Friday, May 29, 2009

Last Chance

There are only 2 days left to:

1. Take advantage of MY special....... 20% off anything with In-Colors. Last time to order is 9:00 pm 5-30-09. The retired lists will be out 6-1-09 and you know how fast they go after that.

2. Stampin' Up special..... buy 3 Designer Series Paper packets or 3 12 x 12 Textured cardstocks or mix and match of either and get a 4th one FREE........ not only that, but if it's an In-Color you can also receive 20% off the in-color items, but only through 5-30-08. Remember if you want the discount you have to order from ME. The Stampin' Up special is good through 5-31-09.

3. If you have ever considered becoming a demonstrator either to earn extra income or as a hobby demonstrator to receive the 20% discount on all orders and earn special benefits as a demonstrator and be able to attend convention or regional events.... so many things I can't even think of to tell you, until 6-30-09 you can become a member of my team for ONLY $75.00. If you've been stamping for awhile, you have lots of supplies so for this price you will still receive several stamp sets, but also the business supplies you will need. CONTACT me if you are interested.... you can sign up online!!

Reminder that on 6-1-09........................

1. The new Retired Stamp Sets and Accessories list will be released.... and if you've been around Stampin' Up very long, you know that these items sell out FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have to be quick and Johnny on the Spot to make sure you get anything you have wanted forever before it's GONE.

2. On June 1st, if you have a workshop or order "online" with an order of $250-$399.00 you can earn EXTRA free Merchandise of $20 or for a $400 workshop you can earn up to $40.00 EXTRA free merchandise over and above the regular free merchandise for the hostess. How Fun is that???
If you would like to schedule a workshop for the month of June, let me know as soon as possible before my calendar fills up.

3. If you order the BIG SHOT and any other accessories to the Big Shot during 6-1-09 through 6-30-09, I WILL GIVE YOU 15% OFF. You have to order through me, not online to receive this discount.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

My Rooster Collection

You wouldn't believe how may rooster pictures, figurines, items I have that depict Roosters in my kitchen. My sister-in-law from Canada came to visit the other day and brought me the cutest things. I will have to show you one of these days some of the other things I have that these match, then it will make more sense. LOL. The first is a ceramic egg. I have to tell you I have a chicken wire basket shaped like a rooster on top of my cupboards and it's filled with wooden eggs. One year for Christmas my brother brought me an egg with legs on it that have hinges on the legs, so it sits perfectly on the edge of my cabinets with the legs hanging over. This ceramic egg fits perfectly into that scenerio.
This is the cutest rooster holding a pot.l Jannene got a little cactus that flowers that she put into the pot; it make it so complete and cute.
I also have a sort of shadow type box hanging on the wall and these crazy roosters sitting in it. the head and necks are really long and skinny and the bodies are sooo fat. I think that when she saw these cute little wooden roosters, it reminded her of those and so she also got me these. I really love all of them. The trouble is, I'm having trouble finding my kitchen with all the accessories on every shelf, cabinet, counter....... You know what I mean. Before we moved into this house, it was cows.... Now the cows are on shelves in the guest bedroom LOL..... wonder what my guests think.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Mothers Day for my Daughter

These cute little purses are so fun. I wish I had taken a picture with the handle falling to the front, but I used the Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon for the handle and it was hooked onto the top of the box with Hodgepodge Hardware; so cute. I pretty much cased another box that looked pretty much like this, but I used flowers and the large half-back pearls from the Pretties Kit on the flap. To keep it closed, I attached a velcro closure. I covered six chocolate pieces with designer series paper and tied some ribbon around them and put them inside the "purse" and gave this to my daughter for Mothers Day instead of a card. Don't you love it???

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mothers Day

My son usually doesn't remember holidays, so this year, I sent a few subliminal messages (like jokes about Mother's Day) without having to say...."You KNOW Mother's day is coming.... LOL. I guess it worked, because look at what I got on Saturday!!! Aren't these gorgeous? The basket has a handle that I don't think really will hold the basket, but it's made out of Pussy Willow Branches, can you see them? This is sooooo gorgeous. I'm glad I was able to take pictures because it's starting to not look so hot anymore. It's a shame that someone spends so much on "cut" flowers and then they just die. Of course, now I feel a little guilty (sort of) :) Not only did the flowers come, but you see the box of chocolates too???? YUMMMMMM

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sneak Peek

Stampin' Up just announced that in the June issue of Creating Keepsakes, they are featuring a die-cut favor box made with a new Bigz XL die from the upcoming 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog. This won't be available for your purchase until July 1, 2009 when the new Catalog is released.
Wow, it seems the last catalog just came out with so many new and fun ideas. The new catalog published in July will be current for a full year giving you lots of time to purchase all the items you will be drooling over.
So, if there are papers, ribbons, inks, cardstock or anything else that will or might be retiring June 30, 2009 this is the time to start thinking about your orders since you only have a month and a half to purchase them.
Even though it's hard to say good-bye to some of my favorite things, I'm anxious to see what the new catalog has to offer. The picture above shows some things that are sort of faded out, but look at that yummy Poppy paper!! It also looks like there's a new die cut too, sort of like the top note but with more points on it and looks like it's square......... So, I'm EXCITED, are you??????

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Designer Series Paper projects

Since May is Scrapbooking month, Stampin' Up put out a video showing lots of things/projects you can do using the Designer Series Paper that's on sale; buy three and get one free. The special is only good through May, so if you want free Designer Series Paper and 12 X 12 Textured Cardstock this is the time to get it. You can mix and match the DSP and cardstock, so you don't have to buy three of "each", this way you get what you want.

Designer Series papers make darling Scrapbook pages, mini scrapbooks to die for and they dress up your cards and projects with coordinating colors. Did you know that each package of Designer Series Paper all coordinate with each other? It takes all the guess work out of what you can put together.

Follow the link below for a fun demonstration of a couple scrapbook pages and some mini scrapbooks that easy and quick to make.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Kristina Werner Challenge #51

So, Kristina Werner is having her 51st color challenge; I'm getting so hooked on doing these, it's fun to see what everyone comes up with. OK, I tried many ways to include Rose Red into this combination, and finally came up with JUST the butterfly being this color. I think rather than trying to include too much of that color, just this little bit was genious (LOL). I used the fun Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper mounted onto Chocolate Chip cardstock. Using the Horizontal Slot Punch, I created a very small slit at the card fold to pull the 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon through and tie in a knot. Then I stamped the hedgehog from the Fun and Fast Notes stamp set and colored him in using the watercolor crayons. I layered this piece onto more mustard and then colored the butterfly with the Rose Red marker.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Chip Board Box

Remember the 15 cards I made using the Sunshine Garden Scrappin' Kit last weekend? I made a really cute Box using the On Board Basics chipboard and planned to make cards to match the box, but I haven't gotten around to that part yet, so I decided to put the 15 cards from last weekend in to measure how much room was in the box. Well, I'm thinking that this box will EASILY hold at least 20 cards and envelopes...... so maybe I'll have a Stampin' Stack class and make this box to hold them in. This would make a fantastic gift to a mother, grandmother or anyone in need of lots of cards to sent throughout the year. This box is really easy to make using the On Board Book Basics (114320) on page 183 in the Spring/Summer Idea Book & Catalog. All you have to do is cover the chipboard using Designer Series Paper, make a cardstock box and put them all together and insert cards..... so what do you think, stinkin' cute, huh?

Thursday, May 7, 2009

15 Cards using a Scrappin' Kit

I mentioned yesterday that our group on Saturday chose to either make 10 12X12 scrapbook pages or 15 greeting cards from The Sunshine Garden scrappin' kit. I made the scrapbook pages at the class, but when I got home I made these 15 cards because I had another kit at home (well half of a kit). I improvised a bit with textured paper and plain paper, but they all came out really good. Again I apologize for the bad pictures, but someday, I'll learn how to make them better. All of the items except a little ribbon, silver brads and dimensionals came in the kit. You can make 15 or more cards our of any of the Scrappin' Kits or 10 scrapbook pages for only $19.95 plus shipping and tax. You have all the cardstock colors, designer series papers and die cut adhesives to complete either the above or many other projects. You can view all of the kits on pages 162-165 of the Spring Summer Idea Book & Catalog. If you don't have a catalog, you can find it on this blog or on my Stampin' Up website Just click on the catalog image and download to your computer for viewing. If you see any you would like to have before the new catalog is issued in July of 2009, call, email me or go to my Stampin' Up website to order online. All you have to do is click on the "Order Now" button, sign up, order and you will received them direct to your doorstop in just a few days. If you would like to have other project ideas using these kits, please drop me a line.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Scrapbooking from Scrappin' Kit

On Saturday our demonstrator group got together to make either 10 12 x 12 scrapbook pages or 15 greeting cards from one Scrappin' Kit. We all used the Sunshine Garden kit. I made the scrapbook pages and thought you would be interested in seeing them. I apologize for some of the pictures, I don't seem to really have a good place to photograph them to get their true colors well. When I got home, I still had one-half of the kit from a previous project, so I was able to also make the 15 cards, which I will show you tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Another Cute Teacher Gift

This is a Desk Top Note or Stationary Holder. This is really cute made up to be "From the Desk of" and have someone's initial shown on the notecards. I made this up to be just a note holder. The box contains 12 note cards 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 and an equal number of envelopes. They can be used as thank you, thinking of you, or any other occassion. The note cards fit inside the envelope for mailing. The box will hold at least 20 note cards and envelopes easily (I know because I tried it) ha. What a fun project for your child's teacher gift.

Monday, May 4, 2009

May is Scrapbooking Month!!

Stampin' Up keeps having such awesome promotions!!!!! First of all during the month of May, which is Scrapbooking Month, Stampin' Up is offering a free package of Designer Series Paper and/or 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock. All you have to do is buy three (mix and match) and you can choose another of either FREE! Yes, FREE! Not only that, but you can purchase the new fabulous Jumble Alphabet Stamp set during May at 20% off what the retail price will be in the upcoming 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog. This is the ONLY TIME YOU CAN PURCHASE THIS SET FOR $35.16 instead of the retail price of $43.95. Check out what a really cool new and versatile alphabet set this is.

AGAIN, MAY IS SCRAPBOOKING MONTH........ and to celebrate, Stampin' up is offering their Scrapbook STARTER kit for only $75.00. You receive all of the regular business supplies as in the Regular starter kit to run your business, plus the Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamp set (which can be substituted for any other stamp set with a value of $43.95), Simply Scrappin' Petal Party (also substitutable), Earth elements Assorted Textured 12 X 12 cardstock and a Whisper White Craft Stampin Pad. All of these listed items can be substituted for like items. I would love to have you join my team at this special price. As a demonstrator you would receive 20% off all your orders, whether you make it your business or your hobby. There are many more benefits to being a demonstrator that you can take advantage of including pre-orders before they are available to any one else. Check out the following link describing benefits and questions and answers you may have.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Happy Birthday to You

I purchased my BIG Bold Cupcakes Sizzlits dies (#114509) ages ago, but haven't found the right opportunity to use it yet. My grandaughter's BD was the other day so I thought I would use it for her card. It's actually a little grown up looking for her age, I know I could have made it more juvenile, but I didn't because I really wanted to use the Rockabilly Designer Series paper too. ha. The card turned out really cute, but I think it's better for an older child or adult. I used the Rockabilly Designer Series Paper (#114039) for the cupcake holder and outside the main image and also the part using the embossed looking cherries. Have you seen the shiny part of the DSP???? The red cherries, the stripes on the Kiwi Kiss stripes, the skulls, the crowns with the Kiwi Kiss, and the black paper with cherry outlines in black are all embossed!!!!! On the little "sprinkles" I put on some crystal effects and attached some of the pink duo beads. The greeting on the front is using my FAVORITE scallop edge punch (item #114889); but instead of using the Oval All stamp set(#113790) I chose a greeting from the On Your Birthday Stamp set (#111664)
On the inside I scalloped an edge using a strip of Riding Hood Red cardstock, then I took the small strip that is left behind after using the scallop edge punch and attached it to my whisper white cardstock giving it a little more texture and interest. Then I stamped the Cherry Image from the Tart and Tangy (#111514) Stamp set.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Second Teacher Gift Idea

One of my BESTEST friends gave me a gift the other day that is so cute, I hate to unwrap it and use it. She used a large cello bag and put in some items from Bath and Body along with some shredded paper. The top piece is what makes it so cute. She used her Big Shot and cut out using the Top Note Bigz Die (did you know you could fold it one way for narrow bags and the other way for larger bags?). Anyway, after it was cut, she used the cute "YUMMY" stamp from Sale-a-Bration to stamp "A Little Something for You". Then she used the Big Shot again and cut out the cute butterfly (Beautiful Butterflies) in designer series paper and attached it to the top note and finished it off with a half back pearl from the Pretties Kit. What a simple, elegant and well received gift it is.
Did you also know that the two die cuts used in this gift are exclusive to Stampin' Up and can't be purchased in a retail store? If you like them and would like to have your own, give me a call or email or better yet go to my website and order directly online. All you have to do in point to the "Shop Now" button and you're off!!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Hinge Card using A Little Birdie told Me

This is another card we made at one of my April clubs. This is called a "hinge card" and is really easy to make. You just have to have a 5 1/5 X 4 1/4 piece of cardstock to start, then you add a piece to the bottom approximately 3 1/4" before using the scallop edge punch. The top piece is als0 3 1/4". The bottom overlays over the top portion to fit the underlying 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 base, then attach a brad at the intersecting layers. The bottom portion will be glued down to the card base, but not so high that the top layer can't slide underneath. The top will glide up and down into the base revealing a hidden message on the inside. Isn't this fun?