Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!!

I wanted to wish you all a very Happy, Healthy, Prosperous 2009...filled with time for family and of course Stampin!!

I also wanted to share with you a new item that the craft room now has. Of course I will be sharing it with all of the people that come to classes or workshops. My daughter Amanda and Son-In-Law Josh know how much I love popcorn so they decided I needed to share that love with my fellow stampers for Christmas I received this shiny Red Popcorn Maker....hmmmm can you smell that popcorn - well you could if we had smellavision (is that a word?) Isn't this just too cool!!!

Tomorrow, I'm planning on posting some pictures of the cards/projects we will be making in January....stay tuned and Happy New Year!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Hello again,
I have been playing with my "preview" stamp sets from the new Stampin' Up! Catalog coming out January 19th. I wanted to do some tiles for a friend that is just getting things ready for their new bar so I thought this would be a great gift for them using the set called "Game Night"

This is a 6x6 tile that I used SU craft Ink and baked for 10 minutes then sprayed (several times) with an acrylic sealer. Want to make some of these for yourself or friends....sign up for my Tile class on Friday January 23rd.

Here are some coaster sized tiles I also made using the same stamp set "Game Night"...This would also be a great set to use for manly cards as somehow they don't always appreciate the flowers..

Friday, December 26, 2008

January Classes

I have some really fun things planned for January that I would like to share with you. If you are interested in any of these listed here just contact me to sign up for one or all of them...

Friday January 9th will be my Hostess Club "The Stunning Stampers"....not a member of the "club" well contact me to learn how you can have a fun night out with your friends once a month and receive hostess benefits to boot!!

I'll be hosting a Come and Play date on Sunday January 11th from 11:00 to 2:00...This is a FREE session where you can bring your stalled projects or unmounted stamp sets and come play. You are welcome to use my punches, ink pads, markers, paper cutters and of course the Big'll need to bring your own adhesives and paper....need some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing...well I'll have many samples on display to get you going.

I'm starting a new class this year..The Punch Workshop. Thursday January 15th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. $15.00 We will be utilizing Stampin' Up! punches to create some great cards or projects..You have purchased the punches...I know you come learn how to do more with them. RSVP by January 7th to save your spot.

Perpetual Calendar Class..Saturday January 17th 2:00 - 5:00 pm. You will be making a calendar that will last you for ever...Everything is cut and ready for you to put together...including little extras for special days like birthdays and anniversaries.
RSVP by January 12th

Friday January 23 will be a Decorative Tile Class. 7:00 - 9:00 pm $10.00 You will be making 2 6x6 tiles or 4 coaster size tiles. Don't forget Valentines day is coming up and these make great additions to any candy that you will be giving....lot's less calories too!!!
RSVP by January 9th

Stamp-A-Stack (Your favorite) will be Monday January 26th at 7:00 - 9:00 pm $20.00 We will be making 10 cards 2 each of 5 different designs..This is a great way to get your card stash up for the new year. RSVP by January 12th so I have enough product on hand.

Happy Holidays

Here's hoping that you received all you wanted for Christmas and that you were able to spend time with family and friends.

We had the best time with our Grandson Jude...he really enjoyed the season and it was fun to watch him play in the large amount of Snow that fell right before Christmas. His uncle Brandon had a good time playing with him on the 4-wheeler until they got stuck in all of the snow...but that is what makes memories...Jude and I watching from the warm house while Uncle Brandon digs out the 4 wheeler...

I did get a chance to play with my new "sneak peek" stampsets from the New catalog coming out January 9th...I just love this "Buzzin By" stampset and it is sure to become one of my favorites...I cased (copy and share everything) this card from a very talented Stampin' Up! demonstrator Rhonda Griffin. You can check out her blog at Here are a couple of samples that I just couldn't resist in casing...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Stationery Box

The gift giving season is getting close at hand and I've put together a great little card box that would be perfect for mom's, teachers, and friends. This box holds 4 cards, 4 3x3 gift cards and 4 gift tags along with a little note pad, pen and place to put a pack of stamps (not included). Check out the pictures of the Stationery Box and if you'd like to reserve your spot please let me know by October 24th. The class cost is $30.00 and will be a prepay when you register...

Christmas Tile Class

It's been a while since I've posted, shame on me, but we have been traveling around Colorado for a while and time just seemed to get a way from me....I've put together a new decorative tile class for the holidays and will be having a class on Friday October 24th. Here is a sample of one of the tiles that you will be able to choose from. The picture isn't exactly the best...but the tree is in hunter green, stars in light blue and the celebrate in gold...You will get 2 6x6 tiles for $10.00. Please RSVP by October 15th to reserve a spot.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Christmas Card Class

This is one of the Christmas Cards we will be making on Friday September 5th....I still have a couple of spots available so if you're interested please let me know. This card was made using the "Merry & Bright" stamp set. I just love this little snowman. The little bulb part of the card comes off the base and you can hang it on your huh!!



Doodle Flower

This is my take at a card I saw on the web, they had it as a Christmas card which was really pretty but since I don't have my new Christmas papers yet :o( I decided to turn it into a Thank you card. I did use the new Stampin Up In Colors, Kiwi Kiss for the base and Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip as layers. The flower is stamped on Vellum Cardstock using the "Doodle This" stamp set. I cut out two flowers and daubbed on Pink Pirouette and Red Riding Hood to give it some color...used dimensionals to pop it up a little and Voila, a little thank you to send out!!



Friday, August 15, 2008

Coaster Tiles

Get a jump on your Holiday Gift Giving by making these 4 cute coaster tiles. I will be holding class on Tuesday August 19th in my craft room. The cost will be $10.00 for the 4 tiles. These tiles were made using Stazon ink and Sharpie permanent markers. If you'd like to join us please give me a call to reserve your spot at 248-391-5978. Enjoy, Michelle

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Open House Raffle

I'd like to thank those of you that had a chance to stop by my Open House/Craft Sale last week. It was a great time to share the new catalog with those that came and preview some of the new stamp sets that will be available. The winners of the drawing were...Cindy Howie (Stampin Up Mug), Kay Harrison (Stampin Up Mug), Erin Buss Card holder with cards & matching envelopes, Cindy Early (Box of Cards), and Lorraine Craft (Prints Pack of designer papers).

I will be posting some samples using the new stamp sets very shortly so stay turned.

This is a great time of year to host a workshop either in your home or mine and take advantage of the 15% discount on selected stamp me to reserve your date!!


Sunday, August 3, 2008

FreshCut Candle Holder

I found this great idea on the web, can't remember who's post it was from....if you see this and it was you please let me know as I'd like to give you the credit for the great idea.

Anyway, it takes two of the freshcut cards using vellum cardstock on the inside to give it the glow. I used one of the new SU incolors called Pink Pirouette along with some pieces from the Pretties Kit to finish it off. I really love how this turned out


Stampin' Up! Announcement

There is a lot of information being shared on the internet from demonstrators attending the 20th Annual Stampin' Up! Convention, and all of it is very exciting! I can't share with you the new stamp sets quite yet, but I can tell you that from what I've seen there are some great new sets coming out along with some great new accessories, etc....

BUT, I will share with all of you that yesterday's big announcement was that Stampin' Up! has partnered with Sizzix, and they will even have several dies that are exclusive to Stampin' Up! and will coordinate with Stampin' Up! stamp sets and accessories! Over the next several months we will be using this Cool Tool to make some great cards/projects.

I can't wait for you to share in the excitment that is building as we wait for the new catalogs to arrive......

Friday, June 27, 2008


These are a couple of the decorative tiles that I put together for my summer time tile classes. They are fun to give as gifts or just keep for yourself . The next class will be July 18th and you can make either 2 of the 6x6 size or 2 of the hanging tiles for $10.00. Even beginners can make these using SU craft ink and Ultra Thick embossing powder.....if you're interested in signing up for this class just email me at

BFF and Stampin....Nothing Better

My long time friends Dianne (Hawaii) Carol (Rochester, Mi) Me (Clarkston) Marty (Rochester) and Debbie (Waterford, Mi) got together Friday nite to spend some time talking, drinking a little, eating some great PuPu (as Dianne calls appetizers) Stamp a little and did I mention Talk!!!

We try to get together at least once when Dianne returns to Michigan to get some stampin time....we had a great time

This is one of the projects that I put together for the girls. It uses Blooming Beautiful....I just love this set and the 3 x 3 cards. They did a great job water coloring
This card used the "Black Magic" technique. It was the "Fabulous Flower" set stamped in white craft on black cardstock. We then used the metalic pencils to color it in. Finished up with the white gel pen to make the colors pop. I really love this look. My friend and fellow SU demonstrator Ronnie McCollum showed me this technique
I'm very thankful for such wonder friends and for the good times we have had over the years !!!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Ribbon Holder

Those of you that know me :o) know how unorganized I can be when playing in my craft room and I would have ribbon every where on my work my DH (Darling Husband) decided I needed a place to store my growing numbe of ribbon spools. I love it so much and he did such a nice job that I've decided to put him to work and see if anyone else is interested in getting your ribbon spools under control....So for $30.00 plus shipping you too can get organized. Please email me at if you're interested.

Stampin' Up! Retirement Blog Special

Stampin' Up! has just released the list of Retired Stamp sets from the Spring/Summer Collection Catalog.

Check out the Retirement List Here!!

I suggest you go through the Catalog and mark the retired sets with a high-lighter. This will make sure you won't miss any sets you have been wanting to order. You can order any of these sets until August 9th, then they're gone for ever!

I'm offering a "blog Special" on all retired stamp sets in the month of July only. For every two retail Retiring sets you order you can choose a Free Inkpad or a Free pack of single color card stock. If you order 4 sets on the same order I'll even add 2 ink refills of your choice too! Contact me at 248-391-5978 or my email

(This offer is not valid with any other previous offer or coupon.)

The Retired Accessory list will be out on July 21st.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Small Punch Flower

I cased this design for a flower card from a fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Paula Goff...Thanks Paula...while waiting for our power to come back on from the Storms. It's hard to stamp by candle light :o) believe me I've tried
I used the small oval punch to punch out the flower petals and attached them with mini glue dots to a circle for stability then added a button as a center to finish it off. I love the versatility of our punches as they can be used for so much more than their original design.
I used Pumpkin Pie as the card base and Real Red as the accent with our designer paper as one of the layers and also the flower. Hope you enjoy Michelle

Garden Roses

Well Summer has finally arrived here in Michigan and my roses are starting to bloom. After going through the storms here on Sunday, and being without power for 2 days I decided I needed to focus on some good things, other than my my blooming roses were chosen. Hope you enjoy.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Tab Punch Flower Card

I just love our SU punches and found a great inspiration for using the tab punch as a flower petal from another Stampin' Up! demonstrator Paula Goff. I used our designer series paper to create the flower and our Rhinestone Brads to add a little "Bling" to the overall look. Great for a little pick me for for your friends and family. Hope you enjoy!! Michelle

Summer Time Treat

I just love these summer time treat cards.
I found this pattern on a blog by a very talented stamper, Patty Bennett. If you get a chance check out her site at
These cards are quick to make and are just as luscious as the real thing to receive.
I've used Only Orange for the creamsicle and the Close to Cocoa for the fudgesicle...For a little zing I added crystal affects to both cards.
Hope you enjoy!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I'm Now A Blogger

Ok, this is my very first post for my blog. I'm very excited and happy that Veronica aka Ronnie assisted me in putting this together today, ok so she did most of the work but I helped....Thanks Ronnie. I'm looking forward to providing you with creative and hopefully inspiring cards and other projects for your enjoyment. Please subscribe to my blog and feel free to forward this "blog" on to your friends.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mother's Day by Ronnie

This wonderful Mother's Day card was created by my good friend Ronnie, aka Veronica's Kreations. We spent the day with my awesome UpLine Chris Kolly and created several designs that we could use for Mother's Day cards. I just love the extra bling that the glitter adds to the card. I really didn't think I needed this stamp set but I was oh so wrong!!

Wild About You

These are cards and a bag topper we put together for our demonstrator group using the Wild About You stamp set.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Calendar Class

I am trying to determine the number of people interested in the Perpetual Calendar class/kit. There are six spots available for this class. The class will include all of the pieces that you will need for your calendar. The pieces are pre-cut for your convenience and the only thing that you will need to do is put it together and show it off to your friends and family. The cost of this project is $30.00. Please let me know if you are interested in attending either attending a class or purchasing the kit. The kit will not include your adhesive.