Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Here are some creations made exclusivley with punches..aren't they cute? On the right of the page there is a link to an online album with TONS of punch art. Great to use on cards or scrapbook pages...wait until you see how the characters of the Simpsons were made!! Be sure to check it out!! It's been hard trying to find time to post on my blog because we have been down at Lake Anna and there is no INTERNET!! Trust's hard! What else are you supposed to do while you drink coffee in the morning. No blog hoppin' here...I have however made some goodies using the new In Color line and new stamp sets. In just over a week the new Idea Book & Catalog goes live...remember to place your order from the Last Chance List by June 30th. If you have any questions...just ask!! Hope you all have a great day!
Just look at that face?? Can you guess which punches were used to create him/her?? I think it's a boy!! LOL When you assemble their faces...they really come to life and seem to be looking at you!! Happy' Stampin' ~Erin

Monday, June 15, 2009

New 09/10 In Color

Here is just a sneak peak of the new In Color line, I love them! Here you see when you stamp off and get a double's like two colors in one!! I have been working on so many goodies with the new colors and stamp sets. I will start posting them July 1st!! Stay tuned!! I might even post pictures of my bedroom walls in the new Soft Suede color~ so pretty!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wow...I will be a busy girl today planning upcoming events and making so many 'cool' little projects for you to make over the next few months. Be sure to check my website and click on Calendar to see if there are some you may be able to attend. All are if you are local, come on by!! A few classes will be offered as 'To-Go' kits so let me know if you are interested in any of those.
A few things to mention...not only is July 1, 2009 when the catalog goes live, but so many things will happen!! I will be hosting an Open House with Make & Takes, door prizes, food and refreshments and it will be an opportunity to pick up your copy of the new catalog.
I will also be announcing new 'Monthly Challenges', the next 'Buying Club's will begin again, 3-D kit club will start, swaps, RAKs and so much more! So be sure to get on my mailing list to be kept up to date. Lets survive the hot summer months with these 'cool' ideas and stamp the summer away!! Contact me today if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule your own workshop with family and friends!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Clear Envelope Brag Book

These albums were made as 'thank-you' gifts for the teachers this year that my kids had. Hope they like them!!! My daughter Regan was involved with making them, she loves to stamp and it's so cute when she talks about becoming a demonstrator. She's only 9 and I am surprised sometimes with what she comes up with all on her own!! There is a tutorial on how to make these mini-albums on SCS. I can't believe that the school year is coming to an end...AAAHHHH!! I sent along in their gift bag a disposable camera where the kids can take pictures of their classmates in action and they can all sign the book.
So my BIG news of the day?? My new Stampin' Up! catalog arrived today and WOW!! They did a fabulous's so pretty!! I love the new ribbons and kits and the In Color line??? I am always sad to see the old colors retire...but I love the new ones too!! When my order arrived today..I didn't know what to play with first?? The new colors, stamps, or Big Shot goodies?? I know..such dilemas!! My husband actually came home for lunch today and I barely said a word to him..I was too busy admiring the catalog! One of the new In Colors is called Soft Suede...and good thing I ordered the card stock...I have a piece taped to my bedroom's just what I was looking for!! We have had so many different paint swatches stuck here and there trying to decide what we liked...this color is PERFECT! So warm and soothing...I might even want to lick the walls when we are done! It reminds me a little bit of chocolate!! YUM!! I will have 'sweet' dreams for sure!!
Remember July 1st the new calalog goes LIVE!! (I can't wait!)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Pull Toy Duck

This card was made for a swap that I'm in and this month's theme was baby. I had a hard time narrowing down what I was going to do. I had seen a real cute idea using the Big Shot Serif Essentials Alphabet (113464) and creating the letters B-A-B-Y and now here is where you need to put your thinking cap on and try to cut out the letters twice.
1.) B in first chipboard or my latest favorite COASTERS!! ( (this will become the base)
2.) 2nd layer will be a window sheet or sheet of acetate (see where I'm going yet??)
3.) 3rd layer will be your card stock or DSP also cut out using the die
4.) Under the acetate you can fill with beads.
So does that make any sense?? If you search 'baby shaker' on SCS. You will see what I am talking about. I might have to try it and let you know how it turns out.
Now on to my creation. This idea was inspired and pretty much CASED from Heather. I love her ideas and her punch art is to die for!! So be sure to check out her blog.
Stamp Set: Goody-Goody Gumdrops (113730) hostess level 3
Card Stock: kraft, whisper white, apricot appeal
Ink: basic brown, apricot appeal, barely banana, creamy caramel, craft whisper white (sponged edges of kraft card stock)
Accessories: linen thread (104199), sponges (101610), Crafters' Tool Kit (104310), 1 1/4" circle punch (104403), 1" circle punch (109046), dimensionals (104430), blender pens (102845), silver brads (104336)
Here is a close up and you can see that when you pull the linen thread the duck slides across the track...cute huh?? Hope you all have a great day!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

S'mores Treat Bag

Make summer even S'more fun with this cute little bag for the campers in your life. Click here for supplies needed. Yum-Yum!!

Hostess Bonus Promotion It Pays (More) to Have Fun From June 1-30, in addition to the already fantastic hostess benefits, get even more hostess awards when you host a qualifying workshop: Hold a $250-$399.99 workshop and receive an additional $20 in hostess free dollars! Hold a $400 or more workshop and receive an additional $40 in hostess free dollars!* Earn more rewards while having fun with friends and family this summer! Contact me today to schedule your workshop.

*Awards are not accumulative; hostesses receive $20 in free merchandise for a single $250-$399.99 workshop, and $40 in free merchandise for a single $400+ workshop.

June 30th will be the last day to order from the Last Chance List!! Get them before they are gone!! The next Idea Book & Catalog will be live July 1, 2009. Have a great day!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

It's Here....The Last Chance List!!

The Last Chance List from Stampin' Up! has just been released. Please contact me today if you have any questions. Click here to view the list for retiring stamp sets. Click here to view the Decor Elements line that will be discontinued. Don't be glad!! This only means that the new catalog launch is right around the corner and will be filled with so many more new goodies!! I have preordered my catalogs and as soon as they are in my hands...I will send to you. If you have not yet sent me your contact information for your complimentary copy, e-mail me today at . Also be sure to take advantage of the current Stampin' Up! promotionslisted on my website the accessories list has also been release and items are only available while supplies last. Several of these items are ata great discount...get them before they are gone!! Visit my website for more information and to view the updated list. If you need to contact me ASAP..please e-mail me or call me on my cell (540) 630-7000. Thanks and have a great day!! ~Erin
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