Monday, January 26, 2009

Movers & Shapers, and Tantalizing Texture Plates

I got my new catalog order the other day, and I felt like I just had to play with the Movers & Shapers Curly Label Sizzix Die for a swap I participated in yesterday. The Movers & Shapers die cut creates a foldover card (complete with score line), and you can move the Curly Label cutout anywhere you want on the front. So, I quickly made the cute card below.

But then I remembered an old cello bag trick that would be perfect with this die, so I played around a little, put an extra couple of score lines on the card (about 1/2" on either side of the Curly Label die score line), and folded the card up so I could put a cello bag of treats in there, with a topper holding it closed. The Curly Label cutout lets the treat peek through. Notice the Top Note die cut folded over the top, embellished with a stamp from a delightful Sneak Peek stamp set called "Yummy", which you can get for FREE during the-Sale-A-Bration which starts February 1st!

You'll notice that the front of the treat holder is covered with dry embossing. I used my new Texturz Plates! After some experimenting, I figured out that I would need to run the front half of the card stock through the Texturz Plate FIRST, and then run the card through the Curly Label die. If you do it the other way around, the perforations around the Curly Label cutout get sort of mashed and aren't as pronounced and flattering.

Also, to get the Texturz Plate to make a nice crisp emboss, I spritzed the front and back of the card stock with water (then blotted off excess between some paper towels) before placing it through the Big Shot. I was very pleased with the results, and highly recommend this trick with the Texturz Plates. You can always use a heat gun to more rapidly dry the card stock afterward--just remember that heating it gently and evenly on both sides (i.e., flip it over and back again, often) is the trick to help prevent buckling or warping.

Curly Label Love Card Stampin' Supplies: Short & Sweet stamp set, Riding Hood Red card stock & ink, Basic Black ink, Whisper White card stock, Scallop Edge Punch, Curly Label Punch Bundle (incl. Curly Label Punch + Cute & Curly stamp set), Movers & Shapers Curly Label Sizzix Die, White Organza ribbon, Crop-A-Dile (3/8" punch holes).

Curly Label Treat Holder Stampin' Supplies: "Yummy" Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Riding Hood Red card stock & ink, Pretty in Pink card stock, Top Note Sizzix Die, Movers & Shapers Curly Label Sizzix Die, SU! Backgrounds I Sizzix Texturz Plates, Crop-A-Dile (3/8" hole), Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain, small cello bag.

You can place your order NOW for any of these supplies through my ONLINE STORE, however, you'll need to wait for February 1st if you'd like to qualify for the "Yummy" stamp set, or any of the other five FREE items! You can also qualify for more FREE stamp sets during the Sale-A-Bration, as a Hostess--so give me a call today to book your Stampin' Playdate in the Colorado Springs area, on your preferred date! (719-205-5957)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Fearsome Foursome Card Packs!

Okay, so there's nothing "fearsome" about either foursome of cards, but the word made the title sound alliteratively correct :-) The photos above and below are a couple of boxed sets of (4) 4-1/4" square foldover cards and resized envelopes, which can easily be made with just a few supplies, using the instructions I created HERE.

All you need to have is a set of Designer Series Paper, and some coordinating card stock, ink, and either a coordinating stamp set or maybe Rub-Ons to embellish or add greetings! You can optionally use ribbon, brads, and whatever other bling you want, in order to dress them up. Just be careful--if you make them too pretty, you won't want to use them, or gift them!

I'll be adding to the instructions with a tutorial for the envelopes for these Four Packs very soon, so I hope you'll stay tuned! In the meantime, the gist of the envelopes is to take a Medium Envelope, seal it, cut one short end open, then trim down one side of the short end so you have a flap to fold over. PLEASE NOTE: if you want to mail these cards, they will need to go in an unmodified Medium Envelope in order to meet the minimum dimensions for the Post Office to deliver them.

By the way, if you haven't seen all the new products in the catalog yet, then take a peek at the NEW PRODUCT PRESENTATION in my ONLINE STORE. Just click on the New Catalog, New Products picture to take the tour.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


From now until January 31st, when you sign up to become a Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator on my team, you may choose ANY stamp set, $26.95 or less, out of the current catalog for FREE! This is all yours, just for choosing to do what you love! How awesome is that?!?

Scroll down my blog on the right sidebar to the "Help Wanted" sign and check out the instructions for joining my group of demonstrators. It's super easy, it's all can customize your Starter Kit with your choice of stamp sets and colors. If you want some tips on choices, just email me for suggestions.

You can look over the Starter Kit Flyer to see the standard contents of the kit, and check out the 2009 Recruiting Brochure to understand more details about how it all works. But, if you're visiting my blog, and you aren't already a Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator, then I know you will LOVE all the benefits of joining. Here are just a few:
  • Never pay full price again! You'll always get at least a 20% discount on retail products, and can qualify for a higher rebate through monthly sales totals.

  • As a demonstrator, you get a full-color monthly magazine FULL of samples, business ideas, and stamping and scrapbooking techniques and tips. You also have access to a demonstrator sample gallery, and tons of other training material through the Stampin' Up! web site. Seriously, this plus the discount are well worth the price of the Starter Kit.

  • Earn FREE Stampin' Up! product through demonstrator incentives and promotions, and even earn a Cruise!

  • Your hobby is no longer a drain on the family grocery budget ;-) As a demonstrator running a business, all your business purchases are tax-deductible! (Can your husband say that about his golf clubs??)

  • Earn extra money to support your habit, or to supplement, or even REPLACE your family income! Are you unemployed--then why not hire yourself, to do what you LOVE? Have a flexible job where you choose the hours and events you'd like to work.

  • Attend exclusive demonstrator training events and network with others who love what you love, and have thriving businesses, who can teach you how to also have a thriving business--all while you stamp and swap with the newest products!

  • You have as long as 6 months to meet your first sales quotas, and even if you decide not to remain a demonstrator after that time, you got a boatload of Stampin' Up! product in your Starter Kit at a HUGE DISCOUNT!

Really, I haven't seen a downside to trying it out, and in over 14 years of doing this, I have NEVER heard a single complaint from anyone who has joined and then decided not to continue with it later. Think of this: you get a bunch of merchandise you LOVE and will definitely use in your crafting, you get tons of support, and the opportunity to make as much more out of the opportunity as you'd like. And, the Starter Kit is so inexpensive that you can quickly earn back your investment and run your business in the black, debt-free nearly from the start, because there is no inventory to carry.

Email me for more information, or call me at 719-205-5957, or just hop on over to my Demonstrator Business Web Site Recruiting Page, scroll down and click on the words "Click Here to enroll" and sign up today, using my Recruiting Authorization Password: newdemonstrator

Monday, January 19, 2009

Simple Conversation Heart Box & NEW CATALOG!

Here's a simple Conversation Heart Box I made with minimal supplies. You don't have to put on the belly band, but it's a nice place to stamp a greeting, or write your "to" and "from" info. And the card stock used for the belly band is a leftover scrap, anyway. The written instructions for the box are HERE.

While you're here, please check out the Longaberger Baskets I have for sale. They make great gifts--let your sweetie know where to find them, and which ones you want for Valentine's Day :-) Your purchases help support my stamping habit, which in turn helps support my blog being filled with new ideas for new product!

Speaking of new product, the NEW SPRING-SUMMER 2009 IDEA BOOK & CATALOG will be live and available for orders at NOON MST TODAY (Monday, Jan. 19th). Head on over to my ONLINE STORE and register to browse and shop! Everyone who places an order with me in my Online Store, from now through January 31st will receive a FREE CATALOG from me!!!There are so many awesome new things, it's hard to know what to buy first! Here are some items that I think will be favorites, listed in groups of products that will work together seamlessly:

BIRDS, OWLS (perky and cute!)
  • Good Friend stamp set, #113740, page 91
  • Cheep Talk stamp set, #113204, page 90
  • On Board So Tweet (chipboard), #113893, page 183
  • Bright Delights Rub-Ons (4 colors in one pkg!), #113887, page 172
  • Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper, #113966, page 160


  • Friends 24-7 stamp set, #113218, page 81
  • Friendly Words Jumbo Wheel, #114696, page 81
  • Ever After stamp set, #113401, page 83
  • Romance wheel, #115121, page 83
  • Bella Birds Designer Series Paper, #113981, page 160
  • Parisian Breeze Designer Series Paper (textured, cover-weight), #113993, page 158
  • Eyelet Border Punch, #113692, page 184
  • Chateau Bella Rub-Ons, #111416, page 172
  • Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper, #113974, page 161
  • Fleurettes Accents & Elements (crocheted flowers!), #114019, page 177
  • Dress Up Ribbon Originals (patterned ribbon asst.), #114317, page 178
  • Love Sparkles Simply Scrappin' Kit, #113918, page 163
  • LOVE YOU MUCH BUNDLE, On Sale thru Jan. 31st, 20% OFF!


  • Totally Tool stamp set, #113256, page 47
  • To the Nines Specialty Designer Series Paper (textured, cover-weight), #114038, page 158


  • Just Buzzin' By stamp set, #113228, page 57
  • Hoppy for You stamp set (frogs!), #113270, page 63
  • Hoppy Memories Simply Scrappin' Kit (frogs!), #113936, page 163
  • Trendy Trees stamp set, #113258, page 91
  • Funky Forest wheel, #114695, page 91
  • Playful Petals stamp set, #113728, page 99
  • Sweet Stems stamp set, #113726, page 99
  • Tea Party Designer Series Paper #113992, page 161


  • Fifth Avenue Florals stamp set, #113734, page 106
  • Fashion District Rub-Ons, #113884, page 172
  • Canvas Cuts (canvas die cuts!), #113979, page 177
  • Taste of Textiles Specialty Paper (textured!), #113991, page 156
  • Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper, #113978, page 161


  • Thanks x 2 Card Elements & More Kit (pre-printed elegant cards you can stamp and embellish!), #114594, page 168

And here we go with some FABULOUS NEW ACCESSORIES:

  • Jumbo Brads (in neutral assortments, 5/16" and 5/8"), page 174
  • Clear Rhinestone Brads (pkg of 84), #113144, page 174
  • Designer Hardware (large, painted eyelets!), page 175
  • Flower Assortment Colored Designer Brads (4 colors), #112583, page 175
  • Corduroy Buttons (fabric covered buttons!), page 176
  • Button Latte Designer Buttons (neutral buttons), #114333, page 176
  • Organza Ribbon (5/8" white), #114319, page 179
  • Sticky Cuts Sweet, #114301, page 180
  • Stampin' Glitter (two new assortments, including chocolate and champagne!), page 180
  • Build-a-Fairytale Die Cuts (great for kids! coordinates with new Fairyland themed Décor Elements), #113950, page 181
  • Heart to Heart Punch (featured in Love You Much Bundle), #113694, page 185
  • Full Heart Punch, #113693, page 185
  • 8-1/2" x 11" Photo Albums (have returned!), page 187
  • CIRCLE SCISSOR PLUS (you have to have this--don't forget the glass mat and replacement blades!!!), page 188

NEW SIZZIX PRODUCTS (pages 193-203): This is an incredible section full of new and exciting dies--I absolutely need ALL of them, and you will, too!!! If you haven't gotten your Big Shot yet, you're going to want to buy it now :-) Look out for these special items:

  • A super-convenient Bigz XL Box #2 Die (p.194), you only need one small strip of adhesive to assemble it, it's great for chocolates like Treasures® or Nuggets®
  • Bigz XL Bag with Scallops Die (p,195), move over bagalope, now there's something meatier! Seriously, this is great for little favor or treat boxes!
  • Bigz XL SU! Movers & Shapers Curly Label Die (p.195), HOLY SMOKES this is get a foldover card that is cut and scored, and on the front you can move around the Curly Label die cut to any position you want! The die is the same size as the punch and coordinating stamp set, and the die has cute and delicate perforations outlining the cutout. Dude, you have to see this!!! And, once you see it, you'll have to have it!
  • Bigz Clear Dies (p.195), see through dies you can lay over patterned or stamped paper, or photos, to cut out in a flower, circle, or even a rolodex card!
  • Bigz Oval Scallop Frame Die (p.197) and Originals Ovals Die (p.199), layer scallops to your heart's delight! Don't forget the Oval Punch, and Wide Oval Punch, to get more range in size.
  • Originals Circles #2 Die and Originals Stars #2 Die (p. 199), cut circles and stars in a variety of sizes, and pair with coordinating Star and Circle Punches for even more possibilities!
  • SU! Billboard Alphabet Strip Die (p.198), an entire alphabet on one extended strip--and this one's exclusive to Stampin' Up!
  • Sizzlits 4-Pack SU! Lots of Tags Dies (p.201), nifty tag assortment!
  • Sizzlits 4-Pack SU! Big Bold Cupcakes (p.201), coordinates with the Big Bold Birthday stamp set!
  • Embosslits Dies (p.202), 5 new metal folders that emboss and die cut your image at the same time! Four out of five designs are SU! exclusives!
  • Textured Impressions SU! Manhattan Flower Die (p.202), COMING IN MARCH - an embossing folder designed to coordinate with the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set and Manhattan Flower Décor Elements, creates a dry-embossed floral card front
  • Texturz Plates (p.203), two sets to choose from--one is a SU! exclusive! Each set comes with 3 plates, each plate has a design on each side, so there are 6 options in each set, for only 9.95!!! You will want to make sure you purchase botht the Texturz Impressions Pad, and the Texturz Silicone Rubber pad from page 193 to work with these.

NEW! UNDER $10 section on page 208, featuring 8 single stamps, and two Mini Note Kits, all under ten dollars each, for a convenient and cost effective way to start stamping! Of course, they will also make handy gifts :-)

And don't forget our Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) stamp set, inside the back cover of the catalog. It is called Say It With Scallops, and it coordinates with the Scallop Square Punch. For each of these stamp sets sold, SU! donates $2 to RMHC. Stampin' Up! has donated nearly $700,000 to this charity to date.

Once again, you can get your hands on all this cool stuff starting at NOON MST on Monday, January 19th. And, anyone who registers and makes a purchase through my ONLINE STORE between now and January 31st will get a FREE NEW CATALOG from me!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Make & Take Mistakes!

A fellow SU! demonstrator here in town had a downline meeting on Monday night, and was gracious in letting "orphan" demonstrators, like me, join in the fun. (Orphan demonstrators are those whose uplines live very far away, or who are no longer active in SU!) Kimberly had just returned from a SU! Leadership Seminar, and brought a stamp set from the new catalog for us to do a Make & Take with. I was totally yakking my head off about the new catalog, and only did some quick stamping before I left...and I royally messed up. Since it was a new catalog set and I can't order it until January 19th, I couldn't just have a do-over at home. So, here's Lesson #1 in covering up smeared ink mistakes: sponge the daylights out of the card, and hope no one notices!

And I promise I wasn't trying to pretend I could pull off the old artsy fartsy display with the picture by sticking SU! product in the corner of it. I couldn't get the card to stand up on my slick tabletop, so the container of brads was keeping it from doing the card splits and sliding open and flat onto the table surface.

Stampin' Supplies: Good Friend stamp set*, Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper*, Whisper White card stock, Kiwi Kiss card stock, Chocolate Chip ink, Kiwi Kiss ink, So Saffron ink, Pink Pirouette ink refill (used for watercolor on flowers) Stampin' Sponge, Blender Pens, Pretty in Pink Tafetta Ribbon, Pretty in Pink brads, Keytag Punch (you have to cut your paper no taller than the height of the punch, stamp your saying, then slide only one end of your paper strip into the Keytag Punch to get one side rounded like that).

*Denotes New Catalog Product! You can shop the new catalog in my ONLINE STORE starting January 19th at NOON MST!!! Feel free to email me if you'd like to Book a Party with me, and get your FREE COPY OF THE NEW CATALOG, as well as the opportunity to complete your own Make & Takes with new stamp sets!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Conversational Topic

It's about time for another Valentine treat, don't you think? Here ya go, a box of Conversation Hearts, all prettied up for your most favorite sweetie!

I have to run for now, but I'll leave some written directions for those of you who may be desperate to try this out immediately. (A photographic tutorial will follow soon) These are super easy and fun to make, you can bling them up like I did, or just keep it simple and sweet.

1) Take an 8-1/2"x11" sheet of card stock and cut it to 6-3/4"x11", then cut it to 6-3/4"x4-3/4". (you can get two boxes out of one sheet of card stock...keep the scraps for decorating the box)
2) Score parallel to the 6-3/4" side, at 3/4".
3) Turn sheet 1/4 turn and score parallel to the 4-3/4" side at: 3/4", 3-3/16", 3-15/16", and 6-3/8".
4) Cut away the scored rectangle at the bottom corner which is 3/4"x3/8" and discard.
5) Snip up each score line on the bottom, to the 3/4" score line.
6) Decorate with wheel, stamps, or by layering DSP on whichever sides you want covered.
7) Punch holes in the two long sides with Horizontal Slot Punch. (making a template helps keep these uniform)
8) Fold box and adhere with SNAIL. (the little 3/8" edge will go inside the box, the bottom flaps fold in)
9) Place about 24" of ribbon through the punched slots, so that the ribbon is stretched across the top opening of the box.
10) Place a box of conversation hearts down into the box, so that the ribbon is pushed down into the box by the conversation hearts, then tie a bow at the top of the box.

Notes: You can cover the top of the conversation hearts box with coordinating card stock and/or paper if you want. I made my card stock 2-3/8"x3/4" for the top, and layered a slightly smaller piece of DSP onto that. You can use the long 1-3/4"x11" scrap from the original sheet of card stock, and cut it into two 7/8"x11" pieces, which can be wrapped around each of the two boxes for extra decoration if you like (sort of like a belly band). I layered a slightly skinnier strip of DSP on top of my belly band.

Stampin' Supplies: Rose Red card stock, Whisper White card stock, Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper*, Regal Rose ink, Rose Red ink, Kiwi Kiss ink, Blender Pens, Love You Much Bundle (I used the Love You Much stamp set & Heart to Heart Punch), Horizontal Slot Punch, Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals®. And, of course, I used a box of Conversation Hearts. Both the Brach's® and Sweetheart® brands come in the same size box, just for our crafting convenience, I'm sure!

*Sneak Peek product, available for purchase beginning January 19th at Noon MST!

Purchase directly from my ONLINE STORE, or email me to place your order for Valentine craft supplies NOW! Don't be caught in a panic by waiting til the last minute to take part in the biggest card-sending day OF THE YEAR.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

It's Ghirardelli Chocolate Time Again...

I created a few Ghirardelli® Chocolate Square™ holders in a Valentine's theme. You can find the TUTORIAL HERE.

Stampin' Supplies: Love You Much Bundle (Love You Much stamp set, Candy Lane DSP, Heart to Heart Punch), Riding Hood Red card stock & ink, Pink Pirouette card stock & ink, Whisper White card stock, Very Vanilla card stock, Scallop Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Crop-a-Dile (1/8" hole punch), Stampin' Dimensionals, Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette Striped Grosgrain, Blender Pens, Stampin' Sponge.

Stampin' Supplies: Happy Heart Day stamp set, Riding Hood Red card stock & ink, Pink Pirouette card stock & ink, StazOn Jet Black ink, Going Grey ink, Whisper White card stock, Basic Black card stock, Small Tag Punch, Word Window Punch, 1/16" hole punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Pretty in Pink and Riding Hood Red Tafetta Ribbon, Linen Thread, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Two-Way Glue Pen, Blender Pens.

You can order these items through my ONLINE STORE, or email me if you'd like to place your order through me. (When items are on backorder, you cannot order them thru the Online Store, but I can get them on order for you if you contact me directly!) [Remember: you will get a FREE set of instructions for the Valentine's Fantasy Box, with your purchase of the Love You Much Bundle, plus a discount on select products you'll need in order to complete the project! Check out the details at the end of THIS POST.]

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Bee Mine, Valentine

This picture just doesn't do this project justice, so I'll have to see if I can take a better one for you tomorrow in the daylight. UPDATE: the picture below was taken in the morning sunlight, but it was super windy so I only got one shot at it! [Click on the picture to see it full-size.]

I spent like all afternoon making this card. I don't usually take this much time making a card, but I had a vision of the starting point (a bee hive and bees in Pink Pirouette & Riding Hood Red) and not much more than that. So, I had to think it out as I went. And, it took a while to get it to where I was happy with it--especially with having to watercolor on Very Vanilla card stock, cutting out the delicate little bees, and then cutting out all the stamped letters individually.

How do you like the Pretties Kit hat pin used as an arrow through the heart on the top left? I felt so clever after that finishing touch! I dyed White Tafetta ribbon with the Pink Pirouette ink to get it to coordinate with the card. And, I don't know if you can tell, but the little bees' wings have a teensy bit of Dazzling Diamonds glitter which is quite adorable in real life.

This sample was made with products from the Love You Much Bundle, which you can order right now, but it's only available if you contact me directly. (portions of the bundle are on backorder, and the Online Store will not let you purchase out of stock items) I also used a new stamp set called Just Buzzin' By as my focal point. It's cute as a bug...which is appropriate, since bees ARE bugs...and you will be able to order it starting January 19th. The letters were stamped with the Short Order Alphabet. I'm too embarrassed to tell you how long that set has been sitting unassembled on my shelf. But at least it's all put together now that I just had to use it for this card!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

More Longaberger Baskets to Sell

I sold a few of my Longaberger holiday baskets, but still have a few more that I'd like to find good homes for, so I can reclaim my closet space. These baskets are in mint condition, never displayed, and kept in a smoke-free home. I only charge actual shipping (price calculated from UPS web site after purchase) on top of the prices listed. If your purchase is meant to be a gift, I would be happy to create a custom hand-stamped card to send along with it. These make thoughtful, personal gifts for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, or birthdays, especially for that special person in your life who already seems to have everything!

Please email me if you are interested in one or more baskets, and I will calculate shipping for your combined items, and send you a Google Checkout invoice to pay for your purchase securely online. Please be aware that baskets will be sold first-come, first-served to whomever finalizes payment first.

This is a rare basket, complete with the Collector's Club liner and heavy duty stacking 2-level plastic protector inside, and Longaberger Woodcrafts Lid. This combo also comes with a Collector's Club handle grip (wrap around with velcro closure), as well as the original basket booklet, plus a 25th Anniversary pictorial magazine of Longaberger through the years. The magazine was given only to Collector's Club Members during Longaberger's 25th Anniversary year. This is an excellent price for the entire combo of this rare, large basket. Basket dimensions are 20"x14"x9-1/2", and with my sale price less than the purchase price I paid 10 years ago it's quite a steal!.

This basket comes complete with the combo of liner, protector, handle tie, and lid (not pictured), as well as the coordinating star shaped ceramic tie-on. The handle knob features a metal embossed star. The combo includes original boxes for the basket, lid, and tie-on. This gorgeous basket commemorated the year 2000, and was only available to Collector's Club Members.

Features brass tag denoting "Collector's Club Charter Member", ceramic tie-on denoting Charter Member status, fabric liner, plastic protector, Charter Member handle wrap, original issue of Collector's Club Signatures magazine, original Collector's Club membership literature, and original collector's box. There are three Longaberger signatures on the bottom of this basket - Rich, his wife JoAnne, and their daughter Heidi.

Features braided leather handles, fabric liner, and plastic divded protector. Comes in original collector's box. This basket is about 10" or 12" in diameter, and is a great place to store anthing from buttons and balls of yarn, to tea cookies or biscuits.

Features braided leather handles, fabric liner, and plastic protector. Comes in original collector's box. This cute little basket would be a great place for Dad to drop his cell phone and pocket change at the end of the day!

Monday, January 5, 2009




Take advantage of a huge inventory blowout that includes not only items from the 2008 Fall-Winter Catalog, but also a few from the 2008 Spring-Summer Catalog! If you missed out on some of last year's In Color™ products, you'll really want to check this out...there are previously retired ink pads and ribbon available for purchase during this Inventory Blowout Sale!

Click HERE to view, or right click to download, the SALES FLYER.

Click HERE to view, or right click to download, the flyer of SALE PRODUCTS NOT AVAILABLE TO VIEW IN THE CURRENT CATALOG.

While you're at it, check out the list of Retiring Accessories which will no longer be available after January 18th. A handful of these products are also included in the Inventory Blowout Sale, and they are marked on the flyer below:

Click HERE to view, or right click to download RETIRING ACCESSORIES LIST.

Remember, these items are only available until January 18th, or while supplies last. The fastest way to order your items is directly through my ONLINE STORE, and you have the convenience of knowing the items you want are in stock as you check out.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Flower Fancy Foursome (FREE class)

It's been pretty busy around here, trying to clean up after the holidays and get back into the swing of things, but I did do a little bit of stamping I wanted to share with you!

All four of these cards were made with the Bella Rose Designer Series Paper, and the coordinating colors of ink card stock (Pretty in Pink, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, and Chocolate Chip), and the stamp set Flower Fancy. I used the Blender Pens to color in the images on the red card, and I used the Riding Hood Red reinker to make sure that red was nice and dark. I used White StazOn ink to get the flowers in the background to show up on the Chocolate Chip card stock. Also, since the Basic Brown ink pad is essentially the same color as Chocolate Chip, I used that for my brown, because the Basic Brown pad is waterproof...allowing me to watercolor over it without smearing it! As a final touch, I used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop the focal images up a little.

These cards are beautiful for use any time of year, whether you want to make them for yourself, or as a gift set to give away. They are also ideal to use for Valentine's Day, especially if you aren't into the heartsy-lovey traditional Valentine's Day images. Pair them up with a variety of greetings, stamped in neutral colors, then mix & match your greetings and cards as the occasions arise! Check them out below...and on any image to see it full size.

Order these products during the month of January, and use them in a FREE CLASS to make eight of the cards above (2 each of 4 designs), plus a selection of coordinating greetings to use with the cards, plus the matching envelopes. I will provide everything else you need in addition to the products below, and whatever adhesive you'd like to use:
  • Flower Fancy stamp set - die cut for easy assembly (#111578, $36.95)
  • Bella Rose Designer Series Paper (#112041, $9.95)
  • In Color Assorted 8-1/2"x11" Card Stock - 6 ea of 6 colors (#111347, $7.95)

Call me at 719-205-5957 to place your order, or place your order in my ONLINE STORE, and email me to schedule a time to attend your free class. The free class will be held in my home, or if you can get at least 5 others to also purchase the qualifying products this month, we can hold the class in another local spot your group chooses.

Of course, you'll have plenty of card stock and Designer Series Paper left to make tons more cards on your own, even after the class! If you want to have coordinating products for that, you may want to also order the following items. When any of these are ordered in conjunction with the three products above, you will receive a 10% discount on them (limit 1 each):

  • Basic Brown pad (#104315, $5.25), Reinker (#104314, $2.75)
  • Pink Pirouette pad (#111838, $5.25), Reinker (#111843, $2.75)
  • Riding Hood Red pad (#111836, $5.25), Reinker (#111839, $2.75)
  • Kiwi Kiss pad (#111835, $5.25), Reinker (#111842, $2.75)
  • White StazOn pad & Reinker (#106960, $11.95), Reinker alone (#106961, $4.95)
  • Chocolate Chip 8-1/2"x11" Card Stock - 24 sheets (#102128, $5.50)
  • Blender Pens (#102845, $9.95)
  • Whisper White 8-1/2"x11" Card Stock - 40 sheets (#100730, $7.50)
  • Whisper White Medium Envelopes - pkg of 40 (#107301, $6.50)

PLUS, for each of these additional supplies you bring with you to use for the free class, you'll receive a BONUS GIFT from me :-)