Saturday, October 2, 2010

Home Decor for Fall

I've been working on decorating my house for fall. I was at Michael's and found some cute little frames I really liked. I thought it would be fun to make something fall-ish to put inside. I just got a couple of new things from Stampin' Up! (R) I was looking forward to playing with, too, so it worked out perfectly! The first one I made was this little owl frame.The owl is a punch - yep, a punch! I punched out two different owls. One in the patterned paper and another in the black. It's fun playing with it and figuring out which pieces to use. I really like how it turned out.Here's the frame with my decorations. What do you think? Yes, my dog decided she was part of the decorations and to make it official we put her pumpkin costume on her.
The second project I knew I wanted to do involved a new stamp set I got called "Greeting Card Kids". Such a cute set! All I did was stamp it, color it with my watercolor colored pencils, use my blender pen and it was done. So simple and Oh, so cute!

Happy Fall!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Upcoming Classes

Now that I'm finally finding time to do some stamping, I figured it was time to put some classes together!! The first one will be Saturday, October 9th from 10am-noon. We will be making four fun fall projects and the cost to attend is $8. I will post the projects we will me making for that soon so keep checking back!
The second class I'm planning is a Christmas Card Stamp-a-stack. Every year it's a favorite class and I'm hoping this year will be no exception! The date is November 6th (first Saturday in November) from 10am-1pm and there will be five different card designs and you have the choice of making 2 or 4 of each! (If you are making four of each, please allow for a little more time). The cost for 10 cards (includes envelopes) is $15 and the cost for 20 cards (includes envelopes) is $25. Bring a friend and take $5 off your class fee! Place a $30 order at the class and you can take $10 off your class fee!!
RSVP is required for both of these classes! For the one in October, please RSVP by the 4th so I can make sure to have enough prepared for everyone. For the class in November, you MUST RSVP by October 29th so I can make sure to have time to order enough materials. Also, please make sure to bring your own adhesive to the classes! If you have questions, please leave a comment and I will answer! If you'd like to attend but those dates/times aren't good, please let me know that, too, as I may try to schedule another date.
In order to do the classes, I am looking for a minimum of three people attending otherwise, I will cancel.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

INCENTIVE for you from ME

Because I am new to this area and trying to get my business up and running again, I am offering an incentive to anyone who hosts an in-home or catalog workshop with me from now until the end of the year! If you host a workshop and it closes at at least the minimum $150 show, you will receive FREE from me either a Simply Scrappin' kit of your choice (valued at $19.95) OR a Simply Sent kit (valued at $11.95). I will add it to your workshop order!
For those of you who aren't sure about hosting a workshop but would like to place an order, if you place a $50 order with me between now and the end of the year, you will receive with your order a free ink pad of your color choice.
Call or email me ASAP so we can get your workshop scheduled and enjoy a fun night with friends! Don't forget Stampin' Up! isn't just about stamping anymore! We have home decor, fabric and more!!


I can't believe how much time has passed since I last posted anything on my blog. I apologize and thank you to those of you who still check in occasionally! Since my last post I have moved and I think I'm finally getting settled in enough to start stamping and, hopefully, holding classes. I do so miss getting together and sharing my love for this fun hobby. I have enjoyed doing a little stamping for myself, though, and have made a commitment to being better about actually SENDING cards to people. I used to be so good at it which is one reason I got into this business and then, oddly enough, found that the busier I was with "business" the less cards I sent! SO, to family and friends I apologize for letting that happen and please hold me accountable! If you're reading this blog and would like to get a hand-stamped card from me (even if we've never met) post a comment with your address, and I will send you one ASAP!!
Please stay updated as I'm having incentives and classes coming your way!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Link for Flowers

This is NOT the original link I found for making these flowers BUT it's still good. As I said, they are easy to make and super fun. If you make some, let me know! Or, better yet, send me a picture!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Thank you gift

Last Sunday I had my last rotating hostess club meeting here in ND. I wanted to give the ladies a little something to say thank you and I found a tutorial on making these adorable paper flowers so I knew I had to incorporate them into my gift. Here's what I came up with:

The picture is of the group of them because the picture my sweet hubby took for me of the one by itself was, unfortunately, blurry. He did also take this picture, though, so he made up for it! I used some retired patterned paper but was pretty pleased with how they came out. What do you think? Oh, and I'll have to find the link again for the flowers because they're SUPER EASY and so much fun and cute to boot!

Friday, April 9, 2010

BIG changes, coming SOON!!!

Oh my goodness! I was out of town for almost a week. Got back, was checking the Stampin' Up! (R) website and found out that BIG changes are coming in our color collections! They are totally doing away with the Earth Elements family group! They are getting rid of quite a few of our current colors, bringing back some old IN Colors and adding a few we haven't seen before! Here's a page that features what our new color collections will look like:
Here's the page that shows all the colors that will be retired! Can you believe it? That's a LOT!!
Definitely a few I'm sad to see go BUT I'm also excited to see some of the old In Colors come back plus get to know some new colors. Styles and fashions change and Stampin' Up! (R) is making sure we're staying on top of the current treads so I can't blame them for the change. I figured something had to be done soon since things had been the same for a while now. If you want to get some of the old colors before they're gone, make sure to place your order in the next couple of months! The current catalog ends at the end of June and the new colors will go into effect with the new catalog! Exciting stuff!