Sunday, November 29, 2009

Holiday Card Exchange 2009

Card by Arlene Katanian

Card by Connie Putnam

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Card by Chris Parker

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Card by Alma Rueda

Card by Larna Norman

I've been meaning to post the cards I received at my hostess club in Monterey Park. Love the range of style, technique, color combinations and layout. Thanks to Alma, Arlene, Chris, Connie, Janet, Janine, Karen and Larna.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Pop-Up Christmas Tree Card

This tree looks easier to put together than you think. I think pop-up cards are so much fun. Love the element of surprise.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Delightful Dates Calendar Art Update

I was so excited when I found this frame. 12x24...not an easy size to find. I was thinking that I needed to have a frame custom made. But I was lucky to find it on Black Friday and get extra savings. WhooHoo. Hmmm, where is this piece of art going to go?

anyone else wanna make one? i can order materials. let me know.

Delightful Dates Calendar Art

The moment I saw SU!'s Delightful Dates Calendar Kit featured in our November 2009 issue of Stampin' Success, I knew I had to recreate it. This is very similiar to what was shown...I tweaked it with the embellishments and flowers dies that I already owned. I'm almost done, I need to add one more picture at the upper left hand corner (probably a family pic), mount the pieces to the background and get it framed. I'm so excited!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

My First Rice Cereal

The More the Merrier

Thanks to Theresa for giving me this idea for a gift card holder when we made this last month at our Demonstrator Hostess Club.

This fun stamp set is SU!'s Hostess Level 3 The More the Merrier. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

HUGE Online Extravaganza Sale- 50% Off Stampin' Up! Bundles

If you have trouble accessing the link, it is because the SU site is so bogged down with people trying to see the specials.

Dates: November 23-30, 2009

For one week only, you can get amazing discounts--up to 50 percent off--on over 40 products and product bundles! See below for complete offering.

Things to Remember:

  • Orders may be placed through me or online.
  • The sale ends Monday November 30, 2009 11:50PM (MT)
  • Discounts range between 30 percent and 50 percent
  • For online orders, discounts will be shown in the shopping bag at checkout

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions! And pass this Online Extravaganza Sale to your friends.

Have a great night and Happy Stampin'!


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Landon @ 4 months

Happy Four Months Landon! I am glad that we are all feeling much better than we have in about week. Yeah!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


This idea comes directly from the SU! Idea Book and Catalog and Holiday Mini Catalog. These Trees are super easy to make. I used two sheets of 12x12 to create one tree. The 12x12 sheets was cut down to four sheets of 6x8 and the triangles were glued together with Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive. The smaller tree in the background was created by using 4 sheets of 6x6 DSP paper. Hope you'll give it a try...I think these would brighten and room at home or in the office.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Scallop Envelope Treat Box

I was so inspired by Tracey Nelson's Treat Box from the shoebox swap...I made a whole pile of them to give as gifts to my hostess club members this last Tuesday evening.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hello from Landon

Shoebox Swap Projects - Nov 09

Kathy Lancetti hosted our shoebox swap over a week ago and just finally getting around to posting the samples. We got together on a Friday evening, brought one or two projects each, some food and some drinks....and the rest speaks for itself below. We had a blast!

A gift for you/Merry Christmas SU! Two Tags treat was created by Kathy Lancetti. The cute little stamp comes from SU!'s Hostess stamp set called Christmas Punches. Simple and fun!

Treat box by Tracey Nelson. This box was created by putting together two SU! Scallop Envelopes together. So darn cute. I also learned that the trio of snowflakes from Christmas Punches coordinates with SU!'s Boho Blossoms punch. How cool is that?! Love it.

This Rudolf card aka the "SU!'s Dasher stamp" was created by me. I got my layout and color inspiration from Kristina Werner.

Patterened Pines by Kathy Lancetti. It was fun to create the hills of snow using the Texturz Plates. Gives the card a lot of dimension and depth.

Both Delightful Decorations cards are by Connie White. Love the versatility of this set. With the slight change in color palette gives the cards a completely different feel. Loved adding the little bits of bling by using a two-way glue pen and some dazzling diamonds glitter.

Beware Pirates Card/Envelope by Theresa Argonza-Gomez. The multiple layers of distressed cardstock and twill tape really pulled the look of this card together. This card was very cool.

Thanks everyone for an evening of stampin' fun! Big thanks to Kathy for hosting the shoebox swap in her home. Can't wait to have another shoebox swap.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cousins #2

Landon got me out of bed at his usual time, 3:30am. I went to make his bottle but he faked me out...all he wanted was his pacifier. So here I am, posting a few pictures from last Saturday.

Celebrating Ryan's 7th birthday. So Cal Cousins (from left to right):
Luke, Canaan, Ryan,(Chae, the one playing with fire), Ashley Corbin, Charlotte, Landon.

Landon was able to rollover with a little help. Won't be long before he can do it on his own.

It's now 4:08am, going to check on the little one and try to go back to bed. He must be asleep...the house is very quiet.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Landon @ 3.5 month update

We took Landon in for his check-up with Dr. Stephanie Whang earlier this week and the Landon boy was a riot in the office. First, he decided to "P. Freely" when Norman took his diaper off and when the nurse was giving him some oral meds...he projected some of his last meal. Oh boy!

Other than being a boy. He is growing. Just nine weeks ago he weighed 9 pounds 12 ounces and this week he weighs 13 pounds 12 ounces (he has more than doubled his birth weight). He grew another 3.5" and is 25.25 inches long. He now wears 6 month clothing.

He continues to smile and coo's when we talk to him. It is a joy when Landon laughs when we make funny faces and shower him with kisses. He no longer sleeps in the bassinet in our bedroom and sleeps in his crib. The transition was easier for him than it was for me. The first night in his crib, I must have stared into the video monitor all night. I'm all good now.

He loves playing in his crib, kicks his legs and swings his arms, makes funny happy faces and coo's when the mobile above him is on. So darn cute.

Landon can hold his hands together and loves to stick them in his mouth. Just loves to stick them into his mouth. If we take the one hand away...the other one instantly goes in. Most recently, he found his feet...just waiting for the toes to go into his mouth.

We still can't tell who Landon looks like. What do you think? I've set up a poll at the top of my blog. Please vote.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Patterned Pines

This card was completely lifted from the back of SU!'s Holiday Mini Catalog. I just used a star brad vs. stamping it and cutting it out. So much fun to make. I made these for a card exchange for one of my stamp groups.