Happy Thanksgiving...

I hope that you had a great Thanksgiving with your family.

I've been on the computer most of the day. I've been looking online all week for ideas for literacy centers, ideas for the classroom, and so I've been doing a little whipping up on a website for my class. I don't know if I really will get it finished/online, but I did get quite a bit done today.

That's really all I know. My birthday tomorrow. I think I may go have a bite of ice-cream cake. :)


Christmas Houses...

Totally inspired by Mary @ Isabella's Closet I had to make a couple of these little houses. I have glitter everywhere on these houses. On the roofs, bases, the sides. (I love glitter!!!) On the green house I sponged ink on the bottom and drew bushes and on the back is a little crawling vine. On the pomegranate house, I used a big swirly stamp to decorate. I used a card I had made for inspiration on the pomegranate house.

I'll be posting more later. Thanks for the house ideas Mary! :)


a little belated...

I didn't get a chance to post my boo sign that I made for Halloween. I haven't gotten many things made lately, but I was proud of my little sign. I had the letters connected with jump-rings, but when I went to hang it up, it didn't hang straight, so I had to add a little support.

Now I'm thinking about my Christmas cards. And I need to get working on those asap! Maybe next week, since I have a whole week off for Thanksgiving.

Anyway - I'm watching a THS on Patrick Dempsy and then going to watch desperate housewives and brothers & sisters. all kinds of good things.

ooh - not paying attention to what I'm writing. Better just go watch...


Casting Crowns

All of my pictures came out pretty much blurry. I tried to get as close as I could to the front, and for general admin. I think I did pretty good. However, my camera didn't want to cooperate. So, you'll have to just see this one. I don't think I got all the band members in this shot. But this one you can tell that they have facial features. John Waller and the band Leeland opened.

So - that was my Thursday night! I went by myself, and it was such a good concert!

I have a couple of other paper-craft related pictures to post later, but right now I want to go and attempt to make a Christmas tree. :)


I think I'm still alive...

I realize that it has been an inconceivable amount of time since I posted last. Or since I stamped. I don't think I had posted this card for you yet, but if I have, forgive me.

So, what has happened since a random post in August, and a post in October? Well... let's see...

School starting
Starting the 2nd six weeks
Church goings-on
Losing my mind somewhere around August 27 (first day of school)
a stomach virus (thanks kids!)
Poor un-touched stamps
Visit to the Pumpkin Patch (field trip)
Singing in a wedding (tonight actually)

And I acutally have this cute little "boo" sign that I made, and I would love to take a picture of it for you, but my Mom wanted to borrow my camera, and now I can't find it. I also have a card that I need to post for you, but... well...

I am quite sad that I didn't have my camera for the pumpkin patch. It was fun, although I had been out the day before with some stomach virus. And the bumpy hayride didn't boost my confidence in my very little strength.

I have also been so out of the loop in regards to my stamping and scrapbooking. I do miss it. There are some weekends that I go back up to the school and work, just to get things organized and sorted. I lay something down, and then I can't find it a day later. So - I try to put things where I can know they'll be - but that works for Monday, and then Tuesday - Friday it's a free-for-all with everything.

I have also (unfortunately) let the cat out of the bag that I'm crazy and will go dance and do stupid things on stage for the "pep-rally" on Fridays. So I have had to do all sorts of things - and most times I am volunteered, rather than the one volunteering. Oh well.

I'm going to see if I can find something mild to eat. And see if anyone knows where my camera is hiding.

Stamp something good today. I'm going to try.


it has been a long august...

between Aspen...

and Matagorda...

and the polka-dot palace...

it has been one long and busy August. It took a lot of work to get my new classroom ready for the school year. These pictures were on meet the parent night (which explains the tubs and boxes). I painted the classroom, hung my fabric on the bulletin board, have my wonderful curtains from Mary and got all the things ready that I needed in the very short month of August. We kept Aspen 4 days, I was in Matagorda for 3, worked in my room for almost the rest of the month, kept things together for church... so if you see one of my friends along the way - tell them hi for me. Oh! And I had to help my best friend get her new classroom ready. (I've spent so much at the teacher store...)

I just wanted to check in. Here are a couple more pictures from my classroom. I'll get some more soon, I only got a few taken before the parents and kids came for a visit.

When you enter, these things are to your right on the wall. Hall passes, school pocket chart has bus numbers, a table for take-home folders and turning in work.

The "table cloth" on this little table is actually one of the curtains that went over my closet last year, when the door was missing. (?? still don't know why...) I have the sides safety-pinned and so it looks nice and neat. It is also not too wide that it blocks the door.

The third of 3 fabulous curtains in my room. This one covers up an unbelievably yucky tile thing above the sink. I've also put our birthday chart there in the little alcove. I need a better option for the mirror.

This is part of the board where I do morning meeting. Our calendar, days of the week, months of the year, days in school, job charts, weather, poetry, counting, alphabet chart for alpha cheer... and (of course) plenty of polka dots.

I'll post more soon of the reading center and other things. :)


Not much time to stamp.

We've had this little miss yesterday and today to babysit. Mom and I have been busy with her. She's such a little stinker. She'll be 14 months this month, and it just doesn't seem possible.

I went up to the school Monday. I had little green fuzzy things growing on a few of my things. Which - freaks me out. And I don't think any amount of lysol will solve my problems. I went Tuesday and got part of the room painted. I've got to get the rest done tomorrow. When it is all finished, I'll post a picture. It will be a super cute room, even if I'm allergic to the school. (blah)

I haven't had much time to stamp this week. I was really looking forward to all of the dirty dares this past week, but I didn't get a chance to get many done. I'm going to go back before the time to post and play is over and do some. They were all super fun! Well done ladies!!!

This is one of the cards that I did have a quick chance to make. This one is for Lauren's (mytime) sketch challenge. Very cute. And I had to do it in my trendy new fav's. (pomegranate, wasabi, pumpkin, sky)

now - back to that tag I was supposed to write 7 other random things about me.

1. I like (scratch that) love bags. All kinds of bags. Scrapbook bags, teacher bags, purses, tote bags, etc. I also like buckets. Really cute metal buckets. ooh.

2. I lose things. All the time. I'll set my adhesive down on my sb table, and I can't find it to save my life. (and I usually look over it about 10 times.)

3. I wear "Ralph" by Ralph Lauren. One of my dear best friends bought me some years ago, and it was/is the perfect scent for me. And I buy the big bottles.

4. My house colors and classroom colors are completely different. At home I have red, black, brown, white, and then giraffes, leopard prints, and clean lines. At school I have turquoise, hot pink, lime green, back & white polka dots. I love it all. Good thing I have 2 places for my two - very different styles.

5. I wear size 11 shoes

6. I skipped school in college.

7. I took French in high school, and Latin in college. What a combination. right? quaere verum.

That's all for now. Talk later.


fs24 & a quickie ;)

I was tagged by Sandy over at Stampin', Scrappin' & More! I'll need to get 7 random things posted for you, but that must wait until tomorrow. I need to go to bed. Had enough drama today and over the week-end. More drama than I deserve. ;)

So - to make this story quick... I got my car back from the body shop last Tuesday. Drove it home. Went Wed. to church and back. Went Sat. to the DQ to get supper - and on the way home Car started smoking. I had to coast home. Lovely. So, today we called an auto guy (Mike) who goes to our church, and he was able to come out and look at it. And it wouldn't move. So, he & his mechanic buddy had to go back to the shop to get transmission fluid, and they had to put a bunch in to get it to go. So, they drove it back to the shop and fixed what was wrong... AND they fixed my air conditioner. This was the 3rd or 4th Texas summer I had gone without AC. But anyway - Mike said that he thought that the hoses weren't connected very well (if at all... *frightning*)

There were other things going on today. But I shall spare you. :) (you're welcome!)

But in the midst of all this - I was able to stamp a little. This is for the Featured Stamper challenge over @ SCS this week. I am totally motivated to stamp from these challenges. (Is it bad that these are stamp-lifts and not totally original ideas?) (nah...) ok. So here is this week's FS24 card.

I've got some other cards to post, but that can wait until later. I have a funeral to go to tomorrow, for a friend's mom who passed away. Very sad.

Anyway. I'll post more later. toodles...


Wanted & Outlaw

I have been playing with this set and paper today. I am having a great time! They are wicked-cool. (do people still say that anymore?)

This card was supposed to be for the featured stamper challenge, and came out nothing like the card I was trying to use for inspiration. I'll have to try again. But it's a fun card.

For this one I thought that I would make a long card for a workshop that I'm doing this friday. Well, a few layers later, and I thought that this one will be good to show what you can do. (But I'll try not to get too carried away)

This one I cased right out of the catty. Well, the layout anyway. The colors and stamp sets were changed. I made a second that had a few tweaks, and I think that I may have a winner to show off this great combo. (and considering that my hostess wants to see these new boho west things - I'll be in good shape.) (and it's so fun too!!)

You know, it's been raining since the end of may/beginning of june. And it is raining AGAIN!! Not that I'm complaining. I know that we need the rain. We've also had some very nice lower temperatures for July. (not terrible 104+ things) But it has become hard on some places & people. Rivers and lakes are flooded, roads have been destroyed, and the lake for our sub-division is *way* up. The creek behind our house is pretty much full (luckily, it runs to the lake) and we are squishy. Just plain squishy. I don't know what's going on, but at least we are safe.

I'll tack card deets on in a bit.

another new card...

Yes. This is a rather bold color combination. But I like it. I used the new pomegranate, wasabi, and new basic grey colors with pumpkin & vanilla. Fun & funky. I was also excited to use the new scallop punch! I wish that it was a little bigger, but I think it is so fun! I only have the scallop oval in the *other* brand, and had been holding off on buying more, and am really glad that I got this new circle. I can tell you already that it will be a dearly-loved card staple.

I've got a workshop Friday that I need to get ready for. But the card I just made to try and give me ideas got a little carried away, and might not be good for a workshop. But I will definately take it to show. (I'll photo and post in a bit)

I did go to bed early last night. 11:30. And I slept late too. So I guess I was really tired. Actually, I woke up at 6:-something, and looked at the clock, said "nah" and rolled over and went back to sleep.

I just heard the cat getting into my glass of water. And he's old and cranky, and just won't listen. (I had to go get him before he spilled the glass) His hair is falling out, he stands right in front of you to keep you from going a certain direction, and no-one can go to the bathroom without him knocking you down to get in the sink and drink from the faucet. Company just doesn't know what to think.

I'm off to stamp some more. :)


Cards on the fly...

Today I made 2 cards in 1 little hour. Can you believe it? I hardly ever get something made that quickly. And cards usually go quicker than scrapbook pages. Those take me for-ev-er. I have to re-photograph the other card I made, but here is one of them:

I finally got to use some of the new stamps I got Friday. Having to just open the box and then leave was not fun. But at least it made me want to stamp even more. I think I've made at least 1 thing with each of the new stamps that I got, and those pictures will be coming shortly. I'm super tired tonight, so I think I'm going to go to bed early. Or - on time. However you'd like to look at it.

Card deets are below. Have a great night!!

{you're so thoughtful}
stamps: priceless, polka dot bkgnd, absolutely fabulous; cardstock & ink: certainly celery, pretty in pink, cameo coral, groovy guava, very vanilla; accessories: celery, p-i-pink, vanilla grosgrain, new scallop circle punch



Mom tagged me. 8 random things about myself. Hmmm...

1. I've always known that I was supposed to be a teacher. Even as a child.

2. I've had the same best friend since I was 5. I have a couple other best friends, but K is more like a sister than anything else. We met at swimming lessons.

3. I get stuck on songs and albums. I have to listen to a cd over and over again. And then I have to literally force myself to listen to something else. Seriously. I just had to do it tonight.

3b. I can learn the lyrics to a song pretty quickly. Give me a few listens to a song, and I can sing along. Which makes it all the more difficult NOT to sing along to a song. I know so many. Can start lyrics to a song when I hear the first couple of notes.

4. I love to be organized. But from the state of my studio you would never know it. I've even had friends come to organize their spaces - and think I am their own "Mission: Organization".

5. I am a book junkie. Doesn't matter what kind. I have an entire bookshelf that is scrapbooking idea books and magazines. I have a bookshelf of regular books. I have a bookshelf of children's books. I have a bookshelf of teaching books. Books, books, books... (I've bought 7 this week alone. And 5 last week. And have an online cart of about... *cough-17-cough* more.)

6. My foot-wear staple is flip-flops. I even made a scrapbook layout about it one time.

7. I considered a math degree when I first started college but decided on English. I knew I wanted to teach. But just not little ones. But here I am. A 1st grade teacher.

8. I leave the advent calendar on my door way too long. I always think to myself that I need to take it down as soon as Christmas is over. But then come March when I *see* the snowmen - I have to take it down. I just get used to it being there, and well... forget.

I am supposed to tag 8 people. I'll get to that soon. :) Unless you haven't been tagged. And then - consider yourself a taggie.

I can't remember if I posted this little fella or not. I guess I get that from staying up too late all the time. My brain is slightly confused. (haha... slightly)

I have made a few new things with the NEW STAMPS that I got Friday. But I haven't really had a big chance after getting VBS wrapped up, and then spending this evening in town. I'll have to photo & post. I'm pleased with what I got on this first go-round. Although, I already have an order in draft for some more things. :)


CC122, SC119 & a quick ramble

Not too much news at the moment. I had a chance to stamp last night, and a little tonight. And I thought I would post these before going to bed. (Now that it's 3 am) (yes - I'm insane)

Color challenge this week was real red, green galore, and tempting turquoise. Just love the green & turquoise together. My classroom is green galore, tempting turquoise, pink passion, and black & white polka dots. Bright? yes. Cute? terribly. But anyway.

I also went through some of the sketch challenges and found a few that have been in the sketch-past. I really liked the simplicity of this sketch (as we all know how I like to do things simple), and so I pulled out a set I haven't used in a while, and just had fun! I love how the patterned paper really makes a statement. And it's polka dots. And there you go.

Well. I'd really love to chat more, but I'm yawning, and my eyes are watery. So. Card details and off to bed. I'll chit-chat later.

Hi friend
{stamps: bud basics, typeset alpha lower; ink & cardstock: basic black, whisper white, real red, green galore, tempting turquoise; accessories: silver brads, stampin' dimensionals}

Frog Prince
{stamps: unfrogettable; ink & cardstock: wild wasabi, certainly celery, close to cocoa, very vanilla; accessories: celery grosgrain, linen thread; extras: faux stitching, celery prints paper}


Retired Sets still for Sale!! :)

Sent this note out in my newsletter this week-end. I sold many sets at the silent auction, but I still have a box full of retired stamp sets – and they are ready to go to a new home!

If there is a set listed here that you are interested in, please let me know ASAP, so that you can get it before it is gone. Email Me!! Sets are first-come-first-serve!

I will grey out the ones that have been sold. These will be available for pick-up or shipping. (Applicable shipping costs will apply) Please contact me if you need a picture of the stamps, or if you have any questions about them.

The stamps will be listed as follows:
[set name] condition* – Price

* Conditions will be abbreviated -
N – New LU – Light Use MU – Medium Use

(I try to keep my sets clean, so sometimes even MU may just be a slight stain on a block or 2!)

[Fun Filled] LU – 12.00
[Loving Hearts] LU - $14.00
[Sheltering Tree] LU - $18.00
[All Year Cheer 1] MU - $20.00
[Tags & More] LU - $15.00
[Big Blossoms] MU - $20.00
[Much Love] LU - $12.00
[Mini Messages] LU - $10.00
[Sweet & Sassy] LU - $11.00
[Shapes & Shadows] MU - $20.00
[Happy Winter] LU - $8.00
[Say It Simply] N - $5.00
[Too Terrific Tags] N - $6.00
[Tropical Blossoms] MU - $18.00
[Fresh Flowers] MU - $17.00
[Olive You] MU - $11.00
[Lexicon of Love] MU - $10.00
[The Fine Print] LU - $12.00
[All I Have Seen] N - $10.00
[Merry Elves] LU $13.00
[Blooming with Happiness] LU - $8.00
[Painted Posies] N - $11.00
[Quick Thinking] LU - $9.00
[Paisley Print background] LU - $12.00
[Houndstooth background] LU - $12.00
[By Definition background] MU - $12.00
[Stipple Celebrations] LU - $20.00
[Travel Post] LU - $20.00
[A Little Love] LU - $12.00
[Collage Alphabet] MU - $ 20.00
[Pure & Simple Alphabet Lower] Heavy Use - $19.00


I wish...

that I could stamp all day. Ok. at least once per day. I'm trying to get the stamp bug satisfied this summer, but the more I stamp, the more I want to stamp. And this could get hazardous come mid-August. Then I'll have to be a slave to the job again, and my poor little stamps find themselves lonely.

Why do I mention this?

For 1, I'm packing up these retired stamp sets, and I'm getting silent auction forms made for them all, to get ready and sell them tonight! And as I look at each of these, they are so - CLEAN! Which, I keep them pretty clean, but some of these I mounted, and MAYBE used once. Does that bother me? A little. But, on the other hand, hopefully someone else will have the benefit of loving my slightly-used, very cute stamp sets. They are running over my storage, and, while I believe I will in some way miss them, it will leave me with a little money to get some new things from the new catalog. The retirement list left me with alphabets and phrases - not many image sets.

On to other notes...

One papercrafter that I am a big fan of is Kristina. She has this little "Lost Idol" challenge going, and one of the challenges was:

Lost Idol Challenge #2
May 31, 2007
This week's challenge is brought to you by
"Create a scrapbook page based on another you've seen somewhere. It can be the web, a magazine, anything. Just post a link to the page online, or post what book or
magazine it was in so we can compare and see how you were inspired."
I'll be doing this one tonight or tomorrow. What about you?

Well. The layout that she made was just great, and I knew that I had to use her inspired page for my inspired page. Sappy, I know. But it really fit this picture, and so... whatever.

Here's the link to Kristina's.

Simple, and not quite the same... but very close.


LSC123 & HSS

I had not participated in the Splitcoast limited supply challenge before, and today's was to CASE a card from the new catalog. I found a little gem on page 120, and so - here's the yee-haw version. I'm waiting for the new boho-west products to come my way, and just using the colors helped. I really like these colors. Yee-haw!

I also got a little gifty in the mail from my HSS (heartland secret sister) yesterday! She sent me two great cards and little package of badge holders. I had been wanting to make one of the little books like on the SCS tutorial, but when I went to walmart, they were out of the right ones. (how dare them?!) (haha). I haven't made it yet.

Isn't this a fun card! She was so sweet to make it for me! What a great card to show at workshops! I'll post her other one tomorrow! Thanks dear!! *hugs*

I've got to go and work on VBS in a little bit. Been thinking decorations, and have got to get some samples of the crafts made, and then get everything sorted out. I can't believe that it starts Monday. Time always goes quicker than I'd like. But, after VBS is over, you'll get to hear all about me painting my classroom. (since I had to move next door) (@ school)

Have a great day! Card details are below!

{stamps: typeset alpha, starstruck, linen; ink & cardstock: choco. chip, creamy caramel, really rust, sage shadow, vanilla; accessories: earth buttons, linen thread, vanilla grosgrain, staples}

Birthday Hugs & Wishes - by my HSS
{stamps: in the spotlight, hugs & wishes; ink & cardstock: wild wasabi, purely pomegranate, pumpkin, not quite navy (?), whisper white; accessories: ribbon & punches}


Another card...

This one was made with Vases in Vogue. I think that this set is so cute! I had to do a bit of watercoloring yesterday, and just had to play with this set. I love to watercolor, so it is fun to me. I used watercolor crayons & my aqua-painter. It did come out a little brighter than I had intended, but that's ok - right?

I'm getting sets all labeled and bid sheets made for the retired set auction that I'm doing with my upline April. I don't have too many sets to sell - ok... 55 right now. (and I may look through the ones I said I was going to keep again...)

I'm really looking forward to getting a few more things from the new catalog, but I'll need to wait - at least until the order I placed yesterday arrives.

Made some really cute thank you cards for some ladies who attended a workshop about a week & a half ago. I'll have to take a picture before I mail the cards. Very cute. AND in my super retro colors. (pumpkin pie, pink passion, so saffron & chocolate chip) (and old olive if you need green for leaves or something) I know I've been looked at strange for that combination - but it makes me happy. and that's a good thing.

I may or may not get around to posting much this next week. Vacation Bible School is all next week, and I will be a living stress-mess. I always say that the next year I will delegate someone to do some of the grunt work with me - but this year, when I asked, I got turned down. Sooo... that leaves me with all the work. I painted murals on Tuesday, and will have to finish moving furniture today. (ok - this post is like @ 2:15 am - so I'm a little off on schedule) Decorations may be small this time around - just because it is just me. I did write it again this year. Am I crazy? YES!

I need to go to bed, so that I can think it is officially Thursday.

Oh, and I did end up hearing fireworks after the rain ended. And my best friend is coming in tomorrow. Whee-hoo!


Happy Fourth!

It has been pretty rainy all day today. So, no fireworks for us. But I'm sure that someone in the neighborhood will have them later tonight. I heard many going off last night after the rain quit.

A little sparkle for the holiday. This was the new Baroque Motifs set that I got from Stampin' Up! I got the set and then I didn't really know what to do with it. I have been trying to come up with some different things to use it. I am typically a whimsical/flower type person, but I really want to expand my skills. (which I think I mentioned the other day)

My grandparents came over for lunch today. We had the typical 4th fare: hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, lemonade. Very good. We haven't had anyone over to the house in such a long time, so it was nice to get to see them and visit. I really want to entertain later on, although, I'm not sure who I would entertain for...

Card details are below. Have a safe holiday. God Bless the USA!

Cherish{stamps: baroque motifs; ink & cardstock: basic black, soft sky, whisper white; accessories: on-board label holder, heat & stick powder, silver glitter, dimensionals}


FS21 & a short ramble

This was made for the Featured Stamper challenge this week over at Splitcoast. I had been wanting to make a card with Pick-a-Petal, but I just couldn't get anything I made to look good. When I saw the card made by Faith (Markie's Mom) I just had to do it with P-a-Petal. Granted, it is very simple, but I like simple.

Been playing with the baroque motifs stamp set, just got it yesterday. I had ordered it during the demonstrator pre-order time, and it had taken me almost all month to decide that I wanted it. But then when I got it - I couldn't for the life of me figure out what to do. But I think I like what I've done to it so far, and I'll post that when it is finished. I'm really having to stretch myself artistically now - I want to do so many new and beautiful things. One day, maybe, I could be dirty-worthy. (But I'm not going to hold my breath)


Simple Hello

SO - I finally got the new catalog today! WHOO-HOO!!! Now I want to order my wish-list's worth. I don't have as many on my list as I have had in past years, but the ones I'm excited about are *fabulous*!!! These new card samples and layouts are wonderful inspiration - just what I am needing. I was feeling a little stuck in a rut. But this great set made it into the new catalog from the Spring Mini - which is fun! Some of my cards and ideas won't be all lost.

Stay tuned for more! :)

{stamps: polka dots & paisley; inks: regal rose, rose red; cardstock: cool caribbean, petals & pasiley paper; accessories: soft subtles brads}


This week's featured stamper over at Splitcoast is Cambria. She is such an awesome designer, and her work is admired by all. The way we play over at featured stamper is to choose a card to CASE, but you have to change a few things. These were some of my cards that I made this afternoon - pretty quickly. They were inspired by her card found here.

Sorry the pictures are a tad blurry. When I take them with the flash, they don't turn out, but sometimes they get a little blurry when there's no flash. Go figure.

Still waiting on my copy(ies) of the new Stampin' Up! catalog. Didn't come in the mail today, and I'm just about down to 2 or 3 fingernails left to chew. (haha! maybe more than that... it just feels that way)

Card details are below.

all products SU! unless otherwise noted...
birthday hugs {stamps: petals and paisley, hugs & wishes; ink: purely pomegranate, celery, black, white craft; cardstock: pomegranate, celery, black, white; accessories: ribbon (unknown), staple}
congratulations {stamps: garden silhouettes, linen, higs & wishes; ink & cardstock: groovy guava, blush blossom, vanilla, close to cocoa; accessories: dazzling diamonds glitter, ribbon (unknown), staple}


flip-flop cards

You can just tell that flip-flops are my favorite. I have about 4 flip-flop necklaces, and pairs upon pairs of the shoes. Not to mention random charms and other things flip-flop. So, it was no surprise that when I found this flip-flop pattern on Splitcoast Stampers in the Dirty Dozen section, that I would have to adapt it and use it. I love the perks of being a member! ;)

I used this card for a shoe-box swap. Just love the stars on it too! And I am hopelessly in love with the typeset alphabet stamps that I used for the "hi".

I am really excited about the new catalog coming up in just about a week or so. My box of catalogs have shipped already - and so I'll be waiting - nose against the window - for the UPS man to arrive. He knows that I'm crazy, and completely in love with stamps. Good man he is.

A quick thanks to my mom's blog friend Mary for giving me a plug on her blog. I have actually been blogging off and on since 2001, so, it is always good to be back. I do have my own .net, but sometimes this is just as easy. ;)

I'm not sure what all I'll be putting here, but rest assured... it will be as scatterbrained as me.

{flip-flop card: all supplies from Stampin' Up! stamps: starstruck, typeset alpha lower; cardstock: certainly celery, chocolate chip, pink passion; ink: certainly celery, pink passion; accessories: celery, tangerine & chocolate grosgrain ribbon, circle punches, silver brads}


More New Samples

I am on a roll with some of these new stamp sets! I can't wait for you to see these in person!

Vases in Vogue (new Level 3 Hostess)

Garden Silhouettes (new level 2 Hostess)


Retired Set Silent Auction

Look for more details about my upcoming Retired Stamp Set Silent Auction on July 7. This will be your *very* last chance to get sets that have been retired from the current Stampin' Up! catalog. You don't want to miss it! I've got some sets that are retiring this year, and some that have retired the past few years.

Look for updates!

Olive You is retiring this year. Don't miss out!

Beat the rush - Order your Retiring sets and Spring Mini Sets before June 28!

New Stamps!!

You should be getting (or maybe already have) your copy of the Fall-Winter Preview brochure! It has got some great things that are coming out in the new catalog! As a demonstrator, we get to pre-order from the brochure! My pictures aren't the best - but 2 cards I whipped out tonight are below!

Made with Zoofari

Made with a new Level 3 Hostess Set - Vases in Vogue

Look for more samples to come soon!!


Retirement Time

I will miss many stamp sets that are retiring this year, but I just know that there will be wonderful new things in the new catalog! Check out some of the sets that I will miss the most!

Balmy Breezes

Do the Hula

Living Large

Mixed Bouquet

Ruff Day

The last day to order these great sets, or any others that are on the retirement list is June 28! Don't let them slip away!