Thursday, October 28, 2010

Save the Hooters!

Wow, what a journey!  Last weekend, I walked in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for a Cure in Atlanta.  It was such an amazing experience!  I laughed, cried, spent time with good friends, made some new ones, prayed for those I was walking for, counted my blessings, and got a couple of blisters.... and it was worth every step!  I spent the weekend engulfed in pink - which inspired a few of these creations....

Isn't this cute?  This is a little photo album I made for my teammates.  I took one of those inexpensive photo albums from Wal Mart, and added the cover, pierced holes in the spine with my crop-a-dile, and threaded the ribbon through it.  Super easy, but a fun keepsake to carry around!

Supplies Used:
120175  Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
119275  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
120651  Word Play Stamp Set (I LOVE this set!)
120142  Occasional Quotes Stamp Set (Hostess Stamp Set)
118874  Extra Large Scallop Circle Punch
101179  Basic Black Classic Stampin' Ink Pad

I was able to raise over $2400 for the 3-Day to help with breast cancer awareness and research.  I could not have done it without the help of so many generous people.  I'll be making over 50 (well-deserved) thank you notes!!  Here are a couple of them:

I just love the Owl Punch!  It punches all of the pieces I need to make this adorable little owl.  I printed out the phrase "Save the Hooters" on my computer before punching it out for my card.  Too cute!

Supplies Used:
118074  Two-Step Owl Punch
119275  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
119849  Modern Label Punch
117155  Designer Series Patterns Paper Stack in Brights

Supplies Used:
119849  Modern Label Punch
117335  Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folders
115060  Short & Sweet Stamp Set  (super fun set for various greetings)

And finally, I wanted to post a few pictures from last weekend!

 Our Team

Opening Ceremonies - loved this!
Home Sweet Home
Camp - you can hear the person in the tent next to you breathing - I'm not kidding!
Closing Ceremonies - the survivors that walked.
60 miles - we did it!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fall Fun with the Big Shot

Just a quick post to show you these two cute little things I made with the Stampin' Up! Big Shot and Candy Wrapper Die. 

Isn't this little pumpkin adorable?!  It looks so cute sitting in my kitchen - I just love it!

Supplies used:
113439  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
120890  Candy Wrapper Die
105216  Pumpkin Pie Card Stock
121148  Day of Gratitude Stamp Set
120907  Extra Large Punch
119850  Extra Large Circle Punch
119856  Extra Large Scallop Oval Punch
101618  Crimper
117292  1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Old Olive
119670  Early Espresso Stamp Pad
119686  Early Espresso Card Stock
100702  Old Olive Card Stock
100982  Hemp Twine

And here is a cute little fall treat box!  This would be so cute filled with chocolate for a teacher or friend!  I love how the Tags til Christmas stamp can be used for Fall or Christmas!

Supplies Used:
113439  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
120890  Candy Wrapper Die
120953  Crumb Cake Card Stock
121169  Tags til Christmas
120907  Extra Large Punch
121148  Day of Gratitude Stamp Set
119959  1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Early Espresso
119670  Early Espresso Stamp Pad
105219  Always Artichoke Stamp Pad
119671  Cajun Craze Stamp Pad
119680  Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker

Thanks to Mandy for sharing her creative ideas with me at her Big Shot class!  I NEVER would have thought to make a pumpkin out of the Candy Wrapper Die!!  Too cute!!

A lot of the products used to make these items are from the Holiday Mini Catalog - if you don't have a copy, contact me!  You can shop my SU website anytime and don't forget to check out my calendar of events.  Lots of fun classes and workshops are coming up!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Stampin' Up! Clearance Sale

CLEARANCE RACK BLITZ FOR A LIMITED TIME!!!  Stampin' Up! has added over 200 discontinued items to the Clearance Rack!  Up to 80% off while supplies last.   The Clearance Rack Blitz will run from October 5 thru October 18.  Products sell out quickly.  To see what's available and place your order, CLICK HERE.

Check out the Stampin' Up! On-Line Clearance Rack in the on-line shopping store.  All items are retired or discontinued and most clearance rack products are marked at substantially reduced prices (up to 60% off).  Items will change continuously and sell out quickly so it's always a hot spot to stop when you order on-line. 
  • Look for CLEARANCE RACK on the left side bar of the on-line store.
 Feel free to EMAIL ME with any questions!  Happy shopping!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Big Shot Creations

A couple of weeks ago, I went to Mandy's Big Shot Class and made a couple of really cute things!  Those who know me well, know that I have quite a few scrapbook & stamping supplies, tools, and toys!  I LOVE my Big Shot and have so many dies still on my wish list.  I was excited to go to Mandy's and use her Stampin' Up! Big Shot Two Tags Die.  It's such a fun and versatile die!  Here is what we made:

Isn't this a cute little treat holder?!  I can't wait to make more of these!  They would be so cute made out of the SU Wicked Fun Specialty Paper!  Although I won't make these for the huge number of kids that come to my door every Halloween, they would be so cute for the kids' classmates and teachers!

Supplies used:
115954 - Two Tags Die
118402 - Scallop Trim Border Punch
109071 - Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon
115370 - Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
102892 - Sponge Daubers (to make the circles)
120953 - Crumb Cake Cardstock
101650 - Very Vanilla Cardstock
117155 - Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack
101179 - Basic Black Classic Stampin Pad

And our next creation:

Isn't this bookmark gorgeous?  I just love the Big Shot Embossing Folders!  I didn't take a picture of the inside, but this bookmark has magnets inside and is folded over so you can bookmark your page - how clever is that?!  (Again, totally not my idea - I never would have come up with this!  lol!)

Supplies used:
115954 - Two Tags Die
119816 - Magnet Sheets
120953 - Crumb Cake Cardstock
120175 - Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
119959 - Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon
120573 - Artistic Etchings Stamp Set
119247 - Basic Pearls Jewels
119670 - Early Espresso Stamp Pad
103683 - Mini Glue Dots

So, now I have lots more on my wish list.... and tons of ideas running through my head!  I cannot wait for my classes & workshops to begin!  We are going to have so much fun!  I hope you can come create with me soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Stampin' Up! Holiday Special

Woo hoo!  I'm so excited to share these offers from Stampin' Up! 

It's hard to believe, but the holidays are right around the corner--and SU! wants to make your holidays more special than ever! The ABCs of the Perfect Handmade Holiday will help you prepare for the holidays without all the stress. From October 19-December 16, 2010, SU! will be offering these holiday bundles perfect for creating Amazing cards, Beautiful packaging, and Cherished gifts--all at 20 percent off!
Stamp Set Bundles

Bundle Description
Wood-Mount Bundle Item 
Wood-Mount Bundle
Sale Price 
Clear-Mount Bundle Item 
Clear-Mount Bundle
Sale Price
Vintage Christmas Card Bundle
  • Bells & Boughs Set
  • Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper 
Contempo Christmas Card Bundle
  • Contempo Christmas Set
  • Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper 
Tags 'til Christmas Bundle
  • Tags til Christmas Set
  • Decorative Label Punch 
Gift Packaging Bundle
  • Gifted Set
  • Mini Lunch Sacks 
 Simply Adorned Gift Bundle
  • Charming Set 
  • Simply Adorned 1" x 1-1/4" Charm
  • Simply Adorned 24" Chain 
Non-Stamp Set Bundle

Bundle Description
Bundle Item
Bundle Sale Price
Frame Gift Bundle
  • Definitely Decorative Chunky Frame
  • Small Chocolate Chip Dotted Flourish D├ęcor Elements

Don't forget that you can shop 24/7 on my Stampin' Up! Website!  Let me know if you have any questions!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fall Frenzy

Whoa, I feel like this last week has been a whirlwind!  I've been running around like a crazy woman between the boys' sports, getting my Stampin' Up venture off the ground, training for the 3-Day walk, and squeezing in a little housework here and there!

My Grams had to fly back to WA last week, which always makes me so sad.  She had a long visit here which was wonderful.  I have to post one more picture of her - even though she can figure out why in the world I would do that - lol!

I just love this picture of Grams and Carter.  Gigi (as the boys call her) is known for making rice krispie treats and brownies when she comes to visit.  Here's Grams getting Carter some brownies - and the sweet little look on Carter's face, is soooo Carter.  :)  I need to print these pictures from her visit ASAP so I can scrap them!  Such special memories!

I've also been consumed with the boys' sports.  Evan is playing football again which means practice 3 nights a week and games on Saturdays.  He loves it though and his team is doing really well.  My mother-in-law came to watch him play Saturday and I snapped this cute picture of them after the game!

I'm very excited about the positive response I've received about my new SU venture!  Check out the links to my upcoming events.  If you live in the area, I'd love to have you come create with me!  I also have the online ordering set up - so you can shop 24/7 with me!  Woo hoo!

I haven't had a whole lot of time to create this week - but did get to spend Saturday with some friends at a Stampin' Up! event hosted by my upline Mandy, called Gifts Galore.  We made some fabulous items that I can't wait to share with you!  In the meantime, I'm anxiously awaiting my big SU order!!!  :)