Wednesday, June 24, 2009

EARTH HAS NO SORROW. . . . . . .

. . . that Heaven cannot heal. How true is that? My boss lost his uncle over the weekend. My co-worker asked if I would make a card to send to him from our office staff. So, I put together this quick card using the Mojo Monday Week 68 sketch.

The picture is a little dark. Sorry! I asked my husband to photograph this at 6:00 a.m. this morning. So, there was not much natural light. I was in a rush to get a picture of it as I wanted to mail it to my boss today.

I used the tree from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set and the saying from the Close as a Memory stamp set for this card. Once again, I am trying to use up my stash of retiring Stampin' Up! products.
Hope you have a good evening. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 22, 2009


Today would have been my mother's 66th birthday and I am missing her more than words. Sadly, she passed away two years ago. So, I thought this card was only fitting for the mood I'm in today. If you're fortunate enough to still have your mother, then call her, visit her and tell her you love her. Time gets away much too fast.

Today's card is not an original idea of mine. It is a CASE (Copy and Share/Steal Everything) from this card and this card that I found in the gallery at I thought they were beautiful and wanted to give it a try with the new "Rich Razzleberry" In Color that's debuting in the new Stampin' Up! catalog on July 1st. I like the olive and raspberry colors together. I think we may be seeing more of these color combinations in fashion this Fall. Just a guess! Anyway, I've sponged clouds on this card with the scallop circle punch, sponge dauber and Baja Breeze ink. I'm getting hooked on the faux clouds. They are surprisingly simple to make.

Update on my Aunt Sue - My aunt had surgery a week ago Sunday and has moved to another hospital in Circleville for rehabilitation. She hasn't done much walking yet, so progress is "slow go". Please continue to keep her in your prayers.

Supplies: Stamps - Branch Out, Sincere Salutations; Paper - Textured Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Whisper White; Ink - Baja Breeze, Basic Brown, Old Olive, Rose Red, Green Galore, Basic Black, SU! Markers - Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Rich Razzleberry, Perfect Plum; Accessories - Rich Razzleberry 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Sponge Daubers, Sponges, Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Circle Scissor Plus

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Fly Away, Fly Away, Fly Away Home . . . . .

Well, I did manage to mount one of my new stamp sets yesterday, but that's as far as I got. My uncle called to tell me that my Aunt Sue fell and broke her hip. So, I went to the hospital to visit her. She didn't complain any during my visit. She just said her neck hurt from lying in bed. She was scheduled for surgery this morning. Please pray for her. Not only has she broken her hip, she has multiple sclerosis. So, walking is already a difficult task for her.

Today's card is one I made last week using the Mojo Monday Week 72 sketch. I wanted to use up some of my stash of retiring Stampin' Up! products and retiring stamps. Sadly, I just discovered I like the retiring Tangerine Tango (orange) "In Color". I actually hadn't used it much until now. This card reminds me of my sister, Sarah. She loves ladybugs. She even dressed up like one for Halloween one year.
I sponged several of my layers on this card and added dots to the middle of the flowers using the Summer Sun marker. To get my sentiment straight, I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig. It's such a handy little tool to have. I see Stampin' Up! is offering a paper piercer in the upcoming catalog. It's going first on my first order on July 1st. I have one, but is has been severely abused. LOL!

Thanks for stopping by and for all the kind comments, too!
Stamps - SU!'s Darling dots, Sweet Little Sentiments; Paper - Washington Apple, Bella Rose, Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun, Kiwi Kiss, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White; Ink - Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Real Red, Basic Black, Black Journaler, SU! Markers - Summer Sun, Old Olive, Real Red; Accessories - Black Grosgrain Ribbon, White Jumbo Brads, Sponges, Stamp-a-ma-jig, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Dimensionals

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Good Saturday morning to you! I got my box of new Stampin' UP! goodies last night and I can't wait to use them. Plus, I got a copy of the new Stampin' UP! catalog due out on July 1st! LOVE IT! I got my catalog, I got my catalog - oh, yeah! Oh, yeah! Anyway.........I decided to try to use up some of my retiring Stampin' Up! stash on today's card. I wanted to use bright, summery colors for this one. This is just a simple card - kinda streamline, but I kinda liked the way it turned out. I stamped the bird on a piece of Baja Breeze card stock, cut the wing out and popped it up to give the bird more dimension. I used the Mojo Monday Week 89 sketch for this one. Hope you like it! Thanks for looking!
Sorry for the blurry picture - not sure what happened!
Supplies: Stamps - SU!'s Cheep Talk; Paper - Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper, Pacific Point, Summer Sun, Kiwi Kiss, Read Red, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White; Ink - Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, SU! Markers - Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie; Accessories - Chocolate Chip Jumbo Brads, Pacific Point Striped Ribbon, Circle Scissor Plus, 5-Petal Flower Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Dimensionals

Monday, June 8, 2009


Have you ever envisioned something in your head and then when you put it to paper it doesn't turn out quite like you'd hoped? Well, that's what happened to me with this card. This card was inspired by the Mojo Monday Week 88 sketch. I actually call it my Mojo Monday Blunder card. It is so not what I envisioned at all. I guess we all have days like that. I actually thought about not posting this card, but I decided to go ahead. Sometimes you hit the mark and sometimes you miss by a mile. I used the rock ' n roll technique on the flower, double stamped it, cut out the center and popped up the center with a dimensional. I then added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the edges of the flower using a Zig two-way glue pen. I also ran my white card stock through the Big Shot Machine using the polka dot texturz plate.
I do have a new card to share with you later this week. I'm a little happier with the way it turned out. I'll post it as soon as my dear husband photographs it for me.
Supplies: Stamps - SU!'s Dream A Little; Paper - Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper, Kiwi Kiss, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White; Ink - Rose Red, Cameo Coral, Not Quite Navy SU! Marker, Garden Green SU! Marker, Real Red SU! Marker, Chocolate Chip SU! Marker, Black Journaler; Accessories - Button Bouquet Buttons, Circle Scissor Plus, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Regal Rose 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Brads, Big Shot Machine, Backgrounds I Texturz Plates, Dimensionals

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Flight of the Butterflies

Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday. It is absolutely gorgeous here in Southern Ohio. Today's card is inspired from the Mojo Monday Week 86 sketch. I love butterflies and I am really starting to like the orange and red combination together. I like the look of distressing, so I went crazy sponging this card. I sponged the card base, sponged the red pieces and then sponged clouds on the butterflies' background panels. I made clouds using the scallop circle punch as my cloud template, bashful blue ink and a sponge. I also cut my orange butterfly out and popped it up with dimensionals. Okay, now, get out and enjoy the sunshine!
Supplies: Stamps - SU's Flight of the Butterfly; Paper - Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, Washington Apple Designer Series Paper, Ink - Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Black Journaler; Accessories - Paper Piercer, Sponges, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Small Oval Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch, Circle Fire Rhinestone Brad, Dimensionals

Monday, June 1, 2009


During the month of June, you can earn additional Stampin' Up! hostess benefits for hosting a workshop! This is a great time to get together and get those Stampin' Up! products you've been itching to get your fingers on and add to your stash! You can either host the workshop at your home or leave the cleaning to me and host it at my house. Too busy to get everyone together? Host a catalog workshop instead. What's that you say??? It's easy. Just pass the catalog around to family, friends, coworkers, acquaintances, babysitters, etc. and take up orders. Don't want to host a workshop at all? No problem! Qualifying individual orders can take advantage of this promotion too! Here are the wonderful details:

Summer Fun Hostess Bonus

Dates: June 1 - June 30, 2009
Promotion Details:
The Summer Fun Hostess Bonus Promotion has two parts:
Hostesses who hold a $250-$399.99 workshop will receive an additional $20 in hostess free merchandise dollars. Yes, that's on top of the $25 in free hostess merchandise dollars you'll already earn.
Hostesses who hold a $400 or more workshop will receive an additional $40 in hostess free merchandise dollars.

Contact me today to schedule your workshop! Have questions? Just drop me a line at or call me at (740) 941-1741.


A new Stampin’ Up!® catalog is right around the corner, which means it’s time to say farewell to dozens of stamp sets and accessories in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog. Don’t miss this opportunity to get the last chance products! They are only available until June 30, 2009. Check the list to see if any of your favorites are there—then buy them now, before they are going, going . . . gone.

Supplies are limited and sell out very quickly. If you see anything you want, please place your order quickly either online or email me with your order. I'll update the Last Chance Accessory List daily. You may click on any of the links below to view the Last Chance Lists

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Stampin' Up! has decided to return to one Catalog a year along with three Occasions Mini catalogs throughout the year. The new 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog will be available on July 1st! Contact me if you'd like your own copy of the new catalog!