Friday, October 16, 2009

OU/TX Weekend

We finally made it to Dallas for the big game. tx is favored by 3 but that doesn't mean anything...OU is going to WIN!!!!!

So....what's a girl to entire weekend with her best friend and love of her life Charlie.

Gas to get to Dallas and home $65

Hotel room at the Anatole for 2 nights $400

Tickets to the OU vs tx Game - $600

A weekend with my amazingly wonderful husband....PRICELESS!!!!


Thursday, October 15, 2009

One More....

Back to the stamp room I went and here's what I came up with. Thank goodness for DSP...even retired DSP. Sometimes I have to remember that simplicity is OK. That's what my dear friend and upline Susan Carruth would tell me. I sure hope my boss likes his card. And I hope he doesn't think I think less of him because his card is so simple and his bosses bosses card is so fancy.

That's all I have tonight. We leave tomorrow morning for Dallas to go to the OU vs TX game...Boomer Sooner!!!! I will have lots of stamping to do when I get home to get ready for McFarlin on Wednesday and Stamp Club on Saturday. Busy busy week for me next week.

Tomorrow is Bosses Day....

Today my boss came to me and asked me to make a card for his boss. He asked me if I could make it bigger than a standard card...and I told him of course I can make one and yes I can make one bigger than a standard card. So....I thought and thought and thought....what set to use, what does Tim (my bosses boss) like....what colors should I use...ARG....I showed my boss Sense of Time and then I flipped a few more pages and landed on Lovely As A Tree...that was the set he wanted me to use. Of couse I LOVE this set. It was the very first Stampin' Up! set I purchased. The oak tree was what he wanted me to use. So I got home from my evening at gymnastics with Alyssa and dinner with my family and started. It all came together so smoothly. Thank goodness cause I was soooooo stinkin' worried. I have something I came up CASEing. Finally....a spark of creativity.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Demo Blunder

I've often wondered what the worst possible blunder I could make as a demonstrator and tonight I think I figured it out.

It started off this morning when I broke a nail. I texted my wonderful nail lady and she told me to come by after work and she'd fix my nail. You see, normally I'd of just blown it off, but we are going to Dallas this weekend for the OU vs TX game...Boomer Sooner!!!! and I couldn't go with a broken nail. So I decided to leave work a few minutes early to try and beat the traffic. Well, I think every moron on this earth was traveling south on I44. They were driving like they had no where to go and all day to get there. Ok...I made it to the salon by 5pm. I knew I'd be cutting is close to get to my Academy class that started at 7pm but I was really prepared this time and had everything ready to go (at least I thought I did). I got home at 5:45 and knew I'd have to leave by 6pm so I could set up and be ready to greet my students. Oh ya, I need to stop by Walgreens to pick up some cotton balls because we are doing polished stone. I loaded my Expedition up and off I went. Stoped at Walgreens...even had time to swing through Starbucks. Got to McFarlin and got everything set up. I was so excited because I felt I did a great job picking cards that my students would LOVE to make. Then it hit me...


What on earth am I going to do. Ok...don't panic. You brought extra card stock...OH NO!!! I FORGOT MY PAPER TRIMMER AT THE HOUSE TOO!!!! my Amazing Husband Charlie. I was praying he was at home already, but he wasn't. "Please leave the store now and go home get my bag with the make & take kits in them and bring them down to me...pleaseeeeeee". And being the amazing husband he is he left the store drove home, got my bag, and drove them down to McFarlin. How lucky am I to have such a loving and supportive husband.

I think my students were pleased with the cards we made and felt it was worth the 30 minute wait until the make & take kits arrived.

Note to self.....Make sure I have my make & take kits before I leave my house....hehe. I got home, happy a a clam that all turned out well tonight despite the worst blunder a demo could make and I realized I didn't have a birthday card made up for my boss who's birthday is tomorrow. He loves getting my hand stamped cards. I make them for everyone in my department and pass the card around for my co-workers to sign. I was pretty tired and thought...I have to have a card I could use to give him...looked through all the cards I had and I wasn't pleased. to the stamp room to make a card, but try not to take 2 hours to come up with it and make it. Thank goodness for DSP. I pulled out some of my favorite masculine DSP from last year and quick wipped this card up. I sure hope he likes it.

It's midnight and I must get to bed. Take care & happy stamping!!!!


Monday, October 12, 2009

McFarlin Academy Samples - Week 3

I have been having so much fun teaching creative card making at McFarlin UMC's Fall Academy. I have 11 students and they have all stamped before. Because they've all stamped before we are able to do more cards then if we had new stampers. This week we are focusing on some of my favorite techniques, embossing, emboss resist, polished stone, and crayon resist. Becuase my schedule is so crazy with me working full time and doing my Stampin' Up! business part time I have to copy a lot of the projects we do. I get my ideas and inspiration from several sites to include SUDSOL and Splitcoast. I wanted to share the cards we'll be making Wednesday night because I am really excited about my buddies being able to enjoy making these cards.

Deal of the Week - Week 2

Stampin' Up! announced this weeks Deal of the Week. This special is good from October 12, 10:00 AM (MT) through October 19, 9:50 AM (MT). You can order these items by contacting me or ordering online at

Flower Burst Stampin’ Up! Embosslits Die
Regular Price: $11.95
Sale Price: $5.99
Item #114515

Perfect Setting Stampin’ Up! Bigz Xl Die
Regular Price: $42.95
Sale Price: $25.99
Item #115961

Three Tier Cake Pop-Up Bigz Xl
Regular Price: $39.95
Sale Price: $25.49
Item #116760

Sunday, October 11, 2009

McFarlin - Week 3

Just finished cutting all of the card stock for week 3 of McFarlin's Fall Academy. This week we will be using our heat tools, alcohol, and crayons to learn some fun new techniques. The stampers will be making 2 cards featuring heat embossing, 1 card featuring emboss resist, 1 card featuring crayon resist (thank goodness Alyssa has lots of crayons...hehe) and 1 card featuring polished stone. I will try to get pictures of the samples tomorrow and post them tomorrow night after we get home from the OKC Thunder Basketball Game. I was truly inspired by cards I received at Regionals and a few from SUDSOL and Splitcoast.

Off to bed...I'm soooooo tired tonight. Catch ya all tomorrow.


Big Shot Pillow Box Die Basket

Here is a cool basket made using the Pillow Box Big Shot die. It takes three pillow boxes to make these adorable baskets. The bottom of the basket is created by taking two strips of card stock put in the bottom to form an X and then a cirlce piece to complete the bottom.
You can create the circle using your Circle Scissor Plus or the Clear Circle Big Shot die. This will be one of the projects for my upcoming Big Shot Stamp Camp that will be heald in November.

Deal of the Week is back....

Stampin' Up! has brought back their Deal Of The Week promotion for the month of October. This week's deal includes the Trio Flower Punch, 5 Petal Flower Punch, and My Way Punch for $10.99 each.

The prices for this weekly deal are good until Sunday, October 11th. Click here to place an order.