Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Another Day - Another Look For My Blog

If you've been visiting my site in the last week or 2 you might have noticed my blog has looked different on several occasions.  I have had so much trouble deciding on a look for my blog lately but I think I have finally found it thanks to my friends Jessica and Tracy.  Jessica found the cutest backgrounds here and then when Tracy updated her blog it reminded me that I just loved Jessica's blog look too.  I think this one is going to stay around for a while.  I'm finally happy with it.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Stamping Up Marker Club - Join Us Now!

Cost: $35  (plus actual shipping to you)
Term: 4 months (July - November) - Must participate in all 4 months

You will get all 38 of the Many Marvelous Markers including the carrying case. (The case is only available to those purchasing the entire set of markers at once OR if you join the club).  Markers are dual-tip, a fine tip for details and writing and a brush tip for wider color applications. They are acid-free, waterbased dye ink. The horizontal storage case keeps both tips evenly inked.

You will also receive the new 2010/2011 Stampin' UP! Idea Book/Catalog for free in July.

Here is what you will get when it is your turn as Hostess:
  • Marker Case
  • Set of 5 In Color Markers
  • 1 Set of Markets  (8 neutrals or 10 Regals, Subtles or Brights)
  • Level 1 Hostess Set from the 2010/2011 Stampin' Up! Idea book and Catalog or available mini
  • Minimum of $15 worth of additional merchandise
Here is what you will get each month that you are not the hostess:
  • 1 Set of Markers (8 neutrals or 10 Regals, Subtles or Brights)
By the end of the Club you will have all 43 markers, Marker Case, a Level 1 Hostess gift and $15 worth of merchandise!

Orders and payment for additional items are to be turned in by the 18th of the month. All orders will be delivered to me and then shipped to you. If you wish, I can hold your markers and combine shipping to reduce costs.

You may collect additional orders or use your own order to reach higher levels of Hostess Plans for additional FREE Merchandise. Or you can book your own workshop in the same month that you are the Club Hostess to further increase your Hostess Benefits!  Shipping for additional orders is not included in the monthly marker club cost.

Payment is via PayPal or check.  If you wish to pay by check please make sure it is to me by the 13th of the month.

Please send me an email to if you are interested in joining my club!!

Card Submitted for Jen Young's Challenge

My friend Jen Young is hosting a sketch challenge each week on her blog.  This is the first week of the challenge and it is for a card.  Here is the card I submitted, I hope you like it:

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Father's Day Card for my Father-In-Law

Here is my final Father's Day card.  I made this one for my father-in-law.  I am very lucky to have not only wonderful parents but also wonderful in-laws!  I hope he likes his card!! 

Father's Day Card for My Daddy

My dad loves to play golf so when I saw this image in my Graphic 45 Proper Gentleman pack I knew it was going on a card for him.  I think it speaks volumes when you use your FAVORITE paper for others!!  LOL!

Father's Day Card for My Husband

So last weekend I was at the monthly day-long swarm/crop I host and actually finished 4 cards and a circle pop-up album while I was there.  Here is the card I made for my wonderful husband for Father's Day.  The paper is from Graphic 45 which is my new all time favorite paper!!

The Front

The Inside - Sentiment is not in here yet

The Back - Added some stamp looking images from another page in the pack

Mother's Day Card

Ok, I know, I know this is late, but I have an excuse.  This card is for my mother-in-law who was gone with her husband most of May and into June traveling in Europe.  I did not want to overfill their mailbox you know!!  Ok poor excuse.  But anyway the card is done and I just love it.  I hope you to do!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Happy Anniversary Above Rubies Studio!

My friend Megan is celebrating her first anniversary of her Above Rubies Studio blog but the twist is that YOU can win the prizes!!  She is giving away prizes for 10 days so head on over to Above Rubies Studio and post on her blog for your chance to win!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Graduation Banner - Take 2

So I have these wonderful friends on the message board and in my Skype group who are some of the most fantastic crafters I've ever met.  So today I was looking at the banner I posted earlier and thought "hmmm what would they do to this banner?"  So I said "Self,  Jen would say add bling" so I added bling, and  then I thought butterflies cause she uses a lot of butterflies.  Then I said "Self, Jessica would say add doodle dots and doodle stitching", so I added some of that.  Then I said "Self, Kimi would say you aren't done chick, add more".  So I added more, more embellishments, more pearls and then even more embellishments. Finally, I think I can say I'm pretty happy with this banner because it is a lot more like my DD, a bit of randomness in a whole lot of beauty .  I hope you like it in "Take 2".

Graduation Banner

I made a Graduation Banner for my daughter who is graduating from high school on Saturday.  We are holding a party for her that evening and I'll hang up the banner for the party.  I will add a ribbon or thick twine to the ends to hang it up.  I might also add a graduation cap to the blank tag in-between the words.

The paper is K&Co. Blue Awning.  The letters are Chip Chatter (Tall) from Pressed Petals that I glittered.  The ribbon and buttons are just random pieces from my stash.  I hope you like it!

Added: June 19th - I finally found the link to the blog that had a tutorial for the banner.  Atomic Butterfly makes some BEAUTIFUL banners and I wanted to make sure that I give credit to her for her work.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

More About Stampin UP Last Chance List and 2010-2011 Idea Book

I have pdfs of all the Last Chance items that are available.  Items are in limited quantity and will go quickly.  Some of the "accessories" inks, ribbon, cardstock, etc. are even on sale for 25-50% off.  If you are interested in seeing the lists, email me at and I will send you the pdfs.  Unfortunately I cannot post pdfs on this site.

If you would like to preorder the 2010-2011 Idea Book/Catalog please let me know no later than June 15th.  Catalogs will be $8 and includes shipping.  Place an order with me over $50 you will qualify for a free catalog.  You can place your order 24 hours a day at

Stampin UP Last Chance List Now Available

The 2010/2011 Stampin UP Idea Book/Catalog will be coming out July 1st.  In preparation for the many new products being added to the SU family, many of the current stamp sets, products and colors will be retiring.  The Last Chance List is now available.  If you would like to place an order for anything on the Last Chance List you may do so on my SU website at, click Shop Now and then Last Chance on the left side of the page.