Saturday, July 31, 2010

Parks and Rec Class Wk 4

So I forgot...really :) I thought I had posted the 4th week of classes I had for parks and rec, but I guess it never happened. So.... Here is a vintage style Thank you. We stenciled with Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso on Vanilla. I love this color combo.
And how about these owls. They have to be one of the cutest things! I used the play date DSP with them!

And last, and least! I just couldn't get this one to work out for me. I guess its okay, but I just wasn't thrilled with it!

Convention Swaps

As I mentioned a few days ago, we did a "roommate" swap at convention. I made the little butterfly pins for everyone in my down line and sideline that attended convention! I got some great gifts back!!! Check them out! Here is a little different angle....The fabric flower is a luggage tag from Julie, the gum holder was from Bobbi, the butterfly pin was what I made, the travel book was from Shawna, the tree box with candy from Sandi; The felt cup cozy was from Theresa; The green socks were from Maureen, and the decorated chocolate and card were from Toni! Thanks you all for the cute stuff!

I bet you are wondering what I got for my owl swaps! Well above is a picture of some of the stuff I received!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Artisan Award Finalist

So I am back from convention in Salt Lake City. SO much fun!!!! But have you ever felt like you needed a vacation from a vacation? I came home to craziness! Well I guess it is nice to be needed!
So as most of you know I entered the artisan award contest this year. I was a bit bummed that I didn't win-but also felt like I could have given it a bit more. So it was nice to hear a congrats from my friend and side line Kathy that I had made finalist.
I unfortunately missed the awards night at convention. Had anyone mentioned I would be able to stand up among the other 21 finalist, I would have been ALL OVER it. But with my baby with me and being as tired as I was, we opted to miss. O'well, hopefully next year I can stand for the award not the finalist! So here are the ones who ALMOST won...congrats and congrats to the 10 winners!
Artisan Award Finalist:
Deborah Paise
Cindy Beach
Heidi King
Melissa Riker
Sandra Farrell
Lynsay Mahon
Beth Prout
Ellen Raymond
Amy O'Neil
Jennifer Thomas
Ilina Crouse
Ashely Van Camp
Ann M. Fitton
Jan Tinklenberg
Deborah Pippin
Rochelle Gould
Staci Lynch
Amy Bollman
Mary Bieber
Lynn Pratt
Jennifer Picard
Jennifer Diercks

Friday, July 23, 2010


So do you ever have those GREAT plans to get tons of stuff done...and then well life happens and you get 14 of the 3,326 things on your list done? Welcome to my life:)
I had this great plan. I would of course get my work done, house cleaned, laundry done and TONS of swaps finished before convention. Well my works was done, house..well its not so bad, laundry is waiting for me when I get back and I got 17 swaps done:)LOL So here he is! My little owl post-it holder. SImple but cute:)
Here are the rest of them...and what the inside looked like. The ribbon holds the pencil in and the pencil is wrapped with dsp. The outside was created with the new play date file folders. I had fun making them, but boy that was a lot of punching!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Gifts for my roomates

So once again I open my mouth with an amazing idea...why don't we do a shoe box swap at convention AND make everyone in our group a hand made gift?!? Great idea, right? Well as much as it added to everyone's plate, it was well worth it! So this is the gift I made for everyone. Its a butterfly pin, made of fabric and leather. I added the new vintage brads(which I absolutely LOVE) and a vintage tag with the initial of each person. I have had a few comments from convention goers so I hope you enjoy them like they did!

Convention Goodies

Hey everyone! Well its hot in salt lake! But it is still worth every minute! We had our first set of classes today and I will be sharing some of the stuff we make here be sure to check back! Here are some pictures of the goodies we made in preparation for our trip. Look at this cute file folder made into a notebook holder! And of course a matching gusseted envelope for my swaps!!! Which by some miracle I actually made. Check in tomorrow to see what I came up with!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Ok so life has been insane!!! I have so many things to share and will start posting when I get to Salt Lake! I am attending the Stampin' Up! convention! Sorry I have been away for a week now! But hopefully I can catch up while I am there!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Parks and Rec Class Wk 3

Hi Everyone! I hope you are all having a great Monday! I cannot believe that convention is just around the corner!!! I am so excited to have a few days out of town to relax and stamp-right-that is just how it will be:) I have a CRAZY week ahead of me, trying to compact all my work for two weeks into one! Plus I have two card classes before I go! Yikes! The things I do to myself:)
So Last Tuesday I had my third week of card class with Parks and Rec. Here is what we made... Medallion card-colors are not quite navy, Sahara sand and soft suede. The card base is very vanilla.
Cup cake card-colors are pumpkin pie, chocolate chip and whisper white. Then I added a bit of glitter to the top!

Elegant butterfly card- colors are crumb cake, more mustard, basic black and old olive. The flowers are with water color crayons!
Also if you are interested in taking my class and parks and rec, Here is the link!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Flower Box

Last Saturday at our Crazy stampin ladies meeting Sandy did project. She had us make this adorable flower box. The flower and laves are made from the ornament punch! I love this has so much more to it then just an ornament punch. I would link you to her blog...but it's in the works! I will share once it is up and running:)

Friday, July 9, 2010

4th of July celibration!

As I mentioned a few days ago, we had quite the BBQ at our house on the 4th. Lots of people, LOTS of food, and lots of fun! Here is the invite I sent out to everyone! It is from the old country living set and last summer!Here is Zavian being fed cereal by Grandma Murvell
Here are the kids playing in the pool again! They love this thing!
And the group...well most of it! Septembra was taking the picture:)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Parks and Rec Class Wk 2

I promised I would post the cards that we do at my parks and rec class...but somehow thing(time and sanity mostly) keep slipping away from me!
So I am sorry this is late...but here they are! This week I did a summer theme! I love this little ice cream cone!
Each week if different and each group of four week classes is different then the last! (see the link at the bottom of the post if you are interested in joining me the next tie around!)
Here is a great set, Under the stars. We water colored and paper pieced on this one. I tried to show at least two new techniques each tine as well!

And since this class was before the 4Th, we made this patriotic card. It is hard to see but there is a star in the inside of the card that pops through the window in the front! They had fun using the big shot on this card and the ice cream one!

Blog Candy... Hop Over!

Hi Everyone!
My mom has some GREAT blog candy on her site! Click on this link to check it out!
Be sure to tell her I sent you:)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th Everyone!!!!
Wowo what a day..well more like what a week. I think I am going on like 10 hours sleep in the last 5 days. Work has been crazy! But when you have your own business and it is a tough economy I know I shouldn't complain! :)
So I'm not!
But, blogging has taken a bit to the back burner.
Then I had this great(crazy) idea that I would invite a bunch of people over today and have a BBQ!!!! (Which was a great time) So at 10:00pm when I sat with a horrible headache, I decided to take something for it. Well Excedrin has caffeine, and so here I sit blogging after midnight with no sleep in slight! But at least I found time to blog!

So here is the other half of the projects we made at club last Monday! Hope you like them!!!