Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Hello to You!

Remember, I changed job positions with my company? Well, I get to sleep in a little bit later during the day. Guess what came today? The beautiful red box was here when I awoke!
This is just about how magical it was when I opened my box today!

That's the name of the June My Paper Pumpkin - Hello to You. Isn't that just the cutest thing? Well, I probably shouldn't say "cute" cuz you can use this saying for masculine cards. And the men I know, they probably wouldn't like the word "cute." Just sayin'!  :)

So, here is the original card design that comes with this month's Paper Pumpkin.

June Paper Pumpkin
Hello to You.

I think it took me longer to get out my glue stick and glass block than it took me to put this card together! Do you notice the hexagons that are punched out? You got it - you will stamp the heart image on the INSIDE of the card, but it shows on the OUTSIDE of the card too! How great is that?

And the hexagons that have daffodil and primrose designs on them - those are stickers! The suede zig-zag pieces? The zig-zag is the third stamp that comes with this month's set.

Now, although it also comes with a sheet of plain white hexagons for us to stamp the zig-zag onto, I used the punchouts from the cards! And for my monthly Paper Pumpkin Party - the crafters will LOVE the extra designs. We are scheduled to meet on Saturday morning. For the long distance monthly crafters, you should receive your extras shortly/early next week.

Hope you have enjoyed this GREAT monthly card! Don't forget to join Paper Pumpkin before the 10th of the month. AND for my monthly crafters, you will receive a PDF of the card designs PLUS the one extra. Here's the link to JOIN NOW! Make sure you see my name, Dawn Stock, Grove City, Ohio, to snag the monthly invite to my home.

Look forward to crafting with you!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Perfect Blend

Crafters -

My wonderful crafting buddies are called the Latte Joy Stampers. We get to meet quarterly and share ideas, craft, and have wonderful fellowship! It's really nice when you enjoy crafting with friends.

Well, check it out - doesn't this fit it perfectly? It's called Perfect Blend.
Perfect Blend, Item #131392 (clear) or #130745 (wood)

I threw in a little bit of Soho Subway Designer Series Paper.
Soho Subway Designer Series Paper, Item #130140

And here's what I made with this set. Such an easy card.
Perfect Blend for Latte Joy Stampers!

Yes, I did have to use my Stamp-a-Ma-Jig to line up the wording - and the wording fits PERFECTLY!

And it is SO TRUE - Coffee and Friends ARE the Perfect Blend! I meet one of my friends weekly, and many times we meet for coffee. I'm very thankful for that friendship!


Perfect Blend Stamp Set, Item #131392 (clear) or #130745 (wood)
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad, Item #126974
Soho Subway Designer Series Paper, Item #130140
Early Espresso Cardstock, Item #119686
Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock, Item #131298
Island Indigo Cardstock, Item #122923
Crumb Cake Cardstock, Item #120953
Very Vanilla Cardstock, Item #101650
Stamp-a-Ma-Jig, Item #101049
Anywhere Glue Sticks, Item #104045

Monday, June 10, 2013

The New Catalog and Working on June's Card Class!

Crafters  -

I'm off from my "regular" job today so I can prepare for the June 22nd card class! I LOVE the new stuff out of the catalog - how about you?

So, while I'm playing, I mean working in my Craft Room, I thought I'd show you a couple of pictures from the Salt Lake City Regional in April.

How many of us are fortunate enough to have a picture with our husbands like this?
What a great guy, huh?

And, he is such a good sport. When we went "shopping" for our new items at the end of the Regional, he guarded our bags and even looked through the catalog himself (probably seeing dollar signs - cuz he knows how much I just LOVE Stampin' Up!).  :)
See? Real Men look through the Stampin' Up! catalog too!

If you want to look through your OWN catalog - I'd LOVE to be your demonstrator. Contact me so YOU can have one too!

The June Let's Play class has us, I don't know.... playing with some new stuff from the catalog! Saturday, June 15th is the final day to RSVP for the class. The class is Saturday, June 22nd and we will have such a good time - Hope to see you here!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Saturday's New Catalog / Retired Items Party

Thanks so much to those of you who attended! A good time was had by all and I was able to find a new home for few items with the BOGO sale! :)

Without further ado, here are the cards we made - using NEW STUFF!

Do you recognize any old favorites that are NEW this time around?

And with the Grab Your Greetings special going on right now - I did another card using the Sassy Salutations Stamp Set.
Same card design - but using Sassy Salutations

I think this will be my "Thank You" card for the month of June.  What do you think?

Hope you enjoy the cards!

Supplies used:
Pear Pizzazz Cardstock, Item #131201
Whisper White Cardstock, Item #100730
Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper, Item #129310
Artisan Label Punch, Item #130920
Decorative Label Punch, Item #120907
Elegant Butterfly Punch, Item #127526
Bitty Butterfly Punch, Item #129406
Big Shot, Item #113439
Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Item #129984
Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Item #129378
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Item #127751
Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Item #127821
Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder - Retired 2013
   Try the new Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder, Item #130917, instead!
Labels Collection Framelits, Item #125598
Paper Snips, Item #103579
Anywhere Glue Sticks, Item #104045
Remembering Your Birthday Stamp Set, Item #131350-Clear or #131347-Wood
Sassy Salutations Stamp Set, Item #126707-Clear or #132070-Wood
Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad, Item #126970
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad, Item #126948

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Grab Your Greetings!

How exciting is this?
Grab Your Greetings

With the launch of the new 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! catalog yesterday, they have also announced a special sale on THREE of the BEST (in my opinion!) Greetings stamp sets. 25% off three of their greeting sets! The stamp sets are:
Sassy Salutations
Item #132070 (wood)
Item #126707 (clear)
Sweet Essentials
Item #132085 (wood)
Item #126457 (clear)
Petite Pairs
Item #128706 (wood)
Item #122497 (clear)

Gotta be honest here - I have two of the three myself! And if I tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth, I've been eyeing the third set too!

I have used my Sassy Salutations on SEVERAL cards. The saying is just so... I don't know... "sassy" and they fit PERFECTLY on the front of cards. And my Petite Pairs set works beautifully on sets of cards that I can give as gifts! I sometimes "pair" my Petite Pairs with the Note Cards and Envelopes for some VERY EASY cards! Did you see in the new catalog - they have also added CRUMB CAKE Note Card Envelopes?! I think those new envelopes will add the PERFECT touch to the card sets! Add a stamp that you like and maybe a bit of ribbon and this idea is just WAY nicer than those store-bought gift sets!

You know what? My craft room is already set up for today's New Catalog/Retired Items Party and the house is still somewhat quiet. I may have to grab my Petite Pairs and my Note Cards and Envelopes and see what I can come up with.... Hmmmm.... Check back in a little bit...

Oh yeah - almost forgot this part - YIKES! This promotion is good through June 30th. Grab Your Greetings and SAVE 25%!