Monday, June 30, 2008

Don't Miss the Mini!

Today is the last day to order from the Occassions Mini Catalog!
I LOVED this mini-catalog and bought way too much from it.
This scrapbook page uses one of the sets from that catalog: Friendly Flowers
The images work perfectly with the scallop punch and the 1 3/8"punch.
I did cut the largest stamped image out by hand, but it makes a beautiful focal point on a scrapbooked page.

Products used:
Kraft cardstock, Retired Hostess set (paper and stickease), Stampin' Dimensionals
Inks: Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate

The Fresh Cuts promotion (see June 16th and 17th below) ends today as well.
I love those die cut notes, and am so glad that they will be in the new catalog!
It was exciting to get a sneak peek at those products.

Let me know if there is anything you need to order today...I'll get your order on it's way to you!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

KWerner Color Inspiration #13

This was posted on one of my favorite blogs a couple of days ago.
The colors are beautiful, and I decided to create something to enter. Here's my card:

Supplies used:
Wonderful You
River Rock
Purely Pomegranate
Regal Rose
Wild Wasabi
Whisper White
River Rock
Wild Wasabi
Purely Pomegranate
Stems & Silhouettes Jumbo Wheel
Regal Rose 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

One of My Favorites

I love how this card turned out. I gave it to one of my dearest friends who is undergoing chemo for the 3rd time...just a little piece of me to let her know that I care.

Pretty in Pink
Whisper White
Soft Sky
Basic Black
Chocolate Chip
White Gel Signo Pen
Bold Brights Markers: Real Red, Pixie Pink
Scallop Punch
1 3/8" Circle Punch
Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

This "Heartfelt Thanks" set of stamps is one of my favorites.
I truly believe it's a classic set...and that it can be used for a variety of situations.
I used a set of these cards as part of an end of the year teacher gift. Stamps:
Heartfelt Thanks
Very Vanilla Cardstock
River Rock Cardstock
Real Red Cardstock
Real Red
Basic Black
Markers--Real Red, Green Galore
Stamping Sponges
Stampin' Dimensionals
3/16" Corner Rounder

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Birthday Card for a Cutie Pie

Today is my youngest daughter's birthday.
I stayed up (way too) late last night to make this card for her.

I thought the whimsical, sparkly images really captured how I feel about my daughter's personality. I was thrilled when my husband said, "That card is HER!" I will be thrilled to see her face when she opens it tonight!

Time Well Spent (Hostess Set)
Whisper White cardstock
Bashful Blue cardstock
So Saffron cardstock
Rose Red cardstock
Cutie Pie DSP (designer series paper)
Basic Black
So Saffron
Bashful Blue
Rose Red
Sponge Dauber (I loved using it!)
Blender Pen
Crystal Effects
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Stamping Dimensionals (doubled under the butterfly)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Stampin' Up! Announces New Product Line! (& a sample)

Stampin' Up! announced a new product line, Decor Elements, on Tuesday, June 17th.

This is part of the announcement:

Our Décor Elements product line is is vinyl artwork for walls, mirrors, windows, or other hard, smooth surfaces.
Décor Elements takes the idea of decorating your home and uses a different medium than stamps to accomplish the same mission-making your home a beautiful representation of your style!
Stampin' Up! has been able to achieve intricate designs because of their manufacturing process. Whether customers want to spice up the walls of their house or frame a piece for display, Décor Elements is easy to apply, easy to love, and easy to remove. (They explained that the Decor Elements actually match the stamp sets that are sold, making them a perfect pairing for decorating).
This product line will be available to customers on July 1, 2008.
I am EXCITED to try some of these elements out...and to show them to you!
Let me know if you'd like a brochure, and I'll make sure you get a chance to see it.

This sample is made on the "In Color" Purely Pomegranate, using a retiring set of stamps, Carte Postale.
I have compelety enjoyed working with the "In Colors" this year, and Purely Pomegranate has been one of my favorites. (We'll be getting 6 new colors when the new Fall/Winter Idea Book debuts on August 11th!)
I love how the images, stamped onto Whisper White pop against the Basic Black cardstock.
I used the 1 3/8" square punch and made this card in just a matter of minutes.
(Inks used were: Basic Black, Wild Wasabi and Purely Pomegranate)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Fresh Cuts Sample

In the stamping world, there are many original ideas.
There are also numerous copies or "CASE"d items (CASE=Copy and Share Everything).
If you choose to CASE someone's card, it is proper to give them credit when you post your card, letting others know that it was a copy or adaptation of someone else's idea.

This card was CASEd from SU's "Stamper's Showcase" today.
Robin Conk was the designer that is listed thanks Robin for sharing a great idea!

I had actually already decided that I wanted to combine the felt flowers (Flower Fusion) with the Fresh Cut notes, so when I saw this idea, I knew it was the card I wanted to create.
I can add any sentiment I want in any of the corners...and will do so when I choose what occasion to use this card for.
Thanks for checking in!

Supplies: Whisper White Fresh Cut Notes, Pixie Pink Cardstock, Pink Passion Ink, Fire Circle Rhinesones, Flower Fusion (Pink Passion felt flower), and Stampin' Dimensionals.

Monday, June 16, 2008

June Special!

Fresh Cuts Sneak Peek Promotion
Dates: June 1-30, 2008
Details:From June 1-30, Stampin' Up! is providing an advance purchase opportunity for the Fresh Cut stamp set (#111634; $21.95) and coordinating Fresh-Cut Notes (#111882; $8.95).
These two products will be included in the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog.Customers, if you purchase the sneak peek Fresh Cut stamp set you can add on the coordinating Fresh-Cut notes for just $5.
These make beautiful cards.
I'll have a sample up for you tomorrow.

The Retired List is HERE!

Yesterday, Stampin' Up! posted the Retired List for the Spring/Summer catalog.
(You can view the list by clicking on the words "retired list" above.)

These stamp sets are only available through August 8th, and then will never be sold again by Stampin' Up!

If you see any sets on this list that you NEED before they retire, please let me know and I will get them into you hands as soon as possible. If you need to view an online catalog, click here: Spring/Summer Catalog
Have a beautiful day!


One year ago (plus a few months), I joined Stampin' Up! as an independent demonstator.
My first workshop was in April of 2007, and we made these two cards.
I still remember how nervous I was that night...and how excited I was to share something I love with others.
I still love what I do, and love the creative process of coming up with new designs for cards (and scrapbooking pages).

I will be using this blog to post Stampin' Up! specials and promotions, and also to let you know about upcoming parties or open houses.
Please bookmark this site and let me know what you'd like to see here...I'll be updating frequently.