Sunday, August 30, 2009

Let the Week Begin!

Hello! I'm here! I've spent the weekend stamping! My upline had a Christmas in August stamp camp. She let me attend as well as my three downline and one customer. We had a great time. I just got my third downline while we were at Robin's. That's exciting.

This picture is an old project. I made it as a bouquet of flowers for a friend who has asthma. I put chocolate in the "vase" and stuck the flowers in there. So the whole thing was hypo-allergenic (is that the right word?).

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


When I don’t know what to post, I reach back into old pictures and see what I can find. This picture is from some time ago when Stampin' Up! first came out with rub-ons. I bought this plain, green plastic trash can at Target and decided to see if the rub-ons would work on it. I think they came out nicely on it. I'm still using that trash can in my craft room.


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Fall Layout

So, one of the blogs I follow,, had a challenge to do a fall layout page. I don't do much scrapbooking but I decided to take up the challenge. Here is the result. The picture is of my niece and a cousin's two little ones. I think the photo was taken in 1994.

Oops. I forgot to post this Monday evening. Does that mean it counts as Tuesday's post? I think so.

I took last night off and didn't stamp or scrap. Just didn't.


Friday, August 21, 2009

Ice Cream!

It's Friday! I think I finally have my craft room straightened enough that I can work. Tonight I sorted cardstock scraps by color. It's like filing - I put it off until I couldn't stand it. I already have cardstock scraps sorted by color, but I hadn't filed since I got back from Convention. There were also scraps to sort from last week's stamp camp.

It was very hot and humid here in Virginia today. So, in order to cool off this evening, I made seven of these cards. The card is CASE'd from one I got at convention from Cindee Wilkinson. We also made this card at my stamp camp this past weekend and everyone loved it. I hope you like it, too. My fingers are Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry colors from sponging the pieces. I'm glad it's the weekend. Maybe the color will be gone by Monday.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Things I Love....

This evening I decided to work on the make-n-takes from convention. You see, I didn't do them at convention. I just brought them home so that I could work on them at a leisurely pace - my pace. One of the free stamp sets we got at convention is Things I Love. This scrapbook page is made with that stamp set.

The little boys in this picture belong to one of my nieces. I thought the picture fit nicely on this page. Excuse the bright spot. I'm thinking a new camera might be in my future if I'm to become a blogger.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Mrs. Frankie

Okay, I know it is not Halloween, but we did two Halloween cards at my stamp camp. I wanted everyone to have time to order what they need to do their cards. Many people have done Frankenstein; this is just a variation. My new downline wanted to put eyelashes on her Frankie so we took the smallest daisy flower and ran it through the Big Shot and then cut it in half. I think Mrs. Frankie turned out nicely.

I'm still straightening my craft room. I actually think I'm just moving things from here to there. I'll have my creative mojo back by the weekend, I'm sure.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Creative Opportunity

First let me tell you whose card I CASE'd on Monday. Her name is Connie Ingram.

The second picture here is one of the cards we made at Saturday's stamp camp. One of the campers (I won't say who) made a little boo-boo in making her card. I told her she could start over and that I would do something with the opportunity she gave me with her initial try.

The top picture here is the result of that creative challenge. I think it turned out very nicely. The pictures don't do the colors justice, but the card base is Soft Suede. I LOVE that color!

I'm new to this blogging and thought I got the right picture loaded first, but oh well. Hopefully you'll get it.



Yes, it is Monday. I had a great weekend. Both stamp camps were fun. This is one of the cards we made. It was a favorite of everyone at my weekend stamp camps. It is CASE'd from one I got at convention, but I can't give credit because there is no label on the back of the card.

I was going to explain CASE to you. CASE - Copy and Share Everything. The reason we swap cards is to get ideas to make cards. We like to give credit when we copy someone else's card if we can. Unfortunately as is the case with this card, I don't know who to give credit to, but everyone loved the card.

Friday, August 14, 2009

I have a busy weekend planned. Tonight I had dinner at Debbie and Roger's house. Saturday I have stamp camp from 1p-4p; then a cook out with the breakfast bunch from church; Sunday is church in the morning, stamp camp from 1p-4p and then a small get together with other friends from church. That get together is to wish some friends well that are moving to the west coast for a while to be near elderly family. We will sorely miss them.

I don't know when I'm going to get the dishwasher unloaded and get laundry done, but I guess I'll get chores worked in somewhere along the way.

As for stamp camp, I don't yet have everything done that I need to do, but I'm going to bed! I'll get up in the morning and get things set up and finish cutting card stock.

This card was one I made earlier this summer to send to my nephew. I cased it from one made by my awesome upline Robin Merriman. My nephew crushed his heel in a rip line (I think that's what you call it) accident. Notice the corner taken out of the piece with the sentiment on it. It makes the little pieces look like the state of Kansas. That's where I'm from and my nephew lives. The stamp set is called Smarty Pants and has several good sayings in it. I have used it quite frequently.

I'll explain "CASE" sometime next week for those of you who don't know what that means.

Have a good weekend everyone!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Birthday CASE

I am getting ready for a stamp camp on Saturday. I finally have all the cards identified, but I don't yet have my house cleaned, the paper cut, accessories identified, etc. Oh! I don't do well with little or no sleep, so I'm going to have to work smartly Friday evening and Saturday morning. And, yes, I would like some cheese with my whine, thank you for asking.

This is one of the cards we'll be making at stamp camp. I cased it from a card I got in the Go-Diva New Catalog swap. The original card was done by Selene Kempton. I met Selene at convention this year. She and Gretchen Barron received Stampin' Up's Statement of the Heart award for helping SU demonstrators who have a need. They are both very deserving of the award.

Back to my is my version of Selene's card. Thanks, Selene, for the inspiration!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

SU! Convention 2009

Stampin' Up!'s 2009 convention is now history and many memories. I'll be on my way home in a few hours. My head is spinning with plans and ideas for workshops and camps.

I'm have my tiny computer with me and don't have any photos from convention or of cards I've made. I'll post once I get home.

Hey! Why not book a workshop with me and be the first to learn something new! It will be fun and relaxing at the same time.

Don't forgot to RSVP for my Saturday or Sunday stamp camp. You'll want to see some of the swap cards I received at convention. We'll be making at least one Halloween card; maybe two. If you haven't yet RSVP'd, hop over to my SU! web site using the link on the right and click on Contact Me. Or call me! You'll find the phone number there, too.

More about convention in a day or two. Stay tuned!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

SU! Convention!

Hi ho! Hi ho! It's off to convention I go! I'm off to the Stampin' Up! yearly convention. It's a fun time with friends and swaps and food and, well, if you become a demonstrator, you can go too! It's only $85 to sign up through the end of August 2009. Go on over to my SU! web site and check it out!

Here's a picture of one of the swap cards I'm taking to convention. The "dress" is made with fabric. I used Heat 'n Bond; adhered it to the fabric, then to cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot using the circle scallop die. Now that I look at this card I think the one I'm taking to convention is just a little different. I used Burgundy Bravo ribbon. I'll post it when I get back next week.
Don't forget to sign up for stamp camp on Saturday August 15! You'll be able to look at swaps that I bring home from convention. Until then, stamp on!