Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wonderful Decor Elements!

I just LOVE the Decor Elements line from Stampin' Up! I ordered two sets of the Manhattan Flower for my bathroom outside my stampin' room and now I can't wait to order another set!

The first two pictures are obviously "before" I added the flowers to my walls.....

And these two pictures are "after" I added the flowers.


Manhattan Flower (Chocolate - 114115)
Manhattan Flower (Kraft - 114077)
My bathroom walls ;o)

So, what do you think?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Happy Halloween Bear

How cute is this little guy?! I wanted to make a card of the bear only but when I ran the card stock through the Big Shot, I realized that he's just a little too small to be considered a "full card". I didn't want to abandon my idea so I got the bright idea to put a base layer down and adhere my "bear card" to it. Since you wouldn't be able to open the card if it were a full 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 (because of the pumpkin top), I cut the card stock down to 4 1/2 x 4. I stamped "Happy Halloween" on the inside of the card (the bear's belly).

When I showed this to Gary, he went "ga-ga" over it and really bragged about how cute it was.....the things that makes this man happy! lol! What do you think? I would love to "hear" your comments about it!

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card stock: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Orange, Summer Sun, Ballet Blue, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Big Shot, 1 3/4" circle punch, Build-A-Bear Bigz Bear die, Build-A-Bear Originals Kooky Spooky die

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Lollipop, Lollipop, oh Lolli, Lollipop!

I wanted to take something sweet to Brittany when we went for our first official visit and since she doesn't like chocolate (I know.....the horror of it all!!) and is not big on many sweets at all (really....I'm thinking DNA tests are in order to prove she truly is my daughter! LOL!), I came up with this Lollipop Bouquet.
Can I just say this was one of the easiest projects I have ever done!! I purchased the tin at a local $1 store along with that floral Styrofoam stuff to hold the suckers & some artificial leaves. I used my Big Shot and the Flower, Daisies #2 Bigz Die to punch out a bunch of different colors of flowers. I started out using Mini Glue Dots to adhere the flower to the wrapper of the sucker and then realized that was just a waste because they would 1) stay at the bottom of the sucker because of the leaves and 2) the girls were just going to rip them off as soon as I stopped! ;o)
Brittany may not like a lot of sweets but she does like the occasional sucker. When she saw the "bouquet" I had made for her & her new friends, she "aaaahhhh'd" and "oooohhhhh'd" like the sweet & wonderful daughter and showed it off to her roommate and next-door neighbor. Gotta love it when your kid brags on you!
I would love to hear your comments! What do you think? Have you made one of these before & how long did it take you? Honestly, this was a last-minute project that took me all of about 45 minutes....start to finish!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Be a Hostess & get Sweet Rewards!

I'm excited to bring you this sweet deal for hostesses September through November:

  • Host a workshop totaling $250 or more and choose any one item* from the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog for only $10! *Offer excludes hostess sets and My Digital Studio.

On October 1, when My Digital Studio is released to customers, this offer will become even sweeter:

  • Host a workshop of at least $400 and get My Digital Studio for 50% off the retail price (retail price: $79.95; promotional price: $39.97)!

Things to Remember:

  1. This promotion applies to workshop orders and is intended to reward hostesses for the act of doing a workshop. Online orders are not eligible for this promotion.
  2. Hostesses who hold a workshop of $250 can choose any one item from the Holiday Mini catalog for just $10.
  3. Items include stamp sets, accessories, Sizzix dies, etc.
  4. This includes any products featured in the Holiday Mini Catalog, even if they are also shown in the Idea Book & Catalog (Movers and Shapers Die, Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin', etc.)
  5. Items exclude Holiday Mini hostess sets and My Digital Studio.
  6. This promotion is not incremental. For example, a $500 workshop is not eligible for two $10 items, and an $800 workshop is not eligible for two copies of My Digital Studio at 50% off.
  7. After My Digital Studio is released to customers on October 1, hostesses who hold a $400 workshop will be eligible for both a $10 Holiday Mini item and 50% off My Digital Studio.

Holiday Mini Catalog Special

Everyone should receive your Holiday Mini Catalog any day now and I love this mini so much, I have a special offer for those of you that received a mini catalog from me. I will be calling everyone on my list of mini catalog recipients next week and if you can correctly answer the following question I will pay half of the shipping total on your next order placed by Sept. 30th.*

Where are best friends made?
Hint: Look at pages 33 thru 35.

If you have not received a mini catalog from me but you would like to be able to "play", just send an email to with your name, address and phone number. I will get a mini in the mail immediately and add you to my mailing list so that you can play again in the future.

*Discount applies to workshop, email & phone orders immediately; online orders placed from my Stampin' Up! website will receive a refund in the mail from me once your order has shipped.