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Eagle Scout Project Fundraiser

By | October 13, 2016

My son Troy is working on his Eagle Scout Project and is in need of a little more fundraising (his project is listed below).  I thought I would help him out in a way that I know how.  I will donate my proceeds to his project from any orders placed between now and November 11.  Last Fall I did… Read More »

It’s Official, I’m on YouTube!

By | October 8, 2016

I have been working hard all week to get some videos made and post them to YouTube – all an incredibly big learning process.  My videos are not perfect, but they do teach and reflect who I am.  “Perfection is the enemy of progress”.  So, without further adieu, I ask you to subscribe to my new YouTube channel… Read More »

Stamping your own background paper

By | October 4, 2016

I often get asked how I stamp my own background paper to look like it was pre-printed.  It’s really quite easy so I thought I would share the technique with you with my first ever video!!!  Watch here and then come back to see the photographs of the cards and the supplies I used. What did you think?… Read More »

Happy Birthday! GDP#054

By | September 21, 2016

Do you ever forget to send birthday cards in time for the actual birthday??  Still send them!  I’ve had a few people on my “birthday mailing list” that have been on my list a little too long and now will receive a “happy belated birthday” card.  The reason is my own doing.  These lovely people visit my website,… Read More »

Oh Baby!

By | September 10, 2016

I went to a baby shower today and haven’t been to one in a long time.  Who doesn’t love babies??  The powdery smell, cute gurgling noises, soft skin, pudgy cheeks, oh my!  This shower was for a baby boy and had a travel theme.  The invitation was super cute and looked just like an airplane ticket/boarding pass. I… Read More »

Seats still available for Sunday’s Bingo!

By | September 6, 2016

I have a few seats left for Sunday’s Bingo game.  Are you feeling lucky?  Do you want to win some new Holiday catalog Stampin’ Up! product prizes?  Make two beautiful cards?  Hang out with awesome women?  Let me know you want to join us for Sunday’s Bingo at 3pm.  Don’t worry, the Patriots kickoff isn’t until 8:30 later… Read More »

The Holiday Catalog is Live TODAY!!!

By | September 1, 2016

Grab a cup of cocoa and a gingerbread cookie (alright, maybe a cup of tea and an english muffin) and spend some time looking through this amazing Holiday catalog. Click HERE to see all 55 pages of the Holiday catalog. Stampin’ Up! really outdoes itself with each new publication and this one is truly spectacular.  I can’t decide… Read More »

Give the gift of Fresh Fruit

By | August 19, 2016

I’m not a fan of eating strawberries, peaches or pears (I’m a citrus girl), but I am absolutely in love with the Fresh Fruit set from Stampin’ Up!’s annual catalog.  I first saw the set in Utah when I was at Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event and knew I wanted to do a summer class with it.  I decided… Read More »

Christmas in August

By | August 13, 2016

Every December I hear from those who took my Christmas card classes in the summer and they all say the same thing “I LOVE having my cards all done”.  I’ve also heard that a few of them address their envelopes at the same time they make their cards – talk about efficiency!  If you would like to be… Read More »

One Day Left!!!

By | August 9, 2016

One day left to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and receive the following stamp set – one you will use over and over.  Paper Pumpkin is a monthly kit delivered right to your mailbox.  Inside each box, you’ll find all the stamps, ink and paper you need to make a fun, paper crafting project.  Everything is precut and ready… Read More »

Thoughtful Branches

By | July 25, 2016

The more I use this exclusive Thoughtful Branches set (that will be available for purchase in August), the more I love it.  There are so many possibilities with each of the stamps!  Definitely a four season stamp set and I can’t get enough of the hydrangea flower combinations.  Be sure to do a “Thoughtful Branches Stampin’ Up!” search… Read More »

Christmas in July Class

By | July 18, 2016

My most popular classes last summer were Christmas card classes.  Sound strange?  If you think about it, there’s no pressure to rush around and get everything done on your checklist. You get to enjoy the process of creativity and look forward to December knowing that your beautiful cards are already done.  It’s quite a festive class even in the summer.… Read More »

Don’t forget to RSVP

By | July 11, 2016

My Catalog Launch Party & BOGO Sale is this Friday & Saturday.  An event you do not want to miss!  Drop in anytime between 5 – 8pm on Friday, July 15 or 9 – 1pm on Saturday, July 16. I will send you my address with your RSVP.  The event is free (encourage a friend to come too!).  Just click here… Read More »

Bonus Days

By | July 7, 2016

I’m so excited about Bonus Days! This is the first time Stampin’ Up! has offered coupons to customers! All you need to do for your $5 coupon is spend $50 in July. Stampin’ Up! will email you a coupon for every $50 you spend, and you can use coupons on anything you want in August! It begins today… Read More »

Global Design Project #042

By | June 29, 2016

A happy hello to everyone!  I’ve been away from my stamp studio for the last few weeks due to my husband’s surgery, but I am back and ready to get creative.  These Global Design Project challenges are a great way to get my fingers back in the ink.  This week’s challenge is a Sketch Challenge:No one has to… Read More »

Inspiration can come from anywhere

By | June 9, 2016

On Fridays, I watch my niece after school  We call these Fiona Fridays and it’s such a delight to have a cute and energetic playmate.  Last week I picked her up from school and noticed she had on a fun shirt that reminded me of a butterfly die I have.  I asked her if I could take her photograph… Read More »

Loving Love & Affection

By | June 6, 2016

I must be in the challenge mode this week because I am entering another one.  The Global Design Project was created 39 weeks ago by a team of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators all around the globe.  They team up and create challenges for fellow demonstrators – which really is a great exercise for those crafty brain muscles.  Each week is… Read More »

OnStage Display Board Submissions

By | June 3, 2016

I was lucky enough to be chosen for April’s OnStage Live Display Board to be a sample stamper and I am applying again for this November’s OnStage Local event in New Jersey.  It was a wonderful experience to be chosen, participate and challenge my brain to design and create using new products and I would love to do… Read More »