Saturday, November 19, 2011

Saturday Sharing :)


The ordinary white box has been trasformed into a RECIPE BOX!!!  I love these little boxes.  They can be used for many things...hair clips, baseball cards, bakugan balls/figures, and so much more for the little ones.  But for us adults, we too can use it for recipes, greeting cards, and anything else our heart desires.  These as well as many of the things I make can be customized.  The latch on the front makes this a great little keepsake box too!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

TOTALLY SWEET!!!!


The picture above is one of the sets that I create to help hold Memories and many other things.  It started out doing these cans for baby's...you can put their little favorite outfit, pacifier, and many other things in the can while using the tin to keep track of their first year special moments, hand and foot prints, lock of hair, and hospital bracelets.  Of course, the Memory sets have evolved into many other things.  This can was designed with a TWEEN girl in mind.  The can could hold many different objects (card from a secret crush, flower from a friend, etc.) while the tin can hold her favorite photos and spots to jot down some information.

I do custom create these Memory sets...and with the holidays coming up, this could be a great gift.  At just $33 for a set and can be created using favorite colors, activities, etc...what a great gift to give!  Check out some of the other Memory Cans and Memory Tins I have posted on my site too.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

GREAT HOSTESS BENEFITS!!!

HELLO EVERYONE! Just wanted to let you know that Stampin' Up! has a great hostess special this month. AN EXTRA $35 free with every show over $350! That's two stamp sets, 6 ink pads, or so much more! Plus for everyone that books from you, you'll receive an ink pad or an accessorie for free ($6 value or less) when they host their show! WHAT A DEAL! Check out my website for more details!

www.elizabethgiles.stampinup.net

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Super Saturday :)


I just love this card!  This is what I call SUPER!!!  I just love the technique...very simple and easy to do and is a big POP factor!   The technique is called "emboss resist."  Usually you'll see this technique done with clear embossing powder to expose the underneath but I decided to use the Wild Wasabi embossing powder.  I hope you enjoy my SUPER CARD!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Christmas is on it's way!!!


Before we know it, we'll be hanging the ornaments on the tree and singing carols all day long!  I do love the Christmas Season...I'm constantly singing tunes and just love the glisten of the snow when the sun shines.  Of course, it also may have something to do with my birthday being in December too.

I love using this stamp set because it's so simple to use.  The ornaments have a coordinating punch.  Just stamp and punch and your card is almost done!  I also used the new designer series paper on this card....the stripes at the bottom are a shimmery glitter...I know it's hard to see (maybe I shouldn't use my phone to take my pics).  If you'd like to make your own Christmas cards this year...check out my Stamp A Stack.  I am hosting it the Friday before Thanksgiving!  20 cards with envelopes for $35!!!  Let me know if you need to make more and we'll strike up a deal!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Scrap book challege: WEEK 2 COMPLETED!


Week 2 Challenge Completed!  My cute little ALEX!  Can you believe this is my baby who's 9 years old now?!?!  Anyways, Alex loved to dress up in this little TIGGER outfit.  It was hard to keep it off of him.  And of course once he found some old character glasses, it went well together!  What a cutie!  Pics are from April 2003.

My Version


This is my version of the card found on page 66 in the large Idea Book and Catalog.  The card in the catalog is more "girly" and as you all know I have three boys.  My youngest son Alex has a birthday party next week and this card will be perfect.  This card was one of the make n' takes at my workshop yesterday.  Everyone loved how simple and easy it was and yet so bold and bright.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Camp Closet (Scrap Challenge-WEEK 1)




Scrap Book Challenge: WEEK 1 COMPLETE! Camp Closet...oh how those boys loved to hang out in that closet. In our house on Vine Street, the upstairs when we first moved in, had a huge closet that ran down the whole one side of the house. The door to this closet was in the boy's bedroom. We decided to put a tent in it to block off the one side of the closet that didn't have anything finished...try to keep them out of trouble :) The loved that little tent all the way to it's destruction.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Techinique Tuesday



Technique Tuesday: For this technique, it's simple: Blender Pens. You can use Blender Pens in a wide variety...with pastels, watercolor crayons, or with ink pads like I did here. Blender Pens are quite unique. It's just a translucent tip but then once you "add" your color to it, it colors in gradually becoming lighter and lighter. This makes the blender pen a perfect choice for shading lined images such as a flower, scentery, or this robot. They are also a cheap clean way to do shading and colored images.



This card was part of the card buffet I had at the Columbus Catholic Scrapbooking Fundraiser this past weekend. I make up a sample and then cut all the supplies and you can break away any time to complete the cards. You can make as many or as little as you want...just like a buffet.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Setting some new GOALS

I am setting a couple of goals....weekly goals.  These two goals I have will benefit myself and my Stampin' Up! demonstrator career too.  It will also give you a few more things to look at :)

1) I will scrap a set of pages weekly.  I am setting this goal so that I will hopfully get caught up on my scrapbooking.  I am keeping my goal to a minimum so that I can keep going and don't try to push myself too hard.

2) I will post something to my blog weekly!  Which, if I'm doing goal #1, it should be pretty simple.

I am hoping with setting these goals, it will MAKE ME set time aside to do the things I love and not get so caught up in everyday life. 

DO YOU HAVE ANY GOALS TO EMBRACE THE THINGS YOU LOVE?!?

Monday, June 27, 2011

FREE CATALOG EXTRAVAGANZA CAMP!!!

Are you busy Friday?  Well if you are...cancel your plans...and if you're not- COME ON OVER!!!
I am hosting a New Catalog Extravaganza at my house....yes this is one of MY FREE CAMPS!!!

I want you to get excited over the new catalog!!!  The new catalog will make it's debut on FRIDAY!!!!  So come on over to my house (2205 S Wallonnie Drive, Marshfield) at 6PM!!!

FREE MAKE N TAKES, FOOD, DRINKS, AND DOORPRIZES!!!!

Don't forget to RSVP by Wednesday and if you bring a guest...you get a special deal!!!
Alex was in a photo contest on Country Jam USA and WON!!!  He won tickets to go see
Zac Brown Band at Country Jam in July!  Yes he does have Pink hair...I think he gets his creativity
and "perfectionist" from his MOM :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

JUST A COUPLE THINGS!

Hello everyone....

Remember to become a FOLLOWER for you chance to win a $25 gift certificate!!!  Already a FOLLOWER?  Leave a comment on one of my posts so I know you're still following :)

Also it's MAY- NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING MONTH and Stampin' Up! has some great specials.  Visit my website to find out all the great deals and while you're there...check out the clearance section too...some great deals!  http://www.elizabethgiles.stampinup.net/

And lastly...I have a camp coming up on Friday May 13th.  You can receive this camp for FREE by ordering $40 or pay a small fee.  With all the great deals out there...I would go that way :)  Please RSVP by Friday May 6th so I can prepare enough for everyone!

Any questions?  JUST ASK!
Liz

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Recipe Boxes

I've made a couple of these now.  Just wanted to share how nice they are.  They are metal with a clasp in the front and plenty of room inside.  You can fit a 4x6 recipe card in these...maybe larger.  I can customize them to match any decor :)  These would make great gifts...wedding with some of your favorite recipes, baby shower with some "easy to make" recipes, mother's day, birthdays....well you get the point.  Let me know if you'd like more info!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Well...it's almost done!  This is my craft room at the new house!  This is the view from the door in the hall.  If you look in the window's reflection, you can see that the wall to the left is a pink...almost a Melon Mambo color.

I might actually know where everything is...MIGHT  LOL.
I'll be posting more pictures once the pink wall decor is finished...putting up some vinyl decor wall art designs from Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mini Madness Camp

I am just so excited about the upcoming MINI CATALOG that is coming out!  There's embossing powder....IN 3 DIFFERENT COLORS!!!!  And a great set to help out Breast Cancer!!!

I will be hosting the class at my NEW HOUSE- 2205 S Wallonnie Dr in Marshfield.  I will give you directions if you need it- it's by the northside of Griese Park.

The camp will be on Friday May 13th at 6pm.  Cost of the camp is $7 or FREE with a $40 order (no punches on preferred customer card).

Please RSVP by May 6th.  If you're one of the first 5 people to book a show for May or June I am giving you an extra $15 in hostess dollars!!!