Monday, August 30, 2010

Clearance Rack Has Been Updated!!!!

While this is going to be a big week for Stampin' Up shoppers with the unveiling of the fantastic Holiday Mini catalogue on September 1st, I thought I better bring the newly restocked Clearance Rack to your attention too.  I wouldn't want you to miss out on any awesome deals there, and believe me there are quite a few!  I was in the process of finalizing my latest order when I decided to check it out, and was just about bowled over by all the new items that have been added since last weekend.  Remember they'll go fast, so if you're looking for some bargains on ribbons, cardstock, designer paper and other accessories check it out soon before all the good stuff is gone!  Click here to check it out. 

Punch Caddy's - A Stampin' Up Update

I've just received a bulletin advising that Stampin' Up regrets to inform its customer's that the Punch Caddy offered on page 200 of the 2010/11 Idea Book and Catalogue will not be available. Serious quality issues were discovered with the design of this product that could not be resolved. Rather than deliver a defective product to demonstrators and customers, Stampin' Up has chosen to halt production. 

Friday, August 27, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #153

I really liked Mary Fish's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge Mojo153 this week.  Those little boxes really appealed to my sense of order.  But, being a chronic procrastinator the challenge for me once I decided to try this out was to find a stamp set that fit the bill, and then decide on colours and of course background.  Usually that's not hard with Stampin' Up, but for some reason, whether my MOJO just wasn't working or what, it took me all week to come up with my version. 

Hope you enjoy it.

Cardstock and Accessories:
Whisper White for Base 100730 pg 169
Basic Black 121045 pg 169
Baja Breeze 111352 pg 167
Cherry Cobbler 119685 pg 168
Greenhouse Gala DSP 11767 pg 173
5/8" Basic Black Satin Ribbon 117285 pg 191

1 1/4" Large Square Punch 119865 pg 202
1 3/8" Extra Large Square Punch 119877 pg 202
1 3/4" Large Oval Punch 119855 pg 202
1 3/8" Large Oval Punch 119863 pg 202
3 Black Eyelets non stampin up
Sticky strip 104294 pg 197
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430 pg 197
Of The Earth Hostess Set 2009/2010 IB&C now retired.

Inside View of Card

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Summer Mini ................Only One More Week

Where has the summer gone!  Leaves are starting to turn and the air has a hint of autumn breezes and gentle sunshine, and sadly August is coming to an end.  That also means that it's almost time for the 2010 Summer Mini catalogue to come to an end. How could four months go by so quickly?  So, this is just a gentle reminder that if you've had your heart set on one of the fabulous stamp sets or any of the accessories and tools that are shown in this little mini, time is running out to order. 

After midnight on August 21st, we'll be off to a new season with the fall/winterHoliday Mini catalogue, and the Summer Mini will be "no more".  If you don't have a summer mini of your own you can click on the image below to see a PDF version.  Visit my shop on line site and save with your preferred order status.   While you're there check out the clearance rack, as there are still some super specials on ribbons, buttons and accessories! 

May 1 to August 31, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

1st UStamp Live Event - Palm Springs 2010

If you've always dreamed about holidaying in Palm Springs you can combine a holiday with all the fun of a stamping project packed weekend at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort and Spa in Indian Wells, California.  That's right!  UStamp With Dawn and Friends is going live to Palm Springs October 1 and 2nd, 2010 and you can join in all the fun and excitement of this event for just $129.00.  Dawn and Friends have scheduled an absolutely amazing weekend featuring 16 great projects focussing on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Winter themes?  Just check out UStamp With Dawn and Friends website for all the details. 

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Another Little Sun Dress

 Just thought I'd share another little Sun Dress that I made.  I chose the polka dot embossing folder for the Whisper White background onthis one.  I think it looks really cute with the Night of Navy polka dot DSP.  The belt on this one is similar to one that Gretchen Barron and others on SCS have done.

All in all I think it's pretty darn cute!  Have a great day. 

What Do Cirque de Soleil and Sun Dresses have in Common???

This past Sunday was a real scorcher with temperatures soaring into the 34 Celcius range (94.3 F.) and higher.  Now usually I don't venture out in the heat, preferring to stay in my air conditioned digs, but I'd been invited by one of my very bestest girlfriends to join her and her sister on a trip into Vancouver to see KOOZA, one of Cirque de Soliel's fantastic new circus shows.  What fun we had!  We parked our cars in Surrey and hopped on our rapid transit line and before we knew it we were in Vancouver, where we quickly joined the rest of the crowd strolling along the sidewalks.  The show was held "Under the Grand Chapiteau" at Concord Place.  Here's a view of the city skyline and the Grand Chapiteau.  The 2 1/2 hour show had us rolling in our seats with the antics of the clowns and oooohing and awwwing at the magnificent feats of the high wire acrobatics acts.  

During the intermission we went outside and one of the things that caught my eye, were the number of girls and women who were wearing sundresses.  Wow it was amazing!  It was so retro I thought I'd taken a trip back into the 60's.  And, they all looked stunning!  So after seeing this amazing array of fashion finery, the wheels started turning and all the way home I kept thinking about those sun dresses.  You guessed it!  I pulled out the sun dress template  and made some more birthday cards.  Hope you enjoy them.. 

I can't seem to get enough of these cards.  They are so fast and easy to make. The best way to do it is to cut out a template using the Big Shot Scallop Circle on a piece of scrap cardstock.  Mark off 4 scallops for the top of the dress and 9 scallops for the bottom of the dress, then just taper off the sides to give you shape on either side of the dress.  If you want a fuller skirt just adjust the number of scallops on the bottom to 11.  To add the petticoats on the bottom of the dress just cut additional scallops out of contrasting cardstock or DSP and glue in degrees below the original dress scallop.  Add a matching bag, some ribbon, and you're done!  For more information and samples see Gretchen Barron's site where she has a great write up and some nice samples on her blog.
Cherry Cobbler, Peach Parfait, Regal Rose cardstock.

Inside view of cards  

Bashful Blue, Real Red and Old Olive Cardstock.  Retired DSP. 

Sunday, August 15, 2010

And The Winners of A Free Pass To UStamp With Dawn and Friends Early Fall Event 2010 Are????

Well it's 8:00pm Sunday night and as promised, I have drawn the names of the lucky winners of a free pass to the next UStamp with Dawn and Friends Event which starts on August 20th.  Before I announce I'd just like to thank each and everyone of you for entering such fabulous comments on my blog.  I wish I could give all of you a free pass, maybe as time goes on.  So I numbered the comments from the oldest to the newest and ran them through the random number generator and the winners are:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random integers, generated with replacement:

12  and  4

Timestamp: 2010-08-16 03:16:44 UTC

So Tara MacFarlane (4) and Janis Meyn are our lucky winners tonight!  Congratulations ladies.  I need to submit your personal information to UStamp by tomorrow noon, so please contact me with an email acknowledging your win.  I need your mailing address and email address. 

Sunday, August 8, 2010

2 Free Passes to be Drawn - August 15th, 2010 to UStamp With Dawn and Friends Early Fall Event 2010

You have an opportunity to win a free pass to the Ustamp with Dawn and Friends Early Fall 2010 Edition which will run from August 20th to September 10th, 2010.   All you have to do is leave me a comment by 7:30pm on August 15th and your name will be entered into a random draw for a free pass.  That's a $25.00 US prize........whoo hoo!!!  So don't be shy check out my blog while you're here and leave me a comment.  I'd love to have you join me on this next event.  I'm hosting a live chat on August 22nd at 10pm EST (7:00pm Pacific) and I'm once again a Guest Designer.  To give you a little enticement here's a bit of a sneak peak at my design.  Hope to see you there as this is going to be one of the best events yet!!!! 160 cards in all different designs and colours................ you heard that right, cards only and 160 of them!!! Great value for your money.  If you've already signed up and paid your money for this event you can still enter my draw and if you're the lucky winner your money will be refunded.  How's that for a deal!  Here's the sneak peak.............. hope I catch your interest.

For more information on this event check out:

Friday, August 6, 2010

160 Cards..............Every Kind of Card You Can Imagine!!!!

Another UStamp with Dawn and Friends is starting on August 20th, and it sounds so exciting!  The theme is A Fall Festival of Cards. Has that title got you salivating yet............. it means cards, cards and more cards!! Lots of cards!! All kinds of cards!! There'll be fancy cards, simple cards, pop-up cards, cards that move, technique cards, cards, cards and more cards!! How many you ask?? How about a whopping 160 cards!! That's alotta cards, right??!! Each Guest Designer will be creating 4 cards and the Dream Team and Creative Crew Girls will each be creating 8 cards.

The really fun twist is that the Designers will each pick a stamp set and colors and will create 4 cards using that same stamp set, and same colors. Although a few Designers may choose the same stamp set, the color schemes and layouts will be completely different!! Just think how cool it will be to have 160 layouts, 40 different color combo's and at least 4 new card ideas for each stamp set the Design Team uses. Whew!! It's going to be AWESOME!! Oh and here is another really cool thing about the cards...all PDF instructions will be in 8 steps or less!! Easy Peasy!!

Here is what you can expect when you join up...

* 160 Cards with 8 Steps or less PDF Tutorials with photo's for you to download!! Each PDF is translated in French, German and Spanish.

* Designer hosted chats with prizes

* Open Chat Room 24x7

* Gallery to share your re-creations

* A cool blinkie for your website/blog COMING SOON

* Prizes, Prizes and MORE Prizes!!

Want to be part of all the excitement?  Well you can be, just sign up now for just $25 US.  Click here  for Pay Pal or check Dawn's website for all the details.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Extra, Extra Hostess Promotion

Extra, Extra Hostess Promotion

From July 27 to August 31, Stampin' Up! hostesses can earn an EXTRA $35 to use toward Stampin' Up! products of their choice when they host a workshop totaling $450 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 & Catalogue worth $11.95!
•Free stamp sets only available to hostesses (with qualifying orders; select from the products on pages 10-16 of the Idea Book & Catalogue)!
•Free Stampin' Up! products of your choice!

Check out the link for all the details on how you can earn extra hostess $$$$.  Remember, this extra hostess benefit is only being offered for a limited time, so contact me TODAY to schedule a workshop!

Get Ready for September 15th 24 Hour Stamp Sale!

  September 15th is a stamp-tacular sale day for Stampin' Up and a great opportunity for you.    If you’ve had your eye on a certain st...