Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Oh A Working I Will Go..

Hello everyone!

Just wanted to let you know I've been working on a couple of things including my cards for Sherrill I am having such a wonderful time doing all these cards. Did you know that when the samples are no longer current they will be donated to a Children's Charity like Ronald McDonald house here in Las Vegas. Isn't that such a wonderful cause.

I wanted to share what I have done so far. I also have been working on other projects for upcoming classes as well as Gifts and as well as my Etsy store NOW to take pictures of all it! lol.

Here is a little collage that I thought I would share.

Its late and I am working on my newsletter For April. It is going to be a VERY FUN Month I know you will be very excited when you hear about it. Make sure to check my Newsletter Blog tomorrow for updates. Today was the last day to order to be able to enjoy Sale-A-Bration so I hope you were able to get those YUMO goodies.

I thank those of you who placed an order with me. As for me I am so happy you stopped by I will be back tomorrow with my Diva Challenge.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Story Behind the Girl

As promised I said I would tell you about the set I used yesterday called "A Kind Word" I really had been eyeing that set for a while and guess what I was able to earn her by stamping! As a matter of fact I got hired to stamp. I know you all must be saying WHAT.. Yes on Monday I got a box full of goodies for me to work with. HOW FUN IS THAT? Another perk of being a demo. I was hired by the wonderful and amazing Sherrill Graff

She's an amazing woman who has helped me and so many other demo w/our business. I am so happy to be able to do this as its so much fun. SO I will be busy making samples and if your demo and maybe would be interested in doing the same check it out HERE Not a demo yet? WELL what are you waiting for right now is the BEST AND AMAZING time to do so . Just email me @ ellie.augustin@hotmail.com and I'll be more then happy to answer any questions you might have.

Right now you can even get your kit for 3 easy pymnts and if you do so your kit is on sale for $169.00 I know my jaw dropped when I saw this amazing deal. I love what I am able to do and would love to be able to help you do the same.

Ok so of course I could not stamp that cute little girl from "A Kind Word" and not stamp the other right? Well here is another card I made.

Coloring this girl with my Stampin Up Markers was VERY relaxing and I really love how it turned out :) Well I am off as I have loads to do today and tomorrow is my youngest son's 6th bday.

As always thank you so much for stopping by and HUGS to all!

Stamps : A Kind Word
Cardstock: So Saffron,Not Quite Navy,Whisper White,Real Red
Accessories : Scallop Punch,Gold eyelets,Stampin Up Markers,Texturz Plates

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Diva Challenge #120

Time for another Diva Challenge! This week's Challenge was a color challenge :

This is what I love about being part of this team each week I get a challenge that really does make me put on my thinking cap on. As with these colors which again aren't really what I am use to using. So its been fun coming up with new creations every week!

Here is my card I came up with. I actually JUST recieved this set yesterday. This set has a story but that I will share with you tomorrow! lol.. yes you have to wait for it! :) I love how she is so carefree and I thought this sentiment from Fifth Avenue Floral was perfect for it.

So now that you have seen my sample stop by the Diva Blog and see what the other gals came up with!

I hope everyone is enjoying their week. I am off to work on some other projects I am working on. As always thank you for stopping by!

Stamps: A Kind Word, Fifth Avenue Floral
Cardstock: Bashful Blue,Going Gray,Whisper White
Designer Paper : Hostess Level 1- Paper StackII
Ribbon: Rose Red

Accesorries: Silver eyelets

Monday, March 23, 2009

Dear Friends....

Hello everyone, Please excuse my absence as I have not been feeling to well and was even in the ER on Thurs (feeling better now) as well as personal things I have been dealing with. I am in the middle of a journey right now that is very important to me and I need to take my time with it.

I have a couple of things to share with you. First of all I have opened an Etsy's store. Don't know how that will go but I will try it and we shall see how it goes. One has to stretch and use all the resources we can and this is one of them for me. Hopefully it will be able to start something fun and let me have another way to have another creative outlet. You can see my creations for my little store on the sidebar. Right now there is not much but its a start.

Also wanted to remind you about that amazing deal Stampin Up has right now about being a demo with its 3 easy Payments. If you have ever wondered about it NOW is the time to join. I would love to have you on my team.

Now if you have read all my rambling then you deserve a little card right? lol.. Well here is my card I created today. I have made it a goal to not only stamp for business but to stamp so I can show those people in my life what they mean to me and that is where I am right now. I am trying to stamp for them. If it wasn't for the love and support I would not do what I do. So this one is for one special friend who hopefully wouldn't see my blog for a while she's working hard right now so maybe she wouldn't check until this card gets to her! lol

For this card I used many of my favorite accessories like Kiwi Kiss ribbon and paper piercing and those so cute mini clips. I wanted a soft and special looking card. I hope she will like it as this sentiment could not be any more from my heart.

I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed day and as always thank you so much for stopping by!

Stamps: All Holidays
Carstock: Chocolate Chip,Baja Breeze,Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Prettiest Kit Flower/brad,Silver Brads,Mini Clip,Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Diva Challenge #119

Hello everyone!

I had thought I had put this post to be released early in the AM as I knew I was going to be out and about but it never got released! So I know now I haven't figured that out as of yet how to do correctly!

Any hoot its that time of the week again to play along with the Divas and guess what this week for everyone who plays along they will be entered to win a prize!

Here is the sketch for this week:

This is my card for the week for the Divas there was an extra twist thrown in we had to use some goodies from the SAB and so that was fun for me because I love it all!

Here is my card :

So now what are you waiting for hurry over to the Diva's Blog and see what amazing prize is there waiting for you all you have to do is play along and your in it for a try to wiin that prize!

Stamps: Congrats
Ribbon: SAB Ribbon Bundle
Cardstock: Whisper White
Acces: Brads

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Time Flies When....

Your so busy! lol.. I have been busy doing stuff about the house and personal things that I haven't had any mojo GASP.. I do have a couple of cards to share with you though. These well be my Easter cards I will be doing this year.
Here is my first card. See I told you I would stamp again using Fifth Avenue Floral! lol

For this one I used Handsome Hunter and ran it through my Big Shot w/my Textured Plates I LOVE THEM soo much they are awesome! and the ribbon is from my SAB ribbon bundle ..(only 2 more weeks to take advantage of Sale-a-bration!) I used my chalks to give my flower that pretty soft effect. All you do is stamp your image w/Versa Mark and then use your Chalks and and the Versa Mark will grab the chalk and give you this awesome look!

For this card I kept it simple and just used a piece of Urban Oasis DP (LOVE IT) and stamped the sentiment from All Holidays and again used my SAB ribbon.
This is especially nice when you have to do more then one card. I am off as my boys will be here soon. Hope your enjoying your St. Patty's day and thank you as always for stopping by!

Fifth Avenue Floral,All Holidays
Cardstock: Handsome Hunter,Whisper White
Ink: Barely Banana,Choc. Chip
Ribbon: SAB Bundle
Access: Textured Plates

Saturday, March 14, 2009


I almost passed out when I saw this insane and amazing deal. IF you have ever thought of joining the Stampin Up family be it to make it a business or so you can enjoy all wonderful advantages that being a demo has well this is the TIME to do it. I am so excited to share this news with you!

From today through April 30, 2009, new recruits can take advantage of our Three Easy Payments option for their Starter Kit.  Potential recruits who are concerned about being able to pay for the Starter Kit in one up-front payment,  don't have to wait or worry any more about whether to sign up to be demonstrator. The Three Easy Payments option is the ideal solution. With just an initial partial payment, new recruits can get their Starter Kits right away and start building their businesses. Two subsequent monthly payments will take care of the rest.

Here is a breakdown of how the payments can be made:

Payments Breakdown for the Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit Price (March 13-31, 2009)

Starter Kit Payment Payment Charged* Payment with Stampin' Memories Add-On* 
Payment 1 (charged at time kit is entered)  $56.34 (+ sales tax)$106.34 (+ sales tax) 
Payment 2 (charged around April 15th)  $56.33 $56.33 
Payment 3 (charged around May 15th) $56.33$56.33 
 Total Payment  $169.00 $219.00

Payments Breakdown for the Regular Starter Kit Price (April 1-30, 2009)

 Starter Kit Payment Payment Charged* Payment with Stampin' Memories Add-On*
 Payment 1 (charged at time kit is entered)$66.34 (+ sales tax) $116.34 (+ sales tax) 
Payment 2 (charged around May 15th) $66.33$66.33 
Payment 3 (charged around June 15th)  $66.33 $66.33 
Total Payment    $199.00   $249.00 

All I can say is wow this is an amazing time to be able to join the Stampin Up Family. Be a Hobby demo,a Business demo or if you just want to get the kit and that's it w/no penalties NOW is the time to join. Contact me at ellie.augustin@hotmail.com for more information. Don't delay so we can get your application process started as soon as possible!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Diva Challenge #118

Good Afternoon everyone.

I have been trying to post since early this AM but was having trouble with my laptop. (Need a new AC adapter) I think I have it where it will hold for a bit so I can post. This week over at the Diva World we had another fun challenge!

Playing with my Big Shot is something I have come to really enjoy so I was extra happy when we had to use it this week.

Here is what I came up with. NO STAMPS!

For this card I wanted to make a little Spring scene that I could be used for any occasion. I like how it came up and am thinking of another project that will use these elements.

Why not play along and visit our Diva Blog and see what the other gals came up with!

As always thank you for stopping by!

Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss,Whisper White,Baja Breeze, Green Galore,Pretty in Pink
Designer Paper: Baja Breeze
Accessories: Jumbo eyelets,Silver Brads ,Sizzlets: Birds&Bloom,Little Leaves, Textured Plates.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Oh What a Rose....

That was really loved so much that I stamped it 50x ! This is the card front that I made the MEGA Swap I was in .. So if your wondering why I haven't used Fifth Avenue Floral this is why. I'm letting it rest a bit although I did use it for one of my classes which I will be posting later BUT I did not use the rose! lol..

This is a quick post as I am pretty busy today with personal things. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day and as always thank you so much for stopping by!

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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Out of the Box &Blog Winner

Hello everyone :)
It is 65 degrees right now! GASP.. but its getting cloudy..BOOOO I haven't had a chance to go out yet but I will in a while as I will be going to church hopefully it will still be warm when I do go out there. Sorry I didn't post yesterday but if you visit my "Rambling blog" you'd know why! lol

So without delay the winner of my blog Candy is: PAM

So Pam if you would email me your addy @ ellie.augustin@hotmail.com I'll be sure to put your goodies in the mail for you.

Now for the Out of the Box part of my post.. These next 2 cards.. THEY ARE SOOOO Out of the Box for me.. You know when your just trying out things.. well thats what these were.. I wasn't going to post them but I said why not right?!

Ok for this first card don't laugh but I was watching that commerial for the Lotto-Take 5 "Little Bit of Luck" well it inspired me to do this as they are talking about having a little bit of luck and its a funny commerial... so I put them together and this is what I came up with.

Here is my little card :

It's almost a St.Patty's card too huh? I don't have any St.Patty stamps but have been seeing cards using hearts to make leaf clovers and so I used the smallest heart from my Heart to Heart punch and got my clover. The sentiment is from an oldie but goodie :Sweet Serendipity.

My next card I made because well at this time I can't purchase any new goodies but I do have stamps that have not seen loads of ink and this is one of those stamps I have that should get some love. Especially now that Spring is so close.

This card used Flight of the Butterfly. I think I've only used it once before! GASP right! lol.. I also used 2 colors I wouldn't have thought of putting together but if nature could why couldn't I.

Well I hope you had a wonderful day and are enjoying this Saturday as always thank you for stopping by!

Stamps: Sweet Serendipity,Flight of the Butterfly
Cardstock:Whisper White,Garden Green,Lavender Lace,Kiwi Kiss
Ink:Garden Green,Pixie Pink,Elegant Eggplant

Text Color

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Diva Challenge #117

Happy Wednesday Everyone...

Its Diva Day again. I had fun this week as we had a sketch to work with and you know how I Love my sketches. This is what we had to work with.

Here is my little creation for the week :

For this card I decided I wanted to play with textures as you can can see as I used my crimper my ,Textured Plates and my puches to add a different look to my card. Also who says you need Nesties to make a cute frame for you card?! lol I used my scallop punch to make the border around my main image. I think it came out looking cute don't you think?

I also went into my Yumo Designer Paper and ran it through my crimper to give that effect. Now please visit the rest of the DIVAS and see what they created with this amazing sketch and if you get a chance why not play along with us?!

Now to a little Blog Candy for everyone. All you need to do is leave me a comment telling me what is your favorite set in the Stampin Up Catalog. I'll have my Gabi pick the winner this Friday!

Here is what is up for grabs :

A roll of Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon and a package of Little Felt Flurries. Thank you as always for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Stamps: Trendy Trees
Ink: Kiwi Kiss,Chocolate Chip,Baja Breeze
Cardstock: Whisper White,So Safforn,Chocolate Chip
Designer Paper:Good Morning Sunshine
Accessorries: Old Olive Ribbon,Brads

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Warm Thoughts

Hello everyone!

Hope everyone is keeping warm where they are here it continues to be BRRR cold here.. I can't wait for Spring! I can't say it enough!

For today I wanted to share with you a card I made for a special reason. Garrett's bday is coming up and I wanted to let his mother know that she(and their entire family) are in my heart and thoughts.

Sorry for that glare in the pic but its that I paper pieced the rose and clear embossed it. As well as the sentiment.

The clouds I did with the scallop circles (working on the video tutorial for them). I also decided to stamp the inside of the card to make it extra special.

I hope this card will let the family feel my love and my prayers for them.

Well as always I thank you for stopping by and be sure to stop by tomorrow as I will have my some Blog Candy along with my Diva Challenge for the week!

Stamps: Flores Suaves,Thoughts&Prayers
Ink: Choc.Chip,Close to Cocoa,Real Red,Baja Breeze,Old Olive
Cardstock: Whisper White,Kiwi Kiss,Quite not Navy,Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Kraft taffeta Ribbon,Silver brads

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Busy March 1st!

Wow it is so true what they say March comes in like a Lion.. So much so it snowed and there is a storm coming as well! I need some flowers to bloom I don't know about you but I've had my fair share of snow already!

So of course what does a stamper do when there is gloomy weather... Stamp of course. I got to work and made a few cards I will be sending out as RAKS.

I was going to use another set but HELLO I couldn't help myself I LOVE THIS SET.. can you guess which one I'm talking about? YES Branch Out! lol

I had gotten a RAK myself with this layout and I just changed the color and stamps and made my own cards that will hopefully bring a smile to the people who receive them!

I did mention Busy March 1st right Well guess what today you will be able to order a some beautiful and adorable NEW Easter stamps that are available in the upcoming Occasion Mini Catalog! YES YOU READ RIGHT..

This is one of the sets available to you!

It is called An Egg-cellent Easter (113196) $21.95

To view the rest of the Beautiful New Easter Set available Now CLICK HERE and remember if you order anything from $25.00 or more(before shipping/handling) you are included in part of my New Punch Club!

Last but not least I am proud to announce that I have a brand new Newsletter Blog! Where I will have up my latest classes news and prizes for you so take a little trip over and see what I have there for you!

Just click on the right side of my blog and it will take you to my Newsletter blog. Please enjoy and as always thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day.

Stamps: Branch Out, Echo of Kindness
Ink: Choc.Chip,Pink Passion,Kiwi Kiss,Always Artichoke
Cardstock:Pink Pirouette,Green Galore,Garden Green,Vellum
Ribbon:Pretty in Pink