Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I am Back!!

Good morning all. Its been quite some time since I have been here. I work a full time job, Praise GOD I have one, and that takes alot of my time. I have been stamping though. Holding classes and placing orders so I have time for that. I just havent been able to get into here and keep you updated on projects. Here are a few of the cards I did this year for exchanges and to mail. Some are mine and I have cased some. I want to thank all you talented ladies who have shared your talend with the rest of us. You are all such special people. This is just a small portion of what we have done, I seem to be having difficulty getting the images into my computer for some reason. I hape you enjoy. Thanks for looking and I hopefully Can keep up[ with this now that the Holidays are almost over. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Here I have Red and White with white ep and our satin ribbon. Simple and elegant.
This one is on Whisper White and a no layer card with the Patterened Pines set with Glorious Green and Real Red. Very Simple.
This card is with Night of Navy, Ivory and Brocade Blue with Gold EP.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Beary Best Friends

Here is a card that I made with the Beary Best Friends set along with Season of Friendship set and the sentiment from the Garden Greetings set. I cut the Soft Suede cs with the scallop edge punch and then scored it on the paper cutter with the scoring blade to make the fence. Hope you like it. TFL!


Hello again. It's been a while since I've been here to post anything. I think my last post was on Aug 1st. I've had a few computer glitches. I had to get them straightened out, still struggling with the email portion of it. Since I've posted last I've been busy with life. Not only working all the time and getting ready for fall shows I got to go to regionals for the first time. And Oh My Gosh! I really enjoyed them. Got to meet several people that you only hear of on the internet, and received so many terriffic swaps. Cannot wait to get to case them. Here I posted my swap that I took with me. I used black, only orange, white cs and the Beary Best Friends stamp set. and then I made the pumpkin out of the 1"circle punch and the small and large oval for the handles. then cut slits with my craft knife along side his hand and wove the handkle thru the cs and attached the pumpkin. The background was scored at an angle with the scoreing blade from top right to bottom left. It might be hard to see in this picture.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Here is my version of the gift tag box on page 14 of the IBC. I dont remember where I saw the measurements for the 6 compartment box, but I want to thank you anyway. I love these. These are great for any time of year and any occassion. This one is Christmas and the small one is everyday. Just email me and I'll be glad to get them to you.

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Wanted to show you a card I made for a friend at work. He requested a card with a bass guitar. I actually had to go online to see what a bass guitar looked like. So I cut out all my pieces freehand and attached to ww card stock layered on rich razzleberry then on soft suede. Drew my strings with white gel pen. I didnt think it was too bad, he thought it was great. Just wanted to share. Hope you like.
This card is made with the VeryThankful stamp set. I used the little turtle stamp and watercolor paper with celery, olive, caramel and melon markers with aqua painter to shade. I tapped the card front with stamp from itty bitty backgrounds and then ran thru the Big Shot with the Harlequin texturz plate. Hope you can see the background. Added an eyelet with the crop-a-dile and then added the soft suede ribbon. Layered the turtle on soft suede and added deminsionals. Very simple and quick. Hope you like it.

Here is a picture of a card I made with the new Thoroughly Modersn DSP and the Very thankful RMH stamp set. I added sponged flowers from the pretties kit and 1/4" rose red ribbon. The stamp I colored wtih olive, suede, melon, and bermuda bay markers then stamped on ww card stock, layered on melon and then suede.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Want to make some extra money and earn free stamp sets and accessories? Join our Stampin Up team between July 15 and August 31 for only $85 and receive this mini starter kit. Get the new incolor stamp pads and papers with the For All You Do stamp set and all the business tools you will need to get started. If you want more, you can start with the standard starter kit for only $199. Details are on the Stampin Up website or you can contact me at the info on the bottom of this page. Don't wait, call to get started as soon as possible before the summer is gone and so is this special.

Summer Fun Recruiting Promotion
Dates: July 15 - August 31, 2009
Promotion Details:
Become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator with the limited-time $85 Mini Starter Kit. The Mini Starter Kit contains the following products:
Item Code Page #* Description Retail Value**
115360 118 For All You Do stamp set $28.95
115658 155 Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
115656 155 Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
115659 155 Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
115654 155 Dusty Durango Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
115655 155 Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
115657 155 Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
100730 155 Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11") $7.50
115315 155 In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11") $7.95
*All page numbers refer to the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog**All products may be substituted for like items; see Mini Starter Kit order form for details.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Be sure to join me this summer for great stamping and scrapbooking fun. We have wonderful new stamps sets and papers with matching embellishments that you will be able to create an array of ideas for your summer events. Call or email me at the address on the bottom of this page to set up your day and time for a get-together with friends and family so you can share with them all the new items and ideas we have to offer.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


This is the new Razzle Dazzle stamp set and the new incolors paper and inks. The dsp is from the level 3 hostess set, Lovely flower bundle.
Here is another card with the Razzle Dazzle set and the new Razzleberry Lemonade dsp. I used old olive cs for matting as I think this is a great compliment to these colors. And the Rose red grosgrain ribbons we already have in our catty matches wonderful. Also remember those small areas you would love to put the incolors on your stamps? Well now you can with the new incolors markers. Love them! I think I have used them more than the ink pads.


The new Autumn Days stamp set is a great set. It has stamps for fall and winter and goes so well with the new incolors. This card shows a pheasant walking thru a wheat field in the sunset. Great set for Thanksgiving, Christmas or masculine cards. I'm sure you'll agree when you see it. This card is done with all new incolors.
I love this set, very versatile, this one I used the new crushed curry cs with old olive and ww. I stamped the background in versamark with the same branch stamp as behind the pheasant. The sentiment is not SU.

Here is another card with the new Autumn Days stamp set. Then I used the stripped RHR ribbon and the sentiment from Holidays and Wishes set.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Be sure to check out these other blogs from the Late Night Stampers Groups. Here are some of the most talented Stampin'Up Demonstrators that I have been able to find. Alot of inspirtation here. Be sure to check them out.

1. Gretchen Barron gretchenbarron56@comcast.net
2. Barbara Dondero barbaradondero@gmail.com
3. Tammy Fite stammpinmama@comcast.net
4. Judy Jackson judystamper@verizon.net
5. Mary Brown mary@stampercamper.com
6. Sarah Wills sarahwills@austin.rr.com
7. Selene Kempton e.selene@verizon.net
8. Virginia Killmore vkillmore@gmail.com
9. Elizabeth Sloman sloman4100@bellsouth.net
10. Marisol Gutierrez atouchof_sol@yahoo.com
www.atouchof sol@blogspot.com
11. Dawn Bullock Dbullock28@comcast.net
12. Sandi MacIver sandi_maciver@comcast.net
13. Stephanie Sullins stephenandsteph@earthlink.net
14. Susan Sheilds blestmomof6@cox.net
15. Rebekah "Becky" Jensen becky@stampthat.com
16. Heidi Michel heartfeltblessings@gmail.com
17. Barb Slaughter stamper0910@yahoo.com
18. Lisa Milliron uniquedesignbylisa@windstream.net
19. Connie Babbert iluvstamping@columbus.rr.com
20. Nancy Dawson nancy@centralva.net
21. Mary-Jo Price Williams technostamper@roadrunner.com
22. Kristen Brown stampinsilly@gmail.com
23. Elizabeth Hurst stampwithelizabeth@gmail.com
24. Bethany Keeney bethanykeeney@hotmail.com

Enjoy your trip thru these wonderful sites. I know you'll have fun.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Be sure to check out the June Country Living Magazine to see the summer cookout kit. This kit will only be availabe June 15 - Aug 31, 2009. It includes 8 die-cut invitations and envelopes, 24 food safe wrappers, 8 food tents to customize your food and two-sizes (28 total) circles waiting for your imaginative touch. You can contact me personally thru this site or thru the 24/7 bar on the right to order your kit. Don't wait too late, get yours ordered now so you have it in time for your special event this summer. You'll be the talk of the neighborhood.


Wow! It's been awhile since I've been here. Alot has happened since my last post. My youngest child graduated from Indiana University and moved to Chicago and is job hunting. (anyone with job leads let me know). LOL. So we were out of town for awhile with graduation, packing and moving. Then, praise God, I've been working alot of hours at work and not a lot of time to get anything done or hold many classes. I do have one this Sunday evening and I am excted about it. I feel out of the loop since I havent held any. So hopefully I can get some projects made and posted. I have been looking at everything you really talented people have been sharing on your messages and sudsol and am green with envy. I have seen several things I would like to case and when I do you'll all get the credit. Thanks for the inspiration. Look back soon for my soon-to-post projects.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Hi everyone. I decided to make a sample of boxes using the Matchbox Messages stamps from the Occasion Mini catty. So I hope you all enjoy them and that they give you some inspiration. The one on the left I used RHR box and the Tea Party dsp and wrapped with RHR stripped ribbon and stamped the "a little something" circle on w.w. and punched out with 1 1/4" circle punch and layered on rhr cs and punched with 1 3/8" punch and layered with demensionals. The center one has a Tangering Tango box with w.w. wrap sponged all over with tangerine ink then decorated with the little leaves from the sizzlit die and layered the "little thanks" circle stamp on top. Then the one on the right is a Summer Sun box with dsp wrap from the SAB catty and layered the frame stamp in celery on summer sun and stamped with the Sweet Stems stamp set. I hope you like them.
On the box on the left in this picture I made the box of pacific point and the cover from the Walk in the Park dsp. The label is w.w. sponged with baja breeze and stamped with Pacific point. The center box is of pixie pink with Tea Party dsp and a w.w. label sponged with pretty in pink and stamped with pixie pink. Then the one on the right (my favorite) is a old olive box with a white cover sponged lightly all over with olive and stamped with the vine stamp in olive. Then I got out my Christmas sets and used the words from A Cardinal Christmas and the poinsetta from Season of Joy sets, then attached with crystal effects a half pearl from the pretties kit.


Here is a sympathy card I made with the new Walk in the Park DSP from the Occasion Mini. I layered Baja Breeze cs with the dsp and layered on a top note of w.w. sponged with baja ink. Then stamped with the vine and verse from Thoughts and Prayers set inked with old olive and bordering blue. I stamped the verse on ww and punched out with the large oval and sponged the edge and layered on a scalloped oval punch of baja. Hope you like.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Today I made a gift set using the Oval All class planner Melissa Stout posted on the Stampin' Up website. Melissa is my upline so of course I am pretty partial to her, she is very talented. I used the Oval All set but changed the papers and did my own layouts for the cards. The colors I used were basic gray, kiwi kiss, rose red and ww. Also large oval, wide oval, and scalloped oval punches and the eyelet border punch with the satin stripped ribbon. Hope you like.


Hello there. I just had to show you my version of Melissa Rogers' matchbox gift. She posted hers the other day on her blog www.megastampinstudio.com and I asked if she cared if I cased and this is mine. I use the checkered paper in the Slumber Party DSP and filled with 3 of the matchbox centers attached with sticky strip. Attached a designer baja button with a rhinestone brad from the pretties kit and then used a piece of linen thread to the bottom of the box and wrapped it around the button to hold the box shut. It was very simple to put together. I want to thank Melissa for the inspiration.
Here is the inside of the box. I hold the usual 4 pc nuggets each. I wrapped them with a 3" piece of in color ribbons, and stamped the "just for you" stamp from the Oval All set from the Occasion Mini in Baja Breeze and layered on RHR. This makes a real nice Hostess Thank You or a door prize gift. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Here is my card I did for the design challange for LNS #16. I used pretty in pink cs layered with tea party dsp and w. white scalloped trim and then tied up with celery 5/8" and 1/4 " ribbon then topped with celery and white cs stamped with If the Halo Fits stamp set and colored with markers in blush, saffron, pretty in pink and banana. This was fun, I don't get to do alot of these with working all the time. Hopefully I can do more. Hope you enjoy it.


I love the flower pot cards everyone's making so I had to give it a try. Mine are assorted flowers and then a pot of violets. Hope you like.

Friday, April 10, 2009

My Quilt Card

I was interested in the quilt cards others were making so I decided to try it. I love the interest that quilts have. I am impressed with them and the ones who make them. So, here is my version of a quilt card. I cut my 1" squares out of the print pack in the hostess set level 1 of the Regal Rose, Apricot and the Basic Gray and glued them to a piece of non-SU white paper (lighter weight) and then trimmed to size and layered to Basic Gray and then on to Apricot CS. Wrapped 5/8" Rose ribbon around and layered a piece of matching ribbon and sewed a button on top to hold together with white embrodery (sp) thread. Then stamped the hearts out of the Wagon Full of Fun Set out of the Occasion Mini, colored with Markers and cut out and put on with demensionals. This card can be used for almost anything. I think it would make a great card for Mothers or Grandmothers since that is what I think of when I think of quilts. And remember Mothers day is next month. Not to soon to be thinking of May. Hope you Like.

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Hi all. Wanted to show you some of the items I've been working on these past few days. Been busy working so not much time to create. These are some of the items I will be sending to Sherrill Graff for her Late Night Stampers. Yes I have been chosen to create for her for the month of April. What a honor to be chosen. There are so many creative stampers and scrapbookers out there that I feel lucky to get the honor to be one of her crafters. Thanks Sherrill. Look at all of these little machbox boxes. I made these for Easter gifts for some friends at church and at work. They hold 4 pc of hersheys nuggets very snug, so are easy to tie ribbon around.
Here is my Lucky Duck card. This card is in Pacific Point and Old Olive cs with SAB dsp and Old Olive Ribbon and ran thru the Big Shot texture plate. Sorry for the blurriness. Must be a little shakey. Been working super early hours and not sleeping enough. Think I need to get some rest.

Another card with the Tea Party dsp. I used the texture plate from the Big Shot for the card front. Stamped, colored,cut out and used flower brad for the flower. No saying, just a versatile card. I have no idea why this is underlined. LOL.

This card is out of Kiwi Kiss and Tangerine Tango. Sorry for the poor picture, bad lighting and angle.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


This little cuttie is made from the Movers and Shapers Big Shot die. I saw it online this morning and I accidently deleted it so I am sorry I cannot tell you who made it. If it is you please email me and let me know. This is a nice size bow and will hold anything from mini note cards to lots of goodies. Yum!


Here is my version on the envelope Easter basket. I used Banana cs and the dsp from the SAB mini. Scalloped the handle with our Scallop Edge Punch and layered with the striped dsp. This is such a simple basket to make and if you would like for your friends to be able to make this cute basket be sure to give me a call and I'll be glad to set up a time we could all get together and create. You can contact me thru the info at the bottom of the blod. Thanks for looking.
This view shows a upclose of the end of the handle. I used the Petal Pizzazz set and punched out the flowers and attached with a bow.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Here is a cute little dresser I made from the new matchbox die available in the 2009 occasions mini. I used the sweet slumber specialty textured dsp in the catty and baja breeze, going gray and riding hood red cs with the yellow flower brads from the flower brad collection. Then I tied it up with the striped rhr ribbon. This would be handy on any desk for clips, rubberbands, push pins or any other small objects you use daily. And think of all the coments you'll get, they all will want one. Get in touch with me and we'll set a date for your workshop to make this little dresser and then all your friends will have their own. This isn't all my idea, I cased this from Grethen Barron. She does such good work and had great ideas. Thanks Gretchen.

Monday, March 23, 2009


Here is my version of the birthday card organizer that I cased from Anne Beale Yancy. You can see her work at www.mukibug.com. She does great work. Thanks for sharing Anne.
Here is the pic of the pages. I used bordering blue, choc chip ink and bordering blue, choc chip and creamy carmel cs.

Here is a closeup of the butterfly in the bottom corner. I used the Butterfly die from the catty. I just got it so I had to use it of course.

This card I used God's Beauty set from the Hostess set level one. I colored with the crayons and used the watercolor technique and cut out the little flowers and attached with glue dots and used Raspberry Tart DSP.
Here I used Tea Time dsp and Playful Petals set and embossed the card front on the big shot. I stamped, markered and clear embossed and cut out the large flower then attached to the card.

This card is from the Wagon Full Of Fun and Flight of the Butterfly.

This card is with the darling dots hostess set from the catty and new satin ribbon. This card is with the branch out set and the cloud technique on the back layer. You probably cannot see it in this picture but it is so simple to do and adds a lot to the card.

Another SAB card.

This card I made for a friend at work. It is with the bella birds dsp and blush pink with choc chip ribbon and embossed in white ep with the Congratulation set from the SAB.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Here is a box I made with the Top Note die and the Tea Party DSP. It was so simple and went together in about 10 min after all items were cut. I stamped the images on the top on matching card stock and clear embossed and cut out and layered with so saffron ribbon and attached a build-a-brad to hold all together and attached to top of box with large glue dot. Then stamped words from One of a Kind set and layered the oval punches. Added a flower and a half pearl from the pretties kit. These would make cute gift boxes for any occasion..