Thursday, July 29, 2010

Last of the graduation parties

Well, I thought I'd have it easy on the graduation parties this year since we don't have a graduating child. (Kayla graduated in 2008, Tyler graduated in 2009 and Jonathan will be in 2011) It seems like EVERYONE else graduated in 2010. We were invited to 9 graduation parties this year. You do the math.... It's almost like paying for another party. Oh well, I'm so proud of all these young people that we have in our lives. This Saturday we will be attending the last 2! One is a very, very good friend I felt like I watched her grow up. Kayla and Aly met on an All-Star cheering team and Aly was only in 4th grade at the time. She will be attending Shenandoah University in the Fall. I am so proud of her. The other is my cousins daughter. So I wanted to make a special card for them. They both graduated from the same High School, so I decided to make the same for both of them. Their school colors are Red, White and Black. Stampin' Up! coordinating colors - Real Red, Whisper White and Basic Black worked perfect. I also used the Big Shot for the Embossed Wings Butterfly sizzlet and the *NEW* Embossing Folder (don't have the name right here). I am loving the new Friends never Fade Stamp Set. I also used MDS to print out the Graduation Sentiment. I think this card is so pretty. I was inspired by a card I saw on Stampin' Connection (Stampin' Up! Demo only) You can get access too, if you're interested in finding out how, let me know.

I showed 2 different views here. I think I need to invest in a new camera. My cell phone just isn't cutting it for uploaded all of my projects. I don't get very good lighting.

Don't forget... I'm still booking workshops for August, so book yours now to get EXTRA bonus dollars to spend!!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Open House gift

I was trying to figure out something to give to everyone that came to my Open House. This is what I came up with. (along with a few other things.) Since it was held on the Hottest day of the summer so far. As each of my guests left they got to take this tag that I attached to a bottle of water to keep them refreshed as they set out on their next adventure of the day. They were a lot of fun to make. I got the idea from another demonstrator and I do apologize I do not remember her name, so I can not take full credit for coming up with this idea. I sure do thank her though for giving me the inspiration. I had a great time visiting with everyone that came. I also sold a bit of my RETIRED Stampin' Up! supplies. I still have some left so if you are interested, by sure to contact me soon. I am scheduled to do a few Vendor/Craft Fairs coming up and I will be showcasing all of my sale things at those times. I will be updating my blog and SU! website with my dates shortly. I would love for you to stop and see me. Enjoy....

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My new addiction

Cindy Rae showed us to make these darling bags. This my 4th one I've made and I love them. They are quick and easy. I will never buy another gift bag. When she showed us how to make them, we used 2-12x12 sheets of Designer Series Paper. I made one for my upline to put her going away gift in and I didn't want it to be that big so I cut it down to 10x10. So there you go you can make them any size you want. Ohh.... I'm having a blast with these. Thanks so much Cindy!!! This is the bag I made for my friend Sarah's little boy... Roman with our new Celebrations DSP. I also stamped on tissue paper with the Fox and friends stamp set in coordinating colors. This is why I LOVE what I do. You can make such great gifts and personalize them with our AWESOME coordinating colors. If you want to learn more about these bags, contact me.

Book your workshop now!!! Stampin' Up! Has just announced a Hostess special going on. Now is your time to get your friends together and you get the benefits. With a $350 workshop, you can get $25.00 EXTRA hostess dollars to spend in addition to all of the other benefits. I am booking now... so let me know what date you'd like to fill on my calendar!!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Altered empty Button container

I always wanted to make these flowers and I just never sat down to try. This past weekend while a few of us got together and went to Connecticut to have a Stamp Getaway, Kim shared a card with us on how to make them. I just LOVE them. So I came across a bunch of empty SU! containers as I was cleaning and organizing for my Open House this weekend. I thought these little flowers would be perfect for the tops of them. I am going to fill them with some little suprises and give them to the people who bring a friend on Saturday. I think the picture is a little dark, I don't have very good lighting at midnight. :) to take pictures, but I wanted to share them. I used 2 new DSP - Greenhouse Gala (absolutely LOVE!!) and Newsprint. Let me know what you think. If you'd like to recieve one, bring a friend to my Open House - this Saturday 9AM-12PM.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


It has been a long time.. I am sorry. I think I am now back on track. Especially since my fellow Love at First Stampers are really using the blog network. I'm excited to be back on track and posting new ideas and projects. Come back soon to see what I have in store. Right now I am busy preparing for my New Catalog Open House which is this Saturday at my home from 9AM-12PM. I have lots of retired items for sale. Plus I will have all of the new colors to touch and see up close and you will even get to make a little something to take home! I hope to see you there! Check back on my blog often. Have a great day!