Tuesday, July 29, 2008

CONVENTION, Here I come!!!!!!!

I have sacrificed not sharing with you this week for preparation for Convention. I leave tomorrow morning EARLY, I don't recognize mornings well, but I know I will tomorrow. As soon as we get there, we're heading to the convention center to get all our new stamp sets and even more exciting THE NEW FALL WINTER CATALOG, can you stand it??????? Then tomorrow afternoon we will be touring the Stampin' Up facility and learning the process of how we all receive our orders, etc. To end the day, our very large wonderful stampin group has rented a room in the hotel where we will have a shoebox swap. We have all prepared enough supplies for 30 people to make our cards. It's going to be frantic because we have only 4 hours.... so that means we have between 7 and 8 minutes to complete each card........ whew!!!!!!!! I think I will be taking more pictures and doing them later than stamping at the event.

I'm not sure what is in store for us for the next three days. This is the 20th Anniversary of Stampin' Up and I know they have great things ready to surprise and excite us. I'm excited to show you all the new fun items, techniques, stamps etc. when I get back.

In the meantime, the retired accessories are selling out..... if you are interested in still purchasing any of these items that will no longer be available or any of the retiring stamp sets, please leave your order with me by email and I'll be sure to place the orders as soon as I get back, as long as they are still available.

Otherwise.............. I'll see you later with new fun things to share!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Retired Accessories List

Hi Girls,

Let me know if you are interested in any of the retiring items as soon as possible because they go really fast and are available only while the supplies last. Stampin' Up mentioned that all of the items retiring aren't being pulled and revamped; they are just gone forever. I've also included an updated 25% off list with the items sold out noted!


109200 Accents & Elements Build A Flower - No longer available
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
108637 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 - No Longer Available
108644 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Purely Pomegranate - No Longer Available

103975 Card Stock Brushed Copper - No Longer Available
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* -No Longer Available
110729 Notes & Envelopes Scallop Notes
109119 Notes & Envelopes Gift Notes
109018 Classic Stampin' Ink Blue Bayou - No Longer Available
109019 Classic Stampin' Ink Groovy Guava
109017 Classic Stampin' Ink Purely Pomegranate - No Longer Available
109016 Classic Stampin' Ink River Rock- No Longer Available
109015 Classic Stampin' Ink Soft Sky
109020 Classic Stampin' Ink Wild Wasabi - No Longer Available
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* - No Longer Available
109160 Designer Series Paper Fall Flowers - No Longer Available
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* - No Longer Available
109175 Designer Series Paper Prints Almost Amethyst*- No Longer Available
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* - No Longer Available
109168 Designer Series Paper Prints Groovy Guava* - No Longer Available
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 - No Longer Available
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 - No Longer Available
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 - No Longer Available
105515 Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter - No Longer Available
105531 Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass - No Longer Available
105532 Hodgepodge Hardware Aged Copper - No Longer Available

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 - No Longer Available
109227 Punch Box Three For You
102686 Punch Handheld Rectangle
100271 Pure Color Pencils
109060 Ribbon Double-Stitched Blue Bayou - no Longer Available
109063 Ribbon Double-Stitched Groovy Guava - No Longer Available
109061 Ribbon Double-Stitched Purely Pomegranate - No Longer Available
109062 Ribbon Double-Stitched River Rock*
109059 Ribbon Double-Stitched Soft Sky - No Longer Available
109058 Ribbon Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi - No Longer Available
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* - No Longer Available
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 - No Longer Available
110587 Simply Scrappin' Summer Days
110577 Simply Scrappin' Tie The Knot
111184 Simply Sent Friendly Notes
109228 Simply Sent Simple Delight - No Longer Available
109229 Simply Sent Three Thoughts - No Longer Available
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 - No Longer Available
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 - No Longer Available
107468 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Nature Hike
108980 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Petals
107464 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Rough Texture - No Longer Available
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 - No Longer Available
102673 Zig Painty

Here's a list with links that you can save 25% on:

109117 Pocket Notes assortment $9.95 NOW $7.46 - No Longer Available
110479 Jersey Shore Designer Series paper $9.95 NOW $7.46
110699 East Coast Prep Designer Series paper $9.95 NOW $7.46 - No Longer Available
109159 Flowers For You Designer Series paper $9.95 NOW $7.46
110273 Spring Fling Designer Series paper $9.95 NOW $7.46
110748 Notebook Designer Series paper $9.95 NOW $7.46
109153 Porcelain Prints Designer Series paper $9.95 NOW $7.46 - No Longer Available
110751 Azure Designer Series paper $9.95 NOW $7.46
109164 River Rock Prints Designer Series paper $9.95 NOW $7.46
109175 Almost Amethyst Prints DS paper $9.95 NOW $7.46 - No Longer Available
109168 Groovy Guava Prints DS paper $9.95 NOW $7.46 - No Longer Available
109169 Close to Cocoa Prints DS paper $9.95 NOW $7.46 - No Longer Available
110284 Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons $10.95 NOW $8.21
110285 Urban West Rub-Ons $10.95 NOW $8.21
110281 Cherished Memories Rub-Ons $10.95 NOW $8.21 - No Longer Available
109185 Jersey Ribbon Originals $12.95 NOW $9.71
109187 District Ribbon Originals $12.95 NOW $9.71
109189 Beachfront Ribbon Originals $12.95 NOW $9.71
110716 Wild Wasabi striped grosgrain ribbon $7.95 NOW $5.96
109062 River Rock stitched grosgrain ribbon $8.95 NOW $6.71

First Time Offered!
Empty Punch Box Tin
Price: $3.95

Please contact me for current updates to Retiring Accessory List, Stampin' Up! updates it every morning and afternoon!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

This NEW stamp set is just about like one that retired several years ago; however, this one has lots of options for the window and/or on top of the window to address many occasions. I love the little kitty!!
I stamped the window image on Whisper White Cardstock, then I stamped the same image on Riding Hood Red, one of the new in-colors, then I cut out the shutters, window sill and the top of the window, adhered it to the white image and cut around the edges. I watercolored the window so it wouldn't be so stark white, then using my stamp.a.ma.jig I stamped the little bird above the first pane. I stamped the bird and the cat on some scrap paper and cut them out adhering them to the card with dimensionals. Using my Daisy Wheel I wheeled across the bottom of the card and colored the flowers with my white gel pen and put the kitty on top of the flowers under the window. The saying from Absolutely Fabulous was punched out using the word window punch. On the the top saying I tied mellow moss gingham ribbon around it to give it some bling and added the kiwi kiss and pacific point cardstocks under the other two word phrases. I'm having so much fun with these new sets and know you will too.
If you schedule a workshop with me between 8-11-08 and 9-15-08, and have $150.00 or more in merchandise sales, you can earn stamp sets and In-Color stamp pads and cardstock with your hostess benefitss. IN ADDITION for scheduling with me I will also give you an In-Color Stamp pad of your choice for FREE and on your "personal" order you will receive free shipping from me. Call or email me to schedule your workshop before my calendar is full.
I gave my club members a challenge to use this "layout", to make a card and bring to class to show everyone and win a prize for the best card. So, since I asked them to do it, I also made one using my ideas. This was so much fun because I used a brand new stamp set that, as a demonstrator, was able to pre-order before the new catalog is out for everyone else. The paper I used are three of the new in-colors; Tangerine Tango for the main card base, Kiwi Kiss for the next layered section, Baja Breeze for the diamond shape, then of course Whisper White to stamp the flower pot. I then used my Pure Color Pencils to color the image. Then I stamped the image again and cut out the bird and the butterfly and attached those for a 3-D effect with a dimensional. The rectangular stamped image is also attached using dimensionals. Notice the scalloped edge on the card? That is using the new scallop punch that is soooo easy to use; way easier than using the corner rounder or slit punches. The camera didn't capture the really vibrant colors like I would have liked and who would have thought these colors would all go together so well.

Monday, July 7, 2008

I've been stamping day and night it seems, getting ready for convention with my swaps and still trying to keep up with clubs and technique classes. This is one of the cards I prepared, using Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip cardstock and inks. Actually, I think it turned out pretty cute... considering I was going through "old" packets of pre-cut cardstock from previous workshops. I also used the Define your Life and Defining Alphabet stamp sets that I really love and don't use a lot. I am a little concerned with the new airline policy on how many clothes I will actually be able to take to convention to keep within the weight limit of 50lbs since I've been making so many swaps. I also need to cut out and supply accessories for a shoebox swap our group will be holding on the 30th in Salt Lake City. I'm thinking I will only get to take one outfit for four days just to accomodate all the stamping supplies I will be taking LOL.
Last Thursday, the 3rd, I pre-ordered my stamp sets and new in-colors that demonstrators are allowed to purchase ahead of time to get ready for the new catalog. As of today, they still haven't been shipped. I'm SO excited to get them and start playing with them and show you some of the fun new things that will be available that I'm really getting antsy waiting. I keep seeing other stampers posting of cards they've done using the new sets and new in-colors and I really love them. They will all be available for purchase on August 11th for everyone. Are you as excited as I am to see all the new stamp sets and accessories?

The retired Accessories list is going to be posted on the 21st of July. I'm curious to see what new items will be unveiled and what favorites are still going to be available. Some of my favorite designer series papers will be retiring because they contain the retiring In-Colors. Maybe they will be revamped using the new colors... I hope so. There are also a number of stamp sets that were in the Occasions Mini Catalog that I'd like to see carried over into the new Fall/Winter catalog.

The clock is ticking..... more stamping to be done.

Thursday, July 3, 2008


You have all had a chance now to review the new retiring stamp sets from the Spring/Summer Catalog and know that these sets are being discontinued and no longer available for purchase after 8-10-08.

I am offering 15% off any retiring stamp set you purchase during 7-3-08 through 7-7-08. IF YOU MENTION you saw this special on my blog, I will give you 20% off all retiring stamp sets you order during the above period.

Call or Email with your order before the end of 7-7-08.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

During June, my club members made a a "2, 5, 7, 10" box and filled it with chocolate..... Yum!! We made the boxes using Kraft cardstock wheeled with the "It's Beautiful" jumbo wheel. The Butterfly is from "Garden Whimsey" and stamped in Groovy Guava on the main whisper white CS, the stamped again on a scrap piece and cut out. We adhered some Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the butterfly's white spots and attached the butterfly to the box with a small strip of a dimensional. You can see how the butterfly stands away from the box in the second picture with just that little bitty dimensional. The box is then tied shut using the Groovy guava double stitched grosgrain ribbon.
Each box is filled with chocolate candies wrapped in "Afternoon Tea" designer series paper and stamped with the flower from "A Little Birdie Told Me. Then we punched out the small flowers with the flower punch from the "Three for You Punch Box" in Bayou Blue, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi and Groovy Guava cardstock. We also punch out small circles with the 1/4" circle punch for the flower centers and attached the flowers and the centers with mini glue dots. I think these turned out super cute. If you like these in-colors, you need to get them now as they will be retiring with the Spring/Summer catalog and are only available until 8-10-08. Call or email me if you would like to stock up on the inks, ink refills and cardstock while you can still purchase them.
Till tomorrow........ it's off to beddie-bye, you know another work day tomorrow but a long weekend again to, you guessed it, STAMP!!!