Monday, May 6, 2013

New site address

My new address is

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New site address

My new address is

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

My favorite new stamp set- Bootiful Occassions

When I browsed the new Stampin' Up 2012-2013 catalog that was released on June 1st, I knew the first stamp set I had to have- it has all different boots in it.  Bootiful Occassions!!!  

This is the first card I designed from the set.  It is a Flip Flop card and moves when you pull the left side.  I often have trouble coming up with designs for men, but this one was easy.  I hope you enjoy it too!

New 2012-2013 Catalog p. 50 Bootiful Occassions (126595 Wood mount $24.95 or 126597 Clear mount $17.95) 

Bootiful Occasions

Bootiful Occasions

Bootiful Occasions

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Artisan Award Entry Shipped to Stampin' Up May 29th

I worked very hard and submitted my entries to the Stapin' Up demonstrator contest called Artisan Awards on May 29th.      I designed and created 3 12x12 scrap book pages, 5 cards, and 2 3D items.  I overnighted the box because I waited until the last minute to get the projects done and they had to be at the Stampin' Up offices by the end of May.  My box arrived one day early!!!  I am so excited to find out if I make the final 20.  Crossing my fingers that they pick me for this honor.  Photos will not be published unti after the final 10 winners are announced at convention in mid-July.  So stay tuned for the beautiful photos :)

The whole process of creating these entries made me feel like I was cramming to get art projects done for a college final or something.  And I had never designed my own scrap book page before.  No, not even one.  I have only made one page and it was at a Stampin' Up team meeting for Stampers in Stitches from Glenda Travelstead.  So I impressed myself that I was able to make pretty scrap book pages.  Mine were hand crafted, but I think I will try my hand at digital scrap booking.  Seems like a nice idea to be able to hit print 2 and have two copies of a scrap book :)  I have been playing with my MDS software, but not made a book.  I have a lot of nice photos from my tip to Spain in 2009.  Maybe that will be my first digital scrapping attempt???  We'll see.

Thanks for checking in.

I just added a photo Stampin' Up took of all the Artisan Awards entries lined up for judging... WOW!

ALl the Entries Stampin' Up received for the Artisan Awards

Preparing June Workshop cards

Worked on sample cards for an upcoming workshop.  Here are the photos these were designed by my upline Glenda Traverstad.

Everything Eleanor stamp set New catalog p. 112 (124162 wood mount $36.95 or 124164 Clear mount $26.95)

Midnight Muse Card- Everything Eleanor stamp set


The simplicity of this card is lovely.  It is using the new In Color Midnight Muse and Very Vanilla card stock.  The flower is using the blossom punch, cut the petals with paper snips and then scrunch up the flower and assemble with a brad.

Here is my second card.

Papaya Collage stamp set New Catalog p. 75 (126610 Wood mount $31.95 or 126612 Clear mount $23.95)


I love the butterfly and rose stamps from this set, but the whole set is a must have!!! I think you will love it too :)

Upclose on the Papaya Collage card

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Retired List Released April 15, 2012

 Today is both a happy and sad day for me. Stampin' Up released the retiring stamps list today in preparation for the 2012-2013 catalog which will be released June 1st.  So make sure you go through the list and don;t miss those favorites that are still on your wish list.  On May 31st they will be gone forever :(