Saturday, August 30, 2008

Please Help Heal Devin

My co-worker's 2 YO son nearly drowned last summer. He spent several weeks in ICU at Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital in Orlando, FL before being sent home.

My co-worker, Jeremy, found out about a family in Tampa, FL who has a hyperbaric chamber that they allow people to use for free! It's their ministry and a wonderful one at that! Devin spent a month in Tampa getting treatments and he showed great improvment! Unfortunately, he was unable to stay longer and now Devin is back home. Jeremy is trying to raise enough money to buy a hyperbaric chamber for Devin and he intends to have the same ministry as the family in Tampa - allowing other folks to use the machine for free! Jeremy has a heart full of love for all his children; you can see it in his face and hear it in his voice when he talks about them. is the website where you can read about Devin and the hyperbaric chamber that Jeremy wants to buy. He is asking that 25,000 people donate $1 each; there is a paypal button on the site.

Please, won't you help Devin and other people who would benefit from this?

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Boho Background Gift Card Holder

I spent most of the weekend making gift card holders and this one is my favorite. Even though it has the scalloped circle and the gold bling, I think this is a masculine card.

I found the tutorial at danasdabblingstudio, scroll down until you get to her tutorial posted on August 20, 2008. It is a easy tutorial to follow and I'm sure I'll be making more of these as the holidays get closer.

The Details:

Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Creamy Caramel, Bella Rose DSP
Stamps: Boho Background
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Gold bling, 1-3/8" circle punch, scallop circle punch

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tropical Storm Fay

The first two pictures are our backyard; they were taken earlier this afternoon while it was still raining from Tropical Storm Fay. Fortunately, at 6:30 p.m., most of the water has gone down into the ground and our yard isn't flooded anymore.

The storm rolled into Melbourne around 5 a.m. this morning and has been lingering in Northern Brevard County most of the day.

This is our front yard. You can see the gully of water between our house and our neighbor's house.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Today's Featured Stamper at Splitcoast is Knightrone!

Today's Featured Stamper is Knightrone. She has a fabulous gallery! I chose to CASE this card:

I kept the Christmas theme and sketch, but changed just about everything else! I stamped over the poinsettia image with the Linen BG stamp & Sahara Sand ink to give the image a bit more texture.

Stampsets: CTMH (for the poinsettia), Circle of Friendship, So Many Scallops, Linen BG
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, retired SU! DSP
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Basic Black, Sahara Sand
Accessories: CB embossing golder (D'Vine Swirls), Green Stickles, 1" circle punch, 1-1/4" circle punch, scallop circle punch

Monday, August 11, 2008

You, Too, Can Be a Stampin' Up! Demo -- for ONLY $99.00!

Stampin’ Up! had created a wonderful starter kit so you can join us on our creativity journey for only $99. What a FANTASTIC deal.

Not only is this a special kit BUT you have 3 to choose from:

Stampin’ Kit
Scrappin’ Kit
Décor Elements kit

Here is info from the company…….

Becoming a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator has never been easier! From August 11 through October 11, you can choose from three different Starter Kits with three different focuses, depending on your interests—and each one is only $99!

• Fun & Fast Notes stamp set
• Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
• Bold Brights® card stock assortment (8-1/2" x 11")
• Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad®
• SNAIL® Adhesive
• Business supplies

• Contempo Alphabet stamp set
• Petal Party Simply Scrappin’®
• Pixie Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Business supplies

• Inspired by Nature stamp set
• Décor Elements™ Chocolate Classic F
• Décor Elements Medium Chocolate Long Stem Silhouettes
• Décor Elements Applicator
• Kiwi Kiss Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Business supplies

BUSINESS SUPPLIES (included in all three kit options)
Getting Started DVD, Getting Started Guide, Starter Kit Sample Sheet, Guest Invitation Postcard (100), Idea Book & Catalog (8), To My Hostess Envelope (10), Recruit Folder (5), Recruit Brochure (20), Hostess Brochure (20), Hostess Benefits Form (10), Customer Order Form (50), Holiday 2008 Mini Catalog (8; after 9/1/08)

Want even more product? Select our standard $199 Starter Kit instead and get a stamp set of your choice from the catalog for free!

Please email me at to find out how you can join the SU! team

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Today's Featured Stamper Challenge at SCS

This is my entry for today's Featured Stamper challenge at Spiltcoast. Today's featured stamper is blondie090277 and she was a fabulous gallery! When I came across her 5 Minute Card, I knew that was the one I wanted to CASE. I changed the stampsets & color combination and left off the brads, but I kept the layout and used the same Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Stampsets: Seaside Sketches, Stitched BG
Ink: Stazon brown
Paper: Chocolate Chip, WW
Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder, ribbon

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Stampin' Up Promotion

Never Before Seen Promotion

From August 11 through September 30, Stampin' Up! is providing never-before-seen savings on brand-new stamp sets: 15% off select new, die-cut stamp sets from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog--no additional purchase necessary. Select items are listed in the table below:

Item Code Pg. # Description Regular Price 15% off Price
111690 32 Snow Swirled $24.95 $21.21
111586 55 It's a Stretch $23.95 $20.36
111544 81 Putt Putt $24.95 $21.21
111626 91 Eastern Blooms $21.95 $18.66
111672 98 Pocket Silhouettes $18.95 $16.11
111710 101 Upsy Daisy $18.95 $16.11
111556 109 Under the Stars $29.95 $25.46
111644 145 Heard from the Heart $22.95 $19.51
111570 57 Contempo Alphabet $40.95 $34.81
109381 23 Felicidades Siempre* $17.95 $15.26

Email me at if you would like to place on order.