Sunday, December 16, 2012

Having Fun!

 Hello Ladies! I have been having so much fun lately! Erik talked me into putting my journals on sale and boy has it paid off! ;) Ben asked me this morning..."Mommy what makes you happy?" and I said "making sales on my Etsy store!" It really does boost my outlook.

 So these are just a couple pictures of projects I've done lately. Lots of Prayer Journals and Card Organizers. I always love to make these. They are just fun and I never know how their gonna turn out until their done. Each one is a surprise. ;) Plus I love using all the Scripture stamps I've collected.

This one is already sold. I have a customer who has been buying a bunch for her friends for Christmas! Isn't that a thoughtful gift.

This week I need to focus on goodies for the kids' classrooms and maybe a family Christmas card?! ;) Nothing like waiting til the last minute. Hope you are having a fun Christmas season, holding your loved ones tight and celebrating Jesus' Birthday!

Christmas hugs from me!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Darling Ornament Kit! Available while supplies last!

 A Special Kit Offer from Stampin' Up!
The ornament on the cover of our holiday catalog is such a hit that we are making it available to everyone--just in time to deck the halls with terrific trimmings you've made yourself! We've simplified this fun project so that you can quickly and easily achieve the same results. In addition to the kit, all you need is a glue gun, scissors, and adhesive. (Our Anywhere Glue Sticks [104045] are perfect for assembly.)
Want greeting or place cards to go with those ornaments? The Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (W 128048 C 128051) gives you perfect coordination.
Fancy a little sparkle and shine? Sprinkle on our Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (102023)!
The Ornamental Elegance Kit (132832) is $14.95 and includes:
  • Die-Cut Cardstock Elements
  • Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
  • Natural Linen Thread
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons 
  • Large Pearl Basic Jewels
To order yours today just call me or email me at!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Two NEW great packaging ideas available today!

Available November 29-January 2.

Trimmings & Tags Bundle

Item 132769
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)

  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5" x 3" x 11-1/2")
  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x 3-1/8")
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)

Petite Treats Bundle
Item 132770
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)

  • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3" x 5" x 1-1/2")
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
  • Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards) 

I will definitely be using some of these for my neighborhood gifts! Cute!! Call me or email me with your order today! Offer only good until January 2nd! 

Monday, November 19, 2012

online Extravaganza!

 Call me or email me with your orders! This is a great way to get ready to make your Christmas cards! Select Christmas papers, stamps and punches are on sale! You KNOW how I love my punches! And there is more! Check it out HERE, then call me or email me with your orders!

Saturday, November 3, 2012


An Ink-redible Promotion!
Dates: November 1 - December 16, 2012
New demonstrators who join the Stampin' Up! family will received a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads-they can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals! It's INK-redible! 
That's 10 FREE stamp pads!! 
Also, host a $450 party and YOU will get the Ink-redible deal too PLUS $65 in Hostess Dollars and a 50% off item!  WOW!!  Let me know when you are ready to book!  This includes catalog parties and online orders.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Trick or Treat...

 Treat of course!! ;) I hope you are having a good Halloween. We don't really celebrate Halloween much. But of course having kids in public school you have to at least acknowledge the holiday.  And I AM one of those crafty Mommies that cannot just send candy to school with my kiddos. I have to embellish it! ;)

 These are the treats I made for Carson's 3rd grade class. Kit Kats are his current favorite candy. These two tag dies are the best for making little treats or bookmarks. And you get to use a lot of scraps for the small punched parts.

 I made these little cuties for both Ben's 1st grade class and Dalaina's pre-school. Pencils and a smartie. Cute! I love that my kids love to pass these out and share with their classmates.

 Again, lots of punching and stamping. I used a ton of scraps up on these projects. Love that!

Well, Happy Halloween! Hope you have a great day!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

One Day Stamp Sale October 29th

October 29th is the one-day Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular at Stampin’ Up!

Here are the details:
• Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15% off.

This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
o Background stamps
o Personalized name stamps
o Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
o Cookie press stamps
o Single stamps

It DOES NOT include
o Hostess sets
o Bundled stamp sets
o Digital stamp brush sets

There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.

*EMAIL me your order:
*Call me with your order: 503-484-4278
*Message me on Facebook with your order.

Start making your wish list today!!!  Tell your husband and family what you want for Christmas!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Teacher Goodies

Here is a picture of my sweet son, Benjamin and his teacher Mrs. Harris. He is in first grade this year and he LOVES it! He also loves his teacher. ;) Since the second day of school he has come home and asked me if I have made anything yet that he could give her. So I had to get on it and make something!! And I can't just make something for one teacher, no that would be too easy, I have to make something for all my kids' teachers. So luckily this year we only have 4 teachers between my 3 kids. ;)

Target had these cute little baskets in their 'Dollar Spot'. I also picked up these tiny clothes pins there as well. Wish I had gotten more! I decorated the outside of the baskets and the clothes pins with some of the current fall dsp from Stampin' Up! To the backs of the clothes pins I added some self adhesive magnet so they can use them on the chalk boards or file cabinets.

Teachers need to relax, so I gave them each a tea bag holder with Scripture Tea and Sugar.  And what goes better with a cup of tea than a good book? So they each got a bookmark!
 This is a magnet. I just clustered together a bunch of beautiful leaves from the current Stampin' Up! mini catalog. They turned out adorable!

Here are the goodies all put together. These were really fun to make and the teachers were all so surprised to get them. I'm glad my kid's like to give gifts to their teachers. They all work hard and we do appreciate them!!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

October Scrapbook Club

 Okay Ladies!! So here it is...this is the 2 page layout that we will be doing for our first club meeting!! Definitely a Fall theme. You get to try a couple new products; Core'dinations card stock, Sanding system (cool!!), Orchard Harvest DSP, Wonderfall Stamp set, Autumn Accents Bigz Die and the Naturals Designer Buttons.
 It will be a fun and busy night! You won't be disappointed! I will provide snacks and beverages.

Remember, for $25 you get to make this layout and leave with your own package of Harvest Orchard DSP, a pack of Naturals Designer Buttons and 2 more sheets of Whisper White 12x12 card stock. So you can go home inspired and ready complete many more pages at home. Also if you make a Stampin' Up! order with me I will reduce your club fee by $10!! 

Our club night is Thursday, October 18th at 7 pm. Send me an email if you have any questions or want to sign up!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Scrapbooking Club Anyone???

I am preparing a new club idea! Are you behind on your scrapbooks? Who isn't?! Well, I thought I'd offer a monthly Scrapbooking Club!

What would be included:

Two 12x12 page Layout (completed together on club nights)
One package of Designer Series Paper (12 double sided pages)
Four Whisper White 12x12 pages
One Accessory Pack (ie; buttons, ribbon, jewels, embossing folder)

Just think by joining this club you would be guaranteed to have a two page layout completed every month! Wouldn't you feel like you accomplished something!? Also with your extra paper and accessories included you have everything you need to complete more pages on your own at home! This club will begin Thursday night, October 18th! Please email or call me to sign up.

Here is a little something I added to my Etsy store recently. I do love the Mixed Bunch stamp set along with the blossom punch! And this is also one of the new in colors: Summer Starfruit. Lovely paired with Basic Gray.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Catching Up

Whew! The kids are back in school and now I have a bit of time each day to devote to crafting again! It has been a whirlwind of a summer with lots of changes in store for the Kowalker family. I hope to be sharing some of those changes with you all soon, here on my blog. I hope you all had a wonderful summer as well and are happily getting back into a school time routine. It just makes a world of difference to be on a schedule again. It's amazing what I can accomplish with 2-3 of my children NOT around. ;)

I don't have much creatively to show right now, the kids have only been back in school for 3 days. But I hope to share more regularly with you soon. I did however get to meet in person finally, Becky Roberts this weekend. We have been online 'friends' for about 5 years and she has been my Stampin' Up! upline for almost 3 of those years! Anyway, I love her and YES! she is every bit as sweet and spunky in person as she is online!

Here is one card I made recently that I used markers to ink the sentiment and love how it turned out. I always wondered how people did this technique until I got Stampin' Up! markers! NOT ALL MARKERS ARE CREATED EQUAL!! With Stampin' Up! markers you can color your stamp images and the ink stays on them til you stamp it on paper (you just give it a little 'huff' breath)! None of the markers I had tried before worked this way! It is so fun and cool, I just love the effect.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! God bless you! Now, do something creative!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

New Catalog is now Active!!

Here is the image from our new catalog from SU!
There is so much wonderful and fun new stuff! Remember that my online store has been temporarily deactivated so just email or call me with your order and I will place your order right away! ;)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Summer Birthday

 I just think this card turned out delightful. I used the 'rock and roll' technique on the fabulous floret.

 See the two colors on the flower: daffodil delight and island indigo. It's perty! ;)

 Dimentionals were a must here.

Thanks for lookin'! Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Twitterpated is in the new Catalog!

 I am so pleased that Stampin' Up! added the Twitterpated line to the new catalog coming out June 1st. I just got my catalog yesterday along with the new In Colors paper, ink and pens and I am in LOVE!!

There is so much fun new stuff; stamps and paper and ribbons and buttons! ooh la la! I am excited to try out the new ink pads too.

Hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 11, 2012


 I know it's already the end of the school year, but these little dinosaurs are so cute! I had to buy them for my kiddo's and I'm so glad I did.

 I made these little 3x3 cards with lunch notes in mind. I love to surprise my son with a note in his lunch.

 Their faces are so cute. ;)

Have a great day and thanks for stoppin' by!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Discontinued Accessory List Available

The Discontinued Accessory List was announced today.  You can see all the items HERE
If your favorites are on the list, order quickly.  Accessories are while supply lasts only.  Boo-hoo! 
The list is HUGE but don't panic.  We already knew the Decor Elements and Simply Adorned lines were going to go as Stampin' Up! is shifting their focus back to their core papercrafting products (yeah!!).  You will also notice that all the stamp pads are shown on the discontinued list.  The colors are NOT changing!  The pad design is changing to a new improved  Firm Foam Pad.  The Firm Foam pads offer better ink coverage and, in turn, better stamped images.   The colors are all the same!
You will also notice a lot of 12 x 12 cardstock and markers on the hit list.  They are being reconfigured.  Not all 12" x 12" cardstock colors will be available in individual packs anymore. Color assortment packs will be available, and some colors from each color collection will be available in individual packs. Stampin’ Write Markers in more popular colors will still be available individually.  Color assortments packs will still be available.
So.. if you have a particular color of cardstock that you can't live without in 12 x 12 size, you better order Up!  Same with individual markers...get them while they last.
Here's the deal tho folks.  Even though you are seeing a lot of your favorite stamp sets and products going away.  In each new catalog Stampin' Up! always supplies us with fresh stamp sets and up to date accessories that make our projects fabulous.  It's ok, change is good (even though I do not like it!) and 6 months from now we won't even remember what was on that list!  Just keep stampin' and enjoying!!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Stampin' Up! Retired List Just Published!

Time To Say Goodbye to the Old Favorites!

You can see the retired stamp set list HERE.
Whew! Ouch! Some sets I'm really sad about, but nothing a little shopping won't cure. Bring on the new stuff!!!
Retired stamps sets are while supplies last, so don't miss out!

Contact me today to order!
I have temporarily deactivated my Stampin' Up! website so just email or call me to place your orders!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Another sneak peek...

This new Summer Smooches paper pack is awesome! So many bright and bold colors and designs. Doesn't this make a great masculine birthday card?! This one will be great to have on hand. Masculine cards aren't generally easy to come by. ;)

Thanks for stoppin' by today! Now go bless someone with a card!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Sneak Peek...

he he he! The stamps, ribbon and papers shown in these two cards will be available April 1st! So cute!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Oh so lovely!

Have I mentioned how much I really love the Sale A Bration paper pack out right now? Because, I do!

This is also a Sale A Bration stamp set, only available until the end of April! And it's FREE with a $50 purchase!! I actually colored this stamp with my SU markers and look how beautiful that turned out! I'm gonna be using this technique more often.

So many details and layers added to this card. It's so elegant. I'm in love! ;)

Have a great blessed day!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

MOJO Monday 231 Sketch

This I think, is my first time to participate in a Mojo Monday challenge! What great inspiration!

I used the current Stampin' Up! DSP, Twitterpated. Love it! And the Tea Shoppe stamp set. They pair perfectly together.

This card really is so 'me'. ;) The colors and the tea theme, that's just my thing!

I am trying to do more stamping inside of my cards as well. It finishes them off better I think.

Thanks for looking in today! Blessings to you!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Fun with Buttons

Just having some fun with these beautiful bright buttons!

All products are from Stampin' Up! and available in the current catalog. Hope you're having a great day!