Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Well, the scan's not the greatest - I got a new scanner, and I'm having to learn new tricks.

ANYWAY. :) HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!! Have you made lots of resolutions? I want to stamp for fun more - but I think I say that every year.... :D

You can't really see the curvy label punch words, but it says BEST WISHES underneath the Irridescent Ice embossing powder. The wish is the same: may your new year be full of fun, adventure, and LOTS OF STAMPING!!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

It's that calm before a storm, right?

The time when it's boring and quiet; you don't really want to work, because you have another big celebration coming up - New Year's!

Well, don't get too bogged down! :D Valentine's Day will be upon us before you know it.

Here is a sample using some of the new toys you can get, too! :)

(I've taken a month off, and it's tough getting back into being creative! LOL!!!)

I think this is a fun card, don't you? That's the Top Note die for my Big Shot - an exclusive die from Stampin' Up!, you know.... :) The card base and ink color are Regal Rose, and Brocade Blue, followed by Very Vanilla. The punched hearts? Yup, a new punch - available in the LOVE YOU MUCH Valentine's Promotion Bundle. (Right now, you can't order it online; you'll have to contact me to place your order for it!) So's the Designer Series Paper and the stamp set!! It's an AWESOME bundle!!!

Don't forget, too, that the Country Living Bundle is still available for purchase! Only a few more days for that one, so don't miss out on it!!! PLUS, ever stamp on the Retiring Stamp List is TEN PERCENT OFF!!!!!!!!!!!! (Don't forget to put LORI STILGER as your demonstrator, or your charges will be higher from the main website!!!!)

OK, off to get ready for family coming in. :) Have a WONDERFUL weekend, and TAKE THE TIME TO STAMP SOMETHING!!!!!!!!! :D

Friday, December 19, 2008

Now that you're done with Christmas cards...:D

Hi! I'm so glad you stopped by in the middle of your busy season. I hope you're enjoying the sights, sounds, smells, and activities of Christmas!
I wanted to show you this thank-you card I made for my friend, Becky. It's from a set called PUNS FROM THE PAST; the sentiment that goes with the grater stamp is "I'm grateful". GET IT?!?! ROFL!!!
OK, so I've amused myself. :D This card is done with Basic Gray, Whisper White, and silver metallic. That's silver embossing powder - and the WONDERFUL WORDS set is retiring, everyone, so grab it NOW!! FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $70 AND 10% off all retiring stamp sets!!!!!!!!! GO HERE and click on SHOP NOW to place your order!
Super easy card, and fun to do. What more could you ask for?? Now, go make a few thank-you cards, so you can just write them up and send them out after you open all your presents! :D
Have a WONDERFUL day - and go STAMP SOMETHING!!!!!!!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

And the winner is...!

AMY BAYLISS! Congratulations, Amy! I'll wait for your email to to confirm and send!!

I generated the winner with; it was difficult to make myself do it that way. Those of you who are my close friends, know I would have picked each one of you if it was fair! LOL!!!!!!!!!

BE BLESSED, dear friends. Tomorrow's the open house, so I need to fly! I hope you're stopping by if you're local!!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

ONE more day to enter!!!

If you haven't entered the blog giveaway yet, go to THIS POST and read about it!

Today's share is a tag I made the exact same way I made the card front with the tree on THIS POST. Have I said how much I love my Big Shot lately? :D

This is the scallop circle die, with one scallop of Garden Green cut into graduated pieces; the top one has six scallops, the next has seven, and the bottom has eight. I inked the point and all the scallop sides with white craft ink, to look a little snowy. :) Then I stuck them together, added a Chocolate Chip rectangle for a trunk, and punched a large oval from Very Vanilla. The "to from" stamp is from the Country Living Holiday Collection (I hope the link works - email me if it doesn't!)- a GREAT bargain, I'm telling you! - stamped in Ruby Red. I punched a 1/8" hole in the top, and used the gold cord from the Holiday Mini to string it. (Again, email me if the link doesn't work!)

OK, I need to run. It's Open House weekend!! :) If you're in the area, I'd LOVE to have you come visit me! It's Sunday afternoon from 3 - 5! Email me for directions!

Have a WONDERFUL day!! BE BLESSED! And for Pete's sake, STAMP SOMETHING!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Keep on entering! :D

Hi, everyone! It's been SO awesome to get such great comments the last 2 days. :) I love hearing from everyone, and going to see your blogs! I haven't done so much blog hopping in MONTHS. :D

Just remember: in order to enter the blog giveaway, you must leave a comment on THIS POST!!!!

OK, now on to another sample. :)

Ijust think this stamp set ROCKS. :) It's part of the CHRIST IS BORN set - the poinsettia is, that is. :D Colors are Bravo Burgundy and gold embossing powder/retired glitter/elastic cord. We stamped the cut-out poinsettia on Very Vanilla, put it on with dimensionals, and used Tombow Multi Adhesive for the glitter "seeds" in the center.
That's ALL there is to this card!!! I really like it; it's classy and simple, easy and WOW. :)
How are YOUR Christmas cards going? I'm proud to say that most of mine are in the mail. :D
If you need to place an order to get to someone before Christmas, your deadline is DECEMBER 15!!!!! GO HERE and click on the SHOP NOW button at the top right! Or EMAIL ME to let me help you!
Gotta jet - lots to do tomorrow, so I need to go to sleep. :D BE BLESSED!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008


And not just on this blog, either! Click on the button below and find LOTS of people who are playing!!
All you have to do to win is tell me your favorite project I've posted lately - but I'll KNOW if you stayed just on this page. ;D
We'll all be picking winners by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12!
If you want to send it to someone as a gift, just let me know when you win - and I can even include a gift card. :)
U.S. only, please - can't afford international this year.
HAVE FUN, and be blessed!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Yup, another card design! :D

I really need to get my camera out and take pictures of the stuff from IT'S A WRAP! :) But, until I do, here's another Christmas card to inspire you.... :)

I really love this new stamp set! The next card I post will be done with it, as well. This is done in Night of Navy and Very Vanilla; we dragged the ink pad across the Night of Navy card stock base and let it dry while we did the saying. It's stamped in Vanilla craft ink, then embossed with clear embossing powder. Then, we dragged the edges of the smaller piece through the ink pad to give it some texture, too. The inside verse is also embossed.
That is ALL there is to this card! SO simple, but striking - and I think it's very masculine. What do YOU think???
Are you done with your Christmas cards? I'd love to hear from you - and scan one in for me to see, or send me one! :D
Be blessed, dear reader - enjoy your December!
Oh, and come back tomorrow - it's BLOG CANDY TIME!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Another card!

Another card with the Big Shot and embossing! :) The colors are Kiwi Kiss and Riding Hood Red, with Whisper White behind the snowflake window.

We cut the snowflake out, then put packing tape on the back of the window and poured Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the window, so it sparkles. Then we embossed the "warm wishes" from HOLIDAYS & WISHES and a verse on the inside from MANY MERRY MESSAGES. EASY!!!!

The Big Shot would make an INCREDIBLE Christmas gift! Contact me today to get one on the way to you or someone you love!