Friday, December 28, 2012

Winter Birthday

Usually at some point in the holiday season I get bored with the Christmas stuff and just need a little non-holiday stamping but that didn't happen this year. Maybe its because I just don't have as much time to myself as I use to with two kids.

Anyway I did stop and create this card at some point but I just don't remember when I did it. I may have even cased the card from someone. My brain isn't working that great at the moment. Well this card was a prefect card for a December birthday because of the warm rich colors and of course the great birthday saying.

Now that Christmas is over I guess I can get back to the regular stamping and I should make some more birthday cards for my two little monsters because their birthdays are just a week away. How did the time fly by so fast?

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Happy Canes

These are Happy Canes according to Malachi. He is truly loving the Christmas season. His excitement with the decorations, lights, and the talk of presents is so fun. He is doing really well with staying away from the presents. I even asked him if I could open my present and he said "no, not till Christmas." What a good little boy!

I made these for the boutique I participated in at the beginning of the month and I still have a couple left so I think I'll let Malachi give them to his friends at church on Sunday.

I used the Petite Pocket die and that awesome Scentsational Season Stamp set again. Really if you don't own this set, you are missing out!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Oh' Christmas Tree

I have this weird problem when I am stamping Christmas cards, they make me sing. For instance this image makes me sing, Oh, Christmas Tree. Sometimes its the name of the set that puts a song on the brain and other times its the image. I will be stamping away when all of a sudden I catch myself singing a song and then I purposefully stop singing and before I know it I am singing away.

I find it funny and its only Christmas stamps that make me do this, maybe its because I know so many Christmas songs.

Well its only 4 days until Christmas, I hope you have your Christmas shopping finished unlike myself. Believe it or not but shopping isn't one of my favorite task and it is especially that way during Christmas. I guess I will get it done this weekend because I have to, but not until I get some Disneyland fun today. Off to Disney with the hubby, where I will buy a Christmas present for Malachi. 

Thursday, December 20, 2012


Here is one more of those cards from the Card Class I never held.

I will be honest in the fact that I don't really ever eat gingerbread but I do think they are so adorable.The Sentsational Season Stamp set has proven to be a great purchase this season because I have used it over and over again. If you haven't purchased it yet, make sure to do it before its to late.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Candy Canes

I have been playing with my Scentsational Season Stamp set more than any other stamp set this season. This is one of the cards that I made for a class that I never ended up having because time got away from me and I never planned a date for it. I love the simplicity of it and yet it is very pretty.

I would have to say that Cherry Cobbler is my all time favorite red to use, so naturally I grabbed for it when stamping the candy canes. The chevron paper is from the Festival of Prints DSP stack, this paper stack is awesome! I have used it over and over again. At first I wasn't sure how much use I would get out of it because of the size but I've definitely have gotten lots use from it. Side note, the Spring Catalog had a new DSP stack, yea!!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Jolly Smores

Do you love smores? I know I love them but usually only have them once a year when we are at the beach and have a bonfire. Well recently fellow demonstrator Charlotte Coombes posted some cute little smore kits using peeps, graham crackers, and some chocolate with directions to heat them in the microwave and I just had to make some myself.

Here is my version, using the No Peeking Stamp Set, a cello bag, and the Adorning Accents edgelits. I wasn't sure if the edgelit would cut through two layers of card stock but I thought I would try and sure enough it worked. I used a piece of 6x6 Real Red card stock and folded it in half and then I lined up the edgelit and ran it through my big shot. I will admit that I messed it up the first time and cut it crooked so I just redid it so my final piece folded in half ended up only about 2 1/4".

These are cute little gifts to give to your co-workers or neighbors.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

December Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop

I am so excited for you have decided to come by and join me for the Stylin' Stampin' Squad Holiday Hop. This group of demonstrators are awesome! Make sure to let them know it! We have been doing this Blog hop for a year now and I think it just keeps getting better.

My first project is a card using the No Peeking Stamp set, I was inspired to make this card after seeing a card done by Marcee Rodgers. I didn't find a blog for her so I can't link you directly to her. I didn't copy her card completely but I did use the same colors and stamp set. I love the way my card turned out, it is so cheery and cute.

Items Used:
Stamp Set: No Peeking
Paper: Gumball Green, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Festival of Prints DSP stack
Ink: Gumball Green, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Other: 7/8" Cotton Ribbon

My next project are these cute little gift card holders.When someone mentioned in a Facebook thread that the Petite Pocket die can hold a gift card I was skeptical. I went to my craft room pulled out the die and cut one out, glued the edges and grabbed a gift card to try it out. Sure enough, they fit perfectly! Since I had a boutique this past weekend I whipped out some gift card holders to sell. I didn't make very many and I wish I would have made more but oh well. I sold out of these and got a special order for more.

So if you have gift cards to give away this Christmas why not make some with the Petite Pocket die.

Items Used
Stamp Set: Scentsational Season, No Peeking
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Festival of Prints DSP stack
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Other: Big Shot, Holiday Collection dies, Oval punch, Tags Sizlit, Petite Pocket die

Make sure to keep hopping and visit my friend Tonya's blog, she always has cute projects to share.

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  5. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  6. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  7. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  8. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  9. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  10. Terry B of Goin' Over the Edge
  11. Justin K of JK Cards
  12. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
  13. Jennifer B of NW Stamper

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

I'm Alive

Just in case anyone was wondering if I had died, nope I am just a slacker. About the middle of October I just feel like I became overly busy all the way until I went on vacation on the first of November. We were gone for 10 days to see my husbands family.

During my vacation I had time, I could have stamped and even blogged. Only two problems, I didn't have my stampin' supplies in Texas and two I my father-in-law has no computer or internet. After we came home it just seemed like I had no time or energy to stay up late to stamp. I've meant to blog for over a week now and I am finally getting around to it.

Now I promise I won't disappear  for six or more weeks anytime soon. I actually have some projects ready to share this month and tomorrow is the Stylin' Stampin' Blog Hop. So make sure to come back tomorrow.

This card is made from the Scentsational Season Stamp Set, Festival of Prints DSP stack, Island Indigo card stock/ink, Early Espresso card stock/ink, Holiday Framelit dies, and 7/8" Cotton Ribbon.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Batty Pocket

So last week I was doing really good about sharing those Halloween treats and then I disappeared and all of a sudden I posted a couple of Christmas cards. Weird, I know.

Let me explain, I got a head cold and was out of it for a few days but I was still on track since I had planned ahead. Then Kaiden got the flu on that Monday and then Tuesday Malachi got the flu. So by the time I was feeling a little better, my kiddos were not. It was a long 3 days with sick kids that only wanted their mommy. Late Wednesday night I was working on Stamp Club projects and just didn't have the energy to finish up my Halloween Treats week or even blog my explanation. After Thursday night Stamp Club I went straight to bed.

You might wonder where those Christmas cards came from in the midst of this, well I had made those last month and uploaded the pics. I had got around to writing my blog post a couple of weeks ago but scheduled them to appear after my Halloween Treats week. So they popped up on schedule.

Anyway, after all that explaining I did have one more Halloween Treat project to share that just didn't get uploaded and blogged about. I think I still owe a couple more but for now this will have to do. I copied this right out of our Stampin' Success magazine. This petite pocket die is great for holding these sixlets, did I mention I bought a big bag of these. Yup, everyone will be getting some of these for their Halloween treats. I am about to admit a sad confession, I bought the Petite Pocket die over a year ago after it was released and this is the first time I used it. My poor lonely die. I just had to have it and then I abandoned it! Well needless to say I love how easy it is to assemble and will be using it again and again. You can't see it that well but I stamped the BOOOO stamp all over the front of the pocket, I added a leftover tag from the Googlie Ghouls kit, stamped and cut two bats, added googlie eyes and there you have it. Cute Halloween Treat!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Blue Christmas

Now this Blue Christmas is a good one. When I create Christmas cards each year for card classes, I strive to make cards with different colors. I always use the traditional red and greens but I want some that are different and since I have a love for Baja Breeze, why not use it for a Christmas Card.

This year's Holiday Catalog is packed with so many great stamp sets, framelits, and other accessories. I've had a hard time not buying one of everything. I tried to resist the Evergreen stamp set but it kept begging me to buy it and I gave in. What I love most about this two step stamp set is that you don't have to get it lined up perfect because even when it is off a little it still looks great. Yes you can always pull out the stampamajig but I'm pretty lazy about using it. I know, I know but when you are stamping late at night, it just seems like to much work.

If you are wanting to create some Christmas cards make sure to check back for information on my next Christmas card class or if you'd like to order supplies to make your cards at home, make sure to contact me.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree

I can't believe Christmas is just around the corner. I am so excited. Mostly because of Malachi.

As we walked into a local store and he saw Christmas trees, he got so excited. He said "Mom, look they have Christmas!" He absolutely knows that Christmas means we will be having a tree with decorations and he is excited about presents. Now of course we will  teach him about the true meaning of Christmas and I'm sure he will get that a little better as he grows but for now he is excited about those things.

Anyway, here is a simple Christmas card that I made for my last Christmas Card Class. I've always been one of those people that would cut out stamped images and pop them up and now I just love that the framlits do that for me. I'm sure I have a few customers that love it too. The still bring up those crabs and bees.

I've already been asked if I will hold another Christmas Card Class and the answer is yes. You will hear more soon. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


I've made Frankie before and I may have even posted a project with him on it a couple of years ago but he is just one of those must do projects for Halloween.

The Top Note die is one of my favorite dies and whoever originally made the Frankenstein was just genius! This year I placed a small bag in between the two top notes so that it could hold lots of Halloween candy.

If you are interested in making a few of these or even a girly version contact me to set a time.

Monday, October 8, 2012


This post is a little late in the day because the weekend passed by way to quickly and I forgot to get my picture uploaded. I didn't want to go back on my promise for showing another Halloween Treat idea so here I am in the evening posting this cute little mummy.

I mummified the Fancy Favor Box. I have seen numerous mummies made with different boxes, bags, and other items. I'm sure I didn't come up with an original idea here but I sure am happy with the way it turned out.

I did trim off the top of the Fancy Favor box. I cut strips of very vanilla card stock and sponged them with soft suede ink so that my mummy looked aged. I used circle punches for the eyes.

Come back tomorrow to see Frankie!

Sunday, October 7, 2012


Isn't this bat super cute? I didn't come up with this idea on my own, I saw it in the Stampin' Success magazine, which is a demonstrator magazine. Missi Roeber submitted a bat, pumpkin, and Frankenstein with the Petite Purse die. All three are super cute.

I recreated this one for my Halloween Treats class. I did forget to add the ears on mine but he is still cute. I think I'm going to have to try and make the other two.

Saturday, October 6, 2012


I bought a huge bag of Halloween Sixlets and I have been finding many projects to add them to.

This was one of our Stamp Club Projects from last month. I love the cute little mummy from the Googly Ghouls Stamp Set. I've been reaching for this image a lot when creating my Halloween items this year. Those Googlie eyes are the perfect touch too.

I used one of the tags from the Two Tags Die. I placed the card stock just above the cut line so that it wouldn't cut the bottom of the tag completely. I added some Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP, Scallop Circle, Circle Punches, and stamped image to decorate. I also used some Basic Black Polka Dot ribbon to hold the treat holder closed.

Come back tomorrow to see another Halloween Treat box up close.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Mummy Treat

Last month my stamp club had a Halloween Treat swap. This was my Grandma's swap that I helped her with. We searched online for some ideas online and decided on using the Two Tags die to make her treat.

We folded the card stock just above the scoreline and cut out the tag shape. Added some DSP, a stamped image from the Spooky Bingo Bits, and a package of gum and whala! Super cute and easy to make.

I've decided to dedicate this week to Halloween Treats so make sure to come back and see more Halloween Treats.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

October Stylin' Stampin' Blog Hop

Now this is going to be a spooky Stylin' Blog Hop! This month is all about Halloween.I have several projects to share with you that will make you want to create spooky treats for your loved ones.

First I made a simple Halloween card with my Googly Ghouls Stamp set and the Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP. For the sentiment I used the Delightful Dozen Stamp Set.

This set is so adorable and I just love using those googlie eyes on all of the characters.

Items Used:
Stamp Set- Googly Ghouls, Delightful Dozen
Ink- Basic Black, Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango
Paper- Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP
Other- Googlie eyes

This Halloween I am totally into making Halloween treats so when I was strolling down the aisle at a local store and saw these cute Lollipops, I picked up a couple with the intentions of decorating them.

This lollipop is on a spinner so it actually spins around for even licking. LOL! The Candy Corn colors go great with the paper. I know some people just love candy corn but I am not one of them so when I read that the actual flavor of the lollipop is strawberry I was relieved. You know, just in case I have to eat it myself. Although I'm sure Malachi wouldn't mind helping.

Anyway I decorated the Lollipop with a lolly and an image from the Spooky Bingo Bits Stamp set. So quick and easy.

Items Used:
Stamp Set- Spooky Bingo Bits
Ink: Basic Grey
Paper: Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP, Tangerine Tango, Basic Grey, Very Vanilla

A couple of years ago people started using these test tubes for all sorts of treats. I of course wanted to get my hands on some of these but never did find any locally. Well this year as I was strolling through a local craft store I found a package of them and thankfully they are plastic ones.

I put some candy pumpkins in the test tube and decorated with some DSP and the another image from the Spooky Bingo Bits Stamp Set. I tied some Striped Satin Ribbon around the tube to hold the Scallop Circle and then cut it into strips with my paper snips.

Items Used:
Stamps Set- Spooky Bingo Bits
Ink- Basic Black
Paper- Tangerine Tango, Basic Grey, Very Vanilla, Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP
Other- Lucky Limeade, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip Markers, Scallopp Circle Punch, 1 inch Circle Punch, 1 1/4 Circle Punch, Striped Satin Ribbon

I hope you enjoyed these simple Halloween treats and card. Make sure to Hop on over to Tonya's Blog to see what spooky items she has created. 

 Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  3. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  4. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose (You are Here)
  5. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  6. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  7. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  8. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  9. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  10. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  11. Nancy B of Momma B Stampin'
  12. Terry B of Goin' Over the Edge

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Halloween Meow

When I first saw the Frightening Feline Stamp in the Holiday Catalog in July I knew I was ordering it. When it comes to Halloween, I am more into the cute stuff not the gory spooky stuff. Well this cat falls into the cute Halloween in my book.

I actually created this card back in August but hadn't gotten around to posting it on my blog. I've actually been squeezing more crafting time into my schedule but haven't been blogging like I should. I do have a goal to blog and post all my Halloween projects before Halloween gets here. I figure you don't want to see them at Christmas time.

Make sure to stop by tomorrow for the October Stylin' Stampin' Blog Hope for a few more Halloween projects from me and the other talented SU! demonstrators on this blog hop.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Halloween Treats

Who doesn't love a little chocolate?There might be a few strange people out there, but I'm definitely not one of them.

Each month I meet with my wonderful Stamp Club friends and we create and shop for more Stampin' Up! product, it is a great night. Well a couple of months ago, Erin asked if maybe I could challenge them each month to do something so that it would force them to either step out of their box or actually use the items they purchase each month on a regular basis. Everyone liked the idea so we started off with cards in August but for September we decided to do a Halloween Treat Swap.

This is my Halloween Treat holders. I had seen several people use the fancy favor in a new way and I wanted to try it out. I don't know who originally decided to make the fancy favor into a flat pocket, but I love it! I also used the Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP and my new Stamp set Toxic Treats. I earned this stamp set for free along with some other great craft items for recruiting during August. I love free and I love SU!!!!

Don't let Halloween sneak up on you, start making those cute little Halloween treats for your loved ones.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

World Card Making Day Class

Join me on World Card Making Day for a card class.

Class Info:
Saturday, October 6th at 10:30 AM
Class Fee $25.00
RSVP by October 4th.

You will created 10 cards (5 designs, 2 of each design)
Contact me for more info or to register for this class.

Please Note: I will give more information about these cards as I post them individually on my blog.


When in doubt, case. This card is from a class I held in August, I was a little stuck on ideas so I went over to Stampin' Connection and flipped through pages of ideas. When I came across a card by Chat Wszelaki that I thought was awesome, I thought I need to make that. Unfortunately I didn't have everything she used to make her card so I recreated it with similar colors and here is my card.

I love being apart of a community of awesome stamper that are willing to share their ideas.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A treat for each occasion

Boy am I a slacker, I have been meaning to Blog for days but just haven't done it. Sorry about that.

Anyway today I wanted to show you what I made using the Ghoulish Googlies Kit. This kit is great for those Halloween treats! I thought I'd also try making a couple of other treats for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

You will notice that the bags are embossed. I ran each bag through my Big Shot with an embossing folder. I even applied some Stazon ink on the bag that was embossed with the chevron embossing folder. All of these were so easy to make.

Well I will be back with tomorrow to share something else, I promise. Have a great day!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Gingerbead Man

I have been working hard on Class samples and Stamp Club projects over the past couple of weeks. I am trying to be proactive about creating in advance rather than the night before. I have always been a procrastinator but adding the kids into the mix has made it worse. So I try to stay up late and create. I've had some good creative nights this past couple of weeks. Which means I am ahead of schedule for the most part on planning but not quite as far ahead as I would like to be. I will continue to work on it and go from there.

I said all that to say this, this is one of my late night creations from the past couple of weeks. Christmas will be here soon enough so getting a head start on those Christmas cards is always a good plan. Don't miss my Christmas Card Classes this season!

Items Used:
Stamp sets- Sensational Season
Ink- Early Espresso
Paper- Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler,Festival of Prints DSP
Other- Gumball Green Satin Ribbon, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 3" Circle Die, Big Shot, Embossing Folder

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Christmas Card Class

Christmas will be here before we all know it. Get a head start on those Christmas Cards by attending a Christmas Card Class.

Saturday, September 22nd at 10:30 AM
Class Fee $25.00
Create 10 Christmas Card (5 designs, 2 of each design)

RSVP by September 20th.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Halloween Treats Class

Get a head start on those frightfully delightful Halloween treats!
Saturday, September 15th at 10:30 AM
Class Fee $15
RSVP by Thursday, September 13th.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Stylin' Stampin' September Blog Hop

It is that time again. Time to blog hop with the very talented Stylin' Stampin' Blog Hop crew. This month we are featuring Fall and Back to School. Well since Fall is my favorite season and my kids aren't school age just yet I decided to stick with Fall items this month.

You may have just come from Nancy's blog (I hope you enjoyed her fabulous projects) or you may just be starting the hop, which ever it is I hope you enjoy all of the creativity!

My first project is a simple fall thank you card. Like I said I love fall, so when I saw the Wonderfall Stamp set and the coordinating Autumn Accents Bigz die, I knew I had to have it and it was a no brainer this month when creating for the blog hop. This card is simple to make.

The Woodgrain Embossing folder is a perfect background for this stamp set too. I used a sentiment from the Perfectly Preserved Stamp set but you could use any sentiment for this card.

Items Used:
Stamp Set- Wonderfall, Perfectly Preserved
Paper- Crumb Cake, Really Rust, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Ink, More Mustard, Crumb Cake
Other- Big Shot, Autumn Accents Bigz, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Sponge

For my second project I made something I have been wanting to make for a couple of years. I pumpkin decorated with DSP.

I bought the craft pumpkin at a local craft store and then cut my comfort cafe DSP into one inch squares and mod podged them to the pumpkin. I used about 12 pieces of each DSP to cover the whole 6.5 inch pumpkin. This pumpkin is going to look so adorable displayed in my home this Fall season. I cut some leaves from the Autumn Accents dies to go with the pumpkin. I sponged the edges and crumpled them up because no leaves are perfectly flat and one shade.

On this second picture you can see how the DSP goes all the way up to the trunk of the pumpkin. Part of me wishes I would have sponged all the squares but that would have been a lot of work. Oh well, maybe next time.

Items Used:
Paper: Comfort Cafe DSP, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede

I hope you enjoyed my fall projects and that I have inspired you to create some fall items for you or your loved ones this season. Now make sure to hop on over to Tonya's blog to see some more great projects!

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  5. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  6. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  7. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  8. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  9. Heather W. of Stamping with Heather
  10. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  11. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  12. Nancy B of Momma B Stampin'

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

I did it!

I see card sketch challenges all the time on blogs and craft sites and I rarely participate because I just have a hard time seeing beyond the sketch picture. I have been wanting to try new layouts so this past Friday I decided to participate in the Fab Friday's first challenge. Amazingly my kids let me craft without grabbing at all my stuff so I went to work.

Here is the card sketch they had

This is what I created. Drum roll please.....

Can you tell I am a little proud of myself for this one. Normally when I have tried to participate in a card sketch challenge I have to look at people's samples first so that I can get an idea as how to use the sketch but not this time. I knew I wanted to use the No Peeking stamp set, so I pulled that out, I also used a piece of scrap DSP from the Festival of Prints paper pack. I used Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler. Underneath the cherry cobbler piece I used crochet trim. I didn't have any Gumball Green buttons but a Old Olive button coordinated very well.

Well I hope you all like my card. I am off to work on projects for this months Blog Hop.

Saturday, August 11, 2012


I hadn't pulled out this set in a while but when I was going through samples on Stampin' Connection I saw a card almost just like this one made by Julie Gearinger.

I did change the colors and changed one other aspect but for the most part I totally copied her card, I am a professional caser! Hey someone once told me "the best ideas are usually copied from someone else." So my motto when I don't have any creative ideas of my own is Find something to CASE.

Well the munchkins are up and at um, so I better go play with them. Have a great day.

Friday, August 10, 2012


A couple of months ago I did a small card class at a ladies retreat but I wasn't sure how many people would be participating so I cut up enough for 15 people but only ended up with 9 ladies. So I've had 6 extra kits on my desk. I've used part of the kits for other projects but I still hadn't touched any supplies from the basic gray card I had done. I couldn't do that same card for my class because I had already done it. So I used the same materials but created a different card. Here is my card.

I hadn't used my Circle Circus stamp set in a long time either so it felt good to get out this set. This card is versatile and could be used for a man or a woman. I challenge you to pull out a stamp set you haven't used in a while and get to stamping.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


I love being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. When I started over five years ago I was married but had no children so playing with my stamps was pretty easy. Now that I have a two year old and a 7 month old it is pretty tricky. Now I have little hands that are grabbing my stuff and Malachi doesn't think spending hours in my craft room is all that fun. So for now I work around my husbands work schedule, nap time, and late nights to get my stamping done.

I wouldn't dream of giving up being a demonstrator or this as a hobby but sometimes my creativity is all gone by the time I sit down to create. That is when I am very thankful for the many other demonstrators that share their work on Stampin' Connection. Sometimes I case cards and other times it inspires me and I end up creating something completely different all together.

Last week as I sat in my stamp room and was trying to work on cards for my stamp class, I was feeling very uninspired so I looked around at some blogs and online forums and ended up using one of Mary Fish's creations as inspiration for my own card. This card is very similar to hers but yet a little different. After I created my cards I felt a little more inspired. I am thankful to have found this hobby and business because it has led me to many new friendships and makes me feel creative.

I hope you are inspired today.

Items Used:
Stamps- Summer Smooches
Ink: Lucky Limeade & Tangerine Tango
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Other: Big Shot, Tasteful Trim Die, Scallop Rectangle die, Ruffled Ribbon in Lucky Limeade

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Quick Cards Tuesday

I'm offering a new class once a month on a Tuesday night called Quick Cards Tuesday. You won't want to miss this quick class. You will create 4 cards (2 designs, 2 of each design).

Class Date: Tuesday, August 21st at 7:00 PM
Class Fee: $12.00
RSVP by Sunday, August 19th.

Cards were inspired from fellow demonstrators, Fran Bisailon & Carol McCarron.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Stylin' Stampin' Blog Hop

Welcome to the August Stylin' Stampin' Blog Hop. I am so excited because we are featuring items from the Holiday Catalog. I hope you are loving all of the holiday ideas or if this is your first stop make sure to hop around to all the blogs and leave comments.

I've decided to share three projects this month one Halloween, one Fall, and one Christmas. I was going to do a Top Three favorite items but then it turned into Top Fifteen and that just seemed a little much so I chose three project for the upcoming holidays and seasons. I love all of the items in this catalog so I used lots of new stuff and I hope you love it just as much as I do.

Here we go, my first project is my Halloween card. I used the Frightening Feline Stamp as my focal image. Isn't that cat adorable? I knew I needed it as soon as I saw the Holiday Catalog. I also used some Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP. I love this paper and you know what is even greater is that it doesn't have to be just for Halloween.

Items Used:
Stamps: Frightening Feline
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, and Whisper White, and Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Big Shot, Spider Web Folder, Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, 3" Circle, 3.5" Circle

For my Fall project I created a Fall Scrapbook page, which I also used as a swap at Convention. Now fall is my favorite season and I wish SoCal had a true Fall but I will settle for cooler weather, leaves, pumpkins, and Thanksgiving.

I used some new DSP from the Annual Catalog Comfort Cafe, a new stamp set from the Holiday Catalog called Wonderfall, and a coordinating Bigz die Autumn Accents.

Items Used:
Stamp Set: Wonderfall
Paper: Cajun Craze, Pool Party, Midnight Muse, Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla, and Comfort Cafe DSP
Ink:Soft Suede, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit
Other: Big Shot, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Corner Rounder Punch, Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies, Tasteful Trim Die

Last but not least I created a Christmas Card. It is never to early to start on these cards. In the Holiday Catalog this year they are offering product bundles at a discount, now who doesn't love to save a little money? Does it still count as savings if I just used the money to buy more from the Holiday Catalog? Hmm....

Anyway I used the Scentsational Season Bundle which includes the Scentsational Season Stamp set and the Holiday Collection Framelit dies. Whenever I don't have to cut out the shapes by hand that is always a plus in my book. I also used Festival of Prints DSP stack, this 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" stack of dsp is packed with beautiful paper.

Items Used:
Stamps: Scentsational Season
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Festival of Prints DSP
Other: Bog Shot, Holiday Collection Framelits, Scallop Rectangle Clearlits, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding

Thank you for hopping by, I hope you enjoyed all of my projects today. Make sure to hop on over to my friend Tonya's Blog to see all of her beautiful projects.

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  5. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  6. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  7. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  8. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  9. Heather W. of Stamping with Heather
  10. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  11. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  12. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  13. Debra of Mommy Scraps

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Howl-o-ween Project Kit Promotion

Howl-o-ween Project Kit Promotion

Dates: August 1-31, 2012

Promotion Details: It's always more fun to stamp with friends! When you Sign Up to be a demonstrator in August, you will get a Howl-o-ween Printer's Tray project kit absolutely FREE-a $60 value! This exclusive kit contains the perfect elements of a spooktacular Halloween decoration!* Remember, you can only earn this special project kit when you sign up to be a demonstrator.

*Project kit does not include ink

Things to Remember

  • You may choose the language of your stamp set (English or French; Spanish speakers may choose the English set or Pedacitos espeluznantes [Spooky Bingo Bits in Spanish]).
  • The printer's tray included in the kit is limited to this kit.
  • New recruits who earn a kit will be able to order it with their first demonstrator order beginning September 1. Demonstrators and new recruits will have until October 31 to redeem their free project kit.
  • Use the new Online IDA to quickly and easily sign up
  • Deadlines:
    • Paper IDA: Must be received in Stampin' Up! office by Friday, August 31, 2012; 6:50 PM (MT).
    • Online IDA: Must be submitted by Friday, August 31, 2012; 11:50 PM (MT).

Contact me today to join my team!