Friday, November 18, 2011

We're getting closer!!!!!





I’m having fun getting ready for my

Christmas class!  Here is a sneak peak.

 I also started decorating for Christmas tonight!  Not the major stuff, just a few little things.

 Usually I have vintage glass ornaments on my Stamp Room tree.  The photo is all the explanation needed for the vintage balls staying safe in their boxes this year and the shatterproof ornaments taking their place.  Who knows when the vintage lovelies will make an appearance again.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

It’s time….
(yeah…it’s ‘bout time, I’ve been waiting all year!)
I finally have finalized my final events of the year!
Designer Dry Erase Board Class
Monday, November 14
10 am and 7pm*

 Make a beautiful picture frame dry erase board to display in your entry way, kitchen or office. These make great gifts!
Class includes picture frame (white or black), 4 seasonal designer paper backgrounds, 4 ribbon roses and a dry erase marker that attaches to the back of the frame.
You will choose your backgrounds and coordinating ribbon and learn how to make ribbon roses.
When you sign up let me know if you would like a white or black frame and if you have a glue gun you can bring.
*Note: I will run a Tuesday (Nov. 15) evening class if I have at least 2 people who would prefer that night.  Just let me know.
Now hold on…there’s more!

The annual Christmas class:
Bags, Tags, Cards and Gifts
(that title just isn’t jinglin’ but it’s all I can think of right now…I will try to come up with a better one and let you know)
Will be held on
Monday, November 28
10 am and 7 pm
Tuesday, November 29
7 pm
I am currently in the planning stages for this class, my favorite class of the year!
Sign up to hold your spot and find a friend to come with you!  More details to come.
And finally,
Card Box Class
I would like to know if anyone is interested in doing the card box class. The box is shown on page 35 of the Holiday Mini Catalog.
Here is a picture of the one I made to match my stamp room:

The class would include covering the box top, making the flower for the top, labeling the dividers that go inside and 2 cards.
You will be able to choose the paper for your box top and flower.
This class would be scheduled the first week of December* and would cost $35.
*I would also be willing to look at the first week of January. The box won’t be available after January 2, 2012, so I would have to have firm commitments as I would have to order enough boxes beforehand.

I will hold this class if I have interest, so let me know if you would like to do it and I will let you know as soon as I know…so we will all know.
Okay, that’s it!!!!  If you read all the way through this email you get a gold star stamped on your hand along with my sincere thanks!
Let me know if you need any help designing your holiday cards and projects.  I would be glad to assist you!
And on that note…let the holiday stampin’ begin!

Monday, June 13, 2011

The month of anticipation!

June is a big month in the Stampin' Up world.  We get ready to say "goodbye" to a shopping cart full of stamp sets, supplies and accessories that are being "retired." There is a frenzy of "Last Chance" shopping and some grieving that goes along with it...."How can they be getting rid of THAT?!"  And right behind all of this is that NEW CATALOG AND IDEA BOOK that we all can't wait to get our hands on and look through 50 times to absorb every nuance!

My June class will be a "Fond Farewell" class.  We will be using stamp sets that are soon to be gone (but not forgotten).  We will also be doing a few projects with a patriotic flavor. Sign up by clicking here.

The class is offered:
Monday, June 20
10 am and 7 pm
Tuesday, June 21
7 pm
Cost is $25

There will be some giveaways and as always if you bring a first time friend, both you and the friend receive a gift!

Here is a photo of a birthday gift for a friend of mine.  The geraniums weren't blooming so I created my own flowers using the new Stampin' Up In Colors (plus Real Red) and the Fun Flowers #121812 die.  I looooooove the new colors and am so looking forward to creating with them!

I am thankful flowers are blooming outside...they always do even when the weather has been not very nice since last August.  Somehow, those plants get enough light to produce beauty and I am thankful for that!
Well, time to get stampin'!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring is Here...Time to Stamp!

Yippee!  Spring is here!  Seattle has seen 60 degrees and sunshine for the last 2 days.  I turned my rabbits loose in the yard and they are so happy.  Gotta get those Easter decorations out ASAP! It just feels like a new season around here.  I might even go out and try to start some yard clean that would be something!

My March Stampin' Class is next week and I am working on some delightful spring projects for this class. This darling purse and matching notecards are the first SNEAK PEAK:

Artwork by Julie Millard
All images (C) Stampin' Up

Greenhouse Gala Designer Series paper #117167
Neutrals 12 X12" textured cardstock #121078
Whisper White cardstock #100730
Antique Brads #117273
Jumbo Eyelets #108432
Metallic Brads #119741
Certainly Celery Striped Grosgrain Ribbon #119771
Big Shot #113439
Fun Flower Die (mini catalog) #121812
Fancy Flower XL punch #118073
Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882
Sticky Strip #104293

These little notecards fit inside:

Artwork by Julie Millard
All images (c) Stampin' Up


Whisper White Cardstock #100730
Subtles Cardstock assortment #119704
(I used Baja Breeze, So Saffron, and Certainly Celery)
Chocolate Chip cardstock #102128
Stampin' Write Markers:  Chocolate Chip #100071; Baja Breeze #120965; So Saffron #105114; Certainly Celery #105106
Punch Bunch Sale-A-Bration stamp set #121847 (wood)*
1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch #119854
Big Shot #113439
Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder #115964

*Ends March 31st...just a few days left to earn great FREE stuff.

Happy Stampin' Everyone!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Card Catch Up

Dear Readers, Today I am going to post a bunch of projects that well, just need to be posted. Some are Valentines and some are from my Happy Birthday class last week. Enjoy and feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Bird Valentine
I Love Love stampin’ wheel (#117084; $8.50; pg 117); Elements of Style stamp set (#120045; $19.95; pg. 133); Always stamp set (#113620; $28.95; pg. 69); Valentine Defined stamp set (123057; $18.95; pg 9 MC); Black StazOn stamp pad (#101406; $7.95; pg. 195); Blushing Bride ink (#119786; $5.95; pg. 165); Whisper White cs (100730; $8.50; pg. 169); Basic Black cs (121045; $6.95; pg 169); Regal Rose cs (105130; $6.95; pg 166); Newsprint DS (#117166; $9.95; pg. 175); Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#121809; $7.95; pg. 28 MC).

Little Girl Valentine
Grateful Greetings stamp set (#116511; $36.95; pg. 27); Greeting Card Kids stamp set (120633; $15.95; pg. 36): Black StazOn ink pad (#101406; $7.95; pg. 195); Water color crayons (page 194); Aqua Painter (#103954; $16.95; pg. 195); Bashful Blue cs (105120; $6.95; pg. 167); Real Red cs (#120482; $6.95; pg. 166); Very Vanilla cs (#101650; $8.50; pg. 169); Love Letter DS (#117162; $9.95; pg. 173); Crimper tool (#101618; $19.95; pg. 198); Scallop Squares Duo (#120903; $21.95)
Pennant Card (inspired by Julie Ujano)
Fundamental Phrases stamp set (#114968; $37.95; page 157); Black StazOn Stamp Pad (#101406; $7.95; page 195); Whisper White cs (#100730; $8.50; page 169); Basic Black cs (#121045; $6.95; page 169); Melon Mambo cs (#115320; $6.95; page 166); So Saffron cs (#105118; $6.95; page 167); Ice Cream Parlor DS (#122242; free!; SAB page 7); Ribbon & Button Pack (#123529; free!; SAB page 7); Black embroidery thread from craft store.
Cupcake Treat Holder
Designer Series Paper (pages 172-175 in the Big Catalog and also in the mini) I used the Sale-A-Bration DS called Ice Cream Parlor on page 7 of the SAB brochure.  You can earn this for free when you place a $50 order. The ribbon on this project is also a SAB item.  See page 7 of the brochure. Old Olive striped ribbon (#115618; $9.95; page 191) Buttons page 186 of the IB&C and pages 16 and 35 of the Mini. 2 ½” circle punch (#120906; $16.95; page 11 of the mini); Scallop circle punch (#119854; $16.95; page 201).
Have fun with these! Happy Monday, everyone!  Have a great week!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Baby, Baby!

Hello Everyone!  I have been having fun making some baby cards and decorating baby gifts.  We have been to 2 baby showers in the past 2 weeks.  For quite a few years our family has been in that season of between the time of our friends getting married and having babies and our kids getting old enough that some of their friends and our nieces and nephews are beginning to do so. I finally invested in some baby and wedding stamps and am getting to use them. Here are some pics of the fruits of my stamping.

All images (c) Stampin' Up
original designs by Julie Millard

 I love the new Fun Flowers Die from the Spring Occasions Mini Catalog.  I will be using it for a project for my uncoming HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLASS.  I am currently designing this class that will be offered Feb. 28 and March 3. We will be celebrating our birthdays and making great birthday cards and gift items.  And yes, there will be cake!!!

I am putting away all my Valentine was a good run this year and I am feeling it's time for a little green.  In memory of are a few of my favorite valentine's:

Friday, January 28, 2011

Punch Your Heart Out

Well, hello, Stampers!  Long time no blog!!!!  The holidays are over and I have officially become mature by having a certain birthday that definately puts me in a catagory that is not refered to as "spring chicken."  So I shall attempt to blog in a more mature and consistent regularly!

I have had my dear friend, Julie, with me this week and we have been all over cupid and his expoits in preparation for our Valentine stamp classes coming up on Monday, January 31.  Alas, Julie heads back to Arizona tomorrow morning and I shall be left with only the memories of our week together and the mess we made in my stamp room.

The photo below is one of the projects we will be making at the class that I am calling "Punch Your Heart Out."  This class will be all about hearts and Valentine's and love (really mushy stuff).

All images are (c) Stampin' Up
Original design by Julie Millard
 We did a lot of antiquing and junking and messing around with stamps and glitter. Today I found a couple of new things for my display stand.

Sale-A-Bration is here!  Stampers' favorite time of year! Click the link to my website to find out more.