Monday, February 10, 2014

We have I been?!

If you are visiting my blog for the first time-Thank You! If you are just checking in to see what I’ve been up to-Thank You!

Yes, it has been ages since the last post, and this will most likely be the last…..WHY?!

MY LIFE. My life is just too full of other exciting adventures. Between a full-time job, wife, two teenagers in the marching band and an exciting part-time hobby selling Stampin’ Up! I have barely enough time to write notes to myself let alone on this blog.

I have the utmost respect for those that are able to keep their blogs active and exciting a whole bunch of credit, as I truly enjoy seeing them. But for myself at this time I can’t.

I do however, have web site and thankfully run and managed (for the most part) by Stampin’ Up!

It would be awesome if you would come check it out and visit every so often.

As I said, I am only a part-time demonstrator and would love to have your support and would appreciate if you every needed any of the fabulous supplies from Stampin’ Up! you would definitely look to me. It really is part-time but does help me pay for my paper addiction.

Thank you all

Monday, October 14, 2013


Hello fellow scrappers, and thank you for stopping by today.

As you can see it has been quite a while since my last post, and for this I apologize.

Life in general happens, adventures are made and create and, children become my priority. I prefer to live and explore while I they are still loving and needed by me.

I still LOVE to create my cards and to teach the fine and yet lost art of sending cards.

I am currently teaching classes at my local libraries and have had such a wonderful turn out of exciting woman who also enjoy creating cards.

Even though I am not posting on this site, please visit my Stampin’ Up! website to view exciting offers and opportunities to come and create with me!

Thanks again for stopping by!


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Summer Silhouettes

Loving this stamp set by Stampin' Up!
Click link to the right to order your set!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Pop 'n Cuts Dies with Carrie Cudney

I recently purchased the All Dressed Up Card Base Pop, Die and Stamp Set. I'm really excited to try it out, I just know it's going to be a forvroite of mine.-when I have some
But if you're like me and nee some visual training, this video is just what you need. Take a look and let me know what you think. And if I are like me and just HAVE TO HAVE THIS DIE, click on the link to the left to place your order

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Racing by....

And truly that's what it has felt like in the last few weeks. After the holidays it feels like there's time to finally breath again and to relax and enjoy the fine art of papercrafting again.
So I wanted you show you this card that I 'CASED' ( my apologies to the original owner ) this super cute, super easy Race Car. And just in time of NASCAR too.
There really is no true instrustions, just a bit of free hand and cutting along with a circle punch or two. Super cute, super easy and SUPER FAST....
Thanks for making a PIT STOP with me today!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

It's all about the LOVE

It's all about the LOVE this month!
Show your love and appreciation for that special someone. Attend this upcoming workshop at my home on January 22nd or 23rd at 6 pm and create these unique handmade cards and favor boxes. The cost for all this fun is only $15.00. 
Unable to attend or you don't live local? I will send all the supplies you will need to assemble your own cards at home. It's fun either way!
Contact me 1-315-635-9991 or
Beverages and appetizers will be provided....yumm

Sunday, December 16, 2012

More Purses

I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Barbie Bags that I CASE from InkinIdaho-thanks Becky!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Gift Ideas

Super Cute, Super Easy and Super Fast to make these Snowman Gift Boxes.
Thanks to Becky Roberts from inkingidaho for this idea!

Wallets for Christmas Gift cards

Just love making these wallets, so much I've had a request to make 15 of them. They are just the perfect size for GIFT CARDS and MONEY!   You can find directions on

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Baby Cards

I seem to be in a baby mode lately, and it's not what your thinking either! Many of my 'mature' friends are having grandbabies and what better way to show off then with a brand new baby card or two or three...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Baby Card

I fell in love with this cute card that I saw on Splitcoast Stampers created by Emmy Soltren, I just knew I had to 'borrow' her design.
I used the Stampin' Up! Baby Bundle stamp set to make the onesies, the duck and the bear. I free cut them and simple added them to a side step card. Using Modern Label punch and Decorative Label Punch to 'cut out legs on the dresser'.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Top Note Frankie

Isn't he the cutiest Frankenstein you have ever seen?!
He was created (in my dungeon), my studio, OK OK so I made him one evening in my kitchen with a few Stampin' Up! products. And super easy to make.
Cut 2 Wild Wasabi and 1 black from the Top Note Die. Sponge the edges.
Cut the black in half and give it a hair cut. Cut 1 1" circle punch from Wild Wasabi, and 2 whites. Also cut 2 3/4" circle punch from black and add a little white gel pen marks for his eyes. Cut 1 large oval Wild Wasabi for the nose. Attach everything to snack bag or box as seen in the picture.

Sending one of these to each of my Online Stampin' Up! club members. Hope you like them.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Thomas the Train

What little boy doesn't love Thomas the Train?!
I love how this turned out, and I wish I had some instructions for you, but I'm sorry I don't. I really had to improvise, cut and trim most of it. The cirlces are 1", 3/4" , 1/2" and Oval punchs from Stampin' Up.
ALL ABOARD in loving this card, say CHOO CHOO!

Clutch Purse

Always in seach of something different to use for gift cards I discovered this one on the Splitcoaststampers website.

These cute little clutch purses can also be used for gift cards or may be some lipstick!
As with the men's wallets I suggest you do a test run with your sewing machine, just so you don't ruin your precious paper!


Recently I was asked to make a few gift cards for friend to give as a Christmas gift for her nephews.
We all know how hard it is to create cards for men, so when she asked me to come up with gift card holders, I wondered what I could come up with.
Several searches, a few more gray hairs and just about ready to give up, I found this one on the Splitcoaststampers website.

I'm really pleased and excited on the way they turned out. And although I am not a seamstress I think it turned out quite nicely. My only advice or suggestion is to practice on a piece of scrap paper first. As there is NO ripping out if you make a mistake.

I think I will decorate the outside of the wallet with the boys initials...let me know what you think!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Awash With Flowers

I think this stamp set by Stampin' Up! has to be one of my favorites right now.
Love the double stamping effect!
Stampin' Up! Awash With Flowers
Ink: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, More Mustard
Paper: Whisper White, More Mustard & Always Artichoke

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Manly Birthday Card

I have to say, this could be one of the easiest Birthday cards I have every made...perfect for a young man or adult male!
All Stampin' Up! card stock
The greeting is simply a type font and printed on card stock cut to 1 3/4 x 3.
Then layed over a piece of black every so slightly larger.
The gray was cut at 3 x 3, and the Real Red was cut 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 and then embossed.
The larger black is 4 1/2 x 3 1/4.
The base is Crumb cut at 4 x 5 1/4
SOOO SIMPLE, yet so MANLY too!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Barbie Bag's

First I want to apologize for being MIA. It has been a very busy summer for us, and now that fall is apon us and the are kids heading back to school, I'm able to get some mojo back, and show off some cute things!

Second, I must give credit to Becky at for this SUPER CUTE purse.
If you log onto you will be able to purchase this template and 2 others for only $3.95!

I have made so many of these cute purse's for family and friends, that I just had to share one with you.
They are the perfect size for a gift card, or in my case I filled it with mini Hershey Bars.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Angry Birds Birthday Card

I had soooooooooo much fun Re-creating this card.
I saw a fellow Stampin' Up demonstrate this using die cuts and punches. Not having the 4" die cut, I had to improvise a bit, and I think I pretty much Scored with it.
Cricut Cart: Plantin Schoolbook, circle cut at 3 3/4". Heart cut on Italic at 2"
Stampin' Up! card stock: Crumb Cake, Real Red, So Saffron, White & Black
Ink: So Saffron & Black
Stampin' Up! Punch: Modern Label, 1/2" punch 

Place your Crumb paper in upper right hand corner of mat followed by the red. Cut. Remove ONLY THE CIRCLE of the Crumb paper, NOT the excess. Now take the red circle and overlap this about 3/4 down ON TOP of the scrap of Crumb. Hit your repeat button. This will complete another circle, but cutting a moon shape out of the red. Remove and overlap on the Crumb.
Cut 2 circles whita at 1 1/4" and 2 black circles at 1/2".
Cut 2 squares from the So Saffron at 1 1/2" and 1". Cut these at an angle and shade them with So Saffron.
Using the Modern Punch, cut 2 and then trim about 1/4" off.
Assemble everything to resemble this Angry Bird. I used pop ups on the blacks of eyes and the upper bill.

Is'nt he the Cutiest Angry Bird you have every seen? And SUPER EASY!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Anniversary Card

My wonderful and extremely supportive husband I have just recently celebrated our 16th Wedding Anniversary. Dave has always put me first and has always supported me in all my crazy ideas and my blonde moments, cause lets face it, I've had a lot of them. I can hear him chuckle and see him shake his head over something I just said or did....
So, this one is for you hon, thanks for all you do. You have always been there and for seeing me and our kids through all our crazy adventures!
And remember, your the one that bought me my first Cricut, and created THIS MONSTER

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Holiday Catalog Starts today!

How exciting, I have to say, this is one of the best Holiday Catalogs I have seen in a long time. Unlike the minis they have had in the past, this one is much larger, and items are available to purchase NOW and until the end of the year! Click on the link below to view online, or contact me and I will send you one! And for those in my clubs, your will be in the mail tomorrow.YEAH

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Father's Day Tool Box

This cute little tool box was created using the Cricut Cartridge Sweet Treats.
Perfect for a gift card for Dad for Father's Day!

Start with 2 Tag cuts of Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip from Sweet Treats button #8 at 4 ". Run them through your Big Shot using the woodgrain folder.
Cut 2 pieces of Chocolate Chip card stock to 4 1/2 x 2  1/2. Score at 1/2 each end end and then along the bottom. Do this on each one.

Cut out small squares at the corners, now fold along the score line and apply a bead of a strong adhesive OR Sticky Strip to the 3 flaps.

Now score and fold the bottom of the tags at 1" and attach each tag to the panels again with either Sticky Strip or strong adhesive such as Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive. To this to both panels.
I also cut a piece of 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 to close up the bottom-NO need to emboss this one. Than attach the bottom.

Finally add a greeting, such as this one for Father's Day with a piece of cordinating paper using a Stampin' Up! Modern Label punch. I than attached silver brads and adhered to the 'Tool Box'
Don't you just love it?! And so will that handy man in your life!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Open Your Front this pretty card

I was asked to create a card as part of a house warming present, and I couldn't resist using this door panel that I created back in December as one of my Christmas cards. Let me know what you think!
Stamps: Bliss, Language of Friendship
Punches: M.S. branch & Stampin' Up! Boho Blossom
Door Panels were cut at 3x2 the inside at 2 3/4x1 3/4
lower panels 2 1/2x1 1/4 and 2 1/4x1
Embossing folders: Wood Grain & Square Lattice
Thank you for checking it out, and COME ON BACK, the door is always OPENED to friends!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Fathers Day Card

Mothers Day isn't even here yet, and I've already created a Fathers Day card!
Come join us on June 12 at my Make & Take

So your probably wondering where I got the silver paper from...would you believe it's FOIL?!
Yep right from your kitchen drawer. This is a super easy technique that I found somewhere and have used it on many cards.
Take a piece of card stock, cut to size (nothing fancy) and a piece of foil just 1/4 to 1/2 larger. Next run some Tombow glue all over your card stock and glue your foil on. Yes, do put shiny side up. Now run a little glue along the EDGE, being careful not to go past the foil edge along the card stock. Now wrap like a present.
The last step is to run it through an embossing plate and VOILA silver paper.....See I told you super easy.

The stamp is from Hobby Lobby stamped with black. I did take a silver coloring pencil and shaded DAD a bit and then blended with Mineral Spirit. I tend to use coloring pencils and Mineral Spirit over the other coloring choices.
The brads are also from Hobby Lobby on sale for only $1.19 for a package of 24!
thanks to Melodylanedesign for the inspiration

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mother's Day Card


I have been busy creating these and more Mother's Day Cards for friends and family. And what better way to show Mom how much you love her than with a hand made card!
I'm just loving this stamp set from Stampin 'Up! There are so many possibilities and combinations with this stamp set!
Stamps: Stampin' Up! Awash with Flowers
Paper: Melon Mambo, More Mustard & Regal Rose

Inks: Old Olive, Melon Mambo, More Mustard & Pretty in Pink
Punches: Stampin' Up! Scallop Oval & Large Oval
Embossing Folder: Stampin' Up, Perfect Polka Dots

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Stampin' Up! Pretty Purse

Stampin' Up has come out with a Petite Pretty Purse die cut.  And this one is soooo cute you will just love to add this one your collection.
Here are two that I quickly created with this die cut.
They are the perfect size to hold a tube of Chapstick or a few pieces of mini chocolate bars.
What better combination than Purses and Chocolate!
The item #125606 for $32.95, plus we have the collection of Summer Smooches that you can start ordering today!