Wednesday, July 27, 2011

For My Nephew

Here is a card I created for my nephew's birthday, which is coming up in August.  Guess how old he is going to be??
The DSP is from last year, but I loved the bright colors in it.

The ice cream "cone" is made with the Pennant Parade set, and the "scoops" and cherry were made using the Cupcake Builder punch.
I added a little Dazzling Diamonds to the ice cream and a little around the pennant.

It's going to be a very busy August -- our son is coming home on leave, and he is bringing his girlfriend and their new chihuahua puppy, Captain Jack!

I start a kind-of-new-job on August 1st.

Bunko is at my house this month -- it's SO much more fun when it's at someone ELSE'S house!  =)

We also have tickets to see Huey Lewis at Thunder Valley Casino.

I've had my nephew's gifts for quite awhile now; we have a great toy story in Loomis now, called Skadoodle.  Let's hope I remember to get them mailed, and I don't have to pay the big bucks for priority shipping!

Happy Stampin'


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Christmas in July?!?

If I was an ORGANIZED person, I would be making 5 Christmas cards each month...taking my time, not feeling any stress.  Instead, every year during the week of Thanksgiving, you can find me with inky fingers, knee-deep in card stock, covered in glitter, and working into the wee hours of each morning!  Will this year be different??  Maybe...with the Pennant stamp set and Pennant Punch!  Check out this cute card:
(Okay, so I know the tree on the right is a little crooked, but that's usually how our tree is!)  =)

Stamp set:  Pennant Parade (pg. 69 in new catalog)
Punch:  Petite Pennants Builder (pg. 213)
Card stock:  So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Inks:  Wild Wasabi, So Saffron
DSP:  Just Add Cake (pg. 185)
Basic Rhinestones (pg. 198)

I love, love, LOVE stamps and accessories that can be used in more than just one way.  (Remember the adorable fish made with the ornament punch??)  This pennant set makes a great card for birthdays, anniversaries, new babies, and even CHRISTMAS!!  An extremely smart designer at Stampin' Up included a tree stand and star in this stamp set to help us get a head start on our holiday cards.  Oh, I'm sure I will fall in love with some of the holiday stamp sets and designer series papers that will be featured in the holiday mini catalog (which will be mailed to you in September), but for now, I'm going to crank out a few of these.  Maybe, just maybe, I won't have to burn the midnight oil in November!

Happy Stampin'


Monday, July 18, 2011

New Catalog Workshops!

Hi Stampers!

The new Stampin' Up catalog is out, and there are lots of fun, new products!  I'm so excited to share some of them with you!  There are two workshops to choose from:

Tuesday, July 19, at 10:00am (just one spot left!), OR Saturday, July 23, at 1:00pm
Class fee is $15 (FREE if you bring a friend, or place an order of $25 or more)

Classes are limited to a maximum of 6, so email or call me (652-4532) right away to reserve your spot!

Also, new groups will be starting in September.  We'll meet once a month -- probably the 2nd Saturday, and I will add an evening one if there is enough interest.  Let me know if you're interested in joining.  Groups members will be required to place a minimum $15 order or pay a class fee.  Bring a friend, and your first class is free!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Hope to see you all on Tuesday or Saturday!!

Happy Stampin!


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Delicate Doilies

Another hot item in this year's Stampin' Up catalog is DOILIES!  But these aren't the kind your grandmother used to make!  This is another card designed by the wonderful Janice!
Stamp set:  Delicate Doilies

Cardstock:  Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip

Designer Paper:  Flirtatious -- 2 of the sheets of this paper are laser cut, so you can just trim them off and use them as focal points for your card!  Also, they are white on the back, so you can make them ANY color you want!

Perfect Pennants Big Shot die

Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots ribbon

Flower Brads


Monday, July 11, 2011

Birthday Cupcakes

This is another card I made with Janice, my upline.  The pennant birthday card was from her, too, though I forgot to mention that.  Janice has been a real blessing in my life, and one of the best decisions I've made was re-signing under her and becoming part of her Rockin Stampers!

Stamp set:  A Word for You

Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze (LOVE these two colors together!), Whisper White

Designer Paper:  Pocketful of Posies

Punches:  Cupcake Builder (this even punches out the cherries -- 'cuz you know how I hate to cut!)

Also used some Rich Razzleberry ribbon, and the Crimper to give some texture to the cupcake liners (although it's hard to see)

Just by changing the colors and Designer Papers, this card would be great for anyone on your birthday list!

Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Pennant Birthday

One of the hottest new items in the new Stampin' Up catalog has to be PENNANTS!!  There is a stamp set, PENNANT PARADE, a matching punch, PETITE PENNANTS BUILDER, and a die for the Big Shot, PERFECT PENNANTS, which has three larger sized pennants, and two decorative circles.

Stamp sets:  Pennant Parade, Perfect Punches

Cardstock/inks:  Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, Calypso Coral, and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper:  Just Add Cake

Punches:  Petite Pennants Builder, Extra Large Oval

You can use these products to make beautiful banners for ANY occasion! 
Happy Stampin'!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Fabulous Florets

Last night, I was at my upline, Janice's, house, and we made this really simple, but very pretty Z-fold card.

Stamp sets:  Fabulous Florets, Thank You Kindly

Paper:  Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper, Melon Mambo and Wild Wasabi

Flower Garden Embossing Folder

Melon Mambo Embossing Powder

Keep checking my blog to find out dates for upcoming workshops!

Happy Stampin!


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Stampin' Up's New Hostess Program

The new and exciting Stampin' Up! Hostess Benefits program gives you more options than ever before when you host or place an order for $150 or more.  That includes online orders too!  It has two features, hostess dollars & 50% off items.

Hostess Dollars
  • Workshops or online orders that total $150 or more, will earn Hostess Reward Dollars
  • You can apply these Dollars to purchase exclusive hostess products (see pages 10-15 in the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog) or other catalog merchandise at full price
  • Stampin' Up! has discounted the price of hostess products to make your Hostess Dollars go farther
50% Off Item(s)
  • In addition to Hostess Dollars, workshops or online orders that total $400 or more, will have the opportunity to purchase any full-priced catalog item for 50% off! 
  • At $500 or more -  you'll get additional 50% off items!
  • Yes - you can choose anything in the catalog at half price, including stamp sets, accessories, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and dies, paper, ink, markers and more!
I'm so excited about this new program that gives hostesses more flexibility.  Feel free to email me if you have any questions about the new Hostess Benefits Program.



Happy stampin'


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Become a Stampin' Up Demonstrator for only $99!!



Stampin Up has just posted this fantastic sign up special for the month of July - and you can become a Demonstrator for only $99.00!!

WHY would you want to become a Demonstrator?
  • A 20 percent product discount!
  • A free monthly issue of Stampin' Success, Stampin' Up!'s demonstrator-only magazine!
  • Sneak peeks whenever brand new products come out!
  • Invitations to exclusive Stampin' Up! events such as convention and regionals
  • Regular get-togethers to stamp!
  • Free access to a community of 30,000+ crafters/stampers and creative artists, as well as 160,000+ project samples!
In addition, you will be eligible for TWO FREE months of Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS)--including your own business website and Online Store, access to a blog, calendar, a monthly e-newsletter, project gallery, and e-cards--if you sign up within 21 days of becoming a demonstrator.
During July, you can join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator for only $99! This limited-time Starter Kit--valued at $185--comes with the following high-quality products:
  • Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
  • Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
  • Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
  • Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
  • Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
  • Note Cards (20)
  • Clear-Mount Block C
  • Blender Pen (1)
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies
*Brand new to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

Plus join in July and get a FREE Christmas Keepsake project kit--a $40 value! Imagine an afternoon with friends creating this beautiful keepsake kit --isn't that what Stampin' Up! is all about? But act now because this special kit is only available as part of this July offer.

Call or email me to take advantage of this terrific offer!

Happy Stampin!!