Wednesday, April 30, 2008
When: May 16th... 1pm-3pm & again from 7pm-9pm
Why: To get rid of some amazing goodies, & to raise money for Alzheimer's.
In an effort to get some cute items off my hands ( & into yours!!) I'm hosting an Open House.
A percentage of the money raised on May 16th will go towards a Memory Walk we are doing with Kevin's family for the Alzheimers Association.
I'll have some goodies that have been seen in previous posts (things that I didn't end up selling at the March of Dimes show), a few retired stamps sets, door prizes, & special items per HOUR for certain things like a % off or FREE shipping.
I'll also address anything you guys want to see demo'd, etc. Come with your questions, or bring a picture you want scrapbooked!!
I will also have a sign up sheet for a class I'm starting once every two months. Each class will focus on a different technique and special item in the catalog.
ALSO... the Occasions Mini Catalog has been EXTENDED through the end of June!! There are SO many awesome buys in this little catalog.
Hope to see you ALL on the 16th!!
Please RSVP by the 13th (this way I can plan for enough door prizes, snacks, tables/chairs, etc.).
As most of you know... I LOVE these colors!! They are the same colors I have in my bedroom and I adore anything and everthing about the bedding in the photo!!
I knew I wanted some kind of flowery-ish stamp set, so I pulled out my new Essence of Life. I've only made one other card with this set, but I was DYING to have it! I think I'll hammer out some more with it the next few days.
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky
Accessories: Slit Punch for Scallops, Satin Ribbon, Eyelets, Dimensionals to raise butterfly's & main image
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tonight, however, I was able to play!!
Check out her awesome blog, here: http://www.kwernerdesign.com/blog/index.html
Here is the #6 challenge photo:
Kristina asked us to use Sahara Sand, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, & Wild Wasabi (in small amounts).
Here is what I came up with...
I really like it, although it wasn't how I envisioned it. I KNEW I'd use this set, Fabulous Flowers, since I've only had about 2 weeks and have yet to REALLY use it.
What do you guys think?
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, & Wild Wasabi
Ink: Whisper White Craft
Accessories & Tools: Eyelets, Slit Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Paper Piercer, Crop-a-dile, Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals
The first one is for Addy, my best friends' little girl. She turned one on the 13th... I can hardly believe it!!
I wanted something really bright, and fun. And, I wanted to try out a challenge from Nichole Heady @ Papertrey Ink of making ribbon the focal point of a card.
For those that DON'T know it... I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE ribbon!!! I almost called myself Ribbon Fanatic when I was coming up with a name. I'm obsessed with everything about it and VERY rarely do I make a card that doesn't have SOME kind of ribbon. I love that ribbon doesn't have to be overly girly- but it can really dress a card up.
The second card was for Steve- he's one of Kevin's best friends and he was in our wedding. His birthday was the 14th. Steve is a very punk rock type of guy- long, messy hair, doesn't dress up (EVER!) and loves shirts that say things like "I love beer"... gotta love him!! He's also the lead singer of the band St. Thomas Boys Academy (punk rock, of course!). I wanted to make him something that really reflected his personality. I think this did the trick!
I have one more card that I *so* wish I could share, but Jenny's birthday is on Sunday, so it has to wait until I know she's received it. I'm sooo excited for her to see it! I really hope she loves it!
I'm off to make a couple more cards for this week as well... Jackie's b-day is tomorrow (HUGE party on Saturday) and Katrina's is the 3rd of May.
Yes- all three of my very best friends are born within a week of one another! They are all Taurus- another reason why I think we all get along so well & yes- they all can be pretty stubborn in their own right. LOVE that about them!!
Off to do more of my best work for my best gals... catch ya later!
Friday, April 18, 2008
Hope everyone is enjoying this weather... days like this I don't mind living here so much!! ;)
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
A March of Dimes Fundraising Event!
Sunday, April 20th - 1-3pm @ Huron Valley Lutheran High School
33740 Cowan Road, Westland, MI
The March of Dimes is a nonprofit organization committed to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Every year the March of Dimes provides ongoing research, education and care to thousands of families.
Come show your support and appreciation for the March of Dimes’ dedication to saving babies.
Visit with several vendors and learn about the newest and coolest products! Plus, a portion of all sales will be donated to the March of Dimes, March for Babies, Hines Park, Saturday, April 26th.
Creative Memories Custom Framing
Rodan and Fields
Southern Living at Home
Stampin’ Up! (That's ME!!)
Baked Good Sale
…And Much More!
Professional Hairstylist Nicole List, will be on site – so bring the family for a fresh new cut while showing your support for the March of Dimes!
If you’re interested in custom framing, bring 1-2 of your favorite photos and see how to make your memories even more special!
$1 Admission per Adult. (Children are Free) All money raised at the door will go directly to the March of Dimes.
Nancy (List) Henzi, HVL Alumni (’92) &
Amy Hannewald, married to Greg Hannewald, also HVL Alumni (‘92). Both Nancy & Amy experienced the loss of their babies in 2007 and are looking to help future families bring their babies home. Please come and join us support a wonderful cause!
If you have questions or would like to donate to this event, please call Amy at (734) 722-0094 or Nancy at (734) 542-9279.
** I'll be there all day, and hope you can make it out! A lot of the items I've been posting will be on display that day, as well as some surprises! I'll have some retired items for sale as well! I'm going to donate 10% of my sales that day to the MOD. See ya there!! **
Friday, April 4, 2008
Wanted to do a quickie update with some of the cards I made the past couple days...
I LOVE the sentiments in the Full of Life set, especially the Lennon quote. So very true!!
I'm working on stuff ALL weekend long & I've been asked to make some prototypes for wedding invites, so I'll post those once I get them done.
I'll post recipes for the cards later if anyone is interested.
Hope you are all well... watch out for some more Blog Candy in the next week or so.
& Laura... I mailed your stamps, so they should be there anyday. Sorry it took so long, I cleaned up my desk and put them away and the other night I was looking for something in the closet and realized I never mailed them!!! Oops! Forgive me!
Stamps: Full of Life; Fun & Fast Notes
Cardstock: Whisper White, Cameo Coral, Soft Sky
Designer Series Paper: Afternoon Tea (from the Occasions Mini)
Ink: Choco Chip, Cameo Coral, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi
Punches: Ticket Corner Punch, Photo Corner Punch, Mini Punch for holes in scalloped edge, Scallop Punch, Circle Punch (1 3/8")
Other Tools: Dimensionals, Blender Pens (used the inks to color in the cake's flowers)
Accessories: Tafetta Ribbon
Stamps: Full of Life
Cardstock: Whisper White,Groovy Guava, Choco Chip
Designer Series Paper: Afternoon Tea
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Other Tools: None!
Accessories: Satin ribbon, Gauva Ribbon from SU!'s Sherbet Collection
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Real Red
Designer Series Paper: Summer Picnic
Punches: Corner Rounder, Ticket Corner, 1/2" Circle
Other Tools: Acrylic from Build-a-Brad, Rub-On's (A Perfect Day from Occasions Mini)
Accessories: Striped Ribbon