Friday, January 13, 2017

I'm Bringing Birthdays Back

For 2017 I want to celebrate your birthday with a hand-stamped card from me! Text, Facebook and e-mail messages are nice but nothing beats an actual card in the mailbox. 

My stampers and crafters are the heart of my business and I would love the opportunity to send a birthday card to celebrate you! That's why I'm starting a new program - "I'm Bringing Birthdays Back".

Signing up is easy. Simply click the link below and add your information. Even if your birthday is in January, it's not too late.

Twenty three January birthday cards were sent far and wide - from Australia, to California to New York and everything in between!

As a homeschooling mother, I thought it would be fun for the kids and I to plot all the locations each month where the cards are going. 

Every month we'll be adding more locations as the cards are mailed out. Do you think we'll be able to get one birthday card in each of the 50 states by the end of the year? That's our goal!

I hope you'll be a part of the new "I'm Bringing Birthdays Back" program with me! I wonder where the next card will be sent?

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Love Boxes and Note Cards Class

This is one adorable set of boxes and note cards for someone special or as a decor item in your home. We will be making these boxes and note cards on Saturday, January 28th and if you live in the Dallas / Fort Worth area, I'd love for you to join me for this fun class! Get all the class details here. (All supplies are included and you'll leave with lots of extras to make more, if you choose.)

The little 3" X 3" note cards fit nicely into one of the boxes or you can simply give the little cards away to friends and family. This set makes an adorable home decor item, too. I was even thinking that if you left the letter off the box, you'll have 4 adorably decorated boxes to fill with treats or candies for Valentine's. The possibilities are endless!

We'll even use the Envelope Punch Board to make the little envelopes for the note cards.

Supplies Used:

I look forward to creating this set with you! RSVP and get all the details here.

Happy Stamping,

Most Recent 50/50 Board Winner

Another 50/50 Board was filled with 50 names and I held the drawing for a $50 shopping spree. The winner for this drawing is...........

#50 belongs to Dollene P. of Azle!

Congratulations Dollene! I'll be contacting you soon to get your order. 

A new 50/50 Board has begun and another drawing will be held when all 50 numbers have been filled.

Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Stampin' Up! Website and Online Ordering is Back!

Looks like the situation has been fixed and ordering can begin again! Woohoo!

Sale-a-Bration 2017 starts today!

Ready to order?
Click here and you can shop my Online Store and qualify for a FREE product during Sale-a-Bration.

Here are a couple of adorable samples using NEW products! 

Happy Stamping,

Stampin' Up! Systems Currently Unavailable

Well, today was the big day for 2 brand-new catalogs to go live: the Occasions Catalog and the Sale-a-Bration catalog. And, unfortunately, a transition that usually takes only a few hours has taken down the Stampin' Up! system. Yikes! 

No worries! Stampin' Up! is working diligently to correct this problem. And, as your demonstrator, I'm here to help if you were planning on placing an order today. Simply call me (682-233-0259)or email me ( with your order and I will submit it as soon as Stampin' Up! is back up and running.

I apologize for any inconvenience.  If you've ever had any issues with technology, then you'll understand how frustrating it can be when a transition you've done before was supposed to be smooth and easy but it turns into a much bigger issue. (That's usually the case when I update my phone. Nothing works like I want it to any more.)

Let me know if you have any questions. I'll keep you posted as I receive updates about the ordering situation. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Happy Stamping,

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

Have a very Merry Christmas! Enjoy this day with your family and friends!

I have a little gift for all of my blog readers. It's an instructional tutorial that uses a NEW stamp set called Balloon Adventures coming in the new Occasions Catalog (begins January 4th). Do you like Sneak Peeks? This one's just for you!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I look forward to stamping with you in 2017! (More sneak peeks to come!)

Happy Stamping,

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Another Great Year - December Paper Pumpkin Kit

Oh this adorable kit! I'm always impressed with Stampin' Up! when they create kits like this month's kit - Another Great Year. The kit creates an adorable 'year-in-review' type mini album or any other kind of album you'd like.

Just take a look at this fun kit!

Time goes so quickly and it's so important to capture those precious moments!

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly kit subscription and every month a surprise kit arrives to your mailbox! If you could use a 30-minute crafty escape, then Paper Pumpkin is for you! Get more details and subscribe here.

Happy Stamping,

Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas Bingo 2016

Christmas Bingo Stampin' Up! Style was the last event of 2016 and what a fun evening it was! We had an amazing dinner together, played 7 rounds of Bingo and gave away lots of stamping prizes!

Guests created three adorable projects - a little gift card holder, a a cute clear box with belly band and tag and a birthday gift card holder.

Aren't those the cutest little projects?

Deli and Delia were getting into the Christmas spirit with my crazy wreath!

What a fun group of Bingo players!

Our big winners of the evening! 

If you missed Christmas Bingo, be sure to join me in 2017 for more fun months of Bingo! All my events are posted on my online calendar. Make plans to come stamp with me in 2017! 

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Cowtown Crafters Christmas Party 2016

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year with friends and family. Our annual Cowtown Crafters Christmas is a highlight of the year and this year's party was no exception!

Everyone created a surprise project to be used in the Sneaky Santa gift exchange game. Keep on reading to see some of the amazing projects this crafty bunch created.

Betty the elf made her appearance, too!

Before the Sneaky Santa gift exchange, we played Unwrap the Prize game. Prizes were wrapped inside a plastic wrap ball and each person tried to unwrap it to win.

There were prizes hidden throughout the plastic wrap but in the very center was the grand prize - a Starbucks gift card with a number on the envelope. The number corresponded to Stampin' Up! bundles of products. You should have seen everyone trying to unwrap the goodies!

The Grand Prize Winners:

Are you ready to see those Sneaky Santa gifts? Hold onto your hat! This really is one creative group and I'm always amazed at the beautiful projects they create!

Marliyn created this adorable butterfly shadow box that Laurel is holding (and Janet is photo-bombing!). Did I mention we're a crazy fun group?

Sophia made this beautiful clothespin wreath.

Betty made this adorable desk set and she even poured resin to make the pen holder and the paper weight!

Sharon's tree shadow box was just stunning. 

I created the Hope, Faith, Love banner. Look closely - I used some new designer paper from the upcoming Occasions catalog (it will be released on January 4!). Do you see it?

Laurel created this beautiful tray frame - so sparkly and cute!

Deli not only stamped the fabric but she sewed this adorable organizer carrier!

Shadow boxes were a hit and Cindy's was so beautiful with the sparkly snow and glistening sleigh.

Michelle created the this sweet Jesus picture frame. So pretty!

Stephanie not only created a shadow box but she went above and beyone with the lights! I told you we have a crafty group, didn't I?

And, as if that weren't enough, we all made and received adorable little Stocking Stuffer treats. 

Cindy, Janet, Sharon and I each created one of the boxes below and when we passed out our treats, everyone had a complete set that spelled out L-O-V-E. Be watching for more information about a class coming soon so you can make your own LOVE box set, too!

Our annual Christmas party is just one of the many activities we do as a team! The Cowtown Crafters also have monthly meetings, crafting retreats throughout the year, our own exclusive Facebook group with tons of ideas and so much more! I'd love for you to join the fun with us! It's easy to get started with the purchase of a Starter Kit.

Happy Stamping and Merry Christmas!