Friday, July 31, 2015

Today I'd like to feature a few more of my birthday cards...
Thank you to Dorinda ... you have come a long way baby ... love this card!!!
... and Alyse ... every one of your cards are beautiful!

Thank you for thinking of me ...
... and I forgot to mention in my last blog ... the convention was awesome!   Wait until you see the new Holiday Mini catalog.   OMG ... I want it all!   The catalogs should be arriving to you mid August.   You can start purchasing from the mini catalog September 1.   Now if you are a demonstrator, you can start purchasing August 4th.   Contact me at to see how you can join the fun.   Would love to have you on my team!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Birthday Cards

I recently celebrated my birthday while attending Stampin' Up convention in Salt Lake City.  When I returned home late Sunday night, I was blessed with many homemade cards from my stamping buddies, along with many beautiful purchased cards.  For the sake of my stamping blog, I'd like to share some of the homemade cards with you, my followers, over the next week or so.

While at convention I got inspired to try and make some videos.   So enjoy these cards until I get the videos rolling. ..

The first card is from Gayle.  Just love her cards..  Thank you Gayle...

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Fall Retreat Class Options

It's that time of year that our Fall Stamping Retreat near Asheville, NC is just around the corner and the teachers are busy, busy, busy getting their classes prepared.   Now it's your time to let us know which of the following five classes you would like to take!  Email me at to order your classes.  The charges for the classes and times are posted below.    

If you have not signed up for retreat but want to come, the deadline to register for fall retreat is July 31, 2015.    So HURRY ... we have 3 seats left!  Again, email me at to get your registration forms.

#1 - ONE SHEET COLLAGE WONDER - Neily Trump - $12
Friday @ 2 p.m.

We'll be creating our own unique 12 x 12 Designer Paper using scrap paper and glue, and maybe a little ink.  Then we'll cut our newly created paper to decorate 20 - yes! 20! - notecards for various occasions.
I'll supply:  20 notecards (5" x 3.5") with envelopes, 12" x 12" starter sheet of paper, assorted scrap Designer Series Paper, pre-cut greetings ("Hello", "Thanks", etc.), and 2-way glue pens.
You bring:  scissors, SNAIL, bone folder, favorite small stamps and punches (3/4" or smaller), scraps of Designer Series Paper, helpful (but optional) items to bring: non-stick kraft mat, paper trimmer.

#2 - BOYS TO MEN PUNCH ART CARDS -  Judie Fiegel - $12.00 
Saturday @ 2 p.m.

4 CARDS : 2 boys’ – Batman and Skateboards + 2 men’s – BBQ Apron and Bird on a Fencepost PLUS:  Illustrated ‘recipes’ for all 12 boys’ and all 22 men’s cards
I will provide: glue dots, dimensionals, double-sided tape, all card stock, as many pre-punched pieces as appropriate to make assembly of each card easier and something special.
You need to bring:   snips (there is just a little fussy cutting), another form of adhesive (if you have a favorite), and a smile.

#3 - CARDS ARE A PIECE OF CAKE  - The Tennessee Connection - Peggy and June - $12.00
Saturday @ 7 p.m.

These cards are a “piece of cake”!  In our class you’ll be making 5 cards (envelopes and inserts included) using the Build a Birthday stamp set, Cherry on Top DSP Pack, Cherry on Top Washi Tape, and sentiments from Endless Birthday Wishes and/or Endless Thanks stamp sets.  You’ll also receive a coordinating “to-go piece of cake” using the new Cutie Pie Thinlets.

#4 - LOTS OF CHRISTMAS JOY  - Alvie Deilman - $11
Saturday @ 9 a.m.

For this class you will make four (4) projects using the new Lots of Joy stamp set and the new Merry Moments DSP.

* Noel Ornament
* 25 cent Tree Mini Hershey treat holder
* Ornamental Ball Triple gift card holder 
* Merry Christmas Re-closeable treat card

Most pieces will be pre-cut and pre-scored.  Written instructions
for all projects will be included.  Candy also included. I’ll also
show how to easily convert the gift card holder from a triple
holder to a double holder and will provide an alternate use for
the ornament.

Supplies Used:  Stamp Sets:  Lots of Joy - Designer Paper:  Merry Moments - Card Stock (8 ½ x 11):  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Whisper White - Ink Pads:  Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Memento Black - Markers:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive - Accessories:  Real Red ¼” Cotton Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, Silver Metallic Baker’s Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels - Die Cutting/Embossing:  Big Shot, Lucky Stars embossing folder (retired), Gift Bow BigZ die - Punches:  Tree, Ornate Tag Topper, Bow Builder, 1” Square, 1 3/8” Circle, Postage Stamp (retired) - Scoring/Folding:  Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Envelope Punch Board - Adhesives:  Double sided tape, Tombow Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Supplies you need to bring to class:  Tombow Glue or glue of your choice (2-way Glue Pen is not sticky enough), Double sided tape, Snail or other adhesive of choice, Scissors/Snips & Bone Folder
#5 - 8 x 8 Collage Canvas Home Décor - Sherahl Weadon - $15
Friday @ 7 p.m.

Make a beautiful Home Décor project by inking and hand-stamping an 8x8 canvas with Stampin’ Up! Inks and then highlighting with special blocks of art created by you.  We’ll be using the following stamp sets:  Everything Eleanor, Gorgeous Grunge, Trust God and Papillion

Please bring to class:  SU! Inks (if you have them) Creamy Caramel, Marina Mist and Pacific Point, one SU
Sponge (cut in thirds), and Stampin’ Dimensionals. Make
sure your ink pads have been recently refilled.   Keep this work of art for yourself or give as a gift!