Friday, May 13, 2011

SUO Challenge!

Okay I haven't entered this challenge in a while so here it goes. Butterflies.

I made this card for my downline, Elizabeth, when she promoted. I have new cards to show you for my two turtles that promoted in April. I'm so proud of Francesca and Laura. They are amazing!

I used the beautiful butterflies die and seam binding for the flowers. The embossing folder is the tulip one and I colored the raised parts with markers. Those rhinestones are so easy to use to add bling at the last second. I keep them with my adhesive just so I can reach for them when I want something extra.

To see the other entries in the challenge visit the SUO blog: Click here

Have a blessed day!

Amazing Customers!

For my amazing customers I decided to host a luncheon for them. These are my hostesses, club members and super customers. They enrich my life so much with their creativity and their friendship. I wanted to show them how much I appreciate them so I did a little luncheon and had a project for them to make. Here's the table and gift.



These cute boxes are on the clearance rack. 12 of them for just $1.99. I added the butterflies. Inside were some accessories and a free stamp. We ate tamalies made with venison. Everyone knows that when you come to my house the meat will probably be venison. With a hubby that hunts I find no reason to buy meat at the store. Too bad he can't shoot a cow once in a while. LOL. Wild boars are a treat to get though. Yum!

Here's what we made at the luncheon. 




My friend Carla made a really cute one with the newsprint/music sheet DSP. Also the cute vintage trinkets. I didn't get a picture of it though. :*(

I will post a tutorial on making this cute purse in a few days. I want to make a new one and photograph each step. (It'll help me to remember how to do it too. LOL) You can also learn to do this purse when you come to my Crop for the Cure fundraiser in July. Jeannette is the one that came up with this cute idea and she'll be making some for Auburn and Alabama fans. I saw a pic of them and they are to die for! She's also getting a medical rep to donate hand sanitizers for them so we can put that in the purse when they take the class. Find out more about the crop at: Crop for the Cure

Want to see what one of my amazing customers made me for my birthday?

Here's the card:



I have to say WOW again because she's just amazing. Her name is Birgit. Here's her blog:  Click here
It's in German but you don't need to read to see the amazing projects she creates.

Here's the cute note card holder and inside of the card.



I will be having a class on the 22nd that will include the stamp set On The Grow. Here's a sneak peak.

If you are interested in the class let me know. Cost is only $20. I had one of my customers tell me I should charge $25. LOL. I told her I'd put a tip jar out. The class does include 3 cards and 2 boxes.

I guess that's it for now. I'm off to watch Beauty and the Beast with my girls. Gotta make some popcorn.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Disneyland!

Here are some pictures of my trip to California. I am so impressed with my cell phone. These were all taken with it since the batteries died on my camera. I love my iPhone.








We also visited the church that Steve and I were married in. The kids weren't too excited but Steve said, "Returning to the scene of the crime." I said, "I was just thinking that!" LOL.




The weather in California was not as I remembered. I know it's only April but I remember going to the beach and not being cold in March when I grew up there. The weather was overcast the whole time and I needed a sweater most of the time.

Here is Jessica "enjoying" the beach. A pleasant 68 degrees. The water is freezing compared to Gulf of Mexico water. I don't know how she did it.


She was so excited about going to the beach. I know she was freezing but she never let on. She just jumped into the ocean and enjoyed herself.

Amanda was a bit smarter and stayed dressed.

Notice the camera man in the background? There was three displays for outdoor dining rooms. It was for a show on HGTV. There were some really neat setups. I should have taken pics of them.

We then went for a walk on the pier and saw a shop that had oysters. You pick out an oyster and see what kind of pearl you get. My girls picked out oysters and look what they found:





The guy told us that they are black pearls and because of the size are worth about $70 each. We only paid $12 for each oyster. Not a bad return.

Well that's it for now. I have some more pictures of some awesome swaps I got from my downline on Monday. So come back soon.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Mother's Day Cards

My friend Francesca had a class last week where we made these cute bird house cards.


I sent off the one I made to my niece Rachael. I also sent a gift to my sister Vickie. I hope she likes it.

I got her a bracelet from a store called Charming Charlie. This store is HUGE and all it has is accessories and jewelry and shoes. It's organized by color so it made it really easy to replace the yellow bracelet that she's missing. Why is she missing a bracelet? Because my daughter broke it on accident while we were out in California so I thought it would be nice to replace it with a new one. Shhhh, don't tell her it's missing.

That's it for now. Happy Stampin'! and Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

MDS Delta Woods and Water pages



Just wanted to share these three pages from my digital studio. All I did was click and drag pictures into the prefab pages. These pics are from my cell phone. Do you have a lot of digital photos that you wish were in albums? I can make this book and print it for $20. Add pages if you want. Move them around. Delete images you don't want. It's so easy to use. Contact me today because there's a special deal this month to get the software and other great Stampin' Up! product. If you have other software there's other downloads and bundles of downloads that you can use with other software that's on sale this month. Visit http://www.mydigitalstudio.net/ to see all the new stuff.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

3rd Annual Crop for the Cure

Oh no! It's been a while since I posted. I guess I've been a little busy. Luckily I have a moment right now before kids come home from school to get some stuff done.

Today I went around town trying to get donations for my fundraiser that I'm doing in July. It's a scrapbooking crop for the cure. Normally held in Mobile by my friend Melissa, this year is going to be held in Daphne by me. My downline Francesca is organizing it too and my other downline members are designing classes to be held at the event. I can't wait! You can visit the blog for the event here.

Let's see what else I can show you right now. Hmmm....

Just threw this together for you. I wanted to use a new stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalog. I love this set! (It has a turtle in it. Hee hee.) But I love the surfboards too. I didn't have a set with that yet so I figure it's a good one to get. I stamped it on vellum, torn some Crumb Cake (Hey, I got it right!), punched a sun, added twine and a saying and there you go.

Here's a picture of my girls being eaten by a bear.


We went to the Delta Woods and Water Expo this weekend and had so much fun. They got to pet an oppossum, a snake and other critters. They also had a ropes course and a delta boat ride. I even did the rope bridge.


It's scarier than it looks.



There's a gator in this picture. We took the boat ride and were able to see the gator, an osprey and a bald eagle.  It was such a fun day.  
That's it for now. Hope you are having a blessed one!
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