Saturday, September 27, 2008

Batty for you

So I went to Target tonight after the girls went to bed. Good thing their open until 10:00pm! Sometimes I just need to get out of the house and by myself is just an added bonus. So I always check out the dollar spot at target to see if their are any items that would be good for altering, and I was in luck tonight. They had these adorable tins, they came 2 for $1.00. They had packages of black and silver tins and orange and silver, so I got a few and figured I'd use the black and orange ones for Halloween and save the silver ones for Christmas. Really all I did was make a tag with the batty for you set and my 11/4, 13/8, and circle scallop punch. I also used some orange 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon and black hemp. If you look at the close up picture you can see how I cut out the bat and put him up on a dimensional (I love to do that).

I love how it says batty for you around the bat, it just makes me think of my kiddos. I am batty for them so I think that Kayla will be finding one of these baskets on Halloween. She loves candy corn and it's so cute the way she says it. Corney candy, she can't remember the right way to say it, I love listening to her say it. Mommy can I please have some corney candy? How can you say no to that? Oh yeah I think about all the sugar in them and then it's a lot easier, but don't let me fool you, she has her fair share.
Alright I'm exhausted seeing that it's 11:46pm, so I'm going to go to bed, before the girls wake up.
I'd say have a fantastic day, but it's over, but by the time some of you read this, it will be day again. So I guess I can say it.

Have a great day and happy stampin!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Snow Swirled Card

How is everybody on this rainy Friday? I love the card that I'm posting tonight. This card will be part of my Christmas Card Extravaganza on November 15th. I will have more information about this event up on Tuesday morning, so stay tuned. You won't want to miss out! I promise.
So what do you think of this card? I think it's beautiful, modern and elegant all at the same time. I love that the colors are not what you would call "traditional" Christmas colors, you know, the reds and greens. I don't know if you can see it or not but each snowflake has glitter in the center of it. It's so beautiful when the light hits it just right.
This stamp set is one of the stamps sets that are on sale until the end of September. So hurry and get your set while it's still 15% off. To order your set just click on over to my Stampin Up website and click on shop now. You can order your set and whatever else is on your list. I guess that's it for today, enjoy your weekend. Ours is looking like it's going to be pretty wet ALL weekend. Perfect weather for staying inside and stamping the days away.
Have a fantastic day and happy stampin!
ink: eggplant, ballet blue, lovely lilac
cardstock: whisper white
stamps: Snow swirled
Accessories: 2-way glue pen, dazzling diamonds glitter

Thursday, September 25, 2008

More workshop projects

I have another workshop tonight, so I thought that I would share what we will be doing. I'm using the same stamp sets as I did on Monday for my workshop. We are using Autumn Harvest and Batty for you, but I'm using them in totally different ways to show my guests how versatile they are. ( I will have some of the same guests from Monday's workshop at tonight's).
We are using Autumn Harvest on our card. I found this card over on SCS (surprise there). I didn't really change much on the card, really just the ribbon and the colors a little bit. Here is the original card.
Here is mine. I think the ladies will like it.There is lots of cutting and stampin dimensionals which I absolutely love.

The 3-d project that we are doing is a little bag and bag topper which would be perfect for halloween. What's inside the bag, you might ask. Well how about 2 adorable, peppermint pattys. I was going through my downlines blogs and came across this on Laura's blog and knew that this would be a simple, easy project for my workshop. Thanks Laura. I would show you where on Laura's blog I found it, but it doesn't seem to be there anymore, that's really weird. Sorry.

So this is what we will be doing at my workshop tonight, I can't wait to go and meet all of these new ladies. I love my job, it's so much fun! If you would like to book your own workshop with me, give me a call at 413-863-3166 or e-mail me at

Have a fantastic day and happy stampin!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Can I gush, just for a minute

I was on my way to drop Kayla off at school this morning. I was thinking about my downline(demonstrators who have signed up under me) and thinking about how I could inspire them. Well I just have to say I love my downline, they are such a great group of women, who all LOVE Stampin Up! But I guess they wouldn't be demonstrators if they didn't love it right? So I just wanted to say thanks to each and every one of them for being my downline, they inspire me!

Also I wanted to share a picture of me today, so that all of you out in stamping land, who have never met me, can put a face with the name. Now keep in mind that there aren't many pictures of me. Why, well because I'm the one normally taking the pictures. This picture while not a great picture, is a picture none the less was taken by either my 3 year old or my husband. I can't remember which one because they where both messing around with the camera that day. So here I am! Be gentle.
I might be back later with a card to share, we will see how the night goes! I have a workshop tomorrow and my daughter has children's church tonight so maybe I'll share a pic of the projects for the workshop. We'll see. Have a fantastic day and happy stampin!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Thanks for a good time

Monday night I did a workshop and I just have to say thank you to Kathy for hosting. I had such a great time with all the ladies that where there. There where 9 adults in attendance and one very creative young lady whose name happens to be Shelby (that was Craig's first pick for Hannah). Everybody did such a great job on their projects. Thanks ladies for letting me come have fun with you for the evening.

Have you seen SPOOKY yet? Isn't he so adorable? Well this is part of our home decor line and he's right on time for halloween. Spooky comes in 3 different sizes and 2 different colors. Wouldn't he be perfect on the front of a candy jar? Or how about on a scrapbook page, or even on your front door or on one of your walls. Spooky is very easy to adhere to any hard surface and comes off just as easily when the season is over. To learn all the details about spooky just click on him and it will take you to the flyer. To purchase spooky or any items from the catalog just click here.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Workshop card

Hi everybody! How are you? I'm doing good, but my poor babies have the cold that's been going around EVERYWHERE. The eldest, Kayla, is just getting over it and poor Hannah the 9 month old, just got it Sunday afternoon and she is miserable, I feel so bad for them, because they can't really express how they are feeling except for crying. The worst part of this cold is that you really can't breath through your nose and seeing that they are both little, and suck their thumbs to go to sleep, they are having a hard time dealing with that part of it. Saturday night I was up 5 times between the 2 of them and last night Hannah was up from 1:00 am until 3:30 am, so needless to say, I'm exhausted. I'll try and catch a nap when they nap this afternoon. I hope it goes through Hannah quickly.
I have a workshop tonight and this is the card that we will be doing. I took the original idea from this card by Aubrie B over on SCS. I thought that it was a really nice layout. I didn't really change to much, just the designer paper and ribbon. I don't know if you can see it in the picture or not but the bat, spider and pumpkin are all cut out and popped up on dimensionals. I know that the ladies will really enjoy doing this card. I can show it because those who will be there won't see it until tomorrow when they get it in their e-mail in-box, by subscribing to my feedblitz icon. The other project that we are doing tonight is a vellum candle votive holder, similar to this one in this post here.
I hope that you all have a fantastic day and happy stampin! I'm going to have so much fun tonight with these ladies.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Dahlia fold

Hi everyone, how are you today? The weather here in MA is so beautiful. Sunny and just the perfect temperature. So here is the other card that we did at stamp club this month. The technique is called dahlia fold and it's really a lot of fun. Now granted the club ladies where not sure of it, while they where doing it, but when they finished their projects they decided it was pretty neat.(And believe me they would have told me if they didn't like it. right ladies?) Need I bring up the melting bunnies from last month ;-). All joking aside, I think that the card is pretty neat and I took the idea from this card here. The great thing about the dahlia fold is that it can look different every time you do it. You can use different colors of designer paper to get different looks, you can do just a few petals like we did on this card, or use 10 petals to make a full circle flower. It's really fun to do and you should give it a try.

Alright everybody, I'm off to prepare for my workshops for this week. Have a fantastic day and happy stampin!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

What have I been up to?

Hi all! How is everybody? Sorry I haven't posted in a while, I've been very B*U*S*Y*. Did that come off as a cheer? It was supposed to! Anyway, now that you all know I'm really a geek let's get on with today's post.

This past Monday night, my Mary Kay director had me come show all the Mary Kay consultants how to incorporate Stampin Up into their Mary Kay business. Wasn't that so sweet of her? Thanks Julie, it means a lot to me. So we made a thank you note, because in any business, thank you notes are really important. I wanted to keep it simple so that it was something that they could do over and over again, quickly and not have to spend much time doing it, but at the same time reaping all the benefits of a hand made card. I also wanted to use colors that are know to be Mary Kay colors, so I used basic grey and positively pink. I really wanted that pink to "pop" and boy does it. We used the top note die, for the big shot to make the front of the card. It really gives it that something extra, without adding lots of time to a card.

We also made these door hangers. I thought that they would be perfect for putting in some samples with your business card. I thought this would be a great way to surprise your customers. Wouldn't you love to come home and see one of these hanging on your door with some fun new samples of products for you to try? I know I'd be pretty darn excited! We had a great time and thank you to all the Mary Kay ladies for a wonderful evening.
Alright all that's it for today!
Have a fantastic day and happy stampin!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

On line ordering is here!

It' s here! On line ordering that is. Now you can order any time of day or night, 24/7. How do you do it? Simple just head over to my SU website and click on shop now, in the upper right hand corner under my name. It's that simple, just order your products hit submit and wait for them to show up at your door step. How cool is that!
Here are a few frequently asked questions:
Can I add outside orders to a workshop I'm hosting right on line? Not yet, but Stampin Up is working on it. Any outside orders that you have for a workshop do still need to go through me to count towards your hostess benefits.
If I place an order of $150.00 or more do I receive hostess benefits? Yes, of course you do. Isn't that exciting. Any order that is over $150.00 before s&h and tax will still get free hostess products. Yipee!
I can't make it to club, can I just order on line? No, your order would still have to be called in to me or e-mailed to me, but let's cross our fingers that it's coming in the near future.
If you have any other questions about online ordering feel free to call or e-mail me.

Anybody who places an on line order, now through Sunday September 14th, of $40.00 or more (before s&h and tax) will receive a special gift from me in the mail. Can't tell you what it is, but I promise you'll like it! Just place your order and e-mail your address if I don't have it and I'll send you your goodies! This offer will be good until 8:00 pm eastern time on Sunday!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I've been honored!

Wow I can't believe this, I've been given an award by someone who checks out my blog. Stefanie over at Scrappedsilly honored me with this award. Thanks so much! She made my day!

Here are the rules:
The winner can put the logo on their blog
Link the person you received your award from
Nominate at least 7 other blogs
Put links of those blogs on yours
Leave a message on the blogs of the blogs you’ve nominated
Here are my nominees!

Inking Idaho

Learn to scrap and stamp with Lynn

Jess' Creative Corner

Thanks again Stefanie.

Club pictures

I know I haven't posted in a while, sorry about that. I've been BUSY!And stamping has not happened in a week. I'm itching to stamp, hopefully this afternoon when the girls take a nap, if I don't take a nap too. I've been exhausted lately, is it just me? I guess it could be that both of the girls are getting up in the middle of the night that could be doing it, one has to go potty and the other is teething so she's not sleeping well, poor thing, she has had 4 teeth come in, in as many weeks and she has two more on the way, I do feel bad for her.
So I thought that I would share one of the cards that we did at club last night. The ladies thought that this technique was pretty cool! It's call a spring card and I just think that it's so much fun. So the first picture is the outside of the card which I cased from here. The second picture is the inside of the card, how cool is that! And isn't the rocket adorable. We used aqua painters and our ink pads to color in the rocket, I love how vibrant the colors really are.

Supplies: nursery necessities, pun fun, upsy daisy stamp sets
ink: kiwi kiss, tangerine tango, baja breeze, pacific point, black staz-0n, craft white ink
accessories: small star punch, 13/8 circle punch, white gel pen, baja breeze striped grosgrain ribbon, aqua painters, sticky strip
I guess that's it for today so have a fantastic day, it's going to be raining and storming all day here in MA.
Happy stampin!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Big shot preview party reminder

Just a quick reminder that my big shot preview party is this Wednesday September 3rd. Come any time between 6:00 - 9:00 pm, to check out the big shot and to see what it's really all about. It's a great way to try before you buy. If you plan on coming please rsvp by tuesday so that I have enough projects ready to go. If you know anybody who you think would be interested in the big shot, please bring them with you. Hope to see you there.