Wednesday, July 30, 2008
There will be demonstrators from all across the country, swap cards in hand, ready to trade. It is always so much fun to see what everyone else has come up with for a swap card. There are always techniques used that you may not have seen before, or that you have just forgotten about. The anticipation of receiving the new catalog in just a few hours is tremendous.
First thing we do, after swapping in the Utah airport, and checking in to our hotel, while swapping in the lobby, is walk across the street to the Convention Center, while swapping in the crosswalk, and pick up our Convention bag with the New Catalog. We will then find the perfect spot, while swapping in the hall, to sit on the floor, and swap with the person sitting next to you, and immediately start turning page by page, ooohing and aaahing over all of the new stamp sets and accessories, while swapping with the ladies walking past, that we're just going to have to have.
Check back this evening for a look at the new 2008 Fall/Winter Idea Book & Catalog!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I am planning on taking my computer with me. Hopefully I will be able to share a few things while I'm gone. If I don't post, please know that it is only because we have a very full agenda.
Gotta start packing! Have a Great Day!
Monday, July 28, 2008
This is a special swap card that I made for the ladies in our stamping group that are going to Convention. I used two more patterns from the new Designer Series Paper Bella Rose and two of the new In-Colors, Riding Hood Red, and Pirouette Pink. I am loving these new colors! The red button is from the new Button Bouquet. This is an assortment of 8 really cute buttons to coordinate with the new In-Colors. It is hard to see here, but check out this really fun technique with the Scallop Circle Punch. I saw this on another site, and just had to CASE it. Copy And Share Everything! After punching out your scallop circle, you just snip each petal, giving the circle a real flower look. Then I slightly bent every other petal, and used Stampin' Dimensionals on one flower. See close up photos below.
The For You stamp is from the Fresh Cuts set, another new set, and the Swirl is from one of my current favorites, Priceless. The ribbon is the Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon and I tied the Red Hemp Twine through the button. Other punches used for this card were the Large & Small Oval, and the 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Circle.
Hope you enjoy this great technique. Only 2 more days to Convention! I'm sure I'll have lots of other fun new tricks & techniques to share when I get back.
Thanks for visiting!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Well, so much for that, lets get to the fun stuff. Here is my latest card.
These are two of the new In-Colors.
Kiwi Kiss, and Pacific Point. This is also one of the new stamp sets that will be in the new 2008 Fall/Winter Idea Book & Catalog. Dreams du Jour is a set of 4 stamps. There are 3 images, and a quote. I love quotes, and this one is a favorite. I didn't have quite the right color of brads, so I created "faux" brads. This is very simple. I just used my 1/4" handpunch and punched holes in the Pacific Point cardstock before I mounted it on the Kiwi Kiss. You can click on the image to view it larger. I also used my blender pens and ink pads to color the flowers on the dream stamp. The butterflies are stamped with versa mark to add a subtle background.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great weekend!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful day...until tomorrow.
Just an added note to let you know that all of the hodge podge hardware sets have sold out.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Just a reminder that the Retiring Accessories List has posted, and there are several things that have already sold out! Both the pewter and antique brass hodge podge hardware sets are gone. Be sure to contact me as soon as possible, if there is anything that you need. I am still offering a 10% discount on any retiring stamp set ordered now through August 10.
I hope you all enjoy your day! I have some more swaps to work on for Convention, and a really cute project to show you using the new Designer Series Paper Bella Rose. Check back tomorrow to see what it is!
Thanks for checking in!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Don't forget, I am offering a 10% discount on any retiring stamp set or *other accessory ordered now through August 10. You can email me your order, and I will get it placed before the deadline.
ITEM#/ PAGE /DESCRIPTION/ PRICE /SALE PRICE
109117--167-- Pocket Notes Assortment-- $9.95-- $7.46
110479-- 168-- Jersey Shore Designer Series Paper-- 9.95-- 7.46
110699-- 168-- East Coast Prep Designer Series Paper-- 9.95-- 7.46
109159-- 169-- Flowers for You Designer Series Paper-- 9.95-- 7.46
110273-- 169-- Spring Fling Designer Series Paper-- 9.95-- 7.46
110748-- 170-- Notebook Designer Series Paper-- 9.95-- 7.46
109153-- 170-- Porcelain Prints Designer Series Paper-- 9.95-- 7.46
110751-- 171-- Azure Designer Series Paper-- 9.95-- 7.46
109164-- 171-- River Rock Prints Designer Series Paper-- 9.95-- 7.46
109175-- 171-- Almost Amethyst Prints Designer Series Paper-- 9.95 --7.46
109168 --171-- Groovy Guava Prints Designer Series Paper -9.95-- 7.46
109169-- 171-- Close to Cocoa Prints Designer Series Paper-- 9.95-- 7.46
110284-- 182 --Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons-- 10.95-- 8.21
110285-- 182-- Urban West Rub-Ons --10.95-- 8.21
110281-- 182-- Cherished Memories Rub-Ons-- 10.95-- 8.21
109185-- 190-- Jersey Ribbon Originals-- 12.95-- 9.71
109187-- 190-- District Ribbon Originals- 12.95-- 9.71
109189-- 190-- Beachfront Ribbon Originals-- 12.95-- 9.71
110716-- 191-- Wild Wasabi Striped Grosgrain Ribbon-- 7.95-- 5.96
109062-- 191-- River Rock Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon-- 8.95 6.71
*my 10% discount can not be combined with 25% discount offered on items listed here.
Also for the first time Stampin' Up! is offering the empty tins from the punch box sets for only $3.95. These make great storage containers, or they would be fun to alter! Item #114673. You can see one of these tins on page 181 of the Spring/Summer Catalog.
Still on sale at a 25% discount are the Hodge Podge hardware sets, regularly $27.95. I am offering an additional 10% discount on these! Order now and pay only $18.86! plus tax & s/h.
Email me your orders soon. These items will go fast, and are limited to the stock on hand. I accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, checks and cash.
Have a Great Day!
Friday, July 18, 2008
Monday, July 21, Stampin' Up! will release the list of retiring accessories. These papers will most likely be on that list. Also on the list will be all of the current In Color cardstock, ink & ribbon. They have already sold out of 2 of the Double Stitched Ribbon colors, Blue Bayou and Purely Pomegranate. So if you are in need of any of the In Color items I wouldn't wait to get them ordered. All of the items on the Retiring Accessories List are limited to the stock on hand. When they are gone...they are gone for good.
Just a reminder that my Retirement Party is this Sunday. It is at my house, from 11:00 am-3:00 pm. This is an Open House style party, so you can come at your convenience. Be sure to bring your wish list, so you can get everything you need before it's gone. There will be a raffle for prizes, make-n-takes, a sneak peek from the 2008 Fall/Winter Idea Book & Catalog, and food & fun! Hope to see you there...here!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
I think I figured out how to do this so you should be able to click on the image to view it larger.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Okay, I'm sure you are all ready to move on past the retirement information. I just don't want you to miss out on anything. Keep in mind the specials that I am running now through August 10--the absolute last day that any retiring product can be ordered, and the date of the Retirement Party. I promise I won't dwell on this any longer. However, I will send a reminder when we get closer to the date. Even though this will be an Open House format, if you would like to rsvp it would be greatly appreciated. We will be having a raffle for prizes, and you need not be present to win, but feel free to come and stay for a while or spend the whole day with us.
I promise tomorrow I will post another card sample. Until then, enjoy your day!
Monday, July 7, 2008
I hope you all had a great holiday weekend!
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Meet Makayla! This is my 4-1/2 year old grand daughter. I have a great story, so bare with me.
Makayla spent the night with us Friday after the rehearsal dinner for Jeremy's wedding. Saturday morning (the morning of the wedding) we had some men come to trim our trees. Another long story as to why it had to be this day. Anyway, Makayla was coloring, but wanted to be outside with Grandpa to see the tree trimmers in action. I took her little table, coloring books etc. outside, and got her all set up. She had come inside to get some more things...markers. My grandmotherly instincts kicked in and I inquired as to whether or not these were "washable" markers...they were not. I hesitated to even let her use them, but of course, we couldn't find any others, and she just had to use markers. It's amazing how a 4 year old can talk you into almost anything. I told her she needed to be very careful not to get marker on herself, because we would be having family pictures taken later at Uncle Jeremy's wedding. "okay, Nana I will be careful." It was hot out, and even though I had Makayla set up in the shade, she was thirsty and needed a drink. In the 49-1/2 seconds it took me to go in and fix a glass of lemonade, this is what I walked out to!
"Makayla Gabrielle!" You know you're in trouble when both first and middle names are used. "What did you do?" Actually, I was trying not to laugh. "We just talked about these markers not being washable!" I was trying to be stern, but I didn't want to upset her too much and make her cry...there's nothing worse than tears and markers running down your face. So, I hurried her inside to wash her off as quickly as possible, thinking all the while that I hope the wedding photographer is an expert with photoshop. When we got to the bathroom, I stopped...took a deep breath...and pictures! I had to show her what she looked like in the mirror, and we both laughed. She actually did a nice job considering she did it in 49-1/2 seconds and without a mirror. It did wash off very easily, but all of the non-washable markers went in the trash.
So, to all you moms & grandmas...don't get mad...take pictures!
Can't wait to scrapbook this page. It is definitely a memory that we will cherish for years to come.
Thanks for listening. Have a Great Weekend!
Friday, July 4, 2008
These are 3 of the sayings from It's Your Birthday.
Please be safe while celebrating this July 4th!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Here is another one of my favorite stamps that will be retiring soon. The Print Pattern Background. This is a great stamp to add a subtle background by stamping with the versa mark ink pad, or by using the same color ink and card stock. Or you can create a more bold look like this card. I added a small flower in the white spaces to "cutesy" it up a bit.
On this card I've used 4 sets, and you guessed it, 3 of the 4 sets are soon to be gone. The flower is from Bud Basics. It is a 2-step stamp set that you stamp the image in one color, and then the outline in another. The stitches are from All in a Row. This is a great set for adding faux stitching to your projects. The Happy Birthday saying is from It's Your Birthday. I will definitely miss this set. It has 9 different birthday stamps. It is hard to see, but I have also stamped the background with the Canvas Background. This stamp will remain in the new 2008 Fall/Winter Idea Book & Catalog.
I hope you all enjoy your day. It's raining here today, so I'll be stamping!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
In Color items can be found on page 163 of the Spring/Summer Collection Catalog. Double Stitched Ribbon is on page 191.
1) Buy any individual In Color item and receive a 10% discount. (OR)
2) Buy any In Color Ink Pad and receive the Ink Refill FREE. (OR)
3) Buy a **Combo Pack--1 Single Color Package, or Color Assortment of 8-1/2 x 11 Paper, 1 Roll Double Stitched Ribbon, & Ink Refill, all the same color, and receive the Ink Pad in the same color FREE.
These colors will be retiring along with the list of stamp sets. Watch my blog for the list of retiring accessories to be announced later this month.
*These are my personal specials, and not offered through Stampin' Up!
**Combo Pack is my personal offer, and not offered through Stampin' Up!
These offers cannot be combined.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
July 1 is the start of the new Stampin' Up! year. That means lots of new, fun and exciting things happening! I just got a sneak peek of a few of the new stamp sets and accessories that will be revealed in the new 2008 Idea Book & Catalog. I am so excited, but I can't share yet. I do however, want to share with you two of my favorite sets that will be retiring. "Touch of Nature", and "Blossoms Abound". I love these sets, and will be sad to see them go. If you love them too, you need to get them before they retire. The absolute last day that these sets can be ordered is August 10. I am offering a 10% discount on all retiring sets ordered in July. So, look over your wish list and send me an email of the sets that you won't be able to live without. Check back tomorrow for another special I'm offering.