Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day

To all the men and women; past and present - Happy Veteran's Day.

Thank you for you service.

Monday, November 2, 2009

PVSG November Meeting

Please remember the November's meeting has been canceled and there is no meeting for December. The next meeting will be in January after the holidays. A new 2010 schedule will be posted before the end of the year. Please continue to visit my blog for updates. If you have any suggestions or comments please e-mail me or just leave a comment.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Another Christmas Card

Here is another Christmas card.
Recipe: All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated.
Card Stock: Handsome Hunter, Night of Navy, Bravo Burgundy, and Brushed Gold
Inks: Craft Whisper White, Craft Night of Navy, and Versa Mark
Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes, and Canvas Background (retired)
Misc: Gold Brads, Photo Corner Punch, Modern Label Punch, and Clear Embossing Powder

Fall Card

Recipe: All supplies are Stampin' Up unless otherwise stated.
Card Stock: Kraft, Old Olive, More Mustard, Very Vanilla, and Autumn Meadows DSP (available only in the Holiday Mini)
Stamp Set: Autumn Splendor (available only in the Holiday Mini)
Ink: Non Stampin' Up Spectrum Pad
Misc: Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Jumbo Grommets, Big Shot Bigz dies Top Note (Stampin' Up! Exclusive), and Stampin' Demensionals

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cricut Christmas Card Swap

I was going for a vintage look. How did I do?

Recipe (All materials used are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated.)
Card Stock: Cranberry Crisp, Certainly Celery, Kiwi Kiss, & Merry Moments DSP
Ink: Cranberry Crisp & Wild Wasbi
Stamp Sets: Lovely As a Tree, Baroque Motifs, & Short & Sweet
Misc: Certainly Celery Twill Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, and Hobby Lobby Gems

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New Stampin' Up! Blog

You can now go to my new Stampin' Up! Blog called Stamp Craze. I am continuing to develope the site so please send me your comments or suggestions.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Look

Okay, so I haven't posted anything in a while. Life has gotten a little out of hand lately, but things are starting to fall back into place and I can resume blogging. Due to some new SU! policy I will be creating a new site for just SU! information, which means now is a good time to refresh the look of this site. Over the next few weeks you may notice some changes, let me know what you thing about them.

Thanks to my followers.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Stampin' Up! Deal of the Week #5

Heart to Heart Punch. Item number 113694 regularly priced at $15.95 special price is $10.99. See page 187 in the Ideal Book & Catalog for a picture of the punch.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Stampin' Up! Deal of the Week #4

Vanilla Style Hodgepodge Hardware Kit. Price is available from July 20th 12:00 noon CST to July 27 11:50 am CST. reg. $29.95 special $18.99 plus shipping and tax.
E-mail me at if you want to place an order.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

PVSG/Card Swap

Oh my! This month's meeting was small, but it was fun. I think everyone got a little something done. I think this meeting really what I had always envisioned the meeting would be like. Gina was working on getting some "Thank You" cards done. She wasn't quite able to get her mojo juiced up. Linda and I offerred up ideas, suggestions, and opinions to help. It really was a collaborative effort. In the end, I think the card came out wonderfully. I will try and get a copy of the final design and post it.

PVSG Card Swap
First, let me welcome Linda to the group of card addicts. As usual, we have wonderful cards. I will add the cards to the slide show later today, so keep an eye out for the new designs.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Stampin' Up! Deal of the Week #3

Special for this week is the Square Firebrads. Special price is $6.99 plus shipping and tax. E-mail me if you want to place an order. This price is only available through a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator.

Brads are a fun addition to any project, and these Rhinestone brads add extra fun and sparkle. Rhinestone brads coordinate with Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive colors, so there's no need to guess about what colors to use your brads with. ■ Square brads: Approximately 80 per package (4 colors in 2 sizes)■ Fire assortment (Pink, Red, Pumpkin, and Yellow) coordinates with Stampin’ Up!'s exclusive colors

July Birthday's

3 down and 4 more to go. The top card is for my brother in-law. Go figure; another golfer! The stamp is from Close Too My Heart. The next card is for my husband. The inside of the card simply says "HERO". I wanted to wish him a happy birthday, but I also wanted to let him know that his is my hero. This stamp is also from Close Too My Heart.

Get Well Card for PVSG Crad Swap

This is my Get Well card for the PVSG Card Swap. The stamp set is Kind & Caring Thoughts from Stampin' Up!. It is a level three hostess set. E-mail me and I can tell you can earn this set free.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Stampin' Up! Deal of the Week

The deal of the week is:

112091 Scallop Edge Punch reg$15.99 special$10.99 before shipping and tax.

E-mail me if your are interested in placing an order. Available until 10:50 CST July 6th.

August Card Swap Template

For those who want to get a head start on August's card swap; here is the template and a sample. The sample was designed by gregzgurl on SplitCoast Stampers.

Stampin' Up! New Idea Book & Catalog

YEA!!!! We can now order from the new idea book and catalog. As soon as the electronic version is available, I will post a link so that you can view it on-line. We also have some wonderful promotions coming up; such as a Special of the Week for the month of July and a Mini Starter Kit. Send me an e-mail if you want more information.


I am currently trying to remodel my blog. I am trying to venture out into creating my own template. During this construction time items may go missing and/or new item will appear. Please be patient with me as I try to create an exciting new blog. If you are looking for something that is no longer appearing, send me an e-mail and I will get you the information.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Card Challenge - SplitCoast Stampers SC234

I haven't posted this to SCS, yet. I was killing 2 birds with one stone. I going to using this card for my PVSG Card Swap. The theme for the month is Sympathy/Get Well. I realize you can't see much of the "brown", but it is the new SU! In-Color Soft Suede.

What do you think?

Friday, June 19, 2009

Fall ATC Swap Group 2

I just had so much fun doing these.

October - I stamped/embossed the eyes on the purple paper and used bleach to get the whites of the eyes white. The little ghosts are from a Creative Memories punch.

November - Some of you SU! folks you may recognize the birds tail feathers. Yes I used Pick a Petal stamp set. I cased it from SCS. I just love the whimsical look of him.

December - This is a favorite technique I use often. Stamp an image on card stock. Run the image through a sticker machine (I use a Xyron) wrong side DOWN. You want the sticky stuff to be on the image. (You can also use a tape runner) Cover with glitter and remove the excess. You get that frosty look.

Christmas Card Swap

Here is another Christmas Card for the swap I'm hosting. It is for June. It is an angel card for one in the group. Using my stickles I added red "berries" after the photo was taken. I even did some embossing on the inside using my new brass plate (thanks Karel). I cased the basic card from someone (can't remember who) one SCS. I just love the simplicity of it.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Black and White Inchies, Twinchies, & Trinchies (ITTs)

Yea!!! I finished the Black & White ITTs swap.

Here is my inchies. Sorry about the picture quality. Photography isn't my forte'.

Here is my twinchies. I don't know why but I also seem to be cutting something by hand; like these butterfly. I cut 30 of them.

And finally my trinchies. Again with the cutting, except this time I had to cut 90 of these flowers. Not to mention that I also had to paint them before cutting.

Let me know what you think.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Lemonaide Stand Award

Thank you Snowmanlover's Paperie for the award. It really means alot to me. This award is for those with Great Attitude and Gratitude. Now all I have to do is pass it on to 7 equally wonderful people.

1. Karel J @ One by One the Flamingos are Stealing My Sanity
2. Magoo @ Desing~Create~Inspire
3. BlueRose Kath @ Katz Designz
4. Bridget L @ Bridget's World
5. Okie_Ladybug @ Okieladybug's Scrap 'n More
6. Lorrie @ Scrappin' Stuff

Monday, June 8, 2009

Simply Scrappin' Kit - Sweet Nothings

Here are 5 pages that I made using Stampin' Up!'s Simply Scrappin' Kit Sweet Nothings. Everything used on each page came from the kit except the flower brads and the fleurettes. I didn't embellished these pages as I normally would, but my goal was to use only what was in the kit. After finishing these pages I still had alot of stickers left, so I could embellish them more if I wanted.

July Birthday Card # 1

Here is a card for my nephew's birthday in July. I used Okie's Challenge 06-03 Sketch #1 to design the card.

Friday, June 5, 2009

# 4 out of 4 Father's Day Card

This one is for my father in-law.

I'm finally done with all my June events and swap, but no rest for the wicked. I'm going to try and get a head start on July. I only have 7 July birthday's to create cards for and now that I think about it all but one are for men. Boy, by the time I'm done with July I should have a large reference for masculaine cards.

# 2 & 3 Out of 4 Father's Day Caards

#2 This one is for my dad. He is just a big kid at heart. He is a fan of Pepe' le Pew, so I honor him with this skunk from a cat lover.

# 3 This one is for my husband. He likes to play golf (as if you couldn't guess. lol). I will have our daughter sign it.

Now I just have one more to create and I think I'm done for my June events and swaps.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

#1 out of 4 Father's Day Cards

This is a Father's Day card for my husband's step father. I hope that this doesn't upset him since he lost his daughter last Sept to ovarian cancer.
I'm also going to use this cards for my local card swap group.

Last Birthday Cards for the Month

At least I hope this is the last birthday I have to do this month. This one is for my Dad.

Okie's Challenge 05/27

I'm a little behind on my postings. I needed to take a weekend off just to get my mojo back in gear. This is for a neighbor's daughter.

Monday, June 1, 2009


Thank you Carolyn @ Scrappin is My Thing for giving me this award. Thanks for blog hopping to mine. I do like checking out everyones blogs and how creative everyone is. Please checkout Carolyn's blog by clicking on her name above. Ok so I have to do a few thing to get this reward.

1: Thank the person who gave me the award and link to their blog (Completed)
2: List 10 honest things about myself:

1. I have become totally addicted to scrapbooking and paper crafts.
2. I don't tell my husband how much I really spend to feed my addiction.
3. I so cherish the friendship I have made because of scrapping.
4. I enjoy the monthly group scrapbook meeting and card swap that I started.
5. Even though I try to minimize peoples comments about my daughter (how beautiful she is); inside I'm just exploring in smiles.
6. I can be lazy at times.
7. I like being a home body.
8. I can't wait for my daughter to take an real interest in scrapbooking.
9. Even as old as I am (just to give you a hint of my age high school prom theme "Never Say Goodbye" by Bon Jovi); I'm a daddy's girl.
10. My favorite movie is The Sound of Music starring Julie Andrews.

3:Put the award on my blog
4:Pick 7 people to give the award to:

Last Chance List

The Last Chance List is now available!!! Check out the list and try hard to decide what you just can't live without. These items are only available until July 1, 2009 and some are only available while supplies last. Running and don't walk to order what you want!

And the Winner is . . .


Thank you everyone who enter my RAK for my first bughead.

Heidi won:
Storybook Cartridge
Stampin' Up! Retired Stamp Set Sidekick Sayings
Stampin' Up! Retired Designer Series Paper Summer Picinc
Stampin' Up! Retired 12 x 12 Textured Card Stock Assorted Colors - 2008 In Colors
Stampin' Up! Retired Simply Scrappin' Kit
Stampin' Up! Retired Grosgrain Ribbon
Stampin' Up! Journaling Pen
Fisker 6 x 6 work mat

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Never Ending Cards

I feel like I'm in this never ending workshop of cards. Just when I think I've gotten all the cards I need for the month; another occasion arises that needs a card. So here are 3 more that I made.

This is Thank You Cards for my DD's birthday party. I'm alittle late getting them out but better late than never.
This one is a card I'm thinking about using for a local cards swap. The theme is Father's Day or Masculine card.

Here is a birthday card for a dear friend's son. This also is Sketch #1 for Okie's Card Challenge 05/27.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My First Bughead on the CMB

I got my first Bughead on the CMB and to celebrate I'm hosting a RAK. If you would like to enter you have to go to my thread and post a message. Please see the opening post for details.

Okie's Challenge 5-20

This is the last card for sketch #2. For my husband on our 16th Anniversary.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Less than 10 Days Left

Just a reminder the you have less than 10 days to order before National Scrapbook Month's promotions end.

Good-bye to the DSP Buy 3 get 1 free, Sneak Peak special for Jumble Alphabet, and the $75 starter kit (orders for the starter kit have to be received by home office no later than May 29th).

E-mail me if you are interested taking advantage of these special before they disappear.

Just When I Thought I Was Done ...

Here is another May birthday cards. I use Okie's challenge to provide the template for the card.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

More Birthday Cards

May is just killing my free time to play. I'm so busy getting my DD's birthday party together, making birthday cards for 4 other people, and not to mention Mother's Day. I just don't get time to do the fun stuff and just create!! So I killed two birds with one stone. This first birthday card is for a friend of my DD; who will also be 5 years old. I don't normally give the recipe on my blog, but I'm so happy with how the card turned out that I have to share. I used SU! retired Kid Cards Stamp set; SU! Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip CS and retired DSP Berry Bliss; SU! Pretty in Pink ribbon; SU! Chocolate Chip and Pretty in Pink Ink; Cuttlebug embossing folder; and Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist Coffee Shop and Pink Bubblegum.

This card is for a neighbors daughter. I took Okie's Challenge from the CMB. I just love the SU! DSP Walk in the Park. I have to order more of it before it is retired. It is only available until June 30th. It is listed in the Occasions Mini Catalog. I used SU! retired Wonderful Words and Baroque Motifs Stamp set, white CS, SU! DSP Walk in the Park, and SU! Cameo Coral CS; SU! Baja Breeze Ink; butterfly punch and SU! Scallop Punch; and Paper Studio Gems.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Last Chance List (formerly known as the Retirement List)

The 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog is coming real soon, but before it arrives we have to say a sad good-bye to some items from the current Idea Book and Catalog.

The Last Chance List, formerly known as the Retirement List; will be available June 1st. Mark your calendars and come visit me on that day and I will have it posted. We can share a box of tissues as we review the list.

Monday, May 18, 2009

More Cards

My Christmas Card for the swap I'm hosting on the Cricut MB.

I'm a little behind in my Mother's Day Cards, so here are the last two I needed to make.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Craft Room

I just had to show off my new paper storage shelves that my Dad made for me and the rest of my craft room. Please excuse the mess. I'm in the middle of another project.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Stampin' Up! Wins Reader's Choice Award

For the ninth year in a row, our rubber stamps have won the prestigious Readers' Choice award from Creating Keepsakes. We are very grateful for this recognition from the crafting community and proud of the quality and artistic diversity represented in our stamps. Other products to win in their respective categories this year were our Spring-Summer 2008 Idea Book & Catalog as well as our Write Me a Memory Font CD.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mother's Day Cards

One down and a couple of more to go.

A Couple of May Birthdays

Teacher Appreciation Week

Which one is your favorite?