Thursday, October 28

A GUEST DESIGNER on my blog today

I am featuring a GUEST DESIGNER on my blog today. My oldest daughter, Lesleigh Ross, designed these two Christmas cards featuring the wonderful stamp set SEASON OF JOY, item #110384, page 33 in the big catalog (IBC).

She used the flourish swirly stamp in the set with versamark to do the background on both stamps. On one of them she then put CRYSTAL EFFECTS item #101055, page 196, on the swirled images for a wonderful effect! Crystal effects also on the tree decorations, the flowers and the ink stamped swirls on the card as well. I LOVE crystal effects and all the things you can do with it.

She used DAZZLING DIAMONDS item #102023, page 96 on a lot of places she put the crystal effects for more BLING BLING.

Her color pallette for this card is Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Whisper White card stock (pages 166-169) and the DESIGNER PAPER JOLLY HOLIDAY item #117158, page 174.

Thank you Lesleigh for being my first guest designer on my blog!!

For those of you who live in UTAH, check out her FABULOUS CUPCAKES and AMAZING FONDANT SCULPTING at

Tuesday, October 26


So, my daughter in Utah says it snowed there last night and looks like more today. Here is Texas it is a sweltering 85+ with the humidity very hot and heavy.

HOWEVER, the heat does NOT stop me from feeling in the Holiday mood for tonight's workshop of SNOWFLAKES AND DAZZLING DIAMONDS AND MINI MILK CARTONS.

Beside this posting are some more photos of the treat holders/mini milk cartons for our holiday workshop. Beautiful BASHFUL BLUE and NATURAL WHITE cardstock, ribbon and ink, along with some shadowing with MARINA BLUE INK and some designer Series Paper from BLUEBERRY CRISP. Also some fine glitter from the glitter stacks and of course the big shot and snowflake dies.

When I first got the Blueberry Crips DSP, I did not like it much because it is kind of vintage and rubbed off in places. But once I got used to that, I am LOVING IT because of the mix of colors and the wonderful way it can be used with just about any theme. Doesn't it look like THE HOLIDAYS on this Winter Treat Holder??

Have a great day and leave me a message if you like my mini milk carton treat holders!!

Thursday, October 14


Oh my goodness, this is my FIRST time to use the new smooch spritz and I LOVE IT. I think the photo shows pretty well how it gives the card a unique shine. I LOVE IT. You can choose to use it on just one embellishment or layer, or all over the whole card like I did with this card. I LOVE IT.

Oh, by the way.... did I tell you I LOVE IT??!!

You MUST get this and try it. I used the vanilla smooch spritz. There are 4 different colors available. It is in a glass vial with a very fine spritzer on the top. I think this might last me for years and years because the spritz comes out so fine.

Click on SHOP NOW to order YOUR smooch spritz from my Stampin Up site.

Leave me a comment if you have used the smooch spritz, won't you?

Wednesday, October 13


The Clearance Rack Blitz has been a BIG HIT with both demonstrators and customers; but if YOU want to take advantage of up to 80 percent off of discontinued Stampin’ Up! products, you need to act fast.

The Clearance Rack Blitz ends on October 18, so make sure you go to my stampin' up website and shop NOW.

Then click on SHOP NOW once you are at my shopping site, then click CLEARANCE RACK

Saturday, October 9

Creative Sketches first challenge - CS01.

I am pleased to participate in the Creative Sketches first challenge this week. I love my dasher card from my stamp=a=stack class I held last weekend.

Hope you like it too!!

Thursday, October 7

Mojo Monday 159 Contest

I AM HAPPY TO ENTER ONE OF MY CARDS INTO THE MOJO MONDAY CONTEST THIS WEEK. I love this stamp set (and the matching embossing folder by the way). I am sorry the photo is a little bit dark. Having trouble with my camera.

Tuesday, October 5


From October 5–18, we’re adding over two hundred more discontinued items--some at up to 80 percent off--to our Clearance Rack.

Things to know about the Clearance Rack Blitz:

•Orders for Clearance Rack items must be placed at my Online Store
•Qualifying orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin’ Rewards.
•While the Blitz lasts from October 5–18, some items, depending on
availability, may be made available in the Clearance Rack in the future.
•All discontinued items are available only while supplies last.
•All sales of discontinued items are final.

Saturday, October 2


What an awesome day today!! First we listened to conference from the internet in the morning.

Then, my Christmas stamp-a-stack class was next. We made 6 cards - 3 of each of two designs, using the Dasher Stamp from the a-la-Carte cards on pages 16-19 in the catalog.

We had a yummy lunch and fun time talking and learning several new techniques - dry embossing with the big shot, heat embossing to make a wonderful gold reindeer named Dasher, and glittering everything that held still. (we were all sparkling when it was over!!)

Three sweet friends came to the class and we had the BEST TIME. Thanks Audrey, Susan and Dee. It was so fun to have you come to my home and make cards with me. We will have to do some more to get our cards all made for this year!!

As they were leaving, I remembered that I needed a photo, so I got one of Susan and Audrey holding their cards. Dee had already skeedaddled home. See the photo of the gals and their cards below.