Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hello November!!!

Okay... I can explain. Summer's over and school has started along with football, soccer, scouts and Matt got a new job. I'm done. Having said that, I was able to clean my stamp room this weekend and took a few minutes to stamp a card for my cousin who is about to have a baby. Hopefully she'll wait until we come next week because I have the baby's car seat!

I won't post the card I made for her in case she sends one to you.

I finished a couple of projects and Blaine joined me while I stamped and made the cutest cards ever! My card is the whale card. Blaine made the sheep and bird card.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Bob's Stamping Stuff Organizers

I want to let you know that I have just added a list of stamping organizers that I have for sale in case you're interested. My friend Bob (the Builder...he can fix it yes he can), has made these for me and then I asked him to make some more. I sell quite a few and they not only make great gifts, but they make a lot of stampers happy and organized.

You can visit my little display of Bob's stuff here.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

B is for Birthday

A quick card to post for a birthday idea. I really like this Just B stamp set.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Never Before Seen Promotion!!!

From August 11 through September 30, Stampin' Up! is providing never-before-seen savings on brand-new stamp sets: 15% off select new, die-cut stamp sets from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog--no additional purchase necessary. Click here to see brochure details.

Big News...BIG SHOT

Well, you've been asking and it looks like SU! has finally delivered a [die cutting machine used to die cut materials for use on crafts, home décor projects, and even clothing--it's a big deal! You'll love what the Big Shot machine, a 6-time winner of Creating Keepsakes Reader's Choice Award for best die cutting equipment and dies, can do for you.
Design your own custom pillow appliqués using the Tulipe Bigz die or make custom fabric flowers to embellish a quilt. From sewing to quilting to home décor, the Big Shot is the perfect tool for many types of crafting. The wide appeal to various types of crafters will help you expand your business in new circles. The Big Shot makes incorporating paper crafting into these customers' hobby an easy progression. Use our Stampin' Up! exclusive dies to create die cuts and stencils with our artwork and designs for all your craft needs.] Quoted from the's just easier!
There are 50 different types of materials the Big Shot can cut through:

Brass (.055)
Light weight steel
Aluminum (.016)
Tin (.008)
Aircraft plywood (1/64")
Basswood (1/16")
Balsa (3/32")
Mat board (adhesive or none)
Foam with chipboard (.1)
Corrugated pad
Adhesive-backed cork
Fine sandpaper (.00)
Extra thick template plastic
Template plastic
Plastic canvas (7 mesh)
Bubble wrap
Sheet foam
Friendly (jewelry) plastic
100% pure beeswax (cut with parchment paper on top & bottom of beeswax)
Adhesive and non-adhesive rubber
Static cling vinyl
Warm & natural batting
Fusible fleece
Quilt batting
Adhesive and non-adhesive flexible magnet
Heat n' shrink plastic
Adhesive and non-adhesive felt
Pop-up sponge
Shiny self-adhesive and non-adhesive paper
Iron-on fabric
Poly foam adhesive and non adhesive
3-D illusionary plastic
Glow in the dark adhesive and non adhesive
Suede paper
Funky fur
Personal Embossing Plastic (PEP)
Shaggy plush felt
Vinyl flooring
Shelf lining
Embossing rubber
Thin leather
Gasket material

Click here for a product brochure.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Updated Retiring List August 2, 2008

Click here for the updated retired list. These items are going fast! I have been updating the list daily.

Sock Monkey Madness

Playing with my new Sock Monkey stamp set. After this new retirement list, I barely have anything left, but I will have a lot to go up for sale.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Here's What You Missed!

Purely Pomegranate base with Pretty in Pink, Whisper White spritzed with Pretty in Pink.

I don't care how many times I took this picture, it just wouldn't turn out!!!! Sorry. Base soft sky, blue bayou, black with whisper white using Petals roller.
Here's the inside of the card...
We made an "edge" using the new scallop punch.

Kari and I had a great cards-in-motion class! I'm sorry if you weren't able to attend, but I thought I would post the cards we made. I have a couple of people to thank for their casings. Cards-in-motion are a lot of work and there are a lot of talented stampers who were willing to share their ideas and their cards with us. Thank you Vera for the idea with the Pick-A-Petal card. I just loved that! I would also like to thank Becky for the great idea of the pop up flower card. Both Becky and Vera gave me permission and direction for their cards. Thanks!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Quick thank-you's for my sister Amy

Soft Sky, Whisper White, Blue Bayou, Basic Black
Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Whisper White, Basic Black
Groovy Guava, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke
Soft Sky, Basic Black, Whisper White and Blue Bayou Designer Series Paper

My sister Amy is getting married in August. I was asked to make her wedding shower invitations and enjoyed being able to accomplish that before the shower deadline. My mom is really overwhelmed by the short engagement and the million other things that need to get done to prepare for the wedding. I decided to throw together some thank-you's for my sister and her soon-to-be, so that my mom could have a break.

My goal was to use the upcoming discontinued card stock and not much else. I was able to use up all of my River Rock and all of the Soft Sky. I finished off my Blue Bayou and I'm hoping to get rid of the remaining Purely Pomegranate.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


The retiring accessory list has been posted. If you are interested in purchasing any retiring products, your time to do so will go quickly! There is a long list of retiring accessories which you can view at the end of this post and there is also a 25% off promotion for retiring accessories that you can view here.

Either way, if you see something you need/want, don't wait too long! I promise, these items go fast!

You can contact me via email any time!
Retiring Accessory Items in RED are no longer available.
* Items in bold are 25% OFF and included in the Discontinuing Retiring Accessories Promotion
177 Accents & Elements Build A Flower
177 Accents & Elements Lucky Star
177 Accents & Elements Messenger
184 Acrylic Graph & Grid
163 Card Stock 12 X 12 In Color
163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Blue Bayou
163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Groovy Guava
163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 In Color
163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 River Rock
163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Soft Sky
163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Wild Wasabi
163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Purely Pomegranate
166 Card Stock Brushed Copper
163 Card Stock Textured 12 X 12 In Color
167 Cards & Envelopes Gift Whisper White
167 Cards & Envelopes Greeting Whisper White
167 Notes & Envelopes Long Notes
167 Notes & Envelopes Love Notes
167 Notes & Envelopes Pocket Notes*
167 Notes & Envelopes Scallop Notes
167 Notes & Envelopes Gift Notes
163 Classic Stampin' Ink Blue Bayou
163 Classic Stampin' Ink Groovy Guava
163 Classic Stampin' Ink Purely Pomegranate
163 Classic Stampin' Ink River Rock
163 Classic Stampin' Ink Soft Sky
163 Classic Stampin' Ink Wild Wasabi
163 Classic Stampin' Pad Blue Bayou
163 Classic Stampin' Pad Groovy Guava
163 Classic Stampin' Pad Purely Pomegranate
163 Classic Stampin' Pad River Rock
163 Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Sky
163 Classic Stampin' Pad Wild Wasabi
171 Designer Series Paper Azure*
169 Designer Series Paper Bali Breeze
169 Designer Series Paper Berry Bliss
169 Designer Series Paper Cutie Pie
168 Designer Series Paper East Coast Prep*
170 Designer Series Paper Fall Flowers
169 Designer Series Paper Flowers For You*
169 Designer Series Paper Ginger Blossom
168 Designer Series Paper Jersey Shore*
170 Designer Series Paper Le Jardin
170 Designer Series Paper Notebook*
171 Designer Series Paper Olive Press
170 Designer Series Paper Porcelain Prints*
171 Designer Series Paper Prints Almost Amethyst*
171 Designer Series Paper Prints Always Artichoke
171 Designer Series Paper Prints Blue Bayou
171 Designer Series Paper Prints Brilliant Blue
171 Designer Series Paper Prints Certainly Celery
171 Designer Series Paper Prints Close to Cocoa*
171 Designer Series Paper Prints Groovy Guava*
171 Designer Series Paper Prints Lovely Lilac
171 Designer Series Paper Prints More Mustard
171 Designer Series Paper Prints Old Olive
171 Designer Series Paper Prints Pumpkin Pie
171 Designer Series Paper Prints River Rock*
171 Designer Series Paper Prints Rose Red
171 Designer Series Paper Prints So Saffron
171 Designer Series Paper Prints Soft Sky
171 Designer Series Paper Prints Tempting Turquoise
168 Designer Series Paper Spring Break
169 Designer Series Paper Spring Fling*
170 Designer Series Paper Spring Silhouettes
170 Designer Series Paper Western Sky
167 Envelope Confetti Cream Medium
189 Eyelets Basic
189 Eyelets Bold Brights
189 Eyelets Earth Elements
189 Eyelets Fresh Favorites I
189 Eyelets Fresh Favorites II
189 Eyelets Rich Regals
189 Eyelets Soft Subtles
188 Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter
188 Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass
188 Hodgepodge Hardware Aged Copper
183 Metallic Art Pencils
179 On Board Accents
178 On Board Blossoms & Basic
178 On Board Ginormous Pieces
179 On Board Simon Lower
166 Mulberry Paper White
181 Punch Box Three For You
180 Punch Handheld Rectangle
183 Pure Color Pencils
191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Blue Bayou
191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Groovy Guava
191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Purely Pomegranate
191 Ribbon Double-Stitched River Rock*
191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Soft Sky
191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi
190 Ribbon Originals Beachfront*
190 Ribbon Originals District*
190 Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale
190 Ribbon Originals Jersey*
190 Ribbon Originals Sherbert
190 Ribbon Originals Theater
191 Ribbon Striped Grosgrain Wild Wasabi*
182 Rub-Ons Cherished Memories*
182 Rub-Ons Eastern Elegance*
182 Rub-Ons Urban West*
174 Simply Scrappin' Boho Blend
174 Simply Scrappin' Confetti
172 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Boy
173 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Girl
175 Simply Scrappin' Home Again
174 Simply Scrappin' Rose Cottage
173 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Boy
173 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Girl
175 Simply Scrappin' Summer Days
175 Simply Scrappin' Tie The Knot
15 Simply Sent Friendly Notes
16 Simply Sent Simple Delights
16 Simply Sent Three Thoughts
197 Stampin'Around Wheel Daisy Field
197 Stampin'Around Wheel Garden Annuals
197 Stampin'Around Wheel Good Dog
197 Stampin'Around Wheel Kisses
197 Stampin'Around Wheel Lily Pad
197 Stampin'Around Wheel Meow
197 Stampin'Around Wheel Mistletoe
196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Basics Outline
196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Birthday
196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Baby
196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Friends
196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Party
196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Leaves A La Carte
196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Nature Hike
196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Petals
196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Rough Texture
196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Spunky Spots
193 Stampin' Color Index Labels
194 Stampin' Kids Markers
185 Stipple Brushes
183 Zig Painty

Monday, July 14, 2008

The Final Look


I needed a template to show the shower-givers down south for my sister's shower. It was "okay", but certainly missing something.

I'm happy now with the final card.

  • certainly celery paper

  • regal rose paper

  • simply beautiful jumbo roller

  • whisper white craft pad

  • whisper white paper

  • vellum

  • voila accessories bride/groom stamp set

  • regal rose ink

  • 3/8" regal rose ribbon

  • 1 1/4" punch

  • 1" punch

  • silver thread ribbon

  • dimensionals

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Matt's Birthday Card. Killing 2 Birds w/ 1 Stone

I wanted to use this set for my cards-in-motion class and so while I made a card for Matt for his birthday, I was able to accomplish both tasks. I think it turned out pretty cool if I say so myself.

My Sister's Wedding Shower

I think I'm going to have to make the wedding shower cards for my sister's shower. Her colors will correspond with SU!'s certainly celery and regal rose. Not easy! I played with this card over and over again. This is not the final card, thus the handwritten piece on the circle, but I wanted to show you the way I ended up using the vellum. I was able to use versamark on the vellum and it turned out well. You may not be able to see it unless you look at it up close or in the right light. I used the bride/groom stamp from Viola to stamp the vellum. I think it will work . I'm going to suggest that they use this as a "postcard" and not waste paper. That way they can just adhere the shower info on the back.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Color Challenge

This was certainly a COLOR challenge from Kristina Werner. You should see my stamping area! Whew! Was having a hard time deciding on a stamp set.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Cards in Motion Class

Have you ever made a card in motion? I'm offering a class along with my friend Kari Lyn on July 24th at 6:30 pm. The class will be held at Kari's house and the cost is $10! We will be making 5 cards that move in one way or another. Above are just a couple of cards I have been playing with, but may not reflect what we will be offering at the class.

I am asking for a final count on July 14th. Please email me or contact me by phone.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I always cut two...

Usually when I make a card, I make enough for a duplicate in case I like the template and I actually use the card. Do you find yourself keeping your cards because you don't make copies?

My friend Kari Lyn gave me the idea for this card. It was a sympathy card that she made. I cased that one using the same paper. I came home from vacation and had the paper sitting out and finished another card, but I made a "thank you" card instead and tied with the 3/8" ribbon (love that stuff).

  • River Rock Cardstock
  • Regal Rose 3/8" ribbon
  • Ginger Blossom Desginer Series Paper
  • Regal Rose Paper
  • Heartfelt Thanks Stamp Set
  • Groovy Guava

Jersey Boys and Jersey Paper

Here's an idea for the inside of a card.

I have a lot of Jersey Shore paper. I'm not pleased with any of these cards, but I thought I would try and use up some of the paper before the new catalog comes out.
I was able to see Jersey Boys last night. I totally recommend it! It will have you making cards with Jersey Shore paper for a week!