Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Handmade Gifts

Gifts Galore is almost here!  I have 2 extra spots I need to fill, so if you missed the deadline or have changed your mind and want to come, please contact me today!

Gifts Galore

gg reminder This Saturday, October 3rd!

10am – 6pm

Catered Lunch – Snacks – Tons of Fun

Click HERE for more details!

Friday, September 25, 2009

September Scrapbook Class

Scrapbook class this Sunday at 7pm.  Come and make a great fall themed layout.  Below is a sneak peek of the layout.

P1070910 copy

You’ll get a chance to play around with the Big Shot to make this layout.

Sunday, September 27th

5pm – 7pm

$5.00 Supply Fee

Place a Stampin’ Up! catalog order for $30 or more and the class is free!

RSVP By Tomorrow (need to prep supplies)

Please contact me if you have any questions. 

I’ll be posting more card samples soon. I’ve been camping all week and haven’t been able to play in my stamp room!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Quick My Digital Studio Layout

I took my daughter to horseback riding lessons this morning and took a couple of pictures of her riding.  While I was waiting I made up this scrapbook page.

Can you believe it?  I made this one from scratch and couldn’t believe how easy it was and how fast it came together.

In fact I’m writing this post as she’s finishing up.  So that’s from taking pictures, to creating the page, to posting it to my blog in under 2 hours!

I’m lovin’ this program!

Megan & Horses-001

Monday, September 14, 2009

My Digital Studio

I finally had a chance to sit down and mess with my “My Digital Studio”.  It is awesome.  I was able to make up about 11 or 12 pages in less than and hour.  I used one of their templates instead of creating it from scratch and it was simple, simple, simple!  I basically dragged and dropped pictures and changed some of the wording and added titles, that was it.

Here is a sample of the album I’m working on.  Don’t pay attention to the photo, it really needs some touch up!

Texas Trip-002

I have never done any digital scrapbooking what so ever.  So, if I can do this, anyone can!  I might actually get an album finished. 

Here are a couple more pages.  And remember the photos need some work. :0)

 Texas Trip-003

This is the opposite page for the one above.

Texas Trip-004

Now, I’m a very tactile person and love to embellish!  I didn’t think I would like digital scrapbooking until I saw the finished project.  All I have to say is WOW.  When you have them printed and in an album, they are anything put “flat” looking.  The embellishments seem to jump off the page.  Not only can you print and bind your album, you can make an online one too.  With the online one you can add narration and music, whatever you want.

Arrghh, I can’t wait till I have the time to really play with it!!!

My Digital Studio will be available to the public on October 1st.  Call me today and place your order and I’ll make sure to send in your order first thing, Oct. 1st.

I will also be starting a monthly Digital Scrapbooking class at the end of October.  October 26th at 10am will be the first class.  So purchase your copy, load it on your laptop and bring it to my house for some digital fun!

Contact me for more information or join my MeetUp group and reserve your spot today!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Gifts Galore – Want a sneak peek?


You can “Pay Now” at the top right of this blog!

There are only 80 seats, and 10 demonstrators advertizing this event, don’t delay, get your ticket now!

No reservations will be accepted after September 15th

Click here for more details

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Rubber Round-up – Yee Haw!!!

This Saturday is Rubber Round-up, your chance to get a great deal on retired stamps sets.  A lot of which are brand new!


Don’t let these perfectly good sets, go to waste sitting on the beach!  Take them home and make them work for you.

Click here for more details.   Leave me a comment on my blog if you think you might come to the sale.

Directions (click on map for details):

Map picture

Contact me if you have any questions.

Thanks for looking.


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Will Wednesday Ever Get Here?!?

My Digital Studio from Stampin’ Up! arrives on Wednesday.  Come on Mr. Brown! I hope he’s early.

Please Mister Postman, is there a letter, a letter for me…

Since I don’t have my copy yet, I’ve been scouring the web to see if anyone else has gotten theirs.  And I found someone!  Here is a page Angie made.  You can click on the picture to go to her blog, it’s great.  I’ve been known to stalk it often!


I love it.  It’s so clean and simple, but eye catching.

This one is from Nicole’s blog.  She did this one from scratch in minutes! Click the picture to go to her blog.


The waiting is driving me crazy! 

My Digital Studio is available to the public on October 1st!  If you sign-up to be a demonstrator  you can pre-order a copy today and through the end of September.  And be part of a great team!

Starting October 26th I will be holding a month digital scrapbooking class.  Go to my digital scrapbooking Meetup page for more info and to sign-up.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Home Decor Elements

Ok, I have to admit, I’ve had a basic draft of this post for at least 2 months!  I started it and then kept finding other things to post.

I’ve played with the Stampin’ Up!’s Home Decor Elements off and on this year and every time I try something new, I like them more.  The hard part is tearing my self away from stamping to experiment! 

For those of you who don’t know what Decor Elements are. Let me tell you about them!  They are vinyl images that you can put on just about any smooth surface.  Walls, windows, laptops, school lockers, you name it!  Great for decorating dorms, apartments or rental homes.  You can put them directly on the wall and it won’t damage paint or wall when you remove them, and they are easy to remove!

Here are just a few things I’ve done.  I will be posting more in the future.  Hopefully not too far into the future.  Especially since my copy of My Digital Study arrives this coming Wednesday!



This is an inexpensive plate from my “favorite place” – blue and yellow building….that I put last years Decor Element, Level 1 hostess gift on.  It was a breeze!  You can wash the plate with soap and water but I wouldn’t run it through the dishwasher.  I did and part of the flower came off.  It’s great as a decorative plate, or cute snack plate, it would also make a wonderful inexpensive gift with cookies or some other treat on it.




This is a picture of my daughters head & foot board.  I found this bed frame at a garage sale for $20.  It was just a plain natural pine frame.  We painted it and then when the Decor Elements first came out I bought two different sets (butterflies & flowers) and put them on her bed.  I think it came out really cute.  It was so easy my daughter was even able to help a little.  She was 6 at the time.



As a demonstrator I’m able to buy some items in bulk to help put on classes and such.  Or in this case decorate a few things in my stamp room!  I love these Rose Red & Chocolate Chip flowers.  I separated out my Felt Fusion flowers (say that 3 times fast) and put then in bottles so they were easy to get to and visible so I wouldn’t forget to use them.  Not that I have so much stuff that I would forget…. :0)



This is a candle holder that I made for a class I was doing.  It could also be a vase.  I used the Decor Elements flowers like the ones above.  Then used some silver wire from Stampin’ UP!’s Wire Works.  Which they no longer sell,  :0( Add ribbon and Pretties beads and I had a great gift for under $3!

I have a lot more ideas for our great Decor Elements, like actually putting them on the wall!  So check back soon to see what I’ve come up with! 

To see the complete line of Home Decor Elements click the catalog on the right, toward the top of the page.