Tuesday, June 26, 2012

And Many Mower!

I know this set is retired, but when I found this little lawn mower and wheel barrow, I had to buy them just so I could pull a favorite set out again.  Our nephew turned 3 this weekend and I thought it would make the perfect gift.  Of course I had to make the card coordinate perfectly with the gift - also notice the Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain bow on the wheel barrow handle.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Beautiful Butterfly Bookmark Card

I designed this card (after being inspired by a similar card front from someone's blog - don't remember whose) for a class I did Tuesday night.  I am trying to use up some of my stash of retired papers, so I let the ladies choose from Concord Crush and Pear Pizzazz.  We also used Itty Bitty Banners, Bitty Banners Framelits, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Scallop Oval Punch, Organza Ribbon, and Basic Rhinestones.

This was everyone's favorite of the five cards we made. 

Feel free to contact me if you would like me to do a private class with you and your friends!

Friday, June 22, 2012

I'm an Artisan Design Team Finalist

I just got the message this morning from Stampin' Up! that I am one of the 20 finalists in the Artisan Design Team Contest! 

I will find out if I am one of the 10 winners and part of the Artisan Design Team in about 3 weeks at Convention.
I found this photo on Facebook of the room where they put all of the entries for judging - it looks like there was some stiff competition.  When I asked Gwen (the lovely employee who called me with the news) how many entries they received, she said she thought between 160 and 170.  Can you imagine having to choose 20 from all of these entries? 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Yummy Treats & Cute Cards!!!

We created two adorable cards using new products from the new catalog.  New products featured were Betsy's Blossoms, Floral District Designer Paper, Papillon Potpourri with coordinating Butterfly Punch, Delicate Doilies Sizzlit, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, and the yummy new in color Razzberry Ripple.

Here are the yummy treats I served at my New Catalog Open House yesterday. My friend Michelle sells Velata (a new company selling fondue warmers and chocolate) so I thought I would try it - the chocolate was fabulous and everyone loved the fresh treats!

Friday, June 1, 2012

New Catalog Starts Today :)

I'm so excited that the new catalog starts today!!!  I am leaving for my last official duty day of the school year in a few minutes and have to race to the campgrounds right after school.  I will come home tomorrow and try to update links so you can view the new catalog online.