Thursday, May 28, 2009

weSTAMP May Meetup

Sorry for my absence in posting, I have been so busy with graduation. I did make time to attend the weSTAMP meeting on Tuesday evening. It was so much fun and felt really good to be with friends.
We made this adorable bird house make & take that Lorri provided us. We used the faux wood technique on the roof. I am not sure where she found the template online.

Stamps: Cheep Talk
Paper: Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Kraft
Ink: Summer Sun, Craft White Ink, Creamy Caramel, Sahara Sand
Access: Baja Breeze Grosgrain Ribbon, Bone Folder, Scor-Pal, Horizontal Slot Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Little Leaves Sizzlits Die, Big Shot, Sticky Strip, Glue Dots

Here is the card I made for the swap. The theme was a gate-fold card for any occasion.

Stamps: Cheep Talk
Paper: Pacific Point, Good Morning Sunshine DSP, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Summer Sun
Access: Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, Paper Snips, 1/4" Hole Punch, Paper Snips, Glue Dots

Glad you stopped by today I would love to hear how much you liked these projects. I will be posting the graduation stamped items check back.

Live, Laugh, Love and Stamp!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Dazzling Divas May Meetup

Downline Meeting for May...
We had a wonderful evening together at Pam's home. We had a delicious dinner, stamped 2 make & take projects and enjoyed the creativity of the small group with swaps. I am so lucky to be with some very talented ladies. I hope you enjoy these projects from the meeting.

Make and Take #1 by Pam

Make & Take #2 by Barbara

Our swap theme this month was "Anything Goes" - you could create a full card, 3-D item, giftable, etc. for any theme.

Anita's Swap - Full Card

Grace's Swap - Altered Candle

Sharon's Swap - Full card

Vicki's Swap - Box w/ 3"x 3" Notes

Pam's Swap - Test Tubes w/ Holder

Barbara's Swap - Top Note Box w/ 2 Note Cards

Stamps: Totally Tools, And Many Mower
Paper: To The Nines DSP, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Access: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke Grosgrain Ribbon, Vintage Brads, Brown Brads, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip
Tools: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Wide Oval Punch, 1/16" Hole Punch, Paper Snips

I am so happy you stopped by today, please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

If you would like to be a SU! Demonstrator and join my team, please email me and I will be happy to help you sign up.

Live, Laugh, Love and Stamp!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tour #7, Stop #22 on the SU! Blog Tour

Welcome to the May 15th & 16th Blog Tour


Hi there, I'm Barbara Welch and welcome to my blog, this is Stop #22 on Tour #7. This tour features 22 blogs! Each blog will showcase beautiful projects using items from the Stampin' Up! Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog. I am featuring the Best Ever Simply Scrappin' Kit.

Don’t forget to bookmark my blog as the links that make up this tour will disappear at midnight on May 16th.

I am so glad you stopped by on the blog tour. I will be featuring projects that I designed using the BEST EVER SIMPLY SCRAPPIN' KIT (this can be found on page 162 of the current Idea Book & Catalog.

Project #1- Card Tote with 4 cards

Paper: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze

Access: 1" Baja Breeze Grosgrain Ribbon, 5/16" White Brads, Large Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Self Stick Die Cuts from SS Kit, Crop-a-Dile

The 4 cards inside the tote....

Card #1 - Celebrate...Enjoy...

Paper: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, DSP from SS Kit
Access: Self-Stick Die Cuts from SS Kit, Silver Brads, Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Card #2 - Happiest Birthday

Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, DSP from SS Kit
Access: Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Star Designer Brads, Self-Stick Die Cuts from SS Kit, Dimensionals, Photo Corner Punch

Card #3 - Make A Wish

Stamps: Big Bold Birthday
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, DSP from SS Kit
Access: Self-Stick Die Cuts from SS Kit, SilverBrads, Dimensionals, 1" Baja Breeze Grosgrain Ribbon, White Grosgrain Ribbon

Card #4 - Celebrate

Paper: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Access: Self-Stick Die Cuts from SS Kit, Dimensionals, Kiwi Kiss Corduroy Buttons, Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Project #2 - Envelope Scrapbook

Envelope Scrapbook - open

Paper: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, DSP from SS Kit
Access: Self-Stick Die Cuts from SS Kit, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Rounded Tab Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 3- #10 White Envelopes, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, White Organza Ribbon, Rhinestone Brad
**Bookmark my blog and check back next week for more photos of the envelope scrapbook and the instructions on how to make this awesome project**

Project #3 - List Pad cover

List Pad - Open

Paper: Kiwi Kiss, DSP from SS Kit
Access: Self-Stick Die Cuts from SS Kit, Scallop Edge Punch, Sticky Strip, Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Memo Pad (cut in half)

Project #4 - Pocket Card

Finished Size: 4-1/4" x 6-1/2"
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, DSP from SS Kit
Access: Silver Brads, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

I hope you enjoyed the projects. Please bookmark my blog and check back often for more creative ideas that I will have to share with you.

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day! Please leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my projects and my blog. Bookmark my blog or become a follower and check back on Tuesday for a chance to win my blog candy.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

So Excited to be Featured......

on the upcoming Blog Tour with Late Night Stampers. Make sure you check back on Friday, May 15th and Saturday, May 16th for the complete list of blogs and how you can view all three tours. They are only available for two days so don't miss out on the creative journey.

My blog will feature projects made using the Best Ever Simply Scrappin' Kit which can be found on page 162 of the current catalog.

Thanks for stopping by and check back for the blog tour!!
Live, Laugh, Love and Stamp.....

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

I want to wish all mom's out there a Happy Mother's Day. I had a wonderful day thanks to my two fabulous kids and my hubby. First off, I went to the cemetery with Kelsey & my hubby to place flowers on the grave of my MIL, then we went to lunch. After we came home, I was able to get in some stamping time. When Bryan got off work, we went to California Pizza Kitchen in Tempe for dinner.

Thanks for the beautiful floral bouquet, big chocolate chip cookie, gift card to JoAnn's Etc., and a massage at Life Spa...(I will enjoy that next week).

Bryan, Me, Kelsey at California Pizza Kitchen

Live, Laugh, Love and Stamp...
Have a creative day!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

weSTAMP April Meetup

For the weSTAMP meeting on April 28th I was in charge of the Make & Take project. Everyone that attended made this cute little envelope bag. It is a medium envelope, covered with Tea Party DSP. I stamped the flower from Playful Petals, colored it with markers and then cut it out. Using dimensionals and the Boho Blossoms Punch assemble the flower and add a rhinestone brad in the center. Perfect size for a gift card for a small sweet treat!

Playful Petals, Blooming with Love
Paper: Tea Party DSP, Almost Amethyst, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray, Almost Amethyst
Access: Pretty in Pink, So Saffron Markers, Clear Rhinestone Brad, Pretty in Pink Taffeta
Ribbon, Dimensionals, Paper Shred, Whisper White Medium Envelopes
Tools: 1" Circle, 1-1/4" Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, Tag, & Boho Blossoms Punches, Paper Snips,
1/8" Hole Punch

My swap card for the meeting. The theme was a Mojo Monday sketch using any SU! current set and for any occassion. I love the Raspberry Tart DSP.

Sweet Stems, Lovely Labels
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Raspberry Tart DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Pretty in Pink
Access: Aqua Painter, Pretty in Pink & Rose Red Markers, Rose Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Rose Red Brads, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber
Tools: 1-3/8" Circle and Scallop Circle Punches, Paper Piercing Tool & Mat

Live, Laugh, Love and Stamp
Have a creative day!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy May Day.....and the beginning of National Scrapbooking Month

Picture the Possibilities.........
Stampin' Up! has announced three awesome promotions for May. Take a minute to check them out. This month is a great time to get out your pictures and do some scrapbooking with family and friends. If you do not have a demonstrator that you currently order from, please contact me and I will be happy to help you. Please scroll down to the end of this post for a special offer from me.
Three great offers now available through May 31st.

Part One
...Get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper or 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock when you buy three! You can mix and match your papers with this offer.

Part Two...Buy the new Jumble Alphabet stamp set--a sneak peek from the upcoming 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog--at 20% off! Set of 52; double mounted stamps. Regular price of $43.95....on sale in May for $35.16.

Please contact me with any questions or to place an order.

Each order placed will be entered into a drawing for a level one hostess set**, the drawing will be on June 1st. You may order as many times as you would like throughout the month to better your chances of winning!!!! **This offer is only valid through me, Barbara Welch, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator**

Part Three... is an opportunity to become a demonstrator for only $75 with the limited-time Scrapbooking Starter Kit!

With so many great offers to choose from, your scrapbooking possibilities are endless! These offers end May 31, please contact me today to get started.

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!