Friday, May 23, 2008

12% Special

In honor of my son's 12th birthday, I'm running a special until the end of the month of May. You get 12% off merchandise ordered. Discount taken after shipping and taxes are applied.


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Grad Card

Just a quick post tonight....

It's that time of year for graduations. We've got one in my family too. My brother is about to graduate from college! We are so proud of him. Congrats Chris!!

I CASED this grad card from the Stampin' Up demonstrator website (the talented Joan Hartman). This would work great for a male or female grad. If you are looking to make a grad card, I hope this will give you some inspiration. Enjoy!

Don't forget to check out my blog tomorrow. I will be posting a BLOG only special in honor of my son's birthday!!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

A Guy Card...

Good Morning, Here's just a quick post to share a card that I made for my brother-in-law's birthday. I guess I've been really into the soft sky and chocolate chip combination lately. I definitely could not live without my Cuttlebug!

We're off to church, then to the Pitch, Hit and Run (a local baseball fun competition). Another busy day in store for the family.....

Friday, May 16, 2008

Happy Friday!

Another rainy day here in Northern VA.... We've had an interesting week starting with downpours of rain last Sunday (Mother's Day) and into Monday. It washed out roads, closed some area schools, flooded basements (luckily not ours!!) and generally caused havoc closing roads and creating commuting headaches. I'm hoping the baseball and soccer fields will drain and be ready for games tomorrow.

I didn't want to make it another week before I posted, so I'm squeezing this in on Friday. (smile) Don't forget about the awesome SU May specials going on until the end of the month. Check my left side notes for my May ordering dates.

Since I can't leave you without some kind of sample, I posted this one. I CASED it from another talented gal a while ago. I don't like to think of the occasion where we need such a card, but unfortunately we all do at some point.
Have a great weekend!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

2 In One Day

I guess I'm making up for not posting for a week by posting twice in one day!

Here's a card a made as a sample for a friend. She asked me for ideas for a Thank You card to give to the people that donated for her to walk in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. The only directions I had were it must have lots of PINK. It's hard to tell in this scan, but the base card is "pretty in pink", then there's the black layer, then the pink passion layer. I thought you might enjoy seeing it too!

Stamp Set: Wonderful Words
Cardstock: pretty in pink, basic black, pink passion
Ink: basic black
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Crop-A-Dile II Big Bite, Metallic Eyelets
Non-SU supplies: Cuttlebug A2 Die "Thank You", sanding block

I'm Still Here

I know it's been over a week since I posted! I guess you can tell I've had a busy week. My husband was on travel for a couple of days, which left me to be a single mom of 2 busy kids. On top of that, I went on a third grade field trip, organized the parents of all the girlscouts to give a gift to our GS leaders, AND one of the kids ended up sick (not to mention I work full time). I'm taking the day OFF on Mother's Day! So enough excuses....I do have a fabulous sample to make up for being MIA for a week. (smiles)

Here's a card I created that has really come in handy. I've used it for the 3 girl scout leaders for their thank you card. I used it to give to my daughter's teacher for Staff Appreciation Week. It was one of my projects in my last class on May 4, and I'm also giving it to my mother-in-law for Mother's Day. I've gotten some serious mileage out of this one! Enjoy!
Stamp Set: Phrases for a Friend
Cardstock: Textured Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Afternoon Tea DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Vintage Brads, Mat Pack, dimentionals, Boho Blossoms Punch
(NON SU SUPPLIES: Cuttlebug A2 Die Swirls, Jumbo Paper Clip)

Friday, May 2, 2008

Life's Still a Breeze!

Kari Mason was kind enough to provide another sample of her "Life's A Breeze" card. Notice the ribbon is different, and she used a different side of the Jersey Shore Designer Series Paper. Look at the cute little shell in the corner!
I love how you can do so many different thing with the Designer Series Paper. You can really change up a project easily without even changing the design. So EASY!

Thanks Kari!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Welcome May!

Only a month and a half left of school (and the dreaded homework!). I know my kids are counting down the days until June 17! But we have to get through SOLS first. Those are the standardized tests that the students take at the end of the year. It's a huge deal here. Can't wait for it to be over....and we survived our first year with a kid in middle school!

Okay, on to more fun things! Stampin' Up! has some new MAY ONLY promotions!!

-Hodgepodge Recruiting Promotion - For the month of May, recruits get 20% off their starter kit AND a FREE Hodgepodge Hardware Kit

-Get On Board with CHIPBOARD! - Spend $35 on any Stampin' Up! product and receive 25% off all chipboard products

-Cutting Combo Pack - Buy the Cutting Mat and get a Hobby Blade for FREE!