Friday, September 28, 2012

Demonstrator Event Part 4

Hello Stampers!  Today I would like to share with you the rest of the swaps I received this past Saturday.  I was so impressed with all the swaps that we got, such talent.  So buckle up and hold on, here we go...

Swap by:  TJ Green
Swap by:  Joyce Kuhlman
Swap by:  Cathleen McSorley

Swap by:  Tricia Roberson
Swap by:  Debbie Shelley
Swap by:  Heather Stouder
Swap by:  Karin Taschenberger
That is it for the swaps.  Don't you think they were great?  I can not begin to tell you how much fun I had at this event.  Oh, and did I mention the food???  Debbie is a fabulous cook!!!  For lunch she made us these wonderful baked potatoes with any kind of topping you could want on it.  I would drive to her house which is almost 2 hours away just for these potatoes!  She makes them for us every year.  Yummy!  She also had salad with 2 different homemade salad dressings.  For dinner Debbie made us pasta and 2 different sauces.  One was a homemade marinara sauce and one was a scampi sauce.  Yes they were Yummy!  She also made us chicken breast to add to the sauce of our choice.  We also had salad for dinner.  For our dessert we had cream cheese squares which I made and wonderful chocolate bars that Debbie Shelley made.  She is sending me a recipe for them and I will share that recipe on here once I get it.  You will die once you taste them, trust me!
Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing all the swaps.  Stay tuned for my next post, your not going to want to miss it!  Until then stamping friends...
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Demonstrator Event Part 3

Hello Stampers!  I am so glad you stopped by today!  Today I would like to share with you some of the demonstrator swaps that I received this past Saturday.  Every demonstrator was to have 1 swap completed for the demo event.  It could be any theme or season you wanted.  I already shared with you on Monday my swap card.  I love Christmas and knew I wanted to do a Christmas card.  So if you haven't checked it out already scroll down and check it out.  Today I am going to share with you 7 great swaps.  So let's get this party started.....

Swap by:  Julie Arvin

Swap by:  Sandy Baker

Swap by:  Sandi Flowers
Swap by:  Becky Fredericks
Swap by:  Margaret Hall
Swap by:  Melanie Hawkins
Swap by:  Debbie Jaeger  *Event Planner
So, what do you think?  Great swaps huh?/!  It's so nice to have all these wonderful ideas for the upcoming holiday season.  I can see myself casing some of these ideas for sure.  I love Debbie's swap for the holiday season.  Can you just see having a couple of those to display some of those cute Christmas pictures we all get in the mail...I do!  Rest assure that if you send me your holiday pictures, I will be displaying them with these cute picture holders.  Thanks for the wonderful idea Debbie.
That is it for today stamping friends.  Stay tuned the rest of this week for some final swap post, and a "Wow" project.  Until then...
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Demonstrator Event Part 2

Hello Stampers!  I am so glad you stopped by!  Today I would like to share with you more projects from a demonstrator event this past Saturday.  Yesterday I posted 8 projects,  I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did.  Today I am going to post about the remaining 6 projects that we made.  I know you are going to love them.  So here we go...

Created by:  Joyce Kuhlman

Created by:  Cathleen McSorley
Created by:  Tricia Roberson
Created by:  Debbie Shelley
Created by:  Heather Stouder
I must say that Heather's sample looked much better than mine!!!
Created by:  Karin Taschenberger
So what do you think?  Awesome right???

That is the rest of the demo projects that I have to show you from the demo event.  I still have to show you the swaps that each demonstrator made and one final "After Dinner Special Project" that my wonderful friend Jen Martin made.  But, that my friends deserves it's own special post for sure!!!  Wait until you see it.  So please stay tuned this week to see more about this exciting event.  Until then stamping friends....
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Demonstrator Event Part 1

Hello Stampers!  I am so glad you stopped by today.  Today I want to share with you some cards that we made at the demonstrator event this past Saturday.  I have said this before, but, everyone did a great job with their projects.  So here we go....

Created by:  Julie Arvin
Created by:  Sandy Baker

Created by:  Sandi Flowers
Created by:  Becky Fredericks

Created by:  TJ Green
Created by:  Margaret Hall
Created by:  Melanie Hawkins
Created by:  Debbie Jaeger  *Event Planner
We had 16 Stampin' Up Demonstrators at this event.  That is a pretty good group of girls in one space.  Debbie set it up so that we would have 3 stamping sessions, 6 cards in 2 of the sessions and 4 on the last session.  So there was 1 card at each of the 6 stations, but, room enough for 2-3 demonstrators at each station.  This seemed to work very well for us and keep things moving smoothly.  So at every station you got to sit with new people, which was nice.  It was great getting to know some of the girls that I haven't met or didn't know well.  I host a demonstrator quarterly swap, and it was nice to put a face to some of those names that I see in the swaps.  Sometimes you even got lucky and sat near the person that created the card.  She then could give you tips or tricks about the card.  I learned a couple of new things yesterday, that is always fun!
Make sure you continue to follow my blog this week.  I will be posting more fun pictures from this demonstrator event all this week.
Thanks for stopping by today!  Until then....
Happy Stamping!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Hello Stampers!  I'm glad you stopped by today.  I went to a awesome Stampin' Up Demonstrator Event this past Saturday at my friend Debbie Jaegers house.  Debbie puts on a awesome event every year.  It is a all day event, great company, great projects and of course great food.  For this demo event all demonstrators must design a demonstratable card that takes about 8-10 minutes to complete.  We must pre-package kits for each demonstrator to complete that card.  Want to see my card?
 So what do you think?  This card is super fast and easy, how much better can it get?
Here are all the supplies used for this card:
Stamps:  Keepsake Ornaments & More Merry Messages
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla & Be of Good Cheer designer series paper
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler & Gumball Green
Accessories:  Keepsake Ornaments Framelits, Cherry Cobbler 1\2" Scallop Dots Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Rhinestones and dimensionals
Did I forget to mention that there were prizes given away at this demo event?  Yes, everyone won a door prize.  I won the Early Espresso 1/2" Scallop Tulle Ribbon and a package of Brushed Bronze Designer Buttons.  Of course Debbie had them packaged all pretty. 
Want to hear some more exciting news?  I won 2nd place for my project.  I was so excited!  I won a wonderful gift bag filled with the following goodies:
Champagne Glimmer Paper
Everyday Happenings Designer Printed Calendar and Display
Festival of Prints Designer Paper Stack
Large Basic Pearls
Gold Stampin Dazzle Marker
Gumball Green Satin Stitched Ribbon
How wonderful is that. I was shocked that I won second prize since there were so many wonderful cards there.  Sandi Flowers won first prize, great job Sandi.  Margaret Hall won third prize, great job Margaret. 
Here is my swap card for the demo event.

I decided to go with some non-traditional Christmas colors.  What do you think?  I really like how this card came out.  Did you notice all those pearls?  Yes, there were 25 pearls on each card for 18 people.  Do you know how many pearls that is?  450 Pearls...WOW! 

Here are all the supplies used for this card:

Stamps:  Keepsake Ornaments, Greetings of the Season & More Merry Messages

Paper:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Pool Party & Very Vanilla

Ink:  Soft Suede & Pool Party

Accessories:  Keepsake Ornaments Framelits, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Large Scallop Edgelits, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Extra Large Oval Punch, Crumb Cake 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Sponge, Basic Pears, Champagne Shimmer Mist, Frost White Shimmer Mist & dimensionals

I had such a amazing time at the demo event on Saturday.  So I would like to give a big shout out to my friend and fellow demo Debbie Jaeger.  She did a wonderful job, thank you Debbie!

Well stamping friends that is it for today.  Stay tuned this week to see post with pictures of wonderful projects from this demo event.

Until then, thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Halloween Printers Tray

Hello Stampers!  What a beautiful Sunday it is!  Today I would like to share with you my Halloween Printers Tray that I made.  This was something that I earned for a Convention 2012 Recruiting Challange.  If you recruited someone from July 20th - August 31st you got this kit.  How cute is this?  I had a lot of fun making this project.  I will be so happy to display this at Halloween time.  As another bonus, they had extras left over and we could purchase extra kits if we wanted to.  So look for another one come for Christmas. 

Here is what was included in the kit:
Printers Tray
Howl-O-Ween Accessory Pack which included all the paper, ribbon, bakers twine & buttons
Toxic Treats Stamp Set
I also used another stamp set which did not come with the kit called Wicket Cool.  I love how this project came out, and I hope you like it too. 
I am working on my blog today to get some post scheduled for this week, so stay tuned......
Thank you for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping :-)


Sunday, September 9, 2012

August Projects!

Finally!  I am going to take my first steps at blogging.  A BIG Thank You to Julie Arvin for all her help with this massive project.  She is the best.  Thank you Julie :-)  Please be patient with me as this is all a learning process.  I am going to try to post at least twice a week until I can really get into the swing of things.  Today I am going to show you the projects that I have made for my Stampin Up in-home workshops.  Everyone loved making these fun projects.  I love this time of the year. 

Supplies for this card:

Stamps:  Perfectly Preserved & Itty Bitty Banners

Paper:  Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade and Orchard Harvest Designer Series paper

Ink:  Cajun Craze, Early Espresso & Lucky Limeade

Accessories:  Perfectly Preserved Framelits, Bitty Banner Framelits, Linen Thread, Brushed Bronze Designer Buttons, 3.5" Circle Die & Dimensionals.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this card or if you would like to make one for yourself. 

My next project from my August in-home workshops is a Fall Jar.  This projects was so simple to make, but has that wow factor.  Yes, I need to learn how to take a better picture for my blog.  Hey, it's a work in progress, right?/!

Supplies for this jar:

Stamps:  Perfectly Preserved

Paper:  Old Olive & Very Vanilla

Ink:  Old Olive & Early Espresso

Accessories:  Perfectly Preserved Framelits, 1 3/4 Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Small Oval Punch, Essentials Designer Fabric in Old Olive, Paper Piercing Tool, Linen Thread, Sticky Strip, and Dimensionals.
The next project that I would like to share with you is a Halloween card.  I adore this new single stamp.  Isn't the cat adorable?  Love her!  Don't you just love her bling?

Supplies for this Halloween Card:

Stamps:  Frightening Feline, Mixed Medley Hostess Set, and Spooky Bingo Bits

Paper:  Basic Black, Basic Gray, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla and Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper. 

Ink:  Basic Gray & Tangerine Tango

Accessories:  Chevron Embossing Folder, 3" Circle Die, 1 3/4 Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Basic Gray 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Sponge, Rhinestones & Dimesionals

My final project that I would like to share with you today is a cute and super simple Halloween Treat Bag.

Supplies for this Halloween Treat Bag:

Stamps: Googly Ghouls

Ink:  Basic Black

Accessories:  Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit, Chevron Embossing Folder, Pumpkin Pie 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon & Dimensionals.

The "Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit" is wonderful!!!  It's super fast and easy to make these cute bags.  You can find this kit on page 27 in the Holiday Catalog.  Don't have a Holiday Catalog?  Contact me and I will get one right out to you.  It's the best mini catalog to date, in my opinion.

I hope you enjoyed today's post.  Please leave me a comment and let me know how you liked the projects.

Thank you for stopping by my blog.  Happy Stamping :-)