Sunday, August 30, 2009

An Appelly kind of day!!!!

Woke up to thick, thick fog....but actually it turned out to be a perfect apple picken day. After Church we headed out to meet our daughter and family, and then down to Penrose to the Happy Apple Farm. What a treat!!!! This came out a little dark...for it being such a grey day....These are the girls!!!!

I'm so behind in my postings...I do apologize!!!! Here are pictures of the projects we did in this months Stamper 10. They were very simple cards...but oh so elegant!!!!

Here are a few more convention swaps!!!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Join the Stampin' Up! Family

There are only 2 days left to make this great choice! I love what I do. I love this family. . . and I invite you to join it as well! I feel like my Stampin’ Sisters are my family!!! Our relationship is built on fun, relationships, sharing and creativity! Sound like fun? It is!

Stampin’ Up! is making it easy with an $85 starter kit filled with the gorgeous new In Colors! (of course you can customize it if you want!)

If you are looking for the BEST value. . . then consider the regular starter kit and let Stampin’ Up! add on $43 worth of brand new In Color products! Yes, it ends up that you get about $400 worth of merchandise for 1/2 price!

Be the 1st person to join my team this month and you will receive the awesome new In Color Marker set as a free gift from me! Call or email me to sign up! Or go to my web page and click the "Join SU" button and use the password; "basketcase"

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I'm Back!!!!

OK....I'm back and I know I should be posting pictures of our trip...which was fantastic....but my pictures didn't come out so great and Steven is at school, and must have his camera.....but I just had to post our newest Grand puppy...Miley.

Isn't she just the cutest thing....She kinda looks like a Build-a-Bear!!!!

Glenwood Springs was wonderful, very relaxing...first day it was hotter then Hadies....but it cooled off. I will post pictures tomorrow. In the are some more Card Swaps from Convention...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Why Become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Less then 2 weeks are left in the $85 Starter Kit Special. This card is a perfect example of why you should think about joining sooner rather than later. It is made with Big Shot Dies from the Holiday Mini. As a demonstrator, we get to pre-order Stampin' Up Product and we get to purchase them at 20% off, and we get them a whole month before anyone else!!!!

If you join as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator before the end of August, you can recieve any of the Stamp Sets in the Holiday Mini at 20% off!!!! Everytime we have catalogs or new merchandise as a demonstrator, we get to pre-order and we get to see stuff ahead of the general public.

Now, do you want to check out being a demonstrator?

You can download the $85 starter kit contents here

You can visit my Demonstrator Business Website
1. Click on Start Your Own Business
2. Watch the Videos
3. Click on Join Now
4- Accept the acknowledgement (there is no obligation at this point)
5- Read the agreement
6- Recruiter Authorization Password: basketcase

Check it out. If you decide to join, you can do it right away, and you will recieve your Demonstrator number and password and have access to the Stampin' Up! Website - tons of ideas and information....So what are you waiting for....Check it out! What have you got to lose?

Oh and I almost forgot...the little stamp I used on the card, was part of the Bear package we got at Convention...another great reason to become a demonstrator!!!! If you have any me!!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Convention Swaps....

OK...I said I'd get these on here a few days ago...and I'm just now getting to them....I can't seem to get caught up this month...Steven just started school this week, and Nick goes off to School of Mines next it should be quieter here, and just maybe...if I use my time right, I can get some things done!!!! (Do ya think???) Let me know what you think!!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

I saw these wonderful bags at Momento Mall at Convention, and just had to get them for my Direct Downline....just finished boxing them all up to go out in tomorrows' mail...shhhh....don't tell my girls!!!!
They had 2 styles....this is what they looked like...
For myself, I picked up some business supplies...a great Designer Paper Sampler.
A punch template, with ALL of our punches!!!!
And a ribbon Sampler...this is my favorite...but you know how I love ribbon!!!

Yesterday was a great day. My friend Kim and I went up to the Stamp Convention up in Loveland....Kim drove her husband's spankin' brand-new Prias, so we went in style!!! It was a great convention this year....I think they were at capasity...there will be another one next weekend here in the Springs....but I'm going out of town with Steven for our will have to miss that one.
I pretty much stuck to the Sizzix booth (gee, I wonder why!!!)...and spent way too much, but I had my left over Great Rewards gift card from Stampin' Up! so I couldn't let it go to waste....I only ended spending about $30 in cash...not too bad!!!! Then about half way thru the show....Kim comes running up to me ...."You won one of the door prizes!!!!"
Oh, My, Gosh....I never win anything!!! It was a grab bag of all sorts of product...who doesn't love product!!!!

I will try and get some swaps from Convention on here tomorrow!!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Yummy...Birthday Cakes!!!!

Sorry I haven't been posting much....Right after Convention it is always so much to do and process...classes all this week to make sure I had everything done for....and my Birthday thrown in there!!!! Fun time, but way too busy...someday I will ONLY be working my SU business and Life will be soo....good. Stamper's 10 met last nite and tonite...I will get pictures of the projects on later....we had a blast..and celebrated my birthday are the 2 cakes!!!!

I will be on a sugar high the rest of the evening!!!!
Lots of fun goodies...thank you so much ladies!!!
And Fun cards!!!!
What more could a gal ask for....Oh...and my hubby got me this....
It is a cute, tiny...notebook lap will be so great to use to show My Digital Studio at workshops...can't wait!!!!Off to bed early...gotta get up early to drive up to the Stamp Convention in Loveland with Kim....I'm stampin' my brains out this weekend!!! Her Hyubby just got a new Prias ....and we are taking it to Denver!!!! Goin' in Style!!!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

And the Winner is....

I have so many things I want to post....but I'm trying to get my upcoming Stamper 10's and classes finished up, so be patient with me!!!! I have done the drawing for my most recent Blog Contest....
Drum Roll Please.......
Steven picked, Carol White and Kim Heaterington....Carol, I will open up your box that is shipping tomorrow, and add the ribbon, and Kim, I will put your Embossing Powder with the Stamper's 10 orders for Friday!!! Congratulations!!! WooHoo!!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Back...finally, tired, but ready to go!!!!

My oh my...could it have gotten any worse. Paula and I got to the SLC airport, after leaving Convention a few minutes early...only to find that they had cancelled our tickets, back on Wednesday when we had to switch airlines......Nice!!! We stayed patient...and finally worked thru it all, and got home late last nite.....but could anything more have gone wrong with travel. Convention was a blast, as usual, and I learned soooo much, as usual. I would love to box you all up and take you all with me ....sign up on my team and you can come on a more than fun stamping mini vacation!!!

My Digital Studio will be out sometime this fall. They are working the final bugs out of it...but what I saw...way impressed is fantastic!!!! From total pre done template pages that you just drop your pictures starting from scratch, to build a page...and anywhere in between!!!! I'm kinda a good example of a middle of the road person....I want to get my pictures off of my camera and onto pages, print them out, and then at my monthly Stampin' Free For All, I can embellish to my hearts content and make them truly my own. This system is great for someone who has been scrappin for a while or someone not sure they want to jump in. I will be getting one of the first we can all explore this together!!! Start thinking about maybe a Scrappin party!!!

Build a Bear was just too cute. I got home to my box of supplies...waiting for me, and can't wait to sit down and start making cards and projects. I am also offering Children's workshops, and parties and I will work with you to custom tailor to your needs!!!

The jewelry line should be available in September...and it to0, was gorgeous....I was very impressed, having worked with jewelry before...I also learned some other fun things to do and make.....Maybe you would like to do a jewelry afternoon or evening with your friends....let me know...It would be way fun. I don't want them to miss out on this wonderful product. (lots of fabric and diecuts!!!!)

The Decor Elements for your walls is also just too much fun...I wish I had more wall space in my house...the displays they had, and decorating tips were just great. Again...I'm working individually to custom parties using these maybe you want to do up a wall in your home....or maybe a mirror, or me....I'm sure your friends would love to see what they can do in their homes to...inexpensively, and All by themselves!!!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Much better day today, although it was a struggle....called Delta every one could seem to go and actually look for our after classes today, Paula and I headed over to the airport to find our luggage....and there it was, in the land of lost luggage, a huge room full of misplaced suitcases....if I hadn't been so tired, and felt so yucky, I probably would have really yelled at someone....but I just wanted clean underware!!!!

Here is the main hall just before opening sessions...lots of energy!!!!

Isn't she just too cute...this is my new mascot, Bernadette Bear....part of the new Build a Bear line.....She will be helping me out at workshops!!!! Way too cute, can't wait till my stamps and dies get here!!!

They unveiled the Digital Scrapbooking....and oh, my gosh....I can't wait till I can get my hands on an actual copy....they are working the final bugs out of it....but it is so cool!!! I Love it!!!! Cards, pages, books, much to do with it, and SOOO flexible!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

What a Day!!!

No pics's been quite a day....started, getting up at 3:00, to get up, get Paula, and then get to the airport....hurry up and wait. We got to our gate at around 5:00, and it seemed awful at 5:30 we went to the desk...oh, that flight was cancelled....gee, when were you planning on telling us.....we stood for the next hour while the gate agent tried to get us to another flight....fortunatly, one of the other demos, had gotten on the phone to Delta, and found us all flights... and got us all set up.....something the gate guy couldn't seem to we run over to American, bound for Salt Lake, via Dallas....we were assured out luggage would follow...I guess they can't laugh at you and way will your lugagge get there in one piece!!!.....Finally got to SLC, 6 hours later(we did have a nice lunch in the Admirals Club, thank you Nanette!!!)....only to find our luggage would be on a later flight and they would deliver it to our hotel later in the afternoon. SO we went over to the Convention center and did all of our check in and purchases.....and out to a nice dinner....started walking back to the hotel...and the wind picked up...micro burst time.....yuck!!!! Got to the's still sitting in Co. Spgs....would be on the first flight no clean clothes, or we are not happy campers...and not in the best of moods....But, we did get here....and tomorrow has got to be better!!!! I would love to go sit in the hotel hot tub...but I don't think they allow skinny dipping.....drop me a comment to lift my spirits...and your name will go in the blog comment drawing on Sunday!!!!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Spent the day playing...and working...Stamping is always play, but I was under a deadline to get my swaps done for Convention...and Yippee!!! I succeeded!!!!

This was the first one I came up with.... It was really hot out, when I had the ideas...and I was thinkin' Fall....the new In Colors are so Fallish!!! Simple card....but I was pleased with it.

This one is even simpiler....but I just love the way the colors came together.....The Top Note Die is so much fun to use!!!!

Then this was a little treat box I made for Paula my roomate at Convention. I love the Pillow Box Dies we makes great, quick little gifts!!!!n This one has chocolate in it!!! Yumm!!!

I actually got my August Stamper's 10 projects put together...and started cutting paper, and also started working on the Fall Boxing Class Boxes...they are gonna be so stinkin' cute!!!! You are all gonna want to do this class.