Sunday, September 30, 2012

Regional Highlights.....

What a day we had!  such a fun time at Regionals!  Kirstin Davies, Denise  Jorgensen, myself. It was a fun filled day with  business information and tips, workshop ideas, MDS2, stamping and visiting with old friends and new,

Such a suprise!  wasn't expecting Shelli Gardner to be there!  Shelli and Carol  Viydos

Cindy Temple's  first experience swapping!  

cute card on the sample board

another cute card

loved seeing Liz Thayer! what a doll!

Make and Take time!   Kirstin Davies, Kim Farner Carol  Viydos and  Cindy Temple

another cute card by Deidre VanderHorst

cute Halloween boxes made out of the purse die

my upline- Lauriie Czapewiski and Shelli Gardner

Friday, September 28, 2012

Fall is in the air......

Happy friday!  Regionals are tomorrow, so excited!  Swaps are done, ready for some fun!  I saw this card design on  Stampin Connection by Tammy Fite and had to try it. I used some of my favorite fall colors as fall is in the air around here.

These beautiful trees are by my house and just look like they are on fire!  look at those colors!  It;s Homecoming weekend here, so BIG game tonight and Homecoming Dance tomorrow!  

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Classes and Regionals

So excited for Regionals saturday here in Washington! anyone going?  Here is a sampling of what I  am preparing for swaps.   It should be a fun day packed with stamping, visiting, business info,  yummy lunch, lots of friends!
 My October classes are now posted on my Website  HERE  go there to register and see what's in store for a 'Spook" tacular Monstober!   Come join in my classes!

Classes are:
Monstober 8 th - Kid's Class ages 1st on up -  Halloween Sweets and Treats class
Monstober 9th Adult Halloween Banner Class
Monstober 19th - Adult stamp class  cards and projects for Halloween
Monstober 25th-  POWER HOUR!  come stamp 4 cards in a hour and run you errands when your done!
check for full description on my website and register there too!

Here is the Halloween Banner we will be making on Monstober 9th

Monday, September 24, 2012

Ribbon Rosette Video

              Here is the Rosette video as I promied!   have fun trying to make them!

Ronald McDonald House Visit

We had our monthly visit to Ronald McDonald house this past week.  It's been a joy being able to bring my Daughter Shelby this year.  You have to be 17 yrs or older to serve there, so it's been great to see her there helping others.  We always take a few projects to make with the kids.  I wanted to share with you one of them that we took this past week.  We have these new sticky rounds in the Stampin Up! holiday catalog that are soooo easy to use Ladies,  how easy? so easy that the 3 year olds on up AMAZED us!  Shelby thought that there was no way the kids would be able to make these bracelets and I tell you, they did!  and by themselves!  Here's a few pics of Shelby hamming it up, below are the pics of the bracelets.

I found the fabric covered bracelets at a local wholesale store, they were 12 for $1.50!  I used the retired red  grosgrain ribbon and the big red retired buttons, the leaves are old olive hand cut cardstock.  Since we cannot use glue guns there we used large glue dots but I would suggest using a glue gun to adhere.   Aren't they cute!  The kids AND adults LOVED them.  So much that the Adults had to make them too!  

Sticky Rounds #127853 12 for $4.95
Place your order HERE
I will post the video tomorrow on how to make them!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Halloween Decoupage Candles

I stepped away from stamping today to make these Halloween decoupaged candles.  I added the video below to show you how to make these beauties,  Just love getting ready for Halloween around here!

Note:  Many of you have emailed asking where the napkins are from -  Micheal's

Halloween Decoupage Candles Video

                    How to make the Halloween decoupage candles.....`

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Vintage Halloween Paper Straws

Vintage Paper Straws!  who remembers these!  aren't these so cute!  AND they are HALLOWEEN!  woo hooo!  so what better way to doll them up but with Stampin Up! products.   I used the Spooky Bingo Bits stamp set, and the Howlstooth and Scaringbone designer series paper then added a little rhinestones for bling.  I know you are going to ask, so I found the straws at TJ Maxx.

Products used:
Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP  - # 126906 - $10.95 for 12  sheets
Stamp Set - Spooky Bingo Bits- wood mounted #123944 or clear mounted #123946
Accessories- Rhinestones jewels # 125577 $4.95 for 40
Place Orders HERE

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Halloween Chandelier

Fun find last thursday,  I found this Halloween chandelier at Ross Dress for Less of all places!  normally you won't find something like this there especially for a low price of $24.99!  This is a large chandlier, as you can see where the flameless candles are they are spiders!  and then those hanging beads.... love them!  I will offically put it up and decorate it in the next few weeks.  

We had a busy weekend going into Seattle to Magnolia where I grew up for an  annual  Parkinson's Auction  that my  family helps with every year.  My Hubs and I were a bit early so I decided to take him to see the West Point Lighthouse which is in Discovery Park where we needed to be for the auction.  It was the perfect lighting for pictures, just as the sun  was beginning to go down..  I love this beach and the lighthouse.  

Sunday, September 16, 2012

In-Color Class with Dahlia Buttons

I'm a bit late posting today,  it was a fun weekend!  Very busy with different things,  I will post some pics tomorrow.  Here are the samples from my In-Color class on friday.  I LOVED meeting new guests!  I had new stampers  Nadene and Gail come for the class, it was soooo fun meeting you Ladies!  also,  had some returning stampers that I haven't seen for a while, Kim and Lezlie. Such a great morning spent with wonderful people.  And of course my steadfast stampers that I can always count on  being in  my classes,  love you gals too!   I have to admit, that my cards were ideas that came from swaps from convention, or directly from the catty!  But they were such great cards we had to try them!  The above sample is a coupon/note holder.  I incorporated the new in-color Dahlia buttons with the cards.  Each guest got a package of them at there stampin spot and took the remainder home.

Next Class is POWER HOUR thrusday September 27th at 9 am to 10 am
come and make 4 cards for $10.00 or FREE with a $25.00 order -  STILL ROOM!
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Stampin Connection-Catherine Stockley

Friday, September 14, 2012

Halloween Treats

Here's a new take on an old goodie. I made these treats for my guests today  for my  stamp camp.  They are just toilet paper rolls that have been covered in the Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP and some retired (gasp!) DSP, then decorated with the images from the Wicked Cool stamp set and filled with of course Hershey's Halloween kisses!  yumo!

Products Used:
Cardstock- Howlstooth and Scaringbone, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink- Basic Black, Tangerine Tango
Accessories-  scallop punch, rhinestones, 1 3/4 circle punch, hershey's kisses

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Classes and a fun new store!

There is still room in both upcoming classes- this friday's September 14th Adult class 10 am to noon
and the monday, September 17th Kid's class 3:45 to 5 pm.   The kid's class we are making the above bulletin boards and the Adult class we are making cards with the new "In Colors" and Dahlia buttons.
email me at to register

I was out running errands yesterday and ran into this really cool vintage store.  I thought it was new but upon speaking to the owner she said it opened in 1989!  Where have I been!  It is in the Crossroads area, which I am always going to, I just happened to leave on the back side of the mall and found it!.  Here are some pictures of the vintage things they offer. I was really impressed with the fact that the prices were quite reasonable for a boutique style shop....  lots of Halloween goodies too!

Common Folk Co. is the name of the store