Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Spring Cleaning?

Okay, Spring is long gone but I have GOT to get to cleaning! I think it’s the cooler weather that makes me want to clean. Or, perhaps, it’s the fact that I can hardly get into my garage because I have so much stuff overflowing from “The Studio”. Either way, there is a definite need for a Garage Sale!

Today, tomorrow and Friday, I will be filling the tables of my studio with goodies that need to go! Everything from stamps, paper, ribbons, cards, sizzix dies, Cricut cartridges, beads, storage totes, kits, ink pads, scrapbook albums, books, and the list goes on!

Here’s the details:

Wednesday * Thursday * Friday 
9 AM to 2 PM
other hours by appointment only, please
I am usually home in the evening but, call or email to make sure


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Christmas Card Classes

I know, I’m cutting it pretty close this year. I usually have a Christmas Card Class long before now. However, I am not usually a full time nanny for a sweet little 7 month old baby either. Truly, a labor of LOVE!

Here are the 5 cards we will be making for $15.00. I set the dates for Saturday, Nov. 5th from 10 AM till 1 PM and Monday, Nov. 7th from 6 PM till 9 PM. A basic tool kit is needed. Please, RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 2nd.
I hope you will be able to come and enjoy some Holiday cheer with me!

Monday, October 17, 2011

And the winner is…

Well, apparently, it is more difficult to leave a comment that I had anticipated. I only got 3 comments on the blog but I received 5 by way of email. So, to be fair to those who had trouble, I put all of the names on strips of paper and did the drawing. Hopefully, by the next time I decide to give Blog Candy, everyone will be having an easier time at it.
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Without further ado, I let my sweet seven month old Granddaughter stick her chubby little hand in the bowl to pull out a name. After prying it from her hand, before it reached her mouth, I opened it up to find the name Gayle ,who had emailed me because she had trouble leaving a comment. So, I will email Gayle and let her know she got the goodies.

Thank you, to those of you who participated. For those of you who had trouble leaving a comment, I think I know the problem. If you subscribe to my blog feeds, you can’t just hit reply in the email to leave a comment. You need to go to the bottom of the post where it says“view comments”. If you click on that, it will take you to where you can leave a comment.
Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Wow! What a great class!

I just have to show off what was made Saturday in the Halloween Banner class. These ladies really rocked it!
It only turned out to be 3 ladies and myself but it really worked to their advantage because they had a lot more fun things to choose from on the buffet table.
It was a smorgasbord of spooky, creepy, and fun items like skeletons, keys, eyeballs, spiders and spider webs, etc…
OK, without further ado, here are the finished banners. The first is by Lisa. Lots of bling and bones. Love the little bottle of poison!
Next up is Angela. She has an almost 3 year old that she was gearing her banner towards. So, there’s lots of cute thing on hers! Love the cute charms and chains.
Last, but not least, my Mom’s banner. A great mix of scary and cute. Lots of keys and bling and bottles of poison. Love the rubber frog with the crown!
Here are some close-ups of the banners for you so you can check them out. They really put a lot of work into them. I am so happy with the finished products.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Come back soon!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Friday Freebee!

This is something new that I thought about doing for a while now.

For my first Friday Freebee, I have these lovely treat cup cards. Anyone who orders a package of the Stampin’ Up! Treat cups #116802 from me, you can make one of these free treat cup cards.

Can’t make it out to the studio to make a card? No worries, I will be happy to make the card kit and full instructions for you and you can make it when it’s convenient for you.


OMGoodness! This is AWESOME!

The Christmas Keepsake Box Project Kit is available for purchase through December 31st or while supplies last. It is only $19.95 so hurry and order yours today!


The box measures approximately 6" x 8" so it is big enough for a really nice gift. You will receive all the Pre-Cut papers and other supplies shown below with your kit*. Did you see the full pack of Basic Pearls, a full container of the Fine Champagne Glitter and the Vanilla Pearl Bauble. These three things alone are $11.65 so this is a GREAT deal!!! Instructions are included with the kit. Don't forget to add the Pines & Poinsettias stamp set to your order.

This box would make a beautiful holiday decoration if you find that you cannot part with it...{wink}


Hurry to my Online Store and order your Christmas Keepsake Box Project Kit before they are sold out!!

FREE LIVE CLASS!! Purchase the Christmas Keepsake Box Project Kit from me and come to a FREE class to assemble it!! I will provide the Pines & Poinsettias stamp set, markers, punches, paper cutter and scissors, all you need to bring is your adhesive. Choose from two dates - Friday November 18th at 6:00 or Saturday November 19th at 2:00. Please contact me if you cannot make it to class and we can discuss other arrangements.

*To assemble the box at home, you will need the following:
Pines & Poinsettias stamp set or another holiday set
Early Espresso, Real Red, Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Write Marker
Adhesives, Glue Gun
3/16" Corner Punch
Paper Cutter & Paper Snips
Glue gun

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Don’t be scared, it’s just a Cricut project that I copied from the internet.


As soon as I saw this adorable mantle decoration, I couldn’t think of anything else. Have you ever had a crafting moment like that? I knew I had to create it even though I do not have a mantel to put it on.

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So, I began cutting the letters and little creatures and then I thought, I don’t have any picture frames to use for the project. The more I thought about it, the less I wanted to go buy frames just for this so, I started scrounging around the studio. Boy o boy, the things I came across that I didn’t even know I had. Low and behold, I came to these paper mache’ houses that I had purchased several years ago for another Halloween project/class.

I think they work great and I like that they aren’t picture frames. Thanks for stopping by, XO

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

How about some Halloween Candy!?

I have to admit, I love candy. So, of course, Halloween has some sweet benefits. Unfortunately, we live in a rural community and in order to go “Trick or Treating”, we have to crash someone’s party or neighborhood. I really don’t like the mall for candy begging. It seems so lame.

I love finding novelty candy. This year I found eyeball lollipops, body parts gummies, eyeball gumballs, exploding candy and test tube (powdered) candy. The best part was it was all at the local dollar store. Cha ching!


Well, since I love candy so much, I thought I would offer up some Blog Candy. I just received a sweet package from Mr. Brown. It had these nice little Halloween goodies in it. There’s a sheet of Designer Jewels Black Flourish, a package of Spooky Night Rub-Ons and a roll of Black Lace Ribbon.


All you have to do is leave me a comment about your favorite candy and I will pick a random comment for the winner on Monday.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Some Awesome Stampin’ Up! Specials for You!

It's Monday, already! There's a lot going on this week both here and at Stampin' Up!
There are two great promotions going on this month and they are worth repeating in case you've missed them so far.

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Our Simply Set card kits are on special this month. When you order two, Stampin' Up! will give you your choice of coordinating stamp sets. They are great for experienced card-makers, but they would also make a GREAT holiday gift!! Each kit includes:

  • 8 printed cards (depending on the kit some are die-cut edged or embossed)
  • Coordinating tags and/or accents
  • Additional embellishments such as buttons or pearls
  • Coordinating ribbon
  • 8 envelopes

*See each kit's details for specific information.

Now, lets say that your Stampin' Up! wish list is long.
Maybe, like some of my friends and customers, your wish list is kept on an excel spreadsheet or in a spiral binder. (I'm not making this up... truly) Well then, this special is for you:

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Sign up this month and you will receive a Big Shot (OR $100 in merchandise of your choice) in addition to the wonderful supplies already in the kit. The Starter Kit is only $175 and worth at least double that on a regular day; but this month... wow! In case you are wondering, there are no extra strings attached. As always, you have three choices:

  • Keep the kit, build a business. I'll be on-hand to help you along the way. Keep it small (like me) just to pay for the goodies you purchase, or build something bigger to pay those bills! OR
  • Keep the kit, order for yourself at a discount. It's only $300 a quarter to stay active. Having a friend or two order from you will make it even easier. OR
  • Keep the kit... and nothing. There is no penalty for letting your Demonstrator status drop. None.

Curious about what is in the kit? Download the October Promotion Starter Kit PDF which details the contents. Note: the majority of the kit items are customizable, allowing you the flexibility to get what you like and will use.

Contact me 24/7 at my Stampin’ Up! website for any of these specials or for anything else.

Have a great Columbus Day/Monday!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

More Trash to Treasure

I made this one quite a while ago for my youngest Daughter. She had a Pirate Birthday for her 5th and I dressed up and we had a treasure hunt. It was so much fun!!! To help her remember the fun we had, I used a picture of me in my Pirate garb along with some fun paper and stickers. I added beads for more fun and then used eyelets to keep it from opening. I also wrote a personal message to her on the back. She loved it and still enjoys looking at it and reading my note.


This package was from some super big flowers I had purchased. Like they say, “one person’s trash is another’s treasure”.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Trash to Treasure

Sometimes, when I open a cabinet or look in my garage, I think I recycle “to a fault”. But, when I come up with ideas like these, it reminds me that I would rather have these plastic packages take up room in my cabinets and garage than in a land fill.

This first one is a smaller package from brads or tags or something craft related. I just used the paper insert that had all of the manufacturers info on it as a template for my pretty papers. Then I put in a gift card and some tinsel, tied a bow at the top and voile’. The term “recycled gift” has a new meaning.


Check in tomorrow for another one! XO

Halloween Cards Class

The Halloween Card Class is creeping up on us! It is on Sunday, October 9th from 10 till 1. This is a fun card class with 5 spooky cards to delight Halloween lovers of all ages! Please bring a basic tool kit. The cost of this class is $15.00. Please R.S.V.P. to by Wednesday, October 5th. Hope you can make it!


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack is Back!!!

OMGoodness!! Stampin’ Up! has just filled up the Clearance Rack with some awesome quality Stampin’ Up! products with AMAZING price reductions!

They are “first come, first serve” and once they are gone, they are gone. So get over there FAST!!!

Click on the link to my Stampin’ Up! Website on the left. Then click on the Products tab and go to Shop Now. You will see the Clearance Rack on the left in the list. Click on that and get busy!

Hurry! Go NOW!