Definitely Decorative Decor` Elements

Monday, April 30, 2012
By now you have heard from me and many other demonstrators (if you are a blog hopper like me) that Stampin' Up! is no longer carrying the Definitely Decorative Decor` Elements.  Don't delay to choose what you want to get for your home decor` NOW before it is too late.  These items are on a WHILE SUPPLIES LAST feature.  Once they are gone they are gone FOREVER!!  I thought I would show you what I purchased for our bedroom wall and I love how adding this makes our bedroom finally look completely finished (we moved in here last June!)

The words say....
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams." - 
Perfect for a bedroom, don't you think!!

There are so many more you can choose from and I will be using many of those 
when my new craft room and kitchen is completed.

Click HERE to see the list of RETIRING DECOR ELEMENTS
and pick yours out TODAY!

Click HERE to shop at my online store.

Still debating on getting some retired stamp sets and accessories?
It is not to late to check out the list and place an order


AND Click HERE for the RETIRING ACCESSORIES LIST

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Christi
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RHSSC #34

Sunday, April 29, 2012
It's been a big weekend for me and now I am exhausted!!  I am so glad that I made up my 
Red Hot Stamper Sketch Challenge card earlier last week.

So here is the sketch we had to work with this week...
 

and here is my take on it...


Check out the inside... How many of you know someone still going strong at
age 95???!!!

I wanted to feature the NOT SO SERIOUSLY! Stamp Set because it is
retiring and I haven't used it nearly enough as well as the ATTIC BOUTIQUE 
Designer Paper that is in the Occasions Mini which is only good through April 30
Yes - TOMORROW!!  So if you want to snag some of this cute paper, contact me by tomorrow
or click HERE to go to my online store and place an order for yourself.

The other Stamp Set I used is called LOOK WHO'S TURNING 
(which is also on the retiring stamp set list.)

Check out the Retiring Stamp Set List as well as the
Retiring Decor` Elements

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Christi
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Bridal Shower

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Today is the big day for the Bridal Shower for our son, Joey's, fiance` Melissa, 
and I am so excited to have all my sisters together for this fun occasion.
I am so thankful for all the work that they put into making this day special for Melissa.

This is the card that I made to accompany the gift I am giving Melissa.  

I was sad to see that both stamp sets used here (TOTALLY TESS and Curvy VERSES) 
are on the retired stamp set list.  So if you don't want these to slip through your fingers, 
click HERE to place an order.
The colors I chose are based on the colors of Joey and Melissa's wedding...
Tempting Turquoise and Chocolate Chip.
Embossing Folders Used: Vintage Wallpaper, Manhattan Flower

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Christi

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Bridal Shower Invites

Friday, April 27, 2012
So what are my sisters are all in town for?
A Bridal Shower for Melissa, our son, Joey's, fiance`
This is our last child to get married and the last grandchild on my side of the family
so we are pretty excited about this fun event.

Yesterday we got our Mani's and Pedi's together - always more fun when done together!!
We went shopping for all the yummy food ingredients we will need for the shower, and preparing
and, of course, lunch and dinner together - with lots of laughs and memories shared.


This is the shower invitation that we sent out to the guests


I used some retired colors which really are not the wedding colors, 
but I had them ready to go before they told me their colors.  
Colors used here are Soft Sky and Groovy Guava.
Stamp Sets Used are: Baroque Motifs and Kindness Matters
Both of these sets are an the retired list so scroll down to yesterday's blog post
to click on the retired lists before it is too late to get these wonderful stamp set.

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Christi
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Lucky Leftovers

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Today I am playing with my sisters so my friends had to take a week off.
I know I will miss my time with my friends, 
but I also know that being with my sisters always takes a high priority.
Check in tomorrow to see what we sisters are up to this weekend.

So for today's post I thought I would show you two of the cards that "Friend Rachel"
made with the leftover designer paper scraps that I sent home with her the week before
so when she came last week she brought these to show us what she did with them.


I love watching Rachel create and so thankful that she put these pieces to good use
She used the stamps sets SHORT AND SWEET (which is on the retired list) and 
SWEETS FOR THE SWEET.

Don't forget to check out the retired lists by clicking on the links below...




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HAVE A BLESSED DAY!!

CHRISTI
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CHECK OUT ALL THE RETIRED LISTS!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The Retiring Lists are all out and here are the links to check them all out.




When you look at the retired accessories list, you'll note that all of our Stampin' Pads are listed. This is for two reasons: (1) Craft Stampin' Pads will now only be available in black and white; and (2) we are introducing a new Firm Foam pad in our Classic Stampin' Pads with the 2012-2013 annual catalog.
The Firm Foam pads offer better ink coverage and, in turn, better stamped images. They will be available for customer order on June 1.
In addition, please note the following changes in the new catalog, which explans some of the products being on the retired list:
  • Only select Stampin' Write Markers will be available individually (Stampin' Write Markers in color collections will continue to be offered)
  • 12" x 12" Textured Card Stock will no longer be offered.
  • 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock will only be available in select individual colors and color collections.
  • Any item with an asterisk next to it is being reconfigured.  An example of this could be repackaging, as in the example above of the markers.
  • Other than the retiring 2010-2012 In Colors, the Stampin' Up! colors are NOT retiring.
IMPORTANT CORRECTION:
Two items that were included on the Retiring Accessories List are not actually retiring. We have updated the lists to remove these items.
208    108360    Craft Scissors
208   103579    Paper Snips

I have been saying that I am excited to see the new catalog and now more than ever because there are sooooo many things retiring.

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CONTACT ME TO PLACE AN  ORDER OR CLICK HERE TO PLACE AN ORDER ON LINE WITH ME

HAVE A BLESSED DAY!!


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Summer Smootches Brads Highlight

Today I wanted to feature the beautiful brads in the 
SUMMER SMOOTCHES product line.  
I am loving the bright and cheery colors involved 
in the Summer Smootches line.
However, even though the items included in this line 
will be carried over into the big catalog, 
the darling brads feature here will NOT be carried over. 
These three cards are among the ones that the ladies made at this 
months Stamp A Stack Classes.

 

 
Inspired By Debbie Henderson
 

So if you love these brads as much as I do, don't delay, contact me today to purchase them.
They will be available through April 30th - That's next week ladies!!
Or Click HERE to place an order on line
Summer Smootches Designer Brads #125589, $6.95
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Christi





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Touchdown!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Oh, I know it is not football season, but this is one of the stamps that is being retired and finding a good idea for a guy card is always high on the ladies list, so I thought it should be featured before it was too late for you to purchase it for your stamp collection.



MENU:
SS: Touchdown!, Just Believe
CS: Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, WW
INK: Early Espresso, Soft Suede (marker to color the football in with)
PUNCHES: Large and small Star (retired)
Accessories: Houndstooth EF, Big Shot, Circles Die, Dimensionals
Inspired By: Diane Malcor

Click HERE to purchase this stamp set before it is too late

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Christi



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Paisley Petals Butterfly

Monday, April 23, 2012
On my quest to use up some retiring Designer Series Paper I ran across this card idea by Kirsteen Gill, and knew that I had a couple packages of the PAISLEY PETALS Designer Paper on hand.


This is actually a very simple sketch made elegant by this beautiful Designer Paper.
I also love the multiple layers of the Butterfly to really set it off.

MENU:
SS: Kindness Matters
CS: WW, Marina Mist, Paisley Petals DSP
INK: Marina Mist
Accessories: Beautiful Wings Die, Big Shot, Organza Ribbon, Dimensionals, 
Basic Pearls, Linen Thread

I had several pieces of the Designer Paper left over so I sent them home with Rachel
and lookie what she came up with...

This is the flip side of the Designer Paper
Pretty isn't it!!  Sometimes it is hard to choose which side to use. 
 
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Christi
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RHSSC #33

Sunday, April 22, 2012
Time for another Red Hot Stamper Sketch Challenge!
This is the sketch we had to work with for this week...
 
When Melina (11 yrs old) came last Monday morning for breakfast she asked 
if I had any sketch challenges to work on, so we looked up the one for today and 
when I asked her what she thought, she said "it looks like a picture frame."
PERFECT!  
I had a photo sitting on the kitchen counter of Dale with the grand kids on our walk 
to the Nature Center during Spring Break.  
So we figured out how to incorporate it in to the sketch challenge

And this is what we did with it...
The bottom left I stamped using the Spanish Stamp Set called FLORES SUAVES, 
and NATURES WALK (which I am happy to say is NOT retiring).
COLORS: Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz 

Okay, what am I going to do with a card that has our pictures on it?
So I cut the back off and added it to 12 x 12 scrapbook page, 
incorporating more of the photos that we took that day.

I had some leftover photo negative strips made from Basic Black Card Stock 
and the (retired) Spiral Punch.  Rachel calls these LUCKY LEFTOVERS!!

For the 12 x 12 Designer Paper I started with a piece of Pear Pizzazz DSP from the IN COLOR paper pack (the sheet that has all the little words on it) then stamped images from NATURES WALK stamp set in Pear Pizzazz (creating my own version of Designer Paper)
I Love how it turned out and it will be a great addition to Tyler and Gracie's scrapbook
and a great memory of our day spent together.

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Christi

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You're a Star!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

My Friend wanted a special notebook made for her brother who participated in the Special Olympics on a basketball team.  Jeff loves to draw and write and this notebook is probably filled in completely by the time I post this, but it was fun to make a special one just for him.

While I'm at it I will show you the journals that I made for the four gals 
who were on the Women's Retreat Committee with me. 

I couldn't resist making each gal a Petite Purse with a treat
Who knows, maybe this cute purse may end up being one 
of the treats for next years Women's Retreat
 
As a Thank you the Women's Ministry gives us gals a separate night at the Haworth Inn and Conference Center so we can read all the evaluation forms from the ladies and do a post retreat recap.  This is a fun time for the five of us to spend some time together that is not work.  
In fact, this is where we are right now.

Click HERE if you missed the post on our Women's Retreat.

This was the first year that we had a group photo taken and I wanted to incorporate that photo along with the color scheme (brown and red) for the retreat.  I also wanted to make each one just a bit different from the others.  I chose a retired Designer Paper called Love Letter.  It has always 
been one of my favorite Designer Papers that Stampin' Up! has had.

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Christi


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Mixed Bunch Butterfly

Friday, April 20, 2012
Thought I would show you a post Sale A Bration Card I made.  I hope you were able to pick up some of this FREE designer paper during Sale A Bration.  I thought this was the BEST Designer Paper offered during Sale A Bration and I can hardly wait until next year's Sale A Bration to see what they come out with.  In the mean time... if you have this paper - GREAT!, but better yet take the sketch and use the Designer Paper you have on hand.

MENU:
SS: Mixed Bunch
CS: Very Vanilla, Enchanted DSP
INK: Versa Mark
PUNCH: Blossom (just trim off two of the petals to create the butterfly)
Accessories: Tempting Turquoise Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 
Brad (Poppy), Ribbon from SAB, Hearts Embossing Folder, 
Edge EF, and coordinating Edgelit
Inspired By: Micki Daniel

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Christi
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Sweet Treats

Thursday, April 19, 2012
You may remember me saying that Thursday's are PLAY DAYS at my house with my gal pals.  What I absolutely LOVE is when Rachel shows up and I ask her what she is planning to work on that day and she says "well, I think I will work on whatever you want me to"!  I LOVE that she just enjoys being together and if she doesn't have a personal project to work on she pitches right in and works on stuff that I have here.  Because you all know... 
I ALWAYS have something going on!

At this months Stamp A Stack this was one of the cards that we made...
Inspired by: Danielle Vincent
MENU: 
SS: Sweet Treats, Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess)
CS: Pool Party, Island Indigo, WW, Poppy Parade
INK: Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Versa Mark
PUNCHES: 3/4" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, Owl Builder
Accessories: Iridescent Ice, Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon, Dimensionals

I had some scraps of designer paper left over and gave her a pile and said 
"here, make something with these", and lookie what she came up with!!!

It is hard to see by this photo, but she stamped the lolly wrapper on a 
window sheet with Staz On Black and then cut it out placing it on top.
Rachel has a great blog too, so click HERE to see what she has to offer today.

I LOVE IT!!  Thanks Rachel!!
Can't wait to see what you bring to Play Day today!!

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Christi
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A Passion For Purses

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
What girl EVER has enough purses?  
That must be what the designers at Stampin' Up! must have thought 
when they came out with this 
PETITE PURSE DIE #125606 for only $32.95.  
This is a NEW item now offered as a SNEAK PEAK from the  
up coming Catalog due to release on June 1st.  
You can buy it in the month of April, 
or you will need to wait until the catalog comes out in June.

I have been having so much fun making these cute little purses.
These first ones I made using the fabric that Stampin' Up! sells.
and then I saw this music related fabric at the local craft store and HAD to make one up for my daughter in law who LOVES music.  
She not only sings beautifully, but she plays both the piano and the organ as well as the violin.
She is a PERFECT accompaniment for our son Jeff who has an amazing voice as well.
These next ones I used the retired Specialty Paper called PRESTO 
It came in Whisper White that had a variety of designs clear embossed
so all I had to do was use my Classic Ink Pad and my Brayer to color the 
Specialty Paper, then wipe off the embossed areas with a tissue.
I think they turned out pretty elegant and I was able to use up some retired
Specialty Paper as well.
Click HERE to Check out the CLEARANCE RACK

 
 The Holly Berry Fabric (purse on the far left in the first photo) is now offered on the Clearance Rack for only $3.99.  You can place your order directly on my on line site form there.  
Sorry, I cannot offer the FREE SHIPPING 
 special on the CLEARANCE RACK items.

If you didn't see the 5 day special that is going on right now (from me only)
click HERE to see Monday's posting for all the details.

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Christi
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