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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Happy Birthday Octopus

Oh my goodness! Freshly Made Sketches is so fabulous this week! They are having a surprise Blog Hop for Rita, who is having a baby shortly! Of course I had to play along! I have one last retiring stamp set to show you, before this catalog ends at midnight Mountain Time tonight. This cute hippo … Continue reading »

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Sweet Summer Digital Downloads

Important Announcement: This is it. Thursday May 31st is the last day to order out of the big Stampin’ Up Catalog. If you want it, get it now, or you may find yourself in the very sad position of paying a ridiculous amount for retired items on eBay. Don’t let it happen to you! Check … Continue reading »

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Woman of Achievement Award

It’s Tuesday, so it is time for another great ColourQ challenge! Aren’t these fun, bright colors? Earlier this month, my mother was given this year’s Woman of Achievement Award from her synagogue. This year’s theme was “Hidur Mitzvah,” or the beautification of the commandments. With my mother’s dedication to creating amazing Judaic needlework, it is … Continue reading »

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Happy Graduation!

Well, it is that time of year. On Friday, I will be dressed in my gown & hood, sitting in the faculty section, and watching the little kids that I taught from kindergarten through sixth grade graduate from high school. It blows me away every year to watch the amazing people they have become. I … Continue reading »

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Loads of Love for Dad

Fun challenge over at the Friday Mashup this week. A great sketch with the added challenge of making a masculine card with it. I had to use Loads of Love with this one. It is one of the very first stamp sets I ever bought, and it is retiring on Thursday!  Since Steve drives a … Continue reading »

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Daffodil & Tangerine Thank You

Another great big spot for some gorgeous designer series paper on this week’s Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge. Since I loved how last week’s turned out, I used a couple of the same tricks. I again used a nice big piece of the Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper (retiring on Thursday!!) and ran it through … Continue reading »

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Keep Calm and Stamp On

I am so excited about one of the hostess sets that will be in the new Stampin’ Up catalog, which starts a week from today!! I combined it with this week’s nice, clean sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. The hostess set, Carry On, includes a variety of sayings to add after the “Keep Calm and” … Continue reading »

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Scentsy for Me!

I learned an important lesson from the first woman who signed up under me for Stampin’ Up. She taught me that if you love the products sold by a direct sales business, and plan on purchasing a significant amount, it is almost always better to sign up as a consultant yourself. I took this lesson … Continue reading »

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J is for Jessica

One of the teachers here at school asked if I could put together some personalized note cards for her. After talking with her about colors and images, I put this card together. She wants 50  of them, so it also needed to be something I could make a lot of easily! Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, … Continue reading »

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Digital Button Buddies & More!

Oh my goodness, the digital version of Button Buddies is too cute! You can use it with digital buttons, or print it out and attach real buttons! And did you see those gorgeous soft blooms? Wow! These downloads work with My Digital Studio and any other digital scrapbooking program that allows you to import PNG … Continue reading »

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