Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
....and then...I looked and wasn't overly crazy about it.
I added some faux stitching....and still not jumping up and down.
Added some bling (aka Dazzling Diamonds) to the brad...and still not loving it. So, I may have to give this one another shot!!!! I think my problem is there is NO DSP and NO ribbon....and I'm all about that.....so, off to try round 2....
Monday, July 27, 2009
If you can't pass up this deal - and you shouldn't - you can order it by simply going to my Stampin' Up! website and clicking on the SHOP NOW link in the upper right corner. It really couldn't be any easier!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Have I mentioned that one of my favorite stamp sets is Snow Swirled? I really truly love a good snow storm - so snowflakes are right up my alley. This time I heat embossed one of the images with white embossing powder, then punched and layered it with an Old Olive circle, and a Whisper White Scalloped Circle, which I edged with Old Olive ink to take some of the whiteness out of it.
I added a few snowflakes to the envelope, and because the envelope is Whisper White and seemed a little bright, I sponged some Very Vanilla to the edges of the envelope.
Stamps: Snow Swirled
Paper: Merry Moments, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Old Olive (sponged on edge of scallop circle)
Accessories: silver brad, scallop circle punch, polka dot ribbon, white embossing powder
Saturday, July 25, 2009
gocanucksgo !!! Congrats!
If you will send me an email with your name and address, I can get your shipment of goodies in the mail to you! Hope you enjoy!!!
Check back tomorrow for yet another Christmas card!
I absolutely love this new 3/4 inch Polka dot ribbon. It's stitched on each edge, adding a little extra something. The nice thing about Stampin' Up's DSP is that it's double sided, therefore, when you open the flap of this card, it's also pretty, which is how I incorporated the Chocolate Chip color. I think this card lends a good spot to include a nice family photo. Might as well use all available space in your cards - who needs white space???I used the Lots of Labels die to back the inside sentiment. I tried to use the Old Olive color from the outside of the flap, but it just didn't look right, so I stuck with Choc. Chip. Seemed to flow better that way. The inside sentiment holds another importance - it covers up the joint of the ribbon.
Stamps: Snow Swirled
Paper: Kraft, Merry Moments, Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Choc. Chip, Old Olive
Accessories: Scallop Circle Die, Lots of Tags Die, Wide Oval Punch, Polka Dot Ribbon
Friday, July 24, 2009
Stamps: Tart & Tangy, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Kraft, Whisper White, Rockabilly DSP
Ink: White Craft, Old Olive
Accessories: Playground Buttons, Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Lots of Labels Die
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
So, tell me - what is your favorite Christmas Stamp set? Doesn't have to be SU - just has to be your favorite! Remember - every comment gets you a chance for the blog candy!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Thoughts and Prayers Class
You never seem to have the right card on hand at the right time, and they aren't fun to make when you HAVE to make them. That's right - Sympathy Cards. Stock yourself up with 6 cards, all tucked nicely in a card box. Also make an adorable tea bag holder - perfect for giving to someone under the weather.
You can take this class 3 ways:
Option 1: Take the class as described, everything is cut, all supplies are included. Go home with the finished projects. Class fee is $25.
Option 2: Same as Option 1, also includes the Thoughts and Prayers Stamp Set. This way, you go home and can make more projects. Class fee is $45.
Option 3: Same as Option 2, but take the class to go. Everything is ready for you to stamp and assemble, directions included! Class fee is $45.
Class is to be held July 30th - 6:30 pm
Deadline to sign up is July 23rd.
Email me to sign up (let me know what option you desire) or with any questions.
I used the Cottage Wall DSP, and it's funny how even tho the colors consist of Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, and Old Olive, I was able to pull in Pale Plum and Certainly Celery easily enough. I think it helped to soften the card quite a bit. This was the first time I stamped up this image in the Thoughts and Prayers set. I just wasn't overly crazy about the image, until Bonnie used in on the Make and Take card at my open house in lieu of the tree image. Boom! I was then in like with it! This will also be one of the cards in the Thoughts and Prayers class I'm doing next week - more on that this afternoon! So - stay tuned!
Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, SU markers: Old Olive, Razzleberry
Paper: Old Olive, Cottage Wall DSP, Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Accessories: Masterpiece Ribbon Originals, Big Shot Circles Die #2, Circle Cutter
Monday, July 20, 2009
Now - onto this week's Deal of the Week:
This is a steal of a deal, I tell you! Do you realize how many pieces are in this Hardware set? And most of them coordinate with a punch. The hardware adds such a great element to you card or scrapbook page or even home decor! I know that I'll be snagging up a set at these reduced prices. Plus, the tin that they come in is adorable - and can be used later for another purpose. Such as, covering with paper, and tucking some yummy goodies in - or even a handmade card set.
Now, a note for those of you who weren't able to make it to my open house. I'm going to offer you a little added bonus! We like bonuses right? I will post some of my favorite new card designs over the next couple of days - if you leave a comment in each post, I will put your name in a hat for a "blog prize" (in lieu of door prize) or as some call it - some blog candy. So - watch for my new designs to pop up on this here blog and be sure to leave a comment. I will draw the name on Saturday. Which reminds me - I still need to draw my door prize name from my open house. I will do that and post back later today with: 1) the door prize winner; 2)a photo of the blog candy; and 3) one of my newest creations.
Thanks for stopping today - and be sure to check back later!
Monday, July 13, 2009
When: July 17th: 5pm - 8pm
July 18th: 9am - Noon
Where: Denison Municipal Utilities meeting room
Broadway and S 7th St; Denison, IA
Why: To celebrate the new catalog of course!
Hope to see you there!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Paper: Very Vanill, Sahara Sand, Retired DSP?
Ink: Craft Old Olive (for frame), Old Olive Marker, Soft Suede Marker
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds; Pinecones, Crystal Effects
Monday, July 6, 2009
I used the nifty embossing folder to create the flowers on a piece of cardstock vellum, then adhered it to some of the gorgeous Bella Bleu DSP. The ribbon hides any glue that might show, although, I've found that if you use a glue stick with a light hand, you really don't see any glue thru the vellum. The sentiment inside was for a wedding. I've seen many cards like this on Splitcoast - I'm not sure who exactly gets the credit since I did CASE (Copy and Share Everything) it. But I do love it. It's quite elegant! Even more so in real life!
Okay folks - that's it for today - I'm in the process of a really cool project, and once my craft ink dries I should be able to photograph and show you all. Please - do hang by the edge of your seats - you won't want to miss the next blog-i-sode!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
The FIRST person to go to my Stampin' Up Website on July 1st and place an order ($25 or more before shipping and taxes) will receive a $30 gift certificate to use on their next order.
The FIFTH person to place an order ($25 minimum) on my website will receive a $20 gift certificate.
The TENTH person to place an order ($25 minimum) on my website will receive a $15 gift certificate.
All people who place online orders will have their names placed in "the hat" for a $40 gift certificate! This will be given away on July 31st!
Right now, I can tell you that Cindy Goslar is the winner of the first order prize! Way to go Cindy. The Fifth person is close - I'm just waiting to view my reports from Stampin' Up! to see what the actual time of the orders fell into place, and Tenth place is up for grabs right now. BUT - don't forget that all persons who place on order on my Website the month of July are eligible for a $40 GC!!!! Isn't that awesome????
Okay- besides that grand giveaway - I know that you all have been waiting for round two of my July 1st news! And some of you already know about my news - - NO, NO, I'm not pregnant again! Phew! for that ! At least for the time being! However - after lots of family conversations, I have decided to be a stay at home mom for a while. You see, we had this great, wonderful, day care provider for our kids. In fact, shortly after we started taking Will to her (Lisa), I knew I was in good hands to have another, and it wasn't long and Alex graced our lives. Well, Lisa, you see, baked great loaves of bread, made THEE best Chocolate Chip Cookies (thanks for the recipe Lisa!), and most importantly did a damn good job with our kids. She never kept secrets about what my kids were up to during the day - which I was most grateful for. It was always clear. Anyway - Lisa is moving away. I checked with MANY - as in 18 day care providers in our small town- and only one had an opening. ONE, with AN opening , well maybe, if we could be part time. Well, and if you can afford it. Because - in the end she charged more than I brought home, and then some. Not to mention what it costs to drive to work, eat lunch, blah, blah, blah. So, in the end, I'm going to raise my own children. Which - FYI - is what I've wanted to do all along. It's just now, the decision has been made. I know I'm going to love it. I'm somewhat of a homebody anyway. I love to garden, love to cook, and really love to spend time with my boys. But this also means, I will have much more time to devote to my Stampin' Up! biz. That also means that you can expect more classes, better service and more info from me. Plus LOTS of more ideas on this handy, dandy blog thing I've got going on. I can't wait to tuck my head in and proceed full charge ahead with this. It's so great to know that I've got Stampin' Up! to fall back on and what a great little business to have. I can set my own hours, I can be my own boss, and I can't get fired! What a great opportunity! I'm loving it!
Have I rambled on enough? Well - don't forget - go to my website to place your order - you might be the lucky winner!
First off - the new catalog is live today! If you aren't a stamp club member and haven't yet reserved a copy of the catalog yet - please email me, and I will get a catalog to you! I'm in the process of delivering all stamp club member catalogs, so watch for those!
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