Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
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Monday, September 28, 2009
Do you want a sneak peek at what we will be making?
So if you want to join me next Saturday here are the details :
11:00 am-12:30 am
To celebrate National Card Making come and join me by having a stamping party! I will have Giveaway and fun while we stamp 8 cards for the upcoming holidays! (2 of each card) Bring a guest and get a small thank you gift from me. Class: $15.00
So what are you waiting for send me an email so I can save you a cupcake! As always thank you so much for stopping by!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
As I sit here with my table full of fun projects I had to come and post and say Thank you. Yes to all of you because even if you just pop by and see what I am up to or are one of my amazing customers I know I wouldn't be a demo w/out any of you. I think of my amazing Demo Sisters who help encourage me everyday and make me think that this beautiful dream that I have of making my business grow will and is coming true.
I think of those of you that might be on the fence about truly finding out about what Stampin Up is really about in the business sense well in one word I could sum it up : Family.
That is what Stampin Up for me. I remember almost 2 years ago (Feb. I will be a demo 2 years) I had NOT ONE clue what so ever what Stampin Up was. Did you know the first time I actually got to handle Stampin Up cardstock was when I got my starter kit! YES.. I remember opening that package and saying WOW... this feels soo amazing... I still giggle when I grab a piece of Whisper White Cardstock! I never thought that I could make anything of being a demo when I did get my starter kit it was more because I wanted to give stamping a try and thought getting the kit was the most economical way to do it. WELL little did I know it was going to be the start of a true love affair!
So as I sit here taking pictures of all my samples for my upcoming classes as well as projects for the Blog (October is gonna be so much fun!) I wanted to share w/you my Top Ten Reasons I love to be a Demonstrator
10. Always Able to Learn something new Everyday
9. Being my own Boss.
8. Attending Exclusive Regional and Convention for SU Demos!
7. Meeting New People that share what I love.
6. Working the hours I want.
5. Being able to have Parties/Classes and fun as part of my job.
4. Being able to teach someone or introduce them to something they never thought they could do
3. Earn cash (BIG SMILE on my hubby's face! lol)
2. Feeling the Support of a Wonderful Company and gaining amazing friendships.
1. Loving EVERY moment of what I do! Nothing makes me more happy and proud then to always say IT ROCKS TO BE A DEMO!!
Maybe my list could help you and say Ellie maybe this is something that I would be interested in. I am always available so if you might have any questions just send me an email and I'll be more then happy to help answer your questions.
So I think with all my rambling you guys deserve a little peek of one of my upcoming classes in December (taking pictures backwards lol)
Well as always thank you so much for stopping by and one more thing Yesterday I was blessed to become an auntie again to a beautiful baby boy and today is another amazing day as its my oldest son's 11th bday. I'll tell you can't get this Happy grin off my face! Have a wonderful day everyone!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Here is my 2nd card I made:
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
This is a quick post because I am a working crazed woman today getting the last ends ready for my class tomorrow which is sure to be a blast. As well as a Swap that is like 3 in one as there are a sets of Halloween,Thanksgiving cards and Christmas yeah I could have only signed up for one of them but NO its the Swap Addict in me and NOW I am working my tail off cause they have to go in the mail TOMORROW!.. So not too much chatting from me.
Just wanted to come and share a page I did while I took a little lunch break . Yes I eat and Scrap at the same time. Ha but no fear of messing up my materials since they are safe in my computer. Did I tell you I am loving My Digital Studio?
I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday and I am off as I have a goal to make before I have to stop and make Mac & Cheese and bake some cookies for my boys for when they come home.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
(FYI: Don't forget about my MDS Giveaway)
Monday, September 14, 2009
Ha... Well guess what I REALLY DO... being I created her...Ha.. No Not like a Weird Science kind of way! (such an 80's kid was me! LOL)
(click the pic to view bigger)
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Well as I said I am back today to share one of the projects I was working on yesterday I tagged it for my Squeeze it Saturday because well I did finish it yesterday just didn't have enough light to take pictures for it!
So while I was at Convention this summer we had a Meet & Greet for Stampinaddicts. It was such an amazing and fun event I can NOT wait and hope I am blessed enough to go again next year because it was so much fun.
There was swapping and eating and laughing and prizes and too much fun! I won (well I think everyone won something!) You got to go to the goodie table and pick from all these amazing goodies... can you image standing in front of a table full of goodies and YOU have to pick 1 thing? Well it was hard but for me since I have a thing for pens and pads (I know I'm such a geek! lol) I choose this :
It also included a matching pen and let me tell you I love it to pieces and when I got home I said OH I have to make this as inside is a pad (its 4x6) then I said OH my gosh who made this for me! So I went on a mission to find out who it was! Finally one of my SA Sistahs -Kim came through and told me who it was! lol
Then I was another mission to find those pads I went to every store you could think of but nobody had them as these are blank pads with no lines which is really what made me love it since I am forever doodling and this is perfect.
Well finally another of my SA Sistahs-Paula said OH Ellie I have some of those in my stash.. DO MY SA SISTAHS Rock or what???
THAT is how I was able to create these gifts for the boys teachers.. Did I lose you already with my long story for this little project!
OK well I think I've rambled enough you want to see what I made?? lol
*the reflection you see is that I put the cards and pads inside a clear box*
As you can see that not only did I make the pads for them but I am also including a set of cards for them to use. For the stamping I used 2 techniques to color the flowers on the cards.
I took out my Stampin Up Water color pencils and as I sat there coloring away (I also used my blender pen) I said WHY have I not used these pencils again in such a long time??? For the pads I decided for the main images to use watercolor paper and use my Stampin Up markers to color along with my aqua pen & then after I did that I decided to use my Versa Pen and emboss it.
As far as the stamps I used I went for Flores Suaves which is so beautiful I used it to stamp a background on the covers and did so with Versamark. For the cards I used Fifth Avenue Floral. The sentiment is from Dream Du Jour .
Actually you know what I am going to see if I make a video hopefully this week which I think will get easier for me to start to do again as my boys will be in school and the house will be quiet and will have a window to do so when my little Sassy takes a nap!
I think I have over extended this post but just had to share all the details with you!
Also I wanted to let my local customers know that I will be attending a Crop in November 7th and have been asked to me the Guest Stampin Up demonstrator at the event. I will be sharing an awesome project that I hope everyone will love. I am working on the sample and will share sneak peeks on what it is so you can say Ellie I am coming!
There are only 30 spots open and as I have heard 13 already are filled! Its gonna be a 12 hr. crop for ONLY $35.00 if you can't wait till I post more info just email me and I'll let you know about the rest of the info so you could register before all the spots are taken!
If you go you'll get to see me in my Bday Tiara cause the 14th is my Bday and I will start my celebrating with that crop. Well as always thank you so much for stopping by enjoy your Sunday!
Don't forget about my MDS Giveaway!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend. I've been a bit under the weather but never the less I have been super duper busy but happy to be so. In between working I have been playing again with My Digital Studio.
Can I tell you this is so addicting because its so fun and so easy and I am LOVING all the features. I can sew on my pictures people!!! I DO NOT SEW but in My Digital Studio guess what I DO! Ha..
Want to see what I have been up to now? Here is a page I did today again another 15 minute pages and I have this beautiful scrapbook page :
This very handsome little cutie is my nephew. Don't you just want to eat him up. Isn't this page so cute?? LOOK I added stitching to the page! HA.. OK so as I was doing this and working I said you know what I need to make one lucky person be as excited as I am with My Digital Studio so guess what I am gonna give one away.
You read right.. Gonna give one away cause I love it so much and I know you will too! For this giveaway just order $75.00 or more (before shipping and handling) and you are entered to win!
The deadline will be on Oct.1st and I will announce the winner on October 2nd,2009
Remember you have two ways of placing an order either by email or you can go online and place your order . Both ways of reaching me are at the upper right hand corner!
Tomorrow I will share some teacher gifts that I made that I will be sending with the boys Monday morning as well as some news for my local customers! So make sure you come back tomorrow! As always thank you so much for stopping by!
Friday, September 11, 2009
I am over the moon right now because I have been playing with "My Digtal Studio" which is SO AMAZING and so awesome... So whats up with my Title post.. well before I even knew there was Stampin Up for that matter Stamps I started out in the paper craft world as a scrapbooker and well I did it for my kids and since all my albums were about them that is how that name came along and I became Scrapbookmama.... THEN 2 years ago something happen I fell in love.. with Stampin Up which made me turn to stamping something I NEVER EVER thought was me nor was I interested in.. The though of making a card made me shake.... well time passed and the tables were turned I left behind the scrapbooking for the most part and would only do a page or 2 ever 3-4 mths!
ENTER My Digital Studio and I hear a chorus sing a beautiful song for me!! As I know this is my way to come back to something that I loved so much and make it way easier. When I would scrapbook oh I would take over the whole room displaying all the "materials" I would need and it would HAVE to stay as is for weeks until I would finish an album !
NOT ANYMORE.. because I will be creating my own "room" right in my computer while I create beautiful pages that I will be able to send to print or print right here at home! YEAHHHHH SCORE!!
So with no further delay Here is my first scrapbook page in my new Adventures into the Digital World :
Now tell me How bad do you want to get this??? I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVEEEEEE THIS!!! I am off to make a couple of cards creating MDS.. yes you can do that too and everything you will use including the stamped image will be true to size including the embellishments.
Image the fun of adding "real" embellishments on top of what ever you created on your printed pages. TOO MUCH FUN I TELL YOU!
Also don't forget to take a look at my Newsletter Blog as I've posted all my classes for the rest of the year and can't wait to see you there! As always thank you so much for stopping by!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wanted to share one of the cards we will be creating in one of my Halloween classes. I have my list all ready for my new October classes and will be posting by tomorrow as I know you will want to come and get inky with me when you see what I have in store!
Ok here is one of the cards we will be creating on the 18th :
Who said that Autumn Days was only for use of Thanksgiving cards? It is Autumn right so Halloween fits right in don't you think?
Here is a view of the card laying down so you can see the cool effect that was created with the cardstock.
Hope you enjoyed this card and will see you during my Halloween class on the 18th of this Month. Also don't forget that is the day I pick my winner for that cutie Stampin Up Build a Bear
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
In between doing for them I managed to squeeze a little MojoMonday sketch. Remember I told you I was loving that combo-red,white, and black well here it is again!
First let me share with you the sketch this week :
Here is what I came up with :
Yes I have a think with dots and this cards.. did you know circles are my fav. shape! lol..
I think I will prob. use this sketch again I did like it. I used that yumo Designer Paper - Night&Day It has some amazing patterns in it.
Well this one quick post as I have get the kids to bed. Hope you all have a wonderful evening and don't forget about the Bear Giveaway!
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black
Designer Paper: Night& Day
Accessories:Black Brads,Jumbo Brads,Perfect Details Texturz Plate
Ribbon: 3/4Real red Polka Dot Grosgrain, 1/4 Basic Black Grosgrain
Monday, September 7, 2009
This last card I wanted to make it simple but classic.
I really had fun creating with my Bday friend Brenda today but now I must go put this day to bed. Boys have one more sleep after tonight to start school and they are extra wired so I need to help them along to bed!
As always thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my card challenges I did today and hope you were inspired to challenge yourself to create some cards too!
Don't forget about my Stampin Bear Giveaway!
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
Cardstock: Basic Black,Blush Blossom,Vellum
Accessories: Twine Hemp,Black Brads,Prettiest Kit/brad
She did one with cute snowmen me I have Halloween on the brain so this is what I came up with!
For today I will be sharing a couple of projects that I set myself to do today to get into the week with a good Mojo Run. So lets get started shall we!
This little gift was inspired by Andrea as last week she had a simpler project posted. I went to make one but decided to change a couple of things. I decided I would make this a little project for a little girl so that she could have coloring.
Here is what I came up with :
As you can see instead of a gift card I made a little pad with stamped images to be colored. I didn't have the small open envelopes so I made my own pouch. I used cardstock and folded it followed her directions on how to make the little opening.
To complete the little gift I took a clear envelope and added some crayons and Gift ready to go! :)
Hope you enjoyed this little gift and will give it a try!
Stamps : Beart Best Friends
Cardstock: Pink Passion,Crushed Curry,Whisper White,Pretty in Pink
Ink: Basic Black,Crushed Curry,Creamy Caramel,Rich Razzleberry,Old Olive
Designer Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade
Ribbon : Crushed Curry Polka Dot Ribbon
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Now if you notice sure you can see what I added last??? hehehe Yes the sentiment around the card... yes I'm still feeling the after glow of my other card I made doing this! lol.. and ok sure its a little smudged but you know what this card make me smile and what is stamping about ....SMILING and feeling GOOOODDD so sure the word is smudged and one corner isn't prefect but guess what it is in my world cause I made it!
Saturday, September 5, 2009
I was clearing up my stamp table when I heard a slight sighing that came from my Stamp Cabinet and I said HUH what is that.. and guess what it was?!!! It was the Extra Stampin Build a Bear that I have.....
So then I asked whats wrong Little Stampin BAB?? and it told me.. sniff,sniff.. Nobody loves me.. I said well I love you... and you are right you shouldn't stay in there I think its time I get you a new loving home! SOOOO I decided that I will have Giveaway!!!
How do you get a chance to win the bear ? That is easy to celebrate that I have my online Stampin Up Link again I have decided to enter everyone who places an online order for the Giveaway. I will have my Sassy Little Girl pick out the winner and I will send their CUTIE bear to them. The Giveaway will be done : September 18th,2009
How does that sound? So all you have to do is click on my little cute shopping cart and get yourself some goodies!
Enjoy your day everyone and as always Thank you for stopping by!
FYI: The Stampin bear will come with the Exclusive stamp as well as its "birth certificate"
Friday, September 4, 2009
Wow did this week ever fly but I AM SOOO happy this week is done.. Maybe now all the craziness going on will die down and only beautiful and wonderful things are to come. Don't we all agree....
Any hoot I have a card for you to share that I hope you will like cause its using my FAV set of all Time! :) Since Halloween is right around the corner I know Sept. just started but you just blink and you'll see its here! lol
So here is what I made :
Are you loving this card as much as me??? GOOOJUS..OK so do you see that YUMO DP?? I'll give you a minute.. YOU should see the rest of Autumn Meadows.. The colors in that DP are BOOM BOOM POW! (hey I'm listening to Black Eyed Peas while I post hehehe)
Any hoot so as you can see this card is super duper easy to make how cool would this be to mail out.. YES this is gonna be my card for the Halloween this year! :)
SEEEEEE why you need to get Branch Out??!! WHAT you say its not in the Catty.. WELL its still available you know! YES IT IS- just on the dormant list..So WHAT are you waiting for check my list and get that # and go into my online store and ORDER IT.. along w/this DP.. you know you want to why are you fighting it ??? hehehehehe
For that "Spooky effect" all I did was use another fav. of mine Sponge Daubers I can never get enough of them! Oh did I mention that I embossed the tree and birds.. Stamped the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes(which is so cool because of the gillion sentiments it has!)around the imge and threw in some Jumbo eyelets and Hemp thread and BOO you have a cool Halloween card.
So there you have it.. my start of my Halloween cards. I shall be back later today with a trio of cards I made (yes I finally finished those from yesterday so I can post them later today.)
As always thank you so much for stopping by!
Stamps: Branch Out (113200) Teeny Tiny Wishes(115370)
Cardstock:Basic Black(102851),Whisper White(100730)
Ink: Basic Black,Crushed Curry(115659),Pumpkin Pie(105216),Going Grey(103274),Versa Mark(102283)
Designer Paper:Autumn Meadow(116769)
Accessories: Jumbo Eyelets(108431),Hemp Thread(100982),Sponge Daubers(102892)
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Hope your having a wonderful week so far. Me very interesting to say the least. Well I wanted to say that starting next week I will have available once again my Link to be able to purchase online Stampin Up products!
Having some real computer issues yet again! lol... Thus is why I haven't been able to post but I hope by week's end I will be able to post some of what I have been creating which I think you will like.
Next Wednesday is the 1st day of school for my boys!!! WOW Summer just fleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew by and did we really have a Summer? I want a rewind! lol..
Also did you see the the NEW MINI CATALOG is OUT!! DRRRRRROOOOLLL is all I can say! make sure you click on the links to check the mini out and also for the wonderful Hostess benefits ava. at the moment!!!
If you would like a mini catty please just email me and I'll get it to you! Have a wonderful evening! As always thank you so much for stopping by!