Monday, July 21, 2014

Late Night Stamper Event Projects

We went to convention a few days early this year so we could participate in the Late Night Stampers' event at the hotel where we stayed. So glad we did! These are some of the projects we did at that three day event! Both pictures show the same projects but from different angles. 
Scroll down for some individual ones. 

We each brought three projects to share with six other people. So during each of those sessions we made six projects.  The snow couple that I posted yesterday was one of mine. They loved it! 

The first thing we did was exchange handmade welcome gifts. 
This cute little owl hanging is cross stitched with Stampin' Up! colors. It will be hanging in my stamp room. 

This is the gift that I gave. It is a marker holder. I saw it on Pootles and made one for myself. I like it a lot so decided to make it for my gift. If you would like one, let me know and I will do a class. 
It is pictured next to mine so you can see it with the markers in it. The markers lay sideways like they are supposed to and are handy and visible. 

Another time we were able to make some WOW projects that the team had prepared for us. 

This woven basket is one of them. It was hard to pack but made the trip quite well. 

The topiary took a little time to make but is so worth it.  I think I will do a class on this for either Thanksgiving or Christmas. Which one would you prefer doing? 
The two pages in the front are samplers for the owl and bird punches. I think they are my favorite project! They will help to get the most use from those two punches! 
I will have to do a search to find the other Wow projects. The suitcases are still pretty full! 
The clothes are washed and put away, or will be by the time you read this, and all of the things in the pictures are put away but I haven't taken any of the card swaps out yet. There are still the gifts I received from the LNS event and the Make and Takes from another event we went to between this one and the convention!  

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Flowers, Comment winner, and Snowcouple

My flowers are very pretty right now. I love these. They come back each year and don't require much care. 

This is a new plant arrangement that I am trying this year. It seems to be working well. The plants in it are doing well. The top one and the bottom two are plants that I kept over the winter in the basement. It took them awhile to adjust to the outside. Now that the weather is warmer, maybe they will start to fill out and do better. It is a fun arrangement and take up a small amount of room. 

The winner for the comments this month was Linda for her comment on June 27th. She won some little tags. They will work in nicely in her scrap books.  All comments between now and the next Stamp Along will be in the drawing on August 11. 

This is the snow couple that I took along to the Late Night Stamper event just before convention for one of my show box swaps. They were a big hit. They are made using the envelope punch board.  If you would be interested in making them, let me know. If enough are interested I will do a class. We could pair them up with another one of the projects that I received in exchange. 

Convention was amazing, as always. I hope to share some of the pictures I took at the event, the swaps, and the giveaways. 
Tonight I am going to bed. It was a long day! We got up at 3:00 to get to the airport only to wait for the employees that didn't get there until 5:00 to check us in for our 6:30 flight. We got home late afternoon, tired but happy. I still have lots of unpacking to do.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

More specials and another Christmas card for the Stamp Along

This card will also be at the Stamp Along. I have been wanting to use this foil velum and when I saw that it was in the Weekly Deals that will be good at the Stamp Along I knew that I would have to do a card with it right now! 

You can order a pack of the gold foil velum at the Stamp Along for only $8.21!  133363
Here are some of the other things on special this week:
Silver 1/8" ribbon $3.71   132137
Retro Fresh Washi Tape $3.71   133001
Retro Fresh This and That Journal  $8.21   132998
Smoky Slate 3/4" Chevron ribbon $6.71   131152
Artisan Label punch  $11.96   130920 
Sweet Shop Kit -- digital download  $5.97  129339

Good deals made better because I will pay the shipping and tax if you participate in the Stamp Along. 

Don't forget to leave a comment if you want to be in the drawing.
Get them in by midnight on Sunday this time. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Stamp Along card and special sales

These are some of the cards for the coming Stamp Along on the 14th. 
I know I am early this month but I am needing the time to get my swaps ready for convention! 
Also, the Stamp Along is as late in the month as it can possibly be. 
I love working with the new in colors.

There will be some Christmas cards there also. I posted one of them last time and forgot to snap the other before I packed it up. Surprise! 
Since we will be thinking Christmas, I thought that some nice specials would be appreciated. 

Stampin' Up! is having a sale for you this month. Buy three of the DSP and receive a fourth one free. 
Great sale! 
Come to the Stamp Along and you will get free shipping AND I will pay the tax for you this month! 

The Blendabilities are now available in six colors.
If you purchase four of them I will get the color lifter for you!  
Again, participation in the Stamp Along gets you free shipping and tax. 

Purchase a prepaid subscription of the Paper Pumpkin and get a free gift and come to the Paper Pumpkin party on the fourth Saturday of the month. 
I will have flyers at the Stamp Along for details on this. 

Ribbon shares
The one pictured here is the new in color one. 
You receive two yards of each of the colors instead of 10 yards of one of the colors. 
I will include two yards of another ribbon as a bonus this month. 
This one is $10.50

Another ribbon share is the Thick Baker's Twine. 
You receive three yards of each of the 2013 - 2015 in colors instead of 15 yards of one of the colors.
This one is $4.00 

If you would like to place an order on line, I will get a bonus to you but only if you use the hostess code to link it to the Stamp Along order. That can be done between now and 8:00 PM on Monday, July 14. 
Here is the code that must be used. 
The ribbon shares must be done with me by email or in person. 

Did you know that Stampin' Up! is having weekly deals? I can't tell you what those are right now for the week of the Stamp Along because they won't be posted until Tuesday the 8th. If you want any of them just email me if you can't make it to the Stamp Along. It saves you postage if I order it with the rest of the order. If you place the order on line, the minimum postage is $6.95 for an order.  
 Of course, if you are at the Stamp Along you can order it there and not pay any postage! Check them out on the website each week. 

Don't forget about the drawing for a prize by leaving a comment! 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy Fourth! Paper Pumpkin and Christmas in July!

Happy Fourth of July everyone! 
I am giving thanks for all that have given so much to ensure our continued freedom. 

The Paper Pumpkin Kit for June was an excellent one with its pinwheels in the Red, White, and Blue. 
We got together last Saturday and constructed our kits. What fun! 
I took some paper plates and patriotic napkins along and we used them to make a base for the pin wheels in the kit. 
We also made lots of pin wheels and put some of them in a vase for a centerpiece. There are still lots of supplies left for another project. There are cello bags for treats and little clips for cards but they will come out at another time as I chose to just go with the pin wheels. 
If you would like to give the Paper Pumpkin a try....
You can now get a prepaid subscription for 3, 6, or 12 months and it counts for sales on your party! 
Check out the June 23 post or contact me for more details. 

This is one of the Christmas cards that will be available at the Stamp Along on the 14th. 

It is always hard to think about Christmas cards at this time of the year but this year it is even more difficult because we haven't even had summer yet! 
There will be holiday stamps in the mini catalog but, right now, we have to think outside the box because there aren't any in the big catalog. I really like the way this one turned out using the Work of Art set. That is a Have to Have it set. It is so versatile. 
I have the bows tied for you already! Yes, I could hear you as you saw the tiny bow. 

I did tell you that I would have more about the Pow Wow trip. 
We went to the Culture Center which is a newer building and shaped like a turtle. The turtle is very important in Native American Creation Stories. 

There were beautiful works of art hanging in the hall ways. 

The woven baskets had such intricate details on them where they twisted the materials while weaving them. There were several cases and so many different designs. 
We also had a slide show and talk given by the grandson of Chief Mishicott for whom the village of Mishicot was named. 
After the presentation, we went out to the cemetery and saw the little houses on the graves. 

They are spirit houses. They put things into the spirit house for the deceased to use in the after world. 

This is Earl Mishicott, grandson of Chief Abraham Mishicott, and Jim Sustman, the guides for the trip at the grave of Chief Mishicott. 
It was a very interesting day! 

Don't forget to leave a comment if you want to be in the drawing this month.
I will be drawing on Monday morning before the Stamp Along. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Busy Weekend and Punch Art

This past weekend I went to my first PowWow.
We left very early and it was a long bus ride. Of course, I took a "bus project" because I like to have something to show for a long trip.
This time a took the pieces that I had punched for one of the Punch Art card fronts for a swap for convention. I signed up for several groups of punch art (and others!) for convention. Each group needs 21 card fronts and I usually make a few extra to swap after the organized one. 
I sponged the edges and assembled the squirrels on this card on the way there and attached them to the card front on the way back. What do you think? 
I am quite pleased with the way they turned out! I still need to give each one some whiskers. 

The punches I used for the squirrel are the owl, Bitty Butterfly, large and small ovals. 
The trellis is made with the Chevron punch and the flowers are made with the Petite Petals.

The PowWow was very interesting. 
When we got there, it was lunch time and we were hungry. I like trying new foods and was not disappointed. They had a whole lane of vendors with food and crafts! 

This is one of the menu boards.

 We had an Indian Taco for lunch. VERY GOOD! It was on Fry Bread. 
Later on we went for the deep fried mac and cheese. 
Very different; very good.

The opening ceremony was magnificent. 

The drummers were in the center to the field in that round structure. 
The parade started with the flags.

Followed by the veterans.

There were different groups of dancers. This group all had many bells sewed to their skirts. 

This little one was just being taught to do the steps.

One of the many outstanding outfits. 

This one was THE MOST outstanding! 
He made it himself as many of them do. 

Another view of it. 

Another one with much beautiful beadwork. 

It was a wonderful experience! We also visited the Culture Center and the cemetery. 
More about that next time. 
Thanks for stopping by. 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Paper Pumpkin and special offer

Come to Schroeder's to check out the neat things that can be done with the Paper Pumpkin!
We will be there on Saturday the 28th. 
This kit has MANY projects included and I will share one with you if you come. 
Here are some of the things that others have done with their kits.

The Paper Pumpkin kit is always a surprise!
They are always fun to do and even more fun when we do them together. The last Saturday of the month we get together and share ideas of what to do with our kits. 
Now you can get a prepaid subscription so you don't have to worry about going on line to get your kit. 
If you join with a subscription before the end of June, I will give you one of the past kits free.
Check it out HERE
137858     1 month   $19.95
137859     3 months  $59.85
137860    6 months   $113.70
137861   12 months   $215.40
Contact me if you have questions.