Autumn Splendor Candle

Even though it's trying to cool down in Phoenix, we are still looking at highs in the 90's this coming week. The mornings have been simply beautiful though, and you can finally feel the temps start to drop when the sun goes down.... so according to Phoenix standards, we are heading into our season of Autumn!
This candle was one of the projects we did in our last Technique's Class. We learned how to "stamp" on candles, and in this case, we heat embossed the leaves from Autumn Splendor in gold embossing powder. Some of us sponged autumn colors on the tissue paper before adhering it to the candle - others left it alone after embossing the images, and still another stamped in Versamark, then an autumn-colored ink and embossed - it was equally beautiful any way it was done. We also played with shrink plastic to make the ribbon tags. I love how small the images became - they are too cute!

I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend - take care!


A Couple More for Christmas

Here's a couple more cards using the pre-packaged eyelet cards I briefly spoke about in the previous post. The beautiful, contemporary reindeer stamp is called Dasher and can be found on the last page of the main catalog. It was stamped in Night of Navy ink. The snowflake is stamped in Bashful Blue ink, and it comes from the Level 1 hostess set, Patterned Pines. It was stamped on the cardfront repeatedly without re-inking, so that you end up with snowflakes of different shades.... a very pretty 3-D effect! A line of silver brads accent the left side of that card.

The snowmen stamp is from the Level 3 set, The More the Merrier, and the snowmen's scarves and nose were colored in with a Real Red and Only Orange marker. A quick and cute splash of color!! A strip of knotted ribbon finishes off that little panel, and Real Red cardstock backs the eyelet area to "Pop" that eyelet pattern.

Have a great Friday! :)


Two for Christmas

Hello! A quick post for today to show you a couple of Christmas cards made mostly from products available in the Holiday Mini catalog. The white cardbases are from pre-packaged eyelet border cards found in a big box store. I added strips of cardstock to make the eyelet border pop a bit. On the left, the colors are Rich Razzleberry, with the Level 1 Hostess set from the mini called Patterned Pines. The ink was stamped in Versamark, then inked, and heat embossed with Iridescent Ice, so it's super sparkly IRL. The snowflakes were die-cut from the Merry Details Sizzlet and adhered with brads on the side. I love this card!

The card on the right used Garden Green cardstock with the Delightful Decorations ornament heat embossed with Versamark/Real Red ink and Iridescent Ice embossing powder. This was punched out with the Ornament punch and popped up with dimensionals. The pine stamp came from a retired stamp set (sorry, can't remember the name offhand) and was stamped repeatedly to create a branch. I used a small length of the silver cording to complete the hanging ornament. The sentiment comes from Four the Holidays.

I hope you have a great day!


Melon Silhouette

Hello again! Today's sample is a shoebox swap project brought in by one of my sidelines, and I loved how bold and bright these colors are together. Plus, I don't have that SU exclusive Finial Press embossing folder (yet!) and was very happy to play with it. Yep, that folder is going on my next order! It is sssoooo pretty!!!! :)
I hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by...
Stamps - Pocket Silhouettes
Paper - Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink - Old Olive, Melon Mambo
Accessories - Scallop Edge punch, Melon Mambo ribbon, Big Shot, Finial Press embossing folder


Autumn Pheasant

Happy Friday to you! This card has a very easy technique using torn post-it's and sponging on Whisper White cardstock to create layers in the ground. TIP - sponge the upper ground area first (the line of sponging that the pheasant is walking on in Close to Cocoa ink), then move your post-it upward at an angle to create your "second" layer, then up further to create the last layer. Turn this around so that the ground is on the bottom of your cardfront and use another torn post-it to protect your ground to sponge your sky background (I used Bordering Blue, Summer Sun and Pumpkin Pie inks). I stamped the wheat stalks from Autumn Days and a floral selection of Pocket Silhouettes in Black and Close to Cocoa inks, then the Pheasant in Black ink. The pheasant was colored in with various markers, and a white gel pen was used to create the white band on the pheasant's neck.

This was matted with Really Rust (with the edge distressed with the cutter kit), white, and Only Orange cardstock, then adhered to a Black cardbase.

I hope you are having a nice Friday, and I'll see you again soon.

Stamps - Autumn Days, Pocket Silhouettes
Paper - Whisper White, Really Rust, Only Orange, black
Inks - Black, Close to Cocoa, Bordering Blue, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, markers for coloring
Accessories - sponge dauber, post-it notes, white gel pen, cutter kit


Embossed Vellum

Howdy! Today's card features the large flower from Eastern Blooms that was stamped in Versamark/Melon Mambo on white cardstock, then heat embossed with sparkly Iridescent Ice embossing powder. These 3 flowers were cut out and set aside. I stamped the flowers again on the vellum with just Melon Mambo, and heat embossed them immediately with clear EP. The vellum was matted a couple times with Pixie Pink /Crushed Curry cardstocks, and a paper piercer was used to make holes for the gold brads. This was put on a cardbase that had the Razzleberry Lemonade/Whisper White/Crushed Curry cardstock in layers. Finally, the 3 cut-out flowers were popped up with dimensional popdots and arranged on top of the vellum.

I hope you enjoy today's card, and that you are having a very nice day out there... see you soon!

Stamps - Eastern Blooms
Paper - vellum, Pixie Pink, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Razzleberry Lemonade
Ink - Versamark, Melon Mambo
Accessories - heatgun, Iridescent Ice & clear embossing powder, gold brads, dimensional popdots, paper piercer



Hello again.... I was up at 4:15 this morning in order to get one of my daughters to school by 5:30 - she's enjoying Science Camp for a few days, and I miss her already! :) My boys have already done this outing and other extended trips, and I realize these little getaways help prepare us for when they're finally out on their own. However, I already know that I am going to have such a hard time dealing with the "empty nest" syndrome, so to preoccupy myself after my other kids went off to school, I thought I would spend some time on my blog. I changed it to a 3 column format a couple days ago, so I played with that alittle more. There's tons of info about how to do this on the internet, and I used a tutorial from "The Cutest Blog on the Block" - it's a pretty nice site for general blog help. And, I've got some projects lined up for sharing over the next several days, so I hope you are able to check in from time to time.

Here's a rather quick card created with the "Made 2 Last" stamp set. I stamped the pocket first on Whisper White cardstock using Ballet Blue ink. I did use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to place the stitching outline stamp over the blue jean pocket, then placed a post-it note along the top of the pocket. I stamped the flowers randomly in Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo inks. I stamped 6 more flowers on some scrap white cardstock in Melon Mambo ink and cut them out. These were popped up with dimensional popdots after I used a Green Galore marker to color in the leaves on all the flowers. The Celebrate stamp was done in Rich Razzleberry, then the edges of the cardfront was sponged in Crushed Curry to define the edges a bit. This was mounted on a white cardstock mat, then glued to a Melon Mambo cardbase.

Have a great day!

Stamps - Made 2 Last
Paper - Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Inks - Ballet Blue, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Green Galore marker
Accessories - dimensional popdots, sponge, StampAMaJig, post-it note


Pretty Punch Ornament

Hello again - I know it's been a while since I posted. It seemed like posting on my blog always fell further down on my daily "to-do" list - and time management has never been one of my strong points. I figured that having the kids back in school would free up some time for me, but it only allowed the other things that I've neglected to finally get some proper attention, KWIM?

Anyhow, the Holiday Mini Catalog has been released, and this little project uses three items that are now available, the Delightful Decorations ornament stamp set, Ornament punch and silver elastic cord. This little ornament was so easy to make... I inked up the stamp in Versamark, then Real Red ink, and stamped it on Whisper White cardstock. This was heat-embossed in Iridescent Ice embossing powder, then the whole process was repeated so that I had 8 stamped pieces. (Don't forget to clean your stamp each time, or you'll end up with Real Red Versamark!) Each image was punched out with the Ornament punch, and folded in half. I used Mono Multi glue to adhere each 1/2 section to another 1/2 section. Before gluing the last two sections together, I cut a 5 inch length of the Silver elastic cord and tacky taped the ends inside to create the loop for hanging. Boy, does this little ornament sparkle when it moves!

Stamps - Delightful Decorations (item # 116517)
Paper - Whisper White
Ink - Versamark, Real Red
Accessories - heat gun, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Ornament punch (item #116794), silver elastic cord (item # 109866)


CAS Take Flight

Happy Saturday!
Today's post is one geared toward Clean and Simple (CAS). I made a set of these on Stampin' Up! notecards with envelopes, and it has no additional layers of cardstock. I added a sponged background in So Saffron ink to give the card a pretty contrasting color with an illusion of a layer. This was done by cutting out a rectangle in scrap paper and sponging the opening that was made - easy and simple! The butterfly and sentiment were stamped with the assistance of my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig along the side and bottom. The flower centers one this card have little rhinestones added for flair. The envelopes were stamped in the lower left corner with the small butterfly from this stamp set to really coordinate the whole project.
I hope you are enjoying your weekend... see you next time!
Stamps - Flight of the Butterfly
Paper - Whisper White notecards with envelopes, scrap paper
Ink - melon mambo, so saffron, pixie pink
Accessories - craft knife, ruler, rhinestones, SAMJ, sponge


Technique Tuesday class projects

Hello again...

I wanted to post the cards that we made at our Technique Tuesday class this week. It was alot of fun to get together with this special group! If you are in the Phoenix metro area, you are invited to attend. It is held on the last Tuesday of every month in my home, and we go over 3 techniques at each class. More specific details can be found HERE.

Technique - Markers over Vellum
Stamps - Petal Pizzazz
Paper - Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Vellum, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP collection
Inks - Craft White, Melon Mambo marker
Accessories - White embossing powder, heatgun, Melon Mambo ribbon, brads, paper piercer & mat

Technique - Faux Pinwheel
Stamps - Sincere Salutations
Paper - So Saffron, Old Olive, Whisper White, Tall Tales DSP collection
Inks - Old Olive
Accessories - 1 3/8 inch square punch, Button Latte flower button, linen embroidery thread, glue dot

View of completed card ^

View with card insert removed ^

Technique - Criss Cross Card (an awesome Fun Fold technique!)
Stamps - Season of Joy
Paper - Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Holiday Treasures DSP & Ski Slope DSP collections (both retired)
Ink - Real Red
Accessories - gold brads, paper cutter, dimensional popdots, SU punches: Scallop Circle, Round Tab, 1 3/8 inch circle, 1/2 inch circle, 1/16 inch hole punch

I am really looking forward to sharing next month's projects with the group - I've already begun preparations! I do hope you consider joining us for a fun evening!

Well, gotta run, and I'll post again soon... ta ta!


Fun Foam Flowers

I really love having my Big Shot machine to help make projects quickly! I needed to make 8 of these cards to swap with some ladies at my upline's meeting last week, and the Big Shot and the Flower Daisies # 2 die helped make 24 of these flowers in less than 10 minutes. They were created out of white adhesive-backed fun foam (you can purchase the fun foam this way - saving lots of time and mess!), and these flowers are the small daisy on the die (there are 3 sizes altogether). Did you know the Big Shot can cut through 50 different types of materials? Yep, it's versatile and amazing!!! :)

I used a strip of patterned paper from the Razzleberry Lemonade collection, and a Pumpkin Pie block on white cardstock for my cardfront. I did slide two "photo corner" punched pieces under the DSP to bring the pumpkin color over to the left side, and tied a piece of Rich Razzleberry polka-dotted ribbon around. I stamped the sentiment from Sincere Salutations in Rich Razzleberry ink in the lower right corner and glued this onto my Rich Razzleberry cardbase. Before attaching my flowers, I used a 1/2" circle punch to create 3 circles from Rich Razzleberry cardstock for my flower centers. I glued the circles down, then applied the adhesive-backed fun foam flowers on top. Finally, I filled the flower centers with Crystal Effects about 1/3 the height of the foam, and dabbed the end of a toothpick in some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to mix with the Crystal Effects. It's so sparkly!!!

It took just alittle over 2 1/2 hours to make the 8 cards assembly-line style, so that's about 20 minutes a card from start to finish. Not bad at all in my book for something that is homemade and looks nice! I hope that you are having a great weekend - and for those of you who attend my Technique class, don't forget our meeting in a couple days.... see you all soon!


Waterfall Scene

Hello and Happy Friday to you! Today's card is my first go at a waterfall. It utilizes the abstract background technique that I posted about earlier this week. You can see my quick tutorial HERE. This technique was used to create the sky in Bashful Blue and sides of the mountain hillside in Close to Cocoa (with a bit of sponging around the paper edge in Creamy Caramel. The technique was also the basis of the waterfall which was done in Ballet Blue. I drew in the rocks free-hand with a black marker, then colored in with Creamy Caramel and Close to Cocoa markers. I used the Bashful Blue and black marker to create the lines within the water to mimic water flowing over the edges. The white puffs of clouds and sprays of water were created with the edge of a sponge dauber and White Craft ink, then heat-embossed with white embossing powder. I used a touch of white gel pen to add contrast to some of the water. I stamped the large pine tree from the Lovely as a Tree set several times on each side in Handsome Hunter and Black ink. A Soft Suede marker was used for the tree trunks and shadings around the water's edge. I finished up by matting the scene and adding copper brads in the corners.

So whatcha think? It's not quite what I was envisioning when I started, but I enjoyed the creative stretch and learned a bit for the next time. I double-dog-dare-ya to try something new today, too! See ya next time... :)

Stamps - Lovely as a Tree
Paper - white, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip
Inks - Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Craft White, markers
Accessories - copper brads, white gel pen, sponge daubers, heatgun, white embossing powder


Primary Colored Birthday

Greetings! My youngest daughter just celebrated a birthday... Happy Birthday, Sweetie! I made this card with bright and happy primary colors for this fun occasion. These stamps come from the Party Hearty stamp set.... see below for an image. Each stamp was selectively colored in with Stampin' Up markers before stamping direct-to-paper onto the white cardstock. This is a great technique that I use often, and the trick to stamping a multi-colored image in one step is to simply remember to breathe on ("huff" on) the stamp after coloring ~ the moisture from your breath will reactivate the water-based ink to prepare it for stamping.

If you've got some birthday's coming up, and you need a versatile stamp set - this would be a great set to consider! Here's an image with all the stamps that come with Party Hearty:

Party Hearty ($26.95) item # 111532

Also, I used my Big Shot and a "new-to-this-catalog" Sizzlet called Curves Ahead for the arrow. I used the large arrow on that die with the card above. The scallop circle and cut-out candles were popped up with Dimensionals. If you're interested in the Curves Ahead Sizzlet, here's a picture for you:

Curves Ahead Sizzlet ($5.50) item # 115974

Remember, you can shop anytime on my Stampin'Up website. Thank you for visiting today, and I'll see you again soon.
Stamps - Party Hearty
Paper - Green Galore, Real Red, White
Inks - (all SU markers) Lovely Lilac, YoYo Yellow, Only Orange, Green Galore, Real Red
Accessories - Big Shot, Curves Ahead Sizzlet, dimensional popdots, SU punches: scallop circle, word window, 1 1/2 inch circle


A Bug's Life

Because my dad was in the Air Force, we had an opportunity to live in the Phillipines for almost 3 years when I was a little girl. It was an amazing place, and I think about my experiences there quite often. I learned to ride horses, braved through typhoons (once, a typhoon's eye went right over Clark AB - we played outside for a short while it was passing overhead), and survived a terrible infection from a knee injury. I learned the truth about Santa Claus here, and found that my favorite toys in the whole world were Legos. Being a tropical chain of islands, the Phillipines gave me a real introduction to BUGS, and I mean, bugs of all kinds!!! My favorites to play with and keep as "pets" were praying mantis, and to this day, I still have a fondness for them.

My youngest daughter isn't too squeamish about most bugs, either, and I'll find her playing with them from time to time. When I saw this unfinished box at Michaels for less than a buck, I thought it would be a great "bug" box! It measures about 2 x 3.5 x 2 inches all around, and has a screened & hinged lid on top.

To start, I removed the front hardware/clasp and used acrylic paint for the very top of the box. Even though it's dark in the photo, in real life, the paint is a pretty close match to Rich Razzleberry. The angle of the photo throws the color off a bit. I trimmed Tall Tales Designer Series Paper to size on all four sides (including the lid pieces), and stamped the butterfly & word trail from the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink. The butterfly dots were colored in with a white gel pen. When it was dry, I used ModgePodge to glue the papers on, then rubbed the sanding block on all edges. Little flowers were stamped on both sides using the same acrylic paint (you can see a truer version of the paint color better there), and applied a final coat of ModgePodge. I finished up by gently hammering the hardware back into position...

I hope I didn't make you queasy talking about bugs today, but don't ya think this would make a cute little gift for any budding entomologist?! My little girl thinks it's "the bee's knees"! OK, I couldn't resist - have a great day! :)


A Happy Wish

The last day of summer vacation is here! My boys are groanin' - the girls are thrilled... (I am siding with my girls on this one!). My "to-do" list is a mile long, and I really should be focusing on it, so my post will be a quick one today... Anyhow...

This very simple card was created using the kissing technique. If you're not familiar with this technique, you can click the link to see a step-by-step tuturial by Beate Johns over on SCS. I wanted to add some texture to the solid flower & leaves from the Petal Pizzazz stamp set, so I used stamps from Circle Circus stamp set to bring out some patterns. The flower stem is a stamp from Flight of the Butterfly. I swiped the edges of the white main panel against my Lovely Lilac inkpad. This was matted and placed on a white cardbase. Lastly, a half-back pearl was attached with a gluedot.

Have a terrific Sunday, and I'll see you again very, very soon. :)

Stamps - Petal Pizzazz, Circle Circus, Flight of the Butterfly
Paper - Lovely Lilac, Whisper White
Ink - Lovely Lilac, Lavender Lace, Old Olive
Accessories - half back pearl, gluedot


Abstract Season

Happy Saturday! This is the last sample of the Abstract Background technique that I have to show you. I actually made this card after creating the Abstract Background tutorial a couple posts ago, so my card colors are pretty much the same ones used for that post. I used a different stamp set - this one is called Season of Friendship, and it's so pretty for autumn cards. One of the stamps in this set has a set of three leaves, and I used my markers to color each leaf before stamping. Doesn't it make a pretty background paper? The sentiment was stamped and punched out with the Modern Label punch, and I added a bit of depth with sponging along the edge of it and the background paper. The sentiment was matted and adhered to the cardfront with dimensional popdots. I cut out one set of leaves and glued it to the top of my sentiment for interest. The button has a bit of twine tied through it, and it is attached with a popdot.
I hope that you have a most enjoyable weekend - I have a birthday celebration to attend where there will be lots of Japanese food to eat.... YUM! See you next time... :)

Stamps - Season of Friendship
Paper - Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Dusty Durango
Ink - Summer Sun, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, SU markers: Summer Sun, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa
Accessories - Big Shot, Top Note die, Modern Label punch, sponge, button, twine, dimensional popdots


Abstract Sunrise

Hello Again! Here's another card utilizing the Abstract Background technique described in my last post. This one was made for my Dad, so I tried not to get too "frilly" and kept it on the simple side.

I started this scene first by stamping/tapping a straight line across most of the Whisper White cardstock with the Bashful Blue inkspot. I added a post-it note above the horizon so that my random stamping with the Bashful Blue inkspot wouldn't cross into the sunrise portion above. After making the water by tapping the inkspot randomly around, I removed the post-it note and reapplied it on top of the newly-created water. This was done to protect it from the sunrise scene that was made next... The sunrise was stamped by tapping the inkspots from lightest color to darkest using Summer Sun, Apricot Appeal, Pale Plum, Almost Amethyst and Ballet Blue inkspots. I removed the post-it note, then used my Close to Cocoa inkspot to create my cascading hillside down the left side and across the bottom of my scene. I finished up by stamping the sentiment & deer from the Nature Silhouettes stamp set, and a floral selection from Pocket Silhouettes in Chocolate Chip ink. This was matted with several layers of cardstock, white brads were inserted, then the whole thing was adhered to the cardfront.

I hope you enjoy my additional sample of the Abstract Background technique. It really is easy to create, and I love how unique it looks! I have one last sample to show you tomorrow, so I hope you get a chance to drop in...

With my kids starting school next week, I need to go do my part in stimulating the economy with some back-to-school purchases! Cha-ching!!! ~8)

Have a super weekend!!


Abstract Background Tutorial

I was playing around with my Stampin' Spot inkpads one day and thought this abstract blending of one color into the next was pretty and unusual, so I made a card with it utilizing the technique for my background on this card. It's so easy to do - just simply start tapping the inkspots randomly from lightest color ink to the darkest.

You can see the whole step-by-step process in pictures below... First, I punched a 1 3/8inch circle from a post-it note and started tapping the Summer Sun inkspot around...

Then I added More Mustard....

Then Pumpkin Pie...

And finished up with Really Rust...

After removing my circle post-it, I filled in the white space with Summer Sun again, and it naturally saturated the center and created a nice halo effect for the sun...

Lastly, I stamped the solid butterfly and floral sprig from the ever-beautiful Great Friend stamp set in Chocolate Chip ink.

I finished the card with matting and alittle bit of sewing. I did lightly sponge Ruby Red ink on the outer edge of the Top Note diecut... just because I like sponging! Tee hee.... However, I tried to keep this one simple so that you could see the technique more clearly. Here's the finished card once again... I have a couple more samples of this technique to share with you, so I hope you can visit again soon. Take care! :)


Current Specials through August...

Wow, I'm back! It's been a whirlwind summer for myself and my family. I'm sure it's been the same for you... Happily, things should start to settle back down for us into a more manageable (and predictable) routine, now that my kids are heading back to school on Monday. I think each one is happy about returning back to school (though my boys WON'T admit that out loud!).

Before I start getting back into the projects I'd like to share with you, I wanted to take this opportunity today to mention that Stampin' Up has wonderful variety of promotions this month.

The Mini Starter Kit is still available for your consideration! If you are someone who loves to purchase Stampin' Up products, and you'd like to get all these goodies at a discount (or even earn items Free when you attain certain goals!), then this is the perfect opportunity for you! If you love to create and share your projects and excitement with others, then this is the perfect opportunity for you! If you'd like to make extra money to pay some bills or support your wonderful hobbies, then this is the perfect opportunity for you!

If you felt compelled by any of the reasons above (or all of them!), and you'd like to do it based on your own schedule, then won't you consider joining the Stampin' Up Family? The Mini Starter Kit is just $85 through August 31st, and you'll receive these wonderful items (or substitute with like items and customize your kit!) -
  • For All You Do stamp set
  • In Color Classic Stampin' Pads (6)
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Business forms and tools
Or if you want to buy the standard $199 Starter Kit, in addition to the supplies listed below, you'll get all six of the new In Color Classic Stampin' Pads and one pack of In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")--a $43 value! The standard Starter Kit includes
  • Five stamp sets
  • A Stampin' Around wheel, handle, and ink cartridge
  • Stampin' Pastels
  • Card stock
  • Eastern Blooms Décor Elements and applicator tool
  • Five Classic Stampin' Pads
  • VersaMark Pad
  • Stampin' Scrub and Mist
  • Blender pens
  • Business forms and tools
Contact me for the special password to be able to sign up through my Stampin' Up website at If you prefer, we can also snail mail the application, simply send me an email and request the form.

Another August special that Stampin' Up is offering is the Growing Up Promotion! Spend $35 on stamp sets from the Growing Up section of the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog (pages 74-90) and receive a FREE package of Designer buttons--a $7.95 value! Eligible buttons are listed below.
Item # Page Description Retail Value
116313 181

Playground Designer buttons

116312 181

Sherbet Designer buttons

114333 181

Button Latte Designer buttons


There is no limit to the number of free buttons you may earn. For every $35 you spend on Growing Up stamp sets, you will receive a free package of Designer buttons!

For those of you with little ones runnin' around, Stampin' Up has an adorable Décor Elements Growth Chart available just for you! Click the link to see it up close - it's just too cute for words! When you purchase the brand-new Décor Elements Growth Chart (only available August 1-September 30), you'll receive a free applicator tool as a bonus with your purchase (a $1.95 value).

Item # Description Price

Décor Elements Growth Chart


Lastly, the Country Living Summer Cookout Kit is available at a 40% discount! Click the link to see all the fabulous items included in this kit to make your celebration one to remember!!

You can place your online order through my Stampin' Up website, or send an email to let me know your order at I hope that you are having an enjoyable summer - autumn is just around the corner, and I look forward to getting back into my own "normal" routines and posting regularly once again. Take care and I hope you can come back tomorrow - I have an easy and abstract background technique that you may find very interesting!


Stampin' Up! YouTube Videos

Hello again - a very quick post for today. I just wanted to send a quick reminder that you can view some wonderful videos made by Stampin' Up! representatives here at this link -

There's awesome ideas for home decorating, gift giving, and neat techniques to try out, so be sure to check it out! Take care and I'll be back soon. :)


Giving Love and Support

Well, I mentioned in my previous post that I was going to dig around in my stash to figure out what I would be working on during Scrapbook Day - but then I read an email from a dear friend whose FIL is very, very ill. She and her husband know that I've been thinking and praying for strength and recovery for their father and their family, but I felt moved to make a card for them anyhow. This card utilizes the faux layering technique and was achieved by lots of sponging, torn post-it notes and a bit of masking with the tree and strands of grass around the deer silhouette. I wanted to have a lower border with a floral selection from Pocket Silhouettes, yet have another scene on the cardfront in addition to not having the bulk of additional layers, so the faux layering technique was the perfect choice. I'm very pleased with this card... perhaps it is a bit unusual, but to me, it conveys warmth, strength and serenity. I extended the floral border to the inside of the card with plenty of room to write some thoughts before giving them this card.

I will be back soon to post the things I make during Scrapbook Day.... I have no idea what I'm going to do yet, so I guess I'll close and poke around my craft room a bit. Take care, and let the ones you love know it, and that you are always there for them! See you next time.... :)

Stamps: Nature Silhouettes, Pocket Silhouettes, Sentiment from Friends 2-7
Paper: Blush Blossom, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke
Ink: Chocolate Chip, black, Cameo Coral, More Mustard, Always Artichoke
Accessories: post-its, sponge dauber, brads


Happy B-Day, Human!

It's Friday once again... I tell ya, it seems like the older I get, the faster time flies! Is it that way with you, too? Speaking of getting older, this birthday card was made for one of my daughter's best friends and she just turned 11..... many Happy Birthday celebrations to her!!!

This cute, girly robot comes from Lots of Bots, one of the new stamp sets available with the new catalog. My daughter flipped for this set when she saw it. She read the sentiment that comes with this image out loud in the most perfect robotic voice "Happy Birthday Human!" - gosh, we laughed so hard because I think she startled herself. Kids are great, aren't they?

I stamped the sentiment only on Whisper White, punched it out with the large star punch, sponged the edges of the star's points, and put it on the inside of the card. The card's colors and watercolored robot are Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry (perfect for a little girl), and the patterned paper is another selection from the Razzleberry Lemonade collection. The scallop circle is a die cut from the Scallop Circle #2 die. I added pen dots around a couple of the panels from the new Melon Mambo marker - I love that Stampin' Up made the In-Color markers.... YAY SU!!

I hope that you have a wonderful start to your weekend. I have my monthly scrapbook club meeting tomorrow, so I better go dig around in my stash and figure out what I'll be working on... take care and come back soon!

Stamps: Lots of Bots
Paper: Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Black, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Melon Mambo marker
Accessories: aquapainter, sponge dauber, circle cutter, brads, small & large star punch, BigShot, Scallop Circle #2 die


Elephant Thanks You!

Although I won't be able to attend Convention this year due to scheduling conflicts, I did sign up for a few "long distance" project swaps - so with this, work, and the kids activities over summer, time has been flying by... As I've been working on my swap projects, I've found that the new In-Colors are really growing on me. I love the richness and jewel tones of these new In-Colors... these are definitely colors that are bold and beautiful in person. I chose to use Crushed Curry today, and I really love it paired with Pumpkin Pie!

I needed to make a Thank You card for a swap hostess - Virginia's doing such a fabulous job with coordinating this event, and I wanted her to know it! I was able to use a piece of the Razzleberry Lemonade patterned paper and the new Modern Label punch. I love this little elephant from Animal Stories, and the sentiment comes from a wonderful set called Really Retro. This card layout was a snap to put together, and I hope Virginia likes it!

Have a super Thursday everyone.... I'll be back very soon with a sweet, funny, little birthday card that was made for one of my daughter's best friend. Ta ta for now!

Stamps: Animal Stories, Really Retro
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Circle Cutter, Crushed Curry ribbon, dimensional popdots, SU punches - eyelet border, word window & modern label


Summer Deals & Club Details

Throughout July, Stampin' Up! is offering a super promotion each week called.... (ready?).... Deals of the Week! :) This week's special is the Big Shot Doctor's Bag for only $49.95. Be sure to check my business website each Monday after 9am, Arizona time, to get the scoop! You can place your order right away by clicking the "shop now" button in the upper right corner. In addition to these great weekly promotions, between July 15 through August 31st, you can sign up as a demonstrator for just $85..... how cool is that!?! You can even sign up online through my business website (just email me for the password at Be sure to click the links to get the latest information about these awesome promotions.


The new catalog season is here, and I wanted to give you a heads up about my next round of Hostess Clubs that are forming right now. This is a great way to build up your supplies gradually in a very budget-friendly way! I am organizing an "every other month" club where members can make free projects with their group and learn about the variety, flexibility and coordination of products that Stampin' Up! offers in their various catalogs. Not only that, but each club member will get a turn to be the "hostess" during the club rotation. During your month as hostess, you'll receive at least one Level 1 hostess stamp set AND a minimum of $15 in free merchandise. You can earn more benefits by collecting "outside" orders to boost your total sales during your month, or maybe we can schedule in a workshop near the club date to really maximize your benefits! In addition, you will receive a free copy of the 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog. To join in as a member of the hostess club, you agree to purchase $25 in Stampin' Up! merchandise (before tax and shipping) during your "every-other" club months. Your order needs to be submitted on or before your club dates, so that the hostess for that month can select her hostess benefits, and I can get everyone's order in... pronto! :)

I am setting up two clubs to start with a limit of 6 participants in each club. Each club must be full before we can start the group, so if you have a "new-to-me" friend that signs up - you'll receive a free Classic inkpad as a thank-you! Pick the group which has dates that better fit into your normal schedule - I don't want you to miss out on your free make-n-takes when we meet for club!

"Sunday Stampers" group, with a focus on cards and 3-D items, will meet between 2-4pm on:
July 26, 2009
September 20, 2009
November 15, 2009
January 24, 2010
March 7, 2010
May 16, 2010

"Monday Stampers" group, with a focus on scrapbooking, will meet between 7-9pm on:
August 10, 2009
October 12, 2009
December 7, 2009
February 8, 2010
April 5, 2010
June 7, 2010

You can fill out my contact page HERE to join (please specify which group you are signing up for in the comment section), or send an email to and I will respond shortly. In case you might be wondering, I will be offering additional projects, challenges and classes throughout the catalog year to keep your mojo hummin' during those months that we aren't meeting for club, so no worries! PLUS, in addition to the great benefits as hostess during your club month and free projects to make during your meetings, Club Members receive $5 off all of my classes offered throughout the year! Don't wait.... Sign up today!
Have a super day! :)

Tech Tues Sneak Peek

Hello again! I wanted to mention a quick reminder about my upcoming Technique Tuesday class to be held on June 30th at 7pm in my home. In addition to other projects, we will be making this gorgeous rose that's shown on the card above - you won't believe how EASY this is to create! Really... you'll be amazed!! Additional details about the class are located HERE, and the cost for this class is $12. If you are in the Phoenix area and would like to attend, I'd love for you to join us for a fun evening! Please RSVP by June 23rd through my contact page HERE, or you can send an email to and I'll be contacting you shortly.

Have a wonderful day!


So Tweet Layout

Hello... hope the start of the week is going well for you... I've been feeling a bit under the weather the last two days, so I took it easy and worked on this whimsical 12x12 scrapbook page of my daughters throughout the day. Remember, you can click the photos and a bigger version will refresh on your screen... when you're done, just hit the back button to get back to the main page...

I used the leftover patterned paper from the altered clock project & lightweight chipboard to create my "so tweet" letters that were die cut with the BigShot & Serif Essentials alphabet die set. After gluing all of the patterned paper to the various chipboard pieces with SU's "anywhere glue stick" (love this product by the way!), I lightly sponged the edges with Melon Mambo ink, and used the new Melon Mambo marker to add some penworks on the letters. The bird's tail & wing, and the little flower were covered with Melon Mambo cardstock, trimmed out and stamped with the swirl stamp from the Wings of Friendship Hostess level 2 stamp set in Melon Mambo ink. The bird's eye and legs were sponged with Soft Suede ink. The branch was sponged with Old Olive ink. The beak was covered with the same paper as the background, and lightly sponged with Crushed Curry ink. The photo was matted several times, with one of the layers punched with the eyelet punch. I added a little sub-title with the new Modern Label punch in the upper right corner. Swirls and little notes were added last.

I love to scrapbook, and I should devote more time to it as I'm terribly behind with all the family photos. It was fun to focus on chipboard today with this layout, and I hope you enjoy my page. Have a great evening... I'm off to eat some soup and lay down under a blankie... Ta ta for now, and said with my best Arnold impersonation... "I'll be back...." :)

Stamps: Wings of Friendship (swirl stamp on bird wing/tail/flower)
Paper: Pixie Pink, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Inks: Old Olive, Soft Suede, Melon Mambo (inkpad and marker)
Accessories: Big Shot, Swirly Sizzlet Decorative Strip, Billboard Alphabet Strip, Serif Essentials Alphabet dies, So Tweet On-Board Chipboard, Eyelet border punch, modern label punch, Family Treasures music note punch, 1/4" circle punch, sanding block, sponge/daubers, anywhere glue stick


Tick Tock... Altered Clock

Hello again!!! Today's project features an altered clock that I worked on yesterday at a monthly crop that I coordinate for a bunch of die-hard crafters. It started out as a plain white plastic clock that I picked up at Target for less than $5 dollars... the face is about 8 inches in diameter and fills a need that I had for my craft room. I have a little desk clock in there, but it always get buried beneath whatever project I happen to be working on at the time. Besides, I wanted to showcase a couple of new In-Colors, and a lovely patterned paper design from the new and upcoming "Razzleberry Lemonade" paper collection that will be available for purchase from the new catalog starting July 1st. I really adore this paper collection!!! Be prepared because I will be using lots, and lots, and lots of it!!! :)

It wasn't difficult to remove the front clear plastic cover that protected the clock hands, so if you would like to try this and purchase this same clock at Target, just go slow and press in the two little tabs on the back of the clock for removal. After the cover was removed, I gently pulled off the clock hands and carefully peeled off the paper with the clock's numbers. I used this paper as a template for the patterned paper and just used small scissors to cut around it. I did lightly sponge the patterned paper circle around the outer edge and hole for the clock's spindle with Crushed Curry ink.

The outside plastic was painted with acrylic paint and distressed with a sponge and brown ink. I chose a purple that very closely matched Rich Razzleberry and golden yellow that resembled Crushed Curry. Once distressed with the brown ink, the colors turned out looking aged and "antiquey" (is that a word? LOL!!). Once the paint job was the way that I wanted it, I put a coat of ModgePodge over the whole thing. NOTE - If and when I do this again (as it would make a GREAT gift!), I am going to use masking-tape to protect the clock spindle and spray paint a primer coat all over the plastic before painting. The acrylic paint can be easily scratched off otherwise.... that's why I ended up using ModgePodge to (hopefully) protect the paint job. However, since it's a clock and will only be handled when I change the battery, I think this will be OK and last a long time.

The numbers on the clock were made with corduroy buttons (non-SU) and altered/sanded chipboard diamonds from the Blossoms & Basics chipboard collection (retired). I used the BigShot and Little Leaves Sizzlet die to make an arrangement of leaves on the clock face. The butterflies were stamped with Rich Razzleberry ink using the butterfly stamp from the Great Friend stamp set, then cut out and glued onto the clock face with the wing tips slightly curled upward (HINT - make sure nothing is too tall to impede the movement of the clock's hands!). I assembled my clock back together, inserted a battery, and Voila... it's finished and ready for display!!

I hope you enjoyed taking a look at my altered clock... and I hope it inspired you to try this project out for yourself! It wasn't hard to do at all, but it did take me all day to do it (of course, I spent ALOT of time talking, listening, laughing, going out for a dinner run, then talking, laughing... HEY, you get the gist.... a roomful of crafters are too much fun! Tee hee! Have a great week ahead, and come back soon! Till next time... :)

Stamps: Great Friend
Paper: Old Olive, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade designer series paper collection
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, brown staz-on, acrylic paints
Accessories: small paintbrushes, sponges, BigShot, Little Leaves sizzlet, mono-multi glue, corduroy buttons, chipboard, sanding block, ModgePodge, clock!


Upsy Daisy Wishes

Happy Saturday! This card was one of the different techniques we covered during my last Technique Tuesday class in May where we got to try out the Baby Wipe Technique. There are several different versions, and we used the version where we swiped the ink across the Whisper White panel. We finished off by heat embossing black powder using Versamark and the flower silhouette from Upsy Daisy. Everyone did a super job with this technique! I'll be posting one sample for the next Technique Tuesday class that meets on June 30th in a couple of days - check back soon!

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Oval All
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Black, Whisper White
Inks: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Black, Versamark
Accessories: key tag punch, baby wipes, sponge, black embossing powder, heatgun


New Friendship

Hello again... Here's a card that was made with new In Color supplies and a new Level 2 Hostess stamp set for the upcoming catalog release called Wings of Friendship. I used the new In-Color marker set to color in portions of the bird and sentiment stamps from this set. The ribbon has a couple brads inserted, and the sentiment was popped up with dimensional popdots. The background is stamped in Versamark from another stamp from the set... I really think this set is beautiful!!! If you'd like to find out how you can earn this Hostess stamp set for free... please let me know by filling in my contact page HERE.
Have a great day.... I'm taking my kids to Big Surf Waterpark this afternoon, and they are hovering around me to GET GOIN'!!! (tee hee!!!)
Stamps: Wings of Friendship
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, White
Inks: Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Versamark
Accessories: Old Olive ribbon, brads, glue dots, dimensional popdots, Punches - large oval and scallop oval


In Place of a Bow

Hello everyone... just a quick post for today. This wrapped package contains a gift for my SIL, and I wanted the bow to be alittle different, so I stamped it! I used Playful Petals and stamped the large flower image 3 times on white cardstock. It is colored with a few new In-Color markers - yep, you saw that right! Stampin' Up has heard our wishes and is providing markers for all of the new In-Colors with the release of the new catalog on July 1st. I used Rich Razzleberry (a pretty purple), Melon Mambo (pinkish red), Crushed Curry (golden yellow), and Mellow Moss for the green (not sure that I like this color choice, but what's done is done...). The flowers were cut out and mounted in layers with dimensional popdots. The colored leaves were added last under the flower bow. The "happy birthday" greeting comes from the set "Teeny Tiny Wishes" and was hand cut and molded to look like a banner. The ribbon is Old Olive.

Here's a close up of my "bow". Sorry about my post being so short today - I have a "to-do" list a mile long and am feeling motivated to get some things accomplished - so I better hop to it! Have a great day and come back soon!


Hello Baby!

I've loved this little "Bambi" stamp since the first moment that I saw it, and of course, this set called Forest Friends was purchased right away. I've combined several stamp sets for this Baby card today. The sentiment is from a new release called Teeny Tiny Wishes and will be available for purchase on July 1st. This stamp set contains 24 (yes, 24!) different small sentiments for just about every occasion that can occur throughout the year. It is perfectly sized for many Stampin Up punches to make little labels like I've done above on this card. The little faces of the bunny and fawn were stamped again on some scrap cardstock, cut out, and popped up with dimensional popdots. The background panel was sponged after running it through the BigShot and adding the dotted texture to it. The entire tree from Thoughts & Prayers was inked up with Green Galore, then the trunk and branches were colored in with Chocolate Chip. Hint - You can do this as long as your 2nd color is darker than your first, so it doesn't mess up your marker/ink colors. The main panel's sky and grass were sponged in after stamping the tree and animals to create my scene. The grass sprouts were hand drawn with the pen side of the Green Galore marker.
Have an awesome day.... see you next time.... :)
Stamps - Teeny Tiny Wishes, Forest Friends, Thoughts & Prayers
Paper - Green Galore, Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point, white
Inks - Green Galore, Close to Cocoa, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Creamy Caramel, Markers: Chocolate Chip, Green Galore
Accessories - Brads, sponge, dimensional popdots, BigShot, SU dotted texturz plate, round tab punch


"Fore" Father's Day

I love alittle play on words! Here's a Father's Day card that went a bit heavy with tools and gadgets, but I love the results. The golf balls were made with the dotted SU texturz plate/BigShot and punched out with a 1 inch circle punch. The top golfball is popped up with dimensionals. The Top Note Sahara Sand background was ran through the crimper, and the peaks were touched with an inked up brayer with Sahara Sand ink. I sponged the edges with Pacific Point ink to define it alittle better. The large rectangle background is sponged with Sahara Sand and Pacific Point, then dotted with a Brocade Blue marker. The golfer is from the "And Many Mower" mini catalog stamp set - he's darling, don't you think? He was colored in with Stampin'Up chalks and blender pen. I lightly sponged Baja Breeze ink around him for the sky. The edges were sponged and dotted as well. The sentiment's label is from the Cute & Curly stamp set which is punched out with the Curly Label punch. I stamped the golf ball on it's tee again, cut it out and glued it onto the sentiment label. I would have just stamped it there using a StampaMaJig, but I forgot about this little addition until after I placed my dimensional popdots (oops!). Brads were inserted and everything mounted on my Pacific Point cardbase.

(A small product plug here... In case you didn't know, the Cute & Curly stamp set has 4 stamps that coordinate with the Curly Label punch, and the stamps will be discontinued after this month. If you are considering it, it's part of a bundle that includes the Curly Label punch. The item # is 112966, and is $33.95.)

I hope you enjoy today's card, and that it gives you an idea or two for your Father's Day card. Till next time!

Stamps - And Many Mower, Cute & Curly

Cardstock - White, Sahara Sand, Pacific Point

Ink - black, Sahara Sand, Pacific Point, Brocade Blue marker

Accessories - dimensionals, chalks, blender pen, crimper, brayer, sponge, brads, BigShot & impression accessories, Top Note die, SU texturz plate, Punches: corner rounder, 1 inch circle, Curly Label


Graduation Shutter Card

Ggggoooo Cougars! (tee hee hee!) Hello everyone... it sure has been a busy last couple of weeks... last minute school projects & kids getting out of school, 2 of my kids with birthdays and some with their friends w/birthdays, graduations, dad having surgery (he's recovering nicely, thank goodness)... not to mention WORK thrown in there, too! I'm glad that things seem to be slowing down (and I hope it stays that way!)...

OK, now let's talk about this card. I made this graduation card for my nephew who completed his high school last Thursday! WTG, Blaine!!! This style of card is called "Tri-Shutter", and it was a Splitcoast Technique challenge several weeks ago, although specific directions can be found here on Bonnie's blog. The various individual stamps come from a large variety of retired stamp sets - it's really hard for me to let any go because they come in handy sooner or later... OK, truth be told, I love being surrounded by all my stuff in my craft room! (wails... I can't help it!)

As you might guess, Blaine's high school colors are purple, teal and white. I made my card base with a "basic gray" speckled paper, and went from there. I used a computer/printer for the school name, class year and Thoreau quote, and the cougar image was a photo found on the internet that was cropped and printed black and white. All these things were measured out to fit the individual sections of the card and matted in the school colors. See the section where "congratulations" was heat embossed with white embossing powder? That area was large enough to easily fit my VISA giftcard, and was attached there with temporary 2-sided tape. I loved that it fit! (Yes, I am easily amused by the little things in life!)
Before I forget, you can click the picture and it'll refresh with a larger version so that you can see the details alittle better - as you can imagine, this one was alittle tricky to photograph for you, being the amateur photographer that I am! :)

Here's the card closed, and it fit into a standard A2 envelope. The mortarboard for the graduation cap was stamped again, cut out and popped with a dimensional. The "hip hip hooray" was punched with a 1/2 inch punch and popped up too. The card was alittle bulky due to the thick buttons, hardware with ribbons, and many brads that I added, so it did take extra postage to mail.

I'm glad to be posting again! Stampin' Up demonstrators were able to do some pre-ordering of selected items in preparation for the new catalog to be released July 1st. I'm looking forward to receiving my shipment later in the week - new goodies are always inspirational, and I can't wait to share! If you'd like to pre-order a catalog for just $5, let me know by filling out the form HERE. Have a great day!

Stamps - Carte Postale, Circle of Friendship, Greeting for All Reasons, Mini Messages, Sketch an Event (all retired stamp sets)
Cardstock - white, taken with teal, elegant eggplant, "basic gray" type cardstock for base (I think it comes from "cottage collection" by Keeping Memories Alive)
Inks - Versamark, Elegant Eggplant, Taken with Teal, Basic Gray
Accessories - craft knife, ruler, cutting mat, stylus, various circle punches, sponge dauber, silver brads, heatgun, white embossing powder, hodgepodge hardware, matpack and paper piercer, dimensional popdots, non-SU 1/8th inch ribbon in white, blue, purple

Last Chance Summer Fun Promotions

Today kicks off some awesome promotions with Stampin' Up that lasts throughout the month of June. First of all, the Last Chance Lists were posted today, and this will be the last time these stamp sets and Decor Elements will be available (click on each link to see the PDF documents). I'm sure you might have one or two of these items that's been sitting at the top of your wishlist - now's the time to get 'em! Along with the retiring stamp sets, we have a large variety of accessories that will be retiring too - and many of these are being offered at a discount of up to 50%! Remember though, the accessories are only available while supplies last, so your best bet to get these would be to shop now through my demonstrator website and pick them up today. I will try and keep this list updated for you daily, but some items have sold out already, so your best bet is to get those accessories now while you can!!!

Secondly, Stampin' Up! is having a Fantastic Hostess Bonus promotion! With just a $250 workshop, the hostess will get an additional $20 in Free products - with a $400 or more workshop, the hostess receives an additional $40 in Free products!!! How cool is that!?! I mean, think about it - with a $400 workshop, you can get $85 in Free goodies...... this is a great promotion!!!

Lastly, Stampin' Up! has a really cute offering that's perfect for summertime get-togethers. It's called the Country Living Summer Cookout Kit and it really makes me want to go fire up the BBQ!!!

If you have any questions about these wonderful promotions, let me know by email at Have a great day!!


Flowerpot Card Full of Pizzazz

These little flowerpot pocket cards are so much fun (and easy!) to make. Here's some instructions by Stephanie that'll inspire you to create a "dare to be different - WOW" kind of card! I love lifting the little flower cluster out of their flowerpot to see the special message inside. This was made for one of my daughter's best friends (who is celebrating a birthday this weekend), and I adapted my flowerpot dimensions so that it would fit horizontally in the envelope. The flowers were stamped on white & cut out, then adhered to the upper portion of a rectangular white piece of cardstock that simply slides into the flowerpot pocket. The blue flowers are popped up with dimensionals. I was trying a variation of the Faux Shaving Cream technique on the red flower - the picture doesn't do this flower enough justice! The swirl on it was created using the paisley stamp from the Wanted stamp set. The leaves were made by using the 5 petal flower punch with Old Olive cardstock, then cut apart to make the individual leaves. I hope you enjoy this little creation today and be sure to have a great weekend!

Stamps -Petal Pizzazz, Wanted stamp sets
Paper - More Mustard pattern paper and cardstock, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, white
Inks - More Mustard, Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point
Accessories - 5 petal flower and scallop edge punch, dimensional popdots


Whhheee... an Award!

I was so pleased to find out about an award given to me by Kirsten - you gotta visit her site because it's filled to the brim with inspiration! Thank you so much, Kirsten! :) You put a smile on this 'ole gal's face!

I love visiting the blogs on my blogroll - there's so much creativity going round and round. I chose these people who fit the Lemonade Stand Award guidelines to a T, so please stop by and send a shout out to Brenda, Rose, Tessa, Sheri and Comeka for their great work!

The rules of the award (To pick up the Lemonade Stand Award):- Comment on this blog.- Save the award logo to your own computer and use it in your own blog.- Nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude.- Link to your nominees within your blog post.- Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award.- Link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation.

Have a great day to everyone!
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