Monday, December 31, 2007

A Special Birthday Gift

My Son Robert was diagnosed with Dyslexia this past summer and he has been attending the 32 Degree Masonic Learning Center. His teacher Jenni is an angel and has inspired him to rise above and beyond. This is part of her gift that we put together.


SU Gift Sacks
Brocade Background Paper (Retired)
River Rock Card Stock
Pretties Kit I colored the flowers with River Rock Re-Inker
The Tag is made from one of the old ceramic ornaments that SU sold years ago I stamped Happy Birthday and then used Glassy Glaze Enamel Emboss Powder to make it shine. Cannot forget the Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon.
The card I got the idea from a card posted on a yahoo group don't recall the name or what it's called either. Scallop punched the paper and then using gold cord wrapped it around to make the design. To finish it off I used gold embossing powder on the Happy Birthday from the It's Your Birthday stamp set. Lastly the stamped on the tissue paper using Baroque Motifs Stamp set.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Getting Ready for CHRISTMAS?

Item Number Description Price

104152 Paper Cutter $24.95
109405 Big Flowers Stamp Set $22.95
109597 Home Again Simply Scrappin' $19.95
109429 Simple Serif Mini Alphabet & Numbers $20.95
105551 Earth Elements Classic Stampin' Spots $22.50

Click on this link and see the 5 items for under $25

Sunday, November 11, 2007

3-D Items from the Peaceful Wishes Card Kit

Decorated Candles and Christmas Ornament

Decorated Candle
Stamp sets: Peaceful Wishes and All Holidays

1. Cut tissue paper to fit all the way around your candle, without any overhang.
2. Stamp the images randomly on tissue paper: pine needles in Old Olive, berries in Purely Pomegranate and pine cones in Close to Cocoa all Classic Ink.
3. After stamping your images, wrap the tissue paper around your candle. Use your Heat Tool to melt your tissue paper into your candle. The tissue paper will disappear and just your images will show – it will look like the images were stamped directly on the candle.
4. To add a little sparkle sprinkle Dazzling Diamonds Glitter into the wax while the candle is still warm. Tap off excess.
5. Reheat the so that the Glitter melts deeper into the wax.
6. To make the tag, fold a piece of Purely Pomegranate Cardstock in half. Then take your Large Tag Punch and punch out a tag so that the spine of the folded cardstock is slightly inside the punch – you want to leave it connected and not punch it apart.
7. Then use the Small Tag Punch to punch out a piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Stamp the Whisper White Cardstock randomly with the pine needles in Old Olive and the berries in Purely Pomegranate.
8. Mount the Whisper White Tag to the Purely Pomegranate Tag.
9. Punch a 1/16” hole in the top of the spine of the tag.
10. String Gold Elastic Cord through the hole and tie on with a piece of the Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon.

Christmas Ornament
1. Ornament is the circle from On Board Accents.
2. Use your Coluzzle Cutter to cut circles the same size as the On Board Accents Circles out of your designer paper of choice. I used Holiday Harmony.
3. Adhere Designer Paper with Anywhere Glue Stick. Allow to dry.
4. Use a Sanding Block to burnish the edges.
5. Using your Crop-A-Dile, punch a 3/16” hole in the top of the chipboard. Push an Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelet through the hole and set it using the A1 setting.
6. String the Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon through the whole and tie a knot at the top.
7. Use the Coluzzle Cutter to cut 2 circles slightly smaller than the previously ones out of Whisper White Cardstock and Metallic Gold.
8. Stamp the pine needles in Old Olive and the berries in Purely Pomegranate Classic Inks onto the Whisper White.
9. Stamp “Merry Christmas” from the stamp set Holiday Wishes in Gold Encore! Ink.
10. Use the 2-Way Glue Pen to add streaks along the pine needles and berries.
11. Sprinkle Dazzling Diamonds Glitter overtop of the 2-Way Glue Pen streaks.
12. Mount the stamped Whisper White and Gold circles to the ornament.

CARD KIT Additions

This is the Original Christmas Card from the "Peaceful Wishes"

Here is what I have been working on this weekend. The CARD KIT this month was a little different because of the upcoming holiday, it featured THREE different holiday sets. In addition instead of getting 4 different card designs to make they only had one, and direction for 3 different 3-D projects. Since my Wonderful Customers in West Chester are getting together to do put the kits together I came up with different designs anyway. So here they are!

This is all of them together I'm still working on my Photo taking skills.


I cannot believe it, I spent some time going through emails and checking out some blogs today. Susanna Boyd had a post 14 Free Stamp Sets for Bloggers so I added her to my Blog Roll. She was already on my best blog list. OMG I WON! Yep! I'm the luck one today. When you done here check Susanna's blog just click above. Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping in!!

Monday, November 5, 2007

O'Christmas Tree

I received my Oriental Trading and set it aside not giving the cover a second thought, it has Christmas Tree's on the cover then I saw a post on a yahoo group and just had to give it a whirl. These are the first two. I got the cones at Hobby Lobby and I'm waiting on the cones from OT. I just love them. I'm going to make a trio for my Mother-in-Law as she has everything and is hard to buy for. I think she will really like them.

I have not put the topper on yet I'll make them all at one time. I'll post when I get them all done.

Thanks for stopping in have a great DAY!

Sunday, October 28, 2007


Halloween Cards for my Friends, again I was using leftover packets from last year. Just added a few things to make it new.


Stamp set: Party Punch & Batty for You
Cardstock: Only Orange, Whisper White, Lovely Lilac, Basic Black and Creepy Crawly DP
Inks: Basic Black & Craft White
Accessories: Small & Large Tag Punch, Crop-a-Dile, Large Eyelets, Round Punch, Grosgrain Ribbon

True Friend

Last month I attended an event put on by my upline three above me. This was one of the projects that we did. However, it was to plain so I added the ribbon, the slot punch closure, dimensional and a brad when I got home. This was a great event as always. We also made some ornaments and the Thankful banner in the Mini Catalog. I'll post the rest of the project soon.


Stamp Set: True Friend & Friendship Flowers
Card Stock: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and Outlaw DP
Accessories: Tag Corner Punch, Slot Punch, Taffeta Ribbon Chocolate Chip, Brad, 1/2" Circle Punch, Dimensional

Inside view

Designer Paper Extravaganza!

I did a class on Folds with Dashing Designer Paper Extravaganza! Kicking of the Christmas Card Making Season. I hate having leftover packets, I made up the cards changing a few things. Here are some of the cards we did and what I did with the leftover packets. I love our designer papers this year.


Stamp sets: Punch Pal, Season of Joy, Wanted,Party Punch, In the Spot Light & All Holidays
Cardstock: Real Red, River Rock, Old Olive & Very Vanilla
Inks: Real Red, River Rock & Old Olive
Accessories: Red Grosgrain Ribbons, Double Stitch River Rock, Scallop Punch, 3/4" & 1/2" Punch, Round Tab Punch, Brads, Crop-a-Dile, Large Eyelets & Corner Rounder


Paper Towel and Toilet Paper Holder Core Tutorial


Paper Towel or Toilet Paper Core
Hobby Blade
Designer Paper
Basic Black and Only Orange Card Stock
Adhesives Glue and Mono
1/2" Circle Punch
1/16" Hand Held Punch
Cello Bags
Grosgrain Ribbon

1. Cut Core at 2" with Hobby Blade
2. Cut Designer Paper in 2" strips the length will depend on the diameter for your core.
3. Cut 1/2" strips of Basic Black and/or Only Orange for you handle and upper rim.
4. Punch out your base with your Mega Scallop punch and then I used the Culuzzle Cutting System for the Circle. One will be Basic Black and one Only Orange. Adhere them together.

5. Now wrap your core, put adhesive of choice on the Designer Paper and position around outer core then do the same on the inner core.

6. Take one of the 1/2" strips and position it around the top of the core.
7. Take the opposite color of 1/2" strip and attach to the core. (see photo) Hold secure with a brad. Use the 1/16" hand held punch.

8. Now your ready to adhere to the base. Put glue around the bottom of the core and attache to base.
9. I cut 3/4" strips of Designer Paper and wrapped it around the Hershey's Nuggets.

I used the sheet of sayings from the Designer Paper to make tags to attach to my basket after I filled and put them in Cello Bags. There you have it!

My Daughter Meghan

This is the same day Meghan my eleven year old. She came over to have her picture taken too. Just had to add one of her. I'll post some Scrapbook pages with all the rest of the bunch soon.

My Grandson Brandon

Just had to share this one, this is Brandon, just turned three last Saturday. He has Meghan's Witches hat on and is closely watching the others putting up all the Halloween Decorations in the yard. Giving his two cents worth where it show go. I was on the porch watching and he came over to tell me all about it.

Thanks for stopping by!


This is my first attempt at one of the frames that everyone has made. I'm a little behind. This was a frame that I had on the shelf in my stamp room now it's up on the wall.

List of supplies:

Assorted Designer Papers
On Board Simon Lower Letters
Assorted Ribbon and Punches

Altered Notebook and Gift Box

This is a Target Note Book and a Michael's $1 spot wooden box. I covered the box with Soft Sky Prints Designer Series Papers and stamped on the Note Book. This is what I gave to the other Demonstrators that I went to Convention with.

List of Supplies:

Stamps: Little Pieces and In the Spotlight
Soft Sky Prints Designer Series Papers
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel and Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Assorted Ribbon, Cello Bags and Ink Pen.

Batty for YOU Basket Tutorial

1. Cut your card stock 5 x 5 inches. Score each end at 1.5 inches

2. Cut on the score lines on the two top scores and the bottom scores lines. (see photo)

3. Cut your designer paper 2 x 1.5 and adhere to each center piece.

4. I used my scallop scissors to create a scallop edge, you can use your corner rounder with the guide off.

5. If you do the scallop, trim down the inside flaps so that they don't show through when you put the box together.

6. Now put the box together.

7. Add the large eyelets on two sides of your basket with your Crop-a-dile.

8. Add ribbon or card stock for your handle, decorate to your taste.

9. Assemble your peppermint patties with the decorated Circle Scallops and add 3 to your basket.

Enjoy have a happy, fun, safe Halloween!


Another awesome idea by Cambria Turnbow! Now that I have my Scor-Pal these little baskets were a breeze to mass produce. I love my Scor-pal you'll be hearing that a lot. I'm going to post pictures for you like a Tutorial my first attempt.

List of the supplies:

Stamps: Batty for You, Party Punch
Paper: Only Orange, Basic Black, Creepy Crawly DS paper, Last years Halloween Night DS paper, Whisper White.
Ink: Basic Black,Only Orange and Old Olive Marker
Other: York Pepermint Pattie Candy,Scallop Punch,Crop-a-dile,Large Eyelets,Round Tab Punch,Circle Punches,Scallop Sissors,Hodgepodge Kit,Grosgrain Ribbon, Scor-Pal.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

November Pick a Pack of Pretty Papers FREE!!!!

Oh My, this has to be the BEST promotion Stampin' Up! has had this year!!!!!

During the month of November, purchase three packs of our Designer Series Papers and receive one pack absolutely FREE!!! Regular shipping and tax will apply to the three purchased packs, there is no shipping or tax on the FREE pack.

Our Designer Series Papers are 12x12, patterned on both sides, come twelve sheets to a pack and sell for only $9.95 per pack. You can find these papers on pages 170-173 of the Fall-Winter Catalog and pages 12 and 19 of the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Here is a list of the paper packs and their coordinating card stock and ink colors:

Outlaw - Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla

Brocade Backgrounds - Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, River Rock

Fall Flowers - Old Olive, Really Rust, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky

Linen Prints - Always Apricot, Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Pink Passion

Porcelain Prints - Blue Bayou, River Rock, Wild Wasabi

Le Jardin - River Rock, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Very Vanilla

Uptown - Almost Amethyst, Basic Gray, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi

Wintergreen - Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Sage Shadow, Soft Sky

Flowers for You - Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise

Petals & Paisleys - Certainly Celery, Taken w/Teal, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron

Creepy Crawly - Basic Black, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust

Notations No. 2 - More Mustard, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi

Charbon - Basic Gray, Very Vanilla

Cerise - Real Red, Very Vanilla

Dashing - Old Olive, Real Red, River Rock, Very Vanilla

Cutie Pie - Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, So Saffron

Darling Doodles - Brocade Blue, Groovy Guava, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi

Prints - These papers come in twelve patterns of one color per pack:

Lovely Lilac, Almost Amethyst, Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue, Blue Bayou, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, River Rock, So Saffron, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie, Groovy Guava, Rose Red

Apple Cider - Close to Cocoa, River Rock, Really Rust, Wild Wasabi

Holiday Harmony - Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate, River Rock

Order your three packs and choose your fourth absolutely FREE. Call or email me today!!!

Time to Catch UP!

Hello everyone! So sorry I haven't posted for a long time. Life has been extremely busy, and I've been juggling everything keep all the balls in the air. However, my blogging ball dropped. So I'm spending today catching up on a few things and organizing (cleaning) my stamp room in order to getting some much needed posting done. I have been working on a few things so stay tuned and check out what I've been up to.

Thursday, September 13, 2007


October 1 until supplies run out!

Make your holiday cards glitzy this year with a little help from the Holiday Glitz card kit. With our precut card stock and Designer Series paper, festive zigzag ribbon, and Rhinestone brads, spreading handmade holiday cheer has never been this easy! And there’s no limit to the number of kits you can buy!

There are two ways to take advantage of this fantastic kit while supplies last:

1. Purchase the Holiday Glitz card kit for $28.95 with no additional purchase required, or

2 Purchase one of four holiday stamp sets (listed at right)and get the Holiday Glitz card kit for the special price of $24.95.

Simplify your holidays with Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Glitz card kit!

Item PAGE # Set Name price
109234 45 Snowfall $23.95
106786 36 The Snowflake Spot $20.95
109266 35 Big on Christmas $18.95
110359 5* Love & Joy $23.95
* Holiday Mini

Each Holiday Glitz card kit includes supplies for 15 cards:
• Precut card stock and Designer Series paper (15)
• Whisper White Envelopes (15)
• Rhinestone brads (15)
• Real Red zigzag ribbon (15)
• Full-color instruction sheet (1)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Christmas Mega Swap

I'm participaing in a Christmas Mega Swap this is my card, I wish I would have used Old Olive with the Photo Corner Punch but, its to late now. I just mailed them and I cannot wait to see all the others that I get back. This swap totaled 37 different Christmas Stamp set from the Fall~Winter Catalog and Holiday Mini Collection.

Stamps: Peace to the World
Paper: Old Olive, Real Red, River Rock & Very Vanilla, DS Dashing
Inks: River Rock, Basic Brown & Real Red, Markers; Real Red, Creamy Caramel & Old Olive
Accessories: River Rock Double Stitched Ribbon & Gold Brads
Tools: CTK Paper-Piercing Tool, Photo & 1/16" Punches, Paper Snips, 1/4" sponge, Cutter Kit and Dimensionals.

Have a great day to all! Thank you for stopping by!!!

The Little Make & Takes from Convention

Our M&T's I'm in love with little 3 x 3 note cards quick and simple. This one I learned how to Water Color. I'm more the hands on learner and this was well worth Convention to learn I'll be doing more of it now. These are great for gift giving,6 cards and envelopes together in a little box and VIOLA! Perfect gift for teachers, volunteers etc. Got to love the 3 x 6 you know this was hand made just for you! The new Ribbon used is Fairy Tale. The Gift Card Holder used the Prettiest Kit, we colored the flower using reinker and Aqua Painter and the small blue one was colored using the Stampin' Pastels. The little box was very inspiring, how to use the Chip Board and Circle Punch with Dimensionals to give it depth. I will be using this template at my next Stamp Camp.

My Inspiration for the Pretties Kit

This is a 3 x 3 card it is too cute, after making it I knew I had to have the Prettiest Kit.


Stamps: Defining Alphabet and Define Your Life
Paper: Sky Blue
Inks: Sky Blue and Chocolate Chip
Others: 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon and Prettiest Kit

Brocade Background

After attending Convention they sold me on the PRETTIES KIT when used on one of our Make-n-Takes. My first creation using it.(it pains me I love to hoard my trinkets) And don't you just love all our selection of Designer Series Papers?

Stamp Set: Tres Chic
Paper: Chocolate Chip, River Rock & DP Brocade Background Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Other:On Board 5 x 5 Art Journal,5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon Chocolate Chip, 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon Always Artichoke, Photo Corner Punch ,Pretties Kit; Hat Pin w/ Clutch, White Pearls & Round Bead, Circle Rhinestones, Dimensionals & Paper Snips

Have a great day everyone!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Meghan's at it again!

My 11 year old loves to invade my stamp space. This is the second cover that she has made for this assignment book. The first one got marker marks on it. This is my new paper I had only opened it to make some samples for my downline. Does any one else have a little invader? She makes a bigger mess than I do. Deep breath she is being creative!!

What we have been working on.....

I kept my self very busy yesterday cleaning, today I came down to my stamp room to get posts to my blog caught up with current promotions and things Meghan and I have been working on. Today's feels very tranquil compared to yesterday with all the hoopla and fireworks. Visitation for Nick is today from 2:00 to 6:00 we are going later as we are going out to dinner with some other families.

In our Winter Mini Catalog you could buy ON BOARD ATC TRIO ALBUMS. I had to have it for what how knew? Until I attended Convention, I participated in my first swap with the wonderful group of ladies at SUDSOL. The swap was for card fronts and ATC's. I had never done ATC's before so I opted to do just cards, low and behold those wonderful ladies traded both for my card front. I had just the place to put them.

List of Supplies:

On Board ATC Trio Album
Mod Podge & Brush
Cutie Pie Designer Series Paper
Ribbon: Celery, Bashful Blue & Rose & snips
5-Petal Flower Punch
Spring Flower Bouquet
Circle Punches: 1-3/8", 1-1/4", 1" & 1/4"
Card Stock: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue & Rose Red
Basic Black and Stampin' Write Markers
Junbo Outline Alphabet

Have a great weekend everyone!! Thanks for stopping by!

Fall Frenzy Promotion click to link

September 1 - September 30, 2007 Spend $30 in regular priced merchandise and qualify to purchase one of each of the six promotional stamp sets at 30 percent off!

Item Page # Description Discounted Price
105355 26 Bitty Boos Too $12.57
109284 29 Haunting Halloween $13.27
107383 30 Thoroughly Thankful $16.07
109373 108 Autumn Fest $16.77
109421 91 Elementary Essentials $19.57
110366 17 Stem Silhouettes* $22.37

*Holiday Mini Collection 2007

Choose Your Family Promotion

You can’t choose your family…but at Stampin’ Up! you can!
*FREE color family of ink pads with Starter Kit purchase!

This promotion dates are August 10-September 30, 2007

Promotion Details:
Being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is a fun and rewarding way to share your love of stamping with family and friends. And the Choose Your Family promotion is a great way to share that opportunity.

From August 10-September 30, new demonstrators will get to choose a color family of Classic Stampin' Pads free when they purchase the Starter Kit. That's up to a $57.95 value in addition to the excellent value of the Starter Kit!

New recruits may choose between our four color families (Bold Brights, Earth Elements, Rich Regals, and Soft Subtles) or choose a pack of our 2007 In Color pads. Color family packs include 12 ink pads, and the In Color selection includes six ink pads.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

While big brother's away:

Little brother Robert showed his support at the Norther Kentucky Airport on Saturday morning as the procession and Hearst carrying Staff Sgt. Nicholas Carnes passed supporter lined up along the route to the funeral home. He was so proud to be there and when one of Nicks relatives came over and thanked him he was moved. He saluted the Hearst as it passed. This picture was taken my our local channel 9 news team and Robert was on the 12, 6 and 11 O’clock news casts.

Yes, I'm one proud MOM

Here is what I’m most proud of my oldest son Stewart serving in Afghanistan. Pictured here in the “Sand Box”. This past week has been a very tough one for all of us. We lost Staff Sgt. Nicholas Carnes a close friend of my sons serving with him in Afghanistan. Nick was a native of northern Kentucky. He died August 26 during a fire fight in Afghanistan. He was assigned to Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery, based in Carrollton, Kentucky. Nick was the second Kentucky Army National Guard soldier killed in Afghanistan.Services for 25-year-old Staff Sergeant Nicholas will be held Tuesday September 4th in Covington at St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. He will be buried afterward at the Alexandria Cemetery in Alexandria.
I also want to thank all of you that have given me your card fronts and card to send to our Guard unit they do appreciate them.
Please keep our soldier and families in you thoughts and prayers.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Just Like YOU!

August 2007 Card Kit

The Card Kit ($15) Includes:
· 12 Pieces of 11" x 4 ¼" Purely Pomegranate Cardstock
· 12 Pieces of 5 ½" x 2" Always Artichoke Cardstock
· 12 Pieces of 2" x 2" Very Vanilla Cardstock
· 12 Pieces of 2 ¼ " x 2 ¼" Groovy Guava Cardstock
· 12 - 10" Pieces of Groovy Guava Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
· 12 - Antique Pewter Jumbo Eyelets
· Step by Step Instructions to complete 4 different card designs using the
kit pieces
· 12 Whisper White Envelopes

Add-on Products:
· Purely Pomegranate Classic Ink Pad ($5.25)
· Groovy Guava Classic Ink Pad ($5.25)
· Always Artichoke Classic Ink Pad ($5.25)
· Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pad ($5.25)
· White Gel Pen ($3.95)
· Just Like You Stamp Set ($25.95) - Note: when you purchase this stamp set, $2 will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Other Optional Purchases:
· Crop-A-Dile or Crafter's Tool Kit: for setting the Jumbo Eyelets
· Stampin' Dimensionals: for raising images for a 3-D effect

Contact me today to order your Card Kit and see how quick and easy card making can be right in the comforts of your home.
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