Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Blog Hop! Welcome…

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Welcome to the celebration. If you've arrived here from Lorraine's Blog then you are in the right place. If you just happened upon this post, please start at the beginning over at Crafting with Natasha to join in. Each stop along the way has a "secret word" that you will need for a chance to win the prize. After you've hop to each stop, you will need to email Natasha (natashacrafts@gmail.com) the answer to the "secret phrase". You have until 11:59PM EST on January 6th to enter to win. Winner will be announced on January 7th.

 

Now that the nitty gritty stuff is out of the way, lets get to some fun creations… My first project is our daughter's birth announcement.  I made 80 of these to share with friends, family, and even some special customers!  DSC_0521 Each one was scored using the Simply Score tool, stamped with VersaMark using Stampin’ Up!’s background stamp “ Distressed Dots” then heat embossed with Melon Mambo embossing powder!  Printed the “announcement “ part on Very Vanilla Cardstock, layered it on Basic Gray and attached them to the Basic Black base.  I layered the photo of Addison on Melon Mambo cardstock.  I closed it with Very Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon and an adorable tag using the “welcome, baby” stamp from the Little Additions stamp set layered on Basic Gray. Then I had to add some sparkle, so I spritzed each one with a shimmer paint/rubbing alcohol mixture.   I just love the way this style card opens and yet still fits in a standard envelope!

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Then, with a New Baby, comes gifts… so one needs thank you cards that match, right?  Well here is what I came up with to simplify it,  I made 80 of these as well!

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I used Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, and Basic Gray Cardstock, small heart punch,  circle punches, Melon Mambo ribbon, Melon Mambo Classic Ink and the “Thank you” stamp set from Curly Cute!

How would you like to win a pack of 10 of these thank you cards? Leave a comment below and I’ll randomly pick a winner.  Make sure to add your email address!

Thank you for stopping by to see our “NEW” addition and the fun creations to help welcome Addison!  If you like what you saw, please leave a comment below and a don’t forget to email your answer to the secret phrase to natashacrafts@gmail.com.

My secret word is “year”

Happy Stamping!

Heather :-)

Clearance Rack Blitz!

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Click on “Shop Now” and select the “Clearance Rack” on the left hand side. 

Monday, October 31, 2011

She’s here!

It’s been 2 weeks now, (I’m sorry I didn’t make introductions earlier) and things are starting to get back to normal…

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This is the picture that I took of her, Addison Marie, only a few days old and already sporting one of Mommy’s handmade headbands!  Her announcements are designed and paper is being scored using the new simply scored, it is saving lots of time, and cut.  I will show you the completed announcement once they are done.  There is a lot going on with them, heat embossing, ribbon, scores, etc. And I’m only making 75 of them!

 

Well off to feed her and try and keep up on the housework!

Hope you Halloween is great! 

Heather

Free Big Shot offer extended!

 

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If you have been on the fence about joining Stampin’ Up! now is the time!  The wonderful offer of a FREE big shot (or $100 in Free product of your choice) has been extended to November 11th, 2011.  With this great offer, you have the opportunity to purchase all of you holiday handmade paper crafting gifts at a discount!!!  Worried about making minimums during the holidays?  Don’t! Your quarterly minimums don’t have to be met until March 31st, 2012 and with Sale-a-bration starting in January, minimums are so much easier to meet!  Want more information?  Call, text, email or facebook me today!  Don’t wait until the 11th, get your big shot and starter kit on the way today!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Slacker, Slacker, SLACKER…

Yup, that’s me!  Although, truth be told I have not been slacking but have just not been posting.  I have been working my be-hind off getting ready for a vendor fair which is this Saturday!  BTW, if you stop by and say hi I will have a special treat for you (just mention that you saw this post).

 

Now, you should all have your Holiday Mini Catalog… right?  Well if you don’t, contact me TODAY! You have NO idea what you are missing!  If you do have a Holiday Mini, turn to page 6.  See that adorable wreath made with the WONDERFULISTIC Simply Scored Tool?  Well I saw it and then I searched for the quickest, easiest way to make it and then, I pulled out my favorite fall paper (that would be on page 17 on the Holiday Mini) and I got to work.

 

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Now you have to add those huge buttons, aren’t they the best and some ribbon.  The wreath measures almost 12” in diameter and is much prettier in person.  I’ll have this one for sale along with another fall colored one and then hopefully *fingers crossed I have enough time to finish them*a Christmas one or two.   So stop by and see me.

 

Thanks and happy stamping!

Heather

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

August Stampin’ Up! Special!

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During August, get a FREE
package of Stampin’ Up!’s®
exclusive Designer Series Paper—
a $10.95 value—when you buy
three! Choose from a wide
variety of designs and colors
available in the 2011-2012
Idea Book & Catalog and 2011
Summer Mini Catalog.
Find a Designer Series Paper
for every crafting occasion,
every crafting project, and every
creative mood.

 

122343                 Nautical Expedition (Summer Mini)
122367                Paisley Petals
122357                Beau Ch√Ęteau
122354                Pocketful of Posies
122355                Domestic Goddess
124339                 Just Add Cake
122351                 Frightful Sight
122352                 Timeless Portrait
122350                 Berry Blossoms
122342                  Beyond the Garden
122359                  Well Worn
122347                  Nursery Nest
122349                  Letters to Santa
122348                  Big Top Birthday

To place an order online select the shop now button!  Make sure that you see my name “Heather Roosma” (or your demonstrators') in the upper right hand corner to ensure that you are getting the lowest prices available and qualifying for Stampin’ Rewards!

You can always email or call me with your order as well! 

Thanks,

Heather

A couple more pages…

I was able to get some more scrapbooking in today!  Here is the next sketch copy that I did…  I was unable to copy it exactly as my photos were turned, but I love the idea and incorporated many of the elements… 

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To view my inspirations from these layouts, please stop by Amy’s blog here.  And be sure to leave her a comment!

 

Thanks,

Heather

August Challenge…

This is a challenge for myself, but I would LOVE company!  I want to scrapbook one page a day (or a double page layout)…  I also want to try something that I have rarely done and that is to copy or use a sketch to follow.  A stamping friend shared this wonderful blog with me.  She mostly scrapbooks 4x6 pictures on 12x12 layouts.  I love the simplicity of this idea.  I will *try* to share one a day!  Please leave a comment letting me know what you think and also visit Amy’s blog as well. 

 

Here’s my first layout.

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You can see the sketch here on Amy’s blog.  I did convert it to 12x12 as hers was done in 8 1/2 x 11 and added a picture, plus turned some of them.

 

Thanks Amy for such wonderful inspiration!

 

Heather

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Scrapbooking!!!

Yesterday I started scrapbooking again… it had been a while.  Costco is having their sale on 4x6 photos, so I printed up a bunch and dug in…

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This is Trenton with his baby cousin (1st and only so far) Logan.  This will go in Trenton’s book.

 

 

 

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This is Jaydon holding Logan.  This will go in Jaydon’s book.

 

 

 

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This is the journaling I did,  I used the MDS for the type and then used my new alphabet stamp set for the “Logan” sign.  And attached brads in between.  Look for a new scrapbook page tomorrow!  I hope to post one a day for the month of August!  Also, will be using a wonderful blog to gather inspiration… more details on that tomorrow.  Please feel free to leave a comment below!  I love hearing from you guys…

 

Blessings,

 

Heather

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Our Vaca!

Jaydon had the opportunity to go to Washougal this year for Nationals (dirtbikes) so Mark & I packed up the car and took Bolton & Trenton to the beach, DSC_0048and did we have a great time or what!

  You know when you do laundry and there is more sand in the dryer lint catcher than lint… and I rinsed everything out at the hotel before packing, lol.  DSC_0056

Bolton loves sucking his thumb… every time we’d have to wash his face and then try to get as much of it out of his mouth as possible, but he didn’t care!

 

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After a fun filled day at the beach we hit a great restaurant (we’ve been there many times) where they have chalkboard tables for the “kids” to doodle on before their meal gets there…  Galway Bay!

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We stayed 2 nights and then went to our favorite hotel in Tukwila, WA (Comfort Inn & Suites) and then headed home on Sunday.  It was a wonderful time spent with the 2 youngest and although we missed Jaydon (he came home Sunday night), the boys needed the break from each other.

 

Now I have to get back to that laundry and off this computer!

Thanks for stopping by!

Heather

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Personalized Totes!

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We had a great morning!  Yesterday Jaydon, Trenton, and I hit up the local craft store and found these adorable bags! This morning we started decorating…  using scrap fabric and the big shot Trenton & Bolton now each have their own swimming bags.  Jaydon gets to make his this afternoon (he spent the morning with Grandpa) and I will make one for myself too!  Mark will get one if he is luck, lol.

 

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The bags are made with 100% cotton and are machine washable (a plus for any Mom).  Must give credit where credit is due…I saw this great idea on YouTube (search for “justasip”).

 

Going to be selling these, personalized on the spot, at a local craft fair in November…. due with baby #4 in late October…. yup, I’m crazy! Two years ago when I did this craft fair Bolton was only 6 days old :-) Oh well, if you’re going to go crazy might as well have fun doing it!  If you want one before November email me at stamp-aholic@hotmail.com

Thanks for stopping by!

Heather

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Favorite Hostess Set!

 

I don’t know if I can really choose or not, but if I had to make a decision today this set would07132011203 have to be my new favorite hostess only set!  Ask me again tomorrow, that might change, lol.

The new hostess program is easy to use and allows you to get even more of the products you love for FREE or for 50% off!  Who doesn’t love that?

Here is a brief description of how it works…  You pick a time and date, I come to your house or host your friends and family in my craft room, your workshop sales are $150.00 (before shipping and tax).  You instantly get to pick $25.00 worth of product!!!  Yippee for you!  Now here is where it gets fun!  There are hostess ONLY sets,  like the one pictured above… it is a $13.95 (clear) or $18.95 (wood) value but if you want to use your hostess $$ for this set of 5 gorgeous stamps it will only cost you $8 (clear) or $11 (wood) from your $25.00.

Now say you don’t like ANY of the hostess sets?  Well, I doubt that is possible, but if it is… you can use your $25.00 hostess credit on ANYTHING in the catalog! 

Okay, say you have the best friends in the world and they all place orders (easy to do!) and your workshop is over $400 (before shipping & tax) now you will get $65.00 in Hostess credit and one item in the catalog at 1/2 off!  That means that you could buy the big shot for $50.00, have $65.00 to spend on dies for the big shot, have a wonderful time with friends and family, and have made some new creations all for just hosting a workshop!

Workshops aren’t for everyone and I understand that, with 3 kids myself and the 4th on the way!  But they are easy and if you don’t want to do it at your home, you do have other options… a catalog party (just gather orders and reap the benefits) or schedule a time to have it in my space!

Either way, the benefits are great!  Let me know if I can help you earn free goodies!  To see the breakdown of the new hostess benefits click here.

Thanks,

Heather

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Morning Cup

 

I have a few extra “leftovers” from recent events and wanted to try to use them up on these quick and easy cards…  This was using the Morning Cup set and Watercolor07132011202 Paper, Stampin’ Up! colored pencils and aqua painters to blend!  Anytime you are going to add water or color to an image that has already been stamped, you want to stamp the image using Staz On or a permanent ink to prevent bleeding.  Staz On is Watercolor Paper’s best friend!  

If you have any questions, feel free to post them here, email me at stamp-aholic@hotmail.com or contact me via my website at www.heatherd.stampinup.net

 

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Heather

Monday, July 18, 2011

I Dig You!

 

Using Marker to Stamp technique I 07132011201 colored the skid steer and then stamped on my Top Note Die Whisper White Paper,  I then stamped again on a piece of scratch paper to get a “mask”, cut the mask out.  Then colored the “gifts” stamp and using the mask to cover the bucket I stamped the gifts and added happy birthday on the bottom and then added some grass by coloring again with my marker.  Super Simple and yet every little boy (and some girls, I remember begging my Dad for a mini excavator growing up) dream!  It is mounted on a Choc Chip 8 x 8 (folded at 4”) cardstock base.

Thanks for looking and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me, stamp-aholic@hotmail.com or www.heatherd.stampinup.net

 

Heather

Sunday, July 17, 2011

My Favorite a la carte

 

This adorable “Elebration” Stamp is my new favorite single stamp and priced at just $9.95 (wood mount only) you can’t go wrong! I stamped him with Staz On on watercolor paper and then colored him in using aqua painters and Watercolor Wonder Crayons which by the07132011200 way is my new favorite technique!  I love how you can play and manipulate the colors to get the exact shading you are looking for!  Have you ever tried this technique?   I would love to share it with you & your friends at a workshop in the near future!

 

Thanks for looking and stop by tomorrow for another exciting card!

 

Heather

Saturday, July 16, 2011

New Stamp Sets!!!

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July has been the month of NEW stamp sets!  I earned 6 free stamp sets of my choice for my sales and recruiting during Sale-a-bration earlier this year (thank you to my downline and wonderful friend customers who made this possible!).  However, you who know me well, know that occasionally I will never even use a stamp set that I have hidden away in my arsenal until I find out it is on the retired list and then I wonder why I even got it in the first place (insert *blush* here).  This time though, I am determined this will be different!  So, I assembled all the sets I got and have made it a goal to use each one at least once before it finds it’s way to my stamp closet. 

Now, my husband would say that this is a very creative way to, um how do I put this gently, procrastinate on cleaning up my stamping area… and I agree that I have a problem with organized mess, but it is working so far!  I made over 8 cards this week alone and a few other crafty things using fabric that I will share SOON!07132011199

So,  for putting up with me ranting and raving so long today, I will share two!!!  Aren’t you lucky!  But you will have to come back tomorrow for more, and the next day, and the next day, and so on, I think you get the idea.

Please post a comment letting me know that you have stopped by and which of these 2 is your favorite…  I might even send it you!

 

Thanks and happy stamping!

Heather

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sneak Peek!

I finally got to have some fun in the sun  ink!  And I am loving the new set and matching punch that I preordered (benefit of a being a demonstrator!  Also got two boxes of new catalogs ready to hand out July 1st to anyone who books a workshop or places an order over $50.00)

 

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We used whisper white cs, basic black cs, the NEW In-Colors 2011-2013, timeless junior alphabet, big shot, New Stamp Set: Pennant Parade & New Punch: Petite Pennant Builder! 

 

You can place your order on July 1st, with me at www.heatherd.stampinup.net

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Here is an up-close of the card!   Have a great day and happy Stamping!

 

Heather

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Time to say goodbye!

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You can see it here.

I am offering 10% off everything as a personal promotion in honor of the big 3-0 birthday on June 29th,  available through me only. To receive the 10% discount, you must place your order through me by phone or email by June 29th and I must have payment in hand by then. The discount is taken off the retail price only, full shipping and tax will still be charged. Your order will be shipped directly to you, unless your order is below $69.50 and you would like to save on shipping costs by placing it with the order I will be placing for my club on June 25th.

I am excited because I just placed my order for Sneak Peek sets, papers, accessories, and the new In Colors!  Stay tuned for a New Catalog Party happening in the beginning of July!

I also placed an order for catalogs. If you hosted a workshop with me in the past year, you can get a catalog for free, just contact me to reserve yours! If you haven't, I sell catalogs for $5, so you can reserve a copy as well.

Thanks and blessings!

Heather

Monday, May 16, 2011

#5 of 5…

Well here is the last of the card club cards for June,  which means I can start working on the cards for July right?  Or one of the other billion projects I have going, lol.

 

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I think this is one of my favorite ones.  I love how it all comes together and the bright fun colors.

 

Once again here are all of the details.  Let me know if you have any questions!

 

Thanks again for stopping by and hope to see you soon.  And as always, please feel free to leave a comment, it is always nice to know that I am not talking to myself, lol.

 

Heather

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Trenton!

Today our little Trenton (not so little anymore) turns 4!  Where or where has the time gone?  He is such a spirited boy and so helpful (when he wants to be).  He brings such joy to all of our lives!  So today I take the day off to spend with him (not that I usually do much work on Sundays anyways, he he).

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And here he is in more recent days

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Ah, how we love this guy!

 

Have a wonderful day and come back tomorrow for card #5

 

Thanks,

Heather

Saturday, May 14, 2011

4 of 5 !

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Father’s Day is right around the corner and everyone knows a great father that deserves a card, right?  Even if they aren’t your very own Dad!  This uses a set from the occasion mini catalog that I just can’t part ways with… and it’s clear, so I don’t have too (clear = space saver!)

 

If you still haven’t found more info on the card club you will definitely want to visit my blog post here

 

Until tomorrow!

 

Heather

Friday, May 13, 2011

Card 3 of 5

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And it is a Birthday Card!   This poppy parade paper (say that 5 times fast) is adorable and perfect for a guy or a gal!  It has oodles of dimension too!

 

Visit Wednesdays blog post here to see all the details!

 

Thanks and have a great day!

 

Heather

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Card 2 of 5

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How cute is this?  And perfect for spring.  It is blank inside and could be used for just about anything!  Birthday, thank you, graduation, just because, etc.  For more info on how to get this card in your mail box, please visit this post!

 

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Heather

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New Card Club Announced

This will be a cards by mail club. Each month I will deliver (or mail) 5 completed cards for a variety of events (Birthday, thank you, anniversary, holidays, etc.) You can go either Month by Month (payment due by the 5th of each month and cards will be mailed by the 10th) or prepay for 6 months in advance. The cost is $10.00 per month. If you pay for the 6 months you get a free gift.... (drum roll please) a card organizer! This is great for a gift for a Mom, Grandma or just someone that either isn't crafty or doesn't have the time to be crafty but appreciates handmade cards.

 

I had some free time yesterday so I created the cards a little early that will be featured for June.  Please keep in mind that colors or accessories are subject to change depending on supply. 

 

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This is a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 card and adorable for any occasion!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is card 1 of 5… I will share one a day with my blog followers, but for those that can’t stand the wait, please visit my FB page!

 

To order the 5 cards with envelopes, please email me at stamp-aholic@hotmail.com or call me. 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hot off the Press!

Happy almost May!

I am so excited to share some , Stampin' Up! news, an upcoming kit available, a sneak peek at some new product, and a great deal!  So why not roll this all into one email, lets get started!

Stampin Scrub First, the Stampin' Scrub is available again!  This has been on back order for a while now due to material availability with the manufacturer but it's back.  This great tool can be washed and reused many times. In fact, I still have the original one that came with my kit almost 4 years ago and it is still going strong!

 

KIT Info!  I have created a birthday calendar album and it is ready for preorders! 

 

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                                                      January

 

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January Up close

 

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                                                               February

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Each month has a place to hold cards, plus extra pages in the back for more cards!

 

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                                                       And March 

 

 

 

I think you get the picture!

 

 

Here is what comes with the kit...

  • 6 x 6 ring album in Natural, Real Red, or Navy

  • 15 page protectors

  • Paper precut in 6 x 6 size

  • 3 sheets of birthday and celebrations die cut embellishments from the Good Times Simply Scrappin' Kit

  • Calendars preprinted on Very Vanilla Cardstock and precut

  • Written directions with pictures on how to complete on your own... or watch for times coming in May to create your album here using all of my tools!  The only thing you have to provide is adhesive!

Purchasing these separate would cost almost $65.00 and you would still have to create and print the calendars for each month.  However by purchasing it in this kit I can save you money by dividing up supplies (page protectors, cardstock, and the Simply Scrappin' Kit) and make it more cost effective for everyone at only $45.00 per kit!

Because of the supplies involved, I have to require prepayment on this kit.  I can accept Cash, Check or PayPal for Kits.

This would make a great gift for anyone, a Mom for Mother's Day (order NOW to make sure the supplies get here in time!), fathers day, graduate, or wedding gift!

Okay, time for the sneak peek and a great deal!  Here is a card that I created last night.  

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I used a new stamp set and punch coming out May 1st.   ALL of the paper and ribbon came from my $5.00 grab bag!  And there is enough in the grab bag to make 10 of these cards or more plus it came with envelopes! I added a Stamped Image, adhesive, and a stamp pad!  They are still available through the end of this month...  04272011095Head on over to

 

 

www.heatherd.stampinup.net to get one of your own!  While you are there also check out the Clearance Rack section, there are some great deals to be had!  Designer Series Paper packs for $3.95 and much much more!

Well I think that covers it for now.  Hope you all enjoy the rest of April!

Heather

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Baby News!

Incase you are a blog follower but not a FB friend here is a tad bit of itty bitty news that I want to share…

We are having another BABY!  This will make 4 and then the plan is to be DONE :-)

While I still plan on being a very active and busy demonstrator with Stampin’ Up!, I will also be a mom to a 9, 4, 2, and an infant SO things will be a bit slack for a few months.  We are due October 30th and I will keep you all posted.

 

In other news, I STAMPED TODAY! 

Here is the card I created with Greenhouse Garden, one of my favorite two-step stamping sets

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Well I am off to make dinner for the family (a rarity since Morning sickness lasts all day around here) but they have to eat I guess, lol.

 

Have an awesome evening and please leave a comment, I love to hear that I am not just talking to myself on here!

 

Heather

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Love Bots on Clearance… and a whole lot more!

Hi everyone,  I just checked on my Stampin’ Up! website here and on the shop now button and then on the left hand side I selected the “Clearance Rack” link and let me tell you there is a lot of new goodies that have been added!!!

Love Bots-Girl

Love Bots Girl
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Price: $2.99

Catalog Price : $9.95


Love Bots are just the thing for Valentine’s Day—sign the outside, fill with conversation hearts or other tasty treats, and deliver. To make it even quicker, use the Love Bots personalized name stamp to sign them. Your child can use the stamp later to stamp their personal belongings. But you don’t need to limit them to valentines—they’re equally good for party favors and thank-you gifts.
■ Folded box: 3" x 3" x 5/8"
■ 30 boxes per kit: 15 sheets per kit, 5 each of 3 designs
■ 1 sheet per kit of clear stickers (for sealing boxes)
■ Coordinates with Love Bots personalized name stamp

 

If you are still in need of some valentines goodies for the kiddos or even for yourself to hand out check out these!

 

Thanks,

Heather

Friday, February 4, 2011

10 for $10

On March 12th from 1 pm to 4 pm I am hosting a 10 for $10 with a Birthday theme!  This will be open house style, so please come when you can… over the next few weeks I will be prepping the materials, so if you know you can make it please call, text, or email me (FB works too).   There will be 5 designs and we will make 2 of each card~  Here’s a preview of one I came up with today!

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I love how simple and elegant this is…

 

I hope to see you on March 12th!

 

Heather