Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Plus, right now they are having a giveaway. If I win the giveaway from Stampin Addicts, I will then pay it forward and give it away here on my blog! Wanna see the items??
Aren't these fabulous goodies? Items included are a reuseable bag that will fit 12 x 12 paper, an SU! water bottle with Trendy Trees images on the bottom, a manicure kit (and the quality of the tools is AWESOME), a nail file, and an SU! pen. All items are fabulous in real life, so help me win them so you can have a chance to win them!!!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
In the meantime, if you are interested in hosting a workshop and receiving some extra hostess benefits, please contact me. There will be a special incentive for the first 2 people to book and hold the workshop! (Think free goodies!)
School starts next week so I am sure everyone is getting finished up with their summer plans. I will start the regular craft nights once I get back into the school groove!
Have a great week....check back soon for the updates!
Monday, July 6, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
If you are needing ideas for your Big Shot, then you should go to Stampin Addicts and look at the galleries. OR, if you have awesome ideas you want to share, you should join Stampin Addicts and upload your creations!!!
Even if you don't need ideas for your Big Shot, just go visit Stampin Addicts and chat, upload photos, and get to know other stampers. It is a great site....I seem to spend A LOT of time there!!! It is easy to join, and it is a POSITIVE environment for all you SU stampers!!!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
See the button on the side of my blog for the weekly special!!!
Monday, June 15, 2009
So here is what we have....these two cards are the same, only different. They use the same piece of paper, but from a different "section" of the page. I also had to step outside of my comfort zone and use some of the soon to retire Kiwi Kiss cardstock. This card is also a 5 inche square card. It is a size I like, but seldom make.
So here is another card, and I even decorated the inside! Like I said earlier, I was trying to use up all the scraps too! This one is made into a birthday card, but there is still a little bit of room on the inside to even write a hand-written note.
Kiwi Kiss is not one of my favorite colors, so I had to change up the color of the card! I used some of my beloved Baja Breeze, and this is using pieces of the same paper used above, but this time parts without the green leaves. I added some Baja double stitched ribbon and some of the Gray Tafetta ribbon as well. The card in front has the medallion embossed in clear.
This is the last card I made using the same paper. I needed a card to send to a friend just to let her know I was thinking of her, and I thought this was a cute and quick card to make. I matted the scrap of paper on Pink Pirouette and then again on Basic Gray, wrapped some Pink Pirouette ribbon around it, and wah-lah!!
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Here is the full table view. I used my own gold charger plates, the china I received as a wedding gift, as well as the silver I received for our wedding. It is a good thing we have this event so I can use these items!!! LOL!
I love fresh flowers, and we have a fabulous florist here in Iowa Falls that does beautiful arrangements! I love how they turned out as well.
And here is the close up view of the table setting. These napkin rings were made without paper, but instead I used Certainly Celery 5/8" grosgrain ribbon and attached one of the flowers from the Pretties kit using a glue dot. I used a sponge dauber with So Saffron and Regal Rose ink to color in the flower to make it coordinate with the rest of my "color scheme."
Excuse the messy desk, but here is a close up of the items I made for each guest. The stamped images are from the retired set of Mixed Bouquet (this will NEVER leave my possession!). The placecard is Regal Rose cardstock with the large flower from Mixed Bouquet stamped in Regal Rose ink. I then took my white gel pen and wrote each guest's name. The matchbox is made with my Big Shot. The base is from Regal Rose cardstock, while the "wrapper" is from Whisper White with stamped images in Regal Rose, So Saffron, and Certainly Celery.
The dessert was made by me this time. It was SO easy....want to know how to make it??
Easy Lemon Cake
1 Lemon Cake Mix
2 pkgs. Lemon Instant Pudding
1 1/2 c. cold milk
1 8 oz. pkg. Cool Whip
Mix cake mix according to instructions and bake in 2 - 9 inch round pans. Cool Completely.Mix pudding mixes with milk. "Frost" top of each layer of cake with the pudding mix and layer.Frost layered cake with Cool Whip and refrigerate for one hour prior to serving.
All in all, the event at our church was a success....Until next time....happy stamping!!!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Inside the box were a whole bunch of goodies!!! There is a cute petal card made into a pouch, filled with M&M's (individual pic to be shown below), a scallop circle bag with pencils and some cute Easter brads (see below), some cute buttons, ribbon, and two packages of pretty flowers to put on my projects!
Close up of the scallop circle bag and Easter brads.....CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!!!
Friday, March 20, 2009
I am offering a Mystery Hostess special through March 30. For every $50 in orders you place, your name will be entered into a drawing for the hostess set and the bennies! Plus, with Sale-A-Bration going on right now, you will also get your choice of SAB sets too! Oh yeah, I am offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders through March 31 too!! These offers are only good through me, so please send me an email at my CONTACT ME button on the right hand side.....
I will post some of the recent swaps I have been in so I can share with you guys!! Thanks for reading...I will try to post more often now that work is settling down again!!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Stamp Sets: Family Phrases, Darling Dots (hostess Level I)
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black
Accessories: 1 1/4 square punch
I made a 3x3 card, which is new for me. I have enough envelopes for them, so thought I would try something new. LOL!! It is odd to see me create a card that doesn't have either glitter or ribbon on it, but I guess boys aren't into that sort of thing. Who'd a-thunk?
And now for Logan's:
Stamp Sets: Pun Fun
Paper: Lovely Lilac, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Lovely Lilac
Hope everyone has a great week! I know the boys enjoyed playing outside in the sunshine. While we still have a lot of snow left, you can tell that there is a lot that has melted! Yea, spring may actually come sometime!!
Monday, February 2, 2009
I don't know if you can see it very well, but the white paper on the bottom has a very subtle stripe to it. It is absolutely DELISH in person. Want to see it in real life? We can make this card at a workshop, or come to the Stamp Day at my house on Sunday, February 22. While we won't be making this card, you can see just how fabulous the papers are for yourself!
Have a great week!!
All supplies by Stampin Up!
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
Paper: Basic Black, Taste of Textiles DSP
Ink: Basic Black, White Craft Ink
Accessories: Irridescent Ice EP, White Organdy Ribbon
Saturday, January 31, 2009
On Sunday, February 22, 2009 at my house, we will be making 10 cards for $15. Not creative? No worries - I will have 5 cards designed and cut for you to stamp (following a sample of course...) and you will get to make 2 of each design!
Want to attend? All you need to do is RSVP by Thursday, February 19 and you will have a spot!
Can't come but want the cards? You can get together 3 of your friends and I will come to your house, or you can all come to mine on a mutually agreed upon day. If you have 3 people who have never attended one of my events, you will even get a special gift!
Don't have any friends? (just kidding...) You can still get the cards - I will make them for you and the fee goes to just $25 and you will get 10 cards and envelopes all stamped and ready for you to use! Payment is due prior to the cards being made.
If you come to stamp and bring a $50 order, there will be no fee for the cards you made, as well as you will get FREE shipping on your order, and with a $75 order you also get a free catalog! (Valid through Sara Kobe only)
PLUS, Sale-A-Bration starts on February 1, so for every $50 you spend you will ALSO get your choice of a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set - or this year there is also ribbon and Designer Series Paper!!
Please view the catalog(s) on the side bar and let me know your order!!
Hope to see you on the 22nd!
Wow, that is a lot going on!!!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
I stamped yesterday with a friend, it felt good to get the rubbah back in my hands!!
The first card uses some retired products, and it is a CASE (Copy And Share Everything) from a swap I received a LLLLOOOONNNGGGG time ago... I really like this card because with the greeting of "Heartfelt" you can really use it for anything, Heartfelt Thanks, Heartfelt Birthday wishes, Heartfelt sympathy....
Stamp sets: Heartfelt Thanks, Print Pattern (retired)
Paper: Mellow Moss, Pale Plum, Pefect Plum, Very Vanilla
Ink: Perfect Plum, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Ribbon Originals Sherbet (retired)
And since it has been a full week since I have posted, here is a *bonus* card for you all. Again, it was inspired by a swap card, but the set was retired and I didn't have it anylonger, as well as were the colors, so I changed it up a bit....
Stamp sets: Holiday Blitz (cupcake and present), Party Hearty (candle), Hugs & Wishes
Paper: Certainly Celery, Baja Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Baja Blue, Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Celery Grosgrain
Well, I had better get back to stamping, but wanted to share these cards with you.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
That is my oldest son in this picture....he is 48 inches tall, so the pile of snow is QUITE large....
This is my husband's truck and it is parked on the far south side of our lot. Since there are only 5 houses on my street and we are the only house on our side of the street, the lovely county plows all the snow to our side....I think it will be a while before we get the truck out!! LOL!!
Tomorrow is MLK Day and I have the day off...so I am hoping to get some stamping done since the boys will both be in school. Hope to share more tomorrow!!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
So today I stamped. It was too cold to do anything else. With temps of -15 F and wind chills -30 F, you can't do anything BUT stay home!! So here is what I made...Pretty simple, but really is my style.
Stamps: Cheers to You
Paper: Kraft, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Kraft DSP from Hostess Patterns Pack
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain, Watercolor Wonder Crayons-Bold Brights, Aquapainter