Thursday, December 8, 2016

Stamp 6 Workshop, Bottle Christmas Tags, Designer Series Paper Tile Coasters and Beautiful Swaps!

Hi, Stampers!

What a great week we've had with a Stamp 6 Christmas Cards Workshop and our regularly scheduled classes in Viera, Titusville and Cocoa Beach!  Thank you to all of my cheerful, helpful, fun and talented stampers.  I love this hobby because brand new students can feel like pros by the end of their first class!

Below you see a few pictures from our Stamp 6 Christmas Cards Workshop.  Out of the table chaos came some beautiful cards!  Thank you to all of my sweet participants!

Here are the gals at Table 3 making their magic!
Here is table 2 hard at work.

Here is our group in the classroom of the Art Gallery of Viera, a wonderful place to meet and stamp!!

One of this week's projects was a set of tile coasters, covered in Candy Cane Lane and This Christmas Designer Series Papers.  I love ModgePodge!!
Here are the other 2 projects for our Cocoa Beach Stampers.  We had a great time yesterday with lots of giggles and Christmas treats too! 
 Her are beautiful swaps from the Cocoa Beach Library.  Aren't they terrific?  Thank you, Parker, Colette and Aubrey!  I love all of your pretty details and "extras".  Gojus!!!

Our Titusville Swappers made these beautiful cards.  I think they were all on the same wavelength!!  Thank you, Susan, Brenda and Patricia!  So pretty!!

Time to get back to the stamp room and plan for our next fun classes next week!
Have a wonderful week and make time to use your creativity!
Stampin' Hugs!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Gold Hanging Stocking, Candy Cane Lane Cookie Jar and Merry Musical Mice!

Hello, Stampers!

It's been a wonderful week for stamping!  In addition to 3 classes and one workshop, I ended the week on Friday with a Stamp 6 Christmas Cards workshop!  We made 2 each of the following 3 designs, had great snacks (Thank you, attendees!) and had a big drawing/giveaway of ribbons, baker's twines, stamp sets and kits!

Here is what we made.  First is our gold hanging stocking card. Gold and Whisper White are my two favorite Christmas colors!  We used Gold Foil paper, Gold Glitter sheets, gold twine and Encore Gold Ink!  This card goes together easily once everything is punched out!  :-)
 Next is our waaaaay cute Candy Cane Lane Cookie Jar card!  I am so hooked on this Designer Series Paper.  I have used it for everything and I continue to do so, as you'll see below!  Such a fun card--definitely for a very special recipient!
 Having been a music teacher for more than 30 years, I can't resist anything with a music staff!  I love the little mice (I used to collect Charming Tales figurines.  Now I just collect Stampin' Up products. LOL)  The Cherry Cobbler and Black cardstocks just set everything off!!

I left our Stamp 6 Workshop and drove directly to a big box hardware store in search of 4x4 tiles for our coaster project.  (They are not as easy to find these days as you might think!!)  These are actually 4 1/4" squares but it works out fine with 4"x 4" tiles because you have that nice 1/4" border.  A little ModgePodge and little felt "feet" and you have it!

Have a wonderful week of stamping and creativity!!  Check out the supplies below.  You can find many of them on sale at our end of the year Clearance Sale!  Find them all by clicking HERE!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Stamping With Oksana and Cardmaking with the Art Gallery and Cocoa Beach Stampers

Hi, Stampers!

Such a great week!!  Donna K. and I traveled to Port Orange for a fabulous event, Oksana Semenska's Stamp a Stack!  I do not know how she accomplishes everything!  In additions to working full time, keeping up with children and a large, lovely home AND a huge garden, Oksana prepares all of these lovely projects and gifts she made for us.  And then she bakes for us too.  You can tell that I'm in awe!  You can visit Oksana's blog at

Here are some of her gifts to us and the 10 cards we made.  

Yayyyy!  I got the new program to work!  Here is the Detail Santa shaker card we made at the Cocoa Beach Library today.  Fun and not really difficult thanks to the Stampin' Up Foam Adhesive Strips.  Cute, huh? :-)
Many thanks to Angie, my roommate at CentreStage.  She gave me a similar Double Z Fold card that she had made.  I was so excited to get my hands on one so that I could make these with my stampers.  We made this one at our Monday Art Gallery Cards classes.

Isn't it fun??  Have a happy week of creative fun and thank you so much for visiting!!  Below you'll find a list of the products used for our projects!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

CentreStage and Ain't We Got Cardmaking Fun!!??

Hello, Stampers!

We had a wonderful time at CentreStage and OnStage last week and I believe that I can speak for everyone by saying you are going to love the new Occassions and Sale-A-Bration 2017 products.  They are just beautiful and show wonderful planning and design on the part of the Stampin' Up staff!!

Thanks to ALL of you, I was surprised with all of the award ribbons that you see on my badge.  I'm pictured with Angie, who also achieved 100,000 Flex Points this year.  I also received an award for hitting the $100,000 total sales mark.  Sounds great but...there were Demonstrators that had earned $100,00 in just the past year.  I had better get busy!  LOL!!  One of the best parts about attending CentreStage and OnStage was getting to meet new stamping friends, like Angie, who gave me the prototype for the Double Z Fold card that we'll be making on Monday!!!  You will love it!!

We were right back to class on Monday and Wednesday and here are some of our creations!  I love the Candy Lane Designer Series Papers!  I've been using them for everything-2 Christmas cards, roommate gifts at CentreStage, and Downline Team Christmas gifts!  So fun!!

Which card is the Paper Pumpkin card?  Long story short, I created kits for my afternoon Gallery class that coordinated with the November Pumpkin kit.  The "real" card is on the left and the card on the right is the card that I replicated so that we could do the same projects in both classes. The third person to email the words candy cane will win a fun little something. It turned out great, thanks to the Paper Pumpkin kit including ink, adhesives, extra beads and sequins, Baker's Twine and the great idea!!

I FINALLY ordered the In the Meadow stamp set and we made the card below in Titusville on Wednesday.  (We'll also be making it in the Art Gallery Cards classes this coming Monday.  Confession:  I used my stash of Lost Lagoon cardstock (now retired--sniff!) to help to create a neutral/masculine birthday or greeting card.  We used blender pens to shade our doe and fawn. I case'd this card from Sage Kimble of  Of all the cards I saw online, I love hers the best so here it is!!

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Cardmaking Fun! Beautiful Cards For Christmas, Thanksgiving and More!

Hi, Stampers!

I hope you've had a wonderful week!  We've had a lot of stampin' going around here and I wanted to share some "eye candy" with you and to let you in on the latest specials!!

I case'd this card from one I saw on the internet.  It's similar but not exact and I apologize for not being able to give credit where it is due!!

 I got to attend one of Oksana Semenska's fabulous workshops where we added pages and samples to our Techniques Book (I'll show you that wonderful album next time) and created 4 wonderful cards using those techniques.  Above you'll see the delightful favors she made for us.  You can see more of Oksana's beautiful work at 
Oksana's Creative Corner at

 Here is another of Oksana's designs.  We used the Detailed Floral as a template and brayered the pretty colors!
 So amazing!  I love this adorable step card.  Oksana's design, of course!! :-)
 Here are the ornaments we made at the Art Gallery last week!

 Here is the gold glittery Detailed Santa we made this past Monday.  Really quick, easy and it helped me to use up some of my stockpiled Washi Tape!  :-)  The inside is below:

Here is the copper Christmas card that we made last week.  Below is a card completely case'd from one of Oksana's workshop cards.  So pretty and simple!  Oksana used Night of Navy and Crushed Curry inks.  I tried to pull mine a little toward fall so that we could use it as a Thanksgiving card. 

Coming November 1!!
Here are the measurements for these new shapes:
Circles:  1-3/8", 1-7/8", 2-3/8", 2-7/8"
Squares: 1-3/16", 1-5/8", 2-1/8", 2-5/8"
Ovals: 1-3/4" x 13/16", 2-1/4" x 1-5/16", 2-3/4" x 1-13/16", 3-1/4" x 2-5/16"
As if the new Stitched Shapes Dies weren't great enough...not only is Stampin' Up! releasing the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies on November 1, but a long list of stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog and Annual Catalog are available for 25% off during November.  25% OFF!

Here's a flyer to showcase the dies and stamp sets (click on the picture to open it in a printable .pdf):

Happy Stampin' Hugs!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Card Making With Art Gallery Cards

Hello, Stampers!

Finally back to normal.  After the preparations, evacuation, return to no power (at least we had water!) for four days and I'm sure all of you know the rest, we got back to normal.  Well, that is until Thursday when the power company finally arrived to take care of the fallen line in our back yard.  Unfortunately, power had to be turned off to our home and 6 others for "2 hours".  Thankfully 7 1/2 hours later power was restored and we could wind up cords, turn off the generator that we fortunately still had and take a breath.

Ah.......the mundane is so wonderful after chaos, isn't it?  And yet, we were so fortunate compared to many that faced the full wrath of Matthew, certain to take it off the list of popular names for newborns!

Our Art Gallery Cards Classes met on Monday and Cocoa Beach Stampers met on Wednesday.  Here are some of our creations!  Enjoy and CASE as you like!

We covered Christmas, Fall/Thanksgiving and Halloween this week.
Merry Tags!
Swirly Bird Wreath
 Sheltering Fall Tree
 Spooky Quilt Card--Well, not so much!  :)

Happy Stampin' Hugs,

Friday, September 23, 2016

Card Making With the Art Gallery Cards Makers--Class Schedules, Announcements, Specials!


Hello, My Stampin' Divas and Chicas!

I hope you are all having a fabulous week!  
Above you'll see some of the projects that we enjoyed making in our classes this week!  It was so much fun to make the shaker card and the witch card! 

Equally fun was the Vintage Leaves card that is CASE'd from Oksana Semenska, my wonderfully creative workshop teacher in Port Orange.  She is amazing!!  This is not exactly like any of her cards but it is definitely inspired by the cards we made with her a few weeks ago!!
I have to say that this has been a wonderful week due to some balance!  Here's what I need to have a balanced week (crazy nut that I am!)
·         I taught 3 fabulous stamping classes.
·         I cleaned a closet and straightened my stamp room.
·         I worked like a devil in the yard today!  I trimmed hedges, shaped 6 hibiscus trees with the electric hedge trimmer and cleaned up the beds in the front and by the back fence.  Watered my outdoor plants and washed down the patio.
·         Took 2 Zumba classes (1 and 1/2 more tomorrow!)
What I STILLLL need to do to help me achieve and sustain balance for at least a short time: 
·         Write and send this great newsletter and take some pictures for it!
·         Design 2-4 cards for my classes next week (4!)
Feel free to share what you do to achieve balance or close to it!!
Attention Titusville Stampers and Others That May Be Interested....

By the way!  Connie Allen, a watercolor teacher that I know from the Titusville Art League, is going to teach us how to draw these beautiful portraits of women of color at my Titusville Public Library class next Wednesday.  We meet at 10:30 am.  Connie will teach the first hour and we'll make a pretty Christmas card during the second hour.  I have a couple of extra seats available if you would like to join us "up north".  Let me know by Monday. ( I'm soooo excited because I've never been taught how to draw ANYTHING in my whole life!) I am so grateful to Connie for her kind offer!!
If my project looks anything like this, I will be over the moon!!

Keep scrolling down for Special Offers, Clearance Rack News and our upcoming class schedules!

Yes!  More special offers this week!  Click here to shop now!

Woo Hoo!  More additions to the Clearance Rack!  Get them while they last!!  Photopolymer stamps galore, ribbon, embossing folders at up to 60% off!!  Get a Preferred Customer "Digital" punch for each $40 order!
Clearance Rack
Here is our schedule for the rest of September and October !
Please email me 2 days before the class so that I can have materials and spaces prepared!
·         Art Gallery of Viera:  September 26 No class on October 3.  (I'll be in Charleston on Oct. 3 but I'll be back for October 10, 17, 24 and 31!)  Classes are at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm.
·         Cocoa Beach Library:  October 19, 9:30-11:30 am. (Look for coming info about our November Christmas Swap! )
·         Titusville Public Library:   September 28, October 5 & 26,  10:30 am-12:30 pm. (We'll firm up our Christmas Swap on September 28!)
·         SOS Stamp Club:  September 27-Michelle is host.  We'll meet at Vera's home in Malabar from 6:30-9:30 pm. Email me for directions

Downline Corner!  Yes, we do all look just like this!!:-)
Just a quick note to my fabulous Downline gals!  WooHoo!  Thank you for all that you do--whether it's enjoying your discount or making it possible for friends and family members to enjoy stamping!!

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Congratulations for Super Sales are in order!  Some of you are closing in on promotions but all of you are reaping the benefits on top of the fun! Fun$ and Flex Points!  Remember that you need to use your flex points by the end of October!  
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Here's a quick shout out to the following 3rd Quarter $500+ gals:
Donna Kremkau        Kathy Dixon       Cindy Greene 
And....Tada!!  3rd Quarter $1,000+ gals:
Ranell Schlatter    Nancy Noble

Congratulations and thanks to ALLLL of my valued Team Members!!
(Want to join us?  Let me know!!!)

I'll be in touch soon!  Let me know how I can be of help to you!

:-)Stampin' Smiles and Hugs,

Monday, September 12, 2016

Framed Halloween Art, Basket of Wishes and Star of Light!

Hello, Stamping Chicas!

Above, you'll see our projects for this past week!  We went big!!  Lots of die cuts and some alcohol watercoloring too!  Congratulations, gals on doing such a fine job.  I love looking around and seeing that everyone has gotten great results!!

I've also been working on my framed Halloween fun art.  Here is my latest:
I can't wait to give them out!

Christmas is in the air!!
Yes, we've had a "little bit of Christmas" with our Art Gallery Christmas Swap!  Such beautiful cards.  They are really beautiful and I wanted to be sure to have one of each so that I could share them with you.  I hope you are inspired by the cards by:
Mike Leuken        Gwen Elliott        Sydney Kramer
Debby Perl           Nancy Noble       Becky Warner
Janice Flowers      Adela Arboleda    Donna LaRochelle
Thank you, sweet and creative ladies!!!  I LOVE your cards!!

A little fun business and then the schedules!!
There are more fun sale items this week!  Take a look!  Order at my online store by clicking HERE  (Qualify for my Perks Club with any $40 order before tx & sh.!)
Cupcake Cutouts Framelits Dies

Price$27.00 $20.25
Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate

Price$12.00 $9.00
Gold Binder Clips

Price$7.00 $5.25
Petit gâteau Framelits Dies (French)

Price$27.00 $20.25
Sprinkles Punch

Price$18.00 $13.50
Very Vanilla 1/2 (1.3 cm) Lace Trim

Price$7.00 $5.25

Here is our schedule for the rest of September!
  • Art Gallery of Viera:  September 12, 19 & 26 (I'll be in Charleston on Oct. 3 but I'll be back for October 10!)  Classes are at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm.
  • Cocoa Beach Library:  September 21, 9:30-11:30 am.
  • Titusville Public Library:   September 28, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. (Connie Allen will join us to teach us a new card making technique for the first hour.)
  • SOS Stamp Club:  September 27-Michelle is host.  6:30-9:30 pm.
Please email me 2 days before the class so that I can have materials and spaces prepared!
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Just a quick note to my fabulous Downline gals!  Congratulations!!!!  You are doing sooooo well this quarter!  Keep up the good work!  Individual recognitions and more to come in your own newsletter later today!!  Promotions are in the air!!  Want to join my team?  We have a place for you!!

I'll be in touch soon!  Let me know how I can be of help to you!

:-)Stampin' Smiles and Hugs,