Friday, October 28, 2011

Zombies and Monsters and Bats Oh My!

Halloween is almost here! I have really enjoyed decorating the house with all kinds of spooky decor. But of course taking pictures of all the spookyness and scrapbooking it is what's best of all!

Last year my daughter's costume was sort of like a zombie. So here's a scrapbook page that I did with the new DSP in the Mini Catalog called Pick Your Poison.

I really like this paper. It's full of details and elements so you don't even need to have stamps to make an awesome page.

Here's some shots of the other pages.

Don't forget that all Stampin' Up! Designer Paper is double sided so you get even more for your money.

Here's some random pictures that my girls took when I wasn't around. LOL.

I want to say a big Thank You to Ann and Cori who had workshops for me this week. Below is the card I did at those workshops.

I really love how the shaving cream technique turned out. The colors I used in this card were Soft Suede, Pool Party and Lucky Limade.
After putting the card together I used the Smooch Spritz Vanilla Shimmer all over it. You can find that on page 203, 118772, $4.95.

If you want to schedule a private class, workshop or party let me know. I'd love to teach you and your friends how to make beautiful cards, scrapbook pages, boxes and decor.

In case you don't know, I'm having a Christmas party just for my hostesses and downline. Sign up or host a party to get an invitation. You don't want to miss out on the fun, food and crafting I have planned for my very special customers.

Have a fun and safe Halloween.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Free Big Shot ends soon!

Okay stampers. This is a great deal that Stampin' Up! is offering. I would hate for you to miss out on it because of not knowing about it. So here's all the details:

You pay $175 +tax and get:

4 stamp sets of your choice
4 ink pads of your choice
2 packs of cardstock of your choice
1 pack of Designer Series Paper of your choice
1 punch of your choice
stamp and scrub
stamp and mist
Embossing folder of your choice
ribbon of your choice
clear block
wheel handle
Stampin around wheel of your choice
versamark pad
color coach
re inker of your choice
Wheel Ink Cartridge
2 markers of your choice
blender pen

All this is valued at $340. Then the FREE part comes in. You get a free Big Shot worth $99. Or you can pick out $100 worth of Stampin' Up! Product that you want. Shipping is free on all of this too.

Does this sound like a deal to you? I hope you really think about joining my team. We have a lot of fun and you can even make money doing what you love.

Visit my website to sign up online or call me today and I'll help you get your free Big Shot.

Next team meeting is November 14th. I'll have a special prize for all my new turtles so you don't want to miss it!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Halloween mask

Here's the mask I decorated for the Halloween party I went to last week.

I bought the black mask and then got creative with our punches, dies, waffle paper, brads and shimmer paint.

Here's a close up of the sides:

Spider charm is so spooky!

I love the tiny silver brads. Oh and the rhinestones.

I put most of the items on with a glue gun. Some punches are retired but you can get the bat punch on the clearance rack. So Ho Blossoms is the punch I used to make the little flowers. I also embossed the butterflies with out spider web embossing folder. Love that!

I think I had more fun making the mask than wearing it. LOL.  (The party was so much fun though!) I really like this time of year. :)

Happy creating!

Friday, October 21, 2011

It's great being a demo

I really love my job. In fact it's not really a job. It's my hobby but I can make some extra money doing it. This week was a busy week so I spent a lot of time with my girls and my husband. My girls take karate, dance and Girl Scouts. (I'm their leader). My husband likes to have clean laundry and a nice looking house. I try my best to do those things. Hee hee. I have pets too and I'm involved with my church. Doing all this I have to say that my business is really a part time business. I work on it when I can. Sometimes laundry isn't put away but really, clean and laying on the bed is good enough if you ask me. :)

So this week I designed a cute Halloween banner (during my free time) for my Mystery Hostess club using the new pennants die. It's so easy to make that I may start making them for every occasion. With the Big Shot and a few dies you can make lots of home decor items for less than buying it in the store. Plus you get the satisfaction of making it yourself.

This month you can get the Big Shot for FREE when you sign up for the starter kit. If you already have the Big Shot you can pick out $100 worth of current Stampin' Up! products.

Above is the banner Angela made. I like how hers turned out since she used different papers from the Pick Your Poison pack than I did.

With all that's going on in my life I have not been able to send out cards yet to friends and family. I was pleasantly surprised though when I opened my own mailbox. 

Angela made this cute Halloween card below.


And Becky made this Spooky card. I love the fancy fold she did.

Being a demonstrator is great all by it self but the small, unexpected perks of the job really makes it the best job in the world. I love getting surprises in the mail from my creative friends. They are so incredibly talented!

I want to thank all of my stamping friends for inspiring me with the projects they share with me and for the lives that they touch through stamping.

I am so pleased to let you know that I am adding to my Stampin' Up! family today. :) Her name is Diane and I'm glad to have her join my team. She's so excited about getting the Big Shot for free. I'm so excited for how this will help her increase her own circle of friends. My team is awesome and I love that we all help each other out. I'm a lucky lady indeed.

God bless!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Spoiled Rotten

I've been so busy lately that I haven't had a chance to download pictures from Regionals. So today I took some time to update my blog and show you how spoiled I feel. Stampin' Up! really knows how to put on an event.

First I will tell you that I enjoyed my time on stage doing the shaving cream technique for everyone. It seemed to go well and everyone loved the results of the technique. I loved watching the other two demos that also presented. Really great ideas from them. One was a pop up card and the other was cute little bags made with our packing paper. How awesome is that? I'm always trying to find a use for it instead of throwing it away.

Here's the goodie bag I brought home from Regionals.

(It's stuffed with goodies. Want to see???)

These were the swaps I got. I made a few 3D swaps and 3 card swaps. Woo hoo! I know. So many huh? LOL.

Here's the card that Shannon West gave me for doing the presentation.

It's so pretty and elegant. I asked her how she made the top part of the card. It's actually a background stamp. Parlor Prints on page 150 in the Big Book. I also can pick out any stamp set I want for free. Woo hoo!

Here's pictures of the make n takes that we did.

I really liked this set. It's from the mini catalog and I didn't realize all the amazing things you can do with it. It's called You Are Loved. Such a sweet name. :)

Everytime you go to a Stampin' Up! event there are door prizes. Many ladies won the stamp set Gift Givers from the mini catalog. One of my turtles won something too. But the amazing thing was that Stampin' Up! gave away two products to EVERYONE! Wow!

Here's what everyone got:

I love this card holder. It organizes your cards and you can decorate it to go with your craft room, living room, bedroom or where ever. Even your kitchen and you could put recipe cards in it. How cool!

The Thanksgiving book is really sweet too. I still need to decorate mine. They showed us how you can use craft reinkers to "paint" the cover. No paper cuting involved.

I guess that's all for now. I'm looking forward to my club meeting tonight. Woo hoo!

Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Birmingham Regional

Here are the projects that I made for the Birmingham Regional. I was asked by Stampin' Up! to design 3-4 projects and to do a 5 minute presentation/demonstration of a WOW technique. So I did the shaving cream technique.

When I get back I'll let you know how I did. Until then have a great day!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Goodbye Steve Jobs

The sad news about Steve Jobs yesterday brought back memories of my mother-in-law's battle against Pancreatic cancer. She fought bravely against this disease but it was too much for her. Watching her suffer was the worst part.

My heart goes out to Steve's family who are dealing with the loss of a brilliant man.

When we told Amanda about Steve Jobs dying and how computers used to be the size of a house and that this man helped to design smaller, faster computers and even the iPhone that mommy uses she wanted to know how he died. We told her the same way grandma died. She said, "I hate cancer!" I agree.

May God hold us all in His arms.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Stazon or basic black

Okay stampers, here's my post about comparing Stazon Ink with Stampin' Up! Basic Black Ink. We'll be using the stamp set Wicked Cool since it has solid images to use.

As you can see in the pictures the Stazon has a much darker image. The ink covers completely without faded spots. So now you might be asking yourself, "Why would I ever buy the Stampin' Up! ink pad."

Here's one reason. Sponging.

I like this ink for sponging because the Stazon Ink seems a little sticky and I don't think it's as easy to work with for sponging.

Here's a card I made in about 10 minutes or less.

I used some ribbon, glimmer brads and Pick your Poison DSP. Simple and yet spooky enough to send to a friend.

Have you heard the news yet? Stampin' Up! is offering a free Big Shot to everyone that joins Stampin' Up! this month. What a Spooktacular Idea! Contact me for more details or visit my website.

Happy Stampin'!
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