Sunday, November 29, 2009

2009 Holiday Mini Swap #7

We are winding down the swap posts, but I hope you have enjoyed them! Just a few more and you should have lots of holiday ideas to start making your Christmas cards. Enjoy this next set of swaps:

Serene Snowflakes: by Shari Caspers

Just BeClause: by Emily Hoadly

Let There Be Light: by Lauren McMillan

Holy Family: By Tamie Ackerson Holy Family by our Fearless Swap leader: Cricket Thompson

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Hello Gals, My bi-annual phone-a-thons are back!! Join me by phone or email to take advantage of a special savings this December. Here is how it works:

You call or email me between the hours of 7pm-9pm Central Time and you will get an instant savings anywhere from 10%-30% off your merchandise total of $30 or more. So, this is FREE money or should I say FREE stamp product.

DATE: Sunday, December 13, 2009
TIME: 7-9pm (Central Time)
Misc: $5 will be added to each order to offset the cost of shipping

Click here to email OR Call me at: 636-236-7303

Note: Discount will be given once order is received & will be given in order of calls/emails received. If we reach the $150 hostess amount, I will be drawing a name for the FREE Hostess $$ & a name for the FREE Hostess Stamp Set.

I hope to hear from you!! Christie

Friday, November 27, 2009

Cookie Sheet

I hope your Thanksgiving was full of fun, family, friends, and FOOD!! The beauty of being a Stampin Up! Demonstrator is the fun things you get to learn from one another! I absolutely loved this idea when I saw it and knew I had to make some of my own. Check below and you will understand why...

Here is my version of the altered cookie sheet! Most of what you will see paper wise is retired, but I have so much of this designer paper from a past Sale-a-Bration event and I LOVE it... so I just kept on using it!! I am going to try a pizza pan soon! What a cheap and easy way to make a gift! The cookie sheet is from the dollar store!! Note: You will see two holes on the bottom, that is my way of saying I am not perfect and mark where you want your holes before you punch them.. LOL!!


Stamp Set: Defining Alphabet

Paper: DSP (retired), Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana

Ink: Basic Black

Misc: Scallop Circle Punch, Boho Blossom Punch, Scallop Square Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Top Note Die, Joy in the Cheer Die, Certainly Celery Stampin Write Marker, Crop-a-Dile, Soft Subtle Buttons, Pretties Kit, Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, Sticky Strip, Crafter's Tool Kit (retired). Non Stampin Up: Magnets, post-it's

CONTACT ME today to book your workshop and we can make fun things like this!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Holiday Mini Swap #7!

I am sure you have enjoyed a brief break from my swap posting, but I saved these swaps specifically for today!! Enjoy them and more importantly today is a day to give thanks with and share time with family & friends!!


Karen Mickel

Barb Coblentz

Carol Slack

Kathy Wheat

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fun Goodie Bags- Teacher Gifts

Can you believe two posts in a row that were not swaps? I have been doing a little stamping lately in between the launch of my photography business. Yesterday was our last day of school before the Thanksgiving holiday, so I made some little treat bags for Drew's teachers and fellow teachers. Yes, besides a stamper, I teach preschool part time, and as said above I just launched my photography business (click here to check it out)

These are cute and really simple!!


Stamp Set: The More the Merrier (Hostess)

Paper: Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, DSP (retired designs)

Misc: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1/16" Handheld Circle Punch, 1/8" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Window Sheets, Mini Glue Dots, 1/2" Soft Suede Polka Dot Grosgrain, Whisper White Grosgrain, More Mustard (retired) Grosgrain.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Overdue.. Cute Halloween Card!

Hello, as I was taking pictures of the projects from my latest workshop I realized I missed posting this card we made for Halloween. I would normally jut bypass it, but it is way to cute not to share... I got a swap at a Stampin Up! event a few years ago that did the Mummy like this and I knew I wanted to make a card using.. IT PAYS TO SWAP!!

I am not a huge fan of Halloween, but how could you not love this Mummy (I think it is the googly eyes)!


Stamp Sets: Holiday Best (hostess), The More the Merrier (Hostess)

Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink: Basic Black, Whisper White (Craft)

Misc: Uni-Ball White Gel Pen; Gold Brads; Ribbon: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, More Mustard (retired), Black Grosgrain, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Mini Glue Dots.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

2009 Holiday Mini Swap Post #6

This post will be sure to bring you Holiday Cheer... just a couple more Holiday Mini Posts, then on to some more FUN Creative stuff..

STAMP SET: Yuletide Christmas

Lisa Bowell

Dania Welch


My Girl: Michelle Chesser

Carol Payne

Saturday, November 21, 2009

2009 Holiday Mini Swap- Post #5

And a way we go... aren't you impressed at my consistant posting?! LOL!! Anyhow, I really want to finish sharing these AWESOME swaps with you!!

Enjoy these next few samples, from sets I would not have normally been interested in, but when I saw these swaps it was like seeing these stamp sets for the first time.

STAMP SET: Charming

Susan Auyer


Tammy Johnson
STAMP SET: Note to Self

Thursday, November 19, 2009

2009 Holiday Mini Swap Post #4

And we are off and running! Here is some FALL fun just for you...

First Up: Autumn Splendor

Angi Holt

Next Up: Wandering Words
Maggie Farina

Last Up: Twick or Tweet (I know we are past Halloween, but this is to cute not to share)

Diane Tritz

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

2009 Holiday Mini Swap Post #3

Here we go...see now I am on a roll... The next few swaps feature the Holiday Mini Stamp Set Berry Christmas.

Leslie Allen

Carla StarryAlign Center
Dena Rekow

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

2009 Holiday Mini Swap Post #2

Here we go, I am going to try to get all of these swaps posted throughout the week so we can move onto more creative stuff... I hope you ready to be inspired! Here are the OH SO Cute Build-a-Bear swaps I got:

Jessica Jones

Lou Ann Ramp

Shelly May (stamp sister): Click here to see more of her creativity!!
Christine Ekrem
Deb Valder

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Hello ALL!! Well, I am traveling yet again, this time I surprised my good friend in Dallas for her 30th birthday. These next few posts will be the last of my sad! I hope you enjoy this first set is fall/Halloween cards, so sorry for the delay in the Halloween.
Colleen Takacs

Polly Herbstreith

Denise Jorgensen

Linda Pagel

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Okay I have held off posting the card I made for the 100 Card swap because, well, it just took FOREVER to make. Sometimes my ideas are a LITTLE crazy. Anyhow, I hope you LOVE it as much as I do..

SUPPLIES: Oh I hope I don't forget anything..
STAMP SET: Look Who's Turning
INK: Chocolate Chip, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black
PAPER: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Pale Plum, Cottage Wall DSP
MISC: Scallop Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, 1/4" Punch (retired), 2-Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin Dimensionals, Chocolate Chip 1" Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Sponge, Pumpkin Pie Stampin Write Marker. (On the final swap I used the Big Shot & Backgrounds #1 Texturz Plate on the Pale Plum area instead of stamping). Non-Stampin Up: Google Eyes