Monday, April 20, 2009

This past Saturday was the first game of the Spring 2009 Soccer Season! Kayley's new team is called Blue Thunder. The girls seem super sweet and her coach is great! I know she'll learn a lot this season. Here are some pictures from Sat.


Warming up before the game! The weather was prefect!

Practicing kicking those goals!!

My little GOALIE! The girl who used to cry because she didn't want to be goalie, now volunteers to be goalie. We are so proud of her. She saved quite a few balls and no one scored on her. :)


First game score: 5-0! Go BLUE THUNDER!

More Manhattan Flower Cards

If you some quick and great looking cards, try the Manhattan Flower Impressions Die with the Shimmery White cardstock - it looks very elegant! It goes great with the In-Color Pacific Point.

This card has the background done with the texturz plates. I had a great time playing with these new Big Shot items!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Project #2 - April Stamp Class

Our 2nd project for April's Stamp Class were these cute cards! I ended up using the bunny ones for my Easter cards this year. We used the Texturz plates for the backgrounds.

Supplies:
  • Forest Friends 113748 $14.95
  • Eyelet Border Punch 113692
  • 1-1/4" in Circle Punch 104403
  • 1-3/8" in Circle Punch 104401
  • Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon 109065
  • Chocolate Chip cardstock 102128
  • Kiwi Kiss textured cardstock 111345
  • Stampin' Up! Backgrounds I texturz plates 114512
  • Hodgepodge Hardware Styled Silver 111325

Check back for more samples using the Forest Friends stamp set!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Die

I had a great time playing with this new Impressions Die! I love how the image looks on our Vellum Cardstock! Check back for more ideas using this awesome new Die!

Supplies:


  • Textured Impressions Die - Manhattan Flower 114517

  • White Vellum Cardstock 101856

  • Baja Breeze Textured Cardstock 111345

  • Parisian Breeze Specialty Designer Series Paper 113993

  • Whisper White cardstock 100730

  • Scallop Oval Punch 114889

  • Corduroy Buttons - Baja Breeze 114344

  • Baja Breeze Classic Ink 111833

  • Sincere Salutations saying 115068

  • Large Oval Punch 107305

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Project #1 for April's Stamp Class



I just LOVE this new Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Die from Stampin' Up! I couldn't wait to use it for stamp class! The girls (and guy) also liked it a lot! You can't beat the price either - $7.95!

For these cards we embossed on paper from the "WALK IN THE PARK" series that is available in the OCCASIONS MINI CATALOG on p. 9. For the card base we used In-Color Textured cardstock - I just love the feel of this paper! We also used the new SCALLOP OVAL PUNCH found on p. 8 of the mini. Several saying stamps fit perfectly in the medium oval punch which is then layered onto the Scallop Punched out piece. A little "WHISPER WHITE ORGANZA RIBBON" tied around the top of the card complete this simple card!


Please email me if you have any questions about these cards! They are so easy to make and are great for many occasions!

Check back for more of April's Stamp Class projects!





Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Easter!!

We had a busy and fun weekend!! I wanted to wish everyone a HAPPY Belated EASTER!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend filled with family, friends, and fun! Here are some pics from our weekend!
Friday night we saw "MAMMA MIA!" at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. We have had so much fun seeing several different plays this year! "WICKED" is still the #1 favorite, but "MAMMA MIA!" was a close second. "GREASE" was good too!


After the last few shows, the actors have been doing fundraising for AIDS and other charities. We were able to get our picture with one of the actors after we got a "MAMMA MIA!" apron. Guess I better start cooking now! :) This actor is the one who is interested in the other woman. He was an amazing dancer!


I'll post some more pics from our EASTER weekend tomorrow!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

POP-UP DIES - NOW AVAILABLE!


You've heard of people popping out of cakes, but what if you could get a cake to pop out of your card? Now you can using the Three Tier Cake die! This die will make creating unique invitations and cards lots of fun.




Create an invitation to a beach party or create a pop-up brag book using the 3-D Ball die. This die will make creating unique invitations and cards lots of fun.


ORDER NOW!! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Window Sheets - Check them Out!


Create a beautiful overlay for a card or scrapbook page using printed window sheets. These Whisper White images also look elegant over a photo. Click on the picture above to see all of the choices and possibilities. You're gonna love them!! You can also find them on page 10 of the new OCCASIONS MINI .

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Decor Elements in your BATHROOM!

I'm loving the Decor Elements from Stampin' Up! I wish I had more wall space!! Stampin' Up! has been working on more ideas for using Decor Elements around your home. Check out the video below. Click on the picture to direct to the video on my SU! website.
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A PAIR OF SHOES - AUTHOR UNKNOWN

I am wearing a pair of shoes.
They are ugly shoes.
Uncomfortable shoes.
I hate my shoes.
Each day I wear them, and each day I wish I had another pair.
Some days my shoes hurt so bad that I do not think I can take another step.
Yet, I continue to wear them.
I get funny looks wearing these shoes.
They are looks of sympathy.
I can tell in others eyes that they are glad they are my shoes and not theirs.
They never talk about my shoes.
To learn how awful my shoes are might make them uncomfortable.
To truly understand these shoes you must walk in them.
But, once you put them on, you can never take them off.
I now realize that I am not the only one who wears these shoes. There are many pairs in this world.
Some woman are like me and ache daily as they try and walk in them.
Some have learned how to walk in them so they don't hurt quite as much.
Some have worn the shoes so long that days will go by before they think about how much they hurt.
No woman deserves to wear these shoes.
Yet, because of these shoes I am a stronger woman.
These shoes have given me the strength to face anything.
They have made me who I am.
I will forever walk in the shoes of a woman who has lost a child.


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