Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Stamp-A-Stack options

Fifteen of you signed up to attend my Stamp-A-Stack on Saturday 11-15-08 from 2pm to 6pm at my home.
I am really excited about hostessing my first ever Stamp-A-Stack!

Here's what I need you to do:

*In the comments section (or by e-mail) copy and paste the following:
Card 1:
Card 2:
Card 3:
Card 4:
Card 5:
Card 6:
Card 7:
Card 8:
*After each card, tell me how many of each card you want. Keep in mind that while you need to stamp each image here, you can actually put the cards together at home. You can also change the sentiment on most cards or wait to stamp your own sentiment on it when you get home. (In other words, you could make a thank you card a birthday card, etc...) You are welcome to buy as many of each card as you would like. Once you have told me a number however, you are committed to buy that number. This is due to the fact that I will have all paper cut and prepped for the SAS. **IF FOR SOME REASON YOU CANNOT ATTEND THAT SATURDAY, I WILL STAMP YOUR CARDS FOR YOU AND HAVE THEM READY FOR YOU TO PICK UP AND PUT TOGETHER ON YOUR OWN TIME.**
* Some basic stamping knowledge is needed.
The following techniques will be used:
-Sponging edges (Card 1, Option A)
-Second Generation stamping (Card 4, daisy stamp)
-Direct-to-paper technique (rubbing cardstock on the inkpad to get colored edges) (Card 7)
*Because of the level of preparation needed prior to this event, PLEASE contact me with the number of cards you desire to make by 11-08-08.
*You are not required to make one of each card. You may choose only the cards you love and make multiple copies if that is what you prefer to do. (Please be aware that there may be some variation in the patterned paper that is used. I will do my best to keep it within the same color scheme.) I am asking that you commit to buying 10 cards (at $1 each). Keep in mind that if you make 4 or 6 of the same card and package them together, they make fabulous gifts. I will have gift finishing options for a minimal additional fee.
*If I have not heard from you by 11-08-08 your slot will be forfeited to someone else.
*If you were not able to sign up for the SAS and would like to be put on a waiting list, please leave a comment below or e-mail me at
*Please bring:
-Your own adhesive
-Paper crafting scissors (for trimming edges, etc.)
-Personal snacks and/or drinks (if desired)
Please call me if you have any questions!
(575) 534-0242

Card #1: Two options, please specify which one is desired (design credit to Wendie Waldman...Thanks Wendie!)
Option A: Option B:

Card #2 (Two options):
Same format, no need to specify which.

Card #3: (Gift card holder)
Can be stamped for Christmas giving if desired.

Card #4:
Card #5:
Card #6:
Card #7:
Card #8:

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Creative Challenge: Halloween

This is for Shelli Gardner's (Stampin' Up!'s CEO and Cofounder) Creative Challenge this month. Details:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Yo-Yo Yellow, Basic Black
Other: Holiday Happenings Rub-Ons, Black Gingham ribbon, Mini-Library clips, Stampin' Dimensionals
Card Details:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Yo-Yo Yellow, Basic Black
Other: Holiday Happenings Rub-Ons, Black Gingham ribbon, Mini-Library clips, Stampin' Dimensionals
Treat Bag Details:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Yo-Yo Yellow
Inks: Basic Black
Stamps: All Holidays
Other: Medium Cellophane bag, Tangerine Tango 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, 3/16" circle punch (on Crop-A-Dile)
The challenge is open to anyone (so start creating ladies!), and you can read some details Shelli provided about it below:

"Just a quick follow-up note, in response to some of your questions.
My Creative Challenge is open to everyone!
I love our Stampin' Up! demonstators, but I also love our customers and everyone who else who lives to create--especially with stamps!
So come one, come all!
Do you have to use Stampin' Up! product?
I'm not going to get too fussy, but I'm sure you'll understand when I admit that I'm a little (maybe a lot!) partial!
I'd sure prefer to see projects using Stampin' Up! stuff!. (Quoted from HERE at Shelli's blogsite)"

Cards for Sharon's Party

This card uses the new felt flurries in our current Mini-Catalog, along with a new DSP "Ski Slope". This card reminds me of a package tied up and under the tree. Again, it uses the DSP "Ski Slope" from the Holiday mini catalog.
This card with a unique fold was inspired by a card that Wendie Waldman (another SU demo) showed me how to make. (Thanks Wendie!)


Here are a bunch of cards that I've made within the past couple of weeks.
If you'd like details on how to make any of them, leave me a comment, and I'll post the details.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

An Opportunity for Stampin' Up! Freebies

Stampin’ Up! is looking for 400 stampers and crafters who are willing to participate in a market research panel discussing stamping and crafts.
In exchange for their participation, Stampin’ Up! will send panelists a free goodie box of stamping and/or crafting products every three months .
If you would be interested in applying to be on this panel, they can apply at the following link:
• Stampin’ Up! uses feedback for research only and does not share answers or personal information with anyone else.
• Stampin’ Up! will not contact you and ask you to purchase anything, or attempt to recruit you to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.
• Panel members can expect to participate in the panel for at least six months. The panel is occasionally refreshed to gain new insights as well as allow others the same opportunity.
• There is no cost for to participate in the panel.
• Your only duty as a panel member is to answer surveys. Surveys typically take between five and ten minutes to complete.
• The frequency of surveys can vary depending on the research needs of Stampin Up! Panel members will receive no more than one survey a week, but typically should expect to receive one or two surveys a month.
• You can quit the panel at any time.
• You will be selected to join and notified via email if your background matches Stampin’ Up!’s research needs.
• You must live in the United States or Canada to be on the panel.
• You must complete at least 80% of the surveys sent to you to receive a goodie box.
• Stampin’ Up! demonstrators are not eligible to be on the panel.More detailed information about the panels can be found at

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Pocket Silhouettes Meets Fresh Cut Notes Card

I have loved this set of stamps, Pocket Silhouettes.
It's on sale through the end of the day (see details below).
You can call me directly to order it today, or can order it online (

I love the way that this card turned out! (see the matching envelope too?)
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Sage Shadow, Basic Gray
Ink: Sage Shadow
Other: Fresh Cut Note Cards, Baja Breeze Flower from Flower Fusion Too, Silver Brad, Dazzling Diamonds, 2-way Glue Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals

Never Before Seen Promotion
ENDING TODAY!! September 30
15% off these stamp sets from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog--no additional purchase necessary.
Items are listed in below:
Item # Pg. # Description 15% off
111690 32 Snow Swirled $21.21
111586 55 It's a Stretch $20.36
111544 81 Putt Putt $21.21
111626 91 Eastern Blooms $18.66
111672 98 Pocket Silhouettes $16.11
111710 101 Upsy Daisy $16.11
111556 109 Under the Stars $25.46
111644 145 Heard from the Heart $19.51
111570 157 Contempo Alphabet $34.81
109381 23 Felicidades Siempre* $15.26
*From Celebrando Creatividad

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

An Old Favorite

This card is one of my favorites.
It features heat embossing...which always makes people say "Wow!".
I distressed the edge of the Really Rust cardstock with my cutter kit and popped that whole image up with the Stampin' Dimensionals.

Cardstock: So Saffron, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, All Holidays (sentiment), Sanded background stamp
Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat tool, Cutter Kit, 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, Glue dots, Copper eyelets, Crop-a-dile, Stampin' dimensionals

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


In papercrafting, I generate a lot of scraps.
Instead of just tossing them out, often I will just keep a pile on my table, and when the mood strikes, I will use them to jump start my creativity.
This card was created from a lot of random pieces that were left over from various other projects.

The blue medallion in the center of the olive flower says "happy"...I didn't realize it didn't show up in the picture.

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White Ink: Bashful Blue DSP: Summer Picnic Other: Old Olive Marker, Real Red Marker, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Cutter Kit, Die Cut Blooms (Old Olive Flower), Stampin' Dimensionals, 5/8" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Stampin' Up! Online Ordering is LIVE!

As of today, you can order from Stampin' Up! day or night.
Click on this link:
and you will see the "Shop Now" button in the top right hand corner.
Enjoy the new access to Stampin' Up! product all the time!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Gift Giving

I find that more and more, when there is a gift to give, I turn to my craft room to create something to give on many varied occasions.

Here's the latest creation (For a 10 year old girl), straight from the craft room table:

The complete basket:
Bracelet and Panel cards:Detail on the chocolate:

The notebook:And the matching card:

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Just for Fun

Last night, I created two cards with no specific criteria other than "purple and birthday".
Out of curiousity, I'd like to know which one of these cards appeals to you more:
Card #1:
Interior of Card #1:
Card #2:
Dimension on Card #2:
Interior of Card #2:

Just leave your vote in the comments section.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Simplicity with Punches

These two cards were made using some of our Stampin' Up! punches.
I love how simple and easy it is to make a card using just a stamp and a punch.

For this first card, I used the Large Tag Punch, and a "direct to paper" technique with the Sage Shadow ink.
To do the same thing, just open your ink pad and rub your cardstock randomly over the open ink pad.
I think it looks very suede-like, (even in green).
This card was made using the Curly Label punch.
The edges of the card are sponged with a fingertip sponge dauber.
Card #1:
Cardstock: Sage Shadow, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla
Ink: Sage Shadow
Stamps: (retired Tag Punch Box set)
Other: Stampin' Dimensionals, Cutter Kit
Card #2:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point
Stamps: Curly Label Punch Bundle
Other: Curly Label Punch, Tangerine Tango Ribbon, Sponge Dauber, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, September 1, 2008

New Teen Birthday Card

I am so sorry that I haven't been around much lately.
Sending the kids back to school and getting into a routine took a lot of time and most of my energy!
However, I'm back, and I've got lots of pictures to share with you, so come back soon and see what new products I'm showcasing.
I made this card for my oldest son who turned 13 in August.
It uses our 3 of the new In Colors: Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, and Pacific Point.
I really love the bold colors in this card.
Something that I did that was a little different here was I used the Color Spritzer tool and the Summer Sun marker and sprayed yellow "stars" onto the white cardstock.
I also used a Classy Brass Template (called Punches Plus) to do the paper piercing in the star shape.

Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point & Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Summer Sun, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point
Stamps: Pun Fun
Other: Blender Pens, Summer Sun marker, Styled Silver (star) brads, Classy Brass Template (Punches Plus), Paper Piercer (from Crafter's Tool Kit), Color Spritzer tool, Tangerine Tango 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, August 9, 2008

New Catalogs are HERE!

Give me a call to come by and pick up your new catalog!
They are available for $5 each.

I made this card quickly for a friend son's birthday.
It uses our new In-Colors: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, and Tangerine Tango.
I used the blender pens to color in the body of the owl.
The star brads are from the new Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware (available in the new catalog)!
Stamps: Just Celebrate (retired)
Paper: Pacific Point CS, Baja Breeze CS, Tangerine Tango CS
Inks: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black
Other: Ticket corner punch, Cutter kit, Mat Pack, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Stampin' Dimensionals, Blender pens

Catch Up Promotions

$99 Starter Kit Promotion
From August 11-October 11, potential recruits will have the option of becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator by purchasing one of three special mini Starter Kits* priced at $99.
Contact me for more information!

Sizzix Big Shot
Available September 1st
There's a new big shot in town--the Sizzix Big Shot for Stampin' Up! The Big Shot is a sturdy manual die cutting machine used to die cut materials for use on crafts, home décor projects, and even clothing--it's a big deal!
You'll love what the Big Shot machine, (a 6-time winner of Creating Keepsakes Reader's Choice Award for best die cutting equipment and dies), can do for you. Design your own custom pillow appliqués using the Tulipe Bigz die or make custom fabric flowers to embellish a quilt. From sewing to quilting to home décor, the Big Shot is the perfect tool for many types of crafting.
(Exclusive SU dies will be offered too!)

Never Before Seen Promotion
From August 11 through September 30, Stampin’ Up! is providing never-before-seen savings on brand-new stamp sets: 15% off select new stamp sets from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog--no additional purchase necessary. Items are listed in below:
Item # Pg. # Description 15% off
111690 32 Snow Swirled $21.21
111586 55 It's a Stretch $20.36
111544 81 Putt Putt (Not available until August 18) $21.21
111626 91 Eastern Blooms $18.66
111672 98 Pocket Silhouettes $16.11
111710 101 Upsy Daisy $16.11
111556 109 Under the Stars $25.46
111644 145 Heard from the Heart $19.51
111570 157 Contempo Alphabet $34.81
109381 23 Felicidades Siempre* $15.26*From Celebrando Creatividad

Monday, July 21, 2008

Here is the retired accessories list.
These products are only available as supplies last. (The Blue Bayou and Purely Pomegranate double stitched ribbon are already sold out.)
Please contact me via e-mail if there is anything that you would like to order from the list.

Item Number Product Description
109200 Accents & Elements Build A Flower
110718 Accents & Elements Lucky Star
110719 Accents & Elements Messenger
103158 Acrylic Graph & Grid
108638 Card Stock 12 X 12 In Color
108642 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Blue Bayou
108643 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Groovy Guava
108637 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 In Color
108640 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 River Rock
108639 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Soft Sky
108641 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Wild Wasabi
108644 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Purely Pomegranate
103975 Card Stock Brushed Copper
108694 Card Stock Textured 12 X 12 In Color
107312 Cards & Envelopes Gift Whisper White
107292 Cards & Envelopes Greeting Whisper White
109116 Notes & Envelopes Long Notes
109118 Notes & Envelopes Love Notes
109117 Notes & Envelopes Pocket Notes*
110729 Notes & Envelopes Scallop Notes
109119 Notes & Envelopes Gift Notes
109018 Classic Stampin' Ink Blue Bayou
109019 Classic Stampin' Ink Groovy Guava
109017 Classic Stampin' Ink Purely Pomegranate
109016 Classic Stampin' Ink River Rock
109015 Classic Stampin' Ink Soft Sky
109020 Classic Stampin' Ink Wild Wasabi
109013 Classic Stampin' Pad Blue Bayou
109012 Classic Stampin' Pad Groovy Guava
109011 Classic Stampin' Pad Purely Pomegranate
109010 Classic Stampin' Pad River Rock
109009 Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Sky
109014 Classic Stampin' Pad Wild Wasabi
110751 Designer Series Paper Azure*
110749 Designer Series Paper Berry Bliss
109154 Designer Series Paper Cutie Pie
110699 Designer Series Paper East Coast Prep*
109160 Designer Series Paper Fall Flowers
109159 Designer Series Paper Flowers For You*
110697 Designer Series Paper Ginger Blossom
110479 Designer Series Paper Jersey Shore*
109151 Designer Series Paper Le Jardin
110748 Designer Series Paper Notebook*
110750 Designer Series Paper Olive Press
109153 Designer Series Paper Porcelain Prints*
109175 Designer Series Paper Prints Almost Amethyst*
109177 Designer Series Paper Prints Always Artichoke
110696 Designer Series Paper Prints Bali Breeze
109173 Designer Series Paper Prints Blue Bayou
109174 Designer Series Paper Prints Brilliant Blue
109178 Designer Series Paper Prints Certainly Celery
109169 Designer Series Paper Prints Close to Cocoa*
109168 Designer Series Paper Prints Groovy Guava*
109171 Designer Series Paper Prints Lovely Lilac
109172 Designer Series Paper Prints More Mustard
109176 Designer Series Paper Prints Old Olive
109170 Designer Series Paper Prints Pumpkin Pie
109164 Designer Series Paper Prints River Rock*
109167 Designer Series Paper Prints Rose Red
109166 Designer Series Paper Prints So Saffron
109165 Designer Series Paper Prints Soft Sky
109163 Designer Series Paper Prints Tempting Turquoise
110698 Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Break
110273 Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Fling*
110271 Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Silhouettes
110272 Designer Series Paper Prints Western Sky
107299 Envelope Confetti Cream Medium
105320 Eyelets Basic
100375 Eyelets Bold Brights
100381 Eyelets Earth Elements
107233 Eyelets Fresh Favorites I
107234 Eyelets Fresh Favorites II
105316 Eyelets Rich Regals
100378 Eyelets Soft Subtles
105515 Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter
105531 Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass
105532 Hodgepodge Hardware Aged Copper
101120 Metallic Art Pencils
107307 On Board Accents
109181 On Board Blossoms & Basic
109179 On Board Ginormous Pieces
107306 On Board Simon Lower
102678 Paper Mulberry White
109227 Punch Box Three For You
102686 Punch Handheld Rectangle
100271 Pure Color Pencils
109063 Ribbon Double-Stitched Groovy Guava
109062 Ribbon Double-Stitched River Rock*
109059 Ribbon Double-Stitched Soft Sky
109058 Ribbon Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi
109189 Ribbon Originals Beachfront*
109187 Ribbon Originals District*
109188 Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale
109185 Ribbon Originals Jersey*
109184 Ribbon Originals Sherbert
109186 Ribbon Originals Theater
110716 Ribbon Striped Grosgrain Wild Wasabi*
110281 Rub-Ons Cherished Memories*
110284 Rub-Ons Eastern Elegance*
110285 Rub-Ons Urban West*
110557 Simply Scrappin' Boho Blend
109610 Simply Scrappin' Confetti
110572 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Boy
110567 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Girl
109597 Simply Scrappin' Home Again
110562 Simply Scrappin' Rose Cottage
109648 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Boy
109627 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Girl
110587 Simply Scrappin' Summer Days
110577 Simply Scrappin' Tie The Knot
111184 Simply Sent Friendly Notes
109228 Simply Sent Simple Delights
109229 Simply Sent Three Thoughts
106662 Stampin'Around Wheel Daisy Field
107561 Stampin'Around Wheel Garden Annuals
109681 Stampin'Around Wheel Good Dog
109678 Stampin'Around Wheel Kisses
107482 Stampin'Around Wheel Lily Pad
109680 Stampin'Around Wheel Meow
109677 Stampin'Around Wheel Mistletoe
106610 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Basics Outline
107467 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Birthday
109571 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Baby
109570 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Friends
109569 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Party
108423 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Leaves A La Carte
107468 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Nature Hike
108980 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Petals
107464 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Rough Texture
111261 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Spunky Spots
109554 Stampin' Color Index Labels
109553 Stampin' Color Index Labels (French)
106694 Stampin' Kids Markers
101399 Stipple Brushes
102673 Zig Painty
*Items are 25% off and part of our discounted retiring accessories promotion.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

I don't know about you, but a discount makes all the difference for me in making a decision sometimes!
Discounted Retiring Accessories Promotion
Dates: July 21-August 10 (or while supplies last)
Promotion Details:
Save 25% off the following retiring accessories:

Item # Pg. # Description Regular Price 25% Off Price
109117 167 Pocket Notes assortment $9.95 $7.46
110479 168 Jersey Shore Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
110699 168 East Coast Prep Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
109159 169 Flowers For You Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
110273 169 Spring Fling Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
110748 170 Notebook Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
109153 170 Porcelain Prints Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
110751 171 Azure Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
109164 171 River Rock Prints Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
109175 171 Almost Amethyst Prints Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
109168 171 Groovy Guava Prints Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
109169 171 Close to Cocoa Prints Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
110284 182 Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons $10.95 $8.21
110285 182 Urban West Rub-Ons $10.95 $8.21
110281 182 Cherished Memories Rub-Ons $10.95 $8.21
109185 190 Jersey Ribbon Originals $12.95 $9.71
109187 190 District Ribbon Originals $12.95 $9.71
109189 190 Beachfront Ribbon Originals $12.95 $9.71
110716 191 Wild Wasabi striped grosgrain ribbon $7.95 $5.96
109062 191 River Rock double-stitched grosgrain ribbon $8.95 $6.71

Stampin' Up! has never discounted retiring accessories before!
I don't know about you, but a discount makes all the difference for me in making a decision sometimes!
Contact me via e-mail ( if you are interested in any of these products.
The complete discontinued accessories list (with paper, ribbon, wheels and other goodies) will be posted on the SU website on Monday morning.

Summer Cards

I crafted these with the 4th of July in mind, but truly, they would be good for any occassion.
I used Very Vanilla cardstock on both cards as it matched the Azure designer paper. Stamps: All Holidays
Paper: Very Vanilla CS, Brilliant Blue CS, Real Red CS, Azure DP
Ink: Real Red
Other: Large Star Punch, Star Punch

Stamps: Happy Everything Paper: Very Vanilla CS, Brilliant Blue CS, Real Red CS
Ink: Real Red
Other: Star Punch, Real Red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


My "bandwidth" issues have been resolved.
So sorry to be MIA for so long!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Color Challenge #14

The Ruby Red and River Rock were optional.
I chose only to use the Ruby Red.

Cardstock: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Textured Basic Black

Stamps: All About U (Retired)

Inks: Whisper White, Ruby Red

Other: Mat Pack, Paper piercer, Stampin' Dimensionals, White Embossing powder, Heat Gun, Clear Rhinestone Brad, Gingham Ribbon

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Exciting News!

I read this on the Stampin' Up! demonstrator website this morning!

All New Stamp Sets Are Die Cut!

July 1, 2008
We're excited to announce that all new stamp sets in the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog (including new hostess sets) will be die cut for your convenience! We know you enjoy the flexibility of custom mounting your stamps, and with these die-cut sets, all you'll need to do is pop, peel, and place before you begin stamping.
Only our new stamps will be die cut; sets carried over from the last catalog and those on the dormant list will still require trimming. But, each new set will feature a die cut icon so you and your customers will have no problems identifying die-cut sets.

Can I say WOOHOO!?! I love the die-cut stamps that I have been able to get from the mini-catalogs, and now, ALL of the new sets will be die-cut too. That is EXCITING to me!

Also, because it is July, there is a new promotion:
Hodgepodge Hardware Discount
Dates: July 1-August 10 (or while supplies last)

The following Hodgepodge Hardware finishes are being offered at a special 25% discount (That's only $20.96, marked down from $27.95):
Item # Item Description
105532 Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware
105531 Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware
105515 Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware
You can see them on page 188 of the Spring/Summer Collection 2008 (the big catalog).
Following are some examples of projects using Hodgepodge Hardware.
(Oh, and just so you know, I split my first box of HH with a friend, and I still have pieces to use (I think I hoard them a little too much)...there are plenty of pieces to share!)

Finally, (but still VERY exciting!) the brochure for Decor Elements can be viewed online as of today.
There are some great ideas in that brochure for home decorating...I'm excited to get the Decor Elements I ordered and put them up in my home.
(P.S. I was also able to do a demonstrator pre-order for product from the new catalog today! I'm so excited to share the new catalog with you when it is unveiled on August 11th! That's just around the corner now ladies! Let me know if you want a new catalog, and I'll get one ordered for YOU!)

Monday, June 30, 2008

Don't Miss the Mini!

Today is the last day to order from the Occassions Mini Catalog!
I LOVED this mini-catalog and bought way too much from it.
This scrapbook page uses one of the sets from that catalog: Friendly Flowers
The images work perfectly with the scallop punch and the 1 3/8"punch.
I did cut the largest stamped image out by hand, but it makes a beautiful focal point on a scrapbooked page.

Products used:
Kraft cardstock, Retired Hostess set (paper and stickease), Stampin' Dimensionals
Inks: Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate

The Fresh Cuts promotion (see June 16th and 17th below) ends today as well.
I love those die cut notes, and am so glad that they will be in the new catalog!
It was exciting to get a sneak peek at those products.

Let me know if there is anything you need to order today...I'll get your order on it's way to you!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

KWerner Color Inspiration #13

This was posted on one of my favorite blogs a couple of days ago.
The colors are beautiful, and I decided to create something to enter. Here's my card:

Supplies used:
Wonderful You
River Rock
Purely Pomegranate
Regal Rose
Wild Wasabi
Whisper White
River Rock
Wild Wasabi
Purely Pomegranate
Stems & Silhouettes Jumbo Wheel
Regal Rose 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Stampin' Dimensionals