Monday, April 30, 2012

Tea Hat Container

Good morning and Happy Monday!

To start off the week, I wanted to share some amazing projects from Nicole's downline meeting. She made each of us a special gift :) She is so amazing and super talented! As I've mentioned before, her first love is jewelry and she shared that with us by making each of us beautiful earrings! And they came in this oh so cute "tea hat" container. There were blue ones and pink ones at each of our place settings. I got a pink one :)

These tea hats are super cute! Nicole did mention she got inspiration from a blog but I don't recall the name of it at the moment. I'll have to check on that for you! Anyhoo, look what we found inside!!

I wore my earrings all weekend long! hehe. I love them :) Stay tuned for more downline meeting crafting fun!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

It's a Tea Party Downline Meeting!

Good morning everyone!

So, yesterday, I mentioned I was going to a downline meeting. And let me tell you, Nicole's downline meeting was AMAZING!!!! It was not only a downline meeting but also a tea party! a TEA PARTY! How cute is that?!?! Nicole went above and beyond to make us girls feel extra special. And I did feel so special even though I was a tad bit under-dressed in my Goonies t-shirt. But hey! It's all good because I was at an awesome tea party! It was all so super fancy :) Check it out!

We each had our own place settings all decked out with a tea cup and saucer, 2 plates, a drinking glass, silverware and a cloth napkin! Yes, I said a CLOTH napkin! I felt so bad when I spilled some tea that I asked for some paper napkins because I didn't want to clean up the spilled tea with the fancy cloth napkin! There were 4 different flavors of tea for all of us to try and I must say I have a new favorite :) Royal Wedding. Oh so delicious! I just added a bit of cream and I was all set! We were so impressed with the spread and the tea and thought that was it. But wait! There's more!! Then came out the food!

Not only was the tea delicious, so was the food and can I just say that I love, love, loved it all!! There were strawberries, scones, sausage filled croissants, and three different kinds of tea sandwiches - cucumber, egg salad and chicken salad. And then came the dessert! Bunt cakes and pie! I couldn't get enough of it all and couldn't get over how amazing everything was!

And after this wonderful tea party, we had a fun filled meeting with reports, recognitions, make and takes and swaps! These ladies are so super talented! Stay tuned for more of that fun stuff.

Thank you again Nicole for all the hard work you put into this wonderful tea party and downline meeting. You and your sister are so inspiring! You always introduce me to new worlds and now I want to buy some tea, buy some cream and bust out my tea set! Tee-Hee :D Thanks again for a wonderful afternoon!!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Nicole's Downline Meeting

Good morning everyone!

Today is an exciting day because my talented downlines are going to their very first downline meeting! Wooohoooo! This downline meeting is for all the downlines of my awesome upline Nicole. My amazing up-upline Niki will also be there :) I can't wait to get my stamp on with these ladies. They are all so super creative! 

Along with discussing anything and everything Stampin' Up!, we will of course be getting crafty :) And to get all pumped for this meeting, there will also be a swap! I know my downlines have been working hard on their swaps and they've been really excited about them! I can't wait to see what their creative minds came up with :)

As for me, it took me awhile to try and figure out what I was going to do. But, after sitting myself down and looking over what I had, I finally came up with a card. I also wanted to use something that I haven't used in awhile and was super excited when I finished. I took inspiration from recent cards that I have made and this is a sneak peek of the card that I made for the swap:

I also made gifts for everyone so stay tuned! I can't wait to share all the fun stuff from this meeting with you :)

Have a wonderful Saturday and great weekend!

Friday, April 27, 2012

More added to the Retired List :)

Hello everyone and HAPPY FRIDAY!

Today I wanted to tell you about more wonderful items that have been added to the Retired List Promotion.
Dates: April 25-May 31, 2012 (items available while supplies last and select accessories items are now discounted)

After the retired stamps list came out, I know many of us couldn't wait to see the retired accessories list and the retiring definitely decorative list. Well, they are both finally here! The Stampin' Up! Retired Accessories list and the Stampin' Up! Retiring Definitely Decorative list have been released. This is your last chance to get anything on both those lists before they're gone. Many products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early! And what's great about the retired accessories list is that there are also some items that have been discounted :)

Check your wish lists! And grab those accessories and definitely decorative product that you've had your eye on for awhile :) Click Shop Now if you would like check out the retired accessories and definitely decorative product and don't forget to choose me as your Demonstrator. Click here if you would like to see a PDF of the retired accessories list. And click here if you would like to see a PDF of the retiring definitely decorative list.

And SAVE THE DATE! With all of these items retiring, that only means that there will be so many wonderful NEW product in the new catalog. Mark your calendars! There will be a huge launch party on June 2. Keep an eye out for your personal invitation and registration form via email. If you want to attend the launch party, please email me your email address and I will send you an invite and registration form! Send in those registration forms as soon as possible because spots fill up quickly :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

For the Newlyweds

Good morning everyone!

I just LOVE weddings :) And I was so happy when my friend Camille asked me to make a wedding card for her friends who recently got married. I decided to go a little bigger than normal and created a 5x7 card. She mentioned that the colors of the wedding were purple and silver so I went with Perfect Plum and the Silver Glimmer paper. Since all I knew about the wedding were the colors, I also went with butterflies and a little bling :)

I love butterflies and I love the butterfly in the Creative Elements stamp set. Isn't it so pretty? I love the elegant doily like pattern of the butterfly. And I am a huge fan of glitter, glimmer and bling, which is why I found myself reaching for the Silver Glimmer paper and the Basic Rhinestone Jewels.

Here is what I used to make the card:
Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)
Perfect Plum Classic Stampin' Pad (101437)
Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402)
Creative Elements Stamp Set (Clear 122647, Wood 122645)
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set (115370)
Basic Rhinestones Jewels (119246)

If you would like to start shopping, please click here. And don't forget to choose me a your Demonstrator :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Extreme Surfboard

Good morning everyone! 

My friend Camille wanted a card with a surfer for her hubby's upcoming birthday (HOPE YOU HAVE  WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY CLINT!!!!). I didn't have any surfer or beach themed stamp sets and thought this was a perfect opportunity to try something new on MDS :) And what's great about MDS is that the opportunities are endless! And what's even better about MDS is that you can try out MDS Express for FREE for 30 days! Click here to find out more information about this great Stampin' Up! Digital designing software trial.

I decided to try and make another hybrid card. I designed this card using MDS and added a few things. This is what I came up with on MDS:

I wanted to add some dimension to the card so I also printed out another sheet of just the surfboards so I could cut them out individually:

And here is the finished card with the surfboards popped up and the surfer is embossed with black embossing powder to give it that shine. My hubby really likes the card and now he's REALLY looking forward to HIS birthday card! Hmmm, no pressure, not at all ;)

Here is a list of what I used to make this card:
My Digital Studio (118108)
Extreme Surfboard Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download (124218)
Boardwalk Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download (129598) 
Digital colors - Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Wild Wasabi and Real Red 
Black Stampin’ Emboss® Powder (109133)
Heat Tool (100005)
Powder Pals (102197) 
Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

If you would like to start shopping, please click here. And don't forget to choose me as your Demonstrator!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon :)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Scrapbook Envelope


Here is what we made in Niki's class last Thursday. It's a scrapbook envelope and it was so much fun to make! All the ladies had fun and each of us were able to choose the DSP we wanted and I chose the Twitterpated DSP. I really do enjoy Niki's classes and I look forward to it during the week. Come join us if you can! Click here for Niki's May Class Schedule.

Here is a look at the belly band...

and the inside tabs...

and there is even a place for any sentiment you would like...

and how cute is this?!?! a place for a personalized note...

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Uncle Rolly!

Happy Monday everyone!


Today I would like to share a card that I made for my uncle's birthday. He's a simple guy, so I made a simple card. I like the clean and simple look of it. I left it with my mom when we went to visit so that she can give it to him today.

I wanted to use some Stampin' Up! designer buttons and I've seen some cards with variations of this design and thought that my uncle would like it. I was bummed because I didn't have any stamp sets with 'Happy Birthday' sentiments. I know, I know, how could that happen?!?! But it did happen, so I wasn't able to stamp any sentiment on the front of the card :(

Here is the supply list:
Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
Island Indigo Card Stock (122923)
Lucky Limeade Card Stock (122926)
Pool Party Card Stock (122924)
Daffodil Delight Card Stock (119683)
Subtles Designer Buttons (119745)

If you would like to start shopping, please click here. And don't forget to choose me as your Demonstrator!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Auntie Cely :)


Today is a special day because we get to celebrate my Auntie Cely's birthday! We are hoping to surprise my mom's sister later today and drop off this card that I made for her. I used the new Summer Smooches Suite to make her card. I just love the DSP, the ribbon and of course the fabric brads :D

My auntie got to celebrate her birthday in San Francisco yesterday :) The kids and grandkids took her for a day of fun in the city. Aren't they so sweet?!?!

Here are close up shots of the flower. I love adding dimension and texture to the flowers that I put on cards. If you'd like to learn how, email me and let's book a workshop and I can show you and your friends how :)

Here are the supplies that I used to make the card:
Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
Lucky Limeade Card Stock (122926)
Daffodil Delight Card Stock (119683)
Real Red Card Stock (102482)
Summer Smooches DSP (125409)
Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad (122937)
Blossom Punch (125603)
1-1/4" Circle Punch (119861)
1-3/8" Circle Punch 119860)
Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon (125583)
Summer Smooches Fabric Brads (125589)
Lovely Letters Alphabet Stamp Set (115030) 

If you would like to start shopping, please click here. And don't forget to choose me as your Demonstrator!

Enjoy your Sunday :)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

I {Heart} Hearts

Good morning everyone! And Happy Saturday! Looks like it's going to be another beautiful day here in the central valley :)

So, I was looking over the Stampin' Up! Retired Stamps list and I thought I would share this card with you today. I used the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set. This stamp set is now retired so grab it while you can! Click here for the PDF of the retired stamp list.

I also used the coordinating Heart to Heart punch. I've mentioned before that I love how Stampin' Up! not only has great stamp sets, but some of them also have coordinating punches! I CASE-d this card from my wonderful up-upline Niki. Isn't she great? Hop on over to her blog. She has amazing projects!

And here are some close up shots of those different heart shapes. They also were stamped with different stamping techniques. Want to learn how these different looks were made? Let's book a workshop so that I can show you how! Email me and we can set a date :)

And here are the supplies I used to make the card:
Pool Party Card Stock (122924)
Old Olive Card Stock (100702)
Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
Heart to Heart Punch (119881)
1-3/8" Circle Punch (119860)
Small Heart Punch (117193)
1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (119854)
1-1/4" Circle Punch (119861)
Modern Label Punch (119849)
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad (103133)
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad (122938)
Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad (122937)
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad (121030)
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad (115657)
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad (102277)
Basic Pearls Jewels (119247)
Brights Designer Buttons (119747)
I {Heart} Heart Stamp Set (Clear 118571, Wood 117010)

If you would like to start shopping, click here. And don't forget to choose me as your Demonstrator!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Saturday!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Summer Smooches DSP

Hello everyone and HAPPY FRIDAY!!

I love the new Summer Smooches Suite and I wanted to share the love :) I'd like to share another birthday card with you, which showcases the lovely new DSP. And look! A FABRIC BRAD! Yes, I know, I've shared my excitement about these new embellishments before... many times... but I can't help it! I LOVE THEM!

Are you loving the new Summer Smooches DSP yet? And the fabric brads? If you answered yes to either question or to both, you can get them early with our sneak peek of this brand new suite! It's available for a limited time, so get yours now! If you would like to check out the Summer Smooches suite, click here. Summer Smooches fabric brads and decor stencil are only available until April 30, 2012. So, if you're loving those fabric brads like I do, get them now while you can :) All other Summer Smooches products will be available in the 2012-2013 catalog.

Here is a list of the supplies I used to make the birthday card:
Daffodil Delight Card Stock (119683)
Rich Razzleberry Card Stock (115316)
Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
Summer Smooches DSP (125409)
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad (115658)
Summer Smooches Fabric Brads (125589)
2-1/2 Circle Punch (120906)
2-3/8  Scallop Circle Punch (118874)
1-3/4 Circle Punch (119850)
1/16 Handheld Circle Punch (101227)
Elementary Elegance Stamp Set (RETIRED 2012 Sale-a-bration - Clear 125122, Wood 125120)

If you would like to start shopping, click here. And don't forget to choose me as your Demonstrator :)

Have a wonderful day and great weekend! TGIF :D

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