Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Today's Inspiration

Today I have been working on a lot of little projects.  I have lots and lots of pieces, cut outs, embellishments that I made, and more!  I have been trying to get it all organized and thought the best way to do it is to just start making things with them and finishing up projects I already started.

Here is my favorite item from today:

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

New Page Design

I have been working on this page design all day.  I hope that you like it!  I will be updating with lots of information and projects over the next few day.  Stay tuned for lots of Fall Fun!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Peek At One New Stampin' Up! Color

For this card I chose the New Stampin' Up! Color Coastal Cabana ( feeling the islands with our great weather here in Chicago).  I used the Ronald McDonald 2012 Stamp Set To Create This Card.  You have until May 30th to order this set and then it is gone.

I chose the Sale Boat Stamp, Cut it out with my paper snips.  I used Coastal Cabana Card Stock and Ink Pad.  I also used the cupcake punch, the Stampin' Up! blender pen, the Window Frame and Hearts a Flutter Framlits for the "Big Shot"

Finally the NEW  Banner Greetings Hostess Set (available to hostesses after May 30th)

I have Stamp Camp  kits of this card available.  All the pieces ready for you to assemble 4 cards with 3 different greetings.   Each kit is $10.00 which includes shipping.  Please send me an e-mail at for inquiries...this would make a great Baby Shower Invite, Birth Announcment, 1st Birthday and more.  Larger quantities available.  Pricing upon request.

Ronald McDonald Update

What a month this has been.  I have been so busy with just regular life things that I have not been about to get here for awhile. 

We had such a great time at our "Creativity For A Cause" Event.  We had 26 girls show up and we made over 600 cards for Ronald McDonald House Charities.  We also collected boxes of Kuerig Coffee, Teas, and Creamer Cups.  Because this is the first family suite and it is located inside Edward Hospital in Naperville Il, they are unable to have people in to cook and any food or beverage items must be store bought and in sealed containers.  We also collected over 15 - 20 lbs in aluminum tabs and we continue to collect them.  During the summer I will be planning a trip with some members of my Stampin' Up! team to deliver them to the RMHC office in OakBrook Il.

Please send me an e-mail at if you are interested in donating items, supplies, or cards to this worthwhile cause.

Thanks to all who participated.  We had a great time! 


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Creativity For A Cause

Ronald McDonald House Charities provides housing for families with seriously ill children. They provide this service for a small donation of $10.00 per night or free for those who can't make that donation. Edward Hospital Naperville now has the first Ronald McDonald House Family Suite for these families to "hang out" in this very nice area created just for them.  Check it out at

Stampin' Up!  through their family of demonstrators and customers are committed to this cause.  Each year Stampin' Up! donates $3.00 from the sale of a stamp set created each year for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  To date Stampin' Up! has donated over $1,000,000 to RMHC. 

I am hoping that I can count on you for your help.  I will be hosting a card making event for the Ronald McDonald House Family Room.  Over the years the cards that are donated have brought so much to the families.  It is difficult to fill the demand for the cards because of the many families who have seriously ill children in treatment each year.

I hope that you can attend the event, but if you can't there are many ways that you can help.

Please share this information with any groups you belong to.  You can schedule a girls night out card class for your group!  I will donate $5.00 of each participants class fee to purchase supplies for this or future card making events for RMHC ( and there will be many! )

We are collecting aluminum tabs from cans.  I will be looking for businesses, groups or individuals who will to collect them for us.  The company who recycles these matches dollar for dollar the value of the aluminum and donates it to RMHC.  Last year over $40,000 was donated.

We need postage stamps to send out flyers, and to provide the families to mail cards.

We need raffle prizes for this event.  Anything will be appreciated. Some ideas include but are not limited to gift cards to chain restaurants in any amount, hair salons, Bath and Body Works etc. We have generous donations of Tupperware, Tastefully Simple, & Shakley products.

We need supplies,

Stampin' Up! Whisper White card stock
Stampin' Up! Whisper White Envelopes
Stampin' Up! Ink Pads in basic current colors like Black, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Gumball Green. Nights of Navy, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive etc.
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
Stampin' Up! Snail Refills.

Finally you can go to my website and order the "Moving Forward" Stamp Set ($3.00 of each stamp set will go to RMHC)
I will donate 10% of any Stampin' Up! order placed through my website by March 22, 2013 for supplies and prizes for our raffle.
When you place a $50.00 order you will get a free Saleabration item.  For more information go to and go to the products tab, scroll down to catalogs, to view current products for scrapbooking, card making, and general paper crafts. If you click on the "see our promotions" tab to the left of the screen you will see the Saleabration Brochure and details.  If you want a copy of the catalogs and brochure, call me and I will drop one off to you.

If you are a demonstrator please ask your customers to participate by collecting aluminum tabs, purchasing one of the needed items from the list, or you can host a RMHC stamp camp to donate handmade cards to our effort.  For each handmade card donated, we will need an envelope.

Anyone who makes a donation will be entered on our raffle.
My sincerest thanks,


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Exploring The Cupcake Builder Punch & Create A Cupcake From Stampin' Up!

 The Create A Cupcake Stamp Set Has 12 stamps shown at the top of the above photo, the bottom row are the pieces you get in the Cupcake Builder Punch

I was just playing with these two products from Stampin' Up! to show my new downlines how versatile one punch and one stamp set can be.  These are just a few of the combinations you can make from Create A Cupcake Stamp Set  &  Cupcake Builder Punch.  The possibilities are endless!  Just think how much this stamp set and punch will save you in future embellishment purchases.  Order yours today! At   
If your merchandise order totals $50.00 you will get to pick one Sale a Bration Item for Free!

Create A Cupcake Stamp Set 121915 Wood Mount $22.95
Create A Cupcake  Stamp Set 121982 Clear Mount $16.95
Cupcake Builder Punch 121807        $16.95

Suggested items to create these cupcakes and more

Real Red Stamp Pad 
Real Read Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Stampin' Dimensionals
Stampin' Up! Glue Dots
Clear Block for stamping with the clear mount stamp sets.  Once you have your block, you can use it over and over again with new and exciting stamp sets from Stampin' Up!

If your merchandise order totals $50.00 you will get to pick one Sale a Bration Item for Free!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Later this week I will be posting information about my Ronald McDonald House Card Making Event! In April 2013 I will be hosting a Card Event For The Ronald McDonald House Charities.  They are building a new Ronald McDonald House in DuPage County near Central DuPage Hospital.  I will have more details to follow soon.

For more information on the new house click on this Ronald Mc Donald House

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Cards to donate for raffle at a local breast cancer event
My daughter asked me to whip up a card for her neighbor's granddaughter who graduated kindergarten.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Scrapbook 8X8

Stampin' Up!
Real Red  #102482  $6.95
Whisper White  #100730 $8.50
Summer Smooches  #125409 $10.95
Fashionable Hearts Embosslits  #125596 $11.95
Itty Bitty Banners Framelit
Itty Bitty Banners Stamp
Boho Blossom Punch #119858 $16.95
Cupcake Builder Punch  #121807 $16.95  (sprinkles for white polkadots)
Owl Builder Punch  #118074  $118074 (tiny heart for flower center)
Small Heart  #117193 $5.95

Thursday, February 7, 2013

I am trying to come up with ideas of things that I can make to put in a big gift basket that I will donate to a local fundraiser for breast cancer....Anyone have ideas?

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Spring Note Cards

Valentines Day Shadow Box Class

We made these fun shadowboxes at my January class.  Everyone did such a great job!  I had to take them out of the frame when I photographed them the glass made a glare.  These will fit in a 5" X 7" shadowbox frame.  There are 12 one and a half inch squares that we decorated and then spaced them evenly before using snail adhesive (Stampin' Up!) to attach them to the cardstock backing.