Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Girly Page

I have to be fair when I'm scrapping or my kids let me know it! I made this page of my daughter using a retired Simply Scrappin' Kit called Crew Kids Girl. All I had to add was the photo, a couple of Rhinestone Brads and finish the photo mat with the Eyelet Border Punch. It came together easily and quickly. Gotta love those kits! Again I apologize for the dark pictures.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

This is it

If you were ever considering purchasing an awesome die cutting machine, and in particuliar, the Big Shot by Sizzix, now is the time....or at least before June 30th! Stampin' Up! has offered a
Starter Kit and on Wedsnesday, July 1st, when the new catalog goes live this offer will no longer be available. You may still order the Big Shot and the accessories seperately, but not as a package deal. There is also another Starter Kit with the Doctor's Bag which holds the Big Shot. I have that and am really glad I got it. It stores the accessories too and makes it easy to transport, not to mention its totally stylin'!

If you want to purchase or discuss purchasing one of the Starter Kits, please feel free to email me or simply go to my web site and order it. Click on the "Shop Now" button.

Scrapping My Boys

I haven't scrapped in a loooong time and decided
I just had to. After cranking out some pages I don't know what has kept me from it! The picture is from a few years ago but its one I love. The boys were just beginning to realize how great having a brother was.

I love the rub ons that I had in my stash to use because they are super easy to apply and add a nice touch. Unfortunately, they are retired as is most of the product I used : P

p.s. Sorry for the poor picture quality!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Color Inspiration Challenge #54

Sorry for the side view....I was trying to capture the checkerboard texture on the base of the card. I used my friend Lisa's Big Shot die cut machine with the Texturz plate - it was so fun & easy. I'm impatiently waiting for my own Big Shot to be delivered any day now. Once you use it you can't imagine crafting without it!
Anyway, I love KW's CI Challenges but don't participate in them enough. I definitely would not have put these colors together on my own and I'm not sure I like them even now lol. Still, it got me to sit down and make a Father's Day card for my dad who is a golfer. I knew I had to get this stamp set when I saw it in the Occasions Mini catalog. Not only did it have the golfer dude but also a lawn mower which is also perfect since my dad was a landscaper for many years. Oh - fyi.....the mini catalog products are only available for purchase until June 30th.

Cool Beans!

Dates: June 1 - 30

Promotion Details:

Hostesses who hold a $250-$399.99 workshop will receive an additional $20 in hostess free merchandise dollars

Hostesses who hold a $400 or more workshop will receive an additional $40 in hostess free merchandise dollars.

Hostesses can use their additional free hostess merchandise dollars on any current SU! catalog including the Occasions Mini and the Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Birthday Boy

My son, Timothy, celebrated his 9th birthday. He loves all sports but basketball is his newest passion.
He only requested one present this year: a basketball hoop. Those bad boys aren't cheap! But he deserved it and has already played enough to make it worth the price.
This card came very easy to me because I knew I wanted to use the All In The Family stamp set for Tim's card. The boy stamp kind of reminds me of him! Add the basketball and we got our card!
Supplies Used:
Stamps: All In the Family, Family Accessories, Family Phrases
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White & DSP from Rock A Bye Boy SS Kit
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black
Markers: Creamy Caramel, Choc Chip, Old Olive
Accessories: Corner Rounder & Spiral punches, Dimensionals

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Hurry....before they're gone!

Stampin' Up!'s "Last Chance List" has been posted and once the items
are gone, they're gone for good. If you would like to order please email
me, post a comment below or shop online directly through my
Click here to view the retiring stamps: Retired Stamps List
Click here to view the retiring accessories: Retired Accessories
Many of the retiring accessories are reduced to 25% and 50% off.