Monday, October 4, 2010

Hello Crafters!

I hope everyone got off to a great start this week.  I am not too fond of Mondays but today has been pretty good so far. 

Date Night with hubby was GREAT on Sat night.  We went to dinner and a movie.  We ended up seeing Wallstreet 2 and we really liked it!  I would recommend seeing the first Wallstreet movie before going to see the second.  Hubby and I rented the first one the night before, even though we had seen it many years ago, it refreshed our memories as what the background of the characters were.  We then had sushi for dinner and it was fantastic!!!  Great Weekend!

Ok, on to todays project... I had this template on my hard drive (don't know where I got it).  But I ran across it and thought it would make a fantastic card.  So I made it into a cut file.  So if any of you would like this file let me know and I will send it to you.  All I ask is that you sign up as a follower to my blog and I will happily email you the cut file.

I used Stampin Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set and punched it out with the Window Word Punch then used dimensionals to adhere the sentiment.

Enjoy your week!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Date Night and Spider Tags!

Ok, so today my husband and I are finally going out on date night since we moved here at the beginning of Aug.  It seems like there is always something going on in this house or with the kids or with his work schedule.  So we are finally going out to enjoy a nice relaxing evening, with no screaming kids and no eating at 100 mph because the kids are going to meltdown.  I can't wait!  Sushi!

Moving on to todays project, which was so much fun to make! 

I love these spider tags!!!  I used a large circle punch for the base, scallop punch, circle punch for the body and for the legs I used corner punches.  I then added googly eyes and an small orange circle punch  for the nose (used my crop a dile for that one).  I punched a hole on top and added ribbon.  Now how easy was that?  Now you can add it to gift bags or treat bags and you are all set for trick or treating!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, October 1, 2010

This is Wicked Cool!

Thank goodness it has stopped raining here!  It has been raining non stop for the last 4 days.  There has been so much flooding that they cancelled school tomorrow for all the kids around here.  I am hoping this weekend is a little more pleasant. 

So ok, I got to tell you I am really loving the Wicked Cool stamp Set!  I love the whole witches hat and boots.  So for my first Halloween Card for this year I used the New Stampin Up! Wicked Cool Halloween Stamp Set.  I colored in the the witches stockings with green and orange to give it a little color and added a little black stickles for shimmer on the boots ties and center of hat. 

Happy Crafting !

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Boo Door Banner

Hello Crafters,

I hope you all have been having a fabulous crafting time. Sorry it has been so long since I last posted. We are all settled into our new house and I have been working on some great projects in preparation for my first craft fair.

Since tomorrow will be the 1st of October I thought why not start the month with a new Halloween Banner for the door.

This was my first time using the Stampin' Up! Pennant Die for the Big Shot and I thought it came out Awesome! So instead of a traditional wreath why not change it up a little and try a banner for the door decor. What do you think?

Tip: I used clear plastic hooks by 3M (the kind that comes with a couple of adhesives). These are great for banners, wreaths and other things. I even use them as hooks to tie back my curtains on. The great thing about them... they are clear so you really can't see them and you don't have to hammer in nails.

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Finally in the New House!

Sorry I have not posted in a long while. We were visiting family for the summer and then moved to a new state and new house. Life has been crazy but I am now back and ready to get some projects and samples going. I have been working on some Halloween stuff so check back and I will hopefully have some posted soon! Hope everyone is doing well!

Happy Craftin'

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The New Catty is HERE!!!

Hello Crafters!

The new Catalog is HERE! I have posted the new catalogs on the right sidebar of my blog. Just click on the picture and it will take you to the new catalogs. Wonderful new products! You are going to love it all! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.

If you place an order with me of more than $75 your catalog is free. If you would like to order a catalog they are $10.

You can order online from me 24/7 by just clicking on my SU store on the right hand side of this blog.

Enjoy browsing the new catty!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

I am back!

Sorry for the long delay in blog posts. We are in the process of moving to a different state and we have been visiting family for the last 2 months. One more month in Texas with family before we head to our new home.

We have been having a great time with family and friends and I have been crafting my little heart out with all my pals at The Memory Garden. Thanks Yolanda for all the crops and cricut swarms. Loads of FUN!

Speaking of cricut......Tip.......SU cardstock cuts beautifully on the cricut. Perfect everytime. Other cardstock and textured cardstock don't cut as great but I have never had a problems with the SU cardstock.

Here are a couple of projects..

SU DSP papers, Whisper White CS and Short and Sweet Stamp Set

Chocolate Chip CS, Whisper White CS, Pretty in Pink CS and Short and Sweet Stamp Set

Stay tuned for more projects...

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Dollar Easter Cards

Hello Crafters!

I finished my Easter Cards and I wanted to share them with you. OK, so a while back I was shopping at a craft store, you know one of those that has dollar bins. I never go to a store without checking to see if they have dollar bins. Anyway, I came across these already packaged Easter Cards. They had two different styles so of course I bought both. $1 a package for 8 cards a package with envelopes. For a total of 16 cards for $2. How could I pass that up? That came out to $.13 per card. AWESOME!!! (Side note: I am a numbers girl. I always do the numbers on everything. I have a background in Economics, can you blame me? Although it may be a little of OCD, just kidding or am I)? Anyway, I bought the cards and jazzed them up and this is how they turned out. Aren't they the cutest???

I ran both cards through my Big Shot with an embossing folder then I punched a scalloped circle with my Scallop Circle Punch using Chocolate Chip Cardstock. I then stamped 'Happy Easter" using my Stampin' Up! stamp set Well Scripted. I stamped it on Whisper White Cardstock. I also used the 1 1/2 inch circle from the Circle #2 Die for the stamped sentiment. I also used a pop dot on the scallop circle to give the card dimension.

So my tip for all you crafters out there is never pass up a trip to the dollar bins. You never know what you will find. And ....get your creative juices flowing. If you see something at the dollar bins think of how you could jazz it up with your own crafting supplies at home and them make it your own.

Happy Easter!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Sale A Bration is Coming to an End!

Hello Crafters!

Just want to remind everyone that the Sale A Bration Promotion is soon coming to an end. March 31 st (this Wednesday) will be the last day. So get your orders in quickly to receive your free stamp sets for every $50 you spend. Also, if you would like to join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator, the starter kit is at a 15% discount but only until March 31st. Join the SU family! I promise you will have an awesome time! If you would like join my team my recruit password is Sylvia09. Let me know if I can be of any assistance!


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hybrid Cards

These are hybrid cards! Can you guess what part of the cards are digital? The Designer Paper. Can you believe it? I love using digital paper! There are so many digital/traditional combinations. If you haven't tried hybrid projects I highly recommend it. Stampin' Up! has some awesome digital scrapbooking items. If you have any questions on how you could start hybrid scrapbooking please don't hesitate to contact me!

Thank You Hybrid Card

Supplies - Chocolate Chip Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, My Sweet Pea Digital Kit, Oval and Scallop Oval Punches, For All You Do stamp set, Short and Sweet stamp set, Chocolate Chip Ink, Tempting Turquoise Ink

Wish Big Hybrid Card

Supplies - Chocolate Chip Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Old Olive Designer Series Papers, My Sweet Pea Digital Kit, 1 3/8 Circle and Scallop Circle Punches, Fox and Friends stamp set, Chocolate Chip Ink, Bermuda Bay Ink

Try Hybrid!!!

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sale-a-bration Reminder

Just a reminder that there are only 5 more weeks left for sale-a-bration. For every $50 you spend you get free stuff out of the sale-a-bration catalog. Also, if you would like to sign up as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator now is the time to do it. There is a 15% off discount for the starter kits. But again these promotion are only until March 31st. If you would like to sign up and become part of my team my Recruit ID is Sylvia09. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Christmas Scrapbook

Here is a quick, easy and cute little 6 x 6 scrapbook I put together in a day. This would make a great gift for family or friends. Many people seem to think that scrapbooks have to be over embellished but they really don't. Scrapbooks can be clean and simple. They can be whatever you make them. So go and get those photos out of the shoebox or out of your computer (digital prints) and start scrapbooking. Make a cute memory keepsake that is sure to last forever.

Happy Scrappin'

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Scrapbook Workshop

Today we had a wonderful scrapbook workshop. Everyone worked on 2 double page 6 x 6 page layouts and they all came out beautifully! These are some creative and talented ladies!!

Here are some pictures of some of their pages. Aren't these adorable??

Very Proud of my Scrapbookers!!!

And here are some pictures of what my family was up to, while I was teaching this workshop

Of course I had to join them on a bike ride as soon as I got home. It was just too much of a beautiful day today to not go on a bike ride.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Vinyl Art

A lot of people have been asking me about my decor on my laptop computer so I am posting some pics of my laptop. I love how it came out! I love my laptop!!

I also had to show you all my Vera Bradley laptop bag that my mom got me. Isn't it cute?? I love it!!!

The vinyl art on my laptop is:

Upsy Daisies in White $9.95 Item #117927 on page 13 of the Definitely Decorative Catalog. This vinyl art comes in different colors as well so go and check out the Definitely Decorative Catalog.


Monday, January 11, 2010

Birdie Tag

Hello Stampers,

Here is a simple yet oh so cute project!

For this project I used:

Two Tags Stampin' Up Bigz Die #115954 $21.95 Pg.198
This Die is exclusive to Stampin' Up!

Good Friend Stamp Set # 113740 $28.95 Pg. 112

Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set #115370 $36.95 Pg. 145

Happy Stampin'
Hello Stampers! There is a lot going on at Stampin' Up!


Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!'s biggest event of the year, means friends, fresh ideas, and free products! And with three ways to earn exclusive Sale-A-Bration products, there's something for everyone.

  • Spend: Buy $50 worth of Stampin' Up! products and get a FREE Sale-A-Bration reward!
  • Host: Host a $300 workshop, and get a FREE Sale-A-Bration reward!
  • Join: Become a demonstrator, and get a FREE stamp set (up to a $47.95 value)!

This promotion ends March 31, so contact me today to spend, host, or join! Or click here to see the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

15% Off Starter Kit

During Sale-A-Bration, join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator and get 15% off your Starter Kit—plus, you can choose between the standard Starter Kit and the Digital+ Starter Kit!

Contact me today to get started!

Special Offer: Heart Treat Cups

Just in time for Valentine's Day, our new Heart Treat Cups coordinate perfectly with the Sweetheart stamp set and the Full Heart punch. Contact me to learn more about this fantastic new product and to place your order!

Country Living Cards à la Carte

Once again, Stampin' Up! has partnered with Country Living magazine to bring you the Country Living Cards à la Carte stationery kit. This beautiful French-country kit contains

  • Dinner Party stamp set (set of 3)
  • Ballet Blue Classic Stampin' Spot
  • Preprinted stationery (24 sheets: 4 each of 6 designs)

Use the kit for letters, invitations, or a special dinner menu—there are so many possibilities!

In addition, Country Living is offering Stampin' Up! customers a special deal: get 10 issues of Country Living magazine for just $10! For just $1 an issue, you'll receive great craft projects, articles on collecting, makeover features, recipes, and entertaining ideas—all delivered to your home each month. Click here to learn more.

Digital+ Starter Kit

With the introduction of My Digital Studio, Stampin' Up! is now offering an all-new business opportunity with the Digital+ Starter Kit. Priced at just $185, the Digital+ Starter Kit contains

  • My Digital Studio software
  • Party Hearty and Petal Pizzazz stamp sets
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pads®
  • Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red Stampin' Write® markers
  • Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
  • Real Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • Button Latte Designer buttons
  • Stampin' Dimensionals®
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • SNAIL Adhesive®
  • Business supplies (product catalogs, order forms, training DVD, and other supplies)

Combining My Digital Studio with traditional embellishments and other Stampin' Up!® products allows you to not only effectively showcase hybrid projects, but also demonstrate projects using non-digital elements. Contact me today to get started!

Happy Stampin'


Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year/New Occasions Catalog/Sale-a-bration

Happy New Year ! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Is it me or does it feel like this holiday season whizzed by too fast? At least that is the way it feels to me. All though I did enjoy the holidays it does feel good to start getting back to my routine schedule. Now that the new year is here so is to the........drum roll......Occasions Mini Catalog (Jan 5 -April 30. 2010) along with Sale-a-bration (Jan 5 - March 31, 2010)!!! And if this is anyone's first time experiencing Sale-a-bration you are in for an AWESOME treat!!!!

The Occasions Mini Catalog has lots of wonderful products! So be sure to check it out! I have linked both Catalogs above.

When placing your online orders this week....if you order $50 or more (before tax & shipping)....make sure you select your free Sale-a-bration item. You'll receive one free item for every $50. sure to check out the items that are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST (Occasions Mini Catalog).

I am also planning my schedule for the next 2 months so if you would like to schedule a workshop or private class/party please don't hesitate to send me an email or give me a call.

REMINDER: Anyone who books a workshop will be able to choose a stamp set from my retired treasure box of stamps. Who doesn't love getting free stuff?

If you have any question please don't hesitate to email or call me.

Have a Blessed Day!!!!