Saturday, August 30, 2008

Monkeying Around

What a day fun filled day! Matt got the hot tub cover fixed thanks to 70 mph wind and we got the kids' trampoline up. We jumped around until we couldn't jump any more!!! The kids had a blast!! It was so fun to watch them monkeying around. To top it off I even got an hour to stamp...yeah! Now I'm going to beat my husband and brother at Wii Sports!

Project Supplies: Sock Monkey & Simple Saying (Retired) Stamp Set, Basic Black, Baja Breeze, Whisper White and Riding Hood Red Cardstock, SU Gel Pen, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, Ribbon and Scallop Punch, Craft White, Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red Ink.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Kids Card Pack

I made these kids card packs for fundraisers in the past. I needed a little something extra to go with a gift we got my girlfriend's daughter, her party is tonight. I thought this would be perfect as I just stocked up 50 boxes of crayons, at $.22 each you can't go wrong and the fact I'm stamping and posting this as I'm walking out the door. I used my Pun Fun Stamp set and made a white card for each of the stamps in that set, added envelopes, stamped a cute little tag...added crayons and presto I'm done. Hope you like!

My Mummy

I saw this idea somewhere and I thought these mummy treat holders would be a fun gift for the kids at school or serve as festive table decoration. They are really simple to make, which is a good thing as I have to make 40!

To make these this is what you'll need:
  • Toilet tissue tubes
  • White Paper
  • Clear Packing tape
  • Roll of 2-inch wide gauze
  • Craft Glue (I used glue dots)
  • Googly eyes
  • Small Candies (I would use different stuff then what I put in them...this is all I had on hand)

For each holder, trace one end of the empty tissue tube onto a piece of white paper, then cut out the circle, making it slightly smaller than your trace line. (If you fold the paper into a few layers, you can cut out several circles at once.) Cut the tube in half (you can make two holders per tube) and tape the paper circle to the bottom of each one. Wrap a 2 to 2 1/2 strip of gauze around the tube, first taping the beginning of the gauze to the tube. Gently stretch and twist the gauze as you wrap it to give it some dimension. When you've covered the tube, cut the gauze and tuck the end under a nearby layer. Finally, glue on googly eyes (or use self-adhesive kind), then fill the mummy with candy treats. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Little of This a Lot of That

To give you an update...I haven't posted in awhile due to the twins being sick. Adison came down with Strep Throat last week, we also had Aiden tested as they do EVERYTHING together! Aiden came out fine....never gave it another thought. He's had this barking cough for a few weeks now, thinking it was allergies we (doctor included) kinda brushed it off. Then the nose bleeds started and coughing until he was sick....I took him in and found out he has a strep infection in his lungs. He is now doing nebulizer treatments numerous times a day along with antibiotics, plus we are trying to keep his activity level low so he doesn't stress his lungs any more then he has to. So, in a nut shell by the end of the day, I've been too tired to stamp. (Sorry)

Tonight I did make a card that I saw a few weeks ago on splitcoast (I totally cased this one, thanks bsktnstamp) when I saw it I knew I had to make it!! I'm sending it to my cousin, Betty who is heading to Mayo Clinic at the end of September. I know it will brighten her day, just knowing we are thinking about her. As everyone I know is getting sick or is sick, I hope this finds you well!

Project Supplies: Sincere Salutations Stamp Set, Pretties Kit, Chocolate Chip Ribbon (Retired), Bella Rose Designer Paper, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip Cardstock, SU Scallop Punch (new) and Friskers Scoring Blade. (Hard to see the scoring on the top, used to make it look like a quilted design).

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Growing Up

Hard to believe our kids can grow up in an instant. I remember when each of my children were born, people would repeatedly say "enjoy every moment because it goes by in a instant" true!! I don't know where the time has gone, seems like yesterday the twins were born. They are now 4 and heading off to preschool in a week, Ashton starts first grade tomorrow. I don't know what I am going to do without Ashton by my side all day, I'm sure it will take the twins time to adjust also. They follow her around and bug her most of the day!! I am sad to see them growing up so fast, but excited for them entering this new stage of independence and learning. Tomorrow I'm sure there will many photos taken, in hopes to freeze time as I know it. Later to preserve those memories in my scrapbooks, so someday we can look back on how fast they really did grow up.

Strawberry Gift Basket
Matching 3x3 Note Cards
(Teacher Gift)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Stawberry Basket

I'm back! I squeezed in a couple hours tonight to clean up my craft room and work on a gift for Ashton's 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Woodbury. Ashton's first day of school will be on Thursday, wish me luck getting everyone up in the morning!!! (Our practice run) I finally got around to making those cute strawberries I've been seeing everywhere. (I filled mine with a Hershey Kiss) I have added a link to the pattern, check it out....they are fun and addicting! I also plan on making a matching 3x3 card set to go along with the strawberry basket tomorrow if I have time. I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel....

Project Supplies: Tart & Tangy Stamp Set, Rose Red Designer Prints Paper, Always Artichoke, Pretty in Pink and Rose Red Cardstock, SU Ribbon, Glue Dots, Rose Red & Always Artichoke Ink, Scallop & Circle Punches along with the Mat Pack, Hershey Kisses and Pink Shredded Paper.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Crazy Life!

So sorry I've left everyone hanging for the past few weeks...things have gotten a little crazy around here! It won't settle down until my oldest daughter starts school next week Thursday, then I'll have "ME" time again and I'll be back posting. (Plus Adding More Blog Candy) I just really needed this extra time with my family and getting my life organized. Can't wait to show off stuff from the "new" catalog....

Thursday, August 7, 2008

It's Here!!!

I woke up this morning to a box of Stampin' Up Catalog's on my kitchen counter. They must have came yesterday while I was out having fun and my husband found them in the garage or the Stampin' Fairy was here while I was sleeping??? Either one I'm so excited! I can't wait to to get my hands on all the cool new papers and stamp sets. My wish list is SOOO long! I've been waiting for new stuff!! I'll have every page memorized by this we wait until August 11th to order.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Never Before Seen Promotions

Wow, lots of exciting stuff happening at Stampin' Up.....Awesome new products coming out like the Sizzix Big Shot and more home decor' items. Plus Stampin Up is rolling out some great promotions. I thought I better share some of these with you as I have been horrible about sending out e-mails....I only have 2 short weeks before school begins here and I'm starting to panic. (Squeezing in as much fun as we can...crazy) Here are our current and upcoming promotions! (Also enclosed a card I made this evening, I think the wine I was drinking tonight took away all my creative juices....still can't decide if I like it or not???)

  • Never Before Seen Promotion: From August 11 through September 30, Stampin' Up! is providing never-before-seen savings on brand-new stamp sets: 15% off select new, die-cut stamp sets from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog--no additional purchase necessary. (I have added a link under my monthly specials for you to view the flyer.)

  • Fall & Winter Sampler Promotion: Hostess Incentive: October 1-November 30, 2008 Host a $350 workshop and choose one stamp set from the Fall-Winter Sampler for free. Plus a Product Offer: December 1, 2008-January18, 2009 Spend $20 and get 20 percent off any stamp set from the Fall-Winter Sampler. (Your Fall-Winter Sampler should be arriving soon)

  • $99 Mini Starter Kit Promotion: From August 11-October 11, potential recruits will have the option of becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator by purchasing one of three special mini Starter Kits* priced at $99. (Contact me for more information on the mini starter kit)

Project Supplies: Wow Flowers Stamp Set, Bella Rose Designer Paper, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White. SU Scallop & Circle Punches, Riding Hood Red Ink, Dimensionals and Rhinestone Brad.

Monday, August 4, 2008

August Blog Candy Winner

Good morning and congratulations to Courtney, She is August's blog candy winner. She will enjoy a sampler pack of Stampin' Up's new "In Color Cardstock" and also a sneak peek at our Bella Rose Designer Paper. This is what Courtney posted: "I love to share a really good card pattern. Nothing better than making up a sample that you love and sending out happy mail to people close to you!" Congratulations again Courtney and thank you to everyone that left comments over the weekend.

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