Friday, November 30, 2007


Would you make your purchases using a debit or credit card if I offered PayPal to you?

I'm looking into the possibility of offering this service to my customers but would first like to know if my customers would use it rather than cash or check.

It would work like this: you place an order with me, I calculate your total, then send you a PayPal invoice via email. You get the email, click a link, and enter your payment info. It goes into my account, and I can then place your order. Theoretically, it shouldn't take any longer to place your order, but I haven't gone that far into my research to find out if there are any waiting periods.

So... customers... please leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts - you can email or call me too!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

What's your heart song?

I love Happy Feet! I love penguins! I love the music in this movie!

Thought I would share a few songs that will get you moving in your chair. If you haven't seen the movie - what are you waiting for? It is good family fun! I think we'll add it to our list of movies to watch this weekend, although we've seen it so many times I may be the only one in the livingroom watching it... good times!

Ho Ho Homemade Holiday!

Using a simple red gift bag, I added a strip of torn Whisper White cardstock to the center with my Snail adhesive. I then punched out 3 circles with my 1 3/8" SU! circle punch. I free handed the 2 rectangles and 2 squares to create the belt.
I stamped the tissue paper using the tree from the Wishing You Cheer set in Handsome Hunter Green.
I saw one like this on Wanda did a cute bag that was a little thinner than mine.

Another ornament

I know it's not a great photo but... I love this ornament!
It features an embossed handprint of our friend's 18 month old daughter.
I placed her hand in Versamark ink then placed it on the rough side of an inkjet transparency. I added detail black embossing powder and the used my heat gun to emboss the handprint. I hand cut the circle, which is approximately 4". I then rolled the image into a tube and placed it inside of the glass ornament. I added silver stars to the ornament for a little something extra. Using my large SU! oval punch, I made a name tag and used my silver gel pen to write the year and her name.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Mom & Me

Spend a little quality time with your child during this busy holiday season. Join me on Sunday, December 2nd to create some beautiful Christmas ornaments with your child.
December 2nd
3:00 - 6:00 pm
There are still a few spots available,
so contact me today if you are interested!
Did I mention that the chocolate fountain would be flowing?

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Pearl-Ex Ornament

Pretty, huh?
It was a very easy project!
All you need is:
Spray adhesive
Glass ornament
Pearl Ex

I removed the top from the ornament. Sprayed the adhesive into the ornament and shook it around to coat the inside of the ornament. I then added Turquoise Pearl Ex to the ball and shook it around. Then I added Interference Red Pearl Ex and shook again to fill in the spots where the blue didn't go. I let it set for about half an hour, to let the fumes disipate. Replaced the top of the ornament, and added the ribbon to hang it.

I have a few small ornaments from the Dollar Store that I think I will try later.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Loads of Love

I have seen some cute stamped onsies on many blogs, and had to try it myself. I had this onsie left over from a party we had several years ago - yay for saving stuff!

Stazon ink in black and red
Heat gun

I started by placing a piece of cardboard into the neck of the onsie - to avoid the ink from seeping through to the back side. I then inked the truck from Stampin' Up's! Loads of Love set with the black stazon. After letting it set for about 15 minutes, I used a q-tip to draw up red stazon and dotted the red onto the onsie. I then used the black stazon for the tires, and brushed the black stazon across the center caps to make a gray color. I then used my heat gun to set the image and color into the onsie.

I flipped the onsie over and stamped "Loads of Love" onto the butt of the onsie. My hubby thought that was "cute". I again used the heat gun to set the ink.

My next adventure will be to wash the onsie, and see how the ink holds. Stay tuned!

Wrapping up the holidays with Stampin' Up!

I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends!

To start the Christmas season off right,

Stampin' Up! is offering some great specials.

These specials are valid starting today until December 15.

Please note that the Purely Pomegranite, and Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon special is only valid while supplies last - so order soon!

Here's another treat for you! Did you like the projects featured on the flyer? I've attached the project instructions so you will know exactly what you need to complete the gifts.

Monday, November 19, 2007

New Designer Series Paper!

Aren't these colors beautiful?
You'll have to wait until January 2nd to order the new designer series paper, but you can stock up on the coordinating colors while you wait!

Bali Breeze coordinating colors: Old Olive, Taken With Teal, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie

Ginger Blossom coordinating colors: Ruby Red, River Rock, Cameo Coral, Groovy Guava

Each of these designer series paper packages contain a 2007-2008 In-Color. Remember that you can get double stiched ribbon, Classic ink pads, refills, and paper in the In-Colors! In-Colors will retire in June, 2008. So get the while you can!

Friday, November 16, 2007

2008 Preview Catalog

It's here! It's fun! It's got sweet paper, fun embellishments, a great new punch, rub-ons, and stamps too!

Be sure to check out the first page to find some SU! specials just for you!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Great ideas!

Not sure what to do with that stamp set or paper? You are sure to find inspiration on this blog...
It features tons of links to SU! demo blogs!
Grab a snack and enjoy - you'll be there a while.

Online Catalogs

Want to view the Stampin' Up! Fall/Winter & Holiday Mini catalog online? Click the link below...

Please note that the Purely Holiday wrapping paper on page 23 of the Holiday Mini is no longer available.


Can you guess what Stampin' Up! will be offering in their new catalog?
They are beautiful! The coordinate with stamps, and come in black and white!
You'll have to wait until January to order them, but the Spring/Summer catalog preview will be available for viewing on the Stampin' Up! website tomorrow, November 16th.
If I have your email, I will be sure to send you a link.
It's time to update that wish list again!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

This is without a doubt one of the coolest PC illusions I have seen so far. Follow the instructions:
1) Relax and concentrate of the 4 small dots in the middle of the picture for about 30-40 seconds.
2) Then, take a look at a wall near you (any smooth, single colored surface)
3) You will see a circleof light developing
4) Start blinking your eyes a couple of times, and you will see a figure emerging...
5) What do you see? Moreover, who do you see?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Funny Scrapbooking Video

Take a minute from your busy life, and check out this video. It is too funny! Then grab your hubby, and let him watch it!

Want to purchase this DVD? It's only $9.99, and $1.00 from each sale goes to Autism Support Daily.

Check out Gina K's blog for more info...

Thursday, November 8, 2007

We are family!

This fun 8x10 family portrait now hangs in our livingroom. I used the All in the family set, the Neighborhood jumbo wheel, and Best Friends alphabet. The patterned paper is from the Brocade Background designer series. The family was stamped using Classic black ink, matted onto Old Olive and Very Vanilla cardstock.

I thought the picture looked better in black and white, so I decided not to color it - yet. I'm sure it will start to bother me, especially since there is nothing plain about this Mason family.

I really liked this set when I first saw it in the catalog. I had to have it after I saw the cute cards and gifts people on were creating with it! When it came to me in my last order, I was a little scared to try it. I was a bit weary of making someone's head way above their shoulders! Talk about having your head in the clouds! I'm glad to report, that this set is rather simple to use. I mounted their heads at the bottom of the block, and the bodies and feet at the top of the block. This way, I can see exactly where to line them up. After a few tries to get the alignment just right, I was on my way to loving this set!

Know what else I love about this set? All proceeds during the month of November are being donated to help SU! family members. See my earlier blog post about Dave Abbott.

Don't forget about the SU! Paper Party. You can get a free pack of Designer paper when you buy three!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

A few more ornament samples...

Glittery Snowflake Spot City of David (sorry for the glare!)
Here are a few more samples of the ornaments you can create with your child (of any age) at my December 2nd, Mom & Me class. Registration is due by November 26th! Contact me today if you are interested!!

I was very happy to learn, by trial and error of course, that we can use inkjet transparencies and Classic SU! ink to create these images! Not having to use Stazon ink will save so much time and frustration for everyone!


I love to find new crafting blogs! I also love to share them with you! Here is one that I happened across (from Beate's Yahoo group) with some great inspiration... She's got some great scrapbooking pages (which I promise to make at least one layout this weekend), and some very cute stamped baby onsies! Check them out.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Mom & Me

Create a holiday keepsake with your child or grandchild
on Sunday, December 2nd
from 3:00 – 6:00 pm
at my home.

We will be making glass Christmas ornaments together!

Please complete the registration form that was emailed to you,
and return it to
me by November 26th, with your payment.

You can select the option that best suits you!
o Option 1: $15 for 4 ornaments to share with your child(ren).
o Option 2: $25 for 8 ornaments to share with your child(ren).

Your payment includes materials, instructions, and snacks!

If you aren’t able to attend, you will receive your materials (minus the ink, stamps, and markers) and instructions in lieu of a refund.

If you didn't receive your email, please let me know and I will email a registration form to you!

More photos coming soon!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Want to see why I love SU! paper?

Click on this link to see the fabulous swatches of designer series paper!

Click on this like to see some fun projects using the paper!

Don't forget that ALL of this beautiful, fun, crazy, wonderful paper is on special during the month of November! Buy 3, get 1 free - no restrictions, no limits, no kidding!

Host a workshop before November 30 - and get even more for free with your hostess benefits!

All in the Family

This adorable set can be viewed in the 2007 Fall/Winter Collection on page 83. I can't wait for my set to arrive! I can use this on cards, gifts, ornaments, and my scrapbook pages! What do you see yourself using it on?
There is also an accessory package and a Neighborhood wheel that coordinates with this set.
Contact me today to order your All in the Family set!