Friday, July 29, 2011

Cooper's Room

I got the idea from the Stampin' Up! vinyl set called "Spot On" which is now retired. I cut out all of the circles, and lined them all up as you can see, found a cute poem to put on the wall and voila! Sorry the pictures are a little fuzzy. I couldn't get my camera phone to get a great picture.

I really like how it turned out and it took less time to prepare for the walls than I thought.
I LOVE dots!
I also found some cubby things and baskets at Costco that fit perfectly in Cooper's room so now he has a room he can play in and all the toys are within reach...well...except for the train and basket on top.

I really like how it all turned out. Now, off to make the girls room into a princess' layer.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sponge Organizing

You know those projects that you've seen and want to do yourself but when it comes to actually doing seems to fall through the cracks of life? Well, this is one of those projects.

I've seen this done and have wanted to do this for a while and finally got around to doing it.

Supplies (pictured above):
  • Round Tab Punch (Stampin' Up! #119864 $16.95)

  • Craft & Rubber Scissors (Stampin' Up! #103179 $19.95)

  • Stamping Sponges--2 packs (Stampin' Up! #101610 $3.50 each)

  • Stapler

  • Cardstock in every color (exept for Whisper White and Very Vanilla)

  • Instructions:
  • Cut each sponge in half, cut the halves in half, and then the quarters in half so you have 8 slices per full sponge.

  • Punch 1 round tab out of each color of cardstock.

  • Fold tabs in half.

  • Write color name on each tab.

  • Fold tab over the smaller, pointed end of the slice and staple it onto the sponge toward the bottom of the tab.

  • VOILA!!! All Organized for the next time you want to sponge your projects; you'll have just the right sponge. :)
    One last thing I wanted to share...

    This is Kazia's card she made to give to her Nana for watching her while I was at the Stampin' Up! Convention. I thought it turned out rather cute. I was using my butterfly wings embosslit and Kazia used the left over butterflies, some ribbon from my scrap bucket, and a couple pearls.
    She made this all by herself and even used my stamp-a-ma-jig to get the lettering straight. She made this momma proud! :) I'm so excited that I'll have someone in my immediate family to share my passion with seeing as my mom and sister could care less about paper crafting.

    Saturday, July 23, 2011


    Every year, Stampin' Up! offers the opportunity for their demonstrators to earn an incentive trip. I've been a demonstrator for 5 years now and have never earned a trip. I also have never tried to earn a trip. Last week I attended the annual Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah and I must say, I finally caught the bug to earn the trip. It was announced that the next trip is to FIJI!!!
    Yes FIJI!!! So, I want to earn it along with add a little income for our family which will be met by doing what it takes to earn the trip.
    How am I going to do this? By doing a lot of stamp classes, camps, club, and workshops. Guess how I'm going to do it?


    You are going to host a workshop and/or class. Do you live far away? That's no probem. Every order you submit through my site helps me. You can also get orders from your friends and submit a big order (at least $150 or more) through me so that you can get the hostess benefits. Did you notice that the hostess benefits are bigger and better than ever before? The whole plan has changes. Contact me for further details. My email address is

    I'll keep you posted on my status toward earning the trip. Just know that every little bit helps. Every order, everyone that signs up to be a demonstrator (whether you sell anything or not, as long as you keep up your quarterly minimums). EVERYTHING HELPS! Help me go to Fiji!

    Contact me today to set up a workshop with your girlfriends, near or far, or a class. I will still have classes that you may attend at my house too, so what are you waiting for?

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011

    Join Stampin' Up! Now for only $99!!!

    Dates: July 1-31, 2011
    Promotion Details: It's always more fun to stamp with friends! The limited-time $99 Starter Kit is the perfect choice for the lover of Stampin' Up! products. Use this exclusive Starter Kit to get the products you love at a 20 percent discount.

    Whether you want to make this a business or just enjoy the discount as a hobbiest, this is the kit for you!

    $99 Starter Kit Contains over $185 in products and business supplies--including new products from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog! All items listed below are recommended, but a new demonstrator can substitute a similar item of equal or lesser value.

    Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
    Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
    Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
    Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
    Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
    Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
    Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
    Whisper White Note Cards (20)
    Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
    Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
    Blender Pen (1)
    Clear-Mount Block C
    SNAIL Adhesive
    Business supplies (box of catalogs, order forms, postcards, etc.)

    *New to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

    Plus, you will get a Christmas Keepsake project kit absolutely FREE--a $40 value! This exclusive kit contains everything you need to create a beautiful Christmas Keepsake Box to hold your most treasured Christmas memories. Remember, you can only earn this special Shelli Signature Collection kit when you add new stamping friends to your downline!

    To join either call me (if you have my number), leave a comment, e-mail me, or go directly to my Stampin' Up! website and click on "Join Now".

    Monday, July 18, 2011

    A to Z Notecards for Every Occasion Class

    Are you always needing a notecard to attach to a present last minute? If you answered yes, this is the class for you! You will go home with 26 notecards and envelopes using the Occasions Alphabet set out of the new Idea Book & Catalog. You will also decorate a clear/plastic paint can to hold the notecards for future use.

    Date: Tuesday, July 26th

    Time: 6:30-9:30pm

    Location: My House

    Cost: $18, includes bucket, 26 notecards & envelopes. If you want to include the Occasions Alphabet stamp set so you can use it that night the class fee will be $45 for clear and $60 for woodmount. That is a savings of $8-$9!

    RSVP and prepay by Thursday, July 22!

    Sorry the pictures aren't great. I still cannot find my camera.

    The bucket

    Sneak Peak of the notecards inside.