Sunday, April 22, 2007

Trip to NY City

This weekend was a long exhuasting, yet fun weekend! I chaperoned my youngest daughter's trip to NY city! We had a great time there. We saw the Statue of Liberty, South Street Sea Port, a tour of NBC studios, a Broadway play "Tarzan" and a stop by 6 Flags! Here are some pictures we took while we were there. I feel a scrapbook idea coming on!

Church Donation Basket

Here is a picture of a basket of Stampin Up goodies I donated to my church for an auction recently! I had way too much fun creating all these items. There is a covered notepad, candle, note cards, key chain, and candy bag in here. I really liked how the pink and turquoise turned out together. I used the SU stamp set "Petals & Paisley's" and the coordinating designer paper and card stock. The candle is a neat process that I'll be having a class in soon! Take a look and see what you think. I hope to find out what other people thought of it at the auction too! Enjoy :)!


Here it is! Classes I'll be giving! I can't wait to share my love of rubber stamping and creating with decorative papers! I do want to express that if you're interested, I MUST KNOW in advance whether you're participating. The reason for this is simple - I have to have your kits on hand for you to create these projects. Without much further ado - here they are!

Designer Gift Cans
April 29 (2:00 - 5:00) - Come and learn how to turn a simple paint can into a great gift holder! We'll be using some of Stampin Up's great designer papers, stamps and ribbons to make a gift holder your recipients will be excited to receive!
Cost - $10 (bring your adhesive and cutter while I supply everything else!)

Designer Tote and Cards
May 4 (6:00 - 8:00) - This class will have you making beautiful card totes with 3 matching cards anybody will feel lucky to receive! We'll be using more of SU's exclusive designer papers, stamps, ribbons and more to create this project.
Cost - $10 (bring your adhesive and cutter while I supply everything else)

Stamp Camp
May 11 (7:00 - 9:00)
- Stamp Camp! We'll be getting together tonight to make a stack of cards. It's a great way to be prepared and have a beautiful handmade card ready to give! If you didn't get a Mother's Day card yet, you can make her one tonight!
Cost - $10 (bring your adhesive and cutter while I supply everything else)

Itty Bitty Book (2 week advance sign up required to ensure your supplies are here!)
May 26 (2:00 - 5:00) - Itty Bitty Book Class! In this class we'll be making a small scrapbook with a matching holder that is perfect for any gift giving occasion! Don't forget Father's Day is coming!
Cost - $20 (bring your adhesive and cutter while I supply everything else)

I can't wait to hold these classes with you! If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask me(! Hurry and register now before the classes fill up!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Organizing Suggestion

I am one of the lucky people who have a whole craft room! That is the good news, bad news is the room is a downsize from having the entire basement in the last two houses we lived in! Somehow you always manage to "grow into" your space, at least I did! So now, in a small room, I've had to come up with some clever ways to keep my things organized yet still accessible - not as easy as it sounds! I found one thing to help in my card making/scrapbooking process, read that as "finding what I need" it helped to put all my brads in one container! I found these plastic containers at Michael's (jewelry section) for less then $3 each. THe good thing is each compartment locks individually so if you accidentally knock it over - it's okay! It also helps the brads from "traveling" from one section to the other! It works great for separating your beads too! Take a look below to see what it looks like! Let me know if this suggestion works for you too!


If you have time in your busy schedule,and are so inclined, take time to say a prayer for all of the people involved in the recent tragedies at Virginia Tech. The Lord's Prayer says it all in one sentence "forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us"! You never know how each day will end so don't forget to live each day to it's fullest!
Don't forget to smile too, if it doesn't make someone else smile then they'll at least wonder what you've been up to!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

SU! Special Promotion

Don't we all just love designer papers for our scrapbooking and card making projects?! Well, since it's that time of year again for a new SU catalog they have another special promotion I'd like to share with you! Here they are;

For my customers - Palette O' Prints For every $35 you spend you qualify to purchase an exclusive Prints Designer Series paper 6" x 6" sampler pad for only $9.95!

For my hostesses - When you hold a workshop with $400 or more in sales, you'll automatically receive the 6" x 6" Palette O' Prints sampler pad absolutely FREE! Workshops with $800 in sales will receive two pads, and so on...

So, now knowing about this new promotion you might have a few questions! So, in anticipation of these here are some answers! LOL!

What is the Sampler Pad?

6" x 6" sheets of Prints Designer Series paper

48 total sheets
12 sheets of each color, 2 of each pattern in a particular color
4 colors: Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, and So Saffron

If you'd like more information on this, or to see a color flier - let me know! If you'd like to set a party date to earn this pad for free - I still have some open dates!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Busy Having Fun!

I've been busy lately! A fun type of busy though! I have been playing with my newest stamps so take a look to see what I've been up to!

This is done using Tempting Turquiose cardstock, Au Chocolate DP, "In Full Bloom" stamp set and I colored it with chalk! I also added a Tempting Turquoise ribbon! I love how it turned out!

I made this one using the Tempting Turquiose cardstock again, Petals & Paisleys DP, "Heartfelt Thanks" stamp set, the watercolor joy wheel and my new circle punch and I can't forget about my favorite toy the paper piercer and mat pack oh and the brads too! Gotta love the details you can add with that combination!

This one is made with the Au Chocolate and Temtping Turquoise cardstock again (I'm beginning to think I like this combo or something!) the Office Accoutrement stamp set, Tempting Turquiose ribbon that I did the little fray trick to and some natural colored ribbon, natural cardstock on the inside and another new and favorite punch - notebook! How cool is that notebook punch! Just think of all the possibilities! I'll do my best to show them on here for you to see too!

OMG! I totally loved how this card turned out! My boss had to have surgery and I volunteered to make him a card! Well, he is into drama so I thought I'd case a really cute card from SCS as it seemed to fit! I used my favorite stamp set on this one (actually bought it for my daughter yet it's never seen her hands but not for the lack of trying on my part!) It's called "Monkey Business"! I used that notebook punch again too - doesn't it really look like a film strip. The paper isn't SU but shhh don't tell ;) I also used some yellow brads I had that matched the yellow paper perfectly!

Here is the inside of the above card. Another cute monkey is on the inside and the words he's holding up are "Better Get Better" which is another SU stamp set called "Quick Thinking". I made this card a little bigger then normal since there were a lot of people who were supposed to sign it! He actually liked it too!

Well that's all for now! Stay tuned for more good things to come!

Monday, April 9, 2007

Stamp Sale - YEAH!!

What girl doesn't love a sale?!! It's one of my favorite words but, when you combine that word with stamps - it makes it even better! For the month of April you can get certain word sets on sale! The list of words are;
Item Code Page Number Description

107123 177 Warm Words Reg Price $19.95 Sale Price $15.96

103877 190 Tiny Talk * Reg Price $16.95 Sale Price $13.56

107351 183 In My Thoughts Reg Price $28.95 Sale Price $23.16

102176 178 All-Year Cheer II * Reg Price $29.95 Sale Price $23.96

107325 194 Short Order Alphabet Reg Price $38.95 Sale Price $31.16

104383 191 Everyday Flexible Phrases Reg Price $39.95 Sale Price $31.96

* - indicates retiring 30 June and will not be in future catalogs!

This is a great promotion as you can always use the words even when you change your decorative stamps! I still have some from 8 years ago and just can't part with them - phrases don't change! If you'd like more information just contact me!

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

My First Open House

I had my first "Open House" for Stampin Up on Saturday! What a ton of fun! We did make and takes and everyone was able to do them! YEAH! I was worried that the two step stampin would be a little difficult but theirs came out way better then my sample! LOL! I got several orders and by closing my party out on Friday am hoping for a few more ;)! I have all my class samples ready to post next so keep watching!