Friday, August 10, 2007
I am about to break into that box to peek though.. Maybe even mount a few sets from the Holiday mini.. what? How can I do that so late at night? Why the answer is simple... the mini sets are all DIE CUT from now on! Only the minis though.. Still hoping for the main catalog one of these days but for now I don't mind cutting stamps.. it is part of my process I guess but I do like the break! lol
You can order from the mini (and see it online if you don't have a hard copy) from Sept. 1-Nov. 30 Email me if you want one.
Anyway.. more to say but I am going to post it in separate posts so every great item can have it's own space!!
Monday, June 11, 2007
ink: Creamy Caramel
paper: shimmery Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
I also used a bookplate and 2 brads from the pewter Hodgepodge Hardware set and brown grograin ribbon. I distressed the edges of the focal point with the SU cutter kit.
Saturday, June 09, 2007
I have been working on my convention swaps lately. I finished the 50 cards I am taking to the SCS dinner ( the "other" dinner that is) . I am very excited about that. All of my roommates are registered for that one too. Anyway, I will be sure to post the card I did soon. I used a new SU set! And the new InColor paper too!
I wanted to let you know about an awesome blog candy. If you go to The Wooden Porch
that is a clickable link but if you need to cut and paste here is thhe address http://thewoodenporch.blogspot.com and just leave a comment you can win a $25 gift certificate to Joanns! I think it is a wonderful blog that is funny, touching and thought provoking. Reading the Wooden Porch blog has actually helped me work through a few personal issues!
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Off to bed, just wanted to let you know about that! The retire accessory list will be out next month. I will keep you updated!
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
The end of the day! Back to NESB! It was 7:30 already and I was dead tired! We went in for the drawing of the Grand Prize! I didn't win but the gal who did was lucky! It was a bag full of stuff! Tools and embellishments and a glass cutting mat.. really great stuff! and there was coffee and those great little frozen mini eclairs.. yummy! I had to rush home and put some on the PeaPod list! lol So, that was my day.. I am sure I can think of more but this is so long I will leave it at that. I will post the pictures in a new post so I don't lost this one. That would suck.. Just to let you know, they are planning to do another trip in the fall so be ready!
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Now I am watching the first episode of The Amazing Race: All Stars.. Pretty good so far.. I am rooting for either Rob and Amber or Dave and Mary..
I also just signed up for the Scrap A Faire I signed up for 3 classes; A Woman Has 3 Hearts, Rolodex Reminder Album and Digital Scrapbooking 101 with Rhonna Farrer. I am so excited about them all but a little afraid of the Digi scrapping! lol I am not really good with anything computer related! I am thrilled I figured out how to blog! teehee Well, I put out a call to my fellow 2peas about what to do with the digi kit I had to buy for the class.. I am truly clueless but I will get it hopefully!
Well I am just about ready to end my Sunday.. I am going to curl up in bed and watch my Sunday shows.. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
Saturday, February 17, 2007
I have a birthday brunch to go to at 10:30 and I have to be sure I get a good parking spot so I can get out in order to be home by 1:00 for the race! Tony Stewart has never won the Daytona 500 but it looks like tomorrow will be the first!
Speaking of parties.. next week I am going to a pizza party for my baby cousin. It isn't his birthday.. it is a goodbye party. He is headed to the Marines! I am so incredibly proud I don't even know how to express it. The idea of signing up now with all the going on in the world scares the hell outta me but I am proud and thankful that there are brave men and women willing to do it for our safety. I don't want to send a family member into the middle of it but since it is not my choice I will send him away knowing tat we love him. Thank you Ryan. God bless you.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
The other card is CASE'd from reneejul1 on SCS. That one is actually case'd with not many tweaks. The only thing I changed was the color of the cardstock. I won't be doing that one in a workshop I just think it is so pretty I had to share!
All products are Stampin' Up! stamps: Polka dots and Paisleys, Happy Harmony Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Enchante designer paper ink: Chocolate chip, Bashful Blue, Old Olive marker, Elegant Eggplant marker other products: SU ribbon, eyelets.
Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
I do have a few cards and other creations to post later I just wanted to share these pics of my wonderful fuzzy guys!
Sunday, January 28, 2007
One of the latest blog giveaways , or blog candy as it is called, is from Cindy at Imagine, Dream, Create. She is giving away any stamp from stamping bella Really cute stuff!
I hope you enjoy! If you win let me know!!
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
A-Available or Taken: Very much Available!
B-Best Friend: I am going to have to say my Mom.
C-Cake or Pie: hmm.. Cake!
D-Drink of Choice: Poland Spring bottled water
E-Essential Item You Use Everyday: my computer! (second only to my toothbrush!)
F-Favorite Color: green (can I throw in a touch of pink?)
G-Gummy Bears or Worms: bears!
H-Hometown: Bristol, CT
I-Indulgence: reality tv!
J-January or February: January! A new beginning to everything!
K-Kids and Names: Stewart -1 and Mishka -6 both Siamese cats!
L-Life is Incomplete Without: Stewart and Mishka! (and candy! *wink*)
M-Marriage Date: I will let you know!
N-Number of Siblings: 0
O-Oranges or Apples: berries!
P-Phobias or Fears: Did you ever see the show Monk? I think we are related! YIKES!
Q-Favorite Quote: You must be the change you wish to see in the world. - Gandhi
R-Reason to Smile: I am alive and well!
S-Season: Spring - everything is new!
T-Tag 3 or 4 people: I have to find someone who hasn't been tagged yet! lol I will let you know!
U-Unknown fact about me: I was on oxygen for 4 years. I finally was able to get rid of the machines 30 days after my 30th birthday!
V-Vegetable you don't like: Peppers and onions! They give me migraines!
W-Worst Habit: not cleaning up my craft stuff! It is everywhere!
X-Xrays: my teeth, legs and chest
Y-Your fave food: Fruity Cheerios
I am excited for tomorrow! I have an eye doctor appointment at Sears. They have a $99 sale on glasses this month. I love the glasses I have now. I think they look fantastic but they pull my hair out on the left side! The arm moves just a little and when I take them off my hair comes with it! YIKES! Since I have been getting my hair highlighted lately I think I will stick with the tortoise shell look. I would love to get contacts but they just never work out well for me! Glasses are just easier for a lazy person! lol
So hopefully I will be able to post a few pictures of my latest creations tomorrow! I am in two Valentine secret sister groups and have been busy making things for my two lil' cupids! *wink*
I really like what I have done and am dying to show you!! Come back tomorrow to see!
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Have fun with your chicks!
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Beginning July 2007, SU will begin "The Collections" catalogs. Instead of 1 Idea Book & Catalog for a whole year, a smaller catalog will be released twice a year! The first catalog, "Fall/Winter 2007 Collection" will run July - December. The second catalog, "Spring/Summer 2008 Collection" will run January - June. Instead of 4 mini catalogs, there will be 2 - a Holiday Mini & an Occasions Mini. Sell-A-Bration will still be offered, just at different times! Also, you will have access to the Collection Preview brochure, which will be available a month before each of the 2 semiannual catalogs. It will offer you a sneak peak of selected stamp sets & accessories from the upcoming catalog! This way, Stampin' Up! will be able to offer new items more often!
Another announcement is the Mini Starter Kit! Start up your business for just $99!
Have you been on the fence about signing up as a demonstrator? Well this is a great opportunity! From January 15 - February 28 - you can sign up as a demonstrator and get your mini started kit for just $99! Click on the link to my Stampin' Up! website for more info - on or after the 15th!
Don't forget it is Sell-A-Bration time! I have a special project planned for workshops booked during SAB! The last day to order is February 26th. If you don't have your own copy of the catalog or Mini catalog (Winter and SAB is out right now) You can check them out here
So, what do you think? Big stuff, huh? I have to be honest.. I am uber excited about the two catalogs a year! Sure, change is tough but this is a change I am behind 100%! Can I make a confession? I have every singe set I wanted from the catalog already! YIKES! I won't even try to think of how much I have spent this year! This was the best catalog yet and I dove in head first! I can't wait to see what next year brings! Let's just say that I saw a sneak peek of the Spring Mini catalog and SU is on point with this one!
I can't wait to see what else they have in store for us! I will be sure to keep you up to date!!
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Let me list the products used first: wooden frame-Provo Craft, paint-Making Memories everything else- Stampin' Up!: paper-Simply Scrappin kit Just Delightful, ink-Stazon Black, SU White Craft pad,SU markers- Pretty In Pink, Pixie Pink, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, stamps-SU Polka Dots and Paisleys.
I used the Twist and Glue to adhere the paper to the front and outside edges. I used the twist up large applicator to apply the glue to the paper then applied it to the frame. I then used a credit card to smooth any bubbles out. Once the glue was dry (it took about 10 minutes to be sure) I sanded away any left over edges and then used the white craft ink to cover up any wood. I then painted the inside of the frame with pink paint. The frame comes with a cardboard insert and I used that to measure a piece of white paper. On that paper I stamped the images and then glues that paper to the cardboard insert. I did that to ensure the inside would be sturdy. It worked and looks very nice! I really like the Twist and Glue. For a "wet" glue it doesn't get soggy. It gives nice coverage and I would highly recommend it to anyone!
Thursday, January 04, 2007
"This week your challenge is to create something, anything, that celebrates your chosen word for 2007. Maybe a layout. Maybe a blog posting or a journal entry or a simple post-it note that you put somewhere you can see it each day. Make sure to journal about why you chose your word and what it means for you - the more you let yourself explore the more benefit you will receive in the end."
There was also a piece about her word. (kind of long.. bear with me.. it is good)
"A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can be sharp and biting or rich and soft and slow.Last fall in issue two of this newsletter I wrote about the power of words and gave my top ten tips for getting those words down when you are scrapbooking. Today I want to introduce you to the idea that a single word can be a catalyst for enriching your life as well as your scrapbook layouts.Last year I began a tradition of choosing one word for myself each January - a word that I can focus on, mediate on, and reflect upon as I go about my daily life. Last year my word was something I wanted to bring into my life in a more tangible way. My word was play. I thought a lot about play and what it means to me. I tried to incorporate it more into my everyday and on my adventures out in the crazy world. For me, it was a lot about living without fear - about being more open to experiences with an attitude of playfulness. The word play found its way onto many scrapbook pages and into many stories I told throughout the year.Can you identify a single word that sums up what you want for yourself in 2007?It can be something tangible or intangible. It could be a thought or a feeling or an emotion. It can be singular or plural. The key is to find something that has personal meaning for you. This is not your mother's word or your spouse's word or your child's word - this is YOUR word. One little word can have big meaning in your life if you allow yourself to be open to the possibilities. And here's one thing that is totally interesting: sometimes a word will pop into your brain and it will not make any sense to you right now. Give it some time. Let it percolate a bit. I have often found that our hearts speak to us in very unique ways. Maybe this is a word you need to hear but just aren't ready for it yet. Again, be open to the possibilities.You may be wondering, what in the heck does this all have to do with scrapbooking? For me, words are at the heart of what I do. The photos are a huge part, but the words bring it all home. Often times I will begin a layout with a single word. That word becomes my guide as I create my page. It helps me focus the story I am trying to tell and gives me an instant, easy graphic title approach. How often has a word directed your creativity when working on layouts?Take some time this week to think about your own word for 2007 and read on for a related weekly challenge.And in case you were wondering, my word for 2007 is peace. "
I am not sure yet what my word is. I have to think about it for awhile. Maybe I can think of a good one while I create tonight! (hmm create.. that's a good word! lol) I got my samples from UHU today and I want to check them out tonight! I will be sure to post pics now that I know how easy it is!!
Here is the link to Ali E's blog/newletter BTW: http://www.aliedwards.typepad.com/
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
What will I do with my adhesive? Why use my new yummies of course! I got a package today from Joanns.com.. what do you think it was? Why my new Cuttlebug of course! YIKES! I have been bitten by the bug! Did I need a 'bug? No.. probably not.. but I will have fun with it! I haven't even opened the box yet! I am waiting.. if I open it now I will just start playing! I still have to clean up my scrap room! I moved my desks and put together the rest of my Target cubes so the main things are set up and now I need to figure out what craft supplies stay and what goes. I signed up for 2peas RAK group so you can bet I will be mailing out a few envelopes next week! I have SO MUCH that I just need to get rid of. I am going to put together a box or Tracey's Girl Scout troop and one that I will be asking the New Haven Ronald McDonald house if they would like it. I signed up for the Stampin Up volunteer group for the RMD house. I am really looking forward to being able to help any way I can. I just want to go play with the kids, who am I kidding? lol
So, that is all that is going through my brain right now. Sorry if I rambled but it s a ramblin' day I think.. I am going to tackle my room now.. wish me luck!
My Mom has expressed to me that I am hovering and she doesn't feel like I am letting her do anything on her own. I think she might be right. She had a stroke and I worry.. I worry she will have anther. I worry she will fall (again) I worry that I will be without her much too soon. Last night she vacuumed for the first time. She accidentally sucked up an entire roll of my ribbon that was on a dowel near the floor. I went off. I pouted and stomped off. I went downstairs to get it out of the vacuum (we have Central Vac) and she turned it back on... So I stomped back upstairs and yelled.. I shouldn't have. I shouldn't have acted like such a jerk but I did. Now I am trying to let her do her own thing and not "advise" her of what or how to do anything. It is SO hard. I am not one to mind my own business.. I have to learn I guess.. It will be a lesson that I need to learn.. We will see how it goes. I am getting my own place this year.. Maybe it will be the best thing for both of us. It will be so hard though. I have been here since I was ill. 2001.. that is a long time. It is the best I and I know it. We will see how it goes.. Pray for me.. us.