Wednesday, September 24, 2008


So, I know I haven't posted much lately!

I've been busy with things in my personal life and I truly haven't stamped much at all in the past few weeks. I have a Kristina Werner challenge still sitting on my desk (of course it's past the deadline, but I don't care) and I have cards to make for orders as well.

I also got a huge Christmas card order from the hair stylist (60 criss cross cards for her to send to clients with 1/2 off, free color, etc.); I have a workshop for Laura @ my house on Saturday; a World Card Making Event @ Amy's on the 4th of October; and Kevin's aunt Peg scheduled a workshop for the first of November and wants one Thanksgiving card and one Christmas card to be demo'd; AND on top of those I have my Stamp Camp starting in November too!

I'm busy- and I love every minute of it!!!

If you are interested in Christmas cards or a fall/winter workshop please don't delay in setting one up! :)

Here is a card I made recently for my friend Heather, who is due in October with her first little one!

Baby Shower Items

Well... Shantelle's Baby Shower went off without a hitch. Now I get to post all the things I made for it!! Here are 6 centerpieces. They were filled with things she'll need and they were all part of her gift from me and my mother.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Kristina Challenge... My Idea!!

So... a few weeks ago Kristina asked for ideas on her forum. She wanted pictures that she could use for the color challenge. I immediately had in mind this great shower curtain from Pottery Barn Teen. I LOVE that magazine!!! Sooo... I send her the link and this week's combo is from MY pic choice! Woot!!

Sadly... I have NOT been very creative lately. So... I cased a card from Beate (I had been wanting to try the emerging color technique for a while) and made a second quick christmas card for my stash of "to be sold" items.

I'm starting to book up for the month of October and November. If you're interested in a workshop or class, please let me know ASAP. Also... I have only TWO spots left for my stamp camp that begins in November. See this post for details.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

KWerner #21

Just trying to get this in before the deadline. I'm of course having issues with blogger not wanting to add my pics. Grrrr. I'll be back to add more as it starts working better!! :)

I saw this flip book on Amy Celona's web site, and I decided to try it out for Kristina's latest challenge!

I made this for my sister-in-law who loves fun, bright colors and is turning 23 next month, along with taking the LSAT! I'm thinking this will totally make her day, and I can give her pictures from her party to fill it with afterwards! :)

I have some finishing touches to add still- like glitter & rhinestones, but I love it already!
Hope you do, too!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Virtual Garage Sale!!

Below are all the retired Stampin' Up! items I currently have for sale! There are lots, so be sure to scroll down! Feel free to ask me any questions you have about the condition, sentiments, or anything else you may want to know. You can leave questions here or e-mail me:

Like any good garage sale, items are priced but feel free to make me an offer! :)

Stamp Sets for Sale:

Quirkey Alphabet $15

Happy Harmony $12

Love Ya Bunches $8 SOLD!!Eclectic Backgrounds $6

In Any Event $12

Gently Falling $6
Shapes & Shadows $8
Love Notes $8 SOLD!!
Background Sampler $6

Paint Prints $6

Tags & More $4 SOLD!!

Figures of Speech $12 SOLD!!
Fun Filled $10

Little Hellos $8
Simple Somethings $6
A Little Love $6 SOLD!!

Fabulous Four $8 Painted Posies $10
NEW! Just Delightful Simply Scrappin Kit $12 (reg. $19.95) SOLD!!
Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Blush Blossom, & Barely Banana
Several sheets of cardstock and Designer Series papers-along with 4 pages of Die Cut stickers!

Also: I have several packs of retired Designer Series paper (all double sided). If you are interested in getting a pack of 6x6 sheets, please let me know.
** You may not receive each design available in a pack; Available as supplies last **

Some packs I have available are: Cutie Pie, Blue Bayou, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Wintergreen, Holiday Harmony, Bali Breeze, Jersey Shore, East Coast Prep, Ginger Blossom, Dashing, Berry Bliss, Afternoon Tea, & Olive Press.

I also have several sheets of rub-ons left... If you purchase 4 sets I'll throw in some rub-ons!! :)

Payment: Can be accepted through paypal, money order, check, or cash on delivery (local residents only). If you pay by check, it must clear before I will mail items. US Sales only (SU! Rules!). Additional shipping charges may apply.

The BIG Shot is here... & Stamp Club!!

The Big Shot is now available to all of you!! :)

Read the info from Stampin' Up!'s website about it- watch the video, this thing ROCKS!!

I hope to have it my hands before my Stamp Club begins...

STAMP CLUB, oh yes!!

Here are the details... Be sure to sign-up ASAP as space is limited and by the response, I'm thinking it will fill up quickly!! :)

"6" MoNtH STAMP CLUB!! (only meeting 3 times over 6 months!)

Here is how it will work: Reply to join. I'll e-mail you the contract by early October. You will have to send it back to me (by mail) on or before November 1st.

We will meet ONCE in November, ONCE in January, and ONCE in February.

Club meetings will be held at my home in St. Clair Shores.

November will focus on holiday themed cards, easy scrapbook pages, and hand-made bows, ornaments & tags for gift wrapping.

If you'd like something special shown or a technique taught please let me know.

** You should all receive the Holiday Mini Catalog. This club meeting will offer special items from the mini and a chance to order anything from the mini catalog at 10% off the list price!! **

Also... Please let me know what day is best for you (For November ONLY):
Wednesday Evening's
Friday Evening's
Saturday Day
Saturday Evening
Sunday Early Afternoon

I anticipate each session to run approximately 3 hours long. (Each month we'll pick a day that works best for the majority)

Payment: I'm thinking of doing payment as a "class" fee. Each club meeting will cost $15. Total of $45 for the 6 months. You can pre-pay for all three classes by check, cash, or credit card by November 1st OR put your credit card on file with me, and I will run it the day prior to the club meeting (seperately for each session). If it is necessary that supplies be mailed, there may be an additional one time fee of $5 for priority shipping.

What will I get?!:
You will each receive a NEW catalog ($9.95 value), as well as past catalogs as supplies last.
You will all receive all the materials for the make-n-takes- But, you must bring your OWN adhesive to the club!
If you are unable to attend, you will receive your materials from me no later than ONE week after the club meeting.
You will all receive directions on how to re-create your own make-n-takes.
You'll be eligible for special prizes and incentives for attending as well as exclusive deals offered only through me.
Each session you will learn a NEW technique and be able to use & try anything I personally own to see if you like it!!
You can order merchandise at a discounted rate just for joining!
& You will have a chance to sign up for another class or club for 50% OFF the fee!!!

A few last notes: I plan to demo at least 3 make-n-takes at every club meeting. If you'd like, feel free to forward this to any friends and invite them to join as well.

**I had a few people mention that they may not be able to attend each session. You can certainly still join. If you cannot make it for that month, please let me know at least 2 weeks BEFORE the scheduled session. I can then prep your items differently. I'll either 1) get all items together, pre-cut, etc. as normal and deliver the items to you (by mail or in person) with directions on how to complete them OR 2) I can pre-make all the items we did in that class and still give you directions in case you want to make your own! **

If you don't want to join the club- I still have workshop & class dates available for September & October. As a hostess you get a FREE catalog and an additional $20 in FREE hostess merchandise (for any party over $150).

Other news:
Kristina posted another color challenge, stay tuned!!
Phase II of the Decor Elements is coming soon...
I'm taking orders for "Cards by the Month"!! If you're interested in receiving ALL the cards you need for the month (3 month subscription) at a discounted rate, please e-mail me! :)

Monday, September 1, 2008

I really HAVE been creating!!

I wanted to share lots of things I've been busy with! I wanted to prove to everyone that although I haven't posted much lately I have been working on things!!

First is a anniversary card for my Jen and her fabulous hubby, Derek. They celebrated 7 yrs together on the 31st and I couldn't be happier for them!

2 scrapbook pages for my mother's best friend, Jeannie. She is having a big bash on the 6th for turning the big 5-O.

And... My first diaper cake. For my cousin Shantelle's shower to be held on the 13th of September. She is having a little girl and her theme is butterfly's, dragonfly's, flowers, and pastel colors. Lovely.

Hope you're all well... Keep your eyes open for an e-mail from me about Stamp Club. :)