July 25, 2011

In With The New... Out With The Old... (And Some Birthday Wishes)

At the beginning of July, I shared some exciting events that were coming your way this month. I hope you've enjoyed the festitivites so far. Today I'm celebrating the transition of Stampin' Up!'s new Idea Book and Catalog by sharing both new and retired goodies with you!

New goodies means some fabulous new ribbon shares! You know I love ribbon... But what I love even more is the opportunity to share it with you! Ribbon shares are an economical way to purchase a great variety of ribbon. My current ribbon shares are for NEW ribbons, including that fun ruffled ribbon and cute scallop polka dot ribbon that you've seen on a few of my recent projects. To get your hands on some ribbon, check out my ribbon shares here.

And of course, in order to make room for new stamps, I have to clean out some of the retired stamps from my collection. You benefit from this purging by having the opportunity to purchase DEEscounted stamps! That's my code word for retired stamps at discounted prices. Many of these stamps set are new and in fantastic condition so be sure to check them out here.

I don't have a card to share with you today, but I wanted to show you a couple of sweet cards that I received in the mail this weekend.

The first card is from my fearless leader, Mary Fish. Don't you just love that bright Rich Razzleberry paired with some crisp Whisper White? And the new My Friend stamp set from Stampin' Up! is one that I have to add to my wishlist.

This next lovely card is from a friend and Pretty Pal, Patti MacLeith. I LOVE the way she used the Lace Ribbon Border punch to frame the sentiment. Isn't it gorgeous?! I am definitely going to have to try that!

This next card is one that my hubby's aunt, Susan sent me. Isn't the matching embellie on the card envelope so cute? Aunt Susan is a talented photographer, but I don't believe she does much papercrafting. Although this card is a handmade one, I don't think it was made by her. I believe she purchased it from Etsy - she is quite a fan. In fact, she's my best client :)

And this last card is one from Stampin' Up! I had to share it cause it's so cute! :) The card was sent with my birthday perk which I'll be sharing with you tomorrow. Stay tuned!

Thank you all for your sweet birthday wishes! They made my weekend extra special! :)