Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Stamp Club

The girls met for Stamp Club last night. They made 2 cards and a halloween nugget box. Here's some pictures of the projects they did:

They wanted to work with watercoloring, so they made these two cards using different supplies. The Christmas card image was stamped onto shimmery white cardstock using a Chocolate Chip craft pad and embossed with clear embossing powder. They then watercolored the image using the Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Aquapainters. The fall card was stamped using Timber Brown Staz-on ink onto watercolor paper, then colored with watercolor pencils and blended with Blender Pens- except for the leaves- they were done using Stampin' Pastels and blender pens.

Next month I'm planning a Stamp Camp! We're going to be making a Holiday Planner. This planner was shared on the Stampin' Up! incentive cruise this year. It can be adapted for any event- birthdays, babysitter info, vacations, etc. Here's a few pics of the one we'll be making.
If you'd like to know the secret to creating one of these great planners, contact me today for class information!



Friday, September 14, 2007

WHEWW!

Have I had a whirlwind week! My computer took a "fit" last Wednesday and after many long hours between the computer genius and myself, it is, for the most part, restored. After taking it to the Geek Squad at Best Buy, then 4 excruciating hours on the phone with a tech support agent (in INDIA- you know how that goes) with HP, I took it to someone one of my clients recommended. This genius was able to recover my data and get the computer functioning (almost normally). My video card is screwed up, so my kids can't play games on it- I'm elated, um I mean heartbroken about that! On top of the computer trouble, it seems my car has decided to cause problems as well. Something is not right in my transmission, but I don't need a whole new one (at least not yet). Anyways, we're still working on that!
I was a mess without my laptop- how did that happen?? My next four months of classes was on it, not to mention every picture I've taken in the last 2 years and an iTunes library that Idon't even wanna guess the value of. And before you ask, yes I did back it up, but apparently, my desktop computer is missing the utility to retrieve the info off of the external hard drive- something else that added insult to injury! I have been almost impossible to live with and, being the emotional person I am, I pretty-much spent the whole week crying.
I shrugged it all off today (as best I could!) and attended Stampin'Up! 's regional conference in Philadelphia. It was a wonderful day filled with lots of great information. I love the smaller setting that the Regional conferences offer- especially since Shelli herself was there! I've seen Shelli before, but at convention you have to wait hour to get your picture taken with her. Not today! As soon as I get a chance to unload the pictures I took today I'll post it. I also got to see my FAVORITE person from the Home Office- Jaron Winder. I {heart} Jaron!!! he's an absolute scream on the stage and I love to watch him stamp - he cracks me up! I got my picture taken with him, too!

So, forgive me for not posting in over a week, but the whole computer thing was awful. Needless to say, I'm burning discs like a mad woman and perfecting my external hard drive knowledge.
I have lot of great information to share, but Ill have to do it later this weekend! Thanks for hanging in there with me!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

World Card Making Day!

The World Card Making Day Promotion runs from Oct. 4th - 8th . World Card Making Day is Saturday, Oct. 6th and I will be having a special event to commemorate the occasion (like I need a special event to stamp- LOL!).

When: Saturday, Oct. 6th, 12 noon - 5pm

Where: My House!

Details: Proceeds from this event will be donated, as will most of the cards we'll be making, to the Ronald McDonald House Charity. ($5 registration fee includes refreshments and door-prize entry. In addition to helping make cards for donation, you may make take-home cards for your own use for $2 each.) Please save this date and plan to join us for an hour or two as we participate in the first annual World Card-Making Day -- Help make a difference to a family in need!


As many of you already know, the Ronald McDonald House Charities is very near and dear to my heart. They have helped my family out many times over the years and I take every opportunity I have to return the favor. Please join me for a special day of stamping!

Here's one of the cards you'll be making...............



To celebrate, Stampin'Up! is offering 20% off of all their Simply Sent kits (see pages 12-14 in the Fall/ Winter Catalog).

These kits are wonderful for busy stampers. You will get instructions as well all the supplies to make at least 10 cards, including ink, paper, embellishments and even envelopes. They also make wonderful gifts!

September Stampin' Up! Special!

The Fall Frenzy Promotion runs from Sept. 1 till Sept. 30th .

Spend $30 in regular priced merchandise (not inc. shipping and tax) and qualify to purchase one of each of the promotional stamp sets listed below at 30% off !

#105355 - Bitty Boos Too (page 26)
#109284 - Haunting Halloween (page 29)
#107383 - Thoroughly Thankful (page 30)
#109373 - Autumn Fest (page 108)
#109421 - Elementary Essentials (page 91)
#110366 - Stem Silhouettes (Holiday Mini page 17)

If you're interested in taking advantage of this great deal, contact me today!