Monday, January 26, 2009

Baby Girl Thank-You's

Here's the thank you cards that I sent for gifts I received for Isabella. I was so blessed to have 2 showers given for me. We really received many nice things.
As for the cards, the elephant is from one of my all time favorite sets: Wild About You. I stamped her in Regal Rose and then cut her out.
I used Regal Rose cardstock. This is getting to be one of my new favorite colors:) I've used it LOTS in Isabella's scrapbook, so far.
And the dsp paper is Sweet Always. So pretty. I have the Always stamp set on my wish list. Hopefully I will get that soon.
I also used the scallop border punch, some ribbon, and buttons + the 'thank you' greeting across the top to complete the project. Time consuming cards, but so pretty.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The NEW 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog is here!

Yes, the new catalog is here! You can download a copy by clicking on the thumbnail catalog picture. Keep in mind that it may be slow and take a little time at this point. OR click on the 'shop 24/7' link on the right and quickly view some of the new products.
My personal thoughts on the new book:
-Love the fresh color combo suggestions & great samples displayed throughout the catalog; worthwhile inspiration:)
-Love the Style Watch lines: Manhattan, Sweet Bella, Retro Fresh. I love the colors suggested for these lines and most all of the images.
-Some cool new accessories including Sizzix dies (I love Beautiful Butterflies), decor elements, punches, corduroy buttons, clips, hardware, canvas cuts, new chipboard, and my favorite= Fleurettes crocheted flowers.
-Of course lots of new sets....I love Good Friend and Cheep Talk- two really cute bold image sets featuring adorable, retro-look birds. Lots of flowers, as usual; a sophisticated new line= Manhattan. A couple of good inspirational sets/greetings (Thoughts & Prayers, Le Jardin Botanique)
-Pretty, Pretty Designer papers including some new textured & glossy, a great masculine pkg (To the Nines), and a sweet watercolor-look paper (Tea Party). Also, Raspberry Tart coordinates with the Sweet Stems set and there's a few other pkg that coordinate with sets as well.
-New Simply Scrappin' sets. These are such a great value for the price. Petal Party is bright and cheery and is great for general use, Tailor Made is a nice masculine set; I also like Sweet Nothings and I love Sunshine Garden (So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, and Old Olive)-great color combos, versatile ds paper, and die cuts for the general theme.
It's always fun and exciting to look through a new catalog and this one is no exception. I think I've combed through mine several times:) I'm trying to cut back on my wish list. Try to think about specific uses for any set that catches your eye, and do the same for accessories. SU has the most high quality cardstock that I've seen anywhere. And with matching inks and papers, it's easy to coordinate and perfectly match things up for your projects.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Love You Much Promotion

The Love You Much promotion includes the following items:

Love You Much stamp set
Candy Lane Designer Series paper (Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla)
Heart To Heart punch

(Bundle Retail Value $51.85)

Love You Much Bundle (20% off; item 115405) $41.48

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Isabella Has Arrived!

Isabella Faith Bishop
December 18, 2008
21" long
Isn't she beautifuL?