Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Thank You card

Here is the Thank You card that I made for thanking everyone for our gifts. I wanted it to reflect winter and I think by using the snowflake from the seasonal icon hostess set made it work. I didn't think I would like Baja Breeze as much as I do. But I love it!

All Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated
Sets: Seasonal Icon, Flight of the butterfly
Ink: Baja breeze, versamark
Paper: hand drawn dp, riding hood red, WW, Kraft
Misc: 1” circle punch, 1 ¼ circle punch, Baja breeze ribbon,
rhinestone (from the craft store)

Monday, December 29, 2008

2008 Christmas Cards

I finally got a picture of our Christmas card to post on the web. They were a lot of work. Lots of parts to assemble. But I think they turned out nice.

Christmas was fun this year. We had our annual Kassler with Sourkraut and mashed potatos on Christmas Eve. Then on Christmas day we had prime rib. Both were tastey!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tiffany Makes Her Christmas Cards

My Niece, Tiffany, came up yesterday, Wednesday.
She made Christmas cards and learned how to make frikadellas, fruitcake and a shrimp boil. Thanks Tiff, it was fun!

Her cards turned out really cute.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Picture from Stampin' Up Convention

I went to Convention with Patricia and her Mother. All 3 of us have been with Stampin' Up for 5 years. So I decided that we needed to go up on stage with the rest of the crazies just because we can. It was a fun time.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

K. Werner color challenge #30

This is my entry for Kristina Werner's Color Challenge.

I just love this combination of colors. I think these colors look so clean and classic. So I decided to try them on a wedding card.All Stampin' Up unless otherwise stated:

Stamps: Wonderful words II, Art of Life (both retired)

Ink: certainly celery, old olive

Paper: certainly celery, ww, naturals white

Misc: beads-naturals, sticky strip

Monday, November 10, 2008

Stampin' Up Rub-On Promotion

Between Nov 10-30 2008
Stampin' Up is offering 20% off Rub-Ons with a 20.00 purchase (before shipping and tax).
Contact me to get yours today!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Finally the Christmas Cards

Here are the Christmas cards for this years classes on

Saturday Nov. 15th at 10:00
Saturday Nov. 22nd at 10:00

This is how it works:

1. You pick which cards you want to make and how many.
(All cards must be ordered in sets of 2. For example, you can order 8 of one design, 24 of another, and 12 of a third... and so on). No odd numbers.

2. I have all the supplies ready for you.

3. You come and make your cards and have fun!

So look thru the cards and pick out the ones you want to make.
Pricing at the end of this post.

(All cards include an envelope that can be stamped to match and a variety of sentiments to stamp inside if you want)

You can't see it very well, but this card has some glitter around the border of the Merry Christmas Label.
Card #1 Merry Christmas in Kraft

This card is a gift card holder. (see photo below). I got the idea for this card at the St. George get together this past September.
Card #2 Do not open

This card uses Iridescent Ice embossing powder.
Card #3 Season of Joy

The word section is completely covered and is glittery. Ewww! Ahhhh!

Card #4 Oh Christmas tree

This card has a chipboard frame (red scallops)

#5 Merry Christmas Tree

Pricing Information:

Orders must be in sets of 2. Each set of cards costs $2.50, OR just $2.00 with a $50 catalog order (before tax & shipping). Both prices include the envelopes.

So pick out your cards and contact me to sign up for Nov 15th or 22nd (10:00 am).

(RSVP by Nov 12 for Nov 15th class or Nov 19th for Nov 22nd class)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ready for Halloween

Dave jokingly thinks that this is true. Or does he?
Want some candy little boy? . . . . .

I put this vinyl on the front door of my apartment.
Too funny!

Halloween Card

This is the Halloween card that I made this year to send to friends and family. All of the stamps are from retired Stampin' Up sets. But I love them still.
The spider web is embossed in clear.

All Stampin' Up unless otherwise stated
Stamps: Bitty Boos, Web wishes, Bitty Boos Too
Ink: Black craft ink
Paper: Ghostly Greetings DSP, Black, Lovely Lilac, WW, Green Galore
Misc: scallop edge punch, Scallop square punch, 1" round punch, 1 ¼ round punch, Pumpkin pie ribbon, clear embossing

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Need to make something

I have been restraining myself from making anything. I have decided to get my craft room organized before I start any new projects. I will be finished soon. Which is good because I need to make my Christmas card designs for my annual Christmas card "Stamp-A-Stack". I saw another blogger who has a "Christmas card banquet". I guess it could be described as a "buffet" of cards. So keep watching. I have the ideas in my head, I will get them finalized soon!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sallie's workshop Sept 30th

Sallie hosted a workshop last night. It was a lot of fun.
Thanks Sallie!
Here is a picture of one table of ladies working diligently on their make and takes.
This cute little guy belongs to Cynthia (Sallie's sister)
He has the cutest curls!
He likes that banister....

St George Get-Together Swaps

My friend Patty wanted me to load this swap on my blog for future reference. So here he is Patty.
He is so cute. The lady that made him was staying in the same motel that I was. She was down in the lobby putting them together the night before.

Kandi, one of the women that were at my table (photo in previous post), made this sock monkey treat. The little banana candy is the cutest!

More swaps A close up of 2 of them.I ran out of swaps and took some pictures of some others. Lot's of good stuff.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Stampin Up is 20. Happy Birthday!

October is Stampin Up!'s 20th Birthday.
To celebrate, Stampin Up! is offering 20% off select birthday stamp sets with any $20 purchase. (click on photo to the left to view full size)

In addition, Stampin' Up! is offering a single large-tip Aquapainter (item #114617) for $7.25 while supplies last! I use my Aquapainters all the time - especially on fun line images like those included in the list above. If you don't have one yet, now would be a perfect time to grab one!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

St. George Get-Together Sat. Sept 27th

I'm back from St. George and thought I would post a few pics from the workshop. Maybe later I will post more, but thought I would get a couple up tonight before bed. I got some good ideas at this Get-Together.

Jill gave everyone at the Get-Together one of these little guys. He is pretty darn cute. His wings are attached with brads so they move and he even has feet. (Jill Olsen is the upline who organizes this event every year for her 1st five downlines. I am in her 3rd level)

As usual there were many samples to see.
They showed us how to make a card with a pocket like this to put other things.
Here they put smaller cards in the pocket.
There weren't as many women as previous years (cost of gas). But it actually was nice. It didn't seem as hectic and rushed.
This is Kandi and Teri. They were 2 of the women at my table.
I was the only one at my table from Utah. Everyone else was from Vegas.
They were a lot of fun!
Anyway, I got most of my make-and-takes done by 1530, which was good because Dave met me Friday evening in St. George. So after the workshop Saturday, we went to the movies and saw "Burn after Reading" (which wasn't as funny as we thought it would be). Sunday we played miniature golf before eating and then heading off our seperate ways.
Dave won the miniature golf game (as usual).

Friday, September 26, 2008

Halloween Scrapbook Page 8 ½ x 11

Here is a scrapbook page that I created for a workshop I have coming up next week. You can't see it very well, but I used orchid glitter in the eyes.

All supplies Stampin' Up unless otherwise stated
Sets: Just Jawing, Tasty Sweet
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, Lovely Lilac, Black
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, Lovely Lilac, Black, WW, DP Ghostly Greetings
Ribbon: Kiwi Kiss/VV Satin Ribbon
Misc: Orchid glitter, scallop edge punch

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Hostess Incentive Oct 1st - Nov 30th

Host a $350.00 workshop and choose one stamp set from the Fall-Winter Sampler for free.

That's any set from the Sampler for free!

111564 page 97 Flight of the Butterfly $31.95
111676 page 126 Puns from the Past $27.95
111660 page 29 Just Jawing $25.95
111624 page 103 Dreams du Jour $18.95
111700 page 142 Thank You Kindly $13.95
111714 page 138 Wow Flowers $12.95
111600 page 103 Bella's Bloom $12.95

112911 Vuelo de la mariposa (Spanish Flight of the Butterfly)$31.95

112955 Flores llamativas (Spanish Wow Flowers) $12.95

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Kristina's Color Challenge #23

Here is my entry for Kristina's Color Challenge

All supplies Stampin' Up unless otherwise stated
Stamp set: Fancy Flowers
Ink: Bravo Burgandy, So Saffron
Ribbon: Old Olive grosgrain
Paper: Bravo Burgandy, So Saffron, Choc. Chip, Autumn Vine dp
Misc. Filigree brads

September Stamp-a-Stack

Here is one of the cards you can make at the Stamp-a-Stack.

I got the idea from another SU demonstrator (Patty S.), she did a card with the ribbon weaving at one of her Stamp-a-Stacks.

Thanks Patty

All supplies Stampin' Up unless otherwise stated
Sets: On your birthday
Ink: Baja Breeze
Paper: Baja Breeze, Rose Red, More Mustard, Autumn Vine DP
Ribbon: 5/8" choc. chip grosgrain ribbon
Misc: 3/4"circle punch, small star punch, black stampin write marker