Saturday, June 27, 2009

As 16 yrs. Flash By!

Flash forward 16 yrs...
You often hear people comment how fast time passes by. I know that I live this daily! I still can't figure out how we went from 1st time parents with so much to learn to now having our first baby girl turn Sweet 16 today! I knew it was coming when she got her learner's permit and started driving me places, but it still is one of those WOW moments. Kylie (our 14 yr. old) and I decorated her hand-me down Mazda Protege last night and we added a ton of balloons this morning. It was a fun surprise. I will  try to post some photos of the birthday "princess" checking out the artwork on the windows. 

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Getting Crafty with Paper and a Knife

With a craft knife, cutting mat and some designer patterned paper, you can craft cool card designs. This is just one example showing you how you can make the most of your papers and jumpstart the cardmaking process. This card also uses one of my favorite new Stampin’ Up!® sets called Great Friend. 

If you love the look of this card, you're running out of time to order some of the accessories used to make this. These last chance accessories  from Stampin' Up!® will only be available until June 30th, or while supplies last. The Bella Birds designer series paper, button bouquet designer buttons and pink striped ribbon are retiring. To view my video demonstration of this card, check the Glue Arts website. It is scheduled to be posted by the end of July! 

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Blooming Idea for a Special Birthday

Here is a cool way to use your flowers and floral punches. For this Flowerful 50th birthday card, I used the Boho Blossoms punch to create the first numeral and layered flowers for the zero. It is just one more way you can have fun with your punches and flower embellishments. I made a coordinating gift box to go along with the card. I used items from the Pretties Kit to dress it up and rimmed the lid of the box with ribbon. The patterned paper is one of my favorites and only available until the end of this month from Stampin’ Up!®. You can order online from my website or send me an email. The designer paper is Bella Birds. Check back this week. I will also be posting a card created with this collection. And soon you can view an online video showing you how to make it at

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sign Up for my CHA Craft Supershow Class!

Most of you who have been involved in crafting have heard of the CHA tradeshow that happens twice a year in the Craft and Hobby Industry. It is where craft manufacturer’s role out their summer and winter releases and buyer’s decide on which products and lines will appear in their retail and online stores. This year the show is in Orlando, FL — how exciting — just a little over an hour’s drive from my house in Melbourne! Following the industry show, there will be a 2 day event open to CONSUMERS, called the CHA Craft Supershow, and I will be teaching a class for Glue Arts. You can go online to register for this class, only $15 and quite a deal. It will be held on Saturday, August 1st from 9 - 11 am. Tickets for the show are sold for 1 day and 2-day passes. Click here for a list of retailers offering discounts on admission and check out the list of craft exhibitors & activities here. For general information about the show, visit the website.

Just look at this adorable Flip Flap Purse/Album that I will teach you how to make. I have included some additional photos showing it unfolded and one close up that are not shown on the CHA Supershow website. All class supplies for this project are included. We just suggest bringing a pair of scissors for assembly. It is also a great opportunity to try out Glue Arts’ adhesives. So all my fellow Florida stamp and scrap pals, be sure to sign up so I can have some familiar faces in my class! And designer friends who are traveling to CHA, be sure to sign up, too! I am so excited about this event and hope to see you there! Only 75 spots available, so sign up as soon as possible!