Monday, November 21, 2011


Online Extravaganza!! Items on sale now through Wed. November 30th. There are also two additional items available for 24 hours only. (Sale items will be revealed when they become available). Some items are as much as 60% off!! These specials will not be extended past the deadline. To place an order please visit my Stampin' Up! website starting today (Monday November 21, 2011). Happy Shopping,

Monday, July 25, 2011

Back to School Theme

Last week we did a Back to School Themed Workshop! There were only a few of us this time, but it was in the middle of the day and summer is coming to a close. We will do the same projects in August. I'll send out that information soon to let you know when and where.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Get Well Soon

A little Get Well Gift for a special little boy. The mom of this little boy was such a blessing to my classroom last year. My students always loved when she came in to read. She has two wonderful boys. Yesterday she mentioned that one wasn't feeling so great. So my boys and I decided he needed something to help him feel a little bit better. Rylan and Trace love to color! So we thought a new coloring book and a new book to read would help! Hope you feel better soon!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Little Inspirations Bookmarks

It's almost time to head back to school. So that means I have started working on back to school baggies for Rylan and Trace's friends. Well, actually just Trace's so far. Trace will return to the same school this year. His bags are a little easier since he attends a Christian school. This year Rylan will attend public school for the first year. That also means I have to alter many of the things have put in the baggies in the past. It won't be that hard (seeing as how I do it for my own classroom). Recently, I was required to stay off my feet and REST! Rest isn't easy when you have two small children! I was having issues with my back so I of course became obsessed with E-bay! While on E-bay I came across a rather old Stampin' Up stamp set called Little Inspirations. The minute I saw it I had to have it. I knew exactly what I would do with it when I had my hands on it! So here is what it did:

The first book mark is stamped in Daffodil Delight. Then it is layered with Brights DSP (Pacific Point) and then on solid Daffodil Delight Card stock. The second bookmark is stamped in Pacific Point. Then it is layered with Brights DSP (Daffodil Delight) and then on solid Pacific Point. These bookmarks will me one of several items to go in back to school goodie bags for Trace's classmates. I will be back soon to share the rest!

Happy Birthday

Monday, July 11, 2011

Daddy's Birthday

Sunday was my dad's birthday. Rylan loves cake so we had to put a cupcake on the front. Trace loves blue so we had to make sure it had the color blue somewhere on the card! Simple but tasteful. We gave me a gift card to eat out, so we made a quick envelope for it.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Strength and Hope

Breast cancer awareness is very dear to me, so of course the Strength and Hope set and the Ribbon of Hope are by far by two favorite stamp sets! Then of course reading is something I absolutely love to do! Since school let out I have read four novels! So with the card I made a bookmark.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Thank You Cards

Wow, so it has been a few weeks since I last posted. You name it, it has happened in the past few weeks! I finally feel like making something! Over the next few days I will be posting lost of things! Here is a set of thank you cards I made for my mom!

I used the Fabulous Florets and the Thank you came from set Thank you Kindly.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Time to Say Goodbye

It's that time of year when we must say goodbye many of our stamp sets and asseccesories. Is there something on your wish list that you have been waiting to get? Now it the time to get it! Get it before it's gone. Head over to my Stampin' Up website to check out the items that will be retiring. These items are available on first come first serve basis from now until June 30th. Get them while you can.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Masculine Birthday Card

My father-in-law's birthday was the first week in May. I designed this card to make it look like Rylan and Trace were in the front of the truck. I used the Loads of Love and Loads of Accessories stamp sets.


My mom is retiring this year from the school system. She always says that she is not retiring to take care of the grandchildren so I of course had to throw that in there somehow. My dad read the card and immediately thought I was telling them I was pregnant! NOPE, not now! I got the idea for the definition from the Stampin' UP! Define your life set. It has the definition of R as remember!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Thank you Cards

Sunday, May 1, 2011

It's National Scrapbooking Month!

Select items are 30% off. To see the complete list of items on sale click here (Click on National Scrapbooking Month File). Login and password is guest. To purchase any items head of to Stampin UP website.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Templates and Downloads

Hi Everyone, So it was brought to my attention that the templates I had made available for download would not open properly. My wonderful husband has fixed the problem. If you ever come to one of my post and it ask for a login and password you just need to type in guest for both. Sorry it took so long to get fixed. Those of you that asked for the recipe box template I think I was able to email it to you all. Thanks for you paitence and thanks to my wonderful husband for getting it fixed for me.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Making Progress

I have been working on converting my wooden stamps to clear! It has been much easier than I thought it would be. So far I have done 22 "sets". I am considering a set whatever comes in these boxes you see below. That means a set could be 1 stamp or up to 12 in the sets I have done so far. I am getting rid of 12 bulky boxes! Oh, I am going to have so much more room to purchase more stamps! I don't think Brian is going to be too happy about this!

I went from those bulky boxes to this nice slender clear DVD size cases which are only $4.95 for 4 which can be purchased at my Stampin' UP! website 24/7. The item number is 119105.

I still have about 15 more sets to do but I can't believe how fast this is going.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Clearance Rack and Grab Bags!

Head on over to my Stampin' UP! website to see what you just have to have that is on the clearance rack. Clearance items can only be purchased from the online store. Make your purchases today!

Each bag contains a variety of discontinue products that include a combination of any of the following: ribbons, Accents & Elements, chipboard, Designer Series Papers, and Simply Sent Kit components. Grab bags will not contain stamp sets or tools. Head over to the online store to get your grab bag today.

Recipe Box

This is by far one of my favorite projects. As you can see I have already made a recipe card to add to the box. Now, I just have to start cooking to make excellent use of my box. When we did this project I took packs of Greenhouse Gala DSP and each lady there designed their own box. I figured if it was going to be something they used on a regular basis they didn't want me to pick the paper for them.

The box I used came from Hobby Lobby, click here for a template for cut outs for the top of the box and the cut out on the front of the box. The "grocery list" is template from Nicole Heady. The little notepads that go inside the "grocery list" I purchased from Papertrey Ink. The recipe on the from of my box is actually a cut out from the Cricut Cartridge "From the Kitchen".

Friday, April 1, 2011

Easter Time

It's hard to believe Easter is at the end of April this year. Last year it was at the end of March. At least this year we can dress more like it is Easter rather than still winter! Click here for a list of all materials used.

Spring is Blossoming

Spring is Blossoming with Sneek Peek products from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. You can get these new products one of two ways. Click here to the see the flyer.
  • Spend $20.00 on any Stampin' Up! products and become eligible to purchase both the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.
  • Host a $350 Workshop and get the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper for FREE!

Contact me today to schedule your Spring Workshop!

Thursday, March 31, 2011


I am so thankful for Diana Rambles. She did an excellent job making over my blog! Now I will post more often. It was just such a drag to come and post because it just looked so awful. So for the next few days I will be posting a few things I made a while back. Then I will begin posting on a regular basis! I am so excited about the new look!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Valetine Workshop

I think last night's projects were the a hit!

1. The clear DVD case in the back comes from Angie Juda over on . You can check out her design here: . Since we were focusing on Valetine's Day I used the Love Impressions DSP and the XOXO stamp set both found in the Ocassions Mini Catalog. We also used the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. Punches used were the 1 3/4 Scallop circle, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, and the Word Window Punch. I used real red ink and both real red and basic grey stampin write markers.

2. The glass jar is a starbucks jar washed, cleaned, and reused to make a very nice gift for someone! Here I used the Love Impressions DSP also. I used the large scallop and small scallop cirlce punches. Then I used the 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 circle punches. The stamp is from the XOXO stamp set. The punches are Pink Pirouette, Real Red, and Basic Grey. We used real red paper and punched a 1 3/4 circle to put on the bottle top. The ribbon is not SU ribbon.

3. The middle project uses the Mini Milk Carton Die Cut. The Mini Milk Carrier instructions can be found here:

I used the small scallop circle on the handle and then used a 1" circle punch. The mini milk cartons are made from Pink Pirouette Cardstock. Both stamps used come from the Valetine Defined set and are real red in this picture. I closed the milk cartons with the Round Tab Punch.

4. The Hershey Candy Bar holder comes from Michelle

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Snowman Soup

Just made these for students who earned their December reading counts goals! I changed the original poem to fit what I was using the Snowman Soup for this time! I used the More than Merrier stamp set from last year's Stampin UP! catalog.

Hope you like it!

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