Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Cute, quick and simple using the new Spooky Decor Elements and the Black Rhinestones from the Holiday Mini Catalog. I was really surprised because I have never been able to handle the rub-ons without getting them stuck to everything I don't want them to stick to, but these are so easy to use it makes me want to decorate EVERYTHING!
So, if you come by and Bella has a big spider on her, don't swat at it, I probably just have her all gussied up for the holiday.
Onto other projects, Lydia and I have started a new Friday morning tradition. See, we typically meet up after I drop the kiddo off at school and have coffee and chat. I seriously believe we should have a film crew and buy some time on the TV because we would have an Emmy-award winning hit on our hands. Between the witty conversation and the fact that we know we can solve all of the world's problems if we were only allowed to handle things our way, it is a great time. Well, we finally got smart and added stamping to our Friday morning ritual, and it has been awesome!
I have actually made a self-imposed limit that I have to pack my stamping/coffee bag in 5 minutes or less to keep from overthinking what I will work on. Sometimes I just take one stamp and do a bunch of watercoloring, but this time I actually grabbed enough supplies to make a card, and came up with this little guy:
Monday, August 2, 2010
Yes...we are officially in the Land of the Mouse. Funny thing is, we intended to do one day at Disney during this vacation. Just one. Because last time we were here, we did a full week at the parks. Seven complete days of all things Mickey, Minnie, and definitely a little Goofy. So this time, we decided to use some restraint, because anyone who has done 7 days at Disney knows that by day 5, you are looking at it like you are a hostage in a bad movie, and that doesn't bode very well for the small child in your life. Decision made! Just. One. Day.
Did I mention that they have "Build-a-Dino" there? Yes, it is Build-a-Bear, but with Dinosaurs.
This is Little Miss giving her pterodon a bath. I thought it was a pterodactyl, but I was misinformed. Little Miss said to me very matter-of-factly, "Mom, I have familiarized myself with the dinosaurs, and this is a pterodon, not a pterodactyl. You can tell because the top of her head is different." Yes. Of course I can. How could anyone not have known that? Guess I'll be doing a little remedial study on the different variety of flying dinosaurs when we get home.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Here are a few random pictures from this past week for your enjoyment:
This is the Salt Palace Convention Center, where we spent the week learning more amazing things about stamping than I can begin to describe or share here. It is so pretty lit up at night, and we had a straight view of it from our gorgeous hotel room.
--$40 in free merchandise, plus
--an additional $25 in free merchadise.
That is a huge value in totally free merchandise, just for having a fun afternoon or evening with your friends. And with all the new techniques and designs I have just spent the week learning about, I promise it will be fun. If you need more fun and girl time in your life then get your calendar out because the calls will start on Monday morning. If I don't have your contact information but you would like to have a workshop, then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get in touch with you to get your date on the calendar.
I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend, and until next time, Happy Stamping!
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
a designer reusable bag that features new Stampin' Up! colors and this super cute flower design! Congrats to Kim!
I am getting ready for Awards Night with the girls here. This is an amazing night because my upline, Meg, earned Founder's Circle this year! We are going to get all dressed up, and I promise there will be more pictures later and another contest tonight, so check back later to see what it is!
Until next time, Happy Stamping!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Now I have to tell y'all something. I am operating on a miniscule amount of sleep here. I truly, madly, and deeply mean it. Sunday night I was busy working on some things at my house, and ended up getting a whopping 2 1/2 hours of sleep before I had to get up to get my hair cut. Then David and I went on about a squillion errands so that I could:
1. Insure that I would have a nice trip and look like someone you would want to invite into your home to show you how to make pretty things with paper, ink, and stamps, and
2. Make sure that there were enough "easy" foods in the house to give my Little Miss a fighting chance at maintaining some level of nutrition while I am gone.
That is what led to me coming home from those errands and getting into another round of projects that I absolutely had to complete before I left this morning at 5 a.m. for the airport. As the minutes ticked into hours I suddenly realized that I was at the point where if I did lay down, any rest I would get would be equal to a "nap" and not the much needed "sleep", so I ended up staying up. Let's just say that tonight, I have a feeling I will rest very, very well!
Speaking of resting well, here are two quick shots of our room at Hotel Monaco. The beds are beyond comfortable, there is a nice sitting area and since we have a corner room, so great views of the Convention Center where we will all be having fun tomorrow, as well as some of the gorgeous architecture downtown.
I am signing off for now, but expect the following tomorrow:
Pictures of roommate gifts (hey, if you thought the stuff that we see at Convention is great, you ought to see what we do for each other!)
Lots of squeals
Pictures from Memento Mall
Pictures from the Gathering Place and Awards Booth
Yep...like little piglets
And the list goes on and on.
For all my girls back in Austin and in the rest of the cyberworld, why don't you leave a comment and tell me what you are most interested in seeing/hearing about from Convention and if you have any predictions on what we might see at Memento Mall tomorrow. I won't just be shopping for me, I am going to be shopping for prizes and the fun (for you) will begin soon.
Have a great night...and until next time, Happy Stamping!
I have to say I am grateful for Tamzin, who, when she saw me looking nervously out at the rainy, gray, clouded skies made a point to tell me, "Don't look over there! Look at me! I went to a lot of trouble to look radiant so that you could look at me and not out the window." I think she is afraid that I really will see a man on the wing of the plane. (Although I discovered that she has never seen The Twilight Zone and I must remedy this as soon as possible.)
For some reason my computer is not allowing me to add my picture of Tamzin diligently working right now, but I will try again soon. Until then, check back often because the updates will come as fast as I can put them in!
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
I always lament the fact that I don't have enough good "manly" sets for cards for the hubby and father-in-law. This year, I pulled out my favorite stand-by, "For Father", and "Seaside" to make these cards:
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
First of all, I get to see what is retiring from the current catalog (you can too, just click here). Secondly, I get to plan a ton of fun classes this month (check out my events page).
But finally, more important than any of those things, I know that very soon I will get a chance to hold a fresh-off-the-presses, brand new catalog in my hands. I have to admit something to you all, because I know that you do not judge me. That new catalog? It won't look new for long. I will attack it with the tenacity of a mongoose going after a cobra, sticky tabs in one hand and a Starbucks in the other, marking page after page with my special color coded system until I will collapse in a heap on my floor, mumbling about designer series paper and new stamps.
It won't be pretty, but it will be fun!
In the meantime, I have been preparing for a Stampin' Up! Opportunity Night at my house tomorrow evening. If you would like to come to hear about the ways that Stampin' Up! can fit into your life, be it as a way to buy great products before everyone else and at a discount, or to help supplement your income, I would love to have you come out to visit. Just comment if you would like to attend and I will make sure that there is a gift bag waiting for you.
I hope everyone has a great day, and until next time...Happy Stamping!