Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sissy Has Moved to

Please check me out at my new address, to see what I've been up to.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Where Did Sissy Go?????

Hey everyone!!! So I've been MIA again, but only because I've had so much going on in my life. The month of May was a whirlwind in our house. Besides all of that, my beautiful daughter (DD#2) has been busy creating a new website for me. After 5 years here at, I'm moving on. Say good bye to and hello to! Thank you so much for all your visits over the last 5 years.I look forward to many more visits at my new site. Kelly did a wonderful job on the site and I couldn't be more proud. Also, if any of you are looking to update your site or create a new one, please feel free to contact her at Her site is in the process of getting a face lift too after their relocation (and spending so much time on her Momma's site), so email her at You won't be sorry!!

Thanks again and I'll see you at my new site!!!


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Paper Pumpkin for $5.00!!!

Hey everyone! Happy Weekend!! Just a quick post to let you know that there is a 24 hour sale going on right now for Paper Pumpkin. Until 6:50 pm MT you can sign up for the Paper Pumpkin subscription for $5.00!! This is for the first month of your subscription, then the following months the price will be $19.95. So much fun in such a little box! You get everything you need to create that month's projects. There was a preview of the May kit, and it is adorable. It is a birthday themed kit that you can create in a flash. So head over to and use the promo code 24HOURS and give it a try. It's the best happy mail you can get! Have a good weekend!!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Another Sunday Evening and a Sneak Peak

Hey everyone! Did you know that yesterday was National Scrapbooking Day? After doing my usual Saturday morning chores, you know, cleaning house, laundry, etc, I did spend some time in my room. Scrapbooking was what started my paper crafting obsession, so I thought it only right to get a couple of pages done.
As you know, last year Becky Higgins collaborated with Stampin' Up! and brought some items to the catalog. Being the good little demonstrator that I am, I bought quite a few items, but yesterday is the first chance I've had to play.
This page was created using some non-Stampin' Up! items with the Project Life items. I really had a good time creating these two pages of a trip to San Francisco to see the Giants and the Dodgers.

Now for a sneak peak of the new In-Colors that will be in the 2015 catalog.
Woo hoo!!!! The catalog goes life June 2nd. I am really looking forward to sharing all the fun things that are coming!

I hope you had a good weekend, and I thank you for stopping by.

Supplies Used:

Project Life Everyday Adventure Card Collection and Accessory Pack
Stamp Sets: Project Life Day to Day, Really Good Greetings, Best. Day. Ever., Baseball from Recollections
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tangelo Twist
Tools: Super 8 punch WRMK
Cardstock: Tangelo Twist, Basic Black, Whisper White, Black Swiss Dot from Bazzill

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sunday Evening

Hey everyone! Happy Sunday Evening. Hope you all had a good weekend. Mine was a busy one, which is nothing new for me.  :)  I was able to get in my room and get some cards done for different occasions. I actually had to make two sympathy cards. Those are usually hard ones to make, but this one went together fairly quickly. It was made using both current and retired Stampin' Up! items. I thought it fit well since the Retired List just came out from SU! There are always a couple of items that retire that I am sad to see go, so this was very fitting.
This card was created for one of my coworkers. They just brought a little boy in this world last weekend. I wanted to use up more of my never-dwindling pile, and thought these patterned papers went well together. I just love the little onesie from SU! It was nice to celebrate a new baby after creating so many sympathy cards lately.

Well, I hope you have a good evening and I thank you for stopping by.

Supplies Used:

Cardstock: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip SU! Marker
Stamp Sets: Thoughts & Prayers, Slower Shop, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Patter.n Paper: From my stash,
Ribbon: Wisteria Wonder Ruffle, Vintage Lace (both retired)
Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels, Extra Large Pearl Basic Jewels (retired), Candy Dots
Tools: Baby First Framelits, Pansy Punch, Modern Label Punch (retiring), Word Window Punch, Stripes Embossing Folder (retired)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

To You From Me, Saying Goodbye, and Weekly Deals

Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday! Just wanted to share a thank you card I made. This card was adapted from the 3 x 3 thank yous I made for my April Workshop orders. The sketch was from a challenge over at Stampin' Gals Gone Wild on Facebook.
I also wanted to share the news that Stampin' Up! released their Retired List on Tuesday. There are items up to 50% off while supplies last through June 2nd. You can go here to check out all the retiring items. If there's something you've had your eye that is on this list, you better hurry before it sells out.
And last but not least, this week's deals. There are quite a few items from the current Occasions Catalog in this week's deals.
There's a lot going on this week. I hope you see something you like. Have a good week, and I thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Congrats! and Weekly Deals

Hey everyone! How was your Wednesday? I wanted to share a card that we will be creating Friday at our workshop and share the Weekly Deals at Stampin' Up!
I made this card before the Weekly Deals were posted and coincidentally enough, I used the Labels Collection Framelits. I was pretty excited to see them on the deal list! That never happens. lol

I saw another demonstrator post a card similar to this and really fell in love with the technique on the label. She called it the crackle technique. You just take some plastic wrap and crumble it into a ball using it like a stamp. Then stamp randomly on your cardstock. LOVE it! I used all the chalk inks that are in the Occasions Catalog for some variety. And since I was feeling inky, I got out the Stars Decorative Mask to create a background paper and added some Dazzling Details to the stars for some bling. The word Congrats was heat embossed in black and added some of the 1/4" black taffeta ribbon. I had a lot of fun making this.

Here are this week's deals:

 I hope you like my card and if you see anything in the deals selection, don't hesitate to grab it. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a nice evening.


Cardstock: Strawberry Slush and Blushing Bride
Ink: Blushing Bride, Versamark, Colorbox Chalk Inks Aquarmarine, Rose Coral and Yellow Citrus
Framelits: Labels Collection
Stamp set: Bravo photopolymer
Black Embossing Powder
Dazzling Details
Black 1/4" Taffeta Ribbon
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
SU! Dimensionals
Plastic Wrap

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Happy Sunday!

Hey everyone! Hope you had a good weekend. It was a busy one around here, but they usually are. I just don't know how to sit and relax!!  :)

I wanted to share a card I made for a Facebook challenge with Stampin' Gals Gone Wild. And since I was creating samples for my upcoming workshop coming up on Friday, thought this was perfect timing!

The challenge was a sketch challenge, which I love. I don't have to decide what to create, just what I'm going to create with. I wanted to use some of the Occasions Catalog items, but using something I haven't seen posted. This is from the Painted Blooms Designer Paper which is beautiful. Most people use all the pretty flowered paper with purples, blues, and pinks, but this page with the leaves seemed so calming to me. That and it seemed to go with scene in the Moon Lake stamp set. I thought this stamp set was perfect for watercoloring. The Aqua Painters by SU! really make it easy to create something that looks like absolutely gorgeous. (if I do say so myself lol) This whole scene makes me want to head to the lake.

I hope you like the card. I'm pretty sure my gals are going to have fun with this one. Thank you for stopping by, have a great week!

Supplies used:

Ink: Soft Suede, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Black Stazon
Card stock: Pool Party, Soft Suede, Watercolor Paper
DSP: Painted Blooms
Tools: Aqua Painters
Embelishments; Candy Dots and Dazzling Details

Friday, April 10, 2015

I Freakin' Love You! and Last Day of FREE SHIPPING!

Happy Friday!! I wanted to share a thank you card I made for one of my online customers and I also wanted to remind everyone that today is the last day of the FREE SHIPPING promotion at Stampin' Up! You have until 11:50 pm MT to place your online orders. There's no limit to your order size, even if you're only getting a pack of card stock, FREE SHIPPING!!  :)

I made this card using retired Sale-a-bration paper from last year. I think this was one of my favorite sheets and I ended up buying multiple packs for just this sheet. Oh, and what a surprise, I am hoarding it!! lol The sentiment is from the Yippee-Skippee stamp set. Very cute set!!!

I hope you have a fantastic weekend and I thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Weekly Deals with FREE SHIPPING!

Hey everyone, happy Wednesday! I just wanted to remind you that about the FREE SHIPPING promotion going on this week and share this week's Weekly Deals. I don't know about you, but FREE SHIPPING is definitely a game changer when you're shopping online!

Here are this week's deals:
I love the burlap ribbon! I use it on more than just cards and scrapbook pages. I made a wreath for my front door using some silk hydrangeas and I added this ribbon for a more country look.
You gotta love multipurpose crafting supplies!!! :) If you see something you just can't live without, you can shop here and enjoy the FREE SHIPPING!

Have a great day and I thank you for stopping by!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Have You Heard?

Have you heard the news?? Stampin' Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING for the next 5 days!!! Woo Hoo!!!!! You can order as many times as you want to in the next 5 days and not pay a dime on shipping!! So now is the time to stock up on all your favorite goodies.You can even get the Starter Kit for free shipping. Once you do that you become a part of the SU! family and can purchase all your future supplies at a discount. You don't have to hold workshops or classes, you can become a Hobby Demonstrator and just enjoy all SU! has to offer while becoming a part of my team.

So check out all the goodies you can get for free shipping here and shop 'til you drop!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter! I know it's almost over, but better late than never! I hope you have enjoyed your day with family and friends. I know I have. Blessings to everyone!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

This Week's Weekly Deals

Hey everyone! I just wanted to update you on this week's Weekly Deals with Stampin' Up! I was hoping to have a project to share with you too, but it took me my entire 5 days off redoing my craft room. I can't wait to share it with, have been working my behind off!! It's amazing how much "stuff" we accumulate (or hoard lol) as a crafter!! Pictures to follow when I'm completely done...or at least close to done, cuz we're never done are we? ;)

Any way, I's this week's deal. Check out the sale price on the Sizzix Magnetic Plate! If there's something here you just can't live without, feel free to go here to shop til you drop.

 Have a good week, and I thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Weekly Deals

Hey everyone! Just wanted to share this week's Weekly Deals. Definitely a good way to stock up on your supplies and get the tools that have been on your wish list! You can go here and shop 'til you drop!  :)

Hope you're having a good week so far! Take care and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Happy Monday....Just Kidding!

Hey everyone! How has your Monday been? Mondays back to work are always tough after really good weekends, aren't they? I thought the title of this post was pretty cute, especially since I'm going to share a card I made using the new photopolymer stamp set from Stampin' Up! called Just Kidding. I know, har har, good pun! lol

I made this for one of my very oldest (she's gonna kill me hehe) and "bestest" friends. We've been friends for 40 years! Yes, we were just toddlers. lol Seriously, we met in high school and even though more than 700 miles separate us, we have kept in touch all these years. I shared SU!'s FB post when this set was released and she commented "I'm getting this card for my birthday, aren't I?" Now I can't pass that up, can I?

Here's the inside of the card. I absolutely LOVE this set, it is so much fun!! There are just so many different ways to use it. Don't you love versatile sets? Nothing better than stretching your crafting dollars!

I colored the image with the now discontinued Blendabilities. I am really bummed that Stampin' Up! had to do that, but I am really impressed that they made that decision. I am very confident that they will find a solution and bring back some sort of alcohol marker.

Well, I hope you like my card, I'm pretty sure she's going to like it :) I am also entering this in the Fab Friday 60 challenge.

 Have a great week and I thank you for stopping by.

Supplies all Stampin' Up!:

Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral,Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Birthday Bash
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Blendabilities - discontinued
Ribbon: Daffodil Delight 1/4" Cotton Ribbon
Dazzling Details
SU! Corner Rounder, retired
Adhesive: Fast Fuse

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Last Night's Workshop

Hey everyone! Happy Spring!!! I know those of you on the east coast are still experiencing winter-type weather, and I am sorry for that. If you can, can you send some of that precipitation to us here in CA? :) I know we're beginning the 4th year of a drought, but it's hard to complain when the weather is so nice.

I wanted to share with you the cards we made at our March Workshop last night. You'll probably detect a hint of spring in them. ;)

 This is the supply list for this card:
Cardstock: Strawberry Slush, Blushing Bride, WhisperWhite
Ink: Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Stazon
Markers: Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green
Twine: Blushing Bride
Dazzling Details
Stamp sets: Love is Kindness and Dictionary
Tools: Floral Frames Framelits, Stampin' Distress Tool, Stamping Sponges
Adhesive: Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue dots

This card was cased from a fellow demonstrator.

Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Designer Series Paper: Something Borrowed
Ink: Sahara Sand
Basic Pearl Jewels
Stamp sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Nature's Perfection, A Dozen Thoughts
Tools: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, 2 3/8" Scallop Punch, 2" and 1 3/4" Circle Punches, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Banner Punch
Adhesive: Fast Fuse, Stampin' Demensionals, Glue Dots

I think I shared this card when the Spring Catalog came out.

Cardstock: Island Indigo, Basic Black, Soft Sky, Shimmery White
Ink: Basic Black, Island Indigo, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky
Stamp set: Butterfly Basics
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools: Butterflies Framelits, Stampin' Sponge Daubers
Adhesive: Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Xyron

It was a busy night last night with 16 ladies crafting and laughing. It's the final weeks of Sale-a-bration too, so everyone was in the mood for shopping!! :)

I hope you have a great weekend and get to do something crafting!! If there's anything you're interested in, please don't hesitate to contact me. Take care and thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday Evening

Hey everyone! How was your weekend? We've been super busy between work, family, and finishing up on our remodel, not to mention dealing with bronchitis. Yuck. Been a really bad year for everyone with this stuff, but I'm hoping I've gotten past the worse of it.

I wanted to share a non-Stampin' Up! card I made for a very close friend of ours. He turned 60 and I just couldn't pass up using my Cricut.

I haven't played with my Cricut in a really long time. It was one of the first big purchases I made for crafting. Whenever I make something with my Cricut I try to use up my scraps, and this card helped use up quite a bit. :)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a good rest of your evening.


Cricut Cartridges:  Life is a Party and Paper Doll Dress Up
Basic Black and Wild Wasabi Ink from Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets from Scrappy Moms and unknown
All card stock from scrap supplies

Monday, March 2, 2015

Happy March!

Hey everyone! How was your weekend? I'm still getting over bronchitis, so I've been laying low. I just wanted to share the cards we made at our February workshop.

The top card was created using the Bokeh effect. The girls really enjoyed it, very inky!!  :) The other two cards were cased from fellow demos.

I know this is really short, I just wanted to pop in and share some fun. As usual, I'm running late for work. lol  *sigh* someday maybe I'll get to stay home and "play" all day!!! I hope you have a really good week!! Take care and thanks for stopping by!

All Supplies from SU!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Monday Afternoon

Hey everyone! I know I've been MIA again, but I wanted to share a couple of pictures that will explain it.

So last September we had a water cooler leak on our dining room laminate floor which resulted in mold that got behind our kitchen cabinets. (you can see the new cooler in the picture below standing where the original cooler was) Not fun. In fact, I was pretty upset knowing what was ahead of us, especially with the holidays coming. Well, we knew we didn't want to be living in a construction zone during the holidays, so we had a company contain the mold and held off on the repairs until January. Here is the end result with my kitchen.

The cabinet over the microwave now has some new doors over it and the dining/living room is in the process of getting the new flooring this week. So to say I've been a little busy with life is an understatement!   :)

So while the flooring contractors were here today, I locked myself in my scrap room with the dogs and prepped all my projects for my February Workshop that is scheduled for this Friday. A very good distraction, even with all the noise.

I was practicing a new technique that we'll be doing Friday and here is the end result.
I know the color in the picture isn't the best, but I couldn't find my camera.The background was created using a technique called Bokeh. From what I understand, it's a photography term and a lot of people are doing this. It's actually a lot of fun. I'll be sure to share the ones from Friday night's workshop so you can see another color combo.

I hope you have enjoyed your President's Day. For those of you back east, I hope you are staying safe and warm. Doesn't look good for you and I really wish you could send some of that moisture our way! Have a good evening and I thank you for stopping by.


Cardstock:  Island Indigo, Basic Black, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Back to Black
Ink: Island Indigo, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
Tools: Bow Builder Punch, Glue Dots
Stamp set: Best Day Ever

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tuesday Morning and Weekly Deals

Good morning! How is your week going so far? Or is it too early to tell? I know some of you on the East Coast are getting hammered with snow...I hope you all are safe. I wish we could get some winter weather here, especcially since we need the rain so bad. 

I wanted to share another card using the Butterfly Thinlets. I promise it's the last one, at least I hope.  :) Can you tell I REALLY like this set?? This card is a little out of my box, but I love how it turned out!

Now for the Weekly Deals. This week's deals are for you if you love embossing folders!! And if you see something you just can't live without, you can go here to order it. Just click on the Shop Now bar to access the store.

Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folders by Stampin' Up!
Price$7.95 $5.96
Zig Zag Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Price$7.95 $5.96

More Amore Ensemble
Price$9.95 $5.97
Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Price$7.95 $5.96
Texture Boutique Machine
Price$29.95 $22.46

Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price$7.95 $5.96
Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price$7.95 $5.96
Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Price$7.95 $5.96