Saturday, August 30, 2008

Keeping it Simple Saturday

I didn't have anything ready to show you today so I made a quick trip to the stamp room. I used all the colors and paper that I had on my desk from last night's class and added the Say it With Scallops stamp set. I made this one in about 5 minutes and that includes the design time. Even though it is very simple, anyone would love to get this one in the mail!

Stamps: Say it with Scallops
Paper: Urban Garden DSP, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Not quite Navy
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy
Other: Square Scallop Punch, 1/2 inch circle punch, Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon

Friday, August 29, 2008

Festive Friday

Happy Friday!!! I am teaching a class tonight and have spent the day preparing for that. So not much time for stamping. But I did make this simple Christmas card last week. It is a 3x6 card which is one of my very favorite sized cards. It fits perfectly in Stampin' Up's small open end envelopes. This would be a very simple card to replicate for your holiday cards. If yo would like to order the supplies, email me ( and I will include instructions and demensions for the card with your order.
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Holidays and Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink: Old Olive
Other: Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wild About New DSP!!!!

Sorry I have been such a bad blogger this week. I have been keeping busy preparing for a funraiser at the Phoenix Children's Hospital.

I made this little 6x6 page this afternoon. I think I may demo this page at the Creating Keepsakes onvention in Phoenix in 2 weeks!!! That yummy striped DSP is from the brand new Washington Apple pack.

Stamps: Wild About You
Paper: Washington Apple DSP, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Bashful Blue
Other" Kiwi Kiss Striped Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Puppy Graduate!

Our puppies, Cooper and Candee, are now 4 1/2 months old. They have been a fabulous addition to our large family! The kids adore them and my hubby is in love!!! Cooper has been in puppy class at Petsmart for the past 2 months. He graduated a couple weeks ago. Isn't he cute with his graduation cap on?!

I decided to make his teacher, Susan, and her dog, Maggie, a little gift from Cooper. So I put some doggie treats in a glass jar (from Ikea) and made a tag for it. I also made a matching card. But here is your warning.....these stamps are not Stampin' Up! I NEEDED a doggie set and so I got this set by Hero Arts at a scrapbook store. It is clear and I am not a big fan because the quality of the images is not as good as with rubber stamps. But Susan and Maggie liked their gift and that is all that mattered!

I have been going to town making things in my scrapbook room this week. I am getting ready for a fundraiser for a local Children's Hopital. I will show you what I have been making when I get a chance to take some pictures!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Scrapbook Club Layout

I had the pleasure of getting together with my scrapbook club today! I always enjoy scrapping with these ladies. Many of them have been in clubs with me for the past year and a half and we have formed a friendship.

They each got to make this two page layout using lots of new stuff from the catty. They loved the page. And so do I!

Do you love the clouds in the sky? I made those with a sponge, Baja Breeze ink and a scrap punched with the scallop circle punch as a mask. I love the way it turned out.

I also love the flowers. I inked the entire stamp with Baja Breeze and then used a sponge dauber to add some Not Quite Navy to the tops of the flowers.

The title "You" was made with the Go Go Boots alphabet and my Big Shot!! My customers will be able to start ordering these on September 2nd!!! Everyone at club today loved it!!!

Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Flight of the Butterfly
Paper: Urban Garden DSP, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray
Ink: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Scallop Punch, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Go Go Boots Alphabte Die, Sponge, Sponge Dauber, Baja Breeze Striped Ribbon

Saturday, August 23, 2008

An Easy Hand-Made Gift

My DH just found out this morning that his grandmother was in the hospital. She has been dealing with breast cancer for the past couple of months but this time she was in the hospital because of a tear in her intestine. She sounded sad on the phone so we decided to pack the kids up and take them to Tucson (about an hour drive) to visit. I only had a few minutes- but I knew that I wanted to make something to cheer her up And I remembered this awesome (and simple) tutorial from Dannie Graves.

So here is my Notecard Folder using the Bella Rose DSP, Kiwi Kiss, and Riding Hood Red Cardstock, and my Pretties kit!

Yum! Don't you love the new Kiwi Kiss striped ribbon?!
This is what it looks like after you untie the ribbon and open the folder. Inside, I have post-card type cards and some envelopes.

You could embellish these more- but my time was limited. It took about 10 minutes to complete the entire project!!!

I will be making more of these!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Good things come in small packages!

Sorry I was MIA yesterday. I actually thought I had already posted!!! The ink must be getting to my brain!!

I can't stop using my Big Shot. Every little piece of paper I can find is getting rolled throught that thing! I LOVE it!!! Check out this little envelope that I made with the new Baja Breeze and the Urban Garden DSP. I had to add some Satin Kiwi Kiss ribon because it is sooo yummy!!

The butterfly is from a new set called Flight of the Butterfly. It was one of the free sets that demos got at convention.
When you push the belly band down, the envelope opens. Aren't those scallops adorable?! And the die cut machine didi it all for me!!! Even the scoring!

Inside I added a lttle card.

I think that this would be so cute on a gift bag or wrapped package! I can't wait to make a bunch of them to put on my holoiday gifts!

I just wanted to post a congrats to one the sweet gals in my downline, Kati Kimball. She gave birth to twin girls two days ago. They are both over 6 pounds and everyone is doing great!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Upsy Daisy Card Class

Are you ready to see my class projects for my first class from the new catalog?! My UPS order came yesterday afternoon (right before the kids came home) and I got right to work on this project!

Class participants will be making a box and four standard sized cards to go in the box using the new in colors, new DSP, new satin ribbon, and new stamps!!

You will make 2 of each of these cards.

Aren't they pretty. This new style watch is one of my very favorites!!!!

Class Info:
When: Friday, August 29th @ 7PM
Where: My Home
Fee: $15
Email me to RSVP. I only have a couple seats left!!!

Class by mail:
You will receive instructions and pre-stamped pieces to make all the projects! The only thing you will need is adhesive!
Fee: $25 (which includes shipping anywhere in the U.S.)
ETA: This class is no longer available! Thanks for the great response!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

MORE Summer Fun!!!

Here are more of the pages that I scrapped over the weekend!
I added a Build a Brad to the center of the flower on this one!

That is my dad in the cocunut bra and my hubby in the grass skirt! I had to scrap these pics so that I had a reason to post them on my blog again!!! Isn't my dad silly? If you have been reading my blog long then you know that is not the first time I have used "Goofy Stuff" as a title for a page about him! I used the stamp from the set "Smarty Pants" and it says "You are never to old to do Goofy Stuff."

My order from the new catalog is scheduled to arrive today!!! In fact it has been "out for delivery for 2 hours and 12 minutes. So if you see a crazy lady chasing a UPS truck today- then wave! It's probably me!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Summer Fun Scrappin'

After a long and busy weekend playing with the kids, I was in need of some "mommy time." So I gave my hubby the puppy dog look, batted my eyes, and asked in my sweetest voice if he could watch the kids last night so I could scrap. And it worked!!! BEWARE! The puppy dog look does not work on all husbands so use at your own risk. And don't hate me because it works on my hubby!!!

Anyway- I managed to get 8 pages scrapped in a couple hours!! I used the Summer Fun Simply Scrappin' kit for 7 of those pages. Those kits make it so easy to scrap quickly!! The Summer Fun kit did just retire with the last catalog. But the good news is that the new catalog has the exact some kit with slightly different colors. It is called the Pina Colada Simply Scrappin' Kit. Mine will be here tomorrow!!!

I decided to scrap some pics from the girls' birthday party from last month. And I am happy to report that I am done scrapping the party!!! I used about half the Simply Scrappin kit and some white thickers from American Crafts and a little bit of striped ribbon. (I can't wait to get my big shot so I can start cutting out my own letters with chipboard and other mediums!!!)

I did a 2 page layout!!! I get asked for these a lot and it is not my normal style- but it worked great for getting a lot of the pool pictures on one layout!

I will have several more party layouts for you tomorrow!!!
Happy Stampin'!

Some kid pics from the weekend!!!

I am still having a love affair with my new camera! And I think that my family is getting sick of it! But that doesn't stop me. I'll just have to find someone else's kids to take pictures of!!! But, first, here are a few pics of my kids from the weekend!

Here is Makenzie playing at the mall play area. It isooo hot out that we had to go to the mall to stay cool!

And here is Danika with dinner all over her face!

And - Kyler. He would not smile! I love the ice cream on his lips!!!

And here are the three "big" kids outside the movie theater yesterday afternoon. Yes- I took my camera to the movie! And I took LOTS of pics!

I will have to post some pics of Laynee tomorrow. I didn't realize that I hadn't uploaded any pics of her today.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Simple Saturday

I have another super simple card to share with you today!! I CASED it straight from the catalog!!!

The flower stamp is from another set that we got for free at convention! I am loving the set!!!
Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Sincere Salutations
Paper: Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive
Other: Tangerine Ribbon, Old Olive, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie and Really Rust Markers

Friday, August 15, 2008

Auntie Jamie!

I have to share a little bit of personal news! My brother just called to tell me that I am going to be an aunt for the first time!!!! The baby is due this spring! I sure do LOVE babies!!!

Festive Friday!

I hae another Christmas card for you this week. I cannot wait for my Bigshot to come! I have some holiday 3d projects in mind!!!

This card is very simple and easy to replicate over and over!
Would you like to make these for your own Christmas cards? I put all the product that you will need to make 80 of these cards into a kit! The kit is $89 plus shipping and tax and will be delivered right to your door in plenty of time to make your own holiday cards.

Here is what is included in the kit:
Big on Christmas Stamp Set (has three different images like the one sued on this card)
Brand NEW scallop edge punch
12x12 Real Red Cardstock
12x12 Bashful Blue Cardstock
8 1/2x 11 Whisper White Cardstock
Basic Black Ink
Bashful Blue Marker
Real Red Marker
Basic Black Marker
Old Olive Marker
Pumpkin Pie Marker
White Teffeta Ribbon
Typed instructions to help put the cards together

That is a lot of product!!! Don't need 80 holiday cards? How about splitting the kit with a friend and enjoying an evening together making cards?!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

You...Make Me Smile

Here is the scrapbook page that we all got to make at Stampin' Up! convention.

Aren't you just in love with the new flower fusion already?!!! And the chipboard title is so my style! And how about the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set?! It is one of the four FREE sets that I brought home from convention with me! Going to convention is one of my very favorite parts about being a demonstrator!

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Paper: Rose Red, Old Olive, More Mustard, Baja Breeze
Ink: White Craft, Old Olive, Versamark
Other: Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Rose Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Flower Fusion Too, On Board Loads of Letters, White Gel Pen, Scallop Punch

Finished Size: 8x8 (The perfect size for our new chipboard album!!)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Stamping Simply!

I have not been getting nearly as much stamping in lately as I would like to. So I made a pact with myself that I would complete a few projects today (including some much needed scrapping). So first thing this morning (even before my breakfast and shower) I made this simple 3x6 card.

I just love this size for a card! I was able to use some scraps of DSP! And the only part that took very long was waiting for the ribbon to dry! Don't forget that simple can be beautiful!!!


Stamps: Fresh Cuts

Paper: Bella Rose DSP, Pretty in Pink

Ink: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss

Other: White Taffeta Ribbon, White Gel Pen, Scallop Punch, Sponge Dauber

If you do not already have a Stampin' Up demonstrator and would like to learn how to make this card- email me to book a workshop for you and your friends!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Stamps on ebay

I am selling a lot of my retired stamps in my ebay store. Check it out if you are interested. I will be putting more up this afternoon as well.

Monday, August 11, 2008

First Day of Preschool and some Bella Rose

I just found this picture on my new camera!That's my Makenzie!!!!

Today was the kid's first day of pre-school. So, of course, I had to take pictures before they left!

Now some stamping! This card uses a lot of new product that you can purchase starting today.

I cut the rose out of the Bella Rose Then I added some 2 way glue with Dazzling Diamonds to add some bling. I also dyed the ribbon with the Kiwi Kiss ink. And I used my scallop punch to make my own rickrack out of paper.
Stamps: NONE!
Paper: Bella Rose DSP, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss
Other: White Taffeta Ribbon, 2 way glue, Dazzling Diamonds, scallop punch