Sunday, May 31, 2009

K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Sunday

Hi Everyone,

Well my Dad is out of the hospital but will be returning on Monday for surgery. I came home to be with my family this weekend. I had this card ready for last Sunday but did not get a chance to post it. It is a very simple card to make.

I want to remind you that today is the last day for the buy 3 paper packs, get one free!! So if you want to place an order you can click on the leaf button it will take you to my Stampin' Up! website and then you can order on line.

You all take care and I will be back when I can.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

My Dad

Hi everyone,
I am going to be away from my blog for awhile. I love blogging so much. I never thought it would be so much fun. But I love my family more. Right now my father is really ill. He has Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He has been fighting it for two years now. Well it is back and in his brain. So I am going to be with him. You all have fun stamping out there, and I will come back when I can.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Stampin' Up! on YouTube

I am so excited to announce that Stampin' Up has a YouTube channel! Now you can visit YouTube and watch informative videos using Stampin' Up! products done by the experts. The website is:

If you don't want to go to You Tube, I have put the channel at the bottom of my blog! It will remain there forever and it will update as new videos become available. I have been able to view these videos and they are fabulous! You will enjoy them. So take some time grab a cup of coffee (or a soda) sit back and enjoy!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Hi everyone,

Hope you are all enjoying your week. This has been a good week up until today. I live in an area that has snakes. This is the 4th snake in two weeks. I HATE THEM! I don't care if they are good snakes or not! I HATE THEM!

I went to let my dogs out around 12:00 and herd what sounded like water running out in by the lambs. Well next to the lambs we have another pen for our border collie. She was going crazy, barking. So I ran out there and sure enough it was a rattle snake! (My crazy husband has been trying to catch one this year to snake break the dogs.) First I let Diamond out of the pen, then I called a friend to come get it because my husband is away at school. He did manage to get the snake in a bucket. YEAH!(really being sarcastic!)

I did take pictures though which is unusual for me. I only take picture of them when they are dead! But this one I followed so they could catch it. I must be losing my mind!

The snake did inspire me to make a card(Go Figure!) out of a faux snake skin technique I learned awhile ago. It is not difficult and very interesting to touch and look at. These pictures do not do the card justice. It looks so much more real in person.
I will be starting a Technique class in June. I have already talked about it with some of my customers.
Here is the date: June 27th
Time: 1:00 - 3:00
Cost: $10.00
Remember if this is not good for you and really are interested in the class e-mail me or give me a call and we can always set something else up. I think in honor of the snake this will be one of the first techniques we will learn! It will be so much fun.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Mojo Monday Sketch, Week # 87

Hi everyone!

It is Mojo Monday. This is such a great sketch! I have already made 2 cards using it and next I am on to a scrapbooking page! I will post the 2nd card later. But first I wanted to post this one. I was able to use one of my absolutely favorite stamp sets and paper. If you look close enough you can see I also did a shadow technique.

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Great Friend

Cardstock: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Apricot Appeal Textured cardstock

DSP: Good Morning Sunshine

Ink: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze

Accessories: White Grosgrain ribbon, Big Shot, Circles #2 die 11/4" Square Punch, 13/8" Square Punch

Sunday, May 17, 2009

K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Sunday)

Hi everyone,

I hope everyone out there had a wonderful weekend. I did. Saturday night my daughter and I went and watched a movie in the park. Our wonderful city in the summer has movies in the park! It is so much fun to get together with your friends and enjoy a wonderful evening. It isn't even so much about the movie, there is just something about being with good friends and running into people you haven't seen in awhile and catching up with them. Then you get to enjoy a free movie! Last night they showed Goonies.

I want to try something new. I want to try to post a simple card every Sunday with little to no layers, not many embellishments, and something that is good for beginners to the more experienced stampers.

For this card:
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Ridinghood Red
Ink: Regal Rose, Ridinghood Red
Stamps: Garden Whimsy
Acsessories: Regal Rose Ribbon, Eyelet Punch

Tomorrow is Mojo Monday so don't forget to check back for another sketch challenge!

Friday, May 15, 2009

It's Friday!

Hi everyone,

I hope you all have had a great week. I know I am so glad it is Friday and for once we don't have a busy weekend away from home! I am excited about(yes I know I am strange) doing some yard work!

I have been busy working on wedding invatations. As soon as the bride chooses the one she wants I will post it. But right now they are a work in progress.

I have also been working on some "Thank You Cards" as well.
This card was fun to do. I absolutely love the "Sweet Slumber" DSP.

Here is how I made this card:

1. The base of the card is a single piece of card stock cut at 51/2" x 41/4"

2. Cut a piece of DSP 2" x 51/2", A piece of matching card stock at 11/2" x 51/2" and scallop the edge, cut a piece of coordinating ribbon about 61/4".

Put those pieces together and tape the piece of DSP around the edges with the red sticky tape. Adhere to the 51/2" x 41/4" piece at the bottom, making sure to leave top open to form a pocket.

3. Cut a coordinating piece of card stock to fit the top note die with the Big Shot. Cut it in half. Then cut another coordinating piece of cardstock at 31/4" x 4". Decorate as you please. ( I used Whisper White craft ink, and the dots are from a retired stamp set "Three for You")

On the Top Note I stamped the saying with the "Define Your Life" (gratitude) stamp. Adhere those together to make a card to slide in the pocket.

4. I used the "Petal Pizazz" set for the flowers. I used a circle fire brad as the center. I used a "Stampin' Dimensional" under it.

The ink colors I used were: Baja Blue, So Saffron, Kiwi Kiss, and (Whisper White craft ink) and Black

Cardstock colors: Riding Hood Red, Baja Blue, So Saffron

DSP: Sweet Slumber.

Ribbon: Baja Breeze, stripped grosgrain ribbon

Accessories: Circle Fire Brads, and Clip Assortment, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Spiral Punch, Stampin' Dimensional, Red Sticky Tape

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mojo Monday, sketch # 86

Hi everyone,

I sure hope all you Moms out there had a wonderful Mother's Day. I sure did! I love spending time with my Mom and my Mother-in-Law. They both mean so very much to me.

Well it is Mojo Monday, I had fun with this sketch and this will not be my only card. This sketch is an easy, fun sketch for all to try. I absolutly love these colors!

Here is the recipe:

Ink: Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Regal Rose

DSP: Bella Rose

Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose

Accsessories: Olive Eyelets, White Taffeta Ribbon, Tag Punch, both, crop-a-dile, scallop border punch

Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Scrapbook Page

Hi everyone,

Well I have another scrabooking page for you. I am working on getting some of my Christmas pictures done. Not on Christmas paper though, and just plain not Christmas like at all! I am just trying something new with these. I am making an album of my favorite pictures through the years.

I used another fun DSP called Good Morning Sunshine. It can be yours for FREE! Stampin' Up! is having an awesome deal this month. Buy 3 packs of DSP and get one FREE! It is a great time to stock up especially because we only have 2 months left of this catalog. July 1st the new catalog will be out. Call me for details, or e-mail me.

For this page I used:

cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Whisper white, Summer Sun

Dsp: Good Morning Sunshine

Ink: Kiwi Kiss

Accsesories: Big Shot, Flowers Decorative Strip, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Two Scrapbooking Pages

Hi everyone,

Today I am feeling a little better. Thank goodness! I thought since it is National Scrapbooking month I would show a couple scrap booking pages. Scrapbooking is such a wonderful way to preserve your memories.

The first page I did, used the circle cutter. It sure is hard coming up with a manly page! I sure love using flowers and ribbons. But I think I did OK. I truly love all the circles. I used the DSP Sweet Slumber. Also I used a gray corduroy button.

The next page I made a few weeks ago. I love the Petal Pizzaz stamp set. I had fun using my big shot with the Swirls Scribbles sizzlit. The DSP I used in this one was Raspberry Tart.

The last two years sure have been a struggle for my parents. But praise the lord things are getting better. But it sure has brought me a lot closer to them. I have grown to know them in a way I never thought I could. You will probably see a lot of scrapbooking pages in the future featuring them.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Mojo Monday contest, week #85

Hi everyone! I am feeling a little under the weather today. My oldest has strep and this morning I woke up with a sore throat and a little achy! Oh well just like her we will get over it so we just move along. (It sure does slow you down though.)

I don't know If I have told you the age of my kids, they are 26, 21, and 19. They still all live at home which I love having them here. I can't imagine what life would be with out them here. My 21 year old son is getting married in August! I am so excited! So in the future expect wedding invitations here. I will start playing with different styles soon.

Well It is Mojo Monday. The ladies over at come up with a different sketch every Monday. This week they are also doing a contest. They have some awesome prizes as well. You too can play along! They details are on their blog.

I had a lot of fun putting this card together using this sketch. The minute I saw the sketch I new exactly what paper I was going to use. I used a wonderful, and beautiful DSP. It is called Bella Bleu. It is on Page 161, of the Idea Book and Catalog. I have a lot of it because I used it to make my son's engagement announcements with it. I hope you enjoy the card.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Need a Pick Up?

Hi everyone! I am so excited about the DSP(designer series paper) Promotion this month from Stampin' Up! So I am going to try to post cards and projects using them all this month. This card features Bella Rose DSP. This is one of my favorites! I use it a lot. In fact I have had two packs and this is the end of the scraps!( I guess with the promotion I will need to get a couple more)
Here is the recipe:
Stamp sets; Loads of Love, Loads of Love accessories, and Together Forever.
Paper; DSP Bella Rose.
Cardstock; riding hood red, pink pirouette, and whisper white.
Ink; riding hood red, summer sun, basic grey, choc. chip kiwi kiss, and close to cocoa.
Accessories; circle fire brads, antique brass jumbo eyelets, white grosgrain ribbon, crop-a-dile.

Friday, May 1, 2009

It is National Scrapbooking Month: Picture the Possibilities

I absolutely love the Designer Series Paper that Stampin' Up! carries, and this month you can receive one package of paper for FREE! I am so excited about this promotion this month.

This is the deal: Buy 3 packages of any Designer Series Paper and get one Free! You can mix and match, this promotion also includes the 12" x 12" textured paper, and all the 12" x 12" specialty paper. Wow! This is great and I am going to stock up.

Next, Stampin' Up! is introducing a new stamp set! It will be in the new catalog, which will not be released until July. It is called "Jumble Alphabet" and is being offered at a 20% discount which makes it $35.16! What a deal!

The last and best part of this Promotion is you can become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for only $75.00! With that $75.00 you will get a Srapbooking starter kit. For more information give me a call. I would love to have you on my team!