Thursday, July 31, 2008

I'm at Convention!!!

I'm here! It's 3 am here...yikes...I'll pay for this later...."must have coffee!"

I have seen lots of ladies I know here, but I'm sure I'll see more during the week. I was even spotted by few that recognized me from my blog...too fun! I just swapped out the rest of my card fronts tonight...I'm going home with over 100 swaps...yippee! I can't wait to share some next week...sorry...not able to post photos here.

Today my 2 downlines and I got to take a tour of the Stampin' Up! headquarters...AMAZING! I was blown away by the enormous room where all the packing of products takes place...forklifts, long conveyor belts, tons of boxes, etc. All the employees were very nice.

I get to take a class with Jaron tomorrow! (My favorite SU! employee) He was passing out bags yeterday, so of course I jumped in his line and took a picture with him...of course I'll post that!

Today I got to the convention center at about 7:15 am...thinking the door for the Momento Mall would be opening at 8...they opened at 9! lol Oh well...we were the first group to go shopping...I'm sooo excited about the adorable crop/tote bag I got, as well as the adorable demonstrator apron that is designed with the Bella Rose pattern!!!

OK....better go take a nap before tomorrow...well...really today!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


I'm off to the airport, heading to the Stampin' Up! Convention, in less than 1 hour! I put a yellow eyelet in my fingernail, which is painted red. :)

I can't wait to share projects and fantastic ideas with you when I return. I'll be back on Sunday! :)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Pizza Delivery!

I made three designs of the pizza boxes. Each one has 3 cards (3"x3") & 3 mini envelopes.

Another Pizza Box!

I'm having too much fun with these Pizza Boxes! I used the Bella Rose paper again for this project. Can't wait to see all the other beautiful papers that'll be in the new catalog!!! In just 3 more days I'll be in Salt Lake City...yippee!

I may have to do this project with my "Terrific Techniquers" Club in August.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Pizza Box w/ Bella Rose Paper

I have been seeing more of these "pizza boxes" everywhere lately, so I decided to make one...they are very easy. I made matching cards to go inside as well. These are special gifts I'm bringing to Convention.
I used the new Scallop Edge Punch to create the scallops and rick rack...too fun! I also decided to lilne the bottom of the box with the Designer Paper...I LOVE this paper...."must have more."

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Discounted Retiring Accessories...First Time Ever!

For the first time ever, Stampin' Up! is offering a discount on a great variety of Retiring Accessories...I know from the past, these sell out quickly, even at the regular HURRY to order these...I'm sure some will sell out the first day, July 21st! This is NOT the full Retiring Accessories List, so check back on Monday. Click on the link to see these hot items!

Call or email me today to place your order!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Convention Swaps!!!

Yay...I'm done with my first batch of convention swaps...50 done!!! I'm *hoping* to do another batch of 50 with the same layout, but a differnt color combo.

It is quite amazing how quickly you can get a perfect scallop edge with the *new* Scallop Edge Punch. I precut my chocolate chip cardstock to strips of 5 1/2"x1" and then punched.

I think these colors would be so cute for a baby girl theme as well.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Party Hearty (coming in August)
Cardstock:Whisper White, Choc. Chip, Pink Piroutte, Kiwi Kiss Ink: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Piroutte Accessories: White Ribbon, Dimensionals, Punches: 1" Circle, Scallop Circle, Scallop Edge,

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Convention Swap In Progress

My hands are still sore, but here's everything ready to be put together to make my first batch of 50 swaps...I plan to do the same card, but in another color combo later...tune in soon to see the completed project!

Stamp With Me!

My "Stamp With Me" class is already over! There will be another class starting in September. For our last class, they made these great cards and altered Frap bottles. They were a great group to work with and they learned so quickly!

Monday, July 14, 2008

My NEW STUFF is here! Catalog Preview order came today! Here's the beautiful Bella Rose Designer Paper, the Scallop Edge Punch, and the NEW IN COLORS!

Looking at the cardstock from left to right is:

Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze and Pacific Point...gotta love the Stampin' Up! color names!

I can't wait to play with my new stuff! Customers: You can order these items beginning August 11th, when Stampin' Up! unveils the NEW catalog!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

"Stamp With Me" Class

Here are the "Stamp With Me" stampers...they do a great job. They made altered notebooks and Teacher Gifts: an altered acrylic frame/post-it note holder.

They'll surely have the cutest notebooks in the class when they go back to school!

Monday, July 7, 2008

East Coast Prep School Memories Kit

Yay...I've been really wanting to make a School Memories Book with the East Coast Prep Designer Paper...I love it...this is a KIT that will be going to a fellow demonstrator in Texas...she'll just have to do some gluing.
See more information about mail ordering a kit by scrolling down to the other School Memories book made with the Jersey'll actually have to click on "Older Posts." It's $25 if you'd like it mailed, or $20 if you'd like to pick it up.
Kit will not contained any stamped images. Contact me for details.

Blog Give Away Winner....

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The winner is JEN...Jen please email me your address so I can send out your prize!

My daughter's photo came in 2nd place and it was fun to see so many posts. Thanks for playing along with me!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Blog Give-Away!!! must be an "Email/Blog Ego Thing," but I want to win this contest and I need your help! Scroll down a few posts on my blog until you get to the photo of my daughter, Gaby. There is a link to another blog, where Gaby is (as of this moment) in 2nd place to win the photo contest. To qualify for my Blog Give-Away, you need to leave a comment on THAT Blog, NOT mine. To leave a comment, click on where it says "comments" and write your comment. If you don't have a Google account, it only takes about 20 seconds to create's free and you won't be bothered by them...I promise! THANKS!
The winner will be randomly chosen on Sunday, July 6th. I will post the winner on my blog and mail the winner a handmade goody...I'm thinking a set of 5 cards and envelopes!

Friday, July 4, 2008

I've been TAGGED

I've been tagged by Patty! Here are 7 weird and random facts about me...

1) I get very grumpy when I'm hot...I even called Osha to report a broken air conditioner in my and neighboring classrooms when I was a teacher and 7 or 8 month pregnant...they came out the very next day and it got taken care my secret is out! (Yes...I'm grumpy today!)
2) I'm addicted to my computerS...yes...I "play" on desktop and laptop, which are side-by-side. I love to email and look at blogs (especially Patty's) and Splitcoast.
3) I'm also addicted to Stampin' Up! which isn't always good. I can't stop thinking about it...especially when I should be trying to fall asleep! My poor hubby has to hear so many details about my business.
4) I've been on a Slim Fast diet...that makes me grumpy was trying to drop 10 pounds before convention...oh well...I think I've lost 3...haha.
5) I once had 3 jobs in college, at which point I was so stressed that I was uncontrollably losing weight...hmm...I may be on to something!
6) My 2 sisters and I were pregnant at the same time with our daughters...Diane and I even delievered 4 days apart, which is fun...we're only 13 months apart.
7) I've been letting my "wedding ring fingernail" grow out so that I can paint it, apply a rub-on flower, then put an eyelet (and set this time) into my's just for convention...gotta do something crazy to keep up with the other crazy SU! ladies! :) I'm tagging:


Inside of Popsicle

The inside of my popsicle card...using the Polka Dots & Paisley set that is also retiring soon.

Popsicle Card

I got this adorable idea from Patty Bennett, who I believe got the idea from our upline, Sandy Hancock. I wanted use use the retiring sets, so I used Background Basics and Big Pieces. I dyed white ribbon by using a bit of water and some drops of the Only Orange reinker.

Convention Swap!

Yay! I designed my swap for convention! I am also swapping this card with my Stamp Club members for our last meeting. As long as I get my order of the *NEW* Scallop Punch and In-Colors, I'm going to use different colors and that punch to incorporate soem "new stuff" for convention. I used the clear Chunky Glitter for the top of the cupcake, and it's lifted by a dimenesional. I was happy to use the soon to be released set "Party Heary."

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Photo Contest of my Gaby!!!

Here's my little beauty, Gaby! She's always had a ton of hair and is quite tiny for her age...she just turned 3 in June. Here she is on her potty, seconds after waking up with "wild woman hair." I submitted this to a photo contest of "funny kid pictures" and it's in the Top 3! Please go vote for this photo by posting a comment on this blog:
Thanks...I'll let you know what happens by next week! :)