Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Heidi and Jenee took the kiddos (and my honorary grand-daughter, Naomi) to the pumpkin patch this month. Here's the crew of kids posing for a picture -And here are Zamarah and Zavian posing on the hay bales for their first pumpkin patch trip. So cute!! Tonight we're all going to Heidi's for a potluck Halloween dinner, a trip to the church carnival and trick or treating. Watch for more pics next week!
This month was CRAZY with Stamp Till you Cramp, Disneyland, a Conference in Reno, Pumpkin Patch trips and Halloween - so we didn't get to do our regular Halloween class. But I thought I'd share a project we made previously - we took the cue from Martha Stewart with the Witch's broom treat bag filled with popcorn, added a pretzel for her stick and an adorable little tag - so cute!!

Hope you all have a Happy and Safe Halloween!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

SSS gift for Jeri

Here's a cute little gift that was left for Jeri by her Secret Sis - don't cha just love this little monster - and he's filled with CANDY!It's even more adorable when you see the cute card that matched - look at all these little monsters - And here's the inside - sorry this is blurry - I think I have to slow down with my picture taking - but you can see how cute!
Finally here is the outside of the bag with a spooky scene. Nice job.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Heidi's SSS gift -

Heidi's Secret Sis dropped off this adorable Halloween candy bouquet for her. How cute is that. Mr Pumpkin head is filled with an assortment of wonderful candies - this would make the cutest centerpiece. But I doubt if Heidi uses it that way that the kiddos will leave the candy alone long enough to make it to Halloween. Sorry about the blurry picture - the little spoky tag on a skewer is an adorable touch!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Day at Disneyland

So Jenee, Heidi and I decided to be brave and take all 6 kiddos to Disneyland. Here we were at the beginning of the day having some breakfast together before heading out. The day was cool and a little drizzly, but perfect for Disneyland - I hate it when it's too hot. Plus it kept the lines down a bit. Paisley, Prince, Kamili and Makai posing on the CALIFORNIA Disney "L".
We took all the kids on the Bugs Life ride - here's Heidi, Jenee, Zavian, Zamarah and Prince in the next cart from me.Gramma spent most of the day helping out with the bittiest of the crew - here Zamarah catches a few winks while she can -
While Zavian just kicked backed and relaxed. Very little sleeping was done by either :)

It was a fun and exhausting day for all :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Another spooky SSS Gift

So the Secret Stampin' Sister of Julie has struck this time. Look at this adorable coffin (is that possible?) The little bats are embossed right onto the DSP. Inside it was filled with bags of bones - how appropriate :)
And here's the cute package it was dropped off in!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Storm Clouds Over Simi

Amazing clouds. One night last week when I was getting ready to leave work I got a call from my daughter in Simi Valley saying she was getting huge hail - when I looked outside I could see the sky was black - not a usual sight for Southern Cal. Here are the clouds that were above me as I got into my car - and within minutes the sky let loose with a downpour - was almost impossible to see to drive. Once I got home (through some very flooded streets) the rain stopped and I snapped this picture of the storm clouds from my front yard. It was eerie - four hours later the lightning and thunder continued - I loved it though. I really miss thunderstorms from my days of living in Wisconsin. So I am not complaining.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

New Prepped Card Option for Nov. 7 Card Making

Due to several requests for pre-prepped cards for the Holiday Card Making Event (as I have done in years before) I have come up with 5 sample cards you can pre-order to have ready for you that day. Here's just one of the choices -
To see all of your options and full details on the event go to -

October Technique

So this month we did - Shaving Cream - I LOVE this technique (even though it is a little messy) - but I love that every time you do it - it gives you a different swirly pattern. Here is our technique card for our binder. I do it in colors different than the card we'll be making to show the versatility of whatever technique we are doing. And here is the card we made - how cool is that!
Here's a close-up of some of the swirls - aren't they amazing. Thanks Karen for a great club meeting - next month we're at Kathy's - we'll see if she has a favorit technique she wants to do :)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Stamper Club Card Challenge

Our card challenge for our club this month was to use last month's technique (emboss resist) and create a card. Here is Jackie's - Kathy W's -

Lyn's entry - My entry -
and Karen's entry -
How great are these cards - Lyn and Karen tied and each won a prize! Check back tomorrow to see what this month's club technique was!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

SSS Oct - Toni

So Toni's SSS dropped off this cute Halloween gift for her at my house this week - Here's a close-up of the tag -
and the inside of the card - how cute is that!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Doorprize Winners!!

So here are our happy winners of our doorprize baskets - Becky won our "Bright and Funky" basket - Emma our "Fall Colors" basket - Trudi won the "Boys and Girls Club" basket -
Katie the "Vintage Holiday" -
And Martie the "Girly-girl" basket -
Don't they look 'happy'!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Raffle Baskets and Doorprizes

This year's STYC (as in year's past) did not lack in doorprizes - every attendee walked away with a goodie from this table and many people got two items. We also did our raffle baskets - here you can see left to right our "Bright and Funky" basket; Our "Fall Colors" basket; our "Boys and Girls Club" basket (all products in this basket were donated by Stampin' Up!, and all profits from it went to the Boys and Girls Club) - Our final two baskets were our "Vintage Holiday" basket and our "Girlie-girl" basket -
The ladies LOVED them - stop back tomorrow to see who won each of these lovely baskets of goodies.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Stamping, Stamping and.... more Stamping!

So at our Stamp Till You Cramp event -we wanted to showcase a lot of samples for our customers to browse and take pictures and I don't think anyone was disapponted. Check them out -

Sunday, October 17, 2010

October SSS Gift

So here's the 2nd SSS gift this month - Pat's Secret Sister dropped this off for the downline meeting, but I just got it this week to give to Pat (sorry Pat)! Anyway - look at this great and spooky gift. All covered with gauze -Here it is with the gauze off - four speciman jars on this adorable stamped tray - and in each jar - candy body parts - this one has "monster fingers" - how cool is that!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

We Did It!!

Wanted to share a few more pictures from last Saturday's Stamp Till You Cramp Event - here is Bobbie leading her mini class - and Maria leading hers -Then there were our regular project table - here's Sandy leading hers - Julie with one of her groups - Heidi sharing a laugh with a couple of ladies at her table - and here's yours truly working with a group of happy stampers - Our final helper for the day was Valarie -
Thank you ladies - you did an amazing job!!