Thursday, June 30, 2011

Priceless Butterfly

Today is the LAST day to order from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog! Don't miss out on these amazing products before they retire. Check out the list of stamps, accessories, and definitely decorative products before they are gone. Contact me today or rder your supplies here.
Cardstock: Poppy Parade, Sahara Sand
Ink: Poppy Parade
Stamps: Priceless
Accessories: Poppy Parade Ribbon, Crop-a-dile, Pearl Jewels, Dimensionals

Today is the LAST day to order from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog! You can order those last minute items by contacting me directly through e-mail or by phone by 5 p.m. today. You can also order directly through my website.

July 1 at 11 a.m. (PST) we can begin placing orders from the AMAZING 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. (The link will work on July 1.) Since I’ll be on a family vacation and then headed to Convention, the best way to place an order that you just can’t wait to place should be ordered through my website. I’ll have very limited e-mail access beginning tonight through July 16 so it may be a day (or more) before I’m able to place an order received through e-mail or respond to e-mails.

I’ll be hosting the new catalog open house on Saturday, July 23, from 3-6 p.m. at my home. (Club orders that are due in July will be placed at this event.) Come and see the beautiful new catalog! Two cards will be available for you to make. See the fabulous swaps I receive at Convention. Everyone receives a gift at the door and will be entered into the drawing for six door prizes. Bring a guest or two. Of course I'll have the RETIRED $10 stamp sets available for you as well.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bugs & Kisses

One of my very favorite stamp sets ever is Bugs & Kisses! I've used it on many boy cards and scrapbook pages. It's one of the perfect stamp sets that has just the right words with just the right images. I'm so glad that I have this great stamp set in my stamp collection. One more day to order from the 2010-2011 IB&C! Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, So Saffron
Ink: Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Peach Parfait
Stamps: Bugs & Kisses
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Rounded Tab Punch, Hemp Twine

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cupcake Birthday

Party Hearty has definitely been a favorite stamp set of mine. I've used it for MANY birthday cards. What I like about it most is that it's versatile for men, women, and children. At this month's stamp camp, we made the same card sketch in both blue & pink. I love cards like this where you just change one color, and you have a whole new card!

Last day to order from this catalog is Thursday. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso Markers
Stamps: Party Hearty
Accessories: 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 3" Circle Die, Big Shot, Illuminate Top Coat Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink

Monday, June 27, 2011

Simply Said

This is one of those stamps that I received at Convention a few years ago. It wasn't a stamp set that I was in love with immediately but I learned to love it and have used it for lots of projects. This is one of my favorite stamps in this set. It's a perfect stamp to use with markers to get a variety of colors at once with one stamp. Just a couple more days to order retiring stamp sets & accessories. Contact me today to place your order or rder your supplies here.
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Ink: Regal Rose, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive Markers, Versamark
Stamps: Simply Said
Accessories: Daffodil Delight Ribbon

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Scratch & Sniff Card

One of my favorite techniques to use with the Tart & Tangy technique is the scratch & sniff technique. You make your own smelly embossing powder by adding kool-aid powder (no sugar added) to about 1 teaspoon of clear embossing powder. Mix together and you have YUMMY smelling embossing powder. For this card, I stamped the orange in Tangerine Tango ink on Whisper White cardstock. After the ink is dry, color over top of the stamped image with a Versamarker. Pour over the smelly embossing powder and heat. Ta-da! You have a fabulous smelling card! Just a few more days left to order retiring stamps & accessories! Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink: Tangerine Tango, VersaMarker
Stamps: Tart & Tangy, All Holidays
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Orange Kool-Aid Envelope, Heat Tool

Saturday, June 25, 2011


I love using this stamp set in any shade of purple. The stamped image is softly colored in with Pastels. Simple but beautiful card. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Stamps: Dreams du Jour
Accessories: Pastels, White Gel Pen, Big Shot, Tulip Impressions Folder

Friday, June 24, 2011


This stamp was one that I received at Convention last year (just a few more weeks until I see my Convention friends again!!!!) It's been a very fun stamp to use markers on. We created this card at our last stamp camp. You can never have enough thank you cards. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Pacific Point, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive Markers
Stamps: So Many Thanks
Accessories: Dimensionals, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Gratitude Flower

This stamp set really does seem like it's been around awhile. It's one of those that has kind of gotten lost on the shelf for me. I'm not a very big flower person so it was a reach for me to get this stamp set...but it's definitely one of my favorites. It will surely be missed! Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Peach Parfait, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Peach Parfait, Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Pick a Petal, Define Your Life
Accessories: 3/4" circle punch, Neutral Brad, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Baby Presto Patterns

This has been a fun pack of paper to use. I love that you can create designer paper whatever color you want it to be just with a brayer and an ink pad. On this card, I created So Saffron paper. The stroller is stamped on the watercolor paper and then painted with the aquapainter and watercolor crayons. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: So Saffron, Whisper White, Presto Patterns DSP, Watercolor Paper
Ink: So Saffron, Basic Gray
Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes
Accessories: Aquapainter, Watercolor Crayons (So Saffron, More Mustard), Whisper White Ribbon, Dimensionals

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dear Kind Friend

I can't get enough of this card sketch. It's definitely my go-to card sketch lately :) The color combo was chosen by the DSP. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Greenhouse Gala (retiring)
Ink: Daffodil Delight
Stamps: All Holidays (retiring)
Accessories: 5-Petal Flower Punch, 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo Brads, Dimensionals

Monday, June 20, 2011

Animal Birthday Wishes

It's always fun to create with a different sized card. This one came together by matching the colors in the DSP to the animals. The paper and the stamp set will soon be gone...get them before they're gone. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Real Red, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Greenhouse Gala (retiring)
Ink: Real Red, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz
Stamps: Animal Stories (retiring), Occasional Quotes (retiring hostess set)
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punch, Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Dimensionals

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

I created this card using two of my favorite stamps...both of which are retiring...Sanded and All Holidays. Hope you enjoy the day celebrating the special fathers in your life! Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Confetti White
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Stamps: Sanded, All Holidays
Accessories: Crop-a-dile, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sunset Surfer

I love creating scene images when stamping. I saw a similar idea for this card on our demo website. You start by stamping the surfer with Staz-On ink on Glossy White CS. Then you punch out a circle and begin sponge. The rest is all sponging. I'm going to miss these action sports figures! Get them before they retire! Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Glossy White
Ink: Staz-On Black, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
Stamps: Extreme Surfboard
Accessories: Sponges

Friday, June 17, 2011

For You

I created this card using the same technique as the card that I shared yesterday. This is a fun technique to use. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Crushed Concord, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crushed Concord, Versamark
Stamps: Fresh Cuts
Accessories: Accessories, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Silver Brads, Crushed Concord Ribbon, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Oval Punches

Thursday, June 16, 2011


This has to be one of my favorite cards I've made in awhile. I got the idea from our demo website. I loved how this card just flowed together...I love the distressing shown on this card. Order this stamp set before it's gone! Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Natural Ivory, Soft Suede
Ink: Soft Suede (pad & marker), Versamark
Stamps: The Open Sea, Family Phrases
Accessories: Vanilla Embossing Powder, Dotted Scallop Border Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Sponge, Heat Tool, Cutter Kit, Color Spritzer

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Happy Father's Day Ties

Father's Day is Sunday! This is one card that we'll be giving out. I love this stamp set in the Summer Mini. I definitely see myself using this stamp set for more than just Father's Day. This card came together very simply using the red and black color combo. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red Markers
Stamps: Best Dad Ever
Accessories: Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Dimensionals, Neutrals Brads

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Textured Foil

Here's another simple card created with the textured foil. This technique is a great touch for this masculine birthday card. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black,
Stamps: Best Dad Ever
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates, Aluminum Foil, Dimensionals

Monday, June 13, 2011


I love this card for its simple design. Just simply adding a bit of a different cut on one of the layers makes this card unique. I'll be definitely trying this technique again. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Brights Patterns DSP
Ink: Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Sponge, Star Punch, 3/4" circle Punch, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Silver brads, Dimensionals

Saturday, June 11, 2011

DSP strips

When I was looking for ideas for my masculine stamp camp, I came across a card on our demo website where the DSP was cut into strips and then re-arranged on the card to create a new pattern. This was my attempt at that card. I only had monochromatic paper that was striped but I still like the effect. It's fun to create something new :)
Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake
Ink: Always Artichoke
Stamps: Just Believe
Accessories: Oval Punch (retiring), Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Neutrals Brads

Friday, June 10, 2011


Dave took our son snowboarding for the first time in Feburary. I had bought this stamp quite awhile back and now I had an excuse to use it. I saw a card very similar to this on our demo only website and knew I had to create this card for my masculine stamp class in May. J.R. told me that I could definitely make him a snowboarding card for his birthday in November. I was a little sad when the retirement list came out and all of the extreme sports stamps were on it. So glad that I already own them all :) Get yours before it's gone! (The birthday greeting on this card is also of my favorite greetings stamp sets All Holidays.)

Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy
Stamps: Extreme Snowboard, All Holidays, Lovely as a Tree
Accessories: 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, White Gel Pen, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Regals Brads, Dimensionals

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Trees Reflection

Lovely as a Tree is a stamp set that is a regular in the stamp catalog. I know that it came out just after I became a demo. I love that it's so easy to makes great masculine cards. It seems to be my go-to stamp set when I need a masculine stamp set that's not sports related. This technique is easily done by stamping the image on a window sheet and then rubbing the window sheet on your cardstock to create the reflection image. So much easier than use a solid stamp or the brayer. It creates the perfect reflection image. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Confetti Cream
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories: Window Sheet, Sponges, Baker's Twine, Modern Label, Word Window Punches

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


For a couple months, my friend Emily has been putting together some monogram cards. We made a package of 10 cards (2 of each card.) Here is just a sample of two of them. Most of the DSP that we used was retired so it was fun to use some paper that we hadn't used in awhile. They all turned out beautiful!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Happy Graduation!

It seems like graduation is just around the corner for many seniors. This card could either be used as a card or a gift card holder. Perfect graduation cap created with the square scallop die. The tassel is created with a brad and shredded grosgrain ribbon. What colors do you need to make these graduation caps and tassels?

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Baby Shower

Over the shower, I hosted a baby shower with a couple friends for our friend. Of course, I had to use stamp supplies to create a few decorations. This name banner hung on the patio in the colors of the evening... The take-out boxes that the guests filled with candy needed a little something added to them. Although the alphabet stamp set is retired, it gave me a GREAT excuse to use one of my all-time favorite alphabets :) Of course since it's all punched out, they came together VERY quickly...
Our friend had seen a family tile at another friend's house and had asked about it. I told her then I would make her one when she had her little guy. Figured it would make a fun decoration and gift for the mother-to-be.
It was a great night with very yummy food and awesome friends!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Father's Day is just two Sundays away. Have you created a card for the special father in your life? Here's an idea using the retiring "All Holidays" stamp set. The foil is embossed is embossed with the Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Stamps: All Holidays
Accessories: Big Shot, Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Last Chance Stamps & Accessories!

Morning, Stampers!

It’s June 1! You'll find a list of retiring stamps here, of accessories here, and of Definitely Decorative items here. Contact me ASAP to order items off the retiring accessories list since they are available while supplies last. You have until June 30 to order retiring stamp sets.

Thursday, June 2, 7 p.m. Technique Night. Create two projects with a new technique. All supplies will be provided including adhesive. Fee: FREE—Stamp Club Members; $7—Customers/Guests (FREE when you place a $40 the night of the class) RSVP by today.

Wednesday, June 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday WOW. Come and create your own projects and work with friends. Bring all of your own supplies. My stamps and tools will be available for your use. RSVP by Tuesday, June 7.

Friday, June 10, 7 p.m. Stamp-a-Stack Stamp Camp. Fifteen all-occasion card designs created with retiring stamps sets will be available for you to create ten cards. All supplies will be provided except SNAIL adhesive. Please bring your own. Fee: $20—Stamp Club Members; $25—Customers & Guests ($5 off when you place a $40 the night of the class). RSVP by June 7.

Tuesday, June 14, 7 p.m. Demo Group Meeting. Join me and other local demonstrators for a night of fun. You’ll create 4 fun projects that will set you on the right track to get your Stampin’ Up! business started. Contact me for more information.