Holiday Extravaganza Sale


Check out the HUGE sale that Stampin' Up! is having. Click to see the sale items. Then click the SHOP NOW button at the top of the screen to take you to see the items that are on sale. These items will not last long so place your order with me soon. If you want you can call me or e-mail me your order and I can place it for you.
I can also send you a PDF file with the sale items.

Happy Shopping!

Another Expresso Yourself Night added to calendar


Due to popular request I have added another Expresso Yourself Night to the calendar.
Tuesday, Dec. 2nd will be the last one until January. Come and work on some last minute holiday gift projects. I have recently purchased another Big Shot die cutter so more of you can use one at a time. I have also purchased a few more dies for you to use.
Starting in January I am planning to have a Tuesday technique night during Expresso Yourself night. I will teach you a fun technique that you can use on your papercraft projects and you will also have the opportunity to make a project using the technique.
Looking forward to the new year and some new ideas come.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. Blessings, Diane

Almost Thanksgiving Day


I can hardly believe that Thanksgiving Day is almost here. I bought my turkey this weekend and it is now thawing. I am looking forward to all the delicious food prepared for the day. As I prepare for the day with shopping for food, I am reminded of the Thanksgiving meals my parents prepared for the family. My dad was always up early to cook the turkey. It was always daddys job to cook the turkey. He also peeled lots of potatoes for mashed potatoes. My mom would be busy making apple and pumpkin pies. Oh, the aroma of all the food cooking. My mom also put together a relish try of green olives with the red pimento in the center. I never did acquire a taste for those. She also added sweet pickle jerkins, dill pickles and black olives. The black olives were my favorite. When no one was looking I would sneak a couple of the black olives. Well, after a few trips of sneaking there weren't too many olives left. Mom, must of guessed my desire for those olives as when dinner was set the tray was again filled with olives.
I enjoy reflecting on the holiday when I was a child. My mom passed away just prior to my 21st birthday, so I have now had many Thanksgivings without her. I do however always remember her at this time of year.
Over the years, my family has come up our favorite foods we like to prepare. My boys have never liked the relish tray, so I only get the olives and sometimes the sweet pickle jerkins. One year I tried making sweet potatoes with fresh potatoes instead of the canned. Well, canned yams are NOT allowed to enter our home. They LOVE moms fresh sweet potatoes. I have had friends request my sweet potatoes if we attend Thanksgiving somewhere else. I tried to make cranberry sauce from fresh cranberries one year. They weren't to crazy about those.
I am so lucky I have four boys that like to cook. They help make apple and pumpkins pies, they make great mashed potatoes (they add seasoning to flavor them up - YUM!), they help with the stuffing and have even made biscuits from scratch. As they become better cooks they suggest something new to be tried for dinner.
May you have time to reflect on the past and also enjoy the moment at the present.
My heart is filled full with the love of my family and the spirt of my lord. May your heart also be full and thankful for all you have.
Blessings and Happy Thanksgiving, Love Diane

How are you today?? I had a wonderful time teaching my 6 x 6 Christmas photo album class last night. The kit is so wonderful. It is filled with this beautiful paper from My Minds Eye. The kit has so much in it you can make the album and have enough materials left to make some beautiful Christmas cards. Here are a few that I have made. Notice the brown border with the scallop edge. That piece is acutual the border where you find the brand name of the paper. I cut off the name and used the remaining pieces to create a beautiful border. How useful and cool is that. The first card you see has items not in the kit. They are buttons I had. I believe they are Jesse James buttons. The snowflake is a seasonal item I found at Michaels as well as the buttons. The Jesse James buttons come in a huge, amazing array of fun shapes. They are super for adding embellishments to your cards, scrapbook pages and other craft projects. the last card I used my Stampin' Up! scallop circle punch and the SU SAB So Many Scallops stamp set. Stampin" Up! has a variety of stamp sets and punches that match. There is a new one coming out for Valentines. Mine is in the mail coming to me. I just clicked on the images to check they out. WOW! They pop up super sized. I used a different editing program and reduced the size but guess I need to reduce more the next time. They do give you a clear close up view of the cards. Enjoy the cards. Please feel free to leave comments.
Blessings, Diane

Christmas Card Class coming soon!

I am so excited. My annual Stamp A Stack Christmas card class is coming soon. There have been some changes. Below are some pictures of some of the cards you will be making. Have to leave a little surprise to the others. I am looking forward to seeing you soon.
Please bring your basic class supply kit.
Christmas Card Stamp A Stack – capacity limited to 12 at each class.
Sunday, November 9, 1:00pm to 4:00pm Sun. Class Fee: $15.00 Saturday class cancelled due to lack of enrollment.
You will be ready to send cards to all your family and friends for Christmas! You will stamp 12 cards, 3 cards each of 4 different designs with envelopes. A variety of accessories and papers will be used. All supplies included in this class.
Super Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack
Saturday, November 15, 10:30am to 3:00pm Class Fee: $25.00
Come anytime between these hours to complete your cards. Allow at least 3 hours to complete projects.
You will stamp 20 cards, 4 cards each of 5 different designs with envelopes.
A variety of accessories and papers will be used. All supplies included in this class
Christmas Card Stamp A Stack - repeated
Saturday, November 15, 10:30am to 3:00pm Class Fee: $15.00
You will stamp 12 cards, 3 cards each of 4 different designs with envelopes.
A variety of accessories and papers will be used. All supplies included in this class

E-MAIL or call if you plan to attend a class ASAP so that I can prepare enough class packets.

Blessings, Diane