Thursday, July 30, 2009

Greenhouse Garden Card

Hello, everyone! I'm sorry about not posting for the last few days. It'll probably be like this for about another month or so. The countdown to the big move is getting close to the home stretch. We close on our new house 3 weeks from tomorrow! We have packed a lot already, but we have a lot more to do. I'm going to try to get some stamping done in the next few days so I have projects to post every few days during the next month. After I do, I'll have to pack up all of my stamping stuff. I hope I can survive not stamping for a little while!

Today's card was made at Brandy's workshop last Friday. She hosted one of my hands-on workshops where everyone makes 3 projects for $5. They get the projects free if they place at least a $35 order. The projects can either be all cards, all scrapbook pages (size is hostesses choice), or a combination of the two. Brandy chose to have 2 cards and one 6" x 6" scrapbook page. The vast majority of the ladies qualified for the free projects, so Brandy earned a lot of free stuff! If you would like to see the 6" x 6" page they made, CLICK HERE. I'll post the second card in the next few days.

As you can see, the card is a very simple one. If you look closely, you can see that the Lovely Lilac strip is embossed. I try to keep the projects simple at my in-home workshops so ladies new to stamping don't feel overwhelmed. The stamp camps and classes at my house are where I have projects that are a little more involved.

Stamps: Greenhouse Garden & Sincere Salutations

Paper: Summer Sun, Lovely Lilac, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, & Naturals White card stock

Ink: Cameo Coral, Summer Sun, Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery, & Close to Cocoa Classic Pads

Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, SU! Backgrounds I Texturz Plates, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Stamp-a-ma-Jig, & Stampin' Dimensionals

If you are interested in having a fun stamping party at your house like Brandy, JUST LET ME KNOW! On top of the free stuff you can earn from Stampin' Up!, you'll also get the just released 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog and all of the workshop projects free! If you would rather just have a regular workshop where I demonstrate 3 projects and everyone makes one, you can do that, too. The regular workshop is free.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Last Deal of the Week - Ends This Friday!

Boy, has this month gone by fast! We have already reached the last Deal of the Week item. It's the Heart to Heart Punch (#113694 - p. 186), and it's over 30% off from now until this Friday, July 31 @ midnight. The sale price is $10.99, and regularly sells for $15.95! If you're interested in purchasing this wonderful punch, you can ORDER IT ONLINE by Friday, July 31, or CONTACT ME to place your order by Thursday, July 30 @ 8 p.m.

Friday, July 24, 2009

July's Technique Club Project

This was the project that my Technique Club members made this month. Normally, they have a card or scrapbook page to pick from, but this month they all made a card. The technique they learned today was the Chalkboard technique. You stamp bold images with Whisper White Craft ink on dark card stock, and then color over the ink with Stampin' Pastels. Another great use for those pastels!

Stamps: For All You Do

Old Olive, Rose Red, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, & Naturals White card stock; Tea Party DS paper

Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic pad & Whisper White Craft pad

Accessories: Stampin' Pastels, Sponge Daubers, Paper Crimper, Ticket Corner Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Whisper White organza ribbon, Stamping Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, SU! Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I Finally Got to Scrapbook!

Yes, my fellow scrapper's, I finally have a scrapbook layout to show you! It has been way too long since I've been able to post a scrapbook layout! I hope you like it!

I finally got to scrapbook the other day! This moving thing has definitely cut into my stamping time, but it'll be worth it when I get my wonderful stamping room! Can you tell I'm excited?!

I made these pages for a scrapbook I've been working on for my husband, Ken. I hate to say it, but I've been working on it for over a year and a half! As my good friends and scrapbooking buddies at church know, I've been working on this to surprise Ken. With it being a surprise, I've only been able to work on it at the over-nighters and 2-day Stampin' & Scrappin' retreats that my church has. Well, I finally decided to give him the scrapbook this past Father's Day. I had all of his immediate family pictures done, so I thought it was a good time to give it to him. His father past away back in 1985, and I'm glad I decided to give it to him on Father's Day. He really enjoyed seeing pictures of his dad on Father's Day. The pictures I'm working on now are his dad's side of the family. Next will be his mom's side, and then I'll be done. It'll still take me awhile, because there are still a lot of pictures! I love old pictures, so I'm really enjoying it!

Stamps: Friends 24-7

Paper: Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, & Very Vanilla card stock; Bella Bleu DS paper

Ink: Not Quite Navy & Chocolate Chip Classic pads

Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Flower, Daisies #2 Bigz Die, Go Go Boots Alphabet Medium Sizzlits Dies, Chocolate Chip 1" Double-Stitched ribbon, Very Vanilla 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Buttons, 1/2" Circle Punch, 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Mini Glue Dots, and Paper Snips

Monday, July 20, 2009

Deal of the Week #4!

Well, here's another GREAT Deal of the Week for you! I've got the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware Kit, and I've been wanting to get the one in Styled Vanilla for quite awhile now. I think the time to get it is now! You can't beat the over 30% off discount!

The Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware Kit is on p. 178 (#112454). The original price is $29.95, and for this week only, you can purchase it for only $18.99! You can ORDER ONLINE until next Monday, June 27 @ 11:50 a.m. (EST). If you want me to order it for you, please CONTACT ME by Sunday, June 27 @ 5 p.m.

Two Cards - Same Set/Same Layout...Two Different Looks

I made these cards a couple months apart. As you can see, the layout is pretty much the same with both of them, but the looks are so different! The main set used for both of these cards is Thoughts & Prayers on page 52 (#113252 - set of 8 - $25.95). This set came out in the last catalog, and it's still one of my favorites.

As you can see, this set makes feminine cards and masculine cards as well. I made the top card for a dear friend of mine who lost her grandmother a couple months ago, and I made the bottom one for my husband for his birthday earlier this month.

Stamp Set: Thoughts & Prayers set

Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant, & Naturals White card stock

Ink: Elegant Eggplant & Always Artichoke Classic Pads and Stampin' Write Markers

Eyelet Border Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Whisper White organza ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, SU! Top Note Bigz Die, & Paper Snips

Stamp Set: Thoughts & Prayers & Teeny Tiny Wishes

Night of Navy, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, & Natural Ivory card stock

Ink: Night Of Navy Classic Pad; Always Artichoke & Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Markers

Accessories: Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, SU! Top Note Bigz Die, Texture Plate Kit #4 Texturz Plates, Paper Snips, Vintage Brads, & Black Gingham Ribbon.

Thoughts & Prayer Stamp Set

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Want a Discount on Stampin' Up! Stuff?

Would you like to get all of the In Colors at one time and get all future purchases at a discount? Would you like to supplement your income? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, you'll be interested in this announcement!

Beginning today, you can sign-up to become a demonstrator for only $85 with the Mini Starter Kit shown at the right. The kit includes:

  • For All You Do Stamp Set
  • All 6 In Color Classic Stamp Pads
  • Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" card stock pack
  • In Color Assorted 8-1/2" x 11" card stock pack
  • Business Forms and Tools (same as regular starter kit)

You can substitute any item in the kit with items the same price or lower.

After you become a demonstrator, you automatically get a 20% instant income and Stampin' Up! items you buy and others buy from you. There are also ways to get additional income with volume rebates. Check out the COMMISSIONS AND BENEFITS you can receive as a demonstrator.

If you're new to stamping and need more supplies, you can still purchase the regular starter kit for $199.00. If you purchase this kit, you'll get a special too! On top of everything else you get with the kit, you'll get ALL 6 IN COLOR INK PADS AND A PACK OF IN COLOR ASSORTED 8-1/2" X 11" CARD STOCK ADDED TO THE STARTER KIT FOR FREE! That's a $43 value! The other items in the regular starter kit are:

  • 5 stamp sets
  • A Stampin' Around wheel, handle, and ink cartridge
  • Stampin' Pastels
  • Card Stock
  • Eastern Blooms Decor Elements and applicator tool
  • 5 Classic Stampin' Ink Pads
  • VersaMark Ink Pad
  • Stampin' Scrub and Mist
  • Blender Pens
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business Forms and Tools

To take advantage of one of these two specials, you'll need to act fast. Both specials end August 31!

If you're interested at all and/or have some questions, please CONTACT ME. If you already know you want to join, you can JOIN ONLINE. Once you're there, click "Join Now." My password to sign-up is "Lovely Images."

On Board So Tweet & Sunny Day Simply Scrappin' Kit Video

There is another great video on my demonstrator website I think you'll enjoy! I just saw it, and it shows how to make a very cute scrapbook page. It also shows two other cute projects. To see the video, click on the picture above. There are also some other project ideas you may want to look at while you're at my demonstrator website. Stampin' Up! puts new projects on my website every month. There are some great ones there, right now. Be sure to check them out!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Set - For All You Do

Today's card is made with the brand new stamp set, For All You Do (#115360 - p. 118 - $28.95). Talk about a versatile set. I really like it! I used the new In Colors, too. I'm just having way too much fun with these new colors! I do believe this is my favorite set of In Colors to date.

Stamps: For All You Do Set

Ink: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, & Old Olive Classic ink pads

Paper: Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, & Whisper White card stock; Razzleberry Lemonade DSP

Accessories: Melon Mambo Polka-Dot ribbon, Trio Flower Punch, & Mini Glue Dots

Monday, July 13, 2009

Deal of the Week #3!

Here is this week's deal of the week. Until Monday, July 20 @ 11:50 a.m. (EST), you can purchase the Square Ice Rhinestone Brads at over 30% off the regular price of $10.95. The sale price is $6.99 (plus shipping & sales tax). You can ORDER ONLINE until Monday, July 20 @ 11:50 a.m. (EST), or you can CONTACT ME to place your order by Sunday, July 19 @ 5 p.m.

Friday, July 10, 2009

My First Big Shot Pop-Up Card!

I finally got to play with my Big Shot Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL die (#116760 - p. 201)! I've had it since last winter, and I just now got to use it. We put our house up for sale right after I purchased, and I just haven't had time to use it.

It was so much fun to use! It not only looks great when you're finished, it's very easy to make. It makes a great wedding cake, too. I've even seen others use it to make a castle. There's a lot you can do with it. Right now, Stampin' Up! is one of the very few places you can purchase it.

I also used my brand new set, On a Pedestal (#113814 - p. 71). I don't know if you can tell, but I put Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on the frosting part of the cake. It's nice and glittery in real life. Yes, I also used the new designer paper, Razzleberry Lemonade again. I just love the colors and designs in this new paper! I've used it so much already! I knew that it would work great with this card as well. I hope you all like it!

Stamp Sets: On a Pedestal & Teeny Tiny Wishes

Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, & Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Markers

Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, & Whisper White card stock; Razzleberry Lemonade DSP

Crushed Curry Polka-Dot ribbon; 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Square Punches, Flower Assortment Designer Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Pop-Up Three-Tier Cake Bigz XL Die, & Sticky Strip.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Big Shot Doctor's Bag is 30% Off!

Deal of the Week!
#113474 (p. 194) Sizzix Big Shot Doctor's Bag for Only $49.99 (reg. $69.95)

Boy is this a great deal! I really wish I hadn't bought one yet. I would have saved a ton of money! I would have gotten the 30% off and at least another 20% off because I'm a demonstrator! Oh well, at least you can take advantage of this great offer!

If you've been wanting to order this great bag for your Big Shot, or for anything else, this is definitely the time to do it! The regular price is $69.95, but until July 13, @ 11:50 a.m. (EST), it's only $49.99! You can ORDER ONLINE until next Monday, July 13 @ 11:50 AM (EST), or CONTACT ME by Sunday, July 12, @ 5 p.m. (EST)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

New Promotion

Stampin' Up is doing something new this month. They are having a "Deal of the Week" every week in July. The deals will be announced every Monday @ noon (EST) and will run until around 11:50 a.m. the following Monday. I'll post the new deal of the week every Monday, and it will also be shown in the right column of this blog. Since July started yesterday, the first deal began on Wednesday.

This week's deal is the Scallop Edge Punch (112091) for only $10.99! The regular price is $15.95. If you would like to take advantage of this deal, you can ORDER ONLINE or CONTACT ME. If you contact me and I place the order, you'll need to get it to me by Sunday afternoon, July 5, @ 3 p.m. That will ensure that the order is placed before the deadline. If you order online, you have until 11:50 a.m. EST on Monday, July 6 to order it.

I want to give you a heads up on another promotion beginning July 15. You can become a demonstrator like me for only $85! Stampin' Up! is offering a mini starter kit until August 31 so you can become a demonstrator for less! If you are interested or have any questions, please CONTACT ME.

My Oldest's 18th Birthday Card

Our oldest child, Whitney, turned 18 years old last Sunday! I can't believe she's legally an adult! It seems like yesterday I was holding her in my arms. It has been fun watching her grow up, and we're very proud of her!

Below, you'll see the birthday card I made her. I used some new In Colors! Boy, I love the new colors! They're gorgeous! I used a sponge dauber and Melon Mambo & Crushed Curry Classic ink pads to add color to the large white flower that comes in the Pretties Kit.

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral & Sincere Salutations Sets

Ink: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, & Crushed Curry Classic Pads; VersaMark ink pad

Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, & Shimmery White card stock

Accessories: Aqua Painter, Black Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Sponge Daubers, Pretties Kit, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Buttons, Crushed Curry Polka-Dot Ribbon, & Stampin' Dimensionals.
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