Saturday, September 5, 2015

Wedding Prep Busy!

My apologies for not being a very consistent blogger this week.  A co-worker of mine, who I consider to be the closest thing to a daughter I can have, is getting married October 3rd and we've been busy with prepping for her big day.  

Would you like to see what I've been doing after work every day this week?  Cutting, trying to design, cutting again and coming up with a plan for making flowers for centerpieces on twelve tables.  Saturday (today) we will gather at the Bride's house with some friends to assemble these flat pieces of cardstock into what I'm hoping will be beautiful flowers.  It should be interesting, since none of the girls are paper crafters except Brittney and me!  Time to teach and encourage some future crafters!

I also made Brittney's bouquet, but I don't want to share that online before her big day, so you'll have to wait for the wedding - or after the wedding - to see it.  I think it came out really nice, especially being my first attempt!  Yikes!

A few weeks ago we also made the wedding invitations and the RSVP cards.  These came out so pretty and I'm so happy we made them.  We're trying to do everything possible to make this a very affordable wedding and so far so good!  It helps when friends and family help. 

Thank you for looking in today.  If you have plans for traveling this long Labor Day Weekend, please be safe and enjoy the holiday!

~ Donna

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Is Your Wish List Ready?

This has to be one of the BEST Holiday Mini Catalogs I've seen from Stampin' Up!  They just get better and better each year.  There are so many things I love in there and I know you will too.  

If you don't yet have a copy and would like one, please let me know and I'll get it to you as quickly as possible.  Simply email me at and it will be off to you right away!

Although I don't really decorate for Halloween, I just couldn't resist this very cute Witching Decor Project Kit.  I'm having a group of gals come over on September 19th and can't wait to see their reaction to this great project in person.

One of my very favorite items in the Holiday Mini is the Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies and the great Happy Scenes stamps that go in (or outside) the window.  Get them as a bundle on page 11 - 140853 -- Photopolymer Stamps and the Window Frame and Ledge.  

The Window can even be used to make a fireplace, simply by cutting out the "window frames" inside and matching it up with Festive Fireplace stamps.

I hope you enjoy these two sneak peeks at some fun new items.

Please contact me or place an order online at my store.

Thank you for looking in today!  Happy Thursday!

~ Donna

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Holiday Mini Goes Live / Weekly Deals - September 1, 2015

Today's the day!

September 1, 2015 - You can finally order from the new Holiday Mini Catalog!  Let me know if you need a copy!  I have more on order and should have them in a day or two.  Don't miss out.  Until then, you can see it by clicking the link above.


We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

2014-2016 In Color Stampin' Write Markers Item # 133654
Regular Price: $15.00 US/$19.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.25 US/$14.25 CAN

Rhinestone Basic Jewels Item # 119246
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.75 US/$4.69 CAN

Everyday Chic Designer Washi Tape Item # 138385
Regular Price: $8.00 US/$10.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.00 US/$7.50 CAN

Whisper White 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon Item # 134573
Regular Price: $7.00 US/$8.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.25 US/$6.56 CAN

Brights Candy Dots Item # 130931
Regular Price: $6.00 US/$7.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.50 US/$5.63 CAN

Boys Will Be Boys Clear-Mount Stamp Set Item # 134138
Regular Price: $18.00 US/$22.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $13.50 US/$16.50 CAN

Fun Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders Item # 133727
Regular Price: $8.50 US/$10.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.38 US/$7.88 CAN

Sunday, August 30, 2015

You've Got This - Team Meeting

Today was a fun day of stamping with the weSTAMP Team.  I always love making the projects Lorri comes up with.  They are always great fun and very creative!

Here is one of the cards that we made today.  

So simple.  
Card base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Top card stock - 5" x 3 3/4"
Sponge the edges of both.  Stamp the large background stamp from You've Got This
Cut a piece of DSP 1 1/2" x 4" and punch both ends with the Banner Triple Punch
Stamp the butterfly from Butterfly Basics and cut out with the Butterflies Thinlits.
Wrap with Linen Thread and make a simple bow.
Stamp Hello from Crazy About You and punch with the Window Punch.

Thank you for looking in today.  I'm heading to bed to hopefully listen to the thunder and maybe some rain.

Happy Sunday!

~ Donna

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Display Board Pins

Have you ever struggled with just how to put a display board together so that the cards you place on it stay put?  I sure have!

BUT, I think I've found a way to make this work.  It is a little bulky so the board doesn't close tight, but I think with a little bit of care, this will work.  I'll let you know after I take it to our Team Meeting later today!

To make these little gems look beautiful, simply pick your favorite Designer Series Paper and cut them to fit the mini clothespins you're using.  Attach the strip with our Tombo Liquid Glue and then apply a good amount of glue to the back of the clothespin and place it on  your display board.  These babies are stuck on there tight!  I thought about using hot glue at first, but this worked great and no burned fingers from hot glue!  Yay!

When deciding where to put your pins, clip a card to it and see how it will fit first.  Then leaving the card attached, place the pin below it with enough room to remove and place a new card.  

Notice in the above picture how I made sure to put the clothespins on the main board in the center so that they won't be aligned with the clothespins on the outside flaps.  This will allow it to close a little bit better and the pins won't damage each other.

I chose to use Cherry on Top for my Designer Series Papers (DSP).  Love the bright colors and when the seasons change, like for Christmas, I can simply glue another strip over this one.

Thank you for looking in today!  Have a Stampy Saturday!

~ Donna

Friday, August 28, 2015

Masculine Thoughts and Prayers

While I was making yesterday's sympathy cards, I also made this one, but wasn't terribly happy with it.  However, a couple of the girls at the office liked it, so I figured maybe I was just being too critical.  Perhaps if the swooshes were a little lighter, I'd like it better. 

Let me know what you think.


Crumb Cake - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Night of Navy - 5" x 3 3/4"
Whisper White - 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
English Garden Designer Series Paper - 3 5/8" x 1 1/2"

Stamps - Work of Art, Thoughts & Prayers
Ink - Soft Suede, Old Olive, Memento Black

After inking up the "swoosh" from Work of Art with Soft Suede, I stamped it off once onto scrap paper to remove some of the ink and then stamped it onto the card.  I did the same with the Old Olive and then stamped both of the Old Olive swoosh onto the card.

Over the top I stamped the flowers from Thoughts & Prayers with Memento Black as well as the sentiment from the same set.

Have a Stampy Weekend!

~ Donna

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Garden in Bloom Sympathy

Time for more Sympathy Cards.  I'm beginning to think I need to just make a batch of these so I don't have to keep making more.  Two different women we know lost their Brother's in the last couple of days.  That's so sad.  My brother and I aren't close - we're 11 years apart in age - but I would still be devastated if I lost him.

I wanted something soft and blue for both of these.  Soft Sky fits the bill nicely and and I think goes really well with Smoky Slate.

Soft Sky - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Smoky Slate - 5" x 3 3/4"
Whisper White - 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"

Stamps:  Garden in Bloom, Thoughts and Prayers, A Dozen Thoughts
Ink - Soft Sky
Embellishments - Pearl Basic Jewels (and some retired Large Pearl Basic Jewels)

Thank you for looking in today!

~ Donna

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Phoenix, AZ, United States
I'm totally addicted to rubber stamps and making cards. When I first started scrapbooking, I said, "Oh I'll never buy stamps..." Oh boy was I ever wrong there!! And now here I am, enjoying the fun of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and the collection just grows and grows!!!