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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!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Save the Date

Here's a photo of the Save the Date card I designed for my daughter's upcoming June 20th Wedding. As an aside, my mother and father were married over 50 years ago on that same date. Of the five grandchildren my parents have, my daughter is the only granddaughter. Unfortunately, my father won't be at the wedding. He passed away in 2004. But he will be there in spirit, I know this for sure. Anyway, I made 140 of these little buggers. I had a lot of help from my friends Amy, Susan, Tracy, and Nikki and my daughter Jennifer and one of her bridesmaids, Rita. They said they'll help with the Wedding Invitations too, but only if I feed them pizza! (That's an inside joke.)

Paper: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, & Very Vanilla Card Stock

Ink: Perfect Plum

Stamp Sets: Please Come and She's All That

Accessories: Stampin Dimensionals, Oval and Ticket Punch, and Ivory Taffeta Ribbon I purchased from Michael's Crafts Bridal Department.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

More Christmas

Hi again,

Here are two more of those Christmas Cards I was working on for my daughter. I hope you like them. I would have posted them with the last post from today, but Jennifer, my daughter, stopped by in the middle of the process and I had to quit operation. After the holidays, I will post the Save the Date, Wedding Invitation, and Wedding Favor I am making for her June 20th wedding.

Stamp Set: Season of Joy
Paper: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, and Kraft Card Stock, Ski Slope Designer Series Paper
Ink: Baja Breeze
Accessories: 1" Baja Breeze Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

Stamp Set: Scandinavian Season, Season of Joy
Paper: Tangerine Tango and Kraft Card Stock, Frosty Day Designer Series Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Tangerine Tango Striped Ribbon, Dimensionals

Christmas Poinsettas

Here's one of the Christmas Cards I've been working on for my daughter. She asked me to make ten of them for her this year. I used Stampin Up!'s Season of Joy stamp set with Purely Pomegranate, Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, and Pretty in Pink card stock. The ribbon is also Pretty in Pink and the ink is Purely Pomegranate. Hope you like it. Oh, I almost forgot...there was a similar card on Split Coast. I made a few modifications and this is what I came up with.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

First Post

Hello Everyone,

This is my first post and I'm not sure I really know what I am doing, so please bear with me. I've been stamping for a little over a year and a half now and I can't get enough of it. Sometimes I wish I could quit my real job and do this full time. But, that isn't possible. When my friend Amy from work invited me to a Stampin'Up party in February of 2007 I told her right off the bat, "I'm not interested in stamping." Needless to say, after that first party I was hooked. She has created a monster in spreading the stamping addiction to me! But hey, it could be worse. When my husband complains that he never sees me anymore because I'm always in my office stamping, friends tell him it is better than me being out nights at bars! :) Anyway, enough soon as I figure out how to download some pics of cards I've made, I'll do it. Until then....

Keep on stamping!