Thursday, December 10, 2009

I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving and were able to spend time with family and friends. Turkey sandwiches are the best!
I have been visiting with my sis and Mom but am back from sunny Florida and have a few exciting things to share with you. First of all our Sala-A-Bration campaign begins January 5th. For every $50.00 in merchandise you buy you will be able to pick a free stamp set from our Sala-A-bration catalog or from the list of stamps available from the big catalog. Get you wish lists ready! You may also order from our new mini catalog beginning January 5th. What a great combination, new stamps to choose from and free stamps as a bonus! I will be giving some sneak peeks so stay tuned.

Sadly we must say goodbye to some of our dormant stamps. The list below will not longer be available after January 4th. If you have put off ordering some of your favorites now is your last chance.

The following stamp sets will be discontinued on January 4, 2010.

Item Number Stamp Set

113407 Back Woods

114492 Beautiful Baby

114486 Birthday Wish

113200 Branch Out

114496 Celebrations

113732 Central Park

113206 Classic Sketches

113226 Classy & Fabulous

114498 Flowers in Silhouette

113405 Font of You

113216 For the Bride

114494 Forever

109425 Friend by Definition

114488 Fun Flowers

113716 Garden Greetings

114490 Glad Friends

111580 Grand Soiree

113242 Hit the Road

113710 Lexicon of Leaves

113236 Man's Best Friend

114423 Ocean Commotion

113728 Playful Petals

109276 Polka Dot

111544 Putt Putt

113240 Quilt Quips

113754 Really Retro

113403 Sip by Sip

113726 Sweet Stems

113250 That's Funny

113688 Wonderful Watercolors

114028 Para la novia

114032 Acuarelas Maravillosas

I have some exciting classes planned for the New Year.  My husband will be having surgery early January, I will posting my events as soon as he is on the mend. 

I hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday.  Please contact me with any questions or to place an order.

Until we stamp again!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Save up to 50% during the Online Extravaganza.  Visit my website at or e-mail me at with any questions or to place an order.


Online Extravaganza

Dates: November 23-30, 2009

Product Offering:
Regular Price
Discounted Price
Framed with Love Bundle
  • Framed with Love stamp set
  • Full Heart punch
Thank You Kindly Bundle
  • Thank You Kindly stamp set
  • Scallop Edge punch
Thank You Kindly Bundle (French)
  • Tous mes remerciements stamp set
  • Scallop Edge punch
Animal Crackers Bundle
  • Animal Crackers stamp set
  • Star Designer brads
Corduroy Button Bundle
  • Kraft Corduroy buttons
  • Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons
  • Summer Sun Corduroy buttons
  • Basic Gray Corduroy buttons
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons
Game Night Bundle
  • Card Games stamp set
  • Game Night stamp set
Four Square Bundle
  • Four Square stamp set
  • Scallop Square punch
Heart to Heart Bundle
  • Love You Much stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
Heart to Heart Bundle (Spanish)
  • Te Quiero Mucho stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
Heart to Heart Bundle (French)
  • J't'aime beaucoup stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
Chipboard Letter Bundle
  • On Board Timeless Type
  • On Board Loads of Letters
Double-Stitched Ribbon Bundle
  • Bashful Blue 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • Rose Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
Ultimate Stampers' Starter Bundle*
  • Best Wishes & More stamp set
  • Eight Great Greetings stamp set
  • On a Pedestal stamp set
  • Earth Elements Stampin' Spots
  • Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Flower Designer brads
Build-A-Brad Bundle
  • Calendar Alphabet stamp set
  • Pewter Build-A-Brad
  • Antique Brass Build-A-Brad
Enjoy Every Moment Bundle
  • Enjoy Every Moment stamp set
  • Circle Designer brads
  • Flower Designer brads
Enjoy Every Moment Bundle (French)
  • Profiter de chaque instant stamp set
  • Circle Designer brads
  • Flower Designer brads
Cheep Talk Bundle
  • Cheep Talk stamp set
  • Note cards
  • Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons
Sock Monkey Bundle
  • Sock Monkey stamp set
  • Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons
Sock Monkey Bundle (French)
  • Sing-chaussette stamp set
  • Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons
Alphabet Bundle
  • Jayne's Type Alphabet stamp set
  • Lovely Letters stamp set
Simply Said Bundle
  • Simply Said stamp set
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Full Heart punch
Simply Said Bundle (French)
  • Amitié stamp set
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Full Heart punch
On Board Bundle
  • On Board So Tweet
  • On Board Batch of Blooms
  • On Board Essentials
Christmas Décor Bundle #1
  • Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Kraft, Real Red)
  • Small Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Small Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
Christmas Décor Bundle #2
  • Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Chocolate, Real Red)
  • Small Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Small Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
Christmas Décor Bundle #3
  • Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Old Olive, Real Red)
  • Small Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Small Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
For All You Do Bundle
  • For All You Do stamp set
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads
For All You Do Bundle (French)
  • Merci pour tout stamp set
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads
For All You Do Bundle (Spanish)
  • Por todo lo que haces stamp set
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads
Striped Ribbon Bundle
  • Bashful Blue 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Pumpkin Pie 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • So Saffron 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Real Red 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
Bling Bundle
  • Sticky Pages
  • Sticky Cuts Sweet
  • Fine Supernova Stampin' Glitter
  • Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter
Fresh-Cut Bundle
  • Fresh Cuts stamp set
  • Fresh-Cut Notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads
Fresh-Cut Bundle (French)
  • Fraicheur exuise stamp set
  • Fresh-Cut Notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads
Pendant Note Bundle
  • Pendant Park stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads
Pendant Note Bundle (French)
  • Adorable parc stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads
Pendant Note Bundle (Spanish)
  • Un dia en el parque stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads
Sporting Bundle #1
  • Large Night of Navy Sporting Décor Elements
  • Night of Navy Just Sports Décor Elements
Sporting Bundle #2
  • Large Chocolate Sporting Décor Elements
  • Chocolate Just Sports Décor Elements
Sporting Bundle #3
  • Large Black Sporting Décor Elements
  • Black Just Sports Décor Elements
Ginormous Flowers I Décor Elements
Ginormous Flowers II Décor Elements
5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads
5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads
Scallop Square punch
Full Heart punch
Heart to Heart punch
Scallop Edge punch
Circle Designer brads
Flower Designer brads
Star Designer brads
Small Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements
Medium Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements
Small Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements
Medium Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements
  *This bundle is only available while supplies last.

Until we stamp again,

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I am thankful that our roof problems are not as bad as I expected.

Today I would like to share a pair of shoes I made as a birthday present.  They are so stinkin' cute I had to show them to you!.  This idea is from Jan Farring, Thank you Jan   :)
I know this looks like a black and white picture but the Day and Night specialty paper I used is black and white plus photographing them on a black sheet to cut the glare from the table gave them the effect.  The shoes are black and white polka dots oops! I didn't get a side view.  I will do better next time. :( The paper is double sided so I didn't need to line the shoes and the box is patterned inside and out.  I used scraps to make the flowers so they are multi design.  Hope you like them!


I used  NIGHT AND DAY SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER (116768) love it! The flowers were cut with the BIG SHOT DIE FLOWER DAISIES # 2 (114520). The center of the flower on the shoes is a CLEAR RHINESTONE BRAD (113144) and the center of the flower on top of the box has a FILIGREE BRAD (112577)

I  would love to have a workshop for you,  Please contact me with any questions, comments or to place an order.  You can also place an order online on my Stampin' Up website

Until we stamp again,

Saturday, November 21, 2009

I had a Senior Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting Friday morning and missed making my thankful post.  I will be twice as thankful today ( smile)  I am thankful to be able to serve on the Senior Center Advisory board and for the friends I have made through the center.  I am also thankful that even though there were numerous people out of work Friday it was still a great day.  I even got dark chocolate and I am a chocolate kind of girl.

This morning is typical Fall weather.  Love it!  I wish I had time to crunch through leaves but, the Carolina Christmas Show is today.  I am thankful I am able to participate and hope to see some of you there!  I wish the Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School band good luck in the Christmas parade.  Go Bulldogs!  I am also thankful for my Southeast School family and friends that have been supportive through my rainy season.  You know who you are.

Keep giving thanks, I am.

Until we stamp again,

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Today I am thankful for the rain, it has been raining (pouring)  in my life for over 6 months,  I prayed to learn to dance in the rain and I am learning, so thankful.

 Life isn't about waiting for the storms to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain. Stop telling God how big your storm is. Instead, tell the storm how big your God is.

Until we stamp again,

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

 I am thankful for a phone call from my daughter and that I had to run an errand yesterday that took me through Historic Oakwood, in Raleigh.  Many  houses had been renovated since I was last through the area, the leaves were beautiful and swirling around the car like colorful snowflakes. Very peaceful, truly made me thankful for another day.

Until we stamp again,

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I am thankful I am able to go to Florida to spend a week with my Mom and Sis.  I look forward to sister week all year.  Leaving Thanksgiving night on the train, I haven't ridden on a train since I was 14.  Should be fun!

Until we stamp again!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Is it Monday already?  I am thankful for my job and the benefits it will provide when I retire.
Have a great week!

Until we Stamp again,

Sunday, November 15, 2009

For the next 12 days I would like to post something I am thankful for.  Today I am thankful for my family and friends.  Please join me in giving thanks for the blessings in your life.

Until we stamp again,

The past few weeks have flown by.  I participated in a craft fair at Garner United Methodist Church last weekend and the Garner Women's Club yesterday.  Next Saturday I am at Carolina Christmas at the Raleigh Civic center, be sure to come by and see me Saturday from 2-6 after the Raleigh Christmas parade.  

My Decemer newsletter will be coming out soon as well as my 12 Days of Christmas. You will receive a tip a day for 12 days so keep your eyes open for these crafty ideas coming your way.  Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to receive the latest promotions and monthly projects.  The new mini Catalog and Sal- a- Bration campaign are coming out in January.  WOW, you will love the new products and Sizzix dies that will be in the mini.  For those of you not familiar with Sale-a-Bration; for every $50.00 in merchandise you buy you get to choose a stamp from the mini and this year there are stamps in the 2009-2010 catalog you can choose from as well!  This is the first time your choices have been extended to the catalog.

Hope all of you are keeping warm and dry and have fantastic holiday plans with family and friends.  I am leaving Thanksgiving night and taking the train to Florida to see my wonderful sister and Mom.  I can't wait!

Take care,

Until we stamp again,

Sunday, November 1, 2009

I Can't believe it's November!  Time to put up your Halloween decorations and start thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I am looking forward to making cards, crafts and stamping with my friends.  The November projects are posted on my side bar, be sure to check out the Holiday gift guide.  You receive free Decor Elements (16.95 value) when you spend $50.00 from this guide. There is no limit to the number of free elements you can receive. Click on the Definitely Decorative Catalog on my side bar to view ALL of the Decor Elements and Stencil offerings!
I am participating in three craft fairs this month.  Be sure to come by the Garner United Methodist Church craft fair November 7th 9-3, The Garner Woman's Club November 14th, and Carolina Christmas November 19-22.  I will be there the 21st from 2-6.  Contact me at to place an order or for more information on local craft fairs.  Sign up for my newsletter at any of the craft fairs and enter a drawing for a stamp set.  Anyone booking a class will also receive a stamp set for being a hostess, earn free merchandise and make free cards.  

A side request, not pertaining to stamping.  I have a friend in Charlotte that is collecting bottled water caps.  There is a local doctor that will give a free dialysis treatment for x (not sure of the number) bottle caps he receives.  I can't imagine not having my kidneys functioning and the expense involved with the treatment. Please save your caps for me, contact me and I will be glad to pick them up. 

Happy Fall, until we stamp again,

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I can't believe it's almost the end of October!  So many things to make with so little time.

Last weekend I was at a girl's weekend at the beach playing with my Stampin' Up! toys.  I love the votive candle luminaries I have seen posted and decided to make one.  The first one I made using the Holy Triptych stamp set with gold embossing and very vanilla textured card stock.   I had my Delightful Decorations stamp set and ornament punch so I decided to make a luminary using an embossed ornament.  This was more difficult than I imagined.  The reach on the punch was short so I couldn't center my punch and my punch was wider than my square as well.  Hmmmm.  The oval punch I used for my first luminary was easy as pie.  I folded two sqaures together and punched! The Ornament couldn't be punched sideways or it would be ... well, sideways. lol  To solve the problem I shortened the height and made my box sides wider, here is the finished product!  I went to the dollar store and bought the battery operated flickering tea light candles and voila, a beautiful look for your table or to give as a gift.

Here are the directions:
Real Red textured card stock cut 12 x 4 1/2
score at 1/4" , 3 1/4", 6 1/8" and 9"
Vellum card stock 1001856 cut 2 1/2 x 2 1/2
Scallop punch the top of your paper , I used the scallop edge punch 112091, you may prefer the eyelet border punch 113692
center your ornament punch 116794 in the center of your square, I punched two at once, and punch out your ornament design
Stamp your vellum card stock with your Delightful Decorations stamp 16517 using versamark ink102283
Cover your stamped area with gold embossing powder 109129 carefully tapping off any excess powder
Heat the ambossed area with your heat tool 100005 until the entire image is shiny.
Center your image in your punched area and secure with sticky strip 104294  ( I tried snail but the sticky strip holds much better )

How pretty is that?! 

Contact me with any questions, comments, to share your creation or place an order.

Until we stamp again

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Good Morning,

Deals of the Week #3

The third deals of the week are from October 19, 10 AM (MT) through October 26, 9:50 AM (MT).

Week #3 Deal of the Week

114348 Basic Jumbo Grommets Special Price $4.49

109857 Mini Library Clips Special Price $8.99
112571 Circle Designer Brads Special Price $3.99

112581 1/2" Library Clips Special Price $3.99

For information on the deals or to place an order please contact me.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Happy Friday! 
It's girl's weekend at the beach :)  12 of us left Wednesday from our various locations and met at Ocean Isle Beach for the weekend.  The weather was beautiful until today but the drizzly and gray weather hasn't kept us from having a good time.  Some of us are stamping, some scrapbooking and I am doing both. The house is on the beachfront, you can see the dolphins swimming from the front porch.  Great view, great company.  Life is Good!

  I stopped playing long enough to let you know that there are new My Digital Studio downloads available.
 My favorite stamp, Medallion, as well as some Halloween designs

Contact me with your order.

Item # Product Name Price

118114 Cast A Spell Designer Series paper - digital download $4.95

118115 Night & Day Designer Series paper - digital download $4.95

118124 Medallion stamp brush set - digital download $1.95

118126 Circle Circus stamp brush set - digital download $5.95

118116 School Days II stamp brush set - digital download $9.95

118121 Great Moments II stamp brush set - digital download $9.95

118122 Pumpkin Patch stamp brush set - digital download $5.95

As always look forward to stampng with you soon.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Monday Stamper friends!
It has not seemed like Fall this month as the weather has been
very warm.  Today is cool and rainy but fall-like which makes
me a happy girl!(not the rain but the cool, crisp weather)
Good stamping weather!  So, break out your stamps and let's have some fun! 

The new deals of the week were released today and are shown below.


Flower Burst Stampin' Up! Embosslits Die 114515

Regular Price: $6.66
Preferred Price: $5.99

With a little effort, this burst of sunshine will add volume and 
dimension to any project. The modern flower has an Eastern 
influence,and would look stunning used with the Eastern Blooms
stamp set.

■ Use a Sizzix Big Shot machine, standard cutting pads, and 

multi-purpose platform with this die
■ 2-1/4" x 2-1/2"
■ Chemically-etched die that includes negative and positive 

images for cutting and embossing at the same time
■ Stampin' Up! exclusive die

Three Tier Cake Pop-Up Bigz Xl 11676

Regular Price: $28.32
Preferred Price: $25.49

Perfect Setting Stampin' Up! Bigz Xl Die 115961

Regular Price: $28.88
Preferred Price: $25.99
A perfect event needs a perfect setting. We've got you covered
with our Perfect Setting Bigz XL die. With it, you can create 
cupcake holders and napkin rings from card stock, 
Designer Series paper, or other material. The cupcake holder is 
designed to hold a standard-size cupcake. This design is part of 
Shelli’s Signature Collection.
■ Can cut through multiple sheets of card stock, Texture Cuts

wood sheets, window sheets, Décor Elements sheets, and more
■ Use with Sizzix Big Shot machine and extended cutting pads
■ Die size: 6" x 13-3/4"

Saturday, October 10, 2009

 Today I would like to share a card made with the medallion stamp and the Sizzix pop-up Christmas tree die.  The medallion stamp is the most popular stamp and very versatile.  This card was created by Susan Peters and I must say the picture doesn't do it justice.  The medallion is embossed in silver with the tree popping up when the card is opened and folding when the card is closed.  You can't see the tree when the card is closed so what a surprise when you open the card and up pops a decorated tree!  The picture below is the tree mounted on scallop circles cut with the Sizzix Big Shot scallop circle die.  This is a cute gift or can be used as a table decoration. 

You can get the pop-up Christmas tree die or any item in the mini catalog for $10.00 by hosting a $250.00 workshop. You will also earn a free stamp set and additional   $15.00 in merchandise.

Hope to stamp with you soon!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Today I have a short video from Stampin' Up! about our new product, MY DIGITAL STUDIO #118108. 

You can create and publish cards, calendars, digital scrapbooks or scrapbook pages, fliers, banners or just about any publication you need to print.  Print it yourself or have Stampin' Up! print it for you. 

Monday, October 5, 2009

During the Month of August Stampin' Up is offering Deals of the Week. The current Deal of the week will end October 12th and a new deal will be offered. You can purchase the 5 petal flower punch or the trio punch for $10.99 and the My Way punch for $11.99. I can't wait to see what the next Deal will be!! Take advantage of these discounted prices and contact me to place your order.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Click here to dress your bear
Stampin' up has teamed with Build a Bear to bring you a collection of products for the children in your life. Combine stamp sets, paper and sizzix dies to create seasonal and fun projects for you and your family. Use the Build a Bear theme to create cards, invitations and even a chore chart that is simple and easy for your child to read and follow.

Having a Halloween Party for your children? Dress your bear in a
pumpkin or witch Halloween Costume for "beary" cute invitations.

Contact me for more information and to find out how to earn free merchandise.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Download Box Template

Gift tags are the perfect holiday gift

This is a level two hostess stamp set.
Book a workshop with me; earn free stamps and free merchandise.

How cute is this cup