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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Club Card - Bordering on Romance

This month's club card uses Bordering on Romance from the Occasions Mini catalog --I used so many things from the Occasions mini.....the lovely blushing bride pleated  satin ribbon!!! oh my I love that ribbon.   the new framelits dies for the Big Shot - Labels collection and some new twitterpatted designer series papers too.  

Stampin' Club makes two cards and I have a picture of the 2nd card, however it is sideways and can't get the picture to turn around, so I will post it tomorrow when I take a new picture.   I'm trying to beat the posting cut off - on blogspot.   Can't figure out how to make my posts happen a friend used to say "I want it all and I want it NOW!!!"


Coffee Cake and Cards Jan 23rd - Cancelled, Stampin' Up! News and More

I am cancelling my Coffee Cake and Cards tomorrow, Monday Jan 23rd.   My driveway is a sheet of ice and even though I can drive up and down the driveway, walking is a whole different story and I don't like any of the endings I envision for me or anyone else walking on it.

I will hold the next Coffee Cake and Cards on Monday, January 30th, 9am  RSVP no later than 7p, Jan 29th.   Have questions? contact me to find out more.

Stampin' Club!

   Club orders will be going in on Tuesday for January's Club.   Ribbons shares  update:   I have several people signed up and there is room for others.   Contact me to find out more!

   Stampin' Club! for February will be held Feb 24th and Feb 26th, the 4th Friday and Sunday.  Feb Coffee, Cake and Cards will be held Feb 27th 9am, RSVP no later than Feb 26th, 7pm.

Stampin' Up! News

   Stampin' Up!'s Leadership Convention was held last week and there were some changes announced about the upcoming new catalog year...

Starting June 1, 2012, Stampin' Up! will release one annual catalog, comparable to (but smaller than) the current Idea Book & Catalog, and two seasonal catalogs, comparable to (but larger than) the current mini catalogs."

The current Idea Book and Catalog 2011-2012 will expire at the end of May instead of the end of June as originally planned.  
The Occasions, Summer, and Holiday Mini Catalogs will be replaced by two seasonal catalogs called the Holiday Catalog and the Spring Catalog
    • The first Holiday Catalog will run from August 1, 2012 through the beginning of January, 2013
    • The first Spring Catalog will run from the beginning of January, 2013 through May 31, 2013.
  • The seasonal catalogs will be larger in both size (8 1/2" x 11") and page count (about 40 pages) than the current mini catalogs.

Items that will be discontinued as of June 1st, 2012:
D├ęcor Elements and Simply Adorned

There may be other retirements/items discontinued (which is normal at the end of a catalog time frame), and these will be announced later in the year. Decor Elements and Simply Adorned is being announced now as they are complete product lines not individual products that are being discontinued. Letting you know early will give you time if you Love these product lines, you can still pick up items before they are no longer carried by Stampin' Up!. 



Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ribbon Shares from the Occasions Mini Catalog

Ribbon Shares

Have you seen that pleated satin ribbon in the Occasions Mini????? It is gorgeous!!! much better in person. Several people have asked me if I would split the ribbon...Of course I will!   Also, in the Occasions mini are  5 colors of the Baker's Twine....

Here how it works:

Pleated Satin Ribbon
For $8 you will get 1 yard of each of the 4 colors

Baker's Twine Ribbon

For $4 you will get 5 yards of each of the 5 colors

These prices do not include shipping for those of you who are not in the Westminster, Maryland area.   Contact me for more information.

Contact me to sign up for either of the Ribbon Shares of if you have any questions.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Blowing Bubbles Card

While blog surfing the other week, I stumbled onto Catherine Pooler's Blog and found a different technique I had not tried.   Here's the directions:

Take some kids bubbles…..yes those bubbles that kids play with outside.    Pour some of the bubbles in a container and add 15 -20 drops of ink color.   Do as many colors as you would like….I did 3 colors, each a separate container.  Stir to mix ink with a straw.   NEXT -  blow bubbles using the straw and place a piece of white cardstock on top, pressing into bubbles.   Change colors as desired, blotting on a paper towel occasionally.   Place a paper towel on ironing board (another use for it!!!!) then place cardstock faces down and press with a warm iron, moving iron around (so you don't burn it) do this til the cardstock is dry.    Stamp open image in black stazon on the cardstock.
Here is the one I did, even using the same stamp set that she used....  

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Guest Stamper

My first Guest Stamper is my Mom, Edna Hurtt.   She lives in Melbourne, Florida and is an avid stamper and woman who is always on the go!!!  At 84, she volunteers at the Brevard Zoo one day a week....checkin' up on those Giraffes...  On weekends, she works at stores presenting new food products, is a member of the local Elks Club and I know I have a hard time keeping up with her.

Sometimes I send her some inspirations, cards that I have seen on blogs, websites, SU catalog or now and then I come up with an original...Not often, cause I am great at copying.....  She just got a smart phone and is learning some new tricks...She sent me a picture of a card she made using one of the inspirations I sent her as a guide.    Here is her card:

See, I learned something too.   How to save her picture to my computer so that I could share it here!!!  The card is Calypso Coral and the images are from Artistic Etchings, Charming and the greeting is from Perfect Punches.  She added some brads and some non Stampin' Up! ribbon.   Pretty good, Huh?

Thanks Mom for being my first Guest Stamper and one of my Biggest supporters.    I Love You.

Want to be a Guest Stamper?   Just send me a picture of a card or project you made with Stampin' Up! stamps and accessories (an occasional non Stampin' Up! embellishment is ok).