Thursday, November 21, 2013

Card Club Fun!

Had another wonderful Club meet with a really great group of ladies!
It's always an enjoyable time teaching them....they keep me chuckling all through the class. :-)
It's particularly funny when they get drawn off their 'lists' they come with for what they plan to purchase that day......I SO remember those days when I was going to card classes. :-)
I still do it when I sit down to order for myself and 'discover' many other items I really NEED.....that fall outside the scope of my 'list'.  ;-) It's just too much fun, all these little gadgets and colors!!
Here's one of the cards we worked on this month!


 2 1/2" Circle punch


 Christmas Collectibles stamp set
 Christmas Collectibles punch
 Christmas Messages stamp set


An amazing Sale has begun!!
Check it out HERE
Great deals!!
Perfect time for ordering gifts for your crafty friends and of course....yourself! :-)
Have fun shopping!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Milestone Birthday!!

My eldest daughter turns 13 this weekend!! Crazy!
It feels like it should be 16, though. LOL.
They grow up so fast these days....even when you try to keep them young.
She is so very excited and is having a big party with her friends AND a sleepover!
Yes, call me a glutton for punishment with ten excitable teens in my house for more than three hours. :-)
Seriously, I'm happy to do it and for her to have great memories of these young years. So, it's been a lot of planning and finding creative things to keep the kids occupied and having fun.
My wonderful husband is being an extremely helpful Champ in helping to get everything ready for this gaggle of kids! :-)
My daughter, Rachel, LOVES gem mining, so I was able to get a local miner to come to the house with his mining sieve and bring bags of raw gemstones and fossils for the kids to 'mine' and sift through the dirt for. They are super excited!! If you are interested in this for your own kids, check out his web site He comes to you....also does school functions, science fairs, etc. Real neat opportunity!! I'll post pictures after this weekend's excitement!
Anyway.....I thought I'd post a picture of Rachel's Birthday card using the In-Colors from Stampin'Up! Hope it gives you some fun ideas for B'day cards of your own....
This is using the Secret Garden stamp set #129144
Silver Glimmer paper  #124005

Pistachio Ruffle ribbon #130020

Used the Pansy punch for the flower (#130698) and the Little Leaves Sizzlet (#114511) as well as the Designer Frames embossing folder (#123130) and the Extra-Large Oval punch (#119859) to complete the look. You can use the Typeset Alphabet Bigz dies (#127553) to cut out the Glimmer paper in the numbers you need. :-) They will also cut through tin, cardboard coasters, fabric, cork sheets, etc. Quite handy to use!
Hope you like!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


There's some fantastic stamp sets and deals in this list of 25 sets!!
Move Quickly because the sale is only for 5 more days!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Naughty or Nice?

    Santa starts his rounds in @ 10 weeks....have you been good Mommy's & Daddy's?! :-)

Christmas is so magical....full of family, love and anticipation for us all....I still get excited after all these years!! Can't wait to see the joy on my kids faces as we all gather together on Christmas Eve for our traditional opening of one gift, under the lights of our tree, and for a reminder of what Christmas is all about......LOVE in its purest form. 

Hope you enjoy this adorable "Santa's List" stamp. I love it's simpleness and the wonderful memories it evokes.....hope it does the same for you!

                                                                         Santa's List
Christmas Messages


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Pop & Place Kit

Have little time, but want to still hand-make your cards and gift tags?
This kit is for you, then!
You have options of punch outs or do-it-yourself....along with a great photopolymer stamp set!
Just take a look! :-)
Christmas is only 9 weeks away and will be here before we know it......time to get busy crafting! :-)


Monday, September 30, 2013

Bad to the Bone

Ok, I'm not a huge Halloween fan (except for the fun that the kids have) but I felt like I needed to make a card for it for those of you who find it one of your favorite Holidays. :-)

I had the NEW Halloween DSP, which is very cute, but no current Halloween stamp set. So.......I dipped into my retired stamp pile (yes.....yes, I did! There's just some stamps I cannot give up!) and with some retired ribbon, set out to make a Halloween card. I admit, I wasn't very inspired by the theme, but I hope somehow it manages to inspire you! :-)

You can get the DSP paper and glitter in the Holiday Catalog!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Giving Thanks

One thing I've learned in this life is that there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for in our matter the situation. :-) I am the most thankful for my husband, children, family and friends! I'm blessed to have each one of them in my life!
What are you thankful for? :-)
Thanksgiving is fast approaching and so I've been focusing on Harvest 'flavored' cards!
Hope you are inspired and ready to make your cards for Fall Birthdays and Festivities. :-)
I used the new Magnificent Maple stamp set from the Holiday catalog along with the adorable Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper. LOVE them!
The colors in this card are Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango.
How did I make the leaves?
Easy peasy! Just grab a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock and start slop'in some color on it with daubers or a sponge....a little here, a little there....and then stamp the leaf right over the top! Crumple up your paper and then open back up and cut out your leaf! See? SO EASY!! :-)
Have fun!!
Magnificent Maple stamp  #131868  $9.95 Holiday Catalog
Trust God stamp set  #126702  $14.95
Crushed Curry Chevron ribbon  #130019  $8.95
Sweater Weather DSP  #132184  $10.95 Holiday Catalog

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Nutty Thanks!

Fall is coming!!!.......I think, anyway. LOL
After todays 90 degree status, I'm not really sure where Fall is!
It being my favorite Season.....sweaters, jeans, earthy tones, pumpkin fields, family outings, etc.....I'm getting anxious for Fall to show up! How about you?
With cooler temps and Fall colors in mind, I set out to design some cards that reflect the Season.
See if they do the trick for getting you ready for sweater weather! :-)
I used the new Truly Grateful stamp set from the Holiday catalog, and had fun creating a wreath out of acorns! lol. I hope it works for you!
Did you know you can create your own fun plaids using just a brayer and your ink pads? That's all I did here for the splash of color at the bottom. Just ink up your brayer edge real well, and depending on the angle you touch the edge to the paper will determine how wide of a line you will get. It's kinda abstract, but cute and fun! Have fun with your colors! :-)
Here's a few of the items I used in this card:

Here's the card!


Monday, September 2, 2013

Butterfly Bundle!!

Great Deal!
Choose between Clear-Mount or Wood-Mount bundles.
Savings through September 30th!

Butterfly Bundle Special Offer

Dates: August 29-September 30, 2013
Offer: Get 15 percent off when you buy this bundled butterfly stamp set and punch!
Bundle ItemPage in Catalog DescriptionRetail Price15% Savings PriceAmount Saved!
Butterfly Bundle (Clear-Mount)
Papillion Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
$30.90 $26.27 $4.63
Butterfly Bundle (Wood-Mount)
Papillion Potpourri Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch

$34.90 $29.67 $5.23

Sunday, August 25, 2013


Amazingly FUN product!!
Try it out!!

Have you ever wanted a stamp but couldn’t find the perfect image? Well now you can create
 the perfect image! UNDEFINED™ is Stampin’ Up!’s® new stamp carving product line.
You define the rubber stamp any way you want.
Stamp Carving Kit includes:
• 2 carving tools
• 3" x 4" rubber
• 3" x 4" foam
• 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
• 1 Island Indigo Stampin’ Write® Marker
• 3 postcards
• Instruction sheet
• Stamp image templates

 Refill Kit includes:
• 3" x 4" rubber
• 3" x 4" foam
• 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
Instruction sheet
Item #
Undefined Stamp Carving Kit
Undefined Refill Kit
Clear-Mount Cling Foam*

WATCH the video here for how to use it!


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

LIMITED TIME Holiday stamps!!

Wonderful Holiday stamps to use for your gift giving!
Available only until January 31st, 2014
These stamps coordinate with several punches and die-cuts!
ORDER SOON so you'll have time to make all those fantastic Holiday projects!
My list is ever growing of things I want to do! LOL



Have fun creating!!!

SU Single Markers!!



New Color Markers

In the 2013-2014 annual catalog, SU offer the Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit (item 130034, page 163) to help you update your Many Marvelous Marker pack. Now, they've sweetened the deal. For a limited time, from June 26 until October 31, you can buy any of the new colors in the pack or on their own! Go ahead, fill in the missing pieces in your collection or buy the whole lot.
130034$28.95Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit
Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder
131899$3.50Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Marker
131265$3.50Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker
131902$3.50Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker
131901$3.50Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker
131905$3.50Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
131266$3.50Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker
131904$3.50Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker
131898$3.50Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker
131900$3.50Soft Sky Stampin' Write Marker
131903$3.50Wisteria Wonder Stampin' Write Marker

CLICK HERE to check it out!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Another great Card Club meet!
Such a fun, nice group of seeing their joy in playing with paper and ink! :-)
We used a couple of great stamp sets for this card....many uses with these two....and the new fun Gingham wheel to make the plaid detail.
Simple and easy card!
Fine Feathers  #126517 (Cling-mount)  $12.95

Take Care  #126312 (Cling-mount)  $13.95

Trust God  #126702 (Cling-mount)  $14.95