Friday, November 19, 2010


I participated (3rd year) in the Brownville Elementary Craft Bazaar this past weekend and really had a wonderful time.


There were some highlights… the fire alarm went off on Sunday morning due to a raisin getting stuck in the toaster.  Firemen came, the venders lounge smelled like burnt toast but all in all people were friendly about it and it woke us all up better than an espresso!


I have tons of left over stuff and my craft room is still in disarray from packing up everything (3 tables plus supplies plus product to sell) and then bringing it all back in and being too exhausted to do anything!

11102010020  I have 5 of these guys left.  They are coffee cozies and I am selling them for $5.00.  Plus I will ship them for free while supplies last!  I also have some floral ones I just have not had a change to take a picture, upload it and post it yet…


Priority number one is clean up my mess…  I am ashamed but here is what the craft room is looking like right now:  11172010026

It is putting a MAJOR damper on my creative juices and I must get it cleaned up!  UGH, where are the magical cleaning ferries when I need them?


When I get it cleaned up and photo ready I will try to post a picture of it!  Look for that to come in the approximately 2 decades as I will be raising kids until at least then, lol!


Happy Friday to you all!  and please leave a comment even if it is just a HI, it’s always nice to know that you are reading this!


Hugs, Heather

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Occasions Mini & Sale-a-bration!

I am SO excited!  As a SU Demonstrator I get a monthly magazine packed with ideas and information on what is happening in the world of Stampin’ Up!  Now, while I can’t share it with you (although you could just sign up to be a demo and then get your very own copies hot of the press)  I can tease you and tell you this…  I LOVE IT!  There are some new stamp sets that I can’t wait to get.  The freebies in the Sale-a-bration catalog are all wonderful! And the accessories are beauties! 

Don’t forget that the Holiday Mini catalog is still in effect and has some very wonderful stamp sets, big shot accessories and embellies of it’s own!  Check it out today here and click on download PDF.

Have an amazing day!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking and more Scrapbooking! I love it!

The next crop at my house will be on December 11th!  Jo’Ell and I are hosting this crop together… she is a Sensaria representative and has some WONDERFUL spa treatments for our feet so we can relax AND scrapbook at the same time!  It starts at 7 pm and goes to midnight or whenever the coffee runs out :-)  You are welcome to use my big shot, punches, stamps, ink and other tools!  Please bring your own paper, adhesive, embellies and other consumables!  There is no fee… use this time to finish up the handmade holiday gifts, cards or create for yourself!

If you are able to join us (and I hope you are!) please email me so I can add your name to the guest list and have a spot saved for you…




Friday, October 29, 2010

Spooky Luminaria


Happy Halloween!  Today I have decided to share a project with you AND… post the instructions!


You will need:

  • Black Cardstock 12” x 3”
  • Sticky Strip
  • Vellum
  • Batty Punch
  • Snail Adhesive
  • battery operated tea light


1) Score 12” x 3” cardstock at 1/2”,   2   7/8”,  5   3/4” and 8   5/8”

102920106152) Attach Sticky Strip to 1/2” section, do not pull of the backing of the sticky strip yet.


3)  Center and punch Bat punch on each panel.

4) adhere Vellum to inside with snail adhesive

5) Peel off backing and attach to inside of square

6) Add battery operated tea light and enjoy!


If you have any questions on this project, please feel free to contact me!





Hostess Club Debut

Hostess Club is HERE!

I have had numerous requests for a Hostess Club and have "tested the waters" and it appears to be a "want" from my customer friends, so.... if you are interested please let me know by December 1st!  We will start with a 6 month commitment (in January 2011) and go from there!  Here are the details:

The Hostess Club will have 6 members and is on a first come-first serve basis.  If more than 6 customer friends are interested I will start a waiting list and hopefully we can have 2 clubs going!

You will receive…

Each Month:

  • A hands on project (card, scrapbook page, or 3-D project) to complete
  • Use of all of my tools, stamp sets, and non-consumables to use to work on your own projects
  • A chance to open your goodies from the previous months order and play with them!  If you have any questions or a project you need help with this would be the time to bring it and work on it!

During your HOSTESS Month:

  • Your $25 order plus...
  • $15.00 (minimum) in FREE product from ANY current SU catalog
  • One level 1 Hostess Set from ANY current SU catalog
  • If you choice to get outside orders or host a workshop of your own that month, your free merchandise could be even MORE!


  • Payment is due by the 20th of each month.  I accept  cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal.
  • The cost per month is a minimum order of $25.00 plus shipping and handling.
  • You MUST commit to participate in all six months.  

I will provide snacks and beverages plus all of the materials for our project of the month!  You can bring your supplies and projects that you want to work on afterwards for "Studio Time".

Don't live in the area but still want to participate?  No Problem!  Each month you can email me your order and I will mail your order to you with the months project and instructions for you to create!

Remember, this is first come, first serve so sign up today, the first month will be January with your order and payment due January 20th!  Please feel free to forward this on to friends that you would like to join in as well, just have them email me to save a spot.




Saturday, October 2, 2010

Stampin’ Up! Contest Announced!

Date: October 1-November 15, 2010

Stampin' Up!  invites YOU to participate in our first ever digital design contest using My Digital Studio and Stampin' Up!'s digital downloads! The My Digital Studio Design contest was created to recognize the amazing digital design skills of our talented, creative demonstrators and customers! The contest is open to all demonstrators and customers who have access to My Digital Studio in the US and Canada; five demonstrators and five customers will be selected to win.  To enter the contest you will need to design one digital card and two single-page layouts using ONLY My Digital Studio product.  Submit all samples along with an official entry form and photo release form (if applicable) to

Winners will receive FREE My Digital Studio digital downloads from Stampin' Up valued at approximately $400! You'll also receive a digital pin for your DBWS (if you are a demonstrator) or for your personal blog (if you are a customer).

Our panel of judges can't wait to see your digital artistry on display, so submit your project today!

Ready, Set, Create!

  1. Read the complete official rules.
  2. Read the My Digital Studio Designing contest FAQ for demonstrators. If you would like to read the My Digital Studio Designing contest FAQ for customers, click here.
  3. Download an official entry form and photo release form (if applicable).

If you need any help with the rules or regulations or to get the forms please let me know, I would love to help!

Want to try out MDS before you buy it?  I have it! and it is on my laptop.  I can meet you for coffee to show you all the great stuff!



Thursday, September 23, 2010

Glitter… it’s a love-hate relationship!

Oh how pretty glitter is… but oh the mess!  I love my powder pals for that!  On this card I used the Heat and Stick powder to adhere 09232010416the glitter (the NEW Glass Glitter) to the chipboard.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of it!

It is a simple card!  The sentiment is from “Three Little Words”




Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sad… but hopeful

Yesterday I learned some potentially heartbreaking news, but until we know more I am not going to share all of the details in “blog land”.  Our family could use lots of prayers and hugs!

Some good has come from this unexpected interruption in our daily lives… I am in a card making mood!  So, two were made today!  Yup, TWO!  I know it’s AMAZING! :-)  I will share one today and one tomorrow for you!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and have time to get crafty!  If you do and you would like to share, please email me pictures and I will post them on here…

So here it is… Card #1 for todaycard1

I used DSP in the In-Color Blushing Bride, Choc Chip & Crumb Cake cardstock and the “Happy Thoughts make Happy Days” stamp from a hostess set (level 2).  AND… the NEW punch from the mini catalog!  I love how the new punch style can be flipped upside down and set on the table while punching.  No more holding the large punch and trying to punch the paper while keeping your image centered!  I know you know what I know I am talking about, lol! 

If you have yet to get a NEW holiday mini catalog in your hands to drool over, please call, email or text me and I will get one sent your way!

Have a wonderful day!


Friday, September 10, 2010

Card #2

Being crafty this week was a great way to keep my mind off of things… so here is card #2 that I made on Friday!


It is simple and elegant!  I love this stamp set.


Hope you all have a wonderful day and weekend!



Stampin’ Up! Featured Project

Happy Thoughts card


  • Apple Blossoms*


  • Baja Breeze Card Stock
  • Whisper White Card Stock
  • Old Olive Textured Card Stock


  • Marina Mist Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Peach Parfait Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Baja Breeze Stampin' Write Marker
  • Marina Mist Stampin' Write Marker
  • Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker
  • Peach Parfait Stampin' Write Marker


  • Bitty Buttons
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Crop-A-Dile
  • Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
  • White crochet thread


If you would like this card demonstrated at a workshop with your friends and family, please call or email me! 

Have a wonderful day!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Introducing the NEW 2010-2011 Holiday Mini Catalog!

holidaymini To get your very own copy, email me your mailing address and I will get one in the mail to you!

It is packed with wonderful products and project ideas for this upcoming holiday season!



Season’s Greetings Card


Join me on September 16th at 5:30 pm!  We will be making these cards in batches of 10.  The price is $12/10 cards and you can make as many as you would like. 


Please email or call me to RSVP and include the total you would like to complete so I can have paper prepared!


Thanks and have a great day!


Thursday, July 1, 2010

July 2010 Challenge

It is Christmas in July!

Scrapbooking Challenge:

  1. Scrapbook a Christmas Page! 

Card Challenge:

  1. Create a Christmas card; or better yet, make a pack of 10 handmade Christmas cards and package it up for a gift to someone less craft-inclined; step it up another notch and offer to get together with them and make more.  If you make a card, send me a picture and you get one entry into the drawing, create a gift pack and get two entries into the drawing, share a crafty experience with a friend and get three entries into the drawing!  The friend can take a picture of the card and email it to me and be placed in the drawing too!

Deadline: July 31st

Prize & Winner announced: August 5th

For “The Fine Print” look here.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Marker Club is HERE!

With the release of the NEW catalog (beautiful, have-to-have stuff packed in it, with darker and larger font than previous catalogs *yahoo!*) and Color Renovation there is no better time than NOW to join my Marker Club!   You can purchase the entire set over a four-month period and earn FREE product at the same time!


The Marker Club will have 4 members and is on a first come-first serve basis.  If more than 4 customer friends are interested I will start a waiting list and hopefully we can have 2 clubs going!


Here are the deets:

You will receive…

Each Month:

  • One color collection of Stampin’ Up! Markers
  • One pack of coordinating 8 1/2 x 11” cardstock

During your HOSTESS Month:

  • All of the Above, and:
  • Stampin’ Up! Markers Carrying Case
  • $15.00 (minimum) in FREE product from ANY current SU catalog
  • One level 1 Hostess Set from ANY current SU catalog
  • One In-Color 2010-2011 Marker Set
  • One Blush Blossom Marker
  • One Stampin’ Write Journaler
  • One VersaMarker
  • One uni-ball Signo Gel Pen
  • If you choice to get outside orders or host a workshop of your own that month, your free merchandise could be even MORE!


  • Payment is due by the 20th of each month.  I accept  cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal.
  • The cost per month is $44.00  This includes shipping and tax!
  • You MUST commit to participate in all four months. 

At the end of the four months, each member will have a complete set of markers with the storage case, the current In-Color Markers, a Blush Blossom Marker, Stampin’ Write Journaler, VersaMarker, uni-ball Signo Gel Pen, 80 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11” cardstock, a Level 1 stamp set and at least $15 in free merchandise.

Each Marker Club can pick one day per month to meet at my craft studio and learn a new technique that uses the Markers for the length of the Marker Club and take home samples! 

Remember, this is first come, first serve so sign up today, the first month will be JULY with payment due July 20th!




Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June 2010 Challenge

This month is a very busy month for our family, as I am sure it is for yours!  Not only does June kick off summer vaca and camping! but we will also be celebrating…

  • Anniversary – 1 year
  • Graduations
  • Father’s Day
  • My Birthday (29)

So here are the challenges…

Scrapbooking Challenge:

  1. Wedding or Anniversary page… even if you yourself is not married, create a page or mini album of a wedding or anniversary for a friend or family member as a gift.  Take a picture and be entered into the drawing!

Card Challenge:

  1. Make a card for anything! 

Deadline: June 30th

Prize & Winner announced: July 5th

For “The Fine Print” look here.

Mini Starter Kit Promotion

Promotion Dates: June 1-30, 2010

Promotion Details:
You can join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator for just $99 when you purchase a special Mini Starter Kit.

Mini Starter Kit
All items below are recommended, but you can substitute a like item of equal or lesser value.


117050 Watercolor Trio stamp set (wood-mount) $22.95
118571 I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (clear-mount $18.95
118486 Clear-Mount Block C $6.95
116978 Homemade single stamp* $8.95
100730 Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11") $8.50
119706 Brights Collection assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")* $6.95
115656 Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
119667 Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad* $5.95
115658 Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
100814 Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
119261 Basic Black 1/8" taffeta ribbon* $6.95
121620 Color Coach* $14.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95


Retail value of products in kit


*Sneak peek items!

The Mini Starter Kit also includes the same business supplies that are in the standard Starter Kit; no alternative selections can be made for business items. Contents are listed below:

  • Getting Started DVD
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
  • 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
  • Summer Mini Catalog (8)
  • To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
  • Recruit Folders (5)
  • Recruit Brochures (20)
  • Hostess Brochure (20)
  • Hostess Benefits Form (10)
  • Customer Order Form (50)

Things to Remember:

  • You may still purchase the standard Starter Kit OR the Digital+ Starter Kit instead of the promotional Mini Starter Kit, but many items in these regular-priced kits are scheduled to retire at the end of June. 
  • Recommended catalog products are included in the Mini Starter Kit. However, just like our standard and Digital+ Starter Kits, you can select alternate items. For example:
    • An alternate stamp set of equal or lesser value
    • An alternate color assortment of card stock of equal or lesser value
    • An alternate color of Classic Stampin' Pad of equal or lesser value
    • An alternate neutral pack of card stock of equal of lesser value
  • Regardless of which Starter Kit a June recruit chooses, she will receive a free box of 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogs during the first part of July. These catalogs will ship separately from her Starter Kit.
  • Recruits who purchase the Mini Starter Kit can still add the Stampin' Memories Add-On for $50; however, many of these items are set to retire at the end of June. This will be noted on the Mini Starter Kit order form.
  • Recruits who join Stampin' Up! by purchasing the Mini Starter Kit are eligible for any programs available to a new recruit. This includes but is not limited to Extra 10% Instant Income offer, Stampin' Start, and the opportunity to purchase a Business Booster Kit.
  • The Mini Starter Kit is not available for purchase by active demonstrators. This kit is only available for new recruits.

To join is easy!  Email me and I can walk you through it online!   For many customers looking to invest in new colors this might be a perfect solution… buy them at a discount, get friends and family to purchase and support your own hobby!


Whether you are looking to make some extra income for the family or just sign up to support your own hobby and get your supplies at a discount or somewhere in between Stampin’ Up! might be the perfect choice for you and this might just be the perfect time!


Call me today!

Happy Stamping!


Last Chance Lists are HERE!

It is sad that we have to retire stamp sets in order to make room for new ones… but the flip side is that we get new ones to pick from!  


You can find the last chance accessories here .  This list is updated daily as items that are sold out will no longer be available!  There are some items that inventory has ALREADY been depleted and is no longer available!  If there is something that you want, get it NOW!


The stamp set list can be found here.


The other lists can be found on the left hand side of my website store under Last Chance!  Or for a list of all the categories try here.


If you would rather have the lists emailed to you, please send me an email at and I will forward the pdf’s of all the lists to you!

More info on what Stampin’ Up! has in store coming soon!


*sigh* lots of information :-)



Monday, May 24, 2010

Color Renovation: Inventory Update

The latest news from Stampin’ Up! is….


The following items are no longer available to order. Our inventory has been depleted, and we are unable to order more.

101563: Sage Shadow card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
102837: Only Orange card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
107079: Sage Shadow card stock (12" x 12")

If there are retiring colors that you want to stock up… PLEASE order them today as you never know what might be added to the list above!  You can order online 24/7 at or by calling me at 360-224-1094 or via email


On other news!  I had a WONDERFUL time last night with a house full of ladies!  Jo’Ell had a very large workshop with $85.00 in free product and 3 hostess sets earned!


Do you want to earn free product?  Don’t have the space?  My craft room is available!  You bring your friends and some snacks, I will provide the projects and teach a couple of techniques!

Thanks Jo’Ell!

Have an awesome day everyone!


Thursday, May 13, 2010


There is a wonderful blog… click here, that has some very talented peeps.  They create weekly sketches and encourage others to create cards using the sketches… here is what I came up with this week:


I had fun with this one!  I think it is a great use of paper scraps (the ribbons on the right) too!


If you want to play along… please do so and post a picture of it here or send it to me via email and I will post it!




Thanks for looking…


Saturday, May 1, 2010

May 2010 Challenge

Scrapbooking Challenge:

  1. Happy 3rd Birthday Trenton!  For this month… scrapbook a birthday page.  Could be anyone’s birthday!  Maybe I will finally scrapbook Trenton’s 1st birthday :shame:

Card Challenge:

  1. In honor of Memorial Day, create a Thank you card for someone who has lost a family member or friend in active duty.  Take a picture of it and then SEND IT TO THEM!   Email the picture of the card and be entered into the drawing!

Deadline: May 31st

Prize & Winner announced: June 5th

For “The Fine Print” look here.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Faux Leather Business Card Holder

Supplies Included:

  • Paper with pattern printed on it
  • Embellishments
  • Small Brad
  • Velcro Dot
  • Detailed with pictures instructions

Supplies needed to complete:

  • Paper Scissors
  • Bone Folder
  • Ruler
  • Versa mark
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Heat Gun
  • Sticky Strip Adhesive


You get the supplies to make 2 of these business card holders that are durable and adorable for only $5.00!  Order your kit today!DSC03995


By request and the very busy lives of some of my customers I have decided to venture into making kits!  All of these kits will be available while supplies last and while all of the paper and most embellishments will be included there will be projects that will require you to have some supplies on hand (mostly the basics, adhesive, crop-a-dile, heat gun, etc.)  When posting a kit I will try to remember to post what supplies are needed to complete it.  If a kit is done with a punched image I will punch out the image prior to sending it your way (unless you request otherwise), however, if a kit uses a stamped image you will need to have a similar stamp and ink to use to complete the kit.  I can always and would be more than happy to order the stamp set and ink pad (or any other supplies) needed for you. 

WAIT!  You don’t have supplies or space?  That is okay too!  Schedule a time to use my craft room and supplies (stamps, inks, tools) and I would be happy to let you play!  There is NO Charge for using my craft room. 

I accept cash, checks, and PayPal for the kits and can ship them to your door for the kit price plus shipping (email me your address for shipping rates; different kits will cost different prices due to weight and destination).  AND you can order as many kits as you would like as long as supplies last!

So ready to see the next kit?  I will post that next!   Oh and Kit #1?  That would be the DVD tin.



Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Blog Candy!

Post a comment on the blog… and be entered to win blog candy!  I will give you a hint… It is a stamp set!  Okay… start typing those comments!  Need an idea on what to post, how about a technique that you would love to learn or already know and love to use!


Retiring…. Colors!

Stampin’ Up! is re-vamping it color offerings and to make room for new colors…  some have to go :-( image

I am sure that the new colors are going to be worth the wait, but if you have a favorite color (maybe it was a wedding color and you haven’t done the scrapbook for it yet… or an upcoming event with one of these colors) you are going to want to stock up on the paper, stamp pads and accessories offered!  Place an order anytime at or call or email me!  Once I have more information that I can share with you on the new colors… I will let you know!


Thursday, April 1, 2010

April 2010 Challenge

Scrapbooking Challenge:

  1. Use a new/old tool.  Do you have a tool you purchased for scrapbooking or card making and it is sitting collecting dust?  This is your chance to get it out and use it.  Don’t have a new tool? Call or email to schedule a time to come tryout my BigShot and the BS dies I have in my arsenal.  Or one of the new punches debuted in the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog!  Stamp Sets count too!  Have a brand new stamp set you ordered 6 months ago and still have not assembled it (don’t worry, I am guilty too!) get inking and use it!    When you send me a picture, please let me know what new tool or stamp you used & please try to keep it SU!

Card Challenge:

  1. Make a Happy Anniversary card for an upcoming anniversary!  Make a couple different styles or variations and snap pictures of them, send the photos my way (via computer) and be entered in the drawing!

Deadline: April 30th

Prize & Winner announced: May 5th

For “The Fine Print” look here.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

3 Days Left

Of Sale-a-bration!  Get your FREE product while you can!   With every $50.00 (before shipping and tax) order you can choose a free stamp set, paper pack, or punch from the sale-a-bration catalog…  view it online here! 

You can order online or through me for this great deal.  Call or email me if you would like to place an order or have any questions!



Tuesday, March 16, 2010

DVD Case Albums!

I recently came across this on Julie Buhler’s blog which you can find here.  She has the best ideas and is brilliant!  I have been in the mood to use up some of my retired paper and embellishments to make room for more new stuff *he he*.  The first one I made before the boys caught on to what I was doing.  Then Trenton wanted to join in and then… Jaydon came home from school and HAD to make one too!  We had a blast!DSC03806

The picture is kind of dark and all of the product in this one is retired, but if you are interested in one of your own… just let me know.  Need the tin?  Get one from me for $5.00 (undecorated) or all gussied up for $10.00.  Pick your color DSC03808(designer series paper) and let the creative juices flow.   This is the inside of my album which I am going to use for the story and photos of when Mark proposed to me. 



This one is Trenton’s DSC03810


You can see here that the paper is tiny crowns all over it.  I love the border that is on the other side of the paper. DSC03812  And the jumbo brads that hold it all together.  He is going to fill his with drawings and pictures of himself I think.  Fun for him to create (he picked the paper and helped clue everything in place) and fill!




And now for Jaydon’s:

DSC03813 Here is the cover… The DSP is retired but the motorcycle dude is available in the 2009-2010 Idea Catalog.  He is only $8.95!  (Item #115175) or Free with a $50 order before March 31st!

Here is the inside of his albumDSC03814  This is a cut out of the biker heat embossed with gold.


  He choose ivory jumbo brads to hold his all together.  If you would like to make one for yourself or to give as a gift please feel free to contact me and I would be more than happy to help you!  thanks!  Heather


Monday, March 1, 2010

March 2010 Challenge

Scrapbooking Challenge:

  1. Create a page that uses heat embossing… don’t know how to heat emboss or have the tools to create this?  Don’t fret; call or email me to learn this simply easy technique or to set up a time to stop by and use my supplies for this challenge.  No Stampers left behind!

Card Challenge:

  1. Wedding Season is coming up… create a  “congratulations” wedding card to have in your stack for that oops… I need a card moment!

Deadline: March 31st

Prize & Winner announced: April 5th

For “The Fine Print” look here.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Haitian Disaster Relief Update

There are just a few days left to participate in Stampin′ Up!’s Haitian relief efforts! Until February 28, 2010, Stampin′ Up! is setting aside $2 from the sale of select stamp sets to be donated to the American Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund. So far, demonstrators around the world have sold 11,895 sets, which equates to over $20,000 to be donated to this fund--but don’t stop now! You still have six days left to participate in this effort and join other Stampin′ Up! demonstrators & Customers in making a difference in lives of those who continue to suffer in Haiti.  To order call or email me!  You can also shop on-line at   Please share this with your family and friends so we can all help and get a great stamp set at the same time!




Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I have created a page for my SU business on Facebook!  Look for the Facebook button at the bottom of this page!  I will continue to post events and updates here as well but will probably update more often there. 

Don’t forget to take part in the February Challenges!


Monday, February 1, 2010

February 2010 Challenge

Scrapbooking Challenge:

  1. Create a Valentine’s Page

Card Challenge:

  1. Make a Valentine’s Day Card for a loved one.  Whether it be a significant other, a best friend, a parent or even a sibling we all love receiving a handmade card.  Send in a picture of your creations to be entered into the drawing!

Deadline: February 28th

Prize & Winner announced: March 5th

Check out “The Fine Print” here.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Help victims in Haiti!


GET MORE INFORMATION here!  Call or email me to place an order and help out those in need!


This Saturday I had planned a jar decorating event, however, the jars that were ordered are on back order and not in yet so… I need to postpone this class until February!  It will now be held on February 19th at 7 pm!  Hope to see you there!  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Build-A-Bear Workshop Coupon Special Offer


Dates: January 5-April 30, 2010

Promotion Details:
For every $20 spent on products from the Build-A-Bear Workshop Collection, receive a coupon (item 121105) for $5 off a $25 purchase at any Build-A-Bear Workshop store.

Things to Remember:

  • Customers will receive one coupon for every $20 they spend.
  • Eligible qualifying items are listed in the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog (pages 38-40).
  • Coupon will automatically be added to the order once the qualifying purchase has been met and will ship with customers' order.
  • Coupon is printed in English only.
  • Coupon has no cash value.
  • Coupon includes
    • $5 off a $25 purchase (expires December 31, 2010).
    • Free 1,000 Bear Bills web code.
  • Unique codes for This is an award-winning Build-A-Bear Workshop virtual world where kids can go online and create a virtual character and play. In addition, when kids buy a bear at Build-A-Bear Workshop, they also get a virtual bear to play with on the site.

Coupon Restrictions:

  • Not valid on prior purchases, a Build-A-Party celebration, Bear Buck$ cards, in Build-A-Bear Workshop within Rainforest Café or in Build-A-Dino within T-REX Café. Not valid with any other offer.
  • Photocopied coupons are not valid.
  • Valid in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada only.
  • Limit one coupon per person, per visit.
  • Void where prohibited or restricted.
  • Where required, cash value is 1/100 of 1 cent.
  • Not valid at or


Questions?  Call or email me!

Simply Adorned… it’s here!


Our Simply Adorned line beautifully combines the best of two worlds: stamping and jewelry! We designed our Simply Adorned charms to hold a creation you design yourself, making your jewelry truly unique.

Simply Adorned charms are lockets--they open up so you can insert your custom stamped image. The Charming stamp set, along with Rub-Ons, glitter, ribbons, and other embellishments, can help you create your unique charm insert. And don't forget that you can embellish the chains with ribbon, felt flowers . . . the possibilities are endless! The frame surrounds tempered beveled glass on the front and flat glass on the back. Because there's glass on both sides of the charm, you can display an image on one side or both. You can create a custom heirloom piece that you'll never want to change, or you can swap artwork in and out, depending on your mood and your wardrobe.

And although we designed Simply Adorned charms to be jewelry, they also make delightful key chains or Christmas tree ornaments. Insert a stamped image or photo of your loved ones, tie a ribbon through the clasp, and you're done!

Paper-crafters and noncrafters alike--will love the look of Simply Adorned and appreciate how easy it is to create custom jewelry.

Our Simply Adorned line includes nickel-plated charms in three sizes and anodized stainless steel chains in two lengths.

Item Description Price
116797 Simply Adorned 1" x 1" charm $17.95
116798 Simply Adorned 1" x 1-1/4" charm $18.95
116799 Simply Adorned 1-1/2" x 2" charm $21.95
116800 Simply Adorned 24" chain $10.95
116853 Simply Adorned 34" chain $12.95


Q: What size are the charms?

A: The charms are available in three different sizes: 1" x 1", 1" x 1-1/4", and 1-1/2" x 2". The size listed refers to the charm insert; the metal frame around the insert is slightly larger. You can use the included insert as a template to create the perfect-sized piece of artwork for your frame. It is important that your insert matches the insert template exactly. The hinge on your charm can break if your insert is too large and overlaps onto the frame.

Q: Is the toggle clasp meant to be worn in the front or the back?

A: Our stainless steel chain features a toggle clasp and includes an exclusive Stampin' Up! charm identifier. The beautiful leaf charm is designed to be worn on the front to enhance the overall design of the necklace, or worn on the back for a simpler look.

Q: What materials are used to make Simply Adorned jewelry?

A: The charms are nickel-plated zinc alloy with tempered beveled glass on the front, and tempered flat glass in the back. The chains are anodized stainless steel with a nickel-plated zinc alloy charm and toggle.

Q: How do I clean my charm?

A: Use clean water and a cotton applicator to clean the jewelry surface. Do not use alcohol or other chemicals to clean your jewelry as they will damage the finish.

Q: How many layers can I fit inside the charm?

A: The number of layers that fit inside each charm depends on the type of materials used. The space in the charm is 2 mm; as card stock, Designer Series paper, ribbon, and adhesives all differ in thickness, it is difficult to specify the number of layers that will fit inside. It is important to remember that you can break the hinge on your charm if your inserts are too thick. Never force the charm closed. If the charm does not close easily, remove a layer or two from your insert and try again.

Q: How is the jewelry packaged?

A: Each piece comes in a Chocolate Chip box (box for charms: 3-1/4" x 2-1/2" x 1"; box for chains: 9-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 1").

Sunday, January 10, 2010

January 2010 Challenge

Scrapbooking Challenge:

  1. Create your own scrapbook page from the holiday season. The more pages you create and email me pictures of the more chances you have to win!

Card Challenge:

  1. Create a Birthday Card using a current Stampin’ Up! stamp set.  Don’t have a current SU stamp set, email or call me to set up a time to come play and use a stamp set that I have on hand!

Deadline: January 31st

Prize & Winner announced: February 5th

Check out “The Fine Print” here.

The Fine Print

Info on the monthly challenges…

  • Anyone in the US can enter, so please pass this on to your friends to see what they can create!
  • You may enter as many variations for either or both categories.  Each entry is a chance to win!  There will be one drawing (category entries will be combined together and one lucky name drawn).
  • Winner will be drawn on the 5th day of the following month
  • Entries are due the last day of the month for that specific challenge (January Challenge due by January 31st).
  • Prize will be a surprise! 
  • You must take a picture of each entry and email it to me at
  • If you are CASE’ing an idea, please give credit where credit is due and let me know the person or place the idea was generated from so we can add that information!
  • Please use as much Stampin’ Up! materials as possible as that is the goal of this blog and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

Be Inspired and Get Creating!

New Years Resolutions… (an update)

This weekend Mark & Jaydon have been gone.  They went with a good friend of ours to Spokane to pick up a military trailer and whatever other military vehicles, parts, or a combination of that we just can’t live without.  So I have been using this *slightly* free time (I still have Trenton –2 and Bolton –2 months) to get a few things done around the house and focus on my resolutions.  I FINALLY got the very dry Christmas tree down and outside last night!  I tried to go to bed but could not fall asleep so I put in a good chick flick and started writing out the monthly challenges!  I think I have most of them done!  So I am going to try to type them up and set them to post at later dates… I am still new to this blogging thing and although I think I am getting the hang of it, this will be the first time post-dating an entry.

I did come to a conclusion… I normally just post a challenge for either a card or a scrapbook page, for this year there will be a challenge for both!  Enter one or enter both, and enter them as many different times (with different projects pertaining to the challenge) as your heart desires.  Each entry is worth a entry into the drawing. 

Good Luck and I hope that you have fun with this.  I hope it sparks creativity in us all!


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

January Happenings!

Be sure to check my website for new events added!


Have a great Wednesday!


These are a few of my favorite things…

I was looking through some photos (on the computer of course, because we live in a digital world!)  and came across a photo of a family page that I had made for a part of a gift for my Grandma.  I love the way this page turned out and plan on replicating it soon as I start to work on our wedding album.  Here is the page DSC02009 Not a very good picture, but i think you get the idea.   Then I kept looking and I must say that the baby announcements turned out adorable and I would like to début the Thank You cards that I am still finishing up and getting in the mail…DSC03068

again, not a great picture of the picture.  If you know of anyone expecting and would like to create announcements or thank you cards as a gift to them, let me know!  I would love to help create something that will WOW them!  By the way, the saying on the bottom reads “We have added on to our home an additional two feet” .  I used Choc Chip, Whisper White and Barely Banana paper as we did not know what we were having.DSC03066

And here is the Thank You card.  I continued with the “two feet stamp” and the same color combination but added Certainly Celery DSP to add a boy touch.  It is stamped on the inside with a simple “Thank you” stamp. 

Have fun today and get creating!