Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Love & Sympathy

Sometimes theres a need for a sympathy card and although its a sad time for the recipient, it makes me feel much more satisfied to actually make one with my own hands then purchase one. I feel like I am doing just a little more for the person and a little piece of me is given with it. Unfortunately, I've had to make a bunch of them lately and although I have other stamps that could do the job, I really was struck by this new set in the current Idea Book & Catalog. Here's the card with the envelope that I also stamped.

Here's the inside of the card. The sentiment is the reason I wanted this stamp set. Its so beautiful and says what we want to say so much more eloquently when someone has lost a loved one.
Stamps: Love & Refuge

Paper: Old Olive, Marina Mist, Whisper White & Old Olive Designer Series Paper

Ink: Old Olive & Marina Mist

Accesories: Large Oval, Corner & Scallop Edge Border Punches

Monday, July 18, 2011

Friends, Fun, and Fabulous Products!

During July, you can join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator for only $99! This limited time Starter Kit--valued at $185--comes with the following high-quality products:

• Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
• Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
• Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
• Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
• Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
• Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
• Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
• Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
• Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
• Note Cards (20)
• Clear-Mount Block C
• Blender Pen (1)
• SNAIL Adhesive
• Business supplies Plus, join in July and get a FREE Christmas Keepsake project kit--a $40 value! Imagine an afternoon spent chatting with friends while creating something beautiful--isn't that what Stampin' Up! is all about? But act now because this special kit is only available as part of this limited-time offer.

As an added bonus, first-time demonstrators can get two free months of Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) when they sign up during their first 21 days as a demonstrator. Subscribing to DBWS means having your own online store, blog, hostess portal, and much more!

Join Stampin' Up! in July and get brand-new products, including an exclusive project kit--all for just $99! Download the starter paperwork now! Contact me to get started today.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

I'm On A Roll

I can't believe I've posted four days in a row! Can you stand it? I am going to try to keep it up or at least post a minimum of three times a week. I love the flower image on this card, but sadly it was retired. I will never part with it though because its one of my favorite stamps ever. This card combines some old products with the new. I left it blank so I can have it on hand for whatever occasion pops up. I don't usually have enough extras so I am happy to add it to my stock. Thanks for stopping by, I hope to keep this posting thing up! ~ Jacki

Stamps: Because I Care (retired)
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Designer Series Paper (retired)
Ink: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Lace Ribbon Border Punch (New!), Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder
& shimmer spray

Friday, July 15, 2011

Oink Oink!

How stinkin' cute is this little pig from Button Buddies? Its the reason I fell in love with this stamp set to begin with. I just had to put a threaded button with a little bow for even more cuteness. How sweet as a baby card for either a boy or girl in blue, pink, etc. I made this as a friend card this time though. Or maybe I can give it to my daughter. The sentiment would fit for either. The outside says "so many smiles" and the inside says "begin with you". Those are from the stamp set, Petite Pairs. It has a pair of sayings that fit together. I got it on my first order because one can never have enough sentiments, especially ones that go together so nicely!

Stamps: Button Buddies & Petite Pairs

Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Regal Rose & Designer Series Paper (retired)

Ink: Rose Red

Accessories: button, white bakers twine & Dotted Scallop Border Punch

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Playing With My New Stuff....

...as well as some old product. I have too much retired product that I never used up (some not at all!) so I am using both until I feel I have earned the right to buy new paper & accessories. We'll see how long that lasts! This card is using a new stamp set that I could wait to order, Button Buddies. It is sooo cute and you can use a button (or brad, etc) with the images.

Stamps: Button Buddies, Petite Pairs
Paper: Old Olive, So Saffron, Whisper White & Old Olive Designer Series Paper (retired)
Ink: Rich Razzelberry, So Saffron & Old Olive
Accessories: Polka Dot ribbon (retired), Flower Brads & Finial Press Embossing Folder

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Stampin' Up! New Year & New Catalog

The new catalog is here and in my hot little hands. It doesn't disappoint either! Lots of new stamp sets, beautiful papers, some new in-colors, embellishments, punches, etc. Plenty of new toys to play with! My order of new goodies is finally here. I can't wait to create some new stuff. Until then, here is a little card I made for my sister-in-law's sister's bridal shower:

Blaine's wedding colors are light blue & navy which is why I chose the colors I did for this card. I love them together! I also stamped & colored the same image on the envelope and really like the way it came out. Thanks for stopping by ~ Jacki

Stamps: Easter Blossoms (retired)

Paper: Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla & Night of Navy

Ink: Crumb Cake

Accessories: Bashful Blue Satin Ribbon, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch (flowers), Pearls