Thursday, December 27, 2007

Preparing for the New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I did! We had a houseful. It was so much fun watching the kids open their presents. It was really funny when they got clothes because they were kind of tossed to the side. Did you get everything you wanted? I got some good stuff so I can't complain.

Well, it's time to start looking foward to the new year. I am starting to plan my classes, workshops and clubs for the new year. These are the clubs I will be offering.

Stamping Club - This will be a monthly get together where we will meet and stamp 2-3 different projects. How long we meet will depend on how many ladies participate. Your responsibilities will be placing an order depending on how many ladies participate (could be low as $15), and you will act as the hostess during one of these months where you will receive the benefits. Everyone will also receive a free catalog. If you cannot make it to a club night, you are still responsible in placing an order.

Marker Club - Do you have your eye on the SU markers? They are SWEET!!!! Love them!!!! This is a four month club that enables you to get ALL the markers, a case, cardstock, a level one hostess set and some free merchandise. One month you are the hostess and receive extra free merchandise.

If you are interested in hosting a workshop, January is a great time to do it! With the new catalog coming out, what a great time to stock up on some new stuff.

Be watching for some new classes coming! I will continue my techniques class which happens on the 2nd Friday of the month in Terrell. If you want to do one of these classes at your home, the class is FREE for you!

If there is something you want out the Fall-Winter catalog, get it now! December 31 will be the last day I will be placing an order for this catalog.

Thanks for another great season of stamping! I'm looking forward to another great year of stamping with you in the new year!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Techniques Class's been a week since my techniques class. We didn't have a big group but I believe the few that did come had a good time. Here's what we did.

Technique #1 - Split Negative

I got this idea from a fellow demonstrator...not sure who it was who did this. This one was pretty hard to keep straight. The hard part about this technique is making sure you stamp both images in the same spot. I guess you could use a stampamajig. This didn't come to me until just now. DUH!!! This would make it line up so much easier. Oh and learn!

Stamp Set: Fabulous Friends
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Sky Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Versamark, Chocolate Chip Craft
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Ticket Corner Punch, Sky Blue Double Stitched Ribbon

Technique #2 - Reflection

This was a fun one! This really gets the oohhs and aahhs going. I just purchased this set and was so glad to see that it didn't retire!

Stamp Set: Lovely As a Tree
Paper: Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Black, Mellow Moss, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Sponges, Acetate

Technique #3 - Thumping

This is a technique that I don't see alot of so it was hard to find samples of this. I did find a layout I loved (I love the colors of this one) and changed it up a little to make it work for the thumping.

Stamp Set: Looks Like Spring
Paper: Mellow Moss, Blush Blossom, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Blush Blossom Classic, Mellow Moss and Chocolate Chip markers
Accessories: Crafters Tool Kit, Silver Brads, Moss Gingham Ribbon

As always, thanks so much for looking. I may not post again until after Christmas! Have a great weekend! - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Guess what I came home to last night? That's right...the long anticipated 2008 SU! catalog. I love the springy! I apologize if the picture is too small. I haven't learned how to enlarge the picture without making it too big to download.

I must admit that when I heard they sent these out, I didn't think I would get this until after Christmas. Then I started hearing at the message boards that demos were getting their catalog.

I briefly glanced through it last night but I'm going to really be looking through it tonight. If you haven't order yours, do it now!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

New Catalog

I have heard so many demos are getting their catalog. I hope that I get mine real soon! I've heard alot of good things are in it. Once I get it, you will be the first to know!

At my stamp clubs, I encourage my stampers to make a card for a next meeting. It's usually a themed card but with the holidays, I haven't pushed them to do it. This past month, I encouraged to make something they have learned during the club meetings. I forgot to mention it before our meeting on Monday but I did have one person try something new.

This is a card one of my stampers, Valorie, did. She tried something new...she made a shaker card. I think she did a great job! Thanks Valorie for sharing your creativity!

Don't forget about the retiring stamps! Though it is too late to get them for Christmas, don't let them slip away before the new year. The last day to order is January 1.

We have one special going on this month so check it out!! - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

Monday, December 17, 2007

Crazy Weekend!

What a crazy weekend this was!! I don't think I was home for more than a couple of hours this weekend. I was home long enough to sleep though I didn't get much of that. This coming weekend will be calm considering that Christmas is right around the corner.

I had hoped to do some stamping this weekend but didn't get any done. I had my technique class Friday. I usually have a good group of ladies come to this but we had rain and that did cause the attendance to drop. But the few that were there did enjoy themselves. I will post what we did tomorrow.

Tonight I have my stamp club. I hope they enjoy the projects we do. I'll share those later this weekend.

This card is one I did in the summer. You can never have enough birthday cards!

Stamp Set: Eat Cake
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Au Chocolate Designer Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip Stamp Pad, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, and Yoyo Yellow markers
Accessories: 2-Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds

I've heard some demos have already received their new catalog. I'm hoping I receive mine this week. I've even seen some of the new stuff. It looks like there are some good accessories coming out. Be watching for info on my upcoming Open House to celebrate the new catalog!

Until tomorrow...stay warm!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Christmas Again!

Here are two more cards I did. These cards use the Dashing paper...same design but different background paper.

Stamp Set: Glad Tidings
Paper: Real Red, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Double Circle Punch, Spiral Punch, 2-Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon

Please remember to check out the special SU! is promoting. You can find the links over on the right hand side. They will be ending Saturday.

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Christmas is just around the corner! Can you believe it? Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? I have but I have a few other gifts to get. Our family has grown in the last year so we decided to draw names. I got my sister, and I've got her gift taken care of. Now I'm going to get all the kids something small. Christmas is going to be fun this year. Isaiah will be able to open his own presents. It will be fun

I got to participate in another demo's SAS about a month or so ago. This is one of the cards we did. As always, I love the simplicity of this. The stamp set was actually a set I would have never thought to use.

Stamp Set: Illuminations
Paper: Handsome Hunter, Glossy White
Ink: Handsome Hunter
Accessories: Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon

I love this card!!

Just a quick reminder about my techniques class this Friday. We will be learning the techniques of reflection, split negative and thumping. It should be a fun night!

Stay dry and have a good evening!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Retired Accessories and Wheels List

The retired wheels and accessories list is out and are available while supplies last, so make sure you place your orders no later than January 1. Almost all of the designer paper will be going so if there is particular set you want, make sure you order it. I will try to update this list as things become unavailable.

Items listed in RED are no longer available.

109198 Accents & Elements Borders & Blossoms
109199 Accents & Elements Little Reminders 2
109197 Accents & Elements Tagged
100700 Album Leather Post Black 8-1/2x11
105385 Album Linen Post Mellow Moss 8-1/2x11
104520 Album Linen Post Natural 8-1/2x11
104517 Album Linen Post Navy 8-1/2x11
105382 Album Linen Post Real Red 8-1/2x11
105392 Album Linen Ring Mellow Moss 8-1/2x11
104510 Album Linen Ring Natural 8-1/2x11
104513 Album Linen Ring Navy 8-1/2x11
105388 Album Linen Ring Real Red 8-1/2x11
105067 Boxes & Tags Pockets & Pieces Assortment I
105068 Boxes & Tags Pockets & Pieces Assortment II
108798 Boxes & Tags Tiny Takeout Confetti White
107246 Boxes & Tags Tiny Takeout Kraft
105747 Boxes Stamp & Supply Extra Large
105748 Boxes Stamp & Supply Extra Large Divided
105744 Boxes Stamp & Supply Extra Small
105749 Boxes Stamp & Supply Jumbo
105734 Boxes Stamp & Supply Large
105746 Boxes Stamp & Supply Medium
105745 Boxes Stamp & Supply Small
101052 Brayer Attachment Foam
107293 Cards & Envelopes Greeting Very Vanilla Medium
109149 Designer Series Paper Brocade Background
109161 Designer Series Paper Cerise
109162 Designer Series Paper Charbon
109155 Designer Series Paper Creepy Crawley
109152 Designer Series Paper Darling Doodles
109150 Designer Series Paper Dashing
108503 Designer Series Paper Petals & Paisleys
109156 Designer Series Paper Linen Prints
109147 Designer Series Paper Notations No. 2
109148 Designer Series Paper Outlaw
109158 Designer Series Paper Uptown
109157 Designer Series Paper Wintergreen
107285 Envelopes Open End Very Vanilla Large
107284 Envelopes Open End Whisper White Large
107296 Envelopes Shimmery White Medium
107287 Envelopes Square Vellum Large
107310 Envelopes Square Very Vanilla Mini
107294 Envelopes Vellum Medium
107290 Envelopes Very Vanilla Large
107291 Envelopes Whisper White Large
101016 Eyelet Tool Kit
105317 Eyelets Bold Brights II
105379 Eyelets Silver
105315 Eyelets Soft Subtles II
107282 Fancy Fibers Bella
107283 Fancy Fibers Elizabeth
103352 Stampin' Glitter Romantic Red
103349 Stampin' Glitter Silver Shine
106650 Greeting Glue
102620 Liquid Glue
103145 Page Protectors Post 8-1/2x11
104523 Page Protectors Ring 8-1/2x11
103598 Paper Vellum 12x12
105543 Pastel Refills Bold Brights
105544 Pastel Refills Earth Elements
105547 Pastel Refills Neutrals
105545 Pastel Refills Rich Regals
105546 Pastel Refills Soft Subtles
105962 Perfect Layers Tool
104184 Post Extenders
106522 Punch Spring Bouquet Flower
109722 Simply Scrappin' Creative License Hostess Level 1
109611 Simply Scrappin' Happy Me Hostess Level 3
109596 Simply Scrappin' Out & About
109626 Simply Scrappin' Primary Colors
109649 Simply Scrappin' Round Up
109635 Simply Scrappin' Secret Garden
109663 Simply Scrappin' Winter Bright
107415 Simply Sent Friendship Shapes
109230 Simply Sent Happy Day
105580 Spectrum Pad Blue Frost
101492 Spectrum Pad Celebration
105579 Spectrum Pad Cotton Candy
101336 Spectrum Pad Pumpkin Patch
100000 Spectrum Pad Un-inked
103953 Stamp-a-ma-jig Imaging Sheets Refill
104432 Stampin' Around Cartridge & Ink Refill Clear Embossing
101460 Stampin' Around Cartridge & Ink Refill Whisper White
102391 Stampin' Around Ink Refill Clear Embossing
103017 Stampin' Around Ink Refill Whisper White
103151 Stampin' Emboss Powder Hologram Highlights
105677 Stampin' Kids Pad Bear Brown
105676 Stampin' Kids Pad Beetle Black
105675 Stampin' Kids Pad Boxcar Blue
105674 Stampin' Kids Pad Gumball Green
105673 Stampin' Kids Pad Poppin' Purple
105672 Stampin' Kids Pad Princess Pink
105671 Stampin' Kids Pad Robin Red
105670 Stampin' Kids Pad Yahoo Yellow
103174 Stampin' Pastel Applicators
100852 Stampin' Pastel Erasers
100081 Stampin' Write Marker Going Gray
100945 StazOn Ink Refill Timber Brown
103088 StazOn Pad Timber Brown
107235 Tag Sheets Bold Brights
107239 Tag Sheets Confetti White & Kraft
107236 Tag Sheets Earth Elements
107240 Tag Sheets Kraft
107237 Tag Sheets Rich Regals
107238 Tag Sheets Soft Subtles
100894 Watercolor Brush Flat
101551 Watercolor Brush Medium
101331 Watercolor Brush Small
105395 Wire Works Metallic
105652 Wrapping Paper Whisper White

Stampin' Around wheels
100360 Acorns
109812 All about Birthdays*
109690 All about Christmas*
109812 All about Gratitude*
109676 Autumn Dots
104070 Bloomin'
107466 Bodacious*
105750 Bouquet*
107481 Butterflies & Blossoms
104065 Fishy
100267 Happy Jacks
107563 Ho Ho Ho
104312 Hot to Dot
104279 Leaf Prints
106062 Leaves Awash*
107479 Rough around the Edges*
101927 Snowman Fun
107465 Speckled*
105521 Spooky Skyline*
108979 Spotted*
107480 True Hearts
105033 Wings & Things

* Jumbo Stampin' Around wheels

Friday, December 7, 2007

Spring - Summer Catalog

As you know, at the end of the month, the Fall-Winter Catalog will be gone and we will welcome a new catalog in January. I've already had a chance to see some of the new stuff coming, and I'm sure you are going to like it.

I'm going to be pre-ordering my catalogs next week so if you want one, please let me know by Monday. If you pre-order your catalog, you will receive coupons good during the Spring-Summer Catalog. Your cost is $9.95 so order yours today. - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

Thursday, December 6, 2007


Sorry I've been MIA the last couple of days. I didn't have anything to share, and I've been pretty busy the last couple of days.

You know last weekend I had the great idea about working on some stuff. Well, I had the house to myself and did absolutely NOTHING! I sat in front of the tv and watch Harry Potter. How's that for being lazy? It was actually wonderful!!!

This weekend I plan to really get busy. I'm going to finish up my Christmas cards and hopefully work on some class projects. Maybe I'll have something to share next week.

This is one my cards I did at my SAS last year. I love the look of this. Very simple.

Stamp Sets: Snowflakes
Paper: Night of Navy, Buckaroo Blue, Silver, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy, Buckaroo Blue
Accessories: Navy Organdy Ribbon, Silver Cording

Monday, December 3, 2007

Fall-Winter Catalog Retirement List is Here!

Well, the list is out! There aren't a whole lot of sets going because we had such a big list go out in July but if there is a holiday stamp set you want, you might check out the list and see if your set is retiring. Check it out here. I'm glad to say that I'm only losing 5 sets. I'm losing 2 of my favorite sets - Frosty (I knew this was coming!) and All About U. I've used Frosty every Christmas for my own personal use plus for Stamp-A-Stacks. All About U is a very versatile set...good for almost every occassion. Real sad about this going. :-(

There are a few alphabet sets going and of course, I own one of them - Headline Alphabet. I'll be honest and say that it's real hard for me to purchase alphabet sets because I never know what's going to last for awhile. Though I must admit, I got this set free as an incentive set.

Stampin' Up! is also offering Five Fantastic Gifts Under $25. Check it out here.

Well, check out the list and see if there is any set on their you just can't live without. These sets are available to order until December 31st. If you want a set for Christmas, to ensure delivery by Christmas, please get me your order by the 12th. - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more