You Scallop Card

This is another swap creation, I think from November. Our "mission" was to use the Big Shot or do a gift card holder. This would work for either.

The base of the card is a scallop cut with the large scallop die for the Big Shot. It opens just like a regular card. Notice at the top that it's straight. I placed a folded piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock at the top of the die, with the fold just over the top edge of the die so it stays intact. Clear as mud? If that doesn't make sense, let me know and I'll find a clearer way to explain it!

The colors here are Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette & Baha Breeze. The pink scallop is cut with the smaller scallop die for the Big Shot from Bella Rose DSP. The Y's are from the Defining Alphabet and the you definition is from the coordinating Define Your Life set. I can honestly say I haven't used these sets much, but they were perfect for this creation! The you definition is stamped in Chocolate Chip on a Key Tag punch of Baha Breeze, the Y's in Chocolate Chip on the Pink Pirouette DSP. The flowers are from the Flower Fusion Too Accents & Elements kit. Rhinestone brad in the center. Baha Breeze striped grosgrain ribbon is tied around the top of the card.

I have another one of these that I did with my club ladies. Different colors as I used of most of my flowers in these colors for the swap. I hope to make it to my room tomorrow to work a little so I'll try and dig up the November club projects to share! Hope you're all having a great weekend!


Love You Much sample

Here is my recent swap creation using the Love You Much set & DSP. I was trying to stay fairly simple as this was due during my Holiday crunch time! The card base is Chocolate Chip, background is Pink Pirouette stamped with the hearts from the set in Classic Pink Pirouette ink. Ribbon is Wide Chocolate Chip grosgrain. Love is stamped in Basic Brown and colored with Pink Pirouette ink using a blender pen. I added a Vintage brad to the center of the flower & layered it on Riding Hood Red. I used dimensionals to apply the saying layers over the ribbon.

Quick and easy! And that's just one of the great prints from this DSP pack! Contact me today to order yours!!!

OK, that's it for today! Time to find my bottle of wine and hit the couch! I worked til 3:00 today and I've been on here far too long since getting home!

Love You Much! Bundle Special

Everyone loves a sneak peek-especially at a reduced price!!! This bundle of items will be available in the next catalog, but SU! is letting all of us purchase them now-at a special price!!!

Love You Much Bundle, Item 115405
Dates: December 23, 2008 - January 31, 2009
The following items are included:
Love You Much stamp set (retail value $25.95)
Candy Lane Designer Series paper (Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla) (retail value $9.95)
Heart To Heart punch (retail value $15.95)

Total Bundle Retail Value $51.85

Love You Much Bundle (20% off) $41.48 Item 115405

The items will be available in the new catty, but why wait??? Order them NOW and get a jump on Valentines day!

Note: The Candy Lane DSP paper is currently on backorder so you can't place an order for the bundle online. BUT contact me and I'll get your order in!

One sample coming soon!!! Just gotta venture upstairs and plow through my room to find it!

Retirement List & a SPECIAL from ME!

This is very late in getting to you, but I've been wrapped up in Holiday prep all month! I really can't believe it's Dec 26 already! The month has truly FLOWN!

Anyway, this catalog is on it's way out as the next Idea Book & Catalog will be released January 19! While that's always exciting, it's always sad to see our "old friends" go! I don't think I've taken a very big hit with this one, but I haven't yet pulled my sets off the shelf either!

Click HERE to see the list by Page Number


Click HERE to see the Alphabetical list

And, the good news for you. Since I missed alerting you all to a Free Shipping special while I was bogged down with HOLIDAY prep, I will offer my own. I will pay your shipping on ANY order of $65 or more that includes at least one retired set, good through December 31. Contact me directly to get the free shipping special. Online orders are always welcome through my demo site, but the free shipping will not apply that way!

Retiring sets are available through January 18. Happy weekend all!

Happy Holidays!

My apologies for the recent lack of posts! Hopefully I can get back on track from here on out! I hope everyone had a GREAT Christmas, or maybe are still having them! I know several people who were still doing things this weekend.

This post is just to check in to let you all know I'm alive and well! Pre-Christmas is always such a crazy time! And I have the new job this year to make it worse. That is going VERY well though and I'm getting more comfortable every day. I'm very glad I made the switch!

I made the Cardinal Christmas card from the last post for our Christmas card and we mailed 114 of them! We did opt out of any letter & pictures this year to make it easier though. I have a few more I need to finish up and get out this weekend. I love the way they all turned out and I've received many compliments, but I'm betting next year I choose one that doesn't have to be colored!!

I just hooked up the new scanner that I got for Christmas so I should have no problems posting!! I will be back soon with the retirement list, a special promo, and a recent swap creation. I'm going to leave you now though with a poem sent to me by my downline. I laughed very hard at this one-probably because you can't see the floor or anything else in my room right now!!! Cleaning it is on my agenda for the weekend!

'Twas the night before Christmas,
I'm glued to the tree.
I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me.
Could it be cardstock or chipboard or lace?
Or a Cricut, I said, with a smile on my face.
And that's when I heard him,"Hi Santa" I said"
You know.... good little girls should be in their beds."
"I know I should Santa,and now I've been caught.
But I was just so excited To see what you brought."
"Well, let's take a look in this room where you work.
He shook his head quickly,And left with a jerk.
I heard him exclaim as he put it in gear
"You've got enough crap, I'll see you next year!"

Merry Christmas to all of you and I hope everyone got a few new goodies for your stash!