Monthly Archives: October 2014

Memory Frame – Quick & Easy!


My friend, Cindy, and I hung out yesterday and had a great “girl” day!  We went to lunch at Acadiana (great Cajun food), then went to a Half-Price Book Store Clearance Sale and browsed – could have probably spent hours there, but we had more to do….

I had seen a cute project made with a 12×12 memory frame, so earlier in the week, I went by Hobby Lobby and picked up a couple – one in cream, and one in black.  Cindy and I spent the afternoon decorating them for Christmas.  The original plan was to do them for Halloween, but we already have the wreaths we made from Stampin’ Up! kits.

So we gathered up some Designer Papers and stamps and put together our frames.  It was really easy!

If you want to copy us (we don’t mind at all!), here are some of the things we used.  You can shop for these, and more, at my Stampin’ Up! Store.

October Club Projects

I wanted to share the projects that I created for October.

October Projects

If you are in my Virtual Club, then these are the projects that you will get videos for.  If you want to make projects similar to these (same projects, possibly different supplies), and you are in the San Antonio area, then you will want to sign up for my new Crafting with Gail class at Alamo Craft Company.  I am offering the class twice to accommodate your schedule: Friday, October 17th at 1:00 OR Saturday, October 18th at 10:30.  You can sign up with me (email me at or call me at 210-684-5800) or at Alamo Craft Company (210-509-6007).  The fee for the class is $15, but the fee will be waived if you place a $35 Stampin’ Up!  order that day with me.

Space is limited, so be sure to sign up today!  Hope to see you soon.

World Cardmaking Day – 100 Cards!

With Rhonda and Kim at Alamo Craft Company, we made a goal of 100 cards to donate to a local nursing home and today, with some great help, we did it!  Over 100 cards to make over 100 people very happy!!



Be sure to put next year’s World Cardmaking Day on YOUR calendar!  The first Saturday in October.  But you don’t have to wait til then – you can make a card and mail it any day you like!

Spider Wreath

A few weeks ago, I showed you the beautiful beaded spider that came in my Frightful Wreath kit (136816):


I had finally finished the wreath and today decided that I really wanted to hang it outside, but it’s not working very well.  First, I put it on the  outside of the door:

Wreath Wreath closeup

It looked pretty good, but then the wind flipped it around and I didn’t want to lose it, so I brought it inside.  There is actually a hook on the inside of the door to hang it on, but it’s hard to see from the outside because the door is tinted:

Wreath - outside

I decided if I wanted to see it from the inside, I could flip it:

Wreath - inside

But I flipped it back so that if I get visitors,they will see it from the outside.

The kit was really fun to make and didn’t take long.  If you want one to hang on YOUR door (inside or out), get it now from my Stampin’ Up! store!

World Cardmaking Day in San Antonio

This Saturday is World Cardmaking Day, and here in San Antonio, we are celebrating by making 100 cards to give to nursing home residents.  If you want to make a difference, come down to Alamo Craft Company (near Ingram Mall next to the Fortune Cookie restaurant) this Saturday, October 4th, between 10:30 and 2:00.  Kim, Rhonda, and I are providing the supplies and you can copy our samplers or get creative.  Here are the cards that I have planned.  Very simple but they will make a huge difference to some special people!

World Cardmaking Day projects

If you need to stock up on essentials, Stampin’ Up! assorted paper packets, envelopes, ink pads, Fast Fuse adhesive (my favorite new adhesive), and select stamp sets are on sale from now through October 6th.  Don’t miss out on this great sale!  Shop at my Stampin’ Up! Store.

12 Weeks of Christmas – Just 4 hours!


In four hours, I will begin my annual 12 Weeks of Christmas program!  Each week, starting today, you will receive, as my gift to you, a FREE holiday project idea that you can make. You will get a photo of the finished project, a list of product used to make it, as well as instructions for assembly if needed.  Some will be cards, some will be holiday gifts, some will be wrapping ideas.  This is totally free as a holiday gift to you and a thank you for being on my mailing list.  But you MUST be on my mailing list.  If you are not on my mailing list by now, you will not receive all 12 weeks of the program.  To sign up for my mailing list, just enter your name and e-mail address in the boxes to the right and click the Submit button.  Easy!