Join my Team, and earn a Big SHOT FOR FREE!

Yes, you read that title right. Oct 1 to Oct 31, Join Stampin UP and they will give you, a FREE BIG SHOT, or $100. of Stampin UP Product. Yes, FREE!
Have you been thinking about becoming a Demonstrator? Starting your own business and sharing what you love with others? The Big Shot has always been one of the biggest investments in starting out, and now Stampin UP is going to give it to you!. Already have one!. No worries, you can pick $100. of Stampin UP Product instead. Consider a $100. of Dies for your Big Shot, then you would be all set up to start your own BIG SHOT CLUB right away.

If you have been considering joining, here is the BEST time to do it. Please contact me, and lets chat.  Here is more info on becoming a demonstrator.

I would really like to talk to you about becoming a STAMPIN UP DEMONSTRATOR   or phone 214-395-1621


Texas-Sized Hexagon Box FREE Tutorial!

Yes!!  I finally finished my first FREE project tutorial for you!  I'm all excited about it.  You may have seen the adorable Hexagon boxes on the internet that was shown at the 2011 Stampin' Up! Convention this summer.  I love it so much!  However... it's a bit small...  If you have a gift to give of any decent size, you simply need a bigger box.  So, I decided since everything is bigger in Texas, my Hexagon box should be too!

This box is over 6" tall!  All you need to make this project is 2 pieces of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock, half a sheet of Designer Series Paper, Sticky Strip, a hole punch, ribbon, the Big Shot, the new Simply Scored Tool and the Milk Carton Sizzix Die!

Download the Tutorial Here!  And leave me a comment so I know what you thought of the project.
I'm also being featured on The Scrappin Mamma today!  This is so exciting!  This is my first time to be featured on another blog so I welcome you to visit all my posts and follow me online!

Thanks for looking!

Classes this weekend

I am so excited about the class I have coming up this weekend!  I hope you can join us!  We're going to make the beautiful Scored Rosette Wreath shown on page 6 of the new Holiday Mini Catalog.  This fabulous project is a 14" Fall Wreath that you can display in your home or office for the holidays.  It features the new Spice Cake Designer Series paper, Simply Scored Tool, Hand-Penned Holidays Stamp Set, Spice Cake Designer Buttons and more!
Sunday, September 18th, 1:00-4:00pm
You will learn how to make those fabulous scored rosettes that are everywhere in crafting today to assemble a wreath to adorn any wall of your home.

Bring adhesive, scissors, paper trimmer and scoring tool. All experience levels welcome.

Class fee $25/person or FREE only when you order the following through me:
- Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Item #122334, $29.95;
- Spice Cake Designer Series Paper, Item #124003, $10.95, includes two each of six double sided sheets of gorgeous autumn patterns;
- Spice Cake Designer Buttons, Item #124113, $7.95, includes four each of four colors that coordinate perfectly with the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper.

Class time 1:00-4:00pm, Sunday, September 18th.  Snacks and Fun will be provided!
Click Here to RSVP.

More cards from Crafting with Heart!

Here are some cards that Marie Costanza made at the Crafting with Heart card-making event on Saturday.  These were my favorite ones that she made.

Ink:  Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip

Stamps Used:  #120453 - Just Believe - clear mount $25.95, Retired Hostess Punch Bunch clear mount.
Ink: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point

Stamps Used:  #120453 - Just Believe - clear mount $25.95, Retired Hostess Set Punch Bunch clear mount.
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point

Ink: Basic Black, Calypso Coral
Hope you enjoyed our cards!  It's so fun to make them!

Crafting with Heart Cards!

Saturday was our monthly Crafting with Heart event to make cards for the elderly.  We gabbed and stamped and punched till we had 23 cards made by hand to deliver to the ones who need it most.  Here are some of our creations.  I'll share some more with you throughout this week.  Hope you like them!
Ink:  Old Olive, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede

Ink: Basic Black

New Holiday Mini Catalog Available today and new Classes!

Yeah!! Today is the start of the Holiday season for crafters!  The new Holiday Mini Catalog is available now.  Check it out Today!

I have several new classes created from products in this new catalog that you are going to love!

Christmas Card Workshop
Saturday, Sep 10th  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Central)

Complete 4 Christmas Cards in this workshop using supplies from the brand new Holiday Mini Catalog!

Class fee of $15/person includes supplies to create the cards (paper, embellishments, ink, embossing powder, glitter).  Place a $40 order at the class and get $10 back of your class fee towards your next class.

Fall Wreath Workshop
Sunday, Sep 18th  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Central)

Create a beautiful 3D wreath to celebrate the fall season! You will learn how to make those fabulous scored rosettes that are everywhere in crafting today to assemble a wreath to adorn any wall of your home. Bring adhesive, scissors, paper trimmer and scoring tool. All experience levels welcome.

Class fee $25/person.
Place a $40 order at the class and get $10 back of your class fee towards your next class.

Advent Calendar Class
Sunday, Oct 23th   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Central)
In this exciting class, you will complete an Advent Calendar for the holidays that you will use each and every year! A 13"x13" wooden frame is included in the class fee to display your fabulous creation. 3-dimensional popup doors hide secret messages to help you count the days to the magical holiday season! Bring scissors, adhesive, paper trimmer and pop dots. All experience levels welcome.

Class fee is $45/person.
Place a $40 order at the class and get $10 back of your class fee towards your next class.

Tax-Free Products from Stampin' Up!

The following items are tax-exempt during the Texas sales tax holiday beginning tonight at midnight throughout the weekend (8/19-8/20/2011):

Item NumberDescriptionPrice
1004252-Way Glue Pen3.50
100902 Dotto Refill6.50
101879 Watercolor Pencils (24)19.95
102845 Blender Pens (3)9.95
103179 Craft & Rubber Scissors 19.95
103305 Dotto 12.95
103579 Paper Snips 9.95
103683 Mini Glue Dots 4.95
104045 Anywhere Glue Sticks (2)3.95
104294 Sticky Strip6.95
104331 SNAIL Refill4.50
104332 SNAIL Adhesive6.95
104430 Stampin' Dimensionals 3.95
105021 Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen3.95
105394 Basic Black Stampin' Write Journaler 3.50
108360 Craft Scissors29.95
110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue3.95
Varies Stampin' Write Marker3.50
119700 Subtles Collection Stampin' Write Markers (10)28.95
119701 Regals Collection Stampin' Write Markers (10)28.95
119702 Brights Collection Stampin' Write Markers (10)28.95
119703 Neutrals Collection Stampin' Write Markers (8)22.95
119801 2010-2012 In Color Stampin' Write Markers (5)14.95
119802 Subtles Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons (10)16.95
119803 Regals Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons (10)16.95
119804 Brights Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons (10)16.95
119805 Neutrals Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons (10)16.95
120962 Stampin' Pastels24.95
123002 2011-2013 In Color Stampin' Write Markers (5)14.95

Click the Links on the product number to place your order online.

Get FREE Designer Series Paper!

Through the end of August, you can get a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper when you buy 3 packs!  That's exciting news!

New Stampin' Up! Hostess Benefits Program

Two words...Simple and Flexible!  That describes the new and exciting Stampin' Up! Hostess Benefits program.  Which gives you more options than ever before when you host or place an order for $150 or more.  That includes ONLINE ORDERS too!

It has two features, hostess dollars & 50% off items.


Hostess Dollars
  • Workshops or online orders that total $150 or more, will earn Hostess Reward Dollars
  • You can apply these Dollars to purchase exclusive hostess products (see pages 10-15 in the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog) or other catalog merchandise at full price
  • Stampin' Up! has discounted the price of hostess products to make your Hostess Dollars go farther
50% Off Item(s)
  • In addition to Hostess Dollars, workshops or online orders that total $400 or more, will have the opportunity to purchase any full-priced catalog item for 50% off! 
  • At $500 or more -  you'll get additional 50% off items!
  • Yes - you can choose anything in the catalog at half price, including stamp sets, accessories, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Color Caddy, Many Marvelous Markers and more (does not include MDS printed items)!
I'm so excited about this new program.  Plus - did you see the new hostess exclusive product selection?  They are all so fabulous, it's hard to decide what to get!

Feel free to EMAIL ME, if you have any questions about the new Hostess Benefits Program.

The Best Time to Join Stampin' Up for only $99!

$99 starter kit
Date:  July 1-31, 2011

Promotion Details:

Starting July 1st (noon, MT), you can join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator for only $99! This limited time Starter Kit--(valued at $185)--comes with the following high-quality products:
  • Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
  • Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
  • Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
  • Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
  • Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
  • Note Cards (20)
  • Clear-Mount Block C
  • Blender Pen (1)
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies
*Brand new to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

Download:  $99 Stampin' Up! Starter Kit Flyer

Plus, join in July and get a FREE Christmas Keepsake project kit--a $40 value! Imagine an afternoon spent chatting with friends while creating something beautiful--isn't that what Stampin' Up! is all about? But act now because this special kit is only available as part of this limited-time offer.  Click here to see Christmas Keepsake project kit contents

As an added bonus, first-time demonstrators can get two free months of Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) when they sign up during their first 21 days as a demonstrator. Subscribing to DBWS means having your own online store, blog, hostess portal, and much more!

Here is more information about joining Stampin' Up! and my fabulous team.  SO, what are you waiting for?

Join Stampin' Up! in July and get brand-new products, including the exclusive project kit--all for just $99! Download the starter paperwork now!  Click on the button below to go to my Stampin' Up! Website to sign up now!

New Catalog Available Today!!

Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog
(July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012)

View: 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog (flash file)
Download: 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog Stampin' Supplies (PDF)
Download: Wish List

Want a hard copy of your very own?
For only $10.00 (includes priority mailing)
Purchase a 2011/2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog

Happy Birthday Easel Card

Yeah!! I made an Easel Card!  This one is for a girl I work with in the office.  I love that it stands up on the desk for everyone to see.

I just got these new dies from Spellbinders and couldn't wait to use them on something stinkin' cute!  I used the Banner Basics Two and the Ribbon Banners die sets.  The tassels and sentiment banner are embossed and inked with Crumb cake ink.

Supplies:  Designer Series Paper (retired), Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and River Rock cardstock, Soft Suede classic ink, Crumb cake classic ink, Something to Celebrate Clear-Mount stamp set, Gallery Stamp set and scalloped oval punch, Rhinestones,Banner Basics Two and the Ribbon Banners die sets from Spellbinders and the BigShot.

Operation Write Home Blog Hop

Welcome to my contribution to the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop!  Here's my Missing You Card.  Hope you like it!

Supplies: Basic Grey Cardstock, Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, The Open Sea - Clear-Mount Stamp, Hodge Podge Happiness - Clear-Mount Stamp, Eyelets, Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink, Soft Suede Classic Ink, Not Quite Navy Classic Ink, Crumb Cake Class Ink, Sizzix Embossing Folder.

Now, Check out the next stop on the Blog Hop, Gerda, StampFairy.
Thanks for stopping by!

All Day Crop, Sat., May 28

Join us for a fun day of scrapbooking tomorrow, Saturday, May 28th from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. It's only $5/person. I'll have snacks and a small project for everyone. You also get the use of my stamps and tools!

I don't provide lunch but we can order in or you can bring your own.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and Mother's Day!  I did.  Jordan went to church with me and sat through service.  (This was a big one for him!)  Then, we had lunch at my favorite restaurant, Posado's Tex-Mex!  Yummy!  My husband went overboard and got me a beautiful James Avery bracelet with the birthstones of my two boys and some silver charms.

Here are some hand-made cards I made for my mother and sister-in-law.  Hope you like them as well.

Stamps: Fabulous Florets - Clear-Mount Stamp Set,   Something to Celebrate - Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Inks: Versamark, Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, More Mustard, Old Olive
Paper: Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Beyond the Garden Designer Paper, Glossy White cardstock
Accessories: Blending Marker, Black Embossing Powder
Flowers: 1) Stamp the largest outline flower with Versamark and emboss with black embossing powder.  2)Create a mask on a stickie note by stamping the same image with any color ink and cut it out very closely.  3)Place the mask over the embossed image.  Stamp the image again turned slightly and overlapping a piece of the mask.  Heat emboss this image. 4) Leaving the mask in place, stamp the smaller outline flower image overlapping a piece of the mask.  Heat emboss this image. 5) Using a Blending Marker, pick up color from More Mustard ink pad and color the centers of the flowers. 6) Using a Blending Marker, pick up color from Blushing Bride ink pad and color the rest of the flowers. 7) Cut out the flower grouping. 8) Stamp the solid stem image on whisper white with Old Olive ink and cut out.

Stamps: Fast & Fabulous - Clear-Mount Stamp Set 
Inks: Soft Suede, Blushing Bride
Paper: Blushing Bride, Always Artichoke, Beyond the Garden Designer Paper

Happy National Scrapbooking Month!

Howdy, MSC Fans!   May is National Scrapbooking Month! 

To celebrate Stampin' Up! is offering 30% a wide selection of scrapbooking products including 
You can download your copy of the new Summer Mini HERE or contact me to receive a copy in hand.   
To Order supplies, check out what's new, sign up for a class or workshop - View my Blog - Check Out My Website - Or E-Mail Me.   Shop online 24/7 and ship direct to you or contact me for more personal service.  My service doesn't stop once you place your order.  I am happy to help you sort your order, mount stamps, or answer any questions you may have. All you have to do is ask! 

Simple Easter Baskets

I got a Wild 'Hare' last night and decided to be the Easter Bunny for my office.  Talk about the last minute... It was at 10:30pm when I sat down to make them.  Good thing they are easy to make.  I made 12 and it took me about 2 hours.  Not too bad.

I am trying to use up a bunch of paper and stuff that I have in my stash.  On this project I used a 9x9 paper pack from The Angel Company called Genevieve and some random brads from American Crafts and Making Memories.  If I had started sooner, I would have inked the edges and used a decorative punch on the handle, etc.  Ah, but alas, I don't often work that way. LOL!

I used some paper moss for the grass in the baskets and punched tags using my scalloped oval punch from Stampin' Up.  Then, I filled them with those little chocolate eggs wrapped in decorative foil.  So cute!  Everyone at the office was surprised and loved them!

Here's how you make them:
  1. Cut a 6"x6" square of cardstock paper.  If you use light-weight printed paper, I would glue it to cardstock first to make it thicker.
  2. Score the paper at 2" and 4" in both directions on the paper so that you have a 9 square pattern.
  3. Then, cut vertically down to the 2" score line at 1", 2", 4" and 5" across the top of the paper.
  4. Turn the paper around to the bottom edge and repeat step 3.  Your paper should look like this with the dashed lines scored and the solid lines cut.
  5. Next, in the upper and lower squares in the center section of the paper, you are going to cut them into a triangle.  I marked the paper at 3" along the upper and lower edges of the paper and cut from that mark to the intersection of the 2" score line and the 2" cut line as shown here.
  6. Now, just fold all the score lines in and start assembling your basket by pulling in the 1" strips on either side of the triangle over to meet up with the point of the triangle.  Then, pull the outter strips in so that they are evenly across from each other.  You can glue them together if you want to keep them from slipping.  Then, punch a hole through all the layers with a Crop-O-Dile or a piercing tool.
  7. Insert a brad to hold them together.
  8. Cut a 1 1/2" x 6" strip for the handle and punch a hole on either end of the strip centered and about 1/2" from the edge.
  9. Insert the brads into the holes on the strip for the handle and spread the brad's prongs.
You're all done!!
I hope you like this project!  Now, go Make Something Cute!  And have a Happy Easter!


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