Thursday, April 28, 2011

On Vacation!

Taking two weeks off from work and spending a little time in sunny Florida!  Loving life, but only have internet access if we leave the complex and go hang at Barnes And Noble or something like that.  Spending LOTS of time at the pool, so car trips aren't common.  :)  Be back the first week of May and will tell you ALL about it.  Should give me a lot of fun pictures to scrapbook with.  Maybe I will post some of those, too.  Be a first on the blog for those.  I'm not REAL good at it, but I try. 

Its in the 90's today and I REALLY like it!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New Summer Mini Goodies!!!

Whooo hoooo!   Don't you just LOVE to get something like this on your front porch!  It's like Christmas everytime I start tracking the UPS box.  The only thing better would be if it was a USPS box.  Yes, well, I'm biased.  :)

Ohhhh and then you OPEN it and see all this!!  I LOVE Stampin Up!  Can't wait to be able to spend some time with all my new goodies!  Will be posting stuff soon.  I promise!  Got some fun stuff running about my head with the new Postage punch.  Yes, I KNOW.. I'm biased, but its a COOL punch!!  Don't know if you can see the StampinUp Logo in the back, but it's now on my truck.  Will have to post picts of that too.  :)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

My first sketch challenge

I am doing my very first sketch challenge today.  I've been thinking about it for awhile, but just wasn't sure how to go about it.  So, I chose the Challenge at Create with Connie and Mary.   This is my card:

The base is Daffodil Delight.  The first layer is whisper white and I ran it thru the Big Shot with the Texture Plate (I think its called Daisy.)  The stamp set is Peace Within.  I used LOTS of Stampin Write Markers (too many to try and list them all out.)  The punches are 5 Petal Flower, Jewelry Tag and Scallop Trim.  The piece of paper under the main image is from the SAB Ice Cream Parlor Designer Paper.  The ribbon is retired -- Pumpkin Pie striped grosgrain ribbon.  This was fun.   I may have to try other ones.  :)

Something other than stamping!

I was really busy yesterday.  My Darling Husband decided we needed to work on the front of the house.   We bought the bench and flower pots last year and put flowers on them.  We liked it so much, we (he) decided we would do it again.  After MANY hours of looking for just the right ones, this is what we found.  

It was a fun day, but I can multi-task.  THIS is what I was thinking about.  I put it together this morning.   I really like it.  Its kind of clean and simple, and it's also colors I don't normally use.

My husband (who I make look at all of my cards and scrapbook pages!)  thinks the pearl on the sentiment doesn't do it.  What do you think?

Paper:  Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Paper Patterns/In Color Blushing Bride
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Beautiful Wings embosslit, Scallop Rectangle Clearlit, Basic Pearl jewels, Eyelet border , Sponge
Stamp Set:  Elements of Style

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Grab Bags and a new promotion!

Stampin Up is SUCH and awesome company!!  Have you ever looked at the Clearance Rack on the web site?  Go here and play!  Clearance Rack  If you have a designer paper addiction   love like I do, it is a wonderful place to shop!  Even though its not considered current, I may just have to spend some more money there.  They are also having Grab Bags.  What an interesting idea.  Not sure what is all on there, but it looks like you can get some fun goodies at a seriously reduced price.

Now, how about this?

And now you know why I don't blog.  LOL!!  Sorry for the blurry pictures.  I'm sure its because I took them off the SU Demo website and made them bigger.  The stamp set and paper is a sneek peek into the new Idea Book and Catalog that will come out in July.  As long as you buy $20 worth of goodies, you get the opportunity to buy this set and paper.

Four Frames Stamp Set

W: item 123440  $20.95
C: item 123442  $15.95

Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper

item 122367  $9.95

OR... you KNEW there had to be an or, right?  OR... host a workshop with me of  $350 before tax and shipping and the stamp set and paper is yours FREE.  This promotion is only good thru the end of the month, so get yours soon!