Thursday, January 29, 2009

Polka Dot Punches - Teal

Taken with Teal....a color I never use! This is just another quick card I threw together with the Polka Dot Punches set. All four stamps in the set coordinate with a punch from the catalog. Just three more days until you can get this set and others for FREE! February 1st begins our annual Sale-A-Bration. The So Saffron ribbon is also part of the Free Ribbon Bundle available during SAB, along with the Delicate Dots Designer Paper that I've used in the background. Aren't those Filigree Brads cute? We'll be using one on a card at tomorrow night's class!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Proud Moment...

Check out this great article on my brother. Congratulations Shane! I'm so proud of you!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Spring/Summer Catalog is here!

Have you checked out the Spring/Summer Catalog yet? If not, download and save it here, or browse and shop here! To receive your FREE CATALOG, host a workshop between now and June 30, or place an Online Order between February 1 and April 30. Check out all of the new stuff on the right side of my blog, including new Decor Elements designs!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Polka Dot Punches - Texturz Die

I got my first order from the new catalog on Wednesday! Most of it was card stock, etc. in preparation for next week's class, but I did get a few new fun things, including these cute Corduroy Buttons and one set of the new Texturz Dies that work with the Big Shot. (You get 6 different textures in one set!) They make the card stock have the textured look, like you see with the dots on the Chocolate Chip paper on this card. The "dots" are probably the most blah out of the six that I got, but they really looked the best with this card!

This is the other card that I did for the swap I talked about in a recent post. I decided to hurry and make an extra card for everyone so they would have something new to show their customers in case they hadn't ordered these new items yet.

Do you have the Big Shot yet? Have you tried the Big Shot yet? I just can't say enough about it. When it first came out, I told my friend Cindy "there is NO WAY I'm getting that thing." I was convinced not long after that I needed it, and have been so glad ever since. I know it is a big ticket item, so it is the perfect thing to add to your Hostess Wish List, and set a date for a workshop! Why not earn it for FREE? Stampin' Up! has added some great dies to this catalog and will continue adding more. Sale-A-Bration (Feb. 1 - Mar. 31) is the best time of year to set your sights on the big ticket items, because you'll get additional benefits all the way around. See this post for additional information.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Polka Dot Punches - Top Note Die

Each time we are about to get a new catalog or mini catalog, I host a swap for my downline. The due date was yesterday, so I have those ready to go out today. I ended up doing two different cards, and this is one of them. It doesn't show up very well on the scan because of the color, so I put a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock behind it and that helped a little.

I used the Top Note Die and my Big Shot to make the card. The main part of the card is a folded piece of Sahara Sand (see picture of the back of the card below). I placed it on the die so that it would cut, yet still open up as a card shaped like the Top Note Die. Then I cut a piece of the new Delicate Dots Designer Paper (available FREE through SAB!) on one edge of the die and layered it on the card.

It was a real easy card, but a fun new look instead of the standard size we are all used to. I used the Polka Dot Punches Set to make the card. It is the only one I pre-ordered, so I've been using it to death!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Polka Dot Punches

Starting February 1st, we'll begin our annual Sale-A-Bration. It will run through March 31st. Polka Dot Punches is one of the sets you can get FREE! It coordinates with a couple of our punches, plus one that will be coming out in the new catalog *today*......2:00 ET. The colors I've used are Pacific Point, Apricot Appeal and Bashful Blue.
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Sale-A-Bration (SAB) will work the same as in years past:

CUSTOMERS: for every $50 ordered you get a freebie!
HOSTESSES: for every $300 on your workshop subtotal, you get a freebie!
NEW DEMONSTRATORS: sign up during SAB and get any set in the big catalog (up to $47.95 value) free!
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This year, Stampin' Up! is offering more than just stamp sets for FREE. They'll have four stamp sets, a pack of patterned paper and a ribbon bundle to choose from.

If you are interested in setting a date for a Sale-A-Bration workshop in your home, let me know!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Yummy Cookies

I never search out new recipes, but have wanted to find a good one for White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies. I've only tried one, but it was a hit with my family yesterday, so I thought I'd share it! Rather than copying the recipe, I'll just send you to the place I got it. If you have problems, let me know and I'll type it for you. The only change I made was baking them 9 minutes instead of 10. I used the small P. Chef Scoop and it made about 60 cookies.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

New (old) Site!

Stampin' Up! Customers: I've decided to start up my Stampin' Up! Website again and see what kind of a response I get. It has some new advantages that it didn't have when I decided to discontinue it last spring. One big benefit is the Online Ordering. I'm not really sure if this will be popular or not, but I figured I'd give it a try for a while. From February 1 through April 30, Stampin' Up! is offering a FREE NEW CATALOG to anyone who places an Online Order!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Stampin' Class!

Date: Friday, January 30
Time: 7:oo-9:30 p.m.
Cost: $15
Bring: Camera (optional) & Adhesive (required)
RSVP: and pay no later than Sunday, January 18th

We'll be using some items from the new Spring/Summer Catalog, which begins on January 19th! We'll make 10 items......5 designs and two of each design. This class won't include envelopes, so be sure and order them by the RSVP date if you need them (adhesive too).

True Blue

This True Blue Friend stamp comes from a three piece stamp set called Punches Three. It is a current hostess set, so it will only be available for a few more days! Consider collecting some orders if you'd be interested in earning it. It is an easy one to get free. :)

The colors I've used are Tangerine Tango and Not Quite Navy. The Tangerine Tango is on the Inventory Blowout Sale, which is available until January 18th. Also, remember the Retired Stamps and Retired Accessories (ask me for the most recent updated list) are just available until January 18th.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Petal Pizzazz

Petal Pizzazz is a new 7 piece flower stamp set that will be coming out in the new Spring/Summer Catalog on January 19th. The colors I used are Rose Red and Pacific Point. The button is from our Button Bouquet Designer Button set.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Stamps for Sale

I've reposted my Craig's List listing of stamps and accessories for sale for anyone who is interested. Once the new catalog comes out, there may be some additions!

If you are interested in a specific set and can't find a picture in an old catalog or elsewhere online, I can scan it or take a picture for you, but this listing is much too long to include pictures.