Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Stampin' Up Convention

sherrill Graff: Linda Heller from stamping school just won $100 FREE Stampin Up merchandise from Sherrill Graff

Check out this link~ Sherrill Graff is giving away $100 in free stamps for sharing this info on your blog. I have won stuff from her before and it's for real!!!! I can't get it to copy and paste on here so go to her blog and read about it. It's well worth the time. Maybe someday when my kids are grown I'll get to go, but in the meantime, I'll enjoy al the pics of free goodies that the rest of you bring back and share with us. :D

Friday, March 19, 2010

Technique Class for March

We had a lot of fun and everyone learned something new. We did 4 techniques~ Spotlight with Upsy Daisy, Stained Glass with the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set, Faux Metal with I (Heart) Hearts, and 2-step stamping with Greenhouse Garden. I think the 2-step was the most difficult to get 'perfect'. My 13 yr old daughter says "Oh cool!" a lot but she does not want to help make them.
Well, I'm off to Market with 3 kids to sell pottery, do some schoolwork, and embroider T-shirts. Have a great day!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Some wedding cards

I had 2 bridal showers and a wedding a couple weeks ago and these are the cards I made. I am getting ready for Technique class tonight so this is short. Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Some more workshop projects

This 6x6 page was CASE'd from Jackie Topa. She is the "Queen of punch art" and has such cute things on her blog. I thought this guy would be cute for an Easter page.......but I miscalculated and there was no room for any picture. So it will be the cover page. Isn't it cute?

One of the recent challenges on LNStampers group was "butterflies" and this card caught my eye. I don't remember the artist. The ribbon is actually our retired "Pacific Point" but everything else is current.

Last but not least, this card using the lattice die was CASE'd from Emma over at "Lady and the Stamp". I just found her blog and am trying to talk her into joining our group. She does beautiful work! I used this for our Make-and-Take. I used Old Olive CS, Pawsitively Prints, and the lattice die. The corduroy button in the center was a sweet accent.

Well, tomorrow I want to finish getting stuff ready for my technique class on Thursday night. We are meeting at 14622 Country Club Rd, New Freedom, PA 17349. Time is 6:30 PM, cost is $10. Bring a friend and get a free prize. Remember~ every $50 order gets a free stamp set. Our first 4 techniques are: Spotlight, Faux Metal, Stained Glass, and 2-step stamping. Have a great day everyone! I hope to be back tomorrow..........

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Projects from my 1st workshop

I have been in Stampin' Up for 1 1/2 years and finally had my first workshop! Thanks Carla! I focused mainly on the Big Shot and punches this time because the ladies there are new owners of one. We had fun, good food, and made pretty things. We also decided to have a monthly technique class~ starting this Thursday! After the last lady gets her Big Shot next month we will try some classes on that order too. Here is what I came up with~
A rose with the ornament punch CASE'd from Chera Weist

A birdhouse with the Mini Milk Carton Die CASE'd from Becky Roberts

I will have some more to show you tomorrow. Have a great day!

Friday, February 26, 2010

I finally stamped!

I have been suffering from severe "stamper's block". I have sewing to do, schoolwork that isn't going too well, and we are buried in snow. When bedtime comes, I am too tired to stamp anymore. Anyway, I still keep collecting ideas and pictures (I wonder how many will fit into the memory of my computer?) and have all sorts of things running through my head. Now, to start making them happen...........Here is my 1st creation~ CASEd from Robin Merriman, I changed up everything except the color combo. Here is the original and my CASE.
I entered this card into a contest Sherrill Graff is having for convention sample makers. I won last year and got paid $50 in SU products. I'm hoping to win again this year! This time the pay is tripled!!! She is an amazing woman who gives over and above what anyone could ever expect from their best friend. I am blessed to have "met" her. Well, off to finish a swap. Stay warm and have a great day!