Friday, December 21, 2007

My Christmas Cards

I don't thing I have realized how long it has been since I last posted. I have been getting all wrapped up in this Holiday Season and trying to get Christmas Presents and projects all ready for Christmas and for a wedding that is just after Christmas. So anyway, this year I mass produced my card like I did for the past two years. I think I ended up with 46 cards.

Stamp Sets: Glad Tidings, Linen Background (retiring), Season of Joy
Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, River Rock, Very Vanilla, DSP Dotted (retiring)
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Tab Punch, Spring Bouquet Punch (retiring), Silver Brads, River Rock Double Stitched Grosgrain, Sponge

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Wedding Card with NEW Stamps!

So this card doesn't have to be used for a wedding but that is what it is going to be used for. This card could really be used for almost any occasion you celebrate! I was very anxious to try out my new stamps and paper! These stamp sets will be available to you in January!

Stamp Sets: A beautiful thing, Celebrate Everything
Paper: DSP Ginger Blossom, Rose Red, Groovy Guava, Very Vanilla
Ink: Rose Red, Groovy Guava
Accessories: Rhinestone brad from the Pretties Kit, River Rock Double Stitched Ribbon, 3/16" Corner Rounder, sponge, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Retiring Accessories for Fall 2007

So the list is out! It is always a bitter-sweet time. I am sad to see a lot of the things go but I am also excited to see what NEW things they will come out with, like the Rub-Ons! I just received mine yesterday! Oooh they are SO pretty and I can't wait to try them out! Well if you want to see the list of retiring accessories click here! They go quickly!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Joy and Chocolate Truffles . . . Yummm!

I work with the young women in church and I have some great counselors who help me organize all the activities. For Christmas I thought I would make them something special that I could add to their gifts, so this is what I came up with.

Stamp Sets: Season of Joy
Paper: DSP Dashing, Whisper White, Real Red, River Rock
Ink: Real Red, River Rock
Accessories: Real Red Grosgrain, Metallic Eyelets, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Crop-A-Dile, linen thread, sponge

Monday, December 3, 2007

The Last of the Calendar Pages . . . Whew!

So these are the last few pages for the Birthday Calendar.
Stamp Sets: Starstruck
Ink: Versa Mark, Not Quite Navy reinker, Rose Red Reinker
Accessories: Sponges, White EP
Stamp Sets: Happy Camper
Ink: Night of Navy, Real Red, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Many Marvelous Markers, Real Red Grosgrain (retired)

Stamp Sets: Elementary Essentials
Ink: Only Orange, Summer Sun, Ballet Blue, Wild Wasabi, Versa mark, Basic Black Reinker
Accessories: Clear EP, Sponge

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Retiring List for Fall 2007!

So the Retiring List is out! You can find a link to the list Under the Stampin' Up! Specials and Promotions section to the Right. If you order a Retiring Stamp Set you can get a Second Retiring Stamp Set of Equal or Lesser Value for 20% off, only available through me! Contact me ASAP because they will only be available through Jan 2 and then they will be gone forever. You also want to place your orders early so you can get the stamps before Christmas, what a GREAT gift idea! I bet you can all guess what is on my Christmas Wish List, STAMPS!
Here is the link to the Retiring List, Click Here

Friday, November 30, 2007

Pens, pens and more pens!

So, first off I want to apologize for the lack of blogging. I have been really busy lately and our family went out of town for a few days for Thanksgiving. I just wanted to share with you the most recent project I have been working on. These pens are for my sister's wedding in January. Can you guess how many there are? 150, okay so it is 149 because I gave one to my cousin who helped me do the tags, and she will not be able to be there for the wedding. Would you believe that there are 350 more already at my mom's house? Yeah, so that makes a total of about 500 pens altogether that I have done for this wedding. I have had some help along the way, so I wanted to give a shout out to all of you who have helped me assemble these pens! I think you all did a great job! Thank You!
So here is a close up picture of an individual one.
Stamp Sets: Polka Dots & Petals
Ink: Glorious Green, Green Galore, Brilliant Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Taken with Teal
Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon, Micro Beads
So here are some more calendar pages.
Stamp Sets: Doodle This
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown
Accessories: Water Color Wonder Crayons, Aqua Painter, Crystal Effects, Micro Beads

Stamp Sets: Monkey Business
Ink: Garden Green, Summer Sun, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Twill Tape, Linen Thread, Silver Brads

Monday, November 26, 2007

This is what I came up with for the month of April. I love the Big Pieces and Little Pieces Stamp Sets.
Stamp Sets: Big Pieces, Little Pieces
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Apricot Appeal Grosgrain Ribbon, Taupe Grosgrain (retired)

Here is the last card that I have for the Christmas Card trade that I participated in.
Stamp Sets: Snowflake Spot
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Bordering Blue
Ink: Night of Navy, Bordering Blue, Creamy Caramel

Friday, November 16, 2007

Let me tell you how Awesome Stampin' Up! is!!!

Just yesterday I received a package on my doorstep! First of all, who doesn't like packages! To my wonderful surprise it was a FREE stamp set from Stampin' Up! Around this time of year Stampin' Up! sends all their demonstrators a stamp set just to say thank you for all the hard work we do. Aren't they Fabulous! This is a little preview as to what will be available in the new Spring Summer Catalog. This is a Level 3 Hostess Stamp set that you can only get by hosting a workshop. I am so excited to cut and mount my stamp set so I can start playing!

This is another card from the Christmas card swap that I participated in.
This is a view of the inside, how clever!

Stamp Sets: Snow Flurries, Lovely as a Tree, Retired Level 1 Hostess Stamp Set
Paper: Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Mellow Moss
Ink: Night of Navy, Mellow Moss
Accessories: 1-3/8" Circle punch, 1/4" Night of Navy Grosgrain Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch

Here is March for the Birthday Calendar. Some bright colors!
Stamp Set: Bugs & Kisses
Ink: Reinkers in Yo Yo Yellow, Pink Passion, and Green Galore, Versa Mark
Accessories: White EP, Heat Tool, Sponges, Birthday Calendar

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Fun photo Wallet

I made this for my hostess at my last party. To make it I used the Five-in-One Card Cover Template using the DSP Wintergreen Paper. I made a belly band using Soft Sky and then I punched out a Mellow Moss and Certainly Celery 5-Petal Flower and bound it all together using a green rhinestone brad from the Circle Ice collection.
Inside I stamped 3 different flaps that you can put a 2x3 photo in using the Season of Joy Stamp Set. I then rounded the corners with the 3/16" corner rounder punch. I then glued them in alternating the way they open.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Envelope Template/ Bathroom Project

This is a very simple card that I created to go with the envelope made with the Five-in-One Card Cover. The lining of the Very Vanilla Envelope matches the DSP Dashing on the card. I made a 6" x 3 3/4" Card using Very Vanilla CS. I cut a strip of the Designer Series Paper Dashing and added Merry Christmas in Old Olive ink. I matted the Christmas Tree from Season of Joy in Real Red and glued it all together.
So these next pictures aren't very pretty at all! This was supposed to be just a quick project were my husband was going to take out the old tile and put in a new floor. I only agreed to it because the tiling job was terrible and all the grout was popping out. The grout lines were too thick and they were never sealed. So anyway my husband was going to put in a quick linoleum floor so we would not have to wait a couple day while the tiles set and so on. Walter pulled up the flooring and found water damage all the way down to the skeleton of the house. So in short, this little project has turned into a full on remodel of our one and only bathroom, leaving us with no shower for two weeks. I am happy to say that we now have a working shower and a floor. I will post pictures of the finished project when it is all done!
So this is a picture of what was behind the vanity. I was so surprised to see that the previous owners filled the holes in the wall with T-shirt scraps, instead of actually patching them. I just laughed when Walter showed me. I told him that he needed to do things the right way when putting everything back. He was in total agreement. I just want to say that our next house will have at least two bathrooms, I never realized what a blessing a second bathroom was until this project.

Monday, November 12, 2007

30/30 Winner!

Congratulations Mattie, your name was drawn out of the 30 names on my 30/30 Board. You have won $30 in Free SU! Merchandise! The 30/30 board has been such a success I have decided to continue doing it. Remember any $30 order of Current SU! Product puts your name on the board and when it is full I will pick another winner who will win $30 of the SU! Stamping Products of their choice!
I wanted to show you this cute little ornament/tag that I demoed at an in home workshop. I used the DSP Dashing for the mini envelope. For the ornament I used the snowflake from the Season of Joy Stamp Set that can be found in the Holiday Mini Collection 2007 Catalog. I stamped it in River Rock on Very Vanilla CS and punched it out with the 1 1/4 Circle Punch and roughed up the edges with the cutter kit and sponged in Real Red. I then Punched out a 1-3/8 Circle of River Rock Card stock and did the same thing I did with the other circle except I sponged in River Rock. I punched out a Real Red Scallop Circle and sponged the edges with Real Red. I glued it all together and used my Crop-A-Dile to punch a hole and to set a gold eyelet from the Metallic Eyelets. I then added Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon to create an ornament. You can leave off the eyelet and ribbon and you will have a really cute tag for your Christmas Gift!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Happy Halloween a few days late!

Shaelyn was SO excited to be Bell this year as you can tell.
Winston wasn't so happy to be Mickey Mouse. Later on I had to rub off his black nose because he kept smearing it.
Shaelyn was ready to pose for the picture. What a ham! I think she may have a future in being a Disney Princess. If any of you know me, then you know that that would be my ultimate dream job.

Here is another picture of Winston. He is still not that happy about being in this jumpsuit but once he figured out that all he had to say was "Trick-Or-Treat" and he would receive candy for it he wasn't noticing the costume so much.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Lovin' Cold Play

I think this is one of my favorite pages because it uses the Mini Envelope Template, and there are hearts! I love Valentine's day.
Stamp Sets: Simply Said, Sweet Shapes, Priceless, Holidays & Wishes
Paper: Velum, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Rose Red Marker
Accessories: Mini Envelope Template, Birthday Calendar, Small Tag Punch, Tag Punch, Pretty in Pink Grosgrain, Sponge, mini glue dots, stylus, staple
This is another Christmas Card from the card swap I participated in. I really like this color combo, it is different from your normal colors for Christmas Cards, there is a really cute sample in the Fall-Winter Catalog on Pg 44 using the same stamp set and color combo.
Stamp Sets: Cold Play, Big Deal Alphabet
Paper: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue
Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink, Real Red
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Double Circle Punch, Red Gingham Ribbon

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Winter Wonderland

I tried to post yesterday and I wasn't able to because blogger was having some issues or something. So anyway, it seems to be working today, yeah! So this is January's page, it had iridescent ice snow over the top of the snowflakes, you just can't see it in this picture.
Stamp Sets: The Snowflake Spot
Ink: Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Not Quite Navy, VersaMark
Accessories: Iridescent Ice, Heat Embossing Tool, Hodgepodge Hardware, Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon

Here is another card from the card swap.
Stamp Sets: Glad Tidings
Paper: Brocade Background DSP, Real Red, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Mellow Moss, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Kraft
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Crystal Effects

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Poinsettias and Swirls

I don't know if any of you have noticed, but I really like this stamp set that is found in the Holiday Mini Catalog. I also really like the In Colors this year! So this is the December Page for the calendar, the flowers have glitter in the middle, I think it is really pretty!
Stamp Sets: Season of Joy
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Birthday Calendar, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Hodgepodge Hardware, Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Grosgrain, Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Grosgrain, Mini Glue Dots

This is another one from the card swap, I like the combination of the See You Around Jumbo Wheel and the tree stamp from Year after Year Stamp Set.
Stamp Sets: Year after Year, Sincere Salutations, See You Around Jumbo Wheel
Paper: Handsome Hunter, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Bravo Burgundy Jumbo Cartridge, Handsome Hunter
Accessories: Bravo Burgundy Grosgrain

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Leaves Are Falling All Around

Here is the November Page for the Birthday Calendar. I just love fall colors.
Stamp Sets: With Gratitude
Ink: Ruby Red, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots
This is another one from the card trade.
Stamp Sets: Cold Play
Paper: Ruby Red, Brocade Blue, Old Olive,
Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Ruby Red, Brocade Blue, Old Olive
Accessories: Small Tag Punch, Tag Punch, Brocade Grosgrain, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, October 12, 2007

Home is Where the Haunt is

Over the next couple of days I hope to post all the different pages for the Birthday Calendar that we will be making in my upcoming stamp camp. I figured that since we are in the month of October I figured I could start with it. I used the Aqua painter to do the background and blended a combination of 8 colors.

Stamp Sets: Home is where the Haunt is

Ink: Versa Mark, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Reinkers in the colors of Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Carmel, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, Bravo Burgundy

Accessories: Aqua Painter, Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Embossing Tool, Birthday Calendar

I recently participated in a Christmas Card swap so I will be sharing some of them over the next few days. I don't know who did what cards so I can not give them the credit they deserve.


Stamp Sets: Short & Sweet

Paper: Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue

Ink: Bashful Blue

Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Mat Pack, Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon

Thursday, October 11, 2007

I think I have drowned in Tulle!

So for the past five days I have been working on this project. Doesn't it look lovely! Ha ha. Can you tell what it is? Well it is a costume for my 3 year old daughter. I have been thinking about this costume since last year when I saw this really cool Belle pattern. I ended up buying the yellow fabric last year while it was on sale and waited to get the rest of the stuff until this year. To my great surprise, my daughter informed me that she was going to be Jesse from Toy Story 2. I tried to convince her otherwise and she wouldn't give, and then one day a miracle happened and she told me she wanted to be Belle, I jumped at the chance and started sewing before she could change her mind.
After a zillion layers of Tulle, this is the end result. I'll take pictures of her in it later with the hairdo and everything, there are also arm gauntlets that are supposed to look like gloves. When my daughter tries on the dress she glows, I am glad she likes it, and I hope you all do too!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Groovy Long Notes

Here is a quickie card. I used my so swirly wheel inked in versa mark and sponged around the edges. This card could be for a number of things, I used it as a baby card. The only ink I used other than the versa mark was Groovy Guava.


Stamp Sets: Priceless, So Swirly Jumbo Wheel

Paper: Long Notes, Blush Blossom, Very Vanilla

Ink: Versa Mark, Groovy Guava

Accessories: small tag punch, tag punch, Ivory Organdy (retired), sponge

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Some Priceless Thank You Cards

One of my friends had a baby shower and I thought it would be a good idea to help her start her stack of thank you cards, because you get a lot of things when you have a baby! I gave her 10 other ones besides these 5 cards but they were very similar to ones I have posted before. Can I say, I love these colors together!? Groovy Guava, Blush Blossom, and Chocolate Chip!


Stamp Sets: Priceless, Much Appreciated, So Swirly Jumbo Wheel

Paper: Groovy Guava, Blush Blossom, Shimmery White

Ink: Versamark Inked Cartridge, Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" square punch, Sponge

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Hi All, I am so sorry I haven't posted is a LONG time, I have been trying to make up a schedule for myself and get myself more organized, and stamping hasn't made it into the schedule except for some project repeats, so you all don't want to see those. Anyway, my daughter started preschool two weeks ago and this was her 1st day photo. She loves school!
So here is a picture of my son. He is leaking chocolate, ha ha, and having a great time! I think in this picture he is eating a brownie or something else made completely out of chocolate. I imagine him saying, "ha ha mom I got it all over!" The joys of motherhood!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


I think I have said it about a hundred times but I LOVE CHRISTMAS! Would you believe I have already put in a couple of Christmas CDs and listened to them a few times over. Well I have, that is how excited I am about Christmas. I haven't decorated yet, I am not that obsessed, but I am already getting that Christmas Feeling. So this is the last of the 5 cards we will be making in October. I really like the DS Paper on this card and the colors. I also used my Crop-A-Dile for the jumbo eyelets. Have I mentioned that this could be one of the greatest inventions ever!

Stamp Sets: Perfect Presentation Level 2 Hostess Set
Paper: DSP Dashing, Real Red, Old Olive, River Rock
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Crop-A-Dile, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Christmas Elegance

This is another card for my upcoming class in October. I really like how this card turned out. I embossed the top image with gold embossing powder and used mellow moss for the underlying image. Pretty colors together. I also put a strip of brushed gold CS in the middle and added gold brads. If only it was real gold, right!

Stamp Sets: Solemn Stillness, Everyday Flexible Phrases
Paper: Brushed Gold, Mellow Moss, Ivory Naturals
Ink: Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla, Versa Mark
Accessories: Gold EP, Gold Brads, 1/16" Punch, heat embossing tool

Monday, September 17, 2007

Ultrasound Pictures and a card

So here are some pictures of my little Boy who is due sometime at the end of January. We are so excited to have him be a part of our family! I had an ultrasound a week ago and just got around to posting.

This is a profile of his body, at least the upper half. I know my son and daughter will be so excited to have a little brother to play with.
Here is a card for one of my upcoming classes. It looks a lot prettier in real life. The snowflakes in the background have dazzling diamonds on them! I love glitter! Even though it gets all over the place.
Stamp Sets: Snow Flurries, Glad Tidings
Paper: Kraft, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla
Ink: Bashful Blue
Accessories: Light Blue Gingham, Small Tag Punch, Tag Punch, 2 way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds, 1/8" punch

Friday, September 14, 2007

Christmas is Coming!

I have been working on and off on this Christmas Chipboard Clipboard. Say that 5 times fast! I had this idea a long time ago and just got around to doing it. It was time consuming but A LOT of FUN and well worth the effort put into it. I also used my crop-a-dile on the clipboard and it went through everything! The Chipboard, paper and ribbon! It made me so happy! I added the pewter jumbo eyelets.

So this is a view of the back. I covered all parts of the clipboard with paper. I also added a "love note" sized envelope to the back to hold all the extra numbers. It turned out to be the perfect size. I sponged around almost everything with Always Artichoke Ink.

Here is a close up of the tree. I popped it up with Stampin' Dimensionals, but before that I covered the whole thing in versa mark and used iridescent ice Embossing Powder and heated that then I versa marked it again and did a clear EP layer to create more shine. I really like the result!
So this is the real count down to Christmas! Only 102 days! Better get working on your projects Ladies! I know I have to! Ha ha!
Stamp Sets: Season of Joy, Big Deal Alphabet, Headline Numbers, Euphoria Alphabet & Numbers (Retired)
Paper: Shimmery Card stock, DSP Wintergreen, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Soft Sky
Ink: Always Artichoke, Versa Mark, Summer Sun Stampin' Write marker, Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker, Close to Cocoa Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories: Crop-A-Dile, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, 4-1/2" X 9" On Board Clipboard, Soft Sky Double- Stitched Ribbon, Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Always Artichoke Grosgrain Ribbon, Iridescent Ice EP, Clear EP, Stampin' Dimensionals, Love Note Envelope, Sponge