Saturday, January 30, 2010

February Birthday Class

It's the weekend...and what a great time to take some time to stamp! I hope you all are enjoying this Saturday! It's sunny here in Indiana and it's sure brightening my spirits.
Thanks to all who came to my workshop this week. We had a great time making our Valentine tins...they are sooo cute!
My next workshop class will be Thursday, February 18th at house! We will be making 3 birthday feminine, one masculine and one for a child. The fee is $5 for 3 cute cards and we will be learning how to watercolor on one of them. I hope some of you out there can make it. Below are samples.

I will be highlighting SU's set Lovely As A Tree. This is one of the most versatile sets out there and one that I put off and put off getting but always said "Oh, I need to get that set!" I finally did and wanted to show you how one set can be used in several different ways. So, we will be using that set on the male and female cards. The other set is SU's set Sock's another winner in my book. It's just soooo cute and there are a myriad of items in the accessory set that our little monkey can play with or put on his head.

Anyone out there can order these sets, or these cards OR you can come to the class in February and make them yourselves! Remember, if you spend $50 on a SU order, you will get a free Sale*A*Bration set. Click on the catalog over to the righ tof my blog. I am also running a fun game on a 50/50 board and will put your name on the board if you spend $50 in SU items. When the board gets filled, I will draw a number and if your name is on the number you will win $50 in SU items. You can order off my SU website by clicking the catalog to the right, or post a comment here!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Haitian Relief....let's all pull together and HELP!

Clear Mount set is $18.95 Wood Mount set is $26.95

Respond to this post or click on my 'store' to the right and you may place an order directly at that site. Let's all pull together and help the Hatian people with our (hearts).

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Valen-Tin....Would You Be Mine???

It can be yours at my next workshop!!! :)
This tin is a sample of what we will be making at my next workshop. It was supposed to be tomorrow but due to sickie kiddies, I'm moving it to next week. I love making these tins and hope the ladies in my class will enjoy learning how. They make such awesome gifts for people.
Items used for Tin:

1 rectangle tin-get at local craft store

Prima flowers-local store

3 sheets of SU Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (pg 13 of Occasions Mini 2010)

SU Sweet Treat Cups (pg 21 of Occasions mini)

Holiday Best stamp set (pg 13 of Idea Book and Catalog..hostess set)

Something Sweet Stamp set (pg. 20 of Occasions Mini)

Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon (pg. 183 of Idea Book and Catalog)

Other ribbon- local store

If you are interested in purchasing items for this tin, let me know or visit my store by clicking on the link to the right. Also, if you are interested in making one of these tins, let me know are welcome to attend my class.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Spring Song Birthday

Can you tell I'm begging Spring to get here!!! Now!!! LOL! I just got this set this week called Spring Song. You can find it in the Idea Book and Catalog on page 102. I knew when I saw this that I had to watercolor it! It's such a sweet set and I managed to get it FREE during Stampin Up!'s Sale*A*Bration time. You can get free sets too...just ask me how or see my post from yesterday.

For this card I used Elegant Eggplant and Garden Green SU colors and ink. I used my Watercolor Wonder crayons and a blender pen to color in the images. Most of the colors I used were from the Rich Regal color set. The small script WISH is from SU!'s Small Script set. It is a retired set but the sets Short and Sweet and Warm Wishes on page 141 are very similar. I also used my SU! oval punch and scalloped oval for the words.

Spellbinder Nestabilities were used to cut out the circle and large Garden Green scalloped circle.

I hope my friends Amy and Rosa like this card...they both ordered some! Thanks ladies. Remember you can order them too. This one sells for $2.50 or you can purchase the items off my SU website to create your own. OR...I can come to your home and show you and your friends how to make this card. When I do a home workshop, you and your guests will make 2-3 cards for FREE. Your guests will have an opportunity to purchase SU items and you will have the opportunity to earn free SU products. Let me know if you are interested!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Birthday Butterflies and Upsy Daisies

I've been having fun making birthday cards. I have two clients that ordered a nice batch of cards and here are a few samples.

Card One is the Birthday Butterfly card. The mini envelopes , butterfly stamp and ribbon are from a Local Scrapbooking Store. The background paper is SU!'s Tempting Turquoise. I used the Stylized Flowers Flowers Cuttlebug folder to emboss the turquoise paper. The sentiments come from SU!'s Sincere Salutations set.

Card Two is the Upsy Daisy card. The set, Upsy Daisy, is a SU! set. I used Always Artichoke and Summer Sun (SU's colors) paper and ink pads. The ribbon and prima flowers are from a LSS.

Either of these cards you can purchase from me or you can purchase the individual SU items to make them yourself. Post to this thread if you are interested. Or click on the SU Catalog over to the right to get to my online SU store. Remember, This is Sale-A-Bration time of year for Stampin Up!. If you purchase $50 worth of stamping supplies, you will get a free stamp set (valued at $15.95) for FREE out of the Sale-A-Bration catalog...or you may choose a set out of the Idea Book and Catalog valued at $15.95 or less for FREE.

If you are interested in hosting a workshop, this is a great way to earn free sets and stamping supplies. You will get more for your money during Sale-A-Bration, so call to book a workshop in your home NOW. Sale-a-Bration lasts until March 31st.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

New Baby Tin!

I feel so lucky to have so many on-line sisters and one of them is a lady whom I love dearly! She and I have commented so many times that we wish we were neighbors...especially when I ran my daycare so we could be support for each other In Real Life! My friend, Laura, asked me to make a tin w/ Thank You's for her new baby girl that could be born any day now. Here is the tin and It's in the mail!!!

If you'd like to check out Laura's blog...go to

Laura is an amazing Christian lady who is a wonderful mama to almost 4 girls and several others in her daycare each day. Hope you like this, Laura!!! I had soooo much fun making it for you and Kendal!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

I can not believe it has been so long since I've posted. December came and went fast as lightening. Our family took a trip to California and up the coast through Oregon to Washington for two weeks over the holidays. It was fantastic, but with wrapping up teaching for the semester, packing, doing laundry, packing, ....packing...did I say packing?? We went to Disneyland, Legoland, Sea World, Yosemite National Park, San Fransisco Pier 39, The Redwoods and up through Oregon to my brother in law/sister in laws house for a few days. We met up with them for a week in California, then again in Washington. I also got to see one of my friends whom I know I have not seen in over 17 years. Was a blessing from God to see her as it was a split second chance meeting but we did it!!! Or I should say GOD did it! :) We saw two of my husbands uncles and aunts, and one of his cousins and her my in-laws were with us for part of the trip too. Was a once in a lifetime trip for us and we were so blessed by it.

Here are a few photos from our journey and I promise I will get some stampin stuff here asap. There is so much going on with Stampin Up right now so do please click on my store link to see all the specials. Sale-a-bration is happening as well as some fun new items in the new Occasions Mini Catalog. will take you there!

Till I get inky again,