Thursday, December 31, 2015


Wishing you the joy of family, the gift of friends and the very best of everything in 2016!
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Wednesday, December 30, 2015


I made this card using the  FUN FRAMES TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER which happens to be one of the products in the Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals.  (SAVE 25% on Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals - ends January 4.  Supplies are limited at the discounted prices.)

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Monday, December 28, 2015


For Stampin UP Products.  LOL!

Just 7 more days - January 5, and the 2016 Occasions Catalog will be available.  I will have a link  available here on my blog for your viewing pleasure of all the wonderful new products.  If you would like a catalog, I will have them available at my classes which start again on Saturday, January 9.

Along with the new catalog, is the Sale-A-Bration catalog full of FREE products for every $50 purchase.  Sale-a-Bration runs from January 5 to March 31, 2016.

Finally, if you would like more FREE Stampin Up products, this is the best time to sign up to be a Stampin Up demonstrator.  Between Jan 5 and March 31 you can choose $155 worth of product for only $99. This is an extra $30 perk. (Not to mention free shipping on this first order!)  And don't forget, every order after your first order you will receive at least a 20% discount. 
Contact me for more information or

Sunday, December 27, 2015


These stamps are direct from Chanel..a gift my daughter received and of course she gave them to the stamper in the family and so I made her this shadow box...I hope she likes it.  


Friday, December 25, 2015


Merry Christmas.  
I thought I would share with you today what got me started in stamping.  I saw this framed piece at a craft show 3 years ago....I kept circling it and looking at it and the crafter said, "I teach a class on how to make that picture and also cards."  I went to the class and made this beautiful picture and kept going to her classes and that was my start to Stampin Up and stamping.  (so thank you Julie Brancart!)  

Thursday, December 24, 2015


Another sneak peek ....This stamp is from the Sale-A-Bration catalog and is called The Sky is the Limit.  I embossed the plane and greeting (and just  stamped the clouds.)  Sending this card to my great nephew.  (Stamp available Jan 5 2016)

Wednesday, December 23, 2015


Winter Birthday Card using the Stampin Up Sheltering Tree stamp set, Craft White & Chocolate Chip ink on basic gray cardstock. Matte & bow in Blackberry Bliss and a few Frosted Sequins.
A list of the supplies I used for this project are listed below.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015


I made these place setting tags as a hostess gift.  I used the star framelits, various cardstock, gold metallic thread to add a little glitz and of course a bow made with gold cording trim. I used a gold marker to write the names.  Cute!

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Monday, December 21, 2015


My last Christmas card for 2015.  I made this for my great nieces & nephews using Stampin Up's Jolly Christmas stamp set.

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Friday, December 18, 2015


I made this card for my mom....she is 92 and can't see very well anymore so my hope with this is she can see the dark color. I used Every Blessing stamp set with Night of Navy ink on Lost Lagoon cardstock.

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Thursday, December 17, 2015


SNEAK PEEK - This card was made with my FREE stamp set from the 2016 Sale-a-bration catalog. "What I Love"
For those of you who are not aware of sale-a-bration it happens every year January - March and for every purchase of $50  you can pick a free item from the sale-a-bration catalog.   

The Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration go live on January 5th.  YAY!!
Let me know if you would like a catalog.

So this morning, I was running late - as usual - but I couldn't resist trying out this stamp - this card is simple but sweet.  I love the font of the word Thank you. (I will definitely play with this set more when I have more time.)

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015


It has been a busy holiday season for me of card making. (and I vow to myself next year I am going to start my Christmas card making for my family and friends in July!!!) LOL!    Here is a small recap of some of my holiday cards.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015


I made & personalized these cards for my son & daughter. Dog for him and Cat for her.  I had a lot of fun making them...I had to fussy cut out the pieces because I don't have the die cut but it was not difficult.

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Sunday, December 13, 2015


Today is going to be a very busy day....I have a long list of things to do...Make my Christmas Cards and get them ready to mail, make a YouTube video on my poinsettia card and finish decorating my house AND I told my sweet husband I would make Lasagne for dinner.  Wish me luck!  Come back tomorrow to see if I succeeded with my video.  LOL!  Until then here is a sweet tag set that is one of the year-end clearance items....was $21.00 now $14.70...great deal you might want to grab. Even if you are done wrapping - this is something you could use next year. (there is also a coordinating stamp set I listed below)

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Saturday, December 12, 2015


This is the card I designed for my Saturday morning class.  I made this card using the Stampin' Up! Festive Flower Builder Punch and I was AMAZED at how easy it was and the beautiful flower it created.  The black striped paper is actually vellum from the SU Winter Wonderland Designer Series Pack with a piece of whisper white adhered.  You can use this punch alone or with the coordinating stamp set "Jesus is the Reason."  For those that missed the class, on Monday I will be posting a YOUTUBE video on how I made this card.  One more thing...this punch and stamp set can be purchased as a bundle which means you can save 15%.  What do you think?

Here is my supply list for making this project:

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Friday, December 11, 2015


The White Christmas stamp set came out last year and is still on of my favorites. I love stamp sets that give you that feeling of comfort & joy.  Here is an ornament I made using White Christmas.
Here is my list of supplies for this project:
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Thursday, December 10, 2015


WHO DOESN'T LOVE A SALE??  The year end sale is your one stop shop for all discounted products in the on line store. Click HERE to shop for all clearance items, close outs and discounted holiday retiring products. (subject to availability)

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Sleigh Ride Ornament/Tag

Quick Tag or Ornament using again that wonderful Sleigh Ride Edgelit die. Did I mention I will be using this die for my Christmas cards this year that I am mailing to family & friends.  Yep, I really, really like it.  LOL!

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015


These framed pics were made using the Sleigh Ride Edgelits Die.  (This is a retiring product which means it is only available until December 31, 2015.)

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015


I made this YAY Bear card for my brother...I wanted to make him a card with the bear from the Thankful Forest Friends stamp set and it goes so well with the Woodlands Embossing folder (trees in the background) and you can never be too old for balloons right? I cut out the balloon and hat using the From the Herd stamp set.
Here is my supply list for this project:

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