Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Well...Hello There!

I post today with mild trepidation. I feel as if it's the first day of school and I need to remember how to blog. However, while I return to the blog world a little bewildered...I am also refreshed back with new designs as well an opportunity to get together to stamp!

There will be two opportunities to "Stamp-A-Stack" in August:

What is a Stamp-A-Stack?

  • This is an event where you can stock up on all of your greeting card needs and create 12 handmade cards.
  • I will pre-cut, design, and set up the cards so that it can be a fun, easy, and relaxing experience.

When will it be?

  • Saturday, August 8th 2:30-5pm: deadline to RSVP: August 2nd
  • Saturday, August 15th 2:30-5pm: deadline to RSVP: August 8th
Stamp 12 cards and coordinating Stampin' Up! quality envelopes for $15 in your choice of 3 card designs according to the following options:
  • Option A: 12 cards in one card design
  • Option B: 8 + 4 cards in two different designs
  • Option C: 6 + 6 cards in two different designs
  • Option D: 4 + 4 + 4 cards in three different designs
Card #1: Big Bold Birthday
A bold and bright birthday card with assorted designer paper in Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, and Bermuda Bay. A cheery card to celebrate a special day!

Card #2: Lovely Laurel

This whimsical card utilizes the new Pendant Park stamp set. The neutral colors are strong enough for a man, but also soft enough for a woman. Optional wording is available upon request.

Card #3: A Note of Thanks

The Medallion background stamp provides an artful presence in this understated design. Thank You cards are always great to have in stock. Optional greetings are also available upon request.

  • Bring your own favorite adhesive, SNAIL/roller type recommended for ease and neatness.
  • If you need another date or would prefer your own Private Stamp-A-Stack session with your friends, ask about arranging a time.
  • $15 SAS fee and design options must be received by Deadline Date to hold your spot.
  • Space and supplies are limited; friends are welcome but reserve your spot(s) EARLY to guarantee your choices.
  • Card designs and color combinations are pre-set and cannot be changed, however some optional sentiments are available.
  • SAS fee is non-refundable after Deadline Date. You may attend another session if available or transfer your spot to someone else if needed.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Lifetime of Love

All supplies SU unless noted: Very Versatile stamp set, ink in kiwi kiss, so saffron, perfect plum, cardstock in kiwi kiss, perfect plum, and very vanilla, ribbon in kiwi kiss and very vanilla, stampin' dimensionals

This is another lovely wedding card made from the Very Versatile stamp set. I like this stamp set because there are matching sentiments for the outside and inside of the card. The inside sentiment says:

The stamp set covers a variety of card needs: Wedding, Sympathy, Birthday, and Thank You

If you'd like to add Very Versatile to your collection click here to shop now.

Free Haagen-Daz ice cream

OOh...I love Ice Cream, especially free ice cream. Free cone from 4-8pm only today!

Check for a location near you!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Free Chocolate from Mars

A couple of months ago when I first started this blog I promised I would share web coupons and other cool freebies...unfortunately I slacked off.

However, today I am going to redeem myself. If you haven't already heard about the Mars Real Chocolate Relief Act click on the link and register for a maximum of 4 coupons for free chocolate. They will only issue 250,000 coupons per day. I just registered and I was able to get one. Hurry! Click here before it's too late!

Mars Candy includes: M&M's, Dove Chocolate, Snickers, Twix, 3 Musketeers, Milky Way

Big thanks to my wonderful friend Sarah who alerted me about this fabulously chocolately deal. :)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

For the Bride

All supplies SU unless noted: For the Bride stamp set, ink in basic gray, perfect plum, cardstock in basic gray, perfect plum, and very vanilla, stampin' dimensionals, sizzix damask texturz plate, big shot

AH! I never imagined that I'd be such a bad blogger! Things have just been incredibly crazy with the start of the wedding season. I love weddings, but they basically consume your weekend. I'll have a two week reprieve so I'll have some mother's day cards and more wedding cards coming up.
One highlight of the weekend was that I got to help put on a bridal shower for my lovely friend Roz. It was a beautiful afternoon of showing our love to the bride to be.
I really enjoyed the look of the card I made for her. The damask texturz plate was a perfect compliment to the Paisley pattern of the bride's dress from the For the Bride stamp set. I didn't want the card to be too "busy" so I kept it pretty simple.
Coincidentally, I think that Roz is going to have her hair done similarly to the bride on the card. :)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wedding Season

All supplies SU unless noted: For the Bride and Define Your Life stamp sets, cardstock in baja breeze, red riding hood, kraft, and very vanilla, ink in baja breeze, ruby red, ribbon in red riding hod and very vanilla, baja breeze from flower fusion too, silver brad, stampin' dimensionals

I'll have an ongoing series of Wedding related cards since I'll be attending a whopping 5 within the next 3 months. However, I'll have to wait until some of them pass before posting the card since I know that some of the brides may read this blog. (Hi Roz! Hi Jessie! Hi Pui-Yun!).

Today's card will be for a couple getting married this weekend. This is the first time that I've actually decorated the inside of a card. To be honest, I decorated the inside of the card in order to cover up a mistake a made while stamping the together definition stamp the first time. However, no worries, just cover it up with a contrasting piece of paper and pretty it up with a ribbon and no one will ever know.

For a close up of the together stamp see below:

I love words and definitions. The Define Your Life stamp set includes 28 stamps featuring different words that can be applied to a multitude of occasions.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Sweet Pillow Box

All supplies SU unless noted: Bella Toile Background stamp, cardstock in pale plum, ink in perfect, ribbon in very vanilla, stick strip, sizzix bigz pillow box die

As you can see from the supply list, this project took very little resources and time. I used the sizzix pillow box die on the big shot and out popped a pre-cut and pre-creased box. I folded along the creases, used sticky strip to secure the edge and ends , and voila a pillow box just like that.

The Bella Toile background stamp is featured again today, it likes to show off how it can add elegance to an otherwise pretty but plain piece of paper.

The best part about this box is that it is the perfect size for my favorite chocolate of all time:

I live very close to a Ghirardelli Chocolate factory and my sister bought a case of chocolate squares at Christmas and let me tell you it has taken a lot of self-control not to eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

However, I digress. A pillow box filled with your favorite candy would make a great favor for a wedding, wedding shower, birthday party, or as a baby announcement.

Just looking at the pillow box...I want to untie that ribbon so that I can get to the chocolate...but then again I do have an entire case that I could dig into. :)