Sunday, January 31, 2010

Scissor Pouch

Here is a fabric project that I least I haven't seen it on any blogs yet. I have been working on this for a couple of days now trying to work the kinks out.
I needed a pouch to carry my scissors so they are not loose in my stamp bag. I came up with this idea for a pouch....I used the Pennant Die, and sewed them together with batting in the middle.

The ribbon closure threads thru the scissor handles holding them in place. I decorated the closure with a flower using the scallop circle that is on the pennant die and also two circles from the Circles 2 Die. I used Velcro to hold it closed.

Here it is without the scissors in the pouch.

I am doing these for a swap and will post a tutorial once the swap is closed. For more details or to purchase one for yourself, please email me.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Big Shot, Felt and Circles Die

Felt Flower
Look at how gorgeous this is.....I made this from felt, using needle and thread and a simple pearl button. I cut the felt with the Circle Die and my Big Shot machine.....if you don't have this, you need to get yourself one!!! I saw this idea on Trina's SU! page and wanted to give it a super easy!

Ove this, want to buy one or some.....I am in the process of making several different colors and will have them for sale. Please contact me if you are interested and want a specific color.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

weSTAMP Swap

Last week I attended our weSTAMP meeting, it was so much fun. Lorri is a gracious hostess and we had a wonderful time stamping, swapping, and talking a little business. You can see all the swaps on Lorri's blog HERE.

Here is the card I created for the swap:

Stamps: Totally Tess
Paper: Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Welcome Neighbor DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Melon Mambo; Various SU! Markers
Tools: Large Oval and Scallop Oval Punches, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Big Shot
Access: Perfect Polka Dot Impressions Folder, Dimensionals, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread, Paper Snips

Thanks for stopping by today and have a creative day!
Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Simply Adorned

Now available....a new line of products from Stampin' Up!....Simply Adorned......charms and chains to create your own individual style. You can add your personal touch to the 5/8" Circle and 5/8" Square charms to create a bracelet; the 1" square and the 1" x 1-1/4" rectangle are perfect to add on to the 24" and 34" chains.

The chains and charms come packaged like this and inside the cardboard jacket is a little brown box with foam on the inside an a card announcing Simply sweet is this!!

I received my order last week and decided to sit down today and make some inserts for the charms to make a bracelet and necklace. Each charm has two sides so you can show your personal touch. They are high quality stainless steel and glass, absolutely beautiful.
Here is what I created:

Side one of my necklace

Side two of my necklace

I used the 24" chain and 5/8" Circle and 1" x 1-1/4" Rectangle charms
Tiny Tags and Charming Stamp Sets

One side of my bracelet

The other side of my bracelet

I used the Bracelet, 5/8" Circle, 5/8" Square Charms
Tiny Tags and Charming Stamp Sets

I hope you liked seeing the new Simply Adorned line of products from Stampin' Up! If you would like to place an order for your set of Simply Adorned products, please contact me today.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Can't say they didn't warn you................

I love when the UPS truck pulls up to my house and has a delivery for me. So yesterday when I received my order from Stampin' Up! this was printed on the box.....

Can't say they didn't warn you.....SSQQQUUUEEEAAALLLLL!!!!!!!!!

Then on the side of the box so you don't forget it's that time of the year again...

If you haven't received your Sale-A-Bration brochure in the mail, contact me today and I will send you one so you can place your order immediately. Remember with each $50. product order you can choose one Sale-A-Bration product for FREE...this year stamps sets in Clear mount or Wood mount, DSP paper pack, and a Border Punch are among the items you can choose from.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Dazzling Divas January Meeting

We had our first Dazzling Divas downline meeting of the new year last Thursday evening. We gathered at the home of Pam Hegarty for some delicious food, an awesome make & take and our swap. We had a wonderful evening.

Pam provided the make and take project; this adorable glass jar with a fabric flower on top and rub-ons on the sides. Of course filled with candy!! We made the fabric flower using the Big Shot and Flower Folds Die.

This month's swap theme was Anything Goes Valentine's Day or Occasions Mini. Everyone did an awesome job as always.....I am so lucky to have such talented ladies in my group.

Pam's swap - this adorable desktop calendar

Anita's swap - altered mini composition book

Grace's swap used the Love Bots Girl kit

Grace's swap open, cute heart notepad inside

Vicki's swap card - she CASE'd it from durango509 on SCS.

My Valentine's swap - Bitty Box w/ Belly-band and filled with Ghiradelli chocolates

Stamps: I {heart} Hearts
Paper: Real Red, Sending Love DSP, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla
Ink: Real Red
Access: Big Shot, Bitty Box/Envelope Die, Scallop Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Full Heart Punch

If you think this is something you would be interested in doing, you can join my team and be a part of our meetings, local or long me today for the special starter kit offer now going on with Stampin' Up!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Stampin' Addicts Sale-A-Bration Blog Tour

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop, each blog will be featuring different products from the free items available to you when you order during Sale-A-Bration. There are 21 total stops on this blog tour.

I am Stop #3 and will also be showcasing the Happy Moments Stamp Set, FREE with your $50.00 purchase.

All of my projects use these items:
Stamps: Happy Moments
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Brown; Markers: Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip
Access: **see list under each project**

Birthday Card with Matching Bitty Box

Access: **Big Shot, Bitty Box Die, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Certainly Celery Brads, Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals

Birthday Card

Access: **Word Window Punch, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Certainly Celery Brads, Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Paper Snips

Birthday Presents Card

Access: **Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Large Oval & Scallop Oval Punches, Certainly Celery Brads, Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thank You Card

Access: **Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dot Impressions Folder, 1-1/4" Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, Pinking Hearts Border, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread, Paper Snips

I love reading your comments, so please take a moment and let me know what you liked about my projects. Check back for more projects.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the projects I created with products that you can get free with a $50.00 purchase during Sale-A-Bration.
There are 6 NEW products (stamps, a punch, and paper) in the Sale-A-Bration brochure available only through March 31st, 2010.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Stampin' Up! Phoenix Regionals

Saturday was a full day Regional Seminar. Unlike Leadership, Regionals are open to any active demonstrator and guests. This was event I also looked forward too as so many of the gals in my downline were attending, some for their first ever Stampin' Up! event.

Here is the card I designed to swap for the Regional Seminar

Stamps: I {heart} Hearts, Well Scripted
Paper: Soft Suede, Real Red, Kraft, Very Vanilla
Ink: Real Red, Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink
Access: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Paper Snips, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals

The highlight of any event is getting a picture with Shelli

My downline gals "Dazzling Divas" that attended Regionals
L to R: Pam Hegarty, Vicki McClelland (guest), Me:), Lorri Heiling, Nancy Riley

weSTAMP members and guests that attended Regionals
Back: Patti, Corinne (guest), Linda R., Leah, Rachele, Pam, Peggy, Jenn
Front: Linda B., Melissa, Lorri, Me:), Nancy

Then it was off to dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe

I had a fun week of being with Stampin' Up! demonstrators, meeting new friends, reaquainting with old friends and doing what I Love to Do....STAMP!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Leadership 2010 - Day Three

Friday was the final day of Leadership. The morning was spent in classes, which again were so informative. I enjoyed hearing some of the new tricks using My Digital Studio in the advanced class. I attended the Gathering New Leads class and while we were waiting for it to begin I saw these two fabulous friends......

Patty Bennett and Me :)

Me :) with Stella MacKay (my secret sister on SA)

Me :) at the entrance to the Gathering Place, display boards, Memento Mall, Lunch, and Make & Takes were held in this room.

Another beautiful table set for lunch with lemon water, salad and a Raspberry White Chocolate dessert cup. All very delicious!!

Oh wait, it's 2 courses, this was the entree...chicken with cranberry glaze over mashed potatoes and vegetables.

Sara, my roommate and friend, had the vegetarian entree....looks really good!!

After lunch will be Closing Session, here are Staci and Sara first in line to get seats when the doors open.

Sara and Me :)

Me :) and Yapha

Waiting for general session to start....
L to R: Shelley, Yapha, Lyssa, Allison
Front: Lorri

L to R: Laurie, Staci, Sara

L to R: Allison, Desiree, Laurie
Front: Corinne

Prize Patrol winner...Allison!!!

Shelli presented the Bright Idea Award to Jill Olson for her use of the Big Shot machine and Dies using Textiles...she made some beautiful quilts, table runners, and clothing that were on display in the Gathering Place. Then she showed us this beautiful pillow, and then WE ALL GOT A QUILT BLOCK....we can use this to show our customers another way to use the Big Shot.....Shelli picked out the fabrics, and the staff at the home office brought in their own sewing machines and made 1000 quilt blocks for us...that makes each quilt block extra special.

After a few more announcements and a highlight video Shelli walked out on stage and said she had forgotten to show us this card..hmmmmmm but we don't have a stamp set like this......
then she announced.... "YOU ALL GET THIS SET" which will be in the next Mini Catalog......this set is called Elements of Style and is from Shelli's Signature Collection.

How exciting to have experienced Leadership with one of my downline, Lorri Heiling!

My roommates - Laurie, Me:), Sara

My friends: Yapha, Staci, Lyssa, Shelley

We went to Scottsdale for dinner at P.F. Chang's and more shopping at Kierland Commons.
I really had an incredible time, met some fabulous people and really didn't want the event to end. Looking forward to seeing everyone at Convention!!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Leadership 2010 - Day Two

Thursday was the first general much excitement as the doors opened and everyone runs to get a seat....thanks to Sara for getting us front row seats. The stage was set for the conference "Love What You Do"

Dancing to the music with Ellen Richardson from the SU! home office.

Me:) with my friend, Laura Fernsler

Another highlight of general session is when the Prize Patrol delivers FREE stuff - my friend Shelley wins!! Lyssa looks on in excitement as her roommate wins!!!!

After general session we went downstairs and look what we saw upon entering the Gathering Place, beautiful tables all set for lunch......

Grilled Chicken Salad, beautiful presentation and very delicious

Dessert...yes please.... Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache, Raspberries and Blueberries over top......very rich and very good....yes I ate the entire thing!

After lunch we had our break-out classes which were so informative and I loved each one. The My Digital Studio class and the Social Media were my favorites.

This evening some of the gals went to the Manager's Reception; I did not attend so took everyone that was left behind and went to the Tempe Marketplace...we had dinner at Paradise Bakery and then did some shopping before returning to the hotel.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!