Sunday, April 13, 2014

April Salvation Army Crop & Debbie Macomber

This weekend I went to the Salvation Army crop and had so much fun.

I started out on Friday setting up my table and one of my favorite things was the twig tree!

I have had a twig tree previously in my foyer in 2010.  I found it finally, I wanted to compare.

Below is the one that I made for my display this week, I was inspired by Becky Roberts who inspires me all the time.  I added the spring banner and everyone loved it.  Thanks Becky for your inspiration.  I wrapped the antique spool with our burlap ribbon and then tied a coastal cabana ruffled ribbon around it.  Punched out flowers and glued to each other and used glue dots to attach to twig.  My friend June loaned me to spool and picked up twigs for me.  What a friend. 

 My class was pocket card scrapbooking. Xio and Bonnie loved the quick and easy way to make the pocket cards.

Here is a sample!

My favorite card on the page is below.

On Saturday my friend June and I took a break from the crop and went to Debbie Macomber's book signing for her newest  book Blossom Street Brides.  Debbie is my favorite author, she is so down to earth.  What a fun day.

Here is a picture of my friend June with Debbie.

What a great weekend.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Weekly Deals 4/8/14 - 4/14/14 & Just Because

Just Because

Do you ever buy a stamp set because you like just one stamp?  Well that is that way I felt about A Dozen Thoughts. I have seen some really cute cards using the Just Because stamp.  I finally purchased it and now I see a lot of potential in the rest of the set. 

This is a "case" from Chris Kolly, I like the clean lines she has on a lot of her cards.  But there is a story here.  This is the card Chris made and I was going to use it for one of my Stamp a Stack class last week.
 I used the Petite Petals in a card I made at the library on Tuesday and I was prepping for my class on Wednesday night and could not find this stamp set. I looked high and low for it and was so frustrated.  So I decided to use the punch only and use Regarding Dahlias for the center and punched it out with Itty Bitty Shapes flower punch (my favorite which is on the weekly deal this week :).  So I finished prepping and packed up my bag and went to bed.

Next morning I was packing the car and guess what my stamp sets and my pearls had fallen underneath the front seat.  UGGGG, how frustrating.  I took them into class just in case they wanted to use them and they decided they liked the solid punched flowers along with the rhinestones that I had substituted.  So it was all good but so frustrating.  Here is my finished product.  Thank you Chris, for your inspiration.

On another note that splatter on the right was to cover a mark I had made but the girls did the same thing because they liked the look. 

It is all good, in the end my customers saw two ways to make it their own and I made it work when in a pinch.

This card was one of the cards we made in my Stamp a Stack card class.  I offer this class the first Thursday of the month at Rock Ridge Clubhouse.  At this class you make 10 cards using 2 designs (5 each) for $21.00.
The class starts at 10am.  If you are interested in taking this class be sure to let me know in advance so I can prepare for you. 

Have a great week!  Blessings!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

UPcoming Events-

APR 3  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern ) Spring Stamp a Stack Card making class
Rockridge Club House-
You will be making 10 quick simple cards with 2 designs 5 cards each.  This class was a favorite last month so I decided to repeat it.
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Class fee is $21.00 in advance.
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APR 7  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern ) Easter Card Class  My place-
We will be making Easter Cards and goody boxes.  We are starting at the beginning of the month so you get a head start on your Easter celebrations. Email me to reserve your spot.  Class fee - $15.00
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APR 11 and 12th (Fri 3-10 - Sat 9-10) Salvation Army Crop
Pocket Cards Scrapbooking (Project Life Style)
I got this idea from Connie Collins on   This is the project you will be making for $15.00 RSVP today so I can order supplies for you.

APR 14  2:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern ) Sassy Stampers Stamp Club Judy's place-
I am excited to get my first Vero Beach Stamp club organized.  We will be meeting on the 2nd Monday at 2:15pm if you are interested in joining us let me know.  Also if you have 5 friends and yourself and you would like to meet on a monthly basis and take turns being the hostess just let me know and we can get you on my calendar.  We will be making 3 projects each month.
APR 15  9:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Eastern ) Stamp of the Month Stamp of the month:
Each month you will get a clear stamp set and a card sample using that set.  The cost is $28.00

Why join***?
  • No meeting dates - no driving - no time out of your busy schedules
    Free full card ideas for every featured stamp set
    You choose the time you want to stamp
    No decision-making needed
    Let the fun begin, look forward to a fun package in your mailbox each month

    If you already have the set or don't like the set then you may choose another stamp set at that price point.

April-Starburst Sayings 

May- Geometrical

Next months to be announced.

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APR 21  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern ) Big Shot Class My place-
I use my big shot almost every time I stamp, in one way or another.  I love to use my embossing folders and it makes quick work for cutting shapes.  I love the dies and framelits.  Bring your big shot and clear plates and platform and extra cardstock.  I will have projects for you do make as well as the opportunity for you to test drive some of dies and embossing folders to see which ones you like before you purchase.   Class fee $15.00 in advance
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Thanks for stopping by, have a blessed day!


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Weekly Deals ~ MDS Baby Scrapbook

Last week I worked on some scrapbook pages for my nephew's new baby girl Marley.  What fun I had using MDS (My Digital Studio).  If you want a quick and easy way to make a scrapbook, check it out here and get your 30 day free trial from my website.

Marley has the (Happi Tree) nursery set in her room.  Lots of owls, so I thought this would work for the cover page.

1st page-

2nd page-

3rd page-

4th page-
Just a little glimpse of how cute it can be and how easy.  I think it took me about an hour to pull the pictures into the program and create these pages.  I love that we have ribbons, punches, brads, buttons and stamp sets just like in our catalog.

You might recognize the designer paper from the Sale a bration free packet that I earned during SAB last month.

By the way the owls on the cover page was the owl punch so I could color each piece any color or designer paper that I wanted to.  So cool.  There are great tutorials at check it out for yourself and then go to my website and download a free 30 day trial.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

SALE A BRATION coming to a close- last day Monday 3/31/14

Time is running out, be sure to get your order in time to get free products through this Sale-a-bration promotion.  If you want to order on line between now and Monday 3/31/14 use the hostess code 673AY37S  Click HERE to download SAB catalog. Your order will be shipped directly to you.

Remember if your order comes to $150 don't use the hostess code because you will be your own hostess with $25 in free products.  If your order comes to $300 you get an extra $30 in hostess products besides the $50 you already earned plus a free SAB product for each $50.  What a win win for you.  

But wait there is more, join my team with Stampin' Up! and you get to choose $150 worth of products for only $99.00.  When you are a Stampin' UP! demonstrator you get a 20% discount every day.  

Paper Pumpkin Special ends 3/31/14
Join from now through Monday 3/31/14 and get a free set of incolor markers.  

 Check out the My Paper Pumpkin promotion HERE!  Don't forget to choose me as your demonstrator if you do not already have a demonstrator.  

Guest stamper Susan Walton

Today I have a special guest stamper.  Susan offered this card for her shoebox swap at the library yesterday.  I love her card!  Thanks Susan for sharing with us. 

Thanks for stopping by!