Monday, May 31, 2010

Tick...Tick...Are YOU Psychic?

Time is running out for entries to the First Annual Stampinduo, you must be Psychic contest.  Click on the link on the right for full details.  Deadline is Monday May 31, 2010. 

Memorial Day Celebration Continued

Here are some 3 x 3 cards that Brenda made.  Very nice, thanks Brenda!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day: We Remember... Pearl Harbor

Memorial Day

Brenda created this card for a Memorial Weekend blog hop she is participating in.  Great job, Brenda!

Memorial Weekend

Webster Dictionary's definition of Memorial Day: " Originally known as Decoration Day.  A day, May 30, set aside in most states of the U.S. for observances in memory of dead members of the armed forces of all wars.  Now officially observed last Monday of May."


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New Produc - Smooch Spritz

Have you tried the new Smooch Spritz Yet?  Comes in four new colors...Gold, Silver, White and Copper.  Add a slight shimmer to your products.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

May Stamp Club Make 'n Take

Here is the Make 'n Take from yesterday's Stamp Club.  The Palm Tree is from Tropical Party Stamp Set.  Card stock is Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, and Old Olive.  We also used the new Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with the Big Shot.  This is a fun embossing folder to use...seems to actually change the texture of the card stock itself.  We sponged the color on the Whisper White card stock to give it a little something...something. A little linen thread, brads and a simple happy birthday and viola' a great little card.   Tropical Party and the embossing folder are in the Summer Mini catalog.  Contact me at if you do not have a copy and I'll be happy to slip one into the mail for you.

Using the Big Shot Outline

Look at this, Using the Top Note Big Shot dye outline.  Great way to use those reverse images.  I love that!

BoHo Scrapbook Page

I like this style of scrapbooking.  It's all about the pictures.  ..simply fun.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Cute Little Critters

Aren't these cute?  I know my youngest granddaughter would love to help me make these!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

3 x 3 Cards with Box

Found this on Stampin' Connection...what a great little gift this would be for someone. 

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Distressing Tips

As most of you know, I love vintage and collage and I am so happy to see it coming back in style.  Here are a view tips to create your distressing effect.

The main idea is to make your card, scrapbook page or whatever you are working on to look old and if you just pulled it out of the attic or an old trunk. 

These ideas are not mine nor are they new but they are 'oldies but goodies'...okay, I couldn't resist!

  • Tearing, ripping or sanding cardstock or paper
  • Peel back cardstock, cardboard, or even coffe sleeve holders
  • Use a distressing tool...or your fingernail, a bone folder or whatever is handy
  • Sponging, edges and really everywhere and anywhere
  • Choose a great stamp set that can bring out creativity...Elements of Style is a great choice (Summer Mini)
  • Inking; several techniques, direct to paper (one of my newest favs) sponging, spritzing
  • Layering so that different layers show old wallpaper
  • Old books, dictionaries, maps, sheet music anything to add interest...even old dress patterns
Even if you have never been a fan, give it a shot..let your imagination just flow...there is no wrong to vintage!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

1st Annual Stampinduo's You Might Be Psychic Contest

I CASED this idea directly from Bab Mullikin...thought it might be fun for us too!  The Last Chance List of stamp sets will be posted on June 1st.  So simply peruse the Idea Book & Catalog and choose twelve (12) stamp sets that you think will retire on June 1st.  (Exclude all hostess sets.)  Email your list to: before midnight on May 30th.  We'll place your name in a drawing and you can select any stamp set (hostess sets excluded) from either the Summer Mini Catalog or the New 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog that will be out July 1st.  In the case of a tie, the earliest entry will be the winner.  The winner will be notified June 2nd and the prize will be shipped in July.  Good Luck! (Stampinduo Downline eligible to participate but no other Demonstrators please.  Thanks for understanding :-)

Home Decor Elements

Okay, here's another Home Decor Elements.  I really like this.  This is MY kind of decorating! 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hawaii Wedding Scrapbook Pages

This month's swap theme for Club is Shower.  I still haven't come up with a prototype yet, but here are some lovely Hawaii Wedding scrapbook pages I found:

Monday, May 17, 2010

Last Chance Retirement List Coming

Last chance stamp and accessories list available for 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog will be published.  We already know thirty (30) colors are retiring but which stamp sets and accessories will be retiring we won't know until  Tuesday, June 1st. 

Simply Adorned

Here are samples of one of the new product lines Stampin' Up has to offer.  Are they lovely?  Jewelry you can customize and change whenever your mood strikes. 

Sunday, May 16, 2010

More Home Decor...

Cute, can't you just see the "Open" on a home bar?  How fun.  I had to include the Stampin' Up buckets.  During Leadership and Convention, merchandise are placed in these for purchase...demonstrators purchases that is.  Oh ...don't worry, there will be plenty of opportunities for demo purchases at Convention in July.  Can't wait!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Did you say you wanted to see more Butterflies?

Aren't these beautiful?  How much fun...let's play!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Home Decor Elements

Above upper left is an example of the Tree.  Terry has a larger vision above her bath tub is it awesome.  The other two Decor Elements decorate laptops...think I like the Upsy Daisy for my laptop.  You?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Greenhouse Garden Journal

Greenhouse Garden Journal

Greenhouse Garden
Hope Happens

Chocolate Chip card stock
Confetti White card stock
Old Olive textured card stock
On Board 5" x 5" Art Journal

Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
Regal Rose Classic Stampin' Pad

Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon
Linen thread
Button Latte Designer buttons
Stampin' Dimensionals
Bone folder

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

You Make Me Smile!

If you would like the directions on this adorable little surprise, contact me and I'll send you the directions.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Pink Panther...

How many Stampin' Up punches can you count in the Pink Panther?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Birthday Samples

I don't remember where I found this but isn't it fun? I love this Big Shot Die.

Happy Mother's Day

Isn't this lovely? Embossing folder and stamp set to match. (Manhattan Flower) This is another Shelli swap. The shading on the flower is wonderful!
Happy Mother's Day !

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Scrapbook Samples

Here are three scrapbook
samples...hope you enjoy!
Click on the image to enlarge it.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Shameful Commercial!

I'm having quite the technology challenge today it seems...this picture looks strange. Be that as it may, there is still a clearance going on! Take a look at our wesite, click on 24/7 Store upper right-hand side of this page. There are seven (count them) seven pages of up to 60% off items!

Sweet Scoops & In a Word

Here's another swap from Sharon. This time she used Sweet Scoops and In a Word from the Summer Mini. Way cute, see page 10 for more information regarding the stamp sets.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Very Odd Indeed

Okay, I just visited our website and discovered something quite interesting. There is a blog on it...obviously, no contents as I've been updating daily on this blog.

I say very odd because when I called SU a couple of months ago, they told me we would not be able to have a customer/contact blog on our website. I'm sooo confused :-) Perhaps they just added that feature and I failed to notice.

I could not figure out why we wouldn't. Hummm, I'd say further exploration required.... more to come!

Blissful Bride

Isn't this lovely, a swap I received from Sharon. This is a new stamp set from the Summer Mini, Blissful Bride. Thanks Sharon!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Backorders on Retiring Colors

With the recent Color Renovation announcement, Stampin' Up has experienced a "spike" - much greater than anticipated- in demand for some retiring colors.

I haven't received April's Club order yet, hopefully, it was shipped before the shortages. More info as it becomes available.


Annually, the Corporate Team at Stampin' Up get together early and prepare breakfast for the other team members. How fun?! I'll take my eggs over easy please.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Summer Mini Catalog

You should have received your Summer Mini Catalog by now. This catalog is effective May 1, 2010 through August 31, 2010.
If you didn't receive your copy, let me know and I'll get one to you as soon as possible.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Awash Watercolor

Another Awash watercolor...

Sunday, May 2, 2010

National Scrapbooking Promotion

May 1st marks national Scrapbooking Month.

May 1 - 31, get a FREE package of Desginer brads with the purchase of My Digital Studio (item 118108) or any of these stamps sets:

81 Extreme Elements
119 Framed with Love
128 Certified
129 Circle Circus
12 Elements of Style
13 Momentos
14 Rough Type
22 Sentimental Journey
25 First Day
25 Camino a la Escuela

Awash watecolor pop-up card

Here's are some different angles of Tami's swap with Awash.