Friday, July 30, 2010

Hostess Promotion

Extra, Extra Hostess Promotion

From July 27 to August 31, Stampin' Up! hostesses can earn an EXTRA $25 to use toward Stampin' Up! products of their choice when they host a workshop totaling $350 or more!

This extra benefit is included along with the standard hostess benefits they receive when they host a workshop. The standard hostess benefits include

A free 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog worth $9.95!

Free stamp sets only available to hostesses (with qualifying orders; select from the products on pages 10-16 of the Idea Book & Catalog)!

Free Stampin' Up! products of your choice!

Workshop total

(before tax and shipping) Free

Stampin' Up! merchandise Extra, Extra hostess

awards Grand


$350 - $399 $40 + $25 $65

$400 - $449 $45 + $25 $70

$450 - $499 $50 + $25 $75

$500 - $549 $60 + $25 $85

This extra hostess benefit is only being offered for a limited time, so contact me TODAY to schedule a workshop!

Back from Convention

Sorry I haven't posted in quite awhile, Convention was AWESOME!!!!  So much fun, the stamp sets, the make'n'takes, the prizes!  Oh My!!!!  Okay, so I did not win one of the cabins from the Cruise to Alaska but I did win some cool prizes.  I'll take photos and post soon.

Looking forward to my downline meeting tomorrow.  The fun continues...

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Birthday Greetings

                                         Here's Anita's full card July swap.  I love this simple, sharp Birthday Card. 

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Fur-ever Friends

Is this not the most adorable little card?  Brenda sent it to me, she found it on someone's blog.  Not sure whose but it's about the sweetest little card ever!

I had a cute little  puppy like these once. 

Friday, July 16, 2010

2010 Convention Swap...Final

Here's are the end products of my lengthy convention proto-types.  Go back a few days and you'll see the original. 

Here are the supplies I used:
Stamps:  Artistic Etchings
Ink:  Basic Black & Cherry Cobbler (one of my new favs)
Card stock:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Sahara Sand
Designer Series Paper:  Newspaper Print
Punches:  Scallop, Small Scallop & Word
Ribbon:  Chantilly
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Top Note Bigz Die

These combind my two favorite techniques: vintage & collage.

The sample on the left was sprayed with the new gold glitter mist.  All products are Stampin' Up.
Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Backorder Update

As of today, here is the backorder update:

You can currently order the following items, and they will begin shipping the week of July 19:

119277: Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

You can currently order the following items, but a shipping date has not yet been determined. We will let you know as soon as we have more information.

103954: Aqua Painters

120705: Joie Partagée Set

121221: Mon Amour Set (wood)

121330: Mon Amour Set (clear)

The following items are not currently available. These items are not on backorder; they are "while supplies last" items and will be available to order the end of July when we receive more inventory. Watch for more information.

119833: Old Olive Polka-Dot 6" x 6" Designer Printed Album

119834: Herringbone 6" x 6" Designer Printed Album

Because I Care...

Here are three samples of Because I Care stamp set I received from Karen H. in our swap this month.
This is such a versitile stamp set.  Aren't they lovely? Level 1 Hostess.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Here is the third sample card Susan prepared for our swap.  It's a little difficult to see.  She used Pretty in Pink card stock as the background and Whisper White.  Pretty in Pink was used to water color the flowers.  The words are from two very versatile sets, Defining Alphabet and Define Your Life.  See how she stamped the "Oo", then went back and stamped the words on top.  Very quick, easy card when you need one "NOW".

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Artistic Etchings

I received both of these cards in a new catalog swap. Both use the new Artistic Etchings stamp set and the Newsprint DSP.  There will be more to come.  Each mini and new catalog, my side-line, up-line prepare three swaps and share with each other.  Susan S. prepared these.  I'll post her third one tomorrow and the others as I receive them.  Hope you enjoy!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Convention Swap

Here's my first attempt at a Convention Swap.  What do you think?

Sunday, July 11, 2010

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Amour Gift Box


• Artistic Etchings


• Riding Hood Red card stock

• Vintage Designer Series paper


• Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad®

• Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin’ Pad

• Basic Black Stampin’ Write® marker

• Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz®


• Vintage brads

• Rhinestone basic jewels

• Color Spritzer Tool

• Distressing Essentials

• Big Shot™

• Bitty Box & Envelope Bigz XL die

Friday, July 9, 2010

Great minds....

Here is Ronda's swap for our Summertime theme.  Interestingly enough, Ronda came over and we were working on our swaps together.  Rather Ronda was working on her swaps and I was playing with some new toy aka Bigz Punch and I wasn't really paying attention to what she was working on.  As it turns out, we were going to prepare the same card!  My thoughts were to change it out a little but basically the same yes, I switched my idea and used the Bigz Punch.  (I already posted my card...see earlier posts.)  How fun is that? 

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Here are more of the fabulous swaps from June's stamp club.

I love how MG & Penny left their sentiments blank so we can fill in as needed.  Cynthia's Family Vacation is just plain fun!  Thanks gals, love them all!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Winners of 4th of July Blog Candy!

Drum roll please....and the winners are:



If you would both email me privately your home addresses at, I'll put your blog candy in the mail.

Congrats!  Thank you for leaving comments and following me during the Operation Write Home 4th of July Blog Tour 2010.
Here's Donna's swap for June.  Welcome Donna, to our little stamp club!

On the right is Anita's swap for the cute butterflies.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Summer Time

Here's is the card Jackie made for our June stamp club meeting...isn't it bright and cheerful?  Our swap theme was 'Summer'.  This certainly does remind us of summer.  She used a napkin as a background, isn't that clever?  See the butterflies, they were made using  Stampin' Up 's sizzlet.  Enjoy.  There will be more of our June swaps appearing within the next few days. 

Monday, July 5, 2010

Keeping the Happy Birthday Theme Going...

Keeping with the birthday theme this holiday weekend (if Monday can be considered a weekend.)  Here is a birthday card I made for our stamp club's 'Black & White' Swap theme.  I used the new textured embossing folder from Stampin' Up, DSP paper white organdy ribbon and black 'n white ribbon.  The "Happy Birthday" Words were typed in my word processing program just because I wanted it to expand the entire length of the card (and I was making twelve of them). 

Friday, July 2, 2010

Independence Day Weekend OWH Blog Tour!

Welcome to the Operation Write Home's 4th of July Blog Tour and Stampinduo's first Blog Hop!  This is in celebration of Independence Day. 

The stamp set used was Party Hearty, card stock is the new Cherry Cobbler and Pacific Point.  For the ink, I used the same colors in the Stampin' Write Markers. 

Now for some blog candy.  I will be selecting one random comment from this post AND one follower to receive some SURPRISE blog candy!  I will announce the winners on Wednesday July 7th.  Good luck to you!

Be sure to head on over to the Operation Write Home blog at:

Have a great trip, thank you for stopping by!

Happy 4th of July!

Isn't this a great card?  Amy sent this to me as part of our monthly "Downline Swap" it!  Thanks Amy!