Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wanna Play?

Last night was my Technique Tuesday class and we learned the *Tap Dancing* technique.  But, before I get to the projects we made, I wanted to share another fun part of this class.  It's called *WWYD* ~ What Would You Do?  Everyone gets an envelope of the same supplies to take home with them.  Then, at the next Technique Tuesday class, everyone brings the card they made with the supplies.  It is so fun to see what everyone created and no 2 cards are ever the same. 

SOOO, I thought I would see if you wanted to join in the fun, too?!  Here are the supplies that everyone got at class last night.  Just copy the supplies below and see what you can create.  Feel free to share what you made by emailing me a pic and I will post it here after my next Technique Tuesday Class, along with what everyone at class created.  Wanna play?

(If you'd like to check out our WWYD cards from last night, go to my meetup site:

WWYD Supplies:  8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Tempting Turquoise cardstock, 4 1/4" x 2" Brights Collection Paper Stack, 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" Whisper White cardstock, 2 Whisper White Blossom Punch, 1 1/4" Pumpkin Pie circle punch, 1" Whisper White Circle Punch stamped with Pumpkin Pie Mixed Bunch stamp.

This is the 1st time trying this on my blog so if you have any suggestions or questions, they are always welcome!

Ok, on to the *Tap Dancing* technique we learned last night.  I found this technique in the Stampin' Success for April.  As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, we receive this magazine monthly.  It's a great source for ideas and motivation.  Feel free to contact me if you'd like to know more!

This is the card we made in class.

This is the note card/envelope we made using the Scallop Envelope Bigz Die.

Tap Dancing How To:  Choose a stamp and a lighter color ink pad and a darker color marker.  You can use more than 2 colors but I just used 2 on each project.  You will ink up your stamp with the lighter ink pad then randomly color over the inked stamp with a darker color marker.  Just try it once and you will see how easy it is.  And, each time you do it, it will never come out the same twice.

 Have fun with this technique!  Contact me if you'd like a list of supplies.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Technique Tuesday!

Tonight is my Technique Tuesday class so I thought I would share projects we have made at a past Technique Tuesday class.  On this card, we used the *Double Emboss* Technique.  When you do this technique, you end up with a dry embossed and heat embossed look in one. 

Started with white cardstock and embossed with black embossing powder.

Started with Baja Breeze cardstock and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.

Want to know how to *Double Emboss*?  Here's how: 

Choose an Embossing Folder or Texturz Plate and ink it up with Versamark.  Place your cardstock on top of ink and run it thru the Big Shot.  Versamark will transfer on to the cardstock only in the places that it touches.  Dust cardstock with your choice of embossing powder then heat with embossing heat gun.  That's it!  Try it out and let me know how it goes.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Place your order now for Sweet & Korny Easter Treats!

Make sure the Easter Bunny
brings everyone's favorite
sweet treat this year!

*Sweet & Korny* Carmel Corn!

*Sweet & Korny* is delicious,
melt in your mouth Carmel Corn!
I also make delicious, creamy fudge!
All treats are made with the best ingredients,
including real butter,
and all are made to order!
Any one of these treats would
make a great gift
for family, friends, teachers, etc...

Current Special:
Order a *Batch* of Sweet & Korny Carmel Corn with
peanuts and Spring M&M's for only
**Favor size = 2 cups of "Sweet & Korny" Carmel Corn $2.00**
Each "Add-in" only 50 cents more
**1/2 a Batch = 10 cups of "Sweet & Korny" Carmel Corn $7.00**
Each "Add-in" only $1.00 more
** A Batch = 20 cups of "Sweet & Korny" Carmel Corn $13.00**
Each "Add-in" only $2.00 more
(Cashews can be added to this size for only $3.00 more)
Plain M&M's
Peanut M&M's
Reeses Pieces
Add-ins added after Carmel Corn is baked, so they won't melt.
(**added before baking process)
Don't forget to try these delicious sweet treats, too!
**9 X 13 foil pan (with lid) of Yummy, Creamy Chocolate Fudge (3lbs) $12.00**
(add walnuts for only $2.00 more)
**4" x 4" (3/4 lbs) of Yummy, Creamy Chocolate Fudge
packaged in acetate box and bow $5.00**
**Marshmallow Yummies ~ Easter-shaped Marshmallow covered in white candy coating and dipped in sprinkles  ~ only 50 cents each**
  Minimum order of 4
"Sweet & Korny" treats can be shipped
for an additional charge.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

I'm a *Batch* of Sweet & Korny Carmel Corn and I'm all packed up and ready for my trip to San Pablo, CA! Yippee! I can't wait to get there!

Have a Sweet & Korny Day!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sale-a-bration Time is almost over!

Just a quick reminder that there is only 1 week left to earn FREE Sale-a-bration items! All you need to do is place a $50 Stampin' Up! order (before shipping and tax) and you will qualify!  You can view the Sale-a-bration catalog on my Stampin' Up! website under *Products*.
If you place an online order thru my website (, this week, I will send you a kit for one of my *Easel Boxes*, as a *Thank You*!   Don't miss out on your opportunity to receive one of these cuties!
Remember, you only have until March 31st to place your Sale-a-bration order!
Keara and Shaylin went to a Birthday Slumber Party last night so I had the night to myself. Did I watch a movie, get in the hot tub, craft, etc...? I was asleep by 9:30pm, how sad is that?!  Maybe I'll get some stuff done today.  :o)
Here is the tag I made for the gift bag.  I punched the 2 1/2" circle in black and white and glued them together so the girls could sign their birthday wishes on the white side.
Stampin' Supplies List:
  • Stamps:  Mixed Bunch  wood #125535  clear #125537
  • Ink:  Melon Mambo #115656
  • Paper:  Whisper White #100730, Basic Black #121045,
  • Accessories:  Blossom Punch #125603, 2 1/2" Circle Punch #120906, 1/2" Circle Punch #119869, Crimper #101618, Glitter Chipboard letter, black bakers twine
Have a Wonderful Day!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Happy Saturday!

Do you have a long list of *to~do's* but don't get much done?  Or, are you gung~ho and get it all done?  Unfortunately, I'm usually in the first category (but if you have any tips on how to move to the second one, please feel free to share!)  :o) 

Well, I'm hoping that's not the case this weekend.  I have lots to do to get ready for next week.  I have a *Technique Tuesday* class (there are still spots left, want to sit in one? let me know) and next Saturday I will be participating in the *Crop Girls* Craft Fair/Yard Sale. 

So, if you happen to be in the Peoria, AZ area on March 31st, be sure to stop by and say *Hi*!

Here are a few of the Handmade Items I will be selling, in addition to, TONS of Retired Stampin' Up! stamp sets and some accessories!

Photo/Recipe Holders ~ Top:  14 1/2"h x 7"w  Bottom:  11"h x 9"w   $10 each

Picture Clip Frame (other paper/colors available) ~ 5 1/2"h x 6"w   $6 each

Magnetic Clips  $2 each

Distressed Terra Cotta Pots ~ 5 1/2"h   $4 each

Coffee Filter Wreath (can be done in white, also) ~ approx 17" high and wide not including bow & tie   $10 each

Supplies for Picture Clip Frame:
  • Accessories:  Stampin' Up!'s Early Espresso Ink Pad #119670, First Edition Specialty Series Paper #121878 & Neutrals Designer Buttons #119743, wood, clothespin, dowel, black crochet thread
All of these items are *for sale* at anytime, so feel free to contact me, for more info and/or if you'd like to get your hands on them.  Each one would make a great gift to yourself or others.

Have a Sweet & Korny Day!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Vintage Mixed Bunch Card

Added 7/2/12:  Would you like a kit for this card?  Click HERE for details.

Just wanted to share another project we will be making in tonight's *Mixed Bunch* class.  Love, love, love these soft colors together!  How 'bout you?

Want to make one?  Contact me to find out how!

Stampin' Supplies List:
  • Stamp: Mixed Bunch wood #125535 clear #125537, You're My Type  wood #125564  clear #125650
  • Ink:  Baja Breeze #111833, Crumb Cake #121030
  • Paper:  Very Vanilla #101650
  • Accessories: Blossom Punch #125603, Lace Ribbon Border Punch #122362, 3/4" Circle Punch #119873, Jewelry Tag Punch #117190, Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon #120999, Linen Thread #104199, Basic Pearl Jewels #119247, Large Pearl Basic Jewels #125577, Dimensionals #104430

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Simply Wonderful!

Hi!  I'm a box full of Sweet & Korny Carmel Corn and I'm all packed up and ready for my trip to Fort Bragg, CA!  Yippee!  I can't wait to get there! 

If you'd like a box full of *Melt in your mouth* Carmel Corn shipped to you or someone special, email me or make a comment and I'll contact you ASAP so I can get your order made and on it's way.  If you'd like more info (sizes & prices) check out my Sweet & Korny post or I can let you know when I contact you. 

This cute * Blossom Easel Box* is one of the projects we will be making in my *Mixed Bunch Class* tomorrow night!  I was inspired by Diana Gibbs easel box, which you can view here:

There are quite a few steps but the result is worth it!  It is simply wonderful!

Stampin' Supplies List:
  • Stamp:  Mixed Bunch  wood #125535  clear #125537, Friendly Phrases  wood #126149  clear #126151
  • Ink:  Old Olive #102277
  • Paper:  Daffodil Delight #119683, Whisper White #100730, Brights Designer Series Stack #117155
  • Accessories: Blossom Punch #125603, 5-Petal Flower Punch #119880, 3/4" Circle Punch  #119873, Crimper #101618, Subtles Brads #119740, Paper Piercing Tool #116631, Mat Pack #105826, Dimensionals #104430
Thanks for stopping by!  I'm off to bed, Goodnight!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

It's the fun day where you get to wear green and eat corned beef & cabbage.  Unfortunately, I don't have anything green to wear and this is the only day I can get away with making corned beef.  Kenny isn't a big fan but I love it and the girls will eat anything I put in front of them.  So, it's cooking away right now in the crock pot and is filling the house with delicious aromas.  I can't wait 'til it's done so we can eat!  Yum Yum

I also made some sugar cookies so the girls can frost and decorate them.  Can't wait to eat those either!

I guess I don't surround myself with much green because it was even hard for me to find something green that I had made.  Luckily, it's Keara's favorite color and this is something I made her for her birthday last year. 

I have made quite a few of these and they are always a hit!  Everyone loves to get something personalized, especially when they have a unique name (like my girls)!  I also make them with a blank page, at the end, so they can add a pic (I call them *Name Frames*). 

Contact me, for more information, if you'd like to have a class with you and your friends!

Stampin' Supplies List:
  • Stamp:  Grunge Rock  wood #117080  clear #120555
  • Ink:  Lucky Limeade #122935
  • Paper:  Lucky Limeade #122926, Whisper White #100730
  • Accessories:  Big Shot Die Machine #113439, Serif Essentials Alphabet #113464, Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates #114512, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch #119854, 1" Circle Punch #119868, Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882, Dimensionals #104430, White Baker's Twine #124262

Enjoy your day and don't get pinched! :o)

Friday, March 16, 2012

It's the little things!

Sounds silly, but it's true ~ *it's the little things* that mean the most!  Just being able to spend the day with my girls, getting our hair cut, was the BEST!  Shaylin and I went a *little* crazy and had our hair cut short.  Shaylin's is shorter than mine, but she can get away with it and it's adorable.  Mine definitely needed a major overhaul and that's what I got.  It's exactly like I envisioned and I love it!  Kenny, not so much, but hey, it's hair, it will grow back!

I made this card a while ago, it was one of my *WWYD* cards.  Wondering what that stands for?  It's a What Would You Do? card.  Everyone that attends my *Technique Tuesday Class* receives an envelope with the same supplies.  They take it home and create a card with it.  Then, they brings their creation to the next *Technique Tuesday Class* and shows everyone what they did with the supplies.  The cards are always different and it's fun to see what everyone comes up with. 

If you'd like to check out some of the pics from these classes, you can go to my meetup site:  and click on *Photos*.  You can also view my upcoming classes there and sign up for the next *Technique Tuesday Class*.

Stampin' Supplies List:
  • Stamp:  You're a Gem  wood #122268  clear #122270
  • Ink:  Basic Black #101179
  • Paper:  Bashful Blue #105120, Real Red #102482, Whisper White #100730
  • Accessories:  Petal Card Double Punch #119273, Big Shot Die Machine #113439, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die #118138, Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's Twine #123125, Crop-a-dile #108362, Dimensionals #104430
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 15, 2012


I found this beautiful card made by Monica Gale using my favorite Sale-a-bration stamp set *Elementary Elegant* and I just had to recreate it!  I changed it just a 'lil bit but not too much because it was already simple and elegant, just the way I like my cards.  You can view it here:

This stamp set is a Sale-a-bration item that you can get for FREE with any $50 Stampin' Up! order!  So, don't miss out, head on over to my online store and place your order today! 

Stampin' Supplies List:
  • Stamp:  Elementary Elegance  wood #125120 clear #125122
  • Ink:  Early Espresso ink pad #119670 and marker #119680
  • Paper:  Crumb Cake #120953, Very Vanilla #101650, Calypso Coral #122925, Lucky Limeade #122926
  • Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Floral Fusion Sizzlits Die #115969, 3/16" Corner Punch, Bird Builder Punch #117191, 1/2" Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon #122332, Basic Pearls #119247, Color Spritzer Tool #107066

Enjoy and Have a Great Day!

PS:  If you place an order through my online store today, March 15, 2012, I will send you a kit to make this card!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

More Flowers, please!

Yes, I will admit it, I love making scrunched flowers!  Anyone that attends my classes can tell you that's true!  They are just so pretty and easy to make, how can you resist? 

Today's projects feature the *Floral Fusion* scrunched flowers and I have included a quick *how to*.  The box is from the *Petal Cone Die* Class, which inspired me to make the card, too.

Here are the directions for making the *Floral Fusion* scrunched flower (which are made just like the *Scalloped* scrunched flower).  Spritz each of the pieces of the flower and scrunch them up into little balls.  Let them dry a little bit then open them up and shape them.  Let them dry completely, then glue each piece inside the other.  Attach a rhinestone and a leaf section from the *Bird Builder* punch and wha-la, you have a beautiful flower. 

Stampin' Supplies List:
  •  Stamp:  A Word for You  wood #117032  clear #120528
  •  Ink:  Old Olive ink pad #102277 and marker #100079
  •  Paper:  Certainly Celery #105125, Melon Mambo #115320, Whisper White #100730, Old Olive #100702
  •  Accessories:  Big Shot Die Machine #113439, Floral Fusion Sizzlits Die #115969, Backgrounds 1 Textures Plates #114512, Decorative Label Punch #120907, Bird Builder Punch #117191, Basic Rhinestone Jewels #119246, Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine #125572, 5/8" Whisper White Satin Ribbon #114616, Dimensionals #104430 
Enjoy and Thanks for visiting!

PS:  If you purchase the *Floral Fusion* Sizzlits Die and/or the *A Word for You* stamp set today, March 14, 2012, from my Stampin' Up! online store, I will send you a Complimentary kit to make this card.

PSS:  I just posted this card to Splitcoast Stampers, yikes!  It was my first time posting anything there and it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.  I should have tried it sooner!  I'm such a scaredy cat!
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