Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Love You Much Promotion

December 23, 2008 through January 31, 2009

Monday, December 22, 2008

Season of Simple Grace 2

May your season be touched with the simple grace of Christ's love.
Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Season of Simple Grace

Wishing you a never-ending season of love and peace.

Techniques: Sponging with torn paper and embossing

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Merry Messages

Jolly surprises, a tree shining bright-
Mistletoe kisses, a home filled with light.
Hearts that are merry, a time of good cheer-
Wishing all this and a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

"Home For Christmas" Card

Though far and wide on earth we roam,
at Christmastime our hearts come home.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Home For Christmas, Snow Swirled
Paper: White, Riding Hood Red
Ink: Basic Black, Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, Wild Wasabi (retired), Summer Sun
Accessories: Boho Blossoms Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Blender Pen, confetti hearts, packing tape

Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Goodies

This is the other project I've been working on--making goodies for family, friends, neighbors, teachers, etc. I'm finally done. It really didn't take too long. I chose very simple recipes(spritz cookies, candy cane fudge, chocolate covered/dipped pretzels and a few different kinds of truffles). Now we just have to deliver them all. Hope you all enjoy your holiday goodies(sorry if you live too far away for us to give you some, we still love you)!

Christmas Projects

I know I am long over due for some good stamping posts. So here are some of the projects I have been working on. I gave some other projects away without taking pictures first. Mostly they were tiles that I had stamped in different fonts with different sayings.

I stamped this tile with a retired SU alphabet set and I used Brown Stays On ink.
These projects were made using decor elements sayings. I think they are so fun.

Hope you are enjoying the holiday season. Let me know if I can help any of you with homemade holiday gift ideas.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Retiring Stamps Promotion and Free Shipping

The Retiring Stamp Sets List for the Fall/Winter Catalog has now been posted. Make sure you get the sets you want before they are gone!
Check out this promotion on retiring stamp sets:


Retired List Numerical (by catalog page):

Also, check out this free shipping promotion:
From December 9 through December 23, all orders of $70 or more will receive free shipping!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Decor Elements Flower

I practiced putting a vinyl decor element on a tile, and this is how it turned out. I like it. So now I will try more, bigger images and words. I'm going to try it on wood and tile. Hope it turns out nice like this one. Hope you all are having fun with your holiday projects.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Holiday Sale

Check out the great savings on these bundles! To view the flyer, click on this link:
Order your favorites before they are gone. Go to my SU website:
and click on Shop Now then Holiday Sale.
Happy Holiday Shopping!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Christmas Wish

I've been working on some big projects lately, so I don't have much to show yet. I've started making cards to send out for the holidays. Here's one that I used the blender pen to color. Other than that, not much to it. I hope you all are having fun with your holiday projects.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Snowmen and Snowflake

I saw these cute snowmen that another SU stamper made and I just had to try to make them. They are made just by using punches--really quite easy and cute. The snowflake and textured paper were both made with the Big Shot Die-cut machine. The snowflake is made out of cardboard and I put white craft ink on it. Thanks to all the girls who came to our girls craft night. It was alot of fun. Hopefully we'll do it again soon. Have a happy stampin' day!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

November Swap Card

I love going to the monthly card swap. There were some really great cards there. This is the card I made for the swap. I'm sure I could have added more details to it(like some color on the trees or words), but I ran out of time.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Mr. Twigster
Paper: White, Riding Hood Red
Ink: Basic Black, Close to Cocoa, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Brad, Scallop Edge Punch, Stamping Sponge

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Gift Tags

My daughter was given some cute paper scraps. So this is what she did with them. I think they are very cute. I'm excited to get started on holiday projects. If any of you want to get together with me sometime and make holiday cards, tags, or gifts just let me know. Have a very creative day!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hurray for the Phillies!!

This is for my dad, my family members, and all you other Phillies fans out there. Congratulations!!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Monster Card

I think this card is so fun. I can't take credit for it. It was a shoebox swap card that I got to make. We used circle punches and the round tab punch and eyelets. I think this will be a fun card for kids to make at a Halloween party. Happy Halloween Stampin'!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Spooky Halloween Card

I made this fun card(it's missing the black background) at Sherrill's event yesterday. I thought it looked hard, but it wasn't. The black images are stamped(on non-glossy photo paper). Then we used a template to sponge on the yellow. Then we did the fun part, the clouds. We used a gray ink pad, a small sponge, and a torn piece of paper. It's my new favorite stampin' technic. I'd be glad to show you how I did it anytime. Just let me know. Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Chocolate Chip Purse

Here's another purse, with a different style. I used Chocolate Chip paper with retired Designer Series paper and brown ric rac for the handles. Let me know if any of you have tried to make a purse or bag out of paper, and how it turned out.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Polka Dot Purse

I made this purse as a gift. I used some of my punches, a brad, and retired paper. I used velcro to keep the handle down. Inside the purse are four cards I made with the same color scheme as the purse. The purse is quite simple to make, it's just a matter of measuring and folding. The width and height of the purse just need to be as wide as the cards that go in it. Have fun with your creations!

Monday, October 6, 2008

October Projects

Here are the three fun projects we made at this month's workshop. We had such a great time! Thanks to all of you who came. If you missed it, don't worry. I'll do another workshop next month with the same or similar projects. I look forward to the upcoming holidays and hope you do, too. Let me know if I can help you with any of your holiday crafting needs. :-)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Top Note Bigz Die

Part of this card was made using the Big Shot. Can you tell which part? The colors are Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip. I used the Canvas Background stamp and the Pocket Silhouettes. The Holiday Mini Catalog is out now. There are some really fun things in it. Check it out.

Monday, September 29, 2008

All Spruced Up

I'm still working on Christmas pages for this scrapbook. This page I used Riding Hood Red with the Fun & Fast Notes and Short & Sweet stamp sets. I also used the Window Punch and Mellow Moss ribbon(retired). I'll take a break from Christmas pages for my next post. Have a great stampin' day!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Snow Swirled

Here's another page a recently finished. I know it's a little early for Christmas projects, but that's the group of pictures I am on right now. The fun snowflakes on this page are from the SU stamp set Snow Swirled. It's a great set. Happy Stampin'!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Scallop Punch Daisy

I have a few pages to post that I have recently done. This is one of them, very simple. If you have any questions about it, let me know. Have a great scrapbookin' day!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Thanks for Subscribing

(This cute little basket was made using the Big Shot Die-cut machine. How fun and easy is that?!)
Thank you to all of you who subscribed to my blog. I also appreciate your comments. And now for the winner of a free stamp set. All your names are in a hat (kind of old fashioned, I know) and the winner is.....Becky! Congratulations!!! Thanks to all of you for checking out my blog. Sorry there hasn't been a new post for awhile. I just got back in town from a fabulous vacation. I'll post some new stuff soon. Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

New!!! Online Ordering!!!


Now you can order your favorite Stampin' Up! products from me day or night, 24/7. Just visit my Stampin' Up! website and click on shop now. How fun and easy is that?! You can earn Stampin' Rewards (just like hostess benefits) for yourself by ordering this way. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Happy Shopping!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Free Retired Stamp Set!!!

I am giving away a retired stamp set (new, unmounted)!!! All you have to do for your chance at winning one of two sets is subscribe to my blog before September 16, 2008. It's just that easy. Just enter your email address in the box on the right and click subscribe. This will automatically send an email to you when I put a new post on my blog. That way you can stay updated. (Those of you who have already subscribed will be eligible, too.) I will choose the winner randomly on September 17, 2008. The winner can choose which stamp set they would like. Happy Stampin'!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Priceless Scrapbook Page

This page matches a page I did previously. Even though I used the same colors, this page turned out totally different than the first one I did. Here's what I used:
Stamps: Priceless, Define Your Life, Wonderful Favorites,
All Through the Year (ret)
Paper: White, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Pretty in Pink, Versamark
Accessories: None :-)

Pocket Silhouettes

I tried out this new stamp set and I used colors I haven't used before. I hope you like it. There are so many fun new stamp sets that just came out. Be sure to check out the new catalog/idea book. The Holiday-mini catalog will be available soon. There are some very cute holiday stamps in it. And the Big Shot die-cut machine is also in it. I'll post it when it comes out. Look for it October 1. Have a great day!
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Paper: White, Sage Shadow
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, N of Navy ribbon, rub ons

Friday, August 29, 2008

Just B Yourself

This page was quite easy, considering I already stamped these cute images a while ago and was just waiting for the right page to use them on. The color combo I used was Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, River Rock (retired), and white, of course. The stamp sets are Just B, Sweet Celebrations, Big Flowers, and All Through the Year (retired). The ribbon I used is not SU, just something I found in my ribbon box. Anyway, have a great week!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Tart & Tangy Summer Fun

I hope you all had a wonderful summer. School starts next week for us, so hopefully we'll be getting back into a regular rountine. Hopefully that means more time for me to stamp and scrapbook :-) I should also be able to plan some fun workshops. Let me know if you or someone you know would like to host a workshop. With the holidays coming, there will be a lot of fun projects to work on. Happy Stampin!
Page Recipe:
Stamps: Tart & Tangy, Well-Worn Alphabet, Priceless
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Certainly Celery, White
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Rounded Corner Punch, Circle Punch

Saturday, August 16, 2008


These are more of the 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 cards I made using the same colors of ink and cardstock and the same 2 stamp sets. Then I added any accessories I had that matched. If you would like to make these cute cards or use this color combination, here is what you will need:
Stamps: Priceless, Short & Sweet
Paper: White, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Apricot Appeal
Ink: black, Baja Breeze, Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Window punch, Double-stitched ribbon, brads, circle tag, corner rounded punch, safety pin

Monday, August 11, 2008

New In Colors

I love this color combo! Isn't it fun?! I made these four cards with the same 3 colors of ink and paper (& white, of course) and 3 stamp sets. Then I added a few random accessories I had that matched. It was so simple that way. If you would like to make cards like these or try this color combo, here is what you will need:
Stamps: Canvas Background, One of a Kind, All Holidays
Paper: White, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango
Ink: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Boho Blossoms punch, Small Oval punch, Corner Rounder punch, ribbon, jewels, brads

Simply Said--Wonderful Favorites

I'm still working on my daughters scrapbook. We'll see how much more of it I get done before summer is over. For this page I used the following:
Stamps: Simply Said, Wonderful Favorites, Sweet Celebrations
Paper: White, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Summer Sun, Pacific Point
Accessories: Scallop Punch, Photo Corners punch, circle punch, corner punch, ribbon

Friday, August 8, 2008

August Swap Card

I made the first card, but then decided I liked the canvas background with it. So I made a second card and those at the swap got to choose which card they wanted to make. I used my new In Colors which are so fun and one of my favorite stamp sets, Tart & Tangy, which are both in the new catalog coming next Monday. I should have the new catalog posted then. Be sure to check it out and all the new, exciting products!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Just B Happy

Almost everything on this page is retiring very soon. So let me know this week if there is anything you need to order before it's gone. Here's the recipe for this page:
Stamps: Just B, Polka Dots & Paisley (retiring), All Through the Year (ret)
Paper: DS Cutie Pie (ret), Purley Pomegranate (ret), Wild Wasabi (ret), DS Prints (ret)
Ink: Purely Pomegranate (ret), Wild Wasabi (ret)
Accessories: Scsallop Punch, ribbon

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Well-Worn Alphabet Page

Obviously this is one of my favorite color combos. I try to keep my scrapbook pages simple, since I do a lot of them and don't have much time. So here's what I used this time:
Stamps: Well-Worn Alphabet, Perfect Princess, Sweet Celebrations
Paper: White, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: 1 3/8 circle punch, brown rickrack (oops! I forgot to add some bling to the flowers and butterfly)

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Convention Swap Card

I am not at the Stampin' Up! Convention right now, like many other demonstrators. But I did send a swap card there (thanks to Sherrill). I had limited supplies, so this is what I came up with. Here is my swap card recipe:
Stamps: Polka Dot BG, One of a Kind, All Holidays
Paper: White, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Boho Blossoms punch, Dimensionals, Silver brad
I am so excited to see the new idea book/catalog. I have plenty of the old idea book/catalog. If anyone would like a free one for some great inspiration, just let me know and I'll try to get it to you. Happy Stampin!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Polka Dots & Paisley

The pictures are what totally make this page look cute. You'll just have to imagine a pink and green outfit with polka dots. And the journaling will help it all come together as well.
Stamps: Pick a Petal, Polka Dots & Paisley
Paper: White, Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Dimensionals, Pretty in Pink button

Friday, July 25, 2008

Ginger Blossom Scrapbook Page

I think this page looks so pretty and it was so easy. I matched the page to the outfit my daughter was wearing in the pictures I took. That's usually how I come up with the color schemes for the pages I do. Here's what I used for this page(many of these are retiring soon):
Paper: White, Certainly Celery, Groovy Guava, Ginger Blossom DS Paper
Stamps: Lovely Labels, Big Flowers
Ink: Certainly Celery, Groovy Guava
Accessories: Scallop Punch, circle punch, 3 For You Punch, white ribbon

Friday, July 18, 2008

Summer Scrappin'

This was the first ever scrapbook page I made for a Stampin' Up workshop. I used the Life is a Breeze stamp set. Now I have more sets and more colors to choose from for my scrapbook pages. I'll post the new pages I'm working on soon. Happy Scrapbooking!