Tuesday, March 30, 2010

It's a flower, no it's a bird


I supposed to post this last night, but as I was loading the images, comcast decided to cut off the internet (and phone) for maintainance (scheduled, for which we were not let know).
I cased the flower (Heliconia) from Ann over Ann's Creative moments. It's made using the two step bird punch. I made couple of other different flowers after I made this card, as my creative juices and imaginations start flowing. I will show you those tonight.
I will post details later, I need to get to work now.

reminder: today is last day for SAB, as well check out the current specials HERE





2 days left of SALE-A-BRATION, SPECIAL and BLOG CANDY -killing three flies with one post :)





Ok I am trying to KILL three flies with one post


1.There are ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT of SALE-A-BRATION.

You can see the SAB catalog in the far right side bar or just click on the image bellow.
You can earn free SAB items in few different ways:
Purchase merchandise ( before tax and shipping) for $50 ( $100 order earns you 2 SAB items, and so on) or
Host a workshop of $300 and you will earn one SAB item on top of the other hostess benefits!
As well during SAB there is recruiting promotion, in addition to the starter kit you will receive any one stamp set (up to $47.95) for free and 15% off the starter kit (regular price is $199, but it's worth over $300) To sign up you can just go to my SU! website HERE click on JOIN NOW on the upper right corner (and my recruiting password is simply ilinacrouse)
Click HERE to shop :)

SALE-A-BRATION ends on March 31st at 11pm MT

If you place order in the next 3 days you will receive the instructions and templates for the Awash with flowers gable box for FREE.


if you sign up in the next 3 days you will receive your choice of TEN instructions files and templates for FREE to get you started on your workshops, classes and get the creative juices flowing :)

2. ANOTHER SPECIAL ON MY INSTRUCTIONS, for the end of SALE-A-BRATION - BUY 3 GET 2 FREE (equal or lesser value)
I am offering a SPECIAL on all my instructions and tutorials files.
If you BUY 3, you will receive 2 FREE (equal or lesser value), if you BUY 6 you will receive 4 for FREE (equal or lesser value).

The special is running until tomorrow (3/31/10) at midnight EST.

DO NOT PUT THE FREE TUTORIALS IN YOUR CART. Since it seems the comment section has been removed, I will email you as soon as I see your order asking you for your free tutorials choice. As well if your paypal email address is different than the one you are using please email me at: ilina.crouse@gmail.com or leave me a comment here.



You can see all tutorials and instructions HERE

3. Last but not the least BLOG CANDY.


I have up for grabs Love Bug stamp set. This is hostess level 1 set. Leave me a comment by tomorrow at midnight EST to win this set. Please 1 comment per person. I will pick a winner on Friday using random.org



Simple Butterfly card - one more time

The colors of the first picture came out funny, but you can get how it looks like from the last two picture.
This is a quick post, since I am exhausted and need to get to bed. Three more days are left from this work week since I am taking Friday off. I have couple appointments, but I don't need to get up extra early :)))

The card uses mostly non SU! supplies, which I had to have since they involved BUTTERFLIES. :)
I will be back tomorrow with a new creations. I am finally working normal hours from tomorrow instead of the insane 12hr work days and weekends.

Thank you for bearing with me, while I was in the office forever and back!



Monday, March 29, 2010

3 days left from Sale-a-Bration and a SPECIAL



There are ONLY THREE DAYS LEFT of SALE-A-BRATION.
You can see the SAB catalog in the far right side bar or just click on the image bellow.
You can earn free SAB items in few different ways:
Purchase merchandise ( before tax and shipping) for $50 ( $100 order earns you 2 SAB items, and so on) or
Host a workshop of $300 and you will earn one SAB item on top of the other hostess benefits!
As well during SAB there is recruiting promotion, in addition to the starter kit you will receive any one stamp set (up to $47.95) for free and 15% off the starter kit (regular price is $199, but it's worth over $300) To sign up you can just go to my SU! website HERE click on JOIN NOW on the upper right corner (and my recruiting password is simply ilinacrouse)
Click HERE to shop :)
If you place order in the next 3 days you will receive the instructions and templates for the Awash with flowers gable box for FREE.
if you sign up in the next 3 days you will receive your choice of TEN instructions files and templates for FREE to get you started on your workshops, classes and get the creative juices flowing :)

Adventure

Here is a scrapbook page I created for this weeks Sketch Challenge over SoulScrappers that I am hosting.
I kept it simple. I love using kraft lately, so I used it again for this page. I used some of the pretties flowers and stamped them with the dot,dot,dot stamp. I just love that stamp :)))

If you haven't visited SoulScrappers by now, go check it out. It's a scrapbooking community and it's a cool place to be :))) with a lots of inspiration for all your scrapbooking projects and more.
Scroll down for complete list of supplies I used on this project




supplies:
stamps: outline alphabet, dot, dot,dot
paper: kraft, bashful blue, sweet pea dsp
ink: pumpkin pie, taken with teal, chocolate chip
other: butterfly punches, rhinestones, pretties, buttons, scallop edge punch

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Simple vintage butterfly card

Yay! No work tomorrow, but Monday may be extra long day, I mean more than 12hrs. 12 hrs these two weeks is a normal work day.
Anyway. .. here is a very simple card I made....note: pretty much none of the supplies are SU! I collect everything that has butterflies, so I ended up with a whole stack of this gorgeous paper with butterflies and the punch, as well ( I just had to add it to my butterfly collection). As well the lace is ooooold...I don't even remember where I got it from. The base is soft sky cardstock and the sentiment is stamped in close to cocoa. The butterfly is punched out of Chocolate chip cardstock.

ENJOY!





Saturday, March 27, 2010

Awash with Flowers Gable Box and Card set templates, instructions and class by mail

I am so sorry I didn't post anything yesterday. I know I made a post looking for Cheryl, and everyone who had subscribed to receive updates from my blog got the update. Some got confused and thought it was an email I sent to them.
I am so sorry for the confusion, that was just update from my blog. I didn't email anyone. I posted on my blog, since Cheryl's email address wasn't working.

Anyway, I have several more long work days, and then it's Easter. Actually I will be taking Good Friday off, I need to run few errands and decided to take the whole day off.

As well there are few more GRAB BAGS left, check the link above.

Now onto today's creations. Actually it's a class. Again using Awash with flowers set that will be available on April 1st.
In this class you will make the gable box and five A2 cards(envelopes are included), you can change the sentiments if you like :) The cards and envelopes fit nicely into the box :)

You can PRE-ORDER the printable template and the instructions for this class by clicking on the add to cart button. The link to the download you will receive from FastWagon will allow you to download only picture. This is because this is pre-order. The files will be emailed to you on April 3rd manually by me. The price of the templates and instructions is $6.00

Scroll bellow the fist picture about details for the class by mail.
To order this class by mail (to get the supplies to make this project) you will need to register. You have few options (I will get to them in a bit) and you need to register by April 5th. On April 6th I will place the order for the supplies and as soon as the supplies arrive I will cut them and then mail them to you. You will receive all pre-cut supplies as well I will email you the instructions for the class. Approx. shipping date is April 16th, depending when the supplies and stamp sets arrive at my door.You have the following options
Get supplies only for this class: $25.00 (includes shipping)
Supplies and wood mounted set Awash with Flowers $68.00 (the set is priced at 39.95 before tax and shipping)-includes shipping to you home
Supplies and clear mount set Awash with flowers( no clear blocks included) $56.00 (the clear mount set is priced at $27.95). Choose your option and click on the add to cart button bellow. For complete list of supplies used for this project scroll down to the bottom of the post.





Awash with Flowers Class by mail ( will be mailed approx 4/16/20











supplies:
stamps: awash with flowers, teeny tiny wishes
ink: basic black, rich razzleberry, melon mambo, pumpkin pie
paper: razzleberry lemonade, whisper white, rich razzleberry, pumpkin pie, old olive, melon mambo
other: horizontal slot punch, top note die, old olive satin ribbon, spritzer tool, old olive marker

Friday, March 26, 2010

Cheryl Stinson please email me

Cheryl,

I just received order from you and tried emailing you for your free templates and my email wasn't able to reach you. SO probably the email with the link with your downloads as well wasn't able to reach you (at your pay pal email address)
Please email me at : ilina.crouse@gmail.com and I will get all the tutorials you ordered and your free ones forwarded to you.


THANK YOU!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Another Eastern Blooms and another CASE from Andrea


Here is another card I CASE-ed from Andrea Walford. I just love the Throughly modern designer series paper and I feel bad that I haven't used it much.
This post is short again, since I am wiped out from 12hr work days. It seems like I may not need to work this weekend. We discovered the communication issue we had (not between people, but different parts of the system) and things are looking better. There is light at the end of the tunnel and it's not the train!

As well a little reminder, the special for my templates and instructions (buy 2 get 1 free) is running until 8pm EST tomorrow 3/26/2010

Scroll down for complete list of supplies I used for this card.


supplies:
stamps: eastern blooms, full of life
paper: kraft, rose red, soft suede, thoroughly modern dsp, whisper white
ink: soft suede, bermuda bay, rose red
other: paper piercing tool

SPECIAL on Tutorials and templates - BUY 2 get 1 FREE

I have been stuck at work for over 12 hrs per day, so since I don't have much time for stamping I am offering a SPECIAL on all my instructions and tutorials files.
If you BUY 2, you will receive 1 FREE (equal or lesser value), if you BUY 4 you will receive 2 for FREE (equal or lesser value).

The special is running until tomorrow (3/25/10) at 8pm EST.

When you order your tutorials on your payment page in the comments section write the tutorials you would like for free. DO NOT PUT THE FREE TUTORIALS IN YOUR CART.
You can see all tutorials and instructions HERE

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Cheers to You

I was making this card and was debating which dsp to use. Then I looked the the Pink Flamingo and saw this sheet of dsp I haven't noticed before (I have had the pack for a long while now) and it was perfect. It allowed me to make a simple card with a nice effect from the dsp.

Scroll down for complete list of details



supplies:
stamps: cheers to you
ink: jet black staz on, tempting turquoise, pumpkin pie, summer sun, cameo coral
paper: watercolor, summer sun, pink flamingo
other: very vanilla satin ribbon, crystal effects, shimmer paint in frost white

One week left of Sale-a-Bration


There is ONLY 1 WEEK LEFT of SALE-A-BRATION.
You can see the SAB catalog in the far right side bar or just click on the image bellow.
You can earn free SAB items in few different ways:
Purchase merchandise ( before tax and shipping) for $50 ( $100 order earns you 2 SAB items, and so on) or
Host a workshop of $300 and you will earn one SAB item on top of the other hostess benefits!
As well during SAB there is recruiting promotion, in addition to the starter kit you will receive any one stamp set (up to $47.95) for free and 15% off the starter kit (regular price is $199, but it's worth over $300)
Click HERE to shop :)

Eastern Blooms- CASE-ing Andrea


It has been another looooong day at work. I was out of ideas and few days ago I saw these cards by Andrea Walford and decided to CASE it, more so because I have really abandoned my Eastern Blooms set. So here is one of the cards I CASE-ed from her.I really love her designs.

Scroll down for complete list of supplies.
And I am off to bed, it'll be another 12+hr work day tomorrow.


Supplies:
stamps: eastern blooms, full of life
ink: soft suede, bermuda bay, rose red
paper: kraft, thoroughly modern dp, bermuda bay
other: soft suede ribbon, paper piercing tool, corner rounder

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