Saturday, January 30, 2010

My new purse!

I finally finished my rag quilt purse today. I am not a person who sews by any stretch of the imagination, but it is done. My wonderful, fabulous Aunt Patty did the majority of the sewing and I just finished the straps and attached them. I chose to not add the flap closure strap and button for this one. I can always go back and add it later. I really loved this fabric. I am thinking I might have to get more before it is gone. Tell me what you think. We (My Aunt and I) will be selling these if anyone is interested. Please email me for more information.

This purse pattern was created by Angie Juda. You can check out her fabulous blog here.

I am off to create another purse...this one is made out of card stock! Wait until you see it!

Happy Stampin'

Friday, January 22, 2010


This is what happens when ribbon and ink meets. We have been cleaning out our basement to prep it to finish it later this year and I came across some very old Stampin' Up! supplies. The ink leaked on some ivory satin ribbon. I actually think it is pretty and I saved it for use later. I just had to show everyone! My upline (the fabulous Sue Brummer) has always taught me to save everything and I do!


New Felt Flowers

As a reward/incentive to being Certified for the My Digital Studio, Stampin' Up! gave everyone who completed the tests these adorable felt flowers. They are in the 2010 Occasions Mini catalog. You can click on the image in my side bar and view them now. I was hoarding them (because they are so cute!) and decided that I needed to create something. I had purchased a clear plastic business card holder from Staples a while ago and decided to jazz it up. It took all of 3 minutes to come together. I love it! The picture is a little fuzzy, but you get the gist. I used some scrap Old Olive 5/8 grosgrain ribbon and layer 2 flowers and a leaf and TA-DAH! I think it is cute and it makes me smile to look at it. Please leave a comment and tell me what you think!

I'm baaacck! Did you miss me?

I'm back after 2 rounds of stomach flu! I am praying that we are finally done with it. Here are some of the things I was up to while caring for my family and recovering myself.

I was blessed with 2 nice cabinets for storing all my Stampin' Stuff! Thank you Sue Brummer! You are an awesome upline! I have officially taken over my dining room for now. I am hoping that next year I will be able to move into my own room. I am planning on making some cute curtains to cover the shelves so that when company comes over it looks better. I feel very organized and much more productive. Plus, I like looking everything so nice and neat. It makes me feel good! :)

Here is a card that we made at Club on Thursday. It is really cute and simple. If you are interested in joining my Stamp Club or want more info, please contact me.

I used Pretty in Pink, Real Red and Whisper White Cardstock. I added texture using my Big Shot and a polka dot texture plate. I can't wait to get my polka dot texture folder. The new embossing folder is in the new 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog. Please check out my side bar for more info. I used a Sweet Treat cup and the new Something Sweet stamp set, also from the 2010 Occasions Mini. I used the clear mount set. I LOVE these new clear blocks. They are so easy to store and use! You can check them out on my side bar as well. They are in the new 2010 Occasions Mini.

More to come...

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Baby Card

My darling husband came home and said that he needed a card for his boss because she just had a baby. I had no idea what to make and had no "baby" stamp sets. I am a fairly new demonstrator and "baby" sets are not my top priority. After about 5 minutes I came up with this quick and easy card. I used Baja Breeze, Kraft and Very Vanilla cardstock. The image is from Fun and Fast notes stamp set that I got in my starter kit. (Hooray for SU!). I used retired DSP paper that the name escapes me right now. I thought it turned out pretty cute. Tell me what you think by leaving a comment after this post. Not too bad with no time to think. Next time I will use "baby" images from My Digital Studio. I just thought of that as I was typing this post. My Digital Studio has a TON of stamp sets that I do not own right now.

Have a great day!

January 2010 Stamp Camp Sneak Peek

We will be making these cards and more at Stamp Camp on January 9 and 11th. There are still spaces availble if you want to sign up. This is also available as a "On the Go" kit as well. The cost of Stamp Camp is $10 for 6 projects. Please email me if you would like to sign up for Stamp Camp or purchase the "On the Go" kit.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I am so blessed to have a great group of stampin' friends and family. I am looking forward to what the Lord is going to do in 2010!

I will be posting photos of my new stamp area soon as well as Valentine's projects. I have been busy stamping, cleaning and organizing!

Have a super day!