Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Stamp Camp - September 24th

We had so much fun at the last Stamp Camp that everyone wanted to do another one! So, join Linda and me at our next event on Saturday September 24, from 9am to 4pm at Hope Lutheran Church.  Make 8 Christmas cards (two of each design pictured above) for $15.  You can make extras of these and/or other cards for all occasions for only $1.50 per card. Come and go as you please throughout the day. Prepay to make sure we have supplies for you to make these cards.  Pay $10 at the door and make 5 cards plus $1.50 for each extra card you make.  There will be food, chocolate, and door prizes! Remember to bring your favorite adhesive. We will have the SNAIL adhesive and refills for sale that day. As always, bring a friend! 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ben's Camp Card

This is a card I sent to Ben while he was away at Boy Scout camp earlier this summer.  My sister and downline, Donna, helped me figure out how to cut and fold the cardstock to make the tent.  I paper pieced the bear using different shades of brown cardstock.  The sleeping bags were stamped on patterned paper and then cut out. Real twigs and hemp twine add the finishing touch!  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 5, 2011


I have been trying to post this photo for a few weeks, now, but I was having all kinds of problems with Blogger.  Emily has been away most of the summer, and the week she was home we just didn't have time to sit down and figure out what I was doing wrong.  Then, the other night I had an idea of what the problem could I finally had time to play......and, yes, I did figure it out...........all by myself!  Yeah, me!

Anyway, this is the 8th card from the Christms in July workshop Linda and I held at our church last month.  It is a shaker card, made using a treat cup from the Stampin' Up catalog.  It was one of the crowd favorites!  We had so much fun, that Linda and I are already planning another event on Saturday September 24th.  This time we will be meeting in the church's Fellowship Hall and we will have food!  So save the date, make plans to joing us, and keep checking back for more details.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Christmas In July Stamp A Stack - Part 2

This is the 4th card that I designed for the Christmas in July Stamp-a-Stack I am co-hosting with Linda Taylor on July 23.  Like all of my cards, it is SUPER EASY to make.  This one uses the Jolly Jingles Jumble Wheel.

 Linda designed these cards for our Stamp-a-Stack on July 23 at Hope Lutheran Church.  The smaller card is actually a gift card holder.  It's really cute, and a clever design that you will want to copy for any occasion.

This is another card designed by Linda.  She used the new Lace Ribbon Border punch.  LOVE IT!  You may not be able to see them, but each card has rhinestones on it.  If you RSVP and pre-pay for the Stamp-a-Stack by Sunday July 17th - you will get a FREE package of rhinestones to use on your cards.

Please contact me with any questions and to RSVP.

By the way, I completed this post without any help from my children!  Goes to prove, you can teach an old dog new tricks!  Now I may be able to post on a more regular basis.  I made a SUPER CUTE card to send to Ben at camp.  Check back in a day or two to see it!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Christmas In July Stamp A Stack

Linda Taylor and I are having another Stamp A Stack at our church on Saturday July 23rd.   These are three of the cards you can make.  For only $20 you can make 14 cards (2 each of 7 designs) and 2 gift card holders.  Get an early start on your Christmas cards this year, and help the social ministry team at Hope Lutheran Church at the same time.  Part of the registration fee and a percentage of any sales at the event will be donated to social ministry.  We will be having a morning session from 9 - noon, and an afternoon session from 1-4.  Bring your own SNAIL adhesive.  All other supplies are provided, including envelopes.  Prepay by July 17 and  you will receive a FREE package of rhinestones to use on your cards.   Hope you will be able to stop by for some fun, fellowship, doorprizes, and chocolate, of course.

Contact me for more details and to register!
Check back later in the week for photos of the other cards we will be making.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sneak Preview

 These cards are made with Stampin' Up!'s new In Colors, which you will be able to order TOMORROW July 1st, when the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog goes live!   Everyone who stopped by during my "Get the Scoop" event last weekend, made one of these cards.  Anna will be receiving a FREE PACKAGE of the assorted In Colors card stock, because she was the winner of my new catalog games!

This is another card that was made at my "Get the Scoop" events.  This is a quick and easy card made using the new Pennant Parade stamp set and the new Pennant punch.

Check back to see the Christmas cards that you will be able to make at a Christmas in July Stamp A Stack on July 23rd!  Details on my Stampin' Up! Website:

Thursday, June 23, 2011

You're Invited to "Get the Scoop"

I usually try to send handmade invitations to my annual "Get the Scoop" event, but I have been super busy and just haven't had the time.  I just got back yesterday from visiting family in PA for a few days (after taking Emily to catch her flight to Costa Rica.)  When I got home, there were THREE boxes of Stampin' Up goodies waiting for me.  I made this card using the stamp set "Pennant Parade" from the new Idea Book and Catalog.  I also used one of the new punches to cut out the triangles for the cones.

Consider this your (not so ) personal invitation to stop by my house on Saturday morning - anytime between 10-4 or Sunday between 1-4.  I will have copies of the new catalog for you to look at, and you will be able to make a few projects using new stamp sets, card stock, ink and accessories from the new catalog.  I also have some fun games for you to play.  Free goodies for attending!

This event is FREE and no purchase is necessary; although this will be your last chance to order retiring stamps and accessories from the 2010-2011 catalog.

Please visit my Stampin Up website (click on the link below or the link in the left side margin) and RSVP, so I will have enough supplies for everyone to make all the projects.  Contact me if you need directions to my house.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

My First "Solo" Post

Emily will be leaving on her first (of three) summer trips in 6 days! She has been giving me a crash course in blogging……..and this is the first post I did entirely on my own. Hopefully she will have time to teach me a few more tricks before she leaves.  (As you can see in the picture above, I need to learn how to crop the photos.)

These cards were made using the new “Strength & Hope” stamp set from the summer mini catalog. From now through August 31, Stampin’ Up! will donate $2 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation every time someone purchases this set. At our May stamp club meeting, members could choose which of these cards they wanted to make.  The "Blushing Bride" pink card was the favorite of most ladies.  The butterfly card was a close second, with two club members changing the color scheme from Poppy Parade to Rose Red and Rich Razzleberry.

The last two cards were made using Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, and Early Espresso cardsock and inks.

Thanks for visiting my blog.  Contact me if you would like to order this set.

Friday, June 10, 2011

May Club Card #1

 This card was made using the new Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch. This is a really cool punch from the new summer mini catalog. This punch has three settings: one punches a solid flower shape, the second punches a smaller flower and a thin flower outline/ring, and the third setting punches a detailed flower piece. It is fun to mix the different shapes. Brads, buttons, and pearls add a finishing touch. Here are some of the cards my club members made. (I didn’t remember to take photos at all of the meetings- sorry!)

Don't forget you have until the end of June to purchase retiring stamp sets and accessories.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Last Chance

Stampin’ Up announced the stamp sets and accessories that will be retiring. Check the lists on my website here:
Stamp sets will be available through the end of June, but all accessories are “while supplies last.” Many of the retiring accessories are discounted up to 40%, so don’t wait to place your order! You can order directly from my online store.  Don’t forget to check the clearance rack for more great deals while you are there. You can also contact me to place your order.

Now for a project…………….

This was one of the cards and bonus projects my club members made at our May meeting.

This is a quick and easy card made using the builder wheels found in the summer mini catalog. It is easy to mass produce if your child has several teachers! My club girls also made a bookmark using a giant paper clip, the Tart and Tangy stamp set, and several punches. (The smallest oval punch used on this card is on the Last Chance list!) The Tart andTangy set was one of the sets I demonstrated at my very first workshop – over 3 years ago and is now about to retire. Here are some other projects I made using this set:

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

One Sheet Wonder Workshop

When: Saturday April 30th from 1pm to 4 pm

Where: Hope Lutheran Church, Virginia Beach

Enjoy an afternoon of fun, fellowship, and stamping. Make these 10 all occasion cards for only $20, plus you will receive a SNAIL adhesive to keep! $4 from each registration fee will be donated to the Pastor’s Emergency Fund at Hope Lutheran Church. Supplies to make more cards can be purchased the day of the event, with profits also going to the Pastor’s Fund.

BONUS!!!! Register and pre-pay by Friday April 15th to receive the tote for FREE!! The tote is not part of the workshop. It is only available to those who pre-pay. Use the pay pal link or contact me now to register!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Last Few Days to Save!!

Sale-a-Bration ends at the end of the month! This is your last chance to earn free merchandise for each $50 purchase (before s/h and tax.)

  •  If you place an order with me (of any amount) from now until the end of the month, I will give you a “goodie bag” full of Stampin’ Up! cardstock, designer series paper, ribbon, and embellishments – enough to make at least 4 cards.

  •  If your order reaches $50 (before s/h and tax) you can choose any item from the Sale-A-Bration flyer, PLUS I will give you a FREE Classic Ink Pad- your choice of color!

You have until March 31st, if you place an online order. (Clearance items count towards earning free stuff……….and there are some great bargains in the clearance rack.) If you want me to place an order for you, please let me know by Tuesday March 29th, so I have time to resolve any issues and get the order in by the end of the month.

You can view the current catalogs by clicking on the photos in the sidebar. This offer is good for both local and out of town customers!

Hope to hear from you soon!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Stamp Club Projects

I am trying to finalize the projects we will be making at our stamp club meetings this month and decided it was about time I showed what we made LAST month.  These are 3x3 cards, each one made using one of the stamps from the Sale-A-Bration set “Punch Bunch.”   (You can get this set for FREE, with a $50 purchase, but only through the end of this month.) I LOVE stamp sets that work with our punches! We also used the Big Shot to add texture to three of the cards.  I don’t know what I would do without my Big Shot!  Contact me if you are interested in learning more about my stamp clubs.  First time guests are always free!  Come and have a morning, afternoon, or evening of fun and earn FREE STAMPIN’ UP! merchandise at the same time. 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Stamp-A-Stack: Set 3

This is the third set of cards you can make at a Stamp-a-Stack on February 19th.   These cards were designed by Linda Taylor.  For more details see this post. Spaces are filling up fast.  Don’t miss out on all the fun!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


This is the second set of cards you can make at a Stamp-A-Stack on February 19th.  See this post for more details.  E-mail me to reserve your spot.  Don't miss out on the fun!  Space is limited.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Stamp-A-Stack: Set 1

These are three of the cards you can make at a Stamp-A-Stack on Saturday, February 19th.  Everything will be cut to size for you.  All you need to do is stamp, tie a knot, emboss some of the pieces using the Big Shot (super easy!) and glue.  These cards can be used for any occasion.  They are made using the “BLISS” stamp set, which is one of the many stamp sets you can get for FREE, with any $50 catalogue order.   See this blog post for details about the Stamp-a-Stack, and then email me to register!   See this blog post to learn how to earn FREE stamp sets and exclusive Stampin’ Up  merchandise.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Today is the first day of Stampin’ Up’s annual Sale-A-Bration sale! From now until March 31st you can earn free merchandise, and who doesn’t like free stuff?! Here’s how to do it:

SPEND $50 and earn a free Sale-A-Bration item of your choice.

HOST a workshop of at least $300 and earn a free SAB item of your choice.

JOIN Stampin’ Up and receive 15% off the price of the Starter Kit, PLUS receive a BONUS BUNDLE of over $50 worth of Stampin’ Up merchandise!

EMAIL me if you would like a catalog or click on the catalog to view/download a copy right now!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Happy New Year!

We made these calendars at my December Stamp Club meetings.  They are easy to make, if you are not afraid of cutting and measuring to 1/8th  of an inch!  The easel card/
calendar sits on a little drawer that can hold small desk supplies or an emergency stash of chocolate!  Contact me at if you would like to attend a January stamp club meeting.  It is always free for first time visitors.  Visit my Stampin’ Up Website for dates/times.  Make this the year you start making and sending handmade cards for those special people in your life!