Monday, January 30, 2012

Everyday Enchantment Thank Yous

Good Monday morning!  I created some Thank You cards for my friend Liz who just had her baby boy.  These are clean and simple cards.  I made two versions:

You can see the sparkle of the Champagne Mist shimmer paint in this photo.

I was pleased with how they turned out. Good thing about these cards is that they won't need any extra postage to mail.  Please tell me what you think about them.

Stay tuned because I'll be showing you a stepped-up version of this card using the Twitterpated dsp.

Stamps: Friendly Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Everyday Enchantment dsp
Ink: Calypso Coral
Accessories: Big Shot, Adorning Accents textured impressions embossing folder, Five Petal Flower punch,  Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, bone folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Everyday Enchantment ribbon, Champagne Mist shimmer paint and alcohol spray

Happy Stamping!


Saturday, January 21, 2012


Testing, testing, 1-2-3.  Can anyone see this post via email?

Susan - who will be happily stamping after she fixes her Feedburner/Google issue.

Friday, January 20, 2012

My Second Merry Monday Creation

I am really having fun with this new Merry Monday challenge.   Here's the sketch:
And here's my card:
Oops, I would've put a wider piece of ribbon on it, but I ran out.
I used colors similar to a sample from last year's catalog.  After last week's plunge into watercoloring, I decided to do it again.  Seeing some personal improvement, I think.  I'd love to hear your comments about this card : )
I used ink pads and blender pens to color the little girl.  For the trim on her coat, I used the Very Vanilla Watercolor Wonder Crayon and a blender pen.  Then I covered it with the Versamark pen, then used heat & stick powder and iridescent ice embossing powder.  Look how sparkly it is!  I matted my art piece using this method.

On a family matter, Bradley went back to the orthopedic surgeon yesterday to have his shoulder checked.  The doctor said his shoulder is healing just fine.  We're heading into another snow storm tonight, so Bradley will be looking for shoveling business tomorrow morning.

As far as the Stampin' Up! Convention is concerned, one of my customers, Barb, has already agreed to check up on Randy and the kids during my absence.  She said that she'd even bring them a meal. What a sweetie!  Doesn't sound like a bad idea to "assign" one day to SU! customers and friends to help my family while I'm away. I could even offer an incentive.

Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Serene Snowflakes
Paper: Watercolor, Blush Blossom, Pear Pizzazz, First Edition dsp,
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Garden Green, Lucky Limeade, Real Red, Peach Parfait, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla watercolor wonder crayon and blender pen
Accessories: Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Versamark Pen, Heat & Stick powder, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, heat tool, Victoria Trim, Twitterpated buttons, linen thread, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I'm going to the Stampin' Up! Convention!!!

Ever since I became a demonstrator, I've heard nothing but FANTASTIC things about Convention.  Last fall I entered a challenge from one of my uplines, Janet Wakeland, to make a change jar and put it in a place where I'd see it every day so that I could save money to attend convention.  Now I know that some of the kids (and Randy!) have taken change out of this jar from time to time.  But the money is adding up.  (I'll have to deposit it in my bank account soon!)  I've also earned money from my Stampin' Up! business that will help pay for the trip.  I'm determined not to use family money to go.

Insert Drum Roll here  ...I am really excited to announce that I've booked my hotel for the Stampin' Up! Convention this July in Salt Lake City!!!  I'll be traveling with my friend and downline, Linda.  Convention registration doesn't open until April.  Securing the hotel room is the first thing we've got to do.  We're also looking into flights.

The next thing I must do is prepare the children and Randy to get along without me - laundry, cooking, cleaning (who am I kidding about that one???)  I love my family dearly, but I can't wait to get away from them and re-energize myself.  I'm sure they'll do fine without me.  Randy will do things his way, but things will get done.  (After I get back I'll probably have to hire one of those teams who come in and clean up a hoarder's mess.)  Poor Dide said tonight that Dad will probably feed her ramen noodles and scrambled eggs all week.  I promised her that I wouldn't feed her eggs at all the week before I leave.

Anyhow, I'm staying at the Radisson.  Here's some info on how to get a room and attend some preconvention stamp camps:

 Radisson Sleeping Room block
215 West South Temple, Salt Lake City UT 84101,
Reservations: 1-800-395-7046 US/Canada Toll-free

Telephone: (801) 531-7500 

When making your 2012 reservations please say
you are with the Late Night Stampers group so you will get your free breakfast box each morning.

One Discounted Room reservation per participant PLEASE.
The room rate is $125 per night which will save you $115 if you stay with us for 5 nights.
you will also continue to receive a FREE box breakfast each morning
(muffin, fruit and yogurt.)

Happy Stamping!