Sunday, March 30, 2008

Shipping increase...

First, I'll start with a card! I sent this in for the last contest and I think it's safe to say, I didn't win. I loved this card. It uses two colors: Basic Gray and Whisper White.

I wanted to post that there will be a shipping increase on customer orders. The new shipping cost for all orders $69.95 or less will be $6.95. This is $3.00 more than before but I don't remember the cost being less than $3.95 so it's been a LONG time since an increase!!!!

The cruise earning demos have set sail to Bermuda and we are getting a few spoilers! We have heard that the new In Colors are:

Pacific Point, Baha Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Red Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette

Those new colors will become available in we have until then to enjoy our current In colors!!!!!

Have a super night!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #40: Spring Flowers!

Spring flowers usually make me think of bright, vivid colors but this card is more subdued. I used the SCS color challenge of Whisper White, Basic Gray, and Soft Sky to create this punched flowers card. I'm keeping this post really simple so thanks for looking!!!


Friday, March 21, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #39: Color challenge!

Our challenge this week was a color challenge to use Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip, Real Red and Soft Sky. I had one card complete and decided to make another and I like that one much better!

The first one is a tall card. I found the layout in CardMaker's Sketchbook. I used my Trimtastic stamp set and my Stamp a Majig to put the rick-rack image on my background in Chocolate Chip ink. Then I used the jumbo wheel Dotted Lines to add more pattern and texure. The Real Red layer is a piece from the Prints Pack DSP from the hostess choices. I used our largest square punch (1 3/8 inch) to make a layered "diamond" with Chocolate Chip and Soft Sky cardstock. On the squares, I used the i and u from Jumbo Outline Alphabet and the heart from Sweet Shapes and filled those in with my blender pen.

The second card was even more fun for me! I began by adding the Polka Dot background stamp to the Soft Sky background. Since my Sweet Shapes set was still on the table, I used the dotted image to add a background on the chocolate chip layer. I added Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon and used my Great Grad set to finish it off!

Thanks for looking and many blessings to you on this Good Friday and Happy Easter!!!


Monday, March 17, 2008

Sale-a-Bration is ending soon!!!!!

NOTE: This post will stay at the top of my blog until SAB is complete so scroll down to see other posts!

Just wanted to let you know that Sale-A-Bration is coming to an end...soon! March 17th to be exact! I've attached a photo of some items I made with SAB items! I bought the red frame at Target for $1 but altered with the SU Rub-Ons "Love and Happiness" to make it worth much more than that! Also in the picture is a tree scene card made with another SAB set called "Lots of Thoughts." The rub-ons, the Lots of Thoughts set, or four other stamp sets are FREE with every $50* you purchase!!!

Here's the special offer: Place any size order with me on or before Saturday, March 15 and I will enter your name into a drawing for every $5* you spend. What will you win? I will be giving away a SAB set of your choice (make sure to tell me which one you would like when you order if you are chosen!) If I have enough orders to make it a workshop, I will draw a second time to give away a Level one hostess set!!! If the total goes over $300, I will give another SAB set away! If the order goes over $400, I will give away TWO Level one hostess sets!!! And remember, in addition to the drawing, for every $50 you spend, you can choose one of the SAB sets or the rub-on set!

I'm not sending out a snail mailing about this offer so please, tell everyone you know who would like to order but doesn't receive emails from me.

You can call me (218-281-1744 or 218-289-0025) with your order, drop if off with me OR email me ( ). All orders and payments need to be to me by Saturday, March 15th by 5:00 pm. I will put the order in as soon as I know what free sets the winners are choosing!

Remember, you can click on the pictures of the catties on the left side of the blog to see them online and I almost forgot!!! The Occasions Mini Collection 2008!!! If you haven't seen this, you are missing out! That's where I purchased the stamps to make the third card in the attached picture! That set is called "Tart & Tangy!" Too cute!

I hope that everyone is doing well! And GO PIRATE GIRLS!!!!!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Stamper's Showcase!

Whoo hoo! I made stamper's showcase today! This layout was a blogger's challenge layout (number 31 to be exact!) I used Crystal effects to line the felt flower with glitter and after adding the glitter, added a second layer of CE to make it so the glitter won't flake off!

Thanks for looking!


Friday, March 14, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #38: Happy Birthday!

Our challenge was to make a birthday card...that simple. By the way, our blogger's Challenge, Mom, Lisa Somerville, will be celebrating her birthday tomorrow...I thought it quite clever to have this as our challenge this week! Happy Birthday, Lisa!!! Be sure to check out all of the BC members but check out Lisa's blog especially cause she's having quite a birthday celebration!

On to my card....I began with Shimmery White cardstock, Wild Wasabi classic ink and the Dotted Lines Jumbo Wheel and using my wheel guide, went crazy with dots!! There are dots going in three different directions! Next, another piece of Shimmery White, Wild Wasabi classic ink, and my Birthday Whimsy stamp set (One of the SAB sets you can get for FREE!!!...did you see my special offer? Order by Saturday to take me up on the drawing!!!), I stamped the cake and then got my Crystal Effects out and went wild. First, I dotted the CE all over the background and then sprinkled some Celery chunky glitter and shook off the extra. Then, added a bit more CE onto the cake itself and set that aside to dry.

Now, the real fun! I took the Ribbon Slide from the Styled Silver HodgePodge kit (in new Occasions Mini!) and with a mixture of CE and Wild Wasabi ink refill, I colored in the ribbon slide! I allowed that to dry and added it to the WW Double-stitched ribbon. I put in all together onto a Wild Wasabi card base and ta-da! Another BC is complete!!!

Thanks for looking!!


Thursday, March 06, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #37: Shaped Card!

I know that it's not Friday...but Friday is going to go WAY too fast so I'm posting on Thursday! It's been Lutheran Schools Week at school and everyday has been BUSY and FUN!!! Now, tomorrow night, our church is hosting a high school choir and band from Nebraska. Steve and I are having four (that's right, four!) high school boys staying the night with us following their concert. Since Steve is the pastor, we're also attending the dinner at 5:00 before the concert and then will be hosting til morning!

Anywho, here's my challenge offering! Our challenge was to make a shaped card, any shape, just not a rectangle. Easy! I went with a circle. When I decided that my Coluzzle wasn't quite as large as I wanted my card to be, I chose a bowl from the cupboard to trace. I then used my corner rounder (after removing the guard) to add the scallops. I did the top and the bottom of the card separately as the punch would only go through one layer at a time.

I used my Coluzzle to cut the white and black layers, though. Initially, I wasn't going to "scallop" these layers but after looking at the card and thinking something wasn't quite right, I added the scallops and was very pleased!

I stamped images from the Wanted stamp set on the River Rock scalloped card. I used my Signo White Gel Pen to follow a technique that fellow BC member, Anita Van Hal shared this past week called the Bandana tech. I also used the pen to add a little detail to the black layer.

Lisa Somerville used this color combo a couple of times in the past week and that was my inspiration for color. So, even members of the BC group use each other to be inspired!

Thanks for looking! I'm off to stamp a few cards that need to be ready with NO time to stamp this weekend!


Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Share time!

Today, an email was sent out to those who applied to be Display stampers at Convention and were not selected. I received that email but HEY! At least I have a project to share! Here's my 12 by 12 page. It's of my dh sportin' his fringe cowboy jacket! I have his "before" picture in the layout, under vellum. Thanks for looking!


Farewell, Number Four....

Brett Favre announced his retirement today. Farewell number four!

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Occasions Mini 2008 STARTS TODAY!!!

You will need something to clean up the drool cause this mini is SPECTACULAR!!!! Click on the picture to see what's inside!