June 2, 2010


Hi all!!! Well, I think I have recovered from my weekend event, LOL!  Actually, I have kind of taken it easy the last few days, not much stamping, just catching up on everything that didn't get done while I was prepping last week! I wanted to share one of the projects we did on Saturday using the Faux Metal technique and this really cool motorcyle single stamp from the Summer Mini! Never thought I would buy a stamp like this, but I LOVE it, and have been stamping away madly with it over the last week (hence the title, heehee!)  I used the new travel journal designer series paper as well - just love it! And, of course, my handy Top Note Die which I just adore and use all the time *wink* was perfect for doing my faux metal background! I cut it out using Sahara Sand card stock because the silver embossing powder works better on the lighter colored card stock.  I also embossed it using the Finial Press embossing folder and I love the cool look!!! My image is also embossed using verasmark and black powder - makes the bike look nice and shiny! And, I spritzed some Night of Navy over the image because I love the effect it has! I am quite happy with this card and the gals all loved it when we made it on Saturday!  I did leave the sentiment off so they could decide what they wanted to use the card for - I think it would be a great Father's Day card!  Today I am making projects for my upcoming workshop this weekend and working on some class projects so no more slacking for me - back to work, lol!! Love my work though....so, off to stamp! Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate all your comments!
Card Recipe:
Paper -Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Pumpkin Pie, Naturals White card stock, Travel Journal Designer Series Paper
Inks - Versamark, Night of Navy stampin' write marker
Stamps - Motorcyle (summer mini single stamp)
Accessories - Bigz Top Note Die, Pumpkin Pie wide striped ribbon, Night of Navy narrow grosgrain ribbon, Black and Silver embossing powders, heat gun, Finial Press embossing folder

June 1, 2010


Hello all!! WOW!! NOW is a great time to become a demonstrator! If you have been thinking about it, but have not done so, NOW IS THE TIME!!! Whether you just love to craft, or you want to grow a successful, thriving business, Stampin' Up! is a great opportunity for you. I would certainly love for you to join my team of fabulous demonstrators!  And from June 1-30, 2010, you can start your own Stampin' Up! business for just $99 with the special Mini Starter Kit!!!!!  The Mini Starter Kit--valued at over $180--contains the items listed below; while all items are recommended, you can substitute a like item of equal or lesser value.   And, NONE OF THESE ITEMS ARE RETIRING!!!

•Watercolor Trio stamp set (wood-mount)
•I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (clear-mount)
•Clear-Mount Block C
•Homemade single stamp*
•Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
•Brights Collection assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")*
•Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad
•Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad*
•Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
•Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pad
•Basic Black 1/8" taffeta ribbon*
•Color Coach*
•SNAIL Adhesive
*Sneak peek items
The Mini Starter Kit also includes the same business supplies that are in the standard Starter Kit (please note: no alternative selections can be made for business items). Contents are listed below:

•Getting Started DVD
•Getting Started Guide
•Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
•2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
•Summer Mini Catalog (8)
•To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
•Recruit Folders (5)
•Recruit Brochures (20)
•Hostess Brochures (20)
AND, new demonstrators who join Stampin' Up! in June, you will receive a free box of 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogs during the first part of July.

Want to know more? Contact me now with any questions you may have. You can also check out the Why Become a Demonstator page that addresses many of the Frequently Asked Questions. And, if you are ready to join now, you can go to my website and join online - you will need my password which is iluv2stamp!


 I love this time of year - the much anticipated new catalog is right around the corner and we all know that means fabulous new products!!! But, it also means we have to say good bye to some of our favorites.... and  June 1st marks the day to view the lists of STAMP SETS, the ACCESSORIES, and the DEFINITELY DECORATIVE ITEMS THAT ARE RETIRINGSo, if you to my Demonstrator Website, you can view the list of RETIRING ACCESSORIES - these items are limited in quantity and ITEMS WILL SELL OUT QUICKLY....so make sure you don't wait to place your order or YOU WILL MISS OUT!!!

Click here to download a copy of the Last Chance list and check out the following links below for more retiring information!

Check out the  list of  25% off retiring items
Check out the list of  50% off retiring items  
Check out all retiring stamp sets
Check out all retiring accessories
Check out all retiring home decor items
Check out all retiring Sizzix Items
Check out all retiring punches
Check out all retiring ribbons
Chek out all retiring wheels

WHEW!! There you have it - the lastest and greatest on the transition from the current catalog to the new one.....sooooo, what are waiting for??? Click here and shop with me now and get them before they are gone!!

May 31, 2010


 I really did not mean to be gone for this long - I can't believe I actually missed a whole week!! But, I was crazy busy with getting ready for the Annual Scrap and Stamp Fest that happened this past Saturday and I am very proud and pleased to say that it went off without a hitch and everyone had a great time!!! I have pics to share with you a little later this week, but today I wanted to share one of the projects from the event.  It is a purse card box which will hold up to six A2 cards depending on your embellishments -this particular one I did four cards with envies and had plenty of room!  I used a lot of fun things to make this box and added lots of texture with my embossing folders! The front of the box you can see the Lattice Square embossing on the Tempting Turquoise center strip - LOVE the way this looks!! And, I just had to add some scallops as well, I just love how they look!
 Here is a picture of the actual cards that fit inside this fun box!  I wanted you to be able to see them all, so I realize there is not a real closeup, but you get the idea *wink*  These cards were so fun and easy to make using the Hostess Level II set called Punched Posies - I just love how each and every stamp in that set has a corresponding punch to match! Sure makes cutting them out a snap and they all look sooooo good together!  And, I used the yummy Island Oasis designer paper from the Summer Mini as well - I just love the bright colors and the summery feel they have! This was a fun kit to put together and the ladies loved it!! I will be sharing more projects over the next few days, so make sure you stop by and check them out!! Now, I am off to work on some projects for ME - don't get to do that too often, lol!!!! Thanks soooo much for stopping by, I love ya for it!
Card and box recipe:
Paper - Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun card stock, Island Oasis Designer Series Paper
Inks - Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Summer sun classic inks
Stamps - Punched Posies
Accessories - Square Lattice embbossing folder, Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie narrow grosgrain ribbon, Old Olive wide satin ribbon, twine, Pumpkin Pie Corduroy button, Scalloped edge border punch, Flower burst embosslit, butterfly embosslit, Butterfly Punch, Circle Scallop Punch, 1 inch circle punch, 1/2 inch circle punch, Extra large Fancy Flower punch, Five-Petal punch