Thursday, December 30, 2010

January 2011 Calendar

Here is my January Calendar.

I hope you all had a great holiday season! Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Neighbor Gift Tags

I created these tags to go with my neighbor gifts this year. The saying says, "Wishing you joy beyond measure this holiday season!" I will be putting it with a set of measuring cups and a bag of cookies. I'll try to add a picture later.

Monday, December 6, 2010

December 2010 Calendar

Here is my December background calendar. Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New Trifold Card Size

With this latest My Digital Studio update, you will receive functionality upgrades as well as access to seven new professional print output products--including a trifold card, a journal, a 5.5" x 6.5" calendar with easel, and four postcards.

Following is a trifold card I designed. Thanks to my adorable nieces for the cute pictures! Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


I like this card a little bit more each time I look at it. It's growing on me. I really like the "non-traditional" Christmas colors.

Tags 'Til Christmas

I love this stamp set (Tags 'Til Christmas)...

Contempo Christmas

Hi everyone. I did say that I would be posting some Christmas, the next few posts will be just that. I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

November 2010 Background Calendar

Here is my November background calendar.

Come back to my blog in a couple of days...I'm going to be posting some Christmas projects! Christmas will be here before we know it!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Boss' Day - Male Version

Here is the "male" version of my Happy Boss' Day card.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Happy Boss' Day

National Boss' Day is this Saturday. Someone asked me to do a card for her and because I have too much going on tonight, I made this real quick at work on My Digital Studio. Happy Boss' Day to all of you out there!

Friday, October 1, 2010

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

October Background

Thursday, September 2, 2010

September Background

I designed this background for my computer using Stampin' Up's digital papercrafting program - My Design Studio. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wicked Cool Stamp Club

It's late but I wanted to get these posted tonight. These are the projects we are making at Stamp Club tomorrow. I love this stamp set! I'm too tired to do it tonight, but I will post supplies by the weekend. So stop back if you want a list of supplies used to make these projects. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Owl Remember Me Card

This is one of the cards I did for my Stamp Club last night. I got the layout from a fellow Stampin' Up demonstrator. Thanks for the inspiration!

Stamp Sets: In a Word (wood - 117143, clear - 120057)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla (101650), Early Espresso (119686), Old Olive (100702)
Designer Series Paper: Play Date (117168)
Inks: Early Espresso (119670)
Accessories: Two-Step Owl Punch (118074), Ity Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309)
Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents (119246),
uni-ball Signo Gel Pen (105021), Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (111368)

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Introducing Stampin' Up! Colors

Join Carrie Cudney, one of Stampin' Up!'s amazing facilitators, as she discusses how to use Stampin' Up!'s exciting new color collections from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Convention No Shows

The following are cards that I came up with when deciding what to do for convention swaps this year. They're okay...simple. A lot less work than the cards I did decide to swap. I hope you enjoy them anyway.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Convention Swap #3 & #4

This year at Stampin' Up's convention, they had a Flower Power Party on the first day. They had all kinds of activities going on and everyone dressed up like hippies. I wanted a card to swap at the party and this is what I came up with...

Stamp Sets: Rough Type Alphabet (118659 - wood, 120072 - clear),
Wonderful Favorites (115114)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla (101650), Early Espresso (119686), Poppy Parade (119793),
Daffodil Delight (119683), Peach Parfait (119794)
Inks: Early Espresso (119670)
Accessories: Two-Step Owl Punch (118074), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch (119275),
Ity Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309)
Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents (119246)

I still wanted a few more cards to swap at convention, so I did this one. It's the same layout as the Groovy Owl punch card, but still has a different look. You can't tell from the picture, but each flower on the cake has a itty-bitty half pearl in the center. Enjoy!

Stamp Sets: Blissful Bride (118527 - wood, 120036 - clear)
Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Blushing Bride (119796),
Soft Suede (115318), Certainly Celery (105125)
Designer Series Paper: In Color (117158)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657)
Accessories: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch (119275),
Stampin Dimensionals (104430), Basic Pearl Jewel Accents (119247)

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Funky Four Convention Swap

Convention Swap - Card #2

Stamp Sets: Funky Four (113738 - wood, 120438 - clear)
In a Word (117143 - wood, 120057 - clear)
Inks: Pear Pizzaz (119784), Rich Razzleberry (115658)
Cardstock: Pear Pizzaz (119795), Rich Razzleberry (115316),
Marina Mist (119682), Very Vanilly (101650)
Accessories: Marina Mist 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (119772),
Big Shot (113439), Square Lattice Textured Embossing Folder (119976)
Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Scallop Circle #2 Original Bigz Die (113469)
Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Stampin' Up! Convention 2010

Each year during July or August, Stampin' Up holds convention. I would stay a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator forever just so I could go to convention each year. This year's theme is Share What You Love. So that is what I'm doing, I'm sharing my love of Stampin' Up Convention! Some of my favorite things about convention(in no particular order)are:

1. Free stamps
2. Spending time with friends
3. Making projects
4. Swaps (trading ideas with other demonstrators)
5. New ideas shared by presenters
6. Memento Mall
7. The entertainment (this year a local country group - Charley Jenkins!)

This week I will be posting my 2010 Convention Swaps and a few cards that did not make it to convention this year, because in my mind, they just weren't good enough. I'll be posting one card each day. I'll be posting the four cards that made it to convention and three that did not, so check back daily to see all of them.

Convention 2010 Swap #1

Stamp Set: Punched Posies (hostess set)
Ink: Basic Black (101179), Cherry Cobbler (119669)
Cardstock: Basic Black (121045), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Very Vanilla (101650)
Designer Series Paper: Newsprint (117166)
Accessories: Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz (118772),
3/16" Small Corner Punch (119871), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430),
Big Shot (113439), Scallop Rectangle Clearlit (118872)

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Enjoy and don't forget to check back tomorrow!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

July 2010 Background

I created this background for my computer using My Digital Studio. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Some Old Stuff...

I was looking through some of my old pictures and decided to post some old stuff. Some of the materials used are "retired" but I'm posting the projects anyway. Enjoy!

Friday, May 21, 2010

June 2010 Desktop Background

Here's my desktop background for June. Enjoy!

May 2010 Desktop Background

I have started creating desktop backgrounds for my computer using Stampin' Ups! My Digital Studio. My Digital Studio is a wonderful (and easy!) digital scrapbooking program that I have had so much fun creating desktop backgrounds with. The blank space at the bottom of the image is where I usually move my icons to so I can see them clearly on my computer screen. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Color Renovation #2

Today's card are using the five new core colors in the new Idea Book & Catalog available in July. The colors are: Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, and Early Espresso. I love them and can't wait to get my hands on the ink, markers and accessories! Enjoy!

As a bonus I've added different color combinations of the birthday card. This card is really simple, but showcases a lot of Stampin' Ups! beautiful colors and demonstrates how well they coordinate with each other.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Retiring Colors #1

Here is another card I've created with retiring colors (Close to Cocoa, Only Orange and Apricot Appeal). The stamp set used (Sweet Scoops) is from the Summer Mini Catalog available May 1 - August 31, 2010. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy!

If you are interested in ordering the stamp set, email me at or visit my website at You can also host a Stampin' Up workshop or catalog party to earn free Stampin' Up merchandise.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Selling Retired Stamp Sets #1

I've decided to try something new. Every week I am going to post retired Stampin' Up stamp sets that I'm trying to sell. So here it goes...

Polka Dot Punches

This stamp set has never been used. It comes with four stamps. It also coordinates very well with the 1-1/4" Circle, Full Heart, Scallop Circle and 5-Petal Flower punches (punches not included).

Price: $5.00 + $4.75 shipping (Priority Mail within U.S.) - Money Order Only

Darling Dots
This stamp set has also not been used. It comes with eight stamps. You can use this set all year long.

Price: $5.00 + $4.75 shipping (Priority Mail within U.S.) - Money Order Only

If you are interested in either or both of these stamp sets, leave a comment on my blog or email me at and we'll make arrangements to get the stamp set to you. You can also email me if you are looking for a particular retired stamp set, I have a lot of retired sets that I'm selling.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Color Renovation

Stampin' Up! announced to demonstrators yesterday that they are making a renovation to their color families. I am so excited for this change - not only is Stampin' Up! updating their color palate, but they are also bringing back some of my favorite retired In Colors (Riding Hood Red, Wild Wasabi and Pink Pirouette to name a few). I can't wait to start using the new color combinations that we will have access to in July with the coming of the new Idea Book & Catalog.

I decided tonight to make a card using some colors that will be leaving at the end of June and a stamp set that will be in the new catalog.

During the month of April, Stampin' Up! is running a Two-Step Into Spring Promotion. You can purchase this beautiful two-step stamping set - Awash With Flowers - for $39.95 (wood mount) or $27.95 (clear mount). It will be a nice stamp set to use throughout spring and summer. You can go to my website ( for more details. Just click on the promotions tab.

Another offer that Stampin' Up has is from April 1-May 31, join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator and receive two FREE technique DVDs. You may also find details on this offer on my website under Promotions. Please let me know if you have any questions about being a demonstrator or if you would like to join.

Thanks for stopping by!

Belated Easter

It's been a while and it seems I'm making stuff just for the holidays! I need to get back in to creativity and start making more projects. I hope to post at least one project a week...wish me luck!

These are the two projects I did for my Club in March. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

One by Me, One by Her

Whenever I get my stamps out around my nieces and nephews, they want to stamp with me. Such was the case yesterday. I was preparing my projects for Club and working on a Valentine's Day card. My niece, of course, wanted to make a card. Well, she actually wanted to make six cards. I'm assuming one for each grandma and grandpa, plus one for dad and one for mom. So we set out making a card. I talked her through it a bit, but she did everything herself. She stamped, cut, glue, etc. She even designed it! I thought her card was so cute that I have decided to post it here with the card I designed. Enjoy!

(Oh, by the way...after making just one card, she said "I think I'm going to make just one card." I don't think she realized all the work that was going to go into just one card!)

My niece's Card

My Card

Thursday, January 7, 2010

It's been forever...

It has been quite a while since I have posted anything. I have a bunch of Christmas cards I wanted to post but never got around to it. I'll post them if anyone is interested, just leave a comment to let me know.

The following cards were made using My Digital Studio. I just downloaded the Sweet Pea Designer Kit and textured cardstock so I thought I'd whip up a couple of cards to try them out. Enjoy!