Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Nothing Alive

I know it's a weird title but believe it or not that was a Challenge posted by a fellow demonstrator. I love when I see an interesting Challenge like this and am anxious to see what what gets posted. The Challenge was to make a card without using any images or representations of anything living (no flowers, trees, butterflies etc). Since that eliminated a great deal of my stamp sets I decided I would try a card without any image at all! Now THAT'S a challenge. What did I come up with? Shaving cream! Have you tried this technique? It's very easy and not nearly as messy as you might think.

The base card stock is Pacific Point embossed with then Framed Tulips Embossing Folder. The white is mounted on Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink. The swirl pattern used Pacific, Celery, Pink and Perfect Plum reinkers. How would you have met this Challenge, I'd love to hear!


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Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I received my first Blog Award today!  I received this Stylish Blogger Award from Kathryn Ricks who is a fellow WaterCooler Llama (a crazy fun group of fellow demonstrators).

Please take a minute or two to check out Kath's blog where she showcases her amazing work!  When you are the recipient of this award you must do 3 things.  First, you must thank the person who gave it to you and link back to their blog ~ done!  Second you must share 8 things about yourself so here goes...
1- I was just promoted to Senior Supervisor with Stampin' Up! last month and I am so excited.  That was my goal after last year's Convention.
2- I have the most adorable kids in the world.  Don't believe me?  Think I'm biased?  See for yourself.
3- I am a lefty.
4- I'm a bit OCD when it comes to organization.  Everything in my house has one place where it belongs. Apparently my children did not inherit this trait.  ;)
5- I am a NY Yankees fan.
6- I am a chocoholic and I am proud of it!  A moderately-sized chocolate treat can fix most anything.
7- Despite having lived most of my life in Upstate NY, I do not like winter. 
8- I start every morning with a cup (or two or sometimes three) of coffee.  It seems to be the only way to keep up with the energy level of the rest of my household.

And now I must pass this award on to worthy recipients.  I have chosen the following blogs and hope you will visit them as well.
 Stamp with Chris  - my adopted upline and wonderful friend
Doodlers, Ink - my downline, Carolyn
There's Glitter on the Dogs
Thank you for visiting my blog.  Now, go create!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring is Blossoming

I think it's finally coming! The temperatures look to be in the 50s all week with lots of rain. That seems like a Rochester spring to me. Spring is also blossoming at Stampin' Up! and they are celebrating by offering a sneak peek at the new catalog. During the month of April when you spend $20 on Stampin' Up! products, you are eligible to purchase the Four Frames Stamp Set and the Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper. Both of these items will be in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog but don't wait because after April 30, these items won't be available again until July. Click here for more details on how to order.
Last Friday my Club ladies made two great spring projects. The first one was an adorable little treat box that I got from fellow demonstrator Beth McAlexander's blog. It is the perfect size Box for leaving a little Easter treat for someone special.

Once we filled our little boxes with the M&Ms, we couldn't leave any the extras just sitting there so we gobbled up the rest and started on project #2. This card used a technique called Quilting that I first saw Becky Roberts do. The Springtime Vintage DSP just fit so beautifully with this technique and my gals loved how easy it was. They even started brainstorming all the other Embossing Folders they could use to create great quilted designs.

Are you like many in my classes and Clubs who struggle to make a 'perfect' bow or knot? You are definitely not alone and due to the overwhelming appeals, I will be offering a nuts and bolts class called Knots & Bows! This class will cover several different knot and bow styles in a hands-on learning environment. In addition, I will also teach you how to dye our ribbon to match any Stampin' Up! color. The class will be held on Sunday, May 1 at 2pm. The class fee is only $8 and includes an entire roll of beautiful organza ribbon but you must register and prepay before Easter to ensure your ribbon is here.
Did you know I teach private stamp classes? They are a great alternative to the traditional workshop for repeat hostesses and friends that want an excuse to get together and stamp on a monthly basis. Contact me to book your class today!


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