Monday, September 27, 2010

So much to tell you!

This past Saturday, I attended Crop for a Cure.  The organizer of the event truly had her act together.  I kind've felt bad that I didn't help her more so I promised next year, I would help out a little more.  In all honestly, I just didn't realize the effort she put forth to making this event such a huge success.  And...it was a huge success.  Not only did so many ladies have fun at this event, but I had a blast!!!  I was able to meet so many sweet and creative women.  Instantly, I found new friends.  The door prizes were nothing but top notch!!  The food was wonderful!  The atmosphere was a happy atmosphere.  The best thing about the whole event was that it raise $3,000 for cancer research!!  Can you say WOW???




There were approximately 59 ladies in attendance.  Can you imagin all the creativity going on?  Just let me tell you, it was a blast!  Every brand, every kind of embellishments, card stock, adhesive, stamps, you name it, it was there.  The best of everything in my mind......hmmm.....STAMPIN' UP! of course!!

So, with all that said above, let's move on to my little creations.  Yes, I've been busy with my family and work.  Sometimes I wonder how I fit everything in.  I guess it's a good thing I'm a night owl because that's when I get ready for clubs.  Guess you could say I'm a night owl several nights out of the week and then I just crash.

Lately, I've been working on a combination of Christmas and fall.  Can't really decide which season I like the best.  Love, love the colors of fall, the crispness of the leaves, the reflection of the trees on the lake, the chili suppers, all the feativals and craft shows.  Christmas, I just love the true meaning of Christmas and all the parties!


The above card was a last minute swap card I created for a swap.  It was one of those hurry up and create something so nobody will miss a card in their swap kind of thing.  Yes, I was an angel!!!

What did I use?
Stamp Set - Word Play
Jumbo Wheel -  Jolly Jingles (from the Holiday mini catalog)
Card Stock -  Real Red, Chocolate Chip, and Crumb Cake
Ink -   Real Red Classic Stamp Pad and Real Red Jumbo Cartridge
Embellishments - Antique Brads and Red Gingham Ribbon




The two pictures above are obvious the same card.  I just zoomed in a little so that you could see my newest craze....sewing!!!  My mother would be so proud of me for using her sewing machine.  There was something wrong with the machine and it would stitch anything and kept breaking needles.  Took the sewing machine to Rome, Georgia and had it fixed.  Love, love, love that sewing machine.  It's metal and not plastic, it's been used and not on a shelf.  So many memories of my mom sitting in front of that machine!

I think I really impressed my friend Kim (from Stampin' Addicts) with my sewing ability!!!  Wahoo!!!!  I love to impress any of the sisters from SA because they are oh so talented and well....I try!  I really do try!!  If you haven't visited Stampin' Addicts, please do so!!

This same card looks totally different from the first one that I posted on this thread.  It's the same stamp set, just a little different.  Isn't it neat that with Stampin' Up! you can use the same colors the same stamp set and come up with something totally different?  And, that my friend, is why I'm truly in-love with Stampin' Up!

What did I use?
Jumbo Wheel -  Jolly Jingles (from the Holiday mini catalog)
Card Stock -  Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake and Whisper White
Ink -   Real Red Jumbo Cartridge
Embellishments - Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon and sewing machine with dark brown thread

And here I go sewing again...


What did I use?
Stamp Set - Friends Never Fade
Card Stock -  Baja Breeze (and let me tell you I love it!), Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and Greenhouse Gala
Ink -   Baha Breeze,
Embellishments - Early Expresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, my sewing machine with dark brown thread!!!


What did I use?
Stamp Set - Vintage Vogue
Card Stock -  Crumb Cake, Night of Navy and Whisper White
Ink -   Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry and Night of Navy
Embellishments - Pumpkin Pie Corduroy Buttons and corner punch



What did I use?
Stamp Set - Full of Life
Card Stock -   Old Olive, Greenhouse Gala, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White
Ink -   Pumpkin Pie
Embellishments - Scallop Edge Punch and Diminsionals

Well, I do have way more Christmas cards, but of course, my battery is dead on my camera!  So I'll try to post these pictures fairly soon!  I would love for you to leave your thoughts on any of the above cards!  Some of them are very, very simple cards and very easy to re-create.  Hopefully, later this evening, I can work on some scrapbook pages and take pictures....We'll see....so much to do!!! 

Monday, September 20, 2010

Moved from WordPress back to Blogger....so a little catching up

Normally, I don't have an issue importing from WordPress to Blogger.  However, today, I was at my wits end.  So why am I moving back to blogger?  Well, I've asked Michelle Laylock to re-vamp my pityful blog and to do that, I had to go back to Blogger.  It's good thing because I've been wanting to come back to blogger, it's just a hassle!!  WordPress was great and I liked it, but they have a rule about not being able to advertise for sale or something like that.  Anyway, worried that WordPress would delete my blog, I headed back over here.  Plus.....Michelle...oh Michelle Laylock is going to re-vamp my blog sometime in January.  Yes, January.  She has an extensive waiting list.  I wished I had gotten on her waiting list a while back but she didn't accept WordPress customers.  So.....here I am!!!!  I'm anxiously awaiting my new and improved blog!!


So what do you think about this tote???  Is it not beautimous?  Only new Stampin’ Up! recruits can get this gorgeous tote!!!   So jealous!!!!  So how do you get this tote?  Read on.
By signing up as a demonstrator, you can get this tote free with your demonstrator kit now thru October 18.  I can tell you first hand, signing as a demonstrator ranks way up there in my life!!  It has given me the ability to meet new friends, be creative and earn extra income all at the same time.  I love it!!!  If you would like to meet for coffee or lunch to hear more about what Stampin’ Up! can do for you, just give me a call at 423-785-6331 or email me at ellen@volstate.net.  I would love to help you earn a family trip to Disney World or an cruise to Alaska!!!!

BINGO Night

     Now you’re probably thinking, what in the world does BINGO have to do with stamping or scrapbooking.  Well, hang on because here’s my explanation.
     I am going to be getting rid of most all of my retired products.  Now some of these retired stamp sets have been used very lovingly  In fact, they have ink stains on them.  Some of the ribbon aren’t full spools.  Some of the brads or eyelets are full packages.  There may be sheets of scrapbook (DSP) or almost full packages.
I’ll lay these items on a table.  For 1 hour, we’ll play BINGO.  When you…

  • yell out BINGO! you’ll get to walk up to the table and pick anything from that table to take home with you.




  • when you bring a friend that I haven’t met, you’ll be able to walk up to that table, pick out your free item and take it home




  • when you purchase over $50 of Stampin’ Up! goodies (the same night as BINGO), you’ll get to pick out something on the table.  Plus you’ll get 10% off your order.




  • If you book a workshop, you’ll get to pick out 2 items off the table and receive 10% off your next order




  • If you sign as a demonstrator, you’ll get to pick out 3 items off the table and get to go to convention with me!!!  Yay!!!



  •      We’ll play as many BINGO games with that 1 hour time frame as possible.  So when, where, and what are the other facts?  Here ya’ go!
    Cost:  $5 – this is to cover the cost of the pizza and drinks.  We’ll eat before the BINGO game starts at 6:45.  You may eat and drink during the BINGO game, but the game starts at 6:45!!
    When:  Thursday, September 9
    Time:  Be there at 6:30 to fill your plate with pizza, get a drink and find a seat.  The BINGO game starts promptly at 6:45 and will end promptly at 7:45.
    Where:  My house
    How many games will we play?  As many as we can fit into 1 hour.  After all, it is a school night and we all need our rest.
    This should be tons of fun!  So come on.  You’ll need to let me know if you’re coming just so I can be sure to have enough pizza and BINGO cards!!!

    A couple of questions…

    Hey ladies,
    Please take a second and participate in the poll(s) below.  I would much appreciative!!

    A possible $70 in hostess benefits?!? I ____ interested in hosting a workshop before August 31!

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    For those of you that didn't attend the August Christmas Stamp-A-Stack, would you be interested in attending a Christmas Stamp-A-Stack in October?
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    So, how did the Christmas Stamp-A-Stack go?

    The Christmas Stamp-A-Stack was great! The best thing about it was I got to meet 2 new ladies. Their names are Leisa and Kelly. Both are very nice girls. I hope you get a chance to meet them.
    There were 5 ladies that attended and we made 150 Christmas cards in about 4 hours. Not bad huh?? What’s the second best thing? Everyone that attended now has her Christmas cards made. Yay!!!! It’s August and our cards are made. What an accomplishment!!
    Check out the pictures below.
    If you’re interested in attending one of my events, just shoot me an email at ellen@volstate.net.  I’ll send you a schedule so that you can see what the next event will be!