Forever and Always

When I first browsed through the January – June 2021 mini catalog, the Forever and Always Bundle caught my eye.  To achieve a traditional Valentine’s Day black and white with a splash of red look for this card, I could have used the True Love DSP.  Instead, I opted for the Love You Always Foil Sheets to add BLING and embellished the foil further using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.  Bling was also added to the Real Red 3/8″ Double Stitched Satin Ribbon with Frost White Shimmer Paint, a Stampin’ Spritzer and water.  More like this at

Call in the Army & the Air Force

My final salute to the military is represented in these two cards.  Both cards could honor the memory of a lost soldier while the star card could also be used to honor a member of the Coast Guard (another important branch of our Armed Forces).  For more military-themed cards, visit Stamp with Gloria on Facebook and view the 05-24-2020 Facebook Live Memorial Day video.  I tried to ‘think outside the box’ using our Stampin’ Up! products in a different way.  See more like this at



Painted Poppies for Memorial Day!

Today is the day we remember those who served.  Although my Dad did not die while in the service, he did suffer from PTSD.  He served in the Navy through a waiver which enlisted him at age 16.  He served for 12 years, catching the beginning of the Vietnam War.  He spent most of his time on the USS Sumter, a Tank Landing Ship, launched in 1969.  It was decommissioned in 1993.  My dad was a cook – an essential worker – on a Newport-class tank landing ship!  Take time today to remember those who have passed and to appreciate their sacrifice.

Poppies signify the soldiers who have passed.  In the second Battle of Ypres, John McCrae was struck by the sight of bright red blooms on the broken ground that covered the dead.  He wrote a poem called In Flanders Fields and the poppy became a symbol of the fallen.

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