Hope this makes you smile...

I just had to smile when I seen this picture this morning... This is Lindsey, her sister was playing dress up with her again!LOL Emily says she looks like Abbie Cadabby, she just needs some blue and purple in her outfit--I think she's already planning Lindsey's Halloween outfit.hehehe

Good morning!

It's Wednesday, one day closer to Friday!lol You would think I had to go out to a real job or school everyday the way I look forward to the weekends, ha? I have my second workshop this evening, the hostess had a set of cards that I had made and decided she wanted to make a card that was in that pile for her workshop. I really didn't want to add that card to my sample cards because I wasn't really happy with how it turned out, but I did... Anyway, I since I already wasn't happy with it and knowing I will not take the "bling" that is on it for everyone at the workshop I decided to flip it a little and make it something I would be happy to demo. This is what I came up with... If I make another one later I will most definately add some "bling" to the center of the flowers, but I think people will like this one a the workshop, what do you think? Would you like to make this card? I also made another version because I will be demoing the bigshot and since my ovals are not from SU I wanted something that was, so the second version has the top note die used on it. :) I also made some little easy favors and door prizes, I will show those later when I come back to tell you how the workshop went.
Have a great day my friends...




Here's a little note card

I had this card all set up to do for my workshop on Saturday before I changed my mind and did the card with the sale-a-bration items. So, I have everything cut out and ready to go for a future workshop, I wish I could use them on Wednseday but my hostess requested a card that I had shown her. I really need to get everything ready tomarrow, I had planned on doing it today but as usual I went to town and it seems like I get trapped there all day!LOL I didn't even do anything fun either...lol Oh well, that's life! Anyway, just wanted to share, this is a quick and easy card using A Flower For All Seasons stamp set. :)

I almost forgot... This is the little hostess gift I gave my hostess, I just filled it with some Hershey Kisses. It was also quick and easy and I was able to use my new scallop oval punch & stamps(Available April 1).

My first workshop was a success!

Happy Monday to everyone! I hope everyone had a nice weekend...

I did my first "official" Stampin' Up! workshop yesterday and it went well! I was nervous but excited, a few people canceled on the hostess at the last minute but it was nice the way it was. There were 4 people and plenty of time to get through the catalog and share a few coloring techniques, demo the punches AND I didn't take my Big Shot but we did talk about it a little bit and I sold one and a couple dies to go with it... I also booked another workshop for April! Now, if my workshop on Wednesday goes as well I may just be really hooked as I had a lot of fun too... :)

This is the card we made at the workshop... The paper, ribbon heart stamp, and design paper are all Sale-A-Bration items... If you have any questions please let me know. :)

Have a great day!



Are you surprised? Here's a couple more cards... :)

Everything except the purple ribbon is from Stampin' Up! of course. Thanks for stopping by, it's great to "see" you and I love hearing from you! :)

This stamp set will be available April 1 in the Occasions mini catalog. If you are on my mailing list you should be receiving one shortly, if you would like to be join to my mailing list please let me know. You can also join my yahoogroups and be the first to get news on specials from Stampin' Up! and my own special incentives for available to my customers only. :)

This stamp set is beautiful, there are two other flowers in the set along with the lovely quote by Mother Teresa. This set is only available to hostess who's order or workshop reaches $300 or more. If you would like more information please contact me today. :)


Another Card

Good morning! I have a very simple card to share today. I used Stampin' Up! Doodle This stamp set along with the bold brights & whisper White card stock & bold brights stamp pads. I added a button and some bling. Of course you can see I also used the Big Shot and Top Note die.

Next I just wanted to share another idea with you.... Have you thought about using your scrapbook papers for gift wrap? I used a plain piece of paper to wrap my box, gave it a strip of DP in the middle and cut out my stamped image (flower) and applied it with Glue Pop Dots. You could simply dress this package up a little more by adding some ribbon and a tag, etc... Thanks for stopping by and visiting today. I hope you will come back soon! :) Have a great day ...


Birthday tin

Emily went to a birthday party today and this little bandaid tin was part of the gift. We put 5 flavored chapstick/lip glosses in it along with a $20 gift card.

I used the birthday cake from Fun & Fast Notes stamped on SU water color paper with Stazon black ink. I colored the stamped image with my color wonder water color crayons (If you haven't tried these, you need them!). The dp wrapped around the tin is SU too of course, as well as the cardstock layered behind the water color paper. I also used a little diamon stickles on the cake's "fluffy" layers. The ribbon is from Michaels - I do prefer my SU ribbon but I haven't had the $ to get all of the colors yet. :) This was a fun & fast little project... I love these bandaid tins!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Already playing dress up...

Happy Saturday! So, a few times in recent weeks I have thought about the girls not playing with dolls anymore. But then I have realized that they don't play with their dolls anymore because they have their own live baby doll! Last night Carley was playing with Lindsey and when I went to go get Lindsey ready for bed she had been transformed into Sleeping Beauty! But, she wasn't sleeping...lol After Halloween I bought a couple princess costumes and hung them in the closet, figuring Lindsey could use them in the future for dress up or maybe even for Halloween next year. I wasn't quite thinking right now, she's only 6 months old!

So, how much longer do you think Lindsey will continue to let her sisters dress her in one outift into another - all for their entertainment? I have a feeling she will continue to let them as long as they are willing to play with her and I'm sure they are creating a little clothes monster for me to deal with... Oh well, life with girls!


Ohhhh boy, another wonderful chance to win some blog candy!

I wont say I'm sorry but I will say I need to learn how to make a candy jar on the side bar of my blog. I keep running across these great blogs and then to top it off they have blog candy give aways too! Run on over to Karin's Blog and say Hi and follow her directions for your chance to win... Have a great day!

Blog Candy alert ---it's deliceous!

Here's a chance to win some adorable stamps! This stamp company is new to me, boy does my wish list grow longer and longer by the day... Anyway, look at these adorable stamps and then go visit Pink-Gem Designs blog and follow the directions for your chance to win. Good luck!


Happy Birthday with a cherry on top & a cherry tin

Well, I didn't get much done even though I was home most of the day. I did manage to get a couple cards & a band aid tin done. But now that I look at the tin I forgot to add ribbon or something to the handle - I will have to do that. :) Anyway, the card was inspired by the MojoMonday sketch and the tin I did just because I wanted to use more of that fun cherry paper! Everything used is from Stampin' Up! except for the ribbon & bandaid tin.

Have a great weekend!



Just Jawing Altered Tin

Here's my creation for today. I am trying to get some sample projects done before my two SU workshops coming up so I am going to try to do at least one project or card each day until then and hopefully a few over the weekend. I have had this little tin for a long time, I bought the template for the lid and cut out around the snap but was disappointed to find out it's for a bigger tin when I finaly decided to use it today.lol It's okay though, it all worked out. I used Stampin Up's rockabilly paper pack, just jawing stamp set, dazzling diamonds glitter, stazon stamp pad and the white pen, ribbon, red sticky tape & pop up glue dots. The extra bling is nail art "diamonds". I am going to try to make some note cards to go in the tin, if not note cards then I will put a few other goodies to match - maybe a bookmarker, mini composition book, some matching stickers, and of course candy!

Hopefully I will be back often in the next week. :) Have a great Thursday!

A little brag on the girls....

It's report card time! I just had to take some time and stop in here and do a little bragging. :D Carley received mostly A's besides a C and a B+. The C she is very upset about - I'm not upset about it except I know it could be better because it is a subject she sores at; Spelling! The B+ is very, very impressive and reflects her hard work for sure. It was in Math which is the only subject she has ever struggled in. She is they type of girl that doesn't like to do something unless she can perfect it. She got to a point that she just didn't even try on her math and then would be so upset to get a D or D- on her report card. Finaly she listened seemed to listen to me a little bit (it was probably something else but I'll take a little credit!LOL) in the last semester last year and made the honor roll. she had only one grade that wasn't an A and she set goals for this year to get on the honor roll again... I'm sure she is headed in that direction too! She has developed GREAT study habits and her homework and a small snack are her priorities as soon as she walks in the door when she gets home from school. I AM SO PROUD!

As for little Miss Emily well she has never had anything less than all "E"s and she even got some E+ this time around. She is the only kid in her class that is in the "advanced" reading and the teacher said she is more than ready for 3rd grade. Her teacher said she has taken three or four of Emily's stories and poems and entered them into the district wide writing contests too. She said Em sometimes gets to socializing in groups but she can't even saying anything negative about that because Emily still gets her work done and does it good! Again I AM SO stinkin PROUD!

Okay, so I can't leave the littlest girl out of these boasts, can I? Well, she's just barelyu 6 months old and she is pulling herself up and standing and has even tried to let go a couple times but caught herself... She's saying Mama, dada, and hi! She eats great too, she has a new love for avacados and ground up chicken... She also loves cheerios!

Okay, I'm done... If you got this far thanks for letting me share!

Have a fantastic day...




something fun to do: Enter 4 a chance to win a RAK and find your Word!

I just came across a nice R.A.K. and blog while checking out the mojo monday cards - isn't looking like I'm getting mine finished today, maybe Tuesday!LOL I enjoy checking out what everyone does though. There was a fun quiz posted on Christine's blog along with a quiz for people to take if they didn't have a blog and wanted a chance to win her R.A.K. prize. I cheated and took the quiz anyway even though I have a blog.lol Jump on over there and see her pretty cards, and leave a comment for your chance to win.

Here's my quiz results, it would be fun if you post your word is in the comment area below too...

Your Word is "Peace"

You see life as precious, and you wish everyone was safe, happy, and taken care of.

Social justice, human rights, and peace for all nations are all important to you.

While you can't stop war, you try to be as calm and compassionate as possible in your everyday life.

You promote harmony and cooperation. You're always willing to meet someone a little more than halfway.

a couple cards

Okay, so I haven't done much lately but I do have a couple cards that I made and haven't shared. So, here ya go... Both were kinda just thrown together, I'm not even completely happy with the colors, etc. I was just trying to get something done with what I had in reach.lol Is that lazy or what? I hope I have enough energy to get my Mojo Monday card made tonight after everyone settles down and goes to sleep. :)

Have a great weekend and thanks or stopping by.



Time to get egg-cited!

The new occasions Mini Catalog will come out April 1 and it's full of fabulous new stamp sets, dies & accesories. BUT Stampin' Up has a sneak peak for you wants to help you get a head start on your Easter projects so they are making the easter sets available for preorder now so you don't have to wait for the catalog. Get the Easter sets now and get started! In addition to this your order will still qualify for the free Sale-A-Bration items the same as any other order. Isn't that great? Check out the items that are available for preorder here. Starting today, the manhattan flower embossing die is also available - it's beautiful! If you have any questions or need help placing your order please contact me, I am happy to help. :)