Steve Jobs Remembered

It should not have been a shock that Apple's visionary leader, Steve Jobs, died today. His battle with pancreatic cancer was a public one. Still, tonight's news that he had passed away both surprised and saddened me. Our household was an early convert to Mac-fanatacism. From the original Apple computer to the MacBook I use […]

Free Shipping Offer thru Nov. 30

Relax and shop online for great savings and free shipping for qualifying orders. No line-ups, crowds or stressing to find a parking place! But hurry — offer ends November 30.  

Together We Can Save A Life: American Red Cross

I am honored to be a volunteer with the American Red Cross…it is such a privilege to be able to work in an organization totally focused on human need in times of disaster. You can help, too. I'd love to chat with you about volunteer opportunities right in your own community. Most importantly, those of […]

Super Bowl: Super Savings

Just tore myself away from the game (Go Saints!) to remind you that there is only one quarter of football left — and one quarter's worth of time for you to receive a free package of Stampin' Dimensionals AND your chance at being the Mystery Hostess! I'm taking orders by phone and email until 11 […]

Friends 24/7: Fabulous Friend

My head has been into Christmas so much that I had a bit of a hard time coming up with a non-holiday project for our Demonstrator meeting last Tuesday. So I did what I always do when I have an attack of "Missing Mojo"…I reached for two of my favorite stamp sets — Friends 24/7 […]

Thanksgiving Wish For You

May your holiday be filled with love, family and contentment.

Scrapbooking, Cardmaking & WalMart

I spent the evening at a meeting of the Norman Downes Women's Club and I learned so much…who my new neighbor is, the plans to divert a major road near my home and that WalMart has a Black Friday sale before Black Friday…who knew? In between, we did manage to look at some scrapbooking, cardmaking […]

Lucy Gets All Tied Up

This is an innocent face. The face of a loyal companion. A dog named Lucy. Lucy is my daughter Mikelle’s dog, and so there are things I will tolerate from Lucy that I would simply not abide with your ordinary dog-off-the-street. (I did, after all, let her live after she chomped on a brand new […]

A Month with Georgia On My Mind

At 4 a.m. on September 21st, I received a phone call from the national Red Cross Call Center. Twelve families were being evacuated from their homes due to flooding in my own county of Gwinnett, Georgia. I called my response team and we headed out into some of the worst weather I've ever driven in. […]

Dashing for Runner-Up

Medallion (item #115223) is the top-selling new stamp, but the second most popular is Dasher, (item #116816).   I received several cards made with Dasher as swaps at the Stampin' Up! convention, and every one of them is eye-catching. From traditional red to new age green… …and into a calm, neutral palette. Dasher is clearly […]

Monday: Question of the Week

Can you guess which stamp is the top seller in the new Stampin' Up! catalog?   Got a clue yet?   Maybe this will help…   Or this?   Yes, it's the Medallion background stamp (item #115223). To order this beautiful damask stamp, go to my website and click on the Order Now button. So […]

Making A Difference

Stampin' Up! recently received a letter from Marty Coyne, president and CEO of the Ronald McDonald House Charities®. In the letter, Mr. Coyne thanked Stampin' Up! and its demonstrators for a generous first-quarter donation to the RMHC. He also said, "We are very pleased with the results and appreciate the continued generosity and support from […]

Deal of the Week: Hardware Happiness

Great deal for you this week only on the Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware kit. Each kit contains approximately 100 embellishments and 100 3/16" brads. Regular price is $29.95.   Get it today for $18.99!   The Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware kit gives you lots of options for your cards and scrapbook pages. The high-quality metal pieces […]

Fishin’ For Compliments

Can you guess what the paper is at the bottom of this card? It's sandpaper! Just your garden-variety, ordinary sandpaper from the messy garage. Stamps Life's A Breeze All Holidays Paper Chocolate Chip Bashful Blue Whisper White Using a different greeting stamp would make this a suitable masculine design for Father's Day…especially for a dad […]

Step Aside, Flash Gordon

Retro colors in a futuristic context…this is today's inspiration graphic. The artwork below is from a post at colourlovers.com. Pretty interesting color combinations! Here are some of the same colors given the Stampin' Up! treatment.   Stamp sets used on these two pages are Flight of the Butterfly and Eastern Blooms. I frequently check the […]

Bear With Me Contest

Cindy Holsworth created this charming card with the Under the Stars stamp set. This bear has such a mischievous look on his face that it calls out for a sassy caption. What cute thing do you think should be written inside the card? Leave a comment with your cute, sassy suggestion. The winner receives her […]

Time On A Tile

Oooh, we had fun creating tile coasters at our May 3D Stamp Club meeting in Duluth! The tiles are unglazed marble tiles available at large hardware stores. Stamps Sense of Time (Item # 113804, Occasions Mini Catalog) Classic Sketches (Item # 113206, Spring/Summer 2009 Catalog) Ink Black Stazon stamp padBrown Stazon stamp pad The great […]

Fabulous Flowers

In honor of our 36th wedding anniversary, this large bouquet (three feet high and nearly as wide across) graced the Worship Center at our church this morning. The flowers were lovely and we wanted to share their beauty with others. So we took the bouquet and some vases to my eldest daughter's house this afternoon […]

Frugal Friday: Baby Gift

My daughter and I came up with a sweet baby shower gift last weekend. Mikelle bought packages of onesies and bibs on clearance. They were plain colors crying out for a bit of customization. Mikelle found some fabric she admired and applied Wonder Under to it. (This is an iron-on flexible adhesive with a release […]

Just Fur You

The second week of this month is designated National Pet Week. Seems to me that every day is pet day…think about it. Someone to feed you, play with you, walk with you, love on you – who wouldn't want that? How about a National Kathleen Day? Anyone up for that? LOL! In honor of our […]

A Case of Chewed Rubbah

The scene: Sunday morning. Family arrives home from church to discover a trail of chewed rubber, a gnawed plastic case and scattered wooden blocks leading from the kitchen, up the stairs and into two bedrooms. The evidence. The alleged perpetrator. Name Lucy, aka "Sweet Girl." Age 1 year. Alibi: none. But how can you be […]

Bella Bleu Inspiration

For the life of me, I could not remember where I had originally seen the pattern for the Stationery Box I featured in yesterday's post. It took some doing to discover that the talented designer is Amy Celona, a paper artist I have long admired. Thanks, Amy!

Carolyn’s Posies

Carolyn Hassall is having too much fun with the Big Shot dies. See what she made! Carolyn is especially fond of the leaf die and used it to good effect in her Mother's Day card. What's your favorite? Share your favorite Big Shot die by leaving a comment.

Hooo’s Celebrating?

My English professor would throw several bound copies of classic novels at me if he read that headline! But whoooo can resist playing with the language when you've got the irresistibly cute images in the Owl Together Now stamp set? This cute favor is ideal for a graduation party. Stamps Owl Together Now Paper Whisper […]

Mom’s Fifth Avenue

One of my new stampin' sisters, Colleen Wheat, created this Mother's Day card.  Colleen used a technique called Masking for her overlapping images. Stamps Fifth Avenue Floral Colors Regal Rose, Cameo Coral, Apricot Appeal Join me in welcoming Colleen to our happy stampin' family!