Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Greenhouse Gala Craft Tote

Oh my goodness! I just had to blog my latest delivery by UPS. Whoo-hoo!
Isn't it beautiful? It's my Stampin'UP! Greenhouse Gala Craft tote.This bag is available for purchase one per demonstrator only. If you're a SU! demo be sure to grab yours before they're gone. The print is patterned after the Designer Series Paper (see page 173 of the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog).
I hope to be able fit a workshop inside this large bag. Okay Stampin'UP! sisters... will I be able to carry a workshop in this bag? Maybe excluding the catalogs? What do you think?

Thanks so much for dropping by. I must go and caress my SU! tote a little while. So many cubbies and pockets oh my!

Have a great night!


How about another sewing themed card

This is another card I threw together. I was just playing around with all the cute stamps and multi-colored the words with markers and stamped it on the white card base. The other elements were made on separate card stock and cut out. I love to color and cut things out with a craft knife. Doesn't bother me if I have to do that. It's fun! All the stamps (except the ruler) are from Darcies. Visit her at to see her sewing themed stamp sets and all the other beautiful sets that are available.
The ruler is from and was made in Canada.

Okay... it's time for me to get busy cutting out some card stock. Come on over and play....I've got lots of paper and stamps.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Happiness always blooms in the Strawberry Studio.


Another sewing themed card

Okay... I'm on a roll today. I thought I'd post some of the other cards I made using the sewing themed stamps. I really did just throw this card together. The red was a scrap tossed on my desk and I had made the flowers a while back. See earlier post about the vintage flowers.
All stamps are from except for the ruler. It came from a little set I ordered off Ebay from Canada at I am in love with Darcie Heater's new style of stamps. I remember her from a cutesie style of years ago. She has some of the most adorable stamps I've seen in a long time. Visit her site to see all the new things she's coming out with. The scallop oval is from Stampin'UP! and you can visit my site at to order it if you like.
I just re-joined Stampin'UP!  I don't know what happened to me but when I saw the new catalog I just fell in love with them all over again. I look forward to sharing my love of stamping with anyone and everyone. I think I'll just carry my favorite stamps in my purse along with an ink pad and just pop it out when someone says "what tha heck is stamping?" I'll be prepared. I guess that will be a very big purse too. No problem... I have a couple of sewing machines and I'll just have to whip one up. It's true. People still ask what I'm talking about. Wouldn't it be cool just to stamp something right then? I'm going to work on that idea.
If you're looking for a Stampin'UP! demonstrator you've found me... I'm your gal! Just let me know what you're interested in and I'll share what I know.

Alright... my poor finger with six stitches has decided to hurt today more than any since I had surgery this past Friday. I have typed a lot today. No telling how many letters are missing from words I typed at work. Shhhhh...don't tell. Let's see if the editor catches it. 

One more card coming up with a sewing theme...

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Happiness always blooms in the Strawberry Studio!

Strawberry card

This card was made using the Big Shot and the BIGZ strawberry die. I traced around the red portion so I could have a white mat and make the card a little stronger. The die is so cool because it has two berries connected at the stem so it can be folded over into a card. There's also a leaf die on it.
I just wrote a review of the Big Shot for our craft column "Haute Homemade" for our local newspaper. You can find it at . Type in Debbie Reaves in the search box since I don't know how to direct you to the article. Please share the love in a comment box if you liked the article.
I also made a cute banner with five berries and each one had a letter on it to spell out "B L O O M". It turned out real cute.

Let me know if you had time to visit the article and I sure do appreciate it. I'm not a writer so I think it's a big deal if I write an article.

I especially want to thank you for dropping by here when I know you'd rather be stamping..cutting...or something else.  Having a snack would be good too!

Happiness always blooms in the Strawberry Studio!