Thursday, August 11, 2011

Stamping 1, Shopping 1, Sewing 0

Hey all. Checking in to say I've been busy. lol (understatement) My middle daughter, Stephanie, the Stampin' Up! demonstrator used our house to have a catalog launch, since the new catalog came out on July 1st. She had a few co-workers show up and a few of our crafty buddies came. We did some make-n-takes and played some games. Fun stuff.

She had some samples out and did some drawings for freebies.

Then, we had an entourage that went with my youngest daughter, Ashley and her fiance Dave, to register at Bed, Bath & Beyond for their wedding in the fall. It wasn't as time consuming as I thought and, of course, it was fun. I handed this doggie toy to Ashley and told her to pose for a picture since her maid of honor couldn't make it. Of course, she didn't know I was going to post it for the world to see on my blog but that's okay, I won't tell if you won't. :o)

And this is them getting the lowdown on the registry cards, etc. Dave is just posing in this picture like he's exhausted. "Please, let's go hooooooo-me." I think he was just kidding. lol

Then, last Saturday I had a mother of a stamp party. There were 16 people here at my little itty bitty house. We set three stations up and made two cards and an 'explosion' box. I didn't realize that's what they were called until someone told me. Who knew?

I love this card. We used the Large Lace Ribbon Border punch (what a mouthful!) to create the faux doily in the background. I couldn't get it to fit with just one border so I cut two and love the dainty look. The stamp set is cute too. It's called On The Grow and is in a set with a little scooter. Too cute. We embossed the background and it makes it look so girly.

Here is the 'explosion' box. When the sides are all folded up and the lid is on, it just looks like a little gift box. When you take off the lid, the sides fall and it opens up, thus the name. You can put pictures in the four corners of the birthday person or family or whatever. Such a cute idea.

And my party was a huge success! Thanks to friends and family, it was over $1000 in sales so I earned all kinds of free stuff. I'm supposed to get the order today to pack it up so I dug out my paper scrap box and make some little thank you tags. I just used what was in the scraps, some Stampin' Up!, some other paper. I thought it was the "least" I could do.

Well, that's it for now. My sister Rita, is visiting me for a couple of weeks. She said she would help me with some wedding preparations so I think I better take her up on it. Tick, tick, tick goes the wedding clock!!!


Conni said...

Hmmm! Looks like lots of fun was had, but still no sewing! Maybe if you lock yourself in the bathroom with your sewing machine you will be able to get a little bit of uninterrupted sewing time in!! LOL!!! The cards are cute!

The Other Barb said...

I so wish I lived closer to you so I could attend one of the Stampin' Up parties. Use to have them all the time but now we pretty much just to catalog orders. The cards are so cute. I've done an explosion card. They are fun!