Archive for April, 2010

Four Days Left!

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.

Item  Description  Price 
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:

Item  Page  Description  Discount Price 
113824  94 Greenhouse Garden  $20.76 
113734  98  Fifth Avenue Floral  $19.96 
111578  101  Flower Fancy  $29.56 
113258  112  Trendy Trees  $14.36 

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!

April 27, 2010 at 11:45 am Leave a comment

Love Sparkles Layout and Card

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! 🙂

 

April 23, 2010 at 11:02 pm 1 comment

Color Combo Friday, Tart & Tangy

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:

Fruit Card Project by Stampin' Up!

Here are some fabulous inspiration pieces in this color scheme from around the web:

1. Lightroom New Zealand three sheep color landscapes - Shot on the Nikon D3 - Color graded in Lightroom - Vivid green grass landscape clouds & sky nature at it's best, 2. Sweet Thing - Big Eye Dolly Doodle, 3. deconstructed lamb tagine with grilled apricots and olives, 4. Rusted weathered and colored door from Guadeloupe, 5. just A piece of "banana cream tart", 6. 11100 - Train Steam Engine - Rusted, 7. Female Olive-backed Sunbird, 8. My Complimentary Gift Wrap!, 9. ice cream?, 10. Rust on Rust - EXPLORED Oct 24/08, 11. coconut and lemon cream balls, 12. Michaela Reading, 13. Green Elephants Garden Sculptures, 14. a little ice-cream treats, 15. come my tiny metal children, 16. The old moated castle

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

Stampin’ Dimensionals

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!

April 23, 2010 at 11:24 am 1 comment

Pink, Yellow, White & Chocolate

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:

Love Sparkles Simply Scrappin' - by Stampin' Up!

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! 🙂

April 20, 2010 at 1:34 pm Leave a comment

An idea to ponder

**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.

April 15, 2010 at 9:23 am Leave a comment

Events this Saturday

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. 🙂

TM

April 12, 2010 at 10:24 am Leave a comment

Care for a Spot of Tea?

Alright, this doesn’t exactly look like a teacup… more like a coffee cup, but that’s ok. 🙂 I think the recipient will get the idea!

Supplies:

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! 🙂

April 10, 2010 at 9:10 pm 3 comments

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