Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Cute Chicken Card!

Take a look at my newest creation I did last night! This chicken has GOT TO BE the CUTEST ever! I love it! When I saw the words that went with it - I had to have it! You're "with me" on that one right?! Look at how cute my card came out! I don't know why the picture of the inside came out blurry but you can tell what it says!

These three cards are just ones that I have been making for the upcoming craft bazaar I am in! I really like these and with a couple of small exceptions (green ribbon, B&W paper and the colored brads) they're all made with Stamin' Up items!

I am sort of a pack rat with craft items at times too! If I find a good deal I buy them and put them back for those "just in case" moments - KWIM! So stay tuned for more items that are coming from the "just in case" collection! LOL!

Monday, October 29, 2007

My Mizunos Are Back On Track ;o)

YEAH! I'm so glad to say that I actually got to go out running this morning and my iliotibial band barely squeaked I was able to do 2 miles of no hill running and did it feel good! I've been stretching my legs a LOT more and I think it helped a ton! I can say, on the other hand, that my time off was well spent! I'll be posting lots of pictures, maybe even one of those slide shows to show what I've been up to! I got accepted into a craft show so now I'm pumping out the goodies! Stay tuned!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Storage Ideas

I was asked today at my class how I store all my punches and other items related to my stamping. So here is my Ikea shoe storage turned "punch holder" as well as marker holder and "knick knack" storage!

The ink pad storage is actually 2 antique sewing machine drawers I found in a store up in Wisconsin last summer. I found the set of drawers at TJ Max and just love it as it's great for storing all sorts of "things"! I found the other storage boxes are from Ikea also. I love all their stuff since it's so versatile!

The room looks like it's a neat organized area doesn't it?! He he he - don't let the pictures fool you! If you could see behind me, around me, beside me etc... you'd know what I mean! LOL! I have good intentions of cleaning it up this week!


Fall Frenzy

Today was my "Fall Frenzy" class! We had so much fun, then again spending time with friends is always a lot of fun! Here is a picture of 3 of the items we made today. The snowflake card has a little "bling" on it in the center of the biggest snowflake. The calendar is actually a 4"x6" photo holder with tear off calendar pages and the last one is a "money holder"! I love these 3 things as they're all great gift ideas for Christmas!


Thursday, October 18, 2007

Nice To Be Appreciated!

In our school system this week is "Custodian Appreciation Week". It's great to have time dedicated to appreciate those people who don't get what they deserve for all that they do! I know ours at my school (like it's MY school ;0) )! They really work hard and tend to get some grief at times! Anyway, I volunteered there and at Breanna's school to make cards of appreciation. Here they are, one actually fills a challenge so I'll be posting it again on the SCS site later! I hope you like my cards!

I love the colors blue and brown together! I used Chocolate chip, sky blue and natural cardstock. My stamp comes from the Office Accoutrements set and the words are part of the "In Appreciation" set. Don't you love the ribbon trick in the center of the flower too? That is the neatest trick I picked up on another person's blog! If you want to know how to do it just email me!

This card is one of my favorites as I just love that little flower! Believe it or not it is the scallop punch with the 1' punch circle for the center. I glued the circle to the scallop and then snipped the indentions up to the circle and Voila! Flower! I used close to cocoa, pink passion, natural card stock, the paper is our Old Olive designer paper that you can get in lots of different colors too. Itty Bitty background stamps and the In Appreciation stamps. I also used the ticket corner punch, my wonderful mat pack and the small horizontal punch where I threaded the old olive ribbon!

This card is the one that fulfills the requirements for a challenge. I made the regular card and then cut 1" of cardstock off the front, put the Halloween designer paper on there, made my rectangle to hang over and there we go! I used black, river rock cardstock and the Halloween designer paper that is double sided. The stamps are from "Carved and Candlelit", and my words were cut out with the big window punch!

I have a confession on this card...... I used a paper that I bought a while back that isn't SU! Okay, I'm not a purist but 98% of me is! LOL! I did use SU's real red and brilliant blue cardstock, my wonderful mat pack, and the corners I hand cut but SU has a punch I am seriously deliberating over that can do the same much easier!

I hope you like my cards - let me know which one YOU like best!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Planner Fun!

This was the weekend for my "Holiday Planner" class. 3 ladies came over for the fun and "fun" was what we had! I really enjoy sharing all the neat things we make with my friends! For one person in particular, she has made more of these planners then I have! I think she's caught the "stamping bug"! Enjoy the picture and I hope to see yours in the next class photo!


Breanna had her homecoming dance last weekend. She looked SO pretty! I let her go with a couple of her friends from school and, from what I hear, they had a great time! We had a great time too as we went to eat at a favorite restuarant "Macaroni Grill" - amazingly enough we walked right in with no waiting! Then while the kids were at the dance we parents went out for a drink (I had coffee!) at Chili's! Enjoy the pictures of the kids!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Holiday Planning

I'm so excited about Sunday's class! Our holiday planners are going to be beautiful. Here's a picture again so you can see it one more time!

It's not too late if you'd like to join me! Just call or email to confirm your seat!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Anniversary Card

18 years ago I met the man who changed my life for ever!

So I made him this card to commemorate the big day! It's not our wedding anniversary but the day we met! He thinks I'm a little silly for remembering all of our "little" anniversaries but hey, they're important to me!

I used the SU set "Baroque Motifs" set, brilliant blue ink and cardstock, whisper white and Night of Navy cardstock as well as So Saffron designer paper! Oh and I used the pretty white taffeta ribbon as well as one of the fire gem brads! He should feel pretty special since that's the first one I could part with! LOL! I slipped the card into his day planner! I think he liked it as he emailed me to thank me for asking him out first! I guess a girls got to do what a girls got to do! LOL!


Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Holiday Glitz - Just for YOU!

Holiday Glitz!

Click the words above to see more information about the Stampin Up special mentioned below!

Stampin' Up! is getting geared up for the holidays with a little glitz and glamour!

It's hard to believe that October is here already, but the great news is that with the new month comes a new promotion from Stampin' Up!! From October 1st until supplies last, you can purchase the Holiday Glitz Kit. Each Holiday Glitz card kit makes 15 cards and includes:

Pre-cut card stock and Designer Series paper to create beautiful matchbook cards (15)
Whisper White Envelopes (15)
Rhinestone brads (15)
Real Red zigzag ribbon (15)
Full-colour instruction sheet (1)
How can you get this exclusive kit? You have two options:
1) Purchase one of the following holiday stamp sets, which co-ordinates perfectly with the kit and get the Holiday Glitz card kit (110286) for the special price of $34.95 each, or
2) Purchase the Holiday Glitz card kit (110286) for $39.95 each with no additional purchase required.

Here are the qualifying stamp sets (click on the name to view the set):

109234 - p. 45
Snowfall $32.95

106786 - p. 36
The Snowflake Spot $28.95

107612 - p. 36
Flocons piquetis $28.95

109266 - p. 35
Big on Christmas $25.95

110359 - p. 5* (Holiday Mini Collection 2007)
Love & Joy $32.95

Don't forget, this Holiday Glitz kit is only available while supplies last, so be sure to place your order soon before they're gone for good! Please e-mail me for more information or to take advantage of this fabulous promotion! What a quick, easy and glitzy way to get started on your holiday creations!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Holiday Season Classes

Classes for October and November 2007 Sign up now at
(pre-registration is best to reserve your seat - and make sure I have enough supplies purchased!)

October 14 (3:00) – Holiday Planner class - Is this the year you promised you were going to get organized for Christmas? With your “Holiday Planner” you’ll be able to keep that promise!
$10 please bring your own “sticky tape” and tape runner (can be purchased from me with advance notice) and cutting system.

October 21(3:00) – “Fall Frenzy” - In this class we’ll be creating Fall/Halloween cards and treats. Learn how to turn a simple bag into a great “trick or treat” holder, make cute Fall/winter cards and a great Christmas gift idea.
$10 please bring your own “sticky tape” or tape runner (can be purchased from me with advance notice) and cutting system.

November 4 (3:00) – Photo Album in a Lunch Box – “what is that?!” We’ll be making a unique photo album to give that special someone in your life. This accordion type album is the perfect way to show off those cute pictures and keep them safe all at the same time!
$10 please bring your own “sticky tape” or tape runner (can be purchased from me with advance notice) and cutting system.

November 11(3:00) – Stamp Camp – Cards, cards with a craft and a twist! You’ll be creating several cards with a winter theme as well as a gift/card organizer to use all year through! What’s the twist?! ***Just ask!***
$12 please bring your own “sticky tape” or tape runner (can be purchased from me with advance notice) and cutting system.

November 18(3:00) –“Merry & Bright” Stamp Camp – We’ll be focusing on winter cards and unique gift ideas all using the “Merry & Bright” stamp collection.
$20 – price includes the stamp set! Please bring your own “sticky tape” or tape runner (can be purchased from me with advance notice) and cutting system

***Here's the twist - I have a brother who is in the Navy and has just been activated to go to Iraq. He left yesterday to begin training for his new duty assignment. He actually leaves December 5th for a year long tour over there. I am going to ask everyone who participates in this class that if they are willing to make at least two cards (all supplies provided by me) to send to his unit for them to use while they're over there, I will discount your class by $2 IF I get to keep the 2 cards you make! They all have family and special occasions in their families too and won't have access to purchase cards to commemorate these events. My goal is to at least give them cards, stamps provided, to help! It's the least I/we can do for these people willing to give so much for us!***