March 2, 2009

Hello Everyone!

What an exciting new day. We have many things to cover today! Since I'm stuck inside today I will be setting up all my posts for this week PLUS doing some more stamping to add to the blog for next week. If you're wondering why I'm stuck inside today it's because we got some SNOW last night! HOORAY! I just love the snow. We got about 5" here in Asheboro, if you live elsewhere you're probably thinking "only 5" and you're stuck inside?" Crazy I know. Coming from New York I remember going to school in waist deep snow but down here 5" is enough to shut down the state of North Carolina.

So on to the good stuff. Here is a card I made last night. Can you tell I finally got my BIG order in? TeeHee. On this card I used the Pink Pirouette Card stock (111351) cut at 8 1/2"x5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/2". I used the Scallop Edge Punch (112091) along the bottom of the front flap. The designer paper is from the Bella Rose Designer Series Paper (112041) and the ribbon is the Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon (109067). The stamp set I used was the Level II Hostess set A Little Somethin' (113415). It is stamped on Whisper White Card stock (100730) cut at 2"x 2". I will be adding a video on how I made this cute glittery image. I stamped the image using Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Pad (111836) and sponged with Rose Red ink (101778) using Sponge Daubers (102892). Next I stamped the entire piece of cardstock with a VersaMark pad (102283) **Don't worry about getting your Versamark pad dirty, when I did this none of the ink from the image transferred to the pad** Next apply Heat and Stick Powder (100625) and heat with your Heat Tool (100005) until it turns to a liquid. Apply Dazzlig Diamonds (102023) while the powder is still warm and liquified. Reheat with heat tool to set glitter. Voila! How pretty is that?! Next just matte in Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, and Kiwi Kiss Card Stock (In Color Card Stock - 111347). Finally the "XOXOXO" Sentiment is from Chit Chat Rub-Ons in Whisper White (111804).

Well there you go! A cute, simple card with a fun technique! Now for something REALLY exciting! The Occasions Mini Catalog Preorder started yesterday! You are now able to order the Easter sets from this catalog before the full catalog is released. Click HERE for more details and to view the Mini Preorder Items.

Remember that Sale-a-bration is still going on! So for every $50 you spend you receive an item from the SAB Mini which you can view HERE. If you would like to begin demonstrating Stampin' Up yourself then now is the time! The Starter Kit is now 15% off ($169.00 plus tax with free shipping!) plus you will also receive any free stamp set of your choice. To learn more view the flyer HERE.

Alright everyone! Hope you're as glad about me being back as I am! Have a Marvelous Monday!