Card Basics

Card Basics ~~ One 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of card stock will make a base for 2 cards. Cut it at 4 1/4 portrait and score at 5 1/2. Or for landscape cut at 5 1/2 and score at 4 1/4.

Here is a list of some of my favorite tools: BIG SHOT die cutting machine ~ Grid paper ~~ Stampin' UP! Stampin Trimmer (cutting and scoring) ~Bone Folder - this little tool is a MUST! ~Multipurpose Liquid Glue ~ Glue Dots ~ Stampin' Dimensionals, Score tape, Stickles. BLING, BLING AND MORE BLING.... If it sparkles, I love it!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Blessings....

I just wanted to take a moment and say Happy Easter everyone!   I'm posting a photo that I took in Texas as we were traveling through last May.   It was a HUGE cross on the side of the road, and we were on the interstate and I looked over and knew I had to have a photo.  So this is not professionally taken.  It's a snapshot as we were driving.  But it makes me think.

Every time I look at it, I think of God and how He sent His Son, Jesus to the cross for us.  

I, as a mother, can't imagine what it would be like to send my son to die on a cross for everyone else.   I grasp at understanding this love and selflessness sometimes. 

But as He promised, there was a resurrection, and I know in my heart that HE will come again.  I thank GOD every day that He loved me that much.  

I believe the true message for us all in life is to love one another.  Yes, we'll make mistakes, I'll be the first to admit I'm nothing close to perfect.  I pray daily for forgiveness,  but because of LOVE we can be forgiven Thank You God and Jesus. 

Loving you all and praying for you.  Not just those immediately around me, but my family and friends on FaceBook that are near, and all over the world. 

John 3:16   For GOD so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 
Holy Bible, KJV

Saturday, March 30, 2013

It's Saturday! WOW

Time sure flies when you're havin' fun with Stampin' UP!    I got my order on Wednesday, and I've been trying to deliver the class their goodies!!  But life happens and you know what they say about "best laid plans..." They will be there soon ladies!  In the meanwhile... here is a cute little thank you card I made today for my customers from the last class....

Just used whisper white for the base, ran it through the big shot with the Delicate Design Folders 
and ther are 2 embossing folders in this pack for $8.95
 and coordinate with the Large Scallpe Edglits Die
then a little ink, a little ribbon and there ya have it!!  I hope you enjoy it, get inspired by it and I hope you'll come back and visit again real soon!
God Bless You ALL!!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Hello Friends!

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I have been really busy this week so I haven't posted in a few days.  But I'll pick up the pace and as my friend Linda would say...."stay on task"  (wink wink at Linda!)  this week...

I would like to say that I have some AMAZING friends! They are all so nice and supportive of me as a person,  my card making and STAMPIN' UP! . Thank YOU!! 

Some of my friends are crafters, card makers, scrappers, some of them just love to crochet, paint or collect things.  Others sell other products like Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple and Thirty One ~~ and I can't leave out Scentsy! Then there are the wonderful friends that buy from us.   That helps so much!  For this I say Thank YOU all... I LOVE you all!

Now,  I would like to share some photos of some of my friends that came to my workshop on the 16th of March.   We had a lot of fun, and make some pretty cards! 

All of my friends hard at work on their cards!

Linda playing with the ink!
Teddy sharing her card....

Thanks for a great afternoon!     Can't wait for the next workshop!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and Have a Blessed Day!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Here is the Die Cut I Won!

Hi everyone,   a couple of posts back I told you about becoming a designer for another blog, well, unfortunately that's not going to happen.  BUT, I've met some really nice people and will continue to follow their blogs and hope you will too  :)

On that same post, I mentioned that I had won a die cut in the shape of a telephone from a company called  Die-Versions ----  Whispers - Operator Please....     THANK YOU DIE-VERSIONS!!  y'all go check out their site!

I got in in the mail and wanted to show it to you.   Not to mention what else it can do...  (this is actually a side effect of a crafter's brain haha)  See the photo's below!

notice I took have only taken a few parts out at this point...
a little color from the markers, and a little Glossy Accents....
and TADA!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a Blessed Day! 
I hope you'll check back soon!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Stampin' Up! Workshop

                                    Do you need a break?
How about just a few hours to create something that you can send to someone else?
I'm inviting you to come to a Stampin' Up! workshop!!

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Class fee $10.00 cash or check

 The theme for this class will be "get well" - included will be a "hard to find" masculine get well card. Men don't always like the "fufu floral" things we like.   
If you bring a guest that has not been to my class before you get an extra goodie! (your guest can not be a child -please no little kids - we work with sharp objects sometimes- nor someone I've invited before) ** please confirm  & confirm your guest/s  with me by Friday at the latest. (I have to cut kits) thanks so much!  
Last, BUT NOT LEAST - You have the opportunity to get FREE products! AWESOME PRODUCTS! Here's how:
For every $50.00 in product you purchase (before tax/shipping) you get to choose a freebie from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. This will be your last chance to place an order of $50.00 (or more) to get a freebie!  
SALE-A-BRATION ends March 22nd.
If you have any questions please call me! (those of you that have been to my workshops before, don't forget your basics....fussy cut scissors, bone folder, glue or tape runner)
7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (introduced in the 2013 spring catalog) just in time for Sale-A-Bration for 15% off!

Dates: March 15 – May 30, 2013

The 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch and the clear stamps  all in a bundle  - only $23.95!
No worries if you already have the punch... you can order the Clear Stamp Set $14.95!







Saturday, March 9, 2013

Saturday Special Card

Hi everyone!    Hope you are happy and well.  I'm a little behind on my posts.  Not to mention I am behind on everything else this week.   My neighbor and friend passed away this week. His funeral was today. His big smile will be missed.  So here is a sympathy card I made Thursday. 


I've been working on some other stuff so I hope you'll check back soon! Big Hugs to everyone!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013



Thanks for taking the time to come to my page.  It's been a busy weekend and a busy day today.
I just want to say thank you to the following people.  

Over the weekend, I was invited to join a really cool group of ladies on a design team for Twist Of Faith Cards.  I'm so excited!  I can't wait to start!

I also entered a contest on Face Book to win a die cut from Die-Versions and won that! I can't wait to get it in the mail and use it!!  It's a telephone!  Anyone that knows me knows I'm always on the phone!  How fitting!    and

Then when I checked my mail today,  I had a package because I had won another drawing on Face Book from Stampin Grammy and got a Stampin' Up! set called "Carry On"  it's a hostess set - one I don't have. Not to mention some really pretty cards from her and a precious little calendar!  All I can say is  ~ COOL!  Thank you! (get to Stampin Grammy from my Face Book page)

I have my work cut out for me this week!  So I'll be posting some cards soon.  Don't forget to check my list of pages I follow and check out my friends pages too!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Hello Friday!

Welcome back to my blog!  I hope you've had time to stamp or be creative this week.  I've always got at few things going on at one time.   Do any of you do that?    Then I will get something on my mind that really inspires me and I go with it until it's finished.   I wish I could do that with housework and diets!   Hmmm on with the show!
These are some Stampin' Up! Cards I designed to take to a "swap" in Orlando in January. Stampin' Up! had a leadership program and I was able to go to it and LOVED it!! I had never been to anything like that and it was scarry at first, then amazing! I am a people person. I can find someone to talk to in any group... so that's what I did. When my group wasn't available, I just hung out with whoever was around. Everyone was nice.... but met some really sweet ladies from Canada. And I was really excited about meeting Shelly!!



hope you enjoy checking out my cards.... I just think they're TOO INKIN' CUTE!  I hope you do to!
Have a wonderful day and a blessed weekend!!   Create something when you have time!!
Stop back by often.. you never know what you'll find on here!