Monday, December 29, 2014

I'm baaaack!  My apologies for not having posted since November but with our family Christmas celebration over Thanksgiving and then the real Christmas season, well you all know how crazy Christmas season is.  I created the card above for my dear daughter-in-law, Lexie's birthday a few weeks ago.  Lexie loves daisies and yellow so this seems just right especially since winter started awfully early here in WI.  It's just a little taste of spring to come though a few months to go!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Last and probably favorite card from the card making event 11/20/14

I inked up the Gorgeous Grunge stamp with Blackberry Bliss and then without reinking stamped 2 more times making the different shades from left to right.  I used the small flower from the Itty Bitty Accents punch set.
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2 more cards we made at the 11/20/14 card making event:

I stamped off once on top arc of Island Indigo, stamped center arc with Blue Lagoon then without reinking, stamped bottom arc.  Same stamping off technique used on bottom 2 zig zags. Stamped heart and then punched out with heart punch of Itty Bitty Accents set and then popped up with a dimensional.
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This is another sample card from the 11/20/14 card making event

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Successful card making event yesterday with 14 women from my church group

Oops I used a retired embossing frame on this card.  You could substitute the Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing folder and use the scalloped oval to punch in blackberry bliss card stock as backing for the sentiment from Wetlands and stamp the sentiment on a punched large oval of Whisper White card stock and pop it up on a dimensional to match the dimensional under mosaic punched image.
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Yesterday I helped 15 women of our church group make cards. These are the sample cards I created to help guide them through the process. They split into 5 groups of 3 to make 2 cards of the design their team worked on. One card made by each woman was donated to our Social Concerns Committee to be sent to our shut ins and the other one the ladies each took home to send to a friend or family member. Only 2 of the 15 women had ever stamped before. We all had so much fun. What a delightful afternoon to spend with some lovely ladies. I love when I get to share my love of stamping. We uncovered some hidden talents today. The cards turned out great.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Whoooo turned 1?

My husband and I attended our friends' granddaughter, Hattie and Hannah's first "owl themed" birthday party last week.  I made these 2 cards so they'd each have similar cards but not exactly the same.  We had so much fun and I think my favorite part was when Hattie and Hannah got frosting and cake all over their sweet faces as they ate their owl cupcakes!

Just a few comments related to the supplies listed below:
1) I used 2 retired products when I made these cards; the ruffled ribbon and the googly eyes but you can easily substitute the washi tape and the eyes that come in the owl builder punch!  Also, I don't have the 1-3/4 inch scallop punch so I used the 2nd smallest framelit from the Framed framelits so you have your choice of the supplies listed below.  Lastly, since I made these two fairly similar cards, you can choose which one you make.  I listed the supplies I used for BOTH cards!  Hope you enjoyed these cute little owl cards!
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wood Grain EF card

I created this card for my nephew, Sam, who graduated from high school in Sussex, WI this past summer and now is attending UW Stout!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Welome Treasure Hunters for the Fall LNS Blog Hop 2014!  I've made a special tab for the Treasure Hunt to make it easier to find my clue!  The Wood Grain Embossing Folder!  Good luck on your treasure hunting adventure!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Something For YOU!

I would like to get to know my fellow stampers and friends better. Please respond to the following questions that I think will help me know you better! The better I know your personal interests, the better I can serve you as your Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  Also I will have more insight on what type of cards you might like to make and also what type of prizes for my drawings you might like!          

1) What does your best day ever look like, please list at least 4 components.
2) Are you married?
3) Do you have children? Grandchildren? Please tell me about them.
4) Do you have a pet(s)? What is his/her/their name(s)? Name 1 fun thing.
5) What... do you do to relax?
6) Please share your favorite childhood memory.
7) What is your most interesting hobby or interest?
8) What is your favorite and least favorite food?
9) How many siblings do you have? Where do you fit in the birth order?
10) What is the book you've read that has really stayed with you & why?

Thank you for sharing a little part of yourself with me! I do hope you have fun answering some or all of these questions of mine! Please email me your answers to the above survey to:  Happy stamping!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

I just saw this stamp set in person today!  It is awesome as there are so many occasions listed and it's versatile in the way you can put sentiments together to make them more personal.  When you hostess a demonstration all you have to do is get $300 in sales and this stamp is yours free from now through Oct 31, 2014.  The neat thing is that you still receive all the usual benefits as a hostess like free merchandise and/or your choice of quite a number of hostess stamp sets that are all incredible values that are only available to hostesses.  A hostess with $400 in sales earns you your choice of any product item at 50% off besides free merchandise!  It's a fun time with your friends stamping cards and learning more about what Stampin' Up! has to offer.  If you would like, you may hostess your event in my home in Lakewood, WI.  There's also a "catalog event" that you can let your friends browse the either the annual and or holiday catalogs and and take orders from those interested  in joining the stamping fun!  Comment here or call me at 920-680-2946 if you have any questions or are interested in this Free Exclusive Stamp Set by being a hostess at one of my demonstrator parties.  Remember, those of us who live in the north have to get through long winters and stamping is a fun & creative way to use your time!
Happy Stamping.  I just LOVE stamping and would love to share the fun with you!

Friday, September 12, 2014

A glittery card for my sister's birthday

I cased this card from Francis Martin a Stampin' Up demonstrator.
All products are from Stampin' Up!
Cardstock:`Whisper White
                   Rich Razzleberry
                   DSP of your choice. I chose Blue Sky for my card front & Rich Razzleberry DSP for 1
                   Elegant Butterfly and 2 Daffodil Delight DSPs for the other 2 Elegant Butterflies
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
        Daffodil Delight
Stamp set: Amazing Family ( just retired)
Pappillon Potpouri
Accessories: Vine Street Embossing folder, Versamark pad, heat and stick powder, Dazzling Diamonds, heat tool, Small Scallop Edgelit, 1/4 inch wide Daffodil Delight ribbon, Snail Adhesive, Elegant Butterfly Punch and Itty Bitty Butterfly Punch, Rhinestones, 1/8 inch hole punch

Card base: Whisper White 8-1/2 X 5-1/4 inches
Top layer: Blue DSP
Tag: Whisper White 4 X 2-1/2 inches with top corner cut off to make it appear to be a tag
Sentiment: Rich Razzleberry: 2 X 3 inches
                  Whisper White: 1-7/8 X 2-7/8 inches

1) I punched out 3 Elegant Butterflies out of each of the 3 DSPs and stamped 3 Itty Bitty Butterflies and punched them them out. I used snail adhesive to attach the Itty Bitty Butterflies to the corresponding colored DSP Elegant Butter flies.  I added 1 rhinestone to the head of each butterfly.
2) Run tag through the Big Shot using Vine Street embossing folder & punch 1/8 inch hole at top.
3) Thread Daffodil Delight ribbon through the punched hole.
4) Add Sky Blue DSP to card base.  Then attach tag to center of card on Sky Blue DSP with snail.
5) Stamp remaining Whisper White cardstock with Versemark and then stamp over Versemark with  Rich Razzleberry.  Working quickly cover sentiment with Heat and Stick Powder.Heat with                heat tool until powder shiny.  Cover sentiment with Dazzling Diamonds and heat to set.  Repeat the same process with the second sentiment.
6) Remaining Rich Razzleberry cardstock through Big Shot using Small Scallop Edgelit on 1 edge.
7) Attach the embossed sentiment cardstock to the Rich Razzleberry Scalloped Edge and attach to white embossed tag.
8) Pop one of the yellow butterflies on 1/2 dimensional & place other 2 butterflies with snail.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Brand New Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is now available to order from

It's hard to believe that we are already into September!  The temperatures are dropping lower in the evening and there's that fresh crisp scent of Autumn in the air.  Please contact me if you would like to browse through one of my Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogs or if you'd like, I would be happy to drop off a brand new Holiday Catalog to your home!  Just give me a call @ 920-680-2946!  Oh what fun we're going to have from Halloween, Thanksgiving to Christmas making hand crafted stamped cards and all kinds of projects I've got in mind for you.  We'll have so much fun stamping, talking and making new friends during the upcoming holidays!!  I do love to stamp!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The card that signifies patience to me

This is a card I cased (CASE=Copy And Share Everything) to cheer up my 5 year old grandson, Carter last month when he was struggling with a worsening of health problems.  I spent a lot of time on this card with the supplies I had and changed it up to work for me.  This card is called punch art because you punch out all the various ingredients of the card and then adhered them into an image. I had to modify my extra large punched pieces to the large size for Spidey's thighs, lower legs, upper and lower arms to make this work as I didn't have a large size punch.  Believe me the large size punch is now on the top of my Stampin' Up! wish list ordering form!  With much trial and error I ended up with this card.  I was pleased with my efforts and the joy I felt when little Carter called on my daughter-in-law, Erin's cell phone to thank you was well worth the effort!  Let's call it my own lesson in patience.  I'll be back soon to tell you about some of the really good specials Stampin' Up! is offering now but ending soon!  I can't wait to show you these great specials!

I have found the blog I've been searching for today!!

 Blog has been a challenge  to create but so worth it!!

Tuesday September 2, 2014

By checking out a Stampin' Up! fellow Boot Camper's  blog,Angelic Fletcher,  I finally found the dashboard of my own blog!  I've been working all week to try to figure out how to use my blog by using the book "Beginner Google Blogger" to guide me.  My computer screen didn't look anything like the examples in the book.  I was supposed to see dashboard in right upper corner and I explored everything on my site and could not find the dashboard!  According to the book the dashboard is how you access all the features of your blog!  So now I can finally share my love of stamping with all of you!  Welcome!  I'm a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like to be your personal coach to help you learn to love stamping with me, Vicki!  I will keep you posted (no pun intended) as my blog develops.  One thing I learned this week is PATIENCE!