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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Thoughts & Prayers

This stamp set is beautiful. Perfect for just about any occasion, and a set for sympathy and get well cards. I hate to have to make a sympathy card, but sadly needed one. The base of this card is Rose Red and I used one of our new Texture plates to emboss the front of the card. I inked up the tree stamp with Basic Brown and stamped onto the Whisper White piece of CS. Then I used Crystal Effects and used some Sweet Pea Flower soft to bring the tree to life! I also have lots of "stuff" that I got for 90% off when our local Recollections went out of business and decided to try some crackle paint. I just painted it on a small piece of Whisper White and then inked up the sentiment from the set and stamped onto it when it was dry. Then punched with our new Scallop Oval punch(Available tomorrow!!!). I also punched the paper with the Photo Corner punch. I used Chocolate Chip for the layers and a Chocolate Chip ribbon to finish it off. I just used a marker to ground the tree.
The inside of the card was made by just using markers on part of the flower stamp and the sentiment stamped in Basic Brown, and another photo corner.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Maryland is for Crabs!

Blue Crabs that is! The best thing in the world steamed!!!! But this little guy isn't steamed, he's happy! My mother asked me to make some crab cards for a gift basket their group is putting together. This is what I came up with. I made three of each design. The cards measure 5"x5" and fit great in our square envelopes. I used my new Nestablitlies die cuts for the layers, added some googlie eyes or dew drops to the cards along with some designer series paper and ribbon. (The basic card and ribbon are both Wild Wasabi which is retired.....but I have tons of it so I want to use it up!!!)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Little Peanut!

If you follow my blog, you know how much I enjoy my little backyard critters. We have a family of squirrels that frolic out back all day long! I have been tossing them peanuts now and then. One of them has been coming up to the screen door and looking in! I opened the door the other day and he/she didn't run....(lol...as I sit he/she is at the screen door again!) away. So I tossed a few more and this is where he/she decided to feast. It kept coming back to get a peanut, then went back to sit on top of the chair to eat it!
I have added a video to the post! This little guy just kept coming back to the door! He can't be eating them all and must be hoarding them somewhere! I make this noise, and he just comes and looks at me!
video

Sunday, March 22, 2009

What is this bug???????

What is this bug????? I am finding them in my house!!!!! Creeping me out big time! Windows aren't open so I don't know where they are coming from... Happy Stamping!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Green Green Socks

I am trying to use up yarn in my stash.....so I have been knitting alot. (some will say,"What else is new!" I wanted to have these done for St. Patty's day but didn't get them done in time. But now I will have them for next year!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Fifth Avenue Floral Class

Add a touch of elegance and class to your Mother’s Day gift this year with this gorgeous Fifth Avenue Floral card set! The card set includes four trendy card designs packaged in a unique window box.
Date: April 18, 2009
Time: 2-6pm
Cost: $25
Location: Joan's house!
Please email me to sign up for this class: Binkyman99@yahoo.com
(space is limited, so sign up now!)
Supplies
• Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Thank You Kindly
• Ink: Basic Gray, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze Classic ink
• Paper: Urban Oasis DP, Whisper White, Kraft, Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss 8 ½” x 11” CS, Medium Whisper White Envelopes
• Accessories: Sticky Strip, Snail adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Kraft Corduroy Buttons, Linen Thread, Window Sheet (also called acetate sheet or transparency), paper snips, wide oval punch, paper piercer and foam mat, large oval punch, bone folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, blender pens, Stampin’ Scrub, Stampin’ Mist, Paper Trimmer and scoring blade, pencil and ruler, hobby blade and craft mat.
If you cannot attend and would like to make this I will offer this as a Class-to-Go as well. You will need to have or purchase the stamp sets and ink. I will ship the paper and accessories to you along with pages of step by step instructions. (This is for customers only, and not SU demos) If you opt for this as a Class to Go, order your sets and ink before March 31st as any order of $50 or more will get you a free Sale-A-Bration item! And any order online will also get you a free catalog until the end of April! Class to Go will ship on April 17th. Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Stampin' Up! Logo Shirt

I am selling this button down polo. It is an XL but runs small. It has only been worn a few times. Comes from smoke free home! Asking $35 which includes priority shipping to you.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Many Marvelous Markers Deal!

Many Marvelous Markers Special-AWESOME DEAL!
Purchase the Many Marvelous Marker set (Item #105541) for $125.95 (plus shipping and tax) before March 31st and you will receive FREE:

Your color choice of 12x12 cardstock ($7.50 value)

Neutrals marker set ($10.95 value)

Your Color Choice of a Classic Stampin' Pad ($5.95) value

3 Sale-a-Bration products (priceless)
$15.00 in merchandise of your choice
1 Level One Hostess exclusive product (priceless)
Tips &Techniques for using and caring for your markers e-mailed to you from me

That's approximately $120.00 in FREE MERCHANDISE! Now that's a deal! Email me today to place your order!

When you buy the Many Marvelous Markers, you'll have all the colors you need and you'll save money!
Dual tipped markers: .5 mm fine point and flexible brush Collection of all 4 color families, packaged in a rigid plastic case with individual compartments and a handle (set of 48) Odorless, water-based dye ink Coordinate with Classic Stampin’ Pads and exclusive Stampin’ Up! card stock Finger grips on cap aid in easy cap removal

Email me before March 31st to take advantage of this amazing offer.

Do not forget to include which 12 x 12 pack of cardstock and which Classic Stampin' Pad you would like as well as 3 Sale-a-bration sets, $15 in free merchandise and one level one hostess set to be added to your order for FREE. Payment is due at the time of order (credit card is preferable). Your entire order will be shipped directly to your door!
The specials and Freebies outlined above are only possible when you purchase the Many Marvelous Markers set as a whole and as outlined above before the March 31st deadline!
Email me today!

Top Note Tote

There are sooo many uses for this Top Note die cut! I love these little totes. They are popping up everywhere! This is filled with little Hershey Nuggets, covered in the SAB dsp.
Stamp Sets: Polka Dot Punches, Yummy (SAB)
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Delicate Dots DSP(SAB), Barely Banana
Ink: Basic Black
Access: Large Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch(coming soon in Occassions Mini!)SAB Ribbon Bundle,small brown bag
Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments too!

Easter Wishes

This is the card we made for Stamp Club this month. I love how it turned out!
Stamp Sets: Botanical Blooms (SAB), All Holidays
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Delicate Dots DSP
Access: Hodgepode Hardware,Spritzing Tool
Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments too!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Join Demarle at Home!

Now is the best time to join Demarle at Home. There is a free add-on to use as a Show-on-the-Go, to let everyone try the product! If you'd like more information, please let me know!
Happy Cooking!
Joan

Thursday, March 12, 2009

YUMMY! Demarle at Home Style!

Doesnt' this make your mouth water!!!!! Let me preface by saying that I did not bake this cake! This was on our Demarle at Home site! But it is made with the sunflower and flower molds! I have both of these molds of course, and this will be something I will make as soon as I can get my hands on some fresh berries! Now is the time to join Demarle at Home too! When you purchase the regular kit, Demarle is giving new reps an added bonus! Products to use as a Show to Go!
Happy Stamping!

Style and Comfort!

I got an ad in the mail from Macy's. I LOVE these shoes! I want them........I covet them..........I want every color! This is what I WANT to wear! But let me give you a little tidbit! I CAN'T!!!!!! I don't think I could walk in them! I have had Plantar fasciitis, arthritis in my knees.......and really don't wear heels anymore! But I want them!!!!! But as I was turning the pages of the ad, I came upon THESE! Now we have shoes that I want to wear, and shoes that my FEET want to wear!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Another masculine card folks!

Needed to make another masculine card.........same set and cardstock as previous post, just changed it up some!

Friday, March 06, 2009

RETIRED Sets for Sale

I still have RETIRED sets for sale! Need to make room for the new! So click HERE to see the sets for sale!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Happy Birthday Cupcake!

This card was make with the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set. The background paper is from DCWV SWEET Stack Glitter Scrapbook Paper. I chose Ruby Red Cardstock to frame it. The Eyelet Border punch strip adds a nice touch to the background paper!
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette,Ruby Red, Whisper White
Access: Nestabilities, scrapbook paper, ribbon, Eyelet Border punch
Ink: Basic Black, Copic markers

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Jackpot Birthday

This Game Night stamp set is so much fun! And the matching Designer paper is fantastic! I used my Nestabilities die to cut the scallop frames. And the black border behind the designer paper was punched with a new EK Success punch I found at Michaels.
Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black,Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black
Access: Jackpot DSP, Nestabilities, dimensionals, brads

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Happy 50th Michael!

My DH turns 50 tomorrow! Happy Birthday Michael!!!!!
This card was a labor of love..........wanted to make something special so this has a little bit of this and that to it!
I used the Textured Plates Kit #4 from SU to dry emboss the main black card and then distressed it some with White craft ink. The I used a new punch I got at Michael's from EK Success that is a row of birthday candles. I layered this with two different colors of card stock. The designer paper is something I had in my stash. The ribbons are from a pack of adhesive backed ribbon I got a while ago on one of my trips to the Offray Ribbon outlet in Hagerstown! Perfect for the card!
The label was made with a stamp from the Cute & Curly Label Punch bundle and I used Everyday Flexible Phases for the words. Added some black brads and made a frame with the Curly Label punch to mount it on.
The inside is done with some pre-made black chipboard numbers from my stash and the horn thingy from the set Crazy for Cupcakes, and the word "Happy" from the set Happy Everything. So as you can see.........a little bit from here and there!