Sunday, September 4, 2011

Christmas Swap

I was invited to join a Christmas Card swap and this was my swap.  I had great fun with the new stocking punch and stamp set!


I did a second one up to see which stocking I liked better.  I can’t wait to see the swaps I get back!


I used lots of items from the new Holiday Mini catalog. :0)  There is so much in there that I love!

Be on the look out for Christmas card classes and kits, coming soon!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Card Keeper Class

Finally, I’m getting the details and pictures posted for this class!  I think my original posting said a couple of days, but I should have said a couple of weeks!  Whew!

Card Keeper Class:  Saturday, Sept. 17th at 10am

I think you’ll agree, it was worth the wait.  Here’s a some pictures of one of the card keepers you can choose from.  This one uses Timeless Portrait DSP and Creative Elements stamp set.


You’ll be decorating this great card keeper box from the new Holiday Mini catalog.  Coming out September 1st!


You’ll also be making four “all occasions” cards to get you started.  The Card Keeper also comes with 6 dividers, so you can keep all of your cards organized and ready for any occasion.


You’ll have 3 different Designer Series Paper packs to choose from. 


Your second choice is Spice Cake DSP and the Simply Soft hostess stamp set.


Your third choice is Berry Blossoms DSP and Raining Flowers stamp set.

Join me Saturday, September 17th at 10am

Class Fee: $20

Class fee includes: Stampin’ Card Keeper, 1/2 pack of Designer Series Paper, 2 yards of ribbon, and all supplies needed to decorate your box and make 4 cards.

RSVP by: Tuesday, September 6th

Please feel free contact me with any questions you might have.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pennant Die Birthday Banner

Perfect Pennants die is such a fun and easy die to use!  I made this banner for my daughters birthday.  She picked the colors from the Brights Collection. Didn’t she do a great job?  I wish I had a better camera because these pictures just don’t do it justice, it is so cute! P1000375_edited-1P1000382_edited-1

Making this banner was much easier than trying to photograph it!


I had such fun adding all the bling.  I mean you can’t have too much bling, right?


I made all the butterflies using the Beautiful Wings embosslit.


All the little flowers were made with the Boho Blossoms punch.


The bigger flowers were made with the Fun Flowers Die and the white flower is from the Paper Daisies pack.


I textured all of the letters using the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Whew, say that 3 times fast! All the pennants were textured with the Perfect Polka Dots TIEF.  There, that’s definitely easier to type anyway.


For more sparkle I added Glimmer Brads.  And since that didn’t seem like enough I also add some, okay well a lot, of Basic Rhinestones Jewels. 


All the letters were made with the Alphabet Simple Letters die.


Even though I made the banner for my daughters birthday, since mine birthday is only 5 days later, I left it up for me.  Whether you’re 9 or 90, and I’m definitely not 90, every girl should have a glittery birthday banner!

Thanks for looking!

***Class/event schedule coming out tomorrow!

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Updated list - SALE!



I’m cleaning out my stash and selling a lot of my retired stamps, ribbons and miscellaneous items!  All items discounted 50%  or more!!! (shipping not included in price)

A FLOWER FOR ALL SEASONS - $6 (retail $14.95) SOLD

THINGS I LOVE - $6.50 (retail $15.95) SOLD

HELLO AGAIN - $4 (retail $12.95)

GOOD NEIGHBORS - $4 (retail $12.95) SOLD

BLISS - $4 (retail $12.95) SOLD

BERRY CHRISTMAS - $10 (retail $22.95) SOLD

FOREVER - $2 (retail $6.95) SOLD

WATERCOLOR GARDEN - $10 (retail $26.95)

CHEEP TALK - $12 (retail $26.95) SOLD

FRESH CUTS - $9 (retail $21.95) SOLD

DREAMS DU JOUR - $8 (retail $18.95)

EASTERN BLOOMS - $9 (retail $21.95)

BECAUSE I CARE - $6 (retail $14.95)

BECAUSE I CARE - $5 (retail $14.95) SOLD

PETAL PIZZAZ - $14 (retail $32.95)

PRICELESS - $13 (retail $28.95)

ALWAYS - $13 (retail $28.95)

JUMBLE ALPHABET - $20 (retail $43.95)

DEFINING ALPHABET - $20 (retail $43.95) SOLD

CIRCLE OF FRIENDSHIP - $7 (retail $17.95)

OPEN FOR TRADE - $14 (retail $31.95) SOLD

NORTHERN HEARTS - $5 (retail $12.95) SOLD

NORTHERN HEARTS - $5 (retail $12.95) SOLD

ROUGH TYPE - $8 (retail $18.95)

FULL CALENDAR - $8 (retail $18.95) SOLD

CUTE AND CURLY - $6 (retail $15.95)

HARD TO SAY - $10 (retail $23.95)

ANIMAL STORIES - $6.50 (retail $15.95) SOLD

SLICE OF LIFE - $6 (retail $14.95) SOLD

LOVE BUG - $6 (retail $14.95)

LOVE BUG - $6 (retail $14.95)

LOVE BUG - $6 (retail $14.95)

PARTY HEARTY - $12 (retail $26.95)

CHRISTMAS PUNCH - $7 (retail $17.95)

LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE - $3 (retail $9.95)

VINTAGE LABELS - $6 (retail $14.95)

VINTAGE LABELS - $6 (retail $14.95)

DEFINE YOUR LIFE - $22 (retail $47.95)

JUST PERFECT ALPHABET - $8 (retail $19.95) SOLD

SO MANY SAYINGS - $3 (retail $14.95) SOLD

PUNCH BUNCH - $6 (retail $14.95)

PUNCH BUNCH - $6 (retail $14.95) SOLD

PUNCH POTPOURRI - $5 (retail $12.95)

PUNCH POTPOURRI - $6 (retail $14.95)

AFTERTHOUGHTS - $5 (retail $12.95)

WHIMSICAL WORDS - $5 (retail $12.95) SOLD

WHIMSICAL WORDS - $5 (retail $12.95) SOLD

WELL SCRIPTED - $6 (retail $14.95) SOLD

ART BY DESIGN - $7 (retail $17.95)

INTRODUCING - $6 (retail $15.95)

CALENDAR - $7 (retail $17.95) SOLD

BELLA TOILE - $7 (retail $17.95) SOLD

HODGEPODGE HARDWARE - $12 (retail 29.95)

WELCOME NEIGHBORS - $5 (retail 12.95)

WELCOME NEIGHBORS - $5 (retail 12.95) SOLD



BUILD A BRAD - $4 (retail 9.95)

ON BOARD BOOKS - $2 (retail $4.95)

ON BOARD BOOKS - $2 (retail $4.95)

FELT FLURRIES - $3 (retail $12.95)





MORE MUSTARD 1/4 GROSGRAIN - $2 (retail $4.95) SOLD




DOUBLE CIRCLE PUNCH - $2 (retail 5.95) SOLD

SO SWIRLY JUMBO WHEEL - $3 (retail $8.50)


DOTTED LINES JUMBO WHEEL - $3 (retail $8.50)  SOLD


MY ABC’S STANDARD WHEEL - $2 (retail $6.50) SOLD

Click HERE or the tab at the top of the page, for pictures and details of each set. 

Have fun shopping!

Email me with your list and I’ll send you a PayPal invoice. (you don’t have to have a PayPal account to pay by PayPal)  I’ll give an additional discount if you order a bunch. :0) Hurry before they’re all gone!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

An Adventure

I just realized I never posted this! Enjoy.

I love this scooter!  Here’s a shout out to my friend Dina.  I was thinking of you when I made these cards!  If I come visit you in Toronto will you give me a ride?P1160212_edited-1

My inspiration for this card came from Sandi Maciver.

I used my aqua pen and classic ink to color in this cute little scooter.


It’s hard to see but I added a little rhinestone for the headlight.  It just make the whole thing pop!


I was definitely out of my comfort zone with these colors and I’m still not sure if I like it.  I think it needs some Old Olive… Teehee!

I hope you’re inspired to go and create something!

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Open House & Play Day

Saturday, July 9th v 10am - 10pm

I’m having a play day! Need some motivation or inspiration? A little short on tools? Don’t like to craft alone?  Come on over for any or all of the above! The new Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalog goes live July 1st, and the first 10 people will receive a free copy. 

BOGO (buy one, get one free) - Come early for the best selection of my retired collection of stamps, paper and accessories!  For every item you choose from my collection, you will get that credit amount to shop from the NEW Idea Book & Catalog, FREE!!! (tax and shipping not included)

Play Day Details:

  • 10am - 10pm
  • Use of all my punches, ink, dies, Big Shot, tools...
  • Margarita’s from noon - 7pm.
  • $5 if plan to stay and play
  • Open stock of designer series paper, card stock, ribbon, and bling for sale.
  • Samples and product from the new catalog to see and play with.
  • If you plan to stay bring your lunch or a snack to share.  :0)
  • Card kits and Big Shot project kits from previous classes will be available for purchase if you’d like to a play without having to figure out what you want to do!  1/2 price - $5 per kit!

RSVP by July 7th! 

You can email me at or call me at 770-317-5809

I can’t wait for a day of play!

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Come sail away, come sail away,

come sail away with me…

Boy that takes me back to the 80’s!  Can anybody tell me who the group was?P1160110_edited-1

Michele Foerst & Gail Sachtleben were my inspiration for these cards.

I’m keeping the first one as my sample.  It’s my favorite, probably because of all the Old Olive in it.  Anyone who stamps with me knows it’s my favorite!  I try to use other greens, or heaven forbid no green at all, but I just keep coming back to Old Olive.P1160105_edited-1

The one below is for my husband for Father’s Day.  I hope he likes it!


This one I made for a make n’ take, at this months Bunco, Stampin’ Up! style.  Nothing like a fun night playing bunco, stamping and hopefully winning Stampin’ Up! product.  :0)  Usually I don’t win, but it’s still fun!

Thanks for looking.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Stampin’ Out Cancer!

Join the L-inked Together Team as we stamp for a serious cause, while celebrating...Hope Happens!

All profits* will be mailed to the Breast Cancer Research Fund, in addition $2 per kit will be sent from  Stampin' Up! ©


Tuesday, June 28th from 5-9pm                                       In the Bentwater Village Shopping Center @ Crossroads UMC - 3734 Cedarcrest Road, Acworth, GA  30101

Bentwater Village is located right across from the main entrance into Bentwater Subdivision.  The Crossroads United Methodist Church storefront is located between Papa John's Pizza and The Suntrust Bank.

Invite a friend, put on some PINK, and help us contribute to a worthy cause!

At this fun event you’ll be making six cards and two 3-d projects.  Three of your cards will be used to create gift sets to be given to those impacted by cancer.

$40 Registration free includes:

  • Supplies for six cards (3 designs) and envelopes
  • Supplies for two 3d projects
  • The Strength and Hope stamp set (clear mount)
  • Snacks and drinks

Everything will be pre-cut and ready to go.  All you have to do is come ready to enjoy yourself while making cards and, most importantly, making a difference!

No event would be complete without a raffle filled with Stampin' Up! products. So don’t forget to tuck a little cash in your pocket!

  • Snack and Drinks will be provided
  • Bring your own adhesive (We'll have a few for sale if you forget)

To RSVP by June 15th - Email me at and I'll send you a PayPal Invoice to reserve your spot!

Do you have a survivor you’d like to celebrate?

Email me the name of the person you would like to honor.  All names will be honored at this event and will be entered into a drawing for one of the cards sets!

Can’t make it but still want to contribute?

You can help by purchasing a kit, with pre-cut supplies for three cards and two 3D projects, envelopes, and the Strength and Hope stamp set (clear mount).  We’ll send you a list of supplies you’ll need and a link for online directions.


 Fundraising goal $1000


Contact me today to help stamp out cancer!

* All profits will be sent to:  BCRF - 60 East 56th Street, 8th Floor New York, NY  10022

I would love to see you there!

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

It’s Time To Say Goodbye…

With the new 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog due out next month, Stampin’ Up! has posted their lists of retiring products!  It’s always hard to say goodbye, sniff, sniff…


Just click the above image to see what’s being retired.  Some of the items are even on sale!

Important:  Retiring stamp sets will be available until June 30th but all items on the Last Chance Accessories, and Last Chance Definitely Decorative lists are while supplies last only!

You can order directly from my Stampin’ Up! website or from personally. 

Now, get shopping before it’s all gone!

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

On the Grow

What a sweet set!   As soon as I saw it in the new Summer Mini Catalog, I fell in love!  It’s probably because I love to watercolor, not that I can watercolor in real life though.  But that’s why I love stamping.  With stamping, it looks likes I can watercolor! (wink)

I made this card for a friend who fell and broke her ankle and her wrist.  Get better soon Cheri!  I hope she doesn’t see this post before she receives her card...  :0)


Lately, I’ve seen a lot of cards using white on white cardstock with loads of texture, so, I just had to try it out myself.  It was such a quick and easy card to make.  And yet, it has the look of a card that took a long time to create. 


I ran the base of this 3 1/2 by 5 card through the Big Shot using the Finial Press Texture Impressions folder.  I “recycled” by using a scrape piece of Whisper White card stock that already had the edge punched with the Scallop Trim border punch.  Before I stamped, it was run through the Big Shot with the Tulip Frame Texture Impressions folder. 


The image is stamped in Stazon black and then using my aqua painter and classic ink pads, I colored it in (Perfect Plum, Old Olive & Bashful Blue).  Added a few pearls, of course, and then spritzed it with the Smooch Spritz.  The camera didn’t pick it up, but the spritz gives it a nice pearly finish.

This one is definitely a candidate for 1 of the 2 cards we’re making in this month’s Card Class, along with a Father’s Day card.  You’ll have to check back in a day or so to find out.  Or better yet, click on the “Subscribe” button in the right hand column to have my blog post show up right in your inbox!

Thanks for looking!

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Love and Care

I thought I’d try some new colors.  Well, new to me anyway…  I have my favorites, and it’s really hard to get me out of my comfort zone.  That’s why, even though I’m mixing it up a bit, I still had to use Old Olive!

Color combo: Flowers - Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy, and Old Olive. Card stock - Very Vanilla, Night Quite Navy, and Soft Suede.


I textured the background paper using the Square Lattice Textured Impressions folder, and then distressed the edges.  All of my sentiments were too long for the Modern Label punch, so I cheated a little.  I measured the width of the punch (it comes out to about 9/16”) then cut a strip to that width, and stamped my sentiment.  Slipped the end of the strip through the bottom of the punch and placed it where I wanted it punched. Then did the same for the other end. Voila!


This was actually the first card I made with these colors, and in the middle of making this one, I came up with the other one.  Luckily, my brain didn’t lose it before I finished the first one!


I think I like the second one best. What do you think?

Stamp Sets:  Love and Care - level 2 hostess (Summer Mini catalog) and Live, Laugh, Love

I hope you were inspired, now go create something!

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