Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Little Bit of Everything Camp Wannastamp!

This card was posted previously on my blog, but I just offered it at my stamp camp and now I am attaching the recipe. I love tone-on-tone cards. They always look so elegant! All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up! The recipe is below! Recipe: Paper: Very Vanilla - 8-1/2 X 5-1/2; Very Vanilla - 3-7/8 X 2-7/8; Very Vanilla - 2-1/4 X 1; Very Vanilla Textured - 3-3/4 X 2-3/4 Stamps: Sincere Salutations (P. 143 of the catalog) Ink: Brocade Blue Miscellaneous: SNAIL Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals; Soft Swirls Texturz Plate; Big Shot Machine; Stamp-a-ma-jig; Rubbing Alcohol

A Little Bit of Everything Camp Wannastamp!

Stamping for Sanity is one of my favorite blogs and I cased this card directly from that blog! What a luscious card! I'm amazed that people can create such beautiful cards like this! As for me, I'll just be happy to copy their amazing creations! This card was stamped by Tina Gorcie and hers turned out so much prettier than mine that I begged her permission to place her card on my blog instead of mine! All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up! The recipe is below. Recipe: Paper: Very Vanilla - 11 X 4-1/4; Chocolate Chip - 5-1/4 X 4; Kraft - 5-1/8 X 3-7/8; Rose Red - 3-7/8 X 1-3/4; Pumpkin Pie - 3-7/8 X 1; Chocolate Chip - 4 X 3; Very Vanilla - 3-1/2 X 2-1/2; Rose Red - 2-1/2 X 2-1/4 Stamps: Greenhouse Garden (P. 94 of the catalog); Embrace Life (P. 104 of the catalog); Sincere Salutations (P. 143 of the catalog) Inks: Pumpkin Pie; Rose Red; Chocolate Chip; Basic Black; Chocolate Chip Marker Miscellaneous: SNAIL Adhesive; Big Shot Machine; Oval Die; Cutter Kit; Paper Piercer with Mat; Stampin' Dimensionals; Stamp-a-ma-jig; Blender Pen; Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die; Antique Brad; Mini Glue Dots; Stampin' Sponges; Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon - 15" long; Scissors; Eyelet Border Punch

A Little Bit of Everything Camp Wannastamp!

If I were sick in bed or suffering from a bo-bo, I'd LOVE to get this cute little card in the mail to perk up my spirits! I cased this from Ilina Crouse's blog, but I added a cute little button that I made myself! Making your own buttons is so much fun because you can make it coordinate with any designer papers or colors you want! Just punch out five circles of card stock, glue them all together, then add the top designer-paper piece, punch out the holes with a Crop-A-Dile, and then add Crystal Effects - looks just like a button! All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up!. The recipe is below. Recipe: Paper: Whisper White - 10-3/4 X 4-1/4 - score at 5-1/2"; Chocolate Chip - 4-1/4 X 1; Chocolate Chip - 4-1/4 X 1/8"; Chocolate Chip scrap; Sending Love Designer Series Paper scrap Stamps: Wellness Wishes (P. 60 of the catalog) Ink: Chocolate Chip Miscellaneous: Scallop Trim Border Punch; SNAIL Adhesive; White Gel Pen; Stamp-a-ma-jig; Brown Watercolor Pencil; Versamarker; Chocolate Chip Wide Grosgrain Ribbon - 15-1/2" long; 1/2" Circle Punch; 2-Way Glue Pen; Crop-A-Dile; Crystal Effects; Linen Thread - 2-1/2" long; Mini Glue Dots

A Little Bit of Everything Camp Wannastamp!

I've always been kind of scared of my Movers & Shapers Big Shot die, but when I saw this card, I just had to try it, so it forced me to use that die - and NOW I LOVE IT! It's way easier to use than I thought and I love all the cool things I can make with it! This is a wedding card that I cased from Splitcoast. All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up! The recipe is below. Recipe: Paper: Whisper White - 11 X 4; scored at 5-1/2" and 8-1/4"; Whisper White - 2-1/4 X 2-1/4; Bride Specialty Paper - 5-1/4 X 4 Stamps: Tiny Tags (P. 28 of the Occasions Mini Catalog) Ink: Basic Black Miscellaneous: SNAIL Adhesive; Dotto Adhesive; Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder; Big Shot; Movers & Shapers Die; Scallop Trim Border Punch; Jewelry Tag Punch; White Satin Ribbon - 15" long; Paper Piercer with Mat; Linen Thread - 5" long; Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die; Stampin' Dimensionals

A Little Bit of Everything Camp Wannastamp!

Love, love, love this card! I copied it from Kimberly Van Diepen's blog! I think this would also make a lovely Easter card! All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up! The recipe is below: Recipe: Paper: Blush Blossom - 11 X 4-1/4; Blush Blossom - 5-1/4 X 4; Whisper White scrap Stamps: Birthday Bliss (P. 71 of the catalog) Inks: Chocolate Chip; Blush Blossom Miscellaneous: Stampin' Dimensionals; Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder; Big Shot; White Organza Ribbon - 17-1/2" long; Scissors; Linen Thread - 5" long; 1/16" Hole Punch; Wide Oval Punch; Paper Snips

A Little Bit of Everything Camp Wannastamp!

Chrystyna Bryndzia took the wedding card I offered at the camp and changed it a bit to make it pink! We just thought you might like to see it! Isn't it cute? All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Cathy Vogel's Candy Wrapper Swap!

This is Cathy Vogel's candy wrapper swap! Sorry, Cathy, I accidentally deleted this picture in the lineup below and couldn't figure out how to tuck it back in, so you get your own post!

Stampin' with My Sealy Gals!

On Saturday, I drove to Sealy and spent the afternoon stamping with my recruits who live in Sealy! We met at Melinda Schiller's house (it's like a romantic cabin, really!) and we each brought a card for everyone to stamp! I thoroughly enjoyed myself and it felt really good to get together with them! We decided we'd do this at least twice a year! Above is Melinda Schiller, Brenda Janak, and Melody Anderson. Thanks for a great time, guys, and all the cute cards I came home with!

Stampers' Night Out and Candy Wrapper Swap!

On Thursday night, we all met up at Los Cucos to enjoy Mexican food and an evening of stampin' talk! We also engaged in a candy wrapper swap! I had an absolute blast! The food was wonderful, but the company was even better! If you'd like to join The TOPICS!, we wish you would! We have so much fun and we do lots of things together! Our group ROCKS!
Above is Anita Konvicka, Amy Hansen, Holly Thompson, and Faye Wilson. Above is Jan Spencer, Vicki Myford, and Tere Crowcroft.
Above is Carolyn Gray, Dorothy Erdely, and Cathy Vogel.
Above is Cathy Vogel and Tracy Fraser.
Above is Danielle Adams with her daughter, Victoria.
Above is Danielle Adams and Gail Mikeska.
Above is Faye Wilson.
Above is Tracy Fraser, me, and Mary Presley.
The above swap is Gail Mikeska's.
Sorry, I don't know whose swap this is!
The above swap is Amy Hansen's, who's only been a demonstrator for two weeks! Awesome!
The above swap is Joy Hancock's.
The above swap is Tracy Fraser's.
The above swap is Carolyn Gray's! This is the Stampin' Up! Flower Folds die wrapped around to look like a bunny! There's a little Hershey's nugget inside!
Uh-oh! Don't know who this belongs to! It might be Holly Thompson's.
The above is Heather Agnew's swap.
I believe the above is Tere Crowcroft's swap! If I'm wrong, please forgive me!
The above is Faye Wilson's swap.
The above is Dorothy Erdely's swap! It's made using the Scallop Circle Die!
The above is Pam D'Urso's swap - my sister!
The above is Jan Spencer's and Vicki Myford's swap. They worked on it together!
I had a SUPER night, guys! Let's do it again soon!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day Treats!

I made these up real quick yesterday afternoon so I could have them sitting at each person's place at the table this morning! Forget the chocolate, I COULD EAT THAT DESIGNER PAPER! I thought they turned out so cute!

My Mom Turned 80!

My mom and my sister Pam!
My nieces, nephew, Aunt Edie, husband, and kids were seated at this end of the table! My mom and dad, brothers, cousin, and sisters-in-law were seated at this end of the table. My mom and dad!
My Aunt Edie, who is 87!
My brothers!
On February 6th, we headed to San Antonio to have lunch with my mom, who turned 80! What a fabulous and amazing thing to celebrate! I'm amazed at how well my mom is doing and how good she looks! I'm just hoping I got those good genes! My dad's sister (my Aunt Edie), who is 87, was able to join us, too! After lunch, we headed over to my brother's house where we spent the afternoon visiting and enjoying some wonderful desserts that my sister-in-law made! What a happy day! I felt really blessed to be able to celebrate an 80th birthday with my mom!

Our Valentine's Day Celebration!

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! Last night the whole family enjoyed a nice meal at the Cheesecake Factory in Sugar Land. I had such a good time and I thoroughly enjoyed having the kids with us (because they normally won't be seen in public with us - horrors!)! We laughed and ate and laughed and ate and I came home sick, so that means everything was wonderful! Take a look at that dessert - it's a Snicker's Bar Cheesecake and it was dee-lish! I'm happy to say that I have a happy heart (I think there's a stamp that says something like that) and I hope you have a happy heart, too!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Three for Free Valentine's Day Cards!

I had a Three for Free event last Thursday where my customers could stop by and make three Valentine's Day cards for free! We had a blast and these are the three cards we made! All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up!

More Valentine's Day Card Samples!

Many of you requested that I post these samples on my blog, so here they are! Some were taken from other demonstrators' blogs, some were taken from Stampin' Connection, some were swaps given to me by my friend Michele Smith, and the sweet little polka-dotted heart was taken from my sister! Enjoy the samples!