APRIL NEWS

1. ALCOHOL MARKERS FOR COLORING AND SHADING COMING THIS QUARTER

2. JOIN MY STAMPIN' UP! TEAM FOR ONLY $99 and GET A TOTALLY CUSTOMIZED KIT WORTH $125 PLUS FREE REGISTRATION FOR CONVENTION THIS YEAR IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH IN JULY.

3. Retirement list out April 21st. Get your favorite things WHILE SUPPLIES LAST and before they are all gone.

Friday, August 31

FROM MY HOUSE TO YOURS, LOOK WHAT I WON!!

I WON THE MOST WONDERFUL BLOG CANDY EVER!!  P. FROM THE WAY I SEW IT HAD A GIVE AWAY AND I WON.  I AM A 1950'S GAL AND THIS ADORABLE SUGAR BOWL IS A STEUBENVILLE FROM THE 1950'S.  SO YOU SEE, IT WAS MEANT TO WIN!!  HA

SHE MADE THE MOST AMAZING LITTLE MINI QUILT TO GO WITH IT AND IT MATCHES PERFECTLY.


 LOOK AT HOW P. MADE THE QUILT DESIGN TO MATCH THE PATTERN ON THE SUGAR BOWL!!  I AM  BLOWN AWAY BY HER TALENT.

I WAS AMAZED HOW MUCH THIS MINI MATCHES THE PATTERN ON THE BOWL.  THE LITTLE HOUSE AND THE WINDOWS ARE JUST PERFECT, DON'T YOU THINK??

THIS IS THE CUTE BACKSIDE OF THE QUILT.  STILL MATCHING THE COLORS PERFECTLY.

THIS WONDERFUL GIFT FROM P. IS TAKING A PROMINENT PLACE ON MY TABLE.  IT WAS MADE TO BE THERE FOR ALL TO SEE.

THANKS, P. FOR YOUR GENEROSITY AND FOR SHARING YOUR DESIGNING TALENT WITH ME AND WITH US ALL.

HERE'S TO CREATIVITY Y'ALL!!


Thursday, August 30

ONLY ONE MORE DAY TO GET THE FREE HOWL-O-WEEN TRAY

HI STAMPERS,  TOMORROW IS THE VERY LAST DAY FOR YOU TO GET THE FREE HOWL-O-WEEN TRAY AND SUPPLIES TO DECORATE IT FOR YOUR FALL HOME DECORATIONS.  HOW DO YOU GET IT FREE??  BY JOINING STAMPIN' UP! AS PART OF MY TEAM, "THE FINE LINES".



YOU GET $129 IN SU! PRODUCT FOR ONLY $99 WHEN YOU JOIN, plus:

  • 3 MONTHS FREE OF THE DEMONSTRATOR WEBSITE (DBSW)
  • FREE DEMONSTRATOR MAGAZINE EVERY MONTH LOADED WITH TIPS AND IDEAS
  • 20% DISCOUNT ON ALL YOU PURCHASES ALWAYS
  • 30% DISCOUNT ON YOUR FIRST ORDER OF $150 OR MORE
  • CHANCES TO EARN FREE STAMP SETS DURING THE FIRST 6 MONTHS
  • CHANCE TO EARN $150 BONUS CASH DURING THE FIRST 6 MONTHS
  • OPPORTUNITY TO EARN FREE PRODUCT, TRIPS AND SO MUCH MORE
CLICK ON MY ORDER LINK BELOW MY SIGNATURE AND GO TO "JOIN THE FUN" TO LEARN MORE AND TO SIGN UP NOW.

HURRY NOW AND GET THE ADDITIONAL FREE BEAUTIFUL TRAY AND SUPPLIES TO DECORATE FOR THE FALL.


Tuesday, August 28

CUTE GIFT IDEA AND THANK YOU GIFT

TERRI WALKER, OUT IN "BLOGGIE LAND", POSTED THE IDEA OF PUTTING A NAIL FILE INTO OUR VERY TALL AND THIN CELLO BAGS.  I DECIDED TO USE THIS FOR MY AUGUST THANK YOU GIFTS AND HAD SO MUCH FUN MAKING THESE.


I COULD NOT FIND MY CAMERA AND WANTED TO GET A PHOTO QUICKLY SO I USED MY PHONE.  SORRY IT IS SUCH A BAD PHOTO.  I USED THE PACKING PAPER FROM PACKAGES IN THE MAIL AND CUT OUT THE FLOWER WITH MY BIG SHOT TO CREATE THE PRETTY FLOWER DECORATION AT THE TOP OF THIS LITTLE GOODIE BAG.  LOOK HOW NICELY THE NAIL FILE FITS INTO THE CELLO BAGGIE.  IT IS A SELF SEALING BAGGIE AT THE TOP. " EASY PEASY".

 I USED MY LITTLE LABELS FRAMELITS AND STAMP SET TO MAKE THE THANK YOU LABEL BANNER ON TOP OF THE FLOWER.  I USED A CORDUROY BUTTON IN THE MIDDLE.

A BEAUTIFUL CLOSEUP OF THE FLOWER.  YOU CAN SEE THE THANK YOU BANNER VERY WELL AND SEE THAT I ALSO SPONGED SOME INK ON THE FLOWER EDGES AND ON THE BUTTON.

IF YOU ORDER ANY STAMPIN' UP! PRODUCTS FROM ME IN AUGUST, YOU WILL BE RECEIVING ONE OF THESE SPECIAL GIFTS AS MY THANKS FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE YOUR STAMPIN' UP! DEMONSTRATOR.

I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR YOUR COMMENTS ON THIS CUTE FLOWER-TOPPED NAIL FILE GIFT.

HERE'S TO INKY FINGERS Y'ALL.

Friday, August 24

HALF PRICE BIG SHOT!!!

You can earn a Big Shot FOR HALF PRICE and here's how:
  • host a workshop, and
  • have 6 or more friends attend to help you achieve sales of $400 or more which gets you:
  • one half price hostess item
  • choose a Big Shot for your half price hostess item!
  • in addition you earn $65 of other free merchandise!!
BONUS: Earn a Big Shot FOR HALF PRICE and I will offer you one FREE Big Shot EMBOSSING FOLDER!


This is the spiderweb embossing folder, just one of the many embossing folders you can choose as your free gift FROM ME!!

I will also give you FREE LESSONS on how to use your BIG SHOT to help you get comfortable with your machine and how to do many many techniques with it!!

YOU HAVE SO MUCH TO GAIN AND NOTHING TO LOOSE.  CONTACT ME NOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR WORKSHOP.


Wednesday, August 22

BIG HALLOWEEN BLOG HOP

FOR THE NEXT 9 (NINE) WEEKS, YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN A HALLOWEEN BLOG HOP AND ENTER TO WIN $50 STAMPIN UP CERTIFICATE.  ALL YOU DO IS POST AN ENTRY BELOW AND YOU ARE ENTERED TO WIN.  ENTER EACH WEEK AND GET 9 CHANCES TO WIN.



GOOD LUCK!!

Monday, August 20

LITTLE TREAT PURSE

I HAVE THE CUTEST FOLDED TREAT PURSE TO SHARE WITH YOU TODAY.  I GOT THIS FROM MY FELLOW TEXAN DEMO ERIN AT HAND STAMPED STYLE.  THANKS ERIN!!

 AREN'T THESE PRECIOUS??!!  I MADE THEM FOR SOME SPECIAL FRIENDS.

 THIS BLUE ONE WAS MADE WITH HAND MADE PAPER.  I USED THE ISLAND INDIGO CS FOR HANDLES AND THE PRINTED BRAD IN ISLAND INDIGO.  THE PRINTED PEACH PARFAIT BRADS HOLD THE HANDLE IN PLACE.

 HERE IS THE CUTE PEACH PARFAIT PURSE WITH SOME DSP AND THE ISLAND INDIGO PRINTED BRADS.  THE FLOWER ON THE CLASP IS MADE WITH THE LARGEST FLOWER ON THE BOHO BLOSSOM PUNCH, WET AND CRUMPLED AND GLUED TOGETHER WITH A PEACH PARFAIT PRINTED BRAD.

 HERE IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE IN THE MIDDLE.  THE PURSE ITSELF IS ONE PIECE OF 6 X 6 CARD STOCK OR DSP, WHICHEVER YOU PREFER.  THE SCORING AND FOLDING MAKES THE BOTTOM POCKET TO HOLD THE NUGGETS OR TREATS OF YOUR CHOICE.

SIDE VIEW OPEN SO YOU CAN GET A BETTER VIEW OF WHAT THE FOLDED POCKET LOOKS LIKE.

THANKS FOR LOOKING,.  IF YOU WANT THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS PURSE, GO VISIT ERIN AT HER BLOG AND SIGN UP FOR HER NEWSLETTER. (PLEASE TELL HER I SENT YOU,OK?)  I DON'T FEEL IT WOULD BE CORRECT TO PASS IT ON TO YOU SINCE IT IS ERIN'S PATTERN.

GET CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN!!
p.s. Check out this CUTE and CREATIVE blog of  ANGELA and possibly win a prize of a $50 gift card to Michaels!!  She has a goal of reaching 75 followers! Tell her I sent you please.  :-)



Friday, August 17

FINAL QUILT COMPLETED FOR QUILTS FOR KIDS ORG

IT TOOK ME A LITTLE LONGER TO DESIGN THIS LAST QUILT WE MADE FOR QUILTS FOR KIDS ORG.  A FRIEND DONATED A FABRIC PANEL THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE MADE INTO A SOFT BOOK FOR AN INFANT.  I CUT THE LITTLE BOOK PAGES APART AND THEN MY JOURNEY BEGAN TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO TO MAKE THIS QUILT.

I WENT WITH THE SOFT COLORS OF LIGHT BLUE, LIGHT GREEN, YELLOW AND PINK ON THE FABRIC PANEL AND FOUND SOME PRETTY SHADES OF THOSE COLORS TO CREATE THE BLOCKS AND STRIPS AS WELL AS BORDERS FOR THE QUILT.


FIRST I SEWED SOME STRIPED FABRIC BORDERS AROUND EACH PRINTED BLOCK.  I WANTED TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN THE PANELS AND THE BLOCKS.  THEN I CREATED  FOUR PATCH BLOCKS TO BORDER EACH FABRIC PRINTED BLOCK.  I WANTED SOME SASHING AS WELL SO I USED THE STRIPS IN BETWEEN EACH ROW.

AS YOU CAN SEE THERE ARE 6 FABRIC PANEL BLOCKS AND THE HORIZONTAL SASHING  BETWEEN THESE ROWS OF BLOCKS ARE DIFFERENT COLORS OF BLUES AND GREENS.  THERE IS A FINAL SMALL EDGING OF THE STRIPED FABRIC AS THE FINISHING TOUCH.

 A CLOSE UP OF ONE OF THE PANEL BLOCKS WITH THE STRIPED BORDER.  I THINK THIS IS SUCH A SWEET QUILT WITH A FOCUS ON POOH AND TIGGER AND FRIENDS.

THE SOFT COLORS OF THE QUILT BLOCKS COMPLIMENT THE FEELING OF GENTLE COMFORT AND A WORLD OF DISCOVERY THAT THE PANELS DEPICT.


 HERE IS THE BACK OF THE QUILT.  I USED A SOFT YELLOW FABRIC AND THEN DID SOME IMPROV BLOCKS AND PIECING.  I ADDED ONE OF THE FABRIC PANELS AND SOME 4 PATCHES, AS WELL AS SOME PIECED STRIPS AND SOME YELLOW GINGHAM BLOCKS.

 THIS IS MY FIRST ATTEMPT AT IMPROV FOR THE BACKING AND I AM PLEASED WITH HOW IT CAME OUT.

THIS IS A VIEW OF THE YELLOW GINGHAM BLOCK WITH THE SASHING AND PIECING AROUND IT.

THANKS FOR VISITING.  I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR YOUR COMMENTS ON THIS ADORABLE QUILT.

SOME HOLIDAY GIFT TAGS

I JUST HAD A HANKERING TO PLAY WITH MY CUTE LITTLE SNOWMEN STAMPS.  HERE ARE SOME DARLING GIFT TAGS MADE WITH STAMPS, MY BIG SHOT AND THE TWO TAGS DIE, AND SOME PURCHASED CHIPBOARD LETTERS.

 THIS IS THE TALLER OF THE SNOWMEN IS MY STAMP SET.  HE IS TALL LIKE MY HUBBY!!  I COLORED HIM WITH MY MARKERS THEN ADDED CRYSTAL EFFECTS ON ALL HIS COAL BUTTONS.  RIBBON, TWINE AND A BUTTON ACCENT THE TOP OF THE GIFT TAG.  HE HAS TWO BIRDS AS HIS FRIENDS. I ADDED MICRO BEADS WITH CRYSTAL EFFECTS ON THIS CHIPBOARD LETTER "B" FOR BRANDON.

I FEATURE THE TALLER OF THE SNOWMEN AGAIN ON THIS TAG, AGAIN USING A BUTTON AND SOME TWINE WITH THE POLKA DOT RIBBON.  C IS FOR COLLIN.

I LOVE THIS LITTLE CHUBBY SHORT GUY.  I USED FINE GLITTER ON HIS STOCKING CAP AND HIS SCARF.  ALSO SOME ON THE SNOWBALL HE IS GETTING READY TO THROW.  THE CHERRY COBBLER GLIMMER PAPER WAS DIE CUT WITH MY BIG SHOT AS THE SCALLOPED FRAME AROUND THIS CUTE SNOW SCENE.

D IS FOR DUANE.  ISN'T THE CARROT NOSE ON THIS GUY CUTE?  LOVE THE TWIG ARMS TOO.  MORE MUSTARD CARD STOCK USED ON THIS DIE CUT GIFT TAG.

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY.  I HAVE FINISHED UP THE QUILTS FOR KIDS WE WERE MAKING AS A NEW QUILT GUILD AT OUR CHURCH.  SO I AM TRYING TO WORK WITH MY STAMPS, INK AND CARD STOCK NOW.  I MISSED IT!!

HERE IS TO CREATIVITY FOR ALL!!

Wednesday, August 15

I AM A LATE NIGHT STAMPER

I AM A LATE NIGHT STAMPER AND THERE ARE A WHOLE BUNCH OF US!!  WE HAVE A "WEB RING" THAT YOU CAN HOP ALONG WHENEVER YOU WANT.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU COME SEE WHAT EACH OF US ARE CREATING.  AND OF COURSE I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU IN THE COMMENTS IF YOU FEEL SO INCLINED.


Late Night Stamper WEB RING


HERE'S TO CREATIVITY OF ALL KINDS - STAMPING, SCRAPBOOKING, SEWING, GARDENING - IT'S ALL GOOD!!

Tuesday, August 14

I DON'T LIKE SPIDERS AND SNAKES....

I WAS THINKING HOW IT MIGHT GET A BIT COOLER AS WE GET CLOSER TO FALL.  IT WAS 104 YESTERDAY.  I WAS OUTSIDE WATERING MY 2 LITTLE PEPPER PLANTS AND I JUST ABOUT MELTED.

TO GET US THINKING ABOUT COOL AND FALL, I HAVE A HALLOWEEN POST FOR YOU TODAY.
 MY FAVORITE THING I OWN FROM STAMPING UP IS MY BIG SHOT.  IT IS THE MOST AWESOME TOOL EVER!!  THE MINI MILK CARTON DIE AND MY BIG SHOT TOGETHER CREATED THIS WICKED LITTLE TREAT CONTAINER WITH FLAGS.

 HOW DID YOU DO THAT?  I AM GLAD YOU ASKED.  THE DIE CUTS OUT THE CARD STOCK AND SCORES WHERE YOU FOLD IT.  AFTER FOLDING IT, IT JUST TAKES ONE STRIP OF ADHESIVE FOR THE SIDES AND ONE FOR THE BOTTOM AND YOU HAVE THE PERFECT LITTLE CARTON FOR CANDY.  I SPONGED ALL THE CORNERS AND FOLDS WITH A SMALL BIT OF BLACK INK.  THEN I USED MY PENNANT PUNCH TO CUT OUT THE FLAGS AND BANNER.  THE WICKED STAMP SET IS THE PERFECT CHOICE FOR HALLOWEEN FOR ME.  (OH OH, I SEE MY DSP WAS COMING UNGLUED ON THE BACK SIDE...SORRY)

 I USED A DRINKING STRAW TO HOLD THE SPIDER FLAGS AND POKED IT INSIDE MY MILK CARTON.  I CLOSED THE CARTON WITH A MINI CLIP WITH A SPIDER TO COVER IT UP, PUNCHED BY A SMALL CIRCLE PUNCH.  A STRIP OF RETIRED DSP AROUND THE CARTON TIES ALL THE SPIDERS AND SPOOKINESS TOGETHER.  OH LOOK, THERE IS A COORDINATING CARD TO GIVE WITH YOUR TREAT...

ONE OF THE STAMPS IN THE SPOOKY STAMP SET IS A SPIDER WEB...PERFECT!!  I STAMPED WITH GRAY INK ALL OVER THE CARD FRONT, THEN STAMPED IN BLACK THE SPOOKY STAMP.  I ADDED CRYSTAL EFFECTS TO THE SPOOKY WORD TO GIVE IT THAT SCARIE SHINE.  SOME MORE DSP AND SOME GREEN RIBBON AND MY CARD IS COMPLETE.  WHAT KIND OF TREATS SHOULD I PUT INTO MY CARTON?

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HALLOWEEN/FALL CANDY?

THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY.  WON'T YOU LEAVE ME A COMMENT?  IT HELPS ME KEEP STAMPING AND COMING UP WITH NEW IDEAS WHEN I HEAR FROM YOU.

SPOOKY TUESDAY TO Y'ALL!!

Saturday, August 11

CHUBBY LITTLE TUBBY ALL STUFFED WITH FLUFF....

WINNIE THE POOH, WINNIE THE POOH, (HUM ALONG TO THE TUNE...)
ANOTHER QUILT FOR KIDS IS THIS ADORABLE WINNIE THE POOH AND TIGGER QUILT.  THE FABRIC FOR THE BACKING THE THE SQUARES IS SO ADORABLE AND LOOKS LIKE QUILTED FABRIC, BUT IT IS ONE PIECE.  THE FOUR PATCHES ARE MADE WITH SOLIDS.

HERE IS THE FRONT OF THE QUILT WITH THE FOUR PATCHES IN BLUE AND GREEN.  THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER HAS BEEN FLIPPED UP SO YOU CAN SEE THE SAME FABRIC ON THE BACK AS IN THE SOLID BLOCKS. A NARROW MUSTARD YELLOW BORDER DEFINES THE EDGE OF THE QUILT BEFORE THE  FABRIC BORDER WAS ADDED.

THE FABRIC IS SO ADORABLE.  LOTS OF SLEEPING POOHS, TIGERS, AND EORES.  THIS IS SOLID FABRIC THAT LOOKS LIKE PATCHWORK. (BACK OF QUILT)

SLEEPY POOH BEAR

GOOD NIGHT EORE. SLEEP WELL.

YAWN, THANKS FOR STOPPING BY...

Friday, August 10

A FUN CARS QUILT FEATURING "TOW MATER"?

PIXAR AND DISNEY - PERFECT FOR ANY KID, DON'T YOU THINK?  THIS CUTE QUILT WE MADE FOR QUILTS FOR KIDS CHARITY IS A RAIL FENCE DESIGN.  ALL OUR OTHERS WERE 4 PATCH, BUT THIS ONE WAS FUN IN THAT IT IS A RAIL FENCE PATTERN.


THE FRONT OF THIS QUILT IS MADE FROM 4 STRIPS OF FABRIC, TWO OF THEM BEING "CARS" THEMED, AND ONE OF THEM BEING THE RED FABRIC WITH A SHADOW OF MICKY MOUSE EARS THAT WE USED FOR THE BACKING. YOU CAN SEE THE BACKING FOLDED UP ON THE BOTTOM CORNER TO GET AN IDEA OF HOW THE TWO SIDES COORDINATE.



HERE IS A CLOSER VIEW OF HOW THE RAILS PATTERN SHOW UP SO WELL WITH THE DARK FABRIC.  I LOVE THAT PATTERN.  A RAIL FENCE QUILT WAS MY VERY FIRST QUILT I EVER MADE WAY BACK IN THE EARLY 70S WHEN MY KIDS WERE JUST LITTLE BABIES.  SO THIS PATTERN IS VERY DEAR TO ME.


HERE IS THAT CUTE FACE OF THE TOW TRUCK CALLED "MATER".  GOOFY FACE THAT WINS YOUR HEART IN THE MOVIE.

I KNOW MATER WILL FIND JUST THE RIGHT PERSON TO BELONG TO AT THE HOSPITAL!!

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY.



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