Thursday, June 24, 2010

Upcoming Open House

Stampin' Up! is releasing their 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog on July 1.  

I will have an open house on Friday, July 2, 2010 from 10:00AM - 7:00 PM.  You can come by any time between these times.  

I will have new papers and product to show you.  You will have the opportunity to pick up your FREE catalog if you are in my hostess clubs or purchase a catalog for $10.00 or get one for FREE when you book a party with me. 

There will be a make and take and light refreshments.  Everyone that RSVP's and attends will receive a FREE Gift.

You will also  have an opportunity to sign up for a ribbon share that I am doing.  More information at the open house.

You will also have the opportunity to purchase my retired stamp sets and retired accessories at a discounted price!!

I will also have a box of stamp sets where you will be able to choose one FREE stamp set with every $50.00 order from our new catalog.  This is on a First come First Serve basis.     

RSVP to me at by June 30, 2010 so I am sure to have enough projects prepared for this event and FREE gifts.

Graduation Favors

These are some favors that I made for Sarah's graduation party.  The grad caps were made using a rolo candy and a 1 1/2 glorious green square with a brad and a piece of gold floss (her school colors).  The box is made with our #114890 Matchbox Bigz xl sizzix die.  I used a piece of Crushed curry polka dot ribbon as a belly band and then an old stamp set that had a grad cap in it and Curly label #119851 to punch it out.  I put 2 Hershey miniature candies inside wrapped in DSP with Thanks on it. 

I decorated some glass vases with her school colors in ribbon and used the owl from the graduate stamp set we have in the mini catalog.  I filled the vases with candy and had like a mini candy bar.  

This was also the table that had all the food on it and then dessert.   The kids loved the candy bar!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Graduation Day for Sarah!!

Texas Tech here she comes!!!

I cannot believe my baby is all grown up and has graduated from High School!!!  She graduated with honors and will be attending Texas Tech in the Fall.  I am so PROUD of her!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ribbon Shares Coming Soon!!

Hello Everyone!!  I am going to have several ribbon shares starting on the first of July.  

Stampin' Up! has such great ribbons to offer and I know that you would like to get your hands on all of them, BUT that is just alot of money to put out all at once.  So, here is your chance to get the ribbon without having to buy the whole spool. 

On July 1st I will post several ribbon shares that I will be offering.  Check back to see if the ribbon you want is on the share.  More details to follow.  

Monday, June 14, 2010

Tiki Hut

This is a little tiki hut that I cased from Creations by Patti.  You can find her blog gives a great tutorial on her blog.  

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Father's Day Card

This is a card that my friend, Lorrie Reid, made.  I cased it for my hostess club on Saturday.  Everyone really enjoyed making this card.  Thanks Lorrie for the idea. 

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Here is another card I cased from Zindorf's blog here.
Of course I have not taken any of her classes and I don't do her techniques justice, but I enjoy trying.  ***Michelle Zindorf*** is coming to VA Beach Feb 12 & 13.  If you are interested in her class you should go to her website.  Classes fill quickly so sign up NOW!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Scrapbook Page

This was the scrapbook page that everyone made at the Hawaiian Luau Stamp Camp.  I gave them the material and they could make it anyway they wanted.  There were a few variations, but wouldn't you know...I did not take any pictures!!

Hawaiian Luau Stamp Camp

Lynne and Anne making the monkey card at my table.

Alice, Sherry, Cynthia and Martha working at the table with cards.

Some of the guest enjoying the great appetizers that everyone brought!!  

Another group of ladies stamping and making the hawaiian bear box, the picture frame and another little box.  Thank you Patty for all your help with these projects.

The last table had two projects that Darnell helped everyone with.  Margaret and Dottie were working at this table.  
Thanks Darnell for all your help with these projects!!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Gifts for the Stamp Camp Attendees

I made these gifts for each of my stamp camp attendees.  I know I found the candy in the plastic bag from Monika Davis and the box was from Jane Giggy.  She was nice enough to send me her dimensions which I tweaked just a hair to make it work for what I needed. 

Here is what is inside the box.  I used this flower from an old Stampin' Up! stamp set called Do the Hula.  I stamped and then cut each one out twice.  Glued them to together and added crystal effect on top.  I put a a pin on the back so they can wear it. 

Monday, June 7, 2010

Build a Bear hawaiian style

I made this box and needed to put something on it.  Well you know I've been in the Luau mode, so here's our cute little Build A Bear dressed for a Hawaiian luau.  I know I need to make her face a little different, but I think she is cute.  The box is big enough to hold cookies are something bigger than just candy.  It would take a lot of candy to fill this box.  This is one of the stamp camp projects that everyone made. 

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Beach Bag with 3x3 cards

Here's a cute little beach bag made with the Tropical Party stamp set and Island Oasis DSP from the summer mini catalog.  

These are the 2 little 3x3 cards that I made to go inside the the little tropical beach bag.  

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Tropical Box with cards

This is a box that I made....cannot even remember where I got the directions for this box because I had it for some time.  But it holds 4.25x5.5 cards with envelopes.  I did use a retired stamp set, but since this is a door prize, it does not have to be current stamp sets.  I love anything tropical or hawaiian so I usually never get rid of these stamp sets.  

These are two of the cards that I made to put in the Tropical Box.  They are all occasion type cards.  

Here are the other 2 cards that go inside the Tropical Box.  I figured this would make a nice door prize for someone to win.  Hope they think so too!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Tropical Can with Coasters

My friend, Darnell, brought me some of these empty cans and asked if I could do anything with them?  I said I'll see.  Well I came up with some coasters to go inside.  Now, the can can hold alot more than 4 coasters, but I just made 4 to go inside.  I am using this as one of my door prizes for my Luau Stamp Camp this Saturday.  

 This is the top of the can.  I decorated it all the same.  Made it easier for me. I left the red around the can, but maybe I should of put ribbon or something, but am kinda pressed for time.

 These are the coasters that are inside the can.  I tried doing a  "Zindorf's" style coaster.  They were fairly easy to make.  I used round coasters used ink spots and dragged them directly onto the coaster starting with So Saffron at the bottom for sand, then bashful blue and last brocade blue.  I put a small circle down first so that it left the moon or sun imprint on the coaster.  Lastly I used modge podge to cover them so they really could be used as coasters.  Well I hope they can.  

Here is just one of the coasters.  I used the Itty Bittys (cannot believe those are retiring...if you don't have them, you better get them!! because they make wonderful sand, fillers and such).  Hope you like this project and the person that wins them enjoys them!!

Mini Starter Kit for only $99.00

GREAT NEWS!! If you have ever thought of becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator either as a business or as a hobbyist for your own discount
NOW is the time! Stampin' Up! has just introduced the new MINI STARTER KIT for ONLY $99!! This offer is June 1-30 ONLY!
Here are the included items:
117050 Watercolor Trio stamp set (wood-mount) $22.95
118571 I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (clear-mount) $18.95
118486 Clear-Mount Block C $6.95
116978 Homemade single stamp* $8.95
100730 Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11") $8.50
119706 Brights Collection assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")* $6.95
115656 Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
119667 Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad* $5.95
115658 Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
100814 Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
119261 Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta ribbon* $6.95
121620 Color Coach* $14.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95

PLUS all the business supplies of the Standard Starter Kit!
Getting Started DVD
Getting Started Guide
Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog (8, shipped separately in July)
Summer Mini Catalog (8)
To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
Recruit Folders (5)
Recruit Brochures (20)
Hostess Brochure (20)
Hostess Benefits Form (10)
Customer Order Form (50)
I would love for you to join my Stampin' Up Group!  E-mail me at  if you are interested.
You can join now and pre-order select items in June from the new 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog.
Receive the new catalog with your first June order.
Enjoy full Stampin' Up! demonstrator discounts and benefits with the $99 Mini Starter Kit, including 30% off your first $150 product order if ordered within 45 days of signing up!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Cheep Talk Picture Frame

This is a picture frame that my friend, Darnell, made at my house the other night.  She needed a gift for a friend of hers that is leaving and she came over to work on something and this is what she came up with.  Isn't it cute?!!   It looks better IRL because you can see all the dimensions and depth of the birds.