Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer Cookout Kit

Take advantage of all the Summer Fun the Country Living Summer Cookout Kit can bring to you. This summer, Stampin' Up! has partnered with Country Living magazine to create a unique craft kit, which they will feature in their July 2009 issue. You'll love how it can help you to create special memories with a fun and convenient, coordinated summer barbeque! Dates: June 15 - August 31, 2009 or while supplies last
Item # Description Price
118070 Country Living Summer Cookout Kit $24.95

The exclusive Country Living Summer Cookout Kit includes the following products:
8 die-cut table tents (2 each of 4 colors)
Die-cut components, bamboo skewers, and envelopes to create 8 shish kabob invitations
12 die-cut coasters (3 each of 4 colors)
16 die-cut tags (4 each of 4 colors)
24 12" x 12" printed food wrapper sheets (12 each of 2 colors)
4 printed recipe cards
5 yards linen thread
Ruby Red Classic Stampin' Spot
Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Spot
Dig In stamp set (item number 116700)
Note: the kit does not include tablecloths, plates, or flatware.

Buy this online HERE.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

More "old" Scrapbooking 2 more layouts done this's one of them. I finally used my Top Note Die (positive & negative pieces) for pictures. This was made with an old Simply Scrappin' Kit...those kits are just too fun and easy to use...just throw down strips and add the self-adhesive die cuts, and you've got a page done!
I also took out all of my 12x12 scrapbook albums today and started putting completed layouts inside. I'm determined to keep scrapbooking this summer to catch would be nice to make my wedding album, especially since I just had my 9 year anniversary! :) I have 6 albums that are pretty much done, but still lots to do. My kids are going to end up with a ton of albums someday.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Old Scrappin'

While I wait for my new catalog goodies, I thought I would use some old stuff...and this Simply Scrappin' Kit is pretty darn old!

I cranked this page out in about 15 minutes...I'm trying to scrapbook as much as I can during the summer so I can be all caught up...or almost caught up. These pictures are from Spring 2008.

Now I need to pull some pictures off the computer and get them printed! :)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Decor Stencil Card

I got a few minutes to stamps today when the kiddos headed outside to play on their new swing set! :) I'm really having fun with the Stencil, as you can tell.
Stamps: Circle Circus, Razzle Dazzle
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Brocade Flourish Decor Stencils, Pretties Kit, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Dimensionals, Punches-Modern Label, Word Window, Scallop Oval, 1" & 1 1/4" Circle, Sponge

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Scrappin' With NEW Goodies

This layout was too fun! I used the *new* decor stencil, Brocade Floursih, to add a design onto the 12x12 Kraft. I just layed the stencil down and sponged Chocolate Chip ink onto the stencil...too easy and fun. It would look nice to sponge a couple colors together too...I'll try that later. It was great to use an In Color Stampin' Write Marker for the Razzle Dazzle flower. I inked up the whole stamp with Mellow Moss then went back with the Rich Razzleberry marker to add a contrasting color. I'm having fun using me new "stuff" and I can't wait to put in my big July 1st order with goodies from the new catalog!
Stamps: Circle Circus, Razzle Dazzle, Define Your Life
Cardstock: Whisper White, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Rich Razzleberry, Mellow Moss
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Rich Razzleberry, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Brocade Flourish Decor Stencil, Sponge, Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Marker, Punches

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Circle Circus

Here's another card I made with my new goodies. I'm so excited to have this set; I've been waiting for a set like this to coordinate with my circle punches. I layered 2 the 1" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches onto the Scallop Circle Punch, which gave great dimension to the card. I also used dimensionals to lift the Modern Label Punch, which has the greeting. I like to snip down the brad prongs with the Craft & Rubber Scissors when the brad lays close to the edge.
Stamps: Circle Circus, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede
Accessories: 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Dimensionals, Silver Brads

Friday, June 19, 2009

*NEW* Card

Yay...I finally had a few minutes to play with my new stuff. You can tell it was only a few minutes because this card is incredibly simple. I used 2 new stamp sets, Teeny Tiny Wishes & Razzle Dazzle. Isn't the new Modern Label Punch great?! The cardstock colors, besides Whisper White, are new In Colors: Soft Suede & Melon Mambo. I hope to play some more soon...I made my order list for July's large! :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My Little Graduate

My baby boy graduated Kinder- garten today! The kids were so cute and sang songs about going on to first grade. He got his last report card...all 3 out of 3's. I'm so proud of my little guy. We had a little party/luncheon at our house after and he had a blast playing with his cousins. Congratulations, Gordon! :)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Celebrate Summer

I know it's not feeling like summer in So. Cal., but it's just around the corner. Tomorrow is my baby's Kindergarten graduation. He was singing a song that they've obviously been practicing at school, about Kinder being over, and I had to really fight back the tears! I'm a mess!

Here's a card front that I have had since last year, so I thought it would make a great thank you card for his awesome teacher. We couldn't have asked for a better teacher and we hope that our daughter will be in her class in a couple years. That's Wild Wasabi that you're looking at; I told you I made it a year ago! :) Stamp sets are: Everyday Flexible Phrases (retired), Nursery Necessities, and Priceless. The waves were made with a circle punch.

I'll be wearing the waterproof mascara tomorrow! :)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Got my Preorder & NEW Catalog!

Yay! My order and catalog arrived yesterday. I earned some of the stamp sets for free too! I'm so excited about the new catalog...there are a lot of new, cute stamp sets and accessories and the new In Colors rock...especially since they come in markers now!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Last Chance Stationary Set

Isn't this a cute idea? I love stationary set ideas. As a demon- strator, I have access to so many patterns and templates on the Stampin' Up! website. Demonstrators- you can find this box template, which is called "Define your Life." The box holds 3"x3" cards and envelopes and has a belly band which makes it so cute. My Technique Club girls will make this stationary set this weekend.
Stamps: Oval All, Say it with Scallops*
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red*
Ink: Riding Hood Red*
Accessories: Candy Lane Designer Series Paper*, Punches-Oval, Scallop Oval, Spiral, Large Star, Trio Flower, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Pretties Kit
*On "Last Chance" List...Hurry before these items are gone!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Raspberry Tart Dalia Fold

This card shows a Dahlia fold technique that is really quite easy and quick...I'm excited to share this idea with my Technique Club. You can find A LOT of samples and directions on I wanted to use some retiring items for this club meeting and this ended being a fun and colorful card.


Stamps: Say it with Scallops*

Cardstock: Very Vanilla Ink: Kiwi Kiss

Accessories: Chocolate and Celery Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Pretties Kit, Scallop Square Punch, Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper*

*On "Last Chance" List...will be gone soon

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Last Chance Scrappin'

I'm using some retiring items for this month's Scrapbooking Club...I'll miss the In Colors, but the new ones are really fabu! :) This was probably the simplest layout that I've created for the club, but I love the little popsicle embellishment. That idea came from an adorable card that Patty made over a year ago. It would be cute to have the popsicle open to add some journaling, but I decided to keep it closed. (Click on phots to see more detail)
Stamps: All in the Family, Nursery Necessities, Eastern Blooms, Wonderful Favorites, Big Deal Alphabet*, Sweet Celebrations*
Cardstock: Kraft, Whisper White, Baja Breeze*, Pacific Point*, Riding Hood Red*
Ink: Basic Black, Baja Breeze*, Pacific Point*, Riding Hood Red*
Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, 1 1/4" & 1 3/4" Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch, Silver Brads, Popsicle Stick (half), Dimensionals, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Blender pens (for girl's clothes)
*On "Last Chance" List...hurry before they're gone!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

My Anniversary

Today is my 9 year wedding anniversary, and we've been together for over 16 years...and we're still young! :) Here's a picture of us from our Senior year Winter Formal.

We're going out to dinner tonight and I told the kids that I would let them watch some of our wedding video...they're thrilled to hang out with their auntie tonight.

I'm a pretty lucky lady to have such a great husband and best friend. We've been together since our teen years and I hope we'll be together forever, even when we're very gray and wrinkled.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Birthday Album

's 3 years later, but Gaby's 1st birthday mini album is finally done! The invitation was made right after I became a demonstrator and everything else has been done recently. I used the DSP that I bought back then to do this album and I still love it. I may go back to some pages to add a little more, but I'm glad it's done for the most part. Gaby will be 4 next Tuesday and my son, Gordon is turning 6 on little babies! :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Last Chance Stamps & Accessories

Get 'em before they're gone! This is the last month to get some 0f those stamp sets and accessories that you've have your eye on. Stamp sets are available until the end of June, but accessories are only available while quantities last; first come, first serve.
Click HERE to see the Stamp Sets on the Last Chance list.

To view the Last Chance Accessories, click HERE, but know that the list will be updated.

Also, there's a great June Hostess me to book your party today.

The Summer Fun Hostess Bonus Promotion has two parts:
Hostesses who hold a $250-$399.99 workshop will receive an additional $20 in hostess free merchandise dollars.
Hostesses who hold a $400 or more workshop will receive an additional $40 in hostess free merchandise dollars.