Getting ready for winter...

I know, I hate to admit it as much as you do, but summer is quickly slipping away... I start my teacher week at school tomorrow and then the kiddos come. Maybe you are getting ready to send yours off or are just ready to be rid of hot weather, but we can't deny that it is almost here! I made this set for a hostess gift to get the holiday spirit started. The candle was super easy (check earlier post for link to instructions) and I cased a card with retired colors that my upline made last year. Hopefully I did her justice:)

Stamps: Perfect Presentation hostess set, Snow Flurries
Ink: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
Paper: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Accessories: circle punches, bayou double-stitched ribbon, 1/8" hole punch, dazzling diamonds glitter


Hostess Tag

I got this idea from convention and just now got around to doing it! It is a tag for my hostesses to wear during the workshop, just to make them feel somewhat special! I think it is a cute idea, and it came out pretty well. Used a square coaster as the base and embossed the letters in white.

Stamps: Pick a petal, Short order alpha
Ink: craft white, groovy guava, soft sky
Paper: certainly celery prints dsp, certainly celery, whisper white
Accessories: scallop circle punch, white embossing powder, heat tool, glue stick, dimensionals, pin back


Simply Scrappin' Paper Bag Album

This was a paper bag album that I made for a mother/daughter class that we had on Friday. It was a great group and a lot of fun!! I made the album from the Home Again Simply Scrappin' Kit. This album used maybe 1/4 of the kit. The only stamps I used were for the title on the cover. I have made tons of these paper bag books, but I still love them!

stamps: rough edges alphabet
paper: home again simply scrappin kit
ink: basic brown
accessories: old olive 5/8" grosgrain, white and chocolate tafetta ribbon, white grosgrain


Filmstrip Zoofari

Well, we are back from our trek around the southeast. We had a great time but are very glad to be back!! This is a card we did at a workshop last night! Lots of fun, I can't get enough of those little guys! Hopefully you have seen the new Holiday Mini... SO stinkin cute... I just got my DIE CUT STAMPS... be excited! Email me if you are interested in doing a workshop in Sept!
Stamps: Polka dots and Paisley, zoofari, holiday blitz
ink: basic grey, blue bayou, wild wasabi
paper: basic grey, blue bayou, wild wasabi, whisper white
accessories: spiral punch (to make the filmstrip look), 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" square punches, stapler, blue bayou double stitched ribbon, dimensionals, blender pens



My hubby and I are off for a week to travel around the southeast with friends! I will be enjoying a week without SU (sad, I know, but I need it!) and blogging. As a parting gift, here is a page I made to do for a friend's workshop the night we get back! Stay cool:)

Stamps: Fast and Fun Notes, Fast Flowers wheel
Ink: basic black, old olive, so saffron, blue bayou
paper: fall flowers dsp, so saffron, confetti white, blue bayou
accessories: white taffeta ribbon, blender pen, dimensionals


Groovy Birthday Wishes

Okay! So after getting back from Convention, I have decided that I need to get better about being creative!! I have so many fabulous ideas around me that I don't let myself have fun experimenting. So today, when I sat down to make a birthday card for my mom, when I normally would have gone to splitcoast or my stash of swaps, I used my OWN brain. (and NO ribbon!) What a novel idea:) I used some scraps from my prayer journal class, a new adorable stamp set, and YAY I love the card I came up with! Now let's hope my mom does too:)

Stamps: Fast and Fun Notes
Ink: Basic Brown, Groovy Guava, Soft Sky, Old Olive
Paper: Kraft, Soft Sky, Groovy Guava, Fall Flowers DSP
Accessories: blender pen, dimensionals


Retired Rubber (and some paper) sale

Okay, here is the list of what I have left. If you would like a pic of one of the stamp sets, I can email it to you ! Message me if you are interested. If local, we can arrange to meet up. If not, I can add shipping and send it to you!

Alphabet Soup (4) $8

God Bless America (1) $6 (2 available)

Corners Mini (4) $6

Tiny Teapots (4) $6

Blooming with Happiness (6) $10

Happy Harmony (6) $10

Go Team (8) $10

Secret Sister (10) $10

Tags so Much (6) $10

Warmest Regards (6) $10

Reason to Smile (3) $8

Gently Falling (4) $8

Paris in the Spring (7) $12

Riveting (8) $12

Occasionally (8) $12

Shore Thing (8) $12

A is for Adorable (8) $12

Love It (6) $12

Big Blossom (1) $8

By Definition (1) $8

Lots of Hearts Jumbo wheel $3

Dots and Daisies wheel $3

Also for sale:

Mini-notebooks $2.50 each (pic at top of post)

**NEW** Spool Taupe grograin $3, Spool Rose grosgrain $3

baggie of copper and silver diamond brads $1 each

old corner rounder $3

Old In-colors leftover cardstock $4

almost full packs of Sarah and Spring Showers DSP $4.50

Friends and Flowers ss kit with 6 almost full sticker sheets and 2 sheets of blue flower dsp $3

half full packs of Dots and Dashes and Spring Flowers DSP $2


I'm Baaaack!!!

SO!! I am back from Convention... got back @ 2am Monday (was supposed to be 10:30 pm Sunday!) I am still working on getting back my sleep and organizing my life. Only to leave on Wednesday for vacation!! Eek:) But we had a FABULOUS time in Denver, check out the boards/swaps and people pics on the slide shows on the right side of the blog. Robin won #1 Rising Star which was AMAZING, she rocks, and #72 Demo of the Year!! So so cool. A girl can dream right? haha.
Anyways, finally made something--I am doing a prayer journal class for a non-SU friend on Sunday and finally got one made. A few retired things used since they are not SU customers. Used the cute little $1.82 "hot cocoa" notebooks from Walmart. Yay for new toys: Fall Flowers DSP and Chocolate Taffeta ribbon. Used some of Robin's retired sets with bible verses and used the round tab punch to make 5 sections--family, friends, church, community, and world. Turned out pretty cute!
Stamps: Headline Alpha, Short Order Alpha, Pick a Petal, retired verse sets
Ink: River Rock, Old Olive
Paper: Soft Sky, River Rock, Whisper White, Fall Flowers DSP
Accessories: Chocolate taffeta, taupe grosgrain (Retired), Mellow moss grosgrain, round tab punch, dimensionals, notebooks from Walmart