Wednesday, July 23, 2008

For a Good Cause

I have a few blogs that I check out often, and I came across one tonight that I wanted to share with you. Even though I've never met Dannie, I can just tell that she is a nice person. She has a post on her blog about her brother, a marine in Afghanistan, that needs some birthday wishes while he's far from home. So if you have some extra time before Aug. 9th, please send Dannie a card to send to her brother (not blank cards for him to send back, but birthday cards TO him). Check out her blog here. Here's the card I'm sending her brother.

I took a piece of old olive cardstock and sponged brown and black to get the camo look. The stars are punched with SU's large and small star punches. The eyelets are from SU too (retired). The marine insignia I bought on-line. I have a good friend at work that has a young marine about to be deployed. I know I will be making her and her son lots of cards to lift their spirits while he is in Iraq. Inside this card, I stamped the words "my hero", which is from another retired SU stamp set.

I was excited to be able to make a difference in this man's birthday. I sure hope you can find time to send a card their way too.


Updated Retiring Accessories

I just updated the retiring accessories list in the post below. Any items in red are no longer available.

Friday, July 18, 2008

2007-08 "In Colors"

Click on the image of the colors for a larger view.

This is just a quick post to let you know that the lovely "In Colors" that are about to retire are starting to go out of stock. You can no longer buy the Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon, or the Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon. If you want to stock up on In Color items before they retire, you should place your order ASAP! Once they are out of stock, they are gone forever.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Fresh Cut Notes

Remember the Fresh Cuts Sneak Peek from June? (see post from June 1) Mine arrived and I was just blown away. I knew I'd like it, because I like ALL things by SU, but I was truly surprised at the versatility of this set along with the pre-cut notecards.

This beautiful card (inspired by Jennifer T.) is a perfect example. This card could be used for birthday, get well, thank you, or even sympathy.

When the new catalog comes out, you'll have the opportunity to purchase this set. Now, I bet you can't wait after seeing this sample. (smile)

Stamps: Fresh Cut
Paper: Fresh Cut Notecards, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke
Ink: Always Artichoke classic ink
Accessories: rich regals brads, Boho punch, taffeta mellow moss 3/8" ribbon

Friday, July 11, 2008

One of a kind

Hello again! I hope your July 4th was a happy one! My family and I celebrated on the third with the local parade (my kids were on the swim team float that won first place!). Then we stayed in town for the festivities, which included rock climbing walls, moon bounces, and lots of yummy food. Then the fireworks came at 9:30, which were impressive for a small town. We were lucky to celebrate on the third, because July 4th ended up being a rainy day here.

I thought I would share this cute card using the "One of a Kind" stamp set. I just love these colors and the way the flower was made (I didn't design this one myself. A very talented fellow demonstrator designed it and I just had to copy it!)


Thursday, July 3, 2008

July SU News

July is here and Stampin' Up! has some new specials for you. Here are the details:

25% Hodgepodge Hardware Discount: July 1 - August 10 (regular $27.95)
Aged Copper now $20.96
Pewter now $20.96
Antique Brass now $20.96

Decor Elements: a new product line introduced by Stampin' Up!
Self adhesive vinal decorations for your home that coordinate with the Definitely Decorative product line.
Check out the Designs and Brochure for Decor Elements.
Check out this Video about Decor Elements and how to apply them to your walls

Retired List:
Don't forget that many products are about to be gone forever. Check out the retired list and hurry to get your order to me before they are gone.
Retired List Alphabetical
Retired List Numerical

July 15...Retired accessories list will be announced. Stay tuned!

Have a happy and save July 4th weekend!!