Saturday, August 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Dear Brother-In-Law

Hey Stampers!

Today is my Brother in Law's birthday so I made him this cute little b-day card...isn't he cute???  I made this little fellow using SU Owl Builder Punch, cut off his little ears (those are ears, right?) and voila! it's a penquin!  Too stinking cute! 

CS ~ Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Poppy Parade
Punches ~ 1 1/2, 1 1/4 and 1 inch Circles, Lg. and Sm Oval, Owl Builder
Accessories ~ Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Ok, until next time...

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Stampin' Up! 2011 Regionals Charlotte NC

Hey Stampers!

I had a wonderful time at Stampin' Up!'s Regional in Charlotte Friday!  It was very beneficial and I'm looking forward to implementing many of the tips and trying the new techniques I learned!!!  Some of these Ladies are sooooo talented!   

We had the opportunity to make two Make & Takes using a new set from the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog (available to order from beginning September 1).  It's called "You Are Loved".   Very cute and  includes a Valentine sentiment, a general sentiment, a Love sentiment (coordinates with punches), a heart, and a flower cluster. Both Make & Takes included matching envelopes!!   See Pics below...

Typically, when Demonstrators meet at these types of events, they bring card fronts to swap with one another. I made two separate projects but only carried 20 of each, next time I may take more...there was hundreds of Demonstrators swapping and I would have loved to had some of all!  

Here is my swaps, the masculine one you may remember since it is very similar to the card I sent my Dad this year for his Birthday using "Out West" stamp set.  The bookmark was made using the stamp set "Fox&Friends"  and is a stepped up version of the one we made in a Back To School class I gave Thursday Morning, isn't it so cute?!!!  

Below are pics of the event, lots and lots of Stampers in this room guys!  Since we got up at the crack of dawn and I'm not kidding (I was at Linda Fisher's at 4:20 am) we were first in line and had our pic of seats.  Decided to sit right up front and had the Camera Lady in our way most of the time...isn't that the  way it goes?  But that was ok, they had a HUGE screen up and we could see every thing that was being demonstrated!

Ok, until next time...happy stampin!

Back to School Daycare Class

Hey Stampers!

Had a blast at Patty's Daycare Thursday!  These girls are soooo talented, you would think you were dealing with adults!  I have to contribute this to Patty, she is the best!  Not only does she work daily with them on their reading, writing and arithmetic but she encorages their creative sides as well with a full stock of crafting material for use at any time during the day! Here's pics of them and the adorable projects they made:

These are personal journals the girls made using a mini composition book, DSP (Designer Series Paper), Timeless Type Jr. Alphabet and Beautiful Wings Embosslits...these were so adorable!!! 

Here's the cute, cute, cute pencil holders the girls made using the Owl Builder Punch (formally Two Step Owl) and Timeless Type Alpha die cuts and googly eyes!  I made the little box for them myself before the class to save time and they just punched out the owls vest and little red hearts and glued them on. 

Finally, here they are working on their final project; an adorable bookmark using the stamp set Fox & Friends.  I wish I had pics once they finished but I forgot to take the pic...but don't fear, I loved this bookmark so much I decided to make a stepped up version to take as Swaps to the Regionals the next day in Charlotte and will include those pics on my next post!  

Friday, August 12, 2011

Sorry it's been so long...

Hey Stampers!

Boy, it's been a while since I posted to my blog!  I began having trouble with my Verizon MIFI and was unable to be online or download/upload anything for several weeks, but I'm baaaack!

I met my BFF for lunch today, we had such a good time I sure do miss her since she's moved away.  Here is the card I made for her, I CASED this from Kelly Nelson ( for the most part, may tweak this a little more and make a few for Regionals next week: 

I just love this little guy! He is so versitile and I have been able to do so many things with him.  I'll post a few more examples later...

Recipe for this card is:

Paper: Early Expresso, Saraha Sand CS, Blushing Bride CS & DSP
Ink: Early Expresso and Blushing Bride
Stamps:  Elements of Style and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Tools: Owl Builder Punch (formally 2 Step Owl Punch), Perfect Details Texturz Plate

Thanks for dropping in, see ya next time!