Friday, July 27, 2007

Kristina Lewis has blog candy!

Hey go check out Kristina Lewis' blog! She's giving away blog candy from convention! =)

Monday, July 23, 2007

Rockin' Girl Blogger!

Wow, I was just nominated Rockin' Girl Blogger by Lois and Debbi! Thanks! Y'all rock too! =)
I am supposed to nominate 5 other blogger for this title, so here goes.

Fresh & Fun-Is it really possible that Beate hasn't been nominated yet, or am I just missing it? Beate is the definition of Rockin'! Her blog is so filled with inspiration! She has so many gorgeous things on there, and of course all the wonderful tutorials she wrote for SCS. I have learned so much from her.

Stamps, Paper, Scissors-Jan is just loaded with great ideas! And she's so darn funny too!

Inspirations by Rachel-She makes such cute stuff! There is just something so fresh about her cards.

A little Scrapbook Therapy-Alesha has such good ideas! There is always some cool layout or color combo on her blog. I love her cards!

Stampin' with Kerin-She has such fun ideas! And great layouts!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Baroque Motifs

Yay! I finally made some cards with Baroque Motifs. I got this set on Wednesday and still haven't really don't anything with it. I made both of these cards last night, well I guess I should say this morning. It' was about 1:00 am when I started. I think I do better late at night though. Now I'm just lovin' this set!
-Stamps-Baroque Motifs
-Paper-Whisper White, Mellow Moss, Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, and Kraft.
-Ink-Mellow Moss (stamped off. I wanted a really light effect on the little flowers.), Bravo Burgundy and Always Artichoke
-Accessories-Burgundy 1/4" grosgrain, Rhinestone brads
-Stamps-Baroque Motifs
-Paper-Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue
-Ink-Not Quite Navy and Bashful Blue
-Accessories-Hemp twine and Pewter eyelets.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Sales Tax Holiday in August for Selected States

Good news! Several states' legislatures have passed a special sales tax holiday during specific dates in August. During this period, sales tax does not apply to school supplies. The participating states typically define school supplies as any item normally used by students in a standard classroom for educational purposes.

The following states are participating in the sales tax holiday:

Alabama: August 3-5
District of Columbia: August 4-12
Florida: August 4-13
Georgia: August 2-5
Louisiana: August 3-4
Missouri: August 3-5
New Mexico: August 3-5
North Carolina: August 3-5
South Carolina: August 3-5
Tennessee: August 3-5
Virginia: August 3-5

Here is the chart of what applies. I'm not sure how big this picture is going to show up, but if you click on it you can see it full size.

Remind me never to do this again

Well, I've never stamped on wrapping paper before. But I wanted to do some with Wild About You for my Sister-in-law's baby shower tomorrow. She is a stamper too, so I thought she'd like this. This set matches the bedding in the nursery (very cute by the way). Well, maybe I should have gotten a smaller, but no I got a bathtub. This took 6 feet of wrapping paper. My arms were so sore by the time I got done.
And here is the little tag on top (which is really crooked!)And the matching card.
-Stamps-Wild About You, Polka Dots & Paisley, Mini Mates, Big Pieces
-Paper-Bashful Blue, Bliss Blue, Barley Banana, So Saffron, Certainly Celery
-Ink-Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Sage Shadow, Pale Plum
-Accessories-White Wrapping paper, Celery Ribbon, Blue Ribbon (can't remember which one that is), ticket corner punch and white signo gel pen. I think thats everything =).

Ginormous Flowers & Big Pieces

Well, I finally made something with my new stamp sets! I didn't get too much on my first order. I got Ginormous Flowers, Big Pieces, It's All Good and Baroque Motifs. I need to get off my butt and make some more stuff now =).

I still can't believe Cool Caribbean is retired. But I'm going to keep using it anyway. =)
This layout was a CASE from Beate.
-Stamps-Ginormous Flowers, Big Pieces, It's All Good, and Polka dots & Paisley.
-Ink-Cool Caribbean, Rose Red and Old Olive
-Paper-Cool Caribbean, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive
-Accessories-Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware, Rhinestone brad, White Signo Gel Pen, and the ribbon I just love! I got at Michaels. It's Elements by American Crafts. I don't have the InColors yet, but I think it would look great with Purely Pomegranate.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Wanna get the perks of being a demo, without being one?

So do you want to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, without actually being a demonstrator? I am looking
for a couple of people that are willing to commit to spending $50 a month on Stampin’ Up! products,
and in exchange I’ll give you my discount of 20% off*! There is no limit on how much you spend, just as
long at it’s $50 or more each month. To be honest, I’m having a hard time meeting my minimum sales
requirements by myself, but I don’t want to lose my discount, so this way we can help each other.
Qualifying orders still receive hostess benefits as usual. You do not have to be local to do this, just as
long as you are in the United States. Orders will be mailed directly to you. When Stampin’ Up! ships your
order, I can email you the tracking number. If you have any questions at all, I’d be happy to answer
them for you, or if your interested just email me at

*The 20% comes off the subtotal after tax and shipping are calculated in.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Christmas & Springtime

I made these two cards today. I thought it was kinda funny. One is totally springtime, and the other one is for Christmas.

The layout of this one is a CASE from page 110 of the new catalog.
-Stamps-Simply Said
-Ink-Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, and Certainly Celery.
-Paper-Rose Red, Regal Rose
-Accessories-Certainly Celery 1/4" grosgrain ribbon.

I really like this one! It's such an easy card! I made one similar last Christmas. I'm so glad Snow Flurries made it to the new catalog.
-Stamps-Seeing Spots, Snow Flurries, Happy Everything, and Polka Dots & Paisley
-Ink-Bravo Burgundy and Always Artichoke
-Paper-Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla Cardstock
Accessories-Spot On jumbo stampin around wheel, Mellow Moss 1/4" grosgrain ribbon.

I made these a few days ago, I just forgot to post them. I'm a bad blogger. I don't update enough =).

I made this card for my husbands grandma (still haven't mailed it).
-Stamps-Doodle This and Polka Dots & Paisley.
-Ink-Chocolate Chip, So Saffron and Whisper White Craft ink.
-Paper-Rose Red, So Saffron and Chocolate Chip cardstock. So Saffron prints designer series paper.
-Accessories-Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain(retired), white Signo gel pen and Watercolor Wonder Crayons.

This one I'm not too crazy about, but I was trying to make myself use Looks Like Spring, which I rarely pick up anymore. I don't think the So Saffron or the Regal Rose fit in with the Rose Red and Old Olive. The layout of this card was a CASE from page 41 in the new catalog. The ideas in there are soooo much better this year!
-Stamps-Looks Like Spring and Artfully Asian
-Ink-Rose Red, Old Olive and Regal Rose
-Paper-Rose Red and Old Olive cardstock. Rose Red and So Saffron Prints designer series paper.
-Accessories-Spring Bouquet punch, pewter Hodgepodge hardware, Rose and Chocolate chip 1/4" grosgrain (both retired), light pink gingham ribbon, and clear rhinestone brad.

The scalloped circle on this card was made using the corner rounder punch. You can see a tutorial for that HERE. The layout was a CASE from Jeanne S on SCS. You can see her card HERE.
-Stamps-Wild About You, Polka Dots & Paisley
-Ink-More Mustard, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Basic Black, Bashful Blue and Ruby Red.
-Paper-Barely Banana and Bashful Blue cardstock. Certainly Celery Prints Designer Series Paper.
Accessories- Apricot Appeal 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, white Signo gel pen, corner rounder punch.

Sunday, July 8, 2007


Wow, I just realized I've been tagged by Sara, Carrie, and Theresa. Go check out their blogs. Their great!

So, here is what I’ve got to do…

1. Tell you all 7 things about myself.

2. Tag 7 other bloggers to do the same.

3. Post these rules and the names of the other 7 bloggers I tag.

4. Leave tagged bloggers a comment on their blog so they know they’ve been tagged.

Hmmm, this is going to be hard =).

1.) I started dating my hubby when I was 15. We got engaged when I was 17, and married at 18.

2.) I am terrified of roaches! I'd much rather see a snake any day (well except for the 5 foot rattlesnake my dog found in the backyard).

3.) I don't have any children yet (looking forward to it though). Right now our only babies are a long haired chihuahua, and 2 pit bulls (don't believe everything you hear about them. It's all about how they are raised. Ours are the sweetest dogs you could ever ask for).

4.) Wanna take a guess at my hobby? LOL =)

5.) I hate mushrooms! UGH, that texture is just horrible.

6.) I love Pineapple and Coconut!

7.) My favorite color for clothes is blue, but for most other things it's pink.

I am tagging


Well, I can't seem to find anyone else that hasn't been tagged already. So if you haven't been, consider yourself tagged. =)

New Designer Series Paper

Amy ( Yawp on Splitcoaststampers) emailed DS (demonstrator support) to find out what colors the designer series papers coordinate with. So here is the list. Thanks Amy!

Brocade Backgrounds:
Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, River Rock
Cerise: Real Red, Very Vanilla
Charbon: Basic Gray, Very Vanilla
Crawly: Basic Black, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust
Cutie Pie: Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, So Saffron
Doodles: Brocade Blue, Groovy Guava, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi
Dashing: Old Olive, Real Red, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Fall Flowers: Old Olive, Really Rust, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky
Flowers for You: Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise
LeJardin: River Rock, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Linen Prints: Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Pink Passion
Notations No.2: More Mustard, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi
Outlaw: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla
Petals & Paisleys: Certainly Celery, Cool Caribbean (which is retired), Rose Red, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Taken with Teal
Prints: Monochromatic papers available in Almost Amethyst, Always Artichoke, Blue Bayou, Brilliant Blue, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Groovy Guava, Lovely Lilac, More Mustard, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, River Rock, Rose Red, So Saffron, Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise
Porcelain Prints: Blue Bayou, River Rock, Wild Wasabi
Uptown: Almost Amethyst, Basic Gray, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi
Wintergreen: Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Sage Shadow, Soft Sky

You can see the DSP on pages 170-173 in the catalog. If you don't have a catalog yet, just click on the picture of it at the top of my right sidebar.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Altered clipboard

Here is an altered clipboard I just finished. I think I liked it better before I decorated the top. I think it's a little bit over done or something. I don't know, maybe it would have looked better if I used the same paper I used on the rest of the clipboard. Sorry, lately my blog seems like it's mainly Doodle This. I just can't get enough of it! I'm kinda tired of most of my other sets. I think I need to trade some of the on Splitcoast.

-Stamps-Doodle this
-Ink-Chocolate Chip
-Paper-Rose Red, So saffron designer Prints paper and Chocolate Chip cardstock
-Accessories-Clear Rhinestone brads, Watercolor crayons, aqua painter, blender pen, Rose grosgrain (retired), Chocolate grosgrain (retired), and Apricot grosgrain. For the grosgrain ribbon that is retired, you can just get the white ribbon dye your own. Check out THIS awesome tutorial by AmyR.