Sunday, September 13, 2009

Fun at my House!!

The ladies came over on Saturday for a little Stamp Time! It's been so long since we've been together and we had the BEST time...we just wish that everyone could have been here! Aileen will be hosting at her house next month - so keep in touch and we hope to see you all then!

To see what you missed -
Stephany...with that smile that is always on her face!

Aileen is focused on making her piece fit....someday we're going to show her how to use a ruler FIRST!!

Ellie stopped by to say hello and joined in on all the fun!

Using the Sweet Centers for Halloween! No...we did NOT eat all of the candy corn!

This is the cover of the waterfall scrapbook card I demo'd

Page one

Pages 2 - 3

Page 4 - 5

Pages 6 - 7

Pages 8 - 9

Pages 10 - 11 and the back cover that slides out.

Looks hard...but really so easy!!!

This is embarrassing to use my card as the example of the card that Steph demo'd for us....I think I was leaning when I placed my center piece on!

I do know that this paper from the Mini is going on my next order...this paper is gorgeous!!

Aileen shared a quick gift good for any time using Upsy Daisy and inside is the 3 x 3 post it notes. I am SO glad that she showed us to use the crimper on the left...or I would have been scoring that thing until suppertime!!

We had the MOST fun making Aileen's cheerleaders!! Every one of them was different and of course, being the competitive group that we are, each one HAD to be better than the one someone else did!

Mine has no eyes/face....which upsets Aileen terribly...but I know when I have reached my limit...and the "eyes" do not have it!

Hope to see everyone next month...maybe Steph will bring her chocolate covered strawberries again!!!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Happy Birthday, Chad and Megan!!

September 1st is
Chad and Megan's 26th birthday!

Just for a little fun:

This is Megan and Chad
September 1984

This is Megan and Chad
September 1990

This is Megan and Chad in 2009

Your father and I are very proud of the both of you!

Happy Birthday!!!

Wings of Friendship

I am absolutely in love with this stamp set Wings of Friendship!

I am just as in love with the new In Colors for 2009-2010!

Colors here are Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Pretty in Pink.

The nicest thing that Stampin' Up! did for us this year was to make the Markers in the new In Colors....thank you, thank you!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

A Wedding Present

Very good friends of ours are getting married today...and what in the world do you get for a couple our age combining two households???? A bottle of Dom Perignon of course!!

I used the Wings of Friendship set again and this time used the smaller stamp to accent Clyde and Cindy's tag and added it to the top of the bottle.

I found an AWESOME wine box at Tuesday Morning (LOVE that store!) and dropped the bottle in.

All I had to add was a card:

I added the envelope for the card to the wine box by looping my ribbon into the side of the envelope before sealing it up so it would hang from the handle. I then added another tag to match the one on the bottle and used velcro to close.

I am really pleased with how this turned out!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Waterfall Scrapbook

I love Heather Summers!!

Heather is a Stampin' Up! Demo in Canada that does Amazing things with paper!

I have taken several of her Punch Classes and they are worth every penny - 20 classes for $20 and that includes your PDF with instructions as well as a video for those that are visual learners...and that would be ME!

Her latest offering is the Waterfall Scrapbook and her release date is perfect timing.

I also belong to a Swap Group on Paper Craft Planet that another wonderful Canadian has started. Our swap for September is to be a mini album...and this one is perfect. Kelly loves Basic Grey paper (and so do I which is why I happened to have a pad of Wisteria on hand :o) Imagine my utter truly!!... when I found out that the new Stampin' Up! colors for 2009-2010 match this paper perfectly!!!

I used the Crushed Curry, Soft Suede and Rich Razzleberry and I am REALLY please with how it turned out.

Side note...should you order the Waterfall Scrapbook from Heather (and you really should - this was so easy to do and does NOT look like it at all!) be sure to stop by her website for the August 20th post where she shows you how to band it all together...I missed that step and made it a lot harder than I needed to :0)
Add Video

Page 1

Page 2-3 - See the back page peeking out?

Page 4-5 - Back Page a little longer....

Page 6-7 - These are my favorite pages...I used the Sakura Clear Star Gel Pen to outline each one of the is sooo pretty!

Page 8-9 - Back Page much larger

Page 10-11 - Back page is pulled out completely!

Now, I can't wait to make one of these for myself - isn't that the way it always works????

Circle Circus

I LOVE the combination in this card of Real Red, Black and Whisper white. I also used Best Wishes from the Oval All set as well as the large oval punch and the scallop oval punch. What made this card come together so easily was using the 1 1/4" square punch! I would have been all day trying to center those on little squares!

More Sweet Centers

This card was just too cute not to post!!