Sunday, December 30, 2007

Late Weekend Post

Hi all, I just got home from visiting my sister and of course had to see if anyone had stopped by. Here's a couple more beautiful cards from friends. Peaceful Wishes is from Myrna Born and the Merry Christmas one is from Kelly Thompson. Great cards and I love the layouts. Thanks.
Don't forget about my "be a hostess" special ending at noon tomorrow. Details were in the newsletter I sent you yesterday. Hurry time is running out.

Friday, December 28, 2007

More Christmas Cards

Here's a couple more great cards. The angel one was made by Bernie Kolar. Great color combo and again some more of the Holiday Harmony DS paper. The star one was made by Becky Engelhardt and she used the Star-Studded stamp set. Great job ladies! Thanks for the cards.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Family Pictures

We had our pictures taken just before Christmas and I mean just before, last Thursday night to be exact. I thought they turned out pretty good. I have such beautiful daughters and a very handsome hubby, don't you think? That's one reason that our Christmas cards didn't get sent out on time.

Card's to Share

Hello my friends. I hope each of you had a wonderful Christmas. I know I did. It was actually very relaxing. We had dinner at my mom and dad's instead of here this year, that was nice--leave her with the mess. Just kidding mom!
I received some lovely Christmas cards this year (no I don't have mine sent--that's another story) and I will be sharing a few with you here and there over the next couple of days. Enjoy!

This is my sister Carin's card. Love that Purely Pomegranate. Very nice card and a great use of a non-Christmas card stamp set. This glittery one was made by my friend Vicki Affholter. Yeah! Vicki made Christmas cards. She's living proof that you should never stop trying to make your Christmas cards. You will eventually get to them. Great job Vicki. I'm very proud of you and I just love the glitter.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

A Gift Certificate Idea

This is a little gift certificate idea. I'm meeting a customers DH (dear husband) later today who ordered a gift certificate. I'm going to show him these and see if he's interested in purchasing the gift certificate ensemble to go with it. What do you think he'll do? Will he spend the extra couple bucks and go for the nice presentation? Don't you think it would be more impressive if he did? I'll let you know what he decides, but I'm thinking he'd get more points for the nice presentation.

An Oh So Beautiful Card

Is this card just not gorgeous? I received this card yesterday from Ellen Roth. I was just in awe. Thank you so much Ellen. I believe this is one of the few cards I've ever received that used all SU from my customers. I asked a friend/customer (who shall remain nameless) why when she sends me a card and she doesn't use her SU stuff when I know she has a ton of it and I know she has a ton because she buys so much from me. She told me she feels she could never do it justice and knows I could do better, but she feels more comfortable sending me stuff she knows I don't have. Now that is just silly! When I saw this card and knew that this was stuff I had sold Ellen, I felt such a satisfaction that I sold something to her and she made such a lovely card with it. I don't just want people to buy from me, I want to see them create because I know how good it feels to just use your stampin' stuff. Ok, now that I've explained all that..........*grin*
Getting back to this card.................Ellen used the crack glass technique on this and she did a beautiful job. Notice the hodgepodge hardware? You mean you aren't suppose to just hoard that stuff? I feel very special that it was used on a card that was sent to me. You know how us stampers are about hoarding our embellishments. LOL So again I just have to say I'm in awe over this card. Maybe part of it is that I'm in awe of anyone who has their cards sent. Yes, yours truly does not have her cards sent. I know hard to believe right? I'm workin' on them. I have them made just not all addressed and sent. Today! That's what's on my agenda. Have a good one and again special thanks to Ellen for this most lovely card. Don't be too surprised if you see this card in my samples at a future stamp event.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Finnish Star Tutorial

Hey everyone! With all the snow we've been getting thought you might be interested in making some snowflakes. I guess they are called stars, but snow has been falling here, not stars. *grin*
The link to make these is HERE. Check out this site when you get time and I say time because there's lots there to look at. Making these snowflakes/stars is a great way to use up those 1/2" strips of paper we cut off when we are layering our cards. That's what this one is made with. I then sprayed it with spray adhesive and sprinkled on Dazzling Diamonds glitter. It's hanging in the window using fishing line. Sorry the picture isn't the best, but you get the idea. Take some time to make these, they really are fun!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Another SNOW day!

Can you believe it? Another snow day Sunday. It was just announced that Lakers and most of the other schools in the county are now officially closed tomorrow. Brooke still gets so excited over a snow day and I must admit I kinda like them too. Gives ya a reason to do just what ya want. I cleaned up my stamp room (not really what I wanted to do), but a good thing anyway. I also have been stamping a little as well.
Are you giving any gift cards this year? If you are, here's a neat idea for giving that card. Here's what you'll need--one of each--Cardstock 6 1/2" x 4" (score at 1 3/8" & 4"), Designer Paper 1 1/8" x 3 3/4" and 2 1/4" x 3 3/4" That's it. Decorate as you'd like. I got this idea from a fellow stamper (ncmorgan) over on SCS.
Don't have time to make your gift card holders? Feel free to contact me and I'll make them for you, for a small fee of course. Want to give a SU gift certificate? Give me a call and I can get that taken care of as well.
Thanks for stopping in today!
Snowy Blessings,

Monday, December 10, 2007

Retired Accessories List

Here is the list of retiring accessories from the Fall & Winter Collection. I will try and update daily if possible. Don't delay in ordering. Don't forget about the Retiring Stamp Set list as well. Stamp sets will be available right through the end of the month. Accessories are while supplies last.

Retired wheels and accessories are available while supplies last, so make sure you place your orders no later than December 31, 2007. Items listed in RED are no longer available.
Item #
Product Description
Accents & Elements Borders & Blossoms
Accents & Elements Little Reminders 2
Accents & Elements Tagged
Album Leather Post Black 8-1/2x11
Album Linen Post Mellow Moss 8-1/2x11
Album Linen Post Natural 8-1/2x11
Album Linen Post Navy 8-1/2x11
Album Linen Post Real Red 8-1/2x11
Album Linen Ring Mellow Moss 8-1/2x11
Album Linen Ring Natural 8-1/2x11
Album Linen Ring Navy 8-1/2x11
Album Linen Ring Real Red 8-1/2x11
Boxes & Tags Pockets & Pieces Assortment I
Boxes & Tags Pockets & Pieces Assortment II
Boxes & Tags Tiny Takeout Confetti White
Boxes & Tags Tiny Takeout Kraft
Boxes Stamp & Supply Extra Large
Boxes Stamp & Supply Extra Large Divided
Boxes Stamp & Supply Extra Small
Boxes Stamp & Supply Jumbo
Boxes Stamp & Supply Large
Boxes Stamp & Supply Medium
Boxes Stamp & Supply Small
Brayer Attachment Foam
Cards & Envelopes Greeting Very Vanilla Medium
Designer Series Paper Brocade Background
Designer Series Paper Cerise
Designer Series Paper Charbon
Designer Series Paper Creepy Crawley
Designer Series Paper Darling Doodles
Designer Series Paper Dashing
Designer Series Paper Petals & Paisleys
Designer Series Paper Linen Prints
Designer Series Paper Notations No. 2
Designer Series Paper Outlaw
Designer Series Paper Uptown
Designer Series Paper Wintergreen
Envelopes Open End Very Vanilla Large
Envelopes Open End Whisper White Large
Envelopes Shimmery White Medium
Envelopes Square Vellum Large
Envelopes Square Very Vanilla Mini
Envelopes Vellum Medium
Envelopes Very Vanilla Large
Envelopes Whisper White Large
Eyelet Tool Kit
Eyelets Bold Brights II
Eyelets Silver
Eyelets Soft Subtles II
Fancy Fibers Bella
Fancy Fibers Elizabeth
Stampin' Glitter Romantic Red
Stampin' Glitter Silver Shine
Greeting Glue
Liquid Glue
Page Protectors Post 8-1/2x11
Page Protectors Ring 8-1/2x11
Paper Vellum 12x12
Pastel Refills Bold Brights
Pastel Refills Earth Elements
Pastel Refills Neutrals
Pastel Refills Rich Regals
Pastel Refills Soft Subtles
Perfect Layers Tool
Post Extenders
Punch Spring Bouquet Flower
Simply Scrappin' Creative License Hostess Level 1
Simply Scrappin' Happy Me Hostess Level 3
Simply Scrappin' Out & About
Simply Scrappin' Primary Colors
Simply Scrappin' Round Up
Simply Scrappin' Secret Garden
Simply Scrappin' Winter Bright
Simply Sent Friendship Shapes
Simply Sent Happy Day
Spectrum Pad Blue Frost
Spectrum Pad Celebration
Spectrum Pad Cotton Candy
Spectrum Pad Pumpkin Patch
Spectrum Pad Un-inked
Stamp-a-ma-jig Imaging Sheets Refill
Stampin' Around Cartridge & Ink Refill Clear Embossing
Stampin' Around Cartridge & Ink Refill Whisper White
Stampin' Around Ink Refill Clear Embossing
Stampin' Around Ink Refill Whisper White
Stampin' Emboss Powder Hologram Highlights
Stampin' Kids Pad Bear Brown
Stampin' Kids Pad Beetle Black
Stampin' Kids Pad Boxcar Blue
Stampin' Kids Pad Gumball Green
Stampin' Kids Pad Poppin' Purple
Stampin' Kids Pad Princess Pink
Stampin' Kids Pad Robin Red
Stampin' Kids Pad Yahoo Yellow
Stampin' Pastel Applicators
Stampin' Pastel Erasers
Stampin' Write Marker Going Gray
StazOn Ink Refill Timber Brown
StazOn Pad Timber Brown
Tag Sheets Bold Brights
Tag Sheets Confetti White & Kraft
Tag Sheets Earth Elements
Tag Sheets Kraft
Tag Sheets Rich Regals
Tag Sheets Soft Subtles
Watercolor Brush Flat
Watercolor Brush Medium
Watercolor Brush Small
Wire Works Metallic
Wrapping Paper Whisper White
Stampin' Around wheels
All about Birthdays*
All about Christmas*
All about Gratitude*
Autumn Dots
Butterflies & Blossoms
Happy Jacks
Ho Ho Ho
Hot to Dot
Leaf Prints
Leaves Awash*
Rough around the Edges*
Snowman Fun
Spooky Skyline*
True Hearts
Wings & Things
* Jumbo Stampin' Around wheels

Good Monday Morning!

Why do my Monday's always start out not very good? I awoke this morning to the sound of a cat hacking up on my new bedroom carpet. If you have a cat you know the sound and it can wake you like no other sound can. Well anyway I guess it got me up early this morning and I've already accomplished quite a few items on my list for today. Here is one of the them. These stars are so easy to make and if you are attending my customer Christmas party this Friday I'll be showing you how. Please RSVP, ASAP if you are coming on Friday. Until then enjoy the snowflake.


Saturday, December 8, 2007

Candy Memories

For Lindsay's graduation party last summer I made meatballs. The sauce on them was chili sauce and grape jelly. Well, if you know anything about me you know that I don't like to throw away containers and especially nice ones that are glass. At the time I really didn't want to mess with the jars and would have just rather pitched them, but I didn't. Instead I threw them in the dishwasher and saved them. Now I'm glad I did. This jar is filled with bell shaped jelly candies. I've always loved that kind of candy. I guess it goes back to the days of when I was a kid and we'd go to the Sears store in Bay City. The old building over by the M-25 bridge. Mom and Dad would go there to make any major appliance or tool purchase and if us girls were good we'd get to get something from the candy counter that they had in those days. Carin and I loved Swedish Fish or the fruit slices. Yum! Mom and Dad of course would get the Bridge Mix and tell us kids we wouldn't like that stuff. I must have been a teenager before I found out that Bridge Mix wasn't just for grown-ups! Memories! I guess that's one of the good things about getting older, you get to have more memories. Go make some memories today and if possible take pictures and we'll scrap them after the holidays.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Simply a Snowman

Just a Simple Snowman. I just love this guy. He's so cute. This is a 3 x 3 card. Colors are Bashful Blue and Cameo Coral. The Cameo Coral color layer is done using the Round Tab Punch
Here is an example:

I love to make that extra layer on the scalloped circle punch using this punch. Give it a try.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

What to post?

OK, wasn't sure what to post today, but I thought you might like to see what I did with my folders that need to be at my right hand most days. I used some of the Sarah DP that was retired from last years catalog. Gasp! What will I do? I used my paper instead of hoarding. I adhered the paper to the file folders using Craft Bond acid free multi purpose spray adhesive made by Elmer's (yes, the cow logo company). It worked really great and was very quick. Having your folders, especially the ones with bills in them look pretty is much nicer even if you still have to pay them.


Tuesday, December 4, 2007

What a day!

Well, yesterday started out really strange. We had a young girl show up at our door at 5:50 am and asking to use our bathroom. She had a boxer type dog with her, a backpack and a sleeping bag. Couldn't get any real info from her, but we think she was a runaway. Her dad and the police showed up shortly after she left our house and was headed north in that awful wind yesterday morning. We live out in the country so this is very unusual. After that was over I thought I'd settle in and get some book work done. Just as I was finishing paying our bills, my mom calls and tells me that my dad fell on the ice in their driveway and his head is bleeding and he's acting kind of goofy. This was all before noon. I spent the rest of the afternoon at the hospital with my folks. Dad should be released later this evening and he seems to be fine other than a bad headache. Hopefully everything will be fine.

So today I'm catching up on a few things and waiting for the UPS man to arrive with an order that I need to sort and deliver. I finished this project that I had started on Sunday evening. This is made using the On Board Ginormous Pieces. Yes, thanks to Jenn over on SCS I learned how to make words a click-able link. Yeah!!!! Thanks Jenn for helping a total stranger. Stampers just seem to have a bond even when we don't really know each other. Watch out now, I'll be linking to all kinds of stuff for you. And for those who don't know anything about links, when you see a word underlined that usually means you can click on it and it will take you to where or what is underlined. Make sense? If I can learn anyone can learn. Ask the guy who got me into computers years ago. Anyway here's what I made to show you today. Hope you like it.


Sunday, December 2, 2007

Aren't you all so proud of me?

I'm getting to all those things I've been telling you I would do. See, I am usually really busy and this now snow/rain day is working to your advantage. Here is the star directions for the star on page 171 of the current Fall/Winter catalog. I know many of you have asked for it so here it is. Enjoy!

It's me again!

Wow, guess I needed this snow day to catch up a little. I have the following previously retired Christmas stamp sets for sale. Prices do not include shipping or you can come here and pick them up. Sorry about the picture not being very clear. Here's the names and prices left to right, top row:
A Beautiful Season ($15.00), 'Tis the Season ($12.00)
Bottom row:
Holiday Happiness ($10.00), Holiday Basics ($12.00), Holiday Woodcuts ($10.00)
These are still great stamp sets and would love a new home.

The Retired List is Here!!!!

Here is the retired list. Get 'em while you can because come Jan. 1 they will be gone for good. Look for the retiring accessories list on Dec. 10th. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Retiring Stamp Set List

Dormant Stamp Set List

Wow It's been almost a week

Holy Cow! I can't believe it's been almost a week since I posted anything on here. What's up with letting me get away with that? I have been busy working, not playing (that's for my mom) and I've got a few things to show you today. It's a snow day today (no church) and I did take a little morning nap. God understands, He sent the snow. Now I'm ready to share. Speaking of's a card made with the soon to be retired Simple Snowman (109316, $20.95, pg.32) Get him now because he WON'T be back some day.
Here's another card made with a soon to be retired set. Solemn Stillness (103771, $30.95, pg. 46) This is a pocket criss cross card and you can find the directions to make one of these here: The colors I used are Blue Bayou and Choc. Chip. Sort of a different color combo, but I like it. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

And another Criss Cross card............Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Punch Pals (109489, $31.95, pg. 43) This card will hold a gift card.

Have a great day and look for more later.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Glass Block Nightlight

Here is the project that I promised in a day or two, but it got moved up on the list today. I received this block from my friend Debby probably about a year ago. *gasp* It's been in the back of my mind though to do something with it. I was going to do some glass etching, but if you've even done that it can get messy and you have to be careful and I just haven't felt in the mood to do something that I needed to be that careful with and not ruin this glass block. So while surfing some stamping sites I came across a block that was done a little different. What I did here was use the white Stazon ink refill and squirted some of the ink on the freshly cleaned block. I then took a paper towel and sponged the ink around. Once dry I stamped on it with black Stazon ink and once that was dried I colored it in using Sharpie markers since these are permanent. I then used Crystal Effects and made little snow hills and covered them with Dazzling Diamonds glitter. It still thought the sky area looked a little empty so I used the Bashful Blue craft pad and stamped a few snow flakes which you can barely see, but it just adds that little something. When Debby gave me the block it had already had a hole drilled in the bottom (thanks Marty!) so I just had to shove the 15 light string of lights inside. I tied some very wide organdy ribbon that I had saved off of a flower arrangement I'd received one time (you know me can't throw anything away) around the block. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. Hope you like it.

Just a Monday

It's just a Monday. Sort of gloomy outside so I've been doing housework today. You know what they say......Housework makes you ugly! How about you does it make you ugly? Well stampin' doesn't so let's do some stampin' since that makes me happy! Here's a couple of Christmas cards for ya today. I'm working on another project, but it will have to wait a day or 2 before I can show you.


Sunday, November 25, 2007


Yes, it's Sunday and just about time for my Sunday afternoon nap. I love to take a Sunday afternoon nap. It's the only time I allow myself to take a nap and not feel guilty. Guess is goes back to my childhood. We always took a nap, everyone in the house did and if you didn't you had better be quiet somewhere. I just love the calmness and quiet of a Sunday afternoon. Well, before I go nap, here's a couple more things I made yesterday. The card is the same layout as the one yesterday, but different colors and I added glitter which is a little hard to see, but is very pretty IRL. The basket is so fun to make. Look for a make & take night here at my place to learn how to make these soon. You will just love them. Snnnnooooorrrrr...............oh excuse me I must have dozed off..........................Blessings, Renee

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday! I have been really enjoying posting to my blog except for the fact of having to come up with a title for my posting. I'm just never too sure what to put on there to catch your eye and from the amount of postings that I've been receiving (in fact none the last few posts) maybe I haven't been catching your eye. If you are a customer and you are enjoying my blog even just a little please leave a comment or 2. I jump on here to see if anyone has posted and then there is nothing. I know, I don't have much of a life. Ok, enough of my whinning and onto stamping. I was home alone most of the day yesterday and actually was able to stamp a little and I have what I think are some pretty good projects for you. It will be hard not to post them all at one time. Hope you like them and as always if you want or need more details please feel free to contact me.

On a last note I've decided to extend my free shipping offer that I made yesterday and I will extend it through Sunday night. I started to think that maybe a lot of you braved the stores yesterday and didn't have a chance to read your email. Please let me know by Sunday midnight if you would like to take advantage of this offer and remember it cannot be used in connection with a workshop order or your punch card.
Here's a couple of projects and have a great day!

Friday, November 23, 2007

My Tree

Here's my version of the trees that everyone seems to be making with the double-sided designer paper. I used the Wintergreen paper for mine. This is pretty easy once you get the hang of it and stop stressing about it all being perfect or at least it was for me. The strips of paper were cut 1/2" x 6 and then looped and stuck to a Styrofoam tree shape with straight pins. The top was made by punching 6 scalloped circle punches and folding in half and gluing back to back. Now back to the Ben Franklin this afternoon/evening to get some more tree forms. Oops! Shouldn't have said that. Don't beat me there. Back to the crafting table to see what else I can make today.

Black Friday and While Supplies Last Special

Good Morning to you all. Well it's that busiest shopping day of the season. In the past I've been out there with all the crazies, but for the last couple of years I've chosen not to participate. Maybe you've done the same? Either way here is a Black Friday special done Stampin'Up! style. These are some awesome specials and they will actually last while supplies last.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

I've decided to add a little special of my own as well. My special will be for today 11/23/07 only! I'm offering FREE SHIPPING today only. Call or email me your order today and let me know your method of payment. If paying by credit card please call me by phone. (989) 453-3267. If I'm not home please leave a message and I will contact you ASAP. Please understand that purchases with this special cannot be applied towards your frequent purchase punch cards, but it is a great way to save on shipping.

I hope everyone is enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday long weekend. Stay safe and I look forward to hearing from you.


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Nothin' to do with Stampin'

I'm cleaning a basket out today that I had thrown some stuff that I would "take care of later". I'm sure you all don't have baskets like that..he-he. Well, when we were cleaning up stuff from the garage sale we had at my folks I had found this picture in some old books. No my mom wasn't into scrapbooking in those days. Pictures were taken and who knows where they would show up. I know mom, you did the best you could you were busy raising a family. Anyway I just had to share this picture. This is (in front) my sister Carin (oh if she could be this goofy now) Michele (see Chele it looked like I was hugging you, maybe I did like you) me of course (is it any wonder that the playground aid at school called me Rosey? --check out those cheeks) and in the back was my cousin Sue (she lived with us and was like a sister). Hey check out that Old Olive two piece outfit I was wearing and that puffy sleeve shirt. That was my fav and of course mom sewed it for me. I love to look back at old pics and remember the good ol' days. Oh no! That must mean I'm old. Yikes!

Just a little box or 2

Here's a couple of the boxes I made yesterday. Just simple origami boxes. You can find the directions here for the bow and here for the boxes The other blue bow is made using the box maker by Coluzzle. If you don't have one of these and would like one just contact me and I'll tell you where you can purchase one. Both of theses boxes were so easy to make and a great way to use the double sided designer paper. Which by the way is still on special until the end of the month. Buy 3 packs and get one free. Total would be $34.81 including shipping and tax and you will get 4 packs of you choice of our beautiful paper. Call me soon. This special only lasts until Nov. 30.



Monday, November 19, 2007

I know it's been a long time..........

I know, I've been reminded that it's been a week since I posted last. (thanks Carin!) I've just had a lot on my plate the last week, but I'm looking forward to a little break this week and of course I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving. Why you ask? Well let's just say that Thanksgiving with my family (more the extended part) is pretty unusual. Never a dull moment and to think I'm related to these people. I'd go into more details, but with your words in print it's hard to deny them. *grin* If you'd like details please feel free to give me a call. All I'm gonna say is, you'd have to be there to appreciate it.

Moving on........I'm hoping to get a little stamping done this week as well. Here is one of the projects though that I worked on over the weekend.

This is an invite to a baby shower that my sister Michele is throwing for her friend/employer Trish Steinman. Jim and Trish just recently adopted a baby girl (Sarah May). She is just the sweetest little bundle. The reason for 3 little monkeys on this card? Well they are also expecting twin girls in February. Yes, that's right 3 babies! Sarah was born in Oct. so she'll only be about 5 months or so depending on when the other 2 girls arrive. We are so excited for them. I love that I can love on Sarah right now and then I get to go home and sleep. I love babies, but part of me is glad I'm past that stage in my life. I think it's the part that likes to get a full nights rest. *Ü* My girls are just in love with her and they are looking forward to the other two as well. Oh and did I mention that when Michele asked me to make these invites and approved the sample she told me she only needed about 30 of them? Well in the end she needed 70. Not a big deal unless you love to be punching and coloring 210 monkeys, not to mention the same amount of layers. Thanks Chele for forgetting that little detail. Thanks too to my mom for helping me punch, color and fold.

Just a couple of details about the card. You can't see the background very well, but it was stamped in Pretty in Pink using the Fine Lace background. The monkey is from Zoofari, stamped in Regal Rose and colored in with Pretty in Pink. Punches 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle and scalloped circle. On the inside I put, "And babies make 5."

Here's another card I made yesterday and it's going out today to a special friend of mine. This card is made using the "hot off the rubber press" set Time Well Spent that all active demos received FREE this past week from Stampin'Up! This set will be a level 3 hostess set in the up coming 2008 Spring/Summer collection idea book to be available Jan 2. I was so excited to receive this set and for free to boot. It was given to us by Shelli in appreciation for all that us demos do for the company. It's great to be appreciated by your employer. Woo hoo!!!! Free Rubba!!!!! Wouldn't you like to get this set for free too. Call me and book your show for after the first of the year and you can earn it for free. Oh and did I mention that if you host in January and your party totals at least $350 you get an extra free set of your choice out of the up coming 2008 Spring/Summer preview mini catalog. SU is an awesome company to work for or host a party, so call me today and we'll get you on the way to earning free stamps and accessories.
Have a great day everyone and look for more postings of fun stampin' projects this week.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

It's a simple snowman

Here is a frame I made quick yesterday. I just love to use the white stazon ink on picture frames. It really stamps nice and clean. I used the Simple Snowman (109316) set that is in the current catalog. This is a set that I wanted the minute I saw the catalog this year. I just love the way this turned out.
I will be out to of town for a couple of days and I'm not sure if there will be internet connection so not sure if I'll post or not while I'm gone so I hope this will hold ya for a couple of days. *wink*
Blessings, Renee

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Baby it's cold

Well, we woke up to no heat this morning. No, we didn't run out of wood, but the circulating pump on the furnace went up. We have a call into the plumber and hopefully he'll return the call soon. This isn't one that Frank can fix--I know unbelievable. The dishwasher is on the fritz too, but he can fix that, but just hasn't had time. He thinks there is something wrong with the pump on that. Are you seeing a pattern here? I am and I'm not liking it. Washing all the dishes by hand........I know I'm spoiled, but I do love my dishwasher. It leaves more time for stamping. *grin*
On to more important things. I've got a couple of things for you today. The JOY wall hanging is using the chipboard available only in the Holiday Mini catalog. If you haven't tried chipboard, you really should. It is so easy to work with and it makes you look like you know what you're doing--that's the part I like. *Ü* The ornament is made using a CD and covering it with designer paper. Speaking of designer paper, did you know that all the Stampin'Up!™ designer series papers are buy 3 get 1 free this month? That's right, through the end of the month buy 3 get 1 free and there is no limit. You can mix and match also. All packs of designer paper are $9.95 and they are double sided as well. Stock up now because when the new Spring/Summer collection debuts in January some of them may not be around. Check out the on-line catalog through my web site at . Call me today and order yours.
Hope you enjoy these. Want to see them in person? I'm headed to Myrna Born's shortly to hold her party. I'll have them there. Maybe I'll see you there?
Have a great day and stay warm!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Yes, 2 posts in one day.

I've been trying to play a little catch up today and finally finished this. This is a card I created using the corner photo punch to make trees. I punched them out of textured cardstock. The colors are Wild Wasabi and Soft Sky. The trunks of the trees were made using the word window punch and the words are from Everyday Flexible Phrases. The star is punched with SU's star punch as well. Just a little different way of using punches. Enjoy!


Snow Anyone?

Did any of you see snowflakes today? There were a few that hit the windows here. Actually they were more like little ice flakes and they sure couldn't stay because that wind is blowing so hard I'm sure they were blown away and that's fine with me. Way too early for snow, but it's not too early to start stampin' some snowmen or reindeer. I made these clips using the set Merry & Bright (110376) $14.95. If you don't have this set, you don't want to miss getting it. It is so fun and easy to use. It is currently in the Holiday Mini catalog that will expire on Nov. 30. Call me today to order this cute set. Theses clips are a fun way to display a favorite picture or a special Christmas card. Hope you enjoy them!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Late Last Minute Stampin' Special

Stampin'Up! has announced that they are giving 20% off of the stamp set Wishing You Cheer for just a very limited time. I need to receive your order by 9:00 pm Saturday, Nov. 3 for you to receive this discount. Don't delay, contact me ASAP. Stampin'Up! has been doing some special marketing and has decided to allow us to extend this promotion for this very limited time. You can contact me by email or phone (989) 453-3267 or my cell (989)551-1685. Hurry time is running out.

You can view the set here:


Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Just a little tip!

Here's the little tip bucket that I made for my Lindsay to put up at her new job. She just started work at the new local pizzeria that opened in town. She's been running the till quite a bit and a few people have been giving her tips and she said she didn't feel it was right for her to keep them even though the boss told her to. She has such a heart of gold (where did she ever get that?) so she asked me to make a container to put on the counter and have it be something to fit into the beautiful decor of Alyce's Palace II. This is what I came up with. As a side note--the food is great, the Butter Fingers are to die for and they have a few tables for dining in as well. It's really a pretty classy place for Pigeon. Just kidding.

Stamp set: Voila, Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White and Cerise designer paper, Stampin' Write Markers, Signo white gel pen, Gingham black and red ribbon, Crop-a-dile to punch holes in bucket--yes it can even punch through tin

Happy Halloween to all and especially to the person who dropped the phantom treat off at my house--whoever you are!



Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Happy Halloween Eve!

As you might know I'm not a big Halloween person, but I am a big Fall person. Love the crisp air and the coziness of the season. Here's a little pumpkin decoration for you today. These are very easy to make and can really be made for any season or occasion. I used 12 strips cut 1" x 6". Stack the strips and punch a whole through the whole stack. This is where the Crop-a-dile that SU carries in the catalog comes in handy. You can punch through these like a knife slices through "buttah". Then punch a hole through the other end. Thread you ribbon through, tie a knot and run it through to the other end, knot this end as well. Now spread the strips out to make your ball/pumpkin. I used the 5 petal punch to make a leaf for on top and then used my circles and scalloped punch to make the medallion I hung from the bottom. Now be creative and see what you can make.


Saturday, October 27, 2007

Lantern Tutorial

I know I've promised to do some tutorials for you all and haven't gotten them done. Some of you were even so kind as to point this out to me and for that I say THANKS! LOL I'm learning or should I say trying to learn. This is my feeble attempt at a tutorial. Here goes:
You will need: 1 sheet double sided designer paper 6" x 9"
2 pieces 1" x 9"
ribbon, staples, adhesive, punch, scissors

Fold paper in half the long ways. Using the 1" strip as a guide make 1/2" inch cuts on the fold
side going all the way up to the 1" strip. Unfold your paper and using your adhesive glue the 1" strips to the top and bottom. Now bring the two short ends together and staple on top and bottom using 2 staples in each. You should now have a tube of sorts. Punch holes for you handle and tie ribbon. You can decorate the top strips if you so desire like in the other posting from yesterday. Sorry that my pics weren't very clear, but I'm sure you get the idea. You can hang these up or set on a table and put a battery operated tea light candle inside. Have fun and I'd love to see what you come up with.



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