Friday, July 31, 2009

Movers and Shakers Halloween Treat Bag

The second fabulous project I made with the fantastic JanTInk is this cute little Halloween Treat Bag. We filled the cello bag with candy corn. I plan on making alot of these for my classroom and the trick or treaters we get at Halloween. Enjoy!

Supplies: (All SU!) Stamps - Batty for You, Sanded, Haunting Jumbo Wheel; Paper - Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White; Ink - Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry; Other - Movers & Shapers Curly Label, Scallop Edge punch, Basic Black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches, double rectangle punch, small cello bag, sponge wedge.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Big Shot Daisy #2 Flower Card

This is the first of 4 projects I did with the fabulous JanTInk. I'll share the other projects over the next few days. We used the Big Shot Daisy #2 die.

Supplies: (all SU!) Stamps - Happy Everything; Paper - Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Always Artichoke, Brocade Blue, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Whisper White; Ink - Soft Suede; Other - Flower, Daisies #2 Bigz die, Modern Label punch, Buttons #5 Sizzlet die, Ticket Corner Punch, Melon Mambo dotted grosgrain, Always Artichoke 1/4" grosgrain, sponge wedge, linen thread, gold eyelet.

Email me with any questions. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Last Post of Stamp Sets for Sale

Flaky Friends
Letter Patterns
Wonderful Weaves
Perfect Presentation
Happy Winter
Much Appreciated
Doodle That
Snow Flurries
Season by Season


Create-A-Calendar '09
DSP - unopened or opened to show contents:
Bali Breeze
Parisian Summer
Pink Pirouette
Bella Rose

Fiskars cutters (Black ones not SU)

3rd post of Stamp sets for Sale

Seasonal Icons
So Very
Fun Filled
Word on Word
Big Blooms
Stitched Exotics
Word by Word
Bodacious Bouquet
Big Pieces
Polka Dot Punches
Polka Dots & Petals
Party Punch
Petal Pushers
Botanical Blooms
Oh, So Lovely
Eat Cake
Polka Dots & Paisley
Send a Celebration
Thankful Season
Stars & Swirls
Lots of Thoughts
Make it Count
Darling Dots
Reason to Smile

2nd part of Stamp sets for Sale

This is the second group posted today.

Blossoms Abound
Circus Train
Forever in My Heart
By Ones & By Twos
Big Flowers
From the Garden
Text & Texture
I'm Here
Wildlife Reserve
Whimsical Alphabet Upper
Petal Prints
Amazing to Zany
Big Deal Alphabet
Letterpress Alphabet
Looks Like Spring
Always on My Mind
Three for You
Flowers for a Friend
Thanksgiving Blessings
Toucan of My Love
Big Blossom
Wishing you the Best

Stamp lists

I'm going to post the lists in separate posts. For some reason I can't copy and paste from my word program. Shipping is extra and I take paypal, checks or money orders. Email me ( for prices.

Watercolor garden
Play on Words
Occasions Collection
Punches Three
Make it Count
Be Happy
So Many Sayings
Sidekick Sayings
Definitely Decorative
Sweet Talk
Around the Block
All about Occasions
One Smart Cookie
Happy Harmony
Shape Ups
Remembering You
Timeworn Trim
Blooming with Happiness
Darling Dots
Holiday Trim
Love it

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sorry for no post

Good evening. Sorry for no post today, I am very tired. I am also so excited!! I took a class last night from the fabulous JanTInk. I just love her style and found out she lives about 4 hrs. from me. We drove there, took a 2 1/2 hr class, and drove home. I"ll post pictures of the projects tomorrow. You can see her posts here. You can see two of the projects at the bottom of this post. So I'll get rested and caught up by tomorrow.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sale, sale, sale

I have TONS of retired stamp sets, DSP, and colored embossing powders for sale. They are $5.00 each no matter how many are in the set if you pick them up during the open house. I will be posting them to Craig's list the first of August so call or email to see if I have the one you want. Come anytime, call first, and check them out for yourself.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Scrap Class

Good morning. Once a year I have a FREE class. You just need to bring your base cardstock and you can use any of my scrap paper and any ink or stamp. It's a way to give back to my students who have helped me have a great year. This is a picture of all my scraps just waiting for you to put them to good use.

A reminder: You can join the In-Color club at anytime. It is $25 a month for 6 months and you get the following each month:

Stamp Pad and reinker
4 sheets each regular and textured 12x12 cardstock
6 sheets each regular and textured 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock
5 yards of dotted ribbon
Current months color marker (yea we have in color markers this year)

Call or email to join the club. Check out my Stampin'Up! website for my current class schedule. I need all your help to earn the Cruise in May 2011 to ALASKA!

ALL orders placed during Convention, which is August 5th thru the 8th, will receive FREE SHIPPING!!!!!!


Saturday, July 25, 2009

Open House

I want to thank everyone who came to my New Catalog Open House today. We had a good time. My visitors made their choice of the 4 cards I've shown you this week. They also made a bookmark with all the new In-Colors. I'm drawing the winners of my door prizes later on tonight and will notify the winners tomorrow. Here is Monica working on her card. Visit her website to see all the wonderful blog candy contests she finds. Enter and you may be a winner.

My next class is Tuesday, July 28th. You provide your own cardstock and use my scraps to create as many cards/pages as you can in 3 hours. Class times are 10:00 am until 1:00 pm or 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm. The class is FREE!! Can't ask for more than that. Enjoy!

Friday, July 24, 2009

More Birthday Cards

Hello. Here are three more birthday cards that came in the mail today. I love them, especially the one stamped on tissue paper. Such vibrant colors. Thank you everyone for thinking of me. A reminder, my New Catalog Open House is tomorrow from 10-3. You can come anytime during those hours. The make and take and a couple of goodies I have for you to make will take about 30 minutes. There will be drawings for door prizes, but you do not need to be present to win. Orders over $50.00 will earn another ticket. Bring someone who hasn't ordered from me before and earn 5 extra tickets. Sign up to be a demonstrator and earn 10 extra tickets. I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my birthday. I've received several cards from my friends over at Stampin Addicts. It has been several days of happy mail. Tomorrow I'll post some of the wonderful projects and goodies to win at my New Catalog Open House on Saturday. I hope to see you all here. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Fourth and final card for Open House

This is the last card for the Open House on Saturday. I used markers to color in the Razzle Dazzle stamp. Everything else is the same Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper and new In-Colors from the previous 3 cards. Remember there will be a make and take, special gifts and a chance to win product. I will also have retired stamp sets, papers and embossing powder from several years ago. Don't miss the fun. Call or email your RSVP today. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Open House card number three

This is the third of four cards you can choose from at the Open House on Saturday, July 25th from 10-3. This card uses the Rich Razzleberry In Color cardstock and ink, Rich Razzleberry polka dotted ribbon and Razzleberry Lemonade designer paper (my favorite). I used the Big Shot scalloped and Movers and Shakers dies and the Circle Cutter. The stamp set is Razzle Dazzle.

Sign up as a Stampin'Up! demonstrator during the $85 demo special and you will earn a chance to win the Circle Cutter and Glass Mat. The special is available thru me only, not as part of the Stampin'Up! special. Call, email me, or go to my Stampin'UP! website today to join my wonderful downline.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Summer Banner

Good morning,

I am totally obsessed with these banners. I found them last fall on Patty Bennett's site. She had a wonderful tutorial for sale and I've adapted my own ever since. I've been making one for each month. I have a group of ladies who look so forward to the next one. Tomorrow we will be making the Summer banner. It uses all retired designer paper from the 6x6 packs available to the Level 1 Hostesses the last few years. They are the perfect size to cut down for the banners. And it's a great way to use up the extras you have. This banner used Apricot Appeal, Pretty in Pink, and Green Galore. I used More Mustard, Rose Red, and Green Galore ink to daub the edge of the letters. The letters were cut out in Whisper White using the Big Shot (love, love it) and the Serif Essentials Alphabet dies. I also used our wonderful new Butterfly punch. The "woody" station wagon on the Front cover is from the retired Just Beachy set from the Occasions Mini. If you like would like to order any of the current products, call or email me today. I'll post the rest of the cards we will be making at the open house on Saturday, July 25th from 10-3 on Tuesday and Wednesday. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Make and Take number 2

Today's card uses the new In-Color Crushed Curry Cardstock. It also uses the Razzleberry Lemonade Designer paper, Razzle Dazzle and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamps and the Big Shot Scalloped die and the circle cutter for the circle, Modern Label punch and movers and Shakers die. Melon Mambo dotted ribbon and ink. Lots of "tools" for these cards. I hope you are planning on joining me on Saturday, July 25th from 10-3. Come anytime, make a card, and place your order. I hope to see you then. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

New Catalog Openhouse Make and Takes

For the next four days I am going to show you the cards you can choose (only 1) to do as a make and take for the openhouse on Saturday, July 25th from 10-3. Please RSVP before Thursday, July 23rd so I know how many to prepare. These cards will use the Razzle Dazzle and the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets. The designer paper is Razzleberry Lemonade (my favorite) and the new in colors of Dusty Durango, Melon Manbo, Crushed Curry, and Rich Razzleberry. The dotted ribbons match the new in colors. A little tip when tying a knot with this new ribbon since it is not double sided. Turn the one side as you are pulling the knot tight. This will keep the dots on the outside. Here is today's sample, cased from Patty Bennett. You can see her originals here. Enjoy!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Sunflower with Bee

Sounds like a fancy painting but I liked the way this photograph came out. We were in New Hampshire at Plymouth State University and they had the most gorgous sunflowers. They were huge. When I focused in for a close up I saw this bee sitting on the flower. I think I will use this as an idea for a card. My classes are beginning again so I will have projects to share with you this weekend. Enjoy!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Birthday Cupcakes

Good morning. I know the papers are retired on this card, but we liked the soft effect and used them anyway during the birthday cards class. This one uses Crazy for Cupcakes (111618). I wanted to show you how wonderful this stamp set is and how easy it is to make a really cute card. We used markers to color the cupcakes and stand, and applied Dazzling Diamonds using the two way glue pen. Great card for kids and adults alike. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Stampin UP Demo special - DON'T WAIT

TODAY IS THE BIG DAY! From July 15 - August 31, you can become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for only $85!

ScreenHunter_05 Jul. 04 14.08 The special, limited-time Mini Starter Kit shown at right contains many of the items you need to get started in your new business, including:

  • For All You Do stamp set
  • In Color Classic Stampin' Pads (6)
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Business forms and tools

Or if you want to buy the standard $199 Starter Kit, in addition to the supplies listed below, you'll get all six of the new In Color Classic Stampin' Pads and one pack of In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")--a $43 value! The standard Starter Kit includes:

  • Five stamp sets
  • A Stampin' Around wheel, handle, and ink cartridge
  • Stampin' Pastels
  • Card stock
  • Eastern Blooms D├ęcor Elements and applicator tool
  • Five Classic Stampin' Pads
  • VersaMark Pad
  • Stampin' Scrub and Mist
  • Blender pens
  • Business forms and tools

These special offers--the Mini Starter Kit and the In Color add-on to the standard Starter Kit--are only available for a limited time, so you must act fast!

If you have any questions, please contact me! or visit my Stampin'UP Website here. To sign up online use the password: 242dixie. I can't wait for you to join my Stampinfinns group.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Monogrammed sets for Sale

Beginning Monday, July 20th I will have these monogrammed sets available for $20.00 including shipping. You will receive 4 cards (all the same), 4 envelopes, and a flap box to hold them all. I will post the pictures of all the sets with the brand new Designer Series Papers. Your Initial from the Lovely Letters Alphabet (115030) will complete the set. Call or email your order today.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

More of Portsmouth Harbor

Another picture from Portsmouth Harbor. There was a festival going on and we spent the rest of the day there. I didn't take pictures, sorry, was enjoying the weather and spending time with daughter and son in law. Ate at the Weathervane and had the most fabulous clam strips. I love FRESH seafood and it doesn't get much fresher than here at the coast. Today is son in laws birthday, Happy Birthday. Enjoy!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

I love the ocean!!

No stamping pictures today. We drove along the ocean from Portsmouth NH all the way to York Maine. A total distance of 30 miles that took us all afternoon because of bumper to bumper traffic. I did manage to find a beach and put my feet in the ocean. I can sit and watch the water all day. I just love it. The weather was perfect with a blue bird sky. No clouds!!!! Here is a picture of the harbor in Portsmouth. Enjoy!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Goodies in the damaged box

Good morning from COLD New Hampshire. We are enjoying the visit with daughter and hubby. I showed you the damaged box yesterday, here is what was inside. It's hard to believe but nothing fell out. I love getting a new box from Stampin'Up! and get excited with what is inside. Call or email today if you would like to join the In-Color Club. Always room for more. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Look at what was on my doorstep

I opened the door on Monday to find this box from Stampin Up. Check out the corner. Mr. Brown wasn't sure what happened, but suggested I check it immediately. I did and everything was there and in fantastic condition. I'll show you tomorrow what was in the box. I'm on vacation in New Hampshire to celebrate my son-in-laws 30th birthday on Saturday. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Uncle Sam

Isn't this just the cutest! It's made with our wonderful punches. Kim from found this wonderful guy. I think it would be a wonderful project for July 4th. I know it's past, but it's something you can do and have ready for next year. Enjoy!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

A rose is a rose

Doxiejan from Stampin' Addicts has done one of the most fantastic (I think) cards using the watercolor technique with the Aqua Painter and Reinkers. This card, and many more, are in the Gallery at Stampin'Addicts. I love the new in colors she used and the new Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper. I will be making some of these when I get home from vacation. We are going to New Hampshire for our Son-In-Laws 30th birthday. It should be a good time. I also plan on visiting another of my online friends from Stampin' Addicts, Jen. I will have my laptop and should be posting during that time, but if I don't you will know why not. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Worm Wishes

This is another card from the class we had making kids birthday cards. I received a card like this in a swap and it didn't have any information on the back to give credit. I made this one similar to the swap, but put one of our new Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons in the corner. I'm thinking of cutting one of the caterpillers out and adhering it to the top right corner. I used Green Galore, Whisper White, and Brilliant Blue cardstock. Green Galore and Brilliant Blue ink and our wonderful Stampin' Write Markers. The stamp set is Bugs & Kisses. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

I love Stampin Addict!!

I love the Stampin Addicts site. I spend tons of time there reading the wonderful posts and enjoying the fantastic pictures posted in their galleries. Stampin Addicts has lots of ideas using the Stampin’ Up! Big Shot and is giving away a Big Shot Die Pack as part of the Stampin’ Up! Summer Celebration.

Can you believe it- FREE DIES! You really don't wanna miss it! To enter, all you have to do is write about it on your blog, just like I did today.

Come on over, meet some new (and old) friends, and see what Stampin Addicts is all about!
I can wait to say hello!

Friday, July 3, 2009

First page of Celebration Banner

Yesterday I showed you Celia's front cover. Today I'm showing what Stephanie did with her first page. We had so much fun. Let me know if you and 5 of your friends would like to schedule a class of your own. Enjoy!

There are still spots available in my In-Color club. Call or email today and I'll add you to the list.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Celebration banner cover

We finished the Celebration banner class on Tuesday. I posted the inside of the banner here. Now I want to show you the cover that my downline Celia created. She used our new Modern Label Punch (116630) to create the firecracker. She added 3 small stars using the small star punch (109045) to complete the front. I think it is perfect. The gals had so much fun making these. I will take pictures of their different creations and post later. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


The new catalog is here. Call or email me to obtain your copy free (certain restrictions apply) There are so many wonderful new stamps, In-Colors (the In-Color club still has a few openings), fantastic new Designer much, too much to explain. Just get yours. I've have the active link on the right side bar sometime the next few days. Enjoy!


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