Thursday, January 18, 2018

Sure Do Love You

"Sure Do Love You" Fun Frame

I've been creating the inserts for my Fun Frame classes since last fall and have to say I think this one is my FAVORITE.  I might just have to leave it up all year long.

I absolutely LOVE the color combo and the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper is GORGEOUS.  The photo doesn't do it justice.  The gold foil is just stunning.

These 9" x 9" framed samplers seem to be all the rage right now and I can see why.  They go together pretty quickly and it's wonderful to be able to switch them out each month for a new theme.  All of the products listed below can be found at my Online Store.  Just CLICK HERE to head over there.

 The 9" x 9" frame is from Ikea and is called "Ribba".  They come in white, black and woodgrain.

Come on and share the love!  You'll be glad you did.

Stampin' Hugs,

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

"It's a Spring Thing" Creative Escape

Happy New Year!

Wave away those winter blues and get ready to start dreaming of spring.

What could be better than a weekend getaway to relax and enjoy fun, creativity and laughs with friends?  Join me for this Creative Escape weekend and enjoy time to work on your own creative projects plus you'll have the option of creating fun make and takes themed for spring and beyond.

Don't want to craft all weekend?  That's okay too.  Take time out to enjoy local Virginia wineries, shopping and more.

The Creative Escape will begin and 10 a.m. on Friday, March 9th and will end at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 11th.  The crop room will be open from 10 a.m. til midnight on Friday, 8 a.m. til midnight on Saturday and from 8 a.m. til 2 p.m. on Sunday.  You can come and go as you please.

I will basically be bringing my studio for you to use.  (stamps, inks, framelits/thinlits and Big Shots)  You are welcome to use them or you are welcome to bring your own as long as they are clearly labeled.
There will be sign out sheets for all of my equipment.

Cost for this amazing weekend is $225
Registration will remain open until event is full.  If necessary, I will have a wait list.

Event Location:
Wyndham Garden Hotel
10800 Vandor Lane
Manassas, VA  20109

Special Room Rate:
$69 per night (Double Occupancy)
To reserve your room, call the Wyndham Garden Inn at 703-335-0000

Here's what's included in the Creative Escape Weekend:
*  8 ft. workspace for each person
*  Swag Bag ($25 value)
*  Scrap Bins for you to use
*  Make and Takes
*  Door Prizes
*  Use of my stamps, tools, etc.
*  Snack/Candy Station
*  Coffee/Tea/Water/Sodas
*  Free Breakfast Saturday and Sunday
*  Lunch and Dinner on Saturday
*  Pillow Gifts
*  Fun, laughter and friends


Payments by check, or PayPal are preferred.  Registration is not complete until event fee is paid.

We had such a blast at the Fall Creative Escape and I can't wait to do it again!!  I hope you'll join me for all of the fun.  Hang in there!  Spring will arrive...eventually.

Stamped Blessings,


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Hug in a Mug

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Baby, it's FREEZING outside!

Brrrrr!  It was a cool 20 degrees when I took Zach to work this morning at oh-dark-thirty.  Whew!  I need to go buy long johns I guess.

I thought this card would be perfect for today's share.  I think that the "Hug in a Mug" stamp set was a "sleeper" in this year's Holiday catalog.  It is absolutely stinkin' cute and needs to be shared.

Look at these adorable images.  I have been having a blast building all sorts of mugs with it.

I'm planning to use it for my winter birthday cards too.  How fun is THAT??
Remember, a lot of products from the Holiday catalog will be retiring on January 2nd.  Make sure you get all of your "must haves" before they're gone.

Here's my supply list for this sweet "Hug in a Mug" card.  You can find everything you need at my Online Store.  Just CLICK HERE.

I hope wherever you are that you are warm and toasty.

Stampin' Hugs,
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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christmas Happiness

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas outside but it's cozy here in the studio today.  I've been working on cards for some very special people and I thought I'd share one of the designs with you today.

I can't even tell you how much I LOVE the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder.  Ugh!  It's it GORGEOUS!  It's the perfect background for this card.  Don't you think?

The supplies I used are listed below.  Remember, if there are any of the supplies you'd like to purchase, just click  go right to my Online Store by CLICKING HERE. 

OOPS...I forgot to  mention that the ribbon on the original card happens to be retired.  I substituted a gorgeous alternative though that you'll love.
It's in the supply list. 

What are you working on for the holiday?  I'd love to see!

Wishing you a magical day,

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

FREE TUTORIAL - Merry & Bright

It's a great day to have a GREAT day!

If there's one thing that I LOVE it's buying stamps and accessories that can transition from season to season.  Get the most "bang for your buck"! Right??

Well, this stinkin' cute thinlit set, "Hometown Greetings" #144671 definitely is one of those.  Check it out...
(To order CLICK HERE)
It coordinates perfectly with the "Hearts Come Home" stamp set...
(To order CLICK HERE)

But as I would work perfectly all year through.
If you'd like to order them, just click the links below the images above and you'll go right to my Online Store.  Easy, peasy!
Need ideas?  Here are a couple of my favorites that are pinned on Pinterest...
**To ensure that your orders for the holidays arrive in time, you'll need to place them on or before December 14, 2017.

Your FREE TUTORIAL for the Merry and Bright card is just below.

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead with plenty of time to get your fingers inky.

Stamped Blessings,
Merry & Bright

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·       STAMPS – Hearts Come Home (145413 wood, 145416 clear)
·       PAPER – Old Olive (100702), Whisper White (100730), Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper (144630), Cherry Cobbler (119685)
·       INK – Tuxedo Memento Black (132708), Cherry Cobbler (126966)
·       OTHER – Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372), Layering Ovals Framelits (141706), Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine (124262), Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies (144671), Big Shot (143263), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
Cutting & Scoring: 
·       Old Olive 8-1/2 x 5-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”
·       Cherry Cobbler scrap
·       Whisper White 4” x 4”, 4” x 2” , 4” x 5-1/4” & scrap
·       Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper (DSP) 4” x 5-1/4”      
·       Die cut the 4” x 4” Whisper White layer through the Big Shot with the edge lit that has the bigger houses.
·       Adhere the die cut layer to the DSP layer about 1/4” from the top.
·       Die cut the smaller houses on the 4” x 2” layer of Whisper White cardstock and adhere to card front where shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
·       Wrap the Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine around the DSP layer three times, tying in a bow at the left.
·       Stamp the MERRY & BRIGHT in Tuxedo Memento Black ink on Whisper White scrap - die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits oval.
·       Stamp the small star above the greeting with Cherry Cobbler ink.
·       Die cut a scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits and a scrap of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.
·       Adhere greeting layer to scalloped layer and then the card front where shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
·       Add DSP to Old Olive card front.
·       Stamp a greeting on the 4” x 5-1/4” Whisper White layer and add a couple of the houses to the bottom to spruce it up.