Friday, July 30, 2010

Sharing What I Love....It gets Deep at the end!

Lets not kid our selves most Bloggers in Blog Land especially SU Demo's
have blogs to show "What They Love"
 To let all and any know what Great products, sales, specials, and Samples Stampin' UP!® has.
Convention has made me rethink how I want to do my blog.
I am going to Share everything-templates, the classes I have had and will still have*, videos, and anything else I can come up with FREE!
Most have always been free already.
To you, my family, friends and fellow Demo's...mostly you guys, my demo visitors.
I'm not kidding myself, I know the majority of my visitors are demo's.

Now There is a Catch...
I still will not be putting up the ingredients, just one blog post takes way to much of my time, you will understand why a little more in Monday's post.
If it's a template, you will have to email me for it or ask what was used if I do not already have it up.
Right now I'm on Summer Va Cay so I have the time, but when school starts things around here get a little busy and I will put things up as fast as my time allows.
(Oh Oh! be prepared I get quite deep in this paragraph)
Now on how long I will be doing this....
Who knows, before Convention I was on the fence about continuing being an SU demo and frankly I still am
and will see what comes and the Big Plan "He" has for me.
The Paper Craft world is Fierce and Competition is High
When it starts to become "not fun anymore" you bring it back and change the way you were doing it 
to make it Fun again....I have/am.
My family suffered with me trying to make this a business, and who knows it can still happen.
But for now, I have a lot of making up to do and that's what this summer for me has been all about...
Loving On them so much they are sick of me.

You will start to see other things besides SU products but still follow the IDA, 
I have mostly/all SU product cause nothing can compare to the quality.
I know I will lose some of you as followers and subscribers, that's OK. I will miss you and totally understand.
*I will still have classes and have some up now and always Share SU with all and any who will listen, for as long as I'm able.

My Direction can only be decided by One and I'm waiting to see which way he will take me.

My card and the next few posts are some more One-of-a-kind Convention swaps.
Using The new Confetti Stamp set-116960 and a simple cut out circle mask 
you can make with the circle scissor plus.
Also a level 2 Hostess stamp you can get for free when You host a 300$ or more Workshop called
Apple Blossoms. The Coffee Cozy Tutorial is up in my TUTORIAL Tab under my banner.

I hope you will continue to visit and understand.
Share What You Love, I am!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Alex Comes Home...a little secret to tell!

I made quite a few One of a Kind swaps...
So if you, my Lucky Demo Convention goers got one....There's no other like it.
I actually had fun with the new Confetti Stamp set which you will see in the next few posts.
This one is using Grunge Rock and Sanded BG added a little bling....Perfect!
A simple but great card for any teenager or young at heart.
My Picture Tutorial of the Coffee Cozy will be up in tutorials on Friday and still working on my Fun(ny) Convention Video seems Flip and his controller were a little over zealous on taking great videos, so need to put them together....

Alex comes home today after a 7 Month Deployment WHOO HOOOO....
my little secret to tell....
I'm going to be a Grandmother, 
not so sure about that part (grandma) but so excited for him and Liz.
You will start seeing more pics of them in scrap pages.
Happy Wednesday!

Monday, July 26, 2010


Another swap....
I had huge plans with Flip, he was such a trooper.
Plans on video shooting and loading "A Day in the life of a Convention Goer" each day so you could share in the excitement and why you really need to be there better yet, why you need to be a Demo. Unfortunately it would of cost me way to much and Memento Mall deserved that money, I know you all understand☺
So "Sharing What I Love" I will be making a  Fun(ny) Recruit Video instead, once it's edited and up if you would like the embed code, please let me know.
More later.... really Jet lagged/time change/altitude adjustment/and loving on my babies!!!!


Got back last night and for some reason all the posts I thought I had scheduled, guess I was tired,
did not go up.
I have so much to show. This was another swap. I did 8 eight these. 
Swaps for me are hard and I will go into detail more later, and if you have the same problem it might be a good idea to go have a talk with your Doctor.
Tired and still so excited.
More in the next post , Yep you get two in one day.

Friday, July 23, 2010

My one and only 3D

What is it...wrist bands, wonder women has nothing on
It's a Coffee Cozy, completely made with Big Shot dies.
I will show this pic tutorial when I get back.

Sorry did not have a paper coffee cup, but you get the idea.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

More ATCs

One I made....more tomorrow1

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Inky Angels ATC swap.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Off to Utah....

Let me start by saying there will be no live video, IPad and Flip are not compatible unless you have a Mac.
Of which I do not have, I'm going to see what I can do, cross your fingers.
I'm hoping you will get to see the day in a life of a Stampin' UP!® Convention goer.

My pics for the week will be of some of my swaps, I have quite a variety.
Adult ADD and concentrating on one layout and sticking to BORING!
So I have many to show, if I liked it I did no more than eight of the same.
This pic is of my gifts for some special someones I Love.
My other passion Beading.
I made them all easy Lanyards for their badges, no boring lanyards for these ladies. They needed style.
More tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My Warped Mind & The only post of the week☺

I'm in the process of a whole lot of last minute swaps...Some organized, some General.
Yes I procrastinated, Nope, not one regret. Always do my best at the last minute anyways.
Been having to much fun with my darlings, going to the movies, beach, and a few other museum type expeditions.
Our Stay-Cation, anything close by and cheap.
The above ATC-Artist Trading Card has been in my warped mind for to long, no I'm not going to trade this one. Only because, it all depends on how you want to interrupt it.
My friends who know my warped mind and luckily still love me, kind of said "Don't do It"...
More like a slap upside the head to get that warped air out of there.
So it goes on the shelf. I've been making quite a few ATC's to find the one I like for one of the two 
Organized Swap I'm in, this one is with the Inky Angels.
The other Organized swap is with Angie Juda and involves Fabric and the Big Shot.
Here's my desk and my Chaos of Swaps...
And Another passion of mine, more and why I'm showing them  later....
Next week I'm hoping to have Video of convention as fast as I can Load it, my swaps, gifts and any 
Great Big Announcements.
Till next Week♥

Friday, July 9, 2010


Some quick 3x3 cards using some New Catty Goodness
Brights... it is for me, with a little in-color thrown in.
This Collection just plain ole cheers me up.
The buttons and brads are "Super Colored & Bright"
Brights Patterns Designer Pack makes me want to wallpaper my rooms, they are that gorgeous.
Poppy Parade an in-color, probably will be my go to color for a while.
The stamp set Funky Four is just plain Fun.
Also used Level One in color paper pack, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Jewels,  Hearts & Brackets Originals Big Shot Die, Scallop Rectangle Clearlits, Beautiful wings Embosslit.

Have a Great and Bright Weekend!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A little of this...A Little of that.

Here they are all together. My 3 Lovelies.
For all my regular Visitors, you all know I'm very Leary of putting my younger children on here, my blog, the open Internet. I finally told myself  "Get Over It" whats going to happen, will, no matter what you do.
Live Your Life, Sammy and Scrap Booking is a part of that.
A while ago I finally stopped putting Black Bubbles on their Faces and introduced you to the Queen...
I'm just the adviser in this Household and Bank, Maid....
You've seen Alex (top), he's in the Navy, yep you guessed it proud mama, Queen Lilli beside him, and 
"Our Future President"...I'm not kidding.

Artistic Etchings stamp set was a hard choice for me.
I took a closer look and another, analyzed it, re looked, and finally decided it had a whole lot of Elements that can be used a whole lot....This page and now the start of a whole Book for Hubbies French side.

The Eiffel tower kept jumping out at me...what the heck do I need that for?
Actually I have a feeling that part of the set will be used quite a bit.
So enough of my ADD ramblings...
what I'm saying is if a Stamp Set just keeps Drawing your Eye
take a closer look and another, analyze it, re look....
You never know it might be that go to set all the time.
I also used the the Super Neat Presto Patterns Specialty DSP, colored a piece of 5/8 organza ribbon, sponged chip board letters and my own handwriting for the title.   
Marina Mist and Basic Black Classic inks.

Happy Wednesday!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Holy Moley.......

Yeah!!! Check it out New Stuff!
I was up late last night and am late with this post....Why!
I had only one Sample made with the pre-order I received in Early June and I already showed that......
Yeah I'm a Slacker!
Like I said a few post ago, I just have not felt like stampin..... Welllll that has changed.
Maybe it was the Stampin Retail Therapy order I placed Yesterday out of the New Catty

I'd be happy to Help Ya, it being Therapy and all ☺  Contact Me!.

What did I order, I tried to stay in a color Family, The Brights Collection
along with some Cheery Stamps and Lots of Buttons and Bling.
You will get to see that next week when it comes.
The above card is really showing some DSP called Greenhouse Gala, the colors are Fabulous.
I cut some of the flowers from one of the double sided pages, embossed the whole card with the new
 Big Shot Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.
The only stamp used Tiny Tags, Easy Peasy.

Now on to my EXCITING FIND!
The card Below... Check It you see it....huh huh huh!
I have a Killer Bow...finally!
Thanks to a Fella Twilight, Shoe Conusour
and my Face Book Friend Diana Gibbs. Don't Fall Sweety! (inside joke)
While doing some on-line Stampin Retail Therapy, and checking out my over flowing Reader
and You Tubing.
I came across a Fork Bow Tutorial, it was Diana... my savor.
Well I had to take it a little further. I have curly Hair so I brought out the Big Guns, my Giant Pick.
 I wrapped the ribbon a little more...results a bigger bow and more loop-d-loops.
This Card is using some Awesome DSP called Newsprint, a new set Called Artistic Etchings and
some new ribbon 1/8 Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon.
Stampin' UP!® Has simplified everything in the Accessories Department 
The new Colors are Fantabulous, the Stamp Sets are Out of this world 
and plenty to choose from for every style and taste.

Need a Catalog E-Mail or Call me.
Have a Great 4th of July Weekend!