Thursday, June 5, 2008

So, I needed to come up with something for my "cousin" Ben and his upcoming wedding. (He's really my step-dad's cousin) I haven't actually seen their house, but I was told that the colors were neutral. I stuck pretty neutral, but needed some splash of color for this name frame that I came up with. I hope they like it. I'll have to miss the wedding and celebration due to another family obligation. (Weekend trip with Andy's side of the family - our annual family trip.) Please don't mind the finger prints in the first photo - and yes, I did wipe them off before they went in the gift bag!

The paper was from a retired Simply Scrappin' Kit - At Home. The kit now called Home Again is virtually the same - just new colors. I think I like the browns and greens better... just a personal opinion. I used the Taffy Alphabet and Taffy Numbers set, Hodgepodge Hardware in Antique Brass. (which btw, will retire in August - just a quick heads up and forewarning. I'm thinking that SU! will come out with a reconfigured Hodgepodge set more along the lines of the Styled Silver set that is found in the mini - *crossing fingers...and toes!!!*)

At first I wasn't overly excited with the way it turned out the way that I sometimes am after completing a project. You know, like when I crank my arm around so that I can pat myself on the back....but, after I saw it on the wall, I was much more impressed with myself than I was initially. Now I'm loving myself!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Card Swap - See what you could have had!!

Here are the cards that were received in the card swap. While only 5 participated, it was fun to see what was done. Want to join the next card swap? Email me and I'll put you on the list for the next swap! I apologize for the poor photo quality. I need a better lit area to photograph....*scratching head*.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Hold the Phone!

eScape with Stampin' Up!

Put down the phone, turn off the computer, and break free from the 'e'!
Remember when you got letters in your mailbox instead of your inbox? On June 25, 2008, Stampin' Up! is taking the day to unplug and unwind, and reconnect on a personal level with friends and loved ones through handmade cards. And we invite you to eScape with us throughout the month of June!
Reconnect with your "wireless network" by attending an eScape event or hosting one of your own! Take advantage of the 25 percent discount on select items in the eScape bundle to help you create that special message from the heart.
eScape Bundle (item 113700):
Page Number
Circle of Friendship stamp set
p. 143
Love Notes assortment
p. 167
Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad
p. 165
Very Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
p. 191
Total (non-bundled)

eScape Bundle price

eScape in June! Contact me today for details about this exciting event.

Sneak Peak Promo!!!

Making the (fresh) cut!

Whether you're a customer or a hostess, June's sneak peek into the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog has something fresh and new just for you!

Customers:When you purchase the brand new, die-cut Fresh Cuts stamp set, add on the coordinating Fresh-Cut Notes* for only $5!

Hostesses:Host a $400 workshop during the month of June, and receive the Fresh Cuts stamp set and coordinating Fresh-Cut Notes FREE--over a $30 value--in addition to your regular hostess benefits!
Contact me for more details!