Friday, April 29, 2011

National Scrapbooking Month

SU! announced today that they are going to start the National Scrapbooking Month promotion TODAY! So, if there are Occasions Mini items or items from the Spring is Blossoming promotion that you want/need, you can combine them with this promotion to save on shipping! WAY TO GO SU!

Feel free to download the flyer and then contact your demo to place your order.

National Scrapbooking Month

And, don't forget to stop back by on May 1, to download the new Summer Mini. If you'd like to have a hard copy, let one of us know and we will send one your way!

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Stamping!

Friday, April 22, 2011

It's Really Happenin'

For those of you that know me, you know that my hubby is getting close to retiring (in a few months), so today we took the next step. We put our house on the market. It won't hit the MLS until the end of next month, but after 26 years, it's going to take me longer than that to clean out the 'clutter'!
If you're looking to buy in Simi, give our realtor a call. If you're not, keep your fingers crossed that in this market, we can get what we need to build our dream 'retirement home'!!! Thanks for stopping by today.

Best Friend Blogger Award

I received this award from my friend, Johann Ham in Delaware. What an honor. You can visit her blog here. She does amazing work! Hope you enjoy your visit.

I will pass this on to two of my 'virtual' stamping friends who also have awesome blogs: Christel Mellinger and Connie Collins. Thank you again, Jo!

Have a Happy Easter everyone!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Rubber Rummage Sale

If anyone is in the Simi Valley area and would like some great prices on some used stamps, tools, papers and more, please stop by on Saturday from 8AM to 2PM. As the flyer reasonable offer refused. I'm trying to clear out prior to our big move! Hope see a lot of you on Saturday!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spring is Blossoming!

Finally, I'm going to post some cards that I made with the Spring is Blossoming promotion stamp set (Four Frames) and the Designer Series Paper (Paisley Petals). First, I want to show you the set and the paper in a better light than can be seen on the website.

This is the clear mount version of the Four Frames stamp set. As you can see, it lends itself to many sentiments, styles and occasions.
This is the Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper. It, too lends itself to many occasions and styles.

Here are some of the cards that I made with these two items, which are available for purchase (with a minimum $20 purchase) through the end of the month. It is also available to hostesses FREE, with a $350 workshop. If you'd like to purchase or host a workshop, please contact one of us!
This card uses Old Olive, Baja Breeze and Whisper White card stock. I also used some retired twill in Old Olive, the scallop edge punch and Old Olive and Baja Breeze markers.
This card used my least favorite of the Designer Paper (so had to use it to see if it would grow on me). Once I ran it through the Petals a Plenty embossing folder, I liked it much better. The card stock base is Tangerine Tango. I also used River Rock card stock, a Tangerine Tango button and the lace.
This card uses Baja Breeze for the card base, an Old Olive layer and the Designer Series Paper run through the Square Lattice embossing folder. I used Night of Navy ribbon and buttons. The layer behind the frame is Old Olive.
This card base is Cherry Cobbler. I then attached some 5/8" Very Vanilla grosgrain to another piece of Cherry Cobbler to make the band. The frame and sentiment are stamped in Cherry Cobbler. All the sentiments for these cards are from the Hostess Set Silhouette Sentiments.

Thanks for stopping by today and for your patience. I really intended these to be loaded a couple of weeks ago. Remember you can only get this Designer Series Paper and the Four Frames stamp set through April 30. These items will be available in the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog, but if you don't purchase them this month, you won't have another chance until July!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Here Comes the Bride

I know I promised samples with the new Four Frames stamp set and the Paisley Petals Designer Series paper, but I've been one busy mom. I'm making the wedding invitations for my son's wedding in June! I know, I know, they should be done by now and for the most part, they are. I'm just waiting for a couple of addresses from my future daughter-in-law and they'll be ready to hit the Post Office!

These are the gatefold invitations with the ribbon wrap. The card stock is non-SU!, she didn't like the browns that we had and she wanted linen card stock. The swirls are from Baroque Motifs and the P is from the Lovely Letters Alphabet. The ribbon is also non-SU! provided by the bride to be. The P is mounted inside the Very Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware label.

This is the invitation open. Again, the P from Lovely Letters (ironically, both of their last names start with P, so it was a no-brainer to use it!). The little swirl on either side of the P is from a retired set called Noteworthy. It was the perfect size for the little flap that is securing the vellum invitation. I also used the Scallop Trim punch.

These are the response cards, also printed on vellum and held in place with a retired punch, the Wrought Iron pocket punch. Thanks for stopping by today and I promise the samples using the Spring is Blossoming promotion will be uploaded soon! Check back often.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Spring is Blossoming!

Happy Spring, Everyone! This new Stampin' Up! promotion is wonderful! This month you can purchase a new stamp set and new designer series paper that will be debuting in the new 2011-2012 catalog. Or you can host a workshop and earn it FREE! Check out my website here for all the details.

And, for the first time, Stampin' Up! has added Grab Bags to the Clearance Rack. Clearance rack items can only be ordered through my online store, here. These items are available only WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Check back in a few days for samples using the new Four Frames stamp set and the Paisley Petals Designer Series paper. Thanks, for stopping by today and HAPPY STAMPING!