Sunday, July 26, 2009

What kind of Demo am I?...And Deal of the Week

I blog hop a lot! I come accross a few blogs that belong to other SU! Demo's and all they show or create with are SU! products.
1. Good for them if they can afford only SU! products.
2. Good for them for having the will power to always "wait" for their stuff to arrive.
3. Good for them for never ever wondering what else is out there.
I think one of the greatest things is to hear of an awesome sale, deal or technique. It doesn't ever matter to me where any of these could come from. If I tell people of every kind of deal, then when they are ready to shop from me, they know they aren't being tricked by some silly sales trick that it must really be a good deal.
Although I think SU! has shown us some awesome deals for the Deals of the Week, there have only been a couple that say WOW! to me. Here is the one of them .... If you don't know me I am a total punch-a-holic and any punch that can pull double or triple duty is AWESOME!!

Deal of the Week: Heart to Heart Punch
You're going to LOVE our Heart to Heart punch, especially July 27-31 when it's just $10.99—that's more than 30% off the regular price of $15.95!

This punch works just fine on its own, but also goes with the Love You Much Stamp Set.

They both can be used for Valentines Day that much is obvious. I have also used them to make shaker boxes, kids love pages, frienship cards, engagement, anniversay cards and maternity pages. Your imagination is the only limit with wonderful duo!!
Order online on my website here.
If you have any questions, just email me at
Have a terrific Tuesday!!!
Carrie Hajnal

I am chirping....

It's official!! I have been bit by a bug....uhhhh cricut!!! After my crack-head like behavior on Ebay this weekend and possible groundation from it, I decided to actually start creating with my new cricut and let my paypal account cool off for a while.

My friend Ami got me started...I just have to blame someone and she's it!! LOL!!! I had to continue the chain and my sister Pam was it!!! I am soooo Jealous!!! I got mine at Michaels, she soooo did one up on me and got the HSN special with the Expression and tons of crap to go with it!!! Sooooo JEALOUS!!!! So I was flipping through the booklet that came with my Sesame Street Friends cartridge and saw the cutest notebook with Elmo on it. What a great way to start a project!!!

It's not finished, but I was so excited that I had to show it off. The zig zag boarder punch is my Martha Stewart punch and then some misc. ribbon that goes perfectly, I left some extra ribbon up top to use as a bookmark. I have some actual Sesame Street paper, but just used basic cardstock for my first time practice.

I am excited!!!! Can't wait for my 9 other cartridges to get here!!!! If I get into trouble, I may have to edit this post and add a "Donate Here" button, LOL!!. Thankfully David doesn't read my blog....I hope.

Have a great weekend!!


Friday, July 24, 2009

Great News about Bermuda Bay and other Reminders

There seems to be so much going on that I just wanted to send out a reminder so that you won't miss out on anything.

Note from SU!: We are happy to announce that we have successfully resolved the quality issue with our Bermuda Bay Classic ink. Backorders have begun to ship, and we will be ready to begin processing order corrections by early next week. The ink pad and refill will again be available for order on Wednesday, July 29. You can order online 24/7 through my website here. The color is sooo cool. I tried to use something very similar and it does not come close!!!

REMINDER: I am giving a free catalog or $10 credit for any orders over $100. This offer is only available by contacting me BEFORE you place your order.

Just a hint....I was able to get a look at the Holiday Mini Catalog that will be available starting September 1, 2009. It's CRAZY full of stuff!!!!

Another Reminder.... This week is Deal of the Week #4
Deal of the Week: Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware
Our Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware adds class to any project. Get them for just $18.99 (over 30% off the regular price of $29.95)—only July 20-26!Throughout July, be sure to check my web site every Monday at 10 AM (MT) for the week's new deal.

The last reminder, but not least....

Have Fun Doing What You Love
From July 15 — August 31, you can join the Stampin' Up! family for as little as $85 with the Mini Starter Kit. Have fun helping friends and family create exciting projects, while earning free products and even a little extra cash! This is also helpful if you have a huge wish list, start getting a discount on all of your purchases! You don't have to throw any parties or worry about bring in any extra orders....unless you want to.

Hope your weekend is getting off to a great start!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

You really missed out!!!

I had a little crop party on Friday. My friends Ami, Charli and Chelsie came over and it was so much fun and will definatley become a regular thing now. I have had many SU! workshops, but never just a "play on your own" crop.

Ami finally talked me into keeping the Cricut that I bought a couple of weeks ago. I know...I know...GASP!!! I already have a Xyron Wishblade and didn't think I needed anything else. Then I started wanting to make a Disney album and it's kinda difficult to find files for my Wishblade without paying for them and even then your not guaranteed how nicely they will cut. So I bought it. I AM IN LOOOOOVE!!! Not just because it is sooo easy to use, but now I can share. We can share cartridges too! With my Wishblade I had to be the only person able to use it. Not only because when I bought it I spent $400 on it , but also because it's not very user friendly until you become one with it. By the end of the night Goosie (My 8 yr. old) was using it behind Chelsie's back.

Sooooo if you live in North Texas and want to come play, just let me know. There is plenty of room. LOL!!! That is when the motorcylce get's moved. My husband promised before hand to help by moving it on Friday and setting up my spare tables. He left and I had to move it....You should have seen it! Ami (who's husband has a motorcycle too) and David said What!!! YOU moved it?! Yeah....Duuuuh!! Don't evah try to get in my way of scrappin!!! LOL!! It was soooo funny.

Off now...really to start being productive.


Plain with a purpose...

My Blakey is turning 4 Woooo Hooo! This post would be 3 miles long if I explained the trouble we have gone through to decide what to do for his birthday party. This will be his first "real" birthday at an actual place, besides here or at Nana's house. We wanted someplace that would be good for a bunch of 4 yr. olds, without having to pay a high cost to reserve for kids that may or may not come.

We decided on McDonald's. WHAT KID DOES NOT LIKE MCDONALDS!! For a few seconds I thought I was the most brillant parent in the world. They give you everything...cake, balloons, invitations, goodie bags, and happy meals for everyone. I didn't want to book someplace like Chuck E. Cheese's becuase I know a lot of us parents are a little burned out of that place and trying to pry your children out of that place is horrible. Another option was a water park, let's face it...none of us parent's really want to dress for the water park and then HAVE to stay for hours and then again pry the children out of there either.

I know, I said I wouldn't go into it. So here is the party invitation, because I know the one that McDonald's will provide won't be good enough for me. I thought this would be fun to send out and let the kiddos color it in.

What do you think? The image is digi from Dustin Pike. If you have never seen his blog or digi images....YOU HAVE TO GO CHECK IT OUT!!! Every Wednesday he has Freebies and also has a ton for sale. I was lucky enough to get it on the Super Sale and get a ton of them.

Digital Images (Digi's, Digi Images) are really handy. You can resize them and add sentiments directly from your computer and even color them with your own software. It's not something I know how to do, just something I have heard about. I like to use real stamps, but for mass production or certain occasions these sure do come in handy.

Off for more productivity..


Monday, July 6, 2009

Deal of the Week #2 !!

July 6, 10 AM (MT) through July 13, 9:50 AM (MT)

Item #113474 Page #194
Sizzix Big Shot Doctor's Bag

$69.95 Regular Price

You can place order online 24/7 through my Stampin' Up! website.

Stampin' Hugs!!

It's Monday!!!


** The Scallop Edge Punch is only good until 9:50 a.m. MT, which is 10:50 a.m. Central.**

** The new Deal of the Week will be announced at 11:00 a.m. Central **

Hurry on over to my website and place your order. If your order is over $50.00 email me your order at . I have my email up and can respond immediatley. I will announce the new Deal of the Week as soon as I find out.

Happy Monday!


Sunday, July 5, 2009

I did a challenge!! I did a challenge!!

I have been soooo stinking productive this weekend...WOOO HOOO!!!! I have had a few stamps from Unity for a while and I do love the nice quotes, but they are a little difficult to put on a least for me. I follow the blog of 365 Cards. They give a card sketch every single day of the year. I gave my try at Day 127 - Super Sketchy Sunday

It's probably no big shocker that the colors are pink and green. Note to self: Maybe the challenge should be NOT to use those colors.

The patterned paper is just some open stock paper from Hobby Lobby matted on White and a simple line of some spiffy ribbon. I added a flower and a light pink heart jewel in the middle and VOILA!!! Very easy and took out a couple of birds at the same time!!!! HHAHAHAHA!!!

I am really done for this weekend now, hopefully this week can be just as productive!

Happy Stamping!!


More Circle Circus.....

Well, I always figure if you have the stuff out then you might as well make as many cards as you I did!!!

I just can't decide which one I like best. These designs on flowers would sure make for great bachlorette invites, weedding or wedding shower. I think they are just funky enough! I am telling you this stamp set is really a MUST HAVE!!! Order yours TODAY!!!

Off to go make more....stamp ya later!!


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Wings of Friendship..

This card started off as a friendship card, but then I thought of wedding. So many choices....I just left off the sentiment until I need it. If you know me, you know that I really have to be able to have things that can be used in a number of different ways. Just like this card. I used Whisper White, Bashfull Blue cardstock along with some scrap of Imaginsce...I think. I also used my Scallop Circle Nesty and Scallop Rectangle Spellbinder dies.

**Wings of Friendship is a Level 2 Hostess set. Not available for purchase. This set can be yours with an online order of $300 or more. Even easier host a workshop and this could be yours without having to pay for it!**

Call me to book your workshop. It is a ton of fun!!!


Here comes a circus!!!

I know I keep saying it....I love this set...too!!! This is Circle Circus available in the 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! catalog. All of the circles are perfect companions with the circle punches that SU! has. This card using Basic Grey and Walk in the Park can be used for so many occasions. The possibilites are really endless here. You can do what I did and use them in the centers of flowers. You can mix them all up as a background paper...tons of different uses. This set, along with the Lots of Bots should be on the top of your list....until I find more to put on there. LOL!!!

Edited to add pic of stamp set:
If I had any patience at all, I would stretch these posts out....naaaaah!!!

Big Hugs,

Lots of Bots!

One of the many new Stampin' Up! sets this year is Lots of Bots. This set has come in so handy already. It's perfect for all of the birthdays that my boys like to wait until the last minute to tell me about. It also works out really well for the men at the office. I think it is the quickest stamp set I own. This card literally took me about 5 minutes to make with some simple matting. The image is not terribly tiny, and so easy to color in with pencils, chalk or markers. I hesitated getting this set, and now I am so glad that I did. Go to my website and get yours TODAY!!!

The patterned paper is DCWV from the "All About Boys" stack. I colored the image with Copic Markers. The plain cardstock is old olive, basic black, real red and the base of the card is texured only orange.

I am off to make a ton of these just to have on hand.

Happy Stamping!!


These colors are soo IN!!!

I am finally able to play with my new stuff and post it for you all to see. I played with my new In Color Cardstock of Melon Mambo and Bermuda bay and then YoYo Yellow of the Bold Brights. Those are all of the colors that you see here. I also used the Scallop Boarder Punch that is this weeks Deal of the Week!!!

Edited to add this new pic and info.
Stamps: NEW Level 3 Hostess Set!!! Kind and Caring thoughts. This is a HUGE set!! It includes 12 stamps. Book your workshop and get the chance to earn this set that can't be bought.

More Details:

Inspiration for this card came from SCS.

Stamps: "Single Daisy Print" from Impression Obsession (Inked in Melon Mambo and YoYo Yellow), "Wish Big: SU! is from Short and Sweet (Bermuda Bay).

Misc: Scrap ribbon

Hope you like it. Let me know what you think. I'd love to hear from you!!


Friday, July 3, 2009

Ready to join the fun?

Have Fun Doing What You Love From July 15 — August 31, you can join the Stampin' Up! family for as little as $85 with the Mini Starter Kit. Have fun helping friends and family create exciting projects, while earning free products and even a little extra cash!
Click Here to find out all of the information.
I will posting this on my sidebar as well, just in case you need to come back to it.
Hugs, Carrie

Deal of the Week July 1-6 2009!!!

Deal of the Week: Scallop Edge Punch
Everything's prettier in scallops! July 1–5, get the Scallop Edge punch for just $10.99—over 30% off the regular price of $15.95!Throughout July, be sure to check my web site every Monday at 10 AM (MT) for the week's new deal.

Don't forget my own special **Contact me with your order of $50.00 or more and I will add in a NEW 2009-2010 catalog!!***

Let me know if you have any questions at all. All of my contact information is on my Stampin' Up! website.

Login there to check out all of the promotions going on and contact me at the same time.


Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Well, I thought since we are all just sitting around waiting for SU! to update their sites and systems I would do a weight loss update. Today is the mark of SU!'s New Year and I am kinda taking that literally in my life too. It's no secret that I have been busting my rear in the gym since January. This week is the 60 Day mark of my workout with my coworkers. Here is the update with pictures.

Here is the current "Before" taken at the beginning of June.

Here is the "After" taken today.

I must say....I am pretty pleased. Here is the low down...

Last Month This Month
Weight 200.2 199.5
Chest 41.5 40.5
Hips 47.5 47
Upper Arms 15 13
Thighs 28.5 24
Calves 16.5 16.5

Here is the three of us all together...

June's "Before"...

Here is June's "After"..

This will be a multiple post kinda day. As soon as SU! finishes with the updates, I will post all of the wonderful happenings and new links.

Stay tuned.....