Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sorry I'm Late!

I feel like I'm always behind when it comes to birthday wishes. Some folks are great at keeping up with that kind of stuff. I begin with the best of intentions, but I just don't seem to have that follow through.
Take my brother's birthday card for example. His birthday has come and gone already, but -- hey! I have his card ready now!! Of course, I'm gonna send it, even if it's a little bit late.
'Cause it's better late than never, right?

This is from a card that was given to us at convention. I used More Mustard scalloped ribbon (great stuff), and the Whisper White note cards with envelopes. The Easy Events stamp set was used for the stamping (got that for free at the convention -- love it!) and then colored in with the Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz classic inks using the blender pen. The image was stamped a second time on the Designer Series Brights Pattern Paper and the cut out and glue dotted (is that a word?) onto the image. A Rhinestone finished off the card with just a tad of bling! I'm thinkin' that maybe I should use a row of Rhinestones and have that be the slime that the snail is leaving behind. What do you think?

I think my brother will like the card, and getting this card is gonna make him smile. And that's why I'll send it -- even if it's late.

It's fair week here in our county, so the boys and I went yesterday to check everything out on the opening day. Our 4-H booth had some issues, so we were glad we went so that we could do a bit of patch work on it. Hope it does well!

Hope you are doing well, too! Happy Stampin' and Scrappin'!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Greetings, Earthling!

This great stamp set is retired as of the wonderful new catalog that Stampin' Up! has out at this point; it's such a fun stamp set that I've enjoyed using that I had to get one more card out of it before I give it away over this weekend or next weekend. It's the Greetings, Earthling stamp set. This is a simple card because I was in mass production mode. That's my excuse, and I'm stickin' to it!!

This stamp set was one of those that's great for guys or gals, birthdays or thank yous, get well cards -- well, you get the picture. Lots of occasions.

Our VBS was called Galactic Adventures or something or other along those lines (okay, I guess I'm busted because I don't know for sure what the theme was). It had Galactic in the title, though. I'm positive of that.

Anywho . . . I volunteered to make the thank-you cards for the helpers, and there were 35 cards needed. That's what I've been doing for the past two evenings in the stampin' studio. I used several retired things on it like the stamp set and the silver cord. Thankfully, Dazzling Diamonds glitter isn't one of those things. I don't know what I'd do without a bit of glitter every now and then.

When you're the only female in the house, you get your glitter fix whenever you can.

So -- thanks for stopping by. Happy Stampin' and Scrappin'!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Leave Your Wallet At Home Event

Please join me for a fun-filled time where you can actually Leave Your Wallet At Home!

A new Stampin' Up! catalog has come out, and I want to share it with you and show you some of the great products. The basic idea is that you will have "bingo dollars" and "auction dollars" that you can turn around and "spend" winning prizes at bingo and at an auction that we will do at this event. Up for auction and prizes for bingo will be lots of retired products, grab bags, 3-D samples, brand new goodies I got at the Stampin' Up! convention ... and many more.

How can you earn "bingo dollars" and "auction dollars"?

-RSVP by Monday, July 25 (or be one of the first 10 to RSVP and get extra dollars)
-Arriving on time
-Bringing a friend who is new to stamping or just new to me
-Wearing something that's a Stampin' Up! color
-Booking a workshop
-Signing up to be demonstrator
-Signing up for a club
-Place an online order

This great event will be held over two weekends at my house:
Friday, July 29 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 30 at 10:00 a.m.
and Friday, August 5 at 7:00 p.m., along with Saturday, August 6 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Earn Even More Dollars!

Share a Little Sunshine

Bring a card to be donated to . . .

the Kyrie Foundation, a midwest nonprofit organization that raises global research funds to cure children's brain cancer. Brain cancer is the No. 1 cancer killer of children. The organization hosts multiple fundraisers annually. The proceeds are applied to the Kyrie Foundation Tissue Bank Fund through the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of the U.S., located in Asheville, N.C. During both the Easter and Christmas seasons, volunteers from the group also distribute gifts, including items for the patient, siblings and parents to local pediatric units. Handmade thank you cards will be distributed to parents for their own personal use to thank friends and family who are supporting them during their child's illness. Read more about this important organization on their website:

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Do you craft late at night or while the kids are napping? Do you worry about damaging your table when hammering eyelets? Do wimpy hole punches make you crazy? If you’ve felt any of those things, you are not alone! I know in the past my eyelets have collected dust and been neglected because I didn’t want to pound down the house. Now I add eyelets anytime, day or night, and love creating mini albums and d├ęcor projects that require punching lots of holes because I have the super-cool Crop-a-Dile tool. Tools are cool to begin with, but the Crop-a-Dile sets large and small eyelets, punches 1/8” and 3/16” holes, embosses, and can punch at least 10 sheets of our heavy card stock at one time, no sweat! One warning - the Crop-a-Dile can give guys tool envy so you may have to guard your new toy!

Keep the packaging from the Crop-a-Dile that includes instructions for future reference. Use the Crop-a-Dile to punch tin and leather for all your fun altered projects! Did you know the Crop-a-Dile can create circle embossing? Simply place card stock in the eyelet setter and squeeze gently!

Thanks for stopping by ~~ Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Admit it - it’s happened to you. You’ve made the perfect card or scrapbook page and then gone to add your greeting or title and you’ve stamped it crooked. We’ve all done it. How frustrating it is! Fortunately, we have a handy little tool called the Stamp-a-ma-jig (it’s just fun to say) that will help save the day! Okay, so the name is a bit odd, but you know how it goes when you have a cool tool it needs a nifty name. The Stamp-a-ma-jig comes with a guide handle and a clear imaging sheet. You place the imaging sheet into the corner of the guide, stamp your image onto the imaging sheet, line up the imaging sheet and guide over your project, remove the imaging sheet, and stamp your greeting or image exactly where you want it. No fuss, no muss! We have enough frustrations in our lives, don’t let annoying little things add to yours, get your Stamp-a-ma-jig today!

Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla card stocks, ½” Baja Breeze Seem Binding Ribbon, Linen Thread, Silver brads, Snail adhesive, Stamping Dimensionals, mini Glue dots

Save time by creating custom imaging sheets using card stock vellum for your alphabet stamp sets.