Saturday, August 25

September Promotion....FALL FRENZY

Spend $30 on regular priced merchandise, you will qualify to purchase one the six following sets at 30 percent off!*

Choose from:

Item Page Number Description Discounted Price
109284 29 Haunting Halloween $13.27
109373 108 Autumn Fest $16.77
109421 91 Elementary Essentials $19.57
110366 17 Stem Silhouettes** $22.37

For every $30 you get to purchase one set at 30% off. The more you spend the more you save!

**Holiday Mini Collection 2007

Promotion is valid from September 1-30, 2007.

SIP Kits - What is that?

SIP = Stamps-Ink-Paper
Kits = Makes it easy to purchase the above without the hassle of tons of decisions!

HERE to see the kits that I have put together to attract new and advanced stampers alike! Not only is there a "bonus" but I will throw in templates for each of the kits.

Kit #1 will receive a template of 10 quick card layouts and 10 quick scrapbook layouts.

Kit #2 will receive a template of 10 quick cards.

Kit #3 will receive a template of 20 page layouts from our last scrapbook class (Winter Bright 6x6 Scrapbook that is shared here).

Call me at 269-689-7006 or email me at with the subject title "SIPS KITS" if you are interested in purchasing. I do take non-credit card paypal at too! Oh...and I will even direct ship to your home!

Today is going to be a busy day for my business!

It's been a while since I have updated this site but I plan on making that up today! :o)

I bought a lateral filing cabinet from work yesterday and today will be a day of re-organizing and playing! I have to make a trip to Battle Creek today to drop off a swap that I totally spaced on! Then I will be taking pics of our full scrapbook and upload those too! The girls absolutely loved it! As a matter of fact one is going to make 3 more as Christmas gifts. My mom was so in love with the Winter Bright Simply Scrappin' Kit that she ordered one too!

So plan on getting a lot of emails today! :o) Enjoy, have fun and you can CASE any of these ideas today! I am off to get busy now. Be back later to post some more! :o)

Oh...I will be putting together some BLOG candy for 500 hits! I will post a pic of the BLOG candy, you comment on that post and when we hit 500 I will have my grandson pull a name out of the hat for those who left a comment!

Friday, August 17

Round Robin Swap is Official!

I sent out an email earlier to the participants!

Here is the list of participants...
1. Connie (moved to the front of the pack as she is leaving on vacation)
2. Natalie
3. Carol
4. Judy
5. Diane
6. Georgia
7. Theresa

Please try to get your embellishment(s) done in three days and ship to the next person on the list! I have included an extra card for a girl that lives in Austria! She wanted to participate but due to the cost of shipping via air mail to and from Austria I figured we could make her a card and I would send it to her! :o)

I am excited about this as it is the first kind of swap of any kind that I have hosted! I can't wait to see what your creative minds have come up with!

Star-Studded Season Swap Card

Here I come a-blogging, a-blogging, a-blogging
Here I come a-blogging all day long!

Okay, so maybe I am a little short in the mind today! It has been fast and furious these past couple of weeks and I will be so ready when Monday comes and we can get back to normal living. Normal? Did I say normal? Is there such a thing! :o)

I did a swap tonight that I will be mailing out on Monday. I used items from the new Holiday Mini Collection 2007.

Stamps: Star-Studded Season
Paper: Very Vanilla, Purely Pomegranate
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Moss gingham ribbon, Holiday Harmony DS Paper

Thursday, August 16

We are back safe and sound!

We had a wonderful time visiting my in-laws in Memphis. All six boys and girls made it along with mom and dad. Talk about overcrowding! LOL There were 25 of us in the house most of the time. It was so hot....HOW HOT WAS IT? It is over 100 most days with heat index of 115! We could let the little ones out to play from 8-10 am then back in the house. We went to the mall one night and at 10 pm it was 97! Just sweating thinking about it!

I am prepped for the big scrapbook stamp camp this Saturday. I have to get 5 cards made tonight for the 10-10 swap that my downline holds once a month so I can delivery them tomorrow. I also need to work on a full card swap from the new mini that is due to ship out on Monday.

My MIL and DIL will be visiting Sunday evening, staying the night and taking off Monday morning when we leave for work so this is another busy week for us until next Monday! I am so thankful that they will be able to stop for the evening to visit. We have not seen mom in about 4 years and 2 years since seeing dad. It's great to have that time together...I have some AWESOME in-laws! They are wonderful God-fearing people who accept you for who you are. They don't try to change you and they don't condemn you. That is hard to come by for in-laws! Thank you Lord! :o)

Tuesday, August 7

Ready for vacation!

I am not sure how often I will be on in the next week. James and I are headed for Memphis, Tennessee for his immediate family reunion. Mom, Dad and Jerry have already hit the road from Arizona, we are leaving very early tomorrow morning, Art and Ronda will be pulling out of Wisconsin on Friday morning, and Angie and Greg will be flying out of Phoenix late Thursday night. The only one not showing is Dawn as she couldn't get away for more than two days from Wisconsin. I know it takes us about 12 hours to drive down and they are further north than us.

Here is one more added treat for the 6 x 6 scrapbook that we will be doing August 18! Enjoy!

Saturday, August 4

Christmas Scrapbook Stamp Camp Prep

Today I am prepping for the Christmas Scrapbook Stamp Camp in two weeks. What a blast I am having playing with the new Winter Bright Simply Scrappin' Kit!

We will be doing 20 pages and I know there is going to be LOTS left for them to add more to their scrapbook if they want! The sample one I am putting together now is going to be my reveal gift to my secret sister at church in December! :o)

Is it worth the increase in price? I would have to say yes! Oh those textured papers are so nice and the stickers are definitely easily repositionable. Here is a sneak peek to what we will be doing! I don't want to add a lot here because I want the girls to be surprised by how nice the pages turn out!

I got 20 pages done...and what do I have left? 2 full sheets of textured cardstock, 3 sheets of pattern paper, 5 half sheets of 12 x 12 and tons of adhesive diecuts! So I am going to have a little something to eat and then throw together some cards with the left overs. Hmmm, and if you use whisper white for your many do you think I can make with what is left!

Round Robin Swap!

I am hosting a Round Robin Swap! What is that????

I will start out with making full cards for each player. I will send those to the first person on the list who will add an embellishment or two (cardstock layers, ribbon, stamping, brads, eyelets, etc.). When they are finished they will send the cards to the next person on the list. The cards will continue to make their way through the list of participants. When the last person has added their embellishments they will send the cards back to me. I will then in turn send each of the participants one of the cards.

If you would like to sign up please email me at to be added to the list. Minimum of 5, maximum of 8 players! Sign up by AUGUST 15. Cards will be sent to the first player, Natalie, on August 20. Each player will have three days to complete their portion of the cards.

There are currently 3 players! Come join the fun! :o)