Friday, August 29, 2008

Welcome Back Bag


Here is another project I made using the Bag Topper set from ACWP. I try to give my daugthers teacher a little something every Friday- so here is her's today. Have a great weekend and TFL!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

An Apple a Day



Well, maybe not an apple but at least a post. I have made a pre-New Years Resolution. That is to make at least one thng a day, and to eat less. So far so good. I have lost 3 pounds and have made three projects. So here is todays. These are scrapbook pages I am going to make at my scrap class on the 9th. I charge $20 for 4 pages (2-2 page spreads)




The inks and colors are all SU! The stamp set is Autumn picking by ACWP. Have a healthy day!
XO-
Samantha

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Playin' Prehistoric Style



I DID NOT get to go to Glen Ivy today- so I sat home and babysat and made cards. Well, I guess my life is not so bad- I made cards and went swimming at home. I played volleyball and keep it up with Ryan, my baby boy swims with just floaties (he is 16 months), and Sophie was a little fish. Emily really wasn't digging the water today (tired.)


Any who, I had to make my male themed birthday cards for my swap I was hosting- so I did. I made the first 6 and didn't like them, so I made another six, and they came out much better (the ones on the left.)


I used all SU! colrs and cardstock, besides the yellow printed paper. I used a cuttlebug for embossing and Prehistoric Pals stamp set (the palm trees kinda reminded me of Glen Ivy.)

Monday, August 25, 2008

First Day Blues



Well, it was inevitable. She had to leave me. Our time is over. 3rd grade here she comes. So here I sit all broken hearted- missing her like crazy. She is my air, my sun, my warmth, my life!






She is growing so fast, and there is nothing I can do about it. I barely got a kiss goodbye. She found her friends and away she went- the tears filled my eyes and I returned home. I know build a bridge - get over it, but I think there are very few moms that love thier babies like I love mine- so only those moms will understand. So give me your shoulder and let me cry, I'll be ok.






Here is a pic of my princess- Savannah heading off to school with our neighbor Grant. Then her and one of her BF's, Jalyn. Her shoes (I always take a pic of them- I love shoes!) And finally, an ADORABLE little backpack my friend Sharon made for her. Gotta love the BIG Shot and Summer Picnic DSP! Thanks for everything Sharon- Love you- H & P!!!!









And thanks to all of you for your wonderful comments!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

OMG- She did it for LOVE!




Can you believe my sweet little 8 year- old cut her hair sooooo short for "Locks of Love?" On Thursday she was still undecided until she got to "Ruby's" (our hairdresser) Ruby told her it would look "HIP" and a little long in the front still- so Savannah said "OK!"


So Ruby put it in a ponytail real tight to her scalp and cut! AGH! Vanna started to cry! She said it was way to short- but after alotta coxing from Ruby, she got a little more used to it. Today on the way home from church she said, "When my hair grows long, I want to cut it this short again." So needless to say, we ALL love it now! She even got some highlights put in! SO HIP!


Saturday, August 23, 2008

A Chemistry with Paper is having a CONTEST!





Go check out ACWP to enter their contest. Don't have any of their sets- NO PROBLEMO! I can get those for you- email me at Samanthaesqueda@yahoo.com and I can get you what ever you need, or order directly from them (make sure and mention my name :)


Friday, August 22, 2008

Welcome Back to school

Well, for the last two years I was President of the PTA of my daughter's school and now I am Historian (AKA Scrapbooker). So I feel like this year I get to relax a little and watch things happen.


Every year I put together a big tub of school supplies, kleenex, baby wipes, hand sanitazer, etc... for my daughters teacher. I also like to enclose a pack of handmade note cards. Here is the one I made for Mrs. Sanchez (Who we are so excited to have :) ( I CASED it from Crafty C on SCS)



I do need all of your prayers and positive thoughts. There are two people in the class that I have had disagreements with (one being my sister) and another a friend and we are all in the same class- AAAAAGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!! So I am praying that the drama is minimal and we can just "ALL GET ALONG." Anyways, prayers will be greatly appreciated! Thanks for looking, sharing, and praying!


XOXOX

Samantha

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Beate's BACK! :)

Beate (ryhmes with Miata- the car, I just found out) is back after a summer break. That means Tuesday Inspiration Challenges are back- Yahoo!


Here was the Inspiration-




I Used The Stylized Flower set from ACWP (which has a brand new store- go check it out- www.shopACWP.com ) and the Bag topper set. This is one of the cards we will be making for a card class at Scrappers Cafe (a Wonderfully cozy, with a great owner -Carol- scrap store in Corona, CA.)
Hope you are inspired to stamp something! TFL!

Monday, August 18, 2008

A Blessed Weekend!




Well- As usual I had a very busy weekend which just flew by. On Friday night I had my scrapbook class- Saturday I cleaned and went to Spaghetti factory (YUMMY!)- wish I would of taken pics of my baby- he was LOVIN some spaghetti :)






Sunday was a very special day- Our little girl- Savannah was baptized. She received the Lord during VBS and had started asking to be baptized about 6 months ago- so yesterday she did. We are so blessed to have two wonderful children- Even though my husband said my little guy needed an exorcism not a baptism- LOL! (He is a handful)- so needless to day not awhole lot of stamping going on this weekend. But here is a pic of a bookmark we will be making at my craft class this Saturday!




Saturday, August 16, 2008

Stamp Something for Summer






Here is the second page that I made for last nights Scrap class- It was so fun and glad to have a new friend Cynthia and of course always love spending time with Pam, Lillian, and Leah (missed you Jennifer and Melissa- but I will finish up your pages.)





Before the stamp class we went over one of my BFF's ( HOLLY ) with another BFF (Donna) and she decided to show us how wonderfully talented she is! She can squirt water out of her mouth in one, skinny, straight, flow for a very long time. So you know how those people in Vegas and at amusement parks can make pretend that they are statues- well, I told her when I win the Lottery I am going to have a party and pay her a million dollars to be a live- human- water- fountain! We were cracking up so hard! Here she is practising. And of course, some bathing beauties!





It was using the Just B set from SU! With Garden green and Orchid Opulence. TFL! Have a great weekend!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Mommy!





The 13th was my mom's birthday and so (we) made her dinner- T-Bones and Potatos (BBQ'd by Steven), Zuchinni, Salad, and rolls (by me and the cake of course) and 75 candles (by Savannah :)


I am so blessed to have such a wonderful mom and dad. They are so awesome- I could not have asked for anyone better (they are not perfect by far- but compared to what is out there- I pick them!)


Love you mom- Happy Birthday!


Thursday, August 14, 2008

Faux Ribbon







These are a couple of the pages that I will be making with my scrapbook gals this Friday. It is using the new set we got for (FREE) at convention- Inspired by nature. For the faux ribbon technique I took two strips of 12 x 12 paper at 1 1/2 " and wet them while folding them back and forth. I then laid them in the sun to dry. I put a strip of sticky tape across my paper and laid the ribbon across the paper while folding it back every so often. I like how it turned out- you could even rub a little creamy caramel along it to give it a even more worn look.






The leaves are stamped in versMark and the flowers are in craft white. TFL! Have a great Thursday- I will be busy today making 80 baby shower invites!


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Don't you wish your girlfriend was hot like me...

Ok well, I may not be hot but I did get some pics with SU!'s uppity-ups. Take a look!


Brent Steele ( Vice President, Creative services and A little Riskay!) He made a cute flying bear card with the In the Stars set- and signed my catalog
Dale Fillmore (President and COO)- Beautiful blue eyes- Ewe- lala!!!
I think it's Rick or Greg or Steve- Don't really know- Don't really care. He was gorgeous!!!
Pam Morgan (VP demonstrator services and development) she signed my book and wished me the best year ever!

We even got a picture with Shannon and Jarron but I don't know who's camera it's on??? and they signed my catty also- so ahh-haa!!!!- I am so planning on going to the Carribeean 2010- so come on and help me out! Sign up to be a demonstrator in my group or join a hostess group with me today ($25 a month for 6 months and one of the months you are the hostess and receive all the benifits!)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The new catalog- Hooray!

Well- It's finally here- The new, improved, beautiful Stampin UP! new catalog. And, they are having some specials you don't want to miss. Get the Catalog now for $5.00 plus s/h. Place a $100 order get it FREE plus a FREE gift (by August 27th.)


Check out these great sales-

Never-Before-Seen Stamps at Never-Before-Seen Savings!

Never before has Stampin’ Up! offered a discount on brand-new stamp sets. But from August 11 through September 30, you can save 15% on select brand-new stamp sets, with no additional purchase necessary! From August 11-September 30, enjoy a 15% discount on select brand-new, die-cut stamp sets from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog--no additional purchase necessary!


Item # Page # Description Regular Price Promotional Price
111690 32 Snow Swirled $24.95 $21.21
111586 55 It's a Stretch $23.95 $20.36
111544 81 Putt Putt $24.95 $21.21
11626 91 Eastern Blooms $21.95 $18.66
111672 98 Pocket Silhouettes $18.95 $16.11
111710 101 Upsy Daisy $18.95 $16.11
11156 109 Under the Stars $29.95 $25.46
111644 145 Heard from the Heart $22.95 $19.51
111570 157 Contempo Alphabet $40.95 $34.81


Also- If you love stamping or scrapbooking Stampin UP! might just be the side hobby or job you are looking for and right now is a great time to join.


Join the Stampin’ Up! Family for Only $99! and join the "FUN" with paper family.

Becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator has never been easier! For a limited time, you can choose one of three different Starter Kits—stamp–focused, scrapbook–focused, or home d├ęcor–focused—and each one is only $99 (including business supplies)!

Or, choose the standard Starter Kit—featuring $350 of stamping and business supplies for only $199—and get a FREE stamp set of your choice from the new catalog for FREE (did I say Free??)Wherever you live, I can be a great upline. I am available to you to answer all of your questions, comments, and concerns. To take advantage of one or both of these offers, contact me today! Can't wait to hear from you!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Who's in? don't be left out only 3 spots left

Hi All

There are only 3 spots left for the masculine theme birthday card swap. Please email me at samanthaesqueda@yahoo.com with your name, email, and address if you want in!

Rules:

Card Swap- Masculine birthday cards All that are in the masculine theme, birthday cards please send me your cards by August 30th. You will need to send 6 cards but make 7 and keep one for yourself.

All cards need to have at least two layers of c/s and at least one embellishment. They need to be 41/4 X 5.5 with no envelope or if you do another size please send 6 cordinating envelope. Please email me at samanthaesqueda@yahoo.com to get my mailing address to send your cards to me, whe I have them all I will swap them out and then send them back out (Don't forget to enclose a SASE with the dame amount of postage that it took to send me your cards.)

I am so looking forward to swaping with you. Your sister stamper, Samantha

Thursday, August 7, 2008

A Thanks and a bad case of spots!

Well- I am back from convention and I am trying to make a slideshow to share a lot of photos but,.... it's not working so.....



I have a huge thanks to you card being sent out to a very special SU! friend who made SU! Convention so much fun and chauffered us all around town (and made us spend way too much $$$$$)

Also, I wanted to post it for the Stamp Something Challenge- So here it is. It is made with Eastern Blooms stamp set that we got for FREE!


Monday, August 4, 2008

Back from Convention and PUMPED!

So much fun with my great and dear friends Sharon, Sue and Tina- We had McD's soft serve everyday!
The SU! building was OMG I couldn't even believe how huge it was and how cool it was to learn how the products are picked and shipped.
Tina and me standing in front of the Statement of the Heart in one of the many rooms at SU!
Our group- "Women in Ink"
The Grand Finale- Can I get a Woo- Who!!!!!
Hello Beauties-

I am back from convention and what a GREAT one it was!!!!! It is SU! 20th anniversary so they spoiled us rotten. I got 5 free stamp sets, paper, the new scallop punch, tons of new ideas, and lots of swaps. Everyday was something new and exciting from Shelli announcing her "So Shelli" blog, to SU! now carrying the Big Shot by Sizzix and exclusive SU! dies, to meeting the million dollar Mary, and a grand finale with UPS showing up and making a delivery to...... EVERYONE!
If you would like to order a CD with over 200 new ideas from Convention 2008 for $6.00 please email me at Samanthaesqueda@yahoo.com



Can't wait to share all of this with you so .... hurry and sign up for some of the August classes or call me to host a party.

AUGUST Calendar

9th- Open house and card swap 2pm- 5pm
Come on over and make some cards, win some prizes, and see what's new with SU!
To participate in the card swap- Prepare enough materials for 10 cards using all SU! products, at least 2 layers, and one embellishment.

15th- Scrapbook class 6:00pm $20 pre-registered, $25.00 at the door

23rd- Stamp Camp Craft Class
Come enjoy making 4 ADORABLE projects, lunch, drinks, door prizes, and lots of fun!!!!!
$25.00 pre-registered, $30.00 at the door. Bring a friend who I have never met and receive a free stamp set!


Only 6 more days to get what you want off of the attached retired list- then those stamps are gone FOREVER!



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