Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy Valentines Day

I love Bermuda Bay and Real Red together.  I am having an Occasions Catalog/Sale~a~bration kick off tomorrow so I have been  busy making up some samples with all my new goodies.  If you live locally, drop in for a visit.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Pirate Valentine

I know who I am giving this Valentine Dalton boy...he loves pirates.  He and I built a huge pirate ship last night from Legos.  He and Ava  got a lot of Lego sets for Christmas, Ava has already opened all hers and mixed the pieces together and hasn't built anything.  Dalton's are stacked neatly on the shelf from smallest to largest and he takes them down one at a time and builds them and will still keep the boxes with the directions in it. This is part of the Hey, Valentine set and is perfect for coloring with Blendabilities.    Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 29, 2014

P.S. I Love You

I don't know about you but I am excited to work on Valentines.  I sell my cards and last year I was scrambling the last few days before Valentines Day to get enough made.  The DSP is from a paper stack in the Occasions catalog, Stacked with Love.  I used a retired stamp set called P.S. I  Love You.  The hearts are cut with Hearts a Flutter and Hearts Collection framelit dies.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

HAPPY Birthday

Today I have another Sneak Peek from the Occasions catalog,  It is a stamp set with matching framelit dies but I don't know the name for either, I am at home today and didn't bring any catalogs home.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Thank You

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!  We certainly did, the littles were happy as could be  and the bigs all came by throughout the day.  My house is a mess but I am just going to let it be for the weekend and then I will make the littles take all their gifts to their own rooms, it is fun to watch them play and they even shared yesterday(that's a miracle in itself).

My card today is a sneak peek of the stamp set Painted Petals from the Occasions catalog.  It is a two-step set and has some beautiful coordinating DSP which I forgot to put on my order last time.  I made this to send as thank you for Christmas gifts.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Birthday Bash

I am having fun with my new products from the Occasions Catalog, I love this new Bow Builder punch. My card today is a CASE of one in the catalog but I stepped it up a little.   The DSP I used is called Birthday Bash.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thinking of You

I love this butterfly from the Occasions 2015 catalog.  It is part of the Butterflies Thinlit Die set and has a matching stamp set, Butterfly Basics.  I cut it twice, once with Pink Pirouette and again in Silver Foil paper.  The DSP is a sneak peek as well  called Something Borrowed.

I made this card for a sweet friend in my Sunday School class.  She has battled cancer twice and now it is back.  She has decided that she is not going to do treatments this time.  I joined this class about a year ago and the ladies in the class are quite a bit older than me but I felt that God was leading me to  that class(even though it is affectionately known as the last class before Heaven).  I had worked with four year olds for the past 10 years and was needing a break.  I instantly fell in love with this group, they nicknamed me "the baby".  I love all of them but J. is my favorite, Heaven awaits my dear friend.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hey, Valentine

Is it too early...for Valentines???  I think probably so but I am tired of making Christmas things, not tired of Christmas...just tired of Christmas cards.  I am really excited about Christmas morning, I think I have managed to fill all the little's(Shelby,Sadie,Dalton, and Ava) lists and the bigs (Heather,Chad, and Seth) are getting money and gift cards.  Anyway, I have a sneak peek of a Valentine set from the Occasions Catalog available January 6.  Did you notice the new colors of  Blendabilities....Bermuda bay, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, and wild Wasabi!  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Lip Balm Holders

I think this has been the busiest Christmas season I have ever had, this is another custom order ready to go out the door!  I made 14 lip balm holders for our pastor's grandmother to give to her Sunday school class.

Here is the inside.

I took a few pictures of three of my kiddos yesterday, Shelby who is 16 won't participate any more.

And one outside.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Merry Christmas

Everything on this card except the round ornament was a leftover from other projects or classes.  I am trying to use up some of these leftovers and scrap pieces to make room for new papers from my preorder for the Occasions Catalog.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Decorative Window Boxes

More custom orders, I hope you aren't tired of seeing these.  I haven't had time for anything else but I am so grateful to have the extra money at Christmas time.  These are the Decorative Window Gift Boxes on page 200 of the annual catalog,

Love the Star Dies.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Be Merry

Sorry about the crummy photo, we have rain and overcast skies today.  This was a quick and easy Christmas card.  Trying to use some of my neglected stamps.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Christmas Notecard

I have a customer who likes to send notecards to people who visit her church.  She comes in about once a month and buys her birthday cards and a new stash of notecards.  She is the sweetest lady and I always enjoy visiting with her.  I really admire her ministry as well, if we all showed a little extra kindness and thoughtfulness....imagine the possibilities.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


I had a request from a customer to make 10 Christmas using Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler, and Champagne Glimmer paper.  She was pleased so I am off to make 9 more!  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Many Merry Stars

It has been a while since I have stamped something for myself, I have been covered up with custom orders.  It has been wonderful to make extra money for Christmas but every time  I pass those new stamp sets, I want to make something with them. My card today was inspired by this card by Connie Babbert.  I love this stamp set, Many Merry Stars.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Gift Card Holders

Today I have another gift card holder.  These have been very popular in my shop this year.  I have had several custom orders for these as well, I am working on an order for 18 right now.  Luckily they are easy to make.  I used the Top Note and the Gift Bow dies.

As you can see, I am using up a lot of retired DSP.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Deck the Halls

I just thought I was done with custom orders!  I made 8 of these gift card holders for a customer.

This is the inside, I used Velcro to close them.  I used retired stamps and papers but my customers don't mind.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hot Deals

The Stampin' Up! Extravaganza starts tomorrow!  Some things are reduced as much as 50% but are only available until Dec. 2 or until sold out so get them while you can  There are two doorbusters(one on Nov. 24 and one on Dec.), so make sure you look over the details.  You can check the list out here. To make the deal even better, if you place an order during this special offer, you will be entered into a drawing for the hostess benefits if you use this hostess code when placing your order, FB7HPX34.  

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Gentle Peace

This may the Christmas card I send this year, it is a lot of coloring but I enjoy coloring.  This is a photopolymer set and is available in my online store but isn't shown in a current catalog.  To order click on the Shop Online link at the top right of this page.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

I love this sentiment from the stamp set Mingle All the Way.  We did this card as part of our In color class so the sentiment is colored with all the 2014-2016 markers.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Oh What Fun!

I am caught up with custom orders for now.  I did 20 Santa-tizers....

20 Olafs....and

20 turkeys.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Ornamental Pine

We got a surprise yesterday at our In color class, after we finished our projects Becky R.  had brought us 3 more projects to do.  She taught us how to put a stamped image onto a candle using wax paper.  I love how this turned out and will be making some more for sure.  She also had a snowman project, a cocoa holder using an envelope.

As you can tell, I promptly dropped mine on the ink pad after I finished it!  And the last project was an altered notebook which I think is adorable.  Thanks Becky, you made my day!