Saturday, April 18, 2009


Our precious granddaughter is one month old.
It's now time to leave Salisbury and move to Jasper so I can pamper Kendall, Kristin and David.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Top Note Card

Images © Stampin’ Up!

This card was created using the Stampin' Up! Top Note die. I folded the cardstock before I used the die to cut the Top Note. I then used a piece of patterned paper that was first run through the die and then trimmed along the perforations.

Stampin' Up! Products

  • Sizzix Top Note Die
  • Sale-A-Bration patterned paper
  • Polka Dot Punches and Thoughts and Prayers stamp sets
  • Five pedal star punch
  • Bashful Blue textured cardstock
  • Brilliant Blue stamp pad and cardstock
  • Brilliant Blue and Garden Green cardstock

Non Stampin' Up! Products

  • Spare Parts brad

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

My Baby Girl

Isn't she adorable!

This picture is Kristin and David holding her - the perfect family.

Stampin' Up! Mini Occasions

This is Stampin’ Up!’s current promotion April 1 - April 30.

Connect with family and friends when you make them beautiful cards and gifts using products from the Occasions Mini Catalog. From April 1-30, when you buy $40 in products from the Occasions Mini or host a workshop totaling $150 or more, you'll get one item from the "Under $10" page (p. 208) in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog--FREE!

I am running a special as well; please email for more details.

Click here to view catalog.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Easter Basket on a Budget

Simple, simple Easter basket on a budget

LESS THAN $1.00!

One small white lunch bag - 2 lb. size = $ .14
One sheet of cardstock = $. 23
Patterned paper = $.25
Scraps of cardstock and yarn
Colored brad = $ .05

I used the following Stampin' Up! products

  • Punches - Word Window, 5 Pedal Flower, Ticket Corner
  • Stampin' Pastels - for the watercolor look on the stamped image
  • Stampin' Write Marker

Other products

  • Die Cuts with a View patterned paper - Spring pack
  • House Mouse Stampabilities stamp
  • Spare parts brad
  • Happy Easter (brand unknown)

Basic Instructions

  • Base cardstock is cut 9" x 4 1/4"
  • Patterned paper is cut 7 3/4" x 4"
  • Using Window Word punch, punch out handle about 1/2" from the top on one piece of base cardstock. Place other piece of cardstock on top, matching up edges and punch.
  • Apply patterned paper to one piece of base cardstock - the back side of the bag is not decorated with patterned paper.
  • Fold bottom flaps of lunch bag to meet each other, the edges will not match up. Trim bag so top of bag doesn't come above handle punch. Apply tape adhesive to the side of the bag that is longer at the bottom and adhere to cardstock base. Turn over and apply adhesive to other side of of bag and adhere to other piece of cardstock.
  • Stamp and decorate

Saturday, April 4, 2009