Monday, August 30, 2010

Boy, It's Been a LONG Time

Whew!!!! It's been a LONG time since I've posted anything...... I have lots to share with you so lets start with our Club Party......
One of my club sessions ended in August (of course they all signed up again for the next term), but we decided that this last session we would have a PARTY because #1. it was the last night of the club session and #2. for one of our members who has been battling cancer and was THROUGH with all chemo and radiation and it was her "hostess" night. A couple of the gals brought a Raspberry Tart Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory and a couple others brought "the drinks" and I did the decorating... I used the Pennant Die for the Big Shot and made the banner across the room that said "Celebrate Linda" made out of the purples and lavenders that Linda likes. You can't see very well, but when I was at Convention this year the Riverton House had all kinds of fun decorations and I really liked the circle pinwheels that were hanging from the ceiling so I thought that would be fun too. Mine are hanging from the light. We all had balloons, the theme was "flowers" so you can see all our colorful shirts and Leis!!!

Linda surprised all of us with a special treat as well. She does beautiful glass work, and she made each of us a little vase that hangs from the wall and can hold water as well. We are all holding ours, but it's hard to see what they look like. Here is a picture of mine; I absolutely LOVE it!! Everyone's was different.
We had such a fun evening and everyone made sure Linda received good hostess benefits..... I almost had to get a trailer to take everything to her when the order came LOL.
Have a wonderful Tuesday and I guess I'll check back with you NEXT month.... can you believe it?

Monday, August 9, 2010

On Board Book - Briefcase

I am soooooo BAD about purchasing things and then never using them because the occassion isn't right... well, I had purchased the Briefcase On Board Book when the Summer Mini Catalog first came out with good intentions and my ideas were so different that what actually came to life. I also have the Cog On Board Book that I want to do something fun with......
Anyway, I decided using the Briefcase On Board book would be fun for scrapping some of my "small adventures" during the 2010 Stampin' UP Convention this year.
The following is what I put together... I know it needs some helpk but It's still cute and reminds me of what happened this year....... check it out.. If you were there maybe it will bring back some memories as well HA. Sorry about the sideways pictures, but I think you can get the picture.
As I was making this I thought about so many other pictures I should have taken to remember..... my thoughts at the time were obviously not in the right place.
Have a nice week.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Gifts are a girls best friend

Maybe that was diamonds????? Well anyway, one of of my dear friends and fellow demonstrator, Pat Dion, gave me this really cute Post-It-Note holder with a pen. Isn't this the cutest? She cut some chipboard using her Square Scallop Die for the Big Shot and sponged craft ink on the front side. Then she attached Designers Series Paper as a cover for the post-it-notes. The post-it-notes are then attached to the center using the sticky back on the notes. The cover was then enhanced with cardstock after stamping flower images from the Friends Never Fade stamp set then another stamp from the set was inked and stamped on whisper white cardstock and cut out, then attached with dimensionals. The pad was topped off with a binder clip covered with designer series paper and the new 3/8" taffeta ribbon attached and tied in a bow. A pen was also included with designer series paper inserted into the barrel to match. What a really fun gift to receive and "give"...... why don't you try to make one and leave me a link with what you do; I would love to see them.
Have a Wonderful Day!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Workshop Special

Stampin' UP! is promoting a Workshop Special. For a $350.00 workshop until 8-31-10 you can get a level 1 or level 2 Hostess Stamp set, your $40.00 merchandise and an ADDITIONAL $25.00 added to your $40.00 for a total of $65.00 of FREE MERCHANDISE!!!!!
Isn't this the time to host a workshop?????? I think so... So, call me and set up your workshop date, gather your friends, give them treats and sit them down to learn some new stamping techniques that I will show them and they can also make some of their own hands on projects. What's more fun than a party!!!
Check out this link for more information:

Sunday, August 1, 2010

More Convention Make & Takes

These are more Make & Takes from Convention. This little pouch would make a cute gift for a friend for almost any occassion. This is a sheet of 3 1/2" X 12" Pear Pizzazz cardstock, scored at 5 1/4" and 10 1/2". On the short end, cut from the fold on each side leaving a 1" section in the center. What we did to make sure the punched section lined up in the right spot for the piece that tucks in..... we punched a white piece using the word window punch and very lightly attached it to the short end that was already cut leaving the 1" section barely inside. Then we put heavy adhesive on the top part of the word window piece. we folded down the flap and the white piece stuck to the larger section of the cardstock. We then inserted the word window punch and punched "out" the white piece, leaving an exact spot for the tab.

Using versamark ink we stamped the flower image from "Just Believe" stamp set on the front of the pouch and then stamped the greeting "Just for You" in Early Espresso above the flowers. On the inside the pouch we attached a small cellophane bag inside using Sticky Tape. In the pocket of the cellophane bag, we inserted the little 1 1/2" X 3" cards. The little cards were made using a stamp from "Just Believe" and the circle was cut out with a 1 1/4" circle punch and adhered to the small card. the word friends was stamped onto the small circles in early Espresso Ink. A small flower from the stamp set of the "window" was colored with Peach Parfait and Pear Pizzazz inks and punched out with the Jewelry tag and attached to the ribbon with a small piece of linen thread. The ribbon bow was tied and attached to the flap with mini glue dots.
Pretty Cute!!

This next card is using the new "Just Believe" stamp set from the 2010 Idea Book & Catalog. On this one we stamped on Watercolor paper because after we colored our stamp with the Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive Stampin' Write markers, we spritzed the stamp with water and then stamped on the paper and set aside to dry. After it was dry, we stamped the greeting using Not Quite Navy classic ink. Then we used the color spritzer tool and spritzed on some Not Quite Navy ink all over the piece.
We tore the paper from the top down the side a ways, then attached to a piece of Bashful Blue cardstock and tore again leaving paper on the outside edge of the Not Quite Navy. A piece of Certainly Celery 5/8" satin ribbon was attached to the bottom and we attached a button with linen thread through the holes to the ribbon with mini glue dots. this hole piece was then attached to the 6" X 6" Not Quite Navy card base