Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Occasions Mini

Good Morning!

Today starts the Occasions Mini catalog promotion. From April 1st thru June 30th you can purchase from the Occasions Mini catalog. There are some great products and some great promotions during this time. One promotion is when you purchase $40 in products from the Occasions Mini, or host a workshop totaling $150 or more, you’ll get one item from the "Under $10" page (p. 208) in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog—FREE! This promotion is good from April 1st thru April 30th.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Introducing my gal B!

Hello Everyone!

We're home...yay! I've got a very healthy girl. I'm so very thankful that all went well and we are all doing great. Thank you to everyone who said prayers and thought of us. I can not tell you how grateful I am for them. Here are a few pictures of the new family.

Baby B
The whole family

Daddy being goofy

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tomorrow's the big day!

Well tomorrow is the big day. I'm very excited. Anxious to see what I'm having, praying everything goes well and the baby is healthy. As soon as I have a moment I will post pictures.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Another Congratulations

Here's a card my mom asked me to make for a friend that is retiring. She likes sentiments on the inside and I was able to accommodate her with the Congratulations set from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. I very much like the color combination on this one.

Monday, March 23, 2009


Here are a couple of matchboxes that I did for the Make and Take on Saturday. The small peanut butter eggs fit perfectly in them. I love the die for the matchbox. Its really easy to put together and Patty has a wonderful solution that she got from a fellow demonstrator on how not to waste your 12 x 12 paper.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Hostess Club Make and Take

Good Morning!

Here are some pics of the Hostess Club Make and Take. And yes, I almost forgot to take pictures like usual. Thank you Emily for mentioning a camera. The ladies also made the matchbox using the new matchbox die. I'll post a picture of that later this week.

Emily and Lacey

Kathy and Sara

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Hello Lover....

Heh...I thought it was a funny title, especially if you are a Sex and the City fan. If not, you'll have no idea what I talking about. Anyway, its what I thought of when I thought about posting about my NEW CAR!!!!! (when I just typed that, the announcer from the Price is Right's voice was what I heard) I'm in a goofy mood. Which is a nice change. Things have been super hectic around here as most of you can imagine. I'm ready for some joy and lightness.

We decided that my teeny tiny Saturn was not going to cut it with two children and realized that we needed something a little bigger. Its taken us about a week to get everything ironed out, but sometime today we will be picking up my new Honda Pilot. I feel so special. I've never had a car this nice. Its such a mom car, but a cool one. According to my nephew it's cool, so I guess I'm good. Plus heh, I'm a mom and very proud of it.

Today's my Hostess Club Make and Take. I'm going to try very hard to take pictures. I always forget and realize it when everyone is leaving.

Have a great Saturday!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hello there....

Sorry I haven't posted in almost a week. Been kind of busy getting last minute baby things ready. Plus, I'm totally pooped. I will be missing in action for a little while after the baby arrives. So, I'm just preparing you all for the inevitable. I won't completely fall off the face of the earth, but posting to my blog is going to fall way down on my priority list. I remember all to well how tired I was with my daughter and sleep was all I wanted to do. Maybe it will be different this time....hah! Who am I kidding?!

Anyway, I do have some pics of some projects I've been working on to sell. If any of you are interested in purchasing any of them, just let me know.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Butterflies for my mom

So my mom is a fan of butterflies. She has been as long as I can remember. She really doesn't want anything anymore for her birthday except Starbucks gift cards, which I can totally understand. She does so much for me, I wanted to give her something more.

I came across this idea for a specimen shadow box in one of my card magazines. I'm very sure many of you have seen this idea before and its a great one. I thought she would love it and she did. I used my Big Shot Butterfly die to cut out the butterflies. This really could not have been an easier project. The background paper is 12x12, so no cutting there and there is no stamping on this project. The hardest thing was deciding which paper to use and what layout to do the butterflies in.

I used the DSP that is in the new Occasions Mini (available April 1). The background is the Patterns DSP in Baha Breeze.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Wild Olive Tees

Okay....got another one for you. Check this site out. Found it over at The Pioneer Woman's blog. These ladies were guests at the Bakerella event at Pioneer Woman's house. Awesome tees! I'll definitely be getting one or maybe two after the baby arrives.

For those Bakerella Fans

Pioneer Woman had Bakerella at her home earlier this week. Check out her blog for some great pics.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Shane!

Today is my husband's birthday. He's old....a whole 5 months to the day older than me. He's very low maintenance when it comes to birthdays. He usually just wants to sit around. No going to the movies or out to a nice restaurant. Which I wouldn't mind at all if he wanted to, its what I like to do. So we are going to just hang out. We did celebrate on Sunday my mom's and his together. Her birthday was yesterday. So, anyway....Happy Birthday Shane! Here's the card I made him. He actually commented on how nice it was...something he does, but not with as much enthusiasm as he did this morning.

I used the retired in color River Rock (you could definitely use Kraft or Sahara Sand) with Brilliant Blue and Chocolate Chip. I also used my textured plate, large polka dot on the Brilliant Blue. Simple, but I love the color combo.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Big Sister T-shirt

I just received my gal S's big sister T-shirt today in the mail. Oh my gosh! Can you say cute!? I've been wanting to get one for her to wear at the hospital and I wasn't having any luck with the stores locally. So I turned to the web. I found this great store called Welcomebaby.com. You can customize T-shirts, onesies, bags, etc....And its not that expensive, especially when you compare them to the children boutiques. I was able to select hair color, type, eye color, skin color and what color I wanted for the name and bows....not to mention the gender. I plan on ordering a onesie for the baby after it arrives.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Good Morning Sunshine Frame

Here's a frame that I received as a Bunco prize when I subbed for my friend Jennie's Bunco last month. She did an awesome job. She used the Good Morning Sunshine DSP. She made several different ones and it was hard to choose which one I wanted.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

More Sale-A-Bration Cards

I wanted to try something different last night. So I made a few cards using nothing but one color on each card. I have to say, I really like this. The Bashful Blue is my favorite. Not necessarily the color, but I like the stamp set and the layout. I'm sure I could have added more texture to the Certainly Celery card using the textured plates, but I didn't think about it until after I was finished. I'll probably make more and do that when I do. All of these cards are made with the Sale-A-Bration stamps, DSP and Ribbon Bundle with the exception of the Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Celebrate You

Here's a card I made in celebration of all the celebrations we will be having this month. I've been wanting to make a card using these dimensions 6 5/8" x 3 3/4", well at least I think those are the dimensions. I also used the Pink Flamingo DSP...fun, fun colors. I think I might do something along these lines for the Hostess Club Make and Take. What do you think ladies?

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Occasions Mini Catalog Sneak Peek Easter Stamp Sets

Stampin' Up! is offering a customer sneak peek on the Easter Stamp Sets available in the Occasions Mini Catalog starting today, March 1st. The rest of the catalog will be available on April 1st. Below are the prices and item numbers as well as the stamped images. Head over to my online store and you can purchase these today! Remember Sale-A-Bration is still in full swing and you can take advantage of those items as well with a $50 purchase of the sneak peek items below. Let me know if you have any questions.

113196 An Egg-cellent Easter $21.95
113262 Wagon Full of Fun $34.95
113822 Eight Great Greetings $27.95
115421 Ocho saludos geniales (Spanish Eight Great Greetings) $27.95
114643 Huit souhaits sympas (French Eight Great Greetings) $27.95
113833 Egg Hunt Stampin' Around wheel $6.50

An Egg-Cellent Easter
Wagon Full of Fun Eight Great Greetings
Egg Hunt Stampin' Around Wheel