Saturday, October 27, 2012

Stampin' Up!'s One Day SALE!!

  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps
This DOES NOT include
    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets
  • There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.
  • Friday, October 5, 2012

    "On My Cross" by FFH

    So beautiful, makes me cry when I think that Christ died for me. I want to be a better person, a real witness for Christ and his love, his sacrifice. Listen to the words, it will change you. God Bless

    Sunday, September 2, 2012

    September workshop cards

    So here are the 2 cards that we'll be making at the September 9th workshop. This is a free work shop. If you wish to attend you will need to contact me via email to register. I have extended the deadline for registering to Tuesday September 4th at 5pm. Contact me at


    Birthday Pinwheel

    How cute is this Pinwheel card? It was the only handmade card I received for my B-day this year and I love it. My friend Kim Sent it to me.

    Wednesday, August 29, 2012

    Fall Colors

    As much as I love Fall I really could have waited a little longer. Sigh, the leaves are starting to fall and the flowers are fading. One positive thing though is that my Hummingbirds are back at my feeders. Any way.............Here's my latest creation for a demonstrator swap I'm in. Would love to her your comments.

    Items used:
    Paper - Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock and Champagne Glimmer paper(holiday mini) Very Vanilla and More Mustard regular card stock
    Bigz Die: Autumn Accents (holiday mini)
    Embossing Folders: Lacy Brocade, Woodgrain (holiday mini), Fancy Fan, Square Lattice and Dots
    Glimmer Spritz (home made with Shimmer paint and rubbing alcohol)
    Stamp Set: Day of Gratitude 

    Sunday, August 12, 2012

    A Reindeer Christmas

    Hi all, here's my latest card I did for a demo swap I joined. It was quick and it's cute. Tell me what you think.

    Items used to create this cutie:
    Joyous Celebration stamp set (Holiday Mini)
    Holiday Frame textured embossing folder (Holiday Mini)
    Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details
    1/8 Real Red Taffeta Ribbon
    Large Oval Punch
    Real Red and Whisper White card stock
    Gumball Green Core'dinations card stock (Holiday Mini)

    Sunday, August 5, 2012

    Simple Christmas stepped up!

    I like this one better. I just can't do simple. Let me know what you think.

    Items used:
    Scentsational Season stamp set (Holiday Mini)
    Holiday collection framelits (Holiday Mini)
    Apothecary Accents Framelits
    Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder
    Woodgrain embossing folder (Holiday Mini)
    Lucky Limeade ink pad
    Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon
    Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler card stock
    Festival of Prints designer paper (61/2 X 4 1/4 pad - Holiday Mini)

    Friday, August 3, 2012

    A Simple Christmas

    So I joined a holiday mini swap and this is my first design attempt. Let me know what you think. I've got to complete a design and get ten made this weekend so they can go into the mail on Monday.

    Items used:
    Scentsational Season stamp set (Holiday Mini)
    Holiday collection framelits (Holiday Mini)
    Apothecary Accents Framelits
    Woodgrain embossing folder (Holiday Mini)
    Lucky Limeade ink pad
    Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon
    Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler card stock
    Festival of Prints designer paper (61/2 X 4 1/4 pad - Holiday Mini)

    Friday, July 27, 2012

    Birthday by the Scoop

    Here's my latest birthday card design. I noticed after taking the picture that it's a little crooked but it's just a sample. I used the following items to create this cutie:
    • Petite Pennant Builder punch
    • Cupcake Builder punch
    • Apothecary Accents Framelits
    • Square Lattice Embossing folder
    • Lacy Brocade Embossing folder (2012 Holiday mini)
    • Patterned Party and A Word For You stamp sets

    Thursday, July 5, 2012

    Basketball Birthday

    Well, it's not Stampin' UP! but it is cute. I have a niece that loves basketball and I wanted the card to reflect her interest. Hope you like it!

    Birthday pop-up card

    I saw a tutorial on this pop-up card at  Lisa was so generous to share her design. Mine some how doesn't look exactly right but it's OK. I think the special person I'm giving it to will like it. Let me know what you think, thanks for stopping by.



    Saturday, June 30, 2012

    Boy birthday

    I am thinking a head to the kids in the family and the upcoming birthdays. My nephew loves fishing so I thought this card would fit him perfectly. Although everything I used to make the card is Stampin' Up! all but the paper and thread and embossing folder are retired. Hope you like it!

    Monday, June 4, 2012

    Successful workshop

    Well, I held my first workshop in over 2 months, it was fun. I had 9 ladies attend and everyone had a good time. Here's a re-post of the cards we made...Soooo cute.

    Monday, May 28, 2012

    Creative and Clever

    I have some of the most talented and clever customers/friends.  How clever is this?? Shirley Meitzler picked up a paint color swatch and matched it with her card stock, then stamped the embossed image from SU's Lovely As A Tree stamp set. Ribbon and words are either retired or non-Stampin' Up!

    June Workshop

    Here are the 2 cards we'll be making at the June 3rd workshop. These are not my own designs. Although this is a free workshop you will need to email me and let me know your coming so I can make sure to have enough supplies prepared for everyone. You will each go home with a color printout of each card and the details on how to reproduce it. One extra offering, for the small fee of $5.00 you can make a second set of the cards. Please specify that you want to make the second set when you register. Just drop me an email with your name, phone number and whether you want the second set of cards and I will contact you to finalize your registration.

    Location and Time:
    NW Christian School
    904 Shaw Rd
    Puyallup, WA
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Light refreshments will be served.

    Bordering on Romance

    Morning Cup

    Sunday, May 27, 2012

    My lastest CASE

    This is not one of my original designs but I had fun making this card. It is a case of a card (copy and share everything) that I found on splitcoaststampers. I colored the half pearls with Calypso Coral Stampin' Write marker then sprayed it with hairspray and let it dry to keep the ink from rubbing off you could also a clear top coat craft spray.
    Items used to create this card were:
    Very Vanilla, Soft Suede and Calypso Coral card stock
    Field Flower stamp set
    Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder
    Apothecary Framelits (new)
    Scallop Edge Border punch
    Calypso Coral 1/8 Organdy ribbon (retired Sale-A-Bration 2012)

    Monday, May 14, 2012

    Sneak Peak

    You've probably been wondering where I've been. I have been working 10 hour days with an added 4 hour commute on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Stamping has been far from my mind. Anyway, here's the latest. These are 2 considerations for my June 3rd workshop. I did use the ruffled ribbon from the occasions mini so it's not available for ordering. Take minute and leave me a message and tell me what you think. Thanks for stopping by.....................................
    Bordering on Romance

    Layered Labels

    Saturday, March 31, 2012


    We made this cute drawer box to hold the cards we made at recent stamp camp. I found the instructions on under resources.

    Friday, March 30, 2012

    He is Risen

    I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted any thing. Here's a quick card that I did the other day.  I love the new Edgelits from SU, you can place them any where on your card to cut a decorative edge. Check them out on page 11 of the Occasions mini by going to my website or click on the catalog on my blog side bar.

    Monday, March 12, 2012

    Good Bye my sweet KC

    We are closing yet another chapter in our lives as pet parents. Our beautiful KC has suffered with arthritis for quite a long time. He was on medication giving him quality of life but at 18 1/2 it is time to let him go. He was a daddy's boy for sure and Jerry loved him. We have had him and his sweet sister Kitlyn since they were just days old. Kitlyn will be lonely and I fear her time is short too. She has kidney disease but is on medication and seems to be doing OK. The past 3 years have been hard. I was unemployed for 21/2 years and we lost our dog Tasha and 3 other kitties, Charley, Shasta and Sammy. It seems we have always had furry children in our home. It's going to be quiet, not sure if I'm 100% ready.

    The early days with Bart, KC and Kitlyn
    KC was a character, I had to always check the dryer. If there were warm clothes in there and the door was open he would be in there. We are going to miss this guy!

    Sunday, March 4, 2012

    Red Hat Birthdays

    I went to  and bought her complete instructions and made this cute card. Be sure and leave me a message and tell me what you think and also be sure and stop over and purchase your own instructions from Valita.
    Join me for a fun afternoon when we will create this cute Punch hat as well as a second card that I will share at the work shop. Because some prefer early, others prefer mid-day and others late afternoon I've decided to open arrival time between 10 and 4. Deadline to register and pay is March 19th.
    March  25th
    Open from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Don't you just love the pearl necklace and earrings?

    Sunday, February 26, 2012


    It's been a while since I've posted hope you like these cards. I am hosting a stamp camp where we will make these 4 cards and a drawer box to hold them in. I'm still working on the box but I think the cards turned out cute. This is such a cute stamp set makes me wish for summer.The stamp set is called Mouthwatering and  it's from the Occasions Mini. Join me for a fun afternoon at my house in Puyallup, WA.Please register via email. Directions will be given at the time you register.

    Date: March 11th
    Time: 3 pm to 6 pm
    Fee: $18.00

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012

    Valintine Glitz Stampin Queens Sketch Challenge 23

    I used the new Xtra large Doily Sizzlit, Heart Framelits from the new Occasions mini, Pinking Heart Border punch, Red and Silver glimmer paper (carried over from the Holiday mini) Real Red and Pretty In Pink card stock and Basic Rhinestones.

    Tuesday, January 24, 2012

    February 5th workshop

    Come join me for a fun couple hours at my February 5th workshop, start time is 3 pm. It will be held at:
    Northwest Christian School 
    904 Shaw Road E, 
    Puyallup, WA. 
    This workshop is free. We will make 2 cards, one of the cards will include a technique using the BigShot. Don't forget Sale-A-Bration starts January 29 and of course the Occasions Mini is in full swing.  Although this workshop is free I do need you to register so that I can make sure to have enough supplies. Deadline to register is January 31st. Contact me via email! Here's one of the 2 cards we'll be making,

    Wednesday, January 18, 2012

    Hummingbird and snow and ice

    Framelits and Hummingbirds

    I feed the hummingbirds year round and enjoy them outside my office window when I work from home. Feeling inspired by these tiny little birds and came up with this design for the Stampin Queens sketch challenge 22 using the Elements of Style stamp set and the new Framelits from the new Occasions Mini catalog.

    Sunday, January 15, 2012

    Birthday's and Butterflies

    It's snowing like crazy and I'm ready for spring. Here's a Birthday card I've made for a friend. Sure hope she won't mind that I shared it with you all before her Birthday.

    I used the new Doily Sizzlit and new Blossom punch from the Occasions Mini, Brad from the Sale-A-Bration mini, the On Your Birthday stamp set, Bigz Beautiful Butterfly die and Butterfly embosslit from the current 2011/2012 big Idea Book/Catalog. paper used was Certainly Celery, Blushing Bride and Whisper White. I glued the Doily o to Vellum paper and let it dry before running it through the Big Shot with the Beautiful Butterfly Bigz die

    Wednesday, January 11, 2012

    Stampin Queens Sketch Challenge 21

                                                                    Inspired by Nature
    Create your own version of this sketch and upload to


    Items used:
    Inspired by Nature stamp set (big catalog/idea book pg 113)
    Paisley Petals designer series paper (big catalog/idea book pg 184)
    Brads (from Sale-A-Bration Ribbon and Brad pack) available Jan. 24th
    Pear Pizzaz Seam Binding
    Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy card stock

    Wednesday, January 4, 2012

    Stampin Queens Sketch Challenge 20

    Rue Des Fleurs
    What a great stamp set from the new Occasions Mini catalog. If you haven't seen this mini you are going to love it when you do. Contact me today to get your free mini catalog.

    create your own card from this sketch challenge and upload it to

    Items used:
    Rue Des Fleurs stamp set (occasions mini pg 22)
    Attic Boutique designer series paper (occasions mini pg 23)
    Pool Party 1/2 seam binding (occasions mini pg 23)
    Very Vanilla 3/8 inch Taffeta ribbon (retired)
    Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight and Pool Party card stock
    Contact me today to place your order!

    Monday, January 2, 2012

    Glitz and Glimmer

    I was looking around for a design sketch and went to Here's what I came up with.

    Closed Z-Fold with a twist Valentine

    Open part way
    Items used are Stampin' Up! (*unless otherwise noted):
    Heart Mover and Shapers Die
    Framelits small Heart (new occasions mini)
    5/8 Real Red Satin Ribbon
    Silver and Red Glimmer paper
    Pinking Hearts border punch
    Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set
    Gods Blessings stamp set
    Real Red card stock
    *Encore Silver Metallic ink Pad (SU does not carry this any more)