Saturday, May 26, 2012

Chock-Full of Cheer

Today's Saturday Sketch challenge features more sneak peek items from the 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! catalog, which goes live on June 1.  If you need a catalog, shoot me an email and I will get one out to you!  I already have a big wish list! 

Here is this week's sketch challenge from Utah Divas International, DSC190.

And here's my card.

Stamps:  Chock-Full of Cheer
Inks:  Gumball Green, Primrose Petals
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Gumball Green, Be of Good Cheer DSP
Accessories:  Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, glue dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

As I mentioned, all of the products are sneak peek items that demonstrators could order on May 1.  I sure am having fun playing with my new toys!


There are so many new items I want to share with you:
  • ribbon
  • Designer Series Paper
  • embellishments
I will be sharing the details over the next week, and I will be ordering all of the items on June 1, so I can get them to you in a timely manner.  Please send me an email if you are interested!

I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.  I am planning to go to the New York Botanical Gardens, and I am really looking forward to that.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tips & Tricks Tuesday

You are going to love this tip, especially since the new Stampin' Up! thick foam ink pads are going to be available to customers on June 1!  Each of the pads comes with a multi-language label affixed to the back.  You select the correct language and adhere it to the flat end of your ink pad, so you see not only the color put the color name as well.  Here comes the trick!  From the remaining labels, cut off some of the color from the label and stick it on the inside of the open pad.  No more color confusion when you have several pads open and they are all a similar dark color!  And here's another great tip for you!  Use a small hole punch to punch a circle and stick it to the top of your re-inker!  Now it will be easy to find the match without lifting up five or more re-inker bottles looking for the right color.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words (and I know I'm still under that!), here is what you need to see.

I hope you found this helpful.  Please leave a comment since I love to hear from my readers!


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Are We Having Fun Yet?

You bet I am!  I had another visit from Mister Brown today, and he brought me more catalog sneak peek goodies!  And it was just in time for me to play with them for the Utah DIVAS Saturday Sketch challenge.  Here is this week's sketch, DIVASC188, and I love how clean and simple it is.  You can check the DIVAS blog to see what the rest of the team came up with.


I used a lot of sneak peek items on this card, and many of them I got for free as part of a Sale-A-Bration recruiting bundle.  Free is good, right? So take a look at my card. 

Here's a list of the amazing new products I used:
  •  Patio Party Designer Series Paper
  •  Itty Bitty Banners stamp set
  •  Whisper White 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
  •  Bitty Banners Framelits
  •  New 2012-2014 In Colors Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, and Summer Starfruit

Don't you love it?  All of those little banners were a breeze to cut with the Bitty Banners Framelits.  I can't wait until you can see the catalog!  Please email me if you would like your own copy.  I expect my boxes to arrive any day, and I will be happy to give you a free catalog!  If you are not local, I can mail it priority mail if you will reimburse me the $5 postage.

Thanks for stopping by!  Leave me a comment so I know I have a live audience!  :)


P.S.  I'm really loving that Raspberry Ripple!

Friday, May 11, 2012

I'm Dying to Find Out!

So tell me, what do you think of my new header and my new look?  I am so excited I can hardly stand it! I finished it up yesterday afternoon, and yes, I designed it myself in My Digital Studio!  I am finally getting comfortable working with the program, and it is quite intuitive!  Of course, the years I spent designing our middle school yearbook on the computer probably helped a little bit.

As I promised, I am back with a sneak peek from the Stampin' Up! 2012-2013 catalog.