Thursday, March 31, 2011

a lot going on!

I'm sorry to report that Sale-A-Bration is ending tonight!
If you still want to take advantage of the free stamps for every $50 spent

My mom and I are going to be doing a craft show in 2 weeks!
If you live in the Cincinnati area, come see us!

Middletown Christian School Craft Fair
April 16th, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

If you stop by, please mention that you read about it here on my blog
and you will receive a free gift!!!

Here's a little sample of some things we will have:

Clip stands to hold pictures, recipes, etc...

I saw this idea on

Cute little sets of 4 tealight candles 
(disclaimer: you must remove the paper circles before burning)

Easter basket stuffers... Easter pencils.

One of the greatest things (among MANY) about 
owning a Big Shot machine (pg. 204 of the catalog)
is all the things you can do with it beyond stamping!

These are little felt flower hair barrettes 
made from various flower dies...

My mom made this box from the #2 Box die for the Big Shot
and the Chocolate Bunny stamp (retired).

One of the bunnies is missing an ear...
It's the first thing to go when someone eats a chocolate bunny!

These are tooth fairy boxes. 
They are also made using the Big Shot and the Matchbox die.

They are stamped using the Tooth Fairy stamp (pg. 18)
and that stamp is onlly $7.95!

The bottom of the box is lined with felt to pad the little tooth
while it waits to magically turn into money!

We will have lots more goodies available and you can
order SU! products there as well.  It would be a 
great time to order your favorites from the 
Occassions Mini before it retires April 30th!

We will also have free goodies for signing up
to host a workshop or for placing an order 
$150 or more (you will also receive 
the hostess benefits!).

We've put together a "Getting Started" package.
This is a list of things we believe would be
great for any new stamper right out the gate!
You will receive a free tote to hold all of your
goodies with this special deal!

If you are unable to join us and would like to 
take advantage of any of our deals...
or even purchase any of our items, 
please email me!


Wedding season is upon us.  I just wanted to remind
everyone that I make custom wedding invitations 
(as well as bridal/baby shower invitations and goodies).
I can also create unique wedding favors or invitations
and favors for your next event!
I can do any color scheme and theme...
You DO NOT have to live in Cincinnati to take
advantage of this.  I will ship everything to you!!!

I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Have a great night!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

strength & hope 2

Here is another MDS card made with the new
"Strength & Hope" stamp set and paper,
which can be yours in May!

soda can flowers & a sweet deal

I LOVE the Big Shot!

Here is another use for it... flowers made from soda cans!

My mom and I made these this afternoon...

The pictures don't do them justice!  So cute!

Now is a great time to order the Big Shot die cutting machine.
Until the end of March, Stampin' Up! is in Sale-A-Bration...
That means that for every $50 you spend, you get a free stamp set.

Special Deal from yours truly...
If you order the Big Shot between now and March 31st,
I will give you 10% off, plus you receive 2 free
Sale-A-Bration stamp sets.

You could also spend $150, with the purchase of the Big Shot
and maybe a few dies, and also receive the 1st level hostess
benefits of another free Sale-A-Bration stamp set, a free level
one hostess set, and $15 in free product!

Go ahead!  Don't you want to take advantage of this offer?!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

vroom vroom, part 2

The other day I posted invitations that I 
made for a motorcycle-themed baby shower.  

Here is the matching onesie and burp cloth.

It even has wheels (the buttons were perfect)!

All wrapped up and ready to go!

Are you planning a baby shower?

I can make invitations, onesies, burp cloths, bibs, blankets (and more!)
 to match any theme!

Email me and let me help plan your event!

Monday, March 14, 2011

just a little longer...

Robert purchased a logo package from a graphic designer for me
for Christmas.  After a little hiccup losing the first designer, the 2nd
one is MUCH better and is almost done with my logo!


It'll be posted soon!  Please check back and anxiously await its 
arrival with me!  I can't wait!

Oh, and by the way, please check out Camille Chung's work on Etsy...
she is awesome!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

strength & hope

There will be a fabulous promotion beginning May 1st.
Stampin' Up! will offer a beautiful stamp set, 
along with an incredible paper/stamp kit for MDS.

Stampin' Up! is partnering up with the Breast Cancer
Research Foundation in the "Strength & Hope" Campaign.

Here's a sneak peak of an MDS card using the 
"Strength and Hope" paper and stamps...

A portion of the proceeds of these sets will go to 
the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Soooo pretty! 

vroom vroom

I was commissioned to make baby shower invitations
for a couple who love to ride motorcycles.
Unfortunately I didn't have any stamp sets to that
theme, so I used my beloved Cricut!

I made little Cricut motorcycles and used SU! paper.

Then, I made motorcycle registry cards to slip inside.
(sorry for the poor photo)

They turned out really cute!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

i've missed MDS

Just playing around before bed...

i have an award!!!

I'm back!  My grandfather is home now (with a new pacemaker)
and he is doing much better!  Thank you for his well wishes!

How excited am I that I just logged on and realized that my new 
SU! blogging friend, Samantha, just sent me an award!  She is
so sweet and has a great blog! 

It made my day!

To accept this award, I have to do the following:

1.Thank the person/persons that shared this award with me and link it back to their blog/blogs.

2.Share eight things about myself.

3.Pass this award onto eight other bloggers that I have recently discovered.

4.Leave a comment so they can pass along the recognition!
Eight things about me:

1.  I've lived in Cincinnati, Ohio for the majority of my life... 
except for a 7 year stint in South Florida.

2.  I got married July 20, 2010 in the Dominican Republic.
The most amazing 12 day trip EVER!

3.  I don't have any children...yet.  I have a "mutt" named Carly.

4.  I teach middle school ESL (English as a Second Language) and speak Spanish.

5.  I am addicted to crafting... rubber stamping, scrapbooking, photography,
jewelry-making, knitting, quilting, sewing.... and the list goes on!

6.  I bought my husband an ipad for Christmas... and took it over!  (Sorry, Robert!)

7.  This is my second time being a SU! Demonstrator... wish I never stopped!

8.  I love corn!!!!  No, really.  I REALLY love corn!

There are so many inspirational blogs to share this award with.  
Many have touched my heart!  I would like to pass this award along to:

1.  Kay Sha:  Creations on Paper
 Kay is the reason I am a demonstrator again!

2. Jacqueline Miles: Jacque"lines"
This is my mom's blog... we're a stamping "duo".

3.  Tara Portney: Craft T Crimson
My sister-in-law is a new SU! demonstrator
and she is new to the blog world!

4.  Mary Fish:  Stampin' Pretty
Wonderful site... I've read the whole thing!

5.  Kimberly Van Diepen: Stampin' by the Sea
Another blog I've read entirely!  Great stuff!

6.  Patty Bennett: Patty's Stamping Spot
My upline's upline in Stampin' Up! 
She's so helpful and makes really cute stuff!

7.  Jessica Jones: How About Orange
Fun crafty things!  Love it!

8.  Sarah: Orange You Glad
Discovered this blog while "surfing" and I 
just love reading her stuff and seeing her
cute quilts (inspired me to start quilting again!)