Monday, December 2, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Christmas Banner

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Season of Style for Photo a Day

Each holiday season I get so many beautiful photo cards from friends and family. This year I plan to use this album to preserve those memories. It would also be perfect for taking a photo a day or photo a week project. If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator please consider ordering online from me at Happy Fall!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Easily Create Holiday Bows!

I would be so happy if you would choose me as your demonstrator on your next online order!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Fine Feathers Fall Swap

The Fine Feathers stamp set has to be my favorite right now. I made this card for a Fall Swap using the Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper in the background with a color combo of Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar and Soft Sky.  The Happy Thanksgiving sentiment is from the Tags 4 You set in the Holiday Catalog. Happy Fall!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013

Creating Pretty Cards Sketch Challenge #24

I'm the sketch designer this month for the Creating Pretty Cards Sketch Challenge #24 over at Craft Project Central. You can download a free tutorial for the inspiration card which includes a list of all of the supplies that I used to make this card. For every ten cards submitted, CPC will pick one winner of a free month subscription to Craft Project Central.  The winner(s) will get to select the month of their choice. If the project designers submit a card for your inspiration this month, they won’t be in the winner random-selection pool, but their cards will count toward the "for every 10 cards submitted winner total".  Check out all the great projects this month at Craft Project Central. 

The digital sample card was created with My Digital Studio.  Check it out here and try it free for 30 days:

Saturday, June 1, 2013

"You're the Man!" Blog Hop

Welcome to the You're the Man Blog Hop. Have fun hopping all the way through with our creative group of cyber friends. "We Create" on the first of every month using Stampin' Up! Products and accessories.
Supply List:
Stamps: By the Seashore, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Epic Day This and That, April's Paper Pumpkin Kit
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Punches:  Word Window Punch, Decorative Label Punch
Accessories:  Linen Thread
Sneak Peek!  This card will be featured on Craft Project Central's Creating Pretty Cards Sketch Challenge this month. I'd love to see you play along! Check back next week for a tutorial and a complete list of supplies.  Notice how I used the same layout on both cards. Thanks for hopping with us!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Paper Pumpkin Palooza

Welcome Kit - Features Hey There Stamp Set
April Kit - Features Seriously Stamp Set

I create every month with my Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin kit of the month.  It's a papercraft kit, created by Stampin' Up! that's delivered to your home each month.  Do you need a creativity escape, but you are short on time? This is the kit for you. It comes with all of the precut paper, stamps, ink and accessories that you need to complete four cards.  If you don't want to think about it, you can create all of the cards exactly the same, or you can use the papers for scrapbooking, mini albums, etc.  Just sign up here:

Thursday, May 23, 2013

All Dressed Up

Don't you love the cardigan! Cased from the talented Paula Wright. Stamp set: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Polka Dot Parade DSP.

Made with the Card Base & Dress Form Pop 'n Cuts. Stamp set: Feel Goods.
Stamp Set: All Dressed Up and Dress Up Framelits Dies.
We are making these cards at Stamp Club using a few retiring colors: River Rock, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red and Baja Breeze. You can purchase the All Dressed Up Stamp Set and Dress Up Framelits Dies as a bundle and save 15% through May 31st. Order online at If you'd like to help my hostess, please use Hostess Code 6DVQUANA by May 25 at 8am.  Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Devastating Tornadoes in Oklahoma

Photo by Tim Kilkenny
We've had severe weather and tornadoes in Oklahoma this past week. My husband took this photo on Sunday when he was caught 2 miles away from the tornado that touched down in Edmond, OK.  Our family is safe. However, a devastating F5 tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma yesterday afternoon totally wiping out neighborhoods and schools. Oklahoma needs your prayers and help. 


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Scrapbooking the Pages That Matter Most

I had the opportunity to take an online class from in exchange for a review on my blog.  DailyCraftTV offers online crafting instruction in quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking and papercrafting.  I chose the class, 50 Moments: Scrapbook the Pages That Matter Most by Lisa Bearnson.  The video was about an hour and 15 minutes long and was a companion video to her book published in 2008.  This video was part of The Essential Scrapbook Video Collection from Creating Keepsakes. I've had Lisa Bearnson's book for quite sometime and hadn't looked at it in a while.  The DailyCraftTV video gave me a creative lift and motivated me to think about those moments that indeed do matter most in our lives. I found the class interesting and refreshing. It's a great way to jump start your creativity and an excellent platform for beginners who don't know where to start. 

The video outlines a few of the chapters or "moments" mentioned in the book and is narrated by Lisa Bearnson herself. One of my favorite parts of the video was Lisa's last tip regarding "home". She prompts you,  "To recall the places you've called home, to remember warm memories of what home means to you."  I took the following prompts to create the layout below in my Epic Day This and That journal from Stampin' Up! I used the following journal prompts:  What do you love best about your home? How have you made it a cozy place to live? Write about some of the different places you've lived over the years.  Which place felt most like home to you?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Creating Pretty Cards Sketch Challenge #23

My friend Julie is the guest designer this month at Craft Project Central and she created this month's sketch challenge. My card features a sneak peek of the Quatrefancy Specialty paper featured in the new catalog. It has a coordinating punch called Mosaic and a coordinating embossing folder called Modern Mosaic. I used a returning stamp set, Sassy Salutations and stamped on a Window Sheet with black Stazon.  I used four tiny drops of Crystal Effects in each corner of the Window Sheet to glue it down. 
You should play along and you could win a free month's subscription to Craft Project Central.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Goodbye Watercolor Wonder Crayons

Here's a fun technique I learned in an online class called, Get Artsy, over at Big Picture Classes. The class encourages you to use supplies you have on hand, rather than purchasing all new ones. For this technique I used a 12 x 12 piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock.  I sewed a 9" x 12" piece of Mixed Media paper on to the card stock. I painted over the entire page with White Gesso. Then I colored and scribbled random patches of colors with Watercolor Wonder Crayons (which are retiring and only available while supplies last from Stampin' Up!)  I had these on hand so I used them in place of Gelatos. I used a spray bottle to mist the areas of color and blended them with my fingers.  When I had the colors where I wanted them I placed a stencil over the page and "erased" the color with a baby wipe in the area of the stenciled image.  The Gesso allows the color to be easily removed and it seals the page so that it doesn't tear when wiping.  You can purchase Watercolor Wonder Crayons while supplies last at   

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the May Day Blog Hop. Have fun hopping all the way through with our little group of cyber friends. "We Create" on the first of every month using Stampin' Up! Products and accessories.  

When I was a little girl we celebrated May Day (May 1st) by hanging a small basket or cone of freshly picked flowers on a friend's doorknob.  We would ring the doorbell and run off, leaving a secret surprise bouquet full of dandelions, buttercups and anything else we could find. This fond memory inspired these May Day projects in Daffodil Delight and Basic Gray. 

Stamps: Hey There (only available through Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit), Simply Serif Mini Alphabet, Itty Bitties
Paper:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
Punches: 1-1/4" Scallop, 7/8" Scallop, Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly, Petite Pennants Builder, 1/2" Circle, Itty Bitty Shapes, Blossom Punch
Accessories: Square Envelopes, Creped Filter Paper, Basic Pearls, Natural 7/8" Cotton Ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Sponge Dauber, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Glue Dots, Two Way Glue Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot and Petal Cone Bigz L Die, Essentials Designer Fabric (Daffodil Delight Chevron Pattern)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Doc McStuffin's Gift Ensemble

Created by Niki for Craft Project Central.
Giving a birthday gift to a little one, or know of a little one who is feeling a under the weather?  Doc McStuffin’s is here to help! Create these simple "Doc" inspired creations for your little cutie for party favors or as get well gifts.  Just subscribe to Craft Project Central for the step by step tutorial.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Car Coupon Keeper and Emergency Cards

Created by Chris for Craft Project Central.
This Car Coupon Keeper with a stash of emergency cards, is a must for every woman’s car!  The Coupon Keeper has four pockets for coupons, a pad of paper with a pretty matching pen, and a large clip that holds everything together.  The keeper also has four beautiful cards with envelopes that are neatly tucked inside for those times that you need a card at the last minute.  Just subscribe to Craft Project Central this month for the tutorial.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Retiring Stamps & Accessories

Stampin' Up's new catalog comes out May 31, 2013. Every year select products and accessories retire to make way for new and trendy products. Retiring stamp sets are available until June 3rd. The retiring accessories are on a first come first serve basis starting today.  The good news is that some are on sale! To see the list of retired products please visit my online store today:

Carryover Christmas & Jewish Celebrations Stamp Sets

  • Evergreen Stamp Set (available in French)
  • Greetings of the Season Stamp Set (available in French)
  • Jewish Celebrations Stamp Set
  • More Merry Messages Stamp Set (available in French)
  • Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set
  • Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set (available in French and Spanish)
These sets will still be available during the 2013-2014 catalog year. They will NOT be featured in the catalog, but will be available in my online store

Monday, April 22, 2013

Floral Scrapbook Wall Hanging

Created by Christy for Craft Project Central.
This is a 10" x 10" scrapbook page inserted into a shadow box. This beautiful project tutorial is available at Craft Project Central this month.

Baby Gift Pail and Coordinating Thank You Notes

Created by Heidi for Craft Project Central.
This adorable whale set makes the perfect wrapping for any baby shower! The neutral colors are perfect for a boy or a girl!  Add a special gift inside and you are ready to go.  The tutorial is available at Craft Project Central this month.  

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Portable Storage for Embossing Folders and Framelits

Created by Kris for Craft Project Central.
If you love attending crops and retreats or need a way to transport your embossing folders and Framelits to workshops, this is the project for you!  This portable storage Folder takes up little room and will help you to be organized and take more supplies with you!  You’ll be able to store 12 embossing folders and 12 sets of Framelits in this one little folder. Get the instructions by subscribing to Craft Project Central this month!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Owl Box and Card Set

Created by Amanda for Craft Project Central.

Do you have a friend(s) that loves owls or need a fun and funky gift set in a hurry? This Owl Box with six different card designs and matching envelopes is bright enough to cheer up anyone’s day! Make it for yourself or as a fun gift. Subscribe to Craft Project Central today for the tutorial.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Print Poetry Family Canvas & Card

Created by Leena for Craft Project Central.
Treasured family memories will be beautifully displayed on this vintage-style canvas! With space for three photos, this lovely piece is a beautiful gift for Mother’s Day or to keep and display in your own home. For the step-by-step tutorial, just subscribe to Craft Project Central.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Tea for Two Desk Set

Created by Regina for Craft Project Central.
There are some things that every desk needs, and they definitely should look good!  Look closely.  This desk set includes a postage stamp dispenser - a postage stamp dispenserGenius! Also, a tissue box, and a gorgeous frame that can be used for a photo, favorite quote, or a calendar!  Use your favorite designer series paper collection to create the items in this desk set!  These three items are so easy to make that you will probably look forward to making a set for each season!  Great for a class or club project as well! Just subscribe to Craft Project Central for the instructions.

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