Thursday, June 28, 2007

So sorry it's been a while!!

I have been busy getting in those last minute orders and delivering. In fact by now, my club members should have all received their NEW CATALOG!! I’m telling you it pays to give the UPS man Peanut Butter Balls at Christmas, lol. I am very excited about the new papers, colors and layouts used throughout the catalog. Some GREAT ideas! I’m working on some swaps right now and will be posting some pictures soon!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

This is the information I received with the list!

Retired Accessories List is Here June 20, 2007
As we bid a fond farewell to this year's retiring stamp sets, we also say goodbye to our retiring accessories. Products are usually discontinued based on current trends or lower product sales to make room for new and exciting products. Please keep in mind that
Discontinued accessories are available until June 30, or while supplies last.
Quantities are limited to stock on hand, so once they're gone, they're gone! To help you communicate with customers, we will update the list daily by 6:00 PM (MT) to reflect item availability. Items can move quickly, so have your customers give you a second choice in case their first choice is out of stock.
Remind your customers that this is their last chance to stock up on 2006-2007 In Color ink, card stock, and ribbon. Suggest purchasing extra ink refills to extend the life of their In Color pads after these colors are no longer available.
Stamps and Stampin' Around wheels will be available through June 30.
In addition to discontinued items, many years we also have a number of items that are being offered in a different quantity or assortment in the upcoming catalog. This year, we're offering the following items differently in the Fall-Winter Collection 2007:
Select individual color packs of 12" x 12" card stock
Confetti White & Kraft Tiny Takeout boxes & tags
Select embossing powder colors
Select 1/4" grosgrain ribbon colors
Corner Rounder punch
These items appear on the retired list and will be retired in their current quantity or assortment, but you will be able to purchase these or similar items in a different configuration, quantity, or assortment in the Fall-Winter Collection 2007.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Well here it is....

Below you will find the list for the retired accessories. I will be placing an order promptly at 7:00 p.m. THIS evening to hopefully ensure everyone receiving her product choices. You will notice that some items are already unavailable, this must have either started off this way or happened between 12:30 and 6:30 this morning. I stayed up to see if it posted at midnight, lol.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Retirement list for accessories....

The retirement list for accessories will come out June 20th. I will email everyone who has given me an email address the list, others may see this list at the Stampin’ Up! Website or here on my blog. I will be putting in an order that evening (June 20th) at 7:00 p.m. sharp, to hopefully insure we get our items. If you are interested in placing an order please have it to me by then, thanks.

Attention Club Members!!!

Well it’s on its way!! Won’t be long and that new catalog will be in our hands!! I have pre-order and hope to have them delivered July 1st, and of course will deliver them right away! Meanwhile here are a few tid-bits to keep you excited!
Fall/Winter Collection from Stampin' Up!

1. Pretties Kit- The Pretties kit will have fabric flowers, hatpins, beads, rhinestone brads, and more.
2. Updated Simply Scrappin' kits- all of the patterned card stock will be double sided- giving you more patterns to choose from when creating your layouts, as well as solid colored textured card stock.
3. New Simply Sent Card Kits- these were a bit hit in the Winter and Spring Mini catalogs and the new catalog will feature several new kits. These kits will contain all of the stamps, card stock, ink and accessories to complete 10-20 cards (depending upon card size and accessories. In addition, the card stock will be pre-cut and folded and the stamps are die cut!
4. New coordinating Western line- stamps, designer series paper, and a new star punch, all combine to provide you with what you need to re-create the feel of the Wild Wild West!
5. Scallop punch. Wahoo!! Can’t wait for this!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Thank you!

Just wanted to say, “thanks" for all the kind and sweet comments, I’m so glad you’re enjoying this blog! More to come!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Shaker Cards.

This is a card from last years club. Each month I showed a different technique, this was a shaker card. I used little pasta alphabets for the inside. I stamped “Ah -Choo” using black StazOn on the transparency window.

Same card...different colors!

I made this one for a swap I was in on U.D.I.

Card Boulevard Team Meeting

Each month my Manager, Kelli, holds a team meeting at her home. We are called “Card Boulevard”. Each month Kelli gives us a sketch challenge, we are to make a card using the sketch and then they are posted, we then vote on our favorites. This was my card from a few months back. I had a little ink left in a re-inker bottle so I added about a teaspoon of Crystal Effects to it. I used this mixture on the center of the flower, which gave it a colored 3-D effect. I also sprinkled a little glitter into the Crystal Effects. I loved the look of this and can’t wait for more near-empty bottles. I also added the “bling bling” by stamping first with Versamark adding heat and stick powder, re-heating and adding the glitter. Gotta love that sparkle! If you click on the picture you will get the full effect.

Viewfinder Card.

This is a card I made for my Father-in-law’s Birthday. He LOVES pizza, so every Birthday and Father’s Day he receives Pizza Hut gift certificates from us. At first I hated to send him this as a gift but after racking my brain on what would make the perfect gift, I finally realized these G.C. really make his day. So now I rack my brain on different ways of sending them. Thought this idea of the viewfinder card was perfect with the pizza. We will make this type of card in club in the next coming months.

Birthday card.

This is another view of the card showing the pizza. This was a fun card to make and the possibilities are endless to what you could put in the viewfinder.

Friday, June 8, 2007


Coaster Squash Book

Two 4" x 4" square coastersTwo 4" x 4" pieces of cardstock or patterned paper for the covers
Three 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" pieces of cardstock for the inside pages
Double sided tape
Glue stick
Paper trimmer with cutting and scoring blade

Step 1. Cover your coasters with cardstock or patterned paper, trim around corners as necessary.
Step 2. Score each of the 7 1/2" cardstock squares in half at the 3 3/4" mark both vertically and horizontally.
Step 3. Score each cardstock in half once on the diagonal (from corner to corner).
Step 4. Fold on all scored lines.
Step 5. Take the middle piece and place it with the diagonal fold pointing down. Add double-sided tape on unscored quarters of the cardstock.
Step 6. Take the second piece of cardstock. The diagonal fold should point up. Adhere one square of that cardstock to one of the squares of the middle piece.
Step 7. Adhere the third piece of cardstock to the other side of the middle piece.
Step 8. Adhere the third piece of cardstock to the other side of the middle piece.
Step 9. Fold squash book. Add double-sided tape to the outside page.
Step 10. Adhere one covered coaster to the outside page
Step 11. Repeat on the other side. Adhere one covered coaster to the outside page.
Step 12. Add photos and journaling to finish the project. Different sized photo’s were and can be used, just make sure you cut the picture where it will lay on the score line to ensure it folds properly.
Step 13. Decorate the front. Run ribbon underneath the front image to tie the book on the side.

Use different sizes:12" x 12" paper scored at 6"8 1/2" x 8 1/2" paper scored at 4 1/4"Using mat board, cut 1/4" bigger than your inside pages for covers.

Inside there is plently of room for all those zoo pictures!

Can you believe it all folds up into such a neat little package? I have been making these for a long time and sold a few but none have ever been this cute. "TIP" Don’t have a Cuttlebug die cutter? Spritz your cardstock lightly with water, put it inside the folder and get out your handy dandy rolling pin and roll away. Let dry, viola, now you too are cuttlebugging!

Hey Ladies!

This month in club we will be making this cute little scrapbook album. The cover is made from 2 cardboard coasters. The “Wild About You” set worked perfect for this as most of us have zoo pictures. However, it could be made for any occasion. The background was made using a Cuttlebug embossing folder, I’m in love with these and they have so many choices. I rubbed over the top with an inked up sponge to deepen the embossing.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

This little scrapbook is about the size of your hand.

Will be cute filled up with some cute summer photo's.

Inside the scrapbook.

There are cute little places for tags and pictures.

Missi's Marvolous Mini Scrapbook.

Missi was one of the demonstrators for the evening and this was her project. I have dubbed Missi the Mini Scrapbook Master. She always has some new great idea to share.
We used the paper and die cut stickers from our current hostess Simply Scrappin’ kit to make this. With Missi’s great instructions it was a quick and easy project. I’m sure I will be posting more of Missi’s creations.

For this card, I stamped on a piece on transparency with white StazOn (a solvent base ink), using the curly Q’s stamp, this made a nice overlay. I used the same stamp on the cardstock underneath and added a few flowers.

Utah Divas International

This past Tuesday evening and every first Tuesday of the month I travel to Riverton (50 miles away) to attend a Utah Divas International Meeting hosted by my very dear friend Max. She is a fellow Brit and a great inspiration to a lot of demonstrators. Max formed her group and website in 2004 to develop friendships with other demonstrators. Max has reached out to many of us and has quite a large following. Of course being English was a big plus, lol, but Max is truly a kind and generous person. Each month she has a group meeting for fellow UDI members to attend. Recently, each of us has been taking turns coming up with a project to demonstrate and then everyone makes it. We also do a card swap. This was my swap using yummy new colors and stamp set available in July.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Shoebox Swap

I recently attended a shoebox swap, which is where you design a card, make up kits with all the items needed to make the card and then each attendee moves around the table making each others cards. This was by design for my card. I used puffy paint to make the icing appear 3-D.

Thank you for looking!