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 »

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… Read More »

October Club Projects

I wanted to share the projects that I created for October. 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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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: It looked pretty good, but then the wind flipped it around and I didn’t want to lose it,… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

Hamburger Box Die & Daily Deals

Every week, Stampin’ Up! offers several products on sale, and I LOVE that the Hamburger Box die is on sale this week – regularly $42.95, this week for $32.21!!!  Here are some ideas using it.  See that big box in the front?  I used a folded-over piece of cardstock in the die to make the box super-sized!  I will be making a video showing how next week, so be sure… Read More »