Tuesday, March 31, 2009

In case you are interested...

Hey Girls, I am having a Mary Kay party here next Friday night (april 10th) If you are interested in anything let me know! I will ship FREE to you...you just pay for the product!! Check out the brochure here...www.marykay.com/triplej

I can take your CC#, paypal (add a buck or 2 for fees) or money order/check if mailed sooner than later!!

ANY questions, LET ME KNOW!

ALSO, if you live near me, you are MORE THAN welcome to come and get pampered and enjoy a night out! Just let me know!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

It's just another MOJO monday...

Yup and I got my card done today!!

Here is the MOJO Monday sketch here..................................

I thought Today's sketch was just fantastic. It seemed springy to me...not sure why!

I used some Always DSP and Regal Rose and Pumpkin Pie paper to make this! See I can't get out of the orange...

I went shopping this past weekend and EVERY store had ORANGE everywhere!! Who knew Orange and Pink looked so great together!! (Sandy...ORANGE!! I will make you LOVE LOVE IT!! hee hee)

I kinda wish I had done the Rose ribbon instead but this isn't too bad. How can you be mad at a name like Chocolate Chip??!!

I even took out my Pun Fun stamp set. I think this is the 2nd time I used it.

Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Paper Peirced Chick!

Hello all!

I want to apologize for not being on the ball last week. I have had a lot going on and actually got a bit overwhelmed. This week is another full week but I plan to posting atleast 3 times or more!!

Here is a quick card I made for my blogger challenge for March. It was to paper peirce and make it 3D...I hope I pass!!

Sorry for being so late...but it is still March ( i think!!)

I used some leftover SAB paper/ribbon and Bashful Blue cardstock. The egg piece is pop dotted! I need to use the SAMJ (stamp a ma jig) to make the happy Easter in the right bottom corner a darker color tho!

Well Enjoy and Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

I have been awarded!!

My friend Teresa, has given me this great reward! I want to thank her so much! I enjoy visiting her blog (CHECK IT OUT HERE!)

I want to pass this on to a few of my favorite blogs...which is VERY hard to narrow down!

1. Correen
2. Sandy
3. Jennifer
4. Tessa
5. Cheri
6. Jen
7. Jen2

Be sure to pass it along to some of your favorite blogs!!

Friday, March 27, 2009


I need to make a card for an upcoming Christening. I do not have any stamps that would work for what I have in my mind so I used the star from Eastern Bloom set and my Stamp a Ma Jig (OH i have had this for years and never really took it out...i figured out how to use it!! yeah!) to make a cross.

I need to make another one since this is NOT what I had in my mind but I am sure I can use for something!!

SO back to the drawing table today!!

Enjoy this one for now!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

It is MOJO Monday!!

and it is still Monday!!

I spent the afternoon cleaning my craft room and have plans to scrapbook tonight but wanted to do the Mojo Monday challenge first!!

I took out my Raspberry Tart paper (OH YUM!) to make this card! I really am LOVING the Cameo Coral cardstock, ink, marker... It is that pinkish that is not pinkish...to me!

Here is the challenge sketch

and my take on it!!

I did leave the sentiment off so I can put what I want when I need a card!!

Echoes of Kindness stamp set
Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral and Whisper White cardstock
Raspberry Tart DSP
Old Olive and Cameo Coral markers
Scallop Edge punch
Rose Red grosgrain ribbon

Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

New Blog Layout

As you can see, I have decided I needed to go to 3 columns on my blog layout. ALL Stampin' Up! related information will be on the left hand side and all other will stay on right. There are not alot of backgrounds for me to choose with this layout design so I won't be able to change it monthly like I have been. Please enjoy the Easter background for a few weeks!

Thank you stopping by my blog!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Occasions is coming!!

In the next week, the Occasions mini will be in your mailbox (my customers) You have seen some sneak peaks in the last few posts and your turn to order these fantastic sets is just around the corner!!

On top of that...there are some great promotions to go along with the mini!


Spend $40 on Occasions Mini Catalog products and choose any one item from the "Under $10" page in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog for free.


Hold a workshop of $150 or more and choose any one item from the "Under $10" page in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog for free.

Contact me today to schedule your APRIL Stampin’ Up! workshop or catalog party.

Three Easy Payments for the Starter Kit

Join Stampin' Up! from now through April 30th and take advantage to the 3 Easy Payment Plan!! This is a great way to get started by spreading the starter kit payment out for 3 months!

REMEMBER, RIGHT NOW throught March 31st, the Starter Kit is ONLY $169 and you get a FREE stamp set of your choice! (April 1st it goes back to the original price of $199)

Please email me with any questions or to sign up!! Sarah9678@comcast.net

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Happy Retirement!

Playing with another Sneak Peak stamp set from the upcoming Occasions mini!!

Just Beachy is just peachy...sorry had to do it!!

I love this set. It is so fun! I was inspired by the SCS gallery and came up with this card.

I broke out some retired cardstock, Soft Sky. I ran it through my Big Shot using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I then used my versamarker to ink certain areas of the "waves" to add some Heat and Stick powder and Dazzling Diamonds (psssst..Sandy did you see the "bling"??) for some sea foam!

The Kraft paper is just torn to make some sand and I used my trusty markers to ink up some of the images to cut out! I just love the flip flops!! I can't wait to bring mine out of the closet!!

The relaxation stamp is from the Congrats SAB set! My MIL is retiring in a few months and LOVES the beach so this will be PERFECT for her!!

Thanks for looking and may not be posting again til Sunday (my SIL is coming from NY to visit!!)

A Par-fect Day!

As I promised...here is another Sneak Peak!

When I showed my husband this set he told me I had to get it...He knows there are a lot of uses with it!! and of course I was a good wife and listened to him!! hee hee

This will probably be my Father's Day card for my dad and FIL. They are both golfers and I know they will love it!

Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip (textured)and Old Olive cardstock and ink/markers. Whisper White cardstock, Old Olive ribbon and Stampin' Dimensionals. The pattern paper is leftover from the Rock a Bye Boy Simply Scrappin' Kit. (LOVE IT!!)

Thanks for looking and get your wish lists ready...April 1st will be here soon!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Celebrate a Sneak Peak!!

I got some fun new stamp sets from the Occassions mini!! I can't wait for customers to be able to order! There are SO many great sets in there...

When I saw this one...I HAD TO HAVE IT...a boy set...a super cute BOY BOY BOY set!

I always find it hard to find BOY stuff and this really excited me. It could be that I love trains. I saved all of Chris' Thomas the Tank trains, tracks ect and I know Alex will love them as well!!

I used Bold Brights to make this card!! Brilliant Blue, Yo Yo Yellow and Real Red cardstock, ink and markers. Whisper White cardstock and misc. yellow ribbon. I also used Stampin' Dimensionsals and SU Horizontal Slot Punch. Stamp sets...Choo Choo and Celebrate Everything

As always, Thank for looking and be sure to check out the next few posts as they will all be sneak peaks!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Simply Said...Thank You!

Yeah I got to craft!!

Here are 2 cards I did using ALL Stampin' Up! supplies!!

I made 2 and tried to make them a bit different!

I LOVE that everything matches so well...paper, ink, ribbon, ect!!

I used...

Simply Said stamp set
Stampin' Up! texturz plates (embossed background)
Always Apricot cardstock and marker
Basic Grey cardstock and ink
Designer Series Paper (level 1 hostess set)
SNAIL adhesive
Stampin' Dimensionals

Thank you for looking and being so patient between posts...I hope to post at least every other day!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Last week....

Enjoy this week because FRIDAY IS SPRING!!!

I just wanted to post quickly since I haven't a lot in the last week or so.

The good news...we all seem to be back to normal!! I planned to spend yesterday crafting but...it was SO SO nice out we spent most of day outside!!

I did start working on my album for the Scrapbook Camp in April and wanted to give a sneak peak. I am using the Rock a Bye Boy Simply Scrappin' Kit. I am waiting for my ribbon to be delivered (tomorrow) and will be able to get the sketches done!

Payment and RSVP must be made by March 25th to be sure al items will be ordered and ready for the camp! Email me for more info...sarah9678@comcast.net

Here is a sneak peak at my album and for good measure...here is Al playing outside yesterday!!

Hope to sneak in the craft room later today!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Check out this great candy!

Don't you love blog surfing? I find more and more blogs to go visit after spending time in my friends blogs. They mention one and that one mentions one and it never ends!!

My friend, Sandy, started saving all the blog candy she could find and boy, I found even more great sites to visit. Check out these sites for great blog candy to win!!

and spend a few minutes browsing each site!! WOW is there talent all over the globe!!

http://craftinghaven.blogspot.com/ (ends today)
http://stephmuchadoaboutnothing.blogspot.com/2009/03/dont-desert-me-while-im-away-blog-candy.html#comment-form (ends March 20)
http://sassydesignsbysusie.blogspot.com/2009/03/i-have-candy.html (ends March 21)
http://lifeonelayoutatatime.blogspot.com/ (ends March 25)
http://scrapinglori.blogspot.com/ (ends March 30)

AND REMEMBER...this candy won't make your butt look big in those jeans!!


ps...be on the lookout for my blog candy coming soon!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Kiss ME....

I'm Irish!!

Threw together another scrapbook page today! I used my Kraft paper as the base (I always look at it but never know what to do with it!) and Glorious Green cardstock of the accents!

Ain't he a cutie! This was last years St. Patrick's Day...Can't believe a year has gone by...yikes!

I also took out some of my eyelets and snaps and made a border in the corner. I was impressed with how strait I did...not perfect but getting there!!

I just love my Crop-a-Dile for setting these...so easy!!


Thursday, March 12, 2009

March Techniques class...

Well, it has been a month already and here we are again getting ready for Tech class! I had a lot of fun with these cards and know the gals will love them!!

1. Paper Piercing...this is a great way to add a little something different to your crafts!

2. paper tearing...how super cool is this technique? Whoever "invented" this one was genius! I love looking back at my son's kindergarten art and seeing this technique
done! We use it all the time!

3. Polished Stone...I thank my friend Tessa (check out her blog here!!) for pushing this technique to the front of the line. HOW FUN!! Whatever combo you do...it is always different! If you blot in rows it is so different than random...fun fun!!

Hope you enjoy!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Recipe Box gift.

Here is the Recipe Box I made to go along with the scrapbook (I posted a week or so ago) for my husbands cousin's wedding shower.

I wasn't able to make it to the shower as we (my husband, boys and I) spent the weekend sick. We did make it to the aquarium Saturday but that night...

I found this super cute paper at Walmart (of all places) I also used my Certainly Celery SAB ribbon!

Hope you enjoy!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

With Sympathy...

I needed to make a sympathy card for an upcoming wake this weekend.

I took out my Botanical Blooms Sale-a-Bration set (still available for FREE...ask me how)to make this!

I didn't have any sympathy stamps so ran to the craft store for one. I need to get some sentiments on my next Stampin' Up! order...good thing I am placing an order in few hours!! (save on shipping and jump in with my order...10% shipping!)

Used Barely Banana, Sage Shadow, Whisper White and Close to Cocoa cardstock for this card. I paper pierced the edge of the Sage cardstock. Ink used...Versamark, Sage Shadow and Barely Banana.

Thank you for looking!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Wedded Bliss...


I have a wedding shower on Sunday and want to get all her gifts done and wrapped sooner than later!

SO...I headed to the SCS gallery and totally fell in love with a card and completely cased it. You can see the cased card here.

I just love the Always set and have found it to be very versatile! I also broke out the Congrats SAB set. I do need to straiten the middle panel as I noticed it is crooked in the picture!!

Chocolate Chip cardstock, ribbon and marker
Certainly Celery cardstock and marker
Pretty in Pink cardstock and marker
Mat Pack and piercing tool

Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Mojo Monday sketch!

I thought I would use the Mojo Monday sketch again to get a card done! It is so easy to whip something up using a sketch...gives your brain a bit of a vacation too!!

Here is today's sketch and my version of that sketch!

I used my A Kind Word stamp set with Brocade Blue cardstock and paper (level 1 hostess paper) and Rose Red. I didn't have blue ribbon so died my whisper white ribbon on the blue ink pad! The hat is the same blue but it is showing a bit aqua in the picture...strange!

Although my work isn't as amazing as the Mojo gals, I think I did ok!!

thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

A Sparkly Easter!

YEAH! I stayed up and played with my new stamp set, A Good Egg! OH, how fun is this little chick!! I have BIG plans for the upcoming March Techniques club using this set!!

I also used my SU texturz plates to emboss the background. I just love the soft impression it makes. It is subtle but still WOW!

What is an Easter egg without SPARKLE?? I love using heat and stick powder to add a crystal effect on my cards!

The top half of the egg (i used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop it!) is actually the bottom of the chick! It only took a few seconds to cut it out and really is great!!

Thanks for looking!!

`A Good Egg stamp set
`Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery and Whisper White cardstock
`Certainly Celery ribbon
`Barely Banana, Only Orange and Certainly Celery marker
`Stazon black ink
`Heat and Stick powder
`Glassy Glaze glitter
`Stampin' Up! texturez plates
`Big Shot machine
`Stampin' Dimensionals
`SNAIL adhesive

Occassions Mini Catalog CUSTOMER PREORDER!

Every year Stampin' Up! offers a special mini catalog FULL of stamp sets and accessories for upcoming occasions...Easter, Springtime, Father's Day ect. This mini is available from April 1-June 30th!

(click here to see the available sets)
Item Description Retail Price
113196 An Egg-cellent Easter   $21.95
113262  Wagon Full of Fun   $34.95
113822 Eight Great Greetings   $27.95
115421 Ocho saludos geniales (Spanish Eight Great Greetings) $27.95
114643 Huit souhaits sympas (French Eight Great Greetings) $27.95
113833 Egg Hunt Stampin' Around wheel$6.50

These items--including an Easter stamp set and two all-occasion stamp sets with Easter images--will give you the opportunity to plan for you Easter crafting. In addition, you might notice that English, Spanish, and French sets are listed in the above table; for the first time ever, you can buy all three language stamp sets: English, Spanish, and French!