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I have two children. My daughter Jennifer is 27 and my son Christopher is 25. And two step-sons, Trevor and Adam ages 24 and 26 along with their beautiful wives Emily and Julie and their babies, Noah and Madisyn. I also have I've been married for 12 years to my husband Gary. I'm a full time Junior High Language Arts teacher and stamping is one of my passions. All products I use are from Stampin' Up! Be sure to visit my Stampin' Up! website to view my calendar of events by clicking on the link to the right!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Crazy for Cupcakes Birthday Card

I've been hanging on to this photo for awhile and I don't know why. This is one of my favorite birthday stamp sets. We made it a few weeks ago at one of my workshops, and the ladies loved it.

This is what I used.

STAMP: Crazy for Cupcakes

INK: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Pink Passion

PAPER: Chocolate Chip, Pink Passion, Whisper White, and Bella Rose DSP

ACCESSORIES: 5/8" chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon, blender pens, dazzling diamonds glitter, horizontal slot punch.

Since chocolate chip is a very dark card stock, I used a piece of whisper white on the inside too. I just used the slit punch on the back half of the card and slid the white paper in so there would be a place to write.

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Priceless Gift Set

This is a gift set I made using the Priceless stamp set and Stampin'Up!'s in colors. They are little 3" by 3" cards that I cut out of Kraft card stock. The box is made from the same card stock, and the front, like the cards, is covered with a different color. I don't think the set looks too shabby, even if I do say so myself.
So here is everything I used.
Stamps: Priceless, Fresh Cuts
Paper: Kraft, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, and Whisper White
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, and Pink Pirouette.
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Ticket Corner Punch, Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, and Pink Pioruette striped ribbon.
Hope you enjoy and thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Spring Has Almost Sprung!

This is one of my favorite dies for the Big Shot. It is the Birds & Blooms Sizzlits Set. It is sooooo Spring-time-ey!!!

I also used the Sale-A-Bration Yummy stamp set. This would make an excellent Easter gift card holder, or even a cute holder for a springtime birthday gift.

If you need to know the exact dimensions, feel free to email me.

Have a wonderful day!


Friday, February 13, 2009

Another Valentine Idea

This is another Valentine idea. It can be used as either an M & M Candy (Fun Size) or gift card holder. Isn't it cute. I got this idea from another Stampin' Up! blogger/demonstrator. I think this is cute and simple.
STAMP SET: Love You Much
INK: Black, Pink Pirouette, and Kiwi Kiss for leaf.
PAPER: Whisper White and Pink Pirouette
ACCESSORIES: slit punch, Pink Pirouette stripped ribbon, scallop edge punch. Love You Much coordinating punch, blender pens.
DIRECTIONS: Cut a piece of whisper white card stock 8 1/2" x 4 1/4". Score at 3" & 6 1/4". Stamp the image using black ink, then use a blender pen to color in the word with pink pirouette.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tres Chic Coasters

I know that this isn't a new idea, but I just love these coasters. And I get a lot of compliments on them too. I think I've made a set for everyone I know. They are the easiest thing to create, and very inexpensive. All you need is a set of 4 to 6 ceramic tiles that you can pick up at Lowe's or Home Depot. The next thing you need is black or brown Staz On ink and your stamp and have at it. I also bought some little round felt "thingies" that are sticky on one side to adhere to each of the corners on the reverse so the tile doesn't scratch the furniture. The Staz On ink doesn't wear off, even when the bottom of a cup or glass is wet, and it dries almost instantly after it has been stamped. They are perfect. Oh, the stamp I used is Stampin' Up!'s Tres Chic background stamp. Hope you like them!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Hey there!

It has been a couple of weeks since my last post and that's because I've been busy. I finally, after being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for 2 years, had my first workshop this past Saturday. This is a photo of my workshop door prize. It is a Kit Kat Bar wrapped in the Regal Rose DSP that is in the current Patterns Pack II that is a Level I hostess gift in the current catalog. I have to admit that I got this idea from my friend and trainer Kim . I went to one of her workshops in December and we did this with Christmas paper and stamp. So I thought, "Why not?" I also demonstrated this at my workshop. Of course I used the Yummy stamp set that is in the current Sale-A-Bration catalog, Regal Rose ink, Regal Rose Card Stock, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, and Stampin' Dimensionals. Oh...and don't forget the glitter; Dazzling Diamonds. I feel like I'm forgetting something, but I can't remember what it is. I'm sure I'll remember as soon as I close out this post.

Until next time...


Monday, February 2, 2009

Love You Much Valentine Candle

Here is a Valentine candle I've recently made. I used the Love You Much stamp set with Riding Hood Red ink and striped ribbon. If you want directions on how to make one of these, send me an email. I'm giving slightly turned view of the candle so you can see the love birds and bow with flower better. This was quick and easy and that is why I like it.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


WooooooHooooo! Sale-A-Bration starts today! I love Sale-A-Bration.

If you don't know what it is all about, here is the deal.

As a CUSTOMER, with every $50 you spend on StampinUp! product, you get one free item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog. There is not limit on the number of free items you can earn.

When you HOST a workshop of at least $300 (before tax and shipping), you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward in addition to all of the regular hostess benefits!

During Sale-A-Bration, anyone who JOINS AS A DEMONSTRATOR can choose any stamp set-a value of up to $47.95-from our current Idea Book and Catalog. Plus, for a limited time, get 15% off the price of the Starter Kit!

What a deal, huh? Now you know why I LOVE SALE-A-BRATION!!!!

For more information, CLICK ON MY STAMPIN UP! LINK at the top of the page.

Now, here's a cute little set I made two weeks ago when I attended a workshop at my friend Kim's home. I hope she doesn't mind my posting it on my blog. If she does, I will remove it ASAP! But I just thought it was just too cute to not share. It uses the new Candy Lane DSP and the Love You Much Stamp Set which is in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.

Then the little yellow box is something I came up with one day last week. I took a sick day from work to go to a doctor's appointment, and while I was waiting around for the time to leave, I started playing in my stamp room. You could use it as a little gift box, or something like that.

For it I used the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set, Summer Sun card stock, along with Always Artichoke DSP from the Patterns Pack that was available at the end of last year. I also used the Sizzix Petal Card die and cut out five shapes for the box. It turned out okay. I'm not crazy about the colors. But if they were changed up, I think it would be a cute gift idea.

Anyway, that's what the pictures are. Until next time...