Thursday, October 30, 2008

Meet the Celebrities of Stamp + Cruise...

No, NOT us, these ladies:
The super talented, Nichole Heady! So sweet! And you should have seen her husband passing out class kits. When Nichole was busy, we would ask David the measurements and he would know exactly where to score and exactly which stamp to use! What an incredible guy he is! She has the cutest family! Did I mention her projects were incredible???
Gina was so adorable and personable! She was so professional but lots of fun at the same time. AND, this lady can really wear some high heels! ;) Her husband was adorable too and was the official filmer while she was demonstrating each project. Her youngest daughter was an absolute hoot! Gina is also the technique queen and we learned a lot from her classes.

Emily is such a funny funny girl! I could see myself sippin' cocktails with her and letting it all hang out so to speak. She is so genuine and so very generous as all the ladies were! Her husband was so nice and funny too. They are really the perfect pair!
It was so fun meeting all of them! A huge thanks to you wonderful ladies. My sister and I had a great time. You should of heard us squealing when we ran back to our rooms with our goody bags and pulled out and inspected each thing! Your hard work paid off {I hope} as we all had the best time evah! (That is Emily speak for ever;)
Cruise: $800ish dollars
Passport: $100
Goody Bag/classes and projects: PRICELESS!
Thank you, thank you, thank you Emily, Gina K and Nichole!

Monday, October 27, 2008

{Much Love for PTI}

Ok ladies! Are you ready to relive the Stamp & Cruise? It was absolutely amazing and I think my sistah and I have enough stuff to show you that we'll have a post a day for the rest of the year and still not show you everything. Can I start by saying that the cruise not only went above our expectations but beyond our wildest dreams!!! I still just sit in my stamp room like a little kid and keep looking at all the goodies we got like it's Christmas. Nichole, GinaK, and EmilyBella were generous beyond words! The other thing I loved is that these ladies are truly amazing women, generous, funny, down-to-earth and genuine. You know how sometimes you meet people and they aren't what you expected or hoped at all and the whole thing is just ruined for was like meeting our long lost sisters. We laughed and joked like we'd known each other for years. You wouldn't know it from our occasional absence from the blog (mostly my fault) but my sister and I are a little addicted to purchasing crafty stuff :-) and after meeting these ladies, I feel like there's no place I'd rather spend my craft budget than Papertrey, GinaK Designs, and Stamping Bella. They rock!!!

Now for a few quick pics...first off is the freebie ribbon we got from Nichole. A yard of EVERY ribbon that Papertrey makes. Now I just need to put in my order for ripe avocado and ocean tides! Isn't it yummy! I put it on a clothes hanger so I could look at it all at once!

Next up is a card that we made in one of Nichole's classes. We also received the stamp sets Snowfall and Snowfall additions by Heather Nichols in addition to one of the brand new marvy snowflake punches that coordinate. Oh, and look at those purdy score lines. We got a Scor-Pal!!!!!!!!!!!! We learned how to use it in so many ways. Nichole did an amazing job of showing us how to use it to accent cards and Gina showed us how to make a gorgeous box using the Scor-Pal. Anyway, here's the photo of one of the cards we made. It's way prettier irl but hopefully you get an idea of what it looks like. So pretty in Aqua Mist by PTI! Hope you enjoyed ladies. My sister and I are feeling generous and will be sharing a goody or two via blog candy. Get ready and stay tuned!

Back from an Amazing Cruise!

We are back from our cruise and so excited by all the things we made and all of our goodies that the very generous ladies of Gina K designs, Papertrey Ink, and Stamping Bella gave us! Wow! It was literally hundreds of dollars of stamps, ribbon, embellAshments, coloring pencils, ink pads...and even a Scor-Pal!!! I will post some pictures as soon as I can get them loaded. It was great meeting these very generous ladies and we are so glad that we had the opportunity to go! It was an amazing experience and we loved all of the classes hosted by these women! There is talk of *maybe* doing it again in a year or so...we will see! We would definitely sign up again! It was truly a great week!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Easy Cards

Here are some really easy cards that I made on Saturday. I made 2 sets of 4 with various PTI sentiments and used the Martha Stewart Butterfly punch and a scallop circle punch. These came together in under 5 minutes! I packaged them together to give to a secret pal (a teacher) that my daughter has at school. It is a very cute idea, and the kids get to pick a secret pal to give little gifts to throughout the year. At the end of the year, they have a secret pal lunch. That's it for today!! BTW, let us know if you are going on the stamp cruise so we can meet and say hi! We can't wait for our vacation!!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

WCMD cards

Hope everyone had a great weekend and a great WCMD on Saturday. I was able to sneak in some playing time and came up with quite a few cards! Here are two that I made that are really easy and fun. I cased from Daniela and just loved the look of the cards all packaged together. You can check out her site here. I used PTI white cardstock, American Crafts paper and the trees and sentiments are from those trees!!! I will post some more cards tomorrow that I made...until then...happy Sunday (and Entourage starts in 10 minutes!!)

ps- less than 2 weeks and these stampedwithsprinkles sisters will be cruising! Yeah!