Nov 30, 2009

Hi There....


I hope you had a great Thanksgiving... I had every intention of popping on to say happy Turkey Day, but well, I got caught up spending time with the fam.

The past two days I've been buried in Designer Series Paper, cardstock, inks and stamps as I planned my second Holiday Stamp-A-Stack of the year for Wednesday, Dec. 2.

I still have a little bit of space if you are interested in coming... e-mail me ASAP and I'll add you to the list.

This card isn't actually one of the Stamp-A-Stack cards -- actually it is a card I made from the scraps leftover on my desk... I really need to use up my scraps more often! This card came together probably in about 2 minutes and I think it's really cute... (It looks much better in person -- taking photos at night in my stamping room isn't really ideal)

There is still time to order supplies for the holidays -- need more cardstock? Would you like some pretty paper to play with? Or how about a new stamp set? Feel free to email me with any orders you'd like or you can go to my online store and order directly from the website. In fact, you may want to check out the clearance section - we've added some more items there at great prices.

Hope your week is off to a great start... thanks for stopping by.

Nov 23, 2009

Online Extravaganza!




Ok ladies... it's time to shop! From now until Monday, Nov. 30 -- you can save up to 50 percent off on some great bundles and products for gift giving (or to keep) this season! This is a very limited sale designed to make your holiday shopping as painless as possible!

You can choose from scrapbooking bundles, card-making bundles, accessories and home decor items - -perfect gifts for anyone on your list all at 30, 40 and even 50 percent off!

Order online here or feel free to call or email me with your order, but don't delay... these offers are only good through Monday!

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.... Thanks for stopping by!

Nov 20, 2009

Check out my new blog header!

So I was playing with My Digital Studio, the new digital paper crafting software from Stampin' Up!, this morning and made a new blog header.

It's actually very simple to do. Check out more information on My Digital Studio here.

So my first attempt is very simplistic but I hope to play with MDS a little bit more and maybe create one that is a little more complex.

But for now, what do you think?

Nov 19, 2009

Another Progessive Scrapbook Page...


So I was playing again in the scrapbook room and wanted to create another Progressive Scrapbook Page -- meaning I started with a 6 X 6 layout, turned that into a 8.5 X 11 layout and then finally made a 12 X 12.

As I mentioned in this post, I like doing this sometimes when I'm stumped because it's sometimes easier to start with a small canvas.

So for the 6 X 6, I started with a 6 X 6 piece of Real Red Stampin' Up cardstock and then used two small accent pieces from the Christmas Cocoa Specialty paper from the Holiday Mini Catalog.



Next I used the Top Note Bigz Die and my Sizzix die-cutting machine to create the small journaling area and then used the new Stampin' Up snowflake punch and clear rhinestone brads for an embellishment.

Next up, I needed to turn this page into this:


So I put the 6 X 6 page I started with and added it to a larger piece of Whisper white cardstock. I added some linen thread with a tag from the Christmas Punch hostess set. Then I attached the photos and taped the white cardstock to an 8.5 X 11 piece of Sahara Sand paper.

I cut out the title (which I just now realized is spelled wrong... Ugh, got to fix that!) with my Go Go Boots alphabet for the Big Shot. The snowflakes were punched out with the SU punch and glittered with dazzling diamonds glitter.

Lastly, I added a few more pieces of the Christmas Cocoa specialty paper to a 12 X 12 piece of Whisper White cardstock to create this:

So there you have it... if it were not for the spelling error, I'd really like this page! Off to see if I can fix it... have a great night!

Nov 16, 2009

Have A Blast


I'm trying to get back into a regular posting schedule as I've been somewhat MIA recently...
Sorry 'bout that! I'm trying to be better, promise!
This card is one I made for a challenge to using doodling on a card. Doodling is not generally my thing... don't get me wrong, I love to journal on my notebooks and on the little paper by the phone, but for some reason doodling on a card or a scrapbook page scares me... a lot!
Perhaps it's the perfectionist in me... but I just don't ever think to do it.
Anyway, I'm happy with the way this one came out. It is actually one of those projects where the idea actually popped into my head overnight and I had to get up early one Saturday morning to carry it out!
I wrote out the numbers, the stars and the squiggles all by myself :o) and used my signo white gel pen to add most of the accents. All supplies are Stampin' Up!
I think this would be a great card for little boys... and you could even highlight the number that represents his age... wish I had thought of that before I colored in the one... Matt's godsons' birthday party is this weekend, but he is going to be 8.
Well, that's all for now.... hope your week is off to a great start!

Nov 15, 2009

Lazy Sunday...

Hello there! I am having a rather lazy Sunday. Didn't get up until 9:30! and now I'm just flitting around cleaning up here, stamping this, reading that, watching the tube, etc.

I love days when I don't have anything I "HAVE" to do. I wish it were a little nicer out so I could go for a walk or something, but alas, it's not!

Maybe if I get really ambitious (although it's not looking good for my ambition) I'll do my yoga tape later. It's only 20 minutes, but boy I sure do feel it the next day!

I made this scrapbook page last weekend when I was at the Crazy For Croppin event here in Hyannis. I wanted to put together a very simple, coordinated 8.5 X 11 album about my Sturbridge trip earlier this year with my Mom, Sister, SIL and niece.


I managed to do a couple of pages last week, but this is the only one that is actually finished. The others don't have titles or journaling... I kind of lost steam last weekend. Maybe I'll finish those up today.


This album is going to be for me to keep, but I also want to work on using my new My Digital Studio software to create a hardcover book of our trips including LOTS of photos for my Mom for a Christmas present. I just need a little dedicated time to work on that... maybe later today.


Boy I've already got a long list of "maybe later todays" after writing this blog post! So much for a lazy day, huh? I think the first order of business is to get some grub in my tummy...


Hope you have a fabulous Sunday!

Nov 10, 2009

Take a look at Build-A-Bear



Hi there! Hope your week is off to a good start... I'm feeling a little behind trying to get caught up after a scrapbooking retreat this weekend.

I was a vendor at the Crazy For Croppin' event here on the Cape Thursday through Sunday and had a lot of fun.

I didn't, however, get much accomplished in the scrapbooking department! Oh well... it was still fun to teach a class and reconnect with some scrapping friends I only get to see twice a year.

I did manage to play with my new Build-A-Bear Big Shot dies and Pawsitively Prints Designer Series Paper. I made the two cuties above Friday. The dies are so very cute and they have so many different options!

I also played with the new Build-A-Bear stamp set called Beary Best Friends and the coordinating sentiment set called Beary Nice Wishes. I made these two cards as a make-and-take for the ladies at the event:



I need to finish the couple of scrapbook pages I did over the weekend before I post them here. I just need to add some journaling and titles to a couple of pages before they are ready to be posted.
Attending the event did put me in the mood to scrapbook as I listened to all the pages the ladies got done. One woman finished 69 pages over the weekend! I am a slow scrapper so the most I usually do at a weekend event like that is 12! Oh well... it's still fun no matter how many pages you complete.
For those of you who would like to attend a really fun Crop event, you should check out the Crop on the Cape, hosted by the fabulous Colorful Creations Scrapbooking store in Hyannis. I will be a vendor at this year's event and I'm so excited! The Crop takes place Thursday, March 25 through Sunday, March 28, 2009.
Click here to find out more.
Hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by....

Nov 3, 2009

The Chaos....



Have you ever wondered what my scrap room looks like before Stamp Club, an event or a big project (probably not, but humor me)? Well here it is.... this is the chaos of my stamp room tonight as I finish putting together the card packs for tomorrow's Holiday Card Stamp-A-Stack.
The worst part about this? Just this past weekend I cleaned my scrap room so that I could see the floor again.... ah, it never lasts long!
Happy Hump day (tomorrow).... Thanks for stopping by!

Oops... the giveaway!



I totally forgot that I owe you a winner in the Halloween giveaway! I posted here a chance to win this fabulous "Home is built of love and dreams" decor elements and then forgot to announce a winner on Halloween!

So without any further ado... the winner is.... BEE! Congrats Bee. Thanks for playing along.

I believe I am going to see you this week so I will bring your prize along...

Well I have lots of work today -- both of the "real" job and the Stampin' job variety. I hope you have a great Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Nov 2, 2009

A Productive Weekend...

Happy Monday after Halloween. I hope you had a fantasticly haunting holiday! For me, Halloween isn't much of a holiday anymore... :o( No kiddos and no trick-or-treaters here at the Pitta Household -- so it seems like any other day around here.
Oh well, I enjoyed checking out some friends pics on various blogs and Facebook pages -- some real super cuties haunting the streets!
Perhaps due to the lack of excitement for me on Halloween, I was very productive in my stamp room. I have two big events this week... the first is a Holiday Stamp-A-Stack on Wednesday and then I am a vendor at the Crazy For Cropping Scrapbooking Retreat from Thursday through Sunday. I'm also teaching a class there. Lots and lots of designing and prep work to do.
For once I was a good girl and starting some designing and prepping WAY ahead of time for me -- five days ahead! I know, that's not really that good -- but I'm working on it.
I thought you might like to see some of the cards the folks attending my Holiday Stamp-A-Stack will be making on Wednesday.


I still have a couple of spots open if you are interested in coming to the Holiday Stamp-A-Stack at 5 p.m. on Wednesday at the Chatham Community Center. Cost is $10 for 10 cards (2 each of all designs).
Also, it's not too late to start planning your Holiday Cards! If you'd like to book a workshop to make holiday cards or if you'd like to get together for a Holiday Card consultation I still have a few days available in November. Feel free to e-mail me for more information.
Hope you have a fantastic Monday!
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