Friday, October 21, 2011

Mountain Dew and Sierra Mist Christmas Wreath

With all the dillying with Lollies lately; that is the medalian looking folded piece everyone is making with the new Stampin' UP! Simply Scored Tool. They are fun to make and we learned how to do them at Convention this year in our Village of Cuteness class

Well I thought I had a brilliant idea and then found that someone else and someone else had the same idea.  I think alot of us that are think our of the box ladies often come up with the same or things that are alot alike.  If you look on Stampin Connection you will see quite a few of these.  It is a Wreath made from Aluminum cans and the SU snowflake die.  All the different color combinations are so cool.  I have seen blue and orange ones; and blue and red; and red and green.  I am thinking the silver and Gold in the Beer can form would be pretty too.    Anyway enjoy the pictures. 
I also used the snowflake punch from SU and a 3/4 inch circle punch  to complete the project.  To make the cardboard Wreath I used a Pizza Box and just traced a dinner plate and then a saucer size and cut the circle out and the inside circle so you get what looks like a donut to attach the Snowflakes to.  I just used my cropadile and punched 10 sets of two holes close to each other.  Then I tied the Ribbon through the wholes till I had all ten sets done and then began to tie the snowflakes on.  If you sandwich two of the aluminum snowflakes together and kind of snap them together pushing one point down and every other point they will stay together pretty well.  Put the ribbon through them and build the other snowflake (punched from Glossy White paper) with a 3/4 " circle and put two holes with the cropadile so it looks like a button poke the ribbon through and tie it on top.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Goodbye to a Dear Friend

My Friend Loretta has moved away to Austin Texas well Actually Round Rock TX.  She had a little granddaughter born recently and could not bare to be miles away from her.  What a wonderful thing for her to be able to see her little Lucy growing up and being able to be close to her family.  Little Lucy only weighed a bit over 2 pounds when born and I am happy to say that Loretta told me she had doubled her size in weight and would be going home from the hospital soon. 

Our friends from our crafting group met at the Olive Garden the other night to send Loretta off in style.  It was so hard to say Good Bye to her as she has not only been a great friend but my downline and my accompaning partner and roomate for various conventions and trips.  I will miss her alot but know that I will get to see her shortly as we plan to meet up for leadership in January.  Even though I have already shed some tears and will definitely have to look hard to find someone else just as fun to hang with.

I want to share the card I had made for Loretta and the Frame I made for her granddaughter Lucy.

The Frame is made with the Christmas Paper and Embossed with the Melon Mambo embossing powder with a bit of irredesent ice added in it.  The Letter's are made with Stampin' UP! Sizzix simple letters.  I used the Simply Scored to make the cute folded butterflys with some of our DSP from last year.  I also sprinkled some Rhinestones in and used some of the pink Pirouette ribbon to add a few bows.  I know it will look nice in her room with the pink and chocolate theme she has.

another view

close up of butterfly

Here is the card I created for Loretta.  The little box on the side holds 5 Hershey's Nuggets and has a cute bookmark in the pocket.  I used the Stamp set Little Friends for the image in the front.  The inside bookmark uses the set thoughts and prayers. The sentiment Sweet Friend is from the new stamp set in the Holiday Mini "You are Loved" I also used the Ribbon lace punch and the beautiful wings embosslit for the pretty butterflies.  I added a touch of smooch to the wings.

Cards From Ronald Mc Donald World Card Making Event

Just wanted to share the cards from World Card Making Day event.  All the cards and the money for making them went to Ronald McDonald House.  I was there this past Wednesday and dropped off several packages of stamps and also about 150 - 200 cards.

I am going to begin working with students of the Lecanto High School so they can earn bright scholars volunteer hours at selected Saturdays at the Homosassa Library soon.  They will be a big help in helping me fullfill the needs of the RMH in St Pete that I am a Stampin' UP! Appointed lead for the 3 houses near All Childrens' Hospital.  Many of our local families have already used the houses there.

Designed by Debi Pippin

Designed by Debi Pippin

Designed by Jo Ann Mc Hale
                                                           and taught by Diane Henderson
                                                           since Jo Ann  could not be there

Designed by Michele Ryder

Designed by Loretta Ingerman

Designed by Barb Harmon
                                 My upline

Designed by Fran Schaak

I want to thank these ladies for designing and teaching cards on World Card Making day.  With out you the event could not have happened.  With the success of this years event we will be holding a second annual one next year. So if you missed it we will remind you throughout the year.  If you would like to donate cash for stamps and envelopes or handmade cards to the Ronald Mc Donald house through me just give me an email or call and I will gladly pick them up or accept them from you when I see you. I cannot begin to tell you how happy the residents and patients have been that have either received a card or needed one to give and were able to have one on hand to send. If you would like to join me at the Homosassa Library to help out I would love the extra help.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Limited Offer...

Stampin' Up! has a limited number of kits to make a special Christmas Keepsake Box available. This gorgeous box would make a lovely gift by itself or a fantastic gift box for a special gift. It can be kept to hold special cards, photos, notes, or other treasures from year to year.
The Kit includes almost everything you need to make the finished box including pre-cut accents and instructions. You will only need to provide some Paper Snips and some adhesives for the assembly. If you want your finished box to look like the one shown, you will also need the Pines & Poinsettias Set on page 21 of the Holiday Mini and a few markers.
To order the Christmas Keepsake Box Kit, please contact me at    use the # 129024 and order yours for $19.95
simply shop on line at  
Don't forget to check out the clearance Rack for great savings while you are there.  
Here are the item numbers and prices for the Kit and some other recommend items:
  • Christmas Keepsake Box Kit, # 129024, $19.95
  • Pines & Poinsettias Clear-Mount Set, # 123764, $14.95
  • Pines & Poinsetties Wood-Mount Set, # 123762, $19.95
  • Real Red Stampin' Write Marker, # 100052, $3.50
  • Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write Marker, # 120975, $3.50
  • Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker, # 119680, $3.50
  • SNAIL Adhesive, # 104332, $6.95
  • Stampin' Dimensionals, # 104430, $3.95
  • Sticky Strip, # 104294, $6.95
  • Mini Glue Dots, # 103683, $4.95
  • Paper Snips, # 103579, $9.95

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Birmingham Stampin' UP! Regional 2011

Just want to say I had the best time at the Birmingham Regionals.  Shelli was not there but all my favorite presenters were there Donna Shannon and Carrie! Also Brian was the most awesome Videograher ever.  I was able to get decent pics this time.

Donna is always funny and here the 3 are laughing on stage because Donna said a funny thing about watching her son create a baby.  Then she realized what she had said and everyone was roaring.  She then corrected herself and said she was not going to watch her son create the baby but she was going to watch it be born today.  It was her first grandchild so she has a right to get mixed up and be a little giddy.  I remember when my first one was born.

This is from the new Sweet Cake set that you can get if you become a demonstrator this month and join my team the Lucky Ladies.  you will also get a big shot machine and I will throw in a couple of ink pads as a thank you for joining.  Just go to my website at  and sign up.  You only have until Oct 22 if you want the sweet stamp set too.  I can offer this for the next 2 weeks only because I attended the regional.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Stampin' UP! Birmingham Regional

I won the creative swap challenge with this card!  $50 shopping spree

I am on my way to the Birmingham Regional today.  Just wanted to post some of my swap cards for you to view.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Ronald Mc Donald House World Card Making Day Event

This is the main House in ST Pete

 A Few of our card makers and my upline Barb and side line Michelle

 Another shot



Card Making
Fran and Faith

Our youngest card maker

another view

My volunteers from local highschool
They were able to earn volunteer hours for bright scholars

 Fran with Dean and Faith
Just wanted to give an update on the Ronald McDonald House.  Saturday Oct 1st we had a fund raiser for the RMH on World Card Making Day.  Several of my local demonstrator friends gathered and taught.  There were 6 of us in all.  Each person donated $2 at each table and made 2 cards.   One card they donated to RMH and one they kept for themselves.  We offered refreshments and had door prizes each half hour.  If you missed it we have decided that we will do this annually.  It was a great day and everyone seemed to enjoy making the cards and we raised about $300.  We plan to buy postage stamps and envelopes for the cards we will be donating in the future.  So far we have donated over 500 cards.  I will be bringing the current load down on next Wednesday.  We hope to do a card making event at the Ronald Mc Donald House for the families soon.   I will post pictures of the cards soon.

Updated Picture of my kitten Simba

Just wanted to share an updated picture of Simba  this is him at about 9 weeks

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Big Shot For FREE!