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.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

I went to a retreat a couple of weekends ago and we made the cutest stationary purse. I thought that would be a great gift for my son's teachers. Each purse is monogrammed and contains 6 note cards with envelopes. I used Parisian Breeze DSP, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla cardstock. Lovely Letters stamp set was used for the monogram. The Faux Leather technique was used on the top note die.
Hope you like it and come back to see what else I am doing for Teacher Appreciation.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Sorry it has been a while since I posted. I actually went to the beach this weekend so stay tuned for something exciting to come from that. I hope to have it posted this week. There is so much going on to tell you about. First, I now belong to a group called the Bloggin Stars  Group #2. This is a group that was formed from the LateNightStampers group. We are committed to supporting  each other and our blogs. Just click on their name and it will take you directly to their blog. I know that you are going to be impressed with their work just like I am. You can also continue to follow their blogs by the link in my sidebar. 

The next thing that I wanted to share with you is  it is Teacher Appreciation Week at our school. Macaroni Grill catered the teacher luncheon today and I volunteered to make the thank you card that will be given to them

I got the inspiration for this card from MeGa Stampin Studio. 
My card measures 6x3. I used Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, and Certainly Celery paper along with Delicate Dots DSP from Sale-A-Bration. Stamps include Punches Three, A Little Somethin', One of a Kind, Matchbook Messages (out of the Occasions Mini), Pocket Silhouettes, and Upsy Daisy.

I also fixed the link to the tutorial on my earlier post. Thanks for letting me know that it didn't work.

Hope to see you tomorrow.