Monday, July 27, 2009

FINAL Deal of the week - from SU

Well, my friends, sales from SU don't come around often. So take advantage of it! This is the last "deal of the week" special... get it while you can!

Heart to Heart punch, regular price $15.95
Item #113694
(offer good 7/27 - 8/2, order online today! Click "SHOP NOW")

FREE **NEW** Idea Book & catalog when you book a workshop or spend $40 on SU merchandise!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Scripture card #6 ... summer Faith project

This has been a very personal message for me lately. And an inspiration on many levels...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Deal of the week - 7/20 thru 7/27


Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, regular price $29.95
Item #112454
(offer good 7/20 - 7/27, order online today! Click "SHOP NOW")

FREE **NEW** Idea Book & catalog when you book a workshop or spend $40 on SU merchandise!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

A view of my work space...

Here's a random shot of my workspace ... I was taking a pic of a recent creation, and accidentally hit the shutter button while I was messin' with the settings. Oops! And then I looked at the pic - oh cute! So, there's my ink pad tower, my ribbon organizer, my camera lens and my messy table top.

What does YOUR workspace look like?!

So, while I'm here let's address how I take the pics for my blog. I use my Ott-Lite to give me proper lighting and then create a background (in this case I taped up a piece of white paper). I bought a few of those cute little easel at Mike's - and here am using a clear one for the 4" x 6" recipe card. Then I zoom in... and voila!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

My name is Lori and I'm an addict...

Yes, I'm addicted to ribbon. I don't know how many spools of ribbon I have... but when Stampin' Up! came out w/ this sampler of ribbons (to use as a sales tool) I just about flipped. Now I can get my hands on all of the ribbon...


Simply beautiful... wow... pardon me... I need a moment.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Scripture card #5 ... summer Faith project

Here's another scripture card... it's 4" x 6". I found a great recipe card box to keep these in. I'll show them off later on down the road...

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Workshop cards....using the new "goods"...

So, I just put the quiche in the oven and now I'm waiting for my friends to show up! Yup... you got it! It's that time of year! Once a year I throw a "pj party"... I make lemon bars, some yummy quiche and fruit salad. We get together and eat good food, drool over the new catalog and mark up all the pages with post-it notes. Oh yeah, and we make a few things... here's what we're doing today...

I just got my hands on this beautiful designer paper. Isn't it pretty?! I love the bright yellow (aka "Crushed Curry") and the deep magenta (aka "Rich Razzleberry")... they are just beautiful! aren't they?!

I love these cute little trees. Don't you?!

And here's a fun technique... you'll need the following items: stamp, versamark pad, card stock and chalks. First step - ink up the stamp image with Versamark and stamp the cardstock. Second - gently and slowly dab your designated chalk color onto the wet Versamark ink. Don't smear it on... just dab it on. You can use as little or as much chalk as you want - when you add more it adds to the color intensity. Fun, eh? Then some people recommend spraying the card stock with a clear coat paint... it'll keep the chalk in place.

If you couldn't join us this time... you can next time!

Friday, July 10, 2009

NEW Vinyl rub-ons!!!

Like we needed a reminder to eat when we walked in the kitchen?! I'm in love with this new vinyl rub-on in SU's newest Idea Book & Catalog. And I'm going to have to find a way to get this into my house without Dear Hubby finding out. Do you think he'd notice if I rearranged all the art in the kitchen and stuck a big word and eating utensils on the wall?! I don't think he'll notice... I'll let you know how it goes.


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I've got great friends...

If you know me well you know that I surround myself with friends... sometimes it's one friend, sometimes 15... either way, friends are highly important to me. So I often find myself making cards to thand my friends for being my friend! HA!

Here I used some of my favorite colors, stamp wheel and ribbon. I made an easy, no-frills card as I was racing the clock to get the card in the mail box before the post run for the day.

I'm grateful for my friends and all of our good memories! Love you guys!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Scripture card #4 ... summer Faith project

Some time ago I had a long discussion with a friend about WHERE God lives. We argued over this verse... and I still stand by the fact that God lives in my heart.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

TOOL: In-Color combo chart for 2009-2010 In Colors

I love this time of year... it's almost like Christmas! The SU Home Office posts up all sorts of new tools for us to share with our valued supporters. Here is one of my favs...

As you know, SU comes out with a new line of colors... kind of "this seasons" favs... they run for the length of the catalog and then we wait for a new set of colors. What fun to play with ...

New colors this year...

The link below will provide you with lots of ideas for color combinations between the In-Colors and the regular color families: Soft Subtles, Earth Elements, Rich Regals and Bold Brights. Have fun making up come of your own, as well!

Link: In-Color combo chart

(this link is also posted to the left for future reference)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Deal of the week - 7/1 thru 7/5

Well, the excitement is upon us! Our new Idea book & Catalog is here... our new Definitely Decorative catalog is here (our vinyl rub-on products formerly known as "Decor Elements")... and the specials are starting to roll in! Can you feel the excitement?!

Scallop Edge punch $10.99 (this is over 30% off original price)
Item #112091
(offer good 7/1 - 7/5, order online today! Click "SHOP NOW")

FREE **NEW** Idea Book & catalog when you book a workshop or spend $40 on SU merchandise!

See my website for new classes and project ideas!

Taking pics for my blog...

Some of you have asked how I take the lovely pics of my cards / creations for this blog. It's what my Daddy would call a "jerry-rigged studio". I have a standing Ott-Lite on my stamp table... I tape up a clean & crisp white sheet of paper... set out the small easel ... set-up my display... and shoot away!

Fancy, eh?!