Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Stamping Frenzy

I'm making baby shower invites, birthday party invites, valentines, swaps for the Stampin' Up! regionals, and a partridge in a pear tree.

Well, maybe not the partridge in a pear tree.

Now that I have a new camera that's working efficiently, I hope to be more proactive on the blog. This month? A quick and easy "Thinking-of-you" card. Look for it soon.



Thursday, October 21, 2010

Holiday Stamp Camp Saturday

I still have a few open spots for Saturday's Stamp Camp! Join us to make six projects, including:

  • A Caroline Ingalls-inspired needlework book that's so easy, there's no sewing required! It uses our new line of fabric.
  • A jar label and topper that use our new "Homemade and To Die For" Stamp with matching punch.
  • A candy wrapper ornament with matching small card.
  • A Christmas card using our new Postcard stamp.
  • A Holiday card using the new clear-block ink technique.
  • A Halloween card using our new regals, with the Big Shot pumpkins and faces for a truly scary treat! This one also comes with a pencil topper for the ghoulies and ghosties in your lives.

There will also be a few surprises. Call or email to let me know if you can make it.


Friday, September 17, 2010

Heading to the Mall of America Saturday?

There's a HUGE event for stampers and scrapbookers at the MOA tomorrow, sponsored by Archivers. I will be going along with a handful of buddies and my foster daughter to do make and takes, check out the workshops, and look at all the new products coming out from our favorite companies. Of course, this also means I'll be bringing back dozens of new ideas to incorporate into our favorite Stampin' Up! projects! Stay tuned. And if you're around the Twin Cities tomorrow, join us!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

So Much for the New Year's Resolution!

Well, it's been approximately three months since I last posted, which probably means I've lost any followers I've got. But I'm making a renewed commitment now to re-post!

I have some exciting tips and tutorials I'll be sharing with you all in the next weeks--including a gorgeous paper peony that can be used to make a lovely accent on a card.

If you're still with me, holla back! :)



Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ready for Chocolate Chip Cookies?

I made this for a 6 by 6 scrapbook page recipe swap! It's my famous recipe (with procedure) for perfect chocolate chip cookies.

No stamps used in this one; it's a combination of paper crafting and punches to make this look.

Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand Cardstocks. To the Nines DSP. 1 3/4 inch circle punch. Circle Scallop punch.

This is a simple layout, but the cuteness factor is in the cookie, which is made by punching out a circle of Sahara Sand, then mimicking a "bite" by just catching an edge of the circle with the circle scallop punch. The "chips" are roughly cut Chocolate Chip card stock.

And hey--the cookie recipe is right in the photo! Enjoy.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Happy May!

Wow. This is coming to you in the flurry of activity that is my finals week at MSU. I'm grading, grading, grading, and temporarily pausing my Stampin' Up classes and camps for the month.

But don't despair! I'm going to continue to hold the monthly virtual workshop that has become very popular among you. Everyone who places a $25 or more order by May 30 will get a ticket in a drawing for hostess benefits for the total order! You get a ticket for every $25 spent, so increase your odds of winning with a larger order.

This month is National Scrapbooking month, and in its honor, SU is offering some fabulous specials on stamp sets that are perfect for use in journaling and scrapbooking. Check my website for details!

And looking ahead to June, I'm going to try hosting a stamp camp on a weekday evening. If you've got a night during the week that's best for you, let me know.

Happy May!


PS--All you moms out there, contact me this month for your special gift. :)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Still Time to Sign Up for Saturday's Stamp Camp!

Saturday's Stamp Camp will feature three 3D projects with three matching cards--all designed so that you can complete three gifts perfect for a mom, dad or grad. (If you wish, you could change a sentiment and make your gifts birthday gifts, as well.)

The first gift, perfect for mom, is a favor box filled with small note cards for her to give, along with a matching Mother's Day card.

The second, a message center, will be perfect for the grad who will be off to college next year, and the card sentiment--"It's time to bloom!" -- reminds grads that this is just another stop on their journey.

The third, a handmade box filled with candy, will work perfect for the dad in your life. The matching card has a masculine look.

Join me Saturday any time between 10 and 4; plan to spend about three hours making your projects. Let me know if you're coming! :)