Oct 8, 2013


Hello everyone! Well I am gearing up to take 10 lovely women for 6 days of crafting and card making. This is my 2nd annual Fall Retreat and should be lots of fun! Here is a sneak peek of one of the cards I designed for this retreat. It is using the Pop n cuts base and label frame. I also used the Festive Flurries framelits and Snowflake soiree stamp set from stampin up last season. It  is still avaliable this year. I love the new color Bermuda Bay for this card. I also used the winter frost paper. I love snow men Which is from the set Snow much fun which is retired. Hope you enjoyed it.



Oct 5, 2013


I love this card inspired by Karen Burniston a litlle fishing line and using the magnetic plate and the labels collection framelits and chalk talk framelits create a great frame to fly this ghost. DSP was the Witches Brew. I used the owl punch to create the ghost.

Aug 30, 2013

Fall Fun Banner

I have taken a liking to making banners. I used the Base card die from the Pop n cuts cutting system. The leaves were cut from the autumn accents die. Love fall colors!

All things spooky and Fun

Fun Clip Itz for cello treat bags or our new Tag a Bag gift bags
fun banner

Other goodie holders


Jul 26, 2013

Photo: Halloween card swap DONE! Whoot whoot!

Happy Haunting!

Guess What? She's Back!
My posting has been so eratic I am sorry so lets say this is the newest creation I have made from the new Holiday Catalog. So here's the recipe.
Base card Basic Black cut 4.25 x 11 embossed with the MODERN MOSAIC  folder.
Cut or use any scrap card stock and cut it to 3 x 4.25 You will be covering it with the paper so yeah use the scraps. Then cut your designer paper 2.5 x 3 and complimentary color card stock I used Basic Black, Starfruit, Pumpkin, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, and Smokey Slate. Then lay them on the cutter and cut corner to corner. These create long triangles. When all that is done I embossed each solid color card stock with a different embossing folder. Now separate each style of paper in groups. I used the ANYWHERE GLUE STICK to adhere the papers to the 3 x 4.25 piece of card stock. Why? Because it is easier and dries faster. The straight side of the triangle will always be to the left. Just butt the papers up to each other with the tip being in the center. Once they are all glued down let them dry then trim around the square. I then cut strips .50 x 4.25 and using the MULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE to add to the 3 x 4.25 piece of card stock. I also used the multipurpose glue to glue that whole piece to the card because it holds better than snail.Now to cover up the center point you could stamp anything and layer it onto a coordinating punch I used the DSP and the mini punch to center. Added a little Bling with BASIC JEWELS. To finish I stamped the Ticket on starfruit using HALLOWEEN BASH 130580 with STAZON. Then used the TICKET BUILDER PUNCH and popped it up with DIMENSIONALS. Glad you all liked it!
Happy Stamping Brenda

Apr 28, 2013

The Event

 Yesterday was the Spring Fling Event!We made lots of projects!I will be hosting another event like this on August 17 at the Comfort Suites Milwaukee featuring our NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG!! Join us to make lots of holiday goodies! So here are a few of the projects we made yesterday.

These are part of the Artisan Kit You make 3 cards and 1 box I have the PDF available if you comment and give me your e-mail address

Mar 27, 2013

Calling All Stampers!!!

If you live in the Milwaukee area here is your opportunity to stamp with us!! I am having a one day event at a local hotel, It is on April 27 and the event fee is 55.00 for the early bird after April 1 it is 60.00. This event is packed with LOTS of gift giving ideas and cards! Check in at 9:00 and stamp until 6:00. I will be teaching the group from start to finish. Each guest receives a $35.00 goodie bag that has all the products to create with and some left over to take home. A boxed lunch with water and dessert will be served. This event is almost FULL we only have a few spots left 5 to be exact! You won't want to miss this. The next Event isn't until August with all items from the Holiday Catalog. Just send me an e-mail at Brenda44brenda@yahoo.com for more detailed information. Hope to see you there!!

Mar 25, 2013

Spring Retreat February 2013

I loved spending time with my friends this year at our first Spring Retreat! I have held my first fall retreat (October 2012) and now my first Spring retreat ( Feb 2013). I started small with only 6 girls and now my Fall retreat coming this November is 12 strong! Of course I had to move to a bigger facility but I am so happy! I love teaching new products and projects, I told my husband I wish I could just teach at retreats exclusively. Wow a mini vacation every month but I do work hard. I plan all the projects because this isn't your normal retreat where you work on your own stuff. I plan every project for the whole time we are there. Here are a few pictures to share.
A few Easter Treats and Mini Scrapbook
Debbie and her St. Patty Treats

Anita showing off her Cheeto Carrot!
Anita and Debbie hard at work

Terri showing off her M & M treats

Mar 2, 2013

Last Saturday we put this together at our quarterly meeting with Jerilyn Woods. I love how we could turn a tag kit into something special just by adding a few extras! On Friday Night March 15 I will be hosting this class so don't miss it! Deadline to sign up is March 9th! Class fee 15.00! That includes everything you will need to make this great banner!

Feb 25, 2013

Kids Cards

These are blurry but they were fun! Blast off is such a cute boys card and the ribbon banner card was from Kidoodles.

Feb 24, 2013

Noah's Ark

I have to say going on retreat was very productive. I love this baby card.
Base card Daffodil Delight
Layer card Pool Party
Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie
Embossing folder: Lacy Brocade. Fancy Fan Folder
Large Scallop Edgelit
Apothecary Art Framelits
Brights Buttons
Ivory Seam Binding
Early Espresso Embossing Powder
Stamp Set: Two by Two
Assorted Markers, Large Pearls

Jan 13, 2013

Its a Party on Sycamore Street!

This Card was so easy and fun I used our circle punches ranging from 1 3/4, 1 1/4, 1, 1/2 inch. I would also use the punches one size up to punch out the paper except for the 1 3/4. I cut paper 2 x 2 to glue behind that circle. So here's what you do.
Your base card is 4.25 x 11. Then cut a piece of white cardstock 4 x 5.25. You will punch your circles out first. Quick Note leave enough room to tie ribbons at the bottom. Then using quick dry glue glue them down with the design you want. I used the Sycamore street paper because with Sale-a-bration we all need lots of ideas. Then I ran it through the Big Shot using our Polka Dot embossing folder. Then tied to ribbons on the bottom again Sycamore Street Ribbon from SAB.
I used dimensionals to lift it on the base card then sprinkled it with our Rhinestone Jewels. The greeting was from Bloomin Marvelous again SAB and the 1.25 scallop circle punch. Oh yeah Island Indigo Ink.
I hope you Love it and thanks for stopping.

Bleeding Hearts

This card is Super Simple and can be done in a rainbow pattern or in Manly colors. It also gives your Big shot a work out. I choose my colors and cut the cardstock 5.50x4. I had each person pick the embossing folders they wanted to use and using the Big Shot emboss each color using a different folder. Then punch out 7-8 circles the size is 1.25 of each color. I over lapped each row Varying the circles which cant be seen really good here. Since Valentines is coming I choose to use With Love as my greeting. Tied it all up with a 1 inch satin bow. My base card was cut 4.25 x 11 in whisper white. Thanks for stopping!

Jan 11, 2013

Sycamore Street

I have fallen head over heels for this paper. I love the rich feeling of indigo and pool party. This shabby chic card is a winner to promote the Sycamore Street designer paper! Featured in our Sale-a-bration flyer!
Supplies used: White card stock for the base. Sycamore Street Paper Cut the large print 2.50 x 5.50. The deep middle eastern print 1.50 x 5.50. The flags are punched out using a 1 inch punch and folded in half, glued in half onto plain white Bakers Twine. One of the flags I used a print from the Summer Smooches paper.  I used a 1 x 5.50 strip of white and using the scallop trim boarder punch. The strip of pool party is from the 12 x 12 designer series stack and it is cut
1 x 5.50. I dazzled a bit with some rhinestones on the flags. The greeting is stamped in Indigo and punched out with our new mini scallop punch. It is popped up onto a Framelit from the Apothecary Accents. The greeting is from our Sale-a-bration set Bloomin Marvelous. Thanks for stopping!

Jan 4, 2013

Time to SALE-A-BRATE!!!
Here is my Kick Off! Love this spring type card using elements from the sale-a-bration catalog.
Supplies needed:
Card base: Pool Party 8.5 x 4.25
Embossing Folder: Vine Street 130492
Designer Paper: Sycamore Street 127540 2 x 5.50 of hexagon print and two strips of Rich Razzleberry print 1 x 5.5. 
Embosslit Frame: Apothecary Accents Framelits 127003 in Pool Party
Punches: Elegant Butterfly 127526 (2) in Rich Razzleberry
Large Oval 119855 in White cardstock
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels 125577
Stamp Set Bloomin Marvelous 129654
Thanks for stopping, Brenda