Sunday, July 27, 2008

Wild lunchbox notes!

Aren't these the cutest?!?!  I used the Wild Wasabi designer paper that I received in the hostess Prints Pack.  All the other paper is from my scraps - Whisper White, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, and Groovy Guava.  Oh and some have the retired Darling Doodles designer series paper.  And the ones with swirls are stamped in Blue Bayou and the some of the flowers are in Purely Pomegranate. 

I made these to put in Emma's lunchbox when she starts school!  Each day I'll give her a new one with a small sentiment in it - Love you!, You're the best, etc.


Thursday, July 24, 2008

Enjoy Tart & Tangy

I hope this shows up right!  The base is Whisper White.  The Patterned Paper is from Summer Picnic.  I stamped "Enjoy" in Basic Black directly on the Whisper White.  I punched the scallops in Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, and Wild Wasabi.  The fruit was colored with markers direct to stamp in Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Chocolate Chip (stems), and Wild Wasabi (leaves).  And can you guess what colors I used to color the letters?  LOL  The only one that was added is Soft Sky for the "O"
Thanks for looking!
Oh and in case you were wondering, I've extended the Blog Candy in this post until NEXT Sunday (August 3).  PLEASE let me know what you think!  That means YOU Mrs. Julie!  :D

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Happy Camper

I AM SO SAD that this set is retiring!  MAN!  I JUST got it!
OK, so my base is Sahara Sand, the camper is stamped in Chocolate Chip (with Old Olive and Basic Black) and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The image is matted on Old Olive and the ribbon is Real Red.  The sentiment is from the Always stamp set and stamped in Old Olive.  I was going to stamp it in Real Red, but it looked like a burgundy color on the Sahara Sand.  Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Another one no longer available!

  • Classic Stampin' Ink Wild Wasabi

Some accessories already unavailable!

The following accessories are already unavailable!
  • Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter
  • Ribbon Double-Stitched Blue Bayou
  • Ribbon Double-Stitched Purely Pomegranate
  • Simply Sent Simple Delights
  • Simply Sent Three Thoughts

Order fast if there's anything on the list you want!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

SU Stuff

OK, so it's not a card, BUT I am posting! Aren't you proud of me?  I've posted every day for a week!  LOL  So onto the Stampin' Up stuff!
  • First, I wanted to remind everyone that the Christmas Card in July (that was postponed) will be August 15 from 6 until.  Please let me know if you are coming, are you bringing a friend, and if you need to order anything.  I have all the inks in the current catalog and some Christmas stamp sets.  Meg also has some Christmas sets.  So we should be able to provide something for you to play with!  If you have any, please bring them so we can have a LOT!    * Next, I wanted to remind everyone that I am placing an order tomorrow night!  If you need anything please let me know.... And remember I'm offering 10% off ANY retiring sets!
  • The retiring accessories list is coming out in the morning!  This list is a "while supplies last" list, so if you want anything from it we'll have to order FAST!  Stampin' Up has already informed us that the Blue Bayou AND Purely Pomegranate double stitched ribbon is SOLD OUT!
  • Finally, I wanted to let you all know that Stampin' Up has placed the following items on sale at 25% OFF!  PLUS, since these items are ALL going to be on the retiring accessories list, I will give you AN ADDITIONAL 10% off the sale price!  So let me know tomorrow (Monday) and I'll add it to my order and you'll be more likely to get it!
    • Pocket Notes Assortment (pg 167)  $7.46
    • Jersey Shore Designer Series Paper (pg 168)  $7.46
    • East Coast Prep Designer Series Paper (pg 168)  $7.46
    • Flowers for You Designer Series Paper (pg 169)  $7.46
    • Spring Fling Designer Series Paper (pg 169)  $7.46
    • Notebook Designer Series Paper (pg 170)  $7.46
    • Porcelain Prints Designer Series Paper (pg 170)  $7.46
    • Azure Designer Series Paper (pg 171)  $7.46
    • River Rock Designer Series Paper (pg 171)  $7.46
    • Almost Amethyst Designer Series Paper (pg 171)  $7.46
    • Groovy Guava Designer Series Paper (pg 171)  $7.46
    • Close to Cocoa Designer Series Paper (pg 171)  $7.46
    • Eastern Elegance Rub-ons (pg 182)  $8.21
    • Urban West Rub-ons (pg 182)  $8.21
    • Cherished Memories Rub-ons (pg 182)  $8.21
    • Jersey Ribbon Originals (pg 190)  $9.71
    • District Ribbon Originals (pg 190)  $9.71
    • Beachfront Ribbon Originals (pg 190)  $9.71
    • Wild Wasabi Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (pg 191)  $5.96
    • River Rock Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (pg 191)  $6.71
And as a side note (only slightly ;-) )  It's ALMOST guaranteed that anything dealing with the current In Colors will retire AND sell out FAST.  If you need/want anything (Wild Wasabi is MY favorite!) please let me know so I can get it on the order tomorrow!

Friday, July 18, 2008

B-day card!

I'm ACTUALLY ahead of something!  LOL  This b-day card is for my god-daughter!  Her b-day is the same as my anniversary - August 5.  Thank you to Melanie McComb for stamping and sending me the French Happy Birthday sentiment!
The colors are Perfect Plum, Ballet Blue, Regal Rose, and Pale Plum (around the sentiment).  This scan does NOT do the card justice....

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

True Friend Bliss

OK, I REALLY like how this one turned out!  The stamp set is True Friend.  The main flower is embossed on Whisper White with clear embossing powder.  I sponged Pretty in Pink over that.    That is matted on Berry Bliss Designer Series Paper.  The triple flowers are stamped in Versamark.  The sentiment is stamped in Chocolate Chip craft ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  That square is matted on Rose Red.  The base is Chocolate Chip.


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tart & Tangy Thank You

Last one!  I HOPE to have some more "pre-loaded" before this one posts (YES, I did all this on Sunday!  LOL)  I'm REALLY liking the scheduled posting!
Now on to the card!  LOL  The base is Wild Wasabi again and the Designer Series Paper is still Summer Picnic AND the stamp sets are still Tart & Tangy and Warmest Regards.  The only real difference here is that the fruit is mounted on Pumpkin Pie.  I wasn't crazy about that color until this paper came out!  LOL

Oh and I wanted to say I am SO sorry about the scans!  They don't do these cards justice!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Tart & Tangy Thinking of You

OK, I made this one for a guy in another division at work.  He was in a HORRIBLE accident and may never walk again.  It's been about 3 months and he's still in the hospital and I want him to know he's not forgotten (his parents are elderly and can't travel to be with him and his fiance has to work to support her children).

I used the Tart & Tangy set from the Occassions Mini (I'm PRAYING it's in one of the next 2 Idea Book & Catalogs!).  I also used the Summer Picnic paper.  But to back up a little, I started with a Wild Wasabi base (I'm SO going to miss that color!  I JUST fell in love with it!).  The fruit is matted on Real Red.  And the sentiment is from Warmest Regards and stamped in Wild Wasabi.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Chocolate Beautiful Thing

I made this card for a workshop I did last month. The hostess and all her guests were new to stamping, so I wanted to make something that wouldn't be too hard, yet was FUN. So, I started with a Chocolate Chip base. I added a strip of Berry Bliss Designer Series paper. The flower were stamped in Versamark and embossed with Clear embossing powder on Pretty in Pink cardstock. I then stamped the solid "flower" over that in Chocolate Chip and wiped away the ink on the embossed image (emboss resist). Finally, I stamped the sentiment at the bottom in Whisper White craft ink and embossed with Clear embossing powder. Everyone seemed to enjoy it :)


OK, I want everyone's opinions.

I'm thinking of moving my cards and such (when I post :O ) to another blog. I'd keep this one, but it would be strictly for pics of my family and family events....

SO, I'd like to know your thoughts on this. Would you prefer it if I kept these separate? I KNOW at least one of you have already told me you just wish I'd post more. And I think that between being able to schedule posts AND if I separated the 2, I would be able to do that... Right now I don't want to disappoint anyone by posting family stuff when they are expecting stamped items....

Now, IF I do this, I need a name. SO, I need name ideas! And since I'm over 2600 (almost 2700!) views, let's make this a blog candy post too! Post your name ideas here and NEXT Sunday I'll draw/pick a winner. A few items about me -

  • I go by Suzanne, but my FIRST name is Michael (YES you read that right!)
  • I live in NC... on the coast
  • I love to paper craft (scrapbook, stamp, etc)
  • I have 2 BEAUTIFUL kids (not sure that'll help anyone, but I LOVE to brag about them ;)
  • I work on PCs by day and am a SU demo by night
  • I like to think I'm a fun person to be around....
OK, one last thing I know everyone is looking for - you are playing for a $10 gift certificate from Stampin' Up! This is only through me and is toward the merchandise total of anything from the current OR UPCOMING catalogs! Also, once I announce the winner, she will have until Friday the 25th of July to contact me.

SO, leave your comments here WITH a name AND way to contact you! AND for those local lurkers (those who read, but never post - you KNOW who you are) PLEASE de-lurk and post! :)