Thursday, June 21, 2012

Bunco... Stampin' Up! Style

What: Bunco... Stampin' Up! Style
When: Thursday, June 28th

Time: 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. (Bunco starts promptly at 7!)
Where: Stacy McCain's House - in Boise
Cost: $15
For only $15, you will get a fun night of Bunco, door prizes, snacks and FREE Stampin' Up! merchandise! Don't worry if you've never played before... it is VERY easy to learn!

Each person will receive $5 off their total order, just for playing!

Winners get a gift certificate for more FREE Stampin' Up! merchandise to use that night!
Most Buncos = $35
Most Wins = $35
Even Steven = $20
Most Loses = $10
In case of a tie, there will be a roll off. You can win more than one prize!!

PLUS, you can earn an additional $5 off your order when you bring 3 or more friends with you! (Make sure you let me know who and how many when you RSVP.)

You must RSVP by Tuesday, June 26th so we know how many tables we'll need! If you have not received your FREE Stampin' Up! catalog yet, let me know when you RSVP and I'll bring one for you!!

If you can't make this fun event, but would like to host one of your own, then feel free to send me an email and I can add you to my calendar. 


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

I want to wish a Happy Father's Day to my hubby, dad and father-in-law!  You are all great dads who have taught your children so much!  Thanks for all the great lessons.  We love you!
Designed by Paula Wright and created by Tammi Verbarendse

My hubby's Father's Day card created by Tammi Verbarendse
Have a great day!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Christmas in June

I've been working on some card swaps for Stampin' Up!'s 2012 Convention next month.  It's so fun to swap cards and get new ideas!  One of the cards I've been working on is a Christmas card.  I knew what type of layout I wanted to use, but I was having a hard time getting the right colors and pattern paper to work, but... I finally did!  Here is a sample of my Christmas card.

Delightful Decorations Christmas Card created by Tammi Verbarendse
I used some of my leftover scraps to create a Father's Day card for my husband.  Check back tomorrow to see how that turned out.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

One Layer Flowering Card

I was playing around with my mom's Flowering Flourishes set again and decided to use it on a one layer card.  This is actually hard to do, since you can't add any extra layers to the card!  This set is a great one to use for a semi-quick card.  The most time consuming part was coloring the image with my markers.  I used my Color Coach again for a combo using Wisteria Wonder.  Let me know your thoughts!
One Layer Card created by Tammi Verbarendse
I decided to stick with the layout of my card yesterday, but I took off the pearls on the flowers and it looks better.  Trying to resist adding pearls to the card above!  :) 

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Flowering Flourishes Card

I've been playing around with this new stamp set that I borrowed from my mom.  I got the color combo from the newest cards for our Color Coach.  The Gumball Green works well with Melon Mambo and So Saffron.  I'm still trying to decide if I like the frame-lits that I used to cut out the flower.  I may try another with just a rectangle...  I'll let you know how that turns out.    I may cut back on the pearls on the flower, although they are my favorite embellishment! 
Flowering Flourishes card created by Tammi Verbarendse

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

New My Digital Studio Downloads and My Retired List

Here are the newest downloads for My Digital Studio.  Remember, you can download a trial version for FREE for 30 days, so check it out!  Go to my website to order these and tons of other downloads!

I have added a new page on my blog for you to check out my Retired Sets and accessories that I have for sale.  Check it out here and contact me to request anything!

Well, my new stamps, paper and accessories just arrived, so... off to play!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Video on the NEW Stampin' Up! Ink Pads

Stampin' Up! has redesigned their Classic Stampin' Pads and they are so much better!  Here is a video to show you the difference and how to stamp with them, based on the new design.  They are very juicy, so you don't need to press down hard to get your stamps inked up.  Very cool!!


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

New My Digital Studio Downloads

Check out these great downloads for My Digital Studio that are now available for download.  Just go to my website and create an account.  Then you can buy your downloads and add them straight to your computer with no shipping costs!!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Thanks Big Time Card

Here's a cute card I made for a swap I'm in.  I wanted to use a set that I've had for a while and some of our new items.  I chose Every Little Bit and A Word For You for my stamp sets.  I found a card that my mom designed and thought the layout would be perfect!  I used our new Daffodil Delight Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper. 
Created by Tammi Verbarendse

Friday, June 1, 2012

New Stampin' Up! Catalog and some Fun Promotions

Welcome to a new Stampin' Up! year!!  :)  The new catalog just came out today and it is fabulous!  I will have my sidebar links up soon, but for now... just click on this link to view the catalogs from my website.  One thing to note... the website still shows the Summer Mini and Decor Elements catalogs, but you can no longer order from those.  I'm sure they will take them off the site soon.  :)  Here are the images of these beautiful new catalogs!

2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog

New 2012-2013 Celebrande Creatividad Catalog

Now for some fabulous Summer Promotions!!

During June and July, hostesses who hold a minimum $450 workshop will receive an additional $50 in hostess FREE merchandise dollars--that's in addition to the $65 they already receive for a $450 workshop!  That's a total of $115 in FREE merchandise AND you qualify for 1 item at 50% off!  Click here to pick a date that works for you and then click the 'contact me' button at the top to schedule your workshop!

During June, new demonstrators not only get to choose the products for their fully customizable Starter Kit for only $99, they'll also get products from the brand-new Patio Party Suite for FREE, including the Make a Cake Set, Patio Party Designer Series Paper, and the Patio Party Digital Collection DVD! That's up to $48 in additional FREE products!  Click here to learn more and/or sign up!  Contact me for more information or if you have any additional questions!

Well... I think that's enough for now.  ;)  I will be adding a tab at the top with a list of all my retired sets that are for sale.  May was a busy month, but I did have time to create a few cards, so I will post those this weekend as well. 

DON'T FORGET...  today is the last day to RSVP for my Open House in Boise on Saturday, June 9th.  This is a joint Open House with my sister, Stacy and my mom, Cris.  There will be some newly retired sets for sale as well as some FREE make-n-takes.  AND you can pick up your FREE catalog, too!!  See the post below for more info and don't forget to email me to let me know you will be there.  I would feel really bad if I didn't bring enough catalogs!

I will be holding an Open House in Utah and should have the invite up next week with all the details!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!  We are finally done with school and expecting our oldest daughter, Kylie and her boyfriend, David sometime today.  She'll be bringing her adorable puppy, Henry, too!  They are going to run in the Dirty Dash in Utah tomorrow with my husband, Bryan and our other daughter, Kaity.  Can't wait to get some pictures!!

Happy Stamping!