Saturday, September 27, 2008

Kara is 3!

I can hardly believe that our grandbaby, Kara has turned 3! It seems like yesterday that I was in shock about becoming a grandmother. Now she is 3 and we cannot imagine our lives without her. Here is the card that I made for her birthday party. It features lots of punches and just a teenie bit of stamping. I saw this on Shelli's blog and it was made by Ruth Norton. It is so cute I had to copy it!

Friday, September 26, 2008

A B C card Challenge

OK, I am in this group called LateNightStampers and this week the challenge was to make an ABC card. You can use any stamp set or anything on the card as long as it starts with an A, B or C. I chose A Beautiful Life as my stamp set, and the colors I used were...certainly celery, chocolate chip and bashful blue. I also used some of the new Banbury DSP as well as bashful blue ribbon and a certainly celery brad. I hope you like it! P.S. I am not sure where I cased the card idea but all the colors are my ideas.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Stampin' Up! teams up for a Special Subscription with Country Living

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Spooky Spider Decor Elements

Spooky Spider Décor Elements is here in time for Halloween! Make your home and Halloween projects spooktacular this year with the Spooky Spider Décor Elements! This fun self-adhesive vinyl image is just in time to help you get ready for Halloween, and is priced low so it won't break your candy budget. Decorate your candy jar to thrill the treaters, or adhere it above your door to scare off the tricksters. Whatever you do, you'll be a Halloween hit! The exclusive Spooky Spider comes in three sizes and two colors and is designed to coordinate with our Ghostly Greetings Designer Series paper and our Chills & Thrills Rub-Ons from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog. Contact me or go to my SU web site and order online 24/7.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Pillow Box Gift

I love making things and filling them with little treats. They make great little remembrances or gifts for anyone! I put little things like this in the mailbox for my postman frequently. I also like to drop them off in boxes at school to cheer folks up or to give them a little pick-me-up. This was made using kiwi kiss, rose red, and very vanilla cardstock. I also used kiwi kiss and rose red ink. I wrapped the whole thing up with some vanilla organdy ribbon.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Punch Your Way to a 1, 2, 3 Card

This is the card I made for the 1st challenge by the Late Night Stampers Design Team. The idea is to use 1 stamp set, 2 embellishments and 3 colors. I chose Snow Swirled for my set, I used the tag and 3/4" punches, for embellishments I used Dazzling Diamonds and the white taffeta ribbon. My colors are: night of navy, whisper white and bordering blue. What do you think?

Prize for Online Ordering

Congratulations to Michelle for being my 1st online orderer. Not only did she find online ordering to be quick and easy but she will also be surprised to find that she has earned herself a new stamp set. Thanks for ordering. I will periodically be giving away stamp sets to people who use my online ordering.

BTW, did you know that you can register to get my blog updates sent to you automatically. Check it out on the left hand side of my blog!

It is beginning to feel a little like fall around here. Temperatures are finally in the 60's when we get up! So, I wanted to share a fall themed card today. This card was shared with me by one of my stamping friends...Hi Paige. She did a great job and I am happy to share her work with you. She used the stamp set "Thoroughly Thankful" with Kraft and very vanilla cardstock. The coloring was done with the pastels. I love the brown ribbon, it just sets if off!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Halloween is Coming!

I can hardly believe that it is that time of year know Halloween! What fun I always had trick-or-treating and getting all those goodies. Well if you are like me and too old to get the can make some fun goodies. I made this cute bag with the Stampin' Up! set-Batty for You. I used fun colors and added ribbons. Can't you just see me handing out the candy to the kids from this cute bag!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Life is Good!

I love this set...Text and Texture. It has great sentiments and it also matches some of Stampin' Up!'s new decor line. I made this card using colors from the bold brights family - Gable Green and Tempting Turquoise. The technique is called kissing. Basically I inked up the sentiment in gable green and the bacground texture in tempting turquoise then I "kissed" the 2 stamps together. What you see are the results. I also used the jumbo stars wheel for the base of the card. It just doesn't get any easier!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Online Ordering Now Open!

Great News. You can now shop for your Stampin' Up! products directly from me via my Stampin' Up! demonstrator website (see button on right hand column of my blog). That means 24/7 ordering. You get all the same benefits as before and if you order $150 or more you will still get all the hostess benefits of doing a party!

When you click here you will go to my website and see a red button at the top that says SHOP NOW. Click on it and do all your one stop shopping. There is also a button to click on to JOIN NOW. So if you have been toying with the $99 demonstrator special...Just click and Go! The demonstrator special is just until October 11th so don't delay! I would love for you to join my team!

Monday, September 8, 2008


Here is a fun and beautiful card that we made in our Glamorous Glitter Technique Time held on the last Tuesday of every month. This card was stamped using the Stampin' Up! set "Garden Whimsy" then we covered the whole card with glue from the 2 way glue pen and ran it through the dazzling diamonds glitter. It is much prettier in real life! My class schedules are posted at my website:

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Designer Series Paper Customer Share

Are you anything like me in that you love all the Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers but can't afford to get them all? If so, I have a deal for you. For only $25 you can have a 6 x 6 sheet of all 120 designer series papers. I will order it all, cut and assemble it for you. The cost of all 20 designs would cost $240+. Let me know that you want in on this deal and I will get it to you. If you need shipping, please add $5.
Also, I will do all the 14 colors/84 sheets of the Patterns Designer Series Papers for only $15.
Please leave a comment with your name, email address and I will get back in touch with you on what you want to order!

Faux Leather Creations

At my last Technique Time class - always the last Tuesday evening of the month - we learned a Faux Leather technique. This is a slightly time consuming process but we were able to make 3 different projects from the one piece of faux leather. Here is an example of what we learned. If you would like to learn more about these classes, please contact me via e-mail and I will be happy to give you all the details.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Stampers Swap Meet

This Saturday, September 13th from 10 - 3 will be my first ever Stampers Swap Meet. I hope this will become an annual event. We will get together at the Burnt Hickory church of Christ building and make 12 great projects - no cards. For more info see my website at All the supplies you need will be provided including a boxed lunch! I will also have door prizes. You will get all the instructions to remake all these great projects at home. This is one you will not want to miss! I have added a teaser so you can see one of the projects we will be making...a cute purse notepad with pen. Please email me by Tuesday, Sept. 9th to save your spot. Also, for extra fun bring a few handmade cards to swap with others who will be there and go home with lots of wonderful ideas/cards to use!

Real Blog Candy

Another project I made this week was a cute candy holder that I cased from elainescreations. I made a few little changes, added a Snickers bar and this is how it turned out. Pretty sweet, huh?

Country Living

Country Living and Stampin' Up! have again teamed up to give you a great offer for Fall stamping and projects. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

$15 Club Projects for September

My club members and I got together tonight to make a cool candy holder (with a snickers bar stuck inside) and a simply elegant card using the new Curly Label Punch Bundle. After showing my sample and starting, Lois, who always does things her own way...Hi Lois :) made a couple of changes and voila...the card you are now seeing. Thanks to Michelle who helped me punch and to all my gals for inspiration and fun!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Open House a Success

My Open House held on Saturday, August 16th was a huge success thanks to you, my loyal customers and friends. We made 2 fun projects showcasing some of the new stamps sets and the brand new "In Colors" for this year. I gave out catalogs and we all got to catch up with old friends. I also had my "Bargan Basement Sale" and that was a huge success. You certainly helped me make room for all the new stamp sets in this seasons new beautiful catalog!

Club $15

On the 1st Tuesday of the month (unless holiday) I host a $15 club at my home. I have members rotating the snacks and the hostess gifts. We get together and make 2 projects each month, share in some fun, fellowship and food together. Our projects are always fun! Club members place a minimum $15 order and guests pay just $10 to make the projects and just lurk before joining. I hope you may be able to stop by soon. Please email me at or call me at 678-910-9891 to reserve your spot. New clubs are always forming!