Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Stamps on Dormant List to be retired

Effective January 4th, 2010, the following stamps will be retiring: (Click on Stamp set name to view. If you would like to zoom in, click on the image:)

 Item Number
 Stamp Set
 Back Woods
 Beautiful Baby
 Birthday Wish
 Branch Out
 Central Park
 Classic Sketches
 Classy & Fabulous
 Flowers in Silhouette
 Font of You
 For the Bride
 Friend by Definition
 Fun Flowers
 Garden Greetings
 Glad Friends
 Grand Soiree
 Hit the Road
 Lexicon of Leaves
 Man's Best Friend
 Ocean Commotion
 Playful Petals
 Polka Dot
 Putt Putt
 Quilt Quips
 Really Retro
 Sip by Sip
 Sweet Stems
 That's Funny
 Wonderful Watercolors
 Para la novia
 Acuarelas Maravillosas

If you are interested in purchasing any of these stamp sets before they retire, please feel free to place an order on my on-line website or e-mail me.

Thanks and have a great day!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

In Search Of:

Hello my stamp friends!

I have to be the biggest airhead on the planet! I've been going crazy for the last couple weeks trying to find a couple packs of retired, Stampin' Up! Ski Slope Designer Series Paper. It just occurred to me that I could have asked my readers. Duh! I just have to sit back and laugh at myself at times. I'm so slow:) Anyway, if anyone has a pack or two that they'd be willing to part with, please e-mail me:) If not, please check with your friends.

Thank you so much!


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Good morning!

Good morning!

I would like to extend the special I had for Black Friday through Sunday. (offer ends Nov 30th at 10pm Eastern time, so I can place the order by the deadline for the on-line Holiday Extravaganza sale.) Save 20% on top of the already awesome sale-priced items that Stampin' Up! is offering from 30-50% off! If you're not interested in the sale, you will still receive 20% off of your regular purchase. Orders must be placed through me. This special can not be applied to on-line orders and is available to US customers only. Sorry.

All 3 stamps sets are still available. For the first 3 orders (minimum $50, before shipping & tax), I will send a new, un-mounted (& no longer available) stamp set. First person has first choice, then the second, & the third person will receive the remaining set.

Here are the stamp sets to choose from:

Roses in Winter
So Many Sayings
Seasonal Icons

If you have any questions, please e-mail me:) I will be out most of the day, but will be home by dinner time. I will get back to you! Have a great day!


Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Black Friday!

Good Morning Stamp friends!

I'm up bright-eyed and bushy tailed. NOT! My mother-in-law kept our boys last night so we could get up extra early and start our shopping. We didn't get home until almost mid-night, so I might have to take a snooze on the way to the stores:)

I have a special offer just for you! This special is for today only. I'm offering 20% off any order, any amount placed through me. Sorry, this special can not be applied to on-line orders and is available to US customers only. Sorry. Please e-mail me and I will get back to you:)

Don't forget about the Holiday Extravaganza going on now:)

For the first 3 orders (minimum $50, before shipping & tax), I will send a new, un-mounted (& no longer available) stamp set. First person has first choice, then the second, & the third person will receive the remaining set.

Here are the stamp sets to choose from:

Roses in Winter
So Many Sayings
Seasonal Icons

I wanted to thank you for reading my blog and I hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Stampin' Up!'s On-line Holiday Extravaganza Sale is going on now!

Stampin' Up! is having a huge sale! The On-line Holiday Extravaganza is going on now through November 30th. There are some great deals on accessories, bundles and even an awesome starter kit for new stamper. Savings are from 30-50%!

If you are interested in taking advantage of these great savings, visit my demonstrator website or contact me to place an order today.

Thanks and have a great day!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Scalloped Treat Bag


Today, I would like to share one of the projects that I had planned for my workshop (that was suppose to be last night). My son had a very rough day yesterday and wound up with a fever. I wound up having to cancel and hope to re-schedule soon.

This was a really easy treat bag to make. After running the card stock through the Big Shot, I stamped the snowflakes on all pieces of the scallop bag. I then used the Curly Label punch to make the window and used a 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inch piece of a Window Sheet and used adhesive to hold in place. I then used Sticky Strip to hold the bag together and filled it with candy. I punched two holes in the sides toward the top front of the bag and put the ribbon through (the front inside of the bag) and tied to the front, holding the flap down. I used linen thread to hang the tag.

Supplies Used:
  • Stamps: Christmas Punch & Two Cool Dudes
  • Cardstock: Bashful Blue & Whisper White
  • Ink: Bashful Blue
  • Other: Sizzix Big Shot Machine & Sizzix Bag w/ Scallops Die, Punches (Curly Label and Large & Small Tag), Window Sheets, Lined thread, & Striped Grosgrain ribbon
Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you have a great day!


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Inspired by the Inspired by Nature stamp set

Good afternoon my Stampin' friends!

Sorry it has been so long since my last post, but I have been in a bit of a slump lately. I have issues with concentration, especially when something is bothering me. My youngest son, Brian needs breathing treatments and I've been worried about him.

I finally came up with a Christmas card that I'm pretty happy with. As bad as I want to share it, I don't want to ruin it for the recipients:) I've been busy mass producing it, but had to stop so I can get ready for my very first Stampin' Up! workshop tomorrow night. I'm very excited about it!

I decided to take a break and try making something with the "Inspired by Nature" set. I bought it a while back and I never used it. I'm trying to challenge myself to use all of my stamp sets at least once. Anyway, here is what I came up with.

Supplies Used:
  • Stamps: Inspired by Nature & It's Your Birthday
  • Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White & Good Morning Sunshine DSP
  • Ink: Summer Sun, More Mustard, Old Olive & Chocolate Chip
  • Other: Antique Brass hardware & jumbo eyelets, Elementary Ribbon Originals & Dimensionals

Please let me know what you think:)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Friday, November 6, 2009

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday everyone!

After not feeling so well yesterday, I started the day armed with my new bifocals and allergy meds and despite having to pick up one of the kids from school this morning, I had a really good day! I even made a card for a swap at my first demonstrator meeting tomorrow evening. I wasn't sure if I was really happy with it though. I'm so used to using Designer Series Paper, that the card looked a little plain to me. My demonstrator (I guess I will always call her that:) really liked it, so that made me feel more confident about tomorrow evening. Anyway, here is the card I made:

Supplies Used:
  • Stamps: Sweet Centers & On Your Birthday
  • Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry & Whisper White
  • Ink: Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry and Basic Black ink & Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write® marker
  • Other: Sweet Centers Treat cup, Stampin’ Dimensionals®, Modern Tag, Window, 1/4" and horizontal slot punches, & Bermuday Bay polka dot ribbon.
I just noticed when I uploaded this card that I didn't do anything with the sandbags. I should have colored them in. I will make sure I do that when making the swaps tomorrow morning. 

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a terrific weekend:)


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Happy November!!!


It's so hard to believe that Halloween is over and that the holidays are upon us. The last couple months just flew by. Now I need to focus on coming up with my Christmas card. I'm hoping that will be easier now that I will be getting my new glasses tonight. I've been suffering with some pretty severe headaches and I noticed that my vision was getting blurry. I think the headaches are mostly sinus related, because the pain was right above my eyes, but the eye doctor said that it could have something to do with my eyes. I have my fingers crossed that the headaches will go away.

I wanted to share a couple pictures of my boys from Halloween night.

They had such a fun Halloween. We also took them to have professional photos done and they won the "Best Pair" category.

I'm hoping to complete a card this evening, when I get back with my new glasses:) Have a great evening!


Thursday, October 22, 2009

More Baroque Wedding projects


Today I want to share the other two things that I made for my sister-in-laws wedding. First is the menu. This was handstamped and printed using the Word program on my computer.

Next is the Program. The front was done using the new "My Digital Studio" program. I had to play with it a little to get everything lined up evenly. I started them about 5 days before the wedding and was starting to panic, because we couldn't find any clip art that would work with the Very Vanilla card stock. Then it occurred to me that I should see what was on my new My Digital Studio program. I'm so happy that I did! I found the heart from the "Always" stamp set. I put it together and printed one out. Then I scanned it and sent it to the bride-to-be. She absolutely loved it!

I spent a lot of time doing everything for the wedding. I got so many comments. It really made me feel good. Now that the wedding is over, I'm trying to catch up on a lot of things I had to put aside. I'm hoping to start some new projects and get ready for the holidays. They will be here before we know it.

Please come back soon. I hope to have some holiday projects to share in the next couple days:)

Have a great day!


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My first Blog entry

Good morning everyone! I guess I should start by telling you that I just became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator on October 1st. I'm very excited about it. I have been stamping for 3 years and it has brought so much to my life. I have made so many friends and I really enjoy making cards and other fun projects with Stampin' Up products.

I have done several crafts throughout my life. I started out making fabric photo albums, then I did counted cross stitch (I really loved the finished work, but once spent 9 months on one piece), then I actually talked my husband into taking a ceramics class with me. We had a blast, but that didn't last either. Then one day a friend sent me a handstamped card. I loved it. The thing that intrigued me the most was the embossing. I loved the look of the raised shiny black outlines. I asked her how she did it and she told me how to find the supplies I needed. I then went on-line and found my demo. That was all she wrote! I contacted her right away and bought my first set , "Trick or Treat". I've been hooked ever since.

I was originally planning to join the Stampin' Up! family after the holidays. I'm going to be in my sister-in-laws wedding in less than two weeks and then before we know it, the holidays will be here. After seeing "My Digital Studio", I just couldn't hold off any longer. If there is anything I can do to help you, please contact me.

Now, I would like to show you how I've been spending most of my time in the last couple months.
I made 80 wedding invitations and 150 favors. Even though it took a lot of time, it was fun for me doing something I really enjoy.

Supplies Used:
  • Stamps: Baroque Motifs
  • Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Craft Bravo Burgundy
  • Other: Clear EP, Retired Burgundy Organdy Ribbon

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope you will come back again soon. Have a wonderful weekend!