Most of you already know that I live in Southern California. The only way I'm going to see a snowman is if I see one on the internet. I'm definitely not a Winter Season girl. Don't get me wrong. I love the way the snow and ice looks in all those pictures I see in books and online. But I won't be living in it - that's for sure. As soon as the temperature drops to 68, I'm digging out the scarves and heavy jacket. Even though I'm not ready … [Read more...] about Happiness is a Warm Smile
Happy Monday! Today I'm sharing my second make & take from the retreat this past weekend. I really enjoy seeing everyone at the retreats. And I love seeing what everyone is working on. These ladies are pretty dedicated to their crafting. This make & take is actually a gift card holder. The reality is that gift cards are actually a pretty good gift, even if we feel like it's a cop-out when we give them away. Most people I know … [Read more...] about Deck The Halls
Once again, I will be at the Just Crop Retreat tomorrow sharing Stampin Up products and make and takes. I look forward to seeing these ladies every month. They are just the nicest group of people. Today I’m sharing one of my make and takes for tomorrow. This is a cute little treat holder that you can use for classroom treats, party favors, or co-worker treats. With the upcoming Holidays, I know that people want to get an early start on getting t … [Read more...] about Christmas Is Coming
Before I jump into today's project, I need to tell you about Stampin Up's one day stamp sale. There are more than 50 stamp sets that are 15% off today only. Sale ends at 10:50 pm PST tonight. I’ve been dying to share more Holiday and Winter projects, but I still have a couple Fall projects that I haven’t had a chance to share yet so I’ll get to those first. One of the décor items I have hanging in my home is a small wreath. I have several of 6” w … [Read more...] about Gather Together
Today's card uses the absolutely adorable Let It Snow Suite. I don't know what it is about snowmen, but I love these little guys. And this one in particular looks so happy dancing in the snow trying to catch all the snowballs. I bet you're wondering how I was able to get the bright white snowman here. No, he isn't colored in using white ink. Instead I masked him off using a post it note covering his entire body and nose. Then sponged … [Read more...] about Having A Ball
What do you do when you can’t find just the right color of pattern paper? Well, you just make your own with your stamps! Making your own pattern paper is such a simple technique. And no two pieces of paper will be the exact same, which means your card is truly one of a kind. For this card, I started with one leaf and stamped it repeatedly across the card stock. Then the next leaf, and then the third leaf. The leaves are colored using Stampin U … [Read more...] about Just DIY It!
On Friday I shared my September Customer Thank You card. You can see that card here. I had several customers that made more than one purchase during the month so I wanted to send them a different thank you card for the second order. This time I used the Come To Gather Suite of products. The background of this card is stamped in both the Delicata Gold and Copper stamp pads. The Delicata ink dries amazingly well and doesn't smear like some … [Read more...] about Second Round of Thank You’s
Once again, it’s my favorite time of the month… when I mail out my Customer Thank You cards to everyone that made a purchase the month prior. I love being able to tell my customers how much I appreciate them. This month I used the Harvest Hellos stamp set and used the apple to make caramel apples. To make these apples, stamp the apple stamp on your red card stock and punch it out. Then punch out a second apple in Mango Melody. I used a sponge to … [Read more...] about September Customer Thank You’s