Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am so Thankful for all of you, my blog readers!
Thank you for your comments.
Thank you for trying the cards that I post for your inspiration!
Thank you for your orders!

The On Stage SU! event was fabulous...again!
I got to walk across the stage three times this year. 
Some of you saw my pins from the last 20 years at the Stamp Along last week and the added banners on my name tag. SU! is very good at acknowledging our achievements.
My three stage walks were for recruits, sales, and length of time!

This one was for recruits.
Thank you to all that joined my team this year!

The shirt that I am wearing on these pictures was a gift that we received at the CenterStage event the evening before when they also pampered us with a wonderful entertainer and a delicious meal!

This on was for 20 years with SU! 
We line up on one side of the stage behind the number of year sign. 
This staff guy was having as much fun as we were having his picture taken with each of us. 

Then I was able to do this walk with my California friend.
I think this one was for the number of flex points (based on sales) I earned. 
Thank you all that placed orders with me! 

This is me with my two downline that went with me and two of our California friends. 
It is so much fun to meet up with friends that we have met in years past.


These are new friends from this year. 
I walked to lunch with them and we spoke just a little on the way but on the way out, they congratulated me for the walks on the stage. 
Yes, the crab hat goes with me each time so I can be found when I am lost or am saving seats for us. 
It is always a good conversation piece! 
I am usually asked, at least once each trip, if I am from Maine. 
"No, it is because I am a real Crabb!" is my answer and that usually leads to a picture with them. 

This is when I won the prize patrol. Many of us win at the same time and is determined by the color and number of our pin that we are given at check in time. 

Thank you to all of you for being a part of my journey. 
I wouldn't be going to these events without your support!

Check out the Extravaganza that is going on this week for some great sales.
If you wish to place an order, please use the hostess code unless your order is over $150. Orders over $150 qualify for the hostess benefits! 
The hostess code until December 11th is:


Monday, November 6, 2017

Merry Patterns

Did you get this Stamp Set in October? 
It was a special promo and I will be getting rid of mine so if you are interested in it you can put your name in for a drawing with your order at the Stamp Along or by using the Hostess Code on your on line order this week. 
The Hostess Code to use is 

Here is the card that will be available this time using that set. 
The one last month showed how you can use it for a birthday rather than Christmas card. This one could also be a birthday one. 
There might be some hunters that would object to the deer wearing a sweater though. 

This one is a pretty quick and easy one that has an elegant look to it. 
It has some of the peel and stick gold tape that I have across the bottom but isn't showing on the photo. The tree is also cut from gold. Picture doesn't do it justice at all.

I hope to get a few more ready for you before I have to pack up and leave but know that I won't have time to take their pictures and get them posted. 
I hope to see you at the Stamp Along on the 13th! 
Happy stamping until then. 
I will be thinking of you when I am stamping at the SU! event! 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Happy November and Stamp Along cards

Happy November!
This month is going to be a quick one for me. 
On Wednesday, I will be flying to Salt Lake City to attend the Stampin' Up! On Stage Event. 
That means that I won't be able to post cards that will be available at the Stamp Along on several different days this month. 
I need to have everything packed and ready to go out the door by Tuesday night! Yikes!
I will be home late Sunday night. 
I may be more confused than usual on Monday at the Stamp Along. 
I will try to pack my swap cards so I can grab them to bring with me so you can look through them. 
I didn't have time to make many but hope I get some great ideas to share with you. 

Do you send cards for Thanksgiving?
This would be good for that or any fall note.

This one would also be good for anyone for whom you are thankful this month or anytime!
You, my stamping friends and customers, are definitely on my list! 
I wouldn't be doing this if not for you! 

This little owl was on Pinterest and has been calling to me for a long time. 
I FINALLY got around to doing it!
Not nearly as hard to make as I thought it would be. 
I hope you will enjoy making it. I have Wink of Stella on the eyes but maybe they need bling? 
What do you think? 

Another Fall/Thanksgiving card.

Of course, Christmas is coming and, if you don't have your cards ready to go already there are several for you to do and get a few finished. 
This one is Labor intense and I didn't cut a lot because of the different size of card stock. I am asking to please make only one. If you want more than one, let me know and I will bring it back again in December for you. 
It has a different fold and stand as a scene rather than a card. 

This one is very similar to one I did last year but it is pretty enough to make a reappearance.
I had this card stock that is edged with silver and thought this was the perfect place to use it. 

Need a card for a teacher?
This chalk board would work well. 
I know I would love to get one like this! The cat is a bonus! 
It stands like a easel when it is open. 

I will post once more with a few more of the Christmas cards I have ready for you.
I hope that you are able to join me at the Library on the 13th. I hope you don't get over anxious and want to go on the 6th. I always feel like it should come sooner when it is so late in the month! 

The hostess code until the Stamp Along is 


Thank you to all of you that order on line and use the hostess code. 
I do appreciate you and your orders! 

Friday, October 6, 2017

More Stamp Along cards

These two use a masking technique that makes them look a lot more layered than they are. 
Both are very quick and easy to make.

This one is also quick and easy.
This is the last chance for the fall cards. 
The fall colors don't seem to have peaked yet but by the next Stamp Along we won't be wanting the fall ones anymore, right? 

This is a "brighter" card.

This one, that will also have a Christmas version, is much more "labor intense" than the quick and easy ones above but there are die cuts for them so you don't have to fussy cut. 

Hope to see you on Monday at the Library. 

The hostess code from now until the October Stamp Along (Oct 9) is 
Thank you to all of my customers that order on line and use the code!!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

What wonderful weather for Fall!

Hasn't the weather been beautiful?
I have been spending more time outside than usual just because the weather is so nice. 
I do have a few cards to show you that will be choices for you to make at the Stamp Along next Monday, October 9th. 
This is MY time of the year! 
I love the fall colors! 
This one is plain and simple but would certainly cheer someone receiving it. 

This is a flip card using a retired die but it still makes a cute card. 
Love that cat! 
Here it is punched from Designer Series Paper (DSP) 

This is the technique that is very popular right now. 
Hard to see on here but the letters that spell "FALL" are raised even though they are in the same pattern as the surrounding area.
Very easy to achieve. 

This chair card will be returning, so if you didn't make it last month, so you can choose it this time. 

The Christmas card on my last post will also be there on the 9th.
It is hard to think about Christmas when the weather is so nice!
There will be other Christmas and probably another Halloween one or two also.
Hope to see you next week.

The hostess code until the October Stamp Along (Oct 9) is 
Thank you to all of my customers that order on line and use the code!!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Another Quilt Card

This quilt card is made using the DSP pack that goes along with the Christmas Quilt Bundle.
This one is ready for the next Stamp Along already.

The hostess code from now until the October Stamp Along (Oct 9) is 
Thank you to all of my customers that order on line and use the code!!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Cat Punch

Love that Cat!
This card helped me use a lot of retired product! I hope you don't mind. 
I know that there are beautiful new papers in the Holiday catalog. 
I just can't keep buying it just because it is so cute/pretty. 
I have so much paper here that is also cute/pretty.
I found a small pack of the Wild Wasbi card stock and it went well on this card.
The cat, bat, and web use lots of the tiny scraps. 
The cat is only a partial cat. You don't have to have a whole cat that nobody can see!
Even the letters use scrap.
The background piece is very nice and there are new patterns in the catalog but you won't find this pattern available anymore. 
You can sponge this card stock to make it any color you choose. 
Even the pumpkin is a retired color. I don't even know what color it is! It was a pack of 12 X 12 that I had from a long time ago. 
I like that it makes the pumpkin fit in by not being so bright.

This plain and simple card could be a masculine one for birthday, retirement, or any special day. 
I am happy with the way it turned out and decided to quit while I was ahead.
There were a few other stamps that were headed for the card stock but I restrained myself! 
Do you think it needs something else?

There are still a few other ideas that want to turn into cards for the Sept Stamp Along. 
I think we need another Christmas one for sure. 
Thanks, in advance, for the comments!

The hostess code for on line orders until the Stamp Along is 

Thank you!