Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Meet Lucy
the newest member of our family!
Well I did it, got a new puppy and her name is Lucy
we call her LULU. After Jade passed away
I had no plans on getting another dog,
until my daughter Maddy and I were at Wal-Mart
and they were giving these adorable puppies away for Free
I just could not say No to that adorable face!
I knew my Hubby Jason was not going to be happy.
We went to his work and I asked him to come out
to the car and he said "There better not be a puppy in the car"
and there was Lucy with Maddy!
The minute he saw her face and smelled her puppy breath
he was in Love. Now I have lost my hubby to Lucy.
The guy is crazy about her, you would think we had another baby!
He hold's her, put's her to bed in her kennel and get's down on the floor
to play with Lucy! Is it possible to loose your man to a puppy?
The kids are so excited and King and Mossimo
don't seem to mind her either.
Sorry I did not post a tutorial today, My 2 boys
that have hogged the computer's all day. I plan on waking up early to
post some christmas cards I have been working on.

Stamping Stress Away

Monday, November 23, 2009

Case A Card Monday
Good Monday Afternoon!
Every Monday I showcase a card I case from somewhere
in the crafting world. Todays card is from
Dawn McVey and her awesome Blog "My Favorite Things"
Here is Dawn's card!
Dawn is a Great artist, I visit her blog daily for ideas.
Her cards are so much fun and simple yet elegant.
Thanks so much to Dawn for inspiring me.
I'm thinking that I might have to keep this card
instead of sending it out in the mail to someone special!
I might even try to get it published!!
If that's something I can do.
Visit Dawn's Blog and see if she inspires you too.

Stamping Stress Away

I'll be back tomorrow for Tutorial Tuesday!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday Tutorial...
on Wednesday!!
Sorry I am late, I was behind on this project but love the way it turned out!!
Today's Tutorial is one of my favorites
Stationary Box Holder for 10 cards & Envelopes
It's not my idea and I would love to give credit to the person who
passes this tutorial on to me but I don't know who it is!


1.Take an 8.5" x 11" piece of card stock
score at 5" and 6 on the 11" side
turn you card stock
2.Score at 2" and 2.5" at the bottom
of the 8.5" side of cardstock

3. Cut along the score marks at the bottom up
to the 2.5". Fold up this small flap and glue down

4. Put a 1/4" hole at 3" from the top and 1/4" from the outside edges and from
the inside scores. To be sure the the cards fit, put a card in each pocket
before punching the holes.

5. Put on the front a matching design for the stationary.

6. Run ribbon thru the holes starting from the right side hole
on the front and then go to the next hole weaving in and out.

7. Place the card and envelopes (5 of  each on each side) under the ribbon.

8. Fold up bottoms. Fold together and tie ribbon.

Have fun with project I know I did and It's easy to make!
I used my new paper from the Holiday Mini  Autumn Meadows
and my new stamp set Falling Leaves from the main Stampin' Up! Catalog.


Stamping Stress Away...

Monday, November 9, 2009

Case A Card Monday
Please excuse my picture, I have been using photobucket
and don't know how to crop my pictures.
I really need to go back to picasa!
Today's card my daughter Madeline helped
me put it together. I got the idea from a card I saw
in PaperCrafts Holiday Cards 2006!
I am a magazine junky and keep all my magazines
having to do with paper crafting & scrapbooking.
The card is on page 25.
Below are the instructions.

1. Make a 6x6 size card base.
2. Punch at least 5 circles using punches of different sizes from DSPaper
3. Sketch circle on card.
(I used creating memories circle cutter as my template).
Stamp Sentiment in center,
4. Adhere largest punch circles layering with smaller circle to form a Wreath.
5. Tie ribbon in bow, adhere to card

This card is so much fun once your done making it!!

Stamping Stress Away...

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Halloween Card....
a little late!
I for got I had made this card! I used last years
Halloween Rubon's, Paired with Cast-a-Spell DSPaper.
I used a Mojo Monday card sketch
can't remember which one!
Stamping Stress Away

Thursday, November 5, 2009

November 2009
10,10,10 Class
Join me at my 10,10,10 class on November 10th
you will make 2 of each of these cards
Birthday, Sympathy, Friend, Thank You & Holiday.
Tuesday November 10, 2009
Class Fee: $10
10-1 AM
6-9 PM
My Stamp Studio
204 Lafayette Street
Locust Grove GA 30248
Please RSVP:

Looking forward to Stamping with you!
Melissa Tootle