Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Stamp Camp Friday!

Take a look below to see all the fun and exciting items we'll be creating this Friday night at my rescheduled "Stamp Camp"! We'll also be creating a 12x12 scrapbook page with a theme of "family" so don't forget your picture(s)! I'll be showing you some of the new stamp sets that are in the "Holiday Mini" coming out September 1st!"

Get ready for the Fall with this treat holder! The pumpkins can be made either with or without faces!

Your friends and family will enjoy getting these Fall cards when you create one for each of them!

Ever need a fast, easy gift tag to go with that gift bag?! How about this cute idea?

Here is our big project for the night! We'll be getting ahead of the shopping game when you make this project! It's a "Holiday Planner" and is perfect for organizing your holiday shopping!



Stay tuned for the 12x12 scrapbook page! Don't forget to RSVP!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

My Goal Reached = Your Gain!!

I can't believe I did it!

I used to think I'd have to be all shades of crazy to try what I have done (hence the picture I posted!) but I just went over 200 miles in my training for another big goal - the half marathon! I have the achey legs to prove it and my Mizuno's aren't so pretty any more :( but that's okay! I think I need to celebrate! So here's my offer.......

For 2 weeks, starting today, August 26 - September 8, place a Stamping' Up order over $25 and you will you will receive 20% off one item of your choice! Just call or email me to take advantage of this great deal! Stay tuned for more good deals as I get closer to my next goal!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Open House - Sneak Preview!

Only 3 more days until my Fall/Winter Open House! I've got so many ideas to share with everyone as well as the new and totally awesome products from Stampin up! I hope you've made plans to come this Saturday, August 8, anytime between 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Just to entice you a little more, here's a sneak preview of one of our "make & takes" we'll be creating together! Hope to see you on Saturday!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Pick A Petal - Believe It Or Not!!

I love the new pick a petal set and have had some fun with it! I saw the following cards and had to do them myself! I love the versatility of this set and how you can use it in SO many different ways!

In the card below I used the flower centers for the eyes, the big polka dot petal for the nose and the mouth is half of another petal that has the word "smile" on it! I used a piece of my "Palette of Prints" for the shirt and the words are from the "Three for You" punch set, which is the special this month by the way (can you say "free cards" with purchase"?!) I used the mat pack and a paper piercer as well for the shirt!

I just loved this idea! It's so pretty! The flames are actually the solid petals if you look close you can see it! The candles are scraps from my "palette of prints" that I got a while back and the words are from another set that's in the new catalog as well! It's one of those "timeless" sets that you can use over and over and it never goes out of style!

Well, that's my fun for now! I hope you liked them!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Party Time!!!

It's party time today! I'm about to leave to hold a party at a Stampin' Up customers house! This is a party for a little girl to celebrate her birthday with friends in a fun way and, what can be more fun then a Stampin' Up party?!! Here's a picture of what we'll be making tonight - 4 cards and 2 candy holders! I tried to stay in her color preferences with the pinks and purples but added other bright colors! It is summer after all! I like to work with children so I'm really looking forward to this!

Monday, August 6, 2007

August Newsletter

My August newsletter is out - YEAH! It's packed full of information on how to get Stampin Up's new products for your very own! Check it out and see what works best for you! With Christmas coming I know I need to get going on all those hand-made and personalized gifts my friends and family have come to expect! Come to one of my classes and let me help you get ahead on your "list of good intentions"!

If you're interested in getting on my mailing list it's never too late - just let me know and I'd be happy to send it to you!

Friday, August 3, 2007

My Inspiration....

This is a picture of Brian at the end of the marathon last year. If you look closely he looks like he's not even touching the ground! I hope I'm that light on my feet - can you feel my self doubt yet?! LOL! He ran this one in 4 hours and 12 minutes missing his goal by 12 minutes and is the big reason why we're doing it again! LOL!

Correction - Brian ran this marathon in 4 hours and 2 minutes! I guess when you've run that far 10 minutes makes a BIG difference! LOL!

It's Official......

Well if I was in doubt before, I can't be anymore! What am I talking about?! My dear sweet husband signed us up for the Air Force Marathon in September! Am I nuts - probably, but I guess I can look back on it and say "hey I did that"! Brian will be doing a whole marathon while I am only doing a half <-- read that as I will be running across the finish line but can't guarantee I'll be running the whole way! LOL! I will be giving it my best shot though! I used to run a lot of 5k and 10k races when my two oldest children were babies, hopefully I still have it in me! LOL! Wish us luck and pray for us!

Here's a link to the site if you're curious....are interested in joining me..... :)


Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Supporting My Habits......

Stampin Up brought out their new catalog in July and OMG does it have some awesome new items in it! Now I get to see the preview for the Holiday Mini they have coming out 1 September. I hope you're reading this as "I'm in big trouble here"!! LOL! I decided I need to support my habit by dabbling in some of my other passions a little more....okay, fine, my boss found out about my jewelry making habit and made a request (works out to my advantage here)! I made her a sterling silver and Swarovski crystal anklet. I'm adding a picture of a second one I did at the same time since she didn't specify if she wanted dark or light colors! I did both!

Here's the dark one (which she chose). It has dark blue, light blue and clear AB crystals and, of course sterling silver everything else including the clasp and is on a 49 strand wire;

This is the lighter one she didn't take - it's for sale now for $40 plus S&H. Contact me if you're interested! This one has soft blue Swarovski crystals as well as my favorite sterling silver "noodle tube" beads!

Sorry about the fuzzy picture but my card was full after taking this picture!

I also do special orders including, but not limited to, Mother's bracelets, regular bracelets, necklaces, earrings...the list goes on! Let me know if you're interested!