Friday, December 28, 2007
The card on the right uses the new SU Embrace Life set, as well as the small flower punch. I am looking forward to this class! If you would like more details, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a wonderful day!
Thursday, December 27, 2007
This picture of my husband and I is inside the front cover. The black and white labels are 7 Gypsies brand.
The pages are all on the inside of the back cover and flip out as you pull the tab on the right hand side of the book.
Here on the very right edge you can see the pulltab stamped with the flowers from Spring Solitude.
I'm excited about how it turned out and it should be a fun class. Heading off to bed now.....snow is in the forecast tonight! :)
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Well, one of my favorite parts of Christmas is giving out gifts, especially handmade ones. This year, I decided to give some of my regular customers some card kits for Christmas. Included were everything to make this card, except adhesive. I thought, you know, everyone can use thank you cards around Christmas time, so what better gift?
Here are the 6 finished kits in their cello bags. Man, I just love cello bags, they make everything look so professional and tidy! :)
Here's the finished product. I am really excited about being able to preorder this Level 2 hostess set, since I would normally never have a workshop big enough to earn one. Stay tuned tomorrow for an awesome flip book project that I will be teaching as a class at my LSS in January. Good night!
Stamps: Spring Solitude, small flower from Priceless
Paper: Bali Breeze, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive
Ink: Pumpkin, Black, Turquoise, Pink Passion
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Anyway, the card above is one I'm thinking of doing for my Christmas cards this year. I have been so busy prepping for my Christmas card class and doing a scrapbook for someone at work, I have had no time to work on my own cards! That's OK though. I find I work better under pressure, lol!
Paper - Bashful Blue, Choc Chip, WW
Ink - Choc Chip
Stamps - Verve Visual
Other - White Organdy Ribbon from JoAnn's, Scallop and circle punches
This is one of the five cards we made at my 50 Christmas Cards Class. A bit labor-intensive, I found out! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Paper - Choc Chip, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Stamps - Star Studded Season, Simply Said
Ink - Soft Sky, Choc Chip
Other - Hemp twine, soft sky stitched ribbon, choc chip taffeta
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Stamp - AMuse
Ink - Real Red
Paper - Whisper White, Basic Black, American Crafts DP
Heidi Swapp acetate heart, staples, Real Red wide grosgrain ribbon - SU!
Well, that's all for tonight, kids. See you later!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
In addition to making 50 Christmas cards with envelopes and the candle pictured above, we will also make this square transparency card. Here I used white Stazon ink with the stamp set 'The Snowflake Spot'. Everyone will also get a square stamped envelope with this card. I will definitely have lots of good snacks, and everyone will get a Christmas gift from me, too! Cost is $45 with a $15 deposit due at sign-up. Let me know if you would like to attend -- I have 4 spots left. I am looking forward to it -- it should be a fun afternoon! :)
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I am trying out a new casserole tomorrow for lunch, a mexican chicken and rice recipe. So if it's any good, I'll post the recipe.
Just got the new Crop in Style XXL tote today from Hobby Lobby with a coupon. Now I'm excited to go to my next crop! :) It's freakin' HUGE! No more lugging around 8 different bags for me!
I miss Adam. That's the bad part about working evenings, that I never see him. Except for when he comes home for lunch. Woohoooo.....but on a better note, looks like I'm scheduled to work days for the next month at least, so I can have some sort of normalcy!
Just sent out an email today for my Christmas Card Class on November 10th, so hopefully I will have a good turnout! The class I had on World Card Making Day was fun. We are planning on doing 50 Christmas cards with envelopes, plus we will make a stamped candle gift and a transparent snowflake card.
That's all for now. Time to hit the hay. Good night!
Monday, October 15, 2007
Here's me and Stephanie at the restaurant. Phew! What a long day. Fun times, though!
The wall hanging pictured above was part of a class my upline, Lisa, had this weekend. She is doing seasonal wall hanging classes, and when we're all done, we will have 12 - one for every month of the year! This Happy Fall one was actually for September, but I liked it so much I will probably use it the rest of the month. Cool!
I have also been busy the last couple of days working on a scrapbook for a friend I work with. She hired me to do it for her daughter's 18th birthday, so I have a big job ahead of me! :) I am actually enjoying it a lot, though. It's kind of refreshing to scrap someone else's life and not have to worry about the journaling part. I will try to get some pictures posted tomorrow, because I am really happy with how the pages are turning out so far.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
The new 'Recess' line from Basic Grey and some Reminisce fall paper.
I LOVE Scenic Route's paper!
I always have to have some new star paper. And these circle templates are awesome for placing brads with.
Some new idea books.
Karen Foster Halloween brads.
We drove all the way from the convention center to West Des Moines to get this "free tote bag", as Archivers called it. Ha! More like a ziploc bag! :) We did also get $5 off coupons, though, so I can't complain too much.
Flock from Archivers. Haven't used this stuff yet, but I'm excited to!
Calendar paper from Archiver's. I am planning on making one for my grandparents for Christmas this year. :)
Archiver's make and take. Cute card!
Some new patterns from American Crafts. I can never resist their paper!
Well, we just got back from the Midwest Scrabooking Association's convention in Des Moines last night. It was a fun day! We got to see a ton of cool products, and do some fun make and takes as well. Here is a cute gumball machine turned button dispenser. How cute, right? I will post some pics later today of all the cool goodies I got.
This ribbon display was just beautiful!
Here is a picture from the SU display.
Here is some of the new Sugar Coated line from Doodlebug. Very cute!
Some more from Doodlebug.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Here's a card from last night's monthly stamp class with my upline, Lisa. The 'Boo!' is actually cut out of the Creepy Crawly DP. Cool!
This was also one of my favorites. I love the punched circles along with the eyelet and the ribbon. Cute! And did I also mention that I am really wanting this set (Autumn Fest) now?
This card was probably my very favorite. I really need the spiral punch now, because I am seeing a Christmas version of this card with a snowflake instead of the leaf. Hmmm.....my SU order list just keeps growing! :)
I didn't actually get to attend Lisa's camp this month because of my work schedule, but she did give me a sample of all the goodies which was so sweet of her! This card uses the 5 petal flower punch, along with the 3 flower punch to achieve a tone-on-tone effect which is lovely! This is River Rock cardstock, in regular and linen textured.
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I also need to go to Cottage Corner up in Davenport to get some reading material for Friday. My friend Stephanie and I are driving to Des Moines for the Midwest Scrapbooking Association convention and I am super excited! I will be sure to bring my camera and share everything. :)
Still the wedding invites are looming over my head.....and the scrapbook for my co-worker....and some cards that a friend requested. Am I in over my head or what? Looks like it's gonna be a late night for me!
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Last weekend's class (my first one!) was quite a success! Thanks to all of you who came and made cards with me -- I had a lot of fun! I will be planning a 50 Christmas card class for the first part of November and another class in December -- not sure what that will entail yet. I ordered one of the Stampin' Up perpetual birthday calendars, so we'll see what I can come up with for that.
Tonight I'm going over to Lisa's for card class and I'm bringing her the samples from last weekend. I think she's got some goodies for me too! I need to make up some sample wedding invitations this week for my friend Cassandra who's getting married in May. I told her that if I did her invitations, it would be my gift to her.
I also need to work on a scrapbook that I'm doing for a friend at work. Her daughter's 18th birthday is in November, so I have to get going on that! Sounds like I should have busy week -- but anything's better than being at work..... lol!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
We had Kristen's birthday party last night at my house and had a blast! Of course I had to get her some Jodi Picoult books -- which she is hooked on now too, thanks to me! I made a pot roast, and we had mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, honey carrots.....and tons of other food.
Tonight we're having a birthday party for Karen at Adam's parent's house. September is a busy month! I'm off to Hallmark right now for a last minute gift, and I still have to make her a card. Eeek! :)
Friday, September 21, 2007
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Anyway, it was a fun time! I got some money (thanks to Mom and Kristen who are enabling me to support my stamping habit :) ), a bottle of Baby Phat perfume which smells super-duper good! Plus I needed a new bottle to switch up with my Clinique that I have been wearing for years now...), a microplane grater (sah-weeet!), and some assorted other goodies.
The funniest gift was from my sister. She knows how much I love Rachael Ray (ps -- If you didn't know it I discovered her, duh!) and she got me this hilarious refrigerator magnet that has a picture of RR's photoshoot with FHM. AND......she got me the Rachael Ray kids songs CD. WTF? That just cracks me up! I'll post a pic of it later. That KP...she sure knows how to get the good gag gifts! :)
And yes, my mom made swiss steak, and yes it was DELICIOUS. I'm like, what do you put in this again? She's like, oh......just cream of mushroom soup and milk and Kitchen Bouquet. Ummmmmm, yeah. Too bad when I make mine like that it doesn't turn out like hers! I guess that's the home field advantage that all moms have!
But, I did bring two pies - banana cream and chocolate silk. Those I can do. And for all you banana cream pie fans out there -- here's my recipe, and bonus, it's super easy too! Good night!
Banana Cream Pie with Caramel Drizzle
1 banana sliced
1 ¾ C cold milk
1 pkg (4 serv. size) instant vanilla pudding
1 pkg (4 serv. size) instant banana cream pudding
1 frozen deep dish pie shell
1 tub French Vanilla Cool Whip
Caramel dessert topping
Bake the pie shell according to package directions. Arrange banana slices in bottom of crust. Whisk together pudding mixes and milk for 2 minutes. Gently stir in half of the cool whip. Spoon into crust. Refrigerate at least 3 hrs or until set. Top with remaining cool whip and drizzle with caramel sauce.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Well, I finally sent in my paperwork yesterday to become an SU demo! I'm so excited and especially anticipating that HUGE box of goodies that Mr. Brown will be bringing me. I added on the option to purchase the scrapbooking stuff, which includes an alphabet set, a simply scrappin' kit, and an album (among other things). I have a lot of friends who are into scrapbooking and not card-making, so I think my first workshop will be a scrapbooking camp. Now I just need my supplies so I can start planning!
This week is especially good too because I had a four-day weekend. Just the right amount of time off that I needed, I think.
That's all for now, I'm off to work! :)
PS -- I forgot to mention that I am selling a ton of my non-SU crafting supplies on Ebay (and some retired sets, too) since I cannot demonstrate those items. Among which are a scalloped punch, clear stamps, and some nice Colorbox inkpads. You can see everything here: http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZchapin2508
If you see something that hasn't been bid on that you would like, email me at email@example.com and if it doesn't sell there, it's yours! Thanks!