Friday, December 21, 2012

Sparkling Cider Tags

I had lots of fun making these tags!  I used the champagne flute from "Embellished Events" stamp set and the salutations comes from "Happy Hour" stamp set.  I used Cherry Cobbler and So Saffron ink.  You'll notice in the top photo that the glass is Cherry Cobbler and the beverage is So Saffron.  In the bottom photo I inked the champagne flute using only So Saffron.  Can't decide which I like better.  What do you prefer?

The ribbon is Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and the tag is the Labels Collection Framelits cut out in Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake and embellished with rhinestones to represent the bubbles :o)  I tied it all together using the 3 1/2" Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle Ribbon.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Who Doesn't Need a Gift Card Holder??

December's Stampers' 10 Club got to create these beauties!

*Both projects are made using the Petite Pocket Die (pg. 194 Main Catalog).  (bases are done in Early Espresso and Old Olive)

*The first features these soon-to-be gone items found in the Holiday Mini Catalog: Ornament Keepsakes stamp set & Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies (pg.3), Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper (pg. 28), Heart of Christmas single stamp (pg. 15).  Other supplies from the main catalog include Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon (pg. 172) and Large Pearl Basic Jewels (pg.175).

*The second project features items from the main catalog: Pennant Parade stamp set (pg.44), Music Notes wheel stamp (pg.114), Extra Large Tag Punch (pg. 182), Petite Pennants Builder Punch (pg. 185), Bright Glimmer Brads (pg. 174), 1/8" Taffeta Real Red Ribbon (pg. 172).

This is the tutorial I followed to create these projects.  Many thanks to Brenda Keenan for creating this video!  Also thanks to Mary Fish for inspiration for the Christmas Tree "merry" creation.

Friday, December 7, 2012

November's Stampers' 10 Club

Oopps!  I forgot to post November's Stamper's 10 Club projects:
Both cards feature Crumb Cake and Early Espresso card stock!

Perfectly Preserved stamp set, Orchard Harvest DSP, Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon
Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Sweet Essentials stamp set, Naturals Designer Buttons, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Linen Thread, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive DSP

Gratefully CASE'd from ideas created by Deb Currier and Corinne Sommerville.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sorry for the absence...

First attempt


                                             Second attempt

This this the tutorial that I followed to make the second ornament.  Thanks to Frenchie for her terrific video tutorial!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

In Search of....

I am in search of 3 more people to join my Stampers' 10 Club!  
Maybe this club is just for you!

 *10 club members -- 10 months (from October 2012- July 2013).

*Each club member submits a $15 (net) order to me by the end of the day of the 2nd Saturday of each month.

 *Each club member is invited to attend my FREE monthly club stamp day where you will stamp 2 projects.   (attendance is optional, but highly recommended). 

*Each club member will receive the hostess benefits once.

*Each club member will receive free catalogs.

*Each club member will receive discounts on my other classes.

Think of the Stampers' 10 Club as a way to get everything from your Stampin' Up! wish list slowly and affordably - and some of it for free!

We will meet the 2nd Saturday of each month at 1pm at my house.  Our first club day is Saturday, October 13th.  I have only 3 spots left so contact me right away!   

Not sure if you want to join the club?  Have your own party and I'll bring the projects to you!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

For Those Who Couldn't Attend...

Here's what you missed:

These are the 2 projects we stamped last night at my Stop-N-Stamp.  

Jar card was CASE'd from the brilliant Deb Currier :o) 

The product featured was our new Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack found on pg. 181 of the catty.
(item #126187 $7.95)

Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack
I hope you can make it to the next one!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Ever thought about joining Stampin' Up!?

No trick-just treats when you join Stampin' Up! in August!
  • For just $99, choose up to $125 worth of brand-new products from the annual or holiday catalogs, for your completely customizable Starter Kit!
  • Get a FREE Howl-o-ween project kit valued up to $60!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Stop-n-Stamp August 28th 7-8:30pm

Stop by my stamp pad to see a product demonstration and complete 2 simple make & take projects.  This is a good time to ask questions, look at samples, plan a special project, and get your copy of the new Holiday Mini Catalog!
Cost is $5 or FREE with catalog purchase.
RSVP's are appreciated!  You can email me at

Be sure to check out the "My Classes" tab at the top of the page for upcoming classes!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Perfectly Preserved Day 4

Day 4!  This creation surprised me and has become my favorite!  I started with the corn on the cob and just started building from there.  I love the color combinations (love Daffodil Delight)!  I even added fabric flowers to act as the nest for my corn.  I don't know if you can tell, but I added the corn "silk" to the cob by shredding some white satin ribbon.  SU! colors featured are Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, and Old Olive.

Supply list:  Perfectly Preserved (of course!), Cannery Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Floral Frame Framelits (for the fabric flowers), Orchard Harvest Designer Fabric, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Brights Designer Buttons, Hemp Twine, and Antique Brads.

Hopefully you too have fallen in love with this set and you need to have it!  If so, you can purchase it online at my stamp store as well as any other products I have (or have not) featured.  Just click on the "Shop Now" button to the left of this post.  Happy Stamping!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Perfectly Preserved Day 3

How do you like Day 3's creation?  I really wanted to create a flower card so this is what I came up with.  SU! colors featured are Marina Mist, Regal Rose, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight.  The background was created with the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder.  I used Daffodil Delight seaming binding ribbon and white baker's twine on the focal point.  The salutation is from the Bitty Banners set and punched out with the Bitty Banner Framelits die.  I used the Itty Bitty punch pack (flowers) and basic pearls finish off the look. 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Perfectly Preserved Day 2

This is my second creation with the Perfectly Preserved set!  This is a peek-a-boo card that I had a blast making!  I am loving these Framelits Dies!
I am not sure if you can tell by the photo, but I punched out the jar frame on the front of the card through both layers of paper (Whisper White CS and Polka Dot Parade DSP).  The second photo shows the apple-filled jar stamped on the inside of the card.  Stampin' Up! colors featured are Real Red, Old Olive, and Regal Rose.  The fabric used to tie on the jar is from the new Holiday Mini called Orchard Harvest Designer Fabric found on page 30.  Enjoy!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Perfectly Preserved Day 1

Meet my new favorite set: Perfectly Preserved!  I am in love!
This beauty can be found in the new Holiday Mini Catalog on page 29.  It has coordinating Cannery Framelits Dies and Designer Series Paper and the best part is you can get the Perfectly Preserved Bundle (the stamp set and the Cannery Framelits Dies) for 15% off when purchased in the bundle; clear-mount bundle $38.95 and wood-mount $44.95.
This is my very first crack at this awesome set!  The background is created with the new Textured Impressions Embossing Folder called "Woodgrain" also found in the Holiday Mini on page 33.  Stampin' Up! colors featured are Old Olive, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, and Rich Razzleberry.

A baby boy named Miles

A friend of mine, Mabel, asked if I would make a personalized frame with the name of her soon-to-be-born grandson named Miles and this is what I came up with.
The stamps I used are from the new Ronald McDonald House Charity set called "Moving Forward" found on the back inside cover of your catalog.  Did you know that each time one of these sets are purchased Stampin' Up! donates $3 to RMHC?
I also used the Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die for the I-L-E-S.  The "M" is from a retired alphabet chipboard pack that I inked in Basic Black ink.  The background paper, waves, and top border are from the retired Simply Scrappin' set called Rock-A-Bye Boy.  This is why I LOVE the Simply Scrappin' line;  they are so user friendly and can be used in so many different ways!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Stamp-A-Stack Revisited

I am a little late in posting about my first Stamp-A-Stack.  I was so busy having fun that I forgot to take pictures of my guests stamping away!  I did manage, however, to get a photo of all the project baskets before they were claimed.  I also made buttery sugar cookies so that I could try out my new Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps found on page 161 in the catty and, of course, forgot to take a pic.  A big "Thanks" to all the ladies that came to this event!  I so appreciate your support to my business! ♥♥♥

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

On A Personal Note...

My sweet son, Tyler, turned 16!  Here is a pic of his special day!  Also a pic of him with his mother (yours truly) and his father (my sweet, David!).
We were in Utah for his birthday so he got to spend it with his grandparents, uncles, aunts, and many cousins. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Stampin' Up! Convention 2012

These lovelies are my swaps for this year's Stampin' Up! convention.  Sorry, they aren't the greatest photos, but I am glad that I remembered to get photos of them before they were all gone.

#Convention 2012 was a blast and I came home with sooo many ideas that I can't wait to share them with you!  The theme for this years convention was "I am....".  I got to attend some fabulous classes such as:

I Am Saavy taught by Dawn Griffith, Laura Milligan, and Meg Wheeler.
I Am Doing Business "My Way" taught by Bonnie Thurber, Rhonda Wade, and Tami White.
I Am Reaching Out taught by Emily Montoya.
I Am Open For Business taught by Carrie Cudney.
I Am Having Fun taught by Shannon West.
I Am Making Money taught by Pam Morgan.

Every single class was fantastic and very informative!

There is still a few spots left for my Stamp-A-Stack class happening this Saturday.  Contact me asap to reserve your spot.


Monday, July 9, 2012

A Personlized Wedding Card

My cousin, Brandon and his lovely wife, Jaimi where married on June 16th.  I wanted to make them a special card that used the colors of their wedding invite, Night of Navy and Calypso Coral.  Here is what I came up with:

 I used the retired SU! set called Always.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

What a Dad!

Can you believe it?  My very own hand-crafted card display!

My father, Don, is the genius behind this contraption.  A few weeks ago we had an event at church with our ladies group called the Relief Society and the focus was on talents.  I wanted to display my cards that I had made, but had no good way of displaying them.  That's where my brilliant father comes into the picture.  I called him on the phone and told him as best as I could what I was hoping he could make for me.  He had no picture to go by, but 4 hours after talking to him at his shop, he appeared at my door step with this beauty.  It is about 3 1/2 feet long and 2 1/2 feet high!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Stamp-A-Stack Class

Introducing my first Stamp-A-Stack Class!

When: Saturday, July 28th
Time: 12pm-5pm
Where: Stephanie Heumann's house
            2463 Knightwood Way, Rancho Cordova
Cost: $15 pre-pay by Wed.,July 25th (cash or check)
(pick your 4 favorite designs and stamp 3 of each for a total of 12 cards)

Space is limited so contact me asap to reserve your spot!

Want this class for only $10?  Place a $50 order and I will give you a $5 credit towards your order.

Card #1- Hope
Card #2- Baby Boy
Card #3- Sympathy
Card #4- Butterflies
Card #5- Balloons (CASED from Mary Fish)
Card #6- Poppies
Card #7- Baby Girl
Card #8- Wedding
Card #9- Paris (CASED from Deb Currier)

All the sentiments that are stamped on the samples are interchangeable, so if the sample says "thinking of you" you can change your sentiment to say "Happy Birthday" or one of the many other sentiment stamps I have.

To keep your cost low, please bring your own adhesive and no envelopes will be provided.