Thursday, August 21, 2008

Teacher Gift

So tonight is Back to School night for Riley. He is going to First Grade! I am so excited for him! Having been a first grade teacher, I know he will learn so much this year. We are so blessed to have an awesome teacher, Mrs. Aylor. I made her a little gift--a set of monogram cards in a little coordinating purse. I got the purse idea from Andrea's blog. I used Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red and Bella Rose DSP. The stamps are Baroque Motifs and Lovely Letters.

I posted so well last week! I really want to post regularly, so I will keep trying at it! :)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Stamp Club Projects

Last night I went to Brenna's first Stamp Club meeting. We made 2 cards. I love them both; they are both very creative! I also got to use 2 sets I don't have--Sock Monkey and Dreams Du Jour. Here are the cards:

Don't you love them? If you are missing Club too much or would like to try it for the first time, let me know. Brenna would start another group if there is enough interest. Those not in club this time are really missing out--this is the best catalog yet! :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Monogram Bookmark

I saw a great tutorial on Angie's blog, so I thought I'd make one of my own. I made this one for my friend--I know she will love it! I am going to put magnets in the inside of it.
I used Bali Breeze DSP, Old Olive, Taken with Teal and Certainly Celery. The letter is from Lovely Letters.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Color Challenge!

I've had a creative block for quite some time. I have not been able to sit down and stamp a single card just for fun in a long time. I've created, but it's been for a class or a club or something I *have* to do.
I saw this challenge on Melanie's blog and decided I wanted to give it a try. Here's my card. I used Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi (bye-bye, old friend), Pink Passion and Certainly Celery. The colors are beautiful together! I used the Garden Whimsy stamp set and the new Scallop Edge punch.
I am very excited about the new stamps I've ordered and am having a hard time using what I have! But this was very fun, and I plan to do some more stamping for fun this week as I await my package! Thanks for the challenge, Melanie! Sorry I was late getting it done!

Stampin Up's Hot New Product...

The exclusive Big Shot made especially for Stampin' Up!

Partnering with Sizzix, Stampin' Up! is offering this exclusive machine available only through Stampin' Up! demonstrators. In addition to the die-cut machine, Stampin' Up! will offer 29 Sizzix dies and 7 exclusive dies. The exclusive dies are only available through Stampin' Up!
The Big Shot is the only die cutting machine that will work with 'all' of any other companies dies & embossing folders. It is light-weight & constructed in one piece for extra heavy duty work.
One other hot News item - Shelli Gardener, the co-founder of Stampin' UP! is announcing her own product line. It is called 'So Shelli' & will feature items that she particularly loves. This includes stamps, Sizzix dies & other accessories coming soon in the Holiday Mini Catalog in October.
We can begin ordering from the SU Big Shot & Sizzix line on September 2nd.

Monday, August 11, 2008

New Catalog Ribbon and Accessory Samplers!

There are so many new ribbons and accessories in the FW2008 Collection! I am offering an inexpensive way to get your hands on all of the new ribbon and several of the new accessories!

Bling Sampler $25
You’ll get:
*26 Felt flowers from Flower Fusion Too p. 182
*2 of each clip (6 total) from Clips Assortment p. 184
*2 of each new Designer Brads (8 total) p. 184
*20 Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads p. 185
*20 Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads p. 185
*20 Square Fire Rhinestone Brads p. 185
*20 Square Ice Rhinestone Brads p. 185
*7 Designer Buttons p. 185

Specialty Ribbon Sampler $32
You’ll get:
*2 yards each of 1” Double Stitched Grosgrain in Rose Red, Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip
*3 yards each of 5/8” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss and Tangerine Tango
*2 yards of 1 ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon in Pink Pirouette
*2 yards of 7/8” Poly Twill Ribbon in So Saffron
*2 yards of Satin Ribbon in Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla

That is 32 total yards of ribbon in beautiful new colors and styles! Ribbons are pictured on pages 186-187.

Please order your samplers by Friday, September 5th. Please make checks payable to Shelley McDaid.

Look What's New!

I haven't posted in a long time, but I have a very good reason for posting today!

Today is the first day of the 2008 Fall/Winter Idea Book and Catalog sales period! And as if that isn't enough, Stampin' Up has unveiled lots of great new goodies and promos in honor of their 20th Anniversary! It is all very exciting. Bear with me, and I will get it all posted here today...
You can click on both images for a link to the readable promotions on my website.
Look at these awesome choices! And, in addition to the product you receive in your starter kit, you also get to choose a free stamp set from the catalog!
When the links to the new catalog and brochures are available, I will post them. There are so many new, exciting things being offered, including new Decor Elements and a die cut machine with exclusive dies! Contact me or visit my website for more information on the new catalog!