A Quick Holiday Treat

I have a super quick Holiday Treat idea for you today.  And this one would be easy to adapt for other occasions too – and other colors.  I used Lindor Truffles – I used the red ones and the gold colored ones for this treat.


I put two truffles in a cello bag – its’ the 3″ x 6″ sized in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

I tied it shut with a piece of Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon from the Holiday Catalog.  Tie a knot first.  Then add a wood star from the Hearts & Stars Elements in the Annual Catalog.  There are three sizes of stars and hearts that are open.  The one I used here is the largest star.  And there are 6 of each one in the package along with solid ones. – 72 total pieces.  I also added a piece of the Gold Mini Sequin Trim – also in the Annual Catalog.  Then finish your bow.

That’s it.  If you wanted you could add a stamped tag – but I didn’t.  These were the little gifts at my last stamp a stack class.

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Have a great day!



Fun Pencils

This was a quick and easy project that I made for the girls on my SU Demo Getaway weekend.  I was shopping in the Target Dollar Spot one day (well maybe they don’t call it that anymore) and saw some fun pencils that looked like our SU colors – they were Emerald Envy, Blushing Bride and Basic Black.  I picked up a bunch of them to use as a little “pillow” gift for the getaway weekend.  Here is what I did with them.


I put three pencils in one of the 6×8 cello bags and stapled it shut.  The pencils are about as tall as the bags so I pushed them to one side at the top and stapled as close as I could get so that it would hold them in there.

Then I wanted to decorate the bag with a fun tag.  I decided the Pick a Pattern Designer Paper was a perfect fit and grabbed one of the Emerald Envy patterns and one of the Basic Black patterns – I cut those into strips and punched with the Triple Banner Punch.  I also cut a strip of Blushing Bride card stock and punch the end of it.  I stamped on the card stock with the Pieces & Patterns stamp set.  I also grabbed little bits of ribbon in the coordinating colors – Emerald Envy Crinkled Seam Binding, Blushing Bride Double-Stitched Ribbon and some Black Mini Sequin Trim.  I stapled all those together at the top of my bag.

To finish the tag I stamped a bunch of the bears on Watercolor Paper and water-colored them in with some Sahara Sand ink.  Then I fussy cut the bear and attached him with a mini Stampin’ Dimensional.

Aspen was helping with the bears!


Not really he was just sleeping next to me and I wondered how many bears I could lay on him before he noticed.  The answer is 6 – just 6.  Then he looked up at me like what is going on here.

I love fun pencils and have lots of different ones.  I pretty much write everything in pencil – because then I can erase mistakes or when things change.  My calendar would be a mess if I didn’t write things in pencil.  Do you use a pencil or mostly write with a pen?

Have a great day!


56 Brand New Stampin’ Up! Ribbons

At my Catalog Kickoff event I had a display of all the brand new Stampin’ Up! Ribbons, Trims and Twine.  I actually bought a roll of every one.  And then I thought I should do a video to show them to everyone that couldn’t come to the kickoff or that doesn’t live local to me.  They are so much better in real life than they are in the photos in the catalog.  And while the video isn’t exactly real life – you can’t touch them – you can see them a little bit better than just looking at the little photo in the catalog.


I took a couple of photos after arranging them in rainbow order – I had all the like styles together while I shared them in the video.


And here is the video.  If you are reading this in an email you may need to click through to my blog or YouTube to see the video.  And while you are there be sure to sign up for my YouTube channel so you know when I post a new one.

I hope you like seeing all the new ribbon.  Which one is your favorite?

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Ribbon Share for the new Catalog


These are just a few of the lovely new ribbons in the upcoming catalog!

2017-2018 Ribbon Share Sampler  $35 each
There are 56 new ribbons in the 2017-2018 catalog – many styles and colors. 
For this Ribbon Share Sampler you will get 1 yard of each new ribbon except Baker’s Twine you will get 2 yards.

½” Gingham Ribbon – 2 colors
¼” Double-Stitched Ribbon – 3 colors
¼” Ombre Ribbon – 3 colors
3/8” Classic Weave Ribbon – 3 colors
Mini Sequin Trim – 3 colors
3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon – 4 colors
¼” Stitched-Edge Ribbon – 4 colors
½” Finely Woven Ribbon – 5 colors – new InColors
¼” Copper Trim
3/8” Shimmer Ribbon – 4 colors
1/8” Sheer Ribbon – 4 colors
3/8” Mini Chevron Ribbon – 3 colors
Baker’s Twine – 3 colors
Solid Baker’s Twine – 3 colors
5/8” Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon – 4 colors
3/8” Metallic-Edge Ribbon – 2 colors
3/8” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – 5 colors

Pick up at my house – to have it shipped to you will add $7.20 – shipped flat rate priority in a padded envelope.
Prepaid by May 31st.  I’ll be ordering on June 1 – then once I receive the order I’ll divide the ribbon and let you know when it is ready for pick up.  It may take some time to cut and package all the ribbon but my goal is to be done by mid June.

If the first group fills I’ll start a second group and order once it fills.  These are groups of 10.  I currently only have enough of the Copper Trim for the first 10 people.  The rest will be backordered and potentially not be available until July.  It’s been very popular among the demonstrators during our pre-order period!

Contact me to participate.

Have a great day!


2015 New Catalog Product Shares

With a new catalog comes new ribbons, new Designer Papers, new basic papers and new Embellishments.  Flipping through the pages I always have a long list because I want to see it all and sample it all.  So for the past few years I have been offering product shares.  This allows you to get a sampling of the new products without having to purchase full packages of everything.  I buy them and divide everything amongst a group of people.  You can see, feel and play with your samples and then order more of the items you love!
This time I have 6 different choices for you:

  1. Ribbon Share $34 – includes all the new ribbon pg. 158-159 PL cards - 4x6-005
  2. Designer Paper Share $25.50 – includes samples of all the new Designer paper pg. 142 – 144 PL cards - 4x6-003
  3. Color Collections Paper Stack Share $19 – includes samples of all the monochromatic stacks pg. 144 PL cards - 4x6-002
  4. Paper Basics share $9 – includes new items in our basics and base materials pg. 148-149, 151 PL cards - 4x6-004
  5. Embellishments share $8 – includes new embellishments pg. 160-161 PL cards - 4x6-001
  6. Gotta Have it All $95 – includes the 5 shares mentioned above plus the new sequins PL cards - 4x6-006

Choose any combination that you would like.  The shares will be available to pick up at my house or I can mail them to you for the cost of postage.   Payments due June 14th for orders going in on the 15th.  If you have questions let me know.

Contact me to arrange payment – Email me


So Happy Owl Card

So Happy Owl Card

I have a monthly card class for some of the ladies that work at Kennesaw State University.  The school mascot is an owl so its fun to have owl themed cards as part of their class.  In the new Stampin’ Up! catalog is a set called So Very Happy and it has a cute little owl in it.  This month we made a card with that set –


The idea for this card came from I swap I received from my friend Connie Babbert.  I made a few changes – different colors, Designer paper, ribbon and punch topper.   The designer paper that I used is the Lullaby paper – which is a “baby” paper but doesn’t have any baby images so you can use it for other things.  One side is the “blue” side and the other is the “pink” side of the designer paper.  I have another card to share later that is a baby card and with this paper I could easily use the same card design and make it either boy or girl by flipping the paper over.  For this card I used the “blue” side – so the colors include Coastal Cabana, Hello Honey, Pistachio Pudding and the Baked Brown Sugar.


One of my favorite parts is the thick baker’s twine – I used three colors of twine and pulled them trough the top of the two tags.  Then tied the little knots in the end to keep them from fraying.

Enjoy your day!


The New 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up! catalog is LIVE

The New 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up! catalog is LIVE

10151898_10152495490617189_7959032376709229676_nThe new catalog is live!  And it is a beauty of a catalog with lots of fun new products and full of samples and ideas.  This new catalog is very user friendly!  On my blog there is a link in the right had side bar to the pdf.  And if you want one in real life (its always better to have one in hand) then contact me.  I have copies here for my Stamp Club, card clubs and regular customers.  If you aren’t near me I’ll have to mail it to you so I need to confirm an address with you – so you’ll need to email me.

I wanted to mention a few new things this catalog has –

  • It’s organized by projects/events – birthday, memory keeping, kids, decor, etc.
  • sections feature the stamps with coordinating accessories
  • the first 2/3 of the catalog feature stamps (with coordinating accessories listed with a featured sample or technique) and the accessories section is in the back divided by category.
  • Kits and bundles are included again.  Bundles have coordinating products at a 15% discount!
  • the catalog has increased by 40 pages
  • throughout the catalog we have listed supplies with item numbers and prices for a few samples to make it easy to buy what you need to make that sample
  • samples are either “you can make it” or “everything you need”
  • some samples are marked as “quick & easy”
  • in the back is the stamp index with section icons
  • plus a brand new Greeting & Alphabet index!
  • and the accessory index is back
  • don’t miss the Ronald McDonald House Charity stamp set inside the back cover
  • Hostess sets are still at the back – and I love them!

Enjoy the new catalog!  I’m sure you will LOVE it!

I have Ribbon Shares for all the new ribbons.  I sent an email this morning to my customer email list.  If you are interested and did not receive the email please let me know and I can send it to you.