Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Punch a Bunch -- And Feel the Love!

We are in the Final Days of the August Stampin' Up! Punch a Bunch Promotion! If you haven't gotten your hands on this cutie little punch box set -- you don't know what you're missing.

The blue tin comes packed with the Three for You Stamp Set -- and all the stamps are DIE CUT (just punch and go -- no trimming or cutting required!). The adorable three flower punch matches the stamps exactly. And you get three stampin' spots -- two are the In-Colors of Wild Wasabi and Purely Pomegranate.

But wait -- there's more!

Order from me by August 31st and you'll get 30 3x3 note cards with envelopes for free! The cards are in the yummy new textured cardstock. The colors are Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate and So Saffron. The envelopes are Very Vanilla and if you haven't stamped on and mailed with one of our envelopes yet, give them a try and see the quality firsthand.

I've ben telling everyone who will listen the box is soooo great because with the promotion it contains everything you need to make darling cards. Pre-scored cards, envelopes, ink, stamps and a punch. And don't get me started on how much I love keeping everyhting together in that sweet box!

So go ahead -- Punch a Bunch -- item # 109227 -- before August 31st!

(If you need new ideas for Show and Tell consider this punch. Sophia snatched it right off my work table and took it with paper scraps to show and tell and punched a bunch for everyone!)

Monday, August 20, 2007

August Stampers Club

Here is what we're making at this month's meeting.

* We will scrap highlights of the entire summer using the Office Accoutrements Stamp Set and the coordinating Notations Double-sided Designer paper. The base of our album is the 5 x 5 On Board Art Journal. And we are adding photos the super simple way - by using the Spiral Punch to put them right into the book!

*A Birthday card that incorporates the Office Accoutrements Stamp Set and Prints Designer Series Paper.

*Our Christmas Card uses the new Year after Year Stamp Set and coordinating See You Around Jumbo wheel.

Our Technique portion includes hints for watercoloring stamped images and by popular demand the Cliffs notes review of cutting and scoring 101!

See you there!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Happy Birthday, Craig!

Here's how you know I love you. I let some of my always cherished, always hoarded stash of retired Cool Caribbean cardstock make its way onto your birthday card. Now THAT's special!

Stamp Set: Office Accoutrements
Cardstock: Cool Caribbean, So Saffron, Whisper White
Patterned Paper: Petals & Paisley
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Chocolate Grosgrain (retired), 1 3/8 in circle punch, 1 1/4 in circle punch, pencil eraser

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Sparkling Summer

We are getting ready to celebrate a 3rd birthday around here -- and we're doing it with a POOL PARTY! I sat down to make a batch of invitations and I wasn't all that inspired by anything that popped into my brain. And so I said to myself WWJTD?

Those of us who are immersed in the cult -- er, company -- known as Stampin' Up! often make business and creative decisions by asking ourselves, What Would Jan Tink Do? Jan is a fantabulous stamper and demonstrator in Michigan . She is the goddess of GO-JUHS and she loves herself and all her fans love her right back.

Well, wouldn't ya know Jan Tink had previously crafted up a cutie litle invitation with the Sparkling Summer set that she folded into a basketweave based on an article in a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator magazine from a few years back. That did it! I pulled out my Bold Brights and scored and cut and folded -- and there you have it!

One more confession. Sparkling Summer isn't even my stamp set. Had to borrow it from Auntie Robin. I lovd the set for years -- should have bought it half a dozen times and then it retired right out from under me this past summer. Let that be a lesson. Buy 'em when you like 'em. Or hope Auntie Robin did!

Stamp sets: Sparkling Summer, Hugs and Wishes
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, YoYo Yellow, Pixie Pnk
Ink: Black Staz-on, Tempting Turquoise, YoYo Yellow, Pixie Pink
Accessories: Turquoise Grosgrain, Blender Pens, 1/8" hole punch, Black Journaler

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

The Wasabi Twins

So Joe walks in last night with the following questions.

Joe: "What time is dinner?"

The Little Voice Inside My Head: "Every night for the past year -- yes, exactly one year since we moved, a hot meal has been placed by me on the table in front of you between 5:45 and 6:00. Even when I'm leaving for a meeting, I still have it all timed out."

Actual Answer: "5:52."

Joe: "Who made the mess on the screened porch?"

The Little Voice Inside My Head: "You just would not have believed the aliens that swooped in here and took out all the plastic dinnerware to arrange such an elaborate tea party. And I think Martin, the Wonder Cat, helped."

Actual Answer: "I let them have a tea party."

Joe: "Hey, I need two presents and cards. For new babies. John's and Stuart's."

The Little Voice Inside My Head: "What do I look like, a Hallmark store?"

Actual Answer: "Remember that new catalog Stampin' Up! Demonstrator order that cost you a small fortune? I'm so glad I got those things because now I can whip out my Year after Year stamp set and the matching See You Around Jumbo Wheel and play with some new color combinations involving that Wild Wasabi cardstock I am so wild about it. Good idea, honey!"

Sometimes it is very hard to tell my inside voice from the outside one!

Stamp Sets: Year after Year, Warm Words, Holidays & Wishes, See You Around Wheel
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Pretty in Pink Whisper White
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Pretty in PInk, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Whisper White Grosgrain, Aquapainter, Crafter's Tool Kit