My Burlap Bag

  A  long time ago, I heard a story about putting all your worries in a burlap bag and leaving them.  When I saw this card, I thought of that story.  Stamping is my burlap bag.  When I stamp, all my worries seem to disappear putting my mind at peace and surely lowering my blood pressure.  Great therapy–I highly recommend it.

 Inspiration:  Becky Roberts

Cardstoc k:  Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Twitterpated DSP
Stamp Set:
Itty Bitty Banners
Tools & Accessories:   Sizzix Big Shot, Fun Flowers die, Stripes Embossing Folder, Itty Bitty Banners Framelits,  Rich Regals Buttons, Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon, Corner Rounder, Burlap, Glue Dots


Posted on : Aug 02 2012
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Papillon Potpourri

Whew!  Thank goodness for Wikipedia to figure out the name of this darling stamp set.  Papillon is another name for a butterfly.  Easy peasy.  So now that I know why it’s named this, I can tell you that I have milked this card for all it’s worth!!

First, I featured it a s sneak peek for my July Stamp Camp (they loved it).  Then I featured it as the make & take I did at the 7th Annual Luxury Mid-Summer Crop.  Perfect card to introduce scrapbookers to cardmaking and Stampin' UP!   Next I featured it at a Workshop earlier in the month.  (The hostess saw the Stamp Camp sneak peek and asked for it.)   The ladies that came to the Christmas Cards for Soldiers event got to do it as a make & take.  And lastly, I sent this card out to several friends and potential customers.

Stunning is all I can say about this card.   Those pearls are beautious!!

Inspiration:  Lee Conrey

Stamp Set:  Papillon Potpourri (inside and outside), Curly Cute (inside)
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder
Ink:  Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade
Sizzix Big Shot, Chevron Embossing Folder, Butterfly Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals, Bowmaker


Posted on : Aug 01 2012
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Reason to Smile

This card is made with the July Stampin' UP! promotional Reason to Smile stamp set.  Only $5.00 (wood or clear mount) with a $50.00 qualifying order.  Very versatile & sweet stamp set.

 Inspired by:  Cynthia Milla

Stamps: Reason To Smile (available July ONLY), Lacy & Lovely
Paper:  Whisper White
Ink:  Black StazOn, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Tools and Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Blender Pen, Daffodil Delight
¼” grosgrain ribbon, square punch

Posted on : Jul 30 2012
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Pearly White

I have seen this card everywhere.  Pinterest, Facebook, Stampin’ Connection, Blogs.  The origin is from the very talented Lee Conrey.  It is a beautiful card with a soft and stunning presence.  It's suitable for many occasstions and SO VERY EASY to make.  I did not stamp the front of this card as I didn’t want to take anything away from the charisma.  My customer’s had a choice of sentiments they could use for the inside.

And wouldn’t you know it!  The Lace Ribbon Border Punch is retiring at the end of this month.  The palm of my hand just went to my forehead.

Pearly White

Paper:  Blushing Bride and Whisper White Cardstock
Tools & Accessories:  Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Basic Pearls, 5/8" Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Peg Bow Maker, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Posted on : May 27 2012
Posted under Birthdays, Engagement & Wedding, Friendshp, Gift Card, Occasions, Thank You |

Thanks a Million

I came in second place in sales for the first quarter of this year in the TOPICS! (Touching Others with Paper, Ink, Creativity and Stamps!) Stampers Group  based out of Katy, TX and the Pieces of Heart Stampers Group founded here in St. Louis.  The top sales honor went to my dear friend Judy Sumner.  For this achievement, I was privileged to receive a Million Dollar Prize from Penny Thomas, leader of the TOPICS! Stampers Group .  The prize consisted of a box of Stampin’ UP! products such as  Whisper White cardstock, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive and other things I use on a regular basis.  They're like bread, milk & eggs for your kitchen. 

I have a great group of customers who made this happen and I am blessed to have them.  The people who I meet in connection with Stampin’ UP! are some the best people you will ever meet hands down. 

I sent this Z fold card to Penny thanking her for such generosity.   

Inspiration:  Lee Conrey

Stamps:  Word Play
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, Lucky Limeade, Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Real Red
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot.  Scallop Square Duo Die, Flower Daisies 2 Die,  Summer Smooches Fabrid Brads (sold out), Dimensionals

Posted on : May 02 2012
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Double D Bow Maker

This card tied for first as the favorite at last week’s stamp camp.  It’s very simple but exceedingly elegant.  It could be used for many occassions and I believe my stampers used all of the sentiments in the Perfectly Penned stamp set to make their card their own.  

I know what you’re thinking.  What about that bow?  Well it just so happens that I have a new toy.  Love new toys.  I got this bow maker from Glenda Galkin, a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from Michigan.  Glenda’s sixth grade son Dean, is making these using the skills he learned in wood shop at school.  If you know anything about me, you know that I am an absolute sap when it comes to helping entrepreneurial kids.  Even better when it fills one of my tool junky squares.

If you’re interested, you can purchase the Double-D Bow Maker at Glenda Galkin’s website. There’s a video that tells the whole story. Once you receive your bow maker, you will be provided a link to a detailed video tutorial that shows several ways to use the bow maker.

Another unique concept about this card is the structure.  The base of the card is 5 ½” x 4 ¼”.  This card is made with Basic Black Card Stock.  The Whisper White Card Stock is cut at 10 ½” by 4”, folded & scored in half and mounted to the Basic Black Card Stock.  I received this card for free as a bonus with my bow maker.  What a deal for the Queen of Copy!


Fresh Vintage Stamp Set

Stamp Set:  Fresh Vintage Stamp Set, Perfectly Penned
Ink:  Stazon Black
Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Labels Collections Framelits Die, Basic Pearls, 3/8” Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Adhesive

Posted on : Mar 23 2012
Posted under Occasions, Thank You |