Sunday, September 30, 2012

On the way home...

It's been an amazing weekend full of complete relaxation. I am practically in a comatose state! I think I realized this weekend that I am just doing way to much day to day. I need to figure out a way to have more balance in my life.. anyway..d
 
This is one of my favorite pictures.. from the top of the lighthouse.


Our favorite activity...reading, drinking, snoozing by the pool. Barely moving.. LOL! it was warm, and the pool was ice cold. It wasn't too hot (like the Texas beach!) but warm enough. I. Loved.It.


 Last night's pillow gift was the BEST! Cant wait to use it!


Thank you Stampin' Up. You've made things happen in my life I never dreamed of! Simply amazing!! 

Goodbye Hilton head- you were exactly what the doctor ordered!

I'll blog more this week with lost of pics! Stay tuned! Don't forget today is the last day to order for double punches!
 
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

While I'm Away...

Today is our first day in Hilton Head, SC! I earned this trip this past summer from Stampin' Up! To thank you for helping me achieve this incredible goal, I am offering double punches for online purchases September 27-30. Plus, an very special Thank You card!
 You can place your online order HERE.
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Tonight's post will be short and sweet- I'm exhausted! We decided to rent a car to spend some time in Savannah. We spent out first year as a married couple living just outside Savannah. So, we revisited sweet memories all around town before heading out to Hilton Head. And, just to make it that much more fun, we rented a Mustang! No little kid car seats in this puppy!


After we checkout out the resort, we headed out for dinner. A friend of mine recommended The Old Oyster Factory, and it did not disappoint! YUMM-O! And, I was able to choose something reasonably healthy (forget the rice!)
 And, there was the complimentary basket of hush puppies on our table that I may or may not have participated in.... Nahhh. I don't eat things like Hush Puppies..cough...cough...nope, not me!! ;-)

This beautiful sunset put me in a coma after my yummy dinner. So, so pretty!

And when we got back from dinner and a movie, I was welcomed by my first ever Stampin' Up pillow gift! An adorable Lands End bag! It will be carrying my brand new Kindle Fire that hubby gave me yesterday (for my birthday tomorrow)! What a wonderful day!
 
 
Stay tuned for more Hilton head updates!
 
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The Friday Mash Up 78

Welcome to another Friday Mashup! This week were are all FALL!! I'm currently sitting on a beach, so at the moment, i don't feel so fallish.. but, it's defiantly coming! And, I somehow completely forgot the other part of the challenge: TWINE! I love twine and am surprised to have a project that didn't include it! Oh well, i got the fall leaves in there!

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I've been trying to squeeze in more MDS lately. SO, last weekend while at an even, I worked on this scrapbook page

This is my middle daughter Emma. She is so beautiful and I really try to make sure that I don't just tell her that she is beautiful on the inside! I try to make sure that the beauty on the inside is just as important... we'll see if it helps with self esteeem come high school! LOL!

I hope you will give My Digital Studio a try. You can download it for FREE! Yep, for 30 days! That gives you a lot of time to see if it's for you.

Also, I hope you will hop on over to The Friday Mash Up and give our Autumn challenge a try. Grab your Pumpkin Latte, a favorite hoodie and be inspired by the crisp air! Make sure you come back and let us see your beautiful creation!

My Digital Studio Supply List
Background
     Card Stock\Kraft


Embellishments
    Staple & Stitching\Basic Black - Stitching Zigzag
    _Designer Kits\You're My Sunshine - embellishments\You're My Sunshine - small flower 1 (re-colored)
    _Designer Kits\You're My Sunshine - embellishments\You're My Sunshine - circle flower 4
    _Designer Kits\You're My Sunshine - embellishments\You're My Sunshine - small flower 1 (re-colored)
    _Designer Kits\You're My Sunshine - embellishments\You're My Sunshine - circle flower 4
    Round Buttons\Whisper White - button
    Round Buttons\Whisper White - button
    Staple & Stitching\Staple

Stamps
    Vintage Overlays\Vintage Overlays - texture 4, Color = MIDNIGHT MUSE 17,69,93
    Vintage Overlays\Vintage Overlays - texture 4, Color = MIDNIGHT MUSE 17,69,93
    Mom You're the Bomb\Mom You're the Bomb - most beautiful
    Mom You're the Bomb\Mom You're the Bomb - most beautiful

Punches
    Extras\Flag Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Orchard Harvest - designer series paper\Orchard Harvest - 4
    Extras\Flag Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Wonderfall - designer series paper\Wonderfall - 6
    Extras\Flag Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Wonderfall - designer series paper\Wonderfall - 4
    Extras\Flag Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\Small Polka Dot\Not Quite Navy Small Polka Dot
    Extras\Flag Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Wonderfall - designer series paper\Wonderfall - 1
    Extras\Flag Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Cheerful Treat - designer series paper\Cheerful Treat - 2
    Extras\Flag Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\You're My Sunshine - designer series paper\You're My Sunshine - pattern 2
    Extras\Wonderfall - punches\Wonderfall - leaf 1, Fill Color = DAFFODIL DELIGHT 255,211,92
    Extras\Wonderfall - punches\Wonderfall - leaf 1,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\First Edition - designer series paper\First Edition - 1
    Extras\Wonderfall - punches\Wonderfall - maple leaf,  Filled with: Card Stock\Primrose Petals
    Extras\Wonderfall - punches\Wonderfall - maple leaf,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Vintage Overlays - designer series paper\Vintage Overlays - texture 1
    Extras\Wonderfall - punches\Wonderfall - maple leaf,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\First Edition - designer series paper\First Edition - 4
    Extras\Wonderfall - punches\Wonderfall - leaf 3,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Wonderfall - designer series paper\Wonderfall - 10
    Extras\Flag Punch,  Filled with: Card Stock\Very Vanilla
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Two Tags Die, So Many Ways!

On Saturday, I did a vendor event and included a Make and Take at my booth. I like to give people who come to my booth some hands on experience with our wonderful tools. This time, we made a small Christmas Tag using the Two Tags Die and the Chevron Embossing Folder. Unfortunatly, I lost my sample! LOL! But, it was very similar to the Halloween one below.
 
 These were the other samples I had on hand to show just a few ways you can use the large tag.
 This is my favorite; a gift card holder using the Festival of Prints DSP and Tags Till Christmas Stamp Set.
 A little Halloween goodie using the Monster Munchies set and the Howlingbone and Scaringstooth DSP.
 Another Christmas holder using Festival of Prints and Ornament Keepsakes set. I discovered how well Summer Starfruit and Cherry Cobbler go together when I made this!
And, everyone's favorite the drink tag! I used the Patio Party DSP and the Happy Hour set.
 
It was a fun night and it's always fun to hear the "ooohs" and "ahhhs" when someone using the Big Shot for the first time!! It's such a fun tool!

 
Don't forget to register for the Ho Ho Ho Hoiliday Stamp Camp! It's filling up FAST!! Only a few spaces left! Email me today!
 
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My Jar Runeth Over...HSS$137

Happy Tuesday! Today at Hand Stamped Sentiments, we have a SUPER fun challenge! I had a blast creating this week!

 
 Reasons why I love this week's challenge:
#1- yet another reason for me to use my all time favorite set- Perfectly Preserved!
 #2- Blue glass!! I never even thought about that! And I love those blue jars! SO beautiful! I filled each of mine with different things and set them on an old wooden shelf (made with the Woodgrain Wheel!!)
 #3- My Digital Studio! I was able to create a larger jar on MDS and insert my title: My Jar Runeth Over...Ha! I thought that was a pretty cute title if I do say so myself!
 #4- I received the Woodgrain Wheel last week as part of my Artisan Surprise Box and put it to use immediately! It made making these "wood planks" a cinch! I added the Tiny Brads as "nails."
 I brought back the tiny clothespin from last year too.. Couldn't help myself...
 And there you have it! A scrapbook page on a Tuesday! Who would have thought it!
 
I hope you love it as much as I do and if you need to order any of these yummy supplies, you can do so at my Stampin Up Page.
 
Make sure you hop back over to the HSS Page and check out the wonderful things the other designers have created and share your creation too!!
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Monday, September 24, 2012

Ladies Night Out Event

I was invited to attend a fun event this past weekend in a little town up the road (really, still part of San Antonio in my opinion! LOL!) I was one of maybe 15 vendors and I had my own little room. It was at a photography studio that is housed in an old house. It was so cute! Here is the view as you walk in, in was a long narrow room.
 
 I pretty much brought everything but the kitchen sink! LOL! That's how I roll when I travel, in my classroom, in my house.. yea, I over do everything!

I had an album showing that SU can be used for Scrapbooking, both traditional and digital!

A little showcase of my most favorite stamp set, Perfectly Preserved!
 Everything was already made, as in from past classes or projects. I didn't have to make one thing for this event. The hardest part was packing and unpacking! Uhg!

 And of course, there was a Make and Take for everyone who stopped by my table. They got to play with the Big Shot and make a Christmas tag. Stay tuned this week for pictures of that.
 And of course an MDS corner. And, in between shoppers, I worked on a scrapbook pages! Yep, it's portable scrapbooking! Love it!

And retired stamps and things for sale...
 I like to use shutters to display cards. Makes it very easy and they don't keep falling over!
 
So, after bringing all my goodies home and spending an hour putting them all away,  I'm still in crazy mode! I'm now trying to prepare for our trip to Hilton Head this week. No only do I have to pack for myself, I have to prepare my kiddos for me being away, prepare my classroom for a sub and , I decided last minute to make a few swaps... AHHHHH!! And I wouldn't trade it for anything!:-)
 
See ya tomorrow!
 
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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Scrapbook Sunday!

Oh my! The weekend has gotten away from me! I'm so sorry for being so late with this post!
 
Here is this month's Hostess Club Scrapbook Page
 
I chose to use the Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set (big surprise, I know!! LOL!) as well as the Orchard Harvest DSP.

 Everyone fell in love with this stamp! Once you get your hands on it and the coordinating Framelits, it's hard to deny just how fun and cute it is! We also made a little sunflower with the new 1 1/4" Scalloped Circle Punch.
Friendship Preserves and Window Framelits coordinate so well with the other set!

The thing I was most excited about this month was the sewing!! I set up the sewing machine and all my wonderful ladies got to sew on their page! Some were timid and some were speed demons! But, they all did a wonderful job and got to see just how easy it is to sew on your pages!!
 
Stay tuned tomorrow... I did a vendor fair yesterday that was so much fun! I have lots of pictures to show you!
 
And, only 4 more days till I leave for Stampin' Up's Incentive Trip to Hilton Head! I can't wait!! Lots of pictures to come from that as well! Hope you check back this week!
 
 
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