Wednesday, December 29, 2010

OCCASIONS MINI CATALOG SHARE - get a lot for a little!

***Button & Brad Share - $9.71
All the new buttons and Brads in the Occasions Mini Catalog
- 1 each of 3 designs in 4 colors (2 sets)
- 1 each of 6 designs (Fabric Designer Brads)
Ordered individually they would cost you $31.80 plus tax

***Paper Share -$14.50
All the new Designer Paper in the Occasions Mini Catalog
- 6 x 6 piece of each designer paper
Ordered individually they would cost you $60.70 plus tax

***Ribbon Share - $16.65
All the Ribbon available in the Occasions Mini Catalog including the POM-POM Trim
- 2 yrds each of 7 colors of 1/2 " Seam Binding Ribbon
- 1 yrd each of 3 colors of Pompom Trim
Ordered individually they would cost you $74.97 plus tax

******I WANT IT ALL SHARE - BEST DEAL - $36.15 Buttons, Paper and Ribbon all in one box, a $4.71 savings from ordering separately above, and if you ordered them individually from Stampin up it would cost you $161.42 plus your state tax.
SO if you would like to be included in my share, please e-mail me at Let me know which shares you would like and drop a check to me in the mail. When I get 4 people registered for the share and paid I will order for you and you will have a lot of fun toys to play with and see which one you really love. I can start ordering on January 4th, (the day the catalog goes live), The day it gets here, it will be sorted, cut, packaged and out to you the next day for those of you that live out of town.

Organization and Storage in my stamp room

Over the weekend I was cleaning and creating and organizing my "stuff" so I could find everything without spending my time looking for tools etc. Well I love this old aqua McCoy mixing bowl and I thought what a great place to store my clear mount blocks. I love the look and now I have tons more things to organize. Hope you like the idea, look around at things you love (not necessarily in the craft area of your home - I found this in the kitchen) I just love the clear acrylic against that beautiful blue. One of my favorite colors. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Happy Birthday for MIL and SU Leadership Swaps

Tonight I was designing some of my swap pieces for leadership and I was using the coffee table as my work space so I could be in the same room as my husband. He looked at the "mess" on the table and said oh honey can you make a birthday card for my mom and of course I said yes. The card below is the one I came up with using the new "Framed Tulips" Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from the new Occasions mini catalog. I love that look. Supplies:
Pear Pazazz Card Stock- 119795
Greenhouse Gala DSP Paper-117167
Marina Mist Card Stock- 119682
Whisper White Card Stock-100730
lLinen Thread- 101199
Small Heart Punch-117193
Small Oval Punch-119863
Large Oval Punch-119855
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch-119275

This is the simply adorned swap I am in and I can't wait to get new ideas for these since I am offering a class Jan using these cute inserts and Charm. Check here for information on that class Feb 1st. Class fee is $25.00 which includes the charm. You will need to prepay by Jan 19th so I can order your charm for you. Email me to reserve your spot and drop a check in the mail to confirm.
One swap finished, several to go:
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Sneek Peek 2- Valentine Defined

This is another fun card I made for a small 3 person swap last week. We used to swap several years ago in a little group and recently found each other again. What fun it is to catch up with old friends. I love this stamp set from the new Occasions Mini catalog. Supplies:
Valentine Defined Stamp Set-123057 clear mount
Rose Red Card Stock-102544
Rose Red Classic Ink- 101778
Whisper White Cardstock-100730
Crum Cake Cardstock-120953
Small Heart Punch- 117193
Jewelry Tag Punch- 117190
Eyelet Border Punch- 119853
(also the pinking hearts border would have looked cute117649)
Thanks for stopping by!

Sneek Peak- Occasions Mini-Valentine Defined

I have been working on samples for swaps for Leadership in a few weeks and for some of my upcoming classes. This one is using the new set from the Occasions mini catalog Valentine Defined. You will be able to order this on January 4th. I have more ideas that I am working on, so check back real soon. Supplies used: Real Red Cardstock: 102482 Whisper White Cardstock: 100730 Real Red Clasic Ink: 102133 Real Red Taffeta 1/8" Ribbon: 119251 Small Heart Punch: 117193 Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

My First Blog Candy-

Ok this is my first blog candy and I hope you like it. I have been cleaning out my stamp room today and found this cute swap I was in a couple of years ago. This swap was an A-Z monogram (retired sets), a couple letters are missing, a few are plain most are decorated and I have a couple of duplicate letters; these are 6x6 scrapbook pages. This would be a cute set for a child learning the alphabet; or could be used any way you wish. The first person to make a comment on my blog will win. I am going to be offering blog candy in the future, so make sure you continue to come back to see what I have next.
Happy Stampin!

Merry Christmas from our house to yours

While waiting for pictures that my daughter in law took I thought I would blog today with at least a picture of my tree this year. I had camera problems earlier before we opened gifts(so no packages under the tree) the one I did take was fuzzy.

I hope all your wishes came true and you were blessed as we were. This year we were blessed to have my youngest son Eric and his wife Chrissy overnight for Christmas Eve and we had such a wonderful time. One of my best gifts was a trumpet concert from my 10 year old grandson by phone. He has just started taking lessons this year and it was such a treat to hear him play for us. Thank you Jacob. We miss you!
I am so thankful for all that God has given us this year and pray for our troops to come home soon!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Stampin' Up! Filled With Love Promotion

Valentine's Day is closer than you think. Did you know that Valentine's Day is the second highest card-giving holiday (Christmas is first, of course)?

From December 17, 2010, through January 24, 2011, receive a FREE package of Bitty Buttons (a $4.95 value) when you purchase a Stampin' Up! Filled with Love Bundle. The Filled with Love Bundle contains the Filled with Love Stamp Set (in wood-mount or clear-mount) and the exclusive Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack. When combined with the Bitty Buttons, you'll have the makings for beautiful Valentines!

Thanks for looking, Frances Check my website for more details: click here for flyer

Filled with Love Promotion–FREE BITTY BUTTONS!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Snoopy, in a Charlie Brown Christmas

I have to admit this was the MOST labor intense card I have ever made BUT when I saw it on Carrie Gaskins blog I knew I had to try to make one. Mine is not exactly like hers but close. I did case her idea and my son and grandson are going to love this card. I used all punches except for Merry Christmas from the Loads of Love stamp set. Thank you Carrie for your fabulous inspiration.

Friday, December 3, 2010


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