Thursday, December 30, 2010


The rain is finally over and the beautiful sun is shining. Such a bright and beautiful day. I am looking forward to just enjoying it in anyway possible. Tonight we are playing scrabble at my neighbors house. That will be a great time, I'm sure.

It's almost time for another card class and I am still posting pictures from the last one. It seems the days fly by so fast. Anyway, here is another one from our Dec class. It just looks like what I remember from our past days in the country in Michigan. The good old days as my husband would say.

I love this stamp set and am looking forward to using it often. The old truck especially is so much like some we have had in the past.

Stamp set: Countryside and Occasional Quotes

Cardstock: Early Expresso, Woodland Walk DSP and Very Vanilla

Ink: Early Expresso

Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals

Wow! I can't believe that is all the accessories I used. Usually I have a huge list. We did some involved cards this month and so about 3 of them I tryed to make very simple. We still had a 4 hour class. Guess I will have to keep them on the simple side from now on. One card took them 1 hour to make. That's just too long.

Thanks for stoppin and hope to see you again real soon. My New Year's resolution is to post more often in 2011. We'll see if that happens. (lol)


'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in him, and he will act' Psalm 37:5

Monday, December 27, 2010

Scallop Envelope Die

Good Monday morning, I think. Can't seem to get going this morning. Must be due to the long celebration week-end. Christmas takes so long to get here and it is over in such a short time. We really had a good one this year however. We went looking at Christmas lights with old friends one night and just had a blast. Family came both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and we just had so much fun with them. I love Christmas and can hardly wait for it to come again.

I am sharing another December card class card today. This one I have made before and I just love it. The ladies in my class did too.

Stamp set: Occasional Quotes and Vintage Vogue and Birthday Bakery

Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Perfect Plum and Whisper White

Ink: Perfect Plum

Accessories: Big Shot with Scallop Envelope Die, Scallop Border Punch, Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, sticky strip and Stampin' Dimensionals

Hope you try this card. It makes for a fun birthday message hidden in the envelope. I love it!!

Thanks for stoppin and I hope to see you again real soon. Have a blessed day in the Lord!


Sunday, December 26, 2010

After Thoughts

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and didn't eat too much. We had such a good time with our family and two very delicious meals, one on the Eve of Christmas and one Christmas Day. My children are such good cooks and even cleaned up everything afterwards. I am truly a blessed woman. The best presents are family and friends and I am blessed with the best of both.

Now it's time to get back to work and get some posting done. I will be sharing my December card class with you the next few days. If anyone would like to purchase it just e-mail me and let me know. The cost is $12 for 8 cards, matching envelopes and postage is extra. We had such fun in this class but then we always do. If you live in the area we would love to have you join us. It is always the 3rd Saturday of the month.

For this card I used:
Stamp Set: After Thoughts

Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, So Saffron and Whisper White and Sunny Garden DSP

Ink: Not Quite Navy

Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Bright Brads, 5/16 Neutral Brads, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat set and Stampin' Dimensionals

Everyone loved it and they all need birthday cards it seems. Today I am kicking back and relaxing in the quiet of an empty house. The younger people have gone to the Casino and now I get to set and read and enjoy the day. Hope you all can do the same.

Thanks for stoppin! Have a blessed day and may God bless you for this New Year.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sneak Peek

Wow! What a busy 2 weeks! My card class was last Saturday so I will be posting the cards we did for the next few days. At least I will be posting as well as celebrating the Holiday. We are getting more than our share of rain today but it is better than snow, so I am not complaining. I love Christmas and have lived where I had a white Christmas most of my life but I can enjoy Christmas without the white stuff too. It's the reason behind the season that counts, not whether we have snow or not. So happy Jesus birthday to all of you.

This card is a sneak preview from the new Occasions Mini. I really love this set.

Stamp set: Easter Blossoms

Card stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Regal Rose and Rose Red

Ink: Jet Black Stazon

Accessories: Big Shot with the Finial Press and the Polka Dot Embossing folders, 1/2" and 3/4" circle punches, 1 3/8" Circle and the Scallop Circle punches, 1/4" Basic Black Grosgrain ribbon and Stampin' Dimensionals

Pretty easy to make but just a really sweet card. My ladies just loved it and so do I. Hope you do too and that it inspires you to make your own card with this stamp set. I am sure I will be doing more in the future.

Thanks for stoppin and hope to see you again soon. Have a blessed night.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Fall Leaves

Surprize I am back finally. I didn't realize it had been so long since I posted. December is a busy month and I just haven't had time to create anything. That's why I am posting a card I made in November for my card class. They really liked using a dryer sheet to create these beautiful leaves.
I just love teaching new techniques to new stampers. I only have one really seasoned stamper in my group and even she was amazed at what you can do with a dryer sheet and dazzling diamonds. It was so much fun.
I have a card class again this Saturday and am having a problem getting my creative juices flowing to get the cards ready. Hope praying will help to open my mind up to some really unusual designs.

The recipe for this card is:

Stamp Set: After Thoughts (hostess set)

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, and More Mustard

Ink: Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke

Accessories: Big Shot with the Leaves #2 die,used dryer sheet, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, dazzling diamonds, Stampin' Dimensionals

It is simple but dazzling! Everyone loved making it and are now trying to get used dryer sheets. I don't use dryer sheets anymore because I use liquid softner, so I just threw a clean towel and a few dryer sheets in the dryer and ran it for 20 minutes. They came out looking used and worked just great for the leaves.

Thanks for stoppin! Have a blessed day and stop in again real soon.

Your Stampin' Up Demo

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Winter Post

I wanted to do another Christmas card for my workshop coming up on the 11th. I also wanted a non-traditional card because we are doing two traditional ones.

I really love Marina Mist and Wild Wasabi together and the Basic Black and Whisper White fit right in with them.

I used the stamp sets, Winter Post for the image and A Cardinal Christmas for the sentiment.

I love the Big Shot and used it with the Northern Flurry and Square Lattice Embossing Folders. It makes everything look more textured and dimensional.

I finished it off with dimensionals and the Whisper White Organza Ribbon. So not traditional but so very pretty! Hope you like it as much as I do.

I hope you are inspired to step out of the box and design something different and special. I love it when a plan falls in place.

Thanks for stoppin!

Have a blessed night!


'You're blessed when you stay the course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God'
Psalm 119:1

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Cardinal Christmas

I just love Christmas! This is one of my favorite stamps for Christmas. We had a motor home when we lived in Michigan and it was parked in our back yard. When we would eat lunch we could look out our kitchen window and watch these 2 cardinals look at themselves in the rearview mirror. They were so beautiful, bright red and flitting all over. They were a very bright spot in an otherwise snowy white picture.

I used Real Red, Garden Green and Whisper White Cardstock, A Cardinal Christmas Stamp set, the Scallop Trim Corner Punch, the Scallop Oval Punch, the Wide Oval Punch and Real Red Satin 5/8" ribbon. I colored the stamp with Real Red and Garden Green Markers before stamping. Fairly simple yet elegant looking card. Hope it inspires you to create something too.

Thanks for stoppin!

Have a blessed night!


'You're blessed when you stay the course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God'
Psalm 119:1

Year End Blow Out

I am so excited to be chosen again to be a Ustamp designer for the next fabulous event on Ustamp With Dawn and Friends. It's called the Year End Blow Out.

You need to go to to get the Early Bird price before Dec 4th. It's a $5 savings and you won't be sorry you did it. You will receive 40 projects and cards and this time the projects are using a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock. We will be using products from the new Occasions Mini, the Sale A Bration catalog and Hostess sets.

I am very happy to announce I have my first recruit. I'm excited about working with her to get her started in this fabulous business. I really love what I do and want to share it with everyone all the time.

I know I haven't posted for several days, I have been battling a terrible cold and just can't get the mojo going. Hopefully today I can create something to share.

Thanks for stoppin'

Have a blessed day!


'You are blessed when you stay the course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God'
Psalm 119:1