Saturday, July 26, 2014

A Wonderful Week!!

Oh my goodness!  I had such a fantastic time at my very first Stampin' Up! convention!  It was so amazing!!!  I got to meet so many nice people and learned so many neat things.  I got to meet Shelli my very first day too!  I had such a great time and so much happened that I don't even know where to start and what to say.
 Salt Lake City welcomed everyone! These flags were up all around the city.

 The blue lemon...a fantastic place to eat...wonderful food and fun atmosphere!

 Shelli!  So honored to meet her!

 The gatherings!  It was amazing just how many people there were!

 A dark selfie of me, Barbara (my upline) and Beverly!

 Stampin' Up! headquarters...had a fantastic time touring the facility...I cannot believe how creativity goes on here!  

Swaps, swaps and more swaps!  Oh my goodness!  I only made 24 swaps...and I wish I had made more.  I was almost out my very first day.  I really enjoyed getting a sample of every one's creativity and was happy to share mine! you can see... that is just a sampling of the 5 fantastic days I spent in Salt Lake City for my very first ever (and hopefully not last) Stampin' Up! convention!  

Sunday, July 13, 2014


I am so excited!  Next week I will be attending my first Stampin' Up! Convention!  The theme is Inspire.Create.Share.  Part of that sharing comes from creating swaps.  For my swaps, I decided to go for an overall simple layout.  One set is a just because card that can be used for any occasion.  The second set is more of a baby/kid theme.  Below is the baby/kid theme one....I decided to leave it generic although you could easily make it a baby card or a birthday card.  Can't wait to post all my fun adventures.  Stay tuned!    

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Bridal Shower

My closest, best friend of 27 years is getting married in March!  I am honored to be part of her wedding as the maid of honor as she was my maid of honor in my wedding 3 years ago.  Being the maid of honor, I have had the wonderful opportunity to attend her bridal/wedding showers.  I made the following set of thank you notes for her first shower and the second card for her second shower.  Both incorporate her colors: bright blue, pale pink and a soft, succulent green.

 Paper: Tempting turquoise, Pink pirouette, Pistachio pudding, Blushing bride
Stamps: circle circus, four you
Ink: Tempting turquoise, Pink pirouette, Pistachio pudding, Blushing bride

Paper: whisper white, tempting turquoise
Stamps: label love
Ink: tempting turquoise
Accessories: artisan label punch, jewels basic rhinestones, elegant lines embossing folder
Hoppy Stampin'! 

With Holidays Come and Gone...Bring on the Thank You's!

So, the holidays have come and gone and I am late uploading my thank you notes!  I had such a fantastic time playing with my new materials to make thank you notes.  If you aren't aware, Sale-A-Bration is going on right now until March 31, 2014.  Sale-a-bration is a fantastic opportunity to get free items that are only available through March 31!  How do I get free things you ask?  Well...for every $50 you spend, you earn a free item!  Easy, right?  The occasions catalog is also out right now with items available through June 1, 2014.  You can visit my store here.  Well, with that being said.... please enjoy my creations!

Hoppy Stampin'!

Paper: baked brown sugar, coastal cabana, whisper white, retro fresh DSP (occasions catalog)
Stamps: Lots of Thanks
Ink: coastal cabana, tangerine tango, baked brown sugar
Paper: whisper white, crisp cantaloupe, basic black, sweet sorbet designer series paper(DSP) (from the Occasions catalog)
Stamps: Lots of Thanks
Ink: whisper white
Techniques: sponging

Paper: tangerine tango, whisper white, coastal cabana, baked brown sugar, retro fresh DSP (occasions catalog)
Stamps: life in the forest, just sayin’
Ink: basic black, baked brown sugar
Accessories: stampin’ chalk marker, stampin’ write markers in basic black, tangerine tango, old olive, soft suede

Paper: Basic black and whisper white
Stamps: Lots of thanks
Ink: Bermuda bay, old olive, pumpkin pie, melon mambo
Accessories: designer buttons (brights), brights candy dots, game spinners

  Paper: whisper white, old olive, rich razzleberry, watercolor paper, brights DSP
Stamps: sketched birthday
Ink: StazOn (Jet Black)
Accessories: 1 3/4" scallop circle punch,
Techniques: water coloring using aqua painter

Paper: whisper white, smoky slate, watercolor wonder DSP (occasions catalog)
Stamps: lots of thanks
Ink: smoky slate
Accessories: indigo island ribbon, scallop oval and large oval punch