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Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Happy Heart Day Card Supplies: Happy Heart Day stamp set (special in January ONLY!); Rose Red Textured Card Stock, Prints Designer Series Paper, and ink; Pretty in Pink card stock; Versamarker (to color in heart), White Gel Pen, 1/2" Circle punch, 3/16" Corner Rounder punch (for corners, and with guide removed to make scallops--scroll down through this post to see tutorial), Horizontal Slot punch, White Tafetta ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals®.
Office Accoutrement Card Supplies: Office Accoutrement stamp set, Blue Bayou ink pad, River Rock card stock and ink pad, Wild Wasabi card stock and ink pad, More Mustard card stock and ink pad, Whisper White card stock, Hodgepodge Hardware, Spiral punch, 1/16" Circle punch (center of small flower), White 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon (dyed Blue Bayou with ink pad and sponge).
New Baby Card Supplies: Jumbo Alphabet stamp set, Fundamental Phrases stamp set, Fun 'N Fast Phrases stamp set (baby carriage), Holiday Blitz (baby rattle), Pretty in Pink card stock, Pixie Pink ink pad (full strength for baby carriage, stamp off once for baby rattles in background), Blush Blossom card stock and ink pad, Pretty in Pink 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon, Soft Subtles brads (Pretty in Pink), Word Window punch, Versamarker (to color in Jumbo letters), Pale Plum ink pad (to stamp words inside Jumbo letters).
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
I also have a lot of photos that need scrapbooking. I have been neglecting scrapbooking in favor of the instant gratification of stamping cards, but I know that getting those photos in an album will give me a great sense of fulfillment.
I hope you'll join me in making some stamping resolutions. Whether you prefer creating cards, gifts, home decor items, or scrapbook pages, I hope to help inspire your creativity with my blog entries this year! It really helps to write down your resolutions, so definitely do that, and post your goals in a place where you will see them regularly. If your goals can be tied to specific times, like mine, consider actually entering the event on your calendar or planner.
For instance, I could put a reminder in my Palm Pilot (because it has an alarm!) every Saturday, to get two scrapbook pages done over the weekend. This may work well for some folks, though I have the tendency to "snooze" those reminders to death. If you're a procrastistamper like me, you may want to actually set "appointments" to meet your goals. You can do this by determining the time it will take you to reach your goal, and splitting it up into increments. For my scrapbooking goal of two pages per weekend, I only want to spend 30 minutes per page from start to cleanup. So, I can set an "appointment" for either one hour on Saturday, or 30 minutes each on both Saturday and Sunday.
Just a note about planning for scrapbooking--if you don't have your photos all gathered together in a logical sequence, you may do well to set goals for regularly spending a certain amount of TIME organizing your photos each weekend, instead of getting a certain number of pages done.
Whatever your resolutions, I wish you the best in your efforts to Create in 2008!
Thursday, January 3, 2008
• Host a Workshop* - get a FREE stamp set
• Buy the Valentine's Day Bundle** - get free ribbon
UPDATE: THIS PROMOTION IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
*When you host a qualifying workshop of $350 or more in total orders, choose one stamp set FREE! There are seven to choose from...here are links to the sets in the online catalogs, with their accompanying page numbers: Happy Heart Day (p.65), A Beautiful Thing (p.82), A Little Birdie Told Me (p.65), Mark the Date (p.125), Celebrate Everything (p.142) Embrace Life (p.84) or Nursery Necessities (p. 69).
**When you purchase the Happy Heart Day set, one spool of Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, and a package of Medium Cellophane Bags, you'll get one spool of Regal Rose 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon absolutely FREE!
The new catalog is beautiful, and looking at these stamp sets online hardly does them justice. So, contact me today to get your hands on a hard copy of the 2008 Spring/Summer Collection. Book a workshop with me and get one for FREE!