Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Attack of the Zuchinni

Anyone who wants some...let me know....I have way too much Zuchinni!!!!

Here's a few more Convention Swaps....I only have a few more!!! Seems to be a Nature theme this year!!!

I just love this one!!! So soft!!!

And then a few from my Ice Cream Social with my Downline....
Karen did this one...
And Shawna did this one!!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Cards to be sent!!!!

We had a blast yesterday, going thru all the cards, and prettying some of them up....Thanks so much for the help Stephanie and Phyllis....And Kim for the big box of cards!!! Here is the pile of stuff we had to go thru

I had really hoped to get 500 to send off to Operation Write Home....AND....surprize....after I went back thru them all to make sure there was no glitter, and I pulled a few Christmas Cards which we will send in November....We had a grand total of 600!!!!

AND....I still have a big box of cards...which I will start going thru daily...if you have any that are just hanging around and need to be used...we will take them off of your hands, along with any donations of excess paper, ***Adhesive***, and cash for postage....I was surprised how heavy 600 A-2 card are....I will be going off to UPS on Wednesday!!!!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cards for the Troops

Today is the day....If you have any excess cards, paper, supplies, that you would like to go to a great home...or if you have time to come by, between 1 and 3, we will be prettying these up to send off to Operation Welcome Home!!!! This will be a quarterly ongoing event...so if you can't get by today...just get stuff to me next time you see me...and I will publish the next workday date later!!!

Yesterday was my Stampin' Free for All....I didn't get too much scrapbooking pages actually done....but I did get some organization done...which was sorely needed!!! Here is the one page I did get done!!!

We're sitll in the early 80's....
We also did a Make n Take...

This card is even more beautiful in person....Uses the New...Just Believe set, love this set....and the new Smooch Spritz....a little messy till you get used to using it...but so beautiful!!!
Lastly some more Convention Swaps...almost done with the swaps!!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Sneek Peek

Here's a quick sneek peek of the project we will be doing today at Stampin' Free for all!!!
Also wanted to give all of you who may be interested in becoming a demonstrator....they have a fantastic special for September....if you sign up...in addition to all of the wonderful items in your kit ($320 value for $175!!!) You will get the great Craft Tote that they had for sale at Convention...it is in the new Greenhouse Gala Pattern...and some of you may have seen my old Blue one...it is much bigger then this one, and has a shoulderstrap also....I can't wait to get one!!! Let me know if you want info on signing up...It's a great and fun job...you can do it just for the discount...or as a serious job....I will try and figure out how to get a picture of this tote up on here.... If you e-mail me I can forward an e-mail with it!!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

WooHoo...it's Friday!!!

Hey all....it's Friday!!! I do have a fairly busy weekend...but it's mostly Stamping related. Tomorrow is my Stampin' Free For All...Stop on by and work on some projects...I will have some drawings for some discontinued product, and a cute Make n Take which I just finished up!!!

Sunday is my Cards for the Troops....This will be a Quarterly Event that I do...so I will be collecting cards, card fronts, partial cards, and supplies anytime. I prefer standard sized cards...if you do off sizes, please supply the envelopes to go with them...otherwise the envelopes are covered...Also ...no Glitter...Night Vision can pick up the glitter if it gets on their uniforms. Drop on by Sunday from 1-3 and we will work on prettying them up...I hope to get them off to Operation Write Home next week. These cards are made available to the troops to send home to their loved ones since they can't get things like that there. They are greatly appreciated!!!

Thought I'd share another Mailbox find!!!

This was a card from my friend Karen....Love it!!!

And here are a few more Convention Swaps....

I love the colors on this one!!!

And the new Owl Punch is just Too Stinkin' Cute!!!!
Well, I'm off to clean up my messy studio for tomorrow...there are still remnants from last weeks Rag Quilt Purse, so need to get that cleaned up!!! Hope to see you here this weekend!!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A Much Needed Day Off!!!!

With Stampin' Up! and work...and don't get me wrong....I love both of my jobs!!!! I know I'm very fortunate in that aspect...but I really needed a day off.....I was very lazy this morning and slept in till 7:00...and then slowly picked up the house, did laundry, and a few houshold things....and then got down to some serious Zucchini Bread Baking....Along with freezing some Zucchini.....That was this morning, and so now I'm down in my Studio, playing around with my Blog, and will get to some stamping!!! This evening, Rocky Mountain Inkslingers is having their yearly Anniversary Dinner....at Bambino's Restaurant...they have a yummy buffet....so that will be fun!!!! Thought I'd post a few more things from the pile on my desk!!!! The first is from my Mailbox....

Stephanie sent me a 4th of July Card....sorry it has taken me so long...here it is ...almost Labor Day!!!! Then some more Convention Swaps....

A few more Butterflies using the Big Shot....Love the Big Shot!!! Well...the buzzer is ringing...so my Zucchini Bread must be ready!!!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

To Pooped to Participate!!!!

Today was a busy day at work!!! We had Dignitaries....along with all else that you have to get done....so very busy...then had to run to the banks after work...or bills aren't gonna get paid:)!!!

So...I will post easy here...and then I am off to sew a little on my Rag Quilt Purse!!!!

These are a few more Birthday cards that were in my mailbox!!! From Stephanie and Sandy...love them you guys!!!!

And a few more Convention Swaps!!!! Love those swaps....I have a ton of older ones that we will be prettying up at Cards for the Troops...don't forget to get me your cards and to stop by and help out!!! We will be meeting Saturday, August 29, at 1-3. If you have cards, please bring them....I will have paper to pretty them up!!! Or if you have supplies you would like to donate...we will take those also....this will be a quarterly event, so whatever we don't use this time, I will pull out for next quarter....

Monday, August 23, 2010

Rag Purse Class

We had such a blast at the Rag Purse Class yesterday...thank you Dee, Anita and Stephanie for being my guinia pigs!!! It was fun...

Here's our work space before the fabric started flying....

And here is everyone busy at work....

Here's Dee's Bag.....I love the Black and Red...so much, I have one similar ready to be finished up!!!!

And this is Anita's....Stephanie didn't get to finish her's as she was on call for work and got a call...but I have another class I am planning so if anyone wants to come....we will get her's and yours done too!!! Too Much Fun!!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fun Class Day

I'm excited....have my Stampin' Studio...transformed itno a Sewing sSudio, for the Rag Quilt Purse....This is gonna be so much fun!!! Have been cutting and cutting and cutting so that I have samples!!!! Can't wait to use the new Stampin Up! fabric....but I'm kinda hording that right now untill it becomes available on September 1...but if you want to see it ...I have some!!! Will post pictures of the class and projects later!! Cathy

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hey All....Spent the morning on the phone and running errands....Whew....glad that is all done!!! It's getting hot out there....Have a class this evening....if you ever want to join our Technique Classes...I have combined the 2 to the 3rd Tuesday of each month....we will learn a new technique each month...along with making a page for our technique books, and a card. There is only a material fee of $2.00....such a deal!!! We meet at 6:30...would love to see you here....let me know if you can join us!!!!

Thought I would post a few more cards I got in my mailbox for my Birthday.....

These were from Jenell and Abbey... Love them!!!

And a few more Convention swaps.....The Tiki Guy is a little Bizzarre....but he is all made with Punches and Dies....

Friday, August 13, 2010


I'm ready for it to be Saturday...I can sleep a little later tomorrow...although today is a full day....worked this mornning...came home to do a little work around the house...have a Stamper's 10 tonight, and then I need to high tail it to a baby shower....which I hope to catch the tail end....

Here are s few more Birthday cards that were in my Mail Box...

Thanks Dee and Melissa!!! Great cards!!!

And here are 2 more Convention Samples...

I love simple cards!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

STamper's 10 Sneek Peek

Sorry, haven't been able to post everyday....am still trying to get into the groove of working and dong Stampin' Up....Tonight Steven took me out to dinner for my birthday...since it is tomorrow and we have Stamper's 10....We went to Ted's Montana Grill...I was dreaming of steak all afternoon...and I was not disappointed. Had to work late, so I headed over to the Shops at Briargate....and did some window shopping while I waited for Steven....too much fun stuff!!! I could lose myself in Pottery Barn and Pier 1.....Ulta was fun....Then Steven came...and off to a scrumptious dinner....Brought a few bites home for lunch tomorrow, since I am now working Thursday's also!!!

Here's a sneek Peek at what we will be doing tomorrow night!!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Kind of a Hodge Podge....

Todays' post is a little bit of this and a little bit of that....I need to get busy wrapping up Thursday and Friday nights Stamper's 10 club pojects, and my workshop on Saturday!!! Thought I would have Thursday to work on it...but they have added Thursday to my work schedule...which is a good thing!!! But I need to get to work!!! First, I wanted to post a picture of some of the goodies I got at

When we check in at Convention...they give you a great bag, filled with all kinds of goodies...this is some of what was in mine!!!! Can't show it all as alot of it was Make and Take stuff, which I will be using for classes, clubs and Workshops this year!!!

This was this years Logo...which they made into a Pin....I love it ...I think because this is a font that I absolutley love....Sorry for the picture...my camera does not like to do close ups....

And here are a few more Convention Swaps....I just love this Greenhouse Gala Designer Paper....the colors are just so yummy!!!

Lastly...I thought I'd get a few birthday cards from my mailbox....yes, Thursday is my birthday!!! It's seems to be stretyching out the whole month...which is great!!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

A Meeting and Birthday's!!!

Hello all...busy getting ready to have my Ladies and the Stamps Downline Meeting tomorrow.....We have such a good time, with learning, goal setting, swaps, Make & Takes, free product...and a yummy Ice Cream Social!!!! Not to mention...they are all such great ladies!!! Can't wait!!!
I started celebrating my birthday early last week when my Stampin' Friends got together at Mimi's. We celebrated mine and Isabelles birthday...and here is my bag of wonderful stampin stuff!!!

I'm slowly going thru it all an item a day...draws out the birthday experience!!! Will post the cards later!!!
Here are some more Convnetion Swaps....Love the Military card!!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Catchin' Up on Catchin' Up!!!

Sometimes it feels like the harder you try and swim....the more you are just treading water....today is a catch up day for me!!! Along with running errands this afternoon!!! I do feel like I'm starting to get into a routine with work and SU and all...so that is a very good thing!!!! I have plans for my Sunday Downline meeting almost finished...will post some pictures later!!! We are doing an Ice Cream Social theme...and it has really been fun. The wheels have been turning for my November meeting!!!

Thought I would share the swaps we did at our Rocky Mountain Inkslingers Meeting last week....Our theme was from the previous months demo...Vintage or Birds....

These were done by Elaine and Carol...Wonderful!!!

These were Cindy's and Leatha's wonderful creations!!!

And last, this was Kim's. Great swaps!!!

And this was my contribution....going with the bird theme!!!
Lastly...here are two more Convention Swaps....

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Toasty Tuesday...

Hmmm...this weather just can't get much hotter...or steamy!!! I will sure be very glad when fall gets here!!!

Today, I'm posting pics of last month's Stamper's 10 Hostess Club projects....yes, I know, I'm way behind,.....but I have this month's projects almost done...so will do a sneek peek later!!!

This one is a Shaker Card...it's a little hard to see, but the center frame is raised, with a window, and beads in side to shake!!!!

This one was my favorite...although it was alot of work!!! Again...hard to see in the picture, but it is a movement card...when you open it, the stars are on strips of window sheet and they move!!!

And here are two more Convention Swaps...lots of butterflies and flowers this year!!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Back to work Monday!!!

Hey Ladies....Went shoppin' after work for all the Ice Cream and fixin's for my Downline Meeting on Sunday...we are having an Ole Fashioned Ice Cream Social!!! Lots of fun....Want to join us...if you are interested in becoming a demonstrator...let me know!!! Thought I would show my pics of my swaps that I swapped at Convention....I must confess....Dee helped me do most of these...thanks so much Dee.....I know I would not have had swaps if it weren't for you!!!

This last one is a gum holder...cute!!!

And these are a few more swaps that I got!!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

August Summer Daze

Woo...is it hot out there today!!! I've been cleaning out my desk area...and I have a stack of pictures that I need to post....

These, I may have posted....they are from a past Stamp Club get together!!!

Here are a few more Convention swaps....some great ideas!!!

If you have been thinking about hostessing a workshop this month...now is the time to do it.....Stampin' Up! is giving an extra $25 in free merchandise to a hostess who's workshop totals over $350...an easy to attain goal!!! My free days are filling up fast so contact me NOW!!!!