Friday, January 27, 2012

Valentine Candy Pocket

Another demonstrator shared how to make this cute Valentine pocket and I just had to try it myself! I like it so much that I'm going to share it with the gals at my workshop tonight! What a fun Valentine treat bag!

Here's a picture from the top so you can see how it goes together and how the candy fits in it. I added candy hearts to the bag and tied it with a piece of pink ribbon.

Ingredients: Stamps: Loving Thoughts
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Paper: Twitterpated, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Hearts Framelit Dies, Big Shot, Petal Cone Die, Cello bag, Ribbon, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Sticky Strip, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Pearls, Scallop Border Punch, 1/8" circle punch, candy

Can't wait to share this tonight! I know they'll love it as much as I do!
I'm off to cut up more paper for the other project that we'll be doing. I feel a little behind today, but spent the last two days on the couch with a stomach bug! No fun! Katie stayed home and nursed me and watched the kids, so that I could recoup. Sure was nice just to sleep all day! You know how bad it is when you don't even want to stamp! So glad to be done with that!
Have some fun stampin' for your favorite Valentine today!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sale-a-bration is Here!!

My favorite time of the Stampin' Up! year starts today! Click on the catalog on the sidebar to see all the goodies that you can get for free!!  With so many fun, free products, now is the time to hostess a workshop! Call me to get yours on the schedule.
    We had snow here yesterday so I didn't get any stamping done. I spent the day playing in the snow with Faith. She just loves the snow and has been praying for enough to go sledding in, and yesterday her prayers were answered. We built a snowman in the front yard, and shoveled and cleaned walks here and at the neighbors. I think she would have stayed out all day if Grandma would have had enough energy!
Have fun Sale-a-brating!
Lauri and Faith
(Faith had to spell her name while I was typing!)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Candy Conversations

I've sure gotten a lot of use out of the new stamp, Candy Conversations, from the mini catalog! I love how many things you can do with just a single stamp. I'm still working on Valentines for My Golden Valentine and so far, I've used it on every single one. This time, I used it for the main image on the front and it's just so easy to wow it up a little by changing the colors of the hearts. I wanted to do some Valentines that weren't so girly and pink, so went with more of the blues and greens and just love the color combination!  I think it's one of my favorites so far!
The new embossing folder, Adorning Accents, adds a lot of texture to the bottom edge and wait until you get your hands on that ribbon! It's free in the Sale-a-bration catalog as one of the goodies that you can pick with your order of $50.00.  It has such sparkle in real life!

Inside I stamped the new Sale-a-bration set, Outlined Occasions, (another one of those free Sale-a-bration goodies!) then colored it in with markers.
Ingredients: Candy Conversations, Outlined Occasions
Paper: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Lucky Limeade
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Big Shot, Adorning Accents embossing folder, Everyday Enchantment Ribbon, Riding Hood Red, Lucky Limeade, Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie, Poppy Parade, Not Quite Navy Markers, Small Heart Punch, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

Sale-a-bration starts this week!! I'm so excited! This is one of my favorite times of the Stampin' Up! year! With every $50.00 that you spend, you're able to choose one item from the Sale-a-bration catalog. They have paper, ribbon and brads, stamp sets, and have included some of the things from the Idea Book and Catalog too. Oh how I just love, love, love FREE stampin' supplies!!!
I have two workshops scheduled here in Elko this coming weekend. Give me a call if you want to come stamp with us!! Fun! Fun! Fun!
Happy Stampin'!