Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Clipboard Idea

Some friends of mine and I have been talking about putting this together for a while. I finally got it put together! I'm still not happy with the ribbon on top but I still think its pretty cute!

Monday, November 16, 2009

More Christmas Cards

Here are just a few more cards we did at the Dasher Christmas card class last weekend. I've got some great stuff coming up with the Christmas meetings of the card and scrapbook clubs.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Dasher Fun!

I'm back, and with flair. I can't begin to describe how busy it's been around my house lately but luckily I'm getting ready for a Christmas Card class and thought I'd share a couple of the creations we'll be putting together. I hope you enjoy this little preview . . .

I really like the way this card turned out. The colors are Kraft, Soft Suede, Ruby Red and Always Artichoke. I antiqued the edges using the Soft Suede pad.

I was also happy with the way this one turned out. Colors are Old Olive, Chocolate chip, and Very Vanilla. The Designer Series Paper is from "Merry Moments".

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Christmas mini scrapbook

I absolutely love these little scrapbooks! They are easy to make and only take about an hour to put together. Check my prior post for the upcoming class to make your own or catch Duck Soup (www.iducksoup.com) at the Mars Hill Bible School harvest festival this weekend to purchase one pre-made.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Upcoming Classes

Now signing up guests for the October 26th Scrapbook meeting. Please contact me for more information!

also signing up for the Nov 14th Christmas card pre-payed class. Don't miss these fun events!

Monday, October 5, 2009

october card class tonight

Just a little preview of what we'll be working on tonight at the card club meeting.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I truly feel blessed to have so many wonderful friends who enjoy stamping as much as I do. Here is what is coming up over the next few months. Please let me know if you are interested in any of these events and I'll get you signed up.

Stampin' Card Club - Meets 1st Monday of each month at 6:30pm in the LIT conference room. This class has 15 total seats available (the first 9 seats each month are reserved for hostess members). Please get your reservations in early for this meeting, the class has been filling up early. Next class September 14.

Scrapbook Club (now signing up hostess members) - Meets last Monday of each month at 6:30pm at the LIT conference room. I am currently taking commitments for hostess members who want to participate each month and receive hostess benefits for one of the meetings. This class has 15 seats available (first seats reserved each month for hostess members). If you are interested in becoming a member or have questions please let me know as soon as possible. Next class August 31st.

Oct 17 @ 1pm - Build a Bear Workshop - $25 prepaid class: Enjoy Stampin' Up!'s newest team member "Build-A-Bear Workshop" and this adorable stamp set (in mini-catalog available 9-1-09) that is yours to take home. We'll make scrapbook pages, cards and goodies. Great class for the entire family. (**please call for additional information regarding family pricing on this event**)

Nov 14th @ 1pm - Christmas Card Class - $25 prepaid class: Make 25 Christmas cards in this fun 4 hour class. You'll have your own stamp (Dasher 116816, pg 208) to take home with you as well as 25 "ready to mail" Christmas Cards with envelopes. Bring a batch of your favorite Christmas Cookies to share with the group (don't' forget the recipe). What better way to get in the Christmas spirit?

Dec 12 @ 10am- Christmas Scrapbook Mini Album - $25 prepaid class: Make a chipboard mini album in this fun and simple 2 hour class. Have it ready to give as a gift or keep to put your own Christmas memories in.

I'm so excited about everything that is coming up. Mark your calendars now and get your reservations in before the classes book up. Prepaid class registration ends 2 weeks before the class to allow time for supplies to be ordered. If you have any questions please contact me directly. Thanks!

Saturday, August 1, 2009


So, I'm trying to do more 12x12 scrapbook pages. I figured if I was making the pages, I probably needed to have a book. Here is what I have on the cover. I'm not sure if i'm completely happy with it for now, but its a start. Since I'm posting this from my phone, sorry about the photo quality. I'll try to take a better picture later.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Grand Idea!

Well, there has been a tremendous amount of brainstorming in the deep south, today! Check out our experiment and work in progress at www.iducksoup.blogspot.com

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Birthday Time!

Well, it isn't a scrapbook layout or detailed card layout. . . but it's pretty important to me :)

Gentry actually helped me put together these cute little invitations for his birthday party at a local park with a train, roller coaster, and water park. He's so excited!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I'm still here. . . . I promise

WOWSERS . . . I'm alive and well, I promise. . . just back at work and chasing two little ones doesn't leave much time for posting. Plus my camera broke a couple of months ago and I haven't replaced it yet, so I have no way of taking decent pictures to post for you. However, the retirement list is out HERE and the new catalogs are coming soon! I can't wait to play with my new stuff and show you . . . The new "In Colors" are so yummy! to hold you over, here's a pic of the new little man in my life. . . BBL

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Spring is here, and a little more Mojo!

Can you see him?

Isn't he adorable? We found him in my (needs-to-be-weeded) flower garden yesterday evening. He was so small (less than 4 inches long) and he wasn't even frightened of us. But I know better than to mess with a wild baby bunny (for his own sake). I just take it as a sign that Spring is FINALLY here!

I have taken time the past couple of days to work on my announcements and thank you cards and have gotten a little bit of my mojo back :)! Here are a couple of samples of what I've gotten accomplished.

As always, thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Still no full mojo, but more baby cards

Here are a couple of the baby cards I'll be sending out. I love this new textile paper! These aren't the best or most unique cards but I think they are cute.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Partial Mojo

I honestly didn't realize that it had been a month since I had posted anything. . . but now that I think about it I guess that's about right. The baby has finally made his appearance. He'll be 3 weeks next monday. He was 7lb and 8oz and is doing great!

I finally have gotten enough energy, time and a little mojo to start back stamping and work on the thank you cards I should have finished a LONG time ago. I'll feel better when all of my mojo comes back (and when I find my chocolate ribbon). . . but until then, this is what I have.

These cute guys are rub ons from the hostess set . . . the DP is from the hostess patterns pack.

This has got to be my new favorite out of the new catalog. The DP here is card stock weight and textured. These papers are from the pack called Parisian breeze. I'm also planning to do the baby's scrap book out of these colors (choc. chip, kraft, and Baja Breeze).

I'm not completely pleased with what's coming out so far, but hopefully if I keep working my mojo will come back in full (probably about the time I go back to work full time).

As always, thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Valentine & Snail Decor

I've been working on a few Valentine cards for a class I have this weekend. I'm using the set Love you Much. It's adorable and so much fun!

This is probably my favorite of all the cards so far. I haven't used the round tabs a good bit but I think it fits well with this stamp.

I also like this one alot. . . almost looks like some of the store bought cards that attempt to look hand made. . .

I've also been extremely impressed with the newest Decor elements. I thought this one would be super cute in the baby's room.

Also, I'm learning to twitter . . . not sure if I'm going to like it yet. I'm not convinced it's for me. But I'm trying, if you Twitter, will you look me up or give me some tips? As always thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Completely Non-Traditional Valentine

I have seen so much red and pink lately that I just couldn't stand to do another red and pink valentine card. So I decided to work on a boy valentine and found THIS one by Chrissyd723 (on SCS). I absolutely love this card and just had to see what I could do.
I hope you like it!
As always, thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

No pain, no pretties

I saw this wonderful card on SCS made by "Shadow Mill" and knew I just had to try. . .

It looks fairly simple from this angle huh??? Take a glance at the next picture and maybe you can see why my back and neck were hurting by the time I was done.

Each of the little raised flowers was cut (with an exacto knife) out of another piece of the same DSP. Then I attached them with dementionals. It was a little time consuming but definately worth it once you are looking at the final product!
As always, thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Have I told you lately. . .

Did I mention how giddy I am about the new catalog? If I didn't I should have, and if I did. . . well, I'm going to do it some more. It has definately revitalized my mojo and I've spent two nights of the last 4 in my craft space getting some new cards together. At first (see previous post) I was only able to case pretty cards. . . but now. . . .

Maybe they aren't the prettiest cards, but I'm proud of them. I'm getting extremely excited about my upcoming new catalog party and a valentines party (thanks Marcie).

As always thanks for looking!

Monday, January 12, 2009

New Catalogs are Coming!!!

I'm so excited about the new catalogs! I just got my copies in today and absolutely love the new stamps, papers and supplies. I can't wait to share with everyone!!!

If you live locally we'd love to have you for the New Catalog Open House next Tuesday (January 20th, 2009)!!! If you don't live locally we'd honestly love to have you too, but I wasn't sure you'd be able to make the trip :)

I've been working on some cards for the open house and here is one of my favorites.

It is a complete case from atomicbutterfly but I just completely love all that she does and besides, how could you NOT want to make a card like this?

I keep thinking one day, maybe . . . just maybe I'll design my own card and not copy someone else's work. But with so many beautiful cards out there, what's a busy girl to do???

Watch for new updates from the new catalog coming soon!

As always thanks for looking!