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It’s About Handmade Cards!

As we move into fall, winter, and the holidays I have been thinking about the busyness to come but making sure I stay grateful for the opportunities before me.  I am very thankful for the fun and friends I have made through my crafting, especially my fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who are always there to share creating ideas and laughs.

From November 3 – 11 I spent time with my fellow demonstrators in Orlando, Florida.  Stampin’ Up! was celebrating their 30th Anniversary with a big celebration from November 8 – 10 so you can look forward to some new ideas coming your way.

Thanks to friendships made through Stampin’ Up!  I celebrated my birthday (November 4) with two friends, Lisa Wellman and Mary Haugen, at all four Disney Parks.  They have agreed to make my birthday the 4-Park Challenge day.  Our goal was to have fun, enjoy life, and be kids for a day.  Believe me, we accomplished our mission – I have the pictures to prove it!  Here’s just a sample.


My reflections in this post made me think about a keynote delivered on January 31, 2015 at the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Convention in Orlando by Jason Wright.  He discusses the long lost art of handwritten letters and cards.  I know the video (link below) is long (just under an hour) but it so worth the time.

I have now been inspired to start a Make A Card, Send A Card program.  You might be surprised that I have amassed a vast quantity of unsent cards – sometimes because I am too fond of the creations to part with them and sometimes I simply like creating and make way too many!!

If you would like to receive a special unsent card, please email me (rnittistamping@hotmail.com) your information (name and address) and I would be happy to send you one!

Happy Stamping!



On Stage – 6th Swap

I had a great time meeting some new friends today during the 6th Swap Group organized swap.

Here’s my card using the Rooted in Nature stamp set (146482).

To make this card you will need the following:


  • Crumb Cake 120953 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2, 2 3/4 x 3 3/4)
  • Tranquil Tide 144246  (3 x 8)
  • Whisper White 100730 (2 3/4 x 3 3/4, scrap pieces for Tree)
  • Nature’s Poem DSP  146338 (1 x 4 – 2 pieces)


  • Crumb Cake 147116
  • Tranquil Tide 147146


  • Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies 146341
  • Leaves Trinkets 146343
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430
  • Mini Glue Dots 103683
  • Big Shot 143263

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Order by clicking this link, email me (rnittistamping@hotmail.com) and I can place the order for you, or give me a call (651-260-6884). I would be happy to help you!

Happy Stamping!