Sunday, September 20, 2009

I have been busy

Check out my mess!! Thanks Carol for helping mess it up. ;)

I have been busy getting things ready for the Pumpkin Fair. I tell ya, I better sell a lot of this stuff so I can do some shopping afterwards. lol It's fun though, so no real complaints.

This little pumpkin treat box was super easy to make. I punched 5 ovals with the wide oval punch, inked the edges and stacked them together. Inside is a baggie with some candycorn.

I love the way you can use the decor elements on surfaces other than the wall. Here I used them on a canvas. I first painted it brown, then rubbed on the vinyl. The 'home' was cut out of chipboard covered with pp using the big shot. I just love it, so not sure I'll sell it. Oh, I have a glass bowl I put some DE onto, I'll post that tomorrow.

The neighbour girl is turning 4 on Tuesday and Carter is invited to her party. Carol was kind enough to borrow me this Princess Time set (Thanks Carol) which is perfect for her princess party. I stared at the set forever, stamped a million different ways, tried a billion different things and this is the best it got. Don't know why it was so hard. (because I have boys?) I was set on having the crown cut out and popped up, maybe that's what made it harder, I don't know. I also had a bugger of a time cutting out the jewels at the top of the crown so I punched them out of a 'reject crown' and put them on top. Loved how that turned out. All in all, I think a 4 year old will like it.

Today we went to a birthday party for this little guy. He turns 2 on the 24th. The older one is my stepson Markus and Ryan is his son. So yes Eva, this is my Grandson! (she is so laughing at me right now) I got a better picture of the 2 of them but it's sideways and I couldn't change the orientation. The best part was that it was a pool party at Ryan's grandparents house. The boys had a blast. It was an awesome party. Happy Birthday Ryan!!
until (hopefully) tomorrow...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I am such a duh-head

Instead of clicking the "publish post" button yesterday I clicked "save now". I was in such a hurry that I didn't double check my post like I usually do. Sorry!! (although I did find it very amusing just now as I discovered that)
So without making you wait any longer, the winner to my blog candy is....... Jennifer Rempel. Carter picked your name out of a hat. Then insisted that is was him who won, so he got a sucker! But don't worry your blog candy is not a sucker, unless you want one. teehee You won a stamp set called Yummy. I can't post a picture of the set (copyright mumbo jumbo). I'll get it out to you asap!

Monday, September 14, 2009

I'm feelin' it

Woohoo, what love!!
Thanks, my head is nicely inflating. lol
You have untill tonight to get in on the candy....

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Brooke!

So how is everyone this beautiful Sunday evening? Leave me an answer in my comments and you'll be entered to win a prize.
I've been told I don't keep my blog very 'updated', but it's so hard to do when I'm not feelin' the love. :( So, to get some love I'm going to buy it with a little blog candy. ;) You have until Monday night to tell me how you are feeling as well as how often you check to see if I've updated my blog. I'll pick a name Tuesday morning. Good luck.
Now, some shares. I made a card and altered journal for a friend of mine. Her birthday is today, Happy Birthday Brooke!! Hope you had a great day.
I'll start with the card, talk about wowsers! I love it. It turned out great. CASED it from the '08 F/W catti. Just changed the stamp sets, colors and tweeked the design a little. I used retired colors, Baja Breese, Kiwi Kiss and Pink Pirouette cs & ink. Added a little chocolate chip ribbon and scalloped cs for good measure. I love this card, so happy with it. But I think I said that already. ;)
The altered comp book did not take long at all. Also used some retired stuff here. Can't remember the pp pack the paper came from but uses Soft Sky and River Rock. Punched a shape with the curly label punch in Regal Rose cs and sponged the edges for depth. The daisy and 'B' were cut out of Soft Sky cs with the big shot and sponged as well. For the 'B' I glued the cardstock to a piece of chipboard first then put through the big shot. So nice! The flower center is a corduroy brad in chocolate chip (super yummy). I also added a scallop edge along the top (going over the edge of the cover) in chocolate chip and added faux stitching. Should have taken a close up but didn't think of it in time, sorry!
Again, don't forget about the blog candy!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

birthdays, cards and a whole lot more

My youngest son and his cousin turned 4 years old on August 30th. We celebrated with an afternoon at Tinkertown and then back at my sil & bil's house for cake. I made those cakes too. A football for Reese and a ramp for Carter. (they asked, I answered) We had a great day! Thanks B & C for hosting the party!
I also have some creative goodies to share.
This first one is a top note purse. Too cute and super easy to make. I used the new Christmas Cocoa pp from the mini which is amazing!! I'm sure it'll be on the cards for my card class. Anyway, this top note purse looks like a purse when closed, but you open it to reveal a spot for a few pictures. How awesome is that?? I totally can't remember where I saw a picture of this, I was blog hopping one day, so if it's you, let me know. I just love this idea.
I used Real Red, Soft Suede and Whisper White cs, Oval All and Baroque Motifs sets, lg oval and scallop oval punches and some white grosgrain ribbon.
This other project is a gift card/money holder card. Again, super easy using the big shot. (Man am I glad I bought that thing.) I put a piece of folded cs through the big shot in the top note die (just one side not to the end) and then added a pocket on the inside. I used Soft Suede, Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry cs/ink. (these in color colors are really growing on me). I again used Oval All and Baroque Motifs stamp sets as well as the scallop oval and lg oval punches and the the scallop edge punch.
**I'm planning a party at my house for Sept. 15th 7pm. Details/email invites to follow in the next few days. **

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Holiday Mini

You can now order from the holiday mini catalog. Lots of great stuff in there. (The My Digital Studio is not available until October 1st.) SU! is also offering a great hostess bonus right now.

Host a workshop totaling $330 or more between (Sept. 1 and Nov. 30th) and choose any one item* from the holiday mini catalog for only $14.
*this offer excludes hostess sets and my digital studio

October 1st, after my digital studio is released this offer becomes even sweeter. Host a workshop totaling $525 or more and get the my digital studio for 50% off. That's 1/2 price!! (retail price $106.95; discount price $53.47)

The total workshop amount is the amount of sales, not including shipping and taxes. So now is a great time to have that workshop!! Call or email me for a date.

I'll have a few more picture shares in the next few days. We've had sickness and birthday parties happening this past week but now we're back to normal so I'll post something fun!

I also need to add that SU! has asked us to be 100% SU! on our blogs so I can no longer link to anything that is not SU! so that is why I've removed many of my links on the sidebar. :(

**ETA** I guess I should have worded that a little differently. SU! doesn't want us promoting other companies or products. I agree with them. Every company asks this of their employees. I decided to delete links to family/friends as well as they use some products on their projects that are not SU!. I don't want to walk in the 'gray area' so chose to switch my blog to SU! business only. It's a good thing, I'm happy with it and understand SU!'s decision. I'll still stalk my family/friends blogs so no worries. :)