Monday, June 15, 2009

Just made this cute card

Here's a cute card using retiring colors, stamps and accessories.

I used Pink Pirouette and Riding Hood Red cardstock and ink. The stamp set is Heartfelt Thanks and it's retiring. I've had this stamp set since I joined Stampin' Up! I'll miss it. I also used the Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon and the Fleurettes. Our Fleurettes are 50% off while supplies last. I attached them using a silver brad.
What do you think?
Hope you enjoy my creations. Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Big Shot Kit ends June 30!

The Big Shot Starter Kit retails for $195.95. This kit is only available until the end of June. After that Stampin' Up! sells everything separately. What does this mean??? If you want to have everything that the kit has in it for $10 less then act now. Plus you qualify for the hostess benefits ($25 free stuff) and a level 1 hostess stamp set. What are you waiting for??? Click on my Stampin' Up! website to place an order online. Or email me to let me know you want to get the screaming deal on this kit.

Kit includes:

  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • Multipurpose Platform
  • Standard Cutting Pads
  • Stampin' Up! Exclusive Scallop Envelope Bigz Die
  • Stampin' Up! Exclusive Top Note Bigs Die
  • Stampin' Up! Exclusive Sizzix Birds & Bluooms Four Pack
  • Stampin' Up! Exclusive Decorative Strip Billboard
  • Decorative Strip Cutting Pads
  • Decorative Strip Extended Spacer Platform

You can also earn extra hostess benefits by bumping the order up to $250.00 Do this by having a catalog party and collecting orders for stamps, paper, ink from friends and family, host a party before the end of June and add all orders together with your Big Shot order, or come up with another $55 of Stampin' Up! products that you want.

Both deals end June 30 so don't wait!

Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Bermuda Bay Color Focus

Hello again! I'm so excited because I got my Stampin' Up! order yesterday and I have a new stamp set to play with and new In Colors to play with. I decided to start with Bermuda Bay. It's a beautiful teal color and I think it's perfect for Summer!

I thought I would make this elegant wedding card using our textured Manhattan Flower plate. It's simple but I think it's lovely. The white taffeta ribbon adds the perfect touch.

The ink and cardstock are the new Bermuda Bay color.

Here's another card using a level 2 hostess set from our current catalog. I have wanted to play with this set for a while but didn't earn it until just recently. What do you think?


I love that you can use our punches for this set and that you can pop the image up with dimensionals. I think the Just Jawing set complements it well. I use the new In Color marker to fill in the eyes and then sprinkled Dazzaling Diamonds on them.


I'm really liking the white taffeta ribbon too. I seem to use it more and more lately. The great thing about it is you can die it any color you want. I like it white though.


Here's a great card my friend and fellow demo Linda made. Isn't it beautiful??? I still don't have this stamp set or the oval scallop punch. But I do have the top note which I couldn't live without.



Unfortunately I needed to make a sympathy card for a friend that lost her dog. She had the dog for a couple months and Pebbles seemed to have a little intestinal problem. She tried to get her better with many vet visits. During this time she would come over to our yard and play with Trapper. Trapper LOVED Pebbles. She was his favorite girlfriend in the neighborhood. So we were very sad to hear that she ended up in emergancy one night and the problem was so bad that they had to put her down. We will miss her so much.

Here is the card I made her.


I used shimmery white cardstock and a retired wheel with dog paws on it. I think her foot prints will always be on our hearts. She was such a sweet dog.

On a lighter note I have to say that today is a very relaxing day. I have no where to be and not doing any chores. We are having friends over later but the house is pretty neat and we're doing burgers outside. I still should go get dressed though. LOL.

Hope you are enjoying your summer!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Another summer day

Yes I feel the days passing too quickly. Here it is the middle of June (almost) and I've not yet relaxed on a vacation of any sort. I did get to enjoy spending time yesterday with my friend and downline Linda. She has a fantastic pool in her yard and we enjoyed playing, splashing and relaxing in it. I wish I had a pool. So jealous.

But anyway...My girls and the neighbors kids were here at the house today and they played really well together but ended up making a mess of the house. I did get them all to clean up the toys and put away things they were done playing with. But during all this my lovely daughter got gum on her ballet outfit. That made me upset enough to take away the gum from everyone. I did use peanut butter to get the gum out of the outfit so I shouldn't be too mad.

I also figured out that my sweet girl, Jessica, can be paid in M & Ms to do things. So I had her unload the dish washer and she helped get the laundry out of the dryer and moved things from the washer to the dryer. (Saves my back a lot!)

I'm just waiting for my dear hubby to come home so we can go cell phone shopping. Mine has completely died on me. So we'll be getting new phones and a new plan. Hopefully I'll get a new iPhone. Those are sooooo cool!

I also washed the dog today, did laundry, made beds, and painted some. No new cards though. Sorry. I'll try to get creative and do something for you all. I should show you the great card Linda Smith made for our swap. I love it!

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Marker Club Cards

Well I meant to post these cards sooner. Here's what we did last month for Marker Club.





Aren't they great!? I really liked showing how to color the tree with the markers and then spritzing the rubber with some water. It makes the tree look more like a water color then a stamped image. You can tell your friends that you are a true artist. LOL.

June is the last month for our Marker Club. If you or anyone you know is interested in receiving all the markers, paper and hostess benefits for the new catalog please contact me. I'll start a new Marker Club when we get 4 people to join.

Sneak Peak!! The new In Colors for our Fall/Winter Catalog will have markers. Yes we'll have even more options for coloring, stamping and creating with the new In Colors. I really like the new colors and I'll be getting them in about a week. So if anyone wants to come "play" let me know. LOL.

Summertime is turning out to be a busy time for my girls and I. We went to the movies at the Rave on Tuesday, we've had several playdates, a camp out, sleepovers and more. At this rate summer will be over before we know it. :(

I have been busy with some art projects. Painting is a true passion for me and I've been creating some wonderful art for a few friends. I hope they will treasure them as much as I enjoyed painting them. I'll post pictures of them when I get them done.

That's it for now. Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Retired list and the Angry Canadian

It's Here!


Here's the link for the retired list for stamp sets. A lot of my favorites are on there. There's also an accessory list I'm trying to post but having a hard time doing so. There's no link on the website for it either. SO I will email anyone that wants the list. Just let me know.


Club meeting was great! We celebrated Michelle's birthday. I made a cute banner for her and I also made dinner. I know. Amazing. LOL.

We learned how to make the wonderful Watercolor Roses using Fifth Avenue Floral. See the cards below. I love how they turned out.



I actually sent a card to my niece for her birthday. She probably didn't get it yet but I hope she loves it. She's like a sister to me and I really miss her. She's in California and we don't get to see each other unless I go there. I made it for this last Christmas which was so nice.

Another thing we learned at club was not to say anything negative about Canada around Carla. LOL. A new stamper was there and mentioned a friend thought the schools in Canada weren't as good as in the US. Carla set her straight. LOL. So we teased Carla the rest of the night calling her the "angry Canadian". I can understand defending your homeland. LOL. Hey Carla, I love Canada!


I decided I'm holding a drawing this month. Spend $50 for the whole month and you are entered in the drawing for the Fifth Avenue Floral set. It's a great set to have and I have two. LOL. So email me your orders and I'll enter you in the drawing. Every $50 order after the first $50 gets another entry so let's see those orders!


Place your order online and I'll give you an extra entry. (Makes life easier for me).


Happy Stampin'!
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