Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gifts Part 2, I love these!

Good Morning!!

Well as promised I have another of my Christmas gifts I made to share with you today! It is sooo bitter cold and windy here that you can hardly go outside for more than a moment. My doggies are not happy campers when they have to go out and let me tell you this is the first time that none of them take their time and smell the roses!!
As you can see the gifts are the ornaments!! At my up up line monthly meeting one of the lovely ladies, Cathleen made one for each of us. I loved the one she made me (it was a beautiful pink, I think she said Pink Passion) and I begged her to tell me exactly how she made it. Well she was so wonderful to share with me how to do it! I know this may not be new, but this is my first Christmas a Stampin' Up demo so it was brand new to me and I loved it! I think I did pretty good, and it was super easy but the results are outstanding!!!! I made these for the ladies I work with and I am giving them out tomorrow at our Holiday Luncheon. I really hope they like them.

I found the ornaments at a local craft store (they were on sale) so I got 24 for only $10, then I used classic re-inkers and dazzling diamonds glitter. I put about 15-25 drops of reinker (depending on the color, the darker the color the more you need) and swirled it around until the inside of the ornament was coated, then I turned it upside down on a paper towel and let the excess re-inker run out (but there usually wasn't too much). I found that if I started with the lower amount I could add a drop or two or more as I needed it to avoid having too much re-inker that was wasted and it worked out great!! Then after a few moments I put about a teaspoon full of the dazzling diamonds glitter in the ornament and shook it around. Then I would pour the excess glitter into a little cup since it is now colored glitter, but there really wasn't too much excess there either, so there really wasn't much waste which was awesome!
A word to the wise, use gloves! I wore rubber gloves and that was a great help, trust me when I say do not do this project without donning rubber gloves!! Also the lighter the color ink the better!! Handsome Hunter is my favorite color so I was thrilled to make some ornaments in that color, well the ornament that looks black is the handsome hunter, so not so pretty. The Cameo Coral and the Almost Amethyst (shown by itself) in the retired colors were the most amazing to me!! The Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Real Red and Tangerine Tango (I was shocked too) were so pretty!!
I hope you enjoy the ornaments and you make some yourself and enjoy them!! I will be back on Wednesday with a beautiful window scene card. Have a great day and stay warm!!!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Christmas Present

Hi All,

I finally realized I had to get a move on and start making the Christmas presents!! Well first up were the wine Charms for my boss with the Northern Frost strip for the Big Shot. It was a little time consuming and tedious but certainly worth it. I got the tutorial from Monica Weaver and it was great! They turned out really nice and I made her a set of 6 in 3 different colors, so I hope she likes them. I got her a bottle of her favorite wine and thought these would be a perfect little gift to so with them. So I won't give out the details since I don't think I am supposed to since I bought the tutorial, but really it was easy to do, I say tedious because of all the beautiful details on the snowflakes, so it was well worth it!!! I think I might make a set for my aunt too. As for the card, I saw a similar card on Stampin Connection (a place Stampin Up Demos can share and get ideas) and I had to make a swap card for a meeting last Friday and so I used this one but changed it up a little. Sorry I didn't get a name on the creator or I would at least give them credit but Thanks for Inspiration if the original was yours!!! Here are the details:
CardStock: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Real Red
Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, River Rock, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Versa Mark
Stamp Set(s): Holiday Line Up (pg. 32), Many Merry Messages (pg. 41)
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder (pg. 196 ), Heat Tool (pg. 196 ), Tearing Edge (pg. 198 ), Embossing Buddy ( pg. 196), Snail Adhesive (pg. 197).
Thanks for stopping by, I will have the other Christmas gift I have finished tomorrow!! I love them so much I don't want to give them away!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hi all!!! I have been MIA for a while and I'm sorry but I have been super busy with work (the job that allows me to buy my stamping stuff) and with Stampin' Up stuff, so it has been exciting!!! I hope everyone is well and you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We did, and then we did a shopping marathon starting at 1:30am the Friday after Thanksgiving. It was fun though!! Well today is a special day, it's my Mom's Birthday!!! Happy Birthday to my very, very wonderful Mom!! I love you and wouldn't be who I am today without you (and Dad). So in honor of my Mom I made the card you see pictured. She saw a trifold shutter card I had made at card club and she loved it, was just amazed by how it folded up and was in awe, so I filed away that I had to make one of those for her for her birthday! So here is the card I made and here are all the details:
Cardstock: Rose Red, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Night of Navy
Stamp Sets: Cottage Garden (pg. 107), On Your Birthday ( pg. 153), En Francis (pg. 142)
Ink: Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Versa Mark
Accessories: Sweet and Sour Designer Series Paper (pg. 172), Heat Tool (pg. 196), Snail Adhesive (pg. 197).
Not much too the supplies, but I liked the idea of stamping the background stamp on the Rose Red so it was all scripty and pretty. I didn't' want to make the papers too busy so keeping the smaller pieces small with the background stamp worked really well. A special thanks to Frances (my upline) for all the measurements and details on how to make the shutter card!! It was so much easier than I thought it would be. I won't overwhelm you my first post back, but I have tons of stuff to share so please, please come back tomorrow, I promise you will see something new!!!
Have a great day!!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fall Card Share

Happy Thursday!!

Sorry I didn't get anything posted Tuesday but my stamping buddy Julie came over and helped me get my blog updated and the links to catalogs and promotions all done!! I am so happy with it! Thanks so much Julie you are the best!!!!! I love that through Stampin' Up I have met some really wonderful people!! I have really been trying to learn new techniques and I got a little inspired last night while watching the hockey game (the Capitals of course!) and remembered a video I watched just the other day so I decided to give this a try. It is the Joseph Coat technique and I saw the tutorial video on Stamp and Scrap with Frenchie. The video was was done and easy to follow and I was so happy with my card. Thanks Frenchie for sharing!! Here are the details:

Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Always Artichoke

Ink: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Versa Mark, EarlyEspresso

Stamp Set (s): Paisley Prints (pg. 11 in the Holiday Mini Catalog)

Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder (pg. 196), Heat Gun (pg. 196), Stamping Sponges (pg. 195), 5/8" Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon (pg. 191), Curly Label Punch (pg. 203), Embossing Buddy (pg. 196), Snail Adhesive (pg. 197)

I had never done this technique before and it was super easy. I sponged the vanilla card stock with the More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, and Cajun Craze so that the vanilla was covered completely, then I used the embossing buddy and rub allover the sponged cardstock and then stamp the image in Versamark then cover in clear embossing powder and then use the heat gun to emboss. Then take your darkest color (early espresso in my card) and cover the entire piece of sponged cardstock. Wait a little bit for it to set then wipe off the embossed images and voila..... beautiful!! I got my ideas for the colors from my very own front yard, and I had to share that picture too! It's so pretty this time of year with all the pretty colors so I tried to copy those colors in my card!! What do you think? I am going to try this again with glossy paper, and I will share that result once I try it! Thanks for visiting and I will have more cards for you either Saturday or Sunday!! Have a great day!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Hi All,

Well it's a new week! We had a great weekend and hope you did as well! The weather was wonderful and the hubby and I played a little flag football on Saturday with about 20 other people and I must say, we had a blast (our team won) but boy was Sunday a day to recover, I hurt in places I didn't really know I had... We got to see my in-laws who had been away for over 6 weeks! They had been on a driving tour of the US! They went all over the country, Lake Michigan, North Dakota, Seattle, Arizona, Knoxville, TN, and many, many places in between! They had a blast and shared some beautiful pictures. Well down to what you all are here for today's card!! I cased this from a swap my upline got but I changed it up a bit and I think it really cool!!!

CardStock: Concord Crush, Old Olive, Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Concord Crush, Old Olive, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
Stamp Sets: Wicked Cool (pg. 23)
Accessories: In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (pg. 165), Large Oval Punch (pg. 203), 5 Petal Flower Punch (pg 201), Scallop Oval Extra Large Punch Pg 201), 1 3/4 X 7/8"Oval Punch (pg 203), Bitty Bat Punch (pg 201), Sponge Daubers (pg 195), Basic Rhinestones (pg 188), Black Flourish Designer Jewels (pg 8 of Holiday Mini Catalog), 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Daffodil Delight (pg 191), Dimensionals and Snail Adhesive and Glue Dots (pg 197).
This card was so much fun to make! I can't wait to give it to my parents! I think they will get a kick out of it!! I hope you enjoyed. Stop in tomorrow I will have another cute Halloween themed share for you!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

It's Friday!!


How is everyone out there in Blog World? I am good. It's Friday and that is cool with me!! We don't have any major plans for the weekend, but that is ok, a nice fall weekend here on the East Coast!! I have another card for you today! I made this at my Up-Upline's Monthly meeting and I think it is so nice! My only complaint.... I didn't get the sun round and I was using a template circle cut out and I still screwed it up.....

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: So Saffron, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Stamp Sets: Inspired by Nature (pg. 104), Sincere Salutations ( pg.155)
Accessories: Big Shot (pg. 200), Top Note Die (pg. 207), Two Step Bird Punch ( pg. 202), Brayer (pg. 195), Slot Punch (retired). Snail Adhesive and Dimensionals (pg.197).
It's a cute card and I had never really used the brayer before (always a little afraid of it), but I ordered one to use after this!! I tried to get the slot punch on the Clearance Rack Blitz but less than 24 hours after it started and I was too late for the punch it was sold out! Oh well just wasn't meant to be, and that is ok!!

I hope you like the card and have a great weekend! I will have a new project to share with you on Monday!!


Thursday, October 14, 2010


I did not fall off the face of the earth, it just seems like it from a blog perspective! :) I am so sorry, I had a conference for work that took me to Nashville, TN for a week, I took on some more consulting and a part-time job for "pay the bills/allow me to buy more Stampin' Up stuff" job, then we had a planned vacation for 10 days to Florida (celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary) and some home projects that we finally got finished and things were just crazy. No excuse and I deeply apologize to my followers!! I have some really great projects to share with you and I am back on track to create regularly!! Some more great news I guess you can see my blog has been completely renovated and redone!!! Thank you Michelle Laycock of Laycock Designs I love it, what do you all think!! Did you scroll all the way to the bottom and see the tag line about the UPS man? It is sooooo true!! :) Well down to the reason you come here, the card I am showing you today I made for my friend's birthday (Happy Birthday Renee). I will admit to you that I bought the greenhouse gala Designer Series Paper just to show since I know that some of my friends would love it, however I am loving it! So versatile and pretty I love this paper! I have a project to share that will show you a way to use it as a gift bag! Thank you all to all my new followers from Stampin' Connection, welcome aboard and I promise you will see posts much more frequently!

Card Stock: Pear Pizazz, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Friends Never Fade (pg. 99)
Accessories: Greenhouse Gala (pg. 173), Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (pg. 191), Basic Pearls (pg. 188), Scallop Edge Border Punch (pg. 200), Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink (pg. 166),
Big Shot (pg. 204), Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (pg. 214).

Such a pretty card and Renee really liked it too. Also the wood block you see the card displayed in, well my Dad made me a bunch of them he even made me to big size ones to hold scrapbook pages!! My Dad is so crafty and handy, I mentioned I was going to look for something and the next day he has all these made for me!! I am so lucky, thanks Dad!!!

Well have a great day and don't forget to come back because I am back in full force with tons to share!!!


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Hi all!!
As promised I have a card to share with you. This is a card we did in club and I just think he is the cutest. My upline did a sample card and cut all the pieces and left the design up to us!! I used the numbers for the year my Dad was born and wanted to give this to him as his birthday card. The other 5 ladies all did something different, they used the numbers to make 2010 or 2014 (one of the ladies son's graduates from one of the service academy's that year) or 2001 (I think this was a boo boo but it was too cute, so I think she was going to use as an anniversary card). It was really cool to see the different ideas that all of us came up with for the same supplies!! Here are the details for my card:
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise. Real Red , Old Olive, Crumb Cake
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Stamp Sets: Party Hearty (pg. 54) for the greeting
Accessories: Play Date DSP (pg. 175), Word Window punch (pg. 203), Owl Punch (pg. 201), Two-Step Bird Punch (Pg. 202) for the vine, Snail adhesive (pg. 197) and Multipurpose Liquid Glue (pg. 197), Paper Snips (pg. 199).
My Dad really liked the card so it was a success!!! I can tell you that while I thought the owl was really cute I wasn't going to buy him right away, but after doing this card, I came home and placed an order for the punch and this DSP!! Well I had better run, I have lots to do to prepare for my first Christmas Card Stamp a Stack this weekend!! I am really looking forward to it, we are making 24 cards for $30!! I will have pictures after Saturday for you to see!! Have a great Tuesday and I will have another card for you tomorrow!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Room is finally DONE!!!!!

Well here it is..... I don't know if the pictures were worth the wait for you all, but I am so excited and happy my stamp room is finally done I could CRY!! I wish I had some before pictures to show you, but the room looked so icky to me I never took pictures. There was no ceiling only exposed beams and pipes and bare bulbs for lighting. The walls were white and storage consisted of one of those white tables (that you see in the middle of the room) with my stamp and inks piled on there.... The paper was kept in plastic file bins and the accessories just stayed in boxes... Now everything has a home!!! I got the cabinets at Lowe's and I stained them myself (first time I have ever done that!!), the ribbon board is home made (my dad took plywood and covered with cork pieces and then I covered in some quilt batting and fabric and then used Pretty in Pink stain ribbon. The rack for my punches was made my my Dad and I already have another on order for the new style punches it will be the same dimensions as the other one, except it will all be wider shelves to house the new style punches from Stampin' Up. The walls are painted a color called Exotic Sea (Valspar from Lowe's) and it is almost a perfect match for Tempting Turquoise! I put some of the White Circles from the 2009 Definitely Decorative and also the Baroque Medallion (pg 25 from current Definitely Decorative catty) and the large Chocolate Medallion is on it's way as I type, it's going on the same wall just closer to the door. I love the Simple sign Chalkboard elements (pg 6 of Def Dec or pg 224 of large catty) the calendar accent is great for it, I got the largest size of both and love them so much I have also ordered the Curly sign to leave blank and write notes on!!! Putting them on the wall was soooo easy and as long as I didn't rush things went sooooo smoothly! I think you can tell I drafted my Dad a lot and he (as always came through), he does such great work and is such a perfectionist everything is always done right. From helping me cover the ribbon board (which he hated "too girly" he kept saying), to adding more outlets above my counter top, to installing the extra track lights, to building the punch rack, to helping me move and install the cabinets, installing the wall mount for my TV, moving the phone jack, etc. my Dad was AWESOME!!!! Ok that was a shameless plug but he deserves it!!! So it's all done and I had my first workshop there a week ago and got a lot of nice compliments!! Well, sorry it's not a card but I will have a card for you tomorrow, I promise... :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Hi All,
I hope everyone is having a great week!! I am back today with another card. I had a little disagreement with Blogger and the orientation of my picture but as my Dad always tells me " It's operator error" so after blaming the computer and program, it came out fine on the third try. WOO HOO. This card is a cute card I am going to send to my friend in Texas just to say Hi. Here is the skinny:
Cardstock: So Saffron, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise (all pg. 166), Whisper White (pg. 169).
Ink: Old Olive and So Saffron (pg. 166)
Stamp Sets: Apple Blossoms ( Level 2 Hostess Set pg. 12)
Accessories: Curly Label Punch (pg. 203), Basic Pearls (pg. 188), Island Oasis Designer Series Paper (pg. 27) from the Summer Mini Catalog that ends on 8/31/2010.
This card uses the Rock n' Roll technique on the apple blossom stamps. The middle one is plain Old Olive then the the right and left side you clean the stamp of the Old Olive ink and stamp in So Saffron and before you stamp you roll just the edges of your stamp in the Old Olive then stamp on the Whisper White cardstock, then clean the stamp and repeat for the third stamp. I had never done it before, (thanks for teaching me Frances) but it worked great and I love the effect!! For the little tag I punched the Curly label and cut it in half. Really cute and I love the colors!! I hope you enjoy, and tomorrow as promised..... pictures of my newly renovated and completed stamp room, I am so happy it is done and can't wait to show it to you!!!! Oh and I might have a card too.... he he he.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Another New Favorite Color

Good Morning,
Sorry I have been missing for a few days. I have been getting the finishing touches on my "new" Stamp room. The transformation is absolutely amazing. I hope to be able to post pictures on Friday (need the paint to finish drying to put up the wall decorations)!! Well today's card features another of my new favorite colors, Cherry Cobbler, I love the deep richness of this color and I am so drawn to it and feel like I need to use it for everything, so I am pulling myself back and going to slow down and experiment with other new colors too. I made this card about 2 weeks ago and then I made a similar card for my Mom and Dad for their anniversary, (which was yesterday, Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!!) but it did not come out as well as this one (probably because I was trying to find stuff while everything was packed away and paint was drying and I was trying to touch up paint and I was rushing). Here are the details:
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizazz
Ink: VersaMark
Stamp Sets: Because I Care (level 1 Hostess Set) (pg. 11)
Accessories: Pear Pizazz Stitched-Poly Ribbon ( pg. 190), Gold Embossing Powder ( pg. 196), Heat Tool (pg. 196), Basic Pearls ( pg. 188).

Not much on the way of supplies, but a really stunning look. The gold on the Cherry Cobbler is stunning. I love this card and can see this will become a go to set for me. I hope you enjoy this card and I will have another one for you tomorrow and hopefully for Friday I will have pictures of the finished Stamp Room!!! Have a great day and will talk to you tomorrow.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Favorite Color (well new to me)

Well today is such a special day... Why you ask? On today's date in 1928 Mickey Mouse was born!!Walt Disney's first Mickey Mouse cartoon "Steamboat Willie" was released. (Thanks Frances and Historyorb.com) As you can see I am a pretty big Disney freak so this was the day way back in history that started it all. My favorite Walt Disney quote, "I hope we never lose sight of one thing, that is was all started by a mouse". Pretty amazing to think of it that way. Well enough of the history lesson and my Disney obsession.... Today's card was so much fun! I am loving the new colors (well old returning In colors) but they are all new to me since I wasn't around for them. I love Pacific Point. It is rich and versatile, I am using it all over the place!! Here are the supplies for this card:
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Blueberry Crisp DSP (pg. 174)
Stamp Set(s): Artistic Etchings (pg. 125)
Ink: Pacific Point, Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Very Vanilla 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon (pg. 191), Clear Mount Blocks (pg. 192), Basic Rhinestones (pg. 188).
Well I hope you enjoy it, I think I am going to make a few more and use them as thank you cards. Tomorrow's card will feature another of my new favorites, and as a hint it really is a new color!! Have a great day!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Ideas Are Flowing

Good Morning,

Well I am back with a new card today. I got a lot of great ideas over the weekend and I have some stuff to share with you in the coming days!! Today's card is so fun and summery to me, it's cased from a card that my upline received from her up-upline a few months ago.
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay (retired), Mambo Melon DSP (retired).
Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue (pg. 126)
Ink: Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay Classic Ink
Accessories: Silver Brads (pg. 187), Paper Snips (g. 199), SNAIL Adhesive (pg. 197) and Dimensionals (pg. 197).
Not much in the way of stuff, and it is a pretty simple card but the colors are so much fun, I love them!! The dimensionals really give the flowers some lift and the silver brads add pizazz. Good thing I got some cards made over the weekend becasue I have had to pack up my stamp studio for a few days as I am getting an acoustic ceiling and new lights and some new paint done in there. I am very excitied and I know I promised before to share pictures I really will this time since it will be all 100% complete!! I hope everyone had a great weekend and at least for those of us in the east we are getting a little respite from the stiffling humidity, thank goodness!! I am sure it will be back very, very soon though. Have a great day and I will have another new card tomorrow.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Manly Card


Well I am a day late with this card, but hopefully you will still enjoy it. I made this card for my husband just because. This card combines 2 of his favorite things, grilling and playing poker. He loves to grill but never thinks he does a good job, but he always does great!! Here is how this card came together:

Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White

Stamp Sets: King of the Grill (pg. 29 Summer Mini) Item # 120066 Clear Mount
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red Classic Ink
Accessories: Watercolor Pencils (pg. 194), Game Night Designer Series Paper (retired), Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch ( both punches on pg. 203 Catalog)

I love the red, black and white colors together, it looks so rich and fun!! His exact words when he opened the card, "What do you want to buy, now?" I guess he knows me pretty well, but he was the one surprised when I told him I just wanted to make a card for him. He really liked it and was glad I didn't want to buy anything.......... Well as my saying goes what the UPS man delivers before my husband gets home is our little secret.

Well here we are, almost the weekend!! Do you all have big plans??? I do!!! I have a card club tomorrow night at my upline's (Frances) house and then Saturday is going to be a day of creating and crafting with Frances!!! I am so looking forward to that!!! I have been so keyed up about ideas for growing my Stampin' Up business that I can hardly stand it!! Luckily for me Frances is very motivated about her business and a great teacher so she has been teaching me and helping nurture my business!!!! In case I haven't said it enough THANKS!! Really I appreciate it and I am having so much fun!!! Hard to belive this is considered a second job!!!

I will have more to share this weekend after the all the crafting this weekend!!!! have a great weekend and I look forward to sharing new stuff with you Monday!!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Birthday card and Vacation Pics

Good Morning!!!
I have snuck in a few vacation pictures, first is the outside of the Rockin' Roller Coaster (featuring Aerosmith) at Hollywood Studios (one of my very favorite rides), next is Cinderella's Castle at night in the Magic Kingdom. This is my favorite place and my happy place when I need a mental escape!! Next is a picture of Hogwarts Castle in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, I had to sneak that in, it was so much fun and a pretty decent picture!! The last vacation pic is one of me and my hubby in front of Spaceship Earth in Epcot! It's one of the only pics of us together and it is actually a pretty good one. Now for what you all are really here for here is the picture of the card I made for my friend Jen's Birthday. She loves pink and brown so I mixed it up a bit. I did the emboss resist technique on the friends circles and then sponged the pretty in pink and chocolate chip ink over the embossed images, then punched them out with the circle punch. I haven't yet got the Pink Pirouette ink pad (it's on it's way) so I needed to improvise a little bit. I think it turned out OK!! I used the Big Shot for a little texture with the polka dots, I love the embossing folders!! I can't believe I waited for 4 months to get my Big Shot, what was I thinking??? Silly me!!! Here's the details on the card:

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla

Stamp Sets: Simple Friendship (pg. 108) , Occasional Quotes (Level 3 Hostess Set), A Word for You (pg. 158), Perfect Punches (pg. 131)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Very Vanilla Craft Ink, Versa Mark

Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots textured impressions embossing folders, 2 3/8" Extra Large Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Stamping Sponges, Chocolate Chip 1" w/white stitching Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), White Embossing Powder, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals.

I am envious of all the demos that are headed to or already in Salt Lake City for the annual Stampin' Up Convention!! Since I was joined in February and we had the Disney trip already planned I couldn't take more time off work so close together, my boss if great but that would have been pushing it!!!! Have a great time and I look forward to hearing all your stories and seeing the wonderful stuff and ideas you got!! Thanks for stopping by, and suffering through a few vacation pictures!! I appreciate it! I will have a card that I made for my hubby to share with you tomorrow!! Have a great day and Happy Stamping!!


Monday, July 19, 2010

So Sorry!!!

Hi All,

I want to first say welcome and thank you to all my new followers!! WOO HOO!!! Now I have to say I am so sorry. I was on vacation in wonderful Disney World for 10 days so I was out of touch!!! We had a wonderful time, even though it was hot and sticky!! I love Disney and always have fun!! I even got a big surprise from my aunt and we went to Universal Studios and saw the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter!! It was great (if you like the Harry Potter movies and books) the lines were very long, but it was fun!!! I am glad we got to see it, we were like to little kids, running to the rides, the shops, drinking Butterbeer and Pumpkin juice (both were very yummy)!

Now we are back to reality and work and all the stuff that pays the bills and lets me stamp like a fool. :)

I will be posting a new card picture tomorrow, I have to get all the vacation pictures off the camera!! So again I apologize and I promise I will be back on the diligent blog posting starting tomorrow!!

Have a great day and I will see you all tomorrow with a new card I made for my wonderful friend's birthday!!

Oh and one more thing.... Happy Birthday to my wonderful friend Jen B!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day and can't wait to get together and celebrate!!! Love ya little honey.....


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Good Morning!!
I love this set!! It's a card I made for my Mother-In Law's Birthday, it's the Tropical Party Set from the Summer Mini Catalog. I love the colors and how summery and fun this set is!! I got the inspiration from my upline Frances. I used the big shot for a little texture on the whisper white cardstock, I just got my Big Shot last week and am looking forward to learning all kinds of fun ways to use it on my cards and scrapbook pages and other projects! This card is so fun and can be used for any occasion, Thank you, Birthday, Get Well, Thinking of You, Just saying Hi a great all around card!! I am slowly navigating my way arond learning to set up my blog so please come back for more. I hope that tomorrow I will be able to post some pictures of my stamp room, I am so excitied to show you the transformation!!! Have a great day, see you tomorrow I hope!!
Materials: (all Stampin' Up)
Stamp Set: Tropical Party (Clear Mount)
Card Stock: Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Whisper White
Inks: Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Accessories: Paper Snips, Dazzling Diamonds, 2 Way Glue Pen, Scallop Trim Border punch, Clear Mount Block # C , Big Shot, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing folder, Snail and dimensionals

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Very First One!!!!!

Well, here we are, the beginning of my journey into blogdom!!! I have been so inspired so many other blogs that I have taken the plunge and started my own. I hope you enjoy what is to come and hopefully you can get some really good ideas for your own creativity!! I will keep this first post short and sweet!! Keep coming back to see what I have in store for you, I think you will enjoy it!!