Friday, May 31, 2013

New Catalog!!!

 It's here!  The new 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! catalog....if you need one let me know. 

There is also a new promotion for the month of June, three greeting stamp sets at 25% off! 

Sale PriceRetail PriceDescriptionItem
$17.96$23.95Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set132070
$13.46$17.95Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set126707
$14.96$19.95Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set132085
$11.21$14.95Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set126457
$21.71$28.95Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set128706
$15.71$20.95Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set122497

Good morning!  Today I have card #3 made with the Bandstand kit.  Very CAS, my style!

And here is the tag that goes with it.


and the tag from to match this card.

We had a bad thunderstorm last night and lost our power for a while.  As many of you know we had a tornado hit our town last year and I guess Dalton remembers it.  We don't have a basement so our safest place to be is in a closet under the stairway which is where we rode out the tornado.  Last night when I realized the storm was going to be bad, I started clearing out the closet in case we had to get in there.  Dalton came through and asked, "Are we having a torcano(a tornado/volcano)"!  He was a little frightened when we lost power so after the storm passed we went to bed and the first thing out of his mouth this morning was, "Did the torcano get our swimming pool?"  So, you know we have all been going around saying torcano all morning.  I LOVE that boy!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Little Friends


Good afternoon!  School is out for the summer and I can tell already that it is going to be a long one!  You would think that two of the three would agree on doing the same thing or eating the same thing but so far that hasn't happened.'s card was stamped with the retiring Little Friends stamp set.  I had hoped this set along with Greeting Card Kids wouldn't retire.  Thanks for stopping by, the kids are finished swimming  for now so I guess I will be fixing three different things for lunch.  
ETA......I forgot to mention that you can still order from the Retired List until June 3!  

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Happy Birthday Cupcake

Good morning!  Today's card is the second of four I made using the Bandstand Simply Scrappin' kit.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Good morning!  Yesterday I started moving things around and making room for paper from the new catalog and found a Bandstand Simply Scrappin' kit.  I bought this when the last catalog first came out and it was still unopened.  I opened it up and made four cards and in just a little over an hour, the card stock stickers really made it easy.  I am so sad that SU has discontinued their scrap booking section.  The reason was because of low volume of sales, but I am sure a lot of people are going to miss it.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 27, 2013


Good morning!  Today is Memorial Day and a day of remembrance of all those men and women who gave all for the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.  My dad was a Korean War Veteran and although he came home from the war physically unharmed, he was forever affected mentally.  He had nightmares the rest of his life.  I hope you will take time out today to personally say thank you to someone you know who is serving or has served in our military.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Owl Tag

Good afternoon!  I had a couple requests from yesterdays post to show a close up of the tag that goes with the owl party.  So, here it is!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Owl Birthday

Good morning!  I am doing a  birthday party for a girl who loves owls and this is what I have come up with so far.  The DSP is retired but I had a bunch of it and she loved it so we went with it.  The card stock colors are Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight.  I still have to make a banner and photo booth, I will show it to you when I get it made.

Here is a closeup of the straws.  Paper straws are very popular right now, I wish SU sold them.

And a closeup of the card.

I also have some photos of my Shelby from graduation last night. 

Her "beauty pageant" pose!

Her "serious"pose.  She is trying really hard not to smile.

 And my favorite.  I love this girl so much and am so proud of her. They grow up too fast, it seems like only yesterday she was squeezing my hand as hard as she could as we walked through the doors of the kindergarten classroom for the first time. 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Just a little note...

Good morning!  Sadie's recital was beautiful last night as was she.  She will probably fall asleep in class today, she was so tired and then of course we got to bed late since she had a good visit with her grandparents.  Shelby graduates tonight so it will be another long day for all of us.  Shelby reminded me last night that I hadn't made cards for her band and choir teachers so I got busy this morning.  The music notes are made with a die(not from SU) and the colors are Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White.  I made five of these so Sadie can give one to her music teacher and piano instructor and Shelby can give one to her band teacher, choir teacher, and flute instructor.  I think I have got everyone covered!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

When in Doubt ...Dance!

Good morning!  Today I have the card I made for my Sadie, the DSP is retired as well as the stamp set but she doesn't mind.  We had dress rehearsal last night and tonight is the real thing.  I think I am almost ready, I have her a gift(a charm bracelet) and still have to get flowers.  The girl's grandparents are here from Alabama, it's rare that they can get to be part of their activities but this time they get to see both girls in something. 

This is the tag I made for her gift bag.

 Here's a photo of Sadie waiting to dance last night.

This was after the dance.  Sadie is a very tall girl for her age and all the kids in her group are so much shorter, you can barely see the little girl sitting behind her and she is up on her knees!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Good afternoon!  Whew, I didn't think life could get busier but it has.  I didn't schedule any classes for the last two weeks of May thinking that would give me time to get a few things finished up and the girls through the end of the school year.  It has been a whirlwind the past two days and the next three are even busier.  Sadie has dress rehearsal tonight and  Dance Recital Wednesday night and Shelby has Graduation Thursday night.  In the meantime,  they have hair appointments and manicure appointments.  Enough of my is the card I made for Sadie to give to her dance teacher.

Oh, and I did 150 of these for a wedding reception.  They were picked up earlier than I planned so I took a quick  (not so good) photo.  These were for a repeat customer so that always makes me feel good because I always worry that someone won't be satisfied.  I did an anniversary party for the bride's parents last year.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 20, 2013

God Bless You

Good Monday morning!  Today's project is one of the cards we made at a recent class.  I used the Quatefancy Specialty paper window sheet over a base of Real Red card stock.  The Coastal Cabana piece is embossed(non SU folder) and stamped with a sentiment from Crosses of Hope which is retiring.  The daisy was made with the Blossom Party Originals die which made it into the new catalog.   Just a reminder, if you want something from the retiring list, you only have until May 31!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Stippled Blossoms

Good afternoon!  Today's card is from my All Occasions class.  The flowers are from the Stippled Blossoms stamp set and the sentiment is from You're a Gem(retired).  The die cut is actually two die cuts glued together to form a new shape, a scallop square with one of the Label framelit dies.  The card stock colors are Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade(I hate to see this one retire, one of my favorites).  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Good morning!  Today's project is one of the cards we made yesterday in punch class.  I love the color combination of Coastal Cabana and Calypso just says ocean or beach so I used the coral image from By the Tide and added a punched fish.  I was inspired by this card.   Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mosaic Birthday

Good afternoon!  I am really enjoying the Mosaic Madness Bundle from the new catalog.  You can order one for yourself starting June 1.  For this card, I used all the new In Colors, I love how they coordinate.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

From my Heart

Good morning!  A quick post before I take off to the doctor to get my wrist injected, arthritis is not fun.  I am so glad this stamp set, From My Heart, made it into the new catalog since I haven't got to use it much yet.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Just for You

Good morning!  I had a new catalog Open House on Saturday and this cute little 3x3 was the Make and Take.  I really like to make up sets of 3x3's and put them in a cute box and give them as gifts.  The DSP is from the Quatrefancy Specialty collection available in the new catalog starting June 1.  The stamped image is also a sneak peek from Label Love and is punched with the Artisan Label punch.  If you haven't received a new catalog yet and want one let me know.  If you have ordered from me in the past year, it is free or you can purchase one from me for $5.00 and get a gift certificate for $5.00 to use with your first order from me.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Coastal Cabana

Good morning!  I love this new In color, Coastal Cabana.  I like them all this time but this is my favorite.  This is one of the cards we made at a recent class, the flower is made using three of Scallop Circle punches.  the background is embossed with the Modern Mosaic folder available in the new catalog staring June 1.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 10, 2013


Good morning!  I could not get a good photograph of this card, the colors aren't true here but it is really pretty IRL.  Notice the Washi tape!  It is my new favorite,  so easy to use and you don't even get inky fingers from it.  I am having Open House tomorrow and still have a lot to do to get ready, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Sweet Gabe

Good morning!  Today I have a graduation invitation(actually 45 of them!) to share.  My friend asked if I would make them  and add a photo to the front.  I made a couple samples but wasn't happy with any of them so I tried it in MDS!!!!  I was very pleased with how they turned out and so was Gabe's mom.  I tried glossy paper first but it wasn't good because it took a long time to dry and even smeared a bit so I used matte and it was perfect.

On a personal note....I am a basket case today and will be until midnight Shelby is on a train heading to Chicago for an eighth grade trip and  this is the first time she has been this far away from me.  I think she is feeling it a little too, she has called twice and texted three times and has only been gone 4 hours! 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Modern Mosaic

Good morning!  I am having a terrible time photographing lately, nothing seems to be working.  I have a light box and it hasn't even helped so it is what it is.  I really wanted you to be able to see this new embossing folder called Modern Mosaic, it is so pretty.  The DSP is from Gingham Garden and the card stock colors are Strawberry Slush, Island Indigo, and Daffodil Delight.  The sentiment is from Label Love and is punched with the coordinating Artisan Label punch.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Wonderful Mother

Good Monday afternoon!  Today I have a Mother's Day card to share, this is one of the cards we are making tonight in class.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 5, 2013


My Sadie got her costume for dance recital today.  She takes Jazz and Hip-Hop but truly loves Ballet so she did a Ballet pose.  She is taking Ballet this Summer and hopefully in the Fall the times it is offered will work with our busy schedule. 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

So Proud of You

Good afternoon!  I have another graduation card today, very CAS.  Three of the four area high schools have purple as one of their school colors so Elegant Eggplant is perfect for graduation.  I used stamps from Word Play, Go Graduate, and Pure Gumption.  Hope your weekend is wonderful, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Congrats Grad

Good morning!  Today I have a graduation card to share, I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.  Busy day, gotta get started. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Cutest Baby Ever

Good morning!  Today I have a cute baby gift idea to share with you.  In the new SU catalog they have a new section called Gift Giving and this Tag and Bag Accessory Kit is one of the items available.  I don't usually go for kits because I tend to not use them but this one caught my eye.  I love it!  It is going to be perfect for giving cookies  or small gits at Christmas or any occasion.  I put a small baby blanket in this one and used the tag that comes with the Accessory Kit.  Another new catalog item on this project is the Artisan Label punch which I stamped with the baby stamp from the coordinating Label Love stamp set.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Thinking of You

Good afternoon!  Today I have a card using the retired stamp set Silhouette Sentiments. I have been doing a little Spring cleaning and found a lot of stamps that have never been used.  This one was a hostess so I don't feel too bad but I am going to have to work on using what I have before I buy more.  That said, I love the new catalog and I know you will too.  Whenever there are change especially to the color palette, I am a little worried.  But this time I think Stampin' Up! did an excellent job with the Color Refresh and I really like the new In Colors.  I am working on samples so that I can have an Open house soon.  Thanks for stopping by!