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Monday, June 29, 2009

The More the Merrier

Hola Amigas! It's a BEAUTIFUL day here in Jersey! The sun is hot but there is a COOL breeze. My little ones and I already did our morning walk. We do about 3 miles give or take...I made these cards for a swap I am participating in thru LNSswap. This group is for LateNiteStamper group members who love to swap using current Stampin' UP products. Don't you just love my snow...I didnt know what to do for snow so I just added glitter.

Recipe: ALL SU
Paper: Razzleberry, Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Ink: Basic Black
Stamp: The More the Merrier (hostess 2009-2010)
Ribbon: Razzleberry
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, New In-Color Markers, Big Shot, Scallop Oval, CB embossing folder (snowflakes)
Friday, June 26, 2009

Sneak Peek Lots of Bots

Hello Amigas! This is one of the new stamp sets in the catty. I love these robots and I bet Joaquin will too...This is my first attempt at this magic was a little time consuming the first time around but it got easier with the more cards I made. I am going to use this technique with Joaquin's 1st birthday invites...His birthday is in September...I also think instead of the Certainly Celery ribbon at the bottom maybe I will do Bermuda Bay. What do you think? I don't want it to be too busy with the background and then the polka dot ribbon. On another note...Today is another beautiful day...Solimar and my two godsons Gabriell and Aramis will be watching the new movie with Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato at my house tonight. The movie is called Princess Protection Program...As you remember this is the reason Solimar wanted that $4.00 magazine...which she takes and reads everywhere. Also wanted to mention that June 30 is the LAST CHANCE for you to order a BIG SHOT STARTER KIT as this won't be available in the new catty...All items will be available seperately...

Last Chance for Big Shot Start Kit!

Big Shot Starter Kit Pic

At $195.95, this kit is a great way to get started with the Big Shot!

The kit includes the following

Big Shot Starter Kit Components:

  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • Multipurpose Platform
  • Standard Cutting Pads
  • Stampin' Up! Exclusive Scallop Envelope Bigz Die
  • Stampin' Up! Exclusive Top Note Bigz Die
  • Stampin' Up! Exclusive Sizzix Birds & Blooms
  • Stampin' Up! Exclusive Decorative Strip Billboard
  • Decorative Strip Cutting Pads
  • Decorative Strip Extended Spacer Platform

With your kit order, you will also be eligible for hostess benefits on your order!

$150-$199 order earns:

  • 1 level 1 hostess set
  • $15.00 in FREE merchandise

Call me TODAY! or if you click on the Starter Kit it will take you to my Stampin UP website.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Upsy Daisy

Hello Amigas! I woke up with a horrible migraine! I can't really take anything as I am still nursing Joaquin. And of course the little ones don't understand that I don't feel well. I started to make dinner but just couldn't finish so I went to the supermarket to buy a baked chicken as we were paying Solimar asked me to buy a magazine...I said no. She said "why?" So I told her I couldn't buy her a $4.00 magazine when she doesn't even know who is on the cover. So of course my smarty pants daughter says but Mama, that's Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato." OF COURSE I BOUGHT THE MAGAZINE. I was so surprised that she new the girls on the cover as I don't let Solimar watch but about an hour of TV a day. Anywho...This joy fold card I made for a couple of ladies that I granted their wishes over at SUDEMOONLY. I am glad this set did not retire...

Recipe: ALL SU
Paper: Delicate Dots DSP (retired), Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa
Ink: So Saffron, Close to Cocoa
Stamp: Upsy Daisy

Happy Father's Day!

These are the two cards I sent our for Father's Day...The first picture is the inside of the second picture...You can't tell in the photo but the letters are POPPED UP with dimensionals.

Paper: Bravo Burgandy, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Stamp: And Many Mower
Ribbon: Always Artichoke
Accessories: Markers (Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa, Not Quite Navy, Bravo Burgandy), Blender Pen, Ticket Corner Punch

Art All Night by Solimar and Aramis

So here they are...The first picture is the one my husband submitted. He spray painted on canvas...Can you tell who the three are in his art. The next pic is of a man Solimar asked to see her art thru the 3-D glasses...She waited about 20 minutes as people just walked pass her artwork she was so sad...and she would not leave until someone saw it so she went up to this guy and said "Can you look at my picture?" He was so NICE and so was his wife...They really made her feel SPECIAL. The next photo is her standing PROUD with her artwork. When you where the glasses the Red and Yellow in the picture POP UP...She drew it with 3-D chalk...its really cool...
Monday, June 22, 2009

From Our Hearts

From Our Hearts is a not-for-profit 501c3 that was started by stampers wanting to help service men and women stay in touch with their loved one back home in the States by providing them with quality handcrafted greeting cards. Today, their international effort has sent thousands of cards to our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, all donated by the huge stamping community world wide.
Saturday, June 20, 2009

Designer Series Paper Swap

GREAT WAY to display the DSP papers (thanks to Angie Anderson for the idea) not to mention showing off the Big Shot Top Note using the Quilt Technique. There are 17 DSPs not including the tag one and we would need 17 participants. You will make twelve 1-1/4" squares showing all the patterns for their assigned DSP and place them in a small envelope. Each participant will make 17 +1 (for hostess, that's me). Please see attached pic to see THE AWESOME IDEA Angi came up with to Display her DSP...These are the ones that I have available: Nouveau Chic, Autumn Traditions, Kaleidoscope, Holiday Lounge, Jackpot, Flock Together, Thoroughly Modern, Storybook Specialty, To the Nines Specialty

Flowers are a Beautiful Thing!

Hola Amigas. I have been quite busy as you can imagine. Its a yucky day to day. Today Aramis (my hubby), Solimar (you know that is my daughter) and I submitted artwork to Art All Night. Aramis spray painted his image onto canvas. Solimar drew a picture with 3-D chalk and I of course submitted cards I created. The only person selling his work is Aramis. Solimar submitted a piece last year. She drew a picture of us on copper foil...VERY COOL. Aramis has actually been featured in alot of galleries as he is very talented...I will submit pictures of their artwork later tonight or tomorrow. This card I made for Debra, a new friend at SUDEMOONLY not to be confused with SUDEMOSONLY. This is a demonstrator group in both the US and Canada who enjoy the opportunity to brighten another demo's day! The pay-it-forward, generous nature of this group is addicting! We grant wishes to one another for both SU! and Non-SU! items, share in monthly card swaps, and even play games and send one another secret sister packages 4-5 times each year. Well anywho...I granted Debra Always Artichoke ribbon...and this the card I sent with her wish.

Paper: Basic Black, Always Artichoke, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Stamp: Together Forever, Forever Flowers wheel
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Brads, Markers (Rose Red, Positively Pink, Old Olive)
Thursday, June 18, 2009

Teeny Tiny Purses

Hola Amiguitas! I made these teeny tiny purses...aren't they cute. Besides organizing swaps, being a Blog Tour Director, I am also working on wedding invitations for a good friend, I am my sister's wedding planner, I am also organizing my neice's 1st birthday and her sister's Quinceañera (Sweet 15). So I have been really busy...these are just a sample of "MAYBE" favors for any of these occasions...And a great way to use up all my retired DSP.

RECIPE: ALL SU (except brads)
Paper: Old Olive, Green Tea DSP (retired), Soft Sky (retired)
Ribbon: Whisper White grosgrain
Accessories: Memory Makers Brads

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Pre-School Graduation

Pre-K here I come! Solimar graduated from pre-school. YEAH! My little one is growing up. They had an ice cream social in her classroom to celebrate their graduation. The first and second pictures are obviously Solimar. The second is her receiving her diploma and the third and fourth are her teachers Miss Stephanie and Mrs. Lisa. She will have the same teachers next year...It was cute and my hubby was even able to make it. He works about and 1 hour away give her take and that day of all days he was in Camden further away as a guest speaker or giving a speech anyways he made it and Solimar was SO HAPPY. Afterwards we went out to eat to the same restaurant we went to after her 1st day of class. On a sadder note: Solimar was diagnosed with asthma and is now on a nebulizer 3 times a day...Not like I needed to add more to my already stressful days. It is so sad to see her with the face mask...

Big Shot Swap

Hola Amigos! Hello Friends! As you see I have been quite busy hosting a Big Shot Swap. Big Shot Swap II coming soon! I have 80 packages give or take in my house right now lined up. As I receive the swaps in the mail I am dividing them into their proper packages so as not to overwhelm myself. Yeah RIGHT! At one point in this house I will have about 1600 baggies of die cuts...YIKES! And yes I am hosting swapII as soon as I am done with the new dies in the catty...They are so NICE! I cant wait to get my hands on them. If you need to order the new 2009-2010 catty please let me know...The new in colors are DIVINE! I will post later...and now they have IN COLOR markers...YES, you heard right. Not only have I been busy with the swap but also the Blog Tour. I am a director and boy have I BEEN BUSY! This is going to be ONE AWESOME TOUR. Three days full of eye candy...Can you believe it? The tours are ALMOST full.
Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sample Makers for Sherrill Graff

We were all picked to make samples for Sherrill. What an honor...Stay tuned for our samples. FREE Stampin Up merchandise from Sherrill Graff SU demonstrator. To enter her contest for FREE STAMPS please post this list of LNS designers on your blog then visit my blog and leave your blog address to be enter into my drawing for $50 in FREE Stamps!

Judy Jackson
Barb Slaughter (blog in progress)
Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I RECEIVED a Blog Award

I received this award from my FRIEND Loretta This award comes with stipulations that I tell you ten things about myself and pass it on to seven other people.

1. I am married to my first boyfriend and love.
2. Solimar and Joaquin are truly GIFTS from God.
3. I love reading Murder Mysteries.
4. I ALWAYS have my toes painted.
5. I LOVE Stampin' UP!
6. After 2 years I am still looking to start an SU! club (too bad Loretta is far)
7. I MISS being a Kindergarten teacher.
8. I love chocolate and DD coffee
9. I make ALL FOOD from scratch.
10. I teach Sign Language to hearing babies/children.

Now for my seven nominees:
Jenna Cotton
Kelly Mayou
Sharon Clarke
Susan Timmerman
Lorita Edwards
Nicole Anderson
Heidi Michel
Monday, June 8, 2009

Just Beachy

We went to the beach yesterday and the little ones had a great time...The first pic is my hubby Aramis and Joaquin. Second is Solimar on the beach...She was a FREE spirit. She had a BLAST! Third and fourth pics are her and her cotton candy. Can you say STICKY? and the last pic is of all of us except hubby who is taking the pic...

So Tweet Part 2

Here are the 4 matching cards...You can add sentiments to the front..Some of my customers like them plain so they can use as they wish...Also the last picture fits perfectly in the circle in the front of the box. We went to the beach yesterday and Joaquin and Solimar had a GREAT time. I will post pictures soon.

Paper: Pacific Point, Old Olive, Whisper White, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point
Stamp: Cheep Talk
Ribbon: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Chalk, Summer Sun corduroy buttons, So Tweet chipboard, scallop punch, rhinestone brad
Saturday, June 6, 2009

So Tweet

I made this adorable Birdhouse using Gretchen Barron's tutorial. You can purchase this one and others for just $5.00. I will show you tomorrow the cute cards that fit inside. I made 4 of these. 2 are going to my daughter's preschool teachers. I can't believe next week is the last week of school. Another goes to my friend Eve (Dr. Sachs my husband would say). And of course the other is for me. Yes that is right for me! I unfortunately did not have all the materials that this project called for so I improvised...For example the green middles of the flowers are suppose to be Kiwi Kiss corduroy buttons but I didnt have any so I used the Kiwi Kiss paper in the Good Morning Sunshine DSP to make the circle and then I glued on to the chipboard circle to give it dimension....I need to buy corduroy buttons! You can have one TOO! Just place a $50.00 order with me in July and you'll receive this cute birdhouse and 4 matching cards...Colors may vary.

Paper: Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point, Good Morning Sunshine DSP, Old Olive
Ink: Chocolate Chip (sponged on roof, sponged on little bird and big bird feet)
Accessories: Scallop punch, Circle Scissor Plus, Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, Rhinestone Brads, Summer Sun corduroy button, Big Shot, Top Note Die, On Board So Tweet chipboard, Velcro (to close the roof top), Scallop Circle Die, Sanding Block, Anywhere Glue Stick, Sticky Strip
Friday, June 5, 2009

To Read or Not to Read

Do you like my bookmarks? I LOVE TO READ! I read mostly Murder Mysteries. My fav authors/books are James Patterson, Janet Evanovitch (not murder mystery), Michael Connelly, Harry Potter series, Twilight series and many many MORE! This is a good way to use up your retired DSP and to showcase NEW DSP. Wait to you see the NEW DSP in the NEW catty. Do you like to read? What are some of your favorite books and authors? I made ALOT of these bookmarks for my hubby's Rutgers University Future Scholars. They are Real Red and have RFS on them...will post those later.

Paper: Delicate Dots DSP (SAB), Good Morning Sunshine DSP, Candy Lane DSP
Thursday, June 4, 2009

Happy Birthday to You!

Love this color combo. Certainly Celery and Pixie Pink...Anything GREEN is game. That is my FAV color...Yes! ME LOVE GREEN! Even my engagement ring had to have GREEN. I will show you that later. My hubby bought me an emerald...which is also my birthstone...Anywho! I am a Birthday Fairy over at SCS and I am also a LNS Rak Team Member. I am sending these to some June Birthdays along with others that I will post later...So what do you think? This is pop-up card. It lays flat for mailing in a standard A2 envelope. There is glitter on both the cupcake icing and candle glow. I am patiently waiting the arrival of my Sneak Peek SU stamp sets...If you would like to order the new catalog please drop me an email. I know you will be PLEASED to say the least of the NEW items and NEW In-Colors.

Paper: Certainly Celery, Pixie Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black, Pixie Pink cartridge
Ribbon: Certainly Celery
Stamp: Crazy for Cupcakes and wheel
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Markers (Real Red, Certainly Celery, Yoyo Yellow), Chunky Essentials SU Glitter
Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Pinch to Grow an Inch

This a pretty cool card. I learned this technique from Dawn. She has ALOT of video tutorials and I am trying to learn how to do many. The inside panel hosts a "window" and when placed on either side of the inside of the card it shows either a message or picture...The possibilities are endless as for the shape of the window and images...  
I highlighted the pics with a white gel pen...

Paper: Green Galore
Ink: Classic Black
Stamp: Crab & Company (retired)
Accessories: White Gel Pen, 1 1/4 square punch

Snappy Birthday

Love this Explosion Card...It opens up wider but for pic purposes I didn't open it all the way. How can they retire such a cute set?I didn't know where to put the greeting so I made Mr. Crabby hold it. Solimar and I made this for my FAV BIL. Abel is married to my FAV SIL. On a crazier note. My baby Joaquin fell out of his crib...Can you say heart attack? He is okay but you better believe I took him to the ER. I put him in his crib to get his bath ready and maybe 2 minutes later I hear this HUGE bang. He didn't reaction at first and then he wailed for about 1 minute then he wanted to go to sleep. CRAZY? He is okay. Thank GOD! Not one bump or scratch...NOTHING! Solimar, my poor baby! We had to change her allergy meds as her face as been swollen and broke out in bumps since Friday. Man my little ones and I can't catch a break!

Paper: Old Olive, Whisper White, Pacific Point, Summer Sun, DSP
Ink: Stazon, Pacific Point
Stamp: Crab & Company (retired)
Accessories: Aquapainter, Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, Chalk
Monday, June 1, 2009

It's Going, Going, ALMOST Gone

Last Chance (Retiring) List is HERE!

It's JUNE 1st and that means... The LAST CHANCE LISTS are here! There are THREE types of LISTS Out today...

- Stampin' Up! Retired Stamp Sets List

- Stampin' Up! Retired Decore Elements List

- Stampin' Up! Retired Accessory List - with many items ON SALE 

So be sure to place your order TODAY for your items... Becasue they will be GOING GOING GONE... after June 30, 2009 (OR while Supplies Lasts!)




LAST CHANCE RETIRING ACCESSORIES LIST. Please keep in mind all items on this list are available while supplies last.

With SALES PRICES this LOW they are sure to GO Fast! 

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