Bring on the Cake!

It's the first class of the new year!  We'll be making 8 Birthday cards, 2 each of the 4 designs shown above.  The cost is $20 per person and includes all supplies except adhesive.  Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, January 5th.  Payment is required to hold your spot.

WHEN:  Friday, January 7th

TIME:  7:00 PM

WHERE:  The Stamp Shack, 118 S. Buckeye Street, Kokomo, IN


Birthday Bash Stamp-a-Stack

Class kits are available and will ship within 10-14 days after payment is received.  Cost is $25 and includes shipping.  You'll receive pre-cut cardstock, envelopes, and embellishments plus a pdf file with the instructions for completing each card.  You will need the following items to complete the cards as shown.

  • Bring On The Cake stamp set
  • Black Staz-on ink pad
  • Stampin' Write markers:  Blush Blossom, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Pear Pizzaz, Real Red, Bashful Blue
  • Adhesives:  mini glue dots, SNAIL, and dimensionals recommended
  • Scissors

 I'll be sharing each of these cards in more detail this week.

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6 Pages in 60 Minutes



  • Are you new to scrapbooking and need some creative ideas to get started?
  • Are you an intermediate-advanced scrapbooker and looking to learn new techniques?
  • Are you a demonstrator that needs scrapbooking samples to expand your business?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you are going to LOVE my newest class, 6 Pages in 60 Minutes.  I have designed 3, 2-page 12" x 12" layouts that are simple, fun, and perfect for your summer & vacation pictures.  Most of the layouts have room for 4-5 pictures with embellishments that add to the layout and will not distract from the subject matter.

So sorry!  This class is now sold out!

My Stamp Club members were my "test subjects" for this new class.  They finished the pages in about 1 hour, 10 minutes.  A few of the club members got creative with their kits and modified the layouts.  This one was created by Amy Harris.


And here are a few pics of everyone working on their layouts.  I think they all stood up so that they could work faster.  LOL!  I do that at home, too!


If you would like to receive notification of upcoming local classes like this one, be sure to sign up for my mailing list in the right column of the blog.



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Flower Power Card Class

WHEN:  Friday, April 16th

TIME:  7pm

WHERE:  The Stamp Shack, 118 S. Buckeye, Kokomo, IN

COST:  $20 per person

RSVP:  Reserve your spot with payment by Monday, April 12.  No late registrations will be accepted

We'll be making 10 cards, 2 each of the 5 designs you see above.  All supplies except adhesive will be provided.  You'll be learning these 5 fun & simple techniques to use with the new Awash with Flowers stamp set:

  • Poppin' Pastels
  • 2-Step Stampin'
  • Stamping with Markers
  • Paper-Piecing
  • Watercoloring with Watercolor Crayons


If you are unable to attend this class, there will be class kits to go available.  Kits must be ordered by April 12th and will include pre-cut card stock, ribbon, and step-by-step instructions.  You will need the Flowers Awash stamp set and some basic supplies to complete the cards as shown.  See the supply list for details.

Kits will be shipped on Monday, April 19th.


If you would like a copy of the PDF instructions for the Flower Power cards, you may purchase the tutorial only for just $5. 

The tutorial will be emailed to you on Monday, April 19th.

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May I suggest......


Oval All Card Kit

This set features four elegant cards and a beautiful matching box.  It would make a wonderful gift for Mother's Day or a Teacher Appreciation gift!

Oval All Stamp Set  Oval punch  Walk in the Park DSP

My April Class kit features 3 new items from the Occasions Mini catalog:

  • 113790     Oval All Stamp Set     $16.95
  • 114889     Scallop Oval Punch    $15.95
  • 115123     Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper     $9.95

Order all 3 items on my Stampin' Up! website and I'll send you the electronic instructions for the four cards and the matching gift box for FREE! 

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Chip, Chip, HOORAY!

Okay, I am so excited about my next class kit and demonstrator planner that I can't wait to share it with you! 


This class features a fun & cheerful collection of NEW Stampin' Up! products including Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper, Hooray Designer Hardware, and On Board So Tweet chipboard.  You'll make 6 cards that are sure to chase away the winter blues.  PLUS, you'll learn how to use chipboard, hardware, and the crop-a-dile in very creative ways.

But, that's not all that I have for you this month.  I also have a coordinating scrapbook page kit!!!  And just wait until you see how cute it is!!!

Chip 2page layout

You have the option of purchasing the card kit, the scrapbook kit, or both.  Kits include pre-cut cardstock, designer series paper, hardware (card kit only), chipboard, and ribbon.  You will receive electronic instructions for these projects with your shipment notification.  Please allow up to 3 weeks for your kit(s) to ship as orders from Stampin' Up are taking a bit longer during Sale-a-Bration.

Additional items necessary for completion of these projects:

  • Adhesive:  Tombow multi (recommended), SNAIL, dimensionals
  • Tools:  crop-a-dile, sanding blocks
  • Optional:  stampin' sponges and ink pads(chocolate chip, summer sun, kiwi kiss, pacific point)
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Get Organized Class

Getorganized copy

One of my New Year's resolutions this year was to get more organized and do a better job of sending cards to friends and family.   Well, it has only taken me a month and a half to do part one of my resolution! 

I just put the finishing touches on my Forget-Me-Not keeper and now I'm ready to add some cards.  I thought it turned out so cute!  Each divider is handstamped and includes space to record birthdays, anniversaries, or other important dates.  Our beautiful rose red double stitched ribbon was added to each tab---I love how well it coordinates with the raspberry tart designer series paper!


And just wait until you see the four coordinating cards!  These are just GORGEOUS!!!







  • 105525     Forget-Me-Not Keeper     $11.95
  • 112081     Scallop Square Punch     $15.95
  • 111678     Say It with Scallops stamp set     $17.95
  • 111846     Rose Red 1" Double Stitched Ribbon     $8.95
  • 114319     White Organza Ribbon     $5.95
  • 113975     Raspberry Tart DSP     $9.95
  • Cardstock-----Whisper White, Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss, Pretty in Pink
  • Ink-----Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss
  • Adhesives-----Sticky Strip, SNAIL, dimensionals
  • Tools-----Crop-a-Dile, Scallop Edge punch
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Cookbook Kits Available

Update:  Ordering for this kit is now closed.  Thanks for your interest!

Looking for some new recipes to try?  I'll be sharing my recipe for Italian Beef at the end of this post and you are invited to share your favorite recipe, too!HPIM0098

Due to supply issues and time constraints, I have had to cancel the class scheduled for June 28th that featured the cookbook.  Class kits ordered prior to May 28th will begin shipping tomorrow.  I will continue to accept additional orders for the class kits through June 30th, with a scheduled ship date of July 10th.

In each kit, you'll receive all the materials necessary to recreate this album at home including the album, adhesive, ribbon, and papers.  Everything has been pre-cut, stamped, and punched.  All you need is a pair of scissors and a coloring medium such as markers, pastels, or watercolors.

Here is a picture of a complete kit:


Now here is my recipe for Italian Beef.  My family usually serves this at our summer get-togethers.  It has a bit of a spicy kick, so you've been warned.


Beef Roast (any cut will work, but I really like sirloin)

1 jar of slice jalepenos

1 packet of Italian Seasoning (from the salad dressing aisle)

Liquid---could be water or beer

Place first three ingredients in a slow cooker.  Add enough liquid to cover beef and cook for 8--10 hours.  Shred beef and serve on fresh hoagie rolls with cheese.  Enjoy!

I am working on the tutorial for the interactive scrapbook page featured last week and I hope to have it posted by the end of this week.

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More Baby Scrapbook Pages


My class is finally complete and ready to go!  I wanted to share the cover page with is an interactive page featuring a slider on the front, so you have lots of room for pictures and journaling.  Isn't it the coolest?  I learned this technique at the Creating Keepsakes convention I attended a few weeks ago and I couldn't wait to scraplift the design for my Stampin' Up! pages.  The page on the left was made using the Special Delivery girl kit and the page on the right was made with Special Delivery Boy kit.  At the class on May 10th, we'll be completing 8, 12" x 12" layouts, and I'm sure you'll love them all!

You only have until Monday, May 5th to register for the class.  Cost is $35 and must be paid with your registration.  The fee includes supplies, instructions, and lunch from Fazoli's.  The class will be held at the stamp shack from 10am--4pm. 

And for everyone else that can't attend......

Place an order of $50 or more that includes a Special Delivery Simply Scrappin' kit and I will email you all the layouts with instructions for FREE!  This offer is good only until May 31st and only through me!  Email me today with your order at [email protected]

Demonstrator Class Planner   $20

Are you a demonstrator that would like to offer a scrapbooking class to your own customers?  I'll send you all the handouts, as well as some helpful tips to help you have a successful and profitable class.  Upon receipt of your payment, I will send you an email with all the documents you will need so you can start your planning right away!

NOTE:  The class planner does not include any product.  You will receive 7 Word documents by email within 24 hours of payment.


Happy Stampin'


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