Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Downline Friends

Last night Paula and I had our joint downline meeting here at my house.....For the project we did the Black Magic card.....Which I did for this months Stamper 10 Club.

Paula gave us a challenge for our swap....To take a Christmas set and use it in a non-Christmas way....I really had a hard time with this one....but this was what I finally came up with...It uses the ornaments from the tree Trimmings set.

These are Paula's and Karen's....And Joanne couldn't do the challenge but did this beautifal Fall card. Loved them all!!!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Tip Time...

Cathy's Super Tip #1
OK...I have all these great tips...so as I come across them I will share...Don't ya just love the new In-Color Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon...you must since I sold so many of the samplers...Did you know you can make your own!!! All you need is some 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon...which we have 9 colors of....Craft Ink pad in White, Vanilla or Black....and the Polka Dot stamp from Itty Bitty backgrounds.....Voiola....look at how many more possibilities you now have. Play around with the combos...you could even stamp Real Red Craft on White ribbon!!!! Stay tuned for more Tips!!!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Stampin' Free For All.....

I must have picked a bad day. I did get lots of you that told me you wanted to come...but you had classes and other events already on the calendar for today....so I didn't get any takers....I did get some pages done....I'm trying to use up all of my old, old stuff....so this is a great excuse for me!!!!
This is using a very old Simply Scrappin kit....I mean...when we only did 8 1/2 x 11 format....but I love it, I have a ton of these old kits...most in pieces and parts...because we used them for classes , and I need to get them used up!!!!

This one was using some old stickers...you all know how much I hate the look of stickers...but for some reason, I have a whole folder of them....so I combined them with this football paper...and of course it is all layered with Old Olive Cardstock....to pull it all together!!!!
Can't wait to get to my pictures that are on digital...These are all old, old pics that were in those yucky magnetic albums, and my pictures all had to come out....Yuck!!!! Some of them are really compromised due to the chemicals...so I do need to scan them...and then I can do them digitally!!! Hopefully next week I can get to My Digital Studio and get going with some pages!!!

These are the swap cards I tried to upload yesterday...but Blogger wouldn't let me....Great ideas!!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

My 2 Grandaughters Sarah and Abbey came over today and we played in my stamp room for most of the day...I wish I had thought to take some pictures. First we made a great loaded homemade Pizza for lunch, then some frosted sugar cookies....then to business...I had to work on my daughter Allison's Baby Shower Invitations...so while Sarah and I cut and pasted and embossed and folded and cut some more (lots of cutting) Abbey made cards with the scraps!!!! Fun, fun, fun day...except my hand hurts from all the cutting. Will post the finished product when I am all finished!!!!
These are the cute treat holders that I did for the project for my Rocky Mountain Inkslingers Club meeting....They were a hit...and they can also be found in the current catalog!!!
OK...I was going to post my swaps from that night also...but Blogger won't let me add anymore pictures so I guess that will have to wait till tomorrow.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Sun is Out!!!

OOOPPPSSSS!!! I hit enter after I wrote that...and it published...but I didn't get a chance to write what I wanted...lets see if I can fix it!!!! :)
First...lets finish up the Crop-a-Latte stuff....here are the Make-N-Takes I did....I love the little pumpkin one....I can't take credit.. My friend Paula designed these for our booth this spring...I just changed the colors....they were quick and easy!!!!
This was my swap last night at Rocky Mountain Inkslingers...the theme was to use punches or die cuts. I just love Miss Bella Bear....she makes the cutest Halloween Witch!!!! I will get the Projects I did, and the swaps I got, on tomorrow.!!!! Get those posts posted if you want a chance at my contest!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A FUN Wednesday Give-away!!!!

Haven't done a give away in a while...this is an easy one!!! YOu need to leave a post on my Comments...if you don't know how..e-mail me....I will collecty all posts from today thru October 1 and then draw 3 names...each gets a little one of my hostess gifties from my hostess basket!!!
Good luck and may the best Stamper win!!!! Get postin'!!!!

And...Another Yucky Day...

Ok...Again...we woke to raging snow...what is with this....Didn't want to get out of bed!!!! Need to get going...I have the Presentation Project for Rocky Mountain Inkslingers this evening...need to get going and get my car loaded..BRRR!!! and then I have some errands to run before I head over there.

These are the projects that we did 2 Saturdays ago at our Club meeting. Great Ideas!!!!

This is a simple project I did using the new Decor Elements....I love how easy they are to use....Can't wait to get some up on my walls!!!! I'm even going to do my laptop!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Well it's not really a teaser, I'm putting the whole picture up as the Club Members need to see it so they can bring supplies.....But here are the treat holders for my Rocky Mountain Inkslingers project that I am doing tomorrow.

Another Brisk Day!!!!

Yuck...I had to go into town early this morning for some lab work and x-rays(routine) and yuck....it was very cold and ICK.
Here are the last of the swaps from 2 weeks ago!!!

And this is the page we did for our Tuesday and Friday Technique class....the card we did is the same. It is a very easy technique, using 2 different glitters, I call "Glitter Times Two".

1-You cut out your immage using the Sticky Pages...I used the Large Alphabets in my Big Shot...too much fun!!!
2-Place that down on your paper and carefully pull up an edge and cut it. Do this in a few areas so that you have 3-4 spots open.
3-Pour your 1st Glitter color on and tap off well.
4-Take off the rest of the pink tape and add 2nd Glitter color. Voila' !!!

Join us on the 3rd Tuesday or Friday of each month as we explore new Techniques!!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Snow Day!!!!

I wish I had thought to get pictures....Brr!!! Who ordered up this weather....it snowed really hard, on and off all day. It seems to be done now...but there are some big storm clouds on the horizon. Lets see...I'm trying something new with my camera and pictures....
WooHoo..it worked!!!!This will make life easier!!!
OK...there's a mountain in that picture....but the clouds are in the way....it is yucky out there!!!!
Here are a few more pictures of swaps from our all day stamp>
Well I tried to download more...but it seems that Blogspot is having issues...so I will end here!!! Cathy

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I survived the weekend!!!!

The Crop-a-Latte All Day Crop was a huge success...but boy...was I tired when I got home last nite....have been just sorta taking it easy today!!!! Thought I'd get a few things posted on here so that I can get caught up.
This was the card I did for my Stampin' Friends swap last weekend....I LOVE the look of this new fall set in the Holiday Mini....and it goes well with the In-Colors.
And here are a few of the swaps that I got!!!
I will get pictures of the all day crop, and my grandaughters 15th birthday, as soon as I can get pictures to Wal Mart, and then safely off of my camera!!!! Off to get the projects finished for Wednesday's Rocky Mountain Inkslingers Club meeting. I'm doing the project and this weekend took up way too much of my time, and thru me off schedule.
Oh...I did want to thank Anita....she was at my class at the rec center Friday nite, and followed me over to the Black Forest Community Center...and was such a dear to help me unload my car....I should have taken a picture...it was loaded....thank you so much...hope you were able to get lots of good goodies at the Garage Sale!!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Wheeew......I actually did it all....got all of the material cut and punched for my Make & Takes, and class this weekend....I will try and remember to take pictures. We did the Box class last night...and I let the ladies cut out most of the project....but it soon became very evident that we could not get 12 people thru 3 boxes in an hour if we did that...so I had to pre-cut and punch everything!!!! Then I got everything into their boxes, booth all dis-assembled...Packets made up, And it all loaded into my car....Along with the Technique class I am teaching tomorrow. Steven had tests all week at school...and got out early .....but not today....but I got it ALL in my car....By myself!!!! It is slam full!!!! Now if he gets home in the next hour...we can get MY Digital Studio loaded onto my notebook, so I can play with it this weekend at the Crop. I took another Webinar on doing cards with it....and it is going to be so much fun...if only to use as a design tool!!!! And look out when I figure out how to make my own background and banner for my Blog!!!! WooHoo!!! (Sidenote....Phyllis and Casey...you will be glad to know that that wire catalog stand does fold down...figured that out too!!!!)

I'm a little behind in my posts...I was going to do a drawing for my 1000 hits on the blog on the 15th....but I've been up to my eyeballs putting these classes together (and next week looks the same....at least I won't be working, and can devote time to it.) I had Matt pick...and the winner is ...KIM. You can pick a set next time you are over to the house...and I will get the paper together!!! Congratulations. Have had over 120 more hits since then!!!! Hoping without work( man I could get soooo used to this!!!!) I can get some tutorials on here!!!!

OK...The last of the Convention Swaps!!! Will get last weekends stamp club projects on next ....they were all Fall and you know how I love Fall!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

New Day!!!!!

Have had a busy week!!!! Thursday and Friday were my Stamper's 10 Hostess Clubs...and we had a blast...here are the projects we did:

These are done using the Black Magic Technique.....we actually did the Upsy Daisy card....the Embrace Life one is done to show how it looks using an open image, usually you use a solid image with this technique. These are gorgeous....glitter never scans well!!!

This one used White Stazon on a window sheet....just a very simple, pretty card!!!! I love the Razzle Dazzle Set!!!!

Yesterday, Steven & I got our Flu Shots....so we have been moving very slow since. Had to work Taco Dinner at Church...and we were very slow.....But it was yummy!!!! Today is my STamping Friends All day stamp....so I am looking forward to that...will post projects and swaps later!!!

Have a very busy week this week, with classes almost every night....so hopefully it will get me thru the week at work....Found out Friday that they are laying me off....business is just too slow. I do get to finish out this next week. I'm very torn.....but I did get an application in Saturday morning. My best dream would be to find a very part time job...that paid my health insurance bill....and then to have my SU business pick up more to a full-time status!!!! Help me out there ladies....tell everyone about SU and ME!!!! Send your friends my blog address!!!!

Last but not least....and we are almost done....some more Convention Swaps!!!
I just love the Dress Card....I may have to do something with that!!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

More Swaps...are ya tired of them yet????

Here are some more swap cards from Convention....Steven must have his camera....so I'm gonna have to scan them in....
I'm also gonna start something new called "Teasers". They will be partial pictures of projects for upcomign events....here is a taste of what we will be doing this Thursday and Friday at our Stampers 10 Hostess Clubs.
I will post the full pictures after Friday's class!!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Red Letter Day!!!!

WooHoo....we did it...I just checked my Blog counter...and I have had over 1000 hits...in just over 2 months!!!! I can't believe it...this calls for a celebration.....Lets do a drawing. I have a stash of discontinued sets....so the winner can pick one of them....and some sheets of discontinued In-Color paper!!!! I will be taking comments on the blog from now until September 15..and draw from them...you can comment as often as you like.....I love hearing from all of you!!!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Ooopppsss...I forgot

I thought I had posted this last week...and realised it was not on here....The New Holiday Mini is out....and it is the best yet....Click here to go the the PDF version of it if you did not get one in the mail. I can also send you one...just let me know.

And here are a few more Convention Swaps...boy....I had more swaps then I thought!!!! Great ideas.!!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

More Fun Times

OK...I posted my boxing class yesterday...I will also be doing a class with the 3 fall boxes at the Crop-a-Latte All Day Crop in Black Forest(Community Center) on Saturday September 19. This is going to be a fun event...and a great way to sepend the day stampin' and scrappin' Check out their web page at www.shop.crop-a-latte.com The food sounds exceptionally yummy...I can't wait. Breakfast from Panera Bread, lunch from Macaroni Grill and dinner from Texas Road House. I hope to see some of you there.
Here are some more Convention Swap pictures. I just love all of the ideas!!!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Yippee!!!New Toys

What I didn't know, when I wrote yesterdays' post, was there was a big box sitting on my front porch...with all sorts of goodies for my September classes....and one of those goodies was the new "My Digital Studio"...so hopefully I will get a chance to work with that this weekend....One of the first things I want to do is create my own design for this Blog!!! What fun this is going to be!!!

Here are some more convention swaps...great ideas!!!!

I need to run and work on finishing up my Stamper's 10 projects, my swaps and project for Sunday, and my technique Class projects....all are so cute...will post them when they are done. Here is a picture of the projects for the Holiday Boxing Class...they came out so cute!!!!!The Class is being held on Wednesday, September 16 at 6:30, my house. Call for info and directions. Cost is $20 for all 4 projects....space is limited for this class. We had a blast at the Summer Class.

Friday, September 4, 2009

It's a Holiday Weekend!!!

I really shouldn't complain. Yesterday I got off of work early....They were sealing the floors next door, and we all were getting very affected by the fumes....so at noon I left....I was starting to lose my concentration...and then I had a major hot flash(which I haven't had in 3-4 years....) It felt like someone had lite the floor under me!!!! Spent the after noon running errands....Today work seemed to drag on and on!!!! But it's the weekend!!!! Yippee!!!!
As promised ages ago...here are the pictures of our trip to Glenwood Springs. Here's me and my honey!!!!
And a picture of the caves...very "cool"!!!

I'm behind again..and I apologise....hope to get caught up this weekend!!! Next week are my Stamper's 10 Clubs....I still have a few openings...so I'd love to have you join us!!! Lots of fun ideas I want to hare. I will be offering lots more classes this fall and winter....just too much cute stuff out there.

The following week is my Technique Tuesday and Friday classes.
These were last months project....we are compiling a Technique Book and then we do a card using that technique. Lots of fun!!!!