Friday, June 14, 2013

Quatrafancy Friday

First, A HUGE Thank You to everyone that came out to my Open House last week!  It was fun.

Today is my monthly hostess club and I decided to use the Mosaic Madness stamp set, coordinating punch and embossing folder.  This set and accessories are so much fun!  The possibilities are endless with all the little pieces fitting together like puzzle pieces.  Awesome set to showcase the new 2013-2014 In-Colors.

This is the first card we made, and my favorite.  I love the Coastal Cabana and Strawberry Slush color combo.  It's just so summery.  I CASE'd this from another demo (sorry, I do not remember your name), and changed up the arrangement of quatrafoils.  The banner is from the new Hostess sets in the new catalog, Banner Greetings.  So cute, so versatile, and a steal at just 8 hostess dollars.  The Strawberry DSP, comes from the Specialty Designer Series Paper, "Quatrafancy,"  It's a great pack of paper for summer.  We did find my Strawberry Slush ink pad to be very juicy.  This presented a little problem with the Banner Greetings because the writing is so fine.  It didn't take much ink to seep into the words, blurring them :(  After some trial and error, we found if we just laid the stamp on the ink pad, did not tap, and then picked up the stamp, it worked.  As I use this ink more it will dry up and shouldn't cause any more issues. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Feel free to leave a comment :)

Monday, June 3, 2013

It's Here! The 2013-2014 Annual Catalog & A Sale!

Sorry I've been lax in updating the blog again.  I was doing so well, but then May came.  May is the when the kids get out of school here in Alabama.  That means all the fun end of year activities, which means, mom, ME is running to field trips, end of year parties. . .Anyway, in the middle of all this was the Stampin' Up! catalog transition time.  Out with the old and in with the new!  I don't know about you, but by the time April/May rolls around, I am more then ready for some new crafty supplies and inspiration.

Here is the new catalog that went live on Friday.

You can find the on-line version on my blog to the right, along with supply list for the projects inside :)

Now, I also mentioned a sale!

Sale: 25 percent off three of our greeting sets!
No limits and get them on any order type (workshop, customer, demonstrator, or online).
Dates: May 31-June 30, 2013
Sale Price Retail Price Description Item
$17.96 $23.95 Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set 132070
$13.46 $17.95 Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set 126707
$14.96 $19.95 Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set 132085
$11.21 $14.95 Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set 126457
$21.71 $28.95 Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set 128706
$15.71 $20.95 Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set 122497

Great sale!  My favorite of these is Petite Pairs.  It works well for some many occasions and plays nicely with many of the punches.

Well, gotta run.  My Annual New Catalog Open House sale is on Friday and Saturday.  I have to finish getting ready.  Hope to see you there!