Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Snow Much Fun Stamp Camp

My Snow Much Fun Stamp Camp is this Saturday. I still have a couple of open spots. E-mail me at yasou@cableone.net if you are interested and I'll send you a registration form.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Merry Christmas Notes

Time to make Christmas stationery for the month of December. These are single card fronts to use for quick notes and thank you's.

Cardstock: Real Red, Very Vanilla
Stamp Set: Jolly Bingo Bits, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories: Holly Berry Designer Series Paper, Old Olive Polka Dot Ribbon, 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Discovery Elementary School Bazaar

Last Saturday I participated in the annual Holiday Bazaar at Nicholas' old elementary school. It's always so much fun to see those friends again!

My upcoming stamp camp on December 3rd, Snow Much Fun.

This year for the first time, I offered a make-n-take. We did the punch art Santa with red licorice in the cello bag. The idea came from the stamp day I participated in while at Founders Circle. Thank you to my friend and downline Dianna Johnson, for taking charge of the make-n-take for the day!

Display boards

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We started the celebrations with the ceremonial end of season pumpkin baseball game. One of our favorite times of the year...of course, the boys in my house love any game that involves smashing things! *Ü*

The lineup!

Nicholas was up first with two 'smashing' hits!

Oh what a mess!

Next up Benjamin, he wanted to hit the small pumpkins first. Not too much mess from those.

So he went for a bigger one and yep, he's wearing a lot of it on his face!

Never one to sit on the sidelines, next at bat was dad! Standing guard over the situation is Sarah the retriever, catcher and fetcher. Oh how she loves this game!

And taking one for the team - mom, the pitcher who wore a little bit of every smashed pumpkin on her face, in her hair, you name it! Oh the things she will do for her family!
That's it folks, the 2011 ceremonial end of season pumpkin baseball game highlights!

Thank goodness that is over for another year! I hope none of those seeds sprout pumpkins in the back yard!

Another thing I'm thankful for is a job that I love! Stampin' Up! has brought many gifts into my life - friendship, relationships, creativity, freedom to work when I want to work and most of all rewards for doing my job. This week I earned an all expenses paid vacation to Fiji from Stampin' Up! for 2013. Thank you Stampin' Up! and thank you to my fabulous downline and customers!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Celebrate Today

I often wondered what I would use this phrase for. I have so many birthday sayings that I probably would have never reached for it. But finally, the PERFECT time came!

Benjamin's very good friend Dylan received great news last week. His sister was cancer free! Oh boy did we Celebrate Today!!

Benjamin wanted a plain card, none of that Houndstooth Embossing stuff and not much stuff sticking out...does he have any idea how hard that is for me?

Cardstock: Pool Party, Old Olive, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Perfectly Penned, Pennant Parade

Accessories: Pennant Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Mini Brads, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Corner Rounder

Monday, November 21, 2011

Peekaboo Thank YOU!

I always put a little thank you for ordering in the bags for my Stamp Club girls. This month we played with the new Peekaboo die-cut so I used that for the thank you's.

I seriously hate doing multiples but I sure love looking at them!

Cardstock: Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White, Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Stocking Builder Punch, Real Red 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon



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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Demo Day with Spencer Willis

Last Friday I was asked to be a guest demonstrator for the Stampindelicious group here in Boise. What an honor to be asked to demonstrate for another group. And guess what...I got to share the spotlight with Spencer Willis!

Spencer is one of the favorite main stage presenters at convention and other Stampin' Up! events. He works for Stampin' Up! has been a demonstrator for 11 years and is also a Boise State graduate. He exchanged a demonstration day for BSU vs TSU game tickets. We are only about 4-1/2 hours from Salt Lake where he lives, so he didn't have to drive too far.

He came running in with his cheerleader uniform on from several conventions ago when they had a collegiate theme, Better Your Best. He thought that since he was here for the game, it would be funny - and it was!

Here we are pictured above with Andrea Leeds, the organizer of the event. What a love she is!

Here he is doing his demonstration. It was fantastic but it got better when he previewed almost everything from the new Occasions Mini Catalog coming up in January!!!

All of the girls in attendance from that group made Spencer a gift. They gave him this darling bag made with the Big Shot and the Timeless Portrait Fabric stuffed full of gifts. all that stuff on the table came out of the bag. It was so cool!

At the end of his presentation he sang for us. Simply AMAZING as it always is each time he sings at SU! events!!!

Here I am doing my thing...

These are the items I demonstrated, mostly using the Sweets for the Sweet stamp set.

Their make-n-take was this clutch purse wallet gift card holder. The pattern for this is available in the 12 Days of Christmas 2011 edition tutorial available on the right hand side bar or the tutorials page of this blog.

A closer look at the tag for the bag of candy. I used the Peekaboo Frame die-cut.

Same Peekaboo Frame die-cut on the end of the cello bag.

The card to match.

There were about 40+ in attendance, a great turn out for a Friday all day event.

Here are my peeps: Ronette Hunsacker, Jennifer Thomas, Helen Allen, me, Virginia Beck and Dianna Johnson.

Thank you Stampindelicious and Spencer Willis for a fun day!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Snowman with Instructions

I've had so many inquiries as to what I used on the snowman, I thought I would

re-post him and list everything below.

Hat is the 1” Square Punch - round the top corners with the Corner Rounder. Brim is the Word Window Punch. Cherry Cobbler Waffle Ribbon for hat band and Boho Blossoms flower in Silver Glimmer paper for the snowflake. Tie a Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine bow.

Head is 1-3/4” Circle Punch in Cherry Cobbler. White 1-1/2” Circle from Circles #2 die-cut. Eyes are 1/4” Circle Punch, nose is a wedge from the Pennant die-cut, mouth is hand drawn.

Center Circle is 2-1/2” Circle of Old Olive. It can be from the punch or the Circles #2 die-cut. White is 2” Circle from Circles #2 die-cut. Emboss with Northern Flurry Die Cut. Buttons are the Circle Punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. Arms are from the Snowflake Punch.

Bottom Circle is Scallop Circle #2 die-cut in Cherry Cobbler. White is 3” Circle die-cut. Stamp set is Snow Much Fun.

He is assembled with Silver Mini Brads. When assembling him, place the bottom circle so the stamp design is straight in front of you. Place the middle circle with the arms upside down on top of the bottom circle. Make sure the buttons are straight in front of you. Center him within the white area of the bottom circle and add brad.

Unfold him; put the center piece (that is right side up now) straight in front of you. Place his head upside down on the center circle (upside down is not inside out!) so that his hat is facing down towards the bottom of the snowman. Center him within the white circle of the center piece and add brad.

Unfold him and he should be perfect! If he’s too floppy and keeps collapsing in on himself, smash the brads tighter.

This version is by Becky Roberts. The telescope snowman is not my original idea and was inspired by several stampers on Stampin’ Connections.

This is where I will be Saturday if you would like to come by and visit!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Two Tags Treats

Candy treats using the Two Tags die-cut.

Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
Stamp Set: Sweets For The Sweet
Accessories: Two Tags die-cut, Big Shot, Cherry Cobbler Striped Grosgrain, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Old Olive 1/8" Satin Ribbon, Ornament Punch, Sparkly Brads

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Candy Purses

As promised, here are a few photos to show you how I put together the Top Note Candy Purses I showed HERE.

Die cut the Top Note with the Big Shot. Place it in the paper cutter with a scoring blade. The middle points of the Top Note are lined up with the outside of the paper cutter OR at approximately 1-1/4".

Die cut a piece of Designer Series Paper with the Top Note and cut it off to fit just under the score line. Trim on the perforated line so it fits inside.

Punch two holes for the handle on the back side of the score line. Cut ribbon to about 8' long. Place one end through each hole and secure to the top of the Top Note with a Mini Glue Dot.

Small flat cello bags from Stampin' Up! trimmed to about 3-3/4" long. Put the candy in the bag, fold the bag over about 3/4" - 1" until the bag is level with the bottom of the purse. Fold on the score line and staple closed.

Cover the staple with an embellishment.