Monday, December 04, 2017

Stamping Class & Grand Opening

Create four rubber stamped cards designed by me with products from Fun Stampers Journey. You'll get a peek at the brand new 2018 Bloom This Way seasonal catalog. We'll be playing with Silks, sponges, sparkles and sequins!

This class is offered at 4795 W Emerald St, Suite J; Boise, Idaho 83706 (near the corner of Orchard and Emerald) on Sunday, Jan. 14th at 2:00 PM and again on Monday, Jan. 15th at 6:00 PM.
$15 for four cards w/ envelopes (and $5 off $30 purchase)
$ 6 for each additional paper/embellishment/envelope kit for four more cards
If you have basic supplies like adhesive, sharp scissors, tweezers and the like, please bring them. Supplies will be available for use in class, too.
Registration and payment in advance are necessary by January 3rd so I can order supplies and cut everything needed. Please let me know which session you'll be attending. Seats are limited, and will be on a first paid, first seated basis. You can join the Facebook Event here.
Love is the theme, but they're not all Valentines. Alternate sentiments will be available during class if you want the project to say "Thank you" or "Thinking of You" -- or you can choose to leave the sentiment blank and add one on your own.
Can't wait to stamp with you!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Start YOUR Very Own Journey

I'm a bargain shopper, and I'm not sure I know how to convey what a terrific deal this is. The actual retail value varies because there are different stamp set and die set options you could choose, so I'll give an example. The dies I chose for my kit were $39.99. Check this out:

Kit Value Example
 $39.99  Butterflies die set
 $15.90  Full-size Ink Pads (2)
 $  6.95  White Liner Tape
 $  6.95  Journey Glaze
 $  5.95  Natural Twine (68 yards)
 $  8.95  ATS-size stamp set
 $  5.95  Stamp Cleaner
 $  5.95  Journey Sparkle Dust glitter
 $12.95  Annual Catalog
 $  3.95  Seasonal Catalog
 $17.95  Summer Garden stamp set
 $19.95  Planner Sketch stamp set
 $  6.95  80lb. cover cardstock in Whip Cream (25 sheets)
 $  6.50  80lb. cover cardstock in 12 assorted colors solid-core (24 sheets)

$50 is less than 1/3rd the cost of purchasing these items separately.  Isn't that a steal?

What's the catch? NONE. You can get the kit and walk away. You could choose to make a business out of it. Who couldn't use some extra cash around the holidays? You could decide to purchase items for yourself at the generous coach discount. The quarterly minimum is the lowest in the industry -- only $150 -- and since you're starting in the fourth quarter, you don't need to meet the quarterly minimum to stay active until March 31, 2018.

There are some other kit options. See those here:  KIT OPTIONS
More information & FAQ at

Don't forget to add my Journey Coach number 10224 to your sign-up form. That way you'll be eligible for the free training and mentoring that I provide for my team, in addition to the support provided directly by Fun Stampers Journey.

Please contact me if I can answer any questions for you. Are you local to the Treasure Valley in Idaho? Let's meet up so I can show you how awesome the cardstock and inks are! I want to help you start your journey!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The Beginning of a Journey

Here we go! I am officially Coach #10224, and my Fun Stampers Journey kit has arrived:

     A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
                 Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu
                 Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC) 
I've started working on my first card. I chose to color the flower like a daisy, my mom's favorite.  I used the Journey Glaze on the center, after coloring it.

I was talking to my dad about this daisy card last night. I told him that it was turning out so well that I was afraid to touch it anymore because I didn't want to mess it up.  That doesn't sound like me, does it?  No!  I tell myself:
  • Every mistake is an opportunity for embellishment.
  • The card recipient doesn't have any idea what I originally had in mind. 
My site is   Thanks for your visit & Happy Stamping!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Growing in Unity Blog Hop

Hi Stampers!  Welcome to Stop #1 on today's Growing in Unity Blog Hop!  If you arrived from the Unity Blog, you're in the right place!  Each of the stops on this hop belongs to one of the lucky ladies who served as Growing in Unity gals over the last month or so.  We're big Unity Stamp Company fans!
My project features stamps from the May 2016 Kit of the Month shown here:
 May 2016 Kit of the Month
The card is fairly simple and easy to reproduce.  It incorporates light pinks and minty green.  I colored in the heart on the cup with a pink Copic marker.
I'm not a coffee person by any means, but the buzz surrounding the Unicorn Frappuccino from Starbucks was undeniable.  Did you get to try one?
Thanks for visiting!  Please don't forget to leave a comment here, on the other hop blogs and on the Unity blog for the most chances to win. Winners have been drawn and announced.  Thank you!
Happy Stamping & Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

GIU Week Winners

Congratulations are in order!  I have two lucky winners to announce, and each will win a grab-bag of high-quality stamps from Unity Stamp Company.

Let's have a round of applause for:


Their mailing addresses have been sent to Unity, and their grab-bags should be arriving soon.

Thanks so much for all of the commenters and visitors during my Growing In Unity week!  Happy Stamping!

Friday, March 03, 2017

GIU - Growing In Unity Gal Friday

Is it really Friday already? I have been featuring stamps from Unity Stamp Company on this blog each day this week.

I acquired the cupcake and sentiment stamps for this card separately. I love cupcakes, so that one was in my collection. The sentiment, "Happy 29th Birthday AGAIN!", was a joke at our house. Usually, it's the ladies who hide their ages. My husband, however, decided that he wasn't going to turn 30 either. We're both 29 with over a decade of experience, but who's counting, right?
I decided to share two photos of this card with you. I had a very difficult time getting the beautiful gold foil balloons on this card to show their shine. On the photo above, they look green and black. I see this often in magazines, too, where special things like glitter, gloss, sequins and foil just don't show up like they do in person.

TIP:  Did you know that Unity has sentiments like the one used in today's card for ridiculously low prices?  There have a wonderful variety of single sentiment stamps that have a regular price of under $3.00.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!  Happy Stamping!

Thursday, March 02, 2017

GIU - Growing In Unity Gal Thursday

I am featuring stamps from Unity Stamp Company on this blog each day this week.
Today's project features stamps from the Lilacs & Birthdays {Floral Collage} stamp set. The lilacs in this set are so delicate and lovely, aren't they? 
Today's card is so CAS, it's free of embellishments and patterned papers! There's just a cardstock flag (thanks to a My Favorite Things pierced flag STAX die) and some inking around the edges. I considered adding at least a dozen different things, but decided in the end to let the image speak for itself.
I love lilacs, but I don't remember seeing them in South Florida when I was growing up. We have a beautiful lilac bush in our yard now, and I love when it blooms. They look great and smell even better!
Thanks so much for visiting today. See you tomorrow. Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

GIU - Growing In Unity Gal Wednesday

I am featuring stamps from Unity Stamp Company on this blog each day this week.
Back to my typical CAS style today! This card features stamps from the "Simply Magical" KOM from 11/09.
The moment I saw this typewriter patterned paper from Doodlebug's Flea Market line, I knew immediately that I'd be making at least one project with this pair of Unity stamps.
It's been a long time since I've used a typewriter. I remember we that had an IBM Selectric II at home for a long while, but it's been at least 20 years. How long has it been since you've used a typewriter?  And how about those rooms full of typewriters in high school? I'll have to find my yearbook to remember the typing teacher's name. She'd call out "K I K space K I K space" and we'd all try not to peek at our fingers while we typed in unison. I never in a million years would have thought I'd be touch-typing as quickly as I do now.
Thanks so much for visiting today. See you tomorrow. Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

GIU - Growing In Unity Gal Tuesday

I am featuring stamps from Unity Stamp Company on this blog each day this week.
Today I'm sharing a project using another beautiful Unity stamp set, Take Care of You. The daisy was my mom's favorite flower. I originally chose the stamp set because it featured a pretty daisy, but I haven't used the daisy itself yet.  This project features a sentiment from the set and the neat hexagon pattern that forms part of the daisy's background.  
This particular card has a lot more embellishments than I typically use.  It has two different washi tapes, the cardboard dress form, metallic thread, black mesh fabric, a button and silk ribbon.
You know what I just realized about this card? It doesn't use the daisy that my mom would have loved, but its theme is sewing and she was so good at it! I didn't start stamping until after she passed away, so I often wonder if she would have joined me. She was very crafty, after all.

For me, this card is a terrific example of the versatility of many of Unity's stamp sets.  Sure, the set features a daisy, but there's so much more to enjoy!
Thanks so much for visiting today.  See you tomorrow. Happy Stamping!


Monday, February 27, 2017

GIU - Growing In Unity Gal Monday

This is such an exciting week for me! I'm am the Veteran Growing In Unity Gal this week, and that means I'm going to be featuring stamps from Unity Stamp Company on this blog each day this week. 

Today's project features one of the most beautiful and elegant Unity stamp sets, Let Your Dreams Bloom. I'm mostly a CAS (Clean and Simple) stamper. For me, the simplicity lets the focal image shine.
Buttons are a fairly common embellishment, but I added two little touches to make the card more visually interesting. First, rather than mounting the focal image on a panel that was the same size on all sides, I placed it on a two-sided patterned paper rectangle with extra length on the left-hand side. This allowed for the folded over section with the diagonal stripes. Second, rather than just threading the two buttons, I unraveled the twine that tied them to create a bow-like effect.
What do you think of two-sided patterned papers?  It's often difficult for me to choose one side or the other -- I like them both!
Thanks so much for visiting today.  See you tomorrow. Happy Stamping!