Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Thank You

I made this today as my January Customer thank you. I just received this stamp set several days ago and couldn't wait to ink it up! I recently moved to Oceanside, CA from Scottsdale, AZ and we live only a 10 minute walk to the beach. These stamps just shouted BEACH!


Paper: Very Vanilla #101650, Marina Mist #119682, Parker's Pattern DSP #131021
Ink: Not Quite Navy #126971, Cajun Craze #126965
Stamps Set: By the Tide #129120 (C) Perfectly Penned #122892
Extras: Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755, SNAIL Adhesive #104332
Retired Ticket Punch

Thank you for stopping by and have a CRAFTY weekend!

New Single Stamps

 New Single Stamps
  • All new stamps are listed on the flyers included below. Just click on the link.
  • As with the previous single stamps, the stamps will be packaged in clear cellophane bags.
  • They are clear-mount only.
  • The clear blocks are not included, but the size of the block needed is included on the flyer.
  • Buy as many as you desire because there is NO limit.

Here are the flyers with all the stamps and details.

*This group of single stamps are only available through March 31, 2013. So hurry over to my DBWS and place your order today!

Friday, January 25, 2013

God is Love

I was inspired today by Jen's DS# 86. I decided to follow the sketch close, so not much of it is changed except for using the scallop punch  used to punch the sentiment.

Stamp Set: Trust God #126702
Paper:Very Vanilla #101650, Primrose Petals #126841, More Amore Specialty DSP #129309
Pool Party #122975
Ink: Primrose Petals #126858, Pool Party #126982
Tools: Circles #2 Originals #114526, Scallop Punch (2-3/8")#118874, 
Hearts a Flutter Bundle #131097, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309,
 Paper Piercing Tool #126189
Sweet additions: Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755

Thank you for stopping by and if you have any questions about the products or dimensions of this card just drop me an email. Have a CRAFTY weekend!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thinking of You

Today I created this card with my inspiration coming from the Spring SU catalog. I haven't made a card like this in quite awhile. It seemed good to get back to doing something a little more feminine.

Paper: Crumb Cake #120593, Early Espresso #119686, Pretty in Pink #111351, Tea fro Two DSP #129311

Stamp: retired - Trendy Trees

Ink: Early Espresso #126974

Sweet Extras: Chevron Folder #127749, Pearl Basic Jewels #119247, Artisan Embellishments Kit # 129328

Thanks for stopping by and have a CRAFTY week!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Recent Cards

Sorry for the delay on the cards I promised several days ago. I was going to take some photos last evening, but it had gotten dark quicker then I expected , so had to wait for today.

 I  did take some nice pictures outside in the natural light today and was going to upload them. Well, it seems that I left my cord  for uploading my camera pictures in Scottsdale. Ugh! Looks like buying a new cord is in order. I took these with my phone, so the quality is poor. Sorry...
The Bluebird card was inspired by Mojo Monday#277 and the Hearts a Plenty, by Beate Johns.

Products used:

Stamps: Hearts a Flutter #129252 with matching Framelits Dies #130159,  Feeling Sentimental #129630, Language of Friendship #122752, Punch -Bird Builder #117191, Itty Bitties #128939

Paper:  Tea for Two DSP (Spring Catalog) #129311, Very Vanilla #101650; Whisper White #100730; Basic Grey #121044; So Saffron #105118

Ink: StazOn Jet Black #101406, Basic Gray #126981, Old Olive #126953, So Saffron126957

Extras: Circle Punch (1 3/4") #119850, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack # 118309; Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack #126187; Bitty Banners  Framelits #129267; Chevron Folder #127749;
Simply Scored Scoring Tool # 122334

Sweet Additions: Pearl Basic Jewels # 119247; Soda Pop Tops (Spring Catalog) #129388

Thanks for stopping by and have a CRAFTY and blessed week! As always, I would love to have you shop with me over at my DBWS or can check the box to the left to take you directly there.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Paper Pumpkin


   Can I say NEW and adorable!

Stampin' Up! will be offering a new product in their line up of already wonderful products that can be ordered starting  the week of January 14 and delivered right to your door step!
It's so easy. Simply sign up for the program by visiting and click Get it. Every month a new surprise project kit arrives. Just think of the excitement  of creating a fun project to share with your friends and family-every month!

Below are all the details:
  • Each month Stampin' Up! will send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, d├ęcor, and more! (they've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive and your creative MOJO!
  • It will be shipped on or around the 15th of the month.  
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month.
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, Stampin'Up! will offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month. You can try Paper Pumpkin for one month by visiting my online store.
But wait. That's not all. You will receive a free acrylic block in your very first Kit!

So go on over the link above, My Paper Pumkin, and see what all the excitement is about.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Happy Anniversry!

Stampin' Up! is celebrating it's 25th. Anniversary this year and has decided that they would celebrate all year. 


Each month during 2013, they will mix up some of our all-time-favorites with a


never-before-seen stamps to create

12  (yes 12!)

“Best of” stamp sets. 

The party will begin, with well, a Party Stamp

Some Particulars

  • The stamp sets will include 3-5 images, an exclusive image, and priced at $14.95.
  • One Best of stamp set  will be released per month and will be available until March 31,2014.
  • A new Best of theme each month. What can get any better?
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.

And to add even more excitement to the Best of celebration, Stampin' Up! is offering a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, starting in February. Each Best of set will include a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set.
Collect all six stickers, send it in to redeem and you will receive  FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95!( *free sets need to be redeemed by 4/30/14 )

I hope you are as excited about this as I am. What better way to receive some oldies, but goodies and a new, never released stamp? 
I would love to be your Independent demonstrator of choice and have you join in on the fun. You can order through my DBWS: or contact me here on my blog.

Have a wonderful and CRAFTY Stampin' Up! week.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

New Stampin' Up! "SWEET" Promotion!

Stampin' Ups! new Promotion that you will not want to miss out on - January 3-21
During this January promotion, you can get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit FREE (value $7.95) just by purchasing the brand-new My Little Valentine Set ( $9.95) This four-piece set was created exclusively for this promotion and will not be available again after January 21!
Stamp Set
These stamps are  approximately 1/2″ x 1″ oh so cute and several are perfect to  use even after Valentines Day when you want to send some sweetness. If you are in need of the smaller clear blocks, you can add them to your order and be ready to go! 
Block - A #118487 $3.95
Block - G #118489 $4.50

My Little Valentine Bundle #1 Item# 132242
My Little Valentine ( 4  stamps) and free Sealed with Love Simply Sent notes below. This product can be seen on page #35 of the 2012 Holiday catalog.

Valentine Treat Bundle # 2 132771
  This single stamp, below, is clear mount only and fits the Full Heart Punch # 119883 ($16.95) is about 2x2 inches in size. When you purchase this stamp, you will receive the 1″ x 8″ clear cello bags for treats!

As always, you can place an order from me by email, phone or visiting my 

Thanks for stopping by and have a CRAFTY WEEK!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Welcome Home!

Oh my goodness, I can't believe my last post was December 6th.! The month of December certainly was a lot busier then I had planned it intentionally.  I was able to put in my pre-order and receive the wonderful products from the Spring Catalog before the Christmas Holiday was upon me. That was a mission accomplished. Unfortunately, I have not been able to create with it. Mission unaccomplished. I had too many loose ends with putting Christmas together. My plan for the New Year, or should I say, RESOLUTION, is to be more focused and more organized. We will see how that goes!

We had an unexpected trip to NC planned for us by some of our wonderful children from the 19th. through January 4th. I loved the time just being with them and seeing our sweet grandchildren, but  WOW, 17 days away certainly is a long time to be away from my business and I didn't even bring my computer. What was I thinking?

I just returned home yesterday afternoon, and have been dealing with a "stomach bug", have not unpacked, need to have a hair cut today and do some grocery shopping. My tummy still feels yuk, but I need to try to get motivated and feeling better. Another "cinch in the armor" with all of this, is that my husband has accepted a job position in Carlsbad, CA. He will be headed out from Scottsdale tomorrow morning to start his new job on Monday. I have the awesome privilege (tongue in cheek) of packing up our mobile home so we can move back into our Motor Home by next Saturday. Does he not realize I have a business to run and besides, WERE IN THE WORLD I'M I GOING TO PUT ALL MY STAMPIN' UP!  stuff ??? Oh, I know, don't buy any groceries and use that space to stash stamps, inks, paper and such. Sounds like a plan.

All the drama and joking aside, I will make an "effort" ( you did notice I put effort in parenthesis?) to post at least 2 projects a week for the next couple of weeks. I hope you all are having a wonderful New Year and remember to STAY CRAFTY!

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