Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Welcome back to Create.Nola

It's been about nine months since I updated my blog -- since my son, Chris, started sixth grade. This has been a tough year. He continues to struggle with school, homework and making good choices; and how to best deal with ADHD.

In February, when I was at the end of my rope and my home was turning into a war zone, my oldest friend Ginger gave me some great advice. Ginger has two boys/men -- 27 and 18. Her advice is to let Chris deal with the natural consequences of his actions. He chooses not to do his homework correctly, not to study for tests or not to read the test question before he answers, then his grades will reflect this. As a result, I'm not sick to my stomach each night and looks like Chris is on the two-year plan for sixth grade.

With that said, I guess I have a little more free time (Ha Ha) to post to my blog.

I am taking advantage of the rainy Sunday afternoon and first posting some of the many Stampin' Up! promotions going on now. Next I'm posting some of the photos from Chris' birthday dinner on May 6. We had a great time at Drago's with my parents and my cousin Kim (Christopher's God Mother). Who could have a bad time at Drago's?

Fond Farewell

Now that you’ve seen the new color collections, you probably have a favorite color—or several—that you’re sad to see go. But look at the bright side: with any retiring product, you have a fantastic opportunity to contact your customers to make sure they have what they want before they’re gone!

Click here to see the chart showing which colors we will bid a fond farewell to at the end of June 2010.

Color Renovation: New Color Collections

At Stampin’ Up!®, color is part of our identity. It’s fundamental to your ability to create and be creative.That also means that it’s important for you to be able to stay up-to-date with the trends in color to keep both your artwork and your business fresh and exciting. Click here for new color chart.

That’s why we’ve worked to present you with the Color Renovation—a refreshing, updated color palette! The new color collections combine current colors with previous In Colors, and five new colors. These luscious collections give you new and vibrant choices, keeping your papercrafting passion original and exciting. Mix and match for your favorite combinations, and make the Color Renovation work for you.

Monday, August 3, 2009

The Chocolate Surprise!

Next time you're out at the supermarket, pick up a few bags of Hershey nuggets or colored Whoppers. You can then whip up some of these cute little projects. Wouldn't this make a nice surprise for teachers the first day of school? How about a small happy for your co-worker who has "Monday Blues?"

Main supplies used to create these projects are:
Matchbox Die ($42.95)
Oval All Stamp set ($16.95)
Large oval punch ($15.95)
Hodgepodge hardware
Blush blossom, Chocolate Chip textured card stock
Three for You punch (for small flower on nugget)
Friends 24-7 stamp set (the grey flourish on the box standing)
Ribbon and a few other supplies to embellish. If you'd like a full list of supplies simply contact me and I'll email you the list.