Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Holiday Mini goes live!

Here is the new holiday mini! Click to download and see all the great new products!

Last day for Summer Mini Catalog Order

Just a reminder that today is the last day to put in an order for the summer mini catalog items! Contact me today to place an order before these items are just a memory!
Also, today is the last day for the DSP special! Buy 3 packages and get one free!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Baby Banner

Here is a banner I made for my newest grandson! If you click on the picture, it should come up a little bigger so that you can see the detail. I used the new Stampin' Up Big Shot pennant die for both the triangle shapes as well as the doily shapes. It took me a while to die cut everything and assemble it, but it was definitely a labor of love! :-)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Birthday card for a friend

This is a birthday card that I made for a friend who has a birthday next week. I used a new embossing folder and adding some sparkles to the butterflies. It is hard to capture the sparkle in a photo, but it is very pretty and I hope she will like it.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Another verson of Stamp 'n chat card

On Friday I went to the Scrapbook Expo at the Santa Clara County Convention Center. My favorite booths are the ones with dies and embossing folders. So, of course, I couldn't resist a few new ones. I had some materials left from the stamp 'n chat, so I decided to use some of my new things to make another card. The embossing folder is a Sizzix embossing folder, and the scalloped oval on the front of the card is from the new nesting thin dies from Sizzix as well. I have a few other items that I purchased and I am having fun creating some new cards. I am planning some for the Macdonald Center, so I can give them to my daughter when I see her next.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

New Punch Sneak Peek

The above card uses a new punch that will be available starting Sept. 1st! This stocking punch is so cute! It has 4 parts that punch so that you can add the contrast for the toe, heel, and upper band. There is also a stamp set to match! Holiday cards and tags this year are going to be so much fun!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Card From Stampin' Up!

I received this hand-made card from Stampin' Up on Thursday with a hand-written note inside thanking me for all of my work with the Ronald McDonald House. It was signed by three people, including Shelli! I was surprised and pleased. I intend to share it with my fellow demonstrators who help at the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Demonstrator Stamp 'n Chat Card

This is the card I made for last evening's demonstrator stamp 'n chat. I used some fun new items from the catalog, and one new item from the upcoming holiday mini. New items from the catalog are the new Striped Embossing Folder, Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon, and the new hostess set--Precious Butterflies. The sparkly silver circle is the new silver glimmer paper that will be available starting Sept. 1st. I love it because it is actually more clear sparkle than silver. It is going to be wonderful to use on holiday cards!!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Ronald McDonald House Project

This is a sample of today's Ronald McDonald House project. The family members had a choice of 4 fun stamps from the special Ronald McDonald House stamp set from Stampin' Up to make this little 3 x 3 gift tag.
We had a wonderful group today--I used up all of the supplies that I brought, so that means we had a great turnout! I am always pleased to be able to bring some joy to as many families as possible in the short time that we are there.
Thanks to 2 other members of our Stampin' Up group, we provided 3 projects for the families to complete!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Card from card kit

Just to entice you, this is one of the cards from the special card kit that I am offering free with a special order. See my previous post on July 26th for the details.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Another cute use for die

I used the same die from yesterday and added a front to it, and voila, a tote!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Decorated hanging basket

I have this new sizzix die that makes this cute hanging basket. It is best used with chipboard, but I thought I would try it with Natural White cardstock and it works great! It would be great to put a magnet on back and put a 3 x 3 post it note pad with a small pen in the pocket and place on your fridge. I will probably use this for a future stamp camp. Stay tuned!