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!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Thinking of you

Today is a day that I would like to take the time to say I am thinking of a special little boy who 1 year ago returned to our Lord. Many of you might have had read about Garrett whom I was blessed to be his Chemo Angel.

He was such a bright star and I learned so much from him and his family. I love his family dearly because they welcomed me into their family even w/all that they were dealing with.

It first started out to make a little boy feel better and take a bit of the load of what he was going through but in the end it was me who gained SO SO MUCH more.

Garrett's mom is an AMAZING woman she has done so much to get the word out on Childhood Cancer

We both have had days of sorrow because afer all are human and mothers but she is one amazing woman who keep going and she inspires me to do the same.

So this card is for her. Sheila please know you are in my thoughts and that Garrett is looking down and so proud of you I know he shall send kisses in the wind for.

I thank you so much for allowing me to enter into your life and blessing me w/knowing our Super Hero!

If you can please take the time to think about all the children whom have been lost to Cancer and if you would like join me in saying a prayer so that Garrett's family is comforted today knowing that we all have them in our thoughts.

As always thank you for stopping by.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy Monday

What a wonderful weekend I had. How about you? I was able to have baby time this weekend my cutie nephew is getting so big(he's 3 1/2 mths now) and my other nephew(2yrs old) I could eat them to pieces.

Yesterday out of the blue I told my oldest son to get dressed and lets go out he looked at me w/a puzzled look and said where are we going? I said Let just go! So we took the bus to the movies to see Avatar! We didn't get to see it in 3D but it still ROCKED! If you haven't GO see it !

Well Its Monday so time for a little card.

This is a 3x6 card I made using Vintage Vogue which is "THE" stamp set to run over and purchase from the mini. I embossed and cut out the flower and added one of our YUMO new brads to it. I REALLY had to force myself to use it the hoarder in me asked WHAT are you doing Ellie we are only going to have 15 left if you use it! Somehow I managed to win and used it on my little flower I think its perfect don't you? (forgot to mention that the Designer paper is from the Sweet Pea collection YUMMMOO!)

I have a full house today and I hear things in my living room crashing THAT can NOT be good! I'll be back tomorrow w/another Share!

Enjoy your day and thank you as always for stopping by!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Love What you Do... That is an understatement for me!

One of my goals this year is to spread my love of being a Stampin Demo. Next mth it will be 2 years since I started out.

To tell you the truth when I signed up I had NO clue what Stampin Up was as you can remember(if you are read my rambling blog) I had just started to dabble into the crafting world trying out this and that. Also if you have noticed I've changed to basically 95% Stampin Up(well this blog is 100% Stampin Up)... Its not that I don't like other products its the quality of the products Stampin Up offers always seem to be the best for me and in turn slowly but surely I have turned to use Stampin Up for everything.

When I signed up I did it because the deal that I was offered at the time was UNREAL and more bang for my buck you could say. I thought well I'll get this deal and that will be the end of that. Then I got my box and put in my DVD that was included and as I listened to everything it made me thing and really say hmmm.. could I do this... and what I love about Stampin Up is there is no pressure you make what you want of your demoship. If you just want the starter kit so you could get an unbelievable amount of product then you may do so. If you say hmm you know what I'll keep going and just use my demoship so I will be able to get discounts. You may do so all you would have to do is keep a min. every 3 mths to continue your demoship.

Especially now would be amazing to keep your demoship because of the new Mini-Catalogs that are going to be available every 3-4 mths so image not only will you be able to get a discount BUT you will be able to pre-order before regular customers(LOVE IT!!) and always get new information first events and Exclusive Stampin Success Magazine that is a true favorite of all demos. Also this week they just introduced an exclusive online site for demos where you can interact with other demos for ideas,chatting,and most of all new sisterhoods!

Or if you would like to try to make something out of your demoship you could have a stamping party only once a mth and get your friends together and make your own club which help give you a way to reach mins.

Or if you are like me and are ready to build a business... WHICH I am stepping forward to TRULY give it my all. Then we can do it together.. All the faces of a demoship I described I have done.

I love that because I share something that I love and I can actually have an income to help my family. I love that the work I put into this is for me as its my business, something that will grow because of what I put in it. Does this sound like something you are willing to try?

I would love to have you join my team! Now is a wonderful time to do so :

Promotion Dates: January 5-March 31, 2010

Promotion Details
During Sale-A-Bration, new recruits will get 15 percent off the price of the Starter Kit (Standard or Digital+), plus, a FREE stamp set (valued up to $47.95) from the current catalogs!

Starter Kit Regular Price Sale-A-Bration Price (15% off)
Standard Starter Kit $199 /$169

Are you ready to step out and join an amazing family and come aboard you can sign up online!

All you need is the password to join is : CongaParty

and go HERE and we will start on our way! (Click on start your own business) If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be more then happy to answer any question you might have!

Well if you are actually still here I think you deserve a little card from me don't you think? Here is a little card that makes me smile. Yes I am using Fox & Friends again. I can't help it LOVE that set!

Wishing you a wonderful Saturday and thank you as always for stopping by.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Roaring Bday!

WOW TGIF everyone!

So we made it to Friday YEAH.. Today's share is w/my FAV. set right now I am in LOVE w/Fox & Friends (ava. in the mini) its just so much fun and it makes me so happy to ink it up.

Today I am going to showcase a Birthday card because I am sure you guys need those kind of cards every now and again right?

Isn't that lion not the freaking CUTEST oh my gosh.. Love him!! Do you see my the DOTS background.. do you know that stamp is not even 10 bucks??!..
You all know how I love my circles and the ribbon.. Go ahead I'll give you a minute. Every time I got to use some of the new Satin colors WELL MAN OH MAN.. I just melt. :)
Well I have a busy day as today is the first day of my Scrapbook Virtual Club and I have emails and supplies to cut so I can mail it to the girls! Have a wonderful day everyone!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

OH What a Happy Heart

Today I will share with you a sneek peak of my upcoming class that will be perfect for Valentine's Day.

I will run it twice this month so you will be able have the oppurinity to join us!

We will create 4 unique Valentine Day cards and a Gable box. I actually am working on these for myself as I will be making some for my boys teachers. Of course I have to add some chocolate for them as well.

The Dates The classes will run will be :

Jan 22nd -7:30-9pm

Jan 24th 1:30-3pm

Cost of the class will be $15.00

Hope to see you there! Enjoy your day and as always thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Lilac Loving

Today's card I have for you to share is really out of the norm for me but I wanted to give it a try. I really do love how this came about and will be doing more color on color cards. I did add a bit of another color on the leaves. Another thing that I do love is the new Rub-on: Chat Room I have actually almost used up both sheets!

YES I've been busy but I love that that collection of rub-ons because I can just grab a sentiment and put it on a card (since I usually don't stamp a sentiment on my cards)

I hope you enjoyed this card. As well as your day. Today I will be working on taking pictures of my Stamp-A-Stack cards that I will be creating on Janurary 23rd, 2010 :

An All Occasions Stamp-A-Stack

JAN 23 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Would you like to send your family and friends a more personal card this year? Looking for a unique way to spend a fun afternoon with friends? If so I would like to invite you to a Wonderful card making Event! Everyone will make 15 all occasions cards.

Event is $25.00 and includes Lunch and refreshments!

Pre-registration (including payment) is required due to the popularity of this class.

RSVP must be received by Jan.15th.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sweet Pea Love

I'm pretty sure I've expressed in more then one occasion to my Stampin Sistahs how much I am LOVING the "Sweet Pea" Collection in the New Mini Catalog Catalog. I don't know (well I know its so yumo) but it has made my mojo go through the roof! I Love the felt and well as I mention in my previous little video that Designer Paper Pad is AMAZING!

Here is a little card I created :

I love this card because its simple but sweet (ha no pun intended) and see the little leaves that is from the New Bird Punch available as well SO MUCH FUN. Don't you love that design of DP? and of course I couldn't make this card w/out my fav. Kraft! OH so yumo! Then I added some rub-on to apply the sentiment.

Talking about Sweet Pea I have 1 amazing gift for the next person to place an order of $50.00 (before shipping and handling) which entitles you to a free Sale-A-Bration Item as well!

One lucky customer already snagged one of these bags as I had posted about it on Facebook so now are you gonna be next to win this bag?

(These are exclusive bags that were available to demonstrators who went to Leadership)

I hope you enjoy your day and Can't wait to see who will win this prize!

Monday, January 11, 2010

So not Really a Card

Good AM!

Today for my Daily Challenge I actually don't have a card but a scrapbook page. I thought I would share as this page really made me smile when I made it.

Did you know that now via MDS you are able to print single sheets?!? That is AWESOME because I actually have a couple of pages I want to print out and some I will frame and put them in my stamp room and each one is a totally different topic and I was holding them because if I would have put them into an album it would have looked silly BUT NOW I can print them and share then and when I look at them smile.

I hope you enjoy your day and a little reminder that Sale-A-Bration is in full effect and remember if you place an order w/me of $50.00 (before shipping/handling) I also will add a free gift so far in my treasure chest I have stamps,buttons,ribbon,punches,and other goodies... SO what are you waiting for get your order in for your double reward!

You could either Email me or just click my little shopping cart and it will take you right to my online store! :)

With this I am off to start my day as I am working on my last bits for my Scrapbook Online Club! If you are interested in joining feel free to contact me as the last day of signup is the 15th of Jan! I can't wait to get started.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

No Place Like Home

Happy Sunday to you!

Well I am happy to say that this weekend has been a blast for me not only did I enjoy stamping my heart out this weekend but I got to relax which with all the craziness going in my life I needed it.

Also this weekend I had a Stamping Challenge weekend over at Stampin Addicts which was a true blast! I really am looking forward to doing it again!

Well I did promise I would post a card a day right? Well here is today's card. This card I made using the Designer Series Pack from Sale-A-Bration which you could have for free with an order of $50.00 (before shipping and handling) it is one fun stack I tell you!

This is a sweet little card measuring at 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 these are fun sizes because you can make them so fast and easy. Well hope you enjoy afternoon as I am going to try to clean up the storm I created yesterday while I was stamping in my jammies!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Start of a New Challenge

Happy Saturday!

Have you made any goals that you want to accomplish this year? For myself I said one of these goals is to try to post a card a day on my blog. THIS will be a true challenge but I'm gonna give it a go!

So with this I welcome to my Daily Challenge. If you like you could play along! For today I am working on a Bday Card so the Challenge for the day is a make a Bday card.

This card was inspired from a card I saw in this month's Stampin Success (Mag. for Demos) which I LOVE.. talking about being a demonstrator right now is an AWESOME time to sign up.

Promotion Dates: January 5-March 31, 2010

Promotion Details
During Sale-A-Bration, new recruits will get 15 percent off the price of the Starter Kit (Standard or Digital+), plus, a FREE stamp set (valued up to $47.95) from the current catalogs!

Starter Kit Regular / Price Sale-A-Bration Price (15% off)

Standard Starter Kit $199/ $169

Digital+ Starter Kit $185/ $157

Plus you get me! Ha... ;) You can even sign up online and its SUPER Easy that is how I signed up!

All you need is my password to sign up which is : CongaParty to join my team! Go HERE and click sign up and you'll be on your way to becoming part of an amazing Family as that is what Stampin Up truly is. OK sorry about my little ramble I just truly Love what I do and wish everyone would be able to feel like I do! :)

Back to my Challenge right?? -Here is my card for the for the day.

This little flower stamp is from one of the Sale-A-Bration sets its called Happy Moments and I love the font of the sentiment as well. For the background I stamped using Friends 24-7.
Also another item from the Sale-A-Bration that you could get for FREE is the border punch I used! LOVE that punch!

Well I hope you enjoyed today's card and hope you'll be back tomorrow!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Think Happy Thoughts

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week. I have been busy working to get ready to start my Scrapbooking Club. I am going to record my first video for this month today as a matter of fact.
If you are interested in joining us in our group please go to HERE for more information.

As well as my Scrapbook Club I am also working on samples for my upcoming classes. All is not work and no play so here is a little card I made In the middle of working :

As you can see I pulled out my Woodgrain Background stamp although I have made cards using this stamp I never was able to remember to take a picture w/it. I do love this stamp along w/Fox & Friends because they are so easy to make the cutest cards.

Remember if you place an order($ 50.00 or more) during Sale-A-Bration not only will you be able to receive a free item from the SAB Catty but you will also get a gift from me I have a box of goodies ready to be mailed to you!

Well off to continue working I go hope to hear from you soon!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Upcoming Class Preview

Today is the start date of when we can order from the New YUMO Mini and Sale-A-Bration ! I love everything and can't wait to share what I have in store w/you with all the fun new merchandise!

I thought I would share some samples of my upcoming classes :

This coming weekend we will be making an amazing 21 layout scrapbook. This album is so much fun and is full of surprises. You still have a chance to sign up and I will be running this class twice this month.

Once this Friday Evening and then on Saturday Afternoon :

I thought it would be fun to make an album just to put all those fun pictures in. I will be adding my pictures during the class and I can't wait to see what everyone puts in their album!

Another of my classes I will be sharing this month will me Happy Heart Class. Valentine's Day is right around the corner so of course I had to have a Love class!

For more information about my classes you can either check my Newsletter Blog or go to my Stampin Up Website to see more of the upcoming months events.
As always thank you so much for stopping by and can't wait to hear from you!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Starting Off With a Blast- Stampin Up Style!

Good AM Everyone!

Happy New Year. I am sitting here in a very nice quiet house as the boys in the house all stayed up until 4:30 am playing games while my Sassy and I went to bed shortly after midnight! Ha... So I am taking this time to come and post that Stampin' Up! has just released the new Sale-A-Bration Catalog, Occasions Mini Catalog on-line.

Due to possible (slight) mailing delays of the Occasions Mini Catalog, Stampin' Up! has opted to share the catalogs with customers early. SQQQUUEALLL !!

So grab your pads and start your wish list! Sale-A-Bration catalogs went out separately and should arrive by Jan. 5.


Click Here to View Occasions Mini Catalog

Click Here to View the Sale-A-Bration

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and I can't hear what you think of the new Mini and help you with your wish list!

As always thank you so much for stopping by!