Monday, July 21, 2014

Home from Vacation

Had a fine time in North and South Carolina. Now I'm home and starting to stamp again :)   Here's some photos from our trip. I will post what I've been stamping tomorrow. Now, just enjoy what we saw on the trip :)

We have a beautiful country. Love the mountains and the trees. 
The first mountains we saw on the drive down. We started in Northwest Indiana and drove through Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and to Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. 
Interesting to see the layers of stone. This was in Kentucky
Atlantic Ocean- View from our hotel room at the Landmark Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Palm trees in South Carolina. They are everywhere and very beautiful.
Hollywood wax museum in Myrtle Beach. We didn't go in but had to stop to take pictures of King Kong :)

Shoes belonging to members of our group. Best to not carry tons of sand around inside of them.

My daughter having a good time in the ocean. She got swimmer's ear but was able to enjoy it without getting water in her ears.
Another view of the beach from the hotel room. We had an oceanfront room.
Rainbow we saw in Kentucky. Isn't it gorgeous? This was taken with the car window up.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

In the gutter

No, not what you first think. It's not my mind (or yours). What is it then? It's my ribbon. I bought a length of gutter, cut it down and attached it to the wall with brackets. Then I added end caps. I put some Tombow glue to secure them on and Viola! they're up and easy to use. I used to have a box but then I got too much ribbon. Stampin' Up! had some ribbon storage things but, as a demo, I was always taking the rolls out to show them to customers and snapping and un-snapping the case wasn't working for me. I do have some left though. I will sell them to anyone who wants them for a reasonable offer. Drop me a line and we'll talk.

In the meantime, it's the end of the stampin' year and time is sunning out to buy your favorite things. Some things will carry over to the new catalog and some will not. I've gotten to see the new book and I will say that one of my favorites from the Occasions catalog will be returning and I'm excited. It's the Life in the Forest set. So you know I will be making more 'What does the fox say?' cards and gifts. This is a cute post it and pen holder. I'll have them at my craft fairs so keep an eye out.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, May 25, 2014

Rose wreath

I've really been neglecting my blog. Why? I got a Facebook business page and it's really easy to post something small on it and move on. The problem is....not everyone has facebook, people who have it don't respond to invites to Like my page and it's hard to do some things there. So I'm back here trying to make it work again.

My facebook page is:

So, what have I been up to? I've been playing with the spiral die for the Big Shot. It makes the cutest flowers. I renewed my vows recently and made favors for everyone with a felt rose on top. 

Then I taught a class on making a summery wreath. I used flowers from punches, paper roses made from the spiral die and more felt roses. This time I used multiple colors of felt and fleece. I will offer the class again in June.

Spiral Die- Item # 129379

Looking forward to seeing you all again. Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, August 3, 2013

August's Best of 25 set and FB page info.

I've had a business page attached to mymy Facebook account for over a year now but I really didn't know how to use it. When I went to the Stampin' Up! 2013 Convention, I learned a lot on how to use it, this blog and other tools to help me boost my business. I'm excited to try everything out. This is a double post because I posted this on my Facebook business page as well. I really need for my customers to be able to see what I'm doing wherever they can. So, if you have facebook, feel free to like my page. There will be all sorts of Bonus offerings listed there. Some will still be listed here but I'd like to save the blog for ideas on how to use your products, see my samples, see my For Sale retired stamps and products list, and get ideas. I've been trying to post the monthly specials on my F/B page. Maybe I should offer the specials here too. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think about that.

Here's the Best of 25 stamp set for August:

Here's the post and item info for the projects I will be doing as soon as my set arrives. I ordered it the first day I saw it (it posted August 1st, today's the 3rd and it shipped today....yippee!). The hat image is going on a Harry Potter scrapbook page. 

"The August Best of 25 stamp set is out. It's the Best of Halloween. I already ordered mine, along with the cool new glitter from the Holiday catalog-(# 132206-$7.95) Black glitter and Orange glitter in the same package. Can't wait to use my heat & stick powder- (# 100625-$4.50) with it. It's really easy to use and oh, so fun. Just stamp image with Versamark ink (# 102283 $7.50) on cardstock color of your choice. I rub the cardstock with my Embossing Buddy (#103083- $5.95) first because it reduces the static and makes the image so much clearer after all your work. So embossing buddy, then stamp image with Versamark ink, then sprinkle on the heat & stick powder. Using the heat tool (# 129053- $29.95), warm up the heat & stick until it just melts, then sprinkle on the glitter. Shake it off and use the heat tool a 2nd time to set the glitter. Beautiful! I will post pics as soon as my set is in and I've played with it."