Sunday, August 18, 2013

After a long sabbattical...

I know I have been gone for ever, but I'm still kicking.  It has just been a really busy summer.  We didn't sustain massive tornado damage, but did have to have a new roof and have our truck repaired.  We finally got our truck back Friday!

On to more fun topics.  Like stamping!!  The new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is out and it has some great things in it.  One of them is banner kits.  Yes!  Kits!  The banners are made of canvas and have brass eyelets in them for stringing.  You can get a kit with stencils, and a couple of embellishment kits for decorating a banner for Halloween or Christmas.  I chose a couple of kits.  I just had to have the stencils and went with Halloween.

I had a blast putting this together.  I tried both spritzing and daubing ink on the background stencils.  Daubing worked better for me, but you may like spritzing.  The canvas pieces are 5"X7" and make quite a nice sized banner as you can see.

The Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit (132698 $9.99) comes with all kinds of fun things.  Paper and centers for 4 rosettes, w glittered die cut accents, 5 black faceted buttons, 5 Summer Starfruit buttons and ribbon galore!!

The kit with the stencils is called Build A Banner Simply Created Kit (133507 $19.99) comes with 18 canvas banners, 6 each of three designs, 9' of jute twine, a Stampin' Spritzer, and image and alphabet stencils.

You can also purchase more canvas banners (18) and twine with the Banner Simply Created Kit (132699 $9.99).

Click here to purchase the supplies to make your own banner!

Until next time, remember, if I can stamp, you can, too!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Still ok in OK

The storms have been relentless here in Oklahoma.  Our family is all safe and our homes are intact.  I have to say our neighbors all came together yesterday and everyone worked together to clean up downed trees and limbs.  One lady cooked lunch for us all on her grill since we were without electricity.  It was amazing!  I will try to get back into the stamp room soon and bring you a project.  Stay safe and keep stamping.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Safe and Well

Hi Stampers.  I don't have a project to share today, but wanted any of you that might know we live in Moore, OK that my family and home are ok after the May 20 tornado that ravaged our fair city.  We have some clean up to do, but all of our family members are fine.  Please keep Moore, OK in your prayers.  There is much work to get things back to a semblance of normal.  Please also pray for the families that lost loved ones and/or their homes.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Fun on National Scrapbooking Day

Hi Stampers!  I hope you enjoyed National Scrapbooking Day.  I did! While I didn't actually scrap, I attended a meeting of local Demonstrators and learned some fun new techniques and tips and had a blast visiting and catching up with everyone.

One of the new techniques I learned was called Block Stamping.  I learned it from Margaret Raburn.  Here is the card I made using this technique.


I used Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze and Early Espresso along with a touch of Whisper White and rhinestones to create this card.  Isn't that a great water colored background.  And it is EASY!!!  We will be creating this card in my May class here in the OKC metro area. Class will be on Sunday, May 19, 2013 2:30-4:30 pm and the fee for the class will be $15.  Give me a call or an email to reserve your spot.  Seating is limited.

I will have some great sneak peeks of projects made from new items in the 2013 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog do to go live on May 31!!!  You can email or call me now to reserve your copy of this catalog, too! 

If you can't make it to class, but want to order the supplies for this card, I have set up a hostess code.  Just go to my website, and place your order using hostess code Y7CVADG9.  I will draw a hostess from those that order to receive hostess benefits.  All you have to do is order.  Your stuff will come right to your door, so you don't have to be in OKC to order.  You do, however, have to live in the USA.  Stampin' Up! rules for ordering.  I will draw the lucky winner on Monday, May 27.  You will be notified by email and must have your hostess order to me no later than 10PM, Wednesday, May 29, 2013.

Ok stampers, until next time, remember, if I can stamp, you can, too!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Stampin' Up!'s annual Retirement Lists are out!!!

It's that time of the stampin' year!  Getting ready for a brand new catalog.  The Stampin' Up! retirement list are out.  Click on the link below to see what's going and which of them are up to 60% off!

I know that some things we will all be sad to see go.  Remember that these are while supplies last, so if there is something on these lists that you've had your eye on, now is the time to get it!!!

Also, let me say, the new things in the upcoming catalog are FABULOUS!!!!  I got to take a sneak peek at it online and cannot wait to get my hands on a paper copy!

Now I'll show you a project I've been working on and what it led to...

I was working on this cute little box for Mother's Day.  It is made from our Craft Boxes.  I stamped it with the En Francais background stamp and added some of the die cut Delicate Doilies, Vintage Faceted Buttons and Organza ribbon.  I thought it turned out really cute.

Well, as it turns out, so did DD1.  She is going to a birthday party for one of her friends and after she saw the box I made, she asked me if I could make a similar one for her gift to her friend.  Only in purple and white.  No doilies.  This is what I came up with for her.  I used Elegant Eggplant (she picked the color) to cut out a box (so easy to make with the Simply Scored tool) and stamped it in white with the En Francais stamp.  The stamp was a tad smaller than the sides of the box, so I sponged all the edges to give it a feminine vintage look.  I tied Organza Ribbon around it then made a tag.  I stamped Whisper White with Elegant Eggplant, first with the stamp of writing in french from French Foliage (stamped off twice to mute the color) then with the "for you" stamp from Elements of Style.  I then punched it out with the Large Tag punch, used the 1/16 inch punch to make a hole and tied it to the ribbon with White Bakers Twine.  She loved it.  I'm sure her friend will, too!

Thanks for stopping by!  I'd love to hear from you if you liked this project.  Please leave a comment.  Until next time, remember, if I can stamp, you can, too!!!


Sunday, March 24, 2013

New Product From Stampin' Up!

Your life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. So we're happy to introduce our newest product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go. This and That debuts in the 2013-2014 annual catalog, but we're giving you and everybody else the chance to get it now. And through April 30, you can get a special bundle with all five products for 15 percent off!

We're introducing the line with these five products, but we'll be adding more This and That stuff as time goes on.

Bundle Dates: March 23-April 30 (remember the items that come in the bundle will be available in May and in the new catalog, but we're only offering the discounted bundled until April 30).

Epic Day This and That Journal
Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper
Remember This and That Rotary Stamp
Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers
Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape
Epic Day This and That Bundle
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until April 30.
15% Off Retail Value!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Simple Layered Card

Hi Stampers!  Can you belive it?  I know, right?!?  Another post so soon?  Well, just call me Butter cuz I'm on a roll.  Hahaha!  I crack myself up, sometimes!

I hope you enjoyed my first video.  I have jumped in the deep end and made another.  This one shows how simple it is to make a layered card.  Let me know what you think of this one.

Until next time, remember that if I can stamp, you can too!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I made a video

Hi Stampers!  Long time no see.  Sorry about that.  Life keeps getting in the way of my stamping time.  I finally took the plunge and shot a video.  I decided to start with some VERY basic instctions like cutting cardstock into a card base.  I'd love for you to take a look and let me know how you like it.  {but please be nice.  It is my first video...}

Sunday, January 13, 2013

NEW!!!! Paper Pumpkin from Stampin' Up!

Hi Stampers!  Boy do I have some fun and exciting news to share!!  An even easier and more economical way to try stamping for yourself. Stampin' Up! is starting a new monthly kit called Paper Pumpkin.

It's a Magical Paper Escape Every Month!

Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!

I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .

I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.

I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:

All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

Get Started

It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!

Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:

  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you and your customer a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)  
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.
 A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit

The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!
Here's How You Order
Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it.

Starting in early March, you can try Paper Pumpkin for one month by visiting our online store.

Don't forget to sign up today and remember to list me as your demonstrator!