Friday, July 29, 2011

ThaNks a MilLioN!

I SO need to get on the ball and get caught up after convention! I have all of these ideas.......just no time!  :(  Where does the summer go?? Anywho, here is a thank you card I made for a lady at church. I love the colors; I'm a warm color kinda girl.

The color combo is Early Espresso, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, and Very Vanilla. The stamp sets are Word Play and the retired hostess set Apple Blossoms. I also used some linen thread and a retired more mustard button. Yes, I hoarded my buttons too, so now I am trying to use up some of my old product. TFL! Stay cool today! 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Home Decor

I finally redecorated my kids' bathroom. Their bathroom had been the same since we built our house 7 years ago. YIKES! That is a long time for me to have a complete room exactly the same! Since they are growing up and deciding to get ready in their bathroom, instead of mine, I decided it was time. If any of you have ever tried to redo a bathroom for a boy and a girl know how difficult this can be. It is hard to find something for both! Well, I finally found this at Target (LOVE that store!).

The only problem I have is finding pieces to match because I have to have things that match!  ;) Anyway, I remembered that a few years ago, Stampin' Up! had some DSP that was very similar to this design. This is what I came up with for the walls:

I used Jersey Shore (from the 2008 IBC) and my Tasteful Trim die to create these framed pictures for the wall. I can't believe how well it all matches! I guess sometimes it does pay to hoard my paper! ha! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Another bag with matching tag

Have I mentioned the fact that I LOVE for things to match?? The ladies that I roomed with in SLC know how much I like for everything to match, right girls? Anyway, here is a bag I bought for a special little boy at church. Of course I had to try to duplicate that adorable little lion and create a matching tag!

Here is a close up of the tag. The colors are Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, and Chocolate Chip. Anyone recognize that orange ric-rac ribbon? Yep, that is from the summer 2009 IBC! YIKES! Yes, I hoard ribbon (along with other SU items)! Oh well, you never know when you're going to need it!  ;) I hope you like this project. It was really fun!

Thanks for looking! Stay cool!

Monday, July 18, 2011


Sorry I have not posted in quite a while. I just returned from my first Stampin' Up! convention and all I can say is, "WOW!" It was amazing! The staff at SU really know how to put on an event! I took some super fun (and informative) classes given by some amazing people. Every presenter was entertaining and knowledgeable! I am so super glad that I am a demonstrator! If you are interested in becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, now is the time! SU is offering the starter kit at only $99 until the end of July. The kit is valued at $345. What a deal!

If you would like to join Stampin' Up! and do so during this special, you will receive the Christmas Keepsake project in the above picture as an added bonus. I saw this box at Convention and it is Beautiful with a capital B! The picture does not do it justice - at all! Anyway, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me! I hope to be back tomorrow with a project. 

Friday, July 1, 2011


It's here! It's here! The new Stampin' Up! catalog is finally here! I don't know how it happens, but SU outdoes themselves every year! If you have not yet seen the new catalog you HAVE to check it out here! It is amazing! If there is anything that you 'need' please feel free to contact me or you can shop my online store and have it delivered right to your door! 

If you are interested in hosting a show, now is a great time! Stampin' Up! has reorganized the hostess benefits. Qualifying workshops entitle you to hostess dollars that can be spent on exclusive hostess items or other catalog merchandise.

How cool is that? If you're interested in learning more, contact me!