a tag a day til christmas

tag #5 (85 tags til christmas)

this picture doesn't show the beautiful background. i used the large background stamp from the season of joy set, inked with versamark. its a simple and unique addition for any package or card.


too straight technique

so i have to admit i am ocd when it comes to stamping...ok, in a lot of things...but getting objects lined up perfectly is pretty important. when stamping words or names do you opt for punching the letters out or staggering them so you don't have to line them up? yep, that's me too!

so when mom calls and wants a word...all in one line...i was fine until i sat down and picked up the first alpha block. hmm...there has to be a quick way to do this... i got out my grid board and a clear plastic FLAT ruler. its important its flat...that's why i capatilized it.

i put my ruler two squares up from the bottom of my paper (i noted that because i had to place my "i" then move the ruler so it would completely stamp..just the "i"...it must be needy. then i knew where to put my ruler for the next one). make sure you load your stamp evenly with ink and wipe off any excess you get on the sides. line the bottom of the rubber up with the edge of the ruler. not the edge of the wood because each stamp may be in a different place. then press. if your ruler is too thick it won't let the image stamp completely so practice first...mine's pretty thick and it was ok. load the next stamp..ok now this takes some concentration...watch the spacing inbetween each letter and make sure not to squish or spread them. the ruler markings help here.

suggestions: stamp each letter you will be using on a scrap piece first to see if your letters are straight on the blocks...my "u" is a little crooked on the block so i have to compensate. i could straighten it but i haven't.
note: the stampa-ma-jig would also work for this...but i don't have one...yes, its on the list

a tag a day til christmas

tag #4 (86 tags til christmas)

i hope you had a great weekend. with less than a week til our exciting "world card making day" i have been busy making lots of goodies for our guests. i hope you plan on coming. we will be making 10 really fun cards and decorating an organizer to keep them in. there will be lots of ideas, plus get a sneak peek at upcoming classes. its worth coming just for the door prizes!

hope to see you there!


a tag a day til christmas

tag #3

thanks for stopping by to see the daily tag. all tags can be found here. check back tomorrow for day 4. hope you had a great weekend.

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a tag a day til christmas

tag #2

i have had so much fun using my new punches! i also have a lot of really cute sets that are perfect for gifts tags, especially christmas. this weeks fab friday project is a quick & easy one. i realized there is a little less than 3 months left til christmas and that i probably have enough stuff to make a different tag everyday...so that's what i am going to do! check back each day for a new christmas tag. package 2 weeks at a time, place in a cello bag with a cute topper and what a fun gift! while you have the stuff out why not make a couple of each one? its always nice to have them on hand.

you will find instructions for all the tags here. let the countdown begin!


more tags

more tags using the scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches and "deer friends" hostess set. i did half the tags in bold brights colors and halve in rich regals.


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have a too fabulous week!

12 tags in 12 minutes

i love my new punches! i made 12 tags in 12 minutes...yes i DID time myself. they make a cute gift in the little adorable tin. to get them done quickly i have some tips. next i am going to make christmas tags using my too cute deer friends hostess set.

stamps: think happy thoughts (109236) pg 115
ink: green gable ( 102122), only orange (102696), real red (103133), pixie pink (101212), lovely lilac (102874)
paper: bold brights (105548), whisper white (100730)

world card making day

more samples for our world card making day event on oct. 4


its here!

aren't these wonderful?! my son thinks they make great race cars too. i can't wait to use them.

i'm waiting...i'm waiting

i have been checking the stampin' up! site all night and ups says my 3 orders will be here today!! i can hardly wait and will be impatiently running to the window everytime i hear a big truck. lately i am addicted to the punches and have lots coming...must be in my genes. one of the things i am most excited about is the word window punch because of an ingenious gift card by sweet impressions.
plus new sets from the holiday mini are coming and THE CROP-O-DILE! (imagine fanfare music playing). so watch for fun samples because i am sure i will be glued to my too creative station all weekend. ...plus today is fabulous friday which means a great new project will be posting soon.
have a "too amazing" weekend!
p.s. have you checked the gift card idea out yet? you will HAVE to have that punch too!


here's a picture of my sizzix-aholic mom's closet...she said it everything but the alphabets and dolls because they wouldn't fit. i am always surprised that she knows exactly what she has. its great because she can (and will) cut me anything i want. i love it!

world card making day

Oct. 4, 2008
stay as little or long as you want
Brigham City, Ut
$15.00 a person

come celebrate world card making day with us! we will be making 10 cards with interchangable features for several occasions and a great card organizer. send me an email for more info.

just one of the many cute sets we will be using


Priceless notes

this priceless lil' purse, using stampin' up! sets priceless and warm words, would be a fun project for you and your friends to make. what are you waiting for? let's plan a party today!



have you ever been to one of those sales where they give you a brown bag and everything in it is like $10? do you think they make one of those bags big enough for all this great yarn wal mart just got in? not only is it triple stacked on the end cap but look at the picture....around the corner it is piled high up above all the other yarn.

nope...have no idea what i would do with all of it but wouldn't it be fun to have?!

dang dog

so i have these three dogs...this really does have something to do with stamping...and they are a pain in the butt! kosmo, the rottweiler, is the only behaved one (most of the time), but its only because he is a deputy sheriff (k-9) and has to obey the rules...although he can be a pain too (all 120lbs of him). the youngest of the bunch is oscar who is also the fluffy, cute one. don't let that fool you tho because he is actually dr. jekyl and mr. hyde reincarnated! then there is rex. she is a blue heeler and doesn't have any cows to herd so she attempts to herd us. she belongs to my son...who recently moved out...so i ask myself daily..and rex...why she is still here...SHE is the reason i am posting today.
last night i decided to make cookies with the sole purpose being so i could put one in my trick or treat wrap sample so you could see what i was thinking there. i left them on the counter to cool...with the usual "rex-proofing" that consists of stacking "stuff" along the counter so she cant reach her pointy nose to my cookies...well, IT DIDN'T WORK! she still got them! so i had to piece a couple cookies together for the picture..cussing the dang dog the whole time. today i am packing her bags for her and calling her father to come get her....which won't happen because his apartment can't have pets...i should have that policy here!

from mom..."don't give poor rexie away....eating cookies is in her genes too"...so she should let rexie live with her! she loves going to visit grandma and running in her backyard during "doggie summer camp" while we go on vacation


don't have time to go to a workshop or class? that's too bad...you are missing all the fun...but now you can order wonderful stampin' up! stuff from home, sitting in front of your computer, even in your jammies (which is totally what i would do) 24/7.

check out my demonstrator website and click on the "shop now" button in the top right hand corner. it's that easy! shop from home and have it shipped right to your house. yes, you can call or email and tell me about all the super terrific things you bought!


workshops...should be called "super fun giggle time" or something that doesn't sound so formal

it’s all about having a lot of fun and creating something wonderful. let’s design a party that fits you.

  • unique theme workshops are great for birthdays, baby and wedding showers.

  • swap -a- lot of tags, cards, whatever we can think of... a fun event where you come home with lots too!

  • gal pals of all ages (teens love these too!) get together for one of the best nights you will have! stamp and create lots of cute stuff to take home...and enjoy yummy snacks and giggles too.

fall and winter workshops:

using some of the fun Halloween sets and wheels we will create wrappings & tags your tricksters will howl over.

christmas tag swap
there are so many way cute stamps in the new catalog for making adorable tags. lets make a bunch and swap them with friends. we'll decorate a cute tin to store them in too. you will want to make lots of these to give as gifts.

every year i get invited to ornament swaps when it gets close to the holidays and my tree is full! ...why not do a tag swap instead? guests will have fun stamping lots of gift tags and then swap with everyone at the end of the night. everyone will leave with lots of tags to use for the holidays.
idea: book early and give tags to thanksgiving guests as a special gift to start their holiday season.

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