Thursday, June 28, 2007

Dialing up Dinner

This has been one of those weeks. You know when it all passes by in a blur? It's been good but hectic. I have been running kids everywhere, working , cleaning, laundry, prepping for stamping events, and just trying to stay sane! My son Nicholas played 2 soccer games. He got his very first goal this season on Wednesday. Sadly, I had to miss the game. :(

I have been playing around with my stamps trying to come up with some good convention swaps. This one is one that didn't make the cut. It was my first viewmaster card. It's not super difficult but it is putzy. My idea was to take the chef from the Viola stamp set and have dial turn to show different things on the chef's platter. You can see from the chef's three different pictures what shows up on his platter. It was too putzy to get the stuff to line up just right in the window so I wont be mass producing these for swaps. I have some other fun stuff underway though. I probably wont post those until after convention so I don't spoil the surprise for others. ;)

To view a tutorial on Viewmaster cards check here: Viewmaster tutorial

I hope you enjoy this card!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Ahoy Matey

I always think this ship would make a good happy retirement, goodbye, wedding(have a happy life together sailing into the sunset), etc.
card. It's from the Ahoy Matey Pirate set but it has lots of possibilities beyond that. This is a very simplified version of a card made by stamps4funinCA . There is a challenge on SCS to CASE one of her cards. You are supposed to change at least 3 things on the card. I changed way more than that! lol. Still, it's a great starting point for a card. Check out the challenge here:
SCS challenge

I can't believe how much I am loving the River Rock color. It's a new In Color in the Fall/Winter catty coming out July 1. Here is what I used to make this card:

Stamp set: Ahoy Matey
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, River Rock, Not Quite Navy, Purely Pomengranate, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Watercolor Paper, Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Purely Pomengranate
Other: Aquapainter, Crafter's Tool kit, Pewter Hodgepodge hardware, linen thread

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Stampin' Up! Retiring Accessories

The list is out for those accessories that are retiring from the Stampin' Up! catalogue. The items on the list are only while supplies last. Some may be sold out before the end of June so contact me or your Stampin' Up! demo to order while you can!

Here is the list:

2007 Discontinued Accessories List


104270 Beads Brights

104269 Beads Earths

104271 Beads Neutrals

104268 Beads Regals

104267 Beads Subtles

104583 Brads Vintage


105100 Book Kit Saddle Stitch Assortment 5

105104 Saddle Stitch Book Kit Assortment 1

105097 Accordion Book Kit Assortment 1

107672 Accordion Book Kit Assortment 2

107673 Accordion Book Kit Assortment 3

105094 Accordion Book Kit Assortment 4

105093 Accordion Book Kit Assortment 5

105104 Book Kit Saddle Stitch Assortment 1

107674 Book Kit Saddle Stitch Assortment 2

107675 Book Kit Saddle Stitch Assortment 3

105101 Book Kit Saddle Stitch Assortment 4


102133 Bookmark Large


105079 Boxes & Tags Bloomin Confetti White & Kraft

107253 Boxes & Tags Bloomin Earth Elements

107256 Boxes & Tags Bloomin Kraft

107257 Boxes & Tags Petal Card Bold Brights

107258 Boxes & Tags Petal Card Earth Elements

107261 Boxes & Tags Petal Card Kraft

105085 Boxes & Tags Purse Confetti White & Kraft

107248 Boxes & Tags Purse Earth Elements

107251 Boxes & Tags Purse Kraft

107249 Boxes & Tags Purse Rich Regals

107250 Boxes & Tags Purse Soft Subtles

107241 Boxes & Tags Tiny Takeout Bold Brights

107245 Boxes & Tags Tiny Takeout Confetti White & Kraft

107242 Boxes & Tags Tiny Takeout Earth Elements

107243 Boxes & Tags Tiny Takeout Rich Regals

107244 Boxes & Tags Tiny Takeout Soft Subtles

107252 Boxes & Tags Bloomin Bold Brights

107254 Boxes & Tags Bloomin Rich Regals

107255 Boxes & Tags Boomin Soft Subtles

105073 Boxes & Tags Petal Card Confetti White & Kraft

107259 Boxes & Tags Petal Card Rich Regals

107260 Boxes & Tags Petal Card Soft Subtles

107247 Boxes & Tags Purse Bold Brights


106673 Card Stock Buckaroo Blue 8 1/2 x 11

106672 Card Stock Cool Caribbean 8 1/2 x 11

106669 Card Stock Cranberry Crisp 8 1/2 x 11

106683 Card Stock In Color 2007 Assorted 12 x 12

106681 Card Stock In Color 2007 Assorted 8 1/2 x 11

106674 Card Stock Marigold Morning 8 1/2 x 11

106670 Card Stock True Thyme 8 1/2 x 11

106671 Card Stock Vintage Violet 8 1/2 x 11

107109 Cardstock Gable Green 12 x 12

107074 Cardstock 12 x 12 Going Gray

103154 Cardstock 8 1/2 x 11 Going Gray

107078 Cardstock Almost Amethyst 12 x 12

107081 Cardstock Apricot Appeal 12 x 12

106538 Cardstock Ballet Blue 12 x 12

106543 Cardstock Barely Banana 12 x 12

107082 Cardstock Blush Blossom 12 x 12

107092 Cardstock Bordering Blue 12 x 12

106533 Cardstock Bravo Burgundy 12 x 12

107098 Cardstock Cameo Coral 12 x 12

107101 Cardstock Close to Cocoa 12 x 12

107071 Cardstock Confetti White & Cream 12 x 12

106536 Cardstock Creamy Caramel 12 x 12

107085 Cardstock Elegant Eggplant 12 x 12

107096 Cardstock Garden Green 12 x 12

106539 Cardstock Glorious Green 12 x 12

107110 Cardstock Green Galore 12 x 12

106534 Cardstock Handsome Hunter 12 x 12

107077 Cardstock Lavender Lace 12 x 12

107068 Cardstock Naturals Whisper Whiet & Ivory 12 x 12

106547 Cardstock Night of Navy 12 x 12

107095 Cardstock Not Quite Navy 12 x 12

107104 Cardstock Orchid Opulence 12 x 12

107083 Cardstock Pale Plum 12 x 12

107084 Cardstock Perfect Plum 12 x 12

107106 Cardstock Pink Passion 12 x 12

107105 Cardstock Pixie Pink 12 x 12

107099 Cardstock Really Rust 12 x 12

106537 Cardstock Ruby Red 12 x 12

107079 Cardstock Sage Shadow 12 x 12

107097 Cardstock Summer Sun 12 x 12

107090 Cardstock Taken with Teal 12 x 12

107103 Cardstock Tempting Turquoise 12 x 12

107108 Cardstock Yo Yo Yellow 12 x 12

107107 Cardstock Only Orange 12 x 12


107411 Classy Brass Bodacious Bouquet

107410 Classy Brass Finest Flourishes

107409 Classy Brass Love It

104292 Classy Brass Shapes

105589 Classy Brass Simply Circles

100400 Classy Brass Snowflakes

105586 Classy Brass Wonderful Words


101028 Cello Bags Gusset Large

100664 Cello Bags Gusset Medium

107231 Classic Stampin Ink Refill Buckaroo Blue

107230 Classic Stampin Ink Refill Cool Caribbean

107228 Classic Stampin Ink Refill Cranberry Crisp

107227 Classic Stampin Ink Refill Marigold Morning

107229 Classic Stampin Ink Refill True Thyme

107232 Classic Stampin Ink Refill Vintage Violet

107225 Classic Stampin Pad Buckaroo Blue

107224 Classic Stampin Pad Cool Caribbean

107222 Classic Stampin Pad Cranberry Crisp

107221 Classic Stampin Pad Marigold Morning

107223 Classic Stampin Pad True Thyme

107226 Classic Stampin Pad Vintage Violet

103136 Craft Stampin Ink Refill Going Gray

102669 Craft Stampin Pad Going Gray

104281 Encore Ink Refill Copper

104280 Encore Pad Copper

101982 Tattoo ink refill black

101562 Tattoo ink refill navy


107278 Fancy Fibers Annie

107280 Fancy Fibers Hannah

107279 Fancy Fibers Scarlet

107281 Fancy Fibers Tiffany

104302 Cord Copper

104303 Cord Gold

104304 Cord Silver

101637 Ribbon Grosgrain Apple Green

105371 Ribbon Grosgrain Apricot

102712 Ribbon Grosgrain Black

100538 Ribbon Grosgrain Bluebird

105372 Ribbon Grosgrain Burgundy

105373 Ribbon Grosgrain Celery

105374 Ribbon Grosgrain Chocolate

100455 Ribbon Grosgrain Cream

105375 Ribbon Grosgrain Eggplant

102950 Ribbon Grosgrain French Blue

105376 Ribbon Grosgrain Handsome Hunter

101666 Ribbon Grosgrain Light Orchid

101926 Ribbon Grosgrain Light Pink

101298 Ribbon Grosgrain Maize

105377 Ribbon Grosgrain Mustard

105378 Ribbon Grosgrain Navy

102682 Ribbon Grosgrain Red

101569 Ribbon Grosgrain Rose

103114 Ribbon Grosgrain Spring Moss

103064 Ribbon Grosgrain Tangerine

101156 Ribbon Grosgrain Taupe

102119 Ribbon Grosgrain Turquoise

102819 Ribbon Grosgrain White

104254 Ribbon Organdy Narrow Black

102217 Ribbon Organdy Narrow Blue

104259 Ribbon Organdy Narrow Celery

104257 Ribbon Organdy Narrow Gold

100589 Ribbon Organdy Narrow Ivory

103019 Ribbon Organdy Narrow Light Pink

104256 Ribbon Organdy Narrow Navy

104253 Ribbon Organdy Narrow Silver

101613 Ribbon Organdy Narrow White

104260 Ribbon Organdy Narrow Wine

103315 Ribbon Organdy Wide Black

100525 Ribbon Organdy Wide Ivory

101224 Ribbon Organdy Wide Red

102978 Ribbon Organdy Wide White

106807 Ribbon Originals Prep School

106809 Ribbon Originals Rustic Retreat

106806 Ribbon Originals Seaside

106808 Ribbon Originals Sweet Shop

107886 Ribbon Stitched Grosgrain Cranberry Crisp

107884 Ribbon Stitched Grosgrain True Thyme

107885 Ribbon Stitched Grosgrain Vintage Violet

104258 Ribbon Organdy Narrow Olive


107061 Designer Series Paper Dots & Dashes

105365 Designer Series Paper Oxford

107407 Designer Series Paper Playhouse Double Sided

104136 Designer Series Paper Pool Party

107064 Designer Series Paper Rebecca

107295 Designer Series Paper Recollections

107062 Designer Series Paper Sarah

107308 Designer Series Paper Sentimental Journey

106686 Designer Series Paper Spring Flowers Double Sided

107461 Timeworn Collection Paper Relics

105368 Timeworn Collection Paper Rustic

106685 Designer Series Paper Spring Showers Double Sided

107406 Designer Series Paper Treehouse Double Sided

105367 Timeworn Collection Paper Weathered

105366 Designer Series Paper Cambridge

107405 Designer Series Paper Four Seasons Double Sided

104135 Designer Series Paper Slumber Party

105369 Timeworn Collection Paper Heirloom


100091 Embossing Stacks Brights

100089 Embossing Stacks Earths

100090 Embossing Stacks Regals

100088 Embossing Stacks Subtles

102440 Stampin Emboss Powder Black

100442 Stampin Emboss Powder Classy Copper

101058 Stampin Emboss Powder Crystal Clear

101040 Stampin Emboss Powder Detail Black

101781 Stampin Emboss Powder Detail Silver

100963 Stampin Emboss Powder Detail White

100837 Stampin Emboss Powder Gold Glory

103273 Stampin Emboss Powder Sterling Silver

105323 Stampin Emboss Powder Vanilla

100551 Stampin Emboss Powder Winter White

101428 Stampin Emboss Powder Detail Clear

103342 Stampin Emboss Powder Detail Gold


101319 Lumiere

104299 Pearl Ex Assortment I

104300 Pearl Ex Assortment II

104301 Pearl Ex Assortment II

103682 Magic Mesh Black

104198 Magic Mesh Linen

103681 Magic Mesh Natural

107420 Magic Mesh Red

103680 Magic Mesh White


103373 Metal Edge Tags Aluminum Vellum Circles

103371 Metal Edge Tags Aluminum Vellum Square

103889 Metal Edge Tags Brass Vellum Circles

103887 Metal Edge Tags Brass Vellum Squares

103890 Metal Edge Tags Brass White Circles

103888 Metal Edge Tags Brass White Squares

103893 Metal Edge Tags Copper Vellum Circles

103891 Metal Edge Tags Copper Vellum Squares

103894 Metal Edge Tags Copper White Circles

103892 Metal Edge Tags Copper White Squares


107924 On Board ATC Trio Album

107922 Page Proectors Ring ATC


107413 Punch Box Designer Label

104391 Punch Corner Slot Simplicity

104392 Punch Daisy

104407 Punch Notched Corner

104406 Punch Paper Piecing

104398 Punch Snowflake

103381 Punch Corner Pocket Square Steps

103378 Punch Corner Rounder Small

103380 Punch Corner Slot Wrought Iron


107451 Simply Scrappin Friends & Flowers

106596 Simply Scrappin I’m Here Girl

107453 Simply Scrappin All the Trimmings

107456 Simply Scrappin At Home

106597 Simply Scrappin I’m Here Boy

106595 Simply Scrappin In Full Bloom

107457 Simply Scrappin Party Pieces

106592 Simply Scrappin Summer Sketches

107455 Simply Scrappin Tickets & Tokens

107460 Simply Scrappin Today & Always

107454 Simply Scrappin Out & About


100659 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Almost Amethyst

107265 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Always Artichoke Jumbo

105202 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Apricot Appeal

107269 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Apricot Appeal Jumbo

101516 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Barely Banana

101678 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Blush Blossom

101186 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Bordering Blue

103198 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Brocade Blue

107263 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Brocade Blue Jumbo

102785 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Cameo Coral

107268 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Certainly Celery Jumbo

100654 Stampin Around Cartridge Creamy Caramel

103671 Stampin Around Cartridge Creamy Caramel Jumbo

105195 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Elegant Eggplant

102117 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Gable Green

103252 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Garden Green

101821 Stampin Around Cartridge Going Gray

100802 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Green Galore

107266 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Green Galore Jumbo

101256 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Lovely Lilac

102871 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Mellow Moss

100566 Stampin’ Around Cartridge More Mustard

103027 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Night of Navy

103084 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Not Quite Navy

107270 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Not Quite Navy Jumbo

102021 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Old Olive

101366 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Only Orange

100809 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Orchid Opulence

101519 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Pale Plum

101139 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Perfect Plum

102667 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Pink Passion

100562 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Pretty in Pink

102927 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Really Rust

105196 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Regal Rose

100520 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Rose Red

107264 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Rose Red Jumbo

102047 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Ruby Red

101475 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Sage Shadow

107262 Stampin’ Around Cartridge So Saffron Jumbo

100660 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Summer Sun

100460 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Taken With Teal

107267 Stampin’ Around Cartridge Tempting Turquoise Jumbo

102576 Stampin Around Cartridge Un-inked Three Cell

102879 Stampin Around Cartridge Un-inked Two Cell

102361 Stampin’ Around Cartridge YoYo Yellow


105031 Stampin Write Journaler Always Artichoke

104179 Stampin Write Journaler Ballet Blue

105334 Stampin Write Journaler Bravo Burgundy

105028 Stampin Write Journaler Close to Cocoa

104177 Stampin Write Journaler Lovely Lilac

104176 Stampin Write Journaler More Mustard

105030 Stampin Write Journaler Night of Navy

104175 Stampin Write Journaler Old Olive

104174 Stampin Write Journaler Pale Plum

105029 Stampin Write Journaler Pixie Pink

104173 Stampin Write Journaler Real Red

104180 Stampin Write Journaler Sage Shadow


103646 Stampin Stack & Store

103648 Stampin Stack


105812 Write Me a Memory Font CD Volume I

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Paper Piecing

This was a card I made for a shoebox swap with my downline at our meeting last week. I used the new set Year After Year. You can view the entire set in Fall/Winter Preview here: Fall/Winter Preview
I also used Little pieces for a background stamped in White craft ink on the Kraft card stock. I stamped the elephant in black on the polka dot designer paper and then cut the elephant out. I stamped the elephant again on the whisper white and taped the polka dot elephant on top. Here is a list of the supplies used:
Stamps: Year after Year, Hugs and Wishes(new set), Little Pieces
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, White Craft, Soft Sky
Card stock: Whisper White, Kraft, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal
Other: Soft Sky Designer Paper, Celery grosgrain ribbon, white narrow organdy ribbon, linen thread, hodgepodge hardware

Monday, June 11, 2007

Playing with new stuff!

These are a couple of samples from the Fall/Winter preview sets I ordered. I'm trying to figure out some swaps. The cake one is a new all occasion set called Year After Year. The flower one is from a set called Pick a Petal. Lots of possibilities with this one.

Below are pictures of how I did the petals for my flower card. I stamped the petal on Whisper White card stock. I layed the large oval punch over the petal and punched it out. It's a simple way to do the petals! You can hand cut them out as well. This just gives you a different look.
Try it with the small oval punch for a smaller flower.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

My new stamping toys from the Stampin' Up! Fall/Winter preview are here! I had this card idea noodling around in my head since I first saw this stamp set. I was so happy when I put ink to paper that it worked out much like I had pictured it!

Stamp set: Baroque motifs
Ink: Craft white, Ruby Red craft ink
Card stock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Other: rhinestone square brads, glue dots, stampin' dimensionals

Friday, June 8, 2007


One of my favorite things about Stampin' Up! is their 48 colors! I LOVE that I can buy matching cardstock, ink, markers, ribbon, eyelets, buttons, brads, etc. It makes coordinating so easy!
Now that they are introducing 6 new In Colors each year it just gives me more possibilities to play with. They will be retiring the 2006/2007 In Colors Cool Caribbean, True Thyme, Cranberry Crisp, Marigold Morning, Vintage Violet, and Buckaroo Blue. While I will miss demonstrating with these colors I am excited about the new ones coming! They are Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava, River Rock, Soft Sky, and Blue Bayou. You can check them out in the link on the right of my website in the Fall/Winter Preview.

With so many colors to play with the combinations are endless. I ran across a fun tool on SCS awhile back and ran across it again recently. It's a color combo tool: SU color combo site I don't know who to give credit to for this wonderful site. If it's you, let me know so I can credit you! You can plug in your own color combinations, have it select random combinations for you, and even save your favorite ones. It's amazing! You can click on the SU color combo site link above or click on the SU color combo site under my Stampin' Up! links on the left of my blog. Let me know what you think about it.

My new Preview order comes today! I can't wait!!!! I will have some new projects to share with you soon using my new stamping toys. :)

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Sneak Peek

Do you like new stuff? Are you the type of person who likes to open presents before you should? Are you dying to see what's coming in the new Stampin' Up! catty? Then this sneak peek is for you! Just click on the link on the right side of my blog under Stampin' Up! links: Fall/Winter Preview to get a sneak peek at what's coming in the Fall/Winter Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalogue. If you are on my mailing list, many of you will be receiving a hard copy of this in the mail in a week or so. This is just a teaser of what's to come in July. Are you loving the rhinestone brads as much as me? How about that gorgeous Baroque Designer Paper? I could just eat it up!!! You wont be able to order this stuff until July 1. But I should have some of this stuff in my hot little hands in a week or so. I wont leave you hangin'. I will be posting some fabulous samples using the new stamps, inks, and papers. I can't wait! It's just another of the wonderful perks of being a Stampin' Up! demo. I can get some of the new stuff early. LOVE IT!!!

Even though we are getting some exciting new stuff I want to remind you of the Stampin' Up! retired Stamps list. This is the biggest retirement list since I became a demonstrator almost 5 years ago. You only have until the end of June to order them! If you LOVE the 2006/2007 In Colors(Cranberry Crisp, Cool Caribbean, Marigold Morning, Vintage Violet, True Thyme, and Buckaroo Blue) you only have until the end of June to order ink refills and extra card stock. Give me or your demonstrator a call before time runs out!

CUTE AS A BUG. Do you ever wonder where this saying came from? I DON'T think bugs are cute. But I sure do think this bug set from Stampin' Up! is! I made this bug card for my 10/10 class in June. I borrowed ideas from different artists on SCS and came up with a simplified boy version of this bug card. I have 2 boys and am always needing boy birthday cards for the parties they go to. This ought to do the trick!

Materials used: Cute as a Bug stamp set
Card stock: Chocolate Chip, Buckaroo Blue, Mellow Moss, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Buckaroo Blue
Other: Mellow Moss and More Mustard Stampin' Write markers, spiral punch