Friday, January 25, 2008

I've been busy - Girls Day Out

I've been very busy! We had stamp club on Monday and we has such a great time! They learned how to use acetate and white staz-on to do 2 different techniques. I've also been busy getting ready for this Sunday. The Greenfield YMCA is holding a Girls Day Out event, it will be held from 12:00 - 3:00 pm and it sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun. There is going to be a fashion show by one of the local clothing stores, there is going to be all sorts of different vendors (I'll be there come say hi to me!) and they are going to have all sorts of activities to join in on.
I'll be there promoting Stampin Up! and selling some of my hand made gifts, and that's what I've been busy doing. Here are a bunch of those coaster boxes filled with m&ms, yummy chocolates and hot cocoa. This is the perfect gift for somebody who loves chocolate.

I also made a BUNCH of these jumbo paperclip bookmarks. Don't they look like a bouquet of flowers in this pot. They are so colorful and springy, I love them.

And below you'll see of my cupid corn cones with matching tag, I thought these where adorable and would make the perfect gift for kids valentine's at school. They are in a heart basket but you can't tell with all of them in there. So if your local come on down Sunday and visit me, there will be a make&take using one of the new SAB sets and I'll have the tattoo kits out for the kids to try out. So bring your self, your kids, and your girlfriends and have a good time.
I'll be giving away a basket of Stampin Up products worth over $130.00. Here are the ways you can get entered into the raffle: Place an order of $50.00, sign up for one of my upcoming classes, or book an in home workshop for Feb or March. Hope to see you there.
Have a great day and happy stampin!

Friday, January 18, 2008

A girl and her bucket

Another scrapbook page today. I'm doing a vendor fair on January 27th and I am trying to do a few scrapbook pages to show to people. Plus I haven't scrapbooked in months and I love to do it, so this is my page for today while the girls napped. This was a sketch challenge over at SCS I think it was sketch 105. I was looking for a sketch that would be good for 3 pictures and I happened across this sketch and thought it was perfect. On this page I used our new Bali Breeze designer paper, it's bright and so much fun and matched perfectly with Kayla's dress, how cool is that! I also used our fire square rhinestone brads (LOVE THEM) they add such a great touch to anything. I crammed all my journaling into the top right corner. My goal this year is to do more journaling on my pages, I'm really bad at that part so maybe if I scrapbook the pictures quicker, I'll actually remember what they are about and be able to do more journaling. If you click on the picture it will make it much larger and you'll be able to see all detail on the page.

Well that's it, have a great day and happy stampin!

New SU products and a Scrapbook page

Ok here's a funny story for you. The other day I was expecting an order from SU. The new Sale-a-bration sets so I was waiting for the UPS guy to come. He always arrives while the girls are napping. So I hear him pull in to my drive way and I was really excited because I wanted to play with my new sets. Well the phone rings and it's my nephew asking some questions about a car that one of my friends is trying to sell, so I wasn't paying any attention to the ups guy (he just leaves my packages on my breezeway). Well I get off the phone and open the door and see this. (picture to the left). Holy cow! Now that's a great sight. I was expecting a order the following day with new stuff from the catalog and to my pleasant surprise it arrived a day early so needless to say I had a fun 2 hours while the girls napped.
So check out what came.
This is my new stuff from the catalog. Check it out, new designer paper, sticky cut letters that you can apply glitter to, the new glitter (of course), rub-on's, felt flowers, new stamp set and new ribbon.

Check out the new ribbon, I didn't even see it in the catalog until I was going through it again the other night. This is striped grosgrain ribbon, it comes in 4 colors. I just got the blue and red for now. Can't wait to try it out.

Here is a close up of the glitters. The smaller containers on the right are the fine glitter, just like our dazzling diamonds glitter and the glitter on the right is the chunky glitter. OOOH it looks like it's going to be so much fun to use.
And below is the Sale-a-bration sets. They are really fun. Remember for every $50.00 in products purchased you can receive one of these for FREE. If you host a workshop you will receive a free sale-a-bration set for every $300.00 in orders, with no limit as to how many you can earn for FREE. I am now booking workshops for February so contact me to reserve your workshop date.
Here is a close up of one of the Sale-a-bration sets, check this out. I was very surprised to see that they are all DIE CUT. Oh yeah, I put them together in matter of minutes. It makes sale-a-bration just that much better.

And here is a scrapbook page that I did last night and I have to say that I am very proud of this page, I'm very happy with how it came out. I used our kraft 12x12 card stock with purely pomegranate classic ink and our white craft ink. I used our coluzzle cutting system to make the circles in the middle of the page. I used one of the new sale-a-bration stamp sets called Friendship Blooms for the flowers and swirls on the page and then did the title with my big deal alphabet. You can't really see it in the picture but I took my signo white gel pen and made dots in the A and the O and around the I in the title and then carried the same dots around the pomegranate circles. I again used our white craft ink to smudge around the boarder of the scrapbook page and around the edges of the pictures to give it a softer look. This page was about the first day that Kayla tried to tie her shoes it was so cute and she was so proud of her self.
Well that's all for today I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek and the scrapbook page. Have a great day and happy stampin!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Stamp Club card

So club was supposed to meet tonight but because of the weather I canceled it and postponed it until next Monday January 21st. This is one of the cards that they will be making. I usually wait until the night of club to post the projects that they do, but I just couldn't wait any longer, so here is one of the cards.
Isn't this a great card? It's really difficult to photograph, but if you saw it in person, you would really like it. I took a clear piece of acetate (also known as overhead projector sheets) and used white staz-on to stamp on it. Regular ink would not stay on acetate. Stamped my little swirls and then stamped my main image on whisper white card stock and then cut all the other layers to size. The swirls on the main image have dazzling diamonds glitter on them, surprise, surprise!

Supplies: Priceless stamp set, whisper white card stock, perfect plum card stock, pale plum card stock, certainly celery card stock. Perfect plum classic ink, pale plum classic ink, white staz-on ink, mini glue dots.
I hope you enjoy and have a great day!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Valentine's Day stamp class

So here is what we will be making at our Valentine's day stamp class on January 25th. I'm so excited, how much fun does this look like. I'm calling it my Chocolate lovers gift box. At the class we will be making the box, the tin with the wrapped chocolates, the cone filled with hot cocoa and the tin with the m&m's in it. The class will be from 6:00-9:00pm. The class fee is $25.00. You can choose from the ginger blossom designer paper (which is what I used in the sample) or our berry bliss designer paper. Registration and payment is due by January 17th to reserve your space. Spaces are limited so reserve your spot early.
Here is a close up of all the items that we will be making. See how the tin with the m&m's is decorated with paper around the outside and then stamped on the lid. The hot cocoa cone is stamped with a beautiful swirl stamp, and the tin with the wrapped chocolates is finished off with the same heart as the one on the m&m tin.
Have a great day and happy stampin! Edited to add that for you who receive my newsletter the information in the newsletter is not correct. The information on this post on my blog is correct. It is a tin of m&m's, a cone of hot cocoa and not a candle votive holder. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

The New Catalog is Here and other ramblings

Ok I know that I haven't been around lately, but with a new baby, Christmas and my daughters 3rd birthday all within a month of each other, I've been a little busy. I have a fabulous order of new stamps that have been sitting here for over 2 weeks and I can't use them because I can't find my scissors to cut them out with. This is killing me.
But on a really good note, THE CATALOG IS HERE, check it out, I think it is so wonderful and can't wait to place my first order.
Well I promise to post soon. Once I get the chance to stamp. I'm in the middle of typing my Stampin Up Customer newsletter and I'm almost done with that and then tomorrow during the girls nap I will be making some business phone calls and then hopefully I'll have some time left over to stamp.
Have a great day and happy stampin!