Friday, September 9, 2011


Okay, did I deliver or what? Actually, I can't take credit for this. Stampin' Up! designed a keepsake box for those of us who got a recruit last month. I just changed it up a bit to fit the new Card Keeper box that's in the new Holiday mini.

I'm offering a class to make this box on Saturday, September 24th. I figured we need a box to haul our
20 Christmas cards that we'll be making at my Stamp-A-Stack on the week-end of October 15/16th, and I thought this would work perfect! Then after we mail out all of our Christmas cards, this would be a perfect place to keep all the Christmas cards we receive!

Even the back looks pretty! But not the backdrop---I just noticed that! The cost of the class is $25 and includes the Card Keeper box, with 6 dividers, and all the supplies needed to make this beautiful box. I'll need payment to reserve your spot by Thursday, September 15th, so I can get all the supplies ordered and prepped. Email me at to reserve your spot.

I was really happy with the way the box turned out-I hope you like it too! Thanks for visiting!

Supplies used for this box: Stampin' Card Keeper.
Pines and Poinsettias, Calendar Alphabet & Numbers Stamp Sets.
Early Espresso, Real Red Stamp Pads. Early Espresso, Real Red, Wild Wasabi Markers.
Naturals Ivory, Real Red, Wild Wasabi Cardstock.
First Edition, Holly Berry DSP. Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric. Sticky Sheets.
Wild Wasabi Striped Grosain, Real Red Satin, Crochet Trim Ribbon. Linen Thread.
Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Buttons. Mini Vintage Tags. Vanilla Pearl Simply Adorned Bauble.
Big Shot Die Cutting System. Top Note, Petal Cone, Matchbox Dies. Simply Scored.
Champagne Fine Galaxy Glitter. Basic Pearls. Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine.
Scallop Circle, Corner, 1" Circle Punches. Paper Snips.
Sticky Strip. SNAIL. Dimensionals. Tombow Multipurpose Glue. Needle. Embroidery Floss.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


I just finished cutting up 40 rolls of ribbon for a Ribbon Share. It's a great way to get to try out all of the new SU! ribbon at a fraction of the cost. Each person got one yard of each of 40 different ribbons-8 different styles and 33 different colors. Here's the breakdown:

In Color Ruffled Ribbon-one yard of each: Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder.

Denim Jean Ribbon-one yard of each in Artichoke and Blue.

Satin Ribbon- one yard of each in Bashful Blue, Basic Grey and Chocolate Chip.

Striped Grosgain Ribbon-one yard of each in Basic Grey, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Melon Mambo, Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede and Wild Wasabi.

Taffeta Ribbon-one yard of each in Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron and Soft Suede.

1/8" Taffeta Ribbon-one yard of each in Baja Breeze and Regal Rose.

Scallop Dots Ribbon-one yard of each in Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Elegant Eggplant, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, More Mustard, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink and Tangerine Tango.

1/4" Grosgain Ribbon-one yard of each in Bashful Blue, Garden Green, Rose Red and Tempting Turquoise.

You get all 40 yards for only $40! That includes shipping and handling if local. I do have 3 spots still available if you are interested. If I need to mail it to you, the cost would be $43. If you were to buy a roll of each, it would cost close to $375! If you're interested in a spot, please email me at

And sorry that I never got that card posted last night-I just couldn't get it to happen. I'll have something for you tomorrow-I promise. Stop back and have a great night.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Congratulations to Robin S. for winning the Fall Flair set. Please email me at with your address and I'll get it right out to you! Thanks so much to everyone for visiting and leaving the wonderful comments!

I just got done with our Demo meeting tonight and this is the project we made. I got inspired by all the cute Sour Cream Containers that were in our September Stampin' Success magazine for demonstrators and thought this would be a fun project to make. It's filled with Candy Corn, but you could put just about any kind of candy, small toy or just about anything inside. A quick and easy project for all the little goblins in your life. The cute little owl is from the Warmest of Wishes set in the Holiday mini. It is a Hostess set, so you can only get it by hosting a workshop or with a qualifying order. I would love to help you get this set for free, along with lots of other goodies, and show you and your friends some other fun and easy projects for the Holidays!

I just found out today that our daughter Olivia is going to be having a little boy in January. She had an ultrasound today and it was very obvious that she is having a boy! Now our 5 year old grandson, Gabriel will have a buddy to teach all kinds of things to-I sure hope he's forgot about Sharpies and Comet-been there, done that...several times! Thanks again for your wonderful comments and for coming by tonight. I'll have another card for you tomorrow. Have a good night!

Supplies used for Sour Cream Container:
Warmest of Wishes, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Spooky Bingo Bits Stamp Sets.
Basic Grey, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight Stamp Pads. Cajun Craze Stampin' Write Marker.
Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight Cardstock. Frightful Sight DSP.
Big Shot Die Cutting System. Petal Cone Die. Owl Builder Punch. Handheld Punch.
Basic Black Grosgain Ribbon. Linen Thread. Mini Library Clips. Crimper.
Dimensionals. Sticky Strip. SNAIL.

Monday, September 5, 2011


Happy Labor Day! I thought we'd do a little celebrating today. I'm fast approaching 9000 hits on my blog, and since 9 is my favorite number, the 9000th person to leave a comment on my blog gets the goods! I'm giving away this Two-Step Stamping Set called Fall Flair. I thought this would be a great set to give away for this time of year. So leave a comment and maybe you'll be the lucky winner! Make sure to check back soon, as I'll post the winner's name here and get your address. Good luck!

Sunday, September 4, 2011


I made this birthday card for my niece Josie who just turned 11. I used one of my favorite new sets from the catalog called Button Buddies. This is one of 3 sets that I earned for FREE because I got a new recruit during a Convention Challenge! Someone said that free stamps stamp better, and I have to  say, I agree! When I first saw this cute little pig, I thought of a piggy bank. It was a little challenging getting the money to fit though. I made a little belly band for the bills and made it as snug as I could. I attached it to  the stamped pig image and stamped another pig, cut it out, added a little curly tail, and attached it using 3 stacked dimensionals on each side. I recently watched the Workshop Wow DVD that I got at Memento Mall, and one of the clever demonstrators showed how to make a rectangle border. I used the Scallop Squares Duo Die and cut out two squares. I layered one on top of the other and covered up the seam with ribbon. Thanks for coming by and stop back tomorrow! Good night!

Supplies used for this card: Button Buddies, On Your Birthday, Spooky Bingo Bits Stamp Sets.
Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo Stamp Pads.
Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo Cardstock. Brights DSP Stack.
Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo Scallop Dots Ribbon. Subtles Buttons.
Scallop Oval, Large Oval Punches.
Big Shot Die Cutting System. Scallop Squares Duo Die. Dimensionals. SNAIL.



The following is a list of my upcoming events for the remainder of the year. In addition to these events, I always hold Card Nights on the 3rd and 4th Tuesdays and Thursdays of the month. The fee for Card Night is $7.50(beginning October 1, 2011) which includes 3 cards and envelopes. Glue sticks will be provided, but of you prefer an alternative adhesive, please feel free to bring it. All events are held in my home at 104 North Garfield, Burlington, Iowa:
*BSFridays!-Friday, September 2nd @ 6:30-Halloween Trio(See earlier post for photos of projects)
$15 for 3 projects-candy and all supplies provided.
*SSSaturdays!-Saturday, September 3rd @ 10:30 am-Same details as as above.
*Demo Meeting(for Downline)-Tuesday, September 6th @ 6:30.
*Stamp Camp-Saturday, September 24th @ 10:30 am-Christmas Card Box
$25 for decorated box with dividers-all supplies included.
*World Card Making Day Event-Saturday, October 1st @ 10:30 am
$7.50 for 3 cards with envelopes.
*Demo Meeting(for Downline)-Tuesday, October 4th @ 6:30.
*Stamp-A-Stack-Saturday/Sunday, October 15th/16th @ 10:30. We'll make 20 Christmas cards-5
designs/4 of each. Fee is $30. Additional $5 for pizza. Bring a snack to share at this
all-day event. Sign up for Saturday or Sunday.
*Demo Meeting(for Downline)-Tuesday, November 1st @ 6:30.
*Hostess Appreciation Night-Thursday, November 3rd @ 6:30. This is a fun night of pampering and
prizes for all of my Hostesses of the year.
*BSFridays!-Friday, November 4th@ 6:30-Spice Cake Flower Pot(See earlier post for photo).
$15-all supplies provided.
*BSSaturdays!-Saturday, November 5th@ 10:30 am. Same details as above.
*Downline Christmas Party-Thursday, December 1st @ 6:30.
*BSFridays!-Friday, December 2nd@ 6:30-Stocking. $15-all supplies provided.
*BSSaturdays!-Saturday, December 3rd @ 10:30 am. Same details as above.
*Demo Meeting-Tuesday, December 6th @ 6:30.

Lots of fun coming up! Please feel free to call or e-mail with any questions or to sign up for an event-or several! Any questions, feel free to call or email me. (319) 753-0137.

Saturday, September 3, 2011


This is a birthday card I made for my sister using the idea Carrie Cudney gave us at Convention...or was it Regionals? Sad, I can't remember! Anyway, I wrapped 3 Hershey Nuggets in Domestic Goddess DSP and wrapped them in So Saffron Taffeta Ribbon. I placed them on top of a cake pedestal that I stamped with the Crazy For Cupcakes set. I added a little scallop border to the 'cake stand', a tag, a candle, a couple buttons and another bow to finish it off. I used two other coordinating papers for the background. Man, that is really bugging me...was it Convention or Regionals? If someone knows, please let me know so I can sleep tonight! Thanks for visiting-hope you like it!

Supplies used for this card: Crazy For Cupcakes, Pennant Parade Stamp Sets.
Basic Grey Stamp Pad. Basic Grey, So Saffron Stampin' Write Markers.
Very Vanilla, Basic Grey, So Saffron Cardstock. Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper.
Scallop Trim Border, Jewelry Tag Punches.
So Saffron Taffeta Ribbon. Linen Thread.
Neutrals Buttons. Dazzling Details. Dimensionals. SNAIL.

Friday, September 2, 2011


This is the last of the Product Suite photos I have. I hope you enjoy the Nursery Nest:

Well that's all for the Product Suites. I hope you found some inspiration in them. Stop back tomorrow and I'll have a cute Birthday card to share with you. Have a great night!

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Sorry this is a little blurry, but you get the idea. They did so many cute things with this Suite:

Thanks for coming by tonight. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Stop back tomorrow! Good night!