January 22, 2011
It is soooo cold today in Pennsylvania! We had snow yesterday and school was cancelled for the first time! I enjoyed the day off and spent some time creating! I needed a break from winter and Valentine's so this is what I came up with! Do you like it?
This is the Build A Blossom stamp set and I used the coordinating punch to punch it all out! I used Baja Breeze ink for the petals, Old Olive for the leaves, and Cajun Craze for the center and the sentiment. Love the new Framed Tulips embossing folder too!!! This card is just begging for the snow to melt and the chilling winds to go away!!! Enjoy today wherever you are!
January 17, 2011
Sharing another Valentine's Card! This was made at my upline, Cathy Buch's house! She had us all over for a fabulous Xmas open house. Lots of good fun, friends, food and of course, stamping! The photo doesn't show it well, but the gray card base has embossed polka dots! Love that folder! I am really liking the red glimmer paper too! I am not a huge fan of glitter normally, but there is no mess with this paper at all! It just gives the card that little bit of dazzle that brightens it right up! Enjoy!
January 15, 2011
Who doesn't enjoy being queen or king for a day?! I have been wanting to share this for awhile and I am finally getting around to it! One of my wonderful uplines, Janet Wakeland (check out her blog at http://www.remarkablycreated.com/) hosts DIVA Days for her downlines. She always sets goals for us to earn and if you reach them, and you are able to travel to her house for DIVA Day! Well, at our December DIVA Day we were greeted with these beautiful name tags at our spots! Love it! If you have purchased any Smooch Spray from SU!, you may recognize the triangular cardboard tube that it comes in as the base for this name tag! What a great idea! She can reuse them because our names are written on the chalkboard vinyl! So cute and so green too!
January 10, 2011
January 8, 2011
Isn't this cute!? New purse or gift bag? Both! One of my SU! teammates came up with this idea.....not sure who, so I can't give credit by name. Sorry! Sooo simple! 2 sheets of black 12 x 12 cardstock, whatever DSP that you love for the patterned strip across the front of the purse, another thin strip of patterned DSP to crimp and create the flower, an antique brad and the bag on the inside! Went to my favorite dollar store, Dollar Tree, and purchased their very sturdy gift bags (2 for $1). I cut the top off and then adhered the black paper to it. I know that you can get gift bags cheaper, but Dollar Tree sells them in a variety of colors that match all of our DSP! Wouldn't this make a great best girlfriend gift bag? A great gift bag for your bridesmaids? A new mom gift bag? A mother's day gift bag? Best yet, a Valentine's gift bag? The possibilities are endless!!!
January 6, 2011
I have had this frame for about a year......I just couldn't decide what I wanted to do with it. Finally, last week I decided that I was tired of storing all of them ( I have 13 more!). So, I found this great website, http://www.52sketches52weeks.com/ and starting looking for sketches to case. These are the pages that I came up with......and a new class was born! Four Seasons Scrapbook Frame! Attendees will get the frame and then create the four 8x8 pages. The small white discs in the corners are really strong magnets that hold the pages in place. So, you can create the pages, display them for as long as you'd like, and then add them to an 8x8 scrapbook! The stars of my pages are my two great kids through the seasons (and the years)! What do you think?
January 4, 2011
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new paper Love Impressions in the Occasions Mini! This is a very simple box that holds completed cards. The box is made from one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 Really Red cardstock! I will post the dimensions soon!
Inside the box are these cute cards! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new red glimmer paper too! The pictures really don't do it justice. You can't get the full effect of how shimmery it really is! My nine year old daughter wants to use it for her Valentine's projects for school! She LOVES it too! These will be the projects at my January classes! Enjoy!
January 2, 2011
As I have mentioned before, I am very active in the Pottstown Relay for Life. It has been something that I have participated in for the past 11 years. I started with the Relay the year that my dad passed away from lung cancer in 1999. My involvement has been on several different levels ranging from a participant to a team captain to a member of the steering committee. It has been a truly life changing experience. In honor of all of my family and friends that have waged the horrible battle against cancer and have won and unfortunately lost, I have created this charm. This year I will be selling these charms to raise money for my Relay team, The Trotting Teachers. Enjoy!
January 1, 2011
Well, here we are in 2011!! Doesn't seem possible does it? We were just talking today about New Year's Day 2000! Remember the anticipation of 2K? Everyone was worried that anything with a built in calendar was going to explode! We stockpiled water and some dry goods just in case the world's electric power went out because the circuit boards wouldn't be able the handle the changeover to a new century! When the clock struck 12 that night, the world collectively held their breath and waited for disaster......nothing! Just Dick Clark kissing his wife after the ball dropped in Times Square! Confetti flying, champagne corks popping! Pretty uneventful! It is really hard to believe that it was 11 years ago already! Here's to a new year! Health and happiness to all of you!