Saturday, July 31, 2010

Concord Crush is Yummy!

I never thought I would be into vintage style for card making, but I am totally loving it! Stampin' Up!'s new catalog has some wonderful new products that I am super excited about! And there is more to come! ;)

This was a swap I did for convention and although it was time consuming (I had to cut out all those F's!) I love it!

Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Concord Crush
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Concord Crush
Accessories: Victoria Crochet Trim, Antique Brads, Modern Label Punch, Petal Card Punch, Basic Pearls

Don't you just love those Antique Brads and the Crochet Trim? Oh and the pearls! AHHHHHHH!


Monday, July 26, 2010

Convention Time Again!

Can you believe another year has passed? I just returned from another fun trip to Salt Lake City for Stampin' Up!'s annual convention and I had so much fun! I learned some fun new techniques that I can't wait to share with my customers and I had a blast with my friends! I've been waiting to share this swap because I didn't want to ruin the surprise, but here is what I did for a Christmas Card swap at Stampin Addicts meet and greet! Isn't it just so adorable? I was just so pleased with this card and anyone that signs up for my Christmas Card Class in October will get to make it!


Saturday, July 3, 2010

Rag Quilt Purse

I am a purse freak! Really, ask my husband and he will tell you! I love purses. I swear I was born holding a purse! Anyway, imagine my delight when I realized I could combine two of my great loves . . . purses and Stampin' Up! Doesn't seem likely does it? Well that is what I thought until I saw what people were doing with fabric and their Big Shot Machine! Even though I found these creations all over the place, I never thought I could actually do it. I don't sew. I used a sewing machine once to make some VERY simple curtains and that was like 14 years ago! When I get a hole in clothing or a button falls off I throw it away! Anyway, in April I attended a Stampin' Up! Regional Seminar and got to hang out with some friends when I arrived! The plan was to hit a couple of scrapbook stores and quilt shops. While browsing the quilt shops I was talking to my friend Kim at Stichin n Stampin' about how much I love purses and I would love to make one of those Rag Quilt Purses that I see everywhere and she told me how easy it would be and gave me all kinds of advice on how to do it and what I would need to get started. I ended up buying some fabric. Upon returning home Kim was kind enough to send me some different varieties of batting to try! As usual, life got busy, the fabric began collecting dust and I didn't have hopes of ever getting to it! (I even talked my mom into giving me her old sewing machine that was collecting dust!) If you are still reading this, I bet you are wondering if I have a point, well I do :) Last weekend I decided to blow the dust off the fabric and sewing machine and make my first Rag Quilt Purse! As I said, I am not a sewer, so this took some trial and error and my sewing wasn't perfect, but, I love this purse!! I am using it and I have gotten more compliments on it than any other purse I've ever carried and I've only been carrying it for 3 days! So, you wanna see it???

What do you think? Pretty isn't it?! Of course purple is my favorite color. I watched the videos over at Chic' n Scratch and she does an awesome job of instructing you on how to make this!
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Thursday, July 1, 2010

News Flash! News Flash! News Flash! News Flash! News Flash!

Have you heard the latest news???? Stampin' Up! released a brand new catalog today and let me tell you it is BEAUTIFUL! I just can't tell you how excited I am about this catalog. The new colors are gorgeous! There are new accessories, new stamps, new ribbon! oh my! There is a link on the sidebar to the left, you can download a pdf of the catalog or you can go to my website and see it there! If you want to see it in person, come to my open house next week! You will also get to make a card using new product and see some of the new accessories. You can find more information on my website!

This new catalog has motivated me, so hopefully I will update my blog more :)