Thursday, December 31

Sale-a-Bration Day 2!

This card uses the Whimsical Words Sale-a-Bration set along with a few fun new things from the Occasions mini. I am loving the clear mounted stamps! It makes stamping words so much easier!!

Supplies Used~
Tiny Tags from Occasions Mini
Whimsical Words Sale-a-Bration
Pretty in Pink
Chocolate Chip
Textured Vanilla
Sending Love Specialty Paper from Occasions Mini
Craft White
Pretty in Pink
Heart to Heart
Full Heart
Medium Jewlery Tag from Occasions Mini
Scallop Border
Pink Ribbon
Hemp Twine

Wednesday, December 30

New Year Sale-a-Bration Sale!!!

Well tomorrow is New Year's Eve plus my middle daughter's birthday!! For the last 10 days both my daughter's have been 4 years old so the older one is extra excited to turn 5 tomorrow.
Anyway I wanted to start Sale-a-Brating a little early! With the upcoming Occasions mini catalog & Sale-a-Bration promo starting in just a few days I want to offer even more reason to celebrate so if your Stampin Santa didn't drop a Big Shot under the tree or fill your stocking with everything you wanted this year email me your order by 9pm Jan 4th & not only can you qualify for the FREE Sale-a-Bration items but you will also get an additional 10% OFF your entire order!!!
You can also include any of the fabulous items from the Occasion mini catalog with your order! Both mini catalogs should be viewable by clicking on the picture to the right. I am hoping to upload a new sample everyday until Jan 5th using items from the Sale-a-Bration & Occasions minis. So come on back to see more! If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.
Owl Card Supplies Used~
Fox & Friends from Occasions Mini
Real Red
Old Olive
Certainly Celery
Chocolate Chip
Scallop Circle
Heart to Heart
Polka Dot "Grass" from Occasion Mini Eggcellent Eggs Kit
Embroidery Floss
Wiggle Eyes

Monday, December 28

Answered Prayers

I had my 36 week check up yesterday & it went perfectly!! Baby has been breech for the last couple months so they were going to schedule me for an ECV to try & turn her manually. Which sometimes works but also has some serious risks & I could end up having an emergency c-section. I have been praying that she would turn herself & save us both the stress of the ECV procedure. God is Good!! All is as it should be. Baby is head down & I've started to dilate! This pregnancy has been so different from the others, which were fairly uneventful & a lot easier. I think my body is getting too old for this. LOL! I am trying to enjoy the last couple weeks of my pregnancy since it will likely be my last. I almost can't believe its so close to being over. I remember thinking January 2010 felt like forever away when we found out we were pregnant in May but here we are about to meet our precious baby in just a couple weeks! I praise the Lord for this amazing gift of life! I pray for a safe delivery & a healthy baby.
I have so much to share I just haven't had time to take the photos yet. But here is a card I made for a friends B-Day using some of my favorite retired stamps, dp, & in colors.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Friday, December 25

Merry Christmas!

Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland!
This December has flew by so quickly I haven't even had time to post all my Christmas cards. Its been a month filled with celebration! My girls turn 4 & 5, my mom's birthday, Christmas, a Disneyland being almost 36 weeks pregnant. I am surprised I haven't collapsed from exhaustion. Anyway I wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!
Here is one of the simple Christmas cards I made.
Christmas Blessings,

Tuesday, December 1

2010 Sneak Peek Products!!

The future is all about fun & functionality! With the introduction of a brand new streamlined punch design & space saving clear mounted stamp options I am so excited to be able to fit even more amazing products in to my craft space & I'm sure you will be too!!!
The new stamp sets & accessories in the upcoming mini catalogs are so adorable! I can't wait to start creating with all these new stampin must haves!!
Hope to see you on Jan 1 at my Stampin In The New Year event so you can give some of these products a try yourself.
Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, November 21

New Turkeys!!

I LOVE this little turkey! I have been going through my hords of designer paper (DP) & trying to come up with some ideas to actually put it to good use instead of letting it sit here & collect dust. I saw the idea for a paper strip turkey & it was a perfectly cute way to use some of my fall DP from last year!! Due to the new SU demo rules I can not post a link to the blog I saw it on but a big thank you to Kristina Werner for her cute turkey idea!

Supplies Used:
Paper~Autumn Vine DP (1/2" x 2"strips)
Chocolate Chip Textured
More Mustard
Real Red
Pumpkin Pie
Stamps~ Teeny Tiny Wishes
Punches~ Corner Rounder, Modern Label, Retired 3 Flower (can't remember the name)
Other~White Gel Pen, Brads, Wiggle Eyes

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, November 20

Holiday Stamp a Stack Session II

Dec 3rd 6:00pm
Class Fee $25 RSVP by 11/29
Stamp 15 cards in your choice of these 5 beautiful designs!
Card choices must be submitted by Nov 30.
**Don't forget your adhesive**

Thursday, November 12

A Starry Christmas Tree!

I saw some cute trees made with the scallop circle punch & thought I would give one a try using the small star. So after a little while playing with the idea this is what I came up with. I am so happy with how it all came together. The photo definitely doesn't do it justice. Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies Used:
Punches~ small star, 1 1/4 circle, modern label, scallop oval, large oval
Ink~white, night of navy, pumpkin pie, versamark
Cardstock~ white, moss, artichoke, burgundy, night of navy, choc chip
Other~ tombo multi glue, dazz diamonds, clear EP, dauber

New Class Schedule

Holiday Stamp a Stack Session II
DEC 3 6:00pm
Come make beautiful works of heart for those you cherish most this Christmas. Class Fee $25 RSVP by 11/29 Stamp 15 cards & envelopes in your choice of 5 great designs! Card choice must be submitted by Nov 30. **Bring your own adhesive** All 5 samples will be posted soon!

Christmas Punch & Pastel Party!
DEC 14 7:00pm
How about bustin out all the scraps you've been saving all year & your punches to create some ADORABLE Christmas punch art!! I will also be teaching a couple of fun ways to use your Stampin Pastels!
RSVP by 12/9 Class Fee $10 **Please bring your adhesive

Stampin In The New Year!!!
JAN 1 3:00pm
Let's ring in the New Year with some FREE Stamps!!!! Oh Yea Its time to Sale-A-Brate! My favorite time of the Stampin Up year! As if that wasn't enough to get excited about how about a brand new mini catalog! Come stamp 5 fun projects with lots of brand new products.
RSVP by 12/28 Class fee $10 **Please bring your adhesive

I am SO excited to show you all the NEW products Stampin Up has in store for 2010!! I will post a product sneak peek on Dec 1st.

Saturday, October 31

Stamp a Stack Session I

Come make beautiful works of heart for those you cherish most this Christmas. Nov 7th 11am Class Fee $25 RSVP by 11/3 Stamp 15 cards & envelopes in your choice of 5 great designs! Card choice must be submitted by November 4th.
**Bring your own adhesive**

p.s. Sign up for both Stamp a Stack Sessions & get a $5 discount! Session II cards will be posted with in the next couple weeks.

Friday, October 16

Napkin Class Project Change

I have changed the project sampling for the Oct 23rd class. The Christmas projects will be a card, ornament, & tile coaster. Fall projects will be a card, tile coaster, & photo/place card holder. Now you can choose one or both sets of projects! Please submit your choices when you rsvp. Also for those who live out of my area I am hoping to put together a tutorial for these projects sometime soon.
Class Details:
Friday October 23rd 7pm-9pm
My House
Class Fee$12 each or $20 for both!
Please bring your adhesive
RSVP by Oct 19

Coming Soon....

Holiday Stamp a Stack Session I Nov 7th (more info coming soon)

Thursday, October 15

Bustin Out the BLING!!

Well this months Martha Stewart magazine inspired me to bust out some serious sparkle! Plus Christmas is always bling worthy so here are a couple of my creations. Of course in person these babies really shine! The snowflake card will be part of my Stamp-a- Stack Session I.
Supplies Used:
Ink~Silver & Real Red
Stamps~ Dasher, Season of Friendship, Christmas Punch Hostess Level 2, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Punches~ Snowflake, Wide Oval, Word Window, Modern Label
Other~ Heat n Stick, Fine Galaxy Glitter, White Taffeta, Rhinestone Brads, Platinum Shimmer Mist (made with 1oz. 91% alcohol & 15 drops platinum shimmer paint~Thanks to Andrea Walford for this recipe)
Thanks for stopping by today!
Smiles & Blessings,

Tuesday, September 29

Paper Crafts Stamping Royalty Contest

Well the Nov/Dec issue of Paper Crafts has finally made it out! I feel like I have been waiting forever to see this card published. It was exciting flipping through the issue & seeing it there on page 75 in all its splendor. j/k LOL! Anyway if you have a chance to take a peek its in there.

Thanks for stopping by & I hope you have an incredibly blessed day!
After the challenging day I had yesterday I could use one of those myself...

Monday, September 28

Fun with Napkins!!

Yes I was entertained for hours the other day by a few simple napkins! I had so much fun I can't wait to have you over so I can teach you how to create amazing projects out of napkins!! We have all had or been to parties that had pretty themed napkins. Sometimes they are so beautiful I feel guilty wiping my hands on them. Here are the class details:

Friday October 23rd 7pm
My House
Class Fee$12
Please bring your adhesive
RSVP by Oct 16
You will make a Thanksgiving card, tile coaster (in choice of fall or Christmas pattern) , & an ornament

With the holidays coming up I am sure you will see your share of pretty napkins while party hopping so be sure to take home a couple! Its a great way to make a thank you card for your host & beautiful gifts for friends! Also a great way to make thank you's with left over napkins from your kids birthday parties....Oh the possibilities......

Wednesday, September 16

Time Flies!

Oh my I can't believe it's almost fall! The end of year always passes even faster than the beginning for me. With all my girls birthdays, Thanksgiving, & Christmas. Before I know it January will be here & I will be delivering our newest addition! Anyway I finally have started stamping in a limited capacity but at least I don't feel like my brain oozes out of my ears every time I try to think of something to create. LOL! This card uses a full sheet of cardstock so it measures 8 1/2x 5 1/2. This is the first time I have made a card this size & I think it came out pretty good! Thanks for stopping by today.
Smiles & Blessings,

Thursday, August 27

3-D Ultrasound

Here's one of the first pictures of our new baby girl. This is the coolest technology!! It always makes me feel closer to my baby after I get to see them. I usually wait till I am about 8 months along to get the 3-d but I was so anxious to find out if it was a boy or girl I had it done at 16 weeks which was the soonest they could tell.
My oldest is doing better. She isn't getting around much but the pain has reduced some. She will hopefully return to school next week. Her birthday is also coming up next week! I can beleive she will be 15!! OMGosh I am getting so old!!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Be Blessed,

Friday, August 21

Whats going on...

My oldest had to have surgery on both knees yesterday. It has been a rough 24 hours but hopefully we can get the pain under control so she can rest comfortably. I am totally exhausted from being at the hospital all day yesterday then up & down with her all night. Anyway just wanted to take a second to give you all a quick update on whats been going on with me & also let you know we found out we are having a baby girl!

Thursday, August 6

Razzleberry is Yummy!!

I wasn't sure about the In Colors this time around but so far I have been pleasantly surprised how nicely they blend with our traditional colors. This card features Razzleberry, Olive, & Pale Plum. This was the first card I came up with for the stamp-a-stack. It was so difficult to get it done. I kept adding & taking away & moving & turning & changing...Yikes!! You would have thought I was new to this stamping thing. LOL!! But with lots of prayer & effort I came up with this. Not too bad, right?
Thanks for stopping by I wish you all a wonderfully blessed day!

Wednesday, August 5

Finally stampin again...

Its sad to say but I have had $200+ in brand new stampin gear sitting here in boxes for over 2 months. Since I have been sick from the pregnancy even thinking about stamping would make me feel horrible. So weird!! Anyway I have been feeling better lately so I hope that phase is over. Getting back in the swing of things was way more difficult than I thought it would be. I needed to create 5 cards for an upcoming stamp-a-stack & it took me way longer then it should of. I was really doubting my creative abilities. I am still not back to normal but at least I got the 5 cards done & I think they came out ok.
On another note it was fun to see this month's Stampin Success & my winning entry. I am really looking forward to seeing my other card in the next issue of Paper Crafts! I really loved that card & can't wait to see it again!!
Hopefully life will finally return to normal & I can go back to stamping & updating my blog more often. So until next time....
Smiles & Blessings,

Tuesday, June 9

More Cards On Their Way To Publication!!

I was contacted by Stampin Up to notify me that the card I entered in last months Go Alphabet contest was a winner!! I was also notified by Paper Crafts that I have offically been crowned Stamping Royalty!! Woo Hoo!! Sooo you can check out my cards in the August issue of Stampin Success & the November/December issue of Paper Crafts!

Since I haven't been stamping in what seems like forever since I have been suffering from the dreaded pregnancy nausea 24-7 for the last week I wanted to share a card I made a few weeks back for a stamp a stack. My gals had the option of putting DAD or USA.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Smiles & Blessings,

Tuesday, June 2

Oh my gosh its so nice to have a few minutes to blog a little!! Sorry I have been MIA. The fundraiser event went well. We raised over $350 for the American Cancer Society! Then I have had back to back Pampered Chef cooking shows & SU workshops & still managing to take care of all the other mom/wife duties. And then we found out ....

We Have A Baby On The Way!!! Due in late January & that feels like forever away since we are all so excited. My little girls have already begun to plan out who is going to take care of the baby. They keep asking me if the baby is ready to come out of my tummy yet. So cute!!

Anyway I just had to find a few minutes to share the exciting news with you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Be blessed,


Tuesday, May 19

I just finished the last of the 10 project samples for my fundraiser event this saturday. This card is my favorite. I LOVE the Blossoms Abound set! So sad that it's retired. But since its one of the sets available in the auction prize baskets I thought it would a great chance to use it. The sentiment is from Happy Harmony which is also retired but available in the auction.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Be Blessed,

Thursday, May 14

My friend Lynda shared this cute magazine style card box at our last stamp n chat & i thought it would be really fun to make at my fundraiser. Then I saw a cute card by scs pantala40 & it went perfectly with this design so I cased it for the matching cards. Big thanks to Lynda & Kerry!
I have started putting together the silent auction baskets so I thought I'd share one.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Smiles & Blessings,

Wednesday, May 13

Support the American Cancer Society!

In honor of Carolyn Ng I am holding a fundraiser day to benefit the American Cancer Societies Breast Cancer Awareness & Early Detection Program

May 23 Pampered Chef Help Whip Cancer Fundraiser
from 11:00-2:00
Come learn how to prepare budget friendly, time saving, delicious meals at home!! Pampered Chef is donating 25% of all product sales to benefit the American Cancer Societies Breast Cancer Awareness Program! Plus an additional $1 for each exclusive pink product you purchase & $3 more for each cooking show booked during this event!

May 23 Stamp Out Breast Cancer Fundraiser
open house from 11:00-5:00 RSVP by May 19
Class Fee Just $20 for 10 fun projects! Also includes a Pampered Chef lunch!
Or for just $10 you can rent a 6ft table from 11-5 to work on your scrapbooking or other projects! Plus we will be raffling/auctioning off over $200 in Stampin Up products!! Woo Hoo!!! Fun! Fun! Fun!

Here are a couple more of the 10 fun projects we will be creating at the Stamp Out Breast Cancer Fundraiser on May 23rd! In addition to this fun stamping event we will be having a Pampered Chef demonstration fundraiser from 11:00-2:00. You will get to learn some great recipes, taste some yummy food, & get some quality kitchen tools to benefit this worthwhile cause! All proceeds from both events to benefit the American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Awareness & Early Detection Program. If you can't make it but you would still like to purchase some great Pampered Chef products go to . Use my name as the host & your order will be added to this fundraiser & shipped directly to you! If you have any questions email me .
Hope your day is a happy one!

Smiles & Blessings,


Saturday, May 9

May 23 Raffle Prizes!!

open house from 11:00-5:00 RSVP by May 19
Class Fee $20 (includes a Pampered Chef lunch!) Projects TBA
Also for just $10 you can rent a 6ft table from 11-5 to work on your scrapbooking or other projects! Plus we will be raffling/auctioning off over $200 in Stampin Up products!! Woo Hoo!!
I wanted to share a sneak peek of just a few of the prizes! There are LOTS more! The top photo also shows 1 of the projects we will be making. Don't forget to RSVP by May 19. It's gonna be FUN!
Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, April 23

For Mother's Day

Thought this would be a good time to start some mother's day cards. I wanted to use a sentiment besides Happy Mother's Day so I thought I would look through my stash of rub-ons. I already confessed I was a "collector" aka hoarder so using these twice in a week is pretty good for me! Thanks so much for stopping by & may God bless you with a beautiful day!
Smiles & Blessings,

Wednesday, April 22

Sleep or Stamp?

Hmmm....ummm...STAMP! Yes its 2 am. I really didn't plan to stay up this late but I fell alseep while watching Bolt with my little one then got up awhile later to turn off the computer & figured I would just take a peek at the sketch challenge on SCS really quick.....well you know how that goes. Your brain starts telling your hands to break out the stamps & its all down hill from there. LOL! Ok now really I gotta go to bed. Good Night or Morning!

Tuesday, April 21

Life Happened

Oh my gosh what a crazy couple of weeks! I didn't fall of the face of the virtual earth I have just been engulfed in the busyness called the real world. LOL! But anyway I am back...Did ya miss me?

I wanted to share a card that I made today inspired by the fabulous spring weather we have had for the past couple of days. I love the warm weather & I hope it sticks around for awhile. Oh yeah the card.... I saw the cutest idea by Jan Tink while blog hopping this morning. She used the scallop edge & paper crimper to make a ruffled border so I had to give it a try! I decided to make mine a flower. I even used some of those sale-a-bration rub ons I have been hording for 2 years...Yikes! I kept it simple since I really wanted the flower to take center stage. Well life is calling again (actually its my 3 & 4 year old) so I gotta run. Have a Great day!
Smiles & Blessings,

Friday, April 10

Bunny & Basket Card

I have had this little guy sitting on my desk for a few days but my camera has been MIA. Its been killing me not being able to update my blog but thats what I get for having my stamp room looking like a bomb went off in here. Yikes! So I figured I better call in a search party to find my camera & burried under 3 feet of paper there it was. LOL!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Smiles & Blessings,