Wednesday, July 18, 2007

#2 Convention SWAP!

Today was one big STAMPIN day. I need to get swaps done before Convention and I only have 5 more days until I depart for Denver. I’m way behind this year with only 30 complete I’m a long way off my 150 mark. In addition I need 5 gifts for my friends that I’m traveling with the pressure is on. I do have all the ideas floating in my head I just have to get INK to PAPER and make it happen. That is exactly what I set out to do today, kids we are not going anywhere it’s a stay at home day. They were not to disappointed it is very humid outside so they got to stay in.

What did I create today this wonderful card after getting the prototype done I was off and running. Making one was simple duplicating it 50 more times was very time consuming. What was I thinking at 7 a.m. this morning? I wasn’t ……. :) I did finish after cutting, punching, tying ribbon, paper piercing and putting them all together after 5 hours I was done. Now you can tell me what you think was it all worth it?

Thank you for stopping in!


Stamp Set: Vases in Vogue Level 3 Hostess Set, Aida Cloth & Fine Lace Backgrounds
Inks: Basic Brown, Purely Pomegranate, So Saffron Regal Rose, Note Quite Navy & Mellow Moss and Markers
Card Stock: Purely Pomegranate, So Saffron, Not Quite Navy & Confetti
Accessories: Dimensionals, Gold Brads, ¼” Circle Punch, Round Tab Punch, Purely Pomegranate double-Stitched Ribbon, ¼ sponge, Crafter's Tool Kit for paper piercing and Tag Corner Punch

WOW! Finally Finished

This is a picture of the 50+ as I have to make a few full cards so that I can share with my downline and friends.

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Monday, July 16, 2007

My Exciting Weekend

Sorry no new post for a couple of days it has been a very busy weekend. I had my Crafter’s Garage Sale on Saturday, sold some stamps and accessories met a few new stampers all in all a good day. On Sunday it was off to The Support Our Troops BB Riverboat Cruise. We had all met on Thursday night to put together and arranged most of the donations we received. That made it easy to get all set up and ready for the 551 awesome passangers that came out to join us. My husband and I sold raffle tickets along with a few others I think we had about 85 different items to raffle off. We also had an All Exclusive Trip to Cancun that could not be raffled of for money. So each paying passenger was given a Blue & White ticket when they boarded the boat. My Daughter-In-Law WON the trip. I think I was more excited than her. I was lucky too, I won a framed picture that I wanted for my bed room. My kids won a basket full with a little bit of everything, with the main item being a Webkiz, that made for a very tense evening of who gets it. All has been resolved and everyone happy.

I get to catch my breath today I think, I’m planning to take the kid over to one of my good friends to swim. I will be helping her get some work done around the house. I will not get INK to PAPER until late tonight or tomorrow. I think I should dig out some old stuff to post for days like today. I’ll work on that it will sure help me get some of that old stuff organized.

I cannot believe it is only 9 days until I leave for Convention. I’ve signed up for the SUDSOL lunch, gift exchange and swap and I only have 30 cards done so far. In addition I would like to take about 100 or so to swap with other demonstrators. I will also be exchanging gifts with my stamping friends that I’m going with. I’m going to have to do some serious stamping this week.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Office Accoutrement

Since I missed posting yesterday here is a one of the card we did at my Open House used the layout from Convention Last year.


Stamp Set: Office Accoutrement, Circle of Friendship & Linen Background
Inks: Regal Rose, Blue Bayou and Chocolate Chip
Card Stock: Blue Bayou, Very Vanilla and Old Olive
Accessories: Snips, Tab Punch, 1/8” hand held punch, Gold brads, Twill Tape, ¾” and ½” Circle Punches

Supporting The Troops

I missed posting yesterday, it was one busy day. No stamping just cleaning up from my Open House and getting things ready for the Support the Troops BB Riverboat Cruise. Here is some of what I have put together so far, every thing has been donated. Lots more to do before the 5:00 p.m. deadline tonight we are meeting on the boat to set it all up.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Deep breath, I did not get off to a speedy start today. But, got some stamping time late last night and finished them up this morning. Only 3 more days of Robert going to his special Summer School then I’ll have more time. That’s what I keep telling myself. I’m sure they will find something to fill in that time for me.

Late yesterday I decided to play with Zoofari, these little animals are so so cute. I purchased the Watercolor Wonder Crayons along with Watercolor Paper last year and you guessed it, never used them once. I’m going to learn how to water color. I did run across a Tutorial on it, now I just have to dig and find it.

Last night was trial and error. You can see on the next few cards. (can't beleive I'm posting them) Not my best work, I’m getting better controlling the water and the amount of crayon color is the trick. I will only get better the more I water color, practice, practice “just do it”. I have a feeling you will be seeing a lot more of it using this set.


Stamp set: Zoofari & Amazing to Zany
Inks: Classic Soft Sky, Kraft White, WWC Real Red & Chocolate Chip
Card stock: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky and Watercolor Paper
Accessories: Large and Small Oval Punches, Gel Pen, Tool Kit & Dimensionals

Pool Little Zebra

As the night went on trial and error, I did get better check out the little Zebra. Not to take the focus off my Water Coloring Talent. Check out the PAPER CLIP! My very best Stamping friend Audrey found them at Wal-Mart. It’s a pack of four different colors matching our Stampin’ Up! Colors, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa and Sage Shadow. They are The Loft Collection in the office supplies. Hey! I have just given out my first go and find it tip. I feel good even if I did not find them myself. Sharing is what it’s all about. Thank you for looking……


Stamp set: Zoofari, Flannel Plaid & Circle of Friendship
Inks: Classic Soft Sky, Kraft White, WWC Real Red & Chocolate Chip
Card stock: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky and Watercolor Paper
Accessories: Large and Small Oval Punches, Gel Pen, Tool Kit & Dimensionals

Clip Board and Card Tin

Now to something totally different I made this early in the summer. This was my Daughters, a place for her to keep important things organized and to get her started on sending out cards to all her friends. I used the perpetual calendar print outs that Beate over at SCS has on her Card Organizer. Here is the link:
And put them on the front of the monthly dividers inside the lunch tin. These have been a big hit. I have two in my stamp room I hope to complete over the next day or so and I’m going to donate them to our Support the Troops fundraiser on Sunday.

I have not learned how to show a word that you click on then it takes you to the link. Like I said my computer nerd is in Afghanistan. If anyone out there would like to tell me how, please send an email to HELP!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Birdie Birthday w/ Groovy Guava

Continuing on my quest to get comfortable with Groovy Guava here is my second card this morning. Now I’m running off to take Robert to his summer school program. Then pick up my Retired Stamps for my Open House tonight. My upline held a Crafter’s Garage Sale this past Saturday. Don’t forget I’m having one this Saturday, July 14th at my house. Playing with Zoofari another new stamp set from the NEW Fall-Winter Collection 2007.

Stamp Set: Zoofari and Amazing to Zany
Inks: Groovy Guava and Blue Bayou
Card Stock: Confetti Cream, Blue Bayou and Groovy Guava
Accessories: Large and small oval punches, Ribbon, Snips and Dimensionals

Groovin' with Groovy Guava

I’m up early again today to get a few hours before the day start for my children. So when the alarm went off at 5:30 I was up ate breakfast (yes, I’m one of those people that have to have breakfast) and my cup of hot tea (that’s the British part of me) then headed down to my stamp room. I did bring the laundry with me and started a load. Got this one finished before the first two interrupted me at 7:45 and I was well on my way to complete the second. Today I feel good the MOJO flow is back! Today I wanted to get going with the Groovy Guava not my favorite of the IN COLORS it need time to grow on me. Playing with Pick a Petal another new stamp set from the NEW Fall-Winter Collection 2007. The Pick a Petal set is designed to coordinate with our On Board Blossoms & Basics (page 180). You can decorate our chipboard with Designer Series paper. I’ll be doing that later today.


Stamp Set: Pick a Petal and It’s Your Birthday
Inks: Groovy Guava and Basic Black
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black and Groovy Guava
Accessories: Snips and Dimensionals

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Just One MORE!

Still playing with Baroque Motifs, this one was to include on my board for my Open House.


Stamp set: Baroque Motifs and Hugs and Wishes.
Inks: Basic Black, Wild Wasabi and Purely Pomegranate
Card Stock: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi & Naturals Ivory
Accessories: Snips, Dimensionals, 1/2" Circle Punch and Natural Hemp

Birthday Motifs

Creating for my Open House, I wanted to show the One Sheet Wonder and what you can do with it. This set is so perfect. I used an old standby sketch in addition this card can handle any occasion. We made it into a Birthday.


Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs and Hughs & Wishes
Inks: Pure Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky (NEW IN-COLOR 07-08)and Basic Black
Card Stock: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi and Basic Black
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

BB Riverboats Supporting OUR TROOPS

From the same post on our Yahoo Group another fellow Demonstrator Julie Doumont, drum roll....stepped up to the plate. On July 15 we will set sail on BB Riverboat for a fundraiser. We need donations and Julie gave me all the stuff pictured above. We still have room for more of you to join us or you can simply send a donation.

What great friends I have met through Stampin' Up! I have others that are donating and I will recognize each of them also.

Cards for The Troops

How cool is this! I posted a call for cards/card fronts to send to my son and his fellow Guardsman serving our country in Afghanistan. They don't have a Hallmark close so I'm sending them our handmade cards to send back to their loved ones. Well low and behold I get an email from a Fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator that I have never met. Today she came to my door with these beautiful cards with envelopes to send. I'm so appreciative of this gesture. When I sent her my address and directions she knew someone that lived on the main street that runs through my subdivision. Her brother and sister-in-law (I hope I got that right) live at the top of my street. Now you know "HOW COOL IS THIS?" Christina thank you very much. The cards and your kindness are greatly appreciated.

This is the Stampin' Up! "Statement of the heart" to love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile this we make a difference! Today Christina took this to heart.

Birthday Motifs

Kept this one simple I'm trying to stamp before the kids all get up and going. I'm getting up a 6 and getting what I can get done before Brandon(2)is with me at 7:30 or so. Got my hot tea and toast, came down started the laundry and started stamping. This is what I came up with. Quick and simple cut enough for my Open House and then discovered that the SQUARE METAL TAGS are discontinued. Well, I will certainly uses them all up. Not gonna change it now! I'm into the BLING with the new Rhinestone Brads, I love them!


Stamp sets: Baroque Motifs and Hugs & Wishes
Inks: Really Rust craft & Soft Sky (new incolor)
Card Stock: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou and Really Rust
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Rhinestone Brads, Dimensionals, Square Metal Tag

Thanks for stopping in to look.......

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Love it! Baroque Motifs

I have been busy catching up this weekend. Getting to play with my NEW STUFF I pre-ordered. I'm getting ready for my NEW CATALOG OPEN HOUSE and CONVENTION. This is my first completed swap card. I just love the new Rhinestone Brads adds just the right touch of BLING! Thanks for looking! Have a great day! :)

Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Very Vanilla and NEW Brocade Background Paper
Ink: Classic Chocolate Chip & Craft Old Olive
Other: Round Tab Punch, Rhinestone Brad, Dimensionals & Very Vanilla 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon


The Dormant List contains stamp sets that, while they have not been retired, will not be listed in the Fall/Winter Collection 2007. These sets are available for purchase from July 1 through January 1, 2007 and may or may not be listed again in future catalogs.

Item # Set Name Catalog Page # ('06-'07 Idea Book and Catalgo)

106638 Bodacious Bouquet 114
105038 Never Ending Joy 28
104243 Summer by the Sea 129
105280 Word by Word 168
100360 Acorns wheel 238
104070 Bloomin wheel 238
107466 Bodacious jumbo wheel 239
105750 Bouquet jumbo wheel 239
107481 Butterflies & Blossoms wheel 238
104279 Leaf Prints wheel 238
107480 True Heart wheel 238
105033 Wings & Things wheel 238

Fathers Day Card

Oh Boy! I have spent half of today learning how load my pictures from my camera and then post to my blog. I think I have it figured out. This was what my daughter and her friend made for Father's Day. We played all day it was fun watching them try and copy what I had done. They had Mod Podge everywhere (I should have taken a picture of that)but, they were proud of what they made.

4" coasters
Rubi Coil
Mod Podge
Treehouse Designer Series Double - Sided Paper (retired now)
SU Organdy Ribbon
All Year Cheer II (retired)
SU Markers More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Brocade Blue
Gigi Mega Scallop Punch
Coluzzle Cutter

Online Catalog

Hurray!!! July 1st is here and the new catalog is online. Click on the link Online CATALOG TO view it.
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