Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Another Stampin' Up Sale

Oops, I forgot to mention that there is another sale going on right now. From December 1 to January 18, 2009 any order of $20.00 or more qualifies you to purchase any stamp set shown in the Fall-Winter Sampler for 20% off.

If you add all these sales together you are really getting an unprecedented bargain from Stampin' Up. Don't miss out!

2008 Stampin' Up Retired List

WOW!!! Stampin' Up is having such a great sale to go along with their new Retired List.

  • From December 9 - 23 you can get 10% off your purchase of retiring stamp sets.

  • From December 9 - 23 your order of $70.00 or more will also be shipped for free.

Click here to view the Retired List

Remember, these retiring stamp sets are only available for purchase until January 18, 2009, and are on a first come basis. Once they are gone that's it. Get yours now while you still can. You can order directly from my blog by clicking on the ordering circle or by just calling me.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Origami Christmas Tree

I can't believe I haven't posted on my blog for over a month. I've made another trip to Pittsburgh to settle my dad's estate and time just really seems to have flown by. As Christmas approaches I can't help but have wonderful memories of my parents and all the special things they did to make the holidays so magical for us. Although the memories are comforting, they are bittersweet. While remembering, I have often found myself crying when I really should be smiling. My emotions seem to be on a rollercoaster and I'll be very thankful when life starts smoothly coasting along again. Ok, enough of that!!!

I'm sharing a card today that is just one of several I made this weekend. My friend, and fellow SU demo, Sharon taught me this origami fold last year and I love these festive little trees. They are super easy to make and all you need is your favorite designer paper, some cardstock (SU whisper white, riding hood red, always artichoke, ribbon (SU Riding Hood Red) and a greeting. The greeting I have used is by Papertrey Ink. I hope you enjoy the card and thanks for coming back to visit. I promise I will try to do better in the future.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Birthday Bella

I love the Bella stamps and really enjoy coloring them. This little Bella is coming to wish you a very BIG birthday sitting on her sparkly cupcake topped with a jeweled cherry. All coloring was done with those fabulous Stampin' Up Watercolor Crayons.

See you soon.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Another Snowman

I seem to be continuing my cold weather dreaming. Today's share is another Christmas snowman. This snowman is from Inkadinkado. He is embossed with sparkling white embossing powder. Although you can barely see it on the scan, the card background is covered in small snowflakes embossed in clear embossing powder.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Inkadinkado Winter Friends
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch
See you soon.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Riding Hood Red

I love Riding Hood Red, the color is so rich. It is one of the In Colors introduced in the Fall-Winter 2008 catalog and will be available only until August 2009.

The card I'm sharing was made by me earlier this week for a swap with other demonstrators and traded at our monthly meeting tonight. I really enjoy participating in these swaps because it is so much fun to see what other demonstrators are doing with the Stampin' Up sets. I have gotten so many ideas, new techniques, colors combos, etc. from doing these swaps. I will probably share some of the swaps with all of you later.

The stamped image here was done with Riding Hood Red ink stamping once, shifting the stamp slight to the right and stamping again to obtain a second muted image.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: SU Upsy Daisy and Pocket Silhouettes
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Designer Paper: SU Ski Slope
Inks: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, SU Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Winter Cabin

I guess the somewhat cooler weather here in Florida is making me wish for winter. Can't you just feel the warmth from the fire burning in this snowbound cabin?

This card is made with another of the wonderful Stampin' Up sets. Although this card was very easy to make I think it it has an elegant feel to it. I wish my scan was better so you could see the sparkle on this card because Dazzling Diamonds really gives it that finishing touch.

All supplies used are Stampin' Up except the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.

Stamp Set: SU To You & Yours
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Gray
Ink: Basic Gray
Accessories: Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Ticket Corner Punch, Large Oval Punch

Thanks for visiting and be sure to come back soon.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

I Wish It Would Snow!

I wish it would snow in Florida again. The last time it did was in 1989 when my son was born.

I know, some of you probably think I'm out of my mind, but having been raised in Pennsylvania I really miss the winters there. My mother didn't often let us out to play in the snow. Her father had died of pneumonia when she was very young and she was afraid we would all get sick. But when we could go out we usually made the most of it.

My dad was a milkman (back in the day when milk was delivered door to door), and some of my best winter memories are of helping him deliver the milk. We lived in a neighborhood that was entirely built on several steep hills and once you got down to the bottom with your vehicle you couldn't get back up to the top in the snow. Dad would park the milk truck at the top of the hill we lived on and we would walk up, pick up the orders and carry them to the waiting customers on our street and the streets on either side of ours (which were also unpassable hills). Believe me when I tell you that we always prayed real hard when we got our metal basket full of bottled milk. You didn't dare break any of those precious bottles. On days like that the customers only got their regular standing order (there weren't going to be any add-ons like eggs or juice). It was one trip per customer. Once the deliveries were all done we could stay outside to play, if we wanted, but we were always so cold and tired that we usually went in to warm up.

Since I have shared one of my winter memories I want to share a snowman card that is made with "Frosty Friends" from Great Impressions Stamps. I hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Inspired by Nature

Today I would like to share a card that was made with Stampin' Up's "Inspired by Nature". This is one of the new sets from the 2008 Fall-Winter catalog and was first on my "must have" list. I used the fantastic Stampin Up' markers that so perfectly match our card stock. I colored directly onto the stamp and then misted lightly with water in order to obtain the water color look that softens the image.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Stampin' Up Inspired by Nature
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Small & Large Oval Punches, Cinnamon Stickles, SU Markers

Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Thank You!

As I mentioned in a post in August my father was extremely ill. He passed away on September 5th and this has been an unbelievably difficult period for me. I want to say thank you to those people that were kind enough to extend their sympathies to me and my family.

I am sharing a card with you that was received from Lee Conrey, my Stampin' Up upline. This card uses "Lovely as a Tree" that is a Stampin' Up must have set. The photo doesn't do this card justice because it is really beautiful in real life.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Celebrating Zebra

After suffering through Tropical Storm Fay, being off work Thursday & Friday and spending that time at home with no electricity I was very thankful to see the sun on Saturday morning. I picked up my sister, went out for dinner at the Olive Garden and then spent the evening cropping and stamping at my LSS. A good friend of mine was there also and kindly told me that I needed to update my blog because it had been too long since I posted. (RA you were right) I felt it only fitting that I post the Celebrating Zebra in honor of my escape from gloomy, rain-filled, no electricity boredom. The stamps used on this gate-fold card are from Great Impressions. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

$99.00 Stampin' Up! Promotion

For a limited time, Stampin' Up! is offering a great opportunity for new demonstrators who sign up between August 11 and October 11th 2008. Three special starter kits are designed to help you get started with your business, your way, and at a very special $99.00 price!

Option One:

Stamp Focused - $99.00
Fun and Fast Notes Stamp Set
Whisper White 8.5" x 11" cardstock
Bold Brights 8.5" x 11" cardstock assortment
Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
SNAIL Adhesive
Business Supplies*

Option Two:

Scrapbook Focused - $99.00
Contempo Alphabet Stamp Set
Petal Party Simply Scrappin Kit
Pixie Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
Business Supplies*

Option Three:

Home Decor Focused - $99.00
Inspired by Nature Stamp Set
Decor Elements Chocolate Classic F
Decor Elements Medium Chocolate Long Stem Silhouettes
Decor Elements Applicator
Kiwi Kiss Classic Stampin' Pad
Business Supplies*

*Business Supplies: Getting Started DVD, Getting Started Guide, Starter Kit Sample Sheet, Guest Invidation Postcard (100), Idea Book and Catalog (8), To My Hostess Envelope :(10), Recruit Folder (5), Recruit Brochure (20), Hostess Brochure (20), Hostess Benefits Form (10), Customer Order Form (50), Holiday 2008 Mini Catalog (8; after 9/1/08).

Want to learn more? Visit my Stampin' Up! Website HERE . I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thank You Card

My son graduated from high school this year and I thought I would share with you the thank you card I made for him to use. This card uses a new find of mine the Just Rite monogram stamper that you can find here. I purchased an extra small alphabet so I could create more than just the monogram. On this particular card I added his first name along with the initial. I can see so many uses for this monogram stamper and just had to have it (as usual). I will share more of my creations using this product as I design them. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Latest Swap Card

I wanted to share with you a card I made this past week for a swap that was done at my upline's team meeting. We swap at every meeting and I really look forward to it because I get so many beautiful cards from my fellow demonstrators that can be used for a source of inspiration. Sometimes they just become the source of an outright CASE. (ssh!! don't tell anyone)

This card uses all Stampin' Up! product except for the flower center which is a clear rhinestone. Details are listed below.

Stamps: Wonderful You, One of a Kind, Stitched
Cardstock: Whisper White, Back Black, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss
Ink: Craft White
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch

New Stampin' Up! Fall/Winter Catalog

Hello Everyone!

I can't believe it has been so long since I posted. I can only say that life, in general, has taken up most of my time and another part has been spent stressing over my dad who lives in Pittsburgh and has been in bad health for a long time and has recently had a major health shakeup. It is so very difficult when you live 1,000 miles away from an elderly parent.

Now back to the reason I am writing this post. The new Stampin' Up! catalog for Fall/Winter has come out and orders can be placed starting today. This catalog is fabulous!!! You can view the catalog by clicking on the picture at right. All the NEW stamp sets are die cut and the new papers are beautiful. Stampin' Up! is even having a 15% off sale on selected new stamp sets. The sales flyer can be seen at this link (Sale Stamps). This sale is running from August 11 thru September 30, 2008. If you would like to place an order please contact me thru my demonstrator website.

There are great things coming from Stampin' Up! so stay tuned to my blog for the latest updates.

See you soon.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Retired Accessories List

Following is the list of Stampin' Up! retiring accessories that will be available from July 21 thru August 10. These items are only available while supplies last. If you are interested in ordering any of these items please check my website for contact information.

Last updated July 21
Item Number Product Description

109200 Accents & Elements Build A Flower

110718 Accents & Elements Lucky Star

110719 Accents & Elements Messenger

103158 Acrylic Graph & Grid

108638 Card Stock 12 X 12 In Color

108642 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Blue Bayou

108643 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Groovy Guava

10863 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 In Color

108640 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 River Rock

108639 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Soft Sky

108641 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Wild Wasabi

108644 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Purely Pomegranate

103975 Card Stock Brushed Copper

108694 Card Stock Textured 12 X 12 In Color

107312 Cards & Envelopes Gift Whisper White

107292 Cards & Envelopes Greeting Whisper White

109116 Notes & Envelopes Long Notes

109118 Notes & Envelopes Love Notes

109117 Notes & Envelopes Pocket Notes*

110729 Notes & Envelopes Scallop Notes

109119 Notes & Envelopes Gift Notes

109018 Classic Stampin' Ink Blue Bayou

109019 Classic Stampin' Ink Groovy Guava

109017 Classic Stampin' Ink Purely Pomegranate

109016 Classic Stampin' Ink River Rock

109015 Classic Stampin' Ink Soft Sky

109020 Classic Stampin' Ink Wild Wasabi

109013 Classic Stampin' Pad Blue Bayou

109012 Classic Stampin' Pad Groovy Guava

109011 Classic Stampin' Pad Purely Pomegranate

109010 Classic Stampin' Pad River Rock

109009 Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Sky

109014 Classic Stampin' Pad Wild Wasabi

110751 Designer Series Paper Azure*

110749 Designer Series Paper Berry Bliss

109154 Designer Series Paper Cutie Pie

110699 Designer Series Paper East Coast Prep*

109160 Designer Series Paper Fall Flowers

109159 Designer Series Paper Flowers For You*

110697 Designer Series Paper Ginger Blossom

110479 Designer Series Paper Jersey Shore*

109151 Designer Series Paper Le Jardin

110748 Designer Series Paper Notebook*

110750 Designer Series Paper Olive Press

109153 Designer Series Paper Porcelain Prints*

109175 Designer Series Paper Prints Almost Amethyst*

109177 Designer Series Paper Prints Always Artichoke

110696 Designer Series Paper Prints Bali Breeze

109173 Designer Series Paper Prints Blue Bayou

109174 Designer Series Paper Prints Brilliant Blue

109178 Designer Series Paper Prints Certainly Celery

109169 Designer Series Paper Prints Close to Cocoa*

109168 Designer Series Paper Prints Groovy Guava*

109171 Designer Series Paper Prints Lovely Lilac

109172 Designer Series Paper Prints More Mustard

109176 Designer Series Paper Prints Old Olive

109170 Designer Series Paper Prints Pumpkin Pie

109164 Designer Series Paper Prints River Rock*

109167 Designer Series Paper Prints Rose Red

109166 Designer Series Paper Prints So Saffron

109165 Designer Series Paper Prints Soft Sky

109163 Designer Series Paper Prints Tempting Turquoise

110698 Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Break

110273 Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Fling*

110271 Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Silhouettes

110272 Designer Series Paper Prints Western Sky

107299 Envelope Confetti Cream Medium

105320 Eyelets Basic

100375 Eyelets Bold Brights

100381 Eyelets Earth Elements

107233 Eyelets Fresh Favorites I

107234 Eyelets Fresh Favorites II

105316 Eyelets Rich Regals

100378 Eyelets Soft Subtles

105515 Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter

105531 Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass

105532 Hodgepodge Hardware Aged Copper

101120 Metallic Art Pencils

107307 On Board Accents

109181 On Board Blossoms & Basic

109179 On Board Ginormous Pieces

107306 On Board Simon Lower

102678 Paper Mulberry White

109227 Punch Box Three For You

102686 Punch Handheld Rectangle

100271 Pure Color Pencils

109063 Ribbon Double-Stitched Groovy Guava

109062 Ribbon Double-Stitched River Rock*

109059 Ribbon Double-Stitched Soft Sky

109058 Ribbon Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi

109189 Ribbon Originals Beachfront*

109187 Ribbon Originals District*

109188 Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale

109185 Ribbon Originals Jersey*

109184 Ribbon Originals Sherbert

109186 Ribbon Originals Theater

110716 Ribbon Striped Grosgrain Wild Wasabi*

110281 Rub-Ons Cherished Memories*

110284 Rub-Ons Eastern Elegance*

110285 Rub-Ons Urban West*

110557 Simply Scrappin' Boho Blend

109610 Simply Scrappin' Confetti

110572 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Boy

110567 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Girl

109597 Simply Scrappin' Home Again

110562 Simply Scrappin' Rose Cottage

109648 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Boy

109627 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Girl

110587 Simply Scrappin' Summer Days

110577 Simply Scrappin' Tie The Knot

111184 Simply Sent Friendly Notes

109228 Simply Sent Simple Delights

109229 Simply Sent Three Thoughts

106662 Stampin'Around Wheel Daisy Field

107561 Stampin'Around Wheel Garden Annuals

109681 Stampin'Around Wheel Good Dog

109678 Stampin'Around Wheel Kisses

107482 Stampin'Around Wheel Lily Pad

109680 Stampin'Around Wheel Meow

109677 Stampin'Around Wheel Mistletoe

106610 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Basics Outline

107467 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Birthday

109571 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Baby

109570 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Friends

109569 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Party

108423 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Leaves A La Carte

107468 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Nature Hike

108980 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Petals

107464 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Rough Texture

111261 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Spunky Spots

109554 Stampin' Color Index Labels

109553 Stampin' Color Index Labels (French)

106694 Stampin' Kids Markers

101399 Stipple Brushes

102673 Zig Painty

Items marked with "*" are all 25% off while supplies last or until August 10, 2008

Please note that some items are already sold out so make your selections early.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Weekend Hello

Welcome back! I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Today's share is a card I made yesterday. This is for my nephew's birthday and is made with Beerafella from Stamping Bella . Beerafella was stamped with Stazon black ink and colored with Stampin' Up! watercolor crayons. The colors scanned much softer than they are in real life. I absolutely love working with these crayons and would recommend them to everyone. They're the best. I have gotta get this posted now or I'm going to be late for the celebration dinner. Please come back again soon.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Happy Anniversary

Although a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I have to admit to an addiction to all brands and types of rubber stamps. I want them!! I need them!!

Today I wanted to share the card I just finished for my husband for our anniversary on the 17th. This card uses stamps by Gina K Designs. This set is called Owl Always Love You and has several great images to choose from.

I first stamped the image, colored with my Stampin' Up! stampin' write markers and then used a Versamark pen over that and applied clear embossing powder to my image. After the image was finished I applied Colorbox chalk ink in four different shades of blue with a sponge dauber to obtain the shading for my sky. I added my sentiment on Stampin' Up dimensionals and then finished it off with googly eyes for the owls.

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making it.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

3D Flower

Welcome back! I want to thank Sharon Field, another Stampin' Up! demonstrator in Jacksonville, for starting this blog for me. She is a great source of inspiration to me and I hope she doesn't regret getting me started in blogging world because I know I'm going to have a million questions. Thanks Sharon!

The card I am sharing today is one I did last year when I was playing with 3D flowers.
Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies used:

Stamps: Baroque Motifs

Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Regal Rose and Whisper White

Ink: Always Artichoke

Accessories: Small Oval Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Crystal Effects, Stampin' Dimensionals

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Welcome to my BLOG!!|

I've finally done it! I'm still not sure I don't need my head examined, but I have decided to join the cyber blogging world. I hope to share lots of cards and stamping ideas with you. Please be patient during my learning curve, and welcome to my new blog!

My first card post is one made for a downline swap, and uses the Stampin' Up! stamp set "Always", see the end of post for complete list of supplies.

Supplies Used:

Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate, Lovely Lilac

Accessories: Stamp 'n Write Markers, 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Basic Black embossing powder, 1/8" hole punch, dimensional dots

All supplies Stampin' Up view catalog HERE.