Friday, April 30, 2010

It's a Stampin Addicts Blog Hop!

My talented friends at Stampin Addicts are at it again! Take a tour of the upcoming Summer Mini Catalog!

If you are my customer (or would like to be!) and haven't received your copy of the Summer Mini yet, please drop by and pick one up! Thanks!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

To the tree! To the tree!

I love Dr Seuss. I think Go Dog, Go was one of the first books I could read myself. But anyway, I completely copied this card from my dear friend Kim. It's a good thing she loves me! It was my swap for April's club! Thanks Kim!

Trendy Trees is on sale this month--just a couple more days to get a great deal on a fabulous set! And all those great Designer Series Papers?? They'll be disappearing in the next couple months, too! Get 'em before they're gone!


Stamps: Trendy Trees
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Tall Tales DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Accessories: Old Olive 1/4" grosgrain, Jumbo Neutrals Brads (5/8"), Big Shot, SU Polka Dot embossing folder, Stampamajig, Stampin Sponge, Dimensionals

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Rag Quilt Purse Class and a Garden Journal

I have two spaces left in my Rag Quilt Purse class! Let me know if you'd like to attend! It will be next week, Thursday, April 29.

I love to garden, and this time of year, everything is growing like crazy! Especially the weeds, but that's not really the best. Stampin' Up!'s project of the month is this beautiful garden journal!

Here's a list of the supplies, and Greenhouse Garden is even on sale this month!

  • Greenhouse Garden
  • Hope Happens
  • Chocolate Chip card stock
  • Confetti White card stock
  • Old Olive textured card stock
  • On Board 5" x 5" Art Journal
  • Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Regal Rose Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon
  • Linen thread
  • Button Latte Designer buttons
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Bone folder
  • Stamp-a-ma-jig

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Watercolor Roses

I am so excited that Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo are sticking around! I made these watercolor roses last fall, and they've been hanging around my craft desk all these months! My real roses are not doing much yet, so I thought it was probably time to do something with these, instead!

I dyed white taffeta ribbon with Melon Mambo ink, and I reallyreally like it!


Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
Paper: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Shimmery White
Ink:  Summer Sun, Regal Rose, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo (all reinkers), Versamark
Accessories: Clear embossing powder, white taffeta ribbon, SU Polka Dot embossing folder, Pretties Kit (pearls), Big Shot, Little Leaves sizzlet

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Rag Quilt Purse Class!

After several requests, I've decided to hold a class on the rag quilt purses!

So that you may finish them before Mother's Day, the class will be held Thursday, April 29 at 630 pm. I will only have 5 openings, so please let me know soon! The cost will be $20, which will include the batting. You will need to bring your fabric and preferably your own sewing machine! Please email me for more details. cardbuffet at gmail dot com

Monday, April 12, 2010

Katie's rag quilt purse

It was my little sister's birthday today! I made her one of my rag quilt purses--somehow, I keep giving them away!

She loves classic lines and black and white, and I've always been intimidated by her good taste! But I made her gift anyway, thinking she could always let her daughter use it for a dolly carrier.

I really do love making these purses! And shopping for fabric. I might love that even more! So grab your favorite fabric, your SU Scalloped Square Die (115950, p 199), and get cracking! You can do it!

Friday, April 9, 2010

New color announcement!

I'm sure you've heard by now--Stampin' Up! is revamping all its color families! They'll now be called Color Collections! Here is a look at the new set up:

You  might have noticed that there aren't as many colors as in the current color families! Stampin Up has decided to discontinue the lowest-selling colors to make room for more new products! New products! New! New! New!

I kinda like new stuff. It's an ADD thing, I'm sure! Anyway, while we may be sad to see some colors go, there is still time to get everything you want before they retire! Here is the list of colors that will be leaving. They will be available at least till May 31, and then everything will be sold while supplies last during the month of June.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sweet Pea Birthday

I am really enjoying the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack (117161, $24.95, p 33) from the Occasions Mini! So many beautiful patterns and colors! The coordinating designs make it easy to create a beautiful card for any occasion! Get your Sweet Pea Stack before the Occasions Mini retires at the end of April!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

It's all on sale!

If you haven't checked out the clearance "aisle" on my Stampin Up website, now is a great time! These items are only available through an online order, so they can't be ordered on a club or email order. Check them out now, before they're gone! Retired brads, cardstock, ribbons, rub-ons, Designer Series Papers, and more!

How about a package of Rockabilly Specialty DSP for $4.79?

Or some Georgia Peach DSP for $3.99??

Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring colors!

Made this for Susie's Easter box. Our first Easter without her! sniffle  but the hair clip turned out cute, yes? These must be the hot colors for spring, because they are ALL OVER the fabric stores! I can totally live with turquoise and chocolate.

I've had a few questions about how I finish the backs of my clippies, so here is a picture. I bought a box of these 2-pronged clips at a beauty supply store. My girls have thick, heavy hair, so they prefer this type. I cut 5 inches of Stampin Up 1/4 grosgrain, seal the edges with a candle flame, and adhere it to the clip. Hope this  helps you make your own custom hair clips! All you need is the Flower Folds die, which you can order from my Stampin Up website!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Two-Step into Spring Promotion!

As part of the Two-Step into Spring Promotion, Stampin' Up! is offering a limited time pre-order of an upcoming catalog set! Flowers Awash is a 2-step stamp set available in either clear mount or wood mount.

The other half of the promotion is 20% off even more 2-step stamps! Greenhouse Garden, Fifth Avenue Floral, Flower Fancy, and Trendy Trees!

Promotion Dates: April 1-30, 2010
Promotion Details
Host a $350 workshop and receive the brand-new Two-Step Awash with Flowers stamp set FREE!

Item  Description 
117062 Awash with Flowers (wood-mount) 
120549  Awash with Flowers (clear-mount)

Two-Step into spring with a sneak peek from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog! Be the first to add the Awash with Flowers stamp set to your collection.

Item  Description  Price 
117062  Awash with Flowers (wood-mount)  $39.95 
120549  Awash with Flowers (clear-mount)  $27.95

Plus, purchase spring-themed Two-Step Stampin' sets at 20 percent off the retail price--no additional purchase necessary! Qualifying stamp sets are listed below:

Item  Page  Description  Discount Price 
113824  94 Greenhouse Garden  $20.76 
113734  98  Fifth Avenue Floral  $19.96 
111578  101  Flower Fancy  $29.56 
113258  112  Trendy Trees  $14.36 

Things to Remember
  • The Awash with Flowers stamp set is a sneak peek from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog and will not be available again until the release of the new Idea Book & Catalog.
  • Order deadlines:
    • Phone: Friday, April 30, 2010; 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX and Online Ordering: Friday, April 30, 2010; 11:50 PM (MT)
Hostess Promotion:
  • You must place your order on a workshop, customer, or demonstrator order to qualify. Online orders are not eligible for this part of the promotion.
  • There is a limit of one free Awash with Flowers stamp set per workshop; the reward is for reaching the $350 workshop level, and is not incremental.
  • Qualifying hostesses may choose either the wood-mount or clear-mount set. Please note: Clear-mount blocks are not included with the clear-mount set (blocks C and H are recommended this set).
Customer Promotion:
  • You may place your order on any order type (customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online).
  • There are no limits, and there is no minimum purchase to qualify for the 20 percent off.
  • The 20 percent off discount does not apply to the Awash with Flowers stamp set.

Item  Description  Price 
117062  Awash with Flowers (wood-mount)  $39.95 
120549  Awash with Flowers (clear-mount)  $27.95