A masculine “Birthday Cheer”!


Let’s face it men are hard to Stamp for!   But, I think this card would be great for any man in your life or for a gold or silver anniversary!  In this Card, it is the Die’s that make it.  The negative effect of the presents is so fun to either color in or back with the card-stock of your choice. The beautiful font in the set makes it elegant.   This set is available until June 1st but we are getting low or are sold out on lots of Occasion Catalog sets.  Don’t leave this until the last moment!   If you would like to see more like this subscribe to me at: stampwithgloria.com

Your “Best Catch” is right here!

Every once in a while I want to get a little artsy with a card.   This is one of those times.   I have used a lot of stamps from the Occasions Catalog that I have pictured in their sets.   Crackle Paint, Geared Up, and Best Catch.  See how I used the smoke stamp from all Geared up for the water?  I used two blue’s to achieve that look.  I also used the Shimmery White embossing Paste for the foam.  The hook is actually a yellow toothpick with a feather wrapped around it using our Gold Metallic Thread and the Silver Metallic Thread for the line.  Fun Stuff!   If you want to see new cards every other day subscribe to stampwithgloria.com.   Remember these sets and Dies are limited and will go away soon! 

With a -51 degree windchill in WI everyone is Feeling the cold even the signs! Lol. Cars are on my mind because many of them don’t start in this weather!

                                                                                                                                                                           Card Artists are Gina Coffelt/Waynesville, MO, Charity Wright/Huntsville, AL and Naw T.


Living in WI we are Geared Up! for the cold.  We are used to temperatures changing almost 100 degrees just like this week where we have -51 below wind chills to Sat. where the temp will be a balmy 35 above!   I wanted to showcase these cards from the Geared Up Garage Set in the Occasions Catalog.  Love the artwork and colors in this set and if you remember a couple of weeks ago I showcased another card from this set.   Also, love the accessories!  Do you see the little wrenches from the Classic Garage Metal Elements?   How about that beautiful Black/Silver 1/4″ striped Metallic Ribbon!  Check out this set on page 42, 43 of our Occasions catalog to learn more.  Remember to order with the Hostess Code on the Right-hand side of your screen and stay warm! 

All Geared up for a New Year!


Men!  Let’s face it – From a different planet right? But, what man could resist this card?  There is nothing girlie about this card and it is made with the New Geared UP Garage Set in the Occasions Mini.  How did this card happen?  I cut the gears out of Crumbcake Cardstock and took four ink pads and a sponge to combine colors on the gears to make them look rusty.  The background is silver foil paper with the sparkle folder out of the main catalog.   And the rest is the Geared Up Garage set along with the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies. Do you like the smudges on the card?  I thought it was a nice touch to show you what the card might look like after a mechanic got ahold of it :).  I  used the exhaust stamp in the set to achieve that look. 

With Sympathy…. The power of your cards


This is a sympathy card I made for my son Corbin.   Corbin has just finished 8 years in The Air Force and he had been home for two weeks when we received a text stating that his best friend from high school had tragically died at age 27.   This boy had been at my house many times and was the youngest in a big family.  Corbin was going to attend the wake and came down with his dress clothes and asked me if I could teach him how to iron them.  My heart broke at the request because I wanted to teach Corbin to iron so he could either be a better man to a spouse someday or be totally self-sufficient.  Instead, it was for the funeral of his childhood friend who had texted him in the Air Force as recent as a couple of weeks before he was killed.   I just had no words.  

After the funeral, Corbin received a card thanking him for his generous contribution and in the note, the mother of my son’s friend told Corbin that he should tell his mother that the card was beautiful and to Thank me for Stampin’ it.   I have to say as much as this mother was torn up in grief at the loss of her baby.  She wanted to Thank “me” for a stamped card.  It is moments like these when you realize how people can humble you.  And also why what we do is so important! 

Remember social media can never take the place of something that you stamp and comes from the heart.  

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