Friday, July 30, 2010

Ribbon Share Now Available!

There are sooooooooo many new ribbons to select from in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog and I just LOVE
the new  IN COLOR Stitched-Poly ribbon!

Ribbon Sampler Includes
approx. 15 yards of Stitched-Poly Ribbon:

Blushing Bride (pg 190) - approx. 3 yards
Peach Parfait (pg 190) - approx. 3 yards
Poppy Parade (pg 190) - approx. 3 yards
Concord Crush (pg 190) - approx. 3 yards
Pear Pizzazz (pg 190) - approx. 3 yards

The cost for this Ribbon Sampler is $10.00
Please email me at to order your sampler!

As soon as I get 5 orders, your order will be placed with Stampin' Up!, and so on for each additional 5 that take advantage of this offer. Expect your order to arrive within 10 days to 2 weeks from time of ordering.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Getting a Little Punchy at Convention!

I think they spiked my water!
Here is Tracy, myself and Michael; getting down with our bad selves during General Session!

Yep, they definitely spiked Michael's H2O!
This was closing day!  We had to say good bye to all our friends until next Convention.
See you all in 2011!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Some More Convention Fun!

Another Winner!
Michael thought it was hippie week not hippie night. Ha Ha
For those of you that know Michael, this is his everyday favorite dress.
Tye-Dye never goes out of style! Right?

I told you that I found inspiration in this swap.....
And here's the proof!
A nice liking, don't you think?
Here we were actually at Acme Burger.
I ordered a Strawberry Margarita but they did not have any strawberries. I know, right?
So the alternative was a Blueberry Margarita with an added splash of Rum. WOW!
One of those was plenty!  Good thing I was walking to the hotel!
You can see our new friend Ruthie in the picture as well!  She is from Fort Worth Texas and is a HOOT!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

More Convention 2010 Highlights!

For those of you who were so gracious (or should I say those of you who went with the spur of the moment with me) when I called you from Salt Lake for a workshop booking; I would just like to say again
In one of our seminar classes we were given ten minutes to make as many calls and get as many bookings as possible.  I got 5! With that I won a new stamp set that will be coming out in the new Mini Catalog September 1st!  Of course we all know that this is our Holiday Mini and so I can tell you that my set is a Christmas set!  I love it and I am so happy to have it.  I look forward to making projects with it with all of you!
Your Perk for hosting a workshop in August?.........
You will earn an additional $25.00 in hostess dollars for all workshops totalling $350 or higher!
Start making your guest list ladies!
I will be in touch soon!

Now it is time for a Laugh!
Are you ready?
Have you ever seen a better group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators?  I didn't think so!

Hippie night was a blast!
Here is our Go-Go Laugh In girl, Kim!
2nd Place not to bad! DSP & an Owl Punch!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Back from Convention! "Share What You Love"

All I can say is WOW!  I will be posting the duration of this week about Convention.  Lots of pictures to share with you!
There was soooooo much to do and to WIN!
As some of you remember Michael was the winner in our group last year!  While that was very exciting; this year we were ALL winners!  That's right! 
Check In Day Kimberlee took 2nd place in the costume contest!
Day One Karen was the winner of Prize Patrol!

Day Two I won the "Most Workshop Bookings"!  (Thanks to all of you that agreed on the spot to book a workshop!  I got a great Stamp Set from the new Mini Catalog that will be coming September 1st!

Day Three Michael  won Prize Patrol!  (another Stamp Set, Wheel and the NEW Candy Cane Lane Fabric!) oops! Did I say fabric?  This is just one of the NEW products you will be seeing in the new Mini Catalog! I can't wait to get my Big Shot workin'!

Finally, at the Final General Session......Stampin' Up! gave us all (every single atendee) a new package of DSP, an Ink Pad and Glass Glitter! oops again!  Did I say glass glitter? Another NEW product you will be enjoying soon!

I wish you all could have been there with us!  We had so much fun!  We laughed, made new friends, stamped some great projects & swapped like crazy!  Remember Michael's Frog? 

This swap did not even last 30 minutes on Check In Day!
Although, it was fast paced and we need a day to recover we are all so excited to go again next year!  Convention will be earlier next year; July 13th - 16th.  If there is anyone who wants to hang out with us, we would love to have you join us! Please call or email me and I would love to share with you how you too can enjoy all this!

Drum Roll....And the Winner is!.........

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jessy vasgird said...

I hope you r having a great time.. Next year!!!! love the bald eagle!!!!

July 22, 2010 8:22 PM

Congratulations Jessy!
Pick your stamp set valued at $25.95 or less and let me know!  I will get it ordered and sent directly to you!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Convention 2010....Day Four & your Final chance to WIN!

Are you hungry?
How fun is this punch Bar-Be-Que?
This is perfect for a summer card or invitation to a Cook Out!

Thanks Yvonne!

A Bar-Be-Que is not complete without.......
a Well Done Burger!
The buns are toasted on this one!
Great job, Liz!

This is it!  Post your comment for your Final Entry into our Convention Drawing!
We will use a random generator in the morning to find out who the lucky recipient of a stamp set valued at $25.95 is!
Good Luck!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Convention 2010...Day Three & another chance to WIN!

ATC's (artist trading cards) are also a hit at Convention!
Though they are smaller, they make great starts to a full card or they make great accents to a scrapbook page!
Today's swap comes from another friend, Liz!
(I bet you all think that I don't stamp!, Ha Ha)
I do and I will be showing you more of my own creations and Michael's as the week goes on! 
For now.....I want to show off the work of my friends and customers! 
 (Afterall, they have a great teacher....I know, funny!)

This is a charmer, don't ya think?
This is the new Elizabeth stamp!  This is such a versatile stamp, great for any ocassion and can have such a fantastic vintage look!  Liz is my vintage girl, she can turn just about any stamp into a vintage look!
She used one of my favorites......Chocolate Chip!  More Mustard is the highlight for the word Cherish which comes from the Baroque Motif set.  A little heat embossing and a rhinestone and you are ready to go!
You could mount this on almost any color cardstock.  Here, Liz used, Rich Razzleberry!

Let the comments begin!  Leave a comment today and earn another entry into our Convention Drawing.  You could be the lucky one who the random selctor chooses on Monday, July 26th to receive a stamp set of your choice valued up to $25.95!
Good Luck!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Convention 2010....Day Two & another chance to WIN!

Yesterday I told you about my wonderful friend, Yvonne.  Well today, I am showcasing a swap she made for me this year!
"Cheers To You" featuring "Totally Tess"
How cute is this?

The new DSP has been a hit and I have to say the Newsprint has been a favorite amoung my customers!
Doesn't that drink look yummy?  I can say that here in Salt Lake City, it is hot!  I think that I may need to find a similar type drink tonight at dinner! 
Tonight is the Utah Diva's International Dinner and Swaps at Biaggi's!
I will be thinking about all of you, my friends tonight as I have a drink and toast "Cheers To You"!
Thanks Yvonne for helping make Convention special!  You are a great friend!

It's time again!  Leave a comment on todays post for another entry into our Convention Drawing!
The winner will receive their choice of stamp set valued up to $25.95.  Drawing will be done by random selector on Monday, July 26th!
Good Luck!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Convention 2010...Day One and Another Chance to win!

"The Eagle"
This is my Colorado Swap.  Each year that I attend Convention, I try to incorporate a card that shows the beauty of Colorado.  I can not take all the credit for this tradition; my first year of Convention, my Colorado card came from my wonderful friend, Yvonne!  She told me I needed to take a swap that signifies where I was from.  Since then, I have made a tradition out of it! 
Remember, Wildlife Wilderness?  Loved that set, I think I actually cried when Stampin' Up! retired it! My first year at Convention, Yvonne used that set to create the Colorado Card.  Now that we have the new In Wilderness stamp set, I thought I would revisit that beautiful first card!

What do you think?
I love the saying in this set!

I used three colors (Pretty In Pink, Delightful Daffodil and Pumpkin Pie) and my brayer to make the sun set.  I used Yvonne's old trick to saran sponge in the mountains.  (Crumb Cake and Old Olive) I then used my brayer again and Certainly Celery to fill in the meadow.  The final touch to the scenery was to stamp the Large Pine from Lovely As A Tree in the forefront with Garden Green.
Now with the scenery set; I heat Embossed (black) the Eagle on Crumb Cake cardstock. I used my handy dandy Stampin' Write Marker in the Pumpkin Pie to fill my eagle's beak and talons. Using my White Gel Pen (who can live without one of these?) I colored in his head and wing tipped feathers!
A quick bubble cut and an dimension and he found his home perch up in the sunset sky!

Okay!  Time for some more comments!  Remember each day that you leave a comment is one more entry into our Convention Drawing for a  FREE stamp set valued up to $25.95!
Thanks for stopping by & Good Luck!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Convention 2010....Check In Day!

We are off to Convention!
Today is "check-in" day.
Stampin' Up has announced that tonight we will be having a "Hippie" party!
Yes, we are dressing up! Bell Bottoms, Tye-Dye, the whole bit!
So to go along with this ocassion, Michael has created a
"Pyschedelic Frog" swap!
The background is the Shaving Cream Technique.  The Frog's tummy is the Baby Wipe Tye-Dye Technique!
He used oval and circle punches to create the toadstool. Scrap pieces of Crumb Cake were used to hand-cut the stems! The frog?....check out our punch art section for details on how to create him!
The new Funky Four stamp set is where the stamped mushrooms come from and the little flower you see in the background comes from the Eastern Bloom set.

Leave a comment today to be entered into our Convention Drawing!
Visit each day during Convention (July 21 - 25); leave a comment on each days post; next Monday, July 26th we will use the random selctor to choose a winner! 
 The prize?.....Your choice of stamp set valued at $25.95 or less! 
Good Luck!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Smooch Spray Tips!


Before each use, shake vigorously until the particles are fully mixed. The sprayer can become clogged if particles get sucked up into the tube.

Spray in the direction of the arrow on the nozzle top. Be VERY careful to check this. I have been just a little off a couple of times and ended up spraying projects laying on my desk instead of the item in my Color Catcher.

For best results, spray six to ten inches from your project. I often spray from even a greater distance - twelve to fifteen inches. For a heavier application of color, spray closer to the project.

I find quick, but firm sprays result in a more "misty" application. If you use hesitant, or partial sprays, you will get a more splotchy appearance - which may be what you are looking for on some projects.

The Smooch Spritz bottles are made of glass. When using this product, place the bottles on a towel or cloth to prevent them from rolling and possibly breaking.

If the ink dries outside of the nozzle, remove the nozzle and submerge it in a household cleaner (such as Windex or 409) for 20 minutes. Rinse, replace the nozzle, shake well, and spray.

We have a great product that will help you use the Smooch Spray - the Color Catcher. Use the Color Catcher to catch color overspray from the Smooch Sprays (or Shimmer Spray made with our Shimmer Paints, etc.) that can splatter work areas. Just place your project inside the Color Catcher and spray--and don't worry anymore about cleanup. Plus it is easy to assemble and disassemble and it folds up compactly!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My Digital Studio Update!

The version 1.0.4 update to My Digital Studio is now available! With this FREE update, not only will you get the latest My Digital Studio features and functionality, you also get all of the new colors (including digital card stock, ink colors and Patterns Designer Series Paper) from the recent color renovation! That’s a $50 value!
Updating your My Digital Studio software is easy!

If you have installed the initial update (version 1.0.1), simply click Help and select Check for Updates in the My Digital Studio software. The update will be performed automatically.

If you have not completed the initial update, download and install version 1.0.1 first, and then complete the steps listed above to get the most recent update.

Once you have the most recent version, you can download your FREE color updates by going to the MDS Updates page. Then download each of the four updates in your version (PC or Mac) and click run to install them.

I just completed my own update and it was so simple! And the new colors and Designer Series Paper are AWESOME! Stampin’ Up! will be sending an e-mail to all registered My Digital Studio users who have opted to receive e-mail from the company to alert them of the free upgrade and provide similar instructions as found above. If you need any assistance with your My Digital Studio updates or any other questions about MDS, please let me know!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Christmas in July!

I have been visiting Splitcoast stampers!
This is another card featured this month in "The Great Outdoors" workshops.
This is a non-traditional holiday card.  I love the sunset!
Here I brayed So Saffron, More Mustard and the new
 Cajun Craze!
When I think about stampin outdoor theme's, I always seem to come back to the Lovely As A Tree stamp set.  It's an oldie, but I just can't resist!
A little Dazzling Diamonds on the forefront tree, a touch of a white gel pen on the background trees
 and there you have it!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A little Emboss Resist, anyone?

This is a quick Sneak Peek at one of this month's workshop projects!
The technique:  Emboss Resist!
I love the Brayer and I love Heat Embossing; so this technique is one that makes me smile!
I used the Inspired By Nature stamp set (who doesn't love this one?)
I also used the Priceless Swirls (another favorite) for the under lay.
Simply stamp a random pattern on Whisper White card stock. Then with Versa Mark ink stamp your bold image stamp.  Heat Emboss the Versa Mark image with CLEAR embossing powder. Lastly, using a darker color Classic Ink and your Brayer; cover it all up, using a kleenex, wipe any excess ink off the embossed image!  And WOW!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Thank You's....

My friend, Carolyn needed some quick Thank You's for some great volunteer's and hard workers who helped organize and run Vacation Bible School!
Here we are making Mini Milk Cartons!
Sealed with ribbon and a quick tag!

For the Ladies!
The Only Ovals Thank You with the butterfly was used and the Milk Carton itself was stamped with the Hello Again stamp set!

For the Gentleman!
We used the Mini Library clips for the older gents and kept with ribbon (the new espresso) on the young generation!  These were stamped with the Extreme Elements stamp set!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

New Catalog is Revealed!


The brand-new Idea Book & Catalog is here, and is filled with all new color collections, wood- and clear-mount stamps, accessories, punch designs, and much, much more!

The sales period for the new catalog begins today at noon, Mountain Time (that's 2:00 pm Eastern Time).

Need a new catalog? Click here for details.
Click here to download an online version!
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