Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I'm Still Here!

I know that I haven't blogged in almost a week, don't worry I'm still alive! With the Twilight movie coming out soon, I thought that I would finally jump on the band wagon and start reading the books. I put it off for a long time cause when I read a book, I do nothing but read! My family puts ups with my laziness and lack of participation until I'm done. I started the first book late Sunday night and finished it by Noon on Monday. Then I moved to book two and was finished yesterday afternoon. I moved to book three and finished this afternoon and now I'm on book four and hope to be done by Tomorrow Morning or early afternoon. What can I say???? I LOVE to read!!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Thanks!!!

Thanks are in order to those of you who showed up to my Open House today! Many prizes were given away including: Designer Series Paper, Chip Board, Rub-on's, Simply Scrappin' Kit Stickers, Ribbon, Eyelets, Designer Series Chapstick, and Decor Elements!!! It was loads of fun!!! I can't wait for everyone to see the new toys! Don't forget about Stamp Camp next month! Visit my website for more details http://culaparker.stampinup.net

Friday, August 22, 2008

Open House Goodies!

These are just some of the fabulous goodies you will see tomorrow at the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog Open House at my Home from 11am-3pm. I look forward to seeing you all there!!!

Peppermint Patties and Hershey's Nuggets dressed up with Designer Series Paper and our 20 yr. emblem.

New brads, buttons and clips

Door Prizes every 30 minutes or just when I feel like giving something away!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

First Day of Preschool!!!

My Little Boy is not so little anymore. Today was his first day of preschool! He was so excited to make new friends and be with his friend Ellie Lewis from Church. He was so excited to pick out a new backpack and lunchbox! He loves CARS!!! I was the one who was scared about just leaving him in a new place with new people, he just wanted me to leave so he could play. I'll post again after I pick him up and see how his first day went. Okay, I'm back! It all went well, and I was greeted by a BIG hug and kiss!!! He said he had fun and by the look of his clothes I would tend to agree. I wonder if he ate lunch though, his lunch box was still full. Oh well, I guess he'll eat a big dinner.


Friday, August 15, 2008

IT"S HERE!!!

IT'S HERE, IT'S HERE!!! I am SO excited! I've already played with the dies and I absolutely LOVE it!!! I'll try to sit down this weekend and create something. My weekend is jam-packed with Family Fun Day and Church on Sunday. Hopefully tomorrow night, I can sneak in some Sizzix time. OOOh... have I told you that I'm thinking of having Sage be a UPS Man for Halloween? I love my UPS Man, especially since he brought me my Sizzix!!!



Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Girl in a Whirl

A friend sent me this and it made me laugh and cry at the same time. I frequently compare myself to a certain person I know, because she makes me feel like I have to be as good as she is at everything I do. I know that we all know someone like this who we compare ourselves to. Until recently, I would fret over being perfect, but with some help from my Husband and Heavenly Father I now know that I am the best at what I do, and that maybe just maybe they are comparing themselves to me. Sorry, if that sounds like bragging, but I think we should brag about ourselves a little bit know and then. Enjoy!

The Girl in a Whirl
By Vickie Gunther

Look at me, look at me, and look at me now!
You could do what I do if you only knew how.
I study the scriptures one hour each day;
I bake, I upholster, I scrub, and I pray.
I always keep all the commandments completely;
I speak to my little ones gently and sweetly.
I help in their classrooms! I sew all they wear!
I drive them to practice. I cut all their hair.
I memorize names of General Authorities;
I focus on things to be done by priorities.I
play the piano! I bless with my talents!
My toilets all sparkle! My checkbooks all balance!
Each week every child gets a one-on-one date;
I attend all my meetings (on time! Never late!)
I'm taking a class on the teachings of Paul, But that is not all!
Oh, no. That is not all. I track my bad habits till each is abolished;
Our t-shirts are ironed! My toenails are polished!
Our family home evenings are always delightful;
The lessons I give are both fun and insightful.
I do genealogy faithfully, too.Its easy to do all the things that I do!
I rise each day early, refreshed and awake;
I know all the names of each youth in my stake! I read to my children!
I help all my neighbors. I bless the community, too, with my labors!
I exercise and I cook menus gourmet;
My visiting teaching is done the first day!
(I also go do it for someone who missed hers.It's the least I can do for cherished ward sisters!)
I chart resolutions and check off each goal;
I seek each 'lost lamb' on my Primary roll!
I can home-grown produce each summer and fall.
But that is not all. Oh, no. That is not all.
I write in my journal, I sing in the choir.
Each day I write 'thank yous' to those I admire.
My sons were all Eagles when they were fourteen!
My kids get straight A's! And their bedrooms are all clean!
I have a home business to help make some money,
I always look beautifully groomed for my honey.
I go to the temple at least once a week;
I change the car's tires, I fix the sinks leak!
I grind my own wheat and I bake all our bread;
I have all our meals planned out six months ahead.
I make sure I rotate our two-year supply!
My shopping for Christmas is done in July!
These things are not hard; 'tis good if you do them,You can if you try.
Just set goals and pursue them.It's easy to do all the things that I do!
If you plan and work smart, you can do them all too!
"It's easy", she said, and then.. she dropped D E A D !!

Retired Stamps For Sale

Hello, everyone! I need to make room for new stamps and accessories. Take a look at the right side 3rd section down, there you will find a list of stamps for sale. All sets are $12 plus shipping. When you place a $3o order the sets will be discounted to $10 plus shipping, unless otherwise noted.*

* stamp set will be discounted to $15 plus shipping.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Introducing...

the Fall/Winter Idea Book & Catalog for 2008!!! Order yours today for $10 (includes shipping), or you can view it on-line HERE. I know your all going to LOVE it! Contact me today to book your Personalized Workshop or Class. You definitely won't want to miss out on earning FREE product!


Saturday, August 9, 2008

Onesie Card

My Friend Jenn from stampnscrapjenn.blogspot.com is hosting a Onesie Card Challenge. I have another friend who is expecting a baby girl soon and thought that I'd make her a card. I really liked the way it turned out, especially since it's my first onesie card. Check out Jenn's Challenge and try making your own Onesie Card. I know you'll love it!

Card Recipe:
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Accessories: 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Punch, Pretty in Pink Brads, 1/16" Circle Punch, Cutting Blade

Friday, August 8, 2008

Open House

The time has come to celebrate the new Idea Book and Catalog! Join me on August 23rd from 11am-3pm for Make & Takes, Door Prizes, and much, much more! I will have lots of new toys to share with you all including the New Stampin’ Up! Big Shot. I am so excited about this new product that I can hardly contain myself! I know you’ll love it as much as I do! You won't want to miss this opportunity! Please R.S.V.P. by Aug 20th so I know how much cardstock to prepare. See you all then!

Blog Candy Winners...

Sorry, I have to post this early but I have errands to run before it gets too hot out. And the winners are.....

Classy Brass ..........Amber
All Wrapped Up ...........Kristen

Congratulations to those who won! Amber, I'll get your address form Jenn. Kristen, I'll have your stamp set at Church on Sunday.

Stampin' Up! & Sizzix

Stampin’ Up! is pleased to team up with Sizzix to offer you a multipurpose die-cut system! With the Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit and dies from Stampin’ Up!, you can create die-cut shapes, envelopes, and tags with ease! Use the Bigz, Originals, Sizzlits®, and Decorative Strip–sized dies to make cards, scrapbook pages, home d├ęcor, and more.


This manual die-cutting machine works with card stock, Designer Series paper, fabric, chipboard, plastic, and more. Use the machine with our exclusive Stampin’ Up! dies or Sizzix dies—plus it’s compatible with other dies in the market. I cannot wait to get my Big Shot as it will give me so many more options on my scrapbook layouts!!! This machine and exclusive dies will be available to customers in the Holiday Mini next month!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Just Jawing

I just had to share some samples made with the NEW Stamp Set Just Jawing. It's not my personal favorite, but I know that some of you love it! Sorry, some of them are blurry.




It is actually a very versatile set. My favorite image from this set is the cherries.

Catalogs!

The Catalog's have arrived! Contact me today to reserve your copy!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Convention Highlights & Blog Candy!!!

Hello everyone! I'm back from Convention. I had an AMAZING time!!! At first I was homesick but after the second day I had nothing but fun! I learned SO many new things that I will share with you all very soon! I just had to show you a few things that I'm really excited about. Stampin' Up! has SO much in store for the next few months, it's going to be a great year!

First, here's some ideas using Stampin'Up! new Decor Elements



We were in the SLC Airport waiting to come home and this woman saw the catalog. Only Jenn would have enough energy after four long days to recruit in the Airport(Love you Jenn).


Now, for the Blog Candy! I bought ALL WRAPPED UP & ACCESSORIES and the LOVE IT CLASSY BRASS and never used them. I need to make room for new stamps.There will be two winners. To enter just tell me which prize you would like and about your favorite SU! Stamp Set. The winners will be determined on Friday, August 8th @9am using random.org.


Friday, August 1, 2008

Stampin' Up! and Sizzix

Can you guess what this post is about by the title? Yep! You guessed it! Stampin' Up! and Sizzix have joined forces. The dye's will match and coordinate with our stamp sets. I am SO excited!!! I am ordering one tonight, so I will have it at my Open House for you to play with.