FMU90- A Fresh Color Challenge and a Sneak Peek!

After a two week challenge, we are back with a new fun inspiration photo at The Friday Mashup! This picture reminds me of downtown San Antonio right now! All the lights on the river and just breath taking! So here is the “Mashup” Challenge: Make a project using “Snowflakes“. Or Make a project with the …

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A Very Pinterest Christmas…

Hi everybody! I’ve been gone for a while, just enjoying the season with my family… How was your Christmas?   This year, there was a theme to everything we did and ate; PINTEREST! I thought I would share with you the “pins” that helped make our Christmas wonderful this year!   First, the food! I …

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Are you feeling the crunch?

Only a few more days!! And I’m still working! Today is our last day of school, and I have so much to do to get ready for Christmas! Ahhh! If you’re like me a need a few last minute gift ideas, don’t forget to check out my Christmas 2012 Project Planner. Here are a few …

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HSS #149- Baby Wipes?!

It’s technique week at Hand Stamped Sentiments! These challenges always makes me step out of my comfort zone! This week is no different; Baby Wipe Technique? Never tried it, but I dug out our long lost pack of wipes form the back of the car and went to town!      I also used the …

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No Peeking!

Still trying to get a handle on my emotions this morning as I head back to my 1st Grade classroom. We received an awesome email from our principal last night that again opened the floodgates (did they ever close??)… And, it also brought to the forefront what my littles might be saying and asking this …

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Join Me

Today is the last day to take advantage of Stampin’ Up’s incredible Ink/Starter Kit promotion!   And, I’m going to SWEETEN the deal! If you sign up today, and purchase the starter kit TODAY, I’m going to send you this bundle for FREE: Holiday Keepsake Ornament Bundle       Already have it? How about the Apothecary …

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A New Reality

I’m having a very hard time today doing anything productive. Yesterday’s horrific events in Newtown, CT have me almost paralyzed. To go on with mundane activities, or even Christmas shopping or creating, seems offensive.     I’ve been a public school Kindergarten and 1st Grade teacher for 15 years. We’ve practiced these “bad guy in …

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The Friday Mashup # 89- A little late…

  I’m a day late with this week’s Friday Mashup! Not because it wasn’t done, but because I was having MAJOR technical difficulties! But, alas, all is fixed and without further ado, here is this week’s Friday Mash Up!   So here is the “Mashup” Challenge: Make a project using” Heat Embossing”. Or Make a …

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Clearance Rack Blitz!!

It’s Back!! Stampin’ Up Clearance Rack Blitz!!   Do not wait, the good stuff runs out FAST!! Believe me from my own past disappointment!! Ha! A few highlights:   1 1/4″ Circle Punch – $5.79   12 X 12″ Textured Cardstock Pack- $4.79 8 1/2″ X 11″ 2010 In Color Cardstock- $2.79 Alphabet Simple Letters Bigz …

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December Artisan Design Team Project 3- Rainbow Note Cards

   I love this little note card set! It combines all my favorite things! And, it was a cinch to make! Before I started, I thought about who I was going to make it for. This time of year, I am making gifts right and left, but this wasn’t a Christmas Themed Gift… So I …

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December Artisan Design Team Project 2- I (Heart) Art!

  My second projects for this month’s Artisan Design Team is a scrapbook page. The box of goodies we received this month inclued the Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper. this is my very favorite DSP in the catalog! I LOVE it to death!! So, of course, I had to go all RAINBOW with my …

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HSS148- Thanks a Ton!

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a simple one! Thank You! Yep, that’s it! Make a Thank You card/project!     When I first saw the SU Spring Catalog, this little suite of products was the thing that stood out to me the most! I couldn’t want to get my hands on it! …

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December Artisan Design Team Project 1- MDS Journal

This month, Stampin’ Up sent the Artisan Design Team and amazing box! Full of LOTS of amazing things! But, my first projects was not created with what was in the box. It was created using what they sent us digitally! We got two digital downloads: Good Life Journal Template and Freehand Phrases. So, I opened …

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My Family Christmas Card

OK, I’ve got a confession to make. I have not sent out Christmas Cards since 2005. Yes, she who makes cards on a daily basis has not sent out any!! I am such a fraud!! LOL! It’s just by the time I get around to it, I am so burned out on Christmas and don’t …

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Friday Mash Up 89- Sketchy

Welcome back to The Friday Mash Up! I was excited to come up with a sketch for this week’s challenge! I LOVE sketches and almost never create with out one in front of me. I came up with this month’s sketch based on another card I had made. It’s a fun card (and yes, it …

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Artisan Design Team Blog Hop- Christmas Edition

Hi everybody! Welcome to the December Stampin’ Up Artisan Design Team blog hop! I am so excited to show my creation this month! You’ve probably just arrived from Cindy Beach’s blog.  I am blown away by her amazing technique and beautiful card! My December  project is pretty big! It just kind of evolved from something simple and …

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More Coffee?

I mentioned last week that I was using the Dollar Tree Coffee Mugs as one of our Stamp Club projects this month. Here is the final version… It’s Hybrid!    The DSP and sentiment were made in My Digital Studio!  The stamped image is from Morning Cup. We stamped it on Crumb Cake and cut …

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My Monochromatic Friend… (HSS147)

Every time I say the word Monochromatic, I think of THIS movie scene.  Ha! I love Madagascar! So, today our challenge at HSS is just that, MONOCHROMATIC! Love it!     I went with Rel Red as my main color. Now, I did throw in a little black… oh and maybe a little orange too.. …

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December- Time to Celebrate!

It’s December 1st! Yay! What an exciting time of the year! My house is ready, most of my shopping is done and today is my combined December Stamp Club! Now, if it would just get cold outside, I could really get in the Christmas mood!   This month’s Stampin’ Celebration challenge is so pretty! It’s …

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Friday Mash Up 87- Sending Latte Love!

Hey everybody!! It’s Friday! Woot! My favorite day of the week!! That means it’s also time for The Friday Mash Up, and I’m super excited because I actually succeeded at MASHING the two challenges! it’s been weeks since I was able to pull that off! You can choose to make a project using this gorgeous …

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Say It Ain’t So!!!

Today is the LAST DAY! I feel like the Online Extravaganza just started! Boo   Today is the last day and there are three EXCLUSIVE items that are only on sale today:   Stack and Store Caddy- 27.96     Clear Block Bundle-$53.56   Clear Block Storage Caddy– $13.56   Some other things (not all, …

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HSS 146- Deck the Halls!

So are you in the “Christmas Mood” yet? I’m starting to get there… I actually listened to Christmas music today! So, just in time for us to get in gear with all the holiday hoopla, HSS has a wonderful inspiration photo for us this week!     I kept it pretty simple. I focused on …

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Welcome to the Family!

    Cyber Monday- I can barley stand it! Although I am mostly done with my Christmas Shopping, the FRENZY still sucks me in!!   Don’t forget that SU’s Online Extravaganza is still going on!!   To see all the Holiday Extravaganza specials, click on the flyer below  SHOP NOW   When you purchase $50 from my …

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Friday Mash Up #86- thinking outside the box!

Oh my goodnes! I’m LATE with this week’s FMU POST! Eek! I thought I had scheduled it.. I was traveling yesterday from Memphis to San Antonio.. a 13 hour drive… with three kids and a dog! Am I forgiven???? Hi everyone! I LOVE this week’s FMU challenge! Use a NON Christmas Stamp to create a …

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