Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Swaps with Friends...

Monday, I spent the day with two of my girlfriends!
We attended the NEW 2014/2015 Annual Catalog Premier
in Redwood City, California. 
We watched the boards for swaps...
seeing none we challenged each other to a SWAP.
Here is my swap:
Guess what...
everything minus the ribbon is staying in the NEW 2014/2015 Annual Catalog!!!
A CASE of a card from Pinterest.
Sadly, it was not a direct link...
but as I always say...
the journey around a stampers Blog is an inspiring adventure.
I am in love with all of Jan's cards..
When I pinned this card it was after a night from
H... E... (double Hockey sticks)LL.
The family of 5 that cleans themselves in my pool
came out to play.
Sadly, they started fighting over a bone left out by my dogs.
It sounded like sick cats fighting.
I ran out to break it up at 10:45 pm... and they ran off.
Or so I thought....
The little stickers came back,
thundered across my solar panels on my roof
and started throwing
icky stuff off the roof.
(it was dirt I pray from the drains.)
They continued their adventures across my lawn,
over the roof,
in my pool,
whilst teasing my poor kenneled dogs.
My dogs would not settle down...
so I waited those stinking raccoons out.
Raccoon's may look cute but they are crazy!
Here is Sarah's Swap:

 I love this stamp set, and you cannot tell by the photo..
but look really close...
it is a tri-fold card.
It is held closed by the metal button!
Very clever,
and I love the Wetlands Stamp Set!
And last but not least is Lorraine's Swap:
This card uses the Yippee Skippee Stamp Set
and the Petite Petals Bundle carried over into
the NEW 2014/2015 Annual Catalog!!
We had a wonderful day together and need to do this again soon!
Are you curious about the NEW 2014/2015 Annual Catalog?
Here is another picture of the cover...
Want to look through it?
Come over..Right Now!
Join me anytime after May 8th and collect your complimentary copy!

Off to re-prioritize my wish list...
Everything is so beautiful!

Mixed Bunch CASE

Well... I have hit a blank...
I wanted to CASE this Pin on Pinterest.
But I could not recall what stamp set this is.
In the back ground I kept hearing "pick me... Pick me... PICK ME!"
so the Mixed Bunch Stamp Set took over my CASE.
I just love velum. Stamping on velum can be tricky so I turned it around because I used The Whisper White Stampin' Pad not White Stazon... And it could smudge. I think it turned out really clear and I layered it on top of an Early Espresso Blossom Punch Layer too. I am making these cards for a friend that requested four cards to send off to four of her friends. Shirley is going to pass the love on.

You know I am trying to use one stamp set a day for my Annual Catty Challenge. 
Mixed Bunch is a Stamp set that is not retiring!!! Yay! It is in both catalogs!
Mixed Bunch - Clear-Mount Stamp 125537
Price: $21.95

Sadly, large Rhinestones, the Secret Garden Frameltis, and Summer Starfruit Cardstock is retiring. 
Check out the Retired List Here.  Shop for all your favorites before they are GONE!
Never fear, the NEW 2014/2015 Annual Catty is almost here...
With wonderful replacements and complimentary products.
The Hardwood Background Stamp Set will still be here too!

I hope you know I am always Thinking of You and I will see you tomorrow.. To let you know the names of the new product Stampin' Up let's me preorder!


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Weekly Deal....Catalog Cover Sneak Peek

Last night,
The NEW 2014/2015 Annual Catalog was revealed live in theaters all over America...
Here it is... the cover... want to know some secrets?
You can see new product all over the catty!!!
(Embellishments, Framelits, Bakers Twine, Stamp Sets, and more....)
I stayed up late...
Putting post it notes throughout my catalog
and I did a running tally of what I want new...
so many cute stamp sets,
I am in love with all the NEW Designer Series Paper...
I am smitten with the new ribbon selections...
Lastly, I am excited to share this all with YOU!
Then I woke up this am...
and saw the WEEKLY DEAL'S!
Thank You Stampin' Up!
You picked some great projects!
I love the stitched grosgrain ribbon.. and I love the SALE price!:
Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon 126872
Price: $4.95 $3.71
Early Espresso 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon 126871
Price: $4.95 $3.71

Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon 126845
Price: $8.95 $6.71
Downtown Grunge Photobook Template - Digital Download 126056
Price: $19.95 $11.97
Dress Up Framelits Dies 130101
Price: $24.95 $18.71

Merry Minis Punch Pack 126882
Price: $16.95 $12.71
Regals Core'dinations 129955
Price: $23.95 $17.96
Talking Tag Message Labels 129723
Price: $7.95 $5.96

There are many great deals...
Order your products online by Monday, May 5th.
Have a great Tuesday!
If you come over and see me....
I will let you look through the NEW 2014/2015 Annual Catalog!


Happy 6th Birthday Caleb!

Caleb is a special family friend...
his mommy is a dear pal
and a Stampin' Up Demonstrator.
We have both been really busy since January
and have not seen each other.
Boo Hoo!
Monday, I am going to catch up on all that is going on
while we carpool to a Stampin' Up Event.
I am excited to give her the CASE I found on Pinterest.
Sadly, it is not a direct link to her original blog post...
but Deb Fearns is pretty talented so I think you will enjoy the journey!

Caleb's Lego CASE used:
Basic Black Cardstock,
Daffodil Delight Cardstock,
Whisper White Cardstock,
Chevron Embossing Folder,
Arrows Embossing Folder,
Sassy Salutations Stamp Set,
Just Sayin' Stamp Set,
Treat Cup Holder,
Word Bubble Framelits,
1/8" Mini Brads.

Happy Belated Birthday Buddy!
Love Ya,

Monday, April 28, 2014

Wish Big Sarah!

There are a few people in my Stampin' family that are in need of recognition...
Sarah is one of them.
She is a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, friend and super mom!
She has a sense of grace that spills over into your heart with every encounter.
This past month was her birthday...
Sadly, I was not able to see her on her special day.
No worries!
Lorraine and I planned to see Sarah today
and journey to the Stampin' Up Catalog Premiere.
Sarah is going to be surprised as we have planned
a few special things to celebrate her day!

Here is a card I CASE'd for her birthday:
I hope she likes it... 
Every card she makes is beautiful!
I CASE'd this card from HERE.
Supplies used to make this card are:
Crumb Cake Envelope,
Whisper White Cardstock,
Crumb Cake Cardstock, 
Fresh Prints DSP Stack,
A Dozen Thoughts Stamo Set, 
 Potpouri Stamp Set,
So Very Grateful Stamp Set,
Envelope Liner Framelits,
Deco Label Framelits,
Blender Pen,
Coastal Cabana Stampin' Pad,
Soft Suede Stampin' Pad,
Crumb Cake Stampin' Pad,
A few Pearl's.

I am super excited to spend the day with Sarah and Lorraine today...
I will tell you all about the 2014/2015 Catalog Premire Party tomorrow!

Have a great day,


Cary's Bi-Weekly Stampin' Updates

Good Morning!
  Checking in to let you ladies know that I will have the New 2014/2015 Annual Catalog in my hands by this evening. Wahoo!
I am super excited to share this with you!  Your complimentary copies will be available from me by May 8th
You may begin officially ordering from the catalog on June 2nd
The current catalog sales will end at midnight on June 1st.

Here are the retiring stamp and accessory lists:
Stamps:  available while supplies last
Accessories: available while supplies last
~note that some items are already sold out~

Project Life is Available for YOU on MAY 1st!! What is Project Life? It helps busy people (so basically all of us) document life using photos and journaling in a quick, simple, and fabulous way. Stampin' Up has  partnered with Becky Higgins, creator of Project Life, to offer a complete line of elite products.  Shop Here on May 1st to order your product. I have samples of all the Stampin' Up Project Life supplies for you to see in person now... so let me know if you want to play!

Garage Sale....
Yes, this is your opportunity to buy gently used, sometimes new Stampin' Up products from multiple Stampin' Up Demonstrators at discounted prices.
Dates: Friday, June 6 from 6-8pm Ladies Night Out in Manteca.
(flyer with address and details to follow)
       Saturday, June 7th from 8am-Noon, Manteca.
   *** Do you have items you would like to sell at the Garage Sale?  You may join us on Saturday, June 7th... reply to me for details!***

Hip, Hip Hooray Card Class Thursday, May 8th 5pm -8pm, San Ramon. 
Fee $25 includes a kit to make 20 cards  snacks & drinks... and premade samples completed by me.
(all you need to bring is your adhesive). 
RSVP with your FEE by May 1st(or RSVP to me by May 1st and you will be charged May 8th). 
A complimentary copy of the NEW 2014/2015 Catalog is available for you to take, samples of new product for you to see, and a preview of the Garage Sale!! 
~Cannot make this class but would love to receive the Kit and Catalog... order your Hip, Hip Hooray Card Kit and I will mail it to you directly. (an additional $3.00 fee added). 
~~ Or schedule your own Hip, Hip Hooray class in your home... Fee is still $25/person... you set the date, collect the RSVP's and I will bring your kits.. and samples for you and your friends to complete!
*** Hostesses receive the hostess rewards for all the kits pre-ordered, sales linked to your show, all guests receive their copy of the NEW 2014/2015 Catalog and I provide the preview Garage Sale bins for you to look through. 

BUNCO:  Would you like to be the May, June or July BUNCO hostess? 
You invite your friends and I bring the BUNCO supplies, and a Make n Take for your guests to complete. 
Fee is $13/player.  If you count yourself, and me that is two down and only ten more to invite. 
You as the hostess, provide the location, snacks, and choose your theme!  
Hostesses receive $50 in FREE Stampin' Up product, The Most BUCNO winner receives $100 in FREE Stampin' Up Product, the Most Win's receives $25 in FREE Stampin' Up Product and the biggest loser gets $6 in change! (Prizes may vary because if you invite more in multiples of FOUR we can award more gifts)
** I am offering May, June, and July Hostess a FREE DSP paper pack from the Current catalog and a FREE DSP Paper Pack form the New Catalog.  *** Deadline for this opportunity is July 31... so lets compare calendars now!***

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, May 25th 1-7pm, San Ramon.
Fee: FREE (consumables available for purchase)
Come stamp, work on your Project Life Books, or work on any other project you may need to complete. 
I provide all my tools, stamps and consumables (consumables=  buttons, ribbon, individual sheets of DSP, individual sheets of cardstock, envelopes are available at a small fee.) for you to use that day... or you bring your own.   
Since this falls on Memorial Day Weekend... the Farruggia Family invites you to join us to celebrate the lives of those military heroes that have passed. We will provide the BBQ, and Drinks... and if weather permits the pool!
~RSVP by Friday, May 23rd.  You may bring your family too!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Burlap & Blooms Wreath

Check it out:
Look what I completed today!
The photo does not do it justice... and I added extra items after this photo!
Burlap And Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit 133333
Price: $17.95
Want to join me in making one just for you?
Give me a call!
It was so much fun!

Be Happy!

We are celebrating Emmy's 11th Birthday today!!
Check out her cake!
Emmy, my son, her family and her friends enjoyed their favorite gal with a few games of bowling, some cake , pizza and loads of love!

I am in my Stampin' Zone... so many projects so little time!

I wanted to share with you today...
an image from Paula.
Sunday, I am rejuvenated after an amazing church service...
and this Sunday,
I am Stamping.
My soul feels amazing!

I am blessed to know you and to share my happy space...

Saturday, April 26, 2014

That's The Ticket CASE

Here is a quick little CASE:
This CASE was inspired by the Annual Catty CASE Challenge that I decided to do... 
The Sweet Essentials Stamp Set located on page 41 is Retiring:
Sweet Essentials (wood) also comes in clear  132085
Price: $19.95

It has many cute and simple sentiments.

The CASE also uses That's The Ticket Stamp Set on page 33:
That's The Ticket Clear-Mount Stamp Set 128075
Price: $16.95

This was a really quick card to make, and it was full of color, and it's perfect for a special little gal's birthday party!

Have a sweet day!

Itty Bitty Banner CASE

I am very excited to catch up on my annual catty card challenge... I had spring fever last week and missed posting some cards...
Here is a CASE that is utilizing my pile of possibilities (scraps), a retiring stamp set, and a set that can add sentiment to many cards:
Bitty Banners is located on page 30 of the 2013/14 Annual Catty.
Itty Bitty Banners Clear-Mount Stamp Set 126257
Price: $11.95
It has matching Framelits... 
Bitty Banners Framelits Die 129267
Price: $14.95
And if I was going to use one matching set I needed to use another so then I decided to use the retiring Secret Garden Stamp Set located on page 94:
Secret Garden Clear-Mount Stamp Set 129144
Price: $18.95

and its matching Framelits:
Secret Garden Framelits Dies 129372
Price: $24.95

Just a quick little card to wish somebody special a bright and happy birthday!

Enjoy your day!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Label Love Annual Catty Challenge CASE

Hope you enjoy this quick double post today!

Label Love located on page 33 of the Annual Catty:
Label Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set 130622
Price: $17.95

Combined with the fancy swirl from Everything Eleanor on page 66:
Everything Eleanor Clear-Mount Stamp Set 124164
Price: $26.95

Makes an adorable CASE for a wedding gift:
I made this card notecard sized so that I could slip it in with my gift.

Congrats to the lovely couple!

I'm Here For You

Yesterday, my wonderful friend and customer Jeanne
 sent me a beautiful card along with her order.  
I love this technique that she taught me and this is my favorite card:
Jeanne uses a wonderful sponging technique that she embossed on top of.
Then she layered it with the rose colored paper...
I love it!
Jeanne is always there for me when I need help learning a new technique
or when I want to play with a stamp set that I feel I am neglecting.

Since, the hubby is a day sleeper I opted out of the embossing.
I used the same stamp set, and a different sentiment.
Can you tell that I am crushing on Blushing Bride this week...
So here is my CASE of Jeanne's card:
Supplies used to make this card are: Blushing Bride Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Crumb Cake Cardstock, Mosaic Madness Stamp Set, Blooming With Kindness Stamp Set, Scallop Oval Punch, Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon, and Basic Pearls.

I am here for you to help guide you, supply you, inspire you and to CASE you!
Have a great Thursday!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Bundle Me Baby... Baby Wilson

Good Morning Baby Mama's!
I am super excited because there are some lil gals coming soon!
I love babies!
You all know that I love the smell of a baby head.
Some dear friends/ families,
that have had quite the journey to these babies...
are about to burst!
My most favorite item to give to new parents is a
Hand Sewn and made with love by a great friend Darlene.
She has a wonderful ETSY site where she sells her custom, minky, luxurious, blankets.
She always has some trendy styles ready for welcoming a lil bundle of love.
But you can design your own too!
Here is the blankie I picked out for Baby Wilson:
She arrives soon...
So I must deliver this right away!
Now... here is the best part...
Check out my lil girl card CASE:
Mine is a little bit different as Carrie chose Grey and Pink in her Nursery.
 Supplies I used to make this CASE were:
Smokey Slate Cardstock,
Blushing Bride Cardstock,
Very Vanilla Cardstock,
Smokey Slate Stampin' Pad,
Blushing Bride Stampin' Pad,
Baby We've Grown Stamp Set,
Mosaic Madness Stamp Set,
Natural Chevron Ribbon,
Linen Thread,
Neutrals buttons,
Silver Fancy Foil Velum,
Banner Framelits,
Crumb Cake Core'dinations Paper,
Smokey Slate Core'dinations Paper,
Stampin' Dimensionals

Hope you enjoy todays CASE!
I am off to make another!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Prepaid My Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions

How would you like to give an amazing gift to your friends and family and still earn rewards?
You can now...
just add a 1,3,6 or 12 month subscription to your order!

 That is right... you just add it to your online or in home order!!!
  • 1 month    (137858) for only $19.95
  • 3 month    (137859) for only $59.85
  • 6 month    (137860) for only $113.70 save $1/month
  • 12 month  (137861) for only $215.40 save $2/month
Check out what I made with April's Kit... a perfect Mother's Day Gift!
You can CASE this idea and more from Pinterest.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Weekly Deal's, Retired List and Free Shipping Oh My!

2013-2015 In Color Core'dinations 129958
Price: $11.95 $8.96
5/8 Inch Crochet Trim Victoria 118481
Price: $6.95 $5.21
Afternoon Daydream Kit - Digital Download 130861
Price: $9.95 $5.97

Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper 131390
Price: $10.95 $8.21

Large Pearl Basic Jewels 125577
Price: $4.95 $3.71
Naturals Designer Buttons 127554
Price: $4.95 $3.71
Pacific Point 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon 126878
Price: $4.95 $3.71

Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon 126876
Price: $4.95 $3.71

Most of the items above are on the retired list...
 at an exceptional price....
but if you are looking for more great deals
These items are while supplies last only!
Crazy... but they are out to make us HAPPY!
I am on the road to recovery after a bought with the Spring Fever, Easter Holiday (both good) and then the...
Da Da Dun..
These deals and the potential of new stamps to fill my shelves
and of course the Pre- Order of Project Life Supplies on their way now
mean I am recovering quickly!
for a special FREEBIE from ME!
Big Hugs!