Monday, August 30, 2010

New Stampin' Up! Promotion for September & New Clearance Items...

New recruits who join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator during the promotion period will receive a FREE craft tote (valued at $49.95) with the purchase of their Stampin' Up! Starter Kit.

Dates for FREE craft tote: September 1-October 18, 2010, or while supplies last.

Stampin' Up! introduced this tote at the 2010 convention and demonstrators went crazy for it! Now, YOU can get it for FREE ($49.95 value). It's specially designed for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators as it features the beautiful Greenhouse Gala design, Stampin' Up! logo and much more!

Greenhouse Gala Craft Tote Description:
•100% twill nylon exterior; 100% nylon interior
•Dimensions: 15-3/4" x 7-5/8" x 8-7/8"
•Includes attachable shoulder strap for easy transport
•Center section fits 12" x 12" card stock, Craft Keepers, and Paper Cutter
•Outside pockets fit extra-large punches perfectly
•Outside flap pockets offer secure spot for accessories
•Back zipper pocket holds up to seven Stampin' Pads
•Perfect for carrying your crafting supplies to crops, classes, hostess events or just organizing your crafting space.

You don't want to miss out on this great offer. Don't forget it starts Wednesday, September 1st and lasts as long as they have supplies (or until October 18th)!!!

There are new clearance items available for purchase in the Clearance Rack in my Stampin' Up! Shop. Here is just a preview of what's in there...

Friday, August 6, 2010

Finally, A New Project!!!

Sorry for the delay but I've finally gotten well enough to complete a new, simple project. These "Double Scraplings" were very fun to make and you'll find that they are easy to duplicate. What is a "Double Scrapling", you ask?  Well, a "Double Scrapling" is what you get when using an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of card stock to make 2 - 4" x 4" square cards. It leaves a larger scrap of card stock measuring 2 1/2" x 8 1/2". A "Scrapling" is when you cut that scrap in half at 1 1/4" x 8 1/2" and fold in half giving you to 2 scraplings cards. Mystery solved.

  1. Take a sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" Crumb Cake card stock and trim every 2 1/2" on the 11" side to get 4 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 8 1/2". Keep your left over strip!
  2. Score each strip at 4 1/4" and fold in half to get your card base.
  3. Take a sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" Whisper White card stock and random stamp with flower stamp over entire sheet using Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist Classic Stampin' Ink Pads.
  4. Trim sheet every 2 1/4" on the 11" side to get 4 strips and then continue to trim those strips every 4". You will end up with 8 card fronts measuring 2 1/4" x 4", but only need 4.
  5. Take your card fronts and run them through your Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  6. Adhere them to your card bases using Snail Adhesive.
  7. Take your left over strip and stamp the "Thank You" sentiment across it 4 times.
  8. Take your 1" circle punch and punch out each one.
  9. Trim 1 1/2" pieces of white grosgrain ribbon and adhere to the back of each punched circle.
  10. Place a Stampin' Dimensional on the back of each punched circle and adhere onto the card front.
Voila! You're done. Easy peasy!


Paper: Crumb Cake & Whisper White card stock
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral & "Thank You" sentiment from For All You Do
Inks: Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight & Marina Mist Classic Stampin' Ink Pads
Accessories: Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, 1" Circle Punch & White Grosgrain Ribbon

And last but not least, the matching envie to go with these adorable cards. I created it on PSE last night based on one that I had sketched out on my Stampin' Up! grid paper. It's a little rough, but it's sufficient. Just print, cut along solid lines, trace on desired paper & score on dashed lines.

Thanks for stopping by folks and have a great weekend!

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wish I Would Have Read This Last Week...

Yesterday, I became a follower of this blog called Kitchen Stewardship - as I'm on a mission for creating a healthier lifestyle for my family. Well, this morning while I was going through my RSS feeds and reading blog posts, I came across the following:
I'm sure that you will find this info as informative as I have. This probably would have helped me to avoid my cold altogether. Oh well! Lesson learned...I will now add lemon to my drinking water every chance I get. Guess I better stock up and make sure I always have them on hand! Enjoy.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sorry I've Been MIA...

I would like to apologize for the lack of blog posts. I've been sick since Friday with a horrible cold as well as my 2 babies. It's been a battle but I think I'm on the winning side of it now. I should have some new artwork posted in the next couple of days, so be sure to stop by my blog and check for updates, etc... Thanks Bleeps!