Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A few cards to share with you

Hello my crafty friends!  I have a few cards to show you today.  I have been busy creating away with some of the new SUPER CUTE stamps I have gotten from Stampin UP in the past few weeks.

Isn't this little chick the cutest!

This card was made using two of the Sale-A-Bration FREE stamp sets Honeycomb Happiness and Perfect Pairings.  Who doesn't love free stuff!  I DO!   I did color this cutie with Copic markers, as I still am a Copic girl at heart.  I will try different techniques' but, I love my Copic's!

 This card was made using one of the Sale-A-Bration FREE stamps sets as well, Flowering Fields!
I colored this one with Copics, and used the Sale-A-Bration FREE paper for the background, Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper.

And for my final card today, I TOTALLY CASED this card from the Occasions Catalog!  I just loved it so much!  I used Birthday Blooms stamp set and the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper!  Sometimes you just have to CASE a card you LOVE!

If you are interested in any of the products, you can visit my Stampin Up page at the top of the page.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a GREAT DAY!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

*SOLD OUT* Sneak Peak of upcoming crafting class To Go

The Crafting class to go has sold out.  Thank you !  I will be offering another class next month.

Are you ready for a sneak peak of the upcoming "Crafting Class To Go" I will be offering using Stampin Up products.

The class will include the following products:
Balloon Celebration photopolymer stamps
Balloon Bouquet Punch
Mint Macaron Ink
Crushed Curry Ink (the one shown in picture is not the correct size, I am waiting for my order to arrive with the full sized one)

And I will include all the materials and instructions needed to make the 4 projects sneaked peaked above for FREE. All you need to provide is black ink and some form of adhesive.
The projects are a card and envelope, treat bag, tag and treat holder and the treat tube that fits into the holder.  All the things you need for your next fun birthday party!

The cost of this super fun "Crafting Class to Go" is $54.00 plus shipping

Also, during the Sale-A-Bration sale (ends March 31, 2016) you will also receive a FREE item when you spend $50.00, which once you have reserved your spot in the class you already qualify!  So be sure to let me know what you would like to receive FREE!!  To check out what is available, you can visit

I am expecting the class to fill up FAST, so make sure you get your seat reserved.  You will need to send me an email to request your spot in the class.  I will send you a PayPal invoice once I have received your request.

I am so super excited to be starting these classes!  I love to create fun projects and I want to share them with you!

If you would like to add anything additional to your order, please let me know in your seat reservation request.

You can send your reservation for your spot in the "Crafting Class To Go" to

Happy Crafting my friends!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Birthday Blooms Card

What a fun card I made this week using the new Birthday Blooms stamp set from the Occasions catalog from Stampin Up.

I wanted to try a technique that I saw recently, I have changed it up a bit, but LOVE how it turned out! 
I embossed the beautiful rose image with gold embossing powder and used a blender pen and ink to start coloring the rose.  The ink colors used are  Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo and Celery Green. To create the background I used Pool Party ink and a sponge to apply the ink staying clear of the rose image.  If I were to do this again, I think I would create a mask for the rose, this would have made it easier to color the background.  Oh well, I love how it turned out!

If you are interested in this stamp set this is a great time to purchase from Stampin UP.  It is the Sale A Bration time and for every 50 dollars you spend you receive a FREE product!  Such a deal!

If you would like to see what Stampin UP has to offer, please check out my site:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

My first Stampin UP card!

Hi my crafty friends!  I have been busy trying to learn how to use blogger again!  Seems it has changed a bit since the last time I was blogging...but I am learning slowly.

I have a cute card for you today, this is my first Stampin UP card!  I love how it turned out!  I am using the "Botanicals for You" stamp set that is FREE during  SALE A BRATION at Stampin UP!

If you would like to earn a FREE stamp set too, please check out my website for the details.

I am busy working on my FIRST "On Line" Class and still waiting for some items to arrive in the is going to be a really FUN class!  Just in time to help you start celebrating birthdays this year!  As soon as I have the projects ready, I will post what comes in the kit.  I am so excited to be bringing you these kits!  I think you are going to LOVE them!

Thanks for dropping by today!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Crafting again!

Hello all my crafty friends!

I have taken a really LONG break from my blog, but I have still been crafting a bit during my absence.  I have been focusing on family the last few years, made some big changes in my life and am now finally ready to start blogging again.  I have missed my community of fellow crafters.

I am also starting a new adventure as a Stampin Up demonstrator.  I am so excited about this, I can't wait to start sharing projects and ideas with you.  Stampin up has so many fun stamps, punches, paper, dies, and much more.  I have been impressed with the quality of their products and how well everything coordinates together.

I will be back to share my first project...and if any of you are interested in checking out the Stampin Up catalog, you can go to and check it out.

I am so looking forward to this next adventure!


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Papertrey Ink Stamping weekend! have you all been? It has be super hot here in St. this weekend I decided to stay in a participate in the Papertrey Ink Stamp A Fare! Boy did I have a good time, this was my first virtual stamp camp! I learned so much and thought I would share some of my projects with you.....
First up is the 1st project for the day!
Didn't this turn out great! Nichol demonstrated how to create your own background paper using the exclusive stamp set for this day.
Next up....was the Mini Album challenge....for my mini album I made an album that I will put my grandchildren's school pictures for this year in when they return to school this fall!
Didn't it turn out so cute! I just love those crayon stamps!!!! Those are from a stamp company that I recently found called Stamp for Life! They have some really cute stamps.....
On to the next challenge.....
This is the card I made for the ribbon of Nichol's design team members demonstrated how to gather ribbon behind a felt circle to create a really cute flower!
The next challenge was a "limited supply challenge"
Nichol gave us a list of supplies that could be used to make our project....
Next project.....a stationary set! Wow! this one was really cool.....the stationary holder is made from a paper bag! Genius is all I can say!
and here are the cards that go inside...again a really fun technique!
and for my final project for this post....we were challenged to make our own embellishments...
There are some more projects that I want to complete...I just ran out of time....I can't wait until next year's camp!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Baby Card

Hi my crafting friends! My niece is coming in town this weekend with her new little girl! I can't wait to see her! So, of course, I had to make a card! What kind of crafting aunt would I be if I didn't! I am using a stamp that I have had for a very long time...I'm not sure the company is still around..but they did have the cutest stamps!
I also used a really fun element on this card, the little baby image is held in place with a "wobbly" I think that is what they are's basically a little spring. So when the card comes out of the envelope it wiggles around...very cute!
Thanks for stopping by today, have a great week!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Finally a new card!

Hi all my crafty friends!!! Well, I have been gone for such LONG time! I have had some medical issues and work related issues...but I should be back now! I have missed creating and I have missed all your sweet comments!
Yesterday, I attended the CKC convention in Collinsville, IL and discovered a new stamp least to me! "The Stamps of Life".....these are just some of the cutest stamps I have seen in a while! Take a look at this is stamped using the set called "birthday4cookie".....I just fell in love with this little doggie! He is so stinkin cute.....I just had to have him. I thought he would make a perfect birthday card for my sweet little granddaughter Brooklyn who will be turning 5 next month.
The card base is the new "flip" card from Sizziz. This is the square card...there are several to choose from, but I thought this one to be the most versatile.
So this is the front of the card, and watch this.....
When you pull the card open....the square "flips" to the other side.....This is such a fun card!!!!
Well, I am off to work on Wedding invitations for my daughter, she will be getting married in August....
Thank you all for sticking with me...and let's start having some crafting fun again!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Thank you card

Hi everyone! sorry I have been MIA for a job just seems to take over my life at times!
I did need to make a Thank You card, so I thought you all might enjoy seeing the it also.
I also needed to make my Grandson a 9th birthday card! So I thought I would share that one also.....
I colored both cards with Copic markers, the birthday card is stamped using some Bo bunny stamps I had in bag that I purchased a loooong time ago and when I went to clean up my craft room I found them! They are really cute....
Well, I hope you enjoyed the cards today, and hopefully I will be back sooner this time!
Hugs to you all and have a wonderful day!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Back from CHA!!!

Hi all my crafty friends!!!! Well, it has been quite a week! I flew out to CHA on Saturday and just got back home tonight!
I had a GREAT time! I just loving going to's always so fun and I get to see all my Crafting Celebrities!!!!
Here are just a few pictures....
Me....Megan...and Britten!~
Me with Jennifer McQuire..I just love her simple style!
Me with Hedi Swapp...I love her products, and I love to watch her on My Craft Channel!
Me and Kristen Warner...I Love her style!
Me and Anna! I have just loved her products for a long time! It was a thrill to meet her....
Me and Angelica! Her first time at CHA with her wonderful stamp line Market Street Stamps!
Me with Ali Edwards.....Ali has taught me so much about Photoshop Elements!
And who would have guessed that Tori Spelling would have been at CHA!
Look at this! Just happen to run across this booth.....isn't this interesting!
this is Megan at the Glue Arts booth doing a make n take!
Well, I am now off to craft! Look for some exciting changes to Above Rubies Studios in the coming months!
Thanks for stopping by!