Monday, February 28, 2011

Grab Your Mini Catalog!

Have I got a sweet deal for you!  If you took a look at the Mini catalog when you got it in the mail, you saw a ton of great new items.  I know that can be a little overwhelming and the cost of everything together can be prohibitive so my friend Sondra suggested this great idea and I thought I’d share it with you as well.  We all split up the products and thus split the cost!

What do you think, are you in?  Here’s a pic of some of the items and I’ll list them all below:


The "Occasions Mini Product Bundle" includes:   

  • 6 Vintage Flowers
  • 6 Rosettes
  • 24 Big Designer Buttons
  • 20 Glimmer Brads
  • 6 Fabric Brads
  • 17.5 Yards of Seam Binding Ribbon - 2.5 yards each of 7 colors:  Very Vanilla, cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz and Rose Red   
  • 3.75 Yards of Pompom Trim Ribbon - 1.25 yards of 3 colors:  Melon Mamba, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight   
  • 26 - 6x6 sheets of Designer Paper - Springtime Vintage, First Edition, Botanical Gazette, Sweet Stitches, Red Glimmer
  • 6 Swatches Designer Fabric - 7" x 18" each of 6 designs
  • 3 Beveled Windowpanes
  • BONUS:  Your choice of Sale-a-bration freebie!!

You can purchase this entire bundle and get a free Sale-a-bration product for only $50 (S&H and Tax is included).  In addition to offering you this option, I'm also giving you a bit of a discount but 8 participants are needed before I am able to process the order.  Please reserve your bundle TODAY!

If you were to purchase each item on your own, it would be over $400.  With the bundle, you receive a little bit of everything for a lot less.

Spring/Easter Blossoms

Special class offered once a month: this is one of my favs—maybe because I’m so ready for Spring. We will CASE some of these beautiful cards—everything will be cut and ready for you!

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I do have to show you this gorgeous card done by Wendy Wexler.  I don’t think we’ll be doing any sewing but what a beautiful card!



Class Info:

You’ll receive 7 pages of tutorials—1 for each card (we’ll be making 5 different cards using your new stamp set) And 2 pages of color copies of the projects as well additional ideas. This will ensure that you enjoy your set for a long time to come.  This is also available by mail so that you can make your projects at home.

Date for class: Saturday, March 19th, 9-11AM (before the Purse class—so that you can do both in one day if you’d like)

Cost of Class: $30 (includes clear mount stamp set for you to keep—please add $8 if you prefer wood mount and a pack of rhinestones to color).  This is only about $3 for the whole class.  If you already have this set, then you can purchase whichever stamp set you choose for the cost.  Click here to sign up now!

Buy Nowclear mount in person

By Mail: please add $5 for shipping


Mini Purse/Bug Bag

I wanted to show this fun project that I found and got to try! 

We stamped these adorable treat toppers at my upline’s meeting back in December and then this week I found this great pocket book that I thought would be a great holder for these treats that I finally finished with Skittles.  I wanted to share this info with you and then I thought maybe this would make a great Mother and child class if you are interested. 










Here’s the link to where Toni posted her pattern:

This purse was shown at a Stampin’ Up! regional event last year and Toni printed up the directions—great—simple project.  I’ve also taken a little video as I made  mine so if I can get that together, I’ll share that later.

















Would you like to bring your child to my house and make this great set together?—you can see I have the choice for a boy or a girl.  I’m suggesting that ages may be between 4 and 16.  The price of the class will include the stamp set, Got Stamps, which these were all created with.

Date: March 19th 12:30-2PM

Place: My house—Littlestown, PA

Cost: $30 ( you get the stamp set).  Please bring a bag of skittles, clear block C, and adhesive.

*** If you’d like to recreate this project at a later time, you will also need a set of Brights markers (cost is $33.75—you may add to your order when you register and you will be able to get a SAB item FREE plus $5 off the cost of the class for a discount total of $58.75)

We will be adding one Easter design since this set does not have an Easter item.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Fun Class!


I just had to share some pictures from our Nature stamping class today.  Linda and Marilyn and I had so much fun—they even left me take their picture with one of the projects they finished. Sorry to you 2 gals who missed out because of illness.  See you at the next one!

“This class was so much fun—all the projects were great.”

Marilyn S.

“Count me in for the next one!”

Linda H.

Here’s a pic of all the cards they got to make for just the cost of the stamp set, Nature Walk, that they got to keep, plus $3—great value.


Friday, February 18, 2011

Mini Milk Carton and tote


Yesterday as I browsed for some ideas for my workshop last night, I found this adorable milk carton box by Becky Roberts.

So Tasha and I made one for my hostess, Jean!

Thanks Jean for a great party.

Click on Becky’s name above for the link to her post and the pattern.  It uses the stamp set Friends 24-7 and the milk carton die for the big shot.  Other things we used: Baja Breeze CS, Crumb Cake CS, Mini vintage tags, 2 way glue pen and glitter, sticky strip (for putting ribbon around the edge), and I stapled my top together.

Also, here’s the card I came up with for the make and take:


I am just loving this stamp set, in fact, next month, it will be the subject of a special class on March 19th.  Everything is stamped in Basic black—I finally broke down and bought a new Black pad after all these years—I’m in love, it stamps so nice.

Then we put pastels on using  a q-tip and sprayed with a light spray of aerosol hairspray to set the chalk.  Check out the bling on the little girls pony tail:  I learned from one of my fellow-demonstrators,  how to color our rhinestones with a sharpie pen—I used black but you can use any color to make the color rhinestone that you want!  Isn’t that the coolest.



I hope that you have fun stamping today.

If you need any supplies, don’t forget, now is a great time to purchase because with every $50 purchase, you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. 

You are welcome to visit my on-line store here

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Nature Walk


Nancy Gabbert's Bird Card

from January issue of Stampin’ Success


Nature Walk Set

Baja Breeze Card Stock
Early Espresso Card Stock
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Baja Breeze Textured Card Stock
Elegant Soirée Designer Series Paper

Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad

Accessories & Tools
Early Espresso 1-1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware
Stampin' Dimensionals
Modern Label Punch
Scallop Trim Border Punch
Two-Step Bird Punch
Word Window Punch
Big Shot
Finial Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

nature samples

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sale a Bration


I stamped this card using things I had laying around from a Christmas card class (changed the red to this baja breeze).  I must have sent this card to someone, so glad that I took a pic first.  now I need to re-make it but I thought I’d share it with you because I really like how the colors looked together.  It’s Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Baja Breeze. 

The SAB stamp set that I used is Sweet Summer


We had our Joyful Heart Stampers Breakfast on Saturday.  It was a bit icy and a few people missed out unfortunately but there were 25 of us there.  Great fun!  Great swaps!  here are a few:


Designed by Heather Forberger.  Do you see what punches she used for the purse: Cupcake (upside down), 3/4 and 1/2 inch circle punches.









Crayon Resist on Glossy CS by Kathy Bouw.  Makes me ache for Spring even more.

Tips: Stamp outline design in StazOn Black ink.  Use any color crayon and color just the areas that you want to stay white.  Sponge blue and green ink over complete design, burnishing (rubbing the sponge in a circular motion).  After you have on all the color you want, take a tissue and wipe off the crayon.






This card is a form of the original done by Diana Marshall.  I loved her color combination: Old Olive and Melon Mambo.  You can’t see it well but the dsp is embossed  with vintage wallpaper EF.

The stamp set used here is Blessed Mother and Punch Potpourri (hostess set) for the flower.  Old Olive glimmer brad for accent.






This card was done by Lynne Peters.  She has glitter on all the green berries as well as the center of the flowers in the DSP!













Table favors—Linda, Tasha, and I made 30 of these lovelies.  Check out the flowers—made with the Build a Flower set.  Our Sweet Stitches Designer Buttons for the centers.  The cones were done with the Petal Cone die (pg.15 of the Occasions Mini).  Normally you would do 2 pieces and glue together but I cut one side off to make just a 3-sided petal cone.


It was sort of an on-going joke that I should give my girls more milk at home.  They ate (drank) their allotted breakfast amount in chocolate milk!  Okay, I did gather up 2 or 3 that were not their milk boxes but I promise most of them belong to 2 girls!  Calcium overload here we come!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sale A Bration Inspiration


This beautiful new fold card was posted by Passionflower on our Stampin’ Connection site—sorry, I don’t know your real name but the card is amazing.  You will be seeing this fold in an upcoming class!


















The best thing is that you can get this stamp set for FREE when you place an order of $50.  Order now

Clear mount: #123217  Wood mount: #121851

Another card by Sarah Wills—I told you she was talented!



Tash stamped this card for me!  Isn’t it beautiful?  The gals in my downline will get to see this card this Saturday as one of their make and takes!






Another Make and take for Saturday









This swap was done by Amanda Karst—the left side folds in and tucks behind the little butterfly circle—great card!






Another great swap but it doesn’t have a name so I can’t give credit.  This scan also doesn’t do it credit. It has several pearls on it—don’t know why they aren’t showing up.






I hope you’ve enjoyed this tour of the set Bliss!

February Card and Scrapbook Classes


I found this gorgeous card on Stampin’ Connection done by Sarah Wills—she has some beautiful art work.

This is one of the cards we’ll be doing this month at my stamp classes!

I hope you don’t miss it. 

Dates to choose from: My stamp room  February 9th ooops, Tuesday is the 8th! 10 AM  Sorry for the confusion

Hanover Ch. of Brethren Tuesday February 8th 7 PM

Olney MD  Monday, February 21st

RSVP by Feb. 3rd--here:

You’ll make these 3 lovely cards or the scrapbook layout below.

Cost of class is $10 (or you can place a $25 order and come for FREE)  Ask me about other options.


And most of our classes this month will be before Valentine’s Day but not all.  This card can be used for a sweetheart or just a friend.

I had to show you my version of this card!  I like it even better if I must say so myself.  Hope you do too!

Notice the ric rac done with the bigshot and Tasteful Trims BigsXL die, the buttons done with Sweet Buttons embosslit from the mini catalog, and the tag itself done with 2-tags die!  Wheeled background done with Friendly Words jumbo wheel.  IMG_4285

In this close-up shot you can see the accents a little better—oh, I used the air art gun with Early Espresso marker to create the speckles on the blue heart.

Colors: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, River Rock, Bashful blue (stamped with Marina Mist), and Vanilla.

To create the ruffled accent, I wheeled a piece of vanilla with the wheel, then punched the edge with the scallop edge punch, then I ran it through the corrugator numerous times, scrunched it—beat it…well maybe not that!

Then I put a piece of sticky strip across the tag and began sticking the ruffle down, srunching it as I went—it was so fun and easy.

Hope you enjoyed!


This adorable pop-out card was posted by Kelly Acheson.  I love the fun, bright colors and I know you’ll love how different this card is!




If you’re interested in Scrapbooking—you can choose that!

Here’s a sneak peek at this months Scrap page class…..this is one


of the swaps I received at Leadership this year in the 12 X 12 page swap.


You’ll learn how to do the scrunchy ribbon,  a scrunch flower and we’ll even tear some paper!  It will be a great layout for your memories!

Class Dates to choose from:

Tuesday, February 9th 7PM Hanover COB

Monday, February 28th 6 PM Chambersburg—First Baptist on Colebrook

RSVP by February 3rd, here:

Back to Nature Stamping Class

nature walk

I got this swap from Leadership and it’s one of my favorite swaps—thank you Ruth Pierce for a beautiful card and idea.

I wasn’t sure about this stamp set until I saw all the great ideas at conference.  Now I’d like to offer you a class so that you can enjoy too.




Class Info:

You’ll receive 7 pages of tutorials—1 for each card (we’ll be making 5 different cards using your new stamp set) And 2 pages of color copies of the projects as well additional ideas. This will ensure that you enjoy your set for a long time to come.  This is also available by mail so that you can make your projects at home.

Date for class: Saturday, February 26th from 1-3 PM


Class: $25 (includes clear mount stamp set for you to keep—please add $8 if you prefer wood mount).  This is only about $3 for the whole class.

By Mail: please add $5 for shipping

We’ll  also revisit some old techniques, like this retiform style.  nat walk 2

Some of you may never have seen this technique before.

Saw this on the board at Leadership so I don’t know who to give credit for it.


We’ll do some collaging…..and this new scrunchy style ribbon!



This card was made by Terry Bolender!






I’ll teach you how to use these beautiful Window panes to get this


great speckled look.







And last but not least we’ll do elegant with this beautiful bow style:



This card was created by my dear friend Lee Conrey.






I hope you can join us on February 26th from 1-3 in my stamp room (730 Sells Station Rd. Littlestown, PA 17340) or order your pack to go. 

Registration: Due February 12th.  After Feb. 12th, add $5 

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