Thursday, February 25, 2010

MDS- Fun in the snow!

After watching Patty Bennett's My Digital Studio webinar tonight I had a creative streak and decided to make a scrapbook page of Deborah and Mike playing in the snow! Hope you like it.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Brown Apron with Build a Bear and Flowers

My friend and team member Polly gave me her brown Stampin UP apron recently and I wanted to spiffy it up a little bit. I saw so many cute ideas at leadership. Jill Olsen had a cute flowers on her apron and another presenter from Canada had a build a bear on her apron pocket so I decided to combine both ideas and make my new apron really cute and this is what I came up with. What do you think. I used felt for the build a bear and scrap fabric for the build a bear clothes and cut the flowers with the pennant scallops plus a dash of summer sun corduroy buttons to show off those flowers. Thanks for looking.

Bubble Wrap Butterflies Tutorial

I finally got around to showing you my MDS tutorial for cutting the bubble wrap butterflies. Thanks for looking! By the way those butterflies will be mailed tomorrow. Hope you like them.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


This is a fun story, this week, my husband got a bookcase in the mail that he ordered and he had to put it together. In normal husband fashion he put the empty boxes on the porch when he was finished (to go outside later). When I went out the back door to go to my day job I glanced at the packaging and noticed that it had beautiful purple bubble wrap, so I went back inside and told him if he was getting rid of the boxes today save the bubble wrap for me. (grin) you know how we save everything, (he is used to me saving "stuff") I didn't know what I was going to do with it but knew something was going to work. When I got home I went right to my Big Shot #113439 and pulled out the Beautiful Butterflies die #114507 and started cutting out butterflies. I also added some Old Olive Striped Ribbon #115618to a white candle and used a mini glue dot #103683 to attach the butterfly to the ribbon and also on the curly willow twigs in the vase. So what do you think. Send me a message below the post and the first three post to comment on these beautiful butterflies will get some in the mail. Thanks for looking. #1 #2 #3 #4

Secret Sister Goodies

These are a couple of new Secret Sister Gifts I have gotten lately. I love getting new ideas in the mail. I have the greatest team. I am looking for new members especially during SAB when the demo kit is at a discount and you get an extra stamp set. No time like now. Contact me, if you could use some extra money and have fun showing your friends how to stamp. You can decide when you want to work and when you don't. I have had this fun job for 10.5 years and do not ever want to stop. Email me for more information.

Message in a bottle!!!

Have you ever thought about unusual ways to send mail? WOW someone that is not expecting fun mail. It is so much fun. Earlier this month I mailed the bottles below to my top ten demonstrators on my team for sales performance. I typed up a message and cut it out with our Big Shot top note die (113643) and stamped the Stampin' UP's "Statement of the heart" on the other side along with stamping some hearts on it. I rolled it up (diploma style not sure if that is a real style) and tied a mellon mambo polka dot ribbon (115611)around it and added candy and punched out hearts to the unused, empty, dry water bottle and put an address label on it and put tape over the label and taped the top on. It cost about $1.59 to mail, depending on the weight of course. I Hope you like this idea and will surprise someone in your life soon. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine for my Sweetie

This is the valentine I gave to my husband yesterday. I wrapped 2 large candy bars in designer paper and used a tag from my Big Shot Dies and made the flower by punching several hearts and glued together and topped with a button and tied a gingham ribbon around it and add the love tag from. He liked it!!! SUPPLIES: Jackpot DSP paper-113995 Two Tags Die - 115954 Heart to Heart Punch - 113694 Red Gingham Ribbon-104827 Playground Button- 116313 Tiny Tags- 118592 Medium Jewelry Tag Punch-117190 Valentine Candy

Join Big Shot Club-Budget Friendly

I know you have seen me using my big shot at classes, clubs, stamp camps and really wanted one for yourself but it may not be in your budget well I have the answer for you. I am offering the opportunity to get your own big shot on a budget sort of like layaway. Here are the details with two options.
The big shot comes with cutting pads, and platform for the $99.95
Textured Impressions Embossing folder of your choice (page 195), 2 dies that cost $19.95 of your choice (pages 196, 197, 199), Stampin Up backgrounds 1 (page 195) and ... A hostess stamp set, and... $15 in free merchandise (That's over $25 in FREE merchandise!!)
Fancy favor die (page 200) and Stampin UP backgrounds 1 (page 195) and...A hostess stamp set, and... $15 in FREE merchandise (That's over $25 in FREE merchandise!!)
TO JOIN the Big Shot Club, you must have three buddies (4 total ) or be willing to wait until three others sign up independently..
Here's how it works!
OPTION 1 sub total cost $159.75
Shipping $15.98
Tax $13.62
Total $189.35 divided by 4 = $47.34 per month per club member
OPTION 2 sub total cost $151.85
Shipping and handling $15.19
Tax $12.95
Total $179.99 divided by 4=$45.00 per month per club member
Club members take turns "hostessing" workshops and receiving hostess benefits. (You don't really have a workshop in your home, but we do the paperwork as if you had.) Each person gets the big shot and the dies, and the person "hosting the workshop receives the hostess benefits. At the end 4 months everyone has a Big Shot and several dies (depending on the option your club decides on), a hostess stamp set, $15 in free merchandise.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Wellness Wishes- Free with SAB Promotion

I just got this cute little stamp set free with my Sale-a-Bration Special that Stampin UP has going with every $50 you spend you get a free stamp set, designer paper or a new punch (Scallop Trim Border). I was so excited yesterday when my order came in I just had to make something with it. I have some get well cards to make for my Sunday School friends and my Bunko Group and this little dog was just right. I thought it would be so cute and perk anyone up that was feeling down. Thanks for looking. Supplies: Wellness Wishes Stamp Set -120209 (special number when free) Bashful Blue Card Stock 105120 Close to Cocoa Card Stock 101341 Bashful Blue Marker 105111 Real Red Marker 100052 Creamy Carmel Marker 100078 Naturals Ivory Card Stock 101849 Chocolate Chip 1/4 Grosgrain Ribbon 111367 Big Shot Square Scallop Die (for back of card) 115950 1-3/4 Circle punch 112004 Scallop Edge Punch 112091 Window Punch 105090 Modern Label Punch 116630 Soft Subtles Brad (Bashful Blue) 106954 On this one I am using some supplies that I had left over from some retired papers. Supplies: Wellness Wishes Stamp Set -120209 (special number when free) Itty Bitty Backgrounds-114996 Naturals Ivory Card Stock 101849 Real Red Card Stock 102482 Marigold Morning Card Stock (retired In Color) Real Red Marker 100052 Creamy Carmel Marker 100078 More Mustard Marker 100076 Window Punch 105090 Modern Label Punch 11663 Vintage Brads 109109

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine Box from the Petal Card Die

This was a fun box to make the top was made with the Petal Card Die and so easy. I cut the hearts using the Big Shot Hearts embossing die from a coke can and added a string and I love the way it turned out. The top of the box was made using the Petal Card Die cut from our Big Shot collection and a round scallop punch. I added the shred and a ribbon. Thanks for looking.
Framed with Love - 114389
Charming- 116519
Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die - 117332
Petal Card Die- 113467
Scallop Circle Punch - 109043

Secret Sisters

My Stamping up team is participating in a secret sister swap for 3 months and I wanted to share the card I received from my secret sister. I love that she used different colors. It is so pretty. I can't wait to see what she makes for me next. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sweet Pea Bag could be yours- join my team in Feb

I purchased several of these bags at the Stampin' UP! Leadership conference in Phoenix last month and it could be yours. Just join my team in Feb and I will make you a cute tag to go on it for you. I got the tag idea from Patty Bennett except she used hearts and I used the Top Note Die from our Big Shot collection. I used My Digital Studio to create the background and then added a button and monogram, jumbo eyelet and brown stripped ribbon. Contact me today to get your own bag.

Stamp Club Projects

Saturday our stamp club met and we had such a good time stamping and just enjoying our friendship together. We made the birdhouses below using the milk carton Big Shot die in the occasions mini catalog.
While at Leadership last month I saw Patty Bennett demo this darling birdhouse. it is so easy you are going to want to make a bunch and fine a twig to attach them too. You will need Mini Milk Carton die (found in the Occassions Mini Catalog), a piece of 2x4 cardstock and Extra Large Two Step Bird Punch. You score the 2x4 card stock in half at 2" and assemble.
Supply List:
Mini Milk Carton Die #117310
1 1/4 Circle Punch #104403
Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch #117191
Big Shot Die Cut Machine #113439
1/2 Sheet of cardstock of choice for house
2x4 cardstock for roof
2-way glue pen #100425

Love Notes

Love notes: On Feb 1st, I decided to make valentine love notes for my husband and leave them in places he would find them during the day. Here are a few of the notes I retrieved from his desk. The first day I put one in the bathroom cabinet so he would find it when he brushed his teeth, next day in the cabinet next to the coffee, and in his sock drawer etc. It was fun to come up with different places and I will continue till Feb 14th. The first day he called me at work and said thank you for the sweet note it brightened my day. By day 4 he said I keep finding these little notes every day and he smiled. That was worth more than I can say. Just wanted to share with you.