Wacky Wednesday 1-28-09

Thanks so much to all of you who made it to my open house.  I had a great time and I hope you did too.  For those of you who couldn’t make it here is some of the fun you missed.  Maybe next time you will be able to join in the fun.


Because it was and open house and there was no official hostess to give a gift to and my prize drawing was for the hostess benefits I decided to give each guest a special gift for coming.  Each guest received one of these fun Good friend boxes and each was filled with a different surprise gift.  Once again I used the new Good Friends Stamp Set #113740 $28.95 and the fun new Petal Pizzazz #113417 $32.95.

just-bee-card-envelopeThen each guest had the opportunity to create 2 fun make and takes.  The first used the set Just Buzzin’ By #113228 $27.95.  This is one of my favorite new stamp sets.  We made a card and a matching envelope.  It’s hard to see but the card says “just buzzin’ by to say…”  Then on the inside it says “have a honey of a day!  We also stamped a cute flower on the inside.

valentines-treat-bagThe second project used the wonderful big shot top not die #113463 $21.95 and some of the products from the Love you Much Bundle #115405 $41.48.  We used the heart to Heart Punch #113694 $15.95 and the Love You Much Stamp Set #113756 $25.95.  The Bundle also includes the Candy Lane DSP#113980 $9.95 which I love so much that I didn’t have enough left to use.  If you bought these products separately they would be $51.85 but you can save 20% on the bundle for just $41.48 through the end of Januray.  Hurry fast time is running out.

My guest also had the chance to check out my retired sets for sale, earn chances to win the hostess benifits, visit with old and new friends and have a little bit of chocolate.  We had a great time.  I still have lots of sets for sale you can check them out by clicking here.  Be sure to check out the great specials I have going along with them.

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Stamping Sunday 1-25-09

I had a meeting on Saturday and I was asked to demonstrate and new technique.  She explained it to me over the phone and sent me a few pictures then I had to figure it out.  This technique was so easy and I loved it.  I also love that it looks really complicated.  I debated on which category to post my samples in.  I finally decided on Stamping Sunday because I think I’m going to use this fun technique for club.  I still have a few openings so if you want to come and learn how to do this great technique come and check out club.  Click here to find out more info on club.

zoofariThe technique is called faux leather so I started to think of what kinds of things I could do that would have a leathered look.   My first thought was an alligator.  So I started playing with punches and came up with this fun alligator.  Then the page just developed from that.  All the letters are also done with this great technique and then I cut them out using the big shot serif alphabet #113464 $149.95.  I really love how the page turned out.  I can’t wait to put some of our pictures on it from Animal Kingdom.  I used the Wild About You set #115110 $25.95.  The paper is #112164 Chocolate Chip Patterns DSP $9.95 and #112160 Old Olive Patterns DSP $9.95.

leather-purseThe project that was shown to me was a purse so this is what I came up with.  Once again I used the big shot and this time I used the top note die #113463 $21.95.  The basic purse is made with 2 dies and the top is done with the faux leather and then folded over.  I used the awesome Filigree Designer Brads #112577 $5.95 to dress it up a bit and give it the girly girl look.  Underneath the brad is a piece of Velcro so it’s easy to open.  I stamped on it with Doodle This #114954 $33.95 and used Tombow Glue #110755 $3.95 to apply Dazzling Diamonds glitter #102023 $4.50 to give it a little sparkle.  The butterfly is from the set Dreams du Jour #111624 $18.95.  It’s wings are also touched with glitter.  I filled a cellophane bag with chocolates so it makes a great gift for any girl.

mama-baby-elephantMy last project was these fun elephants.  I got the idea from one of my favorite blogs Inking Idaho.  If you want to check out the actual post you can click here.  I believe it was idea from several other talented demonstrators.  I believe the name of the talented person that came up with this darling nugget box is Kelly Sampson.  I followed some of the links and found her website.  She has a whole family of these great critters.  You can check it out by clicking here.  They are designed to hold a little chocolate nugget.

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New Spring/Summer 2009 Catalog

su2009sscIt’s finally here!  Well it’s been here a few days, but I’ve only been home a day or two so I’m finally getting it on my blog.  Hopefully you have all had a chance to see it on my demo site.  If not you can check it out now. 

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Here are just a few of my favorites:

Stamp Sets:
Just Buzzin’ By #113228 $27.95 pg 57
Cute & Cuddly #113682 $26.95 pg 67
Once Upon a Time#113746 $19.95 pg 71
Just Riding #115008 $13.95 pg 74
Just Surfing #115012 $13.95 pg 75
Hit the Road #113242 $19.95 pg 103

Candy Lane DSP #113980 $9.95 pg 159
Happy Memories SSK #113936 $19.95 pg 163
Thanks X2 Card Elements & More #114594 $24.95 pg 168
Fleurettes #114019 $9.95 pg 177
Stampin’ Up! Billboard #114510 $21.95 pg 198
Stampin’ Up! Big Bold Cupcakes #114509 pg 201
Stampin’ Up! Backgrounds 1 #114512 $11.95 pg 203

There are tons more but I can’t list them all.  I’d love to here what some of your favorites are.  Just leave a comment on this post.

If you are like me and would love have a copy in your hand there are several way you can get one:
Join my club and get one for FREE.
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Marvelous Monday 1-19-09

cherishThis great page was done by my up-line Janice Barlow a couple of years ago for Convention.  I have always loved this page.  I just think the colors are beautiful together.  She colored the pretties flowers by putting them in a solution of ink refills and water I think.

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Swapping Saturday 1-17-09

Time for swaps again and I’m still wishing I knew who it was.  I forgot to say one other thing as to why a lot of these cards don’t have names.  When we go to the local meetings we usually do full cards instead of card fronts like at convention.  This way we can actually use the card.  However because of this we often don’t put our name directly on the card.  Some will include a business card or the card might have a sticky note with the name, but they often get lost or removed.  That’s why I don’t know who to give the proper credit to.

s-split-treesI really love this card and the way that she stamped the trees and then cut them apart.  I just think it is a really neat look.  I also really liked how she put on the ribbon.  It’s unique and different than the traditional knot that most people do (including myself).  I think it’s a beautiful card.

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