Monday, November 29, 2010

Science Olympiad and Cub Scout Pack 246 Fundraiser

Come join me...

Saturday December 4, 2010

Englewood United Methodist Church (the church behind Dairy Queen)
107 N. Walnut St, Englewood OH

Arrive any time between 10 A.M. and 4 P.M.
(we can stamp as long as we want)

5 cards for $15
additional cards can be made for $3 each

****$2 off if you bring a snack to share. Keep it simple anything is welcome.****

This stamping event is open to everyone! If you have never stamped before, there will be plenty of hands to help guide you. Come and get a jump start on your holiday cards and help a great cause at the same time!

These cards are a sample of the cards available to make. If you like one better then the others you can make multiples of that card if desired. (I have one other cards to show but every time I load it, it comes in sideways and looks stupid so I am going to try to load it later and see if it helps, no it will not let me rotate it lol I have tried)
Since I have the church all day if you would like to rent ($7.50) (it is a fundraiser) a table for the day to make your own cards I will have I will have all the Christmas stamps that I own or have borrowed there all you will need to bring is your own ink and card stock.
Please RSVP to me 937-603-7439 if you are able to attend and would like multiples of a specific card so I have enough supplies ready.

Monday, November 15, 2010

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I started off as a Hobby Demo just thinking I will get what I want when I need it at a discount. I can see what new things are coming out early and get a FREE catalog every year. I also wanted to go to convention (that is the only way you can go). Meeting the minimums was not a problem as Stampin UP makes it somewhat easy for us to stay active but as many of you know my business grew instantly all because of 1 phone call and 1 email I sent out and I then became a Business Demo (that is because I wanted it) and I am thrilled with every step I have taken to grow my business.

If you have any questions please email at or you can join by clicking My password to join is loves2stamp.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Here is it November 12 less than 2 weeks away from Thanksgiving. If you would ask me what am I thankful for I would say:
1. My health
2. My boys (without them I would have more in my checking account but I would be lost)
3. My FRIENDS (without them I would have no one to laugh at)
4. My Stampin Up business
We all know there is other things I am thankful for, I just really wanted to say...
THANK YOU to all my friends and stampin friends. 3 years ago when I started selling Stampin Up I never dreamed it would be like this today. I was hoping to get a couple of people to help me stay active and someone to get together with every now and then to stamp with and spend time together I got soooooo much more than that!! I have the most wonderful group of people (I can't say women because I have Jack that come to class his wife Julia) that come to class every week. Yes it is a lot of work but it really really really makes my day to spend that hour with them. For the ones that come every now and then I love you just as much!!!!! It is such a delight to be surprised by your smiles when you come down the stairs to my Stampin Studio.
This week I had two reminders of why I love my Stampin Family. Tiffany sent me an email RSVPing that she was coming Thursday and in her email she tells me I am her favorite Stampin Up demonstrator she has had. What a surprise that was to see. I don't think I have smiled that big in a long time. Susannah didn't RSVP for last nights class but just shows up to surprise me with her presence. (She has not been feeling well the past few months, so we were not sure when she would be back to class) I was great to see her and she looked great!
To my non-stamping friends---You know how much I love each one of you and I tell you all the time and I would be completely lost with you.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone just in case I don't make it on here to blog again until Thanksgiving is over. (lol you all know me just as well as I know myself)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Now that the "Cave" is over...

As most of you know, the boys and I work at the Lewisburg Haunted Cave. This is our third year doing it and every year it brings on new adventures. It is so much fun to see the boys grow and develop into their character. Kelton is such a ham as you can see. He is not afraid to be in front of the camera. Coleton on the other hand is just the opposite. He hates to get his picture taken.

This year the "Cave" finished FIRST in the tristate This site will give you our review. We were very excited to get Haunt of the Year.

As you can see the nights were busy and LONG as Kel could not stay awake the whole time.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Getting ready for a fun holiday...

Most of you who know me know that Halloween is one of my favorite time of the year. Both of my boys and I work at the Lewisburg Haunted Cave. I love to decorate for Halloween so this year Stampin Up has come out with these really cool Decor Elements called Spooky Things (120909 black 122296 dark grey $14.95)

I found these really cool glasses at a garage sale event we had at work. I couldn't resist them, so I took the Trick or Treat Decor Elements and added them to the glass. I love them and can not wait to use them.

I found this orange tub at Target (I think) and added the Oct 31 Decor Elements to it. I also cut the swirl like things out of another Decor Elements (I don't have my book with me sorry :(. Ask me if interested and I will get it for you.) to give it a little for detail.
Both projects took about 30 minutes to make. The longest part for me was dealing with my nerves making sure they were straight and in the middle. I hope you like them and I will have a couple more project to show after the weekend. I will be also posting pictures of the cave coming up.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

World Card Making Day...

This Saturday October 2 I am holding my first World Card Making Day. I am joining in with other card maker through out the world (hence World Card Making Day). This is going to be a fun day to spend with my fellow stampers.

If you are able to attend here is the details.

Saturday October 2 2010
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Meadowdale Baptist Church-3686 Haney Rd

$15 for 5 cards

Bonus card for first time stampers--Bring a friend and you can make the card as well.

Light snacks provided

Here is the cards we are going to make. I still have one more to design so it may be posted later this week.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

As Promised...

Supplies needed:
Tombow liquid glue
Emery board
Wood cut out
Designer series paper

Cover wood cut out with Tombow glue. I used a little more then needed just for the picture so you can see it

Glue to Designer series paper and let dry

Cut out and cut as close to cut out as possible

using nail file sand excess paper off. Always file down!!

Continue to file until smooth all over

Once smooth blow off dust particles and decorate.
For these ornaments I put paper on both sides of the cut out. Only do one side at a time .
Use the Crop-a-dile to punch a hole in the cut out to tie a string on to hang

Isn't it the cutes thing and super easy to make.
You can do this to any wood cut out, paper mache' or chipboard.
Tomorrow I will show other before and after things made using this technique.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Check it out.....

Aren't these the cutest little ornament?
They are so easy to make. The base of the ornament is a wood cut out bought from any craft store. I chose the stocking 1) it is time to start thinking about Christmas 2) it looked easiest to sand for a make and take project and 3) it is so stinkin' cute.

This technique can be done on any chip board project, paper mache' item and of course any wood cut out.

I will take pictures tonight of how it is done just in case you can not make it to Make and Take this week.

Until tomorrow and I promise I will post tomorrow

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


When: Saturday, July 24, 2010

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Come early or come late--We will be there

Where: 6550 Poe Ave
Local Union #82
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Dayton, OH 45414

Cost: 35.00

What will you do: Stamp and assemble
9 cards and 3 other than a card projects

What to bring: Scissors, tape runner & dimensionals
(You may bring a snack, however, it is not required)
Everything else is supplied

Finger foods provided

A gift for everyone who attends

Bring a friend (get a FREE ink pad from me)

Please RSVP asap to

Friday, July 9, 2010

New Catalog Reveal Night

Anyone who knows me knows HOW EXCITED I am about the new catalog that just came out from Stampin' Up! My checkbook isn't. I love love love it. All the new colors that just came out, the colors they brought back from the past In Colors. All the cute new stamp sets that I just have to have. The new Designer Series Papers are to die for. I could just go on and on about this catalog but you really need to see it for yourself. Soooooo contact me and I will more than glad to get one to you!!!

On July 1 I had a catalog reveal party and WOW what an awesome turn out. Thank you to everyone that came by. 21 people filled my house that evening, what an awesome feeling that was for me. When it was over mom and I talked about it and I truly could not take the smile off of my face.

Thank you to Jack and Julie who made this awesome cake for me. It was so yummy and so beautiful. I emailed them a couple of pages from the catalog and they made an awesome catalog cake for us to enjoy. No one wanted to cut it.

The above pictures of the card is the make and take that every could make.

Everyone that attended that night received these cool card stock sample rings. The rings are still available for anyone who is interested for $5 you get a sample of every color of card stock available at this time, plus you will also get the stickers on the back of them to help with inventory. For those that attended if you are interested in the stickers for the back, I have them for $1. I highly recommend them it is very helpful for me to keep track of what colors I have. I take mine apart and put color combinations together and it is pretty cool how well all the colors coordinate so well together. I LOVE Stampin' Up!

The winner to the catalog scavenger hunt is Tiffany Haley. Congratulations Tiffany you will get a $10 gift certificate to use any time this year.

I also had a way to earn more ways to be in the drawings one was to bring me a card to add to my display wall and these are the ones I received that night. Thank You Paula, Krista, Amy, Kay, Patty and Robin. I love them all, you guys are so creative.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

This past weekend 11 of my stampers (friends) and 2 of their daughters met up with me at a beautiful Bed and Breakfast in Dresden Ohio called Sarah’s House. Tina and Steve were the best. Tina made the best Peach Cobbler on Friday night for desert and Steve made us breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. He also made us some chocolate, chocolate brownie with ice cream and chocolate syrup desert on Saturday night. Steve also played the piano most of the day for us while we scrapbooked. Ok I said we, while everyone else scrapbooked. I planned on doing nothing and I did NOTHING. Wanted to go up and relax and I did.

I have to tell you what I had planned for the weekend and how we played the rest of it by the seat of our pants. I wanted to arrive early on Friday to set up the Breakfast area up in a tropical theme since Stampin’ Up has this wonderful designer series paper pack out called Tropical Oasis, a very cute stamp set called Tropical Party and the Island Floral Stampin’ Up Bigz Die for the Big Shot. As everyone arrived they all had great big smiles on and was just as excited to be there as I was. Everyone that was there for dinner (some arrived a little later) chipped in to help prepare the meal for a very yummy taco salad. We finished off the night with an evening of card making and laughs.

Saturday was a do it yourself day. Some stayed back to scrapbook and others took off for a little bit to shop, I was one of the shoppers. Dinner we decided as a group to go to a little restaurant a couple blocks away. When we got back from dinner it was time for that Chocolate chocolate brownie ice cream and chocolate syrup desert. Some girls went back to scrapbboking for the rest of the evening; I just enjoyed the very yummy Margaritas and relaxed.

Thank You Tiffany, Krista, Paula, Amy, Robin, Kim, Kay, Meg, Trisha, Stacy, Melissa, Sherri and Miranda for making my first Camp Crop-a-Lot the best weekend ever. Dates are set for next year.