Almost moved in!

After making my craft studio mods and spending hours thinning out my belongings, I am almost ready to move in full-time!  The RV had to go into the shop this week to fix some little problems but it came home last night and I am about ready to actually sleep there!  And craft there, too!  Most of my supplies are already over there and my fingers are getting itchy to… Read More »

Clay Ornaments

Don’t you love making your own Christmas ornaments?  They can be used to decorate a tree, of course, but you can also use them to decorate packages.  Imagine a loaf of your special cranberry bread, wrapped in a ribbon with a cute ornament hanging off it?  Whether you live in an RV full-time, a house, or an apartment, I bet you still like to give gifts at the holidays! Every… Read More »

Frightful Spider!

I got one of the Frightful Wreath kits from our new Holiday catalog and started putting it together last night.  I’m not finished with the wreath yet, but I had to share with you the beautiful beaded spider that I made! Just about everything to  make the wreath, including the spider is included in the kit.  You only need to add supplies that you probably have around the house: scissors,… Read More »

19 Greeting Stamps!

Space at a premium? Then this 19-piece rubber stamp set is just what you need! And the best thing is – it’s free! Just host a $300 party (in person or a book party) and in addition to your regular hostess gifts (at least $50 of whatever you want from the catalog), you will receive the Good Greetings stamp set (wood mount or clear mount – your choice) absolutely FREE!!… Read More »

Holiday Crafting Projects

In a few days it will be Labor Day and then…. BOOM!  Halloween…. Thanksgiving….. Christmas…… New Years!  Time for gifts and parties!  And even if you live in an RV, it doesn’t mean that you have to forgo all the fun! The new Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog is packed FULL of versatile stamp sets that can carry you all way from the BOO to the Champagne.  And there are tons… Read More »

And Progress Continues….

I haven’t been at the RV much since my last post.  I did take some stuff from the bathroom and bedroom over and I put the DVD media shelf together.  Other than that, I have spent time at the house with my business (did some stamping and got ready for my team meeting) and I also went through my *stuff* one more time.  The first time I did a purge,… Read More »

Gail Beezley

RV Renovation – Day 2

Second day.  I am so tired.  Why am I doing this?  I know me and I know I must have a good reason, so let’s keep going! Yesterday was pulling apart.  Today is about putting together. The crafting space.  The desk used to be the bunk.  It is held up by some MDF panels and the bunk brackets.  The curtain rods have a 2-1/2″ return which makes them stick out… Read More »

RV Renovation – Day 1

The RV finally made it to San Antonio (though the auto-leveler is not working), but it is time to start turning that bunkhouse into a studio.  I must admit that it was scary pulling apart a brand new unit!! First up: remove the closet.  A closet seems like a good idea to have in a craft room, but I am going to put DVD shelving here instead and it is… Read More »

Rosette Die – A Weekly Deal!

Every week, Stampin’ Up! puts a handful of products on sale and one of the items this week is the Rosette XL Die (125594).  With this die, you can make beautiful medallions up to 10″ in diameter, like these: And here is one of my videos, showing how easy it is to make them:  (the video is from 2012 when my main site was Stampin’ With Gail before I started… Read More »

Moving my new RV – Or maybe Not!

Yesterday was supposed to be a big day but it didn’t go the way I had intended. I drove to Buda Texas, where Crestview RV Sales has been kind enough to let me leave my fifth wheel for a while.  The plan was to do the final walk-through to see how everything worked and then to have my new friends, Sheila and Roger tow it back to the Admiralty RV… Read More »

Gail Beezley

Big News!

Interesting title, isn’t it?  When I typed it, it was because I am going to share with you 2 samples that Lori made using the stamp set, Big News.  But it has another meaning today – today I am going to bring my RV to San Antonio!  My handyman and I will work on it this week, converting the bunkhouse into a studio, and over the next couple of weeks,… Read More »

Tax-Free in Texas This Weekend!

Don’t fight the traffic and the crowds!  You can purchase any of these from now til Sunday tax-free!! 2-way Glue (100425) Snail Adhesive (104332) Snail Refill (104331) Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026) Fast Fuse Refill (129027) Stampin’ Glue Sticks (130654) Crystal Effects (101055) Sticky Strip (104294) Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430) Glue Dots (103683) Transfer Adhesive Sheets (133722) Jumbo Sticky Rounds (127852) Shaker Frames (124155) Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755) Grid Paper (130148) Craft… Read More »

Blended Brayer

I wanted to share a gorgeous card that I am doing for Stamp Club this month: I have been in love with blending with a brayer for many years and used to make big stacks of backgrounds to have on hand for a quick card.  I almost always used glossy cardstock because the ink stays wet longer, allowing the colors to blend easier.  Sadly, Stampin’ Up! doesn’t sell glossy cardstock… Read More »

Bloom with Hope

OK, back to the new Catalog swaps!!  Today I want to share some amazing cards by June, using the stamp set, “Bloom with Hope”.  This one might actually be my favorite card of the entire swap.  The little flowers are punched, but the larger ones are hand-cut: a labor of love! Stamps: Bloom with Hope (wood: 133949, clear: 133952) Inks: Momento/Tuxedo Black (132708); Blendabilities Coastal Cabana assortment (130996) and Old… Read More »

Oh My Goodies!

I took a little creative break yesterday and put together these adorable bags – perfect for a favor or small gift. I used the All Abloom paper stack (133703) which is sized perfectly for these treats.  The paper is 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ so I didn’t need to cut it to size.  All I did was score 1″, 3″, 4″, and 6″ along the long side and 1″ along the short… Read More »

Save BIG with Big Shot Special!

This month, when you buy the Big Shot die-cutting machine, you can select a stamp & framelit bundle for FREE! (value from $36.90 to $63.90).  I love crafting with my Big Shot and can’t imagine not having it around.  With matching stamps, you can stamp all kinds of images and cut them out perfectly every time. You can make cool boxes. You can emboss amazing textures on your cards.  You… Read More »