Monday, October 1, 2012

I wanted to share with you the newest limited time offer from Stampin' Up!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Map It! Monday

My grandsons went back to school today.  Even though I will miss them, I miss being in business mode too.  I do love being able to work according to the boys' schedules though...that's the beauty of being an Independent Demonstrator for Stampin' Up!  If that's something you would be interested in, maybe earning a little or a lot of extra cash for Christmas or a vacation, I can certainly help you with that.  I would love to have you on my team!  

I usually post Map It! Monday obviously on Mondays, but with the boys going back to school I decided to hold off until today.  Let's make this a double challenge.  Not only do you have the card map but how about making it a card celebrating the start of the school year, wherever you may live.  Something for a child or perhaps a favorite teacher or friend that is a teacher.  Then you can send it to them and make their day.  You don't have to be a creative or artistic person to make a card for someone you care about.  The loves shows in the work.  :)

I love the colors in this card.  I'm finding I go to Daffodil Delight and Basic Gray often.  There is just something about this look that makes me smile.  

Once you've completed your challenge(s), don't forget to email or text me a scan or photo of your masterpiece.  I would love to feature you as a guest designer, with your permission of course, later in the week right here!  Thanks for playing along.  Till next week...

Happy Stamping,

Friday, June 1, 2012

Drum Roll Please....

Yes, it's finally here!  You can download the new catalog to the left of this post.  Enjoy looking through it!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Map It! Monday!

Hello Stampers!  Have you noticed when you are perusing for ideas, the strips of Designer Series Paper or Cardstock have the little upside down V or chevron cut in them?  I'm seeing this everywhere.  It does add a nice yet simple touch to a layout.  With that being said, you can tell that's what I chose for this week's challenge.  :)  I love how it turned out!  This is going into my must do's for other colors & stamps.

There is so much you could do with them.  You could just use two and put "Happy Birthday" going down each one and maybe a balloon in between the two to simulate another "banner".  How fun would that be?  You could even use this same layout with it landscape style. 

Can't wait to see what you come up with.  Don't forget to share you masterpiece!  Till next time....

Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Map It! Monday!

Happy Monday Stampers!  I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day!  I know not all of you are Moms but I'm sure you have mothered to someone at one time or another.  It's what we do right?  :)  The weather in the Quad Cities was absolutely beautiful yesterday!  I had a wonderful weekend.  Saturday was Ed's & my 28th wedding anniversary and as every year, Friday I received a rose for each year we have been married.  When our girls were younger and he was deployed, he would also include a yellow rose for each of the girls.  He is such a thoughtful, loving husband.  I'm blessed to have had him in my life since I was a little girl.  

On to today's challenge.  If you're anything like me you probably love Pinterest.  I've seen a few of those collage style cards on there lately and decided that was the map I wanted to create today.  If you don't like squares, try using circles or the one of the label punches.  I just love the idea of using your favorite Designer Series Papers and embellishments with this style.  I can't wait to see what you come up with so don't forget to send me a photo or a link to the location so I can feature you!

I am also counting down to my annual New Catalog Bash!  I've had a sneak preview and I love it!!!  I can't wait to share it with all of you!  Keep watching for your invitation.  Until next time....

Happy Stamping!