Monday, July 27, 2009

Stampin’ Up – final Deal of the Week – Hearts, Hearts, Hearts

Hearts, Hearts and More Hearts!  Just look at this super cute punch.  What a deal at 30%+ off on this final Deal of the Week Summer Special.  Regular price through my sales site is $15.95, but this week only you can scarf it up for just $10.99.  A great deal on a great punch.  Can we ever have too many?  Here’s a couple of photos:

Deal of the Week 7-27

Heart to Heart punch week 7-27

To order your discounted Heart to Heart punch today, just e-mail me at or go to and click "Shop Now" in the upper right-hand corner.  Remember, Friday July 31 is the last day for this super offer.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Stampin’ Up Deal of the Week – Hodgepodge Hardware

You will love the Stampin’ Up Deal of the Week for July 20-26.  Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware is discounted 30% for this week only.  Don’t pass this one up- you will love the elegant look these embellishments add to your handmade cards or scrapbook page.

Deal of the Week


Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware


To order your discounted Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware today, just e-mail me at or go to and click "Shop Now" in the upper right-hand corner. 



Tuesday, July 14, 2009

What a Weekend!!! CC227 – Lavender Essence of Love

I am still on a high from this weekend’s classes with Michelle Zindorf.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with Michelle, she is the brayering master and was in Tennessee this weekend for a beginner and an advanced class on this technique.  Brayering is layering inks to create backgrounds and scenes and the Gang of Four, Leisa Jane, Cleo, Lisa and me headed off to the Tennessee River to get some learnin’.  I’m gathering photos and hopefully can get them posted in a day or so.  You can see Michelle’s fabulous work and wonderful tutorials here.


Here is my first semi-original card using this technique.  The SCS Color Challenge today spotlighted Lavender Lace, Barely Banana, Going Grey and Basic Black and White.  I used the banana and lavender to create my sky, the lavender for one mountain and the gray for the other.  The grassy area uses a little olive, gray and yellow.  I added a little dimension to the flowers with a white gel pen, then stamped that pretty floral at the top in eggplant.  The main panel started out white.  I am pleased with the result and amazed at how quickly it came together.  I can’t wait to try another one.

CC227 Lavender Essence of Love


I hope your weekend was as grand as mine and that this week will be a blessing to you,




Stamps:  SU! Essence of Love; Innovative Stamp Creations Art4Frames II

Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Going Gray

Ink:  Basic Black, Going Gray, Lavender Lace, Barely Banana, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant

Embellishments:  White sheer ribbon, Silver brads

Tools:  Push pin, Dimensionals, Rubber brayer, Sponges, White Gel Pen


Nanny’s Garden Bounty

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Just a quick post and photo of my recent bounty from Nanny’s garden.  Peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes………….yummy! yummy!

Bounty from Nanny's Garden-



**Nanny is my wonderful mother

Monday, July 6, 2009

Inspired Butterfly Birthday - TLC228

Hello all, I know I promised to post more often, but I just haven’t found the time to do a challenge lately- until today and I just couldn’t resist.  The Technique Lovers Challenge today was to try a new fold from Penny Wessenauer and it really looked interesting.  Penny was so gracious to share her template with us which you can find here along with many other wonderful tutorials.

One of my dear stampin’ friends has a birthday this week and these are the hardest cards to make.  First, you want it to be special for a special friend; then, it must be outstanding because that friend is also a stamper!  And finally, you know she will display the card- so there is even more pressure.  This stand up card was just perfect along with my very best and favorite Designer Paper from Stampin’ Up and a little silver bling.  I used white shimmery metallic paper and clear embossed the image and the punched butterflies.   I love how it turned out and the back is as pretty as the front, don’t you think?

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend.  Ours was quiet, but we did enjoy a great visit from our son Scott and attended an awesome church service.

TLC228 Inspired Butterfly Birthday-Front


TLC228 Inspired Butterfly Birthday-Back






Stamps:  SU! Inspired by Nature; CTMH For Every Occasion (Sentiment)

Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Wausau White Metallic, Parisian Breeze DSP

Ink:  PTI Dark Chocolate

Embellishments:  Baja Breeze ribbon, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Filigree Brad, Pretties Rhinestone brad

Accessories:  Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly punch, SU! Scallop Edge Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat tool, Dimensionals, 1/4 inch punch


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