Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
The stamp and printed paper are both from the Love You Much Bundle. Tomorrow is the last day to purchase this special bundle at the discounted price. Contact me today, if you are interested in taking advantage of this great offer. These items are available individually, in the new catalog.
I have some catching up to do around here...I wasn't even gone for 48 hours! How do things get so out of control?
Thanks for visiting today!
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
This technique is really simple too. Spotlighting works best with images that are outlined. First, stamp the outline image in Jet Black Stazon. Stamp it again, and color in a portion of the design and punch it out with a circle punch. Punch another circle from coordinating cardstock one size larger than the stamped image. Using Stampin' Dimensionals layer the Spotlighted image over the top of the first image.
I have to go get ready for work now. Have a Great day & I'll be back tomorrow with another fun new product from Stampin' Up!
Supplies: Sweet Stems, Think Happy Thoughts Stamp Sets. Ruby Red, Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink. Jet Black Stazon Ink. Ruby Red, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black, Whisper White Cardstock. 1 inch, 1-1/4 inch Circle Punch. Rose Red Grosgrain Ribbon
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Take note of the Thank You sentiment. This is another really great product that SU has added to the catalog. On the very last page, they have added a section called Under $10.00. There are 2 Mini Note Kits, and 8 stamps that are sold Individually. Brilliant SU! So now, if you buy a floral set, for example, and it doesn't come with a sentiment, you can choose the saying of your choice, and basically customize your set to fit your needs.
If you would like to see all of the other new products and own your very own copy of the New 2009 Spring/Summer Idea Book & Catalog, just let me know. I will get yours to you as soon as possible.
Do you like my new picture?
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Makayla spent the night last night. She had gotten a new game for the Wii from her other grand parents, so we spent our evening playing Littlest Pet Shop. It is very cute, but there is a lot of reading, and being only 5, and still learning her ABC's she needs someone else to "play" with her. Last night, that was me, so I didn't get a project prepared to share today. This morning we have Jazzercise, so very soon, I have to get her up, get breakfast, get her dressed, do her hair, and get ready myself. The same routine I had when my kids were little. Why does it seem so different now? Hmmmm.
Our usual routine after Jazzercise, is to drive through McDonalds and get her a Cinnamon Melt...she loves those. Notice I said "her", I really do only get one for her. I resist temptation, and usually just get a sweet tea. Then, when we get home, she'll play while I get ready to go to work.
That's my day in a nut shell!
Hope you have a Super Day, and I will have a project to share tomorrow.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
1) Order Any Retiring Stamp Sets or Accessories
2) Order Anything from the Inventory Blowout Sale
3) Order Anything from the Holiday Mini Catalog
4) Place a $20.00 Order and receive a 20% discount on any set from the Fall Catalog Sampler
If you are interested in ordering, please be sure to contact me soon, so I have plenty of time to get your order entered.
I also have another card to share with you. I was inspired by a sample I saw on the SU website. This is the new Petal Pizzazz stamp set. I used the Masking Technique to create the layered look. I love this color combination. Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Tangerine Tango, & Whisper White cardstock. The Classic Ink colors are Perfect Plum, Tangerine Tango & Riding Hood Red.
I added a Pink Rhinestone Brad from the Circle Ice Assortment. The sentiment is from Bella's Bloom.
Have a great weekend, and I'll have more fun things to share with you on Monday!
As always, thanks for stopping by.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Do you like my new Header picture? I have been wanting to update it since Christmas, and it snowed here yesterday, so I stood on my front porch to take this picture.
This will be a good day to stay indoors, with some hot cocoa, or coffee, or whatever your preference, listen to your favorite music, and play cards. Not what most people would think of when you mention playing cards though. That is exactly what I'm going to do. I have a little more organizing to do, and then it will be time to create. I have my work area all clean and ready to go. The UPS man came again yesterday, so I'm excited to use some of the new things he brought me.
Stay warm today, and be safe if you have to go out. Check back tomorrow, I promise I will post a project or two!
Once again, I want you to know how much I appreciate you stopping by and visiting me. See you tomorrow.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
This is a picture of all 10 cubes. The shelves were already there, so I just added as many cubes as I could fit in that area. There are several different styles. I wanted to put as much as possible away, in drawers, so most of the cubes I bought have drawers. They are very nice, and have a metal handle with the plate to insert labels. There are 2 different shelf units. I have one of each.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
This is always such an exciting time. This morning when I was driving home from work, it was a 6am day again, I was thinking about SU, and that I had placed an order for some things that I needed for a project, and remembered that it should be arriving today. It's always an exciting day when that big brown truck pulls into the driveway. As I turned on to my street, a UPS truck pulled out of one of the neighborhoods near my house. I thought to myself, I hope you're going to my house, and sure enough he pulled into the driveway the same time as I did. Now, for the most exciting part...not only did he bring my order...he brought me a box of new catalogs! Finally, I can see all of the new things for myself.
I got settled in, and spent the next hour or so drooling over the new stamp sets & accessories. They have added several new dies for the Big Shot. This is definitely going to be were I have trouble restraining myself. I will tell you one thing. Think about the cover to the current catalog.
If you don't have one or don't remember what is on it, I'll tell you. There is a butterfly that looks like a die cut...do you see where I'm going? Well, last July when the current catalog was released, we were all expecting that butterfly to be a die for the Big Shot. Can you imagine our disappointment when it wasn't? Everyone wanted that butterfly...demonstrators and customers! Well, be disappointed no longer! There is a new die cut with 4 butterfly shapes. That one is definitely going on my wish list. Oh, who am I kidding...it will be on my first order!
Unfortunately, I can't tell you any more. I have to wait until the 19th to reveal everything else.
Remember, if you want your very own copy of the new catalog, just let me know. I think I'll go sit by the fire and look through mine one more time.
Also, remember the 18th is the last day to order from the current catalog, the Holiday Mini, and to take advantage of the Inventory Blowout Sale.
Thanks for stopping by!
Friday, January 9, 2009
My plan is to either put together kits with instructions for completion, or sell completed albums ready for pictures and journaling to be added.
I would like your opinion. Would you prefer a "kit" that you would assemble, or would you prefer to buy an album that is "picture/journaling" ready. Post your preference here, by next Thursday, January 15, and be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a stamp set.
Thanks for visiting today.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Sorry...these pictures were not supposed to be posted yet, so I had to delete them.
So far, it seems that everyone is extremely excited about all of the new Dies for the Big Shot, along with Embossing Folders and Texture Plates. Oooooh, I always get in so much trouble when a new catalog come out.
These are some of the new Chipboard Shapes...toooo cute!
If you like the Decor Elements, then you'll love all of the new designs coming soon.
There's only a few more days, but I can't wait to see new catalog in person, and see for myself all of the new & exciting products that Stampin' Up! has to offer this Spring.
Remember, if you want to reserve your very own copy of the New 2009 Spring/Summer Idea Book & Catalog for only $5.00, just post a comment here, or email me by January 10.
Have a Great Day!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Items on this retired accessories list will be available at regular price while supplies last or through January 18, whichever comes first. Please contact me for availability.
ACCENTS & ELEMENTS ROOF GARDEN
ACCENTS & ELEMENTS SEASON TO SHARE
ALBUM LEATHER BLACK 6X6
ALBUM LINEN POST NAVY 6X6
BUTTONS BOLD BRIGHTS*
BUTTONS EARTH ELEMENTS
BUTTONS EARTH ELEMENTS & NEUTRALS
BUTTONS RICH REGALS
BUTTONS SOFT SUBTLES
DAYS-TO-REMEMBER CALENDAR 8 1/2X11
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER GEORGIA PEACH
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER GHOSTLY GREETINGS
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER GREEN TEA
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER HAIKU
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER HAWAII PAPAYA
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER HOLIDAY TREASURES
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER JUNIOR VARSITY
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER MUIRFIELD
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SUMMER PICNIC
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER WINDSOR KNOT
ELEMENTOS PARA TARJETAS DIAS FESTIVOS HECHOS A MANO SIMPLY SENT
ENVELOPES CONFETTI WHITE MEDIUM
ENVELOPES OPEN END KRAFT SMALL
ENVELOPES OPEN END VERY VANILLA SMALL
METAL EDGE TAGS ALUMINUM WHITE SQUARE
ON BOARD BITTY BOOK*
ON BOARD CLIPBOARD 9X9*
ON BOARD SIMON UPPER
ON BOARD SOMETHING SEASONAL
PUNCH 1/4 INCH SQUARE
PUNCH DOUBLE CIRCLE*
RIBBON GINGHAM CARAMEL
RIBBON GINGHAM LIGHT BLUE
RIBBON GINGHAM LIGHT PINK
RIBBON GINGHAM MOSS
RIBBON GROSGRAIN MORE MUSTARD 1/4 INCH
RUB ON ANCHORED
RUB ON CHILLS & THRILLS
RUB ON SCHOOL DAYS
RUB ON WORD FLURRIES
RUB ONS TAKE NOTE
SIMPLY SCRAPPIN I WISH
SIMPLY SCRAPPIN PINA COLADA
SIMPLY SCRAPPIN U R SWEET
SIMPLY SENT CARD KIT LIFELONG NOTES
STAMPIN STORE MINI
WRITE ME A MEMORY FONT CD VOL II
TAKE A NUMBER
*This item is discounted and included on the Inventory Blowout.
Monday, January 5, 2009
I just couldn't let you miss out on this announcement.
The list of Retiring Accessories has been released!
Not only that, from now through January 18, you can get a selection of already retired, soon to be retired, and current Stampin' Up! products for up to 50% off the regular price.
Click on the picture on my sidebar. This will take you directly to my website so you can see the complete list Retiring Accessories, and the list of items included in the Inventory Blowout Sale!
Remember, the Retiring Accessories are limited to quantities on hand, and when they're gone, they're gone for good. Don't wait too long to check out these fantastic deals. If there are things listed here that you just can't live without, be sure to order quickly so you don't miss out.
Notice at the bottom of the Inventory Blowout, there is a list of the items that will be available in the New 2009 Spring/Summer Idea Book & Catalog. Take advantage of these special prices, and get a head start on your 2009 Wish List. These prices will only be in effect until January 18.
See you tomorrow.
We spent lots of time visiting with family, and friends. Stayed up way too late, and actually slept in later than usual a couple of mornings. I cooked alot more than usual too, which I must admit, I did enjoy. I am still adjusting to cooking for two. The one thing that I missed though, was spending time in my craft room, creating...
This is a bittersweet time with Stampin' Up! Some of our favorite stamp sets are retiring, and will soon be gone forever. But, with that, how exciting to think of all of the new sets that will soon become our new favorites! Then, just think about the new accessories...each year they seem to get better...just what will they introduce this year? I get very excited just thinking about it...how about you?This is a card that I did a while back. This is the Summer By The Sea set, and Wonderful Words. Both sets are soon to be retired. The background stamp is actually French Script, that retired last time, but we do have En Francais, that will be in the next catalog, and is very similar. Summer By The Sea was on the dormant list, so it is not listed in the current catalog. If you are interested in seeing the entire set of 6, you can go to my website, and click on "shop now". You can see all of the sets that are being retired here. Remember, the last day to order any set that is being retired is January 18, 2009.
Later today, the Retiring Accessories are going to be announced. Be sure to visit my website after noon Mountain Time to see this list. These items usually go very quickly, so if you see something you need, don't wait too long. To save time, and avoid the risk of not getting something, you can order directly from my website.
Please contact me if you have any questions. Thanks for visiting...
I'm off to my craft room to create something!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
The list of Retiring Stamps has been posted. Be sure to check the list to see if any of your favorite sets will be going away. There are only a couple more weeks before the New 2009 Idea Book & Catalog will be released. January 18 is the last day to order from the current catalog.
January 18, 2009, is also the last day to order from the Holiday Mini Catalog. There are some really cute Valentine Stamp Sets featured in this catalog, so be sure to check them out! The Striped Grosgrain Ribbon would be the perfect addition to any Valentine project.
Don't forget that now through January 18, when you spend $20.00, you will receive a 20% discount on any stamp set in the Fall Catalog Sampler.
Also, if you are interested in reserving a copy of the New 2009 Idea Book & Catalog, contact me by January 10, 2009, and get your copy for $5.00*! Just post a comment letting me know you want a catalog, it's that easy.
Last but not least, we will be using the Love You Much Bundle in our January class. This is a $30.00 class. We will be making Valentine Cards and Favors. If you purchase the bundle before class, you can attend the class for FREE. The items in the bundle will be available in the new catalog, but are only being offered in the bundle, with the 20% discount through January 31, 2009.
*This is my personal special, and not endorsed by Stampin' Up! (r).
Have a Great Day!
Thursday, January 1, 2009
I hope you all had a great New Year's Eve! We went to my sisters, shot pool, played card games, and had a really fun time.
I also hope you are not tired of looking at samples using the Love You Much Bundle. I really like this stamp set, the Designer Series Papers and the coordinating Heart to Heart Punch. This is another image from the Love You Much Stamp Set. I stamped it with Black Stazon, and used the Blender Pens and Riding Hood Red Ink to color in the letters. When I stamped the image, the flower was black, so I used a button from the Button Bouquet Assortment, and added a Red Brad for the center.
If you like this stamp set, printed papers and punch as much as I do, you can save 20% if you order the Love You Much Bundle before January 31, 2009. Contact me today, if you want to take advantage of this great offer!
Thanks for stopping by today, and again Happy New Year!