Wednesday, July 29, 2009

cuddly little critters

I just love these little characters, I "copied" them from some big ones we used on layouts. they are made from stampin up punches. I have been trying all day to get this photo to upload. I hate having dial up internet service. We live in a rural area so DSL is not available.
Can you believe this summer is almost gone. The kids in our area go back to school in 2 weeks. Before you know it the holidays will be here. I've already been scouring my New Stampin Up catalog for new Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas stamp sets. The new mini catalogs is out on September 1st, and it is chucked full of neat stuff. You have got to see what they have come up with, they partnered with Build a bear and have a whole line of products for the holidays. My mystery hostess club starts this month and I'm looking forward to being busy with that and creating projects for my card club. If you would like a Holiday Mini catalog just let me know and I will get one to you.
Gotta go. Happy Scrappin.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I'm a Diva!!

I was just invited to my first Stampin Up! Diva night. I was awesome. In order to be invited you have to meet 1 of 3 qualifications in a quarter, they are sales, recruitment, or promotions. Any way, we were treated to a fabulous dinner prepared and served by Rochelle's (our leader) husband. After dinner we did a make and take of this cool milk carton project for Halloween, No, it's not to early to think about Halloween, this holder, holds four milk carton treat boxes, I just love it and can't wait to share it with my club members and customers. This project is all perfect for Christmas and Valentines day treats. I think I'm going to have alot of fun with this one.
Summer has finally reared it's ugly head here in St. Louis. It's now Hot and sticky!! I'm so looking forward to fall. My favorite time of the year. I've started looking at fall projects for my card club and I'm really excited about the new stamps sets available from Stampin Up!. I have also put together my first Mystery hostess club. It was limited to 6 members and you get to be hostess 2 times in a year, This group starts in August and runs through July. I'm hoping to start a second group. I have just started working on it. I'm really excited about this and was surprised how fast and easy it filled.
I'm always interested in fun and interesting ideas to promote my SU business, so If you have any success stories please share them with me.
I have a ribbon share going also if anyone is interested. it is 3 yards each of the 6 new INcolor dotted swiss ribbon for 15.00 and for 25.00 you can also get 3 sheets each of the matching 8.5x11 card stock. If you are interested give me a buzz my email address is: .
Well better get busy need to create projects for card club next week. Happy Scrappin!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

This and That

I created this card for the monthly card club that I have. It is in honor of our Hero's who serve our country with pride. I thank you for protecting me and my family.
In the last few weeks I have experienced the nasty side of scrap booking sites and the pettiness of some people. It's sad, to think that some people are so callous and unforgiving. I will not let these acts influence me in the way I run my life. I feel that this craft is an important part of our lives to be cherished and treated with respect and dignity. We all began scrapbooking for our own personal reasons, and I love the diversity it brings. I just have no tolerance for anyone who, disrespects the craft. I am the owner of a scrapbooking site and I hope that the members feel that I am fair and honest. They are a wonderful group of ladies who deserve, not only from me but from everyone, the respect, we would give our own familes. I take my comittments to swaps and challenges seriously, and feel that they do too. If you feel that the group you belong to or use to belong to did not give you the respects you deserve please feel free to check us out. We would love to have you.
OK, I'm done. I'm off my soap box now. I want to wish everyone a happy and safe Independance holiday. And when celebrating please take a momet to remember the fallen soldiers who served to protect us.