Friday, December 30, 2011

Lovely As A Tree

Stampin Up's "Lovely As A Tree" stamp set has always been a favorite for many demonstrators...and it's also my husbands!  Yes, that's right.....he actually told me to purchase this set because he really wanted to use it (and who am I to agrue?).  For Christmas he made this gift tag for my mother's present - isn't it sooooo classy?!?!  He selected the color combinations too (cherry cobbler, early expresso, and very vanilla)!  Way to go hubby!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Best Gift Ever!!!

I had a very lovely woman contact me wanting to purchase a SU gift certificate for her friend for the holidays.  Wow!  What a great friend!!!! :-)  I created this certificate holder (shimmered, and all) and hope the recipient is surprised.  Can't wait to see what she chooses!!
Happy Holidays~

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Crazy Clearance Rack Blitz!!

Starting today, December 15, 2011 and going through January 5, 2012 you can buy items from my Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack at up to 80% OFF Retail--HURRY, it's while supplies last!!!
The Clearance Rack includes old body style punches (also known as thumb punches or "whale" punches), many of which are still sold at full price in the current catalog, as the new style "flat" or "locking" punches. There are many circle and square punch sizes, so stock up now while they last at these LOW, LOW prices!

There is no minimum purchase to qualify for these great prices, and all your purchases count towards Stampin' Rewards Benefits (free dollars to spend!). You can even combine your Clearance Rack purchases with other purchases from my ONLINE STORE, including current catalog items!

Nearly 200 new items have been added to the Clearance Rack for this special sale! There are some super 8x8 Scrapbook Albums, tons of fun Rub-Ons for every occasion, lots of different Ribbon, great prices on Designer Series Papers, tons of On Board chipboard, several Build-A-Bear products, and there are even some Simply Sent Card Kits! Following the Clearance Rack Blitz sales period, some items may remain in the Clearance Rack, and others may be removed...and could reappear at an undesignated time in the future, but there are no absolutes. Items are available only WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so SHOP NOW to be certain you get the products you want.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

'Tis the Season

I did a workshop last weekend with a great group of ladies - my hostess is actually a brand new demonstrator and now part of my team!  She took advantage of the fabulous Big Shot promotion and off to a great start. We made the items below and had a great time.  The little 3x3 note cards I designed were to coordinate with giving jewelry as a gift. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

BigShot Promotion Extended!!

Just announced! For anyone who missed out on the FREE BigShot (or $100 in free products) opportunity, Stampin Up has extended the promotion through November 11, 2011!!  Now is a great time to take advantage of this slamming deal (I'm all about a bargain, you know), get together with friends and enjoy wonderful fellowship and cardmaking for the holidays.  Click Here for BigShot Details!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

October Big Shot Promotion

Wow!!! What a slamming deal. If you join the Stampin Up family during October, you will receive a Sizzix Big Shot machine FREE! ($100 value). What a perfect time to join Stampin Up and make beautiful handmade cards this holiday season. Promotion is available October 1-31, 2011. To join or learn more details click here:

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Where Have I Been?

Terrible me - I told myself I would make a dilligent effort to post more frequently.....and look below.  :-(  School has started (thank God), work is always crazy busy - but that's no excuse!!!  I completed all of my cards for my swap groups - attached is one from the NEW holiday mini catalog.  The pewter embossing powder looks so pretty in person! 

Monday, August 1, 2011

~Happy Birthday~

Happy Birthday to everyone with an August birthday!  (including my daughter who is turning 21, yikes!)  This card is for you - I created the flowers with the hostess Posy Punch stamp set and hostess Cheerful Treat designer series paper.  Enjoy~

Buy 3 Get 1 Free! Who Doesn't Love FREE??

Starting August 1st, if you purchase 3 sets of Stampin Up! Designer Series Paper sets, you'll receive one package F R E E!!!  What a great deal to start getting ready for all your beautiful holiday cards!!!  Offer is available August 1-31st, 2011. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Christmas in July

I've been busy creating my swaps from the new catalog - I made this card from the Gifts of Christmas set.  Although it may be 105 degrees outside, I'm chillin' indoors with my holiday cards, lol. 

LNS 2012!

Well Stampin Up just wrapped up their annual convention in Salt Lake City this weekend - from the posts & pictures I've seen from my fellow demo's....I really missed out!  Although its a year away - not at all too early to start planning for next year.  There is a wonderful group of people "Late Night Stampers" that get together during convention time that hold their own stamp camps, card sharing/swapping, etc.  These gals seem to party all night long and then some!  Late Night Stampers are reserving spots now for 2012, sign up now and big savings {who doesn't love a bargain???}  For anyone interested in attending next year's annual event check out this link: 

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Wedding Cards

I am by no means an expert-level crafty demonstrator (YET), however I have two weddings coming up in July so I made these.  My plan is to shimmer paint (when my order delivers on Thursday, lol) so picture it all shimmery! 
Card #1 Early Expresso, Pretty in Pink
Card #2 Early Expresso, Bashful Blue

Late Night Stampers

Hope everyone had a fun-filled 4th!  Today, Tuesday is a company holiday for me, for some reason my company gives us the 4th & 5th off this year (but not complaining!) - I've already told my husband, today is dedicated to stamping - nothing else!  It'll be hard to put the Blackberry down {as I've already checked it many times this morning ugh} :-)

I wanted to share another group of wonderful people with you - Late Night Stampers.  These gals (and guys) meet just prior to the annual SU! Convention in Salt Lake City each year to "stamp it up!"  Convention is around July each year (this year it's next week I believe), so I missed this one - but hopefully I can attend next year's event and meet all these wonderful LNS ladies!  The link to their group is: 

Sunday, July 3, 2011


Ok, so I've discovered this new 'phanatic' of people out there that love to share their ideas/talents with completed cards.  SWAPS!  What a cute idea of people making cards with various stamp sets (SU!, of course) and trading their cards to build up a collection.  I signed up under one particular swap group that will make the entire Stampin Up! 2011-2012 collection - I picked 3 sets:  For Everything, Gifts of Christmas, and Homemade.  Homemade, ironically....was the 1st stamp I ever purchased, lol.  Of course, now I have a month to complete about 60 CARDS - wish me luck!  I was out of town on a business trip last week, and while most people on my flights to/from Dallas/Baltimore were either sleeping, working on laptops, reading a book, etc I studied my catalog both ways!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Welcome to my blog!

Thanks for reading my new blog! I wanted to create this to share my new found hobby of card making/stamping. In December 2010, I met a sweet woman named Shannon at a craft show....she walked right up to me and asked, "Do you like to stamp"? I had no clue what she was talking about and thought what a kooky question to ask a stranger, lol. She invited me to a card making class at her home that she was demonstrating with Stampin' Up! and I have been hooked ever since. I was so clueless on the techniques and seriously never considered myself crafty by any means, but sweet Shannon has taught me so many cute creations and always inspired me to try new ideas. My wonderful husband has supported my new found love and tolerates my new hobby 'expense' (he's even been known to give a few tips and suggestions on designs, lol) In addition, my daughter Jessica has learned right along with me at all of sweet Shannon's classes. I hope you enjoy the cards as much as I've enjoyed making them~