Jun 21, 2009

Goodbye to Soft Summer Forever!

Oooh, I'm SO sad to see *Soft Summer* gone forever. Today I checked the dormant list for the catalog that begins tomorrow and it's NOT on there, boo hoo! This is one stamp set I won't be getting rid of - it'll become part of my permanent rubber stamp collection. Here's a few last looks at this beautiful set!

I sort of copied the card that's in the Spring *Occasions* mini catalog but changed it up a little. I used the button Sizzix sizzlet die to cut out the button, and threaded it with linen thread. The thread also runs through the card for a natural look. I just noticed that each of these cards are paired up with a stamp set that's NOT retiring - in this card *Great Friend*, from the Occasions mini will be seen in the new catalog!

Lately I've been making these *Glitter/Lace* cards, they're SO much fun, it's like magic when you get the final design! I love using black with yellow, I think it looks very modern and classy. For this card I also used the *Matchbox Messages* set, which thankfully, has also made it into the new catalog, yay!!!

Finally, I wanted to make something bright and pretty, so I went with pink and green, hee hee!

*Oval All* is the set in this card that will be carried over into the new catalog.

Thanks for visiting today!!!!

Inspiration for today:
*We serve a God so rapt with wonders that their viewing requires an eternity.* - Max Lucado

Jun 19, 2009

Exclusive In Color Chart & upcoming set *Animal Stories*

Here's another exclusive sneak peak at the new upcoming IN COLORS that will be available for purchase on July 1st.

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This chart is from the July issue of *Stampin' Success* magazine, which is one of the perks of being a demonstrator - we get this free magazine every month and it's full of patterns, templates, samples, ideas, articles, news, lists of demonstrators winning different awards and milestones, and helpful guides and tips! It also showcases the monthly winning designs of the different contests going on: best scrapbook page, best 3-D item, best card, etc.. (the contests change from month to month).

*Animal Stories* & *Circle Circus* sneak peak!

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I made this card at my upline Brenda Keenan's house last week, isn't it so pretty? It has an Asian feel to it. Brenda cased it from *stampinangie* (splitcoaststampers) with some changes to come up with the card you see here! These sets, inks and papers will be available for purchase on July 1st!

Stamps: Animal Stories, Circle Circus
Cardstock: Crushed Curry (textured), Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede (textured), Whisper White
Inks Pads: Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede
Accessories: scallop border punch, round scallop, round circles, white grosgrain ribbon

inspirational quote:
You need not win God's love. You already have it. -Max Lucado

Jun 17, 2009

Sneak Peak at the spicy new In Colors for 2009-2010

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Here's a sneak peak at some of the new In Colors that will be available for purchase on July 1st! Aren't they so beautiful and rich? I thought the colors would make a perfect match with the *True Friend* set, since both this set and the new In Colors remind me a little of India. (I was fortunate to be able to visit there when I was 17!) One of the colors is called *Crushed Curry*. Doesn't it make your mouth water for Indian food?

Tomorrow I'll have another post showing all the new In Colors!

Techniques used: heat embossing, stamping with markers

• True Friend
• Thank You Kindly
• Whisper White card stock
• Rich Razzleberry (NEW!) card stock
• Melon Mambo (NEW!) card stock
• Crushed Curry (NEW!) card stock
• Dusty Durango(NEW!) card stock
• Bermuda Bay (NEW!) card stock
Stampin’ Up! Inks
• Crushed Curry (NEW!) Classic Ink Pad
• Rich Razzleberry (NEW!) Stampin' Write Marker
• Dusty Durango(NEW!) Stampin' Write Marker
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
• Rich Razzleberry (NEW!) Stampin' Write Marker
• Dusty Durango(NEW!) Stampin' Write Marker
• white gel pen
• versamark pad
• white embossing powder
• heat gun
• Photo Corners punch
• Eyelet Border Punch

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here is an inspirational quote:
*God is not just alive, but life itself.* -Max Lucado

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

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I'm so sad to see some of my most favorite stamp sets of all time retiring. *Heartfelt Thanks* is one of those sets. I'm having a hard time letting go of it and moving on to the new sets! There are so many things you can do with set, it's not even funny! This was one of those sets that you could use with the Watercolor Wonder Crayons, the Stampin' Markers, the Classic and Craft ink pads, the chalks... pretty much everything.

I'll be missing this set!!!!

I paired it up with the designer paper *Walk in the Park* and a silver basic *Jumbo Grommet*, both available in the *Occasions Mini Catalog*. The silver brads, white gel pen, grey taffeta ribbon and photo corners punch are all available in the main catalog.

For those of you who never had a chance to play with it, I highly encourage you to get it while you can. After June 30 it will be gone forever!

• Heartfelt Thanks (LAST CHANCE LIST)
• Whisper White card stock
• Basic Gray card stock
• Basic Black card stock
• Walk in the Park Designer Series double-sided cardstock (OCCASIONS MINI CATALOG)
• Baja Breeze Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Basic Black Classis Stampin' Pad
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
• White gel pen
• Basic Black Stampin' Write marker
• Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon
• Silver Brads
• Crafter's Tool Kit
• Stampin’ Dimensionals
• Basic Jumbo Grommets (Silver) (OCCASIONS MINI CATALOG)
• Photo Corners punch

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Jun 16, 2009


There are still lots of accessories left for purchase at discount prices! Check out the updated list. As of June 16, 2009. CLICK ON THE LIST BELOW TO ENLARGE IT!

If you'd like to purchase any of these, CLICK HERE - once you're at my website click on the SHOP NOW button in the upper right-hand corner!

Country Living Summer Cookout Kit! Available June 15 - August 31

Dates: June 15 - August 31, 2009

This summer, Stampin' Up! has partnered with Country Living magazine to create a unique craft kit, which they are featuring in their July 2009 issue. You will love how it can help create special memories with a fun and convenient, coordinated summer barbeque!


The exclusive Country Living Summer Cookout Kit includes the following products:

  • 8 die-cut table tents (2 each of 4 colors)
  • Die-cut components, bamboo skewers, and envelopes to create 8 shish kabob invitations
  • 12 die-cut coasters (3 each of 4 colors)
  • 16 die-cut tags (4 each of 4 colors)
  • 24 12" x 12" printed food wrapper sheets (12 each of 2 colors)
  • 4 printed recipe cards
  • 5 yards linen thread
  • Ruby Red Classic Stampin' Spot
  • Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Spot
  • Dig In stamp set (item number 116700)
See how Shelli Gardner, the founder of Stampin' Up! used the kit to throw a BBQ for her own family!

She even provided the directions to make this Origami Blitz Box that she used to hold the potato chips:

Using leftovers to create this cute little holiday decoration flag:

To purchase this kit, click here to go to my Stampin' Up website and then click on the SHOP NOW button!

Item #




Country Living Summer Cookout Kit $24.95

An inspirational verse for today:
Psalm 51:10-12
Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me from Your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.