Friday, September 30, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Sneak Peek

Here's a little peek at the upcoming 12 Days of Christmas scheduled to start tomorrow, October 1st.

Nugget holders made from the Two Tags die-cut.

I LOVE this new Silver Glimmer Paper in the Holiday Mini Catalog! SO sparkly and beautiful!

Cut the tag. Stamp and color the snowman. Punch with 1-1/4" Circle Punch. Layer onto 1-3/8" Early Espresso cardstock and layer on a Scallop Circle of Silver Glimmer Paper. Lay the Hershey Nugget inside the tag and gently wrap it around. Secure with 2-3 Mini Glue Dots. So cute!

See you right here tomorrow, October 1st, for the first day of the 12 Days of Christamas 2011 edition!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Petite Pocket Die-Cut Gift Tags

I've been working fast and furious on this year's edition of the 12 Days of Christmas set to launch October 1st!

I thought I would share with you one of the projects that didn't make the cut. Gift Tags from the new Petite Pockets die-cut.

Start with the die-cut, then cut the flap off. Fold and adhesive into the pocket.

Make the opening in the top with any punch. Go in half way for half the image, just to create an opening for the top to sit in.

Cut cardstock to fit the inside. Slide it in the pocket and place Stampin' Dimensionals on the front of the insert. Attach stamped image. On the backside, place half a dimensional or a whole on if there is room, near the top. Place the second punch piece on the back. When you slide the insert up and down, the punched pieces will saddle the front and back of the pocket.

Stamp insert with to: from: stamp and decorate as desired. ready for this year's 12 Days of Christmas??

It all starts right here October 1st! I'll show all 12 projects one a day, October 1-12, then on the 12th the tutorial will be released for sale at the same price as previous years, just $12.95 for all 12 projects.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fun Tags!

At convention this summer, we were given the stamp set Workshop Words. I'm always looking for fun and creative ways to use this set, since I love it, and I think these turned out pretty darn cute!

Gifts for a couple of great accomplishments on my team last month!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Gently Falling Leaves

We are starting to see signs of fall here in Idaho. I love this time of year! Fall and winter are my favorite seasons. That is probably why I am in love this new Gently Falling leaf set from the Holiday Mini Catalog!

This is made with the Large Scallop Square die-cut. I rolled it corner to corner and tied it with ribbon. The cinnamon sticks smell so that a word?

Cardstock: Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, More Mustard

Stamp Set: Gently Falling, Full of Life

Accessories: Pool Party Ribbon, Very Vanilla 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, More Mustard Polka Dot Ribbon, Corner Rounder, Scallop Border Punch

Spice Cake Designer Series Paper, Large Scallop Square die-cut, Big Shot, Crop-a dile

Friday, September 23, 2011

Founder's Circle Final Wrap Up

I had over 100 e-mail yesterday and no one named the kissing bandit from Thursday's post! *Ü*

So many fun things happened and so many new friends made. Here's me playing in the rubber park. Stampin' Up! mulches all their left over rubber and donates it to the city park in Kanab, Utah. So soft and squishy!

Me with Shelli in her gorgeous apartment in Kanab.

A few of us laying on her bed! tee-hee!

I was so excited to be asked to stamp with Janet Baker and Susan Adams at Susan's stamp house. Yep, house - some of us have stamp rooms, Susan has a house! What a dream!!!

Friends Denise, Marti, Jill and me.

Another photo of my Cornish Splits friends on the golf course.

Becky, Tamye, Meg, Tami, Kay and Jackie

Heather Summers

The beautiful table setting at the final dinner. Trophies all around for the Minute To Win it golf game.

What a spectacular week! Thank you, thank you Stampin' Up! for an amazing Founder's Circle trip.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Day 2 Founder's Circle Pajama Party

Day two of Founder's Circle was the much anticipated pajama party and business share.

Here's the room before the crowd...

...and after. It got a little busy in there!

When things were wrapping up, Janet Wakeland popped up out of her seat to tell Shelli we had a surprise for her. (She had organized a little birthday thing for a milestone birthday coming up. ) You can tell by Shelli's reaction here, she wasn't sure where this was going.

It was just a little birthday crown and a whole bunch of Happy Birthday cards! Isn't she darling!

Pajamas aren't usually my favorite pictures, but it was fun with great friends like Diana Gibbs.

New friend Sandi Rule...I mean Sandi, YOU rule girlfriend!!! Or was it that I was supposed to follow Sandi's Rules?? I can't remember.

Yummy treats!

Excellent service! Kellie Sue, Cori and Jennifer

Yep, I ate the whole thing!

So, you know I told you I had famous next door mates, right? Well I couldn't wait to show my friends. They were squealing with excitement and thought it would be fun to leave some love. I was freakin' out cuz being next door I didn't want 'them' to think it was ME!!!

So...they come up with a plan. Here's the lipstick. Any guesses who's it was? Recognize the pocket?

It wasn't her lipstick but she grabbed it and fast like a Ninja, she lipped up and started kissing signs, reloading with each kiss...just like she had done this before. Hmmm....

Anyone recognize the kissing bandit?? Pretty funny huh! This whole thing went down in 2.2 seconds and they took off down that hall so fast I almost peed my pants. Shelli, Shalae & Sara, here's proof it was NOT me! After all, someone had to take pictures! *Ü*

Such a FUN day!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

We Have A Winner!

I feel like I am way behind posting photos of my fabulous Founder's Circle trip, but I had to get caught up a little before I could play.

Thank you to everyone who placed an order for the brand new Stampin' Up! Simply Scored tool this weekend! You each will be receiving a free pack of place markers for it.

Ok, without further ado...we have a wiener! No, just kidding, we have a two WINNERS!!!!!!!

Deborah Smith of Newport, MI


Krisandra Lee of Brentwood, CA

You are the winners of the new Spice Cake fabric bag made especially for the Simply Scored - Enjoy!!

All packaged up and ready to mail.

I made you each a card using the Simply Scored tool. You can find the video HERE.
Thank YOU!!

Now, onto a few of photos from my trip...

Founder's Circle is a retreat that Stampin' Up! honors each of their top 100 demonstrators and Rising Stars with...only I call it a treat because a retreat implies resting and I didn't do any of that! It was at the Courtyard Marriott in St. George, Utah. They took over the whole hotel and only SU! demonstrators and staff were there. I had so much fun, but the BEST part was having a room all by myself! Delightful!!

This year's theme was a Tea Party and all the decorations and details followed the theme. I have to tell you, their attention to detail is beyond fantastic. Every single little, itty bitty thing was in line with the theme. Laura, Selma, Kellee Sue, Angie and Kellie - it was incredible ladies! You are superstars at what you do! Thank you!

Walking in to the dinner that first night just took your breath away. Everything was soft and lavender (Wisteria Wonder, Jennifer!)with gorgeous linens and fresh roses at each place setting. The backs of every chair were even decorated!

We were assigned to a group and if you found all of the members of your group before dinner, you got a prize. My assigned group was called the Cornish Splits. There were the White Gloves, Lace Doilies, all kinds of fun names.

Everyone got to take their china tea cup home with them. I was so worried it was going to break on the plane, but it didn't cuz I wrapped it in my jammies!

The Cornish Splits back row - Meg Wheeler, Tami White, Kay Smith & Jackie Bolhius

Seated - me, Heather Summers & Tamye Dunbar

Lookie who was next to my room!! *Ü*

For those of you that are not familiar with SU!, that is Shelli Gardner co founder of SU! and her 2 daughters...and why are you not familiar with Stampin' Up!?? Have I taught you nothing??

Tomorrow, Chapter 2 of sleeping next to the Queens' room and a little funny business...