Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Monday Night Cardmaking Class

For the past several months, I've been teaching a CardMaking Class through the Dept of Parks and Rec. I've made several new stamping friends and am enjoying this class very much.

Drop me an email or give me a call if you're interested in joining us.

The inspiration for the first card came from another demonstrator; unfortunately, I don't know who so I can't give credit to the originator -- sorry ! But, isn't it cute ?

The second card was created by Lisa Freeman. I loved the color combination and design so CASED it to use for my Monday night class. Thanks, Lisa, for sharing your wonderful creations !

Not sure where the original design came from on this one but isn't it just too cute ? The ladies LOVED it !!

This card was shared with me by one of my downline (thanks, Brenda !). Very simple but absolutely adorable.

To all you creative ladies (and gents), thanks for sharing your wonderful creations. I'm not very creative so I love, love, love to CASE !

Until next time...............Happy Stampin' !

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Two Creations

Isn't this adorable ? Can't you just imagine putting a big smile on a sick friend's face when they receive this cute, cute card and a can of Campbell's soup ? I plan to do just that the next time a friend is sick ! This card was shared with me by one of my downline (thanks, Brenda). She saw it on someone's blog and just had to CASE it. And, I plan to share it with my CardMaking Class tomorrow night. Hope they will like it !

This is my first criss cross card - turned out pretty good - don't you think ? One of my stamping friends requested this design for our last CardMaking class. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be -- actually, rather easy.

Hope everyone has a Stamp Happy week !!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Happy Friday !!!

My favorite day of the week.....time to let the week catch up with me ! This has been another busy week - we did a major physical move at my day job - over 20 years of paperwork to go through and clear out -- what a mess !!

On to a happier note....STAMPIN'!

Monday night was my CardMaking class - these ladies are so much fun. I've really enjoyed this class. They are all experienced stampers so the class has focused on designed. Our last class is this coming week. And then we'll start another CardMaking Class and Technique Class in June. Watch for sign-up info in April.

Tuesday night was a night of friends, fun, and stampin' ! We had a Stamp-n-Share - I think even some of the more experienced demonstrators learned a thing or two about Glossy White paper and all the really cool things you can do with it. The Babywipe technique is my favorite so I shared a really pretty card and then everyone made it for their displays. This beautiful card was originally shared by another demonstrator (sorry - don't remember who) and I knew I had to CASE it. And, all the ladies tonight loved, loved it too !

We also spent some time playing with the BIG SHOT -- my favorite new toy !! We made a cute mini album with the Top Note die (don't have a picture - sorry !) and then played with different die, the embosslits, the texture plates --- several demonstrators ended the evening convinced that they definitely MUST have the BIG SHOT ! What about you ?

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Thank You Card

Isn't this adorable ? One of my downline (Hey Brenda) made this for me. It was one of the cards for her class last weekend. I LOVE the bright colors and the scallops add a nice touch. Thanks for sharing, Brenda.

CD Folder Album

I've seen several of these and knew I just had to try to make one for myself so here's my sample. I say "sample" because after making the first one, I always see things that I want to change or do differently next time. And, yes - there will be a next time ! As a matter of fact, watch my Calendar of Events for an upcoming class !
Got lots to do today ! Hope everyone has a Stamp Happy week !!
until next time............

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Some Stampin' Shares...

What a busy week.....there just aren't enough hours in the day to do everything I want to. My son, Steven, is home on leave for 10 days. I was soooo happy to see him !! And, am looking forward to spending time with him......assuming he'll stay home long enough....I'm sure girlfriend and other friends have priority.

Last week I mentioned a package I received from my buddy Tiffany. I finally loaded the pictures and wanted to share. Here's the beautiful card and framed artwork. Isn't she sweet ?

I love the 5th Avenue Floral stamp set - very elegant. (I'll try to work on taking better quality pictures). I have this hanging over my work station in my craftroom. I'll definitely be casing this idea.

Thanks again, Tiffany ! Sending big stampin' hugs your way.

This card was sent to me by my Oklahoma girlfriend - Pam -congratulating me on starting a BLOG. One of the absolute very best things about being an SU demonstrator is the friends that I've made - each one I truly cherish ! In addition to my wonderful local stamping friends, I've made friends with SU demonstrators all over the country. It's such a joy to receive handstamped items from these kind, thoughtful, and caring ladies - I treasure each one. You know I luv ya, Pam !!

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Pictured (all SU demonstrators):
seated - Cathy Eller, Cindy Cox, Connie Asper.
standing: Gayle Dix, Adrian Mondy, Carol Linden, Cathy Tompkins.

Not pictured: Brenda Murphy, Paulette Manion and Cathy T's mother.

What a fun day !!! Food, friends, chocolate, and stamping - what more could you possibly want ?? This wonderful group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators spent the day making Welcome Home and Thank You cards for the Welcome Home Maryland program. This program, along with support from the USO, meets military flights arriving at BWI and provides Welcome Home packages to the men and women returning to the states from the Middle East. I volunteered many months ago to donate cards for this program but have been unable to keep up with the need. These ladies, along with a very sweet customer (hello Paulette !), offered to help. Thanks to them, I'll provide over 300 beautiful, handmade cards this week. To date, I've only been averaging 200+ a month ! Thanks, ladies - you're the best ! Wonder if we can make this a monthly stampin' event ??

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see new products here!

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