Sunday, June 29, 2008

Weekend Work and Fun

Good morning. It's early Sunday morning and I can't sleep. That is so not like me, but since I was awake, I thought I'd come to my office and do a little catching up on things before getting ready for church. Here's what I've been busy with this weekend.

This cake was actually a last minute order. I really don't like to do cakes without a weeks notice, but she caught me at a time where I'm trying to save money for convention so I took the order. I was happy with the way it turned out and of course it's my favorite colors red and blue.
My other project was this card.
I came across this web site for the flower folding. The directions say to make 6 of the petals (tiles) to make the flower, but I had to make 8. I just couldn't get it to come out any other way. Not sure if it was me or the instructions, but I was happy with the way it turned out. The lines you see on the background of the card were scored on the diagonal. The words are on dimensionals as are the top layers of the photo corner punches. The paper used is the DSP Afternoon Tea (you can only order this though tomorrow, June 30) The card stock is Certainly Celery and Wild Wasabi as is the ink.
Well I hope you enjoyed these projects. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Friday, June 27, 2008

The Snowflake Spot

Can you believe they are retiring my beloved Snowflake Spot? I absolutely love this set. It's so simple, but can make such wow cards. I've got a couple of cakes for today and tomorrow so it's gonna be short and sweet today. Have a wonderful weekend.


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I'm a little late today...............

I'm a little late in posting today. The girls and I worked on the pool trying to get it cleaned. We had our winter cover go for a ride late this winter and needless to say that does not make for a clean pool opening, but it will get there. Most people think we have the pool because of the kids, but that's not the case. We have it because I love the water, but I'm not a beach person and speaking of the beach......................I know you were wondering how I was going to tie this into stamping (which is the reason you visit my blog, right?) well, what a better way than a "beached whale. Ok, that was bad, but this card isn't.

This was one of the make and takes at Joy Armstrong's workshop last night. Everyone loved how easy it was to make. All monochromatic, quick and easy.
Card Stock: Whisper White, Soft Sky and Blue Bayou, Blue Bayou Designer Series Paper
Ink: Blue Bayou
Stamp Set: Whale Wishes
Accessories: Soft Sky Double Stitch Ribbon
All of these items (except for the Whisper White) will be retiring come August 10 so if this set has been on your wishlist or if you need to stock up on the cardstock and ribbon, don't delay. Call me to place your order. And speaking of orders.......I will have my last order for June going in on Monday, June 30. Please feel free to contact me to place an order.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Polka Dots and Paisley

Here's another tribute to a soon to be retired stamp set---Polka Dots and Paisley. This is a set that all demos received free from Shelli (CEO and owner of SU!) when it was released a couple of years ago. We received it around Christmas time so it was very exciting. The Close to Cocoa and Pretty in Pink card is the thank you I sent Shelli for such a great gift. When this set is officially retired come August 11, I will put it on my shelf of retired stamp sets that I will be keeping. It will serve as a reminder of the great company that I work for and besides that I can still stamp with it. *grin* If you'd like to purchase this set before it retires for good, please contact me soon.

Monday, June 23, 2008

A Bud Basics Monday

I've be trying to upload pics this morning, but blogspot must be having some issues. See everyone has Monday morning issues. I wanted to share a couple of samples using the set Bud Basics. This set will be retiring come August 10. I'm sorry to see it go. This set is good not only for making cards, but it is an awesome set for scrapbooking as well. I've made several pages using this set and my girls. It has a matching jumbo wheel as well and I'm sure we'll see that go to, although we won't know for sure until July. If you'd like to get this set before it's gone for good, contact me soon. Now onto the samples
See you all tomorrow,

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Announcing some winners

Doing a little catch-up this morning. This blue bag is what I'm giving Shar Binder (along with the goodies inside) for being my 10,000th blog hit. I was so happy with the way this turned out. Hope you enjoy it Shar.

And the blog candy goes to..............................kim3timemom. Just email me your address. Hope you enjoy this bracelet.
We are off to the Sebewaing Sugar Festival parade and then the chicken BBQ. Yum! Really the best part of all is the chicken. It's sort of a family tradition even if we don't go to the parade we always get the chicken and go back to my folks to eat.
Have a wonderful day and I'll be back soon with more stampin' to share,

Friday, June 20, 2008

Pizza Box Friday

Here at our house Friday usually means we get pizza for supper so when I came across this demonstrator challenge over on SCS I thought I'd give it a try--what with it being Friday and all.

This box was very quick to make. You should be able to figure it out from the picture. Here's the measurements.

6" x 11" sheet of card stock
Score the long side at 1", 5" , 6", 10"
Turn and score the short side at 1" and 5"
Cut according to the picture.

I assembled mine using sticky strip since I wanted it to hold well. Decorate as desired. I used the Fusion Flowers and Rhinestone Brads along with the Eastern Elegance rub-ons. There was actually no stamping involved, although you could.

This little box could hold a gift of jewelery, a gift card, candy. Lots of things you could think of.

Enjoy! and Happy Friday!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Fresh Cuts Stamp Class

The celery and blue card was inspired by Beate over on SCS. Thanks Beate

Good Morning! Here are the samples from last nights class. The ladies seemed to really enjoy them. We used the Fresh Cuts stamp set and die cut note cards. This set will be available in the new catalog come August 11, but right now through the end of June you can purchase this stamp set for $21.95 and the note cards for $5.00. Call me if you'd like to order this set.

As a side note I do have one class kit available from last night. If you are interested in this please contact me.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Beginning Stamping

I know this is the third post of the day, what's wrong with me? Right? I'm cleaning and or clearing my office so it's your lucky day, I guess.

These are two cards I came across a couple of weeks ago. They are some of my first stamping projects from way back. It's nice to see how far I've come or at least think I have. *grin* I don't even know what these stamps were. I think they were some foam mounted cheap ones. Ok, no big deal, but just thought I'd share to encourage some of you. You can improve with time and practice.
Now I'll quit bugging you all and get to my other work. I have a class tonight and I'll show you what we made tomorrow.


10,000 Hits

Ok, this is a little behind the time, but I wanted to get this taken care of. I was going to post a blog candy when I hit 10,000 hits, but I was so busy with making cakes at the time that I missed it. Well, sort of. I did receive a very excited email from friend Shar Binder that she was the 10,000th hit. Yeah Shar! I wanted to give her a little treat for being on the ball and notifying me so here is what I have for Shar. Don't worry though I will change the R to an S or a B, whatever I have, in case anyone was wondering. These are the items that were made at the May Chipboard class. Congrats Shar and I will be delivering soon.

Blog Candy

I made this bracelet after seeing something real similar on SCS. In my attempt to get this the right size I screwed up big time. First I had it way too big and then, you guessed it, way too small. I like about a 6 1/2" or 7" bracelet, but you guessed it again, this one is 6". So Brooke (youngest DD) had the idea that I should give it away on my blog. It fit her, but she never wears red. Imagine that when her mother's favorite color is red. Go figure!
Anyway I want to give this away to someone who would wear it (and has a very small wrist). *grin* So leave a comment on this post and I'll draw a name on Friday noon. Please don't just sign in as anonymous when you do. It's awfully hard to send it to someone that way. *Ü* Good luck!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Good Bye Whale Wishes

As I said before I will be paying tribute to some of my beloved stamp sets that will be retiring come August 10 and Whale Wishes (109351, pg. 62, $19.95) is one of them. I just find this set so adorable and it will remain on my shelf even though I won't be able to demonstrate it come August 10. Look for a card later using the cute whale in this set. If you'd like to purchase this set before it's gone forever please contact me soon.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Retired List is Here!!!!!

See the Retired List here

Last chance to get those sets you've been debating about before they are gone forever. Click on the above link.

Look for some fun samples from this list in the next few posts. Some of my favorites are retiring too.

Until later,

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Just a little stampin'

Hi stampin' friends. I'm sorry that my posts have been so spotty lately. Life just has a way of getting in the way. I'm sure most of you can relate. As always I appreciate you stopping by. I did get a chance to do a little stampin' today. The first card is the one I will be giving to Frank for Father's Day. I discovered how to make this folded shirt from this blog . It's very easy. I purchased the tractor brad awhile back just because I thought they were cute. Wasn't sure what I was going to do with them, but knew that I'd find something since Frank works for John Deere. I really liked the way this turned out. What do ya think? The words are from a retired SU set that I won't part with. He really is my hero and I love to use it when I make him cards. Ahhh............ Colors are Sahara Sand, Choc. Chip, Always Artichoke. Notice the tie? I used the tire tracks wheel on it.

The other card was a case from Tara Katy. You know I very seldom stray from SU stamps, but hey this one was a buck and I thought it was cute. Of course I purchased it awhile ago, but hadn't done anything with it. (do you see a pattern in my life here?) Anyway when I saw Tara's card I just knew I had to case it, so I got my SU DSP out and went to work. I used Bali Breeze DSP, Taken with Teal, Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive. I added some old retired glitter (Razzle Berry) to her top

Hope you enjoy these!

Monday, June 9, 2008

RAK from a Friend

Hello blog friends. I had intended to post this earlier, but our internet was down. Ugh! I hate when that happens, but we are finally up tonight. Yeah! I received this card on Friday from friend and customer Pam Bucholtz. What a wonderful surprise. The picture just does not do this card justice. It is so much prettier IRL. The pretty pink glitter just sets this card off, as does the layers to the flowers. So, so pretty. Thank you Pam not only for the card, but the kind and encouraging words in it as well. You certainly made my day. May I encourage you all to just send a card to someone for no reason at all (random act of kindness)and you will be sure to make some one's day as well. I'll be gone tomorrow so I probably won't get any stamping done, but look for some on Wednesday. Frank has to go on a service call to Lansing tomorrow and he's asked me to ride along. See you soon,

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Happy Birthday Frankie Boy!

Hey stampin' friends! Sorry no stamping today. I have my big "cake" weekend this weekend. It's always that way the first couple of weeks in June, but with graduation being early my usual second big weekend is actually my last. Yeah! and I intend to do some stamping next week. Anyone want to come over? If you do, give me a call. I'd love the company and I have a new stamp set to play with.
Anyway, today is my hubby's birthday and I thought I'd take a minute to honor him. I am so thankful for the DH (dear husband) that he is. He's a good guy and as I have told ladies at convention who have commented about him coming with me, "I wouldn't trade him for a million swap cards!" So HAPPY BIRTHDAY Frankie Boy! I love you!

As a side note we (me and my family) started to call him Frankie Boy after Brookie (when she was little) called him that. At the time Frank was not amused with his young daughter referring to him that way and quickly let her know that. We of course thought it was hilarious, but couldn't let Brooke or Frank for that matter, know it. Yes, Brookie is always paving herself a new path, but it doesn't always have a good outcome some days, but ya gotta love her. We called her "little Frank" when she was little because she's a lot like her daddy. Like Father, like daughter.

Have a wonderful day and I'll be back soon with some stamping.



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