Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Holy Smokes!! SU is having a Clearance Sale! Yes you heard me right a Clearance Sale!

Are there some retired items from last year you wish you could have purchased but forgot about and then BAM they were gone? Well now is your chance to get them while they are hot (or still in stock).

Enjoy shopping in your jammies at home!! Here is what you do, go to my Stampin' Up! website and place the order through my on-line store. Click on the Shop Now button on the bottom right, and then when the next window opens, click on the Clearance Rack link and it will show you all the goodies, 3 pages full! Keep checking back, as items will be added, and also items are on a first come first served basis.

I accept, VISA, Mastercard & Discovercard on your Clearance Rack order. What are you waiting for???

Monday, September 28, 2009


This card is made using the retired DSP Parisian Breeze and Baja Breeze. I also used Chocolate Chip, Kraft and Whisper White. I added a flower brad just to make it pop. Inside it says "get well soon". I hope it's masculine enough after adding the flower brad!

Sunday, September 27, 2009


I heard from my husband that his brother and sister in law are dealing with some issues that are very difficult at this time. I wanted to send them a card to let them know that even though we are far away, we are thinking about them.

I used two retired Stampin' Up! sets called Perfect Petals and All Year Cheer I. That's the wonderful thing about Stampin' Up! sets, they may retire, but they never go out of style!

I used SU's watercolor paper, Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip cardstock along with C.C. ink. I also embossed the edges. I popped the flower up with dimensionals to make it look like a picture.

It was made from the heart with lots of love. I hope they feel that.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


Ok I'm not that into Halloween OR Vampires but I needed a vampire for a project. So I looked on Splitcoaststampers and found this adorable Vampire that shanna_banana did. I call him Vinnie the Vampire.

Here is my idea......I'm going to take these two boxes down to my dentist's office filled with candy. If you notice Vinnie's teeth are yellow BEFORE he goes to the dentist and WHITE after his visit! I'm thinking the dentist is going to love it! I hope you do too!

I used the Fancy Favor Bigz xl diecut and DSP Cast a Spell.

Here are the punches I used, this should help in making your own Vampire! Don't forget to give shanna banana the credit!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Well needless to say I was shocked when I got an email from Stampin' Up! saying there was a lead for me regarding my Beginners Stamping Class tonight. As a new demonstrator living in a new city, I am looking everywhere for customers. I walked the neighborhood handing out flyers for my Open House. My neighbor was not able to attend but she went to my SU! website and found my list of classes. I was thrilled! I LOVE teaching people to stamp. I'm hoping she will tell her friends and so on and so on..........

Since I had only a few hours to come up with 4 cards, I hustled like crazy and came up with these cards. (If I KNEW someone was going to come I would have already had something prepared.)

So here goes!!

My Fall Card using Stamp Set: Falling Leaves and Designer Series Paper, Autumn Meadows.

My Christmas Card using Stamp Set: Season of Joy, the Scallop Circle Punch and the new Eyelet Border.

My Halloween Card using Stamp Set: Batty for you and the Designer Series Paper, Cast-a-Spell.

Gift card holder inside and out using Sahara Sand Cardstock with Real Read and Whisper White along with the Word Window Punch, the 1/2" circle punch and the Horizontal Slot. Stamp Set, Season of Joy.

This is how I decorated the table!

Let me know what you think!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

These are the make and takes from my Open House yesterday. Easy Peasy and they loved it!

The recipe for this Christmas Card is:

Stamp Set: Sweet Season #116471 $18.95 page 29
Punch: Scallop Circle Punch #109043 $15.95 page 187
Eyelet Border Punch #113692 $15.95 page 187
Cardstock: Real Red #102482 $5.50 page 156
Very Vanilla #101650 $7.50 page 155
Ink: Real Red Classic Ink #103133 $5.95 page 156
Accessories: Rhinestone Brads #113144 $10.95 page 179
Ribbon - Sleigh Bells #116795 $7.95 page 17 of the Holiday Mini Catalog

The recipe for this Halloween Card is:
Stamp Set: Batty for You #116576 $23.95 page 23
Smarty Pants #115070 $18.95 page 143
Cardstock: Designer Series Paper - Cast-a-Spell #115677 $9.95 page 161
Lovely Lilac #100427 $5.50 page 156
Pumpkin Pie #105117 $5.50 page 156
Basic Black #102851 $75.0 page 155
Ink: Basic Black Classic Ink Pad $101179 $5.95 page 155
Punch: 1 1/4" circle punch #104403 $15.95 page 186
1 3/8" circle punch #104401 $15.95 page 186
Accessories: 1/4" Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon #109030 $4.95 page 183

Monday, September 14, 2009


For my Open House, Saturday the 19th, I wanted to show off the Rub-ons. So I purchased this glass jar at the local cheapo store and then went to my local craft store and got the beautiful colored acorns. I wanted to fill it full of candy but I could not find any Halloween candy yet! It sure would have been less expensive!

I really like how it turned out! What do you think?
Remember if you want to see a bigger picture, double click on it.

Here is a photo of the back. Purty huh???

And the top...well this was quite a challenge as SU does not make a punch this big and I don't have Circle Scissor Plus YET! So here's what I did. First I used the "Give Thanks" rub-on on the Really Rust paper then I punched it out with the 1 3/4" circle. Then I traced the lid (with the rubber down on the paper) onto More Mustard and cut that out. Stamped it with maple leaf from "Autumn Days". Now here is the part where I pat myself on the back. I punched a circle using the 1 3/8" circle punch. Toss aside the punched part. Keep the cardstock that has the hole punched out. THEN I centered the circle inside the scalloped punch and punched. You get a very narrow scalloped circle. Then I cut sections of 3 scallops and adhered them to the back of the decorated cardstock leaving me with a scalloped edge. (they are all 3 scallops except for one which has 2 scallops. If you have questions, email me or drop me a note on Facebook.

Last, but not least, is my bow! I love the challenge of tying a bow and having the dots all show! The trick is to go slowly. I used Melon Mambo ribbon, it really looks good. I have a hard time remembering Melon Mambo because my kids call me "MOMBO". We all have nicknames: Jenbo, Jehzbo, Rhizbo and me, Mombo! So when I type Mambo, I ALWAYS type MOMBO! Welcome to my world of weird and wacky!

Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Yesterday I attended a up-up-up-upline meeting which happens twice a year. These ladies are very talented. I have pictures if you are interested in seeing the marvelous things they made. The theme was Halloween, Fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I also participated in a swap. I've been wanted to show you but had to wait till the event was over.

So here it is! This is the original card I made and then I made 31 card fronts only. I wish I had kept one of those as they turned out a lot better. It looks better in real life!

This is an up close shot of the paper piercing I did.

Here is the recipe for the card:

Stamps: Falling Leaves #115368 $21.95 page 27
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip #102128 $5.50 page 156
More Mustard #100946 $5.50 page 156
Really Rust #100661 $5.50 page 156
Ink: Really Rust #102549 $5.95 page 156
Chocolate Chip #100908 $5.95 page 156
Accessories: Big Shot diecut Leaves #2 #113459 $15.95 page 202
Piercing Mat #105826 $9.95 page 191
Piercing Tool #116631 $3.50 page 191
Sponges #101610 $3.50 page 192
1" Circle Punch #109046 $10.95 page 186
1 1/4" Circle Punch #104403 $15.95 page 186
1 3/8" Circle Punch #104401 $15.95 page 186
Dimensionals #104430 $3.95 page 192

Thursday, September 10, 2009


I got these ideas from SplitCoastStamper Tatar_Tot
I CASED almost all of them but the ones where I didn't have her stamp set or punch, I used what I had. This took only 1/2 of the SSKit and makes 20 card fronts. I added 10 sheets of Very Vanilla for the actual card.

Thank You Cards

This is one of several thank you notes I made. I really love the Big Shot Mover and Shapers die cut.

Here are the items needed to make this card:
Whisper White Cardstock #100730 $7.50 (40 sheets) page 155
Sahara Sand Cardstock #105328 $7.50 (40 sheets) page 155
Patterns Pack Designer Series Paper III (Hostess Level 2) page 13
Big Shot Diecut Movers and Shapers #114506 $42.95 page 201
Curly Label Punch #112208 $15.95 page 186

3x3 Seasonal Note cards

These are some little 3x3 note cards I made to hand out with my Open House Flyer. I've listed the items used to make them below each picture.

The first note card:
Stamp Set, Christmas Punch Hostess Level 2, 115366 Page 14
Wide Oval Punch, 112082 $15.95 page 186

The second note card:
Stamp Set, Dasher, 116816 $8.95 page 208
Crystal Effects (for his nose) 101055 $6.25 page 192
Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650 $7.50 (40 sheets) page 155

See how cute his nose is with Crystal Effects?? The funny thing...this is Dasher, not Rudolph!!

These little cards can be used as gift tags.
Stamp Set: Christmas Punch Hostess Level 2, 115366 Page 14
Large Tag Punch 105934 $15.95 page 186
Real Red Cardstock #102482 $5.50 (24 sheets) page 156

These Halloween note cards are made with:
Stamp Set Batty for You 116576 $23.95 page 23
Designer Paper Cast a Spell 115677 $9.95 page 160
1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Black 109027 $4.95 page183
Pumpkin Pie Cardstock#105117 $5.50 (24 sheets) page 156
Lovely Lilac Carstock #100427 $5.50 (24 sheets) page 156
1 1/4" circle punch 104403 $15.95 page 186
1 3/8" circle punch 104401 $15.95 page 186

These Fall/Thanksgiving Note cards are made with:
Stamp Set, Falling Leaves #115368 $21.95 page 27
Designer Paper Autumn Meadows (in the Holiday Mini Catalog) #116769 $9.95 page 13
1" circle punch #109046 $10.95 page 186
Modern Label punch #11630 $15.95 page 186
Taken with Teal cardstock #101584 $5.50 (24 sheets) page 156
Very Vanilla cardstock #101650 $7.50 (40 sheets) page 155

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


I saw a cute tutorial on Jan Tink's website called Stamps, Paper, Scissors. This card is called "The Marvelous Magical Marqee Card Video Tutorial!" This is my attempt at making one of these cute cards! I still have to play with it some more to get the "curtains" to look nicely when it's closed. But not bad for a first time try!!

Stamp Set: Batty for You, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Smarty Pants
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Lovely Lilac
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Ribbon, Scalloped Punch, 1 3/8" circle punch