Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Christmas in July at Bartlett Library - Big Success!

WOO HOO!  We had so much fun at the library last week! BIG thanks to my team members Carolyn Diehl, Cindi Copeland and Carolyn Rowe for helping out! I apologize that the paper didn't have your names!

So awesome that we made the FRONT page of our local Examiner paper!
here are the cards!  Everyone had such a great time making them, I've been invited back in January to make some "All Occasion" cards! 
These cards, along with a few other choices will be available to make at my "Christmas Card Buffet" that starts monthly beginning in September - get on my email list so you don't miss the dates!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Summer Sampler - This was my July Class! WOO HOO!

This was my July Sampler class project! It's a 12 x 12 Sampler to be displayed in August!  12 x 12 Samplers are quite popular these days and admittedly I did not come up with the concept, not sure where the original one was posted!   I have been holding these classes almost 3 years now, designing my own squares, and every month they are full!  I am proud of my personal designs, and get lots of compliments on them!  I'm especially thrilled when another demonstrator chooses to comment and share... most are respectful and give me credit as the designer, which I always try to do when I share a friend's design! I LOVE searching Pinterest for inspiration, especially for my card designs.  Often I use a card I find as inspiration, and "tweak a bit" to make my own - I still say "found something on Pinterest that inspired me to make this card" - I don't always remember exactly what I saw, who it was, but if you ever see anything on my blog here that you "feel is yours" please let me know and I'll back track and give you credit... WOO HOO
Here are some close ups, in case you want to "try this at home" LOL
Row one - Fun Ice Cream Bar, Beach Umbrella and Beach Bag! I used the new Fiesta Designer Paper.
Flip flops! - I "free handed" these, Sunshine and Lemonade - used the new "Mixed Drinks" stamp set, Item #141928 27 photopolymer stamps $21.00 you will find this in your hymnal, I mean catalog, on page 153! LOVE IT!
It's not summer without watermelon (well my nephew Patrick would beg to differ with you!), then camping... cute camper from the "You're Sublime" stamp set Item #138732 $27.00 for wood blocks, #139309 $19.00 for Cling stamps (red rubber, but uses size D clear block) and ... a fun sherbet cone! 

Thanks for looking... I really need to get better at posting - I find my stuff on other blogs and facebook pages and videos... but not my own... HAHAHA!  WOO HOO! 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

WOO HOO! Fifteen Years with Stampin' Up!

Yippee!  I'm celebrating my 15 year anniversary this month with Stampin' Up!  If you got here via the email I sent out... CONGRATS!  Email me, and let me know you "clicked through" and you will get ANOTHER ENTRY TO WIN!  Everyone else - Contact me, say "what are you talking about?" and I will send you the email... you can win something too!  But it only goes through April 30th... So contact me NOW...

Monday, February 22, 2016 like a lion, out like a lamb!

Well... the way I (don't) blog, you would think I never stamp! But I do, I do!  and the newest cat stamper to the family, Lily... likes to help! Do you see here in the photo?
We are making this project in my Stampin' Den this month - each month we make a 12 x 12 Stampin' Sampler to display the next month at home! Buy one frame, swap out the project each month!  This is the cute one we're doing for March. - I used the "Cherry on Top" Designer paper stack - LOVE LOVE the Cucumber Crush, with Watermelon Wonder - and I actually chose Daffodil Delight rather than Crushed Curry, just wanted that "brighter yellow" for Spring which is arriving... SOON!
Contact me if you live in the area (western suburbs of Chicago) and I can let you know when classes are held!  You can also get on my mailing list.. that helps too!
Happy day!

Saturday, January 16, 2016's January... are you sure it's not Halloween...because...

Where does the time go?  WOW... the last time I was here... OCTOBER 20th... what a slacker!  Well, I'm gonna have to fix that... but not today!  LOL... just thought I'd pop in and let you know I have plans to get back on track, I mean it's a New Year... everyone has great plans, great intentions.. so we'll see if I'm the 95% that doesn't carry through... or if I actually manage to get this act together!
IN the meantime... there's a NEW Occasions Catalog out... and it's SALEABRATION!  Which means FREE STUFF when you order $50 or more...
Contact me if you want me to send you the catalog and brochure... I also updated the links here so you can see them online... well, I actually didn't yet... but since I can "schedule" this to post AFTER I do update... I just pretend I already did it... well that's way more than you needed to know...
Happy New Year!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Should I call this post Ornament Card... since the Ornament card was featured under Pointsettia Punch! hah!

You see why I don't do this.... I'm challenged!  In lots of areas.... lol
HERE's the Poinsettia Card, which we made at our Christmas Card Buffet this weekend... it was the biggest hit!

Once again, so much prettier in person... someday when I have extra minutes (not this week!) I'll figure out how to take awesome pictures...
LOVE LOVE this card!
Supplies used from the AWESOME Holiday Catalog:
Festive Flower Builder Punch 139682 $18.00   Page 31
Versatile Christmas (greeting set) Page 26
140389 WOOD $27.00  ON SALE THROUGH OCT 23rd 15% off!
140392 CLEAR  $19.00 ON SALE THROUGH OCT 23rd 15% off!
Home For Christmas Designer Paper (musical notes used here)  Page 9
139592  $11.00 

I have a fun trick for making the flower... wouldn't it be GREAT if I could figure out the darn videos...
Try to follow along...
Punch a 1" circle to build your flower on.
Stamp and punch out SIX of the "double" petals (I used Cherry Cobbler)
On the circle, criss cross THREE of these double petals to form a circle of 6
then CUT THE REMAINING THREE into single petals.
Add a touch of Tombow Multi Glue onto the bottom back of each petal, and tuck in between each of the petals already on the circle, between the petals and the circle... Clear as mud?  :)  
OH... and then Punch out TWO double petals in Old Olive, cut apart, and tuck in for leaves...
Hey... videos are coming... really.... I'm so close... yeah... define close...

I repeat... ALL STAMP SETS...
are on sale through October 23rd! 
15% off!  Yippppeeeee
Now is the time to get those sets you were "on the fence" about... and save some money this week!
Click on the cute kitty with the shopping cart to the right....
or email me...

If you need catalogs... let me know... I can mail them... or if you're local, you can swing by and pick up!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Pointsettia Punch Christmas Card

it's been A MONTH...aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
but, I have to look at it this way... still an improvement since I started the blog - it was TWO YEARS between posts... so one month... lookin' pretty good!  

Here's a card that the stampers will be making this weekend at my Christmas Card Buffet!  Ladies come and make 12 cards... they choose their favorites, and make multiples of the 3-4 card designs they like the best!  I will be posting their other choices in the next day or two... or month or two... who knows!

Clearly haven't honed those photography skills yet... but.. You can get the idea...
I wanted to use the Embellished Ornaments Stamp Set without the framelits - make this one truly "FAST and Fabulous" ... 
So I just stamped the ornament with Bermuda Bay ink on whisper white cardstock which was cut 3 x 3 3/4 - then layered onto 3 1/4 x 4 Bermuda Bay cardstock.  Made the bow with whisper white seam binding. I used our new silver cording from the Holiday Catalog to make the loop, and the fun loops behind the little flower.  Add some of our Bermuda Bay sequins and a few Rhinstones... wahlah! or... wala... or wahla... or walah... you get the idea!
Fun... QUICK card... a great layout for Christmas when you need to make a ton of them!
Online store link is to the right... click on the cute kitty with the shopping cart... contact me if you have any questions!