Monday, December 28, 2009

Bubble Gum M & M's

Who can resist an old fashioned gumball machine!! Then add M&M's....YUMMY!!

For this card I started with a base of Real Red cardstock, layered Whisper White cardstock on top of that. I stamped the sentiment "Birthday Celebrations" from the Upsy Daisy Stamp Set in Basic Black Classic Ink. Then I used my 1/2" Circle Punch and punched out 6 each of Yo-Yo Yellow, Only Orange & Gable Green Cardstock (to match the M&M's). I randomly place & glued the dots down with my Tombow Glue. Next comes the gumball machine from the NEW stamp set called Something Sweet that will be available in the new Stampin' UP! Occasions Mini Catalog. I stamped the bottom of the gumball machine usine Real Red Classic Ink, then punched the hole for the Sweet Treat Cup with my 1-3/4". Then I stamped the cover of the gumball machine with Real Red Classic Ink. I know that it is hard to see on the picture but I did color the stamped image with my Versamarker and used Clear Embossing Powder to make it shiny like a real gumball machine. I filled my Sweet Treat Cup with M&M's and attached a piece of Whisper White cardstock to the back (I didn't like the Real Red showing through the back, the white shows off the M&M's a little more). Next, I attached the Sweet Treat Cup to the stamped gumball machine image. Then I layered this to the Real Red cardstock and finally attached this to the top of the "spotted" Whisper White cardstock.

This will be card #4 for my upcoming card class on January 23rd! Let me know if you're interested in attending the class. Or if you cannot make the class I will be glad to make the cards and send them out for you!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Abundant Hope - Card #3

Here is another one I made while playing. Again I got the original idea from SCS but I couldn't quite figure out the measurements so I changed quite a bit but it was a good starting point!
The base layer is Mellow Moss Cardstock with Always Artichoke Cardstock to follow. The top base layer is Apricot Appeal, which I ran through the Big Shot with the tiny dots textures. Next came the sentiment "Easter Blessings" stamped with Always Artichoke Classic Ink. Then I stamped the daffodil image from the Abundant Hope stamp set that will be available in the Occasions Mini catalog begining in January! I colored the image with my Apricot Appeal & Mellow Moss Stampin' Write Markers. I thought it needed some sparkle so I added Dazzling Diamonds to the flowers. Wrapped it with 1/4" Apricot Appeal Grosgrain Ribbon tied into a know. This was then layered onto Always Artichoke Cardstock that was edged with the Eyelet Border Punch.
Well, two more to make and I am having issues with what to do with my gumball machine !! Hopefully I will come up with something. I will post it once I figure it out!

Upsy Daisy Banana

Good morning, EVERYONE!!

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you got all the presents you were hoping for.
Last night I had a little time to play with my toys!!
I found a card that I loved over at SCS so I thought I would try to re-create it. I really like it so this will be the 2nd card for my upcoming 10 cards for $15 class in January.
I started with Barely Banana Cardstock. Paper pierced the very bottom edge. Then stamped "you're on my mind" sentiment with Going Grey Classic Ink just above the piercing. The I stamped the daisies from the Upsy Daisey Stamp Set, also using Going Grey Classic Ink, onto Whisper White Cardstock. Next I cut a strip of Going Grey Cardstock and punched it with the Scallop Edge Punch. I also cut a piece of Going Grey DSP to use across the top of the daisy image. I finished it off with White Tafetta Ribbon.
Hope you like it!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Mambo Happiness with SALE-A-BRATIONS Madness!

Well, its been a while!!

While we are awaiting Santa's arrival, I thought I would try to come up with some cards for my next 10 cards for $15 class on January 23rd!

I got the idea from the Stampin' UP! Stampers Showcase but I changed a couple of things.
I started with a piece of Melon Mambo Cardstock...stamped the Baroque Motif image with Melon Mambo Classic Ink. Layered this onto a folded piece of Whisper White Cardstock. I then ran a piece of Pretty in Pink Cardstock through the Big Shot to texture it (you cannot see that part on here, so I redid it again so it was a little more noticeable but didn't take a new picture). I stamped the sentiment "Happiness Always" from the new Sale-A-Brations stamp set called Whimsical Words. This is stamped with Melon Mambo Classic Ink. Next....I cut a strip of Whisper White Cardstock and punched it with the new Scallop Trim Border Punch (YOU CAN GET THIS FREE WITH SALE-A-BRATIONS ORDER of $50 or more!). Now, onto the little flower....this is another Big Shot tool, this is an embosslet. It looks like a little folder that you put the Melon Mambo Cardstock into and it comes out punched & dry embossed to make this beautiful little flower. Then I ran the sanding block over the raised image to give a little color contrast. This was then layered onto Pretty in Pink Cardstock and then Whisper White Cardstock.
Hope you like it!! Would love to hear what you think of it.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Team Meeting/Christmas Party Today

Well, tomorrow is our big team meeting to celebrate the holidays. I am bringing deviled eggs for my dish to pass and have been working hard on my swap cards and my stamped gift to exchange.

Here is a picture of the gift I made to exchange. It is a little purse made with the Top Note Die Cut and a little goodie bag. I filled the goodie bag with pretzels hand dipped in white chocolate. I also made some covers to match the purse & goodie bag for some mint patties and put them inside the little purse.
The card was also made to match the purse & goodie bag. Same with the gift bag.

Monday, October 5, 2009

October 12th Green Bay Park & Rec Card Class

Well, the time has come again, for the Green Bay Park & Rec Stampin' UP! Card Class.

For this class each participant will make 2 of each card. Please contact The Green Bay Park & Rec Dept at 920.448.3365 if you'd like to attend.

I didn't get a chance to get the last one done but here are 2 of the 3 designs that you will be making if you attend:

Card #1 - Simply a Friend

Stamp Set: Simply Said
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Basic Black, Whisper White & Certainly Celery DSP
Ink: Ruby Red & Basic Black
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds & Ruby Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon.

Card #2: Grreat! Grizzly
Stamp Set: Under the Stars
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White & Jersey DSP (I think thats the name but it is retired).
Ink: Basic Black & Bashful Blue
Accessories: Close to Cocoa & Creamy Caramel Stampin' Write Markers
My son has a birthday party to go to tomorrow night and this is the card that we made. He colored his own bear on his and he helped come up with the idea.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Recipe Pages 5 & 6

Well, the class is finally here!!
Here are the last 2 pages that the girls will be making tomorrow.
If you weren't able to make it to the class to make your own....
I have made up a few extra sets....
Get yours for $25 per set.
Contact me to get yours!!

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Monday, September 28, 2009

6x6 Recipe Page Sneak Peek #3 & #4

Cost of Class is $15
When: Saturday, October 3rd
Time: 10am - until you're finished
Where: Green Bay, WI
(address will be provided privately)

Each participant will make 6 different recipe pages. This class must be pre-paid. If you need my address to send your payment to, please email me at:

For those of you that are not able to attend but would still like the 6x6 recipe pages, I will make and send them out for $25 per set. This includes the shipping costs. I will accept PayPal for mail orders only!

Please feel free to email me with any questions!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

6x6 Recipe Sneak Peek #2

Here is the 2nd page for the class!!

COST: $15
WHEN: Saturday, October 3rd
TIME: 10am - until you're finished
WHERE: Green Bay, WI (address will be provided privately)

You will be making 6 different recipe pages.This class must be pre-paid. If you need my address to send your payment to, please email me at:

For those of you that cannot attend the class but would still like the 6x6 recipe pages, I will make and send them out for $25 per set. This includes the shipping costs. I also accept PayPal for mail orders only! PLEASE EMAIL ME!!
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6x6 Recipe - Sneak Peek

Here is the first recipe that the ladies will be making.
Isn't that little Santa just adorable!!

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

City Card Class Cards

Well, tomorrow is the first of 3 scheduled card classes that I am doing for the Green Bay Park & Recreation Department. The people attending will be making 6 cards for $15. There are 3 designs so they will be making 2 of each. The cards that they will be making are below.

If you live in the Green Bay area and would be interested in attending any of the classes they are scheduled for 9/14/09, 10/12/09 and 11/16/09. Here is a link to the City's registration form. Please feel free to email me with any questions.

Card #1 - Bumble Bee Flower

Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful

Ink: Black Stazon

Stampin' Write Markers: Mellow Moss, Lavendar Lace, So Saffron & Bashful Blue

Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Mellow Moss & Lavendar Lace

Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, 2-way Glue Pen, Fire Circle Rhinestone Brads & Dimensionals, Punches: Eyelet Border, 1-3/8" Circle, 1-1/4" Circle, 1/16" Handheld Circle

Card #2 - Hot Air Balloon

Stamps: Sweet Centers

Ink: Bermuda Bay

Stampin' Write Markers: Dusty Durango & Crushed Curry

Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Bermuda Bay & Whisper White

Accessories: 1-3/4 Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Punch & 1/4" White Grosgrain Ribbon

Card #3 - Big Shot Daisy
Stamps: Warm Words (may need to change that because it is not current anymore)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Punches: Modern Label, Boho Blossoms & 1/4" Circle (which also isn't currently available)
BIG SHOT ACCESSORIES: Top Note Bigz Die, Daisies #2 Flower Bigz Die, Little Leaves Sizzlets Die

Saturday, September 12, 2009

6x6 Recipe Class Scheduled!!

COST: $15

WHEN: Saturday, October 3rd

TIME: 10am - until you're finished

WHERE: Green Bay, WI (address will be provided privately)

You will be making 6 different recipe pages.

This class must be pre-paid. If you need my address to send your payment to, please email me at:

For those of you that cannot attend the class but would still like the 6x6 recipe pages, I will make and send them out for $25 per set. This includes the shipping costs. I also accept PayPal for mail orders only!


Sunday, August 30, 2009


Hostess Promotion
Dates: September 1-November 30, 2009

Promotion Details:

We're excited to bring you this sweet deal for hostesses September through November:

•Host a workshop totaling $250 or more and choose any one item* from the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog for only $10!

We are thrilled to bring you this very exciting hostess promotion. In fact, we encourage you to contact all of your friends and let them know about this unbelievable offer! Use it to share Stampin' Up! with your friends and family; contact your past and potential hostesses to let them know that it is coming--and start planning your Holiday Mini workshops today!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Dashing Snowflake Christmas Swap Card

Still playing around with my new stuff!

Here is a card that I will be using for an upcoming team meeting swap card. So those of you that are going to the same meeting will be receiving one of these. I will also be hosting a stamping class for the Green Bay Park & Rec Dept on September 14th . The attendees will be making 6 cards, 3 designs (so they will make 2 of each card). This will be one of the cards that they will be making.

If you live in Green Bay or near by and would like to attend, please contact the Green Bay Park & Rec Department for more information and/or to sign up. There will also be a class in October & November. The November class will be ALL Christmas cards. September & October will be a variety of cards.

I stamped my new Dasher Stamp with Chocolate Chip onto Whisper White Cardstock. This was then layered onto Real Red cardstock that was punched with the Eyelet Border punch & a little Real Red Gingham Ribbon added for flair. The base of the card is Real Red Card Stock with Whisper White added for the card portion (the larger white portion opens up to put your sentiment). I used the new Four the Holiday "Merry Christmas" stamp on the bottom (sorry I was a sloppy stamper today, you can see a little of the ink got onto the edges of the rubber around the words). I also utilized my Big Shot with the Snowflake #2 Die hint to you is to only run one piece of cardstock through at a time. I tried doing 2 at a time and portions of the middle of the snowflake were pretty tricky to get apart without ripping the snowflake. I then attached the snowflake to the Whisper White cardstock with my 2-way Glue Pen and then layered by Dasher reindeer over the top.

Would love to hear what you think of this!! It looks pretty clean and simple which is what I was going for so that the girls aren't overwhelmed at the class next month.
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Friday, August 14, 2009

Shelley's Walrus

Finally got my preorder today!

My friend wants to use the Cute & Cuddly stamp set for her Christmas cards this year. She also had her heart set on using the new Rich Razzleberry along with a "green". We contemplated a few different but all seemed to be too dark. Then I remembered seeing another customer of mine holding her Rich Razzleberry & Certainly Celery packs of paper that she just ordered and thought they looked REALLY nice together. So we tried a couple of different combinations and came up with this one. The only change will be that she adds some white snowflakes to the Rich Razzleberry background. She is happy with it so we are all good.

Stamps: Cute & Cuddly, Four the Holidays
Paper: Certainly Celery, Whisper White & Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Certainly Celery & Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, 1/4" Certainly Celery Grossgrain Ribbon, Big Shot Texture Template (used on the Certainly Celery).

Hope you like it!
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Monday, July 20, 2009

Deal of the Week #4

Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware
Item #112454
Regular Price: $29.95
Special Price: $18.99

The Deal of the Week can help you as a hostess earn even more free products and can help you bring in more workshop sales; after all, they make a great workshop add-on!

Online orders are another great option for you. Check out my Demonstrator Business Web Site every Monday at 10 AM (MT). Remember you can order online with you as their demonstrator.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions:

Offer Ends: Monday, July 27, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Deal of the Week #2

The Deal of the Week can help you earn even more free products and can help you bring in more workshop sales; after all, they make a great workshop add-on! While the short time period of these sales isn't intended for you to buy and promote the product in your demonstration, you can let customers know about the discount at your Summer Fun workshops.

Online orders are another great option. The Deal of the Week offer began last week and will continue throughout the month. Check back every Monday. You can order online by clicking on my picture at the right also.

# 113474 Sizzix Big Shot Doctor's Bag Regular Price $69.95 ****Sale Price $49.99

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Pink Razzleberry Daisies

Got some new stuff this week & boy did I have fun playing!!

A dear family friend had a birthday this week so I made this card for her.

Here's what I used:

Heard from the Heart

Rich Razzelberry for the base 5.5x4.25 and also cut a piece 4.5x4.5 for the daisies
Pretty in Pink cut a piece 4.5x4.5 for the daisies
Whisper White 10x4

Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Marker (used to stamp the word "happiness")
Clear Rhinestone Brads
Flower, Daisies 2 Sixxix Die
Stampin' UP! Backgrounds I (swirls)

When I used the texture plate for the background, I only ran 1/2 of my piece of paper through. The other half was just left hanging off the back.

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Best Wishes Wedding Card

Time to get out the NEW STUFF!!!! I found a card yesterday and she did this type of a layout. I did change a few things but basically it the same. I was not feeling very inspired but thought I could make this one work better than what I could come up with at the time.

My favorite new In-Colors are this RICH RAZZLEBERRY & MELON MAMBO so I knew I wanted to use one of them for my card class this week.

Here is the card for my lunchtime card class this week.

Supplies Used:

I punched the Circle Scallop out of the smaller piece but you can use scraps too.

scrap for the small flower

Kind & Caring Thoughts - this is a new Level 3 Hostess Set

Scallop Circle
2-Way Glue Pen
Dazzling Diamonds
Paper-Piercing Tool
Mat Pack (for paper-piercing the corner)
Tag Corner Punch

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Petal Pizazz Birthday

This is the card we made at my lunchtime class this week.

I was using up some older scrapbook paper that I have. So that is what is on the bottom half of the card. I also used Old Olive & punched with the Eyelet Border Punch. Used up som Kiwi Kiss ribbon that really matches the Old Olive color as well. I stamped the flowers with Tempting Turquoise, Lovely Lilac & Pixie Pink. Punched them out with the Circle Scallop punch. Then put a Silver Brad in the middle of each. Attached them with Stampin Dimensionals. I have also used this recently for a Thank You card.

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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Congratulations Graduate!

This week the girls will be making a graduation card. I found this cute little owl made a few different times and thought he was so cute I wanted to try it out. Hope you like it!

Here's how I made it:

Started with base piece of Chocolate Chip Cardstock (5.5x4.25). Next came Creamy Caramel Cardstock (5.25x4). Before layering this onto the Chocolate Chip Cardstock I rolled the Classic Stars Jumbo Roller with Creamy Caramel. Next I cut a piece of Chocolate Chip Cardstock (3.5x1). Whisper White Cardstock (3.25x.75) and stamped "contratulations" from the Stampin' UP! Sale-A-Brations stamp set called Congrats.

To Make the Owl:
1 - 1-3/4" Circle (body)
1 - Scalloped Circle, cut in half (wings)
1 - Tab Punch (head) Close to Cocoa Cardstock
2 - 1/2" Circle (Eyes) Whisper White
2 - 1/4" Circle (Eyes) Basic Black
1 - tip of the Large Star Punch (beak) So Saffron
1 - tip of the Small Tag Punch (bottom of hat) Basic Black
1 - 1.5x.25 Piece of Basic Black Cardstock (top of hat)

The tassel is a piece of Basic Black 1/4" Grossgrain Ribbon...tie a know & shred the bottop and attach to the back and flip over the front of the hat.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Strawberry Sparkle Punch

I have a monthly recipe class. The ladies can provide the recipes they wish to have used. This month the recipe for Strawberry Sparkle Punch. I thought it would be fun to try and make the background look like a strawberry. I don't think I did too bad. The only think is that there isn't any stamping, which I guess isn't a horrible thing.

Supplies used:
Paper: Real Red, Garden Green, Tempting Turquoise & Whisper White
Accessories: 5 Petal Flower Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch, Eyelet Border Punch & Red Gingham Ribbon
Thanks for looking, I would love to hear what you think of this!

Thanks Mr K!

This last week was teacher appreciation week. My son wanted to make sure that we included ALL of his teachers. So we made cards for his teacher, his social studies teacher, his art teacher, his music teacher and of course, his gym teacher. I had to pull out the retired stamp set Sporting Goods to make this one.
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Sporting Goods (retired) & Sporting
Paper: So Saffron, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Close to Cocoa, Brocade Blue
Ink: Basic Black & Night of Navy
Accessories: 1" Circle Punch, White Gel Pen, Paper Snips & Dimensionals (to pop up the balls)
Hope you like it.....Mr K did!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

What do you think? Pink or Red?

This is the card that the girls will be making at my lunch-time card class this week. I just haven't decided on the pink or red. So, I would love to hear what you think!
Stamps: Dream A Little
Paper: Basic Black, Basic Grey, Whisper White & Pink Pirouette or Riding Hood Red
Ink: Basic Black & Basic Grey
Accessories: 1/4" Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Paper Snips, Dimensionals (to pop up the flower & the center of the flower), Two-Way Glue& Paper Snips.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Bambi & Thumper look-a-likes

Here is the card for my card class tomorrow. We created a card (VERY) similar to it at a Stampin' UP! Team meeting I attended on Sunday. I added the deer and changed the sentiment, and also the background stamps are different because I didn't have the same ones. I think it still turned out pretty good.

Supplies I used are:
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun, Old Olive & Whisper White
Stamps: Oval All, Forest Friends, So Swirly Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa & Creamy Caramel
Accessories: 1/16" Handheld Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Gold Brads, Sponge & Dimensionals

Sunday, April 26, 2009

MAY Specials!!

Happy April Showers Everyone!!
I hope you are all doing well!

I am having a May Hostess Promotion!!

  • Host a workshop or place an order of $150+ I have a stamp set for you! This stamp set is from Sale-A-Brations or if you prefer, you can choose a stamp set out of my retired stamp bin

  • Host a workshop or place an order of $300+ Pick any stamp set, of your choice, in the catalog for 50% off.

If you place your orders online, please remember to choose me as your demonstrator and I will contact you regarding my above specials!!

Below are the Stampin' UP! May Specials - there is a lot of information so if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!! I would love to talk to you about the promotions!!

Scrapbooking Promotion
Dates: May 1-31, 2009
Promotion DetailsThe Scrapbooking Promotion has two exciting parts:

Buy three packs of Designer Series paper (including our Specialty Designer Series paper) or 12" x 12" textured card stock, and get one FREE!

Buy a sneak peek stamp set from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog--Jumble Alphabet (set of 52; double-mounted)--at a 20 percent discount.

Item #115199

Regular Price is $43.95 Discount Price $35.16

Things to Remember

  • You may place orders on a customer, demonstrator, or workshop order; or your customers may place their orders online.

  • All Designer Series paper, Specialty Designer Series papers, and 12" x 12" textured card stock are eligible for this promotion .

  • Customers can mix and match their paper choices.

  • Customers must enter the qualifying amount of Designer Series paper or 12" x 12" textured card stock before entering their free paper.

  • Customers may choose a free pack of Designer Series paper or 12" x 12" textured card stock for every three packs they buy.

Paper Promotion
Q: Is there a limit to how many free packs of paper I can get?

A: No! For every three packs of Designer Series paper and/or 12" x 12" textured card stock that you buy, you'll get one pack free.

Q: To get the free pack of paper, do I have to buy three packs of Designer Series paper or three packs of 12" x 12" textured card stock?

A: No. You can mix and match your paper; for example, you could buy two packs of Designer Series paper and one pack of 12" x 12" textured card stock, then choose either a pack of Designer Series paper or textured card stock for free.

Q: Is the Bulk Buy Designer Series paper eligible for this promotion?

A: No. The Bulk Buy Designer Series paper is not eligible for the buy three, get one free promotion.

Q: Is there going to be a preorder period for the paper promotion?

A: Although you can certainly purchase Designer Series paper and 12" x 12" textured card stock before the promotion begins, the promotional pricing will not begin until May 1.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Pistachio Torte Recipe Page

This is for my recipe card class on Tuesday! Here's how I made it:

  • Started with a 6"x6" piece of Creamy Caramel Cardstock
  • Stamped with Itty Bitty Backgrounds on the bottom 2"
  • Cut a piece of 6"x3" Green Galore Cardstock
  • Ran that through the Crimper
  • Attached that to the center of the Creamy Caramel Cardstock
  • Cut a 6"x0.5" piece of Whisper White Cardstock
  • Cut a 6"x1.75" piece of Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ran both pieces through the Big Shot with the Swirly Texture Background
  • Roughed up one of the long edges of the 6"x1.75" Whisper White Cardstock.
  • Attached the smallest piece of Whisper White to the bottom of the Green Galore
  • Lined up the larger piece of Whisper White to the top of the Creamy Caramel which will also overlap the Green Galore about 1/8".
  • Printed the Recipe onto Whisper White Cardstock & cut to 2.75"x5.5"
  • Cut a 5.75"x3.5" piece of Close to Cocoa Cardstock
  • Punch one side with the Eyelet Border Punch
  • Attached the recipe to the Close to Cocoa Cardstock
  • Then attached the recipe piece to the front of the mock pistachio torte looking page.
  • To finish the page (not pictured) I added some 1/4" circles of Creamy Caramel & Close to Cocoa Cardstock to the top layer of Textured Whisper White for the nuts...forgot about that part before I took the picture.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Pull Out Flower Pot

Saw this over on SCS for a technique challenge & had to try it. This will be my lunch time card class for next week. Hope the girls don't get too overwhelmed with it in a 1/2 hour.
Used the Scalloped Circle Punch to create the flowers, also used the 5-Petal Flower Punch for the leaves behind.
Hope you like it! It was alot of fun to make!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Happy 3rd Birthday Cody

My Cousin's little boy, Cody is turning 3 on April Fool's Day!! We are going up north (where he lives) later in the week. So thought I should get working on his card.

Yesterday I picked up this Sixxix Train Die at Michaels with a 50% off coupon I got in an email so I ended up paying $10 for it, how great is that!!

Here are the steps for making the card:

  • Cut Pacific Point Blue Cardstock (4.25x5.5) for base of card
  • Cut Kiwi Kiss Cardstock (4x5.25), layer that on top of the Pacific Point Cardstock.
  • Cut Whisper White Cardstock (3.75x5), layer this on top of the Kiwi Kiss Cardstock.
  • I have some chipboard alphabet & letters, I traced the "3" and cut it out of Kiwi Kiss Cardstock.
  • Next I ran pieces of Pacific Point & Kiwi Kiss Cardstock thru the Big Shot with the Sixxix Train Die. This die has the steam engine, 2 passenger cars & a caboose. I only cut out the engine & one of the cars.
  • I trimmed off the top portion of the passenger car to make it a flatbed to carry my "3".
  • I then attached the Pacific Point train & flatbed (see how the cars interlock, I did cut off the hook at the back of the flatbed since there were no more cars).
  • Remove the center pieces of the Pacific Point train.
  • I punched out the Kiwi Kiss "center pieces" and attached them to the Pacific Point train.
  • Then I attached the smoke puffs.
  • I then cut & attached the back folded portion of the card using Whisper White Cardstock (8.5x5.5), folded it in half & attached it to the finished card front.
  • Last, I stamped the "BIRTHDAY WISHES" sentiment for the Stampin' UP! WOW Flowers Stamp Set.

Suppllies Needed:

  • Stamps: WOW Flowers
  • Paper: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss & Whisper White
  • Ink: Kiwi Kiss
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Sixxix train die, Boho Flower Punch

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Cherish God's Beauty

There are lots of things to cherish in life. We have learned that in our family again! I won't go into details here but it has been a whirlwind on emotions as of late.

My Auntie Susie is a butterfly nut! She has dogs that are of the Papillion breed. Papillion means butterfly. So I was thinking of her when I made this card.

I also got to play with my new Big Shot & the texture plates. I love this new toy!! I have used it a couple of times now for my lunch-time work classes and the girls seem to enjoy it as well.

Steps for making the card are:

  • Only Orange Paper (4x5.25), run thru the Big Shot with the Texture Template
  • Run a Sanding Block over the top, this helps to lighten the color of the raised texture, this process is optional but was used on my sample.
  • Shimmery White (4x2.25), run thru the Big Shot with the Texture Template
  • Basic Black (4x2.5) - punch your Jumbo Oval out of the center
  • Attach your Shimmery White Textured Paper to the Basic Black strip.
  • Then Layer this onto the center of your Only Orange Textured Paper
  • Punch your sentiment onto a Whisper White Cardstock and punch out with the Large Oval Punch.
  • Attach this to the Basic Black Jumbo Oval you punched earlier.
  • Attach this to the bottom left corner of the card front as shown in the picture provided.
  • Word Window Punch - punch two from Shimmery White Cardstock & fold in half.
  • Attach the Word Window Punched pieces to alternating corners as shown in the picture
  • Stamp the butterfly from the Level 1 Hostess Stamp Set, God's Beauty with Basic Black onto Only Orange Cardstock.
  • Cut this out using Paper Snips.
  • Apply Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, as desired.
  • Attach to the Shimmery White Textured Paper with Dimensionals
  • Attach your card front to a folded piece of Whisper White Cardstock (4.25x5.5)


  • Stamps: God's Beauty (Level 1 Hostess Set) & Warm Words (Retired)
  • Paper: Whisper White, Shimmery White, Basic Black & Only Orange
  • Ink: Basic Black
  • Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Big Shot with Texture Templates, Word Window Punch, Jumbo Oval, Large Oval, Sanding Block, Dimensionals & Paper Snips

I hope you enjoy the card. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Pikachu for you, Jordan!!

Here's is my attempt at creating a punched out Pikachu. Next to trains, my child has discovered & become obsessed with Pokemon.

For those of you who do not know, it is not only cards that you collect & trade but also a card game that teaches strategy. It has also helped with reading comprehension, concentration & much much more! There is a local store here in Green Bay called GNOME GAMES that has time for Pokemon League play and tournaments. It is a great thing!! We have made this one of Jordan's weekly rewards/incentives for having a good week at school. It has been a huge success!

This week Jordan was invited to a birthday party for a friend from his classroom. His friend, Brandon is also a Pokemon player so Jordan asked if I would try to create a Pokemon for him. This is what I came up with!! Jordan said the card was a hit at the birthday party. We also took it over to the store where the kids were playing Pokemon to see what they thought. They went crazy!!! Later, on our way home, Jordan told me I was the best Mom in the whole world!! That was worth all the time I put into trying to make the card.

Supplies Used:

No Stamps or Ink for this one!!

Papers: Pacific Point, YoYo Yellow, Real Red, Basic Black & Whisper White

Accessories: Top Note Die & Alphabet Die all cut with the Big Shot (cut in half), Circle Punches: 1", 1/2" & 1/4", & Word Window Punch

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Buttermilk Pancake Recipe Page

This is for my 6x6 recipe class for next week. I would love to hear what you think of it as I am not sure if I like it or not.
I typed out the recipe & printed it from the computer. Then I cut the Only Orange Cardstock to 5.5x6 and ran it through my Big Shot with Stampin Up Backgrounds I swirly texturz plate. Then I ran a sponge with Chocolate Chip Ink lightly over the swirls to bring them out a bit more. I stamped the piece of Creamy Caramel and then punch out the pancakes & also sponged the edges, layered them onto the plate that I punched out of Chocolate Chip Cardstock.


Stamps: Basic Backgrounds (retired)

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Only Orange, YoYo Yellow Creamy Caramel & So Saffron
Accessories: 1/4" Square Punch, Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Ticket Corner Punch
Eyelet Border Punch

Friday, February 13, 2009

Shamrock Birthday

My aunt asked me to make a shamrock birthday card for a friend of her's that has a birthday in March. Here is what I came up with.

Made the shamrock by punching 3 hearts from the new Heart to Heart Punch.

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Garden Green, Whisper White & Delicate Dots DSP (SAB)
Stamps: Warmest Regards
Ink: Garden Green Stampin Write Marker & Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Heart to Heart Punch, Ticket Corner Punch

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Easter Wishes for Lisa

I have a workshop in a couple of weeks and she has requested a Easter Card for one that we will do at the workshop. I wanted to promote the Sale-A-Brations (SAB) products also.l So, here is the East card that I will be demonstrating at Lisa's workshop.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: All Holidays, Polka Dot Punches (SAB)

Paper: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Bashful Blue & Delicate Dots Designer Series Paper (SAB)

Ink: So Saffron, Bashful Blue & Basic Black

Accessories: Gold Brads, 5/8" So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon (SAB), 5-Petal Flower

Would love to know what you think of it!!

Praying for You....

I wanted to try out my new stamp set "THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS". Recently I saw this layout on a card and thought it was great. So here is what I came up with. Hope you like it!!

Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers

Ink: Basic Black, Almost Amethyst Stampin' Write Marker & Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker

Paper: Basic Black, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White

Accessories: Large Oval Punch, 1/16" Handheld Punch, Silver Brads

Saturday, January 24, 2009

MAN Card!!

Recently I helped out with a friend's card classes so I haven't been online much to post. I have been creating the cards & cutting the paper!!

So I have my requested "man card" from her class. I will also be doing this card for my lunchtime card class at work in the next couple of weeks. This looks lots more complicated than it is! There are just a bunch of layers!!
Stamps: Happiness is a Journey (dormant list), Fresh Cuts & Rough Texture Jumbo Wheel (retired)
Paper: Basic Black, Going Grey, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Punches: Large Oval, 1-1/4" Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, Key Tag

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


I just received confirmation that my new catalog order will arrive tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so excited to see what's new!!

If you did not preorder your catalog, contact me today to order yours!! The cost for the new Catolog is $10. Although I will have the following specials:

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The special is:
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Contact me today to place your order!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009


I have been wanting to play with this stamp set again. It's ben a while! As you can tell from the name of my blog, I really like it!!

I am helping out a friend with her classes this month because she just had her baby TODAY!!! So I thought we could make this card for her 10 cards for $15 so they will make 2 of these but I think the new baby, HUDSON CHARLES, will be the first to receive it!! Which means I will have to make another one for the sample card for class.

Stamps: Wild About You
Paper: Always Artichoke, Whisper White & Tangerine Tango
Ink: Always Artichode, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron & Bordering Blue
Accessories are all punches: Scallop Circle, 1-3/8 Circle & 1-1/4" Circle.