Thursday, February 28, 2008

Big & Little Flowers Card

Still using Big Flowers and Little Flowers. This one uses River Rock cardstock and designer paper, Ginger Blossoms designer paper, Chocolate Chip cardstock and River Rock stitched grosgrain ribbon. I scalloped the bottom edge with the corner rounder (take the guard off) then added a strip of Ruby Rust underneath so it shows up better.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A Card Without Ribbon Is Just A Plain Card

It was a little challenge I gave myself to make a card without ribbon. I did it, but it looks so needs RIBBON!!! I am finding the cards I make with the new wide grosgrain ribbon (which I LOVE) are bulky and either cost more to mail or get caught in the machine at the Post Office and get delivered in a ripped envelope.
I used the Big and Little Flowers set on this pocket card and the flower stem from Stem Sayings. Inspire definition is from Define Your Life. Background is Tres Chic. Cardstocks are River Rock, Chocolate Chip and Rose Red.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Stock Up Sale-A-Bration Style!

We all use adhesive to assemble our cards and scrapbooks, right?
How would you like to get SNAIL (mono adhesive) refills for $1.80 each?
Here is how this works...
You order 34 SNAIL adhesive refills totalling $153.00. That qualifies you for a Silent Party making you eligible for hostess benefits. You earn $15 in Hostess Dollars to spend on anything in the Stampin' Up! catalog; so you choose 3 SNAIL adhesives FREE! With a $153 party you also get a FREE 1st level exclusive Hostess Only stamp set from page 19 or 20.
Now, during Sale-A-Bration, a $153 party earns you 3 FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp sets from the Sale-a-Bration flyer!
So, you average the retail value of all the free merchandise you recieve (the hostess dollars, free hostess set and the 3 Sale-A-Bration sets) and you are paying about $1.80 each for your SNAIL adhesives.
Nice way to stock up on 37 SNAIL adhesives and get FREE stuff for doing it!!
This offer expires March 17th when Sale-A-Bration ends.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Big Flowers Tin of Magnets

There is a lot going on in this little Altoid type tin!
First, the tin is 2 1/2" x 2", it's very small. I ordered them from I ordered 48 and they were .64 each. I'm sure you get a better price the more you order.
I covered the tin with Cutie Pie Designer paper on top and added two different paper strips to the edges. The flowers are stamped with Big Flowers and Little Flowers for the centers. I used the super cool Build A Brad Kit on the centers; it is simply a MUST HAVE!! You stamp your image, punch with 1/2" circle punch, glue to the brad top then cover it with the clear dome self adhesive sticker and viola! you have custom made brads!! You gotta try them!
I punched the Big Flowers out with the 1 3/8" circle punch and mounted them on a 1 3/8" circle I punched out from a business card magnet. You can use full page magnets if you have them. It is so easy to punch through them, I thought it would be harder. I mounted one of the magnets on a scallop and used it for the decoration on top of the tin. The magnets stick to the inside of the tin for a cute presentation when you open it. I placed the rest of them in the bottom of the tin.
This was such a fun project, I've got to make more :)

Post It Note Keychains

This is an idea I found at Hers are made with regular yellow small Post-Its. I used pastel colored square ones. The are 2" x2".

I used Almost Amethyst, Pretty In Pink, Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip cardstock, priceless Stamp set and Fire And Ice Rhinestone brads.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Add Up The Hostess Dollars!

I found these cute calculators at Staples for .99 each. They have removable face I removed them and added Ginger Blossoms Designer Paper!
My hostesses booking workshops between March 18th and April 30th will receive a calculator to add up those extra Hostess Benefits earned.

With a $350 show, you get $25 EXTRA Hostess Dollars to spend on anything in either the Stampin'Up! catalog or Mini Catalog!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Wish Lists

Wish lists are now available on the sidebar.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Stampin' Up! has announced a NEW Hostess special from March 18 to April 30.

Host a $350 workshop (either a live show or by gathering orders from your friends as a silent party) and earn an EXTRA $25 IN FREE MERCHANDISE!!! Pretty cool, huh?

Call me to book your spring show. We can do Mother's Day cards and Easter cards together!

Valentine Gifts

Benjamin and I made a few Valentine gifts for a couple of middle school friends.

Chocolate Chip and Regal Rose cardstock, Berry Bliss designer paper and Happy Heart Day stamp set.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Square Box Tutorial

Start with a piece of cardstock that is 8 1/2" x 2". Score at 2", 4", 6", and 8" on the long side. Turn cardstock and score at 1" along the short side. Fold on the score lines, cut out the area marked with an 'x'. Slit the bottom as shown to form the box bottom.

Fold and tape the box side and bottom.

It should look like this.

The box top is a book shape cover. Cardstock is 5 9/16" x 2 1/4". Score at 2 1/4" and 3 5/16".

Fold on score lines and attach to the box by taping the bottom and the back side.

For the latch, cut one piece of cardstock 1/2" x 2 1/2". Score at 1" and 1 1/8". Cut three pieces of designer paper to 1 3/4" x 3/4" for the decoration around the box. Cut two pieces of designer paper 2' x 2" for the decoration on the cover and the bottom of the box to cover the latch.

Fold the latch piece on the score lines and tape to the back of the box. I cut the corners on the top of mine to look like a tag. I used a Basic Gray sticky back magnetic closure for mine. You can also use Velcro.

Embellish the top any way you want. I used the Happy Heart Day set, scallop punch, 1 1/4" circle punch and 1 3/8" circle punch. Tape the final piece of 2" x 2" designer paper on the back to cover the latch.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Possible Class of the Month Offering

I am beginning to think about offering a class each month where you can purchase the cut materials in a packet with pictures and instructions.

I'll post the class projects, you decide if you want to order the packet by the deadline date and then you can finish them in the comfort of your own home with all the pictures and instructions provided. I will post a supply list with the picture so you can see what supplies are needed, like stamp sets, punches, etc.

If you think this is a good idea or something you are interested in, please leave a comment so I can get an idea if this will be worth the time and effort. Also, if you could indicate if you would be interested in a monthly class or a quarterly class.

Thanks for your input!!

Duplicate Happy Heart Day Posting

I've had a few people who ordered packets ask me if I will post another picture of the box and cards so they can see them better.

Happy Heart Day stamp set, Regal Rose and Chocolate Chip cardstock and Berry Bliss Designer Paper.
Gotta tell ya, I am getting a little sick of this Berry Bliss paper. I feel a return to Rose Red and Cutie Pie paper coming after Valentine's Day :)

Another Ellie Valentine Card

Card base is Regal Rose, Berry Bliss Designer Paper, wide Regal Rose ribbon, watercolor crayons, aqua painter & markers with lots of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.
I really like this little elephant from the Happy Heart Day set. I would like to be able to ink her up without the words. If you use a marker to do it, which works beautifully, the watercolor crayons bleed into the black. So, I guess everyone will be 'an unforgettable friend'...there could be worse things :)

Tiny Pocket Valentine's

These little pocket cards are 3" x 4", once again using the Berry Bliss Designer Paper and Chocolate Chip cardstock. The solid pink paper on the card insert is actually one of the color selections in the designer paper, so it is nice and light without bulk on these tiny cards. Love those Fire and Ice rhinestone brads!

Horizontal Valentine Pouch

This is the same size 3 1/2" x 7" pouch I posted earlier but done horizontally instead of vertically. This is a possible idea for Ben's middle school friends but we will use different paper and image; something brighter bolder.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Get Well Soon Card & Box

A little box of chocolates and a card for George's boss who had surgery this week. The card is covered in Cutie Pie designer paper and stamped with Heartfelt Thanks. Get Well Soon was made on the computer.

The box holds 3 Ghiradelli Chocolates. It is a box bottom with a cover that wraps around like a book. Finished size is 2 1/4" x 2 1/4".

Start with a piece of cardstock that is 8 1/2" x 3 11/16". Score at 2" 4", 6" & 8". Turn the other way and on the long side score at 1" and 2". Cut out the top 3 largest pieces on the top right and the top and bottom flap pieces, leaving the middle flap pieces. It should roughly resemble an L shape. Cut up to the first score line to form the bottom of the box. For the cover, cut a piece of cardstock 2 1/4" X 5 1/2", score at 2 1/4" and 3 1/4". Fold around the box like a book cover. Embellish any way you want. I used Cutie Pie paper and of course a Basic Gray sticky magnet closure. Flower is from Heartfelt Thanks. Let me know if this makes sence, I can maybe do a tutorial.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Another Idaho Experience

First time
skiing!!! The boys had their first ski lesson Sunday at Bogus Basin Ski Area. They loved it and can't wait for next week.

On the way home, we discovered a bunch of people sledding down the 'front yard' of the J.R. Simplot home. Lucky for us we had our sleds with us; you know, we live in Idaho now :) The two tiny bodies at the very top of the hill are my boys. We later found out this is a popular sledding place and some people even get blocks of ice and use those for sleds. By the way, the bottom of the hill is the street and a few landed in it! Yikes!!

Winter Carnival

These are only a few of the many pictures we took at the fabulous Winter Carnival this weekend in McCall. You can not believe what some of these artist can do with a pile of snow!! It was incredible to see the displays and the intricite detail in even the littliest areas. Simply amazing!!

Thank You!!

A HUGE thank you to the ladies who braved the snow and ice to attend the Happy Heart Day class! It was fun!

Those of you who were not able to make it can look for your packet to be in the mail this week.

Thank You!!