Re-Inker Ornaments

Night of Navy & Irridence glitter/ Burgundy & Irr. glitter/Burgundy & Gold glitter/Plum & Silver glitter

Night of Navy & Silver glitter/Old Olive & Irr. glitter/Night of Navy & silver glitter/Burgundy & Silver glitter

Bottom two: Old olive & Gold glitter/ Old Olive & Silver glitter

World Card Making Day

What could be better than having an official holiday to make cards?!? Having World Making Card Day be on your Birthday!!!
Yes, Saturday, October 6th is my birthday!!!
I'm so excited to have people over to stamp the day away! The cards we will be making are from the "Just like you" set. It's a stamp set that Stampin'Up donates $2.00 from the sale to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. I have cut out double the amount of paper so I would love to have everyone help me make some cards that I can donate to the families at the RMHC.

This is a FREE Event! So there shouldn't be any excuses to not be here to wish me a Happy Birthday and to help out a good cause!!! Just Contact me to reserve you a spot! SEE You All soon!


We are just starting to edit our Japan trip from over three years ago. We stayed in Kyoto most of the time and ventured to Kobe one day. We were lucky to be able to go with someone who spoke Japanese. Brandon did a great job translating and showing us around town. We were amazed at how such a big and busy city can be keep so clean. They recycle everything. They have recycle bins everywhere! So smart and easy to just seperate trash right when you toss it-We could learn a lot! One of our favorite things was go to a monkey habitat. It was so neat to just we hangin' out with them. I guess we felt right at home! We really had a great time.

I'm trying my hand at video editing...Here is a very ruff draft montage from our first tape.

Cute enough to eat!!

Used three of 6 of the new double-stitched ribbon. From Left to Right: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky and River Rock.

I colored the edges of celery grograin ribbon with a bashful blue marker. I got the idea from someone else, but I can't remember who. They had colored the middle of their ribbon red and the edges a different color. If this is you, give yourself the credit you are due!!!

I made these 3x3 swaps for Kelli's meeting tonight. I used the scallop punch and cut it in half for the cupcake top, and crimped a 1" strip of paper and cut in the shape of a bottom of a cupcake. I got the Idea of the scallop punch from Convention. They used the Big Bold Birthday Set (pg. 63 of catalog) but I don't have that set (yet!). So I improvised. I think they turned out so yummy. I actucally added bows to my swaps, but I like just the ribbon wraped around the cardstock, too!

Here's one that the cupcake frosting is Soft Sky in stead of white! I actucally think this could be my favorite...don't tell the others!

Aren't these so fun? I'm loving the 3x3 notecard!!!

Punch Box Class

Here are some samples of the cute 3x3 notecards I have been playing with for my Punch Box Class.

Stampin'Up Convention in Denver

We just got back Sunday from Denver. We had a great time learning new things, stamping and staying up way past our bedtime! I still haven't caught up on my sleep. SU's theme this year is "Dream Big". We all have dreams and goals and my hope is that they all come true! So, we might as well, make them Big! Right!?

This is us in our Hotel...on the 20th floor! We had a great view! And had a perfect stage for dancing...oh, what fun! Pictured from the left is Loni, Kelli, Nicole, Vicky, and Me~

Mother of Pearl

Here is a card made with Lumiere and Saran Wrap. The Mother of Pearl Technique. The image is stamped with Black Stazon on Glossy Paper and watercolored. You can also brayer a light color like Stampin'Up's Blush Blossom Classic ink (water-based ink) over the Lumiere after it dries and it acts a little like a wax resist.


Here is fun way to use an envelope! I was actually asked to show this on KSL's morning show: Studio 5.
They must have been desperate! Well, my husband is employed by Bonneville, and had given out handmade co-workers' gifts. (They assumed I did all the work, but he really did help me make them!) Anyway, I was invited...and with a cold, a little stress because I was loosing my voice the night before, we made it through. My voice just lasted just long enough to be on the show, because it was completely gone later that afternoon. All in all it was a good experience...I definitely have more respect for hosts of Live TV. Here is a link to the directions:

Vicky's Christmas Planner

Christmas in June! I showed my club girls this cute book that Vicky (one of my side-lines) gave me for Christmas. I have been promising them a photo. It's a spiral bound notebook that has a pocket for receipts too! They absoulutely loved it! Santa's beard has liquid aplique on it...when heated it puffs up like a cloud. So fun. She used the Designer Label Punch for the tabs on the side. Thanks Vicky, your the best! Check out her blog at:

Sloan and Steve

Sloan is "getting into" the picture

Bailey is 4 and Sloan will be 1 in July.

Pink and brown tri-fold flower

This is a cute little 3" card made at my upline's meeting a few months ago...

I love pink and brown!

I'm so New!!

This is my first day blogging...I'm really just getting the hang of this so bear with me!