Tuesday, June 30, 2009

It is ABSOLUTELY your last chance...!

First, it's your LAST CHANCE to order from the Spring/Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog; it will go offline tonight, while they get ready to bring the NEW IB&C online TOMORROW!! Not only will it go offline forever tonight, it's going to get slower and slower as people get their last-minute ordering in. If you wish to place an order, CLICK HERE and then on the SHOP NOW button at the top right corner!!!

Now. It's absolutely your LAST CHANCE to vote in this year's THIRD ANNUAL BIRTHDAY CARD CONTEST. Here are your entries again; just leave me a comment, telling me which is your favorite!!!!

SO much going on!!

I'm so sorry I didn't get this posted yesterday; I really meant to!!!! There's just a lot going on around here, besides today being the LAST DAY FOR THE SPRING/SUMMER 2009 IDEA BOOK & CATALOG!!!

Without further ado, here's today's sample. PLEASE NOTE! I will be posting again later, so be sure to come back. :)
Isn't it adorable??? Stampin' Up!® had this idea on their website, but I tweaked it to make it mine. :D

The "YUM" is spelled out with DEFINE YOUR LIFE ALPHA; the rest of the stamps are in the set, UNDER THE STARS. Besides that, all you need is one of our large cello bags, Very Vanilla, Real Red, and Creamy caramel card stocks, Basic Brown and Real Red inks, a Stamp-a-ma-jig, and Stampin' Write markers. Oh, and we used the 1-3/4" circle punch to punch out the s'more.

I just LOVE this project. It ALMOST makes me wish I had some kids to take on a hay ride. :D This would be a fun project for Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Sunday School classes - heck, you name it! :D

If you'd like to order the products for this project, you can email me at poohisstampin@aol.com, or click HERE and click on the SHOP NOW button!

OK. I'm off to really work HARD - the open house is this THURSDAY for the NEW IDEA BOOK & CATALOG, which goes LIVE tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a wonderful morning, and come back this afternoon!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D Between now and then, TRY to stamp something, would ya?!?!? :D

Friday, June 26, 2009

It's FRIDAY!!!

I can't wait to start showing you what I'm creating with new things from the new IDEA BOOK & CATALOG, available July 1!! Until then, here are two more cards from the LAST CHANCE LIST - or stamps that have already been retired!

Clean and elegant - I LOVE this card!

Card stocks: Whisper White, Basic Black

Ink: Basic Black

Stamp sets: Life's Special Moments, Graceful Words
Edited to add: BOTH of these stamp sets have been retired for a while! :)

That really IS all there is to this card!!!! :)

Again, monochromatic and simple are sometimes the best! :)

Card stock: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Whisper White

Ink: Perfect Plum

Stamp sets: Cute & Curly Label Punch Bundle - RETIRING NEXT WEEK!!, Fifth Avenue Floral

Accessories: Organza Whisper White ribbon, Top Note die, Big Shot :D, dimensionals. curly label punch

Both are designed as wedding cards, but could definitely be something else!

OK, I'm off! Kenn and I are doing a play reading at LabRatz in Smyrna; if you want details for tomorrow night, email me! :)

Have a wonderful weekend!! Be SURE and take the time to STAMP something!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Later and later, I know....

I'm sorry my postings have been later in the day all week. We've been sleeping in a bit, and by the time my brain wakes up, it's mid-afternoon. :D

SO. Keep voting for your favorite card in the THIRD ANNUAL BIRTHDAY CARD CONTEST - it's a hot race this year!!!

And on with the show!!

Card stocks: YoYo Yellow, Whisper White, Green Galore, Only Orange

Inks: YoYo Yellow, Only Orange

Stamp Set: Heartfelt Thanks - RETIRING NEXT WEEK!

Accessories: Assorted Stampin' Write markers

Simple, but summery! :)

Card stocks: Kraft, Very Vanilla

Inks: Real Red, Creamy Caramel (in cartridge)

Stamp set: Holidays & Wishes - RETIRING NEXT WEEK!

Accessories: Gingerbread wheel, retired at least two years ago; standard handle, ticket corner punch, paper snips, dimensionals, Real Red and Creamy Caramel Stampin' Write Markers

This was one of my favorite wheels EVER. It was so much fun to decorate bags, etc., for gift giving at Christmas time!

OK. Tomorrow will be another two retired or retiring stamp sets, then you've got the weekend, and only TWO MORE DAYS of retiring stamps before the NEW IB&C BOOK GOES LIVE!!!!!!!!!! Be SURE and look at your current Idea Book & Catalog or the one online; make SURE nothing is going away that you'll kick yourself for not purchasing. Remember: you can shop online 24/7 HERE, by clicking the SHOP NOW button at the top - or email me, and we'll get you all set!

Have a WONDERFUL day! And be sure to take the time to STAMP SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wednesday! :) Keep voting!

To vote for the winner of the THIRD ANNUAL BIRTHDAY CARD CONTEST, just click HERE. :)

Now, on with the show! As I stated yesterday, I'm showcasing retiring OR retired stamp sets this week; it's your LAST CHANCE to get the stamps on the list, and there have been some awesome stamp sets that have retired in previous years. Don't be left kicking yourself because you didn't get that certain set you wanted!!!!

These two cards are HOSTESS SETS. We have some INCREDIBLE sets for hostesses, that are NEVER available in the Idea Book & Catalog again. Seriously, folks: it's WORTH having a party to get some of these!

This first one should be REALLY familiar to you. :D I've used him so much, it wouldn't be the last class of the catalog year without the rooster. :D

Card stocks: Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, Very Vanilla

Ink: Night of Navy

Stamp set: Rustic Rooster

Accessories: SO SWIRLY Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel - RETIRING!!!!; jumbo handle, Night of Navy ink cartridge

I like him in blue!! :) I'm THINKING that perhaps the set of rooster cards from this year might be a prize in the future....

This is HAUTE COUTERE from two (?) years ago. Let me go check that.... Make that three - it's in the 05/06 IB&C! I loved this set!!!

Card Stocks: Basic Black, Whisper White

Inks: Jet Black Stazon, Pacific Point

Stamp set: Haute Coutere

Accessories: Pacific Point DSP, Aqua Painters

SUPER simple, but so fun!!!! I miss this set. :)

OK, now, be SURE to click on that link in the sidebar over there called LAST CHANCE LIST, and make SURE there's nothing you're going to be sorry you don't own in a week!!! THE NEW IDEA BOOK & CATALOG GOES LIVE ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!!! (It's awesome, too!! :) ) To place an order, just CLICK HERE and then click on the SHOP NOW button, or email me at poohisstampin@aol.com!

Now, for pete's sake, go STAMP SOMETHING!!!!! It's too hot outside to do much else.... :D

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

WOW! Keep voting, PLEASE!!!

The voting is going gangbusters - please don't forget to vote! Just scroll down one entry, and you'll see all the entries, and get to cast your vote for your favorite!

Also, please don't forget you only have a few days left to get stamp sets off the LAST CHANCE LIST before they're gone forever! You can CLICK HERE, then click on the SHOP NOW button at the top left, or email me at poohisstampin@aol.com.

I'm showcasing retiring stamp sets this week; SO MANY good stamp sets have retired, and I rarely get to pull them out and play with them. :) This is one of the cards we did at my workshop Saturday; we had a FANTASTIC time! Everyone's really sad that this Santa stamp is going away - and I DEFINITELY am; it's been a WONDERFUL Christmas stamp!

Card stocks: Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Ruby Red

Inks: Ruby Red, Creamy Caramel in wheel cartridge

Stamp sets: BOTH RETIRING!!! Heritage Holidays and Holidays & Wishes

Accessories: Baroque Border standard Stampin' Around wheel, standard handle, assorted Stampin' Write markers, 1-3/4" circle punch, dimensionals

OK, that's it for today - I've got to finish designing for tonight's Retired/Retiring Quick Card Class! :) If I can be of any assistance, please don't hesitate to email me! I'm here for YOU! :D Have a GREAT day - and please, take the time to STAMP something!!!!

Monday, June 22, 2009


Edited to add: THESE ARE NOT MY DESIGNS. :) These are entries into my THIRD ANNUAL BIRTHDAY CARD CONTEST, which others have submitted (really, it's my excuse to get extra birthday cards. :D).

OK, here are the entries! We need to pay for the gallery I normally use, so until we get that done, I've got to post them all here. If you want to get other people to vote for your card, get them to come here!!! :)

I didn't put the copyright on all of them, because a few of them I didn't know. Just assume that most of them are Stampin' Up!. And assume that ALL of them are copyrighted by SOMEONE. :D Also, they're not posted in any order, except the one I scanned them in Sunday night.

YOU HAVE NINE DAYS TO VOTE!!! Popular winner at that time will win a prize, and I will announce MY choice then, too.

Thank you ALL for playing! I hope you had a good time, too, and that we'll have more participants next year!! :)

Now, VOTE. LEAVE A COMMENT, telling me which number you're voting for! GOOD LUCK! :)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Meet Shelli!

This is a fun video - and Stampin' Up! has their own YouTube station! Check this one out, then go browse the rest of their videos. :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

LAST CHANCE LIST ends June 30!

This is the Inspiration Station in my studio. I periodically change things out, so anyone who comes over can look and HOPEFULLY find something they're inspired by! :)

EVERYTHING displayed here is done with something that's retiring - either an IN COLOR, or a stamp set, or perhaps a DSP. Maybe it's a specific layout, or a cool cut. Anything that can inspire you, I hope is displayed in this corner!

Find inspiration wherever you can! Ask me questions! I'm here for YOU! :)

Have a wonderful day! Just two more days to get your entry to me for the THIRD ANNUAL BIRTHDAY CARD CONTEST! So, go take the time to STAMP something! :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Happy Birthday, Cindy!

QUICK post - I have just a few moments before I'm supposed to be somewhere else! :D - but it's Cindy's birthday. I wanted to show you the card I gave her Sunday, both as a hostess gift and as her birthday card.

Our new pop-up dies are so fun to work with! I've been so busy with other toys - er, ummm, TOOLS! - I haven't shown it to you yet. Plus, it's hard to photograph! :D But here's the outside of the card:

Pale Plum card stock, 5/8" Whisper White satin ribbon, flower in Pale Plum is from HEARTFELT THANKS. Now, for the inside....

Isn't it fun??? :) The background is Perfect Plum; both sayings, embossed in white, are from A LITTLE BIRTHDAY CHEER. The cake is cut from Pale Plum card stock, and the DSP is from Candy Lane.

It's SUPER SIMPLE to put together! I have a harder time deciding which colors to use. LOL!

Here's one more picture of the cake:

If you'd like to learn more about the pop-up dies, please click on the link on the right-hand side of the page that says POP-UP DIES! :D

If you'd like to order yours, CLICK HERE, then click the SHOP NOW button at the top!

You have three more days to get your birthday cards in for the THIRD ANNUAL BIRTHDAY CARD CONTEST!!! Hurry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Now, I've got to run. Have a wonderful evening, and PLEASE! Take the time to STAMP something - you'll have a great time! :D

Monday, June 15, 2009

Christmas is coming quickly!

Yup, today's post is a Christmas card - and a super-simple birthday card, because we did these yesterday at Cindy's workshop. We had a great time, and Cindy qualified for the Summer Fun Hostess Bonus!! It ROCKED!!! Her party came in at just over $400, so she got to pick the regular stuff - two free hostess sets, plus $45 worth of free stuff, HER CHOICE! - PLUS $40 more in free stuff!!!!!!!!!!! I'm REALLY excited for her! I have two more hostesses this month, and I'm hoping they'll at least make the smaller Hostess Bonus, which is at $250. Then they'll get an extra $25! If you want to get a party in before the end of June, please contact me immediately! It's also the last of the LAST CHANCE LIST time; the last time you can get those stamp sets is the end of June, and then they go away forever.

PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO ENTER THE THIRD ANNUAL BIRTHDAY CARD CONTEST!!!! There will be two winners - go to yesterday's post to get linked to the instructions!!!!!

Now, on with the show. :D

Card stocks: So Saffron, Whisper White

Ink: Riding Hood Red - retiring IN COLOR

Stamp sets: Cute & Curly (from CURLY LABEL PUNCH BUNDLE); inside - Holidays & Wishes - all retiring!

Accessories: SWEET SLUMBER cover-weight DSP (retiring), Curly Label Punch (from CURLY LABEL PUNCH BUNDLE, retiring), dimensionals

Can't get much more simple than this card! Pretty gender-neutral, too!

Now, on to the Christmas card - and it took lots of steps! :)

The smaller card is the INSIDE of the card; it was pretty cool itself, so I wanted to make sure you saw it. :)

Card stocks: Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold

Ink: Versamark

Stamp sets: Heritage Holiday, Holidays & Wishes - BOTH RETIRING

Accessories: So Swirly Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel (retiring), jumbo handle, uninked cartridge, Versamark refill, gold embossing powder, embossing buddy, heat tool, 1-3/4" circle punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, ticket corner punch

This was a really fun card to do. LOTS of steps, but they weren't difficult steps! There's an OPTIONAL step, as shown in the sample here. I put the circle I punched out back into the hole to mask the inside, then took a pencil eraser and inked it with Versamark. I stamped it half on the card front, and half onto the punched circle, to make a scallop pattern around my window. Then, it's embossed with gold EP, too; it just added a little finishing touch to the card. :)

OK, I'm off! Lots to do, no ambition. :D Same ol' same ol'! :D Have a WONDERFUL day - and be SURE to take the time to STAMP something!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Quick blog recommendation!

Hi, y'all. I know I usually don't post on Saturdays, but my friend, Elaine, has some blog candy up - and some really pretty cards to show you. :) She does a GREAT job! Just CLICK HERE to go to the entry with the information on it!
And don't forget to get your entry to me for the THIRD ANNUAL BIRTHDAY CARD CONTEST!!!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Advanced Techniques cards!

Don't forget to scroll down past this post for a reminder of the THIRD ANNUAL BIRTHDAY CARD CONTEST!

These are the last two cards from this week's Advanced Techniques class. Both are from TECHNIQUE JUNKIES - tell Pat I sent you! :)

This first one is SPARKLE RESIST, and it's a 4x4" card. It's much more sparkly IRL.

Card stocks: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Versamark, Pixie Pink

Stamp set: Fresh Cuts

Accessories: Iridescent Ice embossing powder, embossing buddy, heat tool, Pretties Kit, word window punch

This technique is called DOUBLE BUGGING.

Card stocks: Green Galore, Real Red, Whisper White

Inks: Green Galore, Real Red

Stamp set: Sweet Serendipity

Accessories: Stampin' Up! Exclusive Texturz Plates, Big Shot, Manhattan Flower Textured Embossing Folder, makeup sponges, Stampin' Write markers, wide oval punch, dimensionals

OK! I'm outta here! :) Have a WONDERFUL weekend - and take the time to STAMP something!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't miss out on the contest!!

You only have ONE WEEK to get your birthday cards here for the challenge!!!! Wow, I don't have a lot of entries yet - your chances of winning are AWESOME!!! CLICK HERE to read the rules!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Quick! Post before the power goes out!!

There's an ugly storm headed this way, so I want to get the first two cards from the last Advanced Techniques class up quickly in case something happens to the power. :D

We had a GRAND time; these are all from TECHNIQUE JUNKIES - tell Pat I sent you! :D

This first card combines two techniques, TORN FRAMES and DRAGGED MADRAS.

Card stocks: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red (retiring IN COLOR), Kiwi Kiss (retiring IN COLOR)

Inks: Jet Black Stazon, Riding Hood Red (retiring IN COLOR), Kiwi Kiss (retiring IN COLOR)

Stamp sets: Heritage Holiday, Sweet Serendipity (both RETIRING)

Accessories: Sponges, distressing tool from the Cutter Kit, assorted Stampin' Write Markers, Blender Pen, 1-3/4" circle punch

Yes, it's the rooster again! This set just completely lends itself to doing advanced techniques, because it's a great collage set. And this technique is called CLEAR-COAT COLLAGE.

Card stocks: Very Vanilla, Creamy Caramel, Pumpkin Pie

Inks: Basic Brown, Creamy Caramel, Pumpkin Pie, Versamark

Stamp set: Rustic Rooster - Level 2 Hostess-ONLY stamp set! Let's have a party THIS MONTH so you can earn it!!!

Accessories: Watercolor Pencils, Clear Embossing Powder, heat tool, embossing buddy

That's IT. Isn't it a GREAT card?!?!?!

OK. Offa here before something baaaaaaaaaaad happens. :D

Have a WONDERFUL day! Don't forget to enter the THIRD ANNUAL BIRTHDAY CARD CONTEST!!!!!!!!! So you have a REASON to GO STAMP SOMETHING!!! :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Surprise! I'm here EARLY today! :D

I got up earlier than usual, so here I am. :D Today you'll get the third card from the Wonderful Window Sheets class - a magic card, then the next two days will be the cards from last night's Advanced Techniques class. We had a great time!!

Don't forget the THIRD ANNUAL BIRTHDAY CARD CONTEST - click HERE to read the original post - we don't have many entries yet, and you've only got ten more days to get your card to me!

This is the "beginning" of how this card looks....

And this is how it looks when you make the "magic" happen (I pulled OUT the middle, so I could get a picture of it for you)! Because I ONLY like to do quick and easy cards, I ONLY do these cards when I teach them. :D Get the picture? But you can go HERE to learn how to do them for yourself!

Card stocks: Glossy White, Whisper White, Basic Black

Inks: Jet Black Stazon, Green Galore, Only Orange, Brilliant Blue, Glorious Green, Bashful Blue

Stamp sets: Branch Out, Really Retro

Accessories: Window Sheets (Occasions Mini), Stamp-a-ma-jig, round tab punchm paper trimmer

I'd LOVE to see your card if you try this! :)

OK, I'm off. Not that I have anything PRESSING, but I don't have anything else to say. :D

Have a wonderful day!!!!!!!!!!!! Be SURE to take the time to STAMP something!!!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Happy Tuesday afternoon!

Shew. What a day!!!! I got to see THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX *and* NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM...SMITHSONIAN today. What fun movies, and what great company I had!!!

ANYWAY. Here's another card from Saturday; I LOVE this card. It may be because of the Real Red striped grosgrain - I just am in love with it. :D I hope you like the card, too - it's called a floating card, because the images look like they're floating. :D

Card stocks: Real Red, Whisper White

Inks: White Stazon, Jet Black Stazon

Stamp set: Crazy for Cupcakes

Accessories: Real Red striped grograin, assorted Stampin' Write Markers, ticket corner punch, window sheets (Occasions Mini)

Super simple, but soooooooo cute! I just love it! :D

OK, I'm off - not too much time until I need to be ready to teach. :) Don't miss me tomorrow - not only do I have another window sheet card to show off this week, but also four cards from tonight's advanced techniques class!

I'm stampin' - I hope you're taking the time to STAMP SOMETHING!!!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Wonderful Window Sheets!

Good Monday afternoon - it's hard to get into the swing of things again!!! Class on Saturday was fun; we looked at some great projects you can do using the clear window sheets, available in the Occasions Mini Catalog ONLY through the end of the month.

Here is one of the projects we did. This technique is an old one, called CAUGHT IN CRYSTAL; Stampin' Up! used to sell window sheets on a regular basis, and this is one of my favorite MESSY things to do with them. :)

Card stocks: Not Quite Navy, Whisper White

Inks: Jet Black Stazon, White Craft

Stamp set: Fifth Avenue Floral

Accessories: Summer Sun and More Mustard re-inkers, Dazzling Diamonds glitter (hard to see, but it's in there!), tissue paper, white embossing powder, embossing buddy, heat tool, dimensionals

I'm feeling generous today, so here's a deal! If you place an online purchase of window sheets between now and the end of the month, I'll send you an email with a pdf file of step-by-step instructions on how to do this! Your order can be for anything besides the window sheets, too, but must include them to get the tutorial! :) Just CLICK HERE, then click on the SHOP NOW button at the top. You want to be sure to order either thickness window sheets (order numbers 114323 or 114324).

OK, I'm outta here! Tomorrow night is Advanced Techniques, and you know that always means samples! :) I've got them all designed and cut, but need to clean up the studio pretty desperately. :D

Have a wonderful day! And take the time to STAMP something, would ya?!?!

Friday, June 5, 2009


Got big plans for the weekend??? We're doing a WONDERFUL WINDOW SHEETS class tomorrow; I can't wait to stamp with some of the girls, and show off these great items (in the OCCASIONS MINI, which is only good through the end of this month!).

ANYWAY. Today's stamp set is one of the wonderful Christmas sets that I'm having to say goodbye to; I really, REALLY liked the Santa that was in this stamp set. I can't WAIT to see what's in the new Idea Book & Catalog, which goes live JULY 1!!!! Click the link in the sidebar to go see the sets and accessories that are going away. It's your LAST CHANCE LIST!

So, here is today's creation!

Card stocks: Shimmery White, Riding Hood Red (retiring IN COLOR), Brushed Silver

Inks: Encore Metallic Silver, Riding Hood Red

Stamp set: Heritage Holiday

Accessories: Silver embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy, Riding Hood Ribbon striped grosgrain, rhinestone brad, horizontal slot punch, dimensionals

I wish you could come see this card in real life - I really enjoy using the Shimmery White card stock. It's really pretty!

OK, I'm off to procrastinate some more. :D I hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend! OH! I forgot to tell you! My dad surprised me today with a BRAND NEW MONITOR!!! Amy gave me her dad's old ergonomic keyboard, which is really fancy, so I'm all set! It's so nice to see the CORRECT colors on my screen! :)

Be sure to take the time to STAMP something!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sweet Serendipity

Hey! :) How ARE you? What's up in your life today?

Continuing with my retiring stamp set theme, let's get right to it! :)

Card stock: Pacific Point (retiring IN COLOR), Whisper White

Inks: White Craft, Pacific Point (retiring IN COLOR)

Stamp set: Sweet Serendipity

Accessories: Big Shot, Stampin' Up! Texturz Plates, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, Top Note Die, dimensionals, pencil (for polka dots on main card!)

SUPER easy, monochromatic, LOTS of texture and fun shapes. What's not to love about polka dots? :D

How's your entry for the card giveaway coming??? Look at June 1st's post for details!

OK, I'm off! :) Have a wonderful day - and be SURE to take the time to STAMP something!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Heartfelt Thanks

Here I am! Still with the "asteroid" on my desk, still with green and purple coloring everything on my screen, but I used some Whisper White on the sample - so, no matter what it looks like to me, I THINK it's going to be right because of having that to work with. :D

So, you get to tell me: do the colors look right??? I wanted to use some more of the IN COLORS - be sure and stock up on your favorites before the end of the month (click HERE, then click on the SHOP NOW button at the top!) - so I chose Pacific Point and Kiwi Kiss. This uses both embossed resist and wax resist as techniques.

(I can't help but giggle - the far left of this card is bright violet on my screen!)

Card stocks: Whisper White, Pacific Point

Inks: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Versamark, Jet Black Stazon

Stamp set: Heartfelt Thanks

Accessories: white crayon, clear embossing powder, embossing buddy, heat tool, sponges

Super-simple, but I really enjoy this type of card!

OK, I'm off - tonight's going to be a fun time with Kenn, eating out and going to church. OH, and if you didn't know, SONIC is giving away free root beer floats tonight - go grab one!!!

Have a WONDERFUL day - and please, STAMP SOMETHING!!! Don't forget the CONTEST going on!!!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Please stand by...!!!!

It's been a rough couple of weeks on electronics around here! First BOTH laptops, now my MONITOR just gave way tonight when I was in the middle of something! AUGH! :D I DO have one now, but it's an OLD, OLD one - it's bigger than the little old TV I have down here in my studio!!!! And the fun thing is, it makes everything GREEN.

SO. Until I can get a new monitor, I'm going to have to do any picture work on Kenn's new computer when I get a chance. It MAY mean I can't post every day.

IF, however, you happen to be getting a new computer, and are close by me, and you'd like to bless someone.... :D I happen to know someone who would praise GOD for you and the blessing.... :D

I'll keep you updated, and do my best to get you a couple of samples this week still. I'll be loving on those stamp sets that are going away forever; I went through and marked my Idea Book tonight with all the sets AND the accessories. But there's still almost a whole MONTH before those sets say goodbye, and I'm going to keep on using them until the final day! :)

Have a wonderful day!!!! Please, take the time to STAMP SOMETHING!!!!! :)

Tuesday is here! :)

I hope you're enjoying your June so far - it sure came in with a heat wave!!! I'm SO grateful for air conditioning! :D

Anyway. If you receive my newsletter, you will have seen this card yesterday, but kind of small. I wanted to show off what you can do just by punching out shapes!

And I also wanted to use up some of my IN COLOR scraps. :D

Card stock: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point

Ink: Pacific Point

Stamp set: Really Retro

Accessories: Five-petal flower punch, Boho Blossoms punch, eyelet border punch, scallop circle punch, dimensionals

It's so fun to just slap things down. LOL!!! I don't know about you, but I have a little drawer I keep things I've either stamped or punched and not used. That way, I can pull them out and make a card in a hurry. If you do this kind of card, it's a great way to use up some of that stuff! :D

So, go STAMP SOMETHING - and have FUN doing it!!!!!

Monday, June 1, 2009


Hello again! :) Don't miss the THIRD ANNUAL BIRTHDAY CARD CONTEST - just scroll down a ways. :D I want to get this into your hands!

Also, there are LOTS of Decor Elements that are retiring - but I'm not going to type them all out here, because it would take me too long! :D Please email me if you'd like a pdf file of them - they're ALL 25% off!!!

There are also many accessories retiring; I'm not going to post them here, because they'll be flying out the door - and I don't want you to think they'll be available very long. :D Email me if you want to know more.

We only have until JUNE 30 to order any of these stamp sets. It's your LAST CHANCE!!! With the June hostess special, it's a great time to have a party - your guests will want to get those last few sets before they're gone. :)
Please note: this list is in page number order; I couldn't open the alphabetical, because so many people are trying to see! :D

Stamp Set Name Item Number Page #
Happy Heart Day 114978 26
Pinch Proof 115044 28
Blooming With Love 114936 30
Thoughts of Father 115094 30
The Free & The Brave 114962 31
Independence Day 114992 31
Snow Burst 110386 32
Holidays & Wishes 114984 33
Heritage Holiday 111646 35
Big Birthday Candle 114924 38
Big Bold Birthday 114926 40
Time to Party 111702 41
Boatloads of Love 114938 42
Great Grads 114976 46
A Little Birdie Told Me 115016 49
If the Halo Fits 114988 50
God is Love 114970 56
Always in My Thoughts 111562 59
To Have and To Hold 115098 60
Zoofari 115116 67
Life's a Breeze 113504 70
Perfect Princess 115040 71
Prehistoric Pals 115048 72
Wild About You 115110 73
Heartfelt Thanks 114980 84
Acuarelas Maravillosas 114032 85
Wonderful Watercolors 113688 85
Kindred Spirits 111662 86
Organic Outlines 111670 87
Doodle This 114954 88
Pretty Amazing 115050 93
Best Kind of a Friend 114922 96
Morning Soft 115036 96
Seaside 113512 97
Stitched Exotics 115080 98
Frames With a Flourish 113496 108
Seeing Spots 115058 108
Illuminations 114990 117
Beautiful Borders 111594 118
Sweet Celebrations 115082 120
Big Flowers 114932 122
All Scallops 114918 125
Sweet Sampler 115084 126
Classic Stripes 111568 128
Baroque 109264 129
Absolutely Fabulous 114914 132
Outlined For Fun 115038 133
Hugs & Wishes 114986 134
Elegant Cheer 114956 135
Sweet Serendipity 113626 136
Many Happy Returns 115032 137
It's a Sign 114994 138
One Smart Cookie 111506 139
In Good Form 111654 140
Just B 115000 140
Lovely Labels 115028 141
Short Order Alpha 115062 144
Short Order Numbers 115064 144
Ticker Tape Alpha 115096 144
Big Deal Alpha 114928 145
Big Deal Numbers 114930 145
ABC Alpha Lower 114908 146
ABC Alpha Upper 114910 146
ABC Images 114912 146
Simple Serif Mini 109429 148
Best Bee 4-Line 104532 149
Best Bee 3-Line 104533 149
Classic 4-Line 104538 149
Classic 1-Line 104541 149
Classic 3-Line 104539 149
Classic 2-Line 104540 149
Contemporary 4-Line 104542 149
Contemporary 1-Line 104545 149
Contemporary 3-Line 104543 149
Contemporary 2-Line 104544 149
Decorative Design 104535 149
Elegant Flower 4-Line 104528 149
Elegant Flower 3-line 104529 149
Large Text Only Simple 1-Line 104536 149
Large Text Only Simple 2-Line 104537 149
Tag It 103516 149
Beautiful Baby 114492 208
Birthday Wish 114486 208
Celebrations 114496 208
Flowers In Silhouette 114498 208
Forever 114494 208
Fun Flowers 114488 208
Glad Friends 114490 208
Say It With Scallops 111678 209

The following are on the current DORMANT LIST, going away forever!!!!
Felices Fiestas 112921
Happiness is a Journey 111540
Something New to Love 111692
Wonderful You 111181
Bella Blossoms 111596
Holiday Trinkets 111650
In Everything Give Thanks 111584
Tableau of Terror 111576
To You & Yours 111706


Enter the Third Annual Birthday Card Contest!

Yup, I have a birthday this month - so YOU get a chance to win GIFTS. :D I know, it's kind of backward, but that's the way I like it! (Uh, huh! Uh, huh! ROFL!)

ANYWAY. There are TWO categories this year: popular vote and MY vote.

You may use whatever you wish to create your birthday card for me. HOWEVER, for My Vote, all Stampin' Up! counts more. :D

All cards must arrive at my house by June 20, 2009. If you need my address, please email me.

Anything goes! I can't wait to see what you create for me. :) On the 21st, I'll put up a gallery where you will vote on your favorite by leaving a message. I will announce the winner on July 1, giving you 10 days to vote!

Now, GET TO STAMPIN'!!! :D And keep watching for another post, telling you about the LAST CHANCE LIST coming out today, too!!!