Thursday, July 17, 2014

Detailed train man card

I LOVE the train from the Traveler stamp set. It's so detailed.

I started with a Whisper White card and used Old Olive, Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight card stocks, cutting them to make them banners. The colors came off of the Color Coach. The sentiment is from the Petite Pairs stamp set.
I could travel all year long, I think. I love seeing new places, meeting new people and gaining new experiences. As you read this, I'm on a road trip with my bestie, Kim. We're going junkin' - shopping for antiques and vintage goodies and just hanging out and going where the road takes us. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A perfect duo: Traveler meets World Map

I saw a card similar to this online and thought I'd make my own version using the ship stamp from the Traveler set. It's like you're on one ship looking through a porthole at another, right?

I started with a Sahara Sand card and stamped the World Map in Early Espresso on Soft Sky card stock. The Wisteria Wonder porthole with silver mini brads completes the three-color combo that I got off of the Color Coach.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Weekly Deals: Lots of punches!

Weekly Deals

This is your week if you're looking for a good deal on a variety of punches! If you see something you've got to have, please order from my Online Store at Thanks!

Large Triangle Punch Item # 133375
Regular Price: $15.95 US
            Discounted Price: $11.96 US

Little Labels Punch Pack Item # 126881
Regular Price: $16.95 US
            Discounted Price: $12.71 US

Scallop Edge Border Punch Item # 119882
Regular Price: $15.95 US
            Discounted Price: $11.96 US

Mini Metallic Clothespins Item # 133320
Regular Price: $3.95 US
            Discounted Price: $2.96 US

1" Square Punch Item # 124094
Regular Price: $15.95 US
            Discounted Price: $11.96 US

Melon Mambo 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon Item # 131207
Regular Price: $5.95 US
            Discounted Price: $4.46 US

Gold Baker'S Twine Item # 132975
Regular Price: $3.50 US
            Discounted Price: $2.63 US

Summer Smooches Kit - Digital Download Item # 129601
Regular Price: $9.95 US
            Discounted Price: $5.97 US

Monday, July 14, 2014

Shiny quick and easy cards

Celebrate every day with a little glitter! I love that glitter is so inexpensive for the amount of sparkle it adds to any project.

Today, I'm sharing a couple of the cards made at my 20-card class last Saturday. This one features the new big polka dot embossing folder, as well as the photopolymer stamp set, Endless Birthday Wishes (only $13.95!). This card also uses one of my favorite punches - the angled tag topper. And more shine is added with the silver ribbon.

This sentiment is from the Million and One stamp set (there are only two stamps in the set). I CASE'd this from fellow SU! demo Dawn Olchefske. I love how clean and simple and striking it is. The papers used are Whisper White, Silver Foil and Silver Glimmer. Plus lots of rhinestones.

You'll see in the upcoming days that many of my cards had more of an inspirational message than anything. I love that! Who wouldn't love a card for a quick pick-me-up?
Life is good. My boy finishes driver's ed tomorrow, though he still has a few more drive tests, and then I'm heading out for a road trip with my bestie, Kim, on Wednesday. I don't have any other classes scheduled for the rest of July, though my clubs will be starting up again in August. If you're interested, look at my Clubs & Classes tab to see if one of the dates and times works for you.
And if you need crafting supplies NOW, order through my online store at Thanks! 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Shiny stuff part of Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals

It's Tuesday - again! Here are some terrific weekly deals. If interested, please order via my online store at

Today at midnight is your last chance to sign up for my 20-card all-occasion class on Saturday, July 12, at 11 a.m. The cost is $20 and you need to bring adhesive. Please email or text me if you'd like to come by MIDNIGHT. Thanks!

I've been so busy lately. I had a garage sale the last couple of weeks, and purged a lot! That always feels good. I'm helping my son with his driving. We've tackled parallel parking this week. Life is good. I hope yours is too!

Gold Fancy Designer Vellum Foil Item # 133363
Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.13 CAN

Silver 1/8" Ribbon Item # 132137
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.21 CAN

Retro Fresh This And That Washi Tape Item # 133001
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.88 CAN

Retro Fresh This And That Journal Item # 132998
Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.46 CAN

Smoky Slate 3/4" Chevron Ribbon Item # 131152
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN

Artisan Label Punch Item # 130920
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Sweet Shop Kit - Digital Download Item # 129339
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy July 1 and Weekly Deals!

Weekly Deals

July is going to be one HOT! month!  Stampin' Up! is excited to offer you the chance to earn a FREE Designer Series Paper pack every time you purchase three others packs. That's like getting $10.95 off your purchase AND receiving an extra DSP—all for free! This offer won't last long so contact a  demonstrator and start stocking up.

You may order any SU! products (including Weekly Deals and specials/promotions) through my Online Store at Thanks!

AND the Blendabilities markers are available as of today. So if you like to color, you'll love these babies.

 Available sets:
Item #
Flowerpot Designer Series Paper$10.95 US
Flashback Designer Series Paper$10.95 US
Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper$10.95 US
Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper$10.95 US
Park Lane Designer Series Paper$10.95 US
Maritime Designer Series Paper$10.95 US
Lullaby Designer Series Paper$10.95 US
Back to Black Designer Series Paper$10.95 US

2013-2015 In Color Stampin' Write Markers Item # 131260
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$19.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.21 US/$14.96 CAN

Gold Sequin Trim Item # 132983
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.88 CAN

Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum Item # 133364
Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.13 CAN

Label Bracket Punch Item # 132153
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

7/8" Circle Scallop Punch Item # 129404
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$15.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.71 US/$11.96 CAN

Neutrals Designer Buttons Item # 130031
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$8.21 CAN

Silver Baker'S Twine Item # 132976
Regular Price: $3.50 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.63 US/$2.96 CAN

Summer Home Digital Kit - Digital Download Item # 118464
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.97 US/$9.90 CAN

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Baby's First Framelits are a blast!

I know a couple of people who are having babies this summer, so why not make cards ahead of time? Thanks to my friend and downline, Barb, I have a baby girl and a baby boy card. Barb brought these cards as make and takes at our most recent American Ink gathering.

 The sentiment is helped with two circle punches and some Whisper White baker's twine. We knotted the saying over a strip of silver ribbon, which is over three white scallop strips.

Same card, different colors. Barb brought us mini silver brads for the wheels, but I just used Brights candy dots (and you don't need to punch any holes!). Barb pre-diecut the buggy from Baby's First Framelits for us, since we met in a restaurant. I love it! Now bring on the babies! 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Great week to get some framelits at a discount

Weekly Deals

Today, I'll be out and about making Stampin' Up! deliveries, fluffing my shared booth in the local antique mall and spending some time with family. I hope you have a fabulous day!

To make your day sweeter, check out these terrific weekly deals (only available thru Monday, June 30). If you'd like to order these items, please visit my Online Store anytime that's convenient for you - Thanks!

Regals Designer Buttons Item # 130029
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$8.21 CAN

Envelope Liners Framelits Die Item # 132172
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Finishing Touches Edgelits Die Item # 127010
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$11.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$8.96 CAN

Window Frames Collection Framelits Die Item # 129021
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Squares Collection Framelits Die Item # 130921
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Smoky Slate Stampin' Emboss Powder Item # 129396
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.96 CAN

Summer Possibilities Kit - Digital Download Item # 134705
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$8.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.77 US/$5.37 CAN

Monday, June 23, 2014

Work of Art


I still have cards to share from my last American Ink team gathering in Port Orchard earlier this month. This card was brought as a make and take by Frankie. It uses the Moonlight paper stack, and new In Colors Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon. The sentiment is from the Work of Art stamp set (wood 134133, $29.95; clear 134114, $21.95).

I'm so proud of my son. He's taking driver's ed this summer and just got behind the wheel of a vehicle for the first time two weeks ago. He passed his first driving test, though it was stressful, he said. In addition, I've been gathering items from my home and studio for a garage sale. My hubby's leaving town for a few days, so I thought that'd be an ideal time to do it.

This summer is "light" for stamping. I have a card club meeting tonight, and will be doing a 20-card class July 12. I've got a fun road trip planned with my bestie next month. I can't wait!!!

I hope you enjoy this beautiful day and make the most of your week. As always, if you want to place an order, please visit my Online Store at There are all kinds of fun, new things to play with!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Viewmaster card

I received this beautiful card in the mail for my birthday and couldn't have been more pleased! My friend and downline, Holly, made this Viewmaster card (see the semi-circle punched on the right? Take your finger to move the white part down to reveal the entire message. So cute!

I turned the "wheel" once to review another word. The stamp set is a new photopolymer set called Endless Birthday Wishes.

I love the vibrant color and layers Holly used, as well as the rhinestones.


I'm hanging onto this card. I know how difficult it is to make! lol

Thanks, Holly. You're the best!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Mini coffee cup FUN!

My friend and downline, Barb, brought this fabulous project for us to make at our American Ink team meeting. She ordered the mini coffee cups and lids from a restaurant supply company. They are the CUTEST!

Linda, one of my favorite credit union employees, smiled so brightly when I gave her this treat through the drive-thru. She told me she saves the 3d items I've given her, and even shares the goodies from time to time. lol

As you can see, we were able to stamp and punch a sentiment for the cup, as well as decorate it all around, including the lid. It's so adorable! Thanks, Barb.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Endless Birthday Wishes

I prepped this cute and easy birthday card for a make and take at my most recent demonstrator gathering.


The sentiment and cake images are from the photopolymer stamp set Endless Birthday Wishes (only $13.95!). I stamped them using the Jet Black StazOn pad. Then I used a couple strips of the Moonlight paper stack (item 133701, $6.95) to add patterns and color to the card front. I colored the cake using an aqua painter and ink pads, then cut it out and popped it up with dimensionals. I CASE'd a card by fellow SU! demo Diana Gibbs. She used washi tape instead of paper strips.

I hope you have a great day! I've been filling out thank-you and birthday cards, and getting ready for a garage sale (which means clearing things out of my kids' rooms!).