Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Hey there! As of today, we STILL haven't closed on the cabin. We were scheduled to close last Friday, the 14th, and they decided at the last minute that they needed more from the appraiser. Gary drove to Knoxville on Monday, for them to tell them at 4:00 in the afternoon that they still didn't have what they needed. So, who the heck knows when the cabin will finally be ours. Do yourself a favor and never use Expresspath financing for anything! Stay tuned!


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Where have I been?

Hello stampers! Sorry it has been soooo long since I have posted. I guess I got a little burnt out with the blogging thing but I have also had tons of stuff going on! First of all, I have been working pretty much 5 days a week (I miss my day off a week when business was slow in xray). I even have to work today which will be my 6th day this week - I got to leave a little early yesterday though. Second, we are buying this cabin in Gatlinburg, TN. We should close next Friday and things have been hectic getting all kinds of paperwork together and such. It's a little harder conducting business when you are 6 hours away from the residence and further than that from your loan officer (she's in New Jersey). I have started a blog for the cabin if you would like to keep up with our progress.

Unfortunately, I probably won't post much until after the first of the year when things slow down a bit. If you need information about specials, promotions, etc you can visit my Demonstrator Business Website here. That will keep you up to date with anything SU related.

I hope all is well with all of you - ta ta for now!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Look what I made!

Hey stampers! Look what I made with only HALF of a simply scrappin kit from Stampin Up!! I recently purchased the "I Wish" kit (#112193, $19.95) and made 20 cards, card box, and several tags the past couple of days. The cards are pretty simple but I think they are very cute. I also had a bunch of leftovers to make more cards or a couple of pages if I wish. I used about 9 sheets of cardsstock that I had on hand, put my punches to good use and did very little stamping. I also used up a bunch of scrap ribbon that I had in a jar. Never, I say NEVER, throw any scraps away - you never know when they may come in handy!! I used just a few stamp sets - punch pals, best yet and holidays & wishes.

I am so excited about this scrappin kit - if you order one before the 15th, I will give you 1 yard of real red and old olive 1/4" grosgrain ribbon!! Here is what is included in each kit:

2 sheets of choc chip textured card stock (12 x 12)
2 sheets of old olive textured card stock (12 x 12)
2 sheets of real red textured card stock (12 x 12)
2 sheets of whisper white textured card stock (12 x 12)
6 sheets of exclusive double sided designer paper
6 sheets of exclusive, self adhesive die cuts


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Card of the Day

Hello Stampers! Not much to show you all today, only this card I made for a Grandparents Day card. It looks better in person, the lighting just wouldn't cooperate with this one. Enjoy!

The Details:
Stamps: window dressing
CS: so saffron, certainly celery, cameo coral, watercolor paper
Ink: black stazon
Other: watercolor crayons, cuttlebug EF

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Card of the Day

Hello Stampers! I hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend! We tried to go out of town for the weekend but the first night our youngest one got sick and we had to come home in the middle of the night. I'm pretty used to it, he's always sick! We had a busy day at work today, making up for that day off, it almost wasn't worth being off a day! Even though I was tired, I stamped a card tonight. I didn't have any inspiration of my own so I blog-hopped a little and found this card that I like very much! I really love this "Crazy for Cupcakes" set from Stampin Up! Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: crazy for cupcakes
CS: washington apple DSP, riding hood red, so saffron, w white, pumpkin pie
Ink: black stazon, pumpkin pie, bashful blue, riding hood red, so saffron
Other: 3/4" & 1" circle punches, stampin dimensionals, cuttlebug EF, blender pens

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sign Up for my Felt Fusion Tote Bag Class!

Hello Stampers! I have decided to try my hand at doing some extra classes! My first class that I am offering is a tote bag. For a class fee of $10, you can make a darling canvas tote bag with felt fusion flowers, ribbons, eyelets, & stamping. You can make a 2nd bag for $5. Please contact me if you are interested in signing up for this class. This is a pre-pay class and you will need to be signed up and registered by Sept 10th. The class will be limited to only 10 participants - there are 7 slots left! Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Card of the Day

Hello Stampers! I have just a quick, quick, quick card to share with you today. It literally only took about 5 minutes! This is a manly card with no foo-foo on it! Guys really don't get into that stuff! I just received some of the new Manchester DSP and wanted to try it out. This pack of DSP coordinates with kraft, always artichoke, very vanilla, & baja breeze colors. Enjoy!


The details:
Stamps: four square
CS: manchester dsp, kraft, always artichoke, very vanilla
Ink: artichoke craft
Other: scallop square punch, ticket corner punch, clear embossing powder

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Card of the Day

Hello Stampers! I hope your week is off to a good start! Here is the other Bella Rose inspired card. This card is very clean and simple. This card could easily be mass produced to help you build up your stock of cards! Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: flight of the butterfly, all holidays
CS: bella rose DSP, pink pirouette, riding hood red, w white, kiwi kiss
Ink: pink pirouette, riding hood red, versamark
Other: choc chip twill ribbon, clear embossing powder, ticket corner punch

Monday, August 25, 2008

Card of the Day

Hello Stampers! At my last stamp camp, this past Friday night, I started featuring a designer series paper. "My choice" DSP is priced at $8.50 until a new choice is picked. This month's "choice" was Bella Rose. Don't you just love the colors? This is one of the cards I made with the Bella Rose and I will post another one tomorrow. This card was inspired by one of my convention swaps from Sue Reynolds. You can see her other creations on her blog. If you would like to purchase a pack of Bella Rose paper, feel free to contact me. Enjoy!

The Details:
Stamps: All holidays, seeing spots
CS: bella rose dsp, riding hood red, pink pirouette, w white, kiwi kiss
Ink: pink pirouette, riding hood red
Other: paper piercing tool, 1-1/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, fresh favorites II buttons

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Card of the Day

Hello Stampers! Here is the second Fall card that I promised you yesterday. It is almost time for those mums to be out and about and that is what inspired me on this card. Enjoy!


The details
Stamps: blooming with love, holidays & wishes
CS: ruby red, retired DSP, watercolor paper, close to cocoa, more mustard
Ink: black stazon, choc chip, ruby red, summer sun, old olive, garden green, perfect plum, really rust
Other: earth elements buttons, distressing tool, paper piercing tool, photo corners punch, white gel pen, blender pen

Card of the Day

Hello Stampers! Hope you all have had a fantastic weekend! I have recovered from Friday night's stamp camp and did a little "just for fun" stamping today. I have expressed in the past that the Fall colors are my favorite so I decided to get a head start on some Fall-looking cards. This is the first one and I will post the second one tomorrow. I totally CASE'd this one but when I was saving the image on my computer, I did not save the web page, shame-shame on me. I hate not giving credit to the creator but I can't really do anything about it, I found the original when I was doing some major blog-hopping and I have no earthly idea where I found it. It was not one of my usual blogs that I browse. Anyway, thank you to the creator for the inspiration!

There are a few things about this card that you may not notice from the picture. The 4 colored blocks were adhered to the black cardstock and then stamped all at once with the grass stamp in versamark ink, the image doesn't show up on the black. Also, I used the horizontal slot punch to make the holes for the ribbon to slide through. Enjoy!

EDITED TO ADD: I found the original! It is here on the Inking Idaho blog. I really liked this blog, she has bunches of ideas on there!

The Details:
Stamps: All Holidays (can you tell this is my favorite sentiment set?), Inspired by nature
CS: summer sun, garden green, close to cocoa, really rust, more mustard, black, vanilla
Ink: choc chip, versamark
Other: watercolor crayons (straight to the stamp, then misted with water), choc chip grosgrain, horizontal slot punch

Friday, August 22, 2008

Card of the Day

Hello Stampers! This is my last August Stamp Camp project to share with you. I hope you have enjoyed the entries this week. I will try to do some stamping and posting over the weekend. I placed an order for some new stuff from the new catty on the 13th and it is not here yet - boo hoo! I will just have to make do with some of the oldies but goodies! Enjoy!

The Details:
Stamps: Fresh cuts
CS: fresh cut notes (pg 167, you get 15 die cut note cards with envelopes that coordinate with the fresh cuts stamps and 5 petal punch), always artichoke, so saffron
Ink: always artichoke
Other: 5 petal punch, regal brads, paper piercing tool, white gel pen

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Card of the Day

Hello Stampers - happy Thursday! Another camp project to share with you today. Enjoy!

The Details:
Stamps: All Holidays, Flight of the Butterfly
CS: pink pirouette, riding hood red, so saffron, w white
Ink: so saffron, riding hood red, pink pirouette, choc chip
Other: scallop circle, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, pretty in pink grosgrain ribbon

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Card of the Day

Hello stampers! Happy hump day to you! This is camp project #3. I received a swap almost identical to this at convention from Shawn Nichols from Independence, MN. I just thought it was so cute! She used the large oval punch with the ends snipped off for the vases and shaded them with a little white craft ink. I just had to CASE it! Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: All Holidays
CS: kraft, not quite navy, w white, ruby red, really rust, old olive
Ink: not quite navy, white craft
Other: white gel pen, aquapainter, lg oval punch, boho blossoms punch, olive marker, stampin dimensionals

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Card of the Day

Hello Stampers! I hope you're having a good week so far. My boys have been playing outside alot with their Daddy and that has been freeing up a little of my time to play in my stamps! I have reorganized my stamps and some of my shelves so that I can find things a little more easily.

Here is camp project #2 for you to enjoy! I was inspired by a card I saw on splitcoast stampers but I forgot to bookmark it. If I find it again, I will edit this post with a link to the original. Thanks for looking and enjoy!

The Details:
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, All Holidays
CS: baja breeze, pumpkin pie, w white
Ink: pumpkin pie & SU markers (pumpkin pie, always artichoke, really rust, choc chip, old olive, close to cocoa)
Other: photo corner punch, word window punch, choc chip twill ribbon, small water spray bottle to mist stamp after inking with markers

Monday, August 18, 2008

Card of the Day

Hello Stampers! I am going to be sharing my stamp camp projects with you this week. I will post one each day, a total of 5 cards. So, campers, if you want camp to be a surprise don't peek!! I tried to incorporate some of my new stamps that I got at convention a few weeks ago. I came home with a total of 9 sets! I love this new "crazy for cupcakes" set - I won it at convention when my bracelet color was picked! Enjoy!

The Details:
Stamps: crazy for cupcakes, cupcakes wheel
CS: certainly celery, choc chip, regal rose, w white
Ink: stazon black, close to cocoa, SU markers (real red, certainly celery)
Other: 3D paint for icing, 1" choc chip double stitched grosgrain ribbon

Sunday, August 10, 2008

New Business Website

Hello stampers! I just wanted you all to know that I finally signed up for my own business website thru stampin up! I started it because SU is going to have online ordering for customers soon and I wanted my customers to be able to take advantage of that. Beginning sometime this Fall, everyone will be able to order all of their favorite SU products 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The only advantage of ordering straight thru me would be a possibility of cheaper shipping or to take advantage of any of my own promotions/sales that I have going on. Click here to visit my website and remember it is a work in progress, I am still learning about it! Enjoy!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Some pictures from convention

Hello stampers! I just wanted to share a few pictures with you that I took at convention. These pictures were taken of the cards on display on the boards in the Gathering Place where we ate lunch each day. I don't know the creators of these beautiful projects but they did a really great job! Enjoy!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Card of the Day

Hello stampers! This is my last swap card to share with you. By the time you are reading this I should be home from convention with my head filled with new, wonderful, WOW ideas!! Can't wait to share them all with you! Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: heard from the heart (coming out in new catty)everday flex phrases
CS: kraft, kiwi kiss, pacific point, tangerine tango, riding hood red (the new in colors!)
Ink: kiwi kiss, pacific point
Other: circle punches ( 1 3/8, 1 1 /4, 3/4) large & small star punches, paper piercing tool for shooting star

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Card of the Day

Hello Stampers! Another Convention swap card for you to enjoy. This one is different from what I generally like. I tend to really like using flowers, as I am sure everyone has figured out by now! This card is for the kiddies and uses the "spotlighting" technique. I masked off the bottom right corner to leave room for my sentiment. A tutorial can be found here on splitcoast stampers. Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: bugs & kisses, sanded
CS: night of navy, real red, white, yo yo yellow
Ink: white, night of navy, green galore, real red
Other: real red grosgrain, 1 3/8 circle punch, 1 1/4 circle punch

Friday, August 1, 2008

Card of the Day

Hello Stampers! Swap card #5 - I only made 30 of these because I got pretty darn tired of cutting out flower pots and peeling off the paper on the dimensionals, those things can be evil! Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: blooming with love, fun & fast notes
CS: so saffron, regal rose, white, choc chip, old olive
Ink: black stazon, choc chip, old olive, so saffron
Other: photo corner punch, paper piercing tool, large oval punch, su markers, white gel pen, stampin dimensionals

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Card of the Day

Hello Stampers! Swap card number #4!! Enjoy!

The details:
stamps: pick a petal, all holidays
CS: craft, not quite navy
Ink: choc chip craft, really rust craft, not quite navy craft
Other: clear embossing powder, distressing tool, vintage brads

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Card of the Day

Hello stampers! Today's card of the day is the same layout as yesterday, I just changed the colors. This card could easily be a valentine card! Sometimes it is hard to picture what something will look like with a different color scheme. Enjoy!

The details:
Same as yesterday's post - color changed to real red, pretty in pink, black, & white

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Card of the Day

Hello stampers! Here is today's card of the day!

The details:
Stamps: baroque motifs, all holidays
CS: kraft, black, vanilla, choc chip
Ink: black craft, vanilla craft, choc chip
other: designer label punch, small oval, 3/4 circle punch, choc taffeta ribbon, ticket corner punch

Monday, July 28, 2008

card of the day

Hello stampers! I am leaving for convention tomorrow and wanted to start sharing some of the swaps that I made for convention. I have a total of 7 different designs - it gets boring making the same one when you are making 200!! So, for the next week, I will share one each day with you! Enjoy!

The details:
stamps: punch pals, heard from the heart (coming out in the new catty)
CS: baja breeze (new In-Color), not quite navy, white
Ink: baja breeze, kiwi kiss (new in-color), not quite navy, su markers
Other: ticket corner punch, heat & stick powder, dazzling deamonds, white gel pen

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Card of the Day

Hello Stampers! I held my monthly "stamp camp" last night and this is one of the projects that we completed. I used mostly retiring stamp sets again this month and I hate to see this one go! It will be staying in my collection for awhile longer but I won't be able to use it for camps and such. I know that SU will have something even better in the next catalog to make it up for it! The idea for the banner came from Stamping School. The color combo came from here at Me, My Stamps and I blog. Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: eat cake, It's your birthday
CS: not quite navy, pumpkin pie, garden green, white
Ink: not quite navy, white craft
Other: 3/4" circle punch, SU markers

Friday, July 25, 2008

Card of the Day

Hello stampers! A quick post to share a card with you from a previous camp. Sorry my posts are so short and sweet but I actually entered about 20 posts and scheduled them for later dates back on the 19th! I had some time and decided to go ahead and plan ahead! This card was CASE'D from here on splitcoast stampers (the stamper also has a great blog) using a retiring stamp set that I love called Just Like You. It is the stamp set that helps out the Ronald Mcdonald Charities, which is such a great cause! Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: just like you, all holiday
CS: taken with teal, pumpkin pie, rose red, old olive, bali breeze DSP, white
Ink: rose red, taken with teal, su markers
other: pumpkin striped grosgrain, large & small oval punches, stampin dimensionals

Thursday, July 24, 2008

card of the day

Hello stampers! I am here to share another camp project, I think this one was from May - can't remember. Anway...I watched the tutorial on stamping school but I am sure there are some patterns out there on the web or on splitcoast stampers too. It is called a trophy card. When you pull on the top flap it folds into a card on a stand. Isn't it the cutest!? Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: bugs and kisses
CS: purely pomegranate, river rock, w white
Ink: wild wasabi, purely pomegranate, river rock
Other: boho blossoms punch, brads, designer label punch

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Card of the Day

Hello stampers! Just a quick post to share a June Camp Project. I found this idea on Stamping School and couldn't wait to get the hostess set to make it! It is a slider card and the monkey goes up and down on the slider. My 3 year old loves playing with this card! I did a little paper piecing on the parachute instead of coloring it in - you girls know how much I hate watercoloring! Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: older and wiser (hostess)
CS: real red, old olive, bashful blue, w white, summer picnic DSP
Ink: brilliant blue, black stazon