Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Easy, Peasy

This is the card I was making at the shop a couple of weeks ago.  I got the idea from the Simplicity blog where she was using pieces of patterned paper or just one piece of a big print patterned paper to make a focal point for a clean and simple card.  Loved how this one turned out using the Fall BoBunny papers.

Looking forward to craft night tonight although I'm just bringing something to color tonight.  No Christmas cards or assembly work this week.  Just need a break from that. 

See ya' soon!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Away Too Long

Boy!  I've been away from blogging too long and away from my SU Demonstrator duties too long.  This one snuck up on me.  I was catching up on personal e-mail and all my web sites and saw this SU event which starts today.  I'll bring flyers with me to the shop on Tuesday or you can see what's on sale by going to the main Stampin Up website and clicking on Shop Now.  I know Mona and I placed an order last week and it sounds like Val's been hitting HSN a little lately ;-) so the timing for this might be off.  But there's a couple of nice bargains on this if you are interested.  If you do end up wanting something from the sale, you can place your orders online at my Stampin Up website or let me know what items you want and I can log the order for you. 

I'll be back to posting card samples and other fun things starting tomorrow.

Have a good start to this short week!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Scraps Day #14

Saw this card on this blog - a link from a  post on the PaperCrafts blog - and thought it was "interesting".  It's kind of busy - especially since I've been in a very Clean and Simple design mode these days, but I love the concept of using up tiny scraps in a clever way.

Hope you Wednesday, Hump Day, is a good one.  I may not post again this week as I'm off to Florida in the morning.  But if I get stuck in an airport somewhere (God forbid!) you may see me back here.  Until next time. . . Take care.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Last week's family card

Wanted to show you how the card I was making a couple of week's ago for the family newsletter turned out.  Remember I punched the little leaves in the wrong color and didn't have the sentiment block done.  I thought it turned out pretty nice.  Will be putting together the one for next week at the shop tonight.  I'll actually be in Florida this Sunday when we typically write the letter and send the card so Allan's agreed (i.e. got drafted!) to do it in my absence.  I'm sure the family will enjoy hearing the news from his point of view for a change.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Free Download - It's Cool!

Not much time to blog today but wanted to make sure you got the e-mail from Stampin' Up last week about the free digital download.  I pulled it down this weekend and it's got some really cute stuff in it.  So if you haven't downloaded it yet, be sure to do that tonight after work.  Here's the link.

Have a great Monday!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Losing Steam

Happy Friday Gal Pals!

Have you noticed I've kind of lost steam for posting on Thursdays and Fridays these last 2 weeks?  I told someone earlier this week that I recently discovered Thursday seems to be my hardest day of the week.  The day when I notice I'm starting to feel a little empty.  Friday's aren't as bad as it feels like I've really reached the end of the work week and have thoughts of fun things to do at home on my mind.  For example, I'm really looking forward to this weekend as I don't have anywhere I have to be.  So naturally my thoughts turn to the craft room.  And for a little inspiration I turned to my favorite blog.  Because I follow this one every day, I went back this morning to blog posts from 2009 and found this beautiful card that of course reminds me of my Jewel of the Pines.  And the best part about this one is that I think? I thave the stamp set. 

So hopefully in between cleaning the house, doing laundry and paying bills - things I'm actually looking forward to so I can feel a little more organized and caught up with my life - I can squeeze in some time to make my version of this one. 

Hope you all have a good weekend.  See ya' next week.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Scraps #13

This post was on my favorite Clean and Simple blog, Simplicity.  Thought it was such a clever and elegant way to use up some coordinating scraps.

Had a good time at the shop last night as always.  It's fun to think about the possibility of Val spending all day there in just a couple of months if she so desires.  Can't even begin to imagine what the life of retirement leisure is going to feel like for her.  Lucky, lucky lady!!

Here's the link to the Stampin' Up Clearance Rack I was telling you about.  The designer paper I had at the shop last night is gone but they have another couple of cute sets and boy! at 3.99 that sure seems like a good deal.  Let me know if you need anything.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Give a Book a Hoot

Here's a sample of the Halloween bookmarks I made for the pre-school kids that came through the office yesterday.  Apparently there was one student that had a very, very bad nut allergy so they asked that we give non food items.  I thought since I work for an academic department that a bookmark would be an appropriate trinket.

I made 25 of the bookmarks and had them all stacked in cute plastic cup.  I used the owl punch and added some "googlie" eyes which made them fun.  Found some old punched ghost and bat elements from a card class long ago.  They sure were fun to work on.  Might have to do some again in a different theme to give to my parents for their students.