Saturday, September 26, 2009

A Note of Thanks Box

Thank You Kindly (#111700)

Need to say "thank you" to a special teacher in your child's life? This box is the wonderful and memorable way to show your appreciation!

Teacher's Pet Stamp Set
Thank You Kindly Stamp Set
Confetti White Card Stock
Earth Elements 12X12 Textured Card Stock
Bold Brights 12X12 Textured Card Stock
Old Olive Patterns Designer Series Paper
Creamy Caramel Classic Stampin' Pad
More Mustard Classic Stampin' Pad
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
Jet Black Stazon Pad
Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
Clips Assortment
Spiral Punch
Blender Pens

Friday, September 25, 2009

Free Kisses Card

Halloween Hoot (#111582)

Make this little guy's day by sending his offer to your friends and family. Great as a Halloween card, it's also fun for any occasion. To make him completely irresistible, touch him up with a bit of watercoloring.

Halloween Hoot stamp set
Old Olive Card Stock
Neutrals Card Stock
Old Olive Patterns Designer Series Paper
Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
Certainly Celery Classic Stampin' Pad
Going Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Stampin' Dimensionals
Blender Pens

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Happy Halloween Notecard

Autumn Harvest (#110372)

No need for a trip to the pumpkin patch to give a gift of the perfect jack-o-lantern. Our Autumn Harvest set has you covered! This fun little notecard is a definite Halloween treat.

Autumn Harvest Stamp Set
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
Naturals Ivory Card Stock
Not Quite Navy Card Stock
Earth Elements 12X12 Textured Card Stock
Watercolor Paper
Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
Really Rust Classic Stampin' Pad
Jet Black Stazon Pad
Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder
Stampin' Dimensionals
Aqua Painter

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


This sweet little box is ideal for two fun-sized candy bars—a perfect Halloween treat!

Stamp Highlight:
Pumpkin Patch (#116499)

Other Supplies: Card Stock in Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White; Classic Stampin' Pads in Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, and Pumpkin Pie; Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip Adhesive

1. Using the treat box pattern, trace pattern on Pumpkin Pie card stock, then cut out and score. Stamp grass image in Pumpkin Pie ink on unassembled box. Assemble box using Sticky Strip Adhesive.

2. Stamp pumpkin image in Pumpkin Pie ink, face and stem images in Chocolate Chip ink, and grass and curly vine images in Old Olive ink on Whisper White card stock. Adhere to treat box using Stampin' Dimensionals.

3. Stamp “from our patch to yours” in Basic Black ink on top of treat box.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sweet Treat Cups

Do you know the secret for making absolutely irresistible cards? Add treats! It's a snap to do with our Sweet Treat cups. Fill the food-safe Sweet Treat cups with goodies and adhere it to the card using the self-adhesive base. Use the 1-3/4" Circle Punch for the card opening to fit the 1/2" deep cups. We also offer a Sweet Treat padded envelopes to hold your creations. Your creative card will be such a hit, and the recipient will talk about it for months to come. View Sweet Treat Cups

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

2009 Holiday Mini Catalog is Here!

2009 Holiday Mini Catalog

Click cover to download

Download the stampin' supplies by clicking here.

Begin ordering items from the Holiday Mini on September 1, 2009

A new Hostess Promotion begins today!!

Host a workshop totaling $250 or more and choose any one item* from the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog for only $10!

* Offer excludes hostess sets and My Digital Studio.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


My Swedish friend Anki arrived into town last week and I was able to meet up with her and her family. So great to finally meet! Check out her blog here

Petar & Isac


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Air & Water Show

Last Saturday, a group of us headed over to the Lake to see the Air & Water Show - Amazing!!

Irene, Teresa, Denise and Toni

and Laura

Friday, August 21, 2009

Frontera Grill

My parents and I celebrated my birthday at Frontera Grill 2 weeks ago - I have been wanting to try this place for 5 years and scored a reservation. The meal was amazing, the cocktails were dillylish and the desserts....FAB!!

The man just won Top Chef Masters so I think that says it all!

Thursday, August 20, 2009


A few weeks ago my friend and I went to check out William Petersen's, former star of CBS-TV's CSI, play Blackbird. The play was SOLD OUT and I was lucky enough to score tickets on Craig's List.

British vernacular for "jailbird," Blackbird is a real-time account of the awkward reunion of Ray and Una, 15 years after a passionate affair when he was 40 and she was a minor. Ray is confronted with his past when Una arrives unannounced at his workplace. Guilt, rage and raw emotions run high as they recollect their forbidden relationship.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Band of Horses

After Lollapalooza, I headed over to House Blues to see my FAVORITE band Band of Horses. I know I am on a concert kick! I have tickets to 3 other upcoming shows in the next 2 months lol...check BOH out!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Chairlift, Passion Pit play Apple Store, Chicago

On the eve of Chicago's Lollapalooza Music Festival 2009, Sony teamed up with Apple to get the party atmosphere in swing, resulting in a free in-store concert.

It is Thursday night and the line wrapped around the block. I wasn't even sure I would make it into the show - I was probably 10+ years older then most of these kids but I thought hey I only got a one day pass for Lollapalooza and here are 2 bands playing for free that were part of the weekend line up - I am there! We were all herded into the second floor of Chicago’s Michigan Ave. Apple Store by several college-aged guys and a goth chick. They didn't even remove the computers from the table where I perched myself for an eyeful view of Chairlift and Passion Pit. If you are loving the song soundtracking the latest iPod ad then you have heard of Chairlift. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Lollapalooza 2009

I haven't blogged in so long - sorry! It has been a very eventful few weeks!

Last Friday, I went to Lollapalooza with a few friends - I am so lucky because I live down the street from Grant Park so it was just a hop, skip and jump to one of the most amazing music festivals! It rained earlier in the day so there was some major mud!

Had me some black pepper-truffle-parmesan popcorn from graham elliot that was dillylish!

Natasha & Mike

Natasha & Yelena

Natasha & I

Mike, Natasha & I

and... here are my pictures of Depeche Mode - I hadn't seen them in concert in close to 20 years and they did not disappoint.

Here is me at BU (my alma mater) in my DM t-shirt blowing bubbles lol