Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Butterflies & Booze Stampin' Up! Party

Butterflies, & Booze? Oh My!




You have heard me say that I will donate my time to do a SU party for 6 to charity right?  I have tossed them out over the years and I meet the most wonderful people!  I do kids and adults in wither your home or mine.  I bring a few projects and we start slow and in the end you make some amazing handmade items and you feel good.  I love stamping!  I love to share my product and I love a good charitable cause!  Mind you I also do parties for $5, $7, & $10/ stamper! 

Kyra and Lisa have been friends for many years... they became friends when they worked for Pets.com.  that was a few years back.... fast forward.  If you know Lisa, and you meet Kyra you would be friends forever too!  Lisa is a member of the GFWC Dublin/San Ramon Women's Club with me, she invites her friends to join us every year for our Annual Crab Feed. I donate a party for 6 each year.  Kyra was the winner last year of our Silent Auction! 

So Sunday was fun... I traveled around the corner to Lisa's house and she and Kyra hosted a Butterflies & Booze party.  What?  You can mix SU and booze?  Well, I would not recommend it unless you are a professional (drinker that is) because items tend to get crooked or sloppy. 
These ladies were pro's! 


Here are the cards we made:
So I CASE'd this card from Rina... I loved how she started with one idea in mind than changed.
Her adaptation was even better than her idea!
I love the above CASE...because Kyra wanted Butterflies and Booze I found I had room to bloom the original card.
I am a huge Wendy Cranford fan... so her site always inspires me!

I included one I CASE'd earlier in the week
and one I created myself.
Products used for this Happy Halloween Card
go LIVE September 1st!

Love what I do!
Cary
XXXOOO

Monday, August 29, 2016

Happy Homemaker September 5th, 2016

Happy Anniversary....
17 years ago today I married my stud muffin! Only this year we celebrate apart as my hubby sent me away to stamp and celebrate Labor Day with the girls!!


The weather outside is::::
Blue Skies, mid 80's and relaxing!
   
On the breakfast plate this morning::::
Starbucks & snacks... 

As I look outside my window:::
I see Marie's huge back yard.
She takes pride in her yard 
And for this weekend 
She lit the fire,
Turned on the lights 
And set the mood. 
Relax & create!

Right now I am::::
Up before everyone else...
We did not go to bed til 3am.
I want to maximize my time,
So much to do!


As I look around the house::::
Since it is Marie's house this am... Why don't you look:
5 tables for 5 women that have different styles, tastes and creative streaks but we all love crafts... And each other!
On today's to do list::::
Some crafting,
Some laughing, 
Some coffee and I'll sleep when I'm dead attitude!

Currently reading::::
My Study Bible.
Random flipping...
Prayers...
and
Inspiration!
  
On the TV today::::
Marie is making us listen to 60's, 70's, & 80's music... 
There was a lot of singing going on. I heard that Sherri was twerking before I arrived but I will believe it when I see it! Lol!

On the menu this week::::
Monday - Chicken Salad for me, ribs & shrimp for my family
Tuesday - Taco Tuesday 
Wednesday - Meat Loaf
Thursday - Chicken, Rice & Veggies
Friday - Chinese
Saturday -  Casper's 
Sunday - French Dip Sammies and garden salad
   
What I am creating at the moment::::
Thank You Cards
Birthday Cards
Card Samples from the New Holiday Catty
And gifts

Family Agenda:::: 
Monday - Stamping with the girls!
Tuesday - Sakamoto Sisters, Guitar Lessons
Wednesday -  Sakamoto Sister's, 
Thursday -  MDD Meeting
Friday - Sakamoto Sister's
Saturday - Riding Lessons
Sunday - Craft & Yardwork


SAVE THE DATE:
STAMP CAMP is coming October 8th, 2016
Email Me to get your registration form!

Mimi's Challenge:
Due to me October 1st:
Sympathy

Must include at least one SU product

(Past or Present)
Include a post it note with the recipe!
(FYI... I have already received a card from Jamie Lenci... ADORABLE)

Favorite photo's from the camera::::

Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::
1:1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits on the seat of scoffers, 
2 but his delight in the law of the Lord, 
And on his law he meditates day and night, 
3 he is like a tree planted by the streams of water that yields it's fruit in the season, and it's leaf does not wither.
In all that he does he prospers.

Psalm 1:1-3

~I am ever so grateful for the Lord's never ending love~
Quote copied and pasted from the Sanders Family Website!

Love Ya!
Cary
XXXOOO
A huge shout out to the blogger that inspired me to do these weekly posts:
Happy Homemaker Monday Blog

Happy Homemaker Monday August 29th

Happy Birthday to ME!
What a Birthday!
Here is how I celebrated:
a Giants Game,
a DSRWC Meeting,
a Stella & Dot Holiday Party,
a Playdate at Jeanne (aka Mimi's),
Sushi Dinner x2,
a combo birthday with some girlfriends,
cards and flowers from too many
and a little bit of Stampin' Up!


The weather outside is::::
Blue Skies, mid 80's and relaxing!
   
On the breakfast plate this morning::::
Johnny's Donuts w/Mr. Matt
Matthew breakfast update: He likes canned Lobster Bisque Soup...

I know it sounds weird but at least he eats!
Let's see what he wants next week...
last week it was chili cheese fries.

As I look outside my window:::
loads of yardwork needs to be done...
blooms expired, dog hair needs sweeping and
the pool looks dusty!

Right now I am::::
Working on my to do list.
Family, Friends, Club work and these Sakamoto Sister's keep me busy!


As I look around the house::::
I am thankful I mopped the floors!
Getting ready to clean carpets.
Less dust ...
use your used dryer sheets to wipe down the floor boards.
If you have toddlers let them help!

On today's to do list::::
Some crafting,
the pool 
A long walk, 
Some club work &
a garage to clean.

Currently reading::::
My Study Bible.
Random flipping...
Prayers...
and
Inspiration!
  
On the TV today::::
PBS, and maybe a movie with the hubby.

On the menu this week::::
Monday - Chop Suey
Tuesday - Taco Tuesday 
Wednesday - BLT's
ThursdayShrimp Scampi
Friday - Toasted Cheese and Tomato Soup
Saturday -  Casper's - Chicken Salad
Sunday - Roasted Chicken & Veggies
   
What I am creating at the moment::::
Thank You Cards
Birthday Cards
Card Samples from the New Holiday Catty
And gifts

Family Agenda:::: 
Monday - Sakamoto Sisters, Holiday Fantasy Planning Meeting
Tuesday - Sakamoto Sisters, Guitar Lessons
Wednesday -  Sakamoto Sister's, Crafty Time
Thursday -  DSRWC General Meeting, Shop for a Cause
Friday - Birthday lunch for Linda
Saturday - Riding Lessons
Sunday - Crafty Day with friends


Card YOU should CASE:::::  
I am a huge fan of Wendy Cranford... and she made a series of adorable cards from the Mixed Drinks stamp set.  I CASE'd one and added the butterflies for Kyra's Butterfly & Booze Party!

SAVE THE DATE:
STAMP CAMP is coming October 8th, 2016
Email Me to get your registration form!

Mimi's Challenge:
Due to me September 1st:
Back to School Themed

Must include at least one SU product

(Past or Present)
Include a post it note with the recipe!
(FYI... I have already received a card from Jamie Lenci... ADORABLE)

Favorite photo's from the camera::::


Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::
16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need..
Hebrews 4:16
~I am ever so grateful for the Lord's never ending love~
Quote copied and pasted from the Sanders Family Website!

Love Ya!
Cary
XXXOOO
A huge shout out to the blogger that inspired me to do these weekly posts:
Happy Homemaker Monday Blog

Friday, August 26, 2016

Thoughtful Branches - Last Chance to Order

Have you seen this?

I am in love!


Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Bundle 144328
Price: $52.00
Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set
Thank you. Thinking of you. I'm here for you. We have the words that you want to say. Stamp what you feel, then add a tranquil tree to complement your thoughts.
* Quantity: 23 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, c, d, e, h

Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies
* 9 dies
* Largest piece: 3" x 3-1/2" (7.6 x 8.9 cm)
* Use with Big Shot
* Use Precision Base Plate with detailed dies

Here are a few cards I CASE'd with this set:
This CASE was inspired by a Stampin' Up! Sample:
Supplies used:
Tip Top Taupe Cardstock & Ink,
Very Vanilla Cardstock,
Watermelon Wonder Cardstock & Ink,
Pool Party Ink,
Old Olive Cardstock,
Thoughtful Branches Bundle,
Kraft Rope Trim,
Diagonal Stripe Background Stamp
and Dimensionals.


This CASE was inspired by Stamp A Latte
I mixed the Thoughtful Branches Bundle with the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set.
Supplies Used:
Cucumber Crush Cardstock & Ink,
Whisper White Cardstock,
the heart from the NEW Cookie Cutter Builder Punch,
Tip Top Taupe Ink,
and a piece of Kraft Rope Trim.
(I used the edge pieces of my dimensionals pack and trimmed them thin to lift the tree.

This Card was inspired by NancyFerbShares.com
She posted it on Stampin' Connection which is an exclusive site for SU Demonstrators!
Ask me how to join this exclusive group!
Supplies Used:
Delightful Dijon Cardstock & Ink,
Crushed Curry & Cajun Craze Ink
(I stamped Off to make the leaves different shades)
Layering Oval Framelits,
Very Vanilla Cardstock,
Kraft Rope Trim,
Woodland Embossing Folder,
lack Memento Ink.

This card was inspired by the Artisan Card Hop
Michelle is very talented and her work is amazing!
She is brilliant in her clear photography and some day when I grow up I wanna be like her!
Supplies used for this CASE:
Old Olive Cardstock & Ink,
This Christmas DSP,
Layering Oval Framelits,
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock & Ink,
Very Vanilla Cardstock,
Burlap Ribbon,
Duet Banner Punch,
Rhinestones,
Dimensionals
and
Thoughtful Branches Bundle!

I have one more card that I CASE'd... but I will reveal with my post birthday THANK YOU!

Have a great day!
Love,
Cary
XXXOOO



Monday, August 15, 2016

Happy Homemaker August 15th, 2016


Today my Senior & 8th grader went back to school!

Think I am going to share this movie with my kids...
a classic, highly inappropriate and Rodney will make us all laugh!

SAVE THE DATE:
STAMP CAMP is coming October 8th, 2016

The weather outside is::::
Cooler as the fog rolls away, I think we may get some pool time today!
   
On the breakfast plate this morning::::
Johnny's Donuts w/Mr. Matt
we visited our friends at the donut shop and
took a long stroll to watch the garbage man
pick up the neighborhood trash.

As I look outside my window:::
The dogs are peeking under the fence watching
for all the families heading to school!

Right now I am::::
Cleaning out my inbox, updating a newsletter and preparing to CASE a Card.


As I look around the house::::
I begin to see things I do not really need.
Donation time!

On today's to do list::::
Some crafting,
the pool 
A long walk, 
Some club work &
Holiday Fantasy Preparations.

Currently reading::::
My Study Bible.
Random flipping...
Prayers...
and
Inspiration!
  
On the TV today::::
We have been finding time for the Olympics by night
and avoiding the tele by day.

On the menu this week::::
Monday - Pasta Sauce tonight 
Tuesday -  Shrimp & Chicken Taco Tuesday 
Wednesday - Leftovers
Thursday - Potato Soup & Fresh bread
Friday - Chinese.. Farruggia Family Fun Night
Saturday -  Casper's
Sunday - Roasted Chicken & Veggies
   
What I am creating at the moment::::
Thank You Cards
Birthday Cards
Card Samples from the New Holiday Catty
And gifts

Family Agenda:::: 
Monday - Sakamoto Sisters, Holiday Fantasy Planning Meeting
Tuesday - Sakamoto Sisters, Guitar Lessons
Wednesday -  Sakamoto Sister's, Crafty Time
Thursday -  DSRWC General Meeting, Shop for a Cause
Friday - Birthday lunch for Linda
Saturday - Riding Lessons
Sunday - Crafty Day with friends


Card YOU should CASE:::::  
Check out the card I made today:
Everyday I am CASE'ing NEW Holiday Cards!
This card was inspired by Heart's Delight Cards. 
I slipped in a few NEW elements.
Products used:
Garden Green Cardstock & Stampin' Write Marker,
Pumpkin Pie Cardstock & Stampin' Write Marker,
Daffodil Delight Stampin Write Marker,
Garden Green Bakers Twine from the Baker's Twine Trio Pack,
Very Vanilla Cardstock,
Woodland Embossing Folder,
Lots of Labels Framelits,
Layering Ovals Framelits,
Halloween Night Enamel Dots,
Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set,
Duet Banner Punch
& Basket of Wishes Stamp Set.



Mimi's Challenge:
Due to me September 1st:
Back to School Themed

Must include at least one SU product

(Past or Present)
Include a post it note with the recipe!
(FYI... I have already received a card from Jamie Lenci... ADORABLE)

Favorite photo's from the camera::::

Fun at the San Francisco Giants Game:

First Day of School Photo's:


Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::
0 Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;
31 but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:30-31
~I am ever so grateful for the Lord's never ending love~
Quote copied and pasted from the Sanders Family Website!

Love Ya!
Cary
XXXOOO
A huge shout out to the blogger that inspired me to do these weekly posts:
Happy Homemaker Monday Blog

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

July Mimi's Challenge Winner Is?!?!


Ok, this is not the Oscar's but...
How fun has it been receiving cards each month?
Theme for July was:
Masculine Birthday Card
I was thrilled to receive 3 submissions this month!


VERY EXCITING!


One from Jamie Lenci:
Supplies used:
Mossy Meadow Cardstock, Wild Wasabi Cardstock,
Old Stampin' Up! Golf Stamp Set,
& Chevron Ribbon.
and
One from Brenda Miller:
Supplies used:
Retired Stampin' Up! set from 2004
Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and Crump Cake Cardstock,
Chocolate Chip Candy Dots
and Linen Thread!
and
the last entry was from Gretchen King:





She says only the stamp set is from Stampin' UP!






Gretchen will receive a $10 SU gift certificate towards her purchase from me,
all three original cards, and three CASE's from me!

CONGRATULATIONS!

Love all your work ladies!

Cary



Must Be Mimi August Challenge

  •      Back to School(any product, stamp set, paper or techniques welcome)
  •      Have at least one Stampin' Up! product past or present in the creation of your card
  •      Must be have two layers
  • Using a separate piece of paper or post-it-note:


Include the following information with your card:



Name, Email, Phone, mailing address, product details for your card

and mail to Cary by the 1st of each month to participate!
Mail to me by June 1st!


July Mimi's Challenge Winner Is?!?!


Ok, this is not the Oscar's but...
How fun has it been receiving cards each month?
Theme for July was:
Masculine Birthday Card
I was thrilled to receive 3 submissions this month!

VERY EXCITING!


One from Jamie Lenci:
Supplies used:
Mossy Meadow Cardstock, Wild Wasabi Cardstock,
Old Stampin' Up! Golf Stamp Set,
& Chevron Ribbon.
and
One from Brenda Miller:
Supplies used:
Retired Stampin' Up! set from 2004
Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and Crump Cake Cardstock,
Chocolate Chip Candy Dots
and Linen Thread!
and
the last entry was from Gretchen King:




She says only the stamp set is from Stampin' UP!






Gretchen will receive a $10 SU gift certificate towards her purchase from me,
all three original cards, and three CASE's from me!

CONGRATULATIONS!

Love all your work ladies!

Cary



Must Be Mimi August Challenge

  •      Back to School(any product, stamp set, paper or techniques welcome)
  •      Have at least one Stampin' Up! product past or present in the creation of your card
  •      Must be have two layers
  • Using a separate piece of paper or post-it-note:

Include the following information with your card:


Name, Email, Phone, mailing address, product details for your card

and mail to Cary by the 1st of each month to participate!
Mail to me by June 1st!