Tuesday, February 28

U Stamp Big Shot Project #2

Waiting for my projects to go live is like being 9 months pregnant & waiting to give birth! LOL! Ayway here is my second project for the Big Shot Round Up. Now I just have to wait for my 3rd one to go live so stay tuned for that one...

Monday, February 27

Hostess Gift Tutorial

I can't beleive I actually had a chance to do a video tutorial yesterday! There are a lot of tutorials for the scrunch flowers but some of you have asked how I did this project so I thought I'd do a video for you! In the tutorial I make 2 versions of the flower & the box I put them in. Thank you for all the wonderful comments! Enjoy!

Sunday, February 26

All Occasion Stamp a Stack

I have all the samples ready! Of course all the sentiments can be changed but I wanted to cover wedding/anniversary, thanks, sympathy, baby, & male.
All Occasions Stamp a Stack
March 3rd 11:30
5 card designs available! You will choose which cards & how many of each you want to stamp! Class Fee: $30 for 15 cards Add an additional set of 5 cards for just $5! RSVP & card choices due by Feb 29th

Wednesday, February 22

Enchanted Gift

Once in awhile I create a project that I absolutely fall in love with & this is one of those projects! I think the Everyday Enchantment DSP is the most beautiful paper SU has ever created! The fact that its FREE through the Sale-a-Bration promo is just over the top cool. I might cry when it retires next month!! Good thing my wish lists are long so I can stock up on a bunch of it before it goes bye bye. Ok with out further ado.....
I wanted to get my March Hostess gifts & Make n Take samples ready in advance so I can show them at my upcoming workshops. I am hoping to book more in home workshops so I really wanted to have a super gift for my hostesses. I hope they love this project as much as I do! The flowers can be removed so they can use them on their own projects or just admire them the way they are. Thanks for taking a peek & I hope you have a wonderful day!
EDIT: For Video Tutorial Click Here!

Tuesday, February 21

Baby Cards!

I don't make too many baby cards so these were super fun to do! I am planning on having an all occasions stamp a stack on March 3rd & wanted to include a baby card as one of the options since we all need to have those on hand from time to time. Thought it would be fun to use a couple of the new SU dies in a bit of a creative way. I used the Rosette die to make the "wall paper" for the baby's room card & the Edgelit made a perfect pregnancy silhouette for the second card. Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be back in a bit with some of the other samples for the Stamp a Stack...

Monday, February 20

Introducing $5 Friday!!!!

I am SUPER excited to be adding this event to my monthly stampin schedule! Hope you can join me for our very first Five Dollar Friday on March 9th @ 7pm. I have designed this beautiful card & you will get to make 2 with matching envelopes!!
Class fee will be just $5 or FREE if you bring a new friend or place a $35 order! Hope to see you there!

Sunday, February 19

Fabric Flower Pins!

I wanted to make a special little gift for a couple of gals that recently joined my SU Paper Paradise team! I made these fabric pins & attached a welcome tag with a little bag of chocolates.
I thought they came out super cute! I will also be making these up for hostess gifts! If you'd like more information about hosting a party or joining my team just let me know!

Friday, February 17

Love You!

I am getting the projects together for tonights downline meeting so this is just a quick post to share one of the projects we will be making tonight! Shelli showed a similar card at leadership. I thought it was so cute, I had make my own version. I'll be back tomorrow to share more. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, February 15

February Make n Takes

I listened to a SU Demo training webinar today & I loved the idea of creating a different Make n Take for every month instead of for each individual workshop. I am hoping to do more in home workshops so this will really help keep things simple. To keep things even easier I decided to case my card from the great Shelli Gardner! So this is my Make n Take card for February...
I love that this card feautures SO many things you can get free through the Sale-a-Bration promo! Stamps, Paper, Ribbon, Oh My!
So if you want to book a workshop I have lots of days available!
I will also be offering another type of workshop that I'm calling "Workshop 2 Go!". There will be kits that include catalogs, order forms, & a simple make n take project. It should be great for busy people that may want to share stamping, maybe on their lunch break or while visitng friends, & collect orders so they can get some fabulous free products! The idea is based on something I saw in this month's SU demo mag. Anyway I gotta get back to the kiddos....

Tuesday, February 14

Happy Heart Day!

I {heart} this stamp set from the new mini catalog!
I made this little love note for my sweetie. Hope your spending some time with those you love today!

Friday, February 10

U Stamp Big Shot Round Up!

The next round of U Stamp fabulousness has officially started & my project went live over there! Woo Hoo! Thanks for taking a peek today & hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, February 9

Because I Care....

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE understand that what I am about to share is extremely personal & I am only sharing it so that maybe it will help someone out there so please be sensitive to that & if you have a negative comment or judgement please keep it to yourself. ALSO be warned some information is extremely disturbing & graphic.

First let me start by saying we all have to have ways to cope with stress, emotional pain, & traumatic life experiences. Some are not healthy like drugs, alcohol, promiscuity, hurting others, reckless behavior, etc.. Some of us haven't learned healthy ways to deal with hurt, maybe we had bad role models growing up or just not enough instruction on what to do with anger & painful emotions. I beleive this generation is facing more attacks than ever before. No value for human life, broken homes, judgement, physical, sexual, & emotional abuse, stero types, bullying, peer pressure, low self esteem, & many other things. We have taught them that when things are uncomfortable we find ways to escape...drugs, alcohol, divorce, abortion, suicide, etc.. There is no moral compass for most so it's kind of a free for all. We have taught them that their self worth is found in looks, money, popularity, academics, social status, success, & possessions instead of the truth that they are precious, beautiful, talented, valuable, & so very loved no matter what they look like or what they ever accomplish. WE HAVE TO CHANGE THE MESSAGES OUR KIDS ARE GETTING!

I don't know how many people are aware of something young people are doing called "cutting". A lot of the time it is how they are coping with deep emotional pain, trauma, & self esteem issues. The brain release endorphins which produces a natural high & they do this so they can escape the emotional issues & focus on the physical pain. It is also a way for them to feel in control since many of them are in situations that they feel they have no control over. I wanted to understand why this is happening so I started to research it & I found alot of info. I also wanted to find out what these kids are going through & what exactly they are doing to themselves. WARNING!!! This video is EXTREMELY graphic but to understand the pain of this disorder it was necesary for me to watch it. {I'll cut myself to DEATH before you realize you should hug me} This article was very helpful to get an inside view of why these kids are doing this since it was quotes from them, to read it {Click Here} . This site also has many articles on helping them stop this dangerous behavior. Alot of times it is hard to know if your friend or loved one is doing this because they cut in places that will be covered by their clothing.
What I noticed from the comments was that the LOVE of someone who cared is what helped many of them stop. In this world where everyone is so busy & self centered we have lost the desire to truly care for one another & to express our love to others regularly. TELL the ones you love how much they mean to you. SHOW them you care. GIVE them your time. Life is so short don't waste it being too busy for the ones you love most. Treat everyone with kindness. Understand that everyone is hurting in some way & do what you can to help them instead of adding to their pain. You will be surprised what just a simple smile or compliment can do for someone that is hurting. Always remember WORDS can hurt more than any physical pain. Words can also help bring healing so choose your words carefully, especially when talking to those you love. I can still remember hurtful things that were said to me by loved ones as a little girl & I am sure we all can relate.
If you or someone you know is suffering please know that no matter how you feel reach out to someone, don't suffer in silence. THERE IS HOPE & someone LOVES you!
If you need prayer or just someone to talk to please leave a comment or email me privately @ webers4jesus@sbcglobal.com

Wednesday, February 8

Whats Up Wednesday

Last night was our first Technique Tuesday of 2012 & I wanted to do a special Valentine project. I was inspired by some beautiful heart boxes I saw on the SU demo site made by Karen Miller. To save time I decided to make mine in to hanging boxes. I used the felted cardstock technique to make the scrunched flower. Love that new flower punch & LOVE how this project came together!
Now for whats been up... Last week everyone was sick again except me & my oldest daughter. Hubs even took a day off GASP! I'm grateful I didn't get it because my to do list was SO long! I had my downline meeting & a Sale-a- Bration kick off party, I made 8 samples for the Valentine classes, & started on my U Stamp stuff. I still have to complete 2 more projects for U Stamp, 4 stamp a stack samples, & prepare for a workshop. Also have a demo stamp n chat tomorrow {Love Those!} & need to make a ton of Valentines. Good news is all this work will result in lots of eye candy for you so stay tuned!

Tuesday, February 7

Valentine's in Paris

Wanted to share a card we will be making tomorrow! I was totally inspired by my friend Kris on this one. Her son will be flying to France next week to spend V-Day with his sweetie! So awesome! Anyway this card is dedicated to all of us that could only dream of such a thing!

Friday, February 3

Valentine Class Option 2

Finally done with sample #2! We still have a couple more spots if you're interested in taking the class just email me your rsvp & which option you'd like to make!
Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, February 1

Valentine Class

Time to get ready for VALENTINES DAY!
I will be hosting 2 Valentines classes over the next week. I wanted to offer 2 different styles so this is the first one! I am working on finishing up the second one so I should have it up tomorrow.
Class Details:
Feb 3rd 7:00-9:00
Feb 4th 11:30-1:30
For My Valentine!
Time to celebrate those we LOVE! We will be making 4 Super CUTE Valentine projects including a card, a love note, a banner, & a treat bag!
Class Fee: $10 {{Bring a new friend* & get a gift PLUS $5 off your class fee!}}
If you need to make extra cards or treat bags for your little sweeties you can!
Extra Cards $2
Extra Treat Bag $2
Extra Banner $5
Please RSVP by Feb 3 & bring your adhesive.