Thursday, May 31, 2012

Stack Attack

It’s Time For A

Every month I feature a different style of class on the Third Wednesday of the month at 11 AM and 6 PM....and again the following Saturday at 11 AM.  This month's class is a Stack Attack!  

What is that?  It's a class that helps you make time to go on the attack and create a stack of cards for upcoming occasions.  You will make 10 cards...two each of five designs.  

All this for just $15!

Here's a few samples from previous Stack Attack Events:

What will we make this month?  Ooooohhhhh Just you Wait!!  You are gonna love the NEW Stamps!!

Remember to RSVP via PayPal with your payment.  Just $15!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Watch Me Wednesday

Add Color 
While You Emboss!

This video will show you how to add just a touch of color to your projects when using our edging embossing folders.  It saves time and give your projected a delicate touch of style!

Here's the finished project:

Yep, those are the new In-colors!  Beautiful aren't they?
Gumball Green
Raspberry Ripple
Summer Starfruit
Primrose Petals
Midnight Muse
It's also new DSP - Patio Party
New Stitched Satin (comes in all the new In-Colors)

I hope you'll come back again to see more new stuff!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

What Happens at


This Saturday I have invited everyone who hosted a Stampin' Up! Workshop with me in the last 12 months to a very special event!  My Annual Hostess Luncheon is one of my favorite events.  I think about it all through the year, what am I going to teach, what will I serve to eat, what will I give away....who's coming? 

In just a few days the FUN will be here!!  Today I am sharing some photos from last year's Hostess Luncheon.  Enjoy!

I make sure the tables are set,
that there are extra goodies on hand when the Hostesses walk in,
the Surprise Gifts are ready, 
Project Packs are ready before . . . 
The Hostesses Arrive . . .
Hostesses get to shop my retired items before lunch.
(guest are allowed to shop at the end of the event)
And of course lots of projects to make!

Want to join the fun next year?  Talk to me about the many ways to be considered one of my Hostesses!  

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Birthday to

Yep!  Today I turn those dreaded 'Double Nichols!"   But hey, I am still young at heart!  Here's some of my favorite cards...some of the things I used may be retired, but I still LOVE them! 

By the way....Happy Memorial Day Too!!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sunday School

Sunday School
to inspire your Spirit

As a Christian, I choose not to work on Sunday.  Although my blog is scheduled and I am not actually creating this post today; I still have a strong belief that we all need to take a break for the Sabbath Day.  Each week my Sunday post will change from inspiring your creativity, to inspiring your spirit.  I hope you enjoy the messages presented here each week.

Today’s Message is from:  Me!  These are my core beliefs.  Jesus Lived, He Lives Still.

Come back tomorrow for more creative ideas . . . 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Saturday Scrap

Mega Meet Special
Limited Edition 2012

This year at the Great Lakes Mega Meet I offered a FREE MAKE & TAKE at my booth.  Here it is:

It's a 6" x 6" Scrapbook Page
We used the Stamp set Just Believe 
(c) #120453 $25.95 (w) #116948 $37.95

For the last few years I have made available a Limited Edition 12" x 12" two-page spread that coordinates with the Make & Take.  

This Limited Edition is precut & Stamped but ready for you to put together.

All this for just $5!  
WOW it is a great deal, don't you think?

I have sold out every year, and this one was no exception.  In fact on the first day I was down to just 10 left.  I stayed up that night and made more only to have to it again the next night.  When all was said and done I still sold out, but had made 116 of them!  That is a new record!

Watch for a new one at next years event!  But you better hurry, I am sure I will run out again!

Come back tomorrow for Sunday School.  I always have a special musical video or Spiritual talk for you to enjoy on the Lord's Day!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Hostess Luncheon Invitation

Every Year I invite all of my hostess for the last 12 months to attend a special Luncheon in their honor.  I cook (shocking huh?) and have projects for them.  Watch for photos about this event in a few weeks here.

For now....Here's the invitation I sent to to them....

It's made with some new Designer Series Paper, new Ribbon, and a new stamp set too!  Watch my video next Wednesday to see how I colored that embossed edge!

OOOOHHHH What are those FIVE COLORS?  They look so fresh and so "IN"......hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Hope you come back soon!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Watch Me Wednesday!

How to mount the images
onto your Clear Mount Stamps
Without them cupping!!

I am often asked how I manage to get my clear mount stamps to actually stick to my acrylic blocks.  It's simple with this little trick . . .

Now that you know how to do it too...tell your friends!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Great Lakes Mega Meet

Just a few photos to share

Here's me in the booth before the crowds descended on us.  Ready for business, ready for FUN!  Did you come by and visit me? 

Here I am with Carrie MacGillis, the editor of Michigan Scrapbooker Magazine.  On Friday I spent an hour at her booth greeting readers, signing up new subscriptions, and even signing an autograph!

One guest, Carolyn, did what I think many scrapbookers think about but are afraid to do.  She asked if she could pick my trash because she loved the strip of Basic Black that had scalloped circles in a row.  Brilliant!  

 Nothing like GREEN scrapbooking!

Hope you'll stop by tomorrow to watch my video!

Monday, May 21, 2012


Simply Sent
Card Kits
Pages 192-193

Want a quick gift idea for that friend you’ve been trying to join you in your card making craze?  Simply Sent kits are great!  They are quick and easy for the novice, and a great base for those more experienced of us. 

Come back soon!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sunday School

Shout To The Lord

Beautiful song and breathtaking visuals.  God Bless You'd Today...Don't forget that!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Retiring - Beau Chateau

Album, DSP, 
& Side Notes
Check my online store at my SU Website to see what is still available!

I don't know what items, if any, in this line are still available today, but if you love them like I do you might want to go get them while you can.  Just click the link above to get to my SU website and click the promotions tab (scroll down to the retiring items options). 

In the mean time, enjoy some of the pages I created for the 6" scrapbook album!

Hope you'll come back tomorrow for some Spiritual Inspiration!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Fancy Folds

Fold, Snip,
Tuck, & Tie!

This is a fun gift idea using a 12" piece of card stock, some chip board, ribbon, the Nature Walk stamp set and the Top Note Big Shot die.
 I cut off one end of the Top Note shape straight to help it open a little better.  This sample uses some previously retired DSP, but you could recreate it in any style, for any occassion!
This is photo should help you to see how to cut your project.  The 12" card stock is folded into 3" squares and cut into a "W" shape.  At each end you can see where you'd need to fold it sideways to continue with the process.  It's actually very easy!  I hope you'll give it a try! 

I hope you'll come back tomorrow!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Retiring Punch

Doily Triple 
Layer Punch
#122465 $23.95

How fun is this card?  One of my great customers found on a website and emailed me a photo, then asked me if I would demonstrate it at her Stampin' Up! party.  Of course I said YES!  It's too cute!  I will miss this punch!

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

VIDEO - Paper Beads

This video is not some brand new technique, but I know it may be new to someone, and using it on a card is a slightly here's my video this week on how to make Paper Beads.
It's a bit blurry, I am not sure why.  I had a bad cold when I made the video, but that should not have had an effect the camera LOL

Here are a few more photos:

The completed card

Before & After

Hope you'll come back again!