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January 2010

Happy Moments Flowers

There is something about this simple image that I just really like.  It is quick and easy to color which makes it a perfect choice when you need to make a card in a hurry.  It is also an image that would work for many different occasions.  I think I just convinced myself to make a bunch of these to put in my stash.

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Stamps: Happy Moments (SAB stamp set)
Paper:  Whisper White, Taken with Teal, Watercolor paper
Inks: Balck Stazon, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Taken with Teal and So Saffron markers
Big Shot:  Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
Extras:  Aqua Painter, Pretty in Pink Satin ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds glitter

I {Heart} to Help

Haitian relief 
From now until February 28, 2010, $2 from every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set sold will be donated to the  American Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund. The Red Cross is already well-established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.

Product Name Item # Price
I {Heart} Hearts – clear-mount  (block D recommended) 118571    $18.95
I {Heart} Hearts – wood-mount  117010    $26.95

Picture This...Bee Happy

I am  really loving the new products from the Occasions mini catalog and Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Can you guess how many new products were used to make this card?

If you have not received your Occasions mini catalog or the Sale-A-Bration catalog please let me know and I will get them out to you.

Okay are you ready to know how many?

1. Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder (pg 35 of the mini 117335)
2.XL Fancy FLower punch (pg 11 of the mini 118073)
3. Picture This stamp set ( level 1 hostess set pg 4 of the mini )
4. Medium Jewelry tag punch (pg 11 of the mini 117190
5. Tiny Tags stamp set (pg 28 of the mini 118091 or 118592)
6. Welcome Neighbor Designer Series pad (pg 7 of the SAB catalog 118401)

Love and the Heart Treat cups

The past few days my hostess clubs have been meeting.  I look forward to seeing them every month.  Each group has their own "unique" vibe and they all make me laugh and very happy that I am a Stampin'UP! demonstrator. 

Here's one of the projects we are making in my clubs this month.

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Paper:  Very Vanilla, Real Red, Chocolate Chip & Sending Love DSP(glittery goodness in the Occasions Mini catalog)
Big Shot:  Serif Essentials & Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder
Punches:  Full Heart, Heart to Heart & My Way
Extras:  Heart Treat Cups (these are available for a limited time only!  Get them now before they are gone!)
I forgot to take a picture of the inside of the card,  Inside I have the letter U and a little heart.

Yesterday, I received the Occasions mini catalog that I sent myself.  Hope you have received yours if not, contact me and I will make sure you get one!  Have a great one and hope to stamp with you soon!

Quilting with the Big Shot

I am back from SU! Leadership and the Phoenix Regional meeting.  I can say these were the best SU! events I've ever attended.  There were many special things about the events and I will share some of them in futures posts but one thing that really was super cool was this.


No, SU! is not selling fabric!  It is a quilt block made from fabric cut out using the Big Shot!  Brilliant!  Shelli Gardner (co-founder of SU!)  wanted each of the demonstrators who attended the Leadership meeting to have a quilt block.  She talked to the SU! Manufacturing Manager and the employees (in Kanab) brought in their own sewing machines and made 1000 of these so we could each have one. How special is that? I matted mine with the coordinating SU! card stock and put it in a 12 x 12 frame.  It is hanging in my stamp room so you need to check it out.  Thank you Shelli and all the people in Kanab who made these!  I LOVE it and will TREASURE it. 

If the idea of cutting out multiple layers of fabric at one time intrigues you contact me and I will show you how the Big Shot can be a big help in your sewing room! 

Chirping in from Phoenix

Good morning from sunny and warm Phoenix!  It is some kind of wonderful to go outside without a coat!  I am on overload with all the information and CUUUTE ideas.  Not to worry I will be sharing when I get back.  Here's another card I made using the new XL bird punch and yes, it is a must have!

all images copyright SU! Sharon Burkert

Stamps: Well Scripted (mini occasions)
Ink: Black Stazon
Paper: Whisper White, Sending Love Specialty paper (oh the glittery goodness!) and Old Olive
Punches: XL Bird (Occasions mini) and Trio Flower
Big Shot: SU Perfect Polka Dots

This was my birthday card this month.  Do I know when your birthday is?  Make sure I do!  Send me an email or leave me a comment to remind me!

It is a GREAT time to host a stamping get together!  Contact me to schedule yours!


Happy New Year!

Hope you all had a great time saying goodbye to 2009 and ushering in 2010!  Today is the beginning of Sale-A-Bration and the Occasions mini catalog.  The catalogs are slowly making there way to your mailboxes.  We were notified that there was a delay in getting them mailed out so until you get yours you can look at them online.  I have updated the sidebars so look down the left hand side and click on the various new catalogs. 

I am leaving in the morning for Phoenix to attend the SU! Leadership Meeting!  I also decided to stay an extra day and go to the Phoenix Regional seminar.  I am looking forward to warm temperatures (though I am not complaining cause we have had it pretty easy so far) and learning lots of new things to share with you. 

One of the new products that I really like is the XL Bird punch. 

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So sweet!  I think this will be one of the projects we'll make at my Big Shot Valentine's class.  The wheel is I {Love} Love from the Occasions mini catalog.   The heart punch is  in the Occasions mini.  I better get back to packing!  Looking forward to stamping with you soon!