Sunday, November 4, 2012

Blog Candy Winner

Thanks to everyone who joined us on the Jacksonville STARZ Blog Hop and all the wonderful comments. The blog candy winner was selected using The winner is...Deanie. I will be sending you a private email to get the address to send it to you! Thank you!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Jacksonville STARZ Blog Hop

Welcome to my Blog and the First Jacksonville STARZ Blog Hop! We are so excited you are here and look forward to sharing with you.
I would like to share with you my Stampin' Up! family tree. This tree shows my first level downline (demonstrators who have signed up with me directly). As you can see there are blank spaces if you would like to join my Stampin' Up! family...and now is the perfect time to do it (more details below).


See what a $99 investment can do for you!
  • The Stampin' Up! Demonstrator starter kit is $99.00. It gives you $125.00 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice and business supplies to get you started.
  • The current demonstrator sign up special being offered by Stampin’ Up! is a FREE set of 10 ink pads in addition to your starter kit… your choice of color family (excluding neutrals). This is a $49.95 value and you do not pay shipping or tax.
There is also a hostess special this month. 
  • If you hostess a workshop totaling $450.00 in merchandise you will receive a FREE set of 10 stamp pads (color family of your choice of subltles, brights or regals (excluding neutrals) another $49.95 value (if you would like to book a party let me know).
But can combine these two promotions. 
  • Sign up this month to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and get your FREE set of 10 ink pads. Then be your own hostess for your first party. With sales of $450.00 from that party you will receive another 10 ink pads for FREE and $65.00 in FREE hostess merchandise and 1 item for half price! What a great way to start your business for a $99.00 investment.
But that is not all!!!
My upline Lee Conrey will add to that…..she will send you a Magic Bow Maker or a set of (3) Card Stands just for signing up with me. How awesome is that!
 Card StandsMagic Bow Maker
    Now onto the Blog Hop..Here is my Card Share and my Blog Candy!
    I found this card online last year and I cannot remember who made the original. I loved it so much that I had to make one of my own. That is another great thing about Stampin' Up!...we share and inspire each other!
    The stamp set for this card is Pennant Parade. The colors are always artichoke and cherry cobbler with accent colors of more mustard and garden green.
Here is my blog candy...two packs of cardstock (real red and night of navy). 
All you have to do is leave me a comment with your contact information and I will have a drawing for the winner on Sunday (11/4).
Click on the links to continue your Blog Hop or go to the end of the blog
and click on Lisa Loves to Stamp
    I appreciate you visiting! I would like to introduce you to Lisa Tyndall from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida - Lisa  Loves to Stamp
Happy Stamping!!!


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Treats

I LOVE HALLOWEEN!!! I made candy corn treat bags for the trunk or treat at Alex's preschool this morning. I used the hostess set Mixed Medley along with some punches and the treat sacks from Stampin' Up!.
I also decided to make something for the teachers and staff at the preschool. I used the stamp set Greeting Card Kids (I told you I LOVE this set) and Howlstooth and Scaringbone Designer Paper. I colored the little girls using my aquapainter and reinkers. I really like the way you can shade with this technique and how great the colors look.
Inside each bag is one instant coffee pouch and a biscotti. I thought the teachers would enjoy this treat more than candy!
Happy Halloween!!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Gift Card Holders

It is time to start thinking of cute ways to package gift cards you might be giving this holiday season. Here are some cute ones made using envelopes! So easy and a definite WOW!!!
Slide the band off and the inside has two pockets, one for a note and the other has a lip to place the gift card into and a circle to write the amount. 
 Here is the side view showing the pockets.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Christmas Blessings


I love this stamp set (Greeting Card Kids) and color combination (Real Red, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade and Whisper White). This is the card I did for our last "Stamping for Charity" event for the Alzheimer's Association.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Do you have someone on your holiday shopping list that you have no idea what to get for them? What about four beautiful handmade cards with a matching box?

I will be offering a class to make these cards and box on Sunday September 30, 2012 from 1:00pm-4:00pm. The cost is $25.00 and includes supplies. Please bring your own adhesive and scissors. If you would like to attend this class, order a kit to make your own or even order the finished product please let me know!

Monday, September 3, 2012

It has been a busy summer! I plan to post more often in the coming weeks! I want to share some pictures of the cards we will be making a Christmas stamp-a-stack event on Saturday September 22, 2012 at Blue Water Storage Center. Everyone who attends will make TWO each of ALL SIX cards plus we will serve lunch catered by Philly Connection.

The cost is $25.00 per person. Please bring your own adhesive and scissors. RSVP for this event. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

End of Year Teacher Gifts

 I am hooked on these! I made two more purses as end of year gifts for Alex's preschool teachers. I made them for the entire class to put their cards into the purse and everyone chipped in for a gift card to be placed in the wallet. It is so fun to make these!
Then I couldn't stop! I decided to make each teacher a mini album with pictures of all the kids in the class.
They close small and flat but when opened the pages come out in an accordian style.
That is my Alex on the end!
Each one has this poem on the inside.
I am hoping to spend more time stamping this summer and keeping up with this blog.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Teacher Appreciation

This week is teacher appreciation at Alex's preschool. I did not have a chance to do much (yet) but I did volunteer to provide vases for the teacher's and director's flowers. Each child brought in a few flowers to fill these vases. I could not just send plain vases though....I had to get some stamps and ribbon out.

The name of the class is "Buzzing Bee's" and so here is what I made last year...I guess I need to step it up this year!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Pretty Paper Desk Organizer

I want to share a project I started last week, and finally finished. My Stampin' Up! up line Janet White ( had a group of her down line over to her house last week. I am not sure where she found the idea to make these but she taught us how to make them and then we each made our own.
 This was a simple project to do but took me a bit longer because I had Alex with me while trying to create it. Each compartment was made using Stampin' Up!'s milk carton die and the Big Shot. We used Stampin’ Up! Designer Series paper to cover the compartments and make it look like it is a single piece. As you can probably tell I am a fan of black and white and I love it with pink and red. I made the flowers with Melon Mambo cardstock and silver glimmer paper. I used Stampin' Up!'s five petal punch (which is retiring this month) to punch the flowers and a small circle punch for the middle then pieced them together with a silver mini brad.
This is another project I thought would be great to make as a gift set for someone. Maybe with a post it notes holder or an embellished notebook or a calendar? You might be seeing more of these in the future from me.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Another Purse

Here is another paper purse ( This is one that is on display at the library. I was thinking I might offer a class to make these. Anyone interested?

Library Display

I love the libraries here in Jacksonville. There are so many branches around town that it is always convenient to stop by one and rent a few kids DVD's and get some new stories to read. My four year old will either get "stuck" on a book and we read it over and over or he will decide he only wants to read a "new" book and even though he has quite a collection of books none of them will do. So we spend A LOT of time at the library.

While I was in the Southeast branch a few months ago I noticed they have a display case right as you walk in the front door.

There was a sign that said you could sign up to display your hobby or craft. I signed up and set up my display on Saturday. It will be there for at least a month for all to enjoy. Stop by and see it if you are in the area!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Going...Going...Gone! Retiring Stampin' Up! Products

The list is here! A lot of stamp sets and accessories are being retired! Take a look and see if any of these items are on your wish list. You will want to make sure to purchase them ASAP. They are only available while supplies last or until May 31, 2012.
Several accessories are discounted up to 70% off!!!
Notice that some accessories (like ink pads) are on the list but noted as being reconfigured. This just means it is being made better!
Contact me if you have any questions or to place your order.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Purse and Wallet

I have a project to share. I made this purse and wallet set for a friend to give some gift certificates. I got the tutorial for the purse from Becky ( I LOVE this purse! I think the wallet alone would make a great way to give some gift certificates for the Holidays or a birthday, graduation even.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

First Post

I made the decision to start a blog to share some of my creativity and ideas. I was not sure where to start and I am still not sure if I am doing things correctly. So this will be a work in progress...thanks for joining me.