Monday, September 30, 2013

Scarecrow Card

Check it out! So adorable... I love Fall, I love everything about it ... The changes of the leaves the cooler days and nights, Halloween, and (don't judge$ the candy!! 

I love scarecrows... We make a real one every year... Here is one that Karen Flores made. She shared this with us at stamp camp.  

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Super Sunday Downline Date

One of the things that amazes me is the people you have to support you when you are a Stampin' Up demonstrator. As you transition from a customer to a demonstrator you find a whole new respect for your demo-Upline. You acquire family and friends in every direction.  Eventually, when I was ready I gained three Downline myself.  It is like children with perks... Because you love them unconditionally and they teach you new ways to be a better you.  Most important;  I am becoming a better stamper everyday.  The challenge of taking care of yourself and building our Stampin' business is we all have our open paths and no matter how we travel we are always trying to get in the same path to grow and learn.

After an amazing Holiday Happiness Stamp Camp yesterday Beverlee hosted myself, Gail, Paula & Renee in her playroom and shared so much history, motivation and techniques.  Finding a few  opportunities to remind us that we can all do it our own way, we all have our strengths and you add a stamp set, some ink and Beverlee... The wheels started turning and we we really learning so much.  
  Thank you Beverlee, Renee, Paula & Gail for spending your day with me.  I can only grow spending time with you! 

Here Beverlee was showing us the Star card she made from one of the single stamps available!  So beautiful! Technique tips and options for each of our styles were given.

A question was asked about how one of her cards was made... so Beverlee grabbed a stamp set and gave a mini lesson on two step stamping.  I learned s great way to make a simple and elegant card!




Paula, Renee and I watched intently as Beverlee shared how to use the brayer!

Love the Polymer clay... and the tips on how to make the colors, and share with our customers! 

  You always make it look easy and you really are a doll! Thank you for your time and techniques! 
See you soon!

One more item to post... terrible picture... but Renee knows the way to my heart!  My favorite dressing!  Thank You for refilling me!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Holiday Happiness

Good Morning,
Hello! We are ready for some crafting & creativity! 

Here is Beverlee & Kim... these two are so talented and so friendly!

Beverlee and I share a love for Hydrangea's and God Bless Armstrong for being open late Friday so I was able to scoop these beauties up!

Here are my uplines... Beverlee & Karen ... so sweet and combined make us feel very loved!

Here is a little treat that I will give you a peek at but you will have to attend my upcoming class to learn how to make these sweet lil coffee cups!  Way to go Beverlee!  loved all your demo's!

See that box... the dress, and the card... (there is a box made from our new envelope maker too) that too has a debut at an upcoming class!

I caught these three hanging card samples up outside on a clothesline!  Such adorable cards!

Ok, if you know Beverlee than you know she has a keeper in Ken!  He always is there to support us, cheers us on, lets us invade his home, had fresh coffee and donuts for us too! 

Here is our team of demonstrators for the Holiday Happiness Camp... Beverlee, Kim, Barbara, ME, Karen, Angie & Lorraine!

Lorraine and her retain to these cups was so cute... it will be downloaded on Beverlee's Blog!  Tune in for the link... stinkin' cute this girl!

See the candles... plain and then a little bit of glimmer paper, and some snowflakes and wa~la... beautiful!  Beverlee had many hidden treats hidden around her gorgeous home that will be CASE'd here soon! (join my team and get some privileged tours and secrets) 

Angie... has an adorable Santa Card and a direct line to Santa's Elves.... so you better make your list and we will check it twice... not because you are naughty but because we are nice and want you to get the biggest bang for your bucks!

Barbara was a first time table demonstrator and she ROCKS!  She designed and prepped and shared her card today!  Very talented... and soon... she will show us how to use our polymer clay to make her hair bow... OMG!!! I thought it was a real flower!

Lorraine... what can I say about this chick?  She is an inspiration and a mentor.  She was the creator of the cards she and I co-hosted today!  She gets me, I mean really gets me... she knows how to make me feel better, make my cards look better and always with a smile... no matter what!
For my dear customers: Jeanne, Kathy Jo, Karen and Gretchen (ordered a kit) that attended today!  Thank you for your support of my amazing journey!  I love Stampin' Up and I am glad you do too!
I will post each of our projects, the creators, the recipe's and a few CASE's next week!  Because... I know you did not miss today because you did not want to be there but because life deals us many opportunities to live it to the fullest and I know I will see you soon to catch up and hear about your weekend!
Love ya,

Friday, September 27, 2013

It's All About the Candy

It's  almost here... Our Holiday Happiness Stamp Camp is hours away and it brings me an excuse to eat and play with candy!!

I love Halloween and I was lucky enough to be allowed to show off a Halloween Card tomorrow... So what goes with a Halloween theme?  Candy of course! 
Here is a CASE of a bag I have seen floating around on Pinterest! 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit... Now Available!

Stampin' Up has come up with a creative solution for those of us that need quick cards and they are cost effective. I ordered mine today.. it comes with a book full of ideas and directions.  As you all know you can make these cards your own!  So tune in for card samples from this adorable kit!


Why get your cards at the store?
You’ve got 20 cards at your fingertips.
They’re fast, they’re easy, and you made them!
Do not forget this months Hostess Code/Mystrery Hostess Opportunity:

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wonderful Wreath~Autumn

Here is a card I made using the Wonderful Wreath in Fall colors! 
Sample #1 uses a more chalky technique.
Card #2

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bite Me!

Here is the newest of Stampin' Up's Photopolymer stamps:
Bite Me Photopolymer Stamp Set
Want to get yours?
Bite Me Photopolymer Stamp Set 134622
Price: $13.95
Go ahead and say, “Bite me!” all you want—this photopolymer stamp set gives you permission. With creepy splotches, spiders, and webs, this set will help you go all out on Halloween projects or party favors.
We recommend clear block sizes A, G, H, and E (not included in the set).

Use Hostess Code: 6KSK3NRF by Friday the 28th to be entered in the Mystery Hostess Drawing! ($25.00 in free Stampin' Up Product)

Wonderful Wreath

Here is a card co-designed by Lorraine & Sarah.  When we played with this set a few weeks back we thought about how cute the Wonderful Wreath stamp is and wondered of it would fit a 3x3 card.  So on with the challenge for Sarah and Lorraine they spent a few minutes and whipped out a prototype of this card.  They used glimmer paper dots for the holly.  I tried using the Cherry Cobbler Candy Dots and the Pearls.  Such an adorable and elegant card. Working on a stack right now!

Monday, September 23, 2013

My CASE gone cold.

Here is a card I CASE'd that did not turn out the way I planned ... And still awaits the Stampin' Up Expressions  Framelits " Merry" sentiment.  It is on order as I waited to order it until my wish list is filled with multiple cards to CASE with them.

I wanted it to look different than the one I CASE'd and it really did turn out different.... But still very cute!  Cannot wait to make a snowman.

Hurry Up, my hunky UPS man... Or this project may go cold!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sunday is a day for catching up

This morning I have been working on my card for stamp camp next Saturday. I tied 84 bows onto buttons, trimmed card stock into multiple layers and whilst I was happily in my stamp prep world I was interrupted by daughter number two.  "Do we have as hair appt. today?"  Oh my goodness we do.... So rushing to the at a race pace, we travel to the salon and our lovely Denise allows us to arrive 19 minutes late so that we can transform this lil cutie into a beauty! 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Renee's Bunco

Last night I traveled to Renee's to play Stampin' Up Bunco.  We had a good time catching up and I was the winner of the most bunkets and that $20 went towards buying the Gift Bow Bigz L Die!!!  Why?? Because it is the most adorable accent that was ever invented for people like me that cannot make bows! I will be able to use this bow maker for every holiday gift I wrap, for cards, for accents on items in my home and for a little sewing project I have up my sleeves!! Renee helped us make this simple but elegant thank you cars:

Friday, September 20, 2013

Festive Friday

It's time to get ready for some fun and fancy holiday's!  I am already thinking about my food menu, table setting and my Christmas card photo.  Time is a wasting so we better play around with some holiday card CASE ideas.  Here are a few cards that I CASE'd this week:

Santa's List:

Here is a fun one I CASE'd using scraps!

Same idea above only I pulled the ribbon longer and tried to be neater with my paper placement.
Magnificent Maple:

I love maple leaves... Especially, when my kids pile them up and jump in them. I practiced the "Thumping Technique" and played around with my ribbon and buttons.  I overdid my cherry cobbler in the thumping portion, "Cup's" was playing and well I got into the rhythm. I just love Anna Kendrick!

I captured a better angle on this CASE. I liked this one th best... But my thumping was minimal... What can I say it was a slow song!!

While they look close... I have slight differences while I play around and decide on the cards I will use for my next card class.  Any tips or suggestion's?  I will take them!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Happy Birthday Mackenzie!

Today my oldest child is 19.  I am blessed to have her in my life and enjoy all the gifts she brings to be and our family.  Every year we see our children grow into more mature individuals that resemble us, yet they are still very different.  Mackenzie has strength, beauty, curiosity and a thirst for knowledge beyond measure.  She inspires me to be a better person daily, and makes me laugh like no one else!

Her birthday card was inspired from a CASE I found while blog hopping.  Hope you find it inspiring and you too are inspired to bust out your Flower Shop Bundle, your new InColors, and a little bling!,


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Cary's Bi-weekly Stanpin-Updates

Good Monday Morning Ladies!
 How are you enjoying this fine September weather.  I am enjoying the cool fog after a warm trip to  Escalon & Manteca yesterday to see our newest family addition (Star... a Labrador puppy), celebrate the new housewarming of Renee and Punch, and welcome home Mona from France... she went for a semester to study art and boy is she talented.  I am challenging you all to look into your stamp collections and pick a stamp set you have not used in a while and make a card to share with this email group!  I will post all submissions on my blog: Cary's On Your CASE.   I will give you until the 31st of October.... I will draw one name... and you will get to choose a Best of Stampin Up stamp set.. for FREE! 
  I have dates available for you to schedule workshops, classes, Card buffets, and Stampin' Up BUNCO. 

  I wanted to share some updates and class news:

September 22nd, 2013 1-3pm:
Card Buffet ~ San Ramon @ my home. (RSVP to me by the 21st)
Come devour a buffet of ideas, products and sample cards for all occasions.  You pay $2/card and can make as many of each card as you like.  Bring your SNIPS, SNAIL and Bone Folder.
** additional cards on display and class opportunities**

October 6th, 2013 1-3pm
Spooky Banner Class ~ San Ramon (RSVP by September 29th so that I can order your supplies)
Halloween is creeping up on us... stop in a make your very own SPOOKY Banner to scare off the spirits.
Fee is $30/person and includes all supplies to create the banner and a tasty trick or treat or two!
October 25th, 2013 6:30-8:30pm
Stampin' Up BUNCO @ Almond BLossom Estates Club House, Manteca, CA
Please join us for a ghoulish game of BUNCO, Handmade Hallowen Treats and Card. Snacks, Drinks, and the opportunity to win up to $100, $25, & more in Stampin' Up Products!
RSVP to Diane @(209)808-3516 or Cary @(925)413-5134.   I can give rides to the ladies that want to drive out with me!
Here is a card submitted for the challenge by Paula:

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New Travel Photoploymer Stamp Sets

Check out the new Photopolymer Stamp Sets from Stampin' Up! 
My friend Marie and I were just talking the other day about how we wished there was a map of the United States... and look what came our way today!
Thank You Stampin' UP!
If you would like to order your set here is the Hostess Code for the newest Mystery Hostess:
Expires October 1st, 2013

Washi Tape for the Holiday's!!

Here are a few CASE'd cards I made with Stampin' Up's Washi Tape and the Tags 4 You stamp set!
I was inspired from another card I saw done by a friend.... simple and clean!

Card #1:
This card uses: Whisper White Card Stock, Tags 4 You Stamp Set, Label Bracket Punch,  Basic Black Ink, Witches' Brew Washi Tape, and the Stylish Strips Embossing Folder.
Card # 2
This card uses: Whisper White Cars Stock, Tags for You Stamp Set, Label Bracket Punch,  Early Espresso Ink, Witches' Brew Washi Tape, Epic Day This and That Washi Tape, Seasons of Style Designer Washi Tape and the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder.
Card #3
This card uses: Whisper White Cars Stock, Tags for You Stamp Set, Label Bracket Punch, Real Red Ink I should have used Cherry Cobbler), Epic Day This and That Washi Tape, Seasons of Style Designer Washi Tape and the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder.

Card #4

This card uses: Whisper White Cars Stock, Tags for You Stamp Set, Label Bracket Punch,  Melon Mambo Ink, Gingham Garden Washi Tape and the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder.

If you would like to order any of the above product: here is the Hostess Code for the newest Mystery Hostess:
Expires October 1st, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin September

Here is what came in the mail today:
Stay Tuned for a completed project!
Would you like to receive a Paper Pumpkin subscription in your mail box once a month?

Countdown to Stamp Camp

I am spending the day making more samples from the holiday catalog. 
 I am very excited for camp as it inspires me to get more done for the holidays!!
 if you missed the deadline for RSVP's... Email me for a possibility of ordering a camp kit!
 You do not want to miss the exciting projects we have for you!

Santa's List is available in both clear(131811) & wood(131808).

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Hello Baby....

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen!
I am excited to attend Renee & Punch's House Warming and Welcome Home Harlee Party!
Here is a Card I made for them!

This card uses: the Flower Shop Bundle, Wisteria Wonder Card Stock, Wisteria  Wonder Ink, Blushing Bride Card Stock, Argyle Embossing Folder, Delicate Details Lace tape, Sweet Essentials Stamp Set, and Whisper White Organza Ribbon!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

More Harlee Gifts

These were ordered from my friend Laura whom has a business on FB called Hadley Faith Creations. 
I love how she made it black n white... and has interchangeable Velcro bottle caps!!

There is even one for her first birthday... my photography does not do the set justice.

This bow was made to celebrate my one year anniversary of watching my dear Kylie Rose!
She loves her Elmo right now!