Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Annual Craft Sale is August 20th!!

It's that time of year again! I've cleaned my craft room, sorted retired stamps and it's time to sell! I only hold this sale once a year, and all stamp sets are $5 each so come see what should belong in your craft room!! Saturday 8/20 7-11 am!!
Details are here on my Meetup page:


I'll have Stampin' Up annual and holiday catalogs available!

Sunday, February 28, 2016


These arrived this week and I'm breaking them in!! Shannon West from Stampin' Up has challenged us to take birthdays back from Facebook and send real cards.

I've realized over the years I've stopped sending cards in the mail and 2016 is my reboot! I can't guarantee they will be on time, but my goal is to send real cards to all that want them!

I've started a spreadsheet to keep track of all the friends and addresses....if you'd like a card, and haven't already communicated it to me via Facebook then leave a comment below and I will add you to my list!!

Saturday, August 1, 2015



GIANT CRAFT SALE is happening next Saturday, August 22th, 8 am - 1 pm
I've completely reorganized my stamp studio and am selling all things crafty! Paper, ink, stamps, big shot dies, punches, accessories, storage solutions, tools, etc!!!

Special BONUS for those who place online orders: Order $50 (from new catalog; before tax/shipping) on my website www.darthsunshine.stampinup.net and you will receive $25 credit towards anything at my sale! SQUEEEEEE!!!!!!
Details are under "EVENTS" on my Stampin' Up blog! www.darthsunshine.stampinup.net

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Baby Prints shower invitations

This is a fabulous article. Excellent points for all parents....tell your kids "no", read fiction to them, run errands with them....and 6 other suggestions.


This week I made some baby shower invitations for my friend Lauren who is having a baby girl this summer *SQUEEEEEP* so excited for her!!
She and her husband love beachy vacations...and anytime one of our "BFF" trips involves sand and water we take pictures of our feet on the beach. How fitting to have an invite with that theme! I loved making these! I used the "Baby Prints" stamp set.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Some days....

Some days....

I have an enormous list of people I'm making cards for....just need to take pictures and share!! (And I don't want to post them here until they receive them...ask me how I know.)
So just wanted to share a funny
My friends are all in Orlando with Stampin' Up's Leadership Conference while I am wrapping up my last week teaching nursing (for now) as I move on to bigger and better things!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Truly grateful...

As an RN I've had the privilege of working with many great doctors....and some not so great...but when I meet a doctor that exceeds my own expectations (rare), I'm quite impressed!
My husband had a recent scare--a mole that appeared very "melanoma-ish" was removed. (I need to write another post just as a PSA for skin cancer.) Long story short--we were referred to an amazing dermatologist who was able to fit us in the same week to excise a larger margin on Dean's shoulder.
I was so impressed with this doctor I of course HAD to stamp him a thank you card!! :)

I used Stampin' Up's new stencils with the new In-Colors Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon & Tangelo Twist. I inked up the stencil (with paper towels underneath), spritzed it with water then placed my watercolor paper down on top. I stamped the greeting in Blackberry Bliss, layered it on another color-washed piece of watercolor paper and a Lost Lagoon card base, accented with a Moonlight paper stack paper under that.
Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Happy Birthday Lydia

Today is Lydia's birthday (AKA Understandblue)! In my usual fashion, her birfday card will be late (remember I put the PRO in procrastination)! But I wanted to acknowledge her today so here's a peek at her card! Haha
It's ok because even if I had mailed it on time, she probably wouldn't have checked her mailbox until next week anyway. Bwahahaaa!!
I used the Dolled Up Birthday card kit (offered last year from Stampin Up!)--but embossed the papers (dots on the dress form and scripted on Very Vanilla rectangle). Then I stamped a different sentiment (from a retired set) in Soft Suede ink, and splattered ink from a Real Red marker.

Anywho--here's to Lydia! Happy birthday my friend!! I'll eat some bacon and have some migas in your honor today!!
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