Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Catalog Sampler Promotion

Sampler Promotion
From December 1, 2008 – January 18, 2009, in celebration of Stampin’ Up!’s twentieth anniversary, spend $20 on any Stampin’ Up! products and get 20 percent off any stamp set from the Fall-Winter Sampler—no limit!

You can view the Sampler Catalog here.

Happy Stampin!

Last Minute Gifts Class

Here are samples of the projects for the Last Minute Gifts Camp on Saturday, December 13. The price listed is the price of that project! You can choose to do one or more of each, just let me know by Thursday evening what your choices are!
Gift Bag $3
Candle w/tile plate $5

Stationary Set $5

Milk Carton Carrier $8

Altered Clipboard $5

Tile Coaster set of 4 - $10

These images are just samples of what the project will be, you will have full creative freedom to use any stamps or Designer Series Paper that I have available to make your projects! Just
e-mail me at with which projects and how many of each you would like to do! Class is scheduled for Saturday, December 13, 1-5pm. Please RSVP with your choices by Thursday evening!
Also, check out the Stampin' Up Retiring list and let me know if there are any stamps that you want before they are gone forever! From December 9 until December 23, these sets are 10% off with FREE shipping (the FREE shipping is available on orders over $70)! The sets will be available until January 18 but will return to full price and shipping after December 23! For more information about these promotions, visit my Stampin' Up! Website.
Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Country Living Stampin' Kit

Country Living Holiday Kit

I am really excited about this Country Living Holiday Stamping Kit! There is so much you can do with it, besides all the ideas that come with the kit. Here is a Christmas card I made using only the supplies in the kit (plus snail).

The kit comes with die-cut chipboard and die-cut designer series papers to match the chip board. It also comes with the die-cut set Holiday Collection, which you can only get in this kit.
You get all of the following in the kit:
Holiday Collection Stamp Set - die-cut and exclusive to this kit
2 Sheets of 12x12 Whisper White cardstock
4 Sheets of uncut 12x12 double sided Designer Series Paper
8 Sheets of die-cut 12x12 double sided Designer Series Paper
4 Sheets of die-cut chipboard
Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Spot
Old Olive Craft Stampin' Spot
Uninked Stampin' Spot
Whisper White Craft Stampin' Ink Refill (full size package)
10 Yards Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon (full size package)
25 Yards Silver Metallic cord (full size package)
10 Small Clear Rhinestone Brads
10 Large Clear Rhinestone Brads
1 Sheet Stampin' Dimensionals
1/2 oz. Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (full size package)
Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive (full size package)
12x12 Craft Keeper

This is an $87.00 value for only $49.95 - A SAVINGS OF $37.05!!!
I love that there are lots of things in this kit that you can use all year long, not just for Christmas, including the stamp set. Watch for future posts using the kit it different ways.
For an added bonus - order the kit by 11/14 and come to my house on 11/23 and we will make the kit projects and have some fun! There is no fee - just FUN! Call me today to order yours!
Happy Stampin'!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Tricks and Treats Class

My upline Rachel and I are teaching some classes together and these are the projects for the first one! This class will be held on Saturday October 11 at 1:00pm and on Thursday, October 16 at 7:00pm at the old Joe's Bakery building on 9th Street in Lawrence. If you are interested in attending, just e-mail me and we will get you registered! The class fee is $20 and you will make all 8 projects! We will have a fabulous time stamping and chatting!! You can see all the details on the I Stamp Design blog at and also see a calendar for upcoming events (when I get them posted)!

It's a busy time of year and I am sorely behind so check back often to see what's happening!
Have a Stamperific Day!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Kansas Tornado

OK, I realize this isn't stamping related but I wanted to share some great pictures of a tornado that my husband and I took from our front porch last week! We live out in the country and have a soybean field across the road. You can see part of our driveway in the foreground of the second photo and my van in the first photo! Oops, I uploaded these backwards because the bottom photo was taken first! Of course, we made sure our children were in a safe place before heading out to the porch with the cameras! This tornado was moving from West to East pretty quickly so we only got about 9 pictures before it moved off to cause some damage to a friend's farm! No major damage but it twisted their trampoline into an unrecognizable heap and caused minor damage to the barn! No injuries to humans or livestock thank goodness! Their children were home alone when this hit and the 14 year old had the smarts to get herself and her younger sister into the Kwanza Hut (that's a storm shelter for those not familiar with the term!)! It's awesome to see Mother' Nature's fury in action but I think I've had my fill for now!! In my ummmm......40 something years in Kansas this is only the second tornado that I have seen!
Stamping Related - I'm starting a new venture with my upline in October. We are going to start offering classes in Lawrence, KS, (about 10 miles from my house) and see if we can get something different going! Lawrence and Eudora are hard markets for us with Stampin' Up!, it seems that the people here are very "artsy" but not particularly"crafty" so we will be focusing on paper art projects and techniques! We will start a new blog for that venture so watch for a link to appear so you can see what types of things we are offering together! These might just become "Classes by mail", too! Stay tuned for further details!
Until next time!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Clipboard Days to Remember

I'm using up some of my retired Designer Series papers and making things for the 8 craft shows I have before December! I used strips of DSP to form pockets to slip my monthly tags into! Nothing fancy but I like how it turned out! I've been really busy getting things ready for all the shows and I will be posting more pictures of them soon! Just finding the time to photograph, upload and figure out what to say has been a challenge lately! The kids are back in school so hopefully that will free me up a little for some of these tasks! I really want to share more!

Have a fabulous week!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Convention was a BLAST!!!!

WOOHOO!! We had a BLAST at Convention! This picture is me with my friends M.M. and C.P. They are friends from an on-line group I belong to and I met them for the first time in person at convention! It's so fun to finally put faces to the names!! I'm so glad I got to meet you girls!!! I wouldn't have missed the time I spent with you for anything!! I only wish we'd have had more time to spend together!!
I'm sooooo psyched about all the awesome new things I learned and all the new stamps and tools we are getting!! I am definately ready to have some workshops and classes to share all these new things with you! To get things started, don't miss my New Catalog Kick Off on Sunday, August 10, from 1-5pm. I'm going to design some fabulous cards with the new stamp sets I got from convention that you will get to make and take home with you! I'm also going to have refreshments and NEW CATALOGS!!! You won't want to miss this so please let me know that you'll be coming so I have enough projects prepared for all of you!! RSVP's are appreciated but everyone is welcome so bring your friends! Be sure to bring along your calendar so we can book a fun time with your friends that can't make it!
Now I'm off to my studio to get all these fun things planned! I can't wait to see you all on Sunday!
Stampin' Hugs,

Monday, July 28, 2008

It's Convention Time!!

I'm leaving on a jet plane!! Oops, I just can't get that song out of my head!! But it's true! I am leaving Wednesday morning and flying to Salt Lake City for Stampin' Up!'s annual convention! I am soooo excited! Four whole days of stampin' with thousands of new friends! OK, so I haven't met any of them in person yet, but I'm sure I will come home with some new friends for life!! I will be home on Saturday and will have so much to share with you! Check back soon and see all the fun I had in Utah! And if you don't want to miss out on all this fun, join my team and we can go together next year!!! Better yet, join now and come with me to Regionals in September!!!
It's going to be a BLAST!!!

OK, gotta get packing!

Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Grand Opening!! Go Suzie!!!

My best friend Suzie and her husband are having their Grand Opening for their orchard tomorrow! It's called Wagon Wheel Orchard!! They have been working very hard getting it ready to open to the public so I wanted to create something for them and this is what I came up with! What do you think??
The gift bag has the red apple paper from Summer Picnic from Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Mini catalog under the green layer, it's a little hard to see in the photo! I used my Cricut to cut out the lettering for the bag and for the picture frame next to it!
The picture frame is actually from the Target Dollar Spot and they came in a set of 3 for $2.50! I tried to stamp directly on the wood but since I don't have the craft pads it wouldn't take so I covered it in Whisper White card stock and then stamped the apples! On the bottom of the frame is tomorrow's date!
The memo board is also from the Target $2.50 spot! I stamped the apples from ABC Images along the right side and also on white card stock to cover the four magnets that came with the board! The apple post-its also came from Target's Dollar Spot! They are a little muted but they work!! I also attached a Dry Erase marker with the red gingham. The board is magnetic but it also works as a white board! I tried it!!
If you'd like to check out the Wagon Wheel Orchard blog, just click on the link on the right sidebar!! If you live in Northeasrt Kansas, come by the orchard tomorrow and check it out!! All the pertinent information is on their blog (including a map)!!
Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Baby Blue

Don't you think this would make a great "Welcome Baby", shower invitation or birth announcement?? I've had four boys and I'm DONE but I love everything baby! I can't wait until I can make these for birth announcement for a grandbaby (OK, yes I can wait)! It's adorable in Pretty in Pink too!

Stamps: All in the Family
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Tools: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, Crop-a-dile, Paper trimmer
Accessories: Silver eyelets

I haven't had much time to stamp lately but hopefully that is going to change really soon! I have a class tomorrow so check back to see what we made!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Beautiful Butterflies

First of all, sorry about the glare on this one! I'm a stamper, not a photographer! I made this set of tiles for my parents who were re-doing their bathroom! Mom has a butterfly theme going on and didn't want just plain white tiles around the bathtub, so this is what I came up with! I know that monarchs are oranges and not peaches but I improvised for her color scheme!
These are the glossy tiles so they are a bit difficult to stamp on without sliding around! I stamped them very carefully with Jet Black Stazon using Stampin' Up!'s Wonderful Wings (retired). Then sprayed them lightly with workable fixative (this helps hold the color onto the slick surface). Next, I colored the images using Stampin' Pastels and Q-tips. Finally, I sprayed them very lightly from about 12 inches away with several light coats of glossy sealant! I really needed them to hold up to light cleaning and the humidity of the bathroom. So far, so good!
Thanks for stopping by and Happy stampin'!

Monday, June 16, 2008

My Awesome Stampin' Sister - Charmaine

Isn't this adorable?? It is a gift from my Stampin' Sister Charmaine! The water bottle is full of See's candy! I've never had See's before, we don't have them in this neck of the woods (at least I've never seen it), so I can't wait to dive in but I needed to take the picture first! OK, so I ate the Cadbury Mini Eggs before I took the picture, I couldn't help it they are my all-time favorite candy!! The adorable purse made with Berry Bliss DSP (#110749 - $9.95) is a mini scrapbook made with the Carousel Notes (#111344 - $11.95) from the Occasions Mini! I didn't order these note cards but I think I'm going to have to now!! Take a good look girls, we may just make this one at the Stamp Camp on June 27th!!! Isn't that little dress card precious?? I love the pinafore look! I have been waiting to get the Boho Backgrounds stamp set (#111072 - $15.95) and I am so glad to have it! THANK YOU so much Charmaine! You are the best!

Thanks for taking a look today! I hope to have more new things to show you soon!

Happy Stampin' !
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Friday, June 6, 2008

Recipe Box and Recipe Exchange

I had tons of fun making this recipe box! So much so, that I'm offering it as a class in July!! To make things even more fun, we will exchange our favorite recipes (please bring one recipe for each of the six categories: Meats & Main Dishes; Soups, Stews, & Sauces; Veggies, Salads & Sides; Breads; Desserts; and Misc.) and have a potluck lunch, so prepare one of your recipes and bring it along to share! These recipe boxes are fabulous for yourself or as a gift for someone else. Call or e-mail me before June 30 to reserve your spot! Class will be held on Sunday, July 13 at 1:00pm. Class fee is $25 and includes the wooden recipe box, a package of Designer Series Paper (I used Summer Picnic from Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Mini catalog), and all materials to complete what you see above! You won't want to miss out on this one, class size is limited so register today!!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Gift Set for Grandma!!

This was so much fun to put together! My Grandmother is in a retirement apartment complex now (we just celebrated her 90th birthday - GO GRANDMA!!) and they help each other adjust when a new resident moves in by pairing them up with someone who has been there awhile! Grandma wanted something to give to her new buddy, so this is what I came up with!

The gift bag was made to put all the other items in! The picture frame is magnetic on the back and came from the Target Dollar Spot (a couple years ago) I knew they would come in handy one day!! The notepad is a plain paper writing tablet and YES, I stamped every page with roses!! That took some time! I love the mini totes, there are 4 notecards (3 x 3) with envelopes inside. And last but not least - an altered candle! I'm hoping she doesn't burn it! Not that it can't be, but I know how forgetful older folks can be! I'm thinking of her safety!! But it did turn out pretty, I think!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Stay tuned!!!!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Card Tin Class Coming June 8!!!!

I love making these card tins and make quite a few of them for craft shows! They make great organizers for all your card-giving occasions and make great gifts too! The tin will include 12 monthly dividers with perpetual calendars to make organizing your occasions easier. The class will be held on Sunday, June 8th from 1-5 pm. When you register, you will also need to choose your favorite Designer Series Paper from pages 168-171 of the Spring-Summer Collection or one of the two paper packages in the Occasions Mini catalog and let me know which you'd like to use to decorate your tin!! We will only be using a couple of sheets and you will take the remainder of the package of paper home with you! So call or e-mail me today with your paper choice and reserve your spot for this class! Please pre-pay for this class so that I can order the materials and to reserve your spot! Class size is limited to 8. Class fee is $25.

If you can't attend the class, but would like a tin of your own, they can be purchased through me for $30. But it's more fun to make your own!! You won't want to miss this class!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

May Promotions from Stampin' Up!

I love Stampin' Up!'s chipboard letters for monograms on card tins, journals, and cards! The flowers make great embellishments on all those items too! The Cutting Pack special is awesome, just buy the cutting mat ($15.95 - item # 101087) and receive the hobby blade FREE ($4.50 value)! Who doesn't like FREE stuff??

Have you ever thought about doing what I do?? Now is the time to join me in this incredible business! You will receive 20% off the starter kit, a $359 value for ONLY $159!! PLUS you will also receive a FREE tin of Hodgepodge Hardware (finish of your choice)!! Did you know that you can sign up in about 5 minutes through my website?? All you need to do is call me to get my recruiting password and then click on Join Stampin' Up! on my website! You are only a few days away from a big box of goodies at your door! Whether you want to start your own business or just want the awesome discount on the product, I'll be here to answer all your questions! Just give me a call TODAY! I'd love to have you on my team!

Signup now and you could go to Stampin' Up!'s 20th Anniversary Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah!!! It's going to be FABULOUS! Call me for all the details!

Stampin' Hugs!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

It's been a wild couple of weeks!

It's been a wild three weeks! So sorry I have been missing in action! Things have been a little crazy lately and I've fallen behind with lots of things, like my NEW blog! Uh oh!!! That is one reason I thought a long time about whether to even start one! I knew there would be times that life would get in the way but I didn't expect it to be so soon!! Well, I'm back and I hope to keep up better in the future!!!

That being said, here is a picture of the projects we did last night at Hostess Club!

The center project is a sack purse made from a 6" paper sack with Sahara Sand cardstock front and back! You can't tell from this picture but we used the Sanded Background on the Sahara Sand and the Linen Background on the Bashful Blue layer! The Mother's Day card is a simple, but elegant, one layer card with a Bashful Blue backing! We used the Bloomin' Beautiful stamp set from the Occasions Mini!!
I just love this adorable little dress card! Isn't it cute?? I can see using this as an invitation to a little girl's first birthday (or any birthday for that matter), a first communion card, a bridal shower, or any feminine occasion!
I love having my Hostess Club over! The girls are all so much fun to be around! I am going to miss Kelly and Becky a lot, they are both graduating KU and moving out of state! Good luck with your new adventures Kelly and Becky!!
Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Getting Punchy!!!

Here is a card front that I just completed for a Utah Divas Swap! The swap rules were to use our punches to make art for our cardfront! I used ALOT of punches for this one! I used the 1 3/8" punch then cut the circle into fourths for the sun, the rays are from a flower on the Spring Flowers punch (retired, oops). I used the 3/4" circle punch for the wings on the ladybug, the 1/2" circle punch for the ladbug's body, the 1/4" circle punch for the ladybug's head, and the double cicle punch for the the ladybug's spots. I used the 1/2" circle punch for the caterpiller's body parts, and the Spring Flowers punch again for the antenna! I used my paper piercer for the ladybug tracks and cut slits in the "grass" with my scissors! This was a fun swap but very time consuming! I spent 7 hours on 14 card fronts! YIKES!
So now you know what I did with my Saturday! Sorry the picture isn't so great! I'm a stamper not a photographer! The only stamp used on this card was the verse from Stampin' Up!'s(c) Bugs & Kisses set! It was a great challenge! Give it a try yourself and e-mail me a picture of what you come up with!

Friday, April 4, 2008

The First of Many Things!!!

Thanks for visiting my new Blog! This is my first attempt at blogging so please bare with me! I hope to share my love of stamping with you as well as a few cards and projects as I have time to create something new!

This is a fun project that I did for the Utah Divas International blog last weekend! It uses an ordinary 9 x 13" manila envelope to create a great shopping list with a place to keep your coupons! You can make a similar one at my "It's a Girl Thing" Stamp Camp on April 20th! Watch for more sneak previews in the days ahead! Call or e-mail me before 4/10 to sign up for the stamp camp!!