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March 2009

Sale-A-Bration Yummy Gift Card

This is the last day for Sale-A-Bration! Today is the last day to earn any of the products in the Sale-A-Bration brochure by placing an order, hosting a workshop or becoming a demonstrator.  Take advantage of any-or all-of these offers!

-Select any of the items in the Sale-A-Bration brochure free with a purchase of $50.  There's no limit-for every $50 you spend, you can choose a free Sale-A-Bration product!

-Host a workshop of at least $300.  You'll  receive a free Sale-A-Bration product in addition to our generous hostess benefits.  You'll receive a second product when your net workshop sales reach $600.  Get a third product for workshop sales of $900 or more!

-Sign up to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration and select any set (value up to $47.95) from the Spring- Summer 2009 Idea Book and Catalog free!

Contact me today at blumoon@comcast.net or place an on line order www.annehayward.stampinup.net

I love using my Big Shot to cut out different materials.  I used Fun Foam to cut out these flowers.  It brings a different dimension to the gift card.

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Stamp Set: Yummy

Ink: Pacific Point

Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Flower Layers and Birds and Blooms dies, fun foam, pearls from Pretties Kit

Happy Stampin'!

Sale-A-Bration Delicate Dots 3x3 note cards

The Bigz Pennant die not only cuts out the pennant, but it also will cut out 4 scallop circles.  When I cut out the pennants for my Stampin' Up! banner (see previous post), I ended up having a lot of scallop circles in the Sale-A-Bration Delicate Dots Designer paper.  Well, I'm not one to throw away perfectly good scallop circles, so I decided I better come up with a way to use them!   These were my make n take projects at the Rubber Stamping Show.  Everyone really liked the simplicity of the note cards and I was able to use up all of my scallop circles!

I used one of my favorite new stamp sets, Cheep Talk for these:

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This one was made using Sale-A-Bration Botanical Blooms

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And here's a fun variation using a Filigree brad and Sale-A-Bration Certainly Celery 5/8" poly twill ribbon:

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Happy Stampin'!

Sale-A-Bration Delicate Dots Designer Paper

Only 6 days left for Sale-A-Bration! Now through March 31, you can earn any of the products in the Sale-A-Bration brochure by placing an order, hosting a workshop or becoming a demonstrator.  Take advantage of any-or all-of these offers!

-Select any of the items in the Sale-A-Bration brochure free with a purchase of $50.  There's no limit-for every $50 you spend, you can choose a free Sale-A-Bration product!

-Host a workshop of at least $300.  You'll  receive a free Sale-A-Bration product in addition to our generous hostess benefits.  You'll receive a second product when your net workshop sales reach $600.  Get a third product for workshop sales of $900 or more!

-Sign up to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration and select any set (value up to $47.95) from the Spring- Summer 2009 Idea Book and Catalog free!

Contact me today at blumoon@comcast.net or place an on line order www.annehayward.stampinup.net

Leilani and I created this banner for our booth display at the ABQ Spring Rubber Stamping Show a couple of weekends ago.  I cut the pennants out of the Delicate Dots Sale-A-Bration Designer paper using my Big Shot and the Pennant Bigz die.  I then cut the scallops out of coordinating card stock using the Big Shot and the Scallop Circle die.  At that point, I hadn't received my set of the Serif Essentials Alphabet yet, so Leilani cut out the letters to spell "Stampin' Up!" for me and assembled the banner using eyelets and white grosgrain ribbon.  It was a very simple project.  Wouldn't it look cute to spell out "Happy Birthday" or "Congratulations" and use as decorations for your next big celebration?

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Happy Stampin'!

Build A Brad Bracelet Class April 15, 2009

Please join me for a fun evening of creating your own unique and personal sparkling jeweled bracelet using Build a Brads and Rhinestones from Stampin' Up!  We will also make a coordinating gift box, just perfect for Mother's Day, graduation, birthday, Secret Sister or any other gift giving occasion!  Or make one for yourself!

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Here's a close up:

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What are Build a Brads you may ask? Build a Brads are 1/2" brads with clear sticker domes.

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Punch a 1/2" circle of Designer Series paper or stamp a custom image to build your own brad!  Cover each brad with an adhesive acrylic bubble.











Class Details:

When: Wednesday April 15, 2009 5:30-7:00 pm

Where: My crafting studio, 14500 Oakwood Pl NE

Cost and RSVP: $12.00 non-refundable fee due no later than April 3, 2009 blumoon@comcast.net, 505-292-2980

Class fee will include full instructions, 3 Build a Brads and rhinestones, designer paper, adhesive, bracelet chain, toggle clasp, jump rings and supplies needed to make gift box.

Can't make the class but would still like to create a bracelet?  I would be happy to put together and mail a Build a Brad bracelet kit for you. (punch, adhesive and needle nose pliers not included)

Cost $12.00 plus $4.95 shipping.  Please use the PayPal link below.

Happy Stampin'!

Sale-A-Bration Polka Dot Punches

Only 10 days left for Sale-A-Bration! Now through March 31, you can earn any of the products in the Sale-A-Bration brochure by placing an order, hosting a workshop or becoming a demonstrator.  Take advantage of any-or all-of these offers!

-Select any of the items in the Sale-A-Bration brochure free with a purchase of $50.  There's no limit-for every $50 you spend, you can choose a free Sale-A-Bration product!

-Host a workshop of at least $300.  You'll  receive a free Sale-A-Bration product in addition to our generous hostess benefits.  You'll receive a second product when your net workshop sales reach $600.  Get a third product for workshop sales of $900 or more!

-Sign up to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration and select any set (value up to $47.95) from the Spring- Summer 2009 Idea Book and Catalog free!

Contact me today at blumoon@comcast.net or place an on line order www.annehayward.stampinup.net

 

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This one was created using the Sale-A-Bration Polka Dot Punches and Congrats stamp sets.   The yellow background was run through my Big Shot using the wood grain Texturz Plate.  I can't help myself.  I take any opportunity to use my Big Shot, and I love all of the Texturz Plates!

Stamp Sets: Polka Dot Punches, Congrats

Ink: Pacific Point

Paper: Old Olive, Pacific Point, Summer Sun, Whisper White, Good Morning Sunshine DSP

Accessories: Big Shot, Texturz Plate, scallop circle punch, Flower Designer Brad and 5/8" Old Olive grosgrain ribbon

Happy Stampin'!

Sale-A-Bration Botanical Blooms

Only 13 days left for Sale-A-Bration! Now through March 31, you can earn any of the products in the Sale-A-Bration brochure by placing an order, hosting a workshop or becoming a demonstrator.  Take advantage of any-or all-of these offers!

-Select any of the items in the Sale-A-Bration brochure free with a purchase of $50.  There's no limit-for every $50 you spend, you can choose a free Sale-A-Bration product!

-Host a workshop of at least $300.  You'll  receive a free Sale-A-Bration product in addition to our generous hostess benefits.  You'll receive a second product when your net workshop sales reach $600.  Get a third product for workshop sales of $900 or more!

-Sign up to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration and select any set (value up to $47.95) from the Spring- Summer 2009 Idea Book and Catalog free!

Contact me today at blumoon@comcast.net or place an on line order www.annehayward.stampinup.net

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Stamp Set: SAB Botanical Blooms and Congrats

Paper: Sahara Sand, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White

Ink: Sahara Sand, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green

Accessories: Pumpkin Pie grosgrain, jumbo eyelet, Crop A Dile,  1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches

 

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Stamp Set: SAB Botanical Blooms

Paper: Sage Shadow, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Whisper White

Ink: Sage Sage, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum

Accessories: White Taffeta ribbon dyed with Sage Shadow marker

Happy Stampin'!

Totally non stamping related-red headed finches in a cholla cactus

Last week, I was sitting at our dining room table reading the paper, and I look up and out the window.  We have a great view of our bird feeder on the hill next to the house, along with several fairly large cholla cactus, juniper and other native plants.  When I looked up at the cholla, it looked like it had red flowers all over it.  Since the cholla usually bloom later in the spring and their flowers are pink, I knew I was seeing things.  I looked closer and realized that the red flowers were actually red head finches sitting in the cholla!  In total, there must have been 20 finches and sparrows taking turns flying from the cholla to the bird feeder and back.  I quickly grabbed my camera and tried my best to take a decent photo out the window.  I am always amazed how the birds can sit on the cholla branches and not get stuck by the cholla's deadly barbs. Our thrashers even like to build nests in them! Ouch!

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This finch is sitting in our volunteer nectarine tree that was in full bloom.

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Happy Stampin'!

Paper Quilled Easter Egg Class

Paper Quilling or paper filigree is a craft that involves rolling thin strips of paper into decorative shapes, then arranging them to create a picture.  You can frame your finished works, or turn them into greeting cards, gift tags, picture frames or use them as embellishments for scrapbook pages. It is very easy to do with very little supplies needed.

I am very excited to offer an Easter Egg paper quilling class taught by the very talented Monica Bergeron!   

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Class Details:

When: Sunday, March 29, 2009 1:00-3:00 pm

Where: My crafting studio, 14500 Oakwood Pl NE

Cost:  There are two fees for this class depending on whether you attended the beginning paper quilling class taught by Monica in February.

For new students: Cost of the class is $25.00.  This fee will include all the supplies needed for the Easter Egg plus the basic paper quilling supplies (quilling tool, a packet of quilling paper, glue and quilling chart)

For returning students:  Cost of the class is $15.00.  Please be sure to bring your quilling tool and glue.

Both classes will include all supplies needed to create the Easter Egg.  This includes a painted paper mache egg, wooden stand, quilling paper and full instructions.

RSVP: Non-refundable class fee due March 25, 2009. Class size is limited, so please contact me today. 292-2980, blumoon@comcast.net

Happy Stampin'!

Fabric Scallop Envelope Easter Card

I found this cute fabric at Hobby Lobby, and I had to make one of my fabric scallop envelope cards just in time for Easter.  The stamp set is Good Egg.  This one makes me smile!

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Stamp Set: Good Egg

Ink: Black Stazon, Stampin' Up! markers

Paper: Pink Passion, Green Galore, Barely Banana

Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Envelope Bigz Die,Polka Dot Texturz Plate, Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds

Happy Stampin'!

Flower Layers

Ok, I've said it many times before, but I love my Big Shot!  I love the ease of creating fun projects using a variety of materials.  This cute and VERY simple card was made using fun foam.

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Stamp Set:  Stem Sayings

Ink:Glorious Green

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana, Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Flower Layers die, Birds and Blooms Sizzlit, Bold Bright button, Linen Thread and fun foam

Happy Stampin'!