Monday, April 30, 2012

A Wonderful Party!

We had a great time at Olive Jane's party yesterday.  She was absolutely the most perfect party girl you could ever hope to see.  As the presents were opened, she wiggled all over with delight and actually hit her bare heels against the floor as she anxiously awaited getting to see each toy.  Then, she would clap and smile with delight.  What a doll!

She had a party at her sitter's, too, so she's been a regular party girl lately:)

As you can see, a Horton party is a perfect combination of expert crafting paired with perfect chefs! 

I'll be super busy this week prepping for my May classes.  Check out my class events and see what you'd like to take to join in on the fun!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Getting Ready to Party!

Olive Jane's birthday party is tomorrow afternoon and I think we're all ready to start the fun!  Here's the cute little hat I made for her.
We made pillow box favor boxes in pink, celery and chocolate chip.  The invites, thank you notes and decorations are all coordinated.
Here's the hat base that I started out with to create the owl hat.  I ordered a package of these from the SU clearance rack for under $2.00.  It saved me from starting from scratch to create the hat AND I didn't have to come up with the elastic to hold it on, either.  I'll save the rest of the hats in the kit for future parties.
The rosettes will go onto the highchair tray, like a mini banner.
We made a huge 'Happy Birthday' banner to hang on their fireplace, but I will have to take a photo of that at the party, when it's already hanging in place.  I'll try to get a shot of the cupcake toppers on the cupcakes, too.  Now, let's hope that Olive Jane will leave on her hat long enough to get a cute photo.

Using the Nursery Nest, DSP, I also set aside papers to use later to scrapbook the event.  My DIL and I enjoyed our time together so much and we got everything finished without the pressure of one of us trying to do it all alone.  Like I've said before, I'm the happiest Nanna in the world!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, my sweet little Olive Jane.  I cannot believe we've had you for one entire year already.  You have been such a blessing to our lives.  I'm the happiest Nanna in the world.
I'll be sharing more with you soon about all the fun projects we made for Olive Jane's birthday party.  I can't wait to scrapbook her first party.  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Good Mocha Morning!

I am so excited to share today's post with you!  This is one of my latest wreath creations.  It was inspired by my friend and customer, Marsha.  She created the most gorgeous collage frame at my class, using Mocha Morning DSP.  I love the yummy colors in these papers!  I was curious as to how they would look in a large wreath above my fireplace.  I was going for a vintage look.

I covered a few of my Spice Cake buttons (soft suede, from my stash:) with punched circles of the DSP.  I added Antique Brads to the crumpled flowers and to the embossed butterflies.  I love how it turned out.  Stay tuned for another Mocha Morning project, coming soon.

Before you go, just a few reminders about Stampin' Up! retiring products and new things to come:
Get them before they are gone! The Retired Accessories and Definitely Decorative (including D├ęcor Elements) lists are now available and won't stay around for long, as these are limited in quantity and can sell out fast.  Some are even discounted from 25% up to 70% off!!!
I highly recommend placing your orders early as things will sell out. If you have not yet completed your collection of the 2010-2012 In Color ink pads, card stock, markers, refills, ribbon, you'll want to get them ASAP!  

I am offering a special that you'll want to enjoy:  If you order $50. in product through me (before tax and shipping) any time between now and the end of May, I will give you the upcoming new big catalog --- for FREE.  You can spread the $50. out throughout the time remaining until the end of May, as long as the cumulative amount comes to $50.  You can order online or during a class... and don't forget that ordering $25. at a time could earn you a free class, too, so it's all good and all fun!!!

Things to note:
  • Classic Ink Pads: will be replaced with a new exciting "firm foam pad" being introduced with the 2012-2013 annual catalog.  The Firm Foam pads offer better ink coverage and, in turn, better stamped images.
  • Craft Ink Pads:  will no longer be offered, except in black and white.
  • Stampin' Stampin' Write Markers: only select markers will be available individually (will still be offered in color collection assortment packs).
  • 12" x 12" Textured Card Stock:  will no longer be offered.
  • 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock:  will only be available in select individual colors and color collections assortment packs.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Check it out!

Be sure to go to my website, don't forget to check out my class schedule for May.  It's full of tons of fun classes.  Your payment holds your spot.

The retiring accessories list is out and it's a big one.  When supplies are gone; that's it.  While you're on my website, you can order right there.  Stock up on your favorites (at discounted prices galore!) before they're gone.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Check out some great new classes!!!

I've added some super fun new classes for May and June.  Click the class schedule sign board on the left to see ALL classes.

Before we go any further, I wanted to show you an adorable card that my daughter made for me.  She used the Summer Smooches products.

Isn't this the cutest card ever!  I love the bright and cheery look of the Summer Smooches products.  She used the little oval frame embossing folder for the focal piece.

Here's a peek at new classes for May.

Retirement Party! MAY 4  6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (Central)
No, I'm not retiring from Stampin' Up! but a lot of great products are.  We will make 10 cards for $15. with soon to be retired products.  Some may be 3-D projects.   Please pay ($15.) to register at least 2 days prior to the class.  Class fee includes all materials except your adhesive.  Place an order with me of $25. (before tax and shipping) and take the class absolutely FREE!

Leftover Party! MAY 11  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Central)
Get ready for a super fun evening!  This class will be totally unique from any you've ever taken with me!  This will be a 15-4-10 event!  You'll make 15 cards for just $10.  There's a twist to it, though.  You have to come up with your own designs for your cards.
I'll provide:
Leftover card stock, DSP, embellishments, ribbons, stamps AND the card bases with envelopes.
You'll provide:
Your own adhesive, ideas and designs.
I will have stations for cutting, punching and using the Big Shot.
But wait!  There's more!!!  There will be a contest judge here for the evening.  He will choose the winners from a series of categories.  At 8:30, I'll have you start wrapping up your work.  Then, we'll have each person set out the card they like the best from all they've made.  The judge will then come down and choose the winners!  There will be prizes, light snacks and loads of fun!  Come join us!!!
Even more fun!
Place an order with me of $25. or more (before tax and shipping) and take the class absolutely FREE!!!

Scrap Fest Extravaganza! MAY 19  9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Central) With May being National Scrapbooking Month, I thought this would be a good time to add one big day of scrapbooking.  Kits will be $5.00 each!!!  Make as many as you would like! 

You must pay to register ($10.) at least 2 days in advance / minimum fee is $10.00. 
You may purchase additional kits when you're here.

Saturday Morning Brunch Bunch MAY 19  9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Central) May is National Scrapbooking Month so, at this month's Brunch Bunch, we'll make 1 complete layout, a paper bag scrapbook and a mini album.  Class fee includes all materials to make your projects (except your adhesive). Pay ($22.) to register at least 2 days prior to each class.

As you can see, I'm combining 2 events in one day. You may sign up for BOTH events for just $30.00!!! You may stay and make additional layouts for just $5.00 each. It's nothing but fun!!!  Because of the slight change in the Brunch Bunch schedule, we'll have light snacks available all day instead of a brunch.
Get ready for a super fun day of scrapbooking!

Place an order with me of $25. or more (before tax and shipping) on May 19 and make 3 more layouts completely FREE!!!

That's 3 layouts, 1 paper bag book and 1 mini album for $30.  You can still make additional layouts for just $5. each.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Look What You Can Get!

Remember my Summer Smooches Product Share?
Here's what you'll get when you participate in the share!
You'll get a 6 X 6" sheet of each design, packaged in a cute little page protector, 2 yards of Daffodil Delight seam binding, 6 fabric brads (packaged in a cute little petite purse!) and a thank you card (inspired by my friend, Mary Fish).  The brads are available only until the end of April, so don't miss out on them. 
Here's the inside of the card.

The share lasts until the kits are gone and then that's it, so hurry up and don't miss out on the fun!
While you're on the net, check out my class schedule on my Stampin' Up! website.  I've added several new classes, as well as important (and fun) info about my upcoming new catalog party.  Lots of fun is headed your way!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Summer Smooches Product Share!!!

As you know, I've been having tons of fun with our new Summer Smooches products.  Here are a couple more fun cards I've designed.  After you enjoy viewing them, read on to learn how you can join in on a product share for the Summer Smooches products.  This product share is for a limited time.  When the kits are gone, they're gone, so don't wait to order:)

This quilt card shows off the gorgeous DSP designs.  Both cards show off the gorgeous fabric brads.

So, are you ready to learn how you can join in on the Product Share?  Here we go!
Summer Smooches Product Share:
  • 6 sheets (6 X 6") DSP
  • 2 yards Daffodil Delight seam binding
  • 6 fabric brads (assorted designs)
  • Order my Product Share for just $8.00!  
If you wish to have your Product Share mailed, you will need to pay an additional $6.00 for shipping (USA only).

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Little Birdie Told Me

Here's another look at a card for my Friday 3-4-5 class tomorrow night.  I should just show you a peek, but he's so cute that I have to share all of this one.
I wish the photo was a little better, but I'm really struggling with my camera.  I am thinking that I may just need to break down and get a new one.  Geez!  Anyway, in the meantime, I can tell you that he is even cuter in real life.

The stamp set is one of my all-time favorites --- Best of Everything.  The strip of DSP is from the Summer Smooches collection.  The real red and daffodil delight look so bright and cheerful against the white background!

The cute little bird is colored in with markers (color, huff and stamp) and then punched out with a 1 1/4" circle punch and attached (with dimensionals) to a 1 3/8" circle punch.  I colored in the eye with the tiny point of the marker, after stamping.

Well, I'm off to work out more on my new treadmill --- lovin' it so much!!!  Then, it's back to work in my studio.  Life is good:)
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