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.