Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Anyway: she has great things at her "school" and I would recommend signing up to anyone! :) BACK TO HALLOWEEN...I watched her make this treat container with the "Just B" set and it was so cute. But I'm in the Halloween mode, so I decided to make a Halloween one. It's the perfect size to hold a fun Halloween treat! Here is how it turned out...
Stamps: Batty For You
Card Stock: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Ghostly Greetings DSP, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Striped Pumpkin Pie ribbon, Basic Black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Pumpkin Pie 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Small Oval Punch
Monday, September 29, 2008
So yes...this card is like the one I designed for my Halloween class. I am just loving this layout. It's so fun and SO adaptable. Love it! Anyway: embossed the witches hat and put a band on the hat with ribbon. I think this card is fun. Loving this color scheme too! :)
Stamps: Eat, Drink, and Be Scary
Ink: Basic Black Craft, Basic
Card Stock: Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White Accessories: Ghostly Greetings DSP, Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon, Pumpkin Pie 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder
I LOVE the glitter on this card. I embossed the whole white circle. (Note: the scallop was done with the Big Shot, and the circle with the coluzzle) I smooshed that whole circle in VersaMark ink, and the embossed the whole thing (after stamping it of course) with iridescent ice embossing powder. Can I EVEN being to express how much I LOVE LOVE that stuff! :) LOVE IT!
Stamps: A Happy Heart
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Sweet Always DSP, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Big Shot, Scallop Circle #2 die, Coluzzle, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Oval punch
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
(These are all the projects that we're making...see the end of this post for closer up pics.)
So I'll have more pictures on my blog later from Founder's Circle (the last night, swaps I got, etc) but I forgot I didn't share my Halloween projects that I'm doing for a class this week. So I'm sharing those now. :) SORRY! Busy month! This class I'm doing this week....Wednesday night in SLC and Friday night in Kaysville. Cost is $15.00. Let me know if you want more details. Also...would do this as a "Class to go" kit if anyone is interested. Cost would be $25.00. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. (It would include all the supplies needed to make the projects. The pieces would not be stamped so make sure you either have this set or have one that could substitute! :) )
Treat box with bag of treats inside tied with matching tag.
Candy bar holder
A darling box that holds 2 mint patties decorated to match the box.
Gotta love the Big Shot! The topper for this bag of treats is made with the "Top Note" die. SO CUTE!
This Halloween card was super fun to do! I LOVE HALLOWEEN!!! :)
Friday, September 19, 2008
Here is an update by pictures...not necessarily in the right order. :)
The welcome sign outside the hotel as we come in
The beautiful Gathering Place that is available for us to hang...
Hanging in the Gathering Place on PJ Business Share/Swap night. TOO FUN! I loved this night!!!
HOW CUTE are these pillows and blanket. Thought they deserved a close up! :)
The gift we were given on the PJ Party Business Share/Swap night. I didn't take a pic of it opened yet, but the small box is a nice matching pen and then the bottom is a notebook for us to take notes in for the evening. They said they were going to provide paper and pens for us so we didn't have to bring them. Should have know they would have cutesy-ed (not a word, but should be! :) )it up! :)
The gift on our bed when we returned from our PJ Party Business Share/Swap night. It's a WALLET THAT MATCHES OUR PURSE! :) SO CUTE! Love the tag! Says, "hey big spender, spend a little time with me." Too cute!
One of the candy spots at the Gathering Place. HOW CUTE! I'm going to make this for my workshops/classes, I think! :) Give me some time to work on it a bit! But HOW CUTE!!!!
We went to tour the Kanab manufacturing plant today. This is where the stamps become stamps. We weren't allowed to take pics inside, but we saw the rolls of rubber they start out as to the final product. AMAZING process! I actually got to do the die cut part as well! I did the die cut portion of the "Party Hearty" set! It was GREAT! I really wanted a picture, sad. I also packaged a few stamp sets as well! That was GREAT! Again...so sad I couldn't take a pic! But I as AMAZED at how much of the process was done by an individual. Oh...and can I tell you how CLEAN the WHOLE building was! We asked if it was done just for us, but they said it was always that clean. It did NOT feel like you were in a manufacturing plant. I will always think of the people here now whenever I hold a new stamp set. So great! I am impressed!
So when the new plant was built not that long ago, Shelli had an apt put in there for her, her family, or any corporate people to stay at when they came. I have more pics I might share later, but LOOK at the CHANDELIERS that are in the Master bath. SO AMAZING! Those are PINK crystals on there!!! AHHHH!!!
After the plant tour, we went to the infamous rubber park in Kanab. Ok...the whole park isn't rubber. :) However...the "floor" of the playground is all recycled rubber from Stampin' Up! :) TOO much fun! Of course us demos had a GREAT time playing!
They brought in this Subway stand for us to have sandwiches for lunch. HOW CUTE is that. I thought it was funny to have this stand in the middle of NO WHERE! Only amazing Stampin' Up! would think of something so clever for us! AMAZING!!!
Brandi and I playing in the rubber! Again...TOO MUCH FUN!!!!
PERSONALIZED initial! Shelli actually had one just like this on the first day. HOW NICE ARE THEY!?!??!
Then tonight a bunch of us went to this place called Tuacahn. It's an outdoor theater that does Broadway plays. It is RIGHT at the base of the red rocks in St. George and it's AMAZING! I've been before, but this time was just a breathtaking. We saw "Big River" and I was impressed! This trip has been fabulous. If you have made it this far....I hope you have enjoyed this journey. I'll post later with more! I'm off to bed now! :) ENJOY!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
And it was a FABULOUS day! Left my room late, ate lunch, made a few of our make and takes, went shopping, got back and went to our PJ business share/swap party! Just got back to our room and they had a DARLING wallet that matches our pink purse on our bed. I really could get used to always walking in my room to find a gift. I guess I should warn my husband before he gets home. :) And by the way....I bought a big carry on bag today so that I can hopefully get all my stuff home! My bag was 49 pounds coming out so I don't have any room left! :) Anyway: hope you are all doing great!
Now we're off to go get lunch, do some shopping, etc, etc.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
This makes a girl feel loved, huh?! :) Your own personal name sign with BEAUTIFUL Stampin' Up ribbon! :) I have to say...I'm SO GLAD I got this award during the "pink" year! :) Our bags are pink, everything they have given us has pink ribbon on it, the SU employees that are here are in pink, etc, etc. I LOVE IT! :) Just a quick recap of my day so far: I get to the airport and meet up with my up-up line that is also going as well as one gal in my sideline. Well....we're talking and then they point out SHELLI IS RIGHT THERE!!! (Shelli is the co-founder and president of Stampin' Up! and kinda my hero! :) ) I was so excited. After we chatted for a few more mins I couldn't stand it anymore and had to go talk to her. It was great! She is SO SWEET and genuine and just wonderful. I really do have a TON of respect for her and think she is one amazing business woman! Anyway: she sat right in front of us on the plane ride over to St. George so we got to talk with her most of the way. The best part....she was working on her SWAPS for tomorrow night! :) This is the one swap a year that she does and I'm so glad I get to be apart of it! :) (Anyone who wants to participate can make swaps for everyone in the group and then tomorrow night at our business meeting we all swap our cards. Too fun!) Anyway: we got to the hotel, and they have a nice lunch waiting for us. Then we go to the "hospitality room" where there are little buckets with pink ribbon on them (of course) waiting for us along with all sorts of candy we can fill our buckets with throughout the week. How sweet are they?! :) PLUS....we played a game (everyone plays) and once you finish the game you get a STAMP SET!! They also gave us a Founder's Circle yearbook with everyone's picture so as I've met people we are all signing them and stuff. This is just so well planned. It's amazing.
So....a great plane ride with Shelli, new friends met already, a treat room, free stamps....are you serious?! Can it get any better? I guess we'll see! Sorry for all the chatter. Just kinda want to record this experience myself and this is the best way for me to do it. :) Hope everyone is having a great day!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
On to the project. Last week I was trying to come up with something to demonstrate at my workshop. Well...I wanted to do Poppin' Pastels since that is SO FUN to show and do. (For those of you that don't know what that is...you stamp an image in VersaMark...take sponge daubers and daub into the pastel color of your choice, and then bounce that over your image where you want that color. I guess I didn't explain that very well, did I? Oh...I just remembered...there is a tutorial HERE.) Anyway: this is one of those cards that took me forever to come up with...yet it's such a simple card. So now that I know what I'm doing, it would take minutes to duplicate. This is also one of those cards that I FELL IN LOVE WITH when it was done. :) I truly love this card and think it's so cute. Not to toot my own horn...this doesn't happen to me that much. :) But I really love this card. I'm sure I've built it up too much, but here it is...