Friday, July 31, 2009

Stamp Class Planned!

I am having a stamp class! The cost will be $12 per person and will be held in Shrewsbury, PA. You will need to contact me by the 26th of August if you plan to attend. The cost is non-refundable, but pre-cut kits will be available by mail if you can't attend. There will be an additional $3 charge if I need to ship it. I cannot pre-stamp, so you will have to substitute if you don't have a particular stamp set. Here are pictures of our August projects. I will have catalogs available and you may place an order if you wish. With a $50 order, you will receive a refund on your class fee. I can't wait to see you all! Call me @ 717-683-2162 to sign up. OR send an email to with your contact info. Have a great day!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Paging Michelle.......

Michelle, I sent you emails and haven't heard from you. You were the winner of blog candy, but if I haven't heard from you with your shipping address by tomorrow @ 9 AM, I will be giving it to the next lady in line. I need to get this stuff out, and can't without addresses. I'll be waiting to hear from you. Thanks and have a good night!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Samples for Sherrill

I have been busy creating my 20 samples for Sherrill Graff. I took them along to the market last weekend and my 5 yr old helped to cut them all out and glitter them and assemble. She loves to help! She may be my 1st recruit! I even got my mom to help when she saw the Big Shot. I decided to go with a variation of the original card. I used the new Rich Razzleberry cardstock and Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper. The background is Baroque Motif swirly in Old Olive, Ribbon is Rich Razzleberry, I used the Birds and leaves Bigz die and the Boho Blossom punch. The center is a rhinestone brad. I love these colors! I found out later that my upline, Rebekah Jensen, used the same color scheme for her samples!
Well I have to work again today, so I will cut this short. The Blog Tour is over, but, hopefully, you will all keep coming back for more ideas. Share some with me sometime too. Thanks!

The winners are......

Random drawing for the Circle Circus stamp~

Cristybug said...
What great projects! Thanks for sharing.
#50 comment~

Michele said...
I love the vellum added to the cards. It gives them such an elegant look.

We are only 4 posts away from the #100 mark where someone LUCKY will receive a pack of DSP for FREE!

Thanks to all who took advantage of the $20 FREE merchandise offer! There is still time if anyone else wants in on it. I will be sending the order on Friday night.

Thank you to everyone who rode the tour! Without you, it wouldn't be possible. And thanks to all the ladies who worked hard to set it up and keep it going smoothly. We all appreciate your hard work and long hours.

A special thanks goes to Heather Wright-Porto who has worked extra hard and stayed up WAY past her bedtime on many occasions to help a lot of us get ready for this tour! She is due with her 2nd child as we speak! Blessings to you Heather! We all want to meet Luke when he arrives.

Another special thanks goes to Michelle Laycock who designed all my graphics so I could show them off to you all. I really love the look and I got so many comments about them. Thanks Michelle! You should all check out her site!

It's been fun meeting you all, now let's all go create!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Royal Blog Tour

Hi all! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying the tour. Be sure to sign up for email updates or bookmark my blog for reference later.

I am featuring the Music Expressions stamp set. First is a 12 x 12 scrapbook page with some of my wedding photos. Then we have a black/white music recital invitation on vellum.
Lastly, there is a lovely distressed card.
This stamp set can be so elegant on black/white or 'old' with the distressed look. Everything is 100% SU products. I hope you have found a ton of inspiration in this tour! Be sure to send your friends over!
I am offering Blog candy to 3 lucky winners! I will give away a free Circle Circus stamp set to one lucky non-SU demo who: leaves a comment with email info (random). The 50th person to leave a comment (with email info) will receive a sampler of all 6 new In-color ribbons ~ 1 yd each. The 100th person to leave a comment (with email info) will receive a free pack of retired DSP, and anyone placing an order of $50 will receive an extra $20 of free merchandise (your choice) from me! Remember to leave your comment and contact info! You may email it to me if you don't feel comfortable leaving it in public view. Don't forget that there are 4 tours, but you have 3 days to ride them all. I will not be changing my post until after the tour is ended. Now, on to your next stop. Goodbye!

The Royal Blog Tour is three days long, and you'll be happy it is! There are four tours - a total of 80 fabulous blogs! But wait - there's more! Blog Candy, Blog Candy, and more Blog Candy. Over 50% of the blogs on this tour are offering Blog Candy!!!!! Check the Princess list on launch day. Every name with an asterisk next to it is offering blog candy. That's not all! The Royal Blog Tour Home Page is offering their own Blog Candy. And it is -- a Big Shot Die Cut Machine!!!! Honestly - you don't want to miss this tour!
This drawing is open to all countries represented by Princesses in this tour, including Canada and Australia!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Today is going to be busy, but I'm hoping to get some stamping done. I have 4 days to get my samples saved as a draft for the blog tour. I sent my FLOOD SWAP cards yesterday and the monthly swap to Cathy Bell also, so I will share them in a few days. Here is a desk set I made for a friend with retired DSP.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Favorite Christmas stamp

I haven't had a chance to stamp for a few days so I'm going through pictures. I found one that I made for Christmas last year. I used the Family from the Holy Tryptich set. I love the elegance of this set. It is embossed in gold on vellum and I sewed the lace on for added effect. The star brads are not SU.

I didn't take a picture, but my box arrived from Sherrill Graff today! I was very excited. I can't wait to get started. The Cottage Wall DSP is even more beautiful up close than you can imagine! Hopefully I can get the cards finished and ready to send by next week this time. Have a good night!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Pen Pal Excursion

A few weeks ago, I met my penpal in person for the first time since we began writing about 13 yrs ago. We only had a couple hours together, but it was a lot of fun! Our kids played like they've been best buddies since birth. The plan was to visit Cherry Crest Farm in Lancaster County, PA, but it rained. So, we opted for the Hands-On-House at Landis Valley instead. Here are some pictures.
Noah's raccoon puppet.

Farmer Ericson & Farmer Jonathan picking corn.

Miss Hannah and Pirate Ericson.

Gramma and the gang.

Heidi as a cashier.

Jamie Baker with a plaid look.

The grown-up version of John Ericson Baker.

Ginger grocery shopping.

Ginger gathering & packaging eggs to sell.

Devon building a model car.

Galen, Ericson, & Noah playing with model cars.

The whole group!
Thanks Paul & Bethany for bringing your family up here! I hope we can meet again sometime.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Must see~ HILARIOUS!!!!!

Check out the man-made card! I think our tools are not quite as complicated but this is so funny!


I have not been home and so I didn't get pics posted of the penpal excursion yet. I will get there, I promise!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

My new blog look!

The graphics are finished and installed. Thank you Michelle & Heather!!!!! I really love it!

I will post some pictures tomorrow from our trip to the Hands-On-House in Lancaster County, PA. We went there with my penpal, Bethany, and her family from TX.

Recipe 6x6 swap

I joined a 6x6 recipe swap and we are doing one page every 2 months. This was my first submission for Sweets & Desserts. My recipe was Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings. I used the Washington Apple DSP and embossed apples in red. Then I printed and mounted my recipe on Bashful Blue CS and embellished with apple cores, swirly, and flower with a clear rhinestone brad. The cores were made using the round tab punch. One from each~ Certainly Celery, Riding Hood Red, and Confetti White. Tear the rounded ends off of the celery and red ones, then adhere them to the round ends of the Confetti white. Use a black Stampin' Write marker to make seeds. I actually forgot to make stems, but it looks OK I think. Pop them up with dimensionals. I CASE'd this idea from Debi Post, a former SU demonstrator from VA. Thank you Debi! Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My order is done!

Michelle Laycock emailed me yesterday with drafts and we got it decided. Now when Heather gets time she will install it and I'll have a brand-new looking blog! I can't wait to share it with all of you. She did an AWESOME job!

Be sure to stop back from July 26th - 28th for the Royal Blog Tour. I will be offering Blog Candy!But there are requirements for you to complete first. It will be a fun time and you will see so many great things. You DON'T want to miss it!


Sunday, July 5, 2009

VBS Projects

Here are some of the projects from VBS. The kids absolutely loved them! It really wasn't complicated so they pretty much did them on their own. The craft stamp pads were messy though! I loved how the little clipboard turned out! I found the giraffe picture on Google. The boys didn't want ribbons tied to the top of theirs though because that's girl stuff! And the Post-it notes on the zebra had to be replaced because they were all falling apart. I also have about 18 little tote bags left to return to Michael's because a lot of kids were on vacation or sick and didn't make it many nights. Well, have a great night!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

Good Morning everyone! Happy Fourth of July weekend! I am very excited to announce that our blog tour is only a few weeks away and the team is hoping to bring you a fantastic tour of creativity and fun! If you haven't signed up to ride the tour yet, you should stop by the blog as we have posted some fantastic interviews of some of your favorite stampers! There will be more to come and lots of surprises, so make sure you sign up to follow the blog today!


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Winged Creatures Swap

This was my submission for a 'Winged Creatures swap'. Unfortunately it is lost in the mail somewhere, so no one may ever see them again. I used Basic Black, Bermuda Bay , and Whisper White. I really love the new in-colors! I am working on more swap stuff today so I will probably share tomorrow. Have a great day!


SU Announcement

Today is the day for the new catalog to be released! I will get links posted as soon as they are live (and I figure it out)! In the meantime, you can click on my SU website and download a copy there. Shoot me an email and I will be happy to send you a 'hardcopy' in the mail. SU also has 'Deal of the week' going on! This week is the scallop-edge punch for $10.99 (reg. $15.95) ! That is a great deal! Contact me to order one and make sure you take advantage of this deal for Christmas gifts! Starting July 15th you will be able to get the SU starter kit for $87, so don't you want to join my team? I have a great upline who is a big help with ideas and stuff I haven't figured out yet. We could have a lot of fun together! You can sign up online, just ask me how.

Here is a manly card using the papers from Sale-a-bration that I got FREE! SU is so charitable and giving stuff away all the time!

One more thing- Make sure to visit my blog from July 26th-28th when we will be having the Royal Blog Tour. I will have Blog Candy and you will be able to visit 4 tours full of blogs with lots of Blog Candy and ideas- all featuring the NEW catalog! I will be reminding you often so mark your calendars and DON'T FORGET!

Have a great day!