Thursday, June 10, 2010

Simple, Quick, & Perfect

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Stamp Club is this Monday at 7pm.  Non-members fee is $5 for supplies.  I'll be teaching you how to make your own impressions folder, for the Big Shot. You’ll also be making this pretty card. Join me for a fun evening out and a chance to craft with others. RSVP by Sunday.

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Simple, Quick & Perfect. That’s my new motto!  Well, at least for now.  Eventually, I will succumb to the “It just needs one more thing” syndrome!

But for now…….

On my honor I will try:

To keep my cards simple, without tons of layers and paper piercing.

To insure they will be quick to make, without lots of steps and fussing.

To remember they are perfect, just the way that they are, without the need for one more thing!

Simply Itty Bitty


This is a larger version of one I made as a make n’ take.  We used this one for our Bunco “Stampin’ Up!” style make n’ take!  I’m sure going to miss the polka dot ribbons!

Star Power


Mandy Grant created this for another Bunco group.  I was subbing and got made this one.  She used hearts but I thought the stars made it perfect for a boys birthday.

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Simply Itty Bitty

  • Itty Bitty Bits - pg 11 summer mini - #120060, $8.95Itty Bitty Bits - Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
  • Punch Pack - pg 11 summer mini - #118309, $16.95Punch Pack - by Stampin' Up!
  • Tiny Tags - pg 28 occasions mini (you can still order this) - #118592, $16.95
  • Ink & paper - Black Stazon, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry (RETIRING), Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
  • 1/2 Crushed Curry Polka Dot grosgrain ribbon - #115614 - $9.95 RETIRING

Star Power

  • Travel Journal DSP – pg 23 summer mini - #117156, $9.95  image
  • Extreme Elements -  #115181- $26.95image
  • Small Star Punch – #109045 - $10.95  RETIRING
  • Ink – Crumb Cake
  • Paper – Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy and Crumb Cake ( AKA Kraft)

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Fun With New Catalog Stuff!

Not only did I get my copy of the Stampin’ Up! 2010/2011 Idea Book and Catalog, I also received a few sneak peek items from the catalog! 

What a great way to end a Monday!

Can you guess what color this is?  No, it’s not black.  It’s the new Early Espresso.  I wish I could describe it…  All I can say is it’s dark and rich, kind of like the coffee….. teehee!

I bet you think this a piece of some of the new Designer Series Paper, but it’s not.  I just keep tricking you! This is a piece of Whisper White cardstock I ran through the Big Shot, using the new Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder, and then “brayered” with Early Espresso.  Isn’t it gorgeous?


I flipped it over and brayered the other side.  By the way, “brayered” isn’t really a word, but you know what I mean.    Big Smile


I can’t decide which I like more.

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Mom & Me Summer Scrapbook

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Stamp Club is a week from today, Monday June 14th.  Join me for some stamping fun.  Non-member fee is $5 for supplies.  One of the things I’ll be teaching you this month is how to make your own embossing folder.  It’s really easy, I promise!  I’ll also be offering a discount on retiring items and a sneak peak of the new catalog!

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This is a great scrapbook to help alleviate the summertime, “I’m bored!” syndrome!  It’s great fun, to make and great fun, to use all summer long.  Some of the pages will be: What I read, places I went, things I saw, Fun I had. When you start hearing the “I’m bored!” cries you can say why don’t you take out your scrapbook and work on it!

You will be able to pick from 2 different themes (boy/girl).  Class is for ages 7 and up.  The scrapbook is made out of paper lunch sacks and has little pockets for keeping the summertime mementos (a shell, ticket stub, sand from the beach, etc.)

When:  Thursday, June 17th

Time:  2pm

Class Fee: $10 - includes everything cut and prepared to create this wonderful album

Where:  My House - Kennesaw

Registration Deadline:  Monday, June 14th

I’ve posted some samples below to give you an idea of what a paper lunch sack scrapbook looks like.  These are not the actual ones we’ll be making.  

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Saturday, June 5, 2010

L-Inked Together Mtg Swaps and Samples-Part 1

Here was my swap for this months unit meeting.  I love the way it came out!

Butterfly Trio


I stamped the Elements of Style image on a piece of card stock and colored it in using my aqua painter and ink pads.  Then ran it through my Big Shot with my butterfly die.  I also ran a piece of Regal Rose card stock through the Big Shot.  And last but not least I ran my background piece through using a textured impressions folder.  How ever did I make a card before I purchased my Big Shot!  How did I do anything before my Big Shot?!?!? I’ll post supplies used at the end of this post.

Here are samples of swaps made by the other demo’s and samples of cards and items they created and brought to show.  It’s hard to pick a favorite, they are all so good.



Made by: Keisha (spelling?)

It’s hard to tell but this flower was embossed in gold and then colored in.  It is just gorgeous in person! I’ll have more of her work in another blog.  She makes some amazing stuff!


Made by:


Made By: Linda Harris

Now that’s about the only kind of chocolate I can eat these days!  High in fiber and no calories…..


Made by:


Made by: Mandy Grant (I think)

I love how simple this card is.  I know some of you out there are rolling your eyes!  But I do love simple cards, even if they are hard for me to make. A stencil was used for the image.  Just lay it on the card and sponge! Super simple.


Made by:

Another simple one like.

These were samples other demo’s brought and not swaps, so I only remember who did some of them.  Sorry I can’t give you credit!  Email me if you see yours and I’ll edit this post.

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  • Elements of Style - Summer Mini, #118611, $27.95, pg. 12
  • Elegant Bouquet-Textured Impressions Folder, #115964, $7.95, pg. 195
  • Beautiful Butterflies-Big Shot die, #114507 $21.95, pg.198
  • Milk Carton – Big Shot die, #117310 $32.95
  • Aqua Painter - #203954, $16.95 (2), pg.192
  • Old Olive satin ribbon-Summer Mini, #117292, pg. 13 $8.95
  • Ink and cardstock colors-Old Olive, Black Stazon, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Pretty in, Whisper White 

    I’ll be posting more of the samples and swaps soon!

  • Thanks for looking. Now, go create something!

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    Thursday, June 3, 2010

    Last Chance Sale Items!

    What a great sale!  Get 25% -  50% off select retiring or retired items. Below are just a few of the items that are on sale this month. Remember: These items are only while supplies last!  25% off



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    50% items 


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    Check out everything that’s on sale HERE.  Click on Shop Now on the left, then click on Last Chance in left hand column. At the bottom of that list you’ll see 25% & 50% off categories.

    I’ll be posting this months unit meeting swaps later today.  So check back this evening!

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    Tuesday, June 1, 2010

    Last Chance Lists are here!!!

     Blog class header-001 crop Last day to sign up!  I will be placing the order for your stamp set and note cards this evening.  Please contact me by 7pm or I won’t be able to get supplies in time

    .Quick N’ Easy Stamp-a-Stack - 20 note cards, envelopes and Watercolor Trio stamp set. Register and pay today, just click on the link in the upper right hand corner of my blog.

    Thursday, June 10th. 10am or 7pm - you pick the time that works for youBlog Line Break-001 CropLast Chance Lists!!!

    The 2010/2011 Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalog unveiling is only a month away! And you know what that means?  New stuff!!!  It also means some old things will be going away.  crying

    Don’t miss out on items that will be gone forever.  Below are all the lists of items retiring on June 30:


    Stamp Sets 






    Accessories - While supplies last!



    Definitely Decorative Decor Elements





    Starter Kit Promotion



    With the new Color Renovation some of your favorite colors will, also be gone forever. (Click here to see color chips of retiring colors)  Stock up on re-inkers, ink pads, ribbons, Designer Series paper and card stock today.  These items are in the accessory list and going fast, some colors are already sold out!

    SHOP NOW - online or order through me instead and receive 10% off your entire order!

    Special:  Be the first to join My Team and purchase a copy of My Digital Studio* for 1/2 price! Hurry, don’t miss out on this amazing offer.

    $99 Starter Kit Promotion

    From June 1-30, 2010, you can start your own Stampin’ Up! business for just $99 with the special Mini Starter Kit!

    The Mini Starter Kit—valued at over $180—contains the items listed below; while all items are recommended, you can substitute a like item of equal or lesser value.

    • Watercolor Trio stamp set (wood-mount)
    • I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (clear-mount)
    • Clear-Mount Block C
    • Homemade single stamp*
    • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2” x 11”)
    • Brights Collection assorted card stock (8-1/2” x 11”)*
    • Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad
    • Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad*
    • Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad
    • Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ Pad
    • Basic Black 1/8” taffeta ribbon*
    • Color Coach*
    • SNAIL Adhesive

    *Sneak peek items!

    The Mini Starter Kit also includes the same business supplies that are in the standard Starter Kit. Plus, new demonstrator who join Stampin’ Up! in June, you will receive a free box of 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogs during the first part of July!

    Contact me today to get started!

    * 1/2 price My Digital Studio is from me personally.  This is not a Stampin’ Up! promotion.

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