Saturday, December 27, 2008

Love you Much Bundle promotion

Dates: December 23, 2008 - January 31, 2009

Promotion details:

Get ready for Valentine's Day with the exclusive Love You Much Bundle (item 115405). The Love You Much Bundle includes the following:

Description Retail Value

Love You Much stamp set

Candy Lane Designer Series paper (Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla)

Heart To Heart punch

Bundle Retail Value

Love You Much Bundle (20% off; item 115405)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Stampin' Up! retired stamp sets for sale

Time for me to lighten up my stash of Stampin' Up! stamp sets and the following retired sets are for sale. If you are interested please e-mail me at to check availability and arrange for payment. I accept cash, check or paypal.
Garden Silhouettes - 20.00
Live Your Dream - 10.00
Nice & Easy Notes - 7.00
Toile Blossoms - 12.00 (staining on wood and stamp, but still stamps great)
Make It Count - 8.00
Lots of Thoughts - 8.00
So Many Scallops - 8.00
Birthday Whimsy - 8.00
Wonderful Words II - 10.00
Pineapple Welcome - 10.00
Touch Of Nature - 18.00
Spring Fling - 5.00
Sidekick Sayings - 6.00

All sets are in very good condition except where noted. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. Pictures of stamp sets can be seen in the Splitcoast stampers gallery at Splitcoast Stampers.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas Cards

I have been in such a rut in the last few weeks. I had to have a medical procedure done and it seems to have taken the energy and creativity right out of me! I have been racking my brain trying to come up with an original idea for a Holiday card that was not only for Christmas, but was for every holiday and I think I came up with a card that will be fine for all. I usually always try to use only Stampin' Up! products in my cards, but did use my cuttlebug this time for the embossed snowflake backround and the sentiment inside the card is a generic holiday saying. I hope you can see the sparkle on the snowflake. It is an embossing powder called kaleidoscope and it is really beautiful when the light hits it. You have to see it in real life as the picture does not do it justice.I would like to come up with a few more designs and post them in the next couple of days using just Stampin' Up! stamps and products. I am also going to try to do a few more video tutorials in the next few weeks as I know you all enjoy watching them and are visual learners like me.
Products used: the following items all Stampin' Up! - Snow swirled stamp set, whisper white cardstock, Brilliant blue cardstock, Brilliant blue classic ink, Taken with teal classic ink. snowflake embossing folder: cuttlebug, Teal ribbon and kaleidoscope embossing powder: unknown.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Holiday Extravaganza Sale

You do not want to miss this sale!! November 26th to December 1st you can purchase select bundled sets for 20 to 50% off retail price. Shop early as all items will be "as supplies last" and you will be kicking yourself if you wait and they are all sold out. Make sure to click on my Shop 24/7 link on the right side of this page to get to my Stampin' Up! website and shop, shop, shop!! And please remember all online orders thru my website only qualify for the punch card program. For every $50 spent you will receive a punch on a virtual punch card. 6 punches earn you a free set! Who doesn't love free!!

Monday, November 17, 2008


I think I need to entice a few of you with some pics of a couple of the ornaments we will be doing in the class on the 24th of this month. If you want to attend this class please make sure to call or e-mail to reserve your spot as only a few spaces are left. Payment for the class will be needed quickly to hold your spot.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Christmas Ornaments class

Want to make ornaments for your family and friends, but just don't know where to start? Come on over and I will show you how to make several different ornaments that are sure to please! The class will be on Monday, November 24th from 6:30 to 8pm and will include everything you need except for adhesive for only $10.00. Payment must be received by November 18th. Spaces are limited so don't wait!!

I Wish Simply Scrappin' Kit class

I have to tell you that I was not overly thrilled with the I Wish Simply Scrappin' Kit when I first saw it in the catalog and had no plans of buying it until I saw some of the great cards and pages using it and I was hooked. So much so, that I decided that I wanted to do a class with it. The class will be for 20 6x6 Christmas pages and 8 Christmas cards with plenty left to do even more!! I am including a few pics of the scrapbook pages as I do not want to give it all away at once. I have only 4 spaces for this class as I like to keep my classes on the small size to be able to work with everyone.

The I Wish Simply Scrappin' Kit class will be on Sunday, Dec 7th from 2pm to 6pm. The cost of the class is $30.00 and payment for the class must be received by November 21st so that the kits can be order and received in time. As a special, Order the 6x6 album when you register for this class and receive a 20% discount on the album. This special will only be honored when you first register and make payment for the class.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Wish list pad holder

I saw these wish list pad holders on SCS in the holiday blitz tutorials and thought they would make a quick video. They are very easy to make and would make great stocking stuffers for Christmas. You could also decorate them as a grocery list pad holder too. I used Stampin' Up!'s Ski Slope designer series paper as well as Old Olive, Real Red and Whisper White cardstock for the video. The other holder shown was made with the Dashing paper from last year's holiday mini catalog. I hope you enjoy the video and make some for the people in your life.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Rub-Ons Promotion

Dates: November 10-30, 2008

Promotion Details:
Spend $20 and qualify to purchase any Rub-Ons assortment at 20 percent off ($8.76 per package; regularly $10.95):

Item # Page # Rub-Ons Description
111416 178 Chateau Bella
111417 178 Word Flurries
111414 178 Hidden Garden
111277 178 A Perfect Day
110283 179 Take Note
111806 179 Chills & Thrills
111804 179 Chit Chat
111415 179 Greatest Moments
111805 179 School Days
110282 179 Anchored
112844 11* Old Saint Nick
112843 17* Season of Cheer
110283 39** Hidden Garden Blossoms
Click on picture for PDF flyer and more information.

Special offer from Stampin' Up! and Country Living Magazine

I am so excited about this new kit from Stampin' Up! and Country Living Magazine. It is the ultimate in holiday crafting and I know when you get it you will be so thrilled with the quantity, quality and the value. Included in the kit is the following:

This is an over $90.00 value if items are purchased separately for only $49.95 and it is only available for a short time and while supplies last. You can also purchase a part of the kit as follows:
Item # Product Price
114447 Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit $49.95
114456 Die-Cut Ornaments Bulk (while supplies last) $24.95
113774 Holiday Collection stamp set $21.95
For more information about this kit please click on any of the items listed in the kit to open the PDF flyer. And don't forget - you can order 24/7 on my link on the right sidebar.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Here is a tutorial for a paper snowflake that I taught to some friends at work last year. Both snowflakes (or stars) are made with Stampin' Up!'s Ski Slope paper from the 2008 Holiday Mini Catalog. I really love this paper and you will probably see more of my holiday projects using it. I also used stampin' Up! Sticky Strip and they are the only 2 items you need for this project. I punch a small hole in the top of it and it hangs from a piece of fishing line so it looks like it is floating. You could make them in different sizes as I did and they would look fabulous hanging in a window. The red and green flake is 6" and is made with 12 pieces of 6" x 3/8" strips and the green and white flake is made with 12 pieces of 12" x 5/8" strips.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Bag in a box

Many of you saw my earlier post of my Halloween box in a bag that I made for my Son's class and wanted to know how to make it. Here is a video tutorial for the construction of the bag. They would be great for any occasion and I hope you find this tutorial helpful. Here is the picture again of the project and you can make it any height you wish. The bag pictured is 4" high and the one in the tutorial is 5" high.

Monday, October 27, 2008

First video

Many of you have asked me how to make a box to hold a set of cards for a gift and I decided to make a video to show my design and instructions for it. The box will hold 6 to 8 2A size cards with envelopes and can be decorated as you choose. Here is a picture of the completed box:

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Mini scrapbook album class

This is the mini album that will be made in an upcoming class this month. It is one of my favorite projects so far and although it looks difficult to make, it is actually quite easy. For this project I used the new Ski Slope paper from the Stampin' Up! Holiday mini catalog and it has turned out to be my favorite paper so far. Just beautiful colors and designs and I cannot wait to try it on some cards. I also used the coordinating cardstock with it, CD mailers and a luggage clasp to close it. I love all the pockets and tags in the book that you can add pictures or journaling to and it is very interactive. Hope you enjoy the peak at it.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Ribbon order

For those of you that joined in on the ribbon share; the ribbon is on it's way to me! I should have it by Monday and then it will take me a couple of days to cut and package it up for you. I will let everyone know when it is ready for pick up. Thank you to all those that participated. I do still have 1 share left of the 5/8" in color grosgrain ribbon. If anyone is interested please send me an e-mail.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Cast of Characters

I have to tell you that I just love the new top note die for the bigshot!! I saw what Gretchen Barron did with the faces and the die and had to do it too. they were cute before, but now are just too cute! This die is so versatile and cannot wait to share other projects that I create with it. Sorry I did not use the halloween DSP from Stampin' Up! I just have not received it yet and was anxious to try this out. I do have to tell you if you have a cuttlebug or other die cut system that will handle the larger dies that they will work. You can order the die (113463) and other supplies used for these cards at my Stampin' Up! website at this link - Paper creations and if you want to know what papers are used for the cards please check the Sept 28th post.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Calendar kit

I really love this 2009 calendar kit from the New 2008 Holiday mini catalog. I needed something to keep track of all the birthdays and occasions that I need to make cards for and this is just perfect. I found it quite easy to put together and even though this picture shows it unbound, I did take it over to the office supply store and have it spiral bound so that I would not lose any of the days. I also stamped little images on each of the months as you can see in one of the pictures. This would also make a wonderful gift for someone special and has room where you could add pictures if you desire. Sorry about the lousy pictures. I will try to get better ones posted.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I want my Mummy

Here is the last card we will be doing on our last club meeting for this session. I really love how it came out and it is sooo easy to do. Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays and I use to go all out and decorate my home for the kids, but we just dont see any trick or treaters in my neighborhood anymore and it is too bad. My son will trick or treat in my In-Laws neck of the woods (so to speak) which is only a couple miles from me and we always have a good time. They live near the intercoastal and get lots of kids (big & little) in their neighborhood. I hope to keep posting more of my spooky (and not so spooky) creations for the entire month.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Franky & Drac

Here is a pic of the cards my club members will be making at the meeting this Friday night. I wanted to do something for Halloween and I just love these cards along with the bag I posted earlier. I am still trying to perfect the Dracula card as I am not totally pleased with it yet. I am also going to make a mummy card. These are also great examples of what you can do with your supplies if you do not have a stamp to make a holiday card with. I am tossing around the idea to do a punch class for my club members for the month of November. I will post some of my creations when I get them completed.

Frankenstein: All supplies are Stampin' Up!
Papers: basic black, old olive, whisper white. Ink: old olive. Marker: basic black. Punches: 1'' circle, 1 3/8" circle. Misc: dimensionals, scissors, white gel pen.
Dracula: All supplies are Stampin' Up!
Papers: lavender lace, basic black, whisper white. Ink: lavender lace. Punches: 3/4" circle, 1" circle, 1 1/4" circle, large star, word window. misc: coluzzle, dimensionals, white gel pen.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Ribbon Share

How many times have you created a card and when you looked for ribbon to match you just couldn't find it. Now is you chance to own all the colors of ribbon that match your Stampin' Up! papers for a fraction of the cost! I am starting out with 2 ribbon shares. 1/4" grosgrain ribbons and 5/8" striped grosgrain ribbons in the new "In Colors".

This 1/4" grosgrain share will include 20 different colors including the 4 new colors. Each share will be 3 yards of 20 colors for a total of 60 yards of ribbon for only $23.00 ($3.00 more if I need to ship it to you).

Colors: basic black, whisper white, very vanilla, pumpkin pie, more mustard, apricot appeal, pretty in pink, real red, rose red, bravo burgandy, elegant eggplant, night of navy, tempting turquoise, bashful blue, sage shadow, certainly celery, old olive, mellow moss, always artichoke, chocolate chip.

The 2nd share is for the 5/8" Striped grosgrain ribbons in the new "In colors" and will 5 yards of each of the 6 colors for a total of 30 yards for $23.00 ($3.00 more if i have to ship to you). These colors are just gorgeous and I am including 5 yards instead of 3 because I know I will be using these colors a lot and I know you will be too.

Colors: Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss.

I orders and payments must be received by October 10th so that I can place the order for the ribbon. If I do not have enough interest I will give those interested the option to purchase more or cancel. Please contact me at to sign up.

Thinking of the Holidays

I cannot believe the holidays are upon us already! This year has just flown by and it will be 2009 before we know it. This is a great time of year and is also an opportunity to make lots of cards and paper crafting items. I have been busy working on Halloween bags for my Son's 2nd grade class. My original thought was to make these bags for the kids, but I keep seeing different ideas all over the web and now I am not so sure. I know that I want to make something that will hold candy as well as a few little items that I purchased for the kids like pencils, erasers and glow bracelets to wear Halloween night. This box was made with some papers that I had laying around from last year before I became a demo.

Paper: Jeepers Creepers, Heidi Grace designs. Orange and yellow orange cardstock, Bazzill. Whisper white cardstock, Stampin' Up. Ink: basic black, pumpkin pie and really rust, Stampin Up. Punches: Scallop circle, scallop edge & round tab, Stampin' Up. Misc: $1 ribbons, dimensionals and red line tape.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

More projects

I wanted to post a couple more projects that I have completed recently. I have been trying to stay busy with the stamping and scrapping and I have been struggling lately trying to get inspired. I guess I have just hit a lull.

Here is a card set that I made with the new SU set Say it With Scallops. This is the Ronald McDonald Charity set and $2.00 from each set sold goes to this wonderful charity. The set also has a matching scallop punch for $15.95. I used my cuttlebug embossing folders for this as I just love them even though they are not SU. Papers and ink used are Riding Hood Red, Whisper White and Old Olive.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Time flies

Wow, it has been a while since I posted and I really need to get on the ball. I have been a busy month and I am still playing catch up. Hunter and I went to Rapids water park a couple of weeks ago and I am still recooperating from it. We has free tickets to go again before the middle of October and I hope I am up to it. This time I think I will take a camera. Hunter's Birthday was the 6th of Sept and I made these cute cookie baggies for his class. His teacher loved them and send me a little note telling me how cute they were. I used the SU Pun Fun stamp set for the rocket. The happy birthday and Hunter stamps are unknown. Also used SU brilliant blue, yo yo yellow, whisper white and really red cardstock.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Stampin' Up! convention

Well, the convention is over and lots of great news this year. The biggest being that we have partnered with Sizzix to bring to you the Big Shot die cutting machine with exclusive Stampin' Up! dies!!! This machine will cut over 50 different materials and I think it is the next must have item. I have always wanted to be able to cut my own chipboard and metals and now I will be able to. I just love the bag that they have available and the dies are wonderful for cards and scrapbook pages. The Big Shot will be available for order to customers on September 2nd.

Also.... The new catalog will be released next Monday, August 11th. I am so excited and so will you be when you see all the great new stamp sets and accessories. I have gotten just a glimps of them and I cannot wait for the catties to arrive. I will be stalking the UPS man all week!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Baby Cards

I made a couple of cards for a friend at work that is attending a baby shower next month. I knew in a minute I wanted to do the onesie card for her. I love the look of this card and think it is so darling. Both cards are made with the retired Sale-a-bration set So Many Scallops, bashful blue cardstock and ink, whisper white cardstock, paper from the hostess set paper pack. I also used white satin ribbon and a few navy brads. Hope you all like them!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Another sneak peak

Here is another card made with the new In Colors and new DSP!!! I love the new designer series paper called Bella Rose. It is so beautiful and when you see the rose patterns you are going to die. Of course, I could not use them on this card so you will just have to wait to see it on the next one. The papers are In Colors Kiwi Kiss and Riding Hood Red along with Whisper White. I did throw in a touch of Chocolate Chip and the new level 1 hostess set Deer Friends and current set All Holidays (the words). I just love this hostess set and I see it getting used a lot for treat bags and food gifts this holiday season. It is the same as the Halloween set called Batty For You that I just GOT to have. The Batty For You set has been on the dormant list for this past catalog and I hope that it makes the new catalog because I just know you will all like it as much as you like this set!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

New In Colors

Here are the new In Colors that are coming out next month!! This picture is from Dawn's site ( ) and I hope she does not mind me sharing it. I received my sample pack in the mail this past week and have been playing with it today. I have to say that I do like a few of the colors, but I am not too sure about Riding Hood Red and Tangerine Tango. They seem a little faded to me and I will need some time to get use to them. I am hoping if I see them used in some cards it will change my opinion of it. Below is a card I have made with Kiwi Kiss and a SU set called Regal Rose that is retired. I absolutely love roses and have been hanging on to this set for a while and finally decided to pull it out and use it and I am glad I did!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

New project

After a stamp club meeting last night, where I was teaching the art of Heat embossing, I started to play with some ideas of making a card with a forground and backround image like many I have seen using the Lovely As A Tree SU set. I really wanted to find another set that I could use and decided on Touch Of Nature also by Stampin' Up! I cut out the window with my retangle coluzzle and an exacto knife around the branch. I also embossed the bird and branch with versamark and clear embossing powder. It is not as good as thought it would be when I finished, but it is a start and I will keep working on different ideas of this same concept. I hope all of the ladies that attended last night will try their own version of this technique.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Father's Day card

We are going to start the month of June is a couple of days and Father's Day is just around the corner. I had a class to make this cute card from my Dad and it was lots of fun. I love that you can place pics, gift cards, money or whatever you like in the card just like a real wallet. I think I will give my Dad a gas gift card this Father's Day as I feel this would be a great gift in this time of outrageous gas prices. I got the idea for the card from Dannie Graves on SCS and want to thank her for such a great idea!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Techniques class

Friday night's techniques class was real fun and I am glad that you all enjoyed learning to make the secret slider card and how to do poppin' pastels. I thought you all would like to see how my card turned out. I decided to make this card my Mother's Day card and I do believe it turned out fabulous!! I know my Mom will love it and not just because I made it (well, maybe just because I made it).

Next month will will be learning embossing and I will be working on some card examples to show the different things you can do with embossing. If there is anything the club members would like to learn or see demonstrated please send me an e-mail and let me know. I want to make sure that I am teaching you things you are interested in.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Teacher appreciation week is always a great time for the kids to let their teachers know how much they appreciate all of their hard work and dedication to education. I made a few different cards for Hunter's Teacher and I love this set!! Tart & Tangy is the perfect set for making spring, summer and school cards and scrapbook pages. I am anxious to make more with it and I think the school pics will be next. Here are more pics of the cards that were made.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Flourishes contest

Flourishes Stamps is holding a contest on SCS to win free stamps and I decided to give it a try. Here is my first attempt. It does not have a WOW factor so I may have to try and make something else before the contest ends today.