Monday, October 17, 2016

Halloween Treat Bag Tutorial - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

I had my Coffee and Cards Class this Saturday and we had so much fun! I'll post the cards tomorrow. Unfortunately, I forgot to take photos of the cards my crafter made! 

But, I have started showing a little tip or technique during my classes. Want to see the tip or technique we made on Saturday?

We made these cute little Halloween Treat Bags using the Diaper Fold.
Halloween Treat Bags
Diaper Fold

And I just did a tutorial on this! I used Halloween paper for this tutorial.
Halloween Treat Bag
Diaper Fold Tutorial

What do you think? These are so quick and easy to make! I made several for my Craft Fair earlier this month and I'll have some for my upcoming fairs (November 5th - Cypress Wesleyan, 12 - Private Craft Fair, December 3rd - Canaan Land Church). 

Hope you are able to make some of these for YOUR teacher gifts, coworkers gifts, or just to brighten someone's day!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Stampin' Trimmer Cutting Mats and Scoring Blades Now Available!

Crafters -

I know I gave a little bit of bad news yesterday when I told you about the Handheld Stapler being discontinued (you can read that blog posting HERE).

BUT I have some good news too!

Stampin' Trimmer Cutting Mats and Scoring Blades Now Available
We are happy to announce that we are bringing back the replacement Stampin' Trimmer Cutting Mats and Scoring Blades. These items will be available to you to start ordering on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

Stampin' Trimmer Replacement Cutting Mat (item 131375); $4.00 US and Stampin' Trimmer Scoring Blades (item 126996); $5.00 US

We came to this decision by taking another look at the overall strategy of the Stampin' Trimmer and its supporting pieces, and we were able to work out issues with our supplier to be able to offer these items to you. Keep in mind that the cutting blade that comes with the Stampin' Trimmer does not make contact with the cutting mat so it should not wear it down. Like the cutting mat, the scoring blade is made to last and will not wear out. These replacements items may be helpful for you if you lose a piece or prefer to have extras on hand.

So, YEAH!!!! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Handheld Stapler Discontinued - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

As many of you know, I participated in my first Craft Fair in several years this past weekend. I had so much fun! All of the prep work heading to the Craft Fair was SO WORTH IT!

I met so many people and just had a blast talking with everyone!

One of the items I used a GREAT deal while preparing for the Craft Fair was the Handheld Stapler. It was just the right size; I had extra Silver Mini Staples (and I went through those!); it was just the perfect tool for the job!

Well, I'm sad to say that the Handheld Stapler and the mini staples are being discontinued.

Here is what Stampin' Up! told us this morning:

Handheld Stapler Being Discontinued
Due to supplier issues outside of our control, the Handheld Stapler (item 139083) and coordinating Silver Mini Staples (item 135847) will be discontinued after our current inventory runs out. We apologize for any inconvenience, and encourage you to let your customers know about this change.

SO, if this is something you want, you may wish to order it now. When the current inventory runs out, both the stapler and the mini staples are going discontinued.  :(

Friday, October 7, 2016

Crafts - Curvy Boxes, Santa-Tizers, and Gifts!

Crafters -

I have been playing, I mean working, on a variety of projects for the Craft Bazaar TOMORROW at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3220 Columbus Street, Grove City.

Want to see a little sneak peek?
Craft Bazaar Items

I have been having so much fun with this! It has been YEARS since I've done a Craft Fair, a Craft Bazaar, anything like that where I just get to create and do this! It's like I'm designing my own class, attending my own class, and making several items at each class! LOVE IT!

So... I hope to see you on Saturday, October 8th between 9a-2p at St. John's. I will have my calendar (if you don't already have a copy) for you to pick up and you can even sign up for classes while there!

I was able to locate my Paypal Here - which means I can accept credit cards! What a fast and easy way to get some of your early Christmas shopping done for teachers, nurses, co-workers, friends - even a small gift that you can hide away, for just the last minute! And yes, there will also be cards available (shocking, I know!).

Can't wait to see you tomorrow!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Craft Bazaar and Leaf Framelits - Stampin'Up!

Crafters -

Fall is my favorite time of the year! Of course, once Christmas comes around, my favorite time of the year changes...  :)

With fall, there is the anticipation of Halloween and seeing all the kids in the costumes - hearing "Trick or Treat" when the kids come to the front door. Then, right around the corner is Thanksgiving; spending time with family and friends and being grateful for all the gifts and blessings we have in our lives. And then! To round out the year - CHRISTMAS! Decorations, the wonderful smell of "real" Christmas trees, no school for the kiddos, spending time with family and friends, and, of course, the REAL gift - celebrating the birth of Jesus!

And with all of those wonderful times, there are CRAFT FAIRS! Don't you just LOVE going to all the different ones and seeing the perfect gift - all the creativity?! I know I do! There are so many times, I'll see something and say to myself (or my husband!), "you know, I could make that" and then I never do! Because something else gets in the way - you know... life!

Well, not this year! I have signed up for, not just one, not two, not even three, but FOUR different Craft Fairs! And, I have been preparing for those. BUT, the fourth one that I was able to get into... My friend Amy told me about one at her church and with about a two-week notice, I'm in! WHEW! Thanks Amy!

So, wanna see one of the items I'm working on?
Paper Crafting and Chocolate - What a PERFECT combination!
I know you recognize the KitKats, but do you recognize the leaves? That's the Leaf Framelits from Stampin'Up! My mom has this framelit set and uses it all the time! But she lives about a thousand miles away (literally!), so it's a little hard to borrow it from her.

I ordered it and it arrived on Tuesday! Guess what I did Wednesday morning? You got it! I also took the plain Sahara Sand cardstock leaves with me when I met some friends for lunch on Wednesday. I crinkled the cardstock and then came home and sponged them. (Classic Stampin' In Pad Colors used here were Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry and Garden Green). Gotta tell ya - this photo does not do them justice!

I already had a project ready to go for these leaves! Last night, the last of them were assembled and placed in a basket ready for Saturday's Craft Bazaar at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3220 Columbus Street, Grove City. They are open to the public from 9a-2p.

Now, you cannot see it as these are still unassembled, BUT there is a strip of the pretty printed papers around each of the boxes. And guess what?

Stampin' Up! had TWO great deals this month! The first one ended yesterday, but the BUY THREE GET ONE FREE on select Designer Series Papers (DSPs) - those are the pretty printed papers - THAT deal goes through the end of the month! I know I just ordered mine yesterday - because the Candy Cane Lane paper is one the list! I just LOVE the designs, but especially the gingerbread house design!
**FYI - As I'm typing this, Stampin'Up! has advised that the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper is in LOW INVENTORY; order soon to ensure timely delivery.**

Look forward to seeing you on Saturday! 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Stampin' Up! Special Offers! - WOO HOO!

Crafters -

I have been preparing for SEVERAL craft fairs and haven't been on the computer! YIKES!

BUT, I did see this and sent it to my customers the other day. AND I wanted to add it to my blog so YOU could see this also!

Did ya see?
October 1 - 5, 2016
What a BUNCH of GREAT deals!

AND - Stampin' Up! even sweetened the pot! Check THIS out! FREE Designer Series Papers (select papers - and there is even some Christmas papers!)!
October 1 - 31, 2016

Don't forget to use Host Code FGVEYY33 and you will receive FIVE FREE cards from me! This Host Code will change on October 6th.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016



When Stampin' Up! does it, they do it BIG! HUGE!

Two specials right now - that you will NOT want to miss!

Don't forget to use Host Code B7TSXEQT - and you will receive FIVE free cards from me with your Thank You note!

Special 1
Special Offers from September 8th through 14th (the next and final one will be September 15th through the 21st). You can go directly there by going to my ONLINE STORE.
Special Offers

Special 2
They have updated the CLEARANCE RACK!!! And they have added LOTS of bling, and embossing folders, and ribbons, and well, just go check it out! Remember, these items are only available while supplies last!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Bold Botanicals - #PaperPumpkinBOGO - Stampin' Up

Crafters -

Want to see another alternate design I made from the August 2016 Bold Botanicals Paper Pumpkin kit? Especially since you can STILL sign up and join Paper Pumpkin and GET A BOGO!

Here's one of my alternate designs:
Bold Botanicals Paper Pumpkin
August 2016
Alternate Design

I really liked the small gift card holder that came in the kit, but there were only three of them (I know - just three?!). So I decided to make an extra one for me!

Did ya notice the colors used? Check out the back of the Bold Botanicals Instructions Sheet for the coordinating Stampin' Up! colors of Bermuda Bay, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Mint Macaron, Tangerine Tango, and Tip Top Taupe. Guess what colors I used - ALL OF THEM!

Even used a little tiny bit of the burlap trim on the Tip Top Taupe note inside the holder. I'll actually adhere a small gift card to this and it will be PERFECT!

Remember to join Paper Pumpkin to get the BOGO. You can read all the details, including some fine print and somethings to think about when to subscribe by reading my blog posting HERE.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Holiday Catalog Launch and a BOGO!

Crafters -

I know we all enjoyed my BOGO sale that I had in July. We were SWAMPED in June so I was unable to have the sale with the new catalog. BUT...

drumroll please...

I AM able to have a Holiday Catalog Launch Party with a BOGO for the new Holiday catalog! WOO HOO!

So - 
  • Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 4th and Monday, September 5th.
  • Sunday, September 4th is from 5p-8p only.
  • Monday, September 5th is from 9a-12p AND 5p-8p.
  • Bring a friend with you, someone new to me, and when you purchase your BOGO items and order new catalog items, you can pick 5 free cards from my stash! BOTH of you - when you place your orders!
  • Unable to attend on the 4th or 5th? Contact me to schedule a private viewing!

You will pick up your new Holiday catalog while you are here! Can't wait to see you!
Holiday Catalog
September 1, 2016 - January 3, 2017

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Thoughtful Branches - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

WOW! Can you believe that tomorrow is the end of August?

You know what that means, right?

Well, first it means that the exclusive, limited-time Thoughtful Branches stamp set is scheduled to end tomorrow! This stamp set is only scheduled to be available during the month of August. You have seen SEVERAL different cards made with this stamp set, so you KNOW what a GREAT set it is!

With the matching Beautiful Branches Thinlits, it's even better!

Don't forget, you can save 10% when you purchase the BUNDLE.

And, just to make it much easier, I've included a few of the designs I've made with this wonderful set!


Monday, August 29, 2016

Silent Auction Donation - Cards, Cards, Cards, and MORE Cards!

Crafters -

We all know that we cannot do it all alone. Although sometimes I do try. I like to say "God needs my help" - yeah right!

From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded;
and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.
- Luke 12:48 (NIV)

The Grove City United Methodist Church, located at 2684 Columbus Street, Grove City, Ohio, has been offering those VERY popular Paint Nights. Each time they offer the class, they support a different organization.

Well, I donated a basket a couple of months ago. I provided a few 3-D items, some cards, catalog, magnet, calendar, etc. But it looked so cramped in that basket.

SO, I saw on an online group that I belong to, one of the crafters showcased how SHE does her giveaways. It absolutely rocked!

Giving credit to Selene Kempton for sharing her gifts and talents, here is my Silent Auction Donation Board. I've included 20 cards with matching envelopes, along with a few little 3-D items, and my September and October calendars:
Silent Auction Items
Purple Door Paints
August 30th, 2016

This Silent Auction item is for the Purple Door Paints Night benefitting Ohio Women's Refuge, an organization dedicated to giving women who have been sexually exploited a place of hope and healing through Jesus. You can read more about the Purple Door Paint Night at:

When you attend, I hope you bid on my Silent Auction item. Let me know which one is YOUR favorite card!

Look forward to seeing you at a future class!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

BOGO / Holiday Catalog Launch - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

Remember in July? When I had my new Catalog BOGO sale? Buy-One-Get-One? You purchased my retired items, and you were able to order new items, out of the new catalog for free? That one? Yeah... it was a LOT of fun, wasn't it?

I can't tell you... actually, I can tell you!  :)  It was so much fun seeing everyone - I even had a few private showings of my retired items! But the really, really, really fun part was when the crafters got to choose items out of the catalog for FREE!

So, with the new Holiday Catalog effective on September 1st, 2016, how about another BOGO sale? One to Launch the Holiday catalog? YUPPERS!

So mark your calendars!
  • Sunday, September 4th, 2016 from 5p-8p
  • Monday, September 5th, 2016, from 9a-12p
  • Monday, September 5th, 2016, from 5p-8p

All items sold will be first-come, first-served. When you attend either of those two days, you will also pick up YOUR Holiday Catalog. My preorders have arrived and I have been making various items with these new goodies. I do have to prepare for upcoming Crafts Fairs! BUT, if you want to see some of the goodies, please stop over! You do need to RSVP so that I can plan.
Holiday Catalog
September 1, 2016 - January 3, 2017

AND, if you are unable to attend during these two days, let me know! I'd LOVE to schedule a Private Showing of these goodies for you!

Look forward to seeing you soon! We all know it is NEVER too soon to begin work on our Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas gift-giving!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Tuscan Vineyard - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

Many of my friends are very crafty. WAY more so than I will ever be!

Well, one of my friends, it's actually two of them as they are husband and wife, are avid crafters. I LOVE seeing what they make, because they are both so talented!

They are truly the "King and Queen" - they joke that their home is their "castle," and their vehicle is their "carriage." They just moved and now reside in their "urban castle." You getting a picture of what a GREAT couple these two are? I LOVE THEM!

So, when I dropped something off to them at their Urban Castle, the King was showing me one of his cards. He used the Tuscan Vineyard stamp set. I don't have this set (YET!), but it has been on my Wish List since I saw the catalog! The photo in the catalog (page 95) really does not do this beauty justice!

Check this out!
Tuscan Vineyard
Design by Tom and Diane
aka the King and Queen

Don't you just LOVE it? That's a LOT of coloring, IMHO, but... with all the coloring books out there - why not color a card that you can use? I know I would LOVE to receive this card! I may just have to bow to the King and Queen and move this stamp set up to the top of my Wish List...

But, with the new Holiday catalog coming soon... oh... decisions, decisions, decisions!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Paper Pumpkineers Unite!

Crafters -

We had so much fun last night putting together our August 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit called Bold Botanicals!

We also made two additional cards!

Check out what we made!
Floral Affection DSP meets
Bold Botanicals Paper Pumpkin!

Bold Botanicals Paper Pumpkin meets
Work of Art
The Work of Art card was VERY CLOSELY based on one of the notecards in the kit! We stamped with Cajun Craze and Tip Top Taupe onto a Mint Macaron cardbase. We added a scrap of Cajun Craze cardstock along with a small piece of the 5/8" Burlap Ribbon that came with the kit (although it is also available for sale, item #141487 ) and added a small bit of the Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim Ribbon.

After stamping using Cajun Craze and Early Espresso, we also ran the Tip Top Taupe cardstock through the Floral Affection Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This card was so fast and easy!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Oh Happy Day Class

Crafters -

Can you believe it is the 24th? Seriously?! Where does the time go?

Today is the final day to register for the Oh Happy Day Kit Class that I am offering in September. Because each crafter will receive his or her own kit, complete with stamp set and ink!, I do have to get the order in shortly. So please let me know as soon as you can!

When you purchase the kit, it is already a deal at just $35. Adding on tax and shipping, the cost is $41 with shipping and tax. For just $45, you will come to my home and we will put together your kit along with a few tips and tricks to make it a little it easier.

Check out all the supplies that come with your kit!
Oh Happy Day Card Kit

Now, I gotta be honest with you. Donna and I put our kits together completely. Kathy put a couple of cards together and then took the rest of her kit home with her. There are several ways to put your kit together, but I will tell you - I made a really nice and easy cheat sheet! You will DEFINITELY want to refer to this while you are here!

FYI - My Cheat Sheet is on a large piece of foamboard, so you will have to see it here.

Please RSVP as soon as possible. I have preordered a couple of extras. But just in case...

See you on Saturday, September 10th, at 9am!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Latte Joy Stampers Team Meeting - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

You have heard me blog about my wonderful team of crafters. We are called the Latte Joy Stampers and we meet once a month.

Well, for the month of August, we got to play with some of the NEW goodies! The Holiday Catalog will go into effect on September 1st, and we get to play with, I mean prepare for, our classes!

Want to see what we made?

Check us out!
Pizza Box
Spooky Fun Stamp Set
Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies

LOVE these cute little houses / ornaments!
Sweet Home Stamp Set
Home Sweet Home Thinlits

Sweet Home Stamp Set
Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies

Hope you enjoy these little sneak peeks - almost as much as WE enjoyed making them!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Ronald McDonald House Charities - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

As I have mentioned before, I am the Lead for the Columbus Ronald McDonald House. Several years ago, some very kind soul donated various papers and stamps and we are still using them!

On Sunday, August 14th, my team member, Donna, and I were at Ronald McDonald House making cards. As of this writing, there are approximately 15 other Columbus area demonstrators who are willing to volunteer their time as part of this wonderful program. I am very hopeful that calendars will clear and we will have a BIG TEAM to help with crafting! Any demonstrator can volunteer to be part of this team! They volunteer on the Stampin' Up! website and the Ronald McDonald House Coordinator from our Home Office provides me with these wonderful crafters' names and contact information.

While I recognize a few of the names, many I do not recognize. I am really looking forward to meeting them at one of the next crafting times at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House!

Want to see just a few of the cards Donna and I were involved with at the August meeting?
Group of Cards Made
11 Cards made by one 8-year old!
Didn't she do a GREAT job?!
I absolutely LOVE that this child wanted to stamp "Feel Better"
on BOTH the outside and the inside of the card!
The recipient of THIS card has GOT to Feel Better seeing this card!
One of the TWO young men who made cards with us
wanted to place TWO frogs on this card.
He colored one and his mom colored the other -
The young lady who colored this card did a
I love all the colors she used!
Isn't this such a Happy Card?
It brings a smile to my face!
This young lady's card used such a nice shade of purple!
And she adhered her artwork to her card HERSELF!
Isn't this a cheerful card too?
I LOVE the bold colors with these two cards!
Mr. Elephant and Mr. Frog (and Mr. Mouse too!) seem to JUMP off the card!
The young lady who made this card really put her heart into it!
LOOK at all the hearts and people she drew!
She decorated her artwork on the front of the card.
Additional artwork inside the card.
Then she worked on her envelope - FRONT AND BACK!
Her friend will enjoy this Birthday card!
What a wonderful Thank You card!
No coloring was necessary!
And the lady who made this card had just attended a Stampin' Up! workshop recently!
I think she may have caught the "Crafting Bug!"
I look forward to crafting with her at future RMHC events!
Envelopes are typically just stamped.
Let's face it - people throw away their envelopes! I know I do...
However, two crafters colored their envelopes.
The exact same flower stamp but how beautiful BOTH of these envelopes are!

We made approximately 60 cards total. We make a few of them in advance - let's face it - the parents/grandparents/caregivers may be tied up! This way, they can just stop at the table, grab any/all cards they wish and then go back to their child. It is so humbling to talk with these parents and to have them share their stories with us.

We had five children - including TWO boys!, two moms, one dad, and even one grandpa join us! It was absolutely wonderful! AND there is a new Program Director and Volunteer Coordinator at the Columbus House. I was greeted by the Director on Sunday. AND she was kind enough to stay and make a card with us! God is absolutely AWESOME!

One of the young ladies stayed with us almost the entire two hours! She made 11 cards total! She was going back home because she was scheduled to start school this week. After her mom dropped her back home, mom was driving back to Columbus to stay a bit longer at the Ronald McDonald House. Very humbling...

And everyone was VERY excited for a Birthday Party later on for a former resident. It was so much fun seeing how everyone was making a card, using the same designs, but making each one totally different and completely their own! The young lady who was celebrating her birthday should enjoy EVERY SINGLE CARD that was made with her in mind!

At almost the end of our time, one of the young ladies (the one who decorated the front and inside of her card, along with the front and back of her envelope) came back to our table. Donna and I were finishing the last of the cards - we leave all the extras on the Free Table for the residents. With her mom nearby, she came over and gave both Donna and I hugs. Now, gotta be honest with you here... I did tear up a bit...

My boy is a teenager, almost 6' tall and I usually hear "Mo-om....!" complete with eye roll. Anyone else relate to that? To have this wonderful 4-year old come up and just give us hugs for making cards with her... yeah... I miss those days...

We were abundantly blessed during our brief time at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House. Our next crafting is Sunday, September 18th from 12p-2p. If you are a demonstrator and wish to join us, please volunteer on the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator site. You MUST be a demonstrator to volunteer with us.

Can't wait to show you the cards we make in September!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Bold Botanicals Paper Pumpkin - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

All together - we can just say WOW! (Oh - and if you like this, don't forget to sign up for the #PaperPumpkinBOGO soon!)

I received my August 2016 Paper Pumpkin the other day. It's called Bold Botanicals. If you haven't yet seen the Stampin' Up! Youtube video, you can see it here (if reading this via email, you need to go to my blog to see it. For some reason, the video doesn't come through via email):


Well, you know that I always provide alternate examples for my crafters. We are the "Pumpkineers" - am I alone in remembering the Micky Mouse Club with the Mousekateers? The original one, not that one from the 90s!

Ok, so my Pumpkineers and I will be meeting on the 24th at 7pm with our kits. Want to see one of the cool cards that we will be making with our kits?

Check it out!
Bold Botanicals Paper Pumpkin
August 2016
Alternate Design

Stampin' Up! was kind enough to give us a sneak peek of the stamp set this month. SO glad they did! I thought the stamp set resembled the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper. I'll let you in on a little secret too. I used the Floral Affection Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on another card - it would have worked here too. BUT since I already used it on a different card, and I wanted a little bit of embossing, I used the Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

And did you notice? The colors used are Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, and Watermelon Wonder cardstocks used (along with a scrap of Crumb Cake for the circle). YUP! Go ahead - look on page 172 of the big catty. Did ya see? The Affectionately Yours Cardstock pack uses... Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, and Night of Navy! So if you do not already have those papers, go ahead and order the DSP and matching cardstocks. They work BEAUTIFULLY with the August 2016 Bold Botanicals Paper Pumpkin stamp set!

And while I did use both the Night of Navy and Watermelon Wonder inks, did you notice that I also used the Early Espresso spot that came with the kit? 

I really don't know how they keep making each kit better than the one before. Especially since I LOVE the one before! How do they do this?

AND by making this kit so it coordinates so nicely with something already in the catalog - that really makes it nice! Now all I have to do is add papers envelopes and I'm ready to go - THANK YOU STAMPIN' UP!

Finally, I have made a total of four additional cards already! Usually I think about it for a while but as soon as I saw this kit - my mind was already racing! In a DAY! Can't wait to see what I come up with by the time I complete the PDF for my current Pumpkineers.

Hope they enjoy making this card, and seeing the other cool ideas on the 24th!

**NOTE: I thought the foil design in the DSP would really make this a WOW card, but since I have several Pumpkineers, I would not have enough of that one sheet to make a card for everyone... I'm gonna have to go back to the drawing board. I really like those foil sheets they have in the Specialty DSP packs. Really, really, REALLY like those...

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Thoughtful Branches - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

I'm not usually one who watercolors. I prefer the blender pens. BUT...

sometimes a girl's got to do, what a girl's got to do!

So watercolor I must!

Such a quick card! It actually took longer to allow the watercoloring to dry!

Don't you just LOVE the "thank you" stamped repeatedly on the card base? FAST - FAST - FAST - and you didn't have to line anything up! Just stamped in the general direction!

And when I grabbed those cute little 2016-2018 InColor Enamel Shapes for the sentiment - how easy was that!

Do you recognize those Tip Top Taupe InColor Doilies? That is just ONE doily! I cut it in half and displayed them side-by-side.


Remember, this is only available during the month of August. If you like it (and I know you do!), make sure you get it before it's gone!

Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set
Beautiful Branches Thinlits
BUNDLE and save 10%

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Foxy AND Serene AND Blessings - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

Whew! We just did a whirlwind mini vacation and arrived back yesterday. I think I slept something like 10+ hours! That's ok - vacations are always fun, right? Plus I was able to spend four days with my teenage son and my mom. It was a LOT of fun! (I'll post a few pictures at the bottom, if you want to see them.)

BUT, because we were driving and sightseeing, I had some blog posts set up to post while I was gone.Yeah... best intentions, right?

So, I'm going to revise the posts and have them go a little bit later. EXCEPT for this one. THIS one will be TODAY'S!  :)

You know you can see my CLASSES schedule, and this weekend is the Foxy and Serene Card Class ($20 for 8 notecards and envelopes or FREE with a minimum purchase). BUT, one of my friends had a home decor party and I got the NEATEST thing!

Want to see it? AND you can see all eight of the Foxy and Serene Notecards that we will be making too!

Foxy and Serene Card Class
Saturday, August 20, 2016
$20 or FREE with minimum purchase

Don't you just LOVE IT? I know I do! Can't wait for you to see it in person!

I've extended the RSVP date to Friday, August 19th at 7pm. Let me know and I'll have the supplies ready for you at the class.

Not able to attend, but want the cards? There is also a TO-GO option. Let me know!

From our mini vacation:
Kansas City Library - WAY COOL!
Steps to the Kansas City Central Library Parking Garage

The boy is almost 6' tall - the books were HUGE!

Who planted the trees here? YIKES!

The boy is almost 6' tall -
The books were HUGE!

Union Station in Kansas City - Meet me under the Clock!
Meet Me Under the Clock

No Platform 9 3/4 here!  :)