Sunday, March 29, 2009

I'm in Therapy

Hey Yall! It is a beautiful day. The sun always comes out after the rain. Yesterday I scrap booked with a group of friends who have come to mean the world to me. They are my therapy. We laugh a lot, at ourselves and each other, we share our lives, the good, the bad and the ugly, we cry with each other and rejoice with each other and get a little scrap booking done on the side. The neatest thing to me is that I probably would have never met any of these ladies if it had not been for scrap booking. This has really and truly been a TREMENDOUS blessing from God in my life. It is so much fun to look back at photo's and remember those events, how the kids looked, how young we looked (as you can tell I am always years behind in my scrap booking), to remember friends who have moved away and love ones who have move on in their journeys.I really believe scrap booking is a very creative therapy, so if you need some therapy drop me a line or give me a call and let's get you started making memories.
After all that I should be showing you a scrapbook page, but I have a couple of cards I like to share with yall. These two came from the ones I made for Karen for her birthday. I used the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set for the flower one and Bella Rose DSP for the Birthday Wishes card. The edge on the Rose card is done with the eyelet border punch. I really like them both a lot. I hope you do to. Thank you for visitng with me. Leave me a message if you have the time. I enjoy hearing from yall. Remember, Be a blessing to somebody else and you will be blessed.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sale-A-bration coming to an end...

Stampin' Up!'s annual saleabration is coming to an end March 31st. Don't miss out on this great deal! Your choice of free stamp sets, ribbon,or pattered paper just for buying 50.00 in product. Also, if you are thinking of joining our great team this is the time. Until March 31st, the demo starter kit is only 169.00 plus shipping and tax and can be purchased on a 3 easy pay plan. Less than 10 days left, so don't procrastinate.
Recently, I showed yall any envelope I made for a gift card holder, well, here is the gift card holder that went in it. The cardstock is Chocolate Chip and Pink Pirouette, the stamp set "Crazy about Cupcakes", my favorite part is the little green button. It is tied with a gold cord and helps hold the card closed. The neatest part is the button goes through the hole punched in the envelope to help hold it together. I love this idea. Also, don't you love that eyelet punch on the edge? I think this is one of my new favorite things!
I'm loving the weather this week. It has been hard to get anything done. I want to be outside. It's beautiful, flowers blooming, birds chirping, a reminder that Our Heavenly Father is still in control. Seasons come and they go in all areas of our lives. If this is a season of cutting back and staying home more, come visit a stamping workshop. Workshops are always free. We have a great time together and come away with some really awesome ideas to brighten our lives and the lives of others. Thanks for looking I hope you enjoy the samples. I'd love to get your comments. Have a blessed day and be a blessing to someone else.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I came up with the best idea!!!!

I am so excited about the envelope I am about to show you. I came up with the original design last Friday night,well really Saturday morning about 3am. I had made a birthday gift card for my mother-in-law and needed an irregular size envie to put it in. I just folded a scrap piece of DSP to cover the card. Then I thought I would add the eyelet punch to the edge (new favorite punch). The card is a little thick and there is a flower button on it, so I was contemplating a closure when it occurred to me I could punch a circle using the 1/2 inch punch where the button was and pull the button through the punched hole! It worked great. The DSP is Candy Lane. The bird on the outside is from that paper also. The second picture is "anyone just like the other one", I made this one for my friend, Karen, who if she is reading this is pulling her teeth out as I massacre the English language. On Karen's I used a larger button and a cupcake stamped from Crazy for Cupcakes. I hope you like this idea. I was tickled to actually come up with the idea all by myself. Not the smartest cookie in the dozen. Ya'll have a great day and please, Bless somebody!!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Big, Big, Big News

Stampin' Up is trying to help all those customers who are sitting on the fence about joining in on all the stamping fun. They have made it possible to purchase the ALREADY discounted Starter kit in 3 easy payment installments! To obtain the BEST savings, you will want to sign up by March 31st. The starter kit is available for $169 (regularly $199) PLUS ANY STAMP SET in the catalog for FREE!The installment payments are as follows:Payment 1 (charged at time kit is entered) $56.34 (+ sales tax)Payment 2 (charged around April 15th) $56.33 and Payment 3 (charged around May 15th) $56.33 =Total Payment $169.00 plus tax and shipping. This is a great deal and a great time to stamp your own business. You can't get fired. You can make some money with this business if YOU WORK at it. Just like anything there is effort required. Call or email me if you might be thinking about it. I'll be happy to answer any of your questions. The 3 easy payments will continue until April 30, however, the price of the starter kit will go bck to 199.00 after the 31st of March. Have a great day and bless somebody, then you too will be blessed.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Another Happy Birthday

Good Morning. It's Monday, it's raining, the babies ( really they're toddlers now) are energetic, and I'm pooped. We ran, literally, down to Panama City Saturday morning for Granny's, aka Tommy's mom, Mary Waldroff, 75th birthday party. It was a very nice affair at Captain Anderson's on the beach in P.C. All 6 children, their 5 spouses, 14 of the 16 grandchildren and all 4 great grand kids were there. Cadie and Kelli, our grand girls made the trip with us along with our daughter, Jennifer. We were there less than 24 hrs. Our son Josh and his girlfriend Dusti were even able to make it. It was something to have us all together. That has not happened since Cadie has been born. ON to stamping news, I made these really pretty cards for Granny, if I don't say so myself. The base is chocolate chip, with DSP candylane, pink pirouette, and whisper white. The ink is brown, the stamp is is one of my new favorites called Fifth Avenue Floral (p.106). The large flower I stamped on pink pirouette colored it with red rose watercolor crayon and blended it with an aqua painter. Then I separated the cardstock. It gives the flower a airy feel. My wonderful mentor, Angie Brasilford, showed this technique at her stamp camp last weekend. I was really happy with the cards. The picture is not great, I'm still working on that detail! Another big deal has just been annouced by Stampin Up! The demo kit at 169.00 til the end of March can be purchased on a 3 easy payment installment plan. Email me for details. Have a great day and Bless somebody, you'll feel better.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Oh, What a time....

Wasn't that a song along time ago, or am I really showing my age. I am so sorry it has been almost a month since I have posted anything here. Life has been really hectic at our house. I have some really neat projects to share with yall - they are just stuck in my camera waiting to be downloaded. I am going to stamp camp tomorrow evening and all day Saturday. I promise to come home and have all sorts of really cute things to show you. Thanks for stopping by. Sale-a- bration continues until the end of March. This is a great time to sign up to be a demonstrator- free stamp sets and a 15% discount on your kit! We could all use a little extra money these days, why not work for yourself. Drop me an email or give me a call. I'll give you details! I hope you are enjoying the first signs of spring. I am. I love the south, we have flowers blooming, tornado's one weekend, snow the next and this weekend it is suppose to be almost 80 degrees and beautiful. Gotta love it! Bless some one today. Love, Cindy