Thursday, November 14, 2013

I've Moved!

Thanks so much for visiting today!  My blog has moved and this is where you can now find me!


Monday, October 21, 2013

25 Stamp Sets 25% OFF!!

What a great way to celebrate Stampin' Up!s 25th anniversary.  The actual date of the anniversary is October 25th so starting today through October 28th, you can save on 25 different stamp sets!  Click here to download the PDF of all of these great stamp sets!!

Today is Tuesday so here are the Weekly Deals for this week!

If you would like to purchase any of these items, you can click HERE to be taken to my  online store!!  Any questions, please don't hesitate to email me!


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Envelope Pouch

I feel just awful that I haven't posted in so long.  I've been helping out my daughter by babysitting our granddaughter and at the end of the day I am too tired to do much of anything!  The other day though I did get some time in my craft room and made this pouch using the Envelope Punch Board.  I slipped in two packages of Almond Roca.  Wouldn't this be great for some of your adult friends on Halloween?

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Another Sunburst

Today I have another Sunburst card for you using the paper Sweater Weather which can be found in the Holiday Catalog.  This time I just used two patterns as opposed to the four I used on this card.

My husband and I are babysitting our granddaughter today so we are off to go pick her up!  Have a wonderful day!


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sunburst Technique

Sometimes life gets so busy that it is hard to find time to get everything done that you want to.  I am not a person who willingly jumps out of bed in the morning, while it is still dark, to get things done but today I did just that. So, it is time to show you a card that we did at my Stamp Club this month.
This was made using the Sunburst technique and it was a fun card to make.  There are so many possibilities with this design by just using different paper.  I will have a few more to share with you in the next few days!

Next week it will be my granddaughter's first birthday!  What a fun year it has been!  My husband and I are just in love with this little girl. Here's a picture of her with her dad, my son-in-law, Tyler, when they went to Disneyland a few days ago.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful Sunday!


Thursday, September 12, 2013

New Clearance Rack Items!!

New items have just been added to the Clearance Rack! Great prices!  Click here to see all of the great items you can purchase at discounted prices!  

The Magnetic Platform is now available for purchase again!  They are in stock so if you've been waiting to get one, now is the time! Click on the item number below to go directly to my website.
#130658     $39.95

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 5, 2013


This was my first try at our new Mini Muslin Bags (#132180) in the Holiday Catalog!   In all honesty, I wanted my dots to be darker so I'll be trying something different next time although I think it is pretty darn cute!
My stamp set is Halloween Bash which I stamped in Pumpkin Pie and Black StazOn.  I popped the bat up with dimensionals, punched a hole and used Linen thread to attach it to the Basic Black Tafetta Ribbon.  What a fun treat this would be to receive!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Pocket Gift Card Holder

I love to make gift card holders.  The one I have for you today opens up to a small pocket where you can insert your gift card!

I used the beautiful Eastern Elegance DSP with Coastal Cabana card stock.  Such a pretty combination!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Shop 24/7 at my Stampin' Up! online store HERE.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Available Today!!!

The new Envelope Punch Board is available starting today!!  Are you wondering what the heck this is?  Check out the video below to learn all about it!

Envelope Punch Board    #133774  $19.95

If you would like to purchase this fun new product, you can shop HERE at my online store!

Take Care,

Friday, August 30, 2013

New Bundle and Best of 25

For a limited time you can purchase the Bitty Butterfly punch and the stamp set, Papillion Potpurri together and save 15%. Several weeks ago I showed this card which uses Papillion Potpurri! I didn't use the Bitty punch but the Elegant Butterfly punch.  The Bitty Punch was used on the inside of the card.  If you would like to see the flyer enlarged, just click on it.

The Best of 25 Stamp set for September is now available!  Click on the flyer to see it enlarged.
This set will be on my next order.  My two favorites are the leaf and the bucket of apples!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


If you would like to order any of these products or just window shop, you can go to my online store HERE.

Monday, August 26, 2013

You Made My Day

Today I have a card that I made using our Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape.  It is so easy to make a cute and quick card with this embellishment! I stamped a flower from the set Flower Shop and punched it out with our matching Pansy Punch.  I added several rhinestones to the middle to bling it up. My sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts, a set that I am in love with.
A Dozen Thoughts       Wood #131056    $26.95              Clear #131059  $18.95

Thank you for stopping by!


You can order the products to make my card HERE at my Stampin' Up! online store.  Any questions, just ask!

Stamps:  A Dozen Thoughts, Flower Shop
Paper:  Whisper White
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Accessories:  Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape, Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools:  Pansy Punch

Friday, August 23, 2013

Hey There Friend

A quick post today!  My card was inspired by a beautiful one I saw by Selene Kempton.  I loved the colors she used and this new Maple Leaf stamp and knew I wanted to make one!  I will post the supplies information later today!

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps:  Magnificent Maple (Holiday Catalog), sentiment (My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit)
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Pacific Point
Paper:  Whisper White, Pacific Point
Tools:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Polka Dot Pieces

I found the idea for this card on Sam Donald's website.  She is also a Stampin' Up! demo but she is located in the UK.   This card makes me smile because it is so bright and cheery.  It is somewhat hard to see in my photos, but can you tell the difference between the two cards, besides the sentiment?

The base of one card is Whisper White and the other one is Melon Mambo. It is a little bit easier to see the difference in the picture of them side by side. 

The pretty polka dot paper is from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack.  It is 12x12 paper in all 10 colors in the Brights collection. My flower comes from the set Polka Dot Pieces.  I stamped the large flower image once and punched it out with the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch.  The smaller flower was stamped twice.  The center of one was punched out with the 3/4" Circle punch and then I used the 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch for the entire flower.  A rhinestone in the center gives it just a touch of bling.  My sentiments are from the Hostess set, Banner Greetings.  

Polka-Dot Pieces     W #129705 $20.95      Clear #129708 $15.95
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great rest of the day!


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Happy Birthday, Tyler!

Yesterday was my son-in-laws 30th birthday and I made this check/money holder for him. It was a bit of challenge for me to make a masculine card. I had another Designer Series Paper in mind but then decided that it was too girlie.  I think this paper works from the Epic Day This and That DSP pack.  I knew that I wanted to have the number thirty on the card so I used my Big Shot and the Typeset Alphabet Bigz die. They were cut out with the same paper as the holder.  I wrapped a belly band around it to to keep the contents nice and secure. I hope he liked it!

Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die #127553  $89.95
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take Care,

Stamps:  Create a Cupcake
Ink:  Gumball Green
Paper:  Epic Day This and That DSP, Pool Party, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Subtles Candy Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip
Tools: Big Shot, Ovals Collection Framelits, 1 inch Circle Punch,  Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die

You can order the supplies to make your own check/money holder at my Stampin' Up! website.  Just click here!  Let me know if you have any questions! 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin Arrived!

Did you see my post HERE about My Paper Pumpkin?  I mentioned that I signed up for a My Paper Pumpkin subscription a few weeks ago.  Yesterday my first shipment arrived!  Here's all of the fun goodies that were in my red box!

Everyone receives the same first shipment which comes with a "D" block for your stamp - all other shipments will not have a block.  I have enough materials to make four cute cards! I am especially excited about the "hey there friend" stamp.  I've seen it on cards and really wanted one of my very own!

If you sign up before August 31st, you will receive the first two months at a discounted rate of $10 each.  After that, the price will go up to $19.95.  You can skip a payment or cancel at anytime if you decide it isn't for you.  The block itself in the first kit is valued at $8.50 plus you will receive all of the other materials. This will be your first kit and from then on, it will always be a surprise. Surprises are fun, don't you think?  Here's how to sign up and to get the discount:

1.  Sign up at before August 31, 2013

2.  Use the promo code PUMPKINDEAL

3.  Don't forget to choose me as your demonstrator 

Your first kit will go out after the 10th of next month so if you decide at a later date to sign up, just be sure to do it before the 10th so that you'll receive the shipment for that month.  If you have any questions at all, please just email me!

Take Care,

Monday, August 19, 2013

Mystery Hostess and Label Card Thinlits

Hi Friends,
I hope you had an enjoyable weekend!  My husband, Mark, was out of town so I worked in my stamp room and that was fun. He is an airline pilot for Delta Airlines so he is gone quite a bit.  His schedule varies from month to month and when he isn't home I spend a lot of time stamping.

I made this card last week and used the new Label Card Thinlits.  Not only do you get the shape for the actual card but there are many more pieces to use.  I used one of the shapes in the Thinlets set for my sentiment which is from the set Six-Sided Sampler.  I stamped my butterfly with Staz-On (you really get a nice vivid black) onto Coastal Cabana and then punched it out with my Elegant Butterfly punch (#127526).   I used the set Polka Dot Pieces  and stamped the "flowers" with my Coastal Cabana ink pad.  I felt it needed some bling so I added rhinestones.  I love that sparkly look!

If you would like to order any of the products to make this card, use the Hostess Code that I mentioned last week.  The code is good until Friday and if you place an order using the code below, you will have a chance to win the Hostess Benefits, which will be at least $25 if the combined orders reach $150.  You must use the hostess code below when you place the order.  Please be sure that my name is in the upper right hand corner. Your order will come directly to your home and will begin processing immediately. I will notify you on August 24th if you've won and I will order your free products!!  Any questions, please let me know!

                        Hostess Code:  7XRSSMRB    

Good until August 23, 2013

Label Card Thinlits #133479  $32.95
Have a wonderful day!


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Hostess Dollars

Here's one of the cute sets that you can only order with Hostess Dollars and a card that I made using it. 
Banner Greetings   Available in Wood and Clear Mount

Would you like a chance to win Hostess Dollars so that you can add this set to your collection? Just place an order* on my Stampin' Up! website between now and August 23rd and you will receive a chance to win hostess dollars!  You must use the hostess code below when you place the order.  (This allows the orders to be combined to earn hostess dollars). The order will come directly to your home and will begin processing immediately. I will notifiy you on August 24th if you've won and I will order your free products!!  Any questions, please let me know!

Hostess Code:  7XRSSMRB    
Good until August 23, 2013


*U.S. residents only

Paper Pumpkin Special

Have you tried Paper Pumpkin yet?  It arrives each month in a red box with goodies to create a fun project.  If you haven't joined yet, this is a perfect time because you can join for only $10 a month for the first two months. After the first two months, you can keep the kits coming to you every month for $19.95 (shipping included)!  Each month you receive a brand new kit and it is always a surprise what it will be until you receive it (even for SU! demonstrators).  You can skip a month  or cancel at any time. 

Everyone at Convention this year won a Paper Pumpkin kit!  I waited until today to open the box so that I could take a picture of it as it was opened.  So, here we go!!

When you lift the lid, you see pretty blue tissue paper with a surprise inside!

This was the first layer - a stamp (blocks not included) and a Basic Black Stampin' Spot!

The next layer revealed a kit!

Here's all the goodies that were inside the box!!

If this sounds too good to pass up, here's how you sign up:

1.  Sign up at before August 31, 2013

2.  Use the promo code PUMPKINDEAL

3.  Don't forget to choose me as your demonstrator 

It's that easy!  If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact me!


Friday, August 16, 2013

New Halloween Stamp Set

Each month this year Stampin' Up! is releasing a new stamp set with some oldies but goodies as well as brand new stamps.  This is the stamp set for August and it only comes in clear mount.  Think of the fun projects you could make with these images!  Click HERE for a copy of the flyer or just click on the picture above.


You can order this fun new stamp set at my Stampin' Up! online store!  Just click HERE.

Thank you for dropping by today!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Beautifully Baroque

Today's card is one that I made at a class given by Maggie Patterson and Ronda Wade.  It uses the beautiful new embossing folder, Beautifully Baroque.  This was the first time that I'd used our Core'dinations Cardstock (underneath my sentiment).  It is a thick, sandable cardstock that you use to create an antiqued, distressed look (I could have distressed it a lot more than I did).  Another new product on my card are the Candy Dots!  You can simply place them on your projects like our pearls or rhinestones or you can use the Candy Dots Brad Bases and turn them into a colored brad!  So cute!

Thank you for taking time to stop by my blog today!!


Visit my online store to purchase the products used on my card.

Card Supplies
Stamps:  Chalk Talk
Ink:  Early Espresso, Pistachio Pudding
Paper:  Pistachio Pudding, Early Espresso, Early Espresso Core'dinations Cardstock, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Pistachio Pudding Ruffled Ribbon, Neutral Candy Dots, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools:  Big Shot, Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder, Extra Large Oval punch, Chalk Talk Framelits, Elegant and Bitty Butterfly punches