Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Shimmery White Paper Share

I have decided to do a paper share, I guess I can call it that for lack of a better name!

I am able to get a large bulk quantity of Shimmery White Paper. It is exactly the same as Stampin' Up's shimmery white for about a third of the cost.

So, here are the details! All sheets will be 8.5 x 11.

Package of 25 - $6.50 = $.26 per sheet
Package of 50 - $12.00 = $.24 per sheet

(SU's paper is $.75 per sheet this does not include shipping and tax!)

So, the total cost with shipping will be:
25 - $11.00 - for the flat rate envelope or $15.00 for the flat rate box
50 - $16.50 - for the flat rate envelope or $20.00 for the flat rate box

I will mail these out USPS Priority mail. I can either use the flat rate envelope or the flat rate box. I will carefully package the paper with chipboard to protect it, but there is only just so much protection with the envelope. The bigger package is a little more to mail but consider sharing with other local demonstrators, upline or downline. This way you will be able to split the cost of shipping so it is more reasonable. The paper should be fine in this box and will be easier to safely package.

I can accept paypal, checks, and money orders. If you are interested please email me at
cpw3431@verizon.net and I can give you further details as needed.

So, that you know I do not have the paper in hand but will order as soon as I have enough orders. At that point it will take approximately 5 - 7 days to receive the paper, I will then package and send it out. I will post updates as frequently as I can. Thank you for considering participating!

P.S. The card that was posted before this post used some of the shimmery white paper that is available in this share.

Monday, January 29, 2007

This was my card for the sketch challenge last week, I really like the way this turned out. As soon as I saw the sketch I knew that I wanted to use these brads. I have been dieing to use them on something and nothing I have done lately seemed to be conducive to them. This was the perfect spot for them!
The paper is Cool Carribean, Chocolate Chip & Shimmery white. (I will be posting more about shimmery white paper later today.) The ink is taken with teal, not quite navy and mellow moss. The ribbon is some of the cool spools that Michael's has now. I sponged around the edges of the Shimmery White. The stamp sets are two of the current Sell A Brations sets.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Swap items

Ok this is one of those cute little mailboxes from Target Dollar Spot. They were so awesome! I managed to pick up a few before they were totally gone!

Each month I do a swap with a friend and sometimes I feel very challenged at coming up with something new and exciting as well as different! I tend to feel like I do the same things over and over and don't want it to be that way. But it is hard when you are in a slump to come up with something different. Well, I know these mailboxes are not 'different' but it was new for me so it kind of felt that way!

I used the designer paper from SU and several of the different Sell a bration sets. The ribbon is some 'Jody' ribbon, I thought it went well with this! The opposite side has a saying with a few primas around it. I really felt like the whole thing needed something else but I could not decide on anything that I liked. So, I left it like this. It is a little plain but sometimes I think that works.

Just a little note about the designer paper. I am curious if the recipient has noticed! ;) I made painstakingly sure that the stripes on the flag pole matched the actual box when it is in the down position! Also note the dot in the middle of the prima on the flag bottom, it matches too! I was quite proud of myself for doing that if I say so myself! LOL!!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Count the days!

I had a stamping day with my upline and some other demo's last week. We do a shoebox swap when we get together. I always enjoy getting together with them because everyone always has such wonderful ideas. This little calendar is similar to a project that one of the girls brought. I thought it was so cute, so I had to come home and try it in a different color combination. This was my result!

I used Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy and Cool Carribean card stock and Not Quite Navy ink. The little calendar I got from a Vippies booth when they were at a local stamp show a few months back. The ribbon is a wonderful crushed velvet that I found at Michael's. They have some really cool new little spools of ribbon and this is one of the one's I got.
And probably the coolest part of all this is I used my free sample of Uhu glue roller that I got recently. The samples were from Maria Filosa's Uhu Project - you can check out her blog here http://www.mariafilosa.com/.
I must say I am very impressed with the Uhu glue roller. I love the feel of it as you apply it to the cardstock. My biggest challenge now is going to be finding a place to get it. I have been unable to locate it locally! I hope I can find some soon. I love it!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

I came up with this card after doing the color challenge card. This card uses orchid opulence and always artichoke. The weathered background stamp is stamped with orchid on orchid. The flowers were colored with watercolor crayons and then I misted the stamp before stamping on the paper. I just stamped it three times so I could get the lighter impressions of it.

The brads are Karen Foster Loopy brads. I have had these for a while and have been wanting to use them. Seems as though everytime I try they just don't look right. Well I finally found the card they work on!

Challenge stamping

Well, I decided to try the color challenge this week at SCS. I wasn't real crazy about it but this is what I came up with.
The little friend tag had the perfect colors in it for this challenge too. It is from a set of tags that my daughter picked out and gave me for Christmas. I believe she got it from the scrapbooking section at Target.
The colors used on this are pale plum, sage shadow, and close to cocoa. I never have used the sage much but it works on here. I also used perfect plum ink for the saying. The ribbon was white grosgrain that I ran across the ink pad a few times to give it the plum color. With all the ribbon I have after doing Jody's ribbon shares I didn't have one that went with this I was a bit surprised to not find a match!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Not exactly Stamping!

Ok, well this isn't exactly stamping but I was rather proud of how it turned out. Some close friends of my husband and I are getting ready to be first time grandparents. Well today there was a baby shower for their daughter.

While talking with some friends on SCS a few weeks ago Sharon mentioned a diaper cake as a good baby shower present. Well, it has been so long since I had been to a baby shower or in a baby store I had no idea what she was talking about. Kindly enough she posted a link to a place that makes and sells these. After looking at their website I decided that I could do it and save myself a ton of money!

My sister and her husband visited last weekend and I talked my sister into helping me get this put together. It really came together very easily. I was surprised. The core has a container of wipes in it to help take up some of the space. This uses one package of small diapers. The theme for the nursery is fish and ocean lifeh. I was happy to have found the fishy type elements to use on here. And I love the octopus that is on the top, when you squeeze his head he plays music and in each of his legs there is a button when pushed says the color of what is on that tentacle.

There are washcloths, diaper pins, baby bath, baby lotion and ointments, rattles, nail clipper set, medicine dropper, wipes, bath toys, baby powder, goldfish container all included on it.

It seemed to be a big hit!