Change is Good


I have been a Stampin’ Up! demo for 4 years now. So hard to believe…time has gone by so quickly. That means when I started my SU business my kids were in kindergarten, 3rd grade, and 6th grade. I now have a 4th grader, 7th grader, and a 10th grader. My life and responsibilities have shifted and changed. I haven’t been able to keep up with my blog like I had in the first 3 years. This has bothered me. {Read More}

Holiday Card Class …card #5


This is the last card of the bunch. I did make a few other cards when I was planning this box of cards but they didn’t make the cut for the class, mainly because they were a little more complicated. Not too difficult but I didn’t think I could teach how to do it and get it done in the allotted time. I will share them here so you can make them too. One of my favorite new products in {Read More}

The Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is HERE!


  The time has come. The 2014 Holiday catalog is live! Woo Hoo! I had customers WAITING to place an order this morning. This catalog is jam-packed with something for everyone! I want to share with you a great video from Stampin’ Up! ….making adorable star boxes from the star framelits: Be on the lookout for more of these great videos from Stampin’ Up! There are always wonderful ideas coming and let them inspire you to make the project as {Read More}

Holiday Card Class…Back to School… Weekly Deals


  This is the 4th of 5 cards I am sharing for my upcoming Holiday Card Class. This week is also back to school for my children. It is a strange mix of loving having them home but also excited to have them start a new adventure. Each year I try to get a picture of the kids on the front porch before school. Abigail was not in the mood. The boys are resigned to do it and get it {Read More}

September Holiday Card Class #3


Today’s featured card from my Holiday Collection is….. (I have been watching too much Project Runway, I am sounding like a designer LOL) As you can see, I am featuring the DSP in this collection of cards. I love using DSP stacks because it is such a good value and offers you so many coordinated paper choices! Product List Whisper White 8-1/2X11 Card Stock [100730] $8.50 Trim The Tree Designer Series Paper Stack [135824] $6.95 Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pad {Read More}

September Holiday Card Class card #2


Sharing my cards and box for my September Holiday Card Class this week… this is card #2 of 5. I love fast (CAS) cards that still look awesome. Usually the awesomeness comes from a great stamp and some cool DSP.┬áIn my opinion, this card has both. The interest and detail come from all the interesting detail in the stamp and the bold stripes finish off the card perfectly! I used retired taffeta ribbon but any white ribbon here will work. {Read More}

September Holiday Card Class card #1 + Weekly Deals


Yesterday I showed you the cute box we will be making in our September Holiday Card Class. Today, and in the days that will follow, I will share the cards we are making. This cute clean and simple card is my favorite of the group. I like that the tree details are similar to the ones on the box front. The middle tree is popped up using dimensionals and the little cherry cobbler baker’s twine bow is held in place {Read More}

September Holiday Card Class


This month we will be making 5 different holiday cards and a beautiful gift box to keep them in. The gift box will allow you to keep your cards tucked away until the perfect time to give one or it will allow you to make a gift to someone else of your beautiful hand-made cards. The gift box is made from Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, and Whisper White card stock, and finished with Trim the Tree DSP stack and Tag {Read More}

Card Club: Holiday Edition con’t


Today is the last of my card club (Holiday Edition) postings. We made a gift box, a gift card envelope, and a card. I try to order smart when I order from the Holiday catalog because it is easy to go a little crazy and want it all. I focused on the Festival of Trees bundle and all the different things that would work with it. I have kept my colors to Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso. Garden Green, Crumb Cake, {Read More}

Card Club: Holiday Edition con’t


  Isn’t this ADORABLE??? Where have you been all of these years of birthday parties??? I know this set of thinlits will be used over and over again as we are big fans of the gift card! I used the tree punch, that I purchased in a bundle, to add a little something to the front of the gift card envelope. This was fast and simple to make! I love adorable things that make me look super creative but really {Read More}