Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Wow we had an awesome weekend, hope yours was too!  Are you ready for Halloween, we are!  Tomorrow I will post pictures of the kids in their costumes and with all the loot they came home with.

This weekend we celebrated Alyssa’s 8th birthday.  She is growing so fast it in and of itself is scary.  My babies are growing up so fast!  So of course it was a Halloween celebration and frankly I really was impressed with how my cake for her turned out.  She wanted a spider web cake and with the new cake turntable and edger I bought this is how it turned out.  Take a look…

 

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I would make the ‘Cake Boss’ proud!!  I will send out more photos tomorrow, I just thought I would share what has been going on in my life with you!  Don’t forget, November 3 starts the Sudsol Blog Tour, so be sure to stop by that day!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Another MARK YOUR CALENDAR Day



 JUST ANNOUNCED!!!!


Mark your calendars and join Stampin' Up! as we celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day with a four-day online event, November 4-7. This event is for everyone!!!
  • FREE digital downloads
  • Project ideas
  • Announcement of 2011 My Digital Studio Contest winners
Check out these amazing downloads you'll get for FREE:



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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

FEAR OF VELLUM!

Today I decided that I was just going to make something for the sake of creating and nothing else.  No tutorials, no stress, just for fun!  On the Inkspiration 4U Christmas Edition 2011 there was a color challenge for the week which included the Stampin' Up! colors Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy and Gold.  My title does say 'fear of vellum' and to be truthfully honest I have had a fear of vellum for many years.  I love the elegance it brings along with a touch of class but...I never could get it to work right.  I tried printing on it, overlaying, but until I became a SU demo I never had stamped on it.  Well today is the day...take a look...



I used our gold embossing powder and embossed on the vellum!  I really like the new 3/8" quilted satin ribbon in the Cherry Cobbler (which by the way has become my new holiday favorite color!!) which you can find in the new holiday mini.  Add some gold brads and I think you have a winner.

Now I will be slammed these next couple of days as I will be volunteering at the school with a ton of errands so I don't know if I will be posting.  That being said I plan on making something special for my nephew for his birthday (a tad late) but I won't be posting it until later Friday afternoon.  So if you don't hear from me you know why.  Until then, I will talk to soon!

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Mark Your Calendars!!!

Mark your calendars for NOVEMBER 3, 2011 folks!  Because it's time for another SUDSOL Blog Tour!!!






Another fun and exciting tour is about to begin for the Christmas Holidays.  Woot Woot!


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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Temporary Post

Sorry ladies just checking to see if this will post on my facebook page.  Hopefully I will see you tomorrow!

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Joy Rising!

I am still here!!!  That is if you have been wondering where I have been the last two days.  But since you are following and I consider you my friends the least I can do is share with you what has been going on while I have a moment.

I meant to blog on Wednesday but a crisis developed here so that had to be dealt with and by the time I was going to check in and say hi, the email update wouldn't have made it in time.  That day over.  When they say bad things happen in threes well that is true.  My precious baby Bella (she is my dog) got into something that day and got really sick, woke me up at 2AM Thursday morning still throwing up and just kept going on.  It was so bad she had some blood in it around 6 am.  I bet you are wondering why I didn't take her to the vet, well that is easy enough no money.  So with all of the errands I had to run I was worried that she wouldn't make it but GOOD NEWS she relaxed and got better!

Now I have been watching Oprah's Life Class on her network called OWN, I must be going through a mid life crisis (Bwaaaa haaaaa) as I have a had a few AHA moments.  One of which is I have finally figured out my calling of getting enjoyment out of making people happy and seeing their faces of joy from when they learn something new.  In other words being able to teach what I love to do!  One of the winners from my blog candy said this (and made me cry while reading it)

"Holy Moly!!!!  This is totally awesome!  Thank you!!  Thank You!!   Thank You!!!!
I am eager to check out The Frugal Scrapbooker club. My customers will be eternally grateful! :)
And, the Christmas Edition of Inkspiration 4U...great timing.
I have a couple craft fairs coming up and know I will get some great inspiration from this.
Love the sketches, too
Oh, did I say  THANK YOU!?!?!?!
Stampin Hugs,
Debbie Flattum"

Oprah calls it 'Joy rising' and speaking of 'Joy Rising' I am having a class this weekend and I know you can't physically be here so if you want to participate I have made 3 PDF tutorials on the cards.  Here is a teaser picture of them and you can order them on the cheap!


You can order the PDF's here for only $8.98 for the 16 pages.  Until Monday, have a great weekend and thank you for sharing your time with me  :)



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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

SKATES R US!

This is going to be a quick post and I must admit I cheated  -)  Well that all depends on what the intention was.  I WILL be doing a hard copy version of the two pictures I have of my daughters skating for the second time but I thought I would do a digital version for now until I get the photos printed.  I will be uploading it to the Sudsol gallery later today for the Scrapbook Challenge and speaking of which I will be announcing shortly the date of the next SUDSOL BLOG TOUR!  I am a part of it again and this time I am second on the list!!!  (Blushing here) but I am really impressed at how the projects turned out!  Really went out of my comfort zone for these and have to figure out which lucky family member will get them for Christmas, he he (Blushing still  :))

Ok, ok here is the scrapbook page and then off to the business chat on Sudsol.  Have an awesome day ladies and heh---thanks for stopping by  :)


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Monday, October 17, 2011

BLOG CANDY WINNERS



Wow, I want to send out a HUGE thank you to all of you who left kind comments and started following my blog via email updates.  I would love to see more followers so if you happen to be visiting and your new please be sure to sign up for my newsletter and for email blog updates!  This is how I keep in touch with you!

I would like to announce my blog candy winners:  Deborah David and Debbie Flattum are the winners of the two free passes to the Inkspiration 4 U Christmas Edition AND


Debbie Flattum is also the winner of the 6 month subscription to my 'The Frugal Scrapbooker' virtual online club.  Congratulations to both of you!!!

I also wanted to share with you today just how proud I am of my daughter and who says you can't train these kids to look after your stamping stuff.  Take a look...

She always cleans the stamps before she changes ink and put the stamps back when she's done.  She was making her own birthday invites and she will be 8 on October 30.  I am very proud of her in how well she takes care of these things and how much enjoyment she gets out of it! 

Now I am off to make my projects for the next Sudsol Blog Hop next month.  I will see you tomorrow!!!
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Friday, October 14, 2011

HERE WE GO AGAIN!

I have to say this is just getting ridiculous, this year is not over and I yet again, have to attend another memorial service tomorrow.  Found out a very dear friend passed away last Saturday and therefore another memorial service.  So this time taking my own advice I made two of these cards today so I have an extra one for just in case.  It really is a very elegant card, I love the color combination with the unique embossing technique, while utilizing Stampin' Up!'s new In Colors for this current year...Take a look...



I told you it is beautiful, what a classic card this is.  Download your FREE PDF tutorial by clicking HERE!!!

Don't forget I will be making those drawings tonight with random.org for the blog candy winners and will send them an email tonight to let them know.  I will announce the winners here on Monday.

Remember I don't blog on weekends but from my house to yours, have a safe and blessed weekend!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tomorrow is the final day - ANNOUNCING - THE FRUGAL SCRAPBOOKER VIRTUAL ONLINE CLUB + BLOG CANDY!

Today on my blog I am announcing my very first virtual online club.  Read more to find out the blog candy...


The Frugal Scrapbooker
Your Virtual Online Scrapbooking Club

For the do it yourselfer!
Confused, lost, frustrated, and lacking inspiration!
Thinking you don’t have all the hours in the world to scrapbook!
Let me show you how you can save time, supplies and money!
Let me show you some inspiration!
Let me show you how you can accomplish multiple pages in a small amount of time!
This is a virtual online scrapbooking club that I will provide you the following:


·        15 scrapbook layouts, that are simple and easy to follow every month (which are NOT featured on Sudsol)
·        You can customize your scrapbook sizes from 6 x 6 up to 12 x 12 page layouts
·        Learn my own personal hints and tips that I use to make my own scrapbooking easier
·        You can join on a month to month basis or get a 3 or 6 month membership
·        Get discounts on all my other online classes and tutorials.
·        Take what you learn and do it on your own time and in your own home.
·        It will start on October 20th and you will receive an email on the 20th of every month!!
Testimonial – I just love Teresa's scrap layouts - I use them all the time for classes and my clients love it. "they are very easy to interpret for any occasion to help complete a scrapbook."
Start Today!
4 FREE layouts on the month to month subscription
6 FREE layouts on the 3 month subscription
8 FREE layouts on the 6 month subscription


Choose Your Subscription
BLOG CANDY!!!!

Here it is:  I am giving away one 6 month subscription!!!!

To win you need to do this:
  1. Click on the left link and sign up for my email updates for my blog!
  2. Leave a comment below this post telling me that you have done that & a comment and your email address on how this club could benefit you!
It's just that simple!  I will make the draw via random.org on lucky October 14!  I will privately let the winner know via email that night and make the announcement on my blog October17th.  Good luck!

Final Day Tomorrow - I'M A GUEST DESIGNER!!!! & BLOG CANDY AGAIN!

Hello stampers;
I'm so proud of the designers that have been working with me to make every edition of INKspirations 4U! special,
full of wonderful projects, and a place for you to "feel at home".

To know more about the Design Team, please visit
INKspirations 4U! the BLOG!!
and...
this coming Christmas Edition is not going to be any different!!
So, I'm so very happy to announce the opening for REGISTRATIONS to our
Christmas Edition 2011...A Merry, Merry Christmas!!

Did you know I have extra "FREE" tutorials on every edition?
(You end up with more than 20 tutorials with your membership)


Did you know we have challenges for you to participate?
(You have the opportunity to let your creativity "flies" getting new ideas by checking what other members are uploading at INK4U!)

Did you know we are adding video tutorials starting with our next Christmas Edition 2011?
(WOW...videos, videos, and more videos)
Did you know that among those challenge participants there is a raffle of a GRAND PRIZE for $75.00 in Stampin' Up! supplies?
(What else can you ask for?)
I'm offering the Early Bird Price of $20.00 to those who register from today until Monday, October 10th.
Then, on the 11th of October, it will be regular price of $24.99

The Christmas Edtion starts on October 17th and will run for a whole month...four weeks of tutorials, videos, extra tutorials, and challenges!


So, my question is...
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR TO JOIN US?
To register using Pay-Pal, please visit INKSPIRATIONS 4U!
Hope to see you there!


Guess what?  I am a guest designer for her and better yet, she is giving me 2 free passes to give away to you!  All you have to do is sign up for email blog updates and leave a comment with your email address!  Then I will make the draw via random.org on October 14th.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I HAVE FOUND THE CURE!!!

Ha!  I bet you thought I found the cure for cancer or something like that, well nope that's not it.  This post has nothing to do with stamping, or creating or anything like that.  If your wondering where I have been all day I have been busy working on my next project for my 12 weeks till Christmas program and finished the tutorial for my Stamp a Stack Christmas Edition 2011 that I am having next week.  For those who cannot attend I will have the tutorials available for sale shortly.

Now back to the cure!!!  I happen to be watching my daughter's favorite TV show and I discovered an app for my ipod.  Let me share with you a pet peeve of mine, I have been driving for many years and I always go 10KM over the speed limit, police don't stop you at that speed.  However, when I am on the highway and people pass me going faster and I do mean faster than I, I get really upset.  There is nothing I can do about it now...sit down...you are going to roll over laughing...download a free siren app!!!!  When you attach your ipod to your radio, when they drive by turn on your app with the sound up, windows down and watch the BRAKE LIGHTS TURN ON!!!!! Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!

Or if someone cuts you off or does something illegal, including talking on their cell phone etc., put that siren on and watch them freak.  I had been planning on making signs and keeping them in the car or my husband taking them to work for all the idiots he sees on the road but this, this app has saved the day.  CURE your frustration and download that app.  Watch the fun.  Have a great night.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

GOING DOWN MEMORY LANE TUESDAY

First of all a reminder to leave a comment and sign up for blog updates via email to get a free 6 month subscription to 'The Frugal Scrapbooker' Online Club and also I am giving away 2 free passes to the Inkspiration 4U Christmas Edition Remember to guarantee your spot in 'The Frugal Scrapbooker' Club you can click on the right sidebar to sign up!  See you tomorrow.

 I hope you had a great long weekend!!!

 Memories For Mom


I participate in yet another fun challenge on Sudsol (Demonstrators click on the link in the sidebar to get your free 2 week trial!) and this time the challenge included a 6 x 6 scrapbook page...


this time, after having it for awhile now and not used it, I decided to play with my large two-step bird punch.  My upcoming Special Class this month will be utilizing this punch for some card making fun! 

However, this challenge, wanted a matching card to go with it...


and I am pretty sure I will be sending this card to my Mother for all that she does for me now that my Father has passed.  I believe  a strong card should go to a strong woman and she deserves it!

Friday, October 7, 2011

GIVE THANKS!

Ha!  It just donned on me what a coincidence this turned out to be!  I cased this card from fellow demonstrator Mary Brown and it allowed me to play with my new toys that I got this week!  All I know is that I have to work on my 12 weeks of Christmas project for this Sunday when I am done here.  That being said take a look at this card...



First I have to tell you I love the color on color with texture being the difference on it.  However, to be honest the new stamp set called  Hand Penned Holiday literally took my breath away.  I am NOT kidding I really, physically stopped breathing when I took it out and stamped on the paper.  This will go down as one of my all time favorite stamp sets EVER!  This one is an absolute MUST to have in your aresenol of sayings.  Actually I hope SU will come out with more sayings in that particular font.  Alright, moving on, I said it was coincidence that this is coming out on my blog today because 1) Monday is Thanksgiving here in Canada so no blog post that day 2) That my Mom was kind enough to save my financial derriere this week and I will be spending time with her on Sunday going to Church and celebrating Thanksgiving early.  Which reminds me I better figure out something special for supper on Monday.  My girls might be upset if it is the same old boring stuff.  LOL

Anyhew, CLICK HERE for the tutorial on the card AND do NOT forget to a) leave a comment and sign up for email blog updates to win one of 2 free passes for the Inkspiration 4 U Christmas Edition AND b) do the same for a FREE 6 month subscription to my virtual online scrapbooking club 'The Frugal Scrapbooker.'

Talk to you again on Tuesday!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

I'M A GUEST DESIGNER!!!! & BLOG CANDY AGAIN!

Hello stampers;
I'm so proud of the designers that have been working with me to make every edition of INKspirations 4U! special,
full of wonderful projects, and a place for you to "feel at home".

To know more about the Design Team, please visit
INKspirations 4U! the BLOG!!
and...
this coming Christmas Edition is not going to be any different!!

So, I'm so very happy to announce the opening for REGISTRATIONS to our
Christmas Edition 2011...A Merry, Merry Christmas!!

Did you know I have extra "FREE" tutorials on every edition?
(You end up with more than 20 tutorials with your membership)


Did you know we have challenges for you to participate?
(You have the opportunity to let your creativity "flies" getting new ideas by checking what other members are uploading at INK4U!)

Did you know we are adding video tutorials starting with our next Christmas Edition 2011?
(WOW...videos, videos, and more videos)
Did you know that among those challenge participants there is a raffle of a GRAND PRIZE for $75.00 in Stampin' Up! supplies?
(What else can you ask for?)
I'm offering the Early Bird Price of $20.00 to those who register from today until Monday, October 10th.
Then, on the 11th of October, it will be regular price of $24.99

The Christmas Edtion starts on October 17th and will run for a whole month...four weeks of tutorials, videos, extra tutorials, and challenges!


So, my question is...
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR TO JOIN US?

To register using Pay-Pal, please visit INKSPIRATIONS 4U!

Hope to see you there!


Guess what?  I am a guest designer for her and better yet, she is giving me 2 free passes to give away to you!  All you have to do is sign up for email blog updates and leave a comment with your email address!  Then I will make the draw via random.org on October 14th.


While you are here take a moment to sign up for my virtual online club -- The Frugal Scrapbooker--you won't be disappointed!!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

FEATURED STAMPER OF THE WEEK - ADRIANA BENITEZ

Wowzers, I am super excited about this week's FEATURED STAMPER! Her name is Adriana Benitez and she just does a wonderful job. So much so that she is one of the Sudsol featured stampers!  Her scrapbooking is amazing and what she does on the page inspires me a whole lot, I hope it inspires you as well. Here are the photos...



Bonus for us she has included this video for us to do the peekaboo box...



For more deets check her out at http://escape2stamp.com/ 

Get inspired!!!

If you would like to be a Featured Stamper on my blog please contact me at teresa@thescrappinmama.com

Stay tuned as tomorrow I have another big announcement and more blog candy for you.  Until then happy stampin'

Saturday, October 1, 2011

THE FRUGAL SCRAPBOOKER ONLINE CLUB - SAMPLE!

Just to give you an idea of what to expect with my 'The Frugal Scrapbooker' Online Virtual Club, check this sketch out!!!


See you Monday!!!

 

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