A website to inspire creativity.

I am a Stampin' Up demonstrator and use mostly SU products on my projects. If you see something you like, you can contact me for more info on it or go directly to the site (see link). Disclosure: I am an independant demonstrator and SU does not endorse my tutorial site.

If you'd like to order something I can help with that too! If you need further instructions on how to make a project seen here, let me know; I'm always happy to help!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Help Me Help the Humane Society

Hello fellow crafters! I'm not posting a tutorial today, fall is my busiest season and I'm having a hard time getting edited right now. I'll post as soon as I'm able to. BUT, I do have a little something special that I'd like you all to know about.

From amber

I have a very special offer for November and the first part of December!!

I've made some doggie bags for our little furry friends to enjoy and every bag that's sold will benefit both your dog (yummy treats!) and the Humane Society. I will donate $1 from every bag that I sell directly to the Humane Society! I've spoken with the director there and she's very excited at the prospect of this fundraiser. The bags are filled with crunchy bones and will fit well into a holiday stocking and they even make a great everyday gift for your pet! Think about buying one for your dog, your neighbor's dog, your family and friends that have pets...this is such an important thing to do, we can't forget about all of the animals who suffer because of human neglect, let’s try to raise as much money as possible to help them out! Can you help me help them? Bags are just $2 each or you can buy 3 for $5! If you live in the Hampton Roads area you can contact me to see where they're sold around town or you can come see me at one of the fall craft shows to pick one up. If you don’t live in my area, I’ve set up a PayPal link on my website that will help make your purchase go smoothly. Thanks for your help, every dollar makes a difference!


804.824.9488 or 231.638.3568

Please help me out by passing this on to anyone else that you think may be interested, I’m a one-woman show and my contacts are limited.

If you are a business owner and you’d like to have some for sale in your store, please contact me ASAP since this is a limited time special!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Here's How to Use Your SU Scallop Edge Punch

I thought I'd do a quick tool tutorial for those of you who are in need of some instruction with the Stampin' Up Scallop Edge Punch. I'll show you something decorative that you can make in just 4 punches and also how to use it to make a border or edge. In the last clip, you'll notice a paper sliver on the end of my border, it's perfectly normal and just snips off w/o affecting the scallops at all. Let's punch!!

You'll need:

A Stampin' Up Scallop Edge Punch
Paper scraps

Let's make an interactive card!

I've been gone for a long time, haven't I? I haven't forgotten all of you, I just haven't had time to post any tutorials lately. Then, when I did film a couple, I forgot how to convert the video file on my computer and had to have a lesson again from my (patient) husband. *eye roll* In this tutorial, I'll show you how to make an interactive card that's really fun!

You'll need:
5 1/2" x 8 1/2" cardstock, folded
5 1/4" x 4" cardstock mat
5" x 3 3/4" light colored cardstock for card front
Word Window Punch (Stampin' Up)
2 pennies

Ready? Let's do it!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Let's make an owl!

Most of you probably saw these cute little owl all over the place this past fall. I was too busy then to post a tutorial however, so now you can have a fall tutorial in the winter. (Think of it as me being really prepared for NEXT fall!) They're great for masculine cards and can really be used year-round.

Don't Eat That Chocolate!!!

Hi everyone! Today's tutorial is really neat, we're making faux chocolate bars. Faux as in fake, as in not real, as in don't eat it!! These little chocolate bars look great on a card front or as an embelishment on a scrapbook page. The paper measurements are the ones that I use, but you can use any size as long as it's rectangular. Have fun!!

Thanks to the person who left a comment below I was able to find out who the idea did indeed come from! I'd taken notes on paper and forgotten where it originated. It must have been Dawn's.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Upcoming Card Swap!!

Always wanted to join a card swap? Looking for new ideas for your old stamp sets? Need some new techniques to freshen things up? Then I'm glad that you're reading this because we need you! I'm looking for a few more people to join in our upcoming swap. It will be a six month long swap with each person sending cards out once a month to all swappers in the group. I'm keeping the group/s manageable with about 5 people in each. Once I have everyone's contact info I'll send out the rules so that everyone is on a level field when we start. If you're interested, email me and let me know! It'll be a great way to bring in the new year!! (And besides, we all love to get handmade cards in the mail, it's a nice change from the usual junkmail and bills!)

You can look for a tutorial to be posted in the next couple of days. Now that the holidays are over with I have some more free time again to do the fun things...like tutorials!!