Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Friendly Phrases...Here's to You

Here's the Stampin Up! supply list :

  • Stamps: Friendly Phrases #126151 (C), #126149 (W)
    Ink:  Soft Suede #115657
  • Paper:  Soft Suede #115318, Whisper White #100730, Everyday Enchantment (NLA)
  • Tools/Accessories:  1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch #119854, 1 1/4" Circle Punch #119861, Decorative Label Punch #120907, Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #123128

Click here to place an order

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

2012-2013 Stampin Up Catalog

The new 2012-2013 Stampin Up Catalog will be released June 1st. It will contain hundreds of project ideas in addition to all the new colors and products. I am making a personal, special offer to my customers. If you place a qualifying order between now and May 31st, I will send you a {FREE} 2012-2013 catalog by mail. 

To qualify for a {FREE} 200 page catalog:
  • Place an on-line order thru me of $50 or more, before shipping and taxes, between now and May 31st.
  • Merchandise CAN include any of the items listed on the Retiring Products
  • Catalogs will be sent to the shipping address on the most recent Stampin' Up sure to have your most current addy in your online profile.
  • Merchandise ordered will arrive separate from the catalog.
Additional chance to earn free product:
  • With all qualifying purchases, your name will be entered in a drawing to win (1) Bright Blossoms Clear Mount Stamps and (1) Summer Smooches DSP. The winner will be drawn for and announced on June 1st.
  • Each $50 increment = one chance (i.e. $150 in qualifying product = 3 chances to win)

The Stampin Up Retired Accessories list will be release tomorrow on April 25th. Some products are only available while supplies last.

Summer Smooches promotion ENDs on April 30th, along with the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Stampin Up Retiring Stamps

New stamps are on the way in the upcoming annual catalog and to make room, lots of stamps are now offered on the retirement list. 

Dates: April 15-May 31, 2012 
(select items available while supplies last)

Orders may be placed through me, 
a workshop or online.

Matching Matchbooks

This is a Kansas weekend that will be remembered for our small surrounding communities and rural farmsteads. Saturday afternoon and evening I was between my craft room and the basement for tornado warnings twice. The second time, a large wedge tornado {as reported on the scanner} was just 1 mile west of our house. This happened after dark & there was NO way I was about to come out of the basement. The wind whistled through the windows and doors like I have never heard. Our damage was limited to a power pole broke off at the bottom, a few limbs down and the loss of a couple of surge protectors in the house (they did their job!). 

The tornado hit many farms north and south of town on a NE path and my prayers go out to the families that have experienced devastating losses. A couple of farms lost both the home and all the out buildings. Mr. Hubby is an electrician and plumber and we were out all day yesterday trying to provide the immediate repairs so people could have power and water. To see all the people come together to help in anyway they can makes me proud to live where I do. It is the true definition of community. The cleanup will continue for a long time.

On to a happier note...I finished a Post-It Note project this evening and would like to share it with you.

Post-It Matchbooks

The matchbook covers and the following measurements are for sticky notes that are 3"x3" (left) and 2"x1 1/2" (right). I have had the Butterfly Prints stamp set for some time and it has been very versatile for me. This stamp set is only available for a little longer as it will retire May 31st. 

(Click here for the retiring stamp list PDF).

Here are the directions for the 3"x3" size sticky notes:
Cut card stock to 9 1/4"x 3 1/8"
Score at 3 3/8"...3 3/4"....and 7 3/4"
Punch short edge, closest to 7 3/4" score line

Direction for 2"x 1 1/2" sticky notes:
Cut card stock at 6"x 2 1/4"
Score at 2 1/8"...2 1/2"...and 5"
Punch short edge, closest to 5" score line

Butterfly Prints Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
Butterfly Prints Stamp Set

 Stampin Up! supply list:
  • Stamps:  Butterfly Prints #121049 wood or #120738 clear
  • Ink:  Black Stazon #101406, Real Red #103133, Lucky Limeade #122935
  • Card Stock:  Whisper White #100730, Real Red #102482, Baja Breeze #111352, Basic Gray #121044, DSP Twitterpated #125406
  • Tools/Accessories:  Scalloped Edge Border Punch #119882,  Eyelet Border Punch #119853, Butterfly Punch #119848, Decorative Label Punch #120907, assorted brads

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Simply Wonderful

Great colors in the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper. I have used Mojo Monday #236 for my layout this week. 

And here are my results:

Card #1

Card #2

Here's the Stampin Up! supply list:
  • Stamps:  Bright Blossoms Wood #125495 Clear #125497, Friendly Phrases Wood #126149 Clear #126151
  • Ink:  Real Red #103133, Lucky Limeade #122985, Daffodil Delight #119667
  • Card Stock: Summer Smooches DSP #125409, Whisper White #100730, Real Red #103133, Daffodil Delight #119683
  • Tools/Accessories:  Scallop Circle Punch #119884, 1 3/8" Circle Punch #119860, Scallop Edge Punch #112091, Clear Block B #117147, Island Indigo 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon #112974
Be sure to look at the clearance rack first if you dont mind the old style punches. Supplies are only available while they last. Clearance items are only available through online ordering.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Clearance Rack Bargins

Stampin Up has added 55 new items to the clearance rack. Clearance rack items can ONLY be placed through an on-line order and are available while supplies last!

109043 Scallop Circle Punch

112091 Scallop Edge Punch

114889 Scallop Oval Punch

 112081 Scallop Square Punch

107634 Small Ribbon Keepers

107635 Medium Ribbon Keepers

107636 Large Ribbon Keepers

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Crafting with My Nephew

Having a fun Easter. My 7 year old nephew likes to craft...hope he doesn't grow out of it at least for awhile. We have a great time making things together. Changed the previous chick post into a lamb today. The top hat was his idea. After all, as he said, it is a "boy lamb."

All his final projects.

I am also learning how to use Linky Tools so that others can share their creations here. Click below where it says "You are next..." and try to add your Easter creation.  I hope it is set up right. I would love to see what you did to celebrate Easter.

Blessed Easter

Happy Easter! This time of the year is so great. Spring is in the works and the birds are saying so. I like it when I am driving down the highway, windows up, and I can STILL hear the birds. Speaking of birds, this little girly chick and boy chick are this Easters table favors. They hold a little package of two Starbursts.  

I also wanted to make a card that I scraplifted / was inspired by on SCS.  I am calling it the "Bunny Butt" card for obvious reasons. I this was such a {CUTE} idea that I just had to try making one of my own. I have seen several versions. 

I used lots of punches to create this. <<Details forthcoming later since it is past midnight here. Holy Saturday mass wasn't over until late, so I just got home>>.  The stamps came from the new stamp set Heaven Blessed. Again, have a super Easter holiday. It is a blessed time of year.

Feel free to share your Easter/Spring Creations here:

Monday, April 2, 2012

Summer Smooches Special Offer

Here is a sneak peek at some new products coming up in our
2012-2013 Catalog...available now through the end of April.

Products in the Summer Smooches suite will only be available through April 30--and then won't be available again until the new 2012-2013 catalog is released.
125495 Bright Blossoms Wood-Mount Set $16.95
125497 Bright Blossoms Clear-Mount Set $12.95
125409 Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper $10.95
125583 Daffofil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon $10.95
125411 Summer Smooches Designer Fabric $9.95
125589 Summer Smooches Fabric Designer Brads* $6.95
125626 Summer Smooches Decor Stencil* $7.95
125606 Petite Purse Bigz L Die $32.95
129919 Summer Smooches Photobook Template $17.95
129601 Summer Smooches Digital Kit $9.95
*Exclusive to the Summer Smooches Special Offer;
will not be available in the 2012-2013 catalog

Product Details:
  • Designer Series Paper coordinating colors: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry.
  • Designer Fabric coordinating colors: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango.
  • Fabric Designer Brads: 24 pieces, 8 ea. of 3 designs.
  • Summer Smooches Photobook Template and Digital Kit are My Digital Studio downloads.