Saturday, October 29, 2011


Good afternoon!  I had a wonderful time at the SU Regionals in Louisville, Ky yesterday.  We made a couple of cute make and takes which I will share with you next week and saw some very inspiring demonstrations.  I went with two good friends and except for me getting us lost it was a beautiful day. 
Today I have one last Halloween project to share.  I used the Top Note die to cut the topper from last years Halloween DSP.  The eyeballs are actually gum and they are in a pretzel bag.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

'tis the season

Good morning!  Hope you are having a wonderful week.  I have had two days filled full of fun with a very busy two year old.  I am also getting ready for the next craft show so I made a few treats.  These are chocolate nuggets covered with DSP and packaged in a pretzel bag.  I added tags to some of them. 

I am heading to Louisville, Kentucky tomorrow for a SU Regional event, can't wait!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ahoy Matey

Good morning!  Today's project is a favor box for a birthday party I have been working on.  I used the Build a Bear die along with the clothes die which I changed a little to make his pants looked frayed.  His patch is held on with Baker's twine and his ht is from a retired stamp set(forgot the name of it).  I only have 19 more to make!  Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Grateful Heart

Good afternoon, hope your week is going good!  I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who stopped byt my booth at the craft show this past weekend.  I was a little skeptical about this one since it was a new one and the space was limited but I have to say how wrong I was.  I sold a lot and made a lot of new contacts, can't wait to get this new group started!  My card today uses some retired DSP but it was perfect for the color combination I wanted to use.  The greeting is from the stamp set Pursuit of Happiness and the leaves are from the Gently Falling.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Stocking Box

Good Friday morning!  This week has flown by, I have a craft show this weekend and still have a million things to do to get ready.  I plan to get a lot accomplished tonight at our Open Crop session, if you haven't ever attended and would like to, give me a call and I will give you all the details. Today's project has been in my head for some time, I wanted to make the Stocking into a box.  I used the Box #2 die and cut one end out and then sandwiched it between two stocking die cuts.  It works perfectly and will hold a lot of loot.   Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Peace on Earth

Good  morning!  Today I have a Christmas home decor project to share.  I have seen these framed pieces everywhere in blogland, I don't know who came up with the idea but I am enjoying making them.  The frame is 10x13 and I got it at a dollar store either Family or General can't remember which.  I used Letters to Santa DSP and Chocolate Chip card stock.  I got the felt Nativity at a craft and hobby store.  This was a very easy project to make and I am working on a few different styles which I hope to share soon.

Monday, October 17, 2011


Happy Monday to you!  Today I have a Christmas card we made last month at a Christmas SAS, it has a very simple design but the Letters to Santa DSP gives it a WOW factor.  I usually start in July making my Christmas cards and each month the cards become a little more involved.  So, if you have signed up for the Christmas SAS for this month expect the cards to be up a notch( now this is not to say they will be complicated, which is what I thrive on:) but just more steps).  If you haven't signed up yet, there is still time.
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

25 and Counting

Hope your weekend is going good, mine has been super busy.  I wanted to share a little about the conference I attended the first part of the week.  It was so awesome, we had a bunch of well known speakers and musicians such as Selah and Ricky Skaggs.  The classes were all good, I wish I could of gone to all of them but we could only choose 4 each day.  I am very tired and it has taken me a bit to get rested, our classes started each morning at 8:30 and we finished around 9:00pm each night. 

I do have a project to share, I actually finished this a while ago but had forgotten to photograph it.  I used the 25 and Counting stamp set and the Peekaboo Frames die.  I used a ton of different products on this such as the jingle bells, bakers twine, punches, buttons, and ribbon.  It is even musical!  I found these cute little music buttons at a local craft store and just had to incorporate them into the countdown. The music buttons are located on day 19, 24, and 25 and they play Jingle Bells, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and Silent Night.

 Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Christmas SAS

Good Monday morning!  Hope your weekend was good, ours was perfect with sunny days and lots of time spent outside.  Today I have one of the cards we did at a recent SAS using the stamp Jolly Old St. Nick.    The design is CAS but the embossing folder gives it a lot of WOW.  It is hard to see in the photo but there is lots of glitter.   If you are interested in coming to my next Christmas SAS, it will be October 27th during the day and then again that night.  Contact me and I will be glad to send you all the details.  I am also offering the class as a kit and will give you details on that a little later.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Just For You

Good evening!  I wanted to share this beautiful card made by my friend Elaine Lemonds.  She made it  for my birthday and it is just beautiful.  I also wanted to let some of my stamping friends know that I will be out of town for the next three days, I thought this was the best way to contact you since my regular email list hasn't been updated in a week or so and I was afraid of missing someone.  I am going to be in Nashville, TN attending a Conference on Children's Ministries.  It is put on by Lifeway and was awesome   last year so I am looking forward to it again this year.  See ya soon!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Birthday Bash

Shelby going down backward.

I hadn't got my photos from the girls birthday's last weekend until today so I thought I would share them with
you.  Their birthday's are a day apart and most of the time they each want a separate party but this year they allowed me to have it together.  The only catch was that they both wanted sleepovers.  So, I knew they would need some kind of entertainment and decided to rent some inflatables.  One of them was nearly 30 feet tall, taller than our house and had a double slide. I think the adults enjoyed it as much as the kids, I was even talked into going down the slide on the condition that no photos were taken:) 

Dalton completely wore himself out and had to take a nap and then start over again.
 Sadie's ladies posing for the camera.
 View from the second floor balcony of our house at the giant birthday cake.
Uncle Chad enjoying the slide.

Now on to something stamped.  I used my favorite Christmas set from the Holiday Mini, Comfort and Joy, for this card.  The image is stamped on Real Red with Versamark and then embossed in white.  The DSP is retired.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Snowy Christmas

Good evening!  Hope your week is going well, mine is super busy.  Today has been the busiest ever, I have had three new stampers to drop by and chat and sign up for classes plus I have been prepping for my Technique Class tonight as well as my Big Shot class on Saturday. 

Today I have a Christmas card using the stamp sets Christmas Lodge and my all time favorite set, Lovely as a Tree.  I added lots of glitter but it is hard to see in the photo.  I also used some Cherry Quilted Satin ribbon.  The design is simple but still a very pretty card.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Candy Corn

Have you tried the Candy Corn m&m's yet?  Oh, my goodness, they are so yummy!  They have white chocolate in the middle and the shell taste like candy corn and  are bigger than the regular m&m's but they will fit in the 1x8 cello bags.  Try them and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Good afternoon!  Whew have I been in a whirlwind, I hardly know my name much less what day it is.  I had some posts scheduled and they kinda got out of order so this may be my second one for today.  Anyway just wanted to let those who were here yesterday stamping know that Sadie is fine, she just had an asthma attack but is 100% better today(she even went back to school).  I apologize for running out on you but I am a Mom first and when duty calls...Today I have the cutest little turkey to show you, my friend Debbie(from Champagne)sent this to me.  It is adorable and would be the perfect place card for a Thanksgiving table.  It is made by cutting out two of larger tags from the Two Tags die and adhering them together and then making a rosette using the Simply Scored tool and fastening it to one of the tags.  This leaves a space behind Tom Turkey to slip a miniature candy bar into.  For the turkey face I used various punches.  Thanks for stopping by!

Colors of Fall

Good morning!  Just when I thought things were starting to settle down basketball and cheerleading have started so we are in high gear.  I have a case of the wreath in the Holiday Mini to show you today.  I started this some time ago then  other things kept taking up my time but I have finally finished it.  I love how it turned out and will be trying it again with Christmas colors.  The Simply Scored tool makes this a very easy project to make.  Most of the papers I used are retired, Istill  have so much retired paper that I am trying to use up. 

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Free Big Shot!

Good Sunday evening!  I hope you have had a wonderful weekend, I certainly have.  Today I want to share an awesome opportunity with you, SU has announced that during the month of October, if you sign up to be a demonstrator you will get a FREE Big Shot.  If you already have a Big Shot you can use the $99.00 to buy dies for the Big Shot.  But you know me, I need to make the deal a little bit sweeter...if you sign up with me you will also get your choice of any die in the catalog FREE as well.  I use my Big Shot every day and if you have ever thought about buying one this is the perfect time.  The only requirements to be a demonstrator is to sell a minimum of $300.00 each quarter to stay active.  If you want to sign up to just take advantage of the personal discount, that works too.

And since I am talking about the Big Shot, I thought I should show you a Big Shot project.  This cute reindeer treat holder was made using the Petal Cone die.  The antlers were made on the BS as well using the Swirls Scribbles Sizzlet die.