Friday, October 15, 2010

Stamp Out Cancer October 30th

I wanted to share the news about a really special event from my stamp group:

Want a fun time stamping for a great cause? Then come to South Austin on Saturday, October 30th to "Stamp Out Cancer", a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen organization to fight breast cancer.

For $15 you will make 5 cards (one design) with the pink ribbon, along with envelopes to send them to the women you love. You'll get to have a fun time and know that your participation helped make a difference to a woman who is fighting against this disease, with the hope that one day breast cancer will be a thing of the past.

All RSVPs must be received by October 18th to allow time to get your packet ready. Our goal? 100 stampers! Please email me if you'd like to be a part of this amazing event, and I'll give you all the details. Tell your friends, too!

Prior to the event there will be a retired stamp sale hosted by several local Stampin' Up demonstrators. Stamp sale starts at 9:30 a.m. and goes until 10 a.m., then the stamping starts at 10:10 sharp.

I hope to see you there!

All the best,



So we didn't have as big of a turnout as we would have liked, but we still had a fun time chatting and crafting. I hope next time we'll see more people out for any events we have, as they are a blast!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

My first video tutorial


I love, love, LOVE stamping. But more than anything, I love sharing it with people I care about. Many friends and family members stamp with me. We live all over the place though, so it's difficult to find time together. That's what spurred this idea to create video tutorials.

This is my first video, and in theory, these things should only get better as I do more of them... right? I sure hope so! lol

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and check it out. :)

<a href="">LinkedTube</a>

If there something in the Stampin' Up! catalog that you've always wondered "What does that do?" please send me a message and I'll see what I can do to help you out.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I'm a demonstrator!

I recently became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator because I enjoy crafting very much. It's very rewarding to create something by hand to share with the people you care for. If you want more information about Stampin’ Up!’s exciting products or the opportunities you can have as a demonstrator, please contact me.
I'm merging this blog with the Stampin' Up! one, so you're going to see some post-dated entries, but once that's all squared away I plan on being much more diligent in showing you all the things I'm working on. :)
I am super excited!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Robot Birthday

I made this card for one of my co-workers... in January... of last year -- that's how behind I am! I think robot stuff is so fun, and I'm happy that stamp makers are picking up on this trend! I found a great pack of designer paper from Jo-Ann's called Generation Tech. It was a pack full of video game/technology themed papers. This binary code sheet seemed a perfect background for the card. Then I embossed the nuts and bolts on the side in silver.

For this card I used:
Card stock: Kraft (base), Generation Tech (DSP), Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss and Basic Gray.
Stamps: Lots of Bots (SU!)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Coworker Commissions

Last year one of my supervisors had requested some cards from me for his wife, for Valentine's and her birthday (there's only 5 days difference between the two). Well this year I was pre-emptive and brought some for him to choose from beforehand. He was very appreciative and this is what he chose:

For his wife's birthday:
I love, love, LOVE punny things, so I had to get this set. I'm also digging this new DSP called Razzleberry Lemonade -- the color combinations are so perfect. It's probably the fastest pack I've gone through... I'm about to have to order more!

For this card I used:
Card stock - Kraft (base), Melon Mambo, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP and White
Stamps - Comfort Food (SU!)

And for Valentine's Day:
I learned a great watercolor technique from Kim at Stamp-a-rama during stamp club and that's how I made the rose. I had been on the fence about getting that stamp set but making this definitely convinced me to spring for it.

For this card I used:
Card stock - Kraft (base), Razzleberry Lemonade DSP and White (photopaper)
Stamps - Yummy (SU!) and Fifth Avenue Floral (SU!)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Graffiti Birthday Card

I tend to have lots of real cutesy stamps, but I wanted to make a card that had a bit of different feel, and I'm pretty happy with what I was able to do.

For this card I used:
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay (Base) and White
Stamps: Alphabet Soup (SU!) and Extreme Elements (SU!)

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Card Catch-up!

Ok I've done a cruddy job of being up to date in the new year. I hardly remember November and December at all -- it's a big blur! It was super busy... it makes me think of the the John Lennon quote "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

Regardless of how hectic it was, it has been an extremely happy time. (But I'm also glad for a little breather to pay attention to the blog.)

So today I'll spend some time catching up slowly until I get up to present day stuff. But first -- here's a look at some November birthday celebrations.

My older sister had a birthday (I'll refrain from posting her age, as a courtesy). I thought this Thoreau quote was perfect for her. She has lots of great ideas, so we bought her a book on entrepreneur/business type stuff. I think she'll do really well with whatever she chooses to pursue.

For this card I used:
Cardstock: Kraft (base), Chocolate Chip, Sweets Pack DSP and White
Stamps: Live Your Dreams (SU!)

This next card is for my younger niece's birthday. Her birthday was actually in September (on the same day as my brother's birthday), but I wasn't able to come out until November because of my work schedule. She likes sweets alot, so I thought this was a cute theme.

For this card I used:
Card stock - Kraft (base), Chocolate Chip, and Sweets Pack DSP and White
Stamps: Bitty Birthday (SU!)

This last one was for my older niece. She plays the viola so I chose a music background. It's neat seeing my nieces grow up and really become their own people.

For this card I used:
Card stock - Kraft (base), Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Sweets Pack DSP and White
Stamp: Animal Crackers (SU!)