June 8 for $10 Card II

This card is made with another Stampin' Up! retiring stamp set, Life's a Breeze. Again, I was inspired by this card and changed up the color scheme a bit by using the DSDSP from way back during Sale-A-Bration. I am still trying to use that paper up!

I have some other DSDSP that I need to use up, so I made some more of these cards for my own personal use with a brighter color scheme. I forget the name of the DSDSP. I even decorated the envelope with it. Thanks for stopping by!

June 8 for $10 Card I

Here's the first card we made at the June 8 for $10 workshop a few weeks ago. It was a tribute to some of the stamp sets that will be retired from Stampin' Up! as of Wednesday.

Any of you who attend my workshops know that I do not claim to be creative. I need to have something to inspire me or at least get me started on a project. Either it's a card, a sketch challenge, patterned paper to give me a color scheme, something! I don't do well with a blank slate. My card was inspired by this larger card in the Splitcoast Stampers gallery for this stamp set. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Camp Wrap Up

Thank you to all the ladies who attended the June Stamp Camp at my house on Saturday morning! I think everyone had a great time, and I hope you all enjoy using your beautiful scripture cards in the coming weeks. Here's a close up picture of the fourth main card from the workshop. It was inspired by this card. The other three can be seen in this previous post. Thanks for stopping by!

June Stamp Camp Change

Due to various reasons, I'm going make a little change to the Stamp Camp this Saturday and make it more like a monthly 8 for $10 workshop.

Instead of making 15 cards for $20, you will make two each of four scriptural card designs for $10. (Scroll down to the previous post to see them.) If you'd like to make more, you are welcome to! Just tell me when you RSVP. Join me here at my house Saturday morning, June 27th at 9am. Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 24th. Have a great week! Thanks for stopping by!

Summer Stamp Camp I

The Summer Stamp Camp I will be a Stamp-a-Stack event with scriptural based cards. I've had a few requests for this type of project, so here's your chance to stock your writing desk with many beautiful uplifting cards! You can see close ups of three of the five cards here. (Oops! I forgot to add where my inspiration for these cards came from. I added the links to the original cards after the original post.)

...inspired by this card.

...inspired by this card.

...inspired by this card.

Join me here at my house next Saturday morning, June 27th at 9am to make 15 cards for $20. Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 24th. Thanks for stopping by!

June 8 for $10 Workshops are this week!

Don't forget that the June 8 for $10 Workshops are this week! Here's a sneak peek at the four cards we'll be making. Last Chance Stamp Sets will be the focus of the evening. They're only available until June 30th. Come and make some fun summer cards and a few that are perfect for Father's Day!

Please RSVP ASAP to let me know which workshop you'll be attending: Thursday at 7pm or Friday at 9am. I especially need an accurate count for the daytime workshop so that I know how many teen sitters to have on hand.

Also, next Saturday, the 27th, is the June Stamp Camp, a Stamp-A-Stack event where we'll be making cards with scripture verses as the focus. I'll post pictures of projects soon! Thanks for stopping by!

Penguins Win the Stanley Cup!

Pittsburgh Rocks!!!

Did I tell ya' I'm a Pennsylvania girl? Woo hoo!! The Pittsburgh Penguins played a fantastic Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals--in Detroit, nonetheless--and won the Stanley Cup!!! Pittsburgh Rocks!! Home of the Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers and now the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins!! Go Black and Gold!!! Thanks for stopping by!

June 8 for $10 Workshops

Here's a sneak peek at the four cards we'll be making at the June 8 for $10 Workshops on Thursday, June 18th at 7pm and Friday, June 19th at 9am. We'll be using some Last Chance Stamp Sets that are only available until June 30th to make some fun summer cards and a few that are perfect for Father's Day. Plan to join us!

Please RSVP by Monday, June 15th to let me know which workshop you'll be attending. I especially need an accurate count for the daytime workshop so that I know how many teen sitters I need to have on hand. Thanks for stopping by!

Pens Can Go Up a Game Tonight!

The Pittsburgh Penguins have tied the Stanley Cup Playoffs with the Detroit Redwings at two games each! The Pens can go ahead tonight by winning the 5th game of the series. Go Pens! Thanks for stopping by!

Summer Stamping Events

I have finally set some dates for summer stamping workshops, so mark them on your calendar! Hopefully I won't have to change them, but if something comes up, I'll let you all know.

This summer I am going to offer a Daytime 8 for $10 workshop in the months of June, July and August. I will have some responsible local teens on hand to referee the kids, so you're welcome to bring your children along to play while the moms stamp! There will be a small charge for the babysitting services so that we can make it worth the teens' time for being here.

The Evening 8 for $10 workshops will continue this summer as well along with two Stamp Camps on Saturdays. Watch future posts for project information! The first Stamp Camp will be a stamp-a-stack event. I've had requests for scripture-based cards, so we'll do something like 4 each of 5 card designs. Everyone will go home with a stack of lovely and thoughtful cards!

Dates are listed on the right side of this page under "Upcoming Stamping Events". As I solidify project plans, I'll be posting pictures so that you can see what we'll be crafting! Hope you're enjoying your summer so far! Thanks for stopping by!

More PreK fall teacher gifts

Here's the other gift I mentioned yesterday. Again, they're the same, but done with different patterned papers and similar color schemes. Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

PreK fall teacher gifts

Last week I showed you some preschool teacher gifts that my son gave his teachers now that he's finished with preschool. I came across these pictures of the gifts we gave them last fall to start off the year. I never posted them on my blog, so I am showing them to you now.

I made a card purse and filled it with a post-it note coaster pad with coordinating pen, mini notebook with matching pen, mini Hershey bar, and covered pack of Hershey's kissables. I thought these turned out really cute. Tomorrow I'll show you the other one, which is very similar but in a different patterned paper scheme. Thanks for stopping by!

Stampin' with Melissa Gift Shop

Hi, Everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I have restarted the Stampin' with Melissa Gift Shop.

I mentioned in an earlier post that I would be putting my Monogrammed Stationary Kits and Monogrammed Card Sets in the Gift Shop for anyone to order, and now I have! You may now take a look at some of my most popular handmade gifts available for purchase. Contact me if you have any questions or would like to place an order. You can click on the link under "My Blogs" on the right side of this page to get to the Gift Shop. Thanks for stopping by!

Stampin' Up! Summer Fun Promotions

Stampin' Up! is running three great Summer Fun promotions during the month of June.

  • Last Chance Products are Stampin' Up! merchandise that will no longer be available in the new 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog which begins on July 1st. Accessories are only available while current quantities last, and some are discounted up to 50%! Contact me to order them ASAP!
  • It Pays (More) to Have Fun! Get extra hostess benefits (free merchandise!) when you host a qualifying workshop during the month of June!
  • Make your summertime gatherings special with the Country Living Summer Cookout Kit!
Thanks for stopping by!