"As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness,
you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you"

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Beate's Be Inspired Challenge #20

I haven't done a challenge from Beate forever.. I am so glad she is back in the game... I missed reading her blog.. She is so amazing.. Jump over to her blog and check out all the amazing artwork she is creating..  Beate's Blog 

I haven't use this stamp set for ever it seams.. It will always be forever one of my favorites. It was retired so It is sadly no longer available from Stampin'Up.
I created the pattern paper by using tape to create the dark lines with a Stampin' Sponge pounced in a Close to Cocoa.. classic stamp pad. I used a black stampin' write marker to make the pattern on the Pumpkin pie card stock.. Too customize your own dew drops I sanded the back of clear drops and colored with a sharpie brand marker and adheared with mini glue dots. I water colored the poppy with classic stamp pads.. I used my Aqua painter to layer the different shades starting with the lightest first. I used a Close to Cocoa marker to draw in more designs around the image.

stamp recipe:
Stamp Set- 
Cardstock- Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red.
Ink- Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Apricot Appeal, Close to Cocoa.
Marker- Close to Cocoa, Basic Black.
Ribbon- Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up)
Adhesive Mini Glue dots, Snail and ATG gun.
Dew drops and Sharpie permeant marker
Movie finally finished-  "Sense and Sensibility" 

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Kristina's Color Challenge #20 Faux Silk

I was thinking about my Mom when I was making this card.. I Love you Mom!!! She just became a Grandma for the 12 time... How cool... We love Grandma Connie...
I have wanted to make a faux silk card for ever and what a great challenge to give it a try.. If you would like to try this technique out for your self check out this Splitcoaststampers link.
(click on the photo to see the "Certainly Celery" it's really subtle)

Stamp Recipe:
Movie watched- "Sense and Sensibility" It's like water for me  "MUST WATCH OVER AND OVER"
Stamps sets- "Lovely Letters", "Garden Silloutte", "Dreams Du Jour".
Card stock- Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink- Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip
Ribbon- Stampin' Up "Chocolate Chip"
Punches- Stampin' Up
Misc supplies, Snail adhesive, Crystal effects, Paper piercer, Stampin' Demintionals.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Kristina's Color Challenge #19

I wanted to make a card for the challenge all day and finally at the 11th hour literally I had 15 minutes  to make and post.... Yikes... Off to bed for the 15 min of "Breaking Dawn" before I fall asleep....

Stamp recipe:
Cardstock- Basic Black, Going Gray, Whisper White.
Ribbon- Basic Black
Buttons- Pumpkin pie
Ink- Tango Tangerine, Really Rust, Black Stayzon
Punches- Scallop Edge, Hand held Circle punch.
Glue dots and snail adhesive.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

A little this and that.

This is a quick little thank you I made for a new neighbor that just move in down the street. One on first meeting we were talking about all sorts of things and this box of crafty thing that her friend from work keep giving her and she has know idea what to do with it and would I please like to have it. She says she has not even one creative bone in her body.. She gave me so many great crafty treasures.. There was even a digital scrapbooking program from memory mixer in it.. COOL I had wanted to give it a try because my photo shop program is not compatible to my newer MAC... I mad this card with some of the product she gave me..  She also had 4 girls... My DD is very excited to have more girls in the neighborhood most her age are boys.. Which is ironic because one of her BFF from school is a boy... SHe get along with any age, boys and girls doesn't matter... 
I made this 6x6 scrapbook page for a online group I belong to. We were to tell a little bit about our self that is not stamp related... HARD task to fit on a 6x6 not my favorite picture but it show what my hair really looks like when I don't straighten it...  p.s. there is no sewing on this page for the ribbon I used red-line tacky tape and my paper piercer to help loop the ribbon as I went along...

Have a great day it's going to be a hot one....


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sami's little BIG time Journey video...

I have the cutest friend SAMI (saw-me) that continues to amaze me. She is an amazing artist and is so much fun to hang out with. I just found out that she plays the violin. Well not only does she play the violin SHE it s SUPER STAR... Check out the video and see how she is accompanying for... WOW!!! SHe is on the front row and has her beautiful dark Brown hair pulled back you can get a better view of her towards the end of the video..
Hugs to Sami

Monday, August 18, 2008

Back to school today I have kids in 10th, 7th, 5th and pre-school in Sept.  So I thought I would post a scrapbook page from a class that I taught for my favorite scrapbook club ever.. LOVE you girls.. This night was all about Disney... This cute group of sister and mom are the biggest fans ever.... We had Disney music playing and one of the sisters even did a dance that she made up to "Fantasmic" when she was in Junior high... It was so much fun!  I even got to use my Cricut expression that my DH gave me for Christmas.. I never get a chance to use it... Mass production is a great way to get to know your machine...
Hope you all have a great day!

Friday, August 8, 2008

BFF Blogging Friends Forever

I received this award from a very dear friend I have meet for the Blog world.. I treasure all the sweet comments and encouragement she give me.. I love her blog she is the card challenge queen I can't believe how much she can accomplish! Most impressive! I think that She is my biggest fan! If that's the right expression.. We also share a love of the same Music and Movies.. Maybe when I hit a certain Blog mile stone I will give away a CD that has all the songs from my Blog . I can't believe how many e-mail, Blog comments and comments in person I get about my song selection.. I will have to dedicated it to The One and Only Girl herself... SANKARI!!!! She always complements me about the songs... Maybe I will find a little "Bollywood" song just for her... Thanks for always keeping me on my toes...

Sankari Wegman is an amazing artist. A gorgeous person outside and in. I hope we get to meet face to face some day...I hope you get to know her and love her as much as I do.. {HUGS}. Don't forget to visit her blog...

So The Rules that come with this award (there's always a catch right!?!?!) :
1. Only 5 people allowed.
2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3. one has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. you must link back to whoever gave you the award.

1.  Sankari  I don't care if it breaks any rules... Sankari is amazing. She is my little cheerleader.. I always have a brighter day when I get a message from Sankari.. She is a Beautiful person.. I love to visit her blog  because she is such a beautiful artist. She is so genuine I can 't wait to meet her some day.. She is also one of the fist people to find my blog... Hugs... (please don't feel like nominate new people all over again.)

2. Carol Dunstun.. How sweet is this girl.. She is a true and faithful friend. I can always count on Carol to be one of the first if not first to comment on anything I post.. How amazing is that.. Carol is one of my Best Blogger Friends from AUSTRALIA.. How cool is that! Carol is a Stampin'Up Demo  and is an amazing artist.. She has even been picked my Kristina as a winner for her cards... We already new she was Brilliant! I have enjoyed talking to Carol and who knows some day we will get to meet face to face. I am truly inspired by her work... I {Heart} you Carol.... 

3.Megan Dunn.. I finally got to meet this super cute girl at the Stampin'Up convention.. I love the name of her blog so clever.. (Well Dunn Ideas) I don't have that much to work with... Is her smile so cute or what.. I was so happy to find our that Megan lived right here in UTAH... We have a fair distance between us but we WILL see each other again!!! Megan gave me the cutest swap card.. She must have subliminally known that I love "Baroque Motifs" Her swap card was so classy... I cherish all the comments she leaves me she really makes my day.  Megan is a new SU demo and is doing great.. I wish her the best of luck and hope she enjoys the journey as much a I do... I {heart } you Megan..

4. Naomi... She was the first person to give me an award.. Wow was I surprised .. What an honor to receive a award from someone you don't. That really gave me a huge boost in confidence.... I live to see a comment from "Bertiebirdisbest" She is so fun what a great sense of humor she has.. I love to visit her blog she has beautiful work... She is such a creative person. I want to grow up and be just like her.... I{hear} you Naomi... Thanks for everything....

5. Kristina.... this can not possible be the first time She has been nominated. She is quite a "SUPER STAR" I heard about a little incident were people were passing up the opportunity to meet her over Shelli Gardner.. WOW!!! That's something isn't it.... I LOVE , LOVE , LOVE..... doing Kristina challenges. They have given me back ME time.. Sometimes in life we get so busy preparing things for other to create we forget to take time to enjoy why we started card making etc in the first place... THANK YOU!!! for that... And if it weren't for Kristina I would have never meet so many amazing women from all over the world... (Well maybe Sankari she is the queen of challenges..). Kristina is so talented.. She has so much knowledge of the computer world and what an amazing designer.. Thanks for all the amazing Stampin'Up paper... I was so excited to meet you at Convention and have a picture of us together... I am still looking for where to buy those M&M's you gave me. Say hi to all the SU gang Pam, Linda, Angie, and all the other Hansen/Martineau clan... 

I love you all Hugs!!


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Kristina's Color Challenge #18

Kristina's Color Challenge #18

Grid Technique using the Stamp-a-ma-Jig...

Stampin Recipe:
Stamps- Baroque Motifs, 
Ink- Craft Whisper White
Paper Basic Black, Rose Red, Garden Green
Ribbon- unknown
Embellishments- Rub-on (Stampin' Up Sale-a-bration set), rhinestone, Paper piercer.

Chalkboard Technique
Stamp Recipe :
Stamp set: Inspired By Nature(Not available until Aug First), Fresh Cuts, Touch of Nature.
Paper: Basic Black, Rose Red.
Accessories: Double stitched ribbon White colored in with "Rose Red", Large Oval Punch, Stampin' Up rub-ons.(sale-a-bration set)
Stampin' Chalk
Ink: Whisper White  

Stamp Club

                 How to take a scrapbook page from 6x6 to a 8 1/2 x 11 to a 12x12.

If you want feel a great sense of accomplishment and don't have hours upon hour to scrapbook then a 6x6 album might just be the think for you... You can give the smaller albums a theme and with 12-20 pages you a done..... If you are at a scrapbook party and you make a 6x6 album but you scrapbook in a larger formate then I have a great solution for you of how to incorporate them to fit the size you scrapbook With the following photos and instructions below.

Finish 8 1/2 x 11 scrapbook page. I added the 6x6 page to the 8 1/2 x 11 page and added a few pictures of my family along with a addition title for the page. Smaller close up pictures are a great way to add more photos to a layout. Don't be afraid to loose the background and get close up on your subject.

Finished 12x12 scrapbook page. I laid the 81/2 x 11 scrapbook page on the 12x12 sheet of paper I wanted to use. Then I moved the finished 6x6 page over to the right edge of the larger 12x12 page. I them selected 2 larger photos of the kids and adjusted them to fit. Now I have room to add more journaling and a few more decorative elements.

This is a cute page we make at Convention I just changes out the words "You" for "US" and did a little journaling... If you haven't made an album that is small like a 8x8, 6x6 etc.. You should give it a try.. I love small albums you can give them a theme like family, B-day, Vacation, Hobbies, Graduation, Like and dislikes. Make an album all about me. It's very cathartic..  Stay tuned I will be posting news about a quarterly class that will be scrapbooking. We will complete an  small album each time we meet. 

I challenge you all to give this a try them add a comment to this post were we can view it. Copy a direct link to the post not the web page.

Stamp recipe:
Stamps- Jumbo Outline, Make it Count, Heard from the Heart, Flight of the Butterfly. 
Paper-  Craft confetti, Certainly Celery, Cool Caribbean(retired) Pumpkin pie, Whisper White.
Ink-  Certainly Celery, Cool Caribbean(retired), Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa, Tempting Turquoise.
Pens- Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie.
Ribbon- Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa.
Tools-   Stamp-a-ma-Jig, Paper snips, 1/2 circle punch, corner rounder, Crop-a-dile, Stylus, Adhesive(ATG and Momo adhesive, Mono liquid white glue.
Embellishments- Crystal Brads, Crystal Effects.

note: Two of the stamp sets are from the new catalog and are not available until August 11th..
If you would like to order send me an e-mail of call.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Convention Day 4 Cont...

My HERO OF THE DAY!!!  My Up-line LINDA HANSEN (Man is she smokin' hot I love her hair)I don't get to see her as much as I would like she is so busy globe trotting for Stampin'Up. So I guess I could say I am sharing her with all of you...(he,he) p.s. Granny Ellie and Benny loved the picture of you singing with the wig on. They gave us cup cake yesterday for all the Strawberry Shortcake/Hello Kitty and other things my Abbie has grown out of....(Linda's grand babies our favorite neighbors)
To bad you can't go to convention as a Demo(giggle). 

YA!!!! Jyll and I won the "Simply Scrapin' Kit and a new mini alphabet set called "Calendar Alphabet and numbers" from Jaron Winder's presentation!!  Sweet Niblets!! That's like over $40 dollars together. I had already set a goal to hold a quarterly scrapbook workshop and shabam!! The called out our purple striped wrist band... We were a lucky group we had 8 girls win.. Amazing luck we had like 30 girls in our group that sat together every day... Considering the amount of women we are so lucky... Hey Jaron is the one who gave me the set I won at regionals last year... Jaron is my me Lucky charm.... Now I can make cute projects for Patty Bennet and Corinne Somerville's that I saw a while ago...

During the "Main Stage Presentation" the last day is all FUN! We have a game show like "Stamp-tionary" you get the idea. Between all show there are commercials this is one of my favorites: "Convention Attendee Barbie" Look closely she is wearing the close you could buy in the Memento Mall. The house is decorated with Decor Elements,  She has a convention badge on and even has cards displayed on the table.. She even had a bag full of cards to swap at the convention. On the masseuse table there is even a laptop ready to up date her blog and order brand new thing just released... Best of all look at Mr. Brown. WHY was he not in MEMENTO MALL? We would have all bought him....

A UPS man who we all lovingly call Mr.Brown came on stage an had a package to deliver to someone he was a little confused as to who it was for. Shelli took a look and said that the address label said: ALL OF YOU!!!!! We all jumped up and screamed and clapped etc. you can imagine.... A big UPS truck drove out on the stage and UPS worker were coming in the Room from everywhere with Ups bags and handed out a stamp set to all of us.. The set we received was a gift from UPS as a thank you for all our with them business... This set is also the "Ronald Mc Donald House" set that a Huge portion of the profit goes directly to there charity. Stampin Up is a HUGE sponsor  and we are involved in lots of events to help out the Ronald Mc Donald House".

This is the Convention Center when Shelli announced that The Ups Man had Free Stamps For us all... 
This is the free set that the UPS man delivered to all of us... This set matches the new scallop square punch.   Sweet!!!

                     They all autographed it even the doggie Milo.. How cute..

I'm sorry but that is one creative banner if I don't day so my self.. I might have to ask my DH for a few tips.... Or maybe he will help me teach my next class(OR NOT)...

How sweet is that!! I am one lucky girl to have such a supportive loving 
      Husband and family who love and miss me when I am gone!!

Biggest Hero of them ALL! 
MY SWEETY Who made it all possible.He told me my job was to have fun. He worked form home and is and will always be the best DADDY ever.. I don't compare in any light.... Love you forever...

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Convention Day 4

Can we say FREE STUFF!!! I Won free Stamps and Scrapbook kits odds are pretty high considering there were 6,000 of us there.  I will share tons in the morning I need SLEEP!! So I can stay awake at church and deal with all the 3-4 year old cuties I teach... 

Night night

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