Friday, August 30

August SAS #9 & #10 (and Bonus!)

All good things must come to an end.... and here is the last of my cards to show you... I saved what I thought was the best for last...

Card #9 was soooo much fun to make. I wanted to use the new World Map stamp and my cute little animal babies.... so I combined them both and created this...

I call it The Power Of Two....

Card #10 is last but definitely not least....

I taught the gals how to make a Braided card and gave them the templet to take home too...
See what ya missed if you didn't make it
(or just let me know if you want a temple and I'll send you one!)

I call this Carbs Scmarbs
(dedicated to Kathy!!)

Hope you enjoyed the show this week!

One last bonus... you know I always try to do a Make n'Take for the gals...
and this time was no different.

I wanted them to get their hands on some product..
so using the new Envelope Framelits, the new Bow Gift Die,
and using just one sheet of Designer Series Paper to go home with
a great little matching set..
card, matching envelope and bow to go on top!

Think I'm gonna go nuts making all sorts of great matching sets..
makes it just too easy to do!

Thursday, August 29

August SAS #7 & #8

2 - 4 - 6 - 8 ... who do we appreciate????  You guys!!!

Card #7 Tickets are all the rage these days.... and this one is no exception...

Using a variety of the Admit One tickets, each were puzzled onto the card for a unique design.

The matching ribbon helps hide any flaws 
(did I say that outloud????)

Once again.. don't forget to peek inside...
you might find tickets to the theater or ballpark
that would make you SMILE!

Card #8 is what I call an "Envelope Card"... 
cuz that's what I did, used the Envelope
 as part of the card. 
It's embossed with the Mosaic embossing folder 
and the "flap" removed.

Then just created a note card to slide inside...

See how the edge is torn ragged to 
give it that elegant country look...
 ~ if ya believe that one I have some swamp land
in Florida you might be interested in!!

Wednesday, August 28

August SAS #5 & #6

The beat goes on....

Card #5   is made using the two solid flowers from Secret Garden.... in my favorite colors Bermuda Bay and Gumball Green.... andcheck out the new Chalk Talk words... perfect!

Can't forgert the inside too!

Card #6... you guessed it.. another I got from Swap Convention (are ya getting the idea???)
This is made with the Six Sided Something...
and look how clever the banner is slid inside the octogon

Definitely My Friend will get this one...
could be YOU!!!!

Tuesday, August 27

August SAS #3 & #4

As promised.. the anticipation grows for those of you who nissed out...

Card #3 is the Simply Set Kit in the SU Catalog... it's actually a "postcard" but ya know me.. I can't do anything normal... so I popped it up and added some matching card stock beind the "lattice"

Fabulous is What You Are
on the new Smoky Slate card stock:
A Million and One Thanks
on Wild Wasabi.
The kit comes complete with maching envelopes...
plus all bling and ribbon accessories..
such a deal!

Card #4 is another Swap from Convention.. I'm tellin' ya it was awesome to get so many great ideas from other Demonstrators...

This is made using Secret Garden and the Embossing Folder....
The Melon Mambo flowers are stamped with
Whisper White Embossing Ink.. gives it awesome texture...

love it love it love it.

Monday, August 26

August SAS #1 & #2

Whew.. that was fun! So I had my marathon Stamp-a-Stack this weekend.... both Friday night and Saturday.. we had a blast!  Wanted to take this week to show you the cards I had the gals make...

Card #1 features the Dahlia stamp... too simple and too much fun to "color".... the girls got their choice of Bermud Bay or Real Red....  and you know what makes me happy!!!

Card #2... another super simple card... using the new Script Embossing Folder and the Hello There stamp .... I love this card and the simplicity... it's exact copy from a Swap I got at Convention!!!
How fun is that!

Friday, August 23

Sweater Weather?

Are you ready for some Sweater Weather?... no... I'm not talking about wardrobe... I'm talking about the new Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!....  check it out...

Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper

love love love these plaids.. and of course the picture doesn't do it justice.. ya just gotta come and see.... to our Fall Festival that is... October 26th.... seating is limited and filling up quickly.. so don't wait!

Contact me asap!!

Thursday, August 22

Thinlits Card Dies!!!

Warning.... if you have tendency to get motion sickness .. be warned.. this adorable card moves all over the place when you use the new Thinlit Dies!

Okay, these are just amazing....
They've been called flip cards, flip flop cards, swing cards, and more - but they have always been a bit tricky to create. Not anymore! Our amazing new Thinlits Card Dies cut and score to create a card that flips in just one step.
Item Description Price
133479 Label Card Thinlits Die $32.95
133480 Circle Card Thinlits Die $32.95
Label Card Thinlits Die 133479
I'll ve having a special Thinlits class in September
so you wont want to miss it!
Watch for details soon!

Wednesday, August 21

AnotherThank You Set!

Wanted to tell you guys about the new Photopolymer stamp set (that means completely see through!!) .. I'm lovin' this one and think you will too..... besides we can't give enough thanks to those we love.. and this is a great way to do it!
Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set
Look at all the "thank you's" you could possibly want all included in one set!
It's brand new and you'll want to get yours now!!!
Just let me know and I'll add it to your order!!!

Tuesday, August 20

Hail Gail

This is what happens when you try to avoid your birthday.... ya get caught anywho... especially by your awesomely creative talented silly wonderful amazing and very loved stampin' buddies.... Saturday we had a meeting at my house as I mentioned yesterday in my blog, to get ready for our Fall Festival ... and much to my surprise next thing I know....

I had this adorable party hat on .....

and was eating chocolate cake to my heart's content!

here's the culprits....
all adorned with wonderful party hats
made by PK2

I shall treasure these always!

Hail Gail - Birthday Queen!
too funny!

Monday, August 19

Rubba Sista's Fall Festival 2013

 This weekend us Rubba Sistas meet up together to start planning our Fall Festival 2013.... we are so excited... so wanted to post the invite on my blog for everyone.... would love love love it if you came.. and sign up a friend to come with you too... it's gonna be a blast!

                                               You are invited to th
                                                Rubba Sista’s Annual
October  26th   Saturday   10am – 4pm
El Dorado Church of God    
  Oceanside CA 

We will have  5 Make n’Take projects and 8  Stamp-a-Stack Stations with a variety of holiday cards  sure to delight your family and friends (or just to keep for yourself!) Lunch and Dessert is included!  Here is a sneak peek of just one of the Make n’Take projects:

Seasonal Tag a Bag Gift Boxes

Everyone will be entered into our Prize Patrol drawing……
Free Hand-Stamped Gifts will be randomly given out all day long!
Purchase a Silent Auction ticket and you could win 
valuable Stampin’ Up! Products.
Ticket cost:   
$1 = 1 ticket, 
$5 = 6 tickets, 
$10 = 12 tickets.
Who would love to win a complete set of 
Many Marvelous Markers valued at $110 ???
That’s just one of the several 
Silent Auction items available!

Registration Fee  - $45 Paid by September 30th
Registration Fee - $50 Paid by October 1st
Sorry, No registrations accepted after October 10th

Please bring your own mono adhesive or double sided tape.

**Special Request** 
Please bring one  
empty toilet paper roll
for our bonus GREEN Make n’Take!!!  
Help us Be The Difference!

For more information contact:
Gail Reed ~ Stampin’ Up Demonstrator

Friday, August 16

WaCkY for WaTerMeLoN !!

I love watermelon. How about you? So refreshing and good for you ~especially during these hot summer days! So who wouldn't love to make this adorable Watermelon card... or better yet, who would love to receive this adorable Watermelon card!!!

Found this on Debbie Henderson's blog.... and here's how she did it... Start out with a piece of Wild Wasabi Cardstock cut at 6" x 5 1/2" and folded in half on the 6" side. From the Oval Framelets packet, use the largest framelit which has scallops on the oval shape and cut through both layers, leaving the fold intact. 
The 2nd step was to cut a half-oval using Whisper White Cardstock and the oval 2 sizes smaller. Glue to the front of your Wild Wasabi layer and trim to fit.
Step 3 uses the 2013-2015 In Color Pack Stack and cut a half-oval using the next size smaller than the white layer.
In order to make the watermelon seeds so that they would show up large enough, she used the Bird Punch and punched out a few leaves in Basic Black Cardstock and trimed off some of the leaf, then glued them in place. How cool is that? She created the bite at the top of the watermelon by using the 7/8 Scallop Circle Punch!

She made another single-layer watermelon and cut it up to get two wedges out of it and glued the two wedges to the front of the watermelon with Stampin' Dimensionals. She finished her card by adding a sentiment from the stamp set Sketched Birthday inked in StazOn Jet Black Ink and cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies.

Now if that doesn't inspire you to go make a watermelon card, maybe it will at least  inspire you to go eat a watermelon!!

Have a wonderful refreshing weekend everyone!

Thursday, August 15

A Hint of Garlic....

Forgot to show you guys the few little things I got our my Goofball trip.... little gifts to bring back to the boys....
A Braid of Garlic along with some Elephant Garlic 
and of course the popular And's Garlic Rub....

For Jerry I of course got him a "Bubba" hat from Bubba Gumps...
found this awesome Triangle at a country store..
and take a look at the horse shoe shaped into a heart...
love it!

Yes ... I even got myself a gift.. couldn't resist this one....
I'll hang it in my guest bedroom.... maybe.

Now this last treasure was given to me as a gift from Martha...
and it really put the icing on the cake for me..
When we pulled into the driveway after our
400 mile drive home.. and everyone was pulling out
suitcases and packages... she hands me this
package which contained this plaque:

It just meant so much to me and really is so true!!!
Thanks Martha... you are so very special to me...
we had a blast and I'm ready to go again!

Wednesday, August 14

Another incredible Recipe

OK ... so here's yet another super duper easy recipe I want to share with you guys.... I hosted Bunco at my house this week and we had a blast as usual.... 16 crazy women (ok 15 and 1 ghost), hootin' and hollarin' to be the big winner of the evening... congrats to Melissa.walked away with the Most Buncos and 75 buckaroos in her pocket!

But I digress... the week before hand, had been trying to figure out what I wanted to make for dessert when my friend Carol shared this awesome recipe with me  (thanks Carol!).... not sure what to call it, so I named it Ice Cream Sandwich Casserole....

Here's what ya do... first you'll need 24 ice cream sandwiches... layer bottom of a 9x13 pan with 12 of the sandwiches:

Next take some Carmel sauce and drizzle it over the sandwiches:

Now layer the last 12 on top and
Add more Carmel sauce:

plus put on some Chocolate sauce:

Next smear some Cool Whip on top of that:

Then toast some pecans and sprinkle on top to finish it off!

Of course put it in the freezer for a couple hours:

 Then remove a few minutes before you 
want to serve it so it's easier to cut... 
and voila... there you have it!

It's super duper rich.... but ahhh.. so good!