Stamping is for Everyone!

Decor Grandma Workshop sign

A few years ago, Jack dubbed my stamping area “Grandma’s Workshop”.  Grandpa had a workshop in the basement so Jack thought it was natural that the area where I stamped and created projects should be called “Grandma’s Workshop”.

At the time, my daughter-in-law wrote the name on the window with window makers.  I didn’t wash those words off the window for a couple of years, honestly!  🙂 The name stuck and later on my sister-in-law, Toni, painted the wonderful sign that you see above!

Stamping with Jack and Maddie-001

A couple weeks ago, our grandkids, Jack & Maddie came for a long visit and left their parents at home.  We had great fun doing lots of things including going to the fireworks, swimming and chasing around our hunting land on the 4 wheelers.  But no visit is complete without some stamping time!

I love it when they ask me “can we make some cards”?  It’s our special time together!  Kids are so creative and most of the time they have an idea of how they want the card to look within a few seconds.  Me?  It usually takes a lot longer to come up with an idea and for it to take shape.

Here are some of the cards that the kids made.

Fish Birthday Card by Maddie

Maddie made this card for her Grandpa Kyle who loves to fish. It features the new, Stylized Birthday stamp and Seaside Shore stamp set.


Camping card by Jack

Jack created this card for Grandpa Kyle using a retired stamp set, The Great Outdoors. He sponged the background with classic ink and Stampin’ Sponges. I think he did a great job coloring in the fire to make it look realistic!


Cards by Jack and Maddie

Look at all the cards Jack and Maddie made using some left over card class kits I had on hand. My little entrepreneurs want to set up a stand at home and sell cards instead of lemonade! Grandkids after my heart!

What special things do you do with your kids/grandkids?  Do you ‘borrow’ kids so you can do projects and be creative?  Who have you introduced to stamping?  I’d love to hear your stories.  Please leave a comment on this post.

Visit me on Facebook at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds.

Need stamps or ink?  Cardstock or Memory Keeping supplies such as Project Life albums, pages or card collections?  Shop On-Line.

Now through July 31st, earn a $5 coupon from Stampin’ Up! for each $50 purchased (before shipping/tax).
Redeem your coupon code Aug 2-31st.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Stamping!


To view cards and projects that I made before May 22, 2015, please visit my former blog: Deb's Stampin' Grounds

Bear Hugs for Baby!


Stamp Set – Bear Hugs, Better Together
Cardstock – Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Playful Palette DSP
Ink – Blushing Bride, Tip Top Taupe
Accessories – 1-1/4″ and 1-3/4″ Circle Punches, 2015-2017 In Color Doilies, Bear Hugs Framelits. Project Life Framelits, Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

PPA310 A sketch Challenge

Pals Paper Arts Sketch that inspired my card.

Did you know….TH_Social1_BonusDays_demo_July0716_US


  • For every $50 (on a single order, price before shipping and tax) you spend between July 7 – 31,  you’ll earn a $5.00 Bonus Days coupon that you can redeem between August 2 – 31, 2016.
  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • IMPORTANT!  Save both the email containing your Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be re-sent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
    • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.
    • There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion. There is no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.

New Bundle coming in August!

PicMonkey CollageYou may use your Bonus Days coupons on the Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer stamp set, Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies, Thoughtful Branches Bundle OR ANYStampin’ Up! products (excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions – new prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed).

Take advantage of Bonus Day and shop on-line.  Please use July Host Code WJDHS9QC at check out.  Spend $60 before shipping/tax and receive a FREE gift from me!

Happy Stamping!

To view cards and projects that I made before May 22, 2015, please visit my former blog: Deb's Stampin' Grounds

Cards from Friends

One of my goals as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is to inspire creativity in others.    It warms my heart to know that people are using the supplies that they purchased.  The first 2 photos are cards that friends/customers created and shared with me by sending a photo.

Card by Cindy R-G

Tower Card created by Cindy Richter-Groshek


Card made by Diane Luth

card created by Diane Luth

Another goal is that people send out the cards that they make!  So here I am showing off cards I received from friends/customers.

card from Deba Files

card received from Deba F.


card from Katie Kohn

card received from Katie K.

Remember, a handcrafted card is like sending a hug with a fold in the middle!  So brighten someone’s day and send out a card or 2 this week.

Visit me on Facebook at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds for more inspiration. There you will find quotes, recipes, diy projects and stamping/memory keeping  inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Stamping!

To view cards and projects that I made before May 22, 2015, please visit my former blog: Deb's Stampin' Grounds