Friday, December 17, 2010

Album in a Day Sneak peak

This is half of one of the layouts for our Album in a Day Class. Click her for details. I love that little girl, she is so cute!!

Time is running out to register and receive the bonus Winter layout.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Have to have my Morning Cup!

They canceled School again today!! URG!!! I love my girls, but I was really looking forward to dropping Katie off at school this morning. The girls need a break from each other.
I thought I'd share a card my club did last month. Quick simple card.
Stamps: Morning Cup (w 116988 c 120489)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Newsprint DSP
Ink: Black stazon, Real Red marker, Crumb Cake marker.
Accessories: Black 5/8" Satin ribbon, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, word window punch, modern label punch.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Long but productive day!

Whew, it has been a long but very productive day. Annie and I completed all 5 Christmas layouts for the Holiday Album in a day class. I am so excited and proud of how they turned out. I can't show you the complete pages, you'll have to attend class for that, but I thought I'd share some bits and pieces to tease you. :)

What do you think? What to see more? Join us for class! See the post below for more details. If the class isn't an option for you we will be offering kits with all the supplies included. note: we can not include stamped images in kits, but you will receive all the die cuts and punched pieces.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holiday Album in a day.

Holiday Scrapbook in a DAY!
Saturday, January 8th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
RSVP by December 23rd for a special price and bonus layout
Class provided by Stacey Bowers & Annie Buchanan

How nice would it be to get your Christmas Pictures in a Scrapbook album right after the holidays? We'll be using the Christmas Cheer Simply Scrappin’ Kit, as well as lots of other papers and embellishments to make these fabulous pages! You'll complete 5 DOUBLE layouts, for a total of 10 pages.....and you'll have tons of fun! RSVP by December 23 and receive a bonus Winter Layout. The best news is that this is a perfect class for an experienced or beginning scrapper! Also, if you order the super cute Real Red Polka Dot scrapbook album, it will be here at the class waiting for you....and you'll be able to purchase it without tax and shipping....a $19.95 add on! Your class fee is $30, and includes all the supplies you'll need! (You will need to bring your own scissors and adhesive!)

This class would make a great gift for someone that has everything! Ask about our Holiday Album in a day Gift Certificate.

Day: January 8th

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Place: Greater Things Baptist Church

RSVP: December 23 (Only Paid RSVP's will be held) Cost: $30.00

Late Registration: December 29 (Late Registration fee is $35)

To register contact one of us:
Annie: (615) 517-4770

Stacey: (615) 797-2041

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Cute Christmas

I didn't really pay much attention to the A Cute Christmas stamp set when I first looked through the holiday mini, but there are just so many cute elements in the set that it won me over. This is yet another quick, easy card. Seeing a theme here? I should have stamped the Season's Greetings a little lower, oh well. Don't you just love the tensel trim? Makes me remember crafting when I was a kid.

BoldCardstock: Garden Green, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Candy Cane Christmas DSP.
Stamps: A Cute Christmas (w# 120825, C#121133) , Four the Holidays (#116921)
Ink: Garden Green, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, StazOn Jet Black.
Accessories: Silver Tensel, Scallop edge border punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/4" Circle punch.

Ok I have to get busy on my Christmas cards.... They should have already been in the mail!

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Girls meet Santa and Christmas class pictures

So my girls are 5 and 3 and they have not ever sat in Santa's lap. I know some of you will think that is horrible of me, but I ask them every year and they just look terrified so we don't make them. Well this year I thought it was about time to have a picture with Santa so I told them that they had to tell Santa what they would like for Christmas. They agreed and I am so glad! Katie was ready, Piper looked scared but I didn't give her a choice I just said "Hop in Santa's lap".

They both did great, and I finally have pictures of them with Santa. I think they turned out pretty cute.

They are having a little chat with Santa, I just love it!!

The next group of pictures are from Terrie's Christmas Card Class. What an awesome Girls Night Out!

These girls were seriously working on a card. From left to right: Laura (Miss I'm not crafty, but finished before everyone else and my cards look fabulous! She ended up taking advantage of the starter kit special too. Welcome to my group Laura!), Mary Alice, and Gilda.

Alicia, Hollie, and Terrie. Aren't they just so cute? I love them!

Stephanie, Annie (My awesome downline helping everyone!) Pam (she wanted to charge me $87.50 to post her picture, clever girl that's what the started kit cost last month! I didn't pay, but she signed up anyway) Nikki, and Brie. They were all hard at work and didn't have time to look at the camera.

I had a great evening stamping with these girls. They are so much fun. The whole house was full of chatter, laughing, and Christmas Music! Thank you Terrie for Hosting such a fabulous night!
Here is one of the cards that everyone made. The Santa is from the Jolly Old Saint Nick (wood#121711 clear#121321) stamp set in the mini catalog. There is a To: From: stamp in the set that that would be perfect to stamp in Santa's beard for Christmas tags. This set is only available until January 3, 2011 so if it's on your list you may want to act fast.
Thanks for listening to me ramble, Happy Stamping!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Medallion Christmas card

Wow, it's been a long time since my last post. I'm not sure where October or November went. I've been pretty busy with classes, workshops, and family the last couple months. I'll try to make it up to you. I've taken lots of pictures this morning and have plans to share them over the next week, so make sure you visit again. Ok so for the real reason you are here.... you want to see a project right? This is one of the cards we did at Mary Alice's Christmas Card Class Yesterday. Thanks Mary Alice! I think everyone had a great time!!

What do you think? It was quick and easy. We stamped the Medallion Background (#115223) on Baja Breeze cardstock with Whisper White Craft Ink (#101731). The Merry Christmas is from the All Holiday Stamp set (#114916) and is stamped in Night of Navy Classic ink. We also added a Clear Rhinestone Brad (#113144) for a little bling.
This is one of the cards we will be doing at my Christmas Card Class on Tuesday, December 7. If you are interested and need more details let me know. RSVP's are due Monday.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Big Shot Class

I'm ready to start decorating for Halloween, are you? This is one of the projects we will be making at my Big Shot Classes this coming Tuesday. Please contact me if you would like to attend and need more details.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Digital studio Videos

Stampin' Up! has video Tutorials for My Digital Studio? They are very informative. Click here to check them out. It really is an easy program to use. Trust me, if I can do it so can you! See how cute and easy your Holiday cards could be.
I simply dropped my picture in one of the templates provided. If you didn't like the colors, it's an easy change. Embellishments don't work for you, change them. You could change anything you wanted: colors, stamps, embellishments..... Or you could design your own from scratch. And SU! is constantly adding new downloads so there is always something new to play with.

Did you know that one of the Starter Kits options has My Digital Studio Software in it? The Digital Starter Kit is actually valued at over $320. Plus if you sign up before October 18 you will receive the Greenhouse Gala tote (valued at $34.95) for FREE.
My special bonus for anyone signing up before the end of September is a FREE Color Coach. Contact me for your password to join and you could get started today! The holiday season is a great time to earn extra money, or join my team and purchase all your Stampin' Up! holiday gifts at a 20% discount.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

In Color Ribbon Share and Color Kits

New Ribbon Share ~ I am now offering the In Color ½” Stitched-Poly Ribbon. This Unique ribbon with stitched edges gives your projects an eclectic look. The cost of for each share is $11.00; you are welcome to order more than one share. (Add $2 shipping if not a local pickup)

This Ribbon Share Includes approx. 15 yards of 1/2” Stitched-Poly Ribbon:
· Blushing Bride (pg 190) - approx. 3 yards
· Peach Parfait (pg 190) - approx. 3 yards
· Poppy Parade (pg 190) - approx. 3 yards
· Concord Crush (pg 190) - approx. 3 yards
· Pear Pizzazz (pg 190) - approx. 3 yards

If you are interested in taking part, contact me to get your name on the list. I have to have 5 members or shares taken before I can place the order.

Group one of the ribbon share is full. I am now taking orders for group 2.

Don't have In Color Cardstock or Inks yet to go with the ribbon? Consider a Color Kit....
Did you know that if you ordered the Cardstock and Classic Stampin' Pad In Color Kit $29.95 (120952) you are pretty much getting the Cardstock for 20 cents? That is just one of the great Color Kits in the Color Renovation check out the flyer by clicking here.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Starter Kit Techniques

Stampin' Up!'s Starter Kits are better than ever and at a lower price than in the past! You could get your business of to a great start with the items in your starter kit alone. Watch these videos provided by Stampin' Up! to get inspired. Click here for the link, there are 3 videos. (even if you don't want a ton of Stamping supplies at an unbeatable price you will want to watch the video's. They are full of great techniques!) Don't forget you will also receive the Greenhouse Gala Tote if you sign-up before October 18 (or while supplies last). And I have Color Coach for anyone that signs up with me this month. You will also receive training and coaching from me. :) I'm here to help! Before the holiday's is a wonderful time to get started with your business and earn some extra cash.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

What a Tote-Ally Awesome deal!!

What a Tote-Ally awesome deal!! Sign-up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and receive the Greenhouse Gala Tote FREE (valued at $39.95). I love, love, love mine! It holds everything I need for a workshop demonstration or a fun night stamping with friends. The Free tote offer is from September 1 - October 18 (or while supplies last).

Click here for more details on this promotion.

I am making a matching tag for anyone that joins my team this month.

If you have any questions about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please don't hesitate to ask. I would love to have you join my stamping team. As part of my team you will receive support and ideas to get you started. Contact me for your password and you could get started today.

First days of School

Where or where does the time go? My girls both started school last month. Katie started Kindergarten and Piper started a Parents Day Out program 2 days a week. I feel like I have been running ever since. Look how cute they are!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Scrap layout and Button Share

This is the Scrap layout that the Scrapers in my Stampers club did in June.

We used the level 2 Host set " Punched Posies" (Retiring at the end of August) out of the Summer Mini catalog to stamp the flowers and butterfly and then punched everything out with punches, no cutting, Gotta love that!! ok so we had to cut the leaves, but that was easy! The flower stems are 1/4" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon (111368). What a great way to add texture to a layout and use scraps of ribbon. Other embellishments for the page: Top note die for some journaling or maybe a special picture, and Designer Buttons, oh how I love the buttons! Did you know you can cut a tiny little sliver of matching cardstock and thread it through your button?

Ok so I have a weakness for buttons…. They just add that final touch to a card or scrap layout. I’d like to have a sample of all the new designer buttons. Would you like to join me? I am going to split the packs into 4 share spots. Each spot will receive 1 of each shape in each color from each color collection, (example you will receive 1 real red marbled button, 1 real red double circle, and 1 real red small flower) 72 buttons in all! The cost for each share is $11. Better deal if you’d like 2 of each button, just sign up for 2 spots for the special price of $20. Note: All prices already include shipping and taxes for pickup. If you would like your share to be mailed contact me and we will work out the shipping.

Note: I still have a couple spots left in my 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon Share if you are interested click here for the details.

Monday, August 2, 2010


Stampin’ Up!® has announced that from July 27-August 31 hostesses can earn an extra $25 in free merchandise when they host a workshop totaling $350 or more.

EEK!! Do the math.... That is at least $65 in free stuff and a level 1 or level 2 host set, not to mention the FREE Catalog and A girls night out stamping! I have a couple workshop dates left in August, so call me and we will set a date! Want to earn the free goods but don't have time for a workshop in August? How about a catalog party? Collect orders from your friends and family and then send them to me. You will still qualify for all the host benefits. If you have any questions, let me know, I'd be happy to help.

Stampin’ Up! and Tennessee’s Sales Tax Holiday….

If you live in Tennessee I'm sure you know about Tennessee’s Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend August 6-8, but did you know that some Stampin’ Up! items qualify? How about stocking up on Stamping supplies this weekend! The following items qualify:

Item # Description Price
100425 2-Way Glue Pen $3.50
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104331 SNAIL Adhesive Refill $4.50
103305 Dotto $12.95
100902 Dotto Refill $6.50
104045 Anywhere Glue Stick $3.95
104294 Sticky Strip $6.95
104430 Stampin' Dimensionals $3.95
103683 Mini Glue Dots $4.95
103579 Paper Snips $9.95
103179 Craft & Rubber Scissors $19.95
108360 Craft & Paper Scissors $29.95
101879 Watercolor Pencils $19.95
105021 White Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen $3.95
102845 Blender Pens $9.95
Various Stampin’ Write Markers (individual) $3.50
120948 Many Marvelous Markers New Color Kit $35.95
119801 Many Marvelous Markers In Color $14.95
119700 Many Marvelous Markers Subtles $28.95
119701 Many Marvelous Markers Regals $28.95
119702 Many Marvelous Markers Brights $28.95
119703 Many Marvelous Markers Neutrals $22.95
105394 Basic Black Stampin’ Write Journaler $3.50
110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue $3.95
120962 Stampin' Pastels $24.95
120963 Stampin’ Pastels New Color Kit $14.95

If you would like to stock up on any adhesives or take advantage of the tax-free markers, scissors, pens, pastels, etc please let me know. As an added bonus I am offering FREE Shipping for any amount orders shipped to me, or FREE Shipping for any orders over $50 shipped to you. This year's tax-free holiday weekend begins at 12:01 a.m on Friday, August 6th and ends Sunday, August 8th at 11:59 p.m. To receive my FREE shipping your order must be placed with me (phone or email) by 5pm on Sunday, August 8th. Please contact me if you have any questions. (If you already have a Demonstrator please order from her)

Stacey Bowers
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
(615) 797-2041

Big Shot Class

I had a big shot class Saturday and I hope the ladies had as much fun as I did. We made 4 projects using the Big Shot. The main point of the class is to become confident in using the Big Shot and which plates/pads to use with what die or folder. They asked lots of questions and were cranking like pros by the last project! Way to go Girls! See it isn't that hard. Here's a picture of the projects we made:

The Bear card is actually from my friend Mary Robinson (hi Mary!!) She sent it to me earlier the year when I was having all the Thyroid problems. It really did make me feel better that day! Some of the ladies stamped Happy Birthday on the inside to give to a small child, great idea! The Silver Butterfly is cut from a aluminum can (if you know my husband and I then it won't be any surprise to see Mt. Dew on the back side of it :)) I used my Craft and rubber scissors (103179) to cut the top and bottom off the can so I could lay it flat and run it through my big shot with the Beautiful Butterflies die (114507). We then used the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335) to add the dotted texture. A simple punch of the crop-a-dile (108362) and a Clear Rhinestone Brad (113144) to sandwich some galvanized wire between the butterflies and we have a cute recycled plant stake. The Birdhouse was made with the Mini Milk Carton Bigz L die (117310) two-step Bird (117191) and scallop trim border (118402) punches. The scallop circle card (sorry the picture is a bit, ok alot blurry) is a baby bib card. I used the Scallop Circle (113468) die and the Clear Circle (114533) die. The stamps sets used were Fox and Friends (117020 wood mount) and Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370). I'm not sure what I did before I had the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, I think I use it every chance I get. It's just a great go to set!! If you have any questions about any of the projects leave me a comment and I will do my best to help you out. If you are in the White Bluff, TN area and would like to attend my next big shot class click here to see my calender and get the dets.

Have fun stamping.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

New Stampin' Up! Ribbon Share available

Have you looked at all the new ribbons now available in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog? I just LOVE and want them all!!! So I’m going to offer ribbon shares to build up my stash! The First share I’m going to offer is the new 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon. The 1/8” taffeta ribbon is so pretty and is excellent for making little bows on cards and scrap layouts, because it lays nice and flat, no bulk!! A “Ribbon shares" is where you will split full packages with other ribbon lovers... but don't worry... I do all the work! After each group of 5 fills up, I order your products from Stampin' Up!, after receiving them I will bag them up for you to pick up. (If you need yours shipped just contact me and we will work the shipping details out) The cost of for each share is $19.00; you are welcome to order more than one share. Note: This is not a monthly commitment; you are only committing to take part in this ribbon share.

Ribbon Share Includes approx. 26 yards of 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon:
· Whisper White (pg 191) - approx. 2 yards
· Very Vanilla (pg 191) - approx. 2 yards
· Daffodil Delight (pg 191) - approx. 2 yards
· Pumpkin Pie (pg 191) - approx. 2 yards
· Pretty in Pink (pg 191) - approx. 2 yards
· Real Red (pg 191) - approx. 2 yards
· Rich Razzleberry (pg 191) - approx. 2 yards
· Night of Navy (pg 191) - approx. 2 yards
· Marina Mist (pg 191) - approx. 2 yards
· Certainly Celery (pg 191) - approx. 2 yards
· Old Olive (pg 191) - approx. 2 yards
· Early Espresso (pg 191) - approx. 2 yards
· Basic Black (pg 191) - approx. 2 yards

If you are interested in taking part, contact me to get your name on the list. I have to have 5 members or spots taken before I can place the order.

Monday, July 5, 2010

New Stampers Club Forming, Spots are limited!!

Get Free Stamps & more…Join a Stamper’s Club!

What is a stamp club?
A stamp club is a great way to both increase your stamping inventory slowly and economically as well as receive lots of member perks.

What are member perks?
Club members will receive:
* Free Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalog ($9.95 value)
* One Free club class a month ($15 value)
* Host Benefits during hostess month (minimum of a level 1 host set + $15 in free merchandise)

How does the club work?
Each month, club members will submit a minimum order of $25 by the 10th of the month. The “hostess” that month will earn hostess benefits based on total orders. Club members can attend 1 club class Free each month. There are 2 club classes to choose from… Card sampler or Scrapin’ class. Your choice and you can switch back and forth, your not tied down to one thing! There will be a one time $10 fee to help me cover the cost of the projects.

What will we do in each class?
During Card Sampler:
* you will make 6 full size, all occasion cards with envelopes (3 designs 2 of each)
* meets 3rd Thursday of every month (5:30-8pm)
During Scrapin’ class:
* you will make 2 12x12 scrapbook pages (usually a double layout)
* meets 3rd Thursday of every month (5:30-8pm)
(I may add a second date option of the 3rd Tuesday of every month if needed)

What if I can’t attend class?
Even if your schedule won’t allow you to make it to the classes, it’s still worth your while to join because you will receive all the hostess benefits (minimum of $40 worth) without having to host a workshop!
*Note: If you are not able to make class you will receive 3 cards from the card sampler. Made by me.

What if I want to come to more than one class?
You can always come to as many classes you’d like! As a member you will receive 1 class free, if you would like to attend more, you’ll simply pay the class fee.

When do clubs start, and how long do they last?
Clubs will begin in August, and signups begin NOW! They will continue in 6-month rotations, so if you join you are committing to order for 6-month period.

I’m in! When do I need to Sign up by?
You need to sign up for club by July 31st. Simply email me at or give me a call and tell me you’re in!

Sorry for now this is a local club only and you must pick up your club order.

Stacey Bowers Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
(615) 797-2041

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Supplies: Red, White & Blue Jumbo Wheel
Cardstock: Real Red, Pacific Point, Whisper White.
Ink: Real Red, Pacific Point
Accessories: Retired Real Red Striped ribbon (sorry, I had to get some stripes in there. It is a 4th of July Card!)
Hope you all have a safe weekend!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Friends Never Fade

This is the card I made for a Swap at the Stampin Sisters meeting last month.
I tried several times to get a good picture without flash, but I still got a glare! Sorry!! I used a new stamp set called Friends Never Fade. I also used the new Greenhouse Gala DSP (designer series paper), Baja Breeze Textured Cardstock, and Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon. I even broke out my sewing machine and stitched the pleating down. Here is a close up... What do you think?
I will try to take pictures of the swaps I received and post them in a couple of days. Have a safe weekend!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Color Renovation Color Kits

Color Renovation Color Retrofit Kits (July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011)
(Click here to see Flyer)
Retrofit your existing Stampin' Up! products with new color kits! Get all of Stampin' Up!'s new colors (and just the colors you need) without the expense of replacing products you already have.

The New Catalogs are Live!

To view Catalog click on the title link beside picture.

2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog

Definitely Decorative 2010

2010-2011 Celebrando Creatividad

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Last chance...

You only have 2 days left to order any stamp sets or accessory that is retiring on June 30, 2010. Also contact me for information on my cardstock special before the prices go up on July 1.

Monday, June 28, 2010

New Catalog Excitement!!

Earlier this month the Girls and I went to visit my friend Shannon and her new baby Emma. So stinking cute!! I'll try to post a picture of them later. While I was there Shannon received her new catalog. YIPPEE!! It was so exciting to look at the new catalog together in person, instead of on the phone. We'd point an ooh and aah, like Getty little girls. :) Katie, my 5 year old, snapped this picture of us. If you look close you can see little Emma's head right above the catalog. She was all comfy cuddled up to her mommy!

If you'd like to ooh and aah over the new catalog, join us for my Catalog Kick off on Tuesday, July 6th. Email me ( for all the details, but hurry the deadline to RSVP is July 1st.

Last chance to order these sets

I thought I would show you Katie's Birthday invitation from April.


I used Princess Time (116720), Introducing (114443) (great set I have used it a ton!!), and Sprinkles (115076) for the background. All three of the stamp sets I used will be retiring on June 30th. You can order them now at The colors I used were Pretty in Pink and Melon Mambo. I also use Dazzling Diamonds on the crown. What is a "Princess Party" without a little bling?

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Catalog Kickoff!!

Rescheduled for July 6. Please RSVP by July 5.

Ok so I realize it has been almost a month since my last post, all I can say is... It is summer and life happens. I'll try to catch you all up on my boring life later, but right now I'm excited about the new catalog and my Catalog Kickoff this coming Friday, July 2nd. Check out the cards we will be making using products from the new 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog.

The picture doesn't really do these cards justice. (sorry I just couldn't wait on the morning sunlight to take a picture).

If you are in the White Bluff, TN area contact me for more details on attending my Catalog Kickoff.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Last Chance List

Dates: June 1-30, 2010

Hundreds of products from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog and Definitely Decorative brochures are retiring. Check back here June 1, for a complete list of Last Chance stamp sets, Stampin' Around wheels, Definitely Decorative elements, and accessories.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

May Club Project

Thursday night was my Stampers Club night, I had a great time chatting and stamping with them. They are all wonderful ladies and I am so glad that they could all make it to class. I have been seeing these beautiful pansies all over the place, and being a big gardener myself, I thought it would be fun to try it out for one of our club cards. This is what I came up with:

Give Credit where credit is due!!! I was inspired by the very talented Gretchen Barron. I think the original creator is Dawn Olchefske , She has a nice video on how to make them.

If you are in the White Bluff, TN area and would like to attend next months class (June 17, 2010) let me know, We'd love to have you join us.

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Shimmery White (for the pansy)
Stamps: On Your Birthday
Punch: Butterfly
Accessories: Vintage Brads
Big Shot items: Finial Press Impressions Folder, Top Note Die, Little Leaves Sizzlet die

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Inventory Update

The Stampin' Up! inventory of Sage Shadow 12" x 12" card stock (item 107079) has been depleted and they are unable to order more. 8 1/2 x 11 Sage Shadow cardstock is still available as of this post, but retiring cardstocks are running low. If there is a color that you must have please don't wait long, I'm not sure how much longer they will last.

Reminder: The Retiring Stamp sets list and Retiring accessories list will be posted June 1st. The Accessories will be while supplies last, which will include all the retiring colors; ink, cardstock, designer series papers, ribbons, buttons, brads, etc. Get your list ready now and order early!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Women's Health Fair

I was asked to have a booth for the Women's Health Fair at Horizon Medical Center in Dickson, TN last Thursday. I had a wonderful time meeting all the women there. These are the bookmarks that I created for everyone to make. I just love the vintage look of them and the quotes couldn't be better!

Here is a close up of one of the tags, sorry it's a little blurry.

Stamp sets:
Bella Toile (111598), Favorite Thoughts ( Summer Mini 116968)
Classic Ink pads: So Saffron, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Naturals Ivory Cardstock (102316) So Saffron Cardstock
Accessories: Vintage Brads
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Two Tags Bigz Die, Scallop Circle Punch, Mat pack ,Paper-Piercing tool, Stamping sponges (to antique the edges)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Cottage Wall Scrap Layout

Today I thought I would share one of the Scrap layouts that my Stampers Club did last year. We even broke out the sewing machine to stitch the scraps of paper together. It adds a nice touch to the page don't you think? The pictures were of my Piper when she was 9 months old. She was having a blast pulling grass!

Stamps: Flower Fancy (111578)
Paper: Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry, Cottage Wall DSP
Big Shot, Flower, Daisies #2 die (114520), Serif Essentials Die (113464)
Classic Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry 1/2" polka-dot Ribbon, Jumbo Brad

Friday, May 14, 2010

Tropical Party Card class

Tropical Party Card Class
Thursday, May 27, 2010 @ 5:30 pm
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 5:30 pm

RSVP and submit payment by Wednesday, May 19. Only prepaid reservations will be held!

Join me for a tropical stamping class. In this class we will make 3 cards using the Tropical Party stamp set in the new Summer Mini Catalog and a super cute Designer tote to store your cards. Because we are using the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set you can make your cards for almost any occasion. All the supplies will be cut and ready for you to stamp and assemble at class.

Location: My Home in White Bluff, TN

You will have 3 options for this class.

Option A: $35 Includes Tropical Party Stamp Set (17.95 value), the Island Oasis Designer Series Paper (9.95 value), and all the supplies* to make 3 cards and a Designer Tote to store your cards.

Option B: $27 includes Tropical Party Stamp set ($17.95 value), and all the supplies* to make 3 cards and a Designer Tote to store your cards.

Option C: $15 includes all the supplies* to make 3 cards and a Designer Tote to store your cards.
*You will need to provide your own adhesive for class. A glue stick or tape runner will be fine.

**If the dates and time do not work for you book a private class. Contact me for more details.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Color Renovation

You may or may not have heard, Stampin up! announced last month a Color Renovation. I am so excited for the Color Change!! While I will miss some of the colors that are retiring, I am overjoyed about some of my favorite past In Colors returning as core colors and the 5 brand-new core colors. Check out the flyer for the New Color Collection (click here) that Stampin’ Up! will be offering in the New Catalog July 1, 2010. In order to make room for the new colors we will have to bid a Fond Farewell (click here) to some colors, 30 to be exact!

If you want to stock up on the colors that are retiring, I would highly suggest do so sooner than later. While Stampin’ Up! knew that everyone would want to stock up on retiring colors, the orders have been greater than anticipated and they may run out.

To order Stampin' Up! products online anytime click here (make sure you check out the clearance rack for savings of up to 60%)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Awash With Flowers

This is the Card that we made at Julie's Breakfast of Champions. We used the Sneak peek Awash with Flowers Stamp set. This set is only available this month, or you will have to wait until the new catalog comes out in July. Want to get it for FREE? Host a $350 Stampin' Up! party with me this month and you will receive the Awash with Flowers Stamp set (Clear or Wood-mount your choice) in addition to all the regular host benefits.

If you would like to order this set:
Item Description Price
117062 Awash with Flowers (wood-mount) $39.95
120549 Awash with Flowers (clear-mount) $27.95

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Simply Adorned

I am so excited to share my new Simply Adorned Charm and inserts with you. My oh so awesome upline, Julie Salva, gave us a challenge last quarter, the ones that meet the challenge were treated to a wonderful breakfast and we all received a Simply Adorned charm and chain. We made 3 inserts for the inside and a really cute card using the Awash with Flowers Stamp set, I'll share that tomorrow. Ok are you ready to see?

I'm not quite sure why I waited so long... isn't is Sweet? The best part is you can make endless inserts to match every outfit you have with scraps left over from the beautiful cards and Scrapbook pages you are making, Wink Wink. I think these would make great Mothers Day gifts. Would you be interested in a Simply Adorned Class? If I have enough interested, we will make a fun class. Leave me comment, or send me an email and let me know.

To view the Simply Adorned line, Click here Occasions Mini Catalog pg 17.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

New Digital Downloads for My Digital Studio

Punch up your My Digital Studio projects with eleven new downloadable images from Stampin′ Up! You will love these new punch images and stamp brush sets, and they’ll make a perfect addition to your My Digital Studio library.

To see these new images, Click here, then Click on Shop Now, there is a Digital Crafting option on the left side.

Item Number Name Price
121061 Vintage Overlay Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download $5.95
121062 Vintage Vogue Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download $3.95
121064 Well Scripted Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download $3.95
121066 Rough Type Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download $9.95
122131 Extra Large Two-Step Bird punch - Digital Download $0.95
122132 Extra Large Fancy Flower punch - Digital Download $0.95
122133 Medium Jewelry Tag punch - Digital Download $0.95
122134 Pinking Hearts Border punch - Digital Download $0.95
122135 Pinking Hearts Corner punch - Digital Download $0.95
122136 Scallop Trim Border punch - Digital Download $0.95
122137 Scallop Trim Corner punch - Digital Download $0.95

Make sure you check out all the Digital Downloads.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Test Results

Just an update for anyone interested. I received great news Friday. All the test results from my Thyroid were Benign. Hooray!! Big Sigh of relief. Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers through all of this.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Two-Step into Spring Promotion
(check out the pretty Flyer on the right side)

Promotion Dates: April 1-30, 2010

Promotion Details

Host a $350 workshop and receive the brand-new Two-Step Awash with Flowers stamp set FREE!

Item Description
117062 Awash with Flowers (wood-mount)
120549 Awash with Flowers (clear-mount)

Two-Step into spring with a sneak peek from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog! Be the first to add the Awash with Flowers stamp set to your collection.

Item Description Price
117062 Awash with Flowers (wood-mount) $39.95
120549 Awash with Flowers (clear-mount) $27.95

Plus, purchase spring-themed Two-Step Stampin' sets at 20 percent off the retail price--no additional purchase necessary!

Qualifying stamp sets are listed below:

Item Page Description Discount Price
113824 94 Greenhouse Garden $20.76
113734 98 Fifth Avenue Floral $19.96
111578 101 Flower Fancy $29.56
113258 112 Trendy Trees $14.36

How to tie Pretty Knots and Bows

Surgery went well and I am trying to get back in the grove of live. I have a follow-up appointment this afternoon, we will find out the results of my thyroid test. In the mean time I have a video to share with you. If you have ever had trouble tying a nice knot or bow you will find these tips from Stampin' Up! employee, Ellen Richards useful. I still have 2 Satin Ribbon Shares available if anyone is interested. Click here for details.

Friday, March 19, 2010

I'm still here!

Sorry for not posting in so long. It has been pretty busy at our house. Long story short; In January at my yearly checkup my Doctor was concerned about the size of my thyroid, so after several ultra sounds, multiple visits with specialist and 2 biopsies it has been determined that the best coarse of action is to remove my Thyroid. My surgery is scheduled for Monday, March 22. I will have to stay in the hospital overnight, and for those of you that know me, know that the hardest part for me is being away from my girls. Thankfully my MIL is able to stay with us for the week and help us out.

Ok now that we have that out of the way on to why you are here in the first place, to see a cute project! My Friend Shannon is a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is Oneida, TN. She is pregnant and is due April 6th. This is the adorable invitation that she helped her friends and family make for her Shower. (the pictures are a bit dark, sorry)

Isn’t it so cute? Stamp sets she used were Warm Words (115108) and the retired Wild About You stamp set (I think the Fox and Friends (117020) set from the mini would be a good substitute set.). She also used the Scallop Circle, and 1 ¼” punches to make the neck and leg holes.

The next card is one I made last night. I had been making a card using the Country Morning Level One host set and thought it would be cute to just have the little chick on a card.

I know it is plan but sometimes I like the simple one layer cards. The inside says “Happy Easter”. I used my Aqua painter to color the image with So Saffron, More Mustard, and Basic Gray ink.

I’ll try to post again soon.

ps Sale-a-Bration ends March 31, 2010. If you don’t already have a demonstrator that you use and would like to place an order I will be happy to help. If you would like to receive over $380 in stamping supplies for $169. Give me call and we will talk.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Stampin' Up! Quilt Square

Check out the awesome quilt block that Stampin' Up! has shared with us. All the shapes are cut out using the Big Shot! You can cut 8 layers of quilt fabric at all at once using the Big Shot. Huge time saver!!!


•Sizzix Big Shot
•5-Point 3D Star Bigz die
•Scallop Circle #2 Bigz die
•Background fabric (two 10" x 10" squares)
•10" x 10" square 100% cotton batting
•Ric-rac (6")
•Sewing machine and thread


1.Die cut four pieces of fabric using Big Shot and 5-Point 3D Star Bigz die. Round off hard edges.
2.Die cut two large scallop circles using Big Shot and Scallop Circle #2 Bigz die.
3.Die cut one small scallop circle using Big Shot and Scallop Circle #2 Bigz die.
4.Insert cotton batting between two squares of background fabric and sew together using sewing machine and thread.
5.Sew four flower petals (from 5-Point 3D Star Bigz die) to square. Fold large scallop circle in half and adhere to bottom of flower petals.
6.Fold small scallop circle in half, then fold over part way to create one gather. Adhere to bottom of flower using sewing machine and thread.
7.Adhere ric-rac stem to square using sewing machine and thread.
8.Create leaf by cutting large scallop circle in half, then folding inner edge, and sewing each half on square.
9.Wash and dry to give shabby-chic look.

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 15:58:08