Sunday, March 29, 2009

Goody Goody Gumdrops

Here is another sample I made for a swap on SCS. But as time comes closer to the Minneapolis Regionals, I might just have to use these for my swaps there and then I would have 10 more days to come up with new swaps for my SCS swap.

paper: whisper white, tango tangerine, ridinghood red
ink: tango tangerine, ridinghood read, baja breeze, kiwi kiss, stazon
accessories: scalloped edge punch, 1/2" circle punch, crystal effects, ridinghood red ribbon

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wedding Invitations

Some people have asked to see the wedding invitations I have made. The first was for my sister. The back cover was the RSVP that was perferated and stamped with watercolor vine wheel. The second picture is of the coordinating Thank You note.

This what I made for my brother and it's a little folder. I have included pictures of both the inside and outside. Right now I can't find the coordinating Thank You note. If I find it, I will post it later.

Finally, this it the invitation that I am currently working on making 350 of. The coordinating Thank You note was posted in a previous post, also using Wonderful You and the Note Top.

If you have any questions about the specifics, feel free to email me.


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Kitten Update

We finally have a name for the kitten, Oliver. Oliver finally came out from under my bed yesterday when I got home from work, after I laid on the floor staring at him for like ten minutes. Since then, I don't think he has returned to under the bed and is very active. He "slept" with me last night, but this really entailed walking all over me and leaving claw marks on my back and chest. I don't think he's eaten or used his litter box, which does worry me some. We have a vet visit next Monday.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

More Samples

The first is the Thank You note that I'm making for the wedding that I'm also making the invites for. It's all Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: Wonderful You, Elegant Thank You
Paper: Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla
Ink: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Big Shot Top Note, Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon

The next one uses Itty Bitty Buds and is for a swap that I signed up for on SCS and I will probably use as one of my swaps for Minneapolis Regionals.
Paper: Whisper White, Barely Banana, Pink Pirouette, Lovely Lilac, Bashful Blue
Ink: Barely Banana, Pink Pirouette, Lovely Lilac, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Striped Pink Pirouette Ribbon

The UPS Man

I used to love when the UPS man came to deliver my Stampin' Up! goodies, but look what he brought me today! (Actually, I think my UPS deliverer is a female.) Somehow within the next month I'm supposed to turn this into 350 wedding invitations!!

New Kitty

My condo association just recently changed its bylaws and I am now able to get a cat. So here he is!! There is no name yet, I'm letting TC decide that.

Isn't he sweet?

Look at what TC (my boyfriend) sent me at work today! 18 red roses to tell me that he loves me.

Monday, March 16, 2009

A Sample

This was CASED from Stamper's Showcase (available only to demonstrators) made with Wow Flowers.
Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss
Ink: Pacific Point
Accessories: Punches

All Stampin' Up!


Welcome and thanks for stopping by. So I've been to many blogs and have been highly impressed and inspired by so many people. I can only hope that someday someone will be as inspired as I am every day by something I have here. I am trying to stamp/scrap on a more consistent basis and hope that by having someplace to be accountable to for updates, I will be more inspired to do so. I also would like to participate in more sketch challenges and it seems to me that the easiest way to participate is to link my blog with my samples to the sketches.

I am also a Stampin' Up! demonstrator trying to finally get my business up as a business. For the past few years I have been my best customer and the times have finally caught up to me and I can no longer afford to continue to do this. I just can't seem to give it up though, I love the people that I meet, as customers and other demonstrators, and would greatly miss them if I quit. That being said any feedback about my samples, classes, etc is very welcome.

So this weekend, I participated in my very first craft show. I got what I wanted to get out of it, if not more, so I'm very satisfied with how it turned out. I brought cards that I made and retired stamp sets too sell. I also had the catalogs available for orders. I registered to participate in another show later this month in Lakeville, so hopefully that will be just as successful, if not more.

Below are pictures of how I had my table laid out, but I think that I need to rearrange it so that the main focus are the cards and catalog orders. I feel that I used too much room to display my retired stamp sets that it was not clear what I was trying to sell.

Later I will also post some samples of the cards that I made for the show and what I'm currently working on for swaps for Regionals in April.