Monday, January 26, 2009

Open House Project

I had my New Catalog Open House on Saturday. It was a very last minute deal so I wasn't sure if I would have anyone show up or not. I ended up having three ladies come and it was good just to chat with them a little bit and revel over the new catalog. I finally used my Crazy for Cupcakes set and thought it turned out pretty cute.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Projects for Valentine's Class

I finally have the projects together for the Valentine's class I'm doing next week at the Arsts and Crafts center. I'm really excited about these projects and hope you'll like them, too! We'll be doing all of what you see pictured here for $10 so call the Arts and Crafts center now to sign up! You can attend either Thursday night the 29th from 7-9pm or Saturday morning the 31st from 10am-12pm. I look forward to seeing you there!
An altered mailbox from Target - love the greens and pinks together!! In the mailbox are 4 3x3 cards that use the same designer paper as the mailbox. I'm really loving the "A Happy Heart" stamp set! In fact, we're using it for all of our projects!
This is something you'll be able to give that special someone in your life - your hubby, your best friend, your mom/dad, or your child! Pull the ribbon on the top and a yummy chocolate bar comes out - just right for Valentine's day!

A card that matches the chocolate treat but doesn't have to! I used the Big Shot to make the little envelope and think it's the cutest thing!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Bow Holders

I finally got the last of the bow holders made from the craft fair back in December and delivered them yesterday. I have one more still to get to the rightful owner but I feel like at least I'm making progress! I was so glad to hear that the people who ordered them liked how they turned out! Here are the three I delivered yesterday!

This is actually for my neighbors little girl - Marlene. Her room colors are pink and brown, so I went with those. Because the "M" was so much bigger than the other letters, I had to do a bigger base and do it horizontally with more ribbons - so she lucked out! :)

These holder are for twin sisters and she requested one to be pink and one to be purple. I came up with these and was a little nervous as to whether or not she would like that I combined them but she told me she loved it and since they share a room they were perfect! I was so happy to hear that! When I was making them the only thing I was disappointed about was that I didn't have purple ribbon that matched so I had to stick with pink and white ribbon. All-in-all though I thought they turned out pretty cute!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Yes, that's right it's new catalog time! It officially starts the 19th of January. Although I don't always like seeing stamp sets go it is fun to get new stuff in the catalog!!! This one is sure to please - I already have a long wish list myself!! To introduce to new catalog properly, I am having a New Catalog Open House on NEXT Saturday - the 24th of January from 10am-noon at my house. There will be snacks, a make and take fun stuff to look out and information on upcoming classes and clubs. I've had quite a few people indicate interest to me in a swap club so I'd like to try and get that going with a sign up sheet at the open house. If you have questions about where to go or know you won't make it but would like to get a new catalog, please email me at Bring a friend that isn't a current customer and you'll get a free gift from me!! Plus, there will be doorprizes! You won't want to miss it! I look forward to seeing you soon!!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Projects Ordered at Craft Fair

I haven't been doing a whole lot of stamping lately except for my Christmas/New Year's cards (yes, I'm still working on them!!!!) and finishing up orders placed at the craft fair in December! I hadn't finished them all before the holidays because they told me no rush but I did get the ones done that were Christmas presents. Anyway, I took some pictures of projects before I gave them to their owners!

These are affectionately called orna-mints! My friend Amy introduced them to me (you can view her blog listed on the right) and I had one person order more from me! Here are the ones she ordered all grouped together. I think they're pretty cute!! Oh, and since you can't tell - they're a sandwhich and their center is a Peppermint Patty!

This is a fun pen holder/utensil holder/whatever you want holder! I got this idea from my friend Erin (you can go to her blog on the right also). The same customer ordered two and I just finished the other one last night but I love the colors on this one!!

This is a stationery set just like one of my previous posts but different colors.

The projects I finished last night were some more bow holders. I'll have to take some pictures of them because they are all really cute! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are looking forward to 2009 and all that's in store both in the Stampin' Up! (R) world and otherwise!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

WOW it's been a month!

I cannot believe it has been a month since I've updated this site and there is SO much going on in the Stampin' Up! (R) world! First of all, the new catalog starts in a little over a WEEK!!! I can't believe it! I've really liked this catalog so it's going to be hard to let it go, but I'm looking forward to seeing all the NEW FUN stuff!! You can go here to actually see the stamp sets that are retiring! They are only available through the 18th of January so contact me ASAP to order any that you have your eye on!! Also, there are accessories that are being retired. If you'd like the most recent list of those still available, please let me know! I will say that most of the patterned paper is being retired as well as a good number of the Simply Scrappin' kits!

Another exciting thing going on right now is what Stampin' Up! (R) is calling an Inventory Blowout Sale. They are actually offering retired stamp pad colors (In Color pads from last year) at reduced prices! You can view the list by clicking here. This sale is also going on through the 18th of this month!

Last but certainly not LEAST is SALE-A-Bration! This year it is happening in February and March. It's a GREAT time to host a party, be a customer AND be a new demonstrator!! Contact me SOON to book a show or find out more!!