Thursday, May 7, 2009

Lemonade Stand Award!

I have received my first award!! Given to me by my friend Brandi - thank you so much!!!

She was kind enough to pass on the "Lemonade Stand" award to me. This award is for being a blogger who shows great attitude and gratitude. Now I have to nominate a few blogs I feel show great attitude and gratitude. I have a few followers (some public and some not) and they always leave such nice comments. Therefore, I would like to pass this award on to a few of them and a couple of other individuals:

Where does the time go?

I am sorry that I haven't posted since March - our DD is playing softball again this year, so life has been busy...

Here is one of the creations that the ladies made in Tuesday nights class (Spring and Summer Garden Greetings) - let me know what you think!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

March Madness Continues!

I received some new goodies in the mail and have been playing! With my new Big Shot, I have been playing with the new Textured Impressions Die called Manhattan Flower (#114517). In this next card, I used Baja Breeze cardstock with the Scallop Edge Punch (#112091) and our new ribbon that I just LOVE called Whisper White Organza (#114319) !! I made the greeting using our NEW Scallop Oval Punch (#114889) that coordinates with our new Oval All stamp set (#113790) - these are from the new Occasions Mini.

Don't you just LOVE new toys! :)

March Madness!

March for me began with my teaching a Continuing Ed Stamp-a-Stack class in Niskayuna, NY. I then taught the same class in my home for my stamping friends. Here are some pics of some of the creations that we made:

Thursday, February 26, 2009

More Big Shot...

There are several cards that were made with Stampin' Up's new Texturz plates... and in the butterfly card I used the Beautiful Butterflies die.

Take a look and let me know what you think!

Big Shot Bonanza continued...

I also made and Easter card with the Baskets & Blooms die and A Good Egg stamp set. You can't see from the picture very well, but the Barely Banana background was textured as well.

Big Shot Bonanza

It has been awhile since I have posted - I was away at my uncles funeral last week... Then I came home on Sunday and got started with my next month's worth of classes...

Here are some pics of Tuesday nights Big Shot Bonanza Class - the first is a little Leprechaun dude made with the Top Note die - he is too stinkin' cute! He was a Make & Take provided by Lucinda Palmer at our NY Inketts demonstrator meeting this past Sunday.

The second is a basket using the Basket & Blooms die.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Spring Cleaning!

Do you have a retired set you’ve been looking for? Check out my list below - these sets are long ago retired, recently retired and everything in between - some new and unmounted! Anything that doesn’t go by 2/28 will get listed on EBAY - SAVE NOW!
PayPal (cash or check if you’re local). First Come, First Served! Shipping responsibility of buyer - will calculate based on actual cost to ship plus packaging if necessary. Items will ship within 3 business days of payment settlement - if you’re local feel free to make arrangements for pick up.
If you have specific questions or need more info. feel free to contact me or via my about page.
These have been sent out to a number of mailing lists, so hurry for best selection! Below is the list.
Happy Stamping!

  • Definitely Decorative Old Glory - U/M
  • Punches Three - U/M
  • Best Yet - U/M
  • Trimtastic - U/M
  • Lots of Thoughts - U/M
  • Birthday Whimsy - U/M
  • Paint Prints - U/M
  • Love & Happiness Rub-ons - Brand New
  • Polka Dots & Paisley
  • Unfrogettable
  • Sweet Shapes
  • A Little Bit of Happiness
  • Fun With Shapes
  • Mini Mates
  • Eat Cake
  • All The Best
  • Listen With The Heart
  • Carte Postale w/ Wheel
  • Blossoms Abound
  • Bud Basics
  • Little Pieces
  • Snow Flurries
  • Word Play
  • Never Ending Joy
  • Print Pattern background stamp
  • Itty Bitty Borders
  • Basic Backgrounds
  • Made From Scratch

Monday, February 2, 2009


It's Sale-A-Bration time again at Stampin' Up!, and FREE product is what it's all about!

Every year, Stampin' Up! gives customers, hostesses, and new demonstrators the opportunity to earn fantastic, FREE, limited-edition products they'll enjoy for years to come.

Here's how Sale-A-Bration works:

When you spend $50 on Stampin' Up! merchandise, you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward. There's no limit-for every $50 you spend, you can select another free Sale-A-Bration reward.

When you host a workshop of at least $300 (before tax and shipping), you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward in addition to all of the regular hostess benefits!

During Sale-A-Bration, anyone who joins as a demonstrator can choose any stamp set-a value of up to $47.95-from our current Idea Book and Catalog.
Plus, for a limited time, get 15% off the price of the Starter Kit!The Sale-A-Bration promotion starts on February 1 and runs through March 31, so don't miss your chance to earn free products!

Go on over to my website for more details!

Here are a couple of samples using products from the Sale-a-bration promotion!

Phil says...

we will have 6 MORE weeks of winter!! In PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA, Phil the groundhog saw his shadow. So being a Northeast resident, I should hunker down and plan on enjoying more snow!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sale-a-bration Sample...

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Would you be my Valentine?

I just love the way this card turned out - I took our Scallop Edge Punch and decorated the square element on this card in Riding Hood Red and Whisper White. I then embossed the heart from our Always stamp set. The DSP is from our Bella Rose papers. The colors I used are Pink Pirouette and Riding Hood Red.

Simple, yet beautiful!

I recreated this card from one that I saw at our monthly NY Inketts Demonstrator meeting this past Sunday - it just caught my eye. And so simple! I hope you like it too! I punched 5 hearts out of our DSP with our new Heart to Heart punch and then glued them to one another. I then punched out the window with our Square punch.

Making my Valentines!

I have been having fun creating my Valentines this year - here is a card that I created using our Bella Rose DSP and the paper piecing technique. I also used our Scallop Edge and Heart to Heart punches... I have many more to post as time allows, so check back often!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It's HERE!

The new 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book and Catalog is here! You can view the entire catalog on my Stampin' Up! website. Just click on the SHOP button and browse away!

Be sure to get your February and March workshops scheduled for SALE-A-BRATION where you get to earn even MORE free stamp sets!!! You are going to LOVE this year's Sale-a-bration selections!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Love You Much Card Class

Here are some of the cards we will be making in my Love You Much Card Class. If you purchase the Love You Much bundle (includes the stamp set, heart punch and Candy Lane Designer Series Papers) by January 18th, you will get a 20% discount! Take a look and come stamping!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Stampin' Up! is offering an inventory blowout on select retired, retiring and current products . . . up to 50% off regular price, Jan. 5 through Jan. 18, 2009 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! You have seen these types of sales sell out quickly. Remember how quickly things sold out during the Holiday Sale? If there's something you love, please don't hesitate to place your order :)