Friday, November 12, 2010

Paper Flowers

I am so excited about this new paper flower! This is made from the SU scalloped punch!  Can't wait to start experimenting with paper flowers on cards and scrapbooks pages! Stay tuned for more fun Paper flowers!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Be Thankful

I Love Thanksgiving! It's the one holiday these days that my whole family is together! I cherish family time!
There is so much to be thankful for!  So Today is the 8th day of November and I will give 8 reasons why today I am so thankful

1. That I have a loving supportive husband  
2. I have two healthy, beautiful, wild & crazy kids
3. I may complain about my house (and that I don't have a craft room) but I am thankful that I have a roof over my head!
4. Thankful for medical insurance, especially days like today when both my daughter and I needed to be seen.
5. Thankful for the opportunity to be able stay home and raise my children
6. Thankful for all my friendships ~past and present! I always think of the quote not sure who said it but "Friends are the Family that you pick!"
7. Thankful for a close friend who is mentoring/discipling me and growing me in my Faith!
8. Thankful for my parents that they have been such a good example to me and Pat. My sister who calls me daily just because! THESE ARE THE THINGS I AM GRATEFUL AND WILL CHERISH ALWAYS!

Happy Birthday!

My birthday card box has been depleted so I needed to come up with some more. I thought this card was fun. I love the colors and I had fun breaking out my Stampin Up Water Color Wonder Crayons to make each cake a special one!:)

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas!

I can't believe that Christmas is right around the corner!  I was at the mall this weekend and it totally got me in the Christmas spirit. Most all stores were decorated, Christmas music was being played and the stores were filled with lots of people!
I came home and immediately wanted to start working on Christmas cards! So here is one of the ones that I came up with! The colors didn't photograph very well. I used a red, old olive green and bashful blue paper. I wanted to go for a "Vintage Santa Look" I absolutely love the new Glass Glitter that can be found on pg 21 of the Holiday Mini Catalog!
Well this will probably be one of mini holiday cards that I post! Hope this inspires you to start working on your holiday cards now! It's only 22 days till Dec. 1!!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Christmas Mini Card

This Christmas Mini Card was made at my last party! I love this tag stamp set! I plan on making all hand made tags for my presents/packages this year! This sweet card is stamped on the inside "Even the naughty deserve something nice!"  Can't believe Christmas is right around the corner!  Keep on the look out for more holiday cards being posted!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Owl Thank You Card

At my Stampin Up party last week we made this adorable owl card! You can't tell but the pink is embossed! I think it turned out very sweet. I love this owl punch!
Hope you all have a great weekend. Now off to do more crafting!:)

Spooky Cards!

Halloween is turning out to be one of my favorite holidays! I sort of feel like a kid again, and I love the dress-up part of Halloween! While the kids were at School the other day I whipped these two cards up and made several of each one! I can't wait to send them to my nephews and nieces!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Here is my Christmas Card from Last year! Just realized that I never posted it!
I loved this stamp set from the holiday mini catalog last year and was excited to see it in the 2010-2011 Stampin Up Catalog and Idea book! It's a great set to use for cards, scrap-book pages or to make tags for presents! I also love that it has the matching punch! I wish every stamp set would have a matching punch so cutting would not be necessary!!

Here are the items I used:
Paper: Old Olive Paper, Whisper White Paper
Stamp Set: Delightful Decorations
Stamp Wheel: Sparkle & Shine
Ink:Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Vintage Violet
Punches:Ornament Extra-Large
Accessories: White gross grain ribbon, Silver Elastic Ribbon & Dazzling Diamond Glitter

I can't wait to start making this years x-mas card! With a growing list I am starting October 1st!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

2010 Mini Holiday Catalog!

It's here and I am sooooo excited! This new Holiday Mini Catalog is Aaaaamazing! Brand new punches, Fabric, new glitters, diecuts for the big shot and so much more!  Send me a email @
 if you would like me to send you a catalog or you can also view it online here!

I can't wait for the holidays to get here!

Free Craft Tote Promotion!

Don't let this tote-ally awesome opportunity pass you by!

September 1 through October 18, receive a FREE craft tote--a $39.95 value--when you join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator!

Imagine sharing your love of Stampin' Up! with this stylish and practical tote, patterned after our Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper and large enough to carry 12" x 12" card stock and a Paper Cutter, as well as punches, ink pads, and accessories. And with two Starter Kits* to choose from--Standard and Digital+--at a new lower price, there's never been a better time to join the Stampin' Up! family.

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*Sample Starter Kit contents pictured in tote

Saturday, August 7, 2010

February 6x6 Calendar

Here is February's 6x6 calendar page. Couple more months to go and it will all be put together. These are going to make a great Christmas gift!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

12x12 Scrapbook/ Invitation

My mom just retired this last week and my sister and I wanted to make her a special invation that she would be able to keep forever. My sister made her a poem and I scrapbooked it onto a 12x12 scrapbook page. I thought that maybe she will want to frame or place it in a shadow box! Sorry the pictures aren't very well. I took them with my phone camera and in the car on my way to my mom's work on her last day.
Here is the poem that my sister wrote:

A True Fairytale

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away,
There lived a lady who was beautiful and worked hard every day.

She worked at a bank, showing what she could do,
Keeping the customers happy, was what she knew.

She got up every morning, got ready to go,
Knowing her day would be filled with numbers to show.

She had two daughters that were demanding and fussed,
Always wanting something, everything a must.

So, she looked in their eyes and would continue to work,
Giving what she never hd, was all it was worth.

And even though the days turned into years and they got very long,
She always buckled down with her heels hurring,never missing her daughter to sing a song.

Finally, the day came, when she would count no more,
She would stay home with her Harvey, and the world they would explore.

No more daughters to support, all the wedding had been had
Just time with the grandkids, a time to be glad.

The customers would cry, as banking would never be the same,
A friendly fact they would miss, oh, what a shame.

But her family is happy and celebrating for sure,
Saying a big THANK YOU that is noting but pure!

So goodbye to the long days, that took all her years
Hello to the happy times... the GOLDDEN YEARS!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Hawaiian Style

I absolutely adore this stamp set from Stampin Up. It's called Tropical Party (118515) It's in the Summer mini catalog and it will only be available until August 31st. I think the possibilities are endless with this set! I can't wait to make some scrapbook pages also with this set!

So Exciting! I now have a BUY NOW button! Woohoo! So exciting! Look for more items soon for sale on my blog!

Calendar Class

I am currently holding a Calendar Class, last night we did two pages and two greeting cards. The Hawaiian themed one will be used for the month of August and the School themed one will be used obviously for September. They will be placed in the Stampin Up Days-To-Remember Calendar ($9.95), the best part when the year is over you can rip out your scrapbook pages and place them into a 6x6 scrapbook! If anyone is interested in attending the next party please comment below and I would love to invite you! I plan on having a few more classes so that we will have a 12 month calendar done by November to give as gifts for Christmas!

Friday, July 2, 2010

2010-2011 Stampin Up Catalog

The 2010-2011 Stampin Up catalog is available! There are so many new amazing products! I should have my catalogs by next week! Please email me if you would like one. You can also view the catalog on line at:
I also have a Stampin Up website so you are more than welcome to shop on line at:

Happy Scrapping & Stamping!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Strawberry Freezer Jam

The Local Farms had a bunch of delicious Strawberries! This was our second flat this week!
Mashed up strawberries and lots of sugar

End product! First time making freezer jam! Can't wait to try it on toast in the morning!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Rhubard Dream Dessert

Yesterday we headed to a local farm and picked up some fresh Strawberries, Raspberries and Rhubarb. I have never baked with Rhubarb before and wanted to try. The lady at the farm handed me the recipe for this dessert and I thought it was so yummy specially warm with vanilla ice-cream on top! Here is the recipe!

1 cup sifted flour
5 Tablespoons powder sugar
1/2 cup soft butter or substitute
Mix together press into an 8"x8" pan. Cook at 350 for 15 min

2 beaten eggs
1-1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoons if wanted salt
2 cups finely chopped rhubarb
Mix together and spoon onto per cooked base. Cook at 350 for 1 hour


Monday, June 14, 2010

Brownie Treat!

A local new bakery makes these brownie lollipops with sprinkles and my kids just love them! So Ethan has requested them to take to school for his birthday snack day! Instead of going to the bakery and buying them (I think that they are about $1.00/a piece) I made these cute treats in Ethan's class for $0.78 (and I was able to make 22 of them)! I already had the lollipop sticks, bags, tag punches and stamps! Hope the kids enjoy them this afternoon!

If you would like to know how I made these!
  • I used a boxed brownie mix Betty Crocker (I found this box for 0.78 at Winco Foods
  • Baked them in a small muffin tray for 20 mins @ 350
  • I let them cool for about an hour, the second batch I did was at 11:00 pm so to speed the cooling process up I placed them in the fridge for 10 minutes!
  • I then double boiled a bag of Chocolate Chips
  • Dipped the bottom of the muffin into the melted chocolate
  • Dipped in a bowl full of sprinkles.
  • I placed them in the fridge over night
  • Next morning placed the lollipop sticks in them (I used Wilton Lollipop sticks)
  • Placed them in the treat bags. (I used the 4"x6" treat bags found @ Michael's)
  • Added the cute tag that I stamped and used a twist tie to close it!

Simple and inexpensive!

Friday, June 11, 2010

and the Winner is.....

Congratulations to Carolyn Williams the winner of a set of 12 homemade greeting cards! I will get them out to you next week!
Stay tuned for more cards on display & contest in the future!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Shop Now!

I have re-signed up for a Stampin Up Website so if you would like to put in a order you can now do that online on my website.

Woohoo! Here is to Happy Stamping!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Magnetic Board & Magnets

I made two of these to give to my daughters Pre-School Teachers!
I cut out Scrap-book paper to fit the size of the metal sheet. I then placed modge-podge on the metal and adhered my scrapbook paper. I used Stickers that I had that coordinated with the paper and then added the ribbon handle. The magnets where made with marbles, a 1" circle punch, stickers and a hot glue gun! Super fast, super simple and Cute!

Handmade Card Giveaway!

I am so excited to be hosting my very first handmade card giveaway! The winner of this giveaway will receive a set of 12 handmade cards from my collection. So wanna know how you can win?

1) Leave a comment below
2) Become a follower of my blog!
**must do both!***

On entry per person! I will be picking the winner a week from today 6/11/2010!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Party Ideas

I wish my nice camera was back from re-pair. These pictures taken with my point and shoot camera just don't do these party favors justice