Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sneak Preview - Sale-A-Bration

Exciting news - take a sneak peak at the Sale-A-Bration and Mini Occasions Catalog.

Be sure to check out the new stamp design by Stampin' Up!. You now have the option of having you rubber stamps available for clear mounting. The new design not only saves you an average of $5 per stamp set but the new storage design is fantastic. The dvd case design is great. Please check out the catalog and see for yourself.

Sale-A-Bration is here. For every $50 purchase you will receive a stamp set, punch or Designer Series Paper pad. You are not limited to the items in the Sale-A-Bration brochure, check out the inside back cover for stamp sets you can choose from in the big catalog.

The clear mount design isn't the only new look of Stampin' Up! Check out the new punch design in the Mini-Occasions catalog.

Pick up copies of these catalogs from me anytime. Just call or email.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Year's Resolution - Matthew 22:39

Matthew 22:39 ...... Love your neighbor as yourself.

Please join me and make my New Year's Resolution's your New Year's Resolution.

Respect the lives of your neighbor and drive safer. Turn off your cell phone while driving.

  • Your cell phone call to Aunt Judy can wait. She will just have to understand that you are busy keeping an eye on the road and will call her back.

  • Your email can wait – unless you are God, it isn’t important enough to endanger the lives of your neighbor.

Think of your neighbor first, drive safer and turn off your cell phone while you are driving. And "peeking" to see who sent you an email or called is a distraction. NO cell phone usage, period.

How long will this resolution last? It should be a permanent commitment to God. You are NOT important enough to endanger the lives of those around you!

Please leave a comment if you are making this your New Year's Resolution.

I personally will make a post "if" I personally fail in my commitment to Love my Neighbor!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Mojo Monday - December 28, 2009

Want a challenge? - check out Mojo Monday

Santa gave me a new camera and photo box to capture better pictures of my cards. I had to return the photo box because the camera stand was missing. Once I get it a replacement and learn how to use various software programs, I hope my pictures look more professional.

I love the added dimensions to this card. I used three different embossing folders and the Stampin' Up! Big Bold Cupcake and Movers and Shapers Modern Label die. I also used Stampin' Up! Modern Label and Word Window punches. My color scheme was Stampin' Up! Night of Navy, Really Rust and So Saffron cardstock.

Sunday, December 27, 2009


S- Stampin'
O - on
S - Saturdays

Join in on the fun starting Saturday, January 9 at 10:00 am

Stampin' Up! Card Workshops

No Experience Required

Learn a new technique every Saturday

Email me for more details

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

First United Methodist Church - Classes begin soon

Change up the stamp set sentiment to create different cards. Free instructions below. I got my inspiration from a card created by Terry0926 at Splitcoaststampers, see her card here.

Stampin’ Up! Products

  • Very Vanilla and Bordering Blue cardstock
  • Bella Bleu DSP (Designer Series Paper)
  • Bordering Blue ink
  • Very Vanilla 1/4” grosgrain ribbon (12”)
  • Sincere Salutations and On Your Birthday stamp sets

Layers – working up from card base

  • Card base - Very Vanilla 5 1/2” x 4 1/4” and Bordering Blue 5 1/4” x 4”
  • Very Vanilla 4 1/8” x 3 5/8”, Bordering Blue 4” x 3 1/2” and DSP 3 7/8” x 3 3/8”
  • Bordering Blue 2 7/8” x 1 7/8” and DSP 2 3/4” x 1 3/4”
  • Bordering Blue 1 5/8” x 3 1/8” and Very Vanilla 1 1/2” x 3” - This is the stamp image area

For the extra empty place created by a smaller stamped image, I added embellishments made with the Stampin' Up! Trio Flower punch.

Classes are being offered at the First United Methodist Church in Jasper - Wednesday Night Live. My classes begin on Wednesday, January 6. This will be one of six creations made in my class. Email me for more details.

Can't make it Wednesday nights, I will be doing the same class in my home beginning Saturday, January 9 - Join my SOS Class. SOS = Stamping on Saturdays

Supply list
102630 - Bordering Blue cardstock
102265 - Bordering Blue Stampin Pad
113974 - Designer Series Paper - Bella Bleu
101650 - Very Vanilla cardstock
115068 - Sincere Salutations stamp set
111664 - On Your Birthday stamp set
107300 - Very Vanilla envelopes

Start stamping today for under $60* (with the Sincere Salutations stamp set).

Order the supplies after January 4 and you will receive a free stamp set, designer series paper, or paper punch from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

Better yet....If you order the cardstock needed for the projects above, pattern paper (DSP), stamp pad, one stamp set and envelopes, you will receive the 1/4" grosgrain ribbon needed for creating these cards from me at no extra charge.

The free items in this offer are valued over $20. This special offer from me will end on January 15.

*before S&H and tax

Our Baby Girl Kendall

Just keep Kendall in your prayers. She has to have a heart monitor test today and head scan on Monday. Nothing serious.....just keep her in your prayers.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Mojo Monday Challenge - December 21, 2009

I created this card using the Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio. This is the digital picture.

This is the actual card...
Images © Stampin’ Up!

Stampin' Up! products
  • Merry Moments DSP - Old Olive
  • Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Real Red and Old Olive cardstock
  • Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
  • Chocolate Chip ink
  • Baroque Motifs stamp set
Take the challenge, visit Mojo Monday every Monday for a new card sketch. Join in on the fun and create a card.
Interested in learning how easy it is to create this and many other cards? Email me.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas, a time of joy....

I had lunch today with a special friend and her mother. What an awesome relationship my friend has with her mother. I am blessed to have this special friend in my life and was honored to share a little Christmas with "Mom".

Christmas is a time of so much joy - celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas is a time of sorrow - wishing you had just ONE more day with a loved one.

I am reminded of this poem I read a few years after my mother passed away. My mother had polio and was confined to a wheelchair most of her life. The true blessing today is that my mother is walking with Jesus today.

My First Christmas in Heaven

I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below
With tiny lights, like Heaven's stars, reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away the tear
For I am spending Christmas with Jesus this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear
But the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir up here.

I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring,
For it is beyond description, to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart
But I am not so far away, we really aren't apart.
So be happy for me, dear ones, you know I hold you dear.
And be glad I'm spending Christmas with Jesus this year.

I sent you each a special gift, from my heavenly home above.
I sent you each a memory of my undying love.
After all, love is a gift more precious than pure gold
It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do
For I can't count the blessing or love he has for each of you.
So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear
Remember, I am spending Christmas with Jesus this year.

~author unknown

I miss you Mom!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mojo Monday Challenge - December 7, 2009

Mojo Monday Sketch
My Entry

I love the Mojo Monday challenge. I started creating my entry by using the Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio program.

This card was created with the following Stampin' Up! products:
  • Dasher stamp
  • Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Real Red cardstock
  • Simply Scrappin' Christmas Jingle and Merry Moments DSP
  • Jumbo Snowflake hand punch
  • Chocolate Chip ink
  • Mini-glue dots
Other products
  • Brad
  • Brown satin ribbon
  • Circle and scallop circle dies
Take the challenge, visit Mojo Monday every Monday for a new card sketch. Join in on the fun and create a card.

I have asked Santa for a display for taking pictures of my cards.
This is the digital layout using the Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio
*hint, hint - I love comments

Thursday, December 3, 2009

She is so precious

My baby girl is crawling and without her grandmother there with her. The video is grainy .... but who cares!!