Friday, September 18, 2009

Stamp Club

Had a great time at club last night gals. Just wanted to remind you that we'll be stamping/scrapbooking just for the heck of it the 1st Thursday of every month at Fran's house (thanks Fran). So, with all the stuff we order, we can now use it up. Hope to see you all there. Our first scrap/stampfest is on October 1st at 7 p.m. See you all there.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Stamping Episode # 13: Just Beclause card

Here is a video using the new Just Beclause stamp set. Love it!

Card shares

This is using the new Just Beclause set available in the holiday mini. I watercolored in the santa using SU's watercolor pencils and a blender pen. I rolled on the background texture using old olive. Also used is the new night and day (I think that's what it's called) papers also available in the holiday mini. I did a video making this card if you are interested in checking it out. It is the post above this one. Have a great day and happy stampin'!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Card Shares

Here are a few cards I've made in the past couple of days.

Stamping Technique Tip #3

Here's a quick technique showing how to add 'pizazz' to your hodgepodge hardware. Enjoy!

Stamping Technique Tip #3

Friday, August 21, 2009

Where have I been?

LOL, well as I (think) I said in a previous post I have been busy working on moving into my mom's house as well as dealing with a TON of construction also keeping 3 busy kids occupied and taking care of my sick mother. I know I've been very neglective of my blog and I'm sorry. I do have some new projects to share but need to edit them first and then I will be able to post them. Our club group did a fun project the other night (which I got from Angie Juda, another demonstrator) and I will post the instructions as well as pictures of that project. In the meantime, enjoy Part 1 of my 'NEW' scrapbook room tour. I just LOVE my new room. It's so bright, cheery and inviting. Hopefully that will make me be more productive. :)

Stamping/scrapbook room Part 1

Friday, June 12, 2009

Small update

Just wanted to let you all know that I didn't drop off of the face of the earth. I've been so busy lately. We are trying to move in with my mother who is sick and we have a lot of construction going on. I have not had any time in my stamping room to create. I'm also in the process of getting a NEW scrapbook/stamp room which I will post as soon as it is done. I'm getting cabinets and a drafting table in a room of my own!! That will be a process for me b/c I want to make sure that I organize everything how it will work and flow for me. I can't wait. The room is supposed to be done this weekend!!! Then Jeff and I can paint and start putting in cabinets and start moving in maybe next week!!! I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am about this. So, that's what I've been up to lately. I will begin to post again soon as well as do more videos when I get all settled in. Times are just crazy now. Thanks for sticking with me.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Computer issues

I'm so sorry I haven't updated recently, I have been having some serious computer issues (like it takes me an hour to get onto this site and upload) and need to take it in. We're also having work done to my mom's house and that has been consuming me lately as well. Hopefully all will be back to normal in a month or two. Thanks for sticking with me and having patience.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

How exciting

I hope everyone enjoyed the blog tour as much as I did. There were so many AMAZING ideas posted. I had a great time hopping from blog to blog. If you didn't get a chance to check it out this time, there will be future blog tours so stay tuned.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Blog Tour #2, Stop #15

How exciting! The Occasions Mini Catalog blog tour is finally here. I'm stop #15 on the tour but I'm certainly not the last stop. Be sure to check out all of the other blogs along the tour for some wonderful inspiration along the way!! I promise you won't be disappointed.

For my blog tour I featured the Choo Choo stamp set which is soooo cute. I just love it.

Products used for this project:
Choo Choo stamp set
Lovely as a Tree Stamp set
Right on Track wheel
Family Phrases stamp set
Oval scallop punch
Oval punch
Bashful blue ink
Old olive ink
Chocolate chip ink
Pacific point ink
Tangerine tango ink
Riding Hood red ink
Whisper White cardstock

I used a stampin' up dauber to apply the bashful blue ink as well as the old olive ink. To make the clouds I used the scallop oval punch and applied a little dotto to the back to make it stick then daubed over the background leaving a "cloud." I then daubed a little over the cloud so it wasn't so perfect. I then stamped my choo choo train stamp and cut out with my SU scissors and applied with dimensionals. I really love this set, it is so versatile. You can not only use it for birthday cards but for scrapbookk pages as well. (I must mention that this card was inspired by a stamper on Split Coast Stampers).

There is a promotion going on right now but hurry, the offer ends on the 30th of this month. For every $40.00 you spend on product from the Occasions Mini catalog you will receive an under $10.00 stamp set for FREE!! These sets are on page 208 of the catalog and include:

Item Description Retail Price
116209 Note of Thanks Mini Note Kit
116210 Birthdays Count Mini Note Kit
114494 Forever single stamp
114492 Beautiful Baby single stamp
114486 Birthday Wish single stamp
114490 Glad Friends single stamp
114498 Flowers in Silhouette single stamp
114496 Celebrations single stamp
114484 Elegant Thank You single stamp
114552* Gracias single stamp
114488 Fun Flowers single stamp

Link removed. There will be future blog tours so keep checking back and I hope you enjoyed your blog tour. I know I had a great time preparing for it!! Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to keep checking back as I do demonstration videos about cards and projects I've done. My youtube address is: Videos

I hope you'll decide to follow my blog. You can also get updates when I post to my blog by clicking on the link over in the side bar. Until next time have a WONDERFUL stampendous day!!


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Blog tour and other goodies

Here's another reminder about the blog tour that is happening tomorrow, April 27, 2009. It is for ONE DAY ONLY and will go from 8 am EST until midnight that same night. You will have the chance to tour 20 different blogs and see many beautiful ideas from the occasions mini catalog. Don't forget also that Stampin' Up is holding a promotion until the end of this month including the occasions mini catalog. For every $40.00 in product you buy from the mini catalog you can choose a free under $10 stamp set on page 208 of your catalog. What a great promotion. There's so many cute things in the mini catalog that it won't be hard to choose. Remember this promotion only lasts until the 30th of this month so hurry and get your orders in. You can email me for more information or if you would like to place an order. Even if you are out of state and would like to place an order that is not a problem, just let me know.

Here are a few project shares that I've done. The card is a lift from someone on SCS but can't remember who and the post it note holder was an idea from Dawn Griffith (another SU demo who has fab ideas and is a huge inspiration to me). These are the projects that we made at club the other night. Enjoy!

I used the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set for this card along with the colors: chocoate chip, baja breeze and tangerine tango. Love this color combination.

This is using the Sale A Bration stamp set as well as the SAB designer series paper.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The blog tour is coming...

More details to follow. Keep checking back to see what the "tour" is all about.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

What a great way to "GET CONNECTED" with others

Stampin' Up is holding a very fun promotion this month which will run until April 30th. For every $40.00 you spend in the Occasions Mini catalog (which is over on the left <---) you may choose one of the under $10.00 stamp sets which are on page 208 of the Idea Book and catalog. How cool is that? Hostesses also benefit from this awesome promotion. If you host a workshop of $150.00 you also would get to choose an under $10 set for FREE!!! So, you could potentially earn a lot of these cute sets for free. If you have any questions about this promotion please feel free to contact me and I would be happy to go over it with you. Happy stampin' and scrappin'.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Craft night orders

Hi gals. Just a quick note to let you know that your orders from craft night are scheduled to be delivered to me tomorrow. I will get them to Fran to deliver to you. Thanks again for your orders and if you have any questions on how to use the stamp-a-ma-jig please feel free to call me or email me. Enjoy your goodies!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Craft night

Hi ladies. I hope you all had fun stamping with me last night. I know I had a good time (I always have fun stamping. :o) Anyhow, just wanted to thank you for stopping by my table and checking out Stampin' Up's products. I just love to share SU with people, they have such great products. If you have any questions about what you learned last night or have a video request please either comment on my blog or you can email me directly. If anyone didn't get to place an order last night and would like to there's still time. I will be placing my order on Monday. You can view the catalog online (just click on the link to the left on the blog). Thanks again and happy stamping.

March stamp club orders

are due into me on April 1st. WOW, that was really fast. I think SU's new system is really working well. Anyhow, when I get them in and bagged up I'll let you guys know and you can pick them up. Have a great day.

Monday, March 16, 2009

The man in brown...

was just at my house!! And I'm not talking about Jeff either. :o) I got the February order and WOW did you gals have fun ordering this month!! There's a lot of stuff in there. I have them all seperated and bagged so if you want your order before tomorrow just give me a call or shoot me an email. Enjoy your new goodies!! I know I had fun looking at it all.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

One more card...

This is my card I'm doing for my card swap in March. I'm working on doing a video on it but it is just not cooperating. My video is freezing and lagging and it's been very frustrating. Grrr. Anyhow used the Trendy Trees stamp set again from SU. I truly adore this set. Love making a hill scene with it. Used kiwi kiss ink, bashful blue ink, chocolate chip, basic black and versamark. My cardstock used was bashful blue, whisper white, chocolate chip and old olive. I also used some brads and my uni ball signo gel pen. Love that pen, it is truly the best one out there. Anyhow, thanks for looking and stay tuned for the video.

Card Share...

This is a lift from a stamper on SCS. This is using the Trendy Trees stamp set (item # 113258). I used post it notes to make the white 'border' around my tee scene. I also used masking for my sky. This set is really a set that is best used with the stamp a ma jig (as seen here, it is not matched up exactly). I used it on my next card and the trunks lined up much nicer. Used old olive paper and ink along with bashful blue ink and chocolate chip.

This card was a lift from someone on SCS. Loved it and had to do it myself. This is using the Trendy Trees stamp set (item # 113258) along with Pacific Point cs, Old Olive cs and Chocolate Chip cs. I also used pacific point ink, old olive ink, whisper white ink and chocolate chip ink. To get the ground I used some post it notes, tore them and used dotto to put it down temporarily then used the daubers and inked it onto the ground. I like how it looks a little dimensional with the daubers. I also used the Linen background stamp on the pacific point paper. I really love how this turned out and love the colors used.

How exciting...

Stampin' Up's mini holiday catalog preview has been released today for customers!! I know there are quite a few stamp sets in there that I want. Check it , the link is on the left side of my blog. Just click on the picture and it will take you directly to the occasions mini preview catalog. Stampin' Up wanted to give the customer time to work on their Easter projects so that's why they are offering you a preview. How cool. The sets that are available for pre-order are:

Item Description Retail Price
113196 An Egg-cellent Easter $21.95
113262 Wagon Full of Fun $34.95
113822 Eight Great Greetings $27.95
115421 Ocho saludos geniales (Spanish Eight Great Greetings) $27.95
114643 Huit souhaits sympas (French Eight Great Greetings) $27.95
113833 Egg Hunt Stampin' Around wheel $6.50


Saturday, February 28, 2009

Blog Change

OK so it's time for some spring cleaning of my blog (I know, it's not spring yet but it is just around the corner). So, I thought I'd give it a new look for now. Hope you all like it. Give me a shout out and let me know what you think!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Recipe card swap

Thanks so much to all who participated in our first recipe card swap. I love all the new recipes and can't wait to try them!

Welcome also to our new member of our group, Sue, and thanks to Nadine for joining us last night. I hope you both had a great time! I know I had so much fun stamping with you all last night.

Orders are due into me by Thursday so Kerri can place her order by Friday. Don't forget that Sale-A-Bration is this month and next. For every $50 you spend, you can earn one FREE stamp set, ribbons or paper. How cool is that??? If you would like to look at the stamps, papers and ribbons that Stampin' Up is offering just click on the SAB link on the side.

Just a reminder that our card swap is next month. Here is the list so far of what everyone would like to do for the card swap.

Me: congrats
Connie: Kids Birthday
Melissa: Sports theme
Dawna: Baby shower

(I'll update the rest when I can).

Monday, February 2, 2009

Recipe swap

Hey girls. Just a reminder that we will be doing a recipe swap this month for our club meeting. You will need to do 1 recipe 7 times that is an easy recipe. In return you will receive 7 different recipes that you basically throw together and throw in the oven or crock pot as well. How cool is that?? Our meeting is scheduled for 2/17 this month.

During our March club meeting we will have our card swap. More information to come about who has what theme later.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Sale a Bration

is coming!! Check over there <<--- for the link to dowload and look at all the great stamp sets and papers offered for FREE when you purchase $50.00 worth of product in the months of February and March.

New catalogs

The new catalogs are officially here and they are fabulous!! Most of my club members have gotten their free copies by now. If you would like to receive a catalog please contact me and I will get one for you. If you would like a catalog for free all you have to do is host a workshop, join a club or place a $50.00 order.

Stamping Technique Tip #2

A video showing how to cut out your Stampin' Up stamps.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Perforated bookmark card

Another card my club will be making this month.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Stampin' Up's Circle Scissor demo

What a cool new tool from EK Success. Of course Stampin' Up's circle scissor will be black. I love that you can cut a circle up to 6 inches but you can also DRAW a circle as well. Very cool. Can't wait to get this one.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Stampin' Up's catalog preview Jan 2009

If you don't want a quick preview of the new catalog for January 2009 then don't watch the video. I'm showing you just a few of the new stamps and accessories SU is bringing out. It's a great catalog!!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Technique Tip #1

This is my first technique video. I know a few of you were asking how to use the heat and stick powder along with the dazzling diamonds. This should help. Let me know if you have any questions.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Stampin' Up's new Love Bundle

My newest video and card that we will be making in January in club. Enjoy!!