Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sock Monkey

I am in love with my monkey!

Stamp: Sock Monkey, Family Phrases
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Rose Red, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Chocolate chip, Tempting Turquoise, versamark
Accessories: markers, crystal effects (balloons), oval punch, key tag punch

Monkey Movie
Stamps: Sock Monkey
Ink: Chocolate chip, versamark
Paper: Tempting Turquiose, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Spiral punch, 1 3/8 square punch, markers

I fell in love with this set the moment I saw it....

Convention Time!

I get to go to my first convention!!! YAY!! Stampin' Up! is celebrating 20 years and I get to go to Salt Lake City to celebrate!! WOOHOOO!! I leave on July 29...get my NEW CATALOG on July 30!!!!!!!!!!!!! One of the fun things about Convention is being able to swap cards with other ladies. I am new at it so I have only made 40 cards, 20 each of 2 far. :-) Below are some pictures of the work in progress and finished products.

The is my new favorite color combo: Mellow Moss, Really Rust, and So Saffron!
I used the Prehistoric Pals and Family Phrases sets.

Basic Gray and Pretty in Pink...what could be better?
The set is Just B
I love the tafetta ribbon...very pretty!

Can't stamp without a mess!!

Chocolate is a must when stamping! :-)

Diet Mt. Dew runs through my veins!! LOL


Wow! I didn't realize it had been a while since I had added new cards. Trust me I have not stopped stamping. Life is busy around here with a 3.5 year old little boy! :-)

Check it out......NEW TOYS!!! One of the perks of being a demo is a chance to preorder new items and play before it!!! Check out my goodies! ***I got a few other things that weren't new but new to me as well...
New In Colors, Hostess Only Stamp Sets, New Catalog Stamp Set, Buttons....Glitter (available now)

Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Orange, Pink Pirouette, Pacific Point

Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss

New Button Bouquet...more colors and designs coming soon...

Sock Monkey Stamp Set...You gotta love him!!
Level 2 Hostess Set Deer Friends

Level 3 Hostess Set Window Dressing....Very very cute set!

The new scallop edge punch! Very fun and easy!!

Finally my fine cosmo glitter....I am branching out! I have bought new glitter, buttons, Polka Dot Background Stamp and All Holidays!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Retiring Accessories List!! **Updated 7-27

109200 Accents & Elements Build A Flower 177***NOT AVAILABLE

110718 Accents & Elements Lucky Star 177
110719 Accents & Elements Messenger 177
103158 Acrylic Graph & Grid 184
108638 Card Stock 12 X 12 In Color 163
108642 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Blue Bayou 163
108643 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Groovy Guava 163
108637 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 In Color 163
108640 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 River Rock 163
108639 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Soft Sky 163
108641 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Wild Wasabi 163
108644 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Purely Pomegranate 163***NOT AVAILABLE
103975 Card Stock Brushed Copper 166 *** NOT AVAILABLE
108694 Card Stock Textured 12 X 12 In Color 163
107312 Cards & Envelopes Gift Whisper White 167
107292 Cards & Envelopes Greeting Whisper White 167
109116 Notes & Envelopes Long Notes 167
109118 Notes & Envelopes Love Notes 167
109117 Notes & Envelopes Pocket Notes* 7.46 167
110729 Notes & Envelopes Scallop Notes 167
109119 Notes & Envelopes Gift Notes 167
109018 Classic Stampin' Ink Blue Bayou 163
109019 Classic Stampin' Ink Groovy Guava 163
109017 Classic Stampin' Ink Purely Pomegranate 163
109016 Classic Stampin' Ink River Rock 163 ***NOT AVAILABLE
109015 Classic Stampin' Ink Soft Sky 163
109020 Classic Stampin' Ink Wild Wasabi 163 ***NOT AVAILABLE
109013 Classic Stampin' Pad Blue Bayou 163
109012 Classic Stampin' Pad Groovy Guava 163
109011 Classic Stampin' Pad Purely Pomegranate 163
109010 Classic Stampin' Pad River Rock 163
109009 Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Sky 163
109014 Classic Stampin' Pad Wild Wasabi 163
110751 Designer Series Paper Azure* 7.46 171
110749 Designer Series Paper Berry Bliss 169
109154 Designer Series Paper Cutie Pie 169
110699 Designer Series Paper East Coast Prep* 7.46 168
109160 Designer Series Paper Fall Flowers 170
109159 Designer Series Paper Flowers For You* 7.46 169
110697 Designer Series Paper Ginger Blossom 169
110479 Designer Series Paper Jersey Shore* 7.46 168
109151 Designer Series Paper Le Jardin 170
110748 Designer Series Paper Notebook* 7.46 170
110750 Designer Series Paper Olive Press 171
109153 Designer Series Paper Porcelain Prints* 7.46 170
109175 Designer Series Paper Prints Almost Amethyst* 7.46 171
109177 Designer Series Paper Prints Always Artichoke 171
110696 Designer Series Paper Prints Bali Breeze 169
109173 Designer Series Paper Prints Blue Bayou 171
109174 Designer Series Paper Prints Brilliant Blue 171
109178 Designer Series Paper Prints Certainly Celery 171
109169 Designer Series Paper Prints Close to Cocoa* 7.46 171
109168 Designer Series Paper Prints Groovy Guava* 7.46 171***NOT AVAILABLE
109171 Designer Series Paper Prints Lovely Lilac 171
109172 Designer Series Paper Prints More Mustard 171
109176 Designer Series Paper Prints Old Olive 171
109170 Designer Series Paper Prints Pumpkin Pie 171
109164 Designer Series Paper Prints River Rock* 7.46 171
109167 Designer Series Paper Prints Rose Red 171
109166 Designer Series Paper Prints So Saffron 171
109165 Designer Series Paper Prints Soft Sky 171
109163 Designer Series Paper Prints Tempting Turquoise 171
110698 Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Break 171
110273 Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Fling* 7.46 169
110271 Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Silhouettes 170
110272 Designer Series Paper Prints Western Sky 170
107299 Envelope Confetti Cream Medium 167
105320 Eyelets Basic 189
100375 Eyelets Bold Brights 189
100381 Eyelets Earth Elements 189
107233 Eyelets Fresh Favorites I 189
107234 Eyelets Fresh Favorites II 189
105316 Eyelets Rich Regals 189
100378 Eyelets Soft Subtles 189
105515 Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter 188 ***NOT AVAILABLE
105531 Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass 188 ***NOT AVAILABLE
105532 Hodgepodge Hardware Aged Copper 188
101120 Metallic Art Pencils 183
107307 On Board Accents 179
109181 On Board Blossoms & Basic 179
109179 On Board Ginormous Pieces 179
107306 On Board Simon Lower 179
102678 Paper Mulberry White 166 ***NOT AVAILABLE
109227 Punch Box Three For You 181
102686 Punch Handheld Rectangle 181
100271 Pure Color Pencils 183
109060 Ribbon Double-Stitched Blue Bayou OUT
109063 Ribbon Double-Stitched Groovy Guava 163 ***NOT AVAILABLE
109061 Ribbon Double-Stitched Purely Pomegranate OUT
109062 Ribbon Double-Stitched River Rock* 6.71 163
109059 Ribbon Double-Stitched Soft Sky 163
109058 Ribbon Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi 163
109189 Ribbon Originals Beachfront* 9.71 190
109187 Ribbon Originals District* 9.71 190
109188 Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale 190
109185 Ribbon Originals Jersey* 9.71 190
109184 Ribbon Originals Sherbert 190
109186 Ribbon Originals Theater 190
110716 Ribbon Striped Grosgrain Wild Wasabi* 5.96 191
110281 Rub-Ons Cherished Memories* 8.21 182
110284 Rub-Ons Eastern Elegance* 8.21 182
110285 Rub-Ons Urban West* 8.21 182
110557 Simply Scrappin' Boho Blend 174
109610 Simply Scrappin' Confetti 174
110572 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Boy 172
110567 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Girl 173
109597 Simply Scrappin' Home Again 175
110562 Simply Scrappin' Rose Cottage 174
109648 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Boy 173
109627 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Girl 173
110587 Simply Scrappin' Summer Days 175
110577 Simply Scrappin' Tie The Knot 175
111184 Simply Sent Friendly Notes 15
109228 Simply Sent Simple Delights 16 ***NOT AVAILABLE
109229 Simply Sent Three Thoughts 16 ***NOT AVAILABLE
106662 Stampin'Around Wheel Daisy Field 61
107561 Stampin'Around Wheel Garden Annuals 59
109681 Stampin'Around Wheel Good Dog 64
109678 Stampin'Around Wheel Kisses 28
107482 Stampin'Around Wheel Lily Pad 61
109680 Stampin'Around Wheel Meow 64
109677 Stampin'Around Wheel Mistletoe 36
106610 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Basics Outline 92
107467 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Birthday 40
109571 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Baby 50
109570 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Friends 50
109569 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Party 50
108423 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Leaves A La Carte 118
107468 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Nature Hike 101
108980 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Petals 87
107464 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Rough Texture
111261 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Spunky Spots 71
109554 Stampin' Color Index Labels 193
109553 Stampin' Color Index Labels (French)
106694 Stampin' Kids Markers 194
101399 Stipple Brushes 185
102673 Zig Painty 183

114673 Empty Punch Box 3.95

Blue = Sale stuff with sale prices

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

All About Me!

I've several blog readers that I don't know and don't know me so I thought it would be a great time for you all to get to know me! I saw this on another blog and decided to post it here. I'd love to get to know you too so if you are feeling up to it, send me an email with YOUR answers!

1. What time did you get up this morning? 7:30am (when my son informed me the sun was up!

2. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds
3. What was the last film you saw at the movies? Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull
4. What is your favorite TV show? Bones, House and American Gladiators
5. What do you usually have for breakfast? waffle, cereal or toast
6. What is your middle name? Wayne (after my grandfather)

7. What food do you dislike? there is too much to name here...I am getting better but I am very picky.
8. What is your favorite CD at the moment? Don't listen to CDs much...Chris Tomlin is the last one I got I think

9. What kind of car do you drive? Ford Escape
10. Favorite sandwich? Italian Sub at Quiznos
11. What characteristics do you despise? Lying
12. Favorite item of clothing? my blue jeans
13. If you could go anywhere on vacation where would you go? Anywhere I can sleep in! LOL
14. What color is your bathroom? Certainly real decor yet
15. Favorite brand of clothing? Old Navy

16. Where would you retire? Small college town, teach college class or work in a library
17. Most memorable birthday? 26th....first one as a mommy!
18. Favorite Sport to watch? Football, Golf, Basketball
19. Furthest place you are sending this? ??
20. Who do you expect to send this back to you? All of you!
21. Person you expect to send it back first? ??
22. Favorite saying? Not sure I have one...
23. When is your birthday? December 10
24. Are you a morning person or a night person? Night
25. How many people live in your house? 3
26. Pets? Are you kidding? NO THANK YOU
27. What did you want to be when you were little? A teacher and a mom
28. Where are you today? Home
29. What is your favorite candy? anything Chocolate...right now Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
30. What is your favorite flower? Daisy
31. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? CONVENTION! July 29!
32. What are you listening to right now? Transformers movie on T.V.
33. What was the last thing you ate? Loaded Cookie Dough Ice Cream and Diet Mt. Dew
34. Do you believe in Angels? Yes
35. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Pink
36. What is your pet peeve? I am a little OCD so there is a lot... LOL
37. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Valerie
38. Favorite soft drink? Diet Mt. Dew
39. Favorite restaurant? Outback
40. Hair Color? brown
41. Siblings? 1 sisters, 1 brother
46. Hugs or kisses? Both
47. Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate
48. Do you want your friends to e-mail you back? yep

49. When was the last time you cried? not sure...last week probably when I read a sad blog
50. What is under your bed? Nothing I hope....occasionally a giggly 3.5 year old boy
51. Who is the friend you've had longest? Leslie
52. What did you do last night? Played Mario Galaxy on Wii
53. Favorite smells? Babies, sun tan lotion, anything coconut...esp coconut lime verbana
54. What are you afraid of? lots of things...
55. How many keys on your key ring? 2
56. How many years at your current job? 4
57. How many towns have you lived in? 3
58. Do you make friends easily? Yes

Looking forward to learning about you! :-)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Okay, so I can't post access to the PDF file of the new stuff Stampin' Up! provided, but I can describe them the best I can and give some commentary...

Hostess sets. They showed us a few of the Level 2 and Level 3 hostess sets. Here's what we've seen...

FALL FLAIR - Level 2 set, 8 stamps - The flowers and leaves look sketched. A seven petaled, pointed flower. A Solid leaf, maple looking. A carnation looking line art flower. An arc of dots? A solid seven petaled flower. A line art maple looking leaf. A dandelion looking flower. Another line art leaf, oak maybe? Can you tell I don't know flowers and leaves?

DEER FRIENDS/ADORABLES AMIGOS - Level 2, 8 stamps - Available in both English and Spanish. Round stamps with an image and then words (lower case) that go around the image along the edge. Cute set. Looks like the Spanish set has the same wording. Although I can't tell which size, I am sure these fit into one of the circle punches. Here are the stamps:

  • a cute Santa (head only) with the words "from the guy with the red suit"
  • a snowman (head only) "season's greetings"
  • a present "a little something"
  • an angel (head only) "little angel"
  • a Christmas tree "o christmas tree" (in lower case)
  • a deer (head only) "deer friend"
  • a swaddled baby with a shining star above "o holy night"
  • a gingerbread man "sweet treat"

OCCASIONS COLLECTION/COLECCION DE MOTIVOS ESPECIALES - Level 2, 14 stamps - 12 word stamps, a small dotted circle and a long stamp with 10 bold images each small enough to fit in the circle. The images are a carved pumpkin, a turkey, a Christmas tree, champagne glasses clinking, a heart, a shamrock, an Easter egg, a engagement/wedding ring, a six petaled flower. The words are (notice capitalization):

  • halloween
  • valentine's
  • christmas
  • st. patrick's
  • thanksgiving
  • day
  • to you
  • wedding
  • new year
  • birthday
  • easter

Hmmmmm. I don't know that I like that some of the words don't have capital letters like Christmas and Easter.

SERENE SPRING/SERENA PRIMAVERA - Level 2, 4 stamps - A cute floppy eared bunny in a basket with a daisy planted next to it and a little bird on the handle. It is realistic looking. Would make for great water coloring. A flower pot with a bird on it and a butterfly. Two sentiment stamps "A friend is what the heart needs all the time - Henry VanDyke" and "A kind word is like a spring day."

HAPPINESS ALWAYS - Level 3, 14 stamps -2-Step Stamping Style (bold phrases) (comes in Spanish too), Butterfly (2), Half-Flower (2), Leaf (2), Full Flower (2), Stem (2), Stamen (2)
happiness always; Be ALL that you DREAM to be.

WINDOW DRESSING/ADORNOS PARA VENTANAS - Level 3, 10 stamps; Large Window, pumpkin grouping, trio of vases with flowers, kitty cat, little girl head and hands (peeking out of window), group of 2 snowmen, bird, 3 Curved phrases (to fit over window) so thankful for you; you make me smile!; very Merry Christmas

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS BUNDLE - Level 3, Seasonal Sayings Rub-Ons, Seasonal Icons Stamp Artwork and Holiday Happenings Designer Series Paper

This is only sneak peek of hostess sets...more to come....Book a workshop now to ensure you can get these cute stamps sets!

Now on to the catty sneak peek....

  • Stampin' Up! will be carrying a long scallop punch
  • We have different buttons - with a raised flower in the middle! (Unclear if we will have the old-style buttons yet)
  • We will have a new Flower Power Simply Sent Card Elements Accessory package - really cute!
  • Bella Rose Designer Series Paper - really pretty with Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel colors
  • The new In Colors are: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, and Tangerine Tango (look for these on my blog as soon as I get my new products in my hands)

Want the scoop on some of the new stamp sets? Since this was a sneak peek, we didn't see very many, but here is a rundown of customer stamp sets:

#1. Heard from the Heart - if you love the script-style stamp set (Wonderful Words), this is a 4-piece set with phrases and the main word is in script.
#2. Wow Flowers - Bold 4-piece set with Thank You (flower is the "o"), Circle with Happy Birthday and Flower, Large Dotted Flower, and small birthday wishes (There is also a Spanish Set for this one too)
#3. SOCK MONKEY - Ok, all you Carol Duvall fans - this is it!!!! REALLY cute 10-piece stamp set with sock monkey, banana, balloon, pennant, cupcake and candle, heart, flower, birthday hat, and the phrases just for you and thanks a bunch!
#4. Dreams du Jour - 4-piece set with the feel of a seed packet - LOVE you in a square with a flower, butterfly, WE GROW GREAT BY DREAMS -Woodrow Wilson with flower and leaves, and the phrase The way to KNOW LIFE is to LOVE many things - Van Gogh

Watch for more information in the coming weeks!!! Samples coming as soon as I get my new stamps!! YAY!!!


July 1st is the first day of the new fiscal year for Stampin' Up! WOW! Have they rang in the new year! Some great things announced today...

  • The new Decor Elements Line is here! You can now order directly from me, check out the website to see a catalog or give me a call and I can get a hard copy to you.
  • ALL NEW STAMP SETS WILL BE DIE-CUT!!! All stamp sets that are new to the Fall-Winter 2008 catalog will be die-cut. No more trimming, no more nicked rubber. Just slap the sticker the wood block and then slap that rubber on the wood. EASY!
  • Demos got to see a sneak peek at some new sets, including hostess sets, some fun new embellishments, Designer Series Paper and a new Scalloped Edge Punch!!! Cool!
  • Many of the new hostess sets are available in both English AND Spanish!
  • Finally, a great Hodgepodge Hardware promo! Here are the details on that:

The following Hodgepodge Hardware finishes are being offered at a special 25 percent discount from July 1 through August 10 (or while supplies last - so order now!):

Item # Page # Item Description Regular Price Limited Time 25% off Discount
105532 188 Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware $27.95 $20.96
105531 188 Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware $27.95 $20.96
105515 188 Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware $27.95 $20.96

As always, if you have any questions or want to place an order, feel free to contact me!!

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