Friday, February 22, 2013

Calendar Girls

There are Katie & I at Convention last July; Meaghan, Robin & Caitee at my birthday party in October; another picture of some of my friends at my birthday party in October.  I also had a pinata (never had one before, decided it was a MUST for this birthday) but I'm not sure I got any good photos of that little event...

Here is one of the 12 photo pages I made for this year's Family Calendar.  I'll show you a couple more in today's post, with others to follow soon.

This year I had WAAAYYY too many photos to choose from!  Not complaining, but it makes it harder to choose which to feature!

I generally divide the pages up amongst the whole family.  And I usually have a lot of pictures of my great-nieces, so they get the majority of the pages!

Not this year!  I was a piggy and put myself into a LOT of the pages. 

Photos from 2012 convention!  Top picture:  5 generations of Stampin' Up! demonstrators at convention!  I'm sure it's not a first overall, but it WAS a first for me and my downline.  Middle picture:  Standing on the red carpet - all in the photo are either in my downline or live in San Diego.  Bottom photo:  Our traditional dinner at Olive Garden!  It's a MUST while we're at convention!
And, of COURSE, I have to feature my babies on the calendar somewhere!

That's Smudge in the upper left corner, Velvet in the upper right corner.  Smedley (Melie) is in the lower left and, ta da!  A picture of all three of them!   That's such a rare occasion, I always take a picture!

My brother and sister-in-law came to California to visit this year, so I was able to get more pix with more of the family in them.  And they'd taken THEIR family to Walt Disney World for a vacation, so, again, I got lots of pictures with multiple arms of the family all together!

Stay tuned for more calendar pages!

Do you do a family calendar of some sort?  If so, would you be willing to share with myself and my blog readers?  Send me a link to your calendars in the Comments section - would love to see what you do and get some new ideas!

Thanks for stopping by...  come back soon!

Monday, February 11, 2013

A Valentine's Card

Here's a valentine card I made a couple of weeks ago for my club ladies to reproduce if they wanted to.  Several of them did, but I didn't take pix!  My bad...  cuz they always make improvements on my ideas!

I used Primrose Petals CS for the base and then the heart was punched out by bottoming the punch out on the CS.   I stamped one of the hearts from the Hearts A Flutter set using Primrose Petals ink on the card front. I really like a tone-on-tone effect and it's easily accomplished with Stampin' Up! ink and card stocks, since they're color coordinated!

The LOVE ticket is from the Artisan Embellishment Kit.  There are 5 tickets in it, so you can make five Valentines with each kit!  There are a couple of small pieces of the doily from the Artisan kit buried in there, as well.

I inked the Pennant stamps from the Hearts A Flutter Framelits set with Primrose Petals ink on Very Vanilla CS.

The gals who made this card at club hung the pennants from the top of the card using baker's twine and it was very cute!  When I make another (and I will) I think I'll steal their idea!  Gotta love the ability to copy someone else's great idea!

Here's the inside of the card.

I cut the lace heart using the Hearts Aflutter Framelits, as well, and then positioned it thru the heart punched in the front of the card.  The doily is from the Delicate Doilies set, and the verse is from the You Are Loved set.

Isn't it wonderful how you can pick and choose stamps from different sets and mix and match them?  I think that's a real strong suit of Stampin' Up's! 

I had found these heart shaped Dove candies and thought this was a great idea for giving one to a friend!

Of course, this would be very difficult to mail, so maybe this one should be saved for those hand delivered cards this year...


Have I mentioned our SINGLE IMAGE stamps that we are carrying now?  These were introduced last fall and were a hit, so SU had come up with two additional offers.

I THINK this link (and the following one) will take you to the flyer showing the images - first time to try it!  Guess we'll find out!

Single Images # 4

Most of these images are brand new and all are available until March 31, 2013 ONLY!  Contact me to order, or order on-line thru my website HERE - be sure to select me as your demonstrator, OK?

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