Wednesday, December 31, 2014

SAB Anniversary Card

Isn't this card purdy : )
One of the SAB choices is this beautiful emboss resist DSP.  As you guys know, I'm a huge fan of the emboss resist technique.  I do it frequently!  Love, love, love it!  Now that there is a paper available it makes it even easier to do projects with the emboss resist technique!

The paper comes white with clear embossed images on it, so you can essentially create any color paper that you want.  I used a Stampin' Spritzer with some rubbing alcohol and some drops of Pear Pizazz re-inker.  I sprayed the paper and wiped it off with a clean towel  Let it quickly dry and it's ready to adhere to your project!

This card is one of the 6 featured at my January Just Cards Class on Jan. 30th.  I would love to have you join me in person or you can also do this class by mail!  Just CLICK HERE to RSVP for more information!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

January Classes

Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Kick Off

Saturday, January 3rd 12-3PM
Open House Style Event

Come out and get your brand new catalogs, see some awesome samples and products and get your hands on some of the new goodies while creating 2 Make n' Takes!  I will have class schedules available as well as my calendar so we can get your private party on it!  

Valentine's Day Class

Friday, January 9th 7-9PM

Check out some of the new products in the Occasions Catalog while making these 6 super cute Valentine's Day/Love Themed Projects.  Create 3 cards, 1 3"X3" card, 1 treat bag and 1 treat box!
Cost is $15 or FREE with a min. order with me that evening!
Please bring your own SNAIL adhesive and RSVP by Jan. 7th HERE
This class is available by mail, RSVP above for more information.

Just Cards Class

Friday, January 30th 7-9PM

Join me for a relaxing evening of stamping!  Create these 6 all-occasion cards, envelopes included.  This class is perfect for a beginning stamper or someone looking for a relaxing way to spend an evening crafting.  Cost is $12 or FREE with a min. order with me that evening.
Please bring your own SNAIL adhesive and RSVP by Jan. 28th HERE.
This class is also available by mail, RSVP above for more information.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Another Sneak Peek

Okay, okay...I know yesterday was Christmas and you're probably thinking, "Valentine's Day already?!"  But, hear me out...these new sets are SO STINKIN' CUTE!  For those of you who do your children's Valentines, you can appreciate having a head start on getting them done.  I'm of course one of those moms and it takes me weeks to get them done because of other daily responsibilities. 

I love this set called Hey, Valentine for lots of reasons.  One being they are kid friendly cute.  We can all appreciate a sophisticated and elegant Valentine card, but many of those do you need??  One most likely!  Now kids Valentines are a whole other story!  We all have kids in our lives one way or another.  Daughters, sons, nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren, friends children, the list goes on.  There are lots of super cute images in this set that no only lend to cute cards, but also tags!  Perfect additions to those candy gifts we tend to give on Valentines Day.

Another one of my favorite parts to this set is the open space, lined images that are awesome for coloring!  Whether you are doing the coloring with our fabulous Stampin' Write Markers or Blendabilities.  Or you can just plain stamp the images on a squares of Whisper White Card Stock, package them up all cute and give them as Valentines!

Don't forget the BRAND NEW 2015 Occasions Catalog and SAB Brochure go live on January 6th!
I will be doing an Occasions Catalog and SAB Kickoff at my home on Saturday, January 3rd from 12-3pm Open House Style to introduce you to the new catty!  Come on our and make 2 super cute Make n' Takes, see some new products and samples, and get your new Catalogs and Class Schedules!
Click HERE to RSVP to the Kick Off Event
Long Distance Customer?  Need a Demonstrator?  Click HERE to let me know you need a catalog!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


It's always exciting when Stampin' Up! updates the Clearance Rack, but these Year-End Closeouts are even more exciting because the deals are on CURRENTLY AVAILABLE product!  Up to 80% OFF!  You have to see what's new!  They have added tons of stuff!  Click the image above to see what's on sale!  Happy Shopping!  

Monday, December 22, 2014

Last minute teacher gifts!

I'm a last minute kinda girl...always have been.  Wonder if that will ever
Somehow I doubt it!  So here are my last minute teacher gifts!  
I hate the whole 'gift card' cause I didn't know what else to get you thing.  Don't get me wrong, gift cards have a place...but handmade gifts at Christmastime are the best.

Bath Salts are in the jar.  Here are the ingredients:
1 cup of Epsom Salt
1/2 cup Sea Salt
2 Tbsp. Baking Soda
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
Peppermint Oil
Red Food Coloring

Mix all of your dry ingredients first, then add your olive oil.  Once you have it completely combined add your peppermint oil and food coloring until you reached your desired effect.

Then you can spoon your mixture into any glass jar of your choice.  Mason jars or jars like this one I found at my local craft store.  
Then all you have to do is decorate your jar!  I've once again used the Mingle All the Way stamp set, one of my faves!

Once your jar is complete, you can then get an idea of what size box you need to create using your Gift Box Punch Board to create the perfect packaging.  For my particular jar I created a box that measured 3 1/4" X 3 1/4" X 4".  Your box size will vary.
I decorated it with a bit of our wrapping paper, ribbon and Baker's Twine.

I hope you find this project inspirational!  Make those teachers in your life something from the heart this Christmas!  My blog will be a tad quite over the next week for obvious reasons, but rest assured, I will be back at it with amazing samples from the Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Brochure that starts on Jan. 6th!  Be sure to Subscribe to my Blog so you get an email when I post the next project! 
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my fans and friends!
Thank you for being such a blessing in my life this year!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Pretty Packages

When it comes to gifts, we all know that packaging is everything!  You want to show the ones you love that you care just as much about what's inside as you do on their first impression, right?!
This box is super easy to put together and a good size for a lot of things, but will fit handmade cards and envelopes beautifully!  

The belly band keeps this box closed and adding a 'thumb space' will help your recipient open your beautiful box to see what's inside even easier.

Made of our Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper, this cardstock is extra heavy and perfect for box making.  So here's how to make it!

You will need:
Card Stock measuring 12" X 8" for the box
Card Stock measuring 1" X 12" for the belly band

With your box card stock in portrait orientation (8" accross the top of your Simply Scored) score it at 1", then rotate 180 degrees and score at 1" again.  So each side should have a 1" score mark
Then in landscape orientation score it at 1" and 5 1/2" on both sides.
Cut up on all of your score lines and trim out a small triangle to help your box go together better.  This step isn't necessary, but it does help your box fit snug and look good.
Place Sticky Strip on your tabs, and bring up the sides to create your box.  Before you attach the top of the box, be sure to punch out your thumb hole.  You can do it after, but it's much easier before you assemble the box.  I used the 1 3/8" circle punch but any circle or oval punch will work just fine.  

The belly band is simply just bent around the box and attached with sticky strip.  You want it to be snug around your box, but not so tight you can't easily slide it off.  

The sentiment is from Mingle All the Way and stamped in Garden Green on Kraft Card Stock.  I popped that image up on a 2 3/8" Red Glimmer Paper.  I sponged the edges of the box and belly band with White Craft Ink.  

What would you put in this box?  

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Monday, December 15, 2014

2015 Occasions and SAB SNEAK PEEK

Demonstrators have it made because we can preorder products before they go live usually about 1 month ahead of time.  I was so excited when UPS dropped off my Stampin' Up! package full of new 2015 Occasions and SAB catalog product!
This is one of the sets I preorderd called Celebrate Today.
Loving the balloon right?!  It's a framelit!!!!  Yes!  Stamp and matching framelit!

Although this set screams birthday cards, it also will work with lots of other occasions, just like this one!  I have lots of friends having babies next year, so baby cards are on my mind!

If you aren't already working with a demonstrator and would like a catalog, please CLICK HERE to request one!  I would be happy to get one in the mail to you!

Lots of sneak peeks to come, but the catalog goes live on January 6th, so not too much longer!
Can't wait for you all to see the beauty in this catalog!

Sunday, December 14, 2014


The best gift of all is truly a Gift Certificate to the one you love.  If they love Stampin' Up! products or attending my classes, this is the gift to give!  
Available all year long, although these are Christmas time certificates, they make the perfect gift! 

You can gift any amount you choose!  I will send this gift certificate to your recipient or to you per your request.  CLICK HERE to order your Gift Certificate today! 

I hope you all enjoyed Gift Giving Week as much as I did!
There truly are so many gift ideas I could keep going until the end of the month, but this week was a few ideas to hopefully get some of your loved ones all set up for the season!

You can always order 24/7 HERE

Saturday, December 13, 2014


Got a serious crafter on your hands?  Is she always complaining about organization?  "I can never find what I need!"  Here are some solutions to that problem!  Stampin' Up! has all kinds of storage that will help your favorite crafter stay organized and happy! 
Whether she has so many Big Shot Dies she doesn't know where to put them all, or an ink pad collection that needs a home, you can find a solution HERE!

Local?  I will wrap that package up all pretty for you!  No charge!  Just shoot me an email HERE!

Friday, December 12, 2014


Here's a gift that doesn't require a love for paper crafting or even crafts at all!
If you've ever heard of "smash books" then you likely know what these are for.  This and That Journals are Stampin' Up!'s answer to the smash book world.  These journals are filled with pages to journal, add photos, ticket stubs, whatever your heart desires!  Perfect for teenagers or on the go 20 somethings!  It gives them a way to document their life in their own way!
There are 3 different styles to choose from, see more information HERE.

Today is the LAST DAY to order with NORMAL SHIPPING to receive your order by Christmas.  After today I would recommend using EXPEDITED SHIPPING to ensure Christmas delivery!

Let me wrap that gift up so it's the coolest one under the tree!  Just send me an email HERE!

Thursday, December 11, 2014


Let your paper crafter custom envelopes or boxes till their heart's content!
Both the Envelope Punch Board and the Gift Box Punch Board are simple to use and will help create beautiful packaging for all types of projects!
And we all know it's all about the packaging!

Reminder: I will gift wrap your present at no extra charge!  Make sure that your present is the prettiest one under the tree this year!  Wrapped in Stampin' Up!'s wrapping paper, tied with a beautiful ribbon and finished with a knockout cute tag!
Click HERE to email me!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Ever wondered what this "Big Shot Machine" is?  You've probably heard your wife say it more than once.  "Some day I really want to get one of those...they can do so much!"
They sure can!  Embossing, steel ruled dies, Framelits, Thinlits, XL dies, fabric, felt, does it all!  There is no better time to spoil your Mrs than now with a Big Shot Die Cutting Machine!
Maybe the Big Shot is a little much for your newbie stamper...I have a solution!  The Texture Boutique is a ultra light weight and easy to use embossing machine!  She will be able to emboss beautiful projects till her heart is content with this gift!
Click HERE for all the info on both of these amazing machines!

Don't forget I do free gift wrapping and will make sure your present shines above the rest!  Just contact me for more information!  

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Paper Pumpkin is the gift that keeps on giving!  #3 in our weekly series of fabulous gifts, this is a favorite of mine!  This super awesome little red box comes automatically each month with a new and fun project ready to create!  They vary from card kits, tags, home decor and so much more!  Also, your gift recipient will receive a free clear block in their first kit to use with their kits!

These monthly boxes of joy come complete with everything they will need to create that month's project!  Stamps, ink, embellishments and card stock!  An awesome gift for only $19.95 per month!  You can gift a 1, 3, 6 or 12 month subscription!  I recommend the 3 month because it will give them 3 months of awesome crafting so they can decide if they want to continue their subscription on their own!  You can see all the pricing and savings HERE.

If you decide to do a subscription for someone you love, wahoo for you!  You're already going to be the favorite this holiday season!  You can order directly from my online store 24/7 at the link above, or just contact me and I can place the order for you!  Plus I will send you a gift certificate explaining your subscription gift so you have something to put under the tree!

Monday, December 8, 2014


Know someone who has mentioned they would like to make their own cards but doesn't know where to start?  Kits are the answer!!  Both the Everyday Occasions Kit and the Hip Hip Hooray Kit include everything you need to create 20 cards with envelopes!  Stamps, a clear block to mount them on, ink and embellishments!  There are also full color photos to help those who aren't super creative to create beautiful cards!  You can CLICK HERE to see card examples from these kits!

Maybe you know someone who has dabbled with stamping before or is even a frequent stamper.  The Happenings and Greetings to You Kits are both low cost and super fun to work with!  Great stocking stuffers for casual crafter in your life!  You can see more information about them HERE as well as some other kits that might spark some interest!

Also remember that I offer FREE GIFT WRAPPING SERVICE to those local to me!  I will wrap that rockin' gift up for you in Stampin' Up! wrapping paper with a beautiful bow and tag for FREE!  This is a great service for those not so crafty husbands or significant others out there!  All you have to do is let me know.  You can even have your order shipped right to me, I will wrap it up and deliver it to you!  Email me HERE with any questions!

Sunday, December 7, 2014


We are going to do an entire week full of gift ideas for those special people in your life!  To start of we are going to do probably my favorite, Project Life by Stampin' Up!
You don't have to like to paper craft, you don't need to be crafty or even like DIY!
All you need are pictures and the desire to document your life for yourself and future generations!
 Have you ever found an old recipe or photo with a great grandparents handwriting on it?
Handwritten in their words so long gives you a special feeling right?
Well you want the same for your future!  Whether you already have a herd of grandkids or haven't even thought about a family in the future, Project Life by Stampin' Up! is a must!
So this gift is perfect for the great grandma in your life all the way down to your 15 year old niece.  
So much life to document!  So let's get started today!

Also remember that I offer FREE GIFT WRAPPING SERVICE to those local to me!  I will wrap that rockin' gift up for you in Stampin' Up! wrapping paper with a beautiful bow and tag for FREE!  This is a great service for those not so crafty husbands or significant others out there!  All you have to do is let me know.  You can even have your order shipped right to me, I will wrap it up and deliver it to you!  Email me HERE with any questions!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Advent Calendar

Like many families with children, we have an Advent Calendar system filled with chocolates, Hershey Kisses to be precise!  Those little eyes light up with the thought of opening the daily box containing a chocolate for each of them.  Oh the simple pleasures of life!
This year I was so excited when I saw the Holiday Catalog filled with possibilities to create an Advent Calendar with this year's goodies!

It all starts with the Tiny Treat Boxes.  These cuties are 2" squares.  The perfect size for this project.  I then took the beautiful All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper and cut it into 1 3/4" X 1 3/4" squares.  For each box I used 4 pieces.  Cover each of the sides with the paper using SNAIL adhesive.  You could also use Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Then, using the 1/2" Circle Punch I punched out the little notch in the front of the box for the 'thumb rest' to open the box.  To back drop some of the numbers I used a 1 3/8" Circle Punch in coordinating colors.  
You may be wondering where the numbers came from and you might be surprised.  They are from the Hello December Project Life Accessory Pack.  They are self adhesive cork backed numbers!  
Perfect for documenting your December using Project Life, as well as these cute little Advent boxes!

I hope you are inspired to create your own this year for your children as well!

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