Monday, April 26, 2010

Sweet Pea Class {TWO Kits LEFT}

If you were thinking about my sweet pea class and missed the sign-up....
You're in LUCK!!! I have TWO Kits Left!!
And you can pick a day from the two listed below:
Sweet Pea Class
Wed April 28th 9am
Or
Friday April 30th at 6:30pm
Cost: $30


With your class fee you will receive 24 sheets of Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper, one pack of Sweet Pea Stitched Felt, some ribbons, buttons and card stock.


This will be an {Open} class which means I will provide lots of sample ideas and you can create the things you like with your supplies. You may use my ink, stamps, big shot & dies during the class.

Please bring your own adhesive, tombow multi glue, scissors & paper cutter. Sticky Strip is recommended for the bags & boxes.
Please let me know soon if you want to attend!!
andy :)
715.268.4143

Hostess Gathering April 2010

yesterday afternoon was my hostess gathering.
here was the make-n-take we did: these 3x3 cards fit in the Fancy Favor box.
{the XL Fancy Favor die item #115965 works with the big shot }
i also used the Fancy Favor box to make these little hostess gifts:

andy :)

Friday, April 23, 2010

flowers

no one likes those pestie dandelions that grow in the yard, but when they are given to you by a child you can't help but enjoy them!
here is jabin with a hand full of dandelions for me...
jabin: "mom, do you know why i picked these for you?"
me: "no, why?"
jabin: "because i love you and your a great mom."

today when i look at the dixie cup of dandelions sitting on the kitchen island, i'll just smile.

andy :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

SU! acrylic clear-mount block storage

i wasn't sure how i was going to {store} my new Stampin' Up! acrylic clear-mount blocks.
should i use a basket, bin, drawer???
then one day in march greg bought a new tv. as he was taking it out of the box and tossing the packaging off to the side, i noticed these things.... hmmmm??? now what could i use that for???
{my blocks came to mind!}
i quickly took them and stashed them in my stamp room!
later i came up with this...
i sorted my clear-mount blocks and they did fit pretty good in the {tray} so i decided that it would work for my clear-mount block storage.


i did use a marker to {label} each section so i know where to put each block and that way i can see if i am missing a block too. i keep them on my work table so they are handy to grab when i need them.


if you need a storage {solution} just keep an open mind, who knew this {tray} would work for my blocks! if you want your own tray, i guess you could go buy your husband a new tv and ask for the packaging. then you both would be happy. a win/win situation i'd say. :)
have a wonderful day!
andy :)

ps~ if you need a link to the tv we bought, just let me know. *wink-wink*

Monday, April 19, 2010

St. Croix Casino & Hotel~Women's Expo 2010

thank you to those that visited me saturday during the women's expo at the
st. croix casino & hotel !! :)and thank you bonnie for helping me all day and with the make-n-takes! here are some of my display pictures.
don't you just love the jars with the chalk board labels?? the labels are in the new summer mini catalog & will be available may 1st, 2010! i am working on a class to make the jars w/labels. stay tuned for more information.

lucky for me, my mom sews so i can show off her talents & show what you can do with the big shot!


these were the make~n~takes you could pick from.
i used the following supplies on the cards...
stamp sets
ON SALE now through April 30th only:
111578 flower fancy sale price $29.56
113258 trendy trees sale price $14.36
classic stampin' pads:
103040 glorious green*
101212 pink passion*
105212 pixie pink*
{*these colors will retire on June 30th, 2010}

prizes!
{congratulations to the winners! i had to draw two names so fast and hand them over, that i didn't get a chance to note who won! :) }



the st. croix casino & hotel had special prizes they gave away. if you wanted to get in on the drawing you had to stop at each booth. can you believe that i was the only one with a stamp?? :)

i had a fun day! if you were there and have any questions PLEASE let me know!!
andy :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

April 2010 Card Kit

here is my April 2010 Card Kit:i used mine to create these cards...
card stock {included in card kit}
whisper white 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, 3x3, large oval punched pc
glorious green* 4 x 5 1/4
pink passion* 3 1/4 x 3 1/4
pixie pink* scallop oval punched pc
i used the following supplies to complete my card...
stamp sets
ON SALE now through April 30th only:
111578 flower fancy sale price $29.56
113258 trendy trees sale price $14.36
classic stampin' pads:
103040 glorious green*
101212 pink passion*
105212 pixie pink*
117335 SU! perfect polka dots impressions folder
107305 large oval punch
114889 scallop oval punch
100425 two-way glue pen
102023 dazzling diamonds glitter
104430 dimensionals
104332 SNAIL adhesive
106958 cutter kit
i used the same supplies listed above with the addition of a craft white stampin' pad on the impressed perfect polka dots glorious green card stock.
so...
how can YOU get a FREE card kit from me??
just place an order with me in April 2010 and you will get one from me as a Thank You!
to shop on-line visit my web site:
just click on the shop now button under my name.
or, as always, just call or e-mail me!!
thanks!
andy :)
715.268.4143



Thursday, April 15, 2010

yesterday & today

yesterday morning i had my stamp club ladies here.
this was one of the cards they could make: i guess it was WAY toooo {boring} with the all white background. so {some} of the ladies did add a little extra something to their cards. one of them was Sandy. after she showed me her card i had to {case} it! {case means copy and share everything}
she used the happy birthday stamp & night of navy ink to make the background of her card.
here is how mine turned out:
i guess it does make it look much better! i'll try not to be as {boring} with the cards next month! well wait, maybe i will keep them boring, i do like the ideas the ladies come up with! :)
{thanks for the inspiration Sandy!}
after the morning group i did some work around the house, got supper in the oven, got the boys off the bus, had a little family time, dinner and this...
for dessert! then it was clean-up {greg did that}, help with jabin's homework and get ready for the next group of ladies!

here was another card they could make...
it was {boring} also, so i added the ink on the edges and the ribbon.


today the boys ate breakfast at {the office}...
that is what they call it when they get to sit on the office chairs and eat. :)

today i am loving the green grass & sun after the rain yesterday!

enjoy your rest of the day!
andy :)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

sweet pea class

Sweet Pea Class
Wed April 28th 9am {class limited to 6}
Or
6:30pm {class limited to 6}
another date added:
Friday April 30th at 6:30pm {class limited to 6}
Cost: $30
RSVP BY: April 15th
{i am giving you one more day to RSVP since i am getting this out late today}
With your class fee you will receive 24 sheets of Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper, one pack of Sweet Pea Stitched Felt, some ribbons, buttons and card stock.
This will be an {Open} class which means I will provide lots of sample ideas and you can create the things you like with your supplies.You may use my ink, stamps, big shot & dies during the class.
Please bring your own adhesive, tombo multi glue, scissors & paper cutter. Sticky Strip is recommended for the bags & boxes.
Please RSVP soon since space is limited!
here are some up-close pictures:




i hope you can join me!!
andy :)
715.268.4143





Friday, April 9, 2010

{color renovation}

are you ready for a color renovation??


at first i was thinking no,


but after looking at the new {collections} of color and seeing a returning favorite in color...


WILD WASABI


...i am ready for the change!! :)




when the {new} catalog comes out in july 2010 you will notice a renovation in the colors. formally known as color families, will be these new color collections, as seen here: to print your own chart click *here*



the five {new} core colors are called Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Cajun Craze, and Cherry Cobbler.



the ten returning In Colors as core colors are Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, River Rock, Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red, Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette, and Baja Breeze.


also, we’ve renamed Kraft to Crumb Cake, and it is a core color in the Neutrals collection.
PLUS, there will be 5 new in colors that will be available for TWO years!! in 2011 there will be another 5 new in colors that will be available for TWO years. After the TWO years the in colors will retire.
Stampin' Up will be offering some kits to help you with the color renovation.
{more info on the kits will be out in june}
with the color renovation sadly some colors must go.


we bid a fond farewell to these colors:


to print this chart click *here*




if your {favorite} color is on the farewell list you still have some time to order ink pads, refills & card stock. i wouldn't wait too long though. :)




after hearing of the change i decided to take the plunge and re-arrange my ink pads according to the {new} color collections. i did have most of the returning in colors, because i still use them!




here is my newly arranged ink pad collection:
the brights collection:


the neutrals collection:

the regals collection:

the subtles collection:


here is a close up so you can see how i have organized each ink pad now that the {dots} will not match up for me anymore. i took a different color sharpie marker for each color collection and wrote on each ink pad. here i have a section of the subtles collection and going by the new color collection chart i just numbered each color 1-10 and added a letter to indicate the color collection.
bashful blue has an S for subtles and the 6 because it was #6 in the subtles collection.
{notice S8??? wasabi!!} :)
i will post close up pictures of how i organized my retiring ink pads on another post.
{they are on the bottom of my ink pad holder pictures above.}
i still have to organize my paper and will post pictures of that when i am done.
i hope you are not too overwhelmed!!
PLEASE, PLEASE, let me know if you have ANY questions on these changes!!
to order any Fond Farewell colors you can shop on-line at:
call
715.268.4143
or e-mail me:
andy :)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

no foolin' check out the deals!

i went on my demonstrator web site this morning to check out the clearance rack and much to my surprise {no foolin' here!} there was an abundance of NEW {retired} merchandise listed. some of my old favorites were on there, so i did what i had to do! i placed an order for my-self! :)
such great deals!!
check them out by visiting:
under my name click the SHOP NOW button
and find the clearance rack listed on the left.
if you need help placing an order PLEASE just let me know!
thanks,
andy :)