Monday, September 05, 2011
With that in mind, I am planning to start stamp club Thursday Sept 22 at 7:00PM! Let me know if you're interested. Class is free. You just have to spend $25 before shipping and taxes. We'll make two projects -- if I knew what they were, I'd post them (LOL), and everyone who joins will get a chance to be the hostess at least once. It'll be tons of fun, and I even shampooed the carpets for you this weekend :).
If you're in Cher's tuesday club, alas, after four years of stamping mayhem, i won't be there. Too much on my plate -- this little bird is leaving the nest :)
I also have a birthday stamp a stack scheduled for Sunday, Sept 18 -- better get on that one too! We'll make 10 cards -- 5 designs each for $25. Who doesn't need Birthday cards?!?!?
Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, call me at 223-5043 or leave a comment here to sgin up for either or both of these events! :)
Saturday, September 24, my friend Alanna is having a Crop day and somehow, I suggested that I bring my massage table and give massages during the day -- silly me!! :) If you are interested in joining the crop, I believe it's $50, includes snacks and meals, prizes and a HUGE stamping sale.
It will be a crammed up September, but they usually are! :) I love this time of year -- the smells, the trees, the colors, hot apple cider, football season (go Rods!), wearing my comfy jeans again with a sweater -- i actually miss those days in the hot hot summer, where it's tooo hot to do anything, but enjoy the AC and wait for fall.
Welcome back, fall, i've missed you! :)
The other very important news is the arrival of a baby bundle! Ashton Thomas Saunders was born September 1, 2011 to two of the most important people in my life -- Tanya and Kevin Saunders. We're so excited that you came to join us, Little Bundle! :) Welcome to the outside world!
He's absolutely perfect and definitely a loved baby! :)
Well, that catches you up a little! Never a dull moment!
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
This first one is my wow swap. It uses a reverse soot technique. I made 100 of these. Ugh! All by myself because Tanya decided to go on vacation for a week. I missed her lots. I assure you!
I participated in two differnt punch swaps. The first one was this poodle which was super easy. The next one was one of my favorite swaps. I used the squirrel and had to make an instructional sheet. Got some REALLY great ideas from both swaps. LOVE IT! :)
This is my Christmas card swap. Instead of Baja Breeze, I ended up using Wild Wasabi, so I would have enough to make them all the same. My awesome friend Monique helped glue all the bows on for me. It was her first attempt at anything like this and I really appreciated her help :)
This has not gone well today... First of all i couldn't figure out why the picture loader wasn't working... perhaps I shouldn't have so many windows open. And then I've been having issues with space between pictures. Sigh.
And last but not least, we have my general swap. I LOVE the button buddies stamp set! Sooooooooooo cute!
Have a great day!
Monday, August 01, 2011
Convention was amazing! If you aren't sure what convention is, i'll TRY and explain it, as best I can. Convention is the Stampin Up! conference that is held in Salt Lake City, Utah every July. I was blessed to go last year with my upline and had a blast! My upline went to Europe for a vacation with her husband this year, HAPPY BELATED anniversary, Cheryl, so I wasn't going to go. I found out a friend, who lives very close to me, that I connected with a convention last year was going with her downline. Could I tag along? Sure!
Did some shopping Saturday night and then we came back to the hotel to pack up four days of swaps, treasures from Memento mall, the Village of Cuteness, free stamps, and all our clothes into two suitcases, which had to be less than 50 lbs each. I learned last year, and at 1:30AM, was hauling my suitcase down to the fitness room to weigh :) My mother taught me well, I am a champion packer. And after my roommates finished making fun of me, they went down too. It's a good thing. But last year, i weighed at the hotel just fine and then was 2lbs over in the airport and she was going to charge me $90 for two pounds... it was not a moment I want to relive to open your suitcase in the middle of an airport to shuffle things around...
I started a new position at MPI on Monday after I came home, and have been running almost non-stop. I hosted an open house to show off my stamping goodies last Sunday and if you missed it, give me a call or drop me an email and we'll arrange a time for you to see things! :)
Here's Fran, at my open house, loving the DSP sampler and the three ringed binder catalogue we got.Mel, Krisanne, and Tanya working on Make and Takes.The two make and takes I designed for the day. Nothing too exciting. :) But my theme was out with the old, in with the new. So we've got some old stuff, some stuff that's on it's way out, and some new stuff! :)
Fellow stampin' demonstrators: Lindsay and Charlene! We missed all of you guys who couldn't make it this year! :)
Come back tomorrow to see the swaps I took with me! :)
Thursday, March 24, 2011
So yes, I was snuggling my boys... Rescheduled my appointment with Darlene -- THANKS DAR!-- until yesterday.. so there was no stamping yesterday either...
BUt there's hope! I'm working on another explosion box for my friend Ferrah! and Lu asked for some instructions, so instead of having to scour the internet, I'll post them here for you this weekend, when I get a chance, Lu. Your wish is my command!!!!
It'll be a busy weekend -- I've got a first responder recert ALL weekend long, so I'll be pretty busy, but i'll find some time! Because you're important!
Sunday, March 20, 2011
I hope Tanya and I have inspired you to dust off your stamps and get going.
This next card is a spinner card -- i used to love games that had a spinner attached. Good times!!! :)
So that's it for today! At home sick with a cold! :( The boys are going to the dentist tomorrow to have their teeth cleaned... it should be an intersesting day! :)
Saturday, March 19, 2011
The next one, inspired by my favorite sideline, Kristyne Brandt, uses perfect plum ink to make the flower and the brad is from the Ocassions mini as well. Whisper white organza ribbon, versa mark and some white detail embossing powder finished it off. Please note the little paw in the corner! Gotta love that westie! :) That's bailey trying to get into the picture! Love the design, Kris -- thanks for helping me get my mojo back! :D
There's lots of postings on the horizon :) I'm excited! How about you? Now before i say goodbye, I need to tell you to click on the shop now link and go order that build a blosson stamp set and punch! You won't regret it! You can order right from my website and it will ship to your house! You don't know what happiness can be until you see the brown truck and the guy in the brown uniform bringing you a stampin' up box! :)
Questions, just let me know!
Monday, March 07, 2011
My friends Alanna, love that girl, started a blog this month and she's been blogging up a storm. So proud of her -- that girl motivates me BIG TIME! You may thank her for my return :)
Anyways, it's a quick one today, but be prepared for nice things in the coming weeks :)
Sunday, January 09, 2011
The girls at stamp club were very intrigued by how i did just the area around so i could stamp on the inside. I promised I would show them next time we meet! Yay project! :)
Have a fabulous week
Ahh.... I can breathe a little easier in this room now :)
Monday, January 03, 2011
Stamp club tomorrow -- I wonder what Cheryl has in store for us...
Til the next time
Sunday, January 02, 2011
My post from yesterday was supposed to be this card. I had it all planned out. But there just wasn't enough hours in the day -- there were eight loads of laundry, a not-so-great date (who, by the way, hasn't texted me today yet -- phew!) and a marathon of Rabbids! Thanks for introducing me to the game, Kate. I'm addicted! LOL Anyways, here's the card!
And the inside.... If you have ever seen my stamping, this is pretty basic as cards roll... But it is for a contest for free stamps (!) for Stampin' Up - Stampin' Connection and I was only allowed to use stuff that came with my starter kit. And I bought the mini starter kit, so I didn't have a lot of the fun stuff! Actually, I didn't choose this stamp set with my kit, as I already had it, but it is one of the one's that comes with this kit, so I'm thinking it'll be okay. :)
If not, oh well. At least I tried.
On the home front, I've been on a few dates over the past month. And I'm still looking for Mr. Right for Me... But the more dates I go on, the more clear the vision of the man for me becomes.
Anywyas, I should run! I'll see you later tonight with a SUPER cute card for one of my former staff, who's having a baby in the next few weeks! :)