Thursday, November 29, 2007


I haven't had a chance to post one thing to my blog this week. The beginning of the week, I started working on my holiday cards. They are coming out cute but I need to pick up the pace.

Well enough of that. Time for the TGI FRIDAY FREEBIE! This week is a bunch of holiday items. They would be great to make gift tags, cards or some cute scrapbook pages.The winner will receive two stamps, one says "Merry Christmas" and the other one has a package on it and says "Do not Open till Christmas". Then there are two packages of stickers, both holiday related.
To enter the Freebie, just leave a comment on this post containing your comment and name. Please, only one post per person. The winner will be selected by and annouced on Monday, December 3rd, at noon CST. Don't forget to check back to see if you are the lucky winner.
Here's your question... Are you giving any handmade gifts this year? Anything that is stamped maybe? If so, share what types of items you are giving.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Double Pocket Baby Card

From the first time I saw this style of card, I wanted to try one out. Some good friends of ours are expecting a baby. Her baby shower is in December and since we now live 2000 miles away from them, I can't make it. This card came to mind and I knew it would be perfect!

The card has two pockets, one at the top for a little tag and one below that. I have a Target gift card in the bottom pocket.I used Cutie Pie Designer paper as I thought it was fitting for a little girl (they are having a girl). The card looks so happy and bright.
I would like to take a moment and wish each of you a blessed Thanksgiving! Enjoy the day, the food, the company, the football and maybe some stamping ;-) However you celebrate, Enjoy!

Monday, November 19, 2007

TGI Friday Freebie Winner Is....

And the winner is... Meighan W. Congratulations!

This is what Meighan shared that is on her Wish List:
On my wish list is the Basic Brocade stamp set and the Brocade Background designer series papers. I think they are beautiful and look so great together.

Meighan, please contact me so I can mail out your goodies.

So many of you had some great items on your Wish List. Many of them are on mine as well. My number one item to get myself for Christmas is the Crop-A-Dile. That tool does so much and with such ease.

Since I like to start my holiday shopping early, I thought it would be fun to help you all get motivated as well. So, here is your incentive to start shopping now! (or get your loved ones shopping for you!)

The first 10 people to email me with a $30 merchandise order, will receive free shipping! So pass that Wish List onto your loved ones and have them contact me with their order. I accept PayPal and checks. This offer expires at noon CST Monday, November 26th, so act now!

Thanks to everyone that left a comment and visits my blog. Have a great day!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Weekend Sketch Challenge 28

Since was making a card for a good friend of mine, I figured I would use the Sketch Challenge as my layout. Beate's Blog has some really cute samples. Mine is very close to Beate's design except I changed the paper. When I put this card together, it was late last night. I think my creativity was already sleeping!

The Wintergreen paper is great to use for all occassions not just Christmas. I really like the colors in this paper.


Stamps: Simply Said

Ink: Basic Black, Always Artichoke

Paper: Wintergreen DS paper, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Soft Sky

Accessories: Hemp Twine, Vintage Brads, Scallop Punch, Circle Punch

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Here is your TGI FRIDAY FREEBIE for this week....

You have the chance to win 2 Accent & Elements Love Note sheets, 1 Accent & Elements Little Reminder sheet and a bag of punched flowers with one stamp that says "From the Kitchen of'. With all the holiday baking going on, this stamp will be the perfect addition to your goodies.

To enter the Freebie, just leave a comment on this post containing your comment and name. Please, only one post per person. The winner will be selected by and annouced on Monday, November 19th at noon CST. So don't forget to check back to see if you are the lucky winner.

Here's your question... Are you putting Stampin' UP! products and/or Stampin' UP! Gift Certificates on your Wish List for the holidays? If so, what products are you asking for?

Have a great Friday!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Stampin' UP! Reminders

Just wanted to give you some dates to remember! The Stampin' UP! Holiday Mini Catalog ends November 30th.
Also the Paper Party Promotion, buy 3 Designer Series Papers and get 1 FREE, ends November 30th.

Here is a list of coordinating card stock and ink colors for each package of printed Designer Series Paper:
Outlaw - Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla
Brocade Backgrounds - Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, River Rock
Fall Flowers - Old Olive, Really Rust, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky
Linen Prints - Always Apricot, Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Pink Passion
Porcelain Prints - Blue Bayou, River Rock, Wild Wasabi
Le Jardin - River Rock, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Uptown - Almost Amethyst, Basic Gray, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi
Wintergreen - Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Sage Shadow, Soft Sky
Flowers for You - Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise
Petals & Paisleys - Certainly Celery, Taken w/Teal, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron
Creepy Crawly - Basic Black, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust
Notations No. 2 - More Mustard, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi
Charbon - Basic Gray, Very Vanilla
Cerise - Real Red, Very Vanilla
Dashing - Old Olive, Real Red, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Cutie Pie - Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, So Saffron
Darling Doodles - Brocade Blue, Groovy Guava, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi
Prints - These papers come in twelve patterns of one color per pack:
Lovely Lilac, Almost Amethyst, Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue, Blue Bayou, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, River Rock, So Saffron, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie, Groovy Guava, Rose Red
Hoilday Mini Catalog:
Apple Cider - Close to Cocoa, River Rock, Really Rust, Wild Wasabi
Holiday Harmony - Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate, River Rock

The new Spring/Summer Collection 2008 Catalog will be available in January. That means that the discontinued and dormant stamp list will be available December 1st. The discontinued accessories list will be available December 10th.

Contact me today to place your order from the Holiday Mini, Paper Promotion or from the Fall/Winter Catalog.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Quick and Easy Birthday Card

Don't you love when you realize that you have 2 days to get a birthday card in the mail? Well, that's what happened to me today. I needed a card that was quick, easy and cute. What else better to use than a Stampin' Wheel!

Isn't this the cutest card? And it took only minutes to make! Next time you need that quick card, try using a Stampin' Wheel.


Stamps: Dilly Dally Party Jumbo Wheel, It's Your Birthday

Ink: Basic Black, Bold Bright Markers

Paper: Gable Green, Pink Passion, Whisper White

Accessories: Ribbon (retired)

Have fun stamping!

Monday, November 12, 2007

TGI Friday Freebie Winner Is....

Congratulations to Tamara Wheeler!

Tamara wins the Love Notes, Pocket Notes and White Organdy Ribbon. How fun. Tamara, please contact me with your information so I can send out your goodies.

Tamara shared that her favorite color combo is Celery Green and Tan. Very pretty. I encourage everyone to check out the comments on the giveaway post to see all the great color combos that people posted. I'm going to try them out for sure. Thank you all for sharing and giving us some good ideas.

I have to say that I am hooked on Blue Bayou right now. So anything that I can get to go with that, I am using. It's funny I like that color because I'm not a big blue person! Plus the colors in the Wintergreen paper are a favorite too.

Have a great week and thanks for all your comments.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Weekend Sketch Challenge 27

Beate has a Weekend Sketch Challenge each week. The design was so different and nothing that I would have thought of. You can check out the details of challenge here.

This is my first time entering so I'm a little excited. Here is my card. Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you think!I knew I would use Wintergreen Designer Paper so the colors were easy to pick. Did you notice that I didn't use any stamps on this card!
(Sorry for the glare on the photo. I need some tips on shooting my cards.)

Stamps: None
Paper: Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Sky Blue, Wintergreen DS Paper
Ink: Sky Blue, Versamark
Accessories: Sky Blue ribbon, Ice Brads, Photos Corners punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Coluzzle, Old Olive Wide ribbon, dimensionals, Iridescent Ice Emboss Powder ,On Board Garland Greetings

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 8, 2007


Happy Friday Everyone! It's time for another TGI FRIDAY FREEBIE. What a great way to end the week.
Today's FREEBIE is...

Four Violet Pocket Notes with envelopes, Four Pretty in Pink Love Notes with envelopes and a new, unopened spool of White Organdy Ribbon!

To enter the FREEBIE, just leave a comment on this post sharing:

Your favorite color combo to use on your projects. It can be your card stock and ink combo or just your card stock combo. I know mine!

The winner will be randomly drawn on Monday, November 12th at noon CST and annouced on this blog. Be sure to share this blog with your family, friends, co-workers, they will thank you.

Just a reminder, check back on Monday to see if you are the winner. Some people have won but never claimed their prize!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday SplitCoast Challenge

Yesterday was SplitCoastStampers Card Sketches Challenge day. They give you the sketch or layout and you do the rest! I thought the sketch looked like it would be fun, so I got out my stamps. I'm really happy with the way this card turned out. Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks p.96
Paper: Sky Blue, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Wintergreen Designer Series Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Sky Blue Double Stitched Ribbon, dimensionals

The Wintergreen Designer paper is so pretty. The colors are so crisp.

Contact me today if you need any of these supplies to make this card!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Happy Birthday to my big sister, Debbie!

My sister's birthday is Friday, so I made her card today. Since her birthday is in November, I tried to use colors beside Autumn colors. Don't you love this combo? Blue Bayou might be my new favorite card stock!

The recipe for this card is:

Stamps: Simply Said (p. 76) 106598

Paper: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Naturals White, Wintergreen Designer Paper

Ink: Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Vintage Brads, Soft Sky ribbon

Need supplies to make this card? Contact me today to place your order.

TGI Friday Freebie Winner Is....

Congratulations to Jolie Newman!!

Jolie is the winner of the CTMH Brads and Just Blossoms. Jolie, please contact me with your information so I can mail your goodies to you.

Jolie shared that her favorite paper is Cutie Pie. Her complete comment is at the end of this post.

Thank you to everyone that took the time to leave a comment. Be sure to mark Friday on your calendar enter the TGI Friday Freebie's!

So many of you had such great ideas on how to use the paper, from cards to scrapbook pages to altered items. It really does dress up a project!

My current favorite is Apple Cider in the Holiday Mini. Those colors are just so great.

If you haven't tried the Designer Papers from Stampin' UP!, you won't be dissappointed. And there is a large selection to choose from. Check them out in the Fall/Winter Catalog today.

Then contact me today to place your order. Take advantage of the November Special, buy 3 get 1 FREE!

Have a great week!

This is what Jolie had to say about her favorite Designer Papers:
"My favorite designer series paper is the cutie pie...that is this week it is! I'm loving using patterened paper on my cards...a little paper...a stamped image...some ribbon and you're done!!! Makes card making so quick and easy! LOVE IT!"

Party Paper Promotion!

If you are like me, you love a great deal. Stampin' UP! has just that deal for you!
Stock up for all your upcoming projects with Stampin’ Up!®’s exclusive double-sided Designer Series paper. They’ve got so many pretty patterned papers to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect patterns to help you show off your unique crafting style.

And the best part is, you’ll get a FREE pack of Designer Series paper ($9.95 value) for every three packs you buy—no limits, no restrictions!
See pages 170–173 of our Fall-Winter Collection 2007 or our Holiday Mini Collection to see all our Designer Series paper. Or visit us on the web at for free fall Designer Series paper project ideas.
Contact me today 626.676.5827 or email me to place your order!

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Did this week fly by or what? And November is here as well. That means it is time to start those holiday projects!

But now it is time for the TGI FRIDAY FREEBIE!

The giveaway for this week is a tube of 'Just Blooms' from Close To My Heart in Autumn Colors and a tube of Autumn Harvest Bigger Brads from Close To My Heart.

The question is in honor of the Stampin UP! November Promo - Paper Party. Receive a FREE pack of Designer Series paper for every three packs you purchase!

To enter to win these great items, leave me a comment on this post sharing:

Which is your favorite Designer Series Paper and how do you like to use your paper! Do you like to make cards, scrapbook pages, 3-D items...

The winner will be randomly drawn on Monday, November 5th at noon CST and annouced on this blog. Be sure to share this blog with your family, friends, co-workers, they will thank you.

Interested in the Paper Party Promo? Contact me today to place your order!

Good Luck and have a wonderful weekend.