Monday, November 12, 2012

The weather outside is frightful.......

...........but Paper Crafters Sampler is SO DELIGHTFUL!

This month we have all focused on Christmas - What fun!  I had so much fun with this card - nothing says warmth on a cold winter day like a cup of hot cocoa.

I have a little sneak peek for your enjoyment ;)

Head on over to Paper Crafters Sampler to check it out - if you decide to join up, tell Mel that Regina sent you.  Use the code PCSRC.

Friday, October 26, 2012

A SPOOK- tacular Sale!!!!

Wow, I'm excited and I hope you will be too when you hear about this great promotion for October 29th:

  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.

This means all stamps in the current catalogs including  
  • Background stamps
  • Personalized name stamps
  • Cookie press stamps
  • Single stamps

This DOES NOT include  
  • Hostess sets
  • Bundled stamp sets (stamps bundled with dies, etc.)
  • Digital stamp brush sets

  • There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.
  • OH YES - You read that right -----there are SINGLE STAMPS!!!  Lookie:

    Attention Local Gals!!!!
    I am going to sweeten the offer - for everyone that purchases a minimun of $25 (after 15% off and before shipping and handling) - I will enter your name into the drawing to be the mystery hostess.  If you purchase $50 - your name gets entered twice...and so on and so on.....

    Email me right away with your wish list  - I can get things ready to order for you on Monday.  I will place one order on Monday at 9:00 pm - if you want to be in the drawing for the hostess benefits - please send me your order before then.

    OR - you can order directly through my online store (you can't be added into the drawing for hostess benefits because I have to order all of that in one order) by clicking HERE.

    Saturday, October 20, 2012


    Boo who? 


    Yes, You!  ;)

    I have a sneak peek of a project that I made for this month's Paper Crafter's Sampler to share with you......And BOY - did I ever have fun putting it together!!!!

    Do you want to take a sneaky peeky?  Ok...... :)

    Head on over to Paper Crafter's Sampler if you would like to join up in the fun - and if you decide to subscribe, be sure to tell Mel that Regina sent you - use the code PCSRC.

    Toodles Stamping Friends!!!

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012

    An Acorn Hop

    HI All!!

    The designers from Paper Crafters Sampler have teamed up and did a blog hop for you!  In the Autumn Amidst issue, there is an amazing acorn template.....and we all did our "take" on it. 
    If you just came from Lisa's Blog, you are on the right track.  Don't worry - if this is your first stop on the can continue through and not miss a thing.  Just follow the links. 

    I took the template very literal. ;)  Wanna see?

    Here is a closer look at the leafy fun at the top!!!

    This was so much fun putting together -

    Next stop for you is Tiffany Bauer's blog.

    Monday, September 24, 2012

    Amidst Autumn

    Hey Everybody!!!!

    Guess what?  It is that time again!!!  Time for another Sneeky Peeky of The Paper Crafters Sampler!!!!

    I had a TON of fun whipping up my project this month!!!  Wanna take a peek?

    Head on over to The Paper Crafters Sampler and check it out - if you decide to sign up and join the fun, be sure to tell Melanie that Regina sent you.  Use the code PCSRC please :)

    Have a wonderful day!

    Saturday, August 18, 2012

    I do.......

    Hi All!

    I have a sneak peek for the New Paper Crafters Sampler -Sublime Nuptials.

    Here is a sneak peek of what I contributed this month:

    Head on over to Paper Crafters Sampler and tell Melanie that Regina sent you.  If you decide to subscribe, use the code PCSRC when you join up.

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

    July Paper Crafter's Sampler

    Hi All!!

    Wow - LOOOOONNNNGGGG time no talk, huh?  I really need to quit that!  ;)

    But, today I have some FUN stuff to share!!

    The July Paper Crafter's Sampler is up and ready to go!  And this month's theme was SUPER fun!
    Check it out:

    Here is the sample of what I shared for this issue. 

    Head on over to Paper Crafter's Sampler and tell Mel that Regina sent you.  If you decide to join in on the fun, use the code PCSRC.

    Sunday, June 10, 2012

    Pen and Post

    Hi All!!

    Long time, no see, huh?  Sorry about that....... :/

    But I am coming today with a sneak peek of the new Paper Carfters Sampler - Pen and Post.  There are some super fun projects this month!!!

    Here is a snippet of what I contributed:

    And here is a little teaser of what this issue has to offer:  :)

    Head on over to Paper Crafters Sampler and tell Melanie that Regina sent you - if you decide to subscribe, use the code PCSRC - thanks!!!

    Have a wonderful day -

    Sunday, April 15, 2012

    Retirement looks good on you!


    I can't believe we are on the heels of another new Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog---With that always comes the RETIREMENT LIST!!

    Click HERE to download the list of retiring stamps.
    Contact me right away to order your favorites before they are gone forever.......

    I will be offering severe discounts for my sample sets that are on this list....stay tuned :)

    Saturday, April 14, 2012

    Make Mine Vintage!

    Hi All!

    Guess what??  It is time for another issue from Paper Crafters Sampler!  And it is all about vintage this month.....swoon......

    Here is a snipet from some samples this month in the issue

    Here is a closer look at my sample I submitted this month:

    Be sure to head over to Paper Crafters Sampler - if you decide to join up in the fun, be sure to use the code PCSRC and tell Melanie that Regina sent you.

    OH - ONE MORE THING --- I want to tell you about the bonus template - a corset - HELLO!!  D.A.R.L.I.N.G.!!  I can not wait to make one for myself!  Check it out:

    Well - have a wonderful day!

    Friday, April 6, 2012

    There's a Party Goin' On Right Here.......

    ........A Suess A Bration.......that comes around once a year! 

    Oh Boy......I couldn't resist!  lol ;)

    What I have to share today is a scrapbook layout I made a few weeks ago.  My daughter's school had a week long celebration for Dr. Suess' birthday.  Everyday they were to wear/do something different.....I thought it would be fun to document it.

    I got my inspiration from a layout I saw online or on Pinterest.  I spend so many hours online looking for inspiration researching that I sometimes get something in my head and forget exactly where I saw it.  Wanna see it?

    That about sums up today - off to get some work done.....{{sigh}} - UGH is more like it......I just want to create or "research"  lol!!!

    Have a wonderful day!

    Wednesday, April 4, 2012

    Prizes ALL Around!!!

    Hi All!!

    If you are on my email list - last week I sent an email that it would be the last order of Sale A Bration......and I was offering up a drawing for a special Sale A Bration prize.  Well......To thank all of you that placed an order......


    Thank you All!!!!

    Saturday, March 31, 2012

    Did YOU leave this comment on my tea pot Blog Hop for Paper Crafters Sampler?????

    Anonymous said... how you got your sure succeeded! And your embellishments really compliment your teapot. Thanks for entering me into your drawing...

    If you did........YOU WON the March Issue of Paper Crafters Sampler!!!
    Melanie already has your information and will contact you for your issue - I would LOVE to see what you do with your tea pot template or any other project from the issue -

    Tuesday, March 27, 2012

    PCS High Tea Blog Hop

    *NOTE – High Tea blog hop officially starts March 28th so if you’re here a little early, be sure to come back and see all of the projects the PCS design team has created for you.

    Welcome to the Paper Crafters Sampler “High Tea” blog hop featuring our 3D teapot template from the March issue of the Paper Crafters Sampler entitled, “Orange Blossom Tearoom”.

    With the current trend of tea images in the paper crafting world, it only seemed appropriate to offer a tea-related template, and that is our newest “High Tea” 3D, teapot.

    Now-a-days, teapot come in so many sizes and shapes, it was easy to select one for my inspiration. What did you think of what I’ve created ?

    I took my inspiration from pictures of Vintage French Enamelware Coffee Pots - I think they look more like modern day tea pots ;)  Here is my inspiration photo:

    I did a fun little technique to get mine spotty and shiney :)  I first cut out the template and then went to town.  This template was very easy to put together and super fun!!  Here are some shots of it:

    The lid even comes OFF!!!  And there is an opening in the spout to pour treats out of!

    I had SO much fun embellishing this beauty!  Here is a close up of the flowers and hopefully a better picture of the finish of the tea pot :

    There sure are some AWESOME tea pots on this tour - make sure to make your complete round through the tour.  If you started here, you can make the full round and end up here.

    Make sure you visit all the design team members' blogs for fabulous ideas! As a "thank you", each design team member will randomly pick a winner to receive the Orange Blossom Tearoom issue for FREE! To enter, leave a comment on our hop posts by Friday. And join in the fun of making your own teapot!

    Now, feel free to go back and take another at  Tiffany Bauer's teapot images or select the “Click Here” button before and hop on over to Karen Squire's  blog.  
    I would love to know what you think of my tea pot - have a wonderful tour!


    Monday, March 26, 2012

    Have I told You Lately........

    .....that I love this designer series paper???

    I can't believe that it is available for such a short time - Sale a Bration Rocked!!  Only a few more days left.

    I decided to do something a little different with the ribbon that is in the Everyday Enchantment collection.  We curled it like curly ribbon in club last month, I heated it with my heat tool wrapped around a pencil for the Limoge Trinket box a post or two earlier.  Wonder what I did with today's post????  Hmmmm.....

    Well I have a scrapbook layout to share today.  I have VERY few pictures of my daughter and I together because I am the one always behind the lense......but one day I handed my camera to the hubby and he clicked a few pictures for me.  So I had to scrap it, right?  lol  Wanna see?

    I just swoon over this pack of paper - {{sigh}}

    Take a closer look at the flowers.  I used the mixed bunch punch and various flower dies in my big shot.

    Did you see it??  Did you?
    What I did with the ribbon???

    Go back up and look again - now do you see?

    Yes - I pierced circles on my layout and used the sale a bration ribbon to stitch on the layout.  cute?  right?

    Well, thanks for checking in on me today - now to getr the little one out to the bus stop :)

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012

    Will you put it with a Fox?

    Or will you put it in this box?

    Sorry {blush} - could't resist.  :)

    I bet you are really wondering where I am going with this........I know I sure would be.....LOL

    Well - I have still been tinkering with the templates from Paper Crafters Sampler Library and I had to try one of the Limoge Trinket Boxes from 2011 Christmas Issue.  I mean -I had to - how could you not want to try one of these awesome boxes?

    So - You wanna see my version of the Limoge Trinket Box?  I would love to share it with you.

    I am really  - I mean REALLY - gonna miss the Sale A Bration designer series paper, Everyday Enchantment.  It is just so beautiful!

    And not to mention that there is a coordinating pack of brads and organza ribbon that you can also get for FREE!  Here is a closer shot of the flower on top. 

    Did you see that curled up ribbon?  I took the ribbon and taped the end to a pencil (it was closest - looking for a round dowel rod was out of the question - lol!) and spiralled (is that a word?) it around the pencil and taped the other end to the pencil.  Then I pulled out my trusty Heat tool and heated it up.  Let it cool and took off pencil - PERFECT - cool curled ribbon.  {{luv}}

    I would love your thoughts on this cutie -