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Thursday, July 1, 2010


I am always so excited when the new catalog comes out, well guess what it is that time again. I am in love with so much already. Click the picture below to view it...

Once my catalogs arrive I will be sending of few out to my top customers for FREE! If you would like to purchase a copy contact me today.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


I am finally getting back on track with everything and it has been like Christmas finding all of my stamp stuff again. In our new house I have to get a little creative with stamp space since we don't have the extra room, so when I get it all put together I will share it will you all!

I have missed posting the retired lists for you all, so let me catch up real quick.. first up is the retiring stamp list. Click on the picture to see the list bigger..

CLICK HERE for the most up to date retiring accessory list. This list changes daily and when the items are gone they are gone!

CLICK HERE for the retiring Definitely Decorative list.

I apologize for getting this on here late, you have until the end of June to take advantage of these items. You can email me to place an order by clicking here, or order directly through my website here.

I have some projects on my to do list, which means I will hopefully have stuff to share soon! Happy Stamping and!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Thanks for your Patience...

Hello Creative Gals.. Thank you for your patience with my posting! Just to announce Evan Michael was born April 9th. So, see my latest creation!!

I will be back to creating soon.. Next week we will be making our big move to Dallas, so new baby and a move...needless to say life is CRAZY!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


I am so proud of myself for keeping up with my posting this past week. Call it the nesting, I am not sure.. hopefully by the time this one posts I will actually be holding my new little boy. I have been working on some cards for a friend, which has been great because it is forcing me to be down in my stamp cave and CREATE!

Enjoy this quick little birthday card! I made a girl & boy design.. I just love this card!! It feels so good to be stamping more again!

SUPPLIES: Stamp Sets: It's Your Birthday (retired); Ink: Chocolate Chip; Paper: retired DSP, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Creamy Caramel, Pretty in Pink, Ballet Blue; Misc: Big Shot, Impression Pads, Stampin Sponge, Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Scallop Circle Punch.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Okay this is the last of my Easter Goodie posts.. I made this fun project for my Preschoolers. Easter is such an amazing time in our lives as we celebrate Jesus dying and being raised from the dead. It is because of that very act in history that we can live as we do today!

I hope you enjoy these fun little gifts!! The most amazing thing is the total cost of this gift was around: $1.30 each, can you believe it!! I love a good deal!

I got these HUGE coloring books at our local dollar store, these pictures don't do the size of them any justice. They are GINORMOUS!! I found the sparkly crosses in the clearance bin at our local Joann's, and the crayons were purchased before the school year started.

I just added a couple punches and Happy Easter! I just know the kiddos will LOVE these!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter Made Simple...

This little container is for a special friend to our family! I can't say her name just in case she checks this... LOL!!

This is yet again a SIMPLE treat container I found in the Target Dollar Spot and just added a little ribbon & rub-on. Don't look at the rub-on to closely, I made a boo boo. Yes, even I made boo boo's from time to time.

Isn't my bunny model adorable? I have two Easter baskets for Drew this year just in case I am in labor this weekend, as I have already made up his Easter basket, so he needs another one to go on the Easter Egg hunt...always prepared!!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Week Continues....

This fun little goodies were not only made for Drew's classmates, but also for my MOPS Steering team. Since we are moving to Dallas in a month I am in a REAL need to downsize all my extras. So, I got the jelly beans on sale and found a pack of these small cello bags unopened...add a little Easter grass and poof... and cute little treat!

I also used the Scallop Circle, 1 1/4" Circle, and 1/8" Handheld Circle Punches. Plus one of my favorite stamp sets in the catalog...Pun Fun!

Monday, March 29, 2010

A Week of Easter FUN!!

I have been having a great time going through my office...SURPLUS, to create quick and simple things for people. We LOVE Easter in our house, so I get a little excited about making Easter treats. I hope you will enjoy these next few posts!!

This first sparkly green container is a gift for Drew's teachers at Preschool! I LOVED this container when I found it at the Target Dollar Spot. In it is the Easter Card I posted posted previously and of course some sweet treats!! The bunny is just for cuteness!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Easter is almost here, which means LOTS to me! First, is a day to celebrate the Jesus's Resurrection; Second, it is my due date; and Third it is fun to Easter Egg hunt with Drew. Here is a fun card I made at a recent workshop, but it is also the card I am using this year because I LOVE IT!! I got this idea from somewhere and I really wish I could remember where that was.. Enjoy!


Stamp Set: Chocolate Bunny (Occasions Mini), Well Scripted (Occasions Mini)

Paper: Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink: Basic Black

Misc: Stampin Dimensionals, Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Crimper, Scallop Oval Punch, White Uni-Ball Gel Pen, Scallop Trim Border Punch (Sale-a-Bration).

Just a quick reminder you only have a few days left to EARN FREE exclusive stamp products for every $50 in merchandise you order. Sale-a-Bration ends at the end of March!! Contact me today to place your order!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Hello Everyone!! We are are expecting our little one any time, we are just over a week out from our due date. So, exciting! As you can see I have been distracted with preparing for baby, but I have been stamping a little over the last couple days. In other big news, April will be a crazy month for us since we will be moving to DALLAS! Yes, you heard me right! We are very excited to become Texans at the end of April!

So, I will keep this blog up as much as possible over the next month, bare with me! Enjoy this card I did for a recent workshop!

Stamp Set: Party Hearty
Paper: Cottage Wall (DSP), Cloe to Cocoa, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Certainly Celery
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Misc: Certainly Celery & Chocolate Chip Stampin Write Markers, 1 3/8" Square Punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Small Oval Punch, Word Window Punch, 2-Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin Dimensionals, 1/8" Handheld Punch, Rhinestone Brads, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

February Favorite Project- Tac Board

Hello Stampers & Creative Peeps!
Okay, as you can tell I am off schedule with only 4 1/2 weeks until we welcome our second child my mind is a little distracted! So, I thought I would start this week with my favorite project from my last workshop! I know you will LOVE it! Not only was this a workshop project, but it was also a $1 store item that I had so it was also part of my challenge to myself to go through ALL my stuff and start actually making something of the goodies I have bought over the years.. So enjoy!!

Stamp Sets: Defining Alphabet
Paper: Tall Tales DSP
Ink: Basic Black
Misc: Sticky Cut Letters, Fine Cosmo Glitter, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Trio Flower Punch, 1/16" Punch (retired), Crystal Effects, Stampin Dimensionals, Sticky Strip.
Non SU: E6000 Adhesive, Flat Tacks, Small Flower Marbles, Tack Boards ($1 Store)
I hope you love this as much as I did, so easy to do!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Quick POST...for Fun!

Hello Stampers!!

This is just a quick post as I work on editing some other pics to put up! Here are some fun ribbons I threw together for my MDO Preschooler's birthdays. I found these ribbons on clearance (less than $1) at JoAnns. With just a couple punches, ribbon, and a stamp...POOF, there you go Birthday ribbons. I also glued some pins on the back so they can be worn, our kiddos LOVE them!

This is the first of many things I am working for my big office clean out! I set a goal to work through all the goodies I bought in dollar bins over the years and I am slowly getting on track.

Stay tuned later in the week for a REALLY fun project I did!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Valentine's Treats PART III!

Here is your final post for my Valentine's goodies. First up, is Drew's Valentine, hand print provided by Drew...LOL!! We just made a couple of these for grandparents & teachers. I was just happy I actually got some made this year. Maybe I am turning a corner????

This is the Valentine's Drew gave to his teachers, will a little chocolate!!

Finally, this was a special Valentine for Drew's FAVORITE Jamie!!
I hope you enjoyed my Valentine's Treats! I will have more up soon, especially since I am working on some special projects (to be done before baby), and I have a workshop this weekend in Iowa. Stay Tuned!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Valentine's Treats PART II!!

Okay here is round TWO!! As you can see they are not fancy, but by just adding some ribbon and a tag you can create a simple yet SWEET gift for someone.

This first one was a cute little set of stamps & candy necklaces I found in the Target $1 Bin for my Preschool Boys. They LOVED them!

Nothing fancy here, just some yummy chocolate with some designer series paper, ribbon, & a tag. I made this for our Preschool Director from Drew.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Treats PART I!!

I am so excited to finally be getting my stamp office in order! Maybe it is a nesting thing, I don't know. Over the next couple days I am going to share some quick and easy Valentine's treats I made with help from Drew, for various peeps. I hope you enjoy these, sometimes simple IS better!!

This first set was for my MOPS Leadership Gals!

These fun lollipop's were picked out by Drew for his favorite Gals in Dallas!

Saturday, February 13, 2010


I finally did it! I have had some Definitely Decorative products just sitting in my stamp office because I wasn't sure I wanted to use them in our current house, but as I reorganizing and downsizing my office I thought to myself..."WHY NOT?" So, here is my first one:

This was pretty easy to put up, however since it was a little older some of the letters stuck to the paper. The beauty of it was I was still able to peel them off the paper (where they were stuck) and put them on the wall. All in all it worked, but don't look at the lopsided "A." I LOVE rub-on's and these are just bigger versions of them.. LOL!!

I also have a train I am putting on my son's bedroom door, you will have to wait a bit on that one since I didn't space it right, so I need to buy another set to make a LONGER train.. Oops!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Couple LATE Cards

Here are a couple cards I made for a workshop last October.. I know LATE, but I guess it is better late than never right? Enjoy!!

I will be posting some Valentine's Treats ASAP!!

Sunday, January 31, 2010


Okay, I have been working on this list for quite some time just trying to find some sort of organization before I passed it on to you.. I have priced all of these products at 50% off or more from the retail price. First up is just a list, if you would like to see a picture please let me know, as I have pictures for each of these sets. Happy Shopping!!

$5 Alphabet Soup
$4 Background Basics
$6 Background Sampler
$4 Brushstroke Blossom
$8 Business Boosters
$6 Canvas
$8 Cuddles & Tickles
$5 (each) Fabulous Four x2
$6 Fresh Flowers
$8 Fresh Fruit
$6 Fun Filled (used)
$7 Fun Filled (NEW)
$8 Furnished with Love (NEW)
$5 Gently Falling (NEW)
$4 God Bless America
$8 Happiness
$6 Happy Harmony (NEW)
$7 Holiday Spirit
$4 It's A Loop Thing (Hostess)
$8 Just Delightful (Simply Scrappin Kit)
$7 Little Hellos
$5 Little Somethings
$7 Love Ya Bunches (NEW)
$7 Mini Messages (NEW)
$5 Much Appreciated
$5 Noteworthy (NEW)
$7 Occasionally
$8 Oh My Word (Hostess)
$8 On Angel's Wings (NEW)
$4 Pocket Full of Posies
$6 Reverse Prints
$6 Say it With Scallops
$7 Seeing Spots
$5 Snow Flurries
$5 So Very (NEW)
$6 Spring Garden
$8 Tickets & Tokens (Simply Scrappin Kit)
$6 Too Terrific Tags
$6 Year Round Cheer

I do accept paypal, and will work with you if this form of payment doesn't work. I will also ship any of these sets and will work with you to get the best rate. Happy Shopping!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Do YOU LOVE Build-A-BEAR?? I know I just took Drew to make his first bear about a month ago and I must admit it was my first experience as well. They made it so much fun for him, although I had to keep him from stealing to many hearts out of the bin.

So would you like to receive a coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase? Here is how you can do just that:

From now until April 30th for every $20 you spend in our products from the Build-a-Bear Collection, you will receive a coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase. You coupon will also come with Free $1,000 Bear Bills Web Code (Unique codes for This is an award-winning Build-A-Bear Workshop virtual world where kids can go online and create a virtual character and play. In addition, when kids buy a bear at Build-A-Bear Workshop, they also get a virtual bear to play with on the site).

Click here to see our BEYOND adorable build-a-bear products!!

Now, I thought you would enjoy some pictures of my little guy enjoying his time at Build-a-Bear. I know you will want to earn atleast one of these coupons!!

Monday, January 25, 2010


Thank you all for your patience as I get ready for this new little boy to arrive in just 10 weeks.. I have lots of goals to accomplish, stamping included. So, I am putting my challenge to myself on here so you can all hold me accountable. We need to downsize our "STUFF..." LOL! Over the years I have bought tons of stuff and I clearly remember saying "Oh, I know I can make something cute with this." Well, that stuff has definitely accumulated and been made into NOTHING. So, my goal over the next few months is to do just that, make OH SO CUTE THINGS with my dollar store purchases.. As I get my office organized as well as the house I will be creating projects for gifts and classes, then I will share them with you. I am nervous about the challenge, but it will be good for me...

First up, I wanted to share some of the blogs I just added to my blog roll on the right... these are blogs from my Stamp Team members, so if you get a moment check them out! They are all creative ladies and I am blessed to know them!

Sandy Scott:

Chas Mullins:

Joedy Batay:

Tina Floe:

I hope they inspire you!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010


On January 12, 2010 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, leaving in its wake devastation so overwhelming that the Haitian people and their leaders can only look for help from the outside to cope. As a Stampin′ Up! demonstrator, you can help make a difference in the lives of those who continue to suffer from the effects of this earthquake by purchasing, and more importantly selling, the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set.

From now until February 28, 2010, $2 from every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set you sell will be donated to the American Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund. The Red Cross is already well-established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.

118571 I {Heart} Hearts – clear-mount (block D recommended) $18.95
117010 I {Heart} Hearts – wood-mount $26.95

Click of the above flyer to order! Let's help these families in need!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Cute Christmas Cards...

Okay I know these are a little behind, but to my defense I have had very sporadic internet access due some problems with the ole laptop. Anyhow, here are a couple Christmas Cards I received from my favorite upline & sister-in-law Erin Blair and downline Keri Stoodley. I hope you enjoy them.

Visit Erin's blog to see more of her awesome work by clicking here.

Christmas Card from Keri Stoodley:

Friday, January 8, 2010


I wanted to do something special for my hubby this year since it was our 10th Christmas together. We really didn't do much on our anniversary, so I thought it is NOW or never. One of my hidden talents is writing poems, well I thought... Hmmmm.. what if I wrote a poem to the tune of the 12 days of Christmas. Anyhow, that is just what I did, guess you have to know my crazy brain, LOL!!

I hope you get a kick out of this!!

I got the frame at the $1 store here and used a mix of supplies. I actually took the picture as well, check out my photography blog here.

I know the poem is hard to read, so if you want to know what it says here you go:


In our first year of marriage my True Love gave to me
A Ryder truck packed with all our goodies

In our second year of marriage my True Love gave to me
A fabulous trip to the island of Maui!

In our third year of marriage my True Love gave to me
Our first home to start our fam-i-ly
In our fourth year of marriage my True Love gave to me
All the love he could give his wife-ee

In our fifth year of marriage my True Love gave to me

In our sixth year of marriage my True love gave to me
His help to make my dreams reality

In our seventh year of marriage my True Love gave to me
Unending strength as we dealt with tragedy

In our eighth year of marriage my True Love gave to me
Our son and a full heart of glee

In our ninth year of marriage my True Love gave to me
All The love he showed our baby

On our tenth year of marriage my True Love gave to me
A decade full of many memories!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Baby Carriage Card

Okay I just have to show off my sister-in-law, Erin Blair, one more time because she is just plain awesome!! Here is a card she made for our new little boy on the way, her nephew-to-be!

Please take a moment to check out her amazing blog, click here!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Another exciting starting TODAY is our Occasions Mini Catalog, which runs from January 5th-April 30th. I know as you browse this catalog you will see new and exciting things like:

*Clear Mounted Stamps
*A New Punch design

Click on the brochure to view the pages!!


I am so excited that Sale-a-Bration is here!! Starting today you can starting earning FREE Exclusive Stamp Sets & Accessories from Stampin Up! Click on the Sale-a-Bration catalog below to see the products. What is exciting a new about this year's promotion is the additional FREE products you can earn, see the back page for details.

Here is how YOU can earn the goodies in the brochure for FREE:
*For every $50 in Stampin Up! Merchandise you spend (select one item)
*Host a Workshop or Catalog party that totals $300 in merchandise (select one item)
*Join Stampin Up! during this promotional period and choose a free Stampin Set from the catalog (valued up to $47.95).
Contact me today to book your workshop or catalog party. Dates are limited and will go on a first come first serve basis.

Monday, January 4, 2010


Hello Creative Gals!! I just have to share one of the amazing cards my sister-in-law & amazing Stampin Up! Upline, Erin Blair, made for me. She is one of the reasons I stay inspired!

Totally cute huh?? Click Here to check out her awesome blog full of great ideas!! By the way this card was for my little man's 2nd birthday! Not only did she make this but also a REALLY cute train cake!

Friday, January 1, 2010

THE Gift of BAKING!!

Okay these are not really stamped, but I wanted to quickly share another gift I put together for the Pastor's at our church from the MOPS program.

For those of you who know me well, you know I HATE baking. I would rather make a huge meal then bake. So, don't think tons of hours went into these because that would not be true. Needless to say the Pastor's were not complaining! It is the thought and for me and more importantly THE PRESENTATION!!!