Thrifty Thursday 1-29-09

In todays times we need to make our dollars stretch as much as we can.  That’s why I love this project and 3×3 cards.  We made at Janice’s meeting.

rasberry-tart-box-cardsYou can get 8 cards out of just one sheet of 12 x 12 paper.  This box is made with just a 1/2 of a sheet of 12 x 12 paper.  Each card uses just a tiny bit of dSP.  You can make 32 cards with just one sheet of paper.  They are fast and simple to make.  I love that they are easy and so nice to have on had when you need a quick note for a gift or just to show you care.  For a fun gift you can make the box and put 4 cards in it with envelops.  It’s easy and fast but someone will really feel special when they receive it.

For this project we used:

113975 Raspberry Tart DSP $9.95
113417 Petal Pizzazz $32.95
113716 Garden Greetings $21.95
109043 Scallop Circle Punch $15.95
114338 Kiwi Kiss Corduroy Buttons $9.95

If you would love to come and learn how to make this fun box then be sure to mark your calanders for my Sale-a-brations Stamp Camp.  It will be on Saturday February 28th.  We will be making this box using the Polka Dot Punches Stamp Set and Delicate Dots Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-bration Flyer.  Click here for more details.

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Wacky Wednesday 1-28-09

Thanks so much to all of you who made it to my open house.  I had a great time and I hope you did too.  For those of you who couldn’t make it here is some of the fun you missed.  Maybe next time you will be able to join in the fun.


Because it was and open house and there was no official hostess to give a gift to and my prize drawing was for the hostess benefits I decided to give each guest a special gift for coming.  Each guest received one of these fun Good friend boxes and each was filled with a different surprise gift.  Once again I used the new Good Friends Stamp Set #113740 $28.95 and the fun new Petal Pizzazz #113417 $32.95.

just-bee-card-envelopeThen each guest had the opportunity to create 2 fun make and takes.  The first used the set Just Buzzin’ By #113228 $27.95.  This is one of my favorite new stamp sets.  We made a card and a matching envelope.  It’s hard to see but the card says “just buzzin’ by to say…”  Then on the inside it says “have a honey of a day!  We also stamped a cute flower on the inside.

valentines-treat-bagThe second project used the wonderful big shot top not die #113463 $21.95 and some of the products from the Love you Much Bundle #115405 $41.48.  We used the heart to Heart Punch #113694 $15.95 and the Love You Much Stamp Set #113756 $25.95.  The Bundle also includes the Candy Lane DSP#113980 $9.95 which I love so much that I didn’t have enough left to use.  If you bought these products separately they would be $51.85 but you can save 20% on the bundle for just $41.48 through the end of Januray.  Hurry fast time is running out.

My guest also had the chance to check out my retired sets for sale, earn chances to win the hostess benifits, visit with old and new friends and have a little bit of chocolate.  We had a great time.  I still have lots of sets for sale you can check them out by clicking here.  Be sure to check out the great specials I have going along with them.

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Technique Tuesday 1-27-09

We had club last week and I love to show off what we did for club on my Technique Tuesday.  If you want to learn more how to do these great techniques then you should come and check out club.  Click here to learn more details about club.  Or to see the other club projects.

friends-club-janWe learned the technique of how to use our Stampin’ Write Markers to water Color.  This is a great way to give a more subtle look to your projects.  We used the blender pens to achieve this fun look.

Here are some of the great products I used on this page:

113726 Sweet Stems $16.95
113975 Raspberry Tart DSP $9.95
112577 Filigree Designer Brads $5.95
111846 Rose Red 1″ Double- Stitched Ribbon $8.95
111366 Rose Red 1/4″ Ribbon $4.95
112091 Scallop Edge Punch $15.95
112081 Scallop Square Punch $15.95
104400 1 1/4″ Square Punch $15.95
113453 Natural Serif Decorative strip dies $19.95 (Friends)

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Marvelous Monday 1-26-09

We always get to do a fun make and take at leadership.  This year I really loved what we got to make because it all coordinated together.  It is part of our retro fresh style watch.  It uses the fun new stamp set Good Friend #113740 $28.95.  It also uses the On board So Tweet #113893 $14.95 and the DSP Good Morning Sunshine #113966 $9.95. 

good-friends-mini-box-tagsWe made a fun box that slides out and holds these great mini tags.

good-friend-cardsPlus we made 3 fun cards.  They are 5 1/4 square cards that fit in our square envelops.  I love this great big size. 

good-friend-box1Everything fits nicely in the fun carrying case.  Arent’ the birds just so cute.

I’m considering offering this as a class.  I haven’t decided on a date yet, but if you are interested please let me know and I will get one figured out.  The class would include everything you need to make all three projects plus you would get all the extras.  You would get 1/2 of the designers series paper and 1/2 of the chipboard.  I would also include the stamp set.  This class could easily be done at home as well and I would include full color instructions.  The cost would be $55.00 (including the stamp set).  Please email me at if you are interested.

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Hostess Drawing

nf-grand-prizeSo I was cleaning up the other day getting ready for my open house.  I realized I still had the grand prize from Novemberfest that was never claimed.  So here’s your chance to get the basket with over $100.00 worth of product.  It’s really simple all you have to do is host a party.  I will be giving out tickets to all the hostess and I will draw one winner.  Because I have different dates I want to book here is the different tickets you can earn:

Book and in-home party in:

February (during sale-a-brations & bootcamp): 15 tickets
March (during sale-a-brations): 10 tickets
April (new mini catalog): 12 tickets

Book a class party:

February: 10 tickets
March: 7 tickets
April: 7 tickets

Book a Catalog Party:

February: 7 tickets
March : 10 tickets
April: 7 tickets

nf-gift-aGuest Bonus:  I still have two of the smaller prizes.  So for each guest that places an order (this can be you as well, when you place a personal order besides the hostess benefits)  I will put their name in for a drawing for the 2 other gifts.  They will get one ticket for ordering and one ticket for every $25.00 they spend.  During sale-a-brations they could get 2 tickets for placing a $50.00 order plus a free sale-a-bration set.

nf-gift-cTickets are worth different values because of Sale-a-brations and when I will be gone to Hawaii (earned all expenses paid through Stampin’ Up!.  If you’d like to learn how to earn your own trip contact me today.)  I’m also extending it to April so I’m ready to go when I get back.  This offer is good for any of my parties and their guest.   You can check out my available party dates by clicking here.  Or you can email me at:   I look forward to hearing from you.