Sunday, December 30, 2007

Fun & Fast Notes Class Photos

These are the 6 cards that we will be making in the Fun & Fast Notes Class. You will get to make 2 of each card for a total of 12. They were all made with the Fun & Fast Notes Stamp Set and the Cutie Pie Designer Paper. What a great way to get a start on your all-occassion cards to have throughout the new year! You can either attend the class in person or order this workshop by mail. All the details are below the photos. Let me know if you have any questions by emailing me at I hope you can join us!



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Friday, December 28, 2007

Fun & Fast Notes Class/Workshop by Mail

Come and make a variety of all-occasion cards to have on hand throughout the new year - using the Fun & Fast Notes stamp set! You will create 2 cards from each of the following categories - Birthday, Wedding, Baby, Get Well, Thanks & Congratulations for a total of 12 cards.

Date: Friday, Jan 18th or Tuesday, Jan 22nd
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Place: My House
Fee: $18

RSVP & Payment Deadline: January 10th

Class Specials: Attend the class and receive 20% off any of the following items -
109515 - Fun & Fast Notes Stamp Set - Retail $30.95
109679 - Fast Flowers Wheel - Retail $6.50
102971 - Stampin' Around Wheel Handle - $3.95
Ink Cartridge for wheel (your choice of color) - Retail $5.25

Workshop by Mail: For an add'l $3 (shipping) you will get all of the supplies you need to create the cards in this workshop mailed right to your door! You are also elegible for the class specials! (I will stamp any images that you need to create these cards - the stamp set is NOT included.)

Recruiting Special: Sign up to do what I do and receive the Fast Flowers Wheel, Wheel Handle and Ink Cartridge (your choice of color) FREE!!! ($18.30 value)

I hope you can make it in person or by mail :-)

More All In The Family framed gifts...



These two frames were made for my cousin who has a new baby girl and for my god-daughters family. They were SO much fun to make!

I hope you all had a WONDERFUL holiday and I wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Hats off to you...



I made this graduation card for my little brother who just got his bachelor's degree a semester early! He got his note card set (posted below) and this card today. He LOVED both! My favorite part about this card is the big chocolate chip polka dots!

The inside verse says "Dreams come a size to big so we can grow into them." I thought that was a perfect quote for someone moving to a new chapter in life.

This will be my last post until after the holidays! I will be able to then share some of the other Christmas gifts I made for family & friends.

I wish you all a BLESSED holiday!

Products used:
Stamps - Event Full, Riveting & Happy Harmony (SU)
Ink - Chocolate chip (SU)
Marker - Bashful Blue (SU)
Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue & White (SU)
Embelishments - Bashful Blue Ribbon (SU)
Tools - Ticket Corner Punch (SU)
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Friday, December 21, 2007

And the WINNER is...

mommy0f4 said...
I love to make peanutbutter cookies with a hershey kiss in the middle. The chocolate and peanut butter combo is the best!

MommyOf4 you are the lucky winner of all the colors of the thin grosgrain Stampin' Up ribbon. Please email me at with your name & mailing address and I will get this right out to you.

Thanks to all of you for participating! You all made me VERY hungry reading about your wonderful cookies.

Have a WONDERFUL holiday!


Thursday, December 20, 2007

Sneak Peek...



Here is a "little" SNEAK PEEK to the Level 3 hostess set called Time Well Spent that will be in the brand new Spring/Summer 2008 Collection by Stampin' Up. You will be able to earn this set starting January 2nd. So email me today ( to reserve your own copy of the NEW catalog/idea book!

This card features 4 of the stamps from the Time Well Spent set. The large flower and two sizes of leaves on the front of the card and the sentiment on the inside. This is a super FUN set to play with!

Products used:
Stamps - Time Well Spent (SU)
Ink - Close To Cocoa (SU)
Cardstock - Very Vanilla (SU)
Pattern Paper - Close To Cocoa & Certainly Celery Designer Series Paper (SU)
Markers - Certainly Celery & Pretty In Pink (SU)
Embelishments - Certainly Celery & Pretty In Pink Thin Grosgrain Ribbon (SU)
Tools - Corner Rounder
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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Another gift set...


This notecard set was made for my step-grandmother. The colors I used for this set is Cameo Coral & Chocolate Chip by SU. I also used the Priceless stamp set by SU. And all wrapped up with that yummy chocolate chip satin ribbon by SU.

Thanks for looking!
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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Holiday Treats


Here is a nugget tin I made to go with one of the teachers snowman soup & mug. You will notice the band is the matching paper from a previous post. This was super easy to whip up, I just wished I had more nugget tins to make more :-) I used stamps from Papertrey Inks Holiday Treats stamp set. For embelishments I used the Stardust Glitter Pen for the snowflakes and Diamond Dot Stickers (as fake brads) by Stampendous.
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Monday, December 17, 2007

All In The Family


This was made as a gift for friends of ours. They have 5 children and that includes a set of 18 mo. old twin girls. I could not wait to make this for their family. It was alot of fun! They also have 2 dogs, but as you can see one is a little lost in the grass...LOL!!! I used the Stampin' Up All In The Family Stamp Set to make this. I have 3 more to show you that I made, but I need to wait until I give them to them first before I post them. I do not want to spoil their surprise! Thanks for looking!
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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Happy Holidays - The Season of Giving!


I realized that it has been a VERY long time since I have offered any blog candy! So since this is the season of giving I would like to offer one lucky winner a sampling of ALL 16 colors of Stampin' Up Thin Grosgrain Ribbon. I decided to share my addiction of ribbon with someone else...LOL!!! All you have to do is tell me what your favorite cookie is to bake during the holiday season! But be warned I may ask for receipes :-)

My favorite cookie to make is sugar cookies from scratch with LOTS of colored sugar sprinkles!!! I can't wait to hear what yours are!

I will be drawing a random name this coming Friday night (12/21).

Happy Holidays!
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You Warm My Heart!



I made this card for a dear friend and had so much FUN with it! This is a great set to get creative with :-) This is probably one of the most detailed cards I have ever made. Here are all the details...

I used glitter striped designer paper for the background and layered it onto Bashful Blue and then Very Vanilla cardstock. The main focal image was colored in with Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol. I then paper pieced the dress (that is so much fun to do!). I outlined the snowman with Bashful Blue ink and a Blender Pen and added black Stickles to his buttons. I used Diamond Stickles for the snow on the ground and then for the falling snowflakes I used the silver end of the Zig Painty Pen to dot the centers of the snowflakes. The main image is raised with dimensionals as well as the snowflake accent in the corner. And for the snowflake accent I used the silver side of the Zig Painty Pen to outline the edge of the Bashful Blue cardstock and then again for the center of the snowflake. And last but not least, I added 3 rows of ribbon in Bashful Blue & Vanilla Cream.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking!

Products used:
Stamps - Baby It's Cold Outside (My Favorite Things)
Ink - Black & Bashful Blue (SU)
Designer Paper - Glitter Striped & Dotted (Imagineisce)
Cardstock - Bashful Blue & Very Vanilla (SU)
Embellishments - Bashful Blue & Very Vanilla Ribbon, Dimensionals (SU), Black & Diamond Stickles, Zig Painty Pen (SU)
Tools - Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol, Blender Pen (SU)

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

More note cards...


This set of cards was made for my little brother who is graduating from college today! Congrats Brad - I am so proud of you! I used pre-printed DCWV note cards and then added the matted square with his last initial clear embossed on them. He is a very thoughtful guy who always sends thank you notes. So I thought these would come in handy for all the gifts he will receive.

Products used:
Stamps - The Works Alphabet (CTMH)
Ink - Chocolate Chip (SU)
Cardstock - White & Chocolate Chip (SU)
Card bases - DCWV pre-made cards
Embellishments - Clear Embossing Powder (SU), Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon (SU)
Misc - Clear box (Papertrey Ink)

I have been insanly busy making LOTS of gifts! I will have more to show you later.

Thanks for looking!
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Friday, December 14, 2007

Note Card Set


You will probably recognize these from a previous post, but I finally got them finished. So here is the completed version. I just love that satin ribbon! I am a ribbon addict and this is so rich & yummy looking :-) I know, you are thinking how can ribbon be yummy, but if you are an addict like myself then you know what I am talking about...LOL!!! After my Mother-In-Law saw these she purchased them for a co-worker. I hope she likes them!

Thanks for looking!
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Teacher Gifts = Snowman Soup!




First of all, I have to say I would not have been able to make these without Nicole Heady's tutorial from Papertrey Ink. You can visit her blog here - I am in LOVE with her products! I had so much fun making these! What I love best is the poem inside the lids -

When the weather outside is frightful,
Snowman Soup can be delightful.
May it warm your spirit and your soul.
Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

When you feel a chill or 'burrrrr',
Use the peppermint stick to stir.
Add hot water and sip it slow.
Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

Each of my girls teachers are getting a snowman mug w/ hershey kiss surprises in the bottom and a canister of snowman soup! I hope they like them! (Click on the images to see more of the detail.)

Oh, and the little tag you see on the front says "Just add 6oz water, stir, sip & enjoy!" I love that part too! I also outlined the edges of the white tag with the Zig painty pen.

Inside each canister is a serving of milk hot chocolate, marshmellows & a peppermint stick - YUM!!!

Happy Holidays!

Products used:
Stamps - Holiday Treats (Papertrey Ink), Snow Spindle Lite (Stampendous) and Nicole's FREE pdf download for the label on the lid and inside poem.
Ink - Bashful Blue (SU)
Patterned Paper - DCWV Christmas Glitter Stack
Cardstock - Bashful Blue (SU)
Embellishments - Misc. Silver Ribbon
Tools - Giga Scallop Punch (Marvy), Coluzzle, Zig Painty Pen (silver)
*8oz. round clear top tins from Papertrey Ink -, Snowman mugs from Walmart.
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Super Quick Treats!!!


These are nothing fancy, but they were quick & easy to do! These treats are for my youngest daughters preschool classmates. She filled the bags and I did the rest. I used the Punch Pals stamp set by SU for these, white & green cardstock and silver cord. The kids are only 2 & 3 years old, so they will be good enough for them!

I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season!

I will be back later to show you the teacher gifts that she has to take TOMORROW and I have not even started them...YIKES!!!
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Monday, December 10, 2007

More changes...

I wanted to thank all of you who have visited & purchased from my online store. But it has become too time consuming to take care of both blogs. So if you would like to purchase my creations please visit my Etsy store. It is set up in a much better way with a shopping cart feature and much easier to update. I will be adding more and more creations to my Etsy store, so make sure you stop over there often. There is a link to the right you can click on and it will take you directly there.

Thanks again,

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Ornament Tag


This tag was inspired by Sharon Johnson and her Stamp Simply Challenge #12. You can check out Sharon's versions of this tag and a great tutorial at her blog - These are super fun to make and very easy. It is hard to see but I sponged the entire circle with gold ink. You can see it better in person. They also open like a card and you can write inside them. Make sure you visit Sharon's blog to learn how to make these to put on your gifts!

Leave a comment here on my blog if you make these with a link to your versions. I would love to see them :-) If I get time I will make more and post them as well.

I hope you are having a great weekend!

Products used:
Stamps - Small Script (SU)
Ink - Cranberry (CTMH, Gold (Misc.)
Designer Paper - Chatterbox
Cardstock - Cranberry (CTMH)
Embellishments - Gold Brads (Misc.), Gold Ribbon (Misc.)
Tools - Paper Piercer, Giga Cicle Scallop Punch (Marvy), Round Tab Punch & Double Circle Punch (SU)
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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Holiday Cheer


This has got to be the cutest holiday paper I have ever seen. I got this at a LSS back in October and just remembered I had it. I used yesterdays bonus sketch on SCS for the layout. I did not have a stamp to match these cute penguins so I cut one out and mounted it to the tag with dimensionals and then adhered the tag with dimensionals. This paper also has glitter in certain spots (double click on the photo to see the shimmer!). I hope those little penguins make you
smile :-)

Products used:
Stamps - Holiday Treats (Papertrey Ink)
Ink - Cranberry (CTMH)
Paper - Candy Cane Lane series (Imaginisce)
Cardstock - Colonial White (CTMH), Cranberry (Misc.), Sky Blue (SU)
Embellishments - Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon (SU), Rhinestone Brad (Misc.), Dimensionals (SU)
Tools - Tag Punches (SU)
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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Merry & Bright Wintergreen Cards


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This is the Wintergreen version of the Merry & Bright class. I love the softness of them. That little snowman makes me smile everytime I look at him. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Merry & Bright Tree


I had to re-do one of my cards in the Merry & Bright Class because I ran out of red paper. The card I am replacing is the one with the red base & tree (they are all shown in a previous post). I case'd this card from a couple I saw on SCS and combined what I liked from each. The tree is paper pieced and I just love that effect! This is a very simple card, but I love the clean look of it. I hope you like it too!

Supplies used:
Stamps - Merry & Bright by SU
Ink - Black Stazon
Patterned Paper - Dashing Polka Dot by SU
Cardstock - Cream & Textured Real Red by SU
Embellishments - Old Olive Wide Grosgrain Ribbon by SU
Tools - Word Window Punch by SU
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