Saturday, November 20, 2010


This is card from last month's stamp-a-stack card class.  It is heavily inspired from this card by Dawn Griffin.  I just changed the color palette slightly and the stamp sets.  I swapped out the Pretty in Pink card stock for Melon Mambo and changed the stamps from Aviary and Elements of Style to Just Believe and Perfect Punches.  I know it is hard to see, but I brushed Smooch Illuminate Top Coat over my flowers.  It gives the flowers a water colored effect.  I kind of like it.  I also used some Basic Rhinestones Jewels to "bling up" my card a bit.  I paired the Melon Mambo with Basic Black and the new In Color, Pear Pizazz.  Is anyone else loving the Pear Pizazz too?

I need to make this a quick post today.  I'm heading to Jingle Bell Festival here in my hometown.  All the storefronts downtown are decorated for Christmas and the stores are holding their annual Christmas Open House.  (Most stores have fresh baked cookies, hot cider, hot chocolate and coffee for their guests.)  Later, I'll watch the parade with some great friends and hopefully enjoy the Lantern Tour.  My husband's uncle, Delmar, is in charge of the tour every year.  He writes a play using stories from real people in our community from the late 1800's and early 1900's.  Each actor dresses in era costume and reenacts the happens of our town during a particular era.  The tour leads guests to historic buildings through town.  Of course, the tour guide lights the way with what else - a lantern.

Thanks for peeking in on me today!  I hope you all enjoy your weekend! 

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Monday, November 15, 2010


Yep, this is a truly amazing deal from Stampin' Up!  Starting today until November 30th, 2010 you can purchase the Stampin' Up! Standard Starter Kit or the Digital Starter kit for $87.50.  That's half off the regular price.  Plus, you can even customize the kit to your suit your preference.  Starting your own business has never been so easy.  This offer is great for the hobbyist who just wants great product, but doesn't want the obligation of staying in business.  Purchase your starter kit and enjoy Stampin' Up! demonstrator benefits for three months.  You do not have to commit to anything more.  However, you just might find that you really like the benefits of being a demonstrator!  Here's how it works. 
1. Contact me at my email address to get a password.

2. Once you have the password, go to my website (click here) and click on  Join Now to join Stampin' UP!

3. Read, print and sign the Independent Demonstrator Agreement.

4. Choose the starter kit of your choice - standard or digital.

Don't forget - this offer is only good for two weeks.  What are you waiting for? Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I'd be more than happy to assist you.

Thanks for peeking in on me today!

BE BACK LATER TODAY.................

Just a little note to let you know that I'll be back later today with some exiting news from Stampin' Up!  I also got my husband to photograph some of my cards, so I'll be posting them this week as well.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Here's my second take on the Day of Gratitude stamp set.  I wanted to create a simple fall card for my October class and this card is the one I decided on.  I do have some more projects to share with you.  However, my dear hubby is my photographer and some times his time to photograph is not my time.  Know what I mean?  I guess it's time I break down and do my own photographing.  Sigh!  I know, I know.  Oh, whoa is me.  I don't know why I fight modern technology so much.  Perhaps it's time I just go ahead and dive in head first.

Thanks for peeking in on me tonight!  I'm going to keep this post short.  I've been up since 1:00 a.m. with yucky head congestion.  I have to get better by the weekend.  A dear friend of mine and I are going Christmas shopping!