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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Grunge Paper Bracelet

Hey there,

Today, I woke up with my lil' girl by my side after a week long of her being at Camp Mantowagon. We laid in bed talking about all the activities she did, food she ate and what she learned about Christ. This was her first camp experience and I am sure there will be plenty more.

Here it is... My Grunge Paper Bracelet. I saw this on SCS a while a go and couldn't wait to get my hands on the supplies. This morning after my quite time with my lil' girl, I got up, had breakfast and off I went. This was so much fun and very easy to make. The skies the limit with this one! You can use any color, flower and embossing folder. I already know how I am going to make my next bracelet.

Since this was an easy project, I think I will host a workshop for this bracelet. I think the ladies will enjoy it. Well, I guess it's time to join the family and get started with my day.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Hey there,

We had an early start this morning at 5:00am. Today, I took my lil' girl to camp for the first time. We left at 6:00am to arrive at 10:30am. After the long trip, a few stops, check-in, good byes and the ride back home, I am now resting. No crafting for me tonight. I'm exhausted!!

I did however, managed to craft during the weekend. I have been wanting to make this Faux Leather Wallet for some time now but never got to it. You can find the instructions here. The tutorial is really easy to do and lots of fun to make. Being that this was my first wallet, I am itching to make a few more. For one, I have to find a nicer front snap. I did add a magnet for the inside and it worked well. However, I'm not happy with my little flower. Just doesn't do anything to the wallet.

For my wallet, I used SU Basic Black cs, DS paper unknown, prima flowers, SU brad, misc ribbon and stitching. Follow the tutorial above to learn how to make this wallet. Have fun!

Well, I'm off to rest my thoughts and body. Have a blessed night.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Margarita Lime Cupcakes

Hey there,

Today, I decided to do something different. Last night I was browsing through all the challenges and decided I'd try the Flourished What's Cooking Challenge.

The challenge is to make a stamped summer recipe card. I have never done a recipe card since all my recipes are in a 3 ring binder. I had a few challenges assembling the card, but I think it turned out just right.

For My Card: I used a lime stamp and DS paper I purchased at a local rubber stamp store. I colored the image with my copics. After coloring the limes, I added crystal effects. I also used SU Certainly Celery, Whisper White card stock and the Round Tab punch. To complete the card, I added 4 lime green rhinestones I found in my stash.

For the Recipe: If anyone loves Lime Margaritas, you have to try the Cupcakes. It's so refreshing and perfect for the summer. I got the recipe from The Hostess With the Mostess website. Here's the link for the full recipe. Hope you enjoy it!

Well, it's time to start my day. My DH keeps coming in asking me when I'll be done. Have a great day!

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Host A Workshop

Hey there,

Have you noticed anything different on my blog? You guest it! I have loaded the Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog, Celebrando Creatividad, Summer Mini and Definitely Decorative Cattys. I also included a link to my SU website so you can shop.

Since my terms with both Sherrod Studio and Sugar Creek Hollow ended, I decided to get back in the program with Stampin' Up! and really focus on my business. My goal is to book 4 shows every month starting in August. I am booking workshops, club workshops and catalog shows.

There are 3 great reasons to host a workshop and/or show.
  1. Free Stuff: When you host a workshop, you can earn FREE stamp sets, inks, accessories and more.
  2. Exclusive Products for Hostess: Hostess have the opportunity to earn exclusive hostess only products that cannot be purchased from the catalog.
  3. Fun, Fun, Fun: Hosting a workshop means getting together with your friends and family, having a great time and discovering your creativity.
Click Here to see the Hostess Benefits.

What is a Workshop?

A Stampin' Up! workshop is a creative event you host at your home, where you invite your friends to enjoy an exciting demonstration provided by a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. When you host a workshop, you'll see new project ideas, learn different techniques, make a project, and have fun with people you enjoy.

As a hostess, you'll work with me to choose a date for a workshop, then invite your friends and family into your home to stamp and have fun with you. Your Stampin' Up! workshop can be as simple or elaborate as you want it to be. It can be a class where you make specific projects, or a training to learn new techniques. No matter what you have in mind, I will help you make it the perfect event for you and your friends!

What is a Club Workshop?

A Club Workshop is just like a Workshop. However, each month the same family and friends you invite come together to make cards and learn new techniques. During a Club Workshop, each member has a chance to be the hostess and earn free products. Club Workshops are a minimum purchase requirement of $25 each month depending how many months and members. This is a perfect opportunity to have a ladies night out each month.

What is a Catalog Workshop?

At Catalog Workshop is when you don't have time to host a workshop but still want to earn free products. You pass out the SU catalog to your friends and family and take their orders. You have one week to pass out the catalog and complete your show. The total merchandise will determine how much free products you earned.

Now that you know all the different ways you can earn free products, now it's time to look at your calendar and book your show. Email me at jcapre003@gmail.com to book your show!

To view full details, products and business opportunity simple click on the picture above to take you to my Stampin' Up! website.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Drawer Box

Hey there,

Well, it has been triple digits for the past two days here in Jersey. There is no sign of rain. With so much heat, what is one to do but craft?

Today, after all my work was complete, I went onto Splitcoaststampers and saw the latest tutorial. I just had to try this Drawer Box! It is the cutest thing ever!!! It took me no more than 30 minutes to make the drawer and box. The cards took longer since I made 10 cards. You can fit 10 cards and envelopes in the draw. The knob is a rose I created out of ribbon. I made it weeks ago and didn't have anything to use it with. As I was making the draw, I was thinking of a knob rather then handles shown in the tutorial. I was glad it was at my reached because it worked perfectly.

Well, it's time to go. I have to look thought my SU catty and decide what I am going to purchase. My list is long so I have to trim off some things :0/ Hopefully I can convince my DH to treat me to some new thing too ;o)

Materials Used: SU Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom (retired) and Whisper White card stock, Whimsical Words Clear Mount Stamp Set, Chocolate Chip and Blush Blossom Ink, DP, pearls and ribbon from my local craft store.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Grateful for You

Hey there,

I got my mojo back!!! It didn't take me long and all while I was creating, I kept reminding myself how much I missed creating.

Here is my card for this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch and the Clearly Inspired - Gratitude challenges.

For my card, I used SU Perfect Plum, Regal Rose and Whisper White CS. The image is a digital image from Clearly iStamp called Quiet Rocking Chair. I colored and glued the blanket three times to make it 3D. The DP was purchased at a rubber stamp store at visit on special occasions only. I say that because it's 45 minutes away and if it were any closer, I would be in big trouble {wink}. To finish my card, I used Tracy's Crinkled Ribbon in Lilac and some misc pink ribbon. The sentiment is from the same QRC set. Finally, I added a few pink pearls to finish my card.

Well, I hope you like my card and get inspired to create a card with these challenges. Come back in a soon for my next challenge with Flourishes Timeless Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, July 5, 2010

I'm back

Hey friends,

I'm back from my family trip to Atlanta. We had such a blessed time. The kids had a blast and the adults enjoyed much needed catching up.

Now that I'm back, I must get my crafting mojo back. I hope to join everyone in some much needed challenges.

I think I will be trying the Cearly iStamp challenge today along with Mojo Monday's challenge. July's challenge is to make a gratitude card. I think I can easily make this challenge!!

Then, I will make a trip to Micheal's to see what's new. I haven't been there since forever! I want to try to make the Grungeboard Bracelet on Splitcoaststampers. Hopefully I find the supplies I need at Micheal's.

Well, it's time to craft! Have a great day and come back soon!!!

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