Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Fun Random Facts!

Hello My Friends!!

I thought it would be fun to share some random, but fun facts. Let's see how this goes...

Topic: Raccoons
Fact: A raccoon's hands are so nimble that they can unlace a shoe, unlatch a cage, and pick up coins with ease.

How interesting is that? Are you imagining their little fingers pulling the laces out of all of your shoes? I know I sure am. Im probably going to dream about finding all of my shoes without their laces tonight.

Now that I've got you thinking about raccoons, lets see how they inspire you. I'll start you off by showing you this A-DOR-ABLE card I found in our gallery! Check it out, get inspired, stamp away, and upload it to the gallery!

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Here is a list of the products used to make this card. 


Sizzix Embossing Folders 2PK - Flower Rings & Clusters

Sizzix Embossing Folders- Flower Rings & Clusters

Happy Stamping!!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Im Obsessed!

Hello My Friends!

I have this new obsession (among my many) with making my own background papers! I am absolutely loving using the mums2stamp and moremums2love to create them!  I came across this card in our gallery that did just that! It was created by our design team member, Laura. The colors in this card make my heart sing!

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    Laura used the following products to create this card.


    Happy Stamping

    Wednesday, April 24, 2013

    Busy Bees!

    Hello My Friends!

    Its been a busy week here at the office! We had a record number of orders come in over the weekend and our office staff was working in overdrive to get them all out to you! Our newest dies and embossing folders have been a huge hit. I cannot wait to see the designs you all have come up with. Don't forget to upload them to the gallery!

    Bee Die Set
    bee dies
    minitags2cut Stamp and Die Set
    Sizzix Embossing Folders 2PK - Dotted Squares/ XO
    Dotted Squares/XO

    Happy Stamping!

    Tuesday, April 23, 2013

    Did someone say, "Let's Go?"

    Hello, My Friends!

    I'm home for a brief minute...I'm off to New Hampshire on Wednesday night.....  I think I'm getting caught up on everything I need to do around here....(Yeah, right!)

    This trip to NH marks my SEVENTH trip in SEVEN weeks!

    Let's see.....
    Northern CA
    Grapvine, TX
    St. Louis, MO
    Calgary, Canada
    Boston (Yikes, that was a difficult trip...)  :(
    and now....New Hampshire

    Then, I get a whole week off from travel!  Wowsers!  What shall I do?!?!?  ;)

    After my week off, I'm headed to the Great Lakes Mega Meet!  Woo Hoo!

    I'm often asked, how on earth I survive this much travel.  Well, here are a few reasons I can do it....

    1.  I LOVE meeting up with my FRIENDS!  I get to see so many of you when I travel.  THAT makes it SO worth it!  :)
    2.  I LOVE what I do!  This isn't a job....it's such a blessing that I get to share my love of stamping and die cutting with you!
    3.  I SLEEP as soon as they turn the airplane's engines on!  I mean I go STRAIGHT to sleep!  Many times I wake up mid flight thinking we haven't taken off yet!  ;)
    4.  I have an AMAZING team at the office that take care of the shipping, emails, class kits, etc.  Without my TEAM, I couldn't do this!
    5.  I have an AMAZING web designer that keeps track of each release on the website.
    6.  I'm blessed with an amazing husband that supports me.  Ken is truly amazing to put up with me!  ;)
    7.  My daughters are wonderful as well!  They sometimes travel with me to help!
    8.  And whenever I get tired, discouraged or down, my Heavenly Father picks me up, dusts me off and encourages me to continue.  I give all GLORY to Him.  If you see me shine, it's only because HE gives me the ability.  Through Him, I find rest.

    And now, here's an oldie but goodie video on how I sleep....THIS is how I sleep on planes.....

    Can't see the video? Click Here!
    Happy Stamping!

    Monday, April 22, 2013

    A New 30 Second Card in {Five Minutes!}

    Hello, My Friends!

    It's time for another episode of A 30 Second Card in {Five Minutes!}

    Woo Hoo!  THIS card ROCKS!  ;)

    Can't see the video? Click Here!
    Products Used:
    Happy Stamping!

    Saturday, April 20, 2013


    Hello, My Friends!

    I love the 20th of the month!  It's when we get to release new EXCLUSIVE dies!  These dies are made for us by Sizzix...but, the best part is, we are the only ones that have them!  :)  It makes me feel special!  :)

    Here's a peek of the new dies.....

    Happy Stamping!

    Tuesday, April 16, 2013

    Wedding Season is upon us!

    Hello, My Friends!

    Did you know that Spring marks the beginning of wedding season?!? It's always a good idea to keep a few wedding cards on hand. Here is a cute card I came across, in the gallery, by our design team member, Jeanne. I LOVE how versatile this card is! It could be given as a wedding or a birthday card so i thought it would be perfect to recreate!

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                                      A Day to Remember

    Here's an up close look at the products Jeanne used:




    Happy Stamping!

    Monday, April 15, 2013

    Oh, Yeah! That's what I'm talkin' about!

    Hello, My Friends!

    We have more Sizzix/Stephanie Barnard products to share with you!  These items are so HOT, Sizzix is SOLD OUT!

    The good news is, WE have them in stock!  ;)

    Check out the video to see a card I created using these new products....

    Can't see the video? Click Here!
    Here's a close up of the NEW products....
    Happy Stamping!

    Tuesday, April 9, 2013

    Check This Out!!!!

    Hello, My Friends!

    I can't wait to share this creation with you!  Amie uploaded this card to our Gallery....Since Mother's Day is coming up, this card would be perfect to recreate!  :)

    In Amie words:


    I didn't have any cute patterned paper, so I used the quick2border stamp set to create a striped pattern by inking only one side of it. My pop dots are too thick, so I used some crafters foam and cut a square of it and used adhesive on both sides of it to create a thinner pop dot. I used just regular crayola colored pencils on the two smaller flowers and Stephanie Barnard ink pads on the rest.

    Other Products Used:
    Happy Crafting!

    Monday, April 8, 2013

    Special Release Time!

    Hello, My Friends!

    It's my favorite time!  It's Special Release time!  I can't wait to share with you the new stamp sets!

    Can't see the video? Click Here!
    Here's a close up of the stamp sets....
    moreladybugs2love only $12.88 or Club Members pay only $10.95

    swirls4backgrounds only $12.88 or Club Members pay only $10.95

    alpha4Fayleen only $12.88 or Club Members pay only $10.95 
    Here are some great ideas from our amazing Design Team....


    Happy Stamping!

    Monday, April 1, 2013

    I'm Amazed!

    Hello, My Friends!

    Can you even believe it?!?  I realize I'm having FUN, but time is flying by!  It's already time to release a NEW Club Set!

    Woo HOO!!!!

    Check out the video to see the introduction!

    Can't see the video? Click Here!
    Here's a close up of the set.....
    Set is on a 4x6 sheet.  Club price is only $10.95.  Regular price is $12.88  Shipping is $1 in the USA.

    Club Members, you are receiving a special Goodie this month!  A FREE Mini Stamp Set!  The stamp set coordinates with the Sizzix Flowers and Layers die that I designed.  :)  It looks like this:

    Click Here to see this die on our website

    Here's a close up of the FREE Mini Stamp Set for our Club Members....

    We also released a NEW Sizzix/Stephanie Barnard product today!  FLOWER FRAMELITS!  They coordinate with creations2fill AND flower2build!

    Happy Stamping!