Friday, August 26, 2011


So I have been trying to do the blogger thing, and as you can see I am not doing so well with it.  I am trying, I even have notes up now to remind me!! 
Here is something I have been working on, and should have posted a few days ago, but I was too excited about my package in the mail!

The Angry birds game has been keeping many people busy.  So many people have been making these cards.  They have taken me much longer to get to make then I thought.  I have been working with Susan a lot, and she has kept me going.  We had to order a few of the punches from SU, and from Fiskers.  I love the grass punch.  It is so much fun.  I have used it in a few other cards also. 
We (Susan and I) are only making these 12 at a time.  They are very time consuming.  There are some very small parts that are used. Each tail feather, eyeball, and all the bits you see are individual peices.  They sure took some time to cut out, then glue before you loose them!  They are so small.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Mail call!!!!!

Hello Readers and crafters.

I have been wating for a package to come in the mail for the last week.  Today, when I saw the mail truck outside the house, I jumped up and ran to meet him at the sidewalk.  He handed me the package, I looked to see that it was mine, to find, it was for Taylor.... Something for his birthday from our friends in Kenora.  So, saddened, I returned inside.
I had decided to make cookies today because Taylor has been asking me to make some for a while now.  I hate to bake on warm days because it just heats up the house way to much (maybe I should bake like crazy this winter, and freeze it, so that there is some left for next summer).  I was still sitting in my chair in the livingroom, talking to Jason about what we were going to get done today, and I saw the mail lady drop off the mail.  Jason went to retrieve it to find a package for ME!
Yup Thats my package.  Want to see whats inside??  I can't hold back.  I am so excited about all the great things I got!!
Look at all this!  Can you believe it!  The lady who did this swap is wonderful!  She is a demo also, so it was great to work with her on this swap.  I have not been a big ribbom fan, but I have started to use it a bit more.  I think now you will see me use it in workshops too!  And DSP!!!  I LOVE DSP!!!

16 Different packages of DSP!  Yup, that's a lot of DSP!  There is one sheet of each of the 16 DSP packages!  I have so many ideas with some of this paper, others are going to be a challange, but I am up for the challange.


Look at the ribbon!  I can't believe how much I ended up with.  The colours are great.  Three different types of ribbon to play with! And yards and yards of it!!!

Great brads to play with. So many ideas coming to me.  So much I want to make.  I guess I better put in a paper order soon!

This was my excitment for today, what was yours?!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


I have been very busy trying to come up with some Masculine Thank You Cards.  This is what I came up with.  I had ordered the Well Worn DSP, and had to put it to use.  It is great for masculine cards.
I was put to the task by Jason, who wanted a Thank You card for his boss.  Pat was away for a few weeks, and allowed us to use his car!  It was so nice to have an extra car for a while, not to mention the air conditioning that we don't have in the Neon.
All my cards seem to be very Feminine.  We didn't think Pat would want a card full of flowers and butterflies! LOL What can I say, I love my butterflies!  If you didn't know that before, you will see below!

Hostess Gift!
This is a continuation of my Well Worn DSP.  I love the colours that it goes with.  I also love my color coach!  I have been trying out some of the Dynamic Duos and this is what I came up with that went with the Well Worn DSP.  I love how it turned out.  I think the Note cards turned out so cute!  I had to make a set for myself!  I can't wait to use them!  I am sure that one of you would love this as Your Hostess Gift!  Special Coming for August!  Watch for your news letter!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Mega 2011-2012 Accessories Swap

MEGA 2011-2012 Accessories Swap

I would like to extend an invitation to you to join in on a mega swap that I am doing. I know for me I would like to sample all of the paper, ribbons, fibers, brads and eyelets that Stampin' Up! has to offer before I really buy all of them. That way I can see what I like first. With that I have set up different groups for the accessories available. How this swap works is that you would buy one item in the groups of your choice. I will collect all of the spools of ribbon and other accessories from everyone and then split it up between everyone **please see disclaimer below**. After all that is done, you will have a sample of all the ribbons or other accessories that Stampin' Up! carries. Like I said, it is a great chance to see and play with all the different styles and colors that Stampin' Up! offers and then you can decide if you want a full pack of a certain type. I have done this for a 5 years now and just love getting some of everything for the price of just one per group.

Add'l Info: Please make note of a few things. As a demonstrator, you may either mail me your accessories, send it as a customer direct order or I can now place the order for you giving you your 20% discount. I have checked the rules with SU and that is now allowable for me to make the order for you. Make note that you may place your own order and have sales credit for yourself. I am only doing the swapping. I do not want to take credit from your own stuff away from you, unless you don’t care one way or the other and it’s just easier for you to have me order it. ***Also make note that you can include your own customers as well. Just let me know what spot they want and then when you place your order, you can order their items as well. If you are a customer, once you choose what items you want, you will need to get an order placed for you with your demonstrator. You then can ship it yourself to me, or have it shipped with your demonstrator's items too. If you do not have a demonstrator, I can help you out. If you are not local, I do ask that you also send either a SASE or $5.50-$10.95 (dependant if I can’t fit it in the flat rate envelope) for priority mail so I can ship your items back to you. I do accept either check or Paypal (no credit cards unless through Paypal, please). If you pay through Paypal though, I would like to request that you please send an extra $1.00 to cover the fees from Paypal.

Ribbon: All the ribbons I will include on the swap. The ribbons (for me anyway) is one of my favorite parts of the swap. I know that we can purchase a sampler for $14.95. However, we only get a small 6” of ribbon in the sampler. If you sign up for a group you will get at least 2/3 yds of ribbon if not more depending on the groups. Makes for the chance to actually use and play with your ribbons and also allow your customers get a sampler of the ribbons. Yes some of the ribbons are older (like the ¼” Grosgrain), but I always like to play with mine and I run out of my sampler ribbons, so like to keep them all in the swaps. Also, new colors are always added every year, so it allows the option to get the new colors and use up the older colors.

Older Accessories, Fabrics and Designer Series Papers: I am going to include ALL accessories, fabrics and papers I can this round. Some people are new, some are old, some just want to see them again. So they are now included. Which will make this a big list – 21 Different groups. So feel free to sign up for what you want.

I am taking sign-ups until July 20th or till it’s full. For those who would be ordering with me, I will need to get your money and/or order for everything by the 25th of July so that I can order the accessories needed and swap it out. I ask that all the accessories ordered by demonstrators be here by the 1st of August. I would recommend that you sign up ASAP for a spot if you want it so I can get you on the list. It will fill up and once a group is full, you will miss out if you want to be in that group. If there is enough demand for a particular group, I will open another round for that one.

Make note - I have groups where they may look full, but if there is interest I WILL open another group. Just say the word and what group you want and I'll open it up.

Here's what I am going to do with those groups that just may not completely fill up. THOUGH I WOULD STILL LIKE TO GET THEM FILLED UP!

I think what I am going to do is divide out between all players in each group. Then I am also considering making sure to send y'all a little bit from the group that I am in as well. So you at least get to say you have a sampler of everything. So like, I'll make sure you at least get one or two of the brads from each of the other groups as well as a split of what you and the other people in that group will get. Make sense? So, I would say to go ahead and send it in if you want to make sure to get that sampler, and you'll have a split of others in that group too.

I will open more groups as interest arises.

Sign up deadline: July 20th or until full
Due Date: August 1st

Hostess: Laura Hill – 7510 Champion Coach; San Antonio, TX 78254 – email Scrappinhill77@yahoo.com

Here is the list of groups and what you get in that group. (Please note that these prices do not include shipping and tax. That will be calculated as orders are collected.)

Group 1 – ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon – Buy one spool at $4.95; get 3/4 yds back.
1. Bashful Blue – Julie Schlegel
2. Basic Black – Tara Gupta
3. Certainly Celery – Robyn Stahls
4. Daffodil Delight – Justine Phoenix
5. Early Espresso – Debbie Kittle
6. Garden Green – Cynthia W
7. Marina Mist – Diane Sellers
8. Night of Navy – Laura
9. Old Olive –
10. Pretty In Pink – Laura
11. Pumpkin Pie –
12. Real Red – Judy Fetters
13. Rich Razzleberry – Kristy Feragne
14. Rose Red – Andi Potler
15. Tempting Turquoise – Pam Steckman
16. Very Vanilla – Laura
17. Whisper White – Andi Potler

Group 2 – ½” Scallop Dots Ribbon – Buy one package at $7.95 get back 1 yd back.
1. Basic Black – Laura
2. Cherry Cobbler – Elaine Uhl
3. Chocolate Chip – Diane Sellers
4. Elegant Eggplant – Amy Perry
5. Marina Mist – Ann Olson
6. Melon Mambo – Debbie Kittle
7. More Mustard – Tara Gupta
8. Old Olive – Andi Potler
9. Pretty In Pink – Judy Fetters
10. Tangerine Tango – Pam Steckman

1. Basic Black – Julie Schlegel
2. Cherry Cobbler – Lori-Ann Ball
3. Chocolate Chip – Natalie Smith
4. Elegant Eggplant – Allison Filella
5. Marina Mist – Jennifer Seaver
6. Melon Mambo – Cynthia W
7. More Mustard – Debra Booe
8. Old Olive – Debra Booe
9. Pretty In Pink – Kristy Feragne
10. Tangerine Tango – Kelly Felo

1. Basic Black – Kathy Zito
2. Cherry Cobbler –
3. Chocolate Chip –
4. Elegant Eggplant –
5. Marina Mist –
6. Melon Mambo –
7. More Mustard –
8. Old Olive –
9. Pretty In Pink – Jen VanMeer
10. Tangerine Tango – Laura

Group 4 – 5/8” Satin Ribbon – Buy one spool at $8.95 get 1-1/2 yds back.
1. Bashful Blue – Diane Sellers
2. Basic Black – Laura
3. Basic Gray – Ann Olson
4. Certainly Celery – Amy Perry
5. Chocolate Chip – Julie Schlegel
6. Old Olive – Kim Gustin
7. Pretty In Pink – Andi Potler
8. Real Red – Kristi Feragne
9. Very Vanilla – Kim Gustin
10. Whisper White – Judy Fetters

1. Bashful Blue – Cynthia W
2. Basic Black – Laura
3. Basic Gray – Pam Steckman
4. Certainly Celery –
5. Chocolate Chip –
6. Old Olive – Kathy Zito
7. Pretty In Pink –
8. Real Red –
9. Very Vanilla –
10. Whisper White –

Group 7 – ½” Stitched-Poly Ribbon – Buy one spool at $8.95, get 3 yds back.
1. Blushing Bride – Justine Phoenix
2. Peach Parfait – Debbie Kittle
3. Poppy Parade – Andi Potler
4. Concord Crush – Ann Olson
5. Pear Pizzazz – Judy Fetters

1. Blushing Bride – Julie Schlegel
2. Peach Parfait – Laura
3. Poppy Parade – Cynthia W
4. Concord Crush – Amy Perry
5. Pear Pizzazz –

Group 12 – Brads – Buy one package at $6.95, get an even split between 7 people.
1. Gold – Julie Schlegel
2. Silver – Laura
3. Metallic – Andi Potler
4. Brights – Ann Olson
5. Subtles – Carlyn Ray
6. Regals – Judy Fetters
7. Neutrals – Jennifer Seaver

1. Gold –
2. Silver –
3. Metallic –
4. Brights –
5. Subtles – Teresa Ryals
6. Regals – Laura
7. Neutrals – Pam Steckman

Group 15 – Assorted Brads – Buy one package at $5.50-$7.95, get an even split between 4 people.
1. Silver Mini Brads - Carlyn Ray
2. Designer Brads - Julie Schlegel
3. 5/16” Neutral Jumbo Brads -
4. 5/8” Neutral Jumbo Brads - Judy Fetters

Group 16 – Rhinestone Brads - Buy one package at $10.95, get an even split between 4 people.
1. Clear - Carlyn Ray
2. Circle Fire - Andi Potler
3. Circle Ice - Julie Schlegel
4. Square Fire - Lori-Ann Ball

1. Clear - Tamara Carroll
2. Circle Fire - Laura
3. Circle Ice -
4. Square Fire -

Group 17 – Assorted Accessories 1 – Buy one package at $2.95-$5.95, get an even split between 4 people.

1. Designer Brads Flower - Amy Perry
2. Designer Brads Filigree - Debbie Kittle
3. Antique Brads - Carlyn Ray
4. Mini Clothespins - Laura

1. Designer Brads Flower - Julie Schlegel
2. Designer Brads Filigree - Lori-Ann Ball
3. Antique Brads - Judy Fetters
4. Mini Clothespins - Ann Olson

1. Designer Brads Flower - Kathleen Holleran
2. Designer Brads Filigree -
3. Antique Brads - Cynthia W
4. Mini Clothespins - Pam Steckman

Group 21 – Designer Series Paper – Buy one package at $12.95-$10.95, get a 4x4 square back.
1. Flirtatious Specialty - Justine Phoenix
2. Mocha Morning Specialty - Julie Schlegel
3. First Edition Specialty -
4. Paisley Petals - Judy Fetters
5. Beau Chateau - Diane Sellers
6. Pocketful of Posies - Debra Booe
7. Domestic Goddess - Kathleen Holleran
8. Just Add Cake -
9. Frightful Sight -
10. Timeless Portrait -
11. Berry Blossoms - Jen VanMeer
12. Beyond the Garden -
13. Well Worn - Kathleen Holleran
14. Nursery Nest – Debra Booe
15. Letters to Santa - Laura
16. Big Top Birthday - Laura

Let me know what you think. If you would like a spot, I can get it for you!

Saturday, July 16, 2011


Remember last night where I talked about Lynn Pratt, well I had to purchase a few of her tutorials!
Tonight I took some me time, and decided I wanted to make this.  I had to run out to the craft store as I didn't have the right thickness of ribbon.
I think we might have been home 15 min, before I told Jason I was heading to my crafts.
Here is what I did tonight.  I feel very successful!

While I was playing with Cherry Cobbler, I thought I would try this card out also.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Yup you read that right.  I have been creeping!  Websites that is!
I have been looking for some inspiration.  Stampin' Up! has a wonderful website for demo's where we can share our ideas with others.  It is great because when I go there, I know that the quality of work will be so wonderful!
I thought I would share with you a few of the new ideas I have seen out there.  Check these out!

Are these not the cutest things you have ever seen!!  I so want to learn how to make these.  The Gerber Daisy is my favorite flower in the world.  I plan to order the die cut for this one!

So I have looked at the New Doilies Sets, and the very first thing that came to mine, was, " I think my mom has crochet something like that."  Then came the thought of, would I put one of my mom's doilies on a card.... ah no!.... But then I cam across this card.  I love the textured Taken with Teal base for this card.  The Doily done in the Whisper White is just to die for!  So.... Maybe this is something I will have to get.
Well its hot, and I am sure we are all looking for ways to cool off.  I know we are!  It is hard to think about stamping when it is just so warm.
I cam across this cutie when I was creeping.  Now, I have seen the large Popsicle done, but this is just cool!  I think I want to try a few of these ones on for size!

How could we forget Handy Manny!  Not in this house.  Isaiah just loves the tools.  When I saw this I thought for sure I had to make them for him.  What a great way to show him playing with all the tools he has.  He often walks around the house banging things with Pat (the hammer).
I think the only thing better then Handy Manny is what you will see next!

These adorable treat boxes are made by Lynn Pratt. She has some wonderful ideas on her blog.  She loves to share them with us.  You can order very easy to follow tutorials from her.  She always
has new ideas to share.  I have purchaced a few of her tutorials in the past, and wouldn't think twice about getting in touch with her again to find more.

I think Isaiah would love these little boxes.  I am sure he would play with them as he does his dinky cars.
I hope to make a few of these for his birthday.  Wouldn't they make great gift boxes?

Well I should be off to dream land... it is 02:29... So much for an early bed time! LOL