Friday, November 11, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Retreat 2011 Highlights....Saturday Morning!

 Rhonda is up and busy at work after breakfast Saturday morning!
Here Michelle is helping Bonnie!
It was a late night Friday; but a bunch of fun!
Till next year!

Friday, November 4, 2011

A Couple More Projects from Retreat 2011

 This was our Halloween Treat Box.  Quick and Easy!
Another quick and easy project!
Using the Top Note and the Stocking Punch.
LOVE the glitter paper!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Retreat 2011 Highlights....Friday Night Part 2

 Here is Jan with her cute Turkey!
 Michelle and Bonnie are hard at work!
 Michelle is happy with her Turkey!
 Michelle was the first to finish her "Nut Case" card.....
 Wanda and Juliah are concentrating on their projects!
Rhonda, Linda, Michelle and Bonnie crafting and chatting!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Couple of Projects from Retreat 2011

 How cute is this Turkey?
This "Nut Case" card was one of the favorites!  I think my acorn looks a little mischievous?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Retreat 2011 Highlights....Friday Night Part 1

 Everyone is working hard!

Marilyn is proud of her Turkey cone!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Here are some projects to celebrate the day!

       Here we have the new Cookie Press and a Jack-O-Lantern Cookie!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Can you believe this great deal?

Stampin' Up! is offering you something truly terrific!
When you join as a demonstrator this month, you can either choose a Free Big Shot or a $100 Shopping Spree, its your choice!

In addition, the new-demonstrator Starter Kit is a steal at just $175.00 The Starter Kit contains over $310 worth of stamp sets, card stock, ink, accessories, and business supplies-everything you need to start your new business.

Are you ready to get your Free Big Shot? Signing up is easy. Simply click here and you are on your way! This offer is available until October 31.

Once you are signed up; you will learn fabulous ways of putting your Big Shot to good use. If you don't live locally, you will receive e-mails from me showcasing projects you can make with your new BIG SHOT. You will also be able to purchase awesome Big Shot dies and accessories at a fabulous discount!

Email me today for more details!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Simply Scored

Features of the Simply Scored Scoring Tool
-Comes with a high-quality stylus instead of a plastic bone folder.

-Stylus is ergonomically shaped and features a comfort grip.

-The high-quality metal tips on each end of the stylus
they come in two sizes & glide smoothly over your paper.

-Features a unique set of place markers that let you mark your score lines when creating multiple projects with the same score lines.

-Includes three place markers.

-Additional place markers can be purchased for flawless scoring.

-Includes a hidden storage compartment in the back of the base to hold your extra scoring markers a candy bar and some lipstick! They pretty much thought of everything!
-Accommodates card stock up to 12" x 12".

Product Details

Item 122334 Simply Scored Scoring Tool $29.95

Simply Scored includes: one scoring board, one stylus and three place markers

Dimensions of scoring board: 15-1/8" x 13-1/4" x 1"


Monday, September 19, 2011


I am so sorry that I have been gone so long!  It is soccer season AND it is my youngest's senior year; so this is the last soccer season for me for awhile!

I am so proud of my son!
Here Tyler took the shot and is just it in? it........


I promise to be back later this week with more stamping fun!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Gently Falling

Another card we made last week end!
This is made with the new Gently Falling stamp set.
Love the new In-Color; Wisteria Wonder!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Easy Events set

This is a great new set!
I love this little tree!
This is a CASE by  Tessa Wise with just a couple of changes!
This was the 2nd card our group made at Marilyn's this past week end!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Workshop at Marilyn's!

              Here is Linda!   Getting right to work.                               
 Here Tami Jo & Aubry are getting ready to start a project!

Here is Jan! She is intently listening to her Fearless Leader!
Yeah Right! Ha Ha!....I think she is listening to Marilyn!

                                                   This is a Multi Panel Snow Much Fun Card that we all made!  This is a CASE from Dawn Griffith.        Love, Love, Love this card!
(and Dawn....she is a stampin queen!)
The card on the left is made with Cherry Cobbler!  My favorite red for the holidays & the card on the right is made with the new Pool Party In Color!
Will post more cards from this workshop soon!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Another + Fun Class!

Aren't these little houses cute?
This was the project created in the + Fun Class that was attended by Kim & Rhonda!

Monday, August 8, 2011

+ Fun Class!

This is the project we started in the + Fun Class during Convention!
Fun project to do with a photo frame!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

My Team!

Kimberlee, Me, Rhonda and Juliah
We had a great time at Convention 2011!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Grow, Grow, Grow!

Here are some GREAT Hightlights from Convention 2011!
WARNING: The theme song is very catchy!
Would you like to join me next year for this spectacular event?
Contact me for the details!

Check back through out the week to see some fantastic pics of my team and all the fun we had!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Exclusive Starter Kit!

$99 Starter Kit + Free Project Kit!

During July, you can join the Stampin’ Up! family as a demonstrator for only $99! This limited time Starter Kit—valued at $185—comes with the following high-quality products:

Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*

Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*

Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad

Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad

Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad

Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad

Brights 8-1/2″ x 11″ Assorted Card Stock

Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*

Chocolate Chip 1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon*

Note Cards (20)

Clear-Mount Block C

Blender Pen (1)

SNAIL Adhesive

Business supplies

*Brand new to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

On top of that, you also get this cutie cute Christmas project kit for FREE! (a $40 value.)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Aluminum Daisies

This is such a FUN and EASY Project!

Turn your favorite drink (that comes in an aluminum can) into a Fun Pin to wear or a cute little magnet for your refrigerator!
All you need is your Big Shot and the Flower, Daisies #2 Bigz Die!
Can you guess what kind of Drink this is?
A:  Soda
B:  Beer
C:  Arizona Tea

Come back soon to see the correct answer!
The correct answer is C:  Arizona Tea

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Get your 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog now!

Look at all the NEW Stamp sets getting ready to come our way!
The folks at Stampin Up! are working hard to be sure everything is set for all of us to order from the
NEW 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

If you have not already pre-ordered your catalog, it is not too late!  I have them in hand and ready to get them in yours!  Pre-order price is $5.00.  Call or email me today to get your copy of this fabulous publication.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Last Chance Retirement Lists Are Here!

Last Chance Header

Get 'em before they're.........Going, Going, Gone!

As excited as we are about getting the new catalog, it also means we are saying goodbye to some favorite stamp sets and accessories.

Please keep in mind that the items on the accessories list and the decor elements list will only be available until they run out. If you see something you have been wanting on the list, I suggest getting it now!

Here are the PDF files for the stamps, accessories as well as the Decor Elements that are retiring.

Please let me know if you have any questions! I can be reached at (970)759.2128 or

My online store is

Monday, May 23, 2011

Stampin Spots....

I would like to take a little bit of time to talk about one of Stampin' Up!'s mostly overlooked tools - the Stampin' Spots. These are great little money savers that allow the beginning hobbyist or the seasoned professional to own every one of the Stampin' Up! colors in the Main Color Families; Brights, Regals, Subtles and Neutrals, in both Classic and Craft ink types at a fraction of the cost of buying the full size pads. I found these economical little 1" squares perfect for easily inking up small stamps or a small section of a larger stamp. Their size makes them easy to store and easy to use.  These are also perfect for "Direct to Paper" projects!

If you do not have Stampin' Spots in your collection of Stampin' Up! products, I hope you will consider adding them!

Classic Ink = $19.95 or Craft Ink = $24.95  (Neutrals $15.95/$21.95)

Brights Collection:     Classic:  #119714   or  Craft:  #119718 
Subtles Collection:  Classic:  # 119712   or   Craft: #119716
Regals Collection:         Classic: # 119713  or  Craft: # 119717
Neutrals Collection:    Classic:  # 119715  or   Craft: # 119719

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Crop A Dile.....

What is a Crop-A-Dile?

I have had quite a few questions about the Crop A Dile.

The Crop-A-Dile is a crafting tool that can punch through chipboard, tin and multiple paper layers with ease. Its built-in 1/8″ and 3/16″ eyelet setters easily set Stampin’ Ups standard and jumbo eyelets.

The Crop-A-Dile is one of my favorite tools. The Crop-A-Dile is a fabulous eyelet setting tool sold by Stampin’ Up!. When I first started paper crafting a few years ago I would pull out my protective mat, grab hammer, the punch, and the setter and begin banging away. It seemed like a lot a work for a couple of eyelets! And…if you’ve never done it, well… its LOUD!

The Stampin’ Up! The Crop-A-Dile

The Crop-A-Dile is strong and very well made! I love how it easily punches through heavy materials allowing me to take paper crafting to new levels and explore new ideas. I use it to alter tin, heavy cardboard, and chipboard as well as setting eyelets; small or jumbo size.

Keep in mind…The Crop-a-dile is very easy to use once you understand it and its settings. It comes complete with the punching mechanism on the sides in two different sizes.

The Crop-A-Dile is Ideal for Punching: Paper, Tin, Leather, Plastic, Chipboard, Acrylic, Fabric, Wood and Poly

Here is the inside scoop for the settings!


A ~ 3/16 Inch Eyelet Setter (For all 3/16 inch standard and oversized eyelets)

B ~ 1/8 Inch Round Snap Setter (Dish Shaped for all 1/8 inch round standard snaps)

C ~ 1/8 Inch Eyelet Setter (For all 1/8 inch standard and oversized eyelets)

D ~ Flat Setter (For all oversized, miscellaneous, and square shaped metal embellishments and snaps)


1 ~ Large/Extra Large Eyelet and Snap Flare (For all 3/16 inch standard, oversized and misc. eyelets and snaps)

2 ~ Medium Eyelet and Snap Flare (For other non-standard, oversized, and misc. eyelets and snaps)

3 ~ Small Eyelet and Snap Flare (For all 1/8 inch standard, oversized and misc. eyelets and snaps)

4 ~ Cone Shaped Flare (For snaps and eyelets where the eyelet tube is not completely hollow and for other misc. cast metal eyelets and snap shapes)

For most instances the settings line up easily…. A corresponds with 1, B with 2, C with 3 and D with 4. The setting for mini eyelets is C-3 and probably the most used setting. The thing that confuses a lot of people is which way to hold it to see the numbers. For the C-3 setting you want to set the bits so that the C and the 3 are on the inside where your paper will be squeezed. If you are using it Press slowly & firmly but not too hard…you don’t want to split the eyelets. Make sure your eyelets are inserted correctly before crimping. The prong part of the tool is inserted into the top of the eyelet that you see in the finished product.

Jumbo Eyelets ~ Use the 3/16 Inch Hole Punch & Set at A, 1 then squeeze and set

Eyelets ~ 1/8 Inch Hole Punch & Set at C, 3 and Squeeze to Set

I hope this break down has helped you understand your Crop-A-Dile. Take it out and just start setting it as I stated above and you’ll be amazed at how graceful it is when setting Eyelets or Punching Holes. It’s a fantastic tool!!! Don’t let yours sit and collect dust… let it do the work for you!!! Feel free to post comments and questions on the Crop-A-Dile. I’ll do my best to help.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Call or email me today to receive your FREE copy of Stampin' Up!'s 2011 Summer Mini Catalog!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Prom Night!

I just wanted to take a QUICK break from stamping and share pics of my youngest son's Prom!

Tyler is the last one on the right!
Cute boy!

Here Tyler is with the guys....Tyler is the second one in on the left in this pic!

Here he is with his date for the evening, Elaina!
She is adorable!
What is it with kids today???? In Your Face Messy hair is the in thing!
And here he is again with Morgan!
What great smiles betweeen friends!
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