Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Last Day...

It's the last day for our August Collection! If you want some great stamps and products from this collection, you better hurry!
So many fun things to make using these Halloween sets and dies.

Here are just a few...
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Monday, August 29, 2016

Big 3-0!

My niece turns 30 today! I made this card in Iowa at taylored expressions. However I added the number 30 to this card because I thought my niece's 2 little girls would love the smiley faces on the candle and cake. Happy birthday Katie!!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Don't lose your head


A great card from the August collection....don't miss out just a few more days!

Saturday, August 27, 2016


My sister-in-law, Melissa had a stamp like this from Impress...only hers was Hello from Iowa and her friend Doreen had one that was Hello from Dublin. 

I needed one Hello from Ohio!

I love this fun to stamp on the back of the envelope to someone who lives in another state...and I have plenty of family and friends who do!
Labels are from Martha Stewart

Friday, August 26, 2016

Happy Birthday

My sister taught me how to make this folded dimensional card. It was so easy and so fun. Karen loved her birthday card! The cupcake stamp is from Amuse Studio and the paper and Happy birthday die is from Taylored Expression.

I decided on my card size...added an extra inch and cut the cardstock. Then I folded the cardstock in half and then folded back the one side. I cut off the edge an inch and had the matching inside fold piece. Cut my pattern paper to fit, added my die cut, cupcake, and sentiment. So easy!

A few sequins from amuse studio to add sprinkles to the cupcake. I love this card!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Loads of wishes

Our house is like a Hallmark store in the month of August. We celebrate our anniversary....

Joe's birthday....

and my birthday....
So much fun to get mail in the month of August...especially all the beautiful handmade cards from friends and family. What a wonderful showering of love!
Thank you all for thinking of us on our anniversary and birthdays. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Washi card

What a beautiful and simple card to make using washi tape.
All you do is alternate washi tape all down your layer and then just tuck the ends around the back or cut them off. Add a simple tag and sentiment...layer if you like and you have a beautiful card in no time at all. My the colors!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Coffin box

This is the new coffin die cut from amuse studio. It is in the August Collection and is a great die to have. It is so easy to put together and all the extra little dies you see on the box are included...the bats, skull, stars, and the number 31!

Fill it with treats and you have the perfect party favor. But hurry it is only available in August.
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Monday, August 22, 2016

Stamp Club Celebration

Our Stamp Club met yesterday for our monthly Collection workshop. We had a Halloween theme since the August Collection from Amuse Studio is all about Halloween! I love my web table cloth... that I have no idea where I found it many asked but I could not remember. It was perfect! I have a piece of clear vinyl to go over the top so it makes for easy cleaning after a day of stamping.

I made some cute treat bags with our creep it real witch legs.
Inside were treats of our August Collection sequins and some crepe paper.

I always stamp on the craft mat to go with the theme of the party.

Centerpiece for the table...notice the new coffin die box from amuse studio? It is awesome! Easy to assemble and fill with treats!
I got the witch at Tuesday Morning.

Our projects for the day...a big thank you goes out to Sylvia for her washi tape card we made at card class. I loved it so much I wanted our stamp club to do it. Another thanks for Kristine and Melissa...Kristine made the cupcake card for our Nat Con swap and I just missed out when she ran out and bless Melissa for making one for my birthday so I could have the sample card. As you can see I loved it so much I used it in the workshop. Lastly the witch card was designed by this card that I have made a lot of these...especially for the swap at Stampaway this year.

We were also surprising Regina, who was on a 2 year absence from Stamp Club because she was getting her Masters in Business...but she is back and we congratulate her on her graduation and getting her degree! Way to go Regina...and welcome back...we have missed you!
Take note of the cute Hershey nugget cake my sister made.

Always food at our get togethers. Thank you to Casey who smoked the pork shoulder and Colleen for our sides. Shari made delicious cheesecake and I had the chocolate chip cookies ready.

Working hard on our projects...always a great time.
Thanks girls for a great afternoon and Shari for being our Hostess this month...until next month...enjoy!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

puppy love

Emily has waited a long time to own her own doggie and yesterday her wish came true. She is a proud momma of Cooper a Tibetan Spaniel mix. He is a cutie!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Let there be cake!

"A party without cake is just a meeting" 
Juila Child

Yesterday was my birthday and my boss made me this beautiful cake. I love the ombre look to the floral icing. It was quite yummy! Thank you Monica!

Then my sister made me this adorable cake using Hershey favorite color is pretty! Thank you Shari!

Way to pretty to eat...

So very talented!!

Friday, August 19, 2016

happy birthday

A cute birthday card we made at Sylvia's card class...and since today is my birthday I thought I would post this one in the color combo of grey and yellow!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

It's Magic!

This is a GREAT card! I love the witch legs from Creep It Real stamp set in the August Collection at Amuse Studio. We paired it with a witch hat that Sylvia found in the Northwoods booth at Stampaway. The new sequins are in the August Collection.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


I love this card! We used a new die she bought from Simon Says at Stampaway that cut the word thanks and the scallop at the same time. I love the cardstock at the top and of course the stamp set from amuse studio's July Collection...not available but you can use just about any stamp.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Card class

I had a great time at Sylvia's card class yesterday. She used so many new things from amuse studio along with items she bought at Stampaway a few weeks ago. Great projects Sylvia!
You will see them up close in the next few days.

Monday, August 15, 2016


I needed to make more sympathy cards and I just got my order from impress so I wanted to make more of these beautiful cards. The Peony stamp is from it!
The die cut prayers is from Hero Arts...the die and words all come in one set. It is awesome! I die cut the word prayers from adhesive cardstock and it makes it even easier to adhere.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

the birthday boy!

Came across this photo from a few years ago...we went to Chicago for a Reds game...Joe was waving his "we're number one" foam finger. 
He's number  "1" in our book!
Happy birthday Joe!

Saturday, August 13, 2016


I forgot to post all the beautiful handmade anniversary cards we received in the mail last week for our anniversary. Each and everyone was beautiful...thank you!

Friday, August 12, 2016


Another card from creep it real. You can't tell but I used clear wink of stella on the web and spider to give it some sparkle. August Collection is scary good! Order today at my webstore

Thursday, August 11, 2016

creep it real

If you can't tell by now that I love the creep it real set in the August Collection, well then you better look again at all my past posts...I just love these witch legs!

I used the picture frame die and stamped the web around it and added the spider...then I embossed the sentiment and you can't tell by the picture but it looks real glossy.
Add a few sequins to her shoes and oh so cute!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

from my...

Is this just not the most creepy card you've ever seen? 
Creepy Cupboard is from the August Collection and the mason jars is from our stamp and die catalog. Two great stamp sets! The girls at amuse studio know how to put the stamp sets together!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

another fun card

Another fun card using the creep it real set from the August Collection. 
I just love these witch legs. The girls at Amuse Studio Rock!!

Monday, August 8, 2016


I needed some sympathy cards and this is a quick and beautiful card to make. I bought the wheat stamp from Our Daily Bread at Stampaway and the sentiments were from Hero Arts. The set includes the die cut word "prayer" 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Fun day with the girls!

Had so much fun with these lovely ladies at Stampaway yesterday!
We were "first" in line...can you believe it!! 

My sister's first time at Stampaway! She will be coming back next year!

Look at that crowd!

Look at some  of the fun things we saw....and bought!

 Can't wait til next year!