What a great week this has been! I have played in my craft room all week trying to use all my new catalog Stampin’ Up! stuff. I made a few cards, got to visit with new and old stamping friends, rode to Chattanooga with my sweet Lisa (well, not really ride- she was driving and we were talking on the phone) and today talked for 45 minutes with my good friend and stamping buddy Cleo.
Plus, I started Nutrisystem on Tuesday and have had fun trying out their food. Usually I am waiting outside for Brown (UPS) to deliver my Stampin’ Up! order, but on Monday I was waiting on my big ole box of food! 140 meals – 5 weeks of food. So, I went to the grocery early Tuesday to get fruit and veggies to supplement and then dropped by my mom’s garden for fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. So far, so good. As of this morning I had already lost a pound! Yoo-hoo. Many more to go, but I am pumped about how easy this is. No planning. Just read the book and do what it says.
Back to the important stuff- making cards! Here’s a couple of cards made with a couple of pounds from my first new catty order. I loved these so much that I made several of each. Both are a variation of examples in the new Idea Book and Catalog. The samples in the catty are absolutely awesome and I know I will be CASEing even more of them.
Isn’t this gorgeous? 10 minutes from cutting to finish – Easy Peasy. I used several new items (listed below), but the main image is the brand new A la Carte stamp Elizabeth. And everytime I think of the name, I keep hearing “ Oh, E-liz-a-beth” by the Statler Brothers. For you younger folks and non-country fans, the Statler Brothers ruled the group category of country music for more than 20 years. That pretty, pretty flower started out white and I colored it with my Pear Pizazz Stampin’ Marker to make it fit my card. These flowers are a brand new item and you get 40 daisies (10 each of 4 sizes) for only $6.95. It’s a steal! (item # 110243, page 188)
Here are the deets: (All supplies by Stampin’ Up! and available in the 2010-11 Idea Book and Catalog.)
Stamps: Because I Care – Hostess Level 1, Elizabeth (A la Carte stamp #117120, $9.95 – page 18)
Paper: Daffodil Delight Textured, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, Pear Pizazz (Marker)
Accessories: Pearls, Punches: Oval and Scallop Oval,Paper Daisies, Stampin’ Marker, Pear Pizazz ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Dimensionals, SNAIL
I was fortunate to earn this gorgeous set of 7, Simple Friendship, during Sale-A-Bration. A big thank you “shout out” to my customers for helping me get free stuff! The sweet sentiment is from the 4 piece Thank You Kindly set that I use almost every day. It’s one of those “go to” sets that you keep on your craft desk.
Deets: Stamps: Simple Friendship (#113397-page 108, $25.95; Thank You Kindly (#111700-page 158, $13.95) Both of these are wood mount only
Paper: Crumb Cake (formerly Kraft), Naturals White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake
Accessories: 1-3/4 Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-Jig, Kraft Taffeta ribbon (retired), Dimensionals, SNAIL
I’ve been making covered notebooks and Post It note holders all day long. I can’t stop- intervention is needed! So stay tuned ‘cause next post I am gonna tell you all about these cute projects as well as the saga of the falling chandelier.