Friday, May 22, 2009

Now's the time!!!

Hello stampers! I wanted to remind you that NOW is the PERFECT time to order Stampin' Up!'s designer paper and In Colors!!! With the Scrapbooking Special that is going on until the end of May (only ONE MORE WEEK!) now is the time to stock up on designer paper and cardstock. Buy 3 packs of Designer Paper or 12x12 textured cardstock and get one FREE!!! This catalog is coming to an end and you all know that once the In Colors are gone...they are gone!! Order early!!! Stock up on the cardstock, ink pads, re-inkers and any matching ribbon and accessories!!! Many of the designer papers will also be discontinued, so if you cannot live without know what to do! ;o) These items go FAST once the discontinued list come out, don't miss out! Contact me SOON to place your order!! Don't forget about the $75 starter kit promo too!!!! If you have ever thought about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator NOW IS THE TIME!!!!!! Join me and our GREAT group of Stampers! You won't be sorry!!!! Contact me for more details, but only have until May 31st for these great deals!!!!!

Oh yeah, isn't that a cute little train card/ invitation??? I thought it would be a great little boys bday invitation, but I have a little princess, so I made it for my nephew! Hope you enjoy! Hope you have a wonderful Holiday weekend!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

MIA Blogger!

Hello stampers! I am so sorry I have been MIA! Life has been VERY busy this past week and I am finally (I think!) catching up! My parents were in town and we had a wonderful visit! It was so great seeing them and watching them with my daughter! They don't get to see her very often since they live in FL, so it was great seeing them "bond." It is also the last week of my baby's first year of preschool and WOW does that come with a lot of activities!!! ;o) We have had talent shows, conferences, carnivals and parties to attend!! (and 1 more week left of activities!!) Who knew preschool ending was soooooooooooo time consuming! BUT, we have had a fabulous time with it all! Elle made it through today being the last official day of school, but I don't think she REALLY understands that school is done! During ALL of this fun I have been making a little 9x9 scrapbook for Elle's 2 teachers! I spent ALL weekend (thanks hubby!) putting them together. I did 2 very simple scrapbooks, not too many accessories and"do dads" on it, but the teachers cried when Elle gave them to them this morning, so I think they liked how they turned out! ;o) Her teachers were the BEST and we are really going to miss them!!! Here are a couple pictures of the albums...I didn't take great pictures of them because they are pictures of her classmates, so I didn't want to show closeup picts! But, you get the idea of the album!

I hope you are having a great day and have a WONDERFUL Holiday weekend!! I am heading to Charlotte, NC for a girls weekend with my 4 BFF's!!! Cannot wait!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Hello stampers and Happy (early) Mother's Day to all the mommies! I hope you are spoiled rotten tomorrow and have a wonderful day with your families! This is the Mother's Day card I made for my mom and Mother in law. I used the water coloring technique that Patty Bennett showed on her blog The difference is that I (unfortunately) didn't have the shimmery white c/s nor any watercolor paper (looks like I need to place an order ASAP!!!) so I used whisper white c/s, heat embossed using the white craft ink and clear EP, then used Pacific Point and BajaBreeze ink and the Aqua Painters. I brushed the whole rose with Baja Breeze and then went back and highlighted with the pacific Point. I think the difference is that you need to work MUCH faster when you are using whisper white cs because it doesn't blend as well. But, I'm happy with how it turned out and I really enjoyed waterpainting the flowers. I am going to keep practicing to get much better! What do you think about water painting technique??
I also wanted to share with you my first Mother's Day Tea with Elle at her preschool.

Elle wanted to take a picture WITH our Tea Cups! ;o)

This is Elle's portrait of ME! ;0) Too sweet!
I especially love my feet! (I thought they were bugs!) It was SOOOOO adorable and Elle was soooooooo excited!!!! She had been making "surprises" at preschool each day and would come home and say "I can't tell you what we did at school!" ;o) She picked out her "Tea Party Dress" a week early and it was ALL she talked about! We had a FABULOUS time! They made us flowers, frosted and decorated cookies, sang us a We Love Mommy song, drew a picture of mommy on a place mat, and then we had tea, lemonade and yummy food! It was such a special day!!!! I love being a Mommy every day....but this made the Thursday even more special!!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I will be back on Monday to share another project I've been working on!!! Don't forget to sign up for my Scrapbooking Event. See the previous post for details!!!!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 8, 2009

It's finally sunny!!! & Scrapbooking Date!

Hello stampers! I hope you are having a wonderful Friday!! It is FINALLY a sunny, beautiful Spring day here in NOVA and it instantly puts me in a good mood. I have been searching through all the wonderful stampers out here in blog land and found the perfect card to CASE for my "Spring Mood" I found this adorable card on chic n' scratch! She is soooo talented and I love her simplicity with a lot of her beautiful cards! I changed a few things around, but the adorable ice cream cone is the same and I love it! I used the tecturz background again (LOVE THEM!) on Very Vanilla C/S, and the scallop circle punch for the ice cream scoops! After looking at the card further, I think I may tecturized the cone on the next one I make as well! I think it's a really cute and simple I just have to come up with an excuse to mail it to someone special! ;o)

I wanted to also remind you about my Scrapbooking Day coming up! I hope to see you there! It will be a great opportunity to get some scrapbooking done while learning new techniques and great fun with some fabulous ladies!!! See the info below and then contact me soon to RSVP!!!

Scrapbooking Date!
Sunday May 17th 1-6pm
(you don't have to stay the whole time, come and go as you please!)

*Bring all your scrapbooking supplies, pictures etc and get out of the house for a day of fun! I will bring all my ink pads, several stamps, paper cutters, etc for you to use. I will also have a few scrapbooking techniques to show you and let you play around with, 1 make and take and you will also receive Scrap Maps to get your scrap mojo going!!!! The fee is only $10!!! It doesn't matter if you are new to scrapbooking or a veteran.......come and get some scrapbooking done!!!! Please RSVP to me by Saturday, May 10th! Hope you can make it! It is sure to be a FUN FILLED DAY! Enjoy scrapbooking, yummy munchies and cafe' products ( ;0) ) and adult time for YOU!!!!!!

Have a fabulous day and thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Hi Stampers!! I wanted to share the May Specials that Stampin' Up! is doing!!! May is National Scrapbooking Month and SU! sure knows how to celebrate!!! Click here to see the Flyer in full, but here are the details:


Dates: May 1-31, 2009

Promotion Details

  1. Buy three packs of Designer Series paper (including our Specialty Designer Series paper) or 12" x 12" textured card stock, and get one FREE
  1. Buy a sneak peek stamp set from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog--Jumble Alphabet (set of 52; double-mounted)--at a 20 % discount. (Regular price $43.95 SALE price $35.16)
Want to sing up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator????? There is no better time than NOW! Can you believe you can become a demonstrator, get great scrapbooking products AND receive a 20% discount...for only $75.00??? That's read it right! Here are the details:


Dates: May 1-31, 2009

Promotion Details

In celebration of National Scrapbooking Month, join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator for only $75 with our limited-time Scrapbooking Starter Kit. The Scrapbooking Starter Kit contains the following:

Item Code Description Retail Value
113510 Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamp set* $42.95
113059Simply Scrappin' Petal Party $19.95
108697Earth Elements Assorted textured card stock (12" x 12") $11.95
105240Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad $7.50

*Substitutable for any stamp set up to $43.95 value.

Please note: As always, each of the products listed above may be substituted for like items of the same or less price. Please see the Scrapbooking Starter Kit Order Form for details.The Scrapbooking Starter Kit also contains all the business supplies contained in the standard Starter Kit:

  • Getting Started DVD
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Guest Invitation Postcard (100)
  • Idea Book & Catalog (8)
  • Occasions Mini Catalog (8)
  • To My Hostess Envelope (10)
  • Recruit Folders (5)
  • Recruit Brochures (20)
  • Hostess Brochure (20)
  • Hostess Benefits Form (10)
  • Customer Order Form (50)
CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT!?!? YOU CAN BECOME A DEMONSTRATOR FOR ONLY $75!!!!! Contact me for more info and to sign up!

I thought I would show you these cute yet wicked simple baby cards that I made a couple weeks ago! It seems like everyone I know is having babies these I came up with this card to send off! I am so in love with this little duckie and the whole Wagon Full of Fun set in the Occasions Mini Catalog. Contact me to order your set soon!

Hope you have a great day! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy Tuesday!

Hello Stampers! Today is a chilly Tuesday in VA but at least it isn't raining!!! I know, I know...we need the rain! But it doesn't mean that I have to enjoy it when it rains 4 days in a row!! I get a little cabin fever not to mention my daughter doesn't like to be cooped up in the house!!! She does, however, LOVE her princess umbrella that the Easter Bunny brought her...and will take ANY opportunity to use it! I sat inside the house and let her jump away in any puddle she could find. As you can see, we are now into the "dressing yourself" stage of a 3 year old! ;op (I REALLY need to take classes on how to use my camera properly! I wish these weren't so blurry) Sorry there are so many, she just had so much fun and I thought they were too cute not to share! (click on the picture to see it better!)

I also was "hired" to make my college roommates baby "thank you" cards. She isn't finding out the sex of the baby and her nursery is decorated in orange and, here is what I came up with! I finally got the chance to use my new texturz plates for the Big Shot and I LOVE THEM!!!!! The background is so great irl!!! I'm not 100% sold on the little prima flower, but the card needed something in the corner to offset it. I hope she likes them. Let me know what you think!

I hope you are having a wonderful day! Thanks for looking~

Sunday, May 3, 2009

And the winner is....

Sharon Lewis! Send me your address (via email) and I will send you your FREE glitter!!!

Sorry to just post this today...I THOUGHT I had set up an automatic post for yesterday (I was at work) but when I checked this hadn't worked! Sorry!

I hope that you are having a wonderful has rained here in VA all weekend....all I want to do is cuddle up under a blanket and watch movies all day....but unfortunately no such luck! I'll be back tomorrow to post some samples!

Thanks for looking!~