Monday, October 5, 2009

Making chores "Beary Fun"

Ever since I saw the new Build-a-Bear stamp sets and dies in the new holiday mini I was sold! I have used them to make paper dolls with clothes for my little girl, and today I made some adorable chore charts for both of my little ones using the same dies. Look at how cute they turned out!
I made the names with the Stampin' Up! Alphabet Simple Letters (set of four) Sizzix dies, the big shot and chipboard. I love how I was able to cut the chipboard and designer series paper at the same time!

The word CHORES was cut out on the "Big Shot" using the Go Go boots Alphabet (set of 12) medium sizzlets dies.

To make the chore charts re-usable I put a window sheet over the top of the portion I write on(with a dry erase marker) so I can change their chores as needed. Crystal effects allowed me to glue it on while being nearly invisible.
Ingredient list:
113439----Big Shot Die cut Machine----$99.95
Bear Stampin' Up! Bigz Die----$23.95
117978----Beary Essentials Stampin' Up! Bigz Die----$23.95
115960----Stampin' Up! Alphabet Simple Letters (set of four) Sizzix dies----$89.95
113450----Go Go boots Alphabet (set of 12) medium sizzlets dies----$69.95
----Pawsitively Prints Designer Series Paper----$9.95
110713----On Board Chipboard book basics large(4 pieces)----$7.95
111849----chocolate chip 1" double-stitched Grosgrain ribbon----$8.95
111367----chocolate chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
114323----window sheets ----$4.95
108432----Jumbo Eyelets----$9.95
101055----crystal effects----$6.25

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Grateful for my Hostess club!

This 6x6 scrapbook page with a giant clothespin is the project we made at my Hostess club for October. It can be used as a display on your mantle or a bookshelf or go strait into your album!

Are you wondering what a hostess club is? Each month you come to my house and make an amazing project that I have designed for you. You order $20 of product out of the current Stampin' Up! catalog (anything you would like) and you get the project for FREE. The club that is currently going runs until April (I have 4 spaces open if you are interested).
The best part about being a "Hostess Club" member is that you get Hostess Benefits one of the months that your club runs.....this includes a FREE idea book and catalog a $10 value..... a minimum of 1 hostess only stamp set or decor element..... and...... AT LEAST $15 dollars of product of your choice Free!
In addition to the FREE product you get, you will make new friends, have a chance to create and you get to snack all without having to clean your house!

Product used:
115368----Falling Leaves----$21.95
100908----chocolate chip classic ink pad----$5.95
106542----more mustard 12x12 cardstock----$7.50
107102----chocolate chip 12x12 cardstock----$7.50
106544----old olive 12x12 cardstock----$7.50
107084----perfect plum12x12 cardstock----$7.50
115668----Autumn Traditions designer series paper----$9.95
109866----silver elastic cord----$4.95 (in the holiday mini)
105090----word window punch----$15.95
106630----modern label punch----$15.95
113459----Leaves #2 die----$15.95

Friday, September 25, 2009

Welcome Baby "B"

Today is a very exciting day for my family, my little sister welcomed her first child into the world! She is beautiful.
So as I looked through my cards deciding on a card to give to her a "Welcome baby" one did not quite sum it up. She had a complicated delivery and I want her to know how much we all appreciate what she did to bring this beautiful baby girl into our lives. I chose this card I got in a Convention swap. This simple yet elegant card uses the most popular stamp that Stampin' Up! sells:
As I looked through the cards I pulled the ones using the same set. This one was created by Kari Metzger.

This one was made by Angelika West

This one is by Tara Bazata

This one was created by Jill Olsen, I love glitter so this is one of my favs! She used heat and stick powder to adhere the glitter, that stuff is like magic!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Going once..going twice....SOLD!

Tonight I held a "Money Free Auction" with my hostess club members and those who have held a hostess club with me in the last Stampin' Up! year.
Each person filled out a survey when they arrived. They got points for each question they qualified for. Most of the questions were stamping related, like receive 5 points for each card you have sent out in the last 30 days. Some were not, like 5 points if you prefer the winter season as opposed to summer. They also had a chance to earn more points by bringing a pot luck dish and/or a hand stamped item. After finishing the survey they traded it in for "Stampin dollars" and the bidding began!
I had two tables covered with retired product and handmade items I have acquired over some time now.
I had a blast seeing what items were "hot". I also enjoyed visiting with my friends and eating the yummy food they brought. I should have snapped a picture of the amazing food that was brought tonight!

Sorry I did not get picture of everybody who attended, I was the auctioneer and got caught up in the bidding!!!
I plan on making this an annual event, so be sure to book a workshop or sign up for a club so you don't miss out on this next year!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Halloween Card Swaps from Founder's Circle

I wanted to share some of the swaps From Founder's Circle.

This first card had no name on the back, so I have no idea who to give the credit to....sorry.

stamp set:
116499 -----Pumpkin Patch ----$22.95 (in the holiday Mini)

This one did not have a name on it either. It uses one of my favorite stamps "Little Boo" and is in the "under $10" section in the back of the catalog. So Sweet, but so simple! You have got to love how she let the ribbon do all the talking!

Stamp set:
115558---- Little Boo---- $6.95

115616---- Pumpkin Pie 1-1/4"-- striped grosgrain ribbon -- 10 yards---- $8.95

These next two use the same stamp set:
116497 ----Twick or Tweet---- $18.95 (in the holiday mini)

the first one was created by:
Denise Sullivan

this one was made by:
Laura Milligan

I hope this gets you as excited for Halloween as I am! Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Founder's Circle Day 4

Day four of founder's Circle was amazing!
I slept in (just because I could). When I finally woke up and made my way downstairs they were setting up lunch. The dessert looked so yummy I had to snap a picture of it before I even looked at what was being served as the main dish. I chose the chocolate moose, the mint stick in it was to die for!

Lunch was a pizza bar, with several choices from plain cheese to BBQ chicken mmmm!
After lunch I went back upstairs for my in-room massage. The massage therapist Shelbie was so sweet and took away any stress that I may have had lingering.
I kicked back and relaxed in my room until the "Final Night Event". They kept this a secret as long as they could. We boarded the buses and were given a card that said either Chicken or Pork. When we registered for Founder's 2 months ago they asked which we would prefer.

After a 15 minute bus ride we arrived at a golf course. The first thing we did was all get together for our group photo of all the founder's Circle achievers. This is the view from where I was sitting during the photo.
Me and my new friend Cindy, she is a demo here in the Salt lake area.
I loved seeing all of the fun things that the demos have done with Stampin' Up's Big Shot. This is a beautiful broach made by cutting out different patterns of material with the big shot and layering it.
This is a fun and funky necklace made using the same technique.
The once again beautiful table setting. We were on the patio of the country club.

Before we sat we were informed that we were not to touch the boxes on our tables until told otherwise.
We had a few minutes to get a photo of everyone sitting at our table. Check out the amazing scenery we had to enjoy during our delicious meal.
Ok, so remember the box we were not supposed to touch? Shelli got up and gave a beautiful analogy tying our gardening and butterfly theme into our currently blooming and growing businesses. When she finished she told us to open the boxes and let the LIVE butterflies inside fly away! It was a bit different than even Shelli was expecting when half of them decided to stick around for a while.

After most of the butterflies had finally taken flight, the superb food started!
Um, can we say YUM!

The sun started to set over the redrock cliffs while were dining, the colors were awesome!

After dessert aUPS man came in asking for Shelli he was holding a box that had "CONFIDENTIAL" written all over it. We were asked to put our cameras away (sorry). All I can tell you is we saw a sneek peek of something I cannot wait to share!!!!!!

This is the last of my Founder's Circle Posts. Even though we had the next morning before I had to fly home I could not bring myself to take pictures of the last leg of my journey!

Thank you for letting me share my trip with you!