Saturday, July 31, 2010

Upcoming Florida Tax Holiday

The state of Florida is having a sales tax holiday for school supplies up to $10.00 per item August 13 – 15. Because school supply items are included in this sales tax holiday, the below list of items will be tax free during the holiday period. Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax free. Contact me to place your order.
The following items are tax-exempt during the Florida sales tax holiday:

Item #   Description   Price

100425  2-Way Glue Pen   $3.50
104332  SNAIL Adhesive  $6.95
104331  SNAIL Adhesive Refill  $4.50
100902  Dotto Refill  $6.50
104045  Anywhere Glue Stick  $3.95
104294  Sticky Strip  $6.95
104430  Stampin' Dimensionals  $3.95
103683  Mini Glue Dots  $4.95
103579  Paper Snips  $9.95
105021  White Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen  $3.95
102845  Blender Pens  $9.95
Various  Stampin’ Write Markers (individual)  $3.50
105394  Basic Black Stampin’ Write Journaler  $3.50
110755  Multipurpose Liquid Glue  $3.95

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Can we say procrastination????

Over a week ago I posted the third use it up challenge and have finally gotten around to making some samples. Over the next few days, God willing, I will be continuing the third use it up challenge.

Supplies (all cards)
Pacific Point cardstock & ink         Baja Breeze cardstock & ink     
Bravo Burgundy cardstock            Always Artichoke cardstock & ink
Natural Ivory cardstock                 Whisper White cardstock
Night of Navy ink                          Soft Sky cardstock & ink (retired)
Felt Flurries (retired)                      Gold Organdy (retired)
Tiffany Fancy Fibers (retired)         Natural Rope Twine (retired)
White Organdy Ribbon (retired)     Gold Cord (retired)
Serene Snowflakes                         Holy Family (retired)
Many Merry Messages                   Simple Circles (retired)
1 3/8 Circle Punch                          Scallop Border Punch
Eyelet Border Punch                       Large Oval Punch
Wide Oval Punch                           Scallop Oval Punch

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Use it Up #3

#3 Organdy Ribbon

I love organdy ribbon. Unfortunately none of it is available anymore through Stampin’ Up. My goal this week is to “use up” my many rolls of organdy ribbon. I think I bought every color and size that was available; some is still in a closed package. The advantage to this challenge is that I will still be able to use the Hodgepodge Hardware I am trying to get rid of. So maybe by the end of the week I will have an empty spot on my shelf and on the dowels that hold my ribbon. At least then I will finally have room for some new product.

Samples to be posted later….

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More Use it Up #2 samples

Here are three more samples of how to use Hodgepodge Hardware. I still have a lot left so you will probably see more of it in the next use it up challenge. My favorite of the three cards is the one with the daisy flowers and the spiral clips as the center. The Hello card was made for my son who is away at camp this week. The one with the butterflies has the versatility of an “oh no, I forgot (insert name here)’s birthday or just because.

Supplies Used (all cards)
Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware (retired)
Apricot Appeal cardstock, ink and grosgrain (retired)
Cool Caribbean cardstock (retired)
Taken with Teal cardstock (retired)
Rose Red cardstock
Whisper White cardstock and grosgrain
Wild Wasabi cardstock
Garden Green cardstock and ink
Night of navy cardstock and ink
Marina Mist ink
Bashful Blue ink
Daisy Flower sizzlet
Little Leaves sizzlet
Beautiful Wings embosslet
Square Lattice embossing folder
Scallop border punch
Tag Corner punch (retired)
Simply Circles (retired)
Fifth Avenue Floral

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Music camp is I can go back to my corner.

I had so much fun this past week helping out at my church. Every year our Kids Choir puts on a music camp. It is from grades K-5 and this year we had 58 kids sign up. They learn a complete musical, a musical instrument, and do crafts, all in one week. The finale was last night when we put on a show for all the parents/church.

Now that it is over I can go back to my crafty corner. A little over a week ago I posted the second use it up challenge. Well I haven’t stepped foot in my craft corner since I posted the challenge, so it is being extended until next Tuesday.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Use it Up #2

#2 Hodgepodge Hardware

As I was trying to finish using my True Thyme (still have some left), I was inspired to pull out my hodgepodge hardware. So this weeks challenge is to use up my/your hodgepodge hardware. The funny thing is that when these came out I thought of all the things I could do with them. Needless to say I didn’t use it as much as I thought I would so I am pulling it out again to use it up and make space for some of the amazing things Stampin Up has in the new catalog. This challenge is a harder one for me to do because I really don’t know how to use some of the things in the sets, plus I am either out or almost out of the brads.
ETA: This may be a longer challenge than I originally intended. Super busy with making props and doing crafts for our church's music camp.

SUPPLIES (for all three cards):
True Thyme cardstock, ribbon & ink (retired)
Natural Ivory cardstock
Mellow Moss cardstock (retired)
Creamy Caramel cardstock & ink (retired)
Fancy Fibers “Bella” (retired)
Taupe ribbon (retired)
Mustard ribbon (retired)
Hodgepodge Hardware (retired)
Cajun Craze cardstock & ink
More Mustard cardstock & ink
Small Oval punch
Gifts of the Earth (retired)
Canvas (retired)
Serene Sunflower (retired)
Grateful Greetings
Autumn Days

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Friday, July 2, 2010

True Thyme Take Two

I have both sizes of cardstock 8 ½x11 and 12x12. I was thinking that one of the best ways to "use up" the 12x12 was to make scrapbook page layouts (coming soon) and boxes. Boxes a super simple to make, if you know what size box you need. This box is a four in box with a three in lift. The lids are a little trickier but still very easy.

True Thyme cardstock & ink (retired)
Cranberry Crisp cardstock, ink & ribbon (retired)
Chocolate chip ink
Fancy Fibers “Bella” (retired)
Ribbon Originals “Alpine” (retired)
Confetti Vanilla 12x12
Tag Punch, small & large
Peaceful Wishes (retired)
All Year Cheer (retired)

True Thyme cardstock (retired)
Chocolate Chip ink
Confetti Vanilla cardstock
Bravo Burgundy cardstock & ink
Bravo Burgundy mulberry paper (retired)
Vintage Brads (retired)
Copper Embossing Powder (don’t remember when or where I got it but not available with SU)
Square Lattice embossing folder
Many Merry Messages
Holy Family (retired)

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