Friday, July 16, 2010

3/$5 Card Making Night - July

It was another fun and successful card making night for the month of July. Even with the busy-ness of the summer, eight ladies came to stamp with me and I enjoyed having the company! I had prepared for up to 15, so I had a LOT of leftover cards to make, but after everyone left I got to stamp the rest of the night away while all of my supplies were already out. I ended up making 15 of the 22 card kits I had left. The rest of them I will make sometime tonight after the kids go down and the hubby and I watch a show.

I was chatting with a friend last night and as I was talking, I realized that being a demonstrator has really made me USE my craft supplies. Many times, we buy things and then never get to use them because we don't have time, or there's many other things to do. But, by planning these 3/$5 nights, it gives me the opportunity to sit down and play with my "toys" and let others do the same without having to make a mess at their own home.

The first 2 cards I CASEd (Copy And Share Everything). I did use retired Designer Series Paper on the first 2 cards because 1) I still have it to use, so why not? and 2) I haven't ordered anything new out of the catalog yet! I'll be taking a peek during the kids' nap time and making my list of things I want for my next couple of events.

The inspiration for this card is found HERE.

Stamp Sets: With All My Heart (originally featured in the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog, but a carryover to the new 2010-2011 catalog)

Paper: Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (from the 2009 Holiday Mini catalog - now retired)

Ink: Pretty in Pink, Real Red

Accessories: scallop trim border punch, 3/8" Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds glitter (hard to see in the picture), Stampin' Dimensionals

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I CASED this card pretty much to the T...I loved it that much!!
The credit where credit is due goes to HERE

Stamp Sets: On Your Birthday (sentiment - such a great set with so many choices of birthday sentiments), Fox & Friends (originally featured in the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog, but a carryover to the new 2010-2011 catalog)

Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Whisper White, Pink Flamingo Designer Series paper (recently retired)

Ink: Early Espresso (for sentiment); markers - Tempting Turquoise, Real Red

Accessories: 1/4" Real Red grosgrain ribbon, corner rounder punch, mini library clip, Stampin' Dimensionals

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This one is an {HB Original}, which I'm so happy with the way it turned out after messing around with it for way too long!

Stamp Sets: On Your Birthday (sentiment), Punched Posies (Level 2 hostess set from the 2010 Summer Mini Catalog)

Paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Certainly Celery

Ink: Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight (new!), Marina Mist (new!), Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, rhinestone brads, Big Shot: Top Note die & Texturz plate, butterfly punch, 5 Petal Flower punch

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I'm most likely taking a one month break from the 3/$5 card making nights for August, as I hope to schedule some workshops for next month. If you or anyone you know is interested in possibly earning free product and would like to host a workshop, let me know! There are many ways to host, so let's talk if you're interested!! I'm booking now for August, September, and October.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

punch it out with Stampin' Up! punches

New Punch Designs

I love the stamps sets that Stampin' Up! has to offer, as well as the accessories, ink, paper, etc. but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE their punches! You just can't beat Stampin' Up! punches in quality and they are super easy to use...not to mention they have so many fun choices to choose from! Even better is that many of the punches coordinate with the stamp sets and that always makes it easier to whip out a card. In the *NEW* 2010-2011 catalog they have some awesome *NEW* punches, along with the sleek *NEW* design that makes it nice for organization and storage. Personally, I think that punches are one of the best investments!!

I thought I might take a minute to share with you some of the new punches on my wish list! (If you'd like to see ALL of the punches and their prices, check them out HERE!) Click on each picture shown below and it will link you to more information for each punch.

Two-Step Bird Extra-Large ($16.95)

Fancy Flower Extra-Large ($16.95)
Two-Step Owl Extra-Large ($16.95)

Designer Label Large ($15.95)

Ornament Extra-Large ($16.95)

Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border ($15.95)

2 3/8" Scallop Circle Extra-Large ($16.95)

What's on your favorites list?? Go check out all of the punches HERE and if you are interested in ordering, please visit my Stampin' Up! website at and place an order any time of the day or contact me at if you live in the Portland Metro, Oregon area!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The *NEW* catalog is here!

Click on the image below to go take a peek online at what this catalog has to offer!

**Right now, I am selling hard copies of the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog for $7 (reg. price $9.95). With this $7 purchase, you will also receive a "$5 off $25 or more" product purchase coupon. Better a workshop and get one for FREE or if you spend $50 or more in product in a single purchase, you will also get one for FREE!

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