Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cheryl Lafore's 3-D Cupcake Card

This card is so hard to put into words how amazing it is. There is so much detail that no camera could EVER show it off. We all know I have a SLIGHT obsession with the whole cupcake trend right now, so this card is singin' my favorite tune.

You thought the outside was amazing? Well then have a seat before you see the over the top inside. That is right ladies and gentlemen it is 3-D!!!!
This card along with all of my Artisan swaps will never be used as a greeting card. I have a little shelf that will display ALL of them. So thank you to all of these amazing ladies who put so much hard work into such wonderful pieces of art.

I am wishing you a wonderful day!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The WINNER of My First Blog Candy EVER is.....

Thank you soooooo much for those of you who submitted a comment throughout the last week. I am super excited to pop this little package in the mail for
DawnKathleen who said
"Awesome blog! Your creativity in an inspiration! Thanks for a chance to win a great blog candy!"
DawnKathleen send me your address @ and your goodies will be on their way.

I found it so sweet at how many people thanked ME for the chance at Blog Candy. I wish I could personally thank each person who takes time out of their day to look at my little craft corner. Thank you ALL for stopping in and giving me your time.

I am doing another BLog Candy coming up soon...... My craft Room is almost done and I feel like celebrating..... now you can join in the celebration too!!!


Monday, August 29, 2011

Connie Collins flip flops and Thank You Card

You will be able to tell from this post that Connie Collins is a wonderful woman who goes above and beyond the call of duty. Connie is the one who organized the Artisan Award Winners Blog Hop and she designed all of our watermarks for the hop.
These Stinkin' cute flip flops are made with Stampin' Up!s fabric. Connie removed the plastic "toe things" (Wow....I honestly cannot think of a better name at the moment), and used the Big Shot Fabric Adhesive to iron it right on. YEAH, that is right.....FABRIC WITHOUT SEWING!!!!! I love it!!!
Connie took it to the next level by tying the Striped Melon Mambo bows on them. She made tons of extras as to make sure that everyone would be able to get one in their own size. No way am I putting these on my feet! They are going on display! I am so serious, I even picked a pair to match my (soon to be) Craft Room.
Here is where we see Connie's "above and beyond" come out. She made 2 swaps for us.Connie used the Fun Flowers Big Shot Die to create these spirited flowers. I don't think I could ever stress enough how simple the Big Shot can make crafting. Just run some of Stampin' Up!s designer Series paper through it (you can do 8 layers at a time) and have these!!! I love all the layering on this card. Layering is a great way to give a card a major POW.

See you Tomorrow

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Jenn Picard's Gratitude Card

Pictures (especially ones from my camera) do not do this amazingly beautiful card justice. I didn't sit close to Jenn at the Artisan dinner, however I was able to learn a little about her when we all shared a bit about ourselves and what inspired us to enter the contest. She brought me to tears as she told how she was a professional make-up artist, until she was in a car accident that did a lot of damage to her shoulder. The accident left her unable to continue with her career. She has since been able to express her creativity through Stampin' up! and loves what she does!
I can't tell you how much I love the finial press embossing folder that Jenn used on her Gratitude card!!! SOOOOO elegant!
She really seems to have mastered the vintage look. the card is complete when you see the coordinating inside. She has tied in all of the accessories very well.
I am so "grateful" to have met such an amazing woman!
Thanks for peeking in today, see you tmorrow.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Merry Merry by Heather Klump

Yuck! A new camera is in my near future people I promise!!!!!
Now far from "yuck" is this beautiful layout of a card made by Heather (what a great name) Klump.
At least you can see the crazy detail in this picture! Heather used the new Petite Pennants Stamp set and coordinating punch. LOVE IT!!!! Thanks Heather!
Don't miss is the last day to leave a comment and have YOUR chance to win the blog candy that I am giving away! Check out last Saturday's post or more details.
See you tomorrow.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Thank You Packet by Laura Mellenger

WOW! My digital camera is mad at me!!! We had a great friendship when I got it as a present back in the late 70's (just kidding). It is pretty old though. I really wish it would work with me enough to get a pic of Laura Mellengers Yummy thank you treat packet.
She put a labor of love into this adorable multi-pocketed creation!
Seeing all of these projects shows why these amazingly talented women are this years Artisan Award winners!

Thanks for Stopping by!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hobby Lobby Card Class

Love these Cards? Want to make them? Then don't miss my "Birthday Bliss" card class. Only $5 for all four cards!

All supplies provided

Hobby Lobby in Lehi

Saturday, September 24th

11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.


My house in Eagle Mountain

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

sign up by Sept 1st @

and you get to bring a friend for FREE!!

Heidi Kings Halloween Wand

While having dinner with Heidi I learned that she has a MAJOR passion for Halloween. I think she has done an amazing job expressing that passion with this Halloween Wand.
If you followed the blog hop you might have noticed the card that has an element similar to this wand. I am so excited to put this in a little rose bud jar and display it with all of my Halloween decorations in the coming months. Is it October YET?

Don't forget to leave comments all week to get a chance to win my BLOG CANDY!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Heather Summers' Convention Trinket box

Ok, so before I jump into this next AMAZING project I have to apologize; my camera is acting up again. Sorry about the quality of the pictures (or lack there of)!

Heather Summers made this sweet trinket box using My Digital Studio. She is a MDS genius!!!! If you thought Digital Scrapbooking is only for Scrapbooking you are in for a treat!
Heather took the time to make each of our boxes personalized. Did you notice that she used the DVD cases that our clear stamps are stored in now. You can buy them in packs of four to create endless projects.
Heather didn't stop with the box, inside is a stunning bookmark that she added ribbon, brads, a simply adorned trinket key and a simply adorned bauble to.

Thank you for stopping by today. Leave a comment for a chance to win BLOG CANDY!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Springtime Vintage Purse by Sandra Farrell

This beautiful creation was given to me by Sandra Farrell. I am sure you recognize the material (it is the same that I used on my Artisan dress). She created several different versions including some using the new Flirtatious material.
I love that you can tell how much care she put into these purses. She even took the time to line the inside of each of them. Thank you Sandra!!!!
Don't forget Blog Candy is still going on. If you have left a comment leave another one on any or all of the posts throughout the week, there is no limit. If you haven't make sure you do, FREE stamps and accessories are on the line!!!!
See you tomorrow!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Summer Stone's Cupcake Card

Summer Stone One of the Artisan Award Winners created this card for our swap. I love this card due to the fact that it uses the punch that is nearest and dearest to my heart... the cupcake punch.
I love the color combo and layering.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Creative Amy

This is another swap that I received from one of the Concept Artists from Stampin' UP, Amy. I can't for the life of me remember her last name.
I love how bright and cheery this is!! She used the new triple layer punch on the fishtail pennant. One of my favorite parts of this card is the envelope, she used the postage stamp punch to make a fun edge. Holding the whole thing together is one of the new mini clothes pins.... LOVE IT!!
See you tomorrow

Saturday, August 20, 2011

My First Blog Candy EVER!!!

Here it is..... As promised!!!!! Blog Candy, This could be yours, all you have to do is leave a comment (or as many as you would like) between now and next Saturday. I will choose a random winner to receive ALL of this!

This blog Candy includes a handmade card, a roll of the Satin Chocolate Chip ribbon , a roll of the Pear Pazzaz ribbon, the new in-color Designer printed brads and a stamp set. The stamp set is one of my fav hostess stamp set ever!
Don't miss out! I can't wait to hear your comments!!!

Wish big

I showed you my swap that I made for the Artisan Award dinner, well now you get to see all of the amazing swaps I received!
Not only did I get to swap with the other Artisans, but the Concept Artists also participated in our swap. These incredibly talented women design cards, scrapbook layouts and 3-D items for the Stampin' Up! idea book and catalog. I felt like I was in the presence of Royalty (Stampin' Up! Royalty anyway).
This Card was designed and created by Melody Hyde, she is in her first year as a Concept Artist with Stampin' up!. She originally designed this for the catalog (you can see it in there for yourself if you would like).
I love seeing this card close up and having the chance to see the little details that you don't get to see in the catalog.
Thanks for looking today.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Artisan Award Dinner place settings

One of my FAVORITE parts of winning the Artisan Award was having dinner with the other nine winners and some of the "big wigs" from Stampin' UP!s home office (including Shelli). My camera was not behaving as a good little camera should, so I had to borrow my friend/ downline's camera. I still need to get the pictures of the actual dinner from her, however until then I have pictures of the place settings that were created just for our dinner.
All of these match the invitation we received in the mail inviting us to the dinner. I have the invite packed up in a box somewhere. As soon as I have my craft room together I will get a picture of that also.

We all had place cards assigning us seats. The adorable name cards were held up by card holders that were available in the "Memento Mall" a demonstrator only area to shop at convention.

Even our menus were Stampified!!!
The best part of the dinner was the "favor".
Just after dinner we opened up these up and found that each of us had our own personalized Artisan Stamp made for us. I can't wait to actually use this!!!
Satmpin' UP! went above and beyond what I ever could have expected. I enjoyed the food, obviously the table setting AND the company. It was so fun to chat with each of these unique women and learn their story.
BLOG CANDY is tomorrow.......

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Buy 3 Get 1 Free

Hey guys! Don't miss out on this great special!!!!!!!

Dates: August 1-31, 2011

Promotion Details:
During August, you will get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper when they buy three! This is a limited-time offer so stock up on all your favorites today, including brand-new designs from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.

Things to Remember

  • Orders may be placed on any order type (customer, , workshop, or online).
  • There is no limit to the number of free packages of Designer Series Paper a you can earn.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered in Hostess free does not qualify for the promotion.
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Hostess Designer Series Paper are not part of this promotion and cannot be redeemed through this offer.
  • Ordering deadlines:
    • Phone: Wednesday, August 31, 2011; 6:00 PM (MT)
    • Online: Wednesday, August 31, 2011; 11:50 PM (MT)

My craft room......BEFORE

So we moved at the beginning of July, to a house that has space for my very own craft room. The only problem is that it is not done yet. We pulled out all of the carpeting so we can put in wood floors and we are going to paint of course. For those of you who know me are aware that I have been running my business out of my apartment for the last 4 years. I think the only person who is more excited about my craft room is my husband. He can finally sit down in a living room that does not look like a craft store!
We have finished the painting and are ready to put the floors in now. I am crossing my fingers that it is started tomorrow.
Keep checking in for more great project ideas and to see the finished craft room (hopefully sooner than later)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Flowers to "die" for

I made this adorable bucket of flowers to go in my new house. We just moved from a 2 bedroom apartment that had no room to an actual house! We are loving it. I have had a ball decorating. One of my favorite things to do is to tie Stampin ' Up! into my decor.
I used the Island floral Big Shot die to cut all of these out, then I crumpled them up, sponged ink on them and put them together with a variety of brads. I used some cheap floral wire and a bucket I had received at Founder's Circle. TaDa!!!!!
More stuff tomorrow and don't forget Blog Candy is coming up too!