Thursday, July 21, 2011

At a loss for a title....

One of the hardest things about blogging is coming up with a catchy title. I thought and thought. I thought so much that it hurt (didn't take that long) and then gave up.

The card is super simple. The pin wheel stamp is in the set Sweets for the Sweet. I love that set!
The bottom paper strip is actually inside the card.
I cut the pinwheel images out and popped it up.

I just got back last night from a family vacation to Disneyland and the beach. The kids had a blast! And I am just a big kid when I get in Disney! I celebrated my 30th birthday while we were there. Doesn't get better than that! I took over 800 pictures. Don't worry. I won't post them all- but maybe a few!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

New To Me

The stamps that I used for today's card are not new to the catalog. They are just new to me. I have wanted them for a while and while I was placing a big order, I decided to take advantage of the SU! new hostess program and get them! The stamps are Elizatheth and Oval All. Even the scallop oval punch is new to me. I LOVE punches so I am certain it will be used often! The DSP on this card is new to the catalog (Beau Chateau andFirst Edition). And the card itself is a CASE of my upline's!

I just love the safety pin from the Vintage Trinkets!

If you want to order any of these product, just shoot me an email at!

I hope my fellow demonstrators are having fun at convention. I can't wait to hear all the exciting announcements that they make at convention!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I'm Not Lion!!

I just LOVE the cute sentiments that come with the images in the Under the Big Top set! So cute! I think this will make a great kid bday card and I love to have a stack of those for all the parties the kids get invited to!

This is one CRAZY week!!! I am looking foward to scrapping with a friend tonight while my kids are at vacation bible school!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I have another card using the new Button Buddies stamp set for you today. Only I didn't use any buttons! You don't HAVE too. The images are pretty even without the buttons. Instead, I stamped the flowers a few extra times on white cardstock and punched out the centers. I attached them to my card and added a little bling. It is another simple, white, one layer card. They are my fave these days!

I am still recovering from yesterday's crazy busy day! We had summer movie (super cheap movies at a movie theater about 45 min from us), errands, piano lesson, dance class, vacation bible school and a huge shopping trip for birthday gifts for all 3 of my girls. We are painting and decorating the twins' room for their gift and it is far more complicated, time consuming and expensive than just buying toys!

I am hoping that once we finish this project- I will be able to focus my attention on decorating my stamping studio. It is very functional, but has NO decor! It is hard to be creative while staring at empty white walls.

I am gearing up for another busy day of a dentist appointment, dance, vacation bible school and a date with my hubby to watch the All Star game!

Monday, July 11, 2011


I almost didn't get the Under the Big Top stamp set because it requires coloring and that is not my strong suit. But the images were too cute to resist! I love any stamp set that comes with useful sentiments! Plus, it had paper to match! I started with a card using the image that looked the easiest to color...It is hard to tell in the picture- but I dry embossed the white paper.

I have to be off to piano lessons, dance class and vacation bible school. Summer is not as relaxing as I envisioned! But we are making lots of happy memories!

Happy stamping!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Button Buddies

My very favorite stamp set in the new catalog is Button Buddies. All the images are created to add a button to them. Papertrey has similar sets and I have longed for SU! to have one. And now they do!!! And it is AWESOME!!! I must warn you....I am in a clean and simple mood. Lot's of white space.So simple! But who wouldn't smile when they received this? I challenge you to leave some white space! It can be hard to do- but liberating!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Sweet NEW stamps!!!

I got my 1st order from the new catalog about 24 hours ago and I have only stopped stamping to eat and sleep! These stamps are so fun! They are exactly what I needed to get out of my summer stamping slump! My favorite set so far is Button Buddies. I will show you a card with that set tomorrow. This card is my assistant's favorite card. Makes sense since she is 4!

I love having paper to coordinate with stamps! It just makes it easier to put together a card! And these colors are just so fun!

What is your favorite new stamp set?

Monday, July 4, 2011

My 1st Birthday Card!

We will be celebrating/mourning my 30th bday in Disneyland in a couple of weeks! I thought that Disneyland would make me feel you and forget the fact that my 20s passed in a blink of an eye. (I was so busy graduating college twice, getting married and having 4 babies!)

About a week ago I got my 1st bday card in the mail. Guess who is was from?

Stampin' Up!!!! And even more exciting? The card said that they were giving me an extra 15% off of one item during my bday month! So I got a smokin' deal on a stamp set from the new catalog! I guess this is just one more perk of being a demonstrator!!! Yay! (By the way, did you know that Stampin' Up! is having a promo right now where you can sign up to be a demo and get an awesome starter kit with stamps and accessories for just $99? Great deal!!! Email me for more info!)

Here is the card....

I just love the bright colors paired with all the white space! And it is hard to see in the picture- but there is a rhinestone for the dot on the "i." I love it! Thanks Stampin' Up!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Thinking snow....

The high today in Phoenix? 118 degrees!!! YIKES! And to think that it was a cloudy day! You can all laugh at me for living here now. I will return the favor when you are shoveling snow in January! Speaking of snow....

I thought it might cool me off. And if you know me at all- you know that I am addicted to snowman images! At Christmas, I decorate my entire house in snowmen. My husband used to joke that our kids wouldn't know about Santa. They would grow up thinking that Frosty brought the gifts. So when I saw this set in the new catalog- I knew it had to be mine. You will see more of this guy!

Did you place your 1st order from the new catalog? I did! I am especially excited to get the Button Buddies stamp set! I LOVE buttons!

Have a happy 4th!