Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sassy Challenge

I have just added a card to the latenightstampers group challenge called Sassy. These are cards that are clean and simple and can be used as a Stamp-A-Stack card. This is a card Iused as a stamp-a-stack card. It is very masculine which I am often challenged to do. I used, Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Whisper White and ribbon. I also used the JUMBO EYELET. The stamp set is one of my favorites because of its versatility...One of a Kind.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wedding Invitation

This is the final of the wedding invitations I did for a friend/co-worker. It was a labor of love and she compesated me well for it. She is having a location wedding out of the country and wanted beach like colors. I think it turned out so well and she is getting lots of comments about them on the return notes! I used Sahara Sand for the base, layered that with Baja Breeze and finally I used a cloudy vellum. I printed directly on the vellum and tied it all together with 1" organdy ribbon. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Stampin' Up! Bunco Style

Girls Night Out for Stampin' Bunco! For only $15 you will get a chance to win up to $40 of Stampin' Up! merchandise from the current catalog. Here's the nitty gritty. Space is limited to 12 players so: Most Bunco's will win $40 order, Most games won = $30 order, Most Games lost = 20 order, First Bunco of the night = $10 order, Last Bunco of the night = $10 order, first to arrive on game night = Level 1 hostess set, First to RSVP and bring a friend = $15 order from the catalog, first to RSVP & pay = Sale-A-Bration set. All other money will be used for snacks, game favors etc...We will have a drawing for the ones who did not win a prize. You have lots of chances to win!!!$15 holds your spot!

Monday, March 16, 2009

New 3 Payment Sign Up kit from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! announced a great new way to become a demonstrator...The 3 Easy Payment Plan!

This is a picture of the starter kit that you will receive. This limited time offer is even on SALE until March 31st. Read all about it here. Your initial payment will be 56.34 then your next payments will be on April 15th and May 15th for 56.33 each time. Join before March 31st and your savings will be 15%, so outgo would be $169 vs. the usual price of $199. Plus, choose a stamp set from the current catalog valued at 47.95 just for joining now!

Sign Up is Easy. Start by printing the 3 payment plan. (You cannot get the 3 payment plan if you sign up online).

My Stampin' Up! website is
My password is dirtyrae1(childhood nickname)

I would love to have you join my team and now is the best time. Of course, the 3 payment plan is good until April 30th but the discount is only good until March 31st.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Another Easter Card

My stamper's club made an Easter card last night that I thought I would share with you. We used the set, An Egg-Cellent Easter, that is available as a preview purchase in the new Occasions mini catalog. This is how we made it: The card is Pirouette Pink, the Scalloped layer was done using the designer paper that can be earned FREE during Sale-A-Bration that ends on March 31st. We scalloped the edge using the scallop border punch. Then we layered over that a piece of barely banana and bashful blue cardstock. We stamped the bunny twice, colored the eggs and used the Coluzzle to cut the circle. The second bunny was colored and cut out and placed over the circle. We used the "hoppy easter" stamp and stamped onto the barely banana Sale-A-Bration ribbon. We colored all the images using the Stampin' Write markers. I thought it turned out so cute!!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Whether you are Irish or not, isn't it fun to celebrate holidays? I made this pen following the instructions from a fellow demonstrator, Kimberly Morris, from her blog posting. Isn't he the cutest? I also shared this pen project with my $15 club last night and they had a blast making them. It is all done with punches! I have made a whole bunch to share with co-workers and may sell some for $3 each at the school where I work. I changed Kimberly's design only slightly by using the rhinestone brads for the green eyes. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Online Order Special

Here is an online order special just from me. From today, until March 31st, anyone who places a $50 or more order via my website will get a 6 x 6 stack of designer papers for FREE! This is in addition to the Sale-A-Bration set(s) that you can get with any $50 order. So, get those wish lists out and get to ordering!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

An Egg-cellent Easter Card

Here is an Easter card I made using one of the new sets that can be pre-ordered from the Occasions Mini catalog. I made it for the Late Night Stampers challenge. It is very basic but the challenge was a sketch. I used the Soft Subtles colors of Bashful Blue & Barely Banana with one of the In colors - Pink Pirouette. I used the Basic Black ink and colored the eggs using the Stampin' Write markers. I used Dazzling Diamonds on the eggs (although it does not show up too well in the photo). The DSP and the ribbon is from the Sale-A-Bration paper stack you can get FREE with a $50 order. Contact me for more information.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Easter Pre-Sale Stamps

Starting today, you can preview and buy select sets from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog.
Click here to view the adorable spring and Easter sets.
The Occasions Mini Catalog will be unveiled on April 1st… and you will LOVE the sets and accessories, including *new* toys to go with your Sizzix Big Shot.
I’m so lucky, I can pre-order them today… now don’t you want to be me?!! Well, you can join Stampin’ Up! (for a limited time at half the value of the entire kit plus special offers) and start ordering them as well!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Say It with Scallops Class

I am having a class this Saturday, March 7th using the Ronald McDonald 08-09 set called "Say It with Scallops." The purchase of this stamp set donates $2 to the Ronald McDonald House charities for families with children in crisis. We will be making 4 cards and if you pre-ordered, you will be taking your stamp set home with you! The class pre-order fee was $25 and it included the stamp set. If you still want to come and just make cards, the fee is $10. RSVP by email so I can be ready for you. The class will be at my home from 10 -12.

Easter Set Preview Special

I know many of you have sneaked a peek at my new Occasions Mini catalog and lamented that the Easter sets would be too late to be ordered in time to play before the holiday. Well, Stampin' Up! noticed that also and have allowed us to sell these products starting now! Click here to see these special purchases and go online to order or drop me a line!

Color Spritzing Tool

Do you have the color spritzer tool and do not know what to do with it? Stampin' Up! has created a cool video showing you how to use this fun and versatile tool. So dust it off, or order one and let the fun begin! Click here for the video. Enjoy! You can see this tool on page 81 or page 190 in the Spring/Summer catalog.