Jan 16, 2010

Orlando Cold

at some point, i hope to figure out the entire "digi-scrapping" thing, but until then, i'm just posting pictures and journaling. creativity will have to come later.



during the first full week of January, Orlando finally experienced our first cold snap of the season. we've had several days with lows in the high 20s, and more days with highs in the 50s than has been recorded in 40+ years. while some reported seeing snow flurries, i was bundled tight under my electric blanket, and never saw a single flake.

reports are, our typical 70-degree tropical winter temps. i'm looking forward to it!

Jan 3, 2010

a new beginning...

i can’t believe that it’s been more than a year since i’ve put photo to scrapbook page. my life has been filled with many scrapbook worthy moments however. where has the time gone?

in late 2008, i read about Becky Higgins’ Project Life and while it intrigued me, i knew it would take much more discipline and time than i had to dedicate to such a project. when i recently started reading more about a similar concept called "Project 52" [and based on the Project 365], i immediately thought it would be a great way to get me re-focused on photographing and documenting the things that are important in my daily life.

bear with me as i attempt to use this blog as a way to kick things off. i hope to start posting my photos and journaling [at least once a week] and maybe even a few of my creative attempts.

if you’re looking for information on my products – thank you! and, please use the link in the left side bar to link to my website.

Jun 12, 2009

All Grown Up!


Over the last month, I've been working hard to develop a website to showcase my products and templates.

It's finally ready for the crafting public! My new site might not be as fancy as others, but hopefully you'll find the information you're looking for.

My new website contains all the great information you've found here about my products. And, it includes an entire page dedicated to free downloads!

Please take a few minutes to check it out! I'd love to hear from you! Thanks, Cat

Jan 12, 2009

PunchPal Too – upcoming birthday!

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been making the PunchPal Too for nearly two years now! If you don’t know what the fuss is about, here’s a little summary.

The PunchPal Too is a shape and size inventory of Stampin’ Up! shaped punches. This ring of laminated tags, includes a punched shape from SU!’s significant paper punches. It’s perfect to use with your catalog or stamped images to determine if the image will fit inside a punched shape.

The current version includes 25 punched cards; each made from authentic SU! cardstock and stamped with SU! images. So, besides being functional, it’s pretty to use!

Each PunchPal Too comes complete with a binder ring which allows you to add additional shapes later, and the laminated tags will hold up under years of use. You can even personalize your ring by adding ribbons or charms! A tag ‘cover’ includes a place for you to add an address label so your PunchPal Too won’t get lost.

Current punched shapes include: Circles: 1¾”, 1⅜”, 1¼”, 1”, ¾”, ½”; Squares: 1⅜”, 1¼”, ¾”; Word Window; Key Tag; Large & Small Ovals; Small Tag & Tag; Designer Label; Round Tab; Scallop Circle; Photo Corners; 5-Petal Flower; Large Star; My Way [arrows]; Wide Oval; Scallop Square; Curvy Label.


The PunchPal Too retails for $14.95, plus $2 for shipping to US or Canada
[just $1 more to Australia & New Zealand; other countries, please contact me for a shipping quote]


Please send PayPal payment to calail86{at}gmail{dot}com

Nov 24, 2008

PunchPal Too & TagOns ~ NEW RELEASE!

The PunchPal Too has been updated again, and now includes four new punched shapes. The latest & greatest PunchPal Too includes 25 punched cards & a cover.Each laminated tag is made from Stampin' Up! cardstock, stamped with genuine Stampin' Up! stamps or wheels [some items may be retired] and punched with a Stampin' Up! punch. Each set comes complete with a binder-ring to keep your tags together; decorate yours with ribbons or charms, and be sure to add an address label to the back of the ‘cover’ to keep your PunchPal from getting lost!

These PunchPal Too rings are great for determining whether your stamped image will fit inside a punched shape.

Punched shapes include: Circles: 1⅜”, 1¼”, 1, ¾”, ½”; Squares: 1⅜”, 1¼”, ¾”; Word Window; Key Tag; Large & Small Ovals; Small Tag & Tag; Designer Label; Round Tab; Scallop Circle; Photo Corners; 5-Petal Flower; Large Star; My Way [arrows]; and four new tags: Wide Oval, 1¾” Circle, Scallop Square & Curvy Label.

The new PunchPal Too retails for $14.95, plus $2 for shipping to US or Canada [just $1 more to Australia & New Zealand]

Please send PayPal payment to calail86{at}gmail{dot}com

Do you just need a "TagOns" Update for your PunchPal Too Ring?

Version 3 of the TagOns include four new tags: the Wide Oval, 1¾” Circle, Scallop Square & Curvy Label.

Still just $3.00 (includes shipping) to update your PunchPal with the latest release.

Just send PayPal payments (or questions) to: calail86[at]gmail[dot]com

Aug 23, 2008

Newest Release! SU! Stamp Set Inventory

I've just released the latest update to my SU! Stamp Set Inventory and Tracking file.

This release includes sets from the newest Fall 2008 Idea Book & Catalog [US and CAN release], the new Spanish Celebrando Creatividad [Celebrating Creativity] catalog, as well as the newest Spring Mini [AUS & NZ release] and now includes over THREE THOUSAND stamp sets.

I have spent many hours personally compiling the data, confirming codes with catalogs, and ensuring the accuracy of each record. That makes this file perfect for your inventory needs and provides accurate value data for insurance records.

Best of all, if you purchase this file from me you will receive:

ABSOLUTELY FREE UPDATES

which include newly released sets for as long as I continue to purchase SU! products!

Please send PayPal payment of $9.95 to calail86{at}gmail{dot}com

Jul 17, 2008

What are you waiting for?

Have you been thinking about purchasing a PunchPal Too, but just haven't done it yet?

So, tell me, why are you waiting? Here are the top five reasons for buying a PunchPal Too today:

#5 - This is probably the BEST time to buy; the new Stampin' Up! fall idea and catalog will be released in August, and the PunchPal Too would be so handy to check new images for size and punch compatibility while you're perusing the new sets!
#4 -
Demos, the PunchPal Too makes a great gift for your best customer [or two, *wink]; did you know I will customize the PunchPal Too with demo business card at no extra cost?
#3
- I now offer a Money-back guarantee! That's right; if you aren't completely satisfied with your PunchPal Too, return it to me within 30-days of purchase for a refund of your purchase price [shipping not included].
#2 - Did you know that each PunchPal Too is HAND-CRAFTED? Each tag is hand-stamped by me, and then heat-laminated to make it last for years of use!

And, the Number One reason to purchase your PunchPal now?
  • As a special SU! catalog release offer, today and through August 10th, purchase your PunchPal Too at 2007 prices! That's just $11.95 USD [plus $2 shipping]! [just $1 more to Australia & New Zealand]
sorry - my promo is over, but i hope you're enjoying your new catalog!

I'll send you a PunchPal Too for just $13.95 USD [plus $2 shipping]!
[just $1 more to Australia & New Zealand]

Please send PayPal payment [in US funds] to calail86{at}gmail{dot}com

Jun 26, 2008

Summer Holiday!

I'm actually taking a little time off - any orders for PunchPal Toos placed today and through July 13th will ship the week of July 14th. I'll still be shipping SU! Inventory files - I'm also working on some ideas for the new file release after the SU! catalog release on August 10. Current customers, watch your inbox for details as they become available!

Enjoy your summer!

May 3, 2008

PunchPal Too - UPDATES!

The PunchPal Too has been updated to include three new punched shapes.

The PunchPal Too now includes 21 punched cards & a cover; each stamped card includes the punch name and SU! item number. The laminated cards are made from Stampin Up! cardstock and stamped with Stampin Up! stamps (or wheels). Each set comes complete with a binder-ring; decorate yours with ribbons or charms, and be sure to add an address label to the back of the ‘cover’!

Punched shapes include: Circles 1⅜”, 1¼”, 1, ¾”, ½”; Squares 1⅜”, 1¼”, ¾”; Word Window; Key Tag; Large & Small Oval; Small Tag & Tag; Designer Label; Round Tab; Scalloped Circle; Photo Corners -- and the NEW punched shapes are 5-Petal Flower, Large Star, and My Way [arrows].

The new & improved PunchPal Too retails for $13.95, plus $2 for shipping.

[just $1 more to Australia & New Zealand]

Please send PayPal payment to calail86{at}gmail{dot}com

Do you just need a "TagOns" Update for your PunchPal Ring?

Version 2 of the TagOns include three new tags: the 5-Pointed Flower, the Large Star, and My Way Stampin’ Up! punched shapes all in the SU! 07/08 In Colors collection.

Still just $3.00 (includes shipping) to update your PunchPal with the latest release.

Just send PayPal payments (or questions) to: calail86[at]gmail[dot]com

Feb 20, 2008

PunchPal Too ~ price increase soon!

If you've been on the fence about ordering a PunchPal, read a few comments from recent customers:

"I saw my SU Consultant's ring today and have to have one!! I'll be stalking the postman until it arrives :)" ~ Rena [avid stamper} www.friendscraps.com

"My customers wanted the PUNCH PAL ... RIGHT THEN! ... THEY LOVE IT! I MEAN LOVE IT!" ~ Crystal M. {SU! Demo} http://crystalmiller.stampinup.net


If that isn't enough to motivate you to make a purchase, then maybe this will: the price of the PunchPal will be increasing on April 1st! I'll be adding three new punches to the rings; if you order now, you'll get an offer to purchase the additional TagOns when they're ready, for just a small fee.