Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Open House and some goodies

Good morning!! Have you noticed that today is MAY 12 ALREADY??? Where did the time go? Did you have a wonderful mother's day? I'm a step-mom and I got a card from my Tennessee step-daughter. My DH also gave me a dozen red roses and stood up in church and publicly declared he loved me! Now that really captured my heart! He's my sweetheart through and through.

I've got an open house coming up this Saturday May 16 from 10am to 3pm. If you're going to be in Philippi, give me a call and come see the fab new products from SU! I'm demo'ing the new circle cutter - love that baby!!! My upline is lending me some goodies to showcase the Big Shot since I don't have that tool yet (It's on my wish list, though!!) I've got several make-and-takes ready to roll and I'll put on a big pot of soup with some bread and crackers and maybe a brownie or two. Can't wait!!

One of the items I've made just to showcase as a potential class is a wonderful box with 5 note cards in them. I CASE'd them from Kelly Ramey on SU's website. I changed her colors to real red, Basic Black and Basic Gray and used the wonderful Walk In The Park designer series papers. I didn't have SU's gorgeous Whisper White satin ribbon, so I used ribbon from JoAnn's Fabrics. The box is the only thing I'm showcasing here - if you want to see the cards, too, then hop on over to my pad and let me show you!!

Here's where I really digressed. I didn't have the note cards that were listed in the plan and their size is really important if you want to make these cards. So I took a generic white card stock, cut them down to an A2 size and then trimmed them to the note card size. A lot of waste - I need to order some of those note cards and envies. But you make do when you don't want to do without!! And time was of the essence in getting some of these projects ready to showcase Saturday.

Tip of the Day:
Keep those scissors sharp!! It makes all the difference in your projects and time.

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love the colors and simplicity! TFS :)

  2. That will be a great class! And what a sweet thing you hubby did!

  3. Perfectly beautiful card. I especially like the ribbon you used. The bow fits nicely with the tiny pattern of the paper. I think it will be a nice masculine card.

  4. Wish I were close to you so I could come to your open house, would love to do this set, It is beautiful.

  5. Oh, Teresa! I wish you did too! I could sit and talk with you for hours!! :)