Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sharing some swaps from Leadership

With Valentines Day less than a month away- I wanted to pick through my Leadership swaps and share the ones that I got with Hearts and Valentiney stuff on them.

This cute card was made by Amy Combs. I love it! Crumb cake base with Subtles DSP. Her stamp sets were A Round Array, Hearts a Flutter, Love you to the Moon, Banner Blast and Language of Love-

Here's another one-
This is by Amy Storie at Stamped with
To Cute!!!! Crumb cake base with Coastal cabana  and new Scallop emboss folder.She cut the scallop mat with the banner framelits so the Floral Prints pack DSP paper shows through.. There is a tiny Heart from the owl punch with t Rhinestone on the red print hear.

One more new item coming soon-
Personalized Round Monogram address  labels- Just like the ones I saw stamped on some Christmas card envelopes I got in the mail. You can also make these personalized stamps say Thanks, Love. anything you want. They will be available Jan 28th.
Sorry- Thanks is not very clear- they move so fast on the screen!!!!
Lastly- Here is our cute resulable tote and one of the stamp sets we got at our make n takes-
I will show you the make n takes this weekend-
Thats all for tonight! Hope you liked what you saw and come back over the weekend as I post a few more Valentine cards.
Happy Stampin!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


I was not a fan of the new Undefined stamp carving at first. They let us play with it at convention last summer, but there were so many people crowded around the booth, I just didnt get a chance to see what it was all about. Leadership gave me the opportunity to try my hand at carving. Here is my stamp I made -
The crown in the center was mine...Our Leadership was about Simplifying. So all they did was place a simple crown on our workbook and on the banners around the convention center. This was easier to do than I could ever have imagined. Here are some other stamps made while we were there-
I hope you try it out and you will be surprised at what you can make. Call me if you would like to get together and make something!
Have a creative day today-thanks for stopping by.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Managers Reception

Wanted to share some of the photos from the Managers Reception that I was invited to go to- Thanks to all of you who encourage and support me to continue sharing and helping with your paper crafting.
We spent the evening at the Houston Downtown Aquarium.
Weather was wonderful. They had some Stlt walkers out front to greet us and Lots of waiters walking around trays of appetizers like stuffed shrimp wrapped in bacon, beef wellington, fruit cocktail shooters.

The Buffet was amazing! Oyster bar made out of ice and a shrimp waterfall also made of ice..
We rode on a train that went though an tunnel in the shark tank. It was cool. The sharks were swimming around us and over the top. We saw a saw-tooth shark that is almost extinct.
And these tanks were beautiful! I wish you could have seen them in person with me.They are breath taking!
this tank had a diver in it holding a sign to welcome us to the event.  Can you see him?
The next photo below is the white tigers they have there. We asked why tigers at an aquarium. She said the owner had a couple tigers that were brother and sisters. Of all the tigers. white tigers love the water more than any others. So they made a white palace for them there. They had eaten before we got there so they were sleeping -
And they had a feeding area where we could feed fish to the flounders- they were very entertaining and slash at you to get fish from you!

It was a great night and I really enjoying getting to go. To top off the night, they gave us a T-shirt and a stamp set from the Celebrate the Everyday catalog. A short bus ride home, and we were back at the Hotel and off to bed!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Leadership Swaps

Did not have time to post my Leadership swaps for you before I left last Wednesday night - Sorry about that!
Here is my 3D candy swap I made-I used the new Scallop Tag Topper

This is cut 6 1/2 x 2. Then scored at 3 and at 3 1/2. It holds either a York Peppermint patties or a Ghiredeli Square. ( 1/2" wide) you can use other items I am sure.
I used Lovely Lables and made myself a background stamp and stamped with the Gold pad.
Then, I punched each end with the Tag Topper. The Heart is real red, the banner is Champagne Glimmer paper and it was 1 1/2 with banner end cut. Then I stamped Pool Party on whisper white. using the stamp set Thats the Ticket. Tied it together with the new Gold bakers twine. Lastly, could not resist adding on one little sequin from our new Everyday Catalog.

Here is my swap card-
 SNEAK PEAK for you of some Sale A Bration items that I used!!
Stamp set is See Ya Later and Banner Blast
background is Emboss folder Decorative Dots
Banner punch
I items for every $50 you spend starting January 28th til March 31st 2014
The card base is Bermuda Bay, layer is Strawberry Slush. Of course you can tell I used whisper white and basic black.
Inks were smoky slate,crushed curry, basic black and bermuda bay
Hope you enjoyed my samples and are looking through your Celebrate the Everyday catalog. There are so many cool and cute things to buy!! Just let me know if you have any questions or if you need to place an order! Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy Belated New Year!

No, I did not fall off the edge of the earth lately....just extremely busy at work for year end and Had a quick 4 day trip to Las Vegas Dec 19- 22 to help celebrate my Niece Rachels 21st Birthday.

But it is the New Year. Time to get regenerated and start making some more cards. This is the first year I have ever sent out New Year Cards and it was really fun! So, Happy New Year to You-
It is a note card, very simple - smaller than the usual size card but fun.

It is Leadership time again and Wednesday night I am headed to Houston for a few days.
Thankful to my down line and all my customers who last year kept me inspired and had fun sharing clasees and ideas with everyone. So I am excited and looking forward to getting new inspiration.
I will share my swaps later as I have a lot to do and packing to do-
Talk to you later and Happy Stamping!