Monday, December 26, 2011

All over...

Can't believe another Christmas is over.  I wanted to share some of the homemade cards that I received...
This one is from Carole - adorable...

Thank you Lisa - don't you love all the sparkle?

A card from Terry - love the detail & the pearls

This beauty is from my Noodle Club and included a wonderful gift!!  Beautiful card girls...

This one is from Jamie - love all the fun snowflakes!

This one is from Sue.  It is really beautiful - all the embossing & shine.  This card really had a very vintage feel

This card from Carolyn is so serene and I love all the dazzling details

Last but not least, this beauty from Gail.  I love the big snowflake in the shimer paper!

Well, I'm off to get a few things done before it's back to work tomorrow.  Enjoy the rest of the day and here's looking to a Happy & Healthy 2012

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas One and All

Here is my advice for the rest of the day...

Lot's more to post later, beautiful hand made cards & Christmas FUN.  In the meantime, Merry Christmas to all!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Noodles Club Projects

     Well today I had my Noodles club.  Since it is the Holiday Season I just want to say that you guys are the best friends & great stamping companions.  Our get togethers are so much fun and I just want to say THANKS!!!!!

     We had a great club today and I am going to share our projects....

     First we made a stocking gift card holder using the stocking die & the Mocha Morning DSP.  This project was inspired by something I saw on a blog a while back & I don't remember to whom to give if the designer sees this, please let me know so I can give you credit -

     Our next project was inspired by Mary Brown & uses the Kraft boxes, Window Sheets, Holly Berry Bouquet DSP, Winter WishesStitched Felt & mini jingle bells and more.  And, Carol already put a treat in her box (she writes laughing hysterically).  Sorry, you had to be here!

     Last but not least, we made something for Home Decor....A Snow Block Buddy inspired by Robin Merriman & created by Wendy Knowls.  Thank you ladies...isn't he/she adorable??

     Well that does it for today - hope you all had a fabulous weekend....and to my Noodles - may all be Merry and Bright!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Love At First Stamp Party

We had our group Christmas Party tonight & it was great to see everyone!!  Just wanted to share a few pictures...we took a group shot & will wait Kristen our lovely hostess to send us a copy.  In the meantime....
This is the gift that I made - a scarf crocheted with Beau Chateou fabric strips, Crumb Cake Seam Binding and pale pink yarn.  Susan D. won it & she seemed to like it - I hope so ~Thanks to Janet Wakeland for the idea!

This was how I packaged my gift....thanks to Robin Merriman for the inspiration!

This is the gift that I got from Buffy.  What a cute way to embellish an empty container.  All the punches, ribbon & glitter adorable.....BUT

I thought that was the gift, but this is what was inside.  Isn't this beautiful??  I just love it, especially done in the neutral collection because it goes with so many outfits. 

Well, tomorrow I have Noodles club & I am still getting ready for that.  Tomorrow I will post the photo's of the projects that we made - don't want to spoil the surprise by posting them tonight!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy Belated Halloween

What did you all do for Halloween?  We had a party at my office & you know who was asked to make the favors - here's what I came up with....

This is the close-up

Here are all 42 in their glory!! 

I used the kraft boxes from the Holiday mini, Wicked Cool & Spooky Bingo Bits Stamp Sets, Satin Ribbon and of course Rhinestones!!  My co-worker Marie baked 14 dozen cookies, which we slipped into cello sleeves from a major craft store.  Everyone went home with a cute Halloween Favor!

Hope you had a spooktacular Halloween.....

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Just log onto from November 4th - November 7th & you will be able to download free digital content (after taking a survey).  So mark the date on your calendar - you won't want to miss out on anything that if FREE!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Christmas Keepsake Box

While supplies last, you can order your own Christmas Keepsake box kit for only $19.95!!

Item #
Christmas Keepsake Box

Special Offer Details:
  • Orders can be placed online or call or email me with your order.
  • There is no minimum purchase required, but you may order as many items as you wish with this special offer.
  • The Christmas Keepsake Box includes written instructions and supplies to make your box.
Christmas Keepsake Box kit contents INCLUDE:
* Keepsake box
* Scallop borders (cut using Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die. Includes First Edition Designer Series Paper (3) and Holly Berry Designer Series Paper (6))
* First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper strip (2)
* Holly Berry Designer Series Paper piece
* Real Red Top Note (cut using Top Note Bigz Die)
* Real Red Decorative Label (cut using Matchbook Bigz XL Die)
* Wild Wasabi Card Stock strips (3)
* Naturals Ivory Card Stock piece
* Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric (cut to length)
* Real Red 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (cut to length)
* Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon  (cut to length)
* Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim (cut to length)
* Linen Thread (cut to length)
* Champagne Fine Galaxy Stampin’ Glitter
* Vanilla Pearl 1/2" Simply Adorned Bauble
* Pearl Basic Jewels (1 pkg.)
* Holly Berry Boquet Designer Buttons (1 Large Wild Wasabi and 1 Small Real Red)
* Mini Vintage Tag
  • the following supplies are not included:
    • Pines & Poinsettias stamp set  (click here to order)
    • Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker
    • Real Red  Stampin’ Write Marker
    • Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Write Marker
    • Adhesives
    • 3/16" Corner Punch
    • Paper Cutter
    • Paper Snips
    • Needle
    • Glue gun
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Sunday, October 9, 2011

November Stamp-a-Stack

Thank you Carol for a great club today - as always, lots of laughter.

Just a quick post to show you the cards we will be making at our November Holiday Stamp-A-Stack...

I think the cards speak for themselves, but I promise they are beautiful in person.  The SAS will be Saturday, November 19th @ 9 a.m.  If you are interested & would like additional information, please email me:

Happy Columbus Day!!


Today is my Noodles Club - here are a few projects we will be making:

If you would like to start a stamp club & make these projects too, contact me at!

I'm off to my club - later I will try to post some pictures of the next Holiday Stamp-A-Stack which will be on Saturday, Novenber 19th - more info to follow on that.

Have a great day!!

Monday, September 26, 2011


Sorry that I have been MIA - but you know how things go.  I have so much going on - my classes are full (luv ya Noodles) and I just don't have enough time to create - but I'm doing good on the sharing and hopefully inspiring!!

So, first of all - my next Holiday SAS - Saturday, October 15th 9 am - noon.  Choose your favorite 3 of 4 designs for $25 or make all 4 and get a bottle of the NEW Dazzling Details with your kit for $35.  Here are two of the selections....

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On another note.....I participated in my first organized swap - here are some of the amazing cards that I received....

This beauty came from Tricia Sherry - Love the color combo

This pretty & sparkly card came from Sharon Fritz - adorable!

This cutie is from Lisa Pressley - Love this snowman & love the bling!

Dasher here is from Kathy Howes - don't you just love the glimmer spray on this card?

This serene card came from Catherine Dawe - a very simple, but elegant card.

Stitched Stockings - Letterpress & bling is from Lynda Fraser - isn't this pretty?

Snow much fun meets Tangerine Tango.  This cute card comes from Trish Brunkhart

This Vintage stocking card is a real beauty - you just can't beat Cherry Cobbler & Always Artichoke for the Vingage Feeling - this card is from Jamie Hurley

Last but not least - this was my contribution to the swap!!  This card uses the Polar Party Set on Shimmery White.  I added some bling with Dazzling Details, Rhinestones & Pearls.

Thanks ladies - this was really a lot of fun & it has been fun getting Christmas Cards in the mail from all over the US & Canada - a much better reason to go to the mailbox instead of just bills!


Last but not least on a personal note, I went to Lancaster this weekend to take my neice who is turning 13 to get her ears pierced for her birthday. Isn't she adorable....

She was a real trooper!!   Happy Birthday Brenna!

Well I know this has been a long post, but this brings you up-to-date from my end.  Hope you have a fabulous week - Saturday, I am going to try to get to Buffy & Jen's World Card Making Day event before I go to a private basket class where we will be  making a hamper or as I like to think of it storage basket with a lid!!!!

Happy Crafting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

September Stamp-A-Stack

Just a quick post to show you a few of the cards for the next SAS in the making.  Our next SAS will be Saturday, September 17 from 9a.m. - noon.    There will be a couple of subtle changes to the cards, but here you go:

First up, a simple card - very pleaseing to the eye card - Lovely As A Tree

Next - Baroque Motiff''s meets Delightful Dozen.  This is a very elegant card and perfect for those on your Chirstmas Card list:

The third selection has a Victorian feel....very vintage with the Skaters and crochet lace trim:

And the final choice - Stitched Stockings from the new Winter Mini.  We started with this sample, slightly changed the border trim & embossed the stocking in the new Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder - there is a lot of bling on this card.

More information will be sent out to customers shortly including a sign up sheet.  If you are reading this post & would like more information, please feel free to contact me at

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Downline Meeting

Yesterday was a busy day here.  The morning we were busy stamping at our 1st of 4 Holiday Stamp-A-Stacks.  Everyone seemed to LOVE the cards & it was a very successful morning.  Of course, we has a spread of new products from the upcoming mini & everyone is very excited for September 1st.

In the afternoon I had my downline meeting. We shared a ton of information & the girls basically told me I need to get an I-phone.  Oh boy!!  We had a bunch of laughs and our swap theme was something from the new Holiday Mini - here's what we came up with....

First up - Gail's card - which uses the new Spice Cake DSP and the Gently Falling Stamp Set.  This card is just beautiful & Gail shared the rock & roll technique with the group.  Thanks Gail!

Next up is Jen's tag.  Jen's swap was made using the Holly Berry Bouquet DSP, Pines & Poinsettias stamp set, Holly Berry Bouquet Buttons, & the Yummy new Cherry Cobbler Quilted Ribbon.  This is just so elegant in person!!  Thanks Jen!

Next up is Jamie's card - Jamie used the Stitched Stockings Stamp Set & the matching Stocking Builder Punch, along with some Silver Glimmer Paper for some BLING!  I LOVE the background for this card which was made using the sentiments from Four the Holiday's.  LOVE it!  Thanks Jamie!!

Last but not least, my swap - straight from convention!!  I used the Stitched Stockings Stamp Set, the Silver Glimmer Paper, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine & a new Mini Jingle Bell.  Adorable!!

     I am the luckiest person in the world to have such a terrific downline - they have such great ideas & keep me so motivated.  We decided that for our meeting next month we will just have an open stamp session & our plan is to start the advent calendar with the 25 & counting set & try to come up with some multiple uses for the set, humm - now there's a challenge. 

     Do you have any ideas for another use?  Would you like to join my team?  Let me know!! 

     Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!  Stay tuned for samples for our 2nd of 4 Holiday SAS's - we're here to help you get your Holiday cards done early this year!  Hope you can join the fun!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Ho Ho Ho - Merry Christmas!!!

Today, Gail & I held our annual Christmas in July Party....

We decorated inside & had a Christmas Gift for everyone who joined us for the fun.....&
We decorated outside, so everyone knew where to come!!  It was a great class today & we sure hope that everyone had a bunch of fun.

    So now - a sneak peek of our first Holiday Stamp-A-Stack that we will hold on August 20th at 9 a.m. 
This card is using the Medallion & learning a new technique using the Rhinestone Jewels...

The next card - uses one of our new in colors Lucky Limeade & the Red Glitter Paper....

Pennant Parade & Contempo Christmas & new in-color Lucky Limeade makes this card really special!!
Want to join in the fun, or need more information----please let me know.  I would love for you to join the fun!