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I’ve returned from the land of the “dead”!!!!

I’ve been so bad about my blog, and I’ve decided to resurrect it!!! I see that my last post was practically a year ago…..go fig. Guess time REALLY got away from me.


May 16, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Teacher Gift

I made this double gift card hold out of chipboard coasters and Cutie Pie paper.  I had purchased a gift card from Staples and a Gift Card from Starbucks for Maddie’s teacher and classroom aide.  They have been a part of our lives for 2 years straight – and deserve sainthood for putting up with my kids! 😉


On the inside front cover is a note of thanks from my daughter, and on the inside back cover is a note of thanks from us.


June 20, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Long time no post!

Ok, it’s time for catch up, so let’s just cut to the chase…..


June 20, 2008 Posted by | Standard Cards, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

One Hole Bow Tutorial

Here is the much requested one-hole-bow tutorial!!  This was taught to my by my upline, Joanne Tofte, when I started stamping 3 years ago.  I’ve had many requests for this – and had the day off from school – so here you go!  Let me know what you think!

Step 1 – Punch an 1/8″ hole where you want it to go.punch-hole.jpg 

Step 2- Poke your ribbon through the hole from underneath.1-tail.jpg

Step 3 – Wrap your ribbon up, over, and back underneath your cardstock. Poke your ribbon up through the same hole that you did before.


Step 4 – Split the tails with the wrapped section of ribbon.split-tails.jpg 

Step 5 – Tie a half knot, the “top” ribbon goes over the “bottom” ribbon when tying.tie-step-11.jpg

Step 6 – Pull tight and trim tails.  VOILA!!! finished.jpg

March 24, 2008 Posted by | Tutorials, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

It’s Been Awhile – so here’s some stuff!

I apologize that it has been so long since I posted, so here is some stuff that I’ve been working on!

February 18, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I’ve Been Tagged!!

I found out – by chance – that I’ve been tagged – by Kirstin:

So here are 7 things you may or may not know about me:

1. I am a cake decorator!
2. I have been to China – in 2001.
3. I can do calligraphy.
4. I was a diver and 50 yd freestyle swimmer in high school.
5. I can play all wind instruments, percussion, and electric bass.
6. I met Richard Dean Anderson in a hotel elevator in Montreal.
7. I secretly wish I could be in STOMP on broadway.
8. I have 2.5 kids – DS is 5, DD is 3 1/2, Husband is 29.

There you have it!! Now it’s my turn to tag 7 others:


May 9, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Pirate Birthday Invitation

I made this invitation for my son’s party – which was pirate themed. It was made using the quarterfold technique. Here’s how:

1. Take two pieces of cardstock. Lay one of them in your cutter portrait-wise and cut at 4 1/4″ (in half, the long way. We’ll call this piece A.
2. Take your second piece of cardstock and place it in your cutter landscape-wise and cut at 5 1/2″ (In half, the horizontal way) We’ll call this piece B.
You actually now have pieces to make TWO cards!!
3. Take piece A (the long piece) and score at 2 3/4″ and 8 1/4″.
4. Take piece B (the short piece) and score at 2″ and 6 1/2″.
5. Fold pieces A and B on the score lines. Glue the back of piece A and lay on top of piece B.
6. When dry, turn over with all of the flaps open. Stamp the flaps as desired. Color or embellish as desired.
7. Stamp a message on the inside of the card.
8. Fold the card like you would a box-top. (The last piece gets tucked, so that all flaps are held down.)
9. Embellish the outside more if you would like to.

All images and products are coyrighted by STAMPIN’ UP!

March 12, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 Comments