Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Busy yet fun weekend!

Hi all! I am finally able to "catch up" from this weekend and here I am excited to post the details of my GREAT Stamp Class that was this past Sunday! I had a very fun but VERY busy weekend! It all began with a great Girls Night Out on Friday night (great time spent with great friends....always a fun way to start the weekend!) Then I had to work Saturday morning, and then my hubby and I headed to the Wizards Basketball game with our friends! Yes....that's right; two nights in a row I was out having fun without any kids around!!!!! UNHEARD OF!! ;op Then I had a WONDERFUL time at a stamp class I held on Sunday afternoon!!! I was busy all week preparing 300 cards!!! Each stamper made 30 cards and the class was full at 10 lovely ladies (hi girls!) We had a blast!! Here are a few pictures of the cards we made (10 different cards, 3 of each) and some pictures of the stampers hard at work! The cards are very simple and easily duplicated which was what I was going for since they made 30!! Normally, I prefer more "detailed" projects, but looking back at the things I have made recently...I must be very busy and going for more simple things! ;op

I got inspiration for some and CASED others from many of my fellow bloggers! Whenever I see something I like, I save it in a folder...so hopefully, I have given credit to the right people! I have "collected" samples for a long time!!

The heart punch card was CASED from
Kristina Werner, the red flower card I CASED from Julie Davison, and the butterfly card was inspired by Patty Bennett. I found the 3 cupcakes card way back in August from this blog. I'm sure that the big cupcake card was CASED from SOMEONE, but I made it last year before I even thought of having a blog and have no clue where I found it!

We had a great time and I cannot wait until my next class! Please let me know if you are interested in joining my email list to get Class and Stamp Camp info!!! Here are some of the wonderful stampers that joined me!

Now that my weekend is over, I need a nap! Preparing 300 cards and playing so hard can really take a lot out of a gal! ;op I hope you had a nice weekend too and thanks for looking!
**All images and products used at the Stamp Class were SU!*

Friday, February 20, 2009

My First Award!

Yippie! My super sweet friend Kelly Taylor gave me this award and I couldn't be happier! Kelly is such a GREAT stamper, it seems like every time I pick up a sample to CASE it winds up being her card!! Thank you Kelly!! MUAH!

Here is who I am passing this award to:

Katie at: http://saseaboutique.blogspot.com/

Becky at: http://inkingidaho.blogspot.com/


I am going to be busy busy busy today getting ready for my stamp class on Sunday! I am having a "cards for all year" class in which 10 stampers will be making 30 cards each so I'll be cutting out cardstock for 300 cards......I will be back once I have a sneak peak at the projects we will be making! Thank you for looking!!! Have a super day! Thanks Kelly!!! You brightened my day!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Baby shower favors!

I have been stamping up a storm lately!!! I was asked to make 40 baby shower invitations and favor boxes for a customer of mine who is having her first grand baby. I had so much fun using my new Big Shot and the Scallop Envelope Die Cut to make these cute little chocolate boxes! Since I had to make 40 of them, I went very simple and didn't do much stamping on them, but I still think they are really cute. I hope she likes them! I made the invitations before I had this blog and I didn't take a picture of them....but maybe one day I will have time to recreate them and show ya'! I found the instructions on how to make these boxes a long time ago and have no idea where I found them....so I will give the measurements as well as pictures. Sorry about the picture quality...the Pink Pirouette and my flash were acting funny! I'll work on figuring it out! ;op

Start out with 2 Scallop Envelopes and adhere them together at the ends with sticky strip.

Cut a strip of matching cardstock to 1 1/2 X 7 3/4 and then score at 2 1/4 on each end. Adhere the strip to the bottom and sides using sticky strip and then decorate!

They are very easy and don't require as much cardstock (or goodies to fill them!) as the cute boxes that are made using 4 scallop envelopes! I put 3 Ghirardelli squares in them. (could fit more!) Yummo!

Anybody who knows me knows that I LOVE PINK!!! But with baby showers, valentines day and cupcakes.....I think I am going to branch out this week and work on some projects that do NOT involve Pink!! (I know....*GASP!*) Don't worry....I'm sure I won't last long!

Hope you're having a great week! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you are having a fabulous day with tons of chocolate! I wanted to share the little Valentine's goodies I made for my daughters preschool class and teachers in her school! I got this cute idea from this blog and had the try it! I thought that since the 3 year olds probably didn't care what the box looked like...just what type of candy is IN it...I didn't stamp all over the top note....however I did for the teachers! (click on pictures to enlarge them to see the details!) I went for the very simple look since I made 20 of them! Then I made the Cupcake Take Along boxes (that I showed a few days ago) for her 2 teachers. Elle was so excited to hand out her little valentine's to her friends!

Now is the "Mommy Thinks I'm Brilliant!" portion of my blog! ;o) Elle has begun to use scissors in school (my worst nightmare is that she cuts her own hair!!!!!) and she LOVES to practice cutting! Now, granted she is my first child, so I have nothing to compare it to...BUT...I think she is a very advanced "cutter" for her age, ;op (just kidding...kinda!) and I am already counting the days until she can scrapbook with me!!! We had a great time making her Valentine's Day Cards this year!

And then we made daddy a heart shaped cake and she LOVED decorating it! I was "not allowed" to help in the sprinkles department this year! Soooo independent! ;op I love that her tongue is sticking out while she is frosting the cake! **Please don't mind the mess in the background!!! My basement flooded so we are living out of our kitchen area these days!!! **

I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's day! Thanks for looking!!!

Recipe: (all products SU!) Pink Pirouette C/S, ink, and striped ribbon, Top Note with the Big Shot, Real Red ink, dazzling diamonds glitter, sticky strip adhesive, Word Window punch,

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Swaps are finished and in the mail!!!!!

Happy Tuesday! I have been busy busy busy (because as always...I procrastinated until the last possible minute!!) making S-A-B and New Catalog swaps for a "Near and Far" swap group I am in! They were due in the mail today and I just made it!!!! I have to admit...this time it took me FOREVER to come up with my swaps!! I just wasn't feeling very creative and each card I came up with didn't WOW me!! I finally came up with my two swaps....they are cute but I still think they each are missing the WOW FACTOR! Click on the picture to enlarge it to see the details.

I hope my swap buddies and you enjoy them! I love getting every one's cards in the mail!
Have a great day!

Recipe: all products are SU!

Good Friends Card: Sweet Always D/P, Chocolate Chip C/S, Pink Pirouette C/S, Scallop Edge punch, Craft tool kit, Good Friends stamp set,

Heart Card: Polka Dot Punch Stamp Set (S-A-B set!) Perfect Plum C/S and Ink, Certainly Celery C/S and ink, Scallop Edge Punch, Craft Toll Kit, Button Bouquet, Warm Words Stamp Set

Let me know if you would like to order the prosucts to make these cards!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

How can Cupcakes get any better???

I LOVE Cupcakes!
So when I came across this "Cupcake Take Along" here I was in love! I had to make it right away! And while I am happy with the way mine turned out...I will be trying to perfect it for a Birthday Bash Stamp Camp I am going to hold in April. I think this will be a big hit! Since I HAD to make it this weekend, I was forced to use what I already had! *gasp* I think it would look better and stand out more if I had Riding Hood Red Ribbon for the handles instead of the pink...but, I am sure my daughter's preschool teachers will appreciate this little Valentine's gift "as is!" Thanks for looking! Have a happy Monday!!

Recipe: SU!: Pink Pirouette C/S, Bella Rose D/P and ink, Bouquet Buttons, Dream Come True Stamps (retired)
Non SU!: pink felt ribbon (michaels) Glass containers (a c moore) and cupcake supplies (anywhere!)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Beginning!

Hello!! I have spent so many hours stalking so many great stamping and scrapbooking blogs lately and I always leave the computer feeling so motivated that I have decided to try this whole blogging experience out! I am a Stampin' Up! demonstrator who LOVES to stamp and scrapbook and I am hoping that (maybe!) I can motivate and inspire a few of you out there WHILE I get inspired by my fellow stampers!! I am a pro at "CASEing" other peoples ideas and then spinning them into my own creations....but I am hoping that this will encourage me to try new techniques and come up with my very own creations! Bear with me while I try to figure this whole thing out...I will have some samples up soon.....BUT until then, I thought I would share a picture of my daughter from today. Her preschool celebrated her "Half Birthday" today since she is a "Summer B-day" and she was sooooooo excited! She woke up at 6:30 this morning and asked where her presents where! (Oops, I must not have gotten the memo that this celebration required gifts!) SO.... feeling guilty at how excited she was, we took her to dinner and for ice cream tonight to celebrate! Looks like we have begun (yet another!) tradition!
Happy 3 AND A HALF Birthday baby! Sorry for the fuzzy picture....bad lighting and a camera phone doesn't make a great picture! But she's still cute! ;op
Until next time! Thanks for looking!