Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Havin' FUN! :D

It's hump day - but in Pooh Land, I think we'll call it Heffalump Day. :D (I'm in an odd mood tonight! LOL!)

So, here's a tag we did at the IT'S A WRAP! class - the last class of the year, unless someone wants private classes. It's always a bittersweet thing; many people think we should really push our classes for the last month of the year, but I've always felt that I'm not going to force anyone to choose between family and stamping - because I know I'd lose! :D I still do things, though, so if you want to place an order - for yourself or someone else! - or learn something privately, just let me know!

ANYWAY. This tag was inspired by a card I saw while browsing the web. I really like this tag!

It's Very Vanilla and Brushed Gold. a very classy combination I think. We embossed the "Merry Christmas" - from TEENY TINY WISHES. Then, we punched that out with the modern label punch. Add a snowflake from the Northern Frost Sizzlit die embellished with a pearl, and voila! Simple, beautiful, elegant even. :D And EASY!

OK, I'm outta here again. Are you coming to the open house Sunday????

:D Have a WONDERFUL day - and be SURE to take the time to STAMP something!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


:D Good morning! Patricia: I've not forgotten your question about the name of that technique - I'm trying to find out. :D I'll post when I figure it out.

So, today's share is from the GIFTS FROM THE HEART class; we had a blast, except I was getting sick. :/ Still! :D

Cute, huh! There's a box - from the box die - in between the two stockings, so you can put candies or cookies in it. Colors are Real Red and Whisper White; the tag's from TAGS 'TIL CHRISTMAS, and embossed with the new PEWTER embossing powder. SO easy to make - I love the Northern Flurry embossing on the stockings!

Outta here again! :D Have a WONDERFUL day, and be sure to take the time to STAMP something!

Monday, November 28, 2011

It's beginning to look a LOT like...

Yup! CHRISTMAS!! :D House is finally all decorated; baking is about halfway done, with two solid days to go. Just about every minute of this week is planned, so nobody throw me a curve! :D Open house will be done for another year one week from the time I'm writing this! LOL!

So, here's another project we did at the parties this month - and if you haven't gone to look at the Holiday Extravaganza, you'd BEST!! It's pretty darned AWESOME!!!!

Colors are Bravo Burgundy and Always Artichoke; the opposite side of this mini candy bar holder is reversed color. The stamp is from TAGS 'TIL CHRISTMAS. It was a super fun thing to put together! :)

OK, I'm outta here. I'll be scheduling this week's posts tonight (Sunday), so I'll do a double-post day if anything spectacular needs to be said. I'm on the downhill stretch! :D Have a WONDERFUL day, and be sure to take the time to STAMP something!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Quick post today!

Yup, I didn't preplan the rest of the week, so here I am flying by. :D This is a card we did for parties this month - I absolutely love it. I keep forgetting about this simple technique - and wonder why I don't pull it out more often!

Stamp sets: Autumn Splendor, Day of Gratitude

Card stock: Soft Suede, More Mustard, Early Espresso

Ink: Whisper White Craft

Accessories: Stampin' Pastels, White embossing powder, heat tool

Simple and elegant, in my VERY humble opinion! :D

OK, I'm outta here - THE MUPPETS AWAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D Have a WONDERFUL day, and be sure to take the time to STAMP something!!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Another stocking project! :)

I've got to tell you: I LOVE this stocking die. I'll use it for LOTS and LOTS of things! :D

This ornament happened because I happened to have the pieces left over and in my stack of stuff. :D

It's Whisper White and Wild Wasabi - I used Versamark and the stamp from SWEET SEASON, then embossed with Wild Wasabi embossing powder. (Stay tuned, boys and girls: the Occasions Mini has some INCREDIBLE toys coming up!)

I glued a simple ribbon loop on the back for a hanger. Super simple, SUPER cute, and super MAILABLE - slip one of these into a Christmas card for an inexpensive gift!

OK, I'm outta here. Thanksgiving, then the Open House - so much baking and cooking, so little time! :D Go on, get going! You KNOW you wanna go make the time to STAMP something!!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

PHENOMENAL SALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You're DEFINITELY going to want to check this sale out, everyone!!!!!! Click on that sentence to go to my shopping site (I hope - make SURE it has my name at the top!! if not, CLICK HERE to go to my business site, then click SHOP NOW. I want to make sure you get your discount for having a demonstrator!)

Today's sale is until 11:59 p.m. MT ONLY!!! (That's 12:59 Central)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CHECK THIS OUT!!!!!!!!!


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Can you SEE why I'm so excited?!?!?!? Those are BRAND-NEW products on sale, people!!! (And while you're shopping, check out the clearance rack!)

Now, GO SHOP!! There will be another 24-hour sale during this Extravaganza, plus HUGE sales - like purchasing the MY DIGITAL STUDIO EXPRESS, and getting $40 worth of downloads for it FREE!!! Keep going back daily - you NEVER know what will come up next!!!


OK, I'll confess - I'm doing this post several days in advance. We teach Friday, and I have a GIFTS FROM THE HEART class that day. Saturday, we're shooting a wedding in Murfreesboro, AND have a gallery opening at Springhouse Worship & Arts Center in Smyrna - it's a public opening, and quite the event! If you'd like to come, I can give you directions! :) Just LMK.

OK, here's the fifth item from the HOME & HEARTH class; it was definitely a favorite. :)

Ever since I saw the witch's boot going around at Halloween, I KNEW I wanted to do this one - it's an elf shoe! :) Isn't the red glitter paper AWESOME on this project?? We also used the mini jingle bells on the toes - it's SO cute! There's a box in the middle, so you can put candy in there as a gift. I just love this - I really kind of wish we had a cutesy room to decorate for Christmas. :D

OK, I'm outta here. SERIOUSLY prepping for the open house AND Thanksgiving today! Have a wonderful day, and be SURE to take the time to STAMP something!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Home & Hearth, Share #4!

Oh, yes, we did TWO ornaments! This is the glitzy side; the other side has some designer series paper from the Holiday Lodge DSP set in it. :)

I found these WILTON cookie cutters - with the tags still on them! - at a garage sale. We traced the paper, and cut it out to fit. Before attaching (or, in my case, inserting!) the DSP, we punched a hole out of the copper cookie cutter with the Crop-a-dile. I think it's pretty amazing - it cuts through like "buttah", and bevels the edge of the metal, so you're not going to have a dangerous piece to worry about!

Today's a teaching day! The last one for the month! It's a party day at school, too - we're having Thanksgiving lunch with parents. :)

OK, I'm outta here. Have a WONDERFUL weekend, and be SURE to take the time to STAMP something!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Home & Hearth #3!

OK, now's about when I expect you to start wishing you'd been at the class. :D You'll see the two of the last three projects on the blog; the sixth will be an example I show of another way to do something I'm planning to do for the Ten Weeks of Christmas tutorials. :D

See the "snow" in the bottom of the ornament? Those are our mica flakes - available RIGHT NOW in the Holiday Mini. You could do SO MANY ornaments with a jar of the flakes! And they're quite inexpensive! If you want to go shopping, click here - my business site - and click on the SHOP NOW button at the top right!!!

OK, I'm off. I hope you're having a wonderful week! Just ONE MORE WEEK until Thanksgiving! Of course, I'm counting YOU as one of my blessings! :) Now, go STAMP something!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Home & Hearth, share #2!

Good morning! :) Are you impressed? :D I'm sorry I was AWOL again last week - it's difficult for me, if I don't pre-post, to use the energy during the week to do it! Life is SO busy right now, something usually gives - and it's the blog first. I hope you miss me when I'm not here. :D

Another thing to share with you: I've seen a preview of the Occasions Mini, which comes out in January. Oh, FRIENDS! Let me suggest you start saving NOW; anything you get for Christmas, put in your piggy bank - I want almost EVERYTHING! There are some incredible things - I need to win the LOTTERY!!!!! :D

OK. Just so you know, I chose the candle that has fallen 7 feet onto the floor several times, so someone else could have the GOOD candles. :D That's why it looks a bit lumpy and disfigured. LOL! It really is pretty IRL, I promise.... :D

Have a WONDERFUL day, and be SURE to take the time to STAMP something! Oh, and ONE WEEK FROM TODAY, the new MUPPETS movie opens! :D

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Home & Hearth

Good morning! Here's one of the SIX projects we did for HOME & HEARTH; it's my least favorite design, but it's cute. :) LOVE the Decor Elements, because they make projects like this so fast and easy!

Have a wonderful day! Be sure and take the time to STAMP something! :)

Monday, November 14, 2011

How are you doing??

It's a cloudy day here, but a perfect day to continue getting ready for the Christmas Open House! If you haven't gotten details, and want to come, email me at! Or leave a comment and LMK you want info! :)

Anyway. :D We FINALLY get down to the card that started the colorblock craze for me. :D

Isn't it pretty??? I really fell in love with this one. :)

Card stock: Elegant Eggplant, Baroque Burgundy, Perfect Plum, Wistful Wisteria, Whisper White

Ink: Whisper White craft ink

Stamp sets: Many Merry Messages, Delightful Decorations

Accessories: Corner rounder punch, ornament punch, white embossing powder, heat tool, dimensionals, SNAIL

Ta da! Isn't that easy??? I really love the color combination, and the cleanness of the layout. So fun to do, too! :)

OK, I'm outta here. Miles to go, every day. :D Have a WONDERFUL day, and be SURE to take the time to STAMP something!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Third Week of Ten Weeks of Christmas!

So, if you're not signed up for either my newsletter or the Ten Weeks emails only, what are you waiting for?? :) Email me at!

Have a wonderful weekend! Be SURE and STAMP SOMETHING - get going on your cards and gifts! :D

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Answering Bonnie B.'s Question!

Good morning, everyone! I hope you're having a wonderful day so far - and that it will continue to be even better. :D

Bonnie B. had a question on this post:
This is really pretty. My daughter is getting married in June, so I am on the lookout for good ideas.
What did you put in the inside, just out of curiosity?
Thanks and God bless,
Bonnie S

Well, Bonnie, here is the inside! :) I really was tickled with the result of this card; there are quite a few steps, but we did it with a bunch of brand-new stampers, and walked it out together. :)

That's the Manhattan Flower Texturz embossing folder, and the "forever" is also from FABULOUS PHRASES. (I also like it because there's little room to write, if you don't have anything to say. LOL!!!)

OK, I'm outta here! Tomorrow's week THREE of the 10 Weeks of Christmas emails, so I have to get GOING. :D Have a wonderful day - and be SURE to take the time to STAMP SOMETHING - I am!!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

National Chocolate Day!

Hi, everyone! Sorry I'm still sluggish - I'm just TIRED. But we had a great time last Friday night! :D

Here's the food....

Chocolate, and LOTS of it, of course! :D

And here are the two projects we made - one with chocolate, the other chocolate-colored. :D

I have to admit, I really love these projects! They turned out so beautifully! :D We only did two of the mini-sliders in class; I used the rest for my speech class, and for tiny treats at church. :D

OK, I'm outta here! SO much to do! :D Bonnie S.: I will post the answer to your question about the wedding card first thing in the morning! I didn't want you to think I was ignoring you. :) I had to take a picture, and still have to edit and explain it - but I'm going to get it ready to go! :)

Have a WONDERFUL evening! Be SURE to take the time to STAMP something - I am!!!!