Friday, December 24, 2010


★Merry★* 。 • ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛ •
•。★Christmas★ 。* 。
° 。 ° ˛˚˛ * _Π_____*。*˚
˚ ˛ •˛•˚ */______/~\。˚ ˚ ˛
˚ ˛ •˛• ˚ | 田田 |門| ˚

Have a wonderful and Merry Christmas!!!

Hugs, Cindy

PS: I stole this cool typed house from my
blog friend Lesley in the UK....her blog is

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Hi Stampers,

I'm glad that somebody is thinking ahead.....and that somebody is Stampin' Up!
It's hard for me to think about Valentine's Day when Christmas isn't even here yet.....but hey, February will be here before ya know it!!

Speaking of Valentine's....Stampin' Up! is offering a "FILLED WITH LOVE BUNDLE"
From December 17 - January 24 you can get a FREE package of Bitty Buttons--a $.495 value--when you purchase an exclusive Filled With Love are the details.....


Wood-Mount Item Wood-Mount Price Clear-Mount Item Clear-Mount Price

Filled with Love Bundle
Contains the Filled with Love Set* and Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack

124380 $32.90 124381 $26.90

Lleno de Amor Bundle
Contains the Lleno de Amor Set* and Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack

124382 $32.90 124383 $26.90

Plein d'amour Bundle
Contains the Plein d'amour Set* and Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack

124384 $32.90 124385 $26.90

Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack (non-bundled)
12 sheets total: three 12" x 12" sheets of two double-sided designs in Real Red and Pretty in Pink

124156 $9.95 --- ---

*Featured on p. 43 of the 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog

After you have filled yourself with Christmas candy.....get FILLED WITH LOVE!
So, while you're sitting on the couch in your sweatpants after Christmas dinner, or even New Year's, you can be getting some Valentine's cards stamped and ready for the loved ones who are sitting next to you in their sweatpants! ;-)

As an update.....our room addition is ALMOST finished!! The electrician is here today hooking up all the lights, installing a ceiling fan, and all doing all the electrical finishing touches. The other day the bathroom floor tile was laid, now it just needs grouting. The next step is the kitchen cabinets and then the main room flooring....whew!
Can't wait for it to be DONE!!!

Well, that's it for me today.....

Until next time, find some

time for stamping!!


Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Hi Stampers,

I'm back today with an easel card that we made at Stamp Club on Monday. Jamie, a very talented stamper in my club, graciously taught how to make the card.....and then also gave us a lesson in watercoloring!! It was quite a treat!!

I should have taken a picture of Jamie's sample.....because it was WAY BETTER than the one I made, which is pictured here.
We stamped the Christmas Rose image on watercolor paper with StazOn ink and then watercolored it....we cut it out using some Nestabilities that she had brought and mounted it on some retired Handsome Hunter cardstock that I had and then used the scallop corner punch to add that "just right" touch.

This is an easel we put a piece of Handsome Hunter on the inside, along with a sentiment and there's the finished product.....
It turned out really nice!!! The "real life" cards are always so much better than what my camera is capable of portraying....but, gotta work with what I have!

This is the last day of school for the kids before Christmas, with that said.....I may or may not be back before Christmas.

If I'm not....have a


Until next time,

find some time for stamping!!


Monday, December 13, 2010


Hi Stampers!

Today I'm back with the other project that I worked on while my friend Michelle made her 6x6 Christmas albums last Friday. They are gift card holders for my nieces and nephews....I can't tell you exactly what's in them just in case they chance a peek at my blog.

I started with a 6x12 piece of cardstock.......they are over-sized gift card holders for a reason....but I can't tell you the reason until AFTER Christmas.
Anyways.....I scored one end at 2" and the other end at 5".
The 2" score mark was to make a pocket on the the holders are 6x5 when folded. Sorry this photo is bit blurry....I was probably in a hurry and didn't wait for my camera to focus ;-)
I made 2 different kinds.....and I just used some old Christmas paper that I had which worked out great.
I tied some bright red Christmas ribbon around the entire holder to keep it closed.
They were so EASY and fun to make.

Well, it's past my I better scoot off to bed.

Until next time, find some

time for stamping!!


Friday, December 10, 2010


Hey Stampers,

Today I spent a good portion of the day in my stamp room....stamping!!! I had a friend over so she could make a couple of Christmas 6x6 albums.....and while she was busy putting her albums together I busied myself working on making my swaps for my upcoming monthly Stamp club on Monday. I also made my neice's and nephews gift card holders too.....but I will show you those in another post.

I saw a card similar to this one on a blog or a stamper's website....but I can't remember where!!! So, I apologize that I can't give credit for this card's basic design.....but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the simplicity of this card and how good it turned out. I just used Whisper White and Marina Mist.
Then I got thinking.....other non-traditional colors might look good here those cards are too.
The colors used here are Pacific Point, Soft Suede, Basic Black, and Always Artichoke. The Soft Suede one is the best of these....but I think they all turned out good. Let me know which one you like best!

I'll be back soon with the gift card holders!

Until next time, find some

time for stamping!!


Sunday, December 5, 2010


Hi Stampers,

Today was a BUSY but a very DELIGHTFUL day.

Today was my daughter Madison's 13th birthday!!!

Her celebrations have actually been going on for days now....Friday she had a friend over from school. Saturday we picked up her very best friend Hannah. She and Madison spent the day together doing "girl stuff" and then they cooked us dinner (Orange chicken and chow mein), they even baked the birthday cake. Hannah spent the night, went to church with us, then after church, she had some church friends out to lunch with us.....then the girls went shopping for a few hours. She said it was her best birthday yet.....although I think she says that almost every year :-)

Here is how my "mind's eye" stills sees her......about 9......soooo CUTE!!!
And here is what she really looks very BEAUTIFUL!!!
Well....I'm bushed! I'll be back soon with some stamping stuff.

Until next time, find some

time for stamping!!


Friday, December 3, 2010


Hi Stampers!

I'm back! And today I am going to share with you the project that we're going to be doing on Monday at my Christmas Tags Class. We are going to use the Jolly Bingo Bits set and make one tag per a total of 24 tags!!!! I made them pretty simple so that we could get them all made in a reasonable amount of time. Then I bought a bunch of those tins from the Stampin' Up! Clearance is PERFECT for storing the tags until they are put to use on Christmas presents!

Here's the tin.....
Here are pictures of the tags.....I think I pretty much got them all in the pictures
It's not too late to sign up....just let me know by Sunday so that I can have your supplies all cut and ready for you.
Cost for the class is only $10 with a $10 SU order (before shipping & tax).

If you live out of town and are interested in purchasing a kit for this tin and tags set.....I am selling them for $20, with FREE shipping (US only). For the kit, I will cut and punch what you will have to supply the stamping.

Well, that's it for me today.....have a GREAT day!!!

Until next time, find some

time for stamping!!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Hi Stampers!

It's me.....and it hasn't been a month since my last post!!! (ha ha) My day today was CRAZY, so this is going to be short and sweet.

I wanted to share with you the other card that we made at last month's Stamp is another Clean and Simple one. I am IN LOVE with the stamp set Contempo Christmas!!! It is a great little set!!
I jazzed up the ornament with rhinestones....I'm normally not very "blingy", but I really like how this turned out.

Well, that's it for me today......I'll be back SOON!!!!

Until next time, find some

time for stamping!!



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