Monday, June 4, 2012

Sending our June hostesses some love!

I have some very exciting news to share with you! Between June 1 and July 31, 2012 hostesses who hold a minimum $450 workshop will receive an additional $50 in hostess FREE merchandise dollars--that's in addition to the $65 they already receive for a $450 workshop!

I am booking workshops now! Call me or email me to get your workshop scheduled. I would also like to take this opportunity to introduce a Workshop in a Basket. This is great for those hostesses that need more time than a regular workshop.

How it works: I'll loan you a basket filled with sample cards, a fun and easy make-n-take that you can create with little fuss, catalogs and order forms. 

Take a few days to do a few make-n-takes with family, friends and co-workers. We will set a complete by date for you. You will be delighted with our generous Hostess Program. You can earn all the Stamps and Scrapbook supplies you want!

Call me today to get it scheduled!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, April 16, 2012

The SU Retired list has arrived

It is that time of year when Stampin' Up! announces all of the retiring stamp sets. This year this list is much longer as they are changing the new catalog a bit and they are bringing in some new & fresh stamps! I can't wait :)

Some Details:
  • You can download the list HERE
  • These products are only available while they last or until May 31st, 2012
  • You can order from my online store HERE, call me and place an order, or host a workshop and get some of these products before they disappear forever!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

New My Digital Studio Releases

There are several new releases in MDS today and oh my goodness I just have to share the cutest stamp set! I just love it! It will make a great stamp set for girls night out invites, bridal showers, or birthdays!! I am excited (can ya tell???)

Here are the rest of the releases for today! You can download any of them off my website HERE. You can also get great inspiration from the project forum! Click the link for a new world :) 

If you would like to order any of these products please visit my online store HERE, email me, call me, or host a girls night out! I am just itchin to create that invite!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Birch Bay 15K Road Race

Well, as I sit here typing this post I find myself getting more and more upset. I am realizing that you really can't take a break from exercise and expect your results be like they were 2 years ago when you were training every day.

I find I am asking myself, Why did you stop working out regularly? Why are you letting yourself get back into a lazy state? You were sponsored for cryin' out loud! and now you're running a 12 minute mile! Why did you stop walking your dog every day? etc...

I am saddened that I let myself fall back into out habits. I am not anywhere near a fit person at this stage. It's amazing how many excuses I used:
  • Work was too busy so I couldn't get away
  • Oh man, I didn't get off work until 7:00 so I can't work out now. I won't have any downtime
  • It's the weekend so I should spend the time with my family or in my craft room.
  • I am tired or have a headache and working out will make it worse.
That all ends today, here is the reset button. This is my first race of the season and I am determined to get faster and back to my in shape self. For every hour I want to sit and watch TV, work in my craft room, or just be plain lazy I must exercise 15-20 minutes. No more excuses. As my son would say Suck It Mom!

Here is Jett and I at the start of our race. He was pulling me down that hill saying why are we going so slow???

Here we are at mile 9, can you see the difference? Man oh man I have a lot of work to do!

Thanks for letting me vent today, as the name of the name suggests this was supposed to be a running journey and my craft blog. I am planning on getting much more variety on this blog in 2012 so I hope you enjoy my journey!

Have a wonderful week and smile often you never know who needs it!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Summer Smooches!

Summer Smooches is our April promotion. For the first time our customers are able to pre-order sneek peak new products that will be in the new 2012-2013 catalog! The colors are bright and cheery and I am so excited to get my hands on some more!!!

Sales period: April 1-30, 2012. You won't be able to order these fabulous products until the New Idea Book and Catalog comes out in June!


Bright Blossoms Wood-Mount Set

Bright Blossoms Clear-Mount Set

Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper

Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon

Summer Smooches Designer Fabric

Summer Smooches Fabric Designer Brads*

Summer Smooches D├ęcor Stencil*

Petite Purse Bigz L Die

Summer Smooches Photobook Template

Summer Smooches Digital Kit

 *Exclusive to the Summer Smooches Special Offer; will not be available in the 2012-2013 catalog

Product Details:
  • Designer Series Paper coordinating colors: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry.
  • Designer Fabric coordinating colors: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango.
  • Fabric Designer Brads: 24 pieces, 8 ea. of 3 designs.
  • Summer Smooches Photobook Template and Digital Kit are My Digital Studio downloads.

If you would like to order any of these products please visit my online store HERE, email me, call me, or host a girls night out!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Abby!

My beautiful niece turned 10 this past weekend and I am so happy that I got to spend it with her. It is her first birthday that I was able to help with! She has always lived too far away but she is now 20 minutes from me and I couldn't be happier!

She decided she wanted a summer surfin theme. I think it was in hopes of bringing some sunshine to Western Washington and I am happy to report that it worked! The sun came out for the day and we were able to enjoy it! The kids also created a mini surfboard as their take home project. We picked up some foam boards and let the kids design them.

Here are a few photos of the party. I will say that the older she gets the less she likes my camera in her face. She used to love it.

I created her birthday invitations in My Digital Studio, printed them onto Whisper White card stock and then adhered it to Pool Party and Early Espresso. Those were the colors she wanted! I also printed the envelope with the surfboards to keep the theme going!

Then I started the task of creating her "real" surfboards for the decorations! Oh my goodness let me tell you have thankful I am for my husband! He cut out all the surfboards for me and he let me invade his "office" for the week so I could get the surfboards completed.

My son and his girlfriend helped me with the wave surfboard and were pretty proud of their work.

Here are few more photos of the fun party favorites that I created for the kids:

It was so much fun to help her celebrate her birthday and so much work! Whew, I needed a really long nap after that week.

If you would like the full directions for any of the super fun projects please leave me a comment and I will email them to you!

Also be sure to check out my online store HERE to get on the fantastic Sale-A-Bration promotion going on now. This promotion ends on March 31st so don't miss out!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Happy Birthday! Who doesn't love cupcakes?

This card is such a bright card. I love the colors together so much! This card would be great to receive at any age. Plus you get to color with glitter and sharpies! who doesn't love that? This is another project that we taught at our Spring Stamp Camp. If you missed out on this camp don't worry we will host another one in the Fall to get you ready for the holidays. Crazy to think about Fall when our area seems to think it is still Winter and not Sspring! Any who...This is the perfect card to make me want to think Summer is just around the corner!!!

 Don't you just love the fold? It is perfect for a great message as well as a gift card. I offer Stampin' Up! gift cards so if you are in search of a perfect gift I think you have found it :)

Stamp Set:
Easy Events
Crazy for Cupcakes
Basic Black Craft Ink
Melon Mambo Stampin Write Marker
Pink Pirouette Stampin Write Marker
Rose or Pink Colored sharpies
Itty Bitty Punch Pack (small flower)
Pink Pirouette Card Stock
Old Olice Card Stock
Melon Mambo Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Brights Patterns DSP Stack
Big Shot
Scallop Square Duo Bigz Die
Bone Folder
Iridescent Ice Emboss Powder
Glue Pen

If you would like the full directions please leave me a comment and I will email them to you!

Also be sure to check out my online store HERE to get on the fantastic Sale-A-Bration promotion going on now.