Friday, March 26, 2010

All this could be yours...HALF PRICE!

If you dream about stamping, OR
 Take millions of photos to scrapbook, OR
Hoard paper and embellishments, OR
Send hand-made cards for all occasions, OR
Need adult conversations, OR
Love sharing creativity, OR
Live in a world of color, OR
Love to travel, OR
Want to earn some extra money, OR
This is your chance!!

Through March 31, 2010, you can purchase the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Starter Kit (worth $335) for just $169...that's 50% off the retail price!! BUT WAIT...that's not all! You can also choose ANY stamp set in the Idea Book & Catalog or current mini catalog FREE as a bonus!

So really, what are YOU waiting for?

Click HERE for your starter kit (my password is "stampwithme")

Monday, March 22, 2010

Royal Blog Tour

I'm on the Royal Blog Tour!  It's launching April 30 through May 3.  I'm so excited I've been chosen to be a Princess!  I hope you'll become a Royal Tourist and ride along in a Royal Coach. Please come and visit my castle during the tour! For more information, please check out these links!

Website: RBT Website

Home Blog: RBT Home Blog

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Getting Punchy: Scallop Edge and Border Punches

I am so grateful to Gretchen Barron for making the new Scallop Trim Border and Scallop Trim Corner punches so easy to use with her tutorial

For this card, I started with a 2 7/8" x 4 1/4" piece of Mellow Moss card stock. You can combine any of the measurements she gives for her squares to create rectangles, as shown. I can say that to get this perfect, you really need to cut your paper to the exact measurements and punch upside down (looking through the bottom of the punch to line up your paper). If you are in the 40+ age bracket, you may need to use your reading glasses to get it lined up :) I also used the watercolor technique: Color your stamps with Stampin' Write markers, spritz inked stamp with water and stamp directly onto watercolor paper. It's a lovely, soft look, don't you think?

The Scallop Trim Border punch is something you can earn FREE during Sale-a-Bration (through March 31) with a $50 on the link to the right to see the brochure, then visit my website to order! The corner punch is in the Occasions Mini catalog, FYI

 Gretchen also has a tutorial for the Pinking Hearts Border and Corner punches (also available in the Occasions Mini Catalog). Gretchen is a prolific and wonderful creator! My job is to share all the great ideas with you...even if I didn't come up with it myself ;)

Ready for more instruction on the Border and Corner punches? Here's a video from Stampin' Up!'s YouTube Channel :

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

28 Days of February

What I did in February (in no particular order):
  1. Went (snow) tubing at Soldier Hollow with JDRF
  2. Received See's Candy from my Valentine :)
  3. Held 3 Stampin' Up! workshops and 1 Class
  4. Ironed 37 shirts
  5. Attended niece Emery's baptism
  6. Hosted Ward Valentine Party
  7. Taught the Relief Society a Primary Song
  8. Cleaned the church every Monday 
  9. ...and Saturday (it was our turn)
  10. Attended "Killer Uno" Party with friends from Israel
  11. Sewed my first rag purse (using the Big Shot!)
  12. Date to SPARK with Mr. Spendlove
  13. Attended Uncle Bill's funeral
  14. Watched 10 nights of the Winter Olympics
  15. Read the Pearl of Great Price
  16. Vacuumed my bedroom (see #20)
  17. Worked 50 hours at Deseret Book
  18. Ate dinner with Chris and Kristin
  19. Went clothes shopping with 2 teenage boys
  20. Found my missing glasses!
  21. Cleaned off my desk...
  22. Twice!
  23. Played too many games of Wordsplay
  24. Changed sides of the bed
  25. Had a cavity filled (possibly related to #2)
  26. Sent 7 hand-stamped Birthday cards
  27. Lost 4 pounds
  28. Came out in the black for the budget!