Thursday, January 28, 2010

I {Heart} Hearts
Inspiration from February's Stampin' Success
If your a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator then you have seen
Tessa Wise's card layout's using the I {Heart} Heart stamp set.
Tessa Wise's Blog Crafty Girl has ton's of inspiration.
The artical about Tessa inspired me to make these awesome cards.
I used Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Burmuda Bay & So Saffron
for my color choices. It makes me feel like spring is in the air!
I am teaching classes at my local Hobby Lobby store.
This class includes 3 cards w/envelopes for $10

If your in the McDonough GA area
and you would love to take this class
Melissa Tootle

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Garden Whimsy
 Burmuda Bay & Soft Suede
This is an oldy but goody!
This is another one of favorite stamp sets
and it does'nt come out to play to often.
I have a feeling this set could retire this year
just my thoughts. I love making Thank You notes.
Now I just have to use them.
I love to send cards to my stamping friends
and family. My mom is moving on the 1st
and she does'nt do well with change and is having a hard time.
I wish I had the money for an airplane ticket to be with her
during her move. Some people don't welcome change.
Me....I love change and look at it like a new adventure.
If you have been watching my blog you can see we move alot!
We are not military, I just like to move.
Since my hubby Jason and have been together
(almost 15 years) we have moved 34 times.
That's crazy!! It's all ME!! Jason hates to move.
Well I am happy to report that we have been in
the same house for 1 year and we just sign another years lease.
That's incredible for me!
I love my house, the kids school and the nice warm weather.
I think we will be here for a long time.
I hope my card makes you feel happy!
Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede are such peaceful colors.
I'll be back tomorrow with a Valentine's Class
I will be teaching at Hobby Lobby!

Stamping Stress Away

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Valentine's Card
& Basket
Hello Stampers!
Here's a cute card using our new Clear Mount Stamps.
These are coolest and I am so happy to see Stampin' Up!
offer Clear Mount Stamps. Now everyone has a choice!
You don't know about our new Clear Mount Stamps?
It's the same rubber stamps mounted on a Clear Block
The rubber is repositional, so now you can stamp easier!
The clear mount stamps cost less then the wood block
 and they come in a nice slim dvd like case it's easier on storage.
 I have tried the new Clear Block Stamps
and LOVE them!!

I {Heart} Hearts
wood mount $26.95
clear mount $18.95

Stamping Stress Away

Monday, January 18, 2010

Kind Thanks
what a week I have had!
My email was hacked and I have been working
with Hotmail to correct the situation.
If you received an email from me saying I was in London
and I need money, I DID NOT SEND IT.
Someone hacked my account and sent this email to my contact list.
So I apoligize if you did get this email.
I have a new email address
I have had non stop kids at my house since Christmas break.
I am so tired of mouthy 12 & 13 year olds!!
I put my foot down and no company for the next month.
I had every intention of posting daily in 2010.
I suppose life happens.
 I have daily posts planned for the rest of the month.
Here is a very simple card using the bird from the "Always"
stamp set. I saw this card on page 142
of the 2009/Spring/Summer catalog. I love using my old
catalogs as inspiration and ideas.
I'll be back tomorrow with a Valentines card using
rub-on's and the new clear mount stamps!


Saturday, January 9, 2010

One Stamp Set
Two Cards!!
This is a new series that I will be posting on my blog Saturday Mornings!
I hope you will enjoy it!
I used the Trendy Trees Stamp Set
I  used retired paper from last years Sale-a-Bration,
and some other retired paper!(Don't know the name)
This stamp set is great, but hard to stamp.
You have to line up the tree trunk and the tree leaves.
A little tricky but after enough practice I finally got it!!
Enjoy my cards
and try to use
1 stamp set
make 2 cards!

Have a Great Saturday!
Happy Stamping


Friday, January 8, 2010

Sale-A-Bration: Jan. 5 - March 31
* For every $50 you spend on Stampin' Up! products, you will receive a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set, including clear mount options, the amazing new Scallop Trim Punch or NEW designer series paper.

NEW! In addition to the limited edition Sale-A-Bration gifts, choose from over 75 select stamp sets from the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog (listed on p. 11 of the Sale-A-Bration catalog).

*Host a Workshop of at least $300 and earn one FREE Sale-a-Bration product in addition to the generous hostess benefits.

*During Sale-A-Bration, new recruits will get 15 percent off the price of the Starter Kit (Standard or Digital+), plus, a FREE stamp set (valued up to $47.95) from the current catalogs!

Starter Kit Regular Price Sale-A-Bration Price (15% off)
Standard Starter Kit $199 15% off $169
Digital+ Starter Kit $185 15% off $157

I would love to have you join my fun Stampin Friendz Group!!
I offer a private demo blog to ensures you receive the latest
Stampin' Up! news, advice, technique and product information.
I have been with Stampin' Up! since 2001 and have lots of experience
and training to share with my downline.

Contact me for more information.

Melissa Tootle

Retired Stampin' Up! Stamps
4 sale!!

Retired Stamp Sets for Sale

1. Think Big $10

2. Crab & Company $15

3. Riveting $5

4. Big Flowers $15

5. Bunny Hugs $10

6. Lovely Labels $ 5

7. polka dots & paisley $ 5

8. zoofari $15

9. Holidays & wishes $5

10. Supersize Symbols $ 10 mounted & never used

11. hugs & wishes $5

12. Seasonal Whimsy $ 15

13. Polka Dots & Petals $ 5

14. Bud Basics $5

15. A Little Birdie Told Me $15

16. Doodle This $10

17. Artfully Asian $15

18. Big Pieces $ 10

19. Big Blooms $ 15

20. Happy Heart Day $ 15

21. Paisley 1 mounted $7 1 unmounted $10

22. Short Order Numbers Never Used and unmounted $15

23. Monogram F $5

24. Monogram M $5

25. Monogram V $5

26. Stitched Exotics $20 Mounted & Never Used

I would like to sell these retired stamp sets. If you would like a picture please email me.

I am flexible on my prices, just make me an offer!

I will ship to US & Canada email for shipping costs.

Thanks for looking

Melissa Tootle

Thursday, January 7, 2010

This Years
Christmas Card
This is my Christmas card I mailed to my family this year.
Please ignore my last post for some reason it posted the picture of Lucy & I again.
I should really be able to figure out what happened but I can't.
I am patiently waiting for Brown to deliver my new goodies from the
 Mini Catalog. It's scheduled to be delivered Monday.
I will have all kinds of goodies to share with you.
So from now till Monday I will be posting cards I made in December.
Yesterday I took some pictures of Lucy

She is getting so big! Lucy loves the camera and is such a Diva!

I wanted to show you some pictures I found on my camera when I was downloading.
My daughter Madeline and her BFF Katie love to take pictures and this is what
 happened in my house when Jason & I went Christmas shopping!

They are standing my kitchen counter!!
Got love kids!!

Have a Great Night!


Monday, January 4, 2010

Valentines Project
and a Happy New Year!
Well I am so glad the Holidays are over!
It just seems like it's so much work all for one day.
Don't get me wrong I love spending time with family.
 I just think that the world has forgotten what Christmas is all about.
It's just so commercial, just my 2 cents!
Well here is a project I just made yesterday.
I really like the way it turned out!
I am just getting back into stamping and posting on my blog.
But I plan on posting on a daily basis, so please visit me often!
Have a great night!

Here is the Tutorial for this cute box!

Stamp Set: Always
Card Stock: Orchid Opulence, Whisper White
DSPaper Cottage Wall
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Markers Orchid opulence, Circle Scalloped Punch
Satin Ribbon from Micheals