Thursday, June 3, 2010

June is HERE!

I cannot believe we are halfway thru 2010 already...time flies..

School is nearly out- my kids have to go monday a half day and we are DONE!! Then i will be a proud momma of a 5th grader, 2nd grader and a new preschooler this fall!!!

Lots of plans this summer..probably some summer dance camps for my girly girl- my oldest son will be taking guitar and hopefully some summer classes (colllege for kids). My youngest will be starting swim lessons this year and in august my husband and i signed up to go to church camp with the kids!!

Now- some stamping news:

My stamp club is done with this session in August- so far we are having lots of fun! We have made several projects using new techniques each month..last month was "Fun with reinkers"
June's class will be on the 29th.

If you are interested in stamp club- please let me know!! I can get you the information and put you on a list for the next session!!

New Catalog news!!
I have my copy of the new Stampin' Up catalog!!!! WOW!!
There are so many great things in there~ i cannot WAIT to get my hands on them!!
New colors-new stamp sets- new much fun!!

The current catalog will be expired at the end of June- there are several sets that are retiring...
Here's a list of names- these are in page order as found in the current catalog..

Country Morning
Love Bug
Out of the Box
Holiday Best
Of the Earth
Christmas Punch
Wings of Friendship
Admit It
Asian Artistry
Kind & Caring Thoughts
The More the Merrier
Lovely Flowers Bundle
Halloween Frights
Scary Skeleton
Tasty Sweet
Eat, Drink & Be Scary
All Hallow's Eve
Spotlight on Christmas
Two Cool Dudes
Holly, Jolly Christmas, A
Holy Triptych
Season of Simple Grace
Yipee Kiyay Holiday
Holiday Blitz
Happy Heart, A
Whoo's Your Valentine?
You & Moi
Eight Great Greetings
Together Forever
Ever After
Special Blessing
Close As a Memory
Kind Word, A
Refuge and Strength
Humor in High Heels
Voilà to Go
Owl Together Now
Animal Crackers
Best Wishes & More
Enjoy Every Moment
Welcome Home
Bitty Birthday
It's a Stretch
Hoppy for You
Pirate Time
Captain Personalized Name Stamp
Princess Time
Princess Personalized Name Stamp
Nursery Necessities
Cute & Cuddly
Just Baseball
Just Football
Just Basketball
Just Riding
Just Soccer
Just Surfing
Just Tennis
Just Jawing
Crazy Cool
Made 2 Last
Bloomin' Beautiful
Rose Is a Rose, A
Bella's Bloom
Spring Song
Eastern Influences
Embrace Life
Bird on a Branch
Beautiful Thing, A
Garden Whimsy
Le Jardin Botanique
Good Friend
I Heart Lists
Framed with Love
Little Flowers
Stem Sayings
Game Night
Card Games
True Friend
Boho Backgrounds
Park Avenue Patterns
Four Square
Only Ovals
Totally Tabs
One of a Kind
Cute Cues
Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Boho Blooms
Gratuitous Graffiti
It's a Plan
Très Chic
Little Birthday Cheer, A
Once Upon a Time
Warm Words
Happy Everything
Let the Fun Begin
Celebrate Everything
Think Happy Thoughts
Please Come
Mark the Date
Taffy Alphabet
Taffy Numbers
Jumbo Outline Alphabet
Perfect Chemistry
Wild West Alphabet
Starring You
Thankful Thinking
Wow Flowers
Simply Thanks
Tag Tree
Little Boo
Very Thankful

get them before they are GONE!!!!

Have a great day!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Hello everyone! Its a BEAUTIFUL DAY here finally!!! The snow is melting, the sun is shining and it feels so warm!! I didn't have to wear a coat today!!
I can't wait for spring to arrive in full force!! Its been a long SNOWY winter and I am soooo ready to break out the shorts and sandals!! I LOVE sandals..I don't wear regular shoes all feet are usually super tan by Fall!! LOL

Anyway~I am doing a new class-found a great online resource (Class in a Flash) that does some class planners so i am trying one!! When i saw this class i was really excited to try it out because it involved great new ways to use the XL Bird Punch! That punch is GREAT!! I have reached for it so many times over the last few weeks that i have had it.
This class will feature 10 cards- 2 of each design- for 15.00.
These are all occassion cards- so there will be lots of uses for them!!
If you are interested in signing up for the class- it will be Tuesday evening March 16th at 7pm

RSVP by March 15th please!! I can take 6 people for the first class and if there is more interest we will do a 2nd class..

Here are my samples (based on the class planner):

Have a great DAY!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

SaleABration and Feb. Stamp Club!

Hi everyone!

Just one more month for Stampin' UP's SAB!! The best sale EVAH! For every 50.00 in products you purchase- you get to pick a free set from the Sale catalog...and its UNLIMITED!!! WAHOO! :)
I have quite a few of the freebie sets already! I LOVE that Stampin' UP included some of the regular catalog sets as SAB picks this time!
Also- great time to sign on as a demonstrator if that's something you are interested in! The starter kit is on sale for 169.00 right now!
It includes everything you need to get started!! Please email leave a comment with your email if this is something you would like to hear more about!!

February Stamp Club
My stamp club met the 27th and we did two samples with chalks. We used Stampin' Up's "Stampin Pastels"
These are a great tool to add to any stamper's collection!
I personally had not used the pastels very much until i ordered them. I started practicing and i was impressed with the results!
My stamp club seemed to enjoy the new technique as well! Here are some samples we did:

This first card we used So Saffron, Rose Red and Whisper White Cardstock- We stamped the images from UPSY DAISY in Versamark and then tapped on the Stampin Pastels. I think it turned out pretty cute! :D

This second card we did the Chalkboard technique. We stamped the image in Whisper White Craft Ink and tapped on the Stampin Pastels. We used the Top Note die with this card- an exclusive die for our Big Shot machine.
Have a great DAY! :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Stampiness!! Happiness with ink!

Woohoo! Got a new shipment today from Mr Brown- aka UPS man...

Okay- so the vast majority doesn't actually BELONG to me- but its fun to go through and bag up for my customers! :)

I decided to get the Stampin' Pastels to start using. I have used them in the past (before becoming a demo) but really don't have MUCH experience with i will be doing that as a technique class soon!!
Caidee-(4 yr old i sit for)- got into some of my stuff today and stamped the table with
Tote-ally Tess! I had to laugh- her fingers are all fault! I left the lid off the ink! OOPS!

My table and some cardstock that she decorated...
Stamp something Pretty!! (Caidee did!) LOL

Monday, February 1, 2010

Valentine's Treat Class

Valentine's Day is fast approaching! Be ready with some cute and creative handmade gifts!

Thursday and Friday (Feb 4th and 5th) at 7:00pm- i will be holding a class each night to make the treat boxes shown below! We will also be making 2 valentine's cards to go along with your treat boxes!

Cost is 10.00

The first project is a small box made from the Scallop Envelope Die (Item #113462)
This box will hold a small note card and a Ghirardelli chocolate square. (isn't this a cute box?? Found the inspiration on Julie Davison's blog.

This treat box is also made with the Scallop Envelope Die- 4 of them put together makes a great little box!! To give credit where credit is due: Found this inspiration at

Have a great day!! :)
Stamp something pretty!


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Stampin' UP! Help for Haiti

Stampin' Up! will be setting aside 2.00 from the sale of every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set and donate it to the American Red Cross from now until February 28, 2010.

I {Heart} Hearts – clear-mount (block D recommended) Item #: 118571 $18.95

I {Heart} Hearts – wood-mount Item # 117010 $26.95

See my site to purchase this set or contact me today!

Monday, January 11, 2010

wow...seriously seriously behind on my blog!!

Happy New Year!!
Didn't realize its been FORever since i posted!!

New things:

Stampin Up- Mini Occassions Catalog and SaleABration is happening!! I LOVE Sale-a-Bration!! (SAB for short)

If you haven't heard of it- its a wonderful promotion SU has going on now thru March 31st. For every 50.00 you spend on Stampin' Up! products- you get a free stamp set from the SAB brochure!

GREAT time to order larger items- because you get more bang for your buck!!

I had a SAB Kick Off this weekend and we all had a great time!!
We made this card:
The inspiration for this card came straight from the mini catalog!! Super cute and easy to make! and those envelopes (called Glassine Envelopes) coordinate perfectly!!

Take advantage of SAB to order and get some great freebies!!

Have a great Day!!