Monday, December 31, 2007

Blog Candy Prize

Don't forget to submit those New Year's Resolutions to be entered into the drawing for my first blog candy! This is a picture of what I will be sending the winner, it contains a spool of ribbon with several pieces of cardstock and coordinating brads, eyelets, buttons, etc. I may find a few more things to throw in after a trip to Michaels!! Enjoy.

Happy New Year Bloggers!

I hope you all have a wonderful New Year! I wanted to share a little card I threw together tonight before settling in to watch the ball drop! This card uses very few supplies but I think it turned out cute.

***added later****I forgot to mention that this was CASE'd from Splitcoast Stampers! I hate it when I forget to give credit - my readers should always note that I rarely come up with anything totally on my own!!!

I also want to share some info with my stamp campers: You all know how I sometimes have a "yard sale" table with the retired stamp sets, punches, etc that I don't want anymore? Well...I have soooo many to get rid of now that I am going to pick a few sets at each camp to have a silent auction with. I realize that everyone does not get an equal opportunity to purchase things when I do the yard sale thing because it is just 1st come, 1st serve so this way you girls can just fight it out! I will start each stamp set at $5 and you all will bid in increments of $1 until 9:00.

Card Details
Stamps: Time Well Spent (hostess gift from the new catty!)
CS: Whisper White (that's it!)
Ink: black, almost amethyst, lavender lace, pixie pink
Other: misc ribbon from Michaels, scalloped scissors
Technique: paper piercing

Sunday, December 30, 2007

New Year's Resolutions & Blog Candy - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more>

Hey Stampers! I am back and feeling refreshed after my vacation in the Smokey Mountains for Christmas. The cabin we stayed in was so cute and cozy. It had everything we needed right there if we decided to be hermits and not get out. I have to say, I wasn't ready to come home! Luckily, before we left, I received my new Stampin Up Spring/Summer catalogs!! That kept me entertained in the car on the way, making my wish list and drooling over all the cute new stamps and papers! I have to say that I was a little angry with SU when I saw that they were retiring so many more of the stamp sets that I have. But...after seeing the new catty, I got over it pretty quickly!

I am planning a stamp camp for January 25th so catalogs can be purchased there or if you want one sooner than that, just give me a call or email me and I will get one to you. I am also planning on doing an embossed tile class in February - these tile are stamped with craft ink and embossed with glassy glaze to make a decorative tile that is perfect for gifts. Sell-a-bration starts Feb 1st and the free sets that you can earn are FABULOUS! You get a free set for every $50 you purchase. Be sure to contact me if you would like to host a home workshop or do a catalog show during this promotion.

Anyway..the reason for my post...I want you all to send me a comment telling me your New Year's Resolutions. All of you that leave me a comment will go into a drawing for some blog candy (not for sure what the prize will be yet)!!!! The drawing will be held on Jan. 4th. My resolutions are: #1 get back into stamping (I have been really lazy since the time change, is that seasonal depression or something?) #2 get back to running on the treadmill before I turn back into a blob #3 do more with my stampin up business (more classes, home workshops). That should give me plenty to work on!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Taking a break

Just wanted to wish you all a wonderful holiday. I will be taking a break until the new year (not that I had been doing much anyway!) and will start stamping and posting again with new ideas from the new catty. I will be busy with Christmas parties this weekend and off next week on our annual Christmas vacation in the mountains. So anyway....thanks for looking at my posts in 2007 and being patient with me when I didn't have time to blog! Here's to a new year! Love ya!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Retired Accessories

Here is the latest information from SU regarding Retiring Accessories.

Product Description
109198 Accents & Elements Borders & Blossoms
109199 Accents & Elements Little Reminders 2
109197 Accents & Elements Tagged
100700 Album Leather Post Black 8-1/2x11
105385 Album Linen Post Mellow Moss 8-1/2x11
104520 Album Linen Post Natural 8-1/2x11
104517 Album Linen Post Navy 8-1/2x11
105382 Album Linen Post Real Red 8-1/2x11
105392 Album Linen Ring Mellow Moss 8-1/2x11
104510 Album Linen Ring Natural 8-1/2x11
104513 Album Linen Ring Navy 8-1/2x11
105388 Album Linen Ring Real Red 8-1/2x11
105067 Boxes & Tags Pockets & Pieces Assortment I
105068 Boxes & Tags Pockets & Pieces Assortment II
108798 Boxes & Tags Tiny Takeout Confetti White
107246 Boxes & Tags Tiny Takeout Kraft
105747 Boxes Stamp & Supply Extra Large
105748 Boxes Stamp & Supply Extra Large Divided
105744 Boxes Stamp & Supply Extra Small
105749 Boxes Stamp & Supply Jumbo
105734 Boxes Stamp & Supply Large
105746 Boxes Stamp & Supply Medium
105745 Boxes Stamp & Supply Small
101052 Brayer Attachment Foam
107293 Cards & Envelopes Greeting Very Vanilla Medium
109149 Designer Series Paper Brocade Background
109161 Designer Series Paper Cerise
109162 Designer Series Paper Charbon
109155 Designer Series Paper Creepy Crawley
109152 Designer Series Paper Darling Doodles
109150 Designer Series Paper Dashing
108503 Designer Series Paper Petals & Paisleys
109156 Designer Series Paper Linen Prints
109147 Designer Series Paper Notations No. 2
109148 Designer Series Paper Outlaw
109158 Designer Series Paper Uptown
109157 Designer Series Paper Wintergreen
107285 Envelopes Open End Very Vanilla Large
107284 Envelopes Open End Whisper White Large
107296 Envelopes Shimmery White Medium
107287 Envelopes Square Vellum Large
107310 Envelopes Square Very Vanilla Mini
107294 Envelopes Vellum Medium
107290 Envelopes Very Vanilla Large
107291 Envelopes Whisper White Large
101016 eyelet Tool Kit
105317 Eyelets Bold Brights II
105379 eyelets Silver
105315 Eyelets Soft Subtles II
107282 Fancy Fibers Bella
107283 fancy Fibers Elizabeth
103352 Stampin' Glitter Romantic Red
103349 Stampin' Glitter Silver Shine
106650 Greeting Glue
102620 Liquid Glue
103145 Page Protectors Post 8-1/2x11
104523 Page Protectors Ring 8-1/2x11
103598 Paper Vellum 12x12
105543 Pastel Refills Bold Brights
105544 Pastel Refills Earth Elements
105547 Pastel Refills Neutrals
105545 Pastel Refills Rich Regals
105546 Pastel Refills Soft Subtles
105962 Perfect Layers Tool
104184 Post Extenders
106522 Punch Spring Bouquet Flower
109722 Simply Scrappin' Creative License Hostess Level 1
109611 Simply Scrappin' Happy Me Hostess Level 3
109596 Simply Scrappin' Out & About
109626 Simply Scrappin' Primary Colors
109649 Simply Scrappin' Round Up
109635 simply Scrappin' Secret Garden
109663 Simply Scrappin' Winter Bright
107415 Simply Sent Friendship Shapes
109230 Simply Sent Happy Day
105580 Spectrum Pad Blue Frost
101492 Spectrum Pad Celebration
105579 Spectrum Pad Cotton Candy
101336 Spectrum Pad Pumpkin Patch
100000 spectrum Pad Un-inked
103953 Stamp-a-ma-jig Imaging Sheets Refill
104432 Stampin' Around Cartridge & Ink Refill Clear Embossing
101460 Stampin' Around Cartridge & Ink Refill Whisper White
102391 Stampin' Around Ink Refill Clear Embossing
103017 Stampin' Around Ink Refill Whisper White
103151 Stampin' Emboss Powder Hologram Highlights
105677 Stampin' Kids Pad Bear Brown
105676 Stampin' Kids Pad Beetle Black
105675 Stampin' Kids Pad Boxcar Blue
105674 Stampin' Kids Pad Gumball Green
105673 Stampin' Kids Pad Poppin' Purple
105672 Stampin' Kids Pad Princess Pink
105671 Stampin' Kids Pad Robin Red
105670 Stampin' Kids Pad Yahoo Yellow
103174 Stampin' Pastel Applicators
100852 Stampin' Pastel Erasers
100081 Stampin' Write Marker Going Gray
100945 StazOn Ink Refill Timber Brown
103088 StazOn Pad Timber Brown
107235 Tag Sheets Bold Brights
107239 Tag Sheets Confetti White & Kraft
107236 Tag Sheets Earth Elements
107240 Tag Sheets Kraft
107237 Tag Sheets Rich Regals
107238 Tag Sheets Soft Subtles
100894 Watercolor Brush Flat
101551 Watercolor Brush Medium
101331 Watercolor Brush Small
105395 Wire Works Metallic
105652 Wrapping Paper Whisper White
Stampin Around wheels
100360 Acorns*
109812 All about Birthdays*
109690 All about Christmas*
109812 All about Gratitude*
109676 autumn Dots*
107481Butterflies & Blossoms*
104065 Fishy*
100267 Happy Jacks*
107563 Ho Ho Ho*
104312 Hot to Dot*
104279Leaf Prints*
106062 Leaves Awash*
107479 Rough around the Edges*
101927 Snowman Fun*
107465 Speckled*
105521 Spooky Skyline*
108979 Spotted*
107480True Hearts*
105033 Wings & Things*
* Jumbo Stampin' Around wheels

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Card of the Day

Recently, Stampin Up sent all of their demonstrators a free stamp set from the new catalog coming out as a little thank you to us. Isn't that awesome!?! They are such a generous company and I am so happy to be a part of it! Here is a card I made with our free set. Enjoy.

Card Details:
Stamps: Time Well Spent
CS: Bashful Blue, Cameo Coral, DS paper, W White
Ink: Black Stazon, SU Markers
Other: Soft Subtles Brads, Grosgrain, Stampin Dimensionals

Friday, December 7, 2007

Card of the Day

How is everyone in blogland doing? I hope you all have your Christmas shopping all finished and all presents wrapped....huh huh. I am soooo not ready for Christmas. We are leaving for our annual Gatlinburg trip on the 19th (we always spend Christmas in the mountains) and I am still not done with my shopping. Maybe this weekend I will finish up. Anyway, Here is a cute, quick card that I made for a stamping friend. Enjoy.

Card details:
Stamps: Time Well Spent, So Much
CS: Almost Amethyst, Sage Shadow, Bashful Blue, W White
Ink: Black Stazon, SU Markers
Other: rhinestone brads, grosgrain ribbon, ticket corner punch, cuttlebug

Gift Ideas

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Wedding Card

Here is a quick wedding card I made for a friend of mine. Sorry this is such a short and sweet post!


Here are the last few pictures I have of the swapped recipe pages! Enjoy.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Click here to see the SU retired list. These items are only available until the end of the year. I am offering a special on the retired sets, if you buy 2 sets you can get the 3rd (of equal or lesser value) at 1/2 price. This would be a good way to do some Christmas shopping for any of those stampers on your list! Feel free to contact me with any questions or to place an order.

November Stamp Camp Projects

I am finally posting the camp projects from last month. I don't know what my deal is, I just can't seem to make time for anything here lately. It is not as though I have had a hectic schedule lately, I just can't get motivated to do anything productive. I think it was the time change. It makes me want to just put my PJ's and go to bed by 5:30!! are the projects we completed at the last camp. If you need any information on making any of these cards, just feel free to leave me a comment and I will answer any of your questions! Enjoy!

more recipes

Pages submitted by Cindy Howard and Angela Richards

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Recipe Club Swap

I am a little behind on posting the photos from the recipe swap we did last month. I will post a few each day for you to enjoy. Without further ado....

Pumpkin Trifle by me

Turtle Cake by Jackie Porter

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Retired List

I just wanted to share with you the link to the SU Retiring List. These stamp sets will only be available until December 31st so if there is anything on the list that you have had your eye on, you may want to order it now! I will offer a little special of my own, if you buy 2 retiring sets you can get the 3rd (least expensive) stamp set for 1/2 price! If you want any of these for Christmas presents, I need to get that order in by December 10th to make sure it is delivered in time. Thanks!