Decks and Designer Frames

Well....we've been waiting for the Lowe's delivery truck this morning that was supposed to bring most of the wood for our deck.  They finally showed up about 10 minutes ago with 1/2  of our order.  They will be coming back later today.  *sigh*  In the meantime Mike and Zach are out back doing what they can with what we already have.

So I've been busy doing a few odds and ends.  One thing I did was to try out a couple of new Stampin' Up! items.  Here's one of the projects I made...  It's a SNEAK PEEK of a stamp set coming out in the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog.  I love Halloween, Fall, Colored Leaves, Pumpkins....ALL of it.  So I couldn't help myself.  I needed to try this stamp out.

It's a covered gum holder.  So fun!  I used a pack of Trident gum.  I'm sure this will be a a project at one of my Halloween Stamp Camps!  :-)  The owl and greeting are both embossed with black embossing powder.  I really love these colors together.  The colors are Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie (how appropriate!), Basic Black and Whisper White.

One of the other new items I used was the oval frame from the new "Designer Frames" Embossing Folders Set in the new Idea Book and Catalog.  Here's a sample of both images.

You can see them on page 218 of the Idea Book and Catalog or on my website.  Just click HERE .

Don't forget...two important offers that both end tomorrow....

1st:.. If you'd like a way to get all that's on your Stampin' Up! Wish List and get it at a discount, take advantage of the $99 Starter Kit Offer.  You can make it anything YOU want it to be.  Check it out by clicking HERE and then clicking on "Join the Fun" for all the possibilites.  The kit includes $185 in products so you're saving already!  Also, there's a free gift too!  It's the gorgeous "Holiday Keepsake Box" project kit (a $40 value)  The offer ends tomorrow, July 31st.  Contact me for more info...

2nd...**Blog Special**
For anyone placing an order of $25 today through Sunday you will receive the "Summer Splash" set from the Summer Mini Catalog at 1/2 off!!
The regular prices are:  
Wood Mount - $22.95 and Clear Mount - $16.95
Orders can be placed either on my website or you can send me a quick email with your order.
Ok...I'm off to get more things done around the house.  We just found out this morning that Bealy has officially been hired by the apartment complex where she lives at JMU to work in the office doing data entry and working with all the residents.  (That's the good news....a paying job! Woot!)  The bad news is that she needs to be there to start work on Monday so she will be leaving to move back to college TOMORROW.  I always dread it....I think I always will.  I love having her here with us and I know that it's only natural that she lives her own life but what can I say....I really do like her.  So we'll be getting things organized and ready for her to pack up her car and head out tomorrow.  
I wish you all  a happy Saturday and whatever you do....just enjoy the day.