Sunday, September 27, 2009

Christmas Card Design Studio

Would you like to have your Christmas cards done and ready to send by Thanksgiving this year?  I can help.

Set up a time with me on Saturday, October 10th between 9A and 12N or 5P and 7P so I can help you design your personal Christmas card. You may bring ideas with you or look at my ideas and let me help you personalize it to your taste.

Then we'll order all the supplies you need for as many cards as you need and I will cut everything for you so you're ready to stamp. You’ll leave with the design in hand and specific suggestions on how to complete them in a timely manner.

If you cannot come that day, I'll will be posting several choices of cards with supplies here next week that you may choose from.  Order deadline Oct. 10th.

Shipping: if you need your cut supplies shipped to you, there will be an additional shipping fee, otherwise this service is free.


Or, just need a few really special cards?  Join me for a



I'm offering 2 special Stamp A Stacks this year besides the November class ones listed on my website. These events will be held at my house. 

Come and make 26 cards/coordinating envelopes for $40--lunch included. Because of more time availability, these cards will be a little more elaborate than the November projects can be.

You'll make 5 cards each of 5 designs and 1 bonus project and you'll have at least 4 hours to complete.  You may choose to do an additional set of 25 for only $20 but then you must do much of your assembly at home.

Dates: October 31st 9AM til 2PM-----reg. deadline October 17th

November 21st 9AM til 2 PM-----reg. deadline November 7th

Space is limited to 12 so early registration is crucial

$5 off when you bring a friend new to me (limit $15)

Registration-payment, must be received by 2 weeks before each class--if there is still space available up to 2 weeks prior, the late cost of registration will go up to $50.

Blog Candy

10-7-09  Thank you all for responding and your kind words!  Congratulations to Andrea Karcher who won the set!

Just wanted to say Thank you for subscribing to my blog!  I hope that you occasionally find some inspiration here.

I was able to earn another hostess set and since Christmas is quickly approaching, I thought someone would like to win another one.

So, once again, just click below this post where it says (0) comments, you’ll fill in your name and make your comment.  On October 5th, I’ll draw a name from those that commented so that someone will win this great stamp set!

IMG_6429 Every stamp in this set has a corresponding SU punch that fits it.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

October Classes


I'm sure you're anxious to see the ideas for next month's class!

It took me awhile to decide on just the best projects but I think you'll be thrilled with the one's I've chosen.  Here's a sneak peek at 2 of the 3 projects you'll get to do. A pheasant card and a cute box!

The 3rd project that is not shown is a card that everyone oohs and aaahs over and I would be remiss if I did not teach you how to make it—that’s all I’m saying! 

Stampin' University dates, times and locations are posted on my Event Calendar so please check them out and then let me know if you'd like to participate.  Please RSVP by October 3rd!

2 Easy payment options: Each month club members stamp for free and anyone can choose to stamp for free by placing a minimum $25 order or paying $15 for the class.


This little box opens up to reveal note cards, candy or whatever you choose to put in there!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Good Friend Scrapbook Page


The inspiration for this page came from a display at convention.  I loved it and wanted to recreate it using current colors and paper.  Here is what I came up with and I thought I’d share the process with you.

This is a close up view!













Supplies: Good Friend Stamp Set

Cardstock: Always artichoke 12X12, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry

I hope you enjoy!

Monday, September 14, 2009

September Scrappin’ By Mail


I’m running late getting the pages posted—sorry!







12X12 pages

This kit will include everything to complete these 3 layouts, including the stamping.  All you have to do is put them together!

Deadline to order this kit: September 16th, available by October 1st. Get discounted price of $20 if you are a current stamp club member (pick up at any class location)

Regular Price $25 (pick up only)

Regular Price of $25 (plus shipping)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sense of Time

IMG_7053I was playing with this set that we’re using this month for our classes.  What a versatile stamp—so much fun! 






I used bleach instead of ink to get this effect!

Sweet Centers


Joan Hajek demo’d this set at Connie’s meeting.  There are so many ways you can use this set!









She made these cute samples!




















Cute swap from one of my girls—Anne Garner










And, I’ve been playing….
















Then, I ran out of cups! 

So, I just stamped….
















Our 25th Anniversary


Yesterday Joel and I celebrated our 25th Anniversary!  Wow, so hard to believe.  2 weeks ago, our families had a surprise party for us with our family and most of our bridal party—plus their families--were able to come.

They shocked me—I had no idea til we were sitting in front of the place and even the ribbons on the poles didn’t jog my brain!  Joel got a little notice so that he could get us there, but not me. 





Last night, Joel and I went out to Chili’s and used a gift certificate that we’d gotten.  Oh, the food!  Then the waitress brought us this delectable dessert—on the house!

This is the card that I made for Joel.  It was inspired by a card by Michelle Zindorf.



Wednesday, September 2, 2009

My Digital Studio

We have been waiting since January for the innovative product.  I never thought I’d be interested in Digital Scrapbooking but the possibilities with this system are so incredible.












Scrapbook pages,

Cards, Calendars and more








This product will be available for purchase October 1st. 


Specialized printing will be available to get perfect color match to SU colors.

Build A Bear Workshop

Oh, I have been waiting to share this with you!



Some of the cute projects we did at my Upline’s Leadership Night!  

My 9 year old is in his glory, dressing these little bears for me.







Beary Best Friends Stamp Set

Designed by one of the gals in our group, Heather Boedecker.


Colors: Real Red, Soft Suede and the Holiday Designer Series Paper-Christmas Cocoa Specialty

























Sweet Centers—Holiday Mini


Sweet Centers is such a cute, innovative stamp set. Along with the little treat cups—there are so many cute ideas you can make.

Here are a few.

Colors: Real Red, Green Galore with Red polka dot grosgrain.





I did not buy special M&M’s.  I just sorted them out to the colors I needed—who wants to pay those prices just to get them sorted for you?

Colors: Yo Yo Yellow, with Brilliant Blue and Green Galore.  The Hot air balloon basket was popped up with a dimensional, Bold Bright brads for embellishment.





This card was designed by one of our gals, Anne Garner.  Colors: Only Orange, Yo Yo Yellow and Basic Black. 

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