Thursday, August 23, 2012

Everything Eleanor

I have been so busy lately but I always find time to make things!  I hope you like this card!  I love the Everything Eleanor set!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sorry, had a horrible week so I wasn't able to participate in the blog hop :(   So continue on the hop to and enjoy!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

I'm sorry that the picture is sideways, I'm at work and can't fix it, and it's not a good picture, I don't take good pictures.
 This is a card we are going to make in class.  Class will be July 21st at 11:00 am at my house.  $15 for three cards and a gift.  Please RSVP by Wednesday July 18th.
I hope you had a fun and safe 4th of July!

Can't wait to see you on the 21st!


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Here is a card I did for a wow swap, I used Language of Friendship stamp set, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, and Rose Red card stock, and Floral District DSP.  I did end up using blender pens and coloring the bird with Baja Breeze Classic Ink but didn't do that until after I took this picture.  I will be way busy for the first two weeks of July so I won't be posting for awhile.  I hope you all have an awesome 4th of July!
I will post my class schedule around the 7th so look for that! 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Welcome to the VC Rocks Blog Hop!  
The blog hop runs Saturday the 16th  thru Sunday the 17th and I am number 22 on the blog hop!  If you are going in order, you have come from Stampin' at Dawn , if you get lost you can always go to the VCRocks home page and there you will find a complete list of blogs that are participating in this hop. 
The theme is any size cards, so I did two different shaped cards and one standard size.

The first card I cased from someone that didn't put their name on their photo so I can't give credit to who did this but it's one of my favorites. This is card is called a middle-step card, the second picture lets you see it from the side.   
I don't really have any masculine designer series paper so I had to used some retired.  The Card Base is Pacific Point card stock, I used retired Jersey Shore Designer Series Paper for the layer, I cut the top two layers with the Labels Collection Framelits and embossed the Whisper White layer with our new Argyle embossing folder.  I then inked up the Morning Post Alphabet stamp set in Pacific Point and stamped on Whisper White card stock then cut the letters out and used dimensionals to adhere them to my card.  I used the Decorative Label punch (I got the instructions on Patty Bennett's blog)  to make the little embellishments for the words best ever, which I had my husband hand write, he has better handwriting than I do.  I cut two 1 1/4" x 12" strips of the Jersey Shore DSP and used my Simply Scoring Score Tool and scored it every 1/2" then accordion folded them and adhere them end to end to make the lollies.  


The next card I used the new Floral Frames Framelits to cut the card base from Tangerine Tango.  Then cut the layers out of Whisper White, Floral District Designers Series paper, Baja Breeze, and Daffodil Delight card stock.  I then put an antique brad for the center and topped it with Daffodil Delight 1/4" stitched Grosgrain ribbon.  No stamping required to make this card!  Which is very rare for me!  

The final card is the standard size card.  The card base is Raspberry Ripple with a Chocolate Chip layer.  I stamped the bottom part of the flower in Raspberry Ripple, which came from the Reason to Smile stamp set, which is only $5 when you spend $50 worth of product in the month of June, then I inked up the top layer of the flower in Chocolate Chip.  The saying is from Blessing from Heaven stamp set and then I used the Word Window punch to punch out a piece of Chocolate Chip and added an In Color Dahlias to the end.  The butterfly is from the Papillon Potpourri set.  Then finished it with 3/8" Stitched Raspberry Ripple Satin Ribbon.  I cased this card from somebody on Stampin Connection, I just changed the color scheme. 

I really hope you liked all my projects! Please leave a comment and let me know what you think! I do try to update my blog at least every week so please come back and always let me know what you think!

 Now off to stop #23 which is Something to Scrap about.  I hope you enjoy your hopping!  This is an amazing group of people and they do amazing work!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Class on Saturday the 16th!  As always, the class is $15 and RSVP by Friday the 15th a must!  We will be using several new products from the new catalog!  Please let me know if you directions to my house.  Also I have at least one person interested in a monthly club, if we could get at least four more we could only spend $25 a month to get the hostess benefits.  If you can't make it to club every month we could do a virtual club.  Just let me know what you would be interested in.

I can't wait to see everyone there!


Monday, June 4, 2012

Sorry for the pictures being so small, but here are the promotions for June, there are several perks to signing up in June to be a demonstrator!  First the starter kit is now only $99, and you get a free pack of designer paper or a digital download every month for the rest of the year, also you get $49 worth of product from the Take the Cake suite.. on top of that for everyone who spends $50 on product can purchase the Lovely stamp set, worth $20.95, for $5.  Please hurry!  These promotions are only good until June 30th!!! Click on the pictures below to make them bigger!

Please contact me if you are interested!


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Can you believe its the end of  May?  Our new catalog goes live in just a few days!  There are so many cool new products, like these Layered Labels Framelits!!!  Love them!  There are so many sets in the catalog that coordinate with these!!!  And don't forget we have new awesome foam ink pads!!  No more bowing or leaving marks on your stamps!!!

Now onto the card, I used two different Layered Labels Framelits in this card.  I stamped the Layered Labels stamp in Baja Breeze then used my Big Shot and cut out the bottom layer, then used Rich Razzelberry and Rose Red Stampin' Write Markers directly on the stamp, then used the Big Shot again and cut out the second layer.  I used Stampin' dimensionals to pop it up, the paper is from Floral District, love it!!, and the new big pearls!  I wanted to showcase new products today!  I hope you like it!!  

I will be having a class soon so stay close I will look at my calendar today and post the date!  I hope to see everyone soon!!


Friday, May 18, 2012

Welcome to the VC Rocks first blog hop of 2012!!  HAVE A HEART!! so every project will have at least one heart.  The blog hop starts tonight, Friday May 18th, at 10pm Central Standard time, I'm a little early due to graduation preparations, so if you go to the links and the projects are not posted yet, please come back!!  I promise you won't want to miss this blog hop, everyone is so very talented!!
There is a total of 29 stops and the list of all the blogs participating on the VC Rocks homepage .   My Stop is #4  on this blog hop.  You most likely came from Brenda's stamping corner didn't she do a great job?!
My first project is made using My Digital Studio, my daughter graduates high school tomorrow so it's a tribute to her.  I hope you like it!  I used Cherry cobbler for the base, Always, Cheep Talk, and Define your life stamp sets, Dotted Scalloped Ribbon and oval punches, I matted the picture in Island Indigo and the hearts are very vanilla.  I love MDS, stamps never retire there!!

The second is one of the cards I gave her for graduation.  It's a sneak peak of new products that will be available on June 1st.  I want to apologize for the picture, I can't find my camera and that's the best picture out of five.  I used Baja Breeze card stock for the card base, Floral District Designer Series paper, Layered Labels stamp and Tiny Tags stamp sets, I stamped congratulations in Baja Breeze on Whisper White card stock and used my Big Shot and the new Apothecary Accents Framelits, which I love and there are so many stamp sets that this coordinates with in the new catalog!!!  I stamped the heart in Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White card stock and punched it out using the small heart punch and attached it to the Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon using Island Indigo Bakers Twine.

I hope you will leave a message telling me what you think!  Your next stop is Krafting with Karen, if you get lost just click on the link VC Rocks link and it will take you to the list of the blogs.
Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you come back, also leave me the name of your blog, I would love to come see what you have done!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Ok, on the sidebar is a list of all the retiring products from Stampin' Up!  One thing I'm super excited about is we are getting new ink pads, they are foam based.  Here is what we are told about the new ink pads:

With the introduction of the 2012-2013 annual catalog, we have made a very big change to our Stampin' Pads.
Introducing. firm foam pads! They change your stamping experience for the better.
We know you're going to love these new Stampin' Pads-just look at all the exciting benefits listed below:
  • Provide better ink coverage for your stamps!
  • Light-tap stamping produces flawless images!
  • Pad stays juicier for longer resulting in better ink pad longevity!
In addition, our new Stampin' Pads
  • Have a crisply printed, glossy label on the top of the pad that is easier to read and that will not fade or chip off!
  • Come with color name labels in all four languages (English, Spanish, French, and German)-just choose your language, peel it off the back, and add it to the side of the pad for easy identification!
  • Use the same patented flip-top case design that stores the inking surface upside down, so the pad surface stays moist!
  • Are available in all colors, including our exclusive In Colors!

Please note: Five ink colors have undergone formula changes to improve functionality and color stability with the new firm foam pads. These colors are
  • Basic Black
  • Basic Gray
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Tempting Turquoise
All five colors of the reformulated inks have been fully tested and approved. While using the new ink formula in the old Stampin' Pads is fine, we do not recommend using the old ink formula in the new firm foam pads. Any refills purchased after April 30, 2012, will contain the new formulated ink.*

I can't wait to purchase these new ink pads!  The ones we sell now, at least mine do this, bow in the middle which makes it very hard to ink up a stamp!

Please call me if you have any questions!!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


It's been awhile since I posted anything, it's been crazy!  Hopefully things will slow down and I will have time to make some pretty things!  In the mean time, check out the new products, Summer Smooches collection.  Click on the link on the right!
New catalog comes out early this year, in June so a lot of stamps are retiring, I have posted a list of retiring stamp sets on the right, and a sort-able excel list underneath that. Keep checking back for the list of retiring accessories.
 If you want a catalog this year, they are free, and all I need is your mailing address and I will get them to you on, or real close to June 1st!
Enjoy the sneak peak of the Summer Smooches products and get me your mailing addresses!
I will be posting the dates for a new class the week of May 1st!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

New Class Dates and Times

I am having three more Easter classes, as always the cost is $15 and RSVP at least one week prior is a must!! The dates and times are as follows:  March 20th 11:00am to 1:00pm; March 20th 6:00pm to 8:00pm and March 24th 11:00am to 1:00pm.  We will be making one child Easter card, one He is Risen card and two gifts.
I am looking forward to seeing everyone there!  Please let me know if you would like to come but can't at these times, I also do one on one for those, and I can even come to you.
Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st, so look at the catalog and participate, this year there is a variety of items, fabric, embossing folders, ribbons, brads, paper, and of course stamps.  With every $50 you spend you get to pick one of those items.
It's going to be so much fun!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Yesterday I posted the "boy" version, so today here is the "girl" version of my Easter card.  I'm not very good at water coloring so I just used my markers and colored the images.  And of course added Dazzling Diamonds to give it the sparkle every card, in my opinion, needs!  Please let me know what you think!  And again thank you Michelle at mgdesigns for the idea! My email is if you would like the recipe.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

 Easter is Right around the corner!  This is the boy version of my Easter card.  I got the idea from Michelle at mgdesigns.  Thanks!  I love pop up cards!  I hope you all enjoy this card!  It was a lot of fun to make!
My husband loves Snoopy, so I might try this but with Snoopy and Woodstock, so please stay tuned for that!
As always, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Who would have thought to put Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, and Old Olive together?  I love this combo!  What do you think? 
So it's that time again, class time!!!  I will be having class March 3rd at 12:00pm at my house and if you are unable to make it then, I will be having a class Tuesday night, the 6th at 6:00pm.  As always, RSVP a must and class is $15 per person or free with a $50 order.  And remember, its Sale-a-bration time!!!  Can't wait to see you all there! 
Let me know what you think of my card!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Here is one of the cards we did for class!  Thank you all who participated! We had so much fun!!  If you couldn't come I am having class this Thursday at noon and 6pm, also Saturday at noon.  As always RSVP is a must two days prior to class.  Hope you can be there!  Remember its Sale-A-Bration time!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

If my husband and I were giving each other cards for Valentine's day this would be the card I would give him.  But we are not this year, his idea, we are seeing a move instead of all the hooplah!  I hope you like this card!  I have said it before, I love PS I Love you stamp set! 
I am having two classes this month, one on Tuesday, February 7th at noon & 6:00pm.  On February fourth I'll be going to Priscilla's house for her free class that she won!  I'm looking forward to that!  It's going to be so much fun!  I will post the card and gift we will be making after that class!
I have a couple of girls interested in a club every month.  I was thinking a marker or big shot club, the more participants the less money per month it will be!  If you are interested please contact me and we will put that together!

Friday, January 27, 2012

This year Sale-a-Bration is even better. I just love all the SAB products this year. There are stamp sets, designer series paper, fabric, brads, buttons, ribbon, embossing folders etc.

For each $50 you spend you get to choose an item from the SAB brochure for FREE.($50 before tax and shipping)

If you place an order of $150 you get 3 free SAB items, plus $25 in hostess benefits and a Free Tote from SU! (note: online orders are not qualified for the tote, so you'll need to contact me, so I can place your order)

If you have an order of $400 you get 8 SAB items, plus $65 in hostess benefits, free tote, and a SAB bundle that has stamp set, designer series paper, ribbon and brads. (note: online orders are not qualified for the tote, so you'll need to contact me, so I can place your order)

To SHOP my online store click HERE

As well there is new demonstrators special. If you sign up during Sale-a-Bration, the starter kit is ONLY $125  ($50 in savings) plus for the rest of the year you get a free pack of designer series paper( $10.95 or less) or digital download (any price) each month for the rest of the year, starting in February. You can alternate between digital download and designer series paper.

To sign up you can visit my SU Site and  and click on JOIN the FUN on the upper right corner.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Welcome to SU Stars "Ebony and Ivory "Blog Hop! (with a "pop" of color)

The hop starts at 10AM on Saturday, January 21st and runs all weekend.  If you're here early, be sure to come back!

You probably got her from Janice Heighway's blog, Stamping With Janice.  Weren't her projects beautiful!?  She is so talented!!

Now about my project. I had intended on making several projects to show off the Twitterpated DSP in the Occasions Mini, but life got in my way.  I am so ready for my life to slow back down!  Ok, back to my project, everything you see on my card features my new favorite products!  I just LOVE the Twitterpated DSP and PS I love you stamp set!  It is very versatile.  If I have time I will post more projects, but the way things have been going I might not have time.

On to Jayne Stenstrom's blog, jaynestamps, if you get lost or if there is a problem, there is a list of everyone 's blog and what order they are in on the SU Stars Home Blog.

If you would like the recipe to my card just leave a comment with your email address and I will send it to you!
(Just click on the name of the person's name to get to their blog, not the blog name.)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I have been so busy lately but I have made a couple of cards.  I joined a blog hop this weekend so please check back for that.  Here is a card I cased, hope you like it! 
I'm also having a card class on Saturday the 28th at 2pm, this class is $15 or free with a $50.00 order.  RSVP by the 25th is a must!  Hope to see you there!  Call me for directions to my new home.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Here is a card using a new set in the Occassions Mini called Mixed Bunch, which has a punch that goes with it.  I used so saffron for the base, soft suede for the base of the flower, and riding hood red new ruffled ribbon (which I love!!)  I hope you like it! 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Here is a birthday card for my sister-in-law.  I just love the medallion, but don't use it as often as I like.  I hope everyone had a very safe and happy new year!  May this be the best year ever!