Tuesday, February 21, 2012

How I save money stamping!!

BWHAAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!! I'm sorry....did you think I'd have real tips for you crafters out there on how to save money on your most favoritest hobby EVAH?!?! While I can say I'm not in debt over this fun pastime of mine...I must share my blog post title did make me giggle!!

When I first began stamping I justified to myself that I was saving SO MUCH MONEY because I would make my own cards instead of paying $120 for a beautiful card elsewhere. My fellow stampers will laugh out LOUD at that because honestly, the hobby part of my obsession with paper crafting means that I'm lucky if I save any money. When Stampin' Up comes out with a new catalog it is VERY hard to restrain myself because I LOVE IT ALL!! My stampy friends and I tweet and email each other "WHAT DID YOU GET?!" and then try not to tackle the UPS Man when he pulls in front of our home.
While I may not save a lot of money....I thoroughly enjoy making custom cards for my friends. Many times I'll make an extra set of cards from my class or club to have ready....but my amazing friend Stephanie loves the color yellow and I wanted to make a special card for her birthday. I don't stamp many yellow cards, but she is the person I think of when I see yellow.  So, here is a pic of her birthday card I sent her:
Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts; Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Silver Glimmer Paper (DSP); Ink: Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Summer Sun (retired); Accessories: Simply Scored score board, Small Heart Punch, Full Heart Punch, Fashionable Hearts embosslit
I should have taken a picture of the inside--I used a stamp I found at a stamp show last year:
"If you were a cow, you'd be a belt by now." 
Since we're in our 40's now we can send cards like that to each other and laugh. Out loud.

Have any irreverent stamps? I only have a handful....I need more.
Thanks for stopping by!
XOXO
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Did I mention I'm a procrastinator?

This is procrastination at its finest....I have 2...yes, TWO...Valentine's Day posts I saved here in blogger and W T Heck...I totally forgot about them. Pffffffth. So...let me share my cute Valentine Cards with you...AFTER VALENTINE'S DAY when no one cares! Oy!

My Big Shot was used significantly for this card...Dots Embossing Folder, Fashionable Hearts Embosslit...stinkin cute! Stamp is from the PS I love You from the Occasions Mini Catalog. Paper is Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White...and of course some of that awesome Silver Glimmer Paper punched with the small heart punch!
Thanks for looking at my late post!
XOXO

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Clean and Simple Valentine.....

I love clean and simple cards...I don't know why I don't make more of them. I guess I'm always trying to outdo myself when I start a card and add another layer...another embellishment...and then it starts to look too busy and then I scrap it and start over! So I was thinking of another card for my Stamp Club ladies to make and thought of this gorgeousness I saw at Stampin' Up Leadership Conference:

And thought the In Colors would look so good....so changed up the direction, colors and card base to this:

Stamp set: PS I love you; Ink: Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party; Paper: Whisper White; Accessories: Simply Scored, Full Heart Punch, Stampin' ma jig (good grief is that how you spell that? LOL)
and of course I used the amazing Simply Scored board to score the lines top and bottom.

Ok so Sale-A-Bration is going on until the end of March...for every $50 you order you receive a free item from the awesome Sale-A-Bration catalog! SQUEEEEE!!! Also, for new recruits that sign during this time, you receive $50 off the starter kit price (SQUEE!!!) and your choice of a Designer Series Paper or digital download for the rest of this year!! That is another $100+ in free product!! SQUEEEEEE!!!!! Go to my Stampin' Up website to shop or sign up! I'd love to have you on my team! www.darthsunshine.stampinup.net


Thanks for looking!
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Friday, February 3, 2012

Valentines Peek! SQUEEE!!!

Spring Stamp Club begins tomorrow and the ladies are making Valentine cards...this is a snippet of an iPhone picture so forgive me...I'll post better pictures later but couldn't wait to share!
I got the idea for these cards from some I saw at Stampin' Up Leadership Conference last week....and changed up colors and techniques!
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