Friday, February 26, 2010

Abundant Hope

     Wow, what a busy month it has been!  We've been struggling with some not so great behaviors from our oldest son the last few weeks, but he seems to have settled down for now.  The last week has seen a great deal of my time spent at the hospital with my youngest son who developed an infection in a cut he got several weeks ago!  Not something I want to repeat!  I did, however, manage to squeeze in a little stamping time just before my monthly Card Club earlier this week.  I case'd (copy and share everything) this card from another Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  Would you believe the 'vase' is made using the ornament punch?  Other demonstrators have proven this punch to be very versatile.  I've seen it used to make faces and fish, as well.  How cute is that?  The stamp set is Abundant Hope from the Occassions Mini Catalog.
     I'm looking for someone to be a hostess during the month of March.  Are you interested in earning lots of FREE merchandise?  Now is you chance!  For every $50 spent you earn one free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!  If you host a workshop and your sales are at least $300, you can earn and extra set from the Sale-A-Bration catalog in addition to the normal hostess benefits.
     If you order on average $300 every 3 months, how about learning how to save money on those purchases?  If you become a demonstrator before the end of March, the starter kit is on sale 15% off the regular price.  Believe me, that's a huge savings!  You can contact me for more details, or go to my Stampin' Up! website for more information.  If you decide this is for you, all you have to do is click on 'Join My Team' on my website, and it will guide you through the steps.  My recruiter password is "God's Grace".  

Happy Stamping,

Twila

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

On Board Heart Books - Complete

     I promised I would share the On Board Heart Books when they were finished.  It's been really hectic around here lately, so I didn't finish by Valentine's Day, but here are samples of two of the completed books.  I wanted to send a message of God's Love and being together as a family.  Several different Designer Series Paper patterns were used.  This isn't a message just for Valentine's Day only.  I included pictures of our children on the day they were officially adopted, plus a more recent picture of all the kids together.  I used several different scripture passages, as well, that all convey the love we feel for our children, and that we want them to have. 
     If you would like to make something like this, Stampin' Up! has everything you need to decorate your special book.  Give me a call for more information at 221-0978.  I'll be glad to share all the details and techniques used, including punches and the Big Shot Dies.
     My next goal is to finish the surprise project using the Scallop Square Die and fabric, so keep checking back.

Happy Stamping,

Twila

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

On Board Heart Books

     Did you know that you can buy Chipboard Books from Stampin' Up! ?  The really unique part of this is that you can decorate your book according to your own taste!  There are shaped books and regular spiral bound books.  The hearts featured here are from the On Board Heart Book, that when finished, will be held together with a chain (provided).  I'm currently working on 6 of these books for my family for Valentine's Day.  The red pages will be for the cover and I'm using several different colors for the inside pages.  When I get it finished, I'll take a picture of the completed projects to share with you.
     I'm still working on the scallop square project.  I just haven't had time to finish.  The snow day yesterday and kids's appointments today really put me behind.  These have now become my "Late Night Stamper" projects.  Keep checking back for updates.

Happy Stamping,

Twila

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Scallop Squares...in fabric?


Scallop square...in fabric?  Why would I be cutting out fabric using Stampin' Up! Scallop Square Die?  Well, here is a sample of the fabric I am using for a very unique project.  No, I did not create this idea.  Another, very talented Stampin' Up! demonstrator found a way to expand the use of this die using fabric.  What did she create?  If you're a visiting demonstrator, you probably can guess.  If not, you'll just have to keep checking back to see what happens with all these scallop squares.  I think you'll like what you see!    Give me a few days to clear my sewing area a little and put these together; then come visit me again.  While you're waiting and anticipating, why not relax with some stamping, crafting, or scrapbooking.

Oh, and don't forget!  Now is a great time to place an order or host a workshop.  During Sale-A-Bration, you can earn FREE merchandise for every $50 ordered, and a workshop hostess can earn a Sale-A-Bration item for $300 in sales.  That's IN ADDITION TO merchandise earned as an individual.  Call me at 221-0978 for more details.

Happy STamping,

Twila