Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Check Out My Quiet Book I Made!

I am so excited. I think it came out cute. It was a little difficult as I didn't have patterns. I did copy some ideas from convention and for the rest I just looked at what dies I could use with my Big Shot and then came up with how to make them interactive. Hope you like it.
The apples go on and off with magnets and you can braid the horses tail.
The stoplight unsnaps and the mitten you can put your hand in.

I used velcro for the tic tac toe and the flowers button on and off and can go in the basket.
The kites also come on and off with velcro and for the buttons you can lace them however you want.
The birds go down in the grass and you can practice tying your shoe on the lady bug.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Stamp Camp Projects

There were 4 projects we did for Stamp Camp. I think everyone had a good time.

Stamp Set: Inspired by Nature, Holidays & Wishes; Cardstock: White, Choc Chip, Tangerine Tango; Ink: Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Choc Chip; Accessories: Always Artichoke Marker, Dauber & Sponge.

Stamp Set: Seasonal Whimsy, Holidays & Wishes; Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy, White, Brushed Silver, Bella Rose DP, Sticker Paper; Ink: Night of Navy, Real Red; Accessories: Silver EP (Mosaic Technique)

Stamps: All Holidays; Cardstock: Old Olive, Choc Chip, Holiday Treasures DP; Ink: White Craft; Accessories: White EP, white gel pen, crop-a-dile, twine, jumbo brad

Stamps: Say It With Scallops; Cardstock: So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Haiku DP; Inks: Tangerine Tango; Accessories: Wide Oval, Lg Oval, Sm Oval, Scallop Circle, 1 3/8 circle, Star, Lg Star, Square Scallop, 5 petal punches

The above cards went into this box which was made using the 5-in-1 Envelope Template.
Stamps: Eastern Blooms; Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, So Saffron, White; Ink: Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Old Olive; Accessories: 5-in-1 Template

Monday, October 13, 2008

Shoebox Swap With Other Demonstrators

This is 3 of the 7 cards we did. I will explain what a shoebox swap is for those who might not know. You take all the supplies and cardstock all cut and ready for the card you have designed along with a sample for them to work off of in a container. You take a container at a time and make the card and then pass it on to the next person until you have made everyone's card.
This one was done by Susan Legits using the Autumn Harvest Stamp Set.
This one was done by Brenda Urioste using the Swirl, Top Notch & I believe Flower Layers diecut from Sizzix.
This one was done by Connie Maestas using the Eastern Blooms stamp set.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

October's Card Map Stamp A Stack

This is the card map we used for the following three cards. If you are interested in a kit the cost is $15.00, just email to let me know.
Stamps: Wanted; Paper: Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla;
Ink: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Star punch, Distresser, Dimensional
Stamp: Party Hearty, So Swirly Wheel; Paper: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White, Sweet Always DP; Ink: Regal Rose; Accessories: White EP, Versa Mark Marker; Distresser; Dimensional
Stamp: Eat, Drink & Be Scary; All Holidays, In The Stars, Frightful Fence Wheel; Paper, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White; Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Summer Sun; Accessories: Old Olive Marker, Dimensional

Friday, September 12, 2008

The Progressive Scrapbook Page is here!

I am very excited about this scrapbook page. I do scrapbook quite a bit but to try and do a page starting with a 6x6 and building it up to a 12x12 is a bit of stretch for me. I have been wanting to do a scrapbook page classes but so many people do different size pages including myself. The progressive page is the perfect answer! The stamp I had beenwaiting for has arrived and so now I can show you how it works. First my 6x6 page.
Stamps: Autumn Harvest, All Holidays; Paper: Ghostly Greetings DP, Basic Black, Whisper White; Inks: Black Stazon; Accessories: Graffiti Sizzlets, Silver EP; Techniques: Faux Metal

Now the 8 1/2 x 11 page:
Stamps: Same as above & Eat, Drink & Be Scary; Paper: Old Olive, Lovely Lilac; Ink: Black

Now the 12x12 page.
Paper: Ghostly Greetings DP. Everything else is listed above.

Isn't that cool! Hope it was worth the wait.

This a card I designed for my upline's meeting and card swap. I just love the colors and this stamp set. Both of the stamp sets are on sale until September 30th for 15% off if you are interested.

Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Heard from the Heart; Paper: Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Old Olive, Whisper White; Ink: Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, So Saffron

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Card Map Stamp A Stack

This is a monthly class I do. This year I decided to change it up by using some of the card maps I got at convention as a swap. Thank you Melissa Barnett. You make 9 cards, 3 of each design and then 1 card front of each one to put in a book with the card map and the recipe for each one. The cost is $15. If you are interested in a kit email me and I can get back to you about it.
This one is for a child.
Stamps: Wild About You, Sanded BG; Paper: Barely Banana, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Ink: More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Barely Banana, Basic Black; Accessories: 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punch, Word Window punch
This was a manly card
Stamps: Sanded BG, Canvas BG, Wanted, Fun & Fast Notes; Paper: Not Quite Navy, Brushed Silver, Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla; Ink: Not Quite Navy; Accessories: Small Star Punch
This is a Women's Card
Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Fundamental Phrases, So Swirly Wheel; Paper: So Saffron, Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango; Ink: So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red; Accessories: 5 petal punch, Trio Flower, Crimper, Sponge

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Feel Good Colors!

I am trying to add things that make me happy to my scrapbook/stamp room. A friend helped me make this arrangement. I had all the pieces and she helped me put them all together. I think it came out great! I can't wait to put it in my room. First I have to reorganize and put it back together. Since convention I have been running like crazy from one thing to the next and thus I have just been dumping things here and there into my room. It is on my list of things to do this week.
You are probably wondering what these things even are doing together. Well at convention Shelli had on an apron made from our die cuts for the Big Shot. Well right away I just knew it was something I was going to have to try and make myself. I haven't been sewing so much since okay let's face it--years! But why not do a quick simple method of sewing. So I will let you know how my experiment goes as there is no pattern and I am definetely winging it. But it has never stopped me in the past. I got the fabric on sale so if it ends of up the trash it won't be a great loss. Below is the apron Shelli wore at convention. I love it but I need a little more color.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Decorating Made Easy!

This is a picture frame I am going to hang on my wall using one of the pieces of the Baroque Medallions Decor Elements. It was very easy to do. I just found a piece of paper I thought looked good and put it in the frame and then applied the decor element to the top of the frame.
This is a tile and all I did was apply the other Baroque Medallion piece to it and I will put it on a wood frame in my front room. These were both very easy to do.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Isn't This Card Great!!!

Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Flight of the Butterfly; Paper: White Typing Paper, Pacific Point; Ink: Pacific Point; Accessories: Brayer, White Crayon

Isn't this card just beautiful. I absolutely love it!!! I cannot take credit for it. I did change it a very little but you can find the directions on how to make it at Lydia's blog. I used Stazon for the saying. I am going to try craft ink and see which one I like better. The stazon is okay but I would like it to be brighter.

Some Cards I Wanted to Share

Stamps: Happiness; Paper: Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun, Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White; Ink: Old Olive, Riding Hood Red; Accessories: Boho Blossom Punch, Green Glass Beads
Stamps: Heard from the Heart, Happiness; Paper: Whisper White; Ink: Summer Sun, Old Olive, Riding Hood Red; Accessories: Boho Blossoms Punch, Green Glass Beads
These were a couple cards I did for swaps at Convention

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Canvas BG; Paper: Whisper White, Apricot Appeal, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango; Ink: Apricot Appeal, Pacific Point, Basic Black; Accessories: Slit Punch, 1/8" hole punch, Hodgepodge Hardware, Pumpkin Pie 1/4" grosgrain, Stamp-a-ma-jig
This is one I am going to do for my Open House for the New Catalog. I cased it from one of the boards at Convention but changed it a little.

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Elegant Cheer; Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black, Whisper White; Ink: Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black; Accessories: Black 1/4" grosgrain, Black gingham ribbon
This is one I also cased from the boards at Convention but I used different colors and sentiment stamp set. I just love the new in-colors!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Last day & Brown came to visit us!!

Isn't this way too much fun. They came and brought a special delivery to all 5,700 of us who were still there for closing session. The house went nuts!!! There was confetti, UPS guys running everywhere and people screaming at the top of their lungs forever with glee. Shelli said she did warn UPS we were going to go ballistic. We all got the Ronald McDonald House featured stamp set, "Say It With Scallops" which in turn gives Ronald McDonald House $2 for every time we sell the stamp set . How exciting is that!! Brown appreciates us doing business with them and we love it when brown shows up on our door step. I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to take a picture with them!This is the stamp set they bought for us. Isn't it great!
This one is "Eastern Blooms" and was in our bag at check in" Doesn't have so many possibilities!
This is "Flight of the Butterfly", also in the bag at check in. Just love it, love it!
Last but I am sure not least, "Inspired by Nature". It was easier to show this one off by taking the picture from the catalog. This one will be awesome to use. It is the size of a background stamp and so beautiful. We used it to decorate a bag for one of our make and takes.
I am sorry I was unable to post last night. There wasn't enough time after dinner and packing it was late and we had to be up early again to get to the airport this morning. I almost forgot my cell phone and our blow dryer died. It was a little crazy but we made it home safe and sound. My back pack was so heavy. I think it had to weigh at least 20 pounds. I packed my swaps and 3D's in my suitcase to check in BUT I carried my 4 sets of stamps and some other things I bought at Momento Mall in my backpack. I can replace clothes and cards, but I can't replace the other stuff! Now that I am back home I am not sure I will be posting every day but I will trying to post at least once a week. I hope you enjoyed some of the Convention Highlights.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Yes, Connie and I are still having fun at convention. We are definitely sleep deprived! There was a bunch of cheering and screaming this morning at Shelli's big announcement of our new partner with Stampin' Up for advertising.

Yes, that's right!!! We now will have exclusive Stampin' Up die cuts and embossing folders from Sizzix. This opens up so many possibilities and they coordinate so nicely with what we already have in our punches and stamp sets. We have already seen so many things and my mind is already working. Ohhh I am so excited!!! This is great!!!!! They will be available for customers to order on September 2nd.
It is day two and I am off for a day of exciting news, ideas and learning.

Shelli is going to have a signature line which will be available in the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog. She said it is not going to be only the things she loves but some of her absolute favorites! So be on the look out for that. Another piece of exciting news is Shelli is going to have her own blog which will launch at 9:00 a.m. (MST) on August 4th. It is going to be called So Shelli. How appropriate is that!
Last but not least a picture of me along with some of my fellow demonstrators and Shelli's daughters! We are having too much fun, Not enough sleep and Lots of information!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Amy & Debbie From Class In A Flash

I was able to meet Amy and Debbie with Class in a Flash at their Meet and Greet. It was really nice to put a face to a name and they are so nice! We were able to get a some cute ideas and a fun thank you gift from them. We visited for quite a while. Their class ideas are great for me and for you. This was one of the last things I have done for the day. It has been a full day filled with lots of excitement of being at convention! Check out some of the pics below to see some of the new catalog. I really like the clean and fresh layout. The new catty even has some pages throughout with pictures and directions for different techniques. This is my very first attempt at a blog so I apologize upfront for the not so professional look at this moment, but I will get better. I will try to keep you updated on each days activities and events.

Convention Picture Highlights

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