Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ok so I'm a bit forgetful!!! I forgot to add this Wild & Crazy page to the last post. :)
Just Liz showing off her funny side.

Below you'll find two cards I did for Mother's Day. Figure I might as well post those for you also. The pots for the flowers are done with the ornament punch from Stampin' Up and the flowers are the wing from the bird punch.

Hope you enjoy!

Croppin Weekend

Hey Everyone! I wanted to share with you my latest creations. I went on a scrapbooking weekend retreat a couple of weekends ago. I actually accomplished a little bit this time. haha
I have a daughter graduating high school in a few weeks so I was trying to get some of her pages done. I knew I'd never get her books caught up but that's ok.
Here I did a page of her freshman homecoming. Her and some friends rented a limo.

This page happens to be a picnic we had in Mackinaw City at a park overlooking the bridge. The bridge and the clouds I cut out on my cricut with some svg files I found online.

These pics are ones that Liz took of herself. I need to add one more to the page yet but I loved the layout idea.

The pages below are with both daughters. One day they entertained themselves by having a contest bobbing for apples from their snow sleds. It amazes me how they would entertain themselves at times. Now that they are older they don't do that so well. hahaha!!!
The apple with the worm is an image I found online and cut it out with my cricut. I also cut the letters with the cricut.

I had so much fun at this crop. It is held in Hastings Michigan every spring and fall. If your interested in more details email me and I'll let you know. It's a great time to be pampered, work on your projects and enjoy friends.

Keep on scrappin!!!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Look at my winnings!!

Ok so there is a scrapbooking store in my area called Scrap, Scribbles N Sticks. The were running a contest on facebook and giving away patterned papers. Check out the papers that I won for free!!! I can't wait to scrapbook with them!

I love these winter themed patterned papers.

These Valentines, heart and love patterns are awesome also.

Of course while I was there I just had to pick up some others that had caught my eye.

Also in the free stuff were some Puffies felt accessories.
I can't wait to use those papers and accessories in a couple weeks. I'm going scrapbooking all weekend with a couple of friends. I can't wait for some time to just sit and create!

Are you interested in weekend scrapbooking retreats? I'll be going to another one in April. Want more information on a great weekend away to create contact me an I'll get that info to you.
It's a place to relax, enjoy, create and be feed. Contact me at for more info.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Another Blog....

...I've created another blog for my Beading addiction. If you like jewelry you might wanna check it out. Just remember I'm just getting started so it takes a while to get everything up and running.
Click here to check it out!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Valentines day is coming....

December 17th - January 24th

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wow!!! Have you missed me???

I know it's been a long time since I've posted!!! Life has taken a huge turn for our family. I've gone back to work full time. I now am an Electronic Assembler for the aerospace and defense industy. BUT I still take time out for my crafting.

I thought I'd share my most recent projects. This one I made for my new lunch mates at work.

These next two pictures are of some jewelry. I've recently taken up beading and am having a blast with it. I've been taking some classes and learning lots. Here are a couple of braclets that I made at the last class I took.

Hopefully I'll get back to posting and sharing more of my crafting with you.
So keep your eyes open for more sharing soon!
Keep Stampin and Craftin!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

So Stampin' Up! has many new colors and new In-Colors. Here is a flyer with color kits you can order to keep your colors up to date.
Let me know if you would like to order any of these color kits.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Stampin' Up! Last Chance (Retired) Lists are HERE!

With the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog just around the corner, it's time to bid a fond farewell to several of our favorite Stampin' Up! stamps, accessories, and home de'cor items in order ot make room for exciting new products.

Items on the Last Chance List are AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST and once they're gone, THEY'RE GONE!!!

Plus, in a rare promotion, select products are up to 50% off! Don't miss this last chance to get them.

Please Note:
  • This list of retiring Stampin' Up! products is as complete as we can make it at the present time, but items may be added to or dropped from this list. Any excanges of these items must be made within 90 days of the shipping date.

  • All page number refer to the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog or Definitely Decoratvie brochure and insert.

  • Hostess sets do not have a price because they can only be earned by hosting a qualifying workshop.

Click on the Stampin' Up! Retired lists below to see which products you can't do without, then contact me today to place your order!


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Stampin' Up! Accessories:


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print out the Last Chance Accessories list you'll find it here

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

New Technique using paper scraps!!!

Unless you're involved in needlepoint, you may not have heard of bargello, but chances are you've seen it! Bargello is a form of embroidery that is created through a series of upright flat stitches laid out in interesting patters. Bargello was trditionally stitches in wool on canvas, making it very durable and perfect for pillows, upholstery, and even carpet. But you can use bargello to create unique cards and paper projects that will deinitely leave your customers wowed!

Bargello is perfet for showing off Stampin' Up!'s fun Designer Series paper and a great way to use those strips of leftover paper that you don't want to throw away but don't know what to do with.

To create the beautiful patterns found on our Thanks So Much card and our Kind Thanks card, start out with our brand-new Nursery Suite Designer Series paper.

(The new Nursery Suite Designer series paper that's been used on these cardswill be available in the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog) (Tip: the bargello technique works best with striped papers).

1. Cut Designer Series paper into strips of varying width.

2. Align colors into desired pattern. Adherer to Whisper White card stock.

3. Using tabletop paper cutter, cut card stock into desired size.

4. Adhere bargello piece to card (or other project).

5. Step back and admire your work!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Croppin Weekend Retreat

Hey Stamper's!
Just thought I'd share some of my recent scrapbooking pages I made while at a weekend cropping event.
Below are some 6x6 pages that I made for these acrylic hanging frames for my girls.
The friends page was made using Stampin' Up!'s felt flower accents and the Sell-a-bration scallop punch.
The summer time page was made with punches and my cricut.
The blue and white pages were done with my Big Shot from Stampin' Up!

The 2 page 12x12 spread below is my youngest daughter at Binder Park Zoo. She did the face painting. Notice the tiger cut out...that I did with my Cricut. Then layered it up with white and green. Turned out pretty cool I think.

It was a great time! I plan on going again in September so I'd better get planning on what I want to work on. I'm sure its going to take me from now until then to get things all planned out!
Happy Stampin' & Scrapbookin'