Thursday, January 31, 2013

Leadership 2013 Samples - 3

Today's project is also using my favorite of the Sale-a-bration sets - Pretty Petites.

I love this page so much and really wish that I still had it. I will definitely be remaking this page for my scrapbooks. The color combo of Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit and Tangerine Tango gives this page a "boy" feel. Love this picture of Levi too!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Leadership 2013 Samples - 2

Today's Leadership samples are using my favorite Sale-a-bration set - Pretty Petites. I also love the coordinating Petite Label punch that goes with this set!

A cute little gift bag to welcome baby!

I really like the color combos in the Sycamore Street Designer Series paper. So fun!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Leadership 2013 Samples - 1

The Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team was asked to create samples for the display boards at this years Leadership Conference. I was so excited that they asked me to participate!  Over the next 3 weeks I will be sharing with you all of the samples that I created.

First up is a card using the Vintage Verses stamp set and Sycamore Street Designer Series paper. The sayings are so pretty in this set!

A little tag using the Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set, it would look great attached to a gift box or bag.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Panama City Beach: Week Three

Another great week! Lots of beach and pool time. 


Swimming in the outdoor pool:

Everyday walks on the beach:

Michael and I went on a date to a concert, it was great!

The boys boogie boarding with Michael:

We LOVE the hot tub. We go in everyday!

 Animal themed mini-golf. Zack was so happy to hug the giraffe:

Really beautiful, warm days on the beach:

There is a little amusement park near us, so we took the boys on a few rides:

A nice calm beach day:

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Artisan Design Team Projects for January - Part Three

My last Artisan Design Team project that I have to share this month is my favorite card that I made. I actually made this card first, before anything else. I love the way the Hearts a Flutter bundle works so well with the trendy "bunting" look. The doily and the bow add a bit of pretty to the card.

Stamps: Hearts a Flutter, Artistic Etchings
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White & Real Red Cardstock, More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper, First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper
Tools & Accessories: Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Pool Party Bakers Twine, Primrose Petals 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon, Artisan Embellishments Kit, Pearl Basic Jewels, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack

Thank you so much for checking out my Artisan Design Team projects for January!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Artisan Design Team Projects for January - Part Two

Today's project is a My Digital Studio page that I made using the "More Amore" Digital downloads. We spent Valentine's Day last year in Galveston, Texas, on the beach. I wanted to make this page Valentine's, but still have the fun beachy feel to it. 

Thanks! See you tomorrow for another Artisan Design Team project.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Artisan Design Team Projects for January - Part One

My first Artisan Design Team project this month is a card using the More Amore Designer series paper and the Hearts a Flutter stamp set and framelits. I really like using the framelits, they can be perfectly placed for a perfect cut. I love that!
I also used the Primrose Petals Core'dinations cardstock and embossed it with the Fancy Fan embossing folder. Sanding the Core'dinations paper is fun because the lighter color comes through and gives it a great texture.

Thanks! Come back tomorrow for another project!

Stamps: Hearts a Flutter, Fabulous Phrases
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Pool Party & Primrose Petals Classic Stampin' Pad
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Pool Party & Primrose Petals Cardstock, First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper, More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper, Primrose Petals & Pool Party Core'dinations Cardstock
Tools & Accessories: Big Shot, Hearts a  Flutter Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Fancy Fan Embossing folder, Pool Party Bakers Twine, 1 1/4 Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Vintage Trinkets

Friday, January 18, 2013

Panama City Beach: Week Two

Our second week here was very busy! The weather was absolutely gorgeous, so we were out on the beach most days. On Wednesday I left for Orlando to attend the Stampin' Up! Leadership conference. It was a great couple of days!! On Saturday I picked up my Mom from the airport in Orlando. She dropped Sarah and I off at the convention center for the day and when we she came back to pick us up, my Dad surprised me by showing up that day too. On Sunday we drove back to Panama City Beach. The boys knew that Oma was coming for a visit, but didn't know Opa was coming too. They were very happy to see him as well! Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday were all beach days again!

One of Zack's favorite movies is Elf. As soon as he saw the elevator buttons he asked us if he could push them all like Buddy the Elf. We let him do it once. He was so excited!

The indoor pool is one of our favorite places. We swim almost every night after supper.

Lots of beach walks and sandcastles:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Stampin' Up! Leadership 2013

I just returned from Orlando where I went to the Stampin' Up! Leadership conference. It was really fun! I met my good friend Sarah there for the Leadership event. We had a great time shopping, going to the pool and hanging out at the convention center for all the Stampin' Up! classes and presentations.
The presentations were great and lots of cute projects were shown. All of the classes were very interesting and informative, my 2 favorites were "Creating a Blueprint for Success" with Brandi Barnard & Meg Daves and "Ramping up your Social Media Presence" with Andrea Withers, Diane Dimich, Catherine Pooler & Becky Roberts. They were both so well put together and presented, plus I learned a lot at each!
I will definitely go back to Leadership again!
The Artisan Design Team made samples of this years Sale-a-bration stamp sets, Designer Series papers and accessories for the sample boards. Below are a few of the samples. Can you pick out the ones I did?!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Panama City Beach: Week One

Our trip started with 4 full days of driving.

The boys did really well on the long car rides. Zack played with his toys, read books, watched movies, had a nap or two and of course ate snacks the whole way.

Jakob and Levi watched movies and played on their DS pretty much the whole way.

Michael drove the whole way! We went through all kinds of weather imaginable. 

We arrived in Panama City Beach just before the sunset. We quickly ran out to the beach as soon as we got here:

Once we were in our condo we watched the sunset from our balcony. We are on the 23rd floor, so we can see pretty much everything!

There is a little family of sting rays or manta rays that swim by our building everyday. The water is so clear, we can see every little fish swimming by.

An early morning walk on the beach:

Jake checking out the water to see how warm it is:

The sun is barely up!

The sunsets have been amazing!

Zack and Michael enjoying a snack and the warm sun on the balcony:

There is a cute little shopping area close by and we went there the other day to walk around and then for lunch. 
"Jake at the Beach".

A huge beach chair!

And of course, we've been playing on the beach!