Sunday, January 25, 2009

SAB - Great time to join and hostess!

Did you know ?
Sale- a- bration time is right around the corner and this would be a GREAT time to sign up as a SU! demonstrator , Why? Because on top of the already fabulous goodies you get in the starter kit you will also recieve a FREE stamp set.... any set from the new 2009 catalog ( valued up to 47.95) between Feb 1, 2009- March 31, 2009. Plus you can sign up with me online by clicking HERE and then choosing the Join Stampin' Up tab. If your interested in Joining the SU! family and my stamping team CONTACT ME via the link to the right for more details as you will need my password to access the forms online.

SAB BROCHURES HAVE BEEN MAILED! If you've placed an order with me recently, you should be receiving your copy in the mail. Check out all the great stams (and even ribbon) that you get for FREE with each $50 ordered! The perfect time to host your first workshop and/or build your supplies! If you'd like to host a show during this time, CONTACT ME via the link on the right ----> A link to the brochure will be posted soon.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Card Kit Challenge

Every so often I host a Rubber Room Challenge for the girls who come to my open house or BYOP (bring your own project). This challenge featured the use of a left over card kit from a stamp camp or workshop. The girls could pick a card kit as their base and use a limited supply of scraps and ribbon. They also had to use stamps that will be in the New Spring/Summer 09 catalog that I had on display from my pre-order. Their creations are being posted and are open for voting for 1 week. On January 25th, the one with the most comments (here and on my SCS Gallery) will receive a retired hostess set. So please show the girls some love and vote for your favorite! TFL!

Entry No. 1

Entry #2

Entry #3

Which one will you vote for?

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Happy 40th Junie!

Tonight I got to share a little time with some "old" friends - now by old I don't mean age... even though Junie IS turning 40 now too lol! I love spending time with old friends - there is nothing like reliving your youth with girls you have know all your life! I'm so thankful to have maintained a connection with these truly special girls - even though I can't convince them to stamp! Oh well, I'll keep 'em anyway :) The magnet above was cliped to a gift bag.

Here's the card I made for Julie (Only I am allowed to call her Junie). The inside reads "remember when we were young and couldn't wait to get older"..... "boy we're we stupid or what?!"

Here's a snapshot of us taken by our waitress. Front is the Birthday Girl, Junie. Then left to right is Lisa, Me and Tricia. Here's to good friends - just don't drink the martini's!

Friday, January 16, 2009

sneak peak - petal pizzaz from Stampin up's Spring/Summer 2009 catalog

Here's another sample for the New Catty Kick off Open House. This one uses the new set coming out called Petal Pizzaz. The scalloped flower is a solid image stamp and the inner flower is also a solid image stamp. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line the centers up and then put a white eyelet in the middle. The red accent is a left over piece after I cut a top note using my top note die in the bigshot, then turning it 180 degrees and cutting it again - kinda into a squareish shape. After you do this, there are 2 of these pieces left over and I think the resemble parenthese (sp?). Anyhoo, thanks for looking - have a great one!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

New Catalog Bookmark Wish List

Hi there! I'm so excited that that new catalogs are now arriving. I have all of the ones that I pre-ordered, but I was a little late in getting these bookmarks ready to give out with the catty's - so anyone who has already picked your catty, please remind me to give you one of these cute bookmarks. I found the template for the printed side a while ago on splitcoast. If anyone needs it, email me and I'll be glad to send it to you. Sadly, I can't post word documents on my blog :(

After printing and cutting them, I backed them with some close to cocoa dp, then stamped a flower from the new set called Petal Pizzaz on the front and added some ribbon. The perfect way to keep your wish wish close at hand! Thanks for looking. If you still need a catty - email me and we'll figure out how best to get one in your hot little hands! Cost is $10... or $7 if you've placed an order with me since the last catalog!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Big Shot

Big Shot Spoiler:

Okay you are all going to want to get the Big Shot now! You are going to love the textured templates. They are a great deal -- for only $11.95 you get 3, 2-sided templates. That's less than $2 per texture!

Coming in February - Big Shot Pop-Up dies. You will be able to get a die to make pop-up cards. The dies will cut out all of the pieces you need to make fabulous pop-ups. One is a beach ball and one is a three-tiered cake. The three-tiered cake comes with candles for a birthday or a miniature bride and groom.

Coming in March - Embossing folders!

Wowza - can't wait to get more big shot accessories to play with and show you! I have one new one to show you at my new Catty Open House this Sunday from 12-4 in the Rubber Room - hope to see you there!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Another Stampin Up sneak peak with Petal Pizzaz

Here's another sneak peek at a brand new stampin up set. This card is made using Petal Pizzaz. These are a bunch of solid image flowers and leaves. There are 2 different stamps used to make the flower and the leaves are from this new set too. The stem is made by free hand cutting a strip of kiwi kiss paper and then crimping it. The designer paper is from the new designer paper called Raspberry Tart. The word love is cut using my naturally serif alphabet die and the big shot. The "U" is some retired chipboard that I colored with Riding Hood Red and then covered with dazzling diamond. Thanks for looking - hope you like it... Love U ;)

Friday, January 9, 2009

raspberry tart and sweet stems - sneak peek Spring Summer 2009

Hi there! Sorry it's been so long since I blogged - I'm having a hard time getting back into the swing of things since the holidays. As a demo, we were able to pre-order some select stuff that will be in the new catalog (which should be here next week!). These two cards use a new set called sweet stems. It's a cute little set that has four different flowers in it. One stamp is used on the card above and another stamp is used on the card below. Also on these cards is new Designer Series Paper called Raspberry Tart - LOVE this stuff - it's sooo pretty. The colors in it are Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss and Pink Pirouette - ooooh.... It's so yummy! These cards are cased from cards found on Splitcoast - I told you I was having a hard time getting my mojo back. When I have times like that (Yes, it happens to demos with all sorts of new goodies too), I find that if I go look for inspiration and create SOMETHING, anything.... even if it's a copy of someone else's design, I become inspired and am back on track quickly.

Here's a belated Happpy New Year wish from my son. The kids thought it would be a good idea to write Happy New Year on their faces with baseball eye black. Not really alot of fun scrubbig that off his face at 1 am! He's my little old man as he always wears his glasses at the end of his nose like that and looks over them - I often wonder why he even puts them on his face?!? And, before anyone turns me in - that's sparkling grape juice :) So Anyway - Happy New Year to you and yours!!