Thursday, January 13, 2011


I have been a Stampin'up! demonstrator for 8 1/2 yrs now and have lots of retired product. So I am having a big sale Sat 1/22 from 11am-2pm with food, door prizes, and a make and take. See "retired items for sale" page just under my header for more info. I just typed a list of all stamp sets that I have for sale. They are divided into hostess sets, sale-a-brations sets, hostess appreciation sets, background stamps, and all others alphabetically.
I found another box of stamps in our spare room that I will add to the list. I have been working in my stamp room and have wheels, paper, ribbon, and lots of accessories too.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

I am so proud of my sister!

This is the card that was one of the make and takes. It is made with so saffron and certainly celery and uses the subtles designer paper pack. Note the paper piecing for the tea kettle.

My sister Joyce from KC, Mo area signed up to be a demonstrator and had her kickoff party on Sat. She had 15 people attend and probably 6-10 people who weren't able to come, but want to be invited next time. She didn't get any firm bookings, but has several interested and about 5 so far interested in starting a club! We had 2 fun projects and everyone had a great time!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Mini top note scrapbook

I get a monthly magazine from Stampin'Up! with lots of ideas and info. Recently someone made a mini album using this die and it got me to thinking. So here is mine complete with pictures. I used the Tags till Christmas set for most of it, but also used the tree from Paisley Prints and the snowflake single stamp and punch. The front is embossed with the northern frost embossing folder as is another inside page. This was so fun, I can't wait to try it again with a more generic floral one. How fun though to make one for baby or school pics! Call me to schedule a get together with your friends to make your own mini album.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Occasions Mini Sneak Peek

Here are several cards made using the Build A Blossom stamp set and coordinating punch. There are 4 different sizes of flower petals and 2 sizes of leaves as well as 2 centers.The NEW Framed Tulip embossing folder is used to add a border all the way around this card. Colors used are melon mambo, certainly celery, and so saffron.
I stacked the 6 petals and punched a hole through all of them and added a brad, then was able to easily fan them out to shape this flower. I used melon mambo on pink pirouette card stock. The petals are shaped and a dimensional is used to add height. The card base is luscious Cherry Cobbler.
This card uses rich razzleberry and NEW pear pizazz. I layered 3 punches for the sentiment. The designer paper is from the occasions mini and is called Springtime Vintage. It has lots of colors and beautiful patterns.
This yellow is not SU cardstock, it was some I had and used for my first try. The ink is SU daffodil delight though. I used the scallop border punch on several layers to complete this card.