Saturday, July 26, 2008

July's Stamp Class Projects

For July's Stamp Class we made card holders using plain old 2 pocket folders. I had stocked up on them last year during the Back to School sales!

We used 3 of my FAVORITE retiring stamp sets - SO MUCH, POLKA DOTS & PAISLEYS and UNFROGETTABLE. I'm going to miss them! If you love them and don't have them yet ORDER NOW! The last day to order is Aug 10th.

We also used retiring In-Colors - Wild Wasabi and Groovy Guava. The folders are folded in half and then part of the flap is cut off. Then we used the new Scallop Edge punch along the flap. We attached JUMBO EYELETS on each edge for the ribbon closure. I love those Jumbo Eyelets!! We used the Crop-a-dile to set them. Its amazing at how easy they are to set!

Frog Card: Wild Wasbai cardstock, Wild Wasabi Ink, Whisper White cs, Groovy Guava cardstock (scallop), Scallop and circle punches, Black Hemp Twine, Lily Pad Stampin' Around wheel, Aqua painter, Black Staz-On ink, googlie eyes!

Heart card - chipboard heart, Ultra Fine glitter applied using Heat & Stick powder, square punch, Groovy Guava cs & ink, So Much and Polka Dots & Paisleys stamp sets.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Kayley's New Interest -

Kayley has been wanting to take karate for the past year or so and we haven't been able to make it work in our schedule with soccer until this summer. AV Park & Rec had a Karate camp for 3 days, so we signed her up! She loved it! Her Sensei was Paul Walker. Turns out we were in Mommy & Me classes with them and their daughter 5 yrs ago.

Camp was a blast for her and all she talks about now is taking more karate classes.

Sensei Paul said that Kayley was very "focused" and looks forward to having her in more classes at his do-jo.

The kids did crafts (along with karate and exercising) and learned about Japanese culture. They made these hats on the last day of camp.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Discontinued Accessories List - ORDER NOW!

Discontinued Accessories

Items on this discontinued accessories list will be available while supplies last or through August 10, whichever comes first.

Last updated July 21 7:00 a.m.

Item Number Product Description
109200 Accents & Elements Build A Flower
110718 Accents & Elements Lucky Star
110719 Accents & Elements Messenger
103158 Acrylic Graph & Grid
108638 Card Stock 12 X 12 In Color
108642 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Blue Bayou
108643 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Groovy Guava
108637 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 In Color
108640 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 River Rock
108639 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Soft Sky
108641 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Wild Wasabi
108644 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Purely Pomegranate
103975 Card Stock Brushed Copper
108694 Card Stock Textured 12 X 12 In Color
107312 Cards & Envelopes Gift Whisper White
107292 Cards & Envelopes Greeting Whisper White
109116 Notes & Envelopes Long Notes
109118 Notes & Envelopes Love Notes
109117 Notes & Envelopes Pocket Notes*
110729 Notes & Envelopes Scallop Notes
109119 Notes & Envelopes Gift Notes
109018 Classic Stampin' Ink Blue Bayou
109019 Classic Stampin' Ink Groovy Guava
109017 Classic Stampin' Ink Purely Pomegranate
109016 Classic Stampin' Ink River Rock
109015 Classic Stampin' Ink Soft Sky
109020 Classic Stampin' Ink Wild Wasabi
109013 Classic Stampin' Pad Blue Bayou
109012 Classic Stampin' Pad Groovy Guava
109011Classic Stampin' Pad Purely Pomegranate
109010 Classic Stampin' Pad River Rock
109009 Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Sky
109014 Classic Stampin' Pad Wild Wasabi
110751 Designer Series Paper Azure*
110749 Designer Series Paper Berry Bliss
109154 Designer Series Paper Cutie Pie
110699 Designer Series Paper East Coast Prep*
109160 Designer Series Paper Fall Flowers
109159 Designer Series Paper Flowers For You*
110697 Designer Series Paper Ginger Blossom
110479 Designer Series Paper Jersey Shore*
109151Designer Series Paper Le Jardin
110748 Designer Series Paper Notebook*
110750 Designer Series Paper Olive Press
109153 Designer Series Paper Porcelain Prints*
109175 Designer Series Paper Prints Almost Amethyst*
109177 Designer Series Paper Prints Always Artichoke
110696 Designer Series Paper Prints Bali Breeze
109173 Designer Series Paper Prints Blue Bayou
109174 Designer Series Paper Prints Brilliant Blue
109178 Designer Series Paper Prints Certainly Celery
109169 Designer Series Paper Prints Close to Cocoa*
109168 Designer Series Paper Prints Groovy Guava*
109171 Designer Series Paper Prints Lovely Lilac
109172 Designer Series Paper Prints More Mustard
109176 Designer Series Paper Prints Old Olive
109170 Designer Series Paper Prints Pumpkin Pie
109164 Designer Series Paper Prints River Rock*
109167 Designer Series Paper Prints Rose Red
109166 Designer Series Paper Prints So Saffron
109165 Designer Series Paper Prints Soft Sky
109163 Designer Series Paper Prints Tempting Turquoise
110698 Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Break
110273 Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Fling*
110271 Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Silhouettes
110272 Designer Series Paper Prints Western Sky
107299 Envelope Confetti Cream Medium
105320 Eyelets Basic
100375 Eyelets Bold Brights
100381 Eyelets Earth Elements
107233 Eyelets Fresh Favorites I
107234 Eyelets Fresh Favorites II
105316 Eyelets Rich Regals
100378 Eyelets Soft Subtles
105515 Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter
105531 Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass
105532 Hodgepodge Hardware Aged Copper
101120 Metallic Art Pencils
107307 On Board Accents
109181 On Board Blossoms & Basic
109179 On Board Ginormous Pieces
107306 On Board Simon Lower
102678 Paper Mulberry White
109227 Punch Box Three For You
102686Punch Handheld Rectangle
100271 Pure Color Pencils
109060 Ribbon Double-Stitched Blue Bayou
109063 Ribbon Double-Stitched Groovy Guava
109061 Ribbon Double-Stitched Purely Pomegranate
109062 Ribbon Double-Stitched River Rock*
109059 Ribbon Double-Stitched Soft Sky
109058 Ribbon Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi
109189 Ribbon Originals Beachfront*
109187 Ribbon Originals District*
109188 Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale
109185 Ribbon Originals Jersey*
109184 Ribbon Originals Sherbert
109186 Ribbon Originals Theater
110716 Ribbon Striped Grosgrain Wild Wasabi*
110281 Rub-Ons Cherished Memories*
110284 Rub-Ons Eastern Elegance*
110285 Rub-Ons Urban West*
110557 Simply Scrappin' Boho Blend
109610 Simply Scrappin' Confetti
110572 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Boy
110567 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Girl
109597 Simply Scrappin' Home Again
110562 Simply Scrappin' Rose Cottage
109648 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Boy
109627 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Girl
110587 Simply Scrappin' Summer Days
110577 Simply Scrappin' Tie The Knot
111184 Simply Sent Friendly Notes
109228 Simply Sent Simple Delights
109229 Simply Sent Three Thoughts
106662Stampin'Around Wheel Daisy Field
107561Stampin'Around Wheel Garden Annuals
109681Stampin'Around Wheel Good Dog
109678Stampin'Around Wheel Kisses
107482Stampin'Around Wheel Lily Pad
109680Stampin'Around Wheel Meow
109677Stampin'Around Wheel Mistletoe
106610Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Basics Outline
107467Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Birthday
109571Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Baby
109570Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Friends
109569Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Party
108423Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Leaves A La Carte
107468Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Nature Hike
108980Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Petals
107464Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Rough Texture
111261Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Spunky Spots
109554Stampin' Color Index Labels
109553 Stampin' Color Index Labels (French)
106694 Stampin' Kids Markers
101399 Stipple Brushes
102673 Zig Painty

Saturday, July 19, 2008

For the first time ever, Stampin' Up! is discounting some of their Retiring Accessories!!

See below for the list of accessories being offered at 25% OFF!!

Offer begins Monday, but feel free to email me your order in advance and I will place your order on Monday!

This is only a partial Retiring Accessories list,
Please check back with me on Monday for the FULL list!

Item# Pg Description Price listed is after the 25% discount
109117 167 Pocket Notes assortment $7.46
110479 168 Jersey Shore Designer Series paper $7.46
110699 168 East Coast Prep Designer Series paper $7.46
109159 169 Flowers For You Designer Series paper $7.46
110273 169 Spring Fling Designer Series paper $7.46
110748 170 Notebook Designer Series paper $7.46
109153 170 Porcelain Prints Designer Series paper $7.46
110751 171 Azure Designer Series paper $7.46
109164 171 River Rock Prints Designer Series paper $7.46
109175 171 Almost Amethyst Prints Designer Series paper $7.46
109168 171 Groovy Guava Prints Designer Series paper $7.46
109169 171 Close to Cocoa Prints Designer Series paper $7.46
110284 182 Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons $8.21
110285 182 Urban West Rub-Ons $8.21
110281 182 Cherished Memories Rub-Ons $8.21
109185 190 Jersey Ribbon Originals $9.71
109187 190 District Ribbon Originals $9.71
109189 190 Beachfront Ribbon Originals $9.71
110716 191 Wild Wasabi striped grosgrain ribbon $5.96
109062 191 River Rock double-stitched grosgrain ribbon $6.71

This list is in addition to the Hodgepodge Hardware Kits that are also 25% off right now, price listed is after the 25% discount.

105532 188 Aged Copper Hodgeppodge Hardware $20.96
105531 188 Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware $20.96
105515 188 Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware $20.96

Decor Elements - look at my Wall!

I finally got the chance to try out the new DECOR ELEMENTS wall art from SU!

It was super easy to put up!

This is the wall in my laundry room - it's between my Stamp Studio and the bathroom that we use for crops and stamp classes. Now to find some wall space in my Stamp Studio for the others I ordered!

A Stampin' Up! Sneak Peak!!

Happy B-day to ME! My usual birthday gift to myself each year is a nice order of the SU! new catty items. This year the new catty isn't out until Aug, but Demos were allowed to pre-order certain items.
Here's a SNEAK PEAK at some of them!

** This new Designer Paper is called BELLA ROSA. I'm not normally into rosey paper, but I'm loving this paper! The new In-Colors are gorgeous - I'm thinking I'll grow to love them as much as Wild Wasabi and the other 2007-08 colors.

** Here are some of the new stamp sets and the new SCALLOP EDGE punch! We'll be using it at this month's Stamp Classes - I'm in LOVE! No more using the Slit punch or Corner rounder for Scallop Edges - YIPPEE!

**I think the Sock Monkey stamp set is my favorite and the new phrase set.

** The NEW catalogs should be here the first week of August! The first day to order is Aug 11th!

** Until then - remember to order those retiring sets and Accessories NOW! I'll be posting the Retiring Accessory List on the 21st! Those items go FAST, so I'll be putting in this month's Club order right after class on the 21st! If you can't attend, please email me before 10:00 am!

Happy Stampin' ~

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

Boy - the last week has been busy! My sister, her DH, and 3 kids came to visit last Sat. through Wed. It was fun to have them here to help me celebrate my 37th birthday - made it less depressing! :( Kayley had a blast with her cousins - they played in her room, played "Rock Band", and had fun outside. We also spent a few hours at Mojave Narrows water play park on my b-day (14th). That night we dined at a new favorite Mexican restaurant called "La Casita". After dinner, my in-laws and sis-in-law & her girls came over for cake.

Katie and Kayley getting all wet!!

One of the camels at Mojave Narrows Regional Park.

Kayley putting candles on my cake. Unfortunately, we didn't have 37 to put on it this year! (Last year they put 36 candles on it!)

Amanda and Wendi - at least Amanda lets Uncle take her pic once in a while.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Some Pics of our AZ Trip!

Kayley and Grandma - celebrating Grandma's 70th birthday at Carraba's in Scottsdale.

My mom

Angel food cake at my sister's house after dinner. The girls had to help blow out the candles.

Swimming with cousins. It was still 95 degrees when we left at 9:00 pm.

Our traditional pic of Kayley with G&G and Jake before we head home. She was not happy to leave! It was a long ride home.

We had a fun time in AZ except for the 111 degree temps. I just can't handle it anymore! We saw "Wall-E", got to Hobby Lobby!!! and we also finally made it to Scrapbook Barn! We tried to go 3 yrs ago and got detoured with a fender bender in the parking lot. I had fun spending time shopping with my mom - we don't get to do it often enough.

Monday, July 7, 2008

SU!'s July Special - Hodge Podge Kits on Sale!!

With new stamp sets comes another bit of great news. ALL NEW STAMP SET DESIGNS WILL BE DIE-CUT! Woo! Hoo! What a time saver! All you'll need to do is pop, peel, and place before you begin stamping.

As I posted earlier, Stampin' Up! has released vinyl home "Decor Elements". Be sure to check out the installation training video on the SU! website. This video makes it look so easy. I'll know for sure as soon as I get my order of "Decor Elements" and get to play with them.

Stampin' Up! has a terrific special running from July 1 through August 10 on all of the Hodgepodge Hardware (HH) Kits shown in the Spring/Summer Collection. Each collection of hardware is now 25% off while supplies last! Do not delay in taking advantage of this special because these products will not be available after August 10th. Open page 188 to see all of the items included in the HH kits and the finishes. These decorative accessories are the perfect finishing touch for any greeting card, scrapbook pages and so much more!

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