Monday, August 31, 2009

Swaps, Swaps, Swaps...

You know the drill!! See you tomorrow...

by Jan Rodrian

by Amy Combs

by Emily Tull

by wmorgan (I just had an email address ~ not sure of the full name)

by Jackie Ordway

Sunday, August 30, 2009

More Swaps...

Here are more swaps ~ Thanks for stopping by!!

by Ruth Anne Lilley

by Dianne O'Connor

by Cherri Gustafson

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Hi, Ladies & Gentlemen...

Hold on to your hats!! I finally got downstairs in my room last night and took tons of pictures. I'll be posting lots & lots of swaps and I'll throw in some of my creations in the middle. My hope is that you'll find something to inspire you from all these wonderful stampers ~ I know I found lots to inspire me!! I'm not going to put recipes with all of these cards, but please feel free to ask me any questions you might have...


by Nancy Hall

by Vivian Potter

by Sharon House

by Beverlee Morales

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Sorry I've been MIA...I've been spending time with family, working on the Bible study I'm involved with, and I've done a couple of classes & swaps. I've got lots to share if I can just get pictures made and uploaded. Keep checking back!! I promise I'll be sharing something soon...


Friday, August 21, 2009

Another new product coming soon!!

Introducing Simply Adorned Charms...available September 1st in the Holiday Mini catalog! This is another new product that they showed us at Convention. It's jewelry, but it's also a stamped work of art. They're nickel-plated with tempered, beveled glass on the front side and flat glass on the back. They come in 3 sizes and there are 2 chain lengths you can buy, or just put it on ribbon. Best of all -- they have a hinge that lets you easily insert and change your custom artwork inserts.

Here are a few photos...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My Digital Studio ~ Coming Soon!!

I just wanted to share some photos from Convention that show some of the My Digital Studio end-products. Since Stampin' Up! announced that we were getting this software, I've been trying to think about how I would use it since I'm really not into Digital Scrapbooking...but I have to tell you, I'm really impressed and my mind is thinking of all the possibilities! I cannot wait to get my hands on this product. Apart from making cute photo cards, you can also design on the go without touching (and using up!) your supplies...before you ever touch a piece of cardstock you can know exactly what colors you're using as well as what embellishments you're going to use ~ that converts to little to no waste if your idea doesn't turn out just how you imagined it. Also the idea of doing photo books and calendars for gifts is I can make my Christmas cards, have them printed out, then add a button or some ribbon for some 3-d. Just imagine...Stampin' Up! stamps, paper, ribbon, punches, etc all digital!! Plus, the printer they've contracted with has calibrated their printers to match Stampin' Up! colors ~ a must if you're going to do hybrid projects! Another plus...this will be available for Mac or PC. Have I caught your interest yet??

Well, here are some photos from Convention that will show you a little better than I can describe. Please note that there is no ribbon or ink or anything on any of these's all just printed paper...take note how real the ribbon and everything looks!! Fantastic!!

Please let me know if you have any questions concerning this new product...

Friday, August 14, 2009

Wait until you see what I'm sharing today!!

OK...I know I've been gone but I have to share something that I'm really lovin' and is so fantastic you'll forgive me for being absent for so long!!

Have you ever purchased product from Stampin' Up! and it's sat and you're nervous about using it, so you let it sit a little more, and then you start thinking about it again, but then you get nervous again? Well, needless to say that's how I've felt about the Decor Elements vinyl we now carry. I've bought several but I've only played a little...mostly they've sat in their tubes and I worry about putting them on my walls because I'm worried they won't go on right or they won't look right when I get them up and there's no redoing them. But...I finally forced myself to use some I've had for a while. My boys' bathroom is done in dinosaurs...shower curtain, accessories, bath mat, etc. When SU! came out with the dinosaurs in the Decor Elements I knew they would just match perfect and look great. But I kept waiting, trying to decide how I was going to place them in the bathroom, worried that if I put them up too hastily then I would think of another way that I would've liked them better. I finally made myself get over that this week and I finally applied them...

There are 4 dinosaurs, 2 palm trees, and some grass. I placed 1 dinosaur and 1 tree with some grass over the commode, then placed the other 3 dinosaurs, the other tree, and the rest of the grass on the mirror.


Aren't they so cute!? Don't they look great!? And I don't feel like I need to do much else to their bathroom. I did purchase two navy frames from Ikea and I'm going to have each of the boys paint a dinosaur and I'm going to frame them and hang them above the dinosaurs that are above the commode. Trust me when I say this...You need to buy some NOW and just try them in one spot in your home!! They are so easy to apply and you will love them! Plus, when you get tired of them, you take them off without damaging the walls or mirrors (or anything else you find to put them on). Now I cannot wait to find another "perfect" spot for them in my home...and luckily I have a few I've already purchased ~ now I just need to get them on my walls!

So you want to check out all the designs and colors that we offer? Then check it out by clicking on the photo of the brochure below...

Also be sure to click on the link at the top of my right sidebar for the Limited Edition Growth Chart that is being offered. I'm ordering it and putting it in the hallway right outside the boys' bathroom and between their two rooms.

Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to ask my any questions about this fantastic line ~ the possibilities are endless!!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Oy! What was I thinking?

Sorry I haven't posted anything new since I've been back...I will be back to normal schedule in a couple of days! I got back from convention at almost 6:00 last night (Sunday evening) and had club tonight and I have another club tomorrow night and a 3rd one on Thursday night! Plus my son starts school tomorrow and the Bible Study I'm involved in starts tomorrow with a Craft Day to prep the children's ministry crafts! I have so many pictures to share ~ lots of great swaps!! Stay tuned for my posts to start sometime the next couple of days!!

Thanks for checking in!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Final Convention Swap

Here's the last one...I'll be back home later today!


Stamps: Falling Leaves
Paper: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango
Accessories: Soft Suede 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain ribbon, Big Shot, Texturz Plates Kit #4, Sponge Dauber (to ink edges of paper)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Hi from Covention!!!

Well, it actually ended today at 4:30 but it has been so completely crazy...running here, running there, grabbing a bite to eat, going back to class, swapping, meeting up with friends (including the Rising Stars from last year ~ Hi, Ladies, so good to see you all!), grabbing a few hours of sleep...CRAZY!! but worth it. It's been a great time and I just wanted to check in and share a few photos. Hope you like them...
Me and my downline Laura Lynn:
Main Stage:

Me and Karin on Awards Night walking across stage for the cruise to the Southern Carribean:

The Gathering Place ~ Sample Boards:

Sites from Downtown:

The Convention Center

Temple Square