Friday, January 27, 2012

Blushing Bride Valentine

I love that this card is so 3-dimensional.
The heart is from the
P.S. I Love You
stamp set.
Then punched out using the
Heart Punch.
The card stock is
Blushing Bride.
So soft.
The tiny heart border is done with the
Pinking Hearts Border Punch.
The sentiment says,
from my heart to yours.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


p.s. i love you

You almost don't need a sentiment inside this card.
The front says it all.
I used the stamp set, P.S. I Love You.
It can be found in the new Occasions Mini Catalog.
I also used the Adorning Accents
Embossing Folder
to make the rows of hearts under my little
Petal Punch envelope.
The Red Shimmery Paper
gives it a real Valentine feel.

Monday, January 23, 2012

San Antonio Leadership 2012

I never miss an opportunity to visit my beloved Texas.
So when I heard that the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference
was taking place in San Antonio,
I grabbed my suitcase.

When we weren't attending classes and demonstrations,
we were taking in the beautiful Riverwalk.
Our hotel and conference center are just to the right of this bend.

Cards, cards and more cards!
That is Penny and Kirsteen Gill on the left,
looking at a few cards hung on a little clothesline.
Sooo many ideas. Sooo little time.

How fun to take a leisurely boat ride on the Riverwalk.

Lots of pretty restaurants to choose from right on the water.

A little piece of Heaven.

I was so excited to attend the Manager's Reception.
This year it was a Chinese Acrobats show.
Everything was decorated so pretty.

Before the show, we had appetizers with an Asian theme.
Have you ever tried eating noodles with chopsticks?
It's an art,
especially when you are standing with a drink in your hand!

Shelli started the show with a bang on the gong!

I wish I had taken more pictures, but I was so
enthralled with what those acrobats can do, that I completely forgot!

On one of our free nights, our group had dinner at
a fun Mexican restaurant called
Mi Tierra.
We had a blast. Here I am taking a picture of my sister, Penny and I.
I didn't realize she was giving me the bunny ears!

How lucky was I that my daughter, Kim, came by to join us?
She will NOT let me take a normal picture of her.
She's a stinker, but it was wonderful that I got to see her
for a while since she lives in Houston now.

We had some very special friends join us for dinner.
Above is Angie Juda,
AKA Chic'n Scratch.
She is one of the sweetest people I have ever met.

While Penny is working on her camera,
Dawn Olchefske, AKA DOstamping with Dawn,
is posing for me.
Another really nice lady.

I also got to spend time with one of my favorite bloggers,
Diana Gibbs, AKA Stamping with Di.
She had me laughing to tears.

This Leadership was so much fun
and I learned all kinds of things.
The people make it that much more memorable.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Save the Date! February 4th

I'm finally ready to get my Stampin' Up! business going again!
After a very eventful November and December,
I have not had a chance to do what I love so much.....
STAMP with fellow stampers.
So, I am having an Open House Saturday, February 4th, to introduce what I do to family and friends. If you are in the Champaign County, Illinois area, drop in anytime between 1 - 4 pm that day and see what it's all about. I'll have light refreshments, stamping samples, prizes
and free, quick make & takes!
Come join me for a fun afternoon!

Mark Saturday, March 10th @ 1:00 pm on your calendar.
That's the date for my next Stamp Camp!
Stay tuned, details for that will be coming soon.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Thinking of You, Mary Ellen!

A very sweet lady in our group is having
surgery on her foot this week.
This is the card I am sending her
and hope it brings a smile to her face.
Get well soon,
Mary Ellen!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Pieces of Heart Dinner Out January Challenge

I always look forward to our
Pieces of Heart
Dinner Out every month.
This group is so special to me.
We have so much fun together
and this month was no exception.

The January Challenge, given to us by Judy,
was to make anything with a Valentine's Day theme.
Above is mine.

The inside.

Jayne Singleton

Kathy Boxdorfer

Patty Schnell

Don Schnell, our mascot.

Diane Mikles

Diane made this cute little gel
container too.

When I got home, this cute card was in my mailbox
from Deana Schultz.
What a cute idea for a New Year's
birthday card!

Thanks everyone.
Looking forward to our next
get together!