Thursday, January 29, 2009

Congrats for twins...

This is for the parents of prem twins.. a boy/girl set. It's probably my favorite baby card... just came together so nicely :)

Stamps: flannel Background (retired), Nursery Necessities
Ink: pretty in pink, bashful blue, close to cocoa,
Paper: Naturals white, vellum paper, bashful blue, pretty in pink, close to cocoa
Accessories: small and large oval punch, word window punch,large star punch, corner rounder punch, large hole handheld punch, glue dots, pink and blue gingham ribbon (retired)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Spring and Summer '09 Product Shares

A product share is where you sign up for as many spots as you would like and get a wide variety of products for a fraction of the price it would cost if you were to get full packages of everything. It’s a great way to try all the new products in the Spring and Summer 2009 Catalog and Idea Book without spending a bundle. I have put together 3 bundles of different types, however if you are interested in other bundle option, feel free to ask and I will come up with more options. Once a share fills up, I will submit it and open up another share of that product line. The shares can not be combined with club orders. Call or email me to sign up and arrange payment for any of the following shares.

Ribbon Share

You will receive 1 yard each of the following beautiful brand new ribbons
Dress Up all 3 ribbons in So Saffron, Whisper White and Riding Hood Red
From Pig Tails both ribbons in Kiwi Kiss and Pumpkin Pie
From Valet all 3 ribbons in Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip and Basic Black
Also the new 5/8” Organza ribbon in whisper White

The cost for this share is $21.00

Accessories Share

This is a share for a variety of all brand new buttons, brads, rhinestones and Fleurettes. The cost per share is $18. To buy a pack of each would cost you $145 plus shipping and taxes.

1 button each in two sizes and one brad ~ Cord Buttons in Chocolate Chip
1 button each in two sizes and one brad ~ Cord Button in Summer Sun
1 crocheted flower each in 3 sizes ~ Fleurettes
1 button each of 10 types ~ Button Latte
1 each of 4 colors ~ Jumbo Brads in 5/16”
1 each of 4 colors ~ Jumbo Brads in 5/8”
7 each of 3 sizes ~ Clear Rhinestone Brads

Designer Series Paper Share

You will receive a 6X6 piece of all 6 designs of the following brand new sets. If you sign up for 2 shares, you will receive a 12X6 piece. Sign up for 4 shares, you receive a 12X12 or full sheet (which halves the cost of buying full packs.) The two share option is great for scrapbookers looking to build borders and page elements out of our beautiful paper. There is also a new specialty paper line in the DSP which is textured, cover-weight card stock and you will be receiving all 4 lines of that.
Cost per share is $28. Cost if you were to buy package of each is $228 plus shipping and tax.

Rockabilly Specialty (printed gloss design)
Parisian Breeze Specialty (textured cover-weight card stock)
To the Nines Specialty (textured cover-weight card stock)
Sweet Slumber Specialty (textured cover-weight card stock)

Jack Pot
Bella Birds
Pink Flamingo
Good Morning Sunshine
Bella Blue
Flock Together
Tea Party
Raspberry Tart

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Card Buffet Classes

Want to make handmade cards? Not sure you have the time or ability to design your own? I can help you with that with a Card Buffet class.Put together at least 10 cards at your leisure for all occasions. Everything is organized and cut for you; You just need to stamp and adhere everything together. Even includes a matching envelope. A great way to fill up your card organizer that you made in the other class!

Cost: For 10 cards and envelopes $25
additional cards and envelopes are $2 a piece at the same session

Dates and times: 3rd monday of every month at 7pm starting February2009
and the third Thursday of every month at 915am

Card Organizer Box Class

Using one of Stampin' Up! Forget-me-not Keeper boxes, we are going to decorate and attach monthly decorated calendar tabs into a convenient decorated box. This class is the start of a monthly class that will not only help you get organized in sending all those cards you forget to send, but subsequent classes will help to fill the box with a variety of cards such as birthday, thank-you, sympathy, thinking of you and a variety of others.

The first class has two price points... one if you just want to come and make one box and take it home, you will spend $45.

If you think you would like to make more boxes and calendars including 2 to take home (one for you and one for a gift?), then for a total including taxes of $150, you will receive:

the three stamp sets needed to remake the project and other calendars,
an entire 16 pages of Designer Series Paper only available during SAB,
10 yards each of matching SAB ribbon,
a pack of Soft Subtles cardstock,
one pack of Sahara Sand cardstock
and 2 ink pads of your choice,
2 Forget-me-Not Keepers

PLUS the three hour class learning how to put these great organizers together. That is a savings of over $40 just in product!!

I will have samples available for viewing on here toward end of January.

Dates currently offered:

Saturday February 14th at 930am - 1230 pm (registration and payment due by February 2nd at latest)
Friday March 6, 7 - 10pm (registration and payment due by February 14th at the latest)

If these time slots do not work for you, please contact me to discuss alternate dates.

Space is limited so please sign up early!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy Birthday to my little sister!

This is a card organizer that the template came from SCS. I rolled using "It's Beautiful" jumbo wheel in silver Encore ink across the front and back cover as well as each inside folder page for the main decoration. Printed on Pretty in Pink the birthday calender and sponged the edges. Came together fairly quickly for my first attempt at this. Quick embellishment with the five petal flower punch from SU and a brad in the center. Bound with the BIA

I am going to fill it with at least one card for one month.. I have until January 15th when she arrives in town. Planning on using some of these cards for a card buffet in February too so double good for me.

Remake to be current

As much as i love Buckaroo Blue.. it is no longer available to purchase so for my club I remade the card using Baja Breeze. I was quite surprised that it is just as pretty although I had to change the blurb into chocolate chip as it was too light and not visible within the card colors. Should of used the SAMJ as well to position the blurb better. I really do like this card as its quick, easy on the hands (read no cutting or blade work which I and quick pretty.

BTW, this blogging I can see can be very addicting. However it is forcing me to not only be productive in my craft room, but take pictures of things I make before I give them away. One of my goals is to take a picture of every card I give, and in the 'notes' section of the properties to write in there who I have given the card to so that I don't duplicate give. Something about a handmade card that says you should only give a specific card to a person once right? :D

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year 2009!

Wow, who would of thought that an entire year could of flown by as fast as this past one. Don't know if its because I'm getting older/more mature ;) or if its because of the kids and all our various activities making the days fly by. For whatever reason, its gone, and a new one is starting! I hope your new year is full of health, happiness, friends and family all behaving :)

So, I've had some time to play in my studio today. Been needing another batch of thank-you cards and came up with this one. It uses a layering of ink technique that I haven't tried before as well as inking up some sets that hadn't even been mounted yet. I'm really happy with how it turned out. Love blue and chocolate together... sure do miss using this particular blue. My fondest hope is to see 'in colors' back one day.

Sets: Flight of the Butterfly, Baroque Motifs,
En Francais
Ink: sahara sand, chocolate chip, buckaroo blue
paper: buckaroo blue and natural white

My other larger project is this Happy New Year card. My Club members will be receiving this at the next get together as the Christmas card that I made for friends and family this year, they wanted to learn back in November. Since I didn't get to another Christmas card for them, I decided to use a not yet available set from the new Spring and Summer IB&C available January 18th to give them a little teaser. The card itself is a lift of a SCS design Rhondag changed up slightly. Loved the original! And really like my version.

Stamps: Just Buzzin' By, Holidays and Wishes, and jumbo wheel - It's Beautiful
ink: pacific point, stazon black, markers close to cocoa, more mustard and creamy caramel
paper: whisper white, creamy caramel, pacific point

Some of my cards the bees all have wings that I used a versamarker and iridescent ice on them which looks really pretty and brings out the bees. However, its really hard to heat emboss bees after you've cut the little suckers out. so note to self, emboss bees after you color and before you cut.

Thanks for looking :)