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Monday, April 29, 2013

New - Bloomin' Bouquet Kit

Here is something......started at 3pm today and only available while supplies last

Here is the link for the day I will figure out how do show the picture and the video without having to add the link separately....

A kit to make 13 flowers and it includes the stamps though, but wouldn't this be a gift you can make and give away to several people? 

Today while shopping at the grocery store, Martin's in Eldersburg, MD, Everyone! yes everyone I came in contact with there today was helpful, cheerful and I would have loved to give something like this to several of the gals who helped today.

It is called the Bloomin' Bouquet kit, #134542, $12.95 and comes to $15.10 with shipping and tax, and each flower will only cost me $1.16.....woohoo.  a bargain.

Kit contents:
  • 2 sheets of preprinted and precut flowers on 12" X 12" cardstock; makes 13 flowers using Pool Party, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Rich Razzleberry
  • 13 Vintage Faceted Buttons
  • 13 green floral wire stems

I plan on getting a kit tomorrow when I put my order in tomorrow night, I just hope they are still available...I will have to take my chances.  If you would like to add a kit to my order tomorrow, send me an email, or you can go online at my website and order the kit at any time, even right now....

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Hello Doily Wedding Invitations & some Blog Candy

Last weekend, my friend and downline, Phyllis Miller, her daughter, granddaughter - Morgan, and her Maid of Honor and I stamped and assembled her wedding invitations. There were a total of 120 invitations, envelopes, RSVP cards and envelopes...that is 480 times we used the Hello Doily stamp! Great use of that stamp, don't you think?

Here are pictures of the invitations, the first one is shown how they will go in the envelope, wrapped in bakers twine. Yes, we embossed the invites and the RSVP cards! That's a lot of white embossing powder. The 2nd picture shows the actual stamp we used, the invite and one of the envelopes, We used the soon to return Bermuda Bay ink to stamp the doily on the envelopes. So what do you think of the invitations? Leave me a comment, Please and on Tuesday, I will pick a winner for some FREE current or soon to be retired Goodies. I can't show you them, because depending on how many comments I receive, I might draw more than 1 winner. I have over 40 stamp sets that are retiring, and and lot of retiring accessories.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

All Dolled Up Kit from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! has come up with a Great Kit, just what I need, that is for sure.   I like the dress form die in the Spring Mini, but haven't made the decision to purchase the whole thing yet.   This kit gives me those dresses and other embellishments to make 6 cards with envelopes, everything except adhesive. 


The Dolled-Up Birthday kit includes the following:
  • Dolled-Up Birthday Photopolymer Stamp (1)
  • 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Crumb Cake Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • 2" x 4-1/4" Very Vanilla Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (6)
  • Tea Lace Paper Doilies (6)
  • Dress Up die-cuts (6)
  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot (1)
  • Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim (6 pieces)
  • Sponge Dauber (1)
Get everything you need to make six cards for only $15.95 (item 133913)!*

To assemble one card, follow the instructions below:
  1. Place the stamp on clear-mount block D or H rubber side up and ink with the Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot.
  2. Stamp "Happy Birthday" at the bottom of the card front.
  3. Ink the Sponge Dauber with Soft Suede ink and gently antique the doily and the edges of the dress form.
  4. Adhere the pieces to the card front in this order:
    • Doily
    • Very Vanilla Cardstock
    • Dress form
    • Flower
Of course these instructions are a suggestion only, you can make them any way you like....YOUR WAY!

Contact me to get your kit soon.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Swaps at the Stampin' Up! Baltimore Regional

No swaps were made by me this time at the Regionals, however there were hundreds of Swaps on display and Shelli got the job of picking her Number 1's.   (she actually picked 5)

My choices were different, so here are pics of my top 5 favorite Swaps that I saw.   I'm sorry I don't know who the creators were, but if you see your card posted, let me know and I will add your name to your card.

This first one is by Jody Brechbill, I know that because she shared it on Proverbial Stampers fb page and I told her I loved it.
 Need for Speed, water coloring, embossed metal.   A great card for my husband, I might have to CASE it for his birthday!
 Summer Silhouettes, I just love this set and love the colors used (sniff, sniff! Baja Breeze)
 This butterfly was GORGEOUS!!!!! shimmered much more than it shows in this picture

I love how this card was made with the sunflower and speckling of colors and embossed with the honeycomb embossing folder.   I can't turn the picture...sometimes I just can't figure out how to do that!!!


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Photopolymer Stamps now availble at Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! introduced Photopolymer stamp sets, there are 2 sets now available more to come in the new catalog.   I will be honest and I haven't tried them yet, maybe after the new catalog.

and here is the 2nd set, just released a few days ago....I am catching up!

New Product......This and That

Here is another new product This and That, a scrapbook that you can do whatever you like with it.   I will get mine tomorrow and can't wait.

Check it out:   This is a youtube video on This and That


Best of Butterflies - April

I am catching up....finally up to date....

Best of Flowers - March

Here is the set for March, Best of Flowers.....notice the change in size of these flowers from when they were in catalogs past? 

Best of Love Set

Here is February's Best of set:

Best of......stamp sets

This year is Stampin' Up!'s 25th Anniversary!!!  To Celebrate, Stampin' Up! has started releasing the Best of Stamp Sets. They are a collection of stamps from the past, while they are the same images, sometimes they are not the same size as when they were released years prior.    One new set each month til March 2014, each set is Clear mount only and each set sells for $14.95.   You can purchase these sets from now thru March 2014 even though a new Best of ......set will be launched each month.  When you purchase your first Best of set, you will receive a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of.... set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95!  Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014. 

Since I have just learned how to put these pictures of the sets on my blog, thanks to my upline Carol Taggart.....and over the phone.

I am a few months late in posting these pictures of the sets, but I will post these sets over the next few hrs....sorry about all these posts so close together, I have been working on these posts for weeks!

Here is the first, Best of Birthdays

New Wood-Mount Cases

Stampin' Up! has come out with new cases for wood mount stamp sets,   They are made like the clearmount stamp cases and will have the stamp index of stamps on the front and spine.   Oh this is one change I am going to LOVE.   I love wood mount stamps and only changed to mostly clear mount when S/Up came out with their clear mount stamps.   I still purchase some sets in wood, because I want to pick up a stamp and use it, not hunt for a block, make sure I it's aligned, etc.  

Check this video out....  Well the video isn't working for me, however if you go to Stampin' Up's Website it will work there.   Try this link above the picture of the new wood-mount cases


Color Refresh

I have not been able to put some of the new things that Stampin' Up! has happenin' now.   So I am trying something.....

Sure hope this works:

Well I think I did it!!! Woo Hoo!  Just wish it was larger.    That will have to be my next learning class.

I was sad about Baja Breeze (you probably heard me crying last week) I am over it now, I will still miss some colors but I am learning to anticipate the new and different.  I can't wait for the new In Colors (which I saw at Baltimore Regionals) and I think they are beautiful!

Stampin' Up! Baltimore Regional

WOW! yesterday was a Blast! and TODAY was the whipped cream on the top of this Sunday and Weekend!! 

A Fantastic Weekend - Yesterday at the Stampin' Up! Regional Convention in Baltimore. SO much positive energy in the place with 800+ demonstrators, Shelli and Sterling Gardner, Carrie Cudney, Holly Linford, Brian Pilling, Shannon West and all the helpers IT WAS THE BEST!!! Here are some pics, Stacy and Jessica,,   

  Diane and myself
 the donations to the RMDH of Baltimore - these donations filled my Honda CRV!  It took 4 of us to carry down all the containers to the entrance of the Convention Center and 2 cart loads from my vehicle inside the RMDH.  Stampin' Up! Demonstrators are Fantastic!  Many items on their Wish List, $$$ in gift cards and hand stamped cards and envelopes, card stock and even postage stamps!!

Sandy at RMDH - Baltimore had no idea when I told her I was going to bring donations, just how much I was really going to bring!  The women were SO Grateful to receive these donations and overjoyed. 

and Jessica getting her Prize from Shelli!

Today was the RMDH of Baltimore Red Shoe Shuffle 5k and my daughter, Robyn and I participated even ran (between the crosswalks), they raised $260K and were able to purchase a new Shuttle Van. 

and Look who I ran into along the race!!!

Elvis and Me

  Thanks to all the Amazing Demos who donated yesterday, whether you donated wish list items, gift cards, postage stamps, cards and envelopes and card stock!! You are the Best!  and I can't Thank You enough.