Saturday, October 31, 2009

Oh my goodness, I just love "My Digital Studio"! it is so easy!! Just an hour ago, we were carving pumpkins, now I already have it scrapped!! That is amazing!! It is so quick and so easy!
I know you guys would love it too!! If you have any questions, just let me know!

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Christmas Jingle Kit is here!!

As announced earlier in the week, my sister Jeanne and I have been working on putting together a fun Christmas kit, and now it is available!!

You will get all of the supplies* you need to make the 5 projects above ( The set of 3 note cards fit into the little purse). The best part is everything is cut and scored for you, and there is no stamping! When you receive your kit, you will also get an e-mail with color pictures and directions for each project!

Available Oct. 30th - Nov 18th

You can purchase the kit here for only

*Candy and Adhesive not included

Thursday, October 29, 2009

For today's post I am adding pictures of a few samples from our "Stampin' Sister's" meeting "Big Shot" Swap!

Chocolate pouch
made by:
Jeanne Kooker

Christmas Matchbox
made by:
Dana Lucas

Winter Post Pillow Box
Made by:
Me, Julie Grenier

Christmas Photo Card
Made by:
Carol Gonzales

Scallop Baby Buggy
Made by:
Carole Fowler

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"Winter Post" Box

This box will be just perfect to package up homemade ginger cookies in......yummy!! It is always fun to package up a homemade goody in special homemade package for delivery, isn't it? Winter Post is one of my favorite stamp sets!

Other supplies used...

Christmas Punch Stamp Set (Hostess Set)
Chocolate Chip & Bashful Blue Stamp Pads
Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip & Very Vanilla Card Stock
Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware
Chocolate Double Stitched Ribbon
Linen Thread
1 1/4" & Scalloped Square Punches

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"Bones" Sour Cream Pouch

I haven't had very many actual Halloween samples, so I thought with Halloween being Saturday, I would do a very, very quick one!! For this sour cream pouch, I used a 6"x 6" piece of black polka dot printed window sheet from the Night & Day Specialty Paper. I finished it off with a tag stamped with "Twick or Tweet" stamp set in Basic Black, layered on Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black Card Stock, and tied on with Pumpkin Striped Grosgrain & Black Gingham ribbon!! You can fill it with your favorite candy!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

"Daisy Tin"

A little break from holiday stampin', yeah!! I love this Daisy Sizzix die,
and daisies and polka dots always go together!! With very little stamping, this project went together very quick, which is always a great thing!!

Other Supplies used...

Olive Designer Series Paper
Wings of Friendship Stamp set
Olive Striped & Chocolate Grosgrain ribbon
Old Olive Stamp Pad
Chocolate Chip Marker
Chocolate corduroy & Playground Buttons

Throughout October, get all-new Deals of the Week—with select products up to 50% off! See below for this week’s Deals of the Week:

Item 116214 Princess Party Kit Reg. Price $15.95 Now $9.99

Item 116213 Pirate Party Kit Reg. $ 15.95 Now $9.99

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Big Announcement!!

My Sister Jeanne ( and I have been working on a fantastic "Simply Scrappin' Gift Kit"for you all to purchase, and we are so excited!! We have all of the projects planned,and this is just one of them, a fun magnetic "Countdown to Christmas, isn't it soooooooo cute!! (We got this idea from our sister Kathy!)
Anyway, stay tuned for details, they will be available sometime this week, along with photos of the other projects!! But I will tell you, Everything will be cut and scored, and there will be no stamping involved, so you will get several gifts that you can assemble very quickly! I hope you will be as excited as we are!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

"Snowflake Purse"

I have had this pattern tucked away for a long time, but wanted to make something fun with this beautiful flocked snowflake paper! Since I am going to a purse party later today, I thought of this, and perfect, off to my stamp room I went!

Supplies Used....

Christmas Punch Stamp Set (Level 2 Hostess)
Soft Suede Stamp Pad
Soft Suede Card Stock
Christmas Cocoa Specialty Paper
Soft Suede Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon
Large oval punch
Silver Cording
Crop - a-Dile
Scallop Border Punch
Circle Designer Brads

Friday, October 23, 2009

"Paint Can Goodie"
I love to decorate paint cans, so easy and fun!
This is a great way to package up any treat!!

Supplies used....

Delightful Decoration Stamp Set
Old Olive Stamp Pad
Old Olive Card Stock
Merry Moments Designer Series Paper
Old Olive 5/8 Grosgrain
Real Red 1/4 Grosgrain
Ornament Punch

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Watch this great Sweet Treats Video from Stampin' Up!

Christmas Ornament

Have you ever seen those clear glass ornaments in the store and wondered what to do with them?
Me to, Then I came across this fun idea!
The only supplies you need are a Stampin' Up! Classic Refill, Dazzling Diamonds and your favorite ribbon! I added a stamped image on the front that I embossed. Rub-ons would be much easier!! This was a quick project, and so fun! I will be making a lot of these!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"Remember" Notepad Easel

If you want to make a quick and easy gift, this is always a great one!! You can use any Designer Series Paper and matching ribbon. I like to place my project on an easel, but you can also put strong magnets on the back to place it on a refrigerator or another fun idea is to put jumbo eyelets in the corners to hang it from a wall in your office!

Supplies Used...
Define Your Life Stamp Set
Small on Board Book Basics
Night and Day Specialty Paper
Basic Black & Whisper White Card Stock
Basic Black Stamp Pad
Black 5/8 & white 1/4 grosgrain, & Black Gingham ribbon

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Gifts for Giving Class

Here is the outside of the 1st project of my gifts for Giving class!! This is always my favorite class!!

We will make 4 great gifts for only $20!! I will add a link to pay soon!

Due to a Jury Summons, the dates will now be

Friday, November 13th @ 6:30 PM
Sunday, November 15th @ 2:00 PM

*I would be happy to add a Wednesday Morning, November 11th if I have enough interest, so please let me know if that is what works best for you!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

114348 Basic Jumbo grommets regular price $6.95 sale price $4.49

109857 Mini Library clips regular price $12.95 sales price $8.99

112571 Circle Designer brads regular price $5.95 sales price $3.99

112581 1/2" Library clips regular price $6.95 sales price $3.99

Coffee Mug Thinking of You Card

This is the 4th and final project from my October Stampin' Fun Workshop!
It is a fun card that you can slip a hot beverage or soup package in!
Perfect to let a friend let them know you are thinking of them when they are feeling under the weather!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fun Gift idea!!
This is a great idea right out of the catalog!!

Supplies used...

From the Kitchen of Stamp set
Dusty Durango & Very Vanilla Card stock
Dusty Durango Stamp Pad
Old Olive & Dusty Durango Marker
Elementary Ribbon Originals
Stampin' Dimensionals
Scallop Edge Punch

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Snowflake Box

A fun little gift box made out of kraft Card Stock and the level 2 Hostess set, Christmas Punch! I love any stamp set that coordinates with our punches! It makes projects go so quickly!! I finished this project off with Double Stitched Bashful Blue Grosgrain ribbon, Linen Thread and then spritzed it with the mist I made with alcohol and Shimmer paint!

Friday, October 16, 2009

"Minnie Mouse" Sweet Treat!

Everyone knows we love Disney!! Well I was at Disneyland the other day, and everything has "Mickey Ears" and I was thinking that these sweet treat cups would be perfect for sweet treat cups! So that is how I came up with this little favor!

Supplies Used....

Oval All Stamp Set
Polka Dot Background Stamp
Real Red, Basic Black & Whisper White Card Stock
Basic Black Stamp Pad
Real Red & Basic Black Marker
Sweet Treat Cups
Black Striped Grosgrain,
Red Grosgrain, & Red Gingham Ribbon
1 3/4, 1 1/4, 1/8 circle punches

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Joy Blocks

Stampin' Up had this adorable project in an upcoming publication! Isn't it so cute!
Below are the supplies and instructions they provided!

Supplies used...
  • Crushed Curry card stock: 4" long strip
  • Old Olive textured card stock: four at 9-3/4" x 12"
  • Whisper White textured card stock: 2" x 1-1/2"; four at
  • Crushed Curry 1/2" polka-dot grosgrain ribbon: 4"
  • 2-1/4" x 2-1/4"
  • Chocolate Chip 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon: 30"
  • Linen thread
  • Décor Elements Décor Blocks
  • Chocolate Holiday Mix Décor Elements
  • Real Red Holiday Mix Décor Elements
  • Clear rhinestone brads
  • Clear buttons
  • Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Mat Pack
  • Paper-piercing tool
  • 3/16" Corner Rounder punch
  • Stapler and staples

  1. Score Old Olive textured card stock vertically at 2-13/16" and 5-3/4". Score Old Olive textured card stock horizontally at 1-3/4", 3-1/2", 6-1-4", and 9-1/8". Remove left side and right sides of card stock down to first row of three squares, creating an upside down "T."
  2. Lay Décor Elements Décor Block on card stock, and adhere. Wrap block, adhering each side.
  3. Repeat steps one and two for remaining blocks.
  4. Round corners of Whisper White card stock pieces using 3/16" Corner Rounder punches. Decorate as desired using Holiday Mix Décor Elements and embellishments.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Look who's arrived!! I am so excited! All of my customers know Michelle, and we all have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of her sweet babies! Well, they are here! I put together these quick little pages with the "My Digital Studio" for her, and e-mailed them to the hospital, and she gave me permission to post them here for everyone to see! Aren't the babies so adorable!!
Congratulations Andy and Michelle! We are so happy for you, and so thankful you are all doing well!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fall Card

A little punch art is always fun!! This is a great card to send for any occasion in the fall! This will be the third project at my "Stampin' Fun" Workshop! The last project will be posted after my Sunday session!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Breast Cancer Gum Pack

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, I have chosen this covered gum packet for the 2nd "Stampin' Fun" Workshop project!!




Regular Price

Special Price



Perfect Setting Bigz XL die





Flower Burst Embosslits die





Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL die



Great deals for big shot dies, I am so excited!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

October Stampin' Fun Workshop!

This week is my Stampin' Fun workshops!! This is just one of the 4 projects we will be making. Check back over the next couple of day for some more sneak previews!

You can RSVP by e-mailing, calling or by pre-paying on the PayPal link! I hope to see you soon!!

The dead line for this weeks deal of the week is tonight!! (really 8:50 am, but let's not push it!!) Check tomorrow for the new Deal of The Week!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Flower Gift Bag

I love to give gifts in hand made gift bags, mostly because it is so fun to get them! It is like a gift before you even open the "gift"!
For this gift bag I just used Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper cut out with the Big Shot flower Clear Die for the main focal point!

Other supplies used...

Wings of Friendship Stamp Set
So Saffron Card Stock
Basic Black Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
5/8 Black Grosgrain Ribbon
Black Gingham Ribbon
Small Oval, Scallop Oval & 5 Petal Punch
Summer Sun Corduroy Buttons!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness Purse

I have had this purse in my cupboard forever, so I thought, what a perfect time to bring it out to embellish!! It started out plain white with a black handle, and I added the Night and Day Specialty Paper, Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon, Filagree Designer Brads and the key chain I made with the Awareness Ribbon Stamp, Tres Chic Background Stamp (Hope) with Melon Mambo Stamp pad & Card Stock, Basic Black Marker and Card Stock & Whisper White Card Stock!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Peanut Butter Cup Treat!

This is actually one of my projects from last year, but I thought it was cute enough to bring back around again this year!! I Just love this little spider with googlie eyes!! This is a fun project to make when you have to make a lot! It goes very quick, and is very easy! Peanut butter cups were always a would cover them for a special Halloween treat!

Supplies Used.....

Batty For You Stamp Set
Polka Dot Background stamp
Sanded Background Stamp
Pumpkin Pie card stock
Basic Black card stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad
Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad
Pumpkin Grosgrain Ribbon
Black Grosgrain Ribbon
White Gel Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals®
1/8" Punch
1-1/4 & 1-3/8 Circle punches
Scallop Circle punch

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

"Delightful Decorations" Card

This was the over-all favorite card from my Christmas card workshop! It has several steps, but is so pretty in person! I love the dimensional ornament, the great thing is it goes flat in the envelope, and pops back up!!

Impressions Folders for the big shot are so much fun!!
They add so much to a project!! They are quick and easy to use, and so, so pretty! (I especially like this new Petal-a-Plenty one!)

Supplies used....

Delightful Decorations Stamp Set
Ornament Punch
Real Red Stamp Pad
Soft Suede Stamp Pad
Whisper White Card Stock
Real Red Card stock
Soft Suede Card Stock
Christmas Cocoa Specialty paper
Soft Suede Ribbon
Scallop Edge Punch
Petals - a - Plenty Impressions Folder (Big Shot)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

"Season of Friendship" Card

This Tree reminds me of when we lived on the east coast in the fall. I loved when the leaves would change colors and and then fall to the ground. They boys would swing on the tire swing and then jump into the pile of leaves! So that is where the inspiration for this card came from! Memory lane... sometimes you can get your best ideas there!

Supplies used....

Season of Friendship Stamp Set
Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, More Mustard & Really Rust Stamp pads
Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard & Whisper White Card Stock
Old Olive Brads
Linen Thread
Jumbo Eyelets

Monday, October 5, 2009

"Pumpkin Patch" Treat

I just love this stamp set! it is so versatile, I have seen the pumpkins used as balloons and Christmas Ornaments, so cute! I have used it so many times already! It has little faces you can add to the pumpkins to make Jack-o-Lanterns as well, but they look so cute just like this, they look they are just sitting in the patch waiting to be picked! This would be a great project to make multiples of, it was very easy!

Supplies Used....

Pumpkin Patch stamp Set
Pumpkin Pie Stamp Pad
Old Olive Stamp Pad
Pumpkin Pie Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Old Olive Designer Series paper
Pumpkin Pie Striped grosgrain Ribbon
Olive Grosgrain Ribbon
Modern Label Punch
Silver Brads
Clear Envelopes

Sunday, October 4, 2009

"Tree Trimmings" Card

Okay, I am back to my normal schedule again! I have been in full swing prepping for my Christmas card Class for national card making day, and now it is over, we had so much fun! I am so glad so many were able to make it. Thank you so much to everyone who made it such a successful event!! I feel so blessed to have such great friends to stamp with! Here is one of the cards we stamped last night! I will be posting a few more of the cards we made during this week, along with other new projects! Thank you for checking in!

Supplies used....

Tree trimmings Stamp Set
All Holidays Stamp Set (Peace Love Joy)
Real Red Stamp Pad
Always Artichoke Stamp Pad
Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper
Always Artichoke Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Always Artichoke Grosgrain Ribbon
Crystal Brad
Scallop Edge Punch

Friday, October 2, 2009

Have you taken the time to look at the Decor Element line?
I just love them! They are a quick way to add pizazz to any room!
The photo above is a little corner of my Stampin' room.
Doesn't the definition just POP on my Chocolate Chip walls!!
They have something for everyone!
Make sure you view the all of the fun choices here!