Saturday, October 3, 2009

Deals of the Week is BACK!

Ok so I was back, but then evidently I disappeared. My goal for this month is to post more than once.

Anyways, because Stampin' UP is so wonderful, they have brought back deals of the week. No I didnt make a spelling error. I really mean deals. This week there are 3 and they are all punches. Which is awesome because you can do SOOOO many things with them. You have until October 12th at 9:00am to place your order at the discounted price. Remember to check out my store every monday starting the 12th to see what the new deals are.

Here are this weeks deals:
Page Description Reg Price Sale Price

186 Tri-flower punch $15.95 $10.99

187 5 petal flower punch $15.95 $10.99

187 My Way Punch $15.95 $11.99

You can order these punches through my online store, by phone, by emailing me or hosting a class or workshop.

If you stop on over to my store youll also notice something new. We now have a clearance section that has retired items at discounted prices. Check back often though because the sale items are only available while supplies last. The only place you can order these items are from my store, I have no way of ordering these for you. If you need help ordering online dont hesitate to call or email me and I will help you.

And theres more...... This month the new My Digital Studio is available for you to order. This software is Amazing. It brings all of Stampin Ups products to you digitally. From October 1st through November 30th you can get MDS for %50 off by hosting a $400 workshop with me. Plus you can get any item from the holiday mini for just $10 with a workshop totally $250. This is an awesome deal! There are TONS of new things in the mini.
Ok so thats it for today.... I think Ive made up for not posting in a month.
Its a rainy day so get in there and stamp!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Im Back!

I havent posted since July...which Im sure you can tell if you looked at the last date. I have been really busy photographing weddings and editing them and everything else that has seemed to pop up. So, Im back. Guess I should update you with the current stuff going on in SU.
First, the holiday mini. There are sooo many fabulous things in here, I dont even know where to start. SU has teamed up with Build-a-bear to offer BAB dies for the bigshot. They have cute little outfits, coordinating papers, and stamp sets.
We also have our simply adorned collection. It includes locket charms in three different sizes, chains to go with, and a magnetic gift box to put it in. They are absolutely darling.
Then theres the sweet treat cups. They are cups that you attatch to your cards or other projects that can be filled with whatever you want. They are roughly the size of a peppermint patty. I have seen soooo many great things done with these cups, Im already obsessed. You can even order a coordinating stamp set to go with them.
Last but not least, My digital studio. MDS has SUs exclusive images, papers, and embellishments all digitally. For those of you that arent into traditional scrapbooking, this is for you. You can also creat cards, and any other project you can think of.
Well thats it for now. Ive been at this computer alll morning and have stuff to do. Hopefully later I will be back to update you with the promotions going on right now.
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Deal of the Week

It's here already. The final Deal of the week. This month went rediculously fast! The final Deal of the Week is the heart to heart punch. You have until Friday to get this punch 30% off! To order this punch head on over to my website. Be sure to check out all the other great items Stampin' UP! offers while your over there. Or, if you dont want to order online, just give me a call or shoot me an email and I will get you taken care of.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Mr. and Mrs, Potato Head

I just had to post this. Yesterday Yankee Candle had a kids day. They had Mr. and Mrs. Potato head, Bumble Bee from the Transformers, Mr. Play doh, My Little Pony, and I heard a rumor that the Monopoly guy was there, but we didnt see him. They had all kinds of things for the kids to do. They had twister, giant jenga, potato sack races, and a pre school center where there was gator gulf, limbo and elefun (the game where the elephant blows out butterflies and the kids try to catch them in nets). They also had candle dipping, wax works where you could dip your hand in the wax and make a sculpture and you could also make your own jar candle. Then they had this puzzle machine where they took your picture and inserted it into a scence of your choice and it made a puzzle of it. The boys each got spongebob, it was super cute. The boys had a blast and were really well behaved!

Hopefully today or tomorrow I will take some pictures of the cards we made at the class yesterday and get those posted. Until then, thanks for surfin my blog.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Deal of the Week #4

Happy Monday! And that means the next Deal of the Week. For one week only you can have these must have accents! The Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, pg 178, item #112454 for $18.99 (reg 29.95). A beautiful accent for any project!

■ Each kit contains approximately 200 pieces of hardware

Raised dot Oval holders: 10

Small Rectangle holders: 10

Raised dot designer holder: 10

1" Circle holders: 10

Square holders: 10

1/2" Genuine holders: 10

3/8" Flower brads: 10

3/8" Star brads: 10

1/2" Flower brads: 10

Flowers ribbon slides: 10

3/16" brads: 100

■ Use to embellish cards, gifts, scrapbook pages, and handmade books

Sunday, July 19, 2009

you're on my mind.

Here is another card we will be making at my class on Saturday. I just cant get over how much I love these new in colors. Especially the mambo melon. Its like my favorite. I use it on everything. Its pretty quick and basically self explanitory which is nice cause I really dont have time to. I need to go clean my kitchen but wanted to get this posted.

Thanks for Poppin By!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Here is one of the cards we will be making at the class on the 25th. Thought I would use some stuff I havent used in awhile. In the bottom corner, a build-a-brad. I bought them, loved them, and didnt want to share them. I recently decided if I dont share them how will anyone else see how fabulous they are? On top, the defining alphabet and define your life sets. I just had to have these sets and again, dont use them very often so I thought I should use them as well. Then of course the new oh so fabulous in colors and dsp. I use those a lot though.

Dont forget the deal of the week this week is square rhinestone brads. You have until Monday to order them at the discounted price. There is no limit on how many you order. So call, email me, or shop online to get yours before monday when its too late.

Thanks for stoppin by!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Deal of the week #3

From July 13-July 20th at 9:50am you can purchase Square Fire Rhinestone Brads regularly priced at $10.95, for $6.95 this week only! They make great embellishments on any project! To place your order by clicking here or by emailing me.
Just a reminder for those of you in the area, I am having a class on the 25th at 2:00. The class fee is $10 and include 5 cards with coordinating envelopes. Please RSVP by July 20th. Hope to see you there!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Deal of the Week #2

You'll feel like a big shot carrying around the Big Shot Doctor's bag! From July 6-12, get the Big Shot Doctor's Bag for $49.99. That's nearly 30% off the regular price of $69.95! It's perfect for carrying your big shot machine and you cutting mats and dies

To place an order for your Doctors Bag you can call me at 413-863-8328, email me at or visit my website at Be sure to check my web site every Monday at 10 AM (MT) for the week's new deal.

Friday, July 3, 2009

New products and New deals!

Along with the new catalog (started July 1st) Stampin UP is offering a deal of the week every week until the end of July. The first deal runs from July 1st until July 6th at 9:50am, the next deal of the week is announced at 10am on the 6th. In order to find out what the deal of the week is, you can check out my online store here. A new deal starts every monday at 10am, so be sure to check. This weeks deal is the scallop edge punch. Let me tell you, I use this punch on just about everything! Its like one of the best things Ive ever bought. The Scallop Edge punch is on sale for just $10.99—over 30% off the regular price of $15.95! Who can resist that?!

Here it is! The brand new 2009-2010 Stampin' UP idea book and catalog! There are TONS of new stamps, accessories, and home decor products! Click on the picture above to view the new catalog!

To place an order from the new catalog, or to order the deal of the week you can shop online at my store (see above link) or call or email me and I will put it through. Also if you would like to purchase a catalog for a discounted price of $5 join me on July 28th at 2:00 for a card class. The class fee is $10 and include 5 all occassion cards with envelopes. I only have a limited number of books right now so if you plan to purchase one send your $5 with your class fee to me by July 18th and the first people to tell me they want one will get one.

Hope all of you have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

a card

Hello. It is another rainy day here in Mass. I think we have had rain for the past 2 weeks it seems. I thought maybe I would post a card today (this keeps me from laying on the couch taking a nap). So, the base is chocolate chip and I used the dsp that I cant currently remember the name of.... it will come to me soon. I used baja breeze-of course- and very vanilla where the sentiment is stamped. I used the sentiment from the very versatile set. I love that set. It has sentiments for everything, and they are really nice sentiments. I through 3 half back pearls on the bottom corner and thats it. It would make a good anniversary or even a wedding card. hmm... well the name of that dsp still hasnt come to me so I suppose I should go look. Hold on a sec......................................................................................... AH HA! Parisian Breeze. I knew that. So anyways, that of course is a paper that is retiring so if you want it, you have to order it now (if its not already gone). You have until June 30th to order from the retiring lists. Thats only 6 days away. SO HURRY UP!
Ok, thats it. I need to make some phone calls, then probably be lazy since its so yucky outside. Have a great day!

Monday, June 22, 2009

a priceless dress

Hello All! What a yucky, dreary day it is here in Mass. I thought I would post a card for you to see and remind you that there are only 8 days, yes, 8 DAYS left for you to order your retiring items from the current catalog. You can order your retiring stamps and accessories online anytime, day or night, by clicking on the link at the top right that says online shopping. Dont wait, put your order in today before its too late!

On to the card....

So, as usual, the picture is crappy. Its a little blurry which I didnt notice until now, but you get the idea. This is a card we will be making at my workshop on friday the 26th. I am going to let them sample the new incolors. I love these little dress cards. I think they are so cute. The background on this is actually textured. I dotn know if you can tell or not. It looks much better in person but unless you come to the workshop you wont get to see it in person.

Well.. thats all for today. I have some pictures done so I will be posting over the next few days... hopefully. Hopefully Ill finish the other projects we are making at the workshop so I can post those as well. Remember... its a rainy day, that makes for a fabulous stamping day!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Summer School!

Summer School is in Session!

"Summer School" is in session! During the months of June, July, andAugust, you will have an opportunity to win a $25 gift certificate forStampin' Up! products. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you attend classes, place orders, or host a Stampin' Up! workshop. Good luck, I hope you're the lucky winner!

Attend monthly stamp club: 1 ticket
Attend a class: 3 tickets
Place a $50 order: 3 tickets
Place a $75 order: 4 tickets
Place a $100 order: 5 tickets

Bring a guest to any of my classes: 5 tickets
Host a workshop: 10 tickets

Join one of my specialty clubs: 10 tickets
(specialty clubs include: big shot club, big shot accessories club, marker club, or a monthly stamp club)

Winners will be drawn August 31st and will be notified the first week of September.

*This does count for those of you that have placed online orders with me in the beginning of June. I will put tickets in for you.

Have a great day and hope to see you all at my workshop on the 26th.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

sneak peek 2

HeLlO! This is sneak peek number 2. I absolutely LOVE this stamp set. Its called razzle dazzle. I cased this card from someone online,but I did change up the colors and sentiment. These are the Thank You cards for the customers that came to my last class. I used the new stamp, the razzle berry ink and the matching polka dot ribbon. I used the oval all stamp set for the sentiment with the scallop oval punch. I love that punch and set. I really like this card, even if I did copy it from someone. I can see me making more of these.

Now and kind of funny story. See the card below? Well I gave it to my friends daughter for her birthday yesterday (She lov ed it) and of course her mom opened the card up and started reading it to everyone, well she opens it up to read the inside and starts laughing. I couldnt figure out why. Then she said that I had left it blank. I totally forgot to write anything on the inside. No Happy birthday, no from us, nothing. Completely blank! Maybe ya had to be there, but it was pretty funny.

Ok, well I think My kid just pooped. I can smell him and its terrible so I guess I should go change him (like you really wanted to know that). SO you have a great day. Its raining, which means its the perfect day to stay inside and use all the Stampin' UP supplies you purchase!

Happy STamping!

Friday, June 12, 2009

sneak peek.

Hello all! So this is going to be a quick post because I have to get ready to head over to the relay for life. I wanted to show you a sneak peak of one of the new stamps, papers, and dsps that will be in our new catalog starting in July. This stamp is called lots of bots. I have a birthday, get well soon, and im sorry robots and phrases in it. I love the Happy BIrthday Human stamp in it. The dsp is called razzle dazzle. I also Love that paper. There is a coordinating stamp set that goes along with it, though Ic ant remember the name. The card is made using the new in colors which I absolutely LOVE! THey are so bright and fun. The purple is razzleberry, the blue is bumuda bay, and the pink is melon mambo. I was going to use this card for a birthday card for my friends daughter, but I decided maybe Ill go with something a little more girly. I have trouble picturing this set for girls, no matter how much pink I use. Though maybe if I hadnt used the blue I would like it better.... Who knows.
So that is your sneak peek. Stop back soon as I have another sneak peek to show you.
Dont forget the retired list is up and accessories are going fast! Check them out. Some of them are even up to 50% off. So check them out!
Have a fabulous day! Stop by the relay if you are in the Greenfield Area.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Whenever you host a party with me, not only do you get a free catalog, you also get a free gift from me. You also get hostess benefits based on the sales of your workshop. You get to choose a free gift from the hostess benefits page and also get free merchandise. Well throughout the month of june, SU is almost doubling the cash merchandise benefits.

Dates: June 1-30, 2009
Promotion Details:The Summer Fun Hostess Bonus Promotion has two parts:

1. Hostesses who hold a $250-$399.99 workshop will receive an additional $20 in hostess free merchandise dollars.

2.Hostesses who hold a $400 or more workshop will receive an additional $40 in hostess free merchandise dollars.

Call me today to book your workshop.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Lasat chance list (aka retired list)

Thats right! Its here!! Click on the picture above to check out all the stamps and accessories that you will no longer be able to get. Remember these items go really fast and are on a first come first serve basis. Once inventory has run out, you will no longer be able to order it. My suggestion, Order online today or call or email me with your order so we can get it in.

Last Chance stamps alphabetically

Last Chance stamps numerically

Last Chance Decor Elements

Last Chance Accessories

Sunday, May 31, 2009

ughhh.... 3 today

I cant believe it. This is my third post today. I keep forgetting stuff. Well I didnt really forget this. I just had to show it. Today around 11 a friend calls me up and says hey, can you make me a card for a bridal shower? I need it by 1. lol. So... my upline showed me how to make this card a couple weeks ago and I thought, hmmm... Maybe this will work. So I texturized everything. Through on some glitter, scalloped the edges and VOILA! A very fast and simple card. Im not sure how pleased I am with it, but hey, its not like I had a lot of notice. I do really like the dress. I love how the glitter looks on it. I used some half back pearls on the ribbon and really, like i said, it was super easy. I am going to be having a workshop June 26th at 6:00 and we will be making a card similar. I dont have it done yet obviously, but I really like making these dress cards. We will also be making the purse thing a couple of posts down. We will be making one other project but I havent decided what it is yet. When I know, I will post it. I am hoping to have some new stuff from the new catty by then so I can give everyone a sneek peek. So you wont want to miss out. If you plan on coming please email me or comment me or call me to let me know so I can make sure to have enough stuff.
OK have a good day. I dont think I will be posting anything else today... I cant believe I even posted 3 today. Thats CrAzY! Oh and dont forget, the last chance list (aka retired list) comes out tomorrow.. so hurry and get your orders in. Anything with in colors will be retiring and its a first come first serve and let me tell you it goes fast!
ok so im dont now. Enjoy the rest of the day!

oh yea.....

So I forgot to mention the jumble alphabet preoder. Today is your last day to preorder it. You can see the link for a pdf of the whole alphabet here. Oh and did I mention that the jumble alphabet set is 20% off?! Thats right... if you preorder it you get it at a 20% discount. If you wait to order it, you dont get the discount... So... My suggestion is If you like it, Order it now while you can save a few bucks.

Last Day!

Hello everyone! Its a gorgeous day here in Mass... though I hear its supposed to rain later. I hope not. Though if it does maybe I will spend less time outside and more time inside cleaning my house. I just wanted to remind you that today is the last day to take advantage of Mays fabulous promotions.

Buy 3 packs of designer paper or textured 12x12 paper get one free.

Become a Stampin Up demonstrator for only $75.00 during May by signing up with the Mini Scrapbooking starter kit. This is an awesome deal. it makes signing up to be a demo so much easier. The picture below shows you all of the stuff you get with the mini starter kit. You can substitute almost anything in it for an item of the same price. You dont get nearly the amount of stuff that you would if you spend the $199 but for someone who wants to be a demo and already has a ton of stuff, it could work. Or if you want to be a demo but dont have all that money right now, you could sign up whit the $75 and then work to get all the extra stuff as you go. Its a great time to sign up too. The new catalog starts in July so you would get to see all the sneak peeks and preorder stuff.

If you would like to take advantage of either of these promotions call or e-mail me ASAP! Or you can go to my online store at (or the link in the upper right hand corner). If you know somebody who you think would be intersted in ordering who does not read my blog, let them know so they dont miss out.

Now get out there and enjoy this beautiful day before the rain ruins it!

Friday, May 29, 2009


OK so this has absolutely nothing to do with Stamping. Every night around 10 Wes says Pee. I honestly think its just to get out of bed, but I take him to the bathroom anyways hoping someday he will actually go. So every night, nothing. I do everything I can to get him to go. I turn on water, tickle him, everything and still nothing. So last night around 10, he says Pee like always. So I take him in and set him on the potty while I filled the humidifier and when I came back into the bathroom HE WAS PEEING!!!! I was sooo excited. That was the first time he peed on the potty. So now we just have to get him to do it during the day, which he definately doesnt like doing. So Im sure most of you dont care, but I had to share. I was so proud of him. With his autism it has really been a fight to even get him to sit on the potty let alone go in it. So there ya have it. Wes peed on the potty!

Have a fabulous day!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

oh what a day...

What a beautiful day that is. It is absolutely GORGEOUS outside! I would soooo love to be swimming and its only 9:15! However, even if I did have a pool, I wouldnt be able to. Wes woke up this morning with a fever. No coughs or anything...just a fever. I dont know if he has any stomache issues, even if he did he doesnt know how to communicate that to me. So the poor kid is sittin on the couch and looks like crap!
so this is the project for today. It opens up and is like a purse. This will be one of the projects we make at a workshop in June, I havent set a date yet, but we will be making this. Its really easy to make and I love how they come out. For this one I used the SAB papers and ribbon. I used eyelets on the top to string the ribbon through and a jumbo brad in the center of the flower. The flower came from the set petal pizzazz and whats so great about this flower is that it fits in our scallop punch. So talk about easy! There is no cutting for that flower! I love that set, I just barely use it. Well...I barely use any of my stamps these days. I have to make wedding save the dates, invites, and thank you cards for a cousin, 160 of each! So there really isnt much stamping in my future either lol.
Ok well off to tend to my kid and cut some more paper. Enjoy your day... if your in mass area, you might want to find a pool or get some AC.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

another quilt card

So I just realized today is already MAY 20th! That just didnt dawn on me until this morning when I was checking in with SU and I can already preorder my new catalogs! WOW this year is going fast! While thats on my mind, The retired list comes out June 1st so start thinking about all the dsps and in color papers you need. This month SU is running a special if you buy 3 packs of dsp or textured cardstock you get one free. What a great way to get all those dsp's you want before they retire.

So the card. I actually made this card awhile back when I was on my "quilt card kick". I used the pink pirouettes, chocho chip, and whisper white cardstock. I used bella rose dsp for the quilt part. I think Im going to miss this paper. Honestly, when it first came out I didnt really care for it, but would you know it, Ive used more of this dsp than any other?! I used my butterfly die for my bigshot to make a chipboard butterfly then I covered it with dsp. I added a few half back pearls, and VOILA! A cute, yet very simple card. Oh yea, I also sponged the edges of the butterfly to make it stand out a little more.

Well thats all for now. i have to dig up some more stuff to post. I still need quite a few posts to get my emblem from Angie for the scavenger hunt. So You will see some more posts over the next few days.

Its beautiful outside! GO out and enjoy it!

Monday, May 18, 2009


Hello! Its been a short while since Ive posted. Ive been fairly busy the past couple weeks and havent really had the chance to post. This is a birthday card I made for my sons friend Zach. I wasnt real sure of what to use since I dont really have that many boy stamps. you would think I would considering I have 2 boys, but I guess I just tend to the girly things. So after thinking about it for awhile I went through my stamp drawers and found this one. I never really use this set but I just HAD to have it! I saw this layout online somewhere...probly scs. I used old olive, pumpkin pie, and brilliant blue papers. I dont remember the name of the dsp I used as it is retired. I used the tag corner punch to make the tag the size I wanted. I love that little punch. I also used our jumbo eyelets. I LOVE those too. I never really use eyelets but now I will definately use them more. This is the inside of the card. I will tell ya, this was kind of an accident, but I really like how it came out. On the front, you cant really tell but I did some paper peircing. Well when I did it, I wasnt thinking and did it after I glued everything down so it left little holes on the inside. I just couldnt have that. So I needed to find a way to cover it up. Hence, the bashful blue paper running across it. So thats my card. I really like it. I hope the boy and his mother did too. We had to leave before they got to presents because I had a prior obligation.
That it for today. I have more stuff to post so hopefully tonight or tomorrow Ill get it up here. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Flip book cont...

Hello everyone. How was your mothers day? Mine was actually quite great. I got new furniture!! The only crappy part is I have to wait for it to come in so 3-6weeks before it gets here. But thats ok, I can live with that. It took me FOREVER to find a set that I wanted. Well I guess I shouldnt say that. I found a set I really wanted but It was discontinued. It seemed like every set I wanted was discontinued. Then I found this one. Hopefully I still really like it when it gets here! It would be just like me to see it and then hate it.

Ok, so, Sorry about the last post. I wanted to get those pictures up and I knew if I put it off any longer it wouldnt get done. I was waiting for my mil to get here when I was posting so I wanted to be sure I wasnt sitting here typing when she got here. So anyways, thats the flip book. At the class we will be using bella rose with coordinating cardstock. Pictures just dont do it justice. You really have to see it in person. The book will hold 8 pictures, or 9 if you count the cover, the it has plenty of room for journaling and embellishments or whatever else you can think of. You could even throw in some vertical wallet pictures or something.

Well im off to get wes off the bus. There are a few more seats left at the class so please let me know that youll be coming. We really hope you will!

Have a Fabulous day!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Flip Book

Ok so i dont really have time to explain this or anything cause Im on my way out the door, but this is the flip book we will be making on the 29th. We will be using different papers and stuff. This isnt a great sample cause its not even decorated or anything but i wanted to post it in case any of you were waiting to rsvp until you saw the picture. So here it is. Remember the class if $15 and I have to have it no later than the 13th so I can put the order in by the 14th. Please email me and let me know if i should be expecting you. Have a great day!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Its scrapbooking Month!

Stampin Up is celebrating National Scrapbooking day all month long. We have some fantastic promotions going on.

First, if you buy 3 packs of designer series paper or textured cardstock you get one FREE! You can mix and match the dsp and the cardstock. What a great way to stock up on your Favorite papers.

Second, Stampin Up is offering a special scrapbooking starter kit package. This is a great way to sign up to be a demonstrator. You get everything listed below, plus all the business stuff you need to get started! You can do so many things with the simply scrappin kits its amazing! If you decide you just want to be a hobby demo, this is a great time to sign up and pay half the start up cost and still get all the benefits. You can substitute anything pictured below with similar items. Again, this offer is only good until the end of may so take advantage of it now. If you have any questions about becoming a demonstrator please feel free to email me. I would be happy to answer any of your questions.

Third, Stampin Up is offering a sneak peak of one of the new alphabet sets coming out in the new catalog. You can purchase this set at a 20% discount. This stamp set will cost $43.95 in the new catalog. You can purchase it now for only $35.16! How can you not take advantage of that great savings?! Its such a fun, unique alphabet set as you can see below. You can order online here or through me personally.

To celebrate the scrapbooking month, I am holding a class on May 29th at 6:00 in my home. We will be making a scrapbook flip book. I will be posting pictures soon. Let me just say, everyone who has seen it, LOVES it and cant wait to make one! The class fee is $15 and has to be to me by 5/15 in order to reserve your spot. Seats are limited so call or email me today!
Well thats all for now. Thank you for stopping by! Dont put off taking advantage of all these great deals, before you know it may will be over and june will be here!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Another Upsy Case.

Hello. Im happy to report that Wes' appointments went WAAAAAAAAY better than I expected. He totally shocked me with how good and cooperative he was. We've learned that he has no hearing or vision problems (we didnt think he did) so thats great.

This card is a case of this card here. Thats right. I actually found the card that I cased for a change. I did have to look for it, but it didnt take me to long to find it. Its obviously very simple. I just stamped the upsy daisy set in black on to whisper white cardstock and added a black ribbon. Its like a 2 second card. I like it though. I chose not to put a sentiment in the center like the original creator of the card did. I think I like it better this way, but thats just me.

Thats it for today, short, sweet, and to the point. Thanks for poppin' in. Have a Fabulous day!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

scrap page case.

Hey! Its another dark,dreary, rainy, plain old yucky day here in Mass. I think I even heard lightning last night when I was sleeping. I thought I would post now because I am going to be gone pretty much all day with appointments. Wes has an eye and hearing test today. Its totally going to suck. The school couldnt get him to cooperate (becuase of his autism) so we have to go to an actual doctors office and get it done. Of course my husband had them schedule the appointments for the same day. First is the eye, a few hours later is the hearing... Soooooo not looking forward to it. Hopefully it goes better than I think it will.

ON to the page. I cased this page (as usual) from some and ya know, I even spent the last 10 minutes looking for the original creator and do you think I can find it? NO! The person that inspired me used petal pizzazz and I know they didnt use pink, but I cant remember what color they did use. I was going to use the petal pizzazz set, but thought I wanted to try it with butterflies. I dont like mine nearly as much as I liked the one I copied. I think my little butterflies are a bit much. I used my one of a kind stamp set with the scallop oval punch. I thought the sentiment was PERFECT! The picture can slip under the strips of paper. I wanted to use ribbon, but ya know, I dont have ribbon in every color so I used paper and you can barely tell a difference. Well, I cant anyways.

So there it is. Now Im off to get dressed and get Wes ready for what I fear is going to be a terribly long, crappy day. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A rainy day...

Its a pretty yucky day in Mass today. Rainy, dark, dreary... you know that stuff. It was a good day to get some laundry done. I have to go to the laundrymat since I cant have a washer and dryer in my building. Totally sucks but what can ya do. I havent done laundry in like... i dont even know, probly 3 weeks. I did 7 loads already and probly have another 3 or 4 left. Its pretty bad, I keep saying Im going to get it done at least once a week so it doesnt pile up like that but of course life gets in the way and it never gets done.
Ok, on to the card. It was kind of an accident. I was stampin some stuff for my sil. She is having an open house in May and one of the projects is a frame. She asked me if I could stamp some stuff for her since her stamp set didnt come yet so I said sure. i started out with the tree from this set (thoughts and prayers). I liked it, but it just wasnt working the way I wanted it to. Then I thought, well look at the branches. They would be perfect for putting in the corners and a phrase in the middle. After all, I did want a phrase on there somewhere. So I got done. I looked at it and thought, boy that would be a cute card.... and thats how it came about. I wanted it to be simple so I just mounted it on ridinghood red and then on whisper white. I used my corner rounder on the corners since the branch kind of rounded and thats it. Very simple, not much to it, but I do like how it came out.
Well thats it. I need to get workin on putting some of this laundry away. Hope you have a great day!

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Its a beautiful day here in Mass and unfortunately kaleb has bronchitis and Scott had surgery on his arm and hasnt really slept in like a week so we arent out enjoying it. But, becuase of that, I get to post a new card. This one was totally inspired by a card that I cant find anymore. You would think I would like bookmark it or something so I can give them credit, but ya, Im not that intelligent. The card I copied used the tart and tangy set with cherry papers. I Love these papers and wanted to use them and well the only stamp I have that kind of goes with them is this rockstar stamp. I LOVE the look of it embossed in silver. It is really a simple card, but I really like how it came out. Now if I just had a reason to use it.....Yeah right. I like it to much to give away-that always seems to be my problem.

Well I hope you are out enjoying this fabulous weather. Thanks for poppin in.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

A special note of thanks...

Hello! Can you believe its already the middle of april! We just had my youngest son Kalebs brithday party on thursday. He is already 2! Where does the time go...

This is the card I made for the ladies that came to my last class. It was such a great class...they helped raise over $100 to donate to the relay for life. Its a fairly simple card. It has a pacific point background, good morning sunshine dsp mounted on choco chip. I used the stamp set cheep talk on whisper white and mounted it on summer son cs. This is where I LOVED having my stamp-a-majig. It was soooo easy to line up the wording under the tree branch. I seriously dont know how I lived without it before. It was lookin pretty plain (would have loved to use the texturz plates on the background but I dont have them yet, Its on my list for my next order though) so I through some brads in the corner and I thought that fixed the problem. I liked how they came out. I thought they were cute and simple- which to me is Perfect!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a Wonderful Day!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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6x6 scrap page

Hello... Hope you had a great Easter. We did. We spent it with my inlaws. Saturday the kids went to an Easter Egg Hunt and let me tell you, talk about some eggs disappearing fast. An entire baseball field was covered with eggs and in about 60 seconds, they were all gone. I couldnt believe it! The boys had a blast though. Once they cought on to picking up eggs and putting them in their bag, they were off. I dont think they totally get Easter yet, they are still a bit young, but the definately loved waking up to a basket full of candy.
On to the page. This is the page we made at my last class. It uses riding hood red, pink pirouette, and bella rose dsp. I stamped the butterfly from dreams du jour on the background and made a top note with the big shot to use as a matte for my picture. I figured not everyone has a big shot or would want to cut their picture to fit so I used a library clip to clip in a picture. Now this picture is very old, we're talkin at least a good 10 years old. Its of a friend that thankfully doesnt check out my blog otherwise she would probably kill me. Lol. It was the only picture I had near me and I need a visual when making a scrap page so that was it. I also added a butterfly (go figure) that I cut using my big shot. That thing is SOOOO amazing! I used half back pearls on the buttefly to give it a little body. (the ladies at my class didnt add the pearls as I didnt have enough for everyone so they kind of missed out.) I added a true friend sentiment at the tome from the simple friendship stamp and thats about it. It was again a fairly simple page. I like simpled pages. They are quick to put together and I rarely have time to scrapbook so it works well for me. Now if only i could stop making girly pages and start making boy pages so I could get all those pictures of my boys scrapbooked. I guess maybe I need to start buying more boy stamps and less butterfly stamps. We'll see.... Anywho, thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! Since its Easter I thought I would share a kind of springy card. I could have shown an Easter card but believe it or not, I didnt make one. I know, I should have, but I didnt. I totally cased my upline Angies card. She has such wonderful ideas. I am lucky I signed up under her. This card was very simple. I used cameo coral-I am really loving this color right now- and summer sun. I really like this combo together. I used the Big shot to cut out a top note, then stamped my upsy daisy set in cameo coral. I was goign to stamp the sentiment in cameo coral too, but I accidently did it in summer sun. Thats what happens when you have to ink pads open and your not paying attention I guess. Its ok though cause I think I like it better this way anyways. I really like how this came out, much better than the last upsy daisy card I made anyways. I knew I would like it though, thats why I copied someone else's.

Hope you enjoy your Easter. We are going to my husbands nanas house with all of our relatives. It should be nice. Im not sure the boys really get Easter, but they will love getting all that candy! Have a Wonderful day!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Upsy Daisy

I bought this set back in February and havent used it until the other day. I have seen a lot of beautiful things done with it, but everytime I sat down to use it I just drew a blank. Well finally I sat down and was determined to use it and this is what I came up with. I cant decide if I like it or not, but here it is. I used a chocolate chip base, some kiwi kiss behind some urban garden dsp. I used my scallop edge punch on the bottom of the dsp and used my 1/16 whole punch in the middle of the scallops. In the bottom corner I put three brads, im not sure of the color, they come in the antique brad set. I stamped my flowers in not quite navy then using my new oh so fabulous stamp a majig (dont know how i lived without it) to stamp over it in versamark then embossed it with clear ep. It kind of gave it a shadow look. I matted it with my favorite color Baja Breeze- dont know what Im gonna do when it retires- and used the ticket corner punch on the corners. Youll have to let me know what think. Like I said, I cant decide if I really like it or not.

Hope you have a stamptacular day! Thanks for stoppin by!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Finally... .

I have been so lost without my camera. When I was out running errands this morning getting stuff for Easter I remembered to pop into staples and get a memory card. It was on sale for $10, cant complain there. So expect to be seeing a lot of posts over the next few days.

Ever since this catalog came out I have wanted this stamp set. I LOVE that tree. I finally ordered it and it came in on Tuesday. Of course I didnt get to use it until yesterday but thats ok. This is what I came up with. I like it. I used ww for the base, riding hood red on top of that, bella rose dsp, chocolate chip and pink pirouette mounts behind the tree. You cant tell but I used the mat pack and did some paper piercing on the corners. Im not sure if I really like that part, but thats ok, I like the rest. I used my choco chip and real read markers to color the tree and then stamped the Thank you from the new very versatile set in real red. Slapped it all together and VOILA!

Thats it for today. I know, I never really post a lot in my posts, I keep it short and to the point. Someday I will be better at this blogging thing. Lol. Hope you enjoy this beautiful day! Get off the computer and go outside. Its gorgeous!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

It happened again....

So remember a few posts back I was saying the battery for my camera died and I didnt have a charger therefore I couldnt post pictures of stuff? Well..... now I lost my memory card and dont have an extra one. So I have to buy one, if I can remember when Im out, which so far, no luck. So I wont be posting pictures until I remember to grab one. I actually have tons of pictures to post too. I have the rest of the pictures from my class on the 29th, which went awesome! I got to meet 5 more fabulous ladies! They are all so creative! I had 9 people attend my class and they helped me raise over $100 to donate to the Relay for Life. How great is that?! We had raffles and made projects. They couldnt believe it. We made 2 baskets, 2 cards, and a scrapbook page. I thought it was a lot of fun. Thankfully my mother in law was there to give me a hand. I had two tables set up (which was a first) so she was able to help one table while I worked at the other.

Well thats all for now. I have to make a ton of sour creme containers for Scott. Hes been selling them at work to raise money for the Relay and they have been a big hit!

Thanks for stoppin by. I will work on getting that memory card soon so I can share what Ive been working on.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

New products in April...

I cant believe its already April. This year has gone by waaaay to fast. I have a feeling the next few months are going to go by really fast as well as I am rediculously busy. The new mini catalog started yesterday, April 1st. This catalog has a TON of great stuff in it. New baja corduroy buttons, a matchbox die for the bigshot (a must have), some awesome stamp sets, window sheets, rubons, and lots more. To view the new mini click on the picure to the left, or click on the picture in the sidebar on the right.

Another new product we have out is the pop-up dies for the big shot. Do you see a theme---the big shot. If you dont have one, you really need to get one. Its like the coolest thing EVER! Right now we have two dies, one is a cake, and one is a ball. Let me tell you, I have seen some amazing things done with the pop-up cake. Yea, thats right, being a demonstrator we got to preorder the dies before they even hit the stores. Talk about another plus for being a demonstrator (dont forget you can now sign up and pay for your starter kit in 3 payments, only till the end of April though). Isnt that cake just adorable! Talk about adding a whole new dimension to a handmade card. That makes it even more special! To get your pop-up die, or anything from the mini, just give me a call or head on over to my store at
Have a great day!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Project 4...

This is the 4th project we will be making at the class on Sunday. Its a cute little Easter basket... or if you dont celebrate Easter... it can be used for whatever reason you like. I can just see putting Easter grass and a couple eggs in this, maybe with some Jelly beans or chocolates or something. A great little gift for neices, nephews, or your friends' children. I think I will be making quite a few of these this year. They are so simple to make. Join us on Sunday to learn how to make it. You will be supporting the Relay for Life... a great cause!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My boys.....

CRACK ME UP! Yes, I just sat down to type this post and my little man Kaleb decides to walk around the house in my heels.... talk about funny looking - and cute. My husband isnt so fond of it though. Ok back to the post. This is the card we will be making at my downline meeting on April 7th. well, maybe I should say my upline meeting as my upline is the one having it. either way, we have been taking turns coming up with the make n take for the meetings. I love the meetings, they are soo much fun. We talk about all the important business stuff, then we spend the rest of the time stamping! Its really great. You - Yea you reading this- should join our team, now is the perfect time to do so. You get 15% off of the starter kit-which is customizable- you get a free stamp set of your choice, and if you dont have all the money right now, you have the option to make it in 3 payments. Check out the post a couple down for more details.

Back to the card... I used one of the New sets from the occassions mini -available to customers in April- called Great Friend. I LOVE that set. Thats another thing I love about being a demo. You get to preorder stuff before its available to anyone else. I used the Parisian Breeze specialty paper- my other new love. Its textured--which is AWESOME! I added a white scalloped edge paper under my dsp layer. Adhered it all to a Baja matte which is layered on a chocolate chip base. The butterfly has glitter on it, thats why it looks all funny in this picture. Its the way the light is hitting it. It looks better in person.

So, DONT FORGET, sign up to be a demo before the end of SAB and take advantage of all the great deals! If you've ever thought about signing up, NOW is the time to do it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hope you enjoyed the card!