Friday, February 25, 2011

It is a Claudia and Company Blog Hop with lots of Crafty Stampy Inspiration!!!

Happy Friday Everyone!!!

Today is a very special Blog Hop with Past and Present Claudia and Company DT members and Customers too!!!  I am so excited to get to hop along with some of my old DT friends and Stamping Buddies, and friends as well!!!

I am also glad to get to stamp again and color Oh how I have missed my Copic Markers!!!  This weekend is going to be a busy weekend.  We are Celebrating our oldest Daughters 9th Birthday and we are having Piper's Baptism and Baby Meadow's Baby Dedication at church on Sunday.  We will have lots of family in town and all the Grandparents so the kids are really really excited!!!!  Yea!!!!  It is going to be a really really special Day on Sunday!!!  :-)

Now I bet you are thinking enough talking show us your creations well here you go!!!
For a Full list of the Hoppers and the order of the hop you can head out to the Claudia and Company Blog or here you go just in case.

Hello and Welcome to Claudia and Company's first ever Customer Blog Hop!

We're so excited to have you join us and can't wait for you to get "Hopping" and see all of the wonderful creations our talented group has in store for you!
Today we are celebrating YOU; our dear friends and customers. And in proper celebration, we will be offering up a chance to win prizes for those that complete the entire hop; leaving a comment on every post! What's up for grabs? 2 randomly chosen comments will win 2 Claudia and Company rubber stamps of their choice!
You'll have until Monday, February 28, 12pm EST to comment (participants eligible to win also). Comment Winners and Participant Winners will be announced on March 1, during our Release Day Showcase (yes, our March Release is right around the corner!!).

  I am sharing two cards with you today they both use Claudia and Company Stamps designed by Lori Boyd from the Puddle Jumper Line. 

For the Boy Card I got out my Lucas Puddle Jumper Stamp and some more of the American Crafts Everyday Collection Papers and some Dew Drops and my lg Oval and Sm. Oval Nesties as well.
Lucas is colored up in these Copics:
Skin: R00, E00, E93, RV02
Hair: E30 E33, E57
Outfit: G20, G21, G24, B91, B93, B95
Chick: E06, E08, E38

Here is the Recipe of where you can find most of the supplies I used over at the Claudia and Company  store!!!

This next Card uses Daisy Puddle Jumper (available at the Claudia and Company store). 
For this creation above I used the Puddle Jumpers Daisy . I created the Basic Layout I wanted to use on both cards and I used the Designer Paper Line American Crafts Everyday Collection, that is available at DCRU (link below)!!! I also used some of that lucious May Arts Satin ribbon by the yard and some Dew Drops from the Cherry Chocolate set.

Daisy is colored up in these copics:
Skin: R00, E00, E93, RV02
Hair: E30, E33, E57
Outfit: RV22, RV32, RV34, G20, G21, G24, B91, B95, B97, Y06, Y08, Y38
Kitty: C1, C3, RV02
The last two pictures show you my creations side views so you can see all of the dimension.  All parts of the cards popped up using Glue Dots and excess foam and rubber from my stamps.

Well I hope you enjoyed my creations and I hope you hop along with us. Don't forget to earn the prizes you have to leave comments on all the participants blogs along the hop!!!! 

Have an Amazing Stampendous Friday everyone!!! :-)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sorry!!! I have not disappeared just have the Influenza running through our house. But... Feast your eyes on this Box of The Greeting Farm Goodness I got this week!!! WOWZA!!!!

Hey Friends, Family, and Stampers,

Just in Case you wondered I have not disappeared from the Blogging world.  We have just had The Influenza B running through our house, along with a touch of  Food Poisoning for my middle daughter!

I don't have a lot of energy so this is going to be short and sweet but LOOK at this wonderful stash from The Greeting Farm.  I used my Last Design Team Discount last month to order all of this Greeting Farm Goodness, and it came in the mail this week.  The kids were so sick it took me almost a week to open the box believe it or not!!!!.  After being so good for almost a year and not ordering new Rubber while I was pregnant I finally got to place some rubber (stamps) orders with The Greeting Farm.  My Favorite Stamp Company!!!

No not all of it is for me I ordered some gifts for Birthdays and Friends who I know will love them, but I get to play with many new stamps some day soon too!!!  YEA!!!

I can't wait to feel better so I can rip out the Rubber Scissors and get me some rubber cutting Therapy!!!  Woo Hooo!!!

Hope you are having a Great Week, we are starting on the mend, all of us got Tamiflu Prescriptions and they helped so much, and so far Tucker and Meadow have not gotten it!!!  I am hoping it stays this way and they stay healthy, so I will be back again sometime next week!!!


Thursday, February 3, 2011

OH MY!!! What a Stressful and Interesting Day it was. In the End all is well that ends well and Miracles do Happen!!! :-)

A Rock'in 20's Good Time!!!!

Hello Stampers, Family, and Friends!!!!

WOW today was a DOOZY!!! 

I have been watching the prices for flights from Wichita to Orlando for a little over 2 weeks now.   At first they were a lot lower but every day they keep going up so I figured I better get them booked right away!!!

I talked to a Travel Agent and she said the best she could do was $315 round trip about $365 after taxes and fees.  I was able to name my own price on Price and get them for $250 - $300 after taxes and Fees which saved over $65 over the Travel Agent's lowest price and she told me I better get them booked on Price right away because they will only continue to keep going up not down before our trip.

So I booked one set of them then they offered to invite a friend who could fly on the same flights as us for the same price as us.  I have this friend from Nursing School who is wanting to go to Orlando so I invited them.  I went on to book their flight and after it was all said and done and I was pretty proud of myself I sent the copied itinerary to Marvin at work. 

He e-mailed me back and said do you realize you typed our last name for your friends last name in one spot and in the other 3 you typed it the right way.  I thought OH NO these flights can not be changed or cancelled after we book them and with all the security we have on flights after 9/11 I knew she would NOT be able to get on the flight!!!!  Uuuuuugggggghhhhhh!!!

So I got all the info together and called Price Line.  After 45 minutes on hold they came back on and said Mam we are sorry but there is NOTHING we can do for you we can not change the name on the ticket so you will have to Cancel them and it will cost you $600 to do this.

I stared crying I would have to pay $600 just to cancel my friends tickets they were not even for us but I would have to pay the cost because it was my mistake.  After lots of crying and asking if there was anything they could do or if they could just cancel the one ticket with a mistake on it instead of all 4 tickets he said.

Well we have to cancel all 4 tickets, but I can do this for you if you will go and rebook these flights on our web site then we will refund you all but $30 / person.  I was thinking $30 / person that is still $120 loss just for typing the wrong name one time out of 4 on my friends ticket!!!!

So I go and book the tickets and they won't accept the price and same flights of us anymore I started really freaking out then because I am thinking they have to have the same flight and I HAVE to book on Price Line or I pay $600 cancellation fee!!!!

Finally I booked the flights all the same as ours but the price I got was about $30 more per person then our flights and we were all flying the same flights, but their fees and taxes were less than ours so in the end the difference was not horrible.

Then I called back Price Line and told them I had booked new flights and that I was told if I did that they would refund the $600 minus $30 / person.  So I wait on hold for about 15 minutes and and he comes back and says well Mam' I can do it and I will be refunding all of your $600 minus the $30 cancellation Fee.  WHAT really only 1 $30 not $30 for each of the 4 tickets canceled like they said before???

So I said exactly how much are you refunding my Credit Card.  He said I am refunding it $578 Mam.  PRAISE GOD!!!!

So in the end my typing the wrong name in one of the slots only cost me about $20 which I can deal with that is not $600!!!!!!  YEA!!!!  YEA!!!!!!  YEA!!!!!

So now our Condo and our Flights and Rental Car are booked and all we still have to book is the Disney Tickets and maybe a couple of fun things for the kids while we are at Disney!!!

Now here is a Card I made this week to send to a special friend on a special Birthday!!

I hope you enjoy it!!!

Products used:
SU Designer Papers, EK Success Boarder Punch, NeeNah Heavy Card Stock,
SU Striped Candy Cane Ribbon, Glue Dots, Excess Foam and Rubber to pop up layers, Prima Flowers, SU Rhinestone Brads, Dew Drops in Dazzling Diamonds.

Image colored using these Copics:
Skin: R00, E00, E93, RV21
Hair: E31, E35, E37, E39
Clothes, Flapper Hat, and shoes: R20, R32, R35, R29

Well now that my day is soooooooo much better than it was at one point I am heading to feed the baby and go to bed!!! 

Have a very very Stampendous Thursday Everyone!!!!