Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Let Freedom Ring

I created a 4th of July layout this past weekend. One of my customers had called and asked if I could come up with a 2 page scrapbook page for her and her friends to make. I did venture out of SU! a little with a strip of patterned paper that I found at a local scrapbook store and I did die cut some letters with some Quickutz alphabets but other than that it is all Stampin' Up! card stock, ink, punches, and stamps.

I used someones scrapbook page as my inspiration for this page but I don't remember where I was when I saw something that sparked my imagination. If I can find it I will give the person credit because they truly helped me with getting started on this project.

Now I need to remember my camera when I go to the University of Redlands firework show on the 4th. It is our tradition to go every year and this year won't be any different. This year I am just a step ahead of my self since I have a scrapbook page done.

I am excited that tomorrow is July 1st and the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog will be available and I can place my first order for some new items. My wish list gets longer and longer every time I look through the new book. This Catalog will last a complete year so I have some time to get everything I want from it.

Have a fun and safe 4th of July weekend!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Embrace Life

I haven't used this stamp set in a while but I think it is a great set. I have so many flower sets and I keep telling myself not to buy any more but then a new one comes out that I just can't resist. This isn't a new one and I've had this stamp set for almost a year but it just proves that no matter what you can always pull out these flower sets and make a great card.

I don't make a lot of square cards but I do love the square look. Although it cost more to mail then a standard card sometimes it is just worth it.

I am so glad today is Thursday because that means we are one day closer to Saturday. My day to sleep in. Although I have decided that I either need to clean out my closet or clean up my craft room this Saturday before I go to my sister Klarissa's grad party. My sisters are looking forward to seeing what clothes I might be getting rid and I am looking forward to a good weekend.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sneak Peak

Last week I received my box of preview items form the new Idea Book & Catalog that will be released July 1st. The first thing I pulled out of the box and flipped through was the new catalog. I love it! I can't wait to share it with everyone.

Well I was either to busy or just to tired to play with my new stuff last week so I got up early this morning to make a quick card and this is what I came up with. I can't wait to work with this set a little more. I just love the bird and the new In Colors are beautiful. They remind me of colors I loved when I was a kid. They look a little darker in this picture than they actually are.

I am 10 weeks pregnant this week and I am hoping that my nausea goes away after I reach my 12 weeks so that I will feel more up to stamping. I hope everyone has a great rest of the week.

Items Used:
Wings of Friendship Hostess Stamp Set
Crushed Curry Card stock & Stampin' Write Marker
Melon Mambo Card Stock & Stampin' Write Marker
Bermuda Bay Card Stock & Stampin' Write Marker
Whisper White Card Stock
Versamark Ink Pad
Scallop Oval Frame Bigz Die
Scallop Circle Punch & Large Oval Punch

Friday, June 5, 2009

Great Friend

I am so sad that Baja Breeze will no longer be available after this month. It has to be one of my all time favorite colors. Although I am super excited about receiving my new In-Color items, if only the SU! would send me confirmation that my items are on their way.

I have been lagging on making anything since this pregnancy thing is kicking me in the rear. I feel nauseous all the time and I am so tired. This week I had to make sure and push myself to create since I have a class on Saturday.

I created this card for my Card Class. I decided I was going to use all of my mini-catalog stamp sets so we can use them one more time before they are no longer available. That is unless they make it into the new Catalog that will be coming out in July.

Hope you enjoyed my card, have a great weekend.

Items used: Great Friend Stamp Set, En Francis Background Stamp, Cameo Coral, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Grey, and Whisper white card stock/ink, Kiwi Kiss ribbon, and Slot Punch.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Last Chance

The Stampin' Up! Last Chance list is out (also known as the Retirement List.) If there is anything on this list that you want to order make sure to do it before June 30th. Accessories are on a first come first serve basis, once they are sold out they will no longer be available.

For the most current accessories list contact me personally.