Friday, December 30, 2011

Last Chance to order from the Holiday Mini

January 3rd is your last day to order from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Mini. Some things you would expect to be carried over will not be. You would think that the stocking punch would be carried over but it is not. It is only available while supplies last or January 3rd which ever comes first. Here's a link to the carried over items
and here's a link to my website where you can place your order 
Just click on the Shop Now button (bottom right) then click Holiday Mini (top left side bar)  
If you need any help or have questions please feel free to contact me.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The new year is almost hear!

Do you ever wonder where the time goes. I can't believe we are 2 days away from the New Year 2012.

                                                 Well Happy New Year to you all!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Stampin Queens Sketch Challenge 16

Well it's time for another sketch challenge over at SQSC won't you join the challenge.....
Here's my take on this sketch challenge. Feels like something is missing not sure what. Let me know what you think.

Item list:
Lace Ribbon Border punch
Curly Label punch
Stripes embossing folder
Occasions Alphabet stamp set
retired Whisper White 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon (we're not suppose to use retired items, sorry)
Pink Pirouette, Cherry Cobbler, Wisteria Wonder and Shimmery White card stock.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Easel card with drawer

I wanted some thing I could put several cards in and give as a gift. Here's my first drawer box with an easel card attached to the top. I place 10 cards with envelopes inside. The cards inside are from past swaps and work shops. So what do you think? You can find complete instructions and a video on how to make a drawer box at under resources just type in drawer box.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Stampin Queens Sketch Challenge 15

This a great sketch you can check it out and participate at
Item list:
Nature Walk and Pursuit of Happiness stamp sets
Early Espresso stamp pad
Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi and Daffodil Delight markers
Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso and Whisper White card stock
Sizzix Scallop Circle die #2
Basic Rhinestones

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

While it's always rewarding to host a Stampin' Up! workshop, now through December 15 is an especially good time to be the hostess. Hostesses who hold a qualifying workshop will get an additional $35 in free Stampin' Up! products! Minimum sales to qualify is $350.00

Monday, November 21, 2011

24-Hour-Only Deals during Online Extravaganza!

November 18, 2011
The Online Extravaganza 24-hour-only sale items will be available from November 21, 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM (MT).  These special offers will not be extended past the deadline.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Stampin Queens Sketch Challenge 13

Here's a Birthday Card I came up with for the latest sketch challenge over at:

 Items used: Create A Cupcake, Cupcake Builder punch, Spice Cake Designer Series paper (from Holiday Mini) Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake card stocks.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Stampin Queens Sketch Challenge 11

Not crazy about how this turned out but here it is such as it is. Be sure to play along and design your card and upload it at:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Stampin Queens Sketch Challenge #10

I like how feminine this card is. Check out this challenge and play along at:

 Here's what I used: Four Frames, Elements of Style and Kindness matters stamp sets, Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White card stock, White Stazon, Black Stazon and Elegant Eggplant ink pads, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder and Blushing Bride markers, Whisper White 3/8 inch Taffeta ribbon and the Decorative Label punch.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge # 9

Here I am with another sketch challenge from
Check it out and join in the fun. Fall has arrived so I'm sticking with fall like colors.
Here's what I used: Just Believe stamp set,
Very Vanilla, So Saffron and More Mustard card stock, So Saffron, More Mustard and Wild Wasabi ink pads and Markers, So Saffron 1/4 ribbon, Perfect Pearls, Ovals Sizzix Die and Boho Blossom punch.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

SUO challenge 29

Check out the challenge over at and play along. Here's my take on 'Leaves'

Items used:
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, Hounds-tooth embossing folder, Leaves sizzix die.I used ink pads and a sponge to highlight the textures of this card.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge 8

See below for my version

Item list:
Teeny tiny Wishes stamp set, Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard and Old Olive card stock, Stripes embossing folder, Scallop Trim Border punch, Modern Label Mover and Shaper die, Modern label punch, Window Word Punch, Mini Black Brads and Whisper WhiteTaffeta Ribbon

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack

As promised pictures of the cards for the Christmas Stamp-A-Stack to be held on 10/30/2011. We will make 4 different designs and 3 of each design. Cost for this stamp camp is $30.00 which includes a light lunch. We will start at 11:00 AM in hopes of completing all 12 cards by 4:30. Lunch will be from 1:00 to 1:30. I do require payment with your registration, deadline to register is October 16th. If you are attending the Technique workshop on the 16th you can register and pay then. You can pay with a debit card or credit card if you pay me through my paypal account other wise I accept cash. Space is limited so don't wait too long.

This idea came from Lynda Fraser

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Stampin' Queens Sketch challenge 7

Another sketch challenge from the Stampin' Queens. I love being a designer for this group!

I used Rose Red, Whisper White, Baja Breeze and Elegant Eggplant card stock, Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Oval All stamp set, I didn't have any of the White Buttons sold on pg 197 so I used retired-Clear Buttons with whisper white cs for the back, XLarge Oval punch, Small Scallop Circle punch

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Freshly made Sketch Challenge #4

Here's a fun and easy sketch from
Item list: Jolliest Time of The Year stamp set, Snow Burst Embossing Folder (from the Holiday Mini), Dazzling Details,  glitter glue (from the Holiday Mini), marina Mist, Riding Hood Red and Shimmery White card stock, Snowflake punch,

Friday, September 30, 2011

SUO Challenge 28

This fall thank you card is for the SUO fall color challenge. Any one can play along you just have to only use Stampin' Up! products. Check them out at

Item list:
Leaves die #2, More Mustard, Pear Pizzaz,Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla card stock and Spice Cake Desinger paper from the Holiday Mini I also used retired Chocolate Chip Striped Ribbon (it is now available in Soft Suede instead)

I used Heat-n-Stick powder to cover the leaf with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Very Vintage

I totally case'd (copy and share everything) from: Jennifer is a very talented Stampin' demonstrator, please be sure to check out her blog.
I changed up her card design just a little. I used Pretty In Pink and Chocolate Chip for ink and paper as well as Very Vanilla. I used the same Vintage Vogue stamp set and wheel. I also used the Basic Pearls and Pretty In Pink Satin Ribbon. All product used is Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge

So here we are with September 28ths sketch challenge from the Stampin' Queens
I used: Real Red card stock, Letters to Santa designer series paper, the new Snow Burst embossing folder (from the current Holiday Mini pg 33), Autumn Days and Word Play2 stamp sets, White 5/8 Satin Ribbon and Marina Mist 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Very vanilla Smooch Spritz, Dazzling Details glitter glue (Holiday Mini pg 41), Decorative Label punch, 1 1/4 inch circle punch.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Clean and Simple

I am always trying to come up with cards that assemble in under 10 minutes. Here's one of those cards.
I used Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Paisley Petals designer series paper and 1/4 Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon. The stamp set is Just Believe.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

October Technique

I am considering the Acetate & Tissue technique that I found at under their resource page titled acetate & tissue. Here's the card I came up with, what do you think?
I used the Polar Party stamp set, Marina Mist paper, acetate sheet, dazzling diamonds glitter, bashful blue re-inker, black stazon ink pad, cajun craze, marina mist, pale plum, pumpkin pie markers and crystal effects.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Stampin Queens Sketch Challenge 5

Latest sketch challenge from

Here's my version
Did you notice the Basic Jewels, the new Dazzling Details glitter glue (from the Holiday Mini pg 41), the new Snow Burst embossing folder (also from the Holiday Mini pg 33) other items used:
From Stampin' Up!'s 2011/2012 Idea Book/Catalog
Jolliest Time of The Year pg 37
Striped Grograin Ribbon pg 195
Paper 176 thru 180

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Unscripted Sketch Challenge

I need fall cards for thank you's, birthdays, sympathy.....I have been searching for sketch challenges to help keep my creative mojo going. It's fun getting out the fall stamp sets and using them again.
You can find this sketch here

I used Day of Gratitude stamp set, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla & More Mustard card stock, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive More Mustard ink pads, Early Espresso & Soft Suede markers.

Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge 191

The sketch challenge can be found here

See below for my version:

I used: Cajun craze, So Saffron, Very Vanilla card stock, Well Worn designer series paper, Night of Navy, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze ink pads, Autumn Days and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Sabbath day at Mt Rainier, Washington

Jerry and I spent a wonderful sabbath day at Mt Rainier hiking and feeling so close to each other and God. We live in such a beautiful part of the country. I can't imagine ever living any where else.
Tree Canopy at Longmire

Jerry at Carter Falls

Madcap Falls just above Carter Falls

Majestic Mt Rainier

Sun peaking through the trees

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Stampin' Up!'s Eco Friendly Practices

 Any of you who know me, know that I am all about recycling and being as ECO friendly as possible. So when I came across this fellow demonstrators article, I knew I had to share it with you. Here's what she had to say;

A look into Stampin' Up!'s Eco-Friendly Practices

A few months ago, I read a great article about how 'green' Stampin' Up! is, and it really stuck with me so I wanted to share.  Without a lot of hype they have been doing good behind the scenes for years.  So many companies could learn a lesson or two about how being green can sometimes be profitable not only for our children and grandchildren, but even to the company bottom line.

Here are just a few highlights:
  1. Rubber - Rather than dump excess rubber from stamps into a landfill, Stampin' Up! donates it local parks in Kanab to use in playgrounds. They also donate it to Courage Reins, a nonprofit organization that provides horseback riding therapy for physically or mentally challenged children.  The organization sells the ground rubber for use in playgrounds and horse stables and uses the money to fund their programs.
  2. Card Stock & Paper - Not only is our packing material 100% recycled material, but our card stock also includes recycled paper that's left over from other paper runs which would otherwise end up in landfills. The darker the card stock color, the more recycled material it technically, Basic Black is the new "Green!"  Additionally, Stampin' Up! works with a paper broker who ensures that the mills used for our Designer Series Paper and card stock engage in environmentally friendly practices. The broker is certified through the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and the Program for the Endorsement of Forestry Certification (PEFC) and ensures that our paper comes from sustainably managed forests and that our mills are taking steps to lessen their carbon footprints. One mill even generates its own power!
  3. Carbon Footprint - Stampin' Up! strives to reduce their carbon footprint as much as possible. They engage in shipping practices that will require fewer greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, to be released into the atmosphere. First, shipments are picked up from the Distribution Center during non-peak traffic hours, requiring less gas to use to get our orders out. (More info about UPS policies at  For stamp shipments from Kanab to Riverton, we "carpool" with companies who are sending shipments from Salt Lake City area to Kanab. For example: Sysco delivers food to Kanab and surrounding towns and normally their trucks would return empty. Instead of driving back without cargo, Sysco trucks bring stamps from Kanab to Riverton!  Smart for the budget and the environment!
  4. Wood Blocks - The wood blocks for our stamps are created from renewable resources, using sustainable practices to get them. They work with a tree farm that grows maple trees specifically for harvesting wood.  Now with clear stamps as an option, even fewer trees are being used!
  5. Stampin' Up! Buildings - Systems in both the Riverton and Kanab building filter any pollutants that may result from stamp production. What's more, the buildings were designed with energy conservation in mind. Both buildings have geothermal wells, which help maintain building temperatures, decreasing the use of heating oil or natural gas. All lights are on sensors and timers, so electricity isn't wasted when employees are away from the office. In the Utah desert climate, water is an important concern. Native, water-wise plants are used in landscaping, including wildflowers growing in front of the Riverton office instead of grass. Sprinklers are timed to minimize evaporation, reducing the amount of water used. Indoors, artificial plants are mixed it with live plants in the beautiful atrium water feature. This creates a lush garden while minimizing the amount of water used.
How cool is that?!!!  I love working with a company that cares...about it's people, about it's customers, and about our environment!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Here's my version:
Item list:
Simply Soft stamp set (hostess set pg 12)
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (pg 157)
Basic Pearls (pg 198)
Rose Red Seam Binding (pg 194-195)
Whisper White, Rose Red, Sahara Sand card stock (pg 176 thru 180)