Thursday, May 29, 2008

NEW Stamp Set - Fresh Cuts

Are these beautiful or WHAT???? This is a BRAND NEW stamp set called FRESH CUTS from Stampin' Up! It also happens to be our June Special! You can order this stamp set for $21.95 and you will also be able to get one pack of 15 Die Cut Note Cards and Envelopes for only $5 more!!!! The Die Cut note cards are used in most of these cards...but you can see them in the very first photo with the stamp set displayed too. They are incredible!!!!
Additional Die Cut Note Cards can be ordered for $8.95 - you can also get them for this price without the stamp set....but WHY wouldn't you want that set!!!????
I'll be using this stamp set for my June FREE classes...come join me and have some fun!
This stamp set will be available in the NEW catalog - which comes out August 11th!
P.S. All the cards shown are made by the VERY talented ladies from the website - I LOVE THEM!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Cuddlebug Swap Cards

I recently hosted a Cuddlebug Swap with other SU demonstrators and this is what we came up with!!! Aren't these adorable???

Sunday, May 25, 2008

One Sheet Wonder Class

Come make 10 cards from one stamped sheet of white cardstock!!! YES - that's what we're doing on Wednesday, June 4th at Hobby Lobby in Oshkosh at 10am or 6pm. The cost for this class is only $20 and it includes envelopes too!

I'll also email you the cutting layouts so you can reproduce the One Sheet Wonder at home!

Come join me for some stamping fun!

Kits by Mail

Can't make the class - you can order the kit for $20 + $3 postage. Just pop me an email at

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

June Scrapbooking Pages

These are my scrapbooking group pages for May. I decided to make some pages in honor of Mother's Day. This is my mom - you've seen her before - I LOVE her to death!!!! She is the bestest mom in the whole world!

My mom is the happiest person I know! You can hear her laughing from accross a crowded room - and you know it's her too! She's always been the kind of mom that will give her opinion, but only when asked and she always tries to look on the bright side of everything - I LOVE that attitude. Her glass is always half full - not half empty. I almost lost her a few years ago and that made me appreciate her that much more...if that was possible! She is the BEST grama in the whole world to my daughter - they both adore each other! I thank god everyday for the blessings He has given me - especially my mom!

I have a very different kind of mom....not the PTA kind, or the Suzie Homemaker kind...but the kind that has really expanded my life. My mom was a hair dresser by trade - but as soon as my younger sister was 18 - she got herself a new career - as a TRUCK DRIVER! YEP - my mom drives a big 18-wheeler. My mom and dad double team their own truck. (FYI - here's a little sticker shock for costs $1,200 to fill their truck up with fuel!)

My mom is a HUGE lover of hunting and fishing. Our vacation time is spent fishing in North Dakota, bear hunting in Northern Wisconsin and deer hunting is central Wisconsin. My mom loves the outdoors, she loves her flowers and she loves to take pictures. So these pages really show her doing the things she loves and she's even been know to play a little Guitar Hero!!!

Here's a close up the of the picture panel. You have to score these at 1/2" at the top so they will open nicely and then attach them with Sticky Strip.

Here's a side view. I actually cut a hole in the front of my page protector so that you can look at the pictures in the panel without taking the whole page out of the protector. If you click on this photo you can get a more detailed view.

I used the Outline Alphabet set - stamped it in Purley Pomegranate ink and then colored it in with a VersaMarker - we learned this at convention last summer.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 19, 2008

One Sheet Wonder Class

WOW - check these out!!! These cards are for my One Sheet Wonder class at Hobby Lobby in Oshkosh on June 4th at 10am or 6pm. Find out how fun it is to take one sheet of white cardstock and make 10 cards!!!!! You'll also receive the cutting guide and instructions via email for this technique. Cost is $20 and includes envelopes. Call or email to register.

Kit in the Mail

If you can't make this class - you can get a kit in the mail. Just add $2.50 for shipping and you'll get all the pieces so you can make this yourself. I will also email the instructions and templates.

Flower Fusion!

Another often overlooked embellishment is the Flower Fusion packs!!! They're found on page 177 of the big catalog and they also come with 14 flower designs in three different colors - all packaged in a fun tin!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Die Cut Blooms

Here are some cards I found on
I love the new Die Cut Blooms found of page 14 of the Occasions Mini Catalog - did you know thaey come in 4 differnt colors??? That doesn't show up very good in the catalog picture.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Masculine Card Class

Here are some fun "MAN" cards for the Masculine Card Class at Hobby Lobby in Oshkosh on Wednesday, May 28th at 10am or 6pm. You can make them all for only $15 - includes envelopes.

Pop me an email at to register.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Acetate Birthday Card

Chipboard is on sale this month!!!! With a $35 purchase you can get any chipboard items for 25% off.

This is the card I made for my mom for her birthday. It's made out of acetate and chipboard. I used Real Red & Only Orange Craft inks on the chipboard and then clear embossed them. They look like glass flowers in person. I inserted a Rhinestone Brad in the middle to hold the chipboard flowers on the front of the card and put the layers for writing on the inside back layer.

Thanks for looking!


Last week I announced a BLOG Giveaway - where all my subscribers were eligible to be entered if they emailed me their name and address by Friday, May 9th.

I'm thrilled to announce that ELLEN AUCHTER of Hortonville, Wisconsin is the big winner of the SPRING SOLITUDE BUNDLE!!!!! Congratulations Ellen!

I had entries from as far away as Malaysia!!!! Thanks to everyone for subscribing to my blog!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Die Cut Blooms!


OK - just new to me....maybe you already have them, but you're not stealing my thunder here!!! LOL
  • Die-Cut Blooms (page 14 - Summer Occasions Mini Catalog)

  • Build A Brad (page 189 - Spring/Summer Catalog)

  • Flower Fusion (page 177 - Spring/Summer Catalog)
I combined these NEWBIES with the Build A Brad kit (page 189 big catalog) - which I've had for a while but just recently cracked it out!! LOL And also the Flower Fusion kit (page 177 big catalog)! I think I've found a new addiction - GREAT, just what "I" needed! LOL

Here's a little tutorial to show you what these Build A Brads are all about:

You need your pokey tool & mat, 1/2" circle punch, a scrap of cardstock or designer series paper (I used the Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper here).

Punch out a 1/2" circle and put it on the face of the brad with SNAIL (adhesive)

Now take one of the bubble windows (these are self-adhesive!) and place on top of your brad!!! THAT'S IT!!!!

Here's the 1st card I completed!!! Click on the photo to get a closer view of the brad and also the Flower Fusion flower!

These are some more flowers I made with the Die-Cut Blooms, Flower Fusion and the Build a Brad - WOW - can we say accessorize??? LOL

All of these cards were SUPER easy! I used the Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper from the mini for the background paper behind the flower. The flower is one of the Die Cut Blooms - these are all die-cut on our beautiful textured paper too. Funny thing....I really didn't notice them in the mini catalog....until I started getting swaps that used them! Then I figured I needed a pack - well, actually 2 packs - from Gloria (she's my 2nd upline and I won her card contest a couple months ago - I picked 2 packs of flowers for my prize!!! Gotta love FREE!!! BOY am I glad I got them!!!! They are just TOO EASY! And the textured paper is so rich looking! OK - I'll stop now! LOL

Flower Fusion raises card embellishing to a new HIGH!!!! These are so cute and again....SUPER EASY! I also love the colors! I took these colors (earth elements) and put them with bright and cheerful summer colors - Real Red & Only Orange! How cool is that?