Sunday, December 28, 2008

Love You Much Bundle

This is an exciting new promotion by Stampin' Up! called the Love You Much Bundle. From now until the end of January, this bundle is on sale for a 20% discount! It has a beautiful assortment of Designer Series Paper. This paper is double sided and uses SU!'s exclusive colors. The stamp set is pictured below and has a coordinating punch to go with it. All three things, the DSPaper, Stamp Set and Punch are packaged together for this special price. Be sure to see my website for more details. It's

Serene Spring

These lovely samples were made by my dear friend, Karen Pamer. She just adores that Juntos DSP from the Spanish Catalog and couldn't wait to color this cute little bunny! She always inspires me with her creative genius:)

Season of Friendship

This was a really fun card to make! I love how much it sparkles! My daughter, Jenny, enjoyed making it with me. She loves to change things a little so hers was a bit different.

December Stamp-A-Stack

These cards were from a special event that we made some really super Christmas Cards. I am a genuine CASEr with no real idea who the original artists are. The ladies seemed to like them and had alot of fun together:)

What a Month!

The holiday season usually puts me on an interesting schedule more resembling what it looks like to put something in the blender on Frappe`! This one was definitely no different:)
This card was inspired by someone's blog (can't remember which one- sorry:) using the Winter Post stamp set, available in the Holiday Mini Catalog. I just love the images in this set and do not cease to find great things to do with it! I sure hope it makes it to the big catalog for next year!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Eve

Hi Friends!

I'm so excited about celebrating Thanksgiving Holiday with my huge family. We have to use a room at Nana's church to hold all of us! There will be 23 of us altogether! We so seldom get to visit that I'm sure the funny stories will not be in short supply.

On Monday we held a Thanksgiving Dinner for all those who come to Cafe` 4111. We had about 30 people there and it was awesome. There were several teens there and some volunteers and their families.

It was such a great time to spend together :) It was evident that the volunteers and the Walkley's have touched so many lives and hearts through this ministry!

Today, I spent an hour with some friend at Ability @ Work. It is a division of Hattie Larlham that helps in the rehabilitation of adults that have suffered a brain injury or trauma. Stamping and papercrafting seems to be so enjoyed by everyone and they are always fascinated by the cool things they can make. We used the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine to make a variety of things to use to embellish for the upcoming craft fair they will be holding on December 4th from 12 noon to 6:30Pm. Come on down if you have some time. I will be having some quick and fun make and takes at my table. Karen is crafting some of her gorgeous card designs to sell. This will be raising funds for this great program!

They had me make some cards to teach the clients that attend this program. They chose the Winter Retreat Simply Scrappin' Kit to play with. These are the ones I came up with.

Well, I know this entry is long, but I wanted to let everyone know about the great special that SU! is running for this one week only. I've never seen a sale from them this awesome! Take a look at the discounted bundles and see for yourself!! They can be found on my SU! website: .






Happy Thanksgiving to All!


Sunday, November 9, 2008

Girlfriend's of Grace Stampin' Night

We had a really small group this month, coming off the heels of Judgement House. Those who were able to come seemed to have a great time together!

We focused on our Thanksgiving table place settings this month. Our first make and take was this adorable, little favor box.

The next goodie was a place card made from In Everything Give Thanks stamp set and Holidays and Wishes stamp set. We used the leaves from Autumn Harvest stamp set and this cute little turkey is all punches!

I so treasure this time to connect with the ladies that come to this monthly event! They are so fun!

Next month, our class will be on December 12 and it is PMS Night! (Pizza, Music, and Stampin') Bring $5.00 for pizza, and be there at 5:00 PM. We have several fun things available for a dollar or two that you can make ands give to for gifts to family and friends. It's called our "Christmas Giftables Boutique" You can make hand-stamped candles, covered notebooks, stationary sets and so on. I hope you will join us:)



Thursday, November 6, 2008

Last Day of Indian Summer

What a sweet treat it is to have sunshine and warm temperatures this late in the beautiful fall season! Here in Ohio we are still experiencing the height of the vibrant colors of the leaves changing before they fall and I have to say, in bright sunshine, they are glorious! I really love the earthy, rich colors that are just about everywhere right now:)


Look what one of my dear stamping friends, Karen, sent me in the mail! Isn't it the most darling card?! I just love the warm, friendly grins on these pumpkins! Thank you, Karen!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Lee's Back in Blogland

Hi Everybody!!

I know it has been ages since I was able to blog! My digital camera became totally unoperable and my life was travelling at too high a speed to keep up. But I am soooooooo excited to be back! I thought I would begin with some recent projects from our Hostess Club nights! I have such a great group of ladies to stamp with!! It is such a pleasure finding fun, interesting projects to do for this class!

One project showcased how easy our Simply Sent Card Elements kits are to use. They come with all the cardstock, designer paper and adhesive die-cuts to embellish your cards. Classy, yet simple enough for a beginner to use. Makes an excellant gift for a friend you'd like to entice to become a stamping buddy!

The ladies I stamp with enjoy variety, so, I try to add a bit of a challenge with a technique card as well. The October technique was Masking. I love to create and develope interesting scene's using this technique and this particular card caught my eye.

I used to ice skate all year round as a teenager. I skated every open session I could at Winterhurst Indoor Rink in Lakewood, Ohio. This scene really took me back and made me fall in love with this stamp set - Winter Post (from the Holiday Mini Catalog.) Lovely as a Tree is an especially favorite set of mine that I seem to find new uses for year after year! The greeting comes from a great Level 1 Hostess Set called Best Yet. This one seems to be my hostess club girls favorite!

The Big Shot by Sizzex is fast becoming my new favorite tool from Stampin' Up! I am so thrilled to have something this useful and fun to show my customers! This card demonstrates the Top Note Die. I will definitely be showing you more goodies made with this puppy!!

Our final projet was this little treat container. It is the shape of a sour cream container and we filled ours with M&M's. We used the Level 1 Hostess Print Pack, which requires no cutting or trimming. We needed a 6x6" piece and used our Sticky Strip and Crimper to make this super fast 3-D item. These make great party favors and stocking stuffers! Nice WOW factor too!
Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you enjoyed the projects! See you again soon!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

WooHoo! for Hodgepodge! All 3 Styles 25% off!!!

This great special ends July 31st! Don't miss the huge savings for this fabulous set! No other purchase is required. These items will not be available in the Fall/Winter Catalog.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Finally Back to Blogging!

When the computer starts to malfunction, all sorts of things hit the blender! My tower began shutting off on its own two months ago. Now, after 7 weeks of gimping along with an old substitute, it's time to blog for real! Since I have a little catching up to do, I'll start with some things done in April . This is actually my bulletin board that I made for the Lake Anna YMCA Classes. They really have a nice new facility and have so enjoyed introducing these fun classes to the members there. The staff is just awesome!

Monday, March 31, 2008

Did I tell you I have 2 DITs (Demonstrators In Training)?

This one, Clint made patterning it after a storebought card he received :) What talent he has for copying!! Jenny loves to create her own designs and experiment with color and layout.

These two have made some beautiful creations this week!

Tart & Tangy Class

This set is just adorable! Those who attend this class April 25th will get the Tart and Tangy stamp set with the class :) The Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper is such a perfect combination. Makes a yummy treat to give or keep. Our class includes the 6 full sized cards and hinged box to keep them in. See my website for complete details. Call or email for registration form by April 11th.

Carousel Notes Purse

This class promises to be tons of fun! We'll be making these cute purse mini scrap books that make a perfect gift for Mother's Day or birthday or any special occasion! Register early for this one:) It's filling up fast!! See my website for more details. Call or email for a registration form.

Upcoming Stamp-A-Stack

I thought it would be fun to post the projects we will be making at this Friday's event:) There are still openings available if you are interested. The deadline to register is April 2nd or until full (whichever happens first).


It seems that the Lord has been encouraging me lately to go a new direction with my stamping. As I have explored some of the examples of FaithBooking, I am beginning to see a need to recognize the way that we grow and change throughout our years of walking with God. Some of these changes happen so slowly that we hardly notice them. But, if we reflect over larger periods of time, we can recognize attitudes and behaviors that we have shed or changed. The promise of becoming that "new creation" is a steadfast commitment of God to make us more like Him each day. I am working on determining a format to record the little things that change us in a big way so that we can be encouraged with the evidence of His work in our lives and leave a trail for our children to follow. I'd like to debut this class at our April Girlfriends of Grace PMS (Pajamas, Munchies, and Stampin' or Scrappin') on Friday, April 11th. All are welcome to this event and there is no cost required. You can bring your own projects to work on and get to know all the sweet Girlfriends you never knew you had!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Today was the second meeting of my new team "Hand Stamped Hearts". What a great time we seem to have when we get together! My team members: Heidi, Stephanie, Karen, and Chris began the meeting by making those cute little Post-It Note keychains! After a few nuts and bolts were taken care of, we got to have some playtime with Heidi's Watercolor Crayons. I have never used them before and was just thrilled to have her expertise on the creative project she prepared for us! We all learned something new and she inspired our love for watercoloring.
*Fast and Fun Notes ** So Many Scallops
Itty Bitty Backgrounds Background Basics
Retired Petals and Paisley DSP Best Friends Lower Alphabet
Regal Rose C/S and Ink
Watercolor Wonder Crayons