Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Heather's Creations

There's a saying here in Colorado that we get 9 months of winter and 3 months of relatives. It's not far from the truth! We just finished up a week of hosting some of Michael's family... his mom, step-dad, sister, niece, and nephew. A good time was had by all!

My niece, Heather, wanted me to show her how to stamp, so we took some time together and created a little box and a birthday card for a friend of hers back in Mississippi. Heather plans to put a pair of earrings in the box... clever girl!

We decided to play with the Big Shot, and Heather chose to use Green Galore and Pink Passion along with the Beautiful Butterflies Die to make her gift. With a few minor exceptions, these were completely Heather's designs. I just showed her some possibilities and she took off! A future Stampin' Up! demonstrator, you think?!

The watermark really should say, "Stamped by Heather" but I don't have that font on my mac, and I am too tired to choose another one. So do me a favor and give a big shout out for Heather anyway!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Final Deal of the Week!

First of all, to explain my absence... I've had 5 extra people with us all this past week. In Colorado, there's a familiar saying that we have 9 months of winter and 3 months of relatives - and it's true!

The final deal of the week is on the Heart to Heart Punch - you can get it for only $10.99, that's over 30% off! Get yours before next Monday!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Deal of the Week!

Oooooh, this is a good one! Save over 30% on the Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware! Get it this week for only $18.99 (instead of $29.95)!

Offer good through July 26th, so don't delay!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Happy Birthday, Dawn-E!

A dear friend of mine - my maid of honor, in fact - is having a birthday next week. I affectionately call her Dawn-E because E is her middle initial. I don't think she watches this blog, so I think I'm safe in showing you the card I made for her:

I used the new Rich Razzleberry In Color for this one - I like it! It's so... um... RICH! I paired it up with the new Chic Boutique stamp set with the sentiment that says, "It seems only fitting... to wish you a happy day!" What a cute set this is. Oh, and look! Since the Fire Rhinestones are on sale, I decided to pop some on here!

Oh, it felt so good to stamp again! I've been neglecting it far too long.

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Chic Boutique
Ink: Black StazOn, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Accessories: Chocolate Chip wide Grosgrain ribbon, Fire Rhinestones, Crystal Effects

Monday, July 13, 2009

Deal of the Week!

This week, the special deal is on the Square Fire Rhinestone Brads! Through July 19th, you can order them for just $6.99 (instead of $10.95).

And just to explain my absence... I have started a quilt for Morgan. I'm not a quilter, so it's a new hobby for me, and I rather enjoy it! But I am here at my stamp table right now because I need to make a birthday card for a dear friend... hopefully I'll show you something new in the next day or so!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Deal of the Week!

Carry your Big Shot in style! The Deal of the Week this week is the Big Shot Doctor's Bag! Through July 12th, you can get it for only $49.95! That's nearly 30% off!

Shop online anytime, or let me know if I can help you with an order.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Sara's Birthday

I created my own little cocktail to toast my mother-in-law's recent birthday:

I think it looks kinda like a strawberry margarita, don't you?! In any case, I used some Crystal Effects to make the drink look more refreshing. Here's a close-up:

Obviously, this is the Cheers to You stamp set, with a little bit of polka-dot texture using my Big Shot and a Texturz plate.

Happy Birthday, Sara!

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Cheers to You
Ink: Black StazOn
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories: Real Red Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon, Real Red brads
Tools: Big Shot, Backgrounds I Texturz Plate

Friday, July 3, 2009

More New Colors

I'm still trying my hand at these new In Colors - it always takes me some time to adjust! Here's another one I played with:

This one uses Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo... and notice how the flower is colored in using our FABULOUS NEW In Color Markers!! I just LOVE that they finally made these for us! I also used some of the new Bermuda Bay Polka-Dot grosgrain ribbon and a rhinestone brad.

I also want to take a moment to let you know that I am once again sending out e-mail newsletters of upcoming promotions and specials that I run. I sent one out a couple days ago - if you did not receive it and would like to, just drop me a line and I will add you to my list.

I hope you all had a great week! It was an exciting Stampin' Up! week with the new catalog arriving and all!

Card Recipe:
Stamp Sets: It's a Stretch, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Black Staz-On
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Accessories: Bermuda Bay Striped Grosgrain ribbon, Rhinestone brad
Tools: Scallop Circle punch, 1-3/8", 1-1/4", 1", and 1/16" circle punches

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Deal of the Week!

This week (thru July 6th), you can purchase the Scallop Edge punch for only $10.99! You can contact me to place your order, add it to an existing order, or shop online!

The NEW Catalog!

It's here!! The new Idea Book & Catalog has arrived! Click on the thumbnail at left to start browsing!

And don't forget about my Paper and Ribbon Share - save a lot and sample it all!