Ahoy! Pirates and Flowers

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Karen, at Paper Creations by Karen hosts a Girl's Night Out for Teens once a month. A chance for girls to get together, hang out, eat pizza and snacks, gab about girl stuff and craft.  I joined her this past Friday night along with some really fun teen girls in our community. 

We talked, we ate, we laughed and we learned. And not only did the girls learn how to make flower barrettes and pins they gained friendships.  And just so you know, the apple cinnamon thingy at Papa John's is really good. We ate the whole thing. Oh YES we did! 

Since my daughter could not join us that night, I decided to make her a flower. The fabric I chose was perfect. She loves pirates! I gave her the option of doing a pin or a barrette. She of course loves it and wanted to put it in her hair.

I can't wait for next month to see what we will be making! Hopefully, my daughter and her friend will be able to join in the gabbing, crafting, and pizza. 

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Fun with Stampin Up!

Monday, September 19, 2011

I have been super bad about posting my projects. Please don't smack me with a wet noodle. I will do better. Things have been crazy around here with homeschooling my teenage daughter, my youngest in preschool for 1/2 days, and my oldest boy in 1st grade in public school.  Three kids going three different directions has this momma going crazy!

A few weeks ago, I attended Regionals with Stampin' Up for the first time.So many creative and talented people in one place. It was almost overwhelming. There where projects galore, new techniques, new products to drool over, awesome people to meet, prizes, and lots to learn. 
One of the highlights for me was meeting Shelli Gardner, Co-Founder and CEO of Stampin Up! She was so down to earth and so sweet. She took the time to visit with every one. 

OMG! I look like I'm 4ft tall!!

Now I have heard of Swaps. But I had never been involved in anything like it. But I gave it a whirl and made two cards to give away while I was there.  And with three kids, that was not an easy task to try to get done with a deadline. 

This top one was made using the Tulip Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Style Beautiful Stamp Set. The card stock colors are Concord Crush and  Pear Pizzazz and the ink was Concord Crush and Sahara Sand.  Excuse all the weird shadows and lines. I was taking pictures in front of the window.

This card was made with the Top Note Die and the Elements of Style Stamp set. The card stock is Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery and Very Vanilla. The ink was Certainly Celery, Old Olive, and Chocolate Chip.

 At the end of the month I will be going to the Quarterly Meeting in Greensboro. I haven't even come up with the designs of my swaps yet. YIKES! I promise I won't take so long to post  them this time.

As Always, take time to Make Life Creative!


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