Thursday, December 31, 2009

Check out a FANTASTIC BLOG!!!

Check out a great blog that I visit everyday. Kim Score has some fabulous ideas and creations! Click HERE to check it out every day as she makes paper punch creations that are so much fun to try! Happy New Year to everyone - Let's hope 2010 is a grand year for all! See you soon!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Big Stampin' Up Sale! Don't Miss It!

It's the Stampin' Up! Black Friday Sale (but lucky for you .. it lasts all week!)
HUGE STAMPIN' UP! SAVINGS! The complete list of sale items is below. Shop in your jammies, or between baking pies and basting turkeys, by CLICKING HERE! if you need assistance with an order, contact me by e-mail and I'll help you.

Please note items sold out very quickly during last year's holiday sale!!! Don't miss the corduroy buttons bundle at 50% off or the Ultimate Stamper's Starter Bundle!!! The heart punches are on sale in plenty of time to prepare for Valentine's Day! And look at the discounts on the ribbon! (You know how I feel about ribbon!!!)

IMPORTANT: Please be sure to use the special product numbers listed to receive the discounted prices.

Regular Price
Discounted Price

Framed with Love Bundle

Framed with Love stamp set
Full Heart punch

Thank You Kindly Bundle

Thank You Kindly stamp set
Scallop Edge punch

Thank You Kindly Bundle (French)

Tous mes remerciements stamp set
Scallop Edge punch

Animal Crackers Bundle

Animal Crackers stamp set
Star Designer brads

Corduroy Button Bundle

Kraft Corduroy buttons
Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons
Summer Sun Corduroy buttons
Basic Gray Corduroy buttons
Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons

Game Night Bundle

Card Games stamp set
Game Night stamp set

Four Square Bundle

Four Square stamp set
Scallop Square punch

Heart to Heart Bundle

Love You Much stamp set
Heart to Heart punch
Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon

Heart to Heart Bundle (Spanish)

Te Quiero Mucho stamp set
Heart to Heart punch
Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon

Heart to Heart Bundle (French)

J't'aime beaucoup stamp set
Heart to Heart punch
Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon

Chipboard Letter Bundle

On Board Timeless Type
On Board Loads of Letters

Double-Stitched Ribbon Bundle

Bashful Blue 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
Rose Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon

Ultimate Stampers' Starter Bundle*

Best Wishes & More stamp set
Eight Great Greetings stamp set
On a Pedestal stamp set
Earth Elements Stampin' Spots
Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
Flower Designer brads

Build-A-Brad Bundle

Calendar Alphabet stamp set
Pewter Build-A-Brad
Antique Brass Build-A-Brad

Enjoy Every Moment Bundle

Enjoy Every Moment stamp set
Circle Designer brads
Flower Designer brads

Enjoy Every Moment Bundle (French)

Profiter de chaque instant stamp set
Circle Designer brads
Flower Designer brads

Cheep Talk Bundle

Cheep Talk stamp set
Note cards
Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons

Sock Monkey Bundle

Sock Monkey stamp set
Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set
Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons

Sock Monkey Bundle (French)

Sing-chaussette stamp set
Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set
Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons

Alphabet Bundle

Jayne's Type Alphabet stamp set
Lovely Letters stamp set

Simply Said Bundle

Simply Said stamp set
Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
Full Heart punch

Simply Said Bundle (French)

Amitié stamp set
Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
Full Heart punch

On Board Bundle

On Board So Tweet
On Board Batch of Blooms
On Board Essentials

Christmas Décor Bundle #1

Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Kraft, Real Red)
Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements

Christmas Décor Bundle #2

Holly Beary Wreath Décor Elements (Chocolate, Real Red)
Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements

Christmas Décor Bundle #3

Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Old Olive, Real Red)
Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements

For All You Do Bundle

For All You Do stamp set
5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads

For All You Do Bundle (French)

Merci pour tout stamp set
5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads

For All You Do Bundle (Spanish)

Por todo lo que haces stamp set
5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads

Striped Ribbon Bundle

Bashful Blue 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
Pumpkin Pie 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
So Saffron 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
Real Red 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon

Bling Bundle

Sticky Pages
Sticky Cuts Sweet
Fine Supernova Stampin' Glitter
Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter

Fresh-Cut Bundle

Fresh Cuts stamp set
Fresh-Cut Notes
5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

Fresh-Cut Bundle (French)

Fraicheur exuise stamp set
Fresh-Cut Notes
5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

Pendant Note Bundle

Pendant Park stamp set
Pendant notes
5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

Pendant Note Bundle (French)

Adorable parc stamp set
Pendant notes
5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

Pendant Note Bundle (Spanish)

Un dia en el parque stamp set
Pendant notes
5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

Sporting Bundle #1

Large Night of Navy Sporting Décor Elements
Night of Navy Just Sports Décor Elements

Sporting Bundle #2

Large Chocolate Sporting Décor Elements
Chocolate Just Sports Décor Elements

Sporting Bundle #3

Large Black Sporting Décor Elements
Black Just Sports Décor Elements

Ginormous Flowers I Décor Elements

Ginormous Flowers II Décor Elements

5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads

5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

Scallop Square punch

Full Heart punch

Heart to Heart punch

Scallop Edge punch

Circle Designer brads

Flower Designer brads

Star Designer brads

Small Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements

Medium Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements

Small Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements

Medium Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements

*This bundle is only available while supplies last

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

November Sale from Stampin Up! Don't Miss It!!!


Stampin' Up! is having a HUGE holiday sale from November 23 to November 30--YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE!!!

What's on sale??? It's so big they won't even let us demonstrators know!!! You will have to go to my website on November 23rd to find out! Then place your order right through the website! Don't fight the after Thanksgiving crowds--shop in your pj's at home!!!

Make sure YOU get what you want this year for Christmas--give out your "wish list" to family and friends and direct them to my website to order!

And to make the deal even better--everyone who places an on-line order during this sale will go into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate!

So--mark your calendar to go to my website on November 23rd to see what's all on sale!!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


This monthly promotion is back! During the month of October, Stampin’ Up! will offer several discounted products as “Deals of the Week.” No limits and no minimum purchase required. Today and until the morning of October 12th, you can take advantage of the following deals:

109183 Trio Flower Punch for $15.99
109041 5-Petal Flower Punch for $15.99
110709 My Way Punch for $16.99

See you soon,


Hey Blog Land - I wanted to tell everyone who placed an order with me for September -THANK YOU!!!! and to announce the Big Shot winner!!!! *Drum Roll Here*

Roberta Turner - Come on down! You are the WINNER!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009



See you soon,


Hi everyone - Just a quick edit to my blog about the contest for September! I can only sell product to US residents, therefore, I can only give the grand prize away to US residents. I hate that rule, but that is how it must be! Love to all and Good Luck!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


I saw this on a blog tonight and thought it was so fabulous, that I had to share with you! It is how to make the pin that Shelli made at convention in August! The tutorial is HERE at Pennie McCallum's Blog!

Shelli's Flower Pins by Pennie McCallum:
Did you attend convention this year? Did you see the Flower Pins that Shelli made? Did you want to make one? Me Too! So I did! Here is one of them that I am going to show you a "how to" that I did, and then I'll show you some more of the ones I made. ANY OF THESE PICTURES YOU CAN JUST CLICK ON THEM AND VIEW THEM LARGER!

1) First, select your fabrics, I like a real mixture - anything from denim to satin brocades.

2) Next, cut out the flowers you want - sorry this picture came out very yellowed. I actually did not use 4 of the smallest flowers in this picture (see above).

I used 2 sets of four flowers in the 2nd largest size for my base (see above).

3) Fold your first two flowers in half and overlap them at right angles to each other - I took a stitch or two to easily hold them into place (recommend this highly - see above).

4) Now add your third flower (folded in half) and overlap the bottom section with the previous flower (again make a stitch or two - see above).

5) Watch this step closely - you are adding the final - the 4th flower (lightest greenish gray one in this picture) to this layer. Overlap the bottom two petals of this folded flower with the dark green flower. NOW, carefully pick up just the first flower (denim top) and carefully slide the new layer under the denim. Still with me? Now add another stitch or two.

6) Now you are going to start a whole new layer - I used four more of the same size flowers (if you are making one, you can choose to do more of the same size or start a smaller flower layer - hey it's your pin - you design it). I am starting this layer with the red flower (stitch again with each flower addition in my opinion).

Continue around with the second layer until you have added the four flowers, weaving the last flower under half of the first flower as in the previous layer just as in Step 5.

7) Here is what my completed 2nd layer looked like (see above).

8) I continued my layers in the same manner (picture below shows pin after the fourth layer, before my final layer is added).

Aren't these cool? Now go to her blog and she will tell you the fabrics she used and the amounts! Tell her Renee sent you! She is very talented and I am so happy she shared with us! SHE ALSO HAS MORE SAMPLES TO L O O K AT! WOOHOO FOR PENNIE!

I have made so many cards and projects but cannot size them or lighten or darken them due to losing my Photoshop program in my computer crash. I am trying to learn some other programs, but they are just not the same!?!! Boo hoo for me!

See you soon,

Saturday, September 5, 2009


Hi Everyone - My Nephew (Trae) sent me this picture of his "always into something" son and it was so cute and soooooooo funny - I just had to share it with you! Dixon is almost 3 and I call him the bowling ball - because he is everywhere in a flash! He is adorable and this is why:

While his mommy and daddy were busy folding the laundry - he decided to check out the dryer! He is just too cute for color TV! Enjoy!

See you soon!

Friday, September 4, 2009

My New Grand-baby Came For a Visit!

SURPRISE! It is not a human! LOL. This is Avery! Isn't she adorable???? I just love her and wanted to share.

See you soon!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Holiday Mini Catalog is ACTIVE TODAY!!!

I am soooooo excited that the New Holiday Mini Catalog that I have been drooling over is now available to everyone to order from!
There are some additional Hostess specials to tell you about too.

From September 1 to January 4,2010 - If you host a workshop between September 1st and November 30th, totaling $250.00 or more, you can choose any one item from the Holiday Mini catalog for only $10. (excludes the hostess sets and My Digital Studio).............

My Digital Studio is available to Demonstrators today! Now I bet you wish you had signed up last month at the great discounted price? Customers can start ordering on October the 1st.

There is a workshop special for this too. Host a workshop of at least $400 and get My Digital Studio for 50% off the retail price which is $79.95, so the promotional price will be $39.97.

Now for my exciting NEWS! I have had so many people inquiring about the BIG SHOT! This is MY SPECIAL FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER!

Drum roll please!

IF you place an order by emailing me or ordering on line here on my Stampin' Up! website and you place an order of $50.00 or more - I will enter you in a contest to win a BIG SHOT from ME! Woohoo! If you spend $100 - you will be entered twice - if you spend $150 - you will be entered 3 times and so on. So not only will you get a chance in my drawing on September 30th - you will still get free stamps and offers as usual. THIS JUST SWEETENS THE DEAL A BIT FOR ALL OF YOU WHO REALLY WANT THE BIG SHOT!

If you have any questions or problems, shoot me an email at and I will help you out. My 4 year old grandson, Kale, will draw the lucky winner on the 30th! PLACE AN ORDER ONCE A WEEK AND SPREAD YOUR MONEY OUT AND GET MORE CHANCES TO WIN OR PLACE ONE LARGE ORDER AND GET THE OTHER BENEFITS!!!

See you soon!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Build a Bear Stamps & Dies Coming September 1st!!!

Oh - I cannot wait until the Holiday Mini Catalog is released on September the FIRST! There are so many adorable stamps and card stock and even ribbon in there. I love the new Big Shot diez and the NEW Build a Bear Group - it is my favorite! I haven't purchased any of the sets yet, but I have a card to show you by the very talented Dawn Griffith. Here it is:

Take a look at her blog - she is sooooooo talented! Go HERE to check it out!

Thanks for stopping by and I will see you soon!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


I would like to invite you to join the Late Night Stampers Group - Demos Only. You can use this link to join - Click HERE. This group has lots of talented members and it is a great place to increase your creativity, interact with other demos, make new friends and just have fun. We also have a group for non-SU demonstrators. I know you will be happy you did. To join this group - click HERE.

The following list are HIRED demos to make samples for Sherrill Graff. Sherrill is the 'mom' of StampinUpLNStampers. Check out their blogs for your creative inspiration!

Late Night Stamper's Designer Team

1. Gretchen Barron
2. Barbara Dondero
3. Tammy Fite
4. Judy Jackson
5. Mary Brown
6. Sarah Wills
7. Selene Kempton
8. Virginia Killmore
9. Elizabeth Sloman
10. Marisol Gutierrez
11. Dawn Bullock
12. Sandi MacIver
13. Stephanie Sullins
14. Susan Shields
15. Rebekah "Becky" Jensen
16. Heidi Michel
17. Barb Slaughter
18. Lisa Milliron
19. Connie Babbert
20. Nancy Dawson
21. Bethany Keeney
22. Kirsten Brown
23. Mary Jo Price-Williams
24. Elizabeth Hurst

**Want to win FREE Stampin' Up merchandise from Sherrill Graff SU demonstrator, our LNS "Mom"?

To enter the contest for FREE STAMPS please post this list of LNS designers on your blog then visit Sherrill's blog and leave your blog address to be enter into the drawing for $50 in FREE Stamps! Remember to join the LNS Yahoo Group first!!!

Hey Texas Shoppers & Stampin' Up! Customers!!!

I live in Austin, Texas and I am always shopping during the SALES TAX FREE Holiday for anything I can use during the school year!

The State of Texas is having a sales tax holiday from August 21 - 23.

You can purchase our supplies during this time!

Please note that you must place your order during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax free.

Uni-ball Signo gel pen, 105021, $3.95

Basic Black Stampin’ Write journaler, 105394, $3.25

Stampin’ Write markers, various, $3.25

Watercolor Pencils, 101879, $19.95

Watercolor Wonder Crayons Bold Brights, 106695, $19.95

Watercolor Wonder Crayons Earth Elements, 106696, $19.95

Watercolor Wonder Crayons Rich Regals, 106698, $19.95

Watercolor Wonder Crayons Soft Subtles, 106697, $19.95

Watercolor Wonder Crayons Neutrals, 106746, $9.95

Stampin’ Pastels, 105542, $24.95

Craft & Rubber scissors, 103179, $19.95

Paper snips, 103579, $9.95

Craft & Paper scissors, 108360, $29.95

Pencil sharpener, 100745, $4.95

Blender pens, 102845, $9.95

2-Way Glue Pen, 100425, $3.50

SNAIL adhesive, 104332, $6.95

SNAIL refill, 104331, $4.50

Mini Glue Dots, 103683, $4.95

Pop-Up Glue Dots, 104183, $3.95

Stampin’ Dimensionals, 104430, $3.95

Anywhere Glue Stick, 104045, $3.95

Dotto, 103305, $12.95

Dotto refill, 100902, $6.50

Sticky Strip, 104294, $6.95

Tombow Adhesive, 110755, $3.95

Texas - Remember - you must place your order between August 21-23. Only the items listed above will not be taxed. This list applies only to orders shipped to Texas. Click on my Shop Stampin' Up! Button on the right hand side of my blog starting August 21st!

See you soon!

Friday, August 14, 2009

A Friday Laugh & Laugh & LAUGH!!!

Well if I had you laughing yesterday - You need to check out this link - You will have to laugh at this one!

See you soon!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


A friend sent this to me and it is just too funny and I have to share it with you! Let me know what you think! Click on this link for a big smile and a big laugh!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Hi Everyone! Wow! It is hot in Texas! I think this is the 47th day in a row that the temperature has been over 100 degrees. I feel like chocolate melting on the sidewalk! I have been very busy keeping my yard from dying and my plants from being scorched by the sun!
I hope you have had a chance to browse through the new catalog that was just released on July the first. Isn't it fabulous?!

A special HELLO to the Going with the Flow Crafters! I am running an August special that should grab your attention! This special starts NOW until August 30th!

Here's the deal -- Place a $50 order (before tax and S&H) either through me directly or from my Stampin' Up! website (click on "Order Now" in the middle of the page on the right), and I will send you your choice of stamp sets from the list below. Place a $75 order, and you will receive two stamp sets. Place a $100 and you will receive three FREE stamp sets. For every $25 in product ordered above $100, you will receive an additional FREE stamp set. Remember, if you place an order of $150 or more, you also receive hostess benefits from Stampin' Up! (a current Level 1 Hostess set and at least $15 in Hostess Credits). Here's what available:

Friendship Blooms
Botanical Blooms
Polka Dot Punches
So Many Scallops
Make it Count
Seasonal Icons
All About Occasions
Best Yet
Party Punch
For a Friend
All I Have Seen
Happy Harmony
A Little Bit of Happiness
Itty Bitty Buds
Painted Posies
Sweet Dreams
Darling Dots
God's Beauty

There are some fabulous Stamp Sets here and they are all New and Unused! So there you go! I hope that I can send you one or more FREE stamp sets soon! E-mail me if you have questions or if you would like me to assist you with your order! Remember, you can place your order by going to my Stampin' Up Website and clicking on "shop now" in the middle of the page on the right or by e-mailing me and letting me put the order in for you! Either way, FREE rubber could soon be on it's way to you!

I can't wait to show you some of the new sets in the Holiday Mini Catalog that will be available to buy from on September FIRST!

See you soon!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Great Way to Hang and Display Your Cards!!!

I saw this on the Martha Stewart website and thought I should share it in case everyone did not see it. This would be a great way to display your cards and creations for your customers to see, at a craft show or just in your craft room!

Here is the How to:

1) Wrap 14-gauge wire tightly around a 1/2-inch wooden dowel 3 times to create a loop; measure 5 inches along wire, and repeat, continuing to wrap and measure until you have 5 loops along 20 inches of wire. Snip off excess at first and last loops.

2) Form a diamond shape: Bend wire at loops, overlapping first and last. Using flat-nose pliers, twist 28-gauge wire around overlapped loops to secure. Repeat to make 3 more diamonds.

Using nails, hang diamonds on wall in a larger diamond configuration. Slip in business cards, photographs, seed packets, and anything else you want to have handy.

I hope you like my share today! See you soon!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


There were so many winners of the blog candy during the tour and Mary won the Big Shot. I wish I had more details, but I have been MIA from the computer today. I have some great cards I made today and as soon as I get them sized, I will post them for you. I lost my Photoshop program during my Memorial Day computer crash so I use the computer upstairs to re-size them, then email them downstairs to my laptop and THEN I finally get to post them. It is just too hot in Texas to be running up and down the stairs today! I have been reading all the wonderful comments and loving that I have some new followers! I am happy - happy! See you soon,

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Welcome to my blog! I hope you enjoyed the Royal Blog Tour. We were limited to 4 pictures, so I had to take some of my pictures down for the tour. Now that it is over, I can share the insides of the cards and tell you a bit more about them. FIRST I want to thank my new subscribers and SECOND - I want to thank everyone who left a comment on my creations. Ya'll just MADE my WEEK! I used the "Hello Again" Stamp Set that is brand new in our catalog. I wanted to show different uses for a small stamp set so this is what I came up with! I hope you enjoy my samples.

Catalog # `113780

Card One - I used the Soft Suede Designer Paper with Vanilla Card stock. I really like this new DSP!

Here is the card opened up!

Now for Card Two - I used the Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry Papers. I accordian folded the bottom part and used it on some of the circles for texture. These colors are so bright! I am adjusting! He He

For the Inside - I just wanted something fun and funky!

Card Three - I used Bermuda Bay Card Stock with some of the Soft Suede Designer Paper. I used my white gel pen to make some stitching and the centers for the little flowers. I made the big flower with the scallop punch. I love the crushed curry ribbon and flowers. I punched out the butterfly and then stamped it on each side to give it some pazazz!

I just stamped a bit on the inside for interest. I hate making cards where I forget or run out of time (last minute me - always late) to put something cool on the inside!

And My Final Card - I changed it a little bit so that the front and back were identical. I used the Bella Bleu #113974 - isn't it pretty?

Here is the inside of the card where I popped up all of the butterflies and the flower on the front with crystal effects. It is shiny in person!

These cards were fun to make and I used all Stampin' Up! products. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. I hope to see you soon!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Are you Worried about Health Care Reform? Check this out!

This is important to all of us! Please watch this video. I saw this on Taylor-Made by JenMarie and it made sense! Click HERE


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Pocket Silhouette & Paper Piercing - Got Carried Away!

I had too much fun making this card. I got my paper piercing mat and paper piercer out and just couldn't stop punching holes! My new obsession - punching holes in paper - haha! I like it - I hope you do too! The blog tour is getting closer and closer! I bet you can't wait! I am having trouble waiting! Come back and see what we have all come up with! See you soon!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Hi all - I hope you are having a great Tuesday! I love this stamp set and every time I use it, I think of the symphony where they play "The Flight of the Bumble bee" and then I remember that this is a butterfly and not a bumble bee! Silly me!
I hope you are enjoying the new colors! I am adjusting to the brightness slowly. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL COMMENTS ON RON'S 6 x 6 PHOTO HOLDER! YOU MADE HIS HEAD SWELL!!! See you real soon!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Hubby Has Been Woodworking AGAIN!!


I showed my husband a picture of a 6 X 6 Photo Frame Holder that a demonstrator had sent to me to show him what we were talking about just in case he wanted to make one for me and everyone else! Well ........ you should all know by now what an over achiever he is - LOL! He made the most beautiful and unusual piece AGAIN! He doesn't see what we see and I sure don't see what he sees (I guess that is a good thing)? Here are some pictures of this creation he made out of hard maple with a walnut rod and no nails, or screws! He even made a trek over to Hobby Lobby and purchased the 5 pack of plastic sleeves and I had some ring binders here at the house. This is his master piece! TA DA!

Isn't it fabulous!?!?!?!