Wednesday, May 30, 2012

June lia sophia Specials

Summer is finally here (although it has felt like it for quite some time now).  I wanted to share with you the June Gems.  Lots of wonderful lia sophia specials.  
The Laguna is my favorite piece in the catalog.  Do you have yours yet?  Mine is in the mail.  So EXCITED!  Get yours today for just $5 when you book a party in June.

Look at all of the awesome benefits you get for hosting in June.  20% of your show sales in free jewelry, 4 bonus items, and 2 half price items.

What's even better than hosting a party, joining my team.  If you have your starter show in June and sign up for this great opportunity, you will get Curio for free.  Check out the details.

If you have any questions about the business, hosting a party, or just placing an order let me know.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Owl Miss You

My daughter had her last gymnastics performance and we wanted to give her teacher a card. I made this card using the Hoot and Holler Cricut Lite cartridge.  The cartridge has a lot of really cute images and sayings on it.  Good for many occasions.  I also used the Best Friends Cricut Imagine Cartridge for all of the paper.  This is such an easy way to coordinate all of the paper without having to root though all of you scraps to find there perfect match.  I popped up the sentiment with some Stampin' Up! dementionals and inked all of the edges with Brushed Corduroy from Tim Holtz.  Then, to top it all off, I added a Stampin' Up! flower button.
Here is the little owl on the inside of the card.  
I think my favorite paper from the cartridge is the clouds.  I love clouds.

Happy Craftin' and make sure you check out Sarah Hamer's blog for Link Up Tuesday.  There are a lot of talented crafts people you can find there.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Yeah, unmounted stamps = more room for more stuff :)

I have moved all of my scrapbooking/crafting supplies to one of my spare bedrooms.  In doing so I realized that I have WAY too much stuff.  I sold/donated some of the stuff, but I still do not have enough space.  So I needed to get creative with my space.  In a previous post my hubby and I made a clip it up for my plethora of stickers and such.  One of the other things I decided to do was convert all of my wood mount Stampin' Up! stamps to cling mount.  Here is how I did it.  (I really need to start posting videos instead of taking all of these pictures - one of the many things on my To Do List).

Here is the storage space before. Now I do have more stamps, but this is all that would "fit" here.
So here is one of the wood mount stamps pre-convert.
First, pull the rubber away from the gray foam.  If you have any issues you can nuke it in the microwave for 3 sec or so, but I didn't have any trouble with mine.  (So what do you think of those nails??)
Here is what it looks like when it if removed.
I used cling mount foam from Stampin' Up! 
Just peel the paper back and put the rubber onto the stick side of the cling mount foam.
Next I used a hot knife to cut the foam cling mount foam around the stamp. 
The knife cut like butter.
Now I have about 100 wood blocks to find sometime to do with.  Let me know if you guys have any good ideas.  I have come up with at least one that I will be showing in another post.
I put the converted into Stampin' Up!s Bulk Clear Mount Stamp Cases.  Now look at all of the room it saved.  LOVE IT!!

If you guys need any Stampin' Up! supplies you have seen, send me a message and I can put in an order for you and directly ship it to your house.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Here Kitty, Kitty - Shape Card

Here is another shape card that I made with, you guessed it, Create A Critter cartridge from Cricut.  These are so much fun.  I want to just keep making these shape cards all day. 
 The card stock was just from my stash (I think the dark pink might be Pink Passion - retired - from Stampin' Up!).  I inked around the kitty with Tim Holtz - Antique Linen.
 I added a little bling that I also had in my stash which I think added just the perfect little touch.  This card is going to be for my niece's 14th birthday (gosh I am getting old).
 For the envelope I used Making Memories - Passport paper.  I thought that the pink color was perfect not to mention the little postal sayings.
 I used my Martha Stewart - Score Board to score my envelope.  I made it to fit a 6"x6" card (a little bigger, but better than a little too small).
Here is what the enveloped looked like all complete.

Hope you feel inspired to make a few shape cards.  Happy Craftin'

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I have a DREAM...

I posted a little about this on my Facebook page earlier this week.  I have a DREAM for my husband to be a stay-at-home daddy for our daughter.  He has worked so hard all of his life and he deserves a change of pace and my daughter deserves a daddy.  My husband has not been in the best of health and the laborious work he has to do on a day-to-day basis is just making life hard.

He was laid off from work for about a month and a half recently and I realized just how wonderful it was to have him be home with our daughter.  He does many of the chores, takes care of the kiddo, runs errands, and so much more.  He is such a great daddy.

Well, the way my DREAM can (and will) become a reality is to book an average of 2 lia sophia jewelry parties a week.  By doing this, I can bring in enough income to pay the bills my full-time job itself doesn't cover and have a bit of fun money to do family things. buy scrapbook supplies (a definite must), and allow my hubby to participate in his hobbies.

If you are interested in booking a lia sophia party, let me know.  If you don't live in my area and would like to book a catalog party that would be wonderful too.  I am also having charity parties for Dress for Success if you are not really interested in jewelry but would like to give to a great cause.

Well that is my DREAM.  What is yours?  I would love to hear from you.  Maybe we can even help each other out.  Who knows.

Happy Craftin' and Dreaming.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Bark in the Park - Doggie Shape Cards

Here are two of the doggie cards I made using the Create a Critter cartridge from Cricut.  Are they just too cute?!?!  They were so easy to put together.  I added a little Tim Holtz Antique Linen inking around the edges and Pine Needles to the collars.  I finished the color off with some pink bling squares I had in my stash.

Everyone that sponsored my family for Bark in the Park is getting one of these.  I am at about 42% of my goal right now.  If you are interested in donating to this cause, please visit my page by clicking here.

Don't forget to check out Sarah Hamer Designs at the Pink Cricut Blog.  Here link up party is alway fun.  Love seeing what other people are creating.

Thanks and until next time.