Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Loving the Baja Breeze today!

I have been busy cutting and getting ready for the two workshops I have this weekend, but have a friend coming on Friday to pick out cards for a workshop she is hosting in May, so I took a break from cutting to design a couple for her to look at. Here are two I made today. I didn't realize until I was almost finished that I had used Baja Breeze for both cards.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Floral Card Party

DON"T MISS OUT!!! Sale-A-Bration Ending!

With only a week to go before Sale-A-Bration ends, you better get your orders to me quick before you miss out!!!! Promotion Dates: January 25-March 31, 2010 Promotion Details: With rewards for customers, hostesses and new recruits. Sale-A-Bration gives everyone a reason to celebrate! Customers: Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 purchase (no limit!). Hostesses: Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product with a $300 or more workshop, in addition to the regular hostess benefits.

Cards from the Weekend

My hubby was on the team for Cursillo this weekend, so on Thursday I packed up Steven, Charley, and myself and headed to my mom's for the weekend. We had a blast and stayed so busy, but on Sunday I did find some time to stamp. I have four workshops within the next couple of weeks and these cards will be some of the ones that they make.
Here is a card I made yesterday during the openhouse. The car image is not Stampin' Up! but I thought I would share anyways. I cased it from a previous card of mine where I used the Plane and Simple stamp set.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Mother's Day Swap

I participated in a Mother's Day swap at the beginning of this month and got the swapped cards back today. Here are a couple of the designs I got back.
This one is my favorite! It was made by Bertha Herne.This one was created by Jan Mata.This is by Sarah Watkins.
Christy Allan created this card.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

So Happy For You

Card # 70
Stamp Set: So Happy for You
Paper: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
Accessories: 1-1/4 Circle Punch, Ice Cream Parlor Buttons, Paper Piercing Tool

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of a couple new products that will be available in the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog. You will have the chance to get them free in April for hosting a $350 workshop, or purchase them if you order $20 or more. The paper is called Paisley Prints and the stamp set is entitled Four Frames. Four Frames coordinates perfectly with the Designer Label Punch for a beautiful, easy card.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sweet Summer

Stamp Set: Sweet Summer, Occassional Quotes
Paper: Concord Grape, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black, Concord Grape
Markers: Concord Grape, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait
Accessories: Tulipe Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Concord Grape Ribbon, Glue Dots

More Sesame Street

Steven is just starting to wake up as I am putting up this post so it will have to be quick, but I wanted to show you a couple of additions I made to my Sesame Street family. Oscar the Grouch and Big Bird. Big Bird's beak opens to a black mouth with a pink tongue.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Come and Make a Free Card

Tomorrow I will be at St. Anthony's Church in Bartonville for a Vendor and Craft Fair from 9:00-3:00. Stop on by my booth and make a quick card, sign up to win a SU! party for you and five of your friends, and stock up on cards and little gifts for friends, teachers, or children. Here is one of the cards that will be available for everyone to make.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Masculine Card

My husband came home from work yesterday announcing it was our next door neighbor's birthday. My neighbor is a wonderful man who has helped Marty and I so much the past two years we have lived here. I looked in my cards and didn't find a good masculine card for him so in about ten minutes I whipped this one up.

Stamp Set: Plane and Simple

Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Chocolate Chip

Ink: Night of Navy

Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, 2-1/2 Inch Circle Punch

A Get Well Wish

Many of you know that life has been pretty chaotic around here! My wonderful husband had an appendicitis a few weeks ago. Just has he was recovering from that came down with the stomach flu, and now my poor baby has it. I realized with all this going on, I should make a couple get well cards. Here is one I made inspired by someone on Splitcoaststampers. The best part about this card is that the stamp set, Wellness Wishes can be yours today for free with a $50 order.
Stamp Set: Wellness Wishes
Paper: So Saffron, Marina Mist, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black
Markers: Marina Mist, So Saffron, Real Red
Accessories: Spiral Border Punch, 1-3/8 Circle Punch, Real Red Buttons, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Sneak Peek

The new Summer Mini Catalog will be starting up in May, but for us demonstrators we were able to get our hands on a couple sneak peek items. Stampin' Up! has decided to join forces and has created a stamp set that will help raise money for the Breast Cancer Society. Each purchase of the Hope and Strength stamp set, $2.00 will be donated. Here is a sample I made using the MDS download of Hope and Strength. The download comes with designer series paper, embellishments, and the stamp set and it is only $9.95!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Playing with Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper

I saw cards similar to these on another Stampin' Up! demonstrators blog and fell in love. They are so super cute!

Stamp Set: Punch Bunch
Paper: Greenhouse Gala DSP, Baja Breeze, Early Expresso, Whisper White
Markers: Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Scallop Square Die, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8 Circle Punch, Early Expresso 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon

Doesn't this one make you think of Spring?!
Stamp Set: Punch Bunch
Paper: Greenhouse Gala DSP, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Whisper White
Marker: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Scallop Square Die, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8 Circle Punch, Daffodil Delight Grosgrain Ribbon

Here is a picture of what the inside looks like.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Workshop in a Box

One of my customers decided she wanted to host a workshop, however couldn't figure out a day that would work for her and her friends, so I suggested she do a workshop in a box. I put all the ingredients for a card into a plastic shoebox and she passes the box around to her friends so they can make a card at their convienence and place an order for her. This is a great idea for people who want to host a workshop but don't have the time, space, or live too far away. Here is the card I made for her.
I liked the look of this card and wanted to use my new Marina Mist Ribbon with it. So, I pulled out the color coach and it said to pair Marina Mist with Crumb Cake and Cajun Craze. I would have never thought about this color combo, but it does have a neat look to it.
I am currently participating in a Mother's Day swap. Here is the card I made for the swap.
Awhile ago, I made a card similar to this using the Bring on the Cake stamp set and Celebration DSP. I changed it up a little bit, and decorated the inside.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Craft Show Items

I have two craft shows within the next two weeks, so I have paused on my card making and have been working on items to sell at the events. Here are a couple of the items that I have been working on.

Cupcake favor box.

This is a notepad holder and matching pen.
Open it up and voila!
Another notepad holder Baby Loveys
Stamped Flameless Candles
Easter Goodies!