Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Sunday Post

If you want a card to truly say what is in your heart, make it yourself! This lovely wedding card (made by another stamper) is purely simple or simply pure. Either way you look at it, it's perfect for a Christian wedding! God's Blessings is the name of the featured stamp set and could not be more aptly named. (Also features Garden Silhouettes, retired stamp set.)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Saturday Sample

This lovely card is one of my daughter's creations. Tiffany is also a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, and we do most of our classes together for double fun! This card is a stepped-up version of a Make & Take we did at our January open house and features all In Colors.

Click on to order any of the supplies for this card. Once on my 24/7 store website, just click on Shop Now. Easy peasy:)

Card recipe:
stamps: Medallion, Lovely Labels (Sale-a-Bration free item)
ink: Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pads
Paper: Bermuday Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Confetti White card stocks, Rich Razzleberry Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Vintage Brads, Scallop Circle, Scallop Edge, and Photo Corners Punches, Dazzling Diamonds, Two Way Glue Pen

Friday, February 26, 2010

Stampin' Up! all the way!

All my creative endeavors feature Stampin' Up! materials exclusively. I think you already knew that, but I thought I might just highlight that fact! I love the incredible quality, design, and value found in every Stampin' Up! product.

I will be demonstrating some of the latest and best this Sunday, February 28th, at a workshop in my Stamping Studio (13246 Trentwood, San Antonio, TX 78231). Won't you join me? We will begin at 5:00, and everyone will make something to take home. This is a free event.

Call me at 210-492-3218 or email to let me know you are coming. I will have materials ready for you, and I guarantee creative fun! If you think you are NOT creative, come anyway. I have some great things for the non-creative types:)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

March Card Club Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek into the March Card Club projects. Easter is on April 4th, so March is the time to get busy on Easter projects. With that time line in mind, this is one of the cards we will be making at my 2nd Monday and 2nd Tuesday card clubs. We meet the 2nd Monday and 2nd Tuesday of each month, and I have ONE spot available in the Monday club. That spot could be yours! Contact me today for full details and to reserve that spot for you.

This card features the Eggcellent Eggs Easter Kit in the Occasions Mini Catalog. There are terrific elements in that kit for decorating real eggs or paper projects. Think outside the box, and get in on this great deal. For just $9.95, you get:
■ White Rub-Ons (two 6"x 6" sheets)
■ Printed, die-cut egg stands (24)
■ Clear self-adhesive rhinestones (one 6" x 6" sheet)
■ Die-cut flowers, 4 sheets (one 6" x 6" sheet each of 4 colors)
■ Die-cut leaves (one 6" x 6" sheet)
See if you can spot the Eggcellent Eggs Kit elements in the card! If you can, leave me a comment, and I'll send YOU a hand-stamped card.

To order your Eggcellent Eggs Kit(s), click here to get to the right spot on my online store.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sewing with my Big Shot!

I just love the way my "Rag Bag" came out! I haven't sewn in decades, but this cute bag was beckoning me to dust off my sewing machine. I used 3 upholstery samples that were in the Bargain Bin at Hancock Fabrics. Cost of fabric: $3.00. Add 1 button, a little thread, and I have a cute new bag that I am so proud to carry.

Now my very pregnant daughter has requisitioned one for a diaper bag. There is no pattern for the rag bag; you just add or subtract squares to create the size you want. Tiffany's (also a Stampin' Up! demonstrator--check out her blog at request is for a larger version of mine with fabrics to coordinate with her shabby chic nursery for Baby Olivia.

This quilting project features the Scallop Square Die,(115950) a Stampin' Up! exclusive. I will be teaching a class at the end of May featuring fabric projects with the Big Shot. You won't want to miss that one! In the meantime, contact me for more details about quilting with the Big Shot. Cutting 8 layers of fabric at once in perfect detail makes projects come together quickly and easily. You can reach me at 210-492-3218 or Let's talk fabric!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Last Call-Don't Resist:)

It's the last call for my February Techniques Class --Emboss Resist. Don't resist! Take some time for you in a fun girls night out. Click here to see the card's we are making. It's this Friday night:

Friday, February 26th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Hand's on instruction
All supplies included to create 4 deluxe, custom-designed cards with matching envelopes
Bring your own basic adhesive, and let's stamp!
RSVP with payment by Wednesday, February 24th

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My Next Purchase

I know I've told you before, but I absolutely LOVE my Big Shot! The next purchase I'm making is the Stampin' Up! Beautiful Wings Embosslit in the Occasions Mini Catalog. This fabulous die (called an embosslit) cuts out 4 different sizes of butterflies AND embosses each, all with one pass through the Big Shot! Look closely at the card to the right (you can click on it to get a closeup view) to see all the detail in the butterflies. Beautiful Wings is a Stampin' Up! exclusive, and I just have to have it! How about you? To order this item, #118138 for just $11.95, and/or others, just click on and go to Shop Now.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Lovin' What I Do!

Have I told you lately how much I love what I do? Aren't you just a little curious about what it would be like to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator? During Sale-A-Bration, you can get started for just $169 plus tax, and your kit includes everything you need to get started: stamps, paper, ink, catalogs, etc. plus any stamp set of your choice from the catalog! What a fantastic deal!! You can call me or sign up directly on my Stampin' Up! website at Just click on the START YOUR OWN BUSINESS button to get started. My password is candystamps. And don't hesitate to call me at (210) 492-3218 if you have any questions!! While you are at my Stampin' Up! website, be sure to check out some fun projects and my calendar of events!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Sunday Post

Wouldn't you love to receive this card? How about making one to give someone special in your life? Our loved ones are truly a BLESSING! Why not let them know?!

Card recipe:
Stamps: God's Blessings, Together Forever
More Mustard, Brocade Blue, Pacific Point (08 in color)
Paper: Pacific Point, Brocade Blue, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Sponges, Birds and Flowers die, Big Shot, Brocade Blue 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon

This card was made by another stamper.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Saturday Samples

Aren't the colors in this card just luscious?! I love them! The wide, striped ribbon has such a vintage look. It reminds me of ribbon sashes on a dress from the 1890s. Once again, that Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel brings a beautiful vintage look to balance out the rather cheerful pink flowers of Vintage Vogue. A little vintage, a little modern, a little retro: a lot of style!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pads, Regal Rose Stampin' Write Marker
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink Card Stocks
Accessories: 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon-Basic Black, Stampin' Dimensionals

Order supplies for this card and others at: Once there, just click on "shop now" to shop to your heart's content while NOT facing mall traffic:)

Friday, February 19, 2010

More Vintage Vogue

The Vintage Vogue stamp set and coordinating Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel, both featured in the Occasions Mini Catalog, have become quick favorites in my Studio. I will be showing you a series of cards using this great stamp set and wheel. For today's card, here's the recipe:

Stamps: Vintage Vogue set, Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Basic Black and Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pads
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Crushed Curry Card Stocks, Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper (just a small strip)
Accessories: Gold Brads, Summer Sun Corduroy Buttons, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon,

I love the sunshiny feel of this card. The Crushed Curry flowers are so bright and cheerful yet rather classy, too. The Very Vintage Wheel brings a more vintage feel in to balance the bright flowers. Once again, Stampin' Up! gives me the tools to create a truly beautiful card in just minutes with coordinating designs and products. Click on to order any of these supplies today. You can also contact me at or 210-492-3218 to talk about learning how YOU can become a card-maker in no time at all:)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Techniques You Can't Resist!

This month's Techniques Class features the Emboss Resist Technique. This technique can bring a very artsy look to your projects but takes just minutes to do! Don't miss this opportunity to receive in-depth, hands-on instruction in taking your card-making to the next level. Are you still at the beginner level of card-making? You can still join us! Emboss Resist is not difficult, and I will show you how quick and easy you can add some "Wow!" to your cards. People will think you are an expert stamper who has been stamping for years. (I won't tell if you won't:)

Friday, February 26th
6:30-8:30 p.m.
My Studio
2 custom-designed cards with matching envelopes
All supplies provided
Bring your own basic adhesive
rsvp with payment by Wednesday, February 24th

Send me a check or use the convenient paypal button below. (The paypal adds a $.75 fee)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Stamp Class on the Go!

Would you like to come to a stamp class but don't have time? Stamp Class on the Go is for you! Here are the details:

Receive all the pre-cut card stock, designer series papers, ribbons, brads, etc. needed to complete the projects.
Receive by email the full instructions to complete the projects, including color photos.
$13.50-pick up your packet from my house
$18.50-receive your packet in the mail, sent by priority mail
This month's class is for the Shades of Spring Boxed Set of Cards

This offer will be available through March 10th.

Spring Class on the Go Kit

Add-on items you may wish to order:
Vintage Vogue stamp set (available in wood mount or our new clear mount)
Sincere Salutations stamp set
Classic Stampin' Pads: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Orchid Opulence, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
All products above: $77.65 + tax and shipping
Order this package and get free shipping, only until March 10th.
Receive a FREE Sale-a-Bration item of your choice with this order.
These items are used to make the boxed set in the photo and are NOT a part of the kit by mail


Come Stamp With Me!

Ever been to a Stampin' Up! workshop? I'm having one at my house on Sunday, February 28th, and I'm inviting you now! Here are the details:

Sunday, February 28th
5:00-6:30 p.m.
rsvp by Thursday, February 25th
Snacks provided

I will demonstrate how to make a card, everyone will make a card to take home, and I will have lots of samples and products for you to peruse if you wish. You will have an opportunity to place orders; we are still in the Sale-a-Bration period, and that means free stamps, papers, or a punch for every $50 you spend.

Workshops are a great way to learn to stamp. It's a free mini lesson and you get your hands on some stamps, ink, and cardstock. There's nothing like doing it yourself to actually learn how to do something. Making your own cards is easy, creative, fun, and very satisfying. So email me at or call me at 210-492-3218 to let me know you are coming to my workshop. I'll have everything ready for you to take the plunge into card-making!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My Son's Birthday Card

One of my son's just celebrated his 27th birthday, and this is the card I made for him. He is a chess enthusiast, so the Game Night stamp set had the perfect image! The stamp set has a coordinating Designer Series Paper, Jackpot. That made putting this card together a real cinch. My result is a bold, crisp card with a true masculine feel, just what I was going for!

Stamps: Game Night, Vintage Labels
Ink: Basic Black Craft Ink
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Very Vanilla So Saffron Card Stocks, Jackpot Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy,Circle Brads, StampinDimensionals

To order any of these supplies and more, just click here: Once you are there, simply click on "shop now" to place an order or just to browse our great line of stamping, scrapping, and crafting products. Don't forget that we are still in Sale-a-Bration which means a free product for EVERY $50 you spend! So shop now and get more!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Stamping for your Mental Health

Stamping and crafting is good for you! Stamping can improve your health (stress levels go down:) and increase your sense of well being. When I first began stamping, I was in a very high stress job. I found that if I came home from work and stamped for about 45 minutes, I was in a much better state of mind to do dinner and spend the rest of my evening finishing up household chores and hangin' out with my family. At that point I was only making cards, and they are little works of art that can be completed in just minutes. I felt so good about what I was making. I admit I sometimes stamped a bit hard--there was a tremendous release of frustration!

How about you? Don't you just feel good when you have made a card? And those scrap pages not only bring a great sense of satisfaction in the pages we create, we usually take a little trip down memory lane during the process. We scrapbook important events in our life as well as special people. Just concentrating on the photos as we incorporate them into our layout brings a sense of warmth, connection to our loved ones, and serenity.

So stamp for your mental health and improve your life! Click here to order supplies for your serenity, or call me at 210-492-3218 and I'll help you get started in the wonderful world of sweet stamping! Just think about what a wonderful world it would be if everyone stamped:)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!--Sunday Post

My Sunday Post has been committed to inspirational cards and projects. Although this may not look like a typical inspirational card, think of this as God's Valentine to you! John 3:16 states, "For God so loved that world that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." Think of and enjoy God's love today even as you enjoy the love of the special people in your life!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Scrapbook fun!

These are the pages we made in our February Scrapbooking Hostess Club. Aren't they fun?! Because I put my daughter's wedding photos in mine (albeit the casual ones vs. the proper, staged ones:), I added the Mr. and Mrs. and Hugs & Kisses stamping. Just click on the photo to get a close up view. You could leave off the Mr. and Mrs. and use this same layout for pics of grandkids the whole fam, a dating couple or even dog pics!

Our scrapbook layout for March will be "Fun and Games" and I can't wait to share it:)

I have another Scrapbooking Hostess Club forming, so let me know if you would like to get in on this. I have 4 spots open, and we will be meeting the 2nd Friday of each month at 6:30 or 7:00, whichever works best for the members. Here are further details:
  • Make two 12x12 pages, forming a 2-page layout each month. This is, essentially, a free class. Your are welcome to bring your photos, crop them in class, and pop them in.
  • Use the Big Shot each time we meet--this gives you free lessons so you learn to use this fabulous machine! That helps you decide if you would like your own Big Shot or if you would like to just play with mine during club:)
  • Hostess Benefits of at least a Level 1 stamp set or papers and $15+ free merchandise of your choice
  • Opportunity to invite guests to join us during your hostess month. Your guests make all the projects but are under no obligation to place an order. If they do, it boosts YOUR benefits:)
  • Free Idea Book & Catalog ($9.95 value) plus all current mini catalogs
  • Invitation to my annual Hostess Appreciation Event with lots of stamping fun, goodies, and giveaways including full stamp sets.
  • All this, and you only place a minimum $25 product purchase each month of the club. What a great way to build your supplies in a budget-friendly manner!
Call me at 210-492-3218 or email me at to ask any questions and/or to reserve your spot today!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Corduroy Button Share Reminder

Got buttons? Get yours in all the colors available for corduroy! It's the Corduroy Button Share:
6 buttons of each color
All 7 colors :
Chocolate Chip
Pumpkin Pie (shown in photo above)
Summer Sun
Basic Gray
Real Red
Pretty in Pink
3 styles of button, you will get 2 of each in each color
Total # of buttons: 42
You may use the paypal button below or give me a check or cash.
The mailing option is the second one on the paypal and adds the postage for the continental U.S.

Corduroy Button Share

Thursday, February 11, 2010

What's so special about Stampin' Up!

Why should you buy Stampin' Up! products instead of another brand? Although I am a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I was a stamper for a few years before I jumped into the wonderful world of Stampin' Up! demonstrators. During that time, I looked around and even sampled some of the competition. I quickly became a "Stampin' Up! Only" girl. Here are just a few of the reasons:
  • All the images in a stamp set coordinate--no hunting around for a baseball that is the right proportion to the baseball bat, etc. No wondering what to do with that one stamp you bought that looks rather blank on a page.
  • Quality--we sell only the best! Compare the weight of our cardstock to the competitors!
  • Color coordination--no wondering if this green pen will match this green pad, etc. They are ALL designed to coordinate. And each of our colors is available in the same shade in ink pads and refill plus card stock, and many are also available in buttons, brads, and ribbons. Talk about color coordinated!
  • Exclusive punches and dies that match the stamp sets and papers! They are all designed to work together.
  • Signature look--pulled together, coordinated look--hand-stamped rather than homemade:)
  • Something for every crafter: cards, scrapbooks, 3D projects, sewing, home decor, jewelry
  • Stampin Up! stands behind their product 100%
  • Opportunities to earn free products as a customer, hostess, and/or demonstrator
  • Support--your demonstrator (me!!!) offers ideas, help with your tools and projects, friendship, and fun!
I hope you, too, will become a "Stampin' Up! Only" person. You will save yourself a lot of frustration. Click here to order any Stampin' Up! products today or even to just browse our wonderful, extensive line with something to suit every crafter. Click here to view my calendar to decide which event you will come to next!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Talk to me!

The blog candy this month aka blog giveaway needs a response from you. This only takes moments! Leave a comment on the Monthly Giveaway post (scroll down 3 posts from here) to be entered for this great free drawing. The prize: 2 Stampin' Write Markers, absolutely free. So, talk to me!

Stamp Club-Space Available

What do you do at a stamp club? I'm so glad you asked! As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I am free to run my business the way I choose. Here is what happens in my monthly hostess clubs:

  • Make 3 projects for card clubs--2 cards and 1 3D project like a box or treat holder. Our February club projects are pictured above. This is, essentially, a free class.
  • Make two 12x12 pages, forming a 2-page layout for scrap clubs. Ditto for free class.
  • Use the Big Shot each time we meet--this gives you free lessons so you learn to use this fabulous machine! That helps you decide if you would like your own Big Shot or if you would like to just play with mine during club:)
  • Hostess Benefits of at least a Level 1 stamp set or papers and $15+ free merchandise of your choice
  • Opportunity to invite guests to join us during your hostess month. Your guests make all the projects but are under no obligation to place an order. If they do, it boosts YOUR benefits:)
  • Free Idea Book & Catalog ($9.95 value) plus all current mini catalogs
  • Invitation to my annual Hostess Appreciation Event with lots of stamping fun, goodies, and giveaways including full stamp sets.
  • All this, and you only place a minimum $25 product purchase each month of the club. What a great way to build your supplies in a budget-friendly manner!
I currently have 2 spots available in the 2nd Monday Hostess Club. This is a card-makers club and meets the 2nd Monday of each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in my studio. If you can't make it to the actual meeting on any given month, you are still a club member!

Contact me today to reserve your place. These spaces won't be available for long, so hurry! (210) 492-3218,

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Quickie Cards for Teachers

I'll be at Oak Meadow Elementary School tomorrow during the lunch periods with these two cute, quick cards for the teachers to make. I love the little 3x3 "love notes" or gift enclosure cards. They are little treasures!

If you are a teacher or worker at Oak Meadow, come see me tomorrow! This is a free event.

Monthly Blog Give-Away

In January, I posted my first-ever blog give-away. Lisa Renee was the winner for that month. Everyone who posts a comment according to the giveaway guidelines gets their name thrown into a hat. One name is then drawn to receive the prize. Lisa Renee won two In Color Stampin' Write Markers! This month, I'm giving away two more markers--all in blue. They are Bordering Blue and Night of Navy,both part of the Rich Regals color family. To have your name entered for the drawing, all you need to do is post a comment here with a remark about any post on my blog that has caught your fancy in any way. The drawing will take place on Tuesday, February 23rd. So let me hear from you, and be prepared for somebody winning a great prize! In the world of stamping, this is called blog candy--a perfect name for something from the site!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Love those spring colors!

Don't you love these spring colors? I know it is still winter, and for much of the country it is REALLY winter. (In central/south Texas, we basically have spring, summer, and fall. So we are really enjoying some extra cool weather:) But these lovely spring colors remind me of crocuses peeking up through the snow, giving us a sneak peek into the vibrant colors that are just around the corner.

Once again, I'm featuring a card using the Vintage Vogue stamp set. This has quickly become a favorite for me due to its great versatility and beauty. Buy this beautiful set today and be on your way to lovely, hand-stamped cards for many occasions. You will be delighted with the results! Shop 24/7 at

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Sunday Post

This is a great example of what I like to see in a sympathy card (made by another stamper). It has muted colors and looks special without looking fussy and overdone. Some of the stamps are retired, but you could easily substitute current stamps, available in the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog. Here's the recipe:

God's Blessings, Delight in Life (SAB retired), Floral Background Stamp (retired)
Ink: Basic Gray, Bashful Blue
Basic Gray, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
White Organdy Ribbon (retired), Sponges

Friday, February 5, 2010

Note Box for Occasions Class

Okay, I finally got my box made and photographed. It's an easy box and really takes just minutes to make. But you know how everything else seems to come at you and keep you from doing the thing that is foremost in your brain? Well, that is how my week has been! So here is the box as well as a photo of the box with the cards. Very simple and pretty and spring-y! The side view (shown below) is so that you can see the pretty scalloped edges. There is a paypal button with full class details below, so click to rsvp, grab your basic adhesive, and let's stamp!

  • Shades of Spring Card Class
  • Set of 4 Coordinating Cards: Get Well, Birthday, Thinking of You, Thank You (You are welcome to change out the greetings to suit your own card needs), insides decorated with the same flower theme
  • 4 Custom Coordinated Envelopes
  • Matching Box
  • Saturday, February 13, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, February 16th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • $18.50 includes all supplies (the paypal button adds a $.75 handling fee)
  • RSVP with payment by Tuesday, February 9th

Sale-a-Bration Rewards

Sale-a-Bration (now through March 31st), you are rewarded with a free product for every $50 you spend. The free products range from stamp sets to double-sided designer series papers, to an awesome new border punch. There are over 80 items to choose from! The projects pictured are made with stamps and a punch that are free during Sale-a-Bration. Just add cardstock!

Need help "crafting" (no pun intended:) a $50 order? Here are some packages that total approximately $50. Each package gets you a Sale-a-Bration reward. Purchase one package or more. There is no limit to the Sale-a-Bration rewards you can receive:)

New Punches Kit $51.80
Pinking Hearts Border Punch (15.95)
Pinking Hearts Corner Punch (9.95)
XL Fancy Flower or Two-step Bird Punch (15.95)
Scallop Trim Corner Punch (15.95)
SAB Scallop Trim Border Punch (FREE)

Simply Adorned $58.75
1"x1 1/4" charm (18.95)
24" chain (10.95)
5/8" circle charm (8.95)
5/8" square charm (8.95)
Medium Jewelry Tag Punch (10.95)
SAB item of your choice (FREE)

Milk Carton Crate $54.80
Milk Carton Die (32.95)
Mini Library Clips (12.95)
Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive (3.95)
1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (4.95)
Welcome Neighbors Designer Series Paper (FREE)

Sweetheart Cards 53.80
Sweetheart Stamp Set (21.95)
Full Heart Punch (16.95)
Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (11.95)
Heart Treat Cups (2.95/12)
Scallop Trim Border Punch (FREE)

Click here to place an online order anytime, day or night. Once you have entered your order, just enter the Sale-a-Bration item of your choice and it will come up as $0.00 in the dollar amount column. Pretty sweet, huh? If you would like me to place an order for you, just call me at 210-492-3218 (but not anytime day or night, please--that's why I have an online store!). Although I frequently shop online, sometimes I just want to place my order over the phone.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

What I am scrapbooking

I'm gearing up for my Book of Me class later this month, but that is 2 weeks away. So I thought I would scrap a photo of my doggie. This may not seem like a great photo to scrap since my husband is looking away. But Sugar, my Cardigan Welsh Corgi, is VERY camera-shy, so photos of her are few and far between. This was taken at our neighborhood's July 4th parade last summer, hence Sugar's neckerchief. One of her cousins (not literally, but my son's dog:) was also at the parade, so I'm thinking there may be more than one dog on this scrapbook page! I take any pics of Sugar I can get! (The few photos I have are of Sugar walking away. As soon as she sees the camera, she takes off:( Sugar is 13 and, although she is in good health, we are aware that she will not always be with us. So this is my next photo to scrap. Now that I have chosen the pic, I will show you the finished page soon.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Corduroy Button Share

If you have seen Stampin' Up!'s corduroy buttons, you know the fabulous quality and gorgeous colors that coordinate with our cardstocks, inks, and ribbons for that signature, pulled-together look you have come to love. Many of you may not want an entire container (24) of corduroy buttons in one color. If you purchase a container of each color of corduroy buttons, it would cost you $82.85! Of course, you would also have 168 buttons:) Now that is a lot of buttons, even for a button lover. So I am offering a Corduroy Button Share. Here are the details:

6 buttons of each color
All 7 colors :
Chocolate Chip
Pumpkin Pie
Summer Sun
Basic Gray
Real Red
Pretty in Pink
3 styles of button, you will get 2 of each in each color
Total # of buttons: 42
You may use the paypal button below or give me a check or cash.
Mailing option available-contact me at 210-492-3218 or

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Book of Me-February

This is our first layout for our 2010 Book of Me. I can't wait to start this! Our first 2-page layout--with the "Things I Love..." theme--uses the Big shot, Punches, Stamps, and Ribbons. There is room for photos, lists, memorabilia--whatever you wish to include on your pages.

This first layout will chronicle what you love at this point in your journey of life. What is catching your fancy in 2010? What are the things you enjoy most? This is the place to record it. Think outside the box! You may add receipts, pictures of your dog, a snapshot of your favorite book, ticket stubs from a special event, a Starbuck's napkin, or any number of things to your layout. Have fun with it and express yourself!

Each month will feature a different theme and layout, and each month I will be encouraging you to think outside the box of tradition! So come join me for a fun evening. This class is perfect for beginning scrapbookers or veterans looking for something new. What a great girls' night out! Reserve your spot soon, as there has been a lot of interest expressed in this new class, and space is limited.

Friday, February 19th, 6:30-8:00
$15.00 includes all materials (the paypal button adds a $.75 service fee)
Two-page layout, 8 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Bring your own basic adhesive
RSVP with payment by Monday, February 15th

Monday, February 1, 2010

Individual Cards for the February Occasions Class

Here are the individual designs for the February class. I thought you might like to see them up close. They all feature the Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper and the Vintage Vogue Stamp Set, both from the new Occasions Mini Catalog as well as the Sincere Salutations Stamp Set, from the main Idea Book & Catalog. I hope you will enjoy having the set rather than a bit of this and a bit of that:) Let me know what you think!

As always, you can reach me at 210-492-3218 or Click here to order any of these items from my Stampin' Up! website. And don't forget that we are in the Sale-a-Bration period (through March 31st) where you are rewarded with FREE products for every $50 you spend.

New Class!

We decided to change up the Occasions Class this month. I've designed a set of 4 cards with a matching box, all evoking the lovely colors and feel of spring. The cards coordinate to make a set, and there is a birthday, thank you, thinking of you, and get well. Of course, you can change up the greetings if you wish to make them all birthday or whatever combination best suits your needs.

You will create these 4 custom-designed cards, all using the Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper, 4 matching customized envelopes, and the matching box (see tomorrow's post for the box pic). This makes a perfect gift, made by your hands, warmed by your heart. Join us for fun, creativity, and girl time.

There are two sessions for your convenience as well as a Stamp Class by Mail option. The mail option details will be in tomorrow's post, so stay tuned! The class in my studio details follow.

Saturday, February 13, 9:30-11:30
Tuesday, February 16th, 6:30-8:30
RSVP with payment by Monday, February 8th, no exceptions
$18.50 (send a check or use the convenient paypal button below--please note that it does add a $.75 paypal fee)

I can't wait to stamp with you!!!