Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Huge Clearance Sale going on now! Punches under $10! Plus tons of buttons, ribbon, paper and embellishments! You don't want to miss it!

Check it out now! These won't last long! ;) Plus I'm on my way now! ;)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Stampin' Up has announced that the stocking punch will not be carried over to the new catalog. Once the inventory is depleted, it will no longer be available.

Get it while it lasts!

The item number for the punch is #120495 and it is $16.95. You can order it through me, or through my SU! website, HERE.

The Stitched Stockings matching stamp set can be found in the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Clear mount item number is #123784 and is $19.95.

The wood mount item # is 123782 and is $27.95.

Don't forget about the Clearance Rack on my SU! website, too! Some items are 80% off!! Check it out HERE!!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Birthday Card Organizer

Ooohhh so pretty! I just love this new stamp set! Elementary Elegance available January 24th with Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration! You can earn it for FREE with a $50 order! This stamp coordinates with the Curly Label punch, one of my favorites! ;)

Birthday card organizers are one of my favorite things to make! They are super easy, and make such great gifts, and are one of my best sellers on Etsy too! Again, I used the Night and Day paper pack (it's discontinued so I'm trying to use up my stash! And making these organizers are also a great way to do that!) Plus black and white color schemes are always fashionable.

A couple years back I acquired this calendar pdf template online. I've used it over and over again! It's great!

Here you can see how great these look with cards inside. Such a simple and easy way to stay organized. And when you see that perfect card for someone you can just grab it, put it in your organizer and you're ready when their birthday rolls around!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Prayer Journal Gifts

I always enjoy making these journals. They are quick, easy and always look great! This one was made with the now discontinued, Night and Day paper.

I generally add 3 sections in my journals. I used the round tap punch to make the labels. Works perfect everytime!

Also for this one I used the polka dotted acetate pages that are included in the Night and Day paper pack. So fun to have the clear dividers! You could write a special scripture or quote on the first page so you could always see it behind the acetate. ;)

The beautiful scripture stamp is from Clear Dollar Stamps. And the cute little cross is from Making Memories.

A few tips for making great journals is to always use a heavy chipboard for both your front and back covers. This increases their usability and durability so much! I also use my bind it all to add the spiral binding. I am considering changing to the Cinch. I know there are some real debates about which one is better. But I really think they both have some pros and cons. ;) Maybe I'll do my own product comparison one of these days. ;)

Hope you have a blessed day! Only 20 more till Christmas day! ;)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Project Ideas

Ornament gift tag cards. At 3x3 these darlings fit perfectly into the Stampin' Up! mini envelopes! And though they will be perfect to tag your gifts with they will also make great little notes for co-workers or in your kiddo's lunches!

I really like this color combo of whisper white, cherry cobbler and certainly celery. They just compliment each other so well.

First I cut out 3" scalloped squares in Certainly Celery on my Cricut with the Storybook cartridge. Then I cut 2 1/2 x 5" rectangles out of cherry cobbler and scored them at 2 1/2". Next I cut 2 3/8" squares from Whisper White card stock and ran them thru the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. After adhering these together I then stamped the ornament image from the Delightful Decorations stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink onto Whisper White card stock. Punch them out with the Ornament Punch and using a dimentional adhere to the card. I then tied a knot with Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon and attached with a glue dot.

So easy, quick and delightful! Hope you enjoyed this cute little number! Now go make some of your own! ;)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here are a couple pictures of the goodies I brought to share with my family for Thanksgiving!

Give Thanks for Chocolate! ;) I do!

Who couldn't use an extra bookmark right?!

Hope you all enjoyed your day and counted your blessings!


Monday, November 21, 2011

You Don't Have To Wait For BLACK FRIDAY With Stampin' Up!


SAVE 20 to 60% on Stampin' Up! products! The Stampin' Up! On-Line Extravaganza Sale is here! click HERE to find the On Line Extravaganza Sale.

The On-Line Extravaganza Sale ends Nov. 30.

To see everything on sale during the On-Line Extravaganza, click HERE for the PDF link.

  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.

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  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
    Discounts range between 20 and 60 percent.


For the next 24 hours, take advantage of a 20% discount on two of Stampin' Up!'s hottest new products, Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps.

The 24 hour sale ends at midnight MST today!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thanksgiving Favors

So how is it that every year it seems that Thanksgiving just sneaks up on me? I don't know. This year however, I am so in love with this beautiful Spice Cake DSP that I just want to use it, use it, use it!

These adorable favors are so easy and wouldn't they be cute at each place setting or as a token to send away your guests with?! And please, who doesn't love some chocolate? Especially at this time of the year. he he he!

Super duper simple and quick, you can whip these up! Oh, don't forget the kiddo's teachers too!

Supplies Used:

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock (119795), Spice Cake DSP (124003), Day of Gratitude Stamp Set (121148), It's a Wrap Holidays Stamp Set (122772), Cellophane Bags 3"x5" (103104), Decorative Label Punch (120907), Top Note Bigz Die (113463), the Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439) and Hershey's Milk Chocolate Nuggets ~ yum! ;)

Monday, November 14, 2011


I just love the new Spice Cake patterned paper from the current Holiday Mini. It is simply beautiful paper and SO me! ;) Here is just a cute little card I whipped up this weekend and thought I'd share.

I used the Fun Flower Die and the Decorative Label Punch. These coordinate so well together and with these stamps!

I also tried a little variation here and used the More Mustard card stock in the background of the flower here and just liked how the two cards look a bit different.

Remember, stamping INSIDE the cards is such a hot trend right now.

Supplies Used:

Crumb Cake Card Stock (120953), Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650), Spice Cake DSP (124003), More Mustard Card Stock (100946), Day of Gratitude Stamp Set (121148), Posy Punch Stamp Set (Hostess Only 122482), Decorative Label Punch (120907), Fancy Flower Punch (118073), Designer Printed Brads In-Color (122940), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), Fun Flower Bigz Die (121812) and the Big Shot (113439).

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Prayer Journal

Here is a fun and beautiful prayer journal I recently added to MY ETSY SHOP.

I've been trying to use up some older stashes of paper. I love this series from Chatterbox. I've probably had it for 6 years or more!

Scripture stamps are from Clear Dollar Stamps.

Thanks for looking today!

Friday, October 21, 2011


I am so excited with how this turned out! I just love the Spice Cake paper pack from the current Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog. It is so beautiful!

Fall Blessings Banner and Blocks
Kits are now Available!

The only things you will need are a Chocolate Chip Classic Stamp Pad, a Stamping Sponge, 2 way Glue Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals, and 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo Brads
If you have some similar supplies, substitute with what you like.

Included in the kit:
· All the cardstock and Designer Series Paper pieces, already pre-cut for you. Including letters!
· Decor Blocks
· A step by step written and photo tutorial on how to put it all together.

Because this kit is being mailed and not e-mailed, I have to charge for postage :(

US residents - kit price $30 (includes $5.20 Priority Shipping)

Sorry, banners are no longer available!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Jonah Time!!

Whoo hoo! This Thursday I am leaving for my bi-annual scrapbooking retreat at Camp Jonah!

3 days and 3 nights of glorious paper crafting bliss! An 8 foot table all to myself, home cooked meals, amazing women all in a beautiful Christian atmosphere. I'm telling you ladies ~ there is NOTHING better!! This will be my 5th retreat and I am so excited. This (I believe) will also be the biggest scrapbooking retreat ~ 60 ladies attending! SA WEET!!

Our theme this fall is Blessings. Beki Duke has put together three devotionals, one for each morning and what a beautiful perspective they will bring us. Yes, I got to have a peek at them already! ;) I love how it's not about what kinds of blessings we have been given like material things, but rather how God uses our circumstances to bless us. And what a blessing it is to TRUST in Him. Love it!

I am so excited to see all the familiar faces again and lots of new ones to meet. It is gonna be another beautiful retreat!

Here is a peek at something all of the ladies and staffies will be getting this weekend!

Hee hee hee! Camp Jonah here I come! ;)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October Big Shot Promotion


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During October, you'll get a FREE Big Shot (or up to $100 in FREE Stampin' Up! products) when you join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Taylored Expressions Blog Hop

This month's theme is Birthday / Birth day. In honor of Taylor having her first baby anytime now! As I have been in the 'back to school' mode, I thought I'd do a teacher's birthday card.

I used TE's 'Extra Credit' stamp set and CTMH's paper. I think they make a great pair!

I don't know about you, but I am so enjoying my kiddo's going back to school. The last two weeks I've just been trying to figure out my new schedule and getting two to three mornings to myself is like a new world! ;) Hopefully I'll be better about adding new creations to my blog to share! ;)

Thanks for popping by today and here's the list of all the participants in this months TE blog hop!

Have a very blessed day!


Monday, September 19, 2011

Stampin' Up! Simply Scored

How about this! I’m so happy Stampin’ Up! has developed their own scoring system called Simply Scored!!!

Click Here to order your Score Up! today!

I would like to introduce you to Stampin' Up!'s original scoring tool--designed exclusively by and for Stampin' Up! with etched grooves every 1/8" and the ability to score card stock up to 12" x 12". The Simply Scored scoring tool will help you create perfectly measured score marks.


Features of the Simply Scored Scoring Tool

-Comes with a high-quality stylus instead of a plastic bone folder.

-Stylus is ergonomically shaped and features a comfort grip.

-The high-quality metal tips on each end of the stylus--they come in two sizes--glide smoothly over your paper.

-Features a unique set of place markers that let you mark your score lines when creating multiple projects with the same score lines.

-Includes three place markers.

-Additional place markers can be purchased for flawless scoring.

-Includes a hidden storage compartment in the back of the base to hold your extra scoring markers a candy bar and some lipstick! They pretty much thought of everything!

-Accommodates card stock up to 12" x 12".

Product Details

Item 122334 Simply Scored Scoring Tool $29.95

Simply Scored includes: one scoring board, one stylus and three place markers

Dimensions of scoring board: 15-1/8" x 13-1/4" x 1"

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Back to School Time

Well it's back to school time around here and I am SO excited! My oldest will be in 2nd grade, my middle guy will go to Kindergarten and my baby is gonna go to Pre-school two mornings a week. This is gonna be a whole new world for me!! ;)

Needless to say, I am all about the school stuff right now! ;) So I thought I'd just share a little card I whipped up for the kiddo's teachers.

This is a really fun stamp set from

Thanks for stopping by today! Be blessed!

Monday, August 29, 2011

One of my Favorites

These Birthday Card Organizers have been a long time favorite project for me! They are super easy to make if you have a Bind-it-All or a Cinch machine. You just pick about 10 sheets of coordinating papers and with a few simple folds and your printer you can create these beautiful books!

For this one I chose to use some of Stampin' Up!'s retired Night and Day patterned paper. It is still available though and for only $4.79 while supplies last!!

I just love to see how all the coordinating papers look when it's all put together!

At the back I usually add an extra page for Anniversary and Sympathy cards to go into. Those are always good to have on hand. These adorable dies are from Clear Dollar Stamps and work perfectly for these organizers.

Hope you like this project, if you'd like me to make a class on this let me know and I'll schedule something for September or October (ya know, after school has started!!) ;) If you're not local and you'd like one of these I sell them in my Etsy store as well!

Thanks for checking in with me today! God's blessings to you today!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Ribbon For Sale

Looky, looky! I now have ribbon for sale! I was able to purchase a huge amount of ribbon at a really amazing deal so I am passing these deals on to you!

Check out my Ribbon For Sale tab at the top of my blog for all the details!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

TE August Blast From The Past Blog Hop ~ Collectors Annonymous

So the theme for this months blog hop is 'Collectors Anonymous' and at first I wasn't sure what that really meant. But I found out that Taylor wanted us to use things that we normally stash away and hoard because they are too pretty to use or we don't want to waste them or that sort of thing. So that made me really have to think. What do I hoard?

Well fortunately for me, I don't think I hoard much. (I wonder if my friends might say different of me?) But I am one of those truly lucky women who has a craft space of my own and I can pretty much craft/play at any given moment (yes, my house is generally a mess). So anyway, my point is I get to USE all my stuff!

However, I do think I hoard one thing...kits! I am a sucker for kits! Like the TE Key Ingredients kits ~ if you ever want a cool kit (that comes to you in the mail ~ EVERY MONTH!!) the Key Ingredients kits are the ones to try. So many goodies and paper and ribbon and everything already coordinates for ya. Fun, fun, fun. So I think I do hoard kits, but then again I use those too. But I have to keep them in their cute little cases that they come in and keep everything together. ;)

Okay, so are you sick of reading my blog yet? Get on with it right?! Okay, okay, okay here is my first sample! And guess what? I used a TE Key Ingredients kit to make it! It's a kit from sometime last year, and look at the beautiful paper! ~ Yum!

These buttons and paper flowers are from my stash and actually I have been kinda hoarding the flowers lately. But not on purpose! ;) The sentiment stamp is from SU.

And here is my second sample. Actually I made this one first but then decided to change the background paper around (I always make two cards at a time ~ anyone else do that?) and then created the second/first card. ;) Just to confuse ya!

Everything on this card is from a TE Key Ingredients kit and the stamp and sentiment are from TE's Summer Afternoon stamp set.

Well I am really enjoying playing in this months blog hop, I hope you will continue on the hop and see everyone elses beautiful creations too!

Blessings to you today! You can always leave me some love in the form of a comment! ;)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Fabric Flower Pin Now for Sale in my Etsy Store

I am just falling in love with FABRIC!! And why wouldn't I? It's just like scrapbook paper! ;) I am having so much fun with my Big Shot and making these adorable flower broaches. So many fun options with them. I have been pinning them to my t-shirts, but they are also so cute on hats, handbags, purses, even gloves.

I have taught, I think, 5 classes on these now and they always make a big hit. Some girly girls in one class really liked making them into barrettes and attaching them on their headbands too. I have taught from 8 year olds to Red Hatter's to make these and they are fun for everyone!

So what could be better than to start selling them on my Etsy site as well? These make awesome and personal gifts and could be for just YOU too! ;)

If you're interested in a class let me know. Or just order one today!