Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator
I hope to share some of my favorite things here with you as well as to feed my creative outlet! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Soooooo crazy!



My life has been a total whirlwind lately! Soccer has started and since hubby and I run the show it has been utter chaos around here! Hubby has been away quite a bit on travel with work so I have been doing the bulk of getting things going! I also run our local HS group and tomorrow is our big Back to School meeting! Did I mention busy?! LOL

I have had n0 time to stamp lately and it is bringing me dooown! I was up last night at 3:30am and stamped some of my new images on paper, but nothing came of it! Really like the new images though! I will try to get something done later today and share it with you in the morning! In the meantime I wanted to show you the sweetest thing ever!! On one of hubby's trips away he brought me a little souvenir! He picked these stamp sets out by himself... just because!! I was so excited that he brought me home stamps I could barely stand it! He is a keeper!

Back in the morning! Have a great day!

Friday, August 22, 2008

To Do Love List!




This has been a truly bizarre-o month! Between hubby's schedule, my oldest son's schedule and my schedule there has been almost constant travel this month! We have not been together at home as a 'whole unit' since the 1st of August. I am really missing everyone! : ( On my last out of town I rattled off about 100 to do's to sweet hubby! After his eyes glazed over I decided I better start writing stuff down! I didn't want to make a plain Honey Do list though, so I took out a pile of scraps and this is the To Do List he wound up with! I used a 12 X 12 piece of paper folded in half and then accordion folded to make pockets! I made a pull out book mark type card for each day that I would be gone and stuck a post it note on the back with that day's to do's! Worked great! I am not going to list the recipe because it is mostly scraps, but would be happy to answer any questions you may have! : )

Unfortunately, the travel schedule is still in progress! Hubby got home last night, but has to leave again Sunday for a week and then all of my boys have a weekend trip planned to Atlanta! I am hoping that September will less chaotic! Keeping my fingers crossed!

Have a super day!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Gift set for a friend!


I went to the scrap booking convention this past weekend with a very special friend of mine! We both have really crazy, busy lives and don't get the chance to hang out often so this annual weekend is something I have really come to look forward to! We gab all the way down there and gab all the way back! Feels kind of like we have to play catch up from the whole prior year in the the two 3 hour drives! She is super sweet and a really hard worker and I have tons of respect for her! I wanted to do a little something for her so I made her this little gift set just because! I used a note card from the Fresh Cut stamp set from SU! I used Almost Amethyst card stock and designer paper and added a daisy from the round spiral punch to the front of the little bag! I filled it with cherry filled Hershey's Kisses! Have you tried them?! They are AMAZING!!! Really!! Run out and grab a bag now! You will not be sorry! ; )

Recipe:
Stamps: Fresh Cuts and Canvas Background (center of daisy!)
Ink: Almost Amethyst and Old Olive
Paper: Almost Amethyst and AA designer paper
Extras: Spiral Circle Punch, Sparkle Bling, Brads and paper piercer

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Bear hugs and birthday tags!







Hello everyone! Miss me?! I have missed you! : ) I had a wonderful time at the CK Scrap booking convention! I went with the greatest group of girls and got to see so many fun new products and make several fun projects! Two days of all day creativity does a person good! I will be posting some of my projects made there, but first want to catch up on the things I made before I left! : )

I needed a card for my son's girlfriend's going away gift. She left for college this weekend! Big sniffles! We truly miss her so much already! She is such a sweetie. We got her a fluffy stuffed elephant to let her know that she could never be forgotten and I wanted to make her a card to go with it! I chose one of my favorite all time stamps. It is just a generic, no name stamp that I found in some dollar bin several months ago! Don't even remember the store name! It was quite a find though! Look at that cute bear face!!

I also needed a card to send along with a small package for my mom! I was so happy with the first one that I made a similar one for my mom. I added a few different things and added faux stitching on the ribbon to give it a different look! I also added a faux cross stitch around the focal image with my paper piercer to give it a hand made feel. The blues on the card go perfectly with that cuddly looking fella!

Recipe:
Stamps: No Name and SU! One of a Kind
Paper: SU Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Pacific Point and Pink Pirouette
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Pink Passion and Blue Bayou
Extras: Scalloped Edge Punch, Paper Piercer, Small and Large Oval Punch, Small and Large Tag Punch, Vanilla Ribbon and Sparkle Bling

Birthday Tags!

I needed some card/tags to go along with my niece's birthday gifts! I made these and tucked the back half into their gift bags and let the front half hang out. They are 3 years apart, but their mom likes to keep their gifts and themes the same, so I duplicated the tags! I used that cute little ballerina from Lizzie Anne Designs. I added a vellum butterfly cutout that I colored pink. I flipped up the wings so it looks like it just landed on the card! I used my Large Circle Punch as a template and sponged pink over the stamped image. They were a hit! : )

Recipe:
Stamps: Lizzie Anne Designs and SU Whimsical Alphabet
Paper: Bashful Blue and Vellum
Ink: Pink Passion, Almost Amethyst
Extras: Sponge and Large Giga Circle Punch





Thursday, August 14, 2008

A gift for friend!


Sorry about the lackage of posting lately! Been super busy! I am on my way out the door in just a few minutes for a Creating Keepsakes Scrap booking Convention! I am soooooo excited! I wanted to share something with you guys before I left though! I made this gift set for Kristi of Hannah Stamps! She is so sweet and I thought it would be nice to do something for her!

I will have tons to share when I get back from convention...promise! Have a great weekend and see you in a couple of days!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Beautiful RAK from my sweet SBS2 Sister!!



I was so surprised and happy today when I checked my mail and found this gorgeous RAK (Random Act of Kindness!) waiting for me! My very sweet SBS2 sister, Becky sent this to me along with these adorable Changito monkey images!! I LOVE this little guy! Becky, I love my card and all of these fun images! Thank you so much for thinking of me! You are the greatest! You really made my day! Great big hug!!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Butterfly box!




I needed a tiny little box to hold a tiny little trinket and so I played around until I made one that fit! I stamped swirls from the Autumn Leaves set Swirls in Pink Pirouette on Pink Pirouette card stock from Stampin Up! Then I stamped the butterfly from SU!'s Dreams du Jour in Blue Bayou randomly on top of the swirls! I made a belly band and stamped the same butterfly and layered it onto the round spiral punch from SU! I glitter-fied (is that even a word?!) the wings with Stickles and added a piece of designer paper from the new Bella Rose pack into the bottom of the box! LOVE that stuff! The box turned out to be a perfect fit! : )

Birthday totes!


My nieces both have birthdays this month and so I wanted to make them each a little something to wish them a happy birthday until their mutual party. I used the pattern from the mini purses that I have been making and altered it down some! I used stamps from Stampin Ups! Zoofari set and letters from the Michael's dollar spot to spell out each of their names! I stuffed them each with paper, crayons, a cool light up eraser and some chocolate! Happy birthday girls! : )

Monday, August 4, 2008

Goodies for Grandma!




My hubby had to go out of town this week for business and happens to be going very close to where my Grandma lives! He always makes the time to stop over for a visit (isn't he the sweetest!?) This time he is going over and bringing pizza for dinner so she won't have to cook! I thought I would send a little something up for her and my uncle! I made her one of these adorable little mini purses! These things are so much fun to make! You can find the instructions here on Chiaki Haverstick's wonderful site along with several other great templates! I made my uncle (and a family friend) these boxes in a bag...all to be filled with chocolate before being delivered! : )

Hope that you have a wonderful day! : )

Recipes:

Purse:
Stamps: Canvas Background
Paper: SU Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Yo Yo Yellow and Bella Rose DP
Ink: SU Markers and Tangerine Tango
Extras: Brads, Round Spiral Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch and Paper Piercer


Bags:
Paper: Paper Pizazz, SU Blue Bayou and Whisper White
Extras: Scalloped Punch, Tab Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Star Punch, 3 Flower Punch and Sparkle Gems from Target Dollar Spot, Ribbon and Brads

Friday, August 1, 2008

Almost time to get back in the swing of things!


August is here and that means that the time to get things up and running again is almost here! : )
As I have mentioned before, I coordinate our communities local home school group and hubby and I run soccer for our community. This is the time when we have to get all the planning done and get both things going again for a new year. Today I had a loooong planning meeting with the other two mom's that help me with our home school group! We met intending to plan out the entire year, but wound up doing a lot of gabbing! LOL It was a really nice meeting! I am excited about the upcoming year because we have some pretty big plans in place! I wanted to bring them each a little gift so I searched through my patterns and chose these cute little purses! I filled them both with 'planning meeting survival supplies'!!! (note pad, pen, light up daisy eraser, gum and of course chocolate!) I faux stitched the handles and side straps and held it all together with a ton of brads! Aren't they cute?! : ) I added those cheerful daisies to the front on a pop dot and there you have it! Hope you like them!

Have a great night!

Just a Note!



I was thinking about a friend and wanted to make a simple card to let her know she was on my mind! I really love making these cute daisy's! They are sooo easy and they just look so cheerful!! I used the round spiral punch from Stampin Up! to make the flower base and the canvas background stamp and a 1/2" circle punch to make the flower center. Aren't they adorable?! : ) I used SU!'s Pink Pirouette (my new favorite SU color!!)Bashful Blue and Blue Bayou (which is about to retire and be gone forever...sniffles!!). I stamped the butterfly from Dreams Du Jour in PP on the PP paper and then added the daisies. I double layered one of them and then added a fluttering butterfly on top of it all. I added sparkle to the wings and used a sentiment from SU! 's Sincere Salutations. I really like the soft feel of this card! : ) Take a minute to let someone that you care about today know! Life is short and can be very uncertain. Thanks for stopping by!

Big hug!

Recipe:
Stamps: Dreams Du Jour, Canvas Background and Sincere Salutations
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Yo Yo yellow and Blue Bayou
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Tangerine Tango and Blue Bayou
Extras: Round Spiral Punch, 1/2" circle punch, stickles, pop dot


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