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Owl Punches

Hello Stampers!  Have you noticed that there seems to be an owl craze going on now?  I find owl cards on tons of blogs and websites.  SU! even has some cute owl stamp sets.  I found this pattern for an

Toys08 owl on the SU! demonstrator website and I had to try it out!  This owl is made entirely from current SU! punches!  Here's the punches used:

head - Round tab punch

eyes - 3/4" circle, 1/4" circle

beak - Boho blossoms

wings - scallop circle

body - 1 3/4" circle

feet - Boho blossoms

Isn't he just the cutest thing?  Here's the recipe:

Stamp set - Thank you kindly

Cardstock - Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, More Mustard, White

Stamp pad - Chocolate Chip

Accessories - Punches listed above plus scallop edge punch, marker

Happy Stampin and TTFN!

Happy Saturday!

Hello Stampers!  I hope that you all had a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving!  I enjoyed spending some time with my family!  I have had some time to stamp today, and I'm so glad!  I've missed it this last couple of days!  And have I mentioned before that I Love My Big Shot!!!  Today I made this card which I CASE'd the idea from Patty at Blog 177 and just tweeked it a little bit myself.  I love the hint of red on the card!  Here's the recipe:

Stamp set - The Snowflake Spot (retired SU!)

Cardstock - Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, White, Real Red

Stamp pad - Real Red, Brocade Blue

Accessories - Big Shot, Snowflake #2 die, Scallop circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch

I wanted to share with you too the types of materials that you can cut with your Big Shot using Bigz and original dies: 

Thick corkboard

Thick chipboard

Colored magnet

Ruffle board

Paper wood

 Balsa wood

Bass wood

Metal mesh



Adhesive and non-adhesive mat board

Drawer liner

Shelf liner


Static cling vinyl

Shrink film

Fine sandpaper

Clear acetate


Card stock

Patterned paper

Flocked paper

Contact paper

Textured paper

Metallic paper

Linen paper

Suede paper

Embossed metallic paper

Basketball embossed paper

Faux alligator textured paper

Self-adhesive glitter paper



Iron-on fabric

Soft plush fabric





Heavyweight denim

Terry cloth

Funky fur

Thin leather

Quilt batting

Warm and natual batting

Fusible fleece

Self-adhesive craft metal

Self-adhesive cork

Self-adhesive foam

Self-adhesive magnet

Self-adhesive felt

Adhesive and non-adhesive rubber

Pop up sponge

Poly foam

100% pure beeswax

Can you believe all of that???  It's a wonderful thing!  You can get the machine, cutting pads, and platform for just $99.95!  And, if you buy the machine and two dies, you will qualify for a Level I hostess set from the Catalog & Idea book and $15 in free merchandise!  It would make a great Holiday gift for yourself!

Happy Stampin' and TTFN!

Lovely As A Tree Top Note

Hello Stampers!  I've been playing with my Big Shot some more!  Isn't this a lovely card?  I think

Blog 176 it almost looks like you are looking out a window at the snow on the ground and trees!  I totally CASE'd this from Jill's blog at and just made a few changes.  Here's the recipe:

Stamp set - Lovely As A Tree, Heard From The Heart

Cardstock - Brilliant blue, Bashful blue, White

Stamp pad - Black

Accessories - Big Shot, Top Note die, 2 way glue pen, glitter

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!  Enjoy your families!

Happy Stampin' and TTFN!

Holiday Extravaganza Sale!!!

Hello Stampers!  I think I am finally almost recovered from my illness, and ready to stamp again!!!  First, I want to tell you about this great sale that SU! is having right now!  Click on the pretty wrapped package in my left column under SU! specials.  SU! has created bundles of merchandise, and marked them anywhere from 20% - 50% off!  What a great deal!  If you want to place an order, you can do so on my website, or just let me know!  If you order $150 or more, you qualify for the great hostess benefits as well!  You have to act fast though, because these great deals are only available from Nov 26th through Dec. 1!

Happy Stampin' and TTFN!

Another Top Note card!

Hello Stampers!  I'm back home!  Sorry for not posting in a couple of days.  I have been gone on a scrapbooking weekend with some friends.  We left Friday afternoon and returned this afternoon.  I wasn't as productive as I would have liked to have been, because I was feeling pretty yucky all weekend.  I did go to the doctor today after I got home though and found out that I have a sinus infection.  So now I've got meds and am hopefully on the road to recovery.  Anywho.......

Blog 169 Don't you just love this card?  This is another one I made with my new Top Note die cut and my new SU! Sizzix Big Shot!  I love it!

I'm really in a brown and red stage too!  I love those colors together now!  Here is the recipe for this card:

Stamp set - A Tree for All Seasons, Polar Bears

Cardstock - Real Red, Chocolate Chip, White

Stamp pad - Chocolate Chip, White

Accessories - Markers, Signo white Gel pen, 1/2" striped Real Red Grosgrain ribbon, Top Note die, Sizzix Big Shot machine

Happy Stampin' and TTFN!

Top Note Bag

Hello Stampers!  I didn't post yesturday because I'm still feeling a bit under the weather.  I hate cold season!

Blog 165 This is  a cute little bag that I made using my new Sizzix die cut machine with the Top Note die.  I also used the Snowflake #2 die for the snowflake on the cover.  There are two top note die cut pieces, one attached to each side of the paper lunch sack.  The lunch sacks measure 3 1/2" X 2" X 6 3/4".  I cut it down to 3" tall.  I just bought them in a package at Walmart.  I then die cut the snowflake and attached it to one of the top note die cuts.  I used my large oval punch to make the handles and simply tied them together with ribbon.  Also notice the BLING in the middle from my rhinestone brad!!

Here's the recipe:

Stamp set - All Holidays

Cardstock - Almost Amathyst, White

Stamp pad - Black

Accessories - Ribbon, Circle Ice rhinestone brad, 1/16" hole punch, large oval punch, Sizzix Big Shot, Top Note die, Snowflake die

Happy Stampin' and TTFN!

Great Blog Goodies Winners!

Hello Stampers!  I just wanted to let you know who won the two sets of my Great Blog Goodies!  Thanks to all of you loyal customers who referred a friend to my site!  I loved all of the comments!

The winner of the first package which includes the retired SU! set Sew Seasonal, is Liz!  Thanks Liz for referring your friend Monique!

The winner of the second package which includes the retired SU! set Very Punny, is Kim!  Thanks for visiting Kim and I'm really glad Sally referred you!  Please send me your address so that I can send you your goodies!

Keep reading my blog!  More goodies to come soon!

Happy Stampin' and TTFN!

Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack!

Hello Stampers!  I finally had some time to play with my new Big Shot today.  And guess what?  I LOVE IT!  I made some great Christmas cards, and a cute treat bag, and other neat stuff!  But for today I

Blog 168 want to show you what I came up with for my upcoming Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack.  At my SAS we are going to be making 10 cards for $15.  We will make three of this cute reindeer card.  I used the Top Note die on the Sizzix.

Blog 170 Three of this really cute snowman card that my daughter Amie helped me create.  She used the Top Note die also!  Isn't it cute??

Blog 173 Three of this really cute stacked tree card.  I used the photo corners punch.

Blog 171 And one of this ADORABLE Santa card!  I just love this thing!!!  I CASE'd this from the Stampin' Up demonstrator web site!

So those are the 10 cards that we will be making for $15.  If you are not local, or are not able to attend, the entire kit is available to purchase for $20, which includes shipping, through Dec. 3rd.  Please let me know if you are interested!

If you have any questions, please let me know!

The drawing will be done later tonight for my Great Blog Goodies!  I will post the winners tomorrow!  Good Luck!

Happy Stampin' and TTFN!

Handmade Holiday Card Elements!

Hello Stampers!  Sorry I didn't post again yesturday!  I was feeling kinda yucky with a sore throat, and I had to get the house straightened up after the slumber birthday party Saturday night in order to have the family party last night!

I finally bought the SU! Handmade Holiday Card Elements kit.  I really like the simplicity and elegance of it.  This is one of the cards that I created with it.  I didn't get the coordinatling stamp set, To You &

Blog 164 Yours, so I used the Holidays & Wishes set.  I think the Merry Christmas stamp in it is very elegant looking too.  I think it works well together, what do you think?

I also like these earthy colors together.  They are Kraft, Ruby Red, Mellow Moss, and Vanilla.

Happy Stampin' and TTFN!

Happy Saturday!

Hello Stampers!  Before I forget, don't forget to refer somebody to my blog and then both of you leave me a comment!  I'm giving away Great Blog Goodies!  Go back to my November 11 post to see pictures!

Sorry I didn't post yesturday.  I did a party last night, and it was late when I got home.  Thanks Rachael for a great party!  What a great turnout you had!  Here is the Christmas card that we made.

Blog 163 Sorry that it seems to be a bit blurry!  Isn't it cute though!  I love the red gingham ribbon on Christmas cards.  Here's the recipe:

Stamp Set - Big on Christmas

Cardstock - Real Red, Glorious Green, White

Stamp pad - Basic Black

Accessories - Red gingham ribbon, markers, scallop edge punch

Now I'm off to supervise my 12 year olds birthday sleepover!  We are having a Mystery party and playing a live Clue game!  Wish me luck!

Happy Stampin' and TTFN!

Happy Birthday Amie!

Hello Stampers!  Today is my daughter Amie's 12th birthday! Only one more year before she becomes a teenager.  Please help me!!!

Blog 171 One of her favorite restaurants is Chevy's, so that is where she picked for dinner tonight.  They brought her a sombrero and some ice cream and sang Happy Birthday.  She loved it!

On with the stamping!

I started off my day today by cleaning up my stamping room.  I was just going to move a couple of small bookcases around, and five hours later I was finished!  Have you ever had a day like that?

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I ended up cleaning out my bookcases, drawers, boxes, etc.  I really didn't have time to be doing all of that, but I did it anyway.  I'm glad I did too, because I came across my packet of make & takes from my SU! regional convention I went to in September!  I did not complete my make & takes there because I like to spend that time talking to others, swapping, and taking pictures.  I pulled my supplies out and completed my make & takes today!

This was a scrapbook page using the new in colors for this year.  It also used chipboard and a metal edged tag for the title.  I love the way it looks!  I'm going to use chipboard more often in my titles now!

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This is a treat pouch.  It is actually in the shape of a triangle and you can put a package of candy inside.  The top flap folds over and is secured by dimentionals.  More of the new in colors!

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I like this card!  There is designer series paper on the front.  The directions called for sewing the ribbon in the shape of a flower, but I just added a flower from the SU! pretties kit.  So much easier!!!  Very elegant looking don't you think?

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This cute little packet holds three envelopes and three note cards inside!  The ribbon is tied all around the folder to keep it closed!  The next picture shows the inside of this folder!

Blog 169 Inside the folder.

Blog 170 This cute little basket was made on the new Big Shot!  And guess what?  I got mine in the mail today!  I'm so excited to sit down and play with it.  I will be showing you some samples that I make in the near future.  Once you see what all you can make, you will have to have one too!

That's a long enough post for today.  If you have any questions or need more information on any of these items, let me know!

Happy Stampin' and TTFN!

Rub On Some Cheer!

Hello Stampers!  I wanted to tell you about the great special that SU! is having right now.  It's called Rub On Some Cheer!  You get 20% off all Rub-ons when you spend $20 on SU! products!  That makes all of the packages only $8.76!  What  a great deal!  Fore more information, click on the image on my left hand side bar under SU! Specials.  To see all of the Rub-ons SU! offers, look on pages 178 - 179 of the current catalog!  Let me know if you just have to add some more to your stamping collection!

Blog 164 This is  a card we made at a party I had last week.  The flower stem is a rub-on from the Hidden Garden set.  The flowers were punched out using the trio flower punch.  We put a dot of white in the middle of the flowers with the white gel pen.

Blog 163 This card is one that we will be making at a party I'm doing Friday evening.  The burst in the middle of the flower is a rub-on from the Hidden Garden set also. 

You can use the rub-ons on paper and most nonporous surfaces, including glass, photos, clipboards, candles, and more.  The rub-ons are designed to coordinate with some of the SU! stamp sets.  Each package of rub-ons contains two sheets of rub-ons in either black and white or chocolate chip and white.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Happy Stampin' and TTFN!

Turkey Time!

Hello Stampers!  Happy Wednesday!  I guess I should say Wild Wednesday, at least it almost always is at preschool!  I'm telling you, the kids are always more wound up on Wednesdays!  I can't explain it!

Blog 162 I had a customer call the other day and needed some more Thanksgiving cards!  I needed to come up with something different!  So this is what I did!  I CASE'd the turkey pattern off of a card I saw on this blog,, and I tweaked it a bit.  Isn't it cute!  Can you believe that I used 8 different SU! punches to create this card! Here they are:

Scallop circle - feathers

Bojo Blossoms - feet

1" circle punch - head

1 3/8" circle punch - body

1/4" circle punch - buttons

3/4" square - hat

Corner Rounder - around sentiment block

Scallop Edge - bottom front

WOW! But I just think he is so cute!  Here's the rest of the recipe:

Stamp set - Holidays & wishes

Cardstock - Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Black

Stamp pad - Chocolate Chip

Accessories - punches

Happy Stampin' and TTFN!

Great Blog Goodies!

Hello Stampers!  I've hit 1000 hits so it's time to celebrate!  I've got two packages to give away!

Blog 157 This first package is for my loyal customers.  This package contains the retired stamp set Sew Seasonal.  This set is unmounted, so never used.  This package also contains the kits for my monthly cards for November.  You will receive three completed cards as well as a kit for each card to make a duplicate card yourself.  The stamping is already done for you, all you have to do is color and assemble.

Here's what you have to do to enter:  Refer a friend to my blog.  You need to leave me a comment and let me know who you referred, and they need to leave me a comment and tell me who referred them!  It's that easy!

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This package is for my new readers!  This package contains the SU! retired stamp set Very Puny.  This set is unmounted, so never used.  This package also contains the kits for my monthly cards for November.  You will receive three completed cards as well as a kit for each card to make a duplicate card yourself.  The stamping is already done for you, all you have to do is color and assemble.

Here's what you have to do to enter: Leave me a comment and let me know how you found out about my blog!  If you were referred by a friend, let me know who so that I can thank them and enter their name in a drawing too!

The drawing for these packages will be on Tuesday, Nov. 18th.  Start leaving those comments!

Happy Stampin' and TTFN!