Friday, October 7, 2011

Gearing up for bazaar season

It's that time of year again! Yup, that's right folks, Christmas is a comin'. This year times are tough for many. One way to make those pennies stretch a little farther is to make your own gifts. (or you could buy things from me at a craft sale and just say you made them! j/k lol)

This is one of the little things I am making to sell but they are also really simple and easy to do yourself!

This note pad holder is made using a SU! clear mount case. You get 4 of these for $5.95 making this project easy on the pocketbook too! I bought a bunch of Jr. Legal pads from my local office supply store and for about $3 they cut down all 12 of them to 6 inches long. I just replaces the label at the top with patterned paper. After decorating the insert I just slid it in and voila! 

I first saw this idea on the Chic N Scratch blog with Angie Kennedy but I've seen them all over. I think one of the ideas that I saw was to put a make it Christmas themes and put a little pocket on the inside cover to hold receipts. Great way even through out the year to keep track of gifts. :)

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!! 

Keep the paper cuttin'!


Don't forget to leave some love if you feel the love!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sharing in a nation's sorrow

Today is one of "those days". A day that we as Americans will never forget. Much like the attack on Pearl Harbor and Pres. Kennedy being assassinated people know just where they were and what they were doing. Those things are ingrained in us. 

Today I wanted to share a card that I made last night after watching one of the many specials that are being aired. I felt like I needed to do something with all the hurt that I was feeling. It's a simple card but I couldn't see through the tears to do much more.

I pray for those that lost a loved one that day and for the first responders who continue to be effected daily with chronic health issues. God bless America.   

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Has anyone noticed that "3D" isn't what it used to be? I remember seeing Captain Eoh (have no idea how that's spelled) at Disney and being amazed by the 3D action. We were all ducking side to side so as not to get hit with imagined debris. Good times I tell ya! Not so much now. I just don't understand it. Why the giant step back?

Well my 3D projects won't make you bob and weave, but will hopefully make you squeal with delight! I know I did!

First I have a pillow box candy holder with a halloween theme.

All product Stampin' Up!
cardstock: Basic Black pg. 180 ib&c
Designer Series Paper: Frightful Sight pg. 185 ib&c
Ribbon: Basic Gray 5/8" Satin, Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding pg 195 ib&c
Accessories: Scallop Square punch pg 210 ib&c, Pillow Box Die pg. 223 ib&c

Next is something that I just love to death! I am a huge reader and my biggest wish is that my son will love it as much as I do. In order to foster this I decided to make something fun for him. He just started Kindergarten this week and one of the things they do at his school is have the entire school read the same book on the same schedule. I think this is a fantastic idea so I decided to make these for his whole class. 

I have been seeing these bookmarks all over the internet so this is definitely a cased project but I decided to make up a little poem to go with it. "I am a happy book monster. I like to see how much you read. Don't leave me in one place too long, or I might have to feed!" I thought it was pretty clever. ;)

All product Stampin! Up!
Cardstock: Lucky Limeade, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Whisper White and Basic Black pgs176-180 ib&c
Designer Series Paper Stack 2011-2013 in-color Lucky Limeade pg 186 ib&c
Ribbon: Old Olive 1/4" grosgrain  
Accessories: 1/2", 3/4" and 1 1/4" circle punches pg. 212 ib&c, Scallop Edge Border punch pg 211 ib&c

So there ya have it!
Don't forget to leave some love if you feel the love!

Keep the paper cuttin',

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Paint chip fun

All over the internet lately I've been noticing all the fun people have been having with the free paint chip samples you can get at home improvement stores. A couple years ago I made these cute Easter cards for a swap I was doing. It was so much fun making these! Guess I was ahead of my time! hee Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Get them while you can!!

It's that time again! Time to make room for all the new goodies! (and from the sneak peek we demos got it's gonna be good!)

Stampin' Up! last chance stamps and definitively decorative products from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog will only be available through June 30.

Last chance accessories will only be available while supplies last and sell out quickly

Be sure to order your favorites now!

You can see all the items on the lists here on my store site.

Here are te PDF lists:

What's a post without a picture of a card eh? Here's a couple of cards I have made using the soon to be retired set Lots of Bots. I love this set.

 This one actually won 1st prize at the county fair!!

Just a little note card.
I loved the idea of tearing the 'code' to make the error. ;)

Anyway! Sorry I've been so MIA. Hope to be back at it soon.

Don't forget to leave some love if you feel the love!

Keep the paper cuttin',


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sale A Bration Baby!

It's that time of year again!! That's right! Sale A Bration!

Sale-a-bration is, by far, Stampin' Up's biggest promotion of the year!

Sale-a-bration runs from January 25th through March 31st.

Here's how it works:

- as a customer, for every $50 of your order, you get to choose ONE Sale-a-bration item for FREE from the Sale-a-bration brochure.

- as a workshop hostess, for every $300 of your workshop's sales, you to choose ONE Sale-a-bration item for FREE from the Sale-a-bration brochure.

- if you sign up to be a demonstrator during Sale-a-bration, the Starter Kit (your choice of Standard or Digital Plus) is only $148 (on sale for 15% off) and you receive a FREE product bundle valued at approximately $50.00! Such an awesome deal!!

The FREE product bundle includes:
- the Color Coach (an awesome tool to help you put together colors for your projects)
- a Simply Sent Kit (of your choice)
- any Simply Sent stamp set (valued at $12.95 or lower)
- a punch of your choice (valued up to $17.95)

What's are the FREE Sale-a-bration items you ask? Stampin' Up! has a Sale-a-bration brochure jam-packed with products you can earn for FREE. This year there's stamp sets, MDS downloads, Decor Elements, paper packs and a ribbon and button bundles. If those aren't to your liking, check out the last page of the brochure. There are stamp sets from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog you can choose instead. Just make sure to use the special item numbers to get them for FREE!!!

Seriously!?!? Is this not the most exciting thing ever?!? Okay may not ever but it's pretty dog gone sweet!

To place your Sale-a-bration order, you can either email me your order or you can place your order through my ONLINE STORE. If you are placing an online order, you must enter your Sale-a-bration freebies prior to checking out. If you are having troubles entering them, just give me a holler so I can help you out. 

Bummed because you would like to have a workshop but don't live in my area? No problem! If you are interested in hosting a workshop (either local or long distance), just send me an email to learn more! Sale-a-bration is the best time to be a hostess because you get to earn even more FREE products!!!

Finally, if you're thinking about becoming a demonstrator, I would love to have you join my team. Right now is really one of the best times to do it with that fantastic discount and FREE products!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Whole lotta stampin' goin' on!

Hey there!

I've made a few cards since we last chatted. Thought I would share them real quick like.

Well it's really late/early so I'm going to head to bed and all in all the recipes in the morning. :) See ya then!