Monday, November 14, 2011


This is our new home.
Steve and I are excited to begin a new chapter in our lives, in Illinois.
But we are also sad to leave so many wonderful friends who
have been a huge part of our lives in St. Louis.
I already miss the camaraderie, the fellowship, the laughter, the tears,
and, of course, (!) stamping, with you all!

This last weekend I was completely touched by the
surprise lunch given for me.
I never suspected!
Thanks to all of you who were a part of it.
I would love to send each of you a pretty card, but as you can imagine,
all my 'stuff' is packed away.
Give me some time, and I will get that stamping groove going again!

We won't be far, it's only a three hour drive.
Conducive to a stamping weekend!
I will stay in touch and hope that you will too.
Continue to check my blog.
It will keep you posted as to what we are up to.

Thank you, sweet ladies.
You will always be in my heart.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Are you missing a golden opportunity?

Friday, November 11!

That's the last day to take advantage of the Free Big Shot or $100 in Stampin' Up! merchandise when you become a demonstrator, and a member of my
Pieces of Heart Team.
I sure would hate for that day to pass without you finding out how much fun,
and how satisfying being a part of the Stampin' Up! Company can be.

Why not give it a chance?


Contact me and I will fill you in on all the details.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Medallion Stamp

Isn't this a great way to use the Medallion Stamp?
The base card is Poppy Parade, along with the ink.
The Medallion is stamped and then trimmed around the edges,
cut into halves, (ready to make a second!),
and then popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.
The embossing around the edge of the Whisper White card stock
is called Framed Tulips.
Imagine this done with Christmas colors and accented with
Dazzling Diamonds!

Nancy Berg

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Spice Cake Designer Fabric

I took Home Ec in high school and was pretty good at sewing my own clothes.
That was then,
this is NOW!
Now I like my projects quick and easy.
My sister, Penny Thomas, made some of these awhile back,
and I just loved how it looked.
For this little bag,
(which I found at a large craft store),
I used the Spice Cake Designer Fabric, the Big Shot Fabric Adhesive Roll,
the Flower Folds Bigz XL Die, and my Big Shot.
The Adhesive Roll is so easy to use.
Simply iron the adhesive onto your fabric, die cut the fabric using the Big Shot
and peel the transfer sheet off, then iron fabric die cut onto the purse.
Add one of our Jumbo Designer Buttons, maybe a Simply Adorned Bauble to
the zipper and you will look

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


I just attended the Louisville, Kentucky Regional with my Pieces of Heart Team. We had a blast. (We've decided that what happens in Louisville, stays in Louisville, but we definitely made our presence known while watching the last game of the World's Series in the hotel lobby...with towels, the wave and all!)

Here is the good news for you. Because I attended, I am able to give you a free stamp, from the Mini Occasions Catalog no one else has seen yet, when you become a member of my team by November 13. AND SU has extended the free Big Shot or $100 in SU merchandise promotion until November 11. Fantastic! That means you get a free Big Shot or $100 in SU merchandise plus, a new stamp just for becoming a demonstrator. Cool!

Don't wait any longer!

Join now, and you can SALE through the new year with the Sale-a-bration promotion starting in January! You can show your friends how they can receive FREE products then. That will get them excited and wanting more! The rest is icing on the cake.

If you like to stamp, if you like to stamp with a fun group of ladies, if you like to save money with discounts, if you'd like to be a part of a company that really cares about you, then please call or email me and let's get you started now.

Road Trip for the Pieces of Heart Team

I must apologize right off the bat.
My photography skills are not the best.
That being said, here are some photos of our group,
The Pieces of Heart Team,
attending the Louisville, Kentucky Stampin' Up! Regionals.

Above is very excited Mary Ellen Cope,
(a bit bleary, my fault.)
She is about to start card swapping.
Her excitement is infectious!
Above, looking at swaps, are
Jayne Singleton, Judy Sumner, and Susan Fields.
One of our favorites at Stampin' Up! is
Bonnie Thurber.
She is so funny and gets the morning started with a few
tips and Christmas tag ideas.
We were in a big comfortable room full of card-swapping,
idea demonstrations, make and take tables, and display boards.
How fun to see your name on the screen that you've won a free stamp set!
Our friend, Diane Mikles did!
Here she is with her prize.
Stampin' Up! is so generous with us.
They gave all of us prizes.
Mary Ellen is showing off the On Board Journal we received.
And how about this for a snack?
We were given a very fulfilling box lunch,
and this pretty cupcake for an afternoon snack.
Some of the wonderful people who make Stampin' Up!
the company we love to be a part of.

The Pieces of Heart team had a blast together.
We even watched the Cardinals win the World Series
in the hotel lobby, right down to the rally towels and
The Wave!
I'm already looking forward to the next
Pieces of Heart Road Trip!