Friday, February 29, 2008


Stampin' Up! Shipping Costs

Effective April 1, 2008, Stampin' Up! will make a change to their shipping costs. With the overall increase in the economy, increases in postage, transportation, gas etc., we've all noticed increases in most everything we use and purchase each day. Unfortunately shipping is also affected by these increases.

Currently the minimum shipping charge on an order is $3.95 (or 10% which ever is greater). As of April 1, 2008, this will change to a minimum of $6.95 (or 10% which ever is greater).

While this should not impact most hostesses, as they currently pay the 10% shipping charge because of the larger orders, it will impact the occasional small orders that individuals place.

Please be assured that I will continue to offer to combine orders whenever possible if it will impact the overall shipping cost. It's my goal to continue providing the best service that I possibly can to you.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Criss Cross Valentine

I decided to make a criss-cross card for a Valentine swap I'd joined, and also wanted to use up some of the designer paper I've been hoarding, although a couple of peices certainly didn't make a dent in the mountains of paper I have!
Stamps: Party Punch, Holiday and Wishes, Happy Heart Day
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Mellow Moss, various designer paper from unknown manufacturers
I also used paper piercing tools, red brad, stickles for the stamped flower image, corner rounder, red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, red sticky tape, various watercolor crayons, blender pen, paper flower made by American Crafts.