Stampin' Up Cards

Here are the cards we made using products from the seasonal catalog.

Aren't the fabulous?  There is any that I don't love.  She is having another event in March and I can hook you up if anyone is interested.


Fabulous Stampin' Up Weekend

Saturday my daughter and I went to a fabulous Stampin' Up Event put on by Kay Kalthoff aka Stampin to Share.  I have to say it was more fun than a barrel of monkeys. It started at 9 am and we were greeted at the door with a table of adorable name tags.

Then we were handed a bag with all the supplied we would need to make 24 cards, 12 different cards of 2 each. Along with these food safe pizza boxes with our embellishments tucked inside.

Coffee, muffins and water was supplied for us. And door prizes.  Each name tag had a number and when your number was called we got to go up and choose a prize. This is what Michele choose.
This is what I choose.

We took a break for lunch, then our wonderful hostess came around with fun little treat boxes.

Michele is having so much fun, soon she will be crafting even when I'm not there to cheer her on.
Well, probably not, but she does enjoy it when a good portion is done and all she does is the fun stuff, but then who doesn't?
There were card displays to inspire us.
 This kit is on page 11 in the catalog and you need to take a good look, if you haven't already. It comes with the Soft Sayings stamp set, an Ink spot, a stamp block, 20 printed card bases, coordinated printed envelops, die cut accents, bakers twine, washi tape and dimensionals. Wow, that's a great value. Oh my goodness, I think I may have just talked myself into purchasing it.

This is another card kit.  That comes with everything you need as well.
That's all for now, I'll post pics of the cards we made soon.


Metallic Thread

Stampin' Up came out with a new Metallic thread and I absolutely love it.  I'm not sure if I love it because it's so cool or because it's so affordable. It's 3.00 for 50 yards.  I started out buying black, then ordered copper.
It's really fine but adds so much to any project, so now I order the silver and gold for our Stampin' Up Christmas event.
Since it is so fine, it unrolls itself off the spool, so I bought the handy dandy little spool holders off from Amazon. Now I am asking myself, where have these little guys been all my life?


Stampin' Up Event

I had a small fun group for my last event. We made 5 projects as usual then since there were only two people we made a bonus project.
We made these adorable little cat pouches that can be filled with money or candy. Since there is no taping involved, just folding and decorating, they go together in minutes.
Then keeping the cat theme going, we made Halloween cards.  I thought it might be a little too funky for some, but they really liked the cats punched from aluminum cans.  You know how I like to do my part in saving the world, one can at a time.
We made this card using my favorite set, Painted Harvest.
We continued on with the fall theme and made this card using the every so popular Daisy stamp set and daisy punch.
We wrapped up the cards with this lovely card using the Painted Harvest stamp set.

Here is the bonus project that we made.  They are designed to be tags.
But we made them into little Hersey's Kiss holders. How stinkin' cute are they?



Gearing up

Boy have I been busy.  I've been gearing up for two Stampin' Up events and a card buffet.  One is at my home and will be with a fall flair since that's my favorite time of year.  The other one will be at someone else's home and they wanted mostly Christmas. My card buffet is an assortment of cards so there is something for everyone.
This is one of the funky cards we will be making.  The cats were punched out using Stampin' Up's cat punch and aluminum cans. Then I embossed them with a fun circle embossing folder.

This one I will be demoing twice, once next week, then again when I have the Christmas theme event at my house.
There are just so many stinkin' cute things in the seasonal catalog I'm really having a hard time limiting myself.
These cards will be on my card buffet. I designed them with tweens in mind.


Painted Harvest

I have been having so much fun with this stamp set.  It's called Painted Harvest and I will be using it for my next Stampin' Up event.

It's one of those must haves as it is so versatile.

You can't make a mistake using this set.

You can also bundle it with a coordinating leaf punch, which of course the punch queen had to have.
I have seen it in every color combination that Stampin' Up has in ink, and it always looks great. 



I'm heading to Sioux Falls this week end to celebrate a 60th birthday so I made this quick little wine topper to go on a bottle of wine I'm giving.
Sorry it's side ways, guess you will have to turn your head to get the just of it.
I used the stamp set called Half Full from the seasonal catalog.


Another peek into my world

                                         This is my craft room.
                                        I have a perfectly good table.

A very nice counter top area.

A perfectly good desk. Yes, it's under there somewhere, you just have to trust me on that one.

                                                     And a very comfy chair.

                                      And  yet, I choose to work on the floor. I can't explain it, it's just how I roll.


Pretty Kitty Stamp Set

Let me just start by saying it's very possible that I would be a crazy cat lady if I didn't have a husband.  That being said, I couldn't resist buying the Pretty Kitty stamp set from Stampin' Up.
Here is the front of a card.

What's better than getting a cat card made with love?


Coffee Card

I really love the coffee set, it comes in stamps, dies and paper to go with all.
I didn't make this card, it was sent to me from Kay Kalthoff.  She has a wonderful blog that you can find here.
Don't you just love it?

I can hardly wait to get back from vacation to get crackin' with this set.