Shari Fritz, Stampin' Up Independent Demonstrator

Shari Fritz, Stampin' Up Independent Demonstrator (210)680-9522

May 29, 2013

Product Shares

I've decided to offer a few product shares from the new catalog.  We are in the final hours before the new catalog goes live!  Don't forget that on May 31st you are able to order from the current Spring catalog, the 2012-13 catalog, and the new 2013-14 catalog.  Someone described it as the Trifecta of Stamping!  I think I have to agree.  Check out the following shares and contact me to reserve your share spot.

Designer Series Paper Share

Quatrefancy Specialty DSP
Soho Subway
Afternoon Picnic
I Am Me
Gingham Garden
Eastern Elegance
Birthday Basics
Venetian Romance
Modern Medley
Epic Day

                             66 - 6"x6" squares     $16 + shipping
                             66 - 6" x 12" (1/2 sheets)  $32 + shipping

Ribbon Shares

7/8" Chevron Ribbon-12 colors, 1 yd. each
      Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie, Wisteria Wonder

                                                12 yds.  --  $12 + shipping

3/8" Ruffled Stretch Trim-5 colors, 1 yd. each
     Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana. Crisp Cantelope, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush

                                                  5 yds.  --  $5 + shipping

1/8" Taffeta Ribbon-7 colors, 1 yd. each
     Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red

                                                   7 yds.  --  $5 + shipping

Button & Accessories Shares

New Designer Buttons
    18 buttons (three designs in 6 colors) each from of the Subtles, Brights, Neutrals, and Regals

                                                     72 Buttons  -- $8.50 + shipping

Misc. Buttons & Accessories
     Very Vintage Buttons - 6 buttons, 2 each of 3 designs, Hardware Clips - 6 clips, 2 each of 3 designs, Candy Dots - 25 Brad Bases and 80 candy dots (20 dots from each color family)

                                                       107 pieces -- $8 + shipping

Don't miss out on this opportunity to get a sampler of all the great new papers, ribbons, buttons, and accessories!  Contact me at or give me a call.  If you live in the San Antonio area you can pick up your order and save shipping costs.  Shipping costs will be calculated once you place your order, first class or priority--your choice.

May 25, 2013

Bloomin' Bouquet

Now here is a bouquet that will last a long time.  I put together Stampin' Up's new Bloomin' Bouquet Kit for my Mom.  I had a cute little watering can in my stash and it was just the perfect size for this project.  I plan to make myself a bouquet and put it in a Mason jar.  I think the flowers need leaves on their stems, what do you think?  I sure miss the wide, striped grosgrain ribbon. 

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May 24, 2013

Butterflies and Rainbows

Each month at our Cyberstampin' meeting, we make card fronts using two different techniques.  This month one of the techniques was called Rainbow of Colors.   We colored the basic rhinestones with Sharpie Markers and punched butterflies from cardstock the colors of a rainbows.  You can also see a sneak peek of a greeting set from the new catalog. 

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May 23, 2013

Label Love

I suppose you might be wondering why the title of this post is "Label Love"?  My card is made with a new set, called Label Love, that will be available on June 1st. I have to admit I found the layout on Mindy Backes blog, Bada Bing Papercrafting.  I made this as a swap for the Cyberstampin' group monthly business meeting.  The DSP coordinates with Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, Blushing Bride, and Early Espresso.  It will be great for masculine cards and scrapbooking your travel photos.  Check out the cute button too!  Love these.

My next big project is making graduation announcements for my youngest son.  I have a few ideas and will make up a prototype or two and decide what will look best.  I will be using the last of my Brilliant Blue cardstock.  That was one color that should never have been retired.  Which retired color do you wish Stampin' Up would bring back?

May 21, 2013

There's a Senior in the House

My youngest son is graduating this year.  All I can say is "thank goodness"!  I was crazy enough to volunteer to make 40 table arrangements for his Senior Banquet.  As usual, I underestimated the time it would take for the project and ended up burning the midnight oil to get it done.  The banquet was this past Saturday.  The plan was to deliver the centerpieces at 4 p.m. for the final set-up.  Would you believe that I finished everything at 3 p.m.--talk about cutting it close.  Unfortunately, I also waited too long to really get after my Artisan Design Team entries and just couldn't get it all done.  It makes me quite sad, but I just keep telling myself that I can try again next year. 

Here are a few photos of the centerpieces and the assembly process.  I thought they looked pretty good for tissue paper, straws and glimmer paper.  I punched 320 scalloped circles, 320 circle punched numbers and too many stars to count!  I roped my older son into punching some of the stars and he asked how I was able to punch so many times without getting blisters.  The sacrifices we crafters make!

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