They're Here!!!! WOW!!!! ORDER YOURS TODAY...

They're here... The new Stampin' Up Idea Book-Catalogs arrived on my door step today! It was kind of funny because I waited around the house hoping the UPS man would show up before I had to leave because I knew the Idea Books should be delivered today. I waited as long as I could and finaly gave up and we left, About 10 miles out the UPS truck and I passed each other, I really wanted to chase him down so I wouldn't have to go all the way back home -but I didn't!lol The new catalogs have some wonderful, wonderful, beautiful and fun new stuff in it... My wish list is all refreshed and bursting with wishes again! The new hostess sets are super fantabulous too-remember you don't have to host a party to reap the hostess benifits. When your order reaches $150 you start getting those benifits and you can take outside orders to help you get there! Anyway, for those of you who like to get an early start on Christmas cards --wow, wow, wow! I am in love with the new Christmas sets! It really makes me want to get started on Christmas, I hope it will get you motivated too... There are cute new kid sets, pirates and princesses - beautiful fall sets, oh I could go on and on...

If you would like to order your catalog today, you can use the PayPal "Buy It Now" button to the right. I charge you half price for the catalogs plus $5 for priority shipping($9.99 total). I also have the Spanish Idea Book/Catalogs which should be arriving in the next day or so, if you would like a Spanish book, let me know.

Hope your week is going great and continues to be great --YOU deserve it!

Talk to you soon...


4th of July card & accordian album cover

Good morning! The sun is shining, the birds are singing and I KNOW it's going to be a most wonderful day... I am posting these couple things I just made and then we are off to Grandma's house to swim and enjoy the beautiful sunshine! :)

I got a few things done for 4th of July and you don't have to run and check your calendars, it's not July 3rd or 4th yet!lol I actually got it done ahead of time, I'm just as shocked as you... I used the creatable Celebrations Throughout The Year from pccrafter. Suzy Toronto is one of my favorite artists there, I think I have all the creatables offered by her. I also used stampin up cardstock of course - it's the best!

Thanks for stopping by, it's always great to hear from ya! :)



one more fathers day card...

I made one more Fathers Day card, I am going to keep this one with my sample cards for workshops. Just wanted to share... :)


Father's Day & Thinking of You cards

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! The sun was shining here today and it was beautiful except it was freezing! The wind that was blowing felt like it was blowing off of ice bergs! Okay maybe that's a little bit of an exageration as I have never been anywhere near an iceberg!lol But it was cold let me tell you!!! I did manage to get a few cards made, figured I better do some Father's Day cards since Father's Day IS tomorrow. I also did a "Thinking of You" card using the same SU (of course!) stamp set. Thanks for stopping by to see what I'm up to, plan on doing some blog hoppin' tomorrow after my walk as we are planning on hanging out at home and enjoying each other and our home. :)



cupcake birthday invitations

Hello friends! I know I am a terrible blogger, somehow by the end of the day I just don't have the energy to craft much. Really, it's not that I don't have the energy to craft -I would craft half asleep if I could. It's the mess I leave myself afterwards that I don't have the energy to deal with.lol

Anyway, Emily will be 8 years old one week from today. I can't believe how time flies... I started out to make an ice cream cone invitations with the same concept but couldn't find an ice cream cone I wanted to use. I used this cupcake out of one of my hugware creatables and when I went back to see which one so that I could share would be you believe I can't find it anywhere! I searched for over an hour last night for it and couldn't find it! I used just the one cupcake image, I printed them out and cut them apart. In Digital Image 2006 I used my magic wand to choose the top of the cupcake, deleted most of sprinkls and then chose to "duplicate" the area that was highlighted with the magic wand. Obviously that is the area I chose to put the party information on. So, to start I had three pieces - the top of the cupcake, the bottom of the cupcake, and the inside top of the cupcake. I glued the bottom of the cupcake and the inside party information to a piece of black card stock, I then glued the a small section of the top of the cupcake onto the invitation information. I cut the black cardstock outlining the whole cupcake and then used my score pal to score just under the cherry so that the card would open up nicely. We then used stickles to the cherry to add a little bling, I wanted to add a little tag that said "your invited" and attach it with a ribbon tied around the bottom of the cupcake but had to get them out so left it as is. Next time....

So, that is my share for today. I really enjoyed myself getting these made and I didn't make too big of a mess and it didn't take too much time. All of that is motivation to create some more. Today the girls and I will be making Father's Day cards, maybe I will get to share them too! :) Have a great day friends...


New 2009/2010 Stampin Up Catalog/Idea Books June 1

New catalogs will be here soon! Order yours today and they will ship the day after I receive them! Just use the PayPal button to the right to order or contact me if you would like to pay another way. :) This new Stampin Up catalog will be good for one year instead of 6 months like they havfe been doing, I can't wait to see it!