Wednesday, December 20, 2017


Hello there! I wanted to share this adorable wreath that I'm giving to the first person who tells me they want to join my team as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! I'm here to help you grow a business & make some extra money or just be a source of inspiration if you're interested in saving some money on your hobby.

Sale-A-Bration is just around the corner and it's the perfect time to join as a demonstrator. In addition to the great deal Starter Kit-$125 worth of products for only $99, you get to pick out 2 additional stamp sets from the catalogs-that's up to a $101 value! Be the first to tell me you want to join the SU! family & I'd love to deliver this wreath to you:) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017


Hello there! Here's another project we'll be making at Happy Hour tomorrow night using the set Half Full.

We'll also be making this lovely bottle tag.

And the kicker is this cute little favor I made for the attendees featuring Corky the Snowman:)

I repurposed a wine bottle cork & turned it into an adorable little snowman. I drew his face on with a black marker and added a Soft Sky Classic Weave Ribbon scarf.

I made his little nose with Embossing Paste. I put a small amount on a Silicone Craft Sheet and shaped it into a carrot shape. When it was almost dry, I added some lines with a Palette Knife. When it was completely dry, I colored it a couple of times with a Pumpkin Pie Marker. I tried to attach it with Liquid Tombow, but that didn't work too well, so I opted for a Glue Dot instead.

I stuck Corky in the bottom of a Clear Tiny Treat Box with a couple of Glue Dots. I then added some of the new shreds from the Occasions Catalog that I was able to preorder. I tucked a Ghiradelli chocolate inside in case he got hungry & added some more shreds.

I ran more of the same ribbon through the lid and tied a bow. You could tie some Linen Thread or Baker's Twine around the bow and easily convert this into an ornament:) I cut a snowflake from Whisper White Cardstock using the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits. I've used these thinlits so much this year & am really going to miss them when they retire:) I folded the snowflake in half and tucked it under the ribbon, securing it with a Glue Dot. I then stamped the sentiment using Mixed Drinks in Real Red ink & used the Classic Label Punch to punch it out.

I hope you'll be able to join me for a fun night of stamping & wine or whatever else makes your spirits bright! Please let me know so I can have one of these cuties ready for you. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, December 11, 2017


Hello there! Just sending out a reminder for my Happy Hour class this Thursday. Come make this fun tag and a card.

This will be the perfect addition to spreading some Holiday cheer with friends & family this Christmas season. Please let me know if you plan to attend Thursday from 6-8 at the Stampin' Pad, so I can have a fun little nifty-gifty for you! Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Friday, November 24, 2017


Hello there! I'm so excited to share my new Little Stampin' Pad with you!!! We'll be breaking it in tomorrow with my Coffee Break Class:)

This is one card we'll be making-a CASE from Erica Cerwin.

And this is the other one.

I hope you'll join me tomorrow for this fun event!

My hubby & son have been busy getting the tables & chairs put together!

It's bare bones at the moment, but it will be a fun work-in-progress making it our new stampin' spot:)

I know it's last minute, but please let me know if you plan on attending tomorrow so I can have a little treat for you!

The address is 1513 market street-right across the street from out house:) I hope to see you tomorrow! Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Hello there! I have a few projects to share with you from my TNT Tuesday Class last night. TNT stands for Tips & Tecnhiques, and I shared how to do the Stained Glass Technique 3 different ways. This card showed a faux version. I simply added DSP behind the cut-out image. I started with a Very Vanilla base. I then stamped the sentiment from Daisy Delight using Soft Suede ink. I stamped off the design in the background.

Next, I used the Butterflies Thinlits to cut out the butterfly from another piece of Very Vanilla, running the wing off the paper a bit. I then adhered a piece of Delightful Daisy DSP to the back with SNAIL. I attached this piece to the card base with Dimensionals. I then cut out a whole butterfly and adhered it in the negative space, putting Liquid Tombow only on the body of the butterfly, and slightly bent the wings up.

I folded a piece of Gold Mini Sequin Trim, tied a piece of Linen Thread around it and tied a bow. My brilliant card ladies discovered it was much easier to add the sequin trim to the butterfly with a Glue Dot, and then add the Linen Thread bow on top. I love how they always teach me something too!

I finished it off with a few sequins that I attached with tiny drops of Liquid Tombow.

This was the 'tweet' little favor I made for each of the attendees using a simplified version of the technique. I stamped the bird on a piece of Vellum Cardstock with Memento Black ink. You need to heat-set it or set it aside to dry for a bit so it doesn't smear.

Once dry, I turned it over and broke out the new Stampin' Blend Alcohol Markers. I used both light & dark shades of Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Old Olive & Crumb Cake. I cut the image out with a 2" Circle Punch.

I then cut out a Whisper White circle using the 1 3/4" Circle Punch. I laid the vellum on top and punched a hole through both layers using the 1/8" Handheld Circle Punch. I used the Ticket Tear Border Punch on a 1" piece of Basic Black Cardstock and cut the strip in half. I then cut a 1" x 8" strip of Whole Lot of Lovely DSP and added the black strips to each side with Liquid Tombow.

I wrapped the belly band around a small slide-out Pool Party box, and adhered the ends together with Liquid Tombow, keeping the seam on top so the box laid flat. I ran a piece of Old Olive Baker's Twine around the box, through the hole and tied a bow.

I stamped the sentiment from Thoughtful Banners with Memento Black ink onto a strip of Pool Party Cardstock and attached with a Mini Dimensional.I finished it off with a pair of the gorgeous Gold Faceted Gems.

This card demonstrates the original, most realistic version of the Stained Glass Technique. It features the set Cheery Chirps from the Holiday Catalog and quite honestly, I skipped over it several times. When I decided to demonstrate the Stained Glass Technique, I knew this was the perfect set to showcase it. I started with a Crumb Cake base and stamped the background with VersaMark.

I used the VersaMark again to stamp the bird onto a Vellum Cardstock square. I ran the Embossing Buddy over the vellum first to remove static. I then dumped Silver Embossing Powder onto the bird on a piece of scrap paper. I dumped the excess back into the jar, tapping on the jar to remove every bit. The Embossing Buddy helps ensure the powder only sticks where it's supposed to.

I then flipped the vellum over and colored in the image using Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist & Garden Green Markers. While the vellum was drying, I stamped the sentiment from Christmas Pines with Fresh Fig ink. I added a strip of Fresh Fig Cardstock underneath and tucked a piece of a silver Metallic Foil Doily underneath with Liquid Tombow.

I added a piece of Whisper White Cardstock behind the Vellum to make the colors stand out. I attached with Glue Dots behind the colored sections to conceal them. I then layered these on top of a square of Be Merry DSP with Dimensionals. I finished it off with a couple Glitter Enamel Dots.

We had a great time last night at TNT and we all learned something new! I hope you'll join us next month-it's always held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Make plans to attend Coffee Break on Saturday. We'll be breaking in my new Stampin' Pad! Stay tuned for the projects we'll be making. I hope you have a very blessed Thanksgiving with all those you love:) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, November 20, 2017


Hello there! Sending out a reminder to all my local peeps about TNT Tuesday tomorrow night at First Christian Church from 6-8. We'll be making this lovely card using the Stained Glass Technique. We'll make another project using a variation on this same technique.

I also wanted to share this cute little guy. I made one for all the attendees at my Watercolor Christmas Class on Saturday. I used the 1" Circle Punch for his head using Crumb Cake ink. I used the Cookie Builder Punch for his eyes and beak. For his gobble thingy I punched the bow tie out using Cajun Craze Cardstock and trimmed it down a bit.

I wrapped a nugget with a strip of Bundle of Love Specialty DSP. I attached the body to the front with a couple of Dimensionas using a 1 3/4" Circle and trimming off the bottom. I attached the head to the body with a Dimensional.

For the feathers I used the Bow Builder Punch. I cut the bottom piece from Crumb Cake Cardstock, along with 2 bow pieces. I glued 3 different designs from Bundle of Love DSP to it with Liquid Tombow. I then punched out another from Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry & Soft Suede Cardstock. I used Mini Dimensionals between layers.

The sentiment is from Labels to Love, stamped in Soft Suede ink.

Let me know if you can make it tomorrow night for TNT so I can have a little surprise for you! Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Saturday, November 18, 2017


Hello there! I wanted to share the favors I made for my Stamp-A-Stack attendees a couple of weeks ago. I knew I wanted to use the gorgeous Striped Treat Bags, and I found some gold tableware to match:)

I wrapped a piece of Jute Twine around each bag and tied a bow. I made a monogrammed tag for each attendee and added a Gold Library Clip. I ran a piece of Linen Thread through the hole and tied it to the twine.

I used the Painted Harvest set to stamp the tags using Crushed Curry, Soft Suede & Crumb Cake inks. I ran a piece of Basics Pack 2 Washi Tape across the top of the tag and wrapped some Crushed Curry Solid Baker's Twine around each. I added a Touches of Nature Element and a few sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.

I filled some tiny jars with peanuts and candy corn and decorated the lids with Coffee Break DSP. I stamped a flower, cut it out and attached it with Liquid Tombow. I stamped the sentiment with Soft Suede onto Very Vanilla and adhered with Dimensionals. I finished it off with a few Metallic Sequins.

I updated a few of the classes for Santa's Workshop coming up in December. Here's the tags you'll make-2 of each in the Gift Tags Class. You'll also get an Acetate Box to decorate to store your cute tags in.

These are the projects you'll make with the Gift Card & Treat Holders Class.

Here's all the fun projects you'll make with the Bags & Boxes Class.

You'll make a 6" x 8" Album with the Albums & Cards Class. See the previous post for all the details about my Santa's Workshop Retreat. I'm also including a FREE BONUS PROJECT for whoever signs up to do the SANTA'S WORKSHOP PACKAGE, which includes 45 projects! Email me for more details. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, November 17, 2017


Hello there! Here's the last of the new additions at my last Card Bufet. Just about time to start designing for the next one:) Shelli had posted this awhile back on her blog and I loved it, so I made one to share at class. I started with a Sahara Sand base and added the background images with Timeless Textures using Sahara Sand ink as well. I added a couple layers of Very Vanilla and stamped the background with Sahara Sand and Calypso Coral.

I stamped the stem image with Soft Suede and the flowers with Calypso Coral. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I stamped it in Calypso Coral onto Very Vanilla and used the Classic Label Punch to punch it out.

I added a strip of DSP from the Petal Garden DSP Stack and tore the ends to give it a little added texture. Such a sweet & simple but elegant card:)

Welp I'm off to finish up a few things for my Watercolor Christmas Class tomorrow:) Thanks so much for stopping by!