Thankful for Hoarding!

I am one of those stampers who just cannot seem to get rid of anything!  This week we are working on Thank you cards for all of the amazing gifts we have received.   This set seems perfect for my 6 yo son’s cards!  These sets are dated 2001 and 2002!  It is a super simple and easily mass produced card.


Stamp Sets: Cheery chat, Crayon Kids

Ink: Real Red, Pacific Point

Cardstock: Real Red, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White


My first Mojo Monday Submission!


I needed a card for Brandon to send as a thank you for a recent interview.  And…thought it would be a good opportunity to make my first submission to a challenge I’ve followed for the last few years.  Mojo Monday!  Jump over and check out all of the talented artists there!  You won’t be disappointed!

Stamp Set: World Map

Ink: Stazon Ink, Cherry Cobbler

Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Retired DSP Nautical Expedition

Accessories: Gold Brads (retired), Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine


I’m Back!

Hey Everyone!

After playing around with a couple of other blog options – I’m right back where I started.  I will be back to regularly posting and sharing stories about the kids and all the things going on in our lives and all of the Stampin Up news you have always loved!

The kids are getting bigger and bigger.  Brandon has completed his service to the US Marine Corp.  So glad to have him home!  Austin is now 20 and loving his new job just minutes from home, Caitlyn will be graduating from High School in June and her dance team is currently preparing for Nationals in Orlando!

And “Baby” Logan turned 4 last week!  We are preparing for his birthday party…Batman themed!  Watch for lots of pics!!




Motley Monsters Candy Corn

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and it’s right around the corner! I like to send cards to all of my nieces and nephews since most of them are under the age of 10 and hardly ever get mail. Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting Halloween card ideas for you to share with your friends and family. This card I made for a demonstrator swap last month. I CASE’d (Copy and Share Everything) from a board on Pinterest. I apologize I don’t know who the original creator is.


Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, Motley Monsters DSP, Basic Black, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Basic Black
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories: Word Window punch, Petite Pennants Builder Punch, 2″ Circle, 1 3/4″ scallop punch, decorative dots Textured Embossing Folder, dimensionals

Welcome Back!

I apologize for being incognito the last few months. This summer had a lot of twists and turns in my personal life and my stamping/scrapbooking was forced to the side for a while. BUT I am back…I’m ready and raring to get you motivated and excited for the upcoming holidays!


This is my favorite Christmas Card. We made this initially at a workshop in 2006 where my sister was the demonstrator and I was the hostess! I have made it every year. The trick is to send it to the ‘newbies’ on my list that way I know I’m not sending something they have already gotten!
it’s hard to see in the picture but the white is edged in dazzling details so it sparkles like crazy!