Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Punch Art Elmo!

Stampin' Up! is known for their awsome punches. This card is a great sample using several of them! What a great child's birthday card with a Sesame Street favorite...Elmo! With a few changes, you could make Big Bird (use oval punch for beak) Change the paper for his face to Pumpkin Pie, and you could make Oscar the Grouch, or Brilliant Blue to create Cookie Monster!
This card was created with the following supplies:
Circle Scallop Punch, 1" circle punch, 3/4" circle punch, 1/8 circle punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval punch, double slot punch. Real Red, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, & Whisper White cardstock. Pumpkin & Black & White Gingham ribbon. Stamps" Hugs & Wishes (TODAY is the last day to purchase this set), & retired Whimsical numbers. Designer paper is from the Level 1 Hostess pack. All supplies used from Stampin' Up!
Have a great day, & thanks for visiting!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Top Note Uncle Sam

There are so many ideas going around using the Sizzix Big Shot Top Note die cut. But, I hadn't seen this one yet!

The Senior Center that I visit for crafts wanted an Uncle Sam, similar to the Leprechaun we made for St. Patrick's Day. So, this is what I created.

I turned the top note on it's side to make a longer face. I punched 3 of them. One each of Blush Blossom, Whisper White, & Real Red card stock. Strip of Not Quite Navy for brim of hat. Punched with the 3/4 " circle punch for ears & nose, Small Oval (cut in half) for eyes. White Gel Pen for accents on eyes. A little bit of pink chalk added with cotton ball for rosy cheeks. And, Basic Black Marker for a little smile. Also used dimensional to pop up his nose. Isn't he the cutest!!! They adhered their Uncle Sam onto some foam core board & used a ribbon to hang them on their doors.

And, just a reminder to all...the current Stampin' Up! catalog expires June 30th! That means, new In Colors, and awsome new products. But, that also means the last chance to order retiring products. If there is anything you need, just give me a call, or visit my SU business web site for 24/7 ordering right from your easy chair!!!

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Bingo Surprise!!!

I have been so excited to share this with everyone....OMG!!!

My Sister & Brother-in-Law just celebrated their 35th Wedding Anniversary, so congrats to Keith & Jeanette !!!

Well, my Brother-in-Law has been planning a big surprise for TWO YEARS!!! He planned (all by himself, WOW) a fabulous anniversary trip!

He asked me to make an anniversary card for her, because he said my cards "Were the Best"! How great is that!!!

So, this is the card I created (with his input)! He requested the sentiment...and I went from there! I wanted it to be tropical, he also requested a palm tree. So, I created the palm tree with the Large Oval Punch. Also used Pacific Point In-Color cardstock & ribbon, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Kraft, & Tangerine Tango cardstock. Designer paper is from the Walk In the Park designer paper pack.

Then, it gets REALLY FUN... I created this Bingo Card game to reveal their destination! I used the 1 1/4 inch square punch and made the board with 1 1/4 inch squares. The BINGO was spelled out with the Naturally Serif Sizzix Alphabet on 1" circles (in Kiwi Kiss on Tangerine Tango cardstock)

The game pieces are double sided. I used the retired Stampin' Up! stamp set, Some Like it Hot on one side...

The game pieces are numbered to go onto the card.

And Here is the surprise...Look where they are going!!! I used the new Jumble Alphabet to spell out Costa Rica!

I wish them both the best, and hope they have a fabulous trip!!!

Thanks for visiting, and Happy Stamping!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Stampin' Up! Last Chance List!

Today, Stampin'Up! released the Last chance list (formerly the Retired Stamp Set list). These stamp sets are only available until June 30th. Also released today is the Retired Accessory List. The Retiring accessories are only available until June 30, or while supplies last! In fact, some of them are already gone! There are select retiring accessories discounted up to 50%. Any item which includes the current In Colors will be retiring!!!

You can find all the info on my business web site . Just click on PROMOTIONS (details). You can view the Retired Stamp Set Lists by page number, or alpha. And, you can also view the retiring Decor Elements list. If you want to view the retired accessories list, click on Shop Now! You can view the retiring accessories, as well as purchase items direct from my site. Or, just give me a call with your orders! The discontinued accessories are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! The retiring stamp sets are available until June 30th!
Also, in June, you can earn extra Hostess $$$!!! With a workshop order totaling $250, you earn an extra $20 in Hostess $$$! With a workshop order totaling $400, you earn an extra $40 in Hostess $$$!

This is a lot of information, so if you have any questions just give me a call!
(NOTE: I will be working on posting the Retiring Accessories List on my blog ! Sorry, it is not available on a PDF document because the list is updated daily and is based on availability of products )