July 09, 2018

A New Adventure

I haven't made time to craft anything in quite a long time.  I've missed writing blog entries, so I decided to start something new.  Something where I can just write what is on my mind (scary, right?).

I invite you to read my diary - Sassy von Stressedmom:


May 31, 2017

2017 - 2018 Stampin Up Catalog - Goes Live Tomorrow!


The new 2017-2018 Stampin Up! Catalog goes live tomorrow!!  

 I'm so excited to place an order tomorrow!  There are a few things that I just cannot wait to get!  The system will be down for a bit tomorrow to allow for the changeover to the new catalog.  You will be able to order from the new catalog no later than Noon (MT) tomorrow!

Remember, that today is the LAST DAY to place an order from the 2016-2017 catalog, as well as the 2017 Occasions catalog.  Ordering ends tonight at 11:50 PM (MT).

You can CLICK HERE to visit the Stampin Up! Online store.

Please feel free to email me with any questions you might have.

Have a Great Day!!

May 26, 2017


This simple little card uses the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (#141632).  I am in love with this paper pack - it's just so happy!  It's also on sale right now for $9.10 USD!

To create the circle and scallop circle, I used the   Layering Circle Framelits Dies (# 141705).  These dies are awesome because they have both the regular circle and a coordinating scallop circle - great for layering!

I popped the circle up with  Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)- I just can't get enough of these.  I'm pretty sure I use them on every project!

The sentiment for this card came from the Paper Pumpkin Bold Botanicals Kit (#143592).  The kid is awesome, and I've used it to make all the cards that came with it, but I love the fact that even after I'm done I still have a stamp set to add to my collection!  I really like this stamp set too - bonus!

You can click on any of the underlined items if you are interested in learning more, or purchasing them for yourself.  You can also purchase directly by CLICKING HERE.

Please feel free to EMAIL me with any qestions!

Thanks for stopping by! 

May 25, 2017

One Good Thing On Top Of Another

I'm all about the stamp sets that can be used multiple ways.  I guess that's just me, trying to get the most for my money!  The Sprinkles Of Life Photopolymer Stamp Set (#139971) is another set that can be used multiple ways - it has all the pieces and parts for making trees, but also includes pieces and parts for cupcakes! 

I used the paper from the A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper (sorry folks, this appears to be sold out), as well as the A Little Foxy Cardstock (#141638).  

For the cupcake, I used the Watercolor Pencils (#141709), and then took a damp q-tip and smudged the pencil to look like watercolor.  You can use a lot of different techniques with the watercolor pencils - including baby oil, or blender pens (These work great, just be gentle with them, as they are very wet, and only require a very light application), or you could even use blending stumps with water.  

The items used for this card can be purchased HERE.
Please feel free to EMAIL me with any questions you might have! 

Thanks for stopping by!

May 24, 2017

Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty...

If you're a fan of The Big Bang Theory tv show, you will completely understand this card!  Sheldon has a song for when he is sick, and often times it's Penny singing Soft Kitty to him.

I used the Foxy Friends Photopolymer Stamp Set (#141549) to create the kitty, and the Fox Builder Punch (#141470) to punch out my images.  These also come together as a set (Foxy Friends Photopolymer Bundle #142326) to save you a little money when buying both.  

I used Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430) to make the kitty pop off of the page a little. 

Any of these products can be purchased HERE.

Please feel free to EMAIL me with any questions!

Thanks for stopping by! 

May 23, 2017

Owls and More Owls!

Yet another card with this adorable Stampin Up! Owl Builder Punch (#118074)!  I love that you can punch the owl out of multiple pieces of paper, and create several, completely different, owls!

For this card, I also used the  Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (#141632), which is on sale right now for $9.10!  It's a beautiful paper pack - coordinating papers but lots of variety!  This paper is also retiring, so make sure to get it before it's gone!

If you'd like to purchase from my website, please click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

May 21, 2017

Thinking of You

This card was made using that, oh so adorable, Owl Builder Punch (#118074)  that is retiring.  The chevron paper is from the A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Pack (#141637) and the A Little Foxy Cardstock Pack (#141638).

The Owl Builder Punch is coming up low inventory, so if you want it, now is the time to order!

Click HERE to visit my website where you can order this an many other Stampin Up! products.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

May 18, 2017

Stampin Up! Stamp Set Giveaway!

UPDATE MAY 25, 2017 - THE GIVEAWAY STAMP SET IS STILL AVAILABLE - Please email me before you place your order to verify it's still available.  Thank you!

The Custom Tee (#142916) stamp set is also on the retiring list, as well as the coordinating T-Shirt Builder Framelits dies (#142754).    Not only are they retiring, but they are also available at a discount!  You can purchase both pieces for $34.50 USD (plus tax & shipping).

I love how versatile this set is - you could really use it for any occasion.

I happen to have an extra set of the coordinating Designer Tee stamp set from Sale-a-Bration, that I'm willing to give away to the first person who places an order for either the T-Shirt Builder Dies, or the Custom Tee Stamps through my website, or via email!

To purchase through my website, click HERE.

or send an email to:  emailtocandice@gmail.com and we can arrange your order.

Thanks for stopping by!!

May 17, 2017

Stampin Up! Retiring Products - New Catalog Coming!!


There is quite a long list of items that will be retired.

 I've already placed an order for a few things that were on my list!  Sadly, of my most favorite items is on this list: The Owl Builder Punch (Item# 118074).  I love this punch because it makes the most adorable owls, even without a coordinating stamp set!  I actually ordered this with my starter kit, and this is, by far, my favorite punch!!

If you'd like to browse the retiring list, or already know of something that you would like to order, please feel free to visit my website HERE, or contact me via email at emailtocandice@gmail.com.  I'm happy to answer any questions you might have!

Thanks for stopping by!!

February 22, 2017

Stampin Up!

So, it seems it's been forever since I've posted anything here.  Honestly, life has become crazy busy, and I've lost sight of my love for paper crafting.  This week, I made a decision for myself, for the first time in a long time.  I chose to become a Stampin Up! Demonstrator.

I was looking for an opportunity to share my love for card making and paper crafting with others, and to have a reason to come back here and post again.

Please continue to follow me on my new journey.  I am looking forward creating new projects to display here!

If you are in need of a Stampin Up! Demonstrator, I would be delighted to be yours!


Thanks for stopping by!

February 28, 2011

Crazy for Twinkle Toes...

Good Afternoon!!

I have had the Twinkle Toes Cricut cartridge since Black Friday, and just got around to making some note cards for my daughter's teachers. I love all of the little critters in tutu's!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!!

October 12, 2010

Trick or Treat!

Good Evening!

Life is a little busy in my house right now, but I wanted to stop and share a project with you anyway!

I used the Cricut Mini Monsters cartridge for the card as well as the cat. I'm not really into all of the scary Halloween stuff so this is about as "spooky" as I get.

The stamp set I used is from Hero Arts and it's called Happy Halloween. It's wonderful because it has a TON of Halloween sentiments in it! Love it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a wonderful day!

September 14, 2010

Have a Hoot!

Good Morning!

I am finally back to crafting! I am LOVING my new room! It makes the whole process SO much easier!

For this card I used the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge for that ADORABLE owl! I absolutely LOVE how easy the cuts from this cart are to assemble!

The paper is from October Afternoon's Thrift Shop 8x8 paper pad.

The ribbon is American Crafts.

The adorable Have a Hoot! sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Acrylic Stamps. Here is the image of the full set:

I really love this set because it works so well with many of the Cricut cartridges. They also have several other adorable sets for sale on their website HERE. Their customer service is amazing too!

Well that's about all for today.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!!

September 11, 2010

We Will Never Forget...

In my thoughts and prayers today, are all those who were affected by the 9/11 terror attacks. Please know that you and your loved ones are not forgotten. You are all hero's in my eyes and your sacrifices have not gone unnoticed.

To all of those who give of themselves to serve our country every day - the words "Thank You" just don't seem to be enough. I am so thankful for your sacrifice and bravery.

God Bless America!

August 13, 2010

New Cricut Seasonal Cartridge Images...

Good Morning!

Looks like Provo Craft will be releasing 3 new Seasonal cartridges for the holidays! They are Thanksgiving, Christmas Cards and Christmas Village. I am definitely going to need ALL of these!!

Pictures can be seen at Samantha's blog HERE.

Have a wonderful day!

July 16, 2010

Create a Critter Baby Card...

Good Morning!

I am having way too much fun with this Create a Critter cartridge! I may never use the rest of my carts again! (I'm kidding!)

This card was so very easy! I used some scraps from the DCWV Nana's Nursery stack for the background and the stamp is from Stampin Up!

I sat down and made a few different animals at about 3 1/2" and put them all together. The next evening I came back and went through my paper and designed the card. For me, this works best because when I make a card, I like to have all of my supplies ready to go.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a GREAT day!

July 15, 2010

5 New Cricut Cartridges!!!

Well PC has done it again! They released 5 more cartridges that I just cannot live without! Oh my poor pocketbook! I don't know the release date just yet, but will update you as soon as I find out!

Happy Hauntings

Rock Princess

Winter Frolic

Simply Charmed
To me this looks like a modern Doodlecharms - so cute!

Country Life

Martha Stewart & Cricut!!

Good Morning!

I want to share some exciting news with you!

Martha Stewart and Provo Craft have teamed up to bring you a new Cricut Cake Machine as well as 3 new cartridges!

I am really loving these cartridges! I think that they will work beautifully for cakes AND scrapbooking! Just look at all of those beautiful borders!

Seasonal Cake Art
Elegant Cake Art

All Occasions Cake Art
Below are links to the PDF handbooks so that you can take a closer look:

Here is a little bit of the press release if you would like to know the details:

"(South Jordan, UT, St. Petersburg, FL, New York, NY – July 13, 2010) – Leading multi-channel retailer HSN and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia today announced the debut of Martha Stewart live at HSN on July 19. The business impresario and lifestyle icon will bring her expertise to HSN during a special series of shows showcasing Martha Stewart Crafts™ products.

During her appearance, Martha will also introduce the Cricut Cake® Martha Stewart Crafts™ Edition, an easy-to-use, cake decorating machine and electronic cutter that precisely cuts gum paste, frosting sheets, and much more. Developed by the creative innovators at Provo Craft, the new machine, which is co-branded with Cricut Cake and Martha Stewart Crafts brands and comes with unique Martha Stewart-designed cartridges, will launch exclusively on HSN.

“Our Martha Stewart Crafts line is so innovative, that we have decided to partner with HSN to provide consumers with a new set of tools that will forever change the way they craft and create,” said Martha Stewart, founder, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. “In addition, our new Martha Stewart Crafts Edition Cricut Cake machine will enable home cooks to transform the things they bake into works of art and wonder. I look forward to July 19 when we will present our unique products on HSN.”

“We are thrilled to develop a long term partnership with a lifestyle icon like Martha Stewart who is an inspiration to fans everywhere,” said Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN, Inc. “We are confident Martha’s innovative products will resonate with a growing number of HSN customers who look to us as a crafting destination.”

“We’re very happy to be partnering with Martha Stewart,” said Jim Thornton, CEO of Provo Craft. “Together, we’ve paired the successful Cricut Cake technology with Martha Stewart’s revered style and design. Our goal is to remove the challenges that keep people from being creative, and we’ve done just that with our Cricut Cake Martha Stewart Crafts Edition. We can’t wait to see what people will make once they have it in their hands.”

The new Cricut Cake Martha Stewart Crafts Edition gives everyday decorators, as well as professionals, the ability to create edible masterpieces such as elegant wedding cakes, charming birthday cakes, and themed cookies or cupcakes for any occasion. The machine saves time cutting unique shapes, designs, and fonts from sheets of gum paste, fondant, cookie dough and other edible materials that would otherwise take hours with various individual cutters. Cricut cartridges with creative new designs from Martha and her team are available exclusively for purchase during the launch on HSN.

Fans can sign up for when-to-watch emails and learn more about Martha Stewart’s upcoming HSN debut at www.hsn.com, key word: Martha Stewart."

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a WONDERFUL day!

July 13, 2010

Martha Stewart Scoreboard - Project Dimensions Chart

Good Morning!

I recently purchased the Martha Stewart Scoreboard and I really like. However, I did not like the fact that the project dimensions were inside the bone folder compartment - on top of the lid where you couldn't possibly read them while working on a project.

Well, I have a solution. I have created a PDF file of the project dimensions that you can simply print, cut and tape to your Scoreboard. Also, for those of you who don't like to read the tiny print, I have created a full page reference with the same info.

Download the files HERE.

If you have any issues with the downloads, please send me an email at cwarnke@sbcglobal.net and i would be happy to send the files to you.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!

July 08, 2010

Teresa Collins Stampmaker UPDATE...

So earlier today I told you about Teresa Collins' new Stampmaker machine. Well I wanted to give you some added information that I came across on the 2Peas Messageboard.

According to Amy at The Paper Life, "the machine will retail for $169.99 and consumables for each stamp will be about a $1 ohh and no computer is needed to run the machine".

Have a nice evening!