Sunday, October 28, 2007

Weekend Sketch challenge

I just happened to make this card last week and it turned out that Beate had this as her weekend sketch challenge! I {heart} the Holy Triptych stamp set- it absolutely beautiful! We'll be making a couple of cards with it at the Easy Holiday Cards Class and I think I'll use it for the Tags class in December!
Anyways, here's the card I made:

It is so sparkly!! I covered the angel's wings with Dazzling Diamonds glitter and she's stamped on Shimmery White cardstock. I made this card with someone very special in mind. You don't have to, but I created the layered oval to secure the card closed. Because it is a Z-fold, it doesn't really close tight all the way (although once you put it in an envelope, does it really matter?!) . Here's a close-up of the that:

I'm trying to catch up today since the boys and I have been down with a cold/sinus thing all week. I just finished making Ryan's sign for Halloween- he's going to be Linus from the Peanuts Gang and walk around with his "Welcome Great Pumpkin" sign. I'm so glad I saved the Tall Tales alphabet from last year! It was perfect for the lettering. Stay tuned for pictures from Halloween mid-week!
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Friday, October 19, 2007

I just realized................

That I never showed the four projects form World Card-making Day! Here's one of them. I modified a card idea that was supplied by Stampin'Up! I like a lot of layers (Thanks, Gail!), so I had to change it- the one they showed up was just too plain! This is the only card that is missing in the picture of me and my friends from the House in this post.

Also, here is a great project I made using an iced tea jar (love that POM Blackberry tea- thanks , Merridith!). I filled it with Caramel Apple candy corn and took it up to my cousin's last weekend and gave it to her. Now I have about 20 if these bottles in my basement waiting to be altered! All the different flavors have different colored lids so you can modify it for almost any occasion.

isn't it cute?!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Halloween Treats for the kiddies!

We're headed up to my cousin's house (about an hour and a half from here) this afternoon and I wanted to take a treat up to her four kids! I saw these a few weeks ago on Cambria's blog and HAD to try them! They were easy-peasy and I put them together in just a few minutes! I filled three of them with peanut butter eyeballs for the three older kids, then filled the last one with m&m's for little Kate!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Ronald McDonald House

On Friday, I delivered the basket of cards to the Ronald McDonald House in Camden. It was so nice to meet Sonia and Teddy! Teddy took me on a tour of this beautiful House and told me all about the families that stay there. They usually host families that are being treated at Cooper, Wills Eye, Shriner's, and Penn. They also provide a restful environment for expectant mothers who are undergoing fetal surgery at The University of Penn and then their babies are taken to CHOP. It was an awesome tour! I've been in a few other Houses in the Tri-state area and they are all different- for example, all the rooms in the Camden House are all decorated differently. I toured the Spongebob room and if any of you have ever been to the Nick Hotel in Orlando, it looked just like that! It was incredible! Teddy also took me into the Harley Davidson room- it was full of motorcycles. It even had an orange and black bathroom! I think, by far, the neatest thing in the Camden House is this mirror that is hanging in the kids playroom. It was donated by a kind woman who had an abundance of happy meal toys. She found a giant mirror at a flea market (for $5!) and painted the frame black. She then hot-glued a TON of happy meal toys all around the frame! You could look at it all day! Some of them were so old, I knew they were ones I had when I was a kid! It was an awesome sight!! There are so many ways you can help out at your local Ronald McDonald House- it doesn't have to be anything big. Here are just a few:

~You know those can tabs from cans of soda? Pop them off and save them in a jar! The houses cash them in and use the money to pay for the utilities in the House (i.e.- electric, water, gas)

~ Empty ink cartridges! The Houses receive $2 for every empty ink cartridge they recycle!

~ Going to Costco or BJ's? Pick up an extra pack of toilet paper, paper towels, or wipes- the Houses need all the regular household items that we use!

~ Gather a group of friends together and make a meal! Just contact your local House to see when you can be put on the schedule to deliver a hot meal- the families really appreciate it after a long day at the hospital.

I just want to leave you with a picture of Sonia, Teddy, and myself holding the basket of cards we donated. Thanks again to EVERYONE who participated in this event! You've made a difference in the lives of others- doesn't it feel GREAT?! Have a great weekend everybody!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

World Card-Making Day!

Yesterday, we celebrated World Card-Making Day by stamping cards for the local Ronald McDonald House. We had a great time and I especially appreciate the support. It was a great day of friendship and stamping! Click the Smilebox presentation to view a few of the pictures from yesterday's event.

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Friday, October 5, 2007

October Stamp Club

Sorry it's been a while since I posted- it's been a busy week. I feel like I say that ALL THE TIME! I thought I would have all this free time when the kids went back to school, but somehow,I haven't found it yet. Anyway, I had Stamp Club this week and tomorrow is World Card-Making Day so I've been busy preparing for that. Here are the projects the Club made on Tuesday night:

I wanted to teach them the FANTASTIC trick of creating faux icicles using Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Isn't it GREAT?!
The we moved on to Halloween. This is a modified version of a card that was demonstrated at the Philly Regional Conference last month- I loved it!

Next are the Dixie Cup party favors that were demonstrated at Convention this year- halloween style!

For the last card, we used the Fabulous Flowers set.

I'll post the samples from the four cards we'll be making for WOrld Card-Making Day tomorrow when we're all done! Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

October Specials

October Stampin' Up! Specials!

Holiday Glitz Promotion

October 1-while supplies last
Make your holiday cards glitzy this year with a little help from the Holiday Glitz card kit. With Stampin' Up!'s precut card stock and Designer Series paper, festive zigzag ribbon, and Rhinestone brads, spreading handmade holiday cheer has never been this easy! Each Holiday Glitz card kit makes 15 handmade cards and includes:
Precut card stock and Designer Series paper (15)
Whisper White Envelopes (15)
Rhinestone brads (15)
Real Red zigzag ribbon (15)
Full-color instruction sheet (1)
There are two ways to take advantage of this fantastic kit while supplies last:
Purchase one of the holiday stamp sets listed below and get the Holiday Glitz card kit for the special price of $24.95, or Purchase the Holiday Glitz card kit for $28.95 with no additional purchase required.

Qualifying stamp sets include:
Snowfall - $23.95
The Snowflake Spot - $20.95
Big on Christmas - $18.95
Love & Joy - $23.95

Simply Sent Card Kits 20% Off!
October 4-8

In honor of World Card Making Day, Stampin' Up! is offering 20% off all Simply Sent card kits from October 4-8. Check out the available kits on pages 12-14 of the current Fall/Winter collection. Don't miss out on these great specials! Contact me to place your order!