Monday, December 27, 2010

Fabulous thank YOU

Happy Monday, I hope that all of you had a wonderful Christmas. I know we sure did! I just loved watching my 2 year old open all of his presents and the excitement in his little face it's just so priceless. It was also fun to watch him really get into and see the changes from last year.

Here is a card that I made from my down line Jenn. This card was inspired by Mary Fish. I stalk her blog daily. I just love her work and she really helps me step out of the box with her bright colors along with my Color Coach. You can click here to see her version of the card. I made some changes to make it work with the supplies that I had and added a few of my own embellishments. Thank you for the inspiration Mary, you're awesome!
Stamp Set: Fabulous Phrases, Jayne's Alphabet
Paper: Play Date DSP{love, love, love this DSP}, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive and Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red
Accessories: Small Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Ribbon Punch, Trio Flower Punch, Mini Library Clips, Silver Brads

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you and your families! Be safe and have a wonderful day spent with family and friends. Here is a poem that a friend of mine sent to me I thought was cute so I thought I would share it with all of you.

Recipe for Christmas All Year Long

Take a heap of child-like wonder
That opens up our eyes
To the unexpected gifts in life—
Each day a sweet surprise.

Mix in fond appreciation
For the people whom we know;
Like festive Christmas candles,
Each one has a special glow.

Add some giggles and some laughter,
A dash of Christmas food,
(Amazing how a piece of pie
Improves our attitude!)

Stir it all with human kindness;
Wrap it up in love and peace,
Decorate with optimism, and
Our joy will never cease.

If we use this healthy recipe,
We know we will remember
To be in the Christmas spirit,
Even when it's not December.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas EVE!

Merry Christmas Eve! I will be brief today. I just wanted to share with you some goodies I received from my fellow demos. This tasty looking plate of goodies came from my cousin Niki Toll. I think the tag is just to cute and I sure did fell bad about taking this apart. I'm glad that I did though because to my surprise when all those cookies were gone I found a cute Christmas tree that she had put on it using our decor elements. Thanks Niki, Ava and Sammie the cookies were delicious. Click here to check out Stampin' with Niki.

This card was from my upline Beverlee M., now i have to say that this photo does not do this card justice. I had a really hard time getting a good picture of it. I'm really kicking myself in the butt for not getting this stamp set, it so cute and classic. Thanks Bev. I truly am lucky to have such great friends and family to share Stampin Up! with. Enjoy your Holiday and be safe out on the roads! Click here to for Stampin All Day with Bev.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Elements of Style Christmas

Happy Thursday! I can't believe that Christmas is just in 2 days! Oh my word, where the heck did the time go. I feel like it went by at warp speed. Luckily I finished all my Christmas shopping so I don't have to go out there in the crazy stores. I just need to get on the ball and wrap all those little goodies I bought so I'm not wrapping everything on Christmas Eve! Hopefully all of you don't have to fight the crowds.

I made several of these cards, as my Christmas cards. This was a pretty simple card which was great for me I needed quick and simple. I recently received this stamp set so I thought it to be the perfect time to break it in and so I did. I had some of the deck the halls fabric left over from a prior project so I decided on my color combination around my scraps of fabric instead of going to my handy dandy color coach which lately I seem to live by. If you don't own a color coach yet and it's not on your wish list I would highly recommend that you add it, it's such a great tool. Also if you are anything like me and find yourself staying in your comfort zone of colors the color coach is sure to help you step out of the box. Thanks for stopping!
Stamp Set: Elements of Style, Contempo Christmas
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Deck the Halls Fabric {holiday mini, pg. 16}, Lots of tags Sizzlet, Wide Oval Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Basic Pearl Jewels

Friday, December 17, 2010

FILLED with LOVE Promo

OK, I know Christmas isn't even here yet but it's time to start thinking about another great holiday that is just around the corner and with this great promotion that Stampin' Up! just released how can you not think about Valentine's day. So this Valentine's day, give your loved ones a beautiful handmade gift using products from Stampin' Up!

December 17 - January 24, get a FREE package of bitty buttons when you purchase a filled with Love Bundle, including the Filled with Love stamp set and exclusive Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack- only available through this special promotion!
Bitty Buttons{ 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog, Pg. 186}
Item# 118761 $4.95
If you order the bundle from now until Jan. 24th you will recieve these buttons FREE!

Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack
12 Sheets Total: {3} 12x12 sheets of two double-sided designs in Real Red and Pretty in Pink
Item# 124156 $9.95
*note: If you have the stamp set set from the bundle pack this item is sold separately for a limited time only!

Filled with Love Set {2010 Holiday Mini Catalog, pg.43}
Item# 120839 $ 22.95 {wood} / Item# 121154 $16.95 {clear}

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Candy Cane Christmas

Happy Tuesday! I know I have been MIA lately from my blog, I've been so busy with holidays, me and my family getting sick, workshops and a mini vacation thrown in the mix somewhere and everything else life decided to throw my way! Are you all ready for Christmas? I have to admit I still have lots to do, I feel like this Christmas just snuck up on me so fast that I didn't even see it coming. Anyone else feel that way? I sure hope I'm not the only one. OK, so onto today's post. This was a card that I made for a swap group I joined. It's only been a couple of months that I have joined but it sure has been fun already. I look forward to seeing what cards I will be getting every month. So I recently purchased the Greeting Card Kids stamp set and I haven't gotten to play with it yet, but let me tell you when I first saw this stamp set in the catalog I thought to myself eh that's a cute stamp set but I can do with out it. I'm sure some of you are thinking is she crazy that set is top on my list. I know, I know I was crazy! I started seeing the cutest cards with set from my local stampin' friends to all over cyber world and then I decided I had to have it, better late than never. This set is not only super cute but it is so much fun to color in. So here is my first card with this stamp set. Drop me a line and let me know what you think. BTW, don't you just love the new SU! fabric?! =D
Stamp Set: Greeting Card Kids
Paper: Candy Cane Christmas DSP, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Water Color Paper
Ink: Black Stazon Ink, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze Markers & Aqua Painter
Accessories: Ovals Die, Candy Cane Christmas Fabric, Candy Cane Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Pearls, Dazzling Diamonds

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy Birthday, Niki!

Happy Sunday! This card was made for my cousin Niki, who is also a SU! Demonstrator. I had to wait to post this so she wouldn't see it prior to getting it. And then like a bone head I forgot to photograph it so she took a picture for me, thanks Niki =D! I've been having lots of fun with this Play Date DSP I'm finding that lately it's my go to DSP. What's your favorite DSP? I have to run now I have to get ready for my class today, excited to get together with my crafty girls. I love stamp time. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for stopping by!


Paper: Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Whisper White and Play Date DSP

Stamp Set: GOt Treats? , Fabulous Phrases

Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red and So Saffron

Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, 2/3" Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Rhinestone Jewels, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon

Sunday, November 14, 2010

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Thursday, November 4, 2010


Here is our most recent downloads for My Digital Studio Downloads. Stay tuned for more digital downloads later this month.

Item# 123949 Tags til Christmas Stamp Brush Set $5.95

Item# 123950 Jolly Jingles Stamp Brush Set $7.95

Item# 123956 Christmas Cheer Digital Kit $9.95

Item# 123952 Medium Oval Punch $0.95

Item#123951 Decorative Label Punch $0.95

Friday, October 29, 2010

Save the Dates: November Classes

Save the Dates Upcoming November Classes / Workshops

8-4-8 Card Class
November 13Th @ 1:00pm

At this 8-4-8 card class we will be making 8 different cards that vary in occasions. With Christmas just around the corner I will have a couple of Christmas cards in this class.
8-4-8 Card Class
Saturday, November 13Th @ 1:00 PM
My Stampin' Pad Tracy, CA
Class Fee $8.00 with $15.00 Minimum Order Day of Class
Reserve your spot by Thursday November 11Th


Mini Fold Out Album
November 21st @ 1:00pm

Mini Fold Out Album! This is the perfect class with the Holidays just around the corner. This mini fold out album is a wonderful gift for anyone Mom, Grandma or a friend that you would like to give a gift to or maybe just for you. I have attached a sneak peek of the album, the one shown will be displayed during this class for inspiration or if you would like to copy. The Mini Fold Out Album shown in attachment used the Christmas Cheer Simply Scrappin' Kit . There are 4 Simply Scrappin' Kits to choose from and those can be found on pages 178-179 of our Current 2010~2011 Idea Book & Catalog.

During this class we will be making 1 Mini Fold Out album together, and you will take home the remainder of your Simply Scrappin' kit to make more projects of your choice at home.

Mini Fold Out Album
Sunday, November 21st at 1:00 pm

My Home in Tracy, CA
Cost of class is $23.87 {the cost of {1} Simply Scrappin' Kit of your choice}
No minimum order the day of class
RSVP by November 10Th {to ensure that your kit is here in time for class}

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email @! Hope to see you there.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Happy Saturday! This was a swap that I did at our last imprints meeting. I hadn't realized that I never posted it. I really love this stamp set and had just purchased it si I thought what better time to break it in than to use it for my swap cards. I decided to change my card size up from the standard size card, and use our scallop square die. I think it makes such a cute card. At our imprints we not only do a swap we also have a contest. I didn't win this swap card contest {boo hoo}, maybe next time. There were a lot of great cards to choose from I'm really lucky to be part of a group of very talented ladies. It's a rainy day here in Tracy, CA so I'm off to organize my stamp room and create the day away. Happy Stampin'!
Stamp Set: Artistic Etchings
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Cheery Cobbler, News Print DSP
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: Scallop Square Die, Lots of Tags Sizzlets, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, 5/8" Grosgrain Black Ribbon

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

ABC Holiday Promo Bundle

Create Amazing cards, Beautiful packaging and Cherished gifts this holiday season! From October 19 -December 16, chose from several different holiday bundles- perfect for creating gorgeous cards, gifts and packaging and all at 20% off! Click on image below for detailed flyer. Contact me and start your holiday preparations today.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy Birthday, Hannah!

Happy Monday All, I hope that you all had a great weekend. I sure did it was a busy, busy weekend. We went to Hannah's 4 yr birthday party which this card was for and we had a blast of course I think my son Caleb's favorite part of the party was cake I couldn't keep him away from it. I also attended my first Longaberger party on Sunday which I have a feeling won't be my last. If you have never heard of it the make these amazing baskets by hand you can check it out by visiting Treva Alviso website here.

As for my post today as mentioned this card went to Hannah or should I say to Hannah's mom who is a fellow SU! demonstrator as well. The theme was Princess Party so when making my card I thought I would join in the theme. To be honest I have had the worst creative brain freeze lately I'm hoping to get my mojo back. So with that said I wasn't sure of my card, but the other mommy's and demo's at the party liked so I guess all is good. What do you think and do any of you get those creative blocks? Thanks for stopping by but I gotta run I have a sick child to tend to and wants some TLC.

Paper: Crumb Cake, Regal Rose, Whisper White and Nursery Suite DSP
Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings
Ink: Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels, White Taffeta Ribbon, Tasteful Trim XL Die {mini}, Extra-Large Decorative Label Punch {mini}

Friday, October 15, 2010


OK, so I'm sure you are thinking you may have seen this card somewhere, well you are absolutely right I cased this card from the current Stampin' Up catalog on page 158. This card caught my eye when I saw how the ribbon draped down. This card was made for a charity raffle. We needed a masculine birthday so we {meaning me and my down line Jenn} went to our new handy color coach and came up with this color combo which i really ended up liking a lot. Love that NEW color coach it's really been helpful with taking me out of my normal choice of color combinations and getting me to really step out of the box. If you don't have one yet it should definitely be a must have on your wish list! It's a gotta have! =D Enjoy your Saturday and Happy Stamping.

Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze
Stamp Set: Everything Nice
Ink: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze and Marina Mist Markers
Accessories: 1/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, 1 1/4" Marina Mist Stripped Grosgrain Ribbon

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Card & Tote Class

Card & Tote Class
Date: Saturday, October 23rd
Time: 1pm
Place: My Stampin' Pad, Tracy
Cost: Reservation Fee $4.00 and a $15.00 minimum order that day
At class you will receive the following:
1 Sheet of 12x12 DSP {designer series paper}
2 Sheets of 8-1/2 x 11 Card stock
4- Strips of ribbon
1- Envelope
1- Pair of google eyes {non-stampin' up}
Detailed instructions with pictures.
You bring your stampin' kit {snips, snail and bone folder}
** DSP's will all be different, they will be from the "Play Date Collection" and "Elegant Soiree Collection" The example shown in the photo above is play date.
NOTE: This class may be done by mail please email at for more details.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New Digital Downloads for My Digital Studio!

Here are the newest My Digital Studio Downloads, just in time for the holidays!

Deck the Halls Postcard Digital Kit: 122176 $3.95

Nite Owl Digital Kit: Item #122174 $7.95
Autumn Spice Digital Kit: Item#122175 $9.95

Candy Cane Lane Postcard Digital Kit: Item# 122177 $3.95

Celebrations Digital Kit: Item# 123728 $9.95

Brad Add on Pack: Item# 122166 $0.95

Start downloading today, just click here!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

My Digital Studio Design Contest

Hello All, I'm back from a fun and tiring Disneyland trip. We took our little one for the first time and he just can't stop talking about Mickey! I came home to my surprise, to find this great Digital Design Contest Going on that Stampin' Up has invited Demonstrators and our creative customers to. So be sure to check out the details and find out how you can win digital downloads. I have to run I'm super tired from getting home and late last night and have lots of laundry in my near future, I think I need a vacation from our vacation. LOL! Click on the picture above for more details on how you can participate in this amazing contest. Happy Sunday!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Enjoy Every Moment Blog Tour!

Welcome to the October Blog Tour. If you just came from the talented Beverlee Morales she is a tough act to follow. I hope that you are enjoying all the little projects along the way. I love Halloween so I decided to do my Blog Hop projects around my favorite holiday.
Here's a little treat favor, I think this would be great for any occasion that you wanted to use this for. It's perfect for holding any size goodies and who doesn't love getting candy, I do don't you?

Here's the inside of my favor. Don't those Kit Kat's look yummy?

And for my last project I made this Haunting 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 card. I really love those little goblins. Their facial expressions make me laugh. Unfortunately this card didn't want it's photo op so the picture didn't turn out very well. The entire card has a shimmer to it and my jewel isn't sparkling as it should. So needless to say this picture didn't so this card justice. Thank you for stopping by and be sure to hop on over to my talented cousin Niki's blog.
1st Project Supplies:
Paper: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Wicked Fun Specialty
Ink: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Stamp Set: Wicked Cool
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Sml & Lrg. tag Punch, 1" Circle punch, Distressing Tool, Regals Buttons, Linen Thread and 1 1/4 Black Stripped Grosgrain Ribbon
2nd Project Supplies:
Paper: Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant & Whisper White
Stamp Set: Haunting Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Basic Black, So Saffron, Basic Gray
Accessories: Table Setting XL Die, Bat Punch, Naturally Seriff Sizzlets, Shimmer Paint, Jewels, Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon

Annette Wen Stampin' with Annette

Lynda Lee Lynda's Quite Time

Mercedes Weber Creations by Mercedes

Marisa Huang Bella Confetti

Brenda Keenan Keenan Kreations

Beth Ann Wilson Stamp Pad Creations

Beverlee Morales Stampin' All Day with Bev

Lorraine Toll Lorraine's Stampin' Corner

Niki Toll Stampin' with Niki

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Welcome Jen to the SU! Family

I wanted to share with all of you today some really exciting NEWS! Jennifer W. has joined the SU! Family and my stampin' team. She is my newest recruit and I couldn't be more excited than to share this with one of my best friends. I know that Jen is really excited to be apart of this family. She is very creative and talented and I know that she will do great. Jen also took advantage of the tote promotion which was definitely an added bonus. So welcome Jen and I look forward to our SU! adventures.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Holiday Hoopla Fun!

Happy Sunday! I know, I know I've been MIA for the last couple of weeks, so sorry for that I've been really busy prep for classes, SU! parties and most of all Stamp Camp. Here are a couple of pics from our Holiday Hoopla Stamp Camp that was yesterday. Boy was it a lot of fun. It was a great success and thank you to all the stampers that came yesterday. Thank you also to all the demonstrators that helped to organize camp. It was lots of fun and lots of laughs. I always have a great time with everyone not to mention all of my demo sisters get together afterward and have dinner together and cheers to another fun camp.

So here is a picture of all the ladies starting to line up to get in and start having fun creating {picture above}. If you missed this Stamp Camp don't worry another one will be under way around Feb/Mar but that date is still to be determined. Don't worry I will be sure to definitely keep you all posted.

Here is another picture of the morning session and the ladies are in full swing laughing and creating and having a great time. I will share more pictures with you tomorrow. So stay tuned for more Stamp Camp highlights coming your way. Happy Stamping and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Monday, September 6, 2010


Happy Monday everyone! I've been busy, busy, busy preparing for our upcoming Stamp Camp. Lot's to do and it seems like it just snuck up on me. This was a project I presented for a possible stamp camp project, but it didn't make it. That's OK I still think it's fun and now I get to share it with you. This is can be a picture holder or a note holder really it can be used for whatever you would like. This is a fun, quick and easy project that you can make. What is also nice is that it can be a perfect gift for someone, especially with the holidays coming around. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy what's left of your holiday weekend. Supplies:
Stamp Set: Wicked Cool {clear stamp set}
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: 3/8" Rich Razzleberry Taffeta Ribbon, 1/8" Black Taffeta Ribbon, Clothes pin,
2x2 tile, Crystal Effects

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Reminder: Holiday Hoopla Stamp Camp

Holiday Hoopla is around the corner and you won't want to miss it! Come and join us for our regional Holiday Hoopla Stamp Camp! This is a perfect way to to get away for a few hours with your friends and family, learn some truly great ideas using items out of our best mini catalog ever and go home with 10 projects that you personally made!

Plus there will be tons of samples that you can take pictures of so you can get inspiration from or copy them at home along with prizes and refreshments. There will also be a Grand Prize of a shopping spree gift certificate.

This camp has been sold out every time so don't hesitate, call your friends and family and send in your registration to make sure you don't miss out on all the fun!

Registrations forms are sent via mail to our treasurer Angie D. If you are in my area {Tracy} and would like to join us then email me at and I will forward you a registration form ASAP!




2 Sessions Available

9:30am and 2:30pm

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