April 21, 2011


Hi all!!! I hope you are enjoying your week - I am as the sun has been out, and it is starting to warm up! I am definitely NOT a cold weather girl, lol! Sooo, the sun on my face is wonderful and makes me happy :-)  I also found out some news about my knee this week:  I definitely have a tear in my meniscus as well as some damage to my knee cap so I will be seeing a specialist next week to see what the next step will be in making me better and getting it to stop hurting! All in all, I am starting to feel like maybe there is a light at the end of this tunnel and I can start getting my life back to normal soon....whatever that is, lol!  Meanwhile, I have been doing some stamping and having fun with the promotion stamp set and designer series paper on special this month! The stamp set is called Four Frames and the paper is called Paisley Petals and is BEAUTIFUL!! The stamp set ROCKS - there are four fun stamps in the set and they can all be punched out using the Designer Label Punch!  I have two cards to share with you today that I made using this paper and stamp set - and I am loving playing with them!  The first card uses Whisper White as the base and I embossed it using the Finial Press embossing folder.  I pulled the Peach Parfait from the patterned paper so I could use the yummy ribbon and the card stock, which I stamped with the Sanded background stamp.  Both patterned paper and card stock have been punched using the Scallop Edge punch.  And, just look at that frame from the stamp set - just soooo pretty! I stamped it on Marina Mist in Peach Parfait and then punched it out, adding some pretty pearls! Simple but pretty, and I am loving the colors!
This second card uses the same set and papers, but the emphasis of color is on the burgundy, which I love! For the base card, I embossed the Whisper White with the Perfect Polka Dots folder this time, and edge punched the papers with the Eyelet Border punch.  The frame is stamped on Whisper White using Pear Pizazz ink and then I stamped the sentiment in Marina Mist on the same color card stock, punching it out with the Small Oval punch and popping it up on dimensionals.  That yummy ribbon is the Marina Mist Satin ribbon - isn't just beautiful??!! I love that big bow, makes me happy!! :-)  This stamp set and patterned paper are a sneak peek from the new catalog that will premiere in July BUT you CAN own it right now and here is how:

Spring is Blossoming Promotion: April 1 - 30, 2011

The Stampin' Up! Spring is Blossoming Promotion offers customers the opportunity to purchase two sneak peek products from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. You can get these brand-new products in one of two ways:

1) Online Order
•Spend $20* on any Stampin' Up! products and become eligible to purchase both the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.
•Both items can be purchased once the $20 minimum is met; there is a limit of five per product once the $20 minimum is met. Ordering another $20 of Stampin' Up! products resets the limit and allows you to purchase another five Designer Series Papers and/or stamp sets.

2) Host a Workshop
•Host a $350* workshop and get the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper for FREE! Email me for details if you would like to place a combined order with friends or place a single order through me to earn these products free!

Item Costs: 
Four Frames Stamp Set
W: item 123440, $20.95
C: item 123442,$15.95
Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper
item 122367, $9.95

•There is a limit of one Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper per workshop.
*Net sales before tax and shipping

Pretty awesome, right??!! BUT, this offer is only good until the end of this month so if you want them (and you know you do, lol) go to my online store or contact me and we can get your order in! I hope you like the samples I have made with these fun new products - I have two more cards to show you tomorrow! Until then, have a wonderful day and happy stampin'!
Card One Recipe:
Paper - Whisper White, Peach Parfait, Marina Mist card stock, Paisley Petals Designer Series paper
Inks - Peach Parfait classic ink
Stamps - Four Frames, Sanded background stamp
Tools - Scallop Edge Border punch, Big Shot, Finial Press embossing folder, Designer Label punch
Accessories - Basic Pearls, Peach Parfait twill ribbon
Card Two Recipe:
Paper - Whisper White, Bravo Burgundy, Marina Mist card stock, Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper
Inks - Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz classic inks
Stamps - Four Frames
Tools - Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Eyelet Border Punch, Designer Label punch, Small Oval punch
Accessories - Marina Mist Satin ribbon, Basic Rhinestones


Crystal said...

Fabulous color combos....BEAUTIFUL Alex, hope you have a wonderful Easter hun!

littlebitoftoto said...

Nice cards...praying that your knee is better soon....

Diane said...

Sure hope they will fix up your knee soon so you don't suffer any longer!
Beautiful cards Alex,don't you just LOVE those new papers!!!
Gorgeous! Happy Easter to you and your family!