Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Holidays are here!

Well, the holidays are here. Where did this year go? I am trying to get my last minute Christmas shopping done before next week. I dislike waiting til the last week of Christmas to get things done. Then I feel I'm so rushed. Anyway, I still don't have a computer so haven't been able to upload any picture here is several months as you can tell. My DH doesn't have some of the programs on his computer that I did on mine so it's not as easy to get some things done. Maybe one of these days I'll get around to getting one. Hopefully soon.
We here at the Dillion house want to wish you and all your families a wonderful and blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Now on a business note, I want to tell you that on January 5, 2011 the New Occasion Mini will go live and you won't want to miss it. It is so full of wonderful stamps, papers and accessories that you won't know where to start. I know I didn't know what to buy first. Don't miss this great little catalog with so much inside. For you copy please email me at the address below and i'll be sure to get one to you. Or if you would like to host your own workshop please get with me and we'll get your date set and you too will be able to earn free merchandise. Just contact me thru the info at the bottom of the page and we'll save your date today.

Again, wishing you and all a wonderful Holiday Season.


Friday, October 1, 2010

WOW! It's been awhile.

WOW! It's been awhile since I've been here to post anything. My computer went south (crashed) and cannot be fixed so I need to get another one and I cannot decide if I want another laptop or go back to a desktop. Such decisions. LOL! I cannot still access the internet with my husbands computer and I think that is why I haven't rushed made any decisions yet. I just am limited on function. I cannot load pics to my blog or surf the net alot. This is his school computer and I dont want to do to much on it as he needs it for school stuff. So I've been limited to what I can do or not. So please be patient with me until I get another computer and get it up and going with everything I need and then Ill be back to blogging as usual.
I hope you all are having a great fall so far. The weather here in Indiana has been great. Not too cool and by the afternoon in the 70's. Great fall weather. I hope yours is as good also. So take care and I'll be back soon hopefully to post some more pics. Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Oh my gosh! How time flies. I can't believe it has been almost 2 months since I have been on here. I have been so busy with work and vacation and family things that I didn't realize that time has flown by. Since my last post, I took my 2 oldest grandkids to Chicago to stay with my youngest daughter for 3 days. They loved it. The oldest lives in Indianapolis and she thought she lived in the big city until she say Chicago. She loved the buildings and all the sites. My daughter lives right downtown and of course they walk everywhere. Well you thought we were killing them. They were used to getting in the car and riding. So needless to say they got their walking exercise while we were there. It was a great time to see my daughter and to spend time with the kids. Hopefully next year I will be able to take the middle grandchild with us.

Anyway back to stamping. I've been trying to get ready for a couple of craft shows we do in the fall as a Church group and with working my free time is nill. So hopefully with the holidays approaching (oh my gosh, the holidays are approaching, I can't believe I said that), that I'll be able to get some cards posted. I am planning my Christmas card class that will be at the end of September along with fall shows and craft shows. So I am planning on getting the cards for the Christmas class posted soon so if anyone is interested in attending you will l have time to get your order and reservation in.

HOLIDAY MINI! Yes the Holiday mini will be here soon also. I it will be live on September 1st and you won't believe all the new and exciting things in there. Anything form stamp sets to fabric. Yes I said fabric, designer fabric exclusive to Stampin Up. And wonderful brainstorming ideas to get your enthusiasm going. Ill post more about the mini as it gets closer to the first.

So in the meantime here are a few cards that I have been working on. Some I've cased and some are mine. I want to thank all you fine and talented stampers out there that Inspire me.

Saturday, July 3, 2010


I want to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July. This is a time of celebration and lots of parties. I wish all to be safe and have a blessed holiday.

New Stampin' Up Year has Arrived!

Wow! Where has the last year gone? Someone once told me that the older you get the faster time goes. And I believe it. This last year has gone by so fast. So here we are into a new Stampin" Up year and that means a new catty. And WOW what a catty. I can't believe all the new items that came with the new color renovation. Sometimes changes are rough but this one is so exciting that I believe you are going to sail right through it with out even a blink. With all the new stamps and colors comes new ribbons, brads, papers and much more. Oh yes, I don't want to forget to tell you about the new markers and crayons. And for a bonus, if you already have the crayons and markers you can buy an upgrade set that you can incorporate right into the sets you already have. You don't have to purchase all new ones.

If you don't have your copy of the new catty yet, please get in touch with me and I'll be sure to get one to you. You don't want to wait for this one. You can reach me thru the info at the bottom of this site and I'll be right back with you with your copy.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

4th of JULY

I have been cleaning out and getting the urge to use some of the colors that are retiring. So I made this card for the 4th of July. Hope you like it. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, May 8, 2010


These two cards were made using the Elements of Style stamp set in the Summer Mini. I stamped with versamark and then black embossing powder then colored them with markers and a aqua painter. The colors are regal rose and old olive and ballet blue in the second one. Gorgeous stamp set with several options for your own style, from classic to vintage. Be sure to check it out in the new Summer Mini.
You can't forget about Grandma and Grandpa. Here is a card I made using real red, going gray and vanilla cs and stamped with the pedaling past (summer mini set) and let the fun begin stamp sets. Sorry for the blurr, I haven't figured out how to get that out yet. I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the sentiment on the large oval. This is a simple and quick card for any occasion. Click on the mini catalog below and it will take you to the summer mini so you can preview it. Don't hesitate, it is only here until August 31.


The new summer mini is here, and boy is it full of new and exciting products. A new stampin around builder wheel to custom stamp your images to the great smooch spritz sprays (I love these) to wonderful papers, stamp sets and decor element for just about any occasion you can think of. Some of the following samples I made using items from this mini. Be sure to click on the link to check it out on line or just give me a call or email me and I'll be sure to get you a copy immediately. You won't want to wait, so be sure to get in touch with me soon so we can get you set up with your copy. Interested in having a get together with some friends? Let me know and we can set that up also. Can't wait to hear from you. My contact info is at the bottom of the page.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Looking ahead at my May classes to make fathers day cards, here is a card that I made using some of the retiring items. This one is on Kraft cs with the Log Cabin smooch spritz and old olive, really rust and vanilla cs. I stamped the tree from Lovely as a Tree set and the sentiment from Let the Fun Begin set. I also smooched the frame from the vanilla hodgepodge. Then I used my heat tool to set the spray quicker. It worked great. I think I am going to try it in the other colors and see what effect I get. I just love this smooch, it added a great touch to your projects. Cannot wait to start showing it.
Here is a retirement card I made using the Branch Out (retired) and Peddling Past sets. On ruby red and old olive cs. You cannot see it but I stamped the inside with the "Happy Retirement" stamp from Let the Fun Begin set. One set I missed for so long. Goes to show that sometimes you never see all that Stampin' has to offer.

A couple more cards with the Vintage Vogue set. Love this one also. Hope you like. Decided to use some of the vanilla hodgepodge frames I have been keeping for whatever reason, who knows. I think they have a name for that. lol

A couple cards I made using the Ribbon of Hope stamp and shades of pink.
Here is a card I made using some of the pink scraps I have extra. I used I (Heart) Hearts set and several different pink inks. Hope you like it.
I really like this card but I am so sorry for the blurr. I don't know what happened this time. It's on ww, so saffron, and bouquet bunch and one of a kind stamp sets. Simple but cute.
Here is a neat card that would be a great fathers day card. It will be here before we know it. It is on vanilla and choc chip cs. I stamped the motorcycle image then smooched with the log cabin spray. I love this smooch. I used the one of a kind stamp set and added 3 eyelets. Hope you like it.
This card was a quick one with very little stamping. I used papers from the welcome neighbor DSP pad, scallop punched mellow moss layer and stamped with the Peddling Past stamp set. Love this set. Quick and easy.
Here is another try at the black magic technique. I am trying to use up some of my discontinued papers, so I used lovely lilac splattered with the spritzer and lilac marker and ww cs and satin ribbon. Sentiment from another source.
This card I made from regal rose and vanilla cs and I used mostly vintage stencil. I sponged regal rose ink in the center then creamy caramel and choc chip around the outer edge of the stencil. Tore the edges and sponged them with choc chip. Added vanilla satin ribbon and a half pearl from the pretties kit. Then smooched all with vanilla. No sentiment, couldn't decide what to do from here. Maybe you can give me ideas.
Here is a different angle so hopefully you can see the shimmer from the vanilla smooch spritz on the front of the card. I love this smooch spritz, have I mentioned that before? LOL

Monday, May 3, 2010


It's May and that means it is National Scrapbooking Month, and with a qualifying purchase you can earn free Designer Series Brads. Be sure to check out the list below to see all the stamp sets for purchase for giving your scrapbook pages that extra touch and when you get your free brads just think of the pizzaz your pages will have.

Page Title Price wood mount clear mount
81 Extreme Elements 26.95
119 Framed with Love 27.95
128 Certified 27.95
129 Circle Circus 28.95
12* Elements of Style 27.95 19.95
13* Momentos 27.95 19.95
13* Elements de style 27.95 19.95
14* Rougy Type 26.95 18.95
22* Sentimental Journey 23.95 17.95
25* First Day 23.95 17.95
25* Camino a la Escuela 23.95 17.95
* indicates summer mini

FREE Brads with Purchase of one of the above sets
179 Flower Designer brads #112579
179 Filigree Designer Brads #112577
179 Circle Designer Brads #112571
179 Star Designer Brads #112572

Don't miss out on this great offer. Be sure to get in touch with me soon so you can get your new sets and free brads so you can get those pages put together. You can get in touch with me thru this page or by going to my stampin up web site. Don't wait, remember this offer only last for the month of May and it will be gone.

Friday, April 9, 2010


I am so excited about the new color renovation for this summer. With the new Catty for 2010-2011 we will be having a new color change. Remember, change is good for growth. We will be loosing some of the colors we were comfortable with but in return we will be getting 5 new colors and 10 returning old in-colors. I can't wait to tell you about all the new changes and how much I am excited and I am sure you will be also. There is a class this Sunday April 11 at Faith Community Church on Grissom Aeroplex at 4:30 and all are welcome. We will be hearing about the new changes then and I wouldn't want you to miss the news. Be sure to get in touch with me via this site to let me know you are coming and we will be excited to see you there.

Now that you have seen the new color collections, we know what always happens. We must let some of the ones we have been using and love go away. Here is a list of the ones that will be retiring on the 1st of July. But don't be sad, remember we have all the new and returning colors to take their place. Just think of all the exciting things you can make with them. If you would like to see the new items and colors be sure to get in touch with me and lets get a date set for a get-together with your friends and family so they can see them also. Just get in touch with me thru this site and I'll be sure to make it a eventful time.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Here is a card I put together using the Abundant Hope and Refuge and Strength sets. Dsp out of the paper pack from the SAB brochure and old olive taffeta ribbon. Hope you like what you see.

Sorry you are under the weather Tess.

Here are a couple cards I made with Tess. I needed to clean off my work desk and so I put a couple of cards together. Hope you like. The first one I made raindrops using crystal effects tinted with a little bashful blue reinker and dropped on the page with the end of a wooden skewer.

Easter Basket

Here is my case of Gretchen Barrons Easter Basket. I just love her ideas. She is so creative. I wanted to make it this month for my monthly Sunday night class so I changed it a little. I took the same design and changed the decorations. I made the paper roses using the large flower punch we have, I cannot remember whos turtorial, but when I do you've got the credit. There's a great video on Stampin connection for these flowers. Thanks to both of you ladies for the ideas. You are great.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


I just received my stamp set Totally Tess and I had to use it, so I made this retro card with the new Sweet Pea DSP in the mini. I used taken with teal, only orange and w.w. card stock. I re-stamped the image again on some Razzleberry Lemonade dsp and cut out her pants and top and added a flower from Beary Best Friends set. What do you think?


Here is a late Valentine card I did when I was cleaning up my desk the other day. This is the first one I make with the Sweet treat cups. I've had them but never used them. Hope you like it. I used the large flower from the Flower folds die and the new little heart punch in the mini.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

It's Been Awhile!!!

Hello to all of you bloggers out there. It's been awhile since I've been here. That's sad. I've been busy with working (thank God I have a job to be busy at) and with life in general. I praise all you crafters and demonstrators who are able to be on your blog and creating every day. It amazes me that you are able to do that everyday. You must be so organized. Anyway, I have been making cards and best of all I have been busy sewing the rag quilt purses. They are great gifts and I have been able to sell some. I have been making some totes with the Indianapolis Colts fabric and the people at work are crazy for them. They have even special ordered several with their own combination of colors for their kids and such. Its been fun. So when I get to card making I don't have the time to always get them posted.
I want to remind all of you this is Sale-a-bration time. With every $50 worth of merchandise on a order you get to choose a item from the Sale-a-bration catty. And remember this year there are several items out of the regular catalog that you can pick from. Just imagine that you can get stamp sets, punches, and papers for free. What else can you ask for? This offer is only until the end of March and then it is gone until next year. So be sure to take advantage of it now.

We also have the Occasions Mini catty available also, it is here until the end of April. So be thinking about checking out the items in this mini for purchasing. There are more new punches, papers and stamp sets for all occasions. (Hence the name). This year Stampin' Up and made the papers selections into paper packs. So you get 12x12 pages in a convenient pack with several color combinations. This is a great assortment of pages to choose from.

Be sure to get in touch with me to set a time that will best serve you and your friends for a quick get together so show them the new items and make a quick card or two. You can get in touch with me through this blog or you can order online at Don't let this time slip away from you, get in touch with me soon and we'll get these items in your hands as soon as possible.

Friday, January 29, 2010


This one is with sahara sand and regal rose cs and regal rose and old olive ink and the vintage vogue and whimsical words stamp sets. I sponged the centers of the flowers with summer sun.

Here is my card where i used sahara sand and regal rose cs with turq, saffron, olive and regal rose inks, and the new I {heart} hearts stamp set. What do you think?


Here is my sample of the vintage vogue. I was excited to get this set after seeing all the samples you talented ladies were making with it. So here is my first sample with it. I used close to cocoa, ruby red, and ivory cs. with cameo coral, ruby red and old olive ink. I used a dauber with so saffron ink to tint the center of the flowers. and then I used ribbon originals retired ribbon. I hope you like.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Here are 3 cards that I made with left over papers I already had cut from my Sunday evening class. All I did was maybe change the color of the ribbon or add a brad. I never let paper go to waste. I may not get back to it right away, but eventually I do get it used. I have this large pile of scraps on the side of my desk that I just keep working my way thru it. Hope you enjoy these samples. TFL

Here is a card that was a swap at my Sunday night class. It's out of Regal Rose and Almost Amythist. It uses the new pinking heart border punch and the new dot, dot, dot stamp set. Isn't it cute? There are 2 different views of it.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Here is a valentines card I made using the new items out of the Occcasions Mini. The new Sending Love Specialty Paper is wonderful. I love the glitttered pages. I used the triple heart punch along with the new little heart punch, well scripted stamp set and very vaniolla satin ribbon held with a hat pin from our pretties set. Don' you just love it?

Monday, January 11, 2010


It's SALE-A-BRATION time again. Remember how this works? With only a $50 purchase of merchandise either from the regular idea book or the occasion mini, which is also available now, you can receive one free item from the Sale-a-bration mini catty. But this time there is a kicker, you not only get to pick from the mini you can also pick from special selected items from the regular catty. WOW! What a bonus! Remember also, this is available only until March 31, 2010 and then it is gone. So be sure to get your date booked or your order in before its too late to take advantage of this promotion.
It's finally here, the 2010 Occasions Mini catalog. Full of new stamp sets and paper packs along with the new punches, ribbons, buttons and brads and of course the new Decor Elements. There is everything from Valentines to Easter to children to wall decor. I'm sure you can find something there to wet your appetite. We will be using all new products from this catalog in class this month so be sure to attend to see whats new. If you cannot attend be sure to get ahold of me to book your own get together with your friends and family.