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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pinterest Party Anyone?




Saturday, March 10th, 3:00 to 6:00
My Stamping Table - 8024 NE 139th Street - Edmond, Ok
Class fee - FREE! Just bring snack that you found on Pinterest.
RSVP by March 5th (I only have room for 6, so hurry!!)

Ok, I've never tried this before but I thought it might just be tons of fun! (Plus, we all need to justify all the time we spend pinning - right?!)

Here are the details (subject to change! haha):
Step 1. Let me know your are interested in coming! (This way I can add your Pinterest name to a special board I have set up to be a contributor.)
Step 2. Go to my Pinterest boards - Jann McCollom.
Step 3. Find the board titled "Pinterest Party - March 10" and pin a few things you think would be fun to make!
I'm thinking this might be Easter stuff!!
GO!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Love and Stamping! They Just Go Together!!

Love Banner! Not just for Valentine's Day.
I LOVE STAMPING! And I LOVE celebrating Saint Valentine's Day! So you can safely assume that I REALLY LOVE STAMPING FOR Valentine's day!!! (Sorry for all the yelling - I'm just excited. giggle)

Had a BLAST (oops! yelling again) at Cousins Craft Day! My sweet cousin-in-law, Marsha McIntyre and her two, adorable daughters-in-law Shayne and Reagan McIntyre, and my fun and gorgeous niece, Courtny Steward came over for a day of Valentine Crafting. We had so much fun catching up, drinking Mimosas and making cute Valentine treats! I can't wait for another Cousins Craft Day!!


Inspiration in color can be found everywhere! Our beautiful Mimosas!!

Yay! Marsha is crafting with me! Love it!!

Regan and Shayna working on their projects. Aren't they cute?!!

Courtny always has a smile on her sweet face.

Shayna showing off her creativeness!

Here is Regan's. I loved how everyone did a little something different.

Courtny's banner is so cute too!

"Crafty Cousins"
Guess who else is crafting for Valentines Day?
Grant made the most adorable "name banner" for his sweet girlfriend, Shelby. He did such a great job on it. I can't believe I let him get out of the house with it before I got a picture. It was pink and red with black letters, and he added some special b&w pictures of the two of them together. Maybe I can have Shelby take a picture of it.



Friday, February 10, 2012

I Have a Purple Passion!

I know, I know! February is all about pink and red. But wait until you see the world, not through rose colored glasses but PURPLE ones!

It all began with the new breakfast smoothie I made yesterday morning. My sweet cousin Donna gave me the idea to put oatmeal in a smoothie so I did what every other well connected modern women would do - I googled it! Look at what I found... YUM!!!

I call it Purple Passion! You will find the recipe at the bottom.

I have loved the color purple my whole entire life. I think there really is no other color like it in the spectrum. Purple has the power to excite and soothe all at the same time. It can be bold and dramatic or soft as a cloud. Put red and purple next to each other and you've got something clammoring for your attention, but add a bit of yellow with your purple and see how soft and unassuming it becomes. Well enough words, let's look at some purple in action.

Concord Crush and Real Red Valentine made by Janet Baker. Janet's cute little candy pouch is made with the Top Note Die (I LOVE my Big Shot!) and the Heart and banner are from Take It To Heart stamp set.
This lovely card was made by Shelia deCordova for Leadership. I love the way she used the new Label Framelits by Stampin' Up! Shelia also used another new stamp set from the Occasions Mini - Apothecary Art.
This adorable purple polka dot was made by Amy Storrie. Wisteria Wonder & Pool Party are colors featured in the Sweet Shop Product Suite. The suite has Designer Papers, Designer Stickers, Sweet Shop Jelly Bean Brads and much more!!
Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant make a nice frame for Monica Wood's card. Monica also used the Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen for a pretty water colored effect.
This is a card I made awhile back. Added a paper pieced quilt square to Baja Breeze and ran it through the Vintage Wallpaper  Embossing Folder (I LOVE my Big Shot!). I framed the whole thing in Perfect Plum and added a cute tag from the Four Frames stamp set.
I hope this makes you want to go create in purple!! If so, leave me a comment. Or better yet, send me a picture! I've got something special (and purple) to give away today so don't be shy.

The winner of the His & Hers Valentines Card Pack is......................drum roll, please............................
.......Belinda Stone!!! Congrats B! I'll get your Valentines over to you this weekend or you can stop in Saturday morning for Stamp Club.

Speaking of Stamp club - we have soooo much fun and you can join us!! We meet once a month and make fun stuff. If you'd like more info. shoot me an email at inkcentric@yahoo.com or give me a call at 396-2552. We are meeting this Saturday from 10:00 to 12:30 and Monday morning from 10:00 to 12:30. Make up class (if you can't come to either of those) will be on Tuesday evening. We always have room for new friends at My Stamping Table!


Monday, February 6, 2012

Superbowl Party Turns STAMPING PARTY!

Ok! I had the best weekend!! Here's are the highlights:
Dinner Friday night at my favorite hole-in-the-wall BBQ joint (Woody's, between Guthrie and Langston) with my sweetie, 2 delightful offspring and 1 equally delightful significant other. So fun! We laughed and laughed.
Then I got to spend Saturday morning with the wonderful and talented women of INK the Beginning. We have a get-together every month on the first Saturday and this one was our quarterly Stamp-a-Stack! It was so much fun to see everyone and watch them socialize and build relationships while they create beautiful cards to share with their friends.  Saturday was FREEZING so we fixed a big pot of chili for dinner and a roaring fire in the fireplace. Our W-ford kids were here for the weekend so we invited Thunder fan, Uncle Vernon over and watched the game. Sadly, the Thunder didn't win this time.
Superbowl Sunday was a hoot!! We were invited to our friend, Druber's house. Now we all know that just about everyone enjoys the act of creating something special with their own hands. So I thought, "Hey, there will be several of our couple friends at the watch party and I know they all need Valentines cards....", you know where I'm going with this! Well, I asked Druber if I could bring the Arts & Crafts. His reply was, "Um, yes?" So I took this as a solid, "Please do!" Haha! What happened next was the magic of stamping. Well, I just tell the story with pictures.
Bart getting instructions.



My sweetie came to Bart's rescue and joined the stampers.
Proud and showing off their cards!   
Here are Wendy and Kevin working hard.


That is the smile of one proud Ogle! Thanks for being such a sport, Kevin.
Beautiful Ginger showing off her first time to create a card.

Cutie bug, Wendy with a Valentine for her man.

Sweet Marla added her creativity to the inside of her Valentine.

Al is hard at work on his special Valentine.

And finally, host Druber and his handy work. Great job everyone!!

So as you can see anyone can have fun stamping, even if they don't know it yet!


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Pass the salt...er...I mean GLITTER!

At My Stamping Table this month my delightful club girls will get this fun treat! These are made using diner style salt shakers and products from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I stamped one of the adorable flowers from the Mixed Bunch stamp set in Marina Mist ink and punched it our using the coordinating Blossom Punch (LOVE IT!). Then I added a button with a glitter center and the fun little "Create" banner from the Loving Thoughts stamp set (also in the Occasions Mini). Oh ya, I wrapped each salt shaker in a strip of Marina Mist Patterns Designer Series Paper too. 

What a cute way to store your pretty Stampin' Up! glitter, don't you think? You can have one too! Just leave me a comment and tomorrow I will draw one lucky winner.

Remember! It's Sale-a-bration time at My Stamping Table. With your $50 order you get to choose one of the must-have products in the Sale-a-bration catalog. (If you don't have one - call me and I'll get one to you asap!) Better yet, book a Sale-a-bration Party! You bring the friends and I'll bring the fun and entertainment!! Thanks for stopping by today!!
Stampin' Love,
jann

P.S. The pretty ice blue glitter in on the clearance rack. Be sure to check it out too! Go to www.jann.stampinup.net and click on the "Shop Now" button in the upper right corner. (Or just shoot me an email and tell me what you want and I'll order it for you.