Sunday, January 22, 2012

Stamp Camps announced

Come on out for a great night out while we have a blast chatting, laughing and stamping! Here's te info!

Valentine's Day & S-A-B Stamp Camp:

Come out and make 5 love Themed projects and use some of the great S-A-B products!!!

When: Monday, January 30th from 6-9 p m
Where: Woodbridge, VA
Cost: $15 prepayment (at the time of your RSVP to save your space) *this fee is not refundable, but in the case that you cannot attend, I will get the supplies to you.*
What to bring: IF YOU HAVE IT...please bring adhesive & scissors to speed the process up. If you don't have it, DON'T WORRY!!! I will have some available.
Please RSVP by THIS THURS, Jan 26th!

"Stamp a Stack for all year" Stamp Camp:

This is a "Big" card camp! You will come and make 15 for $25!!! You will be all set for the year when those "opps, I really need a card NOW" moments occur!!!

Here's what you will be making:

*3 bday cards (1 child, 1 masculine, 1 "anyone")
*2 Love cards
*2 Sympathy cards
* 2 Thank you cards
*2 Floral anytime cards (blank sentiment)
*2 Baby cards (gender neutral)
*2 any occasion cards

When: Monday, February 20th from 5-9 p m
Where: Woodbridge, VA
Cost: $25 prepayment (at the time of your RSVP to save your space) *this fee is not refundable, but in the case that you cannot attend, I will get the supplies to you.*
What to bring: Please bring adhesive, refills & scissors to speed the process up.
Please RSVP by Feb 6th!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Fall!

Hi stampers,

Happy Fall! As usual, I have been so busy and have neglected my blog...this should really be a permanent "header" for my blog!! Elle started Kindergarten and I went back to teaching preschool 5 days a week! It has COMPLETELY changed our family's schedule! We are getting into the new routine of work and school, but WOW; what a big change in our life!!! Elle LOVES school and I have the cutest preschool classes and life is good...just VERY busy!'s a quick picture of Elle on her 1st day of Kindergarten and then BACK TO STAMPING!!!

I wanted to share with you some of the projects that we made at my Fall / Halloween stamp camp on Monday. We had a nice time stamping and I am looking forward to our next stamp camp in November! If you want to stamp with us, contact me! I'd love to stamp with ya'!

Here is an overview of the projects that my stampers made~cute stuff huh!! ;o) I will focus on one project a day for the next 4 days~ hopefully I can stick to that commitment! ;o)

One of my favorite cards was the Fall card. I totally CASED this card layout from Ilina Crouse. I absolutely loved her card. I changed a few things to put my spin on it. Pretty huh!?! I am really loving the "Hand-Penned Holidays" and the "Gently Falling" stamp sets from the mini~ they are gorgeous!

Don't forget, you can order the supplies to make any of these projects 24-7 on my site! Just click here!

Happy stamping, I'll "see" you tomorrow~

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

6 years old!

Welp, it happened! My baby is now SIX years old!!! I'm not sure WHEN it happened...the past 6 years have FLOWN BY!

Here is the birthday girl at the American Girl store! She was in hog Heaven!!! We had so much fun! Don't worry...I am not forgetting that this is a Stamping blog...I just had to share a picture of my little lady too!!! ;o)

So, after thinking and thinking (and thinking!) about what in the world I could make out of the fun paint splattered paper that Elle had so much fun is a picture of the invitations I came up with for her "Art Party!" I think they turned out creative and cute~ I wish I would have done more with the outside of the box, but everything I tried I just wasn't "feeling" so I decided to keep it simple!
(click on the pictures to make bigger to see the details)

A simple box that once they are opened have all of the party details and a surprise for the recipient too!

The only "bad" thing about the invitation is that they had to be hand delivered. But this turned out to be a lot of fun...Elle loved handing them to her friends! She was so excited and was proud to tell them that she painted them~ too cute!

Thanks for looking! Don't forget about the Designer Paper Sale going on right now with Stampin' Up! Click here for more details! Happy stamping!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Summer Crafts

Hi stampers!
I have had a fantastic day crafting with my almost 6 year old! We are in the midst of planning her 6th bday party and I am so excited!!! (those of you who know me well, know that I LOVE LOVE LOVE to plan a party!!) She has wanted a "fairy garden party" for almost a year now, ever since she went to a FABULOUS Fairy Garden Party at her friends house. (Hi Jennifer & Noelle!) And while I thought it was a great idea, I was nervous because A)I couldn't come close to throwing a great party like Noelle's and B) I didn't know how to incorporate boys into a fairy party, and we want to invite a few friends that have sons!!! So...I have been throwing other ideas at her for a few months, and to my (pleasant) surprise...she FINALLY loved one of my ideas...An Art Party!!! YIPPIE!!! Elle LOVES arts & crafts so I thought it would be a great idea and then we can incorporate EVERYONE!! ;o) Although, she did make me promise her that one of the crafts would be "fairy wings or something fairyish!" She is now calling it her "Fairy Garden Art Party!" haha!! I guess you can say we are learning to compromise! ;o)

So...Elle wanted to help me make her invitations!! MY DREAM COME TRUE...card making with my daughter!!!! It was another ridiculously hot day, and then we had a huge storm (thank goodness!!) so today was the day to stay in and make some invitations! We are not finished, but I wanted to share the "Sneak Peak" Elle had SO much fun splatter painting and she did it ALL by herself! 100%! She is so proud of herself. They turned out great. Now...I am turning these beautiful paintings into her invitations...not sure how or what...but I will be sure to post it when I do!

I love the look of concentration she has! She really enjoyed splattering the paint!

Tada! She made 20 of these! She was very busy today!

Hope you are enjoying your Summer Days! Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Summer Fun List!

Hi stampers!

Today isn't really about stamping...although it COULD be!! Afterall, what is more Fun than stamping?!?! hehe! Before Summer started, my lovely family of 3 sat down and made our "Summer Fun List 2011!" But, since I am such a bad blogger, I never posted it!! Today, one of my favorite bloggers, PWCMoms, (Prince William Co is where I live and she always has tons of fun events that are going on in town to do with your family!!) posted her Summer list and it reminded me to post mine....opps!!! We have only crossed off 2 things on our list so far...(the beach and Clemyjontri Park, which FYI, it the BEST PLAYGROUND EVER!!!!)It looks like we need to get busy!! Don't get me wrong; we have been VERY busy with fun things this summer, the pool, outdoor movies, playdates, etc...but we need to start checking some of those "big ticket items" off the list!! We are going to a baseball game this get the pen out...;o) My daughter is thrilled about our list hanging on the fridge and is always suggesting MORE things to put on it!! haha! I finally had to tell her that we have to check all these off before we add more to our list! My favorite part of this list is the picture of our family that Elle drew! She even put Marley (our dog) and her fish in it!! How cute!

***Sorry about the POOR PHOTO QUALITY!!!! I am using my phone camera...***
Do you have a Summer Fun List?? What is on it??? I would love to hear what you have been up to this summer!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Happy Tuesday!

Hi stampers! I hope you are having a great day! I had a Stampin' Cafe Stamp Camp last night and we had so much fun! You should REALLY think about joining us next time, it is too much fun to miss! (not to mention, there is ALWAYS chocolate!!!!)

Last night we made these fun little goodies.

They were a big hit with my stampers! Yes, they are adorable...but they are also WICKED easy to make! We put Kit Kat bars in them, but they can also hold money, gift cards, Reece's cups...the possibilities are endless! I love these colors too! We used Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, and Elegant Eggplant. The dimensions to the box are: 9 1/2 X 3 piece of cardstock, and then score it at 1/2, 1 1/4, 2, 2 3/4, 5 3/4, and 6 1/2. That is it, easy peasy!

Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator??? NOW IS THE TIME!!! From now until July 31st, you can sign up for ONLY $99!! (Usually it is $175!) SU! has made a special starter kit that has everything you will need to start your business. You will also receive a Christmas Keepsake project kit absolutely FREE--a $40 value!

Here is what you can get in the starter kit:

Page Item # Description
57 123225 Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*

69 122740 Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*

177 102277 Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

177 105216 Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad

177 103133 Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad

177 119706 Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock

180 101179 Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad

182 107311 Whisper White Note Cards (20)

185 124339 Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*

195 124142 Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*

203 122129 Blender Pen (1)

205 118486 Clear-Mount Block C

206 104332 SNAIL Adhesive

*New to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

Business Supplies
The business supplies in these promotional mini kits will be the same business supplies that are in existing starter kits; no alternative selections can be made for business items.

•Getting Started DVD
•Getting Started Guide
•Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
•2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
•2011 Summer Mini Catalog (8)
•Stampin' Up! logo vinyl
•To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
•Recruit Folders (5)
•Recruit Brochures (20)
•Customer Order Forms (50)

Sound to good to pass up??? Then contact me soon!!!! Remember, this special is only until the 31st of July!

Have a FABULOUS Tuesday stampers, thanks for looking! Until next time...happy stampin!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

happy summer!

Hi stampers! I am back from a fantastic family vacation to SC and FL! We had a great time and we were actually able to relax!! I know, crazy huh!?!? ;0) And now I am busy making my Summer "to do list" ... and the top of that list is to get my stampin' up! room organized and ready to stamp with all of the great new stamps and accessories from the new 2011-2012 idea and catalog!! I cannot wait! I had such a great time at my last 2 stamp camps (the flower frenzy camps!) and I can't wait to stamp with my crew again! I am throwing around a ton of ideas in my mind for the new "SU! year" for classes and parties! I am excited to share them with you over the next few weeks! Until then, be sure to check out the "good bye" list of items retiring from SU! (The last day to order is June 30!) and click "order now" to place those orders!!

I will be back to share some picts soon, have a great one! Thanks for looking.