Monday, December 30, 2013

A Favor and a Gift

Good afternoon!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and that your New Year will be even better.  I've got a little favor to ask, but in so doing I'm also offering a little free gift.  Want to see what the gift is?

You could be the proud new owner of one set of these earrings. I have a little goal I would really like to meet before the year is out so what I'm going to do is give the first two people to place an order on my website or through me (min. shipping of $6.95 will apply) of $25 or more before tax and shipping will receive a set of these earrings.  These earrings are made with our beautiful Frosted Finishes embellishments.  These are still available in the Holiday catalog.  Remember the Holiday catalog is only good through January 2, but this special offer needs to be ordered before midnight on Dec. 31.  So who is going to be the lucky ones to own these earrings?  Believe me these earrings are way prettier in person.  This picture doesn't do them justice.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I'm looking forward to a great stamping new year in 2014!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Bow Die Snowmen

I know I've been so bad in sharing on here lately.  Once again I've not been feeling well.  I had a rash start on my legs about two weeks ago and didn't know what it was.  Went to the Dr. and they didn't know what it was either, but gave me some cream and told me if it got worse to call them.  Well it got worse and spread to all parts of my body and was extremely itchy.  Doc said it was probably a bacterial infection and gave me an antibiotic.  I've been on that for about 3 days now and I don't seem to have any new breakouts.  All over though I just haven't felt good and that part started about 2 weeks ago as well so maybe it has been an infection.  Normally this time of year I love to be busy and preparing for Christmas, but not so much the last couple of weeks.  So anyway that is the reason for not much in creative posts.  Hopefully though you've been reading about all the great deals SU has been having and getting what you wanted.

Here is a project that I worked on yesterday.  Isn't he just the cutest?

I made him using the Bigz Bow die from the Holiday Catalog.  I found something on pintrest, but directions were vague so I just took off and did my own version.  Not really who the originator of this idea was so if it was you please let me know and I will give you credit because you were defintely the inspiration for this project.  His nose was made out of Stampin'Up!'s Simply Pressed clay and then I colored it with the Pumpkin Pie marker.  Ribbon and embellishment is from the Holiday Catalog.  I stamped the Whisper White cardstock with the lines from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in Smoky Slate.  Oh and the twigs came from my own backyard and yes I went out in these frigid temps and snow to find them. So this morning I had to make him a companion and here he is.

 Here they are together.
Well I need to get back to some other projects.  Lots to do today.


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Weekly Deal Dec 10-16

Here are the weekly deals for this week.  Check them out and you can order directly on my web site.

Here is the direct LINK

And don't forget about the Clearance Blitz---only while supplies last

Here is the direct LINK

If it takes awhile for the link to come up please be patient.  The site seems to be very busy.  Awesome, awesome deals!!!


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

December 3-9 Weekly Deal

Stampin'Up!  just keeps out doing themselves.  The weekly deals continue.  Here is the direct link to my website.

Here is an adorable little angel I made last week using the Bigz Bow die.  You will find this die right HERE.  The bows are so easy to make and I think they make a statement.



Monday, December 2, 2013

Today Only!!!

These are today's only Cyber Monday Specials.  Don't delay.  These are some awesome deals!  Don't forget as well that today is the last day to get the great deals from the Holiday Sale as well.  You can view it all on my website and clicking on the SHOP NOW button.  If  you have any questions please feel free to contact me.  These specials can even be ordered directly though me, but hurry because today is the last day for these terrific specials.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

This weeks deals

Orders can be placed 24/7 on my website If you use the hostess code DMKEHXFF when you do I will send you a one of kind handmade card. Please be sure to add the code before you check out.
Come for the Peekaboo Frames, stay for the Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon. A little something for everyone in this week’s Weekly Deals!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Holiday Sale Starts Tomorrow

Stampin'Up!'s Holiday Sale starts tomorrow and runs through Dec 2, but you may not want to wait that long because there are 3 doorbuster items that are only available for 24 hrs so don't miss out.  Have you been wanting the full set of Stampin'Write Markers?  Well tomorrow is the day.  They are on sale for only $76.97 or the Stampin'Up! trimmer is only $20.97 or the Simply Scored Diagonal Score Plate $8.37.  So check out the deals in the link below.  Then you can place your order tomorrow on my website or contact me direct.  Either way you are going to get some great deals.


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Excitement Abounds Everywhere

I absolutely enjoy this time of year.  I love all the preparing for the holidays.  I love going into stores and hearing Christmas music and seeing all the decor available for purchase, what's new for decorating your tree, getting ready for Stampin'Up! parties, friends and family gatherings.  Should I go on?

To catch you up a stamp room is put back together.  I am so stinkin' happy you can't believe it.  I've purged, pitched, sold and gave away tons of stuff and I still have a few things that I would like to sell, but I am organized.  Did you know there are actually counter tops in my room?  And that you can actually find a place to make a project?  I know hard to believe.  My room wasn't even this organized after we move back in after the fire.  My hubby did a great job at getting the flooring down and the mop boards on.  It actually didn't take very long once it was started.  I am so content to come down here now and tomorrow shall be my first full day of stamping in quite some time.  I've also finished up my seasonal job cooking at a private hunting club so that has freed up some time as well.  Life is good right now.  My family members all are doing well and are feeling well.  My mom is doing exceptionally well and for that I am so thankful.  When I look back to where we were a year ago with her, it amazes me the healing that the Lord has given her.  She is like her old self and I can't tell you how much that means to me.  I'm very thankful that I still have both my parents with me and that they are both doing well.

Well now to the fun stuff.  Here are this weeks deals.

Aren't they awesome?  I've got a some projects I made using the Gift Bow Bigz L Die and also one using the burlap ribbon.

The bows are so much fun to make and super easy.  I used the Burlap Ribbon as part of the bellyband that I made for around these boxes.  I do have a few of these items still for sale, so if you are interested in purchasing please feel free to contact me.
Well I hope this is the start of many new posts of showing you what is new and going on with Stampin'Up!.  You can purchase Stampin'Up! products by visiting my on line store at or by contacting me anytime.  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 11, 2013


I just have a quick card to share this morning.  This card was sent to me by my friend and upline Linda.  I think this card is adorable, don't you?  Thanks so much Linda!

I will be back on Wednesday with more and finally get back to regular posting.  I'll share with you all that has been going on and pics of my newly remodeled stamp room.  Thanks for sticking with me.
Blessings and have a great day!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Single Christmas Stamps

Did you know that Stampin'Up! has some awesome single Christmas stamps that are available for a a limited time?  You can view these stamps HERE. One thing to keep in mind is that these are only shown at 50% their size on this flyer.  These stamps are a really nice size and so easy to make a quick card with.  Maybe by Monday I can share a card or two made with these.  My flooring was FINALLY laid in my office/stamp room today.  I am so stinkin' excited!!!  Seems like forever that my room has been in such disarray.  I can hardly wait to start organizing and yes even cleaning to get all settled back into my stamping sanctuary.  Going to arrange things a little different this time around and make it more functional.  Then I hope it's a long time before we go through any more disasters in our basement.

Ok, it's almost 8:00 pm and we still haven't had supper, but the floor is done.  We will still need to get some moldings for the baseboards, but that shouldn't take long to put those on.  So I guess I better feed my hubby who has worked so hard to get this done today.  Hey!  I helped too!!! O:)

Will chat and share with you soon!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Envelope Punch Board and So Much More

Check out this great video on the new Envelope Punch Board.  Click HERE  Everyone needs this amazing tool.  It's the next best thing since sliced bread.  If you don't understand that statement then you are much too young.  *wink*

I thought I'd share quickly here before I have to leave one of the Clear Stamp Case notebook holders I made and sold at last weeks scrapbooking retreat.  I will share more soon.  I'm off to the hunting lodge for the last time this week and then it's wedding cake baking for the next two days.  Hoping the weekend will allow me time to catch up on Stampin'Up! business and be able to share more.  Thanks again for sticking with me.


This weeks weekly deals

Weekly Deals!

 Tuesday is quickly becoming our favorite day (we hope yours as well)! Here are this weeks Weekly Deals!

Dress Up Framelits Die Item # 130101
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN

Sweet Press Cookie Handle Item # 132290
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.96 CAN

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps Holiday
Item # 132292

Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.46 CAN

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps Special Events Item #132291
Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.46 CAN

This and That Rotary Stamp Item # 130133
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.96 CAN

Wicked Fun Digital Download
Item # 127609

Regular Price: $9.95 US/ $10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.98 US/ $5.48 CAN


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

New Specials Starting Today

In celebration of Stampin'Up!'s 25 anniversary month there are 25 stamp sets on sale for 25% off from Oct 22-28.  Woo Hoo!!!  You can check out the list HERE and contact me to place your order or you can place it direct on my website

Here is another great offer from Stampin'Up!  They are Cut & Ready card bases. Don't have time to cut cardstock, especially this time of year?  This is a great easy option and would work great for those who only do cards occasionally.

You can find all the details HERE!

Mystery Hostess Chance

Starting today, October 22 and through October 28 12:00 noon you can place an order and get a chance at being a mystery hostess.  For every $25 you order before tax and shipping your name will be entered into a drawing for the hostess benefits.  You will need to use this code 6MJUDYBT to qualify.  You can shop online at my STORE or contact me direct.  This is an awesome good deal on these sets and you will get a chance at being the mystery hostess.  All items on an order qualify, not just stamps.

I know that it has been awhile since I've posted projects.  Life has just been way too busy, but most of it has been good.  October is usually my biggest SU month.  I will get back to regular posting soon.  Thanks for your patience.


Monday, September 30, 2013

Festive Flurry Snowflake Card

I know it's been a few days again since I posted.  Here's an update on my health.  I know exciting, but I know some of you would like to know.  I see the urologist on Oct. 22 so until then I won't know anything else and hopefully I remain infection free until then.  My bladder is not emptying completely according to all the tests I've had so far so we move on to a specialist.  I really covet your prayers during this time.

Anyway onto the stamping and the reason you are here.  I made this card using the leftover pieces I had from making the ornamnet that I posted awhile back.

This card is really sparkly with using the Silver Glimmer Paper.  Do you like the merry banner on the bottom.  That is from the Label Card Thinlits Die set.  You can view this on the leftside of my blog.  It's rather different because it has fold lines that allow this banner to be mor dimensional.  I think the Delicate Designs embossing folder really finished it off since this folder almost looks like snowflakes.  The color used here was Marina Mist.
Now I just want to share a couple of cards that I received recently from friends who have taken the time to wish me well.  Thanks so much Pam and Wendy.  These cards have really brightened my day.
This one was made by Pam.

This one by Wendy
Thanks again ladies and thanks again to those of you who have stopped by.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Non-traditonal Christmas Card

Just a short post this morning.  I'm headed out to spend the day with my two sisters and my oldest daughter.  We are headed to IKEA and also to the Cheesecake Factory.  This is the first Cheesecake Factory in Michigan and we've been waiting a long time.  We live in the middle of nowhere so we are traveling a couple of hours to get there and I'm not ready so I best hurry before they come pick me up.

Here is a non-traditional Christmas card for you today.

Blessings and have a great day!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Winner of the Blog Candy

I know I was suppose to have announced the winner last Friday, but I got some unexpected news from the doctor on Friday and I am being sent to a specialist for further testing.  Not the news I had hoped for.  So needless to say I was pretty depressed on Friday and I didn't even darken the door of my stamp room until this morning.  I also came down with a sore throat and cough on the weekend as well.  Yeah, I'm lucky like that.  LOL!  Anyway it is back to work today, at least partially.

The winner of the Snowglobe stamp is.........Wanda G.  Wanda you have 24 hrs to contact me with your address of where to send your stamp and thanks for being a faithful blog reader.  I sure appreciate it.  Thanks to everyone else who left a comment.  I appreciate you all.  I don't get a lot of comments on my blog, but I know I get a lot of hits so someone is enjoying my blog and that in and of itself makes me happy.

I also want Becky Hughey, Wendy Zick, Joni Reimann and Chris McCarthy to know that I haven't forgotten about the little treat I promised you for the little contest I had on my Facebook page. I will be working on those this week.  If you haven't liked my Facebook page, feel free to do so.  You can find it here

Here is today's share.....

This was a gift card that was a make and take at my last workshop.  I got the idea from fellow demonstrator Jacki Topa.  I think this has to be one of the best gift card holders ever and I love that you get to use the Envelope Punch Board to make it.  Here are a few other pictures to see how it works.

The gift card holder part pulls up as you open the card.  So cute!  Thanks Jackie for the inspiration.
Well that is it for now.  Have a great day!


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Festive Flurry Ornament

Here's the ornament I made that is like the one in the Holiday catalog.  It took me a little time to figure out (yeah probably should have watched SU's video before attempting it), but I got it.  Remember if all else fails, try the instructions.  LOL!  Would you like to learn to make these?  I will be offering this in an upcoming class.  I should have my class schedule out by the weekend.  I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow and I was sort of waiting to see what she says before I make plans.  I'll just feel better doing it this way since I hate to set dates until I know that no more tests or anything else is in my near future.
Have a great evening and don't forget to leave a comment on my 800th post to be entered in the drawing for the Snowglobe single stamp.  I will draw a winner tomorrow.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Leftovers and Tomatoes

It's been a long day today, but I did want to get a post in.  I canned 18 qts. of tomato juice today.   I don't think my energy level is back to where is should be after being sick so I am one tuckered out gal tonight.

Here are a couple of cards I made using up some of My Paper Pumpkin leftover pieces.  I just can't let anything go to waist.  I feel like I need to use every last piece or maybe it's that I just like to challenge myself to see what I can come up with when using limited supplies.  Anyhoo, here are the cards.

That's all for now.  Have a good evening.
PS Don't forget to leave a comment on this POST to have a chance at winning a free Single Stamp.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Snowflake Window Card

I stand corrected in my post yesterday.  It's been almost 6 yrs I've been blogging and that does bring my average down, but I'm hoping by the end of the year that my average will be up or at least that is my goal.  Thanks to my sister for pointing that out.  Ya gotta love sisters. *wink*  Don't forget to leave a comment on yesterday's post to be eligible to win the free stamp Snowglobe.

Today I want to share a Christmas card with you.  With the way our weather changed today it is a good reminder that winter is not far off.  The weatherman said tonight that is was good there was no moisture in the air or we could be talking snow for tonight.  Yuck!  It was in the 90's on Tuesday and in the 50's today.  Quite the shock to say the least.


I used our awesome framelits to make my circles and to cut out the snowflake.  This card has a lot of sparkle.  I hope you enjoyed it.


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wow! This is my 800th post!

I was surprised this morning when I realized this will be my 800th post.  I started my blog on Oct 3, 2007.  That's almost 5 years ago.  I've averaged about 3 posts a week.  Not too bad, I guess.  I enjoy doing my blog, it just seems that I'm not very good at managing my time and getting posts up.  I've really been working hard on that as of late, but it seems my health issues have sort of had to take center stage.  Had some tests yesterday and hopefully they will show what is going on and then we can move onto a treatment.  Being sick is so hard on a person like me who wants to be busy and enjoying life, but when you don't feel good it is really hard.  When I don't feel like stamping then I know I'm not in a good place.  Trusting the Lord to see me through this time and onto some better health.

So since this is my 800th post I'll share a few things with you today.  Here is the hostess gift that I told you about yesterday.

This was so fun and quick to make.  I picked up the candle at the Dollar General uptown, took off the label and added the Halloween Washi Tape.  I stamped the Trick or Treat from the Tags 4 You set.  To get the two colors...Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black I used my Stampin'Write markers.  The black piece behind it is a framelit from the Apothacary Accents.  Tied some Pumpkin Pie 1/8" ribbon and it was done.  I hope they will have some of these candles in Christmas colors because I think these will make cute little inexpensive gifts.
Finally the Big Shot Platform is available again.  Due to it's popularity when the catalog went live, the Platform was sold out.  Stampin'Up! had ordered enough to last 12 weeks and they ended up selling out in 3 weeks.  It is an awesome product and as of today you can once again place an order for it.  You can order from my online store HERE or give me a shout and I can order it for you.  I will be closing an order in the next couple of days so just let me know if you'd like to place an order.  For those of you wanting to know, I've been told this platform will work in the Cuttlebug.  I'm not sure of the sandwich you'd use, but it is small enough to fit.
The Best of 25 Years stamp set has been released as well.  It is called the best of Autumn.

You can see all the details HERE.

I made this card using up some scraps I had on my work space.  The background on this card was made using painters tape.  Tear off a piece of tape, lay it on your ink pad, rub your finger over it, pick up the tape and lay it on your cardstock, rub and lift.  It's fun to see what color combos you can come up with.

So now that you've made it to the end, I've got a little surprise.  I'm going to give away a little blog candy since this is my 800th post.

To be entered to win this stamp just leave a comment and tell me how long you've been following my blog and also one of the following:
1. Have you ever hosted a party with me?
2. If you'd like to be a hostess and earn free merchandise?
3. How often do you visit my blog?
4. Do you subscribe to my blog?
You only need to answer one, but please feel free to answer more if you so choose.  It won't increase your chances of winning, but it will let me know who I am reaching with my blog.  Thanks so much!  I will draw the winner on September 19th.  Good Luck!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Little Fall Hi

Well today doesn't actually feel like Fall here in the Thumb of Michigan.  It is in the 90's today and 80's are predicted for tomorrow and Friday in the 60's.  That's Michigan.  Well I have a Fall card for you today none the less.
Doesn't this look all warm and cozy?  I used the Sweater Weather DSP from the Holiday catalog, the Houndstooth Embossing Folder and the stamp set Gently Falling.  Colors are Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Crushed Curry.  The little die cut hi is from the new Thinlits Card die.  The picture here makes it look really bright, but it's not.  It is very warm Fall colors.
I have a workshop tonight here at my house.  My good friend Joni is the hostess and I made her a really cute hostess gift, but I can't show you yet because I know she reads my blog and I don't want to spoil the surprise, so I will share tomorrow.  Have a good evening!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Another File Folder Card

Yes, I just may find myself getting addicted to this new Envelope Punch Board.  It is so easy to use that a person just doesn't want to stop with it.  If you haven't ordered one yet you really should because it could give you entertainment for hours just making envelopes or these cool file folder cards.  If you'd like to order, my friend Joni is hosting a party this next Tuesday, September 10 at my house @ 6:30.  Can't make it, but would still like to order?  Just use this hostess code BUVTDGB9 and Joni will receive the hostess credit and your order will be shipped direct to you.  Remember though if you place a $150 order before tax and shipping you can be a hostess and receive hostess awards and no code is required.  You can place your order by clicking HERE and then click on the SHOP NOW button in the top right corner.

Here is the card I made today for a sweet lady who has gone through a lot of problems with her foot and finally recently they did a partial amputation.  Her spirit amazes me.  Not sure I could be so positive going through such an ordeal and she has 6 kids as well.  She is one amazing lady.  Hope this card brightens her day.

Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Calypso Coral, In Color DSP stack
Stamp set/s:  Tag It (this years Ronald McDonald House set),ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers
Accessories: Self Adhesive Pearls, Calypso Coaral Chevron Ribbon, Chalktalk Framelits, Calypso Coral Stampin'Write Marker, Baked Brown Sugar Stampin'Write Marker

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

File Folder Card

It's hump day!  How has your day been?  I got back into the stamping room a little more today and I'm trying to get back into a routine.  Had fun making today's card.

This is what is called a File Folder Card.  I used the new Stampin'Up! Envelope Punch Board to make it.
Stampin'Up! just released this product on September 1 and it is amazing.  I absolutely love it.  It makes the best envelopes and as you can see above it makes a neat card as well.  It actually makes 66 different sizes of envelopes.
 Would you like to see this tool in person?  Why not book a workshop and I'll be happy to show you or even set up a one on one with you.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Thinlits Butterflies

Sorry I've been missing in action.  Lots going on some real emotional days.  If you read my last post you know that I had a dear friend pass away last week and it hit me pretty hard.  He had been fighting cancer for over a year and a half and his sweet wife shared every step of the way with their carepage...the good, the bad and the ugly.  So many friends, family and the community at large shared in their journey and it's a great loss for all that knew him.  Eric was adament that you should find joy in every day and live life to the fullest and that is what I'm going to strive to do.

So here is what I've got for ya today. Another Thinlits Label card.  You can find the info on these awesome dies here:

Here is a video to show you how they work.

  Here is the front of my card:

Here is the inside of my card:

The colors are Strawberry Slush and Bermuda Bay.  This cute little butterfly set...Papillon Potpourri can be purchased with the cooridnating Bitty Butterfly Punch for 15% off this month.  You can check out the details here:
There is also a matching punch (separate purchase) that will punch out the larger butterfly.  Elegant Butterfly 127526 $15.95.


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