Thursday, June 30, 2011

Last Chance Cards!

So here are the last of my cards from my Stamp-a-stack this past week-end. I'm posting the last three together since they use all retiring stamps and today is the last day to purchase them.
Here is what I used the this card:
Stamps: Petal Pizzazz & Cute by the Inch, hostess set
Paper: Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Whisper White
Ink: Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Peach parfait
Punches: Postage Stamp
Other: Scallop Squares Duo die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, 1/2" Poppy Parade 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon
Stamps: Birthday Bakery Hostess set
Paper: Elegant Soiree dsp, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede & Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede & Baja Breeze marker
Punches: Decorative Label & Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border
Other: Basic Pearls
Stamps: Fresh Cuts & Apple Blossom Hostess set
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Concord Crush & Whisper White
Ink: Concord Crush, Pumpkin Pie, Versamark
Punches: Window Word
Other: Black Embossing Powder, White Baker's Twine 1 1/4" Pumpkin Pie Stripped Grosgrain Ribbon
So after I got this one done, it reminded me of Halloween. Oh, well!
Today is the last day to purchase any of the retiring items. You can go to my online store 24/7 by clicking here.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hello Again, Last Chance Set!

Here is another Stamp-a-stack card using a stamp set from the "Last Chance" list. You can find the "Last Chance" list here. This one is featuring, Hello Again.
Here is what we used:
Stamp set: Hello Again
Paper: Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Markers: Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight
Punches: 2 1/2" Circle, small & large Oval, Scallop oval
Other: Scallop Circle die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder, crop-0-dile, Basic Pearls & 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon
Tip: I used my Crop-a-dile to emboss around the large scallop circle.

"Last Chance" Stamp-a-Stack!

My last Stamp-a-stack we used stamps that are ALL on the "Last Chance" list. After Thursday, you will no longer be able to buy them, they will be retired. Click here to view the "Last Chance" list. Friday the new catalog goes "LIVE" at Noon Mt. time. If you would like a new catalog, please contact me.
Limes anyone? I did sneak in some Lucky Limeade cardstock for this card. Just couldn't resist making a lime and a lemon card. This technique is really cool. Adhere your stamped images to the Whisper White card stock and then run the whole thing through the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. It looks like the stamped image was stamped right on the Whisper White card.
So here is what we used:
Stamps: Tart & Tangy & Word Play. Word Play is not retiring, I love this word set.
Paper: Lucky Limeade (new In Color for 2011/2012), Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight & Lucky Limeade
Punches: 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle, Wide Oval.
Ribbon: 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Old Olive (its on the retirement list) & 3/8" Daffodil Delight Taffeta ribbon.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Thank You Cards, Sneak Peak!

Well, it seems that my week flew by, can't believe I haven't posted in 5 days. My daughter has started a 3 week temp job. So what that means is that I have my grandkids (all 3 of them) in the afternoon until my SIL picks them up around 6pm. So that means no stamping until they go home, and then I'm pooped. So, I got through week 1. Two more to go. I love the kids, but they wear me out! So don't give up on me. I do have stuff to post.......
Here are a couple more thank you cards (can you ever have enough of these?). You will notice 2 new "In Colors", and a new punch.
Here is what I used:
Card Stock: Pool Party (the lighter color), Island Indigo & Whisper White
Stamps: Love & Care, Hodgepodge Happiness (retiring June 1st.....sad face here.
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo & Wild Wasabi, also markers in these colors too!
Punches: Corner, 1 1/4" Circle & 1 3/8" Circle, Lace Ribbon Border, (new)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Strength & Hope Thank You's

Here are a couple more cards done with the Hope & Strength stamp set:
Stamps: Strength & Hope, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Designer Papers: Presto Patterns
Ink: Pink Pirouette & Blushing Bride
Punches: 1 3/4" Circle, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle, Small Oval, Medium Oval, Window Word Punches
Accessories: Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Pearls
Dies: Scallop Square Clear die

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Strength & Hope Thank You

Since the passing of my Mother-in-law, we have needed some special thank you cards. This is one of them. You will notice 2 new "In Colors" of card stock, Pool Party, the lighter one and Island Indigo.
Here are the products I used:
Pool Party card stock, #122924
Island Indigo card stock, #122923
Whisper White card stock, #
Pool Party Classic Ink, #122938
Island Indigo Classic Ink, #122937
Presto Patterns Designer Series Paper, #117175, (Retiring June 30th, 2011)
Strength & Hope Stamp Set, #123660 (clear mount)
Hodgepodge Stamp Set, #146 (retiring June 30th)
Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, #121809
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, #117335
1 3/8" Circle Punch, #119860
1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, #119854
2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch. #118874
3/8" Whisper White Taffeta, #109070
Basic Pearls, #119247 (love these babies!)
Frost White Shimmer Paint, #116854 (mixed with alcohol)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Bobby!

Today is my Son-in-law's 31st birthday. This is the card I made for him.
Here are the products I used:
Island Indigo card stock, #122923
Pool Party, #122924
Whisper White card stock, #100730
Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink, #119669
Encore Silver Ink (SU doesn't carry this any longer)
Totally Tool stamp set, #113256
On Your Birthday stamp set, #111664
Baker's Twine, Whisper White, #12362
Vintage Brads, retired

A Little Bird House! New Stuff!

Here is another project that was taken from Stampin' Up's! Stamping Success magazine. (Sorry, you have to be a demo to get Stampin' Success). This cute little bird house. We will be making these at my Open House next month.
Here is the top of the house. You can see I "sponged" my shingles.
Here are the products I used:
Wisteria Wonder card stock, #122922 (N)
Whisper White card stock, #100730
Basic Black card stock, #121045
Flirtation Designer Series Paper, #122360(N)
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, #118309
1 1/4" Circle Punch, #119861
Tasteful Trim Die, #120893
5/8" Organza Ribbon, #114319
Warm Words stamp set (retired)
Products marked with a (N) are new and will be available on July 1, 2011.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Matchbox Album

One of the perks of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is that we receive Stampin' Success Magazine every month. This is one of the projects that was highlighted in July's issue of Stampin' Success. A Matchbook Album. You will also notice some new stamps, punches and more. All of these will be available on July 1st. Don't you just love the flowers on the cover?
These photos are my grandkids. This is Gianna's album. It was hard to get a good photo without the glare.
Here are the products I used:
Melon Mambo card stock, #115320
Whisper White card stock, #100730
Wisteria Wonder card stock, #122922
Melon Mambo Classic ink, #115662
Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink, #122931
Flirtatious Designer Series Paper,
Lace Ribbon Border Punch, #122362
3/4" Circle Punch, #119873
1" Circle Punch, #119868
Fancy Flower Punch, #118073
Itty Bitty Shapes, #118309
Blossom Party die, #115971
Tasteful Trim die, #120893
Posy Punch, Hostess stamp set, #122382
Itty Bitty Bits stamp set, #120060
Baker's Twine, white, #124262
Warm Words, (retired)
Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, #109070

Happy Birthday Jen!

Today is my daughter's 30th birthday! Boy, does that make me feel OLD!
I cased this card from Michelle. She was making a card for an eighteen year old. I loved how hers turned out and decided this would be great for my daughter.
Here is what I used:
Melon Mambo card stock, # 115320
Regal Rose card stock, #105130
Whisper White card stock, # 100730
Flirtatious Designer Series paper, #122360 (available July 1st)
Pennant Parade stamp set, #122142 (July 1st) (envelope)
Afterthoughts Hostess stamp set, #120121 (on the retirement list)
GoGo Boots Alphabet die, #113450 (this is on the retirement list)
Petite Pennants Builder Punch, #122361 (July 1st)
Lace Ribbon Border Punch, #122362 (July 1st) (inside of card)
Melon Mambo Classic Ink, #115656
Baker's Twine, white, #123262
I know I have been teasing you all with new products. You only have 2 more weeks before you can order. It seems like a life time, doesn't it?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sneak Peak from the New Catalog, Comes out July 1st

So do you notice anything "new"? How about that card stock? Its called, Wisteria Wonder, such a cool name. Love this new "In Color". Check out the new punch, Lace Ribbon Border, so pretty!
Other products I used for this card:
Postage Stamp punch, #122344
1 3/8" Square Punch, #119877
1 3/8" Circle Punch, #119860
Circles #2 die, #114526 (Use this to nest the 1 3/8" circle punch, works perfect!)
Whisper White card stock, #100730
Daffodil Delight card stock, #100702
Wisteria Wonder card stock, #122922 (this will be available on July 1st)
Daffodil Delight re-inker, #119672
Wisteria Wonder re-inker, #122931 (available July 1st)
Baby Wipe
Fabulous Florets stamp set, #123027, (clear mount)
Hodgepodge Happiness stamp set, #120570 (clear mount) (on the retirement list)
Whisper White card stock, #100730
Daffodil Delight card stock, #119683
Melon Mambo card stock, #115320
Daffodil Delight re-inker, #119672
Melon Mambo re-inker, #115662
Same punches and die as above.
Same colors as above.
Baby Wipe technique: Fold a baby wipe in half and then in half again. Using your re-inkers, starting with the lightest color first, add drops of re-inker until you have a big enough stamp pad for your stamp. Ink up stamp and stamp. So easy! This stamp set is perfect for this technique. You can change it up by using different colors and different punches.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Quick Post Today!

Just a quick post today. I haven't posted in a while due to my Mother-in-law passed away last Thursday. So I will resume posting this week-end or the beginning of the week. Her services are on Thursday and with all the our families here, I just have no time. Thank you for understanding.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Another Coffee Cozy!

Here is a coffee cozy I made for a friend. I used my Fun Flowers die, #121812 & Blossom Party, #115971 and some fleece & Felt. I purchased the cup from Cost Plus. I added a Starbuck's gift card inside the cup.

Last Chance List!

Well the "Last Chance" list is now out. Click here to view.
Things to remember:
The stamps will be available until June 30th as they are made "in house". The accessories are on a 1st come, 1st served basis, so when they are gone, they are GONE! If you think you want/need any of the accessories, I would advise you to place your order online ASAP! You just never know how fast some items will sell out. Stampin' Up! will revise the accessory list daily. You will notice many items with an * on them, these items although on the Last Chance List, are not being discontinued, they are being re-packaged. All of the 12 x 12 card stock is being re-packaged, so don't worry, we will still carry 12 x 12 card stock. You will also see several items at a discount, Yeah! Stampin' Up!