Happy New Year!

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Best wishes for everyone for a Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year!

Stampin' Up! has a lot of great new products coming out soon. They are introducing Clear Mount Stamps - same rubber, just mounted on clear blocks for better placement and a space saving design! I'm really excited about this option. They also have some really cool new punches. I love punches! All this great new stuff AND Sale a Bration starts the 5th! That's Free products for every $50 you spend! Don't worry - there will be links on here soon to check it all out. In the meantime, here's a card I made with an upcoming stamp, Fine Flourish. It reminded me of those books of designs you color in to make your own patterns when I was little, so I decided to color it in with markers. I think this would also look pretty cool stamped on vellum and colored from behind to make a stained glass kind of image, but would be pretty even by itself. Here's to a creative 2010!

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I've got a few things to show you from my weekend away. Here are 2 projects I made. First is a polar bear box. Isn't he cute? He's in the Winter Mini and will be gone Jan. 4th! What you can't tell is that I embossed him in white on bashful blue but I can't get a good picture of it. The box is made from 4 petal cards attached together and a little window made with a circle punch and acetate. The snowflakes are from Serene Snowflake, also retiring Jan. 4!
The second is a pin and an embellishment for my daughter's headband. They're made from the Flower Folds die. Pin is felt and other is some extra Christmas material I had leftover. Just layer them and adhere with a button. Easy and adorable! Can you tell I Love the Bigshot? So much you can do.
Wishing you all a happy, handmade holiday!

Quilted Christmas

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I'm one of those wacky people who can't just make one Christmas card to send to everyone. I guess I get bored and need to do something different, and there are so many ideas I want to try. So, here is one of my favorites. I used Christmas Cocoa DSP punched into squares and placed them on the top note die. Then I cut around the "stitching" marks and mounted it onto a red top note die. That got popped up on dimensionals onto a Petals a Plenty embossed white base. Now, can you guess what I mounted the saying from Christmas Punch onto? Hint: It's 2 different shapes.
I have lots of great new stuff to share from my wonderful weekend of stamping, so I'll try and find time to post them soon. Enjoy!

Scrappin' Wrappin'

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Use your beautiful Designer Paper for more than just scrapbooks and cards! One piece was enough to cover this cylinder and make a bow for the top. This DSP is from Christmas Jingle and the little tag is made from Level 2 Hostess set Christmas Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch and Magnetic Movers and Shapers. I followed these directions to make the bow. It's pretty easy and a great way to use up scraps. Makes a great presentation.
I'll be away for a few days at my upline's RAD weekend! Can't wait to get crafty with creative friends and be spoiled by Jan. She preordered all the new products coming up for us to play with! So, I should have lots to show you when I return. Have a great weekend!

Give Thanks

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Happy Thanksgiving! I loved the card Dawn Olchefske did with the Autumn Meadows DSP and had to try it. I think she called it the Herringbone technique. It looks like inlaid wood almost - which I love. It's easy - no real measurements, although my strips are somewhere around 1/4". Lay down one strip diagonally and then make "v"'s with the others. So, this is my Thanksgiving card to share. Thank you to all that visit my blog, stamp with me, order with me and are my friends. I'm very grateful.

Hot Cocoa Gift Pack

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This would be a great teacher, neighbor, friend, etc. gift. It's a Hot Cocoa Gift pack made with Soft Suede and Christmas Cocoa DSP, and of course, Dasher. We'll be making these at my Dec. Stamp Camp. It's also my Late Night Stampers challenge #45 submisson. Love handmade gifts! The pockets could also hold small gifts or whatever you'd like. Makes a nice presentation.

Coach's cards

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Things have been so busy around here lately, I will be glad to hand in these cards. It means the end of practices and games for a while. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the kids' sports, but a break from all the running around will be nice. So here's what I came up with for the soccer coaches. Our colors were green and black and the team name was the Crocodiles. The croc is embossed in black on Glorious Green. The letters are die cut from Billboard Alpha. And the soccer ball was made from cutting 6 black pentagons adhered to a white circle and trimming the hanging parts. I drew a line between the points with the thin side of my black marker. Inside will hold a gift card with the ultra fun Look Here pop-up die. Have a great weekend!

New Technique?

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We may have come up with a new technique at my last Stamp Camp! We used the Kind Thoughts small stencil from the Decor Elements line. Since we used Not Quite Navy ink on the blue stencil, it was a little hard to tell which side had ink on it. Well, if you intentionally ink up one side (with sponge or dauber), then turn it over and traditionally stencil, you end up with a cool shadow like this: Isn't that cool looking? Thanks, Karen! This card is just one layer, sponged around the edges. Quick and easy! Think I'll call it Shadow Stenciling - what do you think? Let me know if you try it - I'd love to see what you come up with.

Build a Bear party invite

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Here's a simple invitation I made for my daughter's birthday party. I used Stampin' Up!'s exclusive Build A Bear stamp set Beary Best Friends and colored it in with ink & a blender pen. Behind this cutie is some Pretty in Pink designer paper from a previous hostess selection. On the base is the balloon from the set and "you're invited" from Hugs & Wishes. Done! We're planning on some Build A Bear crafts for the party so I'll share them with you when we're done.

Winner!

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The winner of the tabletop organizer from AllModern.com is stampnsing! Please email me with your full name and address. If I don't hear from you by Friday, I'll pick another number.

Thanks to everyone who visited the company and left me comments!

True Random Number Generator Min: Max: Result: 22 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

A Flower for all Seasons & A Giveaway!

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I have been wanting to use this little cardinal for a long time now. It's from the set A Flower for All Seasons and has a 3 other cute images. It goes perfectly with the Petals a Plenty embossing folder in the Holiday Mini. I colored it in with Real Red, Close to Cocoa, and Glorious Green markers and punched it out with the larger tag punch. I layered it on green and just cut the corners and punched a hole for the yummy 3/4" Polka Dot Ribbon. Sentiment is from Christmas Greetings.
Now, for the Giveaway!
All Modern.com is hosting a giveaway through my blog. You could win a Skip Hop Bin-Go Tabletop Organizer that would be great to organize crafting needs at home or on the go! All Modern has a bunch of stores and lots of great items including Contemporary Furniture that you can check out. Just leave me a comment with what you'll be stamping for the holidays. I love to hear new ideas!

Contest will be open until the 11th. They can only ship to US residents. Here's the organizer - you can even pick the color! Good luck!

World Card Making Day!

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Happy World Card Making Day! I made my card a little early seeing as it's my anniversary as well and we happen to have company from out of state coming. Maybe I'll be able to squeeze some stamping time in, we'll see. Anyway, this is from my new favorite stamp, Medallion. Versamark on Kraft CS and clear embossed. Center is Soft Suede and Versamark clear embossed on Vanilla with a Kraft Corduroy Brad. Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon "bow" at bottom. It is so much prettier in real life! Think hubby will like it? Enjoy this creative day!

Pillow Box Bucket and a Special

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Hello! Wanted to share a really neat project I made with a Splitcoast Stampers Tutorial. It's a Pillow Box Bucket. I love when you can find different uses for things. The Pillow Box Die is cut out 3 times and assembled (with a little trimming) to make this:
I used Real Red Cardstock and the new, super yummy Christmas Cocoa Sepcialty DSP from the Holiday Mini. This paper is flocked! The sentiment is from a Level 2 Hostess set, Chistmas Punch. I loved Beate's idea of stamping off the damask image from Friends 24/7 for a background. I also took Jan Tink's idea of crimping a scallop border and wrapping it around the oval to fit. I omitted the handle - I thought it looked a little nicer this way. Can't wait to fill it with candy and put out around the holidays.
World Card Making Day Special: Are you particpating? Come to my Stamp Camp or make one on your own! or maybe you're planning your holiday cards? ALL orders from now til Saturday, Oct. 3rd will go in a drawing for a free stamp set! I have a whole box of sets to pick from. For every 4 orders, I'll draw a name.

Happy Retirement

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I volunteered to help out with the Sunshine Committee for my daughter's school and somehow I wound up being the committee. I make cards and get gifts for the special occassions that occur during the year. Here are two I did recently:
The colors look a little off here, but are nice IRL.
The fun part inside is the Look Here Pop up die. It's so easy and a big "wow". The first card uses the new Pendant Park set and Teeny Tiny Wishes and the second uses Upsy Daisy and a retired SAB set, Congrats.

I've got more to share but it has been super hectic going back to school, back to sports, back to work, etc. We're getting things sorted out, so bear with me. I'm really excited about some upcoming classes and will share them soon!

Magical Marquee Card

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Wow- this card is so much fun! The fabulous Jan Tink came up with it and even has a video tutorial for it HERE. Hopefully you can tell that the middle of the circle opens up to reveal my little witch. She happens to be retired but any image will do. The designer paper is the new Night & Day Specialty from the Holiday Mini and the stamp inside is a Level 1 Hostess set you can get for free! I think we'll have to make this kind of card for my next stamp camp - I just love it!





My Phillies Bear!

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The kids and I were having fun making our own Build A Bears
and I came up with this one. Yes, I'm a Phillies fan. It's not perfect and they don't wear red pants, but I liked him this way. You could make them into any mascot, really. These guys are lots of fun. Let me know what you come up with!

Build A Bear!

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Some new goodies arrived today and I couldn't wait to try them out. Look! Isn't she cute? She's made with the New Sizzix dies that will be in the SU! holiday mini catalog that starts Sept. 1. I made her in felt and think I'll be turning her into an iron on for my daughter. The heart and bow are from a sizzlit, which isn't meant to cut more than paper, but it gave a good enough dent to finish trimming them out with scissors. I can't wait to play around and make a whole family of bears - and in different materials too. Paper, magnetic, felt, foam, oooh! wonder if shrinky dink film would work? Ahh, the possibilities!

Circle Circus

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What a busy summer! Lots going on with SU! as well as being home with the kids. We're headed to the beach for a week, but wanted to leave you with a sample from my last class. I modified it from a card I found surfing the net but can't find the original designer. I love how you can have many different looks with these circles.
My preorder from the upcoming holiday mini should come by the time I get back so I'll have more fun new things to play with and show you then. Hope you are all enjoying the end of the summer season!

ipod Bday

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This is the card I made for my son's birthday. He's 9 now so those "cute" cards don't quite cut it anymore. He took over my husband's ipod and had his cousin load a ton of songs on it for him to enjoy this summer. So when I saw Dawn Olchefske's ipod card I knew I had to case it! It was pretty easy, mostly punches and some stretchy cord. I thought this saying went well for the front and continued the Beatles song inside. He got a kick out of it so I'm happy.

Love Embossing Folders!

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I hope you enjoyed the Royal Blog Tour. I know I got some great ideas. Thanks to all that left me comments! You made my day.
I really love my Big Shot and all the great things I can do with it. One of my most favorite things for it is the embossing folders. So quick and such awesome results! This one is the new Elegant Bouquet. I brayered the "flat" side of the folder with Rich Razzleberry and embossed a white card. My flowers stayed white while the rest is that yummy color. It was pretty like that, but I couldn't leave it alone. I got my pastels out and went over the stems. Then I just brushed the edges of the petals with a dauber in the ink. Then I added some glitter to the centers. It was just too much fun! The sentiment and some polka dot ribbon finish it.
I'll be going to the CK Convention in Valley Forge and hope to pick up some fun new ideas. Stay tuned!

Royal Blog Tour!

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Welcome!! Thanks for coming along on the Blog Tour! My featured stamp set is Dasher. It's on the last page of the catalog (208) and is only $8.95! All the stamps on this page are under $10, so don't miss it.

The first thing I thought of with Dasher is a wintery scene. I have him embossed in silver here with some snowflakes and a snow mound in Craft white on Night of Navy card stock. The embossed sentiment and snowflakes are from a new Hostess Set, Christmas Punch. I cut out the white oval and the large oval punch in Brushed Silver CS was the perfect layer for it, on top of the pretty organza ribbon.


If you look closely, you'll see my image is slightly different in this one. I inked him up on Vanilla CS with the Soft Suede marker so that I could omit 2 snowflakes that were in the antlers. This way, he doesn't look as wintery. I distressed the edges and sponged in the Soft Suede and layered on the Suede, then Always Artichoke. The Designer paper is from Autumn Traditions, with Soft Suede brayered over it. The white was too stark for me. Now it almost looks like camouflage, don't you think? The last element is the Soft Suede polka dot ribbon, only I used the solid side and manipulated the knot so the dots wouldn't show.

So, I hope you enjoyed my versions of Dasher. Be sure to check out all the other great ideas on this tour and come back to visit me for some blog candy soon! All comments are appreciated!

Very Thankful Peacock

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In case anyone was left wanting more from the Clean and Simple card, here's one I really like. The set is Very Thankful and can be found on the back cover of the catalog. It's this year's Ronald McDonald House set and $2 from every purchase of this set goes to them. I loved the peacock as soon as I saw it and knew I had to ink him up in blues and greens. I used Brilliant Blue, Glorious Green, and Tempting Turquoise inks and cardstock. He also has a little glitter on those feathers but it's hard to see here. I notched out the corners on the white cs and added silver brads and the eyelet border was punched around BBlue. Do you see the embossed background? It the new Finial Press - love it! I rounded the top corner and sponged around the edges. Organza ribbon finishes it. I'm almost thinking of sending it in to SU! for their WOW file - after I perfect a few details ; ). What do you think?

Clean and Simple

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On Splitcoast Stampers they have a "Clean and Simple" section that I enjoy. I love all the layers and different techniques and embellishments that some people have the patience to do, but sometimes less is more and simple is good. Know what I mean? There's a place for it all I guess.
Anyway, I've been trying to get out of my comfort zone lately and use things I don't normally go for. I love SU's Designer papers but there's usually one side of something that I'm not overly thrilled with. Razzleberry Tart has wonderful colors and patterns in it, but the one with a light grid on the pink and orange & yellow flowers is my least favorite. Since I've already used pink I looked at the flower side and came up with this: something clean and simple! I discovered that those little flowers are the same as the trio flower punch. They are popped up with dimensionals with little white punched circles. Thanks is in Pumpkin Pie and the scallop bottom is in Crushed Curry.

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Next Stamp Camp:
Friday, July 24th 7-9 pm
Panera Bread, East Norriton

Razzle Dazzle Me!
Six cards - 3 designs, 2 of each. Featuring the new Razzle Dazzle stamp set, New In Colors and a Hinged Card technique.
$12 by 20th. *** All orders of $25 or more this month are entered to win this set!

Winners!

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I hope you enjoyed the RemArkable Blog Tour and got some great new ideas. Here are the winners:
$50 Grand Prize Winner is – Sondra Branson
SCAVENGER HUNT Winner is - Anna Ziller
Congratulations!
Stop back and visit me again soon!

Happy 4th!

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Happy Independence Day! I have a fun little project you can do to celebrate and decorate. The kids can do this one too. I've seen this a few places, but my inspiration came from Julia Betton Court. You simply cut 3 different colors of cardstock (or designer paper) about 4 1/2 X 2 and cut lines down, eaving about a half inch at the bottom. Place sticky strip around your pencil and the bottom of your strips and wrap around, each one a little lower. I tied a piece of 1/2" Striped grosgrain ribbon to finish it. Pull or curl the pieces as desired. Fun!

And here's another idea for the New Catalog Blog Tour:

I used Razzle Dazzle, that yummy polka dot ribbon in Rich Razzleberry, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, and Melon Mambo & Razzleberry CS.
Flower image is stamped in Melon Mambo on white, but I kind of streaked some Crushed Curry across it to match the designer paper. The smaller flower is in also in Crushed Curry, punched out and backed with a mambo flower from the 3 flower punch and a pink rhinestone brad is in the center - all popped up with dimensionals.
Have a great weekend - and don't forget to fill out the forms in the last post for a chance to win prizes!! and to check out Brenda's blog HERE

RemARKable Blog Tour Stop #18

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Welcome!! I am so excited for the New Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog! This tour should be giving you a taste of all the great things you can create with our products.

I have two samples for you today - but check back soon, because I have more in store for you!
I love this first card - it uses three of the new In Colors, new Polka Dot Ribbon, Big Shot Daisies Die and a new stamp set! The Base and smallest circle design is in Bermuda Bay. The largest circle design and ribbon is in Rich Razzleberry and the last circle is in Crushed Curry. This would be great for so many occassions. Did you notice how the tails of the ribbon are solid? You can use either side - or both. Nice and cheery, yet not overwhelming. The new set I used is called Circle Circus and has 10 stamps in it. Tons of possbilities.
Next is my first attempt at the Pop Up Three Tier Cake - what do you think? Thanks to Patty Bennet I was able to make this and it was so much fun! The die cuts are in white with three strips of the new Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper to decorate it. I colored my candle with the New In Color Markers in Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo. The sentiment is from Crazy for Cupcakes in Rich Razzleberry and punched out with the New Modern Label Punch. I added two extra ends in Crushed Curry to help it stand out more. Even my husband said this looked cool!

Now for another exciting start of this tour - you could win $50 GC or new product! Click here and fill out the report and click here for a Scavenger Hunt.

Return your "report" to info@remarkablestampers.com and the Scavenger Hunt to me no later than July 5th. Each tour guide will draw one winner for 21 winners. Good Luck!

Email me anytime with questions and have a great blog tour of new catalog card and project samples!

Thanks for visiting! Come back often - I'd love to hear from you. Your next stop - Brenda's Blog!














New Idea Book & Catalog Events

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Open House
Thursday, July 2nd Anytime from 6-9 pm.
My House - 818 Woodbrook Lane, Plymouth Meeting, PA - Side door
Come see the New In Colors, do a quick make n take, get the new catalog and check out some new samples! Bring a friend and enter for a chance at a free set!

Blog Tour
Starting July 1, you'll be able to check out lots of new ideas on my blog as well a bunch of my teammate's blogs. There's even a chance to win some great prizes!

With so much fabulous new stuff and the state of the economy, the Stampers' 6 Club might interest you.
Stamper's 6 Club
What is a Stamper's 6 Club?
Think of the Stamper's 6 Club as a way to get everything from your Stampin' Up! Wish List slowly and affordably - and some of it even for free!
What do I have to do? Call me or e-mail me with a Stampin' Up! order totaling $25 or more once a month for just 6 months! There is no club fee, the money that you spend is only on Stampin' Up! Product. But please remember this is a committment.
How does it work? There will be 6 people in the club and the club will last for 6 months. Since there are 6 people spending at least $25, every club order is guaranteed to total $150 - the minimum order amount needed to earn free stamp sets and products from Stampin' Up! Since there are 6 people and 6 months, this allows each of the club members to take a turn picking out free hostess set and free product.
So it lasts for 6 months, but from when to when? We will start from August 2009 to January 2010
How and when do I get orders to you? You can call or e-mail me with your order and pay by Money Order, Check or Credit Card. The orders/payments will be due around the 20th of every month.
Do I have to attend anything or host a workshop? No! You are under no obligation to attend or host anything! Of course, you can if you want to!
What are some other club benefits? If the FREE Hostess Exclusive Stamp Sets and FREE Shopping Dollars aren't enough for you, there are some other club benefits as well. Check them out:
FREE Idea Book and Catalog!!!!
Receive FREE Mini Catalogs directly in the mail from Stampin' Up! Headquarters - fresh off the press!
During "your" month, you can boost your free stuff with additional orders from friends and family
All club members will have the option of coming to stamp at my house or appointed meeting place at a "Club night" and use my stamps & ink.
Special Club member gifts made by me!
How can I join?
Just e-mail me or call me! But space is limited, so contact me today!

Sneak Peek - A few things all in one

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Even though it's fairly simple, this card has a few things going on. First - 2 of the New In Colors are used - Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry. Then there's strip of one of the new Razzleberry Lemonade DSPs. On the left is a stamp that I repeated from the new stamp set Razzle Dazzle as well as a flower from the set - inked with new In Color Markers! It also has a gorgeous larger flower, but I was trying to challenge myself and not go for the obvious. I also challenged myself using that new pink. I'm not a pink person, but it went so well with the razzleberry purplish color - and I love purples! Can you guess the other thing I did here?
See the scallops behind the large oval punch? It's not perfect, but I punched 3 scalloped ovals and placed one above, one below and cut the third in half to peek out each side. Not bad, huh? Let me know what you think. Have a great day!

Wild About You

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Well, I was able to participate in a stamping challenge at Late Night Stampers. We were to use a retiring set for 3 different cards. I used Wild About You and even used some retiring paper. I love these little guys and will continue to use them but will miss seeing them in the new catalog. Here are my 3:
What do you think? We did yet another card using this set at my stamp camp today with a "bite" out of it - I'll get that one up later. Did you see the little notebook I made for my son a while back? Don't miss your chance to get these guys - order them by the end of the month!

Free Stampin' Up! stuff!

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Woohoo! I was hired by Sherrill Graff to make convention swaps for her. She is so generous and has lots of give-aways. Check out her blog here and check out the other demos who were hired by her as well.
1.Gretchen Barron gbarron56@comcast.net http://gretchenbarron.typepad.com/
2. Barbara Dondero barbaradondero@gmail.com http://barbsstampingspot.blogspot.com/
3.Tammy Fite stampinmama@comcast.net http://www.stampwithtammy.com/
4. Judy Jackson JudyStamper@verizon.net
5. Mary Brown mary@stampercamper.com http://stampercamper.com/
6.Sarah Wills sarahwills@austin.rr.com http://sarahsinkspot.blogspot.com/
7.Selene Kempton e.selene@verizon.net http://stampinfunwithselene.blogspot.com/
8.Virginia Killmore vkillmore@gmail.com http://virginias-website.blogspot.com/
9. Elizabeth Sloman sloman4100@bellsouth.net http://www.mamastamper.com/
10.Marisol Gutierrez atouchof_sol@yahoo.com http://atouchofsol.blogspot.com/
11. Dawn Bullock Dbullock28@comcast.net http://www.stampincreations.blogspot.com/
12.Sandi MacIver sandi_maciver@comcast.net http://www.sandimaciver.com/sandi_maciver/
13.Stephanie Sullins stephenandsteph@earthlink.net http://owlwhimsy.blogspot.com/
14.Susan Shields blestmomof6@cox.net http://createdwithlovebysusan.blogspot.com/
15. Rebekah "Becky" Jensen becky@stampthat.com http://www.stampthat.com/
16. Heidi Michel heartfeltblessings@gmail.com http://www.heartfeltblessings.blogspot.com/
17. Barb Slaughter stamper0910@yahoo.com
18. Lisa Milliron
uniquedesignsbylisa@windstream.net http://www.uniquedesignsbylisa.typepad.com/
19 Connie Babbert iluvstamping@columbus.rr.com http://inkspiredtreasures.com/
20 Nancy Dawson nancy@centralva.net http://creativewishes.blogspot.com/
21 Bethany Keeney bethanykeeney@hotmail.com http://keeneyfarm.blogspot.com/
22 Kirsten Brown stampinsilly@gmail.com http://imstampinsilly.blogspot.com/
23. Mary Jo Price-Williams technostamper@roadrunner.com http://technostamper.blogspot.com/
24. Elizabeth Hurst stampwithelizabeth@gmail.com http://www.animalscraps.blogspot.com/

I won't be going to convention this year, but some of my work will!

Sneak Peek

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Wow - they've done it again! Stampin' Up! continues to come up with cool, new exciting stuff. Demonstrators could preorder a few things and get the new catalog earlier this year, but we're only allowed to show you stuff in the preorder. While my own stuff is still in transit, I couldn't wait to share you a few things from my upline - esp. the new In Colors!

Here's new ribbon too - in Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Dusty Durango, and my fave - Rich Razzleberry. Some new DSP and a few sample boxes with a new punch!

Last Chance Lists

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Just out today, here are the lists for the retiring stamp sets. Click on each one to see the list. These can be ordered through June 30 and do not "run out" like the accessories (see below).
LAST-CHANCE STAMP SETS - PAGE NUMBER ORDER
LAST CHANCE STAMP SETS - ALPHABETICAL ORDER
LAST CHANCE DECOR ELEMENTS LIST - 25% off! (click here to see Decor Elements Brochure)
Here's the list of LAST-CHANCE ACCESSORIES. Some accessories are 25-50% off!
50% off Accessories
25% off Accessories
SU! does not replenish last-chance accessories. Once they're gone, they're gone. If there's something you know you want, order it ASAP.
Happy Shopping!

Color Challenge 20

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This card was made for the Late Night Stampers Color challenge #20. We were to use Choc. Chip. Kraft, Ruby Red and Old Olive. For some reason this idea came to mind right away. The background isn't exactly how I imagined it, but close. I just stamped the sentiment and decorative flourish kind of randomly all over and sponged the edges. My colors were added with pastels. Yes, I cut out the flowers and now I remember why I was tempted to get the Fiskars finger exacto knife thingy. The 5/8" ribbon finishes it. Hope you like it!

Happy Memorial Day! Thanks to all who have served our country!

Bra/Panty Card

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Here's a fun card I just had to make for a friend. I got the pattern from Stamp Owl Here. It's really easy and could actually be used for quite a few occassions. You could "support" someone, be "behind" them all the way, you know - that sort of thing ; )

I used Blush Blossom for the base and the Regal Rose Designer Series Paper you can get for free as a level 1 Hostess gift. The white flower is from the Trio Flower punch. Cute and simple!

LNS Challenge

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Here's a card I did for a challenge on Late Night Stampers group. You had to CASE a card from the group's "mom", Sherrill, Here. I picked this one because I just love those little flowers and that leaf die. I changed the colors, double up my ribbon, and added a scalloped border. Left out the embossing and rub-on. It was pretty quick except for piecing the scalloped border together. Here are a two ways to this: punch out a bunch of circles and adhere them half way or so to the back, overlapping them as you go; or cut the center of the scallop punch out and cut into sections. Take the sections and "stretch" them around your circle. Oh - and it's easier to to put the adhesive on the circle - not the pieces. Hope you enjoy it - and visit Sherrill's Late Night Stamper's group. It's a great resource for everything Stampin' Up! and she does contests too!
Dawn

May Specials/National Scrapbook Day

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Happy May, and National Scrapbook Month/Day!
SU! has not one, but THREE new specials for the month of May!!

1. Buy three packs of Designer Series Paper and get one pack FREE!
2. Buy a Sneak Peek Stamp Set from the 2009-2010 Idea Book - Jumble Alphabet (set of 52, double mounted) - at a 20% discount.
3. Become part of the Stampin' Up! family for only $75! This special kit includes Any Stamp Set up to $43.95, Any Craft pad of choice, Any Simply Scrappin' Kit and Any 12 X 12 Textured Cardstock of choice, plus all the regular business materials including catalogs ... WoW!

Here are a few Scrapbook pages for inspiration:



  1. Any questions at all, feel free to contact me!

Happy Stampin & Scrappin!

Dawn