Tuesday, April 22, 2008

My Swaps......

I made two swaps for Regionals...the first card was one of my previous posts made with 'A Beautiful Life' stamp set, in the Pink and Green color palette. The second card that I made was with 'One of a Kind'. I picked the Guava and Banana papers because they were the two that I had the most of in stock, and I thought that they really complemented one another. I was inspired by a card that I saw that Nichole Heady had made, and this was the result.

Recipe: Stamp Set: One of A Kind; Ink: Groovy Guava, Barely Banana, White Craft; CS: Barely Banana, Whisper White, Groovy Guava; Accessories: Vanilla 1/4 Grosgrain, White Embossing powder, Whimsy Jumbo SA Wheel, Boho Blossoms Punch, Dimensionals, Heat Gun

Stampin' Up! Regionals was AMAZING!!!

Every year when I attend SU! Regionals I become totally inspired! I meet some of the most amazing women/stampers, get new ideas, and see some of the most amazing papercrafted projects that you could ever imagine. This year was no exception! I sat with some wonderful women from the Manitowoc/Green River area in Wisc., and shared lots of ideas and tips. As always there were people doing some WOW projects that included; New and improved glitter windows, double pocket gift cards, embossing and brayering metallic papers, and Wine glass flip/flop coasters (instead of using charms on your wineglasses, each person puts this adorable little flip flop on the base). I took HUNDREDS of pictures of cards and scrapbook pages, and even have some new class ideas! I can't wait to share all of this with all of you!

Later today I'll be posting my swap cards, and a few that I got in exchange. I got so many incredibly beautiful and unique swaps, but I won't be posting all of them because we'll be making them in my camps and clubs! Thanks to all of the Milwaukee Regional Swappers who did their creative best and gave me so much great material to inspire me......I'll be CASE'ing your work!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Stampin' Girls - Free kids class

I had such a great time teaching my Rubber Stampin' Fun class at my kids school, and had such a great response from the students, that I decided to do a few free classes at our local library. I'm so excited because I filled the class! Here are the two projects we're going to make (if we have time for both!). The hair gel filled fish card is made using Beate's tutorial from http://www.splicoaststampers.com/ and it's easy and fun to make. The little journal is made using clearance pads of paper with a little pen included that I got for $.50 at Michaels. We're going to use the shaving cream technique to create the swirls on the background of the paper with the big flower. I hope the kids like them!

Regional Swap CHAOS!!

I've been working like a crazy woman trying to make swaps for Stampin' Up! Regionals in Milwaukee this weekend! Here's what my dining room table has looked like for the last few days. I have a crafting room, but for some reason I always gravitate to the dining room when I have a large project like this to do.

I finally came up with a design and have gotten about 3/4 of the stampin' done. I LOVE swapping cards at Regionals. For those of you not familiar with swaps, what I do is make 50-100 of the same card design, and then when I get to Regionals there will be about 1000 woman who have also done the same thing and I'll get to trade with them. This way I end up with 100 different card styles!! For those of you who are members of my stamp club B, you'll get to see all of my swaps on April 25th!! Other stamp club members will see them at our next meeting, and my customers can always see them any time they want just by asking.

Speaking of Regionals, I should be bringing back lots of new, trendy, and exciting new ideas! Can't wait to share everything with all of you!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Disney Scrapbook pages!

Here are two scrapbook pages that I made from our Disney pictures. I rarely use products that aren't SU!, but I made the exception on some of these pages because Disney has such cute scrapbooking products - I couldn't resist. Like I've said before, I love to scrapbook, but don't like to publish my work. I'm trying to get over my phobia of being judged! Hope you enjoy!
Recipe: Cardstock: Real Red, More Mustard; Stamps: Sprinkles (stamped on Red CS), Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red; Accessories: Date Stamp (making memories), Disney Designer Papers, Buttons (SU!), Pockets and Pieces File Foler (Stampin' Up!), staples

Recipe: Friends and Flowers Simply Scrappin' Kit (retired), Apricot Button, Ice Rhinestone Brad, Stitched Ribbon (all supplies SU!)

....and the 2nd Card

Whoops....I forgot to post the 2nd card....here it is! And thanks to two of my Stamp Club customers - Cathy T. and Deb A., I bought this adorable stamp set Lovely labels. As many times as I went through this catalog, I never saw this stamp set! When both Deb and Cathy purchased the set on the last club order I looked at it in the catalog and thought I'd give it a try. LOVE IT! It is just so quick and easy to use since all of the labels fit right in our punches.

Recipe: Stamp Set: Lovely Labels, Cardstock: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate; Ink: Pumpkin Pie; Accessories: DSP Bali Breeze, Paper Piercing tool and mats, Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon, 1 1/4 circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, Round Scallop punch.

Me Time

Because Zach and Avery are in morning Kindergarten, I took some time while they were gone to get some stamping done. Usually I'm running around the house cleaning, or out running errands while they're gone, but today I thought that I'd take some time for ME!! I made two cards using paper from the Bali Breeze DSP, and the second one was inspired by the Pumpkin paper that I used from the first card. Although I wish that I had a stamp set with a bolder font, the 'birthday wishes' from Sincere Salutations worked o.k.

Recipe: Stamp set: Sincere Salutations, Cardstock: Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Ink: Basic Black, Accessories: DSP Bali Breeze, Flower Fusion Felt Flower, Fire Round Rhinestone Brads, Corner Rounder, White Gel Pen