Aug 31, 2008

Happy Labor Day!

Another card....another friend. This fun rose (high up on my wish list) is from one of my favorite people, Susan. Love the colors.
The picture is from the first day of high school (sun is just coming up when the bus is coming) - I photoshoped it a bit to give her a glow, but she was excited, so some of the glow is natural! If you don't have Photoshop Elements - I would recommend giving it a whirl - there is so much that you can do with it.

Aug 29, 2008

Love my stampin friends....

Here are two gorgeous samples, the top one by Theresa and the bottom by Susan.
Don't they just make you want to go stamp????

Aug 28, 2008


A recipe for fun??

Last night was Punch Class Three! It was a lot of fun (and a bit of a late night!). There are endless possibilities that you can create with the many Stampin' Up! punches. The ladies left last night with over 25 ways to use the different shapes.

Here is just a brief snapshot of the night.....

At a class, we often often focus on the techniques to build your stamping/scrapbooking skills. Instead of leaving with a finished project, we did four sheets of punch techniques. These can be put in sleeve protectors and used for future reference while stamping.

Here is the mess that is still downstairs (one room, I have gotten the other table put back together!). I will be sending out an email later today to those of you on my list. Gotta get to it before heading to the golf course.

Aug 21, 2008

Last of the camp samples....

not that we made, but all I am going to post - life is picking up pace at a breakneck speed again and I am ready to be done with August camp - really I am ok to be done with August. Labor day anyone??
I need to put finishing touches on my swaps - lunchin' with my stampin friends tomorrow for some trading and some playing with the Big Shot - can't wait!
I am also figuring what to keep and what to lose as part of the punch 3 class - there are far too many things that we could do - look for a punch four class in early January!
We have seen the Holiday mini - and I need to see how to fit it all into my class schedule. If I can get that done, then I will try to send an email today. The mini is fabulous - unlike any we have had before. There will be a Try It club for just the mini - I will announce it mid-Sept and would like to order it Oct 1 - so keep watching! The Try It Clubs from the new catalog have all been totally filled now!

Aug 20, 2008

Old Stamp - New Paper!

Another camp sample - demonstrators can pre-order limited new supplies when we have new catalogs come out. This year the only paper we could get was Bella Rose - and it is a very pretty one. Camp focused on new stamps and new colors. While using this paper I wanted to choose a set that really takes advantage of the patterns, making Pick a Petal a great choice. Of course, the new scallop border was used - once for the scallop and once for the faux rick rack!

Aug 19, 2008


I hopped over to my facebook just to have a 'quick' look and found a completely addicting fun thing. You plug in the names of who you want a collage with and it searches from the pictures that have been tagged with those names.

I did some of just me, some of Serg and I, some of Ris and I and some of the three of us. I just kept hitting 'retry' and it would come up with a new configuration.

Plus, it let me save them (some were very odd, those I didn't keep) - can't you just envision the scrapbooking opportunities?

It was a bit like having your life flash before your eyes!

August Camp Project Number 2!

We did 6 projects at camp Sat/Monday - here is the second.

It was fun using new colors (we watercolored with the refills - Tangerine, Kiwi and Baja Blue)
The Tangerine is a great 'happy' color - don't ya think?

Aug 17, 2008

Camp Cards!

Tomorrow morning finishes up this month's camp - check back on this space over the week to see the projects that we made. This easy Christmas card uses a new hostess set - it was inspired by a sample I saw on the Stampin' Up! website.

Other than camp and three golf matches - this week I will be playing office catch up - getting everything back in order after a wonderful summer!

Aug 14, 2008

Fall Class Schedule

can now be viewed online here.

Off to a golf match (hopefully the rain is leaving!). I will try to send an email tomorrow - as well as answer emails/phone calls that I got today.... the day has slipped away with errands, etc and I need to get out the door!

Aug 12, 2008

Debut Week

Today's Debut week special gives you an even greater savings on the Never Before Seen special that Stampin' Up! is currently running.

The catalog is now online if you want to look at it there - - and you can download the sale flyer from there to see it full size.

Today's sample is one of the projects we will be making at Camp this Sat/Monday.

Aug 11, 2008

new stamps, new savings!

Today the new Stampin' Up! catalog special begins - watch this space TOMORROW for a way to save even MORE than the 15%!

Debut Week is Here!

Debut week is here - if you are not on my email list, but live in the Indianapolis area and are interested in getting your very own copy of the new Stampin' Up! catalog - you can contact me (244-9228) for details.

I have a lot of retired merchandise that I will be selling on Wednesday. After camp this week, I will be listing what is left on this website - prices are deeply discounted!
The Try It Clubs are filling very quickly (scroll down a post or two to see the details) - here is a page from the new catalog with some of the items you can 'try' in the clubs.

Finally, here is one of the two make-n-takes that is ready for Wednesday. Can't wait, hope to see you here!

Aug 9, 2008

Show + Tell - literally:)

I have been so busy lately that I have not had time to create anything at all. {I did start working on my swaps for my swap group last night while watching the Opening Ceremonies of the games}

So, in lieu of anything that is mine to show - I 'borrowed' these pictures from an 'old' friend (in the sense ONLY that we have known each other for over 20 years....:)). Here we are at her home - she was hosting a bridal shower for me (an obivous reason to need shoulder pads in my shirt:))
Paula began a blog earlier this year, and I have LOVED reading it. She recently re-did her office and creative space - in it's first life it was the laundry. Isn't it just fabulous??? I will let Paula's work inspire you for now - hop on over to her blog and see all the detail in her office - she recently began working on a fabric line - Karisa would say that is "uber cool"!
Her site is called Show + Tell While there you can see some of her amazing interior design work.
And just so my swap girls know that I have at least started....... here are these......

And, here is the end of summer proof - last week of summer before Karisa starts High School and my niece Makenzie begins kindergarten. They grow up so quickly! We had a great day at the zoo. Wouldn't you love this weather to stay?!

Aug 6, 2008

New Catalog Try It Clubs -clubs are all filled

Several years ago I began offering Try It Clubs when the new catalog came out - it has become a tradition with the release of every Catalog and Mini Catalog - giving all of you an inexpensive alternative and the chance to "try it" all before you buy it!

Join the Team!

Starting next week, Stampin' Up! is having a fabulous promotion - you can sign up to be a demonstrator for just $99 - that low price gets you all you need to be part of my team!!
Watch my emails and this space for more details.
Catalog debut is next week - as is New Catalog camp.....I will have some great Try It clubs posted any day now....
For this week, I will be watching this team - and yes, it is dark at 6:30 am in summertime in Indiana!

Aug 3, 2008

We're Home!

We had a fabulous time in Tennesse and are home now. One last week of summer filled with with golf, freshman orientation, school supply shopping and quite a bit *more* golf.
I will try to send one update during the week - we will see how that goes -then August 11th, life returns to some sort of normal!