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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Best Ever Simply Scrappin' Kit

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Simply Scrappin' Kit

I was stunned when I saw the fabulous images, then there was the sensational textured 12x12 card and before I knew it I was holding amazing 12x12 double sided designer paper paper too, and not one sheet of each designer paper, not two sheets of each, but three sheets of each.

Now I'm going to make you a promise...... I promise to create a class for both card makers and scrapbookers using this "Best Ever" Simply Scrappin' Kit, so stay tuned.

What I also love is that this kit has a coordinating stamp set and die cuts for the Big Shot - You can't help but make beautifully coordinating prjects - WOW!

Have I told you lately that I absolutely love being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator?

I love this new blog too, because I get to share my excitement as I discover new and wonderful things with Stampin' Up!

Big Shot Texturz Backgrounds #1 Arrival Images

Images © 1990-2009 Stampin' Up!
All six images come in one collection - here they are on the In Colors
I can't believe how fast it is to just buzz them through the machine and create these fabulous dry embossed images.

Small Dots

Large Dots




Big Shot Texturz Backgrounds #1 Arrival

I'm so excited - I just received new toys - These are for my Big Shot!!

Dry embossing will never be the same again!

Images © 1990-2009 Stampin' Up!

New/Used Stamps For Sale

New & Used Retired Stamps For Sale - Keep Checking Back For New Additions

This post is correct at time of posting and is subject to change without notice
Prices do not include shipping/delivery

A Beautiful Season – Used - $28.95
Ahoy Matey – Used - $23.95
All Natural – Used - $17.95
All Wrapped Up –Used - $19.95
All Year Cheer 1 – Used - $29.95
All Year Cheer 2 – Used - $29.95
All Year Cheer 3 – Used - $29.95
Along the Same Lines – Used - $21.95
Alphabet Soup – New Un-mounted - $19.95
Alphabits – New - $14.95
Best Blossoms – Used - $19.95
Birthday Best – Used - $12.95
Bitty Boos – Well Used $16.95
Bubble Queen – New - $25.95
Bundle Up - New 2 stamps mounted - $21.95
Burst into Bloom – Used - $11.95
By Sea – New Un-mounted - $22.95 – SOLD
Canvas Background – Used - $17.95
Carved & Candlelit – Used - $19.95
Circle of Friendship – Used - $17.95
Circus Train – New Un-mounted - $25.95 SOLD
Clowning Around – New Un-mounted $24.95
Cold Play – Used - $26.95
Cowboy Kid – Used - $21.95
Crosshatch Background – New Un-mounted - $16.95
Cute Conversation – Used - $19.95
Cute Conversation – New Un-mounted - $29.95
Daisy – Well Used - $40.00 – Sold
Elegant Greetings – Used - $26.95
Elegant Notes – New Mounted - $20.95
Elegant Ornaments – Mounted - $14.95
Express Yourself – Used - $27.95
Filigree Background – Used - $16.95
First in Fashion – New Un-mounted - $16.95
French Script Background – New Un-mounted $16.95
Fresh Flowers – Used - $11.95
Fun Filled – New Un-mounted - $16.95
Fun Filled – Used - $14.95
Fun With Shapes – Used $24.95
Furnished with Love – New Mounted - $29.95
Garden Collage – New Un-mounted - $17.95
Glorious Garlands – New Un-mounted - $29.95 – SOLD
Happy Harmony – New Un-mounted - $19.95
Haute Couture – New Un-mounted - $21.95
Haute Couture – New Un-mounted - $21.95
Hounds tooth Background – New Un-mounted - $16.95
I Love Soccer – New Un-mounted - $19.95
In The Spotlight – New Un-mounted - $25.95 – SOLD
In The Wild – Used - $19.95 – SOLD
Island Blossoms – Used - $29.95
Journaling Fun – Used - $20.00 - SOLD
Just Jeans Background – New $16.95
Just Journaling 2 – Used - $15.00
Letterpress Alphabet – Used - $41.95
Letterpress Numbers – Used - $21.95 – SOLD
Little Layers Plus – Used - $19.95
Little Pieces – Well Used - $16.95 – SOLD
Listen With The Heart – Used $14.95
Love Ya Bunches – New Un-mounted - $14.95
Loving Hearts – Used - $19.95 – SOLD
Monkey Business – Used - $39.95
Moose You (Words mounted on side) – Used $17.95
Much Love – New - $16.95
Noteworthy – New - $19.95
Noteworthy – New - $19.95 – NLA – Prize
Occasions Collection - Like New only 3 mounted - $21.95
On Angel Wings – Used - $99.95 – Yes that’s correct
On Safari Background – Used - $16.95
Painted Posies – New Un-mounted - $20.00
Painted Posies – Used - $15.00
Paris in the Spring – Used - $50 – Yes that’s correct
Perfect Party – Used - $24.95
Pocket Full of Posies – New Un-mounted - $16.95
Pocket Fun – New Un-mounted - $50 – Yes that’s correct
Polar Pals – Used - $40
Polka-Dot Posies – New Un-mounted - $21.95 – SOLD
Pretty Princess – Used - $49.95 – Yes that’s correct
Print Pattern Background – New Un-mounted - $16.95
Provencal – New Un-mounted - $21.95
Punches Three - New Un-Mounted - $21.95 - SOLD
Punches Three - Like New 1 not mounted - $21.95
Right at Home – New Mounted - $19.95
Roses in Winter – Used - $49.95
Rough Edges Alphabet – Used - $19.95
Say it Simply – New Un-mounted - $13.95
Shapes and Shadows – Used - $29.95
Simple Sayings 2 – Used - $19.95
Simple Snowman – New Mounted - $20.95
Simple Type Alphabet – Used $38.95
Simple Type Numbers – Used - $16.95 – SOLD
Smorgasboarders – New Un-mounted - $16.95
Small Script – Used - $16.95
So Many Scallops - Like New - $21.95
Tags and More - Used - $16.95 - SOLD

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I have a friend who inspires me to be creative - she loves to make cards, but she's known around here for her impeccable taste in clothes and for always looking amazing - even at eight in the morning.

When I look at this stationary set I made for her, I can just imagine it in her hands. When you create something from the heart, it just fits and this has "Debbie" written all over it.

When I want to make something truly special, I just imagine that it is a gift for someone special and somehow it always turns out better than I expected.
I made this stationary set for my Mom, blue is the color of her front door - yes, her front door!

When my Mom visited last January, she came to my stamp club and I gave her my scallop punch for her Birthday because she liked it.

The last time my Mom visited at Thanksgiving, I put this on her pillow as a welcome gift.

I'm not sure introducing my Mom to Stamping was such a good idea, since every time I turned around during her visit, she was popping into my "studio" (the laundry room) and borrowing my stuff. It was wonderful and now she's 3,000 miles away and I sure wish she'd pop in and borrow something again soon.

Every Christmas Eve my children sprinkle "Santa Dust" outside - no matter where we are celebrating Christmas and each year "Santa Dust" looks a little different.

Here is my 2008 version. I sold them for $3.50 for the completed packet or you could buy kits in sets excluding the bag contents. My Mom took lots back to England for the children she shares Christmas with there.

I love this tradition!

This is a mini magazine holder I made for a friend in hospital - you know how there are always one or two nurses who just go that extra mile for you?

Well I thought my friend would like to havve a few little note cards she could leave once in a while for one of those "special" nurses.

Sorry the picture is a bit dark, I was trying out my new camera.

This is one of the cute cards we made at stamp club just before Christmas.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Huge Prize

Hello Ladies,

February 1st is the first day of Sale-A-Bration and to get us off to a flying start I’m offering you a chance to win a wonderful Stampin’ Up! Prize.

First let me explain a little about Sale-A-Bration (February1st – March 31st 2009)
Place an order:
Select any one of the items in the Sale-A-Bration brochure FREE with a purchase of $50 (NET sales before shipping & handling & tax). There’s no limit – for every $50 you spend, you can choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product!
Host a workshop:
When you host a workshop of at least $300 (NET sales before shipping & handling & tax), you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product in addition to our generous hostess benefits! You’ll receive a second product when your net workshop sales reach $600. Get a third product for workshop sales of $900 net or more!

My Special Prize Drawing.

The first ten people who place an order of $50 or more ( net excluding tax & shipping) will be entered to win the huge prize above, that includes three stamp sets, a selection of 6 x 6 double sided designer series paper, a new classic rose red stamp pad AND a brand new ¾” circle punch. That means if you place an order between now and Thursday you have an amazing chance of winning this prize. Worried you won’t win? – Don’t worry, everyone who takes part in this will receive a FREE mini goodie bag with their order as my thanks for your participation. Wait there’s more – with each $50 net merchandise increase in your order, you’ll receive an additional entry into the prize drawing.

This prize drawing does not include on line ordering. You need to email me your order or call me no later than Thursday January 29th and mail your payment to arrive with me no later than Saturday January 31st.2009.

All orders will be placed on Sunday February 1st and will be delivered to me for your collection when it arrives from Stampin’ Up! If you are the winner you may collect your prize with your order or before – there are some great stamps in the prize just perfect for Valentines.

Elizabeth Reeve (248) 961 9046 Email: Web: All information is correct at time of printing and is subject to change without notice.

Valentine Treat Bag Kit
Kit Price $6:00(makes 12 Treat Bags)

Email me to find out how to order these kits:

A Play Date With My New Toys

This card is so simple. I had great fun making it with my new stamps - Sweet Stems and Elegant Thank You from the brand new 2009 Stampin' Up! Spring Summer Idea Book and Catalog.

Don't forget to go all the way to the back of your catalog this time, there are new stamps on the last page too.

Heat Embossing and Resist

Technique A: Heat Embossing

1] Place your card stock in a Powder Pal tray or over a large piece of scratch paper.

2] Rub the Embossing Buddy across the card stock you want to emboss. This keeps the embossing powder from sticking anywhere but on the ink.

3] Stamp the image with Craft, VersaMark, or embossing ink.

4] Pour powder onto the inked image, making sure that the image is coated completely.

5] Shake off excess powder into the tray and funnel it back into the container.

6] Heat the stamped image only until the powder changes to a shiny liquid and rises.

7] Allow embossed image to cool.

Technique B: Emboss Resist

1] Follow steps 1-7 above, using Stampin' Emboss clear embossing powder.

2] Apply ink with a sponge directly to the paper over and around the embossed image.

3] Wipe the embossed image with a tissue to remove the excess ink.

Avoid overheating the powder and burning the paper when working with a heat tool.

Images © 1990-2009 Stampin' Up!

Joy card, Love, Peace

Love, Peace, Joy card

January 2009

Enjoy the things the season brings this winter with the Love, Peace, Joy card. Contact me to learn more about this project. If you don't have a demonstrator, you've found one here!

Love, Peace, Joy card

Images © 1990-2009 Stampin' Up!

My Very First Bloggggg Entry

Hello Everyone,

Wow, I've finally made it into "The New World".

Until recently I had no idea what a blog was and I certainly had no idea that I would need one.

Anyway, it is time to move with the times.

The Stampin' Up! statement of the heart is:

to love what we do
and share what we love
as we help others enjoy creativity
and worthwhile accomplishments....
in this we make a difference!

And I guess if I want to do that with you, then it's time to move out of my Kitchen and onto the "WWW".

I invite you to join me in my journey, there's no doubt that there will be bumps in the road along the way, but it's all part of life's path, so let's go.......