Playful Polka Dots Photo Box & Easel!

Here's a pretty little photo box and easel to store and display your favorite photos!  The photo storage box and easel are a great gift for grandparents, teachers, etc.!  This is also a fun summer class, club or workshop project!



To get the instructions for this fun summer project designed by Sherry, just head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to July.

Posted on : Jul 16 2011


Here is another card that I made using my new stamping goodies!!  I used the Elebration a la carte stamp found on page 18 of the catalog and the new Stripes textured impressions embossing folder found on page 218!



Over on my Sister's in Stamping blog today we're focusing on new Big Shot items so you'll want to head over there and see what my stamping sisters created!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!

Posted on : Jul 15 2011

Birthday Hat Favor Box & Card!

Add a fun touch to your next Birthday party with these Birthday Hat Favor Boxes!  They look so cute lined up in an assortment of colors from the same Designer Series Paper pack.  The matching card is perfect for you to give to your Birthday boy or girl or change the greeting to a "You're Invited" for a coordinating party invitation!



To get the instructions for this great party project designed by Julie, just head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to July!

Posted on : Jul 13 2011

Clam Chowder Recipe Page!

Here's another recipe page from our recipe book class.  Everyone made 20 recipe pages, and we had several of the recipes made, that we munched on through out the day!  Fun, food, friends, and stamping! 




Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Posted on : Jul 12 2011

Field Flowers!

I can never get enough flower sets, so whenever a new Idea Book & Catalog or Mini Catalog come out, I immediately gravitate towards the flower sets.  This new catalog is no exception and when I saw the Field Flowers set on page 120, I knew I just had to have it!  I also used the new Calypso Coral In Color card stock and ruffled ribbon, and the First Edition Designer Series Paper to give it a vintage look.


If you would like to order this set, please call or email me, OR remember you can shop online from the comfort of your home by clicking on the Shop Now button!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Posted on : Jul 11 2011

Under the Stars Summer Vacation – Bonus Project!

Here is a great project using a camping/summer vacation theme.  The card looks like a suitcase when closed and when you open it up, the camping/summer vacation items pop up!  There is even a spot to place a gift card inside the tent!  Use the card as a camping themed party invitation or as a gift card holder!  Included in the project are instructions for making the cute s'mores party favor and the bug spray water bottle decoration!



To get the instructions for Lorri’s bonus project, just head on over to Craft Project Central subscribe to July, and meet one of the other bonus project requirements of, subscribing to two or more months in a row, putting the Craft Project Central badge/blinkie on your blog, or referring a friend and letting them know when your friend subscribes!

Posted on : Jul 10 2011

Waikiki Aquarium!

I took the kids to the Waikiki Aquarium this week and again Jacie confiscated my camera!!  All pictures taken by my little photographer in training (besides the two pictures that she is in)!


Jacie with a big grouper behind her on the bottom right.


Jacie and Craig holding little hermit crabs.


Our state fish, humuhumunukunukuapuaa. 







Have a fabulous weekend!!

Posted on : Jul 09 2011

Precious Butterflies!

I just received my first order from the new catalog today (besides the few items that we as demonstrators were able to pre-order in June), and I made this card using one of the new hostess sets, Precious Butterflies!  Over at my Sisters in Stamping blog this week we're showcasing the new hostess sets, so you'll want to head over there and see what my stamping sisters created! 




Speaking of hostess sets, the hostess benefit program changed with the new catalog!  I love the way the new benefits work.  I think hostesses now get even more great benefits when doing an in-home or catalog workshop!!  For example, before if I did a $150 workshop, as a hostess I would get $15 in free product from the catalog, and a Level 1 hostess set.  Now a hostess of a $150 workshop gets $25 that they can spend anyway they want from the catalog, including purchasing great new hostess sets!



If you'd like to place an order, host an in-home or catalog workshop, please feel free to call or email me or place your order from the comfort of your home 24/7, at my web site,!


Have a great weekend!!

Posted on : Jul 08 2011

Delicate Doilies Accordion Purse & Cards!

This pretty accordion purse makes the perfect handmade gift!  Who wouldn't love to receive a pretty handmade purse with matching cards inside?!  In addition to being a great gift, this is a quick and easy class and club project!  This fun project includes Instructions for both the purse and the matching cards!



To get the instructions for this pretty project designed by Laurie, just head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to July!

Posted on : Jul 07 2011

Honolulu Zoo!

Taking advantage of the beautiful summer and no summer school, the kids and I are trying to go on a fun outing at least once a week.  Here are a couple pictures from our recent trip to the Honolulu Zoo.  Jacie confiscated my camera and besides the first picture with them standing in front of the Zoo entrance, she took the rest of the pictures!  When my camera battery finally died, she used my phone to take a bunch more!! 


Craig (10), Alexa (13), and Jacie (7)


This elephant kept throwing dirt on itself?  I Googled it to find out why and found out it is to try and keep cool and keep the bugs off.


Another great shot of the elephants by Jacie.


Oh, oh.  I forgot what type of monkey this is.  They all started calling and making noises that sounded like kids yelling.  It was weird.  When we were first walking up to the exhibit, we all thought that it actually was kids yelling to the monkeys?!


Turtles on a log.  They were so still that Jacie thought they were fake.  We couldn't convince her that they were real until one plopped off into the water. 


Craig (goofy smile) and Alexa (pretty smile).  And yes, Craig does have a little mohawk going on!!  His older cousin Nicole was trimming his hair (with a shaver), and goofing around made the mohawk.  Mom and dad said he could keep it for a couple days, and then it's coming off!!


Thanks for stopping by to visit!  Hope you're having a great summer too!!



Posted on : Jul 06 2011