Thursday, January 31, 2008

Want to join my Marker Club?

This is a great time to sign up for a marker club and get the marker caddy as well, without having to spend all the money at once. Just make four monthly payments of $44.95 (this includes all shipping and tax) and in return each month you will get a color family of markers plus a pack of coordinating assorted 8.5x11 card stock.

In the fourth month you'll also receive the marker caddy, an assorted pack of 8.5x11 neutrals card stock, a level 1 hostess set of your choice and a Sale-A-Bration product of your choice.

What a deal!

But this only happens once a year, since two marker orders must be placed during Sale-A-Bration for every member to receive a free Sale-A-Bration product of his or her choice. So if you want to take advantage of this opportunity you need to e-mail me at ASAP.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Stamp Camp ~ 2008

Well the First Stamp Camp of 2008 was this past Saturday and the new Spring Summer Collection 2008 catalog was debuted!

Each stamper had a few goodies at her place...candies, card supplies, Valentine Day's Bundle promo information and an order form.

Here is a view of the conference room where we have the Stamp Camp each month.

A view of the 5 cards we made in class.

Here are some of the new supplies Stampin' Up! is offering...felt flowers, rub ons, new Designer Series Paper...

Here are samples of the cards I have made...

more samples...

Pam, Gloria, Irene

Here is one of the Valentine Cards we made using the Happy Heart Day Stamp Set which is part of the Valentine's Day Bundle

Here is the 2nd Valentine's Day card we made

Here is Pam and myself (I am so please I have lost 15 lbs in the past month on NutriSystem and working out at the health club next door - I do aqua fitness classes 3x a week!)

Here is one of the Embrace Life cards we made...

Here is another Embrace Life card we made...



Friday, January 25, 2008

Valentine's Day Card

I am getting gear up for tomorrow Stamp Camp! These are little goodies that I will place at each person's work space. The medium cellophane bags are from the Valentine's Day Bundle that Stampin' Up! is promoting this month and inside are little heart gummies. They are tied with the tag from the Happy Heart Day stamp set and the new real red striped grosgrain ribbon.

I just saw this cute Valentine's card on Audra's Blog. So cute! I had to cAse it. She said she cAsed it too lol...

stamp set: happy heart day
ink: basic black
cardstock: whisper white, real red & regal rose
accessories: 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop circle punch, 5/8" regal rose ribbon, markers, spica glitter pens

I went back and tweaked the bird - I used so saffron watercolor crayon and a blender pen to soften him up and I added the rhinestone in the flower...

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Updates and cAsing....

I presented this card on Monday and thought I needed to go back and add depth to the flower - well I tried a few things and decided a little linen thread was all that was needed
stamps: so many scallops (SAB), brocade basics
paper: rose red, old olive, chocolate chip, soft sky
ink: rose red, white craft ink
accessories: button, 5/8" chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon, mat pak

These cards below also used the SAB So Many Scallops stamp set but I used the birthday stamp instead. I think it would be a great card for a little boy. I made a long card and a mini card. I cAsed from Patty and someone else but I can not remember who - I need to be better at keeping track of all your great ideas!!!!

stamps: so many scallops (SAB)
paper: Simply Scrappin - Summer Days
ink: real red, pumpin pie, always artichoke, blissful blue markers
accessories: button, pumpkin pie grosgrain ribbon, pop up glue dots, spica glitter pen (lemon)
tools: scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1-1/4" circle punch

Now its time for cAsing Kristina. Love her stuff!!! This is my version of her MACM card she debuted this past Monday. I too did not have any of the special needles and sewing tools and I did this at like 2am last night. But I wanted to give it a try it ;) I used chocolate chip rather than basic gray cardstock and I used kraft taffeta ribbon instead of basic gray.

stamps: polka dot background stamp
cardstock: sage shadow, chocolate chip, very vanilla
ink: sage shadow
ribbon: pretty in pink and kraft taffeta ribbon
tools: paper piercer and mat pack

And this is her MACM from last week. I LOVE the Simply Scrappin - Crew Kids Girl kit! I tweaked a bit and still feel like I need to do something different with the bird - it is too bright. I colored it with a spica glitter pen (I think lemon but maybe gold). I also meant to put a rhinestone on the center of the flower. So I will go back and tweak some more tonight. I did not have the Thanks I needed that stamp so I used A Little Birdie Told Me.

stamps: a little birdie told me
paper: kraft, basic gray, whisper white, Simply Scrappin - Crew Kids Girl
ink: basic black, regal rose, wild wasabi, so saffron, pumpkin pie, COPIC Spica Glitter Pen Set
ribbon: 5/8" regal rose wide grosgrain

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Chicago has 2 of the Top 9 Unique Structure soon to be built

I live in the Loop and across the street a new building is being built called Aqua - condo/apartment building and is planned to be completed in 2009 in Chicago. This is one of the 9 Unique structures being built in the world! It begins on the 53rd floor and soars 81-stories, it’ll only be when you get close and look up that you can appreciate the ripple/jelly effect created by variously sized balconies from top to bottom.

The phenomenal Chicago Spire, when completed in 2011, will be the world’s tallest residential building and the tallest building of any kind in the western world. It is seemingly modeled on the image of a giant drill poking through the ground, the 609m structure will dominate the Chicago skyline.

Happy Heart Day

cAsed but again I don't know where...I went to make this card about a week ago AFTER I had placed my order for Stamp Camp. I had thought I had bought Happy Heart Day in my last big order - well that was in December when we could purchase some sets before the catalog debuted and this was not one of them lol so I had to place an emergency order tsk tsk


stamps: happy heart day
paper: regal rose, pretty pink, chocolate chip, whisper white, berry bliss dsp
ink: basic gray, pretty in pink, regal rose, basic black
accessories: pop up glue dots, pretty in pink taffeta ribbon, spica glitter pens
tools: scallop circle punch,
1 3/8" circle punch, 1-1/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, blender pens

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Well by now you have probably heard the tragic news, Heath Ledger died this evening from a possible a drug over dose - What shame!

Update: It appears we may have to quickly concluded he had may have been accidental and Ledger had pneumonia at the time of his death.

What is even more a shame is his little daughter Matilda will grow up without knowing her Daddy.

Here is some facts...

-- Born Heath Andrew Ledger, April 4, 1979 in Perth, Australia
-- Son of a French teacher and race car driver/mining engineer
-- Graduated high school early at 16 and began to pursue a career in acting
-- Made his first big screen splash in the US in 1999 as Patrick Verona in "10 Things I Hate About You"
-- Dated Naomi Watts in 2002
-- Won a ShoWest Award for the Male Star of Tomorrow based on his performance in "The Patriot"
-- Named one of Australian GQ's Men of the Year for acting, 2003
-- In 2005, he received a Golden Globe nomination for "Best Actor in a Drama" for "Brokeback Mountain"
-- Heath becomes engaged to Michelle Williams, whom he met on the set of "Brokeback Mountain"
-- Daughter Matilda Rose born October 28, 2005
-- Academy Award Best Actor nominee for his role in "Brokeback Mountain", 2006
-- Williams and Ledger split in August, 2007
-- Heath found dead in NYC at the age of 28, January 22, 2008

Rest in Peace

Monday, January 21, 2008

Under the Weather

again, cAsed and don't remember who - sorry!

stamps: a little bird told me
paper: whisper white
ink: basic black, apricot appeal, almost amethyst, certainly celery
accessories: aqua painter

Sale-A-Bration 2008

I cAsed this from someone (sorry I don't know who lol) and they cAsed it from something similar in the SAB mini.

stamps: sab, brocade basics
paper: rose red, old olive, chocolate chip, soft sky
ink: rose red, white craft ink
accessories: button, 5/8" chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon, mat pak

I am thinking of going back to this and creating some depth with the flower itself - maybe using a different colored button and/or cutting out the scallop and the stamp image in separate parts. Stay tuned!

Embrace Life again...

Stamps: embrace life
Paper: white, celery
Ink: basic black
Accessories: su rub on, pearls, celery marker

I cAsed this from
jul80566 on SCS. I messed up when I did the rub on onto the card below because another rub on transferred onto the paper as well (learned my lesson t0 cut out the one you want to use do not rub onto the paper directly form the sheet... so some certainly celery grosgrain solved the problem ;) Actually it makes the original one look like it needs something more.

The Silver Cloud aka the Bean

On the way to one of my fav restaurant...Park Grill through Millennium Park.