happy thoughts, happy days

Now that the kiddos are in bed, nothing like doing a little bloggin’ and catching up on So You Think You Can Dance. :)

I’ve had fun playing with some new goodies this week!

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I changed my mind a few times on where I was taking that card, so don’t look too closely! :) Even for such a simple card I’m indecisive.  Hee hee.

I love this darling new stamp set.  I see it being used a lot in my near future. :) It is a level 2 hostess set, Apple Blossoms.  To learn more about how to earn this set for free, click here.

The photo is a bit blown out, but the center cut-out flower was stamped with the new Pear Pizzazz in-color.  This coordinates with the new designer series paper there, Greenhouse Gala.

(*Note* I don’t have links for these new items yet, but you can find any of them in my store beginning tomorrow, July 1st.  Click here and visit the “shop now” button.)

1 more card tonight, or a separate post tomorrow?  Hmmm, okay, 1 more. :)   I am blogging slowly while I watch SYTYCD.  Love it, love it.

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This was a fun and super simple card also.  I again used the Greenhouse Gala paper.  It’s so bold and fun and funky on one side, and the back of each paper is more subdued and beautiful.  It’s an awesome variety.

The base is real red, and I again used Pear Pizzazz to coordinate with the dsp.  And you know what I needed for this card that I just didn’t have??  (And I thought I did have, oops!)  This!

hodgepodgeThe hodgepodge hardware, and specifically for this piece: hodgepodge-piece_1

Right?  Wouldn’t that have been lovely on this card? :) The perfect touch?  Ah yes, next time.

If you have questions on any of these products, need a BRAND new catalog, or want to join my cute team, visit my website or email me anytime! :)

Laura

June Card Club

I am now working on July’s card club projects and realize I didn’t post June’s.  Here we go! :)

Alright, sometimes I see a card that is so cute, I just need to replicate it.  I try to switch it up and make it my own, but I tried on this one and the original was just too cute and stuck in my mind.

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I love cute simplicity in cards.  And have I mentioned that I love punches? :)   This is CASE’d (copy & share everything) right from Leanne’s blog, seen here.

This one is a bookmark card.  I’ve seen these often and made a couple different kinds.

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As a reader, I always like the thought of receiving a card and a bookmark.  How fun. :)

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And finally we made this fun Build-a-Bear card.

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Isn’t she cute?  My little girl is happy to know that now that my clubs are done for June, this card is hers. :)   This was a very easy and fun card with the Big Shot machine and bear dies. (there are several, and more coming out in the new catalog July 1st.  Let me know if you need a new catalog.) The letter A is from the Go Go Boots alphabet set.  And the cute polka-dotted background?  A favorite of mine, used very often. :)   This is made using polka-dot impressions pad.

You can find any of the supplies used to make these cards in my online store here.  (Click “shop now.”)

Tootles!

Laura :)

retiring favorites – accessories & vinyl

Okay, I posted my favorite retiring stamps — now let’s take a peek at some of the accessories.  This list was long, so I’ve cut out some great things.  Remember to click to this post to check out all of the retiring items.

Here are just a few of the awesome accessories that will be GONE after June 30th … and many of these are on sale! (sale price shown below.)

I have this one on the back of my macbook. :)

adornment vinyl, $7.46
adornment vinyl, $7.46
Butterflies, $33.71
Butterflies, $33.71
dandelion, med or large
dandelion, varied colors & sizes

great dreams, varied colors & sizes
great dreams, varied colors & sizes

latte buttons, $5.96
latte buttons, $5.96
cast-a-spell dsp, $7.46
cast-a-spell dsp, $7.46

I will SO miss the corduroy buttons!

corduroy buttons (various colors), $4.98!
corduroy buttons (various colors), $4.98!
dotted delicates rub-ons, $11.95
dotted delicates rub-ons, $11.95
flower fusion, $14.95 (over 130 pieces)
flower fusion, $14.95 (over 130 pieces)
polka-dot ribbon, $9.95 (various colors)
polka-dot ribbon, $9.95 (various colors)
princess party kit, $7.98!!
princess party kit, $7.98!!
trio flower punch, $15.95
trio flower punch, $15.95

There is so much more!  Go peek for yourself (here).  This list may change from what I’ve posted, as these are only around while supplies last.  Items are selling out.

Laura

retiring favorites – stamps

There are a bunch of stamps retiring that I just love.  Would you like to see a few of my personal favorites?  :)   Yes?  Okay.

All of these are on the Last Chance List and will be no longer available (ever!) after June 30th.  You do realize that’s Wednesday, right?  Wow.  I will be putting in one more order this week.  Email me if you’d like to add your order to it to save on shipping costs. (If you live near me, that is.)

A Beautiful Thing, $20.95

A Beautiful Thing, $20.95

Eat, Drink & Be Scary, $18.95

Eat, Drink & Be Scary, $18.95

Four Square, $14.95

Four Square, $14.95

Garden Whimsy, $26.95

Garden Whimsy, $26.95

Good Friend, $28.95

Good Friend, $28.95

Happy Everything, $18.95

Happy Everything, $18.95

Holiday Blitz, $38.95

Holiday Blitz, $38.95

Nursery Necessities, $31.95

Nursery Necessities, $31.95

One of a Kind, $19.95

One of a Kind, $19.95

Tres Chic, $17.95

Tres Chic, $17.95

Warm Words, $21.95

Warm Words, $21.95

Aw, so sad to see them go.  Let me know right away if you’d like to snag any of these before they are gone!

Laura :)

Calling past demos!

Okay, 1st of all, I actually sat down and made some cards tonight — just for fun.  I know, it’s been a while. :) As soon as I find my husband’s camera, I’ll get some pictures up!  Yay!

Now for the big news of the day … and whoo-ee, this is good :)

During the month of July, any former Stampin’ Up! demonstrator can rejoin Stampin’ Up! for only $35!past_demo_postcard_2010

Note: you can’t rejoin with this special $35 kit online. You must mail forms in. Let me know if you would like the forms and I will get/mail them to you.

The Rejoin Starter Kit Contains:

  • 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
  • 2010 Summer Mini Catalog (8)
  • Guest invitation postcards (100)
  • Customer order forms (50)
  • 2010-2011 Definitely Decorative catalog (1)
  • Celebrando Creatividad (1)
  • Two months free Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) subscription

As a former demonstrator, you will already have the stamping supplies you need.  So, in order to keep the price so low, the Rejoin Starter Kit contains the bare essentials to help you get your business or hobby back up and running.

Contact me today — I’ll get the paperwork to you right away. :)

Laura

Visit my website – click here.

Digital downloads – Father’s day, July 4th, etc.

New digital downloads, click here to go grab’em! :) (click “shop now” then “digital crafting.”)

#121070 $5.95

Father's Day stamp set #121070 $5.95

Travel Journal digital kit #121071 $5.95

Travel Journal digital kit #121071 $9.95

July Fourth stamp set #121072 $3.95

July Fourth stamp set #121072 $3.95

Round Tab Punch #122146 $.95

Round Tab Punch #122146 $0.95

King of the Grill #123174 $3.95

King of the Grill #123174 $3.95

Have fun! :)

Laura

Last Chance Lists!

Phew, just got back from our family vacation, so I’m a bit late in posting this!  Let’s get on with it! :)

The Stampin’ Up Last Chance lists are now available, and I highly suggest acting quickly if there are items you’d like before they are gone forever.  Many of the accessories are already sold out, so no dilly-dallying! :)

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To see all retiring items, click over to my store (follow link and “shop now” in the corner) and you will see the huge banner on the page showing you where to search. Easy enough.

If you’d like to see the breakdown of where to find items, follow any of these links:

25

50

stamps (or download PDF here)

home-decor

(or download PDF here)

ink

paper

sizzix

punches

wheels

ribbon

acces

Phew, huh? :)   Happy browsing, and please let me know what questions you have!

Laura