Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Hi! Tonight my awesome upline Beth and my fantastic sideline Kelly (blog to come soon...right Kelly?) got together to do a shoebox swap. We each brought 2 cards and all the supplies to make them (paper pre-cut to make it more speedy) - the reason for "shoebox" is that all the supplies should fit in a shoebox.
Here are the two cards I made for our mini-event! I'll be posting pictures of Beth and Kelly's cards soon! Anyway I used a great set out of the new catalog - Love You Much for the first one. I also used a sketch I found at CPS (Card Positioning Systems - it was challenge #24). I LOVE that sketch and will probably use it again in the near future!!!
The second card was a request from my upline - she loves Organic Outlines but doesn't own it (I won it at Convention this summer! Won it! Me - who never wins anything!!!). Anyway, I bought a DVD of techniques demonstrated at different Stampin' Up! regional seminars last year and wanted to try a technique from it: Craft Smoosh. You cut open a page protector (I used an extra 6x6 one from an SU! album - perfect for a card front) then smoosh one craft spot color on one side of the page protector and another color on the other side. Then smoosh the two together, roll with a brayer, put in two sheets of glossy cardstock back to back - glossy sides out, roll over with the brayer and pull out. At this point you have several choices: 1) let it dry (since it is glossy cardstock and craft ink this may take a while) 2) emboss with clear powder (what I did on this card - the piece is in the background) 3) emboss with Iridescent Ice Embossing powder (It was too busy for this card but absolutely beautiful!
You can also put drops of the metallic Encore reinkers into the page protector and smoosh for another amazing look! When you are all done smooshing (you could probably get 4 card front pieces if your spots were super juicy), just take a baby wipe and clean off the page protector until the next time you want to smoosh! Fun technique! The card is a bit busy for me but in the end I ended up loving it! I also used a sketch for this one - this time SCS sketch #210 (I'll try and link that up later as well). High hopes for tonight - I was up until 4 am last night so I might be fading fast really soon!!!
Hopefully I'll be back later with a supply list, entry for Kristina Werner's Inspiration Challenge, and a case of a catalog (yeah new catties!!! I LOVE it!!!) for my Swapper Anonymous group (a support group for people who sign up for far too many swaps!) HI SA girls!!!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
I'm in love with Wordle...here's the one I did just by typing in my blog address. The larger the word appears, the more it is used. Apparently I talk about Designer Series Paper frequently (too bad I'm a hoarder of it so I don't use it as often as I talk about it!)
I think I'm going to try to find one of the Bible...that to me would be super interesting...I'll be back later if I can get that going. I bet it would take the site forever to generate that one! Have a happy happy Sunday!
Monday, January 5, 2009
I apologize for not posting the Love You Much Bundle earlier - it is such a cute stamp set, paper, and punch!!! I LOVE the punch! I used it recently to make a wedding card by punching the stamped hearts as well as just out of cardstock to vary the effect. Too cute! Anyway, here's the pertinent info about the prices and order number (you cannot order individual items out of the bundle until January 19, 2009). I also LOVE that the hugs & kisses image fits into the scallop circle punch! Too cute! I hope to be back with some samples tomorrow! :)
Here is the list of retiring accessories - they are only available until supplies run out!!!
Item # Product Description Availability
111377 ACCENTS & ELEMENTS ROOF GARDEN
112012 ACCENTS & ELEMENTS SEASON TO SHARE
112088 ACCENTS & ELEMENTS TRUE ELEGANCE
102782 ALBUM LEATHER BLACK 12X12 Not Available
104188 ALBUM LEATHER BLACK 6X6
105384 ALBUM LINEN POST MELLOW MOSS 6X6*
104516 ALBUM LINEN POST NAVY 6X6
105381 ALBUM LINEN POST REAL RED 6X6*
103977 BUTTONS BOLD BRIGHTS*
103978 BUTTONS EARTH ELEMENTS
103981 BUTTONS EARTH ELEMENTS & NEUTRALS
105446 BUTTONS RICH REGALS
105445 BUTTONS SOFT SUBTLES
103604 DAYS-TO-REMEMBER CALENDAR 12X12
102174 DAYS-TO-REMEMBER CALENDAR 8 1/2X11
112465 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER BANBURY
112462 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER GEORGIA PEACH
112463 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER GHOSTLY GREETINGS
112040 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER GREEN TEA
112470 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER HAIKU
112460 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER HAWAII PAPAYA
112469 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER HOLIDAY TREASURES
112458 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER JUNIOR VARSITY
112459 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER MAINE BLUEBERRY
112466 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER MUIRFIELD
112149 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER PARISIAN SUMMER
112467 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER PRESTWICK
111355 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SUMMER PICNIC
112039 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER WINDSOR KNOT
112963 ELEMENTOS PARA TARJETAS DIAS FESTIVOS HECHOS A MANO SIMPLY SENT
106523 ENVELOPE TEMPLATE FIVE-IN-ONE CARD COVER
104104 ENVELOPE TEMPLATE MINI
107298 ENVELOPES CONFETTI WHITE MEDIUM
110695 ENVELOPES OPEN END KRAFT SMALL
109115 ENVELOPES OPEN END VERY VANILLA SMALL
103372 METAL EDGE TAGS ALUMINUM WHITE SQUARE
107925 ON BOARD BITTY BOOK*
109190 ON BOARD CLIPBOARD 9X9*
109180 ON BOARD SIMON UPPER
112086 ON BOARD SOMETHING SEASONAL
107923 PAGE PROTECTORS RING 3.25 X 3.25
104942 PUNCH 1/4 INCH CIRCLE
104943 PUNCH 1/4 INCH SQUARE
107273 PUNCH 3/4 INCH SQUARE
104389 PUNCH DOUBLE CIRCLE*
100391 PUNCH HANDHELD 1/8 INCH CIRCLE Not Available
104830 RIBBON GINGHAM CARAMEL
104829 RIBBON GINGHAM LIGHT BLUE
104828 RIBBON GINGHAM LIGHT PINK
104831 RIBBON GINGHAM MOSS
109037 RIBBON GROSGRAIN MORE MUSTARD 1/4 INCH
110282 RUB ON ANCHORED
111806 RUB ON CHILLS & THRILLS
111805 RUB ON SCHOOL DAYS
111417 RUB ON WORD FLURRIES
110283 RUB ONS TAKE NOTE
112193 SIMPLY SCRAPPIN I WISH
112186 SIMPLY SCRAPPIN PINA COLADA
112068 SIMPLY SCRAPPIN SUMMER HOME
112043 SIMPLY SCRAPPIN U R SWEET
112061 SIMPLY SCRAPPIN WINTER RETREAT
112016 SIMPLY SENT CARD ELEMENTS HANDMADE HOLIDAY
109868 SIMPLY SENT CARD KIT LIFELONG NOTES
103647 STAMPIN STORE MINI
105813 WRITE ME A MEMORY FONT CD VOL II
107212 MATEYS MAP
106749 BRIGHT BULBS
104100 MAKING TRACKS
108978 SANDY SHELLS
109694 SWEET STARS
111249 TAKE A NUMBER
*This item is discounted and included on the Inventory Blowout.
Finally, the INVENTORY BLOWOUT...there are items that have already retired, will retire January 18, 2009, as well as a few items that will appear in the new catalog! They are offered at discounts of up to 50%...check out that Holiday Country Living Kit - what a great deal at 50% off!!!
Here's the link to the flyer with all products and prices listed!!!
I hope you can find something that interests you and get a great deal on it at the same time!!! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need anything or go ahead an order online through my SU! website (Click SHOP NOW and then add the items you want to your basket!)
Have a fabulous night guys!!!