Monday, August 25, 2008

Inspired by Nature....

Hi Everyone!

Today I actually had time to stamp. It has been a little bit since I have stamped anything so I am happy to have a new card and picture for you. I love Michelle's work and wanted to try the techniques myself so I grabbed a new set and went to work. If you haven't tried using your brayer you really need to give it a try!

These are the cards that my friend and I completed. We really love the way they turned out! Ya wanna guess which one I did?? LOL

The colors of cardstock that were used were Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, More Mustard, Black, Barely Banana & Brown. The grass is from the new stamp set Inspired by Nature. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this set. The arrows are from the arrow punch by SU. All products are Stampin UP! If you have any questions just email me!

Thanks for looking!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

DSP Gift bag..

Hi Ladies

Seem things never slow down enough lately for me to regularly update my blog :( I needed a quick gift bag to take over to my girlfriends house last night. It was her birthday recently and I had a stamp set she had been wanting so I gave it to her. All the quick little totes and bags I kept seeing online weren't big enough to put it in. So I remembered learning how to do this bag from my adopted upline. I hope you like it :)

It is made with 2 sheets of DSP so the dimensions of the bag are pretty big. I was able to put in the stamp set, tissue paper and card with plenty of room to spare. When I took it over to her house she loved it and I think was surprised when I told her I made it out of DSP. She then wanted the DSP paper but it is retired :( I still have some in my stash that I am going to give her ..wink wink.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Bella Rose paper bag tote .....

Hi Ladies

I made this paperbag tote for my upcoming Hawaii club members. They like see the versatilty of things you can do not just cards. I also wanted to show off the new Bella Rose DSP and the gorgeous new in colors. I used Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss (love those two colors together) pieces from the new Bella Rose DSP, Vanilla 5/8 ribbon, word window punch, scallop punch, circle punch and the define your life stamp set. If you would like to know how to make this cute paperbag tote just email me :)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Pictures as promised!!

Here are two of the make and takes that I did at convention.  The first one is one of those white paper totes that SIMG_2571U sells covered in DSP.  It is the new in color Tangerine Tango :)  The ribbon is the NEW so saffron twill, it is soooo soft and pretty.   I am loving this stamp set Inspired  by Nature.  It is a double mounted stamp so its like having 2 background stamps on one block!  When I first got the set I wasn't to sure about it, but since I have used it a few times I can say its going to be a favorite!! 

The next picture is of a quick 8 x 8 scrapbook page.  Uses the new flower fusion felt flower in bajIMG_2572a breeze.  LOVE THEM!!  Thanks for looking!!








Happy Stamping!

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sorry for the absence...

Hi everyone,

I am sorry I haven't posted anything in about 5 days. Things have been crazy since I have been back from convention. I had company, hubby had eye surgery...the good kind. He know doesn't have to wear glasses! He is very excited about it, since about a year ago they said he didn't qualify but the technology has advanced and he qualified! So I had to drive him everywhere for about a week before he was released to drive. During that time our dog had to have surgery as well to have a lump removed off his leg. We had it tested and it was a mast cell tumor so we are happy to have caught it and removed it early on. He still has his stitches in and it is about 3 1/2 to 4 inches long. YUCK! I don't do well with blood. He is doing well even though he wants to lick the stitches.

I promise tomorrow I will post a picture of a couple of items I made while at convention :) Thanks for still checking in, I appreciate it!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Catalogs have arrived... :)

Hi Everyone...

I finally received my case of catalogs yesterday! If anyone would like to buy one just let me know:) Their is a lot of GREAT stamp sets and embellishments in it.

I will post some more pictures later of it.

Happy Stamping!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Treat Swap....

This is a new set that I received at Convention called..  Flight of the Butterfly.  It will be IMG_2555in the new catalog and you can order it after August 11th.  :)   I love this little treat box.  It just takes one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11" paper.  I used the Bali Breeze card stock with the Bali Breeze ink pad to make my own patterned paper.  Then I used Pacific Point with Kiwi Kiss to stamp the image and mat it. I also used the CAD to punch the holes for the white taffeta ribbon.  I love this color combination :)   If you have any questions just email me :)


Thanks for looking!


Coaster share... :)

I hosted a coaster share (bulk buy) with ladies on SCS, friends, and SU demos.  They have finally arrived and I divided them all up into shipping boxes.  This is what my guest room looks like now.  Good thing my company just left!  This is over 8,000!!! coasters.  About 25 ladies participated in the share.  I can't wait to create some IMG_2560projects to share online with all of you!










Happy Stamping!!


Monday, August 4, 2008

I was tagged twice (while at convention) LOL...


I was awarded the Blogging Friends Forever award!!  YIPPEE my first award :) This is also the 1st time I have been tagged and I was tagged twice within a day!  The 1st person that tagged me is Jackie.  We frequent each others blogs and she does some great stuff!  The second person that tagged me, (I believe because Jackie tagged her is CrisCris and I have become good blogging buddies.  We met on SCS because of our avatar photos.  Cris and I hit it off immediately and have been emailing and chatting since.  Definitely check out both of their blogs TODAY :)

Since I am new at tagging I hope its ok to pass this on for both of them at one time :) 

The rules are:
1. Only five people allowed
2. 4 of them have to be dedicated followers of your blog and 1 has to be new and live in another part of the world.
3. You have to link back to who gave you the award.
It was kind of hard to chose who to give the awards to because I'm very new to the whole blogging world and don't think I have too many followers.  But if you are a follower of me... THANKS!!!  It really means a lot to me :)


The award of BFF goes to.......... (drum roll please)

Michelle lives right here in San Antonio, Texas and is a fellow military spouse.  We met on SCS and  have become great stamping pals.  She LOVES to stamp and does a wonderful job at it. 

Dragana Skoro lives in Canada (another part of the world ) and has such a wonderful heart. I love the comments she leaves for me on my blog.  Check her blog out for beautiful cards and creations.

Tracy does excellent painting!!  I know its not stamping but for me I stamp because I CAN'T paint.  She is very lucky to have the gift to do both! Check out her fun blog with her painting creations and cards.

Jessica Russell has such a lovely blog.  She is a fellow Stampin Up Demonstrator and does an awesome job creating projects & cards.  She is having a sale on A LOT of her retired sets from SU so check her out for some great buys!

Last but not least..

Heather  I don't know where she can find the time to come up with the cute cards and projects she does.  She works full-time, has 7 kids...YES 7... can you believe that?!?!? 

Well there you have it... my list of my blogging friends.. until next time!


Take care and Happy Stamping!!

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Sunday, August 3, 2008

I'm Back!!

Hi Ladies,

I have returned!  It was a fun and exhausting time at Convention.  I think it is a must for any demonstrator to experience it at least once!  I won't ramble on here because again I know you just want to see the pictures.  Plus I am running on little DSC03657sleep so the more I type the more chance for typos :) 


Here are some pictures of some of our new DSP! :)  Check back daily for different sneak peaks...  Subscribe and to get the latest updates and to keep in touch! 


Happy Stamping!!





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