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Married to Dave, Mom to Clair, Grams to Sophie, and Mother in Law to Dennis. Mommy to Sammy, Joey, Kuji, Mags, Fuzz and Fluffy (my furry kids).
I have been an Independant Stampin' Up! Demonstrator since October of 2002!
Here are a couple of pictures of projects from Stamp Camp last week. Maybe this will wet your whistle. There are still a few spots let for Stamp Camp class this coming Saturday December 20th from 3pm -9pm. Email me ASAP if you would like to attend.
Stampin Up released the December 2009 Retirement List today PLUS an added bonus of 10% off all those stamps. The promotion runs from December 9th through December 23rd. If you spend $20.00 you can get 20% off any stamp from the Catalog Mini Sampler from August. If you spend $70.00 you can get FREE shipping on everything. Of course you can earn hostess benefits on orders over $150.00. You can go to
to view the stamps and prices. Keep in mind, those are the retail prices, not with the 26% off. You will need to pay Michigan sales tax on all purchases. If you have any questions, please let me know. You will need to email your order to me to get the full discount. The Stampin Up website cannot give you the extra 16% off. Happy Shopping.
We had a great time at technique class on Sunday. We did the following techniques
#1 Dazzeling Diamond Dust: CS was Riding hood red, garden green and glossy white
#2 Tag Punch Stars: Ski slope DSP, Baja Breeze CS and White
#3 ReInker Splash: Glossy CS, Rose Red CS, Saffron CS, and Artichoke CS
#4 Diaper Fold Pouch: (did not photo)
Well, more to come later in the week. Saturday is the first of two STAMP CAMP's and we will be making 10 projects. All 3-D type items. Still room in both camps if you havent signed up yet. But you best do that soon.
Here are the super easy cards we did this weekend for Christmas Card class #4. There is still room if you want to come today at 3pm. Show up with your snack to pass and your mono. Come have some fun. Get out of that Black Friday shopping crowd. The HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA continues until Monday. Bundles are RUNNING OUT!! SU had limited bundles for the weekend, so dont wait. If you have problems with ordering on line. EMAIL your order to me and I will ADD IT ON to mine tonight. Happy Saturday. Love Laurie
Oh my Gosh.....Stampin Up has outdone themselves. Having a "Black Friday" sale beginning on Wednesday! All you have to do is Click on the shopping Bag , that will take you to my SU Website, then click on the "shop now" at the top right. You can shop on line. I will give EVERYONE who makes an online purchase a gift certificate for 20% of their purchase. You can then redeam that on your NEXT order! Remember these "bundles" will not last long at these prices. Get there, buy them up and collect your rewards!
Hi Everyone. These are the wonderful little tags we made for holiday christmas packages this evening. Everyone that was here made 8 of each tag. We all had a good time. I hope the recipiants of the gifts enjoy the tags as much as we enjoyed making them. Combine that with technique class' homemade bows and what a beautiful package wrapped up to give away! Happy weekend everyone. Love Laurie
This card calls for a little retail therapy. How is everyone doing on their Christmas shopping? I think I am doing well. I am done with Sophie, We are buying a big item for Dennis and Clair and all I have to do is push the "place order" button. I have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA what to buy my wonderful husband........Normally it is no problem. This year no hints.....Gift cards are so impersonal for your spouse but...that is probably just exactly what he would like from Lowes or Menards. (or some other tool store). Well, I am off to dream about that. Happy Saturday. Laurie.
Well, here is an AWESOME card I found on line. Thought everyone would enjoy it. Dont have an ingrediants list. BUT....here it is. I have a pattern to make a similar card. Email if your interested in getting together for a class on some specialty cards. Love L.
Here is your MONDAY card. I designed this last night. I am incorporating the tag punch star into technique class for December, so I thought I should brush up on making them. I absolutely LOVE the "ski slope" paper. OH MY GOSH.....I added a felt snowflake, white taffata ribbon, sizzix snowflake die cut with tons of glitter and a plain jane silver snowflake brad to hold it all together. Came out pretty glizy.....Oh...by the way the cardstock is Baja breeze and white. Make sure you sign up for Technique class in December so you can learn how to make these awesome tag punch stars!! Fondly, Laurie
This is such a pretty card. We used Kraft CS, Riding Hood Red CS and vanilla for the skaters. We collage stamped with different stamps in Chocolate chip using the "Winter Post" Stamp set. The ribbon can be found in the Holiday Mini catalog. It is beautiful and very easy to work with. The ribbon itself is riding hood red and vanilla stripped. Well worth the money in my opinion. We used chalk to color the skaters. Popped up with dimensionals. Enjoy the cards, of coursed we missed all of you who were not able to be with us. Have a phenomenal week. Love l.
Rudoph here was a great HIT! With his cute little pom pom nose. this is REAL red, chocolate chip and Kraft CS. Chocolate chip ink. Background was stamped with the TWILL BG stamp. And just a touch of real red grossgrain ribbon. This card used the "snow swirled" tree and snowflake for the top of the tree. We stamped in Baja Breeze and "rock and rolled" in Not quite navy.....(very nice if I dont say so myself") then we used a rhinestone brad (clear) from the "Pretties Kit". The DSP is from the "Ski Slope" collection.....We also used Baja Breeze, Whisper White and Not Quite Navy CS. Here we used "A wish for Peace" stamp set. Used Basic Gray CS, Whisper White and Shimmer White. Awesome CS for this time of year. Adds a little shimmer with no extra product. The background was a new standard wheel called Jolly also stamped in basic gray. We just inked up an empty cartridge with the gray reinker......Everyone really liked this one. Here I used Elegant Eggplant CS with Whisper White and Brushed Gold. Monochromatically stamped with Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink. Stamp set was "Snow Burst". Eggplant ribbon of course. Had fun at 20 for 20 today.
Dont forget......Holiday County Living Kit on sale now for $49.95 and you get a FREE ornament class from me on November 16th. You must by the kit from me prior to attend the class. Email me now for this. Orders going in weekly.
Last card for this evening......Really simple workshop card...Easily duplicatable. Using Seasons of Simple GRace STamp Set , Pacific Point CS, Baja Breeze CS, Whisper White CS, Pacific Point Classic ink, Baja Breeze DSP, Ice Square Brads. TEaring paper. Have a great eveing.
This next card is also from my workshop from last evening. Its made with White naturals CS, Choc Chip CS, Choc Wide Double Stitched Ribbon, Real REd Wide Grossgrain ribbon, Basic Brown ink, Aquapainter and watercolor from ink pads, real red marker, Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Used going grey, olive and hunter for the watercoloring...
Here is a great card we made in my workshop last night. Made with Confetti White CS, Pink Pirouette CS, Choc. Chip CS, Pink Pirouette 1 1/4 inch ribbon, White Taffeta Ribbon, Flat back pearls from the pretties kit and a pink marker........
Well....I am happy to report that I think I am finally over the hump. I am feeling much better and breathing better too. That Dr. Decker is a miracle worker!! I am starting to finally taper off of the steroids (we shall see how that goes) and hopefully by Monday the 10th, I will be good enough to return to work.....They are probably having a very good time without me!! I am going to do Technique class this weekend. Make sure you email me if you would like to come. Sunday from 2-5 pm. 4 techniques, $20. I have a Halloween sale going on Today and tomorrow. Email me personally for that at firstname.lastname@example.org . Here are some awesome cards I found on websites on the internet. Thanks to all you yummy artists that give us all inspiration. See you all soon.
Hello All. Well Here is an AWESOME card made with the Inspired by Nature Set. Have I inspired you yet. Remember a free wood block comes with your set from me, so that you dont have to double mount it if you dont want to.
Hi Everyone, sorry no posts for the last couple of days. I havent felt very well and have really been trying to rest. Here are a couple of cutsie patutie cards for you for the up coming holidays. Enjoy.
Push the email me button at the top of this blog. Email me for a complete excel list of over 1700 retired stamp sets from the last 12 years. This is my personal collection and I am selling off anything that is not current. I have scrappin kits, DSP, Wheels, ribbon, and other accessories available also.
There are some awesomely old collectible stamps in this collection.