Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Shhh! I wasn't going to show this yet, but...

Nope, I was going to keep this hidden until after Leadership but couldn't resist showing it off.  This is my creation for one of the organized swaps at Leadership this year, but when I saw the Pal Paper Arts Color Challenge (PPA126) and these were the same colors I used, I just had to submit it.  Hope you like it!

I did use Marina Mist card stock and ink, Very Vanilla card stock and Not Quite Navy ink in making this card, as well as the new Rue Des Fleurs stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for looking and Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

It's a New Year!

I'm ashamed to say that it's been way more than a year since my last post.  Well with this being a New Year I thought I'd start it off on the right foot and get this blog up and running again (only this time I'm hoping to be a bit more consistant with my posting)!  Now that I've said this to the world I had better keep my promise!

There has been so much since I last wrote here: many Mini events across the country including a few new 1st place awards for my "Minnie S"; a new MINI (or two...traded in the older ones); lots of stamping and creating too!  So rather than go back and try to remember all of that stuff that happened too long ago, I figure I'll just go forward from here.  I will be sharing some of my latest CASEs and creations in the next week or so, but I figured it was best to just get started and to let you know I'm back (and hopefully not forgotten)!

C' ya soon and Happy Stampin'

Monday, October 26, 2009

4th and Final Deals of the Week for October

I hope you all have been able to take advantage of the great specials Stampin' Up has been offering this month.  This is the last one for now and runs through October 31st.  Don't know if they'll be more "Deals of the Week" in the future so jump on this ship before it sails!

This is the Pirate Party kit and includes enough materials to make 8 invitations with envelopes, 8 treasure chest  boxes, 8 chipboard eye patches with 7 yards of elastic cord, 24 food toppers with picks, 20 paper penants and 6 yards of 1/4" black grosgrain ribbon.  It will help make any pirate themed event a hit!

Here is the Princess Party kit and includes materials to make 8 invitations with envelopes, 8 purse boxes, 8 crowns, 24 food toppers with picks, 20 paper pennants and 17 yards of white 1/4" grosgrain ribbon.  This kit will surely make your little Princess feel like royality!
Order today by clicking on my Stampin' Up store in the upper right corner.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Deals of the Week #3

The third Deals of the Week are from October 19, 10 AM (MT) through October 26, 9:50 AM (MT).

To place your order, click the following link http://creating_smiles.stampinup.net/ and look for the Shop Now button in the upper right corner of the web page.

Iris Folded Ornament

Today's card is my holiday creation using the iris folding technique.  I love this technique because it looks like you've spent many hours slaving with papers and adhesives, but it really moves quickly.

I used Old Olive (100702), Real Red (102482) and Whisper White (100730) cardstocks as well as Merry Moments DSP (115672); Old Olive Classic Ink (102277) with the Lovely as a Tree stamp set (115026) and Real Red Classic Ink (103133) with the Heard from the Heart stamp set (111644); our ornament punch (116794) and gold Elastic Cord (109867).

Below is a closer look of the iris folded area.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Deal of the Week #2

Throughout October, get all-new Deals of the Week—with select products up to 25% off!

See below for this week’s Deals of the Week, there are pictures below, so that you know which one you are getting. Head over to my Online Stampin' Up! Store to make sure you get your deal! Click on the "Shop Now" button in the top right corner.  These items are on sale thru October 19th, 2009.

Item             Description                                         Special Price  
115961         Perfect Setting Bigz XL die                        $25.99
114515         Flower Burst Embosslits die                       $  5.99
116760         Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL die           $25.49


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Stampin' Up! is doing it again!

October 1st brings so many wonderful things with it.  Besides officially being in the last quarter of the year and the season of some of my favorite holidays, Stampin' Up! has now released a wonderful new product to it's already terrific lineup.  Beginning today you can order the "My Digital Studio" software!  Demonstrators have been privy to an early peak and most of us have been having a ball with it.  First of all, it's so much more than just digital scrapbooking.  You can create albums, cards, calendars and even multimedia items.  It uses all the Stampin' Up! colors including the new In Colors (both current and last season) and many of our stamp images, ribbons, buttons and embellishments.  And we even have professional printing service available.  There will be future releases available for download that will probably include more of our stamp images as well as designer paper patterns.  If you want more information, just contact me through my Stampin' Up! website.

Stampin' Up! has also brought back the weekly specials!  During the month of October, Stampin' Up! will offer several discounted products as "Deals of the Week."  No limits and no minimum purchase required. Here is this week's special beginning today through October 11th:
             Week 1 Deals of the Week

                 Item              Description                      Special Price
                 109183          Trio Flower punch                  $10.99
                 109041          5-Petal Flower punch             $10.99
                 110709          My Way punch                      $11.99

Stay tuned for more specials coming your way! 
But wait, there's more....

With the launch of our much anticipated My Digital Studio software, new recruits can purchase an exclusive Starter Kit that includes My Digital Studio, in addition to stamps, inks, and accessories.

Starter Kit Price: $185 (over $295 value!)
Digital+ Starter Kit Contents:

My Digital Studio software
Party Hearty and Petal Pizzazz stamp sets
Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pads
Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red Stampin' Write markers
Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
Real Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
Button Latte Designer buttons
Stampin' Dimensionals
Mini Glue Dots
SNAIL Adhesive
Business supplies (product catalogs, order forms, training DVD, and other supplies)

You'll get all this not to mention the many benefits of being an SU Demonstrator, as well as new friendships, many resources, idea and support with making this a successful business.  Sign up today!