Thursday, April 29, 2010

Brayer Sky & Cattails!

For some reason today, I’m feeling a subdued. It’s one of those days that I could sit and read a good book all day. The only thing is, I don’t have the time and if I did have the time, I’d surely fall asleep! It seems like every time I start reading, I get really sleepy.

Okay, so much for personal stuff. Sorry for the blurry picture, but check out this brayered sky card below. I used the slot punch for cattails. Cute huh! It’s not an original idea. I’m sure that I’ve cased the cattails from someone!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Faux Tissue

The other day, I hosted a swap on Stampin' Addicts. This particular swap was called a technique swap. my technique, I wanted to do something kind've simple and fast, but with details. What did I decide to do? Faux tissue. Oh so simple.

All you do is, stamp on tissue paper and wad the paper into a tiny ball. Afterwards you un-wad the tissue and adhere to cardstock. Now how simple is that? Here's how my card turned out.

Friday, April 16, 2010

I'm a visual person...

I'm a visual person that really needs to see to understand. I can read and comprehend but pictures seem to tell the story a little faster! So, with that in mind, I decided to post some pictures of the newer colors and the colors that will be retiring. If you're anything like me, it's a little sad to see the older colors go into retirement. Still, it's so exciting to see the fresh new colors that we'll all get to play with and make beautiful projects!!

Farewell beautiful colors!!

 And now the new colors!!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Back from Regionals

I got back from Stampin' Up! Regionals which was held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  I had a blast.  I got to hang out with some of the sweetest girls!!!  I feel like I've know these girls forever.  There's a special bond between us!

At regionals, there were black boards with pictures on them along the side of the convention room.  Here's one of those boards.  This particular board features Sweet Scoops.  Now, I've got to have that stamp set!

The Stampin' Addicts sisters and friends got together on Friday night for a dinner and swapped cards.  I received so many beautiful cards that I just can't believe!  They were all beautiful.  I would love to post them but I'm afraid that I won't be able to give credit where credit is due!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Color Renovation

I am thrilled.  I tell you I am thrilled!!!!   We got the new news about the new colors that was released from Stampin' Up!  I can't wait to show you the new colors and start playing with them!!!

After 2 years of research, Stampin' Up! has decided to revamp their colors.  Hence, the Color Renovation.  Instead of family colors, there will now be color collections!  Yay!!!!  This means we'll get brand new colors along with some returning In-Colors.  Now when does this happen?  Well, you'll be able to purchase these new colors from the new Idea Book in Catalog that will be released on July 1.  That means the last time you'll be able to purchase the retiring colors will be June 30!

What's in store for you?  

  • There will be four Color Collections:  Brights, Neutrals, Regals, and Subtles.

  • Each Color Collection consists of 10 colors.

  • The Color Renovation will mean that there will be 30 colors retiring from our previous color palette to make room for the new!  

  • Stampin' Up! will continue to offer Brushed Gold, Brushed Silver, Confetti Cream, Confetti White, Glossy White, Naturals Ivory, Naturals White, Shimmery White, and White vellum cardstock, as well as White vellum paper.

What will be joining us?

10 In-Colors will be joining the core colors (Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, River Rock, Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, and Wild Wasabi.)

25 colors that are staying (oh, Kraft will be staying and be renamed to Crumb Cake)

5 brand new colors (Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, and Marina Mist.)

5 brand new In-Color (for this year)


Do you realize that's 40 core colors of which 15 are fresh and new!  Plus 5 new In-Colors!!!   That means a total of 45 colors in the new catty.  How exciting!!  I'm thinking new:




Water Color Crayons


Stampin' Pastels


Stampin' Kits

Embellishments!!!!!!!   ....Oh my!

Click here for new colors!!!  Ready for you to purchase on July 1.  Can I hear a big Wahoo!!

 Click here for retiring colors!!  Whatever you do, please, please don't forget these colors retire June 30! 

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Did you know?

I don't know if you have noticed, but I have tabs at the top of my blog.  One tab will take you directly to the list of stamp sets that I have for sale.  One reason that I am selling these stamps is to make room for new sets. I also want to give you the chance to purchase these stamp sets at a really good price.  The price is listed for each stamp set, however the price is not always firm.  Make me an offer.  All I can say is "deal" or "no deal".

Did you know...

  1. If you are on my "active" mailing list, you should be getting a new mini catalog?  The mini catalog is geared towards summer and has some really, really cute stamp sets!  You should be receiving that catalog soon.  The sales period for the Summer mini starts May 1.

  2. For the May stamp club, I will be using 3 stamp sets from the summer mini catalog.  Also, because we don't have a hostess for that month, it will be a mystery workshop.  All guest are invited to attend, but please, please let me in advance so that I can be prepared.

  3. The summer mini has some new products!  Yay!!!  One of new products is described as "It's quick, it's easy, it's shimmery - it's Smooch Spritz!"  We'll use it in May's stamp club, so come see what it's about.

  4. May is National Scrapbooking Month - a special time to focus on the art of scrapbooking.  Please see the event calendar below.  Be sure to mark your own calendar!

  5. You can still order from the Occasions mini catalog now thru April 30.  Just give me a shout!

  6. I am seriously considering a class on simple scrapbooking?  I got the idea from my Stampin' Success magazine.  What you do is take 1 month at a time and scrapbook that month.  On one page, you'll have a calendar, a few picture, journaling and embellishments.  Nothing fancy, just clean and simple.  The cost for this club is $15 (products from any SU catty) and would meet every month.  There would be 10 people in the club.  At the end of the club year, you have a 12X12 calendar for the whole year.  Talk about a precious gift for yourself or someone very special!

  7. Don't forget about the color challenge using the colors from Dunkin' Donuts!  The details are in the post below.

  8. Stampin' Up! has digital software for your desktop or laptop.  Did you know that? It's called My Digital Studio.   Are you interested in a class?  If so, shoot me an email.

  9. If you won blog candy recently, you'll be receiving it shortly.  Not everyone will be receiving the same thing, but I promise you'll love your little surprise!

April Schedule
9-11 - SU regionals in Milwaukee!  Yay!!!!
19 - Stamp club - my house at 6:30 - Come on!
22 - Color Challenge (see post below) deadline
30 - Stamp-A-Stack (10 am - noon) Birthday, Thank you, and open to suggestions!
30 - Last day to order from the Occasion's Mini catalog

May Schedule
1 - You can order from the Summer mini catty!!!!
17 - Stamp Club
21 - Scrapbook Club
22 - Scrapbook Page Workshop - 10 am