Thursday, September 27, 2012

Some Great Raffle Gifts

I am on my way to my daughter's home today to help her out today with baby Carter.  She needs some time to run errands and perhaps a bit of a nap.  So I am going over today so she can get some things done.  So today's post will be short.

I am posting pictures of some more of the great raffle gifts that my fellow demonstrators came up with.  Unfortunately I can not give people credit for what they made because we did not put our names on what we made.  Enjoy the day!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Storybook Friend

Here is another Make & Take from Pennie's Get Together.  I love this set because it reminds me of my reading book series when I was in elementary school.  You know the one if you have been out of school for a while.  It is the book that had Dick, Jane, Puff and Spot in it.  The stamps remind me of the pictures in those books.  The stamp set has a nostalgic feel to it. 

The supplies that were used for this card were:

STAMP SET:  Storybook Friends
PAPER:  Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, So Saffron, Storytime DSP
INK:  Black Staz-On
ACCESSORIES:  Designer Ribbon Slide (Holiday Catalog), Modern Label Punch,  1/4" Stitched Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Wonder Crayons, Blender Pens

This is a simple card but a great one to give your child's teacher, a friend who is a teacher, or just to a good friend.  This is a very versatile set if you look at all the other pieces in the set.  There are other cute little animals that go along with this little guy.  There is a single stamp which co-ordinates with this set called "Life Shared".  All in all,  this was one of the sets that I when I first saw the catalog I felt I had to have.  I already have bought the MDS collection of this.  

My daughter is coming over today to visit and to go to a dentist appointment near our home.  So I get to babysit the youngest of my grandsons today.  I am so excited that I will get to spend some alone time with him today.  This is the first time I will get to do that since he is only 1 week old.  I plan to cherish the time together today.  Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A More Manly Card

I always find it is so difficult to come up with cards that can be used for a male.  I can easily come up with floral cards, kid cards, baby cards, and holiday cards.  but the manly cards stump me.  But Pennie came up with this card on Saturday for a Make & Take and I think everyone probably went home and ordered this set.  This card is so easy and perfect for that young man or adult male in your household who loves the outdoors.  Another simple card that uses very few colors but the flames of the fire really make this card pop.

The supplies that we used for this card were:

STAMP SET: The Great Outdoors
PAPER:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Natural Specialty Designer Paper
INK:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie
ACCESSORIES:  Scissors, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals , 3" Circle Die, 3-1/2" Circle Die, Big Shot, Linen Thread

This card comes with a little surprise.  The front of the cad is not a complete piece.  I think it is adorable!  Pennie came up with another sure hit!  As you can tell, I am still excited about our Saturday Event.  Enjoy your day!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Animal Talk

This is such a cute and easy card to make.  Because there were so many people at this event and you are trying to do 6 Make & Takes, they have to be quick, easy, and they have to catch your eye.  This card certainly does that!  This card uses the "ANIMAL TALK" stamp set.  This is another set that has a lot of versatility.  It contains a bird, frog, dog, cat and various animal related sentiments.  The supplies that we used for this card were: 

STAMP SET:  Animal Talk
PAPER:  Gumball Green, Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Whisper White
INK:  Gumball Green
ACCESSORIES:  Mini Silver Brads, Modern Label Punch, Apothecary Label Framelits, Chevron Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Marina Mist Scallop Polka Dot Ribbon

If you children or friends who are animal lovers then this is a great set for you.  Another busy day ahead.  Hopefully I will be able to spend some time on some Halloween projects.  Enjoy the day!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Moving Forward

Stampin' Up is a company that gives back to it's community and other important causes.  Ronald McDonald House is one of the charities that SU is involved with.  For the past few years, SU has created a stamp set to help raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  For every RMHC stamp set that is sold, Stampin' Up donates $3.  This year's stamp set is "MOVING FORWARD".  

Yesterday at Pennie's Event, we created 6 Make & Takes.  This card used the stamp set "MOVING FORWARD".  Here are the supplies used in creating this card:

STAMP SET:  Moving Forward
PAPER:  Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
INK:  Calypso Coral, Pool Party
ACCESSORIES:  Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon, Scissors, Dimensionls

What a cute card!  It is perfect for a child or that friend who loves boats.  There are so many different cards that you can make with this set,  It s very versatile.  I will post another card that we made at the meeting tomorrow.  Enjoy the day!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

It's a Rubber Dubber Day!

I am home after a FANTASTIC day!  Pennie is my upline and she has taken us under her wing and we appreciate it.  Pennie's group is named the "Rubber Dubbers"  She invited her 5 levels of downlines and 80 people came from all over for her Upline meeting.  It was wonderful!  People who attended the event today came form all over.  She held the meeting at my church which is in North east Pennsylvania.  someone flew in from Florida!  I think she came the furtherest except for Pennie who now lives in Washington State.  People from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York State, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia and of course Pennsylvania were there.  It was so good to see old friends and of course make new ones.  It was like a mini convention.

There were a lot of people who gave 3 minute demonstrations.  It was very informative.  We also bring gifts for exchange.  I am posting a few of the items that some of the attendees made.

Tomorrow I will post one of the Make and Takes that we made.  I am still very excited  about everything that went on today.  There were so many ideas.  A day like this really rejuvenates you.  Enjoy the rest of day!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Holiday Stamp A Stack Card -3

A beautiful day here today!  It is starting to feel like Fall and I love it!  I do not have the boys today but I am going to visit the new little man in my life...Carter today.  So I have a lot of running to do this morning because I wan to make 2 meals for the new family before I go over.  So here is another quick post.  

This is another one of the cards that we made last weekend at the September Stamp A Stack.  It took longer to make than what I thought it would.  I like this card but I wish I would have made it simpler.  The supplies used for this were:

STAMP SET:  Evergreen
PAPER:  Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Vellum, Champagne Glimmer
INK:  Always Artichoke, Versamark
ACCESSORIES:  Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Gold Embossing Powder, Large Scallop Edgelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Holiday Collection Framelits, Heating Tools, Glue Dots, Sticky Strip

I really like this card but it was more labor intensive than it should be for a Stamp A Stack.  Gotta go.  I have a lot to do before I get to see my newest grandbaby.  Enjoy the day!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Another September Stamp A Stack Card

A very quick post today.  I am running late and the boys will be here soon for me to watch.  Today's card was so simple but so cute!  The Rhinestone Jewels that we used were made Red by using a Sharpie marker.  So simple to do and boy do they make an impact on this card.

The supplies that I used on this card were:

STAMP SET: Joyous Celebrations
PAPER:  Whisper White, Gumball Green Core'dinations
INK:  Real Red, Gumball Green
ACCESSORIES:  Lacy Brocade. Embossing Folder, Big Shot, 1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels, Red Sharpie Marker (non SU)

This card does not use a ton of supplies and the red rhinestones really make this card pop.  Anybody would love to receive this card.  This is the perfect card to make if you are making a lot of cards at one time.  

I am off to do my Grandma duties today.  Enjoy the day!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Grandma Again!

I had all intensions on posting early today but something happened that got me off track.  I received a text at 5 this morning to tell me that my oldest daughter was at the hospital ready to give birth.  But the baby had other plans and decided to wait until late afternoon to make his entrance so all day I was distracted waiting to run to the hospital after he was born.  

I just got back from the hospital so I thought I would post a quick photo of him.  He was only 3 hours old when the photos were taken.

I think I can relax now.  Both daughters have had their babies now and they are fine.  What a wonderful day!  Enjoy yours!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Holiday Stamp A Stack Card

It is that time of year again when Susan I plan events to help you get ready early for the Holidays. We hold 4 Holiday Stamp A Stack events.  That is where you have the opportunity to get a jump start on your Holiday card making.  We have them 4 consecutive months so that when done you have all the cards you need finished.  This weekend we are hosting the second session in the series of four.  This is one of the cards that we will be making.  At convention I saw a card that used on White and silver and I thought it was just so elegant.  I could not wait to come home and try it out.  The supplies that I used for this card were:

STAMP SET:  Star Tree
PAPER:  Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
INK:  Versamark
ACCESSORIES:  Lacey Brocade Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Silver Embossing Powder, Heating Tool

How simple is that!  Although it does not use a lot of supplies, I think it is extremely elegant and gives the feeling of serenity.  This is a card everyone would love to receive.  

This is not the best picture of this card but I had already cropped the picture for our flyer and my friend borrowed the cards so I was unable to get a better picture of it.  Well Emmett will be here in a few minutes and my Grandma duties will be starting.  Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

September Technique Class- Card 3

This is the third card we will be making this month.  I CASE'd this from Dawn Griffith.  I just fell in love with this card.  This is a TRI FOLD CARD with peek windows!.  The little openings is what really makes this card.

The supplies that I used for this card are:

STAMP SETS:  Spooky Bingo Bits, Wicked Cool
PAPER: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Basic Black, Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP
INK:  Basic Black, Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie
ACCESSORIES:  Rhinestone Jewels, Orange Sharpie (non SU), 1/8" Black Taffeta Ribbon, 1-3/8: Square Punch, 1-1/4" Square Punch, Oval Punch, Modern Label Punch, Dimensionals

If you wish to attend one of my Technique Classes this month, her are the dates and times:

Tuesday, September 18 @ 9:15-11:45 AM
Wednesday, September 19 @ 7-9:30 PM
Saturday, September 29 @ 9- 11:30 AM

Cost is $10 or $5 if $25 worth of product is purchased.  If interested in attending , please contact me.

If you notice, I colored the Rhinestone Jewels orange with a sharpie.  I think adding the colored jewels spices this card up.  Sometimes it is just the smallest of embellishments that can add so much to a card. This post is very short today because I have both grandsons today and it is hard to be able to concentrate on what I am trying to write.  Enjoy the day

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September Technique Class- Card 2

While I have a chance I will try to get this card posted while the baby is sleeping. The baby was sick yesterday with a fever which he has had for 3 days.  I took him to the Dr. and they said it was a virus.  But when a baby is sick,  all you want to do is hold them and give them lots of love until they feel better.  

But anyway...this is the second card that we will be making in Technique Class.  This is a POP SLIDER CARD and it is such an easy card to make but boy will it make the recipient smile.

The supplies that I used for this card were:

STAMP  SETS:  Wicked Cool, Googly Ghouls, Delightful Dozen
PAPER:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
INK:  Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
ACCESSORIES:  Cutting and Scoring Tool, 1/2" Black Scallop Dots Ribbon, 1" Cicle Punch, Sticky Strip, Black Embossing Powder, Heating Tool, Googlie Eyes, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals

I think this is such a cute card that anyone would enjoy getting.  I think it is so neat how you get to see the sentiment on the inside of the card.

If you wish to attend one of my Technique Classes this month, her are the dates and times:

Tuesday, September 18 @ 9:15-11:45 AM
Wednesday, September 19 @ 7-9:30 PM
Saturday, September 29 @ 9- 11:30 AM

Cost is $10 or $5 if $25 worth of product is purchased.  If interested in attending , please contact me.

Emmett will be here soon.  I hope he is feeling better today.  While he is napping, I am going to try to finish samples for a stamp camp I am planning.  It is supposed to be another beautiful day.  Enjoy your day!

Monday, September 10, 2012

September Technique Class- Card 1

This month I am trying to be extremely organized and prepared because my oldest daughter could give birth any day now.  I need to have everything cut and ready.  So if I have to go to the hospital,  everything I need for my classes and other events are ready.  This month's class's theme is Fall/Halloween.  I love Fall because of the colors.  This is one of the cards that we will be making.  This card is a Box Card.  When you see the inside of the card you will understand why.

The supplies that I used for this card were:

STAMP SET:  Petite Pairs
PAPER:  Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, More Mustard, Old Olive DSP
INK:  Soft Suede, Early Espresso, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Old Olive
ACCESSORIES:  Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Big Shot, 1/1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Scoring Tool, Sticky Strip

I like the idea of this card.  I think it is cool that you can set it up and it is three dimensional.  I love the Peek Hole where you can view the sentiment on the inside of the card.  

If you wish to attend one of my Technique Classes this month, her are the dates and times:

Tuesday, September 18 @ 9:15-11:45 AM
Wednesday, September 19 @ 7-9:30 PM
Saturday, September 29 @ 9- 11:30 AM

Cost is $10 or $5 if $25 worth of product is purchased.  If interested in attending , please contact me.

Well, another day of babysitting the boys.  It is supposed to be a beautiful day here today.  Maybe we will go to the playground today since it will be so nice.  Enjoy the day!

Monday, September 3, 2012

A Swap Card for Pennie

   This month my Upline Pennie is flying into Pennsylvania to hold an event.  She is holding it for her 5 downline levels.  There will be SU demos coming from New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania.  I can not wait!  It will be great to see people that I only get to see at Leadership, convention or from Pennie's events.  It is a day long event and we will be swapping ideas as well as cards.
    This is the card I came up with for the swap session.  There is a lot going on and there is some very subtle things going on.  I used the Googlie Eyes from the Holiday Catalog on the word spooky.  If you look very closely at the Black card back, you will see spider webs which I embossed using clear embossing powder.  On the sentiment there is also a spider's web stamped with Basic Gray and the sentiment is stamped over top using Rich Razzleberry.  The supplies that I used for this card were:

STAMP SET:  Wicked Cool
PAPER:  Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
INK: Rich Razzleberry,  Versamark
ACCESSORIES:  Googlie Eyes, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Lace Brocade, Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade, and Rich Razzleberry Markers

This stamp set has been my favorite Halloween Stamp Set since it was in the catalog.  It is my go to set when I need inspiration for a Halloween card.  I hope the girls will like it at the get together.  I do not have any grandchildren to watch today so I will be working on my stamping all day. Have a great Labor Day!  Enjoy the day!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Stampin' Up has a great new promotion for September.  Check it out!

Promotion Details: While the kids are heading back to school, Stampin' Up! is going back to 'spool'! For the month of September, get a FREE package of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon-an $8.95 value-for every $40 you spend!
Choose from the following ribbons:

Retail Value
Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95
Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95
Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95
Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95
Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95

If you need more information or wish to place an order, contact me or my online store.