Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sail Away

Wow, look at this.  Brenda found this great card somewhere today.  Love the colors, the use of the Sail Away (soon becoming my favorite stamp set these days.) Tulip Embossing Folder the Banker's Twine and look at the compase...that's from the Open Sea, another great stamp set in the Summer Mini. 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Flower Fest x 3

Take a look at these cards.  Gretchen Baron created all three of these cards.  Colors used are Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Whisper and Whisper White.  The first card is a very nice simple card for any beginner.  Lovely.
The card on the right used the same stamp sets, Flower Fest and Hodgepodge Happiness and same colors only this one has a little more going on.  More texture, more imges and another color introduced, Daffodil Delight. 
Here we go now...over the top!  Isn't this amazing?  So much texture going on here.  Great job Gretchen!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Strength & Hope

Strength & Hope scrapbook page

• Strength & Hope*

• Certainly Celery Card Stock
• Pretty in Pink Card Stock
• Soft Suede Card Stock
• Very Vanilla Card Stock

• Certainly Celery Classic Stampin’ Pad®
• Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Pretty in Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad
 Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad

• Certainly Celery 5/8" Satin Ribbon
• Linen Thread
• Stampin’ Dimensionals®

*From the 2011 Summer Mini Catalog; $2 from the purchase of this set will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sail Away Summer Mini Swap

Diana S
As promised, here is another one of my original summer mini swaps.  I used Sail Away, DSP and Heat Embossing.  Who knew I would like Choc. Chip, Marina Mist and Old Olive together? 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Summer Mini Swap

Susan S.

Isn't this striking?  Susan has used a multitude of mediums here.   Embossing Folder, Waterclothing, Desginer Paper, and Punches ; and heat embossing.  WOW!  Susan is my upline.  Great job Susan!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Summer Mini Swap Continues...

Here are more samples from my Summer Mini Swap (Yes, I promise, I did make some myself.) 
Isn't this lovely?  Wild Wasabi, Missy used DSP Newsprint paper, the new Embossing Folder and Fab Florets stamp set.  Looks like there's a Melon Mambo stamped image too.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sideline Swaps - Summer Mini

Here are swaps from one of my side-lines.  We do a Mini Catalog swap and these are the ones Debbie C.  prepared.  Love the new punches.
Debbie C
Debbie C
Debbie C

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Here's a little Happy Birthday Wishes for you.  Can't remember where I
found it...probably on the SU website.  I have a family birthday (actually two) tomorow...hum, this would work!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Creative Challenge

Inspiration for Challenge

Jackie cas her own card on this one. This quick and easy card is just picking the colors needed, Wild Wasabi, Peach Parfait, Marina Mist and Rich Razzleberry. I add a couple more using Very vanilla and Crumb Cake for balance. I ran each piece thru my Big Shot using different embossing folders. Wrapped around Rich Razzleberry polka dot ribbon. I left the sentiment off this time, but if I was going to do one I think celebrate would look nice.

If you would like to join in on the fun go to: and submit your card by clicking on linky tools.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Fabulous Florets

Missy Fabulous Florets
Pin cute are these?  Fabulous Florets was used on this sample too.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sunny Fun and Fabulous Florets

Summer Fun - Missy

I received these cards from my friend Missy  in my Summer Mini Catalog Swap.  This card  uses one of the four stamps from Summy Fun.  Looks like summer fun doesn't it?

Fabulous Florets - Missy
Fabulous Florets stamp set and the Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Flower Garden was used to create this card.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Triple Layer Punches

Here is another Heather creations.  She used the Triple Layer Punches from the Summer Mini Catalog.  Love it, what do you think?

Monday, May 9, 2011

National Scrapbooking Month!

May is National Scrapbooking Month.

Contact me at for more information regarding special this month.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Summer Mini

Summer Mini is out!  I am in so much trouble...LOVE the new mini.  If you haven't received your catalog yet, contact me and I'll make sure you get one!


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sail Away Swap

Here is one of my swaps for my side-line, Summer Mini Catalog swap.   I love this new stamp set,Sail Away. The cardstock I used was Real Red and Whisper White.  The new DSP Paper, Nautical Expedition.  Ink: Night of Navy, and I used the new Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Open Sea Summer Mini

 These samples use the new stamp set The Open Sea from the Summer Mini.  I do not remember where or who made the top one, but the bottom sample was made by Sue Root.

I am in so much trouble with this summer mini...between the vintage and the travel...oh my!

Sue Root

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Paisley Petal DSP

Isn't this adorable?  It's a scrapbook page using the Paisley Petals Desginer Series Paper.   I think this paper is 'stinkin' cute'!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

This message was posted on the Stampin' Up Demonstrator Website mid April.  Normally, I would never post anything from the Demonstrator Website site to this blog but I didn't want to risk not sharing acuate information regarding the error.

Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

An error has been discovered with the imagery of the Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in the Summer Mini Catalog. The embossed lines shown on page 24 are opposite of the actual product. The flower imagery itself is correct; however, the orientation of the image is actually on the right side of the folder, instead of the left side as pictured. When your customers receive the embossing folder the flowers will be a mirror image of what is shown in the catalog. We apologize for the misrepresentation of this product.

The samples shown on the same page are also incorrect. Many times, the samples we use in the printed catalogs are created very early on in the development process of the products. The samples featured were created using a prototype of the Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder before the final product was approved. While this is typical in the development process, we should have caught this discrepancy and re-worked the samples prior to printing the publication. Please be assured that your customers are receiving the final, approved product.

Because of this error, the packaging is also incorrect. We are working with our vendor to correct the packaging for all future shipments of this product. A correct packaging insert is available for download here.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you or your customers. Please feel free to print the images to use in your workshops so that your customers can view the correct image of the product.