Thursday, October 28, 2010

Seasonal Sentiments Thanksgiving Card

Hello everyone.  I hope your week has been great!  I am having a great week.

This week's card is a Thanksgiving card.  This was also one of my Stamp Club projects for this month and I am using it for a project at a class I am teaching at my church next month.  It's really simple...but so elegant.

I used the Seasonal Sentiments stamp set from the Stampin Up Holiday Mini catalog.  It's a great set because it covers Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine's Day.  Four stamps, four holidays.  I also used the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  It's one of my favorites.

The base of the card is Riding Hood Red.  It was cut at 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4 to create a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch card.  Sometimes I get tired of making A2 sized cards.  I have also made this card in an A2 format as well and it looks great too!

The video gives a little bit of instruction on using your Big Shot machine with the embossing folders and Sizzlits dies.

Enjoy your day!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

10K Day

Hello everyone.  Today was the big day!  I have been training for this race for a few months.  I am not really a runner.  My friend Breanne convinced me to challenge myself by running in the Kingsburg Harvest Fair 10K with her.  Now that it's over, I can truly say that I am so glad I did it.

We had three goals for this race.
1.  To finish.
2.  To run the entire distance...no walking.
3.  To not be the very last people to cross the finish line.

Guess what!  We accomplished all of our goals.  There's nothing better than challenging yourself, setting some goals and reaching them in the end!

I was so glad that I had Breanne by my side the entire time.  It makes all the difference in the world to have a friend by your side, encouraging you the entire way.  And I was thrilled that my husband was waiting for me at the finish line, video camera and still camera in hand.  He even hugged me when I was drenched in sweat.

Here is a little video I put together of the finish of our race.  Keep in mind, we had just ran 6.2 miles.  No making fun of the awful picture at the end.  And yes...that old man beat us!

Tags Til Christmas Card

Hey everyone!  I was finally able to get a video filmed and uploaded.  I went to film yesterday...and my tripod was broken, so I had to run out and buy one to get this done!

I love the way this card turned out.  I actually started with an idea from the Stampin Up! Holiday Mini catalog.  I changed the colors and the stamp and added a few touches of my own.

The colors are Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler (I love this red) and Old Olive.  Of course, I had to add some Crumb Cake card stock as well.  There are a lot of elements on this card, but it is a relatively simple card. Then white gel pen added a special touch and really made it stand out.

I hope you have a great weekend.  Enjoy your day!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

School, and Kids and Training...Oh My!

Hello everyone! It's been quite a week and I thought I'd check in. My kids were home from school all week. Their school has one week off in October for Fall Intercession and it disrupts the flow around here. On top of that, I had my midterm on Thursday. So between studying for that, keeping my children entertained and training for next week's 10K, I've been a busy girl.

I have my idea for my next video planned out...and I plan on filming that sometime next week. I apologize that I didn't get to it this week. It has been on my to do list, but other priorities knocked it down a few notches.

On a happy note, I only have two weeks of clinicals remaining this semester. I will be done at the end of October. I will only be in school one day a week for the remainder of the semester. I am so excited about that. I will have time to do fun things for the holidays. It's the "most wonderful time of the year". I've already been singing Christmas carols at the top of my lungs and my husband is not amused.

I hope you have some fun things planned for the weekend. I am going to play Bunco at a hospital Guild fundraiser. My grandma was a guild member for 20 years and served a couple years as the Guild President. This is an event that we have been participating in for years. My grandma is no longer able to serve on the guild, but the hospital has always been close to her heart. It makes her so proud that I will soon be a nurse there.

We are also planning on watching baseball (we are big time Giants fans) and football (hoping my Fantasy Football team pulls out another win). And we won our softball game last night (my husband and I play on a co-ed softball team). And of course, we will be attending church tomorrow morning.

What are you planning for the weekend? I'd love to hear from you! Enjoy your day!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Amazing Deals On Stampin Up Products

Hello everyone.  I hope you are having a great weekend.

I just wanted to share some amazing deals on Stampin Up products with you.  Go to my demonstrator website and click "Shop Now" and click "Clearance Rack" to see all the items.  There are some real steals and bargains!  I just got finished shopping there myself.  There are ribbons, buttons, papers, inks, chipboard shapes and SO MUCH MORE!

I hope you check it out!  If you go straight to Stampin Up's website (and not a demonstrator site) you will not get the same fabulous deals.

You can click HERE to get to my demonstrator website and get some fabulous deals.  All items are while supplies last!  So hurry on over and check it out!

If you have questions, be sure to contact me!

Happy shopping!  Enjoy your day!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Perfect Punches Card

Hello everyone.  I hope you week is going well.  The good news is it's Friday!  The weekend is here and I hope you have some fun plans.

The other day, I needed a quick card for a friend's birthday.  I went to my craft room, threw some stuff together and this is what I came up with.  I was pleased with the way it turned out, so I decided to make a video on it.

I used my Sizzix Big Kick (Sizzix Big Shot...they're the same thing) and the Scallop Oval Frame die from Stampin Up for the centerpiece.  I also used my Big Kick again with the Elegant Lines embossing folder to emboss the oval and the background piece.  I love the Elegant Lines embossing folder and I think you will be seeing me use it more often.  The Big Kick was also used to cut out the label shape behind the smaller oval.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Perfect Punches stamp set.  This stamp set was designed to work with some of your favorite Stampin Up punches.  I stamped the sentiment in Whisper White craft ink and then embossed it with white embossing powder.  Then I used my wide oval punch to punch it out.

Overall, this is a very simple card...but it looks like it takes a lot of time and effort.

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your day!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Welcome To My Craft Room

Hello everyone.  I hope you are having a wonderful day.  My day has been very productive so far.  Currently, I am taking a break from studying for my midterm.  But I’ve also managed to squeeze in a run, do some other school work, and finish up a card for a friend’s birthday.  It's overcast here, and I am just praying it will pour down rain.  I love the rain, especially when I can stay inside most of the day...which I can do today.

There have been one or two of you who have been requesting a craft room video.  I filmed this video a couple of weeks ago, but once again, was having trouble getting it to upload.  The Internet seems to be working so much better here, but uploading this video was problematic.

So without further ado, welcome to my craft room!  A craft room re-do was part of my summer projects.  The last items to arrive were my chairs...and they took forever!  But they are a great fit and they are pretty comfortable too!

When I was filming this video, I thought it wouldn't be very long at all.  It turns out, I can talk a whole lot about my craft room.  I had to edit some of it out and it still ended up being long!

I hope you have a wonderful day!  Thanks for visiting!