Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

It's FRIDAY! You MADE it! :D

It's the end of the week - and time to show you my favorite card. When I designed this one, I made my mom come in from where she was working in the garden to see it. :D I hope you love it as much as I do!

Card stock: Whisper White, brushed silver

Ink: VersaMark

Stamp sets: Manhattan Flower, Word Play, Occasions Alphabet (inside)

Accessories: Big Shot, Label Collection Framelits Dies, silver and Iridescent Ice embossing powders, heat tool, dimensionals

It is SO pretty IRL!!! Book a party or come to a class, and see it for yourself! :D

OK, I'm outta here - three more performances! :) Have a WONDERFUL weekend, and be sure to MAKE the time to stamp something!!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Welcome to THURSDAY!

Tonight's opening night! WOO, HOO!!!! So excited. It's a fun cast to work with, and it's a melodrama, so lots of fun. :D Come boo at me! LOL!

OK, here's my almost-favorite card! :D

Is it just not too cute??? Guess what! It's a HYBRID card! The chick? I did it on MY DIGITAL STUDIO!!!!

Card stock: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight

Ink: Whisper White Craft

Stamp set: Grateful Greetings

Accessories: My Digital Studio + printer, ticket corner punch, 1/4" Whisper White taffeta ribbon, dimensionals, Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker

Cute and SIMPLE. How fun is it, knowing that - because I really don't have much call for baby sets - I can have this image, and print it any size I want?!?! YEA!!! :D

I'm outta here! Gotta rest up for tonight. :D Have a WONDERFUL day, and be SURE to stamp something!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wednesday is the middle! :D

Happy Wednesday! How's your week going? We have tonight off, because our director wants us to rest. ;D Uh, huh. There's no rest for the wicked - I mean weary. :D

Anyway! :D Here's the card. :D

Card stock: Certainly Celery, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla

Ink: VersaMark

Stamp sets: Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Sincere Salutations (inside)

Accessories: Label Collection Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Stampin' Pastels, cotton balls, Wild Wasabi embossing powder, heat tool, ticket corner punch

Yup, it's time to say it: I LOVE MY BIG SHOT! LOL!

I'm outta here - going to get to go to church with Kenn tonight! Yea! Have a wonderful day, and be sure to MAKE the time to stamp SOMEthing! :D

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

My next favorite card....

Good Tuesday Morning! I hope you're having a great week! :) Lines, costumes, and lines are on MY mind this week. Phew. :D I can't wait to do the show, tho - it's VERY demanding physically, and I've got a pretty big part. Come see me as the evil stepmother! :D I perform this weekend; next weekend, the part will be done by the incredible Paula Fox. Tickets are available - you can call the church at 615.444.0776 for information - for Thursdays ($9, show only), Fridays ($20, dinner and show), Saturdays and Sundays ($12, dessert and show). I would SOOOOOOOO love to see you there! :D

OK. Here's the card!

Isn't it fun? :D

Card stock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo

Inks: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, VersaMark

Stamp sets: Tiny Teacup, Occasions Alphabet (inside)

Accessories: rubber bands, acrylic brayer, 2-1/2" circle punch, decorative label punch, dimensionals, heat tool, Melon Mambo embossing powder

SUPER easy! And I think it's pretty cute. :D

OK, I'm outta here. Final dress rehearsal is tonight! EEP! :D

Have a WONDERFUL day - and be SURE to make the time to STAMP something!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Happy Monday - I hope! :D

Wow, what a weekend! We had a successful garage sale on Friday and Saturday, and since I was keeping the money, I worked it. And HOW! :D It was beautiful weather here in Middle Tennessee; I hope and pray all my friends and family - and yours, as well - in the path of this weekend's storms are safe and sound.

This week, every day will feature a card from last week's Quick Card Class. I'm going to do them in order of my faves - so the first one is my LEAST favorite. :D You'll have to wait until Friday to see my fave!!! And each post will be kind of short; my show opens on Thursday, so it's a BUSY week!!! :)

Without further adieu, here is today's!

Card stock: Basic Black, Whisper White

Inks: Basic Black, Basic Gray

Stamp sets: Sincere Salutations, A Note of Thanks (inside)

Accessories: Big Shot, Stripes embossing folder, Designer Frames embossing folder, corner rounder, dimensionals, sponge dauber

So, there ya go. :D Have a WONDERFUL day - and be SURE to take the time to STAMP something!!!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Good FRIDAY morning! Aren't you glad it's FRIDAY!?!? :D

Today's card is another we did for my party in March. I really, really love this one - and I think, for some reason, browns make great colors for sympathy cards.

Card stock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Stamp sets: Fabulous Florets, Word Play, Teeny Tiny Wishes (inside)

Accessories: Big Shot, Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dot Ribbon (LOVE this stuff!), Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder, clear embossing powder, heat tool, sponge dauber, dimensionals, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, sponge

And here's the inside:

I really, really like this card! I hope you do, too!

OH! We're having a garage sale today and tomorrow, LOADS of stuff. If you can come by between 8 and 2, please come see me! :D

Have a WONDERFUL weekend! Be SURE to take the time to STAMP something!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Good morning! Hope you're enjoying this week's posts so far! :)

Today's card is one I whipped up rather quickly - because I already had the card stock cut! (Remember the "He is Risen" card from last Friday?)
I got the Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders Set during Sale-a-bration, when I could get them for FREE with a $50 order! Yes, they had regular IB&C merchandise again this year - and you can bet your buttons I took advantage. :D This was the card I threw together within two minutes of pulling the frames out of the box! :D SO simple to make an elegant card with!!

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

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

OK, who doesn't love Cookie Monster?? :D I found one like this on Pinterest - how much fun is that site?!?! :D - and knew we had to do this, too. Our hostess club did this one! :) I did add the inking to the edges of the cookie, so I DID make it my own. :D

We used Pacific Point for Cookie, then obviously Whisper White and Basic Black for eyes and mouth. The cookie is Crumb Cake, sponged with the same ink, and speckled with - what else?!?!? Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker! :D

Have a WONDERFUL day! Be sure and MAKE the time to STAMP something!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Did someone say S'MORE?

Good morning! I hope you're having a fantastic week so far! :)

I know today's SEEMS to be an Easter project, but it doesn't HAVE to be. :D They make PEEPS for every holiday now, I think! LOL!We had a great time making these at my party two weeks ago, and I think they make adorable gifts!

SO. Products are pretty simple; Pretty in Pink card stock, ink, and 1/4" grosgrain ribbon. 2'3/8" scallop circle punch and 1-3/4" circle punch. Chocolate Chip card stock and ink, Very Vanilla card stock, and MY DIGITAL STUDIO to do the directions. We also used the Very Vintage jumbo wheel to decorate, dimensionals to pop the medallion up and to hold the contents in, and the 3"x5" cello bags were what we put the goodies in, of course. :)

Here's what it looks like when you open it up:

They're really just too cute for words. They'd make a fantastic birthday treat for a kids' classroom, or Sunday school treats, or or or! :D

OK, I'm outta here. Go STAMP something, will ya?!? :D

Monday, April 9, 2012

Look! TWO Mondays in a row! :D

I'm back! Did you have a wonderful Easter? I really hope so. I hope you got a chance to rest and relax with loved ones. I know we had the chance to take photos of families who were able to get together. So wonderful to see! :)

ANYWAY. I know it's past Easter, but I wanted to show this card off. :) It was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest; we did it at our hostess club, because I wanted to spend some extra time with the girls. :D

Card stock: Concord Crush, Whisper White, So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder, Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi

Ink: Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron

Stamps: Four Frames, Teeny Tiny Wishes, The Sounding Joy(see below; Stampin' Up! considers stamp sets from minis to be potentially in the new IB&C for a year after they're first released, so it's *technically* still there!)

Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Square die, Sweetest Stems Embosslit, bird punch, decorative label punch, eyelet border punch, dimensionals, 1/4" Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon, Just Add Cake DSP

Here's a shot of the inside! It's just a fun card. :)

OK, I'm outta here. Since I'm setting these up in advance - so I actually DO it! - there's a possibility I might have a new computer by now. If not, HOPEFULLY soon! )

Have a wonderful day! Be SURE and take the time to stamp something!

Friday, April 6, 2012


"He is risen, indeed!" is the response the early believers would give one another, to identify themselves. Today is Good Friday; remembering that He died for each and every person, each and every sin, in one of the cruelest and more horrible ways imaginable. Sunday, we get to celebrate His resurrection! Want more? ASK ME! :)

So, today you're getting the Easter card we did at a new group party last Saturday, and at my party last week! I really love it - and I think everyone else did, too. ) I did it in other colors below; I like the original best, but the other's pretty, too! :)

Card stock: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder

Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder

Stamps: HE IS RISEN (Occasions Mini); inside uses FOUR FRAMES and TEENY TINY WISHES

Accessories: Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Big Shot, sponge dauber, dimensionals

This was a HUGE hit. :) And of course, we used the Big Shot. :D You've missed me, haven't you? Then say it all together: I LOVE MY BIG SHOT! :D

Here's the second card I did; it uses Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, and Whisper White, and instead of just using Classic Ink on the medallion, I used VersaMark and Wild Wasabi Embossing Powder. :)

OK, I'm outta here! HAPPY EASTER!! (Oh, and please forgive any major typos; my laptop has now gotten a virus, and so I'm trying to keep blogging on my little netbook. I'm doing the photos on Kenn's computer, so it's all about availability! :D)

Make the time to STAMP something! :)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

One More Thank-You!

I so love my Big Shot! :D

This is the last one you'll see from the thank-you Quick Card Class; I really love the colors, and the simplicity! :)

The Top Note die is so very versatile!

Below is the inside! :)

I'd love to hear what you think! :) Now, make sure you take or MAKE the time to stamp something! :)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Love that medallion!

Here's another card from our thank-you Quick Card Class! I never tire of the medallion stamp; and I love Pacific Point and Whisper White. Such a clean, crisp combination!

As you can see, we used the scallop trim punch on the inside piece. It's the little touches that made an easy card seem a little more grand!

Here's the - and don't forget you can click on the photo to see it larger:

OK, I'm outta here again! :) Hope you're enjoying my being back! :D Have a WONDERFUL day, and be SURE to take the time to STAMP something!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

You are SOOOOOOOOO gonna want to check this out!

It's a SNEAK PEEK into the new Idea Book & Catalog! Lots of changes coming, so be on the lookout! THESE PRODUCTS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL, until the new IB&C is released in June! Go to my business site to order, 24/7! Just click the SHOP NOW button!

Isn't this fun?

This was one of the first things I ordered from the Occasions Mini - the doily Sizzlit for the Big Shot. Yes, it's an intricate cut, so it takes a little TLC after it gets run through, but I think it's worth it!

Don't ask me how I came up with this outrageous idea - I don't remember. LOL! We did it for our hostess club in January. The stamp image inside is from Greeting Card Kids.


Below is the inside!

Now, then. Y'll have a great day - and be SURE to take the time to stamp something!

Monday, April 2, 2012


Hi, y'all! Yes, it's been a LONG time - but I'm trying. :) Life is BUSY, BUSY. Stampin' Up! continues to bring out great stuff - and I'm having a great time showing people how great it is. :) Gotta tell you, the Big Shot is a HUGE attraction to people who haven't stamped before. And what do I always tell you? I LOVE MY BIG SHOT! :D

Anyway. Here's today's share!

Card stock: Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi

Ink: Early Espresso

Stamp set: Many Thanks

Accessories: DSP from the Winter Mini (sorry, but anything that coordinated would work!), Labels Framelits Dies, Big Shot

We did this for a thank-you Quick Card Class last year. :) It was a lot of fun! I LOVE the Framelits; they're awesome!

OK, I'm off. :) Have a wonderful day - and be SURE to take the time to STAMP something!