Monday, December 29, 2008

January Classes

7th Card Class 6:30 PM
13th Techniques Class 6:30 PM
24th New Catalog Open House
31st Say it with Scallops Organizer class
For more details feel free to contact me at
Have a great day!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas Friends

Let me start by saying how much you all mean to me. Being creative has freed me to be a better person and I am so happy that I get to share that with all my stamping and scrapping friends.
Now here's a poem that has been circulating around lately, but it is so me! Enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas!

'Twas The Night Before Christmas
'Twas the night before Christmas,I'm glued to the tree.I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me.Could it be card stockor chipboard or lace? Or a Cricut, I said,with a smile on my face. And that's when I heard him,"Hi Santa!" I said.
"You know, good little girls should be in their beds."
"I know I should Santa. And now I've been caught,'Cause I'm so excited to see what you brought!"
"Well, let's take a look in this room where you work." He shook his head quickly,And left with a jerk.I heard him exclaim as he put it in gear:"You've got enough crap, I'll see you next year!"
~Author Unknown

Friday, December 19, 2008

What you can do with a 2.50 container

I had a gift to put together last night so I went to work stamping and punching. I used the snowflake from Season of Joy and stamped with Tempting Turquoise on Whisper white. Then I punched them out, added some Orchid Opulence paper behind, then finished it off with a scalloped circle of Tempting Turquoise or Pacific Point. Here's what I ended up with...

Then, while the kids were at pep band, I found this little container at a local dollar type store for 2.50. I added a band of Tempting Turquoise with Whisper White. I stamped snowflakes from the Snow Swirled set in Tempting Turquoise, Orchid Opulence, and Pacific Point. Here's what this part looked like...

Then I added a pretty stamped top to it. Here is a picture of that.

I hope you enjoyed this quick little project. Try it out if you need a quick gift for this holiday season. I think I will start keeping peppermint patties stashed around the house. This would be a great gift for any season. By the way, this little container holds about 1 1/2 bags of peppermint patties.
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

I'm Still Here!

Hi all! Yes, I am still alive, just have been very busy. Life with four teen agers has proven to be a little different than I imagined! But it is good.
Stay tuned for my upcoming schedule of wild and crazy stampin' classes.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

It's Finally Ready for YOU!!

I am sooooo very excited!! I just can't explain the excitement I have for this!!!!!!! SO WHAT IS IT?!?!?! It is up and live!!!!
So do you want to see how totally cool it is??? Oh my Goodness it is so totally awesome! You can search by project, by category, by keyword, etc.
Right under my name in the top right corner is a link that says SHOP NOW click that and you can browse the on-line ordering however you want!!! IT IS SO COOL!!!!
WHOO HOO STAMPIN' UP!!!! Ok so what are you still doing here??!!?? Go check it out!
If you place an order I will see the following day that I got an order. But just to be sure I don't over look your order please still drop me an email letting me know it was placed.So in celebration lets have a special!!!! The First 5 to place an orders directly through my website will get a pack of 5 hand stamped cards mailed out to them for your personal use. Remember you must got to the shop through my website for it to work!
Check it out at

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

eScape with Stampin' Up!

Check out this great Promotion from Stampin' Up! eScape with Stampin' Up!

Put down the phone, turn off the computer, and break free from the 'e'!
Remember when you got letters in your mailbox instead of your inbox? On June 25, 2008, Stampin' Up! is taking the day to unplug and unwind, and reconnect on a personal level with friends and loved ones through handmade cards. And we invite you to eScape with us throughout the month of June!
Reconnect with your "wireless network" by attending my event or hosting one of your own! Take advantage of the 25 percent discount on select items in the eScape bundle to help you create that special message from the heart.
eScape Bundle (item 113700):
Description Page Number Price
Circle of Friendship stamp set p. 143 $17.95
Love Notes assortment p. 167 $8.95
Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad p. 165 $5.25
Very Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain ribbon p. 191 $7.95
Total (non-bundled) $40.10
eScape Bundle price $30.00
eScape in June! Contact me( ) to schedule a show or place an order!!


It is amazing how your perspective changes; it is 62 here today and I am freezing!

Anyway, just wanted to share a card with you today.

Stamp Sets: Roughin' It (retired) and Lots of Thoughts
Card Stock: Brilliant blue, whisper white, bashful blue, creamy caramel and glorious green.
Ink colors: chocolate chip, pumpking pie, glorious green, summer sun, ruby red and VersaMark.
This was a card I put together for the boys friend's birthday party this weekend. The big plan was to camp out in the yard, but the storms changed all that. They had a great time any way!
Have a great day.

Monday, June 9, 2008

eSCAPE in Summer

Well, here it is ... the first day of summer vacation! Boy, it took long enough to get here! Oh well, I'm going to enjoy it now that it is here. Here is one way I am going to enjoy it... I'm going to slow down and take a break from the fast pace of life, and I want you to, too. Here's how I'm going to help: Join me on June 25th from 6-8:30 PM at my house. We will be making a cool set of cards with a wrapper that makes them perfect for gift giving or for keeping for yourself. You will also receive a packet with the directions so you can make these on your own! The cost is only 15.00, please RSVP as the class is filling up fast! Bring your own scissors and adhesive. Check out these pictures if you aren't sure this class is for you! Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Hey There!

Hi everyone! It has been crazy at our house lately. Nothing special just the day to day life that we lead. Jacob has been taking driver's training and the other kids have their activities that keep me running the roads and ferrying them here and there. I love car time with the kids though, it really seems to be a time when we can connect with one another and catch up.
OK, I just wanted to take a minute to post my upcoming classes. I hope that you are able to make it to one or all of them.
June 4th from 6:30-8:30 Card Class
June 11th is Technique class from 6:30-??
June 25th eSCAPE into summer class 6PM There will be a special tea for my June hostesses from 4-6 be sure to call soon and book your workshop.
June 28th Open "studio" night - I put studio in quotes because I use the term very loosely! We will be working in my garage around the ping pong table! BUT the fellowship will be great!
Call me for details on any of these classes. I will be posting pictures soon.
In Ink~

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I'm still here!

Boy, time has flown by! With work and family and everything else, I have kind of let the blog thing slide. I will work on that!

Any way... here's some things I've been working on.

This is the "Save the Date" cards I have been working on. They were a lot of fun to do. I really love the Embrace Life set.
The camping scene is the front of our family camping notebook. We just got our camper up to the house. I am so ready to go camping!
Well, just wanted to check in and let you know that I'm still around. Looking forward to chatting with you again soon.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Lunar Eclipse and a New Card

This is a picture of the moon the other night. This was taken just before the eclipse started! Isn't it amazing.

This is a card I did up for my rub on class this last week. It uses the bulk rub ons that are available to SU demos. The rub ons are fun and easy to use, and I'm not a rub on person!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Getting Ready for Valentine's Day

Here are some cards I have been working on for Valentine's Day. The card with the large heart is one I CASEd from Lori Davis. Thank you! I made it a 6x6 card and used the Baroque Motif set to stamp inside the heart.

The mouse and elephant are from the Happy Heart Day set. These were fun to do because of the bright and cheerful colors. I love this set!
Today it is really cold out and the wind is blowing really hard. A perfect day to stay home and drink hot chocolate! YUM!
Enjoy the cards.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Snow Day

Well, we got dumped on here last night again. Sooooo... snow day for me and the kiddos! Our winter has been crazy here, like it was in the "olden" days!

I take snow days as days that are free for me to stamp and scrap! My current challenge is what I call "Usin' Up My Scraps!" Here are some cards I did using "leftovers" from classes and other projects. Enjoy!

Monday, February 4, 2008

February Class Dates and Details

6th - Card class: we will be making 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs)
Time: 6:30-8:30
Cost: 10.00 or FREE with a 15.00 order
Bring your scissors and adhesive
Please RSVP
16th - Scrap Night: come and scrap and stamp with me!
Time: 6:00-9:00
Cost: FREE
Bring your projects to work on!
20th - Technique Class: we will be using the new Stampin' Up! rub-ons!
Time: 6:30-9:30
Cost: 5.00
Bring your scissors and adhesive
Please RSVP
We will learn how to use rub-ons and do a
project using these. Afterwards, it is free play
time! Bring a project you are working on, or
would like to start working on. Bring a question
for some "expert" advice. Plan on stamping or
scrapping and having some fun.

I'm Still Here...

Well, it is good to be back. Life can sure be crazy at times. I keep waiting for it to calm down and it just doesn't. Here are some things I've been working on...
Here are a couple of my Flip-Flop cards. I'm not sure if that is the "official" title, but that is what I call them. I did the one on the left and another similar one for my nephews birthdays. I am going to slip a gift card inside for them to "take their dad out to eat". They just turned 7 and are sooooo cute. The one on the right was for my mother in laws birthday. She is such a great lady. She helped me out so much when the kids were younger. I owe her A LOT!
I hope you have enjoyed looking.