Stampin’ Reunion – RESCHEDULED!

If you didn’t already get an email, please note that the Stampin’ Reunion has been moved to Friday, April 1st.

Please comment here or email me if you’d like to attend.

I don’t have my big email mailing list anymore, so I know not all of you have been contacted.

I’m really looking forward to it! The rest of the details are all the same. Potluck dinner, Location TBD, and there will be 5 make & take projects and prizes!!

Stampin’ Reunion??

Long time no blogging!!! I’ve been thinking about all my lovely “Stampin’ Ladies” for a very long time. It’s been AGES since I’ve seen everyone, and I think it’s time to fix that.

I am proposing a Stampin’ Reunion. Right now this is just an idea. If there is enough interest, I will make it happen!! Please reply to this post if you are interested.

Date: Friday, January 15th
Time: 6pm until whenever we are done
Location: TBD, based on interest – possibly at the University, like old times :)
– Potluck Supper
– 5 Make & Take Projects
– Door Prizes
Cost: $5 each – that’s only $1 per project!!!!

The make & takes will all be cards. If I have time, I might also add a 6th bonus non-card project…

If there is enough interest, I will set up a registration page in mid-December.

So please, leave a comment if you’re interested!!

Fall Classes

Hi all – I apologize for two posts in the same day… This one is for my local subscribers. Normally, I have all my dates for Christmas Card class picked out in June. This year, for some reason, I haven’t been quite as prepared – and now I’m feeling a little behind schedule!

Registration is now open for my Christmas Card Class, and I also have a couple of openings in my monthly Card Club. Plus, for the first time ever, I am hosting an exciting FREE event to celebrate World Cardmaking Day!!

Christmas Card Classes
Cost: $35
Duration: 3 hours
Class Size: There is a limit of 8 people per class. If there are fewer than 4 people registered for a given date, the class will be canceled.
Dates and Times:

  • Saturday, September 21 (9am to noon)
  • Sunday, October 20 (1pm to 5pm)
  • Saturday, November 9 (9am to noon)
  • Sunday, November 24 (1pm to 5pm) – edit: just found out that this is Grey Cup day, so I will be changing this to another date still TBD later…

Projects: Each date features 5 designs, and you will make 3 of each design. Total cards for each date is 15 cards.
So if you come to 2 classes, you will have a total of 30 cards in 10 different designs.

Card Club
Cost: $80
Duration: 3+ hours on the first Friday of each month from September to June (10 months)
Time: Starts at 6:30pm
Class Size: There is a limit of 8 people in the club. I’ve already got 5 clubbers, so there are only 3 spots remaining.
NOTE: September’s class is on the SECOND Friday of the month. (For the one month only)
Projects: At each Club class, you will make 4 unique cards for all occasions. We will cover Birthday, Anniversary, Valentine’s Day, Wedding, New Baby, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Sympathy and more. Christmas is NOT covered in this class.

World Card Making Day FREE Event
Date: Saturday, October 5th
Session 1 Time: 9am – noon
Session 2 Time: 1pm – 5pm
Details: You will create at least 2 make & take projects, and there will be a free gift to boot! I will also have a clearance table with some amazing prices, with even MORE free gifts (really GOOD gifts) for all purchases of $25 or more.
When registering for this event, please indicate whether you are signing up for Session 1 or Session 2.

Registration begins now. Please email me to register and make arrangements for payment. Please feel free to ask questions if you need me to clarify anything!

Thanks & have a wonderful day!

Sparkly Birthday Roses

Happy Tuesday – I hope you’re all enjoying your summer. At last this week it’s feeling like summer weather around here. Of course I’m back at work, but at least it’s warm!

Today’s theme is bling. Instead of the traditional rhinestones, I decided to use glitter and liquid pearls. It’s my first foray into using liquid pearls, and I like them, but they are messy!! You have to apply them very slowly and carefully so you don’t mess up your project!!

I also decided that I needed another tag instead of a card this week. I definitely need to stock up on some tags!!

Birthday Roses tag

I used the Cutwork Rose stamp along with the Fancy Birthday stamp. Of course, I used my copics as follows:
- RV17 & RV19 for the roses,
- YG93 & YG95 for the leaves
- B000 for the background
- outlined with C1

I left the lines a little less blended between colors because I wasn’t sure how much you would be able to see through the glitter… I like how it turned out – as always, glitter never looks quite right in a picture. This tag is very eye-catching in real life!

Check out what the rest of the design team has done on the blog. And please feel free to play along – you could win free goodies from the shop!!

Thanks so much for looking & happy craftin’!!

SACC #19 – Love You

Happy Friday! It’s my last lakeside installment for the week. It’s a great exercise to work out of one parcel of goodies – a challenge that everyone should try sometime. But it will be nice to have all my embellishments and tools again!!

With that, I bring you week #19 of the Sister Act Card Challenge. Hard to believe that the term is almost at a close.

Love You card

This week I used Lil Tin from The Doodle Pantry. He’s another pre-colored image, making for a nice quick card. I used a tag, some ticket stubs, some strips of designer paper and some candy dots to bring it all together. And I am loving the chevron ribbon that I put on the tag, too. I need more!!

Thanks again for popping by and happy crafting!!

It’s a Girl Thing

Happy Wednesday! It’s another iPhone installment from out at the lake. So again, I will be brief (‘cuz posting on a iPhone takes forever!!)

Today’s card is for The Cutting Cafe using the printable stamp set called All About Girls. Love the cute little dresses in this set!

It's a Girl Thing Card

I used my Copics to color. The designer papers are Bella Blvd and I finished it all off with a flower brad and plenty of bling. I hope you like it.

Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting! Have a wonderful day!!

SweetStamps Silhouettes

It’s time for another challenge. Today’s theme is Silhouettes. A rainy day at the lake gave me plenty of time to play with this challenge.

Pixie Silhouette Card

I used the set called Pixie Silhouette along with my copics – YG61, RV10 and BG10.

I’m updating the blog via my iPhone, so it’s a very slow process. Forgive me for being brief. I do appreciate you popping by!!

Thanks so much for looking & happy craftin’!!


Friday how I love you – you are totally fab!! It’s that time again – time for another Sister Act Card Challenge!

Fab Card

I’m using an adorable little digi from today’s sponser – she’s called Leggy Lilly. How cute is she?! I colored her and the fab tag with my copics and then used some fun, bright colored designer paper to keep it whimsical. I hope you like it!

Thanks so much for looking; have a wonderful weekend!

Sparkly Christmas Trees

It’s midweek – yay! Boy oh boy do I need it to be the weekend already – I’m exhausted!! Summer means that the kids are staying up too late, which means that I’m not getting my quiet time after they go to bed – because by the time they finally fall asleep, that’s all I want to do too! What am I going to do when they are teenagers!?!?!?

At any rate, I’ve got one last Christmas in July themed card to help me escape – to a time with schedules, routines and early bedtimes – yippee!! The Christmas Card Fun Cutting File Templates from The Cutting Cafe makes a fun holiday card in a jiffy. Again this week I was drawn to my sparkle paper. It’s so shimmery and pretty! Reminded me of snow for this card.

Cutout Christmas Trees card

I do not have a cutter, so I had to hand-cut the trees, but since they are all straight cuts, it was pretty quick. Then I simply rounded the corners, added some ribbon and mounted it to a green card base using foam dots. A bow, button and some rhinestones finish of this little cutie. I hope you like it!!

Thanks so much for stopping by & happy crafting!

July Christmas Tags

It’s Tuesday, and that means it’s time for another project! Today is another Christmas in July theme – Christmas Tags. It’s a really good feeling to get some projects done this far in advance. I think I might just have to stamp a bunch of these to color on rainy days out at the lake next week…

Gingerbread Tag

I used the Gingerbread Duo – Large stamps, and colored them with copics as follows:
- E33 & E35 for the cookie,
- R81 & R83 for the pink details
- R24 & R29 for the red details
- outlined with W3 and W1, and
- highlighted with some white gel pen

Check out what the rest of the design team has done on the blog. And please give it a go – if you share your Christmas Tag creation, you could win some goodies of your own from the shop!!

Thanks so much for looking & happy craftin’!!

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