Thursday, October 29, 2009

PPA#14- Think Pink!

My daughter's 7th birthday is coming up and she wanted a Glamour/Rock Start Party! She is all girl and wanted a party that reflected that! So, I made her invitation reflect that as well. I used Extreme Elements and Extreme Guitar and I LOVE these two sets! I also used Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry, again colors I can't get enough of! I embossed the guitar girl with black embossing powder.

So, this week's challenge at PPA is anything Pink. It was the perfect push I needed to get started on these invites!

Thanks for stoping by!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Scrapping and Stamping Fun!

Hi everybody! I spent some time this weekend scrapping and stamping for pleasure, rather than business. I was reading Stampin' Success this week, and was struck by something one of the Demonstrator's of the Year said in her piece. She said it was important to spend time creating for yourself. If you focus strictly on "the business," you'll get burned out. This left an impact on me because lately I have felt like all my time in my office has been for upcoming workshops. I haven't gotten to scrap. So, I spent all my time this weekend playing! It felt nice!

I have some wonderful mom's at school who decided this upcoming week would be my belated birthday week. They are bringing me lunch every day! Yay! That's such a big treat! No Lean Cuisine or Turkey Sandwiches this week! LOL! So, I wanted to make them so thank you cards.

I used all SU In Colors. I love these colors and I especially love doing monochromatic with black or white.
This one used Baroque Motifs stamp set, Melon Mambo and Basic Black. This is my favorite!

This one uses Dusty Durango and Very Vanilla card stock as well as Crushed Curry and Soft Suede ink. The stamp set is Falling Leaves.

This one features some of SU Design Studio Paper as well as Crushed Curry and Rich Razzleberry card stock and ribbon. The stamp set is Eastern Blooms.

This one is just like a Christmas one I did a week or so ago. Instead of the snow flakes, I used the Baroque Motifs swirl stamp and punched squares out of the image. I used Bermuda Bay and Basic Black as well as a little DSP form the Halloween pack called Day and Night.

And, yes, I did a two pager! have not done one of these in forever. Used to be all I did! But these pictures could not be cropped and I wanted to use all 4. I just love them. I am pretty happy with how it turned out.

The butterfly is from a swap and was done by my friend Katrina. The clock was a swap item I was the bird.
Thanks for stopping by. Hopefully I can post again before the weekend... We'll see. I'm reading the Twilight series again, for the third time, and can't put them down!!!! Have a great week!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

PPA Challenge #13

This week's challenge over at Paper Pal Arts is, "Anything But A Card." I love this challenge, because I feel like my cards are never up to par!

So, I made this adorable little box for my daughter's babysitter. Its perfect for a little candy and a gift card! I got the instructions from U Stamp With Dawn.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Pumpkin Pie Card Stock/Ink
Night and Day Designer Paper
Black and White Striped Ribbon
Little Boo Stamp Set
Pumpkin Pie Designer Paper
Basic Black Card Stock
1 1/4" circle punch
1 3/8" circle punch
Scallop Circle Punch
Sizzix Texturz Plate
Top Note Die
Big Shot
Non SU:
silver brads

The Week's Work...

We've been hit with H1N1...AGAIN! The baby has been pretty sick this week, and my oldest was sick too, though not with the flu. But, despite all the sickies, I was able to get into my scrap room each night!

This is for a swap I am hosting. Its a Kraft Paper swap. I used Bermuda Bay ink and the switl from Barouque Motiff. Yea, I don't know how to spell that.. LOL! I also used my wonderful spiral edge punch the sizzlet die whose name is escaping me...
I bought a member ship on U STamp with Dawn recently, and this is one of the projects featured this week. Its a cake box. It has a clear window under the bow and totaly opens like a regular cake box. its so cute!

These two are for a "Happy Mail Swap" I am doing with some online scrappers I have known for a very long time. (Hellooooooo ASP friends! Shout Out!!! LOL!) The first one is for someone who requested Christmas, and the second is for someone who requested Halloween. They will be sent along with some yummies I purchased for them as well as some yummies from my stash. Both are made with all Stampin Up products (of course!)

I have some more stuff to post, but I am going to try to post mulitiple times this week. Shocker, I know! Saturday morning seems to be my routine lately! But now that I have 25 followers (shout out!), I am feeling the need to post more often! The echo in her isnt so loud anymore! thanks to those of you who thank I am worthy of following! ;-)
PS- I did a TWO PAGER last night! Check back soon for pictures!

Monday, October 19, 2009

PPA12 Challenge

Paper Pal Arts has a great sketch challenge this week. I have been really hooked on this stamp set called Berry Christmas. I used Crystal Effects on my berries. Paper is also Stampin Up! Its from the very cute Christmas Scrap Kit called Christmas Jingle.
Thanks for stopping by! I am home today with a sick baby and scrappin while she sleeps. So, check back in the next day or so for some Scrapbook pages!!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Christmas Cards- Help me narrow it down!

My upline Jessica and I will be putting on a Christmas Card Workshop the first saturday of December (5ht). We are both creating 4 cards each for everyone to make. I have been on a roll in the scrapbook room and have ended up making six. Please help me decide which 4 to choose! Leave me a comment and tell me which 4 you like the best and would like to make!

1. This one is probably my favorite because its not normal Chrsitmas colors. It includes three punches and a jewel brad as well as use of one of the in colors.
2. I love this one! It requires a little coloring with blender pens. I used a little twine to make it feel western.
3. This one includes a jewel brad and uses 2 punches.

4. This one requires heat embossing and the fun ornament punch.

5. This one includes Crystal Effects and the Big Shot.
6. This one requires 3 punches as well as pattern paper.

I really like all of them so those that don't make the cut for the workshop will be used at stamp camp. Some of them are lifts from Splitcoast Stampers, some are my orginal design. I tried to keep them simple (very hard for me!) and cost effeicent. Everybody will get to make 2 of each plus 2 each of what Jessica come up with. 16 cards for $20 is what I think we decided. Should be lots of fun. Check back later to see which 4 of mine and which 4 of hers you will get to make!
Don't forget to leave me a comment! Please help me decide!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Christmas Calender Workshop- Nov. 14

Its time for Christmas! Ok...well its time for Christmas workshops that is!

In the works, I have this adorable coutndown calendar! Its made on a cookie sheet that has been painted and rubbed off. It features the new Christmas paper from Stampin Up as well as several featured Christmas stamps and punches!

It has a wire to hang on a wall or a door knob. All the extra pieces are stored on the back of the pan. This fun worshop will be Saturday, November 14 10-12 a.m. at Beard Elementary. (Yes, I have gotten permission to open the school for this on a Saturday!)
Cost is $22 and includes all supplies needed to make this adorable calendar. The only thing you will need to bring is adhesive and scissors.The calendar is mounted on a painted baking sheet and includes 25 magnetic pieces that can be used to cover up each number square as the big day approaches. Stampin' Up Stamps and paper are used to decorate the sheet. You will have the opportunity to use a variety of stamps, inks and tools when creating this adorbale decoartion. All skill levels are welcome!
Please RSVP no later than November 8. Fee can be paid at the workshop. Hope you can make it!
Contact me at or call me at 210-641-5635.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

PPA Challenge #10- Gratitude and Thanks

This week over at Paper Pal Arts, the challenge is to make something showing gratitude. Well, while working with my Sweet Centers set, I made this Gable Box. I thought it would be a perfect thank you gift box to hold baked goods. I have lots of volunteers at school that I would love to show my appreciation and this would be perfect!

The gable box tutorial can be found here.