Monday, June 19, 2017

At Home

This card didn't turn out exactly how I planned but anyway...I wanted to add the sleeping puppy from the stamp set Just Sitting Here but really couldn't decide where to put him.  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Retirement

I have a sweet friend who I met when I lived in Alabama who is retiring so I made this card for her.  She owns a condo in Gulf Shores and  will be moving there,  This is the last scrap of this DSP I have left, sure wish Stampin'  Up! would keep these favorites around longer than one catalog, I am sure they would be a hit.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Weather Together

I am trying to get back in the groove, I feel I am so far behind at home and at my shop.  I did get most of the laundry done this morning, luckily we have a washer and dryer in the condo so I didn't have as much from the trip but since the guys stayed home this trip  I had to do their laundry from two weeks.  I don't have many items from the new catalog yet, just some of the things we got to preorder.  This is the Weather Together stamp set and the Umbrella Weather Framelits.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Vacation's Over

Vacation is over and I am exhausted but we had a blast.  The reason for going was to see my Shelby play in the band.  She is the second one from the right in this picture.  They did such a good job! 

Ava has to always get a picture in front of the castle.

This was Dalton's favorite part, it is hard to see but there are animals carved into this tree and they have a video projected onto it periodically with animals such as deer and lions that interact.  It was neat during the day but we went back a second time at night and it was amazing.

They loved Disney but after four days of walking so much they were ready to go to the beach.

The big girls really bonded during this trip, they have always been close but Sadie can be the bratty younger sister sometimes.  They are five years apart but Sadie is already taller than Shelby.  The biggest arguments are over clothes, Sadie "borrows" Shelby's clothes without asking and then Shelby sees her wearing them and the fight is on.

I didn't get many pictures of all four of them together.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Daisy Love

Stampin' Up! has announced that the Daisy Punch will be unorderable after tomorrow until they can replenish their stock.  I knew it would be popular when I got to preview the catalog several months ago.  In fact, it was my #1 pick when we were asked to list our top picks.  As soon as it is replenished, it will be orderable again.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

On Vacation

Good morning from sunny Daytona Beach😊  I thought I should let you know that I haven't quit blogging, just on an extended vacation.  We left Disney yesterday, our high school band did an awesome job leading the Disney Parade.  I was worn out, the little kiddos didn't want to take the time to even sleep. My plan is to be back home and stamping again by the June 19, in the meantime if you need to order you can use the Order online link at the upper right hand corner of my blog.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Serene Silhouettes


Today's card is a case of this  card  I smudged mine a little so I added the butterflies to cover it up.  This is a retired set called Serene Silhouettes.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Enjoy the Little Things

Sorry my photo isn't very good, we are having a super gloomy day here is southern Illinois.  I really like this daisy punch and stamp set which will be available in the new annual catalog starting June 1. There is even DSP to match as well.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Bride to Be

This is the third card we made at this month's bundle class.  I used the retired dress die and added the t-shirt to the top of it to make it look like a blouse and skirt.

Monday, May 15, 2017


I don't know what  it is about tie dyed t-shirts but my kids have always loved making and wearing them.  One my girls was looking through the Occasions catalog and saw the Custom Tee and Tie Died set and told me I had to order it.  It was on my "can live without it list" but that changed so here is what I came up with.  The Groovy is part of  a very old stamp set from 2001 I think but one that I have used a lot for birthday parties so I pulled it out for this card.  On the inside I used another stamp from this set that says "Hippie Birthday.   Love how it turned out.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Rad Dad

Today I have a Father's Day card to share.  I will also use this card as one of the cards for my Bundle Class this month.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

HAPPY Mother's Day

I realized this morning that I only had one Mother's Day card left in my shop so I got busy and made a few of these.  The 'Happy' is a sneak peek from the new annual catalog that goes with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.  The die actually cuts out Happy Birthday but you can easily trim away the birthday part and add a different sentiment.  I also used another sneak peek, the Glitter Enamel Dots, on the flowers and the lid of the teapot.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Delightful Daisy

For today's card I used the gorgeous Delightful Daisy DSP and the Special Reason stamps and dies. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Daisy Thank You

I love daisies, my sisters and I used to pick them and tie them together to make necklaces  when we were growing up.  We would be entertained all day making daisy necklaces and just lying in the yard looking up at the sky talking about boys.  My kids think entertainment means going somewhere and spending lots of money....what happened??  Anyway today's card is a sneak peek from the new Annual Catalog, the daisy is made from a punch and the DSP is called Delightful Daisy.  The stamp set and punch will be available as a bundle.  A few months ago I had the privilege of viewing the catalog on line and take a survey about the product offerings which I was delighted to do!  This set was my favorite pick and a close second was the Wood Crate which I hope to have time to make soon.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Eastern Palace Sunflower

I couldn't get a very good photo today because it is cloudy and rainy outside.  I made this card using items from the Eastern Palace Suite that will be in the new annual catalog but customers can start ordering it now!  You don't have to wait until the catalog goes live, you can go to my online store and purchase it now, just click on this link.

It includes DSP, card stock, stickers, stamps, dies, ink,  tassels and more based on which option you choose.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

To Have and to Hold

Today I have another wedding invitation sample to show you, these are full cards with the invitation part printed on the inside.  I had made some samples from preprinted templates as well but the girl I am working with wanted a more handmade look so I made up several styles for her.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

S'more Love


This is another item I am making as part of the wedding ensemble I have been sharing.  The bride and groom are having their house built and are adding a fire pit so they want to have s'mores as part of their reception at their new house.  I made this little tag to add to the s'mores kit.  This stamp was in one of the sets that I ordered when I first became a demonstrator almost 9 years ago.  I have used it many, many times and once again it came in handy.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Wedding Samples


Happy Monday to you!  Today I have another wedding invitation sample.  I had to hurry and get the samples photographed because the sweet gal that is getting married was coming to pick them up.  I forgot to take one of this one opened up, it is really pretty.  I put a  layer of vellum underneath the die cut image and the wedding info is typed onto a Pink Pirouette layer.    Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sunshine Wishes

I am working on  wedding  invitation samples for a sweet girl who has been a customer for some time,  I hope she likes this one because it is my favorite.  Show you some more tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Succulent Garden Suite

I have a Spotlight class once a month and concentrate on one suite of products, this month we used the Succulent Garden Suite and made these three cards,

This one was the simplest.

This one was a little more involved but still CAS.

And the last one was the most detailed and my favorite of the three. Starting next month I am making the Spotlight Class as a Class to Go option  for my long distance customers.  It will be free with the purchase of the Spotlight Stamp Set and Dies or purchased without buying the stamps and dies.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

More Succulents

I love when I can use my stamps ans dies for making home decor as well as cards!  This little pot of succulents is so pretty on my desk and I won't kill it by forgetting to water it.

I found this flower ribbon in my stash as I was trying to clean out and organize this week.  It's retired but I don't mind.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Oh So Succulent

I tried so hard to convince myself that I didn't need the Oh So Succulent Bundle but in the end had to have it.  Sure glad I got it because I love this card.  Thiss et will be my Spotlight class for April.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

April Bundle Class

Every month I offer a Bundle class, it is free for anyone who orders any bundle during the previous month.  You can attend even if you haven't ordered a bundle but want to pay for the class.  This is April's bundle class featuring the Birthday Blast set from the Occasions catalog.  I goofed on this you see what I did....I didn't order the bundle....only the dies! 

This is my favorite of the three, a colorful birthday card using the candle border bunch as well.

And a bright and cheery Hello card.

and a graduation card I featured earlier as well.  So, this is a very versatile set even without the stamps(which I have since ordered).  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Enjoy Today

 Can you believe it, I am posting two days in a row.  I used the dies and stamps from the Eastern Palace Suite which will be available for purchase when the new catalog goes live June 1.  I paired it up with my favorite retiring In Color, Mint Macaron.  It is a quite simple card for sure but that is about all I have time for these days.  My Shelby has Senior pictures today and then I have to make her graduation cards plus two weddings to complete.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 17, 2017


I have put off making graduation cards as long as I can, I have a high school senior this year and I just haven't wanted to think about her graduating.  She is attending our local Junior College for two years so I do get to keep her home for that long.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Eastern Palace Suite

Today's card was made using a suite from the new Stampin' Up! catalog available June 1, it is called Eastern Palace Suite. It also included three new In Colors, two of which I used here.  I haven't done much this week, my kiddos have been on Spring Break and they do tend to keep me busy.  I did sneak away yesterday by myself long enough to do a class at a Library in Marion which was a lot of fun.  They also asked me to do a program for their Summer Adult Reading Program as well as one for the kids which should be interesting.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 7, 2017

It's your birthday

This is the second card for my kids birthday card class this month.  thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

You Are Amazing

I have been Spring cleaning my card shop and trying to get a grip on my organized mess.  While doing so, I came across some retired items so I decided to use them up in my children's birthday class this month.  This card uses the retired Maze Game piece.  It has two little metal balls inside the maze piece that you try to get to the center which should have something stamped there.  Can't see it?  no, that's because I forgot to stamp it and didn't notice until the card was finished. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Special Reason #3

This is the third card from my Spotlight Class for March.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Special Reason #2

Card #2 from Special Reason Spotlight Class and my personal favorite of the three.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Special Reason

My Spotlight  class this month was with the Special Reason stamp set and matching dies.  this is one of the three cards  we made.  thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Cool Treats Bundle class

This is the second card for the Cool Treats bundle class. The class is free to anyone who has bought any bundle from me  in March.

 And here is the third one.

And here is a photo of all three.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Happiest Birthday

The Cool Treats Suite is my favorite from the Occasions catalog so I am featuring it in my bundle class this month.  The class is free to anyone who has purchased any bundle anytime from me in March.  This is one of the cards we will make.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Nailed It

Today I have a masculine card to share.  I used the Nailed It stamp set and matching dies from the Occasions catalog.  The inside says Happy Father's Day.  Thanks for stopping by!