Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Thanks for the Memories....

Today I wanted to let you know that I have stepped down from being a Stampin Up Demonstrator. It was a VERY VERY VERY hard decision and I had been going back and forth with it but I know it is the right thing to do for me right now.

I have lots of other things going on and right I feel like I am not being far to myself nor what Stampin Up has meant to me. So instead of waiting it out and just being dropped I said I would leave myself. Who knows when things have settled down I just might return.

I have so many amazing friends and Sistahs (you guys are the BEST EVER and I love you dearly) who I have meet because of Stampin Up how could I not love SU.

I have learned so much as well I never even dreamed of stamping 3 1/2 years ago now I can't even image not stamping each day. I learned to love the sound of that Brown truck coming down my block to bring me new goodies.

The fun of opening boxes and sitting there and mounting new stamps and sharing my list of goodies w/my sistahs and seeing all the inspiration we have shared. This is just a small part of why I have loved Stampin Up.

I want to thank you for all the support you have given me it means more then I could ever share. I have loved sharing my little creations and hearing back from you.

Now I am going to New Adventures and hope you will join me I have been posting on my other blog & if you like you can join me there. If you were only interested in the Stampin Up part of this blog well I thank you and send you the biggest HUGS! :)

Again thank you so much for making me learn how much it ROCKS to be Demo! :) SQQQUEALLLL...

Now if you want to keep up with me just come over At : and I'll catch you on the other side!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Greenhouse Gala Class

Bright colors, bold patterns & a vintage texture create an eye-catching combination that is sure to elicit a wow from everyone who sees it. In this class you'll use the Greenhouse Gala DP, Friends Never Fade stamp set and Vintage Wallpaper textured impressions folder to create these four gorgeous cards along with a coordinating window card box to gift them in.

Date: August 29th, 2010
Time: 1:00 pm
Cost: $20.00
Location: My Home

Please email me to sign up for this class. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at this upcoming class.

Please Register before the 22nd of August to reserve your place as space is limited.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hola everyone!

Hope you are enjoying your week. NY has its humidity going again my hair is SO not appreciating that right now ha.

So I just wanted to come w/ a quick little post as I was asked will I be doing any Stampin Up ribbon/Designer Paper Shares this year... So I said well what if we start first w/the Ribbon share and then if I do get enough interest for the Designer Paper then I'll give it a go as well.

So here is the details for the New In Color ribbon share. Gonna need 5 people :)

You will receive 3 yards of 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon in the five BRAND NEW In Colors for only $13.00 The price includes the shipping to your door, five people needed per share.

Colors included will be :

Poppy Parade

Blushing Bride

Peach Parfait

Concord Crush

Pear Pizzazz

The price will be $13.00 (United States only) which includes shipping to you. If you are interested Just click here :

well that is from me for now its another cleaning day around here! As always thank you so much for stopping by!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

On Your Mark, Get Set, SHOOOPPP :)

(2nd post of the Day)

Hello again! Just wanted to let you know I have the new catalog link on my side bar . Isn't she pretty? So go ahead and start your wish list and by 2 pm you should have at least a starter list to email me right? Remember 1st person to email me their order of $25.00 or more will get the free Pinking Hearts Border Punch.

Now can I hear some SQQQQUUUEALLLS :)


Hello Everyone!

Hope everyone is enjoying their Summer. I know I am. So is everyone excited? I bet you are! Its the day that everyone has been waiting. The release of the New Stampin Up Catalog.
So who wants to be my first awesome customer to place an order?

The catalog should go live by 2pm Eastern Time. To celebrate the first person to contact me to place an order will get a free "Pinking Hearts Border Punch" $25.00 order is required to win the price.

I am trying to slowly start back into the swing of things and have many ideas that I would like to get your opinion in. As I want to be able to provide you with what you would like.

I am thinking of doing My Card Kits again. Is that something that you might be interested in?
Also Tutorial Classes online was another I was thinking about.
How about A Hostess Club would anyone want to join?

Just throwing ideas out there. If you could just leave me a comment that would be wonderful.

As always thank you for stopping by and checking on me! BIG Hugs to everyone!

I will be back w/another post once we get the link to the new catty for those of you who don't have a copy yet can check it out online. Sound good? So check you guys later!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

With Pain Comes Growth and Knowledge

Certain things in life make us grow and learn and for me being a Demostrator has helped me so much. I have learned that there are so many amazing and talented woman who I love dearly whom I would have never meet would it have not been for being part of the Stampin Up family.

I have learned that teaching is something I love to do. I love to be able to help someone come into my class and being so excited to share what they learned w/someone else.

I've learned that a handmade card is worth so much more and is so special and to give one is sharing a piece of yourself.

For anyone that knows me they know how much I have loved being a Stampin Up demo I love to image all I can create... Those sleepless excited nights because I know my SA Sistahs and I would be waiting for that awesome surprise Stampin Up has for us Demos... or waiting to sign up for an event.. there is nothing like it....

Although I love what I do So very much I love my Family even more... and thus this brings me to having to do something that might hurt a bit now but I know its our Lord's will because I have learned from what I have gone through in my life that everything happens for a reason...

I have decided to become a hobby demo. I will try to keep up with my qtr. sales but if not I will let it go...

My Stampin Up online store will be open until March 15th and then it will close. For my current customers I can not say what you mean to me! Of course you can email me and I will be more then happy to place your order for you and again can not say Thank you enough for not only your business but your friendships.

I also want to thank the few of you that stop by here and peek at what I might have been up to...

Like my title of my post says W/pain comes growth and knowledge and my faith will help my family and myself through what we have to because our Lord is with us. I know just as before he will walk us into where we need to be.

God Bless you and as always thank you for stopping by....

Monday, March 1, 2010

Monday Daily (Share) Challenge

Hello All. Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I thought I would stop by and share one of the cards we made Friday night in my Vintage Just Because and Thank you class.

Everyone loved this card because some learned how to do faux-tearing technique which is really fun to do.

Isn't this card so much fun! The gals had the giggles when I showed them how easy and fun it is. I am busy getting ready for my Free Library class I will be teaching this Wednesday. It's sure to be a blast!

Also I am working on getting things ready for my Downline appreciation lunch for the 13th. I would love for you to join us. Maybe some of you liveout of state and are saying but Ellie how could I be there! Well guess what you still can! Just ask me how and you'll be part of our Downline appreciation lunch fun. I can even have a cupcake delivered to you from my fav. place!!! (that's our Group Mascot LOL). I am really looking forward to a wonderful afternoon with the Conga Gals.. :)

Well I think I did enough rambling for today! As always thank you so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Yes I am Still Here!

This has to be one of my latest post I've ever put up! lol... I just wanted to let you all know that I am around but suppppppppppppppppppppperrrrr busy.

This week I have been getting my boys after school and so my time has been limited as well working on special projects plus as getting ready for my free class at the library next week!! The cherry on top is getting a Downline Appreciation Lunch together for my amazing gals in my team. Would you like to join us? Just email me on how you can!

I actually got a little downtime tonight while I was watching American Idol I made this little page on My Digital Studio. I am the Queen of Multi tasking I tell you ha..

Yes another Page of Ms. Sassy! lol These Pictures are actually from last Halloween but in my house you would never know that since she is ALWAYS dressed up in something! Its so much fun seeing her have fun and enjoy herself. I was a real tomboy when I was little so I never really liked playing dress up or cooking or nothing that she loves to do so not only is she getting to enjoy it I am for the first time as well! I LOOOVEE IT :)

Well as always I thank you so much for visiting my little world.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Scrapbook Club Share

Happy Saturday all! Coming to the home stretch with the kiddies all being at home this week! Monday they go back and then I can go back to my "regular" routine (I hope hehehe).

Today I wanted to share w/you actually the sketch I used for my Scrapbook Club. We are having a blast and I must say these ladies are super creative!

This is one of the sketches this month I decided to share it using My Digital Studio . I hadn't had a chance to play w/it and I really missed it! Its so much fun all the creating and NONE of the mess! lol

I actually changed the page size from our 12x12 in our club into a 8 1/2x11 I like this size.. HMMM I think I will actually see if I can make an album in this size. This is Ms. Sassy in one of her Birthday pictures and I just went in and edited the picture w/My Digital Studio and was able to use the same picture 3 different ways! LOVE IT!!

If you would like to order your very own My Digital Studio you still can! Just contact me and I will be more then happy to help you with that! Well its time to break out my Semi Chef hat and make some Saturday AM breakfast for the family! Hope you enjoy your weekend!

As always thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Join Me For a Fun Free Class

Hello everyone I am so excited to be able to share this amazing news. Starting Next Month I will be teaching Free Fun Classes available to you at my Local Library.

For my first class I will teach everyone how to create their very own Fabric Flower Pins. Which I know myself I have seen all over the stores. Why spend money on them when you can make your own and customize them as you would need them.

Here is a preview of what one of these Flower Pins look like :

Everyone that attends will create their one of a kind Fabric Flower Pin. If you would like to attend all you need to do is :

Call : 516-536-3071 to RSVP Before March 1st, 2010

The class will be on Wednesday March 3rd,2010 at 6:45 pm

Address to the Library is : 1120 Woodfield Road
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Hope to see you there!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Want a Peek?

Evening Everyone! Happy Monday. Today starts a week w/my babies so its gonna be super busy here everyday keeping them entertained!

I wanted to share w/you a peek at my next upcoming class where its about Baby Love.

I will be doing this class twice so if you are not able to attend this upcoming Friday Evening or join me Saturday afternoon. So I did say something about a peek right so here it is.

This is a peek of the top of the box we will create and inside are stored 4 very sweet Baby Note cards. I hope I get to see you at one of the dates this class will be given.

I know I have to make extra little Baby Love Sets because I have to mail out a couple of these to some friends who either have had a sweet arrival or soon to be blessed with one. I bet you do too!

Well its time to read a story to my kids so as always thank you so much for stopping by!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That!

Evening everyone!

Have you missed me? I hope so! hehehe This week has been a blast. A winter Blast that is! New York got hit with a snow blizzard. So big that my kids have had off the past 2 days from school!

Also this week I had to go out to the boys school for pick up so I've been a busy mama. I finally was able to post today and in good timing because tomorrow is a very special day.

It will be my 2nd Anniversary as part of an amazing Family which is Stampin Up! I love what I do and as I said before I wish I could share it w/everyone. Speaking of which I would like to welcome my newest gal to join my Conga Party Crew Laura S.

To celebrate I made a special Package for anyone that joins me either today or tomorrow and comes along for this amazing ride that is being a demonstrator.

So I thought well lets see Why not make another Celebration Package and see if anyone else wants to celebrate w/me! Right now is an AMAZING time to join as you get to get your starter kit AND an extra set of your choice!

Beside the full packed Starter kit you will receive you will also get to choice any retail stamp set (valued up to $47.95) from the current catalogs when signing up during the promotion. Plus, get 15 percent off your Starter Kit (Standard or Digital+)!

Starter Kit Regular Price Sale-A-Bration Price (15% off)
Standard Starter Kit $199 $169
Digital+ Starter Kit $185 $157

Ok so I did as a little bit of this and a little bit of that right? Well I wanted to share w/you my class that I will be offering this coming Saturday. This is my Cupcake Blast Class.

Doesn't this look good enough to eat! I hope you will be able to join me to create this cupcake class and of course I think I just might make cupcakes so we enjoy as we work!

As always thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Playing Along

Happy Sunday or shall I say Happy Superbowl Sunday everyone!
Its a mini mad house here as my hubby is having his friends over for the game and well I will be hiding in my stamp cave and bedroom not a football gal really but happy to see the boys so excited today!

Well as for me I decided to play with CPS this week because I really liked this sketch its simple enough that it can be used in lots of ways I added it to my little sketch book so I can refer to it on a latter day here is CPS# 153

Isn't sweet? Talking about sweet this coming weekend it shall be Valentine's Day so my card's colors were inspired by that. This is my little card :

I wanted to keep it clean and simple. I really love how the flower(flower layers Die) came out. I used my crimper and then crunched it more for a softer effect. The Velum I ran only the bottom part so I could use my Dots folder. To hold it since you can see adhesive when you use it I decided to hold it w/some brads was going to do all 4 corners but liked this look better. What do you think? Of course I had to use some Real Red being its a Love card and all. Well I hope you enjoyed and thank you as always for stopping by!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Funny Valentine

Happy Friday my dear friends!

Well as I wait for my lunch to arrive (having Chinese takeout) I decided to get Inky w/Nicole who challenged everyone to do one of my fav. technique- Emboss Resist and since I was feeling under the weather on Tuesday to share then what a perfect way to make it up!

This card will actually be for my oldest son for Valentine's Day. He's my little artist. He actually love this technique as well so I think he will like it.

I used some bold colors don't you think but I really like how they work. I used Rich Razzleberry mixed w/Not Quite so Navy. The base stamp is the Jumbo Wheel-Very Vintage and the embossed image was the Medallion Background and the sentiment is a rub-on from Chat room and a half pearl from the Prettiest kit to finish it off. See its a Funny Valentine!

Well I hear my door bell and that means time for lunch. So hope you enjoy your day and as always thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Birthday Valentine

Hello everyone!

For today's Daily Challenge I wanted to share a card I made for a dear friend who's Bday is coming up its really close to Valentine's Day so I came up with a card to fit her perfectly.

This card actually has some fun elements. I used the Satin ribbon to make the ribbon rose as well as some of the half pearls from the prettiest kit. Now lets talk about that background. Do you love it. I DO! I can hear you say it now "Ellie but you love all things SU YES " this is true but this is really fun. That background actually came on our Clear Printed Window Sheets. The collection I used was from the Seasonal Pieces which you get (2) 12x12 sheets of some amazing images to play with.
Well I have to work on some Valentine goodies for my youngest son's class. I have an idea of what do now I have do the test run for it!
As always thank you for stopping by. I am also working on setting up some fun set up for next week because on 2/12 it will be my 2nd year Anniversary being a Demo! So of course we have to celebrate.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Living the Vida Loca!

OH WOW I finally made it!!! Yes as you can see as my title of this post its been a bit crazy around here.. Started w/me getting sick Sunday but thank goodness I am doing better and now I am playing catch up!

Thank you to those of you who were purchased my Class Kit :) I am busy w/that as well. Today I thought I would share another of the cards you will be able to create when you receive your kit.

Once again if you are interested in this Kit which will include enought to create 10 4x4 Cupid Cards (2 of each card) w/a PDF instructions just please contact me and I will be more then happy to help you with your purchase.

Wouldn't this be a sweet card to make to give to someone? I am planning to give this one to our School nurse she is one AMAZING woman and love my boys (and the rest of the kids I guess LOL) so much and I appreciate everything she does :)

I am busy working on 3D projects which I will be able to share after Valentine's Day because they are actually for a secret Cupid Swap I am in and don't want to spoil the surprise just in case my Cupid stops by and then will guess I am her cupid!

OH almost forgot to mention do you know what Feb. 12th is??? I can not believe it myself. It's my 2nd Anniversary being a Demo!!! SQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQUUEALLL so I am working on some blog candy stay tuned for that as well!

Well as always thank you so much for stopping by. I am off as its time to figure out dinner here so time to takemy stamping apron off and put my cooking one on!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

How about a Class By Mail?

Happy Saturday Everyone!

For the last couple of months when I have run a couple of my classes I have had emails asking if I would do a kit for it because either some live to far to attend or some can't make it when I am doing the class. For this reason I have decided to give it a try and start up myMonthly Class Kits once more. I will do 2 kits a month depending on how this month goes.

For these kits I will include all the material that are needed to complete the class (minus the stamped images) . For my first Kit I will be sharing my Cupid Class that will be taught on February 3rd and 6th.
In the class we will make 10 (4x4 cards). You will have 5 different designs and will make 2 of each. This class is $12.00.

For those of you that could not attend but would like a kit it would be $18.00 which includes materials,PDF of class and priority shipping to you. (I will be mailing in the Unites States just to make things easier & fastest shipping)

So would you like to see a peek of 2 of the cards in this class?

If you are interested in this class all you have to do click here

Shipping of these Kits will be on the 7th of February.

As always I thank you so much for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Less then 10 Min. Card and Winners!

Happy Friday everyone!

Hope everyone is enjoying their day. I have had a busy day. I sent out the last of my past orders. Placed new orders. Worked on samples for my February classes. Plus included my domestic/mama duties.

So after having a full day I had to reward myself w/a little stamping right? Well one of the comments suggested I do some 10 mins. or less cards. So I took the challenge. This card I like so much (and the set) that I feel I will be making a few more because it was so easy it took me WAY less then 10 minutes to complete it. I used Happy Moments which is FREE when you place a $50.00 (before s/h) I also used a go to of mine. Teeny Tiny Wishes. Anything you want to say that set has it. So I guess you want to see what I am rambling about huh?

See short and sweet and to the point. All I did was mat my stamped image on Very Vanilla. (for the score line border I just used my bone folder to go around w/my paper cutter) Are you wondering how I got the birdie colored well w/my Stampin Up Markers. Seriously for me purchasing them has been a wonderful investment because I have all 48 stampin Up colors. This has helped me especially if I don't have the color ink pad I need I have it in marker and I can use it to stamp my image this has also made it easier for me to decide which pads I need ASAP . Also for coloring details is wonderful and makes everything so easy.

So I bet you came today to see if you were one of the lucky winners.. So now the winners of their very own copy of Stamp It are :

Dee Tollasken and Lisa808 so if you ladies would please email me : w/ your information I will be more then happy to mail you out your copy!

As always I thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful evening. I just received Cloudy w/a Chance of Meatball for the kids from Netflix and so we shall be watching that tonight! Stay warm :)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

What a Hoot!

Hey all! I had all intention of posting yesterday but the day and chores got a hold of me and before I knew it I missed my chance at taking a picture of my card.

This card I want to share w/you is to attempt to start a little collection of cards for the men in my life. Yes Men related cards although I have made them it always seems I make and give them the day that it is needed! So this first card is actually one I would give to my oldest son.. He would get a giggle out of it cause of what the sentiment says.

Yes I used Fox & Friends YET again.. I couldn't help it Ha. Promise my next card share will not involve this set ha. Like I've mentioned before this is such a fun set and can be for any occasion.

Sorry I have to cut this short but I have to go frost some cupcakes I baked for the kids. Do come back tomorrow as I will announce the winners of my Giveaway

As always thank you so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Look Who is Back!

Technique Tuesday that's who! I was sitting and thinking what could I do today when I said WELL I did have Tech. Tues. up for a reason right?

Since I am working on posting almost everyday why not use what I have right? Now this is gonna make you laugh. When I started stamping I had NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO clue what I was doing I still giggle because I still am learning something new everyday.

I went into the book store by the clearance section and said well there has to be something here to show me the ropes.. This is what I found :

I giggled because the samples well they look kind of old but the info was very good and this book is HUGE! So I decided to buy it and it really had helped me out. I'll use it every week when I do Tech. Tues from now on. Since there are techniques in there that I have yet to try we can do it together sound good?

So this week I start w/one of my fav techniques : Masking

This is my little card I made today it was left over stuff I had out and the size of this card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/2.

The colors of the balloons were picked by my little girl who told me "Good Color choice Mama"so that's what went with on this card! lol

I will prob. do another masking card before the week is over. After I finished this card I got another idea BUT Mama duty calls and I have to start making dinner soon. So for now I hope you like this little card and thank you so much for stopping by!

Monday, January 25, 2010


Hey all! Happy Monday well what's left it! Here in NY it was raining ALLLLLLLL DAY and today is my turn to go pick up the boys from school and guess what my Sassy started to sing Rain,Rain go away and shortly after it stopped raining and I even saw some rays of sun! At first I say HUH? It truly made me giggle because she kept telling everyone that would listen that she made it stop raining :) Ok that is my funny of the day...

Before I post my card for the day I must say WOW... YOU guys ROCK thank you so much for the awesome comments! THANK YOU... and I love all the stuff you guys have been saying.. SO look out for some FUN stuff coming in the weeks ahead because I LOVE all the ideas you want to see and well I have to do it all! :) Don't forget to leave me a comment HERE so you could get a chance to win!

Now for my Monday Card share of the day : This is a cute little baby card I created... Can you guess what stamp set I used? I couldn't help it.. Fox & Friends was sitting there HOW could I not use it...

I LOVE our embossing folder because the impression is so deep and well you all know how I feel about dots and anything round... blllissss.... So have I convinced you yet that you NEED this stamp set in your life yet? lol.

As always thank you so much for stopping by! Its Monday so that means "House" Night at my house.. NOBODY talk to me between 8-9 pm! lol... See you tomorrow for another daily challenge.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Did You See It!!

Happy Sunday everyone!

Today's Share involves a celebration and a giveaway! YEAHHH!! First off Have you seen this?

Well if you have... Did you check out Page 71???? DID YOU SEE what it said? (so cool! lol) Designer:Ellie Augustin

Oh my gosh I just about FLIPPED OUT when I saw my card in the magazine.. I've been waiting patiently for it to come (Ok maybe not so patiently can you blame me!!)

So yesterday after my Stamp A Stack Class I got my mail and just about dropped everything I was carrying to tear open that package but managed to control myself till I got inside.
I can not say how happy I am. Now my giveaway because they sent me extra copies! SO I have to share right??!! SOOOO here is it (sorry only can mail here in the U.S.)
Leave me a comment letting me know what you would like to see on my blog.

I know most of you are shy and stop by but don't say Hey Ellie :( sniff,sniff... lol..) but I would love if you could help me so maybe that way I could make it more fun to stop by and you wouldn't be so shy in leaving a comment! lol..

I will pick 2 winners on Friday so that I could mail out your copy over next weekend! Well enjoy your day and I shall be back tomorrow w/my Daily Challenge card!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bits and Pieces

Happy Thursday Everyone.

Sorry I didn't' post yesterday but we had to run about as one of the errands was to get Ram's cast off YEAHHH... He does have to do physical therapy for a couple of weeks but with God first he'll be to his speed (but more careful) self in no time!

For today I decided to use some of my left over goodies I have laying about (thus my post title) also play along w/this week's Cardpatterns Sketch#47

Which looks like this :

So since I have been busy cutting for my Stamp A Stamp for this coming weekend where we will be making 15 different cards I have lots of little bits and pieces and so this is what I came up. These are (2) little 3 x 41/4 cards.

Here is the first little card. These are actually pieces from my Scrapbook club that I had left over. Aren't you proud of me look I used one of the new brads! YEAH me no hoarding.. You know its actually liberating Ha..
I also used some of the new Satin ribbon available in the new Mini. TRUST me once you open a roll you want ALL the colors! (gulity as charged! lol)

Random Thought: hey would any of you want to do a ribbon share w/me for all the Satin colors?? If I get enough interest I would be happy to do so. Just leave me a comment/email saying you'd want to do a share.

Now for my 2nd card. For this card I actually used something I've had for while but hadn't used. Did you know Stampin Up has Stencils? YEAH WE DO! lol.. Look :

This stencil is HUGE!! its the size of a 8 1/2x 11 sheet so as you can see I just used the tippy top of it but I love how it looks! I plan to make some more cards w/this stencil. As my previous card I used some more ribbon but instead of a stamp for the end I used some eyelets.

These sized cards would be perfect just to tuck into someones lunch or a little thank you, don't you think? OH and before I forget do you know what today is? Its National Hug Day!! So go out there and Hug a friend or a loved one and make their day! Sending everyone hugs and thank you for stopping by!