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!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Wednesdays Card Reveal

FUN night on Wednesday. If you live in the Simi Valley area and want more information regarding my card workshops held on the third Wednesday of every month, just leave me an e-mail. Love to have you!

Here are the cards...

Stamp: Aviary and Thank You Kindly

Ink: Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Tangerine Tango

Paper: Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Marina Mist and Whisper White

Punches: 1” Circle

Accessories: Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Round Corner and Scallop Edge

Stamp: Birthday Block

Ink: Real Red and Tempting Turquoise

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

Punches: 1 1/4” Circle

Accessories: Real Red Grosgrain, Twine and Red 5/8 Red Button (non-SU)

Stamp: Punched Poises and Cheep Talk

Ink: Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz and Chocolate Chip

Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade DSP, Daffodil Delight DSP and Whisper White

Punches: Extra Large Flower Punch and Butterfly Extra Large

Accessories: Poppy Parade Stitched Ribbon

Dies: Top Note

Thank you for visiting today and have a fabulous day! Your comments are always welcomed and enjoyed.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Wednesday Cards Sneak Peak

Next week is the 3rd Wednesday of August, so you know what that means... food, drink, great friends and card making.

Here is a little sneak peek of the card that we will be doing. I will be posting all 3 cards by Friday the 20th, 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!

Long Time No Posts...

Hello everyone

Sorry it has been so long between posts. I thought life was busy before I left for the Stampin' Up convention, it got even crazier when I returned. The plane landed at Burbank airport on Sunday afternoon to my waiting husband. I was whisked away to a party at a dear family friends house where other family members awaited me who came all the way from Germany for a 3 week visit....up til midnight. Monday relax?... Yea right... unpacked, laundry and show and tell all the great thing I got from the convention with my hubby, not sure if he was as excited as I was, but he but on a good act for me. Tuesday watched all the little ones (5) as the big girls went on a marathon shopping spree. Wednesday is a blur had to pack the family for 4 nights at Grandpas house who lives about 2 hours away. Thursday leave for grandpas house for a party with cousins from Germany, family and friends. Friday golf, shopping and party. Saturday shopping and party. Sunday family party. By this time you would have thought I was partied out... but no. Monday we returned home only to turn around for a girls night out... up til 3am. Tuesday off to the beach all day... FUN in the SUN. Wednesday went out to dinner with Germany cousins to celebrate their 21st year of marriage. Thursday Costco shopping to get ready for cousins to come to our house for an overnight party on Friday that would continue into Saturday when the whole family comes over for a swim party. Friday we had a great dinner with the cousins, stayed up too late playing cards. Cousin Kelly loves all the cards that I make and often buys a ton to share with her friends back in Germany. Saturday I was up early to attended my downline meeting... I couldn't miss that. I was home by 11:30 to get ready for the swim party that started at 1pm. I served tri-tip and ribs with corn, salad, garlic bread and baked beans to 21 hungry people...YUM YUM! The kids swam and swam and played the WII. The adults stayed up to the wee hours of the night playing cards. We had to say good-bye to our cousins on Saturday who were leaving for a week to visit other family members. We look forward in there return for a few more days of visiting until they have to return back to Germany on the 16th. Life will return to normal... well as normal as normal gets... counting the days until school begins and more time to fill my blog with fun stamping things.

In the week of no party's and shopping I barley got the time together the cards for my monthly card making workshop....PHEW they are done, prepped and ready for Wednesday.

I have to mention that I had a really great time at the Stampin' Up! Convention with my fellow "Crazy Stamping Ladies" I feel truly blessed to be part of such a wonderful group of ladies. I plan on sharing the room mate gifts that I received very soon. They are all FABULOUS!