Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sweet Floral is my New Favorite!

Hi everyone!

Hope this beautiful summer day finds you's so nice out here today.  I just wanted to share a quick card before I'm off to go swim at my friend's pool. 

This background stamp is one of the new ones that made an appearance July 1st with the new catalogue release. It's called Sweet Floral and it is so elegant. 

Here I've made the card base from Blushing Bride cardstock.  Then inked up the Sweet Floral stamp with Staz On black ink and stamped on vellum.  It's very important to use Staz On when stamping on vellum or other less porous surfaces so it won't smudge.  Once the ink dried, I flipped over the vellum piece and simply used Stampin' Write Markers to colour it from behind.  Then the vellum was attached to a same-sized piece of retired Night & Day DSP.  Instead of using my special invisible vellum glue, I just used a mini brad in each corner to adhere the layers. 

The sentiment is from the Hostess only set "Tagtastic".  It goes great with punches of course! 

Hope you liked it!  Oh, and one more thing before I go.  I wanted to introduce my blog helper...
Her name is Kitty Kitty or KiKi for short.  I think she's actually more of a hinderance than a help since I have to type all this stuff one handed. 

But she loves hanging out with me at the computer so I feel bad to kick her off.

Bye everyone!

From Charlene & KiKi

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Hi friends!

I am SOOO excited that I got a chance to play with my new catalogue goodies tonight.  My new favorite products are part of the Domestic Goddess Suite.  It's such a cute, cool, retro suite - you'll love it.  Here are a couple cards I made using the products:
This card uses the new "In Colour" Calypso Coral as a base.  Then I covered most of the card in the Domestic Goddess DSP.  The top edge of DSP is covered with Pool Party 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon. 

I used the Big Shot to cut the long tag from the Two Tags die.  Then I stamped the ironing board from the House & Home stamp set.  The Thanks sentiment is from the exclusive hostess-only set Tagtastic. 

The new hostess benefits are so flexible - you earn hostess dollars which you can spend on exclusive lower priced hostess sets, or any other merchandise from the catalogue.  You can even earn items up to 50% off.  Contact me today to learn more about hostess benefits!

This card was made pretty much the same as the first, except I used the other tag from the Two Tags die and anchored the closure with an adorable new Mini Clothespin. 

The front of the tag is stamped with coloured images from the Now You're Cookin' single stamp.

When you pinch the clothespin off the tag, the sentiment is revealed....

Hope you enjoyed these cards and new products.

Remember, you can get this DSP and these stamp sets at a great discount when you sign up for the $119 starter kit!  Besides a pack of DSP and 2 stamp sets, you also get 4 ink pads, cardstock, notecards, ribbon, blender pen, acrylic block and Snail glue runner!  You'll also receive all the supplies and instructions to make a very cute and fancy Christmas keepsake box ($50 value). 

There is only a few days left until this promo is over!  Contact me before July 31st!

This is the Christmas Keepsake box that you will get to make if you sign up for the $119 deal!

C' know you want it!

Hope you like!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Super Deals for July!

Hi everyone,

Stampin' Up! announced a super deal for the month of July!  Get 2 stamp sets, 4 ink pads, cardstock, notecards, patterned paper, ribbon, blender pen, acrylic block & glue runner for $119 this month!!! With free shipping!

With this special starter kit, you'll also get a free Christmas keepsake box project (value of $50).  You will join Stampin' Up! and get 30% off your next order, a regular 20% off everything after that, a monthly magazine and access to our online community with over 160,000 card ideas.  You can drop at any time, there is no committment required - after 3 months of inactivity you'll be dropped, but get to keep everything in the starter kit.  You won't get any of the demonstrator perks anymore though :(

Or spend a bit more to get much more! For $215, you'll get 2 more stamp sets, 1 more pack cardstock, Versamark Inkpad, ink refill, 2 markers, wheel stamp with handle & cartridge, stamp scrubber & spray, large punch, small decor element, foam dots & stack of patterned paper!

Click this link for more information or to sign up now! My recruiter password is Shoomka.

Here's a card using some items from the new catalogue! 

This card uses the new set "My Friend" as well as Pocketful of Posies designer series paper.  The butterflies are cut using the Beautiful Wings embosslit for the Big Shot.  I used our Pearls for accents on the swirl and the butterflies. 

Hope you like!