There are no mistakes only opportunities for embellishments!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Rag Bag Bonanza!

I saw these wonderful bags made and couldn't help myself! I have kinda gone nuts on them. the base shape is the Scallop Square Stampin' Up! Clear Bigz Die (115950, 21.95) I have certainly gotten my money worth from this one! We did this bag as a class for Super Saturday and I have others clamoring for another class which I will be scheduling shortly.
I am still playing with my options of style and size...I have made 3x3, 3x2, 2x2 and a bitty pocket that is just 2x1 and fits all my fitting tools in it when I go for a sewing consult or fitting. Having lots of fun with it and have more to make but here are a few I have made. I have kits available so you can make your very own for $15...ask me what colors I have available.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

apple tree

How simply cute! and yes I so say so myself. Primary Colors simple tree... and a greeting we can all use time and again.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Matchbook Card Set

I am having a little fun with my favorite new Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper "Newsprint" I am pretty sure I could use this paper on every project I do for a year and wouldn't get sick of it! So cool and versatile.
These great little sets are being featured in my next class as well as in my August workshops...schedule yours today so you don't miss out!

My sister in stamping always has such wonderful ideas I used her card holder tutorial for the matchbook card holder...thanks Becky!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Last Chance Lists Are In!

There are some big changes a comin' so if you are an SU fan and you have a favorite color you might want to check this list VERY Carefully! There is color Renovation afoot and it will be in effect on July 1st so stock up on your favorite Card stock and ribbons while you can. And don't forget to take a peek at the stamp sets that are bidding us a fond farewell.

Stamp Sets

Accessories...includes all retiring colors!

Contact me for any questions or to place an order. You may also order online on my website...

I will be posting more crafties very very soon...let me get past tomorrow! :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Spring Cleaning

I am clearing out my crafty overflow. Hopefully you will find something to fit your needs. I will be updating this as they go and may be adding to it as well so check back in from time to time. :)
I do have pics of everything and am happy to email extra pics as they are requested.

These stamps sets are for the most part lightly used and very well treated. They are all Retired and no longer availible threw Stampin' Up!

All sets are 50% off ---OBO!!!

A Little Bit of Happiness org.
Big Blossom org. 17.95
By Ones & Twos org. 22.50
Carte Postale org. 22.95
Classic Backgrounds org. 15.95
Hebrew Holidays org. 24.95
Homemade with Love org. 11.95

Organic Grace org. 10.95
Peaceful Wishes org. 23.95
Pocket Full of Posies org. 10.95
Polka Dot Punches org. 17.95
Say It With Scallops org. 17.95
Seeing Spots org. 15.95
Serene Snoflakes org.
Sew Seasonal org. 24.95
Simple Snowman org. 22.95
Yule Bits & Borders org.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Goodies to Go

This lovely little treat holder is a great gift. The paper container is made to hold from soup to frozen items like ice cream but can just as easily tote cookies or even a manicure kit. Fun and simple project to make the day of anyone you want to bring a special treat to.

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Scrappin' the Love!

These are my in-laws on their V-Day getway with friends.
I used my Digital Studio! to create this page. I can't even tell you how much I am enjoying the digital scrapbooking. So simple or not...depends on my mood and how far I want to go with a page. Use a ready made template and snap in my photos or like this page just run with it and have a good time. I love that I can start a page and flip flop on color and pattern and design without tapping my card stock supply! I can come back to it days later in a different mood and it can make all the difference in the outcome. For me it really takes the pressure off of making the best page for posterity sake! Do you ever feel that pressure when you sit down to work on a page? Well maybe it is just me but really I feel a since of freedom with digital and then I can make a hard copy in any size I want and make as many copies as I it for a book or a calender project later. Okay so I am just really enjoying the versatility of using my Digital Studio! I am converted! But don't even try to take my cardstock and ribbons away from me!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Faux Suede and Ruffles

So I figure it can only go uphill from here right! There must be a first if you are going to post video tutorials right?
This is a simple little card that can be dolled up with extra embellishment and a sentiment.
For this card I used...
Kraft Cardstock - 4.25 x 11, scored at 5.5"
Chocolate Chip Cardstock - 4.25" x 2.5"
Regal Rose Card Stock 1.25" strip
En Frances background stamp
Rose Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Birthday Bonanza #2

These cute little guys are card #2 for the Birthday Bonanza Class. If purchased individually (outside the kit) they are 2/$1.

Out of the Box (115342, level 1 hostess set)
Close to Cocoa - Card Stock (107101, 12x12)
Chocolate Chip - Classic Stampin' Pad (100908) & 5/8" grosgrain ribbon (109051)
Whisper White - Card Stock (100730)
Scallop Circle punch (109043)
1 1/4" Circle punch (104403)
Stampin' Demensionals (104430)
Designer Series Paper and coordinating Card Stock

Birthday Bonanza #3

This is Card #3 in the Birthday Bonanza Class. Kit for this card is $1 if purchased individually.

Garden Greetings Stamp Set
Melon Mambo - Card stock (115320), Polka Dot Ribbon (115611) & Stamp and Write Marker
Basic Black - Card stock (102851) & Stamp and Write Marker (100082)
Whisper white - Card stock (100730) & embossing powder (109132)
Versa Mark stamp pad (102283)
Scallop Trim Border punch (118402)
Stampin' Demensionals (104430)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine Overload

I have been helping my kids make there own Valentines as well as planing a Valentine to teach my 2nd graders class. This is the cone I will be teaching the class. I love the simplicity and pop up is always a bonus! right?
Colors... basic black, Real Red and Whisper White
Measurements...4.25 x 4.25 when closed therefore...4.25 x 8.5 prefolded

Thursday, January 28, 2010

First Day of School

I am soo behind on all my albums that I am excited to play with this great new Stampin' Up software My Digital Studio. This page was so fast and easy using the designer pre-made layout. I picked the pictures and put the pictures into place and page done. At this rate I will be caught up in no time. :) I can't wait to play with all of the fun features and design more of my very own pages. I sent mine off to Costco to be printed in an hour :) I'll let you know what I think.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


This cute triangle box can fit a sweet little treat. It is part of my January workshop. As for supplies...Chocolate Chip Card Stock, Naturals Card Stock, Rose Red DSP and double stitched ribbon. I used the new embossing folder from Stampin' Up that might just be my favorite bang for the buck!

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year Here I Come!

As I am sure we all do...or at least I would like to hope I am not the only one... I am evaluating how I did on my last years goals and planing out my new years goals. As for last year I named it my year of no excuses. I set out to loose weight and enter more of the Stampin' Up Demonstrator contests. These are the results....I have lost 47 pounds and dropped 5 dress sizes, I am not quite to were I want to be but I would defiantly count that as a successfully accomplished goal. I entered a total of 3 contests this year with Stampin' Up! Won one got honorable mention in another, pretty good and once again I would count it as a large success especially since my projects were featured on the Demonstrator Website with my name on them as well as in our monthly demonstrator website!

All right so on to our new year...2010! Here are my main objectives...

Keep up on my blog
Post my first ever video tutorial!
Enter more contests...Stampin' Up! and other contests...if you hear of one let me know!
I will keep on my weight loss goal always a good one.

I think keeping my goals simple and not setting too many I should be able to stick to it.