Friday, July 29, 2011

Mojo Sketch Meets Mocha Morning DSP

Good Morning & Happy Friday Everyone!
We're starting off with a wet weekend but that's ok....the grass really needed it!!

My post for today is featuring the Mojo sketch using Creative Elements & Mocha Morning Specialty DSP.  I stamped the flower several times & cut it out to make it more dimensional.  I spritzed my flower with Vanilla Smooch Spritz---LOVE that stuff!---and finished assembling my creation.  Once again my oldest son complimented my work---what a Sweetheart!  I'm really going to miss him when he leaves!!!

Well, we need to get groceries, pick up my new glasses--if I like them & run a few other errands so I'm signing off for now!  Thanks so much for stopping by & I hope you have a wonderful & relaxing weekend!!!!!
Until Next Time,
Hugs & Love,

Supplies:  Creative Elements stampset; Soft Suede & Versamark ink; Soft Suede & Very Vanilla cardstock; Mocha Morning Specialty DSP; Big Shot; Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder; Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon; Neutral & Antique Brads; Scallop Border, Full Heart & Large Oval Punches; Vanilla Smooch Spritz; Dimensionals

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Creative Elements Sketch Card

Good Afternoon My Friends!

Sorry about the late post but that's what happens when my DH comes home in the middle of *MY TIME* LOL!!

My project for today is using one of the new stampsets I bought from the new catalog called Creative Elements.  I think this set is beautiful & quite elegant as my oldest son pointed out when he looked at my creation....gotta LOVE him for that compliment right?!!  I also used Mocha Morning Specialty DSP from the new catty---all I can say is WOW!  This DSP is gorgeous in person & the flocking pieces are extra special!!!  I mean you do have a few extra flecks on your creation but who cares when the paper is so beautiful & makes your project look totally awesome LOL!! 

I needed a bit more inspiration to get me going so after oogling this week's sketch from SCS; I decided to go with it & I can't begin to tell you how easy it was to put this baby's great for using just a lil' bit of your fave hoard--I mean DSP!  Well, I need to get back to my DH before he starts to pout so that's it for me today!  Thanks so much for stopping by & have a great rest of the day!!!
Until Next Time,
Hugs & Love,

Supplies:  Creative Elements stampset; Versamark & Basic Black ink; Very Vanilla & Basic Black cardstock; Mocha Morning DSP; Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon; Big Shot; Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die; Black Embossing Powder; SU! Rhinestones; Scallop Oval, Large Oval & Corner Rounder Punches; Dimensionals

Monday, July 25, 2011

Vintage Life Moments Creation

Good Monday Morning Friends!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend....mine was very relaxing & I truly enjoyed my family time!!

Today's card is supposed to have more of a *vintage feel* to it but I'm not completely sure of my vintage style yet.  Now don't get me wrong; I do LOVE the final look of my creation & I think I worked with the colors of the DSP I used very well too....I guess I'm just my own worst critic!!  My only wish is that you enjoy it!!!

I'm off to do laundry, clean my house & stamp....maybe not entirely in that order but at least it'll all get done LOL!  Thanks so much for stopping by & have a great rest of the day!!
Until Next Time,
Hugs & Love,

Supplies:  Elements of Style stampset; Marina Mist, Always Artichoke, Soft Suede, Confettie White & Whisper White cardstock; Paisley Petals DSP;  Always Artichoke, Marina Mist & Soft Suede ink; Scallop Trim Border, Decorative Label, Scallop Oval & Postage Stamp punches; Big Shot; Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder & Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die; Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint; Basic Pearls & Dimensionals

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Convention Make & Takes and New Friends....sort of!

Heather, Me & Teresa

 The GORGEOUS box we created @ Convention

 All of the cards we made & the banner to hang them on

This BEAUTIFUL display totally caught my eye & I had to share!!!

Good Saturday Morning!!!!

I think I'm finally recovering from my trip.....I feel a LOT more rested & I'm caught up on all my normal duties here @ home so I'm looking forward to actually creating something this weekend to share with you next week!!

The pics I'm showing you today are of the Make & Takes we did @ Convention, an awesome display that rocked my world & last but not least; the pic of me meeting Heather Klump in person!!!!!  I've known Heather for YEARS but we've never actually met.....she was one of my *pretend friends* as my kiddos put it but not anymore LOL!!!  It was so nice talking with her & finding out just how much we have in common like our Military service---we were both stationed @ Fort Jackson, South Carolina at the same COOL is that?!!  We were even at the airport together coming home----she's seen a side of me that most of you NEVER will LOL---but the giggles & extreme laughter was soooo much fun & it's a time that I will treasure forever!!!

Well, I'm off to get some groceries, find something to cook & stamp!  Thanks so much for stopping by & I'll have another post up on Monday!!  Have a great rest of the weekend!!!
Until Next Time,
Hugs & Love,

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Awesome Convention Inspiration!

Good Morning & Happy Thursday Friends!

I'm sharing more of some of the AWESOME displays that caught my eye @ Convention!  We have some seriously talented SU! demos that put a TON of work in creating the displays for us to oogle over last week!  I was very impressed with the works of art that I saw as was everyone around me taking photos....I will definitely re-make the Imagine frame a bit later & will post pics of it when I'm done :-)

I also did my 5 year walk across stage last Saturday afternoon!  How exciting to be up there in front of thousands of people shining in my 'lil moment LOL!  I can hardly wait for my 10 year walk & any other accomplishments I achieve in my SU! career!  I want to send out a BIG thanks to my girlfriends for taking the pics & cheering me on like they guys are awesome & it was great seeing you again!!!

Well, I'm off to take my younger kiddos to the Dr. for their well checks/school physicals.  Thanks so much for stopping by & have a great rest of the day!!
Until Next Time,
Hugs & Love,

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Opening Day of Convention 2011

Good Afternoon Friends!
I am home from Salt Lake City & trying to recover from  nonstop FUN hanging with my girlfriends!!!!  We had a BLAST & now I want to take the time to really share my experience with all of you.

Today's post is all about the start of Convention.  I thought the theme was awesome, the dancers delighted us and got us *grooving* & last but certainly not least....the AWE inspiring projects they shared on Main Stage from the upcoming Holiday Mini were just DROP DEAD GORGEOUS---don't you agree?!!!  I can't wait to pre-order so I can make some fun things to share with you (that's one of the perks of being a SU! demo & if you're interested in joining my team--please contact me @

I have so much more to share but I will spread it out so it's not so overwhelming!  Thanks so much for stopping by & have a great rest of the day!!
Until Next Time,
Hugs & Love,

Saturday, July 16, 2011

More Sharing

Good Saturday Morning Friends!
Well, today is the last day for classes here in Utah & we're about to get started!  I wanted to quickly share a few photos that I thought you would like to see & of course the last one is of me and my girlfriend/downline Teresa posing by one of the displays.  I can't wait to get home & recreate the awesome projects I've seen!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by & have a great rest of the weekend!
Until Next Time,
Hugs & Love,

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Day 2 in Utah

Good Morning & Happy Thursday Friends!
I'm sending a quick post from Convention.....I'm having a BLAST LOL!!!!  The pics I'm sharing today are from Memento Mall where we can go broke buying stuff, a couple of ladies with adorable aprons that are staying here @ the Marriott with us & one of me posing by some cute flowers.....cheesing like crazy!!!

We're off to the main event & I hope to share more fun pics with you soon....Teresa & I do our Make & Takes today so that should be something very CUTE to share!  Thanks so much for stopping by & have a great rest of the day!
Until Next Time,
Hugs & Love,

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I'm Still Here...for the moment!

Good Morning Friends!
I've been crazy busy this past week getting everything ready for Convention & I can't believe that I'm leaving TODAY!!!!  I'm really excited to get to Utah & learn some new things to share with you.  Unfortunately my schedule was so very hectic that the posts I had planned to go up this week will not...I'm hoping you bear with me though unti I get home.  I will try to *pop* in from Salt Lake City & give updates when I can.

Thanks so much for understanding & I look forward to sharing some fun new things with you!
Until Next Time,
Hugs & Love,

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fancy Full Swap Card....sample #2

Good Morning & Happy Hump Day!
I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday weekend!  Mine was nice & relaxing....just like I LOVE my Holidays to be!!!

My post for today is just another example of the same swap card for the Fancy Full Swap that I'm in.  I just changed the colors & used rhinestones instead of pearls.  It's very shimmery in real life but you can't tell from the photo--bummer! 

I'm off to do LOTS of running today!  I'm also looking forward to the UPS man showing up here at any time with my box of goodies....he'll be lucky if I don't tackle him at the front door LOL!!!  Thanks so much for stopping by & have a great rest of the day!
Until Next Time,
Hugs & Love,

Supplies:  Elements of Style & Notably Ornate stampsets; Basic Gray & Whisper White ink; Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Basic Black & Whisper White cardstock; Big Shot; Elegant Lines Embossing Folder; Decorative Label Punch; Rhinestones; Basic Gray Ribbon; Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint; & Dimensionals

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Fancy Full Swap Card....sample 1

Good Morning & Happy Saturday!

My post for today is showing off my swap samples for....well; just like the title says LOL!!!  I made 20 of these & then I moved on to another color combo but that's for another post!  Our cards are supposed to take just a bit longer to make than your *ordinary* creation.....mine utilizes the Big Shot; Shimmer Mist & the Color Spritzer Tool.  I think I just about nailed the challenge but I'm considering adding a butterfly to the right corner.  You should know me by now---one of my cards just isn't complete without texture & a butterfly!!!  

I'm off to cut more cardstock for some *general* swaps!  In case you're wondering or just don't know....general swapping is when we walk around the convention center & just swap like CRAZY!  The swaps that I've shown you so far have been for organized swaps that I joined & I'm getting really excited for my lil' vacation!!  Thanks so much for stopping by & I hope you have a great rest of the weekend! 
Until Next Time,
Hugs & Love,

Supplies:  Notably Ornate & Vintage Vogue stampsets; Chocolate Chip, Confetti Cream & Crumb Cake cardstock; Chocolate Chip ink; Big Shot; Elegant Lines Embossing Folder; Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint; Chocolate Chip Marker; Color Spritzer Tool; Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots Ribbon; Decorative Label Punch; SU! Pearls & Dimensionals