Tuesday, April 22, 2014

By the Seashore

Happy Tuesday, Friends!

Boy, things have been hoppin' around here.  It's definitely an exciting time and I'm feeling extremely blessed to be able to be home full time to do what I love to do....STAMP and CREATE.  I went through all of my stamp sets last night with the newly released "Retired List" and man, oh MAN am I going to have lots of sets for sale at my "Happy Retirement Hoopla" event.  Now, of course, there are some that I'm sad to see go but I'll tell you a little secret....Stampin' Up! always replaces my favorites with even better and NEW favorites with the premiere of their new catalog.  It never fails.

Speaking of the New Catalog Premiere....If you haven't reserved your copy from me yet, please make sure to either email me or leave me a comment here on the blog and let me know you would like one of your very own.  For those of you who are local, there's no charge.  For those who are long distance, I will be happy to mail you a copy when you pay the shipping cost.  Like I said, just send me a note and we'll get you all set up.

Now...I have a fun card to share with you today.  "By the Seashore" (Item #132852 wood/ #126532 clear) is one of my favorite stamp sets and it's not retiring.  Woot!  I wanted to make a quick "Thank You" card for Brittany's new in-laws who had us all over for Easter dinner and this card should arrive in their mailbox tomorrow.  They are huge "beach" and "ocean" people so I hope they like the card.

I love the color palette that coordinates with the "High Tide" Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Catalog.  The colors I used are Pacific Point, Smoky Slate, Summer Starfruit, Calypso Coral and Whisper White.  The Summer Starfruit line of products is retiring.  That includes the ribbon on this card.  I have to be honest....Summer Starfruit was most definitely NOT one of my favorite In Colors when they debuted but it really has grown on me.

Here's a look at the designs that are included in the High Tide DSP pack (Item #137394)


It's even prettier in person. :-)  I will be ordering more of it this week to stock up AND I'll get FREE SHIPPING.  Ugh!  I just love my company!

Did I tell you that I preordered the NEW "Project Life" products yesterday?  Yep!  I will definitely be stalking my UPS guy tomorrow.  I can't wait to see all of the goodies that are included and I'm excited that all of the designs will be exclusive to Stampin' Up!

Alrighty....I'm off to stamp something fun before I turn in.

Wishing you a wonderful evening,




Monday, April 21, 2014

ALERT! AWESOME WEEK AHEAD!

Hey there, Peeps!!

I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend.  We sure did.  I'm still stuffed!

Let's get right to it.....AMAZING NEWS from Stampin' Up! this week....
Here are the deets.....

First of all....


Yep!  You read that right!  This week, April 21-25, Stampin Up! is NOT charging shipping on all standard mail orders!!  WAHOO!!  It doesn't matter if you place one order or a hundred and one orders!  SUH-WEET!

Next.....Guess what came out today???

It's that time of year....Today the "Retired List" of hundreds of stamps and accessories was released.  This year they are on a "get 'em til they're gone" basis.  So....run...don't walk (or just click) and see what's on your "must have" list and order them while they're still available.  I'm stocking up on Dazzling Diamonds.  I can't live without it!! But the REALLY BIG ITEM I can't live without is.....

This one!!!!





RED ALERT, PEOPLE!!!

The "Dress Up Framelit Dies"!!!  Are you kidding me???  I use these for all of my Punch Art Disney Princess Dresses!  PLEASE make sure to order yours before they're gone!!  Item #130101  Seriously....don't wait!!


Are you ready to see the list?  Ok...Here you go....  JUST CLICK HERE FOR THE RETIRED LIST

Alrighty....I'm off to make my list of goodies to order.  What are you stocking up on before it's gone?  Let me know!

Wishing you a magical day,

Thursday, April 17, 2014

NEW Princess Dress Punch Art Debut

Ok....I couldn't stand it!

I've been working on this new project all evening and I just can't go to bed without at least showing it to you.  I'm SO excited!!!

Here's the brand new...HOT off the presses (or my desk anyway...) Suitably Punched-Disney Princess Punch Art Dress.....

"Elsa" from Disney's "Frozen"


I shot this quick photo of the completed project so I could get it posted here on my blog.  I promise you there will be more photos with close up shots too.  I took the photos for the tutorial as I went so "Elsa" will be joining the other Disney Princesses here on my Tutorials For Sale page.
If you'd like to see the princesses that are available, just click the link at the top of the page.
I guess I should post "Anna" here too so that "Elsa" feels right at home.

 Thanks so much for stopping by.  Come back soon!

Wishing you a magical day,

Michelle

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Project Life & Stampin' Up!

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY!

I'm absolutely GIDDY about the news from SU! today.
Stampin' Up! and Project Life, created by Becky Higgins, are joining together to make the scrapbooking "magic" happen.  Are you a scrapbooker?  Have you tried Project Life?  Let me tell ya....it's awesome and having the exclusive Project Life designs that coordinate with the exclusive colors of Stampin' Up!...THAT is definitely magical.

I can't wait to get my hands on the entire line of products.  Check out this video from Stampin' Up! co-founder Shelli Gardner and Project Life creator Becky Higgins...


What a perfect partnership.  If you're like me and you have boxes upon boxes of photos that you've intended to get in to scrapbooks for the past several (or even more) years, Project Life is an incredible way to get your memories into fun and easy to create keepsakes that will be treasured for years to come.
 
Check out this Sneak Peek of the items that are coming soon...
 
 

These products will be available very soon and I'll be sitting at my computer ready to roll on April 21st when the preorder items will be available to all SU! demonstrators.  I cant WAIT!

Now is a great time to get a no obligation starter kit so that YOU can preorder yours at up to 30% on Monday April 21st.  Our No Obligation Starter kit includes $125 in product of your choice for $99 with FREE shipping.  Be a part of my team by Monday and you'll be able to also get first dibs on the retiring items that will be announced and get an additional 30% off of that order too.  


There are very few things in life that are a Win-Win but THIS opportunity is definitely one of them.  Take advantage of it so you don't miss anything.  Click HERE TO JOIN NOW
I have "Welcome Packets" and fun treats  ready to mail out to everyone who joins the fun.  I'd love to send one to you.

Wishing you a magical day,



Carrots and Candy and Bunnies...Oh My!

Hey there, Peeps!

Wowzer!  Are we ever getting a soaking rain here today?  I'm so happy to be here in the studio where it's dry and looking out the window at all of the blooms popping up out there.

Today I'm sharing a sweet Easter ensemble with you.  The little "carrots" are my take on the traditional "sour cream" containers.  I made them a little  more elongated so they looked more like carrots.  These carrots are filled with malted Easter eggs. Mmmmm!  The "greens" on the carrot tops are made using just a scrap of green card stock and my awesome "Fringe Scissors".


The card measure 4" x 4" and it so sweet in person.  I stamped the little bunny and greeting from the "Eggstra Spectacular" stamp set.  It's just precious.


I took a coordinating piece of the "Watercolor Wonder" Designer Series Paper and used my Envelope Punch Board to create a fun, little envelope too.  How fun is THAT?

Are you ready for this weekend's festivities?  I'm excited to have our family together for Easter dinner and just enjoy each other's company.

Be sure to check out the Weekly Deals that were announced today.  You can order yours at my Online Store by just CLICKING HERE

Ok...I'm off to get a little organizing done in the studio.

Wishing you a magical day,




Monday, April 14, 2014

NEW Classes Announced

Happy Monday Peeps!

I'm excited to share the fun, new classes that I've added to my calendar with you today.  I have been a busy bee in the studio and I can't wait to share the cards and other projects with you.

Please make sure to RSVP for the classes you'd like to attend to save your seat. 
I hope you can join me.

"CARD BUFFET" - A.M. SESSION  10:00 A.M.
What's a "Card Buffet"?  Well, you come and choose the card designs you'd like to create and make as many of each as you'd like.  It's a "pay as you stamp" event.  The designs will be easy for you to duplicate at home too.  FUN!
The cost will be $2.00 per card and envelopes will be included.

**THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT TWO DIFFERENT TIMES/SAME DAY  10 A.M. AND 7 P.M.  PLEASE SPECIFY WHICH TIME YOU'D PREFER TO ATTEND**


Come and bring a friend and stamp til you drop!
RSVP PLEASE - No later than Saturday, April 19th.
 
"CARD BUFFET" - P.M. SESSION  7:00 P.M.
What's a "Card Buffet"?  Well, you come and choose the card designs you'd like to create and make as many of each as you'd like.  It's a "pay as you stamp" event.  The designs will be easy for you to duplicate at home too.  FUN!
The cost will be $2.00 per card and envelopes will be included.

**THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT TWO DIFFERENT TIMES/SAME DAY  10 A.M. AND 7 P.M.  PLEASE SPECIFY WHICH TIME YOU'D PREFER TO ATTEND**

Come and bring a friend and stamp til you drop!
RSVP PLEASE - No later than Saturday, April 19th.

"HIP, HIP, HOORAY" CARD CLASS - A.M. SESSION  10:00 A.M.

Come and create 20 fun cards using the "Hip, Hip, Hooray!" Card Kit.  This class is being offered in two separate sessions...10 a.m. and 7 p.m.  Be sure to specify your choice of times.
Class Fee:  $25.00

This is a prepaid class.  Payments accepted: cash, check and Paypal.  For more info, please email shellsuit@verizon.net
 
"HIP, HIP, HOORAY" CARD CLASS -P.M. SESSION  7:00 P.M.
 
Come and create 20 fun cards using the "Hip, Hip, Hooray!" Card Kit.  This class is being offered in two separate sessions...10 a.m. and 7 p.m.  Be sure to specify your choice of times.
Class Fee:  $25.00

This is a prepaid class.  Payments accepted: cash, check and Paypal.  For more info, please email shellsuit@verizon.net
 
Wishing you a magical day,
 
 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

"Roxie Red Robin" - New Punch Art Critter

Hey Peeps!

I just had to pop in and share this with you.  I've been working in the studio non stop today and I just couldn't wait to show the NEW addition to the "Suitably Punched Critter" Collection.

Please help me welcome "Roxie Red Robin"...


I saw a couple of plump robins outside my window today and I just had to create one for the SPC Collection.  I love that she's sitting patiently and waiting for her new babies to hatch.  "Hello, Spring!"

Since it's almost midnight here....I will sign off for now.  Before I go, I want to tell you about a very special offer.  The very first customer to place an order at my Online Store after this post goes "Live" will receive this ORIGINAL punch art critter design as my gift.  I've never given away and a original design before but I'd love to share Roxie with someone special.

So....will "Roxie" be flying to your house?  We'll have to wait and see who is first.

Wishing you a terrific Thursday,
Michelle