Saturday, January 24, 2009

Under Construction

I am attempting to make 3 columns on my blog so things might look a little silly for a little bit. Thanks for understanding.

Karen :)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

February Card Kit of the Month

Hi ladies! I am going to try something new. I will do this for at least 3 months and I will take your feedback as to if you want to keep it up. So here goes...

The Card Kit of the Month Program – February 2009

Featured Set: “Flower Fancy” and Featured Accessory: Chit Chat Rub-Ons

You’ll receive the supplies to create SIX of EACH design shown above – so you will receive all of the consumable supplies that you need to create 12 cards total. You will also receive 2 additional full color samples of “alternative” cards that you can make with the combined contents of the kit! In addition, you’ll receive detailed, step by step instructions on how to complete each of the 4 designs. This month’s card kit items are listed below, and the price of the Card Kit is $15.

Orders for the Card Kits must be received by February 15th. You will receive your kits by the end of the month.

Special Offer for February! Purchase the Card Kit and receive the Coordinating Set, “Flower Fancy” and the Featured Accessory, “Chit Chat RubOns” at 15% off!

The Card Kit ($15) Includes:

§ 6 Pieces of 5 ½ x 8 ½” Old Olive Cardstock

§ 6 Pieces of 11” x 4 ¼” Chocolate Chip Cardstock

§ 6 Pieces of 3” x 3” Whisper White Cardstock

§ 6 Pieces of 2 ½” x 1-7/ 8” Old Olive Cardstock

§ 6 Pieces of 2 ½” x 1-7/8” Pumpkin Pie Cardstock

§ 6 Pieces of 2 ½ x 1-7/8” So Saffron Cardstock

§ 6 Pieces of 2 ½ x 1-7/8” Pink Pirouette Cardstock

§ 6 Pieces of 2 ¼” x 3” Whisper White Cardstock

§ 6 Pieces of 2 ½ x 3 ¼” Chocolate Chip Cardstock

§ 6 Pieces of 5 ¼” x 2” So Saffron Cardstock

§ 6 Pieces of 5 ¼” x 1 ¼” Pumpkin Pie Cardstock

§ 6 – 6” Pieces Pink Pirouette 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon

§ 6 – 16” Pieces of Chocolate Chip ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon

§ 30 – Silver Brads

§ 12 – Whisper White Envelopes

§ Step by Step Instructions to complete 4 different card designs using the kit pieces

Add-on Products:

§ Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker ($3.95)

§ So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker ($3.95)

§ Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker ($3.95)

§ Old Olive Classic Ink Pad ($5.25)

§ Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pad ($5.25)

§ So Saffron Classic Ink Pad ($5.25)

§ Pink Pirouette Classic Ink Pad ($5.25)

§ Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Pad ($5.25)

§ ½” Circle Punch ($5.95)

§ Corner Rounder Punch ($5.95)

§ Dazzling Diamonds ($4.50)

§ 2-Way Glue Pen ($3.50)

§ Flower Fancy Stamp Set ($36.95) $31.40 with the purchase of the Card Kit

§ Chit Chat RubOns ($10.95) $9.30 with the purchase of the Card Kit

Other Optional Purchases:

§ Stampin’ Dimensionals ($3.95)

§ SNAIL Adhesive ($6.95)

§ Bone Folder ($6.95)

Please Note: I am glad to ship kits directly to you! If the kit needs to be shipped, there will be an extra $3 shipping charge.

To purchase any of the add-on items or other optional purchases, simply email me at or call me at 325-716-1540 so that your discounts

can be properly applied.

Contact me today to order your Card Kit and see how quick and easy card making

can be right in the comforts of your home!

Choose Pickup or Delivery

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Valentine's Day Gifts for Kids

Have your kids asked you yet what you are doing for the Valentine's Day party? I have been lucky enough to avoid that aisle so far this year, but we still have almost a month left. Here is what I came up with. Isn't it cute?

The base is Riding Hood Red c/s cut to 4 1/2" x 7". Score at 1/2" along the 4 1/2" side. Score at 1/2", 3" 3 3/4" and 6 1/4" along the 7" side. Score all the lines. Ok, now this part will be hard to describe so bear with me... Cut up to the 1/2" scored line at all points. Before you assemble the box, punch a hole at the top with your Crop-a-dile. I used the 3/16" side and punch in 3/8" (use your cool settings). I folded the paper so that I punched through both sides at once.

I used 21 1/2" of Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon. I don't know if you really need that much but I'm trying to make it easier to tie bows.

Here is a picture open. It is a lot easier to thread the ribbon under the box than it looks. Thread the ribbon through both holes across the top of the box, centering it. Now you can push the ribbon down with the box and tie a ribbon on the top. I decorated the front with Candy Lane DSP. I stamped the hearts with the "Love You Much" stamp set in Riding Hood Red ink on Pink Pirouette c/s. It was so easy to punch them out with the "Heart to Heart"punch. I used a dimensional on the medium sized heart to raise it up a little bit. Finally I stamped friend to friend with Black Staz On ink in the lower right hand corner. I would suggest decorating the top piece before adhering it to the box. This will make stamping on the paper much easier. Clear as mud? Have fun.

Karen :)

I need your help...

As you can probably see, I'm not very good at all this computer stuff. I need someone to help me organize my blog. If you can help me, I'll pay you in stamping stuff. PLEASE!!

Karen :)

Did you win?

Thank you to everyone who came to my Open House last night. I had soo much fun catching up with you all. I had lots to give away, did you win? Barbara won the Merci stamp set. Barbara also won the Emergency Birthday Card Kit. Dawn won the Snowflake card set. Denise won the small hostess set (I can't remember the name right now). Finally, Dorthy won the Game Night stamp set. Dorthy plays Bunco a lot and really wanted to win this set. Thank you again to everyone who came. Thank you Amy for helping me out. You were awesome!!

Karen :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New Stamp Set for Open House Attendee's Only

Due to a glitch in the Stampin' Up! system, I ended up with two "Game Night" stamp sets. I have decided to give one away to one of my Open House Attendees. Will it be you? All you need to do is show up. Hope to see you there...

Monday, January 19th
6:00- 8:00 pm

You will get to make 2 projects (1 from the "Game Night" stamp set). Right now, I have only 6 people who have RSVP'd. That is great odds.

Schedule a workshop or sign up for a club and walk away with the new catalog that night. I get them on Thursday. I can't wait. See you Monday!!!

Karen :)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Get them before they are gone...

Out with the old and in with the new...

Be sure to check out this link to see all the current, retired, and retiring product you can get at up to 50% off...

also the retiring product list...

You just until noon on January 18th to order these products unless they are while supplies last. Get them while you can!!!

Karen :)

Stamp Club

Is your wish list longer than your budget? Do you want to attend a free class every month? If so, you want to join a Stamp Club!!!

How do they work?
Commit to purchasing $25 per month (before shipping/handling and tax) for 6 months. Each month, you are invited to a free class where we will do 2-3 projects. 2 of the projects will be cards. These will be something more than I can do in a workshop either due to time, technique or cost.

What do I get for my commitment?
-Free class once a month (1st Tuesday of the month at 7pm or a make-up Wednesday at 9am)
-New catalogs (Spring-Summer 2009 AND Fall-Winter 2009)
-Hostess benefits one month during the club
-at least $15 in merchandise
-at least a Level 1 Hostess set
-New ideas and inspiration
-A chance to build upon your skills and increase your supplies slowly over time

Do I have to be local?
No. All I need is a credit or debit card on file to pay for your purchases. You will need to email me your order by the club meeting. I will mail your the completed club projects with your order. You will need to add $5 to your club order each month to help defer shipping costs.

How do I sign up?
Call or email me. Sign up at the open house on January 19th and get extra door prize tickets!!

Can I still come and play if I can't commit every month?
Of course. You will need to submit the same minimum order as everyone else. Just be sure to RSVP so I have enough supplies to include you.

I look forward to playing with all my old and new club gals. I have had fun these last 6 months and look forward to learning more from you.

Karen :)

Pick a Petal Class

When: January 26, 2009
Time: 6:30
Cost: $45
What do you get: Pick a Petal stamp set ($33 value)
plus at least 5 cards with envelopes.
Pre-pay by January 19th to play.

Here are 4 of the cards...




Exclamation Point

I can't wait to teach you how to make fun out of the box cards with this set. Call me today to register.

Karen :)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Let's get our stamp on

Hi everyone. I haven't completely forgot I had a blog, but mostly. I want to continue to post. Let's see if a new year will improve things. Here is a card that I did today. On one of the demonstrator yahoo groups, they have a Chat & Challenge. The moderator posts a template and we go from there. We can use any stamp set or colors. Here is what I did using the set "Game Night" which will be available come January 19th.

Stamp Set: Game Night
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Jackpot DSP
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: 3/4" square punch, 1/2" circle punch, Red Gingham Ribbon, Dimensionals

Happy Stamping...

Karen :)