Thursday, December 23, 2010

So Far Behind

I just want to apologize for being so unavailable for the last week or 2.  We’ve had some major set-backs as a family and I don’t think I’m depressed but just reflecting and re-evaluating.  I believe that God is good and has a master plan but it’s hard to see that when you’re right in the middle of it.  Stamping always has a place in my heart so I’ll be sharing with you some of the things I’ve made.


This card is done with a new stamp from our Occasions Mini coming out in January.  I used Poppy Parade and Tangerine Tango—love that combination.   I changed the Be My Valentine to Congratulations because I’m sending these out to my recruiters.

Story: Our 20 year old son lost a lot of the site in his left eye in November and the week after Thanksgiving, I got him in to the doctor.  He was sent immediately to an Opthalmalogist who told him he had Optic Neuritis: he didn’t think it was a tumor but could be MS.  Sent him for an MRI that Friday and by Monday we had the results—Tyler had lesions associated with MS on his brain. 



This card was done with Glossy CS.  I brayered 2 colors of ink: melon mambo and pretty in pink onto the CS.  After the ink dried, I embossed the design with versamark and white embossing powder.  Isn’t it cool?





This past week we did a Lime test to rule out Lime disease and it did come back negative yesterday.  Guess that was the good news.  We are now waiting to see a Neurologist in January to hear ‘the rest of the story’.  One of the big stressors is that Tyler doesn’t have health insurance where he works and has been looking for a job with better benefits—although he’s been at this place for 10 years (yes, since he was a clean up boy at age 10).  So the costs of all the doctors and tests is stressing him and us  majorly.    Praise the Lord: Tyler’s eye check up on Wednesday showed that his site has improved some.  I’m praying it will continue to do so.  I will try to keep you posted as I get more info.   I’d appreciate your prayers for healing and understanding.



Here’s a cute purse that we’ve been doing for our workshops where little girls are attending.  Tash does this class with them while the mom’s stamp.  It uses the square and circle scallop dies and a lunch bag.  This is poppy parade and old olive.  Then she wheeled it with versamark and embossed, then used a gel pen to add swirls.  We glued the top on with sticky strip to ‘hold’.  Tash took our white satin ribbon and sponged one end poppy parade and the other end old olive.  It was a huge hit with the girls and their moms!  Here’s a side viewIMG_3586:

Now, off to finish shopping, bake pumpkin rolls and some cookies.


Oh, I didn’t tell you that the girls and I repainted the family room, hall and foyer!  Took us 5 days!  I’ll share pictures with you soon.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Valentine Promotion—Dec 17-January 24

I apologize that my previous post did not bring up all the details.  I’ve had to redo it and now I think you should be able to see it all. filledwlove_b2_LP_dec


Filled With Love Bundle   Wd Mount   Price   Clr Mount    Price

contains Filled with               124380      $32.90    124381         $26.90

Love stamp set* and

Love Patterns Designer

Series Paper Pack


And Get a FREE pack of Bitty Buttons!



Be My Valentine Boxbox

  • Stamps Filled with Love*
  • Paper:  Pretty in Pink Card Stock,  Real Red Card Stock,  Whisper White,  Card Stock , Pretty in Pink Textured Card Stock,  Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack*
  • Ink: Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad®, Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad, Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Accessories: Old Olive 5/8” Satin Ribbon, Bitty Buttons,** Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals®, Aqua Painter®, Full Heart Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Big Shot™ Box #2 Bigz™ XL Die, Sewing machine and, thread White crochet thread
    *Included in Filled with Love Bundle
    **Free with purchase of Filled with Love Bundle


Love card

  • Stamps:Filled with Love*
  • Paper: Pretty in Pink Card Stock,
    Real Red Card Stock,
    Whisper White Card Stock, Love Patterns Designer Series Paper
  • Ink: Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad, Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Accessories: Old Olive 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon,
    Linen Thread,
    Bitty Buttons,**
    Scallop Border Punch,
    Small Heart Punch

  • *Included in the Filled with Love Bundle
    **Free with purchase of Filled with Love Bundle

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I have a Kit Now What?

Last night, Amanda and I did a teleconference for everyone to let them know what benefits they can enjoy since they got the Demonstrator Kit and how they can keep enjoying those benefits—I wanted to post the recording for anyone that missed it.  I’m putting it here as well for anyone else who might like to listen.  If you have any questions, please contact me.

Duration of Recording:
49 Minutes, 22 Seconds    Recording File Size:  17 MB

Computer Download:

Recording Download Link*:
Conference Recording

*This is an MP3 digital audio file, which can be played with any digital audio player supporting MP3 playback (e.g. Windows Media Player, iPod, MusicMatch, iTunes, QuickTime, etc.).

The recording download link is also online on the details page of this conference. To access the download there, log in at, go to the "Manage" page, then click the "Details" link next to the conference listing.

Telephone Playback:

Playback Dial-in Number:
1-605-475-6368 (Midwest)

Playback Access Code:



Sunday, December 5, 2010

December Class Project

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I couldn’t settle on which 3 projects so I did 4 and you get to pick the ones you’ll do.  Place a $25 order and do 3, place a $35 order and do all 4!

A sneak peek at scrapbook class project:


Call or email me today to register for one of the classes

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Hand-made Fabric Purse Fundraiser

 IMG_3555 I just designed and made a few “jean” purses to raise some money for my son’s MRI.  Tyler, our 20 year old recently lost most of the vision in his left eye.  The doctors ordered an MRI and we’re hopeful but he had no insurance through his job and the cost is just a little overwhelming as most of you know.  Just got the MRI today so we have no results yet.

If you like any of these purses—great for Christmas gifts---just let me know to hold it for you! 

They are all lined, some have pockets in the lining.  If you have any questions about one, please email me.

I’m asking for payment by check or cash so that I can donate as much as possible to him for his medical costs.   Email me that you want a particular one, and I’ll hold it til I get a check from you.

A. $45  This tan purse made with quilted style handles—over the arm style.  Lining is in the red fabric as well as the bottom.  Turned out to be our favorite one!  I hope you like!IMG_3540


B.  $45  This blue denim one was a skirt and has a lace around the bottom with sequins–also, I lined it with matching fabric for durability.  The inside is lined with this matching fabric.  Over the arm style with 2 handles. SOLDIMG_3544


C. $45 This tan purse sports a quilted handle in olive/tan tones

When I finished the one above in red, we loved it so much that we decided to look for another tan skirt—this one is corduroy—to do in green.  The lining is the paisley pattern and has one pocket.  The bottom is done in matching fabric. Over the arm style with 2 handles  SOLDIMG_3551


D. $35

This purse was made with a biker style mini skirt.  I searched awhile til I found appropriate fabric for this purse.  Decided on Bandana red!  This has one long, over the shoulder handle.  I think it turned out very cool!IMG_3542 

E. $35  This skirt gave me the most trouble—It had camouflage fabric on the underskirt and I just couldn’t match it.  Finally settled on this blue plaid, changed the underskirt and love the look.  Long over-the-shoulder handle.  Skirt is loose and flowing.IMG_3554

F. $35  This purse was also made with a skirt and red,pink/and olive polka dot  material.  My daughter is liking this one alot!IMG_3552

Here are a few other views of the above:

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Friday, November 26, 2010

My Digital Studio 1/2 price offer

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I am surprised at how much I have fallen in love with our digital program.  I thought I was strictly a paper and ink gal but it turns out I can be a little bit techy too.



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It’s a computer software that you can load onto your computers.  I have to show you a few of our fun designs below. 

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Here’s a page that Malachi, the handsome cowboy, designed using some of the new downloads I got this week on the special!

I added his pictures which he wasn’t very happy about!







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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wonderful Wednesdays


Loved the color combination on this beautiful card that I received from Debi Calandrele!

Hope you enjoy it too.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Spectacular Sales Event

















Click Here or on image to enter my website and see all items in Shop Now

Amazing!!!  30-50% off so many great items.  Also free shipping on orders placed online of $150 or more.

****These specials are available through me as well—you can email or call me if you want several items but don’t know how to do the online order thing***however, the FREE shipping only applies to online orders over $150.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Holiday Gift Making Classes

Saturday, December 4 

Location: Cindy’s Stamp Room

pick the classes you want:

Photo Wallet   10 AM December class









This beautiful photo album—wallet style would be a great gift for a grandparent, godparent or dear friend.

Will hold from 6-13 photos (4X5 to 4X6)

Supplies will be ready for you to assemble this holiday design. Includes 1/2  pack of Deck the Halls DSP,  coordinating cardstock, sticky strip and brads. 

***As an additional bonus, if you preorder a pack of designer paper (you’ll find the designs here) and a pack of assorted cardstock when you RSVP,  you will get FREE shipping and you will be able to make a second photo wallet (assorted designs to choose from)***

Cost $12

pattern found here-thanks Paula

this design by Jody Brechbill—gorgeous!

Monogram Mania  1:00 PMmongram

Are you looking for a fabulous Christmas gift for a special friend? This is the perfect class for you!

My Stampin' Up! friend, Robin Merriman, developed this class, and we’re all begging her to copy this fabulous idea!

This class includes this gorgeous boxed monogram cardset! You can choose your color theme.....old olive, real red, or marina mist!  Each box contains 6 cards and envelopes, and you'll also make the coordinating gift tag!

***As an additional bonus, if you preorder your own monogram alphabet from me when you RSVP, you’ll get FREE shipping and you can make a 2nd gift box, free! (You'll find the alphabets here!) Plus, your alphabet will be here waiting on you when you arrive!!***

Cost $12


Gift Tags   11:30 AM


Make this gift tag holder and 16 cute tags ready for your gift packages.

Cost is $10

As an additional bonus, if you preorder your set, Tags Til Christmas, when you RSVP, you’ll get free shipping and get supplies for a second pack for free .

All Classes:

**Supply your own adhesive, please**

These classes are limited to only 10 participants so, email me to reserve your spot now! Final RSVP is Friday, November 26th or when a class fills! You can pay for classes by Paypal after I confirm your registration.


****Sign up for all of the above classes and choose to make 1 of the following projects for free:



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tutorial here

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tags til Christmas Pin


This adorable gift tag was a swap at our last meeting.  It was designed by Carol Barr from our group.  I was lucky enough to get one.  She made the pin with layers of paper (only the top one is stamped but all are punched with our small oval punch from the mini catalog).  Layers are glued together with tombow liquid glue,  formed, allowed to dry,  then covered with crystal effects.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Catching Up!


Another great project that Sondra made!  What a great gift.  It has note cards, Christmas cards and gift tags.  This is made with the Jolly Holiday DSP.

Snowflakes cut with the Northern Flurry Die cut and the stamp sets used are Sparkly and Bright and Delightful Decorations.

Wonderful Wednesdays


This is a mini photo album that Sondra Hammond designed at our scrapbook weekend. She cut one out for me and I got to finish it off.  I love how it turned out.  The stamp set is hostess set: Cute by the Inch. I used glimmer brads for accents.  Love these colors together.

Oh, the flower is done with 2 scallops (the smaller scallop punch).

Gift from Amanda


I wanted to share the picture of this beautiful plate that was a gift from Amanda, in our group.  She cut out the snowflakes #113460 from the sticky pages #114300 then stuck them to the plate, and poured fine supernova glitter #114287.  I just wiped it with a swiffer cloth and it makes a beautiful wall hanging or decoration.  Thank you Amanda!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My Group Christmas Party

This first pic is of all the  make and takes that they did.

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Demonstrations—Wow, what a fabulous time—I learned so much—so many talented gals in our group!

Monday, November 1, 2010

November Stamp a Stack

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I'm extending the early-bird discount til midnight tonight!

Stamp A Stack #2

Come and get ahead on your Christmas Cards!  Everything is cut and ready for you to stamp away.


Cost is $30  includes envelopes and a pack of pearls to complete your cards.


After Nov. 1st, goes up to $35 and then only as supplies last.


November 2nd Frederick Church of Christ  6-9:30  cost is $35 due to late   date

November 12th Fairfield, Camp Eder 1-5:00 PM

November 16th Hanover Church of the Brethren 6-9:30 PM
November 20th 9 AM My house--limited class size--only 3 spaces remain!
You may pay by credit card through paypal or send me a check.
Paypal email address is
my home address is 730 Sells Station Rd.
Littlestown, PA 17340

Gorgeous Lace Folder--sponging technique

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