Thursday, July 28, 2011


When I travel anywhere, I usually try to buy a little reminder of my trip. This time I bought a silver band with the turquoise stone to remember my first trip to Salt Lake City. My friend and upline Crystal bought a ring too!

On the Friday night of convention, we took a tour of the Stampin Up's Headquarters in Rivertown. The following are a few of the displays that they had set up.

Thanks for looking! Remember....only a couple more days to sign up as a Stampin Up Demonstrator for only $119.00.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Here are a few photos from the Stampin Up Convention. What a busy, fun-filled week!

Here is my up-line, (waving) as she marches across the stage for her 5 year recognition of being a Stampin Up Demo. She walked across the stage three times....yeah Crystal!!!

Here is just a photo of the stage...the picture really doesn't do it justice as to just how pretty it was.

Here are the girls we did our Make & Takes with! What a nice bunch of ladies!

Here is Crystal & I waiting for one of the sessions to begin!

I have tons more photo's, and will upload more as soon as I can!

Remember....there is only a few days left to sign up as a Stampin Up Demonstrator for only $119.00. Contact me HERE to learn some of the benefits of signing up today!!

Thanks and have a great day!


Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Well I am home from Convention...and it was FABULOUS!

I got back Sunday night and was back to work on Monday....yuk! With this heat (I work outside, delivering mail) I am pretty much toast when I get kind of kills the creative mojo!

I will try to upload some photo's from convention tomorrow after work. Unless I am totally fried that is..tomorrow is supposed to be 37 degrees but feels like 47 degrees....G R O A N !!!

We got lots of freebies at convention...lots of stamps, a great bag, a catalog binder, a MDS download...and the list goes on. I got soooo many fabulous ideas from all the samples and great displays.

I can't wait to share it all with you!

Until then,


PS. Don't forget, now is a great time to sign up as a Stampin Up Demonstrator for only $119 and get all the perks I do! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I am leaving for the Stampin Up Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah tomorrow morning!

I am not taking my I will post some pictures when I return.

Remember...If you would like to place an order you can still do so at:

Have a great week.....I know I will!


Monday, July 11, 2011


I was able to make a quick one layered card today using the Reverse Masking Technique which was the Technique Challenge today at Splitcoaststampers.

This is one single layer of cardstock...doesn't it look like more? I love the dimension you can achieve with this technique.

I also was able to use the new Love & Care Stamp set which is a hostess set in the Summer Mini.

I will be leaving for convention on Wednesday I am not sure if I will get another post done before then. If not....have a great week everyone!

(click on card to enlarge)

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Love & Care, En Francais
Paper: Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Expresso, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Top Note Die, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Pearls, Sponging

Thanks for looking today!


Friday, July 8, 2011


I pulled out an old retired Stampin Up set today for the FREE FOR ALL CHALLENGE over at Splitcoaststampers. The challenge theme was "good ole summer time".....we were to make a card that conjured up memories of summertime as a child, or just what we like to do in the summer.

This stamp set Along The Shore...reminds me how we used to go to the beach almost weekly when we were little. It was a true family ( & extended family) affair.

I heat embossed the image with Black Embossing Powder onto watercolor paper. I then used my inks and aquapainter to watercolor my scene.

I also discovered that I really like Cajun Craze and Island Indigo together as a color scheme!

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Along The Shore (retired)
Paper: Watercolor paper, Island Indigo, Cajun Craze
Ink: Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Early Expresso, Pool Party, Island Indigo
Accessories: Top Note Die, Large Clear Scallop Die, Big Shot, CC Striped Ribbon (retired), sponges

Thanks so much for looking today!


Thursday, July 7, 2011


This card is a bit brighter and more colorful than I usually make. I tend to shy away from bright colors...I am more of a Neutrals girl. I do like the final outcome though.

This card was made with the following three challenges in mind from Splitcoaststampers:

~ COLOR CHALLENGE (Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry & Tangerine Tango)
~WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE (To use doilies on our card)

I was able to use some of the new FLIRTATIOUS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER from Stampin Up. It is gorgeous. I also didn't have anything to go in the center of my doily so I embossed a large silver brad from the Hodge Podge kit with Tangerine Tango embossing powder.

(Click on photo to enlarge)

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Punch Bunch(retired)
Paper: Flirtatious DSP, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Versamark
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Large Oval & Scalloped Oval Punches, 1" Circle Punch, Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking today!


Monday, July 4, 2011


This card was made using the FAUX SILK technique with a Twist! That is the challenge today over at Splitcoaststampers for the TRY A NEW TECHNIQUE.

We were to make a Faux Silk card and add a twist my adding glitter, distressing etc...

I added both Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and distressed with Vintage Photo Ink. I also embossed the faux silk bottom layer with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.

I rarely take a photo of the inside of my cards.....I happened to remember to take one today!

Card Supplies

Stamps: Ornate Blossom, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Stitched BG(retired)
Paper: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Tissue Paper, Soft Suede, Marina Mist
Ink: Early Expresso, Marina Mist, Distressed Vintage Photo(non-SU)
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, SU Paper Flowers, Crocheted Victorian Lace Ribbon, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Pearls, Non-SU Circle Dies

Thanks for looking today!



The new Stampin Up 2011-2012 IDEA BOOK & CATALOG IS NOW AVAILABLE!

For your copy of the Catalog please contact me HERE.

With this new catalog comes the new Hostess Program. Host a workshop, and now it is even easier to get the free product you want.
Click HERE to learn more.

If you'd like to sign up as a Demonstrator, Stampin up is offering a great opportunity to do that during the month of July. Only $119 for a Start Up kit. There are many great perks to being a demonstrator, whether it is just as a Hobby Demo (you get to enjoy the 20% discount), or you want to make it a business.
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I hope you enjoy looking through the Catalog. If you have any questions or would like to book a workshop or attend one of my card classes do not hesitate to contact me through