Tuesday, December 28, 2010


14 DAYS and no Bigshot! YIKES! I thought, if I packed a few stamp sets, my ink spots, a few papers and a few punches, I'd be able to rough it. I'd promised my husband I would only take 2 small bags with me. Let me say, I have been without "Biggie" for almost 5 days before when his handle broke. My husband knocked it off the table and he didn't want me to know (I knew with the hour) he called Sizzix to order me a new handle, he told them I had bought it from Stampin' Up less than a year ago. WHO KNEW THAT THEY HAVE SUCH A GREAT WARRANTY! They said the handle was backordered and I should have one within 2 weeks. My stampin' sister Arlene let me borrow hers, she knew I'd never make it without one. In exactly 10 business days, FEDEX was knocking on my door and handed me a huge box from sizzix. Wow, what a big box for such a small handle, I thought. WRONG! The handle was still on back order and they had sent me a brand new BIGSHOT, it had PINK and BLING on it. I was so excited! PINK & BLING, oh how ME!

Isn't she BEAUTIFUL?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


This post is not for the weak at heart. If you think you can handle it, then trudge on and check out the card I just made from the brand new set Punch Bunch.   New Set????   Oh yeah, and the best part about this set is there is a coordinating punch for all of the stamps.  Can you believe it?   A set of 5 stamps, each with a coordinating punch.   WOW, too bad you can't buy it!    THERE ARE 3 EASY WAYS TO EARN THIS SET:

  1. SPEND $50 and earn one free Sale-A-Bration product of your choice.  This starts Jan 25th and ends March 31, 2011.
  2. HOST a workshop of at least $300 and earn one free Sale-A-Bration product in addition to the generous hostess benefits.
  3. JOIN Stampin'UP! by becoming a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration and get 15% off your Starter Kit. Plus, get a bonus bundle filled with over $50 in free products.
Here is the card, check out that lady owl, she has real eyelashes!  I took SU Satin black ribbon, split it in half, unraveled it and pasted it to the back of her eyelids.    I also used the Love Impressions Rub-ons that is available for purchase from the new Occasions Mini Catalog beginning Jan.4th   If you subscribe to my newsletter and gave me your address, you should get your.s in the mail along with the Sale-A-Bration catalog any day now!   Contact me if you need a catalog!

Monday, December 20, 2010


WHY are the holidays so stressful?    My husband and I had to go out of town for a few days to take care of some family things.  Last time, I didn't take any Stampin' Up products with me and I was so miserable!   Now, those of you who stamp with me, know that I stamp everyday, whether I need to or not.  This time I brought a few stamps and my CLASSIC STAMPIN' SPOTS and I've been having a blast..    Stamping spots are like tiny stamp pads (check them out on pg 194 of the cataglog) and you can take all the colors with you!    They are also fabulous to get started with when you are a new stamper or just stamping on the go!  The best thing about spots are when your hubby says "you're not going to take all that stuff with you again, are you?",  you can honestly say, of course not just 2 small bags, I promise!    Here are the cards I've made so far using  two of my favorite stamp sets, SENSE of TIME (pg. 127; #113804, $22.95) , HAPPINESS SHARED (pg. 100; #120534, $12.95)  and French Foliage from the Holiday Mini (pg. 14; #121166, $14.95) . 
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Somehow, my plans just went wrong!   Look, before you start going...."I knew she couldn't do it!"  I just want you to know I did put up my Christmas toys and they are still put away.   The thing is, I went to a friend house last night to drop something off,  she is also a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, and it was her Club night.  Who knew?  Well, she begged me (okay maybe she said do you want) to make the club cards with us.  WOOHOO, I went sliding into the chair, scattering people as I jumped at the chance to make on last (I'm serious) Christmas card.  Sorry, maybe her customers should practice musical chairs if they want to beat me to the table!   Any, here it is in all of it's Fabulous Christmas Glory!

 The other card wasn't Christmas, it was a New Year's card, I'll
be making it with my club, so I can't share it just yet.
Gotta run, my punch class people are arriving.

Monday, December 6, 2010


With Christmas just 20 some days away, I need to put my cards in the mail, so it is time to put away my Christmas toys (so sad).  I love this time of year, and my inner "self" who keeps me in trouble, wants to keep  
stampin'.  Good bye until next fall my precious stamps! I need to move on to those unfinished Christmas projects.  I have started a wreath with SU's material and it would be nice to get it on the door before the new 2011  OCCASIONS catalog ARRIVES Jan.4th!!!!   
My last card used, Cherry Cobbler card stock for the base, Deck the Halls dsp, and then whisper white paper.   Stamps used were Dasher & Tree trimings , the tree was made with the palm leaf stamp from the retired **Tropical Party** set from the summer mini, Garden geen craft ink and Iridescent embossing powder, Tinsel clear trim and glitter brads.    

**Tropical Party maybe retired but will never leave my forever collection**   Some stamps were meant to be kept forever and this one is in my forever collection.   
What Stamps are in your forever collection? I'd love to share some of your cards you made with your forever stamps.  Please email me your cards and I will try to post them all on SUNDAY!   We'll call it Sunday Sharing what you Love!