Sweet Stems Postage Stamp

I CASEd this template from a card someone else CASEd. Isn't that how it works? =) I love the simplicity of the squares. I wanted to use my new Sweet Stems stamp set for my open house last month. This is one of the Make & Takes we did. This was a great afternoon. If you missed out than you will have to make a point to come to the next stamping event:

LADIES STAMPING NIGHT OUT!! Saturday, February 7th at 6:00PM--Make 5-6 cards, eat pizza, stamp and laugh!!!

RECIPE: DSP-Raspberry Tart; CS-Rose Red, Whisper White & Cameo Coral; Stamps-Heard from the Heart & Sweet Stems; Ink-Basic Black, Cameo Coral, Old Olive, & Rose Red; and Punches-1 3/8" Square & 1 1/4" Square.


Time to Blog!

I thought I would have all this time to blog once my husband got home. WRONG! So I am making time right now. I should be doing laundry and picking up my stamping mess but blogging wins out at the moment.

Here is a card I made but I can't remember who I cased the idea from. If it is yours, please let me know!

The butterflies were made with the Heart-to-Heart punch. I just cut the tips off of the hearts. Way too cute!

RECIPE: DSP-Raspberry Tart; CS-Old Olive, Rose Red, Whisper White & Regal Rose; Stamps-Inspired by Nature & Warm Words; Ink-Rose Red; Ribbon-Pink Taffeta; Punches-Wide Oval & Large Oval; and Embellishments-Dazzling Diamonds.


DSP Sample Ring

I have a wonderful opportunity for you!! Many of you have commented on how much you love my Designer Series Paper sample ring (where you can see all the DSP SU! offers in 3"X3" squares). How would you like to have one of your own? It is so handy when trying to come up with colors that coordinate, placing orders and getting inspired. You can also use the paper for your own projects and cards if you want to!

Here are some pictures of what you can do with your DSP samples:

Myself and a few other local demonstrators are hosting a DSP swap for our favorite customers: You!! You pay $11.95 (for the new specialty DSP) or $9.95 for the regular DSP and you will get:

· A 3” x 3” sample of every current DSP (except that which is included in the Level 3 Hostess set)
· Approximately 1/4 pkg of a current DSP set, according to whether you paid for a $9.95 or $11.95 (specialty) set
· Instructions & labels (in PDF format) for making the sampler - For an additional $5.00 I will put your sampler together for you.

This is a limited offer and you must sign up for this swap by January 25th! So hurry and get your slot today! So e-mail me or call me to get signed up!!


I am In Trouble!!

You are all probably wondering where I have been lately. Well, we spent the holidays incredibly sick. We finally got over that and began preparing for my husband's homecoming (he was on a 6-month deployment with the military). He is finally home and life is slowly returning to normal. For those of you who don't know, I teach a few hours a week on the side, this Friday is when my Elementary Theatre class performs their play. So as you can imagine I am busy running around and getting things ready for them. So I have not had much time to stamp lately but as soon as the play is over Friday night, I plan on locking myself in my office for some much needed stamping therapy!

I was going to wait until my debut to gush about the brand new catalog but I just can't!! I have to share! I am in love with so many stamp sets. My husband constantly insists that my stamp collection multiplies like rabbits and I may prove him right with this new catalog. =) There are so many wonderful new accesories--Jumbo Brads, Flower Brads, fabulous new Buttons and specialty papers. I have a list of Simply Scrappin' Kits I can't wait to play with. And the new dies, plates, embosslets, and so much more for the Big Shot. Ohhhhhh! I am in "Stamping Bliss"!!! But my wallet could be in serious trouble...

I can't wait to share all the new goodies and news with you! Don't miss my Catalog Debut on Sunday, January 25th at 2:00PM where you can pick up your brand new catalog and earn door prizes. I can't wait to see you there and watch your reaction as you peruse the new catalog!!


New Catalog Debut!!!

The stamping world is all a buzz!! In just 10 more Days SU! will release the brand new -- Spring/Summer Idea Book & Catalog!! To celebrate this momentous occasion I will be having a New Catalog Debut on January 25th at 2:00PM at my house. We will be:

**Having Door Prizes!

**Drooling Over the Brand New Catalog! :-) (Trust me, there is plenty to drool over!!)

**Learning Exciting, Breaking Stampin' Up! News about new products and promotions!!

**Making two cards, using new products!

**Learn how you can get your Great Rewards Card to earn exciting discounts & goodies!!

So grab your friends for a fun afternoon of stamping and exciting new goodies! I can't wait to see you there!!