Category Archives: class

Stamp A Stack Samples

Stamp A Stack Samples

I had a great time this weekend meeting with my local group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.   They are so talented and FUN!   I challenged them to come up with some “Manly” card samples this month.   I will take photos today of their works of art to share with you.

In the meantime, it is Stamp  A Stack week.   That means I am having classes where we will make a stack of cards.   If you are local, I hope you can attend!  (RSVP here.)

I apologize for this photo.  (Can I just say, it is time for a new phone!).  In any case, I hope you get the idea.  These are two of the cards we will be doing this week:

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Both of these cards are using sets that will be retiring soon!  (Chase Your Dreams and Crazy About You).   I know!  It breaks my heart too!  If you want to see/purchase any retiring items, you can find then all here.
Thanks for stopping by!


Card fit for a Rockette!

Card fit for a Rockette!

I once heard that the Rockettes are so uniform that they must be between 5’6″ and 5’10”.  So I am out!  Frankly, I would NEVER have been in–even if I was 3″ taller.   But the point of this (Pointe–get it?!) is that uniformity can sometimes be a good–even GREAT thing!  When you see dancers doing the exact same thing at the exact same time–it is beautiful!

Today, I had the chance to play with a new stamp set called Beautiful You.


This stamp set has fantastic greetings.  That is the first thing that drew me to it.   Obviously, a LOT of people have been drawn towards this set as it is all over Pinterest!

In any case, I loved the dance-y image in this set and thought it would make a great “kickline” picture.  Afterall, the dancers would be exactly the same height and be dancing exactly the same move.   So here is my kickline card:


(This also features the gorgeous paper, Falling In Love DSP)

SO–IF you have a friend who just became a Rockette, here is the card for you!   If you don’t, there are all sorts of other great cards you can make from this set.   Stay tuned for more from me this week.

In the meantime, I am having a Stamp A Stack for those of you who are local next WEDNESDAY night.  You can find the details and register here.  Here are a couple of the cards we will be making.


To purchase any supplies you see here, please visit my website here.

Thanks for stopping by.


September Stamp A Stack!

September Stamp A Stack!

It has been WAY too long!!  Life has been busy!!

But now it is time to get back to some stampin’!!

I have a class on the calendar for this week.   If you are local, I hope you can join me either Wednesday evening (7-9 pm) or Friday (10 am-noon) for my September Stamp A Stack.  Here is what we will be creating:


We will be making 3 each of these designs.   I have alternative greetings that will likely meet your card making needs.

Cost:  $25  (Please bring your adhesive and scissors).

(When you prepay (check or cash), you will get to make an extra card for a total of 10!)

RSVP here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Last call ! Shaker card class!

Last call !   Shaker card class!

Stampin’ Up! introduced a fantastic Shaker Card kit this year.  It was in high demand and I had to delay my class due to the back-order but I have the supplies (or will when Mr UPS shows up this afternoon) and am ready to go!

I hope you can make it: (Disclosure–that is NOT me in the video)


Looks like fun, right? Well–I am here to tell you it is! AND–they are not only fun to make but they are fun to receive! I hope you can join me to make these either this Sunday (Nov 22nd) OR Wed (Dec 2nd) I have just a few spots left.

The class is $30 and includes your kit which makes 18 cards! You will use my stamps and ink so no extra “stuff” to store at home.

RSVP here

If you can’t make either of the classes but you would like to buy a kit, you can do so here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Want to make these cards?

Want to make these cards?

Wow–what has happened to July?   It is half over!   I hope your summer is going swimmingly (see how I made that sappy pun there?!   I have teens—I love doing that!).  Mine is going well.  Thanks for asking!  I am a LITTLE behind, though on things I want/need to do.   How about you??

Ah well–here is something you can get checked off your list in just 2 hours (plus travel time):

Check this out:

Cottage greetings

So pretty!!   This is the new Cottage Greetings Kit from Stampin’ Up!   I am offering a class on July 30th where you can come and create these beautiful cards (click here for details ).  In just 2 hours, you will have completed 15 REALLY versatile, striking  cards!   I am offering a morning session (10-noon) or an evening session (7-9pm)–so you pick!  In fact, call your friend and see which one she wants to come to as well!

If you can’t make it, you certainly can order the kit here.  (*The stamps and ink are sold separately)

weekly deals

Did you remember that today is Tuesday??  That means there are new deals from Stampin’ Up!   Love this twine!   I am going to stock up on it!   Check out all the weekly deals here.

Okie dokie–off to get something–ANYthing crossed off my to do list!

Happy Tuesday to you!

Summer Card Class

Summer Card Class

It is TUESDAY!!  That means new weekly deals at Stampin’ Up!  The deals are better than before but there is a chance these products at this great price might sell out so don’t miss out.  You can see them all here.

There are also new items in the clearance rack today.  You can find them here.

Ok–Summer is OFFICIALLY here!!!   The kids are out of school,  It is 4th of July week!  It is hot—ok–not so much but I know it will come!

Time for some Summer Stampin’!!  Join me next week for a Summer Card Class.   This is what we are making:

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We are going to make 2 of each card so those of you who are more “collectors” of cards—and you know who you are! (wink!)–you can make one AND send one!   For those of you who just love sending all your cards–you are going to have 4 happy friends!

You can find the details on the class and RSVP for the one that fits your schedule best here.

DSP Worthy!

DSP Worthy!

SO much going on!  Who ever thought that summer was a kick-back and relax time of year was woefully mistaken.   Here is some of what is going on in my little corner of the world:


Come learn to make cupcakes AND cards next Wednesday night at the The Cake Bar in Franklin, MA.  The fine women of The Cake Bar are in charge of the cupcakes and I am in charge of the cards.  You will leave with 2 of each

You must register with The Cake Bar so call them right away to hold your spot!( 508)553-8700.

Monday, I had my new catalog Open House!   Here are some photos of the fun!   I have been having a ball creating with the new products in the catalog and had a bunch on display.   My guests made some projects featuring the remarkably large and gorgeous Delightfully Dahlia background stamp and the oh-so-trendy Bohemian Borders and Bohemian DSP.

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(Macrons courtesy of Trader Joe’s–Thanks, Joe!)

The good people at Stampin’ Up! do their very best to photograph the products we sell in their catalogs.  Sometimes, however, the photos just don’t REALLY represent how fantastic the goodies are.  This year, I feel like we have THE BEST designer series paper that we have ever had—and the photos just don’t do it justice.   I am not sure my photos are worthy either but I wanted to give you a glimpse at the GORGEOUS English Garden DSP and tell you my story:

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This 12 x 12 double sided paper is STUNNING!!   So stunning, in fact, you may be weary to cut it up and use it!!!   I don’t think  you are a true crafter if you haven’t had that thought, “but is this project worthy of using my favorite paper?!”.  Truth is, YES!!!  Use it up!!!  (I know where you can get more!).   It is PAPER, people!   Your project IS worthy of it!  And the recipient of the project–even worthier!

I wanted to thank a friend of mine for —really–everything!  She is always there to help out and/or brighten a day.  You must have a friend like that.  I hope you do, anyhow.  I recently got her a litle something (socks–don’t ask!) and needed to package them up (because without pretty packaging–socks are sort of a stupid gift!).   I pulled out our new Gift Bag Punch Board and –yes–THIS DSP and made this:

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(The ribbon is retired Hello Honey Satin Ribbon).

Here is a close up of the bag:

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And I had enough DSP left over to add some to the card.   My friend is ALSO worthy of using the Expressions Natural Elements.   These little gems can be altered or used just as they are right out of the package.  I like using “green glue” (Tombo Multi Purpose Glue) to adhere them as it is easy and reliable to hold 3-D items like this.

blog june17.4Here is hoping that you have a friend worthy of your prettiest paper~!  Go make them something!!

Other supplies used:

Crazy About You, Honeycomb EF, Big Shot

Feel free to contact me if I can help you out with anything!!

Cupcakes (REAL ones) & Cards


It has been a busy week filled with frosting!  So much that I am taking a break from cake….at least for the day.  My little family of 4 celebrate 4 birthdays (that is right!) in 6 days.  The frosting fest is officially over.  In fact, it ended early this year as the final birthday girl decided she did NOT want cake but instead, opted for Monkey Bread.   I knew we couldn’t finish a whole Monkey Bread on our own and it really only is perfect when warm so we wouldn’t want to save it.  SO– I made Monkey  Muffins!  Huge hit and perfect size.  Let me know if you want the recipe.

That said, I will be wanting more cake in a few days —Who doesn’t like cupcakes?!   Well, I have teamed up with the fabulous ladies at The Cake Bar in Franklin for a Cupcakes & Cards Class.   Guests will be making 2 cupcakes AND 2 cupcake cards!  What a great way to celebrate the end of the school year, the beginning of summer, or frankly, Wednesday!   You don’t even have to share the cupcakes if you don’t want to.  No judgement!  Check out the cards we are making and reserve your spot!!

blog june 10cupcakeYou must register with The Cake Bar to hold your spot.  They can be reached at (508)553-8700.

Looking forward to it!

Sharing the Fun!

Sharing the Fun!

new catalog

It is official!  The “old” catalog is HIS-TOE-RY!   It is all about the “new” catalog now!  And there is SO much to be excited about in this book!

New catalog spoiler alert!:   It ends with THE best stamp set to have graced the pages of any Stampin’ Up! Catalog –ever!!

Not kidding!!  Sprinkles of Life is a 22 piece hhotopolymer stamp set that you can use for nearly any occassion.  What is better?   It has a matching PUNCH, Tree Builder!!!!  I know!!!  And it is on THE very LAST page of the Stampin’ Up! Catalog.  And do you know why?   That is where Stampin’ Up! features their Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set.  With each stamp set a customer buys, Stampin’ Up! will donate $3 towards the RMHC.  And this year, I predict they will be donating a BOATLOAD of money as this set is the best!!  Not kidding!  Here it is:

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And here is the punch:

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Want to try these out?   I am hosting a New Catalog Open House on June 15th where you will get to make a project using these.  Click here for details and to RSVP (Please note this is not my BOGO sale–that will happen in August this year.).  I will have lots of samples to show you, some make and take projects for you AND , if you haven’t already gotten your catalog, you can pick it up at the Open House.  (Note, there is a morning session and evening session for your convenience).

Ok, it is Birthday Week in this house (more on that later) and I have got to get going.

Later, Gator!

Free Shipping—What is better than FREE?!?

Free Shipping—What is better than FREE?!?

What a day this is going to be!  I heard some BIRDS this morning—they are BACK!  AND–some of my grass is showing—NOT just that over the septic tank!  AND Stampin’ Up! just announced free shipping from April 6-10th!  That is next week, people!

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I will fill you in when I have more details but the bottom line is that free shipping is FREE shipping!   And FREE is always good!

If you are a customer, it is a good time for you.  If you are demonstrator in “pending” , it is  a GREAT time for you!  You will not only get your discount BUT free shipping too!!!  You do the math!

Ok–on that note, check this out:

hoorayRecognize this?  It is from the Occasions catalog and I am featuring it in a class on April 28th!   You will be making a bunch–like 20 cards!   Love these cards and I think you will too!  Check out the details here.  RSVP and prepayment required so I can order the details.  Don’t delay!