July 24, 2009


You see, I am terrible about posting consistently! I have already missed posting one Deal of the Week and about ready to miss another! And I see my counter has actually passed the 1000 mark and I didn't even realize it! That's what happens when my "real job" takes over my life and consumes me so much I have absolutely no energy or will to do anything else! Hmmph! I did manage to make a birthday card for one of the attorneys I work for. I wasn't quite sure how I was going to come up with a masculine card at the last minute, though. On my way home from work, I was running all sorts of ideas through my head and had one sort of worked out. Of course, when I sat down to actually make the card, it wasn't doing it for me-it was actually starting to look like the American flag and I didn't want that Then I remembered he loves the Boston Red Sox and the card just grew from there. It was kind of fun to make everything myself since I don't have any sport stamps.
I used Riding Hood Red cardstock as the base (because I still have tons of it!); Whisper White and topped it with Not Quite Navy. As you can see, I actually used my sewing machine for this one! I clipped the corners of the Not Quite Navy with my Ticket punch (doesn't that kind of remind you of the baseball field-that was an accident!). I made the "baseball" using my Big Shot and the Circles die. I stamped the "Original" by using my Basic Black marker and coloring just the word on the stamp from "Art by Design" and the little stars next to it are from the Just for You stamp from "Oval All." Of course, lining everything up was a breeze using my Stampa-ma-jig! Finally, the Happy Birthday is from the retired set "Birthday Whimsy." The ribbon and the little punched out stars are non-SU! Thanks for looking! (Still not on Etsy but soon on Facebook!)

July 6, 2009

This week's Deal of the Week!

The Doctor's Bag! Found on pg. 194 in the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog. Normally, $69.95, this week its only $49.95. Wow! You can take your Big Shot anywhere! Contact me to place your order or order online 24/7!

July 5, 2009

Top Note Address Book

This little project I was working on is for Vicki, my co-worker who is moving back to AZ. We have all become quite attached to Vicki as she is truly one of a kind so, needless to say, we will miss her. I decided that I would give her a going away present that would assure no excuses for her not keeping in touch or forgetting birthdays!

I confess that not everything is Stampin' Up! but the Bazzil Basics papers I used were near dead-ringers for the new In Colors, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, and Dusty Durango, so I did use those ink colors, as well as Soft Suede (the new In Colors can be found on pg. 155 of the new 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog). I also used a pack of double-sided Carolyn Gavin designer paper from K & Company along with the coordinating rub-ons and colored rhinestones.

I had about a thousand blank index cards I had no idea what I was going to use them for. But I am so brilliant!! I printed out the "Name, address, etc." stuff on them and ran them through the Big Shot (pg. 194) using the Top Note die (pg. 198). I made the front and back covers with chip board and textured cardstock and used the K&Co. double-sided paper for the alphabet dividers, all using the Top Note die. I used the "Defining Alphabet" stamp set, as well as "Define Your Life" set (both found on pg. 150). For the little tabs on the dividers, I used clear window sheets (pg.158), also run through my Big Shot, using the Circles #2 die (pg. 202). I then put little alphabet rub-ons on each clear circle and attached them to the dividers. I love it!! Tell me what you think! (I apologize for the poor picture quality. I didn't have any daylight left to photograph outside because as usual, I waited until the very last minute to finish!) TFL!

July 2, 2009

Just Random Thoughts...

So, I am contemplating the whole "Facebook" thing. I have resisted until now because its quite simple to carry on my life without having to worry about being exposed to the whole wide world!! But everyone keeps asking me to join (yes, I would probably jump off the bridge, too!) And I am already out there through this blog, not that anyone I know really visits (sad, huh?) And there is a sort of voyeuristic thrill to getting joined up and being able to check other people out!! You know what I mean? But I have discovered that despite eveything, I am still a little vain! I do care what other people think and I really shouldn't! I am no longer 105 lbs! OMG!! And logically, I know other people aren't either! And probably, no one cares! But I don't like it! But I haven't done a damn thing about it! So, whose fault is it? Anyway, I know there are some of you out there that know exactly what I am talking about! Thank you for indulging me! Now, I have to find my daughter to help set up my profile. Stay tuned ;)

Stampin Up! Summer Fun Deal of the Week!

Every week during the month of July, Stampin' Up! will offer one different item as a "Deal of the Week." There are no limits and no minimum purchase requirements! This week's deal is the Scalloped Edge Punch. See page 186 and 187 of the new catalog for SU!'s punches. Normally priced at $15.95, this week it's only $10.99!

Customer Weekly Deal Announcments and Deadlines:
  • Week 1 July 1 12:00 MT* Order deadline: July 6, 9:50 am (MT)
  • Week 2 July 6 10:00 am Order deadline: July 13, 9:50 am (MT)
  • Week 3 July 13 10:00 am Order deadline: July 20, 9:50 am (MT)
  • Week 4 July 20 10:00 am Order Deadline: July 27, 9:50 am (MT)
  • Week 5 July 27 10:00 am Order Deadline: July 31, 11:50 pm (MT)

As you know, I am not very good about posting everyday, blah, blah, blah!! So, I can't promise I will have the new Deal of the Week posted as soon as its announced. (I am at work during those times.) Remember, you can always visit my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Website for the latest promotions and updates. You can place order there, too!!

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