Shoebox Swap

Friday, September 30, 2011 I am in Lansing this weekend for a mini Stampin’ Up! convention. This is being put on by Ronda Wade a top demonstrator in the company. Last night I attended a shoebox swap. There were 22 participants in the shoebox swap so we had to bring 11 finished cards and enough Read More

Birthday Cards

Thursday, September 29, 2011 I just had to show you the beautiful birthday cards I received: This beautiful card was from Rachel. I wish you could see this card in person it is all sparkly and pretty from the shimmer paint. This beautiful card was from Sara. Gotta love that new Simply Scored Scoring tool! Read More

Spooky Bingo Bits

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Today is the Stampin’ Queens sketch challenge and I must say this one was a challenge for me. Here is my take on the sketch. I wanted to use the little Spooky Bingo Bits stamp set (#123944 $37.95 wood or #123946 $27.95 clear) for something other than my BINGO card stamp. Read More

Stampin’ Up! Need for Speed

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Last night was my Monday night Card Club and we did different techniques using the Shimmer Paint. I also want to start up a Thursday night Card Club so if you live near me and are interested in joining this club email me and I will send you the details. We Read More

Stampin’ Up! Gently Falling

Monday, September 26, 2011 This week Wednesday is the Coffee and Card class at 10AM.  This week we are again going to make a nice fall card using the new stamp set Gently Falling.  This is a different type fold; not only is it the Z card fold but it also flips open at the Read More

Red Hot Stampers Sketch Challenges – Has a new Blog

Sunday, September 25, 2011 Yesterday was my birthday, so I’m going to give away my favorite Stampin’ Up! product to everyone who places a min. $50.00 order using my Online Ordering on my website here: www.gcalkins.stampinup.net this weekend. What is my favorite product? Why the Rhinestone Jewels and Pearls of course. Go to my website Read More