Technically, a weed is any plant where it isn't wanted...

Thursday, August 28, 2008

So, a little Jacksonism... I had a little party and was being all fancy by leaving the stem on the strawberries I had cut and spiraled. Jackson comes to me with one and asks me to take the weed off of his. So glad we spent time in the yard this summer...!

Card class

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I will be teaching a monthly card class outside of my normal clubs and stack. These are all acetate/clear cards. No, I'm not getting away from SU, just broadening my horizons...

Baby Boy diaper cake

Finally got this on my blog... Ohh, my beloved River Rock, how I miss you...


Sunday, August 17, 2008

We went to Lagoon on Friday with my Squire work party. Scott and I couldn't even remember the last time we went there. (He says before we were married, she says while we were married - who knows - at least 10 years). Back then it was a bit podunk but it has improved 100 fold and we had a blast! And we ran into my sweet friend, Melissa, and her family whom I've known since I lived in South Dakota over 20 years ago! Jackson had a blast riding the rides with Zoe and Jake! And Melissa and her parents watched Jackson so Scott and I could ride a "Big Kid" ride. We went on Wicked. Not what I thought it was when I'm standing in line. The beginning of the ride shoots you straight vertical for 110 feet in the air and then straight back down again. There was this 10 year old kid in line next to us that told me that if I was to ride with the big boys I better buck up. Buckle up was more like it! - I wanna go again!

Photos from Lagoon - Click the X in the right top corner to view slideshow again
Jackson won the safe driver award on the bumper cars. He was driving around the outside of the area so no one would bump into him and was a bit confused when they did. It was so funny! He rode some of the bigger kid rides and loved them all!

Apparently, I like cake..

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I have a baby shower to go to this afternoon and love making diaper cakes. I think the Bella Rose paper is so cute and perfect for a little girl. And a card to match. I will be making a baby boy one as well to give to one of my club ladies so stay tuned...

August Stamp Club sneak peek

Monday, August 11, 2008

My stamp clubs are this week and this is what they will be making. A gift box, a magnet bookmark and a cute birthday card (have to admit, this one was a version of one of my convention swaps. I had all the supplies mostly prepared but just didn't have the time to put them together before convention!). Our theme this month is birthday. I will be posting later this week the cards my clubs brought to swap. (Bummer that Eat Cake is retiring but it's the only one I had that would fit this project - fortunately my club ladies don't worry about those details! Wish we could have preordered some of their new birthday sets, they are so cute!)

August Stamp-A-Stack

These are the cards I'm offering this month for my stack on August 23rd. Many of them are inspired from swaps I received at convention. But I came up with the football one myself - cool huh? I usually do a male birthday, female birthday, a thank you and then whatever occasions are usually happening that month. Not much going on in August so I went with a few generics. Contact me if you would like to sign up. (I don't dare list what I charge because I practically give them away!) Enjoy:

New, New, New and loving it!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Stampin' Up has gone all out for the new! On the right are the new Sizzix diecuts line, new vinyl for your walls and home decor, new catalog sampler with new sets and promotions to go along with it, and a discount for the first time on new stamp sets! Not to mention their great new in colors for the next year. You can check out the new catalog here on August 11th. A bit overwhelming all at once but they now have something for everyone! For more information, check out my Stampin' Up Website here. Something else new...? Online ordering coming soon!
Oh my, my list is large! How about yours?!

More Convention Highlights

Friday, August 8, 2008

This is a nameframe my stampin' bud, Vicky, made for me. It's so classy looking. (And has Jackson's favorite saying on it - "Life Is Good!") My version below I made for a convention swap. I personalized all 10 and one lady, Pam, didn't show. I don't normally have a lot of things around the house with my first name on it. But to make use of Pam's frame, I rearranged a few letters and added a Y. Voila!
Ingenious shaker card.Most who know me, know I hate to cook but check out this recipe box!
One of the swap cards I made for the "Cards that Move" swap. I stamped on shinky dinks, added some colored pencils and put them in the gel.
Another stampin' bud, Julie, made this intricate suspension card. Isn't it beautiful?

This is a card, I think, made out of acylic coasters. I'm not sure if it's supposed to be a card but it's darn amazing. I love the colors!
I met this amazing and super fun lady at the SCS dinner I helped put on. It was a stressful event to coordinate but Anne was the highlight of my evening. She made this for me with her awesome Hawaiian flare. Love ya, Anne! I will take you up on the offer to come visit Hawaii!

My version of a paper glass slipper. What do you think?

Tag, You're It!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

1) As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn’t matter if you knew me a little or a lot, if we’ve actually met in person or not, anything you remember!

2) Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you.

Convention Inspiration

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

So my camera battery died and I can only post photos I took before that happened. When I get it charged up I will take some more photos of swaps I received as well as the ones I made. These are some of my most favorite ideas I came across:

This is an ABC book made from the On Board Bitty Book. Each page has a letter of the alphabet which can be used with a dry erase marker to practice the ABC's. So Cute!

Magnet set made with All in the Family - Genious! Most of what I was attracted to was boy stuff, because well, I only have a little boy. But I thought the curtains on this card was so sweet.

A cute diorama card - will have to figure out how they did this one.
Loving this Uncle Sam!
Check out this awesome teacher gift ensemble. My 3 year old will be starting preschool in September and I will be definitely making one of these for his teacher!Totally impressed in the work on this October book. I LOVE Halloween!!

Saving this one for last because (ready?!), Stampin' Up has partnered with Sizzix and will now be selling the Big Shot diecut and embossing machine and dies! I'm SO Excited!!! Many of the dies will be SU exclusive and this is one of them. The banner die and basket die - they even used it to make masks for a birthday party! Wahoooo! Time to break open the piggy bank!!