Monday, August 31, 2009

It's the Most Wonderful time of the Year....

I have been singing this song for the last few weeks now as I am looking forward to my girls going back to school on Wednesday; so when this SDC 58 challenge came up for my favorite online support group, I just had to do it. Hope your looking forward to your children going back to.

I will give the tutorial on tomorrows blog. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Christmas in August Basket

Hi Everyone,

Sorry I haven't blogged in the last couple of days, but I am having a garage sale at the moment. But I thought a little inspiration might just keep me going so I cased this project from the new 'holiday mini catalogue' and start preparing for Christmas now. I know it's a little early but you can never be too prepared. Anyhow here is the tutorial for my Christmas in August Basket.

  1. Take an 81/2 x 11 Kraft CS and cut from the 5" down the length of the paper.
  2. Using the Big Shot take your Stampin' Up! bigz xl dies 'Basket & Blooms' and put it through. That will give you the basket shape and bottom.
  3. Take the round flowery stamp from the 'Yuletide Christmas' stamp set (found in the 'holiday mini catalogue' with Old Olive ink and stamp on the front.
  4. Using sticky strip tape the edges of the basket together, then add the bottom piece to set the bottom.
  5. Using the Real Red polka dot CS (Hostess Level 1) punch with the 'Eyelet' border and attach the piece to the inside of the basket with sticky strip.
  6. Use the Real Red CS and the wide oval punch to punch the card stock.
  7. Now take the Merry Christmas stamp from the 'Yuletide Christmas' set, using the Stampin Write markers in Old Olive, Real Red, and Chocolate Chip paint the stamp and stamp on Whisper White CS.
  8. Punch it out with our scalloped oval punch and attach to the Real Red CS using our Stampin' Dimensionals to attach and then using them again to attach all of it onto the basket.
  9. Add your favorite goodies in a bag and secure it with our Sleigh bells Ribbon.
Hope you enjoy this and don't forget that the 'holiday mini catalogue' goes live on September 1.

Happy stampin' and creatin'

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

'Definitely Decorative' works in YOUR home!

I realize in our busines our main focus is on scrap booking and card making. However, we have a beautiful catalog that needs to be considered. As I have stated in my 'personal mission' is that I help you with home decor. The only way I can do that is if I show you what I have done in my house. I have done three projects and I am waiting to do the fourth project (I am still waiting to put my floor boards up). In the catalog I received the 'Bird in the Bird cage'; it is a hostess (level 2) gift only. I can help you get yours, just email me at

  • Project one is the 'Me and my family....' it sits in my kitchen above the shelf for everyone to see. I received mine free when I joined Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator. I got it in chocolate and I think it's lovely.
  • Project two my Mom had this cupboard door with glass in her house for years wanting to do something creative but didn't know what. I did! I asked her for it and applied the welcome sign to it. Easy as that.
  • Project three was inspired by my upline Nicolina Marling. When I went to her house to sign up as a demo, this was on the front of her screen door two, and I knew I had to have it!. So I got it too.
These decor elements are easy to put up and take down without taking the paint down too. That makes them versatile to change whatever your in the mood for. Take a look at our Christmas collection for the holidays for more inspiration.

As my gift to you, you can download your copy free by clicking on the catalog picture. Now that your inspired; click here to shop. Have fun decorating...see you tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I Love the Challenges

I just love challenges lately and while I was on this website it asked me to use a stamp set that I have not used in a very long time. It is today's submission to the Sudsol Design Challenge #57. I worked on it quickly as I had company coming over and the only card stock that I had cut was from yesterday's card. So I used these which is the Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, and Whisper White Card Stock. Ink colors are Pixie Pink, Barely Banana, and Mellow Moss. The accessories are a little different, I had bought these hardware circles and had not used them yet. I put the ribbon through it for a cool little effect, embossed part of the stamp with clear embossing powder and added some glitter. It is kinda cool. See ya tomorrow, enjoy, and I hope it has inspired you today.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Christmas In August!

Better get this on before the day is over. Thought I would give you a little sneak peak from our new Mini Catalog going live on September 1. I used the Yuletide Christmas stamp set and the Sleighbells ribbon. It's simple and yet elegant at the same time. Too much fun today!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Just Passing the Time Away

I finally got inspired to do something different to pass the time away; next to housekeeping of course! lol! So I thought I would use the 'Circle Circus' stamp set on Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, and Rich Razzleberry CS. I also used all the 2009-2010 'In Colors' Classic Ink Stamp Pads and just stamped wherever. A little touch of our Whisper White 5/8" organza ribbon for a touch of class. I think it turned out quite nicely. Tell me what you think?

I was also inspired by all the people who gave such support to my mother and I during the loss of my father. You just don't realize what great friends you have until a tragedy happens. So in honor of them I made this next card.

Again, I used the Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Whisper White CS. As for the inks I used Old Olive, Mellow Moss, Rich Razzleberry, and Bordering Blue. A little sponging technique with the latter and our 'In Color' Rich Razzleberry grossgrain ribbon. With the 'Great Friends' stamp set I think it's really elegent!

Now let's see what I can come up with tomorrow!!!

Sorry I took so long...

Hi everyone,

As you can see I am still new to the blogging thing. But rest assured my focus is still on the business and I plan to be adding new projects and classes on a regular basis. For all of you who new of my father's death, thank you for your support, it really did help more than you know! Well I am going to get a creatin then start posting. Take care.


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