Friday, December 11, 2009

12 Days of Holiday Sales!

These might be the most exciting 12 days of December with select Big Shot dies and vinyl sheets for the Big Shot on sale! The 12 Days of Holiday Sales begin today and runs through December 22.

Some of the items introduced in this sale are new colors of Décor Elements vinyl sheets. There are 18 new colors to choose from, and they make great projects when you use them with Big Shot dies. Consider pairing the Clear Décor Elements vinyl sheets with the Tulipe Bigz die to create an etched-like design on a vase. Or use the Decorative Accent Bigz dies with the Old Olive Décor Element vinyl sheets to enhance a frame. The combination of Big Shot dies and Décor Elements vinyl sheets is sure to take your creativity to a new level!

Tell your husband!!! Shop now --- sale is only until Dec. 22nd!

Click here to view the Big Shot Specials list!

Saturday, July 25, 2009


I am so excited to be showcasing the stamp set Asian Artistry on this tour. This stamp set is a Level 2 hostess set and can be found in the new Stampin' UP! Idea Book and Catalog 2009-2010.I just love this set and I know that you will just love it too! It has such a peaceful and serene feel to it. The samples made with this set include the use of the new In Colors along with some old favorites.

This first card could be used for any occasion. I used Bermuda Bay, Green Galore and Whisper White cardstock. Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry Markers (yes, that is right. Stampin' UP now has markers for their In Colors), and Green Galore classic ink. This card also features the new Crushed Curry Polka-Dot Ribbon (this ribbon has polka dots on one side and is plain on the other. It is like having two different ribbon choices). The technique used is Faux Silk.

This next card uses Taken with Teal and Whisper White cardstock. Inks used were Taken with Teal, Basic Gray, and Basic Black. I used the scallop punch, Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon and a Filigree Designer Brad. Don't you just love the brad? It really adds a special touch to the card. The technique used is called Depth of Field.

This next card can also be used for all occasions. I used Dusty Durango and Very Vanilla cardstock. Soft Suede, Dusty Durango and Bermuda Bay Markers were used to color the stamps. Once again, I used the new Polka Dot ribbon but this time I used it in Soft Suede. I used a Silver Jumbo Grommet to accent the ribbon.I can tell that Soft Suede is going to be a favorite color of mine and will get used often!
Remember at the beginning when I said that you would love this set? Here is another reason for you. Not only can you use this set for cards, you can also use this set for a present too. Who wouldn't love to have a set of these?

These tile coasters definitely have the WOW factor. Each coaster features a different stamp from this set. Just imagine wrapping some of that gorgeous ribbon around them and giving them as a hostess gift or a birthday gift. The list can go on and on.

Please be sure to bookmark my blog or sign up for the feed. I would also love for you to sign up for my newsletter. Each month you can read about specials, techniques and projects. Don't forget to come back on July 29th for more details on these projects.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you enjoy the tour.


I had a new catalog party last night for my customers. We had a great time. Everyone loved the new catalog. Here are a couple of the projects that we made.
This first card is a direct case from one of our own Blog Queens, Patty Bennett
I love the new Medallion stamp.

We also made a corner bookmark using Melon Mambo ink, cardstock and ribbon. We used the Circle Circus stamp set. There are so many examples of this out there but I followed the directions from Barb Mullikin.

I hope you enjoyed these. Don't forget about the ROYAL BLOG TOUR starting tomorrow.
Hope to see you soon.

Monday, July 13, 2009


I wanted to share with you a card that I made for a swap that I am in. This month's theme is Birthday. I got the idea from a friend of mine, Suzanne Rhyne, who sent me a Christmas card that was a gift card holder. I loved it so much that I decided to case it but made it into a Birthday card.

Thanks, Suzanne!

I used Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, and Razzleberry Lemonade DSP. The stamp set featured is Crazy for Cupcakes ( which I just love!!) and colored with the new In Color Markers. I also used the new Modern Label Punch. I hope that you like it.

Now for the Deal of the Week:

If you are interested in any of the items above and would like to place an order, you can access my Stampin' Up website from my blog.


Thursday, July 9, 2009


Be sure to sign up to ride our next ROYAL BLOG TOUR

I am very excited to announce that our blog tour is only a few weeks away and the team is hoping to bring you a fantastic tour of creativity and fun! If you haven't signed up to ride the tour yet, you should stop by the blog as we have posted some fantastic interviews of some of your favorite stampers! There will be more to come and lots of surprises, so make sure you sign up to follow the blog today!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


I would like everyone to check out the The Royal Blog Tour blog. We have interviews posted of the Honorary Queens, The Queen of all Blog Tour Queens and the people behind the scenes of the blog tour. I really enjoyed reading these interviews and feel like I know these people. It has made going to their blogs and looking at their work more personal to me.


Saturday, July 4, 2009


Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy and safe 4th of July. We decided to go to the beach (reason for no posts) and I can't wait to watch the fireworks over the ocean.
I will have some new projects next week so come check them out!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Today is the day that we have all been waiting for. The release of the new catalog.
I have a lot of exciting things planned so please be sure to check back and see what is going on.
I wanted to show you a card that I made in celebration of today. I am showcasing this stamp set for the blog tour that is coming up at the end of the month. I just couldn't wait so I thought I would give you a sneak peak now.
I used the Asian Artistry Level 2 Hostess set, Rich Razzelberry, Melon Mambo and Whisper White cardstock. I also used the new Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon. Check out the new Modern Label Punch!
See you soon.

Friday, June 26, 2009


I would like to show you some more of the projects that I made. I made a technique card using the FAUX SILK technique. I had so much fun doing this. I used Embrace Life and Sense of Time stamp sets.

This next project was to make a holder and then to make cards to go in it. I learned how to do this at a retreat that I went to earlier in the year. I used the stamp set Friends 24-7. I just love this set. Don't you?

In tomorrow's post, I will show you the cards and
also the last project.

Thanks for looking and hope to see you soon!

Monday, June 22, 2009


I showed you projects last week from my Spring Fling partner, Karen. Now, I would like to share some of the projects that I made for her.
This first one is the hostess gift. I used rub on's to decorate the glass container. I had never used rub ons before and I really liked the look. Plus, they are so easy to use. They came out of the Occasions Mini catalog.
The next projects are the two 6x6 scrapbook pages. I had Karen's daughter in mind when I made these. I used Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, and Candy Lane DSP. I used flowers and the pearls from the Pretties Kit and colored the edges with Pink Pirouette.The stamp set is Always

I hope that you like these. Come back and see what else I made for Karen.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


I would like to take this time to wish every father out there a Happy Father's Day. I know that I don't have many men (if any) that read my blog but I thought that I would put that out there. I lost my father in 2001 and this is probably one of the day's that I miss him the most.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

More presents from my Spring Fling Partner!!

I wanted to share some more of the goodies that I got from my friend, Karen. Just look at these goodies.
The first one is a 3x3 card holder and 4 3x3 cards to go with it. I just love the Kiwi Kiss and Raspberry Tart DSP. I sure am going to miss them when they retire.
Next is a post it note holder. I love the Good Morning Sunshine DSP. I had wanted to get some and waited till last month to order mine. I sure am going to miss this one too.
The next card is a Technique Card featuring the Cracked Glass Technique. I had always wanted to learn how to do this. Karen was so sweet to include the directions. I can't wait to make one myself.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Look at what I got!!

Today's post is going to be different from what I usually do. Today, I want to tell you about a group that I am in and share some things that I have gotten. I belong to a group called SUDEMOONLY.
This is a community of Stampin' Up! demonstrators in both the US and Canada who enjoy the opportunity to brighten another demo's day! They had an activity that you could participate in called Spring Fling. You were matched up with another demo and then you had two assignments per week for a month to complete. When the month was over, you mailed everything to your partner. Well, I got to know the sweetest demo from California. Her name is Karen Christensen. Here are some of the projects that she made and sent to me.

The first two are of a gift card holder. Karen used Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink and Tea Party DSP. She also used the Great Friend stamp set. Even though we just met, we share a love of coffee and she surprised me with a Starbucks gift card. How cool is that!
The next project is a refrigerator magnet could be used as a hostess gift. Karen used Sweet Always DSP and images from Goody-Goody Gumdrops. The next assignment was to alter something. Karen made me the cutest keychain out of a dominoe. I love the color and the bling. After I took the picture, I immediately put it on my keyring. And the last project I am going to show you are two 6x6 scrapbook pages. She knows I love the beach and these will look great in my "Beach Scrapbook".

Ok that is enough for now. I want you to come back so you can see the other projects that Karen made. I hope you enjoyed them as much as I have.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Where have I been?


Just wanted to let everyone know that I am back. I took a long vacation at the beach when school was out and then came home to get my wisdom teeth out. Thanks for all the concerns for my whereabouts.

I have a new card that I would like to share with you. I am in a monthly card swap and this month I did a baby card. Now let me give you the head's up because this is not your traditional baby card. I love the Cheep Talk stamp set and I wanted to use it. I hope you like it.
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Very Vanilla, So Saffron DSP.
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Kiwi Kiss.
Accessories: Circle Scissor, So Saffron 7/8" Polytwill Ribbon, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Crystal Effects, YoYo Yellow Reinker.
My Circle Scissor just came in and I couldn't wait to play with it. It is great! I had so much fun. I know that I will definitely be using this alot.
I also tried a new technique today. I learned how to make Faux Dewdrops using crystal effects and reinkers. You can find the tutorial video on YouTube at this address You can also see Michelle's blog at
I will have another post for you tomorrow. I have been working on several projects and I have gotten a few surprises too!!
See ya tomorrow!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009


I hope you enjoyed the Blog Tour. The links are gone for this tour, so I hope you bookmarked all your favorites. Our next tour will be July 27 and 28.It will coincide with the launch of our yearly catalog, so be sure to stop back here in July for updates!

Friday, May 15, 2009


Just wanted to let you know that there was another Blog Tour going on today and tomorrow. Actually, there are 3 different Tours going on.  There are some great SU items being showcased so I know you don't want to miss it. I am not in this tour but I have been working as a Tour Coordinator for one of the them.
Here are the links for the 1st stop on each tour:
Tour #5 - Angi Anderson - Scrappin Out Loud

Tour #6 - Elizabeth Velazquez - Stamp My Heart

Tour #7 - Nicole Tugrul - Be Creative with Nicole

I hope that you enjoy the tours.
See you soon

Monday, May 11, 2009

Father's Day Card Swap

Just wanted to share with you a card that I made for a monthly card swap that I am in. It is a Father's Day card using the And Many Mower stamp set. I used Going Gray, Brocade Blue, and Very Vanilla cardstock. I also used the Patterns Pack II (hostess) DSP. I had fun using the Blender pen to color the golfer. The sentiment Happy Father's Day is stamped on the inside.
Hope you like it and see you soon.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Here is the Mother's Day card that I made for my mom. I also made her a pin using the Friends 24-7 set but I gave it to her without taking a picture. If she still has it on when she comes for lunch, I will take a picture.
Hope you like it and I will see you later.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Thanks for the compliments!!

I just wanted to say thank you for all the compliments on the MONOGRAM PURSE with note cards. So instead of posting anymore Teacher Appreciation Gifts, I have decided to give the details on how to make this. Like I said before, I learned to do this at a retreat so I do not know who to give credit to.

Purse supplies: Cover weight DSP 8x11, Coordinating strip 8x2, Chocolate Chip tope note die cut, 9" Baja Blue 1" grosgrain ribbon, Velcro dot, Designer label Hodgepodge Hardware, Very Vanilla 1 1/2 x 2", Chocolate Chip 3 1/2 x 2", circle brad, 2 large 6 x 8 cello, RSVP pen, 5 1/2" x 1/2" Baja Blue for pen holder, DSP for pen insert
Note card supplies: Kraft, Baja Blue, Chocolate Chip each 5 1/2 x 4 1/4", and 2 x 2", Very Vanilla - 3 each 5 1/4 x 4" and 2 3/4 x 1 3/4", DSP - 3 pieces 4 x 3/4"
Punches: scallop square, designer label, 1 1/4" circle, 1/4" circle, 1 1/4" square
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Stamp Set: Lovely Letters

Score 8x11" cardstock at 5 1/8"  from each end. This will leave 3/4" between the score lines for the bottom of the purse.
To make the side angles: turn the cardstock vertical. Make a pencil mark 3/4" in from each corner (top and bottom). Cut from the pencil mark to the score line. Repeat for the other 3 sides.

Score and fold the Top Note horizontal across the middle. Using the 1/4" punch, make a hole just next to the fold on each end. Apply the Faux Leather (directions below). Thread the ribbon through the holes, adhere as flat as possible. Attach to the top back of the purse, with the holes on the back.

Attach Velcro dot under the top note and on the purse front for closure. Add circle brad on the top note as a "faux clasp".

Attach the 5 1/2" and 1/2" strip across the fold, bending at 2, 2 1/2, 3, 3 1/2" to form a space for the pen. Cut the cello bags to 4 3/4 x 6". Adhere to each side using sticky strip. This will cover the ends of the strip. The note cards should slide into the cello bags from the top of the purse.

* Cover the entire top note with Versamark
* Coat with clear embossing powder
* Using the bone folder, draw lines in both directions. This will remove some of the embossing powder
* Heat embossing powder until it turns glossy.

Hope you enjoy this and I will see you next time. I would love to see the purses that you make.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Thank You Note for TeacherAppreciation

So after I finished up the purses last night, I started working on another Thank you card for the teachers to sign. Dominoes is catering their lunch today so this is a great way to express our gratitude for that. The school colors are yellow and black so I used So Saffron and Basic Black cardstock. The card is actually four cards put together to look like a book. I cut the 8 1/2 x 11 card in half and scored at 1". As I was trying to come up with ideas, I looked at a card that I had gotten from Suzanne Rhyne. She and I are in a group called SUDEMOONLY. She sent me a card for the April CCS and it was so pretty that I cased it. So thank you Suzanne. Then I went to all the blogs in my Bloggin Stars group. I am so glad that I did because I got ideas from a couple of them.
used the Just Buzzin By stamp in her post on the 28th of April. I love it and thought it would make a cute card.
used a retired set in her last post which got me to thinking about the set Inspired by Nature.
Correction: Inspired by Nature is NOT Retired. I am so glad. I was mistaken in my earlier post.
I like this set but just haven't used it enough.
said that she was going to case a card that she had saved on her computer and that is exactly what I did. I got the original idea from SCS and I apologize for not remembering who it came from. If your are the originator of this card, please contact me so I can give you credit.
Thanks for looking and I hope you will come back. I still have two more days of Teacher Appreciation gifts to share with you.