Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Don't Miss Out!!

Starting today and through December 1st you can take advantage of some wonderful bundle packages at 20% to 50% off!

Just go to my SU website and order online! Just think.. you won't have to fight lines, or crowds or even leave the comfort of your home!

Supplies are limited.. so don't wait!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Exciting Announcement and Other Random Stuff

I finally started my Stampin'Up Demonstrator Website. If you didn't already know, I am a Stampin Up Demo.. more hobbist than anything, but I do have a great group of girls that order from me and we get together quite often to stamp!

If you're looking to place an order or browse the catalog, please check out my website.

I still have some work to do on the website and will do that in the next couple of days.


Deb and I started a new Challenge Blog for the Magnolia-Licious Yahoo Group Challenges. You can check out the latest challenges here.

I have been working on some cards but don't have any finished to share yet. I hope to have some in the next night or two! Bear with me.. sorry for the lapse in posting.


This award was so kindly given to me by my stampin' friends Suzanne and Emma Thank you both!!

Here's some info on the award:

This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY- nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement . Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers.
Deliver this award to 8 bloggers who may then pass it on. I've seen this award do the rounds yesterday, so if you've already received this then your extra special :)

So my award goes to some of the people that inspire me! I wish I could list them all here!

Deb - Itty Bitty Inkspots
Susan - Stamping Tink
Cheryl - Cottage Creations
Suzy - Papermonkey

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Great Places to Shop Online

I've been placing a lot of orders online lately and have found some great stores! I'm going to be adding these links to my side bar, but I wanted to talk about a few of the places I've found in more detail.

As you all know, I am crazy about Magnolia stamps. Within the last few months we've been able to buy them here in the states through online webstores instead of buying direct from Sweden.

You can visit Magnolia-Licious owned by Diana Crick (Scor-Pal inventor)

or you can visit Roses on Paper owned by Summer.

If you are looking for other stamping, scrapping and papercrafting supplies give these stores at look:

Susana's Custom Art and Card Design - wide variety of stamps including Rubber Romance, Lockhart stamps, Hot Off The Press, I Brake For Stamps, Serendipity and Susana's own line of stamps called Susana Loves Stamps. Stamping accessories, stickles, paper, Spica Atyou Glitter Pens by Copic, adhesives, embellishments.. loaded with great products!

A Page At A Time - stamps, paper, adhesive, embellishments, Cricut cartridges and more.

All That Scraps

Ellen Hutsen

I Heart Papers

I just got my new Nesties that I ordered from Ellen and can't wait to play with them this weekend! I finally purchased the new Nesties called Labels 1 and Labels 2.

Sorry I haven't had any cards to post this week. I promise to have something this weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #41

This is the first time I've participated in Taylor's Sketch Challenge. I really had fun making this card. It's going to be mailed to a very special person. She reads my blog but I'm not naming her so hopefully she'll be pleasantly surprised when she gets it.

I picked up this House Mouse stamp months ago and forgot I had it!! It's a pretty old stamp...but it still inks up nicely! I have a lot to learn about coloring these images. I'm happy with how the card turned out.

Here's the sketch...

This is my card:

Supplies Used:

Image: House Mouse
Paper: Stampin Up Purely Pomegranate and Wild Wasabi; stamped on PTI Stampers Select.
Designer paper is Basic Grey Urban Prairie.
Ink: Ranger Archival, Stazon and Handsome Hunter
Accessories: Rectangle Nestabilites, Ribbon, Baubles, Copic Markers, Fiskars Threading Water Punch, corner rounder.

Tomorrow I will be spending the day with my family. My Aunt and Uncle are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary! They are renewing their vows and then having a reception afterwards. I am looking forward to sharing this special day with them and my cousins and other family I don't get to see near enough. I hope you all have a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Blog Candy Alert!! Suzanne's Giveaway...

My friend Suzanne has some awesome blog candy up for grabs on her website!

Make sure you check it out!! I'm dying to get my hands on that Basic Grey paper pad!! Can't find it anywhere!

Go enter.. and good luck!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Frohliche Weihnachten!

If you aren't German or don't know what Frohliche Weihnachten means, it means Merry Christmas! My mother was born and raised in Germany and I have lots of family who live there. I made this card today and decided if I liked how it turned out I would make several more just like it to send to my family in Germany.

I used the new Janome Mini Sewing machine that I won from Lesa to stitch on the card. As you can see, I have lots to learn! LOL...

I colored Tilda with my copic markers. The DP is Basic Grey Two Scoops and my card base is Stampin' Up Always Artichoke. I matted the DP on Not Quite Navy and then matted the Tilda image on Wild Wasabi. The ribbon is from Michaels dollar spot!

I'm feeling a little better today, but still don't feel great. I'm going to take one more day off of work to take it easy and will go back on Thursday.

Thanks for stopping by today! Leave a comment if you can.. I'd love to know what you think of this card!

Don't Forget.....

To Vote today!!!

I'm not into posting my political views here on my blog... but I do encourage EVERYONE TO VOTE!!!

On another note, today I had a outpatient surgical procedure done so I haven't felt up to crafting today. I slept most of the day and am hoping tomorrow I will feel up to creating a few cards since I have the day off for recuperating.

I have been blurfing most of the evening and boy I've seen some beautiful creations tonight. There are lots of new releases coming out and one that I am really excited about is from My Favorite Things. Check out this sneak peek on Michelle's blog!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Election Day!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Great New Site! Check it out!

Have you heard about Paper Craft Planet? Susanna Boyd from CardoftheWeek created a new community for paper crafters! Lots of great tutorials, templates, photos, forums and awesome paper crafters over there! Make sure you check it out and if you decide to join, send me a friend request!! I'm RiverviewStamper there!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Holiday Recipe Swap

I signed up to do a Holiday Recipe Swap on my Magnolia-Licious Yahoo Group. This is the card I created.. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I can't wait to receive what the other participants created.

The card base is SU Purely Pomegranate cardstock cut to 6 x 6. I used patterned paper from a Christmas Paper Stack from DCWV. I cut out the snowflakes on Soft Sky and then added glitter. The small candle stamp on the recipe is from the new release from Saltbox Studio. The ribbon was purchased at Michaels.

Thanks for looking!!

My Stamping Area

Hope everyone had a great Halloween! Can you believe it's November??? OMG.. where has the year gone?

About two years ago, I had an actual craft room. When my son turned 18, he decided to move out and try living on his own. I turned his bedroom into my scrapbooking room. Well that was short lived, because dear son decided to move back home! UGH! I had to move all my stuff out and right now my crafting supplies are located in several places in my house..

I have a large desk that I used when I worked from home. Now that I've returned to the Corporate work force, I turned my old office space into my stamping-crafting area.

As you can see the space is small, but it suits me fine for now. Don't think I'm not counting the days down till my son finally vacates again! LOL

Here's a few more shots of my desk...

This is the basket I found at Joann's that I store my Copic Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and my glitter gel pens in. I love it! I actually got two at the same time and the other I use to store my Nestabilities and my Cuttlebug Folders in.

The next couple photos show different shots of my desk and one shows my new Janome Mini sewing machine I recently won on Lesa's blog.

I have a couple of cards to share with you tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!