Friday, September 16, 2011

Yummy - Look whats coming....

A Stampin' Up! Cookie Press!! I made these fun shortbread cookies for tomorrows Christmas Card Class!!

This will be Available for purchase on 10/1

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Graduation!!

Our Son Eric is Graduating From Northwest Nazarene University this weekend, so I made him this cute little box to put part of his gift in! We are so very proud of him!!

Supplies Used...

Something to Celebrate Stamp Set

Red/White Bakers Twine

Large Silver Brad

Basic Black & Whisper White Card Stock

Matchbox Die and Big Shot

You make the Matchbox as you normally would to completion, then for the top of the hat, you will cut a square 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 , Pierce a whole in the center and put your tassle on with the brad!! I used sticky tape to put the whole thing together!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

The Open Sea....

In my humble opinion, Stampin' Up! came up with some amazing "Men Occasion" stamps in the summer mini!! I am so excited, since I am surrounded by all men in my life, I have been waiting for a long time! Anyway, that being said, I just love this new "The Open Sea" stamp set!

Supplies used...

The Open Sea Stamp Set
Crumb Cake, Early Espresso,and Bashful Blue Card Stock
Crumb Cake, Early Espresso & Not Quite Navy Stamp Pad
Not Quite Navy & Bashful Blue Watercolor Crayons
Aqua Painter
Stampin' Sponge
Vintage Brad

Postage Stamp Punch

Early Espresso/White Bakers Twine

Square Lattice Impressions Folder and Big Shot

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Surfs Up...

Happy Birthday!!

A fun birthday card with a the new Summer Splash Stamp set from the summer mini catalog! There are so many cute new stamp sets....I can't wait for the big Idea Book and Catalog to come out in July!!

Supplies Used....

Summer Splash Stamp Set

Afterthoughts stamp set (Happy Birthday)
Sahara Sand Card Stock

Tempting Turquoise Card Stock

Whisper White Card Stock

Delightful Dafodil Card Stock

Delightful Dafodil, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzaz & Tempting Turquoise Markers

1 3/4 Circle Punch
Circle Cutter (2in Square)

Perfect Polka Dot Impression Folder & Big Shot

Stampin' Sponge w/ Tempting Turquoise and Pear Pizzaz Stamp Pads

White Bakers Twine

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Strength and Hope.....

Strength and Hope is such a beautiful stamp set! What I love most about it, is that $2 from the purchase of each stamp will go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation!! What a great way to to support a wonderful cause!

Supplies used....

Strength and Hope Stamp Set (Click Here to purchase or for more information)
Crumb Cake Card Stock

Whisper White Card Stock

Botonical Gardens DSP (From Occasions Mini, you could use Lap of Luxery)

Pear Pizzaz Seam Binding Ribbon (item # 122330)

Pear Pizzaz Stamp Pad

Early Espresso

Vintage Brad

Flower Gardern Textured Impression Embossing Folder

Big Shot

Sanding Block

Monday, March 7, 2011


This is a great card to put is the mail to let a friend know you are thinking of them! I am just loving these Beveled Windoepanes. They work great with this Vintage Vogue set.
Supplies Used...
Vintage Vogue Stamp Set
Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel
Crumb Cake & Early Expresso Card Stock
Early Expresso Stamp Pad
Early Expresso Taffeta Ribbon
Beveled Windowpanes
Vintage Brads
Basic Pearls

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Simple Bliss....

A little Simple Bliss. It is not to late to take advantage of the Sale-a-Bration special and get this fabulous set for free with any $50 order!!
Supplies Used...
Bliss Stamp Set
Tangerine Tango, Early Expresso and Whisper White Card Stock
Early Expresso Stamp Pad
Early Expresso Grosgrain Ribbon
Tangerine Tango Pom Pom Trim
Neutral Buttons
Natural Hemp

Friday, March 4, 2011

It's a Season of Friendship....

Spring is just around the corner!! As I looked out back, my daffodils have bloomed, and my trees have little buds on exciting!! That inspired me to make a spring looking card today!!
Supplies Used.....
Season of Friendship Stamp Set
Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, and Whisper White Card Stocks
Pink Pirouette, Early Expresso, Pear Pizzazz and Marina Mist Stamp Pads
Basic Rhinestones
Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon
Natural Hemp
Scallop Square Bigz Die & Big Shot
Cutter Tool

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Extreme Birthday fun.....

Okay, this is the mom of 3 boys in me coming out! I rarely get a chance to make kids Cards anymore now that me kids are grown, but do have a few couple young nieces and nephews to get my little fix here and there! I have a little nephew skateboards in competitions so I purchased this set back when it came out with him in mind!
Supplies Used....
Extreme Skateboard Stamp
Extreme Elements Stamp Set
Basic Black, Whisper White & Basic Gray Card Stock
Basic Black & Versa Mark Stamp Pads
Black and Silver emboss powder
Heat tool
cutter kit
Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon
Whisper White 1/8 taffeta ribbon (sponged w/black ink)
1 1/4 & 1 3/8 Circle Punches
Perfect Details Texture Plate & Big Shot
(Texture stamps are basic black ink stamped off)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A fun little lunchbox tin for an upcoming birthday! I love to put gift cards in these!!
They are quick and easy to make, and how a "WOW" statement to them!
Supplies used.....
Medallion Stamp
Curly Cute Stamp Set
Real Red & Basic Black Card Stock
Love Letter DSP
Real Red Taffeta Ribbon
Neutral Buttons
Natural Hemp

Monday, February 28, 2011

A birthday set with a vintage edge. Who can't use a new checkbook cover! The Bliss stamp set is one of my favorites right now.....I am sure that will change soon! Notice how the basic rhinestone fits perfectly into the center of the vintage brad, isn't that fun!

Supplies used.....
Bliss stamp set
Teeny tiny Whishes Stamp Set
Whisper White, Always Artichoke & Basic Black Card Stock
Basic black and Always Artichoke Stamp Pads
Always Artichoke Seem Binding Ribbon
Vintage Brads
Basic Rhinestones
Checkbook Cover

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Coffee time.....

I wanted to use the Watercolor Wonder Crayons in my last class, so this is the card we ended up making. Simple design, but it was all about the technique!
Supplies Used...
Morning Cup Stamp Set
Jet Black Stazon
Chocolate Chip Stamp Pad
Chocolate Chip and Bashful Blue Card Stock
Watercolor Paper
Subtles & Neutrals Watercolor Wnder Crayons
Aqua Painter
Linen Thread
Perfect Polka Dot Impression Folder/Big Shot
Square Scallop Punch

Friday, February 25, 2011

Hello There....

One of my favorite thing to make with the Clear Card boxes(from are these treat holders! You just cut them in half! For all of the demonstrators ou there, the yummy taffy was ordered from the supply list! For all of my customers, you can try it at my March workshop!

Supplies Used...

Hello Again Stamp Set
Ice Cream Parlor DSP and Buttons (Sale-a-Bration)
Melon Mambo and Whisper White Card Stock
Tempting Turquoise Stamp Pad
Melon Mambo and Old Olive Markers
5/8'' Whisper White Satin Ribbon
1/8" Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon
Melon Mambo Pompoms
Hemp Twine
Curly Label XL Punch
Scallop Border Punch
1/16" Punch

Thursday, February 24, 2011

St. Patricks Day Treat!!

A quick and easy treat to make! I just love stamps sthat coordinate with punches!!
I have a couple of different occasions to stamp St. Patricks day goodies this year, so this stamp
(Lucky Shamrock, $6.95) has gotten alot of use!

Supplies Used....

Lucky Shamrock Stamp
Wild Wasabi Stamp Pad
Whisper White, Certainly Celery & Wild Wasabi Card Stock
Certainly Celery grosgrain Ribbon
Linen Thread
Fabric Designer Buttons
Basic Rhinestones
1", 1 3/4", XL Scallop Circle Punches
1/16th Punch
Pillow Box Die/Big Shot
Thick Window Sheet

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Happy Birthday.....

Big Shot Birthday Fun!!

I love bold, bright birthday cards! I think this fits right in the category! I brought out my big shot, and cut away!!

Supplies Used...

Afterthoughts Stamp Set (Level 1 Hostess Set)

Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red & Pear Pizzazz Card Stock

Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper

Chocolate Chip Stamp Pad

Neutral Designer Buttons

Pear Pizzaz Seam Binding Ribbon

Linen Thread

Big Shot

Movers & Shapers Curly Label Set

Little Leaves Sizzlit

Simple Flower Embosslits Die

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A little Bliss for you....

This is a fun Vintage looking treat made with the Petal Cone Bigz Die! I have been having a lot of fun using this Die, set and Color combo! Now I just have to take my pictures at a better time of day or find a better place in my house, sorry!
Supplies used....
Bliss Stamp Set (Sale-a-Bration)
All Holidays Stamp Set (Happy Birthday)
Crumb Cake & Baja Breeze Stamp Pads
Crumb Cake & Whisper White Card Stock
Baja Breeze Seem Binding Ribbon
Vintage Brads
Basic Rhinestones
Mini Vintage Tags
Petal Cone Die
Vintage Wallpaper Impressions Folder
Big Shot
Paper-Piercing Tool

Monday, February 21, 2011

Getting Ready to go green...

For St. Patrick's Day!

I love stamping for St. Patrick's Day! It brings out the Irish in me! This is a great Stamp you purchase all by itself - Lucky Shamrock, only $6.95!! So this is my little gift box filled with Dark Chocolate covered Pretzels drizzled with green chocolate too, with a matching 4x4 card!!
Supplies used....
Lucky Shamrock Stamp
Old olive and Chocolate Chip Markers
Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White Card Stock
1",1 3/4" & Extra large Scallop Circle Punches
Paper Piercing Tool
Stamping Sponge W/Chocolate Chip Stamp Pad
1/8" Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon
Perfect Polka Dot Impression Folder/Big Shot
Non-SU Chocolate Netting

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Plane & Simple Birthday

This may be the first layout I learned almost 10 years ago, but I still use it! It works great with so many stamp sets! This is another fun "Guy Birthday" card using the Plane & Simple Stamp Set! It is a quick and easy card to make, which with busy schedules is very important!
Supplies Used...
Plane & Simple Stamp Set
Curly Cute Stamp Set
Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy & Sahara Sand Card Stock
Cherry Cobbler & Not Quite Navy Stamp Pad
Hemp Twine
Cutter kit
Springtine Vintage Big Designer Buttons

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Cupcake fun!!

I made these cupcakes for dessert for my workshop tonight, they were so fun to make!
These toppers can be made for any event, I chose this design because it really matched the plates and napkins I am using!
Supplies used
Circle Circus Stamp Set
Words - Teeny Tiny Wishes &Fabulous Phrases Stamp Sets
Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizzazz & Soft Suede card stock
Temping Turquoise Stamp Pad
Pear Pizzazz & Soft Suede Markers
1", 1 1/4, 1 3/8 and Scallop Circle Punches
Fancy Flower Punch
Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon

Friday, February 18, 2011

First Addition Thank You!

This is a great card that you can make when you need a card fast! This First Addition DSP is so fun, I love it as a background and it works great as a main focus too!!
Supplies used....
Silhouette Sentiments, Thank you (Hostess Set)
Basic Black Stamp Pad
First Addition DSP
Very Vanilla & Basic Black card stock
Mini Vintage tags
Neutral Buttons
Linen Thread
3/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon
Cutter Kit

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Birthday Bliss

This is such a fun little card! I have just loved my big shot lately!! The impression folders are my favorite, but this scallop square die adds so much to this simple card too! I saw this layout with a completely different design, and just fell in love with it!!
Supplies used....
Bliss Stamp Set (Sale-a-Bration Set)
Something to Celebrate (Hostess Set from Occasions Mini)
Crumb Cake,Marina Mist & Whisper White Cardstock
Crumb Cake & Marina Mist Stamp Pad
Basic Rhinestones
Mini Vintage Tags
Marina Mist 5/8" Satin Ribbon
Linen Thread
Cutter kit
Big Shot, with Scallop Square Die & Vintage Wallpaper Impression Folder
Paper Piercing Tool
Stamping Sponge

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Let's Sale-a-Brate!!!

This card is a little busier than I usually do, but I was having fun with the
Sale-a-Bration Ice Cream Parlor DSP and Accents Pack! It is just bright and cheery!!

Supplies used...

Ice Cream Parlor Sale-a-Bration Pack
Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo & Pear Pizzaz Cardstock
Designer Big Buttons
Linen Thread
Whisper White Satin Ribbon
Scallop Circle and Border Punches
Oval Punch

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

It is always a challenge to come up with a card for a man for me! i don't know why, I have 3 grown sons and a husband, I should have plenty of practice!
Anyway, I was thrilled when I saw this stamp set, Plane & Simple...I just love it, I had to get it right away!
Supplies Used...
Plane & Simple Stamp Set
Always Artichoke, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake & Soft Suede Card Stock
Night of navy & Always Artichoke Stam Pads
Backrounds #1 Texturz Plates & Big Shot
Cutter Kit
Hemp Twine
Antique Brads
Stamping Sponge

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day Everyone!!

Were Good Together
This will be my las Valentine sample, but I know some of you are searching sites, looking for that perfect card to make your loved one at the last minute, so I thought I would add one last Valentine...I think it is cute!
Supplies Used....
Filled with Love Stamp Set
Real Read Stamp Pad
Real Red DSP (Bold Paper Stack)1Real Red and Whisper White Cardstock
Read Red Taffeta Ribbon
Linen Thread
1" & 1 1/4" Circle Punch
2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch
Heart Punch
White Cigno Gel Pen
Top Note Bigz Die
Vintage Wallpaper Impressions Folder
Big Shot
Bitty Buttons

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Birthday....

Today we celebrated my sister Jeanne's 50th birthday! It is always such a fun time to get together with family. This is my first time using the Beveled Windowpanes...they are neat!
Supplies Used...
Nature Walk Stamp Set
Something to celebrate stamp set (hostess set)
Pear Pizzazz and So Saffron Markers
Soft Suede Stamp Pad
Pear Pizzaz, So Saffron & Whisper White Cardstock
Pear Pizzaz Seam Binding Ribbon
Beveled Windowpane
Cutter Kit

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A fun Valentine treat...

This is a quick and easy valentine treat! You can use any flat bags, these are about 3 3/4 x 5. You fold up the bottom of the bag, adhere DSP and then hold it all together with brads! (I hope that makes since.) That forms an extra pocket, so you have 2 places to put your goodies!!
Supplies Used....

Filled With Love Stamp Set
Real Red & Basic Black Stamp Pad
Whisper White Card Stock
Real Red DSP (Bold Paper Stack)
Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit
Big Shot
Heart Punch
Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon
5/16 White Brads

Friday, February 11, 2011

Be My Valentine....

This is a fun valentine for the non-frilly type! I just love this Be my Valentine Stamp, it is sold alone for only $8.95 in the Occasions Mini Catalog!
Supplies Used...
Be My Valentine Stamp
Fabulous Phrases Stamp Set (Love)
Real Red and Basic Black Stamp Pads
Crumb Cake, Whisper White & Basic Black Card Stock
Real Red DSP (Bold Brights Paper Stack)
News Print DSP
Linen Thread
Small Heart Punch
Scallop Border Punch
Cutter Kit (Rough Up the Edges)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine treat for you....

A fun way to show a little love!!

This is a fun little treat, that you can change up for any occasion!! The base is a 2-4-6-8 box, then you just pinch it together at the top and tie with a bow!!
Supplies used...
XOXO Stamp Set
Pretty in Pink DSP (from Subtles Paper Stack)
Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo & Whisper White Card Stock
Pretty in Pink & Melon Mambo Stamp Pads
Medium Window Sheet
2-way Glue Pen
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Sticky Strip
1 1/4, 1 3/8 & Scallop Circle Punches
Small Heart Punch
White Signo Gel Pen
Crop-a-Dile (to punch ribbon holes)
Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon
Pretty in Pink 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Melon Mambo Pompom Trim

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A little Sale-a-Bration Bliss....

I have just loved getting back into my stamping room!! It has been far too long. This is one of the projects we made at my Stampin' Class last weekend! I was inspired by so many different ideas for this card. This Bliss Stamp set is only available for a limited time and is FREE with any $50 purchase. You can view the rest of the Sale-a-Bration Stamp Sets by clicking on the link to the left!

Supplies Used....
Bliss Stamp Set
Basic Black, Crumb Cake & Old Olive Stamp Pads
Basic Black, Crumb Cake & Whisper White
Old Olive DSP (From Bold Color Pack)
Big Shot
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Sanding Block
Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon
Mini Vintage Tags
Basic Pearl Jewel Accents

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Okay, so i'm still in Texas, I will be here about a week longer! The good news
is, I have a few stampin' supplies now, so I am hoping to get some stamping time in!!
But this is another fabulaous Stampin' Up Sample!! It is using a great Sale-a-Bration stamp set!! Click here to see the catalog!

Supplies Used.....

• Punch Bunch Set*

• Melon Mambo Card Stock
• Old Olive Card Stock
• Peach Parfait Card Stock
• Whisper White Card Stock
• Daffodil Delight Textured Card Stock
• Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper*

• Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad®
• Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad

• Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter®
• Linen Thread
• Rhinestone Basic Jewels
• Crimper
• 1-1/4" Circle Punch
• 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch
• Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
• Mat Pack
• Paper-Piercing Tool
• Big Shot™
• Tasteful Trim Bigz™ XL Die

*Sale-A-Bration reward

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

It's Sale-a- Bration time!!

January 25th through March 31st!

There are 3 great ways to earn free product!!

· · { spend } · ·

Spend $50 or more and receive one free Sale-a-Bration product of your choice!

· ·{ host } · ·
Host a workshop of at least $300*, one free Sale-a-Bration product of your choice in addition to the generous hostess product.

· · { join } · ·

Join Stampin' Up! and get 15% off of your Starter Kit. Plus, you will get a bonus Bundle filled with over $50 in free products!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Garrett's Homecoming from Afghanistan

After a year of serving in Afghanistan, we feel entirely blessed to have our son home!

We wouldn't have missed this dayfor the world!

We are so proud of all of the 20th Engineers, Thank you for your service!


Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High, will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the Lord "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust"

Psalm 91:1-2

Friday, January 21, 2011

Love the Stampin Up! Fabric....

Another Great idea from Stampin' Up.... This Fabulous Pincushion!!

Supplies Used....
Sweet Stitches Designer Fabric (6 inch Square)
Sweet Stitches Designer Buttons
Card Board
Polyester Fiber Filling
Glue Gun
Wide-mouth Canning Jar
Stick Pins
I will have a sample of this, at my next workshop!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011


This is another great sample from Stampin' Up!! As most of you know we are in Texas for my sons homecoming from Afghanistan, so I am not stamping here, and enjoying the samples provided! The Designer Series Paper and Stamp set are from the "Filled with Love Promotion"!
When I get back, I am coming off my break, and will be stampin' and blogging again!
I am so excited!!
Supplies used...
Filled With Love Stamp Set
Preety in Pink, Real Red and Whisper With Card Stock
Love Patterns Designer Series Paper
Real Red and Old Olive Stamp Pads
Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Linen Thread
Bitty Buttons
Small Heart Punch
Scallop Border Punch

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Filled with Love.....

This is an adorable sample straight from Stampin' Up!! Imagine the possibilities of fun things you could put in the box....I just love it!!
The supplies used...
Filled with Love Stamp Set
Pretty in Pink textured Card Stock
Love Patterns DSP
Whisper White Card Stock
Real Red Card Stock
Crumb Cake, Early Expresso and Real Red Stamp Pads
Old Olive Satin Ribbon
Itty Bitty Buttons
Basic Rhinestone Jewels
Stampin' Dimensionals
Aqua Painter
Full Heart Punch
Itty Bitty Punch Pack
Big Shot & Box Bigz #2 XL Die
White Thread and Needle or Sewing Machine for Stitches
Filled with Love Valentine Promotion!!

Valentines day is the second largest holiday for sending cards, and during the filled with love promotion, you can get an exclusive Package of Designer series Paper perfect for creating cards for family, friends and classmates and more!

Through January 24th, 2011 you will also receive a free package of Itty Bitty Buttons when you purchase the Filled with Love Bundle!

The Filled with Love Bundle includes the Love Stamp Set and Love Patterns Designer Series Paper!

Bundle Prices:

Wood Mounted Stamp Set - $32.90

Clear Stamps - $26.90 (acrylic blocks needed)