Happy Thanksgiving

Rejoicing in thankfullness. Yes, even in these trying times. Our family has faced much, but our new life is pressing on. I pray this finds you fine and doing what you love.

I made a Thanksgiving card for special people in my life. I used old stamps, yep, real old, 1995 and 1996. Companies that are no longer in business.

I did use the Stampin’ Up! ink, love their colors and ink, it is easy to clean off with just water…water soluable. Safe, non-toxic.

Cinnamon Cider is the color I used, it its a limited ink color for 2020-2022, it is my favorite right now with intense brown but not dark. I did a water color wash on water color paper…simple but gives a nice look.

I am card making and sending but as for sales and Stampin’ Up! products, they are dead in the water. I no longer have my store to order on line, they charge $12.95 a month and I have had no sales in the passed 8 months. That would be $155.00 for a year, a waste of money cause no one orders and we have no income right now. I will continue on and if you are interested in ordering you need to contact my by email. My heart aches that life changes but it could be worse.

Hugs. Enjoy this special time, no matter what.


Tuesday…Sunny Day

Happy to be here…Loooong week last week. So long, thought it would never end. The news of our country truly played on me. I am so sad of what is going on. All I can say is VOTE. This is not about politics, this is about right and wrong. My heart aches for so many. We have been hit hard here in our household, yes, we press on. I know everyone is different but making cards, sewing and cooking are my godsend. I am blessed with a dog and several cats, they truly give unending love.

Moutain Air is my goto happy stamp…

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Mountain Air Bundle
Mountain Air Photopolymer Stamp Set
Majestic Mountain Dies
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad

Betty Bickford, Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday is Here! Warm Hugs!

Love this set! The stamp set and all the fun. The first photo shows chocolate nuggets wrapped with the Designer series paper. The cups are mini…yes small. They are sold in the 2020 Mini catalog. The tray is too….simple but fun!

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Cards From a Kit!

This kit is awesome….it is not in my craft room…on order. You can order, too! See below to join the fun and bring joy to those you know.

Oh my so many cool things. I have played this video at least 10 times…so many good ideas. I have listed some items used below… Make beautiful cards!

This stamp set can be used for tags, cards, gift wrap and so much more!

Awesome Tag Buffet Kit…shown in video…for tags, cards and so much more…great gift box
Tags and more tags…..
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Betty Bickford, Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrator


The big day is here! Hurray! We hope everyone has a great World Card Making Day!. And remember, once we finish creating our beautiful cards, let’s all be sure to send them off with a handwritten message to brighten someone’s day! In fact, Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 goal is to give away 60,000 cards worldwide, so if I and all demonstrators send at least two cards to someone who could use a little sunshine, we can easily reach and even exceed that goal.

To extend one more challenge, should you choose to accept it. That is—give one of your handmade cards to a professional to show appreciation for their hard work. That person could be a store clerk, an animal shelter worker, a nurse—or the UPS delivery person. Are you in? Let’s smash that 60,000 goal! #makeacardsendacard

Measurement suggestion for inch-users:

On Thank You card:

• Card base: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2 • White layer: 4” x 5-1/4”

To note: Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Trimmer #152392 supports both imperial and metric measurements.

Betty Bickford, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

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Dark and Dreary Day

Yes, October 1, 2020…where did summer go…

Time for Card Making……Sewing. First some cards.

In Colors 2020-2022

In colors only last two years…these are for 2020-2022, Love them! The Ink, the Markers, the Paper and it all matches and makes it fun to create.

I take the precut cards and put another piece of matching Card Stock to give a nice border. I get these ready to go, make a card quickly. Take a base you make from a 5-/2 x 8-1/2 cardstock, score at 4-1/4″….wala, a card base with this and you are half done with a lovely card. Simple and Easy but looks great!

Since March 2020, this time of Pademic, I have made lots of cards..lots. Yes, I have not shared them here cause I have not been able to without internet. We now have internet and seems to work much better. I am thankful to bring joy to others by giving cards to brighten ones day.

To be thought of…greatest gift, Ever!

Just beautiful paper to get make a card…..

So, just paper…yes the above cards are on their sides…but flowers still look good.

Flowers, no matter the season, bring joy. It is 10:00 am here now and so dark, very dark outside. Yikes, think of those who can not get out, the window and outside is their go to….so make a card…give a card. Create Joy Give Joy!!!

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Still Stamping –Create Joy Give Joy

What a Creative Mess

YES, stamping is messy…that is the fun… I do not have a special area for stamping, I have supplies in baskets and totes, it works. Yes, I have to haul it out, than put it back to store but that is OK. Our house is tiny. Only 2 bedrooms, one bath. We have a big basement and it truly helps…but I have health issues and sometimes I can not do the steps. The steps are good exercise, I look forward to going to the basement, but somedays my body does not like me.

Favorite Paper

Oh my, love this paper. Actually it is a get but you can buy refills and I am planning to do so. My favorite stampin up ink is Night of Navy. Yes, Night of Navy, I use it for my wording, designs and background. Night of Navy is my go to color. I always have something ready to send or give.


Boho Indigo is the stamp set and I love it. I did find out the sentiments do not work well with the frames that came pre gilded with gold edging. Goofy. So I pulled out other stamps that I have. Paper Pumpkin stamp sets are another Go To.

Sentiments from Old Paper Pumpkin kits….

As you can see, everything simple, Night of Navy Ink, matching DSP (Designer Series Paper) and simple quick ready to go.

Leaves always a good thing to use on a Card

Leaves are always a go to on a card….yep, green and blue.

so I am creating I will show the results soon….Yes, I will be more faithful in this blog and share. I am trying to get out a funk…..these days are hard on everyone.

NOTE, my dealings in the last few days. When I see someone in the store not wearing a mask, it cuts me like a knife. Yes, Michigan has a mandate to wear maks but people don’t. I was in the grocery store the other day, a lady had no mask, a clerk came up and said “I have a mask for you to wear” the lady flat out said ” I do not need wear one”…. In Michigan, the store can be fined $250.00 for patrons not wearing masks. This lady flat out said, No, I do not need to wear. I went to check out with my two items, with much more shopping to do. I was disgusted.