Tuesday, February 26, 2008

10 for 10 Sneak Peek!

It's time for the Sale-a-bration 10 cards for 10 Dollars Workshop. It's cheaper than Hallmark and so easy to do because the prepping and measurng and cutting is done by the time you walk in the door.

We'll be making 2 cards each of 5 designs. All the cards are versatile and just what you need to keep on hand.

The sneak peek begins with this Happy Birthday card that you can send to just about anyone!

Class Date: Sunday, March 9. RSVP by: Saturday, March 1. It's all on my Stampin' Up! Calendar of Events!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Something to Brag About....

Sometimes it seems like I just don't post enough of my scrapbook work. It may be in part because I am such a lousy photographer and scans of my pages look even worse than the pictures..... Anyway, here's another one of those 6 x 6 "Brag Book" pages I love so much. This page can be completed in (really!) minutes. Since the picture isn't so good it is hard to see the flower background stamped with "Taken with Teal" as well as the little flowers on the title box stamped off in Apricot Appeal.

This page premiered at a workshop today (thanks, Sally!) and will be making other apparances in this post-Valentine's Day "season".

Stamp Set: Time Well Spent
Paper: Taken with Teal, Confetti White, Apricot Appeal
Ink: Classic Black, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Taken with Teal
Accessories: Wide Celery Grosgrain, Silver Brads

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Birthday!

To a special stamper and scrapper and an original "Scrapford Wife"! Have a wonderful day, Hillary!

Stamp Set: Birthday Whimsy
Paper: Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Wide Rose Grosgrain Ribbon, Deco Edge Scissors, embroidery floss, Fresh Favorites Buttons, loads of Dimensionals!

Happy Heart Day!

Hope your day is full of hugs, kisses and love!

Stamp Set: Happy Heart Day
Paper: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Bordering Blue
Accessories: Large Tag Punch, Theater Ribbon Originals, Blender Pen

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

More Classroom Treats!

These Valentines have nothing to do with candy at all. We are giving the gift of creativity to the 3 year olds! The boxes of crayons are wrapped in belly bands I rolled through the paper crimper for a little texture. Then I stamped tags with my ultra favorite "Crayon Kids" set. It's been retired for a few years and I think I continue to use it more than ever before! Remember, always buy 'em while you can still get 'em!

Stamp Sets: Crayon Kids, Cold Play (the "to and "from")
Paper: Glorious Green, Whisper White
Ink: Glorious Green
Accessories: Paper Crimper

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Lovin' Our Lollies!

It's been a Valentine Craft-a-thon around here -- but thankfully treats will begin heading to their destinations tomorrow! That includes this batch of lollipops with covers that are headed to Kindergarten Valentine Mailboxes. The covers are straightforward 5 1/2" X 2 1/2" rectangles stamped on the outside and embellished, with the addition of names and four punched holes so that the ribbons can be tied and the lollies stay put!

Stamp Set: Happy Heart Day, Cold Play (for the "to" and "from"), Doodle This
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black
Accessories: Black Gingham Ribbon, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Scallop Punch, 1/8" handheld punch, blender pens

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Special Delivery!

I'm still making Valentine gifts and I'm still altering those little mailboxes from the Dollar Spot at Target! This little pair is headed to Kindergarten next week. The mailboxes themselves are covered in last year's Stampin' Up! Valentine Designer Paper called "Loves Me". I loved it then, I bought tons before it retired and I still love it now. A few pieces of the ribbon are from the coordinating "Flirty" Ribbon originals that retired along with the paper. I've used the Medium Cello Bags (you know, the ones that came with your bundle!) and filled them with Hershey Kisses all wrapped in pink!

Stamp Set: NONE -- no stamping at all!
Paper: Loves Me Designer Series Paper, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Taken with Teal
Ink: Chocolate Chip (sponged, not stamped)
Accessories: Rose Wide Grosgrain, Flirty Ribbon Originals, Theater Ribbon Originals, On Board Chipboard, 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Scallop Punch, Hershey's Kisses(!)

Monday, February 04, 2008

For My Valentine.....

I'm going to send this one to his office just to see if he opens his mail! We generally don't exchange cards (or apparently gifts, flowers, chocolate or any other trinkets!) on Valentine's Day. So this one isn't frilly and doesn't contain sparkly hearts or traditional colors. That makes it sort of my un-Valentine for my un-Valentine. ( The stamp set and the designer paper have both retired, yet remain favorites of mine.)

Stamp Set: Love Matters
Paper: Kraft, Darling Doodles, Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, Confetti White
Ink: Black Staz-On, Wild Wasabi, Blue Bayou
Accessories: Jumbo Eyelet, Blue Bayou Stitched Ribbon, Blender Pens, Dimensionals

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Starter Kit Madness!

That's what is going on in these parts during Sale-a-bration. If you've been thinking about joining the Stampin' Up! Family now is the time -- and here's why:

*The starter kit of stamping and business supplies has been reduced to $159.00 (regularly 199.00.)See the kit HERE.
*As part of Sale-a-bration you can also select a stamp set of your choice from the Big Catalog.
*I'm so happy to have a new member join my team I'll thrown in the "Happy Everything" stamp set that is so wonderful and versatile.
*The first order you place as a Demonstrator is eligible for a 30% discount - and if you place that order before March 17th that order is also eligible for free Sale-a-bration sets. You'll be swimming in stamps!

It's easy to join online through my Official Stampin' Up! Website. Send me an email through the link to the right and I'll send you back the password. You are just a few clicks away from fun, friendships and FREE stamps!