I love when things go on sale.  I love it more when it’s things I don’t have.  However, I already have both items but if you don’t, now is a great time to take advantage of this sale!!  You can click on the image below to take you to the site.  It’s the link for the clear mount set.


You get this fabulous stamp set – Papillon Potpourri


and the Bitty Butterfly Punch (it punches out the small butterflies perfectly!!!)

If you want to see a sample of what you can do with stamp set and punch, check this out:


I love it!

Also,  TODAY is the last day for signing up for My Paper Pumpkin and the bonus kit for signing up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  Both of these promotions are a great deal!!  Two months of My Paper Pumpkin for $10 – You can’t beat it!!


Just click on the picture above and it will take you to the sign-up page.  Put me in as your demonstrator and you will get a hand-stamped card from me every month you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber!  That’s a great BONUS to an already super promotion!  I have been posting the great projects we have been receiving thus far.  Yours could differ from mine since I have been a subscriber since the beginning.

Finally, if you sign up to be a demonstrator, you can get a FANTASTIC bonus kit along with an already awesome deal of being a demonstrator.  $99 for $125 worth of product and an AMAZING project kit to go with it!! You can’t go wrong here!  Click on the image below to go to my website to sign up!!


Tech Tues on Wednesday

I had my week planned out.  I was going to post to my blog once a day.  Well, instead of scheduling my thank you card on Thursday, I posted it on Tuesday!  *giggles*   Oh well, bonus for you!  So, I downloaded some of the new MDS downloads and just had to play with one of them.  I used the “Old School” digital set for this page.  DSP and embellishments.  With all of the mugs that I have acquired over the years, I didn’t have room for a title or anything else!  I still like the way it came out!

Here’s the link for the newest downloads!  Check them out! They are super cool!  August 27th downloads


List of supplies:

Thank You

So, while I was playing with the stamp set, Another Thank You.  I got the idea for this card.  While I am not sure that this card was strictly my idea, I really like the way it turned out! Sometimes, that happens to me.  I am working with one stamp in the set and get a great idea (whether it’s mine or not – could have been something I saw somewhere) to make another card.  Does this happen to you?

The technique I used here is called:  Emboss Resist.  I stamped the image in Versamark, dumped clear embossing powder on top and heat set the powder with the Heat Tool.  Then I took a sponge dauber and inked all around the image… (I usually go over the image with a slightly (and I mean SUPER slightly) damp paper towel ) – to top it all off, I spritzed it with the same color re-inker and alcohol for subtle shading.  Super fast, super fun!


List of supplies (each link opens a new window):

Clean And Simple 255

Every week, I stop what I am doing (this week started craft fair crafting) and try something different.  Usually, I go to because that’s my style.  I love clean, simple cards.  I can get fancy… but usually it’s inspired by someone special or a card someone else created.  I live here, in the clean and simple section.  I see the layout and get to work.  I usually know exactly what I am going to do when I see the layout.  So, instead of my normal neutrals color scheme (although l have been using this color scheme a lot lately) – I decided to use the Afternoon Picnic color scheme.  Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder, Coastal Cabana, and Basic Gray (there’s a couple more I just didn’t use them).

Anyway, here’s my card – I wanted to use the new photopolymer stamp set – Another Thank You!  I LOVE IT!! I’m going to use it again soon too!! The really big thank you would make another amazingly clean and simple card!   Oooo… got an idea!  Ok… You will see this later on this week!


List of supplies (each link opens a new window):


The past weekend, I have getting ready for craft fair season!  This was the whole reason why I got into Stampin’ Up!  I wasn’t going to blog, I wasn’t going to have clubs, workshops, classes, etc.  I was going to stamp for craft fairs!  LOL!! Ok, so 5 years later, 85 club dates held or more, 30 workshops or more, 30 classes had or more… *laughing* and I am still doing craft fairs!!  Well, I love them!  I really do!  Normally, I wait until October to start stamping projects… not this year!  This year, I started early!  I started in August!! UNHEARD OF!!  LOL

Anyway, here’s a peek – what they are is irrelevant  LOL!  Most people guess anyway!  I am just super proud of myself.  Not only did I use my sewing machine for the second time, but I have made enough little hats to possibly get me through two of the craft fairs.  I say that tongue in cheek because when something this adorable is on my table, it’s gone!  I am planning on making even more hats but will have to keep checking the remnants sections at the craft stores.


List of supplies (each link opens a new window) that are current:

Love pics – 2

So page two of my “pictures I love” book is about Erich.  This picture was taken in 2007.  It’s hard for me to believe that my son was about 8 when this photo was taken and he is 14 now.  UGH!! Where did the time go?  Well, I know where it went because I was there.  Still, it’s hard for me to believe!  So one of the neat features on this page is that I created a punch!  See that wide flag?  That’s all me!!  WOO HOO!! I recently discovered that you can create your own stamps and now, I am hooked on doing it!  YAY, me!! LOL  Also, I did something I never do!  I tilted the photo a bit!  I think I like it!  *giggles*


List of supplies: (each link opens a new window)

Favorite Pictures

So, I am starting a new book (I have 10 pages in my goofy album; I have a couple more pictures – mostly of Max).  Don’t worry it’s just my A.D.H.D kicking in… squirrel!  Oh, so while I was looking for more goofy pictures, I found some pictures that I absolutely LOVE and thought maybe that would make a great book too!  I started with son, Max (sorry, Erich). I love this picture of Max!

The more you use MDS, the more you learn about MDS.  On this layout, I learned that I can make my own punches!  Yes, you read that right!  You can make your own punches.  Now, this may not be news to some… but it was news to me!


List of supplies (each link opens a new window):

There are two flags under “awesomeness” that I made.  Now, they may look like the regular flag but I actually altered the angle of the center notch.  I made another one (but didn’t use it) that has a very shallow notch too!  WOO HOO!! Make your own punches in MDS!!  I LOVE IT!!!