Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I did get to finsh the Autumn themed wedding album for a friends daughter. I set soo many records it was rediculous!!! Not one jewel....GASP! (breathing into a paper bag)...and I only stuck to one role of ribbon...breathe girls.....and finished it in 48 hours! It actually looks good. I will take pics and post them later. For now I have Birthday themed cards that I got done. The album and cards were on my To Do list and now I can check them off!
I have just started as a Stampin' Up! Demo and just got my first order and with free shipping. So I am going to start posting a ton of projects where I have a chance to use my new stuff. YEAH FOR ME! YEAH FOR ME!
Here is Partygirl Bella from Stamping Bella. I used some Birthday paper that I picked up at JoAnns and then used the Cupcake Wheel that can be found on my SU! website.The second type of card is all SU! When I make a card I try to use up all of the DP (Design Paper) that I have used and make less leftovers as possible, so I acutally have made 4 so far and will make as many as I can.
I use Kraft 12x12 paper and cut it into 4's. Making 4- 6x6 and then just scored them in half. I used the Happy Birthday Wheel and then embossed it using White EP (Embossing Powder). After trimming closely I matted it in Night of Navy and then matted all of that onto a retired paper of SU!. I used my new SU! Star punch on the design paper and popped it on up with dimensionals or pop dots. SO EASY!! I have highlighted the supplies that can easily be found on my SU! Website. On the inside of the card is from the Full of Life stamp that can also be found on my website. It reads: "May every part of your Birthday have happy in it".
Contact me if you have any questions at all. I am also sending out a special Thank You for everyone that places an order from my SU! Website.
**Contact me today! Stampers Club Starting in January. Get $25 in stampin stuff every month! A kit mailed right to you if you can't make it to the meeting.!**
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Please, Please, Please Melissa, I hope your son picks me!!!!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
P.S. Don't forget to check out all of the specials on my SU! Website.
Contact me today! Stampers Club Starting in January. Get $25 in stampin stuff every month! A kit mailed right to you if you can't make it to the meeting.!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I GOT AN A ON MY FINAL PAPER!!! WOOO HOO! WOOT! WOOT! TOOT! TOOT!
I am so glad that this class is over! With everything that was going on with my mommy, I am so happy to be done with my Ethics class. Now on to Communications....I don't think I will have any problems with this class...whew! I am lucky that I don't have to take multiple classes at once, I just take one at a time that are 5 weeks long.
I just give myself a happy shout out. YEAH FOR ME!!!!
After we made cards, we decorated boxes to put our gifts in. The boys each had a pack of boxers (What dad doesn't want boxers for his B-Day?) I had my listening ears on before the holidays and heard hubby say just one time that he needed a 2003 Suzuki GSXR Swing Arm something aruthers. LOL! Appearantly I had enough information to do a search on EBay and got what I needed! YEAH FOR ME! YEAH FOR ME!! YEAH FOR ME!!! Here is a pic of all of our cards and our gift boxes.
After stamping the Happy from the It's All Good set in Bold Bright colors Brilliant Blue, Real Red and Glorious Green, I punched them out with a 1 1/4 inch circle punch.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Check it out and order on my website at www.carriehajnal.stampinup.net.
I have only a couple of spots left for my monthly stampers club now starting in January. There aren't any fees, you just buy a minimum of $25 in stuff every month for six months and you get to be the hostess for one month and get all of the hostess gifts for that month! Thats a guarantee of a minimum party that totals $150!! That's not including all the extra orders that I put in every month that would mean extra goodies on your month to hostess!!!
It won't start until January 24th. You will get your own copy of the BRAND NEW!!! Catalog ($10 Value) and you get a card kit project every single month. Even if you aren't here locally, I will mail you a kit and you place your $25 order online!
HOW EASY IS THAT!!!!
Call or email me today!!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
I knew that my 7 yr old would not have done this. Blakey had to show me his cool trick he said.
Thanks for letting me share a funny with you.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I am pretty happy with the way that this turned out. Not only do I love Deborah, She is one of my biggest supporters. I would make her a thousand of these, if it could make things easier during this tough time.
Posts are going to be a little on the light side until Tuesday. I am the final week of a class and my mom has her last surgery on Monday, which is when my final paper is due. WHEW!!! Busy week! After next week, I will be on Winter Break for 2 whole weeks. YIPPEE!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I thought it would be a cute little card to send to to my friends and family in California. The inside is stamped with a Merry Christmas in a Western font. I got the cute little buckle on clearance in the leather section of JoAnn's. I think it supposed to be used for key chains or leather "thingy majiggy's".
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
YEAH FOR ME! YEAH FOR ME! YEAH FOR ME!!
This is the one for lucky person #2....... It says: Keep company with those who make you better.
YEAH FOR ME! YEAH FOR ME! YEAH FOR ME!! YEAH FOR ME! YEAH FOR ME! YEAH FOR ME!! YEAH FOR ME! YEAH FOR ME! YEAH FOR ME!! YEAH FOR ME!!
Believe me, I am a total craft-a-holic. I just hate being made to do it, and I have never been really excited about the "have to" of gift giving for Christmas. I think that it has been turned into something so materialistic and has loss the true meaning of gift giving.
I hope you all enjoy these. They are just decorated ceramic tiles with vellum or clear stickers, some ribbon and flowers. So stinking easy!!! Everyone in my office will be getting one of these this year. Actually the most expensive part is getting the stands for the tiles.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
My camera battery died. This pic is from my webcam. I used the SU! Simply Said set on page 59 of the current catalog. Order this today for upcoming Valentine's Day Cards, straight from my website here.
Here is the link to Sheri's Inspiration.
Here is a pic of her card....
This was sooo much fun! I think we should do more!!! Something even funnier..She has a cat named Blade. On Halloween, we just recently adopted a Cat named Willow. Look at how much alike they look.
Here is Blade laying on Mark while he is playing a video game. Blade actually looks thinner in this pic...teee heee Is that not soooo funny?!! I am a total animal person..not sooo much a cat person. I love the biggest slobbbbery doggie kisses possible. YUMMMY!!!! Now that we have Willow I totally get the whole Speedy the cat thing from Faith (Markie's Mom).
Talk to you tomorrow!
Friday, November 28, 2008
Hang tight, I just might actually get something done today.....or not.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Problem: I had to make them flat so that they don't require a ton of postage. Solution: Make the invitation double as its own envie.
Problem: With the speeding ticket and round of books due, how do I not spend any more $$ and use what I have? Solution: Stamp, Stamp, Stamp!!!
Problem: Can't use a ton of bling. Solution: Yeah RIGHT!!!! This is my time to shine! I used the Gelly Roll glitter pen and smaller jewels.
TaaaaaDaaaaaa!!!! What you don't see (for privacy) is the missing piece of vellum that had the party information printed on it and Fancy Scallop edge punch from Martha Stewart on the bottom. This piece of vellum was place in the middle panel under the big ladybug and 2 small flowers.
She seemed very happy with all 18 of them. I had a blast with all of the challenges.
Got to go get sleep for tomorrow!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Of coarse it is pink and green, with tons of diamond dust and glitter. I used silver star garland and wrapped it in pieces around a pencil for the exploding whimsical top. I was really loving this tree...And you know that means a lot coming from me at Christmas time.
It was my turn to help with Birthdays this month and I made a LOVELY stair step fold card. Can you tell, I am so happy to finally be creating lately?!
I used Stampin' Up! Birthday Whimsy set. This technique is so easy and easily found on SCS under techniques.
I have more to share tomorrow, and a whole day off with permission to scrap all day!!! Yippeee!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
O.k. off to bed, I am so excited for next week. Thanksgiving and I am off of work!!! Woo Hoo!!
And a quick little Halloween card using the Haunting wheel by SU!
Friday, November 7, 2008
I AM HAVING A CRAFT FAIR!!!!
If you didn't hear about my last yard sale, I made about $400.00. We have a large front yard and live on a busy little street. I am making this offer to anyone that is interested. You can bring a table and set up on Nov. 15th (Saturday). Contact me for confirmation and more details. This is a trial run for the day after Thankgiving. There will not be any charge on the 15th. All I ask is that if you are a SU! Demo, please do not advertise that you are a Demo. You can sell anything that has your name and info. I just would like to use this opportunity to maybe gain some customers and have the possibility of booking some workshops. If we have 10 tables with SU! info on it, it may be overwhelming.
Spread the word and let me know. It would be great to have quilters, painters...anything. I am so excited to get busy making some great stuff. I hope you are too.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Something very exciting has happened. I have been wanting to join SU! to be a Demo for a long time now. I was hoping to have a huge party and get my kit a few months back, but with everything going on...it was put on the way back burner. I have a bucket of cards that I always have sitting on my desk and everyone at work knows me and the "crazy card lady". Because that's about all I talk about. Annnnnyways.... A friend of mine went to a SU! party and after telling me about it, she asked about the starter kit. But, if you buy the starter kit you also get the stuff to become a demo. She didn't want to become a demo.....I GOT ALL OF THE BUSINESS SUPPLIES AND GOT TO BECOME A DEMO!!!!! FOR FREE!!!!!! YIPPPEEEEEE!!!!! Granted, she got all of the actual supplies. I will totally be o.k. with that. I am broker than broke right now...with school, and the stupid couple of speeding tickets that I got recently....I needed a way to hopefully bring in some extra cash. And having another great excuse to buy more stuff can't hurt either.
I also got to borrow the "Always" set. I am not positive about the name, but it should be close. I was playing around with it and here are two cards I came up with. When I make a card, I like to make as many as possible to use up the patterned paper.
My next post will probably be after my moms surgery. Hope you all have a wonderfull Halloween!!!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
My mother would soooo kill me if she only knew about my blog...hahahhahahaa!!!
My family flew in from California and drove in from Arkansas to surprise my mom. Since she has been feeling so crummy and we thought she would have had the surgery while they were here. It was a WONDERFUL visit.
Above is the picture of my sis Sherrie (My twin), sneaking into bed with my mom as she was taking a nap. Afterthought.......maybe not trying to scare the S*** out of a sick lady would have been a better idea.
Here is a pic of my brother hugging his momma.
Here's how it works...Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog. Answer the five sets of five (this is the easy part)Tag 5 people in the last section by leaving their names as well as links to their blog. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Things I love
1. MY MOMMY!!!! (and all friends and family)
2. My husband for doing so much lately, and allowing me to do sooo little.
3. Anything PINK
4. Having Internet access at work
5. Taking naps in my car on my lunch hour
Things I don't love
1. Actually having to get dressed to go to work.
2. Bad customer service
3. paying full price for anything
4. Police officers that talk on their cell phones while working and not giving me a break when I really needed it. Yes....coppers......I am still upset!!!
5. Insurance companies that take advantage of anyone, and then the government for not taking care of anyone.
Songs on your iPod/Playlist
1. Pink- Dear Mr. President
2. John Mayer
3. Vanilla Ice...never stop loving him
4. Johnny Gill...yes, ladies taking you way back. A little My, my, my.
5. Mariah Carey- All I want for Christmas is You. The perfect pick me up song for any time of the year.
1. CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
2. Diet Cherry Pepsi or Coke
4. Wing Stop with a Large Fry all to myself!!!!!
5. A cold drink with a good girlfriend, a babysitter, and no curfew!!
Five Fav Blogs I am tagging
1. Christi Thorsen
3. Glitter Goddess
Big Hugs to Kim for tagging me!!! I hope you girls have lots of fun with this.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Thanks for all of the love and support!!!!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Last week we were told that my mother has 2 brain aneurisms. Not good. After a few appointments we are in the final stages of finding out how they are going to be removed. I won't go into the side effects, I will start to cry....again. Tomorrow we will get the readings of the EEG and go into to do a Angiogram to see the blood vessels more clearly and how the aneurisms are attached. They could burst/rupture at any moment, we just pray that they don't and she comes through the surgery/procedure without any side effects.
I don't know why I am deciding to post this. I guess just to vent. I don't think is fair to me, my family and most of all to my mommy. She hasn't had the best life. God knows all of us (her children) have put her through plenty. She is the glue that holds us together. The very thought of losing her is going to be very devistating to all of us.
Blakey needs him's Nana!!! And so does everyone else. Who will make Goose the worlds largest chocolate chip pancakes and cook us brownies for dinner and peach cobbler for dessert? What other mom in the world keeps a stash of king sized candy bars and tons of packages of Klondike bars in the freezer? And to use those as torpedoes coming in at your head while sitting on her couch watching t.v. And after the near miss knock out, yell at you for not paying attention or that she thought you were looking. LOl!!! She is the funniest lady in the WORLD!!! She has the personality of Rose off of the golden girls.
I just love her to pieces!!!! Let's hope tomorrow brings us closer to getting through this next (NOT FINAL) chapter in my moms life.
After everything is over and alright, I will let you use the excuse of having this "brian thingy" as long as you want.
I love my mommy!!!
Monday, September 8, 2008
Although it was a pretty productive weekend, I was pretty laid back. I also stuck with the challenge of not using any bellas. It's pretty bad when your husband asks "Do you only do bella cards?" So I proved him wrong. It may be a little bit before I have more to post.
Big fat productive Hugs,