Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Quilting: Preemie Quilts for 2014, so far

Well for those who have been to my house and craft rooms, you know I have a lot of "Stuff" as my husband calls it.  I have bunches of fabric and I have this fear that I'll die and he will just toss it all out not realizing how much I have invested.  So goal has been to make some preemies for Brenners Children's hospital to use some of it up.  Of course along the way I've had to buy some fabrics to go with what I have.  Are you laughing because you understand.

My goal was also to practice my free motion skills.  It's a learning process.

    Sadly the purple one was to be a preemie but it had some issues so it made it's way to the nursing home as a lap blanket.  

 The rest are preemies for the hospital.  Here's what I've gotten done so far this year, 2014.  My goal has been to do 12 a year.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Quilting: Daisy on faux fence

Yep, when I bought my sofa I asked if they ever had upholstery samples and the girl said yes.  So I came home with a huge box.  Thank goodness I gave 1/2 away.    Still have a very nice stash.  Decided one day to see if I could create something using one of the pieces and this is what I came up with.   I also have a lot of yarns.   Faced the back.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

June 2014 class projects

  Hard to believe we're almost at the 1/2 year mark.  The older you get the quicker times passes you by.   Are you too busy to stamp these day.    If you think it's hard to gather up all the supplies to make a card, then you might want to consider Stampin Up's Paper Pumpkin.  It ships to you monthly with all the supplies to make the projects they have provided for you.    Ask me about it or check it out on line. 
 June 2014 projects were fun.   If you just like coming to class and/or  stamping with others            then you might enjoy these projects.     Look how easy these cards are to do.
Sorry that Calypso Coral is no longer available.  Such a pretty color and this is the last of my stash.  Time to find another use for that Pansy Punch you may have purchased.    Stay tuned for at least one more card using your punch. 
If you are interested in a class to make these projects, please let me know.  I like to have at least 3 people for a class.    Feel free to contact me to see if I have any openings in my regular monthly classes.  Class is normally around 2.5 hr. depending on the number in class as it's hands on and I'll provide everything needed for $15 per person.      Give me a call, 764-3546.

If you noticed, I also changed the tag color in the card above.  White was just too bold for the paper peaking thru the Pansy punch.
Well I'm thinking about the butterfly.  Often things look different in photo.  Wonder if the butterfly should be in black.  We'll see.  Comments welcome. 
As for the Starburst card with 3 pansies, lesson learned.  Don't try to put in the center flower first thinking it's the center..... DUH.  Glue dots don't come up.  So end flowers first and then the center flower.  Also the flowers will now be sponged around the edges. 
While I love the softness of the butterfly in white, I'm considering if I should try it in black.  We'll see.    
Yep,  I discovered not wise to put the center flower in what you thins

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Holidays..... over before you know it

Hope you had a nice Holiday weekend with family and friends and took a moment to remember those who have fought to defend us and others.   To their them and their families, we thank you.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The New....Stampin Up catalog is now here.

The old catalog is coming to an end this week.   Retired items have been flying off the shelves and at a discount for some.  If you want to get in a last minute order, now is the time to do it.  Either visit my SU site below to place your order and it will ship directly to you.  http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/joanlowder/

The new catalog will take effect 6/1/14.  

Once again, Stampin Up is allowing us to have a catalog sent directly to your home. 
5-7 days delivery is $8.50 and  2-3 week delivery is $5.00.  If you are in the area, just call me and we'll work something out as I have a few extras, $5 will include your mini catalogs.

If you are interested in having the new catalog sent directly to your home as listed above, please let me know and I'll send you information about where to mail your check.    jlowder1@bellsouth.net  or call me          336-764-3546.

Because the mini catalogs are much larger now, like a magazine, they will only come out twice a year.   I believe they explained to me that the next mini will not be out til very late fall, to give you time to absorb the new catalog. 

Do you stamp with friends?  You should as it sure makes bouncing ideas more fun and don't forget the snacks. 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Stampin Up retired items for Sale

Entire set of 2011-2013 In Colors, Ink Refills, new.  Colors include Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder.  5 refills, normally $2.95 each.  Set for $12.50 plus shipping.

Be sure to ask me if you are looking for ink, cardstock, stamps.  I'm paring down my stash and moving out some items.

Here are some stamp sets looking for a new home.  Shipping will need to be added to final price.

The price is listed in white on the photo of the set.
 Feel free to contact me at jlowder1@bellsouth.net      If paying by check, check has to clear before I'll ship the items.   I'll accept paypal as well.    Buyer pays shipping.  Check back later for more items.

5/5/14 on hold, awaiting payment

5/5/14 on hold, awaiting payment 

May 2014 class projects

Here are the class projects for May 2014.  If you need more information about them, let me know.  I'll have the supply list finished this week.  Drop me a line, jlowder1@bellsouth.net

If you would like a Stampin Up catalog, please let me know.  The cost is $5.  I already have one on order for my Seniors club as well as current stamp club.  

Friday, May 2, 2014

Stampin Up retiring lists are out.... goodbye old and welcome the new

The list is posted on the www.stampinup.com site however I don't believe the list is by page number.   I understand the list will be updated daily at 4 pm as to items that are gone and no longer available for order.   You can also place an order directly at my SU site for delivery to your home. http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/joanlowder/

If you would like a copy of the list, in excel, by page, number, please drop me a note at jlowder1@bellsouth.net.

I'm today ordering new catalogs.  If you are interested in one for $5, please let me know.  Thanks for stopping by.

Some back later when I hope to list several items from my retired inventory, for sale.

Wheeee.  My advice would be to get someone to help you by calling them out as you move thru your catalog.  Seems like it took me forever to update mine.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

April 2014 Class projects

Sadly this April didn't start out so great.  I ended up with what I think was the Norovirus that lasted 5 days solid and a few days to recover.  I was down 7.5 lb but sadly that didn't last long.  Then this week Don was lucky enough to also get it and he's down 9 lb.  It's a nasty virus and it caused me to reschedule classes.  Hope you don't get it.

Here are the projects for April.

Mark your calendar, retiring list just around the corner

  • Plan ahead..... before your favorite items are gone. 

  • Retiring Products: Your chance to stock up on retiring products is almost here-watch for the list on April 21 2014 !    Finish your year strong by encouraging your customers to get their favorite retiring products. New this year: both stamps and accessories will be available only while supplies last. 

My Blog

May, 2009 when I started the blog.

It's still a learning experience. If you are ever looking for a retired stamp set, ask me, I might have it and let it go.

As a follower you'll get emails when I post things which I tend to do in batches, once or twice a month. For class dates go to my Stampin Up events calendar: http://www.joanlowder.stampinup.net/

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate all comments.