Friday, June 18, 2010

Farewell, Best Wishes and More


Sigh....one of my favorite stamp sets is on the Last Chance List. Best Wishes and More, a stamp set that I acquired at a Stampin' Up! regional in Albuquerque last year. (One of the perks of being an SU! demo is getting to attend Regionals). At first, I wasn't too fond of the stamp set, but it quickly grew on me, and it is one of my favorites. It's great for background stamping. I love cutting out the simple images. The greetings can be used for scrapbooking and cardmaking. It's such a great set...I'm really sad to see it go.

So before I have to retire the stamp set into my retired cabinet or into the retired stamp sale (see my info on stamp camp), I decided to try to make as many things I can with it and try to get them posted on the blog. So here's the first of what I hope is many cards with Best Wishes and More. I CASEd this card from fellow SU! demo Sandra Farrell.

CASEd Best Wishes and More details:
  • Colors: Not Quite Navy, Cameo Corral, So Saffron, Old Olive
  • Paper: Not Quite Navy cardstock, Bella Bleu DSP, Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Accessories: Filigree brads, Not Quite Navy Elementary Ribbon Originals
  • Stamp sets: Best Wishes and More, Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Stamp the flower and leaf images from Best Wishes and More on Very Vanilla and cut each image out.
  • Stamp a greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes on Very Vanilla and use the Word Punch to punch it out. The great thing about Teeny Tiny Wishes is that there are so many awesome greetings to choose from, so this card could be graduation card, a thank you card, or a Mother's Day card.
If you would like to get your hands on the Best Wishes and More stamp set before it is gone forever, head on over to my website and order it. It will be available until June 30.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Hey, Look at Me! I'm on Facebook!

Way back in 2004, I made a decision in my life that has forever changed it - I joined Facebook. . .

And now I'm addicted.

Recently, I made a "fan page" for my Stampin' Up! Stuff. If you are on Facebook, you should visit my page, which is cleverly named "Carmelita's Stampin' Up!" If you like it, say so, and click that "LIKE" button. This will also allow you to follow my posts and status updates, as well as leave comments for me. I update my Facebook page a lot more than I do my blog. Remember, I'm addicted to Facebook.

Hope to see you there!

~Cita

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Show and Tell: Thank You Cards

I once had a goal that I would give everyone who gave me a present a handmade thank you card. In preparation for all the baby showers and blessings I started a massive effort to make as many thank you cards as I could before the baby arrived. I made quite a few; however, I did have to revert to store-bought cards as my time ran out before I was able to make everyone a hand-made card. What is worse, I have yet to deliver all these cards to these deserving people.

I wanted to share with you these fun thank you cards. Many of you know, Sybella's nursery theme is monkeys and butterflies, and I wanted continue with that theme with my thank you cards as much as I could. Hope you enjoy.






Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Farewell...Goodbye...Adios...

Stampin' Up! Last Chance lists are here. This is your last chance to purchase select stamp sets, accessories, and decor elements. These Last Chance items are only available until June 30 and while supplies last. You can find the links to the these lists below. Hurry up and order your favorite accessories fast because they tend to go pretty quickly.

Click on the following links to view the Last Chance lists.
You don't want to miss the opportunity to get your hands on these items. Head on over to my website to make your purchases before it's too late.

I'm pretty bummed to see some of these stamp sets go, especially Best Wishes and More, which is one of my favorite stamps sets; however, I'm super excited that with the retirement of these stamp sets we're making room for the new stamp sets in the new catalog that will be available next month. Summer is exciting in Stampin' Up!

~Cita