World Card Making Day 1


These days, everyone needs a lift and wants to hear that they’re important to someone. And, with everything going on in the world, a reminder for all of us ~ cards are a perfect way to reach out and show appreciation for special friends. This coming Saturday is World Cardmaking Day and the following week is World Card Sending Week!


From Stampin' Up! ~ Are you ready for a World Cardmaking Day challenge? Stampin' Up! is asking demonstrators, friends, family members and customers to help us collectively send 60,000 handmade cards around the world during World Card Sending Week (4–10 October). What better way to achieve that goal than by making multiples of cards in a short space of time! The Stamparatus is an excellent tool to help you achieve that goal. Take a look at our video for some simple and quick card inspiration!

Old Goat WCMD

You can find the WAY TO GOAT stamp set on page 105 in the Annual Catalog and the Stamparatus on page 164 ~ it makes multiples EASY PEASY!





1:00 ~ 6:00

2758 Murray Avenue, Norfolk

RSVP so I can prepare the projects (& a gift certificate) for YOU!  



2020-2022 In Color Monthly Share Club ~

5 month commitment, each month includes one roll of twill ribbon, one package of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock, one classic inkpad, one refill, one marker, twenty enamel dots, 6" x 6" DSP.  You also receive HOSTESS BENEFITS one month ~ your choice.

I will have everything on display at the open house on Sunday and you can let me know if you would like to join ~ it's a great way to 'get it all' wo breaking the bank!!!  

"One to Keep and One to Share!" Melissa Burroughs

MELISSAMelissa sent me this picture yesterday ~ when she FINALLY received her NEW CATALOG in the mail.  I know that some of them have taken a very long time to get across the country and, if you still don't have yours let me know.  I will get one to you ~ that's exactly how Melissa got TWO!  She is going to share the second one  with a friend.  And, if you have a friend that would like a new Stampin' Up! catalog please let me know!  And, invite your friend to my NEW CATTY CELEBRATION on Sunday afternoon, June 14!  Put that date on YOUR calendar so you can have some Stampin' Up! fun!

Thursday, May 21, Day of Service @ Stampin' Up!

This coming Thursday is Stampin' Up!'s DAY OF SERVICE.  At 4 PM, our time, they will include demonstrators and customers in the event which supports those individuals effected by COVID19 and those working in the medical field.  They will be making cards to share using the sharesunshinepdf that you can download, below.  You may have seen some of the really fun CARDS that I have created and have been sending to friends and family recently.  The money raised from the PDF ($12) is all donated to two organizations working on this cause.

If you would like to join me in the Cat/Art Studio to make some cards from 2 - 4 on Thursday please let me know so that I will have cardstock and designer series paper ready for you.  We will be using the fun PDF to make quick cards ~ EMAIL ME!

Day of Service Heart





Stampin' Up! Day of Service

Sara Douglas, Stampin' Up! CEO made an announcement earlier this week about this year's


Each year employees of Stampin' Up! spend a day in May working on a project together that will benefit the community in some way.  It is always a well thought out service project that everyone enjoys.  This year Sara has decided to extend the opportunity to all of us through the fun PDF download that you can find at  You can see more information about the PDF, Stampin' Up! and my sample cards if you go back to my posts on April 29, 30th and May 1.  I will be hosting our own CAT/ART STUDIO DAY OF SERVICE the afternoon of May 21 from 4 PM to 6 PM ~ more information to come soon!  #sharesunshine

Day of Service Heart

Susan's Stamping Fun!

This is Zeke, Susan Tran's grandson who is three and a half AND loves making Valentines with his grandmother.  Susan said that he 'just wuved' the bunny and the bunny's friends and couldn't wait until Easter to use these cute stamps!

Grandson coloring heart card

Heart Valentines w duckies

And, this is Ivan and he is six.  His Valentines are a little more sophisticated ~ he even used the new stamps from Sale-A-Bration ~ THE GANG'S ALL MEER!  Those Meerkats are too cute (and, so are these young men!).

Grandson coloring small images

Heart Valentines w Meerkats

And, these are Susan's creations!  Thank you all for sharing your great cards as you prepare for Valentine's Day ~ good job!  Your friends will LOVE receiving them!!

Susan's cards

Crafting Fun in the Studio ~

It was a sunny warm day in Norfolk today and it was so great to have friends stop by to celebrate the SPRING MINI CATALOG and SALE-A-BRATION (SAB) with me ~ and the cats (even though Tripod was the only one who joined the party ~ and I think it was because Jan was here to give him lots of kitty hugs!).  We had cards to make, a BOGO sale, a Scavenger Hunt and Alan brought baby cupcakes from Wegman's! 

Lovely Lily Pad Card
Lovely Lily Pad stamp set & dies from SAB
Nancy creating her card
Boo and the poppy sympathy card
Boo creating a sympathy card with the poppy suite
Sympathy card
Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper
Melissa using the Kerchief Card Kit
Kerchief Card 1
A kit perfect for busy crafters!
Kerchief Card 2
Everything is in the kit & it's FREE during SAB!

Hugs for Soldiers

Our team meeting this afternoon was so much fun!  I told you I would be posting our swap cards but I will have to do that tomorrow or Monday (tomorrow is a football day for me ~ GO PACK GO!).  But I did want to tell you about a project that we did at our meeting and ask you to participate if you will be stopping by the Cat/Art Studio for a class or stamp club ~ or, just to stop by (you are always welcome).  

Flowrs & cards for the troopsHUGS FOR SOLDIERS  

This organization in Duluth, GA has a website (click on the title above) and is asking for handmade cards/Valentines for our troops.  The cards above are some of the cards we made this afternoon using the FROM MY HEART SUITE on page 9 in the mini catalog.  I will have to send the Valentines by the 21st as they have to be in Georgia by Friday, January 24th!

That's where you come in ~ stop by and make a card to add to our collection or bring a Valentine from your collection.  The guidelines for the cards ask that the card include a note  and a signature.  Keep your message positive!  Start with a salutation, such as 'Dear Hero' or 'Dear Brave One'.  Cards will be screened.  For the rest of the guidelines go to the link above ~ Hugs for Soldiers.

If you are coming to Stamp Club this week I will have everything available for you to make and sign a card.  The cards can be very simple ~ the message is important ~ we are sending our notes of appreciation to the troops.  Here is another view of our cards from today ~ close up.

Flowers & cards close up

December Team Meeting

We had a teeny tiny team meeting yesterday afternoon!  But, it was so much fun!  We got together at noon and everyone brought a dish for lunch ~ yummmm!  I made the cake from a recipe shared by Denise Hutson at one of our RECIPE SWAPS years ago, do you remember our recipe swaps ~ very creative and delicious.  Denise's recipe was for Pumpkin Cake and it was the first time I had tried ~ good recipe.  Thanks, Denise!

Lunch Cake Denise's recipe
After lunch we looked over some of the new (and coming soon) products that I was able to pre-order from the new Spring Catty and the Sale-A-Bration Catty.  Then we worked on our project ~ a Gold Pizza Box gift with 3 x 3 cards using the Wrapped in Plaid DSP!  Love that DSP!  Such a fun afternoon ~ thanks for coming Denise, Carolyn, Geri, Nancy & Marti!
Finished project 3 x 3 cards inside the gift bos