Thursday, June 26, 2008

Mommy and Me

Today was so much fun! My Dad had the day off and so he and my Mom took Sage and spent the day together shopping, playing at the park and going to lunch at McDonald's. He got spoiled and had a blast being the center of attention! Aurora and I stayed home and watched Sleeping Beauty, she already loves it, and whenever the fairies appear she says "Fwhy, Fwhy" and whenever Sleeping Beauty appears she says "Wow". She loves to dance to all the music and runs to cuddle with me when the evil Maleficent appears. It's SO cute, and as you can guess I'm SO happy that she's a girly girl. She loves her necklaces and purses. She also loves boxes!!! She plays in them for what seems like hours.

She was trying to hide from me. We were playing Three Little Pigs and I was the Big Bad Wolf, and when I would change my voice and say "Little pig, little pig let me come in!" she would hide under the box. It was very cute!

She then decided that she would show off her newest trick. Climbing on the table and turning in the fan by pulling the apple. She hasn't quite figured out how to get down and so when she decides she's done, she cries for her "Mom Mom" and then flashes this super cute smile and you can't help but smile back at her.

After all the playing she decided to unwind in my arms with her right thumb in her mouth and her left hand twirling her hair. It's the only way she goes to sleep, that unless her "Dad Dad" is around then Mom is chopped liver. I really enjoyed spending the day with my Princess and I think she had a great day too, without her Brother bothering her and bulldozing her out of Mommy's arms.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Tomorrow my Niece Adelle celebrates her 1st Birthday. She is truly a miracle, and is by far one of the most beautiful babies in the entire world. She even has my Grandpa Bigler's ears, just like Aurora. This picture is from last Thanksgiving, I just love this picture of Adelle and my Mom. Adelle will be here next week for 2 weeks and I am so excited. Aurora will love having another girl to play with. I can see them now running around the house with their purses and necklaces screaming because their being chased by Sage the Terrible Monster. He loves his Sister, but he also loves to torture her as well.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Six More Days

The Occasions Mini Catalog is only good for 6 more days. You can see the Catalog HERE. Here are some samples made with my favorite set TART & TANGY and paper SUMMER PICNIC DSP from the Mini Catalog. Call or E-mail me today to place your order!

Orange You Cute 4x4 card

Card Tote holds 10 Cards & Envelopes

Orange Cream-sicle Card

Lemon Scratch N Sniff Card

Sweeter Than Apple Pie Apple Card

One of a Kind Cherry Card

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Scrap Night

Just a reminder that Scrap Night is this Friday the 27th at 7pm at my Grandpa's Home. Call or e-mail me for the address. Bring your own supplies, and you'll have access to my stamps, ink, and punches. We will only be using current stamps, so if there is a specific retired set that you would like to use, please let me know so I can be sure to have it there for you. Come and enjoy fun, friends, stampin', scrappin' and my yummy Lemon Cheesecake! R.S.V.P. by June 26th.

****Come and enjoy my yummy cheesecake!****

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sneak Peek

Okay ladies, here it is! The Decor Elements Brochure is HERE! These products will be available to order on July 1st. Let me know if you would like a Brochure. I am ordering the actual brochure's today and will get them out to you as soon as I get them. Hooray for change!!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

New from Stampin' Up!

Today was the HUGE announcement from SU! Introducing DECOR ELEMENTS whats that you say? ITS VERY EXCITING ~ home decor from SU! Really easy and a lot of fun. We now will not only be stamping, But also decorating our walls, windows of our homes & etc... and changing it as often as we want . The Decor Elements are vinyl & self adhesive. (NOT wallpaper) different sizes with Image, phrases and even alphabets are all coming soon .. 2 main colors Chocolate and White with a few in Kraft/Beige... I can hardly wait to get my hands on these babies. Stay tuned for pictures tomorrow, the excitement is just beginning ...

Stamp-A-Stack Stamp Camp

Here is just one of the cards that will be available to make at my upcoming Stamp Camp on July 11th. R.S.V.P. now to secure your spot. You won't want to miss out on the beautiful cards we'll be making. We will be using retiring stamp sets. I will also have many new and fun products and projects to show you! I am SO excited for what Stampin' Up! has in store and can't wait to tell you all about it! I just know you'll love it too!

Saturday, June 14, 2008


Join me in Saying Farewell to some great Stamps. The retired list is available. Check it out HERE!!! These are only available until August 10. Place your order today so you won't miss out on some great sets!
Remember you can only order from the Occasions Mini until June 30. Order now so you don't forget.
Here's a sneak peek of the new In-Color colors that will be available with the new catalog (August 11)...
**Kiwi Kiss: This succulent, vivid green pairs well with so many other colors. Anyone up for adding a little strawberry-kiwi flavor to their projects? Kiwi Kiss is great with Pink Pirouette
**Tangerine Tango: Fiery like a Spanish sunset, this hot hue is the mouth-watering orange you have been craving
**Pink Pirouette: Named after a ballerina en pointe, this just might be the perfect pink. All we know is that it's perfectly girly!
**Riding Hood Red: Fairy tales tell us that creativity and daring will get you far in life, but a hint of girlish charm never hurts; hence the name Riding Hood Red.
**Pacific Point: This stunning sapphire blue makes us think of sunny days spent lounging by the ocean. You'll love this jewel like hue!
**Baja Breeze: This soothing color instantly brings to mind weathered surf-shops and antique long boards...with a Mexican twist. Nowhere but Baja, California, could inspire such a shade!
The following sets will not be pictured in the Fall-Winter 2008 Catalog but will still be available for purchase:
Ahoy, Matey
Beautiful Life
Best Kind of Friend
Big Birthday Candle
Blooming with Love
Bursting with Joy
Dad's Day
Glad Tidings
Great Grads
Happy Heart Day
Hi & Hello
If the Halo Fits
Independence Day
Just B
Life's a Breeze
Lovely Labels
Pinch Proof
Pretty Amazing
Pretty Petals
Riot of Petals
Seriously Sassy
So Cool
Spring Pictograms
Stemming From
Thoughts of Father
To Have and to Hold
Tree for All Seasons, A
Warm Words

Friday, June 13, 2008

Weekend Sketch Challenge #52

This morning like every Friday, I check BEATE'S BLOG for her weekend challenge. I am always in awe of her creativity, and willingness to share her creations with us. Yesterday, I realized that I needed a Father's Day Card for my Hubby, and I've been wanting to use this set for the longest time to create something for him. Beate's Challenge gave me the inspiration I needed.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Boatloads of Love, Print Pattern
Ink: Night of Navy, Really Rust, Garden Green, Sahara Sand
Paper: Sahara Sand CS, Night of Navy CS, Really Rust CS, Confetti White CS
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Crimper, Aqua Painter
Technique: Watercoloring

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sweeter Than Apple Pie

Okay here it is. I was going to wait until tonight to post this but I just couldn't wait! It's too cute not to share it with you! I am SO PROUD of this card! I can actually say that I came up with this on my own, and didn't copy it from anyone else. This card will be available to make at my Stamp-A-Stack Stamp Camp on July 11th.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Stamps For Sale

Petal Pushers (MNU)$15
Springtime Stems $10
Fresh Flowers $10
Birthday Best $5
Burst into Bloom (MNU)$10
Pocket Full of Posies $7
Big Blossom (MNU) $12
Toy Box $10
Bloomin Wonderful $12
Very Punny $10
Olive You $10
Letter Patterns (MNU) $15
Love It (some wood staining) $10
Love It Classy Brass (NU$) 15
Bodacious Bouquet Classy Brass $15
Or make me an offer!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Family Fun Night

Yesterday for FFN(family fun night), we went to Sea World. It's been awhile since we've gone, and I forgot how much I LOVE it. The best thing about having yearly passes is that we only have to go for a few hours instead of all day to make it worth the money. Sage thoroughly enjoyed the New Sesame Street Bay of Play! He played and climbed and it was hard to convince him to leave, to see the other animals, Thank goodness for Funnel Cake!

Next we went and saw the Bat Ray's. Sage also enjoyed petting them. Aurora wasn't too sure what to think of them.
Sage, waiting patiently for the Shamu Rocks Show to start
Aurora, and her new hairstyle. Also, waiting patiently for the show to start.
I just love these animals! They are so magnificently beautiful. When I was little I really wanted to be one of Shamu's Trainers, too bad I'm deathly afraid of deep water. It was really great to spend the evening as a family! Sea World is such a magical place with something for everyone to enjoy. We are going again on the 21st. Anyone want to go???

Friday, June 6, 2008

Frozen Treat

After seeing this card made by Christina Vizcarra, my brain started going a mile a minute. I've been working on a card for this months Swap for our Demo Meeting. It's turning out just how i envisioned it and I am so pleased. I'm dying to show it to you, but can't until the other ladies see it first. I'll be posting it Wednesday night.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Flip Flop Card

I needed to make some invitations for a church activity, and thought it would be fun to do a Flip Flop shaped card. It was tons of fun to do, I'll definitely be hanging into my template to do it again. To make the template, I just traced one of Sage's shoes. On a scale of 1-5, 1 being easy and 5 being difficult, it was a 1. It was the easiest card I've done in a long time.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Scatter Sunshine Wheel (retired)
Paper: Only Orange CS, Tempting Turquoise CS
Ink: Only Orange
Accessories: Boho Blossoms Punch, Tempting Turquoise 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Rhinestone Brads

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

eScape With Me

Put down the phone, turn off the computer, and break free from the emails, ecards, chat & texting! Remember when you got letters in your mailbox instead of your inbox? On June 25, 2008, Stampin' Up! is taking the day to unplug and unwind, and reconnect on a personal level with friends and loved ones through handmade cards. And we invite you to eScape with us throughout the month of June! Reconnect with your "wireless network" by attending my eScape Event on June 27th, or hosting one of your own! Take advantage of the 25 percent discount on select items in the eScape bundle to help you create that special message from the heart.
eScape Bundle (item 113700) available until June 30th:

Circle of Friendship stamp set p. 143 $17.95
Love Notes assortment p. 167 $8.95
Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad p. 165 $5.25
Very Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain ribbon p. 191 $7.95
Total (non-bundled) $40.10
eScape Bundle price $30.00

Monday, June 2, 2008


My Mom went to the doctor tonight to get the results of her latest blood work. We were really worried about what the Oncologist would say. But... she's still in remission!!! Hooray!!!! It's the best news I've had in the last 3 months! She goes back in 3 more months to get tested again, Here's hoping for another 3 months after that!

Fresh Cut

The new Fresh Cuts stamp set and notecards (shown at right) is a coordinating set of gorgeous, die-cut floral stamps and notecards that will be part of Stampin' Up!'s new Fall-Winter Idea Book & Catalog, to be released August 11, 2008. However, from June 1-June 30, you can purchase your very own Fresh Cuts set two months early for $21.95 and get the die-cut, coordinating Fresh Cut Notes for just $5. Also, in the month of June if you place and order or host a workshop that totals $400 or more, you can earn them for FREE!

Print Pattern Mug

After seeing my last Mug a woman at Robert's Office wanted me to make one for her Husband. She wanted their families Birthdays included somehow too. This is what I can up with. I am charging $15 for each Mug and $4 for each insert. I'm am currently working on one for my Dad for his Birthday on Wednesday. As soon as I get it finished I'll post that one too. It's going to be a Padres' themed mug, and the best part is that they are all SU! products!