Stamping Sunday 1-25-09

I had a meeting on Saturday and I was asked to demonstrate and new technique.  She explained it to me over the phone and sent me a few pictures then I had to figure it out.  This technique was so easy and I loved it.  I also love that it looks really complicated.  I debated on which category to post my samples in.  I finally decided on Stamping Sunday because I think I’m going to use this fun technique for club.  I still have a few openings so if you want to come and learn how to do this great technique come and check out club.  Click here to find out more info on club.

zoofariThe technique is called faux leather so I started to think of what kinds of things I could do that would have a leathered look.   My first thought was an alligator.  So I started playing with punches and came up with this fun alligator.  Then the page just developed from that.  All the letters are also done with this great technique and then I cut them out using the big shot serif alphabet #113464 $149.95.  I really love how the page turned out.  I can’t wait to put some of our pictures on it from Animal Kingdom.  I used the Wild About You set #115110 $25.95.  The paper is #112164 Chocolate Chip Patterns DSP $9.95 and #112160 Old Olive Patterns DSP $9.95.

leather-purseThe project that was shown to me was a purse so this is what I came up with.  Once again I used the big shot and this time I used the top note die #113463 $21.95.  The basic purse is made with 2 dies and the top is done with the faux leather and then folded over.  I used the awesome Filigree Designer Brads #112577 $5.95 to dress it up a bit and give it the girly girl look.  Underneath the brad is a piece of Velcro so it’s easy to open.  I stamped on it with Doodle This #114954 $33.95 and used Tombow Glue #110755 $3.95 to apply Dazzling Diamonds glitter #102023 $4.50 to give it a little sparkle.  The butterfly is from the set Dreams du Jour #111624 $18.95.  It’s wings are also touched with glitter.  I filled a cellophane bag with chocolates so it makes a great gift for any girl.

mama-baby-elephantMy last project was these fun elephants.  I got the idea from one of my favorite blogs Inking Idaho.  If you want to check out the actual post you can click here.  I believe it was idea from several other talented demonstrators.  I believe the name of the talented person that came up with this darling nugget box is Kelly Sampson.  I followed some of the links and found her website.  She has a whole family of these great critters.  You can check it out by clicking here.  They are designed to hold a little chocolate nugget.

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Retired Sets for Sale

retired-stamps-for-saleI finally cleaned out my closet.  I needed to make some room for the new sets I want.  Here is a list of all the retired stamp sets I have for sale.  I will try and keep it updated as they get sold.  I don’t have pictures with each set as of now.  If you want a picture of a particular set please email me at and I will send you a picture.

I am happy to ship any of them to you I will just charge you what ever it cost to ship them.  Or you can stop by and pick them up.  I will not consider them sold until I have payment in full on them.  I accept paypal, credit cards, check or cash.  You can mail me a check and I will put a hold on the item for 1 week.  If I haven’t received your payment by then I will put the item back on the list.

BONUS- Now through March for every dollar you spend on the retired sets I will give you 50 cents towards a purchase from the new catalog.  That makes your sets 1/2 price.  Just email me with your order. 

DOUBLE BONUS- book a party anytime during February, March or April and you can choose any set on the list for FREE.  I will hold your set for you until the party.  If you don’t live close you can also do a book party.

 Click here to see the list.  For future reference you can find the list under specials.

New Catalog Open House

su2009sscHere’s your chance to get the new catalog.   You are invited to my open house.

There will be food, fun, make-and-takes and lots of FREE gifts.  Plus I am giving away the hostess benifits.

Date: Wednesday January 28th

Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

Place: My House (contact me for directions

Come anytime and make a fun make and take.  Plus there will be a FREE gift for every guest.

Can’t make it.  Bummer.  You can place an on-line order or e-mail me  with an order and I will send you your free gift as well as one of the make and takes.  Orders must be in by January 29th.  Plus your name will go into the drawing for the hostess benefits.

retired-stamps-for-saleBONUS:  I finally went through 3 years worth of stamp sets.  I have over 100 sets to sell.  It will be at a first come first serve.  Plus for every dollar you spend on retired sets I will give you 50 cents towards any sets in the new catalog.  Be sure to come and check them out.

Remember I have a great gift for anyone who brings a friend to come along. 

Please RSVP by e-mailing me at

Can’t wait to see you there.

Sale-A-Bration Brochure and FREE Catalog

sale-a-bration-cardWhat can get better than FREE stamp sets and a FREE idea book and Catalog.  Sale-a-bration is finally here.  You can earn free stamp sets just click here for more details .  

sale-a-bration-frontClick here to see the brochure.





su2009sscAlso you can earn a FREE catalog.  You can always get one for FREE by joining club or hosting a party.  Plus you earn all the other great benefits.   Click here to see my available party dates. 

free-catalog-cardHowever you can also earn one free by placing and On-line order.  Place your on-line order between February 1st and April 30th.  There is a limited supply they have allotted for this great offer so place your order early.  If you already have a catalog you can pass it along to a friend.   Click here to start placing your on-line order.

Contact me if you have any questions or would like to host a party

Swapping Saturday 1-24-09

Here are some of the swaps that I took to leadership this year.  Be watching for the ones that I got back.

thank-you-big-shotThis one was for my big shot swap.  It uses the top note die #113463 $21.95.  It also uses these great new products:

114484 Elegant Thank You $6.95
113975 Raspberry Tart DSP $9.95
113726 Sweet Stems $16.95 (this set has a matching embosslite die 114513 Sweetest stem $11.95)

game-night-cards1This card was for the general swap.  It features our new game night sets.  Here’s a list of the sets and DSP I used.

113220 Game Night $20.95
113995 Jackpot DSP $9.95
115034 Mark the Date $26.95
114986 Hugs & Wishes $18.95

You can check out all the fun game night stuff on  pg 109 of the Spring/Summer Catalog.

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