Friday, July 26, 2013

There is a new product from stampin up


Stampin' up! is now offering a carve your own stamp kit! Please look at all of the details here

Included in the Stamp Carving Kit:
  • 2 carving tools
  • 3" x 4" rubber
  • 3" x 4" foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • 1 Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
  • 3 postcards
  • Instruction sheet
  • Stamp image templates

Crafting in chaos


Apologies for any typos on this post - my cat Elmo is helping me type this morning. The husband and I went to the pool for a few hours, causing Elmo to miss his morning snuggles. We move right to the 'Mommy is trying to look up new card ideas on for the next card party' snuggles. This cat is quite a snuggler!

I'm working on finding balance in my life at the moment with my obsession for stamping and our new commitment to being healthier! I haven't stamped this week and it gets to be a gnawing. My next project is going to be starting my stampin' up! scrapbook. I have three subjects to feature - my wedding

 the trips that my husband and I have taken

 and the adorable - ness of the fuzzy friends.

I am excited to work on new cards with new techniques. My stampin' up! work shop orders are arriving and a gift for myself was the new paper piercing template essentials. Paired with some of the subtles buttons and some paper, I can't wait to see what I can share at the next few parties.

One thing I want to do is pierce my old favorite card. It would be so fresh!

I will of course post the next work shop photos

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Stock up on DSP

Hello! I don't want you to miss out on this great deal. From now onto July 31st, you can buy 3 DSP and get one free! Thats a great deal and the perfect time to try out these new DSP in the new catalog.

What DSP is your favorite? My personal favorites are Gingham Garden, Birthday Basics Venetian Romance and Eastern Elegance. I adore the bright Gingham garden for a bright summer feel. One gorgeous way to use it is to cut out a square of Gingham Garden, tape it on with Washi Tape onto Gold card-stock. Its gorgeous.

You can find the DSP on pages 153 - 154. Feel free to order on through me - Anne Purkey for the preferred price!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Some things to hit the store

New arrivals in the store:

Upcoming designs that will be uploaded this week:

A picture of a few cards that Mom & I made for her stampin' up! party. We copied the card that was in the stampin' success magazine.

Whisper white fronts
 Pretty in Pink (the last of my stash as its now retired) & pool party base. Pink and red blossoms. Embossed Coastal cabana tags

Stamp sets: Oh, hello

Ink: Primrose petals

Extras: Cherry cobbler twine

Great fun to make!  I cut extra 'youre invited' tags for the next party

Monday, July 8, 2013

What do I do with Butterfly Embossits & Punches?


I have now expended the supply section in my shop to include staples in my crafting - Beautiful Wings Embossits & the Bitty Butterfly punch. I am sure that looking at the pictures of the product itself may be underwhelming. They are just bits of paper - but they also can be an amazing embellishment to step up any project. Here are some of my favorite ways to use Beautiful Wings embossits and bitty butterflies.

#1 A quick pop of Stampin' Up glue dots and they add instant pizazz to any card

#2 Add dimension without a lot of bulk to your scrap book pages

#3 Confetti! They are great to pop into the envelope of your already beautiful handmade card for a fun surprise.

Check back for more projects using Beautiful wings embossits & bitty butterflies!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Stock up on your DSP

Stampin' Up is offering a sale on DSP! Its a great deal :)

  • These items don't qualify for the offer:
    • Designer Series Paper Stacks
    • Specialty Designer Series Paper
    • Designer Series Paper from the holiday catalog preorder
    • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits

Monday, July 1, 2013

July is here and winter is coming...

... no, really, it is!

My wonderful upline June has convinced me to have a Christmas stamp a stack in July. That means an event where you spend a party stamping and leave with a stack of Christmas cards. This all happens in July, so you don't have to scramble at the last minute to put together enough cards for your friends and family :)  Now I'm putting together details from the holiday catalog and annual catalog and I need some of your input :)  What kind of cards would you like to make? What color scheme?  Comment & let me know!