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Birthday Celebration…

Stampin’ Up is having a Birthday Stamp Sale for one day only, October 23, 2018.

I just had to let you know. If you were waiting for the opportunity to get some awesome stamps as gifts for the holidays or just for yourself you need not wait any longer.

Check out the video above, and the flyer below.  Then contact me or go directly to my Stampin’ Up! site and order away. Just don’t miss out on this awesome one day only sale.


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If you have your own demonstrator be sure to contact them for more information about this sale. If you do not have a demonstrator then I would love to have your business and will be happy to help you with your order or any questions regarding Stampin’ Up! products.




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Card Class June 23,2018

This month we are going to be making Birthday cards, four to be exact. We will also be making a little project that can also be a gift to go along with one of the Birthday cards.

Below are a few pictures of the sample cards that we will be making in this class.

All the product and materials needed to complete all four of these cards, and the project will be provided.

Refreshments will be provided.

Class Date:  Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Class Time:  10:00 am to noon.

Class Fee:  $15.00

Class Sign Up:  Please RSVP by June 20, 2018. Please call 520-509-1209 to reserve your seat.

Be sure to bring a friend for our Birthday celebration card class. We are going to have a lot of fun, after all it is a “Birthday Party”.

Hope to see you all there.




If you would like to purchase one or one of each of the card kits then you can also call the number above to place your order or contact me through my contact page here or email me at

Each kit will contain everything you will need to complete that card including adhesive, dimensionals and an instructions sheet with all the measurements so you can recreate your own cards.

Each kit costs $5.00 which already includes shipping and handling. U.S. Only.

All four kits for $18.50 which includes shipping and handling. U.S. Only.



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May 19, 2018 Card Class

In this card class we are going to be making two Thank you cards and two Sympathy cards. But you could very easily make all four cards into Sympathy, Birthday, Thank You, or Just Because cards. Take a look at the pictures of the samples below.

We are also going to be going over the awesome pre-order bundles that Stampin’ Up has available right now until May 31, 2018, that will not be available in the Annual Catalog. We are also going to be making a project using product from one of those bundles. Plus I will be giving you some cool swag to take home and play with.

Card Class Date: May 19, 2018.

Class time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Class Cost: $15.00

Class Location: My house – when you RSVP you will be given the address and directions.

Please RSVP (reserve your seat) by May 16, 2018. I do NOT receive text messages so please email me at or leave a comment below.

I will provide all the supplies and materials to make all four of the above cards and projects.

I will provide water, coffee, and iced tea. If you would like to bring a snack to share that would be great.

Be sure to bring a friend and let’s have a good time.







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Card Class May 5, 2018

Yes, it’s Cinco de Mayo and we are going to be celebrating by making congratulations cards and one project. Come join the fun and festivities as we create four completely different congratulations cards, two of which can be used as graduation, anniversary, wedding or retirement cards. The project is a wine/champagne bottle tag.

Below are the pictures of the card and project samples.

Card Class: Congratulations!

Class Time: 10 am to 12 pm

Class Fee: $15.00

Please email me at by May 2, 2018 to reserve your spot. I will check my mail daily until midnight May 2, 2018, any late or last minute reservations will not be accepted. If you do not get a response by email or phone within a couple hours from me to confirm your reservation then please call me directly or email me again immediately at this same email address. I do not have text messaging so email only please.

I will provide all supplies and materials for all four cards and the one project.

I will provide water, coffee, ice tea and some festive Mexican food snacks in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.

Please be sure to bring a friend and come join the fun as we socializing, craft and relax with friends.

See you Saturday May 5, 2018 at 10 am!



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Masculine Cards – Class

Everyone knows a guy and that guy has a birthday every year and you need a card to give him. So here in is the class to make a special hand made card just for him, plus have a few extras.

Below is a photo of the cards we will be making in class.

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The two cards on the right were inspired by photos I found on Pinterest. The jacket and bow tie card was inspired by Crafty Ola be sure to check out this video she makes 10 different cards and takes you through each step. The blue card on the upper right side was inspired by Ellen Woodbridge she is also an Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrator and she is from Australia. So if you are in Australia and looking for some classes or need a Demonstrator, Ellen is available and would be a good choice (just check out her work…awesome!).

The other two cards are my design and the bottom left, black and green card, is also a gift card holder.

So if you are interested in more information about this class and to sign up please go to my Stampin’ Up Calendar and follow the instructions there to sign up by April 11, 2018. Or contact me here by leaving a comment or call me at the number listed on my Stampin’ Up Calendar contact page. 

I will be posting more classes and workshops on my calendar within the next few days so be sure to check it regularly if you are interested in attending either. If you would like to host a class or workshop to earn hostess rewards from Stampin’ Up and GSB (Ginger Street Boutique) rewards from me, then please contact me for more information and lets get the party started.

In the future (hopefully starting in June) I would like to host a twice a week video tutorial for you to follow at home. I’m not sure if I will post them both on here or if I will do one on here and the other one on YouTube that will be determined once I get a little further along in my process. Either way I will let you all know here when and where you can view the videos, and any other specifics that may pop up in the process.

Thank you all for stopping by and I hope that you have a great rest of your week and weekend.




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Aren’t they just gorgeous? LOL…..NOT!

Last night my friend K. and I went to a cookie decorating class and these are the cookies that I decorated, minus one because my husband had to try one right away.

We had a lot of fun and met a lot of wonderful ladies. But as far as ever being a professional cookie decorator I don’t think that I passed that part of the class, so I will just leave that to Bonnie Adams our instructor and co-owner of Inspired Sugar. Please go check out their website and while you are there be sure to order some of their delicious  sugar cookies. My husband said that he really liked these cookies because they weren’t really sugary sweet but just enough sweetness not to make you sick. I haven’t tried them because I have eliminated sweets from my menu, due to my diabetes, at least for now anyway.

They had a few different drawings for some really neat prizes and the very first drawing they had I won and this is what I got.

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It makes a 1- 4″ cookie in the shape of a whimsical cake. I immediately thought of polymer clay and Alice in Wonderland. So who knows, you might see cookies or a clay craft project soon using this set.

To receive this gift was a complete surprise, because I rarely ever win anything, so I am going to cherish this for a long time. Thank you Bonnie!

One thing that I realized last night after the class was that I crave the learning. Is that weird? Let me explain what I mean. 1. I find that learning something new at my age is a little intimidating and sometimes takes a little longer to catch on, but I love the challenge. 2. Doing or learning something outside my comfort zone is at times very difficult but  good because it helps me grow and be more diverse. 3. I find that being around artistic/ crafty people it is very inspiring, quite spiritual and always fun. 4. Life is about learning and I have a long ways to go yet so I have a lot more to learn. There you have it, that’s not too weird.

Hopefully no matter what your passion you will continue to learn and challenge yourself to be a better person and grow with your knowledge and determination. Every company, corporation, and business was started from the heart. Because someone believed in their dream and challenged themselves to learn and grow with the business. Believe in your dream and above all else believe in yourself.

So, to end this post I would like to thank Dira Reeves for hosting this class and Bonnie Adams for taking the time to come teach this class to all of us. I had a good time meeting and networking with other fun, artistic and crafty ladies.





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I couldn’t resist taking these pictures and sharing them with all of you. I think that Jackson looks so cute when he looks out the window with his big paws on the window sill, doesn’t it remind you of a little kid looking out the window?

The next few pictures he is actually in the window watching the birds in the tree right outside the window and then they would fly up on the roof of the house. He was having a blast watching them from this point of view.

Ok, these next few pictures were taken around Christmas time of Jax on my desk one evening “helping” me.



Now this is how Jackson sleep’s on my husbands desk.

Now who spoils them? Normally Sheba is sleeping on the green towel right next to Jax and they know which towel is theirs.

Isn’t he getting so big? We just love him so much and he is so loving right back. Can you believe that next month he is going to be one year old in human years. We have been trying to think of what to do special for him for his birthday but haven’t really thought of anything real exciting yet.

So, here is what I came up with….YOU! I would like to enlist you to come up with a birthday party and gifts fit for our handsome little prince. My husband just suggested that we catch a bird and give it to him…now do you see why I am asking for your help? Please leave a comment below or email me at your ideas, I would greatly appreciate the help and I will definitely give credit to the person/person’s who’s ideas we use. I will also take pictures to share with all of you his one year birthday celebration.

Well, it is beautiful outside, my husband just fixed us lunch and is waiting for me out on the patio. Have a great day everyone!





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Happy Birthday!!!

Well this week we (the United States of America) celebrated our Independence on the 4th of July, Birthday #1. By the way I hope that everyone enjoyed the fireworks, all the cook outs, picnics, parades and celebrations. I love the fireworks, I always have and this year we watched the from the comfort of our own home from our second story loft window from our near by town and one city a few miles away, it was wonderful. We stayed home only because this was Jackson’s first 4th of July and we didn’t really know how he would handle the noise from the neighbors fireworks and such (which no one did let off any in our neighborhood this year, it was very quiet).

Speaking of Jackson, this past Wednesday July 5th, 2017 was officially the 6th week of Jackson becoming a part of our little family. Poor boy doesn’t realize that he has to go get his rabies vaccine shot tomorrow morning, what a way to celebrate his 6 week birthday with us. Birthday #2.

In a couple weeks my husband will be celebrating his birthday and I asked him what he wanted or wanted to do….I heard that, get your mind out of the gutter….to celebrate. He actually surprised me and said all he wanted to do, if he had the day off, is to go to the movies and maybe out to dinner. Wow…have we gotten boring or what? Man I never thought that we would ever get to this point in our lives when we were content to stay home on the 4th of July or go to the movies and maybe dinner for our birthday. I guess this is what getting old is really like! Happy Birthday to another year older #3.

So since there seems to be a Birthday theme going on this month I came up with two Birthday cards and two cards that could be used as Thank You, birthday, just because or what ever. Below are pictures of the samples. In this class we are also going to be making a little something extra that can be given as a gift or you may want to just keep it for yourself to use. I will not be showing pictures of the later only because it is a fun surprise for attendees only. For more details about the class please refer to my Stampin’ Up site.

Now these are the two Birthday cards that I designed myself.

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This card I copied from Rachel Durtschi she is a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator and she has the step by step instructions on her site if you would like to go check her out.

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Now this card was created by Kim McGillis whom is also a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator you should go check out all her beautiful cards as well.

These last two cards are the ones that can be used for Thank You, Birthday, Friend, Just because, or whatever you may need a card for. The stamps used on both these cards came from the same stamp set – Wood Words Stamp Set from Stampin’ Ups Annual 2017-2018 Catalog. This stamp set pairs perfectly with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (which I used a couple strips on the last card as part of the background), the Wood Crate Framelits Dies, the 1/4″Copper Trim and the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon. Please go to my Stampin’ Up site to order any or all of the above listed items to recreate these last two cards on your own.

The paper and stamp sets used on the first two cards are also from the Stampin’ Up Annual 2017-2018 Catalog and can be found on my Stampin’ Up shop site as well.

My Stampin’ Up Website says that we are going to be making 3 Thank You card and 1 Birthday card but I changed that to 2 Birthday cards and 2 cards that can be used for any occasion of your choice. Everything else is correct for the class description. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Have a wonderful weekend!



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June 10, 2017 – Card Class

Just wanted to remind you all that Wednesday, June 7, 2017 is the dead line to sign up for the card class on June 10, 2017. Please go to my website to sign up or email me at

Below are pictures of the cards that we will be making in class.

This is my design.

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I got this lay out and idea from Pinterest and followed the link to  Stamping Up North with Laurie. Her cards are simple and clean, I love those kinds of cards.

This one I also got off Pinterest but there was no link to follow. The credit for this card design goes to Sheila Terlep at Stampin’ Up.

I got this layout off Pinterest and after I had looked at the picture I figured well it doesn’t look all that hard I can figure this out. I did figure it out on the first try and it wasn’t hard but it does look really cool. When I sat down to write this blog I followed the link to Inker’s Workshop and what do you know they have all the steps written out for you. Yeah I feel real stupid right now, someone made it simple for us but I had to do it the hard way and figure it out on my own. Daaaaaaaaaaaah

Ok, two of these cards are specifically for Birthday but the other two can be used as Father’s Day, Birthday or whatever. If you would like to purchase any one or all of these card kits they will be available in my store on June 9, 2017. Or you can attend my card class on June 10, 2017 and we will be making all of these cards in class.

Please go to my website for more details about the class and to sign up.

Thanks for stopping by hope to see you on Saturday!




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Card Class


Tomorrow is the deadline to sign up for the Saturday March 25, 2017 card class. So be sure to go to my Stampin’ Up website to sign up and get more details about the class.

Below are pictures of the cards that we will be making in class. If you would like to order one or all of the card kits please contact me. Enjoy and let me know what you think of these cards.



Thank you for stopping by and I apologize for such a short post but I just wanted to get this out to remind you of the upcoming class. Be sure to sign up and bring a friend!

Have a great day!



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Card Class

Card Class – Feb. 25,2017

Time: 10 am – 1 pm

Class Fee: $20.00

Please RSVP by Feb. 22, 2017

We will be making two Birthday, two Thank You and one Anniversary card.

All supplies will be provided to complete all five cards.

Coffee, tea and water will be provided.

If you would like to bring a snack to share it would be appreciated.

Bring a friend and receive a prize.

We are gong to have a drawing to win Stampin’Up Product worth $25.00 or more.

If you would like to order the kits we are going to be making in class please contact me and the first three people to order the kits will receive a Free Stampin’Up stamp set.

Photos of the sample cards will be posted by Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017.

When ordering class kit it will include: all five cards with everything to complete the cards including adhesive, stamped items, embellishments, envelopes and instructions.

Kit Price: $30.00 that will include shipping and handling.

Please go to my Stampin’Up website to check out the Occasions 2017 catalog where you can order $50.00 worth of product and get one Free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.

Happy Thursday everyone!