Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Thank you notes from my daughter

Hi again everyone! Things as usual are busy in our household. A few weeks ago my lovely daughter turned 6 years old!!! For her birthday, she wanted to go to Chuck E Cheese, and I vetoed that idea (there is only so much a mother can stand, and after more than a few friends' parties that place is on my 'intolerable' list). So for her 'second' choice she wanted to have an art party. We had a wonderful party for her at a studio in downtown Plano for 10 of her closest friends. For the first time, I decided that she needed to write her own thank you notes. She has embraced this idea and has been working on her thank you notes for the past week. She only writes about 2 a night because she spends a lot of time thinking of what to write to individually thank each person. It makes me almost burst with pride to see her sitting there, pencil in hand, writing notes in her kindergarten handwriting. I know that the recipients are going to love the effort she puts into those cards as well.
I had to come up with a card worthy of her efforts, but easy enough to replicate a dozen times. I used the Sale-a-bration set called 'Patterned Occasions' and went with a mostly monochromatic look. I did add a pop of color with the little flower and some of the new striped organdy ribbon from the Spring Catalog. Enjoy!

Card Supplies: (All supplies from Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Patterned occasions, Distressed dots background
Cardstock: Whisper white, Pool party or Wisteria wonder
Ink: Pool party or wisteria wonder
Other Stuff: Markers, Basic pearls, Melon mambo striped organdy ribbon, dimensionals, Perfect polka dots EF

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Stampin'Up! Regional Convention

Hi all!!! So today was a big day for Stampin' Up in North Texas. We had a regional convention right here in Dallas. The last time I went to a regional convention was several years ago in Fort Worth when I was a brand new demonstrator, so this was a big treat for me. I even got to meet Shelli Gardner, the founder and CEO of the company!!!!! It was very exciting. One of the big things to do at conventions is to swap cards with other stampers. That way, you get new ideas and share your best (but highly reproducible) work. I made two different designs that I swapped, and everyone seemed to like them so I thought I'd share with you as well. Sorry for the bad pictures, I am NOT a photographer!!!!
I'm tired tonight after all my excitement, so I'll have to tell you about all the stuff in the cards later. For now, just enjoy the pictures :-)


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Hi everyone!!!
I'm still around, just busier than ever! Here are some of the cards I promised you that will be available at my Birthday Bash event on February 9.
Just $15 holds your seat at the event, allows you to make your first 5 cards, and gets you the awesome Print Poetry Paper Stack from the new Occasions Mini catalog!!!! You can make as many more cards as you'd like for just $1 a card!!!!
Here are the details:
-Saturday, February 9 from 12-5 PM at my house in Plano
-BYOA: Bring your own adhesive. I will have SNAIL for sale in case you forget yours.
-There will be cards for everyone on your list: men, women, teens, kids. This is a great event to stock your box for the next year!!!
-These cards are designed to be 'mailable' and suitable for any skill level.
-Please RSVP to me by no later than February 1 so I can save your space and order your Paper Stack!!! Spaces are already starting to fill up so make your plans now!!!

Feel free to call or email me if you have any questions.
Thanks and Happy Stampin'!