Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Stamp Cafe Scrapbook Pages

Here are the scrapbook layouts that we'll be making this month at Stamp Cafe!  Stamp Cafe meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm.  We make (3) 12x12 scrapbook layouts for $15 or it's FREE if you place a minimum Stampin' Up! order of $25 on the day of class.  Contact me if you're interested in attending.  Yes, its at the same time as the card class.  There will be time for you to take both if you want!    RSVP by this Sunday, Sept. 23!  

Don't forget about the blog candy!  Info is found here!

Good night!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Stamp Cafe Card Class

Hi from Rainy Virginia!

I wanted to share the cards that we'll be making this month at Stamp Cafe!  Stamp Cafe meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm.  We make 6 cards for $15 or it's FREE if you place a minimum Stampin' Up! order of $25 on the day of class.  Contact me if you're interested in attending.  The are beautiful, yet simple and fast to make!  RSVP by this Sunday, Sept. 23!
Hope to see you there!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Ho Ho Ho!

I have a fun card to share with you tonight.  I know, it's a Christmas one already!  You'll be seeing more and more Christmas cards coming up.  Just get ready for it!  This one is fun and fast to make.  It would be a good one to replicate if you had to make a lot of them.

Here's the card...
All Goodies Stampin' Up!
Stamp Set:  Embellished Events
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Gumball Green
Punches: 2 1/2 in. Circle, 3/4 in circle
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Accessories:  Gumball Greene Dahlia,  Dazzling Details, Sweater trim Gumball Creen
Ink: Real Red


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Stampin' Up! Blog Candy!- Week 3

I'm back today with more blog candy!  It's week 3 of my 4 weeks of blog candy.  
I'm giving away a package of mini glue dots, a Primrose Petal stamp pad and a fabric flower that I made out of the Summer Smooches fabric and the new jumbo glue dots from the Holiday catalog.  I added a pin on the back of the flower so that you could easily attach it to a sweater or shirt.  To enter, just leave a comment on my blog this week.  Easy as that!

Enjoy and have a great week!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Blog Candy Winner!

Can you tell what my favorite type of candy is?  I know, and this time of the year it is everywhere!  The winner of my blog candy for the week is Jill W.  Yah!  Please send your address to within 2 days and your paper back will be on the way!  Thanks for playing along and be sure to check back tomorrow for new candy!
Have a great Saturday!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Stampin' Up! in real life.


I thought I'd share one of the ways that I use Stampin' Up! in 'real' life.   I made goody bags for my son's birthday party.  He's 2 and his favorite character is Lightening McQueen from the movie "Cars". 

I purchased white and red lunch bags and added racetrack duct tape to the bottom of them.  They make duct tape in all types of colors and designs now!  I printed out a message on my computer with a picture of McQueen and Mater on them of course.  Then I used the Labels Collection Framelits to cut them out.  I added the next layer of the framelits to the background and this is what I came up with.  The kids loved them at the party and I thought they were pretty cute myself!  My little nieces helped me make them.  I worked them hard...Thanks Kayla and Jenea!

Enjoy and don't forget that today is the last day to enter to win the blog candy!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

So kind


I'm back with a card that I made last night that I absolutely love!  I like the simplicity of it.  This will be one of the cards that we'll make this month at Stamp Cafe!

 Just in case you don't know...Stamp Cafe is on the 4th Tuesday of every month at my home.  Two classes are offered.. a Simple Card Class where we make 6 cards for $15 or for FREE if you place an order (min. $25).  and a Scrapbook class is also offered where we make 3 12x12 layouts For $15 or for FREE if you place an order (min. $25).  You can take 1 of the classes or both.  It's your choice and they'll be plenty of time for you to finish.

All supplies Stampin' Up!

Card stock: Very Vanilla
Stampset:  Tweet Leaves, Sweet Essentials
Ribbon:  Very Vanilla Seam binding
Ink:  Early Espresso
Big Shot: Houndstooth Embossing Folder

Last call for Blog candy!  Details are found here! 
Have a good night!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Stampin' Up! Ribbon Shares for Sale!

Hi There!

I have 2 ribbon shares for sale and I wanted to share them with you.

 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Share (2 yards of each color) : $13 (If I need to ship it to you, pleae add $2)

3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon Share (2 yards of each color): $12 (If I need to ship it to you, please add $2)

You can email me at if you are interested in purchasing a share.  

Don't forget about the blog candy here!

Enjoy and see you tomorrow!


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

BSF: Stampin' Up! Style


Tomorrow starts a brand new BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) year.  This is my 9th year going to BSF.  I thoroughly enjoy it each year.  This year we are studying Genesis.  We had our leader's meeting today and if it was any indication of what's to come, boy will it be good this year!  So tonight I covered my notebook for the year.  Each week, we have a lecture and I take lots of notes.

Here's my notebook...

I encourage you to find out if there is a class near you and join!

Of course I used all Stampin' Up! supplies...  It was super easy, I just covered the notebook with DSP, sanded down the edges with a sanding block, added ribbon and the letters!

I started out with just a plain composition book and added...
Cardstock:  Patio Party DSP, Primrose Petals
Ribbon:  3/8" Satin Primrose Petals (FREE with a $40 purchase this month!)
Big Shot: Typeset Alphabet BigZ Die

Don't forget about the blog candy, info found here!

Monday, September 10, 2012

My Sweet Quincy!

Today I have a special card to share with you.  My sweet baby boy turned 2 in July and I made thank you cards for all of those who came and celebrated his birthday with him.  I realized that when you take a picture of a picture, you don't always get the best shot, but at any rate, here's what I came up with.

Isn't he just the cutest ever?
Of course I used all Stampin' Up! products to whip up these thank you notes...
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Basic Gray
Ink:  Whisper White
Big Shot:  Chevron embossing folder
Stamp:  Made for You

Enjoy and don't forget about this weeks blog candy.  Click here for info!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

New Week, New Stampin' Up! Blog Candy

Hi There!

It's a new week and that means that I have new blog candy.  Every Sunday in September, I'll be posting a blog candy give-away!  Have you seen the Holiday catalog?  If not, contact me and I'll send you a copy of it.  I love it and I'm giving away one of my favorites from it...the Festival of Prints Designer Paper Stack.  Here's a snapshot of the paper....

The picture doesn't do it justice.  It's beautiful paper.  Wanna get it free?  Leave a comment this week about your favorite item from the Holiday catalog.  

Have a great week!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Blog Candy Winner!

Happy Weekend!

Announcing my first Blog Candy Winner!!!!  Papercrafting Princess, you won!  Please email me at with your address so that I can send you your goodies!  Congratulations! 

Check back tomorrow for another chance at blog candy for the new week!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #51

Today I decided to play along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge while my son was napping.  You could have done lots of things with this sketch.  I really like it a lot.

Here's the sketch:
Here's what I came up with:
All goodies Stampin' Up!
Cardstock:  Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Patio Party DSP
Ink:  Baja Breeze
Big Shot: Delicate Doilies Sizzlits, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Bitty Banner Framelits, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder
Punch:  2 1/2 in. circle punch
Stamps:  Sweet Essentials, Baby Prints

Enjoy and today is the last day to enter for Blog Candy!!!  I'll draw a name tomorrow!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio FREE for schools!

Hi!  I wanted to share this great promotion from Stampin' Up! today....

Stampin' Up! has discs of the original version of the My Digital Studio software available to give to teachers or other school staff for FREE.

My Digital Studio is a great solution for teachers. 

It can be used to:
  • Create bulletin board d├ęcor
  • Make certificates and awards for student achievement
  • Make birthday cards for students
  • Create parent flyers or newsletters
  • Create a photobook of a special class activity, or an overview of the whole year
  • And more!
This program contains over 2000 images and has a value of approx $500.

If you are a teacher or the parent of a student, let me know and I'll get your school all signed up for FREE!

Don't forget about the blog candy give-a-way!  Details are found here!


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Embellished Events: Merry Christmas!

Hi There!

It's Wednesday and it has been a busy one for me, but it was filled with all good things!  I wanted to share a card that I made with the stamp set Embellished Events!  It's a great all occasion stamp set with images and words for Birthday, Christmas and Celebrations in general.
I heat embossed both the image and the sentiment just to give it a little pop.  The silver shimmer paper behind the bells really pick up on the silver embossing.  

If you like the ribbon used here, you can get it for FREE if you place a $40 order.  Click here for the details.

All products Stampin' Up!
Stamp set:  Embellished Events
Cardstock:  Raspberry Ripple, Silver Shimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits
Ink:  Versamark, Silver Embossing Powder
Tools:  Heat Tool
Ribbon:  3/8" Satin Ribbon
Accessory:  In-Color Dahlia

Enjoy and don't forget about the blog candy give-a-way.  Details can be found here!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

1st day of Preschool Teacher gifts!


Today's the day.  Quincy's first day of Preschool.  He'll be going 2 mornings a week!  I'm super excited for him, he's growing up so fast.  I decided to make his 2 teachers a quick gift for him to take to them on his first day.  These post it notepads are super easy to make and I just think they are adorable.  I hope the teachers think so too!

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Card stock:  Crumb cake, Real red, Whisper white, Polka Dot Parade DSP
Stamp sets:  Perfectly Preserved, Made for You
Ink:  Old Olive, Real Read, Soft Suede
Punches:  1 3/4" Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" circle, 1 1/4" circle

Have a great week and don't forget about my blog candy give-a-way!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Stampin' Up! Fabirc Sale and Love Message Board

Happy Labor Day!

It's suppose to rain off and on here, but that's okay... a day off is a day off!

I wanted to share this "I Love You because..." frame that I made for my husband for Valentine's Day this year (late sharing with you, I know).  I got this idea from Pintrest!

I love it.  My husband and I write messages on it to one another.  It's super sweet to wake up to a new love note!  It's simple to make...

1. Find a frame
2. Print out "I love you because" on a piece of designer series paper and add it behind the glass.
3. Embellish (I used Deck the Halls Fabric)
4.  Use a dry erase marker to write love notes to your sweetie!

I chose to embellish with fabric flowers using Stampin' Up! fabric.  I adhered them with a hot glue to the frame.  Like it?

I'm showing you this project now because Stampin' Up! is having a sale on some of their discontinued Designer Fabric.  This fabric is only $.99!  It can be found in the clearance rack of my online store here...  Just click on the Shop Now tab in the upper right corner.

Don't forget to leave a message or start following my blog to be entered into the blog candy give-a-way!  

Enjoy time with your family today!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Stampin' Up! Blog Candy!

Happy Sunday! 

It's here, a picture of the Blog Candy.   This is the first of 4 giveaways this month.  I'll draw names on this Friday for a:
  • Real Read Stampin' Write marker, 
  • 1 pack of Stampin' dimensionals 
  • and a key ring that I made with all of the Stampin' Up! colors together using the scallop punch.  The key ring is a great resource when trying to match colors for projects and cards and it's just cute to put on your craft bag!     

You can enter this weeks drawing 2 ways...

1. Becoming a follower of my blog

2.  Leaving a comment 
That's it!  I hope you have a restful Sunday!  Off to get ready for church!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Back to Spool Time... FREE Stampin' Up! ribbon! and Blog Candy

It's September!  Where did the summer go?  Back to school time or at Stampin' Up! it's Back to Spool Time!  I love playing with ribbon and this months promotion will have you playing with it too...for FREE!  For every $40 that you spend on Stampin' Up! products, you get a FREE spool of the 3/8" In-color Satin Ribbon (love this ribbon by the way).  Spend $200 and you get all 5 colors FREE! 

Here's a fun video that Stampin' Up! made for this promotion.  I liked it and wanted to share!  

Want to get your free ribbon?  You can place an online order by clicking here.

Now for the exciting news!  I'm trying really really hard to post on my blog everyday this month.  To encourage me, I want to start by giving away some blog candy each week!  
I'll do the drawing on each Friday of this month.   

You can enter this weeks drawing 2 ways...

1. Becoming a follower of my blog

2.  Leaving a comment 
I'll have a pic of the blog candy tomorrow!  


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