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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Advent Frame and Boxes

My longtime friend, Kathie came to visit today and stamped, she brought some show and tell.   This is an advent frame with boxes that she brought to show me.

This frame and all those boxes came flat, she put together all the boxes and the pieces of the frame.   Then she painted the entire project, YES even the insides of the boxes.   It's hard to see in the picture, but the numbers are on small punched out circles and have crystal effects on them, a great touch.   The angels are cut out and glued on, there are lots of embellishments on this project.   Kathie, I think you did a Great JOB!!! Love it.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Club cards for August

WOW!!! where has August gone?   This makes me kinda sad.   I love summer, the heat, beach, sunshine and yes love watching lightening and listen to the thunder.   NOW! I don't like the hurricanes or earthquakes both happened here last week.   The earthquake happened while I was working at the Church  in the office (A good place to be).   Irene blew through here on Saturday evening and our lights flickered and we lost a couple limbs and about 1000 twigs from our trees, but that was it.   Truly Blessed.  I have friends still without power, lost $$$$hundreds in spoiled food, going to gym and friends houses to take a shower and filling jugs with water for flushing the toilets.   Going to Starbucks, Panera's and other like places to charge phones, ipods, laptops, etc.   My daughter and I actually played a game instead of being on the computers all night.  Praying that the Power companies stay strong and get power turned on to all.  Praying for that day to come soon!!!

I have a few things to share:   I have tons of pictures, but it would take forever to upload them all, so here are a few.   The first  is one of the August Stampers Club cards.....

When the Summer Mini came out, I just had to have this set....On the Grow....Did I use it?   very little!  SAD, gotta have that stamp set, then barely use it.   I finally pulled it off the shelf, dusted it off and made this card for the stamper club...I used Calypso Coral card stock for the card base, From the Garden DSP (JUST LOVE THAT PAPER!)  Tomorrow is the last day for the DSP special, buy 3 get 1 free...Need more information, just contact me. 
I used watercolor paper and stamped the scooter in black staz on, let dry a few minutes and then used those WONDERFUL WATER COLOR CRAYONS and my aqua painter to color in the image.   SO FAST.   I attached the image to daffodil delight and Pacific point card stocks and then using dimensionals, put that onto the card.   With some white satin ribbon and a flower brad.    The card took some time to put together, but the recipient will love you for it.

This is the 2nd club card:

Wisteria Wonder card stock as the base card, Concord crush card stock as the layer under the stamped image from Upsy daisy stamp set.   Using wisteria wonder ink, I inked up the stamp, then using sponge daubers, sponged  concord crush and elegant eggplant inks directly on the stamp randomly and stamped the image on white card stock.   I punched out some scrap of concord crush using the large oval punch and tied some wisteria wonder ruffled ribbon (OH MY...LOVE IT.   My new favorite ribbon).

New Holiday Mini starts in a couple of days and can't wait to show you some of those new items in that mini catalog.

Keep Save all my friends and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

GREAT DEAL!!! Buy 3 get one FREE

Stampin' Up! has a great promotion that started Aug 1st and runs thru Aug 31st .....Buy 3 packages of Designer Series Paper and Get 1 package FREE.    This is a SUPER Deal....and if you only want half a package, the deal is even better.  Let me know which packages you like to split and I will match you up with someone else wanting those same papers.

Don't Delay, this offer won't last forever...

Details:   During August, you will get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper when they buy three!  Use this limited-time offer to stock up on all your favorites, including brand-new designs from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.   Hostess and Speciality DSPs not included in this offer.

Here are a few projects using DSP:

This first project is the Blossom Box, it is a new Big Shot Die (I don't own it, YET).   Isn't it cute???
 This one uses the Fancy Favor Box Big Shot Die.....Using Designer series paper in the Big Shot is super easy and you can cut more than one piece at a time.   Like the Big Shot?   Own One?   Own a similar Die Cut machine?   Want to learn how to use it?   Use it to it's potential?   Watch for my upcoming Big Shot Class....and for those of you who purchased the Big Shot from me....This class is FREE for you.
 OK, this card shows just using a small strip of DSP.....How many cards can you make from one sheet of DSP???? 12 for this size with just a strip leftover.  That's a lotta cards outta one sheet of DSP!
 AND this card:  All DSP and some ribbon...Cute way to use up scraps, huh? This was a swap card from convention....It also uses the Big Shot...the embossed image around the edge.

Notice all those clear mount stamp sets behind the card?    That's some of the FREEBIES we received at Convention.