Thursday, May 2, 2013

This is what keeps me up late

A big old box from UPS.

I came home at lunch time to bring it in so it wouldn't get damaged.  (Who am I kidding?)  But I restrained myself from playing with it until I came home for good last night.

Here's probably the best card of the bunch.

NO PHOTO-Use your imagination.

Why? Google won't let me add any photos in it because they're having "difficulties."

This is the third day of trying to do something and so unless you all have a suggestion, I'm going to transfer this blog over to another site as Blogger isn't working for me any more.  Too bad, because the "old" Blogger was fun to use.  This isn't.


Friday, April 26, 2013

Baltimore Regional SU Meeting

My apologies for not updating this.  First I was ill and then we had things going with the family such as my mother's 80th birthday and other things.  One of these other things was the Stampin Up Regional Meeting in Baltimore in mid-April..

How was it?  It. was. fabulous!  I took so many photos that my camera battery died.  Photos (with my notes) can be found here.  I think you'll enjoy it.  SHELLI GARDNER was there along with her husband, Sterling.  Brian Pilling was there doing a demo as was Carrie Cudney and Shannon West.  We had some really outstanding local demos showing some Workshop Wow and Makes & Takes.

And I got to experience, first hand, the Prize Patrol.  Oh, boy was that fun!  All of us won a package of paper and the Make A Wish Stamp Set (available here).   But others won things like the "Hey Dude" box set, the latest Paper Pumpkins and a few other fun things.  And, we even got a few sneak peeks at some products coming out in the new Annual Catalog.

(I'll tell you all one thing -- I think you'll like it.)

But when we get new things to play with, we also have to say goodbye to others.  The Retired List is out and it's available here.  Some things have sold out (like some papers and accessories) but take a look.

So which retired sets will you miss?  

What was the best part about going to Baltimore?  Honestly, there were so many things but because it was my first time -- I loved the card swaps.  I wish I had been more disciplined to make more beforehand because I loved getting them and I was sad when I ran out of my cards.  On the other hand, as they say, "take a picture because it lasts longer."

Here's one of the cards I made for the swap.  Well, it will have to wait because Blogger/Google aren't getting along.  If you become a demo (and please contact me), you too can go to regional meetings and have fun like I did.  It was great to hang out with my upline.  My husband was so sweet to drive me up there.  We had a beautiful room overlooking the Inner Harbor.  And, he was lucky because there was a robotic convention going on downstairs from us.  He had a blast -- it was a win-win all around.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Cards of March 2013

I thought I'd post some photos of the cards I made at my upline's stamp buffet (with a few tweaks) and some of the other cards.  I haven't been making as many cards as I would like because I've been involved in organizing my work place.  On the other hand, I don't think I'll ever get it completely organized so I'll just sit on my bed and work from there. 

Here's a card that I made at my mom's request.  She wants some sympathy cards.  I used the swallowtail butterfly, embossed it with white embossing powder, used the sentiment from the "Love & Sympathy" card set.  For the inside, I used the sentiment and plant from "Thoughts and Prayers." The only thing I want to redo with this is use white card stock for the inside.  However, my white card stock was not cooperating tonight.  Maybe tomorrow. And I need to photograph it so that it's not crooked. 

 The Ears to You Stamp with the Tulip Embossing Folder (idea by Rose Van Epp)

Whole Latte Love (Led Zepp & SU?), again (idea by Rose Van Epp)

Celebrate SAB stamp (idea by Rose Van Epp)

Another card at Rose's card buffet (idea by Rose Van Epp)

The dahlia from "Creative Elements" with window frame framelits.  (I used what was left of a window frame and embossed it to make some layers.)

The "Hello Hello" single stamp using the window framelit (see above) with SAB paper and rhinestones.

A birthday card for my aunt -- can you guess that purple is her favorite color? 

Late Night Stampers Spring 2013 Treasure Hunt!

Want to have fun?

Here’s how to play:

-visit each of the blogs listed (it’s always nice to leave a comment!) -look for participating Treasure Hunt players – they will have the picture of the SU! box (below), and they will list their clue.
-make a note of what the clue is, and whose blog it is on
-once you’ve collected 50 clues, email them to ME  listing each clue & where you found it
-you have from March 1st to May 12th at midnight PST" 

This my clue: Edgelits

Adorning Accents Edgelits Die

Cut out some unique card edges with these edgelits and your BigShot.  There's scallops and other beautiful edges to make cute changes to your cards or other crafting projects

           Adorning Accents Edgelits Die              Large Scallop Edgelits Die               Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies           
 So here are the other treasure hunt participants!

Treasure Hunt Participants 2013
 Angela Carter                                
Lisa Kmiec                                      
Jane Hignite                                  
Deborah Smart                            
Penny Hanuszak                          
Kimberely Morris                       
Trish Cortez                                
Beth Robinson                           
Rhonda Gabriele                       **corrected 28/Feb
Jackie Watson                          
Cynthia Millan                        
June Reister                             
Debbie Broughton                  
Joni Metras                              
Laurie Reaume                        **corrected 28/Feb
Sherrill Graff                            
Nicole  Tugrul                          
Shelly Peck                               
Megin  Gallagher                    
Marcee Rodgers                      
Karen Philipp                           
Kris Sobolik                               
Heidi Weaver                           
Carolyn Bennett                    
Betty-Ann Manghi                  
Jan Schoenfeld                       
Glenda Mollet                         
Kat Zariengo                            
Katherine Roberts                   **added 28Feb p.m.
Bev Farmer                              **Mar 1st
Tanya Stottlemire                    **Mar. 1st 
Ligeia Baird                             **Mar.2nd
Carolyn Rakowski                   **Mar. 3rd
Danielle Calder                         **Mar. 5th
Jaye Catalano                          **Mar.  7th
Lesley Lendon                         **Mar. 7th
Lori Ann Rogers                      **updated Mar.14th
Vanessa A. Terrell                   **Mar. 8th
Dawn Johnson                         **Mar. 12th
Melissa Banbury                      **Mar. 19th
Janet Yates                             **Mar. 19th
Cathy Parlitsis                         **Mar. 19th
Laura Camacho                      **Mar. 19th
44.Lori Sinden                             **Mar. 20th
45.Kit Gosha                               **Mar. 20th
46.Beatriz Redd                          **Mar. 20th
47.Cynthia Simpson                    **Mar. 21st
48.Jayne Stenstrom                    **Mar. 21st
49.Kelli Lichtenberg                    **Mar. 22nd
50.Julie Fields                             **Mar. 22nd
51.SuZan Brown                         **Mar. 22nd
52.Lauren Huntley                       **Mar.22nd

Thanks for playing!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

First post -- I've been doing Stampin Up now for six months and I'm so glad I did it.  I really have had a lot of fun with it and met some really nice people.

We're in the final weeks of Sale-a-Bration which means you can get a free gift for every $50 you spend.  You only have until Friday, March 22 to place your order and you can go to my website here.

I'll also be setting some card parties -- you can come and make a certain number of cards for a flat fee, have fun, meet people, and go home with several handmade cards.  Interested?  Contact me!

You still have time to sign up and be a hobbyist demonstrator for $99 and get an extra 25% in merchandise for your starter kit.  You could come home, find a box filled with goodies like this!