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!

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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

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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
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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.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Fan Fold Flower!

WOW!!!! I KNOW, I KNOW....I hope you are sitting down....because I am posting TWO DAYS IN A ROW!!! Look out!

I wanted to post one of the cards that we made last night at my Flower Frenzy Stamp Camp! It is using the Fan Fold technique. I know that my picture quality is poor, it was taken with my phone, this card really pops IRL! I love the colors together (Melon Mambo and pumpkin pie!} The ladies kept telling me how much they loved the projects last night, which made me super happy!!!! I absolutely LOVED learning all the flower techniques for this camp, so I am excited (and relieved!!!} that they liked it too!!! I am doing a second Flower Frenzy Stamp Camp on May 23rd, and I still have 2 spaces available, so contact me for more info if you are interested! (We are making the same projects as last night!}

Have a great day and thanks for looking! Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think of this card! I love feedback!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Flower Frenzy!!!

Hi Stampers!
I hope you are doing well! I have been going through a Flower Frenzy lately and I have 2 Flower Frenzy Stamp Camps in May to prove it!!!! I have been having so much fun learning new techniques on how to make fun flowers out of paper, ribbon and fabric!

I have my first Flower Frenzy Stamp Camp tonight, so I will share some of the projects later this week, but today I thought I would share a VERY simple picture frame that I embellished with the Candy Cane Fabric from Stampin Up! (Did you know that you can still order that!!!} And of course, I have to add What an adorable model in the frame....if I do say myself! hehe! These fabric flowers are SO easy to make and I love the look of them! What a cute and quick way to spice up a frame that only cost $1 huh!

Be sure to check out the new SUMMER MINI CATALOG (to the right of this post} It is available TODAY! Cute Cute Cute items in it!!!

Hope you have a fabulous week!! I am off to pack up for tonight's camp! See some of you there! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Hi Stampers!!! This is SOOOO cool!!!!

Starting April 1, 2011 until supplies run out, Stampin Up! is selling GRAB BAGS!!!!!

Grab Bags come in THREE different sizes

$5.00- $10.00- $15.00

Each Grab bag will a variety of SU! Discontinued items that could include:

•Accents & Elements
•Designer paper
•Simply Sent kit components

**NO Stamp sets or Tools will be included in grab bags **

**No Minimum purchase required and No limit to the number of grab bags to purchase

**Grab bags sales are final and there are no refunds or exchanges**

Use the following Item number/s above when adding them to your order starting today .

Contact me or click the Shop Now icon on the right of this blog to take advantage of this cool offer!!! Have a GREAT weekend!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Happy Spring!!

HI Stampers!

Hope you are all enjoying Spring!!! It is FREEZING here, but if you stay inside, looking out the window, it is beautiful!! hehe!

I had a wonderful weekend and was able to join 28 other NOVA Stampin Up! demonstrators on Sat for a great afternoon! My friend Robin Merriman and Kimberly Van Diepen put together a Shoebox Swap for area demonstrators and it was fabulous! It was so nice to meet other demonstrators and to make time to stamp!!! Thanks ladies! So...I thought I would share the card I made for the swap! It is very simple, but I like it! The colors really pop and I am a sucker for butterfly's...especially since this weather is not getting me in the Spring spirit!!! Anyways, I hope you enjoy it! I was proud of myself for coming up with a card without CASEing anybody!! It has been a while since that has happened!!! haha!

***Don't forget!***Thursday is the last day of Sale*A*Bration!!! Be sure to take advantage of the best sale of the year!!! Click on on the right hand side of my blog to place your order!!!

Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hello Again!

Well, I am back, after many many months!! I guess there is ONE thing to be glad for when you are sick.....I can FINALLY write on my blog!!! I have been VERY busy lately, we moved during the Holidays, we have had tons of family visiting, I have been sick on and off for 2 months....BUT, at the end of the day...things are going well!!!! Sorry for the lack of blogging! I am trying to get it all together!!

Stampin Up! is going great for me and I am REALLY enjoying stamping with all of my fabulous customers and friends!!!!! My stamp camps have been full for the past 3 months in a row, so be sure to RSVP quickly when the next one is announced! They are packed full of fun stamping and are a GREAT night out with fun ladies!!! Who doesn't love a Girls Craft Night!!!!

Here is a card that we made at the last Stamp Camp. It was a Valentines Day stamp camp and we made some great cards! Now, I know, I know...this is an EXTREMELY easy and simple card, but that is why I like it! It was a quick card to make, yet I really like its simplicity and I think my stampers did too!! I have a hard time with Masculine cards (don't we all!! ) and I think this card can be used for ANY occasion, for either Male or female. I LOVE this Love Letter Designer paper. Its beautiful and I love that it is so versatile!!! I apologize for the bad picture quality, my camera broke and this is taken with my camera hone!!!

I hope you all have a great week, and it is good to be back in the blogging world!! Lets hope I will see you again soon!!! Be sure to click on the Order Here icon on the to left side of this blog to take advantage of Sale*a*Bration!!! FREE PRODUCT...what a deal!!!! Contact me for more information!!!
happy stamping!