Wednesday, November 26, 2008

It is here!!!

click here to see the flyer
Stampin' Up!'s holiday extravaganza sale is here!! This is a very short but awesome promotion. Stampin' Up is offering 30-50% off select product bundles while supplies last. You can order them through my website or by calling or e-mailing me.
Be one of the first 20 people to order from me and you will receive a free gift from me!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Deborah's second challenge

This was the inspiration for Deborah's second color inspiration challenge. It has been a while since I designed a card so I thought I should play along. Here is what I came up with.
It was fun to stamp the flower in versamark and to see the watermark show up on all the colors differently. I also love the little flower charm.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

September's stamp club pages

I never posted this club layout and some of my girls need to look at it so here is September's club pages. I totally cased Mandy's birthday page which is why I didn't post it in the first place but I did change it a bit. We used the Big Bold Birthday and Contempo Alphabet (my new favorite alphabet). To make the red triangle, I cut the chipboard square inside the scallop square frame in half with my trusty cutter then we inked them both with craft real red ink.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Exploding Box

I made this cute little exploding box. I only made one layer because I just filled it up with a lot of mini candy bars :)

easy reminders

I needed a quick reminder to send out and this is what I came up with. I used So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, and Old Olive ink.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Fast and Easy Birthday Tag

I made this birthday tag for my cousin yesterday as I was on my way out the door. I think it took a whole 2 minutes to complete it including the time it took to mount the stamp (I love the die cut stamps!!!) I inked the image with the tangerine tango stamp pad and wiped off the words with a baby wipe, (they are always handy at my house) and I inked the words with my old olive marker. I stamped it again in bashful blue and with the help of a circle punch and a dimensional it was complete!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I offered a 12x12 swap with my downline this month and this is the page I designed for it. I love love love the basic grey with the baja breeze. I will have to remember to take some pictures of my husband and I and print them in black and white for this page.

Monday, November 10, 2008

jingle all the way

Here is another decor elements frame, this one looks a lot better in person. I love these to decorate with because I love the way the vinyl looks on the glass and they are so easy to make. This is an 8x10 frame and I used the medium jingle all the way image. I changed the background color a lot, I really wanted the words to stand out and the olive or baja breeze DSP didn't contrast enough so I just matched the frame with the white. If you look closely you can see the baja border peeking behind the white.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Create-a-Calendar '09

The Holiday Mini Catalog has the coolest calendar this year. It can be used so many different ways, I have seen it as just a planner, on the onboard clipboards, standing up like the desktop calendar, and on a full sheet of cardstock (a lot like mine). I really liked the idea to display it I just wanted mine to be more sturdy so I attached it to the on board basics. It was really easy to create and a great gift! This is a class that I am offering this year, if you would like me to teach you how to make this let me know!

My favorite part is the storage spaces, you can see here on the back the extra months are safely stored on the back and the stickers to decorate the calendars are in a little pocket on the front! I also love the clip from the Clips Assortment on the front to make it easy to change each month.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

We have a winner!

Blog Candy Winner: is JEN!!!
I entered the names into to make it fair. Congrats Jen, e-mail me your address ( and let me know what letter you want!

There were 4 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
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Best Ever

For my class on Saturday we are making a birthday stationery box that was designed by Jackie Topa. We are using the Best Ever Simply Scrappin Kit. This box is amazing, it holds 10 full size cards and envelopes, 6 3x3 cards and envelopes and 6 tags. I modified this box to make it easier to make and stronger. I still have 2 spots open so let me know if you want to come make it with us!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Blog Candy Time!!!

I absolutely love getting comments on my blog so to say thank you I wanted to give away 2 gifts for my blog candy, one for the person who has posted the most comments and one to one of you to say thanks for visiting my blog!! Now before you go back and check out to see who has left the most comments, well 2 of you posted a lot but one of you posted 21 comments on my blog (I only have 42 posts) and the winner is drum roll please ....... Megan!!! thanks for your comments! ok now I have another give away for one of you. All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post and tell me something that is your favorite (color, stamp, recipe, etc.), if you don't have a google account just click the anonymous and leave your name, you have until Wednesday Morning when I wake up and turn on the computer (do you like how specific it is, well you have more than 24 hours and don't worry I never wake up before 7:00). Do you want to know what the blog candy is??? I want to give you your own supplies to make a decor elements frame!!! click here to know what I am talking about. This includes a white frame, 2 pieces of 5x7 DSP (that will already be inside your frame) and some ribbon already tied around it to match one of the pieces of dsp. When I announce the winner I will just need to know which monogram letter you would like and I will order you a white one to match the frame you will receive the uppercase letter unless you request the lowercase one. You can also request some dsp and if I have it I will be happy to put this inside, so Megan Let me know what you would like and good luck to the rest of you :)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

More than 1000 hits!!

Wow I just noticed that my blog has had more than 1000 hits! I think it is time for some BLOG CANDY!!! (or a really cool giveway) Come back on Monday to see what it is :)

Another Upsy Daisy card

This is one of the cards we made at my class today. We used the Urban Garden DSP and the Upsy Daisy stamp set. I love this paper and stamp set! I first saw this paper at convention, they had it laying out on a table for us to look at, I knew when I saw it that It would be on my shelf soon. When I got it I also ordered some 12x12 basic grey cardstock thinking I would make a scrapbook layout but It first turned into a card :) Maybe one day this will be in my scrapbook.

Halloween Fun at Stampin' Up!

I love Stampin' Up! and I would love to work in the home office someday doing absolutely anything. Check out how funny these people are here and make sure you watch the video at the end of the post!!! Kristina works there and she has a fun blog as well. I totally want to dress up as a stick person one year!!