Thursday, April 14, 2011

A gift for a friend

I have a good friend who is going through some health problems right now. She is so blessed with an amazing family and friends who have been helping take care of her and her family while she is being treated. Meals have been coming three times a week, and I wanted to make her some thank you cards in case she wanted to send something to someone. She loved the card that we made at our club meeting last month, so I did something very similar. I made a dozen cards with decorated envelopes for her, all twelve are a little different. I wanted to make a tag to put on the bag in place of a card from me to her. I LOVE the Fun Flowers Die, I can't wait to get it. My amazing friend let me use hers to make all of these flowers, thanks Heidi!

All supplies used are Stampin' Up!

Stamp Sets: Bliss (2011 SAB) and Thank You Kindly on the cards, Just Believe, Sanded Background and Thoughts and Prayers on the tag
Paper: Crumb Cake and Springtime Vintage DSP
Ink: Old Olive, Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip marker (usd with Spritzer Tool) and Crumb Cake (used with dauber on the "frame" of the card)
Accessories: Vintage Brads, Sponge Dauber, Spritzing Tool, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Basic Parls, Certainly Celery 1-1/4" Stripped Ribbon, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder and the Big Shot (of course)

Thanks for looking and have a great day!


Friday, April 8, 2011

One more Valentine's Day project...

I made these m&m candy sticks for a crop that I was involved in at the end of January. I filled half of the bags with regular m&m's and the other half with peanut butter m&m's. My friend Heidi has a soft spot for the peanut butter m&m's. Until recently I had never even tried them.

I really love making these little bags, they always impress the recipient, yet they are so easy to put together. I am working on some for Easter to send to my kid's classes. I will post them as soon as I have them completed.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Cute by the Inch (current hostess set)
Ink: Early Espresso and Real Red (marker)
Paper: Whisper White and Red Glimmer Paper
Other: 1x8 bags from GT Bag, 1/16" circle hole punch, 1-1/4 square punch, scallop square extra-large punch and crochet thread

Have a great day.


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Grab Bag Contents

I just wanted to share what I got in my $15 Grab Bag from Stampin' Up! today. I think it is a great deal and will make it very easy to throw together some cards quickly. Most of what I received in my Grab Bag was from the 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book and Catalog. Here's what I received:

1. It's about You Simply Sent Card Elements and More - I received the paper, envelopes and die cuts that came with this kit
2. Sending Happy Thoughts Simply Sent - I received the envelopes, paper, zig-zag twill tape and dazzling diamonds that came with this kit
3. No One Like You Simply Sent - I received the envelopes, paper and buttons that came with this kit
4. Thankful Thinking Simply Sent Card Elements - I received the full sheets of CS that came with this kit
5. Rock Star Simply Sent Card Elements - I received the ribbon that came with this kit (5 yards of each)
6. Flower Fusion Too Accents & Elements. I am super excited about this
7. A portion of the Black Gingham Ribbon, this was pre-cut but I haven't found the kit it came from

I am very happy with what I received for $15. Sorry that the picture is not great, it's super windy here today, so I couldn't take the photo outside.

Have a great day.


Monday, April 4, 2011

Grab a bag of Stampin' Up! products!

Beginning April 1, and continuing while supplies last, you will be able to purchase special "grab bags" from Stampin' Up! These grab bags come in three sizes: the $5, the $10 and the $15 grab bag. Each bag will contain a variety of discontinued products that could include a combination of the following: ribbons, Accents and Elements, chipboard, Designer Series Paper and Simply Sent Kit components. Grab bags will not contain stamp sets or tools. Please keep the following in mind:

  • Grab bags can only be placed on demonstrator orders or in the Online Store.

  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in the grab bag special offer.

  • There is no limit to the number of grab bags a customer may purchase; however, grab bag items are only available while supplies last.

  • All grab bag sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.

  • Not all grab bags will be unique.

The $5 grab bag will include at least $20 worth of discontinued product.

The $10 grab bag will include at least $40 worth of discontinued product.

The $15 grab bag will include at least $60 worth of discontinued product.

You can view the entire Clearance Rack ( including the grab bags) here. Please contact me to order.

Have a great day!


Saturday, April 2, 2011

My Valentine Banner

I know it's April, but I haven't blogged in so long I need to catch up on posting some projects. As the title suggests, this is a banner that I created for Valentine's Day this year. This was also the project that my club members did in January. My club members were very happy with the way it turned out. I really love ALL of the paper in the Love Letters DSP (Designer Series Paper) pack. I am definitely going to stock up on that one before it retires in June. I hope you are enjoying some of my "oldies".

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:

Paper: Love Letter DSP, First Edition DSP and Red Glimmer Paper

Ink: Basic Black

Accessories: Chipboard Sheets, Dazzling Diamonds, Basic Black 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Basic Black 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Basic Rhinestones and Sending Love Epoxy Brads (retired)

Tools: Big Shot, Scallop Circle Die, Serif Essentials Alpha Die, Crystal Effects, Mini Glue Dots, Heart to Heart Punch, Cropadile and MS score board

Have a great day!