Yes, I know I have Glitter on My Face.......

In the flurry of the kids, the husband and everyday life... I find the time to throw on a little glitter and create some works of heart!


My Ribbon Keepers

Well I know I discussed it a bit back about how I "altered" my Stampin UP! Ribbon keepers. While I love my DIY Ribbon Pull EZE bag for all my loose ribbons, I just can't get anything better than my Stampin UP! Ribbon Keepers for my spools of ribbon. But I did a little improvement one day when I was wanting to "play" with a brand new Crop A Dile!!! So I whipped out some retired jumbo eyelets I had laying around (if you don't have any of these hearts or flowers that were retired a year or two ago you could use the new Jumbo Circle Eyelets from Stampin UP!) and then proceded to punch a row of holes in the front panel using my Crop A Dile tool and then setting the jumbo eyelets. Now I am able to thread the ribbon through the eyelet hole and it keeps the spools from unwinding at will (especially during transport) plus it keeps them from "jumping" into their buddies spool (do you have that problem when unrolling ribbon??!!! you won't once you do THIS to your ribbon keepers!!!)............ So what do you think???


So Exciting!

It's official....

You see with Stampin UP! once you reach Senior Supervisor status you are allowed to submit a group name to Stampin UP! for approval. I've been thinking on this for over a year and a half LOL!

I've finally chosen a name that I think is PERFECT for my lovely family of stampers and it was approved just this past week!

So I'd like to OFFICIALLY introduce my Stampin UP! Group name as............................ (insert drumroll here).......................................


And if you know me, you know just how ecstatic I get when I receive a new box of Rubber and Ink!

If you have ever thought about joining the Stampin UP! family I'd be happy to help you with any questions on being a Stampin UP! demonstrator!


Faux Silk Thank You

This lovely card was done using the "faux silk" technique! I just love the look of this card. The photo does not do it justice that is for sure! If you want to see this technique in person be sure to contact me to book a workshop and I can show this technique to you and your friends! It really is oh faux fun!
Spring Solitude
Cardstock & Ink:
Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Mellow Moss
Keytag Punch, Moss Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Stick
White Tissue Paper

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Mark the Date...

I love this Chipboard Coaster Calendar. Isn't this cute...and it can be freestanding and sure does make an awesome gift for a friend or loved one!!!!
Mark the Date, True Friend, Short Order Numbers
Cardstock & Ink:
Really Rust, Old Olive, Whisper White, Old Olive Stampin Write Marker
Binder Rings (Office Supply store), Fall Flowers Designer Series Paper, Glue Sticks (the BEST for applying designer paper to the chipboard coasters), Chipboard coasters (similar to those found at resteraunts)
I had planned to use the stamp set called Full Calendar to make this sample for my class. But at the time it had been temporarily unavailable due to a glitch with one of the stamps fonts. It's all worked out now though and it's DEFINATELY on my list of need to buy!




I'm trying to meet my goal and one of those ends TODAY with Stampin UP! another ends at the end of the month!! I'd love you crafters help!!! Every order gets a FREE GIFT!!! But read on for GREAT EXTRA special offers!!!!!!

STAMPIN UP SUPER SPECIAL SALE!!! TODAY ONLY - until 4pm ONLY (I must pick up cash for payment so I can deposit and submit order by 7pm tonight) FREE Shipping on orders of $50 or more and a FREE Sale-A Bration Stamp set of YOUR CHOICE!!!!! (5 to choose from or a set of rubons to choose from) CALL TODAY and I'll come pick up your payment!!!!! (cash or local bank ONLY please - I'll hav eto go cash the checks for cash today)....

Until March 27th - FREE SHIPPING on ALL orders of $25 or more!!!!!! You can view the catalog online at or by calling me and I can help you by meeting to view a catalog or helping you know what products you need!!!!_________________

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Acetate Treat Box!

This darling little treat box was made using a piece of acetate (essentially a transparency sheet) cut and scored and then I made a lid for both the bottom and the top out of cardstock. What a great way to provide a small gift for a wedding reception, baby shower, coworker or just whenever a candy treat is called for! I'd love to show you and your friends how to make this!!! Call me today to schedule a workshop and we can make this fabulous little project at your party!



It's like really it is!

I may not always be the most amazingly creative person on the block... but even I could turn this.....Into THIS!!!!

This is one of my fave things that hangs in my Craft room. I made this clock using Stampin UP! designer Series paper! AMAZING huh!

I used Polka Dots & Paisly printed paper, Rose Red Cardstock, Always Artichoke Cardstock, and Just Delightful Simply Scrappin Kit (now retired) to create this work of heart for my craft room. Oh and I did give it a quick coat of Modge Podge so it wouldn't show *ahem* dust wear LOL! I'm a stamper, not a housecleaner!



Sale-A-Bration is Slipping Away!!!

Don't let it pass YOU by! Sunday is the FINAL date that I will be able to accept orders for the Sale-A-Bration promotion! Remember for every $50 you order (before tax & shipping) you get to pick a FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp set or the fabulous Love & Happiness Rub-Ons set!

Get em while their hot ladies.... these items are LIMITED edition and are ONLY available until Sunday the 16th of March as I must put in ALL orders on Monday!!!!

*Due to the ordering deadline I will not be able to process any credit cards for Sale-A-Bration orders now - Cash and Local Checks only!*

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Happy BIRTH-day Jackson

A friend and dear customer of mine recently had a wee one..... obviously his name is Jackson. I wanted to give the little guy something "different" as a gift and something that mom would find useful as well. This is what I came up with! Rubber's not just for cards anymore.....
First I made this 12x12 Scrapbook page for Mom to use with some sweet photos of Jackson! I used Bashful Blue cardstock along with Old Olive and Whisper White, same with the inks, I used Bashful Blue and Old Olive. I also used Cutie Pie Designer Series Paper, Scallop Punch, Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Blue), Tag Punch and Circle Punch. The name was stamped with the now retired Headline Alphabet...while this set is retired Stampin UP! still has some fabulous large alphabet stamps that are PERFECT for Scrapbooking!!!!

And then there is this..... a sweet little baby blanket that NOONE can mistake for their own, except sweet little Jackson! For this blanket I just purchased a regular waffle weave swaddling blanket (such as from Gerber etc) and then I used Headline Alphabet with acrylic paint. I also used Wild About You stamp set for the little elephant. Always wash your fabric first and do NOT use fabric softener for that first wash. Stamp using Acrylic paint, fabric paint or Craft Ink - allow to dry then wash inside out with cold water and low heat!

Hope you enjoy the photos as much as I hope that Jackson is enjoying his blankie!

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This fab project was made using a metal DVD case! Isn't that clever?!

I trimmed down a Jr. Legal notepad to fit inside and then covered the inside front cover and the front of the case using Stampin UP! Designer Series papers!
Short Order Alphabet
Cool Carribean, Old Olive, Wintergreen Designer Series Paper (retired)
Scallop punch, Daisy Punch (retired)



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So Many Scallops....

So little time........ I love this new stamp set that Stampin UP! has out for a limited time!!! We only have 10 days left to snag this great stamp set! So Many Scallops is one of 5 exclusive, limited edition stamps being released for Sale-A-Bration 2008. You can choose this, or any of the other 4 stamps sets, or even an exclusive package of Rub-Ons for FREE with every $50 in retail merchandise ordered!!!! Choose So Many Scallops and pair it with our Scallop Circle punch (my FAVE!!) for quick and easy cards! This set includes a flower with "so sweet of you" printed inside the middle, the Happy Birthday seen below, a fabulous baby theme stamp and even a winter holiday stamp!!!!! You can't beat this AWESOME stamp set!!!! Beat the rush, contact me by March 15th to place YOUR Sale A Bration order!!!!

Canvas Background, So Many Scallops
Cardstock & Ink:
Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White
Scallop Circle punch, 1 1/4 Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle punch, Red striped ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals

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Birdie talk...

A little birdie once told me....that Stampin UP! is THE BEST!
I love all that Stampin UP! does for me as a demonstrator between the fabulous Customer Service center, the fabulous products (of course), the ability to stay home with my kids yet still feel like I "contribute" to the finances, but most of all, for providing me with the opportunity to share my passion of the craft with others. Of course not to mention it's really the best form of therapy in my book. No matter how horrible of a day I might have had, I can go into my Stampin Space, close the door, pound some rubber on some ink and somehow magically I can forget all the days worries.

If you've ever though of becoming a Stampin UP! demonstrator, wether to pay the bills, stash some Christmas cash, or just to purchase your product at a discount - NOW - is the time to join the family! Until March 17th Stampin UP! is offering their Starter Kit at a 20% discount! This is the first time in my 5 years I've ever seen this kind of special!!! PLUS you get to choose ANY stamp set from the current Idea Book Collection OR Occasions Mini catalog FREE!!!!!!!!!! Yup, even those $47 ones!!! Oh and get this..... to sweeten the pot even more..... you have the opportunity to earn even MORE free stamp sets as part of the awesome Stampin Start rewards program! Don't forget, the kit is customizable, great for those that "have everything" so don't delay... call me (or the little birdie) today and lets get you going!

In the meantime, a special thank you to all of you who help me continue in my
passion for sharing stamping with you and for keeping the "dream alive"!

A Little Birdie Told Me, Sweet Shapes
Cardstock & Inks:
So Saffron, Ballet Blue, Cameo Coral, Watercolor Paper
Silver Cording (retired), Dimensionals, Aquapainter



All tied up?

Are your ribbon bits getting you in knots? Check out a great way to put Mr. Crop A Dile to work! Now for all my ribbon that is still on the spool, I store these in my lovely Stampin UP! Ribbon Keepers (LOVE those things...I also did a customization on those using my CAD though..I'll have to share pictures of that soon), but when I get these "bits" leftover they just end up a jumbled mess and then I don't use them as it's too frustrating to "unweave em" LOL!

Yup, that's a little travel bag snagged from Wal-Mart for just a mere $4.00 (it came with small bottles and a spongey for traveling which I happened to need at the time anyhow for a trip I was taking) and I just went hog crazy punching holes all over using the CAD.

Then you put all the ribbon bits inside and pull one end through a hole and leave the rest to lay. VOILA - a do it yourself Ribbon Pull EZ bag!!!!!



Butterflies in the Breeze...

I love spring... I mean I really LOVE spring. The green coming back to the trees, the flowers that pop out overnight, the birds flitting about chirping and chatting with friends.......

Spring is my favorite time of year. Summer, now I hate summer...the mosquitos, the heat, the dreaded days of yardwork, but I'll take as much of Spring as I can get.

I've been wanting to create some fun "spring" colored cards and so I came up with this cutie. This was a card made at my Sweet On You valentine class, but can easily be used any time of year to tell that special someone that you "love em" by just changing the tag element!

Stamps: Mark the Date (small heart), Happy Heart Day

Cardstock & Ink: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Whisper White

Accessories: Small Tag Punch, Tag Corner Punch, Eggplant Grosgrain Ribbion, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Hodgepodge Hardware kit (Pewter - brad)


The Winner Is....

And the winner of the blog candy giveaway is.........


Her favorite Sell A Bration set is - Merci

Her favorite technique is using the slit punch to make scallop strips for her cards

Please email me with your address so I can send out your package!!!!!!