Monday, July 16, 2012

Busy Busy Busy

I have been crazy busy lately. Spent the weekend with my daughter at camp and had a blast! No back to trying to get ready for a craft fair this weekend. So much to do, but I am so excited! Join us if you are in the area. I will post pics after Saturday.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Mom & Me Mustache Party

I know that sounds like a crazy party! But with the obsession with mustaches it was easy to pull off and FUN!  We created a cool scrapbook page layout. The girls loved being able to do it themselves and they did an awesome job.

We also had a photo booth with plenty of props! This was so much fun, but I think us moms might have enjoyed it more.

Now I have to start thinking about what our next party can be. Not sure I can top this. We all had a great time!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Scrapbook Club Creativity

June scrapbook club was so much fun! I tried a very simple layout not knowing what everyone was expectiong for our first month. Look at these great variations creating from the Stampin' Up supplies I took:

These girls are going to keep me on my toes! I am working on our July 2nd page now.  We have chosen to do a Fourth of July page. Check back to see how they turn out!

Monday, May 28, 2012

June Shows

June Shows are almost here! I am so excited to show you what I have planned for us in June. 

June 4th Scrapbook Club at 7 PM in Haltom City

We will be creating this fun Summer Time layout using bright summer colors.  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point and Whisper White.  We will use circle punches, Bright Blossoms stamp set and Brights buttons for embellishments. I will supply everything you need to make this page and most items will be cut and ready for you to assemble.

Scrapbook club is available for visitors for $15 per layout and free for members with a $25 order.  Please contact me for more info at

June 7th Card Class in Weatherford/Aledo area
Two Times available:  11 am - 1 pm and 7pm - 9pm

The first card for this month is a Father's Day card using the new In-Color Midnight Muse with Chocolate chip. We will be adding ribbon, brads and pop ups to make this card really stand out. 

The next card is a birthday card that I have made using the DSP brights collection paper pack.  You have two options in colors, both using Pacific Point and Whisper White for background colors. 

Come to class and you will get a FREE copy of the new catalog and be able to view the new In-Colors.  We will be using the new Firm Foam ink pads for both cards. I can say enough about these new ink pads, they are awesome!!

Card class meets the first Thursday of every month and offers two separate times.  The class includes three cards of your choice for $10 + $2 for each additional card.  First three cards are free with any $25 order.  All supplies are included.

Please RSVP to me at to ensure enough supplies for everyone.

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Save the date for Friday June 29th at 7PM for my first Mom and Me scrapbook class.  We will have fun with photo booths and create a special page for you to take home! More details coming soon. 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

More Tackling of the Stamping Supplies

Two more great stamping supply storage ideas. I love organization, but finding the right thing for me takes some patience.  Here are two ideas I found while browsing the Stampin Up demonstrator website, Stampin Connection, this week.

1. Sorting each color group together in bins.  Each bin would contain the ink pads, reinkers and stampin write markers. Each bin perfectly labeled, of course! Thank you to Geri Leto, Stampin Up demonstrator, for sharing this on Stampin Connection.

I can see the benefit of this being in it's simplicity and low cost. If you know you will be working with subtles you can find them all in one place. this would also be so easy for others who may be stamping with you.

2.  This second idea I have already started. I think I might combine the ideas and just add this to my bins (when I get bins set up).  Stampin' Up sells the empty stamp containers that the clear stamps come in.  You would use one case for each color group.

Thank you Joyce Weiler, stampin Up demonstrator who shared this on the Stampin up website! Such a great idea. This is a such a simple way to transport markers to and from workshops. What a space saver and I would think you could easily look and see if you are missing markers before packing up to go home.

I am sure that there are a million different storage solutions out there. Let me know if you have any others.  So far I end up with everything out everywhere. Maybe that is just part of the process!

I have found the links to print out the PDF of the marker inserts!! Stampin' Up sells the clear cases.  Kimberly Barker, Stampin' Up demonstrator,  was kind enough to create these awesome inserts and share them with all of us.  She just asks that no one sells them.*aUIgwHsuECX7ljxYwiaCvjZUKO6wRZMQ9C6SeTX51KAZa6RWXyst5ge-a9Y8srylvBeY-8T3fjaKtwIAnh/StampinMarkerDVDCaseBrights.pdf*IRf6WxRb2ySL5oU2jOs4qXeCjDXp6ihQKPrAEj8oqkCO8lq7r9W0fkbLj0L4z7/StampinMarkerDVDCaseRegals.pdf*II5sURojjWrjhnSVA92C9ecLwEmx0Os7USPokV-otcKOY8g3Vd9qujymRgipzszxthYMCzyCXrCX9PNQa/StampinMarkerDVDCaseSubtles.pdf*CAyJ8J4xvpXqBsZub-szy1V322wh8-sDj3H1PG9wlSdeHb8nAM8RtUJW/StampinMarkerDVDCaseInColor20112014.pdf

Best way to store markers yet!

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

All Things Stampin -- Everywhere

Along with this new love of all things stampin and scrapbooking, I have accumulated lots and lots of goodies. I love all my new goodies, but need to come up with a way to store them.  I decided that this weekend I really wanted to focus on getting my paper sorted and stored. I have an office where things can be stored, but I love working in the dinning room where I am still in the middle of the family. I sure would not want to miss anything!

This turned into several trips to several different stores and several purchases that will have to be returned this week. Not Fun. My first stop was Office Max to pick up a rolly cart that would fit my 12x12 paper.  A friend showed me her system and it works great for her. I wanted to try it out, so I bought the cart, but they do not stock the hanging folders.  Next stop, Michaels to buy the 12x12 hanging folders. I get everything home and the folders are not the right size to fit the cart. Next, I spent about an hour online looking for a solution.  I thought I found one at Joanns. So off I go only to find out that the folders did not fit that either.

My final solution, for now, was to purchase this iris paper holder. Not a perfect solution for sure. But will work for now until my paper stock grows.

I sorted my paper creating a drawer for subtles, neutrals, brights, regals, in colors and DSP.  I then sorted each set and placed scraps (smaller pieces in ziplocks), 81/2x11, and 12x12 stacked and dividers placed between each color.

I can now go to a color and know exatcly how many of each color I have.  The purpose of this whole project was reached. At least It was on sale at 40% off and I had a $5 coupon off that total.

During all this searching online for the perfect storage items, I came along the best design for inkpad holder! Rebel Inker created a shelf for all the inkpads and it only costs about $6. check out this website...

This is definately my next project! What a great idea and the plans are even listed! I have added her blog to my favorites so that later I can really search all her great ideas. Only one project per weekend!

Monday, May 7, 2012

One Sheet Wonders

Oh My! I just discovered One Sheet Wonders.  Look what I accomplished today.

All these projects from two sheets of the Twitterpated DSP from Stampin' Up.  I found a great template online by

Kimberley Morris,   and tried it out today.  I ended up making 16 cards from two sheets of DSP, cardstock and embellishments.  It was so much fun and I was able to start building up my stash of cards.   Now to start picking three cards for my next card club. Maybe one of these will be one?

My Baby is 11!

My baby girl turned 11 this weekend! I can't believe it. It seems like just yesterday that she was born. I  know that all you moms can totally undertand how I feel.   Well she decided on a very unique party for and 11 year old girl -- slumber party! Here is the cake that we made for her from a pin on Pinterest. I made a two layer square cake and added lines of  M&M's.  I used mini, regular and peanut M&M's.  How did we ever have any creative ideas before Pinterest?

She loved it! It did not last long. . . .

What could be better than cake in the face?? A fun filled night of games and swimming and NO SLEEP. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Summer Fun Scrapbooking

Summer Fun Scrapbook Layout

Here is my newest scrapbook page creation using Stampin' Up Summer Smooches cardstock, Real Red cardstock, Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight Cardstock.  I was able to cut out the letters and flowers with my cricut.  I received my cricut for my birthday and LOVE it!

Thinking of using this layout for next months stamp club. Now to come us with cards for card club. . .

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Exciting News From Stampin' Up

Stampin' Up announced a new starter kit today! Click the picture above to find out how easy it is to join now.  The starter kit only costs $99! What an amazing offer! You get to totally customize your own kit.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Pink Impact

I just got home from Pink Impact 2012! It was the most amazing experience.  The speakers were God filled women that truly spoke to my heart.  I am leaving with so much to pray and think about. The words Arise and Courage will always mean more to me after this week and I pray that I will be able to put them into my daily life.

I never imagined being able to hear Beth Moore in person. It was such a gift to be able to experience her passion. She is such an inspiration! 

There were so many great speakers that I have a whole list of books to order. The first of which will be by Holly Wagner, the pastor of Oasis Church in California. God Chicks Awaken is a devotional that I must find.

Before even leaving the Gateway Church parking lot I was ordering tickets for the 2013 Pink Impact Conference.  Time to clear that schedule for next April.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Summer Smooches

Check out the newest promotions from Stampin' Up. Summer Smooches are available until April 30th.  I love this collection and have used it for several projects this month.  Check out  to view them or click the picture link above to shop.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

All Things Stampin is my newest venture! I have been planning to scrapbook for years! Literally 14 years. I am so behind schedule.  In the last few months I have been introduced to the Stampin' Up line of products and become truely addicted!!  Just recently I signed up as a demonstrator. Here are a few of my sample cards for my upcoming show and Open House 

  Graduation cards for both Weatherford and the Aledo Schools. I really loved getting these together and playing with the different colors. For the Blue I used whisper white and pacific point Stampin Up papers.  For the Orange/ Black card is used pumpkin pie paper. The Graduation stamp came from the Tiny Wishes stamp set. Everyone that attends the Open House on May 3 will get to make one.

Below are a few cards I created while playing around with my new stamps and supplies.  The starter set came with so many goodies!

Now,  I have to say that if it were not for all the stampin bloggers out there that share their creations. As a new stamper, I don't know where I would start without their inspiration! 

The graduation cards were original found posted by Jill Coleman. I'm not sure where I saw them but her site is I was able to look at her design and change them to our school colors. I hope I did her design justice.

The butterfly card I have seen a couple of different ways, but I loved the one I saw by Jacque Craig. I have no idea where I say or her website. I will have to start noting that info when I find one I love.  Mine is not as detailed as hers. Another reason I need to purchase more Stampin Up supplies!! My list is growing and definately includes the Big Shot!

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