Friday, January 31, 2014

Try it class - Undefined - Carve your own stamps Wed, Feb 5th 6 - 8pm

Last week I attended an Undefined Class taught by my downline - Allison O.  I think she is THE Undefined specialist!  If you check out the Stampin Up home page many of her stamps have been featured on their site :)

I want to have a class with this great kit so I thought I'd see how she taught her class and take some notes for my own future class.

What did I learn?

Tip #1 - Go with a design in mind!   I spent a few moments before the class searching what I might want to carve and looked up some images online.

Tip #2 - Have a great drawing.  A good first drawing will make a great stamp. 

Tip #3 - When you are carving move the rubber and not your tool.  

There are many more that I wrote down that I will share at my first Undefined class!

133402 Undefined Kit - all you need to get started for just $25.95

Here was the image I found online.

 And here is what I carved.  .  .

And my first card . . .

And my second card.

Now what to carve next :)  Any suggestions??

Check your calendar and let me know if you'd like to attend my Undefined - Try it class on Wed, Feb 5th at 6pm.  

All are welcome - teens too!

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Fresh Prints fun!

Yippee!  I have discovered the fabulous new Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper stack!

Colours - Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Crumb Cake and Whisper White

 While these papers aren't "Valentine themed" per se they make great all occasion cards AND Valentine cards!

Here is a box and matching card I made.

And a close up of the 3D Spiral flower made with the Big Shot die.

 And here are my "Friend" and Valentine's cards for Club Create this weekend.  The kids will be able to create their own cards or CASE mine.

Don't forget to add this fabulous paper stack to your order.  Order #132996 and only $8.50!


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Weekly Specials - Jan 28 - Feb 3

Here are the latest weekly specials - shop my online store 24/7!  Best of all Sale A Bration is here so earn free products with every order $60 or more.

Sorry about the colour on this card but it highlights some great products in the Sale A Bration brochure!

See Ya Later stamp set  (w)133533 (c) 133536, Banner Blast stamp set (w) 133551 (c) 133554 and Banner Punch 133519
PS I think my iphoto woes are over.  Pete did a back up, update and some new software so wish me luck as tomorrow the plan is to take some pictures of my new projects and share them with you.

 Thanks for checking in.


Monday, January 27, 2014

Due to technical difficulties . . .

I may have to take a pause in blogging.  I am getting a message that my iphoto library is full or nearing capacity.  Is that even POSSIBLE??

I will share with you some of my photos from Manager's Reception in Houston.  This is a special event for demonstrators that are performing at a certain title and we are SPOILED!

I had a fantastic time with Sharon, my new friend from Cincinatti.  We ate and ate and ate and I even rode on the Ferris Wheel despite the squeaky sounds it 

The theme for Manager's Reception was Be a Big Fish!  This is the cool scuba diver that posed for a ton of pictures.

My buddies Krista, Kelly and Lynsay from Edmonton.

Holding on for dear life on the Ferris Wheel.

The view from the top of the ferris wheel.

Kobe beef sliders, chicken and lobster - YUM!

Chocolatey goodness on a cookie.

Sushi at an Aquarium - is that just weird in my mind!?!

Smoked salmon and cream cheese spun on a fork.

Crab cakes,



Smashed potatoes (sweet and regular) and you could add pork and chicken to the mix.
 Not to mention the roast beef and turkey!  Plus trays and trays and trays of other desserts!  I love this company!

Thanks for checking in and I hope to have my iphoto problems fixed soon.  If you have any ideas please let me know!



Friday, January 24, 2014

Vivid Vases swap card

 I'm still pluggin ahead on my vases but this card will WOW you when it's done.  

Just kidding. It's a clean and simple card but just with a lot of fussy cutting.   I'm pleased with the way it turned out though.

133818 Vivid Vases
If you are in the downline swap act surprised when you get this card :)

Hope you have a great weekend and take some time to craft a little this weekend!  I know I will be on Sunday at my downline get together!


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Leadership swaps

I did a few swaps for Leadership this year and I was WOW'd by the quality and variety of swaps I received.  Downside - I have a ton more stamps on my "list to purchase" now.

Happy Watercolour is a MUST own! (w) 133188 (c) 133191

Love this card by Sharon McNeely  Just Sayin (w) 133200 (c) 133203

Peaceful Petals (w) 133104 (c) 133107

Delicate Doilies (w) 128541 (c) 122592
 I'm working on a swap for my downline group and I have no idea what I was thinking.  Cutting out 60 vases?!  I must be NUTS!

Have a great day!


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Weekly specials - Jan 21-27

Check out the weekly specials online and shop the clearance rack at the same time.  Shop 24/7 at my online store!


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Birthday cards galore!

This weekend's Kids camp I focused on Birthdays!  It's nice to have a good stash of cards to start the year.

Here was our technique card - a shaker card.  The confetti was made with the new fringe scissors and I {heart} the new Sale A Bration embossing folder.  This one is a MUST get and it's free with a $60 order.

This was our Birthday card set.  Each card has the same card "map" or plan but there are slight differences.  The kids loved creating them and they looked fabulous!

Thanks for checking in.


Monday, January 20, 2014

Cards on the Move - Day time class - Thurs, Jan 23 10 am

Are you free on Thursday morning?  Want to learn how to make some fun WOW cards?

I have had some requests to open up some spots for my WOW Cards on the Move class.

These are super fun and easy and you'll definitely WOW the receiver!

 The first card is one for those "wheel lovers" in your life.  Often called a spinner card this motorbike does some pretty sweet tricks!

This flip flop spinner card was CASED from Lyssa Z.  It's amazingly simple but stunning!

 And my absolute fave - a double slider card.

Date - Thurs, Jan 23
Time - 10-12pm - some of these cards may take a bit of time so it won't be a super quick WOW class
Cost - $15

Let me know ASAP if you'd like to take part in this class.


Friday, January 17, 2014

Great Leadership pics

My first week back FLEW by so fast!  We had a great club meeting Tues and Wed and now to prep for Sb'ing club and Kids camp this weekend.  Never a dull day.

Here are just a few samples from the Artisan boards.  I love how these creative women work!

Along with the great samples Stampin UP displays with the newest products and kits for us to touch them and view the finished items up close.
Springtime Hello Simply Created Garland Kit 133330 $10.95 and Celebration Basics Kit 133007 $18.95

Happenings Simply Created Card Kit 133329 $18.95

Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit 133333 $22.95

Mini Memories Simply Created Album 133332 $17.95
I love Stampin Up events and can't wait until the next one!

Hockey starts this weekend for us, what are you up to this weekend?