Friday, July 31, 2009

Club projects and convention swaps

I can't believe how long it's been since I posted but I have a really good excuse: SWAPS!!!!!!!!
That's right, I leave on Tuesday for the Stampin' Up! convention in Salt Lake City. It;s like CHA for SU demonstrators, lol!!! Oh and by the way, you can become a demonstrator right NOW for only $85!!! Just go to my SU website (link is on the right) and sign up, it's really easy. Anyway I have been working on my swaps the last two weeks and getting ready for stamp club. I also want to tell you about the SASSSC weekend, but that will be later (we had a blast!).

So first I'll show you some of the swaps I've been working on.

This one is for general swapping on the convention floor. It's from the Halloween Hoot set and uses the designer paper from Cast a Spell.

Next is a little goodie purse of kisses and also features Halloween Hoot and Cast a Spell.

This next one is for the WOW swap and is also a club project. I love the new butterfly punch. And now I will use my Flight of the Butterfly set more. I hate to hand cut anything, especially butterflies (or flowers), so this punch is GREAT! The pop-up was something I saw at the Heirloom Stamp show and was very easy to do! I used every bit of the olive glitter that comes in the glitter collection and I was probably wearing half of it!!!
These next two cards are also club projects.
I love the Dasher stamp! It is a single stamp that is in the under $10 section of the NEW SU catty. The club will make this one using real red and old olive. It also uses the new scalloped square die for the big shot and the perfect details texturz plate (both wonderful new additions)
I got this layout from a fabulous fellow stamper in my side line (thanks Terri)!It is hard to see, but the cardstock under the deer has been embossed with the perfect details plate.
Here is a trio of the same card using different color combos. Terri made the one with Soft Suede and Ruby Red. There is also one with Always Artichoke, mellow moss and Bravo Burgundy. I used the Quickie Glue Pen to trace the antlers and apply dazzling diamonds for some sparkle.

I am also swapping at the SCS dinner, a punch page swap, and a single layers swap. I ran out of ribbona nd old olive paper BUT my shipment is supossed to arrive today. I'm keeing my fingers crossed.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Heirloom Rubber Stamp Show

Tomorrow I am going to Dallas with some girlfriends and SASSSC members to attend the Heirloom Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Festival. Friday night we are going to the make and takes and then we will shop and shop at the show Saturday and Sunday. I am going to enter the ATC contest and try to win some goodies. I have never done ATCs before, but found them to be really fun and inspiring and quick. The theme was "baby shower" which was lots of fun to do. Saturday night the SASSSC girls are having our Christmas in July party. I am on the planning committee and we have lots of surprises for the girls. We are trying to outdo the birthday party committee! lol! I'll have more about that afterwards, don't won't to let anything out of the bag yet!

Here are my baby shower ATCs. Most all products are from Stampin' Up!
Bundle of Joy
Cute as a Button
Rock a Bye
rock a bye baby atc
hello baby atc
For the little guy
little guy atc
Sweet Pea
sweet pea atc

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Join Today!

Have Fun Doing What You Love
From July 15 — August 31, you can join the Stampin' Up! family for as little as $85 with the Mini Starter Kit. Have fun helping friends and family create exciting projects, while earning free products and even a little extra cash!

mini starter kit

The kit includes the fabulous stamp set For All You Do found on page 118 in the catalog, ALL 6 NEW In Color ink pads, plus a pack of Whisper White 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock AND a pack of In Color Assorted 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock.
Want more ?
Purchase the standard kit for $199 and you will also receive the 6 in color ink pads and the assorted in color cardstock ($43.65 value for free)!
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I got to babysit Jaxon today. He turned 3 months on July4th. He is changing each time I see him and is just a delight. Those of you who have grandkids know what I'm talking about!!

Here's Jaxon's photo that his mother had made for Father's Day. See him sleeping?

And here is is today at Nana's house (me). Awake and playing and chewing on those fingers. I just love him and he is so sweet.

Great Swaps!!!

I hosted the demonstrator's meeting this past Sunday at my house. Our group is called the Glitterin' Gals and we've been together over five years. Our upline is no longer an active demonstrator, but my side line has stayed strong and continues to recruit new demonstrators. They are a talented group as you can see from these swaps.
Deb's swap
deb's swap
Terry 2's swap
terry 2's swap
Judy's swap
judy's swap
Melanie's swap
melanie's swap
Shannon's swap
shannon's swap
Chris's swap
chris's swap
Terry W's swap
terry w's swap
Vickie's swap
vickie's swap
Elise's swap
elise's swap
Terri's swap
terri's swap
Laura's swap
laura's swap

Monday, July 13, 2009

Get Square and SAVE!


Deal of the Week: Square Fire Rhinestone Brads
Add sparkle to your projects with our Square Fire Rhinestone brads. From July 13–19, they're just $6.99—over 30% off the regular price of $10.95!Throughout July, be sure to check my web site every Monday at 10 AM (MT) for the week's new deal. Click here ot order.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Feel Like a Big Shot!

This is week #2 of the deals Stampin' Up! is offering during the month of July. Each Monday, SU will present a new deal on a mystery product. This means saving "big time" for you. You can follow the link to my SU website to place your order. Each deal is only good for 7 days and then a new deal will be revealed.

This week you can save BIG on the Doctor's Bag that is designed to hold the Big Shot die-cut machine, cutting pad and dies for convenient storage and transport. Just $49.99! That's nearly 30% off the regular price of $69.95! This deals ends July 13 at 9:50 a.m.(mt) so order yours today!

Feel Like a BIG SHOT!!!

SU doctor's bag


Thursday, July 9, 2009


Remember when I said I had won the Creatively Cute Bloggers' Challenge with this card? Well my prize goodies came today while I was out to dinner. It came in a Stampin' Up! box which had me puzzled since I couldn't think of anything that I had ordered that I was still waiting for. I thought I must have forgotten. But when I opened it and saw all the nice goodies inside I knew it was from Lil' Inker!! Thanks, Laura, I will enjoy all the nice surprises I found inside. Take a look! Paper, primas, stickers, ribbon, eyelets, diamond dots, gable box, photo album, and camera case.


Stamp Club projects and My Beach trip

It's been awhile since I posted and that is because I was on vacation with my entire family. There were 23 in three boys, their wives or girlfriends, their children, my parents, my brother and sister-in-law, their two kids and spouses and kids. We went to a fabulous resort near Destin, Florida called Adagio. What a great place for a reunion. We rented two condos that had everything we needed and were decorated so nice. The pools (there were four!) were to best ever, and the beach was just a few steps away. We had perfect weather and the most fun. We've already booked it for the same time in 2011!

We tried soooo hard to get a group photo of all 7 of the great grand kids for my parents. This is the best one! lol! The boys were cooperative, but the two girls did not want to sit on the bed long enough for a good picture.
kids on the bed
Sunset on the beach.
sunset at Adagio

But now I have to get busy with my stamping. Let me tell you it was hard to be away from my stamping room the same week that the new catty came out!! This happens ever year, because my Dad likes to book our vacations this same week every year. But he pays for the trips so I'm not going to complain! Although, next year, he has booked a cruise for us that will be in August after convention.

So now I have stamp club to prepare, swaps to make for the demo meeting on Sunday, swaps to make for a SASSSC stamping retreat next weekend, more stamp club projects for July 31,and swaps to make for convention!!! When I see it down on paper like this I start to panic!

Okay, deep breath, here's what I have for tomorrow's club (have to make the third project when I finish this post). The first card uses Circle Circus. I got my inspiration from Lisa S at SCS. This pairs up Bermuda bay with black, crushed curry, and going gray. I put a piece of Bermuda bay through the cuttle bug and embossed it with dotted swiss, then lightly sanded over the raised dots. I love the new in color dotted ribbon which I used here. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes ( a new must have for every occasion) and punched with the new modern label punch.

This card was a case from Ilina Crouss, except I changed the color ink to rich razzelberry and old olive and added the razzelberry ribbon. The stamp set is from Kind and Caring Thoughts ( a level 3 hostess set).
razzelberry thoughts