Saturday, November 28, 2009

So Many Reasons to be Thankful

Hello everyone!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I really enjoyed my family time together and it was yet another year to remember.

I had to share a fast little page I made of my Little Sassy for this year's Thanksgiving. I can not tell you how easy and wonderful it is that I can make a scrapbook page done w/no worries send it out and print it and put it in my album!

I am working on another page of my boys but wanted share this one with you. I keep thinking HOW easy these Holidays are going to be for me because I get to just upload my pictures and just get to work w/my MDS while watching TV like I did for this page!

As you can see my Sassy is a real little Ham and doesn't mind mama snapping away! lol.. So thats what I did. I was just lucky enough to get 2 pics of boys as they were busy playing w/cousins!

I also wanted to update on my blog Candy as I have so much to give away that I am going to extend the deadline for 2 more weeks ! This week I will take a better pic so all can see what is inside! :)

As always I thank you so much for stopping by! Also if you haven't had a chance to do a little shopping make sure you do so before Monday as Stampin Up has one amazing sale going on right now!

Monday, November 23, 2009


Happy Monday Everyone :

Starting today did you know that Stampin Up is having an amazing online Sale! There will be products up to 50% off! This is a wonderful opportunity to get a couple of stocking stuffers for your friends/family or even yourself. They even have bundles ready for you!

These are just a few of what you could expect to find in this sale :

One of my favorite Bundles availiable right now:

Want to stamp but don't know where to start?
We've got the Ultimate Stampers' Starter Bundle

•Best Wishes & More stamp set
•Eight Great Greetings stamp set
•On a Pedestal stamp set
•Earth Elements Stampin' Spots
•Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
•Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
•Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
•Flower Designer brads

ALL FOR :$76.62 (Item #120289)

Make sure you go check out these amazing deals on my online store and enjoy all these bargins are gone. Don't wait as they while supplies last!

As always thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Hello All!

I had true intentions of posting this yesterday but there was a little run about because my oldest son managed to fracture his Big Left Toe! He's doing good this AM and even went to school as I learned there is really nothing you could do about it. just tape it up! Needless to say I was taking care of my baby.

So here I am sharing w/you what I was up too before all the excitement started. This is actually a first for me not only because I am the earliest I EVER have been doing anything for decorations for the Holidays but because I actually don't end up doing anything till the week of!

We visit my MIL every weekend and she has all the decorations the kids could ever dream about its a Winter Christmas wonderland I tell you! :)

So for me to actually get in the mood of the Holidays so early even shocked me but here I was going to the craft store and picked myself a little 3ft tree for my stamp room.

I actually added some paper ornaments that really were so easy and fun to make I found how to make them on Splitcoaststampers. I used some Designer Paper from the Christmas Cocoa Speciality Collection available in the Holiday Mini.

Here is a closer look at the ornament:

Well I am off as I am working on my classes for Jan and working on plans to start Stamp/Scrap Monthly Meetings. Don't forget about my giveaway I am having and as always thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

OHHH Look What I Made Plus a Giveaway!

HELLLLOOO everyone!

First off I wanted to thank everyone who wished me a Happy Bday this past Saturday and placed an order as well. I ordered all the Ink Pads(free gift for each order) and once they get here I will be mailing them out!

Another WHOOP WHOOP to the winner of the little basket of goodies Julian. Hope you enjoy!

So now I wanted to share with you something I made today. I've been working at my Stamp room and am happy to say that my room is all in order EVERYTHING is in order!

Usually I just clear my desk and put stuff away but of course you know how that goes you put this away and put more away then when you go looking for what you really need you have so much stuff and you can't find what you really needed!

Or if you are like me (cause I know I am NOT the only one) you hoard stuff because its just too cute to use and forget you even had it!!!

WELL NO MORE.. I cleared every drawer in my stamp room and for my Bday I got a new stamp cabinet plus new storage cubes and replaced the old ones, so what does that mean? I have goodies to giveaway!! OHHH BOY DO I!!!

But first let me show you what I made to celebrate my SUPER clean Stamp room! LOL.. I just got this Big Shot Die for my Bday.. and let me tell you I AM IN LOVE!!! I know I say that for allot of stuff well I can't help it I'm in Love with Stampin Up! lol..

Which Big Shot Die did I get? The Flower Folds Die. I've been wanting this Die since I saw what Shelli (may she live forever! LOL -founder of Stampin Up!) at Convention with it. I KNEW I had to try my hand at it too!

Even though I do not sew and do not do fabric guess what it is way true NEVER say NEVER cause look what I did:

This is a Pin!!! I AM IN Love.. Oh man I am having too much fun looking at fabric!... Ha who knew.. then of course I looked at another creation and I had to try as I am gonna make it for my Little girl! I made her a hair pin.

This I made using my Big Shot's Circle Die #2:

Oh and the BEST thing about these is NO sewing just some a few drops from the Hot Glue Gun! I love it : (since I am sooooooooooooo not the sewer)

So now I am so excited about this you know what I think I need to make a class so we can do this together what do you think?? OH YEAH...This will be perfect to make a couple for teachers or for the ladies at church or anyone special they will love it and be even more impressed YOU made it! OH I see us making 2 of each w/ little gift boxes!! SQUUUUUUUUUUUEALL so who wants to join me?? I am going to check my calendar and see when we will be doing this because this is gonna be some FUN!!!

Ok so I did say giveway so you want to see what I am going to give away??

so what is in this Propriety Box well as of what I remember 3 different punches,LOADS of different stamps,different goodies for accessories and a BIG PACK of Designer Paper there is a brand new DCWV Halloween Stack that I actually won but didn't use! Plus way to much for me to pull out and list! So what do you have to do to win?? Well just post about my Blog Candy on your Blog and come back and let me know!

This Contest is Open to U.S. and Canada. So If you want a box of goodies that need a good home Well join the fun! I will pick the winner Next Tuesday the 24th!

As always thank you so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Survived the Weekend!

Hello everyone!

Have you missed me I sure have missed you. I must say this weekend was so amazing! Hi to all the new gals I met and can't wait to see a couple of you for my upcoming Holiday Bonanza class (today is the last day to register for it so hurry and email me if you are interested in attending!)

So for the rest of you that didn't get to see me and my inky fingers this weekend. I thought I would share a couple of cards I had with me.

First off this is one of the cards I had selling for in a set. I had seen this over at the Heroarts blog and they of course had a stamp to create it so I said hmmm WHERE have I seen that before then I remember and said OH I am gonna make that card and its gonna be even cooler! LOL...

So I took out my Petal -A- Plenty Embossing folder. Ok can we talk about that for a minute. When I saw it in the mini I said hmmm that looks kind of funky to be honest but then I started seeing cards with it and still I kept saying hmm but I finally broke down and got it and I was so mad at myself because I WAITED so long!
It has such a deep impression when you emboss it.. WOW.. I LOVE IT!!!! Ok back to this card :)

So I embossed it and took my Big Shot and used the Circles #2 Die and the biggest circle was PERFECT to use. Then I looked at the sentiment of the original card I was inspired from and I said WHERE have I seen that before... then it clicked! Our Country Holiday Kit from last year!
Were you one of the lucky ones who ordered a kit when they had an INSANE blowout a couple of mths ago??? If so you have this sentiment you can use it as well!! :)

I know you guys are saying Ellie WHERE IS THIS CARD Ha..I wouldn't keep you waiting anymore:

You see the little bling in the middle of the flowers?? That's some shimmer paint in Champagne Mist. This is a wonderful card to mass produce and is very simple but elegant. So much so guess what my Holiday card this year is gonna be! lol... Also if you wanted to (which I did) you could make the base Whisper White and that makes a beautiful card as well. I would show you but someone bought that set! (this one I remembered to take before it was sold! ha)

Also here is a card from a note set I made :

These note cards were 4 x3 and I made 4 of them w/their envelopes. I like to give thank you notes for everything so these are perfect for that. I used the Level 2 Set-Asian Artistry and I embossed it and used my trusty dabber w/ Pretty in Pink Classic ink and sponged around the image.
I have much to share with you and will the rest of the week. Also I wanted to let you know about my 24 hr. Bday Special that will start on Saturday at 12:24 am (time I was born) !
The only way that you will know what it is, is if I you receive my monthly Newsletter.
So if you would like to be added to my list just send me an email and I will be more then happy to let you know What it is I have in store.
As always thank you so much for stopping by. I am off to continue putting my stamp room together so I can make it a mess this Friday as I will be holding my Bday Party class.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Crop Class Fun!

Happy Thursday everyone!

Is it me, or is this week is going super fast or maybe its that I've been even busier then I usually am. I know how is that possible?? Once this week is over I hope things will slow down a bit more as I have some projects to share w/you. Also I have been thinking about what should I give for my Birthday Blog Candy... hmm I'll see this weekend what I give. Anyway I wanted to share w/you the project the gals are going to do w/me this coming Saturday!

I am really looking forward to all the fun and crafting we will be doing!

Here is a peek at the mini album we will be creating using my fav.Stampin Up goodies as of late!
If you haven't ordered Autumn Splendor stamp set THEN LET ME TELL YOU its AMAZING and so much fun and you can do sooo much with it! I love Fall and I knew I had to get it! Next week I will share w/all you could do w/this set. Also the YUMO Designer paper -Autumn Meadows each page is like an piece of art work I love it...

This is such a fun album to make . I also will have another sample for the girls to see how easy it is to make this album for any occasion. PLUS the gals are gonna get spoiled cause I am bringing a nice Juicy giveaway.
I am hoping to make this a mini early bday party! No worries if you can't attend this crop. If you want to celebrate my Bday with me I will be having a Bday party/class on the 13th at my home.
So just email me and let me know you want to join the fun! I also will be having a giveaway at that class.

OH almost forgot to remind you guys that my November Classes are up!

So go take a look and as I've told the gals attending my classes if one of the days doesn't work for you just let me know and I will work w/you so you could still get a chance at taking the class.

Well I am off because I have lots to do. As always thank you so much for stopping by!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Holiday Gift-Giving Let it Begin!

(click on picture for Guide)

Dates: November 1, 2009-January 4, 2010

Details: You'll love the convenience of our Holiday Gift-Giving Guide! With gift ideas for kids, teens, neighbors, and more, it's your one-stop shop for all your holiday needs.

Plus, when you spend $50 on products in the guide, you'll get a D├ęcor Elements for FREE (up to a $16.95 value)!

This coming week I will be showcasing project you will be able to create with the goodies in this guide to help you with your holiday planning!
As always thank you so much for stopping by!