Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy Birthday, Susie!

Today is my daughter Susie's birthday! She is 19. It's hard to believe I--I mean SHE is that old! LOL She was the teeniest little thing when she was born--only 6 pounds even. Now she's my grown up college daughter!

We pre-celebrated her birthday in December, while she was still home, but of course we still sent a package for her actual birthday! How did I send her off to college without a few blank greeting cards, you may ask? Well, I have Swiss cheese for brains apparently. So I sat down in my craft room last week to come up with a few that might suit her.

First, you should know that my mojo has been seriously missing for a couple months. Ok, maybe more than that. LOL It feels like there has been so much going on, I haven't just sat down and crafted for my own enjoyment. First I shoved everything to the side cleared off my table, and then I started looking through all my pretty new things from the Occasions Mini and Sale-a-bration brochure!

The Welcome Neighbor DSP pad (a FREE Sale-a-bration reward!) caught my eye. My hoarding gene immediately raised its head--"What if you need that paper for a more important project later?" But it's for *Susie*, so I knew I could do it! Once I got started, the ideas came easily! This paper is really easy to use!

I didn't even stamp on this one! {gasp} It seemed just right the way it was, and now Susie can use it for any occasion that comes up! I'll have a few more to share over the next few blog posts. Open up that paper and USE it!

Happy birthday, Susie!

Welcome Neighbor DSP (118401) SAB brochure p 7 FREE
Bermuda Bay and Kraft cs
Bermuda Bay polka dot ribbon

Monday, January 25, 2010

Mini Milk (Chocolate) Carton

This is the third project we made at January's club meeting. You *know* how I am about the Big Shot! And this new Mini Milk Carton Die was a MUST HAVE! It's teeny, which makes it all the easier to fill with candy! LOL

My club members had two options for decorating it--one with the new Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel and one with the Pinking Hearts Border Punch and the Sending Love Specialty DSP. The only trick to this die cut is that you need to be sure to use a bone folder to make hard creases and don't miss any of the fold lines! (I did several times in the attempt to make a sample, but I just did it to make everyone feel better. Really.) We used Teeny Tiny Wishes with the Word Window Punch and the Modern Label Punch! I love that set! Every time I need a greeting, it's in the Teeny Tiny Wishes box!

And how 'bout those cutie pie epoxy brads??? Ya gotta have 'em and you know it!

Mini Milk Carton Die (Occ Mini p 23) 117310 $32.95
Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel (Occ Mini p 27) 117693 $8.50
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set (p 145) 115370 $36.95
Real Red cs (p 156) 102482 $5.50
Sending Love Specialty DSP (Occasions Mini p 13) 117153 $11.95
5/8 Satin Ribbon Chocolate (Occ Mini p 27) 117287 $8.95
Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel (Occ Mini p 27) 117693 $8.50
Pinking Hearts Border Punch (Occ Mini p 11) 117649 $15.95
Chocolate Chip Epoxy Brads (Occ Mini p 13) 117272 $3.25
Modern Label Punch (p 187)116630 $15.95
Word Window Punch (p 187) 105090 $15.95
Chocolate Chip Classic Ink
Sticky Strip (p 192) 104294 $6.95

Friday, January 22, 2010

Happy birthday to me!

My birthday fairy sent me a wonderful gift today!

Meet Lloyd the Llama. Isn't he adorable??? Llamas are kind of my thing--which is a verrrrryyyyyy long story available on the Stampin Addicts site, if you care that much. LOL Suffice it to say that they have come to represent free spirits, happiness, and a positive attitude! 

My birthday sent me other wonderful gifts, too, but I thought I should share Lloyd today! Have a great Friday for me!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Making a Difference

On January 12, 2010 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, leaving in its wake devastation so overwhelming that the Haitian people and their leaders can only look for help from the outside to cope.

From now until February 28, 2010, $2 from every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set purchase will be donated to the American Red Cross’ Haiti Relif and Development Fund. The Red Cross is already well-established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.

Product Name  Item #  Price 
I {Heart} Hearts – clear-mount  (block D recommended)  118571  $18.95 
I {Heart} Hearts – wood-mount  117010  $26.95 

In the past, when terrorists attacked the Twin Towers, when a tsunami struck Indonesia, when a hurricane destroyed New Orleans, and when wildfires ravaged Australia, Stampin′ Up! demonstrators have stepped forward and showed their commitment to making a difference in the lives of others. This time is no different.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

With All My Heart

Oh, hey! It's Wednesday and I haven't blogged yet this week! Aack! LOL Sorry about that! I seem to be having a hard time getting back in the swing of things! 

We made this card last week at our club meeting. Isn't it fun? And in light of all the New Year's resolutions going around, I thought we should fill it with something *other* than candy! {gasp} Of course, you *could* put candy in it if you wanted to! We used scraps of Designer Paper, Red Bead Duo (p 180) 110731 $9.95, and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (p 180) 102023 $4.50.

This card features a bunch of new products! First--how about that adorable border punch on the left side! You can get it for FREE by placing a $50 order during Sale-a-bration! The punch is called the Scallop Trim border punch (SAB p 9) 11840, and again--it's free! 

And then, there's the gorgeous new Designer Paper, Sending Love Specialty DSP (Occasions Mini p 13) 117153 $11.95. One side of each sheet is all glittery goodness! Yummy! And it's not just for Valentine's Day, either. The satin ribbon makes it very easy to tie a beautiful knot or bow! Here we used 5/8 Satin Ribbon Vanilla  (Occ Mini p 27) 117291 $8.95.

Of course, the "heart" of this project is the Heart Treat Cups (flyer) 120435 $2.95 for 12. They match the Full Heart Punch (p 187) 113693 $15.95 perfectly! 

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Sale-a-bration blog hop!

You know how great the Stampin Addicts blog hops are! Check out these 23 stops all filled with ideas for using the Sale-a-bration sets you can earn for free! Click the banner to start exploring!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

You stole my heart!

This is one of the projects we made last night at our Stampin Up Club! It uses the brand new set Love Bandit from the Occasions Mini! That little raccoon just makes me smile! And the yummy new specialty designer paper Sending Love! You have to see it in person! One side is all glittery! I'm off to go pet it some more!


Love Bandit Stamp Set (Occasions Mini p 16)    
Unmounted 118577 $13.95,
Woodmounted 117086 $17.95
Very Vanilla cs (p 155) 101650 $7.50
Real Red cs (p 156) 102482 $5.50
Sending Love Specialty DSP (Occasions Mini p 13) 117153 $11.95
5/8 Satin Ribbon Red (Occ Mini p 27) 117286 $8.95
Chocolate Chip Classic Ink
Scallop circle punch
Real Red Marker

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

It's time to Sale-a-brate!

One of the most anticipated promotions of the year is here!

What you need to know:

Promotion Dates: January 5-March 31, 2010
Promotion Details
Our Sale-A-Bration promotion gives reason for everyone to celebrate!
Customers: Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 purchase (before tax and shipping).
Hostesses: Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $300 in workshop sales*, in addition to our regular hostess benefits.
*Note: This benefit only available on qualifying customer, demonstrator, and workshop orders. Online orders do not qualify.
Recruits: Choose any retail stamp set (valued up to $47.95) from the current catalogs when signing up during the promotion. Plus, get 15 percent off your Starter Kit (Standard or Digital+)!

Starter Kit 
Regular Price 
Sale-A-Bration Price (15% off)
Standard Starter Kit
Digital+ Starter Kit

The Stampin' Memories Add-On can be added to these kits, but will not be discounted.

Things to Remember
  • Orders qualifying for a free Sale-A-Bration product with a $50 purchase may be placed with a demonstrator, customer, workshop, or online order.
  • Online orders do not qualify for the free hostess Sale-A-Bration item at $300.
  • All Sale-A-Bration products (except the Scallop Trim Border punch) are exclusive to this promotion and will never be offered again. The Scallop Trim Border punch will be available for sale in the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog, but now is your chance to get it free!