Wednesday, April 30

Busy Weekend

Well, last weekend would have been a 2 birthday weekend, but we didn't make it to the Sunday party. Gman was a bit under the weather. Lgirl's friends Birthday party was on Saturday and we got him a gift card.

What do you get kids that are 5 yrs old? And have pretty much enough stuff? It is crazy that I had to buy him a gift card! Yikes! Saturday was also Taste of Hancock County here where they were promoting local farms via the Harvest Council. They had flyers w/the route mapped out to visit 6 farms. We headed out to the buffalo farm (pretty cool to hear a new momma buffalo growl lol) then to another farm before heading over to the birthday party. Then after the party, Lgirl and I hit 2 more farms while Gman and daddy took naps. We got home about 4:45pm and boy were my dogs TIRED!

I wanted to try out the card w/the gift card holder in the middle so here's what I made. I can't remember the blog I found the directions on off the top of my head.

Here's the front:

And here's what the inside looks like.
Sorry that it is kind of wonky and I SHOULD have stamped something on the inside cover (even a background stamp would have been good!) to get rid of all that brown! yikes! It is pretty cool though and looks even cooler when you open it up. Though I think it's safe to say a 5 yr old boy did not appreciate the card! hhehe. That's okay though.
Okay so quick POLL... I stopped putting the recipes of my cards below them. Do you miss that info? Do you care? If you have a second, let me know which 'answer best suits your personal feelings!'
a. I miss the info and WANT IT BACK NOW!!
b. Info? What info?
c. Tomato, tomaato... either way is good with me.
d. none of the above... would that make you ambevilent? (Boy did I hack the spelling of that word! YIkes!)


Who participated in my Mystery Hostess Event! It was a BIG hit and I earned my Regionals only stamp set. I can't wait to get it and hope to make some Convention swap cards with it!


I had a Stampin' Party last night in Indy, and it was a lot of fun even if I was late! Yikes. Thanks Jami for hosting a party! I can't wait for your sister's party in May! I really do enjoy making cards and showing people how to do it. It is sooo cool when they have that look of triumph and are so happy they made an awesome card.

I will have some pictures for you guys tomorrow so you can see the cards. I'll be using them for my up and coming 8 for $10 in New Castle next week! If you live in the New Castle, Indiana, area and want to have some fun stamping and eating chocolate feel free to email me and I'll give you directions.


Friday, April 25

Mystery Hostess Event!!!

I want to earn a FREE stamp set from Regionals but I need to place a $400 order to do so. So I'm having a Mystery Hostess Event. What is that? Well, I will be breaking up the Hostess Benefits (from a $400 order) into 5 different prizes which you have a chance of winning, as well as offering special incentives for random orders.

You need to place a $30 order (before tax and S&H) with me via email or phone before Friday, April 25th to be placed in the drawing for one of the AWESOME prizes.
Here are the prizes for the drawings:
FREE 1 Level 1 Hostess Stamp Set of your Choice
FREE 1 Level 1 Hostess Stamp Set of your Choice
$20 in FREE Stampin' Up! Product
$20 in FREE Stampin' Up! Product
$20 in FREE Stampin' Up! Product

I'll also be offering these special incentives:
FIRST order I receive will get a FREE pack of Stampin' Dimensionals
FIFTH order I receive will get FREE shipping on their order
TENTH order I receive will get a FREE Classic Ink Pad

If you've already given me an order don't worry because you are already a winner too! You have one handmade item from ME!

Don't forget that you can pair this with the Current Stampin' Up! Free Wheelin' Promotion! Check that out here:

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call or email me! Good luck on the drawings! woo hoo!

Wednesday, April 23

8 for $10 - April Cards

Here's a card we made at my April 8 for $10 Class. Hope you like it. I LOVE this paper! All ingredients are Stampin' UP!

If you are interested in buying some of these or kits to make them, please feel free to EMAIL me!
Wow, 3 posts... I'm making up for lost time hehehe.

8 for $10

Stampin' Up! Takes Credit Cards!

Woo hoo. Stampin' Up! Finally takes credit cards for your stamping/scrapping orders. I think this is great, though I will be keeping my Global Payments account for craft shows and such.

This is SOO exciting!

Sunday, April 20

I'm Baaaack!

Can I just say what a BLAST it was at Regionals? Loved the make N Takes, loved the WOW workshops and everything else they taught us! I really liked meeting all the gals like Sandy, Robin, Roseanne, Toni and everyone else I met but can't remember their names (told you I was bad at that!!).

And it was GREAT seeing my upline and a GREAT friend, Tracy! Such a doll and such an inspiration.

I'll be posting some cards later as soon as I get them cropped.

I joined an SU ATC swap and there are still a few spots open if anyone's interested. HEre's the link at Kristina's blog. I don't normally DO ATC's, but I'm hoping I can just slap them onto a card front and 'call 'er done!!'

Friday, April 18

We're Off to See the....

Wizard SU Guru's. I guess wizard is a bit catchier! hehehe

Here are two more cards.Some I had more time for them and others I just wanted to get them done and off to Melinda. She's so darn busy and goes thru these like wild fire! I am amazed! hehehe

I've 'marked' this to post later today. I know some might have a heart attack if I posted in the a.m.! hehehe It's going to be a GREAT day here, around 73 degrees... woo hoo! Grandma is coming to watch the kiddos. The rain will be coming this evening and it will rain all day tomorrow and part of the Sunday too.

Enjoy your day.

Thank You #2

Here's the 2nd design of Thank You cards I made Melinda. I didn't make a set number of each as it depended on my scraps. I also made some horizontal and some vertical. I was also trying to use up a lot of the organza ribbon I received in a swap from TexasJodyLynn.

I never knew what to do with that sheet of DSP.It's from Berry Bliss but it is definitely NOT one of my favorites! I think it looks good on the thank you and I might have to use it for more of these!

I will be heading out to Illinois to meet up with my upline and good friend Tracy to head to Milwaukee for Stampin' Up! Regionals. I will take lots of pictures and make sure to post them for you. I won't be back until Sunday evening.

I was going to sign up for the Beta Blogger that lets me write posts and pick a special time for them to be posted. We'll see if I can get to that. I still have to pack in the a.m. so I might not get to it.

Have a GREAT weekend! I will be having fun with some good friends and stamping a lot! Can't beat that! hehe

Wednesday, April 16

Thank Yous

Hi there,Yes, I know it's been a while. I had a workshop then a function and now I've got Regionals this weekend up in Milwaukee! Yikes!

A friend ordered another 20 or so Thank you cards. I make these 3-1/2x5, they are VERY cute. HEre's one of the designs. This time around I tried going thru my DSP scraps and using them. I try to make them fairly simple since I am making between 20-25 each time.

This definitely has a retro feel to it! I love this paper. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 9

Coming Down With....

SOMETHING! Which is not good. I have a busy rest of the week. I had my local 8 for $10 workshop tonight and had a lot of fun with the girls. I will post some of the cards we made.

This is what happens when I get about 2 hrs of sleep like I did last night... what was wrong with Gman that he had to keep me up most of the night? I don't have a clue. My throat is scratchy, my nose is runny and I sneezed about 10 times tonight.

This CAN'T be happening! I've got my Homemade Gourmet party on Thursday and a function in Mt. Comfort Friday evening... arggghhh!

So I guess that means I should hit the hay? hehehe Okay, I'm off to bed.

Hugs to all! **sniff sniff**

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Saturday, April 5

SU Free Wheelin' Special

Click here to see the information!

From March 18th through April 30th, order any of the following bundles to get the stamp set at regular price, and a coordinating Jumbo Stampin' Around® Wheel** FREE - an $8.50 value.

Page numbers and links from the Online Catalog are also provided.

112848 - Wonderful You bundle $33.95.

112851 - Life’s a Breeze bundle $29.95

112850 - Pun Fun bundle $30.95
Includes Pun Fun stamp set and FREE Sweet Stars jumbo wheel. (page 66)

112847 - Year after Year bundle $30.95

112849 - Stitched Exotics bundle $33.95.
Includes Stitched Exotics stamp set and FREE It’s Beautiful jumbo wheel. (pages 82 & 83)

112853 - Enjoy Every Moment bundle $29.95.

If you are interested in any of these sets, please contact me. I am hosting a MYSTERY Hostess Party on April 23rd. If you spend $30 you will be entered into a drawing for various hostess benefits. It should be a FUN time and this special can get you an entry! Woo hoo!

Friday, April 4

Baby Card...

Stamp set: So many Scallops
Ink: Close to Cocoa, River Rock
Paper: River Rock, Whisper White, DSP
Acc: Double stitched River Rock ribbon

Here's the baby card I made my girlfriend. She had a bouncing baby boy last Thursday. Apparently her hubby (who already has 3-2 boys and a girl) just 'knew' it was going to be a girl so that it would be even. They don't have a name picked out for the boy yet. Too many other people with the name. This card was quick and easy. I have many more that I need to make so I will be back with more!

Tuesday, April 1

Uuuuhhh Holly...

apparently there's a TIME LIMIT on how long I can talk to you. And I must have gone over in a BIG way... why do you ask???? Well... let me show you this is what I got to 'check out' as soon as I got off the phone with you...
This is where the ILLEGAL activity started-
It continued...

And then he was on the move...

This is where Lgirl notified me of the 'suspicious' activity...

Doesn't it look like we were visited by a DUSTY bunny? In the truest sense of the term? hehehe Anywho... we were working on cleaning it up and I still need to pull out the BIG vacuum.

Can you believe there's still about 1/3 of baby powder STILL in the container? What else did you think it was? heheh

Okay, I'll be back shortly w/the baby card I had made.