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Saturday, July 31, 2010

What says summer better than Geraniums?

For this card I used our new In Color Pear Pizzazz Textured card stock as my base and layered Daffodil Delight on that to bring out the sunny days of summer and to highlight the flower pot of geraniums. The clay pot is but from Cajun Craze and shadowed with a VersaMark® marker. The leaves are punched from Garden Green card stock with the 5 Petal Flower punch then cut apart folded in half and run through the crimper for texture. The Real Red geranium flowers are many punched 4 petal flowers from the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack and mounted with Multipurpose Liquid Glue on to 1” circle punches. Don’t you just love punches? The sentiment comes from the Watercolor Trio stamp set in our Summer Mini. If you don’t have the real thing these geraniums are the next best thing – and you don’t have to water them!

We now interrupt this tour to share with you my story and reason for joining SUDSOL!
If you were a SUDSOL (Simply Unique Demonstrator Sharing On Line) member you would get wonderful ideas like these your are seeing on this Blog Tour every day. My creativity has blossomed so much since I have joined SUDSOL. When I became a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I remember CASEing most everything I made. Through our many different weekly challenges and the many compliments and encouragement of others I have found my own individual creative style with paper crafting. (You can check out my Gallery Here.) I feel I am also making many new and wonderful FRIENDS all around the world.
You don’t have to join today BUT I encourage you to at least check out the TWO WEEK FREE TRIAL by clicking on MY Blinking Button on the right. Also, I would like you to know that once you join they offer MANY ways in which to get SUDSOL time for FREE! So, go ahead and CLICK on MY Button and give it a try.
Thank you for your time - Now back to our regularly scheduled program – The Blog Tour!

Once you have the “flower pots” filled you can invite your friends over for that bar-b-que and use those Crystal Light (or other similar container) for your friends to gather their eating utensils and napkins.
Using our Gala Garden DSP I covered a Crystal Light container using Sticky Strip to adhere it. I cut a strip of Pumpkin Pie card stock and ran it through the Crimper for eye appealing texture. I then added some of our Daffodil Delight 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon with an Extra Large Tag punch attached after punching a hole with that same 4 petal Itty Bitty Punch and then added the 5 Petal Flower and the other small flower punch in that Itty Bitty Punch pack for “cuteness.” I used a piece of Very Vanilla 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon and 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon to tie the utensils together. Once they have been used your guests have finished eating they can take the container home for other uses such as a pencil holder, change bank, or to hold some of those dried summer flowers.

Tomorrow is the BIG Day!

We will be hosting the second SUDSOL Blog Tour!! I hope you will join us for some GREAT ideas. We have many new SUDSOLer's added to the Tour so be sure and stop by for a look. If you like what you see and are not already a SUDSOL member be sure and click on MY SUDSOL TWO WEEK FREE TRIAL button. You won't regret it!!! There are SO MANY wonderful ideas and MANY MORE business tips and ideas that we share with one another. They are all there for YOU TOO!! All you have to do is CLICK on MY SUDSOL TWO WEEK FREE TRIAL button.
Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

$25 in FREE Hostess Merchandise!

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!

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

Check it out on my Business Web Site!

You have hostess options!
• In Home Workshop - Book a date with me and we will have a fabulous time with your family and friends learning new techniques and making fun and projects.
• Catalog Party - just pass around your catalog to friends and family and collect orders.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Big Shot Matchbox for Wedding

Hello everyone,
Here is a wonderful use for the Big Shot Matchbox die cut. I used it as a little Thank You box for my wedding. It is holding Chocolates that my sister made. The box can also be kept to hold other keepsakes.
I cut the box using the Matchbox die for the Big Shot. After the cover was cut I used the Embossing folder and Brayer technique with the Big Shot to color the paper and have the embossing stand out in white. The colors I used are Dusty Durango classic ink(retired)to color white card stock. Pacific Point cardstock was used for the thank you label which is also on the Matchbox die. The bow and charm are non-Stampin' Up! I had so much fun making these and it was so quick and easy - I made 50 of them. I received many Oohs and Ahhhs over them. If you would like to learn how to make these drop me a line and we can set up a workshop for you and some friends and you can even earn some of the supplies to make them!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Looks like a fun project

Click on the picture for the needed supplies.

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Happy Couple

Here we are! Mr. & Mrs. Wayne!
I will be having pictures of items I made for the wedding so keep checking back. It really was fun making my own items for the wedding.
And, yes, we had a great day.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Today is the Big Day

I will be getting married in a couple of hours!!!!!!I will soon be Mrs. Wayne!!!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I needed a quick project

My mom and I were headed out the door when she remembered some glasses she had order for a friend of mine. I didn't just want to take the glasses over there and my friend is always giving away cups usually with Hugs and Kisses inside. She is diabetic and so I decided to go with pistachios - she loves them. But I also wanted of course to decorate them with stampin stuff so this is what I came up with. I had seen these on SUDSOL made with swizzle sticks. I had just bought straws recently so I grabbed them and then added punched flowers from colored cardstock and then stamped butterflies from Flight of the Butterfly and punched them with the butterfly punch and Wa-la! Instant decoration. We added the pistachios later. This was so fun and quick. So next time you have a little something for someone add your own special touch with your Stampin' Up! stuff!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Finally a card

Henry is on the mend and we are planning the wedding for this weekend. So, I have a little time. Here is another card that I made inspired from a magazine add. Another Better Homes and Garden one. When I saw the add I saw our New In Color Pear Pazzazz. and the Stamp set Watercolor Trio and Hostess set Because I Care. I am so getting used to this seeing ideas everywhere. I have a couple more ideas coming that I got from clothes I have seen on others. They will show up in the coming weeks.
So, my question to you is, "Where do you get your inspiration?"
Have a great day and Happy Crafting!!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Henry is Home

Hi everyone.
I am happy to say that Henry is home and sleeping a lot. We are also adjusting to eating differently. Low fat, low carb, low sodium. You name it it has to be low. It is an adjustment but we will get through it and should be healthier. That and we are going to eat at regular intrevals. I hope to get back to crafts soon.
Thank you for all you well wishes.
Deb and Henry

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Henry Update

Henry made it through quadruple by pass yesterday and is even out of the critical care unit and safely on the 11th floor at St. Peters Hospital. He is in pain but doing as well as can be expected. I tell him of everyone's concern and love for him and that your prayers are with him. He says that we will get married before the end of the month but I won't hold him to it I want him to get healthy and strong first. So, we will be taking each day one at a time.
I thank you all for being patient and seeing us through this. Henry personally thanks you all for keeping him in your prayers.
I hope everyone has a great 4th of July and, again, I will keep you posted.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


My Henry is still in the hospital and will have to have triple by pass surgery. They are looking a doing it Friday the 2nd but are not sure. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated. This has been difficult. Will try to keep updated. Thank you all for following and being patient with me not posting my crafting. Other things take priority sometimes.
Hope you all are getting to enjoy crafting at the moment and I will look over your work when I am able.