Monday, November 24, 2008


This is another lay out I made at the retreat. This one is from this falls pictures of the boys jumping in the leaves. I used some chipboard lettrs and some liquid glue to add some glitter. The stamp set is retired with gratiude a great fall set.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

snow burst

This is a simpmle card I cased from someone's blog. I changed the colors and the sentiment is different as well. I really like the simpleness of this card, but still very pretty. It's hard to see from the picture, but the colors are Kiwi Kiss and Brillant blue.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Snow Days

I created this page using a scrapbook page kit, I'm not sure of name at the moment. The snowflake on the left page in the left hand corner is a die cut image out using whit flock paper. I'm on a mission to find this small snowflake die. The scallop edge is made by using the scallop boarder punch from SU.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Scrappin Retreat

This picture was talen a couple of weekends a ago at our Srappin Retreat at the Putney Inn in Putney, VT. I would have to say this was one of the best weekends I have ever had. We scrapbook, we ate and we slept a litte too. We arrived on Fri Nov. 7th at 2pm and we didn't leave untill Sun. at 3pm. It was so much fun and I completed 15 12x12 2 page layouts. Yeah. Oh by the way the people in the picture are Carol (Tish's mom), Me, Tish (my downline) and Tasha. This Scrappin Reatreat was sponsored by the Scrapbook Nook in Bellowfalls, VT.

This is one of the lay outs I completed. I use the retired winter bright scrapbook kit and a few other extras. I'll post some more lay outs later in the week.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fall Card

This is a card that my upline Lynn Larson made for her swap for our meeting. You can't tell in the picture, but she accented the tree with a gold pen. It came out nice.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Holiday Line Up

I just love this stamp set. It was one of my favorites from the new catalog. I made this card for my downline meeting swap. Everyone like it.

Monday, September 15, 2008


Isn't this the cutest thing you ever seen, or at least today anyways. I made this at my upline's Lynn Larson house. I was there for a downline meeting doing a little stamping, swapping and sharing.

Anyways we made these use the big shot and the top note die. You die cut the green galore and the lovely lilac together. You cut the lovely lilac to make hair. Add some punches an whoaloa. It's pretty easy to make, but the big shot is a must. I have to tell you the big shot is on the very top of my wish list.

Guess what, now you can order your favorite Stampin Up products from the comfort of your own home online. Just go to my SU website here to place your order today.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Okay it's not a Stampin Up stamp, but.............

I like it a lot. I have a lot of hunter's in my family, so I'm always in the search for deer stamps. This is made by Northwoods Rubber Stamp, INC. Everything else on the card is Stampin Up. The cs colors are garden green, creamy carmel, close to cocoa and very vanilla. The pattern paper is prestwick disgner paper. I also used some of this paper on the uder the stars card. I used some choc chip ribbon and some retired hodgepodge hardware. This is going to be my dad's birthday card. Happy Stamping everyone.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Swap Card

I made this card for a swap I sign up for. I made another card too, but I forgot to take a picture before I mailed them, silly me. Anyways I used garden green and night of navy cs and some of the new pattern paper. This card uses the under the stars stamp set from the new catalog thats actually on sale right now. I punch out the stamp images with the 1 3/8 and matted on the 1 3/4 and drew some stitching with the white gel pen. Don't you love that pen.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Framed Scrapbook

I made this framed scrapbook and entered in the local fair craft and hobbies exhibit and won first prize in the paper crafts section(yeah). I painted the frame brown and let it dry then painted a clear crackle medium over the brown and let it dry. I painted a light blue over that and it crackled. I thought it came out pretty cool. The frame took the longest to finish just waiting for the paint to dry. When the frame was finished I strung two wires from side to side and just hook them to the square things that hold the glass in the frame. I cut 6 4 1/2" squares and set an eyelet in each one. I strung through the eyelet and wrapped that piece of wire around wire attached to the frame. By the way I used the Happy Camper stamp set from Stampin Up that retired this year. I got this idea from a paper crafts magazine and made it with using stampin up. Also this frame is used with out the glass. I pick it up at a local thrift store for $2.00.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Baby Gift Bag

I made this gift bag for my husband's cousin who just had a brand new baby girl. I saw this idea in one of the convention photos. I decorated the front with the new pink and pretty in pink soild card stock. I punch out circles and used crystal effects to attach the circle punch out to the clear buttons. I used the new scallop punch down the front. And on the top big half circle I punch out sm ovals and cut them in half and adhered to the back. I thought it came out cute, what do ya think?

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Sizzix Big Shot


Big news in Stampin Up. They have released the Sizzix Big Shot for Stampin' Up.

For those you don't know what a Big Shot is The Big Shot is a manual die-cutting system that you can use for a number of projects and crafts. The simplicity of the Big Shot makes it a great addition to any one's crafting hobby.

How does it work? Using steel-ruled and chemically-etched dies, the Big Shot cuts out images by passing card stock and other materials through rollers that utilize pressure to cut through the materials. With just a couple turns of the handle, you'll be able to cut through a wide variety of materials. The Big Shot also comes with special cutting pads and a cutting platform that not only make the Big Shot safer and easier to use, but also lengthen the life of the product.

The Big Shot works with ALL competitive dies, and the steel rule dies can cut through an impressive list of items. See below:

Cut through the following 50 materials using steel rule dies and your Big Shot machine. Please note the maximum thickness of several materials.

Brass (.055)
Light weight steel
Aluminum (.016)
Tin (.008)
Aircraft plywood (1/64")
Basswood (1/16")
Balsa (3/32")
Mat board (adhesive or none)
Foam with chipboard (.1)
Corrugated pad
Adhesive-backed cork
Fine sandpaper (.00)
Extra thick template plastic
Template plastic
Plastic canvas (7 mesh)
Bubble wrap
Sheet foam
Friendly (jewelry) plastic
100% pure beeswax (cut with parchment paper on top & bottom of beeswax)
Adhesive and non-adhesive rubber

Static cling vinyl
Warm & natural batting
Fusible fleece
Quilt batting
Adhesive and non-adhesive flexible magnet
Heat n' shrink plastic
Adhesive and non-adhesive felt
Pop-up sponge
Shiny self-adhesive and non-adhesive paper
Iron-on fabric
Poly foam adhesive and non adhesive
3-D illusionary plastic
Glow in the dark adhesive and non adhesive
Suede paper
Funky fur
Personal Embossing Plastic (PEP)
Shaggy plush felt
Vinyl flooring
Shelf lining
Embossing rubber
Thin leather
Gasket material

Thursday, July 24, 2008

New Stuff

I received my new stuff from my pre-order from the new catalog on Tuesday. Just one of the many advantages of being a demo. We get try out everything first. Well anyways I broke out the new in-colors and had fun playing with Baja Breeze paper and ink. I found a card I like and tweak it a little and this is what I came up with. The big bold flower is stamp with whisper white ink and then dried. Once it's dry you color on the flower with the pencil. Then for a fininshing touch I added whit gel pen. You can find great video on black magic here made by veronicaskreations.


Stamps- Faboulous Flowers

Paper- basic black, whisper white, baja breeze.

Ink- whisper white craft, baja breeze

Accessories- metalic pencils, white ribbon, and gel pen

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Isn't this card cute. I pulled this card out of the swap drawer it was created by Crystal D Erzen. The scallop edge was created with the corner rounder. It takes a litte while, but makes a cute edge. But guess what Stampin Up is coming out with a scallop border punch woohoo. I can't wait it will out in the new catalog. Yeah.

Monday, July 7, 2008

So this card I pulled out of my card front swaps that I have stored a way. This card was created by Barbara Welch. I got this card from a convention swap. This set is Unfrogetble and will be retiring this year. The part I like the best is the little googlie eyes on the frog.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Decor Elements

Check this out, Stampin Up has lauch a new line of products that are awsome. You can check them out here.

This is what I did with the create decor elements excuse the mess in the background, thats my messy kitchen. My stamp room is supposed to be a dining room, but in the last 4 years that we have lived in this house it has always been my stamp room.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

What's new?

It's been a while and I'm sorry. I've been spending a lot of time outside since our summers are short and our winters are so long. I havev't been ding a lot of stamping either. Shhh, I know something must be wrong with me. lol. The retirement lis is out and the new catalog will be out next month. Thant is some thing to be excited about.

This is me hard at work sitting at Lake Champlain reading a Stampers Sucess. It is a puplication put out by Stampin Up for demonstators. It comes out once a month and it is something I look forward too receiving in the mail.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Wedding Card

I made this card for my Aunt Danielle who is getting married this coming Saturday in Cape Cod. My son Lucas is going to be the ring bearer, so stay tuned for some cute pics on the family blog.
Anyways this card is made with the baroque motifs stamp set from SU and I embossed all the silver ink with silver embossing powder.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Apple Picking

I created this page on Sunday. I'm so behind on my scrapbooking. These
pictures are from last Sept. The good thing is that I waited so long to
scrapbook them I got to use the Summer pinic designer paper and Tart and Tangy
stamp set from the SU Mini.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

eScape 2008
Break free from the 'e'!
Plan now to join Stampin' Up! during the entire month of June in breaking free from the 'e'! Stampin' Up! has designated June 25, 2008 as eScape day--a day to put away your cell phones and laptops and focus on reconnecting with your "wireless network."

Throughout all of June, we're offering a terrific eScape Bundle with products at 25 percent off, including a few of the essentials to create your own cards! Use the bundle at your eScape event to make a fun and easy card.

eScape Bundle (item 113700):

Page Number
Love Notes assortment
p. 167
Circle of Friendship stamp set
p. 143
Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad
p. 165
Very Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
p. 191
Total (non-bundled)

eScape Bundle price

If you don't have a catalog click on the link to your right to look at the online catalog.
Contact me today @
Stay Tuned for information on my class planed for this event on June 25th at 6pm.

Fresh Cut Sneak Peek Promotion
Dates: June 1-30, 2008
Promotion details:
From June 1-30, Stampin' Up! is providing an advance purchase opportunity for the Fresh Cut stamp set (#111634) and coordinating Fresh-Cut Notes (#111882). These two products will be included in the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog.
Customers: Purchase the sneak peek Fresh Cut stamp set and add on the coordinating Fresh-Cut Notes for just $5.
Hostesses: Hold a $400 workshop, and receive the Fresh Cut stamp set and coordinating Fresh-Cut Notes FREE.
Contact me today to place your order or to host a workshop.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Afternoon Tea Class

I held a Afternoon Tea class at my home on Wednesday night. I served tea and cookies. We made cards with the afternoon tea paper and using live your dream and bloomin beatiful stamp sets. We made 8 cards, 4 designs and a card box. This pic only shows 3 designs the other one we did was the flowers in the vase card from the previos post. Most of these cards have been cased and change a little. Thanks for the inspration ladies. Have a great holiday weekend.

Friday, May 16, 2008


I'm so excited, I have my own blog. Yippee. And I finally have high speed internet. Yippee again. We'll I have to keep this short. I need to go cut cardstock for a shoebox swap I'm attending tonight at my 4th upline's house. Which means I will have some beatiful swaps that I will be posting this weekend. Well here are a few cards to get you by.
These are all stamp with Bloomin Beatiful and the dsp is Afternoon tea.

I cased this card off of splitcoast. I forget the link it was a couple of weeks ago. Anyways I changed it a little. Isn't it beatiful. I will be showing my ladies how to do this at my afternoon tea class.

This card I came up with on my own. Do you like my scalloped edge. I created from a bunch of oval punch outs. I put a line of adhesive around the edge on the back and just started laying out my punches. I added a little gel pen and Wholaa.

I just love these flowers. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping.