Thursday, December 15, 2011

New Items on Clearance Rack!

Things have been so crazy busy for me lately and I have neglected my blog!  I did a ton of craft shows this year, now I'm ready to enjoy Christmas!  This morning when I logged into my Stampin' Up! account, I noticed that they've added lots of things to the Clearance Rack!  Even punches!  Although they are the old style, they are still current!  You can order through my site, just click here! 
Happy Stampin!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza Sale Starts Today!

Hi All! 

The Sale Starts NOW!  The Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza starts today!  You can purchase these items through my Online Store by clicking here!  If you'd rather me place your order for you, just email me at  There are over 50 items on sale and some of them are marked down up to 60% off!  There's stamp sets, fabrics, stampin' around wheels, digital downloads and a great deal of my digital studio express (I'm gonna finally grab that),

The sale lasts from Nov. 21-30, however, the following 2 items will only be on sale TODAY  (11/21), tomorrow the price goes back up.
        Item #                                                                        Regular Price          Sale Price
Simply Scored
Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps

I have both of these items and LOVE them!  The Cookie Stamps would also make a great Christmas gift.  So If you've been holding out, now's the time to buy!

Below are the details of all of the sale items!

Order Here!  Happy Stampin!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Stampin’ Up has announced their Online Extravaganza, an annual sale to kick off the holiday shopping season!  

It begins tomorrow, Monday, November 21, 2011, and runs through Wednesday, November 30, 2011!

Shop in my Online Store on Monday, November 21, to take advantage of the great deals. 

Deals like FREE digital downloads valued at $40 when you buy My Digital Studio Express, 60 percent off select Designer Fabrics, and 30 percent off an exclusive ribbon bundle are listed as some of the specials .  They aren't telling us all of the specials yet  :(


There will be two items on sale for 24 hours only  
(November 21, 12:01 AM – 11:59 PM mountain time) 
So make sure you don’t miss the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza!

You can either shop in my Online Store here or, email me your order at for me to place your order for you.  As soon as I find out what the 2 items are for the 24 hour sale, I'll post them  here on my blog.

Have a wonderful Sunday afternoon!

Happy Stampin,

Friday, November 4, 2011

Craft Show tomorrow!

Come by my craft show tomorrow at:
Holy Spirit Catholic Church 
8800 Braddock Rd.
Annandale, VA
Be sure to wish me a Happy Birthday!  Tomorrow is my bday!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps

  Earlier this month Stampin' Up! released the Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps.  I tried them out this weekend as I had to bake cookies for a party at Sunday School.  I think they came out really cute and I wanted to share them with you!  I made the Halloweens ones for the party, but I also stamped one heart and one snowflake one just for fun (although it did snow here yesterday!)  The stamps come with a wooden handle, 2 recipes and three interchangeable cool.  I will tell you that I didn't use the recipes, I used Betty Crocker sugar cooker mix and I also stamped the cookies as soon as I took them out of the oven instead of before I baked them as the directions say.  Here are my cookies...

Cute huh?  What a great treat to take to a party or to just make for your family.  My boys sure did enjoy them as well as the kids at church!

Here's the info for ordering the stamps....they'll be available until January, but get them in time for the holidays!  What a great Christmas gift for a friend that loves to bake.

Item # 125152
Includes solid wood handle with three interchangeable stamp images, two recipes, and tips for use


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Simply Sent


Finally, I have some cards to share!  The craft show season is definitely upon us and its been taking all of my time!  Stampin' Up! has a great promotion for the month of October (I know, it's almost over)...but you still have time to participate.  First, if you join Stampin' Up! for $175 you not only get all of the wonderful products found here... for the month of October, you also get a free Big Shot!  If you already have one, no worries, you get an additional $100 in free products!  I can't believe it.  I sure do wish they would have had that promotion when I signed up! 

Also for October, when you buy 2 Simply Sent kits, you get a free coordinating stamp set.  

Buy any two of the following Simply Sent Kits:
Simply Sent Great Day
Simply Sent Everyday Elegance
Simply Sent Sweet Moments
And get a FREE coordinating stamp set:
It's Your Day
Es tu día (Spanish It's Your day)
C'est ta fête (French It's Your Day)
Everyday Wishes
You're Cherished
Chérissons les anges (French You're Cherished)

So, what do you do with a Simply Sent kit?  These kits are great for the beginner stamper.  They are also great for last minute cards and any cards that you need to make a bunch Christmas Cards.  I've been searching different talented Stampin' Up! demos blogs to see samples of how they used the Simply Sent kits. Thanks to Stampin' Pretty, Sandi McIver, Julie Davison, and Inkin out Loud.  It's nice having lots of resources!  I purchased the Everyday Elegance set and made the 3 cards and 1 gift box shown above.  The gift box is perfect for a gift card or cookies, or chocolate to give to a teacher or co-worker.  I really like these cards and box....I may offer it as a class in the future...what do you think?  I bet we could get this done in an hour!

This set came with 8 cards, Labels and even envelopes!  Some of the other sets even come with ribbon.  You have to order by Monday, October 31 in order to get the free stamp sets.  You can email me with your order at or you can order directly through my website at  Just hit the Shop Now button under my name.  

Have a great weekend!
Happy Stampin'

Friday, October 21, 2011

Craft Shows this Weekend!

I just wanted to let you know about the 2 craft shows that I have this weekend.  Hope you can stop by and say hi!

Saturday, Oct. 22
10am - 3pm
Charles Wesley United Methodist Church
6817 Dean Drive 
McLean, Virginia


Sunday, Oct. 23
8:30 am - 3pm

St. Leo the Great
3700 Old Lee Highway
Parish Activity Center
Fairfax, Virginia

Have a great weekend!

Pic of last weeks show!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Falling for Handmade Craft Fair: Today

Hi All,
Today, I'm at the Falling for Handmade Craft Fair at Northern VA Community College in Annandale, VA.  Come by if you get a chance.  I'll be here from 11-5pm.  There are 50 exhibitors and everything is handmade.  Nice, nice things here!  Hope to see you soon!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Let Earth Receive Her King

It's Friday!  Happy Weekend!  I quickly wanted to share the last card that we made at last weekend's Stamp-a-Stack.  We had a great time celebrating World Card-making Day.  
Were you able to stamp last weekend? 

For this card I embossed the background in clear embossing powder using the En Francais background stamp.  Then, I layered the Lace Ribbon Border punch with the Cherry Cobbler and the Early Espresso.  Note:  The 2 1/2" circle punch fits perfectly in the scallop in the Perfect Pennants Big Shot Die
All Supplies Stampin' Up!

Stamp: The Sounding Joy, En Francais
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Punch: Lace Ribbon Border, 2 1/2 circle
Big Shot Die:  Perfect Pennants
Ink:  Versamark, Cherry Cobbler
Embossing Powder:  Clear
Ribbon:  3/8" Early Espresso Quilted Satan (love it!)
Tool:  Heat Setting Tool, Powder Pals

Have a great weekend!
Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Happy Fall!

It's fall already!  My favorite time of the year...with the exception of Christmas, and Thanksgiving, and well, it's ONE of my favorite times of the year.

I loved the Autumn Wreath that is featured in the Stampin' Up! Holiday mini catalog.  Here's my rendition of it.  

I'm going to offer this wreath as a class this month....

Here are the details...

When: Oct. 25
Time:  6pm
Place: My house!
Price:  $20 or $40 for the Simply Scored scoreboard and the class (a
good deal because Simply Scored itself is $30)
RSVP: by Oct. 17

Have a great day and get some Stampin' done!


Saturday, September 24, 2011

World Card-making Day Christmas Stamp-a-Stack

I know, I know, it's been "foreva" since I've posted.  I've been so busy, but I have been crafting, just not posting.  I'm going to do better! 

I wanted to share info on an upcoming class I'm having....

Here's a sneak peak of 4 of the 5 designs.

Want to get a jump start on Christmas Cards?  Well, Saturday, October 1 is World Card-making Day and what better way to celebrate than to join me in a Christmas Stamp-a-Stack. I know it's early for Christmas, but trust me, if you want to make your own cards this need to get a head start!   On Saturday, October 1, from 11-2, we'll make 10 cards; 2 each of 5 designs.  Class fee is $25 or FREE if you place a $35 product order (before shipping and taxes) on that day.  If you're interested please RSVP by Monday, Sept. 26. 
Have a great weekend!

Happy Stampin'

Monday, September 5, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge #85

I hope you all had a relaxing Labor Day weekend.  I sure did!  After traveling every weekend in August, I was so so happy to stay at home!  Spending time with my 2 Henry's is the best!  Tonight I decided to play along with the Inspirations Challenge #85.  This week, they hosted a sketch challenge.

Here's the sketch...

And here's my take...

I just can't get enough of the ruffled ribbon technique (love it!)

All Supplies Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set: Delightful Dozen
Paper: Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Basic Grey, Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Ink: Stamp n Write markers: Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Basic Grey, Pretty in Pink
Punch: 2 1/2'' circle, Lace Ribbon Border
Big Shot Die: Perfect Pennants Die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Ribbon: 5/8" Old Olive Satin
Accessories: Antique Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals

Have a great short work week and Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Stampin Card Keeper Box Class


I wanted to share a project that I've been working on for an upcoming class. I'll be offering this class at my house on Sept. 8 and on Sept. 15 at 6:30pm. I personally think it's gorgeous. I used the new Spice Cake Desingers Series Paper and the Stampin' Card Keeper from the new holiday mini catalog. The pictures just don't do it justice, but trust me...the box is beautiful.

We'll also make 2 cards during the's a sneak peak of them...

This class includes....
  • The Stampin' Card Box
  • Package of the new Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (you keep the whole package)
  • Materials to make 2 additional cards, plus envelopes
  • All the embellishments to decorate your box
  • Fun!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hello, Doily

Hi There!

My friend Amy held a workshop a couple of weeks ago and as usual, we had a great time Stampin! Here's the card that I used as the make and take. It was a simple card to make, but I thought it was beautiful. Sometimes less is more, right??? The ladies enjoyed making it too! Here's a peak...

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Paper: Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Whisper White, Berry Blossoms DSP
Stamp: Hello Doily, Best Dad Ever
Ribbon: 5'8 in. Satin Old Olive
Ink: Old Olive, Calypso Coral
Accessories: Designer Printed Brads (In-Color), Mat Pack

Like it? Do you have friends that you'd like to introduce Stampin' to? Is there a long list of items that you want? If so, YOU should book a workshop with me. Call or email me to schedule!


Thursday, August 18, 2011

2-step stampin'

Hi All,

I promised that I was going to post more often...sorry, but I was on vacation last week, came back on Friday and had stamp club the very next day! I'm just now catching up. I did want to share the cards that we made at Stamp Club on Saturday. We always have so much fun at club. We have a great group of ladies...if you're reading this, I really appreciate ya!

We focused on 2-step stampin'...

All Supplies Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Raining Flowers, Delightful Dozen

Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade, Just Add Cake

Ink: Early Espresso, So Saffron

Ribbon: Poppy Parade

Tools: Stampin Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Stamps: Raining Flowers, Delightful Dozen

Paper: Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pattern Designer Series Paper Pack In-Color

Ink: Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Island Indigo

Tools: Stampin Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Stampin Sponges

Ribbon: Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Island Indigo 3/8” Ruffle

Oops, I almost covered up the sentiment with all my ruffles, lol!

Happy Stampin'


Friday, August 5, 2011

Virginia Tax-Free Shopping

Happy Friday! I'm so excited because I'm going to the beach tomorrow! I can't wait!

It is Back-to-school tax free shopping weekend in Virginia. You do not have to pay taxes on all school supplies under $20! Isn't that great?

Because school supply items are included in this sales tax holiday, the below list of items will be state tax free during the holiday period. Please note that you must place your order with Stampin' Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax free. You can either place your order online through my store here or you can email me at and I'll place it for you.

I'm going to stock up on adhesives, dimensionals, and grab a few Stampin' write markers. I may as well get them when I don't have to pay taxes!

Here are the items that are tax free...

Item Number




2-Way Glue Pen

$ 3.50


Dotto Refill

$ 6.50


Watercolor Pencils (24)

$ 19.95


Blender Pens (3)

$ 9.95


Craft & Rubber Scissors

$ 19.95



$ 12.95


Paper Snips

$ 9.95


Mini Glue Dots

$ 4.95


Anywhere Glue Sticks (2)

$ 3.95


Sticky Strip

$ 6.95


SNAIL Refill

$ 4.50


SNAIL Adhesive

$ 6.95


Stampin' Dimensionals

$ 3.95


Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen

$ 3.95


Basic Black Stampin' Write Journaler

$ 3.50


Multipurpose Liquid Glue

$ 3.95


Stampin' Write Marker

$ 3.50


2010-2012 In Color Stampin' Write Markers (5)

$ 14.95


Subtles Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons (10)

$ 16.95


Regals Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons (10)

$ 16.95


Brights Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons (10)

$ 16.95


Neutrals Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons (10)

$ 16.95


2011-2013 In Color Stampin' Write Markers (5)

$ 14.95

Have a great day!

Happy Stampin’


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Colour Q Challenge # 96

Hi There!

I just loved the colors in the Color Q Challenge this week, so I had to play along....I really don't use a lot of Tempting Turquoise, but that's going to have to change. These colors look beautiful together. Thanks for the challenge!

Here's the color palette...

And Here's my card....

All Supplies Stampin' Up!

Cardstock: Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Bashful Blue, Basic Gray Patterned Paper
Stamps: Button Buddies, Heard from the Heart (my all time favorite)
Ink: Basic Gray Classic Ink
Ribbon: 3/8" Ruffled Lucky Limeade, White Twine
Punch: 1 1/4" circle
Big Shot: Scallop Square Duo
Accessories: Brights Button, Dazzling Diamonds
Tools: 2 way glue pen, Stampin' Dimensionals,Glue Dots, Snail

Happy Stampin'

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