Faith Collection

My favorite collection from the Fun Stamper's Journey catalog is the Faith Collection. I was so excited at convention when this collection was announced and demonstrated.

Here are some cards that I made using the new Faith Journey sets.

Make sure you use layers and dimension to give your cards that extra special touch.

Also, try using the patterned paper that matches your sets and the fun accessories like the splash.

And, never, ever neglect the insides of your cards. Always do something inside the card even if it is just gluing a smaller piece of white cardstock so that the sender has a place to write a legible note.


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God is Light

God is Light stamp set can be purchased here:














Trust the Lord


Trust the Lord stamp set can be purchased here:













Through the stormThrough the Storm stamp set can be purchased here:











 Faith Journey Prints

Faith Journey prints can be purchased here:

Faith Journey prints is a set of 24 sheets of 12"x12" paper. There are four each of six designs. Each paper is double sided. The paper is a thick 65lb weight.

Change is in the Air

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GOOD NEWS!!! The fun is back and so is my love of creating and sharing. I am so excited to share with you all of the projects that I am making with these great products from Fun Stamper's Journey.

 I am now a coach for Fun Stamper's Journey. So, join me on the new page and let your fun journey begin as well.

Check out my website, order yourself an Inspiration Book (over 300 pages!!!) and join me on this journey.


Monogram Note Card Class

Christmas is coming! Are there people on your list who are difficult to buy for? I'm having a class that  Monogram cards (1)
may interest you. This class is to make a set of Monogrammed Note cards. I like to use these for coworkers, teachers and acquaintances.

In this class you will make a set of 8 note cards with the monogram of your choice. But, more importantly, you will learn how to make more of these cards on your own, at home for a fraction of the cost.

Class fee is $15 and includes all the supplies, plus complete instructions so you can make more at home.

Class will be held on Tuesday, December 6th at 6:30 p.m. and again on Saturday, December 10th at 1:00 p.m.

Please send me a message, or leave a comment here if you would like to attend. Space is limited to 6 participants per class. Class is held at my home in Kokomo, near St. Joseph Hospital. Monogram cards (9)

***I have been a professional crafting instructor for over 10 years. I use only high quality, acid and lignin free products. We are non-smoking, pet free (for now anyway), home.

Meijer Canvas Print

I had a professional photo that was taken at Disney World this past year. I had the copyright with me and I went to Meijer to order my canvas print.

You sit at the kiosk and place your order. The process was easy and only took a few minutes. Upon finishing your order you take the receipt to the counter and are given a time and day to pick up the canvas. For me, the pick up time was about 24 hours later.

When I picked up my canvas, I was very disappointed. In our picture we are standing in front of Cinderella's castle. Tinkerbell is in the upper corner and there are words along the bottom of our photo. Neither of those things are showing in our photo.

I realize that there will be some details lost in wrapping the print around the frame, but I think the kiosk should show you what you will lose. I definitely would have chosen a different picture.

Other than the fact that I do not like what was cut off, the print is just okay. The colors are a little weird.

I received a coupon to receive this print for free. I am a BzzAgent and this was the latest product that I was asked to review.Bzzagent canvas comparison

Jolliest Time of the Year

Snowman Yes, I'm thinking about cold and snow already. Yesterday and today it was near 100 degrees here in Indiana. I think a little cool weather would be welcome right about now.

This stamp set, Jolliest Time of the Year, is an oldie, but a goodie. If you like it, you can still order it directly from my online shopping site, or by contacting me directly to place an order for you. 

I stamped the snowman in Black Stazon ink and colored him in with Stam 
pin' Write Markers. I used Melon Mambo, Bashful Blue, Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink and Only Orange.

I cut the snowman out in a circle using my Stampin' Up circle cutter. I positioned the circle, hanging off the edge of the bashful blue cardstock and trimmed the edges even with my Stampin' Up Tabletop Cutter (which I LOVE!!!).

The little strip of Melon Mambo cardstock was run through the Big Shot machine with the Flurries embossing folder and the edge was punched with the Scallop Trim Border.

To make the shimmery background on the Bashful Blue cardstock, I used the Frost White shimmer paint. I poured a little on a plastic lid, added a little water and then used a scrunched up piece of plastic wrap as a dauber.

The card itself is Basic Gray.

I hope you enjoyed it.

If you wish to order any supplies, please go directly to my website and click on the "Shop Now" button in the upper right hand corner.


a Card made with My Digital Studio

This is a card that I made using LoveMy Digital Studio. It is a Stampin' Up computer program that is used to make all types of projects, using your computer and your printer, or the professional printing service that Stampin' Up has made available.

  The nice thing about the digital files you can purchase for My Digital Studio, is that you can resize them to fit whatever size project you like. This was originally distributed as a 12x12 scrapbook page.

   If you would like to see a scrapbook page that has been made with this file, make sure to sign up for my newsletter, as I have a great sample in there of it. (to sign up send me a note with your email address).



SU Only Challenge - Retired Stamp Set

Every year when the Stampin' Up catalog comes out, there are number of stamp sets that retire. This means you won't be able to purchase them again after the catalog is gone. For the most part, I get rid of all of those sets, to make way for some new ones. There are still a few stamp sets left my retired shelves.

Elegant Inspirations - because it is just beautiful and I love the scriptures. It is my go to set for wedding and thinking of you cards.

Watercolor Garden II - a beautiful floral set that is so easy to use. Two step stamping and nothing else is needed to make a quick beauty with this set.

Stampin' Fun for Everyone - I haven'[t used this set but once or twice, but it is one of those that I just keep thinking I might, because it is so much fun.

Anyway, I could on for a little while about which sets I still have and love, but on to the challenge.

This SUO Challenge is to use your favorite retired stamp set to make a card. I must say that this was a tough challenge. I have so many retired stamp sets that I love. I chose to use Cowboy Kid. I have a little boy and this set is just so cute for cards for his friends.


Click on over to the SUOnly Challenge and play along.

SUOnly Challenge - Wheels

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Are you wondering why we are doing a "wheel" challenge and my card has no wheels on it? Well, this card was made with one stamp (the words) and one wheel (for the border of cupcakes as well as the background of cupcakes).

I love to use Stampin' Up wheels on my projects. This one is especially cute and useful. For the border, I wheeled the image in basic black and then colored it in with my markers. For the background, I wheeled with Baja Breeze ink on Baja Breeze cardstock.

TIP: Whenever I wheel a background, I always go on the diagonal. That way, if you are not perfectly straight you cannot see the mistakes nearly as much as if you go horizontally or vertically.

If you want to order Stampin' UP products, please see my demonstrator website.

Classes for Stampin' Up demonstrators

I have been teaching crafting classes for over 10 years. It is hard to believe it has been that long, but I started doing so before my great nephew Skylar was born and he is a teenager now.

In all of my years as a craft teacher I've enjoyed the teaching, but sometimes I just want to feel like the student. I want someone to sit down and show me a new way to tie a knot, or some cut little trick to make filler for gift baskets from my left over cardstock. That is why I am SO excited about a new site that I was introduced to just a few weeks ago. The site is called Paper Crafter's Library.

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The Paper Crafter's Library has examples, samples, videos, handouts, projects, Q&A and so much more. The site is run by Andrea Wolford and her sister Sophie.

They post beautiful samples, along with videos to explain exactly how they did the project. My watercoloring has gotten so much better just by watching these videos.

Please take a few minutes to check it out. Membership is only $14.95 a month and it is well worth it. I have done a lot of different boot camps, stamp camps, etc. in my years as a crafter and I can tell you that this subscription is worth $100's every month.


Here is a card that we made in my class on Tuesday night.

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I got the idea from the Paper Crafter's Library. I watched a video of the card being made, which helped me to help my customers who can't "randomly" stamp without a plan. It also gave me a great tip for my faux bow. I changed the colors and the sayings, but I used the measurements from the PDF file that came with the sample and the video. Class prep was EASY and the card is beautiful.

Please give it a chance. Let yourself enjoy being the student for a change.