Thursday, May 31, 2012

Going...going...almost gone!

May 31st is the LAST opportunity to get many retiring stamp sets and accessories from the 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Catalog!
CLICK HERE to place your last minute order before 11 p.m. MST
The NEW 2012-2013 Catalog arrives TOMORROW (June 1st)! 
Call me for your copy: 801-376-8685!

Hungry Games: Food for the Funny Bone!

Just had to share a laugh with you today: What would the laundry version be called?? "Hang 'Em High"?

Friday, May 25, 2012

Make a Little "Me" Time

Join the Club!
Dirty underwear, spilled kool-aid, runny noses....
Grumpy bosses, deadlines to meet, reports to file....
Driving to practice, driving to piano lessons, driving you crazy...
Empty house, yard work, too many soap operas...
Whatever you deal with every day, isn't it time for an opportunity to discover your own style?


...where you will exercise your creative muscles, have a night out with friends, enjoy adult conversation, learn something new and make something crafty!

Clubs begin in June/July, so click on any of the images to download my club form, invite a friend (or two) to join you and let's add some FUN to your monthly routine!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

DIY Envelopes

My apologies for being absent for so long! What could I blame it on?? End of school? Yard work? A Solar Eclipse?
Yes to all of the above, but that is no excuse, really. If you have been following my Facebook Page, you'll know that I have been pretty faithful with the Retirement Parade this month (a card each day showcasing the Stampin' Up! sets that will be retired in less than a week now!!).

I have been thinking about sharing this for a while, so today I want to give some hints for creating your own envelopes with the Simply Scored and Diagonal Plate. First, a video from Stampin' Up!
 (Or if you are in too much of a hurry to watch the video, scroll down for a quick picture of how to create envelopes with the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate)

Simply Scored Envelopes

The Diagonal plate comes with measurements for a few basic cards, so let me share a quick reference for some other envelope sizes: Mary Fish (of Stampin' Pretty) has created a fabulous chart HERE...print it off and then come back to add these sizes:

* For a 6x6 card size, the finished envelope is approx. 6 1/4" square. Cut your paper to 10" square and both "A" and "B" scores are at 4 1/2"  (BONUS: I'll be demonstrating this envelope along with a scrapbook page you can mail at my JUNE workshops, so book yours today!)

* For a 2x2 card size, a finished envelope is approx. 2 1/8" square. Cut your paper to 4" square and score at 1 5/8" on both A and B sides. I love to make these envelopes using vellum and the cards are a petite size for gift giving :)

REMEMBER: Some of these envelope sizes are too small to mail, so they must be given in person, allowing you time to visit with a friend as you deliver your thoughtful hand-crafted gift :)
Envelope on front of card
Coming soon: A NEW envelope tutorial that you won't want to miss!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Card Buffet/Retirement Party

Wish some of your favorite stamp sets a happy retirement at this special card class: You can create 8 beautiful cards using a few of the stamps that are leaving us forever on May 31st. COST: $15 (includes envelopes for each card). BUFFET STYLE: YOU CHOSE which cards you want to make from 4 different styles (first come, first served)!!

WHEN: Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Down Spendlove Lane in Spanish Fork, UT

Attendees at this class have the opportunity to shop from past retired stamp sets for an additional $1 off already discounted prices (up to 75% off!).

Here's a peek at one of the cards being served at the buffet:
Register by MAY 15th with Paypal (below) or calling me at 801-376-8685.
$15 per person
Bring a friend for TWICE the fun!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Don't Let the Parade Pass You By!

Every day in May I'm posting card samples on my Facebook Page as part of the "Retirement Parade": Each card showcases a retiring stamp set! Here is today's parade entry, designed by my downline and dear friend Kristi Kelly which we created at a Shoebox Swap at Stampin' Up! Convention a few years ago:

So pull out your lawn chair, sit in some shade and "Like" Creative Juice by Loni Spendlove on Facebook to enjoy the Parade!

Occasions Stamps Still Available and Accessory Sale

Good News! Many items from the Occasions Mini Catalog WILL be available in the new Catalog!
While these were NOT on the original Carryover List, they made the cut and are with Stampin' Up! for another year!!

 Stamp Set Name
 Item Number
 Baby Prints    
 Love & Laughter
 Bordering on Romance
 Apothecary Art
 Mixed Bunch
 Tea Shoppe
 Loving Thoughts    
 Salon de thé
 Etiquetas florales
 Art floral

Don't forget that many of the items on the Retired Accessory List are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST and some of our favorite items are on sale (up to 70% off!). Order soon to get your favorites...and don't forget to stock up on 2010-2012 In-Color items if you have the ink pads! Those colors were:     

When  you order on my website, you can also shop from the Clearance Rack, too! So get your summer crafting supplies stocked up and get crafty!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Your Business. Your Way.

Your Kit. Your Way.

To learn more about the benefits of joining my Stampin' Up! family, please join me on May 9th for a Taco dinner...and a Totally Awesome Career Opportunity (T.A.C.O. night). See this post for more details!