Friday, July 3, 2015

Watercolor Wishes NOW AVAILABLE!!!!

This kit is my favorite one in the new catalog and we have been waiting for it to arrive!!!  Here's a video from Stampin' Up' showing this awesome kit!!!!

You can order this today by clicking on my Shop Now button on the left!!!!!  Happy stamping!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Hi Y'all! Happy Martin Luther King Day in the United States!!!  Today I am participating in a Creative Blog Hop! I was nominated by Deb Currier to share a project and answer some questions about my creative process.

First, I want to share my project.  We are having a promotion at Stampin' Up! called Sale-A-Bration.  For every $50 you spend, you get an item from our special Sale-A-Bration catalog FREE!!!!  Such a deal!!!  My project today uses one of the beautiful Designer Series Papers and a new set that I am really excited about called Sophisticated Serifs!!!  I'll show you all the products I used right below the photo!  Here's my project!

The Sophisticated Serifs makes GORGEOUS notecards!  And I'm just using ONE of the beautiful designs in the Designer Series Paper!!!!  I used one of our notecards and cut a piece of the Designer Series Paper to 4 3/4" x 3 1/4" (be sure to be careful of any one way pattern).  The Sophisticated Serifs comes with the frame and it is cut so that you can place the alphabet letters inside it.  So once you have built it on your clear block, you can stamp as many as you want!  I stamped the image using Coastal Cabana ink onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and then just trimmed the image leaving about 1/8" of white around the edge.  I cut a small piece of Calypso Coral Chevron ribbon and folded it in half and taped it to the back of the image.  I then used Stampin' Dimensionals to mount it on the card.  I used our Envelope Liners to cut a matching liner.  Wouldn't this be a great gift????  Here's everything I used:

You can purchase all this and more through my online store HERE (if you have a Demonstrator already, please purchase through them)

So the next thing I need to do for the Blog Hop is to answer some questions for you.  Here they are:

  1. What are you working on now? I am currently working on putting together a class that my downline and I are going to do together.  I'm also working on February's techniques and projects for workshops as well as creating a Project Life by Stampin' Up! workshop that I will have monthly.
  2. How does your work differ from others in your genre?  I actually don't think I differ that much but I love to be pretty eclectic and cover all styles.  I love clean and simple but I also love shabby chic.  
  3. Why do you create what you do? I am mainly a card creator but I am working hard on getting all my photos document.  We have so many pictures of great-grandparents and distant relatives and we don't know who they all are.  I want to be sure to document who is in my current pictures and little stories about what we are doing so the memories don't just become pictures.
  4. How does your creative process work?   I work best under pressure so I tend to look at what's out on the internet and get an idea of what I want to do and then end up doing samples the night before a class.  I'm working making myself work more in advance so I'm not doing things at the last minute.  I know, it's sad but true LOL!
So this is the longest post I have ever done, I think!!!  If you made it to the end CONGRATULATIONS!!! LOL!
Have a great week!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

After a long winter's (and summer!) nap, I am back!!!!  Sometimes life takes a little detour, ya know!

I wanted to start out with this weeks specials!!!!!  Here they are:

What a deal!!!!  Be sure to click HERE and you can order these online 24/7!

Have a great week!

Friday, October 25, 2013

UDI Saturday Sketch Challenge

Hi all!  This week's sketch just cried out for the Triple Layer Technique!  It is sooooo easy!  I'll post directions after the supply list.  By the way, the UDI Sketch Challenge Design Team will be taking a break until January but I'll still be posting here!  Here's our sketch:
UDISC 264 10/26/13

And here's my card:


Stamps:  Endless Wishes (new photopolymer stamp set!)
Ink:  Whisper White Craft, Night of Navy
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Night of Navy
Accessories:  Denim ribbon, rhinestones, Whisper White embossing powder, Stampin' Dimensionals

To create this card, you need to cut cardstock as follows:

Crumb Cake:  5 1/2" x 11"  scored at 5 1/2" to make a square card base (1 piece)
                        4 1/4" x 4 1/4" (1 piece)
                        3 1/4" x 3 1/4" (1 piece)

Night of Navy:  4 1/2 " x 4 1/2" (1 piece)
                          3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Use removable tape to tape the Crumb Cake layers together, centering each layer on top of the other.  Stamp the snowflake image randomly over the three layers and emboss.  Undo the Crumb Cake layers and then reassemble adding in the Night of Navy layers.  Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy and attach a bow made from the Denim ribbon.  Add rhinestones for some sparkle power!
I fussy cut the center snowflake and popped it up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Enjoy! Don't forget to visit the UDI Blog HERE to see what the other Designers have done with the sketch. 

Ta ta for now!!!!

Friday, October 11, 2013

UDI Saturday Sketch Challenge

Hi all!  We are having another lovely weekend here in Central Texas.  I'm spending this weekend getting ready for a local craft show in November.  Our sketch this week will be really helpful in putting together some card sets for this!!!  Here's our sketch:

and here's my card:


Stamps:  Tags 4 You
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Season of Style Designer Series Paper Pack
Accessories:  Label Bracket Punch, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding

Be sure to visit the UDI Blog to see what the other Designer's have done.  Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Friday, October 4, 2013

UDI Saturday Sketch Challenge


I am planning on stamping all day long!  We are expecting a rainy weekend here and that makes for wonderful stamping time.  Hopefully it will cool down a little.  It's very discouraging to still have temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s in October!!!!!  Here's our sketch for the week:

And here's what I did with it:


Stamps:  Halloween Happiness
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Polka Dot Parade

Be sure to visit the UDI Blog to see what the other Designers have done and have a wonderful week!!!! 

Friday, September 27, 2013

UDI Saturday Sketch Challenge

We are finally having some cooler weather (well in the 80s and low 90s at least) and it is supposed to rain all day today and tomorrow! 

When I saw this week's sketch, I knew I wanted to use it to promote our Butterfly Bundle special that has been going on this month so I made my card ahead of time (gasp!, don't fall over!) and used it in this month's Stamp Camp. 

Here is the sketch:

And here's my card:

I got the idea for the staggered lines from Pinterest, boy do I love that site!!!!  Be sure to stop by the UDI Blog to see what the other Designer's have done!

Here are the supplies I used:

Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge and Sassy Salutations
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Midnight Muse
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Accessories:  Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape, Curly Label punch and Bitty Butterfly Punch

Monday is the last day to save 15% on the Bitty Butterfly Punch when you buy the matching stamp set, Papillon Potpourri --  you can see all the details HERE

Have a wonderful weekend!