Saturday, June 30, 2007
Don't you HATE a tease??? :D
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Not too much is happening here stampin'-wise; I'm (im)patiently waiting for the new Idea Book & Catalog to make its appearance. Today, the Retired Accessories List came out, causing the same furor on demonstrator lists that it and the Retired Stamp List cause each year. I try to be as low-keyed as I can, knowing that we'll lose some things I really loved, but also will get some wonderful new toys, too. If you haven't seen either list yet, contact your local demonstrator, or email me at email@example.com!
Sorry about the ink on the front of this card; EVERY sample from my 10/10/10 classes seems to get ink on it somewhere. :) I actually moved the front piece on this card after I scanned it. :) I've loved this color blue from the In Color selection this year - it's Cool Carribean. Such a nice choice, just a little lighter than Tempting Turquoise. And I'm sorry to see it go - but I've already decided that I absolutely LOVE the new Purely Pomegranate color!!!!! Can't wait to start showing you samples of things made with both new colors/accessories AND new stamps!
I forgot that I didn't put a time limit on voting for your favorite birthday card! Let's make it NEXT TUESDAY, JUNE 26, midnight Central time!!! Click on this link to go vote: http://www.pbase.com/ifistand/bd_cards.
Tomorrow night is a STAMP ANYTHING YOU WANT at my house. I think everyone will have a good time, and I don't have to plan anything. :D I hope YOU have a great day!
Monday, June 18, 2007
GOSH, I feel like doing NOTHING!!!! I don't know if it's because I REALLY don't want to work on the show from the 23rd - July 1, or after-birthday blues, or just plain ol' laziness. Have I told y'all that I HATE being hot?
So, since I knew I wanted to show you SOMETHING, and not just whine :D, I came up with this little 3x3 card; the stamped image is embossed, and the polka dots are a pencil eraser. I don't have a dot that's the size I wanted, and this one works perfectly. :) If I have an occasion in the future to hand out business boosters, these are probably something I'll do for that - and I can put a piece of candy or something inside, and my business card. :) What do you think?
News flash: Stampin' Up! let us know today that there are quality issues with the CLEAR DETAIL EP, so they've discontinued it already. It's NO LONGER AVAILABLE. Hmmmmmmm. I sure hope SOMETHING will be taking its place - I use it ALL the time!!!!! Like on THIS card!!!
Just two more days until the retired accessories list comes out! I can't WAIT - it means we're one more step closer to the new Idea Book & Catalog coming out!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get YOUR IB&C preordered today!!!!! Don't forget my Open House on July 2 from 6:30 - 9!!!!!!!!
Gonna go do nothin' again. :D Hope you're having a much more productive week than I am!
Friday, June 15, 2007
Simply go to http://www.pbase.com/ifistand/bd_cards and leave a comment, telling me which one you think should win. It's that easy to vote! I haven't RAK'd back the senders yet, not all of them. Life just never seems to stop going, does it?!? If we could only tap the way time speeds ahead, we'd need no crude oil! LOL!!
Now, I don't think I'll tell you what the prize will be; but I promise, I give GREAT prizes! Here's what Cheryl - the prize-winner from the May scrapbooking contest - said when she received hers:
I got my package from you in the mail today! Thank you SO much for the simply scrappin pack! I've never had one of these, and it is perfect for me! I love the colors and the die cuts! I am so excited! I can't wait to play with it! Thanks so much. I hope you had a great birthday!
:) I like to make people happy! So, GOOD LUCK if yours is one of the seven entries! If you're not, maybe you want to go stamp a little! Who knows when I'll have another contest going on? :)
Have a wonderful day! Keep cool, and count your blessings!
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Yup. The big FOUR-OH. That's today, June 12. It's been a good celebration so far, with getting pedicures with four wonderful girlfriends Sunday, and getting presents from friends who are also customers Monday night. :)
This card sample is from my 10/10/10 class Monday night, too! Thanks to Melissa, my downline and one of my awesome girlfriends, for the oval punches - this is using the large oval, and the 1-1/4: circle punch. The "happy" is from Polka Dots & Paisley. Colors of card stock are Garden Green, YoYo Yellow, and Creamy Caramel. We dragged the YoYo Yellow through a Summer Sun ink pad, and the Creamy Caramel through a Close to Cocoa ink pad, after we'd wadded each punch up and straightened it out again. I just think this is too cute - and hardly any stamping, although the little stamping IS embossed with the orange EP from the Brights EP Stack.
I am SOOOOOOOOOO looking forward to the new Idea Book & Catalog!!! We keep getting small hints of what will be in the accessories section - like a new scallop circle punch, and dyable flowers - that make me SURE the best are yet to be shown. AUGH!!!!!!!! They're such TEASES at Stampin' Up! :D
Well, I'll post on Wednesday what we did for my birthday. Ken's already told me the food plan, and I must say, it's a good one. :D Don't forget, you can still email me a file of a birthday card you've stamped until MIDNIGHT CENTRAL TIME JUNE 12!!!! Email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, OK? I'd LOVE for you to win my contest!!!
Talk to you Wednesday. :) Have a wonderful day!
Saturday, June 9, 2007
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
I can't help but laugh at myself. :) I had a workshop tonight, I have a class Thursday, and I have large classes on Monday. That's THREE different things to design and prepare for within SIX days! PLUS my birthday celebrations start on Friday night. :D I deserve it, right?????
Speaking of which, don't forget my contest going on! Stamp me a card, and either email me the scan, or email me at email@example.com to get my snail mail address to send me the HARD copy (and I'll RAK you back!). You'll be entered into a contest, and have a great chance of winning a prize! I've got one email file, and know one snail mail card is on its way. The rules were posted earlier in the blog, so you can look at them - the BIG one is I MUST have it by JUNE 12!!!!!! :)
This card is one of the projects for tonight's workshop. ALL Stampin' Up!® product, of course - Real Red, Basic Black, and Whisper White CS, MINI MATES stamp set, which is retiring
Saturday, June 2, 2007
Friday, June 1, 2007
If you submitted an entry for consideration, please email me your snail mail address, so I can send you something. :) THANK YOU for having fun with us, and for putting your work out there for everyone to see!
Everyone have a GREAT weekend - WELCOME TO JUNE! :)