Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Holiday Mini is HERE!!!!

New Holiday Mini Catalog -- Stampin' Up!

Leaves gently falling on a cold autumns day, spooky treats to share, thank full greetings and stockings hung with care are just a few of the mini visions I get when looking at the NEW HOLIDAY MINI. The new mini is jammed pack with wonderful new stamp sets and products... I am just overwhelmed. I can't wait to share with you some of the new stuff at my workshop on October 1st. If you've not registered, hurry I only have five spots left and trust me you will not want to miss this event!!

Also, Nicole, a Cookie Lee representative will be at my workshop on October 1st and she will have some jewelry for sale or you can order from the catalog.  Please feel free to stop by my house if you want to browse the jewelry but not attend the workshop or if you want to place an order via phone just let me know.

Jewelry Trends & Tricks

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hand Penned Holidays and My Fur Baby!!

Hello Blog World!! I am so excited for this years Holiday Mini; it is jammed pack with wonderful new stamp sets for the upcoming Holidays and new products. I recently sold all my retired stamps thanks to one woman in Elk Grove and was able to purchase some fun new stuff. My new purchase included the new stamp set Hand-Penned Holidays and I made the card that was featured in the mini for this set... what do you think?

I absolutely love the medallion background stamp, so when I saw the sample in the mini I know I had to recreate the card. Using versa mark ink I stamped the medallion on certainly celery card stock and heat embossed using clear powder. Then I stamped the "Give Thanks" from the new perfectly penned set on very vanilla card stock using early espresso ink, embellished with ribbon and created the scallop border using the same color. I also ordered the boho blossoms punch and punched those cute little flowers out of coordinating paper. The base of the card is so saffron and I added a touch of elegance with the pearls. Thanks Stampin UP for a great design... I love this card. Email me if you want any of the products used in this card. The Hand-Penned Holidays set will be available September 1st.

Last weekend, Roni and I went to watch her nephew's first practice game -- he's playing high school football and then we went to my Grandmas. I volunteered Roni to power wash her patio. The power washer was in the back of the car with Zoe and on a turn it feel over and scared Zoe so much she hoped up front with me. The entire trip to Fairfield she rode in the front with us, so I took a picture. Here is my cute little baby...

Hope you all have a great weekend... mine starts today at 4 p.m. I am off of work tomorrow and plan on hanging out with my mom and then in the evening we are going to see Miss Saigon. I am really looking forward to seeing it and no worries I will be more than happy to use my mediocre English skills and write a review on it. Then Saturday we are going to watch Roni's nephew first game and then I am devoting the rest of the weekend to cleaning and stamping. Although, I'd love to go bowling... Roni, I hope you read this :).

Happy Stamping!!

Christmas Card Workshop!!

Christmas Card Workshop!!

Make 6 cards using 3 designs and 2 gift items
for $20.00

When: October 1, 2011
Where: Shanna’s house in Roseville
Time: 1:00 p.m. (expect to stay for about 3-4 hours)
Space is limited – 10 spots available
RSVP by September 16th
Payment constitutes your reserved spot
Cash or Check 
(916) 747-8985

Please bring scissors, adhesive and a bone folder!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Summer Pool Party

I can't believe that we are half way through August already and summer is coming to a close. I love to stamp with the seasons... usually, but I am anxious for Fall and have made a few fall cards.

This past weekend I took a few extra days off work thinking I was going to do some serious stamping... ha. Thursday night I started my pool party card and I did not finish it till last night. I did, however, pull out my sewing machine this weekend (I took sewing lessons for about 3 years when I was younger) and made some fleece pj bottoms for Roni and some Halloween ones for me. I have to admit that my sewing skills are a bit rusty and I forgot that patterns run big... but the pants are made and thank goodness for draw strings. Maybe I can con Roni into modeling her pants and I will post a picture.

Well, here's my pool party card...

Up Close... sorry, it's a little blurry.

I used the new in colors from the 11/12 catalog... the base of the card is Pool Party, then I placed a layer of Island Indigo and the sun is made using the 1 3/4 scallop circle. I stamped the "kids" which are from the summer mini set Sunny Fun using stazon ink on Whisper white and colored them using the incolors. I mounted the "kids" on a piece of Calypso Coral and then made the waves with the scallop edge border. I LOVE how this card turned out. I remember seeing this stamp in the summer mini and being immediately drawn to it so, I bought it and up until this card have not used the set... now I can't wait to use the other 2 larger stamps in the set.

If you love my card and just have to have the set, please contact me before the end of the month as the Summer Mini ends on the 31st and the Holiday Mini begins.

Here's a sneak peak at some of the fun things I've already gotten from the Holiday Mini... can't wait to share :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

August Stampin UP! Special - Designer Paper

Now's the time to stock up on Designer Paper because this months special from Stampin UP! is buy 3 get one free.

Email me and I will be happy to take you order.

New Blog and Retired Sets

Welcome to my stamping blog. I hope to use this blog to share my passion for crafting and highlight some of the fabulous products Stampin UP! carries. I once had a blog years ago but rarely updated it and forgot the user name and password. So, this is my revitalization of my old blog.

My first entry will be a listing of retired stamps I am selling off... here's a cute card I made recently with the tart and tangy set.

ALL of my retired stamp sets have been SOLD!!
1. Tart and Tangy (set of 4) $3.50
2. Happy Heart Day (set of 7) $8.00
3. A good egg (set of 7) $8.00
4. Seasonal Whimsy (set of 7) $8.00
5. SOLD - Eat Cake (set of 8) $8.00
6. Merry and Bright (set of 4) $5.00
7. Perfect Presentation (missing tree - set of 10) $5.00
8. Nursery Necessities (set of 12) $10.00
9. Birthday Whimsy (missing short present - set of 4) $3.00
10. Oh, so lovely (set of 4) $5.00
11. A little bit of happiness (set of 4) $5.00
12. A little birdie told me (set of 12) $8.00
13. SOLD - Sassy Stems (set of 3) $5.0014. Priceless (set of 11) $10.00
15. Itty bitty backgrounds (set of 4) $2.00
16. Friendship Blooms (set of 5) $5.00
17. Linen Background (set of 1) $5.00
18. Mixed Bouquet (set of 9) $8.00
19. Polka Dots & Paisley (set of 6) $5.00
20. Yummy (set of 3) $5.00
21. So many scallops (set of 4) 3.00
22. SOLD - Make it count (set of 10) $5.00
23. Lots of thoughts (set of 6) $4.00
24. Time well spent (set of 12) $10.00
25. Print Pattern (set of 1) $5.00
26. SOLD - Polka Dots and Petals (set of 8) $5.00
27. So Much (set of 5) $6.00
28. Ginormous Flowers (set of 6) $5.00
29. Pretty Petals background (set of 1) $8.00
30. SOLD - Doodle this (set of 5) $5.00If you'd like specific pictures of a set, please email me ( All the sets are wood mounted and like new. Email me if you are interested in buying any of the sets and I will let you now the cost of shipping. I will accept cash, money order or paypal (I will send you an invoice) and will mail set upon receipt of payment.