Saturday, April 28, 2018

Bring on the BLING!!!

Happy Saturday Friends,

I just wanted to share with all of you my sparkly, blingy fantastic nails.

The minute I tried Colo Street Nail Polish Strips I knew I had to be apart of this revolutionary company!

If you didn’t know, I am a Licensed Nail Technician and have been for over 30 years. Before, during and after my career in Radio...

Keeping nail polish on natural nails was always a struggle forever especially for clients that wash their hands as much as I do and clean their homes, laundry etc.

Until now ...

Color Street Nail Strips are 100% Real Nail Polish and are completely safe for natural, acrylic and gel nails. They get removed as you would normally remove your polish with nail polish remover. 

They can be applied anywhere, anytime I applied my first time in the car driving to Milwaukee ( Bob was driving of course, lol).

You can do a manicure in less then 10 minutes, there is NO drytime, no smudging, the  Polish is already dry! You don’t even need a nail file! 

I wish these were around 30 years ago, they are absolutely BRILLIANT!!! No heater or gel overlay, no stickers - none of that nonsense. Just 100% Real Nail Polish and I love them!

Color Street launched 7 months ago and to say I am in on the ground floor is an understatement, I am in in the basement!!!

You can check out the beautiful colors and designs at my online store.

Go to:

Your welcome (lol...)

Friday, April 27, 2018

Beautiful Butterfly ~

Look at how simply stunning this beautiful card is that was made and sent me by my special stampy sister Lisa Lange.

It’s really cool how the butterfly keeps the card closed and when slid through the opening it opens the card to reveal the sentiment - brilliant!!!

Lisa is such a talented artist really and an even kinder person, I am so blessed to call her my friend.

Happy Hugs, 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Paper Pumpkin April 2018

Here is the complete April 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit project designs and assembly -
I am just crazy about this adorable kit and these would make such lovely Hostess Gifts or Party Favors for your next get-together!

Happy Hugs,

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Ep. 617 Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin | Summer Sampler!

Greetings Happy Stampers,
Spring is finally here in Chicago and boy am I looking forward to it! I ahd a chance to get in my craft room today and I really wanted to make the adorable projects on my Paper Pumpkin Kit. If you don't know, Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription kit that comes directly to your front door with everything contained in it to make super cute projects. It costs just $19.95 a month and that's WITH delivery included - yippee!
These sweet box of notecards is just precious and being that we used to live in New Jersey and head to the shore as often as possible, this exclusive stamp set really spoke to me.
I knew I wanted to create a SUmmer Sampler that I can display in my hanging 12 x 12" frame in our family room.
I hope you enjoy today's tutorial, I have a lot of fun creating this...

Happy Spring,

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Happy Sunday!

Hi there Crafty Friends,

I thought I would share this super cute card with all of you that my sweet friend and Upline Janice created - don’t you just love the sparkly candles? I sure do...

On another note, I wanted to let you all know that I will not be posting on my blog or uploading any new YouTube videos for the next week or two.

I am having surgery Monday morning 4/23 and will be in the hospital probably until Friday. Once I am back in my feet I will get back to making videos and blogging.

Thanks for understanding my upcoming brief abscense ~


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Ep. 616 ~ Father's Day Card | Make Your Own Background!

Hi there Happy Stampers,
I've got a quick way to add some fun to your background paper and stamped images in this video! Father's Day is quickly approaching so I am getting projects ready in plently of time. I hope this gives you some ideas and you give this idea a try yourself ~
Here are the card measurements:
Card Base: 4 -1/4" x 5 - 1/2"
Dapper Denim Layer: 4" x 5-1/4"
White Mat (Stripe): 3-3/4" x 5"
Circle Scallop: 2-3/4"
Circle: 2-1/4"
Circle: 2"

I hope you have a great rest of your week and thank you for taking the time to watch my videos, I appreciate it and each and every one of you!

Happy Hugs,

Monday, April 16, 2018

Little Piggies!

Happy Monday Crafty Friends,

I am sending out Happy Mail today and I wanted share this adorable card I received in a team swap from my Uber talented friend Cindy Pietrowski! 

This little piggy is SO cute and just makes me happy, one of my must favorite stamp sets.

Have a Happy Week,

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Ep. 615 ~ Stampin' Up! | "Animal Outing" Thanks A Bunch Card!

Hi there Crafty Friends,
Welcome to a New Stamp Set from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog to launch on June 1st, 2108! In this episode I am featuring the uber cute set called "Animal Outing" and I just love the whimsical line art of this precious set.
I discovered after trying many different methods of coloring that alcohol markers aka: Stampin' Blends give the best desired effect, I am anxious to get the complete set a.s.a.p.

I hope you enjoy this sweet card as much as I did creating it, I plan on putting this set to good use!

Happy Hugs,

Friday, April 13, 2018

Lucky's Favourite Utuber (Gale The Happy Stamper) - jennings644

Good morning Happy Stampers,
This little gem popped up in my Facebook Memories Page and I had to share it with all of you! This is my dear friend Fiona and her beautiful pup and warms my heart like no other.
She captured her fur baby watching one of my videos and I love that even the doggies out there wnjoy watching my videos. 
I hope you enjoy this as much as I do...

Happy Furry Hugs,

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Greetings from Milwaukee OnStage!

Hi Everyone,

Well it’s Saturday and I am having such a great time at OnStage with all my crafty friends. 

Stampin’ Up! Founder and former CEO opened the day and was it fun to see and hear Shelli Gardner herself!

I won some new stamp sets from the upcoming catalog as well as played with new product to boot!

Of course we got to have a copy of the new catalog and I can assure it is FANTASTIC and you will not be disappointed ~ 

I hope to have lots of you celebrating our 30th Anniversary in Orlando in November!!!

Happy Crafting,

Friday, April 6, 2018

Made it to Milwaukee OnStage!!!

Hi Everyone,

Well we made it to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for Stampin’ Up! OnStage and I couldn’t be more excited! 

My family on my Mother’s side are from Milwaukee so I have spent a lot of time here and have so many special memories. My scrubby Bob (Scrapbooking Hubby) drive me up here so we are checked into our room which we were lucky enough to have upgraded to a large suite at no extra charge - yippee!

We are heading off to dinner at a fabulous place near my Grandmother’s house right on Lake Michigan.

Here is a picture of my Swap Card that I created, I love this GOJUS Flamingo and cant wait to get my hands on the *New* Catalog that  will debut June 1st! 

I am anxious to be able to Pre-Order some of the products too!

This picture of the huge clock, used to be on the Bradley Building not sure what it’s called now - but this is the largest “Faced” clock (not the largest, that goes to Big Ben In London) this clock has the largest face. Each minute tick mark is over 6 feet tall! Just some fun trivia for you from my childhood.

I’ll share all my swaps when we get back on Sunday, I wish all of you reading this could be here with me and all the demonstrators from all over the Midwest.

Happy Hugs,

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Ep. 613 ~ Handmade Easter Background Paper | By Stampin' Up!

Greetings Happy Stampers,
Happy Easter, Happy Passover, Happy Everything!!!
I am in my craft room today making a couple Easter cards for my daughter and hubby that I didn't get a chance to make eirlier this week. I knew I wanted to use this Clear Packaging Technique that I use all the time in my bible journaling entries as well on 12 x 12 scrapbook pages. It's super fun to get messy and no two cards or projects will ever be exactly the same!
The "Hold on to Hope" Bundle is parked on my desk where I can quickly grab it because I use it all the time...
Speaking of time, today is the LAST DAY OF SALE-A-BRATION!!! Yep - today March 31st is the final day of recieving FREE PRODUCTS from Stampin' UP! for every $50 order you place via my online store. Plus you will also recieve my adorable "FREE Gift w/Purchase" which is the uber cute Mother's Flair Pizza Box Gift Card Set!

Don't delay all the fun ends tonight at 11:59 pm (CST) and I don't want you to miss out on this once a year event.
Make sure you use the **HOSTESS CODE*** : HZFUYPQY to recive my Free Kit!

Happy Hugs,

Ep. 614 ~ Spring Bouquet | Home Decor Piece!

Hi Everyone,
Happy Spring! You wouldn't know it was spring at all here in the Chicago area, we had a lite dusting of snow last night!
But it's looking like spring IN my house with this pretty silk candle ring that I was asked to review for a company called Silk Plants Direct.
I am so happy with the superior quality of this lovely piece, I know I will continue to enjoy it for many years to come.

Check out all the pretty pieces they have for indoor and outdoor use, I saw many items I would love to have!
Go to:

Happy Hugs,

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter ~ 

Happy Easter to one and all who celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection - “He Is Risen!” It’s a time of year that my family and I reflect on God’s only begotten son and all he endured on the cross for us. It’s a time of Good News, hope and love...

I made some really pretty Easter cards got my precious family and I thought I would share the card I made for Elise today. 

I hope today finds you surrounded by those you love and remember how much YOU are loved by our Heavenly Father.

Easter Blessings