Just wanted to share a few things with you before Wednesday…
Stampin’ Up! NEW CATALOG TIME!
The new annual Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog is coming out June 1st instead of July 1st this year. Last year, I sent a free catalog to all of my customers who spent at least $100 with me during the previous catalog period. I plan to do the same this year! I will be pre-ordering my catalogs at the beginning of May. So, if you have already spent $100, be on the lookout for your catalog by the end of May. If you would like to SHOP NOW and spend at least $100 in merchandise by the end of April, I will mail you a catalog!
If you have placed an order this year but can’t remember how much you spent, email me and I’ll let you know!
As you know, I donate my 20% commission to Foster Kids Charity. The cost for me to have Stampin’ Up! mail you a catalog is $5. If you would like to help subsidize the cost of your catalog, or if you will not be spending $100 and would like to purchase one for $5, you can CLICK HERE TO DONATE $5 THROUGH PAYPAL TO ME. If you spent $100 or more, you will receive your catalog whether you donate or not. It is completely optional, so don’t feel pressure to give. If I receive $5 from you and you have not spent $100 in merchandise, you will receive a catalog. Also – just a note – you must live in the US to receive a catalog from me.
My Distress Ink Swatches
I find that I spend a lot of time trying to figure out coordinating colors with distress inks. I’ll create the front panel of a card, then spend tons of time coloring multiple background panels with different colors to see what looks the best. I can’t tell just by looking at the cover of the ink pad whether it will work. So… I decided to create my own “color coach” of distress ink panels. I cut one sheet of 8.5×11″ white paper into 8 equal pieces. I colored each piece with a different ink and then wrote the name on the back. Here’s a photo of all my distress ink colors:
I plan to do the same thing with Stampin’ Up! inks because using the foam applicator on white paper gives a different look than what you would get with colored cardstock. I’m giving my arm a rest because it was hard work!!
Michael’s Craft Master Competition
I just want to say thank you for all the wonderful comments and congrats wishes you sent my way. I am always so amazed at how kind everyone is – thank you so much! Someone requested that I post a close-up picture of the bird cage because it was shown so fast in the video. Here it is:
I used the bunny punch to wrap the eggs after I finally got some glitter to stick to them!! I didn’t realize that getting something to stick to styrofoam was nearly impossible!
Thank you again for all your thoughtful comments – it really means a lot to me. See you this Wednesday with a new video!