Happy Valentine’s Day – 2 weeks early!

As promised, here are the pics from last week’s Valentine’s Day workshop. First, we did a sour cream container filled with Kisses. The sour cream container was made from SU! Vellum Cardstock (not Vellum paper).

Next, we did three 3×3 notecards. We used the Love Matters set found in the Winter Mini on pretty in pink with chocolate chip and whisper white cardstock.

Those 3 note cards fit perfectly in our 3rd project…. A love notes MAILBOX! The day after Christmas, I was surfing SCS (big surprise!) and one demo. somewhere in the US had seen these cute mailboxes in the $1 spot at Target. I went to my Target everyday for, I think 6 days, in search of these. I got 3 or 4 at my Target and I called the next closest one and got them to hold all they had – 32! Then I logged back onto SCS and low and behold, almost all Targets in the US were sold out of them. I swear that SCS site is great for business… once someone finds something cool, within days, it’s on backorder everywhere! Anyway, we covered these cute mailboxes with the Loves Me designer paper from the Winter Mini. I’m going to make a bunch of these for my son’s preschool for Valentine’s Day!


Ribbon, ribbon everywhere…

I ordered some FANTABULOUS ribbon last week from my SCS sister, Cindy at her Ebay store, Starlitstudio . Well, the ribbon came in today. It is SO pretty. I know it’s not SU! but SU! doesn’t sell polka dots and I wanted polka dots! Funny thing is I hated polka dots my whole life (my mom can attest to this) until maybe October of last year. Still don’t need/want/like it for clothes but for ribbon is gorgeous. Anyway, Starlitstudio has all kinds of cool things… pens, ribbon, prima flowers, hardware, etc. Check her out. What do you think about my ribbon?

Workshop cards…

Well, I had two workshops back-to-back this weekend and we made the same things for both. We did 2 cards and a sour cream container. The sour cream container was the same one we did for the Valentine’s Day camp last week and I’ll post that later. Here are the two cards… the first one is using my all-time favorite color, Elegant Eggplant (yes, I do use it all the time!) and the Blossoms Abound stamp set from SU! I’ve done this card in cranberry (shocking, I know) and it is beautiful, too. It demonstrates how to do SU!’s 2-step stamping. I just think it’s pretty.

I showed the second card to demonstrate Heat Embossing. I used one of my favorite backgrounds, the big Floral one with Black Staz-on and then the “love” from Wonderful Words. My upline, Jenn, says the card reminds her of lingerie! It seems like a good Valentine’s Day card.

BUMPER cards – bump, bump, bump…

I’m so very happy that this is working out for so many of you. For those of you that don’t know or aren’t participating in it this round, let me tell you about it here. It’s simple, send a card in the mail to someone on the list… someone else sends you a card in the mail. The next round will start on Feb. 1st and you will have until Feb. 28th to get it there. There were 13 of you that did this in January and I heard from some of you that you really enjoyed it. I’ll send out the evite this weekend for the next round. Hope you decide to play this round. I ALWAYS like to get handmade cards in the mail! Makes me smile 🙂

Christmas Card Challenge – let’s discuss, shall we?

Well, I’ve talked to some of you about this. And some of you have had questions… I’ll try to explain it more here. The challenge is something you do at your home. You make 10 cards each month starting in February and ending in November… do the math, that’s 100 cards that will be completed by November 30th. So, what if you don’t need that many? You can still start in February and just do the months that you want (let me know which months you do). For example, you only need 50 cards, then start in February and go for 5 months, through June. Or start in July and get done in November. The idea here is not to stress and just get them done little by little. As added incentive (like getting your HANDMADE cards done early isn’t enough incentive!), each month, the first person (that has told me they are doing it that month) to get done with their 10 cards will receive a small prize from me. In addition to this, every person that gets done with their 10 cards each month will get their name put into a drawing. Then at the end of November, more like Dec. 1st, I will draw one name and that person will get a basket of goodies. All prizes are unknown at this time :)… All of this works on the honor system… you tell me what months, you make the 10 cards, you tell me you did it — that’s it. So, sign up in the evite (email me if you need the evite again). Just think THIS is the year that you can make your handmade cards – everyone will be so impressed AND you won’t be stressed out!

Remember that “What’s in a Frame” class last fall?

I had a “What’s in a Frame? A name, of course” workshop last fall and I took a picture of all the frames everyone made. I told them that I would email the pictures to them so that they could see the results. Well, I’m posting them here … yes, finally. I think they turned out great. Everyone got to design their own. I think that was the fun part! I seem to be missing a few of the pictures… I’ll have to find them but here are some of the ones that were done at that workshop. Great job ladies!

Thank goodness it’s Friday!

Hey, it’s Friday. I LOVE Fridays! No place we have to be by 9AM. Getting both boys (and myself) out the door is a challenge and by Friday, I’m just tired!

First, thank you so much for finding me here in cyberspace. I really do hope you like this blog. It is kind of strange to me because I feel like I’m talking to no one… So, if you do visit, come back and visit often, bookmark here too, and if you feel really happy, leave me a comment below this post. There’s a little link that says “comments” – just say hi and I won’t feel so lonely!

So, during the Christmas break, I started my New Years resolution of “stamp-a-card-a-day” and I have a couple of cards to share with you.

First, I needed to make some engagement cards. I LOVE the diamond ring from SU!’s “Fairy Tale Wedding” set. I used dazzling diamonds on the ring itself and inside the sentiment says “…and they lived happily ever after”. Cute.

Next, I had some friends that moved into a new home and I wanted to send them a card. I bought these artsy notecards that are good for watercoloring and I thought I’d try out my watercoloring techniques. Well, I’m not thrilled with the results and I need way more practice but it’s decent enough. I used the SU! set, Right at Home.

Next, I worked on some much needed birthday cards to keep in my stash. I love the Starburst technique that I learned from the Technique Junkies newsletter. I strongly encourage you to check it out and even subscribe if you really like the “art” of stamping. It can be found at “www.patstamps.com

Hopefully, later this weekend I’ll post the stuff we did at the Valentine’s day camp this past week.