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Monday, December 24, 2012

Card Clubs - January 1, 8, & 9, 2013

Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a blessed year ahead.  Below are the cards that we will be making in the January card club:

This card was inspired by Janet Yates, and her blog can be seen at  It uses the Serene Silhouettes and Petite Paris stamp sets.  The base card uses Daffodil Delight card stock.  I used the Top Note die to cut out a piece of Black and So Saffron card stock.  Using a brayer and sponge, I coated the So Saffron piece with Daffodil Delight, Pumpking Pie, and Tangerine Tango ink, and then stamped the image in Basic Black and sponged a little black beneath that.  The bufferflies were made with the Butterfly embosslit folder in Daffodil Delight and Basic Black card stock. The bottom sentiment was stamped with Basic Black on Daffodil Delight and punched with the oval scallop punch and backed with a piece of Basic Black punched with an oval punch.
This card was made using the Blooming with Kindness and Petite Pairs stamp sets.  I saw many very similar cards using this same technique so I can't really say that this card was inspired by any one person.   The base card and all framing pieces were made using Real Red Card Stock, and the other card stock is Very Vanilla.  I placed the three pieces of Very Vanilla card stock on top of each other, and then sporadically stamped the image using Real Red ink.  After stamping, I adhered the Real Red card stock to each piece and just glued them to each other.  The bottom sentiment was made in a similar fashion and punched with the oval scallop and small oval punch.
Hopefully everyone has received the new spring catalog.  This card was made using a new set out of that catalog, the Hearts a Flutter stamp set and coordinating frametlit set.  The base card is Melon Mambo topped with a piece of Pretty in Pink that was embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  The Melon Mambo paper behind the heart images was cut out using the Delicate Doilies Sizzlits.  The hearts were stamped using Melon Mambo ink on Whisper White paper and cut out with the framelits.  The bottom sentiment was made using the Layered Labels stamp set and coordinating framelits.
These cards will conclude our current card clubs, and I am currently signing up people to join one of two cards clubs that will be held at my house.  If you are interested in joining, please let me know.  Thank you.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Card Clubs - December 4, 11, & 12, 2012

I seem to be having a little trouble keeping up with my blogging, but I did want to post the cards we will be doing in the December card clubs so that you could see them:

Saturday, November 3, 2012

LNS Treasure Hunt Winners

The winners of the Late Night Stampers Fall Treasure Hunt were Tricia Miller and Daniela Cappareli!!  Congratulations to both Tricia and Daniela who won a $150 Stampin' Up! Shopping Spree from Late Night Stamper Founder Sherrill Graff!  Sherrill also gave a $50 shopping spree to one of the Demonstrators who particiapted and provided a clue on her blog, and the winner of that was Diana Soling!!  A big thank you to Sherrill for her generosity!! 
I also held a drawing for those that participated in the Treasure Hunt through me, and the winner of that was Sarah Cole from Wellsville, NY.  Congratulations to Sarah!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Cards Clubs - November 6, 13 & 14, 2012

These are the cards we will be making at my November card clubs:

The design for these cards was inspiried by Lynn Weiss, and her blog can be found at  Both cards use the Two by Two stamp which has been inked with Night of Navy ink and stamped on Whisper White card stock, and then cut out with the Labels Collection Framelits.  I used the colored pencils and blender pens to color in the picture.   The base cards  and piece behind the stamped image were done in Bashful Blue and Pretty in Pink.  The Bashful Blue was topped with a piece of Night of Navy, and the Pretty in Pink was topped with Melon Mambo both of  which were embossed with the Chevron embossing folder.  I used the Raspberry Ripple 3/8" stitched satin ribbon on the blue card, and the Gumball Green 3/8" stitched satin ribbon on the pink card.  The little baby tag on the bottom right of the card was made using the Tiny Tags stamp set and coordinating punch.
These cards were made using the Evergreen stamp set.  The base cards are River Rock and Wild Wasbi.  The River Rock card has been topped with a piece of Elegant Eggplant, and the Wild Wasbi card has been topped with a piece of Certainly Celery both of which have been embossed with Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder. On the River Rock/Elegant Eggplant card the Christmas tree outline has been stamped with Elegant Eggplant on Wisteria Wonder paper, and the Silent Night words have been embossed in gold on top.  I also sponged around the Wisteria Wonder paper with Elegant Eggplant.  On the Wild Wasbi/Certainly Celery card the filled-in treee image was stamped with Certainly Celery on Whisper White, and the  tree outline was stamped over the top with Wild Wasbi.  The sentiment at the bottom comes from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set which was punched with the Word Window punch, and outlined with a piece of Wild Wasbi which was punched with the Modern Label punch.  I sponged around the outside of the Whisper White paper with Wild Wasbi ink.

This card was made with the Joyous Celebrations and Merry Minis stamp sets and Holiday Frame embossing folder.  The base card is Real Red, and the Holiday Frame was made with Garden Green card stock.  The "Joy" was stamped with Real Red ink on Whisper White paper,and I also sponged around the Whisper White with the Real Red.  There is silver glitter paper which has been punched with the Oval Scallop, and behind that is a piece of red glitter paper which has been punched with the Large Oval punch.  The snowflake at the bottom was made with silver glitter paper and the snowflake sizzlit.  The little Christmas tree at the bottom was stamped with Garden Green on Whisper White and cut out with the coordinating pucnh.  The card was topped off with a little silver bow. 
If anyone not in one of the clubs would like to make these cards, I have room at my house on November 14.  The cost is $10, and I supply all of the material except adhesive.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Wedding Wishes

My nephew, Matthew, and his beautiful fiance, Carissa, are getting married later this afternoon, and this is the card I made.  The base card is basic black topped with red glitter paper, and a piece of wedding paper framed in the basic black, and punched with a corner heart punch I have.  The bride and groom hearts were made with the Stampin' Up! heart framelits. The bride heart was embossed with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder, and I also cut out a piece of silver glitter paper with the heart framelits to put behind the white bride heart, and topped it off with a rhinestone.   The forever and always sentiment at the bottom of the card is from the Loving Thoughts stamp set, and was stamped with versamark and embossed with silver embossing poweder.  The little red hearts on each side of the sentiment are red glitter paper punched with a small heart punch.  Congratulations, Matt & Carissa, and best wishes for a lifetime of happiness!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Angry Birds

I'm not sure if my stepson still plays that Angry Birds game, but his birthday is tomorrow, and this is the card I made.  Thank you to Valita Reynolds at for sharing her pattern for the red bird.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Card Clubs - October 2, 9, & 10, 2012

These are the cards we will make at the card clubs in October:

This card uses the Gently Falling and Layered Labels stamps sets.  The base card is daffodil delight.  The "For You" at the bottom of the card was stamped with cherry cobbler on whisper white, and then cut out with a framelit.  The ribbon behind the "For You" is the 1/8" taffeta ribbon in early espresso. There is a 3-1/4" layer of early espresso topped with a 3" layer of cherry cobber.  I punched out the white squares, and then stamped them with cherry cobbler and daffodil delight ink.  The edges have been sponged with early espresso. 

This card was inspired by one made by KimRothStamps on Splitcoaststampers and uses the Friendship Preseves stamp set and coordinating framelits.  The base card is chocolate chip which has been topped with a layer of island indigo which was embossed with the vintage wallpaper embossing folder.  The "Thanks a Bunch" stamp was stamped with island indigo on whisper white and cut out with the framelits, and then framed with a piece of chocolate chip paper that was cut out using the next larger framelit.  There is a small piece of designer series paper at the bottom with a whisper white ribbon to top it off.
This card, which uses the Merry Minis and Greetings of the Season stamp sets, was inspired by Lynn Starzl.  Lynn's creative blog can be seen at  The base card is marina mist which has been topped with a piece of whisper white.  I used the Merry Minis coordinating punch pack to punch out the decorations which were stamped in real red, marina mist, and old olive.  I also added some glitter to the stars in the corners.  The sentiment at the bottom was also stamped in marina mist.  The squares framing the mini decorations were created using the 3/4" and 1" circle, postage stamp, and scallop square punches. I topped the card off with a litttle red bow.
If anyone not in one of my card clubs would like to make these cards, I have room at my house on Wednesday, October 10.  I just ask that you let me know you are coming so I'm sure to have enough supplies.  Thank you!


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

September 4, 11, & 12, 2012 - Card Clubs

These are the cards that we will make for the card clubs on September 4, 11, & 12:

This card was inspired by the card on p. 29 in the new Stampin' Up! holiday catalog and uses the Perfecty Preserved stamp set and coordinating framelit dies.  I used cajun craze for the main card, and the first layer was lucky limeaid card stock which was cut with the window frames framelits, and then pierced with the coordinating piercing pack.  All of the stamping was done on whisper white card stock.  The canning jar and pear stem were done in early espresso, the canning jar top, flower, and wording were all done in cajun craze, and the pear was stamped in lucky limeaid.  The sentiment and sentiment background were both cut out using the itty bitty banner framelits.   I used a small piece of hemp for the bow in the upper left corner.
This card uses the new Googly Ghouls stamp set.  The base card is pumpkin pie card stock which has been topped with a piece of whisper white that was embosseed with the spider web folder and chalked with gray chalk.  All stamping was done on whisper white paper.  The sentiment is from the Wacky Wishes hostess stamp set and was stamped using pumpkin pie ink.  The witch and spider were stamped using basic black ink, and I colored the witch's face in with certainly celery marker.

This card was made using the Love & Sympathy stamp set.  The base card is bashful blue.  The first layer is choclate chip card stock which has been embossed with the petals-a-plenty embossing folder.  All stamping was done on whishper white card stock with chocolate chip ink.  I used a sponge dipped in chocolate chip ink to accent the edges of the whisper white card stock before mounting them on the bashful blue background pieces.  I used the beautiful wings embosslit to cut out both the bashful blue and chocolate chip colored butterflies.  I used the dotted ribbon border scallop punch to create the piece at the bottom of the card.  The 2-3/8" scallop circle punch was used on bashful blue card stock to create the border for the sentiment which was punched using the 1-3/4" circle punch.
I'm still experiencing some difficulty in getting really good pictures of the cards and believe that the cards look much better in person than they do on the computer screen.  If anyone not in the card club would like to make these cards, I still have room for a few more people at my house on Wednesday, September 12.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Happy Birthday Hubby

My husband is a great sport, and my biggest encourager and supporter when it comes to my hobbies.  Happy birthday, Hubby!  Hope you had a great day; you deserve it!!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

LNS Treasure Hunt Participants

The following Stampin' Up! Demonstrators are participating in the Treasure Hunt announced on my August 20 post.  All you have to do to enter for a chance to win $150 in free Stampin' Up! merchandise is copy this list, fill in the clue you find on at least 50 of the blogs, and email your answers to me at  (Please see my August 20 post for additional information.) 

2. Deborah Smart –
3. Brenda Hugar -
4. June Reister -
5. Jeannie Bushman -
6. Miriam Permut -
7. Lori Witt –
8. Trish Cortez –
9. Beverly Farmer -
10. Dawn Johnson –
11. Laurie Reaume -
12. Glenda Witt -
13. Penny Hanuszak -
14. Julie Fields -
15. Brenda Riehle -
16. Sue Root -
17. Siara Acdal -
18. Jane Dexter -
19. Nancy Amato -
20. Diana Soling -
21. Kimberly Morris -
22. Tobie Dreiling -
23. Janice Edmonds -
24. Carolyn Garland -
25. Tina Munzke -
26. Jen Webber -
27. Wendy Cranford -
28. Joni Metras -
29. Virginia Megin Gallagher -
30. Kris Sobolik -
31. Mary Campbell -
32. Denise Foor -
33. Doris Fryman -
34. Tanya Bell -
35. Elaine Wright -
36. Kimberly Salmonowicz -
37. Raissa Spatola -
38. Cal Bryson -
39. April Vicary -
40. Anne Marie Hile -
41. Cynthia Millan -
42. Jenny Wren -
43. Elin Kovash -
44. Katherine Roberts -
45. Leanna Kerr -
46. Kristina Carlson -
47. Phyllis Strickland -
48. Carolyn Bennett -
49. Jan Mata -
50 Keri Blake -
51. Jackie Watson -
52. Emma Lee -


Monday, August 20, 2012

Late Night Stampers Fall 2012 Treasurer Hunt

The Late Night Stampers are holding another Treasure Hunt starting August 20 and ending October 31, 2012.   Play for a chance to win $150 in free Stampin' Up! products.

Right after this box on 50 of the Late Night Stamper blogs (which are listed in the lower right corner of my blog under Late Night Stamper Web Ring) you will find a clue which will be a picture of a Stampin' Up! product.  Write down the name of the blog and the clue from 50 of the blogs.  Email your answers to me at: to be entered for a chance to win $150 in Stampin' Up! products from Late Night Stamper Founder Sherrill Graff in a drawing to be held on October 31, 2012.  For those that submit answers to me, I also plan to hold a drawing on October 31 where one lucky winner will win a prize from me (much smaller than what Sherrill is offering).  Good luck everyone!!  My clue is:

The Big Shot -- I just love it and find myself using it in some capacity for almost every card.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Card Clubs for August 7, 8, & 14, 2012

Below are the cards that we will be doing for the upcoming card clubs on August 7, 8, and 14:

This card was inspired by my Stampin' Up! pen pal Lauri Ingram, and her very creative blog can be found at  The card uses the Countryside stamp set which can be found on p. 85 in the big catalog.  The base card was done in certainly celery card stock and topped with always artichoke card stock that was embossed with the square lattice embossing folder.  I stamped the truck on whisper white paper and colored it in with ink from the top of the ink pad holder and blender pens along with a little outlining with markers.  The main color I used on the truck was cajun craze.  I lightly sponged around the whisper white with always artichoke and framed it with a piece of certainly celery.  I followed the same technique for the rooster and framed it with cajun craze.  The "just for you" comes from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, and it was punched with the curly label punch.

This card was inspired by Lynn Put on Splitcoaststampers, and Lynn's amazing blog can be found at  The card uses the Create a Cupcake stamp set on p. 49 in the big catalog along with the coordinating punch which can be found on p. 185.  The base card uses tempting turquoise topped with melon mambo which has been embossed with the dots embossing folder.  Each of the cupcake pieces was stamped on whisper white in tempting turquoise, melon mambo, and daffodil delight and then punched out and adhered to another piece of whisper white which was framed with tempting turquoise.  It appears that the daffodil grossgrain ribbon at the bottom has been replaced in the new catalog with something just slightly different.  The little flowers at the top of the cupcake were punched out of card stock using one of the itty bitty shape punches. 

This card uses the Wonderfall stamp set found on p. 33 in the new holiday catalog along with the cooridinating Autumn Accents Bigz die, and woodgrain embossing folder.  The base card uses daffodil delight card stock.  The piece that was embossed with the woodgrain embossing folder and placed on the lefthand side of the card is soft suede card stock.  I cut the leaves out of very vanilla card stock with the Bigz die before stamping with raspberry ripple, gumball green, and soft suede.  The sentiment at the bottom comes from Itty Bitty Banners stamp set on p. 134 in the big catalog, and has been cut out with the bitty banners framelits shown on p. 191 in the big catalog.  In the class we will make one card with an actual button, and one card from a button made out of paper, crystal effects, and the Button, Button stamp set on p. 100.

If anyone not in one of the clubs would like to make these cards, I still have room at my house on August 8.  The cost is $10, and I supply all materials except the adhesive.  Hope everyone is having a great summer!  Looking forward to seeing  you all soon,.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Paying it Forward

A special thank you to Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Beverly Farmer from Maryland, as well as my card club members, Sarah Cole, Charlene Goodliff, and Marianne Haas, for donating get well cards for a Paying it Forward Project I announced several weeks ago.  Below is just a small sample of the many cards these ladies put together to be sent to Strong Hospital in Rochester, NY., for the nurses to give out to sick children at their discretion.  I will be dropping the cards off at my daughter, Beth's, house this weekend, and she works on a pediatric cardiac floor at Strong.  All of the cards look awesome!! Thank you, ladies, for donating your time and talents to brighten the day of a sick child. 

Friday, June 29, 2012

Card Club - July 3, 10, & 11, 2012

This card was inspired by Cheryl Garratt, and Cheryl's very creative blog can be found at  This card uses the Kindness Matters and En Francais stamp sets, the Framed Tulip Embossing Folder, and the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.  The base card uses pacific point card stock, and the background paper is daffodil delight stamped with early espresso.  The Kindness Matters stamp set is stamped on the ivory paper with the early espresso, and the butterflies have been colored in with the colored pencils.  In addition to the border sheet of early espresso around the ivory paper, I also sponged a bit of early espresso around the edges of the ivory paper. 

This card uses the Open Sea and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets.  The base card is crumb cake card stock topped with a piece of night of navy that has been embossed with the stripes embossing folder.  The ship log was stamped on crumb cake card stock using night of navy ink and framed with a piece of real red card stock.  The globe was stamped on the whisper white card stock prior to stamping over the top with the night of navy.  I used the modern label punch to provide the real red background for the sentiment, and the sentiment was stamped with night of navy on whisper white prior to using the word window punch.  Circle punches were also used after stamping the ship and anchor.   I also used a piece of baker's twine at the top of the log and threaded it through the anchor circle.

The third card we will do for the card club will be the graduation card that I posted on June 23.

I have room at my house on July 11 if anyone that is not a club member would like to join us to make cards. The cost is $10, and I just ask that you bring your own adhesive and let me know that you will be coming. Thank you!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Graduation Card

I didn't receive the Pure Gumption stamp set in time for my June card club, but I did manage to create this card using the set along with the owl builder punch, 1-1/4" square punch, 2-1/2 circle punch, and star sizzix die.  The base card is real red, and I stamped on whisper white with basic gray.  The circle, stars, and one border are all in daffodil delight.  The outside border is in basic gray.  I sponged around the whisper white with a little real red ink to make it pop slightly.  It's difficult to tell in the picture, but I used the new paper piercing tools to punch a small design on the owl's belly.  I used two of the basic gray squares to create the little graduation cap at the top.  The tassle consists of a brad and the bakers twine.  Congraulations to all of the new 2012 Graduates!!   

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Card Clubs - June 5, 12 & 13, 2012

Hard to believe that June is upon us and 2012 is almost half over.  Below are the cards that we will be making in the card clubs on June 6, 12, and 13.  I have room at my house on June 13 if anyone that is not a club member would like to pay $10 to just make the cards.  The $10 fee is waived if you end up placing a $35 order. 



These cards were made using the Hello Doily background and Word Play stamp sets.  I think that the Hello Doily background makes a very pretty background setting for almost any sentiment.  The shower/wedding card was prepared in elegant eggplant and whisper white, and the graduation and/or inspirational card was made in cherry cobbler and whisper white.  Both cards use the scallop dotted ribbon at the bottom.

This card was inspired by Vicki Burdick at Splitcoaststampers and uses the Make a Monster stamp set.  The base card is soft suede, the background color is real red, and I stamped on the whisper white.  Two buttoms offset the sentiment at the bottom.

The card was inspired by Julie Hoffman at Splitcoaststampers, and Julie's blog can be fouind at  It's a little bit difficult to see in the picture, but this card uses the elegant bouquet embossing folder.  I colored the center of the flowers in using a black marker.  The butterlies were made using the Beautiful Wings embosslit die and the pearl accents.  The sentiment at the bottom was stamped in basic black and comes from the Loving Thoughts stamp set. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Graduation Card

I have made a ton of these graduation cards over the last several years using a Cuttlebug embossing folder and Sizzix dress up dies.  I love personalizing them for male/female using different hair styles and colors as well as different background or gown colors depending on the school colors. 

Monday, May 28, 2012

Birthday Card for a Child

The orange background for this card was embossed with a Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder.  The balloon was punched out with a Sizzix die, and stamped with the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.   The clown is from one of the first Stampin' Up! sets I purchased back in the 1990s, and I'm not even sure what the name of the set is any more.  It's one of those oldies but goodies that I really like and still use when I'm making birthday cards for children.  I make the birthday cards for the children in our Jr. Church Program, and this happens to be one of the cards that I sent to one of those children. 

Friday, May 25, 2012

Stampin' Up! Fabric

In addition to the best rubber stamps around, Stampin' Up! now offers some of the prettiest fabric that coordinates with our papers and rubbers stamps. This little guy, Calvin, was made with Comfort Cafe Stampin' Up! fabric.  Calvin was made by Shirley over at  I ordered Calvin as a surprise for my good friend and coworker Adele (who collects owls) on Tuesday, and had him by Thursday.  He is absolutely adorable and very well made.  Thank you, Shirley, for the great service!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

LNS Treasure Hunt Winnings

Here is a picture of what Patrice Haskell won from the LNS Treasure Hunt Drawing held May 15 -- a rose red ink pad, a complete sample of all of the 1/2" scallop dots ribbons, and a 6 X 6 pad of designer series paper.  Thanks to all who participated.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Late Night Stampers Treasure Hunt Results

Four people submitted entries in the Late Night Stampers Treasure Hunt, and I am pleased to announce that the winner is Patrice Haskell from Belmont, New York.  I am packing to leave for a conference early in the morning, but I will plan to post pictures of the winnings over the weekend.  Congratulations Patrice!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Late Night Stampers Treasure Hunt Participants

A few other demonstrators listed the participants in the Late Night Stampers Treasure Hunt so I thought I would to.  It definitely makes it a little easier to participate.  I have had two people already submit lists, and they will be entered in a drawing to win a prize from me on May 15.  If you become a follower on my blog in addition to submitting a list, I will enter your name in the drawing twice. 

  • Lori Witt
  • Miriam Permut
  • Brenda Rigby Riehle
  • Deborah Smart
  • Jane Dexter
  • Stacy Royster
  • Karel Standish
  • Sara Bracht
  • Elin Kovash
  • Penny Hanuszak
  • Jeannie Bushman
  • Bev Gomez
  • Sherrill Graff
  • Lorie Ballard
  • Karen Biefeld
  • Beverly Farmer
  • Jackie Watson
  • Laurie Reaume
  • Jen Ward
  • Brenda Hugar
  •  Tammy Davis
  • Monday, April 30, 2012

    Late Night Stampers Web Ring Treasurer Hunt

    Are you ready to have some fun, check out some fabulous Stampin' Up! Demostrator blogs, and have a chance to win a prize from me?! It's SO easy! You'll notice that I have an earlier post listing partcipants in the Late Night Stampers Web Ring. On it is a list of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who belong to the Late Night Stampers Group. When you click on a name, it will take you to that person's SU! blog.  When you see this picture (above) you'll know that they are taking part in this Treasure Hunt, and they will have a clue on their page.

    Once you've collected 20 different clues, email me at, listing the 20 clues and corresponding blog name, and you'll be entered to win a fabulous prize from me!!

    Here's my clue:

    The Big Shot, which happens to be one of my favorite tools.

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    Card Clubs - May 1, 8 & 9, 2012

    This will be the beginning of a new card club that will meet at my house on May 1 & 9.  We still have room on both nights so if you would like to join the club, please let me know.  May 8 will be the last night of a club that meets in Wellsville, and I believe they plan to start back up again in June.  Below are the cards we will be doing:

    This card was inspiried by Patty Gorka on Splitcoaststamers, and Patty also has a very inspiring blog at  This card was made with the Inspired by Nature and Sincere Salutations stamp sets.  I colored directly on the stamp with early espresso, daffodil delight, and always artichoke markers and stamped the image on whisper white card stock.  The paper behind the whisper white is always artichoke which has been punched with the eyelet border punch.  The base card is daffodil delight and the left side of the card has been scored with the simply scored tool. 

    I actually came up with this card myself, and I used the Best Dad Ever stamp set along with the Sizzix star and button dies.  I colored directly on the stamp with old olive, not quite navy, and cajun craze markers, and stamped the image on whisper white card stock with a background of not quite navy.  The button was made with not quite navy card stock and a little hemp twine.  The stars were cut from cajun craze card stock.  It's difficult to tell in the picture, but I restamped the center tie in cajun craze, cut it out and applied it to the previously stamped image with dimensionals.  The Best Dad Ever stamp set comes with a few different sentiments if you do not need a Father's Day card.

    This card was inspired by my Stampin' Up! pen pal, Lauri Ingram.  Lauri also has a very creative and inspiring blog at  The base card uses pretty in pink card stock which has been topped with vellum that was embossed with the dots and punched with the eyelet punch.  The sentiment from the Bring on the Cake stamp set was stamped with certainly celery on pretty in pink with a strip of certainly celery behind it.  The flower was created with the Build a Blossum stamp set and punch.  The petals were created by stamping pretty in pink on whisper white and then punching them out.  To finish the card off, the petals were sprinkled with dazzling details glitter.  The picture just doesn't do this card justice.

    Sunday, April 22, 2012

    Administrative Professionals' Day - April 25, 2012

    I work in the Allegany County Board of Legislators Office and believe that my office has the best, nicest, and most efficient staff in the entire County Compex.  Administrative Professionals' Day on April 25 presents a wonderful opportunity to show the women in my office how much I appreciate them.  I'm hoping to take a dessert in for break, then it will be my treat for a lunch of Chinese takeout, and these are the cards that I made to give the amazing women in my office:

    All of the cards were made with the Array of Sunshine hostess stamp set and the designer series paper, ribbon, and brads out of the Sale-e-bration catalog.  

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012

    Awesome Web Ring - Late Night Stampers

    I became a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in July 2011, and I have found the Late Night Stampers to be among the most creative, supportive, and fun-loving stampers around.  Click on the link above to join the fun that all starts at Sherrill Graff's blog.  

    Sunday, April 15, 2012

    Retiring Stamp Sets

    Every year Stampin' Up! retires some of its stamp sets, and this year is no exception.  The sets that will be retiring can be viewed directly on my website at:, or just click on the link below.  Please note that these sets will be available in limited quantities until May 31.  Although they can be included on your monthly card club orders, I can't guarantee that they will still be available when that order is placed.

    Saturday, April 14, 2012

    Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack



    Save up to 60%. Check out the latest additions to the Clearance Rack.  Punches, albums, Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper and so much more! Clearance rack items can be ordered directly from my website, or I would also be happy to place your order for you.   Some of the deals are too good to pass up.  Hurry as quantities are limited.

    Stampin' Up! Demonstrators - Late Night Stampers Web Ring