Cookie Monster

Not feeling too well. Not well enough to get out and about but enough energy to play around with MDS.  I used the Downtown Grunge Designer Series Paper and coordinating embellishments for the theme.  I created the Cookie Monster embellishments with punches.  A fun project for a cute photo.  I can say it's cute because I (Grandma) didn't have to clean up the mess.

Posted on : Dec 28 2012
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Customer Appreciation

This past Sunday, my Stampin’ UP! demonstrator pals Judy Sumner, Mary Taylor and I hosted a Customer Appreciation Soiree to express gratitude to our clients for their support and friendship.  We had three make & takes for them to do and a table spread with lots of delicious food & beverages.  I also gave a short tutorial on how to use the My Design Studio 2 software to color a stamp using a variety of colors as in the Tweet Leaves card. 

Our distinguished  guest was our upline and friend, Pam D’Urso who came from Mahomet, IL to be with us.  Her presence made our day extra special.

All three of us were totally wrapped up in the day that we forgot to take pictures.   Maybe next time.

These are the make & takes from this lovely afternoon. 

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Posted on : Dec 04 2012
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Hybrid Cardmaking

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Purchasing Stampin’ UP!’s MDS-2 digital has been one of my round-to-its.  Last week, I surfed across a U-Tube tutorial by Sage Kimble showing in detail, how to color a stamp using multiple colors.  Don’t ask me how I got there, I just did.  It gave me the perfect reason to get around to it.   I purchased the MDS-2 upgrade, downloaded it, installed it and then open up the software.  After that, Sage’s instructions walked me step by step on how to color the digital stamp.   Once colored, I exported the file as a jpeg and it was ready to print.  All this with going through only a half a bag of chocolate.

The Tweet Leaves image is the only digital image on this card.   My customer’s at Saturday’s stamp camp were ever so happy that they didn’t  to color the image with markers.

The MDS-2 software is now half price which makes it a fantastic bargain with endless possibilities.

MDS-2:  Tweet Leaves
Stamps:  Sweet Essentials
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Midnight Muse, Cajun Craze
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Stripes Embossing Folder, Designer Ribbon Slides

Posted on : Nov 19 2012
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Generations Above


This is my Aunt Ruth who is the last living sibling of my mom's generation.  She lives in Branson, MO.


This page is dedicated to my Grandma, Mom and Aunt Polly who were the best of our family.  They were our role-models in every sense.  A real tear-jerker to everyone who sees this book.  If they were still with us, they would be bawling their eyes out too at how awesome our family is today.

Posted on : Jul 11 2010
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Susan & Her Girls


Susan is my first cousin and Chuck's sister.  Her last visit to St. Louis was also about 25 years ago.  We also keep in touch with on Facebook.   She is one busy lady with 5 kids and 2 grandchildren. She takes the best pictures so we get to see a lot of what's going on in her life.  I really, really enjoy family pictures.

Want to know a secret?  All these years our family in St. Louis has called Susan "Susie." 


Susan's girls are beauties aren't they? 

Note:  These pages were created using Stampin' UPs My Design Studio digital software.  I'm getting better at it everytime I use it.

Posted on : Jul 08 2010
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