Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy Heart Day

One of my coworkers asked me to come over to her house and stamp with her 14 year old daughter and friends at her birthday party. I had designed a treat bag and a card with a bookmark with the new Happy Heart Day and Ginger Blossom Designer Paper which will be available on January 2, 2008. We only made the treat bag.

This stamp set is available as part of the Valentine Bundle

Cardstock: Regal Rose, Real Red, and Ultra White
Inks: Black Stazon, Going Gray Stamp Pad, Regal Rose Stamp Pad.
Accessories: Regal Rose Marker, Certainly Celery Marker, Real Red Marker, and dimensionals, white lunch bag, perforated tool from the cutting tool set.
Technique: Coloring

Thanks for looking

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Spring/Summer Designer Paper

At work we are having five days of Christmas festivities. We are in groups of six and we are preparing breakfast or lunch or even breakfast and lunch. Needless to say we are going to gain a few pounds but it is fun. Yesterday it was my groups turn to prepare and one of my coworkers mom fixed all of our food down to the dessert. So I thought it would be nice to make here a card using the new Ginger blossom designer paper that will be released on January 2, 2008. I made two cards since and I am going to let the group pick which one to give here.

Card Recipe:
Cardstock: Cameo Coral, Ruby Red and Ginger Blossom Designer Paper
Stamp Sets: Sincere Salutations and Wonderful Words
Accessories: Crystal Clear Embossing Powder & Heat Tool
Technique: Embossing

Thank You For Looking

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Xmas Gift Monograms

Happy Holidays To You All:

In my department at work there is over 40 employees and I wanted to be able to give everyone something for the holiday. So, I said why not give them stamped monogrammed cards. The layout is very simple and easy. I was able to get three cards from one sheet of 8 1/2 by 11 piece of paper. The measurement of the card is 3 1/2 by 4 1/4. I took a picture of three cards to show you that you can place your monogram where ever on the card.

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Typeset Alphabet (retiring on December 31)
Ink: Certainly Celery Ink
Cardstock: Ultra White, Certainly Celery, and Certainly Celery Designer Paper
Accessories: Scallop Punch and 1 3/8 circle punch.

These cards can be made to order.

Thank you for looking

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Simple Christmas Card

Here is a simple Christmas card which is very easy to mass produce and duplicate as I have done. I am not the original card designer of this card but I have reproduced it. I think simple is great.
Card Receipe:
Stamp Sets: Lovely As A Tree and Happy Holidays (Frosty Stamp Set He is Retiring)
Cardstock: Real Red, Confetti White, and Brushed Gold
Ink:Versamark Pad and Gold Embossing Powder
Techinique: Embossing

Thank you for looking

Holiday Cards

Here are three holiday cards that my upline Rose Kerry and I made together. We aren't the original designers of these cards. Rose was kind enough to help me make the cards for one of my coworkers. We made a total of seventy five cards.

Thank you for looking

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Monogram Cards

The holidays are just around the corner and who doesn't like to drop a line or two . This cute little monogrammed card are great for a stocking stuffer. I recently had a group of ladies place a gold canyon candle order and these are going to be my thank you cards to them. I got the idea from Angie Juda. I do have these cards available for purchase. The cards come in a set of 6 for $10.00 large which is a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. A set of 6 for $8.00 which is 3 5/8 by 4 1/4. The cards are available in all letters of the alphabets.

Card Recipe:
Cardstock- Ultra White,Soft Sky Blue and Soft Sky Blue Designer Paper
Ink: Bashful Blue
Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1 3/8 Punch and the Crop a dile
Technique: Embossing and Dry Embossing

Thank you for looking

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Peaceful Wishes

Here is a card that was designed with one stamp set, one ink pad and three different cardstock. This card is simple and sweet. My wonderful upline Rose helped me design this card last weekend.

Card Recipe:

Cardstock: River Rock, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla

Ink: Very Vanilla

Accessories: Real Red Brads, Red Hemp, Real Red Marker, Dazzling Diamonds, 2 way glue, Ticket corner punch.
Thanks for looking

Friday, November 23, 2007

Wrapping The Holidays

Wrapping Up the Holidays

November 23-December 15, 2007
Help customers give their holiday gift giving a Stampin' Up! touch with our special offers.

This offer includes a variety of products designed to help simplify preparation for holiday gift giving with a number of timely offers. US Wrapping Flyer 1107.pdf

112409 Holiday Tag Bundle $4.95
110380 Tags for All Stamp Set* (20% off) $24.76
110264 Designer Gift cards* (30% off)$4.55
109862 Chocolate Chip satin ribbon*Buy 1, get 1 free!
109863 Purely Pomegranate satin ribbon*Buy 1, get 1 free!
108333 Tin 3-Pack $9.95
110147 Celebration wrapping paper*$17.95
110228 Hand Selected Accents & Elements (25% off)$8.21

*This item is from the current Holiday Mini Collection.

Only this and other items indicated will be extended through the campaign period while supplies last. All other Holiday Mini items will be available until November 30.

There is no limit to the number of items a customer may purchase, but Holiday Mini items are available only while supplies last.

The Holiday Tag Bundle includes 15 of each of the following pieces:
-Whisper White card stock-Real Red textured card stock-Soft Sky Prints Designer Series Paper (Dotted Diamond pattern)-Real Red twill tape
The pieces for this bundle make 15 cellophane bag toppers that are perfect for neighbor or teacher gifts. These pieces are from the Holiday Glitz card kit and will come shrink-wrapped individually (for example, all 15 pieces of Real Red twill tape will be shrink-wrapped as one package), but not as a bundle, so hostesses will need to refer to the packing list as they assemble the orders of their guests. Instructions are not included in the bundle, but you can provide instructions (available in the right column) for your customers who wish to make the projects shown in the flyer.
The satin ribbon offer (buy one, get one free) is good on both the Purely Pomegranate and Chocolate Chip ribbon. Customers may select any combination of ribbon for their free ribbon. For example, a customer can buy one Chocolate Chip and choose a second Chocolate Chip or a Purely Pomegranate ribbon for the free ribbon.
The Tin 3-Pack contains three empty Accents & Elements tins. These tins have never been available for purchase separately.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Today is Thanksgiving & I am Thankful For

  • God- Whose job is greater than anyones
  • My Parents-Who created me, my sister, and my brother (deceased)
  • My Sister-For being who she is and putting up with my drama. For creating two of my lovely nieces.
  • My Brother-For being who he was and thinking he was the oldest and wasn't. For some reason I always thought he would stay little but I was nine when he was born. For creating one of my nieces.
  • For All three of my lovely nieces there all special to me and bring something different into my life.
  • My husband
  • True Friendship- I don't need to explain this one at all.
  • My coworkers- Especially those four that sit in the same cubicle area with me. I know that I can talk miles a minute some days and drive you all crazy. But thank you for allowing it.
  • Laughter
  • Being rich when I am not. If you truly know me then you will understand this statement.
  • My stamping buddies-
  • My stamping supplies
  • My soap making supplies
  • My jewelry making supplies
  • My gold Canyon candle supplies
  • Good Massage
  • For being who I am

Thanks for looking and Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Catalogue News!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Catalogue News!
I can't help but get excited when there is a new catalogue on the horizon! This year Stampin' UP! has changed over the two catalogues a year, and the Spring Summer Collection is due to be released on January 1st! I can hardly wait!
Let me share some of the cool things you can expect to see!
Rub-ons! to match our stamps sets! Woohoo! I love the versatility of Rub-ons!
Large star punch...personally I thought the current star punch was a bit small....go big or...
New Designer papers, the ones in the preview are gorgeous, called Ginger Blossom..think spring!
New stamp sets of course!
Nursery Necessities and Nursery Letters new baby set & wheel
Embrace Life...this set reminds me of Artfully Asian...but they are only showing us one card! I can hardly wait to see the rest of the set!
A Little Bird Told Me...way cute stamp set!
A Beautiful floral stamp set!

And, Stampin' Up! announced that all demonstrators will be receiving a Level 3 hostess set, as their Thank You to us! I have received mine yet, but you can be sure I will be sharing it with you as soon as I get it! Now isn't that sweet of Stampin' UP!?

Aren't you wondering why you haven't signed up yet?

Hope you get to stamp today!

Thanks for looking

Monday, November 12, 2007

Sketch Challenge 149 With Designer Paper

This card was designed using this weeks sketch challenge 149 from spiltcoaststampers weekly challenges. I choose to design a baby boy card using the sky soft blue designer paper. One side of the paper has triangles and the other side has stripes. In designing my card I have showed you how to use both sides of the designer paper.

Card Details:
Stamp Sets: Year after Year and Circle of Friendship

Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky Designer Paper, Soft Sky, and Ultra White

Accessories: Bashful Blue Craft Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensionals, Embossing Tool, Craft Tool Kit, 1 1/4 &, 1 , 1 3/8 Circle Punches & 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 Square Punches

Techniques: Paper Piercing and Embossing

Thank you for looking

The November Promotion is buy three packs of designer paper and get one free a value of $9.95

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Party Paper Promotion- WinterGreen Designer Paper

The PartyPaperPromotion is on from now until November 30. You purchase three packs of double sided designer paper and get one pack free that is a value of $9.95 for free.

The card receipe

Stamp Set: Circle of Friendship

Cardstock: Black cardstock, Wild Wasabi, and Wintergreen Designer Paper

Ink: Basic Black Craft Ink

Accessories: Black Hemp Twine, Dimensionals, Clear Embossing Powder, and Heat Embossing Tool.

Thank you for looking

Thursday, November 1, 2007

3 x 3 Card - Merry & Bright

This Saturday I will be participating in a Holiday Boutique with two other vendors and this is the card that I have designed for all guest to make. Actually the card was designed by tankgrl on and I just remade it. I love this Merry & Brignt set which can only be purchased out of the the mini collection 2007 only until November 30, 2007.

Stamp Set: Merry & Bright

Cardstock: Old Olive, Real Red and Ultra White

Ink: Old Olive, Black Stazon Ink and White Craft Ink

Accessories: Old Olive Markers and Real Red Markers, Red & White Gingham Ribbon.

When making a 3 x 3 card you are able to get 3 cards out of one piece of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock.

Thanks for looking

Party Paper Promotion

Today is the beginning of the Party Paper Promotion. You purchase 3 packages of our lovely double sided designer paper and get 1 package free that is a $9.95 value.

This card is designed from a Splitcoastampers sketch challenge layout #148 of the week. Each week someone comes up with a new card design and I decided to take the challenge.

Card Recipe:

StampSet: Big On Christmas

Cardstock: Wintergreen Designer Paper, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke and Soft Sky

Ink: Black Craft Ink, Certainly Celery Marker, and Bashful Blue

Accessories: Heat Tool Gun, Color Spritzer Tool & Dimensionals

Technique: Embossing

Thank you for looking

Monday, October 29, 2007

Party Paper Promotion

November 1st,
The Paper Party Promotion starts!
Buy 3 packs of Designer Series Paper and receive 1 Free.

I can hardly wait ...Anyway, are you wondering what colours coordinate with the Designer Paper Packs?

Apple Cider - Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, River Rock & Wild Wasabi

Brocade Backgrounds - Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive & River Rock

Blizzard - Bashful Blue & Chocolate Chip

Cerise - Real Red & Very VanillaCharbon - Basic Gray & Very Vanilla

Creepy Crawly - Basic Black, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie & Really Rust

Cutie Pie - Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Rose Red & So Saffron

Darling Doodles - Brocade Blue, Groovy Guava, Rose Red & Wild Wasabi

Dashing - Old Olive, Real Red, River Rock & Very Vanilla

Fall Flowers - Old Olive, Really Rust, Sahara Sand & Soft Sky

Flowers For You - Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Regal Rose & Tempting Turquoise

LeJardin - River Rock, Soft Sky, So Saffron & Very Vanilla

Linen Prints - Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Pink Passion

Notations #2 - More Mustard, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi

Outlaw - Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla

Petals & Paisleys - Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron & Taken with Teal

Porcelain Prints - Blue Bayou, River Rock & Wild WasabiUptown - Almost Amethyst, Basic Gray, So Saffron & Wild Wasabi

Wintergreen - Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Sage Shadow & Soft Sky

Porcelain Prints - Blue Bayou, River Rock & Wild Wasabi

Uptown - Almost Amethyst, Basic Gray, So Saffron & Wild Wasabi

Wintergreen - Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Sage Shadow & Soft Sky

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Target Card Inspired Me

I was inspired to make this card from a Target(pink) card that I bought sometime ago to copy. Well, after months of having the card I decided to make the card this evening. The card is really simple and quick to make and sometimes when designing cards that is all you have time for. Yes, I know I said that I wasn't going to emboss this week but I just had to.

Card Details:

Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations

Ink: Basic Black Craft Ink

Cardstock: Blue Bayou and Wintergreen Designer Paper

Accessories: Heat Tool, Corner Rounder Punch, and Clear Embossing Powder

Thank you for looking

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Color Sketch Challenge

Today in our meeting Maili gave us a mix it up with color chart and I decided to come home and make a card. I am really loving our double sided designer paper that we currently offer. Not only did I do a color sketch challenge I also used another one of Beates weekend sketch challenges. I really like doing these challenges it brings me out of my box.

Card Details:

Stamp Set: Lovely As A Tree and Warm Words

Cardstock: Soft Sky Cardstock, Always Artichoke, Ultra White, and Wintergreen Double Sided Designer Paper.

Ink: Always Artichoke Craft Ink

Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Always Artichoke & Chocolate Chip Markers, and Dimensionals.
Technique: Embossing

Thank you for looking

Color Challenge Swap

Each month my Stamp In Fellowship Group meets the 3rd Sunday of each month and fellowship together. At these meetings we discuss stamping business such as recruits, promotions within our groups, and promotions that Stampin Up is currently having or will have.. My 2nd upline Maili always welcome guest as well other demonstrators from outside of her own downline to come to our meetings. So, if you interested in coming to see how we operate our doors are wide open like open arms.

Each month we have an optional swap and this month swap was a color challenge swap. You needed to choose a color that you don't use that often or perhaps you are just never thought about putting those colors together.

My layout is designed from a weekend sketch challenge #18 created by

Card Details:

Stamp Sets: Fun and Fast Notes

Card Stock: Ultra Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Regal Rose and Chocolate Chip

Ink: Regal Rose

Accessories: 1 3/8 punch, Scallop Punch, Photo Corner Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Pink grosgrain ribbon, hot to dot wheel & handle and Pretty N Pink Marker and dimensionals

Technique: Embossing

Thank you for looking

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Masculine Card

This is one of my favorite sets Lovely As A Tree. This set is very versatile and can be used to make sympathy cards, masculine cards, and christmas cards. I have also fallen in love with our designer paper. By using the designer paper you don't have to use a background stamp set if you don't want to.

Recipe For Card
Stamp Sets: Lovely As A Tree and Circle of Friendship
Cardstock-Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, and the Wintergreen double sided designer paper.
Ink: Old Olive Marker, Chocolate Chip Marker, and Chocolate Chip
Accessories: 1 1/4 circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch & Dimensionals.
Technique: Huffing very easy. The huffing Technique is where you color your stamp set with markers and once you have finish then you huff on the stamp to make the ink moist again and then stamp.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Fun & Fast Notes

I created this card for a friend of mines for her birthday at the end of last month. I have decided to recreate the card using a different format card a trifold card. The card is 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 2 1/2 and then scored again at 5 1/2. I added the sky to the bird.

Card Recipe: Cardstock: So Saffron, So Saffron Print Designer Paper, WaterColor Paper.

Ink: Black Stazon and Basic Black Ink and Bashful Blue Ink

Accessories: So Saffron Marker, Certainly Celery Marker, and Fast Flower Wheel.

Stamp Sets: Fun & Fast Notes & Warm Words.

Happy Monday and Thanks For Looking

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Lovely As A Tree

When creating this card for a swap I decided to use the reverse masking technique. Julie from has excellent tutortial on the reverse masking technique and this is how I created this card.
Card Receipe:
Stamp Set: Lovely As A Tree & Holiday & Wishes
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, and Vanilla
Accessories: Really Rust Eyelets, Chococalte Chip Marker, Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Crafters Tool Kit

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Weekend Sketch Challenge 18

OK, I must confess my friend Charlotte and I are blog junkies. On Tuesday, Char was blog surfing and for this weekend sketch challenge. The weekend sketch challenge is designed by Beate and posted on her blog

So Char and I decided to take the plunge and create our own cards using the weekend sketch challenge.
Card Supplies:Stamp Set Merry & Bright (holiday mini) Cardstock: Real Red,Certainly Celery,Vanilla and Wasabi Cardstock. Dashing Designer Paper. Ink: Real Red & Basic Black Craft Ink, Accessories: Real Red Gingham Ribbon, Scallop Punch & Photo Corner Punch,Corner Rounder Punch and Crystal Clear Embossing Powder. Technique: Now why did you have to ask but since you did you guessed it the Merry & Bright is embossed.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007



THEY HAVE FINALLY MADE A HOLIDAY FOR US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I will be celebrating National World Card day on October 7, at Tai's Stamping Castle from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. We will be making 3 projects at this event. This event is FREE!!!!!

I just ask that you RSVP by October 4, 2007 so that I can have enough supplies for everyone.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Dashing Designer Paper

This card was cased from another stamper by the name of Tammy Denmark. This card is really simple,cute, and clean. This card can be used for a birthday cards as well as this Christmas card. This card is very easy to make.

Receipe For this card
Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Dashing Designer Paper.
Ink: Real Red Ink
Accessories: 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 square punches, red & white gingham ribbon, real red grosgrain ribbon, 5/8 real red ribbon, dimensionals, and glue dots.

All Supplies are Stampin Up


Holiday Glitz Promotion

October 1 until supplies run out!

You and your customers can take advantage of this fantastic kit two different ways:

Purchase one of holiday stamp sets (below) and get the Holiday Glitz card kit (110286) for the special price of $24.95 each, or
Purchase the Holiday Glitz card kit (110286) for $28.95 each with no additional purchase required.
Each Holiday Glitz card kit makes 15 cards and includes:

Precut card stock and Designer Series paper (15)
Whisper White Envelopes (15)
Rhinestone brads (15)
Real Red zigzag ribbon (15)
Full-color instruction sheet (1)

Item Page # Stamp Set Price
109234 45 Snowfall $23.95
106786 36 The Snowflake Spot $20.95
109266 35 Big on Christmas $18.95
110359 5* Love & Joy $23.95

*Holiday Mini Collection 2007.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

My Fall TV Schedule


Desperate Housewives
Brothers & Sisters

Prison Break
The Game

Lincoln Heights This shows air on ABC Family @ 5pm on direct tv for me. One of my best friends son is Tay on the show. So please support the show so it can come back for a third season.

The biggest Loser

Top Model
Private Pratice

Ugly Betty ??? Not to sure about this one yet but I did promise my two coworkers Cris and Blanca I would give it a try this season. I tivoed the first one.
Grey's Anatomy

Men In Trees
Whoo Hoo No I don't always watch this much TV but I do Tivo so on Saturday's when I don't have anything to do I sit and watch my shows. I am so happy for Tivo!!!!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Merry & Bright

The name of the stamp set is Merry & Bright and is available in the Holiday mini from now until November 30. I love this little snow man. What makes these stamp sets so great in the holiday mini is they are die cut. No need to sit and cut your stamps all you have to do is mount them.

Receipe:Cardstock Vanilla, Real Red,Certainly Celery & Dashing Designer Paper.
Ink: Real Red & Certainly Celery Markers
Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1 3/8 & 1 1/4 circle punch, Certainly Celery & Real Red Grosgrain ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder.

Fun & Fast Notes

I love to design simple, clean and cute cards and this card is really me. I cased this card from Wanda ( her blog is really nice. I made some minor changes I love to emboss so watch out if I stare at you to long I just might emboss you. I made this card for a friend of mines birthday and I hope that she likes it. I like to design simple and cute cards and Char designs over the top and cute cards. I guess that is why we are friends opposites attract.

Receipe Card: Cardstock-So Saffron, So Saffron Print Designer Paper, More Mustard.
Inks-Black Craft Ink, So Saffron Marker, Real Red Marker, Certainly Celery Marker,
Accessories-Small & Large Oval Punches and dimensionals.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

This Is Me

I attended my 20th year high school reunion this past Saturday and enjoyed myself. Yes, if you did the math correctly I am 38 years old and loving it.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Oatmeal Milk & Honey Basket

Oatmeal Milk & Honey is one of my favorite scents. This basket contains shower gel, lotion, bath pouf and face towel.

Soap Pail

As I stated in my introduction I love creating with my hands. Soap making is another one of my hobbies. I decorated this pail with decorative paper and then packaged my soaps with matching ribbons.