Category Archives: Secret Garden

Triple Time Stamping


Hi everyone,

I have never done the triple time technique before, but I had been wanting to try it. The card turned out pretty well, except I don’t like how the words blended in too much with the green. I had already spent way too much time on this, so I decided to leave it and correct when I make another one. The technique was pretty simple, the sizes of the very vanilla are 4″ x 5.25″ , 3″ x 4.25″, and 2″ x 3.25″. The Primrose petal was cut a 1/4″ larger for each dimension. I used a very very small piece of painters tape to hold my layers together while I stamped.

Hope you enjoy.


Stamps: Secret Garden, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Inks: Summer starfruit, primrose petal, gumball green

Paper: Primrose petal, very vanilla

Other: Nonephoto

Thank you card


Sorry I have been kinda quiet over here. My dad came up for a couple of days. My family is going through a tough time right now. And it has put me in quite a funk. I have been trying to sit down and make something but my brain has a sever lack of inspiration. Even looking through other blogs for something to CAS hasn’t worked. I put together this card this morning because I have a couple of thank you’s to get out. It isn’t the best card I’ve made, but at least it is something. What do you do when your brain gets fried from life and you lose all artistic urges?


Monthly Stamp and Card Club


Now is the best time to join my Monthly Stamp and Card Club!

How would you like to receive a brand new stamp set, and 2 FINISHED full card samples at your door step EVERY month! No gas, no having to leave your house, and something fun to look forward to instead of bills! ONLY 30.00 for a clear mount stamp set or 40.00 for wood mount!

I will preselect a stamp set each month (WHICH you can change if you want!) make 2 finished samples for you, and send them to your house via the USPS. I will charge your credit card each month 30.00 OR 40.00 (depending on which set you choose – clear or wood mount).  Plus you get 2 beautiful full size cards that you can use or just keep and copy over and over again!

The January stamp set will be Secret Garden which is from the Spring Catalog which comes out on January 3, 2013.    (remember, you can always change the selection to whatever you prefer)


AS A BONUS! You can select ANY hostess choice for free one time during your subscription, AND if you join by January 15th, I will throw in the brand new, Tea Time Trinkets from the Spring Catalog.

Your commitment:

You join for a minimum of 8 months, then you can cancel at anytime.

I will charge your card 30.00 for clear mount, 40.00 for wood mount on the 1st of each month.

If you want to change a stamp set, you have to let me know before the 5th of each month.

That’s it! I do all the rest!!

Just email and let me know you want to join, and I will send you the form to get started.

This is a GREAT way to stamp with me no matter where you live, or if you can make a live class or not!

Technique class


Don’t forget, we this month’s technique class is on masking. We are offering it twice, both times at Seacoast Sewing Center. It is January 15 at 11 am and January 23 at 5 pm. Classes will be approximately one hour and are only $12. We will be learning the technique. You will get a instructional page to keep and practice the technique as well as a card to send with the technique. I am working on perfecting it now and here is the result. Not perfect but I like it. photo-4

Stamp of the Month Class


Good Afternoon,

I promised a sneak peek of the Secret Garden stamp which is brand new in the Spring 2013 catalog and here it is. If you want to have your own stamp set and make this card along with 2 other projects, sign up for the class by January 2. More information is under the Classes tab at the top or feel free to email me.


January Stamp of the Month Club


Weird fact of the day: Today’s date 12-12-12 is the last repeat we’ll see in our lifetimes.

Have you started thinking about the New Year yet? I certainly have, one of the big things that I have coming are more Stamp Classes!!  Two new types of classes are coming!

The first is Stamp of the Month Club. There is no obligation to join. We will meet monthly in the classroom at Seacoast Sewing Center in Portsmouth, NH. The first class will be January 11 from 5 – 7 pm. You will leave the class with a NEW stamp set and 3 samples that you made with that stamp set.

The set I picked for January is wicked cool and I can’t wait to show it to you. It is called Secret Garden. It is from the NEW Stampin’ Up! Spring 2013. BUT this catalog is not available to be seen or for general order until January 1. As per the company’s policy, I am not allowed to post a picture of the stamp set because it is not available to you yet, but I am allowed to post pictures of my samples made from the stamp. I ordered today, so stay tuned to see the samples in the next week or so.

Now back to the class specifics, for only $15 plus the cost of the stamp set, you get 3 samples and the stamp set. You get to pick the type of stamp whether you like the clear or wooden. Now here is the fine print…I need you to pay and reserve your spot in the class by January 2. This allows me to order the stamp sets and have them in and ready by the class date.

That is all for now folks, but have a great December day.

Stamp of the month class reminder


Happy New Year!!!

Just a reminder that if you want to sign up for the stamp of the month class on Friday January 11, the deadline is tomorrow (January 2). This is a chance to get your own Secret Garden stamp which is brand new in the Spring 2013 catalog. I am having a lot of fun playing with the stamp. Here is a card I made using the stamp set and Fan Fair DSP. If you want to make this card as well as 2 others with the stamp, sign up now. You can sign up either through me or through Seacoast Sewing Center.

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