Friday, April 30, 2010

A sneak preview of the summer mini....

With all of the graduations coming up, this is the perfect stamp!! It is "Happy Grad" sold by itself for only $8.95!! I have made the cap out of square punches, a brad & silver cording!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Just a note of thanks....

I always need thank you cards, and never have them, so as Stampin' Challenges arise, I think I am going to try to make thank you cards whenever possible!! So this is a card for a challenge.

Supplies Used....

Upsy Daisy Stamp Set
Matchbox Messages Stamp Set (tag)
Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue & Dusty Durango Card Stock
Chocolate Chip Craft & Classic Stamp Pads
Clear Embossing Powder & Heat Gun
1", 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punches
Dusty Durango Grosgrain Ribbon
Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Make sure to scroll down- post from past days just showed up!!

A card for Garrett!!

I've heard it's been a long hard week in Afghanistan, so I though it was a great time to send a hand stamped card off!! With Facebook, I don't do that a s much - I am just good at sending packages!!

Anyway, Everyone knows, this is my most used stamp set, because I do stamp cards for guys who don't get mail and packages.

Supplies used....

Courage Stamp Set

Service & Sacrifice Stamp Set

Jet Black Stazon Stamp Pad

Night Of Navy Stamp Pad

Soft Suede Stamp Pad

Night of navy, Soft Suede, Real Red & Very Vanilla Card Stock

Aqua Painter & Water Color Wonder Crayons

Star Punch

Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon

Natural Hemp Twine

Big Shot & Texture Template


Jumbo Eyelet

Monday, April 26, 2010

Gettin' Ready For Summer....

With some Flip Flop Fun!!

I needed a birthday card for my 14 year old niece, so I went with something a little different.

I think we might make a version of this card at my upcoming card class, it was quick, easy and fun! I like cards like that!!

Supplies used....

Rose Red, Taken with Teal, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink & Old Olive Card Stock

Sweet Pea Paper Pack - Sold Out :(

Rose Red grosgrain Ribbon

Brown Brad

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Happy Birthday to you.....

I love these mini pencil boxes!! The possibilities are endless!! This one was made to put a gift card in for an upcoming birthday gift (It would also be fun for Mother's Day!!)
Supplies Used....
Embrace Life Stamp Set
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
Jet Black Stazon Stamp Pad
Old Olive, So Saffron & Ruby Red Card Stock
So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Old Olive & Ruby Red Stamp Pads
Sponge Daubers
Blender Pen
Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon
Natural Hemp Twine
Sm. Oval, Scallop Oval & Scallop Border Punches

Saturday, April 24, 2010

It's tea time.....

For Mom!!

Another Mother's Day card idea!! I am just having too much fun coming up with new ideas (new idea for me anyway). This is the perfect Mother's Day card for the tea lover in your life!!

Supplies used.....

Elements of Style Stamp Set (from the upcoming summer mini)
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Bashful Blue Cardstock
So Saffron Stamp Pad
Stampin' Sponge
Light Blue Satin Ribbon

I cannot take credit for this adorable pattern....I just added the front panel so I could add a real tea bag!! I got the pattern here

Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Card for the Baker in your Life....

For Mother's Day of course!!

I just love aprons....Isn't this so cute!! It is another great alternative to a regular card!!
Supplies Used....
Elements of Style Stamp Set (Sneak Preview from the summer catalog)
Basic Black Stamp Pad
More Mustard Stamp Pad
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Basic Black Card Stock
Black Gingham Ribbon
Vanilla Button (Button Latte)
Stampin' Sponge
Here is a link to a pattern that is very close, but not exact:

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mother's Day Hat for you....

A little different than the plain square or rectangle card!!

I had pieces left over from my rose candle holders from earlier in the week, and thought, what could I do with those? Well this is what I came up with, a fun Mother's Day card!

Supplies used were...

All Holidays Stamp Set

Regal Rose Stamp Pad

Regal Rose Card Stock

So Saffron Card Stock

Certainly Celery Card Stock

Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon

Big Shot

Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Little Leaves Sizzlet

Extra Large Flower Punch


Glue Dots

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Special setting ....

Perfect for any special occasion!!
See how versatile the Big Shot is!!
I used it here with the Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder to create this
beautiful embossed napkin!! I quickly stamped a matching tag with the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set, and it doubles as a place card as well!! I hope you can bring this idea to your own table soon, maybe even for Mother's Day!!
Other Supplies Used....
Jet Black Stazon Stamp Pad
Bashful Blue Stamp Pad
Blender Pen
Whisper White Card Stock
Basic Black Card Stock
Black Gingham Ribbon

Sunday, April 18, 2010

More courage....

Card #2 For Garrett and the Guys....
As promised, I am back to list the products used....

Courage Stamp Set
Service & Sacrifice Stamp Set
Hero Jumbo Wheel
W/Jumbo Uninked Cartridge filled W/ Always Artichoke Refill
Black Stazon Stamp Pad
Always Artichoke Stamp Pad
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Creamy Carmel Card Stock
Always Artichoke Card Stock
Water Color Crayons & Aqua Painter

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Now that is an understatement!!

Today I am spending the day stamping cards and writing encouraging notes to the guys in my sons troop! I feel they can never get enough encouragement, especially during deployments!!

This is one design, I will show the other one tomorrow!!

I used the Courage and the Service & Sacrifice Stamp Sets, with the Cracked Glass Technique! I used Night of Navy, VersaMark & Whisper White Stamp Pads, Real Red, Whisper White & Night of Navy Card Stocks, Water Color Crayons, Star punches, Playground Buttons, Silver Cording, Red Grosgrain & Red Gingham Ribbons, Clear Embossing Powder & Heat Gun.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Take Note.....

Tonight is my Stamping Class!!!

This is the 4th and final project you will be learning how to make!! So come ready to stamp away!! 4 fun projects for the Mom's, Flowers & More class!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Beautiful paper art.....

It is amazing what you can make out of paper, isn't it!! Imagine the possibilities with these gorgeous flowers!! Come on over Friday night and learn how to make this project, and 3 others!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Roses are pink....

A sweet pink Fifth Avenue Floral treat box! Yep, you got it, the 2nd project for this months class you will learn to make!! Check back tomorrow to see the next one!! Wednesday guest will have already have made them, but Friday guest will be getting a sneak peek!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wonderful Mother.....

A simple Mother's Day card! This is a cased card that I have simplified for my workshop!! I also wanted to show the Mask Technique, so this worked well for that! So if you are attending a class this month, you will be learning how to make this card with the Embrace Life Stamp Set!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Upcoming Events....

All events listed are held at my house!!

Upcoming Events

Flowers, mom's and more...
Wednesday April 14th @ 10:00 AM -
We will be stamping 4 great projects, that you can use for Mother's Day or any other occasion! The fee is $12.

Flowers, mom's and more...
Friday, April 16th @ 6:30 PM -
We will be stamping 4 great projects, that you can use for Mother's Day or any other occasion! The fee is $12.

Just Stampin' Cards!
Wednesday, May 12th @ 10:00 AM - Come on over and stock up on your cards!! Details to follow!Just Stampin' Cards!
Sunday, May 16th @ 2:00PM - Come on over and stock up on your cards!! Details to follow!

Stampin BUNCO!!!
A little Memorial weekend fun, if you are not getting away!! Friday, May 28th at 6:30 PM! We will be playing 3 rounds of BUNCO, Stamping 2 projects, winning prizes and eating dinner! The cost is $15 for a night of fun!! Bring a Friend!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Bunco fun....

Stampin' Up! can help make every event so cute!!

I had a lot of fun getting ready for my church Bunco group! You can decorate everything with stamps. I just love the Medallion Stamp! It was so quick and easy!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The cards for the Troops are off....

The Soldier's will receive them soon!!!

The messages are written, the cards are slipped into the envelopes, they are all organized into categories and now off to Afghanistan they go! Thank you again to all who participated!! Thank you also to all those who serve this wonderful country, you are my Hero!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Stampin' Up! is releasing 5 brand new colors and bringing back 10 of the very popular In Colors!! Can you believe it..... I am just so excited!!! I am ready for a freshening up their color palette!! This will be effective as of July, (with the new catalog), here is the changes! If some of your favorites are leaving, fear not, you have plenty of time to stock up!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Decor Elements Video!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Two-Step into Spring....

A fun new April Stampin' Up Special!!

Two-Step into Spring!
From April 1-30 only, you can buy the brand-new Awash with Flowers Two-Step Stampin' set—or get it FREE when you host a $350 workshop!
Awash with Flowers (wood-mount) 117062 $39.95

Awash with Flowers (clear-mount) 120549 $27.95

Plus, get 20% off a selection of springy Two-Step Stampin' sets:

Regular Price Sale Price

Greenhouse Garden 113824 $25.95 $20.76

Fifth Avenue Floral 113734 $24.95 $19.96

Flower Fancy 111578 $36.95 $29.56

Trendy Trees 113258 $17.95 $14.36

View the flyer to see the beautiful creations you can make with the Awash with Flowers set—then contact me to place your order or schedule your workshop.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Service and Sacrifice....

Thank you to all of our Service members!!!
This is one of the cards we made at my Stamp 4 Our Troops event! I had my guests that attended as well as other family and friends write messages to the Soldiers in Afghanistan in over 100 cards! All of the other cards are for them to send back to their family and friends!!
Supplies used are...Courage and Service and Sacrifice Stamp Sets, Hero Jumbo Wheel, Handle & Night of Navy Cartridge, Night of Navy Stamp Pad, Kraft Cardstock, Night of navy Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Stampin' Sponge and Natural hemp twine.