Sep 30, 2008

Card Club for October!

October Card Club features the stamp set Snow Swirled....
Class by Mail includes the Stamp Set and all cardstock, ribbon, embellishments to make the five cards (instructions and pictures will be emailed to you).

If you have paid for the club by Sept 30 - the cost is $35. Between Oct 1 - 15th, the cost is $40.

Card Club should be ready for pick up/mail by next week sometime.
Let me know if you are interested in participating this time around!

Sep 29, 2008

punch rack....progress!

Punch Rack assembly has begun! For those of you who have asked....

the punch racks will be approximately 25" x 25" - there are shelves on the top (that will hold larger items) and the bottom (for your small punches, eyelets, etc) and racks that will hold apprx 24 of the largest punches and 12 of the medium size punches.

Some of you have contacted me thru the comments on this site, but it doesn't give me a way to get back to you. You can email me at cherist at g mail . com

They will be painted white, which you can leave as is or paint a new color to match your own area. The cost is $40 - paypal or check is fine.

Hopefully they will begin being finished up early next week! We need to do one more run to the lumber store, so if you want one, email before tomorrow!

It's Camp Week - with a FUN camp special!

It seems that it was just days ago that it was Sept Camp - and here we are now at October Camp - with the added bonus of World Card Making Day thrown in for good measure.

Camp will include 6 great projects - two of them are here - lots of new stuff on these cards.
If you live in the Indianapolis area, you have a chance to attend this camp for FREE! Simply place a minimum $60 merchandise order by Oct 1 - and you can come stamp with us on Saturday Morning or next Monday morning on me! If you live outside the Indy area, place a $75 order and you will be a camp by mail totally free (postage included!).
You can email me to place the order for you - or you can click the catalog in the top left hand corner and shop that way.

Sep 27, 2008

More Spooky Spiders!

I wanted to share this fun way to use the spooky spiders that you can order for a limited time from Stampin' Up! (see the post below for the flyer).

My friend Tami has applied them to her door - and says the neighborhood kids think it's pretty cool - well, of course they do - so do I! Easy, peasy decorating and I know more than one of us who agrees, spiders are spooky!

Sep 26, 2008

Spooky Decor'

For a limited time you can get this fun rub-on decor' - great for a multitude of uses in your fall decorating!!

The rub on is available in three fun sizes, click on the link above to see the complete flyer and details. If you want one now, simply click the catalog in the top left corner of my space and get yourself one, two or three!!

Rub-ons easily rub OFF when you are done with them, so if you place them somewhere in your home that they will need to be removed from - that is easily done!

Try Its, Punch Class and Punch Racks!

Today is the deadline to get your punch rack - $40 - leave a comment below if you don't have my email address.
It is also the last day to pre-pay for the Punch 4 Class and get a FREE punch as part of your class!
I am still taking spots for the Try It club for the Holiday Mini, just a few spots left - get lush ribbons, fun papers, wintery snowflakes - and try them all out!

Sep 25, 2008

It 'should' have been easy.....

Last week at camp we made this lovely card, designed by my friend Susan. Yesterday I sat down to begin working on my swaps for the amazing ladies that I swap with. Easy and a job {when time isn't an issue} that I thoroughly enjoy.

One of the Holiday Mini sets that I pre-ordered was Season of Friendship. When making this Upsy Daisy card I thought of the tree - and that it would be a nice silhouette image to add to a background like this.

I didn't want to use fall colors as I already have several ideas that can use the leaves that come in the set - so I thought a winter theme using the snowflakes would be easy. This did present an issue as I would need to keep the snowflakes white on my blue winter background. I tried several different techniques - and spent most of the afternoon - by the end, I wasn't overly thrilled with the card (but it does look better this morning)

Covered in blue ink and a stackful of images that were not quite right......

I finally ended up with a card that I liked. I skipped the embossing and used white stazon and softened the blue choices of ink. Cutting the bird out helped to 'pop' him out. Glossy cardstock smoothed out the background.
Just thought I would share the process - so those of you who think I just whip these things out of my head could see that sometimes it doesn't work quite that way!

Sep 24, 2008

Holiday Mini Try It club!

The Holiday Mini is filled with new and unique products - this one time purchase club is a great way to get to try them all without blowing your crafting budget!
The ribbons are unlike anything in the big catalog.
I plan to expedite the order on Oct 1, so I need RSVPS by Sept 30. Club items should be in and divided by Oct 7 or 8.

Cost is $27.50 + $5 for priority shipping if you need it mailed to you.
Here is what you get:
1 6x6 sheet of each design in the designer series papers:
*Autumn Vine
*Ski Slope
*Frost Day
1/6 of package of
*Little Felt Flurries
*Big Felt Flurries
1/4 package of
*Snowflake Shimmer Decor'
2 yards of these ribbons
*Candy Cane striped wide grosgrain
*Alpine Striped
*chocolate felt
5 yards of
*Silver Cord
*Gold Cord
3 yards of
*Robe Twine
space is limited, reserve your spot today!

Sep 16, 2008

busy week....

Golf season is nearly over - at least for the JV girls....three matches this week.

Last night I wore sandals to the match - last bastion of summer.....

Tonight's match??


I do love fall, Indy Irish Festival this weekend, our favorite of the year!

Serg agreed to make a "few" punch racks for the many of you that have asked.......


Let me know if you want one - soon, before the list of a "few" fills up!

Upsy Daisy Technique Class in next Monday.... I have completed three of the projects. Love this stamp set!

And, yes, Ike made it's way thru Indiana on Sunday - taking out our {yucky} huge Bradford Pear Tree. I hate Bradford Pears and we had toyed around getting rid of it for the last several years. It had gotten to be HUGE tree on a teeny tiny little trunk and with every storm I thought it would be the end of it. Ike saw to that. Now I get to think about what kind of {nice} tree to replace it with. Suggestions anyone?!

Sep 12, 2008

Camps and Classes.... To Go!

Camp is tonight and I am prepping that - along with the Recipe Box class. Both are available "To Go" - so if you are busy tonight or live too far to come to my class - ask about the To Go options!

Sep 11, 2008

Autumn is falling!

I love fall - the cooler weather (wasn't yesterday glorious?), the colors, the crispness of it all. My favorite SU! family is of course Earth Elements. I said goodbye to the red, white and blues and pulled out the autumn decorations this week. Here are some things I have stamped that are incorporated to my home - nothing new, so if you have been here in the fall months, you have seen it! In fact, the two framed pieces are several years old.

Golf season is winding down - just a few matches left. Senior night was last night - the girls saluted the lone senior this year with a tummy painted greeting as she tee'd off. Silly girls!

After golfing 9 holes and getting a 50 - Ris rode home in depressed silence..... but, when we got here I had gotten a package from Fed Ex that included dry ice. Amazing how some ice induced fog can totally transform your attitude!

I need to finish up camp projects and the recipe to go kits today - before heading out to another match this evening.

Sep 9, 2008

Sept camp is coming....

Camp is this Friday pm/Monday am. Here are five of the six projects - still need to come up with one more.
If you live in the Indianapolis area and want to join us for a couple of hours of Stampin' Up! style stamping - let me know! The cost is $15 and the only thing you have to bring is adhesive!

Sep 8, 2008

Punch Rack!

That my husband made me this weekend... You like? I was thrilled - now my office is {mostly} clean!