Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My baby turned 14!!

So my oldest just turned 14...I think I have to keep telling myself that so I will believe it! Where does the time go??Here is the card I made for him, it's also going to be one of the cards made at my upcoming Stamp Camp.
Are you local?? Come on by!! RSVP by the 28th so I can have supplies ready. We will be making 2 cards/envelopes and a 3-D Gift. Cost is $10 or FREE if you place an order of $40 or more on Friday. Out of town?? I am also offering this class as a 'To-Go-Kit' complete with instructions on assembly. Cost is $15 and includes shipping, or FREE with an online order on my website!! Contact me if you have any questions.
Stamp Camp
My House
203 Alpine Meadow Road
Winchester, VA 22602
Or check my other scheduled events on my SU! website. Call me today to schedule your own workshop with your family and friends. We can make cards, scrapbook pages, teacher name it!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

To be continued...

I guess that is how I should have finished my last post...oops!! Here is the last of the 'sun flowers' (I promise!!) I tried using the rub-ons directly on the glass votive holder..but because of it's shape it didn't work...I would get 90% of the way completed and ughhh the scallops on the flower would overlap... I tried over and over again...hence what left me with an empty wine bottle to decorate!! Hee Hee!!

Details on what you see:

Candle Votive

A Perfect Day Rub-Ons (111277), Summer Sun and Chocolate Chip CS, linen thread (104199) chocolate chip grosgrain (111367), 1 3/4" circle punch (112004), 1" circle punch (109046), Matchbox Messages (113800) chocolate chip classic ink

Chest of Drawers (isn't this the cutest thing ever??)

Sizzix Bigz XL Matchbox Die (114890), chocolate chip corduroy buttons (114339), Good Morning Sunshine DSP (113966) Directions: cut out and assemble a total of 3 matchbox boxes. Secure a button (drawer pull) in front of pull out drawer. Stack and glue/tape the three drawers and wrap coordinating DSP around the entire stack of drawers. Then add your feet (just remove the metal fasteners from the brad and attach with glue dots) EASY!! Each drawer held a chocolate turtle...YUM!

Wine Bottle w/ Lights

Metal Edge Tags (103374), Mellow Moss and Basic Black CS, linen thread (104199) 1 1/4" circle punch (104403), 1 3/8" circle punch (104401), black gingham ribbon (104832), Mellow Moss taffeta ribbon (109069), retired rub-ons but you could us anything! I also used a 20 light strand of white lights. Let me know if you have any questions. Take care!! ~Erin

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

April Showers...bring May flowers!!

Okay...maybe I should say April showers bring May 'sun'flowers these were SO easy to make!! I love using the scallop punch to make these cute sunflowers with the Bella Rose DSP (112041) in the center. The leaves were made using Old Olive CS and the Sizzix Sizzlits Birds & Blooms die (113485). I attached the flowers to the jumbo paperclip with our Pop-Up Glue Dots (104183) added a ribbon and voila~ I have a workshop coming up and each attendee will be receiving I just need to make more.. a few friends have asked me to make them one!! I made 15 of these favors in like 15 minutes...SERIOUSLY!!! How cool is that??
Now...the box/basket pictured was inspired from Laurie Froehlich check out her blog here. I changed mine a 'wee' bit and the dimesions I used were Chocolate Chip CS at 9 1/2" x 6" and score at first 3 1/4" from either side and then 5/16" from either side. You could fold the 5/16" part outside the box or inside for added stability. I also made a total of 4 of the Baskets and Blooms die sides and adhered them together to have folds on either side. Does that make sense?? Once you lay it will make sense. Then decorate the front, sides and how cool is it that you can alter the size of the basket to hold what you need?? Inside this one are 4 cards/envelopes for my hostess as a thank-you gift.
Are you sick of the 'sun'flowers yet?? Well sorry!! They're baaaaack!! This cute little pizza box was inspired by she has a wonderful picture tutorial and I just changed mine to match the 'flower' theme. Another quick and easy project..this holds (4) 3x3 note cards/envelopes held together with some linen thread for the door prize. to make my little guys B-Day card....little yikes..he is turning 14 tomorrow!! WOW!! I can hardly believe it!! Where does the time go?? He will be starting highschool next fall...then driving...oh my!! Need a glass of wine BYE !!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Bag in a Box or Box in a Bag..

Here is a a belated B-Day gift that was actually the result of my very first Box in a Bag. I had seen them here and there and always wanted to try to make one...just thought it would be a little too difficult. NOPE!! Pretty easy and now that I know how I will be making more of them! You can too...just click here for a tutorial.
Recipe: Washington Apple DSP (112461), linen thread (104199), designer buttons bouguet (112092), riding hood red taffeta ribbon (111365), clear buttons (105447), round tab punch (108340), slit punch ( 'to create scallop edge' (104388), 3/4" circle punch (107217) pretties kit (109114) and whisper white, pumpkin pie and riding hood red CS. Now...shhhh don't tell anyone..but I also used a Cuttlebug embossing folder. Now off to work on some more goodies!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Daisy Purse...cute huh??

Here is a cute little purse I CASED from Kerin Sylvester's blog. Click here for a link to her fantastic blog, I also have posted it the right side of my blog where you see all of my personal favorites. It was so easy to make (my kind of project!!) perfect for those Mom & Me classes, hostess gifts, bridal shower favors?? I could go on and on! This uses the Pink Flamingo DSP (113976) Remember to save the back piece that comes in your package of DSP. Glue them together for added strength and then run it through the Big Shot. Take advantage of Stampin' Up!'s fabulous special on our Designer Series Papers and textured cardstock: Buy three packs of Designer Series Paper or 12x12 Textured card stock and get one FREE in May!!! Go to my WEBSITE to place your orders 24/7!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Beach Vacation 6x6 Album

To celebrate National Scrapbooking Month...I made an entire 6x6 album. I laughed at myself for adding the journaling (before the vacation has happened??) some things I knew I could add..a sunburn?? that's a given!! This will be used for my families beach vacation to the Outer Banks this summer. I feel that I am so ahead of the game! This upcoming Thursay I am having a 'Scrap Night' Stamp Camp and everyone will go home with this finished album. Cost is $25. That fee covers the cost of a 6x6 linen ring album and a total of 20 completed pages ready for photos, journaling and memories. I love this stamp set.. 'Just Beachy' (113796) and the jumbo wheel Lazy Days (113837). The little fish have such funny faces...the DSP paper used here was from Walk in the Park (115123). Both of these items can be seen here in the Occasions Mini Catalog.
Cost of class $25
Date: May 14th
Time: 7-9pm
Location: 203 Alpine Meadow Road
Winchester, Va 22602
If you can not make this event but would still like to make the album, I am offering it as a To-Go Kit. See details below:
To-Go Kit:
Option 1
6 x6 Natural Linen Ring Album (104509) and packet of materials. ($30 includes shipping)
Option 2
6 x 6 Natural Linen Ring Album (104509) and packet of materials.
Just Beachy Stamp Set (113796) $25.95
Jumbo Wheel Lazy Days (113837) $8.50 (Jumbo handle FREE!!)
Classic Ink Pads: Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Basic Gray (you may substitute for other colors if you already own these. Just let me know!) ($85.00 includes shipping and a special thank-you gift from me!)
If you have any questions, please let me know! Thanks and have a great day!

Friday, May 1, 2009

May is National Scrapbooking Month!!

Are you ready??

Stampin' Up! has begun a terrific promotion in honor of National Scrapbooking Month! There are actually three different parts to this promotion, so everyone can participate! You can see all the details by clicking HERE to view the flyer. Here's a quick summary: -Buy three packs of Designer Series paper (including our Specialty Designer Series paper) or 12" x 12" textured card stock, and get one FREE!

-Buy a sneak peek stamp set from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog--Jumble Alphabet (set of 52; double-mounted)--at a 20 percent discount.

-Join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator for only $75 with our limited-time Scrapbooking Starter Kit. The Scrapbooking Starter Kit contains the following: Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamp set* (113510) $42.95 Simply Scrappin' Petal Party (113059) $19.95 Earth Elements Assorted textured card stock (12" x 12") (108697) $11.95 Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad (101731) $7.50 *Substitutable for any stamp set up to $43.95 value.

Contact me today if you have any questions!! Have a great day!!

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