Thursday, June 30, 2011

ON VACATION!!

I am all packed and ready to go on vacation~~and I'm way excited!!

I have packed my laptop and a little memory stick with photos, so I am hoping to be able to get a few blog posts up for you to enjoy while I'm away.

There won't be any Watch It Wednesday Videos until August. July is just way too hectic for me, so I'll be returning in August with more Watch It Wednesday Videos!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

STAMPIN' UP! TRIPLE LAYER PUNCHES!

I love the two new Triple Layer Punches available in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog! For this card I used the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch and the Doily Triple Layer Punch.



The middle of the flowers on this card are made from the centers of the Doily Triple Layer Punch, and I like the look they give the flowers.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR TRIPLE LAYER PUNCHES TODAY!

Monday, June 27, 2011

TIME IS RUNNING OUT~~DON'T MISS OUT!!

JUNE 30TH, 2011 IS THE LAST DAY TO ORDER THE RETIRING ITEMS!!



Remember some of the retiring accessories are being offered at huge savings on a "while supplies last" basis; so dont' wait any longer to order!

Use this link to order your goodies and enjoy great savings now!


Friday, June 24, 2011

BOLD BLOSSOMS!

With all the rain here in Michigan my flowers are growing like wild, and they remind me of this Bold Blossom stamp set~~just fresh and fun and bright....



I added a little "bling" to my flowers with some rhinestone jeweles, and I love the little butterfly!

Have a great weekend and I hope you have some sunshine to enjoy!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

MORE FROM "THAT MICHELLE"

Oh, I love "That Michelle"!! She tackles the most beautiful and time-consuming projects, and this one is no different! How I wished I could have parted with this card to actually give it to my Mom for Mother's Day~~but, alas, I had to save it!!


THANKS SO MUCH, MICHELLE~~I LOVE THAT YOU SHARE WITH ME AND LET ME SHARE YOUR WONDERFUL CREATIONS ON MY BLOG!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

STAMPIN' UP! DOILY TRIPLE LAYER PUNCH!

Today was such an awesome day! I got my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Preorder in, AND I had demonstrators here tonight to play~~ahh, life is good in the Rubber Room!

Since my birthday was this month, I got a little "bonus" gift from Stampin' Up!, and I used it to purchase the Doily Triple Layer Punch, so I opened that little item first, and I'm sharing a little trick with it in my Watch It Wednesday Video today!

Watch the video below and see how I made the center for all my flowers in this card (the flowers were punched with the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch).


Enjoy the video!


CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR PUNCH NOW!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY~~YES, A BIT EARLY!

This is a card we made at our last Morning Madness get together. We used the So Many Stars Builder Wheel to make all the stripes!


CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR BUILDER WHEEL NOW!

Monday, June 20, 2011

PRETTY POSTAGE!

For this card I used one of my favorite stamp sets from the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog,and the matching punch!


CLICK HERE TO ORDER THIS AMAZING STAMP SET AND MATCHING PUNCH!

Friday, June 17, 2011

FLOWER GARDEN EMBOSSING FOLDER!

Here is a really quick and easy card made with the Big Shot Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; available in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog!

For this card I used some Melon Mambo Patterned Paper from the Brights Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack and the Flower Garden Embossing Folder. I embossed my Flower Garden image onto my Patterned Paper and then used my sanding block to sand the image. Be sure to check back on Wednesday for a video tutorial using this technique~~I will show you just how easy it is for you make this card!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

SPRINGTIME VINTAGE DESIGNER FABRIC IS IN THE BAG!

Well, "That Michelle" has many, many wonderful talents, and she's sharing them with me again. I know LUCKY ME!! Once again, I'm sharing them with you. She made me this great little bag with the Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric.



This little bag is so adorable, that I am afraid to use it!

Thanks, Michelle!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

EMBOSS RESIST MEETS SUMMER SPLASH!

This is a card we will be making in my Wacky Wednesday Club tonight. This stamp set is so much fun to play with~~I love all the bold images!

For this card I used the Emboss Resist Technique, and I'm going to share that technique with you in today's Watch It Wednesday Video.

ENJOY THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF WATCH IT WEDNESDAY!


To make this card I used the Summer Splash stamp set available in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog; Whisper White Craft Ink; White Stampin' Emboss Powder; Not Quite Navy Cardstock, Marina Mist Cardstock, Crumb Cake Cardstock; Big Shot; Square Lattice Embossing Folder for the Big Shot; Marina Mist Classic Ink, Crumb Cake Classic Ink; So Saffron, Marina Mist and Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write Markers.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR SUPPLIES TO MAKE THIS CARD!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

LAST CHANCE TO SAVE 50%!!

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 at midnight is your last chance to save 50% on the new 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog! Don't miss out on this great opportunity to preorder your catalog for only $5. You can call me at 248-652-4606 or email me at ckolly@stampingismybusiness.com to place your preorder and save 50%!

Monday, June 13, 2011

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

Don't miss out on your opportunity to stock up on all the retiring accessories and enjoy great savings at the same time! They are on a "While Supplies Last" basis, so use THIS LINK and start shopping now so you don't miss out!

Friday, June 10, 2011

TOOL BOX PROJECT!

Well, a couple of weeks ago I saw a great little tool box with a note holder and a post-it-note-pad holder, and I really thought it would make a great Father's Day gift. After some sleuthing, I found it was one of those patterns you had to join a class in order to get. SO, I turned to my demonstrator friends, and we decided it could be done without paying for the entire class. I set out to prove them right!

I wanted a box that would hold the note holder, the post-it-note-pad holder AND some cards. Here is what we came up with~~and, yes, it will hold four cards and the two little note holders!



I cut some scrap paper to 2"x3" and then designed this little box to hold the papers.



This is the post-it-note-pad holder I designed. When the demonstrators got here to make the project, Nancy had a much easier pattern for this little post-it-note-pad holder. I was way glad because the pattern I came up with was more than a little hard to do.


Check out the post below to see the four cards we made for this tool box!

CARDS FOR THE TOOL BOX PROJECTS!

These are the four cards we made to fit inside our little tool box, along with the "Dad" note holder and the "Tools" post-it note holder.








Thursday, June 9, 2011

'THAT MICHELLE'S' CUPCAKES!

Last Saturday I was fortunate enough to be able to spend the day in the Rubber Room with some of my awesome demonstrator friends. We made a great little tool box project for Father's Day (which I will share with you tomorrow). The best part for me, though, was all the goodies the demonstrators brought to share for lunch! Keri made some great little square pretzels with peanut butter sandwiched between two pretzels and then dipped in chocolate, along with lots of cookies. Caroline brought the moistest Ghiradelli brownies with creamy frosting. Linda shared a sort of waldorf salad made with spinach, apples, toasted pecans and a light dressing (sure it was way healthy ;o). Nancy brought along a cabbage salad with asian noodles, nice and crunchy and fresh. And "That Michelle" brought these cute little cupcakes she put in tiny flowerpots. She used the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch to make the flowers on the top (she put the flowers on a popsicle stick).


Of course, after the festivities, I needed a nap because I made a pig of myself; and I also needed a walk because my booty seemed to grow a bit after that meal.

Thanks ladies for taking such good care of me!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR BLOSSOM BOUQUET TRIPLE LAYER PUNCH NOW!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

BOOKMARK MADE FROM AN ENVELOPE!

My dear friend and downline, "That Michelle", recently shared this great little bookmark with me. It is made from a regular card-size envelope! What a great little gift for all those readers on your gift list and so easy to make!


Enjoy the video!


I hope you liked today's video and are headed off to make a few bookmarks!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

MORNING MADNESS!

My June Morning Madness class is next Tuesday, June 14th from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Join me in the Rubber Room and make four great cards using products from the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog! Cost of the class is $15. I will have coffee and water and all the supplies cut and prepped for your cards. All you need to bring is your adhesive! DON'T FORGET TO RSVP BY JUNE 9TH!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

CATALOG PRE-ORDER CLARIFICATION!

As I previously posted, you may pre-order your Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog by June 15, 2011 for only $5. PLEASE BE AWARE that by pre-ordering your catalog you will receive it at a 50% discount, BUT YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE YOUR CATALOG PRIOR TO JULY 1, 2011.

The Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog is a Stampin' Up! Product and, thus, it cannot be sold prior to July 1, 2011 when you can begin ordering all the other products contained in the catalog.

I hope this clears up any confusion! If you still have questions, please feel free to contact me.

FABULOUS FLORETS WITH BEYOND THE GARDEN!

Here is a quick card made with some awesome items available in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog!

I embossed the flower in the Fabulous Florets stamp set with some Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder and then I used another flower/stem stamp in that same stamp set for the stem part of my flower and embossed it in Wild Wasabi. Paired that image up with some Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper, and there you go!

ORDER YOUR SUMMER MINI CATALOG ITEMS HERE!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

NEW CATALOGS COMING SOON!

It is time to pre-order your new 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog! Order yours before June 15th and save $5. That's right, if you pre-order your catalog with me before June 15th, it will only cost you $5. The Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog is full of wonderfully-creative papercrafting ideas, and you are definitely going to need one, so be sure to order yours today and save 50%!!

IT'S HAPPY RETIREMENT TIME!


It's that time of year when Stampin' Up! retires stamp sets and accessories to make room for new ones! Please use the links below to see what will be retiring.

Retiring Definitely Decorative Items HERE!
Retiring Wood Mount Stamps HERE!
Retiring Clear Mount Stamps HERE!
Retiring Accessories HERE!
Discounted Retiring Products HERE!

Check out all the items that will be retiring, and REMEMBER the Retiring Accessories are "WHILE SUPPLIES LAST"! So once they're gone, they are gone.

CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER FOR RETIRING STAMPIN' UP! ITEMS NOW!