Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Curry, oh how I love you!

It's such a happy color! I used the circle circus stamp set and the tiny wishes stamp set (that fit perfectly in the new modern label punch) and of course beautiful polka dot curry ribbon. Oh I was so absorbed with the curry I almost forgot that I added a little texture to the bottom of the card using the big shot texturz. I used the little dots to mimic the dots in the ribbon.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Absolutely Fabulous, one of my favs!

I'll be so sad to see this set go. It is the perfect sentiment set. Make sure you get it now before it's gone!
This is a flower pot card, you've probably already seen it on other blogs or at splitcoaststampers but this was the first one I've made. It was a lot of fun to make. I used the die cut blooms and it made it very simple. The only problem I had was I wanted to add more flowers but then it wouldn't have fit into an envelope.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sorry I haven't posted!

Sorry I haven't posted. As many of you know my Dad is fighting lung cancer. He had a rough week so that meant I had a busy week. He's doing a little better so that means I have a bit of time to catch up on my Stampin' stuff.

Here's a couple of reminders:

Tuesday is the last day you can order the Big Bold Birthday card kit or the Thoughts and Prayers card kit. For more info check the individual posts.

Tuesday is also the last day to order stamp set from the Last Chance list.

Wednesday July 1st is the first day of the new catalog. Come celebrate at my new catty party, my house at 6:30. Come browse the catalog, have a glass of wine and make a project or two. Used retired stamp set will be on sale, there will be specials on new catalog products and some free prizes! Please let me know by MONDAY if you are planning to attend.
Okay now a little about this very cute card. I used the new stamp set called circle circus, which is a very fun and easy set. Instead of punching out the images with a circle punch I used the square punch and the square scalloped punch. I'm really loving the curry polka dot ribbon! See more fun projects on Wednesday!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Retiring Stamp sets I love!

Here are two stamp set that are on the Last chance list that I just love! I will really miss being able to demonstrate them. As many of you know I sell a lot of my retired stamp sets at my New Catalog party (which will be on July 1st at 6:30). But there are always a few that I love and won't sell (these two sets are on that list). So if you love them as much as I do buy them now! This set is Big Bold Birthday. Because the images are solid the cards come together really fast. My kids love to use this stamp set for birthday cards! Gasp! Yes both my 7 year old and 9 year old stamp with me using current products. I have a hard time letting them use too much of my designer paper and ribbon.

The Big Bold Birthday Card kit is still available for purchase until June 30th. To see more info check out this post.

I love the Wild about you stamp set!! This was a card we made for a Valentine's day class. But this set works for birthdays, thinking of you almost anything! I use it for both kids and adults.

If you haven't had a chance to see the Last Chance List you can see it here.
I will be having a Retirement Stamp-a-Stack on Wednesday June 24th at 6:30, cost is $15 and we will use some some of my retiring stamp sets for the projects. Please RSVP by Sunday June 21st.

Oh and one more thing, I'm offering a special good until June 24th at 9pm:
Buy One Stamp set from the Last Chance list and get the second 40% off!
You must place this order thru me, not my website so I can give you the discount.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

More Forest Friends

This bunny is so cute! makes me think of Thumper from Bambi. Kendra you did a beautiful job with the swaps. I tend to neglect my white ribbon but I think I'll have to get it out more often.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Forest Friends

I know everyone is excited to see the new stuff, but let's not neglect the great stamp sets in mini catalog we have right now or the beautiful in colors like pacific point and kiwi kiss! Here are two cards using the set Forest Friends from the current mini. These cards were made by one of my great swappin' sisters Kendra!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Have you heard about the new markers?

That's right! Stampin' Up! listened and gave us In Color markers! Woo Hoo!! Now you guys know how much I love markers. Before I had all the ink pads I had all the markers because it's a cost effective way to get all the colors. I think the same is true for the in colors. I know some of you don't want to invest in stamp pads for colors that aren't going to have coordinating products for a long time. Markers are a less expensive way to get these great colors.

What do you think if this polka dot ribbon? Beautiful isn't it! Again Stampin' Up! listened to their customers and gave us polka dot ribbon in all 6 of the in colors (I just got crushed curry and soft suede my too favorites due to budget restraints, but I'll get them all eventually).

Saturday, June 13, 2009

New Goodies!

Here is a look at my box of goodies I received on Thursday. I haven't had too much time to play with anything yet. However I have had time look at the new catalog. It's beautiful, and so many fun new things!

Here is my attempt at showing the new in colors. At first I wasn't sure I was going to like them but after seeing them in person I have changed my mind! I really love the soft suede and the crushed curry!

Upsy Birthday

I've been meaning to post this card forever! My friend and fellow stamper Kristie made it for me for my birthday. She used one of my favorite stamp sets "Upsy Daisy". Thank you Kristie I love the use of the window sheet overlay!
If you like using window sheets wait till you see what's in the new catalog!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

More thoughts and prayers

Here are the last two. I left the sentiment off of one because I thought it could really be used for anything, just add your sentiment to the inside!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Thoughts and Prayers Card Kit

Well it seems that I can no longer just make one card. I keep thinking of "kits" even when I'm creating. And when I come up with four beautiful cards that work so well together I can't help but offer them to you!

Set features bella birds designer series paper and the Thoughts and Prayers Stamp set. I used only markers when I made these cards. I did that so that I could add color to the flowers, but also so I had control over the sentiments. I only inked part of the stamp on a couple of them. Included in this kit is some chocolate chip ribbon, colored brads, silver brads and a flower filigree brad.

To complete this card kit you need:

So Saffron Marker
Bordering Blue Marker
Chocolate Chip Marker
Paper Piercer or needle

cost is $15 (plus $5 if you need it shipped)

You only have until June 30th to order this kit, so don't delay!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Baroque Buttons

At this time of year I like to go through some of my stamping stash and inventory what I haven't used. Because if you are like me, then you have lots of paper and accessories (maybe even stamp sets) that you just loved and had to have, but haven't really used them. This card is a perfect example of that!
I love the button bouquet in the in colors but I hadn't even opened them.
I challenge you to use something this week, that you haven't used yet!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Country Living Kit

Stampin' Up! has teamed up with Country Living Magazine again to create a great kit to make summer entertaining so much fun!
Dates: June 15 - August 31, 2009 or while supplies last
118070 Country Living Summer Cookout Kit $24.95
The exclusive Country Living Summer Cookout Kit includes the following products:

8 die-cut table tents (2 each of 4 colors)
Die-cut components, bamboo skewers, and envelopes to create 8 shish kabob invitations
12 die-cut coasters (3 each of 4 colors)
16 die-cut tags (4 each of 4 colors)
24 12" x 12" printed food wrapper sheets (12 each of 2 colors)
4 printed recipe cards
5 yards linen thread
Ruby Red Classic Stampin' Spot
Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Spot
Dig In stamp set (item number 116700)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Bella Birds

I'm still playing with my Thoughts & Prayers stamp set. I used the bella birds designer paper, it's hard to see the colors. They are bordering blue, so saffron and a little bit of old olive. I colored the stamp with my markers so I could use the different colors.

Friday, June 5, 2009

In additon to releaseing the Last Chance Lists on June 1st, Stampin' UP! also began a great promo for the month of June! Earn Extra merchandise dollars for holding a workshop!

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.
I would be happy to schedule a a fun "Girl's Night" for you so that you can take advantage of this great promotion. But if that doesn't fit into your schedule, you might think about a catalog party.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Retired Updates

Wild about you has got to be one of my favorite sets, it's great for baby cards, kids and adults! It's on the last chance list so if you love it--get it now!

Stampin' UP! posted a few changes to the Last Chance List, Here's the update:

There have been slight changes to the Last Chance stamp and accessories lists.
The following stamp sets have been removed from the Last Chance stamp list and will be available for purchase from the dormant list during the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog sales period.
114494 Forever
114492 Beautiful Baby
114486 Birthday Wish
114490 Glad Friends
114498 Flowers in Silhouette
114496 Celebrations
114488 Fun Flowers
114032 Acurelas Maravillosas

Also, the following items were added to the Last Chance accessories list and are available for purchase while supplies last.

116209 Note of Thanks
116210 Birthdays Count

Last Chance Predition Winner!

jmniffer you got 5 out of 10 right! Great job. Send me an email and I'll give you the list of retired stamp sets you can choose from!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Thoughts and Prayers

Here is the first card I made using my new Thoughts and Prayers stamp set. I loved this set the first time I saw it in the catalog. I didn't get it because it was double mounted. I'm not a big fan of the double mounted sets and I was very happy to learn that Stampin' Up! was no longer going to double mount anything other than alphabets. Sadly they also weren't going to change the sets that were currently double mounted in the catalog. So what was a girl to do? Order it, then say pretty please dearest husband will you make me some wood blocks? And that's what happened. I'm so glad I have this set now!
I tried to take a picture to show the piercing in each scallop, but I'm not so good at the close ups. There's probably some great setting on my camera to help me do that, but I haven't found it.

This is the inside of the card. I've started adding a white or vanilla sheet inside to make reading the card a bit easier, and then a little stamping just to complete the card.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Last Chance List is Here

Last Chance Accesories List, Avaialble while supplies last! (Some are on sale 25% off or 50% off)

Last Chance Stamp List

Last Chance Decor Elements List (25% off)

I will be posting the winner of the Last Chance prediction list later today, after I've had a chance to look over the list a little more.