Itty Bitty…

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Itty Bitty Buds is one of Stampin’ Up’s new hostess stamp sets and I JUST LOVE IT!  I have enjoyed playing with all the cutie little flowers…just adorable!  There are so many cute little flowers and swirls to play with, I can just imagine the possibilities!  I used Pacific Point, Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss on this card along with the photo corner punch.

If you would like to get this set for free, contact me to host a worskhop or join one of my stamper’s clubs…long distance members welcome, too!

Check the gallery to see more samples!

Love You Much

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My friend, Lauren added this great sample to the gallery yesterday!  I LOVE how she used the flower punch to add a cutie little flower attached with a brad.  I also love the simplicity of this card. 

To see more samples with Love You Much, check out the gallery   And if you have creations to share as well, you can register as a user and upload as well!  Here are some tips to help you get started posting.

I hope everyone is having a great day!  Our 2 oldest kids just got home from school…yes, they went to school on a Saturday.  Well, when you go to a year round school, that’s what happens!  The school is being used every day of the year except on holidays, so there’s no weekdays to make it up! 

To tell you the truth, Randall and I were high-fiving each other when we found out!  4 hours at home with just ONE child!  So we went to the gym to work out together (which NEVER happens), then we went to pick out hardwoods (thanks to Stampin’ Up and my wonderful customers, I FINALLY get hardwood floors!!!).  I know…super exciting. LOL

Have a great day!

Valentine’s Stamp Camp

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Only a few days left to register!  This class is also to go and you will receive all the materials cut and prepped for you along with instructions.

Make a photo album and 6 cards!  Register and pay under events.

Valentine Candy Tin

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I made this fun little tin and had it at my downline meeting the other day and it was a hit!

It was so super easy, I just took mini snickers bars, wrapped them in the Candy Lane DSP that Stampin’ Up has in the Love You Much bundle.  Then I wrapped the tin with a belly band, stamped some hearts with white craft ink, punched them out with the brand new heart punch and glued them on.  Viola!  Somethin’ CUTE!!!


SNOW is rare in Raleigh, NC!

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I was planning a scrapbook class project recently and was thinking about doing a snowman page when one of my friends reminded me that it hasn’t snowed here in years.  Well, now we NEED that page!!!!!

We have several inches and it’s still snowing!


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First…just to let you know, the new catalog goes live today at Noon MT, 2 pm EST!!!  You can go to, click shop now and check out all the fun new goodies! My favorite things are the new Texture plate for the Big Shot, corduroy buttons, the new circle cutter, gorgeous new Simply Scrappin’ Kits, Eyelet Border punch, sticky pages to put through the Big Shot, rick rack ribbon, Fleurettes (crocheted flowers!), and jumbo brads!!!!

I had been watching my downline’s sales for a good 6+ months when I realized they were approaching 1 Mill ion in sales.  Wow!  Can you imagine that?  They hit that goal in November, so we had a big party on Saturday!  We had recognition, business topics, demonstrations, a yummy catered meal and make and takes galore!  Check it out! Amy shows us how to make an Alligator purse!

The meal


Candy on the table and I used the top note die to make a place card with a note inside for everyone.

Loadin’ up our plates.



Some of us stayed for a shoebox swap!

Me and my buddy Arlene!


If you’d like to join the fun at my next downline event, let me know!

Doctor’s Bag…Kenly Bag

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This dog is somethin’ else…I turned around one day and he was getting in my Big Shot Doctor’s Bag!  I quickly grabbed my camera…how cute is he?

Winter Post, goodbye..

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Here’s another set that won’t be available after Jan. 18.  It’s one of my favorites and one that will stay on my stamp room shelves.

So, if you are a plan ahead type of gal, go here and click Shop Now before it’s gone!  See more samples here.  This card also uses the stamp set Warm Words which retires on Jan. 18.  Warm Words is another fabulous set with great words for adding to scrapbook pages!

Season of Friendship

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When this stamp set first came out, I wasn’t too sure about it…but it grew on me.  And luckily, it grew on me before the demo preorder was up because I was able to order it over 40% off!

It has proven to be one of the most popular stamp sets from the mini catalog which expires on Jan. 18.  If you would like to order it, go here and click Shop Now!

Go here and visit my gallery to see more samples and upload some of your own!

Happy Hearts

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This was one of the layouts that my Extreme Scrapbooking club gals did this month.  I was really pleased with how it turned out!  It uses A Happy Heart Stamp set, Candy Lane DSP, the Word Window Punch, Rididng Hood Red Taffeta ribbon, scallop border punch and yupper…the Top Note!!!

See more samples using A Happy Heart here.  This set is available through January 18!

Top Note – Kind Thoughts

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I was inspired by someone’s card on Splitcoaststampers.  I love the reverse of the Big Shot Top Note Die.  I simply used the frame that was left when I cut it out and sponged Pretty In Pink ink inside!

I layered Pink Pirhouette with Riding Hood Red.  I also used the Riding Hood Red Tafetta Ribbon, which I LOVE!  See more samples with the Kind Thoughts stamp set here.

Candies anyone?

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 I tried to post this last week, but it’s somewhere in cyberspace.  yikes!

You might know that my kids were tracked out of school for the month of December.  We had a fabulous time with holiday prep including LOTS of baking, candy making and crafting!

We made these candies with lots of fun fillings like marshmallow fluff, caramel, peanut butter, cherries… don’t they look so pretty here with the ribbon and tag?

 We also made candies to deliver to our neighbors.  it was fun running up and down the street handing out our goodies…felt like Halloween in reverse!  The kids had a ball.

I know this is Christmas, but maybe you can get inspired for Valentine’s Day!  Just switch out the ribbon and add a heart tag and you’ve got a great little goodie for friends, neighbors, teachers, etc.

Valentine’s Stamp Camp

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Need a few Valentine Cards?

Need a great flip book mini album?

Then sign up for my Valentine’s Day Stamp Camp!  For $20, you will make 6 cards and a great little photo album.  We will meet on Weds. Jan. 28 to make the projects.  If you purchase the Love You Much bundle, your class is only $10!

Can’t attend?  Get the class TO GO!  Register Here.

What’s in the Love You Much Bundle?  Click here.

See samples with the Love You Much Bundle.


Front cover of book:

Calling all Scrapbookers and Wannabes!

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Behind in your scrapbooking?

In a rut and want new page ideas?

Want to get ribbon, brads and more to coordinate with your Simply Scrappin’ kits?

I have a brand new club starting soon and I’m so excited!  In the Scrappers’ Express club, you will participate for 6 months.  Each month you will receive a Simply Scrappin’ Kit and embelishments such as ribbon, brads, cut outs from the Big Shot, etc.  You will also receive full color photos of a minimum of 6 layouts and instructions to put the layouts together. 

If you are in the Raleigh area, we will be meeting once a month to work on the pages together. 

The cost is $25 per month ($5 extra for shipping if you’re out of town) and at the end of the 6 months, you will get a level one hostess stamp set.  You will also get a copy of the brand new catalog that comes out in 10 days!  You will also have lots of pieces of your kit leftover to make other projects.

E-mail me for the registration form!

**If you are a demo interested in purchasing the files from me, let me know.  I am considering offering this service.***

Here is a sneak peek at the first set of layouts using the I Wish kit.  If you wish to start right away, contact me ASAP so I can order this kit that is retiring!

Kind Thoughts…

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Kind Thoughts is my most favoritist stamp set on the retiring stamp set list.  I just love, love it.

For this card, I used Rose Red craft ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Then, I sponged Pretty in Pink ink over the top of it.  Embossed the butterfly, cut it out and attached it with a dimensional.  Just gorgeous, huh?

If you are subscribed to my newsletter, you got another sample delivered to your inbox!  If you missed it, go ahead and sign up for my newsletter now.  I have another one going out next week that you won’t want to miss…some good organizational tips for you to start out the new year.

Want to see more samples with this set?  Check out Kind Thoughts in the gallery

If you have any to share, register as a user and upload your wonderful artwork!  I’d love to see it!

Check back next week for more with this set and a couple techniques to boot!