Painted Petals Designer Paper

I LOVE the new Painted Petals Designer Series Paper and I even showed you a project a week or so ago where I put one whole sheet in a purchased frame. Yesterday, my friend Patty Bennett showed how to use that same full sheet to make 6 cards.  Why didn’t I think of that??  So I very quickly made 6 beautiful thank you cards! If you wanted, you could “gussy”… Read More »

I Like Your Face

Every month, I like to send a hand-stamped card to the top 20 in sales for my Stampin’ Up! group.  I’m a little behind because I hadn’t done the top 20 in December yet, so yesterday I took care of that!  I made this card and loved it, but I didn’t have enough of the Coastal Cabana card stock to make 20: So I used a different accent color (Calypso… Read More »

Stock up on Baker’s Twine

Even when space is at a premium, you still have room for a few packs of colorful Baker’s Twine, right?  You can use it in in cardmaking, paper crafting, string art, and so many more ways!  Don’t believe me?  Check out all the projects on Pinterest using Baker’s Twine!  And it is a bonus when it is on sale!  This week, Stampin’ Up! has 8 Weekly Deals and 3 of… Read More »

Quick & Easy Thank You Cards

On my to-do list this weekend was to make some thank you cards.  I like to send a thank you card to everyone that orders, especially online orders and my stash was getting low.  So, I was trying to decide what to make when I had a brilliant idea – use a card kit!  So I grabbed my Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit and whipped up these cards in no… Read More »

Stamping Event – FUN!

Yesterday, I attended an all-day stamping event that was put on by some members of my team.  Yesterday, I showed you the swap card that made and today I want to share the swaps I traded for as well as the projects we made and the demonstration projects. When we arrived, we were given a huge bag of supplies that we used to create 12 projects.  And we had lots… Read More »

I’m Off to Stamp!

I’m off to a full day of stamping and hanging out with my demonstrator friends!  Swapping is optional and I wasn’t going to do it but at the last minute (translation: late yesterday), I decided it is more fun to be swapping than not swapping.  So I made 20 – how cute!  I’ll share more tomorrow about the day, but in the meantime, here are some of the supplies I… Read More »

January Virtual Stamp Club

Finally got the videos made for my January Virtual Stamp Club.  These are the projects I planned: If you are a member of my Virtual Club, when you place your order this month, you will get lifetime access to a secret webpage that includes the photograph, list of supplies used, and a video of me making each project.  If you are not a Virtual Club member yet, check out the… Read More »

Butterfly Basics

Yesterday, I shared a project using the new Butterfly thinlit die and today I wanted to share 2 cards that my friend and teammate, Lori, made using the thinlit AND the coordinating stamp set.  First, who wouldn’t LOVE to get this card?  The stamp set is available as wood-mount, clear-mount, or photopolymer.   Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamp Set $23.95 Butterflies Thinlits Dies $24.95 Artisan Embellishment Kit $9.95 Sahara Sand 7/8″… Read More »

Pretty as a Picture

Stampin’ Up!’s Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper (137784) is so pretty that it is shown in the catalog framed. Well, I figured, why not take it a step further and decorate a painter’s tray-style frame? I added some die-cut butterflies from our new Butterflies Thinlits Dies (137360).  It took me a few tries to figure out the correct “sandwich” in my Big Shot.  I finally ended up with the Magnetic… Read More »

Exciting Day – New Mattress!

Most RVs come with a so-so mattress. Well, I decided that I have spent way too many hours on a so-so mattress and I deserve an amazing mattress!  So this week, I went and bought one! I didn’t think that I would like a memory foam because I heard that they hold in heat and I like to sleep on the cool side.  And I learned that an air-based mattress… Read More »

Cooking in an RV

I’m going to a party tomorrow night and wanted to take some queso dip and cranberry squares, plus some holiday Ritz crackers for a treat package.  Cooking that many things at once is a challenge, but as long as I clean up after myself and am careful, it can get done! Everything is ready to take to the party – I will try to remember to take pictures at the… Read More »

My Annual SNAIL Sale!

I am pleased to share with you some Christmas Cheer: my annual SNAIL Sale! Plus some of my other favorite adhesives so that you can stock up for the year. Be sure to put these on your list (tax and shipping ARE included!) SNAIL Adhesives (104332): $6.50 (regularly $6.95 plus shipping and tax; in San Antonio that would be $8.27) SNAIL Adhesive Refills (104331): $4.00 (regularly $4.50 plus shipping and… Read More »

Sewing in an RV

When I bought my RV, I figured out where I wanted to do my paper crafting, but wasn’t all that sure on where I would sew.  And then I needed to figure it out fast.  I offered to make some tote bags that the ladies from Alamo Craft Company would fill with toiletries, gifts, etc, for a local Battered Women’s Shelter.  So  this past weekend, I got everything I would… Read More »

Small Business Saturday

We have Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and tucked in between: Small Business Saturday!  Support your local, small businesses, and me, too, if you wish!  And remember, until Monday, I am selling $25 Gift Certificates for $20 – buy them for gifts, buy them for yourself!  You can use them toward your Stampin’ Up! purchases from me, classes, and even finished products.  Email me for more information.

Mantle Banner Class in San Antonio

You will receive all the precut supplies to make this gorgeous banner – all 32” of it – plus a box to store it in!  Class fee is $25 (place a $35 Stampin’ Up! order that day with me and get $15 back.)  You must RSVP by December 1st so that I can have your packet ready. Class Dates: Friday, December 5th starting at 10:30 Saturday, December 6th, starting at… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! Hot Deals!!

WOW!!  Stampin’ Up! released the list of everything that is going on sale Monday and I wanted to let you know about it as soon as I could! But first, I wanted to share that you can join the Stampin’ Up! family as a demonstrator and select up to $125 worth of products (including what is on sale) for just $74.25 plus tax!!  This deal, like the Online Extravaganza is… Read More »

RV Crafting – On Wheels

When I created RV Crafting, I knew that I would need to update the signage on my car but I hadn’t taken the time to do it.  And then I figured “why bother?” because I am planning on buying a new car soon.  But then I told myself to just do it and so I did!  It was nice out, so I sat at the picnic table and die cut… Read More »

Status Update

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while – I am still trying to get used to my new lifestyle.  I include a little update in my newsletters, but just in case you don’t subscribe (why not???), I wanted to catch you up a bit. I started out at Admiralty RV Resort in San Antonio because the location was close to my handyman who helped me with some modifications to my… Read More »