Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

It is hard to believe that tomorrow is Christmas Day...this month has flown by....I hope everyone has a Blessed Christmas and a great New Year!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Occassional Mini Sneak Peak

 As you know I am going to be a guest designer on Dawn Rapsas' blog and I worked all day today creating this wonderful mini note book using the new Springtime Vintage DSP and the new seam binding ribbons....rose red, baja breeze and crumb cake.  I found the tutorial to make this book on Becky Robert's blog and it came together really well.  I love using Becky's tutorials...her directions are so easy to follow along and thank goodness for her pictures.  What's nice about this little book is that it can be used as a brag book or for notes or even for keeping your business cards in so when you run into someone who might be interested in hostessing a workshop, you just whip this cute little book out and hand her a business card. 
I just love the colors in this paper...I focused on rose red, not quite navy, baja breeze and crumb cake. 
I will be posting more pictures about this project when I put it on the YEBO website.  Go to the side bar on the right and click to join in this next round....I need all the support I can get.  This is my first ever as being a guest designer....

Friday, December 17, 2010

Filled With LOVE Promotion

Starting December 17, 2010-January 24, 2011, get a FREE package of Bitty Buttons--a $4.95 value--when you purchase the Filled with Love Bundle. Also included is the Filled with Love Stamp Set (your choice of clear or wood) and the exclusive Love Patterns Designer Series Paper!


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Twas The Day Before My Stampin' Up!.....revisited!!!

I came across this picture today and wondered what it was all about.  It had a link to this wonderful blog.  Lorri Heiling is a fellow demonstrator and she wrote this wonderful poem which you have all read before but to a stamper, it's pure glee to read.  I loved it when I read it and I emailed her and asked if I could share the poem on my blog.  She emailed me back and said SURE!!! Go over and check it out and leave her a comment.  Enjoy!!!!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Challenge with The Paper Players

One of the blogsites I love is The Paper Players .  They have a challenge every week and this week it's Christmas.  You can never have enough christmas card ideas and they give you a whole week to play.  I have been making cards to sell at a local store.  I have been loving the bells and boughs stamp set in the occasional mini.   Vintage seems to be in this year and I love the way this card came together.  I have been sticking with cherry cobbler and always artichoke.....these two colors look awesome together.  I started with a piece of cherry cobbler as my base. I added a piece of always artichoke to enhance the whisper white which is stamped the sentiment in cherry cobbler and the holly stamped in always artichoke.  I then used a cherry cobbler pen to color in the berries.  The ornament is from the contempo christmas stamp set  in cherry cobbler and punched out with the ornament punch.  I then took some dimensionals to pop up the ornament.  I have also love the new seam binding ribbon.  It is so easy to work with.  All the stamp sets and ribbon can be ordered from the occasional mini.  I am going to post my card on the paper players website....go check it out.     Happy Stamping!!!!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

I'm A Guest Designer!!!!

I can't tell you how excited I am....Dawn Rapsas, a fellow SU! demonstrator, started UStamp with Dawn and Friends.  I have been a member for about a year and love the designers ideas.  With your membership you get tons of ideas and templates to create cards and projects throughout the year.  Dawn had posted to members that the team was looking for guest designers and to send her a link to her blog.  I thought why not try to see.  Well, I got an email back from Dawn saying that she loved my blog and if I wanted to be a designer.  WOW....what a priveledge and an honor!!!! 

I need to start creating and designing my project but I did want to share the news.  If you would like to become a member of UStamp with Dawn and Friends, click here to get started.  It is so worth it....also you get to meet new people.

As part of being a guest designer, I am going to go through my favorite blog sites that I follow and pick someone to get a FREE pass for this event coming up.  I will be announcing the winner tomorrow!

Hope I see you on UStamp!!!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

'Tis The Season

I have been a horrible blogger lately.  With a week off for Thanksgiving, I have been very slack at posting.  I was down at the beach with my family and we had such a great time.  My daughter turned 13 on Thanksgiving Day and her father surprised her with a trip to New York City.  I was so excited for her and so I forfeited my time with her so she could go to New York with her Dad.  I was sad that my daughter and son were not there to celebrate Thanksgiving with me but I couldn't say no to the trip.  I had some time while I was with my Mom and my sister to work on a few projects.  I had the great idea to give all of the Middle School teachers a cute box filled with gift tags.   My Mom  and sister were glad to help, but trying to finish 115 boxes by Friday is going to be a challenge.  I will post the finished product when I am done.

My next project was to create a Christmas card for my parents to send out.  I told my Mom that I could create on My Digital Studio and she said go for it.  I came up with this layout and she loved it.  They are sending out 600!!!!!  This is a tri-fold card which measures 12 x 9 1/4.   It's very simple and since I had to incorporate pictures of all 12 grandchildren I thought the ornaments would be perfect.  I'm pretty proud of myself for creating the card and I think the recipients will love it.

I promise to start posting the Christmas cards I have been making at the end of the week.