Friday, April 13, 2007

Stamps in the Mail -- last chance for Round 1!! *CLOSED*

This program is now closed. Please check back for Round 2 which will begin in August (RSVP by July 15th).

"Stamps in the Mail" is for those of you who like to stamp but can’t find the time or the inspiration to come up with ideas.
ANYONE can join, regardless of where you live! You’ll get four new projects each month & get to keep all of the supplies and accessories from the club.

For $35/month (includes $5 for shipping/handling), you get the following packaged & mailed out directly to your front door:
  • stamps
  • ink pad(s) and/or marker(s)
  • accessories
  • precut cardstock & envelopes
  • directions with color photos

During each round, you'll get different supplies to work with each month (but building off each month's supplies). My directions & the precut cardstock will be to make 4 cards/projects with all of your new goodies, but remember, you'll be able to reuse many of the supplies in your kit again! This is such a great value. . .

"Stamps in the Mail" Freebies/Specials:
  • Don’t want to stamp alone? Invite a friend, or two . . . or four (!) to join you when the supplies arrive. And if there are 5 of you signed up as a group, you'll get extra freebies in your monthly shipments. If you have friends/family who do not live near you, you may still sign up as a "group," so forward this info on to them! (Click on the little envelope with the arrow at the end of this post to forward this.)
  • Prepay for Round 1 (all three months, May-June-July) and receive FREE shipping (that’s a savings of $15!).
  • There will be specials available ONLY to program participants.
  • ALL Round 2 participants will receive the NEW Idea Book and Catalog (making its debut in July) for FREE!

ROUND ONE begins in May, so please RSVP by this Sunday. Each round lasts 3 months, so your commitment is only for a short period of time. However, you may choose to renew your commitment at the end of the round. I promise, you will not be disappointed in the amount of supplies and the quality of the projects.

Contact me today to sign up for Round One:
Click here to pay monthly:

**This program has been approved by Stampin' Up!® to be published on this blog**

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Cards for the Troops

Some of you already know this, but for those of you who don't . . . My husband is a USMC combat artist. He recently served 3 months in Iraq. To see what he did (or to find out what a combat artist is/does), you can go here:

While he was there, I sent cards to him to pass out to other soldiers & marines. They were much appreciated! Well, another SUPER supportive person of the troops has her own collection going for the troops. Please head over to her blog and check out exactly what she's doing:

You could really show your support to the troops with something so simple, and for many of you reading this blog, something so easy to do! I know for me personally, I'd MUCH rather create a card then hold a machine gun.

OORAH & as my husband likes to say, "Semper Paint!" : )

More Cuttlebug

I made the bride-to-be's personal card for the shower, very similar to the one I made my mom for her bday. But I added on the middle strip, I used the same cardstock (naturals ivory) and embossed it. Instead of coloring the middle strip, I simply put 2way glue on one flower and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I stamped the greeting in Always Artichoke, and the matching saying inside the card. I also tied the ribbon the other way and used the wide organdy. (sorry for the fuzzy photo -- I'm still learning my photo editing program!)

I am also into decorating the envelopes now, too! All I did here was use pieces from a scrappin kit and grosgrain ribbon. I think it really makes the card more of a gift when you "pretty-up" the envelope, too!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Cuttlebug Embossing

I bought one of the Cuttlebug Embossing folders to try it out in my old Sizzix machine. It works fine, but I am saving up to get the real Cuttlebug! Trying to use the Sizzix is really difficult to get the entire image embossed well.

This is a card for my mom's birthday. (Surprise, Mom!) :)
Supplies: Cuttlebug embossing folder; Naturals Ivory & Naturals White cardstock; watercolor wonder crayons (lightly colored on embossed images and rubbed); Always Artichoke ink; deco paper; Wonderful Words stamp set; celery narrow organdy

I made 6 of this card and packaged them with envelopes to be given away as a prize during the Bridal Shower this coming weekend.
Supplies: (??) Sell-A-Bration stamp set; Cuttlebug embossing folder; Copper, Naturals Ivory & Close to Cocoa cardstock; Basic Brown ink; copper brads; sticky strip & dimensionals; vanilla craft ink (lightly rubbed over embossed images and edges)

Bridal Shower items

I've been working on the following items for the upcoming bridal shower I'm having at my home.This is a recipe tin. Each guest will bring a recipe for the bride-to-be and put it in this tin. She'll have a great variety of recipes to start her marriage!
SUPPLIES: Provo Craft tin; Petals & Paisley deco paper; ModPodge; Whimsical Alphabet (uppers); Flirt ribbon; sticky strip; Always Artichoke ink.

This is a post-it note holder to be used as a prize for one of the games we're playing.
SUPPLIES: So Very stamp set; Petals & Paisley deco paper; Rose Red ink; pink grosgrain ribbon; sticky strip; Soffron & Whisper White cardstock; post-it notes