Monday, January 31, 2011

Card Buffet! Yummy!

Yesterday was my stamp a stack class that I hold every last Sunday of the month. Well a customer of mine suggested that I do a card buffet so that there's more to pick from. I love this idea! So I set up my kitchen just like a buffet with the cards on plates. Hee hee. My girls came in and asked if we were going to be eating cards. No silly. LOL.

There were four cards to pick from. I really thought everyone would want to do the Valentine's the most so I didn't cut much for my Christmas cards. Unfortunately I ran out of the Christmas cards first. Crazy! LOL. 

Here's the set up for 10 people to come stamp at my house. I may need to buy more chairs. They are on sale at Sam's for $28 for four. (If they are still there I may buy them).


I also had my card display out and some new cards I made were on the table for everyone to see. I'm getting a lot of good feedback on the window panes. Might start putting some of those in my door prize bucket.





Big Shot embossing station! This is where the magic happens. Punches and Crop-o-dile are laid out just in case too.


Here's the St. Patty's Day card. I love the dimension to it.



We used Naturals White Cardstock and embossed the edges with the new embossing folder in the Mini Catalog. I love this new folder! It's called Framed Tulips. We sponged a little ink on it. Love it!

Then we made some Valentine's cards. One of my friends turned her's into Anniversary cards. I love it!



We used the Letterpress, watercolor paper and craft ink. It looks so nice in person! Super easy to make too. (Thanks Laura for letting us borrow your plate. Of course now I love it and must have my own! Darn it!)

Here's some more fun things to look at using SAB and Mini stamps at this blog: Click here

I hope you are inspired to create something beautiful today!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Not too early for this one

Okay ladies. We all struggle with masculine cards. I dont have a lot of stamps that can be for either a man or a woman but I was inspired today to make this Father's Day card. Here's what inspired me.

My daughter Amanda was wearing this animal print shirt and I thought, "Smooch Spritz!!!!" LOL.  So here is what I did to copy this pattern since Stampin' Up! doesn't have an animal print designer paper.

I started with Crumb Cake cardstock. I spritzed basic black marker on it then I sponged More Mustard which smeared the black a little. After that I spritzed it with Gold Smooch Spray.


I added some layers of basic black cardstock and crumb cake and then stamped my lion from Fox and Friends. I cut it out and put a window pane over the top of it and tied it into place with crumb cake ribbon.


The saying is from the level II hostess set in the Occassions Mini Catalog. Here's another view so you don't see such a glare.


Oh I almost forgot to mention the trees. Lovely as a Tree stamp set. LOVE THIS SET!!!!!

My hubby had a few gifts to give this weekend and asked me to wrap them. Here's my little wrapping job with special tags attached. Hee hee.



I love the size on these stamps. Perfect for the tag punch.

What inspires you? Look around an see what catches your eye. That's how to start to form a style. My style is all over the place! LOL. I like too many things! I do really wish for some DSP in animal prints. A nice giraffe print maybe?

Have a great day!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

More Cupcake cards

Here's another creation using the cupcake stamp set and punch. Only it's not a cupcake!  Looks really cute though and can be a birthday card or a Valentine's day card. I used a stamp from the SAB catalog too.

Here's the simple version:



And here's the souped up version:


I think we'll have the first card be one of the cards for my stamp a stack class on Sunday. If you want to add the diamonds, ribbon and pearls you'll have to place an order. And if you are going to place an order you might as well earn some free SAB stamp sets. I've got a few packages to pick from to help you get to the magic number.

One way to get there is to buy a Simply Adorned Charm, chain and stamp set. When you do that you get to come to my class on February 20th. Sign up now to reserve a spot.

Or you can pick from three Packages. I'll have more details on those tomorrow. Plus I'll have another card to show you.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Love - Big Shot Style!

This is my lastest creation for my last Big Shot Class tonight. I hope you enjoy looking. If you want to start a Big Shot Club let me know! It's only $25 a month for 4 months. Make it the monthly girls night out supper club! You get to make awesome projects and have fun and eat. For just $25. Crazy huh?  Here's the banner we are making tonight. 

Close ups of the letters:





Supplies I used:

Big Shot, Pennent Die, Butterfly die, scallop die, Top Note, Timeless Type Letters, Embosslet Butterflies.

Also used:

Heart to heart punch, designer label punch, 1 3/4" circle punch.

And:

dimensionals, ribbon, vintage brads, black ink and sponge

Paper:

Newsprint, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, basic black

Have you started on your Valentine's yet? Come to my class on Sunday and make 10 for only $7. RSVP by Friday.

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My Husband Singing

No need for an introduction here. Hee hee. I was watching him for a couple minutes and then thought, "I gotta record this." It's nice to know my husband can still let loose and be fun.

video

I hope you enjoyed this video. Perhaps I can make a stamping video someday. One will have to check back to see if I do. Hee hee.

I bought a book at the store the other day called, Lessons of a Turtle. I think it's very cute and very true some of the quotes and sayings in it. I thought maybe you would like to see some of the sayings.

Here's one that really makes sense.

You can't move forward until you stick your neck out.

If you are one of my "turtles" this is a great way to think about your business or hobby. If you want to do more with it you'll have to stick your neck out. Perhaps even book a workshop. Gasp! I know. It's hard to ask people to host a party for you. I was rejected at least 10 times recently. I wish I wouldn't hear "no" so much but then again the "yes" from the right person is worth it.

I added a new turtle to my group. My niece Rachael is now a part of my team. I can't wait for her kit to show up so she can start growing her business.

That's it for today. I hope to show you my Big Shot project tomorrow. I've designed something but I have to make it now. It's a Valentine Banner. It's going to be AWESOME!!!

Good night.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Club Cards

Here's the two cards we made at my Supper and Stamp Club.


Anyone can come to this class. It cost's $10 or you can place a $15 order. We eat dinner that's potluck and we stamp two projects. Sometimes we have a 3D item like the tissue box cover.

Let me know if you want to come to the next one. It's February 15 at 6:30pm.

I have a really cute video of my hubby singing that I'm tempted to post. I dont think he'd mind. Hee hee. Check back tomorrow...

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Beveled Windowpanes

These accessories are so much fun! They are in the Mini Catalog. $7.95 gets you 12 of them (4 each of three sizes).

Here's some samples I saw at Leadership:






I really was impressed with what you could do with them. Some ladies were wearing them as necklaces too. I'm thinking this should be a class. How about you? Hee hee.

I'm having a wonderful Saturday! I got up and made sausage, eggs and pancakes for my family. I read some of the book I've been reading called The Help. Very good book. I checked my email and sent a message to my team. I tickled my little girl until she was screaming stop. I played with my doggie. I cuddled with my other daughter. Played Wii with them both. Updated my blog and I'm still in my jammies. It's a great day!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Valentine's Day Bundle ends soon!

The filled with love bundle is ending on the 24th so if you want to get those free buttons with the awesome DSP paper and the Love stamp set you'll want to shoot me an email now.

I really like some of the samples I saw at Leadership. Here's a few:



Enjoy!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hunting and scrapbooking

Hey all,

My girls went hunting for the first time with their daddy this past weekend. I was waiting to get some pictures from the trip since I didn't go. Here's a few pages I did with My Digital Studio.




The girls were super excited and not at all sad. They had tons of questions for daddy and even helped lift the deer onto the 4 wheeler. Those are some strong girls!

I'll have more projects to post tomorrow!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Leadership was AWESOME!!!

I had the best time in Nashville, TN! I worked hard to earn the chance to go to Leadership this year and was so glad that I made it in. I will tell you the event sold out and I had many fellow demonstrators complain that they didn't get in. Some were lucky to transfer into someone else's spot when they couldn't go. One lucky lady was my roommate. Kacey, my convention buddy from last time, couldn't go and transferred her ticket to Michele. Michele is super talented and made the best pillow gift. I had to steal the idea and make some for my downline when I got back. Here's a picture of her gift to me.

She used the 6 x 6 page protectors to make the clear pouch. Then she used DSP and inserted into it for the background.

Here's some other pillow gifts I got.

Vickie was so generous and included a $7 gift card to Starbucks! 

Here's a picture of all the stuff I got at Leadership.


I did buy the matching wallet to the purse. Everyone got a purse when they checked in. Some people won different prizes throughout the event. My color was never called but they had two prizes for everyone that was there and that included the red glimmer paper, glimmer brads, glitter glass, buttons, fabric, downloads for MDS and the Level II stamp set from the mini catalog.

Then the Make N Takes that they had for us were AWESOME! Here's the 2 x 1 1/2 Charm with the 34" chain. We made three inserts for it.




This brooch is so beautiful. A few of my downline saw it tonight and want me to have a class so they can make it. If you want to sign up for the class let me know and I'll set a date.



Here I am in front of one of the many waterfalls that I encountered at my hotel. We stayed at the Gaylord Opry Hotel. It's worth a visit if you are ever in Nashville.



My Upline, Mandy, made it to Managers Reception this year. She was treated to dinner and entertainment at the Wild Horse Saloon. Here's a link to see some pictures from that.  Linda's Blog

I want to go to Managers Reception next year! They get a new stamp set that no one else has seen yet. It'll be out in Summer Mini Cattie. It's really neat and I can't wait to have the set. It's a good one for scrapbookers.

Well I may need to do some catching up on sleep so I'm off to bed. Hope you enjoyed all the pictures.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Gifts for my Leadership buddies

Here's  some gifts I made for my Leadership buddies. I hope they liked them. I got the idea from one of my customers that is very talented with making boxes and other 3 D items.



Of course I had to put some chocolate inside them. Hee hee.

I used the new SAB paper and ribbon. There's also a sticker sheet that has the flowers and circles plus some other neat designs. The stamp is from the Level III Hostess stamp set in the Big Cattie.

I should be on my way home from Leadership. I can't wait to post pictures!

Happy stamping!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Swaps

Here's some card candy for you to look at. Hee hee. Enjoy and I'll give a full report on Leadership when I get back.








Do you want to be part of my turtle club? We get together once a month, swap, share ideas, raffle off new products and do a make n take. It's fun!  Click here to learn more about signing up.
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