Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Blog Candy Winner

Well here it is the long awaited winner of blog candy give away for my blog! And without further adieu the winner is ...........................

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SeekerSeerSage said...
Great work, I love your choice of stamp set and the colors! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!
July 27, 2009 9:15 AM

So Maggie, you better start shopping! I'll be emailing you shortly for your $25 Gift Certificate choice! The catalog is at your disposal!

I also wanted to take this time to THANK EVERYONE that stopped by my blog and left such nice comments. Lots of you mentioned my SWEET, BEAUTIFUL and CHARMING little Rodney, the blog mascot! I passed every one of your kind comments on to him and he was just ELATED with the attention! Of course being the proud Mama that I am you simply made MY day too! Thank you to everyone for making this Tour such a success!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Royal Blog Tour

Well the Tour is over but the projects remain! I'll be posting the sizes and all on these projects by Thursay! And I'll be back just a little later today with the winner of the blog candy. See you soon!

We've been months in the planning of this Tour and the day is finally here. What fun it has been to perouse the new catalog dreaming of the samples to be made with the new sets and picking out what each of us would use to tempt you! So with out further fanfare I'm happy to present to you my samples for the Tour.

When my eyes fell upon Pendant Park on that very first pass through the new Catty back in June, I knew this was a set I must have! So please take the next few minutes to see what I have come up with for you using this most BEAUTIFUL set. I know your journey for the next 3 days consists of lots of stops so I'm not going to slow you down by listing all the products used in these cards. But never fear, just bookmark my blog or better yet subscribe to my blog and as soon as the Tour is over I will post all the details of each of these cards all the way down to the dimensions of each layer! That way if you need this set us much as I did you can order and make these cards for yourself.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I know I must let you go know as you have many other stops on this royal journey that you have embarked upon. But please don't be a stranger return often, the Puppies and I would LOVE to see you again.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Nature's Nest Birthday Greeting

Happy Thursday to Everyone! I've got a very speedy post for you guys today. So much to do and so little time. I know you guys understand!

I needed to make a birthday card for my boss, we were having his birthday lunch today and I had this new set and had been dying to use it. I could just picture these bright blue eggs in my mind! I was super please with how they turned out but the nest needs more work. Next time will be better. Here is what I used.

Card Details:
  • Card Stock - Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Brilliant Blue
  • Stamps - Natures Nest (113826)
  • Ink - Black Stazon, Marvelous Markers in Brilliant Blue, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa and Creamy Caramel
  • Accessories - Eyelet Punch, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain, Dimensionals and Perfect Layer Tool, Watercolor paper

Well, like I said speedy! Remember the Royal Blog Tour starts bright and early on Monday morning with lots of WONDERFUL ideas and a few blog candy's too! I will be offering a $25.00 Stampin' Up gift certificate so put it on your calendar so you don't forget! You check out all the details here

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you hopefully with one more post before the tour!

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Happy Sunday and I have another new set for you today! I love sketch challenges but have been so swamped it's been way over a month since I got to do one. So I did double duty today, actually triple duty, I've got a new stamp set plus I did two sketch challenges.

Well I'm a dog person, I love dogs, better than most people! LOL So every stamp set that Stampin' Up comes out with about dogs I MUST own! This one is really cute and I think people are going to like it. It's called D is for Dog, isn't that cute?

The first sketch challenge was Mary Jo Price-Williams over at Technostamper. She has a new sketch each Monday so I'm just squeaking in at the last minute for this one. Here is challenge and it worked quite well for this stamp set. I used the new IC's Melon Mambo and Soft Suede, first time using Melon Mambo, it's a REALLY pretty color. Thanks Mary Jo for a great sketch!

Then the second card is done using the same set and was for the Stamping 411 blog. They offer a sketch challenge each Saturday but this is the first one I've had time to play along with. What a fun sketch (411-SC108)this one was. As they said in their write up about the sketch it will be one you can go back to time and time again for a quick and cute card! Thanks Ladies!

I used the D is for Dog set and paired it with the Soft Suede (this is a real must have color) and the Melon Mambo. Used lots of circle punches to showcase the little paw print and bone and then the Very Vanilla for the background, which really made the Soft Suede and Melon Mambo ink and paper POP. I was super pleased with this card too. I'm thinking that I will make a few of these for my Vet's office to use. It went together so quick! Love that!

Well that's it for this Sunday. Thanks so much for stopping by and just a quick reminder that a week from Monday is when the next Royal Blog Tour gets started, three days of NEW CATALOG projects and lots of blog candy! Please be sure to visit the Royal Blog Tour site to learn all about the tour. Until next time.....SEE YA!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Farm Life Goodness

More new goodies! Today we have a couple of cards made with the new set Farm Life (#114411). Here is a secret about me, if I could have my dream place to live, anywhere in the world it would be on a place like this at the foot of a mountain!! LOL Not a working farm per se with livestock for profit, they would all be companions just like my dogs! Oh and by the way I would have a LOT more dogs :) Needless to say this is a DREAM as you would have to be MEGA RICH to do that and I'm not even slightly rich. Like I said this is a dream!

Okay back to reality............both of these cards are water colored using chalks and a few marvelous markers on watercolor paper. Very simple technique that ANYONE can do, if I can anyone can! Give it a try if you liked to color as a child you'll love this technique now.

Card Details:
Card #1
  • Farm Life (114411)
  • Card Stock - Bravo Burgundy, Brilliant Blue, Garden Green, Certainly Celery
  • Ink - Black Stazon, Garden Green
  • Accessories - Chalks, Aqua Painter, Certainly Celery 3/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Perfect Layer Tool, Dimensionals, Versa Mark

Card #2

  • Farm Life (#114411) - Sentiment from Razzle Dazzle
  • Card Stock - Soft Suede, Brilliant Blue, Garden Green
  • Ink - Black Stazon, Soft Suede
  • Accessories - NEW Modern Label Punch (#116630), Soft Suede Grosgrain Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Perfect Layer Tool, Dimensonials, Marvelous Markers

Well that wraps up this post, thank you for stopping by and remember to check the Stampin' Up deal of the week in the right sidebar, it's the Big Shot bag at a HUGE discount and don't forget about the new Demo special starting on August 15th, you can check out the post with all the details on clicking HERE!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

New Goodies!! Medallion BG Stamp

Hi Everyone! Let me start first by apologizing for being away so long. I've had some great workshops that have kept me very busy and we have really been gearing up for the next Royal Blog Tour on July 27th, 28th and 29th. You will want to mark this on your calendar, there will be 4 tours of 20 blogs in each tour and it will primarily be NEW PRODUCT showcased from the new Stampin' Up catalog. I can't give away any secrets but there will be some exciting surprises in store for our ROYAL travelers! You will want to check out this blog for all the details - and for some very fun interviews with some of the stampers whose blogs you will be visiting during the tour, including our featured Stampers who are really quite famous out there in our little stamping world! :)

Now on to the cards I made for you using some of my NEW stuff!!! YEAH! These are all made using the NEW In Color's for 2009/2010 and the FABULOUS new background stamp called Medallion. This stamp is simply beautiful and a must have I think for your stamp collection. Look how simple these cards are just focusing on that stamp. No kidding this 4 cards took a total of 45 minutes to make and I didn't have a clue what I was going to do when I set down to work. So that time includes design. You really are going to want to get this stamp for your own!

There are no special techniques or anything on these cards so I'll just give you the products used and I think you won't have any trouble figuring out what I did. If you do though don't hesitate to ask!

Card Ingredients:
  • Stamp Set: Medallion #115223 and Thoughts & Prayers #113252
  • Card Stock: Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
  • Classic Ink: Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
  • Accessories: Brads (regular & rhinestone), Wide Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Crop-a-dile, In Color Markers, Crushed Curry & Soft Suede Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool and Crushed Curry DSP

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy the new products, I'll be featuring something new for each post for awhile, saving one set to show you during the Blog Tour.

Be sure to check out the link above to find out about the Tour!

Also, SU has the WONDERFUL new Demo special starting on July 15th, I have all the details in the post below, be sure to check that out and if you have EVER considered giving SU a try this is certainly the time to do it. So let me know if I can help!

See you soon!

Friday, July 3, 2009

New Demo Special!

Become a Demonstrator

While anytime is a great time to join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator, joining during July and August is especially sweet!
Starting your own Stampin' Up! business means free and discounted products, plus a little extra cash--and who couldn't use that? Plus, from July 15 - August 31, you can become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for only $85!

The special, limited-time Mini Starter Kit contains many of the items you need to get started in your new business, including
For All You Do stamp set
In Color Classic Stampin' Pads (6)
Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
Business forms and tools
Or if you want to buy the standard $199 Starter Kit, in addition to the supplies listed below, you'll get all six of the new In Color Classic Stampin' Pads and one pack of In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")--a $43 value! The standard Starter Kit includes
Four stamp sets
A Stampin' Around wheel, handle, and ink cartridge
Stampin' Pastels
Card stock
Eastern Blooms D├ęcor Elements and applicator tool
Five Classic Stampin' Pads
VersaMark Pad
Stampin' Scrub and Mist
Blender pens
Business forms and tools

These special offers--the Mini Starter Kit and the In Color add-on to the standard Starter Kit--are only available for a limited time, so you must act fast! Benefits of Becoming a Demonstrator Whether you just love to stamp, or you want to grow a successful, thriving business, the Stampin' Up! opportunity is the right fit for you. Stampin' Up! demonstrators enjoy many benefits, with just a few listed below:

  • Product discount. Demonstrators get a 20 percent discount on all Stampin' Up! products, including stamp sets, paper, and accessories. It's a great way to support your love of stamping and paper crafting.

  • Extra income. You'll earn extra income based on your sales and recruiting--how much extra income is up to you. Maybe you just want enough income to pay the electric bill every month, or maybe your goal is bigger--the monthly payment for your new car--it's your decision! See the Compensation Table for more information.

  • Flexible schedule. This is your business, so you can put in as much (or as little) time as you'd like.

  • Support from Stampin' Up! THEY LOVE demonstrators and it shows through their demonstrator support materials, including a monthly magazine, workshop ideas, and audio and video trainings on all kinds of topics available on our Demonstrator Web Site.

So what are you waiting for? Contact your me TODAY to join the Stampin' Up! family! You won't regret it I know I haven't! And for $85 you simply CAN NOT go wrong!