Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Specials are ending soon

Just wanted to remind you about the specials to the right of this blog. The 15% off sale will be ending Tuesday the 30th of September and the $99 Starter kit ends October 10th.. If you are interested act now. Let me know if you have any questions.

New Decor Elements item

Click here and check this out!
Make your home and Halloween projects spooktacular this year with the Spooky Spider D├ęcor Elements™! Decorate your candy jar to thrill the treaters, or adhere it above your door to scare off the tricksters.

Whatever you do, you’ll be a Halloween hit! The exclusive Spooky Spider comes in three sizes and two colors and is designed to coordinate with our Ghostly Greetings Designer Series paper and our Chills & Thrills Rub-Ons from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog.

Spooky Spider is just in time to help you get ready for Halloween and is priced low so it won’t break your candy budget.


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Stamping Retreat


I arrived at Camp Ghormley for a weekend of fellowship and stamping.

This is not a Stampin' Up! event but most of us are SU demonstrators. Here is one of our rooms. I am sharing the room with my buddies, Jill, Denise and Chris. The four of us came to the camp together. Oh yes we also shared the room with Micky (the real mouse!)

The hallway to the big event room. Where everyone gathers to create and share.

This is my third time to this wonderful event. One of the things I absolutely love is the fact that I do not have to think about food at all. No prepping for dinner, no snacks for kids, no dishes, none of these thoughts enter my mind. All the food is prepared for you plus when it is time to eat they ring a huge bell that is located outside. LOVE IT! here is one of the meals we eat:

Here are my friends I eat my meal with.

Now back to stamping: My space is on the right side of this table. Chris stamped to the left of me, Denise was directly in front of me and Jill was in front to the left of me.

In this picture you See the back of my stamping buddy Chris. She is wearing a blue shirt with a blue jacket on the back of her chair. This is one side of the room. I enjoyed looking out the windows all the tall beautiful trees. Oh yes the other side which I do not have a picture of was full of stamping ladies too......

As the week progresses I will be posting some of the creations I made.



Monday, September 22, 2008

Card Kit Available

I actually made, from scratch, this folder to house four cards and envelopes. I am always looking at other peoples work and wondering "How did they do that" Well this time I thought of that!
The paper is from our new "In color" series Kiwi Kiss- love the ribbon that coordinates. The stamp is from the stamp set Enjoy Every Moment (pg 58)

I made up four extra kits if you would like to purchase one. The price is $15.95 plus postage if needed. Everything is already cut, stamped and scored you just need to adhere everything together.

If you are interested in the kit just leave me a comment that you would like one or email me at

Friday, September 19, 2008

Thanks for checking out my blog this weekend. I however am not around to update it. I am away at a Stampin Retreat---staying up late, stampin my heart out and eating way to much food! Please check back on Tuesday to see some of the fun stuff I did while at the retreat.

Have a Fabulous weekend

Thursday, September 18, 2008

6x6 scrap book page

I made this page at one of my workshops (Hi Sue) and I just love how it turned out. The stamp set I used is Enjoy Every Moment (pg 58). I know it is a very simple page but I love the picture so much. It is my Mom and Dad! They are in there late 70's and look they still want to be around each other after 50 some odd years of marriage. Love you Mom and Dad!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Designer Brads

Check out the new Designer Brads. This one is from the Filigree set (pg 184). The Old Olive Flower is from the Blooms Again Die Cuts set (pg 166) and the chocolate chip circle in the middle of the flower is our newest punch the 1 3/4" circle (pg 188).
Did you noticed the new Hodgepodge Hardware comes in Vanilla. It is to the right bottom of this picture. I know the picture is a little blurry. Thanks for working with me on this one. I will do better ;)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


I often get asked this question when I am at workshop: "What is Build-a-Brad?" I had to purchase the item so I would know the answer. That was the best purchase I ever made. Build-a-brad add a great element to your art work. Just the right a mount of pop that make folks wonder "how did she do that? Everything coordinates."

This is how the Build-a-Brads come. Clear acrylic on one side and brads on the other side.

And this is what you will need: paper, adhesive and then the 1/2" circle punch.

Step 1:Punch out your paper with the 1/2" circle punch. Place adhesive on one side of the paper and apply the paper to the Brad.

Step 2: Now take a clear acrylic circle and place on top of the brad you just worked with.
This is a finished picture with the paper on the brad and the acrylic circle on top of the paper.

Check out another project using the Build-a-brads
To purchase Build-a-Brad click here

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Need Advice: What type of Card Class?

This coming weekend I am going to a Stampin Retreat where I will be figuring out my card classes for the Holidays. I need your help! What type of classes would you like to attend? Or card kits that you would like to purchase? To the right I have added a poll to help with this question. Please take a moment and place your vote. You can vote for as many classes as you like.
Thanks for helping me out and
Dare to be Fabulous!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Things you can do with the BIG SHOT

I thought you might be wondering what you could do with a die cutting machine. Well I am here to help you figure that out. Check out the pictures below!

If you would like more information on all the dies that we carry look to the right and click on the Big Shot picture. Let me also leave you with this thought. The Big Shot can cut through 50 different types of material! They are listed below:

Big Shot Approved Materials
Cut through the following 50 materials using steel rule dies and your Big Shot machine. Please note the maximum thickness of several materials.
Brass (.055)
Light weight steel
Aluminum (.016)
Tin (.008)
Aircraft plywood (1/64")
Basswood (1/16")
Balsa (3/32")
Mat board (adhesive or none)
Foam with chipboard (.1)
Corrugated pad
Adhesive-backed cork
Fine sandpaper (.00)
Extra thick template plastic
Template plastic
Plastic canvas (7 mesh)
Bubble wrap
Sheet foam
Friendly (jewelry) plastic
100% pure beeswax (cut with parchment paper on top & bottom of beeswax)
Adhesive and non-adhesive rubber
Static cling vinyl
Warm & natural batting
Fusible fleece
Quilt batting
Adhesive and non-adhesive flexible magnet
Heat n' shrink plastic
Adhesive and non-adhesive felt
Pop-up sponge
Shiny self-adhesive and non-adhesive paper
Iron-on fabric
Poly foam adhesive and non adhesive
3-D illusionary plastic
Glow in the dark adhesive and non adhesive
Suede paper
Funky fur
Personal Embossing Plastic (PEP)
Shaggy plush felt
Vinyl flooring
Shelf lining
Embossing rubber
Thin leather
Gasket material

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Yes you read that correctly. Stampin' Up! now is offering on line ordering. You can shop 24/7 if you like. The catalog is also very easy to view this way. I will type more about this later. Be the first to check it out! Click on my link to the right it will direct you to my website. From there look to the top right of the page and it will say SHOP NOW Yea!!!!!!Have fun ;)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Covering Candy

This is what I used to fill up the Diaper fold container.
1) scallop punch
2) peppermint paddies (I forgot how good they are)
3) card stock
4)1 1/4 circle punch for stamped image
punch out your card stock with the scallop punch and adhere on both sides add a stamped image and you are done. Two of them fit perfect inside a 6x6 Diaper fold container.
There you have it, Thanks for stopping by ;)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Diaper Fold Tutorial

This little cutie makes a wonderful "Thank You" gift to those who are never expecting it. Also, in the right colors this would look beautiful on your dinner plates at a party. Hint: Thanksgiving is right around the corner.

Step 1: cut out a square with any of our designer series paper (DSP)I used a 6x6 in my example. You can do 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 or 3x3 as long as it is square.
Step 2: Fold your paper in half

Step 3: Take the right side and fold it over to the left side. See the example above.
Step 4: Take the left side and fold over to the right side. Now it resembles a diaper. Kinda reminds me of a french fry box. No adhesive is needed.

Step 5: Fold down the top to the crease.
Now you can open it up and stuff it full of goodies. Of course the larger the square the more you can fit in.
Tomorrow I will show you how I made the goodies inside. Until then have a Fabulous Day!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Question about my Thank You Cards

I received a question about my Thank you card that I wanted to answer.

Question:What punch did you use for the chocolate chip piece?
Answer: Desiger Label punch found on pg 188

Thanks for your question ;)

Friday, September 5, 2008

Fresh Cut Notes

These note cards are designed to coordinate with our Fresh Cuts stamp set found on page 98. The note cards themselves are found on page 167. I used the five petal punch to add that extra color behind the white flower and in front of the white flower I placed a felt flower from the Flower Fusion set accessories set (pg 182)
Believe me these cards are simple and fast but give you a great WOW. Keep in mind they make a wonderful Hostess gift for all the gatherings that are fast approaching.
Have a Fabulous Day,

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Pick a Petal

Wanted to share some ideas with you on this stamp set. It is found on page 128 and is $27.95. Very fun to work with. Easy cards to make.