Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tart & Tangy 2

Not much to share today except I've been seeing a lot of cute stuff from the new catalog. There are some very cute designer papers. Be on the lookout for a new paper club because once you see these papers, you will want one of each. I know that I do!!! I am in so much trouble because there are so many things I want in the new catalog. HELP!! On to today's card share...

Again, I used the Tart & Tangy stamp set. This is one set I didn't purchase but I've seen a lot of cute things done with it. The ribbon used on this card made it into the new catalog.

Stamp Set: Tart & Tangy
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Black, Whisper White, Summer Picnic Designer Paper
Ink: Garden Green and Real Red markers
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Real Red Striped Ribbon

Something I did forget to tell you yesterday is that I heard that the new stamp sets are die cut! What does that mean? No more cutting stamps out! I'm sure that will make some of you happy!!

Take a moment to stamp a card today! Happy stamping!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tart & Tangy

Afternoon stampers!!

This week is a big week for SU! SU! celebrates 20 years and beginning today kicks off the annual convention. SU! demonstrators from all over the US are at Salt Lake City, Utah today. I've been a demo for 3 years and haven't made it yet. I've already seen a few of the new stuff and the cover of the new catalog. As a demo, we get to preview a few sets and see some of the new accessories. I've seen at least 5 new punches and I'm so excited about them. Next year, my goal is to make it to convention. I say that every year but I want to make it happen this year.

This card was made using the Tart & Tangy set from the last mini. I am happy to say that this set made it into the new catalog along with the designer paper.

Stamp Set: Tart & Tangy, Wonderful Words
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Whisper White, Summer Picnic DSP
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Wild Wasabi Striped Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punch

If you ordered a new catalog, I will get it to you as soon as I get them. I'm so excited to see the new catalog and all the new stuff. If you didn't reserve your copy of the new catalog, it's not too late. Just let me know you want one, and I'll put one aside for you.

Thank you for making this past stamping year fun. I look forward to stamping more with you. Happy stamping!!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Technique Tuesday

Today's technique is misting with markers. This technique uses waterbased markers to add multiple colors and a watercolored look to an image.

With stamp rubber side up, color the image with a marker. It’s helpful to start with the lightest color first. Continue to color your image with other colored markers until the entire image is colored. Spray the image with water mist bottle. The more you spray, the more the ink will run when you stamp. Hint: Hold the stamp in one hand and the misting bottle in the other, with hands about 12" apart. Spray a couple of times.You can also spray water into the air first, then move your image through to make sure the stamp doesn’t get too wet. Stamp image on cardstock.

This was a new technique for me and I love the look of this. I do like how the images looks like I did some watercoloring.

Stamp Set: Close As A Memory
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy, Old Olive, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Wide Grosgrain Ribbon

Happy stamping!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Artifacts Birthday

Here is another masculine card I did. This uses the retired set Artifacts. I think this set is a good set for men. I also used some retired in colors from last year.

Stamp Sets: Artifacts, Warm Regards, Canvas
Cardstock: Bravo Burgandy, True Thyme, Buckaroo Blue, Sahara Sand, Confetti White
Ink: Bravo Burgandy, Buckaroo Blue, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Linen Thread, Vintage Brads

Sorry I didn't update the accessories list this weekend. We have dial up at home and it takes forever to move anywhere. I finally got frustrated and shut down for the night. The list is now updated and is located under SU! Specials. A lot of the papers are starting to go. Don't let your's slip away. These are available until August 10 or until they are sold out.

Happy stamping!!

Friday, July 25, 2008


Good afternoon stampers!

Instead of trying to link the accessories list everyday, I put a link under the Stampin' Up! Specials. I will still update it everyday so to see what is already gone, just go to the Discontinued Accessories link.

I haven't had a chance to sit down and stamp some new cards so while digging through some old cards, I found this one. This is a card I did at a workshop about a year ago using one of my favorite stamp sets!

Stamp Set: Simply Said
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip stamp pad, So Saffron marker
Accessories: 1/8" Hole Punch, Chocolate Chip Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon

I'm beginning to think that Chocolate Chip is my favorite color too! The last three card posts have all had Chocolate Chip in them. It's one of those browns that goes with almost everything. I think I need to step out and try something new!

Happy stamping!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Love Card

OK...I'm not too sure about this card. One of the type of cards I have the most difficult time with is masculine cards. Especially when it comes to love/anniversary cards. I joined this swap and trying to come up with an idea hasn't been easy. It's not the best but it works.

Stamp Set: Seeing Spots, Taggers Dozen
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Small and Large Tag Punch, Wild Wasabi Striped Ribbon

The accessories list has been updated and I'm sad to say that all the hodgepodge hardware is sold out!!! It's not hard to believe it sold out so fast considering it's retiring and it was on sale. Don't let the others slip away before it's too late.

Happy stamping!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Birthday ATC

As you know, I'm addicted to swaps so I joined an ATC swap. An ATC (Artist Trading Card) is a small version of a card. They measure 3 1/2 x 2 1/2. Most people use them as cards and trade just like you would any kind of trading cards. You can also use them to add to a card.

This swap is a monthly swap and every month has a different theme. This month's theme was birthdays. Here is what I came up with. Not much to it. I did end up using a few punches.

I didn't know if these two colors would work together but I do like how it came out. I had to find a way to use up my Wasabi cardstock and striped ribbon.

Stamp Set: Priceless, Hugs & Wishes
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1/16" Hole Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Silver Brads, Wild Wasabi Striped Ribbon, Dimensionals

Discontinued Accessories List

The list has been updated. I'll continue to update it daily so come back and check back to see what is gone. If there is an accessory you want, don't wait too long to get it because it might be gone.

Happy stamping!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Technique Tuesday

Alright stampers!

Today is Technique Tuesday and the technique for today is faux filmstrip. These are fun to make. It doesn't take much...just the spiral punch and a square punch. You could even make it more personable by attaching actual photos on it. Try it and share your creation with me!!! I would love to post some of your work here instead of my own.

Stamp Set: Priceless
Cardstock: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Black, Whisper White
Ink: Ballet Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Black
Accessories: Spiral Punch, 1 3/8" Square Punch, Pumpkin Pie Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon

Also, I just checked the demo website and here is what accessories are unavailable today!

*Card Stock Brushed Copper
*Classic Stampin' Ink River Rock
*Classic Stampin' Ink Wild Wasabi
*Mulberry Paper White
*Ribbon Double-Stitched Groovy Guava
*Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Girl

If there is anything in the accessories you want, make sure you order it soon or you may miss out on it!

Happy stamping!!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Discontinued Accessories List

The discontinued accessories list is now available. Below is a list of all the accessories that will be discontinued. Items on this discontinued accessories list will be available while supplies last or through August 10, whichever comes first.

Products marked in red are unavailable. Products in bold are available at 25% off. If an item is unavailable, it can no longer be ordered. I will try to update you daily with items that become unavailable.

Last updated 08/08/2008

109200 - Accents & Elements Build A Flower
110718 - Accents & Elements Lucky Star
110719 - Accents & Elements Messenger
103158 - Acrylic Graph & Grid
108638 - Card Stock 12 X 12 In Color
108642 - Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Blue Bayou
108643 - Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Groovy Guava
108637 - Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 In Color
108640 - Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 River Rock
108639 - Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Soft Sky
108641 - Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Wild Wasabi
108644 - Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Purely Pomegranate
103975 - Card Stock Brushed Copper
108694 - Card Stock Textured 12 X 12 In Color
107312 - Cards & Envelopes Gift Whisper White
107292 - Cards & Envelopes Greeting Whisper White
109116 - Notes & Envelopes Long Notes
109118 - Notes & Envelopes Love Notes
109117 - Notes & Envelopes Pocket Notes*
110729 - Notes & Envelopes Scallop Notes
109119 - Notes & Envelopes Gift Notes
109018 - Classic Stampin' Ink Blue Bayou
109019 - Classic Stampin' Ink Groovy Guava
109017 - Classic Stampin' Ink Purely Pomegranate
109016 - Classic Stampin' Ink River Rock
109015 - Classic Stampin' Ink Soft Sky
109020 - Classic Stampin' Ink Wild Wasabi
109013 - Classic Stampin' Pad Blue Bayou
109012 - Classic Stampin' Pad Groovy Guava
109011 - Classic Stampin' Pad Purely Pomegranate
109010 - Classic Stampin' Pad River Rock
109009 - Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Sky
109014 - Classic Stampin' Pad Wild Wasabi
110751 - Designer Series Paper Azure*
110696 - Designer Series Paper Bali Breeze
110749 - Designer Series Paper Berry Bliss
109154 - Designer Series Paper Cutie Pie
110699 - Designer Series Paper East Coast Prep*
109160 - Designer Series Paper Fall Flowers
109159 - Designer Series Paper Flowers For You*
110697 - Designer Series Paper Ginger Blossom
110479 - Designer Series Paper Jersey Shore*
109151 - Designer Series Paper Le Jardin
110748 - Designer Series Paper Notebook*
110750 - Designer Series Paper Olive Press
109153 - Designer Series Paper Porcelain Prints*
109175 - Designer Series Paper Prints Almost Amethyst*
109177 - Designer Series Paper Prints Always Artichoke
109173 - Designer Series Paper Prints Blue Bayou
109174 - Designer Series Paper Prints Brilliant Blue
109178 - Designer Series Paper Prints Certainly Celery
109169 - Designer Series Paper Prints Close to Cocoa*
109168 - Designer Series Paper Prints Groovy Guava*
109171 - Designer Series Paper Prints Lovely Lilac
109172 - Designer Series Paper Prints More Mustard
109176 - Designer Series Paper Prints Old Olive
109170 - Designer Series Paper Prints Pumpkin Pie
109164 - Designer Series Paper Prints River Rock*
109167 - Designer Series Paper Prints Rose Red
109166 - Designer Series Paper Prints So Saffron
109165 - Designer Series Paper Prints Soft Sky
109163 - Designer Series Paper Prints Tempting Turquoise
110698 - Designer Series Paper Spring Break
110273 - Designer Series Paper Spring Fling*
110271 - Designer Series Paper Spring Silhouettes
110272 - Designer Series Paper Western Sky
107299 - Envelope Confetti Cream Medium
105320 - Eyelets Basic
100375 - Eyelets Bold Brights
100381 - Eyelets Earth Elements
107233 - Eyelets Fresh Favorites I
107234 - Eyelets Fresh Favorites II
105316 - Eyelets Rich Regals
100378 - Eyelets Soft Subtles
105515 - Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter
105531 - Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass
105532 - Hodgepodge Hardware Aged Copper
101120 - Metallic Art Pencils
107307 - On Board Accents
109181 - On Board Blossoms & Basic
109179 - On Board Ginormous Pieces
107306 - On Board Simon Lower
102678 - Mulberry Paper White
109227 - Punch Box Three For You
102686 - Punch Handheld Rectangle
100271 - Pure Color Pencils
109060 - Ribbon Double-Stitched Blue Bayou
109063 - Ribbon Double-Stitched Groovy Guava
109061 - Ribbon Double-Stitched Purely Pomegranate
109062 - Ribbon Double-Stitched River Rock*
109059 - Ribbon Double-Stitched Soft Sky
109058 - Ribbon Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi
109189 - Ribbon Originals Beachfront*
109187 - Ribbon Originals District*
109188 - Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale
109185 - Ribbon Originals Jersey*
109184 - Ribbon Originals Sherbert
109186 - Ribbon Originals Theater
110716 - Ribbon Striped Grosgrain Wild Wasabi*
110281 - Rub-Ons Cherished Memories*
110284 - Rub-Ons Eastern Elegance*
110285 - Rub-Ons Urban West*
110557 - Simply Scrappin' Boho Blend
109610 - Simply Scrappin' Confetti
110572 - Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Boy
110567 - Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Girl
109597 - Simply Scrappin' Home Again
110562 - Simply Scrappin' Rose Cottage
109648 - Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Boy
109627 - Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Girl
110587 - Simply Scrappin' Summer Days
110577 - Simply Scrappin' Tie The Knot
111184 - Simply Sent Friendly Notes
109228 - Simply Sent Simple Delights
109229 - Simply Sent Three Thoughts
106662 - Stampin'Around Wheel Daisy Field
107561 - Stampin'Around Wheel Garden Annuals
109681 - Stampin'Around Wheel Good Dog
109678 - Stampin'Around Wheel Kisses
107482 - Stampin'Around Wheel Lily Pad
109680 - Stampin'Around Wheel Meow
109677 - Stampin'Around Wheel Mistletoe
106610 - Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Basics Outline
107467 - Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Birthday
109571 - Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Baby
109570- Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Friends
109569 - Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Party
108423 - Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Leaves A La Carte
107468 - Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Nature Hike
108980 - Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Petals
107464 - Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Rough Texture
111261 - Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Spunky Spots
109554 - Stampin' Color Index Labels
106694 - Stampin' Kids Markers
102673 - Zig Painty

*Items are 25% off and part of our discounted retiring accessories promotion. Don't wait too long - quantities are limited.

Friday, July 18, 2008


I always like to go to a fellow demonstrators stamp class because 1) I get class ideas, and 2) I don't have to prepare anything. I try to attend as many of their events as possible. I always come away with class ideas and projects.

This card was done at a 10 for $15 class given by Linda McWhorter. I loved the colors used on this card. Though I hate to use these type of cards, it's always handy to have one available just in case.

For the main image, we inked it up once and then stamped off on to the sides. Then we just stamped the words and added the ribbon with a glue dot. The ribbon is just tied in a knot.

Stamp Set: Close As A Memory
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive
Accessories: Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon

Have a great weekend, and stamp something!!

Happy stamping!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Doodle Birthday

Alright stampers! This is the last of my swaps. This swap was for birthday cards. Now...I did this card awhile back for my techniques class but I decided to change it up a bit. You can see the original card here .

I used glossy cardstock like the original but colored in the flowers using Pretty in Pink and So Saffron markers. I liked how this turned out. It was simple which is how I like them.

Stamp Set: Doodle This, Happy Everything
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Black, Glossy White
Ink: Black Stazon, Pretty in Pink stamp pad and marker, So Saffron marker
Accessories: Whisper White Narrow Grosgrain, Pink Gingham

I guess I better get busy stamping some cards because I've run out stuff to show you. I hope to begin working on some other projects and share those with you soon. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you get some inspiration from the things I show you. We're just a little over three weeks before the new catalog comes out. Reserve your copy today!

Happy stamping!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Fabulous Flowers

This was for another swap I joined. It was called Fabulous Flowers. I took a picture of this from a fellow demo from a demo training so I don't have a name of who I copied this from. I did change a couple of things so I didn't totally copy it.

Stamp Set: Simply Said
Cardstock: Real Red, Kraft, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Black, Real Red pad and marker
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Red Gingham Ribbon, Tag Corner Punch

As always, thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Technique Tuesday

Welcome to techniques Tuesday!

I hope this will be a weekly feature so make sure you come back to see more techniques.

This week we will look at the emerging color technique. We did this technique in my April class. I actually had never heard of this technique until I went to a techniques class myself. It's very cool! I even broke out my rhinestone brads for this card!!!

Here's how it works. Stamp smaller solid stamps in lighter colors all over cardstock. Ink main image with Versamark and stamp over smaller images. Pour clear embossing powder over Versamarked image and tap off excess powder. Use heat tool to melt the embossing powder. Ink your brayer with a darker ink and apply ink to entire cardstock piece. Take a paper towel and wipe ink off of embossed.

If you decide to try it, email me ( your creation. I would love to see what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Refuge & Strength

Good afternoon! I hope you all had a great weekend! I know I enjoyed it. I had my techniques class Friday night. Those are always so much fun. I'll share those cards later this week. Not much going on Saturday and Sunday was church. Overall it was a quiet weekend. Now on to the card for the day...

This was another swap I joined entitled Friendship & Faith. This was a neat swap because what was required was to use a scripture or phrase or image. I don't really have any religious stamps so this is a set I borrowed from my best friend, Darla. It came out last year in the Fall-Winter Catalog and is entitled Refuge & Strength. I had no idea of what I was going to do but I do like the end result.

Stamp Set: Refuge & Strength
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose and Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Wide Grosgrain Ribbon

Well, we have a little less than a month before the new catalog comes out. If you haven't reserved your copy yet, do it soon! If you reserve your copy by July 25th, you will receive a $5 off coupon plus 6 months worth of coupons. You can reserve your copy for $9.95 so do it today! You don't want to miss out on the catalog!

Happy stamping!!

Friday, July 11, 2008


OK...I must confess something. I am swap junkie!! I joined this Yahoo! group and they had a bunch of swaps going on. I join 11 of them!!! There was so many more I wanted to join but knew I just couldn't get them done. Out of the 11, I finished up 7 of them and had to drop 4 of them. I'll be sharing some of those cards with you.

This swap was for sympathy cards. You never know when you are going to need one of these. I can't remember where I got this idea from. I would have never put these colors together. They sure do look good though. What do you think?

Stamp Set: Close As A Memory
Cardstock: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Bravo Burgundy markers
Accessories: Bravo Burgundy Grosgrain Ribbon

Tonight is my techniques class. I was up late last night trying to get everything together. I'm such a procrastinator! I had to scratch one technique because it wasn't coming out right. Good thing I was able to find something quick to replace it. I'll post pictures next week of the techniques. As I was going through my technique pictures, I noticed that I haven't shared the last two classes so I'll be posting those soon too.

Happy stamping!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Embrace Life

I was playing around with one of my new stamp sets - Embrace Life. This was actually a card I was going to do for a swap. The criteria for this swap was to use a current set that was not going to be retired in the new upcoming catalog. Also, we couldn't use the in-colors because they will be retiring in August.

I found a card I did awhile back and used the same layout and colors but just changed the stamp set. I thought it came out really well.

On this card I had originally sponged the coral around the ages but I thought it was too much color so I did another one and used the blush around the edges. I think it came out a little better.

Stamp Set: Embrace Life
Cardstock: Cameo Coral, Blush Blossom, Sage Shadow, Whisper White
Ink: Cameo Coral, Blush Blossim, Sage Shadow
Accessories: White Taffeta Ribbon, Blender Pens, Sponges

As always, thanks for stopping by! Stamp a card for a loved one today!

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Black & White #2 promised, this is the 2nd version of the black and white Baroque I did. I really like the look of this one. I think the swirl adds a little elegancy to it. Plus, you can use just about any type of word to put in the oval. I love this card.

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Black
Accessories: Large and Small Oval Punch, 1/8" Hole Punch, Black Grosgrain Ribbon

I've got lots more to show so come back tomorrow!!

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Black and White

After not stamping for about a month I decided to join some swaps. This swap was a black and white swap. You wouldn't think it would be too hard to come up with an idea but I had so much trouble getting a design together. Here is what I came up with.

It's very simple and that's what I like about it. I did do another design using the swirls. I will post that one tomorrow. There will be more cards to share because I joined several swaps so stay tuned.

Now I must get ready for my techniques class this coming Friday. I'll share those cards and past techniques next week so be sure you come back.

Happy Stamping!!!

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: 3/16" Corner Rounder, Large and Small Oval Punch, 1/8" Hole Punch, Black Grosgrain Ribbon

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Hodgepodge Hardware Discount

From July 1-August 10 (or while supplies last), you can purchase any of the Hodgepodge Hardware Kits from page 188 of the Spring-Summer Catalog at 25% OFF their regular price! Each kit comes in a tin, and includes approximately 138 pieces of the following hardware: decorative clips, label holders, ribbon charms and sliders, fasteners, PLUS 100 matching brads.

The following Hodgepodge Hardware finishes are being offered at a special 25 percent discount, with no minimum purchase required to receive the 25 percent discount, and no limits on the number of kits purchased at the discounted price:

* ANTIQUE BRASS, Item #105531
* AGED COPPER, Item #105532
* PEWTER, Item #105515

Each kit is regularly priced at $27.95, and can be yours at the discounted price of $20.96 during this limited time offer. These finishes will be discontinued in the new catalog. Contact me TODAY to order your kit!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

SU! New Product Line

Well, vacation is now over and so it's time to get back to stamping. I just wanted to share with you the big announcement from SU! You may have already heard but here are some more details.

We are thrilled to announce a new Stampin’ Up! product line: Décor Elements.

Our Décor Elements product line is self-adhesive vinyl art for walls, mirrors, windows, or other hard, smooth surfaces. Whether you want to spice up the walls of your home or frame a home décor piece for display, Décor Elements is easy to apply, easy to love, and easy to remove.

For more info or to see the brochure, click here: Decor Elements brochure. There's even a link to a video to show you how to apply the decor elements.

Thanks for stopping by! Come back tomorrow!