Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Good Friday!

Oh man! It has been over a month since my last post, I'm slacking! I had went to a church event to help promote my buisness but not many people were there! I think it's because we never told everyone that you had to enter through the back. Oops! While I was there I saw a vendor who was selling nice baby products!

It's called "Sweetsation Therapy'. They sell all Organic baby products, and stuff for mommies too! They have everything from Morning sickness Lip balm (helps lessen morning sickness and motion sickness), Stretch Mark Cream for mommies, Baby Massage Oils, even shampoo that is supposed to help your baby's hair grow longer! Check 'em out!

Audrey had gotten a bad ear infection, all three of us girls caught a terrible cold that plagued us for two weeks. High fevers and a cough, exhaustion was the word for the month!

I have been working on making a scrapbook for the girls. It's turning out pretty cute, I got two pages done... but I want to perfect it before I post it online! It just feels like it still needs something.

The girls keep me so busy, I can't believe how much I DIDN'T get done last month. Well here are some cards I managed to sneak in between their naps (and mine)!


Stamp Sets: Botanical Blooms SAB
Cardstock: Whisper White, Mellow Moss, Shimmery White.
Stamp Pads: Close to cocoa.
SU! Watercolor crayons for flowers and grass.
Ribbon: Retired Groovy Guava Stitched.
The Big Shot Die cut machine
Top Note Die Cut

I never finished this one... It needs something at the top but I can't figure out what! I had a scallop at the top and it looked like a little donut shop, but I'm not quite sure if I liked it!

Stamp Sets: Comfort Food Hostess Set
Cardstock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Designer Series Paper SAB
Stamp Pads: Pacific Point (sponged)
Ribbon: Retired
SU! Markers and Aquapen
Gold Brads
The Big Shot Die Cut Machine
Movers and Shapers Curly Label Die Cut
Punch: Curly Label Punch Bundle

Here is a wooden box I made at my moms last downline meeting!

I purchased the box and background paper from Michaels. The flowers, Ribbon and pens/green paper were also purchased from Michaels. This was more-so a crafty project rather than SU! based. The pearl was from the SU! Pretties Kit and the K was from the Serif Essentials Alphabet die cut. I used Pretty in Pink Card stock and ran it through the Xyron Sticker maker on both front and back, Putting Dazzling Diamonds SU! glitter on the front. SU! sanding block helps smooth the edges of the box where the card stock isn't exactly even with it.


Stamp Sets: A good Egg, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Card stock: Gable Green, Whisper White, Ruby Red, and Only Orange
Stamp Pads: Basic Black, Gable Green, Chocolate Chip.
SU! Watercolor Markers and Blender Pen
Glitter: Dazzling Diamonds
SU! White Jumbo Eyelets
Punches: Large Oval, Scalloped oval, Scallop Edge
Daffodil was bought from Michaels Craft store.
Ribbon: White Taffeta

This one is from my twin daughters to their daddy. They colored the Easter eggs themselves and even used the Aquapen to blend it! (With my help and complete supervision of course... 7 month olds tend to chew on the watercolor pencils more than use them!)

Stamp Sets: A Good Egg, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Only Orange, Barely Banana, Sage Shadow, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Lavender Lace
Stamp Pads: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Only Orange (sponged)
SU! Watercolor Markers and Aquapen
Punches: Scallop Oval, Trio Flower

I think it is missing some ribbon, no card is complete without it! I will have to add some if it wont look too busy! Till next time, blessings!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Open house!

Hey everyone! Thank you for all of the comments and nice things said! Unfortunately I am not sure how to comment back to anyone, I am still trying to figure that one out! I haven't done much stamping, due to my lack of sleep. The girls have decided that napping during the daytime is unnecessary and that they should wake up every two hours during the night! So any spare time me or my mother get, consists of a lot of sleep!

I did manage to make one card! I was just messing around with paperclips and a cool stamp set called 'seaside'. I was just seeing what I could make with it, and I think it turned out pretty cool!


Stamp Sets: Seaside, Warm Words
Cardstock: Bashful blue, Very vanilla, Close to cocoa.
Stamp Pads: Close to cocoa, Versamark.
Swirls: Paperclips remolded
SU! Markers and Aquapen
Glitter: Dazzling Diamonds
Gold Brads
Punches: Word window, Large oval.
Pearlex powder (Retired SU!)

That was the only card I made myself this week. I am planning to make more, and make creative business cards! My mother did happen to have an open house and I helped her with some of the samples. It went very well for her. I would like to do some classes once I have a better client base and I am not so shy! I have so much to learn still, I feel like an amateur!

Here are some samples from the open house. We did base some of our ideas off of samples we saw on other blogs! We can't take all the credit! :]

This one in particular was to show off SU! die cuts and the new corduroy buttons!


Stamp Sets: Thank you Kindly
Card Stock: Ridinghood Red, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss
Stamp Pads: Chocolate chip (sponged edges)
Ribbon: Chocolate Taffeta
Brad: Chocolate Chip corduroy brad
Die Cut: Daisy, Little Leaves
The big shot to do the dies!

Showing off SU! Rubons! (With White Taffeta ribbon)


This was a box we made with the #2 box die!


Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Word set is retired!
Card Stock: Bashful Blue
Stamp Pads: Versamark
Ribbon: Chocolate Taffeta
Glitter: Fine Cosmo glitter
Heat and Stick Powder
Die Cut: #2 box die
The big shot to do the die cuts!

This is just a little 3x3 card my mom created for her customers to make!


Stamp Sets: Short and Sweet
Card Stock: Ridinghood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Summer Sun
Stamp Pads: Ridinghood Red, Basic Black
Embosslit: Simple Flower, Sweetest Stem
The Big Shot to do the die cuts!
SU! Pretties Kit- Pearl

This is just a little candy holder my mom created! We borrowed the idea from a swap at leadership!


Stamp Sets: Love you much, Flower Fancy
Card Stock: Baja Breeze, Bella Rose DSP, Shimmery White
Stamp Pads: Ridinghood Red, Baja breeze
Ribbon: Ridinghood Red Taffeta
Punch: Scallop Edge
SU! Pretties Kit Pearl.

I will try to get my butt in gear on making new cards, if the girls let me! :]

Saturday, February 28, 2009

New found love!

So, I have started experimenting with the SU! 'eyelet border' punch. It is too cute! I have never really been into punches, but I think I need to tap into that world a little more! There are so many things to create, I don't know where to start!
Since I am just starting out, it is nice having my mom around. She has been a demonstrator for 12 years, so she has everything under the sun! She has so many ideas!

Anyway- I am proud to say I thought of these two cards on my own! :D


Stamp Sets: Embrace life, Just buzzin' by, Cute and Curly
Card Stock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, So Saffron
Stamp Pads: Basic Black
Ribbon: Kraft Taffeta
Punch: Eyelet border
SU! Watercolor pencils and blender pen
Glitter: Dazzling Diamonds
Embellishment: Filigree


Stamp Sets: Pun Fun, Simply Said
Card Stock: Barely Banana, Basic Black,Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink
Stamp Pads: Basic Black, Barely Banana
Ribbon: Pretty in Pink Grosgain
Punch: Eyelet border
SU! Watercolor Pencils and blender pen
Glitter: Dazzling Diamonds

As for Music...

I have been listening to more of the Ambient music recently. Its neat to listen to music with words you cant understand. It shows that music is more than words, its emotion and expression! Here is one from Sigur Ros. It is Icelandic/ Hopelandic music. Hopelandic (by definition) is *not an actual language people speak, as it lacks a consistent grammar structure, word meaning, or even distinct words*. Cool huh?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Okay, So I have the cards to put up! I don't have the best camera, so the lighting is bad, but you can still see the cards pretty well!


Stamp sets: 'Time Well Spent' (Retired, Sadly), the saying is from 'Curvy Verses'.
Card stock: Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Whisper White.
Stamp Pads: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip.
Ribbon: Chocolate Taffeta.
Flowers were stamped on the Whisper White card stock, and were chalked in with the Stampin' Up! 'Stampin' Pastels'.


Stamp sets: 'Heartfelt Thanks', 'Love you much'
Card Stock: Whisper white, Very Vanilla, and Garden Green
Stamp Pads: Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Barely Banana, Chocolate Chip
Ribbon: Ridinghood Red Taffeta
'Pretties Kit'- Flowers


Stamp Sets: 'Simply Said', 'Close As A Memory', 'Heartfelt Thanks'
Card Stock: Pale Plum, Mellow Moss, Barely Banana, Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa.
Stamp Pads: Pale Plum, Versa Mark (with Stampin' Pastels on butterflies), Mellow Moss, Apricot Appeal, Chocolate Chip.
Ribbon: Gold Organdy (Retired!)
Glitter: Dazzling Diamonds.


Stamp Sets: 'Embrace Life'
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Barely Banana, Chocolate Chip, Apricot Appeal, Tangerine Tango, Real Red.
Stamp Pads: Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana.
Ribbon: Gold Organdy (Retired)
Brads: Gold
Stampin' Dimensionals (To raise flowers off of card stock)

These two next ones were made from my mom for my birthday! She is also a SU! Demonstrator!


Stamp Set: 'Cute and Cuddly', saying 'Short and Sweet'
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Kiwi Kiss, Ridinghood Red
Stamp Pads: basic Black, Ridinghood Red
Ribbon: Ridinghood Red Taffeta
SU! Watercolor Pencils and Blending pen
Glitter: Dazzling Diamonds


Stamp Set: Unsure? Not SU!
Card stock: Garden Green, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla, Cameo Coral, Summer Sun, Old olive
Stamp Pads: Ruby Red (daubered over flowers)
Ribbon: Very Vanilla Grosgrain
'Pretties Kit': Pearls
Die Cuts: Cherry Blossom, Simple Flower, Sweetest Stem, Texture Die Backgrounds 1
Sizzix Big Shot: Lifesaving Die-cut machine!

My First Entry

Hello everyone! This is my first post on here. My name is Keri and I am a Stampin' Up Demonstrator. The purpose for my site is to show off all of the neat cards I make, and maybe make a few friends who like to stamp (or are interested in stamping) too! First off, I am a mother of six month old twins. Their names are Maryjane and Audrey. It's pretty rough raising two at once, but when it's possible I like to do a little self indulgence and tap into my creative side! I am a new demonstrator who had just signed up for Stampin' Up, and I do not know many other people! I would like to gain experience and see other peoples ideas. So, if you have a stampin site full of ideas and come across mine, I would LOVE to see your page! Thanks!

Here is a recent picture of my girls


That is Audrey Lynne!


Here is Maryjane!

Sorry, I don't know how to make the pictures any smaller! I will check back with pictures of my cards I create!