Royal Blog Tour – Featured Set – Peace Within

I am very excited to feature the stamp set Peace Within from the 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog.  This set will definitely be one of your favorites because it can lend itself to any occasion.  I've purposely left off any type of sentiment so that I can tailor to fit as I need it. This card uses the new In-colors Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo.  The Designer Series… Read More »

Royal Blog Tour starts on Sunday, 26 July 2009

Go to the Royal Blog Tour Home page  on Sunday, July 26, 2009 to start the Royal Blog Tour and enter for a chance to win a big shot die cut machine! The Royal Blog Tour is 3 days long and you'll be happy it is!  There are four tours – a total of 80 fabulous blogs!  But wait – there's more!  Blog Candy, Blog Candy, and more Blog Candy. … Read More »


I finally received my Medallion background stamp.  I had been saving the Nouveau Chic Designer Series Paper for that special stamp and decided to use the Medallion background stamp with it. I am not very happy with the way it is stamping.  I can't get it dark enough nor a clear dark image and I was using basic black.  I tried sanding the stamp, using the brayer to make sure the… Read More »

Home for Christmas

Today's card is for the Christmas in July Stamp Class scheduled for Wednesday, 29 July 2009.  I still have a couple of openings, so if you are interested and live in the Northwest Arkansas area, shoot me an e-mail. This card was cased from the one in the catalog (page 34).  I changed a couple of things:  distressed the edges, eliminated the ribbon and the 2nd sentiment was stamped inside the card.… Read More »

How to line up your sentiment stamps

I was putting a stamp set together for a Christmas Card I am making today and I thought that I'd never shared the idea of how I line up my sentiment stamps so that they are straight on the wooden blocks. I take a ruler (I used a quilter's ruler) and draw a faint line across the bottom of the wood block.  I draw the line right at the point… Read More »

Thoughts and Prayers

At class today, the ladies were talking about the need for Sympathy Cards.  We decided to have a class in September that would be Sympathy cards inclusive.  That got me thinking that I haven't made one in a while and the problem is that when you really need one you are not in the mood to make one.  So I decided I would at least try to make one every… Read More »

Look Ma, no stamps!

Today's card is for the Late Night Stampers weekly challenge #29.  The challenge is to make a pink and black card. I decided to drag out my retired rub-ons.  This one is called Cherished Memories and retired from the last catalog.   Did you noticed that I did not use one little piece of pattern paper.  That was so unusual for me!  To download the card instructions:  Download Pink & Black… Read More »

Animal Stories

Today's post starts the first day of the Blog-a-day contest at Business Stampers Coaching Group.  It's a month long contest where you have to post everyday from 20 July to and including 20 August 2009.  I have to put in a plug for John's Business Stampers Coaching Group because  I have gotten so much out of it since I started in February. The Business Stampers Coaching Group is designed to… Read More »

Deal of the Week #4 – Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware for only $18.99

Our Hodgepodge Hardware kits are an amazing value.  Each kit contains approximately 200 pieces of hardware.  It includes an assortment of holders and brads.  This week's Deal of the Week is available in Styled Vanilla at an incredibly low price of $18.99 (regular price $29.95).  Create memorable gifts, cards, scrapbook pages and handmade books with these must-have accents!   The hodgepodge hardware is GREAT to use with punches, ribbon, twill… Read More »

Animal Stories by Cissy

  I don’t have a card for you today but my granddaughter Felicia does! She is using the stamp set Animal Stories and the DSP Tall Tales. Every time she comes over she wants to use my stamps and paper.  She fell in love with this stamp set but another favorite one of hers is the stamp set From the Crypt.  It’s not something I would ordinarily use but I… Read More »