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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Hot Cocoa Hydrangea.....

So the other day I was at Home Depot looking in their garden centre and found THEE most beautiful roses - they almost looked artificial they were so gorgeous!!! They were called Hot Cocoa. So I picked a couple of them up and made room for them in my back yard.
As I was sitting, admiring them, it got me thinking......
I love this color combo of Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, and Pear Pizzaz!!!
I luv hydrangeas and so when I got this stamp set, Because I Care, in my pre order, I was thrilled. This will be a Level 1 Hostess Set as well!!! It comes with a couple saying, "Because I Care" and "Thank You" (pictured below) as well as a single petal hydrangea (which is what I have stamped in the background to jazz it up a little) a ornate row of flowers stamp, and finally, the super duper yummy Hydrangea! I stamped mine in Cherry Cobbler on the flower part, Early Espresso on the stem, and Pear Pizzaz on the leaves, with some blending of Cherry Cobbler into the leaves for a realistic look. I then colored in the flower with Riding Hood Red and accented some areas with Cherry Cobbler. To finish it, I just used my white gel pen and dotted it up a little. NJOY!!!

Funky Friends Never Fade...

This just might be my favorite new "In Color Combo" going right now... Ladies & Gentlemen, put your hands together for Pear Pizzaz & Concorde Crush!!! Yum Yumm - I love these RICH and full colors and when paired together - look out!!!
So this was a simple card that I used the Friends Never Fade set (a new one coming to you as of July 1st, 2010). I love this set - I took the Ornate Blossom and stamped the same color of ink and created a background on the card front itself. Then I layered it with the opposite color of card stock in the middle, then the corresponding color of inked ornate blossom on whisper white, then the opposite color of card stock scaled down, and finally, a new sentiment stamped from Occasional Quotes (one of the new Level 3 Hostess Sets)!
I also popped each double layer (the color adhered to the white card stock) from the card with dimentionals. I have to say, this set and these colors remind me of being a child. Well, you know what they say, "Everything is new again!!!!"
If you haven't gotten a sneak peak of the new catty, I sincerely promise you - you will NOT be disappointed!!! It is packed full of new sets, new paper packs, new accessories, new organizational tools, and new colors that are sure to jazz you up!!!!

Sew Sew....

"Sew" (haha!) I have bought the proper needles and read up on all the sites, and have taken the leap into sewing on cards!!! I have seen "sew" many projects with this simple addition to it, and I always thought it makes the cards pop. "Sew", I pulled out my Brother Sewing Machine, and put it to work. Not alot on this card, but the simplest line adds some punch to the card, or "sew" I think!!! Ok, no more "sewing" jokes....mwahahahahahaha!!!!
I used an old retired set that I had bought second hand called "So Lovely" and watercolored the flowers with Bashful Blue and Old Olive.

The card itself was built on a piece of Old Olive cardstock that was hit with the texture wheel and matching ink, Melon Mambo & Chocolate Chip DSP, Tiny Tags Stamp Set, punches (tags) and finished with a mini library clip.
"Sew" (couldn't help myself!!!) that's as simple as it gets folks!!!
Next up, new catty samples......

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tool Tip: Color Caddy

A place for every pad and every pad in its place! The Color Caddy is compact, yet quite roomy. The top tray holds ink refills and other accessories. Just grab the handle, turn the caddy, and select your favorite pad. Some assembly is required; instructions are included.

■ Requires a 10-inch square space on top of table or counter.
■ Approximately 16-1/2” tall.
■ Holds 48 Classic or Craft pads
■ Made of strong, durable plastic
■ Top tray holds up to 48 ink refills or other stamping accessories
■ Rotates 360 degrees
■ Die-cast aluminum handle for ease in turning
■ Extender kit available

Get yours today by visiting my online store here. Retails for $84.95 Item #104335)
This definitely makes finding the right color super duper easy & accessible!

Retirement Party...Well Sorta!!!

Ok – so one of the most awaited days has come - the last chance lists are here!! That's right, and if this retiring list is any indication, the next catalogue is going to be PACKED TO THE SEAMS of amazing new products! (I have seen some, and I promise you, NO ONE will be disappointed!!) And if that isn’t exciting enough, the new catalogue is 16 pages bigger!!!

Now, I don’t really know exactly WHERE these stamp sets go when they retire, Phoenix, Cali, the Caribbean, but what I do know is that YOU CAN NEVER GET THEM AGAIN!!!!

If the Last Chance Lists are something foreign to you then read on for a brief explanation! The last chance lists are all the product in our annual catalogue that will be retired forever - it's your last chance to buy them NOW - in fact, many of the items have already sold out as of this afternoon, so if there is something you want to make sure you get, you need to get in there and shop now! (Plus there are a bunch of sales too! – WHO doesn’t luv a sale????)

The REALLY fabulous thing is that this year, all the stamp sets, accessories and Decor Elements are listed and their status current on my online store, so you can browse the lists there.. and some of the retiring items are 25-50% off! But only while supplies last!

If you like a good deal... get in there now and place your order (and get it shipped directly to you!!) While you are there, check out the clearance rack as well (only available on online orders) and get some other GREAT deals! Once an item is gone, it is GONE! Don't delay!!

Make sure you check back to my online store often - as you can see, many of the items have sold out already (a * indicates this). The best way for you to get your hands on these retiring items is to place an order through my online store here - that way you can check out quickly and grab those items before they are gone FOREVER!

Sooo, without any further hesitation…., I now present to you the Last Chance Lists! Click on the Last Chance image below to see all the lists in action!

Please note though - the BEST way to see these is going to be on my website (shop now button), because it will be updating constantly, and you can see pictures of them at the same time!
Happy shopping sistah's!!!!