Monday, July 28, 2008

Scaps can be fun!

Hi Stampers! I made the cards I am showing you today using some of the designer series paper scraps I had on hand. The designer series paper I used on these was Cutie Pie. This style of paper is on the retiring list so if you're interested you only have a short time left to place an order.
These cards were very easy to make using the 1-1/4" square punch. I basically punched a bunch of squares out of scraps and adhered them to Sahara Sand card stock in a patchwork pattern. The sentiments I used on the cards all came from the new stamp set which will be coming out in the new catalog. It is called Heard from the Heart. On the card above I also used some of the flowers from the Flower Fusion.
These cards would make great gifts and can be made using any type of paper and scraps. I think I may have to make some of these also using some of my new Bella Rose paper.

I have a very hectic week planned, but I will try to make sure I post some more of the projects I have been working on.
Happy Stamping~
Stamp set: Heard from the Heart
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point
Card stock: Sahara Sand, Certain Celery, Bashful Blue, Cutie Pie DSP
Other: Rhinestone brads, Flower Fusion, 1-1/4" Square Punch, Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon, Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon, Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon, Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

TaeKwonDo CD Case Gifts

Hi Stampers! I have a very cute project to show you today. While we were away on vacation I managed to take over 600 pictures of the TaeKwonDo Tournament!! I tried to make sure I got pictures of all of our team at some point throughout the week long event. Once I got home I sorted through all the pictures and burned each teammate's pictures to their own disc. I didn't just want to hand them the disc so I had to come up with some sort of holder to put them in.
I had my sister pick up these adorable TaeKwonDo stamps at Hobby Lobby for me since we don't have any of those stores here in Florida. Do you know how hard it is to find any type of Martial Arts stamps???? I stamped the images and colored them in using Stampin' Write Markers. I tried to make sure that I made the image look as much like each athlete as possible.

When coloring the images I made sure to watch skin tone colors, hair colors and of course the color of their belt.

I think this is a great way to preserve memories. I found the directions for the CD holder on another blog a long time ago and unfortunately I do not have it bookmarked. If you are the original creator of this project please let me know so I can give proper credit.

Hope you enjoyed these as much as I enjoyed making them. Have a great week stampers!
Happy Stamping~
Stamp set: Karate Girl, Karate Boy (Stampabilities)
Ink: Basic Black
Card stock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red
Other: Computer, Stampin' Write Markers

Monday, July 21, 2008

Retiring Accessories List

Hi Stampers! Stampin' Up! released the list of all the accessories which will be retiring. These items will only be available while supplies last so if you need to order any of these get me your order ASAP. In previous years these supplies sold out very quickly.

109200Accents & Elements Build A Flower - Sold Out
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 - Sold Out
108644 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Purely Pomegranate - Sold Out

103975 Card Stock Brushed Copper- Sold Out
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* - Sold Out
110729 Notes & Envelopes Scallop Notes
109119 Notes & Envelopes Gift Notes
109018 Classic Stampin' Ink Blue Bayou - Sold Out
109019 Classic Stampin' Ink Groovy Guava
109017 Classic Stampin' Ink Purely Pomegranate - Sold Out
109016 Classic Stampin' Ink River Rock - Sold Out
109015 Classic Stampin' Ink Soft Sky
109020 Classic Stampin' Ink Wild Wasabi - Sold Out
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* - Sold Out
109160 Designer Series Paper Fall Flowers - Sold Out
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* - Sold Out
109175 Designer Series Paper Prints Almost Amethyst* - Sold Out

109177 Designer Series Paper Prints Always Artichoke
110696 Designer Series Paper Prints Bali Breeze
109173 Designer Series Paper Prints Blue Bayou - Sold Out
109174 Designer Series Paper Prints Brilliant Blue
109178 Designer Series Paper Prints Certainly Celery
109169 Designer Series Paper Prints Close to Cocoa* - Sold Out
109168 Designer Series Paper Prints Groovy Guava* - Sold Out
109171 Designer Series Paper Prints Lovely Lilac
109172 Designer Series Paper Prints More Mustard - Sold Out
109176 Designer Series Paper Prints Old Olive
109170 Designer Series Paper Prints Pumpkin Pie - Sold Out
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 - Sold Out
109163 Designer Series Paper Prints Tempting Turquoise - Sold Out
110698 Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Break
110273 Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Fling* - Sold Out
110271 Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Silhouettes
110272 Designer Series Paper Prints Western Sky
107299 Envelope Confetti Cream Medium
105320 Eyelets Basic - Sold Out
100375 Eyelets Bold Brights - Sold Out

100381 Eyelets Earth Elements - Sold Out
107233 Eyelets Fresh Favorites I
107234 Eyelets Fresh Favorites II
105316 Eyelets Rich Regals
100378 Eyelets Soft Subtles - Sold Out
105515 Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter - Sold Out
105531 Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass - Sold Out
105532 Hodgepodge Hardware Aged Copper - Sold Out
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 - Sold Out
109227 Punch Box Three For You - Sold Out
102686 Punch Handheld Rectangle
100271 Pure Color Pencils
109060 Ribbon Double-Stitched Blue Bayou - Sold Out
109063 Ribbon Double-Stitched Groovy Guava - Sold Out
109061 Ribbon Double-Stitched Purely Pomegranate - Sold Out

109062 Ribbon Double-Stitched River Rock*
109059 Ribbon Double-Stitched Soft Sky - Sold Out
109058 Ribbon Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi - Sold Out
109189 Ribbon Originals Beachfront*
109187 Ribbon Originals District*
109188 Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale
109185 Ribbon Originals Jersey*
109184 Ribbon Originals Sherbet
109186 Ribbon Originals Theater
110716 Ribbon Striped Grosgrain Wild Wasabi*
110281 Rub-Ons Cherished Memories* - Sold Out
110284 Rub-Ons Eastern Elegance*
110285 Rub-Ons Urban West*
110557 Simply Scrappin' Boho Blend
109610 Simply Scrappin' Confetti - Sold Out
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 - Sold Out
110587 Simply Scrappin' Summer Days
110577 Simply Scrappin' Tie The Knot
111184 Simply Sent Friendly Notes
109228 Simply Sent Simple Delights - Sold Out
109229 Simply Sent Three Thoughts- Sold Out

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 - Sold Out
109680 Stampin'Around Wheel Meow
109677 Stampin'Around Wheel Mistletoe - Sold Out
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 - Sold Out
107468 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Nature Hike
108980 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Petals
107464 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Rough Texture - Sold Out
111261 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Spunky Spots
109554 Stampin' Color Index Labels - Sold Out
109553 Stampin' Color Index Labels (French)
106694 Stampin' Kids Markers
101399 Stipple Brushes - Sold Out
102673Zig Painty

Updated to show items which have already sold out as of 08/04/2008.

The items with the * by them are the selected items which are also 25% off while supplies last.

Happy Stamping~

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Discounted Retiring Accessorires

For the first time Stampin' Up! is running a special discount of some of the accessories which will be retiring the end of the month. The complete list of accessories that will be retiring will be available of July 21st. Stampin' Up! has chosen these items which will be offered at a 25% off savings. Please note that this offer is only good while supplies last and once these accessories are gone they will no longer be available. This offer will officially start on Monday, but feel free to contact me with you order sooner to be sure to get in on these great discounts.

Item# Pg Description Price listed is after the 25% discount
109117 167 Pocket Notes assortment $7.46
110479 168 Jersey Shore Designer Series paper $7.46
110699 168 East Coast Prep Designer Series paper $7.46
109159 169 Flowers For You Designer Series paper $7.46
110273 169 Spring Fling Designer Series paper $7.46
110748 170 Notebook Designer Series paper $7.46
109153 170 Porcelain Prints Designer Series paper $7.46
110751 171 Azure Designer Series paper $7.46
109164 171 River Rock Prints Designer Series paper $7.46
109175 171 Almost Amethyst Prints Designer Series paper $7.46
109168 171 Groovy Guava Prints Designer Series paper $7.46
109169 171 Close to Cocoa Prints Designer Series paper $7.46
110284 182 Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons $8.21
110285 182 Urban West Rub-Ons $8.21
110281 182 Cherished Memories Rub-Ons $8.21
109185 190 Jersey Ribbon Originals $9.71
109187 190 District Ribbon Originals $9.71
109189 190 Beachfront Ribbon Originals $9.71
110716 191 Wild Wasabi striped grosgrain ribbon $5.96
109062 191 River Rock double-stitched grosgrain ribbon $6.71

**Please note that the Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon and the Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon have already sold out and are no longer available.

In addition to the items on the list, don't forget Stampin' Up! also has 25% off on it's Hodge Podge Hardware (sale price on each is listed below) while supplies last.
105532 188 Aged Copper Hodge Podge Hardware $20.96
105531 188 Antique Brass Hodge Podge Hardware $20.96
105515 188 Pewter Hodge Podge Hardware $20.96

More new goodies...

Hi Stampers! Can you believe that it is the end of July already and the Christmas season is right around the corner? I always seem to be frantically making and sending out my Christmas cards at the last minute. Oh, I always have every intention of starting them in October, but one thing or another seems to come up and before I know it it is the middle of December with nothing to show for myself. Well, I promised myself that this year would be different! I will be strating to make my Christmas cards from now until December. :0)

One thing I really enjoy about being a demo is being able to pre-order items and hostess sets before they are offically available. I love being the first one to have something! When I saw the pictures of the new level 2 and 3 hostess sets I knew I was going to pre-order my 2 favorites. The set I think I fell in love with the most is called Deer Friends (Level 2 Hostess set). There are 8 stamps in this set which are all similar to the Batty for You set. All the stamps in this set feature a different holiday icon. (an angel, a gingerbread man, a reindeer, a snowman, a present, a Christmas Tree, a nativity, a Santa) I chose to use the cute reindeer image for this card. I stamped him in chocolate chip ink and punched him out using the 1-1/4" circle punch. Then I punched a piece of Riding Hood Red with the 1-3/8" circle punch and also punched a scarp piece of Chocolate Chip with the scallop punch. These were all layered together. I added crystal effects and dazzling diamonds to his nose to give him some character. The background paper is the new Bella Rose DSP which will also be coming out in the new catalog. It is absolutely beautiful. The sentiment is from another new set called Heard From the Heart. It seemed to coordinate so well with this card.

Happy Stamping~

Stamp set: Deer Friends, Herad from the Heart

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red

Card stock: Chocolate Chip, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red
Other: Blender Pen, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Ribbon, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Punch

Friday, July 18, 2008

Groovy Birthday

Hi Stampers! Don't worry if you're feeling a little deja vu. I know this card looks similar to the one I posted yesterday. I used a similar layout on this card as well as the same color scheme. I must say that when I first saw the Kiwi Kiss new In Color I thought it was too much like Old Olive. Then I started playing with it and now I absolutely LOVE it! It is a more limey, almost a Caribbean green. I love it combined with the Pacific Point. They are so bright and cheery together.

This card was so easy to assemble and create. The solid flower image from the Wow Flower set is stamped in all the new In Colors randomly on a sheet of Whisper White card stock. This was layered onto a piece of Pacific Point and then onto the Kiwi Kiss card base. I used my scallop edge punch (have I mentioned how much I LOVE this thing???) on a piece of Tangerine Tango and adhered that to the image panel. The flower was again stamped with Riding Hood onto Whisper White card sock. This is punched out with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch. I then punched out a piece of pink pirouette with a 1-3/8" circle punch and adhered it to a piece of Pacific Point which was punched using the scallop punch. I added a silver brad to the center of the flower and added it to the front of my card. Quick, easy and CUTE!!!

Happy Stamping~

Stamp set: Wow Flowers
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Pink Pirouette, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black
Card stock: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
Other: 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, White Gel Pen, Silver Brad

Groovy Thank You

Whew! It has been awhile since I have been able to post! Sorry about that. Things have been so hectic around here lately and I have been just swamped. I have a lot of things to share with you. First of all, my new items from my pre-order arrived this week and I was able to play a little bit. I had another demo who was visiting the area from Ohio contact me and we set up a "play date" to share new ideas with the new sets. (Hi Carrie!!!) The card I am showing today uses all the new in colors and one of the new stamp sets called Wow Flowers which will be available next month when the new catalogs come out. This set reminds me of the 60's and I love the way this card turned out. The colors are so bright and fun.The card also features the new scallop border punch (I LOVE THIS!!!!) and the new buttons. Both of these items will also be available in the new catalog.
One of the reasons I have not been posting is because of the trip we took to WI to watch the boys compete in the AAU TaeKwonDo Nationals Championships. I am pleased to say the our entire team did extremely well. Being the proud momma that I am I need to take just a few moments to brag a little about my boys. My oldest took 3rd place in sparring and has qualified to try out for the Jr. National Team in September!! We are so proud of him. This is also another reason I have not been posting to my blog lately. He is under intense training now and I have been running him back and forth to training and regular classes. He and another teammate qualified for this honor and have been training 6 days a week to make their dream come true. If they make the National Team they will travel all over the world to compete.

Now if that alone did not make me proud, my youngest also out did himself again this year. He brought home the gold medal in sparring. He is now a THREE time National Champion!!! This is the first year in which I was able to go and watch him compete like this. The other 2 years he was National Champ I was unable to get the time off from work so I only got to hear about how well he fought. It was also a real treat for our entire family, since all of our family living in WI came to cheer both the boys on. I am so blessed and lucky to have such great kids!

Happy Stamping~
Stamp set: Wow Flowers (from the new catalog)
Ink: Tangerine Tango,Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point,Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette,Riding Hood Red
Card stock: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, WW
Other: Scallop Border Punch, Paper Piercer, Striped Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Button