Thank you! Thank you!

August 15, 2007 at 10:04 pm | Posted in Projects, Stamp Set- Looks Like Spring, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Heat Embossing, Techniques | Leave a comment

While I was at convention, of course I had to leave my sweet family.  My husband, Tom, could only get three of the five days I would be gone off work.  We thought we had someone to watch the kids on the other days, but due to some scheduling conflicts, that fell through.  So, the week before I left, I had to find someone else to take care of my kids for two days.  A couple of friends from church that we do a Play Group with once a week volunteered.  I am so grateful that I didn’t have to worry about my kids while I was gone!  They had a great time playing with dad and their friends that week.  Tom said the kids didn’t miss me at all.  lol. 

To show my appreciation to my friends, Hannah & Erica, I made them gifts when I got home:

notepad set

notepad set 2

This is the blue set.  It includes a decorated notepad with matching pen and huge symphony bar (yum!).  The other gift set looked exactly the same, except everything that is blue in this picture was pink.  I know, these papers are retired.  So if you  fall in love with them, I can’t sell them to you.  😦   But the stamp set that these papers were designed for, Looks Like Spring, is still current.  I love this one!  The matching Spring Flower Bouquet Punch is also still available.  I also used the Distressing Tool in the Cutter Kit, Versamark, and Clear Embossing Powder.


April Workshop Samples

June 2, 2007 at 8:44 am | Posted in Events, Projects, Scrapbooking, Stamp Set- A to Z Accents, Stamp Set- Everyday Flexible Phrases, Stamp Set- Headline Alphabet, Stamp Set- Looks Like Spring, Stamp Set- Springtime Stems, Stamp Set- Warm Words, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Techniques | Comments Off on April Workshop Samples

I never did post the projects I created for my April Totally Hands On Workshops.  Here they are:

One of my hostesses requested a black and pink project.  Here’s what I came up with:

But I found that all the punching and sponging was too time consuming for an in-home workshop, so I simplified the idea and created these:

Greeting Card 

Stamp sets: Looks Like Spring

Ink: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black

Paper: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Whisper White Cardstock

Accessories: Spring Bouquet Flower Punch

This punch is so cool!  It is made to match the stamp with the three flowers in the Looks Like Spring set.  For easy embellishments, just stamp the flowers stamp, line up the punch over the images, and punch! 


6×6 Scrapbook Page of my husband, Tom

Stamp sets: A to Z Accents, Headline Alphabet, Everyday Flexible Phrases

Ink: Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Bordering Blue

Paper: Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Bordering Blue, Whisper White Cardstock

Accessories: Stamping Sponge, Apricot & Bluebird Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread, 1/16″ Circle Punch, Dimensionals


Tealight Luminary – This luminary is surprisingly easy to make.  I also like that it folds flat when you’re not using it so it takes almost no storage space and can be mailed in a regular envelope.

Stamp sets: Springtime Stems (Hostess Level 1- retiring June 30th), Warm Words

Ink: Rose Red, More Mustard, Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery

Paper: Certainly Celery Cardstock, Vellum Cardstock

Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, AquaPainter, Tag Punch, Paper Cutter with Scoring Blade, Stamping Sponge

It’s My Party & I’ll Stamp If I Want To! Birthday Card Stamp-A-Stack

March 27, 2007 at 11:18 am | Posted in Events, Projects, Stamp Set- Basket Full of Fun, Stamp Set- Canvas, Stamp Set- Eat Cake, Stamp Set- Everyday Flexible Phrases, Stamp Set- It's Your Birthday, Stamp Set- Letterpress Alphabet, Stamp Set- Looks Like Spring, Stamp Set- Print Pattern, Stamp Set- Riveting, Stamp Set- Sincere Salutations, Stamp Set- Wild About You, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Technique- Watercoloring, Techniques | Comments Off on It’s My Party & I’ll Stamp If I Want To! Birthday Card Stamp-A-Stack

So, I’ve been wanting to do a Stamp-A-Stack for a few months now.  A Stamp-A-Stack is similar to a Stamp Camp, where you come to my house to make cool projects.  At a Stamp-A-Stack, though, you make multiples of the same items so you build up your stash of handmade cards to give away.  I always need extra birthday cards myself. 

This Sunday is my birthday.  And I decided, for my birthday, I’m finally going to host that Stamp-A-Stack I’ve been planning.

These are the cards we’ll be making.  I think you’ll like them!

We’ll be making 3 each of the 4 cards (that’s 12 cards total) with matching envelopes for $20.  Those in my Stamp Club have a special price of $16. 

The event will be on Saturday, April 21st @ 2PM

You must sign up & pre-pay by Tuesday, April 10th!  That’s only 2 weeks from today!  Click here for my contact info.

We’ll have chocolate cake (I have to with us making that yummy chocolate cake card!), punch, chips & dip…  Expect a party!

The cards we’re making are designed so there is something for everyone on your card list- a pretty, feminine one, one for the kids, a nice masculine one, and a general birthday card (I know very few people who don’t like chocolate!). 

At each of the card stations there will be instruction posters with step-by-step photos.

Here are close-ups of each of the cards, and also their insides.


Feminine Birthday Card

Inside of Card (this card can be used for any occassion if you don’t stamp the birthday saying)


Inspired by this card


Kids Birthday Card

Inside of Card (this card could also be used for any occassion, if you skip stamping “happy birthday”)

Inspired by this card.


Masculine Birthday Card

Inside of Card:

Inspired by this card.


Chocolate Cake Card

Inside of Card:

Inspired by this card & this card.

I hope you’ll join us!

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