Monday, January 30, 2012

Sick little Bugger!!

I thought this card would be so appropriate because I haven't been able to do much crafting the past few days. My allergies are kicking my butt!! My eyes have been itchy and red and watering for 3 days now so I've been putting hot and cold compresses on them instead of creations :( Sad, I know, lol! So this little guy reminded me of that!! This is another card I made for my sick, get well, sympathy swap. I got the butterfly punch art idea from a punch art swap I was in at Convention 2011 and Polly Jones created her as Betty Butterfly. I just added the droopy eyes for this card! If you would like the list of punches that I used just email me here and I'll be happy to send it your way!! I hope to be back up to speed soon!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

With Sympathy Card

Sympathy cards always seem to be one of the hardest cards for me to make. I decided to join in on a swap with fellow demonstrators for get well, sick and sympathy cards! Here is one card I came up with to use for my swap. 

I used the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and Soft Suede Ink and sponged all of the egdes. I embossed a piece of Crumb Cake with the Vintage Wallpaper folder and mounted it onto a Baja Breeze card base. I used the Labels Collection framelits with the Everyday Enchantment DSP from the Sale-a-bration catalog and then punched the bird in Baja Breeze and the branch in Old Olive. I've added a pearl eye and pearl accent to the sentiment and some Victoria Crochet ribbon ruffled up with a Vintage Trinkets pin. 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Stepping outside my box!

Hello! So I told you yesterday about setting my goals and what I'm trying to do to achieve them! I was feeling a little under the weather after work yesterday and took a nice long nap! When I woke up I felt a little more energized and was ready for some stamping! So, I decided to make up a few Stampin' Up! cello bags with an Occasions mini and a Sale-a-bration catalog inside to hand.

 I then used the Elementary Elegance stamp set FREE from the Sale-a-bration catalog with a few different colors of ink and coordinating paper (don't you just love how Stampin' Up! makes it so easy to do that!) and made a few 3x3 cards that I saw at Leadership last week in Texas. I slipped these into some little envelopes and placed them in the bags!

I decided that I wanted to make the cards re-useable so I hand wrote this message on a small post-it note and placed it inside of the cards! I slipped my business card inside the envelope too!

I hope this helps you to get motivated to step outside your box too!! Have a great day! :)


Thursday, January 26, 2012

What are some of your goals?

Since I've returned from Leadership this past Sunday I've set some small goals for myself that I just know I can achieve! One of them is to hand out at least 10 hand stamped cards with mini catalogs to people I've never attempted to in the past! I will be posting pics soon of what I came up with to hand out!!So far so good.

Another goal I have is to start getting more involved with my downline and encourage them to set goals for themselves. I had my 1st downline meeting on Monday and it was so inspiring and so much fun! I never thought I'd be able to do it but I did and I even had time to make them a hand stamped card!! Everyone was able to attend except for my 2 out-of-towners! Which are in PA and CT so they are REALLY far away!! lol Do you want to see the card??

It's a 3"x3" card in Crumb Cake with a layer of the Everyday Enchantment DSP in the sale-a-bration catalog. (You can get it FREE! place a $50 order here!) I then took a 2-1/2" square of Whisper White Card stock and stamped it in Soft Suede using the Workshop Words stamp set we received free at the 2011 Stampin' Up! convention.  then took a 2-1/2" square of Pool Party and ran it through the Big Shot using the NEW framelits Labels Collection, the smallest one.  I stamped and embossed using the Fresh Vintage set from Sale-a-bration. I added an Itty Bitty Punch flower and a touch of bling with the rhinestones.

Have a great day!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tickled Pink! Crop

It's that time of year again where I get 'tickled pink'! My sissy is coming with my littlest nephew (for now, the next one comes in May!) and we are going to host our 2nd annual Tickled Pink! Crop.. I'm super excited! We had so much fun last year that we wanted to rock it out again! Here's the details:
When: Saturday, February 25th 2012 at 4:30PM
Where: Tampa, FL
Cost: $20.00 for dinner, dessert (pink ones of course!), games, prizes, drinks, plenty of table space and an awesome goodie bag! 
Check it out here! If you are not a member joining is free and you can find us under 'Croppers Couture.' Space is limited so get yours today!

Monday, January 23, 2012

2012 Sale-A-Bration Starts today! Jan. 24th

The biggest sale of the year for Stampin' Up! starts today!!! Woohoo! I love this time of year that for every $50 I spend on my stamping supplies I can get a free stamp set, paper, embellishment etc for FREE! So can you!! Click here or on the Sale-A-Bration catalog on the right to see the items you can get for free or visit my online store by clicking here!
I have a few samples to show you using the awesome products found in this catalog!

I made both of these cards with inspiration coming from Stamping School. I signed up for a swap with some fellow demonstrators and hopefully I will be receiving them soon so I can share with you some more Sale-a-bration ideas!

2012 San Antonio, TX Leadership re-cap

I know I posted a bit about this already but I wanted to share a few photos from this amazing event from Stampin' Up!
When I arrived to check in on Wednesday for my first leadership I received this adroable bag!! It's a sneak peek of some up and coming fabric! Love It!! I definitely need to learn how to sew very soon!

The bag was filled with a ton of goodies! We then got to do a make and take session when we get another bag full of goodies and enjoy some stamping time with friends!
During out break out session classes I had the opportunity to hear from Bonnie Thurber. She gave us some important details to look into on our My reports page for demonstrators to be sure we are getting the maximum benefits from our current titles and what we need to do to get our downlines to do the same! I'm already working on that one!
I also got to hear and amazing presentation on Coaching for Performance given by Jim Pitt and Natalie White. They both spoke about "my why" and I'm doing this activity with my downline tonight at my first downline meeting to be sure I understand what motivates my team so I can give them the support and coaching that they need to be successful in their businesses.
Patsy Waggoner gave a plethora of information in her Retaining and Engaging your downline class that really has me motivated to do my best and know that I can do it!!
My last class at Leadership was Why Women Buy presented by Carrie Cudney. Seeing all the information first hand has given me a new perspective on my customer base and who else can I get hooked on Stampin' Up!

Friday, January 20, 2012


Omg! Stampin' Up! Is one of the best companies ever! They make you feel so special and have such awesome customer service! I'm here in San Antonio for their leadership comference and all I can say right now is wow!!! Sorry I don't have any pics to post but I will have plenty to share on Sunday when I get back to Tampa! Can't wait to share with you! Bye for now:)