Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Hi everyone.

I apologize for my slow to start movement since the girls have gone. Just too many things to catch up on... my day job being one of them. I have three weeks to prove he didn't make a mistake in hiring me or I'm out so that has to come first.

Also, anything requiring die-cuts will have to wait. I've not purchased the Big Shot for two reasons. One) my arm will not allow the cranking  Two) I've owned a Vagabond for several years, due to issue #1.

My Vagabond died this morning, mid-cut of a Coffee Cafe card.

I'm still waiting for my September Paper Pumpkin to arrive. When it does, those posts will go live.

Thank you for your patience
Creative Blessings

Monday, September 11, 2017

GRAND GIRLS - Birthday Gifts

While the girls and I were in Springfield  for a few days of pool fun and shopping, we made a stop in $ Tree.  As we went down the make up isle, Adrian commented that was mom's favorite isle... that she loves her makeup and nail polish and wanted to know if they could get her something.

I reminded them that mom had a birthday coming up and that if they wanted, they could each pick out a nail polish color and we'd make a gift bag. Then when her birthday got close, I'd pop them in the mail to her. They loved the idea.

Here is Adrian's:

Sue loves her Pumpkin Spice Latte so I thought the Painted Autumn and Coffee Cafe were good pairings for the bag topper. 

Coffee Café Photopolymer Stamp Set

Coffee Cups Framelits Dies

I showed Adrian how to cut the cup with the die.

By hanging the top edge of the cup die off the folded piece of cardstock, we only cut the shape of the cup but left the front and back intact:

stamped and ready to put on the bag.

Abby is my 'cupcake' but we wound up using the ice cream cone rather than the cupcake liner so the scoops wouldn't appear too top heavy.

We started with the Sprinkles of Life Photo Polymer Set and Tree-Builder Punch:

Sprinkles Of Life Photopolymer Stamp Set  

Tree Builder Punch

SWEET CUPCAKE would have been a great alternative for this project:

Abby wanted to do a rainbow so we used Melon Mambo, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point and Elegant Eggplant. The cone is stamped in Chocolate Chip on Crumb Cake.

The girls have gone back home and started school. They both like their teachers. And me.. I'm trying to get the studio put to rights... along with the rest of the house and prep for the holidays.

As I get into the swing of things, regular projects will be forthcoming. Just going to take me a few days.

Creative Blessings!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

STAMPIN' UP! VIDEO - Graveyard Gate - Bundle Alert!

There are so many cool items in the Holiday Catalog to be excited about. But I'm a Halloween girl so this first set spoke to me as I put together my pre-order:

I look forward to showing you what I do with this suite - complete with some new embellishments!

Creative Blessings!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

MERRY PATTERNS Stamp Set - Hostess Exclusive!

Today is the second day of our 2017 Holiday Catalog Event! Believe me when I say this year is truly an EVENT!

Aside from the AWESOME products in the Holiday Catalog:

7 Suites featuring a Bundle, beautiful Designer Series Paper and Luscious Trims
18 Bundles - 7 coordinating with the Suites, leaving 11 Stand-Alones that pair a stamp set with either
                            a Framelits Die set or a Punch
2 Kits - providing you the opportunity to put last minute Christmas cards together in a snap!
1 Memories and More kit to use for scrapbooking, planners or December Daily project.

All of the new products, as well as the favorites in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog are the perfect way for you to earn FREE Product including our HOSTESS ONLY EXCLUSIVE:

MERRY PATTERNS is a versatile 11- piece photopolymer stamp set available ONLY TO HOSTESS with qualifying sales of $300 or more (before tax/shipping/ handling) This is ON TOP OF your standard Hostess Rewards!

Here are a couple of samples:

I love all of the images and can't wait to get my set and play! 

If you'd like to earn your own set, please use the contact form on the right  and I'll get with you. This set is only available until OCTOBER 31. Let's set up your Catalog and Cocoa Party right away so you'll have time to take advantage of this very special promotion.

Creative Blessings!

STAMPIN' UP! VIDEO - Memories & More

I'll admit, I don't scrapbook as much as I'd like. I've also been more of a traditional scrapbooker. I've used the Memories & More series this summer to help the girls create memory albums of their summer here.

The Memories & More packs are great for cardmakers, too as you'll see next week.

Creative Blessings!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

STAMPIN' UP! VIDEO - 3D Dynamic Textured Embossing Folders

This week is more about a tip video than a product.

If you look on page 211 of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog you'll see five of these embossing folders. You probably already own the Hexagons and the Cable Knit. We've introduced three NEW folders this year.

So here's Donna from the training team with a few tips to get the most from these stepped up embossing folders:

Show me what you do with this folder. Post a link in the comments section to your project for a sample of fall-toned ribbons and wood embellishments.

Creative Blessings!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

STAMPIN' UP! VIDEO - A Little Wild!


When it comes to critters, this has to be our cutest set EVER!

Featured on page 108 of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, A LITTLE WILD is the perfect bundle for baby cards, albums, shower favors or ... oh wait.. I don't want to give my surprise away. You'll have to come back next week to see what I do with this set!

In the mean time, let's take a walk on the wild side: