Sunday, December 2, 2012

Gift Shop

I have a NEW PAGE!!!  I have several gift items for sale, and would like to clear out my inventory!  I only have two items listed so far, but will be adding more in the next few days, so click on my gift shop button above and check it out.  Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stamping,


Sunday, September 30, 2012

More Scenic Drive Crafts

Lip Balm Folders w/ Avon Lip Balm
Night Before Christmas Scroll

Travel Tic Tac Toe game

inside game board 

Tealight Candles
You may be wondering if I'm ever going to be done showing pictures of the crafts I've made for the Knox County Scenic Drive coming up the next two weekends.  The answer would be, yes, eventually!  LOL  These are just a small selection of things I'll be selling in my booth in Knoxville, IL.  If you're in the area, please stop by and say hello.  I'd love to see you.

The Lip Balm Folder is one another demonstrator shared.  I copied the instructions for the folder itself, then decorated to my taste.

Have you ever read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" to you children on Christmas Eve?  I know I did when my children were younger.  It became our tradition after Christmas Eve Candlelight Service to come home and read this story.  A couple of years ago, another demonstrator, Lynn Pratt, designed a Night Before Christmas 'SCROLL'.  I liked the idea so much, that I made several and gave them to family members to read to their children.  This year we welcomed another great-nephew into the family, so he'll probably get a scroll this Christmas.  I have also made just a few to sell at the Scenic Drive.  If I sell out, I'm willing to take orders for more.  They are $10 each.

Tic Tac Toe remains one of my kids favorite games on paper when they are bored and don't have access to other activities.  These games are even better than the paper version, since they produce no trash.  The game pieces are also magnetic, so it is the perfect traveling game for the kids.

For the finer decorators, the tealight candles are some of my favorite.  The flowers are cut from colored craft metal sheets, then embossed for an elegant look and layered on top of glass or mirrored candle plates.  The tealight has a small band of colored metal glued on the side, so when the candle burns down, just insert a new candle.  They slide in and out very easily.  I will also take orders for these when I run out, but will have to order more metal sheets before they can be completed.

Again, I hope you get the chance to stop in and say hello one of the next two weekends in Knoxville.

Happy Stamping,


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Four Seasons Wall Decor

 This frame is ready to decorate your room year round with and insert for all four seasons.  These are just one of many projects available for sale in my booth at the Knox County Scenic Drive in Knoxville, October 6 & 7, and October 13 & 14.  I only made the seasons, but it would be so easy to also create inserts for the many different holidays throughout the year.  This particular set is being
 offered for $15.00.  Quite a bargain for what is included, don't you think?

I also make similar frames with individual first names (usually kids), or last names with wedding dates.  I've also done family groups.  These are $10 for simple inserts that measure 12 x 5.  Prices vary for different sizes.  Just give me a call if you are

Thanks for checking in!

Happy Stamping,

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Scenic Drive preparations

I've been extremely busy the last few weeks getting ready for the Knox County Scenic Drive in Knoxville, IL.  It is the first two weekends in October.  This is just one of many items that will be for sale in my booth.  If you're in the area, I hope you will stop by and see me.

Happy Stamping,


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Need For Speed

These 'Need For Speed' coasters should be just the ticket for the man that likes his 'toys'.  They are actually ceramic tiles that are decorated with chipboard to protect the table surface.  Want to own a set?  Look me up at the Knox County Scenic Drive in Knoxville the first 2 weekends in October.

Happy Stamping,


Friday, June 29, 2012

Summer Smooches coordinating set

Same design, but using different colors and sentiments.
I recently saw a post by fellow demonstrator Robin Merriman, using a similar design, but different patterned paper and a different placement of the sentiment and butterfly.  I liked the cards design, so decided to CASE (copy and share everything) her design using the supplies I had on hand.  I really like the way the butterflies draw your attention to the embossing on the upper part of the card.  The patterned designer paper is from the new Summer Smooches pack.  Each card coordinates with one of the colors from this design.  These were some of the new products featured today at my New Catalog Open House.

If you're looking for some retired stamps, check out my June 1 post.  I have updated the list to remove the sets that have been sold.  Let me know if there's anything you need.

Happy Stamping,


Sunday, June 24, 2012


     This post is dedicated to my late niece, Angie, who lost her battle with cancer in April.  I wanted to make this album and used Elegant Eggplant since I have an abundance of this paper right now.  Well, purples are Angie's favorite colors, so I decided to make this little album for her sons.  The first picture shows the front cover of the album.  The picture below is what you see when you open the album.  I created the dedication page using My Digital Studio, saved the page to my computer, then cropped the page to fit the album.  One of her passions was Belly Dancing, so I figured it should be the first picture seen.  Isn't she beautiful?  I'll  have this on display at my Open House this coming Friday from 2 to 7.  The pictures really don't do the album justice. 
Front Cover
     Hope to see you there.

When you first open the album, this is what you'll see.
flaps opened on both sides.
Right side of album opened with final tribute.
Left side of album opened.

Happy Stamping,

Friday, June 15, 2012

New Catalog Open House

     If you are one of my customers already, you should be receiving a personal invitation to my New Catalog Open House.  If you aren't currently, that's OK.  You're invited, too.  It's coming up soon, so plan to attend.  When?  Friday, June 27, 2012, from 2:00pm to 7:00pm. It is being held at my home, 523 Lawrence Ave., Galesburg, IL  61401.  Bring a friend and see some of the new products and samples and make a project to take home with you.  Looking for something that is retired?  I have many retired products still for sale at reduced prices. 

Friday, June 1, 2012

Retired Stamps For Sale

The Following is a list of Stampin' Up! retired stamp sets that I have for sale.  They are ALL marked at least 40% off the original price.  They are all wood mount unless marked with a 'CM' after the name.  Prices do not include shipping and cannot be shipped outside the United States.  This list is now updated as of June 29.  I have sold a few of the stamp sets that were listed, so have now deleted those.

Name of Stamp Set Condition Original Price Sale Price

A Little Bit of Happiness new unused H - L1 13.97
A Slice of Life - CM new unused H 11.35
A Wish for Peace stained 16.95 10.15
Afterthoughts - CM 1 stamp stained, new H 11.35
All Holidays Slightly stained 31.95 19.15

Awash with Flowers Slightly stained 27.95 16.77
Big Bold Birthday excellent 28.95 17
Botanical Blooms new unused SAB 5
Cause For Celebration good H - 23.95 16.75
Christmas Greetings Slightly stained 10.95 6.57
Christmas Punch good H - 23.95 16.75
Close As A Memory stained 20.95 14.5

Curvy Verses Slightly stained 23.95 14.37
Cute & Curly Stamps good 18 10
Define Your Life 1 stamp stained 47.95 28.75
Defining Alphabet Some letters stained 43.95 26.35
Eastern Blooms some staining 21.95 13.15
Extreme Elements Slightly stained 26.95 16.17
Fifth Avenue Floral stained 24.95 14.97
Filled with Love - CM 2 stained, others new 16.95 10.15
Flight of the Butterfly Slightly stained 31.95 19.17
Flower Fest new unused 19.95 11.97
Flower for All Seasons Slightly stained 14.95 8.95
Four the Holidays wood slightly stained 13.95 8.37
Fresh Cuts lg stamp stained; good 21.95 13.15
Friends 24 - 7 stained 25.95 15.57
Friends Never Fade Slightly stained 13.95 8.37
From The Kitchen Of good 29.95 17.97
Full Callendar new unused 17.95 10.75
Fun and Fast Notes 3 stamps stained 33.95 20.35
Fundamental Phrases good 37.95 22.75
Gifts of Christmas stained 18.95 11.37
Great Friends  ? 1 stamp stained 17.95 10.75
Homemade stained 8.95 5.47

It's the Thought new unused, missing 1 H 11.35

Loads of Love  stained 23.95 14.37

Long Fellows - CM new unused H 14.35
Love You Much stained 25.95 15.55
Matchbox Messages some staining 25.95 9.5
Medallion wood slightly stained 17.95 10.77
Messages for Mom good 18.95 11.37

Natures Silhouette some staining 22.95 13.77
On Your Birthday some staining 33.95 20.37
Organic Grace excellent L -1 5
Out of the Box new unused H - L1 8.37
Pocket Silhouettes stained 18.95 11
Pun Fun good 32.95 19.75
Punched Posies - CM new unused

Razzle Dazzle wood slightly stained 18.95 11.37

Serene Snowflakes some staining 20.95 12.57
Simple Snowflake new unused ? 4
Short Order Numbers wood slightly stained 27.95 15
Spotlight on Christmas good 22.95 13.77
Sweet Centers some staining 29.95 17.97
Sweet Season some staining 18.95 11.37
Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Lower unused 23.95 14.37
Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Upper Slightly stained 23.95 14.37

Under The Stars some staining 29.95 17.97
Upsy Daisy stained 18.95 11.37

Very Thankful some staining 14.95 10.5
Vintage Labels - CM new unused SAB 9.55
Vintage Vogue some staining 17.95 10.77
Warm Words Slightly stained 21.95 15.5
Window Dressing new  unused H - L3 17
Wings of Friendship new unused H - 23.95 16.75
Word by Word excellent 16.95 8
You & Moi Slightly stained 12.95 7.77
Yummy new unused SAB 5


     THE NEW CATALOG IS HERE!  When a new catalog is introduced during the Stampin' Up! fiscal year, demonstrators are both sad (We have to say goodbye to some old favorites) and happy (We get to introduce and purchase exciting new products).  I have a list of retired stamps that are available for purchase that I will post hopefully by this weekend.  These will also be available at my New Catalog Open House tentatively scheduled for June 22.  I have a new link on my sidebar so you can view the new catalog and start your wish list.

Happy Stamping,


Thursday, May 31, 2012

Out with the Old/ In with the New

     Today marks the last day to order from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.  If you haven't already talked to me about the retired stamps and accessories lists, call me a (309) 221-0978.  It's not too late!
     You may be wondering why the catalog is ending so soon?  Stampin' Up! has re-designed the catalogs and the timing to better suit the needs of customers, so this years' catalog is ending a month early.  The new catalog begins tomorrow, June 1, 2012.
     I'll be planning a new catalog Open House later in June, so watch for details.

Stamp Sets for Sale

I have been cleaning out my craft, and decided to sell several of my stamp sets.  Following are a list of stamps I have available: Circ...