Archive for April, 2010
There are only four more days in April, can you believe it?! That means there are only FOUR days left to take advantage of the Two-Step into Spring Promotion and the Spring Mini Catalog!
Two-Step into spring with a sneak peek from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog! Be the first to add the Awash with Flowers stamp set to your collection.
|117062||Awash with Flowers (wood-mount)||$39.95|
|120549||Awash with Flowers (clear-mount)||$27.95|
Plus, purchase spring-themed Two-Step Stampin’ sets at 20 percent off the retail price–no additional purchase necessary!
Qualifying stamp sets are listed below:
|113734||98||Fifth Avenue Floral||$19.96|
Also, the Spring Mini Catalog is almost retired! This has been my favorite Mini yet, and there are so many fantastic items available! Be sure to stock up on your favorites before they’re gone!
**Please note that the following items are sold out:
117161: Sweet Pea Designer Series paper stack
117266: Sweet Pea stitched felt
To pick up any of these fabulous items, just click the link below. Have a fabulous week!
Here are the Love Sparkles projects I created (more to come):
*Sorry for the wonky photo – I didn’t have time/was too lazy to scan it in. 😉
All products used were directly from the Simply Scrappin’ kit. The three dots at the top were simply hole-punched with a standard office hole punch from one of the Chocolate Chip stickers included.
I also created a card with the Whisper White cardstock from the kit:
I used our Beautiful Wings Embosslits from the Holiday Mini (it’s still available!) and my new Perfect Details Texturz Plate Die for use in the Big Shot. I stamped the saying from Very Thankful (proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald Charities!) in So Saffron. Super quick and easy! I think this would be lovely as a wedding or shower thank you as well.
Have a great weekend! 🙂
If you’ve seen many of my cards/designs you know I’m in love with the Tart & Tangy stamp set. This set is so versitile and a great price ($12.95!) This Stampin’ UP! sample is a great example of how to use this set in an unexpected way:
Here are some fabulous inspiration pieces in this color scheme from around the web:
Supplies used for the card:
Best of the Bunch Mini Note Kit
Tart & Tangy
Dusty Durango 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock
Kraft 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock
Very Vanilla 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock
Dusty Durango Classic Stampin’ Pad
Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad
Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad
Elementary Ribbon Originals
¾” Circle Punch
1” Circle Punch
Purchase everything needed for this project (and many more) by clicking the “Shop 24/7” button on the right.
Have a great weekend!
I love this color scheme and I’m seeing it more and more around the web. I recently picked up this Simply Scrappin’ kit from Stampin’ UP!, Love Sparkles:
This set includes 8 sheets of 12″ x 12″ textured card stock
6 sheets of 12″ x 12″ patterned paper
6 sheets of 6″ x 12″ self-adhesive die-cuts (2 each of 3 designs)
Here is some of my favorite inspiration from the internet in this scheme:
*Sorry, my computer crashed after I saved the image, but didn’t get a chance to save the sources.
I’d love to see your inspiration with these colors, and I’ll upload a few samples with that set soon. Have a great day! 🙂
**Don’t forget! This Saturday I’m hosting a craft supply yard sale from 8-1 and a Spring Fun workshop from 3-5! The sangria’s already on my list of groceries… HINT HINT! Hoping I can bribe you with booze, lol! 😉 **
I was blog-surfing the other day and came across a fabulous quote in passing. I’m afraid I can’t remember which blog it was on, but it was a business blog.
“Spend your money as if you were voting.”
So concise, so clear, and so right-on-point. Too often we buy things “just because”.
It was cheap.
It was fast.
It was there.
But what if we went out of our way a bit more each day. What if we spent our money on things that tasted better, felt better against our skin, took care of our bodies better, and with businesses and people we trusted and cared about?
Now I’m not one of those people who only buys from small businesses, hates the big-box stores and only eats organic. However, I firmly believe in supporting the businesses and employees I care about. I do try to buy handmade whenever possible (I need to work on that), and try not to give into instant gratification when something I want is available at a valued business but I find it at a place I wouldn’t usually give my money right now (I really need to work on that).
As an independent business woman I can firmly say that I want to be that person/business that is valued. I want my customers to become friends as I’ve become friends with so many people at the businesses I frequent. Where we spend our money is usually the place we spend the most of our time. More importantly, I want to put something out there that makes people feel better about themselves, their abilities and their memories.
And I want to spend my money like I’m voting.
If you’re in the Austin area I would love for you to join me this Saturday (Apr. 17) from 3-5 pm for a Spring Fun event at my home in Round Rock! This FREE event will include make-and-takes, snacks, and door prizes. Bring a friend and you’ll get an extra entry into the door prize pool! Simply send me a note for my address and directions.
Also on Saturday I’ll be holding a Craft Supply Yard Sale. It’s Spring Cleaning time around here and I’m selling a ton of new and gently used crafting supplies – sewing, scrapbooking, stamping, polymer clay and more! Stop by from 8 am – 1 pm for these fabulous finds.
Can’t wait to see you Saturday! Please let me know if you can make it so I have enough treats for everyone. 🙂
Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper pack
Scallop Circle punch
Tart & Tangy stamp set
So Saffron Classic ink pad
Label sticker from a retired SU! Simply Scrappin’ set
Letter stickers, thread and button not SU!
Have a great night! 🙂