Thursday, July 31, 2008

Baby Shower Invitation

My good friend Genevieve is throwing her sister-in-law a baby shower and wanted to make the invitations. She knew the colors and the stamp sets she wanted to use, but it took us a while to come up with the design. It was a fun putting these together and I really hope that Genevieve was happy with them and that Lauren likes them as well. :)

Puerto Vallarta

I should just put Playa Fiesta as the title because I did not see much of Puerto Vallarta! My friend and her husband, well my friendS, own a boutique wedding hotel in Puerto Vallarta. For the last weekend of the season one of their close friends had her 40th birthday party and I was lucky enough to attend. It was a short trip, only 3 nights but they were wonderful nights! I miss my friend dearly and was so happy to spend any amount of time with her. Thank you Lindsay and Adam for being such gracious hosts. I love you! The photos are of Lindsay (tall brunette), Teanna (Cocoa Queen) and me (blond). We had so much fun lounging by the pool, drinking cervesas and dancing the night away for Maura's 40th. Happy Birthday Maura!

Brillante Weblog Award!!!!

I also got this really cool weblog award from Dori AKA Stampin'GHmom. Thank you so very much! I was super excited that she passed it on to me! There are rules that go along with the award, however.
1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link to the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you have nominated.
Here are my nominees, you really need to check out these incredible blogs, I am truly inspired by these ladies.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Downline Blogs

As many of you know, I am pretty new to alot of things, I think we each blog I post there is something new. When I started Stampin' Up! I figured I would make some cards, sell a bit of stuff and just enjoy the discount. In the midst of all of that, I had some GREAT parties, booked more, had some classes and met two wonderful ladies who had my same excitement for not only card making but Stampin' Up! These two ladies inspire me to do so much more because their work is truly amazing! Please check out their blogs and give them some shout outs, they may not be new to card making, but they are new to the SU demo world and to blogging. With that, I would like to introduce you to:

Melissa at Spice Rack Cards
Stacey Gilbert

Welcome ladies, I wish you the best and know you will be VERY successful!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

For Laura

As you can tell, I have made journals for my friend and her parents. They are a 2nd family to me and I wish I could be closer, but they are in Denver and I am in Auburn, CA. Not too easy to be there for them. I make my phone calls and hope to get a package of stuff in the mail to them this week. This journal and card are for Laura, I know she'll love them, I just hope she uses them! :)

Paper: Bali Breeze DSP
Accessories: Thickers (just love the name!), hodgepodge hardware, flower fusion, brads, grosgrain ribbon

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

For John

These little items are for John, Faye's husband. He has found himself having to do alot more and keep track of a lot of little things so I wanted him to be able to keep track of them. It's a small little journal I found at Target and just covered it with some paper. I think it turned out pretty cool and isn't too girly.

Paper: River Rock, Blue Bayou, Western Sky DSP
Stamps: Office Accroutement, Make it Count
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, 5-petal flower punch, oval punch, circle punches

Sunday, July 20, 2008

For Faye

I have a dear friend, Laura, in Denver whose mom has been diagnosed with lung cancer and brain tumors. I'm not real sure on the prognosis and "they" aren't real sure of it either. I do know that she is going through chemo and it's VERY tough on the family. I thought she might like a journal to record her thoughts through out her ordeal. Not a day goes by that I don't think about her and pray for her. I love her and her family and want her to get better. I also made a matching card for her and I hope she enjoys them both.
Stamp: Always
Ink: Red Riding Hood Red
Paper: Bella Rose DSP, Pink Pirouette CS and Riding Hood Red (All available Aug 11)
Accessories: White grosgrain ribbon, pink taffeta ribbon, large oval punch and Scallop Edge Punch (Available Aug. 11)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Gift for Lindsay

I am going to see my friend Lindsay in Puerto Vallarta and I have made these as a little gift. She LOVES cards and anything paper, so I'm sure she will like these. At least I hope so. :)
Stamps: Just Rite Stamper, Best Friends Alphabet, Phrases for a Friend
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Taken With Teal
Accessories: Brads, corner punch, white ribbon

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sock Monkey Love

I was so very excited when I saw the Sock Monkey stamp set. And I am totally laughing that there are so many different posts and polls and all sorts of commotion about the Sock Monkey. I personally LOVE it! And it goes perfectly with the sock monkey blanket that I crochet!!!! I just love coordinating the wrap and cards with the gift so this is absolutely PERFECT for me and my gift wrapping anal-ness. :) This blanket is for my dear friend Laura, she had her son, Sawyer a few months ago and I am FINALLY getting her blanket done for her! Sorry it took so long, but hopefully it was well worth the wait! I also made the cute little tag with the new Sock Monkey stamp set coming out in August! Do ya want it? Let me know and as of August 11, I can order it for you. :)

Tag Ingredients:
Stamp: Sock Monkey (Available August 11), Weather Background Stamp (retiring Aug. 10)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: eyelets, Stampin Write Markers, Water color pencils and blender pens

A Thank You

I have been trying to get better at including Thank You notes in customer's orders. My new friend Suzie bought some stamps so I included this little thank you when I dropped off her order. I sure hope she likes the card as well as her new purchases.


Card: Love Notes card
Ink: Rose Red
Stamps: Taking Care of Business
Accessories: Flower Fusion, Rhinestone brad

Monday, July 14, 2008


I made these clipboards for my downline, wow it sounds weird to say I have a downline, I feel so official. :) They both signed up in May so I wanted to give them something. There is another lady, Brandy, but I apparently didn't take a photo of the clipboard before giving it to her. :) I hope they enjoy them and get lots of use of them! good luck ladies!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Baby Shower Gift

As many of you know, I love to crochet. So, all the babies in my life get a handmade blanket. And of course, I love to have everything match! Matching card, wrap, tags, blankets, etc. I even checked the registry to make sure my colors matched hers. :) This friend is "lucky" enough to be having twin girls! Oh boy!!!! What a way to start out, these will be babies #1 & 2! So, here are the blankets, card, tag and wrap that I put together for the gift. I sure hope they all like it. :) Congrats Josh and Jami!!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Genevieve's Card

I have been trying to get some friends and family to send me photos of cards that they have made and haven't had any luck. Well, my friend Genevieve was over making invitations (will post after they are mailed) for a baby shower and she needed to make a card for a different baby shower. So, she went into my creative cave and came out with this:

I think it turned out pretty cute!

Sorry for the bad photo, we are covered in smoke around here, so there isn't much natural sunlight and everywhere I tried to take a photo, I got a bit of a shadow on it. So, we'll just have to go with this one. :)

Card for Lindsay

I am going to visit my friend in Puerto Vallarta next week and I am sooooo very excited! She is such a wonderful person and was trying EVERYTHING to get me down there. So before I even knew if I could go or not, I sent her this card. It's been about a month now and I don't think she has received it because she is always very good at thanking me for the cards and stuff I send her. Maybe she'll get it while I am there next week! hahaha If not, I will make sure she checks my blog. :) Either way, I hope she likes it. :)

Friday, July 11, 2008


A friend of mine, Suzie, is a rep for Arbonne and I offered to decorate her "results" book and make it pretty. :) I cheated and cut out the "Arbonne" from one of her bags and then used "Stem Silhouttes" stamps, Mellow Moss and Blushing Blossom cardstock and some flowers w/bling that I had in my "non-SU bin". I tend not to use stuff in that bin, but the flowers were so cute and perfect. I gave her the album this morning and she loved it. She is so sweet and gave me some yummy body whip and scrub in "Mandarin Cashmere". It is as wonderful as it sounds! If you need some Arbonne, give her a call, she is awesome!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

July Workshop Cards

Here are the projects for my July classes, I only have 2, so if anybody would like to book one, I have plenty of free days! :) I wanted to try and use some retiring sets, so I have Carte Postale, Office Accroutement and one of the hostess sets. These are retiring on August 10, so please let me know if you like 'em and want 'em. :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Hodgepodge Hardware

From July 1 through August 10, the following Hodgepodge Hardware finishes are being offered at a special 25 percent discount:

Item # Page # Item Description Regular Price Limited Time 25% Off Discount
105532 188 Aged Copper $27.95 $20.96
105531 188 Antique Brass $27.95 $20.96
105515 188 Pewter $27.95 $20.96

Don't wait too long--these products are retiring and are only available while supplies last! Contact me to place your order today.



Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Decor Elements

Stampin' Up! has released a new product line and I am soooo very excited about it. It's sort of stamping for your walls, but it's not stamping, it's removable vinyl wall decor!!! I can't wait to get mine, I have a couple of areas that just needed something, but I didn't know what. I guess Stampin' Up! was reading my mind!!!!

Check out the full product line here. Please contact me at for more information.