Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.” —Groucho Marx

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Say good-bye to iris

Springtime and autumn are my two favorite seasons. I love the outside and appreciate the smell of fresh cut grass, lilacs and the smell of upturned earth. Spring rains wash away the remnants of winter. The sun pokes it's head just a little closer and coaxes all the tender flowers to push through the darkness and tranquility of dormancy to bloom and blossom, sharing the beauty of new life! It truly is a time of rebirth. I find myself this spring wanting to do what I've never done, be what I have never been and to start anew. Best to start with my own attitude I guess.

Anyway, Iris are my favorite flower. They come in all sizes and colors and they are gloriously shaped and designed. When we lived in our house on the east side, I planted 26 different varieties of IRIS. That was before my knees and my back gave out on me. I had one iris that was almost black, another that smelled like grapes, verigated iris and a beautiful dark rust color. Some had such huge blooms, the stem could barely stand up, otheres were small and petite.

To honor spring and my love of the IRIS, I have done the card featured here, using my favorite shades of the color purple. I can not remeber what company put out the stamp, sorry, but I am pretty sure, I bought it at Michael's, another favorite!

We are watching the boys today while the adult kids are at Laser Fest. I bet we have more fun than they do! Rigth now they are playing video games, but we'll be stamping before too long!That is a sure bet when they are at Grandma's house. Who knows I may have the next Picasso growing up right before my eyes!

Enjoy this last day of May. I certainly will!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Newsletter June 2009

Greetings everyone! Can you believe the Month of June is just around the corner!
I have been enjoying the sunshine and the fresh air and the excitement of Stampin Up’s transition to a new catalog come July!!!

June 1st, the retired list will be posted on line. Be sure and check out my demonstrator website at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampwithheart/ and see the retired stamp sets. They will only be available through the 30th of June.

Anyone who orders three retired stamp sets will receive a free pack of colored paper from me during the month of June. This is my demonstrator offer to you and is not being offered through Stampin Up. You will need to place you orders directly through me in order to earn this freebie!

Summer Fun Hostess Bonus Promotion
Dates: June 1-30, 2009
Promotion Details:
The Summer Fun Hostess Bonus Promotion has two parts:
Hostesses who hold a $250-$399.99 workshop will receive an additional $20 in hostess free merchandise dollars.
Hostesses who hold a $400 or more workshop will receive an additional $40 in hostess free merchandise dollars.
Things to Remember:
Customer, demonstrator, Online, and workshop order types qualify for this promotion.
Hostesses may use their additional hostess free merchandise on any regular catalog or mini catalog merchandise.
Order deadlines:
Phone: Tuesday, June 30, 2009; 6:50 PM (MT)
OEX or Online Ordering: Tuesday, June 30, 2009; 11:50 PM (MT)

Monthly Meeting: June 28th, Sunday
Amy’s House, 1310 NW Eden, Ankeny
2-4 PM or whenever Amy turns us out
RSVP me at 515-865-4625 or
Email: miffbeth@q.com

We’ll work on a couple of cards, hear about Amy’s trip to convention in Minneapolis and see her most organized craft room that we will envy for the rest of our lives….LOL

Come join the fun with an afternoon at Amy’s!
Admission free to club member’s, $5.00 admission for non member’s to assist in covering expenses.

Ask me about club membership and see if the rewards are for you!

I hope to see as many of you as possible on the 28th…

Only two days left to get in on 12X12 paper, buy three and get one free. Please go to my on line website if you want to get in on the last minutes of this great sale from SU. This includes designer series paper paks and colored paper packs as well.

That’s it for now Ladies.

Beth Cutwright
Stampin With Heart
Email: miffbeth@q.com
Demonstrator website: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampwithheart/
Blogspot: http://www.bethartfromtheheart.blogspot.com/