Monday, August 20, 2012

Another Treasure Hunt! Yea!

 Our Late Night Stampers are putting on another Treasure Hunt!  This one goes from August 20 to October 31, 2012.  You will need to get 50 clues from 50 participating blogs.  You will find them in the Late Night Stamper Web Ring listed above.  Then e-mail me at with your list.  I will enter you in the drawing for, (get this), $150 of StampinUp! merchandise!!!  W0W!  Is that cool or what!
   You will  need to look for this box on each of the blogs.

      And they will have a clue right after it.  Mine is the Jumbo Stampin Around handle.
So check it out!  $150 worth of FREE stuff is nothing to sneeze at!  Have fun and who knows?  You just may find some great cards and ideas out there.  Happy Hunting!!

Jeannie B

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Convention Swaps

Well, this week has been interesting.  We have had several minor accidents, done some school shopping, gone to the fair and had several over-nighters.  Also had one car die (transmission gave out), lost a phone, got a new phone and another car.  Oh, and football practice started this week.  That's why we needed another car fast.  Can't be in two places at once.  Very helpful to have another driver with 4 growing boys in lots of activities.   Consequently I haven't had much time to do any stamping.  So will show you  several of my swaps I made for convention. ( Was going to anyway)  :)

 The color isn't very good on this one.  It is a lot brighter.  I got my inspiration from Michelle Zindorf.  I love her work!   This card uses the Serene Silhouettes and Trust God sets; Old Olive, Basic Black, and Whisper White CS; Basic Black, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, and Cherry Cobbler ink pads; Scallop Trim Corner punch, Brayer, and Basic Pearls.  I also used the 1 1/4 circle punch for the sun spot and a PostIt  paper torn in half for the hills.  Lots of people liked this card. That made me feel good as there were a lot of ladies that were lots better than me at the Convention.  I got to meet some of the ones I follow, but didn't get any pictures.  :(

This card was fun and easy.  It also used Serene Silhouettes and Blooming with Kindness sets; Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit and Vellum CS; Midnight Muse ink pad; 2 3/8 scallop punch, 2 1/2 and 1 3/4 circle punches;  Summer Starfruit ribbon and dimensionals.  See?  Very easy.  I love the Summer Starfruit ribbon!  It has a golden look to it and I think it will look great on some Christmas Cards.  Got to get going on some.
  In fact, StampinUp! has a contest going on for winter cards.  Maybe I will try putting one together for it.  Hummmmm. This coming week is suppose to be a little calmer than last week.  We shall see!
   Well, let me know what you think of the cards.  Which one would you want for a swap?
     Take care and have a good one!

Jeannie B

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Cards from Stamp Class

 We had a fun Stamp class last Wednesday.  I showed my ladies some videos of Convention and they loved looking at all my swaps from convention.  We did three of them for the class.

This card was one of my swaps, but either the info on the maker fell off or there wasn't any to begin with.  So I can't credit whoever made it.  It is a Z fold and is a simple card, but very striking, especially in the two colors shown, Island Indigo, and Whisper White.  Used the polka dot folder on the small white piece and the Beautiful Wings embosslit

The next one is my take on it.  Both cards use the Summer Smooches DSP

This was a fun card made by Kim Vogal.  She used Gumball Green, Mellan Mambo, Basic Black and Whisper white CS.  You can't tell in the picture, but she ran the Mellan Mambo piece through the big shot with the Chevron folder.  I stamped the watermellon in versa mark first and added the colors and stamped.  Then added the mellon scented embossing powder and embossed it.  Yum! 

This card was done by Jean Stayton.  It uses Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White CS.   Very simple, but nice.  The stamp pads were Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeaide, Daffodil Delight, and Soft Suede with the Early Expresso bakers twine. And the stamp punch.

Well, that's it for now.  I have been working outside all day and am really tired.  Trevor and Tanner worked on  a wooden igloo all day.  It is very interesting looking.  Don't have a picture of it right now but will have to get one.  Hope everyone has a beautiful Sabbath and thanks for looking.  Take care

Jeannie B

Monday, August 6, 2012

Crazy? I was crazy once.....

You would not believe the confusion I have been in all morning.  I made a post last night on my blog, noticing that it was different and thinking that blogger must have updated and erased all my info and posts, because it has been so long since I have posted anything. So sad!  Well, this morning my brain starts kicking in and I wonder, Now maybe that wasn't the real reason.  So I go where I had saved my blog and check in and it kicks me to the "old" blog!  The one I had posted on last night!  What! I thought I had gotten rid of that one!  Hello, anybody at home?  So i have spent all morning trying to figure out how to combine the two and still haven't worked it out.  But, I did get the post transferred.  Yeah!  So,  I am logged into the correct blog now and everyone can find out what I have been doing all this time and I will try to do better with my posting.

So with all this rambling, I should reward you with a cool picture, or two, of some things I saw at StampinUp! Convention, right? Okay.  Here they are.  Well, they are posted above.  I am still trying to figure out how to do things.  Anyway, that corset is made with the fabric StampinUp sells that coordinates with some of the paper and stamps they sell.  I was going to show you the doll house one lady made with StampinUp  DSP , but I can't find it. There were some pretty awesome projects on display besides cards and scrapbook pages.

This is one of many boards with cards on display.  There were thousands of cards for us to see. It was so fun!
  the convention center was soo big!  This is one of the rooms.  Momento Mall where we could get goodies to share with our friends or use for our business.

And we got to make new friends who love stamping as much as we do!

 We would stay up half the night finishing our swaps so we could swap the next day.
This is my poor roommate helping me finish my swaps.  I had the best roommates! We had never met before convention, but we got along so well and had loads of fun.
this lady had it right!  She was able to swap several different cards at the same time!  And we could choose which one we wanted!  Pretty cool!

Sorry this turned out so long. Hope you had fun looking at some of the pictures.  Take care until next time

Jeannie B

I've been busy.

 Well, as you can see I have been busy supervising the remodel of my living room.  My son has been doing a great job.  His dad would be proud.  This project has taken over my life for most of  April and into May.

This picture is of the finished fireplace and getting ready to tear part of the wall out.
 This is looking into the garage.  Kyle is building the framework for the shelving on one side of the fireplace.  Using a manly tool, the sawzall.  Rips through anything.
 When we got the other side built, I wanted to put a hidden place in the bottom so as to put a safe for valuables.  Tanner thought it looked like a very good hiding spot to sleep in.  So I let him for one night.
 He is on his knees so you can see how deep it is.  About 2 feet.
 Well, it is mostly finished.  About the middle of April, my daughter, Anna, calls and says that the offer of help remodeling my kitchen was still available as the baby was old enough to travel.  So I got busy figuring out what flooring and cabinets I would like and could afford.  Meanwhile, Kyle hurried up to finish the living room before we started on the kitchen!
 Everyone comes home for Mother's Day.  Got to see my grandkids (that will be a later post) and the next day started on the kitchen!
 Everyone got to help with the floor.  Ripping out the old stuff was interesting.
 My kitchen was in the mostly finished living room.  The fridge was to the right of the picture and some things were outside.  We ate out a lot that week.  And Monday morning they also replaced the living room window and kitchen window.
 The old cabinets came out on Monday along with the floor.  Tuesday was putting in the new floor and painting the kitchen.  The original color, when they put it on the wall, was too pink! So we had to repaint early Wednesday morning so the new cabinets could be installed.
Whew! Starting to look like a kitchen again! And could put stuff away out of the living room.  But wait! What's this? The cabinet doors aren't the right ones! And the one base cabinet is the wrong size!  Good Grief!!!
 Finally!  After several reorders and several revisions and a new door, and new entryway tile, and new sink, and new molding throughout the upstairs......
We finally have a finished product!  It has been an interesting few months, April through June, but the end results are beautiful.  The house feels bigger, airier, and nicer to be in.  Thanks so much to my kids, Kyle and Anna and her husband, Preston.  And to Trevor and Tanner for helping to babysit the girls while we worked.
Actually, this picture was taken before we got the doors on the other side of the fireplace.
So I got done with this just in time for school to be out, get three kids to Utah to their sister's for the next 6 weeks and get ready for StampinUp Convention! Next post!  Thanks for stoppin by!