Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Presents

This is one that I saw some where in the blogosphere. I don't remember where I saw it or even when I first saw it. I knew that I had to CASE it and if someone knows where it came from, please let me know so that I can give them proper credit. I used Play Date Designer Paper cut into different sizes and stacked them on top of each other. The ribbon is 5/8" Real Red grossgrain. The "Merry Christmas" is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. This card is a great clean and simple card and only took me minutes to put together. I hope you enjoy.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Snowy Scene

I think this card is super cute! I just love this set. I started with a Bashful Blue card base and added Whisper White that I cut to look like hills. I lined the edges of the Whisper White with Dazzling Diamonds to give them a fresh snow effect. The trees are from Paisley Prints and stamped in Old Olive. For the girl from Greeting Card Kids, I stamped her in Staz On and colored her coat and leggings with Bashful Blue. I added Dazzling Diamonds to all her trim pieces to give her a good shine. I then took a piece of window sheet and stamped it with the snowflakes from Snow Swirled in Staz On white. I stuck this on the card base with mini glue dots to make sure it would stay.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

ABC's of the perfect homemade holiday!

Stampin' Up! holiday promotion...20% off
Getting your favorite products in bundles...20%off
Giving handmade gifts and packaging and seeing the look of aww on recipient's face...priceless
From now until Dec 16, 2010 you can purchase these bundles to help you create one of a kind gifts, cards and packages for your holiday gift giving.

You won't want to miss these fabulous bundles, stop by my website to order your bundles today! You can order online 24/7. You can also order directly from me by sending an email to me at

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P.S. If your wish list is a long one, you can always sign up to be a demonstrator. To join my team and save 20% on your future Stampin' Up! orders, click here and use password "Cypress".

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Scallop Square Apron

Isn't this the cutest apron you have ever seen?!! I made it for my daughter using Stampin' Up!'s scallop square die and the big shot. The fabric is some that I have had lying around for years waiting to be made into a dress. I thought that the apron would get more use because my daughter loves to be in the kitchen cooking with me. The flower at the waist is made using Stampin' Up!'s daisy die and the big shot.
Here is a close up of the daisy. I added one of Stampin' Up!'s retired Corduroy Chocolate Chip Buttons to finish of the daisy.Here is a close up of the fabric I used. It is super cute pink with pink and purple flowers all over. I know my daughter will love it and use it all the time.

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P.S. You only have a few more days left to get the FREE tote when you sign up to be a demonstrator. Don't wait until they are all gone. Stop by my website now and use password Cypress to sign up.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Exciting News from Stampin' Up!

You may have seen it already but if you haven't, you must take a look! It is the new Holiday Mini!

Click the catalog to download in .pdf format!

This mini is a must see because there are so many wonderful new products debuting today! You can choose from Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and even a little Valentine's Day products. One of Stampin' Up!'s brand new product launches is in there as well. How many of you have dreamed of the day that Stampin' Up! would offer fabric? Wait no more, fabric is in the Holiday Mini. Visit my website at to order online or email me at to order directly from me.

Exciting new part 2. How long have you been looking for an awesome craft tote that holds everything you need including your paper trimmer? Well, look now further!

From now until October 19, Stampin' Up! is giving this amazing craft tote to anyone who signs up to become a demonstrator for FREE!! Yes, your red that correctly. You will get this craft tote absolutely FREE with your starter kit. Stop by my website at and click on Start your own business in the bottom right corner. Use password CreativeSpace when filling out the form.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Popcorn Invites

Aren't these the cutest things you have ever seen?! My daughter is having a movie birthday and I wanted to make the invites. I patterned these after the flower pot cards with a few changes.
Here is a single invite. The top of the popcorn holder is 4 3/8" and the bottom is 3 1/4". The red stripes are 1/2" each. I used the ticket corner punch for the sentiment because I wanted to give it a "ticket" feel.Here is the invite with the center pulled out. For the popcorn, I used the scallop circle punch and punched different sizes. I sponged them with More Mustard to give them some definition and to make them look like they had butter on them.

My daughter is turning 7 and absolutely loves these invites. She said she wants a cake that looks exactly like the invites. I have to think about that.

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P.S. Remember that you have until the end of August to get your extra $25 hostess dollars with qualifying workshop. Contact me today to schedule your workshop.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My first scrapbook progression!

Here it is! My first scrapbook page progression! I am so happy with how it turned out. I am going to have my customers at a workshop make the 6x6 page and then so them how to make the 8.5x11 and then the 12x12 page. I have fallen in love with the Play Date DSP from Stampin' Up! I think it is the perfect paper for a Summer birthday!

Here is the 6x6 page.I used a strip of the flower DSP for this one. The cupcake is from the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set. I stamped it on Whisper White and colored it with the coordinating colors from the DSP.
Up next is the 8.5x11 page.
I used the Cupcakes wheel and Versamark for the cupcakes on the top of the page. The balloons are stamped on card stock, cut out and layered on the page (some have dimensionals). The So Saffron in the middle is from the Play Date DSP. The rectangle layer is where I will put some journaling and the square is for another photo.

Here is the 6x6 layered with the 8.5x11.An last but not least, the 12x12 page.
This one was super easy. I cut a strip of the Chocolate Chip numbers from the Play Date DSP and layered the number "4" from the colored sheet over top. I used a wire clip from the Clips Assortment to give it some definition. The sentiment is from the On Your Birthday stamp set. The final two squares are for two more photos. I don't have any photos to put in them because I plan on using this page for my son's birthday in a couple months.

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P.S. Don't forget that you have until the end of August to get an extra $25 in hostess dollars with a qualifying workshop. Contact me today for more details.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Greeting Card Back to School

How cute is this stamp set?! This set is called Greeting Card Kids and it is my new favorite! These little kids are so cute and versatile. I am going to give this card to my daughter's second grade teacher for back to school. You could also give this card to any parent whose child is going off to college or your own child going off to college as a "miss you" card.

This layout is for Mojo Monday. I decided to use different patterns from the Play Date Designer Paper Pack. I got this pack for FREE at Convention in July!

Remember that you have until the end of August to host a $350 workshop in order to get your extra $25 hostess freebie. Contact me today to book your workshop.

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Friday, July 30, 2010

PPA53 Purple Monochromatic

This week Pals Paper Arts is having a Purple Monochromatic challenge. I have so many things to do for my stamp camp tomorrow, I decided to make my card using My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up!

I absolutely love My Digital Studio! It is so easy to use and you can create almost anything with this software. From cards and scrapbook pages to dvds and photo albums, this program has almost everything. Stampin' Up! even offers downloads to expand your digital library. What more could you need, besides actual stamps and ink?

If you want more information on My Digital Studio or would like to order your own copy, visit my website at

Also remember that for the month of August if you hold a $350 workshop, you will get an extra $25 in hostess dollars FREE.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Final Convention Post

Convention was so much fun! This was my first one and I will absolutely be going again. Here are some photos from the sweet shop. Everything is made out of paper and embellishments!

Don't they look good enough to eat? I only took a couple of photos from the sweet shop because I got hungrier the more I stood there. I also wanted to share a couple of photos from the game show. I made it to the game show!!! I didn't make it past round one but it was so much fun. (After I got over being nervous in front of almost 2800 fellow demonstrators, being on that big stage and seeing myself on the jumbotron.)

For the last of my Convention photos, the second photo I took with Shelli. This was during lunch on Thursday of Convention. I was actually late to my class because the line was so long. The next day, they cut the line short so that no one would be late for class.I got Shelli to sign my Convention booklet!! Like I said earlier, I will be going back to Convention because it was so much fun. We learned a lot of new and exciting techniques and information. If you would like to join us next year, send me a comment and I will be more than happy to share my love for what I do!

Thanks for visiting and see you next time.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Exciting news about hostess benefits!

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Stampin' Up! is giving more incentive to host a workshop from now through August 31. With this exciting promotion, any hostess who holds a workshop that has $350 in sales will receive an extra $25 in FREE hostess dollars! That means that not only will you receive the usual level one or level two hostess set and $40 in hostess dollars you will also get $25 extra hostess dollars.

How would you like to have $65 to spend in the NEW Idea Book and Catalog? Contact me today to schedule your workshop before time runs out!

I will be back tomorrow with more photos from convention.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Flower Power Party at Convention

On Wednesday (check-in day) Stampin' Up! hosted a Flower Power Party. Many of the demonstrators chose to go all out and dress up. I didn't go all out but I did wear a dress that looked like it could have been from the sixties.Here I am with the Singing Serenadors.
Even Shelli and Sterling got dressed up for the Party!

We were told that there would be a game show on Saturday during the Closing Session. Qualifications were held at the Flower Power Party. This is a list of the games we had a chance of playing if we made the cut. I will share more photos from the game show later. I will tell you that I had a blast!!!

The Party was so much fun! I think everyone there had a lot of fun! I will share more Convention photos and exciting news tomorrow.

Thanks for visiting and see you tomorrow,

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Waiting in the airport & First day of Convention

I know I said I would try to post photos and information from Convention, but I was so tired every night. It was so exciting!

Wednesday was check-in day. We got a really cute messenger bag with our FREE stamp sets and Convention agenda. Right after check-in, I got in line for the Riverton Campus tour. While we were waiting on the bus, one of the staff members offered 6 of us a VIP tour of the campus as part of the You Crew. To my surprise, I got chosen!!!Here is a photo of the Riverton Campus from the bus as we pulled up.

Here we are on the pick line getting ready to fill some actual orders. How lucky were we?!

That is all for today. Be sure to come back tomorrow because I have more fun Convention photos to share!


P.S. If you want to have this much fun, contact me to find out how to become a demonstrator.

I forgot to tell you that my flight got delayed and now I have to wait a the airport for three hours! Oh well, now I get more time to look through the catalog and update my wish list!!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

My Stampin' Story

As part of Stampin' Up! new Recruit Crew, one of our first acts was to share our "My Stampin' Story". I have been playing with My Digital Studio trying to get this the way I wanted it. I first tried to do a vintage look, but I didn't like the way it was turning out. I then tried to use the medallion background stamp but didn't like the way that looked either. I started to play around with the new designer paper colors and this is what I came up with.

I didn't have any trouble with My Story because I have been thinking about it for awhile. I hope you like it.

I am leaving for Convention on Tuesday and will try to keep you updated with news and photos.

Thanks for visiting and see you next time.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

My Why

As part of Stampin' Up!'s Recruit Crew, our first Act was to create our own My Why story. This story is to put in writing why we decided to join the Recruit Crew and drives us to succeed.

I have thought about it and decided that I want to recruit people who will eventually become good friends. Who couldn't use more friends? "It's good to dream!" Dream about what comes next in my Stampin' Up! business and make it happen. Dream about all the great product and put them to use. Finally, I want to be a part of a great team. I already am because I am a part of the Stampin' Up! team. I would also like to build my own team of great stampers.

There you have it. My Why story. After Convention, I am planning on putting this in a frame and putting it somewhere I can see it everyday. I intend to stick with it and one day create a new My Why story with all new goals.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Greeting Card Christmas

I am in love with this new set. Greeting Card Kids is a new set in the new Stampin' Up! catalog. This set has four stamps; Christmas, Halloween, Valentine's Day, and Back to School. The little kids are precious and I strongly suggest that if you don't already have this set on your wish list, add it.

This card is one of the ones that we will be doing in our Second Annual Christmas Stamp Camp. We have three demonstrators each doing two different designs. This camp is for those who want to get a jump on their Christmas cards and also want to give handmade cards.

I don't remember where I first saw this technique, but I love it. You take your scallop oval die and run it through the big shot with a piece of chipboard. You can use the inside oval for another project. For this you only need the scallop piece and the outside piece. Take your card stock and place it inside your Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder. Layer your scallop oval on top of the folder and run it through the big shot with the two cutting plates on top and bottom. What you end up with is an embossed piece with the middle oval bare. I sponged over my piece with Real Red to get the petals to pop out. I colored this little girl with by blender pens and markers, then added glitter to her trimmings (you can't tell in the photo but she really shines!).

Thanks for visiting and see you next time. If you need any help with this technique, ask and I can send you step by step directions.


Friday, July 9, 2010

What to do?

What do you do when you are waiting on the UPS man to deliver stamps? Stamp of course!! While I was waiting I was doing some blog surfing. I visited Tiffany at My Crafty World and found a wonderful picture. I knew immediately that I wanted to use Stampin' Up!s new colors Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist along with a couple of favorites Chocolate Chip and Whisper White. I am pleased at how this card turned out.

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Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Eastern Blooms, Woodgrain Background
Colors: Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Clips Assortment

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 4th of July!!

I decided since tomorrow is Independence Day that I should make a scrapbook page to save some memories. I love My Digital Studio because of how easy it is to use! I wanted the photo to be something different so I used the star punch and resized it. I used some snowflakes for the fireworks because I don't have the digital Fourth of July set. I think they work perfectly.

Happy 4th of July to all my fellow American's!! Be safe and have fun!

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Friday, July 2, 2010

It feels like Christmas!!

Oh my gosh! Today feels like Christmas for me! First I got my Stampin' Up! shipment that I ordered a week ago. Next I got my new computer bag, which I LOVE!! I have been looking for a bag that fits my 17" laptop for weeks and none of the million stores around me have any cute bags that fit. Finally I found a bag on that is really cute and it FITS!! And last but not least; my badge and bag voucher for Convention came in the mail today!!! I can't believe Convention is is 18 days!!!

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Guess what today is!!!

To look at the catalog in PDF format, simply click the cover of the catalog you wish to see. Be sure to check them all out because there are wonderful products and projects you will want to CASE in every one.

2010-2011 Catalog:

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Click here to download the 2010-2011 Catalog Supplies

Celebrando Creatividad

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Definitely Decorative

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To order out of any one of the new catalogs, please stop by my Stampin' Up! Website.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Flirty Aprons

Oh my gosh, How cute are these?! They are called Flirty Aprons. I found my over to Oops, I Craft My Pants via Sabriena Satchwell at Little Miss Scrapalicious and I am so glad I did. These aprons are too stinkin' cute! I have got to get a matching pair for my daughter and me. She loves to be in the kitchen with me no matter what I am doing. They have men's and children's aprons as well as women's. You have got to go check out the wonderful aprons.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New Domain

I just changed my domain name. I don't know if this affects those who already follow my blog, but I wanted to let you all know. The new domain is

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Blue Bell and PPA

This week Pals Paper Arts is having a Summer theme challenge. If ice cream doesn't scream summer to you, I don't know what does. For those of you who are unlucky to not know what Blue Bell Ice Cream is, it is the "Best Ice Cream in the Country." Blue Bell is a local Texas favorite and not available everywhere. I would recommend that if you ever get a chance to come visit us down here in Texas, you try it and you will agree.

Now on to the 6x6 scrapbook page. I used Crumb Cake as the base and layered a piece of DSP from the soon retiring Tea Party set. I then layered a piece of Chocolate Chip and another piece of Tea Party DSP. The two photos are each matted with the soon retiring Gable Green, as was the top note in Very Vanilla. The ice cream cones are from the Sweet Scoops set available in the Summer Mini Catalog. The bases are stamped in soon retiring Close to Cocoa. The ice cream is stamped to look like Mint Chocolate Chip, Strawberry and Cookies and Cream.

If you are interested in any of these retiring products or any of the many others, click here for more information. If you are interested in becoming a demonstrator for only $99, click here and use password "Creative Space". Thanks for visiting and see you next time.


Friday, June 11, 2010

King of the Grill

Just in time for Father's Day and Summer BBQs! I love this set! It is called "King of the Grill" and it is from Stampin' Up!'s Summer Mini catalog.

For this card, I used the woodgrain background stamp inked with Chocolate Chip on a piece of Kraft card stock for the base. I then stamped the "King" in Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla and colored him with a few new colors (returning in-colors). I used Pacific Point for his shirt, Riding Hood Red for his apron and hat, Wild Wasabi for his tools and Crumb Cake (Kraft) for his pants. I didn't want to color the grill because I wanted the focus to be on the "King". He is backed up by a piece of To the Nines DSP. The sentiments are stamped in Riding Hood Red on Very Vanilla and punched out with the Word Window punch.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

$99 Mini Starter Kit

The time has never been more perfect to join Stampin' Up! as an independent demonstrator! Stampin' Up! is offering a MINI STARTER KIT for only $99 (FREE SHIPPING)!

After you sign up as a demo, you will get to:
*preorder selected items from the new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog
*receive 30% off your first $150 order placed within 45 days of signing up
*receive a copy of the new catalog with your first order placed in June

Here's what's included in the Mini Starter Kit
Item Description Value
117050 Watercolor Trio stamp set (wood mount) $22.95
118571 I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (clear mount) $18.95
118486 Clear Mount Block C $6.95
116987 Homemade single stamp* $8.95
100730 Whisper White card stock (8 1/2 x 11) $8.50
119706 Brights Collection assorted card stock (8 1/2 x 11)* $6.95
115656 Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
119667 Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad* $5.95
115658 Rich Razzelberry Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
100814 Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
119261 Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon* $6.95
121620 Color Coach* $14.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
Retail Value of products in kit $124.90
* Sneak Peak items!

All items above are recommended, but a new recruit can substitute a like item of equal or lesser value; and you can be assured that all items listed will be continued in the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog!

The MINI STARTER KIT also includes the same business supplies that are in the Standard Starter Kit:
-Getting Started DVD
-Getting Started Guide
-Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
-2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
-2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog (8 shipped separately in July)
-Summer Mini Catalog (8)
-To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
-Recruit Folders (5)
-Recruit Brochures (20)
-Hostess Brochures (20)
-Hostess Benefit Forms (10)
-Customer Order Forms (50)

With the included business supplies, the value of this kit approaches $199. What a wonderful opportunity for the hobby demo! You can hold your first workshop right away or just get creating for friends and family!

Click here to get started. Use password Creative Space.

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Nearing the end of National Scrapbooking Month

You only have a few more days left to take advantage of Stampin' Up!'s National Scrapbooking Month promotions.

1.) You can get a set of free brads with every qualifying purchase.
2.) If you sign up to be a demonstrator, you get two technique DVDs FREE!

Be sure to stop by my website for all the details and ordering information. My password to use when filling out your Independent Demonstrator Agreement is Creative Space.

Thanks for stopping by and see you next time.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Thank you for Memorial Day PPA

This week Pals Paper Arts is having a Memorial Day inspiration challenge. When I first saw the challenge for this week, I immediately thought "red, white and blue with the American flag". I made the card and knew instantly that I was not going to use that one. I did not like the way it turned out at all. For the next couple of days, I kept trying to decide what to do and when I was combing through the SCS website yesterday afternoon, it came to me. Red, white, and blue with stars!

I used Brilliant Blue for the base and versamarked the stars from the Under the Stars stamp set. Next comes Whisper White with Thank You from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Brilliant Blue and Real Red. I versamarked the same stars as before on Real Red for the top layer. Before adhering this to the base, I wrapped a piece of Whisper White Organza ribbon around it. The stars were made with the Stars #2 Die and the Big Shot. They are finished with a silver brad and dimensionals to give them some "pop".

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Thursday, May 13, 2010


Here is another creation made from My Digital Studio. I have been using this program a lot lately. It is so versatile. You can make just about anything using My Digital Studio from cards and photo albums to slide shows with music. If you don't have My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up! yet, I strongly encourage you to get it. Right now Stampin' Up! is having a special. If you purchase My Digital Studio before May 31, you get a FREE package of Designer brads. Stop by my website for more information or to order.

Now for today's card. I made this one for Pals Paper Arts challenge #42. This week is a color challenge using Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive and Real Red. As you can see, I made Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive the main characters with Real Red a supporting color.

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

To all the mothers and mothers to be. Happy Mother's Day!!

This is a card I made using My Digital Studio. Now that I have learned how to use this program, I am using it all the time. It is really a time saver and so much fun. You can create almost anything you want and still have the colors match Stampin' Up! colors exactly when you use their professional print services.

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