DATES TO REMEMBER

  • May 6: Technique Training, 10-noon
  • May 20: Stamp-A-Stack, 10-noon
  • May 31: LAST DAY to order from Occasions Catalog
  • May 31: LAST DAY to order from 2016-17 Annual Catalog
  • June 1: FIRST DAY of 2017-18 Annual Catalog

Friday, November 30, 2012

Snowflakes With Bling!

 
Oh, sparkly! This card is CASE'd from Andrea W. except I changed the colors. I've seen it in several different colors and they are all pretty!
 
Stamp Set: Snowflake Soiree
 
Colors: Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla, Champagne (Glimmer Paper)
 
Accessories: Champagne Glimmer Paper, Circle Punch from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Mittens

 
We did a card with the Make A Mitten stamp set for the September Stamp-A-Stack, so this time I decided we needed to use the Mitten Builder Punch. This was CASE'd from Lynda on Stampin' Connect, which is a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator only website.There are thousands of ideas on there! just another perk of being a demonstrator! If you're thinking about signing up, this would be an awesome time to do it! New demonstrators get a free collection of ink pads!
 
Stamp Sets: Make A Mitten, More Merry Messages
 
Colors: Primrose Petals, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
 
Accesories: Candlelight Designer Series Paper, Mitten Builder and Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punches, Window Frames Framelits, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Baker's Twine
 
 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Frosty Friends Greeting

 
More Snow People today! This was card #2 for the November Stamp-A-Stack. It is based on a really cute tag I saw made by another demonstrator, but her name isn't on the picture I saved. I CASE'd the colors, the stamps, and the shape of the Island Indigo piece- this is made by inserting one end of the card stock into the 2 1/2" Circle Punch.
 
Stamp Sets: Frosty Friends, Greetings of the Season
 
Colors: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Real Red, Whisper White
 
Accessories: Delicate Designs Folders, Adorning Accents Edgelits, 2 1/2" Circle and Corner Rounder Punches,

Monday, November 26, 2012

Stylin' Snowfolk Christmas

 
Card #1 from the November Stamp-A-Stack
 
Isn't she cute? This was a card we made at my upline's Stamp Share. We take turns bringing the make and take projects, doing a demonstration, and bringing things to eat. Holly brought this one and had most of it prepped for us. One of my customers saw it and asked if we could make at the SAS, despite my warning that it's kinda putzy. Everyone thought it was cute, but not something you would want to make a lot of. I had the snowflakes and the "snow bank" cut out and the snowperson stamped, so everyone had to finish stamping the snowperson and accessories, cut them out, emboss the snow bank and assemble. I did make a couple changes- we used Bashful Blue instead of Pool Party and rhinestones instead of the Silver Glimmer Paper circles for the buttons.
 
Stamp Sets: Stylin' Snowfolk, More Merry Messages
 
Colors: Pool Party, Whisper White, Jet Black (Staz On)
 
Accessories: Snow Flurry Die, Adorning Accents Edgelits and Embossing Folders, Circle Punches from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and Owl Builder Punch
 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving & The Puppies First Meal

I hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving! We had everyone here so we didn't have to leave the puppies. It was a nice afternoon with way too much food, followed by some huge snowflakes that turned into a mini-blizzard. The wind was really whipping! Guess winter is coming!
 
 
The puppies are 4 weeks old today! It was time for their first taste of puppy food. It's mixed with water in the blender so it's all liquid- easy for them to eat and digest but very messy! I poured it onto a small cookie sheet so there was plenty of room for everyone to get their share. They weren't sure about it at first, but once one started eating they all had to check it out. The little licking noises and burps were cute! And of course they had to get it into it so there were little puppy mash paw prints!
 
 
 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Puppy Update!

The puppies eyes are open! It's going to get interesting around here since they are starting to motivate, too! It's so funny watching them try to walk on those stubby little legs!
 
I just took these pictures this afternoon. It's hard to get them to hold still and get good pictures. I've also been changing some settings on my camera- the first batch I took did not turn out at all. These are better, but still not great. Guess I need to break out the big camera.
 
 
Here's a shot of everyone with Keetah so you can see how big they're getting
 
 
A close up of everyone nursing
 
 
Laynie (black rickrack)
 
 
Lenny (short for "Lenneman", orange rickrack)
 
 
Lex (white rickrack, he's the biggest now)
 
 
Link (green rickrack)
 
 
Loki (brown rickrack, he's the smallest)
 
Lola (yellow rickrack)
 
 
Hi! This is Loki- he didn't want to be in the basket anymore!
 
 
Miss Keetah, being a good mom!
 
Keetah's other four puppies are also doing well! You can find out more about all of the puppies on their blog: www.candopuppies.wordpress.com
 
I need to do some stamping! Stamp-A-Stack is on Saturday- sign up by Wednesday if you would like to join us! We'll be making Christmas cards (2 of 5 designs, 10 cards total for $20).
 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Building Is Starting To Look Like A Building Again!

 
All the outside tin is up!
Next week it gets insulated. Doors soon after that.
We're making progress!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Introducing The Fancy Friends Kit & Pictures Of The Re-Building


Remember the "Pick a Kit" survey from our October 1 Facebook post?

The results are in and your "likes" have been heard.
Introducing the first viewer's choice kit (drum roll, please) . . . Fancy Friends!

Get everything you need to make six cards for only $15.95 (item 132319)! If six isn't enough, add Note Cards to your order (item 107311)-we've already included extra rhinestones in the Fancy Friends kit.
To assemble the cards:
  1. Stamp the doily image in Daffodil Delight or Old Olive ink three times on the card and once on the envelope, re-inking between uses.
  2. Stamp "Friends" in Daffodil Delight or Old Olive ink on the front of the card.
  3. Adhere the flowers to the card. Adhere Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the center of the flowers.
Click HERE to order!

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John took some pictures of the Building with his phone- it took awhile to get them from his phone to my computer! And then for me to remember to post them!

Here is the Building in the morning, with the tin on the roof of the office:



And here it is later that day, with all the tin on the roof!


 The next day they started putting the tin on the sides of the office: 



What do you think of the color? We were bored with the tan and decided to change things up a little! The sides are Hunter Green and the roof is Antique Bronze. They're almost done with the sides, so I'll get some new pictures soon.