Wednesday, April 30, 2008


What a week!! Between our craft class and my very first workshop, I have had a busy week. Oh, plus getting ready to spend 3 days at Stagecoach!! For those of you not in Southern California, Stagecoach is 3 fabulous days of country music concerts! I can't wait!!!

My first workshop went well. I had 3 guests, plus my hostess. They made 2 cards and placed their orders. It was a pretty successful workshop, I thought. And now I know I can do it! :-)

These are the cards we made..

Monday, April 21, 2008

Hostess Gift

Well... next Sunday I have my first workshop! I've been a demo almost 3 years, and I have done plenty of workshops/demos at my home, but I have never ventured out to do a workshop. A really great gal I went to high school with was kind enough to book a party through me and I am really excited about it. To show my appreciation, I made her a gret little hostess gift! I love it and I hope she likes it too! I found the tutorial over at and I just loved it! Here is a picture of the version I made for my hostess. Wish me luck with my first out of my comfort zone party! :-)

Happy Monday!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers - SBS17

Yah! I am pretty new to the blogging world, so the opportunity to join a Sisterhood seems pretty exciting to me!! I love checking out all the wonderful creations that are out in blogland, and seeing all the creativity that is out there! Can't wait to get to know my fellow blogging sisters!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Pay It Forward

It's always exciting to get a little gift in the mail. I was pleased to get the Pay It Forward from my good friend Samantha. And what cute stuff inside...

So, the first 3 people to leave me a comment will get a Pay It Forward gift from me!

Good luck!


Monday, April 14, 2008

You Make My Day

I got an award!! My new blogging friend Denise gave me this award last week. I hadn't been able to get it posted yet, but I am super excited about this award! I'm new to the blogging world, so it's great to have someone out there that is encouraging of my efforts!!

Now, for the hard part. Picking 10 blogs that I love. I have so many blogs that I visit almost daily, that it will be hard to chose!

These are blogs that I check as often as I can. They always provide me inspiration and make me want to be a better stamper and a better demonstrator!



Dawn Easton

Tart and Tangy!

I love this set and the matching DSP! And based on my browses in blogland, I am not the only one! Here are a couple of cards I came up with today.

Thanks for looking and Happy Monday!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

WSC43 and LSC162

This one is a two-fer... I made this card for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge. There was also another blog I found that had the challenge of using only white and 1 other color. Of course, I cannot find that blog now. Once I find it, I will link it up.

Update: I found it!!!

It was a challenge on Splitcoast Stampers LSC162.

Thanks for looking and Happy Sunday!


CASE'd card

Well... it's been a while! I have had a lot going on at home and haven't had much opportunity to get out my stamps and make anything creative! I'm glad to be back!! :-)

I got the new Tart and Tangy set last week, so of course it was the first set I got out today! Unfortunately, my mind is in a lot of places right now, so I was struggling getting the creative juices flowing! So to get started, I CASE'd this card from stampnscrapwithval. I love it, and thought it would be a great card to add to my collection!!

I hope you enjoy it!! She has a great blog, that I visit often...

Thanks for looking and Happy Sunday!


Monday, April 7, 2008

Love Flip Flops!

I saw these on the About A Girl blog. It's a blog I have come to visit often. And it seemed really easy, so I thought I would try it out for myself! Her's are made with the summer picnic DSP and the Tart and Tangy set. Mine DSP and T&T won't arrive until today, so I had to improvise over the weekend! And I LOVE FLIP FLOPS!!! Been a flip flop fan for many years, so I am always glad for another opportunity to use this set!

Thanks for looking and have a great week!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Good morning... For my first time ever, I decided to attempt a Splitcoast Color Challenge. And of course, I picked the day to do this when all 4 colors are colors I never use. I couldn't imagine putting them together. However, I actually liked the way it turned out. :-)

Recipe: Cameo Coral, Creamy Caramel, Mellow Moss card stock

Simply Said stamp set, Apricot Appeal Ribbon, Cameo Coral and Apricot Appeal Markers, Creamy Caramel stamp pad.

Thanks for looking!

Happy Stamping!

Under Construction...

So... my craft room was a mess! I was so sick of triping over my exercise bike, and it always looked so unorganized! So... this weekend, I decided to do something about it! I am still working on it, because I have very large cabinet that needs to be moved out of the room and my brother couldn't come help me until tonight, but here is what I have gotten done so far. I love it! Unfortunately, it's made stamping a little difficult right now because I have so much stuff and don't know where half of it is! Ok... that is always the way it is for me, but it's worse right now. LOL
These are some shelves I hung in my closet. The closet is funny shaped because it was added on during my remodel last year.
See all the boxes and mess in this picture. I still have a lot to do!!

This is right above my table. So all my punches and a few of my other main supplies are very handy. I am going to need to change this a little, but haven't done it yet. :-) I will post pictures when I get it all done.

Thanks for looking! Happy Wednesday!