Monday, February 7, 2011

Baby Prima Roses

This is a really neat video and sure sounds EASY peasy!! I know I will be trying it.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New Clear Block Storage Idea

As you all know by now Stampin' Up! has gone to having two options for stamps. You can either select to have the wood stamps or select Acrylic mount stamps. The Acrylic blocks are available in a vast array of sizes that you can select to match the stamps. You can order the size that you will need for certain stamps or you can order the entire set of acrylic blocks which, of course are reusable for all the acrylic stamps - duh!

I decided I wanted a creative way to store my Acrylic blocks so that they would be readily available, protected from damage and easily identifiable. I had some large empty stamp boxes on hand and used some Tombo multi adhesive and put some Designer Series Paper in the box in the shape of each block and marked each with the letter for the block - then I will know where each block goes and if any are missing. I did CASE this idea from Ala Pause, however with some minor changes. She used plain cardstock and I used DSP. LOVE IT!!!!!

Just a footnote - I have had acrylic blocks in the past, not of the same quality as Stampin' Up!, however, they were stored in a ziploc baggie and are very scratched - they do still work however are rather unsightly so I felt this was the best way to protect my investment with my Stampin' Up! blocks.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Stampin' Up! Announces Color Renovation!!!!

Stampin' Up! is introducing 5 BRAND NEW colors into our core line of colors AND They are bringing back 10 retired In-Colors!!!!

Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Riding Hood Red, River Rock, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi

Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso

Kraft will be re-named to Crumb Cake-

We will be changing to 4 new streamlined color collections - each containing 10 colors.

and this DOES affect ink pads, cardstock, markers, reinkers, ribbons etc.

These colors will be retiring in June:
glorious green
green galore
gable green
yoyo yellow
only orange
pink passion
pixie pink
orchid opulence
lovely lilac
brilliant blue
close to cocoa
creamy caramel
really rust
ruby red
cameo coral
summer sun
bordering blue
brocade blue
ballet blue
taken with teal
handsome hunter
pale plum
blush blossom
apricot appeal
barely banana
mellow moss
sage shadow
almost amethyst
lavender lace
basic brown
going gray

This should give you plenty of time to stock up on your favorites! DON'T WAIT!!!!! Remember you can order 24/7 or just give me a call. After June 30, 2010 they are gone forever!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Stampin' Fun in Arizona!!!!!

I want to thank Darla my upline for so much fun today!! I have been here in Tucson visiting my daughter and grand daughter. I was really getting tired of the SNOW (piling deeper and deeper at home so I planned a little get away for a month with my daughter in Arizona)Darla found out I was here and we made plans! So, today I helped her with her blog and then we got to stamp too!!! Helping with Darla's blog was not part of the plan for today! I think we did an awesome job - you can check it out at What fun! Enjoy the pic we took after she brought me back to my daughter's house!! Wish you could have joined us Jennifer!!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Help for Haiti

On January 12, 2010 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, leaving in its wake devastation so overwhelming that the Haitian people and their leaders can only look for help from the outside to cope. As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, we want to help make a difference in the lives of those who continue to suffer from the effects of this earthquake by selling, the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set.

Product Name Item # Price
I {Heart} Hearts – clear-mount 118571 $18.95 (block D recommended)

I {Heart} Hearts – wood-mount 117010 $26.95

Stampin’ Up! has supported many good causes over the years. In the past, when terrorists attacked the Twin Towers, when a tsunami struck Indonesia, when a hurricane destroyed New Orleans, and when wildfires ravaged Australia, Stampin’ Up! has gathered its demonstrators to step forward and show their commitment to making a difference in the lives of others. This time is no different.

Besides supporting the Ronald McDonald House Charities annually, Stampin’ Up! has stepped forward again to help the people of Haiti who were affected by the earthquakes.

From now until February 28th, Stampin’ Up! will donate $2 to the American Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund every time you stampers purchase the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set in Wood (#117010) or Cling Mount (#118571). The American Red Cross is already down in Haiti helping. With your help, we can help them get the supplies they need to make a substantial impact on the situation.

Thank you for your support!!!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Way Past Time to Update You on My Work!

I've been doctoring family lately and needless to say DH is not a nice patient. He had cataract surgery plus glaucoma surgery on March 27. Actually, the surgery was a complete success, however, he is not thinking it is healing fast enough to suit him. I think we all expect more of our bodies than we sometimes should - and when you get old.................. well, you hate to admit it, but I think things take a little longer.. Then to top it all off he caught the WORST cold in the whole wide world so he has NOT been a HAPPY CAMPER.

I know it is kind of late in the year to be working on calendars, but....that's kinda how I work.... Last year I think I finally did the last four months of the year in a CD calendar - this year I did better - I actually got started at the beginning of the year, however January and February were nothing to brag about, but they are getting better as the year wears on - I'll have to tell you that I just had to use the multi-colored stars on the July calendar - I hope you can see them. I remember buying them as a young girl. I found them in my mother's desk. Still had the price tag on them - 15 cents!!!!! They are not only gummed but also embossed. Really cute - never find anything like that now!

I know the pictures are a little off - someday I will learn how to work this!!!!!

The FIRST picture is one that I know my son and his dad will be real proud that I actually posted. They made me something to put all my ribbon on. The top roll is for BIG rolls and the bottom roll is for small rolls. All of my "cardmaker" daughters want one JUST LIKE IT!!!!!! I had to beg for mine for quite a while and I love it. I'll have to get a price, huh?

Thursday, March 12, 2009


My good friend Vivienne from England at is celebrating her one year anniversary of having her blog. She started her blog on March 13, 2008. It just doesn't seem possible that she has only been blogging for that long. The quality of her stamping is above reproach and her candy is really DELISH..... Go Check It Out if you have a chance - you won't be sorry you did.....