Saturday, January 30, 2010

So Cameo Blue

Here is an example using one of this month's cardstock combos: So Saffron, Cameo Coral and Ballet Blue.

A customer sent a request to see if I knew how to make a silverware holder she had seen on a display at a local craft store.

So this is what I came up with.

How to:
Cut cardstock in half (hotdog style) at 4 1/4". Now have (2) 4 1/4x11" pieces.

Score @ 7" and 7 1/4".

Flip cardstock over and score @ 1"

To create the pocket, I attached two small pieces of Sticky Strip in each corner.


Super easy way to dress up a table.

I used Ballet Blue, Cameo Coral and So Saffron CS. Ruby Red ink. Animal Stories stamp set, another set that can be chosen as a FREE SAB choice when you order $50.00 or more.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Quick Thank You tags

Name tags so my hostess knows which bag goes to which friend.

These tags took about 10 minutes to make--start to finish. The two tags die, the scallop circle and the butterfly punches made it super easy.

Stamp set is Thank You Kindly (pg. 145, $13.95) which can be a FREE SAB set.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I completely agree!

I just had to laugh when these boxes were delivered yesterday. Sale-a-Bration is one of my favorite times of the year with Stampin' Up! and this on the box just sums it up.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Build-A-Bear Workshop Coupon Special

For every $20 spent on products from the Build-A-Bear Workshop Collection, receive a coupon (item 121105) for $5 off a $25 purchase at any Build-A-Bear Workshop store. This promotion is good through April 30, 2010.

These are examples from the SU! demo website using the Beary Best Friends stamp set (118052, $18.95, WM) and the Stampin' Up! Bigz exclusive Stampin' Up! Bear (117977, $23.95) and the Seal of Paythenticity stamp set (118054, $9.95) These stamp sets and dies were featured in the Holiday mini, but are also available now.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Card Kit and class

One of my goals for 2010 is to offer more classes---and those classes in a kit if you want the class, but can't make the class time.

2-step XL Bird Punch Card class
Jan. 27 9:30 or 7pm
5 all occassion cards using the 2-step bird punch, the Well Scripted Stamp set and the Sweet Pea DSP Stack.
Directions, templates and more
Class size is limited to 6, so RSVP early to reserve your seat.

Card Kit to go: All consumable supplies to make the 5 cards, directions and templates. This card kit is only available through FEB 10.

Friday, January 22, 2010

I'm getting closer

So I figured out how to upload the blog banner. But the whole pixel thing is still eluding me.

Honestly, I know there is a way to do all this with My Digital Studio. I've seen it on blogs, so I know it can be done. But when you start talking HTML codes and pixels, I need to bring in my husband. I'm not quite sure I'm ready for that yet.

So the blog banner will stay the wrong size, but I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. I love the fact I can change up the banner to suite my whims or the seasons.

My sister and BIL are taking ALL THREE KIDS FOR AN OVERNIGHT tonight. Originally we were going to see Brad Paisley in concert, but I choose to get tickets to Martina McBride and Trace Adkins instead in Feb. But my sister was all set to take the kids, so we kept the date. Mitch and I still haven't decided what we are going to do, but that's ok. I'm ok with not having any real plans. Brad Paisley is still an option. Dinner and Avatar in 3D is also. Life is good.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Occassion Mini Swaps 2010

This one is made by Stephanie Sullivan, Whittemore, Iowa.

Recipe: Priceless Stamp set (pg. 130, $28.95), Well Scripted.
Choc Chip, PIP, Sending Love DSP
Choc Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
Clear embossing powder, Versamark
Full Heart Punch

Here's another one using the I {Love} Love jumbo wheel. This one is from Kory Keller.

I {Love} Love jumbo wheel, Oval All (pg. 125, $16.95)
Rich Razzleberry Ink
Basic Black, R Razzleberry, Pale Plum CS
Cottage Wall DSP (See how she rolled right over the DSP)
Whisper White Organza ribbon, Scallop and large oval punches.

Lovebirds by Theresa Argonza-Gomez
Rich Razzleberry CS
Sweetpea Designer Series Paper Stack
Rich Razzleberry polka dot grograin
Extra Large Two-Step bird punch (pg. 10, $15.95)
Small Heart Punch (pg. 11, $5.95)

This beauty is from Vicky Frescas.

Recipe: Something Sweet (pg. 20-21, $27.95/19.95) and Priceless Stamps.
Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Orchid Opulence, WW CS and inks
Shades of Spring (pg. 25, $9.95)
Pretty In Pink Satin Ribbon (pg. 27, $8.95)
1 3/4" circle punch, SU! Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die (pg. 24, $11.95)
Sweet treat Cups (pg. 21, $2.95 for 12)
Corner Rounder, Circle of Fire Rhinestone Brads, Crystal Iris Glitter.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Occassion Mini Swaps

Created by Sandy Hoefakker, South Dakota.

Recipe: Abundant Hope (pg. 24, $17.95/13.95)
Shades of Spring DSP (pg. 25, $9.95)
Choc Chip, Orchid Opulence, WWhite CS
Choc Chip Satin Ribbon (pg. 27, $8.95) This is so beautiful!
Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder (pg. 35, $7.95)

Created by Jane Hignite.

Recipe: I {Heart} Hearts (pg. 14, $26.95/18.95), Well Scripted (pg. 19, $19.95/14.95)
Sending Love DSP, Choc Chip, Pretty in Pink, VVanilla CS
Choc Chip and PIP ink
Photo Corner punch, Vanilla brad, dimensionals.

No name from this demo.

Recipe: I {Love} Love Jumbo wheel (pg. 15, $8.50), Well Scripted.
Rose Red, Close to Cocoa, WW CS
Close to Cocoa ink
Heart to Heart Punch, 5/8" Rose Red Grograin ribbon, dimensionals.

MANY more to come! I took two spots in this swap, so I have 18 more to show. And they are incredible!

Used my new light box, but was too lazy to set up the lights. It was a sunny day, so I should have just used the natural light. But the box still was cool!

Friday, January 8, 2010

A Christmas gift from my husband

This is the carrying case for a portable light box. This is not a gift that everyone would like to receive, but I was very touched that my husband gave me a portable light box. It includes two lamps, 4 different colors of backdrops and the light box.

Just like my front-loading washer and dryer I received the year my son was born for Mother's Day. When I was younger I would have been horrified by the thought of receiving appliances as a gift----but he noticed I was doing more laundry with 4 people in the house (at the time) and the drying element in the dryer wasn't working well. He didn't want to fix the dryer (even though he can), so he looked for a solution to both problems. He had also recently been promoted to Captain, and he used some of the raise he got to pay for it. I appreciate how much simpler doing laundry is now thanks to that machine. If it fits in the washer, it gets washed. And I LOVE the man that gave it to me.

The light box is the same way. It will be a gift that I use on a regular basis. And I will think of him each time I use it.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Blog Banner, but need some work

As I posted a bit ago, I was finally getting around to using the Digital Studio software program. I was trying to redo the blog banner. Need to work on the size thing, but the program was really easy to use.

My Digital Studio Redesign

I finally broke open my copy of MDS. I've been playing around with a new blogger header---which you can see I managed to do, but I need to work on the sizing.

It's a learning curve and I've enjoyed playing around with it so far. It will make scrapping my photos a blast!

Little one is home sick again, so I'm off for a bit since she finally woke up and wants to eat.