Thrifty Thursday 2-12-09

valentines-heartToday we had to make lots of Valentine’s for my son’s classes.  So we decided to make the same fun project.  My son, Mikey had a lot of fun helping to make them.  Then we put them in bags so the candy would stay in when he gave them out.  I love making the Valentine’s because they get something fun and different. 

lots-of-valentinesIt was also nice because one of my other sons told me last minute that he need some as well.  He’s in middle school so I didn’t think he needed them.  Thankfully I had extra Candy and Paper already so it was easy to make more for him.  Once again Stampin’ Up!© saves the day.

making-valentinesProducts Used:
113439 Sizzix™ Big Shot $99.95
113467 Petal Card Die $19.95
113476 Premium Crease Pad $8.95
105089 Horizontal Slot Punch $5.95
105934 Tag Punch $15.95
108264 Small Tag $15.95
101227 1/16″ Circle Punch $8.95
109055 Very Vanilla 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon $7.95
104199 Linen Thread $4.50
113980 Candy Lane DSP $9.95
114978 Happy Heart Day $23.95

Colors- Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette

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Thrifty Thursday 2-5-09

These are some fun cards that I’ve made using the Level 2 hostess set.  Echoes of Kindness.  I just think these flowers are beautiful.  Becoming a hostess is always a great way to save money.    You have the chance to earn exclusive hostess sets like this one as well as Hostess dollars that can be spent of what ever product you like.  Plus you will have a great time with your family and friends.  You can check out my available party dates by clicking here.

thank-you-flowers-textured-backgroundThis card was one that I actually created for one of my parties.  The guest really love learning how to use the blender pens to create easy water-coloring.

Products used:
113230 Echoes of Kindness Level 2 Hostess
114484 Elegant Thank You $6.95
114319 Whisper White Organza Ribbon $5.95
114512 Stampin’ Up!® Backgrounds 1 Textured Plates $11.95
Sizzix™ Big Shot and Accessories
102845 Blender Pens (3) $9.95
105110 Stampin’ Write® Marker
101406 Jet Black StazOn™ Ink $7.95

Colors- Pale Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Mellow Moss

 

purple-flowers-frenchI created this card for 2 different projects.  One was for my creative challenge for bootcamp and then I used it for my Card Swap that I was in.

Products used:
113230 Echoes of Kindness Level 2 Hostess
109521 En Franςais $17.95
115060 Short & Sweet $18.95
114319 Whisper White Organza Ribbon $5.95
105019 Watercolor Paper (20) $6.95
103954 Aqua Painter (2) $16.95
101406 Jet Black StazOn™ Ink $7.95
Colors- Pale Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Mellow Moss

 

 

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This is a card that I created for a Shoebox swap that I did.  A shoebox swap is where you create a card and then cut out enough for all the guest.  Then you go around the room and make each others cards.  It’s really fun.

Products used:
113230 Echoes of Kindness Level 2 Hostess
114978 Happy Heart Day $23.95
109039 Elegant Eggplant 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon
114512 Stampin’ Up!® Backgrounds 1 Textured Plates $11.95
Sizzix™ Big Shot and Accessories
103954 Aqua Painter (2) $16.95
101406 Jet Black StazOn™ Ink $7.95
112454 Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware $29.95
107590 Designer Label Punch $15.95

Colors- Pale Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla, Mellow Moss

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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.

good-friend-2468-box

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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Thrifty Thursday 1-22-09

Sometimes we think we need to get really complicated when we are scrap-booking.  My up-line Amy Johnson taught me that in most cases we just need to keep it simple.  Her favorite way to scrapbook is using quick strips. 

 Here are some fun quick strips I made with the sports stamps.  A few of the items are retired, but you can see how to take the same basic idea a create different pages just by how you put them together.  You can save time and money with this simple layout.  Noticed how I just changed the way the strips were layed out and the accent pieces to create 4 different looks.

go-team115010 Just Soccer $13.95

114928 Big Deal Alphabet $42.95

football115006 Just Football $13.95

113510 Schoolbook Serif Alphabet $42.95

b-ball115004 Just Basketball $13.95

114998 Jumbo Outline Alphabet $42.95

play-ball115002 Just Baseball $13.95

Here is a list of some of the other great sports sets including 2 new ones.  You can find all of them on pages 74 & 75 of the spring/summer ’09 catalog.

115008 Just Riding $13.95
115012 Just Surfing $13.95
115014 Just Tennis $13.95

This set is a must have for any sports page.  I think I used it on all ove them.

115072 Sporting $18.95

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