Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Card Buffet Play Time

Yes, It's true.  I love to play with stamps, paper and ink.  Do you?  Today is the final day for Stampin' Up! items in our current catalog.  Be sure to get the items on your wish list!  

I like to hold what I call a Card Buffet as often as I can. Sometimes I use retired product to exhaust my supplies. Yes, some of these cards are Christmas cards, but they can be changed to Birthday, Sympathy, or "Just Because" cards!

What is a Card Buffet?  Well, when I prepare for a class, I tend to make more supplies than what my class attendance is.  So I package each card up and set it out on the table. Here's the cards that are currently available:

Once supplies run out for that card, I remove it from the Card Buffet.  When coming to a Card Buffet, you need to know how to stamp, emboss, and assemble cards.  If you do NOT know how to do this, I will be charging you for a class in lieu of attending the Card Buffet.  My best advice to you is to take a class (I specifically design around your needs) and then you can attend the Buffet for a minimal cost.

Card Buffet runs $5.00 for the first card with envelope and all the rest of the cards you make are $2.50.  So cost will depend on how many cards you choose to make.

Some classes go longer than others based on your stamping experience.  Schedule your card class today if you are new to stamping and want to learn some of these techniques.  Be sure to let me know what you'd like to learn so you can attend future Card Buffets!

Happy Crafting,


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Paper Towel Scrapbooks

I have been very busy with our new toy store and getting things ready for our new Stampin' Up! catalog! Two more days and our current catalog items will be retired. Be sure to get those items you HAVE to have today! 

Here are some pictures from the Paper Towel Roll Scrapbooking class I held last week. One of these books has already been sold!

Be sure to request your Paper Towel Scrapbooking Class today!  This class is usually three hours long but you have access to all my tools, scraps, ribbons, etc.  So if you are a fast decision maker, you may get done sooner!

Happy Crafting,


Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day Thoughts

As we end this Memorial Day weekend, please be safe.  If you are traveling home, pay attention and safe travels. Thank you to all the military service men and women for sacrificing their life for our country. GOD BLESS THE USA!!

You have two more days to order from our current catalog.  Be sure to get those items you HAVE to have before they are gone!

Be safe, friends.

Happy Crafting,


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Stampin' Up! Retirement Open House

Today is my second Open House to show you the stamp sets, punches, designer series papers and other embellishments that are retiring.  Some of these items are already sold out!  Be sure to get your order in before May 31st, using 2E73W92F for your Hostess Code.  IF you place a $50 order with me, you will get a FREE Annual Catalog.

One of the dies that is retiring is the Curvy Keepsake Die. This is one of my favorite dies that I use for all occasions. Pictured here are some of the Critter boxes I make year round.  

I will have my retiring items on display in Desiree's Craftroom, located inside the Branson Mill Craft Village. Open House starts at 12:30 and will be open until 3:30.  If these times do NOT work for you, please let me know.  I try to accommodate those who work as well as those who have early ball practice/games.  

This will also give you the opportunity to see the many ALREADY retired stamp sets that I have for sale.  Space permitting, I will have these out as well.

Stop in and chat with me, today!

Happy Crafting,


Friday, May 12, 2017

Birthday Gift Card Holder

Here is another cute idea for a Birthday.  I make these little purses all year round.  I sold these at craft fairs right before Christmas and they were a big hit.  

Now here are some ideas of what can go inside these little purses:

    1.  Gift Cards (of course!)
    2.  Chocolate candies (who doesn't like a little chocolate?)
    3.  Jewelry (you can place earrings, necklace, or a ring on a piece of cardstock and insert inside!)
    4.  Curled up money (everyone can use CASH, right?)
What are some other ideas?

These purses are one of the items you can select as a Four-Item Gift Class.  When you take a Gift Class with me, you make the four items and then I send you the tutorials so you can then make them at home!  Of course, I'm always available to assist! 

Happy Crafting,


Thursday, May 11, 2017

My Favorite Birthday Go To Stamp Set Is . . .

Complete this sentence:  My Favorite Birthday Go To Stamp Set Is . . .

Then see if you can identify which is MY favorite Go To Birthday stamp set! I used it on this card which will be one of our June cards as well. 

Remember, I do make kits so if you cannot make class but want to purchase the monthly card kit, just let me know.  BUT you do have to have your own stamps and ink to complete them!  If you'd like a kit, I will include the tutorial on how to make each card.  

Happy Crafting,


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Field Flowers

Today's card is another one we will be making in my June card classes.  This card uses the stamp set, Field Flowers and the words and designer series paper are retired.

This is an elegant, easy-to-mail card that you can make!

Happy Crafting,


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

You've Got This!

Today's card is one I designed for my June card classes.  We are learning the masking tape technique on this card.  First I put my three colors down using masking tape, and then I stamped my image using Momento black ink.  With a few embellishments, the card really pops!

Be sure to look for my June card schedule coming out soon!

Happy Crafting,


Monday, May 8, 2017

Avant Garden Hallet Bag with Cards

Here are the four cards I made using the Avant Garden Stamp set.  I created a Hallet Bag and all four cards and envelopes are included in this nice little gift.  I recommend these for shut-ins so they can have a Thank You card ready when someone brings them their medications or groceries!

Here is one other bag I made with Kindness cards.  

And lastly, here are the other Hallet Bags I put together.  I pulled some note cards I already had made and placed four cards with envelopes into each bag.  

These go together pretty fast so if you'd like to come in for a class, contact me!  

Happy Crafting,


Saturday, May 6, 2017

New Catalogs Are In!

If you don't have your new 2017 Stampin' Up! catalog yet, you can purchase one from me at my store,OR get one FREE with a $50 order!  You can start ordering from this catalog on June 1st so come out and get yours early to make your wish list!  When placing your order, please use current hostess code:  2E73W92F

Today's card class starts at 12:30 and we'll be making four cards.  I have the current items that will be retiring available to see as well as already retired stamp sets, dies, and framelits that you can review and purchase.  

Happy Crafting,


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Designer Series Paper Sneak Peek

Here is a video from Stampin' Up! showing you a preview of some of the new Designer Series Paper Stacks. What is the difference between a paper stack and a package of Designer Series Papers?  Well, our Paper Stacks have 48 sheets of sheets of 12 different designs that measure 6 X 6 and our packages of DSP have 2 sheets of 6 different designs that measure 12 X 12. I have ordered the Fresh Florals and Color Theory paper stack and should have it by the end of next week!  

 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Designer Series Paper Stacks

Stop in and check out the quality of Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers and cardstock today!

Also, as a reminder, Saturday is our Card class where we will be making the four cards pictured below. Come make your cards and feel the Stampin' Up! quality!

Happy Crafting,


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Decorative Label Punch Retiring!

Don't forget we have Card Buffet tomorrow from 12:30 - 3:30 pm!  See you at Desiree's Craftroom, located inside the Branson Mill Craft Village (3300 N. Gretna Rd, Branson).

Another one of my favorite punches, the Decorative Label punch, is retiring at the end of this month.I use this punch on a lot of my crafts including these shown below. 

It is a versatile punch so if you don't have it, you may want to order it today!  Please use this Hostess Code: 2E73W92F when placing an order with me!  

Happy Crafting,


Monday, May 1, 2017

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

We have been getting a lot of rain here in Branson!  Saturday's Open House Retirement Party had two attendees.  So I wanted to give you another chance to attend!  I've scheduled a second Open House Retirement Party for May 13th, Saturday, from 12:30-3:30. I hope you will come out and see the products that are retiring and perhaps I will have some new stuff to stamp with!

Here is one of my favorite punches that is retiring - check out the cards and projects I've made with this!

Mark your calendars and don't forget to check the Upcoming Events tab for future classes!

Happy Crafting,