Wednesday, June 30, 2010

End of June Wrap up

Where did that month go?  So many things have happened this month... I don't think I have even been able to blog about them all...
~End of School Year
~Do you believe in signs from people who have passed on?  I do... My grandfather visits me daily (bunny).  He loved bunnies and had a few as pets.  After he passed away  years ago... when I arrived home after the funeral... there was a bunny sitting outside my house.  He came back to visit me frequently.  He seems to always visit at times where I really need him.  He has come to visit me very frequently this week.  I always say hello to my "Pop Pop bunny."  My kids even have started saying hello to him. 
~We had all of our family who has passed on come visit us at our new house... last week, the kids and I were at the house with Brian when all of a sudden, a swarm of butterflies came and stayed at our door for 30 minutes... the kids loved playing with them!  They kept trying to catch one.. . but when they would stop and just watch...the butterflies would land on them.  Brian and I both said to each other that our family is coming to bless our new home! 
~Kids started going to camp
~Flat tire today... Brian to the rescue!
~Major progress on the house
~didn't meet our end of June deadline... (very close, but you can't control everything, which we learned over the past few years)
~SU new catalog... goes live tomorrow!
~Reflecting on loosing my grandfather six years ago tomorrow.  My Scrap That Poetry layout for June 15th was a tribute to him. 
~Here are some pictures to recap...

"Bye, bye, be good now!"  ~God bless you Pop Pop!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


When I decided to join Stampin' up in January, I joined because I just loved the products!  Well, I have a fabulous upline who helps and inspires me!  I have access to a fabulous site for only SU Demonstrators.   Our site allows demonstrators to post their projects for others to see and CASE (copy and share everything).  You don't have to create everything from scratch! 

I always love a discount.  Did you know you keep 20% of each purchase... plus bonuses.  See the career plan for how much you can make.  At the end of the month, I get a volume rebate depending on my sales... who wouldn't love to get paid for what you love to do!

You can join to be a hobby demo (get the discount to use for your hobby) or do workshops and make more money!

Did you know that you can join until tomorrow night for only $99!  That gives you access to our demo site, preview of upcoming items... be the first to know!  Be able to sell or buy the products you love very easily!

This special Mini Starter Kit includes beautiful stamps that are not retiring as well as great accessories and new SNEAK PEEK items!The Mini Starter Kit—valued at over $180—contains the items listed below; while all items are recommended, you can substitute a like item of equal or lesser value.

•Watercolor Trio stamp set (wood-mount)
•I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (clear-mount)
•Clear-Mount Block C
•Homemade single stamp*
•Whisper White card stock (8-1/2” x 11”)
•Brights Collection assorted card stock (8-1/2” x 11”)*
•Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad
•Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad*
•Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad
•Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ Pad
•Basic Black 1/8” taffeta ribbon*
•Color Coach*
•SNAIL Adhesive

The Mini Starter Kit also includes the same business supplies that are in the standard Starter Kit. Plus, new demonstrator who join Stampin’ Up! in June, you will receive a free box of 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogues during the first part of July!

The Mini Starter Kit also includes the same business supplies that are in the standard Starter Kit; no alternative selections can be made for business items. Contents are listed below:

•Getting Started DVD
•Getting Started Guide
•Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
•2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
•Summer Mini Catalog (8)
•To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
•Recruit Folders (5)
•Recruit Brochures (20)
•Hostess Brochure (20)
•Hostess Benefits Form (10)
•Customer Order Form (50)

You can click here to view the starter kit form and agreement or head over to my website and join my team of "Love at First Stamp" today.  Click on Join now! ** password- happy2scrap

Some more cards...

I created this card using a new hostess stamp set, new colors and new ribbon!

Love this ribbon and stamp set

Here is one of my absolute favorite creations...
I used the Totally Tess stamp set to create this tag that I plan to display in my classroom.
I love this color combo... Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Early Espresso

Tomorrow is the last day to order from the last chance lists!!! Click on the lists to your right to see what sets are retiring... then click on my "shop now" button at the top right corner and go shop!!! Everything will be shipped directly to you! 

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sneak peek at new catalog...

Here is a sneak peak at one of my new favorite sets which will be in the new Stampin Up Catalog!
I created this card using one of the new stamp sets and new colors "cherry cobbler".
I love the way this turned out.
I also use the retiring bridal paper.

Here is another card I created using the same stamp set.

I love the way this card turned out... I utilized the "plastic wrap" technique on this card.
Thanks for stopping by...
If you are interested in ordering this stamp set, let me know and I will be placing an order on July 1st!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Stampin up

Here are some more of my favorite latest creations...

I used the new Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso
I also used a new ribbon and hostess set.

OHHH my goodness... I love this owl, the sentiment stamp, the ribbon and my new wood background stamp.  Oh and did I mention that scallop is a new punch that is large that will be available in July!!!

Okay... you know how I love owls... here is another!!!

One more owl... I just love them!!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

More creations

Here are two more creations using the "plastic wrap" technique... new fav of mine!
I used a new hostess set that will be available in July!

I utilized the current hostess II set that is featured in the summer mini catalog!

Friday, June 25, 2010


Yesterday, I had a blast scrapbooking just for fun!  I did a few of my favorite challenges as well as scrapped all the photos that were just laying around for months.
First challenge, is Sketchy Thursday's Challenge this week.  This is one of my fav's from yesterday.
Scraplift at Challenge Masters
4th of July- Little Red Wagon
Challenge Masters- Tag challenge (red, white and blue)
Bryce's birthday at Bounce U

Final challenge-
Design Dollies- use your favorite ice cream color to guide your color choice
I love cherry vanilla ice cream!
So, I used red/white
Challenge Master's Impromptu challenge- use fruit on your layout!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Scrapping the Music- feeling good

Today is my first day of summer vacation... I am enjoying the day with my kids having a fabulous Jammie Day, which has been a tradition for years!!!  
Here is my creation for Scrapping the Music's "Feeling good"
"It's a New Dawn, It's a New Day, It's a New Life!"
Our new life at our new house will commence very soon!
Go check out what the rest of the design team created... just amazing.
I used a retiring paper "The Write Stuff" from Stampin up on this layout.  Just love this line!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


All About Me- challenge is "My Idol"

"My mom has always been my idol.  She has always gone after her dreams.  She knows when she needs to move on.  She has taught me how to be a great mom."
I hope you come play along with us... check out the challenge here.

Pay it Forward

Hello fellow scrappers!

I just received my package from Julie... she challenged 5 people to pay it forward...
So it is my turn!
I would like to send 5 of you some fun stuff from my stash..
if you are interested, send me an email at
I will send to anyone in the continental US.  (Sorry international friends this time.)

Only catch, you need to pay it forward to 5 people.

House update

Where have I been?
I know, I have been MIA lately on my blog and visiting your blogs...
we really want to be close to being able to move in by the end of the month...
so Brian and I are always at the house working.
Here is some progress...

Interior walls are being put up.

Stairs are done

Siding is going up on the front of the house- it will be complete at the end of the week.

Gorgeous sunset at the house.

Well is almost complete- we hit water today!
Brian bleached the walls to clean them- they look amazing!
The kids went swimming on Saturday morning...
here they are in all their gear!

Father's Day- we had a blast dancing together in the living room.  Bryce is taking after his daddy and knows how to lead Clara beautifully!  He can spin her so well!
Interior doors are going up- Bryce by his door
Happy Father's Day
Clara's door
Here I am painting the kids' vanity- we got the best deal on 2 vanities and so much more!
I did the first coat of red tonight!
The insulators... were there all day today and will be back to finish tomorrow.
Half of the ceiling is done!
The loft and our bedroom is almost complete!
Can't wait to check back in with dry wall up!
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