Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Very Busy Weekend!

This past weekend was a very busy weekend! Aimee's first dance recital was this weekend, so we had dress rehearsal, the recital, and of course family here for the show. In addition, we celebrated my birthday with dinner with friends and family on Saturday. So, today I have some goodies to share with you that I happened to get in between all that madness! First, here is the the card my friend (and downline) Kim made for me. It is a very cute pop up card using a new stamp set and in colors from the upcoming catalog:

Next, here is the card my mom made and gave to me. I have finally gotten her into making her own cards! :)

On to the recital. Aimee's class's dance was to "Good Ship Lollipop". Unfortunately, they did not allow photography during the show, but here is a picture of here in her costume after dress rehearsal.

My mom also made her a card to celebrate her first recital (good thing she did, because I did not have time!).

So, today, everything is back to normal, except I am still very tired! It was a lot of fun though!

One last thing - don't forget that today is the last day to order from the 2009 Spring/Summer catalog, Occasions Mini catalog, and the last chance lists. The new 2009-2010 catalog starts tomorrow! So, check back tomorrow for the new catty kickoff!

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

A Thank You for Miss Angie

Today is my daughter Aimee's last dance practice before dress rehearsal on Saturday and the big recital on Sunday! So to say thank you to her dance teacher Miss Angie, I made this card and had Aimee write her message inside. We also are giving her a little box that I had on hand (see here) which I filled with Hershey Kisses. Hope she likes it!

  • All in the Family and Family Accessories stamp sets
  • Pink Pirouette and Whisper White card stock
  • Bella Rose Designer Series Paper
  • Pink Pirouette and Basic Black ink
  • Blender Pen
  • Soft Suede Marker
  • Whisper White Organza ribbon
  • Eyelet Border Punch
  • Mega Oval Punch (non-SU!)
  • Giga Scallop Oval Punch (non-SU!)
  • Stampin' Dimensionals

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Happy Birthday To Me!

Yes, it's true - today is my birthday! Today I would l would like to share with you the card my friend and downline Lenore made for me. Isn't it cute? Thanks Lenore!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Business Card Holder

At our last swap, Kim also had this this cute business card holder project for us. She had made one for herself when she first became a demo and we all envied it. So, she finally shared it with us. Thanks Kim! I embellished mine with a simple bird cut out on my Big Shot with the Blooms and Birds die in Chocolate Chip card stock. I of course had to add the pink business cards to match! :)

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

I hope everyone had a good Father's day yesterday with their Dads, Husbands, significant others, etc.! We took my husband to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and had a really good time. Today I thought I would share with you the creations that my huband got for his Father's day. First, my 4 year old daughter Aimee painted this wooden frame for Daddy and picked out a picture of her and her sister to go in it. To make it extra special, I got one of those little voice recorders (one of the ones that are meant for scrapbooking) and had Aimee record a little Father's Day message. I stuck the recorder to the back of the frame with a glue dot.

Next, here is the card Allison (my 9 month old) and I made for daddy. I stamped her hand in Versamark Ink and then embossed it wih clear embossing powder. As you can imagine, 9 month olds are that cooperative with this kind of thing, so as you can see the hand print is not perfect (no her thumb is not really that big!) :) Then I stamped Daddy with the new Jumble Alphabet set.

Here is the card Aimee made for daddy. I let her pick out a baseball image from my baseball Cricut cartridge and we cut it out. She picked the colors and pasted everything together. Inside she wrote her own message as well. Again, I wanted to make these extra special, so I bought some of the cards where you can record your own message (they were Christmas cards that I found for really cheap!) and removed the recording device and added it these cards and had each of the girls record a message - I actually got Allison to say DA DA in hers! Needless to say, he loved them!

Lastly, here is the card I made and gave to him. No recording device for me on this one, since I can actually write my message. ;)

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Big Deal with the Big Shot!

If you've been on the fence about getting a Big Shot, now's your chance, because I've got a big deal for you with the Sizzix Big Shot!

Stampin' Up is offering a Summer Fun Hostess Bonus special this month where workshop orders or individual customer orders between $250-$399.99 earn an additional $20 in free product benefits. Orders over $400 earn an extra $40 in free merchandise. That's in addition to the already generous benefits! Read on . . .

Pair this special offer with the Big Shot Starter Kit and you've got a great deal! The Big Shot Starter kit costs $195.95 and contains:
  • Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • Multipurpose Platform and Standard Cutting Pads
  • 2 Stampin' Up! exclusive Bigz Dies (Scallop Envelope and Top Note)
  • 1 Stampin' Up! exclusive Sizzlits 4-Pack (Birds & Blooms)
  • 1 Stampin' Up! exclusive Decorative Strip (Billboard)
  • Decorative Strip Cutting Pads and Extended Spacer Platform
The Starter Kit is pictured above. For individual images of the items included in the Big Shot Starter Kit, click here.

If you were to purchase the components of the Big Shot Starter Kit individually, it would cost $205.65. The Starter Kit saves you almost $10. The current Stampin' Up! catalog is good through June 30. The new catalog starts July 1st, and lets just say that your Big Shot options will only be "ala carte".

To take advantage of the combined deal offered by the Big Shot Starter Kit and the Summer Fun Hostess Bonus, you need to only spend an additional $54.05. You could put this towards card stock or other dies for your Big Shot.

What will your purchase get you? Hours of fun & productivity with your Big Shot, of course! Aside from that, you'll save almost $10 by getting the Big Shot Starter Kit while you can. An order totaling between $250.00-399.99 will earn you a FREE Level 1 Hostess Set and $45 in free merchandise!!! If we were to put a 'what-if' value of $15 on the Hostess Set, you'd be getting:
  • a free (hostess) stamp set (approx $15 value)
  • $10 savings on the Starter Kit vs. 'a la carte' purchasing of its components
  • $45 in free merchandise

That's a value of $70!!

An order of over $400 would entitle you to two Level 1 Hostess Sets OR one Level 1 & one Level 2 Hostess Sets (a value of at least $30), plus $85 in free merchandise of your choice bringing your extra value up to $140!

Don't delay! Order your Big Shot Starter Kit, and the remainder of your qualifying order (remember, your order must total at least $250 before tax and shipping) by following these simple steps:

  • visit my Stampin' Up! website
  • click Shop Now in the Upper Right Corner
  • enter the item number for the Big Shot Starter Kit - 116314
  • select at least an additional $54.05 worth of merchandise

If you need help putting your order together or if you need help figuring out how to maximize your free goodies, please contact me directly and I'll be happy to help you!

What are you waiting for? Place your order today!

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Stampin' Up! YouTube Channel

Today I wanted to introduce you to Stampin' Up!s YouTube channel. The Stampin' Up! YouTube channel is a wonderful place to find creative inspiration and learn fun new stamping techniques. Take a minute to subscribe if you haven't already had the chance. There is no cost for subscribing and it's very easy to do. Just click on the large yellow "Subscribe" button located on the Stampin' Up! channel near the top of the page. You'll then be prompted to sign in if you have an existing YouTube account, or sign up for a free account if you're a new user.

Today I recommend watching the video on Stampin' Up!s Window Sheets. These are a great new product that have so many possibilities!

You can check out these past posts for some projects I have done using window sheets:

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Marcy!

Today is my boss Marcy's birthday. Here is the card that I made for her using some of my new goodies that I preordered from the upcoming catalog. I was inspired by this card posted here. Anyway, I hope she likes it!

  • Admit It stamp set (level 2 hostess set)
  • Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Melon Mambo, and Naturals Ivory card stock
  • Chocolate Chip ink
  • Melon Mambo polka dot grosgrain ribbon
  • Scallop Edge Punch
  • Ticket Corner Punch
  • Heart to Heart Punch
  • Twine
  • Button Latte
  • Big Shot and Texture Plate
  • Stampin' Dimensionals

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sneak Peek - Modern Label Punch

Today I have another sneak peek for you from the upcoming 2009-2010 catalog. This is one of our new punches - the Modern Label Punch. This punch will retail for $15.95 and will be avaiable to order starting July 1st.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Country Living Summer Cookout Kit Now on Sale!

Hi Everyone! Just a reminder that Stampin' Up!s County Living Summer Cookout Kit is on sale starting today! This will be perfect for all those upcoming Fourth of July barbecues! This kit is only available for a limited time, so get yours before it is too late!

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June Demo Swap

Yesterday we had our monthly demonstrator swap. This month Kim gave us all this layout to use:
We also decided to switch it up a bit and instead of just swapping cards, make one copy of the card and then bring the supplies for everyone to make their own card - Make and Take style! We had a lot of fun. Here is what we all came up with.

First, this is my card:

This is Merrigrace's card:

This is Kim's card:

This is Lenore's card:

All great cards, huh? I can't wait to see what next month's challenge will be!

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Baby Shower Card

Today is my cousin-in-law Nicole's baby shower. This is her first (a boy) and I am very excited for her and her husband. Plus, my girls will finally have a cousin! Ha ha. Anyway, here is the card I made her to go along with her shower gift. I pretty much CASEd this card here. This features the reverse die cutting technique. I love how the negative portion of the Swirly die cutout looks like waves! I will definitely be using this trick again!

  • Nursery Necessities stamp set
  • So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, and Whisper White card stock
  • Delicate Dots Designer Series Paper (retired)
  • Pacific Point Ink
  • Pumpkin Pie Corduroy Buttons
  • 2-Way Glue Pen
  • Dazzling Diamonds glitter
  • Big Shot
  • Sizzix Swirly Die
  • Stampin' Dimensionals

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Ribbon Sneak Peek

Today I have another seek peek from the new catalog for you. Here is our new 1/2" polka dot grosgrain ribbon in the new in colors:

Aren't they pretty? The cool thing about these are that they are reversable. One side has the polka dots and the other does not. So you can have either polka dots or flip it over and have regular grosgrain ribbon on your projects. Pretty cool, huh? Each spool of ribbon will be $9.95 for 15 yards and is available for order starting July 1st.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Polished Stone Card

Today I wanted to share with you a card I made using the polished stone technique. I had actually made this to demo in one of my technique classes a while back. The class ended up getting canceled and I never went back and demoed this card. Since this card uses some of the current in colors, I will have to come up with a different card before I want to try and demo it again!

  • Dreams de Jour Stamp Set
  • Pacific Point, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, and Whisper White Glossy card stock.
  • Pink Pirouette and Riding Hood Red reinkers
  • Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, and Kiwi Kiss ink
  • Blender Pens
  • Scallop Edge punch
  • Rubbing Alcohol

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