Thursday, November 18, 2010

Holiday Mini Album & FREE Stampin' Up! Product

Just a quick post to share what I have been working on. I'm taking orders for my Mini Holiday Albums and thought I would share some little sneak peeks!

I'm using the Jolly Holiday DSP by Stampin' Up! All supplies are Stampin' Up!! If you would like to purchase supplies from me to make your own Mini Albums visit my Stampin' Up! website. I can make 4 mini albums from one pack of the Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper. Isn't that a great deal!!

Website here

OR You could take advantage of the amazing Sign Up offer Stampin' Up! has going on until November 30th.

Monday, November 15 through Tuesday, November 30 ONLY

Two Starter Kits (Standard or Digital) worth $310-320 are on sale for $87.50 which is 50% off the regular price!

* Starter Kit worth $310-320 but on sale for $87.50 = NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN deal - just like a SUPER SALE but without the pushing, shoving or fighting for a parking spot!

* If you pay $87.50 for up to $320 in products, it is LITERALLY getting $232 in products absolutely FREE.

Here are a few:

* Extra 10% off your first order of $150+ within the first 45 days. A $150 order is eligible for free hostess benefits. Your $150 in product is worth about $183 with the freebies yet this special discount would bring the price down to $105. And this order counts towards your minimum.

* You can earn free stamp sets via our Stampin' Start program.

* You get the first 2 months of your demonstrator website free if you sign up right away and that allows you to welcome online orders 24/7.

Please follow these steps:

1. Click here or paste this into your browser:
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3. Click on Join Now (left column)
4. Enter password = queenrubberlover

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween Workshop!!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! I hope everybody has a wonderful and safe Halloween.

You are looking at the hostess gift I made for Saturdays Stampin' Up! workshop a friend hosted. She loves pumpkin and coffee, so I thought a container full of Pumpkin Spiced K-Cups (for Keurig brewer) would be perfect. Basically it's a larger version of my Pumpkin Treat containers from last year you can see here, but with some elements changed and added for a more sophisticated appearance.

The home was decked out in Halloween decor and accompanied by lots of yummy nibbles.

The hostess even made little treat boxes for all the guests with the Stampin' Up! Designer Paper Pack. The little boxes hold 3 Ghirardelli chocolates. Aren't they adorable!!
I decided to make Pumpkin Spiced Muffins at 9 pm the night before the workshop. I'm crazy like that! Finished baking and making the little treat toppers around 1 am. I used Stampin' Up! Got Treats set, the Tag punches, the Square Scallop Sizzix die and Fall DSP.What do you think?
I am so loving the Stampin' UP! Got Treats stamp set. If you would like to purchase Stampin' Up! through my website, visit me here.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tea Nee Weenie

Quick post then I'm back to the kitchen to make some Pumpkin Butterscotch Oatmeal cookies for a gathering this weekend in Brenham! Whoot Whoot! Oh how I love retreats and the season of pumpkin!!

Made this for a dear friend who is dealing with some health issues right now. She is loved by so many and in our thoughts and prayers.

All Stampin' Up supplies except for the pattern paper and oval sentiment frame. I used my computer to generate the sentiment. Tree trunk is hand cut. Isn't the little green tea bag cute?! Tea pot, bag and cup are Stampin' Up! Morning Cup set (item # 120489. Owl Punch (item # 118074)

Have a blessed weekend and make something fun!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cosmos & Cards Part II

I have some more pictures to share from the event. We had a Grand Prize drawing that night and invited the ladies to come dressed as your favorite "Sex in the City" character. Best dressed gets a prize! I could just kick myself for not getting pictures of my outfit. It was wicked fun to dress up for this event and we enjoyed seeing the ladies all dolled up.

This pictures shows one of the tables with ladies donning rhinestones, feathers and flowers in their hair!

"Kitty In The City"
- Crash had to get in on the action.

Some pictures of the nibbles we had.

Jennifer was a most fabulous bartender....the cosmos RAWKED!!

These are the other creative cards we made at the event! Don't you love them! Jenn did a great job on these.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cosmos & Cards!!

Just a quick post to share some pictures from one of our very fun and successful parties we held last week through our Meetup group. Jennifer and I taught the ladies how to make cards and a paper purse that holds three 3 x 3 gift cards and envelopes. If you are in the area and would like to attend one of our events, join our Meetup group and you will be notified each time we add an event to the calendar.

"Off The Hook Cards" Meetup Group

If you would like to purchase Stampin' Up! supplies, please visit my website HERE.

I am addicted to purses and tend to make them out of anything I can get my hands on. Wood, jeans, boots, shoes, shower caps, old Crown Royal flannel bags and PAPER!! Take a look at these babies! All Stampin' Up! supplies in colors Melon Mambo and Perfect Plum with Stampin' Up!'s exclusive Top Note die embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper folder for the top flap of the purse. Leave me a quick comment and I'll send you the template.

Saturday, June 5, 2010


One of the many groups I participate in is an ATC group. ATC stands for Artist Trading Card. As their name indicates, ATC are collectibles, a brilliant idea born of the older sports-themed trading cards. The one rule that makes an ATC derives from their origins: the dimensions of the ATC must be 2.5"x3.5", or 64x89mm.

First, an ATC must not be sold, only exchanged, as the whole essence of these tiny works of art is about artists meeting (by correspondence or online if need be) and exchanging their works, thus meeting many artists and being exposed to several personal styles. Second, on the back of each ATC the artist writes part or all of the following information: name, contact information, title of the ATC and number (1/8, 2/8...) if it's part of an edition. By definition ATCs are made in limited numbers, often no more than one of a kind. Unique ATCs are called originals; sets of identical ATCs are called editions and are numbered; sets of ATCs that are based on one theme but that are different are called series. Don't be intimidated by the concept of small editions or originals: very few people are anal about this. What most collectors really want are cards that were made with care. Some ATC swaps have themes and some are just "anything goes".

I was quite hesitant to join because I tend to work on a larger scale. Often my cards end up being over sized for even a 6 x 6 envelope and I have to make special sized envelopes. I like challenges, so I joined AND I am so glad I did! I managed to keep one of my cards and thought I would share it with you. I was drawn to Jolee's Boutique Parcel Vintage Bird Cage 3-D stickers at one of the gathering with friends at a local scrapbook store. I purchased them and they sat around waiting for the vision to come. About a week later I knew what I wanted to do with the bird cages. I incorporated one of my favorite pictures from our wedding album in Hawaii, added music notes to resemble the lovely songs that birds sing and the title "Lovebirds" was born. Lovebirds are fierce and loyal and do not switch affection or loyalties easily, much like the mutual love and respect Mike and I have as a couple for each other. My set of 12 cards were in two different colors as seen by the pictures. What do you think about my first ATC card?? What would you change to improve it??

Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Kindness and a Card

First I want to thank all of my blogging friends for taking the time to leave a kind comment regarding the loss of our little Zenia. I still catch myself calling out to her at bedtime and in the morning when I would normally roll over and kiss her little head because she would always sleep right next to my head or on my chest. It's still a rude awakening when I realize she isn't there. It helps to know there are others who understand the loss of a beloved furry baby. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I have been staying extremely busy to keep my mind off of it. I have some cards to share and a baby brag book. For now I only have time to load the card. One of my favorite stamp sets for boys or men is the Alien set by Stampin' Up! called GREETINGS EARTHLING (#113810) I love using the birthday set CRAZY FOR CUPCAKES (#111618) and cutting out the little cupcakes as embellishments. I do that a lot with that stamp set. Fun, fun, fun!! I hope these sets make it to the new catalog that debuts July 1st!

Have a blessed day!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Totally Tea Party

Popping in for a moment to share the last package I am sending off to my Stampin' Pal for this quarter.

I absolutely LOVE the Tea Party Designer Series Paper (Item 113992) by Stampin' Up.

All Supplies are Stampin' Up!

Matchbox Bigz XL die for the box embossed with Clear Embossing Power and the Delicate Dots (Item 115662) Jumbo wheel. Covered each Hershey's Nugget with a strip of coordinating paper from the Tea Party set. Flower is cut out from the Tea Party Designer Paper and layered with pop-dots.

For the card, I used the Texturz Plates to emboss the Bashful Blue cardstock. Layered the labels (Barely Banana and Pretty In Pink cardstock) that are included on the Matchbox die then topped it with a butterfly created from Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die in the Mini Occasion catalog. Free hand cut the decorative strip of Tea Party Designer paper and added a *FUN* ribbon treatment!

It's ready to be shipped off. Super cute and really fast to put together.

I hope this inspires you to go create and try something different!

Happy stamping!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Happiness Purse and Card

I stumbled across some totally unexpected news while trying to catch up on emails last week. Remember Sherrill Graff of latenitestampinwithsherill hired me to make samples for her and I sent her a box of goodies last year? Well, I had some extra cards I made for a Demonstrator Only swap and I mailed the extras to her to have as samples to share with her customers. Unbeknown to me she was holding a Convention Sample Making Contest and added my cards to the entries. With OVER 300 entries, she called on 80 ladies to help her chose the winners and I was one of 8 they chose!! The other 7 ladies are so talented and I am very pleased to be considered a winner along side of them. Needless to say when I was scrolling through and reading emails and saw my name I was quite puzzled. Once I read the entire email, I was thrilled at the awesome news!! Thank you so much for allowing me this wonderful opportunity again!

I'm sharing a set I sent to her last year. It was really hard to part with this set. I so love the colors and you know me and my purse addiction. ;o) Click on each picture for a close up view and the detail of the embossing, etc.

This exclusive Stampin' Up! Sizzlit set is very loved in my craft room. Did you see how I used him in 2008 for Frosty?? Link here > *LINK*

All Stampin' Up! supplies!!
Birds & Blooms Sizzlit die for the layered flowers
Little Leaves Sizzlit die for leaves
Backgrounds I texturz plates for the card
Baroque Motifs with iridescent embossing powder on purse
Purse Template is my design
Heard From The Heart (item 111644) stamp set
Stampin' Write Markers for veins in leaves
Mat Pack for shaping the flowers
Dimensionals (pop-dots) for layering flowers

Have a Happy Day!!

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Love Your Friends

Against my better judgment and despite my limited free time, I joined a Stampin' Up! Only stamper swap again. Soooo here is my first installment for this round. Valentine's is for spreading the love to friends, family and significant others. So I wanted to create something for a friend on Valentine's Day. I'm totally loving the Mini-Milk Carton die from Stampin' Up!! My early birthday present from hubby.

All SU supplies:
Mini Milk Carton die exclusive to Stampin’ Up!
Real Red and Pretty In Pink card stock
LOVE jumbo wheel (from Mini Occasions) w/ Red Craft Ink
Vintage Vogue set for "friend" 'sentiment embossed white and carefully cut out
Lovely bird from Always set embossed in white with heart from Three Hearts Punch in his mouth.
for pink polka dot paper, used Tea Party designer paper
Circle Scallop Punch for tops of milk cartons

Created a little holder by cutting 2 squares from Real Red card stock measuring 3-1/2” x 3-1/2”. Score each 7/8” on each side. Snip score marks on only two sides of squares and fold up and adhere corners to create little box base.

For handle cut 2 strips of Real Red 5-1/4” X 3-1/2”. Punch holes for handle and glue together. Attach little boxes to either side and add strip of Designer Paper around base.

Decorate as desired and give away!! You get what you give. So give freely.

What do you think??? Is this something you would like to receive??

What are you giving away for Valentine’s Day??? Link me up!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Celebrate Pink, Purple & Penguins

Just a little birthday present gift topper I whipped up one night for a non-crafty friend that has been admiring my paper craft designs the past year. This is a pretty large topper. Dimensions are roughly 4" - 5" with all the little swirls, etc. The topper was a gift as well. I told her if she kept this topper, I would incorporate it into a mini-album for her to add her own special birthday pictures to if she desired. She liked it so much she refused to open it until she was with her family. She wanted to show everyone how cute it was packaged. Made me happy she liked it so much.

What have you whipped up lately?? Link me. ;o)

Go create something FUN!!