Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cup Full of Yummy

Boy... do the holidays keep ya busy. I have been very busy creating but no time for blogging :(

Today I want to show you a little gift that I gave to my one and only down line member, Val. It is a little coffee cup with a gift card and chocolates inside. Cute idea I thought. You can find the template for the cup here.

We also had our annual "Crazy Stamping Ladies" Christmas party and secret sister reveal. I can't wait to show you all the projects I made though out the year, so watch out for that.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you all enjoying the holiday season.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Fabric Hair Accessories

I have 2 little girls and they love wearing hair do-da's. I don't know why it has taken me so long to figure out that I can make my own with Stampin Up's fabulous fabric and ribbon. Here are a few accessories that I made. Very fun, easy and great for Christmas gifts.

These flower barrettes are made using satin ribbon. You can find directions how to make these here.

These are cute little pony tail holders using little scrapes of ripped fabric and ribbon. All you have to do is bunch them up and tie them around a pony tail rubber band.

These are barrettes made with the circle die cut.

Lastly is a flower head band made with the Fancy Flower Fold die cut. My little LoLo is wearing it.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a FABULOUS day!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Christmas Workshop Fun

Last night was my monthly workshop. We are focusing on Christmas. I told my group that last night was going to be my last workshop and I was not going to have anymore monthly get togethers. I think everyone in the room simultaneously said "NNNNOOOOO... YOU CAN'T!!!!". I calmed them all down by letting them know that I was only playing a little joke on them... it was a good laugh.

Here are the fun projects.

Cute little gift tags

Gift card holder

Gift card holder opened

Snowflake gift bag with a little bling

Bag detail of snowflake embossing folder
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a FABULOUS day!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Journal for Lily

My cousins 15 year old daughter Lily, who we just call her my niece because we all all so close, was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkins Lymphoma. The family as really pulled together to give her all the support she needs to get her though the tough months ahead. In keeping with the philosophy of my late mother-in-law that it is very important to write everything down while undergoing treatments, I thought it appropriate to make her a special journal that she can do just that. I thought it turned out pretty cute and wanted to share it with you all.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a FABULOUS day!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Halloween Boxy Bags

Thank you for stopping by today. I have been busy working hard on my secret stamping sister gift this week. Since I can't show it to you at this time, I can show you what I did last year. I found a cute little template called "boxy bags" and decorated them as a few of my favorite Halloween characters. I found inspiration for the faces of the characters in various places around the blogosphere. I have a cello bag filled with M&M's in each one.

Sorry some of the pictures are a little blurry.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a great day.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

STYC blog Hop

The Crazy Stamping Ladies held our semi-annual Stamp Till You Cramp customer event on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Boys and Girls Club in Thousand Oaks, CA.

Our participants enjoyed a fun-filled day with plenty of stamping, friends, fun and food. In total, our participants made 6 projects (4 full projects and 2 mini classes).

Here is the project I designed for the participants to make... A cute Scrap Tin.

Stamps: For All You Do, Afterthoughts and Friends 24/7

Paper: Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso and Whisper White

Ink: Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso

Accessories: Designer Buttons, Brads, Daffodil Delight 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

Punches: Scallop Circle, 1-1/4 Square, 1-3/8 Circle and 1-1/4 Circle

Die Cuts: Scallop Square and Beautiful Wings Embosslit

Front Cover

Tin Opened

Inside Front Cover

Panel 1

Panel 3

Panel 4

Make sure to continue on to Maria at stampinista.

Here are the other CLS's just in case you get lost and I hope you like the project.
We would love to hear your comments.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a FABULOUS day!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Shame on me for it being so long in between posts. You see the "Crazy Stamping Ladies" annual "Stamp Til You Cramp" event keeps a person quit busy. It is over now... Whew. Look for our blog hop to see what we did.... its coming soon.

I LOVE Halloween and I am so bummed that I haven't had a lot of time to create as much as I would have liked so far. I do have a few things to show, like this card that I did for the "Crazy Stamping Ladies" downline meeting. It is one of those cards that I totally went over board on... have you ever done that? What do you do with those cards? Why not put them into a frame, then you can enjoy them year after year.

Here is a close up of all the goodies.

Here is the card in the 8x8 frame.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hopefully it won't be too long in between posts.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Wednesdays Card Reveal

Well Friday has come and gone and my card reveal was not posted... what can I say, sometimes family life is just too darn busy...not to mention I was sick and I pasted it along to my husband. Aren't sick husbands funny, they lay around and every once in a while they let out a sympathetic sigh and become big over sized babies. I swear there should be a sick husbands hospital that you can check their sorry butts into and they don't come out until they are 100% better. LOL

Anyways enough of that, lets get back to the cards. This first one I got the idea from a fellow CSL's secret sister gift, you can view it here, I just thought it was so pretty. Enjoy!

Stamps: Paisley Prints and Sincere Salutations

Ink: More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso

Paper: More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla

Punches: Large Oval and Decorative Label (NEW Holiday Mini 120907)

Accessories: Hemp Twine and Waffle Paper (NEW Holiday Mini 120985)

Stamps: Printed Petals and Curly Cute

Ink: Concord Crush, Daffodil Delight and Peach Parfait

Paper: Concord Crush, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White

Punches: Itty Bitty Shapes

Accessories: Silver Brad

Stamps: Just Believe

Ink: Basic Black

Paper: Black, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White

Accessories: Black 5/8 Grosgrain Ribbon, Hemp Twine and Red Button

Dies: Beautiful Wings

Thanks for stopping by today and have a FABULOUS day!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Teacher's Love for Pistachios

It was my daughter's teachers birthday a few weeks ago and she loves pistachios. I wanted to make her something cute and bright that she could sit on her desk to hold her favorite snack. Play Date DSP was perfect to use for this project... don't you think?

I shot a few different angles.

Check out the little pencil... cute touch... I thought.

All gifts must have a coordinating gift bag.

Thanks for stoping by today. We are enjoying a family camping trip to the beach this weekend, should be lots of fun. Happy Stamping everyone!

September's Card Workshop Sneak Peek

It is time to show you a little peek of what I have in store for the September's card making workshop that is taking place next week.

I will be posting all 3 cards by Friday the 24th, so make sure you come back for the reveal.

If you live in the Simi Valley, California area and want to know more information about my card workshops, just leave me a comment or e-mail me.

Thanks for visiting today and have a fantastic day!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Stamp Till You Cramp Preview BLOG HOP!!

It's right around the corner - the stamping even to of the year and you won't want to miss it!! Only a few weeks left till our Annual Fall Stamp Till you Cramp event - Sweet Celebrations! which will be held on October 9th in Thousand Oaks, CA- so if you live anywhere in our area you'll want to check it out and sign up TODAY! The price goes up on September 26th - so be sure to register NOW !

You can see all the details of this event at http://simistamper.blogspot.com/2010/08/sweet-celebrations.html

Below is a Sneak Peek of my project a brightly colored scrapbook tin using the Stampin' Up! NEW colors!

But projects won't be all you'll get - there will be two mini classes, food, decorations, doorprizes, raffle baskets, displays and a LOT of FUN !! To continue on this Blog Hop and see snippets of all of the projects we'll be making, you'll want to check out Shadeeladee.blogspot.com

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Did Someone say EEK!

Have you seen the new Holiday Mini Catalog? Seriously... if you haven't you must take some time to do so. There are so FABULOUS stamp sets and accessories inside.

I can't believe that I am thinking of Halloween already. I think it is because it is my second most favorite holiday. I love getting the kids dressed up in their cute costumes for tick-or-treating, our annual Halloween camping trip and all the CUTE THINGS I CAN MAKE!

Take a look at this frame I made with the Fang-tastic set, isn't it cute? This is just one of the many cute sets that you will find inside the new mini.

I am offering this class to anyone who is interested and lives in the Simi Valley, CA area. If want to know more information about attending this class, just leave me a comment or e-mail me.

The EEK Frame class will be held on
When: Saturday September 25th
Time: 12:30pm-5pm or until project is complete
Where: Julie's House
Price: $20.00
Eats: I will have snacks served though out the day.
Open to 10 guests

Thanks for stopping buy today. Have a GREAT DAY!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Workshop Ready!

I have not booked a workshop in soooo long that I finally asked a friend of mine if she'd be willing to host one for me. Of course she said "YES". I as excited and nervous at the same time. I wanted to make the workshop extra special so I made so water bottle treat holders, that held a Chrystal Light flavor packet and a pillow box filled with little sweets for each attendee. All were made with the NEW Fabulous Owl punch and Play Date DSP. Unfortunately the workshop didn't happen... most invited guests were on there last weekend getaways before school started. We are in the works of re-scheduling.

Paper: Real Red, Tempting Turquiose, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Play Date DSP and Whisper White

Punches: Two-Step Owl, Scallop Circle

Accessories: Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon

Dies: Pillow Box

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sweet Celebrations

What a GREAT way to spend a Saturday is to attend the "Crazy Stamping Ladies" Stamp Til You Cramp event "Sweet Celebrations" on October 9th. If you live in the Simi Valley, California area, this is the place to be. Tell all your Friends about it! If you want more information please e-mail me and I can send you a pdf file of this flyer.

Here is a little more information.

Boys and Girls Club of Thousand Oaks
1980 E. Avenida De Las Flores,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Your day of stamping will include:
• Fabulous 3D and card projects
• Refreshing drinks, snacks and lunch
• Learn something NEW in a mini class
• Chance of winning several stamping give-aways!
• Special recruitment, purchase and hostessing incentives
• Special stamping bundle; profits will go to Boys & Girls Club of TO
• Your very own stamping goodie bag

RSVP and pay by Sept. 25th - fee is $60 (RSVP with payment must be postmarked no later than September 25th to get the ‘earlybird’ pricing above). Register after Sept. 25th and the cost of the event will go up to $75

Please contact me today to reserve your space! Also, ask me about discounts for new attendees!

Room Mate Gifts

I promised that I would post the FABULOUS room mate gifts that I received from my fellow
Stampin! Up convention travelers. I has been longer then I would have like to get them posted, but here they all are. What a creative bunch of ladies I hang out with.

The first gift was from our "Crazy Stamping Lady" leader Maureen. She gave all these comfy cozy socks. I think I own about 7 pairs of these type of socks and there is nothing like getting a new pair... they are like heaven on your feet. You can view Maureen's blog here.

Bobbie gave us all these really cute folder pockets made with Gala DSP that held a pack of gum. Was she trying to tell us something.... HUMMM! The gum is gone so I guess that tells ya something... LOL :)

This is a beautiful pin that Heidi gave us made out of fabric and leather using the Big Shot butterfly die cut. She personalized each one by putting our initials on a mini vintage tag and attached it with a vintage brad. It looks like she also frayed the fabric to give it a shabby chic look. You can view Heidi's Blog here.

Sandy made us all this little easel topped matchbox with chocolate candy inside. YUMMY! She used a Bitty Button to hold the easel part up. You can view Sandy's blog here.

Shawn put a lot of work into these booklets she made for the group. Inside are envelope to store pictures and notes to remember a special trip.

Most of the convention travels love coffee. Theresa made us coffee cozies. She used Sweet Pea stitched felt and brown felt. She was so proud of her self that she learned how to do a blanket stitch. Way to go Theresa... you can view her blog here.

Last but not least is Toni's gift to the group. More chocolate packaged so cutely YUM!

Thank you ladies for all the wonderful gifts and for the inspiration you give me daily!

Thanks for coming by today. Have a FABULOUS day!