Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Attention Former Stampin' Up Demonstrators!

Attn: Former Demonstrators: Starting July 1st, you will have one month to rejoin Stampin' Up! for only $35 !!! Contact your former upline, or contact me with questions .. what a GREAT opportunity!

Cupcake Pick

Cupcake Pick


• It's a Loop Thing (Hostess Level 3 Hand Drawn Bundle)


• Whisper White card stock

• Baja Breeze textured card stock


• Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Pad®


• Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon

• Loop to Loop Rub-Ons (Hostess Level 3 Hand Drawn Bundle)

• Curly Label punch

• Toothpick

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

2009 / 2010 Catalog Retiring!


Elements of Style Tiles

Found these on Lisa Crafty Place during a recent Blog Hop...aren't they lovely?!  I keep forgetting how easy it is to make coasters.  I need new ones so duh...perhaps I should get creating!  Hope you enjoy.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Blog Hop Coming Your Way

Watch for my first participation in a Blog Hop coming soon!  Be sure to check in here on July 4th for a fun trip without leaving the comfort of your computer world!

Summer Flip Flops!

Here is Lisa's swap from our stamp club yesterday.  The swap theme was "Summer"...isn't this adorable?  Love it!  Thanks Lisa!

 I'll get the others posted soon but wanted to share this with you all today.  Enjoy! 

Welcome to Donna, our newest stamp club member.  Thanks Amy for saving the day with the catalogs!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Stamp Club Summer Swap

Here's my swap for today's stamp club.  The swap theme was "summer" so here's mine.  On the left is the front of the card and to the right is the inside of the card.

Stamp Set: Tropical Party; Card stock: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Whisper White, Turquoise, So Saffron and Rose Red.  DSP Island Oasis, button and linen thread.

For You Card!

What a perfect quick & easy little card for that new neigbor...or a simply little Hello card.

For You Card


• Good Neighbors*

• Happy Moments*


• Kraft card stock

• Real Red card stock

• Very Vanilla card stock


• More Mustard Stampin’ Pad®

• Old Olive Stampin’ Pad

• Real Red Stampin’ Pad

• Soft Suede Stampin’ Pad


• Stampin’ Dimensionals®

• Scallop Edge punch

• Stamp-a-ma-jig

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sentimental Journey

Brenda found this on Sandi's website...isn't it fabulous?  I love it.  Travel, Heritage...thanks Brenda for finding it and thanks Sandi for being so very creative!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Planter Tag

Isn't this just too cute?  How quick and easy:  Daisy Planter Tag


• Greenhouse Garden

• Just Perfect Alphabet


• Bashful Blue card stock

• Kraft card stock

• Whisper White card stock


• Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad®

• Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad

• Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

• Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad


• Soft Suede polka-dot grosgrain ribbon

• Eyelet Border punch

• Wooden dowel

Thursday, June 24, 2010

My Digital Scrapbook Page - Dance

Isn't this lovely?  This is a page using My Digital Stuido.

Dance - Digital Scrapbook Page (8” x 8”)

My Digital Studio™

• Circle Circus stamp

• Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamp

• Vintage overlays

• Pretty in Pink card stock

• Razzleberry Grid Designer Series paper

• Regal Rose Large Polka Dot Designer Series paper

• Button Latte Designer buttons

• Whisper White stitching

• Curly Label punch

• Fancy Flower punch


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

You & Moi Card

This is a great card for using those little odd and things left over from other projects!  Hope you enjoy today's sample.

You & Moi card


• Framed with Love*

• You & Moi*


• Taken with Teal card stock*

• Whisper White card stock


• Taken with Teal Classic Stampin’ Pad®*

• Real Red Craft Stampin’ Pad*


• Real Red 3/4" polka-dot grosgrain ribbon*

• Playground Designer buttons*

• Sherbet Designer buttons*

• Stampin’ Dimensionals®

• Mat Pack

• Paper-piercing tool

• Stamp-a-ma-jig®

• White crochet thread

*Last-Chance item

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Simply Thanks Treat Holder

Today's project is not a card but a treat box:
  Simply Thanks treat holder


• Simply Thanks*

  • Paper

• Taken with Teal card stock*

• Crushed Curry card stock

  • Ink

• Taken with Teal Classic Stampin’ Pad*


• Real Red 3/4" polka-dot grosgrain ribbon*

• Circle Designer brads*

• 1/2" Library clips*

• On Board So Tweet*

• Crop-A-Dile

• 3/4" Circle punch

• Big Shot

• Bag w/Scallops Bigz XL die*

Monday, June 21, 2010

Last Day to Order from Current Catalogs

Last Business Day of the Year

Wednesday, June 30, 2010, is the last day to order merchandise from these catalogs :

•2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog

•2009-2010 Celebrando Creatividad

•2009 Definitely Decorative Catalog

•2009 Definitely Decorative (insert)

First Day of Summer...Celebration!

Happy First Day of Summer!

I found this somewhere can't remember where but thought it was so cheerful and just plain fun.  These little boxes uses Tropical Party Stamp set, Biz Alpha (Big Shot) and Designer Series Paper Island Oasis.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Isn't this fun?  Found this on this morning. 
Happy Father's Day!

Upsy Daisy

Here are two Upsy Daisy samples.  The first one uses Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper, Crushed Curry and Razzleberry ink, and Melon Mambo card stock and ribbon.  The lower sample uses Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Ruby Red and Whisper White cards stock.  Hurry, Crushed Curry is limited time only.
Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

My Digital Studio Download

If you remember back a few postings, I said I love the new stamp set with all the travel and vintage?  Well wasn't I a happy camper to discover this is now a MDS download.  I really can keep it forever!  Not only will I be able to use it for my travel scrapbooks but can also add to any other project I!  Yipee!, oh yes...a very happy gal indeed!   Don't know how to access the downloads?  Go to our website and click on Shop Now, search on MDS and viola' are there.  MDS downloads must be ordered from the website as they are downloads.  Once you do download it, you should "run" (don't will take forever to find the darn thing.) Once you click run, the image will automatically go into the MDS software.  Have another software?  You may simply import it to the progam you do have. 

Friday, June 18, 2010

Elements of Style Journal

Life Journal


• Elements of Style


• Soft Suede card stock

• Very Vanilla card stock

• So Saffron textured card stock


• Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad®

• Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad

• So Saffron Classic Stampin’ Pad

• Soft Suede Stampin’ Write® marker

• So Saffron Stampin’ Write marker


• Very Vanilla 5/8” satin ribbon

• On Board 5” x 5” art journal

• Stampin’ Dimensionals®

• Color Spritzer Tool

• Crop-A-Dile™

• Spiral punch

• Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack

• Stamp-a-ma-jig®

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ever thought about becoming a Demonstrator? Great Time!

$99 Starter Kit Promotion

From June 1-30, 2010, you can start your own Stampin’ Up! business for just $99 with the special Mini Starter Kit!

The Mini Starter Kit—valued at over $180—contains the items listed below; while all items are recommended, you can substitute a like item of equal or lesser value.

•Watercolor Trio stamp set (wood-mount)

•I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (clear-mount)

•Clear-Mount Block C

•Homemade single stamp*

•Whisper White card stock (8-1/2” x 11”)

•Brights Collection assorted card stock (8-1/2” x 11”)*

•Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad

•Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad*

•Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad

•Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ Pad

•Basic Black 1/8” taffeta ribbon*

•Color Coach*

•SNAIL Adhesive

*Sneak peek items!

The Mini Starter Kit also includes the same business supplies that are in the standard Starter Kit. Plus, new demonstrator who join Stampin’ Up! in June, you will receive a free box of 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogs during the first part of July!

Contact me today to get started!

New My Digital Downloads Available

Here are three new My Digital Studio Downloads just in time for Father's Day!  These may be downloaded into most digital software.  You can purchase them directly from our website.  Go to Click on "shop now" and the MDS .  Contact me at (317) 508-0622 if you have questions.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Peace Within

Look at this...isn't it fabulous?!  As many times as I spend with "catalog time", I cannot believe I misssed this lovely stamp set.  It's on page 103 of the current Stampin' Up Idea Book & Catalog. 

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

12 Step Program

This is not my idea, but as a Stampin Up Demonstrator, I
certainly NEED this!

 1 - Pull out all discontinued card stock
 2 - Pull out all discontinued ink pads
 3 - Pull out all discontinued refills
 4-  Pull out all discontuned markers
 5 - Pull out all discontinued ribbon
 6 - Put everything is a "Retired Box" ...seal
 7 - Put in the back of a very DARK Closet
 8 - Put NEW COLORS in the open slots including the past
      IN COLORS brought back
 9 - Use one new color each day for the next twelve days
       including past IN COLORS
10 - Fall in love with the new colors
11 - Don't clean out the very DARK CLOSET
        for six months

Thanks to Pat Wilkinson for providing this much needed
12-step program.  I will certainly use it!

Progressive Scrapbooking Pages

Here are examples of what you can do with scrapbooking.  The first sample on the left is a 6 x 6 page.  Within a little extra something something, you can quickly go fom the 6 x 6 to 8 1/2 x 11 page. 

Monday, June 14, 2010

Tropical Party Revisited

Here's another sample of Tropical Party. Brenda found this sample.  Uses a Sizzix embossing folder and Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up.  Fun card!  All products are Stampin' Up. 

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Clearance Rack WOW...Check this out!

Look at all these goodies!  Check out the clearance rack on our website for bargins!  For example, the tool kit is on sale for $15.99!  Orders must be placed on our website to get the sale price.  Go to:

Watercolor Awash

Here are a couple more samples of Awash.  What a happy stamp set...just lends itself to watercoloring.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Vintage Friendship

Isn't this beautiful?  I love this stamp set Vintage Friendship.  Everything about this card I think is fab.  All things vintage or kind of art! I don't remember where I found this sample but it is incredible.  All products are Stampin' Up. 

Friday, June 11, 2010

New Core Colors

Here are samples of the new core colors.  These are all yummy!  Can't wait to get my supply and start playing.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

It's Party Time!

Whew, we are just about ready for our Retirment Event tomorrow night!  Can't wait!!!  We'll take more pictures tomorrow and Saturday.  Tomrrow evening we'll be at Yvonne's home and Saturday afternoon at Amy's.  Call me if you need directions, (317) 508-0622.  See you soon!  There are stamp sets, card stock, stamp pads, (craft & classic and stampin' write markers...too many things to list here.  You'll just have to come and see!

The New Colors are Coming...

Here a samples of current, retiring and new colors.  Interesting the variety of shades, don't you think?  Okay, which color(s) do you like better?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tropical Party Again...Great Minds

All products are Stampin' Up and uses Tropoical Party from the Summer Mini.  The sample on the left is from Shelley.  She used Whisper White cardstock along with Old Olive.  The card on the right uses Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Old Olive and Whisper White.  Isn't it interesting we both came up with basically the same idea.  (No we did not plan that!)  This is what I love about papercrafting, give two people same supplies and watch what happens.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tropical Party

Here's another sample using Tropical Party by Shelley. 

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sentimental Journey...One More Time!

I saved my favorite for the last.  This stamp set is one of my favorites.  It combines the two genres in paper crafting I love, vintage and travel.  If you know me, you know I will never be able to part with this stamp set.

I've asked how I achieved the red on the navy airplane and luggage.  I stamped the image in Night of Navy Ink, then used the Stampin' Write marker where I wanted the 'red' to show.  The blending of the navy and red produced this aged look.

The map was sponged along the edges with Real Red and then I used the Night of Navy stamp pad directly on the paper.  Then I stamped using Itty Bitty Background dots all over for added dimension.  (Sorry Barbara...I truly did not know Stampin' Up would be retiring Itty Bitty Background this year.  I am so sorry to see it go!)

Tropical Party

I will be posting samples the next few days from anther
member of my Summer Mini Side-line swaps, Shelley.  Shelley used Tropical Party (118515 wood $17.95 US and #120081 clear $13.95 US stamp set.)  DSP Island Oasis, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White cardstock.  All products are Stampin' Up.  Perfect for a summer birthday!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sentimental Journey #2

Here's another sample using Sentimental Journey.  This showcases the ink to paper technique as well as stampin' off to achieve varying shades using the same ink.  Again, all Stampin' Up products.