Monday, June 29, 2009

'SUNNY DAY' SUMMER STAMP CLASS #1!


SUNNY DAY STAMP CAMP!

WOW! It’s that time again, time for the next Stamp Camp Class … hurray! You MUST reserve your spot no later than Wednesday, July 1st in order to allow enough time for ordering and shipping of supplies. When payment is received, your spot is reserved!

Date of class:

Thursday, July 16th, 6 – 9 pm - CLASS REGISTRATION CLOSED!

When you contact me to reserve your spot, please let me know which date you are interested in reserving. Cost of this class is $25; payable by cash or check. DEADLINE IS JULY 1ST.

I don’t have exact pictures of the finished project because we will be using many of the brand new Stampin’ Up! products from the 2009 – 2010 catalog which launches on July 1st! I have ideas in my head what the finished projects will look like, and will put them down on paper as soon as I am able to place an order for the new stuff on July 1st!

What I do know is … we will be decorating the cutest tin lunch box! Inside will contain six adorable 4.25 x 4.25 cards. The theme of this project will be ‘Fun in the Garden’. We will be using the brand new Simply Scrappin’ Sunny Day kit, On Board So Tweet chipboard and the brand new Designer Series Paper Kaleidoscope which uses the colors: Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie & Old Olive along with the all new In Color – Melon Mambo – YUM! You’ll have use of many Stampin’ Up! supplies, including some newbies … Fleurettes II, Corduroy Buttons, Playground Buttons, Melon Manbo Polka Dot Ribbon, Butterfly punch, the Big Shot and SO MUCH MORE!

What you will receive:

* 3 sheets 6 x 12 self-adhesive die cuts from Sunny Day Simply Scrappin’ kit
* 1 sheet 12 x 12 textured card stock in Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie & Old Olive from Sunny Day Simply Scrappin’ kit
* 2 sheets 12 x 12 double-sided designer paper from Sunny Day Simply Scrappin’ kit
* Tin lunchbox
* On Board So Tweet chipboard pieces
* Kaleidoscope DSP & Whisper White cardstock to complete your cards
* All consumable Stampin’ Up! supplies needed to complete all 7 projects, ie: glitter, accessories, ribbon, punches, ink, dimensionals, glue dots, scissors
* Snacks provided by Tastefully Simple!

I’m looking forward to seeing you at the Fun in the Garden Sunny Day Stamp Camp Class!!! (Guests are welcome, please reserve a spot for your friend at the same time you reserve your spot.)

NEW CATTY LAUNCH PARTY GOODIES!

These gifts were given to guests in attendance at Friday night's New Catty Launch Open House! Inside of purse has post it notes to go along with the matching pen!!

One of the three make and take projects at Friday's Open House ... the Matchbox Die box is filled with lifesaver candies!

NEW CATTY LAUNCH PARTY PROJECTS!



WOW ... lots of giggling and laughing was had Friday evening at the New Catty Open House Party I hosted here at my house!! Yummy food, great friends and OF COURSE, lots of stamping!

We tasted: Warm the Oven Savory Cheese Dip, Bountiful Beer Bread, Corn & Black Bean Salsa, Blue Aztec Chips, Strawberry Sundae Chiller, Key Lime Cheese Ball, Twisty Grahams and Jam Bar Goodness (my favorite!) - YUM!

Every Club Member received their brand new cattys and goodie bags (pics posted below). The guests in attendance received a little something special too!
Each attendee did three make and take projects - pics posted here.
SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much to all my stamping friends who attended!!

Sparkly Birthday Wishes!


For those of you who know me, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE anything pink and glittery!!! I found this adorable card on Splitcoast this morning and just had to share. I looks really easy - lots of punches and die cuts, add glue and glitter and wha-la! You can view the original post HERE.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A few NEW techniques!




More cards from the technique class I attended last night!

A few NEW techniques!



I'm so excited ... it doesn't take much with me! I attended a Class last night with my friend, Joan, at Archiver's and learned two new stamping techniques that I've never tried out before! We learned how to do an ink resist technique with White Staz On Ink, and we learned how to color objects (paper or silk flowers/card stock, etc.) using Glimmer Mist Sprays! Very cool ... what do you think?

INVITATION TO A NEW CATTY LAUNCH OPEN HOUSE!

Hip, hip HOORAY! The new 2009 - 2010 Idea Books and Catalogs just arrived at my house! I think the UPS man thought I was a little crazy as I ran out the front door and met him on the driveway (in my pj's!) giggling with glee!!!

I'd like to invite my stamping friends to a NEW CATALOG LAUNCH OPEN HOUSE!

When: Friday, June 26th 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Where: Debbie's house
RSVP: deb4tasteful@earthlink.net (required for make and take project supplies!)

What to expect:

· Your NEW Idea Book and Catalog – filled with tons of great ideas!
· Goodie bags for club members in attendance filled with lots of treats to go along with the new catty!
· Free make and take projects to work on while here using some of the new products!
· Refreshments provided by Tastefully Simple!
· FUN!

I'll also have some retired stamp sets/ink for sale at 'trunk sale' prices!

Hope to see you all on Friday!!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Summer Time FUN Projects!


Aren't this box and card such CUTIES?? Wash away those mid-summer blues ... schedule a stamping workshop with me in July and we can make this cute project and card! Contact me for available dates ... theme workshops are fun! How about a Desperate Housewives, Mommy and Me, Girls' Just Wanna Have Fun or Stampaholic's workshop theme??!! I just LOVE these projects!

For everyone who schedules a Stamping Workshop with me (outside of regular clubs) in July, I will bring a prepared bucket of Tastefully Simple Margarita Mix (Mango or Pomegranate Blueberry) to your party as my 'thank you' to YOU!!
YIPPIEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Goodies for my Clubers!

Another really good reason to join a club with me ... I love to stamp and love to give handmade gifts and goodies to my club members!!! Look what I did with my time over the weekend ...

I downloaded these 'wish lists' from the SU website and printed two for each club member. I did some stamping on them with the NEW Razzle Dazzle stamp set and NEW In Colors! I adhered a tab punch at the top of each with a brad and put a magnet on the back so all my club members can post their wish lists on their refrigerators ... where they can see and update their lists daily!

I punched out tab punches with the NEW In Colors for each of the eight categories in the NEW Idea Book & Catalog. I printed out labels on the computer and adhered them onto the tab punches. They are in little ziplock baggies and the club gals can use these tabs to mark the beginning of each new category in the catalogs!

These are the large clips that many of you have seen me use at my open house events and classes ... I decorate the clips, print the name of the dish on cardstock and then put them in front of the dish so everyone knows what they are eating! For these, I inserted some SU Post It Notes so everyone can jot down ideas from the new SU Catty!

Goodies for my Clubers!

These adorable little card stock rings are simply precious!!! I punched out one in each of the NEW In Colors with the large tag punch. I then printed the name of the color on labels and adhered to each tag. Then I stamped one of the little flowers from the NEW Razzle Dazzle stamp set on Whisper White card stock and punched out with the 3/4" punch and glued onto the tag. Lastly, I tied some of the NEW polka dot In Color ribbons onto the ring - one of each color!

These are pens with my Stampin' Up! labels on them. Of course, all my stamping friends will need pens to fill out their 'wish lists' for items from the NEW Idea Book & Catalog!!!

Each cluber will get a few sheets of SU page markers to mark the pages that have the items on their wish lists! They'll also get a 'Preferred Customer' punch card ... each square equals $10 in orders and when the card is completely punched, they'll get $10 off their next SU order - yippiee!!

Goodies for my Clubers!!






I know my club gals are ANXIOUSLY AWAITING the UPS man delivering their new SU Cattys to my house ... ANY DAY NOW!! As soon as they arrive on my doorstep, I will book some time to host an open house new catty launch party here! I'm working on putting together a few make-and-take projects for them to assemble so they get to play around with some of the new products right away and not have to wait until the July clubs or the Fun in the Garden Class!!

I had a very relaxing weekend ... stayed in almost all weekend (except to go out a few times for FOOD!) and watched the US Open Golf Tournament with my husband while working on stamping projects! It was like heaven!! Very quiet in the house and so peaceful ... I treasure these moments!

I decided to treat my club members to goodie bags to go with their new 2009 - 10 SU Idea Book & Catalog! I cased a few of these ideas from Chat Wszelaki's blog and I just love everything! My clubers are such a special group of ladies and I'm so thankful to be able to spend time with them each month and share our passions for paper crafting together! This is just a small token of a very big and heartfelt THANK YOU to all my wonderful stamping clients! This was supposed to be a surprise for them, but I'm so excited about how the goodie bags came out, that I couldn't contain my enthusiasm and just had to share TODAY! Yes, I know ... I'm a complete addict!! If you're reading this, then YOU are TOO ... don't you just love it??!!??
Enjoy peeking!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Sneak Peek ... NEW In Colors!


Here is a sneak peek of the new Stampin' Up! In Colors!!! These colors will be available on July 1st in the new 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Catalog and Idea Book.

The Graduation THANK YOU Card!


Here is Brandon's Graduation thank you card ... didn't 'he' do a good job making it -- giggle!!!

JUNE CLUB CHALLENGE CARDS!

Designed by: Martha Dorroh!

Designed by: Megan Green!

JUNE CLUB CHALLENGE CARDS!

Designed by: Nicole Segnere!

Designed by: Debbie (me!)

Designed by: Bonnie Shafer!

JUNE CLUB CHALLENGE CARDS!!!

Designed by: Barbara Regan!


Designed by: Beth Cornwall!


Designed by: Chrissy Harlow!

I issued a challenge in June for those interested in participating to create a card inspired by the front cover of the May issue of Southern Living at Home - Basket full of Hydrangeas. Here are some of the beautiful cards that were created by the inspiration of that lovely photo! Just outstanding ... all of them!!! (See original challenge post on May 21st).

A Little Pick Me Up From a Friend!


In the midst of all the hussle and bussle last week with all the graduation, party and out-of-state company preparations, I received this wonderful card from my friend, Nicole! It was the perfect little pick me up to brighten my day and even had a special something stamping surprise inside!! Isn't is the cutest card? How did Nicole know that pink was 'my' color??!!??

More Graduation Cards!

Designed by: Mommy (Debbie)!

Designed by: Beth Cornwall!

Designed by: Bonnie Shafer!

Graduation Cards!


Designed by: Barbara Regan!

Desiged by: Nicole Segnere!


Many, many thanks to my stamping friends that designed handmade cards for my son, Brandon, and gave them to him for his Graduation this past weekend! They all are absolutely BEAUTIFUL ... I will keep them for him and cherish them always, as I do all of your friendships. You guys are the BEST!!! Such creativity ... I'm absolutely speechless and so very thankful to you all!

This is the second card we made at June Clubs! It's SO pretty!! Very dainty, pink and adorable!

Recipe:
Stamp Set: Soft Summer, Heartfelt Thanks (sentiment inside)
Card Stock: Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Shimmery White, Sweet Always DSP
Ink: Markers - Old Olive, Pretty In Pink, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Fleurettes, Silver Chunky Glitter, two-way glue pen, Pink Pirouette 1 1/4" ribbon, Regal Rose 5/8" ribbon, clear rhinestone brad.

INSPIRED BY NATURE!





This is one of the cards we made at our June Clubs! It is so gorgeous and suitable as a masculine card for the men in your lives! I absolutely love the current In Colors and don't know what I'll do without them come July 1st!! I've posted two different versions, one with a corduory button and and Chocolate Chip spritzing on it. One has a corduory brad and no spritzing on it.

Recipe:
Stamp Set: Inspired By Nature, All Holidays, Great Friends
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Pacific Point Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Pacific Point Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Summer Sun
Accessories: Pacific Point Blue double stitched ribbon, corduory buttons, linen thread, horizontal slot punch, spritzer, Chocolate Chip marker,

Thursday, June 18, 2009

July Club Challenge!

I’m sending the July Club Challenge out early before we’ve had a chance to complete the June Stamping Clubs, but I wanted to give you all a chance to get busy on this if you’re interested in participating. This is a GREAT way to clean out those drawers and closets and get rid of some cards you may already have on hand to make room for new ones!!

Instead of doing one of our traditional swaps or challenges in July, I’ve decided on something different next month. There is an organization called ‘Cards For Heroes’. They collect handmade cards and ship them overseas to troops so the troops then can mail them back to loved ones. Their website is www.cardsforheroes.org . So for July, I will be collecting as many cards as I can to send to CFH. The person who comes to July clubs with the most number of cards will win a prize! Some tips, in case you don't get a chance to look at their website:

~No envelopes needed
~Any size card, but preferably A2 (5 1/2 x 4 1/4)
~NO GLITTER - the glitter can get on the troops' cammo, and can adversely affect their night missions
~All holidays and occasions accepted
~They are in great need of kids' birthday and miss you, as well as masculine cards
~You can make several of the same card/design or they all can be different
~Leave the inside blank
~ The military pays postage for the troops

I am interested in supporting this organization because my brother-in-law, a Sarasota, FL Police Officer, is an ex-Marine of 20 years and fought in the Dessert Storm War in Iraq. What better way to help out troops then by doing what we love to do - STAMP!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

BEAUTIFUL DECOR ELEMENTS!


This is available to hosts at the #2 level! Isn't it just GORGEOUS?? I've been waiting a long time to get this one. Thanks to my friend, Nicole, for sharing this with me!!!

Baccalaurete Address!







Sunday evening my son, Brandon, had a Baccalaureate ceremony in preparation for the Graduation Exercises this Friday evening. How grown up!! Top photo with his long-time friend from Kindergarden, Raegan Moore! Middle picture - my two baby boys! Bottom photo - Mommy and me!

Friday, June 5, 2009

JUNE PROJECT OF THE MONTH - SOOO CUTE!


S'MORES TREAT BAG!!! Schedule your June Workshop to make this LITTLE CUTIE!!!

Stamps:Under the Stars stamp set
Paper:Real Red card stock, Whisper White card stock , Creamy Caramel textured card stock
Ink:Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad, Creamy Caramel Classic Stampin' Pad, Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad, So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories:
Large flat cellophane bags, Linen thread, Stampin' Dimensionals , Blender pens, Stamping sponges
Instructions:
Stamp raccoon image in Basic Black ink, mosquito image in Creamy Caramel ink, and "Grrreat!" in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock bag topper. Adhere strip of Real Red card stock to bag topper. Stamp two stars in So Saffron ink on Whisper White card stock. Cut out and adhere to Whisper White card stock using Stampin' Dimensionals. Use a printer to print the words "Camping" and "treats" on Creamy Caramel textured card stock. Cut out in shape of sign. Color edges of sign in Creamy Caramel ink using stamping sponges. Adhere to bag topper. Stamp s'more image in Creamy Caramel ink on Whisper White card stock. Watercolor image in Creamy Caramel ink using blender pen. Cut out and adhere to sign on bag topper. Tie linen thread around bag topper.

EXTRA HOST REWARDS IN JUNE WITH TS!

June marks Tastefully Simple's 14th Birthday ... and our June Hosts will receive all the presents!

Schedule your June tasting party or catalog party and have the opportunity to earn up to an additional $214 in free products and rewards!

A handful of June dates still available ... contact me today to reserve a date especially for you and your friends!!!

EXTRA REWARDS FOR JUNE HOSTS WITH SU!

June marks my ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! Yippiee!! To help celebrate this milestone, everyone who hosts a workshop in June will receive a special handmade gift from me along with your regular host rewards and these extra specials …

I wanted to let you all know about a super exciting promotion for June Hostesses:

Dates: June 1-30, 2009
Promotion Details: The Summer Fun Hostess Bonus Promotion has two parts:
Hostesses who hold a $250-$399.99 workshop will receive an additional $20 in hostess free merchandise dollars.
Hostesses who hold a $400 or more workshop will receive an additional $40 in hostess free merchandise dollars.

This is a GREAT time to host a workshop and I have a few select dates available throughout the month. Contact me now to set up your workshop!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

LAST CHANCE RETIRED LISTS OUT NOW!

Guess what ... it's time to say goodbye to some beloved stamps and accessories from the Spring/Summer Stampin' Up! catalog. Although it’s always sad to see some of our favorite SU products go, at the same time I know when the old stuff goes out, Stampin’ Up! always has something FABULOUS around the corner!!!

I am like a kid on Christmas morning ... I’ve been looking at the Sneak Peek Stampin’ Up! new products, stamp sets, in colors and accessories. It’s all awesome! A tiny, tantalizing tidbit or two:


  • Polka Dots galore!
  • Razzleberry is the new 'in word'!
  • New punches ... new markers for the first time ever available for 'in colors'!
  • Fabulous host sets and all new Decor Elements decorations!

Here is where you can view the LAST CHANCE items:

Here is the Retired List HERE!

Here is the Retired Accessories List HERE! (Remember, this list of products goes QUICKLY! If you want something on this list, order it TODAY. You will notice some of these products have a discount ... as much as 50% off! )

Club gals - if you wait for club to order you will get stamp sets but you may not get accessories. These sell out FAST and many are available at a discount!

Here is the Decor Elements Retired List HERE - many are on sale!