Happy Mother's Day

Today is my first "almost" Mother's Day.  My little one didn't want to arrive before Mother's Day, but I still got some snuggle and love from my first born furbaby.  I did send out two Mother's Day cards, though.  One for my mom and one for my mother-in-law.  And they have a good story to go with them!
I wanted to emboss on my cards, so I got out the glossy cardstock, inked up my stamp with Versamark, stamped, painstakingly colored the image with Stampin' Pastels, inked up the stamp with Versamark again and overstamped, poured embossing powder on my cardstock................and my embossing gun wouldn't work!!!!  I tried it in a different outlet (even though the lamp plugged into that outlet was working) and it still wouldn't work!!  I was so upset!  Not that it is now dead.  It is almost 6 years old after all, but because I took all that time to color in the image and now I had no way to heat it.  So, with a resourceful eye I scanned the craft room to see what I could do.  And it hit me!  The iron!!  So I headed over to sewing land and grabbed the iron.  I turned it on, held it upside down, and set my cardstock on top of it.  It worked!!!!!!  I did have to kind of hold the cardstock down on the iron (not with my fingers!) to melt all the embossing powder and it did overcook the embossing powder easier, but it turned out OK.

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Whimsical Words
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Versamark
Paper: Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Stampin' Pastels, Circle Scissor Plus, Earth Elements Buttons, Stampin' Dimensionals, Lattice Texturz Plate, Big Shot, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Sponges, Clear Embossing Powder


National Scrapbooking Month

Take your scrapbooking to a whole new level with Stampin' Up! Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month throughout May by stamping in your scrapbook. Stamping is great for creating titles, journaling, and embellishments on scrapbook pages, and this month you can earn free Designer brads when you purchase a qualifying scrapbooking stamp set.

During National Scrapbooking Month, May 1-31, get a FREE package of Designer brads with the purchase of My Digital Studio (item 118108) or any of the following stamp sets:

Page Description Wood-Mount Item Wood-Mount Price Clear-Mount Item Clear-Mount Price
Extreme Elements
115181 $26.95 --- ---
Framed with Love**
114389 $27.95 --- ---
113706 $27.95 --- ---
Circle Circus
115778 $28.95 --- ---
Elements of Style
118611 $27.95 120045 $19.95
119910 $27.95 120105 $19.95
Éléments de style
119900 $27.95 120099 $19.95
Rough Type
118659 $26.95 120072 $18.95
Sentimental Journey
118513 $23.95 120075 $17.95
First Day
118521 $23.95 120051 $17.95
Camino a la Escuela
120152 $23.95 120154 $17.95
*From the Summer Mini Catalog
**A Last Chance stamp set!

Choose from the following Designer brads with qualifying purchase:

Page Description Item
Flower Designer brads
Filigree Designer brads
Circle Designer brads
Star Designer brads