Monday, November 19, 2012

Howdy All! 
It's that time of the year again for Stampin' Ups! Online Extravaganza!
Take a look at all the fantastic deals this week!
Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza starts TODAY, November 19th with "door buster" deals on these products:
Monday, November 19, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Retail Price
Sale Price
  Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
     Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Big Shot Doctor's Bag
Check out what else is on sale Now through November 28th!

Then on the final day, November 28th there is another one day only special on selected items!

Wednesday, November 28, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)

Retail Price
Sale Price
118941            Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)
120279            Clear Block Storage Caddy
109127            Stack & Store Caddy

COME SHOP WITH ME! Don't miss out on all the great deals!

Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by! I hope you get to grab some great deals!


Sunday, November 18, 2012

September Scrapbook Club Pages 3 & 4

Howdy All!
Today I have the 3rd and 4th pages from my September Scrapbook Club!
 I love how this layout looks! It reminds me of the warm sunny days at the end of summer!
 Back in upstate New York I used to love to take drives and see the fields of sunflowers growing!
They really do signify to my the end of summer and the beginning of fall.
I can think of lots of special people in my life whose photos I could put on these pages!
As usual, These pages were created using Stampin' Up! products, current as well as retired. The colors I used are, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White.

Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by today!
See you again soon!

Monday, November 12, 2012

September Scrapbook Club Pages 1 & 2

Howdy All! Today I will  be sharing with you the first 2 - page layout from my September Scrapbook Club.
 It's super cute, right?
I just love back to school time, don't you?
 I love the chalkboard and the scissors!
And isn't that little bookworm just adorable?
The colors I used are Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Daffodil, Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pacific Point, Crumb Cake and Brushed Silver.

Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by! See you again real soon!


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Printer's Tray Decor

Howdy All!
I thought I would share with you today one of my Halloween decor items before the holiday is gone.
 This tray took me several hours to complete, but was well worth the time.

 I got the tray from one of the big box craft stores. All of the stamp sets used are current Stampin' Up! sets.
 I use the Howlstooth & Scaringbones Designer Series Paper found in the Holiday catalog.
 I found some cute corked vials to add a bit of 3-D interest, aren't they cute?
The only retired SU! products used were some ribbons and the diecut letters!
I hope you enjoy checking out this spooky, fun project!!

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See you again soon!


Thursday, October 18, 2012

3-D Swaps for St. George Event

Howdy All!
I am enjoying my time with my grandson while my son and daughter-in-law are working on their booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center. I was so excited when my son, Drew, told me that he had to come to Las Vegas for a trade show for his company and he was bringing his wife and my 17 month old grandson! We have been having so much fun playing together!

I have for you today the last of my swaps for the St. George Event put on by Jill Olsen. These are my 3-D swaps. I hand dipped and decorated some pretzel twists and made this cute little holder from the Scallop Envelope Die.

 I decorated some for Halloween ...
and some for Christmas.
They really were lots of fun to make and everyone loved them! And the pretzels turned out yummy! Just ask my husband, he was eating them faster than I could dip them!
Next I want to try dipping some full -sized pretzel rods! I have seen so many awesome samples on Pinterest that I can't wait to try!

Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by!
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Monday, October 1, 2012

August Scrapbook Club Pages 3 & 4

Howdy All!
So, for today I have the 3rd and 4th pages from my August Scrapbook Club. The title for this layout is "Natural Beauty" and it is loaded with beautiful flowers!
My color inspiration came from the Twitterpated designer series paper and I used the Blossom Party die, Floral Frames Framelits, and the Floral Fusion Sizzlits to create all of the flowers.
 The leaves were made using the Little Leaves Sizzlits and the Blossom Petals builder punch.

 Here are a couple of pic of all the flowers assembled and ready to go for my scrapbookers to add to their pages.
 Well, that's it for now.
Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by and I hope to see you again soon!


Sunday, September 30, 2012

August Scrapbook Club Pages 1 & 2

Howdy All!
I just had my September Scrapbook Club a couple nights ago, but I still need to post my August pages first! So, today I have pages 1 and 2 from my August Scrapbook Club, titled "It's a Boy thing".
I have a few ladies in my Club that have little boys so I wanted to do a layout that would speak to them. I have two boys myself and my youngest son loved construction vehicles when he was a  little boy. When we would drive by a construction site he always wanted to stop and look at all the "messies" as he would call them. Too cute!
 I used the Chevron Textured Impressions embossing folder from the 2012 - 2013 Stampin' Up! catalog and the Woodgrain Textured Impressions embossing folder from the Holiday Catalog to give these pages some way cool texture!
 I glued strips of Basic Black cardstock onto pieces of Summer Starfruit to create the background for my title.
I used the I Dig You stamp set for my construction vehicles. The colors I chose were Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Summer Starfruit, Ridinghood Red, Basic Black, Soft Suede, and Whisper White.
Well, That's it for now!
Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by!


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Christmas Card Swap

Howdy All!
Today I have some pics of the Christmas card that I made for Jill Olsen's Stampin' Up! event in St. George.
I fell in love with this cute little snowman from the No Peeking stamp set! I used my SU! markers to ink him up and stamp him and then added some Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details(Holiday catalog) to give him some bling! I got my color inspiration from the Snow Festival designer series paper (holiday catalog).

Here is my supply list (all products are Stampin' Up!):

STAMPS: No Peeking, Owl Occasions - sentiment(Holiday catalog)

PAPER:  Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Primrose Petals, Whisper White, Snow Festival dsp

INK & MARKERS:  Basic Black, Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler

THE REST:  Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details, Whisper White/Crumb Cake Taffeta ribbon, Argyle/Perfect Polka Dots embossing folders, 1-3/4" circle punch, 2-3/8" Scallop circle punch, 1" Square punch

That's it for today!
Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by!
See you again soon!


Monday, September 24, 2012

A Flood and Some Swaps

 Howdy All!
I know I have been missing for the past month after I was on a roll with getting caught up with my postings. My basement was flooded when we had some relentless downpours last month. I know I live in Las Vegas and the first thing people say is, "I didn't know houses had basements in Las Vegas?" to which I reply, "I know, but we are lucky enough to have one!" The second thing people say is, "How could your basement flood when you live in a desert?" To which I reply, "Exactly!" But, none-the-less, it did flood and that just happens to be where my crafting space is. I've got things back to working order, but still have more stuff to get organized again. Anywho...enough about that and on to much funner things!
This past weekend I was lucky enough to go to a wonderful stamping event put on by Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Jill Olsen. We had to make the 2 hour drive up to St. George, Utah, but it was worth it. Besides all of the tips and demos we received, and the 14 projects that we made we also had an opportunity to swap cards and projects. This is one of the cards that I made.
I really like how it turned out and I love the Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalog.

Here is my supply list for this card (all products used are from Stampin' Up!):

STAMPS:  Spooky Bingo Bits, Tiny Tags, Mixed Medley(hostess set from the holiday catty)

PAPER:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black, More Mustard, Tangerine Tango, Basic Gray, Howlstooth & Scaringbone dsp

INK:  Basic Black, Basic Gray, Tangerine Tango

THE REST:  Spider Web embossing folder, Big Shot, 1-1/4" Scallop circle punch(holiday catty), 1" circle punch, Jewelry Tag punch, More Mustard 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon, 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon(Holiday catty), Googlies(Holiday catty), Rhinestone Basic Jewels(colored with a black sharpie), Stampin' Dimensionals

That's it! Super cute, huh?
Be sure to stop back again soon to see the rest of my swaps as well as the super cool Swappin' Apron I made for myself and my girlfriends! I plan to get a tutorial of sorts prepared and I will get it posted next week for all the ladies that were asking me questions about it. Here is a sneak-peek of the one I made for myself.

Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by!

Friday, August 17, 2012

July Scrapbook Club Pages 3 & 4

Howdy All!
For today, I have pages 3 and 4 from my July Scrapbook Club!
I created a really fun and yummy layout using inspiration from the Floral District designer series paper and the Mouthwatering stamp set.

 When I first got this stamp set I knew I wanted to create a Summertime themed scrapbook layout. Who doesn't love some cherries, watermelon and ice cream  when it's hot and sunny outside?
 And how about these fresh, breezy colors?

 I used popsicle sticks to embellish the journeling space.

 And I used punches for my ice cream scoops on top of the ice cream cone stamped image.

 I love the new firm foam ink pads that Stampin' Up! came out with, they stamp the large solid images so well! YUMMY!!
Here is my supply list (all products are SU! except for the popsicle sticks):

STAMPS:  Mouthwatering, Papillon Potpourri, Ticker Tape Alphabet(retired)

PAPER:  Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red, Whisper White, Crumbcake, Soft Suede, Floral District dsp

INK:  Soft Suede, Lucky Limeade, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip marker

THE REST:  Circle and Scallop circle punches, Daffodil Delight 1/4" stitched grosgrain ribbon, Lucky Limeade 3/8" Ruffled ribbon, corner rounder, popsicle sticks

Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by! See you again soon!


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

July Scrapbook Club Pages 1 & 2

 Howdy All!
I have for you today the first two pages from my July Scrapbook Club.

I am extremely pleased with the way this 2-page layout looks. The flags were a bit of a challenge for the ladies of my club to assemble but the results were well worth the effort.
The red glimmer paper stars give these pages the perfect touch of sparkle!

Here is my supply list (all products are Stampin' Up! except for the die cut letters which are by Sizzix):

STAMPS :  Independence Day (retired), Dotted Lines wheel (retired)

PAPER:  Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Real Red, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Red Glimmer paper, Color Collections DSP

INK:  Night of Navy

THE REST:  Scallop Trim Border punch, Star punches (retired), Stars #2 die (retired), Big Shot, Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Circle punches, Silver Brads, Itty Bitty Shapes flower punch

I Think that's everything.
Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by today!
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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Mojo Monday #253 on a Saturday

Howdy All!

Well, I actually did have my card finished on Monday for this week's Mojo Monday Sketch #253, but then I somehow forgot to post it!
Here is the sketch...

and here is my card!
I made this for one of my dear friend's birthday.

Here is my supply list (all products used are Stampin' Up!):

STAMPS:  Itty Bitty Banners, Blue Banner

PAPER:  Lucky Limeade, Rose Red, Whisper White, Floral District dsp

INK:  Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade

THE REST:  Cupcake Builder punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Whisper White Taffeta ribbon, basic gem

I think that's about it! Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by! See you again soon!


Thursday, August 9, 2012

June Scrapbook Club Pages 3 & 4

Howdy All!
For today I have pages 3 and 4 from my June Scrapbook Club.

This 2-page layout was a breeze for the ladies to put together, which is always an added plus for them.

And I was pleased with the color combo I chose.

Here is my supply list (all products are Stampin' Up! - retired and current):

STAMPS:  Jumble Alphabet (retired), Make it Count (retired), Everything Eleanor

PAPER:  Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, More Mustard, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White

INK:  Versa Mark, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Raspberry Ripple, More Mustard

THE REST:  Baker's Twine, More Mustard Grosgrain ribbon(retired), Top Note Die, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die, Circles #2 die, Big Shot, Circle punches, More mustard brads

I think that's everything!

I'm getting closer to being caught up with Scrapbook Club pages! LOL!

That's all for now. Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by!
See you again soon!


Monday, August 6, 2012

June Scrapbook Club Pages 1 & 2

 Howdy All! Tonight I have for you the first two pages from my June Scrapbook Club. This 2-page layout I actually scrap-lifted because I fell in love with it when I saw it on Pinterest!
Here is the link to the Sketch Savvy Blog post that shows this awesome layout!

 I am so happy with how it came together!  I changed my photo mats and added a journaling tag, but kept all of the paper ribbons.

 The stamp set that I used is retired but, I don't think I will ever get rid of it! And I love this designer series paper from the new catalog!
 Here is my supply list (all products are from Stampin' Up!):

STAMPS:  Define Your Life, Defining Alphabet(both are retired)

PAPER:  Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede, Comfort Cafe designer series paper

INK: Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse

THE REST:  Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die, Two Tags Bigz die, Big Shot, Linen Thread, Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon, Mini brads, corner rounder, 1-1/4" square punch to create the ribbons and banner.

This set of pages went together pretty quickly for my Scrapbook Club ladies which is something that they always appreciate!

That's all for now. Be sure to stop back again soon to see pages 3 and 4 for June!

Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by!