"And hope does not disappoint us,
because God has poured out his LOVE into our hearts by the Holy Spirit..." Romans 5:5

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Ringing in 2008 with a BANG!

(plus postage, usually less than $5 for one set and less than $10 for more.)
If you live in my area, you are more than welcome to stop by my house to pick up your new goodies. Better yet!... plan on attending Stamp Club Sunday, January 27th at my home from 2:00 to 6:00pm. I will have your stamps good and ready for you then. If I am in your area, I can even bring your stamps to you. See individual photos to the right on my blog. Check back often as I will be adding and deleting sets as they sell. More will be added each day!
Better act fast! I only have one of each set and they will go fast for only $10! Email me to let me know which ones you want and when you've mailed your payment.
ONLY $10!!!
A perfect treat for yourself or someone you love!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

A New Year's Stamp Camp

ALTERED ITEMS January's Stamp Camp will feature altered items. We will be altering three items including a tiny scrapbook tin. This camp is only $15 for all three projects. PLUS, each stamper will receive a complementary two piece stamp set. Registration for this camp is required by emailing with your RSVP and by sending your camp fee upon registering. Each new year brings about changes... come see just how fun changing can be when we change these ordinary items into treasured pieces of art. Email me at kgettelfinger@sbcglobal.net

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

With Stamping Sympathy

This card was created with sympathy for the Gardner family who lost their dear Heather, Shelli's mother, this past Sunday. Having just experienced the loss of my 94 year old grandmother just last week, I have deep empathy for Shelli and her family to have to endure this event at Christmas time. However, my grandmother was 94 and had lived a wonderful life until the past year and a half. Heather went unexpectedly and no doubt the suddenness of her leaving wieghs heavy on this dear family. For that, my greatest sympathy goes out to them. Never is a good time, but no greater time is now. Just as one would experience the sweet smell of a rose (and I see in my mind the memory of my adorable little great neice toddling around the funeral home this past Friday evening offering to everyone a chance to smell a rose given to her by my dad,) may Shelli and her loved ones experience the sweet smelling love of Christ.

"The widerness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the ROSE. It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with the joy and sining: they shall see the glory of the Lord, and the excellency of our God." Isaiah 35:1,2.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Are you ready for 2008?

Check out this fun planner we created at my Stamp Club Appreciation Party! How fun is this?! This simple planner uses a simple school folder and some fun Stampin' Up! Darling Doodles Designer Series Paper. Here is how we made this planner...

1. Fold the folder BACKWARD. Then fold each side forward to create an accordian.
2. Trim 12x12 Designer Series Papers at 4". You will have three pieces from each sheet.
3. Adhere one full strip to the front and one strip to the back of your planner.
4. Trim four pieces of paper so that half will fit on the top part of each planner "page" and the other half will fit on the bottom. These measurements may vary depending on the folder measurements.
5. Use a stretchy hairband decorated with ribbons to hold your planner together.
6. Trim lined notebook paper to fit in one panel. Clip paper together with tiny clip.
7. Trim the end of one long envelope and stamp "receipts" along the opening.
8. Cut a smaller envelope in half and stamp "stuff" along the opening. Adhere this envelope to the smaller section of one panel.
9. Download or stamp calendar pages to create planner calendar. Clip calendar together with tiny clip.
10. Embellish as desired.

A Whole Lot of Gratitude

This is one of the three make & take projects we stamped up at my Stamp Club Appreciation Party recently. If you missed these fun projects, not to worry... join Stamp Club 2008 and you will be set for a ton of stampin' fun! There are so many great things planned for next year's club. This card was super easy to create especially because of Stampin' Up!'s great punches. The focal blossom of the card was created by completely using these fun punches. I LOVE the saying, also by Stampin' Up!. It is exactly what I want to say to ALL of my Stamp Club members, present and future.

Embellished Gift Cone

I decided to embellish my gift cone with Stampin' Up!'s Pretties Kit. It turned out to be so much easier than I had thought it would be. I colored my flower with my craft Very Vanilla ink. So easy! The inked flower wouldn't stick by using a glue dot so I had to use Crystal Effects. The jewels were threaded through a peice of silver cord, then inserted through the slight opening at the bottom of the cone and held in place by a drip of CE.
To create the cone, I traced the biggest dinner plate I could find onto a piece of Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!. After cutting it out, I quartered it. One quarter will round together to create this cone. I used Sticky Strip to hold it together.

Monday, December 3, 2007

I can't believe Stampin' Up! is retiring Merry Merry! But they are! And along with so many other fantastic sets! I'm not sure who was more disappointed... me or my husband, he he he... I am sure he is thinking, "Great! That means she is going to go purchase another snowflake set!" he he he... Not neccessarily, buuuutt... ya never know! I do really like Merry Merry and I don't think I will ever get rid of it. Sooo... stampers, you better order yours while you can because once January gets here it will be too late! And don't forget about Frosty! Can't believe he is leaving us also. He is rather up in age but he is still one of my absolute favorite stamp sets! And what about Headline Alphabet?! Love, love LOVE that alphabet! Ooooooooh.... makes me so excited about the new Spring Summer Collections Catalog!!!