Friday, October 29, 2010

On Vacation in NC

Hi everyone I am on Vacation in NC  But if you need to order online from my website or want to Join my Lucky Ladies team just sign on to my website click shop now or start my own business.  If you want to join my team use the pass code bize302 
I want to share some of my adventures so far
Near the Cabin

Morning Glories

Near Waynesville court house

Downtown in Waynesville

Bumble bee on Daisy

Mountain stream with fall leaves

Mountain stream

Beautiful Red Leaves

Mountains view

Waterfall near cabin

Next Class at scrapping sisters on Nov 9th 6pm-8-m
 or Tues Nov 9th at Citrus Springs Community center 11 am - 1pm

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Kusadama Christmas Tree

Origami Christmas Tree
this is my own original design.  I have not seen the tree made with the flowers yet.  I have also made a Kusadama Ball as posted in a previous post.  To make the Tree you must make 15 flowers each with separately made petals.  Once 5 petals each made with squares are assembled and glued together you have one flower. To make each layer you need 5 flowers joined together to make a ring. 
The bottom layer is made with 4x4 inch squares so you need 25 pieces of 4x4 for the bottom layer.
The next layer is made from 3x3 and the top layer made with 2x2 inch squares.   This project is time consuming but I like the results in the long run.  I used the boho blossom punch from Stampin' UP!
to cover the hole in the center and added one of the shiny Rhinestone brads to the center to bling it up a bit.  The Angel is a Christmas Ornament that I also added the SU Rhinestones to.  I used a clay pot underneath and Put a clothespin in the center of some Floral Foam to hold the tree in place.  Visit my website if you would like to purchase some SU products.  

Gift tags with a box

Gift Tag and Box Class

Come and make 18 gift tags and a nice box with a sliding lid to store them. Oct 5th at the Scrapping Sisters crafting center Cost is only $10.  You will get my instructions and we will have fun chatting.  Bring your own Adhesive (glue or Snail and Sticky strip)  and Scissors.  I will have all the stamps and paper and ink ready for you to create.  Time will be from 6pm-8pm Please call ahead to make your reservation so I know ahead how many to prepare for.  Telephone is (352) 4194896  
Hope to see you there.  it is located in  Inverness on Inverness Blvd near where the old driver's license place used to be and Work Force is now located.                             

Thursday, August 26, 2010

New Cards For class in Sponging

Want to learn to distess with sponges?  Come to my next class at the scrapping sisters creative center on Sept 14th.  Time is from 6pm - 8pm  Cost is $10.  You need to call them at the center and let them know you are coming.  They are located on Inverness Blvd in Inverness.

Kusudama Flower Ball

I made this pretty flower ball with Stampin up Tempting turquiose paper at a all day crop.  It took me most of the day but I felt good when I got it put together.  One of the Artisan Award winners had made a layered cake decorated with these beautiful flowers and I just wanted to see if they were easy to fold.  I managed to find a great tutuorial on line and was able to do this one all by my self.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Zindorf Day!!!

Loretta and I  in class

My BFF Loretta and I headed down to Venice FL to attend a brayering class with Michelle Zindorf.  She is an Artist that I have been following her blog for quite some time.  I had always wanted to attend but never was able to get into her class. Another good friend of mine had planned to attend but ended up selling her ticket to me.  Boy am I thankful for good friends.  The class was amazing and Michelle is very organized funny and a great teacher.  She is so skilled in creating amazing pieces of art with nothing more than stamps ink and paper and of course the magic brayer and sponges.  If you get a chance to take her class I hightly recommend it to you.  She offers many beginning classes and a limited number of advanced classes.  I so want to take the advanced class now.  I have included some pictures of the day and Athough the class is expensive the experience and tips and tools we recieved were worth every penny spent.   We even got to visit the beach while we were there.. here is a link to her blog 

Loretta at Beach She is a master Gardener so of course she has to view these blooming Sea Grapes plant.

Loretta and Michelle and I with Inky fingers!

Another great pic of Loretta Michelle and Debi

Loretta at Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota

Debi at Siesta Key Beach

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Stampin' UP! Artisan Award Finalist List!

If you missed this announcement here are the Artisan Award Contest Finalist List
Deborah Paise

Cindy Beach

Heidi King

Melissa Riker

Sandra Farrell

Lynsay Mahon

Beth Prout

Ellen Raymond

Amy O'Neil

Jennifer Thomas

Ilina Crouse

Ashely Van Camp

Ann M. Fitton

Jan Tinklenberg

Deborah Pippin

Rochelle Gould

Staci Lynch

Amy Bollman

Mary Bieber

Lynn Pratt

Jennifer Picard

Jennifer Diercks
These are not the winners but the next catagory down.  We were recognized on Award night of the convention. I was wildy clapping for my friends and all of a sudden realized my name had flashed up.  That means we were each within the top 32 out of possibly a thousand entries.  I vow to try again next year. I was very impressed with the boards again this year and it is always nice to see your entries on display.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Stampin' UP! 2010 Convention memories

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Just returned from convention and yes we have been BIZ E!  here is a pic of Barb and Michelle standing in a sea of demonstrators. We are all ready to have some workshops but ...

I couldn't wait to share the awesome news!!!! Stampin' Up! has announced that from NOW until August 31st hostesses can earn an extra $25.00 in free merchandise when they host a workshop totaling $350 or more! AND don't forget the promotion that I'm having too! Earn a free color coach with a $400 workshop!! Think of all the free goodies you can get from the new Idea Book and Catalog! Amazing!! Don't waste a single minute!! My calendar is filling fast! Contact me to get your extra hostess benefits.  Call me or email me

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

2010 Stampin' UP! Convention Memories

Elkmoose and baby

old faithful

park entrance

ground squirrel

Loretta and geyser
Convention 2010 proved to be a great adventure.  Loretta my downline and I set a week early; rented a car and drove to Idaho Falls.  We stayed overnight there and the next morn traveled to Yellowstone National Park and took the Old Faithful Loop.  We saw plenty of geysers and wildlife.  Then we traveled over to Jackson Hole WY and visited an Arts and Crafts Festival and attended a wonderful Play "Annie Get Your Gun" and also rode down the snake river on a river raft ride.  We arrived in Salt Lake city a day later and toured a nice garden at Red Butte.  We also found some nice shopping at the Quilted Bear and the Gateway Mall area.

at Candy Factory with our candy maker hats on

cheese cake factory

Riverton home office

getting our groove on

Me, Shelly, Sterling and Michelle

Barb Loretta Michelle and ME

 We met up with my upline Barb and sideline Michelle at the Shilo hotel on Tuesday afternoon and went to tour the Sweet's Candy Factory.  Yummm.  Wednesday we got up early and 3 of us were able to get into Momento Mall without waiting in line because we each had a recruit in July. After Momento Mall we picked up our convention bags with our free stampsets.  We headed out to Riverton after a nice session taught by our key note speaker Sue Rushe.
It was nice to see the Riverton headquarters once again.  Felt more like going home.  The Stampin' UP! people are all very nice and treat you just like family.  
     Wednesday night was the big Flower Power Party.  Peace man and Far Out.  What alot of fun that was to see the staff and all the demonstrators getting into it with some far out costumes.

Loretta our convention virgin wins a prize of material and Christmas stamp set and wheel.

Thursday our first day was long but very rewarding.  We wore out hats and T shirts for our team spirit.  Wow did the hats ever get the attention!  Everyone wanted pictures of them.  We did our make and takes with time to spare and had a nice dinner before heading over to the awards ceremonies.  It was there that I learned I had made the finalist list for the Artisan Award Contest I had tried out for.  That means my entry was in at least the top 32. There were only 10 winners for this award so I feel I was very close in winning and will definitely try again next year.  After the Awards Charley Jenkins took the stage in a big way.  His big Red bus drove right through the curtain on the side of the stage.   How wonderful was his band.  All the members were very great at their craft.  I was most impressed by the petite little gal on the fiddle.  It was an excellent show.

Friday morning we were hard to wake but got there in time and found great seats. I wore my bee hat that symbolized our group the BIZ E Stampers.  on my way back to the hotel I was hit by the YOU crew and got a fabulous prize.  Ribbon and the owl punch and a scrapbooking kit and several pads of ink and in color markers. YOU HOO!

Hard to believe Saturday got here so fast but it is our last day of convention.  Shelly and her daughter Sara shared on stage what we could do with the fabulous material that will be available Sept 1 in our mini catalog for the holiday.  They were each wearing a tree skirt on them.  Sara took hers off and showed the trick of sinching it to make the tree skirt. Then in the afternoon session we were all amazed with a fabulous prize of the level 2 stamp set that is in the mini and cherry cobbler classic pad a the fabulous Christmas paper and some glass glitter.  wooo hoo again!  Shelly talked a bit about some changes coming and although she wasn't able to tell us those changes just yet she was preparing us for what is to come.  We ended convention attending a WOW demonstration hosted by the late night stampers.  This demonstration was wonderful and included 3 of the Aritsan Award winners that I was able to talk to and each encouraged me not to give up and keep trying for a winners title.  Here we also received some great prizes thanks to Sherrill and her organization of this event.

Barb and Michelle

Sunday Loretta and I and Erlyene a lady we met at our Friday night event with Linda Hanson went down to the conference center together and watched the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. So beautiful was the music and very relaxing (yes I fell asleep).  We took in a tour of the Mormon History Museum after that and a trip to the Gateway mall again. You could say Loretta and I squeezed every moment of the day out of our trip and have some great memories and ideas to keep us going all  year.  We are both looking for recruits to take with us next year.  Are you game for the adventure of a lifetime?  Then talk to us!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Some new things I have been making

Here is a picture of a few things I have been making with a new paper called Sunny Garden by Stampin' UP! These are a few of the gifts for my downline.
I used a notepad and the 1" circle punch to create holes to peek at the bees.  also made a matching pen and a drinking glass with our Sunny Garden paper inside. I also used the new pumpkin pie Tafetta ribbon on the note pad... oh so yummy in color.  My uplines group is the BIZ"E" stampers so I decorated with just buzzing by stamp set. The little box is an ALTOIDs cool honey box with Altoids inside.  I also used the 2 new laces one around the sides and the other on top and a collar on my bow made from the new in color pear pizzaz poly stiched ribbon. Also used the pearls so easy. I am also working on a special tote bag made from the sizzix die and material run through the big shot using our scallop square die.

Frog made with the owl punch and the envelope punch
If you need any stampin' UP! supplies you can always check my website and order 24 hours and 7 days a week.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

JOIN or RE Join Stampin' UP! and my Lucky Ladies Team

Rejoin Stampin' Up! Starter Kit

If you were previously a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and had to deactivate (for whatever reason) ....GOOD NEWS!! You can rejoin starting July 1st for only $35. There are several items you need to read ...for example, you can not rejoin on line, you must send your paperwork into Stampin' Up! Below are the three documents you will need. 
To rejoin it is $35 and you receive just the business forms and 8 catalogs and mini's
and more

To Join for the first time the price is $175  for the standard starter kit. (worth over $300!)

Download US_promo_start_kit_0610

Download US_IDAgree_0809-2

Download US_idepnt_demo_0310-1

 Joining for the first time
Go to   use pass code bize302 if you are a new SU demonstrator. 

To rejoin you must use the mail in option. Email me with your address and I can send you the forms.

You are going to LOVE being a Creative Coach and Lucky Lady!

After you've read the info please let me know if you have any questions.

Lucky Ladies Team Leader
Stampin' UP!  SR Supervisor
Debi Pippin

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wedding Bells are Ringing!

Okay I finished the wedding dude to match the Bride Page

togetherJust HimJust him again made mustache smallerDetail of him

The BrideThe BrideBride AgainDetail of BrideWedding CardWedding CardGift card insideTable Favor great with filled with kisses

Wedding bells are ringing for many couples during the next month.  Here are some of my creations for this month celebrating those in love.  I have made a Bride Scrapbook page with the eyelet border punch for the dress topped with the butterfly punch on the top of the dress and using the scallop circle punch for the bouquet of flowers which is made from some new mini punches called itty bitty shapes for sale now in our new summer mini good till August 31st.  I also used some Tulle for the veil and her under skirt and the bouquet.  Her hair is made from a scallop punch.  On the photo frame I used the sizzix decorative accents.  I am happy with this page and am trying to incorporate more scrapbooking in my designing.  Below that is a card also made with many of our great punches. and a sizzix die called the lattice die that has been run through with folded paper it increases the size of the paper to about 8x8 and when folded it makes a great place setting item that would look nice filled with kisses.

Okay I have seen many other Artisan award contestants entering their almost a winner entries.  Not sure mine was but thought I would share since it is wedding related. 

Here is the cake made in 5 layers.  I did start from scratch and made all the layers without the help of boxes to start with.  I used the movers and shapers die lattice die and embossed all the cake layers with the SU embossing folders  I will add my daughters wedding scrap picture here as well.