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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Big shot class projects

Hello everyone,

 Happy Sunday. That means that I am approaching my two days off. Yay! I have a lot of stamping to catch up with.  I went to the SU Regionals on Fri in CT. it was fun got a free stamp set and made some really cool projects which I haven't quite finished yet. I didn't have time to finish them on stamping time while I was at the seminar. But you get everything you need to recreate them at home including the directions. I think I got almost three projects done and there are 5 while I was there. They only give you like 30 minutes to 45 minutes for stamping time twice throughout, so that's just not enough time for me. The workshop Wows were really great and the tips we got were pretty good too. All in all I enjoyed my day. I was glad to get home. It did spark my excitement once again.
  These are the projects that we will be making in my Sun Big shot class plus the cute little owl magnetic calender which has been posted a while ago. I need to start cutting the supplies for this class this weekend. Then I have to start cutting card stock for a SAS Im having on Wed  at a friend's house. Going to be busy for the next week.
Here are the supplies for the Fun Flower card.
 Stamps: Oval All.
Card stock: Basic Black, very vanilla Love Letters DSP, and News print DSP.
Inks: White craft ink.
 Accessories: Antique Brad, Big Shot, Fun Flowers Bigz Die Md. Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, Scallop edge punch.

The next Project is a cute little box .
 Stamps: Bliss from the Sale-A-Bration catalog which  could be yours free   until March 30th.
Inks: Crumb Cake.
 Card stock; Crumb cake 12x12, WW
Accessories: Big shot, Fancy Favor Box, Basic jewels Pearls, md oval punch, sm. oval punch, chantilly lace trim. stickey strip, dimensionals, linen thread.
Thanks for visiting. Til next time
 Happy stamping.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St Patrick's Day

Hello everyone,

     happy St Patrick's day. we had our St Patrick's day dinner on Tuesday Corn beef and cabbage. because it was the only night I was home long enough, to cook it.
    Last Sunday I had a class with my downline, a card carrier Class, actually it was her class but was held at my house because she is in the process of moving. We had a couple of people and I have never made one of these and wanted to learn so I did the class too. This is my card carrier ,I used the retired DSP called Cottage wall. I really loved this paper. It is the same designs as the the one in the catalog called Sunny Garden which uses the new in colors Poppy Parade, pear pizazz, daffodil Delight and peach Parfait. They are pretty too.
   I'm getting ready for the SU Regionals in Ct. tomorrow. I'll post about that sometime when I get back. I will be going with my down line. We have to leave by 6:00 am to be there for check in between 8 and 9 am. I'm really looking forward to it. This is my very 1st SU. event. I just wish we didn't have to leave so early. This will turn out to be another busy weekend because Sat. night my husband and I are going to see The DropKick Murphys I'll explain how we ended up going to that  in another post.
    Thanks for stopping by,have a good evening. Til next time.
Happy Stamping

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Actual Regional Swap

Hello Everyone,

    I could have sworn I put a counter on this blog but it's not there uh ,that's funny, This has happened before though and it showed up later. What causes that. 
   Anyways this is the swap that I decided to bring to Regionals with me. I made 20 of these, they weren't difficult the thing that took me the longest was deciding what colors to use. I'll tell you this is when that color coach from SU comes in handy. I just thumbed through the different color combinations til I found one that I liked and was different than my usual combnations. Hope you enjoy. Til next time.
Oops! There it is ,the counter showed up. LOL
Tiny Teacup Single Stamp
 Marina mist,Crumb Cake, Cajun craze,and Natural Whites CS
Same ink colors as CS.
 The accessories used were the scallop Sq punch, Marina mist Taffeta Ribbon, Big Shot, Lattice EB folder, glue dots and dimensionals.

Monday, March 14, 2011

SU Regional Seminar coming up

Hello Everyone,
  I had my up line's card carrier class on Sunday, there were only a couple of us but it was really nice and relaxing. Their carriers came out really pretty.
  It was a busy weekend, On Sat I went to see Mary poppins in boston at the Opera house. It was fantastic, the choreography was excellent. I was very impressed and the costumes just every thing about was fun and fantastic. The guy tap danced right up the wall to the ceiling and down the other side. Mary Poppins flew right over the audience, The cast was great too. The show got out at about 10:45 and by the the time we hopped on the T and got home it was like 1:45 but the clocks jumped ahead that night so it was really 2:45 and then my son and I had to be at work for 7:30, needless to say it was a short night. On top of that we were really busy by the time we got home we were both exhausted. I then had that card carrier class, I'm surprised i made it through.By evening I was ready to call it a night. Today is my day off so I got a chance to catch up on some sleep. Yay. 
    I'm going to the Regional SU Seminar on Fri in CT. and  I need to create some swaps so I decided to try the SAB Bliss set and played around with it. This is what I came up with at the time. I have since come up with a different one and just finished them today. I'll post a little later.
Marina Mist CS
Naturals whiteCS
SAB Bliss stamp set
Decorate Label punch, 
Md oval punch
Silver Eb powder.
Marina Mist taffeta ribbon.
Hope all is well with everyone. Thanks for stopping by, til next time
Happy stamping

Friday, March 4, 2011

Teen B-day card request

Hello everyone,

    I had a request to make a teen girl B-day card from an employee at work. I find that teen cards can sometimes be challenging. This is a card that I came up with. It's Bella shopping,  and as far as I know most teen girls love to shop and I also added some bling with the rhinestone jewels, not to mention the paper has some glitter in it. What teenager doesn't like bling? Anyways this is the best I could do for now. Tell me what you think and leave a comment.  The stamp of coarse is not Stampin' UP! and neither is the flower, that is a prima from flowers. Every thing else is SU.

 Stamps: bella, Build A Cup Cake
 inks: Stazon Black, Versa mark
 Cardstock: Basic Black, Candy cane Designer paper, Real red, WW.
Accessories: Raven lace trim, Prima, Corduroy Button (retired) Scallop Oval  Punch, medium Oval punch, Clear Embossing powder, Rhinestone jewels, Stampin write markers, Baja breeze, real red, W.C. Wonder crayons black, Blender pen, Dimensionals, Glue dots.

 Thanks for stopping by and looking, Enjoy your evening. Til next time.
 Happy Stamping

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Just checking in

Hello everyone,

    I haven't posted  recently. Just wanted to let everyone know that I have changed the look of my blog a little and to check in. Not much going on here,I haven't even created much lately, the boys are keeping me busy. I do want to say that we had our S-A-S on Sunday and it went well. It was smaller than expected but it was nice to get together and stamp 12 cards. I love to have handmade cards on hand at all times. Now i need to make a couple of request cards for work. They are looking for a baby shower girl card and a card for bigger girls. I forgot to ask like what age. I will tomorrow.

     I do need to get moving on 25 -30 swap cards for the CT regional I will be attending on March 18th. I have no idea what to make or use, I want something easy and quick but still looking nice and professional because there are so many. Any suggestions would be wonderful. Well gotta go Idol will be coming on. Take care everyone. Til next time.
Happy Stamping,