JANUARY NEWS

1. SALE-A-BRATION REWARDS START JANUARY 28TH. Schedule a workshop with me to get your extra hostess rewards to spend.

2. ALCOHOL MARKERS FOR COLORING AND SHADING COMING THIS QUARTER

3. JOIN MY STAMPIN' UP! TEAM FOR ONLY $99 and GET A TOTALLY CUSTOMIZED KIT WORTH $150 PLUS FREE REGISTRATION FOR CONVENTION THIS YEAR IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH IN JULY.

Wednesday, March 30

SPRING, GLORIOUS SPRING ...

Spring is Blossoming


Promotion details: Spring is Blossoming with Sneak Peek products from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog. You can get these brand-new products in one of two ways in the month of April:

•Spend $20* on any Stampin' Up! products and become eligible to purchase both the Four Frames Stamp Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.


•Host a $350* workshop and get the Four Frames Stamp Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper for FREE
                  *Net sales before tax and shipping

Start thinking about having a spring workshop now so you can get your hands on these exciting, new products in April--three months before the debut of the new Idea Book & Catalog!


                                
Four Frames Stamp Set                                            

Wood item #123440   $20.95

Clear Mount item #123442  $15.95

Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper item #122367  $9.95

There are (9) Colors in the Pasiley Petals designer paper pack:

Baja Breeze ~ Chocolate Chip ~ River Rock~ Old Olive~ Cherry Cobbler~ Not Quite Navy ~ Soft Suede ~ Tangerine Tango ~ Marina Mist

Call or email me *info at top of blog* to get on my APRIL WORKSHOP CALENDAR FOR YOUR WORKSHOP.


Wednesday, March 23

Thank you gift set

I made this adorable (even if I do say so myself!) Thank you cards gift set complete with the gift box.  It is a wedding shower gift for the bride to have some personal thank you cards to mail out. 

The colors are not showing up very well, so sorry.  But I used Night of Navy with Bashful Blue.  I used the Elizabeth single stamp, and then used the thank you from the Because I Care hostess set in the big catalog.  I used some DSP that I think I got as a hostess gift a while back, along with Bashful Blue 1" ribbon from the Clearance Rack and I tied it with some silver and gold cord (retired).

I used the navy brads from the brads collection as well as the decorative label punch or is it the designer label punch?  The small one!  ha  I can't remember which is which with those names.  This second photo shows the colors just a little bit better.  On the gift box I used the larage flower punch and the single stamp FOR YOU. 

I got both the ELIZABETH stamp and the FOR YOU stamp FREE with Sale-a-bration.  YOU STILL HAVE A FEW MORE DAYS TO GET YOUR FREE ITEMS FROM ME.  Order $50 merchandise on my SU ordering site and get YOUR FREE ITEMS.

AND

THIS WEEK ONLY I AM GIVING OUT A FREE GIFT TO EVERYONE WHO ORDERS A MINIMUM OF $35 OF MERCHANDISE FROM ME.  I have several items for you to choose from - a new pack of card stock, a new marker, or some gently used discontinued stamp sets.

Happy stamping - have fun!!

Tuesday, March 22

NEWS ABOUT OUR GRANDSON'S PIG

Some of you may remember that my grandson is raising a show pig through the Jr. FFA.  It has been a great learning experience for him and his family.  Also for us.  We have learned so much we would have not had any opportunity to learn about otherwise.  Pigs are quite friendly.  And they love to play.  Well, there are only 3 weeks left  before the County Fair where he will be shown and sold.  Kyle says he really likes Yorks and wants to stay with them and do another one this fall for the same county fair in the spring.  They grow so quickly - in 6 months he went from 30 lbs as a little piglet when they got him to 280 lbs!!  Big boy for sure.

Kyle has done such a good job taking care of this big guy and done such a good job showing him in the ring.  We are really proud of him.  Here are a few photos of Milton (that is the pig's name).  Thanks for endulging me.  More cards next post, I promise.  Enjoy these photos of a big pink piggy named Milton.




Wednesday, March 16

TIPTOE THROUGH THE TULIPS

OH HOW I LOVE SPRING - especially springtime in TEXAS.  The humidity is low and the weather is reasonably cool.  It is fabulous.  I have been working in my garden planting cilantro, tomatoes, tomatilloes, fennel (for the monarch butterflies) and some flowers like impatients and daisies.  Impatients should be my "signature" flower - because I SURE AM IMPATIENT!!  ha

Here is a fun card I tried after watching Valita's wonderful UTube videos on using punches unusually.  This tulip is made with mostly the OWL PUNCH which is then punched with the oval punch.  It was fun to make.  Please tell me what you think.  And for sure go to UTube to search Valita and watch her amazing videos on punches flowers.  She is Awesome!!

Stamp:  Oval All
Paper:  Daffodil delight, poppy parade and pear pizzazz card stock; Sunny garden DSP
Punch: Owl punch, large oval punch
Inks:  daffodil delight, poppy parade and pear pizzazz
Embellishments:  flower brads, daffodil pompom trim
Other: top note die, big shot, sponges, stamping dimensionals, tombow glue, snail adhesive

Happy spring to you all. 

Sunday, March 13

OH NO -- LOOK AT THE CALENDAR!!!

Hey crafters, DON'T FORGET that you ONLY have until MARCH 31ST to get your SALE-A-BRATION FREE ITEMS before they are GONE, GONE GONE!!  How did it go by so quickly??

I KNOW you have been thinking you wanted that one or two SOMETHING SPECIALS listed on the back page of the mini.  Those are from the regular BIG CATALOG but are still FREE with a $50 order!!  BUT you only have a little more than TWO WEEKS LEFT to get those sets FREE FREE FREE.

AND IF YOU HAVE A WORKSHOP, YOU CAN GET EVEN MORE FREE ITEMS FROM ME TOO!!

I have a special for anyone who books a workshop with me DURING THE SALE-A-BRATION and it is just from ME, in addition to all the free things you get from SU.  Contact me immediately so we can get it going. 

If you don't live near Houston area of Texas, I can do a WORKSHOP IN A BOX for you and you won't miss out on a single thing except my SMILE!!

HURRY, HURRY, HURRY...

Thursday, March 10

ANOTHER BLOGGER AWARD - THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

SMILEY at http://bugalooscraproom.blogspot.com/ awarded me with another Stylish Blogger Award. I don't even know her real name, but THANK YOU VERY MUCH.  I appreciate that you read my blog and enjoy it!!

I have already told you about me in my last award, so I will just name 4 blogs today to get the award and I will choose 4 more tomorrow.

Blogs that have now been awarded the Stylish Blogger Award by me are:

http://lilybeanpaperie.typepad.com/lilybeans_paperie/  This is a very artsy paper site and she is very creative.

http://www.gabycreates.com/  She does paper crafting and other fun crafts.

http://justsomethingimade.com/  Inspiration and creations by Kathe Holden.

http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/  Creative tips, tricks and tutorials for crafting of all kinds.

Enjoy and tell them congrats on winning this award, ok?

Inky fingers and paper scraps to all!!

Tuesday, March 8

SARAH'S WORKSHOP

Workshops during Sale-a-bration are so MUCH FUN!!  I chose for this card the designer paper and buttons that you can get for FREE with a $50 order with me.  I used the Oh Sew Suite stamp set with the adorable measuring tape and the buttons card.  LOVE It! 

I really enjoy the color combo of MELON MAMBO, DAFFODIL DELIGHT AND TANGERINE TANGO.  They are bright and cheery and go so well together.  We popped up the tape measurer on Stampin Dimensionals as well as the button card and the spool of thread.

Inside of card:  I used the saying from SWEET TREATS STAMP SET.  If you don't have this set yet - you MUST consider getting it.  I use it the most of any of my stamp sets!!

I demonstrated this simple Easter treat bag, filled it with a single serving of Skittles and gave it to my hostess:


I also demonstrated my BIG SHOT and showed them how to make fabric flowers with the FUN FLOWERS DIE and how it can cut through 8 layers of regular fabric.  It was so fun.  Oh, I demonstrated my NEW CROPADILE tool as I cut through all layers of this fabric flower and then inserted the brad center.  This is a heafy strong tool that is worth the cost for sure. 

Thanks for looking and Thanks to Sarah and her workshop attendees for participating in the fun!!

Inky fingers and glittery skin to all!!

Sunday, March 6

CARD GROUP CARDS

WE HAD SUCH A FUN TIME WITH OUR CARD GROUP.  WHAT WE DO IS EACH CREATE A CARD AND CUT OUT ALL THE SUPPLIES, ETC. FOR EVERYONE IN THE GROUP.  THEN WE EACH MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENT CARDS OF THE GROUP THAT NIGHT.  IT IS SO FUN.

FIRST WE HAVE JACKIE'S CARD:

IT CAN BE EITHER A WEDDING OR ANNIVERSARY CARD; IT IS MADE WITH THE BIRD PUNCH.  SHE USED THE POLKA DOT EMBOSSING FOLDER FOR THE BACKGROUND.

HERE IS KILEY'S CARD:


KILEY USED THE EMBOSSING FOLDER FIFTH AVE FLORAL ON VELLUM, THEN WE USED THE WHITE PEN TO ACCENT PARTS OF IT FOR HIGHLIGHTS.  VERY ELEGANT.

THIS CARD USES THE "FOR YOU" SINGLE STAMP YOU CAN GET FREE NOW FROM SALE-A-BRATION.  AND THE PUNCH THAT MATCHES IT.  AS WELL THE THE LITTLE LEAVES SIZZLET DIE AND SOME YUMMY FREE RIBBON AND DSP FROM SALE-A-BRATION.

THIS LAST CARD IS FOR ST PADDY'S DAY.  IT IS MADE WITH THE LARGE HEART PUNCH.  I PUT AN AWESOME FABRIC BRAD IN THE MIDDLE FROM THE OCCASIONS MINI.


I USED THE OLIVE STRIPED RIBBON FROM THE CLEARANCE RACK.  LOVE IT.  AND AN EXPIRED STAMP GOOD LUCK WITH THE 2 DIFFERENT SIZE TAG PUNCHES TO TIE ON THE RIBBON WITH LINEN THREAD.  GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!

I DON'T SEEM TO HAVE THE OTHER CARD WE MADE.  I WILL HAVE TO LOOK FOR THAT PHOTO AND POST LATER.

HOPE YOU HAVE HAD A WONDERFUL SUNDAY. 

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