You Made my Day -Don’t let Sale-a-bration pass you by

March 31st is coming up quickly and with it the end of our Sale-a-bration promotion!  Don’t let it pass you by! 

Here is a little pocket card I made a few weeks ago. 


I used Early Espresso card stock to create the pocket card. On the front a piece of designer paper and a tag made with sale-a-bration products. On the inside a piece of whisper white card stock stamped with hearts and doodled with a marker. 


Write your message on the card and slip it in the the pocket card. 

Be sure to order before time runs out. One free item for each $50 in product that you order.   


Bridal Luncheon Favors

Earlier today I co-hosted a bridal luncheon for my soon to be sister-in-law. It was at a cafe here in Key West. I created these little favors for everyone. 

  Inside each Curvy Keepsake Box were Key Lime White Chocolate Chip cookies. Yummy!  

Lunch was great. The photos though are all on my regular camera and not my phone. I’m still blogging from my phone so I can’t share those right now. 

Thanks for stopping by! 


Sale-a-bration Triangle Box

So I’m trying to do a blog post from my iPhone. We shall see how well it works.  

This cute little box idea was one they showed at our leadership conference. I decided to make one with some Sale-a-Bration supplies. 


I used Sahara Sand card stock to make the triangle box. I wrapped it with some of the Best Year Ever Designer Series paper. Then I used the ribbon all three colors and tied them around the box. I added a tag stamped with Happy Spring which are from Crazy About You stamp set. And the little heart from the Best Day Ever stamp set.   I also cut the flowers from the designer paper and added them to my tag.

It’s a fun little box made from one sheet of card stock.  

We shall see if this post works. Thanks for stopping by today. 


Scrapbook Crop Goody Bags

I wanted to share these goody bags that I made for all the croppers and a scrapbook crop I went to earlier this month.  I was a vendor and made 60 bags – one for each cropper that attended.

crop-treat-bagI used the Chevron paper bags in the Stampin’ Up! catalog and added a Paper Doiley, banner of All Abloom Designer Paper, and then stamped and cut pieces from the Chalk Talk stamp set and framelits.  Finished with a punched flower, rhinestone and a paper clip tied with baker’s twine.  Making 60 of them took some time but I really liked how they turned out – I hope all the croppers did too.

crop-treatsNow do you want to know what I included inside for everyone?

First I gave them all some of the All Abloom Designer Paper stack.  Here is what all that paper looked like before going in the bags –

crop-dspI also made up some little Project Life card samples using the Mini Kits from Sale-A-Bration –

crop-plThey also got a flyer for the new Sale-A-Bration items for March, a postcard about Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, a Door Prize form, a business card from me, and a small spool of Baker’s Twine.

It sure does seem like I had something else in there but I can’t think of it right now.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!


Hello Life Decor Project Kit

Hello Life Decor Project Kit

What are your thoughts on the kits in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog?

Well my favorite one is the Hello Life Decor Kit!  That’s the first one I bought and I am going to have a class on March 22nd for anyone that wants to get together to make theirs.  Here are some photos of mine –

hello-life-kitI even had some black & white photos of my three boys that I could use!  I love how it turned out and I plan to hang it in my new stamping classroom when it is finished – the colors in that room will be Gray, Yellow, White.  – Yellow on the walls, white furniture and probably will do gray tiles on the floor.  Final decisions haven’t been made yet but that is what I’m thinking right now.

hello-life-kit1Kyle (my oldest – photo on the left) recently took a business trip to Brazil & Argentina.  He is back at his home now in San Francisco.  I was able to talk to him last night.  Maybe I’m the only one but as a mom I was nervous for his traveling out of the country – it was his first time to leave the US.   Ryan (my youngest – photo in the center) is away at college in Indiana.  I got to talk to him yesterday too.  He will be traveling soon to visit Kyle for his spring break and then stop here at home in Georgia before heading back to finish the semester.  Tyler (the middle – photo on the right) is here at home so I get to talk/see him just about every day.  He is finishing college and working right now at his first internship job.  I was a happy mom last night after talking to all three of them on the same day!

hello-life-kit2Here is a look at the Pom-pom and heart banner that is on the frame.  I figured out the trick with the pom-poms – they take some time but I actually am very happy with the final result.  I used a fine tooth comb – to carefully comb out all the strands of yarn.

hello-life-kit3The panel that says LOVE THIS LIFE can be changed to say what you want.  The kit comes with a set of adhesive letters so its’ your choice on what you want to put on there.  The kit also has extra’s of most of the pieces in the kit – you can add more to your frame or use the left overs for a scrapbook layout or cards.

Join me on Sunday, March 22nd for a class to create this Home Decor Kit.  This is a pre-paid class – RSVP and payment due by March 12th so I can order all the supplies for you.  Grab a friend and sign up today!  Class Fee is $32.
If you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator or you have already purchased the kit you can join us too – the reduced class fee is $7 (pay at the class) – you will have to bring your kit with you to the class.

RSVP for the class here - after I receive your RSVP I will send you a Paypal invoice.

Plan to bring Fast Fuse or Multipurpose Glue adhesive, your paper snips, and a bone folder.  You can also bring some photos or add those later at home.

If you have questions let me know.


Sheltering Tree Window Card

Sheltering Tree Window Card

Have I told you that Sheltering Tree is my favorite stamp set in the Occasions Catalog?  Yes it is.  What about you – do you have a favorite set?  There are many that I like and many that I bought but if I had to pick just one that would be it.  At leadership I participated in several swaps including 2 card swaps and this was the card I made for one of them.

sheltering-tree-swapAnd if you asked me what my new favorite accessory was from the Occasions Catalog it would probably be the Cotton Twine – it is so soft!  I just want to touch it and hold it!  I used the Soft Sky Twine on this card.

I call it a window card because I cut an Oval window out of the front layer of the card and the tree is stamped on a Whisper White layer that peeks through underneath.  I used Early Espresso, Soft Sky and Crumb Cake.

I do have just a little secret to tell about this card – I made about 25 or so of them and about the time I got to the very last one and finished stamping the Crumb Cake ground piece on each one – that was when I realized I mounted my stamp backwards on my block!  Oops – no wonder my image wasn’t looking the same as the one in the catalog I was using the back of the stamp!  But I decided to leave them like they were since I was finished stamping.  But it made me think if I had a reason to have a “shadow” of the image I just stamped behind it – I could just turn over and stamp the back of the stamp in a really light shade of ink over the correct image.  What do you think?  An idea to try out maybe.

sheltering-tree-swap2I stepped up this card by adding the piercing around the oval and then the two little butterflies cut from Dazzling Details Glimmer paper.  I hope you love this card as much as I do.

If you are interested I have the Stamps In the Mail class featuring this stamp set and a Desktop Calendar Tutorial available and if you have the stamp set and want to order just the tutorial you can do that too – visit my Tutorials page – there is a link at the top of my blog.

Thanks for stopping by – have a great day!


You’re a Gem Treat Box

You’re a Gem Treat Box

I think I’ve told you before that I really love the Tiny Treat Boxes that were introduced in our Holiday catalog and carried over into our Occasions catalog.  Here is another little project I created using those little boxes.  I created these You’re a Gem boxes for a swap that I did at the Leadership conference.

your-a-gem-boxI filled them with some chocolate truffles – yum!

Each little box was wrapped with a piece of the Gold print paper from the Gold Soiree Designer Series Specialty Paper Pack.  Each end of the strip was punched with the Scallop tag topper punch.  The ends are tied together with a piece of the Calypso Coral ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration accessory pack.

your-a-gem-2I added a tag and some fun trim pieces to finish the box – Gold Sequins and Calypso Coral Pom-pom trim.  Here is some more about the tag – I used the One Tag Fits All stamp set.

  • stamp the tag image in Calypso Coral ink on Whisper White card stock punch out with the Note Tag Punch.  I didn’t like the white edge that was left so I used a Stampin’ Write Marker to go around the edge of the tag.
  • stamp the You’re a Gem image in Versamark ink and covered with Gold Embossing powder and heat set.
  • I stamped the gem again on another piece of white, embossed it and then cut it out.  I used the 2-way glue pen to put glue in the center of the gem and then covered it with the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  I added that on top of the other one with a Stampin’ Dimensional – this give it more dimension.
  • the tag is tied on with the ribbon and the gold sequins and pomp-pom trim are added in

These turned out to be such pretty little gold treats.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I’m at home bracing for what we consider a big snow storm.  I know for many people our storm is  nothing but when you really don’t get any snow – a little snow if a big deal.  One projection should us getting 7 inches this afternoon and tonight.  I think the last report I saw had us at 4-5.  For right this minute though there is nothing new – not even rain yet.  But they say its coming and its big.  So we shall see….