Sunday, November 30, 2008

Snowman Gift Tag

Happy Decmeber!

I sure do love the Holiday Line Up stamp set!!! Last week I was playing around with it and colored the snowman image with my aquapainter and some inks on watercolor paper. When I was done coloring- I decided to turn it into a fun gift tag!

I just added a jumbo eyelet with my Crop-a-dile and then some of the Rope Twine from the Holiday Mini. I used a Black Stampin' Write Marker to write the to and from on the tag.

I think that a hand stamped tag will make any gift more memorable!

Today is your last chance to take advantage of the Holiday Extravaganza sale. Check my post below for more info!

Happy Anniversary, Honey!

Six years ago- Scott and I were married! During the past six years we both graduated from college, moved three times, bought two houses, had a combined 8 different jobs, had four kids, and went back to college!!! It has been busy!

Scott is at work tonight- and I know he checks my blog from work- so I wanted to let him know that I would marry him all over again! Love you!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Last Chance!



Today is your last chance to take advantage of the Rub On special! When you buy $20 in merchandise you get 20% off a pack of rub ons.

Click HERE for all the details.

And you only have until tomorrow to take advantage of the Holiday Extravaganza sale!!!! This is such an amazing offer!!! Buy yourself a Christmas gift!

Click HERE for all the details on that special!!!

AND- anyone who places an online order with me by tomorrow will also receive 6 Holiday Line Up stamped images!!! And you will also be a part of my frequent Buyer program and be able to earn a $25 stamp set for FREE!!! Click HERE to learn more about that program.


Friday, November 28, 2008

Christmas Clipboard

I have just a quick post for you today. I am actually leaving to drop kids off with grandparents and then go to a nice hotel in Scottsdale with my hubby!!! We will be celebating our 6th wedding anniversary tomorrow!

On to the stamping. I mad this cute clipboard photo frame quite a while back. It is sitting in my stamp room and I smile everytime I se my daughter's sweet smile!!!

I got this clipboard for $1 at an office supply store and then just covered it with cardstock and some patterned paper from the Ski Slope Designer Series Paper pack. I added some ribbon and a Baja Breeze tab made with the punch. But my favorite part of the project (besides the sweet picture) is the hat pin with pearls that I got from the Pretties kit.

I have my clipboard frame displayed with a decorative plate holder. I can change the clipboard each season!!! This is a fun part of my holiday decor and a fabulous gift as well!


Don't forget about the Holiday Extravaganza sale!!! I would hate for you to miss the opportunity to get some of your favorite stamp sets at 20-50% off!!! Click HERE for more details.

Ok- I am off to Scottsdale for a mini vacation!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Christmas Mini Album

And when I say "Mini," I mean mini!!!! I actually have a cute little name badge album to show you today. Can you believe that up until about a week ago- I didn't have any pictures of my family in my purse?! After we gor out Christmas pictures taken this year- my first project was to make a little album to store the pictures safely in my purse.

This is the front. Can you see the cute little rub ons?!

Here are the inside pages...

Pretty simple, huh? I just got these name badge holders at an office supply store. That is also where I got the jump rings. I used one jump ring to hold the name badges together and then embelished the jump ring with lots of ribbon. Since the picture were so cute on their own- I didn't want to use too many busy elements like patterned paper. So I just used some of the white rub ons from the Word Flurries pack. They added just the right embelishment!!!

Don't forget that the rub on special only lasts until Sunday! Click HERE to see more info about all the mazing promotions that will be coming to an end soon, including the amazing Holiday Extravaganza sale.

Happy holiday shopping!

One Kind Word

 Happy Thanksgiving! I am scheduling this post early because I know I will be too busy eating to think about the blog! lol!

I have a super simple project to share with you today using rub ons.



I used a rub on from the set called Word Flurries on a glass candle jar! I thought the sentiment was perfect! It says "One kind word can warm three  winter months."


Don't for get that rub ons are on sale until this Sunday!!!! More deatils are on my Specials page but basically, if you spend $20 on product, you will get 20% off of any set of rub ons!


Also- don't forget about the HUGE holiday Extravaganza sale!!!! Stampin' Up has bundled a lot of neat product and then discounted it. Click HERE to see the flier! And place your order with me ASAP because they will run out quick!

Enjoy your turckey and I will see ya tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Holiday Extravaganza!!!

Stampin' Up! has just announced the details of their Holiday Extravaganza sale and it is even better than I imagined!!! There are lots of bundles of Stampin' Up products that are discounted as much as 50%!!!


 Click Here for Details on the Holiday Extravagaza Sale!


 CLICK HERE to download the flyer of bundled product available only until December 1st (or while supplies last!).

If you have stamping supplies on your Christmas wish list- then you best grab your hubby and show him this!!!

Remember that there are a limited number of these bundles available- so order NOW!!!

And I am going to sweeten the deal even more!!! Anyone who places an online order with me between now and Decembr 1st- will receive 6 stamped images from the Holiday Line Up stamp set!!! You can use them for some special cards or tags!

PLUS- when you place an order with me, you will be a part of my Frequent Buyer program. You will receive a point for every $25 in merchandise that you purchase and once you have accumulated 12 points- you can pick a $25.95 stamp set from the catalog for FREE!!!

How to place an online order:

1. Click HERE to be taken to my Stampin' Up! website.

2. Click on the Shop Now tab in the top right corner.

3. Enter the item number in the search box. The item numbers for the bundles can be found on the flyer.

Monday, November 24, 2008


Scott and I took the kids to the pumpkin patch last month and we had such a good time! I just printed the pictures so I thought I would work on getting some of them in the kids' albums. Here is the layout I made for my son's album...

It is a super simple layout!!! But it's a 2 pager (for those that insist on only making 2 pagers!) and it has 8 pictures!!! I had planned on stamping some more embelishments- but they just didn't seem to fit. So I just added a few brads to each page and called it done! Sometimes simple is exactly what you need!


Stamps: Well Worn Alphabet

Paper: Frost Day Designer Series Paper, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Other: Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, Brads, 1/2 inch circle punch


You want in on a little secret???? Stampin' Up is going to be having a big sale starting TOMORROW!!!! I don't know all the details yet but I do know that they are going to have bundles of product discounted 20-50%!!! But there will only be a limited supply- so you will want to come back here on tomorrow for the details! And I am going to have a special gift for all those who make a purchase online during this promotion as well!!!

Frosty Day Hot Chocolate Treat

I had such a busy weekend!!! But I did get to stamp with friends and customers and meet some new stampers as well! And I even managed to keep my stamp room clean! That is a huge accomplishment for me!!! So today I will be spending the day making new project tutorials for my online newsletter as well as some fun projects to share with you this week!

Today I have a cute little Hot Chocolate treat that is so simple to make. I posted the tutorial HERE. Have you noticed that I cannot stop using my

Big Shot Die Cut Machine?!!!



Stamps: Mr. Twigster

Paper: Frosty Day Designer Series Paper, Bashful Blue, Whisper White

Ink: Basic Black


Big Shot Die Cut Machine , Top Note Die, Bashful Blue and Only Orange Markers, Small Felt Flurries, 1 inch circle punch, 1 1/4 inch circle punch


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Simple Snow Swirled

Did you think I was going to post today? I am cutting it close! In the last couple of days I have had 2 scrap clubs, an open house, a craft show, MOPS, and we bought a car. BUSY!!!

My card today is VERY simple and it was tough to photograph...


Stamps: SNow Swirled

Paper: Pink Piourette, Whisper White

Ink: Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss

Other: Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon


Happy Stamping!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Reindeer Games

I found this really cute reindeer card on Splitcoast last year by Bobbynbrit and I HAD to CASE it!!! Well I loved it so much that I made it again this year too!!! I think that I may be sending this card to some family this year....

Isn't it fun?!


Stamps: Merry & Bright

Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Carmel, Real Red

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Other: Creamy Carmel Marker, Real Red Brad, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Word Window Punch


You still have time to order supplies for holiday cards! Click on the Shop Now tab for instuctions!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Elegant Snow Swirled

A couple days ago I told you that my two favorite Christmas stamp sets are Snow Swirled and Hliday Line Up. So today I have a snow swirled card that is super simple!!! You can make this lots of this one in no time and your friends and family would love it! And can you belive that it has NO RIBBON!!!!

This project was inspired from a group of different cards in the Splitcoast gallery. This picture does not really do the card justice! The snowflakes are stamped in Old Olive, Night of Navy and Elegant Eggplant. Then the Whisper White is mounted on a piece of Elegant Eggplant and then a piece of Old Olive. And the sentiment is from the same set! I love that!!!

You still have time to order stamp supplies to make holiday cards and gifts! But don't wait any longer! Email me today or go to my Stampin Up website to place your order! In about a week- you will have your supplies at your door!


Stamps: Snow Swirled

Paper: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White

Ink: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Night of Navy


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Christmas Simply Scrappin' Class

Are you like me- and take hundred of photos during the holidays? Do they make it into your scrapbook albums?

This year, how would you like to have 6 12x12 layouts completed BEFORE Christmas?!!! Then make plans to join me for my Christmas scrapbook class on Friday, December 12th! And if you can't make it or don't live near me- order the class kit by mail and you will be a step ahead of the game this year!!!

Here is what is included in this class:

-the entire "I Wish" Simply Scrappin kit with 8 sheets of 12x12 textured cardstock, 6 sheets of double-sided patterned paper, and 6 sheets of die cut adhesives

-Instructions (and pictures if you are buying the class by mail) to make 6 different 12x12 layouts.

-Ribbon and brads to embelish the layouts with!


You will have extra paper and tons of die cut adhesives to bring home and use on future layouts, cards, or tags!!!

Class Details:

When: Friday, December 12th at 7PM

Where: My home in Casa Grande, AZ

Class Fee: $28

Class size is limited so reserve your seat today by using the paypal link below or email me!!! Class registration will close on the 5th.


Class By Mail Details:

The class by mail kit will include the Simply Scrappin' kit, ribbon and brads to complate all the layouts. You will receive an email file with photos and directions for putting together your layouts. The fee also includes shipping the kit anywhere in the United States.

Class By Mail Fee: $32

Must order by December 5th and the kit will begin shipping on December 12th.


And here is a sneak peak of one of the layouts...

See you in class!!!



Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Snowman Line Up

What are your favorite Christmas stamp sets this year? Mine are Snow Swirled and Holiday Line Up!!! And today I have a fun card using the snowmen from Holiday Line Up!

Here is the insert...

I usedTHIS tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers to make my Criss Cross card. The snowmen were stamped in Basic Black ink on Whisper White cardstock and then I used various Stampin' Write markers to color them in. And by the way- I did not sew that button. I have no idea what to do with a needle and thread. I just put a thin strip of cardtsock through the holes and then attached the button with a glue dot.


Stamps: Holiday Line Up, Many Merry Messages

Paper: Frosty Day, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Whisper White

Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive

Other: Bashful Blue Buttong, Tangerine Tango Striped Ribbon, Stampin Write markers, Tab Punch


Someone recently asked me for close up photos of the cards that were part of my Holiday Line Up class. Sorry- I didn't realize that I hadn't posted pictures of just the cards! So here they are...

Monday, November 17, 2008

a Borrowed Scrapbook page!

I was so busy writing tutorials for my newsletters that I forgot to take pictures of the project I was going to show you today!!! But no fear- I have a sweet scrapbook layout to show you that my upline, Amy, made as one of our make and takes at our booth at the Creating Keepsakes convention in September. She was kind enough to let me share- again!

The layout size is 6x6 which is perfect for displaying on your counter as part of your holiday decor!

That big scallop picture mat was made with the Big Shot Die Cut Machine and one of the dies! Cool huh? And the stamp set that she used is called Snow Burst. The colors are Real Red, Old Olive, and More Mustard.

And isn't her family adorable?!!!

I'll be back tomorrow!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Simple Christmas Card!!!

Have you decided on a design for your Christmas cards? If you have- then you are one step ahead of me!!! And if you are starting to wonder if you are going to have time to hand make your cards- then this card is just for you...

It's very simple!!! But it is still much cuter than any store bought card, right?

I have seen lots of cards in the Splitcoast Gallery like this one and so I finally jumped on the band wagon and made one too!

The "ornament" is just a 1 3/4 circle punched out of the Ski Slope Designer Series Paper. I drew the "String" with a black marker. I tied a bow with the Red Gingham ribbon and adhered to to the card with a glue dot. The sentiment was stamped in black and then I took a blender pen- dipped it in Real Red ink- and lightly ran it over the words "Merry Christmas."  Done!!!

I hope that you enjoy! I have a lot of stamping to get done today! I have a tough job, huh?!

See you tomorrow!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Counting My Blessings

This picture right here pretty much sums up my greatest blessings!!!

We had our annual family Christmas pictures taken on Friday! You can see more of the pictures on my family blog by clicking HERE if you want to.

But on to the stamping...

This is the 2 page scrapbook layout that my clubs will be making this week....

Big Shot Die Cut Machine Scrapbook Layout

The Very Vanilla cardstock is just a place maker for my pictures. I want to use some pictures from Thanksgiving on this layout but I wanted my club gals to get an idea of what I was thinking when designing it.

Here is the first page...

And here is the 2nd page...

Let me give you some close ups...

Big Shot Die Cut Machine Title

I used my Big Shot Die Cut Machine with the top note die to create that fun shape for the first part of the title!

On the journaling strips I listed my top 5 blessings. Each of these blessings will coordinate with one of the pictures on the layout and that is why I punch a small circle of pumpkin pie cardstock and put numbers next to the photos!!!

Now I told you I love that stamp set Best Wishes & More when I used it on Friday- so you had to know you would be seeing it again!!!

So can you believe that I made a scrapbook layout without any ribbon and without using any Old Olive?!! I think it might be a first!

I hope the gals in my club will love the layout!!! If you are interested in getting more info on my scrapbook club please send me an email:


Stamps: Best Wishes & More, Taffy Alphabet, Typeset Alphabet Lower

Paper: Chocolate Chip Designer Series Paper, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie

Other: Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Top Note Die, 1/2 inch circle punch

Friday, November 14, 2008

Let the Patterned Paper do the Talking!

Here is the most simple card I have ever made....

But it's cute, isn't it?!

I love that it is just one piece of patterned paper! Stampin' Up! now carries several different paper packs that have paper like this which looks like strips of several different pieces of paper.

All I did on this on was mount the patterned paper onto some old Olive cardstock and then onto the White Card Base. I added some Old Olive ribbon and a rub on sentiment. Don't forget about the rub on special that is going on until the end of this month!!!


If you would like to purchase any of these supplies please click HERE to go to my Stampin' Up website. Then click on the Shop Now tab in the top right corner. Type the item number into the search box to find the item quickly!

Stamps: None

Paper: Haiku Designer Series Paper (#112470), Old Olive (#100702), Whisper White (#100730)

Other: Old Olive Ribbon (#109054), Seasonal Sayings Rub ons (Hostess Benefit)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Festive Thanksgiving Friday

I usually post Christmas cards on Friday- but I have a fun Thanksgiving card that I just couldn't wait to show you!!! I made this yesterday while feeling pretty sick- and I love it. So maybe being sick brings out some stamping mojo! I was actually inspird to make this card by a fall basket liner that I have in my kitchen. It has these same leaves going across in a row!

And here is a look at the demension on those leaves...

The leaves are from the stamp set called Best Wishes and More. I LOVE the set! It is so versatile and it even has some sentiments in it. Here is a look at the whole set...

I totally sugest you get on my website and order this one! You can use it to make your Christmas cards, some Thanksgiving cards, Valentines and so much more!!!


(If you would like to purchase any of these products, please click HERE to be taken to my Stampin' Up! website. Then click on the Shop Now button in the top right corner. Type the item number in the search box to quickly find what you are looking for.)

Stamps: Best Wishes & More (#111602), Polka Dot Background (#109276), Holidays & Wishes (#109431)

Paper: Whisper White (#100730), Old Olive (#100702), Chocolate Chip (#102128), Pumpkin Pie (#105117)

Ink: Old Olive (#102277), Chocolate Chip (#100908), Pumpkin Pie (#105216)

Other: Scallop Edge Punch (#112091)


We are going for Family Christmas pictures today! It tends to be a little stressful for me- but I always come home with beautiful pictures!!!

Since it is National Blog Posting Month- I will be back tomorrow and Sunday with more projects!


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Rub On Ornament

 I have been sick all week and so not much stamping has been happening : (  But I do have a quick project to show you that I made last week with rub ons.


I got these clear ornaments from Michael's and they are very inexpensive! I decorated the outside with a rub on from the Word Flurries pack. The inside is decorated with pieces of Ridinghood Red and Baja Breeze ribbon. I think this would be a fun project to do with the kids! And it would be a great gift to give their teachers and grandparents!


Plus, rub ons are on sale right now!!! Click HERE for more details!


I still have a sinus headache, but hopefully I can get some stamping in today.....


See you tomorow!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monogram Note Cards and Folder

I am just addicted to making these cute folders that hold note cards. I first learned how to make them from a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Dannie, but have made some changes to mak them work better for me. Don't you think that they make a great gift?!

Here is the view from the inside...

I made these one for a craft fair and I personalized the notecards when someone bought one with the letter of their choice.

Here is a better look at the notecard...

I kept it nice and simple since I was mass producing them!

The letter is from the set Lovely Letters and I got it for FREE!!! I won a recruiting contest that Stampin' Up! had for their demonstrators and so I got to pick any stamp set I wanted. I have wanted this set since it first came out so I am very excited to add it to my collection!  I love being a demonstrator! It is such a fabulous company to work with!

If you are coming to my Holiday Line Up class next week- you will be making one of these folders!!! And everyone on my email list will get instructions next week!



Stamps: Lovely Letters

Paper: Haiku Designer Series Paper, Old Olive, More Mustard, Whisper White

Ink: Old Olive

Other: Silver Brads, Tangerine Tango Striped Ribon, Circle punches, circle scallop punch

Holiday Gift Guide


Are you looking for Stampin' Up products in a certain price range for gift giving? Click on the picture above to see products from the catalog divided in to specific price ranges!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Snow Swirled Plate

Do you remember the Halloween plate that I showed you in THIS post? Well I took the Halloween paper off and put the Christmas one on today. Guess I should have made a Thanksgiving one, huh?!!

I think I am going to leave mine as a decoration for the holidays- but it would also be cute if you put the paper on the bottom of the plate (with glue dots) and put cookies on the plate for neighbors or co-workers.

I am not feeling well and so I am keeping this very short today. I have some monogram note cards to show you tomorrow!

Stamps: Snow Swirled

Paper: Holiday Treasures, Ridinghood Red, and Whisper White

Ink: Old Olice, Ridinghood Red

Other: Ridinghood Red Tafeta Ribbon