Monday, January 28, 2008

More Stamps For Your Money!

Who doesn't want more for their money - I'll raise my hand too! Well guess what?! For a limited time Stampin Up has an offer you can't ignore! Read more about it below;

Get Ready for Sale-A-Bration

February 1-March 17, 2008

Our Sale-A-Bration promotion gives everyone a reason to celebrate!

Promotion Details:

Customers: For every $50 purchase you make, you will receive a free Sale-A-Bration product! Don't forget we carry scrapbook "must haves" too!

Hostesses: In addition to our regular hostess benefits, hostesses will receive a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set for workshops that reach $300 or more.

Recruits: Anyone who joins as a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration can choose any stamp set--a value of up to $47.95--from the current catalog.

Do I have your interest?! Let me know if you'd like to see a catalog! Better yet, let's schedule a party so that you AND your friends can all take advantage of this great offer!
If you don't live near enough to see a catalog (The Sale-A-Bration mini catalog is available for viewing on February 1st) or would like to place an order - no problem as Stampin Up has direct shipping available!

Want to see what else is available? Go to WWW.StampinUp.Com

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Baby Stars

Well, what do you think?! I'm not quite sure it's "there"! It could just be me but I keep looking at it thinking "what's wrong with this page"! Okay, maybe I'm being critical and I need to let it go! LOL! I did this page for a counselor at my school. She's going to a baby shower and one of the things they were asked to do was to creat a scrapbook page around a poem. This one is about a moon so I put it amongst the stars! Is there really ANY way to put vellum to paper and have the adhesive NOT show?! LOL! I did discover that by taping my vellum to another sheet of paper before heating the embossing powder that it helps it not to curl from the heat! Tape, however, does melt! LOL! So let me know what you think! I really loved the input on my cards!

Monday, January 21, 2008

More Valentines!

I was playing around with my "stuff" while I watched Prison Break with my DH tonight! We love that show and can't wait for the DVD to come out! Anywhooo, I made a couple of Valentines to share with you! One I really like and the other, well, I just couldn't come up with anythint else to go with it - I need input please!! Oh, it needs to stay all Stampin Up products as I'd really like to show it at my Open House this weekend!

Here they are!

I like this one;

I'm not too sure about this one......

What do you think it needs?!!

Fun Challenge

I had a friend give me a challenge recently! She had a glass plate from an air freshener and wondered if I could do something with it! Soon as I saw it I knew exactly what I could do with it! If you look below you'll see what I did



I made it into a picture frame that will go on my desk tomorrow! I used a flower from the Stampin Up Pretties and colored it with my Purely Pomegranate ink pad and added beads with my Crystal Effects for the center. The words are from the Stampin up Set called "Wonderful Favorites". I really like this set as it suits both cardmaking, scrapbooking, altering (obviously :)!) etc! It has the words "wonderful" and "favorite" in big script writing and then it has family member suggestions like "mother", "son", "daughter" etc.... to include extended family members like aunts, "in-laws"! I see lots of possibilities to cut down on my journaling here! My handwriting stinks to this was a worthy investment for me! I also used some of our new double sided designer paper called "Ginger Blossoms"! If you look a few posts back you can see what a full sheet looks like!

Thanks for the challenge any more?! LOL!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Karen Day Wants To Say......

"Purple Monkey Dishwasher"

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Valentine's Day Cards

Valentine's day is getting closer and closer.... so with that in mind I made up some great new cards! I used traditional colors and non-traditional colors in these cards! Stampin Up has a great Valentine's day offer that you can't pass up - I didn't! Take a look below;

The adorable elephant below is from the SU Valentine's special. It could go either way - boy or girl! It's so cute but I have other ideas for that elephant! Can't you just see him as a "don't forget" type card or a children's congratulations type card or even for a lunch box love note! My daughter and I trade those back and forth so I think she might be getting one soon with him!

I used a "Level 3" hostess set I recieved as a gift from Stampin Up (a benefit of being a demo btw!) for the flower and the butterfly. If you look closely the butterfly is actually cut out and placed on the card with a "pop dot" type adhesive! I used the words from the Valentine's day set to make it a Valentine's day card! I love purple so I'm really please with how it turned out in the non-traditional Valentine's day colors!

Enjoy my ideas and let me know if you'd like to place an order for that special! It's so versatile beyond Valentine's day so stay tuned - you'll be seeing more!

Valentine's Ideas

I can't believe Valentine's day is less then a month away - wasn't Christmas just last week?! LOL! I was home "ill" yesterday with a lovely bladder infection (these rascals hurt btw!) so I took advantage of my time, that I wasn't sleeping of course, and made some neat altered items for Valentine's day! I think it's true one woman's trash is another woman's treasure! A couple of co-workers were nice enough to give me some of the things I used! Tell me what you think?!

If you look to the left of each decorated item you can see it's humble beginnings! I used the new SU Valentine's day set for most of it and several of SU's great cardstock, inks and ribbon! I also added some flowers from the "Pretties" kit. If you want to know the names of everything just let me know and I'll send you an email!

I really like how they all turned out! It was my first time using "Stazon" ink on glass (Starbucks bottle) but I really had no problems at all! I did find out that if you don't like how something comes out that Stazon, when used on glass, it can come off with just plain alcohol! Now I wish my daughter were young enough to take these to school for her teacher, sigh! Instead I'll be giving these away at my "Open House"!

I hope I inspired you!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Scrapbook Page Possibility

I noticed a similarity in pictures that I thought you'd get a kick out of! I think it's a scrapbook page in the making here! LOL!

Breanna age 4

Breanna age 14 (and a very important "1/2" I am not allowed to forget!)

Boy I can't wait till she figures out now I posted BOTH pictures of her! LOL!

Kitchen Aid Love Affair

Well, if you know me you know my daughter Breanna! If you know Breanna, you know she loves to bake! For the past few years this little girl has begged, yes begged and even tried bribery, to get a Kitchen Aide! Well one "Black Friday" shopping trip later I caved and made a purchase of one that was less then the Ipod she got for her birthday 6 months ago! I only paid $105 for this new object of her affection! I love to bake but don't eat all those sweets anymore and, she does so I have pretty much handed down my wooden spoon with the understanding I may borrow it back once in a while! LOL! Here are some pictures of her with her newest bestest friend!

Can't you almost hear her saying "Hey Mom I figured out what this tool is for....Aaarrggh"!

She can just crack herself up sometimes! (I'm probably dead meat for actually putting this one on here when she finds out!)

She really does love her new baby! I should post a picture of the look of disbelief on her face when she opened the box telling her it was waiting for her at home (we were in Wisconsin for Christmas!)

Aaahh the fruits, I mean the chocolate chip cookies of her labor! She made these for a friend of mine at work! She told Breanna she had to make her something with her new KA the last time they talked on the phone so, Breanna using any excuse she can to bake, came through on her promise! I see only 7 cookies here.....where are the other 2 dozen?! If the chocolate under the tape she put on with a note for "Ms Tane" was any indication, that means my child is (hopefully) sharing the rest with her friends and didn't have any for breakfast! LOL!

Monday, January 14, 2008

More Scrapbook Pages!

I am getting close to the bottom of my "almost there, not quite done" pages! I have a pizza box that fits my 12x12 pages perfectly - don't laugh too hard! This was the perfect way to keep them from getting bent and they actually survived the trip from Germany like this! LOL! Anyway, I got a bug and finally finished three more pages!


This is Breanna and her "MiMi"! She loves cows (don't tell I said that!) and when we used to stop at a rest stop between Illinois and Wisconsin they always had the prettiest flowers! Couldn't resist a picture just for "why not" reasons! LOL! Did you see the leaves on the flowers? It's the corner punches from SU's corner punch! Neat huh?!

Here's Michael in 8th grade. He doesn't look happy does he?! Remember I said he doesn't like his picture being taken?! Some things never changed as this is one of the last school pictures I have of him until he is a senior! Long story there! Can you tell I am trying to stretch the pages for him - one per page (so far!) I wanted a little something different on here too so I used some neat colored paperclips and I used the SU corner punch again for my arrow! I really like the versatility of that punch!

Here's one of my favorites of him! Isn't he just the cutest in this one! I just love the expression on his face - so innocent! He only played baseball one year and I should probably say he only filled his glove in the outfield with sand for one year! LOL! He had no interest so we didn't push it beyond that! Do you think I have it too busy for one picture?! It's the only one I have of this so I'm stretching it for his album which is 12x12! I really like how using the piercing tool and template from SU made a difference on the strips though - gave it that little something extra!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Friend Card

I actually even finished a card last night! I was on a big roll! I finished a card that I am sending to a friend in Florida! She is just the sweetest person ever! I have known her for years via the internet and even got to meet her once! I made this card to add to a package of goodies I have been stockpiling for her - someday, and hopefully before the shipping gets outrageous, I'll get it in the mail! I hope you like it!

My 3 Kids - In Paper!

I am trying to keep up with my scrapbooking goal 2008! I completed 3 layouts I started a while ago (won't say how long ago...). They've been sitting waiting patiently for the "right bling" to go with them! I hope you like them as much as I do - finally!

This is Jessica, my oldest, when she had no hair! I titled it "Bald is Beautiful" but let me tell you - she's got gorgeous hair now! Nice and thick! LOL!

Michael used to hate, I mean H-A-T-E getting his picture done professionally! He'd cry and cry and it wouldn't be worth the picture so this is one of the very few pictures I have of him, that was done professionally, when he was a baby! Not much has changed in taking pictures either and he's 20 years old (oh, he doesn't cry though! LOL!)

Here's my baby Breanna, I had started this one a long time ago but I knew I wanted "something" to make it right! Well a friend gave me some flowers and I found some rhinestones and some of SU's pearls from their pretties kit - perfect mix and exactly what I wanted for it! Nice, soft and all girl!

I'm thrilled on how they all turned out! I hope you like them too!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

New Picture

Do you like my new picture I just put up?! It's the one on the top of my blog! My 14 year old daughter took that picture while we were in Wisconsin recently! She has such a good idea for some awesome pictures! I wish you could see her whole album! Anyway I hope you like it!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Great Valentine's Day Offer

Valentine's Day Bundle

January 2 - January 31, 2008

January is a sweet time at Stampin' Up! In addition to a brand-new catalog full of stamping and crafting treats, we have two special offers we know you'll love.

Make quick and cute Valentine projects for your loved ones using our exclusive Valentine's Day Bundle and receive a free spool of Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon.

Hold a workshop of $350 or more and choose any one stamp set from our Spring-Summer 2008 Preview Brochure FREE (up to a $29.95 value!)!

Item Description Price

11089 Happy Heart Day stamp set $20.95

109052 Real Red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon $7.95

102757 Medium cellophane bags $4.50

109056 Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon FREE! ($7.95 value!)

111903 Valentine's Day Bundle $33.40 (a $41.35 value!)

New SU Designer Paper

Lookie! New designer paper to use in all of your crafting projects! These are two sets I was able to pre-order and they are just gorgeous! These also have stamp sets that coordinate with the patterns beautifully! Just think of all the possibilities! If you're in the D.C. area, or plan on coming here around the time of the Cherry Blossom festival - we have paper and stamps that will coordinate beautifully with your pictures! Just think of the envy people will have when they see your scrapbook full of great cropped memories!

They're laid out almost like quilt blocks aren't they?! The top one is called "Ginger Blossoms" and the bottom one is called "Bali Breeze". Each piece of paper is double sided and you get two of each design. That means you get 12 sheets of paper for only $9.95 making each sheet only approx .83 each! Not a bad price when you look at it that way! If you want to see more be sure to go to www.StampinUp.Com and browse their catalog!

New Catalog!

The new 2008 Spring & Summer catalog is finally out! YEAH!! There are so many great new stamp sets, designer paper, punches and more for you to "play" with! I finally got my hands on some (long UPS delay!) but it's here and I'm more then ready to share! Take a look below for a sneak peek at some of the new things that I just got! Valentine's day stamps, Celebration stamps, a neat ruler that is awesome to use for scrapbooking with "scraps" called "Perfect Layers" (this is an awesome toy that I did break in already and just LOVED it!), new ribbon etc.... take a look and tell me what you think!

p.s. want your own catalog to drool over?! They sell for only $9.95 (plus S&H)and it's full of great ideas! Just let me know and I'll order one for your very own!