Thursday, August 30, 2007

SU Goodies

I promise that this is the last one for the night and then off to bed for me. I got my first order of supplies/toys from SU today. I've had fun with my kit, but a girl needs accessories and I had to order from the Winter Mini that will be available to customers September 1. I also got the Haunting Halloween set so that I could demo it at my parties in September. Stampin' Up! has a great special going on in September if you spend $30, you can get one of several sets for 30% off. Man they pamper their customers! Check out my goodies because you will be seeing creations from them soon. Can't wait to play with those In-Colors!


Plumeria Flowers

So, for those of you that know me, you know that I have a yellow thumb. I don't kill all my plants, but I don't have beautiful gardens that I dream of. Last year, my husband's co-worker brought us a branch off his Plumeria plant. I looked at Chris wondering how long it would take me to kill this thing too. Well... with a little love and all of God's rain this summer I have kept this thing alive. I keep it in the driveway right in front of where I park my car so that I can remember to keep it watered and the past few days have been really exciting. Most of the time it's a green stalk with a few leaves coming out of it and a few brown ones on the ground. A few days ago this bud stalk thingy started to grow out of the top. Each day it's gotten bigger and yesterday the buds grew and looked pink on the outside. (Now remember that I kill most plants, so I didn't bother to ask what color flower would grow on this thing.) I went around all day today telling everyone that my Plumeria plant was growing pink flowers and check out what I saw when I got home today
Yellow! Yes that's right, not pink at all like the bud behind them shows to be. But let me tell you that these are the prettiest and sweetest smelling flowers every. They remind me of being in Hawaii where we got married. I did a little zooming in the flowers so that you could see how pretty they were. Now comes the fun part of being outside trying to take pictures of my flowers. Sadie, our black lab, had to come play out front too. It's funny that she has a huge backyard to play in all day long, but seems to save all her energy for when we get home. She was running around the front yard like a mad woman until she figured out that I was taking pictures. I guess I've made her sit still for too many pictures that she now needs to have her picture taken every time the camera comes out. So here is Sadie trying to look cute for the camera. While Sadie is posing, the kitties decide to come out from inside the garage and get attention too. Here is Tessa rolling on the concrete like she loves to do. Can you tell that she's lost weight since becoming an outside kitty? She used to be even fatter if you can believe that! Well, SC couldn't miss out on getting attention too, but she doesn't like to get all the licks that Sadie likes to give her, so she kept popping in and out of the garage. This is all that I could catch of her. If you look really closely you will see her little nose and whiskers sticking out. Both kitties have become so much friendlier since going outside. Good thing, because I like having my laundry room back! Well that's enough animal and flower talking for me. I promise that this weekend I will have more stamping to show. Stay tuned!


Kellie's Cards

My sister-in-law began her third year of teaching this week and I could not let her do it without creating a 'Good Luck' card. I just love how cute the Teachabella is and how non-traditional she is with her heels and cute hair. This one says 'Good Luck' on the inside, but I also made her a set with 'thanks a bunch' on the inside. Kellie always says that she can't have enough thank you cards, so I made her some cute ones to start the year off with. I choose red and black because Red Raiders have to stick together in this town of Longhorns! Plus it looked really good with the chalkboard look for the alpha-background.

Stamps: Alphabits, Teachabella from Stamping Bella,
Paper: Red, Black, & White
Ink: Basic Black, White
Accessories: White Grosgrain Ribbon, Prismacolor Markers, SU Pastels, Dimensionals

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Birthday RAKs

I have been so busy that I haven't had a chance to stop and thank Jackie Randolph and Tammy Miller(from my bellaholics group) for the beautiful Bella birthday cards. I was so excited to get these and feel so bad that it's taken me so long to get them up here. Please take a minute to check out their creations and how cute they are! I definitely have to get more Bellas! Thanks for making my birthday even more special Jackie and Tammy!


Thursday, August 23, 2007

New Colors

I decided to change things up and use new colors for my blog. What do you think? Is it hard to read, easier, or about the same??? I just felt like it was time to update. I hope to do some stamping tonight, so check back tomorrow for more creations.


Monday, August 20, 2007

Baby Card

I love, love, love, love my new Cuttlebug! It is so much fun to play with and I love finished product. But, I did learn to use good paper and not cheap paper when it comes to the Cuttlebug. If you use thin paper it tends to tear on the deep embossing.

This card is way late, but I still wanted to create something for my husband's cousin's third child. They now have a little girl and two little boys. Those little boys are going to have so much fun together. Hopefully there next one is a little girl because I know how much Morgan would love a little sister! I wasn't crazy about this elephant at first, but it is so cute!!! My inspiration for this card came from Jen's challenge. Go check out her creations, because they are wonderful!!!


Stamps: Year after Year
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Bashful Blue, Mint Melody, Barely Banana
Accessories: Corner Rounder, SU Pastels, Cuttlebug, Grosgrain Ribbon

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Keith Birthday

Tomorrow is our good friend Keith's birthday. I created this card especially for him since I know that he will appreciate the great colors in it. Go Red Raiders! Can you tell that I'm playing with my new stamps and ink that I got with my starter kit from Stampin' Up? I am normally not a big user of wheels, but I love how well this wheel goes with the Year After Year set. This card may get there a few days late, but there is lots of love and creation that went behind making it. I will have to do more versions of this card, but in other colors.


Stamps: Year After Year, Hot to Dot wheel
Paper: White, Black, Real Red
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black
Accessories: SU Marker, Paper Piercer, brads, Dimensionals

Cuttlebug/Engagement Card

It's a shame that I've had my Cuttlebug for 4 days and this is the first time I've actually been able to use it. It is so much fun and I can't wait to keep creating! Here is my first(of many) creation with the Cuttlebug. My cousin Autumn got engaged a few weeks ago and I have been trying to come up with a cute card idea. I saw this ring embellishment in JoAnn's the other day and thought it would go perfect with the 'sparkle' saying from Warm Words.

It doesn't show up as well in this picture, but the embellishment does sparkle. I really need to get the oval punch because it would go great with the Warm Words.

I used a sheer pink ribbon to keep with the pink theme.


Stamps: Word Words
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Sheer Pink Ribbon, Jolee's Embellishment, Corner Rounder

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Pirate Time

On Thursday, our department put on a district wide training and found a way to incorporate a Pirate theme. We needed some thank you cards for some important people that helped make the day special. It was quite a challenge to come up with pirate cards since I didn't have time to get in that really cute SU pirate set. Thankfully JoAnn's had a few things in their dollar section that I could use. The skulls on the felt were actually slap bracelets that I dissected.


Birthday Surprise

In case you hadn't seen my counter, Friday was my 27th birthday. We went up to Fort Worth to visit my family and my brother had this wonderful surprise for me.

I have been wanting a big star for our back porch, but everything here is Austin is associated with the Longhorns. :( How excited am I that I get to show off my Red Raider spirit!!! Go Tech!!

~ Wendy

Pink Set for Mom

This is the pink set that I created for my mom. She loved them and I hope her co-workers like them too!


Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Purple TY Set

So I did get around to finishing one of the projects for my Mom and get it posted on here. My mom loved the exploding boxes that I made for all the secretaries at work, that she had me make some for her. She said that one of the ladies loves purple, and as a purple lover myself, this was the easiest card and box to make. The bottom of the box says 'Thanks So Much' and the box is filled with candy. Stay tuned to tomorrow night for another creation.


Stamps: Polka Dots & Paisley, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Lovely Lilac, Green Galore, YoYo Yellow
Paper: Lovely Lilac, White, Lavender Lace
Accessories: Sheer White Ribbon, Paper Piercer, Corner Rounder, Pop-up Dots

Mel's Moo Card

A few weeks ago I created this card for my best buddy Mel. I love the way it turned out with the glitter and pink. For some reason I just didn't see these cows as just plain old black and white cows, but as pink and glittery ones. I really need to use glitter more often! I think I ended up with more glitter on me than I did on the card. Does that ever happen to anyone else? The single cow image is up on pop-dots

Stamps: Very Punny
Ink: Black
Paper: Black, White, Bright Pink(all non SU)
Accessories: White and Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Corner Rounder, Black Marker, Pop-Dots

SU Demo

Okay, so I know that it has been forever since I posted anything, but I've been busy with house guests and my husband's reunion. Exciting news... I am officially a Stampin' Up demonstrator!!! I signed and mailed my paperwork Saturday and they emailed me all my info today. I cannot wait to get my starter kit with my new stamping stuff. I even have several parties lined up for the next few months. I've done some stamping last night and tonight so I hope to get those up here tonight. It's amazing I got anything done besides playing on the SU Demo website tonight.


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