Matchbox…to DIE for!

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It was love at first sight…the matchbox die!  As soon as I saw this little baby in the mini catalog, I knew I had to have it! This was a cutie little box that I made for my daughter to bring to a birthday party.  Psst!  There's a little wad of money under the piece that says Make a Wish! Another project from my scrapbooking weekend using the Rockabilly Designer Series Paper.  This is 3 matchboxes adhered to each other with some DSP wrapped around it tied with the Satin Ribbon (pg. 17 of the mini catalog). You can order any of these products 24/7 on my website.


If you would like to learn How to Rubber Stamp view some of my video tutorials!

Cheer to You! Class OR Class To Go!

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I had so much fun creating this class!  Rainbow Sherbet Designer Series Paper and the Cheers to You stamp set make for a super fun card kit that includes 5 Deluxe cards and a super fun box to put them in.  Note this class is offered exclusively through Catherine Pooler.  You won't find it anywhere else!

If you are in or around Raleigh, NC, I invite you to join me on May 27th at 9:45 am or 6:30 pm.  Visit the events page to register!

Out of town, or can't make that date?  I am offering this class TO GO!

You are going to LOVE this class!!!

Kit Only – $20.00 plus $3.95 priority shipping, Includes:

All your cardstock cut and embellishments ready to go to make 5 cards, the box and envelopes.


 Kit and Cheers to You Stamp Set – $32.00 plus $3.95 priority shipping.

Other supplies you might need:

  • Crop-o-dile
  • ink pads, markers or watercolor crayons (Tempting Turq., Green Galore, Real Red, Apricot Appeal)
  • 1/2″ circle punch
  • Scallop Border Punch

Order any of these on my website and have them delivered to your door!

Kits will ship on or around May 28.

Scrapbookers and Scrapper-Wannabes!

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Do you love the idea of preserving your family memories for generations to come while creating works of art?

But you are overwhelmed…don't know where to start…don't have the “right” supplies, or enough, or too much…you don't feel creative?

I have the answer…it is my Scrappers' Express Club.  This is my newest club that is in it's 5th month.  The response has been overwhelming and I'm actually “losing” all my regular club members to it!

What is Scrappers' Express?  Each month I give you a kit with the cardstock, Designer Series Paper, and embellishments including die cuts from the Big Shot and ribbon, brads and more…I also give you 6 or more Deluxe layouts to copy with your kit!

Here is an example from May's Kit…you can choose the Love Sparkles Simply Scrappin' Kit or Hoppy Memories for May:

We meet monthly to assemble our pages, but never fear!  If you can't make it, or are out of town, I can prepare a To Go Kit for you!  (Shipping is $5).

If you participate on a month-to-month basis, your cost is $30.   Want a discount?  Sign up for 6 months and your cost is $25 per month.

Email me at [email protected] to get started today!  You don't want to miss May's kit…it's the BOMB!

PS…don't forget to sign up for my  newsletter while you're here!

wishing you!

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And Many Mower…This is one of the cards I made at the retreat last weekend.  I didn't like this set when it came out in the mini catalog, but once I started playing with it, I thought it was so cute!  It also uses Manchester Designer Series Paper and Library Clips.  How stinkin' cute is that library clip!

Scrapbooking Retreat

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28 scrapbook pages, done

6 cards, done

1 matchbox die project, done

Time with friends having fun and preserving family memories…priceless!


We had such a blast…so relaxing to not worry about anything but papercrafting and bonding with buds! 

If you are not in one of my clubs, especially Scrappers' Express, you must contact me to join now because I spent a lot of time planning the projects and if I do say so myself…they ROCK!  I'll share some in the next couple weeks.

Great Friend

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This is probably the most popular set in the Mini Catalog…Great Friend.  Here I paired it with the Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper and used Chocolate Chip and Old Olive cardstock, Cameo Coral and Kiwi Kiss ink, white organza ribbon.

Don't forget, if you spend $40 from the mini catalog by the last day of April, you get to choose one item from the under $10 page in the big catalog (pg. 208).

Order on my website 24/7.

If you love Stampin' Up products, or paper crafting in general, check out my clubs page for the best way to shop with me!


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Here is a card I made using Pacific Point, Baja Breeze and Kraft cardstock.

I made the tag with Lots of Tags die for the Big Shot and the image is a rub on from Hidden Garden.

Oh, and you can't forget the Eyelet Border Punch!   Love it!  This is such a simple, easy card that would brighten someone's day for sure.

Flowers and Puppies from the Shoebox Swap!

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More display cards from Cam…

Eastern Elegance with flowers punched with the Boho Blossoms for added dimension.

This card was made with the stamp set Bloomin' Beautiful.  I love the colors!  So Saffron, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango to color the flowers and in the ribbon.  The ribbon slide is from our hodgepodge hardware kit.

Kecia made this card using Man's Best Friend, the sun from Just Beachy, and the cat from Pun Fun.  What a cute combo!

If you would like to order any of these products, click shop now on my website!

On May 1, I will draw a winner for the stamp set Cause for Celebration!  One lucky online orderer will win it!

Great Friend paired with Jumbo Grommets

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You've seen Cam's cards before…she always bring gorgeous samples that she's done to our group meetings and I just have to share!

This one uses Walk in the Park Designer Series paper, Jumbo Grommets and Great Friend from the mini catalog.

Here's one that will be appropriate in a couple weeks using the Great Grad stamp set.

To order any of these products, you can go to my website and click Shop Now.

Have a great day!

Stamp-A-Stack Wannabes

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When I was creating the samples for my SAS class, here were the rejects, LOL!  Cute, but didn't make the cut:

Flower Fancy, Sincere Salutations with Pacific Point and Baja Breeze.

Sincere Salutations, Tea Party DSP, Cherry Blossom Embosslet, Pink Pirouette ribbon.

You can order any of these products 24/7 on my SU website!

And don't forget, every online order before April 30, gets entered to win a free stamp set…see here.

It’s Mine!

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Southern Caribbean, April 2010 is the next Stampin' Up incentive trip and I failed to mention that I earned it a few weeks ago!  yipeee!
Here is our ship!

Thanks to all my stampin' friends that are a part of my business and a part of my life.  I appreciate all of you!


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Thanks, Lauren, for this beautiful card!  She made it using the gorgeous stamp set, Friends and Friendly Words wheel.

It brightens my day when I leaf through the mail and there is a hand addressed envie there!  What a wonderful surprise!

Stamp A Stack Samples

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Take a peek at the fun cards from my recent Stamp A Stack! 

Simple Friendship with Shimmery White Cardstock, Basic Grey and Pink Pirouette.

Sense of Time with More Mustard and Close to Cocoa.

Inspired By Nature, It's Your Birthday, Scallop Oval (Big Shot), Urban Garden Designer Series Paper.

This is a fun and cheerful card using the Good Friend stamp set.

More Fishes…

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This was my swap card from our shoebox swap using Just Beachy.

My main reason for purchasing this set was that I can't wait to scrapbook with it! 

I used the Polka Dot texture plate for the Big Shot on the Pacific Point card base.  Once I stamped the fish in Stazon Black ink, I colored them in using my ink pads and blender pens.  Then I used my sponge dauber to sponge Pacific Point ink around the fishies.

The scallop border punch came in handy to make the top of the water (sorry I can't give credit to who I got that idea from…).  I also used Pumpkin Pie ribbon, Yo Yo Yellow cardstock and Family Phrases stamp set.

More from the Mini

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Here is another sample I made with Just Beachy…I was inspired right before the Hawaii trip.  Love the orange and pink together along with the Polka Dot Texture Plates!

Another with Just Beachy and the coordinating Lazy Days Wheel.  I used the big Scallop circle for the Big Shot with this one.

Grace Bullen's swap card using Just Beachy.

And Vicki Dorroh made this delightful sample in my favorite, Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip.

Circle punches, Circle Scissors, Oval Punches, Very Versatile stamp set, eyelet border punch.  If you are a club member, you might just be seein' this one soon!  I love this simple and adorable card!