Double Case Storage Tip & More!

Do you have a hard time keeping those double case stamp sets together? Don’t like keeping track of the rubber band that come with double case sets? I know mine always get lost on in my crafting space.

We’ll if you want a quick and simple tip for keeping those cases together wait no more! My friend Lorraine shared this easy trick with me and I thought it was so great I wanted to share it with you right away! (Yes, I know – this is one of those videos I found cleaning up my computer. LOL!)

Check out my video tutorial below – it’s quick and easy!

How cool is that? All you need to get organized is some clear packing tape and your set!



Relax you can put on your p.j.s, grab a glass of wine and kick back with your tablet or what ever you stay connected with…..

Join me for a fun VIRTUAL Party to kick off Sale-a-bration 2017! Samples, inspiration, fun and prizes!

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Peachy Keen

Peachy Keen is one of our new all occasions sets from the Occasions Catalog and is great for all kinds of projects. Today I’ve teamed it up with the Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper (132993) to create this quick and easy card.

Peachy Keen

I simply stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso, but think it would look great using the Early Espresso Embossing Powder too and add a bit of texture to the card. I love the quick and easy banners that you can make using the Hexagon punch (130919). Yes, you heard me right the Hexagon Punch. Give it a try, you’ll find it so easy to do.

Hexagon Punch Banners


Stamp Set: Peachy Keen (133110/133113)

Inks: Early Espresso (126974)

Paper: Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper (132993), Baked Brown Sugar (131296), Coastal Cabana (131297), and So Saffron Card Stock (105118)

Accessories: Early Espresso Baker’s Twine (123124)

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Snow Storm – Day 3

Snow Storm Feb 13 2014 Day 3

Well the storm has now moved up the east coast and has pretty much finished for us in the North Georgia mountains. The sun has come out and the temperature has started to climb a bit – which is a good thing since things are clearly starting to melt.

We woke to more snow this morning. After sleeting most of the day yesterday, snow is a good thing. We’ve got a snow sandwich on the ground (snow, ice, snow) LOL. But we have fared pretty well so far, our power only flickered off once last night.

Now the cabin fever has set in for my guys and they are itching to get out of the house. I don’t tend to get as antsy since there is always something to do. Of course, it is a great reason to go play in my kitchen and stamp room too!

Quick and Easy Vegetable Beef Soup

This mornings project was a big pot of soup for lunch for my guys. It’s great since I can use the frozen tomatoes from our garden last summer and the ground venison in the freezer. It smells heavenly while it is cooking, and even though I can’t eat it, I enjoy making it for them. They say it tastes great – so I thought I’d share the recipe with you in case you’re looking for a quick and easy vegetable soup.

Quick & Easy Vegetable Beef Soup 

1 1/2 – 2 lbs. lean ground beef

1 onion, chopped

1 ½ c. water

2 (28 oz.) cans diced tomatoes

1 ½ tsp. garlic powder

1 ½ tsp. sea salt, to taste

½ tsp. dried basil

½ tsp. finely ground black pepper, or to taste

3 ½ tsp. beef bouillon

2 (12 oz.) pkg. frozen mixed vegetables

Cook and stir ground beef in the pot until completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Stir onion into the meat and continue to cook and stir until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Drain fat from the pot and return to medium heat.

Pour water and tomatoes into the pot. Season soup with garlic powder, sea salt, basil, and black pepper. Stir beef bouillon through the soup. Add frozen mixed vegetables to the pot, stir.

Bring the soup to a boil; reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are cooked through, 20 – 30 minutes.

That’s it – Enjoy!

This recipe is pretty forgiving and so I’ve experimented a bit with the original recipe I found on This one is my version of the original with the changes I’ve made. So far my substitution or changes have made it even better. I find you can really change things out easily to suit your preferences. I think I’ll be freezing okra next year to add to the other vegetables. The guys seem to like that and I never know what to do with all the extra okra from the garden.

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Clearance Rack (while supplies last)

Weekly Deals (Special ends Monday, February 17th, 2014 at 11:50 p.m. (MT)

Paper Pumpkin Special (Free 2012-2014 In Color Markers when you join now through March 31st, 2014)

Banner Greetings

Banner Greetings is a great set that is very versatile and it’s also one of our NEW exclusive Hostess Stamp Sets that you can earn for hosting a private party.  And with the new 2013-2014 Catalog just launched on June 1st it’s a great time to get together with your friends and hold a party!

Banner Greetings Janie June TEAM Swap

My TEAM member Janie created this card for her swap at our June meeting. Isn’t it lovely?

I just love the bling! Did you know you can change the color of our Basic Rhinestones with a Sharpie®? Don’t have a Sharpie®, just use a little Crystal Effects and the Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill of your choice!

Would you like one of the Banner Greetings Stamp Sets for your own? Are you interested in holding a private party of your own? Click HERE for more details on being a Hostess or contact me directly by phone 706 754-7124 or email at – I’d love to set up a time to show you and your friends some fun and easy projects sometime soon.


Stamp Set: Banner Greetings (item 129711/129714) and Papillon Potpourri (item 132058/123759)

Inks: Versa Mark

Paper: Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper, Pool Party and Island Indigo card stock

Accessories: Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder (item 129984), Pool Party Embossing Powder, Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly Punches, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Basic Rhinestones, Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, 3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch

2013-2014 Luau Catalog Launch Party

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There is still time to RSVP. Don’t live locally? Can’t make it to the Party?

You can still participate.  Your name will be entered into my door prize drawing; you’ll get a chance for every $25 in merchandise ordered.  How you ask? Just place an order with me or in my Online Store using Hostess Code 7DPXDX7R before 8 p.m. (ET) on Monday, June 24th – My Luau Catalog Launch Door Prize is valued at over $50!

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Fancy Favor for Hostess Appreciation

Yesterday I told you would share the little gifts I made for my Hostess Appreciation Brunch – I like the way they turned out and seemed to be a hit with everyone. What can I say chocolate is always a hit!Hostess Appreciation Fancy Favor Box

It’s a cute little Fancy Favor Box I made using our FREE Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper filled with chocolate and coordinating card stock basket shreds.  Of course, when you use the Big Shot and our Fancy Favor Die (item 115965) it’s quick and easy to make a batch of these up for any occasion.

Did you know you can make your own basket shreds to coordinate with your projects? It’s easy all you need is some card stock and your paper shredder! It’s a tip I picked up during Leadership Conference – What a great way to use those smaller pieces of card stock you have sitting around.


Stamp Set: Friendly Phrases (item 126149/126151)

Paper: Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, and Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Favor Die (item 115965), 7/8″ and 1 ¼” Scallop Circle (item 129404/127811) Punches, Bitty Buttons (item 118761), Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Tangerine Tango, and Island Indigo Stampin’ Write Markers

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Charlotte Regional – Twist it Up!

Ever have one of those aha moments? Well I did recently at our recent Charlotte Regional when Donna Griffith asked the question, Are you a twister?  Sometimes we forget the most basic things as we demonstrate and need a quick reminder.

Do you twist the markers around until you can see the picture of the tip to determine which end you need?  Well twist no more – just take a look at your marker, and you’ll see a line at each end–one is thicker than the other.

The thick line indicates the fat flare tip.

And the thin line indicates the fine journaling tip.

How about you, are you a twister?

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