Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Here is another great gift given to me by my Up line Melissa.
This is using the microscope slides...good luck finding them! And the great technique Melissa showed to all at the VB regional.
Hugs and A
Happy New Year!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Off for a drive in the Mountains...

Which might not be a good thing!
I'm flying to Nashville TN Bright and early Sat morning to drive a U-Haul with a car towed behind, to bring My Aunt Back to eastern VA...so happy she is coming.
Just a little stressed over the drive, especially through the Mountains. I drive a Bus so it should be a piece of cake right, except I drive on flat (Near the beach) land. To top things off I can't turn my neck( slept wrong, stress, getting sick) have no idea why.
So Pray for me!!!
Now as promised, here is a look at one of the gifts my Up line Melissa gave me for my birthday.
The gorgeous one up above is her's, the one's below were made very Quickly for teachers gifts.
These were made with the square coasters and 4x4 cuts of designer paper with the current corner rounder punch, SU stamps, and small clip magnets found at office max, which if I had my circle scallop, let a dear friend borrow it, probably would of made the magnet look better. Add a very nice pen and WA La...Quick Gift!


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Shellebrate! With Craft watercoloring

I hated to color!
Yes You read right or I did, but now after VB Regional where they had us water color with classic and craft, which I think is the nicest out of all the water coloring that can be done from SU...pencils crayons markers.
Coloring with Craft Ink has a much richer effect.
You have to try it.
These two cards were more swaps with my sisters over seas. Hope they received them cause I just could not wait to show y'all. To impatient.
I was one of those kids that would search for my present. Now I lock them up for my own kids.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

An Oldy with some Goodies

These were cards sent to my sisters for a swap, when your stumped or overloaded like me.
You bring out the longest and best est stamp set of them all.
Lovely as a Tree
Well I don't own it, but every one I know does...Shocking isn't it.
Trying to use up all my X-mas stuff and that includes the rub-ons.
The top card is using the heat and stick powder and Dazzling Diamond all over for a great effect, or in my case to cover up some Boo Boos.
The bottom card is missing a reindeer, only because I put my rub-ons down and then put something on top of them, I'm a messy stamper...lets just say I messed up a corner of the page. So remember that, put them right away.

My Stat Counter has hit over 10000, yes I know why, but I have to say for this new Stamper and fairly new Demo (almost to my year mark) I like to think it's my creativity with color, like Mary Fish or the beauty of my projects like Beate's. But I'm a realist and I know it's only the markers you want to see. I'll take that... sooo on that note, the Movie will be out soon.
Love to you all!
More to show later!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

UGH!!!Dirty Santa

Last night I had my local demo group Christmas party, the Inky Angel's.
We were to bring a gift that could be sold for 20$ at a craft fair, to be given in the Dirty Santa way. Dirty Santa and me do not mix well.
That's a Life story and I won't bother you with the detail's.
I made this info center after seeing the one in the SU catalog p 114. Go ahead and look if you have the catalog, you know you want to.
The original board came with a fabric piece in the center that had the ribbon criss crossing on it, I removed it so I could add the metal dry erase board and cork.
I kind of ran out of time to help my husband with his gift too.
So I didn't get to cover the pen and add the push pins.
I laminated the calender so who ever got it could write with the dry erase on that also.
Tried to laminate all the items that go with the calender, for wear and tear purposes, but the laminate did not take well with the circles, don't know why.
To the right bottom is a sticky note pad and you could add a picture to upper left hand side.
Overall I though it turned out pretty cute.
Oh and Melissa if you want to remove the Stampin Part to get more room out the dry erase please feel free, She snagged my gift for the last and final time.
Here is what I snagged I was one of the last to go out of 30 something gifter's.
I actually had my eye on them right from the beginning, SORRY Cheryl!!!
Kind of hid it so no one could take it from me! SHH!
These were made by Saundra Moser.I absolutely loved them.
This is my current favorite background stamp.
I'm so sad to see this one on the retired list.
But, can't wait to see what they come out with next.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

More to share!

Just some more things I had done for my fairs.
I have some beautiful cards to show you all but unfortunately I have to wait until the recipients get them first, do not want to ruin the surprise.
I Have been asked by MANY! for more details on the Markers.
So I am working on a video on how to do them , Stay Tuned.
Have a Happy week!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Back the way it should be!!!

Here's one craft fair table...this table was quite small and I had to delete one tree and fill up another, with the tags and hanging candy holders.
This one was a night one and quite successful.
Sold all of the cocoa cones and only had 3 of the lemonade ones left.*NOTE Oprah did not come up with these...who know who did it first anymore.
All of the punch pal candy in a previous post went. All the coasters.
They all loved the band aid tins and sold some but not all.
Cards galore! Tags sold too!

I made Table plus some more.
And quite a few contacts...that's my main goal. Make enough stuff to make table and supplies.
But to get people interested...that's the key.

Now on to the sad news...I'm taking off for the rest of the year.If you need supplies call me or order on-line through my web site.
Going to spend time, now that my craziness is gone, with my family. I will post my own stuff and more here and there and will visit all and leave comments when I can. I'm going to get my self organized and refreshed for the new year. To all my Sisters, you know who you are the cards are in the mail...Hugs To you that have stuck through this.
To my SCS group...thanks for all your lovely comments and inspirations, and to some Pay it Forward, hope you understand what this means.
Have a Very Merry Christmas ( cause this is what I celebrate)
a Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and
A Very Happy New Year!!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

More Craft Fair Goodies!

These band-Aid boxes have tags in them and some of the non X-mas boxes have gum and certs. They smell so good when you open them.

Used some jars that I have had forever to put the covered peppermint patties in some use the scallop, some use the 1 3/4 round punch.

These little cuties were so simple just go get some disposable frosting decorator bags from M's
3.99 I think for 12 of them. Fill with lemonade or cocoa.

Let you know how it went later HUGS!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Craft Fair Sneek Peeks!

Here are some Craft fair goodies Ive been selling.
Punch Pal on some packages of Dollar store candies.
And some Quick and Simple Bookmark cards.
Show you table Pics later.

Visit everyone soon!
Have one more Fair this week. Then I'm done till Jan.
What did my fellow Demo Blogger's think of the sneak Peek?
Let me know.

Friday, November 28, 2008

In Color Markers!

Here's how easy it is
*Warning* Patience is needed when taking your Markers apart.
Choose Like or Lighter Stampin Write Markers.
Gently pry with pliers Both tips( Pen & Marker) of your Markers
Some Wiggling and Jiggling will be needed to remove the Marker side.
Place pen head and Marker tip in glass of water, let sit while doing other steps.

Take ink tube out and rinse all components.
Using your Sink sprayer and warm water. Spray existing ink out.
The tube will be completely white. Stand up right to drain. Then blow Gently existing water out till no more comes out. Note you will see holes on each side of tube one for pen, one for marker.
Rinse the marker head till all ink is out of that. This will stay colored and Might change a whole different color...this is a good thing. To make sure all ink is out of Marker head dry on Paper towel (this will tell you, you have all the ink out)
Gently blow the ink out of the pen head( this is easy to see when all the ink is out of this)
Dry everything!

Here's what it they should all look like.

Now take your re-inker's and fill. I do not fill, the whole tube. Fill the Marker side up first and put more on this side.
Reassemble and watch as the heads refill them selves up. Some shaking might be needed, some markers will take a day. You can also take re-inker to the marker head to speed it along if it is needed right then.
Decorate(Cover) your Markers to reflect their colors!
Also you can refill your basic markers too, if they are running out
Comment me if you have Questions.

Happy Black Friday!

Hope all of you spent lots today to get our economy going!
If not, go buy some SU Markers ;)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Quick Share

Before the hoard gets here Thursday...and my back breaking mad dash to complete things for the fair...yes my back is killing me!
Here are two very adorable cards my VERY good friend Donna did of UGH! Sock Monkey, if your a frequent reader of my blog you know how I feel about him.
But! after these two cuteys , he may be growing on me...NOT!
When I'm done after this weekend I have something very exciting to show you all.
Well Off to the fair!
Wish me luck.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

All of the above!

Have a SAS coming up Sat, Thanksgiving with 20+ people coming, hopefully shopping on Black Fri, and one of 2 fairs on that following Sat& Sun. Second fair is the following week.
I had a call out of the blue asking me to do a fair (Quick & Short One)
I Asked how she found me, she said she Googled Stampin UP and her zip code and my name came up first. Well about a few weeks ago, I put my Stampin UP business on the Google Search engines hoping that would generate some people interested in stamping. This fair wasnt quite what I was looking for( for a good cause, always up for that) but if it brings interest then that is a plus.
This card was for my Up line and the great Birthday gifts she gave me, I'll ask if I can show you later, back to preparing for all of the above.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Brag Book Class coming soon!

I don't really consider this a scrapbook, more a Brag book.
But here's what I did for a gift for Lilli's Cheer Coach.
Only took me about 3 hours.
Your only seeing about 4 of the 10 pages. I'm going to offer this class soon, watch my events. So if your interested here's the details. The Class will be 25$ you get 10 ring or post Page protectors a Package of Designer Paper of your choice. Your Brag Book is optional, but can be ordered. Any embellishments are also extra. I will provide the card stock and inks that coordinates with your paper and the use of The Big Shot and my stamps. Bring your own adhesive.
Keep a watch out in my events, I expect this class to fill up fast.
Very simple and Fun!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Season Frames...Sneak Peek- Be warned!

Here's a Quick frame done Yesterday by Susan and I.
She needed a gift to exchange for her Up line's meeting next week so went and bought these 3$ frames at Wal Mart and I had the perfect plan for it. She bought more but we ran out of time...I was thinking we could do all the Seasons.
I tried to do the Raw Rub-on vinyl with the GO-GO Boots lettering some how could not figure it out, with it being backwards then thought I had fixed it. But the letters were turn Backwards...if any one knows how to do the lettering with the raw vinyl, let me know.
I told Susan I would not show this until she exchanged it...But she said to show it...so I am. So be warned if you received this, sorry you got a sneak peek first.
The real things better anyways...Have a nice weekend.