Saturday, October 30, 2010


Yay! I finally did it! I finally put together a newsletter and calendar for my stamping classes. It's only the first one and just a start. I hope to add a tutorial or idea sheet or something. Also, it only goes thru November right now but I will be putting together some December classes as well as some Valentine classes for January. If you are interested in receiving the newsletter by email just send me a note and I will add you to my list.

Big Shot Class

I attended Evelyn and DeDe's Big Shot class today to learn some new things to make with my Big Shot Die Cutter. Here are the cute things we made...
This is a felt coaster made with the scalloped square die and the Lattice die. Simple, cute, and functional. The colors came out funny here, it's really just red and green, not orange and green.....although those are my HS Alumni colors......

The next project was a simple and cute card using the SU wood sheets. The letters are all cut out of a wood sheet and sponged or stamped.
 The next item is my favorite. I really love the boxes. Big ones, small ones......I love them all! 

Sparkly and Bright....too cute. We glittered Rudolph's nose with red glitter and textured the background paper. And just when you think it can't get any cuter....DeDe and Evelyn gave us a gift of tags to go in the box......
Here's the finished set including the card we made last. I of course have to apply shimmer paint to it all but I think they are just adorable. Fun class to attend. Thanks ladies for the great ideas!

I love gifts.....

Who doesn't like getting gifts? I certainly do, and last night when I hosted my card class a couple of my friends brought me a gift that they had made! I just loved them so much that I have to share them with you....
First of all, isn't this a stinkin' cute card???? Cathy is so talented and so up to date on all the paper crafting methods she knows just how to make the best use of all her scraps. Look at how fun this card is, it just makes me smile!

And this is the cute little's full of Hershey's miniatures....yummmmm....

Linda also is multi-talented in paper crafting and has all the gizmos and gadgets. She used her Pazzles machine to make this cute candy bar wrapper......I almost don't want to eat the chocolate......ALMOST.....chomp!

Thanks ladies for sharing your talents with me too!

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack #1

I just finished my first of 3 Stamp-a-Stack Christmas card classes and it was a blast! My friend Cathy & her mom brought a group of friends from work and they made 10 cards each. (2 ea. of 5 designs) Here's a few pics of the card designs they made....

 I spotted these apron cards on SU Stamper's Showcase and had to make them. They are sooooooo cute! Everyone agreed. Although we couldn't find candy canes to put in the pouch so we substituted a peppermint candy. Yummmmm......

I used the Norther Flurries texture plate and Stickles to enhance the snowflakes as well as spraying a Shimmer Paint mixture on the whole card. I actually used the spray on can't have enough shimmer as far as I am concerned!

Dasher was stamped in gold and embossed with glitter embossing powder. I just love the gold on this one. I used SU Deck the Halls designer papers and shimmer spray again......

I sponged all of the vanilla paper and the inside and the shimmer spray is really fabulous....sorry the pictures aren't clear enough to see it....

Last but not least, the Mitten card. I saw the mitten idea online and added it to the easel card. Love the vintage colors too. There is glitter on the cuffs of the mittens and yes, you guessed it....shimmer spray on teh whole card. This was my favorite to make. 

Oh, and a couple of the ladies brought me a little gifty that they made too, but I will post those in the morning as it is getting late. Thanks ladies for a fun evening! Check back tomorrow, or uh, later today........goodnight!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

More Planners...

These are from my friend Deb. She did a great job and even came with the first one already done, but it's a mini scrapbook album with tags and such! It's awesome! Check it out...

 Isn't this adorable! Her planner turned out so nice too.

I have such fun getting together with friends to craft and stamp and scrapbook....the time spent together is priceless.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Crazy Ladies Planners...

Here are a few of the other planners we made on Monday night...
Flossie made this one. Jen blogged about hers here.... Check it out. I will post the others as I get the pics. A really fun project to do with friends.

Crazy Ladies Craft Night

My friend Cathy over at showed me the planner she made and I knew I had to make one. So, when it came time for our next craft night I decided to make these since the holidays are around the corner. The crazy ladies and I set out to make these and thru much trial and error and laughter, finally succeeded. We used a manila file folder, but you can also use a school pocket folder that doesn't have the binder tabs in it. We used a variety of Christmas papers, but you can use stamps, or whatever you like to decorate. 

Here is the inside. It holds different planning and organizing documents. These were found on  I will be offering a class on making these in November as well. Contact me for more information. 

Christmas Star Book Mini Album

Hi! I'm back with another fun project. It's actually not a new project as I did several of these albums for the craft fair I participated in earlier this month. This one however was done with only Stampin'Up! products and paper. The inside pages were stamped and sponged and I love the way it turned out! I used the Christmas Cheer Scrapbook kit and the Serene Snowflakes Stamp set.  Also used were Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla, and Marina Mist papers.
 These are just a few of the pages. I can't wait to put my own pictures in this one, it's for me! I will be offering a class on making these wonderful gifts in November. You can check out my schedule on my SU website
 There are stickers that come in the scrapbook kit too.
 The additional embellishments are easy and fun to put together.
This is my favorite part of the book, the pockets with tags. When I was finished I sprayed the whole book with Shimmer Spray. You can't see it in these pics but these pages sparkle/shimmer. Thanks for letting me share! Let me know if you are interested in taking the class.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Crazy Stamp Lady: Stampin'Up! Clearance Rack Blitz!!!

The Crazy Stamp Lady: Stampin'Up! Clearance Rack Blitz!!!: Clearance Sale ends on Oct. 18th.....Get em' while you can!!!
"NEWS FLASH: CLEARANCE RACK BLITZ!!! Stampin' Up! has added over 200 discontinued items to the Clearance Rack effective today! Up to 80% ..."

Handmade Holiday with Stampin'Up! and ME!

Just in time for your holiday scrapbooking, cardmaking, and papercrafting......Stampin'Up! has created some fantastic bundles of stamps and supplies at these great prices! Get your Christmas cards and gifts going with these wonderful products. Check out the flyer here..... or contact me for more information! I will be hosting several Christmas card classes and a Christmas Extravaganza to help you create these wonderful gifts and other holiday items so check out my website for dates and class info.

Announcing Stampin'Up! My Digital Studio Design Contest!!

Stampin'Up! is hosting their very first My Digital Studio contest! Five customers and five demonstrators will be awarded a prize valued at $400! How great is that? All you have to do is design and create a digital card and two single scrapbook page layouts using only My Digital Studio content. What a great way to show off your digital skills and earn a fabulous prize! Contact me or go to WWW.STAMPINUP.COM/MDSCONTEST for more information.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Stampin'Up! Clearance Rack Blitz!!!

NEWS FLASH:  CLEARANCE RACK BLITZ!!!  Stampin' Up! has added over 200 discontinued items to the Clearance Rack effective today!  Up to 80% off while supplies last.
About the Clearance Rack Blitz:
  • Orders for Clearance Rack items can be placed through my Online Store or through me personally.
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin’ Rewards.
  • While the Blitz last from October 5–18, some items, depending on availability, may be made available in the Clearance Rack in the future.
  • All discontinued items are available only while supplies last.
  • All sales of discontinued items are final.
  • Go to: . Find the SHOP tab, and select Clearance Rack from the menu on the left. You can order 24/7 from my site.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Tea Time...

Last weekend, my dear friend Jill invited me to a tea party.  "A tea party! What fun!" I replied with an enthusiastic YES! Little did I know how much fun it would be. Not only did Jill set a fabulous table but she had the most scrumptious tea sandwiches, crumpets, scones, and a lovely apple tart. I immediately felt special just walking in and seeing the table set to the nines! She had invited a few other ladies that she had previously worked with and a new friend she had recently made as well. Little did I know that her new friend was the one serving us all the delicious teas. Let me tell you....these were no ordinary teas. We had so many teas.....Lavender, Rose, and even chocolate...yes, CHOCOLATE....OMG!! Can you say YUMMMM! I've never tasted so many delicious teas and the lovely ladies that Jill invited were so much fun to talk to as was Jill and Lisa! The party broke up about 2 1/2 hours after it began but Lisa, Jill, and I stayed and talked, and talked, and talked. It was the most fun I'd had in a long time. I just wanted to say thanks to Jill for making me feel really special and sharing your special friends with me! Here's a picture of what her table looked like.