July 9, 2009
Favorite Dessert: Can't go very wrong with dessert, as far as I'm concerned, but I love chocolate and I love anything with strawberries!
You live where: I live in Magnolia, TX. We've been here for 9 1/2 years, when we moved from the Heights.
Where were you born: Houston, TX
How many brothers and sisters? 1 sister, Connie. Just took a 2-wk roadtrip with her. Had a blast. We haven't lived in the same city for the past 30 years, so it was fun getting to spend time together.
How many children? Tell us a little about them:
I have two daughters: Ally, age 9, is very crafty (will be a future SASSSC member I'm sure someday). Not at all into sports. Very sensitive...not always in a good way.
Hannah is 5 years old and is about to start kindergarten. She is my major drama queen, and loves to try to boss her older sister around. She loves to sing, but I really need to start voice lessons.
Who introduced you to stamping and how did they introduce it to you?
I can't believe that I cannot totally remember for sure. But I think that my friend Carolyn had a Stampin' Up party probably about 7 years ago. I hooked up with Jeannette Burson as my demonstrator, and when she retired, I was lucky enough to find Laura.
How long have you been stamping? About seven years
Why do you like stamping?
I love the socialization part of it...now even more that I'm a SASSSC girl! And I just love getting creative and crafty.
What is your favorite color or color combination to use?
I love just about anything with brown or black combination. I like vintagy looks better than modern/ecclectic looks.
What's your Favorite occasion to stamp for?
Just Because, because there is more possibilities for diversity.
Where do you get ideas? Mainly magazines....Card Creations, Scrapbooking Trends, Paper Crafts, etc.
Do you have a favorite technique, style and/or tool?
Lately I would have to say that I love making the flowers out of ribbon by using sewing.
How did you hear about SASSSC? Through Laura Leuenberger.
What do you like to do when you aren't stamping?
I'm actually a little bit of a scrapbooking fanatic. It is absolute therapy for me. I also, probably like everyone else, love to travel with my family.
Tell us an interesting fact about you, that we may not know...
I'm not sure I am interesting per say....but I'll give it a try.
1) My family is from Spain and Colombia. I spent many summers as a child in Colombia, but actually went to school for a year there when I was 10. Culturally it was very different from Catholic school here in the states.
2) I am highly clutzy and accident prone. Let's just say that I've broken 3 toes, along with my sternum.
3) My husband and I had a long distance relationship for 6 years prior to hooking up in the same city.
4) ...can't think of anything else.
July 8, 2009
So, better late than never. But I'll try to be more timely. Thanks for your patience AND for all your wonderful swaps. I don't remember all of whose was whose (another side affect of so much time going by). So, if I don't give you credit...and you would like credit, please let me know that I didn't put your name by your picture and I'll be happy to edit the blog.
See you all soon for our PARTY! I can't wait! What a great excuse to get out of town with the girls! YAY!
We had a very busy meeting this month. If you remember last month, there were alot of people missing. SO, we have extra swaps that were brought this month to make up for last month and an extra tip of the month. Lots of exciting stuff.
1st...here's the goodies...can't go without showing our spread! I don't know where these bagels were from or who brought them, but they were delicious!!!
Annie (me) won the door prize for this month. All kinds of cool gold stuff.
Let's see...I don't remember the order of things...but Lynn had a great tip for us. She always keeps a nail file where she is cutting paper at. That way, if you get a bit of a jagged edge, you can smooth it out.
Great Tip Lynn
One of our members in particular was especially baffled by it's simplicity yet it's profound uses! :)
We can't forget to throw a picture or two of Vegas. Silly girl, always has to be in the center of things. This time, she was actually trying to join the club by wearing a real hair toupee...courtesy of Delia. So funny!
I did a tip this month as well. I showed the group how to make faux crocodile paper. If you don't remember...
Put Versamark all over you paper surface and cover the entire surface with clear embossing powder.
Then take some sort of blunt tool and remove wavy stripes of powder from the surface. This will make it look like wavy white-ish graph paper.
Then heat it up so that the powder can melt.
And you have paper that looks like this...picture borrowed from Gretchen Barron's website. Here is a link to the page where you can find this picture. http://gretchenbarron.typepad.com/my_weblog/technique----embossing/
Go can also go to YouTube for a demonstration.Adriana brought our Make 'n Take this month. She brought her sister to help. :) No really, her sister was visiting and she came to club and helped out alot cause she was here. Thanks for bringing her Adriana, we all enjoyed getting to know her.
We all really liked it. She brought an example thank you card, make with all kinds of supplies...then she gave us some of the same supplies and let our creativity run wild.
Here are some of the fabulous results. I apologize, I don't remember which ones belong to who. And the ones I do remember...I won't point out...a confidentiality thing (for Laura)
And LAST BUT DEFINITELY NOT LEAST, our swaps for the month. Our theme was sympathy. You will see some man cards in here too from last month. Again, we had a lot of people missing last month, so we are catching up. :) Thanks to all those who brought theirs in from last month. We are glad to be caught up on all swaps.
I'm not going to put names next to all the cards this month, cause I've forgotten who made which. BUT, they were all GREAT for sure!
You ladies keep me honest if I'm missing any pictures! :)
See ya'll next weekend for the best Christmas in July party EVER! Have a great day!