Sunday, December 16, 2007

You Know You are Addicted to Stamping When...

I am part of several Yahoo groups and this was sent out recently. I just had to share....too funny how I can see myself in quite a few of these!

You Know You are Addicted to Stamping when..

you have glitter all over your face

you look down and realize you are wearing Chocolate Chip and Certainly Celery - not brown and green

you take a piece of SU! card stock with you to the paint store so you can paint your walls your favorite color

you buy the Starbucks frapachino's or altoid's just so you can make gifts with the containers

everything you see in the store you say "I could stamp on that"

you have a copy of the SU! catalog not only on your coffee table, but in your car, at your nightstand, and in the bathroom!

you buy a candle you don't need in the color you don't like just to have the little decorative metal tag to use for dry embossing or as an embellishment on a card

you sleep with a notebook on your nightstand to wright down ideas that come to your mind when your in bed

your vacation luggage to Kauai holds more stamping supplies than clothing

your carry on luggage holds quick WOW projects to complete while waiting to board the plane and in flight

your annual CHA tradeshow trips to the Anaheim Convention Center do not include Disneyland side trips

the neighbor across the street asks if I ever sleep because when she gets up during the night she sees my stamp room light on

friends and family look forward to receiving their hand stamped birthday and holiday cards
you go on a long weekend retreat to the Sierra mountains with church friends and volunteer to bring a stamp project for an afternoon activity

your children see someone they don't know smiling at them at McDonalds and ask you, mommy, is that one of your stamping ladies?² and when you say no, they yell at her - hey lady, you should come to our house and make some cards

You know you are stamper when.... you see someone's beautiful outfit and you just KNOW you can replicate it for a card

you shop for paint colors, you think in terms of "mellow moss" or "so saffron”

You go out in public with ink stains on your fingers and glitter on your face

your children ask you if they should wear their Night of Navy pants or the Brocade Blue ones with the Real Red shirt

you describe the sunset as Almost Amethyst with hints of So Saffron

even the dog is sporting a stamped Halloween costume (stamped of course)

you have enough sets to insulate your house

your dinner table is completely covered with stamping projects at all times

you say to a potential mugger - "Stop, I have a heat gun

you know glitter is handy for locating your lost husband or children at the mall

you promise to go to bed after you finish this card; no really after you finish THIS card; and it turns into never

you use your double sided tape to hem a skirt

you go shopping with a friend and say "Oh, I Love that Really Rust blouse

You try to stamp anything that does not move very fast, including children and pets

You feel you need a 12 step program but do not really want to be cured

You have a kitchen table that can not be eaten at without moving a large tote of supplies

Seeing the top of your stamp area has not happened for months

You have stamps that have not been mounted

You have to have all 48 colors of stamp pads, markers, paper and the In colors and neutrals

The camper has general supplies including Stampin' Spots, paper, paper cutter, and 2-4 stamp sets

When you walk by a card in the store and say to yourself, "I can make that!"

when...your husband has to specify "that bangy thing you use to set eyelets" when he wants you to hand him the hammer

you smooth out your nails with sanding blocks because you know where THEY are, but you have no idea where your nail file might be

you buy 3 bottles of nail polish and never use them on your fingers, but you've got all your new rubber stamp wood blocks sealed so they don't get stained with ink

you accidentally refer to your blow dryer as a "heat tool

you buy Swiffer dusting refills or Bounce dryer sheets without any housework in mind

you report to your family that the weather forecast today calls for a clear Soft Sky, possibly Going Grey by mid-afternoon

Linda Rhondstat is not the first thing you think of when you hear the words "Blue Bayou

your husband comes home and tells you his new boss' birthday is coming up, and he really wants to make a great impression, so he asks YOU to make the card

you spend more time in your stamp room than you do in bed

you go to sleep planning card layouts

you spout item or page numbers from memory
when every card you see you say, Oh I have that set it is one of my favorites

you teach your maid (not that I have one) to stamp and she no longer cleans

when you save your "frills" from purchases to uses as embellishments on your cards

your kids go to grandma's house and ask for stamps and punches and she gives them postage stamps and makes a fist

you tell your husband you'd like to paint the dining room mellow moss, you buy a new sweater that is apricot appeal and giving directions to a stranger you tell them to turn left just after you pass the brocade blue house on the corner

you see a molded design on a styrofoam take-out container and think it would make a great card

you go to Michael's or the SBS and buy MORE paper just because it's on sale (even though your shelves, storage, whatever is bursting at the seams!!)

looking at your hands w/out ink on them looks wrong

you are looking at the dress of the woman in front of you at church and note the color combination to use to make a card!

you take your color coach to the paint store with you

your customers write checks out to you as Stampin' ____

your kids leave notes on your stamping desk instead of any other surface in your home

your purse is the mini catalog bag that you got at convention

you have more money invested in stamps and inkpads than clothes in your closet

you play dominoes with friends and even the husbands refer to the domino colors in Stampin' Up! Colors

you ask your husband to pick up a stalk of certainly celery from the grocery store

when your kids start making art projects out of the extra rubber from cutting out stamps AND then you start stamping with it. And yes I have done this. Makes a great mosaic.....

you save every conceivable type of packaging (cardboard boxes, acrylic/plastic cases, etc.), because you just know you can turn it into something fabulous one day

you buy a table cloth because it looks like one of our designer series papers

you know you are a stamper when an advert comes on TV promoting an upcoming(tonight) current affairs program talking about a white ant infestation doing lots of damages to homes in some area (don't know where yet) and your 24 year old son says.
"Hey mum don't forget to lock your stamps away somewhere safe. You don't want all those white ants to come to this area and gobble up all that wood".

You know you are a stamper when you are at work at an auto assembly plant, you look at a new car with a new color and think, "Wow, Not Quite Navy!"

you know when you're a stamper when, you go out to dinner and YOUR HUSBAND and he confiscates all the chip board coasters for you so you can use them later to make books out of them. What a guy, you just gotta love a man who takes care of his stampaholic wife

you look at everything from clothing tags to soup can labels and ask yourself: How can I use this in my art?? LOL

you know you are a stamper when you buy clothes to match a stamp set or buy a stamp set to match your clothes

You know you are a stamper when you stare at other people and try to identify the SU colors of their clothing.

You know you are a stamper when your husband says, gee, this is even prettier than a Hallmark card and cheaper too (if only he knew the truth).

You know you are a stamper when you've covered a boo-boo with another layer or some ribbon, LOL!

You know you are a stamper when you can recall all the dates of SU events, promotions, catalog distribution, mini catalog and SAB dates but cannot remember the birth dates of your sister's three kids, or for that matter her birthday either.
you know you are a stamper when you have "scoped" out all the stamping stores located in or near (within 100 miles) of your vacation site.

you know you are a stamper when you try to figure out how to get your step-son to let you stamp the cast on his broken arm. Would embossing get too hot?

you have boxes of empty coffee cans, pull tabs, baby food jars and starbucks aren't're saving them to stamp on them and give them away as gifts.

you are moving into a new house and you can pack EVERYTHING in SU boxes! Yep, it's true! And that kraft paper that comes in our boxes was FABULOUS to use rather than newspapers! LOL

Even your 9-year old granddaughter "sees" the world in SU colors. "Look Grams, that truck is Yo-Yo Yellow!"

You know you are a stamper when you don't throw away your paper trash (cereal boxes, cardboard inserts, yogurt containers, water bottles) because you can make a stamped gift from it or use it for chipboard on a stamping project.

you know you are stamper when.... you just paint your nails clear, because you always have ink on them anyway.

you know you are addicted to stamping when you have sealed all the Christmas card envelopes and you realize you forgot to scan some of the cards for your web page so you carefully open the envelope (cos you can also remember who you gave which card to), scan them, then reseal the envelopes.

Happy Birthday to ME!!

My birthday was last week but I just have to share this AWESOME homemade Stampin' Up! card I got from my mommy! Sadly, or not so sadly I have gotten her hooked on stamping!! She is doing an awesome job and I just have to show off the cute card she sent me this week. The card is created from scraps left over in the Secret Garden Simply Scrappin Kit (p.177). Didn't she do an awesome job? Thank you Mom!!! I love you!!

If you are interested in learning how to use the Simply Scrappin Kit to create 80+ cards or to use it to scrapbook send me an email and let me know.

Adios Amigos!!

Saying Goodbye to friends....The retirement list is out...there is buzz and excitement of the new catalog. On December 08th we took a moment to say goodbye to old favorites. There are a lot of cute, cute sets that are retiring. If you haven't purchased the ones on your list do so by December 31st.

First we have: All about U! (p.145, $27.95) We cut the card 4.25x11 and trimmed it about 1inch to make room for the slit. The colors used were bashful blue, chocolate chip, so saffron, and certainly celery. The U was done by stamping the U from the set in Chocolate chip craft ink onto a piece of cardboard. The birthday wording comes from It's Your Birthday (p.145 $30.95).
Next is this cute cute set Bundle of Joy (p.81, $23.95). We also used the retiring hostess set Word on Word. Colors used were Perfect Plum and Basic Black. The images were colored using watercolor crayons, pencils and markers. Colors used were chocolate chip, perfect plum, barely banana, and old olive. We also used the sprial punch to make it look like a film strip along with the 1 1/4" square punch.

Next is Cold Play (p.44, $27.95). I am selling my set for $20. We used Pretty in Pink, Close to cocoa, and chocolate chip. Are you seeing a pattern to my favorite color yet?? The let it snow was stamped in Chocolate chip and the snowflakes in Versamark. Snowman is chocolate chip, only orange and pretty in pink.

One of my favorite sets to go is Monkey Business (p.61, $23.95). The card uses So Saffron and Close to cocoa. The circles in the card are 1 1/4" and the brown under the circles is the 1 3/8" punch. Heart is Rose red, pineapple is colored using so saffron and celery.
Finally we have Circus Train (p.92, $20.95). A very fun card using Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, and Yo yo yellow. We also used watercolor paper, aqua painters and watercolor crayons to color the image. We used the new photo corner punch, yellow brads and real red ribbon to finish it off.
If you would like to purchase any of these sets or any sets on the retiring list please email me by December 31st to place your order!!!

**All images copyright Stampin' Up! 1996-2007. Also some of the ideas for the above cards came from fellow Stampin' Up demos, and Split coast Stampers. Thank you for your ideas and inspiration.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Retiring Accessories List

Retired Accessories List: UPDATED 12/12/07 12:30am

Retired wheels and accessories are available while supplies last, so make sure you place your orders no later than January 1. Items listed in RED are no longer available.

Item #

Product Description


Accents & Elements Borders & Blossoms


Accents & Elements Little Reminders 2


Accents & Elements Tagged


Album Leather Post Black 8-1/2x11


Album Linen Post Mellow Moss 8-1/2x11


Album Linen Post Natural 8-1/2x11


Album Linen Post Navy 8-1/2x11


Album Linen Post Real Red 8-1/2x11


Album Linen Ring Mellow Moss 8-1/2x11


Album Linen Ring Natural 8-1/2x11


Album Linen Ring Navy 8-1/2x11


Album Linen Ring Real Red 8-1/2x11


Boxes & Tags Pockets & Pieces Assortment I


Boxes & Tags Pockets & Pieces Assortment II


Boxes & Tags Tiny Takeout Confetti White


Boxes & Tags Tiny Takeout Kraft


Boxes Stamp & Supply Extra Large


Boxes Stamp & Supply Extra Large Divided


Boxes Stamp & Supply Extra Small


Boxes Stamp & Supply Jumbo


Boxes Stamp & Supply Large


Boxes Stamp & Supply Medium


Boxes Stamp & Supply Small


Brayer Attachment Foam


Cards & Envelopes Greeting Very Vanilla Medium


Designer Series Paper Brocade Background


Designer Series Paper Cerise


Designer Series Paper Charbon


Designer Series Paper Creepy Crawley


Designer Series Paper Darling Doodles


Designer Series Paper Dashing


Designer Series Paper Petals & Paisleys


Designer Series Paper Linen Prints


Designer Series Paper Notations No. 2


Designer Series Paper Outlaw


Designer Series Paper Uptown


Designer Series Paper Wintergreen


Envelopes Open End Very Vanilla Large


Envelopes Open End Whisper White Large


Envelopes Shimmery White Medium


Envelopes Square Vellum Large


Envelopes Square Very Vanilla Mini


Envelopes Vellum Medium


Envelopes Very Vanilla Large


Envelopes Whisper White Large

Eyelet Tool Kit

Eyelets Bold Brights II

Eyelets Silver

Eyelets Soft Subtles II


Fancy Fibers Bella

Fancy Fibers Elizabeth

Stampin' Glitter Romantic Red


Stampin' Glitter Silver Shine

Greeting Glue
Liquid Glue

Page Protectors Post 8-1/2x11


Page Protectors Ring 8-1/2x11

Paper Vellum 12x12

Pastel Refills Bold Brights


Pastel Refills Earth Elements


Pastel Refills Neutrals


Pastel Refills Rich Regals


Pastel Refills Soft Subtles


Perfect Layers Tool

Post Extenders

Punch Spring Bouquet Flower


Simply Scrappin' Creative License Hostess Level 1


Simply Scrappin' Happy Me Hostess Level 3


Simply Scrappin' Out & About


Simply Scrappin' Primary Colors


Simply Scrappin' Round Up

Simply Scrappin' Secret Garden

Simply Scrappin' Winter Bright


Simply Sent Friendship Shapes


Simply Sent Happy Day


Spectrum Pad Blue Frost

Spectrum Pad Celebration

Spectrum Pad Cotton Candy


Spectrum Pad Pumpkin Patch

Spectrum Pad Un-inked

Stamp-a-ma-jig Imaging Sheets Refill


Stampin' Around Cartridge & Ink Refill Clear Embossing


Stampin' Around Cartridge & Ink Refill Whisper White


Stampin' Around Ink Refill Clear Embossing


Stampin' Around Ink Refill Whisper White


Stampin' Emboss Powder Hologram Highlights


Stampin' Kids Pad Bear Brown


Stampin' Kids Pad Beetle Black


Stampin' Kids Pad Boxcar Blue


Stampin' Kids Pad Gumball Green


Stampin' Kids Pad Poppin' Purple


Stampin' Kids Pad Princess Pink


Stampin' Kids Pad Robin Red


Stampin' Kids Pad Yahoo Yellow


Stampin' Pastel Applicators


Stampin' Pastel Erasers


Stampin' Write Marker Going Gray


StazOn Ink Refill Timber Brown


StazOn Pad Timber Brown


Tag Sheets Bold Brights


Tag Sheets Confetti White & Kraft


Tag Sheets Earth Elements

Tag Sheets Kraft

Tag Sheets Rich Regals


Tag Sheets Soft Subtles


Watercolor Brush Flat


Watercolor Brush Medium


Watercolor Brush Small


Wire Works Metallic


Wrapping Paper Whisper White

Stampin' Around wheels

All about Birthdays*


All about Christmas*


All about Gratitude*

Autumn Dots

Butterflies & Blossoms

Happy Jacks
Ho Ho Ho
Hot to Dot
Leaf Prints
Leaves Awash*

Rough around the Edges*

Snowman Fun
Spooky Skyline*
True Hearts

Wings & Things

* Jumbo Stampin' Around wheels

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Open House Goodies!!

We had a successful Open House today! I have some items leftover that are for sale. Email me if you would to buy any of the items below! I also have several calenders like seen in posts below that can be personalized with your name and family...$7 each...only 7 available!

Reindeer Food and Reindeer Poop: $1.50 each

Snowman Soup (hot chocolate): A cute poem on back of kit...a fun stocking stuffer $3

Snowman Poop and Kisses: $1.50 each...colors may vary

Holiday Shopping Instant High Energy Kit: Several flavors of Jelly Belly's to make a fun shopping kit! $2 each

Post it Note Holders $3 each...3 designs available

Christmas Fudge: $1.50

Gift Card Holders: A festive way to give a gift card! $3 each

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Gift Tags!

These are a few gift tags I made for one of the door prizes for the Open House on December 01. If you haven't RSVPed do so now to get more chances to win these and many other wonderful prizes!! I used the sets Perfect Presentation and Tags for All. The Tags for all set is in the Holiday Mini and you can get it for 30% off during my virtual open house!!! Also during the month of November you can get the awesome Dashing paper I used here for FREE! Buy three packs of designer paper and get the fourth free! A great opportunity to buy now for the holiday season!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

All in the Family!

Remember to purchase your set during the month of November. All proceeds go to the Abbott family. Email me for more details or scroll down to read more about it. I ordered mine and have to say it is very cute! Here is a checkbook calender I created using the set. You can order your own calender through me at the open house on December 01st or email me. Cost is $5. I can include family members and name depending on the length.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Virtual Open House!!!!

You are invited to a VIRTUAL Holiday Open House!!!

Starting Black Friday (11/23) through Friday (11/30) you will be able to attend my VIRTUAL Open House from the comfort of your home! So fix a nice hot cup of cocoa, coffee or tea, get those pajama’s & slippers on and shop ‘till you drop!!!

Whether you are shopping for yourself, a friend or family member, you will get to take advantage of all the VIRTUAL deals!!! Plus, you will be able to create your own holiday WISH LIST for me to send to your family/friends.

Here is how it works:

* You will see a special deal listed below for each day of the VIRTUAL Open House and you can take advantage of ONE or ALL of them. The choice is yours! Then I will place all the orders at the same time on Saturday (12/1).

* As long as I have $150 or more in orders I will put all the names of my customers who placed an order into a drawing. The winner will receive a Level 1 Hostess Stamp Set of their choice FREE! (See pg. 17-19 of the current catalog.)

* Do you want more chances to win the FREE stamp set? Each time you take advantage of the deal of the day you will get ONE chance towards the drawing. You will ALSO receive chances based on your order total -
$1-$25 > 1 chance
$26-$30 > 2 chances
$31-$39 > 3 chances
$40-$49 > 4 chances
$50-$75 > 5 chances
$76-$100 or more > 6 chances
And here are TWO more ways to earn a chance towards the drawing – Sign up to hostesses a workshop in December or January and you will get another chance to win the FREE stamp set!!! Sign up must be during the promotion period. Second, ask me to email you a gift registry/wish list form by 11/28 and return the completed form by 11/30 and you will get another chance to win the FREE stamp set!!!

* If you want to take advantage of a deal of the day you will need to email or call me THAT day and I will keep a running order form for you and will tally it up at the end of the VIRTUAL Open House. You will need to pay for your order by Friday (11/30).

Here are the Deals of the Day:

Friday 11/23 - Take 10% off any one Holiday stamp set from pg. 32-48 of the current Fall/Winter catalog.

Saturday 11/24 - Take 15% off any one Simply Sent Card Kit. These make the PERFECT holiday gift for any crafter on your list! There are 5 kits to choose from. See pg. 12-14 of the current Fall/Winter catalog.

Sunday 11/25 - Take 15% off the Holiday Blitz stamp set on pg. 63 of the current Fall/Winter catalog. This is the perfect stamp set for beginners or to keep handy to have a stamp for just about any occasion you may need.

Monday 11/26 – 10% off anything in the Holiday Mini Catalog. Remember you can only order from the mini until November 30th.

Tuesday 11/27 - Take 10% off any one large background stamp of your choice on pg. 136-138 of the current Fall/Winter catalog.

Wednesday 11/28 - Take 10% off any one Greetings stamp set found on pg. 140-155 of the current Fall/Winter catalog.

Thursday 11/29 – Take 10% off any Personalized Stamps found on page 162. Makes a wonderful teacher gift: From the Desk of Mrs. Teacher or Mrs. Teacher are a couple of examples.

Friday 11/30 - Place an order of anything other than the above and get 20% off your most expensive item!!!

Email me at if interested.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

One Layer Class Samples Part 2

"Celebrate You"
Paper is Naturals Ivory, stamp set is from Greetings Galore. Greetings Galore is a great set with a lot of holidays and events offered.

"Be Merry"
Stamp sets are Perfect Presentation and Warm Words. Color used is wild wasabi.

"Garden Thanks"
Stamp set used is Garden Whimsey and Much Appreciation. Colors used are Cameo Coral and Garden Green.

The only set used is Baroque Motifs. Colors used were Rose Red and Old Olive. Paper is Naturals Ivory.

"Festive Snowmen"
The Snowmen are part of Festive Favorites. They are colored using Bashful Blue and Night of Navy. I drew a squiggly frame using Bashful Blue. The Holiday Happiness is from so many sayings hostess set.

"Happy Holidays"
This is from the Big on Christmas set. I versamarked candy canes from Hung up on the Holidays. Colors used are real
red, yo yo yellow, and green galore.

If you are interested in a make class for these one layer cards please email me and let me know! All cards were very simple. Class is $15 or $10 if you bring a new friend. A $1 a card, WOW!!

One Layer Class Samples


The Joy card uses Perfect Presentations and the snowflake from Cold Play. Colors used were Soft Sky and Purely Pomegranate.

"Merry Christmas"
The ornament is from hung up on the holidays, Merry Christmas from All Holidays. I used a two way glue pen to add a touch of dazzling diamonds.

"Sandy Claws"
The crab is from Crab and Company. He is on Naturals Ivory paper. The shells and starfish are versamarked. Crabby's Santa hat is colored using real red and a white gel pen

"Ho Ho Ho!"
This card uses the outline alphabets, square punch, black ribbon, and double rectangle punch. Paper is real red, the buckle is whisper white covered in silver embossing powder.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Cards for Sale!

If you don't have time to stamp, then let me do it for you! Any of the card designs that you see here I can make for you along with many more possibilities. Check out for more info and to see my cards!


You’re invited to the


A one-stop shopping event featuring TEN local businesses!

New Products! Holiday Specials! Gifts and Prizes!

Food! One-Stop Shopping!

Saturday, December 1, 2007 - 10 AM – 4PM

Email me for directions and location

Come get a head start on shopping for teachers, family and friends this holiday. I will be selling Christmas cards, teacher gifts, stocking stuffers, candles, gift certificates and more! Stop by to shop and learn how to get FREE Stampin' Up! Products. Be one of the first to see the new list of retiring stamp sets. Remember to place orders before December 10th so they'll be here by the holidays.

Earn extra door prize tickets by RSVPing to me!

Companies you will be shopping with include:

Stampin' Up!, Mary Kay, Creative Memories, The Pampered Chef, Premier Designs Jewelery, Southern Living at Home, Party Lite, Tastefully Simple, Beauti Control, Longaberger

Monday, November 5, 2007

One Layer Class...Saturday, November 10

Below are four of the 15 examples of the cards we will be making on Saturday. We will be making 10 Christmas Cards, 2 Thank you Cards, 2 Birthday Cards and a general card. Class is $15 or $10 if you bring a new friend. There will be a door prize awarded as well. I hope to see a lot of you there!!

All images copyright Stampin' Up! 1996-2007

Thursday, November 1, 2007

In Honor of Dave Abbott...

Many of you may know or may not know that Dave Abbott, Stampin' Up!'s General Manager in Australia, passed away on October 18th from hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), a rare blood disease. He became ill in November 2006 and went through various treatments to fight the disease. Even though he was in and out of the hospital, Dave remained involved in building the company and getting to know the demonstrators in Australia as well as in the United States. Dave was only 41 and leaves behind a wife and three small children.

Stampin' Up! has set up a fund to help his family through this devastating loss. During the month of November, they are donating 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the 28-piece All in the Family stamp set in ALL of their markets to directly benefit Dave's wife and children.

I want us all to do our part... I will be purchasing my set immediately and would love for you to be able to do the same. To help you, I am giving up my commission on this set in the hopes that we can make a big difference for a family in need. From November 1st thru 30th, order this set from me at 20% off... instead of $36.95, your cost would be $29.56. It's a fun set - and essential if you have kids of your own! You can see it on page 83 of the current Idea Book & Catalog (you can access the catalog from the link down at left) or click here to view the official flyer that includes the set along with a picture of Dave's family. Let me know if you would like to purchase a set of your own and show Dave's family that we care.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pick a Petal Class!!

I will be having a Pick a Petal class on November 02 at 630pm. We will be creating 5 very different cards using this set. I will be offering the set for sale at 10% off as well. Come and join us and see the endless possibilities you can create with this set.

Below are some examples using the Pick A Petal Set. (may not be the exact cards done at the workshop)

All images copyright Stampin' Up! 1996-2007

Limited Time Offer!!!! SALE!!!!!

For a limited time Stampin' Up is offering the "Wishing You Cheer" set found on page 33 of the catalog for 20% off!! Contact me today to order your set. Sale ends Nov 03

Paper Sale!!!!

Stock up for all your upcoming projects with Stampin’ Up!®’s exclusive double-sided Designer Series paper. We’ve got so many pretty patterned papers to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect patterns to help you show off your unique crafting style. And the best part is, you’ll get a FREE pack of Designer Series paper ($9.95 value) for every three packs you buy—no limits, no restrictions! See pages 170–173 of our Fall-Winter Collection 2007 or our Holiday Mini Collection to see all our Designer Series paper. Or visit us on the web at for free fall Designer Series paper project ideas, and start picking your patterns today!


Thursday, October 25, 2007

Scrapbook Pages!!

Here are some scrapbook pages that I created to show on Saturday. The pages were all cased either from blogs or from Splitcoast. I altered some for my needs and supplies. I haven't scrapbooked in quite a while and this made me miss it quite a bit.

This first page is a 12x12 that uses Old Olive Textured Paper, Dashing Designer paper, real red, very vanilla and River Rock. The stars are stamped from All Occasions and cut out, the ornaments are circles cut out and the top is the tab punch! The letters are from Big Deal Alphabet and cut out. The bottom layer is a strip of Dashing Paper. I love this page!! How cute is it?

Next is a cute 8.5 x 11 scrapbook page using pumpkin pie, old olive, black, chocolate chip, and elegant eggplant. The stamp set is Boogly Eyes. The fence is strips of paper and word window pieces cut out. I am not a Halloween fan but this page is adorable.

The next two are 8.5 x 11 Baby pages cased from Stampin' Heather. She has a lot of cute, cute pages on her blog! Thank you Heather! This first one is done on Chocolate chip, so saffron, and very vanilla. The set is Wild About You. The saying is cut using the key tag punch, the edges of the papers are distressed with the chocolate chip ink.

This page uses the Wild About You set, Warm Words, Polka Dot and Petals and Holiday and Wishes. The colors are certainly celery, very vanilla, and apricot appeal.

Cards Created Recently!!

Hello all! WOW! I can't believe I haven't posted in so long. Be ready I have a lot to post. First, Christmas cards....I can't seem to make enough of them. I love love love Christmas and creating Christmas cards. Here are a few fun cards I created....most if not all ideas were cased from Splitcoast. Microsoft Vista does not offer me a way to resize that I am aware of so if you would like to see larger images click on them and then right click and view image. It will open up the image in another application so you can view it better. I hope this helps.

I think this card was called Candy Christmas on Splitcoast. I used the sets In the Spotlight and Perfect Presentation (both of which are hostess sets, email me to learn how you can do a catalog show or a workshop and earn these sets for FREE!!). Colors used were a stretch for me to combine...Pretty in Pink, Real Red, and In color Wild Wasabi. I used the new and very cool scallop punch for the focal piece. The center piece is stamped and then the flower is punched out of the center and re added on top of another piece to do the two colors.

Here I used the set A Tree for All Seasons, and various words, snow flakes I think came from Merry and Bright (found in the Holiday Mini). Paper is white, bashful blue, and Night of Navy. I used Craft Ink and clear embossed. A very simple card.

Another very simple card using Kraft, white and bashful blue paper. I used the A tree for all seasons again and the Merry Christmas from Loads of Love. The ribbon is the 5/8 Grosgrain Ribbon and the Red Gingham. I also ticket punched the corners....a very fast and easy card to create.
I am in love with this next card. The paper is Close to Cocoa and Chocolate chip. The stamps used were Print Pattern, Merry and Bright, and the Merry Christmas from Loads of Love. I used a white gel pen to mark the edges of the print pattern. The reindeer was colored using Creamy Caramel marker and layered on Wild Wasabi. Another very simple Christmas Card.

NO STAMPS USED!!!! Is it possible!?!? LOL The paper is Old Olive, Real Red and Dashing Designer paper. The gifts were created using a square punch and layering the gifts onto real red. The ribbon is glue dotted to the middle piece and the bows are knotted and put above the gifts. 5/8 Real Red Grosgrain covers the bottom. How cute and easy is this card!! Just think of the possibilities. Change out the paper and colors and create a birthday card or baby card. Just think outside the box and who knows what you will create.

Stay tuned...I have a Neighborhood Expo on Saturday where I hope to meet a lot of new people and share my love for stamping!! If you would like information about the expo please email me and I will get that information to you.

Until next time...Happy Stamping!!

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