Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Continuing the fond farewell....

The stamp set "Always" has a very special place in my heart. Before I was a demonstrator, I held a workshop in my home in North Dakota with my friend (and now upline) Joy. Joy takes great care in creating workshop projects that speak to the taste of the hostess. In my case, she knew I loved birds and vintage style. She pulled out this stamp set and I was in love. I signed up that week to become a demonstrator and ordered this very stamp set with my starter kit. I am very sad to see it go. If you love it as much as I do, make sure you order it before June 30 when it will be gone forever!

I hope you enjoy revisiting all of my past creations using this fabulous stamp set!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Last Chance List!!

I have to say two of my absolute favorite sets of all time are on the retiring list this year. Sad.
Here are some cards featuring Friends 24-7.

Don't miss your last chance to order your favorite stamp sets today! You can see the full list here.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Monogrammed Cards

I have a friend who recently had a birthday. I personalized this gift tin and some notecards with her initials. It was actually fun putting together and I'm thinking a monogram class may ensue!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


I sometimes get carried away creating elaborate cards with lots of distressing, embellishing and accentuating. Okay, I do it a lot.

Today I knew I wanted to use the beautiful Beyond the Garden DSP. It is just lovely and full of summer. I also used the coordinating Fabulous Florets. Once I got to stamping I knew this card wouldn't need much. I added a sentiment and brads and it is perfect!

Easy. Simple. Beautiful. All in five minutes!

Mark your calendars....

I am excited to offer this Fathers Day class. We will be making this mini album that can be used to hold favorite photos of your kiddies, inspirational quotes about dads or even a coupons to be redeemed by dad! The possibilities are endless. I will be helping you create this beauty along with a coordinating card.

The cost of the class is $15. You will receive all the supplies needed to complete this project as well as a package of Vintage Trinkets and half a pack of Nautical Expedition designer series paper. If you bring a friend to the class, the cost will be reduced to $10!! That is an awesome bargain!!

Fathers Day Class Details:
Date: Monday, June 13
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Place: Swabian Special Events Center
Cost: $15 or $10 if you bring a friend
RSVP no later than May 31 in order to receive all your goodies in class!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Father's Day Class

I am so excited about this class! We will be making a mini scrapbook and coordinating card for Dad! Included in the $15 cost of this class will be half a package of Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper and a full pack of Vintage Trinkets. Details on place, date and time to come!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Country Inspiration

I have to admit I'd never think to use Real Red and Perfect Plum together. The cover of a recent Country Living totally inspired me. I finally whipped this up today after weeks of walking by that magazine thinking, "those colors would make such a pretty card." I'm so glad I did. I love how it turned out!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May is National Scrapbooking Month!

And of course Stampin' Up has some fabulous specials going on! See all the great products you can get for 30% off here!

Stampin' Up is also offering 30% off select My Digital Studio professional print services! If you've been waiting to have that book printed, now is the time! Click here to see a complete price list for My Digital Studio. I will be working on a digital scrapbook this month as well!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

le Jardin Postale ~ May 2011

I'm excited to show you what I've been working on! May is going to be the first month I offer le Jardin Postale, the Garden Mail. May is National Scrapbooking Month, so I am going to be offering a scrapbooking kit. The kit will include all the consumable supplies to create 20 6x6 layouts and instructions to complete the scrapbook. The kit is beautiful! It includes cardstock, designer paper, coordinating ribbon, buttons, brads and stickers! You will not be disappointed with it. I will also offer the option to purchase a coordinating scrapbook to contain all of your layouts. Here are two layouts of the twenty. Once you complete your purchase, you will receive a PDF by email with color pictures and instructions to complete your layouts. Please allow 2-4 weeks to receive the supplies by mail. As always, feel free to contact me by email or phone with any questions!!

Coordinating Old Olive Dot Album

May's Jardin Postale

Saturday, April 9, 2011

I am a shabby chic junkie....

And I think I always will be. Sad to see this paper leave us at the end of the month. Get it while you can!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

le Jardin Postale

With the debut of our Summer Mini Catalog next month, I'm going to be introducing something new. Le Jardin Postale, or "The Garden Mail," is going to be a class by mail of sorts. Included in the cost of the class, will be a stamp set, all consumable supplies and instructions needed to complete that month's projects. For example, if I were to do a class this month, I would probably include supplies (except for the stamps, ink and adhesive) to complete the two Easter projects pictured here and two coordinating cards. Because May is National Scrapbooking Month and our new mini has a fabulous Simply Scrappin' Kit, I am thinking a scrapbook is definitely in order! Watch my blog for more details to come and feel free to email me with any questions!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Easter Treats!

These are some samples of goodies I will be selling at the Arts & Crafts Shop here in Germany. The clear tubes are filled with M&Ms and the carrots have jelly beans.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Strength and Hope

Has someone you know and love been touched by breast cancer? My own grandmother is a twenty year survivor. My husband's grandmother and aunt are also survivors. So many lives have been affected by this horrific disease. That is why Stampin' Up had teamed up with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This summer, from May 1 through August 31, Stampin' Up will be selling a beautiful new set called "Strength and Hope." For every stamp set sold, Stampin' Up will donate $2 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. What a wonderful opportunity!
While the stamp set isn't available just yet, I do have a little preview for you. Just imagine all the lovely creations you could make!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


This is a card that I hated to have to make. However, a lot of love and heart went into it. My grandmother recently passed away and while I could be making cards for 20 to 30 of my family members who are mourning the loss of her, I focused on making one for my grandfather. This color palette was inspired by the spring Pottery Barn catalog. I found it perfect for this card.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Thank you notes!

My creative time has been quite limited the past two months. My days {and nights!} are full of nursing, rocking and diaper changing. I've stolen a few moments here and there to create some thank you cards. We've been blessed by many gifts for our sweet little guy. Here are a few: