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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Yup, playing in the card stock again

These are cards that I CASEd from Splitcoast Stampers website. They are the same card layout but with slightly different looks. See how many differences you can find other than the main paper.

Here is another pair of cards that use the same basic layouts, but by making just a few things different, it changes the look of the cards. 

This card was inspired by the new pair of giraffes at Boulder Ridge Animal Park 
(just a few miles from where I live - SO EXCITING!!!)

An attempt at a masculine card (not my specialty.)

Really cute card using one of SU's single stamps (last date to order is July 31st) and SU's new Washi Tape. Washi Tape is sooooo easy to use & gives such a cute look!

Can you guess what these tulips are made from? Believe it or not, they are SU's OWL punch. Trim off the feet & you get tulips! The "vase" is also the owl punch, just cut the top & bottom straight across & Voila! Cuteness value was upped by adding Washi Tape again.
The butterflies are not SU, they were cut from scrap card stock I had lying around. The salutation is from SU, Itty Bitty Banners CM set, $11.95, Item#126257; this stamp set is also available in wood mount (WM) for a few dollars more. Both stamp sets coordinate with the Bitty Banners Framelits Die set, $14.95, Item# 129267. Click HERE to view Bitty Banner products.

Stampin Up News

As always, Stampin' Up! is coming out with even MORE new and exciting products.

Thinlits Card Dies (Available Aug. 1st)  - click HERE to see the full flyer

Undefined Stamp CARVING kit! - available now

Undefined Stamp Carving KitUndefined Stamp Carving Refill Kit
Carve your own stamps! $19.95, Item# 133402...or Refill kit for $9.95, Item# 134808

Spread the Joy set - available now
Spread the Joy Clear-mount Stamp Set
Available in both Clear & Wood Mount, CM $18.95 / WM $25.95, Item #s CM 134784, WM 134781

 July's Best of 25 Years is Best of Shelli - available now
Best of Shelli Clear-mount Stamp Set
Clear mount only. $14.95/set, Item# 133488

Settin' Sail CLEAR (Photopolymer) set - available now
Settin’ Sail Photopolymer Stamp Set
Totally CLEAR stamp set, $13.95/set, Item# 133453

 Join Stampin' Up! now through the end of August & receive a FREE Project Kit add-on to your membership/demonstrator kit. Value of the add-on is around $30.00.

Joining fee is still only $99.00. Click HERE to view the full flyer. Click HERE to join today!

SU is also running a special until the end of August for Paper Pumpkin memberships.
Paper Pumpkin
NEW Paper Pumpkin subscribers can use the promo code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin for only $10 a month for the first two months!  In your 3rd month of membership it reverts back to the regular rate of $19.95/month. But don't panic, just remember that if you try it & don't want to continue you can cancel your membership with no penalties for doing so.

Current special promotions that are ending July 31st (HURRY & order before it's too late!)

Designer Series Paper - order any 3 packages at regular price & get a 4th package for FREE!

Single stamps, last chance to below to view the PDFs with stamp images.
Assortment #3 Single Stamps
Assortment #4 Single Stamps

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Purse Pal Project

Hi gals,

Here's preview of a project we'll be making in September. I'm calling it a Purse Pal. It's small and will fit nicely into your purse. It has 12 pages inside that are labeled with the month with lines both front & back to write names & dates on. You can use it to record birthdays or anniversaries of friends and family. It's a handy tool to keep your loved ones' special dates handy for when you're out and about shopping for gifts and such.

Workshop for this project is September 21st at 10:30 am. Cost will be $5.00 for your 1st Purse Pal, any additional ones will be $3.00 each. Please plan to pay when you arrive that day.

Outside - Front view




Monday, July 1, 2013

New Color Markers - Available Individually - Limited Time Only!!!

This is one reason I LOVE being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!!!

Stampin' Up! is such an awesome company & really listens to demonstrator & customer feedback. They strive to give us what we ask for when they are able. Here is an example of their dedication to us:


New Color Markers

In the 2013-2014 annual catalog, we offer the Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit (item 130034, page 163) to help you update your Many Marvelous Marker pack. Now, we've sweetened the deal. For a limited time, from June 26 until October 31, you can buy any of the new colors in the pack or on their own! Go ahead, fill in the missing pieces in your collection or buy the whole lot. 

 130034  $28.95 Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit
Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder
 131899  $3.50 Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Marker
 131265  $3.50 Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker
 131902  $3.50 Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker
 131901  $3.50 Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker
 131905  $3.50 Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
 131266  $3.50 Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker
 131904  $3.50 Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker
 131898  $3.50 Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker
 131900  $3.50 Soft Sky Stampin' Write Marker
 131903  $3.50 Wisteria Wonder Stampin' Write Marker

Click HERE to place your marker order today!

Monthly Cards with The Girls - June 2013

Every month I get together with a group of ladies that love making cards just as much as I do! Everyone that comes brings a sample card & then enough supplies for everyone else there to make that same card. We take turns, talk, eat, create, laugh & then create, eat, & talk some more! It's a lot of FUN! We can use supplies from any company, this is great because we get a variety of styles, images & embellishments.

Here are the cards we created this month...

Angie L

Elaine D

Sharon M

Another of Sharon M's card made afterward

Patty A
Another of Patty A's card made afterward

Sher B

Theresa D (outside)

Theresa D (inside)

FMS92 - Freshly Made Sketches #92

For this past challenge, #92, here are my cards.

For my brother Jim who has been in the hospital this past week.

For Pastor Tim & Missy's new baby girl, Sarah.

The inside of the card.