Thursday, August 28, 2008

KWerner #20... Ahhh Pottery Barn!

It was time for yet another Kristina challenge this week. LOVED the colors and I'm pretty happy with my card (a CASE from the front of the Catalog Sampler).

I'm off to a night out with my girlfriends! Cheers to a 4 day weekend!!! :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Stamp Club

Just wanted to see if anyone has an interest in doing a stamp club...

We can come up with what to make-n-take together. I was thinking of running it for 6 months, meeting 3 times every other month. I know most of us are VERY busy with our day-to-day, but this may FORCE us to

1) get together
2) use the stuff we currently have sitting in the back of our closets
3) learn new techniques
4) have a chance to purchase NEW things!

I wanted to start in November since this is the perfect time to do any holiday projects. Then again in January and once more in March.

Let me know what you think. There would be a "fee" for the club- either a minimum purchase each time (3 times total) or a total minimum purchase or just a flat rate (and you'd have to commit to the 6 months ahead of time).

Oh yes... I will be back later (hopefully) with more new things! I'm still waiting for that order. Kevin guessed yesterday, I guessed tomorrow. We shall see who is right. And... what should I get if I *am* correct?!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

2 posts two days in a row?! Whhattt?! ;)

KWerner Challenge is BAAAACK!!!

So my stampin' crush uploaded another challenge today! Yippee!! Luckily for me, I have tomorrow off work so I got to play along!!

I always love her challenges, but today she let us pick our own 4th color! I was sad that I didn't get to play along in her last challenge, so I used Summer Sun as my 4th color.

Here is what I came up with....

I used Basic Grey cardstock for a 5x5 base. I added to that with a piece of basic black, added whisper white, and then attached a piece of swirly vellum (that I JUST found when I cleaned my scrapbook amoire last week!! I thought I used all it when I made my bridal shower invites- yippee for not doing so!). I added rhinestone brads to the corners.

Then, I used the slit punch (my scallop edge punch is on it's way!!) to make a row of scallops and added a piece of basic grey ribbon to that piece. I punched some holes along the edge for a different look. Then I stamped the sentiment in Staz-On with my Heard from the Heart set (NEW!). I punched a MS butterfly in summer sun and added it for a final touch.

So, what do you think?!

Also... This is what 80-90 bookmarks in the making look like:

So yeah... I've been busy. Watch for more updates this weekend. I'm working on these bookmarks and much more for my cousins' baby shower. I've got a lot of work ahead of me before September 14th, but it's so fun!! I just wish I didn't have to work and could stay home and "play" with my stamps all day!! I'd have this stuff done in NO time! Hehe.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Quick 'lil update...

Hello ladies!!

Wanted to show you that in fact I HAVE been creating lately. At a snail's pace, I might add! ;)

This card uses the NEW pink pirouette from the latest in colors. The DSP is retired, but I think it looks lovely together!

Another card using NEW in colors: Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, & Baja Breeze; I used a retired set, Essence of Love and my brand new Martha Stewart Butterfly punch- I love it!!

A card I made as a CASE of one from Splitcoast. I really love these colors... and the current set: Fresh Cuts.

And... a semi-Taylor CASE. I loved her idea of "2 u" after Happy Birthday. I also wanted to bust out my chipboard since I never use it! I used Pacific Point (NEW In Color) for the base, and Bella Rose DSP along with Old Olive ribbon and a marker to color in the "u".

Hope you are all well... I was thrilled to hear this little tidbit- on my hubby's Fantasy Focus Pod Cast there was a chat about the funniest HS mascot names... My HS, Mt. Clemens was ranked #3. Go Battling Bathers!! Yes, like to take a bath!! Look into it- Mt. Clemens was once the home of the famous Salt Bath's WAY back. Ahh... the history of the tiny town I grew up in. Hehe.

**ETA: I totally forgot my watermarks! Ugh. I was in such a hurry to get these up. Oh well... I'll go back and add them later. **

Sunday, August 17, 2008


So... It's not a card, but I've been trying to get some pages made lately!! I used the sketch that Kristina posted here. She's had some back problems and hasn't been able to do the card for Make a Card Monday, although she did have the sketch ready. So- she posted it and wanted us to show her what we came up with. I thought it was the pefect layout for one page of my two page Wright Family Christmas spread.

I used textured pretty in pink paper and all the other accessories are from a Simply Scrappin' kit I got last year.

I did work on some cards the last couple days- I'll post them later if I get the chance!

Hope you all had a great weekend... don't forget about my stamp sets for sale- They are headed on e-bay this week if I don't sell any of them!

Later all!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

World Card Making Day Event!

Do YOU enjoy making cards for others?
Do YOU want to get 20% off your Simply Sent Card Kit or Element Set?
Do YOU want to take part in World Card Making Day?!

See the flyer here & decide for yourself!

I'll be hosting a very special event at MY HOUSE on the 4th of October from 10am-2pm. Come for food, drinks, and lots of card making! You'll be able to get exclusive deals from me on the 4th, and in honor of World Card Making Day I'll let those of YOU who read my blog decide where we should send the cards we'll be making! Think Children's Hospitals, Local Armed Forces, or even your very own friends & family! YOU decide (leave your suggestions here and we'll vote prior to the event).

This event will give you all a chance to see and order from the brand new catty, as well! You'll be able to see and touch all sorts of new stamp sets, ribbons, embellishments, and see the Decor Elements IN PERSON (as they are displayed in my home!!).

Also, I'll have sign up's for upcoming classes and camps for the holidays!

If you've considered hosting your own workshop, please call me to schedule a day and time that works best for you.

OR, if you've considered becoming a demo yourself (whether for hobby or that extra income) you can sign up for ONLY $99 with one of these three special promos!

Looking forward to seeing you ALL here... this is NOT something you'll want to miss! Feel free to forward this info to everyone you know!! :)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Stamp sets...SALE!!!

Okay... I'm going ahead and posting some MORE stamp sets for sale.

My closet is overflowing and I need some relief!! If you need pictures of anything I have, let me know. Most sets are on E-Bay if you want to see what they look like!

I'll ship to you for an extra charge through priority mail (US only!). If you need shipping, I will calculate it based on your zip code.

If you order more than 4 sets, I'll ship for FREE!!

All sets are AS-IS and a final sale. Ask me any questions you have ahead of time... I'll do my best to be prompt in responses. All the sets for sale have been used, but some only rarely!! Some have staining on the wood or stamp, but this will not affect their performance.

You can pay by pay-pal, credit card, or check (but I'll have to wait for it to clear before I ship!).

Here they go:

A Little Love $6
Background Sampler $6
Fabulous Four $8
Figures of Speech $12
Fun Filled $10
Eclectic Backgrounds $6
Gently Falling $6
Happy Harmony $12
In Any Event $12
Little Hellos $8
Love Notes $8
Love Ya Bunches $8
Paint Prints $6
Painted Poises $10
Quirky Alphabet, Upper $15
Shapes & Shadows $8
Simple Something's $6
Tags & More $4

E-mail me: to claim your sets! I'll send back an invoice for your payment!

Thanks ladies... Enjoy!

Monday, August 11, 2008

The Catalog has ARRIVED!!!

So the Fall/Winter Catalog dropped today... Check it out by clicking the link on the left hand side bar of my page. You'll have to download the catalog this time- but soon online ordering will be available, so don't fret. If you'd like your own copy from me, please let me know.

Now through the end of the month I'll deliver it or mail to you for FREE ($9.95 per catalog)
Spend $15 from now through August- then get the new catalog for only $5!
Spend $30, get it for $3
Spend $50, get it for FREE
Host a workshop through September get the new catalog for FREE and get $20 in FREE merchandise!!

Stay tuned for some new cards this week... I'm busy working on stuff for my cousins' baby shower as well as a Holiday card order for my fabulous hair stylist!

Enjoy the catty... And leave me a comment to tell me what YOU put on your wishlist- I'll draw someone random and throw in some more retired 6x6 sheets of designer series paper (US residents only!).

CONGRATS to Sarah for noticing my new watermark on my photo in the last post! Keep an eye on your mailbox, Sarah!!! :)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

A little Baja...

& a new addition to my blog. See if you can spot it in this post- if you can, leave me a comment and be entered for some blog candy!

The blog candy for this post will include several 6x6 sheets of retired Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper (open to US residents only!). I'll close the contest tomorrow night (9pm eastern standard time).

Sorry I've been lacking in the posting department. I know how you all look so forward to my posts, LOL. My best friend has been here from Houston for the past two weeks so I've been trying to spend lots of time with her! It's been fabulous.

Today, however, I got time to stamp. Made this card and even worked on 2 scrapbook pages (something I am SO behind in!) and in the meantime organized my armiore filled with all my scrapbooking goodies! I love being organized!!

Ok, here is my card:

I used two NEW stamp sets:
Fresh Cuts and Heard from the Heart.

The base is 5x5 in So Saffron. I then stamped the sentiment in So Saffron directly on the base.

I inked up my Baja Breeze (In Color '09) and stamped the main image on vellum. I then backgrounded that with Glossy White cardstock, then Chocolate Chip and finalized that with a piece of Baja Breeze cardstock.

Next I took a piece of Chocolate Chip ribbon (still leftover from last years' Holiday Mini) and folded it in half and attach it with glue dots to make it skinnier. I then tied it in a knot in front, centered it with my image, and attached another NEW addition, a Baja Breeze button. Too cute!!

I'm happy with how it turned out and thrilled to stamp some more this week and showcase some more new things! Stay Tuned... the NEW catalog goes LIVE tomorrow!! Be sure to check it out online, or get your copy ($9.95) from me!

**Be sure to participate in the blog candy giveway & check back a few posts to find out how to get the NEW catalog for FREE!! **

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

New, New, New!!

I received my new catalog today.... WOW!!!

I love the entire thing- so much NEW and awesome stuff. So much stuff that I KNEW the last catalog needed; like the colors that are in each designer series pack, and lots of techniques throughout the book!

The new IN colors are awesome... and seeing them in action with the other colors makes me love them even MORE!!

Also... There are LOTS of great new promos!!

Here is one I am loving already: 15% off NEW die-cut stamp sets starting August 11th.

Join SU! for only $99 with one of these great starter kit offers, starting August 11th. There are three to choose from: Stampin', Scrappin', or Decor Focused. As always, you can customized the items to suit your needs! OR get more with the originally starter kit and get a FREE stamp set, too! There has never been a better time to join! Even if you want to be hobby demo, think of the discounts you'll recieve!

And, the Big Shot machine- a special SU! exclusive edition, well equpied for all sorts of die-cutting, embossing, and more!! Available September 2nd.

Also... the 2nd phase of Decor Elements drops on the 15th of September. And this reminds me... I placed one on my car so I will be sure to take a picture and post it for you ASAP!

There are tons of new & beautiful ribbons and styled silver hodgepodge is back (along with the addition of styled vanilla, too!). Tart&Tangy (along with the fabulous rub-ons, designer series paper, and die-cut flowers to match!!!) made the catty, as well as some of my other favorite sets: Season of Joy and Full of Life!! I'm estatic!

I can't wait to share more of the catalog with you... watch for updates often!
And... be sure to check out my NEW demonstrator website. You can even order ONLINE!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Blog Problems....

My blog is giving me a fatal error message... I am so sad. I hope it fixes itself. Bare with me, folks!!