Hello blog readers!  I have been MIA for a couple of days and will probably be MIA for a couple more.  I have so many exciting events coming up so I will have a TON of stuff to share next week.  Right now I am finishing up some cool Halloween Projects for Unique Boutiqes and Vintage Market and then I will have a weekend of rest and relaxation at a stamper's retreat up in the mountains.  I cannot wait for a weekend of uninterrupted stamping with my sistahs!  Woohoo!  Until I post again, here is a cute little project that is made by the designers at Stampin' Up! Enjoy!

Supplies used to make this project:

Nite Owl Designer Series Paper
Baroque Motifs Stamp Set
Dark & Dreary Stamp Set 
Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin Pad 
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad 
Black Flourish Designer Jewels
Spooky Things Black D├ęcor Elements
Spooky Night Rub-Ons


Saturday, October 16th, 2010
1:00 pm
Raley's Event Center
2900 Geer Rd.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to celebrate we will be STAMP-PINK OUT BREAST CANCER!!

Of course all projects for this class will feature shades of the honorary color of breast cancer awareness: PINK! We will celebrate all things girly as well as honor those who have survived, lost or are currently fighting this disease.

This cause is very close to my heart as I lost an aunt to breast cancer and my mother recently waged her own battle and has been cancer free for almost 10 months!

At this event you will make 5 projects for $15.00. The $5.00 reservation fee will cover the cost of materials and reserve your spot in class. When you come to class I will ask for a minimum donation of $10.00 to be made to the American Cancer Society. You may make your donation at the class with cash or check, your choice!  Please make all checks payable to the American Cancer Society.

Please don't miss this opportunity to raise awareness and spread the love! And don't forget to wear pink to show your support of such a great cause!

Don't forget to bring your favorite adhesive and snips. Everything else will be provided!

And don't forget to wear PINK!

To Register:


Fall Frenzy Card

Here was my other project from last Friday night's Fall Frenzy class.  This card features the stamp set "Wicked Cool" and our new Spiderweb Embossing Folder.  I also added some Raven Lace Trim and punched a bat with the new bat punch.  I blinged up my bat with some of our fine Pumpkin Pie Glitter.  What do you think?


Another Holiday Hoopla Project!

I made this project at Lorraine's table and I love it!  I absolutely love this fall paper, called "Autumn Spice".  It is very thick and textured 12x12 DSP.  Perfect for cards and making boxes!  This is a 4x4 card and it was super easy to make.  It looks even brighter in person and was very quick to put together,  which is great if you need a bunch of cards, like for thank you notes.    


Stamp Camp Project

Hello friends!  Here is one of the cards that I got to make at last weekend's Holiday Hoopla Stamp Camp in Tracy.  It was so nice to attend as a stamper instead of  working it as a demonstrator, only because it is fun being on the other side of the table sometimes.  We made some really cool projects and got to hang out with our demo friends.  It was great!.  The participating demonstrators did an awesome job with their projects and Ruby and I had such a good time.  Thanks to our good friend Renee for inviting us!

This particular card was demonstrated by Beverlee and it featured a really awesome technique!  Can you guess what it is? At our upcoming holiday stamp night (details coming soon) Ruby will be teaching this special technique, so make sure you come!  The picture does not do this card justice, it looks much more vibrant in person, you will have to take a look at it next time we get together to stamp.  I will share more Holiday Hoopla  projects this week, I really need to get to bed now.  Goodnight!


Fall Frenzy tabletop banner!

Ruby and I hosted our Fall Frenzy Stamp Night on Friday night and this was one of the projects that I created for the event.  This project was inspired the card that I created for this month's Hostess Club Gathering. You can see that card in yesterday's post.  I loved the color combo of Black, Vanilla, and Crumb Cake so I decided to create a home decor item that was pretty neutral and could be displayed in anyone's home.  This was another project that came to me in the wee hours of the night so maybe that is when I do my best work!  I had extra pieces left over from the class so I whipped out 4 more today to sell at Vintage Market.  If you were not able to attend the class, but would like to have your own, you will be able to find them there beginning tomorrow.  Here is the list of supplies used for this project:

Autumn Splendor Stamp Set
Flores Suaves Stamp Set (stamped the script on the vanilla letters)
Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Polka Dotted Embossing Folder
Scallop Circle #2 bigz Die
Serif Essentials Alphabet Bigz Die
1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon - Basic Black & Very Vanilla
Chantilly 1/2" Crochet Trim
Boho Blossoms XL Punch
5-Petal Flower Punch
Antique Brads
Neutral Brads
Metallic Brads
Adhesive Rhinestones

Hostess Club Project #!

Last weekend was my Hostess Club Stamp Gathering and this was one of the projects that I had my ladies make.  This card was created by me at midnight one night and I think that is when I do my best work!  I wanted to make a fall card but one with non-tradional fall colors (you know, browns, golds, oranges and greens) so I chose Crumb Cake, Basic Black and Very Vanilla.  The DSP layer is from Woodland Walk and the leaf image is from the stamp set "Autumn Splendor".  I texturized the black layer with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and added some Very Vanilla Stylized Hardware. The sentiment is from the "Grateful Greetings" set.   My favorite element of this whole card is the Antique Brad (addicted to these) wrapped around the center of Striped Black/Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon (thanks to my upline, Beverlee, for this tip!).  I was very pleased with my creation and I got lots of compliments from my ladies so I think they were too.  I liked this color scheme so much that it has inspired another project, one from our Fall Frenzy stamp night.  It is currently on loan to Vintage Market for display, but I will be making more and taking pics tomorrow, so keep watching!




Come join me and my best pal, Ruby, for a girl's night out and get a head start on those Fall/Halloween projects! We will make 5 super cute fall & Halloween themed items including cards, treat holders, 3D items and home decor. We have so many cool Fall & Halloween items in our BIG Catalog/Idea Book AND the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog. You can get an exclusive hands on experience with all of the exciting new fall holiday products and have a fun night out with friends. Bring your snips and favorite adhesive, we supply the rest!
There will be lots of awesome ideas on display as well as refreshments, gifts and we are giving away a really cool prize to one lucky winner! Don't miss out on the Fall Frenzy!


More swaps!

I hope my memory is correct on naming the creators of these swaps.  Please girls, correct me if I am wrong!  I love these 2 cards and these 2 girls are VERY talented and so much fun to hang out with!  Enjoy!

Card above created by Lorraine Toll

Card below created by Niki Toll


More Swaps

Here are a few more swaps from our recent demonstrator meeting.  Such a talented group of ladies!  The swaps below are from a couple of my favorite demonstrators!  I can't wait to go to Stamp Camp on Saturday so I can make some of their awesome projects!

Card above stamped by Angie Durrant

Card below stamped by Beverlee Morales


More demonstrator swaps!

Here are a few more swaps from our demo meeting a couple of weeks ago!

Stamped by Kim Molesworth

Stamped by Ruby Johnson


Wicked Cool! Swaps from my downline

Hand stamped by Julie Chavez

A couple more swaps from our Imprints demonstrator meeting, these 2 from my downline.
They both feature the new Halloween Set "Wicked Cool". My girls are so talented!  I will share more in my next post!

Hand stamped by Diane Hickman 


Imprints Meeting Swap

Here is my swap card for the recent Imprints demonstrator meeting at my upline, Beverlee's house.  I love these meetings because they are always so much fun, the swaps are great and Beverlee always has beautiful projects on display for us to photograph.  It is always nice to get to hang out with some of the demos in our group that we don't get to see as often as we would like to.

So this card features my favorite halloween stamp set this year, "Wicked Cool".  I love the witch's hat and shoes that are in this set and I chose to showcase the hat on my card.  This set is available in our big Idea Book and Catalog but the some of the accessories that I used are only available for a limited time in our brand new Holiday Mini Catalog.  These items are the Spiderweb Embossing Folder and Raven Black Lace Ribbon.  l love that my Halloween card has a girly feel to it.  The DSP is from the Brights Patterns Stack and the ribbon is 1/4" Basic Black Grosgrain.  Punches used: Scallope Border Punch and 1 3/4" Circle and Extra Large Scallop Punches.  I also made the little flower using the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack.  It is punched from Pink Pirouette and topped of with a Silver Brad.  The color combo is Rich Razzleberry and Basic Black.  Here are some more images from the "Wicked Cool" Stamp Set:

Wicked Cool
Clear-Mount Set
Item #120600
Price: $14.95
Wood-Mount Set
 Item# 118738
Price: $19.95

Or you could win this set at my Fall Frenzy Stamp Night!
Friday, September 17th
7:30 pm
See details here:


More from the market...

Well, here it is, 3:14 am and I cannot sleep, so I decided to update my blog with more pics of Vintage Market.  Such a beautiful store, it makes me happy. Enjoy!

Some beautiful ribbon in the J. Blackbird booth. 
Andie and her mom have some really beautiful vintage items in their space. 

How cute are these fabric flowers.  Hey, I think this lady needs a Big Shot!


A Peek Inside the Market....

So, as you can probably tell, I have not had much to share this week.  I have tons of swaps, projects, etc., but my back went out on me Sunday night and I have been in pain ever since and have not felt like photographing my items to share.  I will get that task done over the upcoming holiday weekend, but I thought I would share some photos from Vintage Market.  If you have not been lucky enough to visit the store, here is a little preview of what is inside. 

The picture above is one that was taken recently of most of the group of very talented and creative people that make up the vendors inside the store.  I am so fortunate to be a part of this group such a awesome ladies (and one guy).  They are all so wonderful, as you can tell by their gorgeous displays.  This store is fantastic for gifts and unique home decor items but the inspiration you get just from looking at all of the displays is priceless.  Just take a look:

I will share more in my next post!