Monday, April 27, 2009

May Class...
Okay so sorry I have not posted in a few days.
Saturday I had a Craft Fair, and it went pretty well.
It was really hot but I had a tent so that was good.
The kids came with me and had so much fun riding the rides,
joining the pie eating contest and meeting new friends!
I was so tired when we got home I laid on the couch Saturday Night
and most of the day Sunday. Jason went golfing so we skipped church.
I have not stamped since Friday...too tired!
So I made this box with these cute cards last week.
I am having so much fun with Lauren's Template!
You can see in my picture that my box is bent!
The dogs got hold of it!!! so I have had no time to make another one.
Hopefully tonight I'll have time to make a new box.
Madeline is sick, she has a sinus infection and now I think she has the flu.
So I am going to take her to the doctor. Please pray for her.
There's nothing worse then having the flu!
Here's my Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Great Friend
Card Stock: Rose Red, Whisper White, Regal Rose,
DSPaper Raspberry Tart
Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: Scalloped Edge Punch, Pearls from pretties Kit
I'll be back tomorrow with cards using Fifth Ave Floral...
stamp..create..share, Melissa

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Timeless Templates...
From The Desk Of....
I made these desk organizers yesterday! So easy to put together and I
did not even need Jason's help! Lauren Meader writes the tutorial's and sales them
for $5. Click here to purchase her templates . She has all kinds of templates.
Go take a look, she even has FREE templates too!
I have purchased lots of Lauren's Templates and I will have to say this is my favorite!
I don't know how she does it but she's AWESOME!!
She has a great blog too.
My Time, My Creations, My Stampendence
Take a look! Lauren use to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator but she is no longer with Stampin' Up! I love her energy and ideas!
Hope you will all enjoy her blog as much as I do!
I'll be back tomorrow with some classes I am working on for May!
Till then....
Stamp Alot, Melissa

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Another Card using...
Stamps from The Occasions Mini Catalog!
I just love Stampin' Up's! Designer Paper. Today I used Urban Oasis.
I LOVE Polka Dots!! and was so excited to use this paper!
The base is Basic Gray. I Stamped the Butterfly in Baja Breeze and cut it out.
I also used Oval All stamp set along with my New Scalloped Oval Punch.
I added Kiwi Kiss Striped Ribbon as an accent.
Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Oval All, Great Friend
Card Stock: Basic Gray, Urban Oasis DSPaper
Ink: Baja Breeze
Accessories: Kiwi kiss Striped Ribbon, Scalloped Oval punch
I'll be back tomorrow with a Desk set from Lauren Meader's Template!
Stamp Allot, Melissa

Customer Gifts!
I had a craft fair a few weeks ago and another one this weekend.
When I do a craft fair I always give something away if you fill out my contact form.
Well these two stamp sets are going to my newest customers!
I decorated them with ribbon and a tag. I also added the butterfly
with a glue dot. Maybe if they made a card or something they could use
the butterfly too as added embellishment!
I delivered my stamps and I know my ladies
enjoy FREE Stamps and all prettied up was an add touch.
I'll be posting another card shortly.
Sorry I was gone but I was not feeling the best.
My MS was acting up but I'm feeling way better today!
Stamp Allot, Melissa

Friday, April 17, 2009

Scrapbook in a Box!
Album in a Box too!
Well here is the inside of my box. I love this project and have given this a gift
to family member! They loved them and displayed them on there fireplace or book shelf.
I am going to be offering this as a class during May which is
National Scrapbook Month. It took me about 1 1/2 hours to put this together.
That's without adding my pictures. Which I have not added yet!
I found this Tutorial at Chiaki's Stamping Pro. She has Lot's of tutorials
she share for FREE! So click on the link above and surf her amazing tutorials!
Scrapbook in a Box Recipe:
Card Stock: Cameo Corral, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
DSPaper Walk in the Park
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Baja Breeze Button

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sneak Peak....
My May (National Scrapbook Month) Class...
Tomorrow I will share what is inside this Box!
So Come Back!

Stamp Allot! Melissa

Finally My Card Purse...
I am sorry it took so long!
and no cards to go inside (yet)!
Sometimes when I create I get side tracked by the computer
it's EVIL I tell you EVIL!!
Hopefully I'll have time tonight or tomorrow to make some matching cards.
And I will post them when they are done.
So today I worked on another project for May which if you did not know is
National Scrapbook Month!
(You'll see it in my next post)
I also get off track because there are so many talented Stampers
with Awesome BLOGS!
I see something and that's it I have to make it!!
I think I suffer from Stampers ADD...
I need more Stamps,Paper & Accessories....
OK so back to my Card Purse.
I saw this Idea on Paper Pleasing Ideas click HERE for Tutorial
Julie has an Awesome Blog and she also writes Lots of Tutorial.
Which I think is so cool and I wish I was that talented.
But like I have said before MATH SUCKS for me and I almost always need help!
So Surf Julie's BLOG for lots of Great Ideas!
Thanks Julie for posting your tutorials for FREE.
Lately other Stampin' Up! Demonstrator have been selling there
Tutorial which is fine because they do allot of work and should get paid for it.
I love anything FREE. I also buy allot of Tutorials too.
It can get expensive but that's part of the EVIL in the computer.
I used Kiwi Kiss Card Stock and
Good Morning Sunshine DSPaper

Until my next post....
Stamp Allot! Melissa

Monday, April 13, 2009

No Card Purse Today..
I'm not done yet but will show you tomorrow!
Wow my card purse is taking a little longer then planned!
I suck at measurements and always need my Hubby Jason's help.
Here's a card i just whipped up in 10 minutes.
Maybe I should call it 10 Minute Monday?
I have to be quick I have to go get the kids from school, in the rain! YUCK...
Card Recipe:
Stamps Set: Great Friend!
Card Stock: Pretty in Pink,Cameo Coral, DsPaper Raspberry Tart
Ink: Cameo Coral
Accessories: White Satin ribbon, Scalloped Oval Punch, Pearl from Pretties kit!
Rubber Hugs, Melissa

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!!
We just got back from church....
Wow I have posted 4 days in a row..
I am so proud of myself!
This is my Swap Card in Black & White
and another I made with a change in the ribbon!
Why is my picture in Black & White?
Madeline changed my camera settings and I did
not know how to change them back to normal. I was on my way to the Post Office and needed a quick picture!
So that's why it's in Black & White.
This was a Occasions Mini Swap
and of course I used
my New Favorite set Great Friend.
Are you Sick of Great Friend Yet?
I hope it make it in the New catalog in July!!
I don't like the colored photo. I think the Gingham Ribbon is too much! What do you think?
We are having family over for Easter Dinner.
I hope you have a Great Easter with your Family!!
Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Great Friend
Card Stock: Basic Gray, Baja Breeze,Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Circle Scalloped Punch, White Satin Ribbon,Circle Punch
I'll be Back Tomorrow with a Cute Purse that Holds Cards!
Rubber Hugs,Melissa

Saturday, April 11, 2009

More Great Friend!
Here's another card using my new favorite stamp set!
The Walk in the Park DSPaper is Gorgeous!
It's so Spring!!!
I also used ribbon from the Ribbon Bundle from
Sale-a-Bration in So Saffron.
Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Great Friend
Card Stock: Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Cameo Coral
DSPaper Walk in the Park
Ink: Baja Breeze, Basic Black
Accessories: So Saffron 5/8 Ribbon, Scalloped Circle Punch,
Circle Punch
I'll be back tomorrow with my Swap Card!
Rubber Hugs, Melissa

Friday, April 10, 2009

My Favorite NEW Stamp Set....
Great Friend!
From the New Occasions Mini Catalog!!
I just LOVE everything in the New Mini Catalog.
The stamps, paper & accessories are awesome.
I love the spring time, everything is blooming and the sun is shinning!
I had a chance to sit and play with my new stuff and all I can say is WOW!!
Here's a card I made using my curly label punch.
I used Baja Breeze Card Stock and Walk in the Park DSPaper.
I am in love with the Butterfly Stamp!
Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Great Friend
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Curly Label Punch, Silver Brads,
5/8 Whisper White Satin Ribbon
Rubber Hugs, Melissa

Thursday, April 9, 2009

I Suck at Time Management!!

Before I had my kids I was organized and almost always used my time wisely.
Then I started having babies in 1996 and it all went out the window.
Had my daughter in 96, my son in 97 and my youngest son in 2000!
At about the time I was having my kids the earth started spinning faster!
I so need more hours in a day. The kids are on Spring Break this week and it's been crazy!!
I love having them home but can't wait til they go back to school next Monday!
Am I the only one who has this time management problem??
If anyone has any advise please share.

Okay back to my cute little purse that holds (3) 3x3 cards or a treat!
If you click here it will take to the directions.
This is so easy to make and doesn't take a long time.
This purse is only 3" high but oh so CUTE!
I made this one for my New Recruit, Rose Vitale!
Welcome Rose! I know your just going to love Stampin' Up!
I hope you will enjoy this tutorial from Splitcaoststampers.
I used Riding Hood Red Card Stock & Washington Apple DSPaper
and for the accessories I used Riding Hood Red striped ribbon
and Brads I pick up at Micheals that matched perfectly!
I also used a Velcro dot to hold the the purse closed.
If make a purse leave a comment with a picture.
Rubber hugs, Melissa