Stampin’ Ups! October Promotion – a FREE Big Shot!!!

Big Shot promotion

Who wants one?  I want one!  Do YOU want one?!

Sign up to be a Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator in the month of October and you’ll get one for free (or $100 SU merchandise of your choice).

Get it while you can…

I’ve never seen SU offer this sweet deal before.  And it expires at the end of the month!

The Demo Starter kit is $175, setting you up with $345 worth of SU merchandise and supplies … PLUS the BIG SHOT?!

Call me with any questions… Lori 619-889-6268

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Altered Envelope Scrapbook…for Christmas or anything else

Using Stampin’ Up!’s Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper and the Holly & Jolly Rub-Ons we can turn medium sized envelopes into sleeves for scrapped pictures. Glueing them together creates an accordion-like book that holds all sorts of memories.

Take a gander…

It’s easy to embellish each layer and page with stamped images, rub-ons or other embellishments. Stampin’ Up! creates all sorts of ideas that will work with this project simply perfectly!

The backbone of this scrapbook is two 6″ x 12″ strips… so cut one 12″ x 12″ page in half, yes… THAT easy! They are overlapped slightly in the middle panel.

Have fun! Enjoy!


Editted 1/16/14… here is the tutorial in Word version.  Have fun!

Tutorial – Altered Envelope Accordion Book 2013

CLASS: Mini Scrapbooks/Recipe books

Friday night November 12th – you want to be there!

We’ll be doing a class on these rockin’ scrapbooks/recipe books.

Location: Dawn Taylor’s house, 2469 Starlight Glen, Escondido Ca
Time: 6:30 pm

Cost of class: $25
I will ask that you choose AHEAD OF TIME which theme you want to make: Christmas or Recipe book. (that way I can order the supplies and have them prepared for you!)

What you get: time with a “world-class” instructor, supplies to make your own book, and detailed instructions to duplicate this project again over and over (or with your own customers)

Deadline to sign-up: November 3, 2010 (and space is limited)

Email me at with your interest

Front view…

View opening the first panel…

View of the opened scrapbook/recipe book…

Can you figure out what the “index folders” are?

And now for some close up shots of some of the super cute details…

View of an inside panel…

Don’t forget to let me know by the deadline, 11-3-10 (because I may have to order more supplies). Email me at

Two cards and a bookmark

This is one of the oldest stamp sets I own. Still in love w/ the “HOPE” message and the encouraging words you can stamp inside a card… I hold on to this comforting set. And quite often I receive requests from a co-worker who wants me to make her some cards using this set as well.

Her favorite color is purple. Can you tell? Using Concord Crush, Perfect Plum and Whisper White it was easy enough to create a sympathy card with a little bit of flair.

The card opens like shutters… two panels on the front fold open to reveal the heart felt message inside.

And for some subtle flair… there’s a beaded line of glitter on those wings to add some shine. And everytime I use this set I think I should use it more often.

a treat box for Halloween!

Need a quick treat box for stashing some treats? This will come together so quickly … you’ll want to make more!

Using a strip of whisper white cardstock, I cut it into a 3″ x 8″ strip. I scored the strip at 2 1/2″, 5″ and 7 1/2″. This should create 3 panels of equal size and one small panel measuring 1/2″.

Stamp your image on the strip of card stock (you can either use a wheel image or a regular image). When using a stamp wheel I have found that by rolling it at a diagonal it helps to hide that I can never (I repeat, NEVER) wheel that thing in a straight line. So, I’ll take all the help I can get…

See how nice that turns out?!

Fold at the score lines, apply adhesive to the 1/2″ flap and make your triangle treat box.

Move on to the embellishment stage… and have fun.

One more tip… in the way of filling the box with the baggie of goodies:
Turn the treat box on it’s end (so the opening is at the top), insert your empty treat baggie into the box and THEN fill your baggie with sweets and tie it closed. (First time I made this the bag was too full to insert into the box. Oops!) This size box will nicely fit 7-8 mini peanut butter cups.

And try not to eat ALL of the peanut butter cups…

Fall is in the air…

OK – who am I kidding?! The hot summer weather just hit here in Southern California and I think it’s going to stick around for a while. But, I’m sure ready for Fall to be here… and for the cooler evenings!

Check out this fun (fun = easy and quick) project. It’s a paper pumpkin!

This is what I started with: Two brads, crop-a-dile, 12 1″ x 6″ strips of Designer Series Paper and some embellishments.

First step, stack up the DSP (coordinating/various colors or all one design) and punch a hole through each end. Put a brad through both holes.

Bend the paper and start lightly tugging on the top layer and bottom layer of paper – pulling them in opposite directions of each other. Pull the layers of paper to separate them from each other… and you will start to see the form make a ball shape.

Go slowly… it’ll happen. I promise. It really IS that easy!


Now, go to your own personal creative space and make one of your own!

But first, what kind of embellishments are YOU going to use?! I used a leaf stamp, some paper curls, a button, a few round punches (using complementary colors) and some hemp twine.

As I said: fun, fun, fun!!!

Off I go to make some more in different colors to use as a centerpiece for the table… when Fall arrives I can welcome it in colorful style!

How strong are you?!

A girlfriend of mine just got some bad news, in the way of her health. She’s a cheerful person… and I already see her tackling this diagnosis with vigor! She is inspiring.

The message on this stamp set is perfect for her!

So I pulled together some cheerful-looking paper (to match her personality)… and made her a card. Between the textured and smooth paper, and the slight distressing I did on the white card stock… the grace and grit in this card matches her outlook on life!

Kellye – as I pray for your health, your future, your journey, and the legacy told in the survival of this diagnosis… I know you will show us what you are made of. I love you, Kellye!